People to people Erasmus Project

General information for the People to people Erasmus Project

People to people Erasmus Project
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Project Title

People to people

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for adult education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2016

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Regional dimension and cooperation; Intercultural/intergenerational education and (lifelong)learning; International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation

Project Summary

The aim of the People to People project was to exchange experience in the development of volunteering with three foreign partners – the Czech Republic, Poland and Bulgaria. The project was based on the need for international sharing and transfer of good practice to our regional conditions. The partners have been deliberately selected to engage in volunteering, but in different areas (eg mentoring programs, community volunteering, youth work). So the organization RADKA z.s. (Kadan, Czech Republic), which has been offering the services of a volunteer center since 2006, became a partner. The activities of the volunteer center are general and focus primarily on sending volunteers to publicly beneficial organizations in the region. Another partner was the BB-BS of the Bulgarian Association (Plovdiv, BG), which is the national association of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, in the Czech Republic known as the „Pět P“ Program. It is volunteering focused on mentoring relationships of volunteers and children at risk of social exclusion. The third partner was the organization Centrum ds.Katastrof i Klesk Zywiolowych TRATWA (Wroclaw, PL), which replaced the original Polish partner before the start of the project activities (consulted and approved by the NA).
TRATWA has many of experience with young volunteers (national and foreign), which addresses in their natural environment through their community events. The project held 10 partnership meetings organized by individual partners in their countries with related topics. From every meeting there was created a record (description of good practice), that other project partners tried to implement in their activities. This implementation was evaluated after about 3 months in the form of written output. All meetings resulted in a clear list of all shared topics and evaluation of subsequent practice in other organizations. The result of the project is the introduction of new procedures in the management of volunteering, which individual partners are trying to spread in their regions (one of the points was also the networking of organizations). Some areas were not implemented, but this was also the aim of the project – to identify and map possible obstacles to further development, eg missing legislation, financing methods, etc. The target group, which gain the long-term benefits from the project, are not only the participants of the partnership meetings, but also the representatives of other organizations, volunteers, recipients of volunteer help, local community, etc. Professionalization of volunteering is still a “discovered” theme in our countries, and so some benefits will emerge in the longer-term horizon. However, it was also beneficial to build partnerships in other joint projects and activities, including networking with new organizations in each country.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 77400 Eur

Project Coordinator

RADKA z. s. & Country: CZ

Project Partners

  • Centrum ds.Katastrof i Klesk Zywiolowych TRATWA
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bulgaria Association