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Background: European Voluntary service

Background for article European Voluntary Service.

20 July 1998: Decision 1686/98/EC of the European Parliament and the Council established the Community Action Programme “European Voluntary Service for young people. Adopted to 31 December 1999. The budget for implementing the programme was set at 47.5 million euro for 1998-1999.

13 April 2000: Decision No 1031/2000/EC of the European Prliament an the Council established the “Youth” community action programme that includes the European Voluntary Service, for the period 2000-2006.

15 November 2006: Decision 1719/2006/EC extended the programme for the period 2007 to 2013.

Each project has three partners, a volunteer, a sending organisation and a host organisation. All insurance costs are paid directly by the European Commission

The EVS promotes tolerance, solidarity and European social cohesion.

More information here and here.


October 24, 2008 - Posted by | Dimitra - Travel |

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