“Find YOUr way!”

European Voluntary Service
“Find YOUr way!”

Vészprém, Hungary
12 months


Summary of the project:

Léléktér Foundation was accredited as an EVS delegating and hosting organization in October, 2014. Since then, the Foundation has participated in and coordinated many successful youth exchanges in the European Union. Our NGO has been working with youth for over 10 years. Our main goals are prevention; harm reduction and personal development of the young. In order to fulfill these goals we are coordinating trainings, seminars for them, their parents and for their teachers as well.

In this project 3 volunteers will be hosted at the foundation for 12 months. We provide a supervisor, who will be responsible for the coordination and the administration of the program; a mentor who deals with the process of induction, and supervises the volunteers, and an EVS coordinator, who gives tasks for the volunteers and keeps in touch with the Sending organization on a regular basis.

The project implementers possess the relevant professional background, including the most important fields such as drug-prevention, child and young protection, social work practices. The EVS coordinator has significant experience in building national and international relations, network. The mentor of the program is a social worker and trainer who are working with us longer years ago. She can be the most neutral person and the best to help in the personal development of the volunteers.

Léléktér Foundation hosted and supported 5 volunteers so far. The cooperation was very successful for both parties.

In the selection process, we are cooperating with the Sending Organization. The selection of the volunteers is based on professional aspects and the decision will be made while collaborating with the Sending organization.

The activities and tasks of the volunteers are as they follow: operating the Youth House and community place, mentoring disadvantaged youngsters who are attending in the Poor School Program, organizing sport programs, media documentation, participation in general prevention, drug-prevention and harm reduction programs, promoting the concept of volunteering and ERASMUS+ and organizing outdoor activities in the garden of the house and at the Lake Balaton too.

The volunteers are to get involved in the current system of the local youth policy and will be cooperating with other relevant youth organizations. Amongst these organizations, associations they maintain a good relationship, networking is developed and they help establish an overall good experience.


Goals of the project:

The project provides development of the varying competencies of the volunteers. We support them to achieve their personal aims, motivate them to get involved in self and community development activities by using their creativity and the gained experience.

The indirect goals of the project are to generate international cooperation, exchange experience, enhance joint reflection, foster the system of youth policy, and strengthen social inclusion of the youth and to encourage them to take more active participation in the European democracy.

The long term aim of this project is to support these young people on their road of becoming active European citizens. The program also aims to introduce their rights, duties and obligations, to be socially more conscious and appreciate the concept of volunteer work which is a valuable tool to build a more livable society.

The long term goal of this project is to increase the European possibilities, to work together with more cultures in the next years and to create a colorful Youth House in Veszprem which is interesting for the youngsters from the city and for the volunteers from abroad.

Our EVS program includes all the priorities, goals and mission of the Erasmus+ Programmed.

Other important goals are to strengthen the co-operation, partnership between the participants and to provide the development of their competencies. We support them to achieve their personal goals, motivate them to get involved in self and community development activities by using their creativity and their gained experience. The impact of the project is that with the help of the new experience, knowledge they gained, they will be able to make positive changes.


Abouth the venue:

Hungary (Hungarian: Magyarorszag, population: 9, 8 million) is a landlocked country which is located in Central Europe in the Carpathian Basin.

The national flag’s colors are: red, white, green which are represent: the power, hope and loyalty.

The country is bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia and Croatia.

The capital and also the largest city (population: 1, 7 million) called Budapest. The official language is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken non-Indo-European language in Europe.

It is the home of the largest thermal water cave system and the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Heviz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grasslands in Europe (the Hortobagy National Park).

Balaton is particularly popular touristic Centrum which is attracting foreigners also, especially in the summer.

One of the most famous festival in Hungary is taking place in the south part of the lake (Sio fok) called Balaton Sound. During the summertime a lot of different festivals and opened events are organized nation-wide (Szigeti, Volt, Hégyalja, PAFE, étc.)

Hungary’s geography has been traditionally defined by its two main waterways, the Danube and Tisza Rivers. Hungary has 10 national parks, 145 minor nature reserves, and 35 landscape protection areas.

Administratively, Hungary is divided into 19 counties. The currency of Hungary is called “forint” (sign: Ft; code: HUF).

Hungary has a deep history in science and technology and the country has a lot of inventions too (Rubik’s cube, dynamo, vitamin C, ball-pointed pen, safety match étc.)

