Volunteers On Tour | Short Term – Implemented

Short Term Project

08th – 28th of October 2019 

Kannavia Village, Cyprus



Project Description

15 volunteers were hosted. This project brings together European participants with different backgrounds, as well as young people with fewer opportunities and through team building, personal development, and active citizenship activities it increases cultural awareness and understanding. The project also involves interaction with the eldest of the community and hence contributes to bridging the intergeneration gap. ESC project emphasizes our cultural and our EU identity and promotes European citizenship and friendships. Hands-on activities such as tree planting and fruits harvesting. Participants had the opportunity to experience the traditional way of harvesting and go through by doing, the whole process for the production of agricultural products. These hands-on workshops promote team-working, communication, leadership skills, and problem-solving skills.

Training During The Project

Our activities were based on hands-on workshops about tree planting, harvesting, entrepreneurial study visits, workshops with local practitioners (young and elder) and presentations of different practices amongst the participating countries. Project activities further focused on enhancing creativity and personal development of participants through a variety of games, role-plays, team-building activities, group discussions, brainstorming, and everyday reflective sessions.

Volunteers Profile

Participants involved in this project had a strong interest in agriculture, creativity, and entrepreneurship. This project involves the participation of people facing unemployment. Young people with fewer opportunities, facing economical, geographical, social obstacles, refugees, immigrants or asylum seekers were involved. Age Limit: 20-29 years old


Before the projects start, partners gathered in Cyprus in order to have an overview of the project, activities and discuss further dissemination of the project. The Advance Planning Meeting took place on May in Nicosia District.  It was essential in the meeting to make sure that all participants coming for the activity were motivated enough and ready to impact the society but also improve their personal skills and knowledge.