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INDEX INTRODUCTION .....................................................................04 PROJECT SHORT DESCRIPTION ..................................06 PROJECT DETAILED DESCRIPTION ...........................08 VOLUNTEERS ACTIVITIES ................................................12 IMPACT .........................................................................................14 PROJECT ENVIRONMENT ................................................16 ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION ...................................18 ACCOMODATION / LANGUAGE LEARNING ........20 TRANSPORT ..............................................................................22 CONTACTS ..................................................................................24

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INTRODUCTION Madeira is rich in terms of heritage, whether it is cultural, historical or natural, which makes it a place with unique characteristics in the whole world. Given these aspects, it’s no surprise that it has a huge flow of visitors throughout the whole year. The University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several projects in the Tourism field which have the purpose of getting everyone acquainted with all that Madeira has to offer. Since its creation in 1991, the Union has managed to execute several iniciatives throughout the years thanks to the volunteer work done by its collaborators and now, through the EVS program, we hope to receive new volunteers to collaborate in the projects in progress, volunteers which will have the chance to learn about the history and culture of Madeira, as well as the Portuguese language.

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PROJECT SHORT DESCRIPTION The University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several projects in the Tourism field, with the purpose of getting everyone acquainted with the cultural, historical and natural heritage of Madeira. A part of these projects is, through AAUMa’s Communication Department, to capture photos and videos that relate to the projects in progress, to process them and to design support material for the projects, both in digital format as in printed format.

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PROJECT DETAILED DESCRIPTION The University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several projects in the Tourism field, with the purpose of getting everyone acquainted with the cultural, historical and natural heritage of Madeira. In order to reach the maximum number of people, a lot of work has to be done in the fields of Marketing and Communication, which implies the conception of support material such as flyers, maps, videos or websites. Given the number of iniciatives developed by AAUMa, it is necessary to capture photos and videos of several places and events, from photos of the inside of monuments as the Jesuits’ College of Funchal or the City Hall, to wonderful landscapes for which Madeira is known worldwide. The role of the volunteer will be to get acquainted with the several projects that AAUMa develops, to assess, through the Communication’s Department, the needs of each project, and to plan the capture of photos and/or videos needed, to process them and to develop the support material needed, whether it’s in digital format, such as videos, websites or banners, or in printed format, such as maps, flyers or posters. The volunteer will be inserted in AAUMa’s Communication’s Department and will develop its tasks in several locations in Madeira, according to the needs of every project, whereas the work related transport will be assured by AAUMa at all times.

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VOLUNTEERS ACTIVITIES The volunteer will participate in all phases of preparation and execution of the Marketing and Communication required by the projects, always with the supervision of several members of the Students’ Union that will support the volunteer throughout all stages of the tasks, by explaining every process and giving the necessary information required to execute the activities.

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IMPACT The volunteer will obtain several skills, competences and knowledge, as well as improving his present skills, which will be useful for his personal and professional development. The volunteer will also have the opportunity to learn a new language and become familiar to culture and environment of the hosting country.

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PROJECT ENVIRONMENT The Madeira Archipelago is situated in the Atlantic Ocean, about 1,000 km from the European mainland and 500 km from the African coast. The archipelago consists of two inhabited islands (Madeira and Porto Santo) and two groups of uninhabited islands (Ilhas Sal- vagens and Desert Islands), which are natural reserves. The Madeira Archipelago has about 260,000 inhabitants and the currency is euro. The archipelago is a Portuguese territory endowed with political and administrative autonomy, provided by the Government of Portugal, under the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic. It is an integral part of the European Union, with the status of an ultraperipheral region. There is only one university with about 4,000 students, and wide domain of studies that includes multiple bachelor’s and master’s degrees and asserting itself as a major center of the region’s development. The University is located in the capital of Madeira Island, Funchal. Our Stu- dents’ Union is the representative structure of the students of the University of Madeira.

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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION The Students’ Union of the University of Madeira (AAUMa) is a representative structure for students of the University of Madeira. It is a private, nonprofit institution, ruled by its own internal statutes as well as by applicable legislation. Recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science, it is registered in the National Registry of Youth Unions in the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth. It has also been honoured by the local Government of Madeira as an Institution of Public Utility, as a recognition of the merits of its ongoing mission. The Union has a huge acquaintance of volunteering practice, appealing to the spirit of solidarity of the academic community through social projects for young people in need, and encouraging activities that have connection with important issues of today, thereby contributing for construction of responsible citizens.

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ACCOMODATION The volunteers will stay in the University Residence, located in the historical center of Funchal, inaugurated in 2009. It offers modern and comfortable environment. The residence has over 31 double rooms and 45 triple rooms with free WiFi connection and private bathrooms.

LANGUAGE LEARNING The University of Madeira has already implemented several courses for foreign students that allow them learning Portuguese language. The volunteers will be enrolled in one of these courses according to their level of Portuguese These classes are very important activities in their weekly schedule.

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TRANSPORT The transportation for work will depend on the projects the volunteer is working at a given time: some locations are just 15 minutes walking from the Residence, while others require a bus ride. In the cases the volunteer needs to take a bus, AAUMa will provide the

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CONTACTS To apply to our project please contact your Sending Organization. Although, feel free to contact us to get more information about the project: Phone Number: +351 291 70 50 60 E-mail: aauma@uma.pt

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GET TO KNOW THE HISTORY TELLERS PROJECT: https://vimeo.com/119551360

GET TO KNOW OUR OTHER PROJECT: https://vimeo.com/116564107

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Open Call | Capturing History  

Open call for round 3 [2015].

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