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Volunteers Promoting Volunteering
Start date: 01 May 2015, End date: 31 Mar 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

We present the current project for the volunteer application under the European Voluntary Service - CONTEXT OF THE PROJECT : In an increasingly global society, this project addresses the need to work actively for the eradication of prejudices and stereotypes about other cultures and nationalities and thus build a European and global citizenship of peace. The motivation to participate in the European Voluntary Service program in which we have participate for several years, is directly connected to the mission of the Servicio Civil Internacional: Service Civil International ( SCI ) is the Spanish branch of the officially registered international movement International Civil Service that since 1920 works for peace and understanding between peoples. The International Civil Service promotes more than 90 years volunteering fields that connect people around the world who wish to pursue a field of volunteerism and local organizations. SCI 's philosophy is that when working voluntarily with people from other cultures or other characteristics bridges cultures and stereotypes tend break. These general aims each year in sending over 300 volunteers collaborate on charitable projects around the world , offering the opportunity for an intense experience of intercultural learning. We also welcome a similar number of foreign volunteers in projects in Spain . - NUMBER AND PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS: The profile of EVS in SCI is a person with an interest in volunteering to promote multiculturalism and mutual understanding among peoples as a tool for peace. Furthermore, given that our main task is the promotion of local and international volunteers , we attach great importance to the previous experience in volunteering in any association or local initiative working on environmental, social and / or cultural issues. Because we believe in SCI vital good accompaniment to each EVS welcome in our organization, SCI only hosts 3 volunteers a year in our project. - DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES AND METHODOLOGY: The Volunteers Promoting volunteering project is a fundamental tool aimed at promoting the exchange of European and international volunteering as a tool for peace education through intercultural learning, a way to contribute our bit to create young Europeans ambassadors of multiculturalism and peace. The project's main objective is to promote international volunteering done by people who are themselves international volunteers: 1. Promote through international volunteering his example, in its various forms and programs. 2. Incorporate and promote the presence of volunteers of different nationalities and cultures into our local SCI volunteer groups (Snacks on the street, Spanish classes, North-South and Ecosphere). We consider valuable learning and intercultural exchange that occurs when people from different cultures work together voluntarily. 3. Participate in the training and sending of more than 400 volunteers each year. We give the volunteers to choose between 700 volunteer camps organized all around the world each year. - RESULTS, IMPACT, AND POTENTIAL LONG-TERM BENEFITS: Through EVS project we want to foster exchanges between young Europeans through volunteer experiences. Thus we know that the impact of the project between our volunteers and young Spaniards is of great importance because the SVE is a model and example to all those who come to our organization. Equally important is the opportunity to actively participate for long periods, in social organizations of the characteristics of SCI. This exchange may be an example and enriching experience for them and for building a peaceful society. From this project we want to make our contribution to the European project as they continue to create generations of young European ambassadors of peace and intercultualidad definitely the best long-term benefit we can bring to the earth and humanity.
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