Evaluation of the pilot project Country Contact Persons of the weltwärts development volunteer service
The object of investigation is the instrument Country Contact Persons (CCP) of the weltwärts development volunteer service which has been introduced as a recommendation of the evaluation of the weltwärts programme carried out in 2010/11. A first pilot phase started in twelve focus countries. In a second phase, starting from May 2015 onwards, six further countries were included. The pilot phase was first programmed for two years (10/2013 to 12/2015) and then extended by another year (until 12/2016). According to the CCP-concept, the instrument pursued the following three objectives:
- The security of the volunteers is enhanced by assessing the security situation and the safety, security and crisis management of the sending organisations is improved.
- The coordination between relevant stakeholders of the weltwärts programme at country level is improved by providing relevant information.
- The sending organisations are supported regarding the application for visa and residence permits (i.e. if necessary and agreed, by CCP collecting necessary documents for the application and verifying their completeness).