20th Anniversary of the European Voluntary Service

On 14/10/2016, the 20th Anniversary celebrating the European Voluntary Service was held in Zagreb. Set in the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, the event represented the opportunity for all the Croatian NGOs which gained the EVS accreditation to come together, network, share past and ongoing projects in order to enhance inter-organizational cooperation. This occasion allowed the participating organizations to illustrate current and future trajectories undertaken through projects sponsored for instance by the Erasmus+. Furthermore, the event allowed current EVS volunteers to deeper their knowledge of each other, their understanding of the working environment and working methods of respective organizations. Consequently, the manifestation fostered the cohesion of the NGOs by making them united and interconnected under the auspices of the European programs, yet independent in the working framework. Last but not least, the 20th Anniversary celebration of the European Voluntary Service included the award ceremony that honoured four participating organisations – organisation Krila was rewarded for the best first EVS project, Croatian school Outward Bound received a prize for the best short-term project, organisation Syncro was honoured for the best promotional / educational material. Last but not least, our Local Democracy Agency of Brtonigla was rewarded for a long-time quality in implementation of EVS projects while being deemed as the best one among organisations carrying out bigger number of these projects.