Information Access for Youth
Start: 01-06-2017 - End: 30-11-2018Project Reference: 2017-1-MK01-KA105-035230EU Grant: 21855 EUR
The Group EVS project entitled “Information Access for Youth” is a long term volunteering project for 12 months involving 3 volunteers from France, Croatia and Bulgaria in local youth work activities in Prilep, Macedonia starting in August 2017.
The volunteers will be actively involved in the activities of the Youth information and Counseling Center INFO SEGA Prilep. The YIC INFO SEGA Prilep is project from Coalition SEGA and is devoted to inform, educate and counsel young people about various possibilities available for youth (studying abroad, scholarships, volunteering, trainings and seminars, events, information for employment, and etc) through providing a direct and on-line contact with youth.
The origin of this project is to help and support the work in the Youth Information and Counseling center INFO SEGA Prilep focusing the project into promotion the importance of using youth information tools and services (online and of line) among local youth and youth creativity through various activities including multicultural activities and language improvement.
Also, the project aim to promote the importance of the creativity that it has to be on higher level for young people and children trough implementing various activities connected with informal education within local schools and free creative workshops in INFO SEGA. Another objective is to increase the cultural cooperation between foreign countries and Macedonian cultures in organizing cultural and creative public events and meetings. The EU volunteers will share their experience and implement activities within the local youth and community. They will also learn and promote the traditions and the culture of Macedonia in order to extend the visibility of Macedonia and create a real inter‐cultural exchange.
This project will be a meeting point for all young people who want to be familiar with youth possibilities, to learn more about developing creativity and culture by giving them useful information and organizing different activities. In the project the young people will have the possibility to learn the foreign language.
There are many types of activities where the volunteers will be involved such as sharing information, promotions to the other young people about services in YIC INFO SEGA, running creative workshops for local young people, conversations and meetings with local youth and local authorities, also meetings with the representatives in Macedonia.
There will be open space for the volunteers to implement their ideas to improve the quality of the project and encourage more and more youngsters to be active in the services delivered by them. During these experiences the volunteers as well as the youngsters will have inter-cultural learning in order to have a better understanding in each other culture.