Category Erasmus+

Welcome to our new volunteers from Turkey: Meet Deniz, Senem, Enes and Eren

Four young and ambitious volunteers from Turkey made our family bigger these days. Volunteers Center Skopje in the next two months will host Deniz, Senem, Enеs and Eren. They will work in the magazine “Voices”, also helping in the Daycare Centre for street children in Shuto Orizari, will follow the whole process of work in […]

Welcome Blanca, our new VET student from Spain

Hello! I am Blanca from Spain (Barcelona), currently staying in Macedonia, living an amazing life, enjoying the benefits this country offers and discovering new cultures and a new way of living for the very first time, learning to live by myself and with my Erasmus classmates whom I have just met when I came here. […]

Volunteer

I want to tell you my story about how I became a youth worker and volunteer. After more than 20 years of working in the office, I decided to leave my job and change something in my life. I have always been attracted by helping people who have found themselves in an unfavorable situation and […]

First day of school – COVID-19 edition

In Bulgaria, the first day of school starts on the 15th of September. I was told during my first few days in Blagoevgrad that this day is like no other because the whole city becomes very vibrant and active. While reminiscing my days in primary school and high school, I was excited to see the […]

Training course in Durres – Albania. Youth and volunteering

Between 2nd and 11th October 2020, a training course on structured volunteerism, conducted by the Beyond Barriers Association, was held in Durres, Albania, as a fourth activity of the Erasmus+ supported project “Volunteering connecting communities (VCC)”. The main goal of the TC was to support the professional development of youth workers and youth leaders working […]

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 […]