Urgent! EVS vacancy for Spanish volunteer in Bulgaria

Bulgaria EVSSKILLES VS IDLENESS

Location: Sofia (mainly), Balchik, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo;

Period: 01/04/2016 – 01/04/2017

Deadline: 31 March 2016

Municipality Center “Veshtina” mission is encouragement and development of contemporary artistic expression as well as management of projects that will promote modern art.

“Veshtina” has as its main objectives the development, preservation and promotion of
spiritual values, education, science and culture; support the development and protection of human rights and civil society; personal development and social integration; development and enrichment of cultural life.
Ever since its establishment in 2005 the organization’s main focus is on promoting the work of Bulgarian and foreign artists and on activities that will develop the contemporary
audiovisual culture.
Some of the Municipality Center’s main activities is planning and executing IN THE
PALACE International Short Film Festival, Balchik in partnership with “Format SFF”
Foundation and the annual audio-visual training program PLUG-IN.
Other major initiatives are educational program “Filmer Forge”, the annual youth exchange program “Dissection of democracy” under Erasmus +. By means of expression of film and new audio-visual technology, the youth exchange raises awareness on youth opportunities and positive effects on cultural cooperation, democratic citizenship and informal education, planning and organizing several workshops in directing, scriptwriting, editing, cinematography and also implementing regular curated screenings of innovative independent authors film works.
Besides organizing its annual event, the “Veshtina” has a variety of social, cultural,
educational and information activities and works with many other initiatives in the field of
contemporary culture, audiovisual training and cultural cooperation, partnership and
networking with young people.

The aims of the project correlate with the idea of providing opportunities for achieving and
confirming key youth competences in the field of culture and arts and mostly the audiovisual sector of operation. Here are just a small number of skills, learned and confirmed under the project’s conditions. They are as follows: organization and presentation skills, free communication in an international environment, encouragement, creativity, teamwork, etc.
The skills mentioned above as well as the volunteer project priority of involving socially disadvantage youths are going to be in a straight connection with the aims of the program and the National Center’s policy. In detail, the aims of the program and the Center’s working policy include fight against youth unemployment and poverty, active participation in the public and cultural life as well as social partnership and support to the informal education.
2 Other major initiatives are educational program “Filmer Forge”, the annual youth exchange program “Dissection of democracy” under Erasmus +. By means of expression of film and new audio-visual technology, the youth exchange raises awareness on youth opportunities and positive effects on cultural cooperation, democratic citizenship and informal education, planning and organizing several workshops in directing, scriptwriting, editing, cinematography and also implementing regular curated screenings of innovative independent authors film works.
Besides organizing its annual event, the “Veshtina” has a variety of social, cultural, educational and information activities and works with many other initiatives in the field of contemporary culture, audiovisual training and cultural cooperation, partnership and networking with young people.
II. PROJECT INFO & ACTIVITIES
The aims of the project correlate with the idea of providing opportunities for achieving and
confirming key youth competences in the field of culture and arts and mostly the  audiovisual sector of operation. Here are just a small number of skills, learned and confirmed under the project’s conditions. They are as follows: organization and presentation skills, free communication in an international environment, encouragement, creativity, teamwork, etc.
The skills mentioned above as well as the volunteer project priority of involving socially disadvantage youths are going to be in a straight connection with the aims of the program and  the National Center’s policy. In detail, the aims of the program and the Center’s working policy include fight against youth unemployment and poverty, active participation in the public and cultural life as well as social partnership and support to the informal education.
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The volunteers will be actively included in all the Veshtina Municipality Center annual activities, related with organization and implementation of different cultural events such as the educational programs and parallel initiatives of IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival; non-formal educational initiatives for students and  unemployment youths; daily office work in accordance of the organization activities.
During their service long-term volunteers will be engaged in few main tasks:
– Cleaning and preparation for use the quite new Veshtina Municipality Center hall for its activities and initiatives;
– Promotion of Veshtina Municipality Center activities and events with the purpose of
audience development and education of future participants in the organization initiatives (includes creation of Veshtina Municipality Center website and profiles in social media + administration);
– Organizing and implementing Educational film ateliers for young people – using audiovisual arts as method of communication with local young people and
initiating a dialog with them about the important issues in everyday life in friendly environment;
Leading a free courses (in fields which the volunteers are competent) for unemployment local young people in order to stimulate those with interest in arts to develop new skills and become more competitive and more attractive on the labor market;
– Active participation in the organization and implementation of IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival and other international and youth projects. During this events the long-term volunteers will meet the volunteers of a partner to Veshtina organization in order to involve them in the current activities related with the
preparation of the events and to guide them in the execution of their tasks;
– Long-term volunteers will be able to develop an individual project during their service (need to be approved by their supervisors).

Send an email to alberto@asociacionmundus.com with the cover letter and CV in english.

More details: Skilles_vs_Idleness_info-pack

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