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Promoting Public Awareness through

Voluntary Service
3. – 4. May 2007
International Forum on Development
Service
Paris, France

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Objectives

• „Promoting public awareness on


development education“
• „Broad-based support within the
government and ... church-based
organisations and NGO´s“
(OECD DAC Peer Review Germany)

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Voluntary Service for Development
Education

• German Volunteers will address global


needs as they arise in all OECD
developing countries
• „Learning and helping overseas“ as basis
for development education in Germany

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Analysing the current situation

• Development organisations
– professional background essential
• European Voluntary Service
– Age until 30 years. Only within the European Union.
Programm looks for opportunities outside of Europe.
• Other government funded programms
– almost only within Europe

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Analysing the current situation - II

• Programms in other European countries


have far less volunteers
• Only to be compared with Peace Corps
(approx. 7.700 in 2006, US $ 328 Mio.)

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Intention and figures I

• PILOT – Phase 1.01.2008 – 31.12.2010


• 10.000 German nationality, long-term residence permit
• Women preferred
• 6 – 24 months (12 – 18 months) with 40 hrs. / 2 days
• Age between 18 – 28
• 580 € (approx. US $ 750) Volunteer/month plus health
insurance
• 25 % through sending organisation / partly volunteer

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Intention: Sending organisation

• Sending organisation is a German based NGO –


NGO is responsible for volunteer
• NGO are welcome to start with sending
programme (to reach number, test new ways)
• Quality management
• NGO and local partner will choose the volunteer
• Offers 22 days of training

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Legal and other issues

• Reconsider payment of „allowance for children“


• Reconsider alternative military service
• Sending organisations and place of engagement
needs to be approved by the government
• A technical secretariat will be tied to an
implementing agency (e.g. DED)

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Time-line

• Important steps until the programme starts

Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 3

Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez

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Phase One

• Announcement at 5. Jan. 2007


• First „Public Discussion & Information Day“ 18.
Januar 2007
• Respones / Coordination February, March
• Draft of concept: 30. March 2007
• Responses: until 18. April
• Second „Public Discussion & Information Day“ 3.
May 2007

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Phase Two & Three

• Final arguments will lead to final concept: May 2007


• Set up concept through BMZ: May / June
• Discussion with other ministries (June / July)

• After summer: Approval of sending agencies and places


of engagement, concepts
• Sending agencies advertise for volunteering programs

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