The Government’s building is right next to it on the Peter-Kaiser square. Together with the Government building, the national archive and the parliament form the government district in Vaduz. The Government building was constructed between 1903 and 1905 according to plans drawn by the Viennese architect Gustav Ritter von Neumannt.
The state parliament decided to hold a contest for the project of the parliament building. The architect Hansjörg Göritz won said contest with his plans in the year 2000. They started with the construction of the building in 2002 and then had the opening of the new parliament building on the 15th of February in 2008. The building itself cost about 42.2 million Swiss Francs and over one million bricks were used in its construction. In 2010 it received the Wienerberger Brick Award. It is made up of three different parts. The high house, the connecting house, and the longhouse.
The high house is where the state parliament holds its meetings. The room where that happens is 19 meters high and filled with one roundtable. All the 25 members of the state parliament, the five members of the government and the secretaries sit at this table. The connecting house is there to connect the other two buildings. The offices and meeting rooms are in the longhouse, so is the national archive and a library. The top of this part has a roof terrace that could be transformed into more offices if needed.
Livia Halbeisen, a volunteer from Liechtenstein who likes art, cooking, and nature.
Erasmus+ is a programme of the European Commission embracing the fields of education, training, youth and sports during the period 2014-2020. One of the major aspects is the cooperation between the different fields where the programme acts, hence contributing for a diverse and rich Europe.
Amongst the several goals of the programme, the following are prioritised: the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, including the headline education target; the aims of the strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training (ET 2020), including the corresponding benchmarks; the sustainable development of Partner Countries in the field of higher education; the overall goals of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018); the objective of developing the European dimension in sport, in particular grassroots sport, in line with the EU work plan for sport and the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union.
In order to achieve these goals, the Erasmus+ has several action policies. The Key Action 1 (KA1) is directed towards the mobility of people; Key Action 2 (KA2) for the cooperation for innovation and the interchange of good experiences; and Key Action 3 (KA3) which is for the support of reformation policies.
Since 1991 the University of Madeira Students’ Union has developed a wide incentive policy for voluntary work. In 2013 the Students’ Union started the process to receive, send and coordinate Erasmus+ projects of the European Voluntary Service, in order to have a larger influence in the volunteering field. The Union received its first volunteer withing the ambit of a KA1 project in 2014. Many efforts have been done to allow young people from Madeira to take part in several initiatives in Europe, as well as propose several projects allowing young people from several countries to work in the projects of the Students’ Union of the University of Madeira. The main goal of the voluntary work is the contribution of the volunteers to the communities and places they will be staying, being their work not rewarded with payment.
We believe that the European Voluntary Service is a mechanism full of experiences, allowing the approved candidates to have the privilege of taking part in these projects and benefit the places and communities where these volunteers will be staying.
Since 2013, the University of Madeira Students’ Union has received volunteers that have collaborated in several activities and initiatives. Besides being able to enjoy a wonderful experience which will contribute to their personal and professional growth, they are able to contribute in a unique way to the community in which they are inserted and to join dozens of volunteers from the University of Madeira.