Dear CISV Friends and others interested in EVS at CISV Norway,
Normally this time of the year CISV Norway would be in the middle of recruitment procedure for new one-year EVS project. We have been hosting volunteers since 2010, and this had been a great resource for our organization. However, we are sad to announce that we will not be doing an EVS/ESC project in 2019/2020.
You might wonder why after so many years we have decided to stop hosting volunteers? Main reason is the change in EVS program itself. In 2019 European Voluntary Service has been replaced by the European Solidarity Corps (ESC). In January the Norwegian government made a decision that Norway will not participate in European Solidarity Corps. Norwegian government decided that there are many other voluntary programs in which Norway can participate and, unfortunately, for now European Solidarity Corps is too expensive for Norway.
If you want to read more about the Norwegian government’s decision, here is the link to official statement: https://www.regjeringen.no/no/aktuelt/noreg-deltek-ikkje-i-european-solidarity-corps/id2626117/?fbclid=IwAR2H68os075-0_Wtw0J8UbPixHp0DDaUtPaj6G1ol-PoN9mQN8ASFCpY9ww
We are not saying we will not be hosting volunteers anymore in the future, but for the upcoming year the decision has been already made and we will not recruit any volunteers.
If we decide to have volunteers for 2020/2021 or 2021/2022, we will let you know here and on our Facebook page.
Thank you for all the emails you have sent expressing interest in being a volunteer for CISV Norway.