Applications Invited for European Voluntary Service

YOUTH IN SUPPORT OF THE ROMA COMMUNITY
EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE

The project “Youth in the support of Roma community” is a group European Volunteer Service  project which will be held in five rural roma communities from Valcea County in Romania. The project involves seven partners viz: Asociatia Tinerilor Rromi Valcea (atrv.eu) – Romania,Les Francais de L’Ain – France,ProatlanticoJuvenil – Portugal,CankkaleKozaGenclickDernegi – Turkey,Agenda Global Siglo 21 – Argentina,Orissa State Volunteers for Social Worker – India and Sambhawana – Nepal

The themes of the project are: information and communication and rroma communities and the specific objectives are:
-Realizing an innovative EVS stage by direct involvement of 12 volunteers from India, Nepal,Argentina, Turkey, Portugal and France in solving social problems facing Roma communities.
-Acquisition of basic knowledge on active participation to the community’s life by EVS volunteers.
-Developing feelings of tolerance, solidarity, preventing racism and xenophobia among young volunteers.
-Making friendship relations between the five EVS volunteers and young people from Rroma communities.
-Promoting volunteering in general, and European voluntary service in Romani communities.
-Establishing an online portal aiming the share of best practices for projects addressing Roma communities.

Duration of the EVS stage is of 12 months (1 February 2015 –1 February 2016)
The main activities will be:
-Co-organization of educational programs as “summer kindergarten”, “second chance” “parents` school”;
-Organization of regional seminars and of an annual conference;
-Making a media campaign in Rroma communities;
-Promoting volunteering.
The above activities will be implemented using a variety of methods of non-formal education as: workshops, debates, structured dialogue, labyrinth theater, socio-educational animation, life coaching, photo-voice, film voice, flash mob, living library, street animation.

Validation of the EVS stage:
The volunteers involved in this project will be awarded a Youthpass certificate at the end of this EVS internship, which will describe and validate the experience of non-formal and informal learning acquired by each volunteer during their EVS internship period. The Youthpass certificate will be considered a process of awareness, reflection and documentation of learning during the different stages of the project.

 FINANCIAL PROVISIONS OF THE PROGRAM:
-Visa support
-Round-trip travel from Nepal to Romania
-Accident and sickness insurance
-Monthly Allowance to cover  meals and incidentals
-Free accommodation in apartments
-Local transport in Romania will be provided free of charge

ELIGIBILITY:
Application is open to Nepali youth, ages 18-27  at the time of application, who meet the following criteria:
-Currently living and studying/working in Nepal.
-Currently involve in any community initiative and has at least 1 year of professional experience.
-Able to begin the program Romania  from 1 February 2015, and is committed to returning Nepal after completion of the program
-Able to receive long-term  visa to Romania.
-Proficient in spoken and written English at the time of application

All interested nepali youth should send their CV( not more than 2 pages) and a motivation letter ( not more than 500 words) to info@sambhawana.org.np 

TIMELINE:
Application due : 31 July 2014
Interview with Short Listed Candidates: 15-20 August 2014
Finalization of 2  volunteers: 28 August 2014
Travel Preparation : September-December 2014
Departure to Romania: Last week of  January 2015
Program begins: 1 February-2015

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