Volunteering at three Danish EVS-hosting projects ..
Volunteering at three Danish EVS-hosting projects through AFS Interkultur, deadline April 2015
Date du début: 1 août 2015,
Date de fin: 31 juil. 2017
Objectives of our project:
This project involves three young people who will spend a period of between nine and twelve months as EVS volunteers during which time they will live and work in Denmark and thus get an insight into Danish language and culture.
The EVS volunteers will work at three different host projects with different themes, aims and objectives.
This application includes the following activities:
- One volunteer from France will live and work at Snoghøj Højskole for twelve months
- One volunteer from Germany will work at Spjald SFO and live in a local host family for nine months
- One volunteer from France will work at FC Midtjylland and live in a local host family for ten months
Two different nationalities are represented in the project. Two out of three volunteers will be hosted in host families and thus integrated more easily into the local culture and population, learn the local language and adjust as good as he/she can to habits and traditions. The volunteer working at a folk high schools will be living at the school and thus be part of the vibrant social life of the school but at the same time have a contact family with whom they can spend weekends and holidays.
All volunteers will be part of the local AFS chapter and meet other volunteers and exchange students at the seminars and meetings arranged by AFS, sharing their experiences, points of view, information on both their host country Denmark as well as their countries of origin.
In this project AFS Interkultur will be the coordinating organisation. The Danish host organisations are all organisations who have been selected by AFS Interkultur and two of the projects receive EVS volunteers for the very first time. The volunteers have been recruited partly through our existing sending partners, partly through the Youth network portal. The sending organisations are primarily organisations with whom we have a long-term and succesful cooperation. By putting the entire AFS volunteer network in Denmark at the disposal of the parties of this project we aim to make the project a rewarding learning experience for all.
In terms of results and impact envisaged, it is our aim that through the volunteer work and the development of their intercultural competencies the participants will improve their employability and develop their social capital enabling them to become active participants in society and in the development of the European community.
The desired long term benefits are that both the volunteers, the hosting projects, the host families and the local community will get an better understanding of the diversity within the EU but also of the similarities between the EU countries. In this way we aim to bring the European Union and the entire idea and thought behind the European Union to the various local communities. These are places where the EU in general have been very diffuse and far from their everyday life. However, through this project the European Union and the ideas behind the EU becomes tangible for their everyday lives.
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