International cooperation

International activities are the newest addition to the activities of our organization. We are taking part in study tours and networking and we host foreign interns.

 

NETWORKING MEETING
Island (6th – 15th November 2015
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We visited eight organizations who also participate in volunteering and international activities. We found the key topics for cooperation in Reykjavik, Akureyri, Dalvik and Ólafsfjörður: European Voluntary Service and young people exchanges (thematic stays abroad), the support of young people who participate in local activities (children and youth parliaments, start-up projects of young people groups) and leisure time activities for children and youth. Networking activities were supported by NGO funding. Contacts of Icelandic organizations will be made available to another Czech organizations. See pictures here.

And what happened after our visit? 18 staff members of Luzanky Leisure time centre in Brno visited Iceland (see below). Three Icelandic colleagues participated in the study visit of Czech Republic and two another cooperation projects are in the preparatory phase. 

 

STUDY VISITS
Iceland (1st – 11th September 2016)

Together with our colleagues from Luzanky leisure time center we set out for the subsequent study visit. We visited non-profit organizations, state-established, educational and leisure time institutions: Hi Hostels Reykjavík, SEED, Landssamband æskulýðsfélaga (LÆF), Skagafjörður, Rökstólar Samvinnumiðstöð – Ólafsfjörður, Rósenborg, Akureyri, Valsárskóli, Laugaskóli.

We had a proper chance to get familiar with the methods of youth work on the local and international level, and to consult how to involve volunteers in the local and foreign projects. Volunteering on Iceland is covered mostly by foreign participants. It is certainly related with the fact how interesting this country is. No wonder that its natural beauty and cultural specifics attract the attention of young people from different parts of Europe. If you´d like to vounteer at Iceland, do not hesitate to ask us for contacts on the organizations who host foreign volunteer. Photographs from the study visit see here.

Romania (4th – 14th December 2016)

Participants of project “ICE 2 – International Cooperation Evolution” – representatives of European, Caucasus, north Africa and Middle East (17 countries in total) organizations meet to present each other their activities and find common topics. They created also database of foreign partners interested in cooperation with Czech organizations.

 

INTERNSHIP FOR FOREIGN GRADUATES

We offer internships for foreign university graduates. Sylwia from Poland was the first to intern at our center (find her story here). Then we hosted Yaiza from Spain for three months.

We offer the possibility to work in international environment, we don’t expect even the basic knowledge of Czech language. Graduates are taking part mostly in promotion and the preparation of evening programmes and larger events, they teach informally their language or English, help us to extend the offer of volunteer opportunities abroad and cooperate with  volunteers of European Voluntary Service.