sexta-feira, 30 de janeiro de 2015

ENCONTRO IBÉRICO SERVAS 2015--PONTE DE LIMA

Marquem já nas vossas agendas: ENCONTRO IBERICO DE SERVAS, em Ponte de Lima, de 1 de Maio 3 de Maio. Juntemo-nos mais uma vez a Servas Espanha e a membros de Servas Internacional para um fim-de-semana memorável. Do programa constarão as ha...bituais caminhadas pela bela Natureza envolvente, pelos jardins históricos de Ponte de Lima, iniciação à equitação, conversas sobre Paz e Viagens, feira de trocas e muito, muito mais. Programa e inscrições brevemente disponíveis.
Se quiser fazer pré-inscrição pode fazê-lo para servasemportugal@gmail.comhttp://www.cm-pontedelima.pt/ver_turismo.php?cod=0Y

Fundo para Jovens Servas 2015- Informação em inglês

THE SERVAS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FUND
INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE APPLYING FOR A GRANT IN 2015
The Servas International Youth Fund is to offer grants to support two young people to take part in the next... Servas International Conference and General Assembly (SICOGA 2015) to be held in New Zealand from10th to16th October 2015.
You are invited to apply if you are a young person between 18 and 30 who can meet the requirements below.
If you would like to be considered please discuss with your national secretary then complete the attached application form and return it to Ann Greenhough at vicepresident@servas.org by 22nd March 2015.
We will confirm that we have received your application and then request a letter of recommendation from your national secretary.
What is the purpose of the fund?
The fund has been set up to give new opportunities for young people in Servas wherever they live in the world.
We would like to promote greater participation by young people in the international Servas activities that take place from time to time.
Our priority is to offer support to committed young Servas members who would not have enough resources of their own to cover all the travel costs and registration fees.
It will take time to build up resources in the fund but so far we have received sufficient donations to give grants to two young people so they can join the Servas International conference in October this year.
Through being involved in such an international event we hope that the young people will gain a more in-depth understanding of Servas as a global peace organisation. With new skills and experience they will also be better equipped to actively contribute to Servas on their return home.
As was the case for young people who previously received grants, we hope in the future they may also have the confidence to take on key Servas roles, in their own country or in Servas International.
Who can apply for a grant from the fund?
You will need to meet the following requirements for your application to be considered:
1. At least one year’s membership of Servas as a traveller, a host or part of a host family at the time of application.
2. Aged between18 to 30 at point of travel.
3. A recommendation from your National Secretary supporting your application.
4. Disclosure if related to any Servas officer in your national group or SI although this would not prevent you making an application.
5. Full and accurate information on your application form.
6. Good enough spoken and written English, or another key language, to be able to join in and contribute to a Servas event.
7. A commitment to remaining an active Servas member on returning home and providing a written report about your travels.
How will it be decided who is given a grant from the fund?
The fund is currently managed by Servas Britain. However decisions about how grants are allocated to young people will be made by an international advisory panel made up of seven Servas members from a number of Servas groups around the world.
Following the closing date we will look at all the applications to make a shortlist before making a final decision about who should receive a grant.
We are looking for young people who would like to learn more about how Servas works as well as about its philosophy as a peace organisation. In your application tell us what makes Servas special for you and how you would like to contribute to an international event. We also invite you to tell us something about yourself and your interests and achievements.
Please remember that the closing date for applications is 22nd March 2015.
We aim to make a decision by early May. This will allow sufficient time to make a visa application if one is needed.
What expenses will the grant cover?
Our intention is to offer grants that are sufficient to cover the travel costs to New Zealand. We will only be able to confirm this once we know the actual travel costs of those who are to be awarded grants.
The conference registration fee and local travel to the conference venue will also be met.
Once in New Zealand Servas hosts in Auckland will be offering hospitality to anyone coming to the conference both before and afterwards.
However if you receive a grant you will also need some resources of your own to cover personal expenses while travelling.
What is the Servas International Conference and General Assembly (SICOGA 2015)?
Servas is made up of a worldwide federation of member countries. Every three years delegates from these groups meet with other Servas members at the Servas International Conference and General Assembly where there is debate about how Servas will develop in the future. More details about the event in 2015 can be found at servas.org.nz/come-down-under-to-sicoga2015-2/. Before long this will link to the main conference website.
Formal motions are voted on by the delegates. If you were to receive a grant you would attend the conference as an observer and be able to contribute to wide-ranging discussions on some key issues within Servas.
Members of the Servas Youth Team will be present and there will be opportunity to focus on specific issues concerning young people in Servas. You would also have the option to join one of the online subject working groups which will look at a number of topics ahead of the conference.
Extending your Servas visit beyond the conference
Where work and study commitments allow we would like to encourage young people to consider extending their Servas experience beyond the conference itself.
Through the Servas network travellers can discover many diverse opportunities which reflect the origins of Servas as a peace organisation focused on work, education, travel These include volunteering, work experience or building on language skills through developing a special skill or interest.
We would like to hear your ideas about how you might focus your visit to New Zealand if you are awarded a grant. But please note it is not possible for us to support a young person to seek paid work during their Servas travels either in New Zealand or elsewhere.
If you have questions you would like to ask before completing an application form please contact Ann Greenhough at vicepresident@servas.org .

