Global Citizenship Education is the core topic for 2017 of European Educational Exchanges – Youth For Understanding (EEE-YFU), the umbrella organisation of all YFU based in Europe. YFU is a world-side network providing intercultural exchange programmes for 15 to 18 years old students.
Several training courses, seminars, and a specific campaign are carried out by EEE-YFU this year, around this important topic. “Voluntaria” is one of these initiatives: an international event for and by YFU volunteers that aims celebrate volunteering and further connect a vibrant international movement, while developing volunteers’ expertise in Global Citizenship Education.
Voluntaria will be held in La Chapelle d’Abondance (France) from 15 to 20 August. The programme includes plenary sessions, workshops, open space for projects’ creation, and fun activities. Volunteers will stimulate their critical thinking, share perspectives about global citizenship, and challenge themselves to take actions that can have an impact at the local, national, and global level.