Please briefly present the partner organisation.
The Maison de l’Europe Bordeaux – Aquitaine (MEBA) works throughout the year, and throughout Bordeaux and the Aquitaine region, for a better understanding of European cultures and institutions by citizens, young and old. Thus, the Maison de l’Europe Bordeaux – Aquitaine is able to offer in terms of learning and interculturalism, a structured framework for young European volunteers it will welcome, the team can in turn learn from different ways of thinking and operating worn by these young people.
The aims are:
- To promote the “process of creating an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe” (Article 1 of the Treaty on European Union) by working to a better understanding of European cultures in their diversity
- To build the unity of Europe by contributing to a better understanding of European institutions by the citizens and helping them to take ownership.
- To explain the dynamics and European issues.
- To make Europe concrete in the daily of every citizen.
- To contribute to the European influence of Bordeaux and Aquitaine. Two equally important missions: to train and inform the public of Europe and European policies , and to offer activities with a European citizen and bring together the European cultural actors in the region. The Maison de l’ Europe Bordeaux – Aquitaine is a resource which provides assistance in setting up European projects while meeting itself in calls for projects.
What are the activities and experience of the organization in the areas relevant for this application?
The MEBA promotes international mobility projects in order to study or work. Locally, the MEBA plays a key role in the dissemination of information related EU programs. The MEBA works daily with more than 200 partners. In recent years it has become a significant place of exchange and information for EVS. Every month for example, the MEBA organizes café debates, worshops, discussions on EVS projects for people and institutions. At the same time, it is interesting to note that the EVS working in MEBA participate in those activities, providing their own experiences.
What are the skills and expertise of key staff persons involved in this application?
Amalia Petaux is an experienced youth worker and has followed many trainings on the European Voluntary Service program to understand the issues to better prepare the arrival of a volunteer. She has experience with project writing and implementation and was responsible for sending and receiving EVS volunteers into around 10 countries in the last 2 years.
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Mrs Amalia Petaux
Responsible EVS project
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