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, iraudiere's EVS Project
What is Erasmus+ ?
is the EU's program to support education, training, youth and sport in
Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over
4 million Europeans to study, train and gain a new experience, and
volunteer abroad. The program is set to last until 2020, Erasmus+
doesn't just have opportunities for students. Now merging seven prior
programs, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and
Detailed information on these opportunities,
including eligibility criteria, is available in the Erasmus+ Program
Guide. you can download a copy at Erasmus
In 2016 La Giraudiere directed an Erasmus project titled "Young
Entrepreneurs Rejuvenate Rural France". - acromyn YERRF
Giraudiere, a seventeenth-century farmhouse in Brossac, one hour from
Bordeaux in the south west of France, is where thae project was born
and is the home of the YERRF
project (Young Entrepreneurs Rejuvenate Rural France),
YERRF encourages entrepreneurship amoung young people. For the second
stage of YERRF our project is aptley called Recognizing Young Entrepreneurs and
teaching Entrepreneurship we are presently looking for
5 partners each of whom will be sending a candidate to volunteer.
The second phase of the project will commence in May 2019.
Aims of YERRF
primary aim of the project is to produce and present entrepreneurial
workshops for young people about to enter the workforce and who have
completed their formal education, or for those who are unemployed
following the end of their formal education. Via our project website
YERRF or Young Entrepreneurs which is continuing to expand we aim to
show all that a young entrepreneur needs to start his or her
entrepreneurial path, a "One Stop Shop" for young entrepreneurs.
Important Aims of YERRF
To encourage young people to stay in their rural communities
To encourage entrepreneurship socially and commercially in a bid to
reduce youth unemployment in rural communities
To encourage young people to stay at school by adding entrepreneurship
as a goal in life
To Encourage schools and Universities to include entrepreneurship into
To enable young people to learn new skills that will help their future
To encourage university students to return to their rural homes and to
share their newly acquired skills and
knowledge with the community
To learn a new language - business English
How entrepreneurship can be used to help integrate refugees and
immigrants into the local community.
spirit of - Entrepreneurship, not just for those contemplating a medium
or small businesses but also to encourage GO's that apprenticeships and
training to be an entrepreneur should be available to all.
EVS Volunteers will participate in all aspects of the project, and will
benefit not only from a international cultural exchange in France, but
also from the informal learning on the topics of the project and
the proposed workshops. As the project is based in Brossac, the
Volunteers will discover a region in the SW of France, The Volunteers will work along side the La Giraudiere team, comprised of
local and international Volunteers.
The ESC/EVS volunteers will;
Acquire knowledge of rural France and how it is part of the greater SW
Learn to live and work with an international group.
Improve their confidence by acquiring new skills by producing and
presenting the YERRF website and workshops.
Improve their linguistic competencies – the languages used in the
project will be English and French.
learn skills for preparing for and presenting workshops on the spirit
Research, Identify and liaise with universities and other organisations
as workshop partners.
Visit schools, universities, employment offices, education Open Days,
trade shows and employment fairs.
Learn the logistics of organising on-site visits to present workshops.
Outcomes for ESC/EVS Volunteers
to the La Giraudiere informal learning approach, the ESC/EVS Volunteers
will acquire new skills and competencies regarding, Social and
commercial entrepreneurship, Marketing (using traditional and new
Website design and creation emphasis on being found, Blogging and
Social media for business.
language for the workshops will be in French for Anglophones and in
English for speakers of French thus increasing the confidence in both
French and English.
Accounting for both commercial and social
projects is important and volunteers will learn about double entry
bookeeping to using modern software to account for your actions.
Certification and Recognition of the ESC/EVS volunteers
participants will received their Europass certificate as well as a
Volontaires La Giraudiere certificate. They also received a
project participation evaluation in English, in French or in both
of ESC/EVS project YERRF and final results
media will be used to promote the project and the work of the
group. Facebook, Twitter, Google and La Giraudiere’s own blog –
including a new sub-domain - will be used. All aspects of the
project and workshops will be placed on Google Drive, and all
participants, partner organisations and agencies will have access and
will be invited to participate. Video films and games will also
At the end of the project when the Volunteers return
to their homes, the Sending Organisation will help them to reintegrate
with their family and society. The Sending Organisation will also
provide an opportunity for the Volunteers to exchange and share their
experiences and skills learned during the project.
and dissemination of project results
Further dissemination of results will be carried out as all project
partners will be asked to share information and photographs on their
respective sites, in social media and other publications.
Schools, universities and other organisations will be invited to
publicise the events and the project. Press releases will be sent
to print and electronic media.
The proposed European project for 2019 is called and you can read
Erasmus Project 2019
you are not eligible for the Erasmus program then do not despair as you
are welcome to volunteer with LGV but please note that the dates for
Erasmus project are different to those of the La Giraudiere project
The 2019 volunteers program starts 1st May 2019 and will continue until
the 30th September 2019
The recommended volunteering period is 3 weeks but you can
from 1 - 6 weeks.
The recommended stay is 3 weeks but you can apply for 1-6 weeks.
Erasmus Project is only a part of the planned projects for 2019 you can
read how LG, or La Giraudiere, volunteers help out at
Giraudiere Volunteers Objectives