Spirit of the Carnival
Location: Rousse, Bulgaria
Period: 01/06/2017 – 30/06/2017
Deadline: 1 May 2017
Especially for Portuguese!!! We are looking for 5 Portuguese!!!
“Spirit of the Carnival” is the third edition of the short-term EVS project that involves 25 young people from 5 countries – Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Germany. Adventure for young people immersed in the world of art who will be involved in the preparation and implementation of the most massive cultural event in Rousse, namely Ruse Carnival, which is traditionally held in June each year.
Participants will be directly involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Carnival and the events related by acquiring knowledge in the field of cultural management and organization of large-scale cultural events. By participating in the project, they will improve their language skills and improve their ability to work in a team and in a multicultural environment. The methods that will be used are non-formal education and practical work in the thematic areas of the project.
The presence of volunteers in the local community helps promote the concept of volunteering and its benefits and promote EVS and the opportunities the EU offers young people to improve their skills and fulfill their potential. And the presence of foreign youths in the Carnival completes this festive event for the city.
Association “Inspiration” is a non-governmental organization working in the field of youth activities. Our goal is to encourage civic initiative of young people and their dialogue with public authorities, to provide opportunities for young people to make sense of their free time with activities that develop their skills, to promote international youth cooperation and the use of methods of non-formal education. We work with young people with disabilities. We include them in competitions and support their participation in socially significant events. Emphasis in our work and young people in small towns where we organize trainings and cultural events.
The association and the team that runs it have experience in the implementation of youth projects. We implemented a fifth project under YICC. Thanks to these projects and tenacity and motivation of the team come to many young people in Rousse and the surrounding area. We work in partnership with the Regional Administration and the Municipality of Ruse. Over the years, together with Ruse Municipality and Drama Theatre Ruse we organized and carried out several editions of the national school theatre festival, which was financed under the project with the participation of theatre groups from different parts of Bulgaria.
Association “Inspiration” is an accredited organization by EDS and has implemented a project in 2011. In Activity 2 – “European Year of Volunteering – European Voluntary Service in Pianoro.” Also last year, the Association realized EVS project “Volunteers for Art” in which 19 youth from four countries – Spain, Greece, Romania and Poland, spent one month in Ruse and pursue activities for the promotion of Ruse carnival. We send Bulgarian volunteers on various projects abroad.
Board and staff working in the association are very motivated and passionate about their work with youth. All have experience and have worked on national and international projects. We have young people – about 20 volunteers who speak foreign languages who are willing to work ICs international projects. Some of them have experience of participation in youth exchanges abroad. In the new programming period of Erasmus+ we implemented two youth exchanges, 2 EVS projects and training course. Main topic in one of the youth exchanges was sport and healthy lifestyle.
– Promoting the Carnival
– Meeting with local students
– Street activities
– Children face painting
– TV and radio interviews
– Wearing a Carnival costume in the day of the Carnival 🙂
– Presenting your country and how you celebrate the Carnival in your country
So, if you are interested, please contact us on email: firstname.lastname@example.org