The SEVEN-network is the result of several pilot projects that experimented transnational exchanges of senior European Volunteers. This proved to be a powerful educational tool not only for the senior volunteers who take part in projects based in a different European country, but also for the organisations of the civil society and the local communities hosting them.
The network is based on 4 European projects and several bilateral actions between local and regional governments. This network aims at providing a platform for all its participating partners to exchange information, expertise and good practices. It deals with the practical organisation of senior volunteers exchanges, including measures such as pre-departure trainings based on intercultural and intergenerational learning as well as the development of personal skills, a strategy that will accompany the senior volunteers after the periods abroad to include them in social work at local level. It also aims at constituting a permanent “place” of debate on the measures for active ageing and citizenship issues, that address policy-makers at European, National and local level.
Our work mainstreams international voluntary service with specific reference to thecontributions that senior citizens can give to the social, cultural and environmental policies.
For more information please visit: www.seven-network.eu