Town Twinning alkaa! Perehdymme vapaaehtoistyön tulevaisuuteen.
Jõgeva and Kaarina, lets volunteer! -project aims to streghten volunteers' skills and motivation at Jõgeva, Estonia and Kaarina, Finland. During the project the relationship between these small Cities will be strenghtened as individuals meet and get to know each other.Main theme to work with: VOLUNTEER WORK IN CHANGE - Are the organizations ready to change their operating manners in a changing world?How the project works: a team of volunteers from Kaarina (Finland) will travel to Jõgeva (Estonia) in April 2020. Joint seminar and workshops will be arranged in Jõgeva.Wide variety of questions related to civil society and active citizenship will be addressed at the project´s four workshops:1. The Challenges of Changing -Workshop, 2. The Future of Organizations, 3. Finland-Estonia cooperation, 4. European Union and us - workshop.During the workshops estonian and finnish participants share visions of future and their experiences. 25 finnish visitors and local group of 20 will be participating at the workshops.The final day of the meeting will be a functional workshop looking for “The Common Thread”.The workshop will happen in different locations in Jõgeva area. For example; nature / sports / dance associations are looking for solutions to future challenges through nature path / movement / dance. Handicraft Associations in Common Craft Production. Resident associations / home associations through an open event.How do we operate:We will use so-called “peer interpreters”, ie Estonian language enthusiasts who can help in Finnish-Estonian discussions. (No professional translators, and English is used as an auxiliary language, most of the conversation would be in Finnish and Estonian.)Expected outcome: motivated and eager volunteers, who will be ready to develop their own NGO's work and it's future visions. They will have more updated knowledge on European Union's effect on local level.Small Twin Cities Kaarina and Jõgeva will get more active relations.