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2 FEBRUARY 2017 THURSDAY
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Beşiktaş Municipality Volunteers for the Youth!

The Beşiktaş Municipality received accreditation from the Turkish Ministry of European Union Affairs with the purpose of supporting the volunteer activities of young people.


In the previous days, the Beşiktaş Municipality filed an application for the accreditation of the ‘Youth Voluntary Organizations’ within the scope of the Erasmus+ Youth Program of the Turkish Ministry of European Union Affairs. The application results have been announced and the Beşiktaş Municipality has been recognized by the Turkish Ministry of European Union Affairs as an accredited organization for the European Voluntary Service.

The Beşiktaş Municipality has been accredited to conduct EVS projects in 3 fields, namely ‘Coordinating Organization, Sending Organization and Hosting Organization’, starting as of 2017. The projects will be organized by the Foreign Affairs Office of our Municipality and you can visit our municipal building or contact our EVS Coordinator via the e-mail address foreignaffairs@besiktas.bel.tr about the projects.

What is European Voluntary Service (EVS)?

European Voluntary Service (EVS) is an international volunteer program funded by the European Union that enables young people aged 18-30 years to participate in a social project performed in an EU country for a period from 2 weeks to 12 months.

The goal of the EVP program is to encourage and support young people to participate in various voluntary activities to be carried out inside and outside the European Union. The program also aims to stimulate youngsters to take part in voluntary actions or studies at non-governmental organizations and public institutions in various countries. 

EVS is a free of charge program and the travel expenses, accommodation, food, health insurance and monthly allowance will be covered by the Turkish Ministry of European Union Affairs and the Beşiktaş Municipality. At the end of the EVS program, the volunteers will receive a certificate called Youthpass.

For detailed information please visit www.ua.gov.tr