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TrainVOL project

Between 28th and 30th of March 2018 Volunteers Centre Skopje hosted the  Transnational Project meeting held for the purposes of the Erasmus+ Project entitled “TrainVOL- Capacity Building of Civil Society to Strengthen Volunteerism Management and Promote Volunteerism among Youth’’.

The TrainVol project aims to develop an alternative mechanism promoting skills development and labor market inclusion for young people (especially vulnerable groups) through volunteerism, following a sustainable and replicable cascading model. This key target will be accomplished by building the capacities primarily of key civil society actors (youth workers) to organize voluntary programs, effectively engage, orientate, train and manage young people who wish to participate in organized volunteering activities, and facilitate their smooth integration; and secondarily, of young people (mostly NEETs) to take up an active role in volunteerism. The project’s aims correspond directly to the overall project objective, which is focused on utilizing volunteerism as a key tool for promoting social inclusion, mainly for vulnerable youth (NEETS, ESL, low-skilled, socially marginalized and/or disengaged),and a way of combining civic engagement, active citizenship and social inclusion with non-formal and informal learning and capacity building.

This project will run for 18 months, the next activities which will follow are the organization and implementation of 2-days national capacity-building seminars, which will be organized by our two youth workers who are trained during 4 different mobility organized by the project partners .

The coordinators and applicant organizations on this project are the NGO Roma youth initiative- “BE MY FRIEND” from Bosnia and Herzegovina,  VOLUNTEERS CENTRE SKOPJE from Republic of Macedonia, CENTRE FOR ADVANCEMENT OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATION from Cyprus and  KENTRO MERIMNAS OIKOGENEIAS KAI PAIDIOU from Greece.

The project is financed by Erasmus + program part of the action for Capacity Building for Youth in neighboring and enlargement countries – Western Balkans.