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Τότε αυτό το πρόγραμμα στο μαγικό Αμαράντε της Πορτογαλίας είναι για σένα! Το πρόγραμμα χρηματοδοτείται από το European Solidarity Corps και την Ε.Ε. και τα καλύπτει όλα: διαμονή, διατροφή, αεροπορικά εισιτήρια έναρξης και λήξης καθώς και ασφάλιση.

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Project title: JUVENTUDE SOCIAL: dimensão solidária

National Agency: Agência Nacional Erasmus+ Juventude em Ação | Portugal

PROJECT DATES

Activity dates: from 07 January 2020 until 06 January 2021 (1 year)

PARTNERS/PARTICIPANTS

Sending organisations:
FRSP (Poland)
ATA (Romania)
YOU (Greece)
EUFEMIA (Italy)
BJW (Germany)
ACD la Hoya (Spain)
Coordinating organisation:
Aventura Marão Clube (Portugal)
Accreditation Number: 2014-1-PT02-KA110-001071

Hosting organisations:
Aventura Marão Clube (Portugal)
União de Freguesias de Amarante (Portugal)
Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Amarante (Portugal)
Cooperativa Cercimarante (Portugal)
Associação A Terra dos Homens (Portugal)

SUMMARY

The project “JUVENTUDE SOCIAL: dimensão solidária” is an ESC Project with 1 Coordinating Organisation
(AMC from Portugal), other 5 hosting organizations and 6 volunteers (1 per country) coming from 6
Sending Organizations from EU Program Countries (Greece, Italy, Germany, Poland and Spain) during
12 months. The project ́s main themes are Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy but also
mobility, opportunities, healthy lifestyles), Inclusion – equity (disability, children and Intergenerational
activities) and Creativity and culture (local events, cultural agenda, project management, free time
activities) with the aim of supporting AMC and its local partner institutions. The venue and all
Volunteering Activity will take place in Amarante where volunteers will be involved in different tasks
that will be developed in the 5 different Host Organisations (Youth Centre managed by AMC and in 4
other local institutions: Cooperativa Cercimarante, Associação A Terra dos Homens, União Freguesias
Amarante and Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Amarante).
THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ARE:

– Increase AMC’s capacity to answer to its own activity and strategic plan and community needs toward
youngsters, being an active organization within a society that should be more solidary and responsible;
– Open new horizons for local youngsters through the example & direct contact with volunteers, in terms
of mobility and participation in youth opportunities;
– Promote intercultural dialogue between youngsters from different countries and support the sharing
of their knowledge, world vision, culture and way of life;
– Stimulate reflection on Sustainable Development issues, Fair Trade, local and organic farming, etc.;
– Support healthy lifestyles, main mission and practice of AMC.
MAIN ACTIVITIES ARE:

– Support to technicians and teachers on education, training and free time activities for children, elderly
and disable people as well as support local organic farmers, local fair trade and our local Youth Center
(CJ Amarante). In this last option they will be involved in the elaboration and implementation of activity
programs for young people, strongly involved in mobility and participation projects under Erasmus+
Program and European Solidarity Corps);
– Support to local cultural and social events (Festa Amarantina, youth festival, donkees’ market, etc.).
– Support to local municipality projects (RUA – urban rehabilitation and PAJ – Youth Action Plan);
– Support to parent’s associations at primary schools (with UFA);
– Support to city kennel (with local municipality);
– Support to AMC’s projects (as facilitators during Youth Exchanges, Workcamps, etc.).
The working methods will be based on Non Formal Education (NFE), active participation and learning by
doing. The European volunteers will learn by their own experiences in direct contact with other
youngsters and target-groups from each Hosting Organisation. The volunteers will use several methods
of NFE during their tasks: brainstorming, round tables, work in small groups and plenary presentation,
production of multimedia material (photo and video), exhibitions, energisers, role-plays, simulations,
activities from COMPASS (Manual for Human Rights Education with young people), sports and outdoor
activities, guided visits, etc.. This will be a very important moment of learning, personal growth and an
opportunity to open their horizons and enrich their knowledge. Volunteers will also have the
opportunity to develop their autonomy, communication skills and social interaction.
This project intends to create a great impact both to volunteers and host organizations, and by that, to
the entire community. The regular presence of foreign volunteers in those institutions, valorize the role
of young people in society, reinforce the values of solidarity, also at intergenerational dimension, and
place youth organizations such as AMC as local coordinators and “ambassadors” of Europe and its
opportunities.

