My EVS in Portugal

My name is Inna and I just arrived from one year EVS project on the south Portugal. This year was the best in my life: warm climate, greens around, ocean, relaxed Portuguese, a lot of free time. I would advise anyone to try EVS. In general, my project is about work with kids and teenagers.… Continue reading


“Think globally, act locally” or how we find out the Global Education

Very attentive and interested in the topic participants

At the beginning of new academic year, in late September, four participants from the Institute of Ukrainian Studies took part in the project organized by our partner, a Polish NGO, in the framework of Erasmus+ program. We spent four amazing days in a company of our Polish, Lithuanian, Czech and Rumanian friends. The project was… Continue reading


Meeting of EVS coordinators 2015

Very serious coordinators

This annual meeting was held on 1 March. I had a great opportunity to participate there since I took the position of IUS’ EVS coordinator in November 2014. Thanks to the organizers, we stayed at a wonderful Ukrainian village ethno-complex which is located close to Kyiv. There were some both unexpected and pleasant news –… Continue reading


What is EVS?

IUS international

European Voluntary Service (EVS) is a fantastic opportunity for young people aged 18 – 30 legally to live and work abroad as a volunteer from two to 12 months. The reasons to do EVS? gain confidence and independence experience a different culture learn a new language with native speakers contribute in the local community learn… Continue reading


Fabulous EVS experience at Bodrum Dance Festival in Bordum, Turkey

Volunteers with national flags

From 16 April to 1 June 2016, I had a great opportunity to participate in Bodrum Dance Festival EVS project in the picturesque city of Bodrum, located in Turkey. The event gathered 30 volunteers representing 17 countries. Oksana Nazymok