ELIX participates in a 3-year project from January 2020 to December 2022, titled “Time 2 Team” that has been approved for funding by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
This project will be coordinated by Concordia (France) and will be implemented by ELIX - Conservation Volunteers (Greece), Allianssi (Finland), Grenzenlos (Austria), IBG (Germany), Lunaria (Italy), Egyesek Youth Organization (Hungary), Solidarités Jeunesses (France), and Compagnons Bâtisseurs - CBB (Belgium), as well as the international network “Alliance of European Voluntary Service Organisations” (Alliance).
Over the last 100 years of its existence, the International Voluntary Service movement has been developing international workcamps as its core activity, which have now been recognised by the EU through the creation of an EU Programme, the European Solidarity Corps and the insertion of the concept of volunteering teams therein. Every year, more than 5000+ local projects are organised with the participation of more than 40000 international volunteers from all over the world.
Consequently, the project aims to ensure the sustainability of the international volunteering activities, whether funded by an EU programme or being funded by organisations’ own sources, as well as to upscale already existing methods that will lead to increased quality and recognition of youth work and volunteering in Europe.
Through a thorough identification of the already existing practices and methodological analysis, the consortium will be able to present standardised methods and tools for youth workers and volunteering organisations working in the field of international volunteering and mobility.
Based on the experience of the organisations participating in the project, we aim to analyse the current reality, exchange and standardise good practice and be able to multiply the results to other IVS organisations implementing ESC Volunteering Teams.
The project foresees the production of long lasting outcomes that will ensure a long term impact, which will extend beyond the duration of the project. The project will generate a wide range of results that aim to influence the development and implementation of the European Solidarity Corps (Volunteering Teams) such as a SWOT analysis of the ESC Volunteering Teams, a good practice report, guidelines for the implementation of ESC Volunteering Teams, policy recommendations.