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Boosting youth entrepreneurship through AgriCULTURE

It is already 5th day of the Youth Exchange project “Boosting youth entrepreneurship through “AgriCULTURE”. During the youth exchange project young people are getting practical entrepreneur skills and knowledge in agribusiness. On 1st of September participants arrived to the venue place of the project Tsaghkadzor, Armenia and will stay there till 12th of September. Total duration of the project is ten days. In the Youth Exchange project eight countries are participating: Latvia, Armenia, Moldova, Georgia, Italy, Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine.…

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National volunteering around Europe

On 23rt of May, our volunteers Natalie Sommer, Luc Fedon, Laura McCoy and Zaïnab Raibati visited Artico for an event organized in partnership between Artico and ADVIT Moldova. The porpose of the event was to talk about different forms of national volunteering around Europe and to get inspired by best practices. After short presentations about popular programs in the volunteers’ home countries, the event offered the opportunity to exchange experiences and general conditions with local volunteers and representatives of Artico. The meeting was a huge enrichment for all participants. Thanks again…

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EVS exerience of the belgian volunteer Celine Mewissen

Hi all, Let me introduce myself: my name is Celine and I come from Liege in Belgium. I started a European Voluntary Service in January 2017 with ADVIT as coordinating organization. It all began with checking for hours the hundreds of projects on the EVS Database and applying to the ones I was the most interested in. I finally ended up in Chisinau, the capital city of a small country of Eastern Europe: the Republic of Moldova! I have to…

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Excursion to Soroca and Orheiul Vechi

Last Saturday, 17 EVS volunteers and 2 ADVIT coordinators travelled by bus in the early morning to explore Soroca, a beautiful city in the north of Moldova. Originally, the trip was scheduled to occur one week earlier but due to a sudden revival of winter in late April (aka #snowpocalypse), it was impossible to leave the house. This time, the weather gods were favourably inclined towards our group, so we could feel the warm sun rays when we left the bus two hours later. Fortunately,…

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Quiz fun

Right now the ADVIT family is growing and growing. In January, a plenty of new volunteers arrived in Moldova to do something meaningful while getting to know a new culture. Therefore we decided to combine the monthly volunteer meeting with a socializing event so that “old” and “new” volunteers had the chance to get to know each other. After a short introduction about the behavior in case of earthquakes, due to the recent increase of the latter, the games could…

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Volunteers celebrating Christmas and New Year in Chisinau

Bună ziua şi un an nou mai bun! I’m Nata from Germany and I’m volunteering at ADVIT since November 2016. Because of the fact that this is just a relatively short time, I decided to stay in Moldova for both, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Furthermore I was really interested in celebrating in an international community. Today I want to share my impressions of the holidays with you. I was lucky because I wasn’t the only one who didn’t go…

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Message from our volunteer Dieter Eggen

Dear all, I have been spending the last nine months in Moldova. My main reason of being here is to volunteer for a refugee centre in Moldova’s capital Chisinau. After arriving here in early March a number of things quickly struck my attention: the half finished and abandoned buildings, the cashier trying to give plastic bags with just about every article you buy and the excessive amount of casinos, kinda weird considering this is Europe’s poorest country. But I was…

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Christmas Party

Yesterday, on 13th December we had our anual Christmas party with the volunteers which was great fun. Besides talking, listening to music and playing Secret Santa we also had an amazing international potluck: Everyone brought some food (mostly selfmade Christmas candies from their homecountries but also hearty dishes) and shared it with each other. Of course, Moldovan placinte and Christmas sweets didn’t miss. Thanks to everyone for making such a great evening possible.

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A new generation of volunteers in 2016 – First General Meeting

On the 14th of September, ADVIT “Europe without borders” together with the new EVS and Weltwartes volunteers community from Chisinau Republic of Moldova, had the first introductory meeting about Erasmus +, about the local culture and EVS practicalities. During the first meeting, volunteers had introductive games and a city quest for that they were split into four teams and were having different tasks that helped them to understand better the local Moldovan culture and society where they are going to…

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