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2. Voluntary Activities

2.6 Raising awareness about youth volunteering opportunities

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  1. Information providers
  2. Key initiatives

Information providers

The Agency for International Programs for Youth, as well non-governmental organisations regularly organise training for volunteers, organisations and institutions that want to host volunteers, to raise awareness about the opportunities and benefits derived from the voluntary work carried out.

Similarly, the State Employment Agency provides training to organisations and institutions to promote cooperation and to attract young volunteers.  

Key initiatives

The Agency for International Programs for Youth and Eurodesk multipliers disseminate information on volunteering opportunities at both the national and international levels. The Eurodesk regional coordinators and information points operate in different regions of Latvia to provide information about the programmes “Erasmus+: Youth in Action” and “European Solidarity corps” as well European mobility opportunities the programmes provide. Eurodesk Latvia is coordinated by the Agency for International Programs for Youth, which is the National Agency of the “Erasmus+: Youth in Action” Programme. To disseminate information a Eurodesk Latvia Facebook page was created. 

In 2020, to raise awareness about youth opportunities in the EU, Eurodesk together with Regional coordinators and Information Points organised and/or contributed to 175 pieces of training or events with 11600 participants. Eurodesk also took part in one of the biggest festivals for young people “ZZ Festival” and the national conversation festival “Lampa”. During the “Time to Move” campaign in October, there were 19 events organised by Eurodesk. In 2021 during the European Youth Week, 19 events for young people were organised.