Many participants wanted to congratulate DG EAC on the successful EVS programmes. Here you will find their "birthday wishes".
First – thanks for a wonderful program! I wish happy, smiling and satisfied volunteers! More organisations involved and more great, efficient and successful projects!
Aija Feldberga - EVS volunteer in Denmark
I wish to EVS the continuation of changing mentality... Freedom is there but you have to know how it looks.
Andre Castro Soares - EVS volunteer in Macedonia
I wish that more people will have the chance I have had.
Andrew Tettey - EVS volunteer in Sweden
Keep going strong!
Anki Pulliainen - EVS volunteer in Sweden / Burkina Faso
Have a good fruitful life!!!
Anna Kowalczyk - Dom Spotkan im. A. Silesiusa (Angelus Silesius House) Poland
Best wishes and good luck!!!
Anna Huminiak - EVS volunteer in Sweden
Happy Birthday EVS. I wish you to become older and wiser to give us the opportunity to join you againJ
Antoniou Eleni - EVS volunteer in Portugal
I would like to visit this event and to take part in it, because this is a great way to share experiences with other volunteers and i also hope that I am going to meet someone from my the volunteers I met in Spain.
Diana Ivanova - EVS volunteer in Spain
I hope EVS will exist as long as possible and it should be, because it is a great opportunity for young people to interact with each other, experience other culture and learn many things. I hope information about EVS will get through to even more young people and that will bring Europe and World closer.
Dragoslav Jercovic - EVS volunteer in Italy
To give also in the future the possibility to many young people to go abroad as a volunteer because it’s the best way to feel an EUROPEAN
Edyta Kopitzky - EVS Volunteer in Italy
I hope it lasts forever and remains intense, challenging, rewarding and fun!
Elena Wasylew - EVS Volunteer in Kosovo
I wish that it will continue to offer the possibility to young people to make such wonderful experience.
Eleonora Catalli - EVS volunteer in Israel
Hope you will carry on doing the things you do for many more years.
Elisabeth Jakob - EVS volunteer in Hungary
I hope the EVS still be an useful experience for youngsters and every year more known especially in Italy where still much less used than other projects
Emiliano Bon - Xena Italy
Long may it continue!!!
Emma Birks - EVS volunteer in Belgium
The world is more beautiful with EVS!
Eneli Meresmaa Lasnamäe - EVS volunteer in Belgium
EVS has changed the lives of thousands, may it be millions!
Erik Eichler - EVS volunteer in Greece
The continuation of EVS for a long time and improving EVS projects. Just a good development of EVS in all its phases.
Eva Masero - EVS volunteer in Latvia
To continue to build friendships across borders, to continue to support the EVS experience for a lot of motivated volunteers who are willing to jump into the experience of broadening their horizon!
Evelyn Maib - EVS Volunteer in Hungary
Make one other.
Fabien Donnet - EVS Volunteer in Ireland
Paljon Kiitoksia ! Thank a lot for everything I got from this exceptional year abroad 8 years ago ! Paljon onnea van ! Happy birth day ! Volunteer once - volunteer for ever Don't forget to carry your dreams EVS action means for me a positive and strong political message to the Youth as it was aimed to enable young people to express their enthousiasm and take initiative in a project and host organisation which carry their values I wish that in the future voluntary service become a part of education path in all countries and can benefit to all the civil society.
Fabienne Deregnaucourt - EVS volunteer in Finland
I wish for a long years many many successes to everyone works on this field and also wish successful and useful projects for young people, will be the architects of the future Europe.
Filiz Uysal - Antalya Gençlik ve Egitim Dernegi Turkey
Only a few people know about this programm. There should be more communication about it. And it is sad that it is only limited to one year, we should be able to do several projects.
Floriane Gouguet - EVS Volunteer in Ireland
A more accessible EVS, for 10 000 young people every year all over Europe!
Francois Ribaud - Alliance France
My primary wish is that EVS continues to offer equality of opportunity and the Commission really understands the impact it has had on many young people, excluded from access to other programmes. I hope this continues into Youth in Action.
Godfrey Brown - Everything Is Possible UK
That everybody found it nice at the evs projekt and its a very good experience
Ilke Erim - EVS volunteer in Norway
The EVS is a great chance for young people to discover Europe and gain experience for their further educational and occupational life. I wish more young people to take the chance and hope their will be more and more hosting (and sending) organisations who are convinced that the EVS enriches their work.
Imke Treder - Verein für Behinderthilfe, Hamburg, Germany
Continued success of EVS
James Scott - EVS volunteer in Poland
I wish all the young people in the world to have the opportunity to experience what I experienced in my EVS.
