Our colleagues from Leibniz Universität Hannover presenting some of the outcomes of the VAI - Volunteering among Immigrants - project.
The objective here is to encourage good practice in the volunteering sector and to support immigrants in volunteering with longer-term commitment and development potential.
"Through volunteering I have achieved more than given away. I have learnt so much… language, friends, places, new experiences, more that i could ever wished for!"
About 40 representatives and members of the civil society in Thessaloniki participated in the networking workshop «Refugees, Migrants and Volunteering: on the road to inclusion», which took place on Wednesday 10 July at LAB29A of SolidarityNow, in the context of the AMIF project Volunteering Among Immigrants – VAI coordinated by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
“I received help from people in the Centre after I arrived in Athens”, Hameed is saying. “right now, they are helping me to sort out my asylum papers. So, I would also like to help other people. Because I am a refugee myself, I understand how difficult it can be, for an elderly person especially, to find their way around Athens or take the bus to a place they have never been before."
The Δήμος Πειραιά - Municipality of Piraeus was invited to talk about the VAI-Project at the local radio station Κανάλι Ένα 90,4 FM. Our collegue Spiros Kasidiaris had the chance to talk about the project in general, underline the need for T.C.N's integration in Piraeus, analyze our Action Plan and talk about future projects such as a film festival in Piraeus and an international Congress.
Thank you for the invite Κανάλι Ένα 90,4 FM!
“It was exciting but also scaring for me at the beginning. However, it is a great experience to be a part of local society and having new contacts from Innsbruck and Tyrol region every day.”
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».
“Hopefully, the VAI project will foster social inclusion of people who migrated by developing volunteering frameworks and opportunities, removing potential obstacles, and strengthening relevant networks and experience sharing.”
Find out more about Four Elements and its contribution to the projects proceeding. Listen to the statement of Katerina Kostakou or read what she says about the organization, its role in the project and her expectations.