|Sve a Struga, Macedonia per 6 mesi su cultura e informazione giovanile|
|Venerdì 17 Agosto 2012 06:31|
L'Agenzia di Sviluppo Locale di Struga (2011-SI-67), in Macedonia, sta cercando un volontario per un progetto SVE che durerá 6 mesi a partire dal prossimo aprile. Il progetto ha come topics principali la cultura, la comunicazione, la formazione e l'informazione giovanile.
Come sempre per lo SVE, il viaggio A/R é rimborsato al 90%, mentre vitto e alloggio sono pagati in toto, cosí come l'assicurazione ed un corso base della lingua locale. Previsto anche un pocket money mensile. In basso trovate tutti i dettagli del progetto.
Se interessati, inviateci cv, motivation letter SPECIFICA (entrambi in inglese) ed una vostra foto in formato immagine) attraverso il FORM entro il 23 agosto. Nella lettera motivazionale siate specifici e dettagliati nello spiegare perché volete far domanda per il Servizio Volontario Europeo (EVS in inglese) e, in particolare, per questo progetto. Inoltre, dovrete spiegare perché ritenete di essere i candidati ideali e quale sarebbe il vostro contributo al progetto (fatevi aiutare dalla descrizione del progetto che trovate in basso).
Solo le candidature complete saranno prese in considerazione. Ricordate di indicare il codice del progetto e la dicitura "Sending Organisation: Scambieuropei" nell'oggetto o nel corpo dell'e-mail.
Project Code / HO EI Ref.: 2011-SI-67
Location: Struga (FYRO Macedonia)
Theme 1: Art and culture
Theme 2: Media and communication/Youth information
Local Development Agency Struga is founded in 2004 and is situated in city of Struga by the flow of the Crn Drim river and shore of Ohrid Lake. Struga is a small city with 60 000 habitants (in the city live approximately 17 000 habitants). Struga is situated by the shore of the Ohrid Lake, which is one of the oldest lake in the world (around 4 milion years) and is protected by UNESCO and by the flow of Crn Drim (Black Drim) river which is third biggest river in Macedonia. Struga is multi-ethnic city where under one sky live Macedonians, Albanians, Turks, Vlachos, Romas and Macedonian muslims; is multireligious city where orthodoxs and muslims together live and in mean-time is multilingual city where official languages are Macedonian and Albanian (based in Macedonian Constitution every language spoken by more than 20 % of the population is also official language). Struga is culturally rich city, this year is celebrated the 50th year Anniversary of Struga Poetry Evenings, an event with international dimension attended by poets from all over the world. Also there are many historical buildings like churches since 10th century, mousqe since 15th centry etc, the city is surrounded by beautiful parks, during the summer is one of most attractive touristic places with beautiful beaches in Macedonia etc. South west region is culturally rich but economically poor, the rate of unemployment is 27,7 %. Employment of male population is 37 % and women population 17 %, which means that employment of male population is almost double compare to female population. Because of this our organizations is working on educational trainings for entrepreneurship for young people with special accents on women.
PROPOSED ACTIVITIES FOR THE VOLUNTEER
Local Development Agency Struga is an organization who works on local, national and international activities and we the most of our projects we are including youngsters from the local community. The EVS volunteer gives a higher value to the activities that are being carried out and the local youngsters are more motivated to work with people from abroad. Upon arrival EVS volunteers will be introduced to Local Development Agengy Struga where the volunteers will get familiar with the premises and facilities of LDA as well as introduced to the staff, project team and local volunteers. Later he/she will get more insight in the functioning of each work area, the related project details and get to know the staff persons that are in charge of the implementation of the project. The volunteer will be introduced to the local community that he/she will be working with because in any kind of youth work in this area it is very important to know the local surrounding and the people. This will contribute in getting an idea on “What it means to live in a small city with 6 nationalities and 3 religions”. It also helps to get an insight in problems of youth that live in the south-western part of Macedonia and especially Struga. EVS volunteers will receive full training needed for him/her to conduct the given tasks and also they won’t be left alone to perform their work. The target group the volunteers will work with are youngsters from 15 to 25 years old from different cultural background. The volunteer can choose to work in one of the following projects: - Organizing multi-ethnic activities - Organizing workshops for life skill - Working in UNESCO Youth Club The EVS volunteers will mostly work with youngsters aged 15 -25 years old.
OTHER ACTIVITIES AND TASKS
The volunteer who will be working on the project “Organizing Multi-ethnic activities” will be engaged in few activities as: - Organizing and participating in photo exibitions on theme “Multi-ethnic dialogue” - Organizing and participating in multi-ethnic creative workshops - Organizing and participating in multi-ethnic sport events - Organizing and participating in multi-ethnic educative camps - Organizing and participating in multi – ethnic cultural events All above written activities are part of the Annual Program of LDA Struga, and they are implemented since 2007. LDA already has a team who is running this project and its activities and also local volunteers from different ethnics groups who are participating in those activities as volunteers or participants. The role of the EVS volunteer will be helping the team in organizing those activities, and contributing with new ideas how these activities can achieve better results.
The participation of EVS volunteer in these kind of activities will add international value to the activities. In meantime the local volunteers will be more motivated to participate in the implementations of the activities because all of them will want to be part of a project which is runned by foreigners. The role of the EVS volunteer will be firstly to promote the project in local and regional level. The project will be promoted by spreading leafleats in most frequent places of the city; through the official website of LDA Struga (www.ldastruga.org); official facebook site (Local Development Agency); by PP Presentations; in the web site of our partner organziations and other ways of promotional tools. Secondly the volunteer will be engaged in all project stage as: Planing, Preparing, Implementation, Evaluation and Reporting. In the First stage the EVS volunteer will contribute with ideas on theme of the workshop/exhibition, the way how it will be promote to the public, how will be used gained results, the place where the workshop/exhibition will be held, and other logistic issues. In second phase i.s. preparing, the volunteer will be engaged in finding working place, searching and preparing promotional materials, support the organiziers, find new local volunteers, promote the project.
