ALDA is more and more engaged in the promotion of volunteering, targeting primarily the younger generations in order to foster their active citizenship and their sense of belonging both to the local community and to Europe. In this respect, ALDA has activated a training course that will start in Valdagno (Italy) on December.
The training course is focused on the European Voluntary Service, considered as one of the main “tool” to promote volunteering at the European and international level. It is addressed to one of the ALDA members, the Studio Progetto Social Cooperative, active in the social field, and particularly focused on youth. The staff of Studio Progetto working with youth will take part in this course, lasting 20 hours, focused on providing practical and technical information and instruments to carry out qualitative EVS projects: the Cooperative will thus contribute to provide mobility opportunities for young people and will further strengthen the active participation of young people in building “Europe from below”. Through this training process Studio Progetto will be accredited both as sending and as hosting organisation: the first foreign volunteers will arrive in Valdagno in 2012; the first volunteers going from Valdagno to Europe will also leave in 2012.