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Toni Kroos won a lot of titles in his football career and did not become a famous football player in Germany only.

Toni Kroos was born at 04.01.1990 in Greifswald in Germany. In this city, he played in a club since he was seven years old with his younger brother and his father as his trainer. Later he would be discovered by the big club “FC Bayern München”. With 17 years he played for the professional team in this club. In 2014 he chanced the club to “Real Madrid” and is there still. Also, in 2014 he won the World Cup with the German National Team. This was one of the most important years for him and since he is also known outside of Germany.

But he is not only a football player because in 2015 he founded the “Toni Kroos foundation”. It is a foundation that is helping critically ill children, teens, and their families. For example, the foundation pays the therapy for the children and make some beautiful moments for the families possible. For collecting the money, he does a lot of things. For example, he sold his worn World Cup final jersey and got for it 31.099 Euros for the foundation. But he also found support from other prominent people from Germany.

I think Toni Kroos is a good example of what you can do for people that need help and how to deal with responsibility. He is not only a football player he is also a man that does a lot for children and their families in Germany.

The text was written in October 2019.

Short bio of the volunteer:

My name is Lena and I am 19 years old. I live in a small village in the west of Germany and before starting my EVS I finished high school.

Erasmus+

Erasmus+ is a program 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 program 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.

European Voluntary Service

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.