Janko Petan - EVS volunteer in Scotland
- that EVS cause each member state and programme country to develop national voluntary youth service policies and interlink them with each other and with EVS, - that all involved in EVS work together to show its long-term benefits for volunteers and those they have served, - that EVS attain the same profile and desirability as Erasmus, - that a year of international voluntary service becomes the thing to do – and the EVS certificate is hung with pride on the wall along with the University diploma, - that EVS becomes a way for European young people of different social backgrounds (class, ethnic origin) to develop Europe together, - that EVS will be the citizen diplomacy presence of Europe in other continents - that EVS will enable motivated youth of other continents to serve with European youth in their own countries and in Europe, - that corporations will find funding voluntary service a way to show their corporate good citizenness, - that EVS becomes a public-voluntary sector partnership
John Stringham - Evangelische Freiwilligendienste für Junge Menschen
A great time as an “adolescent”, with ongoing support in of those special “EVS-type-people”, helping them to realize their own ideas.
Jürgen Rendl - EVS volunteer in Slovakia
EVS has changed mine and many other people’s lives. It has given me once in a lifetime experience! I wish that EVS will always serve the purpose it has and touches even more people’s hearts and lives. For EVS – the best wishes that anything can ever get! Inspiration, Love, Experience!
Kai Joost - EVS Volunteer in Austria
I wish EVS continued success, the programme is immensely valuable and provides opportunites to many young people who would otherwise not get the chance to travel and experience other cultures.
Karen Rice - EVS volunteer in England
Stay as you are and carry on changing the lives of young people in a positive way!
Katerina Hranicková - EVS volunteer in Portugal
My wishes for EVS are that it will continue to give as many youngsters as possible the chance for this unique opportunity in the future and that the quality of the online database increases and can be a reliable tool.
Katja Brüls - EVS volunteer in Ireland
Tartu Volunteer Center wishes that the popularity of EVS will grow even more and that the youngsters start to realize and value the real impact of EVS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY EVS!
Kerstiin Kore - Tartu Volunteer Centre Estonia
“Te apuntes?” :-)
Konstantinos Karnavas - EVS volunteer in Spain
EVS should only move forward giving the possibility to more young people explore the richness of Europe but also of other continents. I have seen people changing through this experience and therefore there should be a bigger concentration on promoting the mobility of young people with fewer opportunities.
Konstantinos Spatiotis - EVS volunteer in Spain
You have changed lots of lives and keep on going positively transforming!! Love to be a volunteer!!!
Kristiina Vares - EVS volunteer in Spain
For the EVS program: Happy birthday EVS! I wish it to grow stronger and wiser) For the people on all different levels working with the program: Energy, devotion for the cause, and realization that it is the small things that brings big change. For volunteers and those who will be ones: I believe that EVS for everyone, at least in some way, is a risk and a challenge. But if you dared to put yourself under it: don’t regret, rather strive to make this challenge work, give yourself to others, but take pleasure in serving take this opportunity to learn about people, and especially so about yourself get to know for real that it is you personally that is making the change... feel for others, feel good and enjoy)
Lina Mogenyte - EVS volunteer in Russia
Live for ever and be alive for youth
Lucia Cintulova - EVS volunteer in United Kingdom
I hope to celebrate also the 20 years old of EVS!!! :-)
Manuel Semitiel - Asociación Juvenil Cazalla Spain
Stay as you are EVS! You have been such a great opportunity, and I’d wish you to remain another 10 years!
Manuela Galbier - EVS Volunteer in Finland
Let you never reach your adult years - instead keep on growing up and up and up! Cheers!
Mara Velina - EVS volunteer in France
I wish for EVS that it still working for young people. The young should get better knowledge about it and, in this way they will decide to participate in.
Maria Jesús Munuera - EVS volunteer in Greece
May the next 10 years will be even better!
Mario Vella - EVS volunteer in Denmark
Well, best wishes...
Martin Macharik - Scouting Slovkia
I really wish that as many young people as possible get the opportunity to join an EVS project!!!!! I wish you EVS to leave a positive impact on many people´s lives as you did on mine.
Martina Lejskova - EVS volunteer in Austria
Dear "EVS people and projects", I wish you continue to believe in sense of EVS, spreading your special energy, missions and intents which make useful/important differences in people and around them! I love you all and thank you for being here! :-)
Mateja Pavletic - EVS volunteer in Serbia
May the project "EVS" last for at least another ten years. May it grow and bring European People together. In Peace and with Respect.
Matthias Brüstle - Verein für Betreutes Wohnen Lichtenstein
The new programme will be as good as the old one. Less bureaucracy. More attention to the youth needs. Clear information and criteria from the National Agencies. More support to the youth (and the youth organisation) interested in taking part in the different actions of the programme.
Mattia Vinzi - EVS volunteer in Portugal
My wish for the future EVS programme is that quality will be more important then quantity, especially in the field of inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities- with this prerequisite I am sure that the future EVS will be as successful as the past... let’s work together for 10 more years of success, and then 10 more and 10 more...
Melanie Jakobs - Grenzenlos Austria
I wish that the EVS-program lasts for many years more! I wish it was open to all young people, because it can help to gain a new sense of self-worth and a more positive view of their potential contribution to society. Happy birthday, EVS!!! :)
Mihhail Zardetski - EVS Volunteer in Germany
I wish that a lot of youngsters will have and will take the opportunity to make the EVS and to have good experiences.
Mireille Schöffers - EVS volunteer in Portugal
Happy Birthday, and a very, very, very long life. Hopefully not only in Europe, but in Asia, Africa, South America, and be a little bit more focused on the community and how the volunteer can be helpful for it.
