Project dates: 03.05.2019 – 02.06.2019 (1 month)
Project place: Agros, Cyprus
Deadline for applying: URGENT!
ABOUT THE PROJECT
“EVS: A Promised Rose Garden” is an EVS project of Filodasikos Syndesmos Agrou that will organised in Agros between 03/05/19- 02/06/19. In the project will take part 30 volunteers with fewer opportunities from 6 different countries.
This short-term EVS project enables volunteers to participate in our organization’s activities and cooperation with other institutions in order to organize thе local “Roze festival 2019”.
Topics of the project:
ecology, environment protection, culture & creativity
Moving in another country means learning and adjust the new knowledge to develop as a person and help the social and daily life development in your community. Through non formal activities our project will redefine the habits and the needs of youth in Agros underline the need to respect our environment and our health. This EVS project means to adopt a Green life style in the most trendy way that is beneficial for youth as well as the environment they live in. The volunteers will be the example for the whole community as they will create events and implement various activities. The rose festival is the best way to support our aims.
The project will take place in Agros (Cyprus), during its famous Festival of Roses and it will gives an opportunity to the young people from different countries to realize their common values by creating different works of art and embody in them their own cultural identities and backgrounds. Agros the main centre for the production of the Cypriot rose oil is famous worldwide thanks to this traditional activity that is several centuries long. Rose-picking lasts for about a month (from May to June, depending on weather conditions) and it is done every morning from 7 to 10 o’clock. So the Volunteers will support local people in picking up roses and then making rose products like marmalade, liquer, soaps, candles etc.
Moreover the 30 youngsters will work on projects which aim to create a better life for youngsters, especially for those with fewer chances and those who are having luck of nature and exercise in their daily life. This systematic work along with all the other activities of Filodasikos Syndesmos Agrou and the Rose festival programmed activities are able to create a System of unofficial rules that will be adopted by our citizens and change our community to a better way.
In addition through inter-cultural activities the volunteers will present their culture, and through daily life they will be integrated in the Cypriot society. “EVS: A Promised Rose Garden” has also another meaning as promotes the youth mobility as a tool for the personal development and social change.
The program will offer to the local youth a non formal series of methods for good life, inspired by roses and their use. Methods and activities were adapted to modern life, to promote healthy lifestyles, environmental awareness, direct human contact, sport and finally, the good life itself.
Today, more and more often unfortunately we meet young people with serious health disorders based on poor eating habits, such as fast food, and eating food that carry chemicals and have no nutritional value. In combination with a sedentary life-without exercise that today begins even from childhood (the game has been replaced with a video game), the results are alarming! Also the usage of computers is increasing not only in job places but also in youth spare time, developed a addicted relationship.
All above creates youth profile nowadays. Poor diet, no exercise and face book / play station. All these have been linked with multiple health problems, including tumors, cancer, emotional disorders and behavioral problems.
At the same time, the environmental problems of cities (smog, worsening climatic conditions) and the looming depletion of energy reserves of fossil fuels (coal, gas, oil, fissile materials) in conjunction with the ever increasing demand for energy, and the gradual deterioration environmental problems, has led modern society to turn both technical efficiency and the rational use of energy.
“EVS: A Promised Rose Garden” will train the 30 volunteers to provide activities to the local youth in order to make common solutions to these problems. Volunteers working with young people will learn and develop ways to face these challenges that both are beneficial for themselves and the environment! Focus on the Rose festival our project makes what it promises: A Rose Garden!
The tasks of the volunteer will be:
- Work in the preparation and implementation of Roze Festival 2019
- Involvement in administrative and secretarial works of the organisation
- Making promotional materials for the organisation and the Roze Festival
- Involvement in all event organisational and realization activities
- Participation in Youth activities
- The volunteers should organize their own Events
- Participation in meetings of the Agros Youth Club council
- Participation in European projects hosted in Agros and abroad
- Participation in European projects hosted
- The volunteers should organise an ERASMUS+ project
- Collection of material and information on the following subjects:
i. Environment of Agros: Organise walks in nature trails, create a record for local flora and fauna, organise photo contest about Agros landscape
ii. History of Agros: List all important historical places of the village, create thematic trails inside the village
iii. Culture of Agros: meet the cultural inheritance of the village, live and record traditional local customs and habits
iv. Meet Cyprus: Take part in field trips organized by the Youth Club, organise visits in different places in Cyprus during free time
- Creation of a digital “travel guide” for Agros Village. Ideally, this should be in different languages (e.g. English, Romanian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Italian Spanish, Greek)
- Print version of the travel guide (short version)
- Creation of a webpage about the EVS project and Agros environmental group.
- The volunteers should organise presentation of their country and their association.
- Common events and meetings with volunteers from other organizations in Cyprus, meetings with Erasmus students, meetings with members of the Youth Club that are outside of Agros.
- Basic Greek lessons.
Participants should be responsible youngsters, aged between 18 – 30 years. They should have an interest in the topic and be willing to learn and be motivated to share experiences with others. They should also be able to work in English since the working language of this Project will be English. Gender balance and group diversity in terms of different social and cultural backgrounds should be taken into consideration. We know that the EVS experience is for the ‘lucky ones’ and our group does his best to make it productive and memorable one, so we’re looking for Motivated Volunteers, who will be working for the organisation productively. The level of English should be very good and the volunteers will have a chance to learn Greek as well.
Participants will be lodged in Vlachos hotel in Agros, a beautiful village in the heart of Cyprus (www.agros.org.cy). The hotel offers double and triple rooms, bathrooms and balconies offering views to Troodos Mountain. Towels and bed linens are provided. The hotel also offers free wifi and two minimarket shops are located very close. Also the hotel will have wifi, TV, cuisine and saloon. The flat is equipped with all the facilities.
All costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 275 euros according to the rules and conditions of Erasmus+ programme.
HOW TO APPLY
Send your CV and motivational letter to firstname.lastname@example.org stating in the subject: Volunteer for short-term EVS: “A Promised Rose Garden”.