NEW EVS PROJECT IN NICOSIA!
Our project’s mission is to organize different leisure time as well as educational activities for young people, in order to help them find different creative ways to spend their free time. At the same time our aim is to help them learn some new things, such as speaking a new language, getting to know a new culture and also come closer to their own traditions. With the help of our volunteers, we are going to organize activities that will help the Cypriot community to explore their identity and find ways to become more active.
One of our goals will be to inspire the local community be more active citizens, by organising different events, open to the public, and promoting volunteerism. A lot of young people in Cyprus are at the moment unemployed and quite frustrated because they do not feel that they are productive in any way. There are also a lot of young people that may be asylum seekers, political refugees or even human trafficking victims. These young people do not have the same opportunities as others, especially because they are not really integrated in the society. A lot of them do not have friends or hobbies and in many cases, not even some creative ways to spend their days or learn something. Our goal is to promote the inclusion of these young people to the society and help them find ways to use their energy in a creative way. We will also organise events that will show them the opportunities that they have abroad and how they can travel and at the same time learn new things.
Through different actions, including non formal education and a variety of other tools, such as Human Library or Theater of the Oppressed, cultural festivals and many more, we will try to make people understand that they have different ways to be productive and creative. The volunteers will get lots of versatile experience from youth work and will gain lots of knowledge about leading different kinds of youth groups.
The volunteers will have the opportunity to plan activities such as their own workshops according to their interests and also be part of developing old ones, such as the weekly radio show and the 2 months edition magazine. They will also have the chance to help in a refugee shelter and learn about different kinds of office work like reporting and planning. Volunteers will participate in the diffusion of youth mobility programs, support the implementation of workshops and the search for partner projects and help with organising local and international seminars.
About the ideal volunteer, there are no preferences regarding gender, age or study areas. We need an active and well-motivated person, willing to expand his/her horizons through experiencing new adventures and challenges. The volunteers should have the necessary competencies and motivation to work with young people of different backgrounds and with different interests as well as the willingness and openness to learn new things, including working with the computer. The volunteers should be preferable over 20 years old and open-minded towards different working methods, different languages and cultures. No special scientific or studies background is needed, however it will be appreciated any knowledge/skills regarding sports, arts, ideas in finding alternative ways to increase youth participation, activism in several sectors, environmental issues etc.
The countries that are going to be involved are Italy, Spain, France (Martinique), Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Period of the Project
01 June 2018 – 31 March 2019
For more details about the project and coming to Cyprus, you can download the complete Info Pack:
EVS "Happiness" Project
“Happiness” mission is to organize different leisure time as well as educational activities for young people, in order to help them find different creative ways to find happiness. At the same time our aim is to help them learn new and diverse things, such as speaking a new language, getting to know a new culture and also come nearer to their own traditions. With the valuable help of our volunteers we organize activities that will help the members of the Cypriot community to explore their identity and find ways to become more active and happy.
Our volunteers’ main targets are to organize events that will show to them and to the young Cypriots the opportunities they have abroad and how they can travel and at the same time learn new things. Through different actions, including non-formal education and a variety of other tools, such as "Human Library" or "Theater of the Oppressed", cultural and sports festivals and many more, we try to make people understand that they have different ways to be happy, productive and creative. The volunteers get lots of versatile experience from youth work and gain lots of knowledge about leading different kinds of youth groups.
Furthermore, the volunteers have the chance to improve their organizational, social and team working skills, by planing activities according to their own talents, knowledge, preferences etc. and be part of developing existing ones. They also learn about youth information and about different kinds of office work like reporting and planning. Volunteers have the chance to participate in the diffusion of youth mobility programs, support the implementation of workshops, support the search for partner projects and the organization of local and international seminars. In addition, they help in a shelter by organizing activities for the migrants and help them with their everyday tasks if there is need.
Our volunteers are active and well-motivated people, willing to expand their horizons through experiencing new adventures and challenges. They come from Italy, Spain and Czech Republic.
Period of the Project:
20 May 2017 – 19 May 2018
EVS Project - Our Voice (2016-2017)
Three enthusiastic and passionate volunteers are taking part in our new EVS project “Our Voice!”; Luana from Italy, Nikola from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Veronika from Czech Republic. They are highly motivated to organize activities for young people and help them to express themselves and take part in the democratic process of Cyprus. They are involved in the organization by offering different kind of workshops such as weekly Music Workshop, promotional workshops about EVS, and a bi-communal Woodcarving Workshop for Turkish-Cypriot and Greek-Cypriot artists. They also organize discussion meetings and educational activities for young people based on Structured Dialogue Methodology. These activities aim to facilitate the discussion between young people and policy makers about different subjects, to make sure that the opinion of young people are taken into account in defining the EU’s youth policies. Our volunteers arrived in Cyprus in September and so far they have organized already two monthly events based on the Structured Dialogue Methodology. The first one was about “Migration in Cyprus” and the second one about “Integration and Discrimination in Cyprus.”
Our Voice! September 2016 - May 2017
YEU Cyprus is looking for three Volunteers for his next EVS Program which starts in September of 2016.
Countries of the Program are Italy, Bosnia - Herzegovina and Czech Republic.
“Our Voice!” project’s mission is to organize different workshops and meetings as well as educational activities for young people based on structured dialogue (YEU Cyprus will provide the volunteers with all the relevant training concerning Structured Dialogue methodology), in order to help them express themselves, find ways to contribute to the community and participate in the democracy process of Cyprus. At the same time our aim is to help them participate in discussions between young people and policy makers about different themes, to make sure the opinions of young people are taken into account in defining the EU’s youth policies. The themes and topics for discussion are usually decided at European level by EU Youth Ministers but we are also going to organise different other meetings to discuss other topics, such as the opinions of young people for the Cypriot problem and how they think it could be solved in the best possible way, unemployment, youth empowerment and many more issues that affect the youth.
Apply for it today, don't miss the experience of doing your EVS in Cyprus!
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CULTURAL CARAVAN 2016-2017 EVS
Four enthusiastic volunteers are taking part into our new EVS Program "Cultural Caravan". Benjamin from Hungary, Barbara from Portugal, Gioia from Italy and Juanjo from Spain are motivated and ready to create new and unique ideas for the cultural and social environment of Nicosia and Cyprus.
They arrived in Cyprus in April and so far they organised events not only in Nicosia (Veggie Kitchen, Movie Screenings, the workshop "Open mind, open world", etc. ), but also in Larnaca (sport events like "Wet games"). For the fall of 2016 they are planning ahead lots of events, therefore if you would like for example to take free lessons of Spanish, Italian or Portuguese, or you would like to attend other cultural events, don't forget to check our YEU Cyprus Facebook page for news and updates, as well as Cultural Caravan's Facebook page.