terça-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2014

Assembleia Geral Ordinária de 6 de Dezembro, 14 horas

Conforme indicação já veiculada aqui anteriormente, a Assembleia geral de Servas Portugal vai-se realizar no próximo dia 6 de Dezembro.
Devido à fraca confirmação dos membros, para se deslocarem ao local previamente escolhido (em Aveloso do Sul), decidiu-se que a mesma terá lugar em Vila Nova de Gaia, na Rua Cruz de Carrais, junto à escola EB 2,3 de Carvalhos, em morada enviada por email aos/às associados/as. Agradecemos a vossa compreensão e esperamos assim contar com mais presenças. Não se esqueçam, dia 6 de Dezembro pelas 14 horas.
Obrigada!!!

quinta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2014

LINK PARA A PÁGINA FACEBOOK DE SERVAS PORTUGAL

Faz um like e fica a saber das novidades

https://www.facebook.com/ServasPortugal

cartaz promocional de Servas Portugal


Assembleia Geral Ordinária de Servas Portugal( exclusivamente para membros)



A Associação Servas Portugal tem o prazer de o/a convidar a um fim-de-semana de convívio, iniciando-se com a Assembleia Ordinária no dia 6 de Dezembro às 14 horas (ver anexo), nas instalações da Associação Fragas-Aveloso, em Rua das Fragas (Aveloso do Sul) em São Pedro do Sul, e prolongando-se até domingo, dia 7 de Dezembro.
Para mais informações sobre objectivos específicos e localização desta Associação, de carácter ambiental, social e cultural da região de São Pedro do Sul consultar :

http://fragasaveloso.pt/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Folheto_Fragas_Jun_2014.pdf

Programa provisório para dias 6 e 7 de Dezembro:

Dia 6 de Dezembro, 13 horas:
- chegada ao local e distribuição de camas
-14 horas- início da ASSEMBLEIA ORDINÁRIA DE SERVAS PORTUGAL
- 17 horas- refeição partilhada
- partilha de histórias de viagens, viajantes e projectos futuros, individuais e colectivos
- conversa sobre os meios de comunicação (facebook, websites, etc) ao nosso dispôr e estratégias
- 20 horas- jantar (a combinar, num restaurante, ou comida preparada no local)
Dia 7 de Dezembro
- 9 horas- pequeno-almoço
- passeio por trilhos da região
- 13 horas- almoço partilhado
- despedida

NOTA IMPORTANTE: Pede-se a todos/as interessados/as que manifestem a sua intenção de participação, enviando um email para portugal@servas.com.Tentaremos providenciar boleias partilhadas a partir de Lisboa e Porto.
Para as refeições partilhadas, pedimos-lhe que traga comidas e bebidas, tanto para o lanche de dia 6, como para o pequeno-almoço de dia 7. Pede-se também que traga toalhas, e que quem puder traga também lençois para uso pessoal.
Qualquer esclarecimento adicional, estamos ao vosso dispôr.

ENGLISH:

Servas Portugal will hold its Annual Assembly, and we invite you hereby to spend the weekend 6th and 7th December in a house that belongs to the Association Fragas-Aveloso, near São Pedro do Sul. For more information about the purposes (ecological, social and cultural) and location of this Association, please consult:
http://fragasaveloso.pt/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Folheto_Fragas_Jun_2014.pdf

We will try to find shared lifts from Lisbon and Oporto, so it is essencial that you let us know if you would like to participate. Here is the programme for the weekend:

6th December:
13 h.- arrival and distribution of beds
14h.- Annual Ordinary Assembly of Servas Portugal
17 h.- shared light meal
- story-telling moment: stories about travelling, hosting, future projects, etc
- how to connect through social media
20 h.- dinner (out or in, still to decide)
7th December
9 h.- breakfast (shared)
10 h.- trekking, if the weather ok
13 h.- lunch
farewell and goodbye
P.S. Please let us know if you wish to attend, so we can try to coordenate shared lifts from Lisbon and Oporto.
Bring some food and drinks to share for the afternoon snacks on the 6th and breakfast on the 7th.
Bring towel and, if possible, sheets to use. If not, the house can provide.
Thank you, and hope to meet you soon.....

quinta-feira, 20 de novembro de 2014

Reunião de SIExCo em Portugal, Novembro de 2014




The November 2014 face-to-face meeting of Servas International ExCo took place in São Luis (Portugal), some kms from Vila Nova de Milfontes and Odemira. The meeting was very intensive and hardly no time for sightseeing, but one day we managed to drive to Porto Côvo and look at the Atlantic ocean's waves. Then, time for a good dinner near the boat harbour in Milfontes. The wine with the name Servas was a big success (but no publicity here) Thank you for having chosen Portugal and welcome back again