On 25 6.- 2. 7. 2013 a working group of Dok – Volunteering in the Czech Republic organized an international youth exchange The Spirit of Volunteering funded under the European Commission’s Youth in Action. The aim of the exchange was to introduce volunteering to participants as a way of meaningful leisure activity and of active citizenship, to encourage them to their own initiatives and ultimately to contribute to intercultural understanding and participation among young people.
Within one week, participants from the Czech Republic, Portugal, Bulgaria and Estonia got know with the social, environmental and cultural volunteering, tried a volunteer activities in the community house Vila Valila in Červený Újezd near Votice and at the civic association Ochrana fauny v ČR (Protection of fauna in the CZ). At the end of the week they organized themselves intercultural evening for residents of Votice and the surrounding area.
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