Seminar: Image Mapping: Engaging international volunteers and making impact in rural communities
Location: Kötschach-Mauthen, Austria
Dates: 6-12 March 2020
Number of participants: 23
Participating countries: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Estonia, Spain
Organizer: SCI Austria
Deadline to apply: 1 February 2020
Date of Selection: 2 February 2020
Inquiries about this training course: email@example.com
There is no participation fee. Accommodation and food is provided .
Travel reimbursement :
For Spain, Belgium and Estonia: max. 275 EUR.
For Austria: max. 180 EUR.
Image Mapping: Engaging international volunteers and making impact in rural communities
How do we engage young people from rural areas in international volunteering projects? And how do we best organise international volunteering projects in rural areas? In this seminar, we will exchange tools and best practices around these questions.
When we organize youth projects and volunteering camps in the countryside, it can sometimes feel like a parallel universe: Youth from all around Europe engages in an intense intercultural exchange, while there is not necessarily a lot of interaction with the local community. We want to change that and strengthen the local impact of international volunteering projects. We will organize first this seminar for youth workers in March in Austria and then a pilot youth exchange in June in Ukraine.
In this seminar, youth workers from around Europe will gather to learn and exchange, among other topics:
- Non-formal education methods around making international volunteers interact with rural communities
Best practices of engaging international volunteers in rural communities, among them the „Image Mapping“ project from Ukraine
- How to create intercultural events in villages
- How to reach rural youth to participate in international volunteering projects
- Group dynamics of international youth projects in the countryside
- As an outcome, we will create a manual on how to create interaction between international volunteers and rural communities. The manual will include method descriptions and guidelines for youth and volunteering organisations to be used.