Taking a decision to leave everything what you have and take a deep plunge into something unknown is never an easy one. I took such a decision, left Poland and decided to take one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do my EVS at ECAS. At ECAS I was mainly responsible for preparing a paper on changes to Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 and its role for the NGO sector as well as a paper on the new Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA). Having an EVS experience in my CV, especially in an international NGO was a great chance to develop my career – both in Brussels, where I stayed for 10 more months, and later in Poland. Currently I work in Warsaw for one of the ministries on projects supported by European funds.