The third phase will be one of the most important phases where the role of the volunteer will be coordinating the project, of course not alone but with the help of the local team of LDA, arranging all logistic and tehnichal things, being in charge of the activities etc. The phase of evaluation will be held in varios phases. Firstly the volunteer will have personal evaluation where he/she can evaluate how this project has influence to his/her personality, and on the other side how the volunteers influenced the project. The second phase will be evaluation with local team engaged in the project, this phase is really important because through this we can discover how does this project influenced in local community in breaking stereotypes and prejudice about their co-habitans with different ethnic background. The third phase and final phase will be with LDA team where the team will evaluate and rate how the activities and the arrangements has been realized, what has to be changed, proposing new ideas for next projects etc. The reporting is also quite important because this activity has multiply effect. Firstly the report will be used for Annual Report of LDA Struga, Youthpass Certificate of EVS volunteer after the project is finished andalso it can be used for asking for fundraising and sponsors in future projects.
ORGANIZING WORKSHOPS FOR LIFE SKILLS
One of the aims of Local Development Agency is creating sustainable future for youngsters. The aim of this project is organizing workshops/trainings where youngsters will have the opportunity to develop their skills. As we know most of the youngsters from small towns and rural areas cannot be develop professionally because of geographical, economical, social obstacles so we aim on series of workshops/trainings where youngsters will have the chance to learn how to write good motivation letter, how to write cover letter, how to create European CV, how to develop professionally, how to prepare presentations, how to present themselves, presentations, different entities etc, how to adapt in multicultural environments, how to work in team, how to make films, how to create professional photography, how to wear on formal meetings etc. Those trainings will help a lot for professional development of youngsters from south west region of Macedonia. The trainings will be held once a week and they will be open for everybody who wants to improve their knowledge or to learn new things which will be really important for their future. Every week the local team together with EVS volunteers will be engaged in few activities as:
- Preparing promotional materials
- Promoting the topic of the upcoming event
- Preparing materials for the training
- Organizing the training - Feedback and evaluation
SUPPORT FROM LOCAL VOLUNTEERS
We have a team who will help EVS volunteer/s during all project stages, as preparing leaflets, preparing presentation, helping for interaction with the local community, taking part in games and other technical support which will be needed.
EVS volunteers will be accomodated in a flat in city of Struga. The flat is 15 minutes far from the office of LDA Struga situated in a quite neighbourhood. The flat is well equpied, with cusine, separate bedrooms, living room, a bath rooms with waching machine, a balcony and all other nessecary living equipments. The office of LDA is 50m2 big and is also well equpied, in office we have: computers, scanners, photocopy machine, fax, telephone, projector, camera, lap tops etc; high quality furniture; working room; meeting room; all other important office equimpents and good working atmosphere. The volunteer will work 7 hours a day, 5 days a week. Every month will have 2 additional free days from working days. The working hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The schedule of activities will be changed according to the implementation of the current project. The volunteer will receive food money by bank or cash, we will decide for this when the volunteer will arrive. We think is better if we give money to volunteers and they can decide alone what to buy. Also based on budget rregulations of Youth in Action Program the volunteers will receive pocket money which is 50 euro per month. Volunteer will have 3 language classes per week, each class will last 1 hour. As we mentioned above Struga is multilingual city and the volunteer will have chance to learn one of the local languages. He/she can choose to learn: Macedonian, Albanian or Turkish language. We already have contact few language professors and they accept to teach volunteers.
VOLUNTEER'S PROFILE LDA
Struga for last 3 years is involeved in EVS indirectly. Many of LDA local volunteers has participate in SOHO training course, trainings for beginners in EVS etc. Also in Struga are other organizations which already are accreditated so our volunteers had cooperate with them in different short-term and long-term projects. First of all we are looking for highly motivated youngsters who would like to work in multicultural city. The most important for us is the volunteer to be able to adapt in multicultural/multi-ethnic/multireligious/ multilingual environment. And second important thing is the volunteer to have interest in organizing events, workshops, training and similar.
LDA Struga is a community organization that aims to improve the quality of life for residents of the municipality of Struga and the surrounding region by supporting local civic initiatives, establishing new and sustainable forms of tourism, strengthening dialogue and cooperation between different ethnic communities, organizing culture events, stimulating local businesses and promoting volunteerism. Through cooperation with various stakeholders from Macedonia and neighboring countries, LDA Struga will contribute to creating sustainable solutions for the overal development of the municipality of Struga and the surrounding region. LDA Struga represents universal principles of sustainable socioeconomic development, social inclusion of vulnerable groups, gender quality, interethnic dialogue and cooperation, and environmental protection. Long-term goals:
- To support local initiatives designed to improve the quality of life in the southwest region of the Republic of Macedonia.
- To support the development of tourism as a leading industry branch and strategic development priority of the municipality of Struga.
- To provide assistance to youth, women and elderly people, and to support their social integration.
- To strengthen interethnic dialogue and cooperation in Struga and neighbouring municipalities.
- To support the development of small and micro businesses in Struga and the neighbouring municipalities.
- To increase the visibility and to build a positive public image for LDA and the civil society sector. - To strengthen the capacities of LDA.
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