About this event…
The EVS & BEYOND event ran from 29th November – 6th December 2018. It brought together professionals and young people from 15 countries to explore the future of EVS and develop new partnerships across the network. The aims were…
AIM 1: Sharing previous EVS experiences
Former EVS volunteers are asked to share both their own stories and experiences. In this way, they make young people from different countries and cultures feel closer to each other and most importantly remove the fears, doubts and worries that affect most young people.
Aim 2: Inspire new volunteers
Achieving the first aim is a way to encourage other young people to join EVS projects. Attendees will find out that EVS is something that can change your life. For example, a girl from Greece found a job in Turkey after her one year long EVS project in Ankara.
Aim 3: European Solidarity Corps / The future of ESC
EVS is evolving into a new programme called the European Solidarity Corps. The good news is there will be more funding, but there will also be some significant changes. The first solidarity projects are launching in January 2019 and are open to all programme countries.
The EVS & BEYOND story…
This video will give you some background to the EVS & Beyond Partnership Building event 29th Nov – 6th Dec 21018
HEAR THE PODCASTS
Listen to a series of podcasts about all things related to European Voluntary Service and the European Solidarity Corps.
SEE THE POSTCARDS
A series of postcards were created by the media team showing participants at the EVS & Beyond partnership building event.
READ THE MESSAGES
A series of letters related to EVS/ESC were written by the participants – read them
MEET THE COUNTRIES PRESENT
Find out about the organisations and countries present at the EVS & BEYOND event
Life Changing Opportunities
My Story 1
My Story 2
My Story 3
Over the years there have been many life changing opportunities provided through the European Voluntary Service, here are 3 stories from our group.
Meet the different media teams
There were eight teams working to report on what took place during this event meet them by clicking on the images below
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