On May 19th and 20th, 2014 the progress of the “From School to Community” project was discussed at the second partner transnational meeting in Palermo. Representatives from EURICON (The Netherlands), Middle East Technical University (Turkey), and CESIE (Italy) provided updates about the project funded by the EuropeAid Programme of the European Commission and the Republic of Turkey. FS2C aims to encourage students and teachers from middle schools in the Ankara area (Turkey) to make a difference in their communities, thanks to democratic citizenship and human rights education.
In March and April 2014, CISS and CESIE organized four multi-stakeholder workshops on Trafficking in Human Beings, in the framework of the “ROOT project”. Formally launched by CISS and CESIE in September 2013 and funded by the ISEC Programme of DG Home Affairs of the European Commission, the project promotes researches, trainings for educators, public awareness campaigns in schools and a transnational network among origin and transit countries of human trafficking. ROOT’s aim is to eradicate human trafficking connected to sexual exploitation in the prostitution business.
On 13th&14th May the ViPER project partnership met in Palermo to discuss about the features of the Europe-wide course on playwork. The Volunteers in Playwork – Employment Routes is a two-year project, supported by the LLP Programme (Transfer of Innovation action). Originally created in the UK, the course is dedicated to educators, parents, young people who wish to expand their competences in the field of playwork. The Europe-wide course will be made up of a learner and a tutor pack and will include practical activities to carry out with children as well as theoretical notions on the importance of play and on other aspects, such as health and safety requirements and how to create play spaces.
From the beginning of its activities, CESIE has promoted mobility as the main methodology/context in which to develop its initiatives. Over the last years, our organisation has developed support tools to these experiences because we strongly believe in mobility as a real pedagogical path for today’s youth, able to provide for an added value in a labour market that is becoming more and more competitive.
CESIE is looking for 2 italian participants for the Training Course “Mediterranean for gender Equality and Rights (MER)”,within Action 3.1 of the Youth in Action Programme, that will be held in Palermo, Sicily, from 15th to 23th of June 2014. The project will involve 40 participants (youth workers & leaders) from many different countries: Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Tunisia, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, UK, Algeria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Greece.