Hungary has the third-highest number of Olympic medals per capita and second highest number of gold medals per capita in the world. Hungary has historically excelled in Olympic water sports.

The country is offering programs, events and activities for people in different ages, different interests and from different countries. We have a lot of traditions, habits which are from our historical background.



Veszprem (population: 60,000) is one of the oldest urban areas in Hungary, and a city with county rights.

The town is called “Queen’s city” based on the Hungarian history. Veszprem is the home of University of Pannonia which is the 6th strongest university in Hungary. It lies on seven hills, approximately 15 km from the north of the Lake Balaton and 10 km from Barony mounts.

It is the administrative center of the county of the same name. Veszprem lies on both sides of the Séd creek, around 120 km from Budapest. It can also be reached from Gyor and from Szekesfehervar which are also exits with county rights. Veszprem provides local buses in order to reach the different parts of the city. Out of the town there are also public transportations: buses and trains. Around the city there are bicycle roads to reach the nearest villages and the Lake Balaton.

The cultural and social life is very varicolored. There are seven museums, three theaters, a zoo and several festivals. One of the most famous festivals is “Street Music Festival” which is taking place in the city center, for 5 days during the summer. This opened event is attracting many people from different parts of the country and from abroad as well. In the Street Music Festival there are approximately 10 stages with alternative bands.

Veszprem Arena is the home of MVM Veszprem m Handball Club which team has a big historical background and one of the best supporter audiences in the world. The team exists from 1977, during this period they won 23 Hungarian Championship title, 24 Hungarian Cups, 3 Hungarian Super Cups, 2 EHF Cups, 1 SEHA League title. They were participating in EHF Velum Final4 two times; they earned the second place in the 14/15 season.

Veszprem has several parks. They are good for walking and running. This town is suitable to move by bike and even if you prefer move by foot, the distances are not so long. Here are few shopping centers, where you can do your weekly shopping and get everything you look for. The basic food prices are cheaper than the average prices in the European Union, based on a survey from 2011.


Age limt of the volunteer:

As you might know the age limit for an EVS project needs to be between 18-30.


Project language:

The language of your project will be English during the work time and you will learn Hungarian too. For learning the new language we can recommend to check


Travel cost reimbursement:

100% of the participants‘ travel costs will be reimbursed within the valid budget sums calculated according to the official rules of Erasmus+ programme. If a sum exceeds the limit, the excess will be paid by the participants themselves. The reimbursement limit is 275€ per participant from Bulgaria.

Important: In order to obtain reimbursement for the tickets, you need to obey the following rules:
1) You need to present ALL THE TICKETS, including RETURN TICKETS, which you will send after realization of the project, otherwise YOU WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED (DO NOT FORGET TO KEEP YOUR BOARDING PASSES FROM AIRPORT CHECK-IN)
2) You need to use PUBLIC TRANSPORT e.g. planes, trains, buses, trams or underground.
3) You need to depart from the country.
4) It is recommended to make scans of tickets before your arrival in case you lose them. The reimbursement will be done only in euros.



Every participant should have valid European Health Card.

Each participant will get full health insurance provided by CIGNA health insurance company.



Every participant is individually entitled to receive a Youthpass Certificate, which confirms participation and
validates the non-formal learning (NFL) experience of Training course project. Validating the learning experiences of participants is important in itself and the document can be of benefit in terms of the educational or employment future of the participant. Through Youthpass the European Commission ensures the Training course activity is recognized as a non-formal learning experience.
(*For more information on Youthpass you may click on this page to check it online)


Relevant documents and links about the EVS:

EVS Info KIT: http://éc.éuropa.éu/youth/tools/évs-info-kit_én.htm

Erasmus+ Commission Website: http://éacéa.éc.éuropa.éu/érasmus-plus_én

Erasmus+ Home Page: http://éc.éuropa.éu/programmés/érasmus-plus/

Erasmus+ Programmed Guide: http://éc.éuropa.éu/programmés/érasmus-plus/discovér/guidé/indéx_én.htm

Erasmus+ Youth: http://éc.éuropa.éu/youth/indéx_én.htm

Youth pass Page: https://www.youthpass.éu/én/youthpass/for/évs/subpagé/

Voluntary Agreement: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2lC8wUUcqBkTFdtN3pORWFLWnc



In order to apply for this project, fill in THIS APPLICATION FORM and send it to: stanimir.chukov@gmail.com.

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