Category Erasmus+

Environmental Literacy Network Project

Koza is a network among the NGOs which work about nature. Yuva association in Turkey is heading the project and Kyoto Club in Italy is the partner organization. There are 32 NGOs in the KOZA now and we started with capacity enhancing workshops. This is 3 years-long project. During this time, there will be many […]

From Turkey to Macedonia

Gülay from Turkey did her EVS volunteering project in Skopje, Macedonia from February 2019 to February 2020. She volunteered in a center for disabled children, Lastovica. Her year in another country was full of new challenges, adaption to a new culture and language, but an overall amazing experience. I am a landscape architect. Before EVS, […]

VCS – TEHV – EU AID VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers Centre Skopje is part of the EU project “Towards Effective Humanitarian Volunteering”. The main objective of the project is training for certification of organizations for the EU Aid Volunteers program, which is aimed at providing practical support to the humanitarian aid efforts, and at contributing towards strengthening the local capacities in countries affected by […]

The last EVS-volunteer

From May 2019 to February 2020 I did my nine-month EVS at Volunteers Centre Skopje in the Macedonian capital Skopje – being the last of this kind, since the EVS program is now being replaced by the ESC (European Solidarity Corps). Already after a study-visit with the Young European Federalists (JEF) in 2017, I decided […]

Expanding cross-border cooperation across Europe and beyond

European territorial cooperation, also known as Interreg, is a fascinating field. It builds on solidarity and shows real European integration on the ground. Opportunities for a dynamic dialogue between people across borders are part of the solution to movements fostering dissension. Populist rhetoric seeking to turn populations of neighboring countries on one another are less […]

Diary of an EVS Volunteer in Spain – UPDATE

If someone had told us our world would be confronted with a pandemic at the beginning of 2020, we would probably have replied with a shrug and disbelief. No one would have ever guessed that within a short period communities from everywhere would be forced to adjust to major changes caused by the coronavirus outbreak […]

P.R.O.U.D.

On this training course, which took place in a charming small village of Laguepie, France, participants from different countries went deeper into the topics of gender equality. Promoting Rights and Opportunities to Understand Diversity – The training started with introduction and “getting to know to each other”- games and team building activities to create the […]

The dawn of a new Erasmus+ adventure February 12th to 19th, downtown Skopje

A new Erasmus+ project uniting organizations from Skopje, Barcelona, Bucharest, Århus, and Nicosia has recently been approved. To start implementing this idea, a six days kick-off event was held in Skopje. Here is an insight into the early stages of this cross-border working group committed to empowering youth in the long run. Partners from five […]

Creative Writing as a tool for Community Change

With the training course ‘Creative Writing as Tool for Community Change’, we aim to increase competencies of youth workers and educators to explore ways of using creative writing as tool of addressing community issues and challenges and moreover as a tool giving an opportunity to the members of the community to express their concerns, ideas […]

CALL FOR NEW INITIATIVES

DO YOU HAVE AN INITIATIVE THAT WILL MAKE THE WORLD A LITTLE BETTER? Are you between 16 and 28 years old, enthusiastic, willing and able to improve your community? More specifically, do you have an idea or an initiative that could fit within these areas: Education and lifelong learning Social and Community Issues Environment and […]

Kickoff: European Youth at the Frontlines of active citizenship, a Roadmap towards a collective “South-North-East-West” Momentum

Starting from 12th till 19th of March 2020 VCS Skopje was hosting the Planning Meeting for the Erasmus+ KA3 European Youth Together Project: “European Youth at the Frontlines of active citizenship, a Roadmap towards a collective “South-North-East-West” Momentum“. VCS Skopje is honored to be the Coordinating organization of this project. Co-Creating future opportunities tailor-made for […]