Past projects

Volunteer in Germany for a year
2011-09-01 - 2012-08-31,
Short description:
check info in hebrew pages
EVS in Italy
2011-02-01 - 2012-01-30,
Short description:
as you probably know, 2011 will be the European year of Volunteering.
An Italian organization in Palermo is looking for one EVS volunteer (to be "added" to the current three, already working with us) focusing his/her service on the specific topic of the European year.
Dates of the service are 1 February 2011 - 30 January 2012 First two months an intensive Italian language course is foreseen (6-8 hours every week)
Stand up and volunteer
2010-08-01 - 2011-07-01,
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Read this file in hebrew

Training course: Creating new tools for genocide education
2010-10-08 - 2010-10-15,
Short description:
The topic is extremely sensitive and widely debated in media as well as by public opinion. Because of the sensitive nature of the topic, it is not widely debated in youth work. Young people are not aware of it, and have not a clear understanding of genocide and its forms of existence. Partner promoters in this project thought of an idea that could lead youth workers to explore genocide education and human rights education, thus developing tools in promoting the topic among other youth, in fighting this phenomenon. In order to achieve this goal partner promoters designed this training course. It will provide background on the topic in order that participants get familiar with the term genocide and what forms is has had in European and world history. This way we can than work further with participants in educating young people against this phenomena and promoting human rights as a core educational methodology helpful in tackling genocide in youth work.
Italy - Tools and Methods of gender equality for youth workers in the Mediterranean
2010-09-11 - 2010-09-20,
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Training course of European Union, program “Youth in Action”, action 3.1 named: GENDERNOSTRUM Tools and Methods of gender equality for youth workers in the Mediterranean That will be realized in Italy, Catanzaro from 11th to 20th September 2010. Your costs of accommodation and food will be totally covered by the YIA program. “Hostel Borgo Silvestre”, Sorbo San Basile, Catanzaro - Italy
Delegations to France in summer 2010
2010-06-01 - 2010-09-01,
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Read attached file (Hebrew)

2010-05-01 - 2010-05-10,
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International Seminar for Students
2010-04-23 - 2010-05-03,
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The seminar is designed for students up to 26 years of age and is part of a project conducted by the “Geschichtswerkstatt Europa”. The seminar will be held in the International Youth Meeting Centre of the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding (, with a number of excursions to Breslau/Wroclaw and Reichenbach/Dzierzoniow to complete the programme. An exhibition will be created at the end of the seminar. The working language is English, however, knowledge of German and Polish is strongly desired (as many sources are available only in these languages).
Pol-in-Know-How: Polish Culture in Israeli Schools
2009-08-31 - 2009-09-10,
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The Polish-Jewish, and today Polish-Israeli relations have a rich history, for as much as we share hundreds of years of coexistence on the Polish territory.

Since 1989, when Poland regained full independence, the relations between the Republic of Poland and Israel are very good, as often stressed by politicians. However, negative stereotypes, distorting the image of our countries and nations are still very present in both societies. 

Inspiration for our project was a one-week meeting – “Sometimes together, mostly separately” – which took place in Poland and aimed at teaching about the centuries-long Jewish tradition on the Polish soil, including the history of Holocaust and the Polish martyrdom. This project, conducted in December 2008, brought together young people from Poland and Israel and made them discover together their cultural and historical similarities.  

We were surprised how many prejudices still exist and how we lack knowledge about each other, and at the same time how positively our attitudes changed thanks to the project. Being aware that not everyone can take part in such one-week-meetings we decided not only to continue our project in Israel but also to widen the score of the activities through workshops conducted in high schools.

Accordingly, a long term aim of the project is to build good and friendly relations between young Poles and Israelis, based on solid KNOWLEDGE about nowadays Poland and Polish history, with focus on the 20th anniversary of the democratic transformation in Poland and the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the World War 2. We believe that knowledge is a groundwork for a better common future and cooperation between Poles and Israelis.

