Phiren Amenca

EVS Opportunity for Young Roma in CSD Diaconia Valdese in Florence and Piedmont, Italy

Deadline Extended to March 31, 2014



Demystifying Roma flashmob1

“Demystifying Roma: Challenging Stereotypes and Narratives about Roma” – Phiren Amenca Volunteer Seminar 2013 was presented in cooperation with CSD Diaconia Valdese.

CSD Diaconia Valdese opened a call for applications for young Roma between 18 and 30 years to participate in a European Voluntary Service (EU Erasmus+ program) project in Florence and Piedmont, Italy. The project offers diverse learning and service opportunities, including national and international seminars. The possible working fields are projects supporting children and adolescents, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

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 and monthly pocket money. Volunteers will be provided with 2 national seminars in Italy during their service, and 2 international Phiren Amenca seminars.

The call for applications is open for young Roma between 18 and 30 years. For further questions do not hesitate to contact us. 


Send your motivation letter, CV and the Phiren Amenca application form by March 31, 2014 to Marietta Herfort at [email protected]

Application form

Download the Phiren Amenca Volunteer Application Form (PDF) here

Beginning of the project

September 2014


12 months

Projects in the EVS Database

CSD National head office in Torre Pellice, Turin (youth and children, refugees):

Casa di riposo Il Gignoro, Firenze –

Centro Educativo Gould, Firenze –

Centro Diurno Ferretti, Firenze –

Asilo dei Vecchi, San Germano Chisone –

CSD Uliveto, Luserna San Giovanni –

Description of the hosting organization

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CSD Diaconia Valdese, is the social organization of the Waldensian Church in Italy ( Foreign young volunteers are involved in every local structure: in total about 40 volunteers from EU and other countries. CSD Diaconia Valdese is member of Eurodiaconia ( and of the European Diaconal Year Network (

Contact Massimo Gnone: [email protected]