EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICES
From 20th to 30th of September, we organize a youth exchange ‘Art Tolerant” in YPGD with 35 participants from 7 different countries (Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Poland and Croatia). Youth exchange allows groups of young people to meet, live together and work on shared projects for short period. This is the opportunity for these youth to learn about another culture and share their own in positive and fun atmosphere through non formal activities.
Interview to Fiona Hanke
First a few facts about yourself.
My name is Fiona, I am from Bremen, Germany and for now I am living in Vukovar, Croatia. We are 6 EVS volunteers and live all together in “plava kuca” and we are working in a youth organization called YPGD.
Before starting my EVS project I was aware that I would have the chance to meet people from different generations, and I was very excited about the idea. However, I never thought I would learn and gain so much from that experience in such a short period of time.
EVS (European Voluntary Service) is an international volunteer programme funded by the European Commission. It enables all young people legally resident in Europe, aged between 18 and 30 years, to carry out an international volunteer service in an organisation or in a public body in Europe, Africa, Asia or South America for a period ranging from 2 to 12 months.