POCKET MONEY

The “Pocket money” to the volunteer for additional personal expenses accordind to the ESC Guide 2018 is a contribution of 5€/day per volunteer.
FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION

Aventura Marão Clube together with Equação, Crl (local partner at Amarante) have a long experience
with EVS and Volunteering Projects (we’ve hosted more than 150 volunteers in the last years) and our
policy for food and accommodation is the following:

– Accommodation will be in an apartment or house (both in Amarante’s city center and nearby our youth
centre) where usually we host our volunteers. These places are well equipped with rooms, bathrooms
and kitchen (laundry is for free in the youth centre). In some cases volunteers might have to share rooms
– Double rooms. Volunteers are allowed to have guests for free (accommodation) in a good sense basis
and after agreement from Hosting Organization.

– Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be given
from Monday to Saturday (6 days per week) by our
organization at the youth centre (Casa da
Juventude de Amarante) where usually we serve
meals to our volunteers (we run a vegetarian
restaurant there). Food is vegetarian (including also
eggs, milk, seitan, tofu, mushrooms, etc.). In one
day of the week will be with provided one non
vegetarian dinner. Besides that we will give
35€/month to each volunteer to organize own
meals at Sunday (we pay according to invoices given
by volunteers). If around, volunteer’s guests should pay their own meals from Monday to Saturday

 

ABOUT AMARANTE

All visitors to Amarante will most certainly be impressed by two imposing natural features: the great
Serra do Marão rising above the city in a series of majestic landscapes and the river Tâmega, the
longest tributary of the river Douro, whose journey begins in Galicia and which flows through the
heart of Amarante, giving added colour to the picturesque houses standing on its banks. Some
historians have attributed the foundation of this transitional city linking the provinces of Minho and
Trás-os-Montes to a Roman centurion by the name of Amarantus. In the thirteenth century, St
Gonçalo, a Benedictine monk and popular saint, arrived in this area, where he eventually settled after
completing a pilgrimage to Italy and Jerusalem, later becoming the city ́s patron saint. He is accredited
with the building of a sturdy bridge over the Tâmega on the same site as the current one. The bridge
at Amarante perpetuates the memory of the local population ́s heroic resistance against Napoleon’s
troops, who invaded Portugal in the early nineteenth century. In view of its position as a major
gateway to the region of Trás-os-Montes, the city was besieged by Marshal Soult, although he met
with stiff opposition from the local inhabitants, who bravely withstood his fierce attacks for a
fortnight, until finally surrendering when the French bombarded them with barrels of gunpowder.

Amarante’s sweets and cakes are extremely famous and easy to find in many of the region’s cake-
shops and cafés. Remember some of the names and make sure to taste them for yourself: papos de anjo, brisas do Tâmega, toucinho do céu, bolos de São Gonçalo, galhofas. At the first Saturday of June
takes place the Festas do Junho in honour of the Saint Gonçalo, much sought after by old spinsters in
search of a husband.

HOW TO PREPARE YOURSELF

Identification:
 ID card
 European youth card
 EU driving license (if you have)
 Recent Personal Pictures
 Copy of all the Documents
 Reference number of European Solidarity Corps
Pre Departure Training:
 Organized by the sending organizations
Activity arrangement:
 Read and understand ALL its parts
 Sign the agreement
 Bring the oringinals copies with you
Health:
 Make sure to have all the needed medicines
 Inform sending and hosting organization if you have some special needs
 Inform the airport if you’re having a big amount of medicine (If is the case)
 Translated prescriptions (If is the case)
 Medical health insurance (optional)
 Personal data of CIGNA insurance
 EU health card
Document needed for your service:
The orphanage ”Terra dos Homens” requires a declaration that you do not have any criminal history.
This document is called Criminal Record. The orphanage hosts minor children, who require special
attention and protection, for this reason is needed the Criminl Record.

ΑΙΤΗΣΗ

Εάν σε ενδιαφέρει να συμμετέχεις, δεν έχεις παρά να μας στείλεις το βιογραφικό σου και ένα motivation letter, όπου θα εξηγείς τους λόγους για τους οποίους θέλεις να συμμετάσχεις στο συγκεκριμένο πρόγραμμα μέχρι τις 30 Νοεμβρίου 2019 στο youineurope.evs@gmail.com. Και τα δύο έγγραφα θα πρέπει να είναι στα Αγγλικά και επισυναπτόμενα σε μορφή word ή Pdf.

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