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W(orldwide) A(ctive) V(olunteers) in E(urope)
Start date: Aug 1, 2010,

"WAVE - W(orlãwiãe) A(ctwe) V(olunteers) in E(urope)" takes place in the framework of both Euro House Network and the Pilot Programme Strategic Partnership for Local Active Partnership that is run jointly by ARDR with City halls and coordinating schools from Gorj and Dolj county as well as both Gorj and Dolj County Councils and Youth and Sport Direction. "WAVE" is to gather 38 volunteers from 13 different countries spread over 3 continents - 20 volunteers from Programme Countries, 10 from Neighbouring Partner Countries and 8 volunteers from Other Partner Countries of the World (Latin America and Africa)- for a period of 9 months, to spend a rather challenging self discovery and personal building experience. The volunteers are going to start their service in 2 equal groups in two different periods: September 15th, 2010 - June 15th, 2011 - Gorj County and October 1st, 2010 - July 1st, 2011 - Dolj County. The project is being hosted in 18 rural and small urban communities from 2 neighbouring Counties:- Gorj County (Bustuchin, Balteni, Hurezani, Lelesti, Motru, Musetesti, Rovinari, Targu Carbunesti and Tismana)- Dolj County Amarastii de Jos, Bailesti, Carcea, Calafat , Dabuleni, Daneti, Giurgita, Gighera and Malu MareThe project aims both towards social and personal grow of volunteers and beneficiary target group along with organizational and community sustainable development by bringing added value to existing activities and implementing new ones which stimulate the intercultural learning process, encourage active participation of youngsters, especially those with fewer opportunities and strengthen the international partnership.WAVE is continuing the initiatives developed by the previous EVS projects, the starting period of the EVS placements offering the volunteers the opportunity to meet their peers and have sufficient time to learn, experience and take over the activities/ projects in the hosting communities. The key themes that are to be foUowed along the project are rural and urban development and using non formal educational methods (such as animation) for encouraging and increasing the active participation of youngsters in their local communities. This opportunity to meet the other volunteers will insure an easier and better cultural, organizational and even community accommodation of the new volunteers as long as they will have some time to take over the current activities/initiatives.
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