A new method for career and educational guidance based on symbols

SymfoS – Symbols for Success project promotes an innovative education and career guidance method addressed to young disadvantaged people based on sets of symbols. Very often the traditional counselling methods are aimed at young people who have advanced...
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RIDE: Inspiring examples for inclusive youth work

How can youth workers ensure to include all young people? Which practical tools can be used in youth groups to foster diversity and make sure equal participation? And how can youth workers be trained for a better understanding of inclusive youth work?...
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Last days: VALLEY Award, submit now and win!

Are you working with volunteers? Do you support them in validating their competences acquired, or do you have an innovative idea? If you answer positively to these questions, the VALLEY European Award is for you! We want you to be creative and present...
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Palermo as a person. Exhibition of Marija Biljan

(Italiano) “Palermo come persona” è una mostra di storie illustrate di Palermo. Per sette mesi, abbiamo chiesto ad abitanti stabili e temporanei di immaginare come sarebbe stata Palermo, se fosse una persona: avrebbe un sesso definito, che aspetto avrebbe, quale sarebbe la sua personalità…?
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#BeTheOne… who supports and protects human rights and create own future

Are you interested in learning something more about human rights, practice how to protect humanity and how to react in situations of harming human rights? Do you want to get more knowledge about civic rules and interesting information about European...
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CREATE: Integrating refugees through new arts therapy resources

CESIE are partners of an exciting new European project called CREATE – Creative Therapy in Europe which aims to develop learning resources which will support the professional development of Psychotherapy approaches for professionals working with young...
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The Human Side of Cooperation: Closing event of the ENPI Italy-Tunisia programme

The closing event of the ENPI of Italy-Tunisia cross-border cooperation programme was held at the Royal Marine Arsenal of Palermo on October 18th 2016. The event, organised by the Department of programming of the region of Sicily as the joint managing...
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First Station: Palermo – Dusan’s Experience

Birth, beautiful childhood, war, school, first love, education, diploma, first jobs ... in a time,  that seems to me really fast. After only a few snows and hot summers in front of me is the opportunity to get out of the frame is the classic standard of...
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Tried & Tested: 5 Tips for an unforgettable EVS experience!

I’m Dima Wehbe, 23, from Lebanon. I was totally ignorant about the migration crisis in Europe until I became part of it through my 9-months EVS project in Palermo, Italy. My project revolved around  supporting migrants through non-formal education. I...
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SPAcE: Assessing health benefits of walking and cycling across Europe

The partners of the project SPAcE (Supporting Policy and Action for Active Environments) have been assessing the health benefits of walking and cycling across European cities and towns as part of a specialised training on the use of the World Health...
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Twenty years of EVS: Learning opportunities through a mobility experience abroad

Transnational mobility as a tool of solidarity and closeness among people The CESIE celebrates 20 years of EVS – European Voluntary Service - with the National Youth Agency and aims to promote learning opportunities abroad among young people. On the...
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ALdia: need analysis report and focus group on training pedagogy and tools

The second Design Meeting of the ALdia project was organised at CESIE’s office on the 7th of November 2016. ALdia - Accessible Learning design, implementation and accreditation is a project aimed at contributing to the removal of barriers that prevent...
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#BeTheOne who joins the CoCoRa Intercultural Programme!

Do you want to get to know other young people between 17 and 25 years? Would you like to discover other cultures and reflect on your identity and your competences? Do you want to know more about social initiatives in Palermo? Then the CoCoRa programme...
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POLYGLOT: an innovative methodology to support bilingualism from an early age

A series of resources developed within the POLYGLOT – Multilingual education in preschool age project to support bilingualism from an early age are now being piloted in Italy, Austria, Bulgaria, Spain and Cyprus. The progress of the testing phase of the...
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Report on the Training Course “Volunteering and Social Inclusion”

The training course Volunteerism and Social Inclusion involved many youth workers, mentor or potential volunteers and in general young people that want to work in the third sector and in local organisations. The public report is the result of this...
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CESIE is a European centre of studies and initiatives, established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the sociologist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997). CESIE contributes to the active participation of people, civil societies and institutions through the implementation of projects on various thematic areas, towards the promotion of growth and development, always valuing diversity. We strongly believe in the cross-cutting of organisations cooperating within different cultures, fields and sectors.

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