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Stepping Stone 2016
Start date: 01 Jan 2016, End date: 30 Jun 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

7 young volunteers from 4 different countries in Europe (Spain, Italy, Germany, and France)will arrive in Denmark to be involved in 10 activities with different themes. 3 volunteers will gain experiences and skills from working with children and young people, assisting teachers in classes or in social and sport activities, and with mainfocus on achieving new skills and experience in teaching. 1 volunteer will work with invironment working in a marine zoo, helping with the daily flow in the fishkitchen, mainteaneces and in time participate in the feedings/trainingsessions of the animals.3 other volunteers will gain new skills and experiences working with disabled and socially disadvantaged adults, assisting in workshops, cooking, baking, playing games, arranging activities(theater, creative workshops etc.) and trips. All volunteers will integrate into the local culture and population, learn the local language and adjust as well as they can to habits and traditions. The main objectives of the project are to promote youth mobility, intercultural exchange and active citizenship amongst young Europeans.The volunteers' learning process will be supported by practical training whenever needed, formal and informal discussions as well as weekly or monthly planning and sum-up meetings and furthermore by working with the Youthpass.Moreover, the volunteers will participate in the trainings and evaluation meetings offered by the Danish National Agency and camps/seminars arranged by Dansk ICYE. The project will be coordinated by Dansk ICYE, working in close cooperation with the host organisations.The volunteers will have an opportunity to use all his\her experience from the project, to create the active way of participation and develop competences which are important both as for personal as professional future. Moreover the volunteers will be offered a Youthpass Certificate which is recognized by the European countries and a useful contribution to the volunteer’s socialization and professional life. The ones in contact with the volunteer will learn about his/her culture of origin and thus raise awareness of cultural differences, as well as similarities and common challenges and possibilities within Europe promoting a European identity. This is for colleagues, host families and their friends, the children, youth and the clients the volunteers will meet at the projects as well as personal contacts and friendships the volunteer will make during his/her stay. The volunteers will contribute as an extra source of practical support and inspiration in the everyday projects, tasks and initiavtives, which will further develope the activities and the organisations.Each participant will dissiminate the achieved experience in his /her own personal network. The volunteer will also serve as an ambassador for not only the Erasmus + Programme, but also the European Union itself.
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