Project place Izmir, Turkey

Project dates 06-13 January 2017

Application deadline URGENT!!!


About the project

Youth unemployment is currently a serious problem concerning most European countries. Eurostat, October 2015 statistics show that there are 4.610 million unemployed youths in Europe now and youth unemployment is high especially for ages below 24, which is a clear sign that youths do not start contributing to economy before university graduation. This situation may unfortunately be interpreted in two angles: First of all, youths do not get involved in business world actively, and are left devoid of getting the experience to sharpen their skills. Secondly, Europe cannot benefit from youths in their most productive ages. This interpretation takes us to the conclusion that, youths should be given a chance to get more actively involved into the society to become well equipped, and at this point we would like to suggest volunteering as a solution.
The very fact that practice of volunteering can provide several benefits for the volunteer herself/himself is often neglected.

Volunteering can indeed contribute to skills development of youths in several ways:

-teach you valuable job skills such as organizing, leadership, teamwork, time and
resource management, entrepreneurship, public speaking, communication and marketing skills, etc.
-provide you career experience
-raise awareness of youths about community service, sharing, and social responsibility
-provides a sense of purpose in life
-increase self-confidence
-build sense of attachment to the community.

All in all, if youths are encouraged to participate in voluntary work, they can get a chance to improve their basic skills such as leadership, organisation, communication, management,etc, which are essential to business world. In addition, their effort can contribute to the development of our society.


Participants profile
  • Be above 18 years old
  • Be motivated, enthusiastic and interested in volunteering, community work and/or skills
  • Be youth worker, youth leader
  • Ability to work in English
  • Willing to share their experience with youngsters from CID


Financial aspect of the project:

Accommodation and food will be covered 100% by the hosting organization.  The accommodation will be in a 3 star hotel –Nevvar Salih İşgören Uygulama Hoteli, in a town called Bornova,İzmir.
Travel costs will be covered up to 275 EUR (Reimbursement will be done after receiving all the original tickets, invoices, boarding passes etc.)

Sending fee 500 MKD
Participation fee NONE