On 29th of June took place the online discussion group where volunteers, former volunteers, mentors and people working with European Solidarity Corp (ESC) projects in Spain.
During the discussion group, after the presentation of the Erasmus + KA2 “SIV” project, a brainstorming session was held on the most important territorial-social factors that a potential volunteer should take into account before starting a project in a foreign country.
Afterwards, some of the points resulting from the brainstorming were further elaborated. The final outcome of the meeting will be included and discussed in the development of the application
On the 23th of June, our team of international volunteers organized a focus group about the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) volunteering. Indeed, it was about how to improve Constanta’s attractivity regarding this matter. By the way, the event gathered participants on site at our office but also online via a video call.
In turns, both online participants and those who came physically shared their answers orally. To be clear, some of them were ESC project managers, others were former, current or aspirant ESC volunteers.
However, this first round of questions were not the main questions we needed to be answered.
Above all, our goal was to find specific criterias that every city & organization would need to mention on the SIV platform. For example, the typical schedule of the organization, the Average cost of one week of groceries, addresses of bars in the city, the level of insecurity, etc.
In the end, we gathered relevant criterias from the participants. Among those: Country’s rules and mentality, Country’s ethnic groups, Country’s stereotypes, City’s public transportation, City touristic points, etc.
On 28th May 2022, FAJUB implemented the Focus Group with 20 youth people– past, current and future ESC volunteers. The objective of the Focus Group was to determine what information is important for a youth person, who is volunteering abroad, to know in advance, in order not to create wrong expectations related to the place of volunteering. Moreover, the Focus Group served to promote Erasmus+ program, ESC program, SIV project and our organization.