“The Vintage Project”-Short Term ESC in Cyprus

“The Vintage Project” is a European Solidarity Corps short term project happening in Cyprus, in Nicosia district on 02/03/2019 until 29/03/2019 (Arrival Day 01/03/2019, Departure day 30/03/2019, Participants are allowed to travel 1-2 days before the arrival day or 1-2 days after the departure day ). The project involves 15 young participants from France, Germany, Czech Republic, Portugal and Italy and is primarily oriented to youth in risk of unemployment or with certain geographical or economic obstacles. It will be particularly promoted to young people in rural areas as well as young people willing to explore the entrepreneurial path through tradition and agriculture.
This project is addressing the unemployment issue and traditional agricultural professions related to agriculture that are not held by young people that much. Professions relating to agriculture are amongst the infamous professions that today tend to extinct. However, we believe that these professions can be creatively turned into the basis of an entrepreneurship that can stand out in the competitive labour market, while at the same time preserve one’s culture, heritage and tradition. It could provide alternatives to employment, while such professions could further contribute to healthier lifestyles and a sustainable environment via spending time in the nature and creating home made products. Urbanism is another common issue happening mainly because people cannot find a job.
This project provides also the opportunity to connect with the eldest of the community that carry valuable knowledge on these traditions, as well as, involve youth and other residents of rural areas who have fewer opportunities. We aim to connect these communities, not only at local or national level but also at European level. This project will guide participants to agriculture-related traditions and professions, providing them with inspiring ideas regarding employment and entrepreneurship and empowering them with skills and self-confidence for fighting today’s unemployment.

Aim of the project
The aim of this project is to make a real difference to young participants seeking employment and raise awareness of alternative agricultural employment options that can benefit not only the individuals, but also, the communities they live in. Employment, although tackled at personal level, is a key factor for promoting active citizenship, social inclusion and cross-cultural understanding at local and EU level.
The knowledge the participants will gain, the skills they will learn, the contacts they will make, and the personal decisions they will take, is a crucial base from where the change can happen.

 

Participants
Participants involved in this project must have strong interest on agriculture, creativity and
entrepreneurship. This project involves participation of people facing (or will to face)
unemployment. Young people with fewer opportunities, facing economical, geographical, social
obstacles, refugees, immigrants or asylum seekers will be involved.
Age Limit : 20-29 years old

 

Activities
Our activities will be 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
will further focus on enhancing creativity and personal development of participants

Accommodation
The project will take place at a small bungalow village in Kannavia. Participants will be divided in groups of 4 or 6 people and each group will be assigned to an individual house with its own toilet and shower.

Travel Allowance
Portugal – 830 euro
Czech Republic , France,Italy, Germany 360 euro

How apply to
Participants must be registered on PASS platform:   https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/register/check_en

and then fill up the project application form:   https://goo.gl/forms/OYzxZJNFW5swVGC53