Engaging in a Sustainable Future
2009-08-01 - 2009-08-15, Europe Meets Middle East
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This year’s project focuses empower young people to take initiative for sustainable development in their communities. For this reason we will bring Youth from the Middle East and Europe together to learn about planning, constructing and implementing “Ecological Playgrounds” in their respective communities. Using the methodology of experimental learning the participants will build an “Ecological Playgrounds” themselves during the project
Empowerment 4 Interaction
2009-08-02 - 2009-08-09,
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A training course for 24 young leaders from 6 countries (4 participants per country – MEDA and Baltic), dealing with empowering young people in their local communities to be active. The training will last 8 days and will take place in Lithuania, June 19-28, 2009.
Amber is a colour too, Hungary
2009-07-15 - 2009-07-20,
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The title of our project is: „Amber is a colour, too”

Our association wants to share its experience and meat with Youth NGOs from Meda and EU. The Seminar will bring together potential partners from Meda and EU and will to enlarge our product music. You can see the result of our one of the first commune song in Amber Seminar: . The project ideas were to collected different kinds of EuroMed acoustic patterns. When we evaluated our Seminar we though next year (2009) we can enlarged with other new commune songs and we can give small concert in Dévaványa it will a Drum Festival and in main Place ‘Piac tér’ in Debrecen in Hungary!!! So „Amber is the colour” we worked with rock music of EuroMed region and this occassion we would like to focus on world music.


