Land of Games (1 June 2017 – 31 October 2018)
The project is part of the European Voluntary Service of the Erasmus+ Programme and its main activity consist of a 12 months long volunteering stage (01/09 /2017 – 31/08/2018) of 6 young people aged 18-24 in Cluj-Napoca.
The project “Land of Games” was coordinated by our NGO in cooperation with 6 partner organisations from 5 European countries: Kölner Freiwilligen Agentur e.V. (Germany), aha Tipps und Infos für junge Leute (Germany), Associação Spin (Portugal), Associació Alba (Spain), Maison de l’Europe Bordeaux – Aquitaine (France) and Internationaler Bund Polska (Poland).
The project was developed in the context of the successful cooperation CVCN has developed both with the international partners that have the role in the process of recruitment, preparation and sending of the international volunteers, and with the local organizations and public institutions where the volunteering activities were carried out – the “Ioan Alexandru” Secondary School Sinpaul, the Secondary School Tureni, the “Gheorghe Sincai” Secondary School Floresti, the Prison Fellowship Romania Foundation and the Down Association Raluca Educational Centre.
The main objective of the project tackled two main areas: to create a frame which encouraged the personal and professional development of the 6 volunteers on one side, and to impact the the community development through the volunteering work. The beneficiaries of the international volunteering activities (non-formal education activities) are various disadvantaged groups: primary school children from rural multiethnic areas, teenagers at risk for school dropout, children with precarious socio-economic situation, young adults with Down Syndrome, etc.
Beside these permanent activities (facilitation of weekly intercultural clubs in the 3 rural primary schools, free time activities and socio-cultural animation), the project included other activities as well: the organization of public events for the promotion of volunteering in the local community, meetings with Romanian young people interested in volunteering stages abroad, educational workshops using board games, a board games caravan in 10 schools of Cluj county, etc.
Thereby, through the “Land of Games” project CVCN extended its expertise in relation to the variety of direct beneficiaries, the approach and the types of activities carried out.
WeActiveVol -Ways to enhance active aging through volunteering (1 October 2016 – 31 March 2018)
The main objective of the WeActiveVol project is to strengthen volunteer activity among 50+ persons. It will be carried out through an international cooperation of 6 partner organizations from Poland, France, Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary and Romania, that will explore the topic of senior volunteering, by exchanging ideas, knowledge, experiences and good practices. The project team will conduct a research on the main obstacles for involving volunteers over 50s, will analyze the differences and similarities in the volunteering legislation of the 6 partner countries, will explore and learn how to work with 50+ volunteers, will search and select best practices examples from each country and publish a brochure with them, will organize public events promoting volunteering for people over 50, and many more. Through all of these activities, we aim that the mutually shared examples of good practice have a real impact on improving volunteer programs and to stimulate the initiation of new ways to encourage active aging, through volunteering.
The target group consists of educators / trainers / trainers active in adult education, volunteer coordinators, project managers, volunteering and active aging practitioners, counselors, decision-makers in this field.
Partners of the project: Voivodeship Labour Office in Katowice – Coordinator, Poland; E-Seniors Association, Partner, France; Centrum dobrovolníctva, Partner, Slovakia; Initiatives Network Association, Partner, Lithuania; Önkéntes Központ Alapítvány, Partner, Hungary; Centrul de Voluntariat Cluj-Napoca, Partner, Romania.
The project WeActiveVol is financed by European Commsion through Erasmus + Program, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership.