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“EVS, and experience for life!” was held on 14 June 2016 in Tirana Youth Centre to celebrate the 20 years of EVS. Beyond Barriers Association, SALTO SEE, and Technical Assistance Office of the Union programmes hosted the biggest celebratory event in Albania to not only celebrate but also promote the European Voluntary Service in Albania. The activity was also supported by Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth, Ministry of European Integration, Delegation of European Union in Albania, Municipality of Tirana and Tirana Youth Centre.

The guest speakers emphasised the importance of volunteering and the opportunity that Erasmus+ Youth in Action gives to Albanian young people through European Voluntary Service.

List of guest speakers:

•             Mrs. Ana Mullanji, Executive Director of BBA/Contact Point of Albania for Erasmus + Youth

•             Mr. Blendi Klosi, Minister of Social Welfare and Youth

•             Mrs. Eralda Cani, Deputy Minister of European Integration

•             Mrs. Sonja Mitter, SALTO SEE Resource Centre

•             Mrs. Aspasjana Kerxhalli – Municipality of Tirana

•             Mrs. Ina Avllaj - Director at National Youth Service

•             Mrs. Xheni Sinakoli - program Manager at European Delegation in Albania

•             Mrs. Edit Dibra, National Erasmus+ Office Albania

•             Mr. Sotiraq Guga - Technical Assistance for the Union Programmes

Sharing experiences

•             Elisa Nikaj, ex-EVS in UK

•             Petre Mrkev- SALTO SEE POOL of Accreditors

An added value to this activity was the participation of the SALTO SEE Pool of Accreditors, whom not only attended the event but also contributed by supporting local associations and young people with providing them information about EVS.

The day continued with 2 parallel workshops for the Accredited Associations in EVS and for the newcomers who would like to learn more on the accreditation procedures. The workshops were facilitated by the SALTO SEE experts Srdjan Mitrovic- Serbia, Stefan Manevski - Macedonia, Petre Mrkev- Macedonia and Irena Topalli- Albania.

THANK YOU to all who attended the event.

 

BBA Staff

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