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Publications by and about weltwärts

Key publications relating to the weltwärts programme are presented on this page, including, for example, the guidelines for the volunteer service and for weltwärts Exchange Groups, information material and evaluation reports.

Guidelines and intended impacts

Guideline for the development volunteers service "weltwärts"

The guideline describes the key objectives, legal and financial aspects and other elements of the framework in which the North-South component and South-North component operate, plus the accompanying measures for the weltwärts volunteer service.

Funding Guideline - Extracurricular Exchange Projects in the Context of Agenda 2030

The guideline describes the key objectives, legal and financial aspects and other elements of the framework in which weltwärts Exchange Projects operates in order to implement youth-exchange projects, accompanying projects and activities and pilot projects.

Promotional and information material

Factsheet weltwärts – exchange projects

The fact sheet gives an outline of weltwärts Exchange Projects and is a good way of reaching participants at fairs or conferences, for example.

#weltwärts transforms

In 2018, Engagement Global published a brochure to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the weltwärts development volunteer service. In it, the various stakeholders on the programme relate their weltwärts experiences. The brochure is available in English, German, French and Spanish.

Reports, studies and periodic surveys

Findings of the 2018 weltwärts programme volunteer survey

This report presents the findings of the sixth annual volunteer survey for the North-South component of the weltwärts programme, which looked at the volunteers who returned from assignment in 2018. The survey was again conducted by Umfragezentrum Bonn.

Findings of the 2016 weltwärts programme volunteer survey

This report presents the findings of the fourth annual volunteer survey. Following the surveys of the 2013 to 2015 returnees, this survey looked at the volunteers who returned from service in 2016. It is thus now possible to compare the findings for four years of the weltwärts programme.

Findings of the 2015 weltwärts programme volunteer survey

The volunteer survey was first introduced in 2013 and has been conducted annually since then. This year’s survey addressed all participants who returned to Germany in 2015. The findings were extremely positive overall, with 94% of respondents expressing satisfaction with their volunteer service and three quarters stating that they would recommend the weltwärts programme to their friends.

Findings of the 2014 weltwärts programme volunteer survey

This report presents the findings of the second annual volunteer survey. Following the survey of the 2013 returnees, this survey looked at the volunteers who returned from service in 2014.

Findings of the 2013 weltwärts programme volunteer survey

This report presents the findings of the first annual volunteer survey. It is part of the weltwärts quality system introduced in 2013.

weltwärts-volunteers and their civic engagement in Germany

In 2017, the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) published the results of its comprehensive study on the effectiveness of the weltwärts programme’s North-South component. One of the study’s findings was that volunteers continue to benefit from their experience long after their assignment and that their new knowledge, skills and outlook also have an effect on their families and friends.

BMZ Evaluation Reports 066: The South-North component of the development volunteers service weltwärts

Between 2015 and 2017, Syspons GmbH evaluated the South-North component of the weltwärts volunteer service on behalf of the BMZ. The aim was to conduct an independent, external assessment of the component’s design, implementation, impacts to date, lessons learned, organisation and quality management. The results include specific recommendations that will be incorporated as the South-North component is developed further.

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