New call for two Training Courses

logo-sve“Artemesia: art for social inclusion”

The project aims to contribute to developing the quality of support systems for youth activities in order to promote young people’s inclusion in society to develop active participation, social cohesion and youth self development.

Project themes: Art and Creativity, interculturality, inclusion.

Duration – Place: 24th – 31st October 2010, Toulouse, France

“Lights, Camera, European Action!“

North Tyneside VODA’s ‘Lights, Camera, European Action’ project brings together 21 youth leaders from seven partner organisations for a five-day training course located in the North East of England. The course will use a variety of informal learning methods to provide youth leaders with the skills, knoweldge and insights required to support disadvantaged young people to create films and animations about issues important to them.


Palermo: jobshadowing of the project TESD

logo tesdIn September in Palermo took place the Jobshadowing of the project TESD “Tools for Equal Sustainable Development “, with the partecipation of two partner social workers from Senegal (Association Enfance et Paix) and Peru (Association SEPEC).

“Tools for Equal Sustainable Development ” is a project aimed to enhance the role of women in sustainable development through the creation of a dissemination tool called “toolbox”, in which the partners have collected practical and educational practices to be applied in different cultural/social contexts and countries. The contents of the toolbox are the results of the work done by the young participants (experts and volunteers) of the training course and of the local reaserch work done by the local youngsters and social workers in the partner countries (Bulgaria, Ecuador, France, India, Italy, Nepal, Pakistan, Perù, Senegal, Spain, Sweden and Ukraine).


European Meeting of the project City Zen

city zen meetingIn Marseille from 24th to the 28th September took place European Meeting of the European Project City Zen (financed by “Europe for Cityzen” programme of the European Union), 40 participants from four European countries (Hungary, Italy, Latvia and Belgium) and other youngsters hosted by Pistes Solidaires (the project coordinator).

The participants from non-governmental organizations that deal with topics related to Sustainable Development (organic products producer, networks of responsible tourism, etc..) presented their experience and participated in round tables in order to identify local expectations, practices, and citizens’ initiatives on responsible consumption. One of the aim was to provide and develop awareness on responsible consumption and sustainable practices.


“The world is only one creature” in a publication of the European Commission

Final meetingThe European Commission, specifically the Education, Audiovisual, and Culture Executive Agency has recently published the text “Focus on: International Cooperation & Development”, which collects good practices for the projects in this area.

On page. 26 of the publication has been produced a tab on the project of CE.SIE “The world is only one creature.”

The project has developed a research and exchange of best practices used by youth organizations in Italy, Spain, Malta, Germany, Nepal, India, Liberia, Indonesia, Pakistan and Colombia in the fight against racism and xenophobia.


Report of the TESD Job Shadowing

EcuadorBetween August 7th to 18th took place the job-shadowing in India developed by Angela Martinez of CE.S.I.E within the project “Tools for Equal Sustainable Development (TESD)”. The host association “Jeevvanrekha Parishad (JRP)” has organized a full program of activities and visits for the guest, who had the opportunity to know the reality of the city of Bhubaneswar (capital of the Indian state of Orissa, east of country) and its surroundings. The visits were focused on local sustainable development projects that JRP implements with other NGOs operating in the area, both with other national and local governments and with the support of international programs like this one funded by the European Commission (Youth in Action).

JRP works involving communities and disadvantaged people, such as “untouchables” (the lowest caste in India), socially marginalized tribes, working children, women without resources, the disabled, drug addicts, etc.., Giving them the opportunity to grow and develop through educational projects, educational, social reinsertion, development of their work activities, etc.