think europe is realising a multinational youth gathering right now with the support of the EU youth programme YOUTH IN ACTION. The gathering deals with the European Year of Volunteering.
Just yesterday three europeers took part in the gathering. They supported small international workshops. The youngsters dealt with the different situations of volunteering in the five nations which take part at the gathering (Turkey, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland & Germany). They also discoverd opportunities to be active for developing countries, what the European Year of Volunteering actually is and everything connected to the European Voluntary Service.
During the presentation-session the europeers participated in the discussion, commented on the performances and raised interesting questions.
Afterwards the europeers presented the EVS from their perspective, and talked about the experiences they gained abroad. They also briefly presented the programme „europeers“ itself.
Two of them stayed for the European country market in the evening with lots of music, dancing, food and fun!
It was great having had them with us. They enriched the discussion and presented volunteering peer-to-peer. It was active and not so theoretical. Hope to see you again here at the Europe House Marienberg in future projects.
If you are interested in „europeers“ or you would like to find out more information about the EVS visit their homepage