Murariu Claudiu - EVS Volunteer in Kosovo
That EVS may bloom forever, giving lots of people the chance to have this unforgettable experience.
Nele Smeyers - EVS volunteer in France
I would like to wish the programme lots of success in its new period and that the experiences of the first 10 years would help for the improvement of the upcoming ones.
Nicolas Aguilar - Solidarités Jeunesses/YAP France
I wish the EVS at least another successful 10 years! Its organisers should learn from experiences in the past as well as stay young, open-minded and dynamic for trying out different new steps.
Nora Bernhardt - EVS Volunteer in Poland
Total Life Exchanges Experiences is the mission of ex-evs friend did in a company he creates. This sentence is what I wish to all future EVS and ex-EVS as inspiration to all their lifes.
Nuno Oliveira - EVS volunteer in Italy
This program should continue. It’s a good way for youth to get a real sentiment of the European community (citizenship) It’s great also to open this program until 30 years old.
Patricia Montalbaut - EVS volunteer in Portugal
May the 10th anniversary be an opportunity to start changing lifes of the next generations.
Pawel Slowikowski - EVS volunteer in France
Happy Birthday from the largest single EVS project (2003 Special Olympics World Games) in its history(over 100 volunteers for 3 weeks)
Peter O’Brien - Special Olympics Ireland
Dear EVS! I wish you more “changed” people who are becoming more conscious about their lives
Przemyslaw Kuklicz - EVS volunteer in Germany
Me fat, nastravija, baktalo EVS
Rand Engel - Balkan Sunflowers Kosovo
My greatest wish is that it can be achieved that the people for whom EVS was originally aimed at participate in the program. Something has to be done to overcome their worries and give them more guidance from the beginning of the organisation of the project to the actual stay there.
Regina Rausch - EVS volunteer in Spain
I hope more young people can participate in this programme. I hope that more young people come from Mediterranean country and Latin America can participate in the EVS
Rocca Elisabetta Di Benedetto - EVS Volunteer in Spain
My wish is to see more and more youths experiencing EVS the way I did and better, with all the support possible from all the parties involved. Long live EVS!
Ryan Bugeja - EVS volunteer in Austria
I think it should be as well possible for persons over 25 years old to do a EVS.
Sandrine Ribeiro - EVS Volunteer in
That EVS continues to have the huge impact on people that it had on me!
Sarah Kenny - EVS Volunteer in Germany
I hope other people will also be able to go on EVS – this project especially the short term EVS is a great opportunity
Sarah Carter - EVS volunteer in Ecuador
EVS YOU ARE A DREAM COME TRUE! LONG LIVE EVS!
Saska Aaltonen - EVS volunteer in Russia
Happy Birthday EVS and keep on MOVING and CHANGING Europe!
Simone Rosenitsch - Landes-Jugendreferat - Jugendinfo Burgenland, Germany
I wish that EVS will always be here, and that it will be many other volunteer how will have the chance i had.happy Birthday EVS
Sonja Iren Larsen - EVS volunteer in Scotland
That EVS will become more known in Denmark. That the EVS program will continue to teach young europeans new perspectives and languages, enabling them to have informed opinions about the future of Europe.
Søren Høgsbro Larsen - EVS volunteer in Spain
I feel really excited in this moment...I am rarely so positive about formal organisation, programme or institution, but for me EVS is something unique in its design and implementation...I wish EVS another 10 x 10 years of life and I really dream that every young man in Europe will pass through this experience!
Stefan Krastev - EVS volunteer in Spain
Participating in the EVS is a perfect opportunity for young people to discover the various aspects of the European Union. I hope that in the future many young people will get the same chances as I did in 1998. EVS can change your life!!! Congratulations and “Macht weiter so!!!”
Stefanie Schulte - EVS volunteer in France
EVS should continue to be a good opportunity for European youth.
Stepán Kacena - EVS volunteer in Germany
Recognition that working with young people with ‘less opportunities’ is a priority and needs additional recourses and support systems putting in place if there is ‘a true’ commitment to tackle racism, prejudice and equality etc, within Europe.
Steve Morris - PITSTOP 2000 UK
To be witness 10 years of EVS is very great honour.I wish to see Evs organisations, as long as This World remain.
Talha Zaim - EVS volunteer in Belgium
I wish for you to keep on giving young people a chance to spread their wings and learn more about themselves and others through experiencing other cultures. Peace out!
Teresia Millberg - EVS volunteer in Germany
Attract more male volunteers
Viktorija Panovaite - EVS Volunteer in Greece
I wish EVS could be more developed and could be able to reach more people, taking in account more the attempt of the volunteer on its valuability.
Xavier Druart - EVS Volunteer in Germany
I hope that the EVS will continue to live for a long time and that European countries will understand its stakes for citizens' commitment and European construction. I hope that taking conscience of it will induce them to set up special fundings for this program especially, because i do believe that theYOUTH programm and EVS in particular is crucial for the future of the European Union.
Yolène Ors - EVS Volunteer in Estonia