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Friday, 07 March 2014

EVS, or European Voluntary Service, is the EU project that enables a young person (18–30 years) to become a volunteer in another country for between 2 to 12 months. The fields of service vary from environment, arts and culture, activities with children, young people or the elderly, heritage or sports to leisure activities. The project has to take place in a country other than the country of origin of volunteers. The basic condition is that it is non-profit-making and the volunteers remain unpaid. This year EVS has become incorporated into the new Erasmus+ .

As a result of a call from November 2013 for five positions for volunteers from: UK, Poland, Ireland, Italy and Finland we have recruited a group of volunteers who were willing to work with Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo for 10 months by assisting local BSF staff. Each of them has been assigned to specific projects corresponding to their professional background.

EVS volunteers

Francesca from Italy is supporting Strategy Advocacy Project Coordinator. She will be responsible for analysis of “Strategy” news, laws, documents and developments in this area. She will also participate in preparing advocacy related communications.

Kinga from Poland is engaged with Communications and PR issues. She will work on producing a periodic newsletter, communicating with stakeholders via social media, reporting on projects and improving the website.

Cordelia from Ireland will support the Learning Centers Network Coordinators in implementation of current LCN program and development of new LCN projects.

Elsa from Finland is taking care of desk research, designing, analyzing and evaluating field research in current projects. She is supporting the BSF International Coordinator.

Dearbhla from UK is helping our Volunteer Coordinator. She is supporting local and international volunteers as well as being engaged in promoting volunteerism in Kosovo.

All new volunteers will stay with us till the end of November this year. We are very happy to have them here and appreciate their contribution to our activity.

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 March 2014 )
 
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