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Do you want to live an experience for life?

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We can help you and coach, besides getting the financial support to make it happen. Several solutions are available:

Youth in Action

Youth in Action is a European program financed by the European Commission and intended for young people from 13 to 30 years old. It aims at developing the sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance of the young Europeans. The "Youth in action "program is intended for all young people. It favours mobility within the European Union and beyond its borders, promotes informal learning process and intercultural dialogue and encourages the inclusion of all young people, without taking into account their educative, social and cultural background. A particular attention is granted to the young persons having fewer opportunities.

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This program is open to countries from the European Union, countries from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Norway included, and other countries. For further information: http://www.aktivungdom.eu/english/

CTW as a sending and hosting organization within the European Voluntary Service (EVS)

Change the World has been recognized as a sending, hosting and coordinating organization since 2009. We can help to find a placement along all the organizations members in the EU and abroad in order to send volunteers to have such useful learning experience for life. In October 2010, the organization is sending 2 youths from Norway to Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland for 12 months. Change the World being a member of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN), the Permaculture movement and the Transition Town network, participate actively and can find interesting places where to live an experience for life. If you are between 18 and 30 years old and you have interest in sustainable communities, environmental projects and other initiatives which contribute to build up a better world, don’t hesitate to get in touch: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it http://www.world-changers.org/en/contactus

CTW has received from may 2010, 2 volunteers through the EVS program, one from Spain and an other from France, to be in Norway for 6 months at the organization headquarters in Telemark. These volunteers are involved in the various activities and projects of the organization.

European Voluntary Service (EVS)

The European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a part of the «Youth in Action» program, elaborated by the European Commission. The aim of this program is to involve young people to voluntary activities in different fields, such as culture, sport, environment, youth, social aid, Arts, health, communication, rural/urban development... The EVS program supports non-formal education projects which offer greater mobility, possibility for intercultural learning, active social participation, both personal and professional development. The volunteers participate in unpaid activities and can spend up to 12 months abroad with all costs involved covered. The EVS can be realized in a country from the European Union, as well as in other countries outside the EU.
The volunteer has to be between 18 and 30 years old and live in a partner country.

Youth Initiatives

Change the World also can coach groups of youths with common interest and willing to have a learning experience, mainly in the subjects regarding sustainability and environment, but not only, through the Youth Initiatives Program, which is part of Youth in Action. It concerns projects entirely devised, planned and implemented by young people at local, regional or national level. The goal of these important non-formal learning experiences is to stimulate young people’s creativity, enterprise and initiative. Youth Initiatives are aimed primarily at 18-30 year olds, but 15-18 year olds can also take part if accompanied by a coach. Further information: http://www.aktivungdom.eu/english/

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Youth Exchanges

Finally, CTW uses another program from Youth in Action: "Youth Exchanges".The aim of Youth Exchanges is to get groups of young people from different countries together so they can explore their social and cultural differences and similarities. Youth Exchanges are targeted at young people between the age of 13 and 25. They receive the unique opportunity to experience significant mutual learning situations and to strengthen their feeling of being Europeans. Each exchange has a theme that is relevant to the daily experiences of the young people involved but also has a clear European dimension.



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