16/10/2022 - 24/10/2022
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Volunteerism is a basic expression of human relationship, it expresses the people’s need to participate in their societies and to feel that they matter to others. It is infused with values including solidarity, reciprocity, mutual trust, belonging and empowerment, all of which contribute significantly to the wellbeing of individuals, their communities and societies. It enables people to play a fuller and more satisfying role in the lives of their communities and societies.
At the level of communities, where some groups, or the entire population, suffer from exclusion, volunteerism fosters an enhanced sense of belonging and community well-being that helps to build resilience in rural communities, in particular, people are better able to mobilize through volunteerism to manage resources, minimize the impact of climate change and create sustainable practices that lead to a better quality of community life.
In fact, volunteering is an amazing experience that allows youth to become aware of their value and power, their aspirations, and their social utility and thus participate in their social inclusion.
At the local or global level, volunteerism through campaigning and activism can make huge changes in hindering inclusion. It helps in to dispel prejudices, challenge stereotypes and create acceptance of diversity.
Participants were from Sweden , Italy , Serbia , North Macedonia ,Poland , Turkey and Slovakia . There were 8 participants from each country.