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YOUth support - international volunteers supporting social projects in Vienna
Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Venue: Vienna, Dates 1.9.2015-31.8.2016 Countries involved: France, Spain, Montenegro Greece, Austria, Sending partner Concordia France Centro Xuvelnile Abertal, European village APD-ZID Montenegro, Cocat Spain Coordinator Grenzenlos Austria, Host organisation Caritas *peppa*, Caritas magdas HOTEL, KOMIT, Potenzial Jugend Within the project “ YOUth support - international volunteers supporting social projects in Vienna” 4 different social institutions working with less privileged persons and will host 5 EVS volunteers. KOMIT is a living place for disabled clients, Potenzial Jugend is a job and supervison training center for disadvandaged youngsters who try to find their way into the job market, magdas is a Caritas hotel run by refugees and *Peppa is a Caritas center specialized on activities for girls aged between 10-20 years old. The main objectives for all involved organizations: + get new inputs and broaden the organisational horizon + receive intercultural and foreign language input through hosting an European volunteer + Stregthen partnerships through a concrete EVS activity + to strengthen partnerships among the involved organisations + support and give recognition to socila institutions working with less privileged clients +promote volunteering as an added value within society The general learning outcomes for the volunteers: + to develop Social and Civic competences, such as team work, empathy, especially competences related with the relation with other people, about living together, about discovering themselves in different context. + to promote cultural awareness through international exchange and through the exchange with other EVS volunteers + to discover the social system in Austria through volunteering in different social institutions +to improve their organizational and teamwork skills as a result of a close co-operation with the team members and being part of team meetings + to gain a better geographical, political and social knowledge ofAustria and Vienna specifically +Organizational and group-management skills developed through planning and supervising trips and little activities for children +Entrepreneurship through offering own activities depending on the personality oft he volunteer to the kids Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own ideas into their host projects but also to the MELANGE activities. They will have to create, plan and evaluate an activity on their own + Living in Austria with the support of the German classes will give the participants the chance to increase their competences in foreign languages, specially German, but also the languages of other volunteers, the clients of the projects and English. +to develop own “Learning to learn” competences. And last but not least, within the frame work of the MELANGE Programme and all its events, free time possibilities, general interactions with other volunteers and the people of the Grenzenlos-environment, volunteers will experience how to appreciate and how to learn from and within an intercultural landscape. PROJECT-SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES KOMIT + Understanding of the concept of independent living of disabled adults + Getting to know to the Austrian social an health systhem especially in connection with disabilities +Organizational and group-management skills developed through planning and supervising trips and little activities for disabled adults Potenzial Jugend + understanding the concept of job trainings + getting to know tot he Austrian employment and unemployment System *peppa* + getting to know to different methodologies empowering girls and young women +gain practical experience in working in a multicultural team and environment magdas hotel + gain an insight view in a social business +getting to know to the Austrian asylum seeker system and the reality of refugees and asylumseekers living in Austria + gain practical experience in the field of sustainable tourism The project is coordinated by Grenzenlos within the frame of the MELANGE Programme. The MELANGE program is the EVS in Vienna in close cooperation with wienXtra in behalf of the city of Vienna. Within the program the volunteers and host projects are supported and connected in order to get to know each other, share experiences and - simply - to have an enriching time. Within Melange several free time activities and cultural events for current and former EVS volunteers are organized by Grenzenlos
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