WHAT IF EUROPEAN VOLUNTEERING WAS A SPRINGBOARD FOR A GREENER EUROPE?
Climate change and the fight to protect the environment are a worry for many young people. We all know it's time to act, but we don’t really know how.
THAT'S A PROBLEM...
Not knowing how to act, what to do, can make
you eco-anxious, sometimes even developing
a feeling of guilt.
THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WANT!
While we certainly can't change the world on our own, together we can contribute, effectively.
SMALL ACTS, BIG IMPACTS,THIS IS WHAT WE BELIVE IN!
Young people are the most capable of developing new ways of living, showing the way, and building greener lifestyles. This is what we see with young people!
European Volunteers for the Environment believes that given the climate emergency and environmental awareness, the youth and European volunteering sector is THE sector that can make a difference.
Why with European volunteers?
Because this can be easier to achieve when we are volunteering. Being abroad, we’re more open to new things, to adapt and change and we’re eager to act differently. What is changing inside us can have effects around us.
Then, why not combine any European volunteering with environmental awareness?
This is the core idea of the European for Volunteers project.
PASSING ON KNOWLEDGE
Stop complexity! Act local, act daily!
Let’s provide young people with concrete and daily-life information on how to act at our levels, simply and daily.
We’ve been working on making things easy to understand and on explaining them to you, as they should always be explained, connected to you and your life, as a volunteer, as a young person, as a European
ACT SMALL, ACT DAILY
Of course, we all know something, and to know doesn’t mean to act.
Do we really know how to act concretely?
To act, it’s not about banning or judging what is good or bad, its rather finding easy and simple alternatives, little things that we can really afford and do in our everyday lives
We’ve gathered dozens of ideas of actions that everyone could do to become actEVE
Get support: we’ve gathered plenty of ideas to provide training to European volunteers’s tutors (and youth workers), activities to take action for the ecological transition during the volunteering, no matter if the mission is directly linked to the environment or not.
SHARE IDEAS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Share ideas and engagement opportunities is a key.
We have initiated a valorisation day (EVE Day) to and promote the engagement of he volunteers and their host organisations, share ideas and good practices to make them known widely!
Pistes Solidaires, France - Pau
Leader of the project, Pistes Solidaires is a non-profit organisation located southwest of France. The organization aims to open young people to the world. As a significant player in the international mobility of young people, they accompany hundreds of young people to live the unique experience of voluntary service or an internship abroad every year. Pistes Solidaires also works in social transition. They are accompanying and understanding changes in the world, where research and innovation in the educational, social and socio-cultural fields are combined on a European scale. Finally, the organization inform, advise and facilitate workshops to help citizens understand their European citizenship.
Solidarity Tracks, Lefkada - Greece
Solidarity Tracks (Monopatia Allileggiis) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization, promoting youth exchanges, mobility and intercultural learning on a European and worldwide scale. Solidarity Tracks disseminate the value of human rights and pursue the initiative of responsible and sustainable development. The actions of Solidarity Tracks support individuals’ personal development in relation to local sustainable development.
Our organization was established in 2007 thanks to a heartfelt aspiration and cooperation of men, women and children of every age, coming from different regions of Greece and abroad. The ultimate goal of our organization is to understand the links which unite people, inspire us, and support the spirit for equal and mutual development.
Hub Nicosia, Nicosia - Cyprus
Hub Nicosia is an educational NGO. It is also a co-working space and a community of individuals, organisations and enterprises with cultural, environmental or social aims. Hub Nicosia aims to mobilise youth to fully engage in civic, political and economic life. Amidst the evolving socio-cultural, environmental and economic challenges of our times, HUB Nicosia offers a safe and inclusive space for learning opportunities to strengthen green and sustainable solutions, democratic participation and active citizenship, youth employment and empowerment, especially in the creative and cultural sector, entrepreneurial mindset and skills.
Replay Network aps, Italy - Rome
REPLAY NETWORK aps is an association of social promotion of educators and trainers, active at the international level within EU programs dealing with non-formal education, learning mobility and active citizenship. Its mission is to promote social cohesion, responsible participation, active citizenship, inclusion and equal opportunities, to support employability, active ageing, cooperation and multiculturalism, building bridges and conditions contributing to the achievement of the Agenda 2030 goals.