Associazione Kora is currently looking for sending organisations for their next EVS project in rural areas in Italy.
“Hands for nature” will be a KA1 Erasmus+ project aiming at providing a new perspective on nature through agriculture and animal protection. The final aim of the project is to rethink our relationship with nature.
The project will be submitted to the Italian National Agency by Associazione Kora, that coordinates 3 different hosting organisations in central Italy:
Associazione Kora, Passignano sul Trasimeno (Perugia), 1 volunteer for 6 months (from 1 April to 30 September 2018)
Cooperativa Di Sperimentazione Territoriale Per Lo Sviluppo Sostenibile, Passignano sul Trasimeno (Perugia), 2 volunteers for 6 months (from 1 April to 30 September 2018)
Parco Faunistico di Piano dell’Abatino, Poggio San Lorenzo (Rieti), 2 volunteers for 8 months (from 1 April to 30 September 2018)
Volunteers will be selected during the winter 2017/2018.
Objectives of the project will be:
- Discover the opportunities offered by rural areas
- Reconnect with nature and its rhythm
- Stimulate a positive awareness of other cultures and their relationship with nature and the countryside
- Raise awareness and reflect on possible solutions to global issues such as local economy versus globalization, environmental pollution and climate change
- Become aware of the role each citizen has in society and how to use it according to his values
- Improve the employability of youngsters thanks to the acquirement of new skills related to agriculture or rural development
- Create a network of organisations working on the topic of rural development, environment and natural protection, when possible based in the countryside
- Learning more about language, traditions, habits and mindset of the participating countries
- Other objectives can be added according to the partners’ profiles
Criteria for selecting partners:
- Located in Programme Countries (you can check the list here)
- Accredited as EVS sending organisation
- Reactive and fast in communication
- Able to find 18-25 years old youngsters, also with fewer opportunities, interested in doing their EVS in a rural area in Italy
- Experienced in sending and supporting volunteers abroad, if possible in similar projects in rural areas
If your organisation is interested in participating, please complete the following online questionnaire by 15 September 2017: https://goo.gl/forms/Hm9O0Mw57wojg9hD3