A Tolerant Discovery of New Different Cultures
2009-07-01 - 2009-07-08, A Tolerant Discovery of New Different Cultures
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The total of 30 Lithuanian and Israeli young people will meet together in Troskunai Culture and Education Centre, where the cultural youth exchange project „A Tolerant Discovery of New Different Cultures“ will take place.
The meeting will take place for 7 days (01-08, July 2009). The goal of this project is to foster intercultural knowledge and create an open society of active young citizens and to educate tolerant attitudes towards different culture, religion and society. The programme will consist of stimulation of intercultural communication, intercultural dialogue and tolerance. The project will take place in Lithuania, therefore the participants will have a possibility to get to know Lithuanian culture and people. There will be a trip to the second city of Lithuania, Kaunas, which has quite a lot of culturally and historically distinct places, e.g., IXth Fort museum. The young people will also visit the Tolerance centre in Kolping college, Kaunas churches, Kaunas Synagugue, get to know the history of Jews in Lithuania and visit other historically distinct places. The other part of the programme will take place in Troskunai Culture and Education Centre, where Israeli and Lithuanian youth will present their national culture through creative methods, active participation and non-formal education methods. There will be work groups and discussions on the topics of tolerance, intercultural communication, cultural nights and various games giving possibility to better get to know each other.
Culture and Art in Non-formal Education for Youth Activities
2009-04-01 - 2009-04-07,
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The main aim of the project is to promote art and culture in non-formal education for the Youth in Action Program and specifically youth workers, youngsters, organizers, youth trainers in order to give them better understanding the non-formal education methods and different ideas to use artistic and cultural values to create projects within Youth Program. We think that through these international projects they can acquire very important skills for example teamwork, leadership, organization and management skills and also the ability to show initiative in challenging circumstances.
Networking in EVS: Odyssey continues
2008-11-25 - 2008-11-30,
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"When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,
pray that the road is long,
full of adventure, full of knowledge.
Always keep Ithaca in your mind.
But do not hurry the voyage at all.
It is better to let it last for many years;
and to anchor at the island when you are old,
rich with all you have gained on the way,
not expecting that Ithaca will offer you riches.
Ithaca has given you the beautiful voyage..."
EVS in Action
2008-11-10 - 2008-11-17,
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This training course will bring together 24 youth workers, youth activists and volunteers working in different youth NGOs in Europe and the Mediterranean region, who wish to learn more about EVS in particular. The training course will last 7 days and will take place in Ashdod-Israel. The overall aim of the training is to contribute to the quality improvement of EVS projects in the Mediterranean region and in the EU and strengthen the cooperation between the EU and Mediterranean organizations involved in EVS.
TC developing compatencies
2008-11-09 - 2008-11-16,
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TC Developing Intercultural Competences with Neighbouring Countries. סמינר הכשרה שיתקיים בספרד. מדינות משתתפות: ספרד, צכיה, שבדיה, ירדן, הרשות הפלשתינאית, פורטוגל, אוסטריה, לטביה ואלג'ריה
Righteous Reunion 2008
2008-10-27 - 2008-11-07,
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This years’ project is the third edition of the Polish-German-Israeli youth meetings on the subject of Righteous Among the Nations. The first one took place in July 2005 when a workshop scenario about Righteous Among the Nations was created. In the second edition in 2006 the participants prepared a theatre performance, photo exhibition and a radio feature concerning the subject. In 2007 during the third edition an exhibition on a particular story – of two Polish Righteous Jaroslawa and Izydor Wolosianski - has been developed. In overall about 60 young people from Poland, Germany and Israel got involved in the project till now.
TC - Euromed heritage as a non formal learning base
2008-10-04 - 2008-10-12,
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30 participants from 20 countries will meet in Sicily to develop tools of Euromed heritage as non formal learning base. The countries participating: Israel, Palestine, Romania, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Moroccow, Jordan, Syria, UK, Sweeden, Italy, Spain, Germany, Malta, Luxemburg, Portugal, Czech, and Cyprus
2008-08-23 - 2008-08-31, Environmental Journey
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5 צעירים יצאו לצ'כיה כדי להשתתף במשלחת בנושא איכות הסביבה. המדינות המשתתפות: ירדן, אלג'יריה, צ'כיה, קפריסין, צרפת, ישראל.
Human rights and Religious freedom
2008-08-01 - 2008-08-08,
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סמינר בירדן בנושא זכויות אדם וחופש פולחן. המדינות המשתתפות: ירדן, ישראל, הרשות הפלשתינאית, הונגריה, םולין, צרפת 3 משתתפים מכל מדינה
Sofia International Model United Nations
2008-07-21 - 2008-07-28,
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Sofia International Model United Nations in its first edition is going to simulate 5 organs of the Organization of the United Nations - Security council, Human rights council, Economic and social council, Conference on disarmament and United Nations Environment Programme.
Conflict managment seminar - Moldova
2008-07-09 - 2008-07-13,
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כחלק מתכנית קשת, אנו נשתתף בסמינר לסיכום תהליכים בתכנית. במקביל, יעסוק הסמינר בפיתוח שיטות לפתרון קונפליקטים בדרכים לא אלימות. המדינות המשתתפות הן כל החברים בתכנית קשת. הרישום פתוח למשתתפי תכנית קשת בלבד.
1001 rights for dialogue
