Summer closure – 2014

cesie-chiusura-estiva-2014Please note that CESIE will be closed from 11th till the 19th August.

The activities will resume Wednesday, August 20th.

We wish everyone happy holidays!

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CaBuReRa: selections results

caburera-first-infodayBelow, you will find the selections results of CaBuReRa project’s call for Local Organisation and Youth Workers.

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Discovering First Aid services in Europe

First-aid-palermoFirst Aid Services in European countries project took place in Palermo, from April 28th to May 18th 2014. This project aims at promoting a transfer of knowledge/experience concerning First Aid in Europe service, within the framework of Leonardo Da Vinci Mobility IVT – Lifelong Learning Programme.
Participants come from Kırşehir, a city near Ankara (Turkey), they are students at “Kaman Anadolu Saglik Meslek Lisesi”, a medical professional institute offering special trainings for radiologists, nurses, medical technologists, ophthalmic opticians and dental technicians.

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ARARAT – Universities-employers cooperation nexus in Armenia

ARARAT-AlicanteThe wider objective of the ARARAT project, under the EC Tempus IV Programme, is to ameliorate the relevance of higher education to ever-changing labor market needs through establishment and operationalization of universities-employers cooperation nexus in Armenia.The latest ARARAT Workshop (20-24 July 2014, hosted by University of Alicante, Spain)was tackling the following main developments of the project activities:

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Geo-Media and Spatial Citizenship: SPACIT Training Course in Romania

Geo-Media-and-Spatial-Citizenship---SPACIT-Training-Course-in-RomaniaThe city of Iaşi, in Romania, provided the setting for the pilot version of the SPACIT course, from July 8th to 10th, 2014. Project partners from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Turkey trained 28 in-service and pre-service teachers from Romania and Germany during 3 full days at the Colegiul Naţional Iaşi – the secondary school that is also partner in the project. “Spatial Citizenship”, co-funded by the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) – Comenius, aims to equip teachers with the learning tools necessary to support active participation of young citizens in the decision-making processes of their communities, through geo-media, such as digital maps and digital information shared through social media.

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Professional Association Of Educationalists

Associazione professionale degli educatoriThe Tempus project, MAHATMA – Master in Higher Education Management Developing Leaders For Managing Educational Transformation http://mahatma.am/ hold its latest coordination meeting at International Black Sea UniversityTbilisi, Georgia 10th-11th July 2014, with the participation of all consortium members. The meeting supported mainly the discussions regarding the PAE establishment (Professional Association of Educationalists), issues on student mobility (PCI-PCI, PCI-EU) as well as pilot accreditation of the newly developed/revised MA programmes.

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eUnify! A video on fighting xenophobia

eunify-videoIn the framework of the Open Society Foundations-funded project “eUnify”, a video has been produced by CESIE, in the premises of “Associazione Centro Astalli Palermo”, on why xenophobia should be fought and to prevent politicians from scapegoating migrants as a tool for electoral votes. The video contains an interview with Samuel, a volunteer at the centre and with Emanuele, the coordinator of the centre’s activities. The aim of it is to show how mutual trust and integration between migrant and local communities, represented by the good practice of “Centro Astalli Palermo”, is not only possible but also highly beneficial for both realities.

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Transfer of knowledge and experiences in the field of continuous education

Transfer-of-knowledge-and-experiences-in-the-field-of-continuous-educationThe project “Transfer of knowledge and experiences in the field of continuous education” (Leonardo da Vinci – Mobility VETPRO), involved Polish and Italian institutions that directly or indirectly, deal with the issue of lifelong learning, such as employment offices, foundations, vocational schools, with the aim to promote an exchange experiences and knowledge about continues education and social/working integration.

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KNOW, a call to develop youth skills, continue working on follow up!

know-follow-upOn the 13th of July 2014, the very intense and informative training course “KNOW, a call to develop youth skills” in Palermo has come to an end, funded with the support of the European Commission, under the Youth in Action Programme, Action 4.3. It brought together from 5th till 13th of July – 40 participants of various age from Italy, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and UK to learn, share and motivate.

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Employskills – The Development and Enhancement of Employability Skills of Young People

EmployskillsFunded by Leonardo da Vinci Mobility PLM (People available in Labour Market), the Training Course of the project Employskills (The Development and Enhancement of Employability Skills for Young University Graduates ff Cyprus), involved 20 Cypriot youths in a 2 week training programme (Palermo, 15th – 28th June 2014). Employskills project aims at fighting against the increasing rates of unemployment, especially for youth, by enhancing participants’ employability skills and giving them the opportunity to understand better how to apply these competencies in real working environment.

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“I’m against trafficking”. Three video spots to raise awareness against Trafficking

Students, social workers, institutions and teachers say NO to Trafficking!

“I’m against Trafficking” is an awareness raising campaign against trafficking in human beings, within the project “ROOT – Integrated actions against trafficking”, funded by the EU’s ISEC Programme; CISS and CESIE produced three spots, that have witnessed to the cooperation and active participation of students, social workers, institutions, school principals and teachers.

Trafficking is a serious violation of human rights and a modern form of slavery!

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INSART: call for participants for an artistic workshop in Palermo

insart-call-webAre you between 16 and 25 years old?

Are you unemployed and are looking for a new challenge?

If yes, then INSART is for you!

INSART is an innovative LLP-Grundtvig-funded project which aims to provide real opportunities for personal and professional development for disadvantaged young people and young people from immigrant backgrounds across 5 European countries.

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So Act II: Animation and creativity with EVS

Leo lagrangeWe are looking for two volunteers to participate in a European Voluntary Service project in France. The project will take place in Solliès-Toucas, a small centre in the South East of France, 18 km far from Toulon. It will last 4 months starting from November.

The host organization in which the volunteers will be hosted is the Léo Lagrange Animation, an educational centre involved in the organization of educational and recreational activities for children.

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EVS: one year engaged in social activities in Granada

Tu tiempo es el major regaloEVS in Spain with “Tu tiempo es el mayor regalo”. CESIE is now looking for a volunteer for a European voluntary project at La Zubia, a small touristic centre 7 km far from Granada, Spain. The project is supported by “Fundación Docete Omnes”, an organization which has been engaged in the assistance of people at risk of social exclusion for over 40 years, and it involves 4 countries: Italy, Spain, Germany and Portugal.

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Euro(EVS)Med learning – Youth Worker Training

Euro(EVS)Med learning - Formazione per operatori giovaniliGeographic mobility is becoming an increasing tendency is this globalized world and it is really hard to find a town where don’t live people from different country. Unfortunately cultural (religious) differences sometime give space for misunderstanding, prejudices and stereotypes between people with different backgrounds because they see “strange” to the “others culture”. EVS within EuroMed region is a great opportunity for personal learning and development process. Understanding different cultures, habits and values broaden awareness and tolerance on young people who are the future of the society.

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Together we can! – Meet other cultures through sport

Together we can!The project “Together We Can!” is an international youth exchange under the Erasmus+ programme that will take place in Rokiškis, Lithuania from 11th to 18th September 2014. Within 8 days, participants from Lithuania, Italy, Portugal and Latvia will be living, working and having a good time together. We are looking for young people aged 15-20 years old interested in topics such as tolerance, cultural differences and promotion of healthy lifestyle through sport.

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Translation and International Communication internship

stage-cesie-webCESIE always seeks for young talented people yearning to enrich themselves by working in a professional international and stimulating context. CESIE, leader within the voluntary sector and international cooperation, invites young students and graduates in languages, International cooperation and others students with similar qualifications, to apply for an internship, as a great training opportunity.

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