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VIEWS News October 2018

Dear members, partners and readers,

We hope you are fine even though it gets darker and colder outside.
In the beginning of this Views News we would like to give a friendly welcome to our new volunteers Adela from Romania and Sophia from Germany. Both girls began their EVS project on the 1st of October 2018. During their time in Liège Adela supports the IRHOV school, while Sophia works in Views Office. We wish both our volunteers good luck and a brilliant EVS experience.

In this edition of Views News we will travel a bit through Europe to inform you about different projects and events that took place last month. In the
beginning we will visit the Bulgarian capital Sofia to read about the General Assembly of Views International from last September. Later we accompany Anca and our Belgian volunteer Jérôme for his preparatory visit of his EVS in Murcia, Spain. Anca even traveled further on to co-facilitate a workshop from
the German Federation of the Blind (DBSV) in Berlin.

In the end of our newsletter we will return to Belgium and read about Corto's news on on the European Solidarity Corps (ESC), which he got live in Brussels. So have fun reading this edition and enjoy the autumn days!

VIEWS International General Assembly in Sofia, Bulgaria

This year The Annual Meeting was hosted by the newest member of VIEWS InternationalThe International Council for Cultural Centers (I3C) from Bulgaria (associated last September in Fondi, Italy). The General Assembly was held in the Bulgarian capital on 22 September in the offices of The Sofia Bread House, part of I3C.

Find out more what happened at the General Assembly

Exciting first trip to Murcia, Spain

A first city trip is always exciting. But this one is even more exciting because it is a special first time: Jérôme went with a special intention to this
city. He is going to leave there for a couple of months doing volunteering.

Read Jérôme’s story about his first visit to Murcia

Dream it! Do it! – Network of Collaborating Youth

During our activities we observed that young participants have very creative and nice ideas. Leaving them at idea phase is a waste. Therefore our German
partner, DBSV thought to give these participants some knowledge and boost to “Dream it and Doing it”

Find out what Dream it! Do it! proposed to its participants.

News about the European Solidarity Corps

In one of our previous issues we were saying that the European Commission has launched a new programme called the European Solidarity Corps (ESC). This programme would take the European Voluntary Service over and would offer also opportunities for job and internships.

At the beginning of October a first call for application was launched. This means that the programme has been officially started.

In the following article Corto will explain how The French speaking National Agency launched the European Solidarity Corps

Call for articles

Have you got something interesting to let us know? Maybe a project, a useful peace of information for blind and partially sighted persons, a useful application or assistive technology to present? Then the VIEWS NEWS can help to spread it around. Send your articles at office@viewsinternational.eu before the 15th of each month. You can also use our mailing list for questions or our Facebook page. Our calendar is also available with the newest events that will take place. These info channels are yours so do not hesitate to use them.

We hope you enjoyed these articles and leave you until the next issue.

The VIEWS International team