‘VEEhYcLE’ EVS in Portugal | October 2018

Volunteers in European Solidarity Corps as an Engine
(for social inclusion) of young peopLE


MOJU is a youth organization founded by a group of young people who strongly
believe in the importance of youth participation in society. It is a non-governmental
organization which works at three levels: local, national and international. As such,
MOJU is a member of the Federation of Youth Organizations of Algarve, of the
National Federation of Youth Organizations and of YEU – Youth for Exchange and

The aim of the project is to promote young people’s active citizenship in general and European
citizenship in particular since living and working abroad will be an important learning
experience in itself for the volunteers. Also the contact with the local youth will allow
the discussion about the European values with persons from different backgrounds and
realities, but also will be a chance to promote changes in different areas and different

Main Objectives: help to improve the level of skills and key skills of young people,
including the disadvantaged, promoting intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and
solidarity, particularly through creating opportunities for mobility for learning purposes.
Complementing will help to improve the quality of youth work by strengthening the
cooperation between youth organizations. In terms of priorities, the project will enable
the development of basic and transversal competences such as entrepreneurship and
multilingualism, and will raise awareness of European citizenship.

Project activities: Starting in October 2018, the volunteers will work on the project for a 12 month period

Venue: the southern Portuguese city of Olhão

Accommodation: MOJU as a hosting and coordinating organisation is responsible for providing the
volunteers with accommodation in a safe environment. The volunteer will live in a
furnished rented flat shared with other volunteers, close from the office and not far from
the centre of the town. The flat contains all the necessary amenities and is divided in
different rooms, kitchen and bathroom. The volunteers will have their own bedroom or
share it with another volunteer, a shared kitchen and bathroom.

Food: The house where the volunteers will live have a kitchen that can be used. A monthly
contribution for food will be given to every volunteer in the amount of 120 Euros.
The volunteer will receive during his stay in Olhão, a monthly pocket money. The amount is stipulated by the Erasmus + Programme and is equal to 150 Euros. The Coordinating Organization will be responsible to pay the pocket money at the end of
each month.

Apply: After you carefully read the Info Pack, send your CV and motivational letter to evs@yeu-cyprus.org until the 15th of September.


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