We are looking for E.V.S. accreditated organization to apply for LARGE-SCALE EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE EVENTS
• from May 2018 to January 2019
• Preparation: From 01/05/2018 to 20/08/2018
• Implementation: From the end of August untill the end of September
• Follow up: 30/09/2018 – 31/01/2019
Number of EVS involved: 30 participants
Number of countries involved: 5 + Italy (6 participants per country)
H.R.Y.O. Human Rights Youth Organization is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation founded in Palermo in 2009 with the aim to strengthen the Human Rights at a local and global level.
The organisation is engaged in implementing educational youth projects at local and international level since its foundation. At local level we organize seminars, workshops, and other educative courses for promoting human rights and other democratic, European values. H.R.Y.O. is also promoter of the palermitan Culture Festival “Meet Me Halfway”; the Festival values are grounded on the idea that if all cultures could meet in a common space free from prejudice and racism, looking at Palermo from a different point of view, there will be the chance to create a connection between differ cultures and establish a constructive dialogue for the entire society. Another focus of the festival is especially to look forward to improve local development through intervetions in the places where the event is organized, a way to break down the mental barriers that restrict people to move on their own territory.
This specific project aims to connect EVS participants by involving them into the organization of the culture festival Meet Me Halfway in Palermo, always planned for the days close to the 21. September, the international day of peace.
The implementation period will start from the end of August and will go untill the end of September 2018 ( the festival will be probably planned from the 21st to the 23rd of September). During this period the EVS participants will be working on different preparatory activities. During a first phase (1st week) there will be workshops and intercultural debates, which topics will be multicultural and social dialog, tolerance, introduction to the palermitan situation – difficulties and merits – laboratories with experts. The participants will be involved in non-formal activities enhancing teambuilding and the establishment of shared expectations about how to carry on the project activities. The secon step will be to start working on activities focused on promoting Erasmus+ and especially the EVS Programme. The activities planned will focus on promoting the programme at a local, national and international level. The instruments that the participants will use to obtain these results will be to create videos that will capture on film how it is to be living this foreign experience, especially in a city that represents the past and present blooming of art and culture, religion tolerance, in both a classical and a multicultural way. During this phase the EVS will also organize their contribution to the festival under the monitoring of H.R.Y.O. Organization, which will coordinate every step of the project.
During the Festival the EVS participants will actively participate to the organisation of activities aiming to:
⁃ promote the EVS programme through role games that will involve external participants
⁃ promote the organizations involved in the project and the National Agecies (stands of the countries involved)
⁃ raise awareness about migrations problems, difficulties related to people with disadvantaged backgrounds
⁃ enhance intercultural understanding
⁃ empowerment of young people through the promotion of active citizenship
If you have interest to take part in it please send your partner identification form to firstname.lastname@example.org[:]