EVS Project Name: Design the Future
01.04.2017 – 28.02.2018 @ RAKIČAN, Slovenia

The EVS project comprises conservation of cultural and natural heritage through creative industry. We wish to create additional opportunities for young people in order to offer them a chance to gather valuable working experience and get to know the aspects of cultural and natural heritage in detail. Our organization RIS Mansion Rakičan is situated in a mansion that dates back to the 15th century. Despite regular maintenance work the mansion is in need of extensive reconstruction (inside and outside work). In addition, a nearby chapel will also be the object of reconstruction, as it has lost its original splendor and charm and is an integrated part of the mansion. The project will involve two young volunteers aged from 18 to 30 years who are interested in cultural heritage, creative industry, architecture, landscaping, design, etc. The project will provide volunteers with the opportunity to be actively engaged in society in order to further their creativity and ingenuity through their own ideas regarding the reconstruction of the mansion. They will gain new knowledge and skills and gather practical experience that will be useful in their future carriers. During the formation of the project idea, volunteers will have the opportunity to experience the culture of our region, our habits, language, cuisine, etc. A working opportunity abroad, whether it is a long-term or short-term stay, represents a valuable experience. Therefore, we will encourage young people to engage in such programmes and at the same time try to create the appropriate conditions and content so young people from other countries will be able to join the Slovenian EVS programme in the Prekmurje region (Region of Slovenia).

More details in the official infopack: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By0aiivRP9v7M05jMGFmRUczUjg