4 european volunteers in Agrigento

Last November were initiated by the Foundation Mondoaltro, operating arm of Caritas Agrigento, three projects of EVS on the merits of the Erasmus + of the European Commission.

EVS offers young people between 17 and 30 the opportunity to live an intercultural learning experience abroad in a non-formal, and promoting social integration and active participation of the local community.
Through this experience young people have the opportunity to come into contact with new cultures, express solidarity with others and gain new skills and skills useful for their personal and professional training.

The Foundation Mondoaltro currently has three projects in EVS – European Voluntary Service:

BEEHIVE
EVS project which provides for the acceptance for 10 months (November 2014 – September 2015) of three volunteers from Germany, Spain and Belgium. The project partners are three European organizations: LJBW Dresden (Germany), Dynamo International, Brussels (Belgium), and Euroaccion of Murcia (Spain).

EUROPEAN YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
EVS project which provides for the acceptance for 8 months (November 2014 – July 2015) of a volunteer from France. Project partner is the French organization Adice Roubaix.

VOLUME
EVS project that involves sending for 12 months (November 2014 – October 2015) of an Italian volunteer in Ostrava in the Czech Republic. Project partner is the Caritas Ostrava.

The young volunteers will be engaged for the duration of their service, in the scope of intercultural activities and in particular the playroom multiethnic “Beehive” but will also be able to experiment in other activities carried out by the Foundation and Caritas Mondoaltro Agrigento , that will enrich their experience abroad.

“We believe that the presence of these young people from different European countries – said the director of the diocesan Caritas of Agrigento Valerio Landri – may be a new stimulus for young Agrigento to deal with cultural diversity, and foster the ability to play all experiences ‘foreign or voluntary activities.
Each of the volunteers will be able to spend their talents at the service of others and to discover new ones and will also give space to their creativity to help improve our services. ”

In addition, the opportunities for growth in a non-formal and intercultural offered to young people through the European Voluntary Service will allow the Foundation to realize Mondoaltro paths for the promotion of intercultural dialogue, of the worldwide peace and who have a real impact and verifiable in life and people in the local community of Agrigento.

Projects Erasmus + EVS are funded by the European Commission through the National Agency for Youth.

Pictured from left to right: Catharina Christoph (Germany), Maria Dehaese (Belgium), Sarah Bizimana (France), Maria Angeles Garcia Martinez (Spain).