International activities are the latest addition to the activities of our organization. We are taking part in study tours and networking and we also host foreign interns.
KA2 Meeting Point (2019-2021)
The project is organised by three non-governmental organisations. These include –V.I.A.C.– Institute for youth support and development from Slovakia as an applicant,Pro Vobis from Romania and us Plan B.The main objective of the project is to contribute to recognizing skills of young people gained in volunteering in the labour market through connecting volunteers, business companies and NGOs.
During the project,three intellectual outputs will be created : 1. Research among employers and young people in order to find out their relation to volunteering and the importance in connection with the entrance to the labour market. We also want to focus on the experience of employers when young people mention their volunteer experience in their CVs and how this is helpful during the job application process to attract employers. 2.The second output is based onvolunteer recruitment database. This consists of a small“ social network,”where volunteers and employers can connect and fulfil their needs. Volunteers will also be able to generate their volunteer CVs with all those reviews and references and add them to their job applications.3. The final Output will be a methodology for young volunteers on how to show off an make use of their competences gained in volunteering to employers.
STUDY VISITS AND NETWORKING MEETINGS
Romania (4th– 14thDecember 2016),study visits
Participants of project “ICE 2 – International Cooperation Evolution” – representatives of European, Caucasus, north Africa and Middle East (17 countries in total).The aim of the project was to share each other's activities and find common themes for other projects.The result is a database of foreign partners who are interested in cooperating with Czech organizations.
Iceland (6th– 15thNovember 2015),networking meeting – to continue from here
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 including the following: 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.
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.
We offer internships for foreign university graduates.Sylwia from Poland completed her first internship with us (you can find her story here.) Since last September, we have hosted Yaiza from Spain for three months.
We offer the opportunity to work in a foreign language environment, we do not assume a basic knowledge of the Czech language.Graduates are mainly involved in the promotion and preparation of evening programs, larger promotional events, informally teach their own language or English, help us expand the range of volunteer opportunities abroad, and cooperate with European Voluntary Service volunteers.