1 st October to 30 October 2015
4 members of Building Bridges Association
“Youth of Sliven today, Future of Europe tomorrow” is a group short-term EVS project, including volunteers for 1 month from 1 st October to 30 October 2015 . During their voluntary service young people will live in the hotel and work in town Sliven. They will participate in activities, connected with preparation and realization of Festival of Youth creativity and talents and activities in the area of information of young people on meaningful spending of their free time. The volunteers will participate in popularization, preparation and realization of concrete activities for the Festival, summarizing the results, reflections with participants and popularization of the results of the project, and as well as EVS and Erasmus +.
During their participation as EVS volunteers, the young people will develop their creativity, organization skills, language and communication skills, will work in teams and will be able to create contacts with youth community of Sliven. The project will be their chance to get to know the Bulgarian and European culture and traditions, the daily life of Bulgarians, the activities that are held by youth organizations in Sliven, in the region and in Europe. The project will give a chance for developing the volunteer’s creativity and sense of initiative, European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance towards the differences.
The projects aims to improve the active participation of young people for their easier inclusion of youth community, to create team spirit and sense of responsibility in realization of youth activities, to promote healthy ways of life, sport. The Festival became tradition in the cultural events calendar of Municipality of Sliven on the day of the town celebration “Dimitrovden” – 25 October. It was created after a research of the needs, talents and interests of young people in Sliven. The Festival will be held for the fourth time under the patronage of the Mayor of Sliven eng. Kolyo Milev.
Tasks of EVS volunteers:
Participating in training seminars – intercultural communication, language skills, teamwork, developing ideas for activities / organized by the team of the Youth Center;
Presentations of project activities.
Understanding and communication with the media, interviews, participation in TV programs, institutions, meeting with the Mayor of Sliven and director of “Cultural activities”, schools participating in the project activities;
Creating of contacts and familiarization with project ideas and young people from the target groups – visiting of Dancing Clubs; Cultural Houses, NGO’s organizations.
Planning activities for outreach to target groups.
Planning and training activities, initiatives, public events, campaigns to achieve the objectives of the project – workshops at the Youth Center;
Information campaigns and initiatives to promote the program “Erasmus +” and EVS – project activities and EVS – parsed page of EVS – Youth House Sliven, presentation to the public of Sliven and regions through personal meetings, social networking, publications in the local press, the site of the Youth Centre;
Preparation and making presentations and marketing materials – promoting the achieved and encouraging creative awareness;
Planning and implementation of activities and active communication with the Children’s Youth Council – meetings, discussions, initiatives, open stages, etc .; Evaluation of project activities – weekly meetings, interim and final evaluations.
Organizing initiatives, informal activities, external activities in schools in the municipality together with the target groups;
Planning of follow-up activities to realize the benefits of EVS – together with partners, volunteers and project team; Evaluation , analysis and reporting of voluntary service. Weekends – volunteers will have eligibility according to their interests: Excursions in the Natural Park “Blue Stones”, sports, visits to families and young team, travel to other towns and villages, visits to cultural and historical monuments.
Accommodation and food are covered in the “Credo hotel” in the center of Sliven where volunteers will share one room for two people. http://hotelkredosliven.com/about.php
Travel conditions and pocket money:
(maximum costs per country – According to the European distance calculator) : Spain 360 euro
Individual support 70.99 euro per volunteer
ABOUT YOUR TRIP
When you arrive at Sofia airport: You can use the metro in Sofia to get to the main bus station or to the main train station – they share the same station of the metro – Central Railway Station From there you can take the bus or the train to Sliven. Buses are more comfortable because they are direct and the first one is at 7 in the morning and the last one is at 18:30. Almost every hour there is a bus going for Sliven.
The price of the ticket is between 19 and 22 leva (10-12 euro), depending on the bus company. The first train is at 6 in the morning and the last at 22:45 but usually they are not direct, which can be uncomfortable. The price for the ticket is between 12 and 17 leva (6-9€)
In the project will take part fifteen volunteers from Spain, Italy, Austria and Romania for one month in a beautiful town Sliven, situated 100 km from the Black Sea under National park “Blue stones”.
FB: Youth House – Sliven – Bulgaria * Младежки дом – Сливен – България
EVS – Youth House Sliven
Building Bridges Association members will have preference, please enroll to the association here.
For the selection of the volunteers we will need:
– Europass CV with picture (made in the last month)
– Motivational letter, writing that your sending organisation will be “Building Bridges”. We ask all candidates to send a specific letter of motivation – why they want to volunteer with us rather than just a general EVS one.
Remember to write in the motivation letter that your sending institution is “Asociación Building Bridges”.
All documents written in english you can send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “EVS Sliven Festival Bulgaria”