Ambassadors of european values 2016/2017 - Season 2
The context in France and throughout Europe (rise of the extreme parties, electoral abstention, etc.) makes it necessary to promote the foundations of the European Union and the mobilisation of young people. The young people on European Voluntary Service and civil service who are taking part in this project are setting up awareness-raising and educational initiatives to promote interculturality and peer learning. The idea is to give everyone a better knowledge and understanding of Europe and its institutions, particularly for those who are furthest from mainstream services.
14 European volunteers and 10 french volunteers on civil service will be hosted, giving local expression to a Europe that is multicultural, diverse, civic-minded and committed to the values of sharing and peace. Each civil service volunteer will be paired with an European volunteer to become ambassadors of european values, traditions and culture.
The volunteers will have the opportunity to get involved in a collective action while developing educational, technical and pedagogical skills. This project gives them the opportunity to co-construct unique responses to local problems, while benefiting from this contribution to their individual careers and developing as European citizens. Depending on where they work, the volunteers will adapt themselves to a particular context: a particular audience, environment, social difficulty, cultural or generational barriers….. and they will come up with activities that incorporate all these elements and at the same time reflect their own personalities.