ESCAPE: European Solidarity Corps Active Participation and Education in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

ESCAPE: European Solidarity Corps Active Participation and Education in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

ESCAPE: European Solidarity Corps Active Participation and Education in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Active Bulgarian Society (ABS) focuses on cooperation between  Bulgarian and foreign youth organizations. We aim to:

  • Organize and partner in training courses, youth exchanges, volunteer
    initiatives, seminars, and conferences.
  • Promote dialogue between young people.
  • Promote active citizenship and European values among EU citizens.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The main idea of the "ESCAPE: European Solidarity Corps Active Participation and Education" project is to create learning environment for young people with fewer opportunities from EU and EaP countries to enter their path of social development and enhancing their social capital. At the same time, the project aims to contribute to the reinforcement of intercultural dialogue, promote solidarity, youth initiatives, active citizenship and European awareness in the area of Blagoevgrad and home countries of each volunteer. ESCAPE will be the fourth volunteering project of ABS providing a learning environment through non-formal methods such as learning by doing i.e. experiential learning. Previous volunteers started as a personal projects Chat Club, Stage invasion, Happy Mondays, etc. and already have over 120 different events self-managed and organised by volunteers.

ACCOMMODATION, FOOD AND TRANSPORT ARRANGEMENTS

▪ Pocket and Food money: Volunteer will get pocket money every month: 90 euro (or the equivalent in Bulgarian currency) and food allowance:110 euro each month. The money will be transferred between 1 and 5th at the beginning of every month to the volunteers. ▪ Accommodation: Volunteer will be accommodated in a shared room with another volunteer (from the same sex) in their own flat, with new furniture, which is situated in a walking distance to our office and the city center. The flat has all the necessary facilities for living.

TRAINING DURING THE PROJECT

Among activities offered to the volunteers are: support ABS communication channels including social media and communication with international partners, supporting organizations of international mobility activities such as trainings and youth exchanges, providing information about Erasmus+ and learning mobility to the local youth, organizing local social events / e.g. chat clubs/, language tandems and other interactive activities for young people, working with Eurodesk database and many others. Each volunteer will be encouraged to propose own personal project idea.

VOLUNTEER PROFILE

18-30 years old young person who is interested in volunteering projects. There will be given priority to unemployed, finished or excluded of the formal education system, or with economical difficulties youth. The most important criteria in the selection process will be the motivation of the participants. The communication level of English language skills and basic computer skills will be a plus.

When: July and August 2020 (59 working days - short term ESC)

Infopack: click here

Deadline: 26 June 2020

How to apply: Send your motivation letter and CV at evs@yeu-cyprus.org and complete the application found here

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