Author: Irina

After 2 Years Since My EVS Experience

By Anna Koch Two years…. It had been two years since I had my EVS in Romania. It seems like a long time, but then again: Any amount of time seems like a long time when you’ve changed a lot. Taking part in that EVS two years ago has been a very spontaneous decision. And,…

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What Have I Learned from My Volunteering Experience

Project Creativity 4 Sociability, Constanta, Romania Felix and Sam  were two out of four volunteers, spending 9 months in Romania. Because Erasmus+ is funding learning experiences, through volunteering, look what they have achieved during their stage:   Felix, Swedish, 23 years old: “Improved communication Assertiveness is all about communication with your surroundings and within yourself,…

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Volunteers Caravan (2)

By Diana Barbu Main objective We embarked on this journey through Romania on the 15th of June starting from Constanta, then going to Craiova, Arad, Baia Mare, Sighisoara and Bucharest, our goal being to discover how other organisations work and how their EVS projects were developing, but also to discuss about our own. We wanted…

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Volunteers Caravan (1)

A Trip to Understand the Project’s Life by Rosie Probyn We spent 6 days travelling by train through Romania, visiting different organisations and volunteers to observe how they operate and see if we could connect and motivate one another. The journey, which began in Constanta, took us to Craiova, Arad, Baia Mare, Sighisoara and Bucharest….

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Paladin Travel – A Personal Reflection

by Roxana Chiritoiu   July 2019, Terrasini. When strangers became family. It was a hot summer in Sicily when 36 complete strangers from 6 countries came together, each one of them looking for something. Some of them were looking for friends, some of them were looking for fun, some of them were looking to learn…

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Why I volunteer?

Recently Rosie Probyn held a exhibition called “Why I volunteer” . I choose to give my answer in 4 categories; experience, people, culture and freedom. The people have been the most challenging part but also the most rewarding one. On one side people see what you’re doing and appreciate it, giving so much in return….

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Assertiveness Training

  by Felix Jatko Staalnake Hey once again! So far we mostly written about ourself and the life we have here. That’s why this post is going to be about the work we do, starting with assertiveness training. First off you need to understand what assertiveness is. Shortly put it’s being able to stand for…

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Cultural Differences

By Felix Jatko Staalnake Living and working with people from all over Europe is a challenge to start with. Doing this while living in a country far different from your own culture makes it even more of a challenge. A challenge we all gladly accept, something we all have grown from in numerous ways. To…

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Volunteer Life in Constanta – by an English girl

We’ve been here for just over four months now, but it feels like a lifetime. It’s very difficult to put into words the insane, crazy rollercoaster of a journey that this country and this experience has taken us on – but I shall attempt to. The prospect of moving to an unknown country for 8…

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Swedish View about the Volunteer’s Life in Constanta

You rarely encounter such open and giving people. We have received so much love since our arrival. People have opened their homes for us, others have invited us to their restaurants for a talk and coffee. Even the smallest gesture really lightens up your day. Otherwise the location of Constanta is both great and a…

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