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Blended event: Solidarity_Opening the door to new volunteering fields

Partnership-building Activity

29 November - 3 December 2021 | To be confirmed, Finland

We want to open the door to new fields in volunteering! The event aims to bring together different organisations, newcomers and the ones that have experience and are interested in new fields of volunteering.

How can European Solidarity Corps - volunetering projects be implemented in fields such as climate change, social economy, libraries and museums, online activism, intergenerational dialogue, human rights and other areas? 

This networking event aims to bring together new and experienced organisations who are interested to become part of the European Solidarity Corps community; a community of active organisations that goes beyond by exploring new volunteering areas and co-creates relevant opportunities through an inspiring process. 

Objectives

  • Create a frame for sharing experience in the field of volunteering, from different areas of expertise 
  • Discuss and understand Solidarity as one of the core values in volunteering  
  • Explore new fields of volunteering beyond the outreach of the former European Voluntary Service programme  
  • Motivate the organisations to join the European Solidarity Corps community 
  • Support networking between organisations and encourage them to establish trans-national projects in the framework of the European Solidarity Corps programme  

Target group

The event is for participants with the following background:  

  • Newcomer organisations / institutions interested in stepping in the Solidarity Corps volunteering action, with or without the Quality Label.  
  • Experienced organisations interested to have new partners in new fields of volunteering

Programme and methodology

The event is an networking activity that aims to generate new partnerships across Europe for volunteering. The programme will be based on the principles of non-formal learning. The methods used will be interactive and participatory. There will be space for participants to share thier experience and expertize in all types of volunteering. The programme includes field visits in host country. Also, this event is a blended event, having in mind the two moments where the group will meet also online:

  • The selected participants will be invited on HOP online learning platform to start the preparation for the event 
  • On 22nd November, the selected participants will be invited for a online introduction session from 9:30 - 16:00 (lunch break at 13:00 - 14:00). The aim of this session is to get to know the group and explore already information regarding the European Solidarity Corps programme 
  • On 17th January 2022, the selected participants will be invited for an online evaluation meeting from 9:30 - 13:00 
  • Please see the flow of this event in the draft agenda attached below.  
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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/9684

This Partnership-building Activity is

for 30 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches, Staff of municipalities, representatives from the cultural sector, etc.

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)

SALTO ESC supports National Agencies and organisations in the youth field and beyond with the implementation of the European Solidarity Corps programme. The mission is to explore the potential of solidarity as a core value in European societies and to promote the use of the European Solidarity Corps as a tool for understanding and living solidarity. SALTO ESC coordinates networking activities, training, seminars and events that will support the quality implementation of the programme and maximise its impact. By doing this, SALTO ESC contributes to building a European Solidarity Corps community of organisations.
More info: www.salto-youth.net/rc/solidarity

Co-organiser(s):

  • Finish National Agency (Finnish National Agency for Education’s (EDUFI) (National Agency)
  • Hungarian National Agency (Tempus Public Foundation - Erasmus+ YOUTH Unit) (National Agency)
  • Austrian National Agency (OeAD) (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Romina Matei

E-Mail:

Phone: -

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

Costs

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the European Solidarity Corps. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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