The VAI Pilot Actions were developed largely independently by different partners at different countriers and localities. This is largely reflected on the reports presented in this document, whereby different rationales and formats may be observed even for actions of the same type. This may have been partly due to a rather loose design at a first place, certainly relates to the different types of partners and kinds of actions planned, yet it also owes to loose communication and coordination at this stage of the project. Nevertheless, rather than a weakness, it proved to be an advantage adding value and diversity to the project, as well as the potential for ongoing relevant activities after it comes to an end. This is because a wealth of perspectives and approaches in developing similar actions was brought forward, building on each partners‘ area of expertise and experience, but also on their role within VAI and the project‘s past outcomes and results, creatively employed to develop and implement the Pilot Actions.
Hellenic Red Cross have involved Third Country Nationals as volunteers in their corps, employing the capacity framework developed in the context of this project.
In the pilot action of Verein Multikulturell 8 trainers were involved in the training in order to adopt a methodology for effective training process with volunteers.
The University of Calabria organized various round tables and workshop to promote best practices.
On 10 July 2019, the Aristotle University team organized a networking event among civil society organisations in Thessaloniki entitled: «Refugees, migrants and volunteering: on the road to inclusion». 40 representatives and members of local civil society organisations came together in LAB29A of the NGO SolidarityNow.
As a pilot action Initiative Minderheiten Tirol is contributing to a film project of tyrolean filmmaker Eric Bayala, that involves a volunteer in the process of the film production.
Cidis is implementing two training courses, one in Perugia and one in Terni, organised in weekly meetings/get together, opportunities to learn more about voluntary work done at a local level.
Our colleagues from Leibniz Universität Hannover presenting some of the outcomes of the VAI - Volunteering among Immigrants - project.
The "Stories of Women-Workshop" organized by FREIRAD - Freies Radio Innsbruck aimed at reflecting and developing an empowering way to make the own story and voice heard.
In the context of the AMIF-funded project Volunteering Among Immigrants – VAI, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki organises a networking workshop to bring together civil society organisations active in Thessaloniki entitled: «Refugees, Migrants and volunteering: on the road to inclusion».