Navigating European Youth Goals – My 2 months volunteering experience at MIHI in Alexandria, Egypt

During my two-months volunteering placement at MIHI in Alexandria, Egypt, I actively engaged in a gamification programme aimed at understanding and advocating for the European Youth Goals amongst young people. One notable opportunity was supporting at a meeting, where my focus was on reporting participant development within the project and contributing to the forthcoming phase—digital … Continued

Across the divide – Long-term placement in Nicosia

After doing a short term volunteering placement in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2022, I decided to return for a long term placement with Home for Cooperation. It was a pleasure to be a part of such a supportive and caring team again. I helped with tasks such as social media awareness campaigns, administration, and volunteer coordination … Continued

Sharing, learning, and fully enjoying the whole experience

It was a pleasure to take part in the RESOLVE: Play 4 Peace youth exchange, held in London (UK) from 30 October to 5 November 2022. I had the opportunity to participate in many different non-formal education activities, within an international group, coming from 4 different countries: Portugal, Romania, Turkey, UK. I really liked the … Continued

Short-term volunteering placement in Cyprus

I had a great opportunity to take part in a short-term placement with Home for Cooperation and Asfar. I really enjoyed my time in Cyprus, and I was involved in the assistance and coordination of the Buffer Fringe Festival – a theatre festival that takes place in Nicosia, Cyprus across both sides of the dividing … Continued

Volunteering for 11 months in Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina

At the end of September 2021, I moved to Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the ESC: Volunteering 4 Peace project, I became part of the community in Brčko District. Over 11 months we helped to run a non-political space where everyone is welcome. Here we hosted informal learning workshops, organised intercultural exchange projects and taught young … Continued

Volunteering in Nicosia, Cyprus

For 2 months I had the pleasure of doing the European Solidarity Corps programme with Asfar at Home for Cooperation in Nicosia, Cyprus. Working in the buffer zone was a highly enlightening experience and I really felt like I got such a unique insight, not only into the present life of the city but also … Continued

Breaking prejudices

One of the reasons that led me to participate in the RESOLVE: Play for Peace youth exchange in Turkey was the desire to deconstruct the idea that travelling to a Muslim country is dangerous. This is clearly wrong because I always felt safe and the people of Turkey are the most welcoming and kind people … Continued

Finding inspiration in every corner of London

From the 22nd to the 28th of May I got an opportunity to participate in the Erasmus+ youth exchange “Entrepreneurial Competence Matrix”, which was held in London. The program consisted of indoor and outdoor activities, where we through different tasks could exchange our opinions, develop creative solutions and get to know each participant better. Topics … Continued

Achieving social change and working towards peaceful societies

Me (Tinatin), Nino, Dato and Irakli (From Georgia) have participated in the Erasmus+ programme “RESOLVE: Peace Camps Dialogue Event” which took place in London, in May 2022. During the programme, we gained knowledge about conflict management types and peacebuilding. For me, the most remembered day was visiting Europe House, as we had valuable experience there, … Continued

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