Phiren Amenca

EVS opportunity for Young German Volunteers in Roma Active Albania – Deadline Extended

Deadline extended to June 2nd, 2013[hr]


Amaro Drom e.V. and Roma Active Albania currently opened a call for applications for young people between 18 and 30 years to participate in a European Voluntary Service (EU Youth in Action program) project in Tirana. The 10 months lasting project (May 2013 – February 2014), offers diverse learning and service opportunities including national and international seminars, and active involvement in the Roma youth groups and networks in Albania. The volunteers engage weekly around 30-35 hours in the working fields intercultural youth work, empowerment and mobilization of Roma youth by assisting the Roma youth network in their activities (street actions, conferences, public debates, creative actions), supporting trainings, seminars and grassroots activities, conducting researches and case studies, promoting EVS in local communities, writing articles for websites and publicity, campaigning in ROMA REACT and the Women Empowerment Campaign.

The program encourages volunteers to express and to realize their own ideas and initiatives during the service! The program is fully covered, providing room, board, health insurance, language course (Albanian/Romani) and monthly pocket money. Volunteers will be provided with 2 Youth in Action seminars in the South-East European region during their service, and 2 international Phiren Amenca seminars.

The call for applications is open for young people between 18 and 30 years who are residents of Germany. Decent knowledge of English is expected, Italian can be helpful. For further questions do not hesitate to contact us.



Send your motivation letter, your CV and the Phiren Amenca application form by June 2nd, 2013 to Astrid Oelpenich [email protected] AND Dritan Ziu [email protected]

Application form

Download the Phiren Amenca Volunteer Application Form (PDF) here

Dates of the project



10 months

Project in EVS Database


Description of the hosting organization

RAARoma Active Albania

Roma Active Albania is an experienced organization aiming at the mobilization and empowerment of Roma people. We are actively lobbying and advocating Roma issues at local, national and international level. RAA is specialized in addressing Roma issues, conducting analysis and developing new methods and strategies to tackle the exclusion of Roma people in Albania and Europe. RAA supports networks and groups with special emphasis on women and youth. RAA coordinates two regional networks in the region of Fier and Korça. The vision of RAA is to contribute to empowering Roma people to come together in a grassroots Roma movement, which will change position of Roma by fighting against exclusionary mechanisms. Moreover, RAA plays a key role in the ERGO (European Roma Grassroots Organization) Network, is member of ternYpe International Roma Youth Network, and is actively involved in the Decade of Roma Inclusion.

Description of the sending organization

Amaro DromAmaro Drom e.V.

„Amaro Drom” is an intercultural self-organization of young Roma and non-Roma . Our main focus is the socio-cultural youth work, the strengthening of self-initiative, mobilization, networking and self-esteem of young Roma and their political and social participation. As young Europeans we actively want to contribute to society for more acceptance and respect, mutual understanding and inclusion. We are members of ternYpe International Roma Youth Network and of Phiren Amenca (, a network of Roma and non-Roma volunteers and voluntary service organizations creating opportunities for non-formal education, dialogue and engagement, in order to
challenge stereotypes and racism.