Youth Information NOW
Start: 01-01-2018 - End: 31-12-2019Project Reference: 2017-3-MK01-KA105-046767EU Grant: 25275 EUR
The Group EVS project entitled “Youth Information NOW!” is a long term volunteering project for 12 months (6 months activity for each volunteer) involving 6 volunteers from Italy, Spain and Turkey in local youth work activities in Kavadarci, Macedonia. Three volunteers will start the project in March 2018. After their service for 6 months, three more volunteers from the same countries will continue their activities from September 2018. The volunteers will be actively involved in daily work services in Youth Information and Counseling centre INFO SEGA working on different tasks, activities and projects in Kavadarci, Macedonia.
The YIC INFO SEGA Kavadarci 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 offline and on-line contact with youth. This project is follow up of the project "Information Right Now" funded by E+, which was successfully implemented in YIC Kavadarci with three Italian volunteers. The presence of EVS volunteers in the center and developing different activities for local youth and children, informing them for different opportunities with new methods (offline and online) and sharing their culture is very important for local population and for everyday work of the center.
The origin of this project is to help, support, implement new methods in the work in the Youth Information and Counseling center INFO SEGA Kavadarci, focusing the project into promotion the importance of using youth information tools and services (online and of line) among local youth through various activities including multicultural activities, ongoing national campaign and language improvement. Also, main concentration will be given on the Promotion of different kind of information regarded to actual youth possibilities and opportunities mainly trough online activities.
Furthermore, the project objective is 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. One of the important objective is actively engagement into the National Campaign "365 Youth working rights in Macedonia" in order to increase the awareness about the rights and responsibilities of young employees in Macedonia. Trough this campaign the volunteers will give a significant contribution in the realization of the campaign activities. Volunteers will made a clear picture of the current situation of the young workers in Macedonia which can compare with the situation in their countries and give us feedback for improvement and further use that comparative as official base document. 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.