As you might know, EVS is part of the Erasmus+ Programme – the EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport. The programme aims to enhance the skills and competences of young people as well as their active citizenship. Erasmus+ promotes mobility within and beyond the EU borders. The youth activities under Erasmus+ are based on non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourage the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social or cultural background. Most volunteers participate in a project granted by National Agencies established in each of the 33 Programme Countries. Depending on the country of residence of the volunteer or on the country where the EVS takes place, the project can also be granted by the Executive Agency located in Brussels. The National and Executive Agencies are promoting the programme, supporting applicants, managing applications and following-up the projects. In case a serious situation arises, you or the organisations involved may contact the granting agency or the agency of the host country. There are also eight SALTO Resource Centres, supporting National Agencies and organisations in working with a neighbouring region or a particular thematic. More information about the role of the different programme structures can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.


The European Voluntary Service (EVS) provides young people aged 17-30 with an opportunity to express personal commitment through full-time voluntary activities in a foreign country within or beyond the borders of the European Union. The European Union offers such an opportunity to young people because volunteering is valued as a non-formal learning experience enhancing volunteers' professional skills and competences, thus contributing to their employability. At the same time, it increases their sense of solidarity, develops their social skills and promotes active participation in society. It is a win-win situation, where both the volunteer and the community benefit. The Commission has held a long commitment to supporting volunteering opportunities for young people and mobility across borders. Starting in 1996, the European Voluntary Service has thus far allowed around 70 000 young people to go abroad and gain a life changing experience as a volunteer. During the course of the Erasmus+ programme, many more will get the same opportunity.

Astangu vocational rehabilitation centre is included in the EVS program this year.We are hosting Haris Begic an volunteer from Bosnia and Herzegovina.Who will be volunteering in our centre for 10 months from the 12. of September 2017 to 12 of July 2018