From 2016 to 2018 Citizens in Action was involved in the project NOMADs, for the promotion of volunteering in support of sports associations that practice sport for all. International volunteering and popular sport are the two elements that have given birth to NOMADs.
The project, co-funded by Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, has allowed about 400 young people to travel throughout Europe, taking part in various voluntary camps and sporting events, organized by about 130 partner organisations of the project. NOMADs has been very successful among the young people who, in the last three years, have left with a simple backpacker, an Interrail ticket in their pocket, to reach the different workcamps they had chosen, and a great desire to provide their skills to create a festival, a sports event, clean a path, create a gym or build a bridge! In fact, the young people in “nomadic” mode have been committed to sustain a lot of different initiatives in which sport was used as a tool of social cohesion, inclusion, interculturality and anti-racism.
What has been most praised by our volunteers is the intention of the NOMADs project to combine the pleasure of travelling, discovering new territories, with that of meeting new volunteers, but also other “nomads” with whom to share their experience.
Citizens in Action, on behalf of the partnership of NOMADs, is available to support those sport organizations in Greece interested in hosting international volunteers in their events.