Breakdown The Wall is an EVS project to be held in Italy on the issues of migration, integration and EU citizenship.
The project involves 2 volunteers aged 18-27 years from Bulgaria and Ireland.
SEYF is managing a Center for Refugees and Asylum seekers where we host 40 young refugees: here, we provide for all the basic needs of the migrants.
The project idea is to promote good practices of integration through the use of intercultural dialogue and cultural expression: this will happen by collecting stories of local migrants , setting up activities for fostering integration between Community and migrants and, in the meanwhile, for stimulating a wider sense of EU citizenship among the local community.
-To foster better understanding of the procedures of reception of asylum seekers
-To build interactive moments for foreign citizens that are being hosted in the reception centres in the area of Montesano.
-To support movement of opinion, through practices easily replicable.
* Accommodation, food and transport arrangements:
-TRAVEL: travel costs are covered until a maximum of 275,00 € per participant from Bulgaria and from Ireland. Local transport is covered by SEYF;
-FOOD & ACCOMMODATION: SEYF will host the volunteers in a flat in Montesano. The accommodation will assure good living conditions (private rooms, equipped kitchen and bathroom, heating system, running cold/ hot water, Wi-Fi). They will receive a monthly lump sum amount for food.
INSURANCE: participants will be covered for free by European insurance Cigna.
POCKET MONEY: 115 euro/month to the volunteer for additional personal expenses, issued monthly.
* Training during the opportunity:
-TRAINING: participants will attend specific training session organized foreseen in the Erasmus+ Prog.
-ITALIAN LESSONS: will be provided through Online Linguistic Support (provided by the Erasmus+) and Italian Lesson with the issue of Official Italian Language Certificate within the Center (provided by SEYF).
-WORKING PROGRAMME: 30 hours/week + Italian Classes, party, fun.
Timetable is flexible and adapted to the Center’ schedule. There are 2 free days/week and a total of 12 days of vacation in the project. Any change/plan can be discussed in advance with volunteers.
* Opportunity topics:
- Migrants issues
- Eu citizenships
* Hosting Organization:
South Europe Youth Forum
* Project City:
Montesano Salentino (Lecce)
* Project dates:
31th March 2017 – 28 September 2017
* Number of volunteers:
2 (1 from Bulgaria, 1 from Ireland)
* Volunteer profile:
-18/27 years old;
-active, openminded, creative, responsible, motivated, able to work in multicultural teams, tolerant;
- interest in learning to work with youth and migrants, non-formal and intercultural activities and willing to improve skills on these issues.
-Any experience and/or educations in non-formal education and animation skills and cultural competences (basic, not professional) will be a plus.
-To show willingness to learn and see their EVS experience as a learning process.
-Basic level of English;
Any other language would be welcomed.
* Countries volunteers will be recruited from:
* How to apply:
Fill the form: https://goo.gl/forms/TiKQmzTJWj0rVj3H2
We will soonly contact you in order to make a video-interview.
* Contact email address:
* Contact telephone number:
* Useful links:
* the project on The European Youth Portal: https://europa.eu/youth/volunteering/project/1991_en
* our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/seyf.lecce
* The Facebook page of the center: www.facebook.com/seyf.inclusion