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My name is Marija I’m 25 years old,and I’m originally from Lithuania. I have a Bachelor in European Literature and Culture as well as Master in Social Communication. I chose to come volunteer at Praxis because I’ve been meaning to do a European Solidarity Corps volunteering in the past couple of years and finally, after a bit of delay due to personal and covid-related reasons I have decided to finally go for it. I am really excited to spend the three upcoming summer months in Serres and meet like-minded people as well as pick up new skills which will be of great use to me in the future on a more professional level.
My name is Maxime, I am 21 years old and I come from Lyon, France. I graduated this year with a degree in Information and Communication. I joined Praxis to make myself useful to the local community, to meet new people from all over the world and to live an interesting human and professional experience in the beautiful environment of Greece. In the future, I would like to work in the management of cultural institutions or in culture in general, although I don't know yet where or in which environment precisely, because of my interest in theater, dance and art in general. Beyond that, I love to meet new people, to live new experiences or to defend causes that are close to my heart such as the fight against inequalities or the fight against discriminations.
Hello, my name is Ion, I am 21 years old.
I am originally from Moldova but I recently moved to Bucharest to continue my studies. Ever since I was little, I was almost always surrounded by young people who came from different European countries to volunteer in Moldova, since then I was familiar with this term and they were for me examples of people who managed to overcome their own pride. , barriers, to travel to a foreign country, to be involved in an activity with a positive impact for local communities and for society in general. That is why I am now in Serres, participating in this project, hoping to contribute to a noble cause, I think. It is also a challenge in itself, one that makes you broaden your horizons, one that makes you look at other issues in the world from other perspectives, so it is attractive and worthwhile !
Hello everyone! I’m Joan, I’m 20 years old and I’m from Italy. At the moment I’m taking a gap year in order to make new experiences, meet new people, know their values and opinions and last but not least grow as a person. I’ll be staying at Praxis for 5 months. I chose this project because it brings awareness to various issues through different types of means (broadcast, article, video, social media posts and so on) and it demands you to be creative, to put thoughts into actions and gives you the opportunity to learn a lot in term of cultural aspects and on a personal level. It’s the first time that I get to live in another country, far from my family. I’m not gonna lie, it’s a little bit intimidating but I do think that it’s a process that we have to face at some point in our life , we can’t always stay in our comfort zone! I’m looking forward to learn a lot, meet a lot of people and eat a lot of different food!
Μy name is Marcel. I am German and Brazilian and I was born in Portugal. My upbringing in an international family has raised my interest in international relations, it gave me a deeper understanding of cultural diversity and feeling as a European citizen. When I finished my Psychology degree I went to work for a year in Munich but I realised I wanted to provide meaningful change in a broad level. That is why Ι joined PRAXIS. Because I really liked its work and I believed I could use my capacities to help it bring its plans into action and have a positive impact raising awareness about various issues. Βesides gaining experience related to communication and media and growing myself professionally, my main goals are involving myself with the Greek culture and to learn Greek. I am sure this will be an amazing experience and I will try to get the most out of it!
Hi everyone! I’m Célia and I come from France, I’m 20 years old and I’m here because I'm taking my gap year during my studies of political sciences. I’m not sure at all about what I want to do in the future, except a worldwide tour. The thing that I know is that I’m here in Serres for one year to make myself useful to the community and obviously discover Greece and its people who seem very very nice. More than that, I love to meet new people, travel, discover new things and I also like to read, or do some sport. A thing I have to add is that for me being open minded is something very important to better understand the world we live in, to fight against homophobia, sexism, racism, climate change and a lot of other inequalities!
My name is Andrei. I’m from Romania, I’m 26 years old, and I’m here because I want to do as many activities for myself as possible to become an experienced person. I am very passionate about cybersecurity and networking, but I want to be better in several areas. Likewise, I decided to join Praxis in Greece, and I am sure that it will be an amazing experience. Not only that, but I want to discover Greece and meet people who are better to me. Furthermore, I hope my impact in this volunteer will be useful for community. Of course, I like to travel, if it was possible I would like to travel all day and all night city after city and country after country. I recommend everyone to apply for volunteering because it is an unforgettable experience. And especially for me, it is a good opportunity to improve my English. If I looked back into the past, I wouldn't change anything!!!
