EVS Projects in Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine

20 Dec 2012

EVS Projects in Azerbaijan, Russia and Ukraine Oct 2013 - August 2014

"Learning active citizenship-Capacity Building Stage XVI" is a group EVS programme which addresses the issues of marginalisation & discrimination against minorities. It aims to raise the awareness of 16 vols on the existing forms of discrimination, to sensitise them for their own situation as foreigners in the hosting countries and to encourage to actively strive towards a more inclusive society. The topic is tackled in a kick off training where the vols come together and discuss the wide ranges of marginalisation & exclusion, exchange ideas & experiences & analyse the different approaches in their home countries. The meeting provides the basis for the work in the projects. After the training the vols start the 10 months on different EVS projects in Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan. The projects directly involve people from disadvantaged backgrounds, socially excluded parts of the society and with fewer opportunities. As young dedicated Europeans the vols promote active citizenship & are role models for their peers. They run own activities to overcome marginalisation. During the EVS the vols stay connected with internet tools to exchange experiences and ideas. After the EVS the vols come back together in a meeting for evaluation and planning of follow up activities in their home countries.

Practicalities for all projects:

  • Age limit: 18-30
  • EVS Project: travel costs, insurance, hosting costs, pocket money covered
  • Project language: Azeri, English
  • Period: 10 months from 1st October 2013, before obligatory preparation meeting in Germany
  • Pocket money: 70 Euro per month
  • Accommodation: own room, e.g. in a apartment or host family, to be decided together the with hosting organisation

More details

Read Sinead Walsh's report on her EVS in Perm, Russia