EVS in Italy with Refugees - Breakdown The Wall

EVS in Italy with Refugees - Breakdown The Wall

South Europe Youth Forum (SEYF)

Montesano Salentino (LE), Italy

2 , Open

Project description

Breakdown The Wall is an EVS project to be held in Italy on the issues of migration, integration and EU citizenship. The project involves 2 volunteers aged 18-27 years from Bulgaria and Ireland. SEYF is managing a Center for Refugees and Asylum seekers where we host 40 young refugees: here, we provide for all the basic needs of the migrants. The project idea is to promote good practices of integration through the use of intercultural dialogue and cultural expression: this will happen by collecting stories of local migrants , setting up activities for fostering integration between Community and migrants and, in the meanwhile, for stimulating a wider sense of EU citizenship among the local community. Objectives: -To foster better understanding of the procedures of reception of asylum seekers -To build interactive moments for foreign citizens that are being hosted in the reception centres in the area of Montesano. -To support movement of opinion, through practices easily replicable.


Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

-TRAVEL COSTS are covered until a maximum of 275,00 € per participant from Bulgaria and from Ireland. Local transport is covered by SEYF; -FOOD & ACCOMMODATION: SEYF will host the volunteers in a flat in Montesano. The accommodation will assure good living conditions (private rooms, equipped kitchen and bathroom, heating system, running cold/ hot water). They will receive a monthly lump sum amount for food. -INSURANCE: participants will be covered for free by European insurance Cigna. -POCKET MONEY: 115 euro/month to the volunteer for additional personal expenses, issued monthly.


Training during the project

-TRAINING: participants will attend specific training session organized foreseen in the Erasmus+ Prog. -ITALIAN LESSONS: will be provided through Online Linguistic Support (provided by the Erasmus+) and Italian Lesson with the issue of Official Italian Language Certificate within the Center (provided by SEYF). -WORKING PROGRAMME: 30 hours/week + Italian Classes, party, fun. Timetable is flexible and adapted to the Center’ schedule. There are 2 free days/week and a total of 12 days of vacation in the project. Any change/plan can be discussed in advance with volunteers.


Volunteer profile

-18/27 years old; -active, openminded, creative, responsible, motivated, able to work in multicultural teams, tolerant; - interest in learning to work with youth and migrants, non-formal and intercultural activities and willing to improve skills on these issues. -Any experience and/or educations in non-formal education and animation skills and cultural competences (basic, not professional) will be a plus. -To show willingness to learn and see their EVS experience as a learning process. -Basic level of English; Any other language would be welcomed.


How to apply

Please: - Fill the form: https://goo.gl/forms/TiKQmzTJWj0rVj3H2 - Send an email to: mobility@seyf.eu together with your CV and a short motivation letter. We will soonly contact you in order to make a video-interview.


Additional information

Please find a detailed infopack at:
http://docdro.id/dzRmy9E Translate

Related links


This opportunity is offered in the frame of an Erasmus+ volunteering project and will be confirmed as soon as funding is approved.
For further information on the status of the project, please get in touch with the organisation.

Project dates

A total of 25 week(s) during the period 08/05/2017 to 05/11/2017

Project location

Via della Libertà 119, 73030 Montesano Salentino (LE) Italy

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Project topics

Migrants' issues

EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy

Application deadline

Application deadline: 22/04/2017


Name: Sandro Accogli

Phone: +393289771014

Hosting organisation


LECCE, Italy

Sending organisation


SOFIA, Bulgaria

Coordinating organisation


LECCE, Italy