2008-06-20 - 2008-06-29,
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בטאלין שבאסטוניה יתקיים סמינר בנושא זכויות אדם בו ישתתפו 30 צעירים מהמדינות הבאות: יראשל, טורקיה, ספרד, איטליה, ליטא, לטביה, מרוקו, מצרים, אסטוניה ולבנון
In and south of Europe - Cyprus
2008-06-18 - 2008-06-23,
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2 משתתפים יצאו להיות חלק מסמינר בנושא זכויות אדם תוך בחינת המצב בין קפריסין המחולקת בין צד טורקי לצד יווני. המדינות המשתתפות: קפריסין, ישראל, הרשות הפלשתינאית, ירדן, איטליה, מלטה, גרמניה.
Youth combating terrorism by promoting inter-cultural dialogue
2008-06-04 - 2008-06-09,
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30 צעירים בין הגילאים 18-30 ישתתפו בסמינר בבולגריה המתמודד עם רב תרבותיות על רקע אירועי טרור. בין המדינות המשתתפות: מדינות האיחוד האירופי ואגן הים התיכון
Euromed youth Platform - Malta
2008-06-04 - 2008-06-08,
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The EuroMed Youth Platform saw the need to create a coordinated approach and network between youth NGOs on a national level in the MEDA region and to strengthen these organisations, the NGO movement and civic society. A National Youth Federation Initiative Meeting was initiated in December 2007 in Alexandria, Egypt. After the success and enthusiasm of the participants to set up NYFs, the need arose to follow-up on the initiative already taken while further developing the mind maps and focusing more on the needs and concrete actions to pursue.
Children of Abraham
2008-05-25 - 2008-05-31,
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Euromed Alchemy
2008-05-20 - 2008-05-26,
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סמינר בנושא רב תרבותיות והכשרה בתחום הEVS, יתקיים באתונה שביוון ויכלול משתתפים מהמדינות הבאות: פורטוגל, מצרים, הרשות הפלשתינאית, מלטה, ספרד, הונגריה.
my grandfathers heritage
2008-05-17 - 2008-05-22,
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‘1001 Actions’ is a major campaign initiated by the Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation and its network of over one thousand civil society organizations for the mobilization of people and actions dedicated to the promotion of mutual knowledge and respect in the region.
Contact Making Seminar - Norway, 8-13 April 2008
2008-04-08 - 2008-04-13, EVS ODYSSEY IN EUROMED
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This CMS, organised together with the Norwegian, Bulgarian and Greek National Agencies aims to boost the "Action 2" coperation among these three countries' and the Mediterranean partners countries' youth organisations dealing with EVS ! Let's get prepared to enter into the new "Youth in Action" and EuroMed Youth III" programmes with new quality EVS projects !
Exhibit yourself
2008-02-28 - 2008-03-08, Exhibit yourself
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In this project each day representatives from different countries represented their culture: we ate their food, danced folk dances and played sport games; moreover, we even studied about their art as well as talked about religions. All this made us feel like each day we woke up in a different country, while, in fact, we lived in a beautiful little city near the river. Of course, we also visited the Budapest itself. We were very impressed by its amazing beauty, but how could we go on without any parties? When so many young people get together from different places in the world, it is impossible to finish the day without things that we love so much like music, drinks and dances. In conclusion, this was an unforgettable experience that will last forever. The experience in which you get the feeling of being in another country in addition to getting to know new cultures and new friends; and all this with a lot of joy and fun!
Inventing The Future
2007-01-01 - 2007-12-31,
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The main idea of the project is to do nonviolent intervention and prevention in the area of conflict in multicultural, multiethnic and multi-faith contexts. The main tool used will be reciprocal maieutic approach (RMA).
Euromed award
2007-12-23 - 2007-12-23,
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YOFI has received a special award from the Minister of Education recognising, Prof Yuli Tamir and the EU embassador, for its activities in the euromed field in the past years.
I have a dream
2007-09-25 - 2007-10-07,
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Don't see the world only Black & White, Slovakia 2007
2007-08-17 - 2007-08-28,
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Don't see the world only Black & White, Slovakia 2007
Black &White training course, Czeck Republik- 2007
2007-01-09 - 2007-01-16,
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Black &White training course, Czeck Republik- 2007
Lets find EuroMed Rhythm , Hungary -2007
2006-11-15 - 2006-11-21,
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Lets find EuroMed Rhythm , Hungary -2007
Folk & MED - Ashdod
2006-11-12 - 2006-11-19,
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Folk & MED
"Enhancing active citizenship through volunteer work in Euro-Med", Estonia 2006
2006-03-21 - 2006-03-25,
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Enhancing active citizenship through volunteer work in Euro-Med
"Lets meet the three cultures" training course, Jerusalem 2005
2005-12-04 - 2005-12-12,
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"Lets meet the three cultures" training course, Jerusalem 2005

2005-06-10 - 2005-06-19,
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No Barriers Ashdod 2005
"Zichron Yaacov Seminar" for non verbal communication, 2003
2003-12-07 - 2003-12-11,
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"Zichron Yaacov Seminar" for non verbal communication, 2003
Union get peace, Palermo 2003
2003-08-01 - 2003-08-14,
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Union get peace
EVS in Ashdod
0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00,
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EVS in Ashdod
Sounds of friendship
0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00, Palermo, Sicily- 2004
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Sounds of friendship