Pierre de ChabotVolunteer
I am Pierre, I’m 22 years old, I come from France. I was born and raised in Paris but since a couple of years, I study political sciences in Bordeaux and now, I’m finishing my master in European Affairs. I chose to become a volunteer because I find experiences abroad very enriching and that it makes you grow up. I did an Erasmus in Germany two years ago, and I loved this experience, now I want to discover Greece and meet local people! I hope that I will be useful to this project and to the community of Serres and I am sure that this experience will be unique!
My name is Daria, I am 20 years old, I am from Russia, I study Slavic Studies at University of Pécs in Hungary. That is my first ESC project, and I am really excited to learn new things, gain skills, broad my horizons, and share experience with others. Working in international environment in Praxis can definitely assist me in growing professionally, discover new sides of my personality, and become a part of the great community of European volunteers !
Afonso Cachapuz Abreu GuimarãesVolunteer
Nikol Maria DontschewVolunteer
Iria Torres GutierrezVolunteer
Maria Bollero GonzalezVolunteer
Felix Neo RiederVolunteer
Hello, my name is Felix and I am from Germany. For me the voluntary service was a chance to develop myself as much as to help people and the society to develop. Furthermore it gives me the chance to prepare myself for working life and for studies which I will start this summer after the end of the mobility period. The reason why I choose this project was because it specifically demands various of skills from us like self initiative, organizing and communicating. I am glad to be here.
Hi I'm Bjarne from cologne and I am doing my EVS here in Serres. I'm always full of energy and enthusiasm.
Diana Martínez RincónVolunteer
Hola! I am Diana from Spain. I am teacher of children and I am also studying social education now. I like to help people and I wanted to be volunteer for many years, that´s why I am here in Serres 🙂 I enjoy a lot to be in company of good people and I love running and to improve myself everyday!
We have always been said that travel trains youth, that’s true, my name is Jordy from France and I will tell you my story. I was lost, and I didn't know where shall I work and especially in which sector. At the age of 25 I was in a constant search of who I'm and with a huge lack of self confidence. I chosen the EVS to fight my fears, affirm myself, and working in an organisation with whitch I'm familiar, the media.
Francisco Ramón Pérez GarridoVolunteer
Julia Aguilar CabelloVolunteer
Ana Rojo SanchezVolunteer
Jesus Rosado VazquezVolunteer
Hi! I am Melissa and I am from Cologne in Germany. I just finished school and decided to do an EVS before I start to study. I chose this project because I want to gain experiences, see new parts of the world, meet and also help people. I am interested in science, engineering and music and I am excited to explore Greece and to be here in Serres.
Ahoi! My name is Paul. I was born in Cologne, Germany in September of 2001, a few days after the 09/11 catastrophe. I finished school in 2019.
Julia Feaux de LacroixVolunteer
My Name is Zoé, I am 18 years old and I come from France. I’m here for 3 months because next year I want to go to a Communication school. With this experience I want to know how to write an article, use social media, and make broadcasts... I’m excited to learn new things during this project, like speak English, get competences in Social Media, know myself better, have more Independence, discover this country…
Hello everybody! I’m Giuseppe, I’m 27 years old, and I’m from Italy. I come from a small town in the mountains called San Vito di Cadore, located in the north east of the country, not far away from the border with Austria. Last November I graduated in Political Sciences, international relations and human rights, and I’m interested in journalism generally. I’m really passionate about photography and I would like to work as a photojournalist. I’ve been practising photography since I was 20, and I did courses and workshops all along these years. It’s something I really enjoy, and I would like to be able to raise awareness and tell stories thanks to this medium. I like writing too, so I would like to mix photography and writing to be able to create my own reportages. It’s not an easy world, and the ways to get in are actually various. I’ll do my best.
Yeray Halifi MoralesVolunteer
I am Margarita Keerd from Estonia. I love languages, so far I know 4 and I intend to learn at least 4 more. I am fascinated with meeting people from diverse ethnical backgrounds. It is hard for me to stay in a ruitine for a long time, and in school I felt like I was sort of in a cage. For these 2 reasons I love Erasmus+ and have participated in many of their projects- it gives you a chance to broaden your horizon in an informal way, while working with people from different cultures
I'm Lucila Piedra from Spain. I live in a town in the outskirts of Madrid. I am an enthusiastic, college graduate in journalism and photography. I am currently a volunteer in Praxis because I am interested in many social issues such as immigration, poverty, hunger, human rights, and women's rights.