Twenty-seven young people between the ages of 15 and 20 gathered for an evening of board games and CV mentoring in the village of Congaz in Moldova on 21 April, as part of ‘Talk and Play’ initiative developed with the financial support of the EU4Youth Alumni Network.
The ‘Talk and Play’ initiative aims to inform young people from Congaz, a community in the rural semiautonomous region of Gagauzia, about the mobility and volunteering opportunities offered by European Union programmes and at the same time to learn how to prepare their CV and cover letter to increase their chances of participating in European projects.
This was the project’s first face-to-face event since it began in February 2021, and participants were able to play board games and share their experience of filling in their CV and writing motivation letters. As a result of the initiative, many participants have already applied for various projects, including six participants who have applied for a summer school in Georgia.
The programme participants have so far participated in six online trainings, in which they learned how to compose a CV, write motivation letters and use various platforms to find opportunities provided by the European Union.
The EU4Youth Alumni network brings together young beneficiaries of the EU4Youth, Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps programmes, and the network of Young European Ambassadors from the Eastern partner countries. The network aims to mobilise the enthusiasm and voluntary spirit generated during their participation in non-formal education mobility programmes, to support a stronger engagement of disadvantaged young people from the partner countries, both in their community, and in EU mobility programmes.
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