SOFIE – Support for empowerment and integration of refugee families

SOFIE – Support for empowerment and integration of refugee families

Objectives To promote professional, social and cultural integration of migrants and refugees. To create a holistic set of tools, guides of best practice and curricula for trainings to support the inclusion process of migrants and refugees the most effectively. To...
BYMBE – Bringing Young Mothers Back to Education

BYMBE – Bringing Young Mothers Back to Education

Objectives To adapt and promote good practices of support for young mothers for going back to school or in employment in Europe. To develop innovative outreach strategy and motivational campaign for awareness raising on the issue of early school leaving of young...
INTERFACE – Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Fragile Communities in Europe

INTERFACE – Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Fragile Communities in Europe

INTERFACE – Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Fragile Communities in Europe

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To identify fragile communities in the partner countries and regions, which possess potential for mitigating their state of “fragility” through project interventions
  • To identify the competence gaps and training needs of fragile community members and local authorities in areas, related to the creation of sustainable new jobs and services for the betterment of these communities.
  • To provide training to community coaches and delivering pilot community workshops which will help fragile communities’ members acquiring competences they can use for solving their practical community problems and thus empowering communities
  • To transfer the project effects to other regions and countries in order to maximise the efforts of the partnership to support the revival of fragile communities across Europe.

  • Development of a competence gap analysis through desk research and surveys
  • Elaboration of INTERFACE curriculum for coaches
  • Implementation of pilot training of community coaches and community workshops
  • Creation of INTERFACE learning platform

  • Enhanced and strengthened fragile communities within their regions and countries
  • Created and piloted coaching methods and training materials and established community coaches network
  • Enhanced fragile community members’ potential to responsibly and autonomously employ innovation, creativity, analytical thinking, resourcefulness, leadership and resilience for the betterment of their communities.

  • Coordinator: Icelandic Regional Development Institute [Iceland]
  • Aitoliki Development Agency [Greece]
  • CESIE [Italy]
  • Tora Consult Ltd. [Bulgaria]
  • Tipperary County Council [Ireland]
  • Haskolinn a Bifrost [Iceland]

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/09/2017 – 31/08/2019

DG of reference: DG EAC, Erasmus+: Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership in the field of Adult education

Contact: CESIE: dorothea.urban@cesie.org


My CommUNITY – From Marginalized Communities Towards Social Unity

My CommUNITY – From Marginalized Communities Towards Social Unity

My CommUNITY – From Marginalized Communities Towards Social Unity

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To unleash the social and professional capital of the volunteers by development and reinforcement of their soft and transversal skills, as well as Key Competences crucial for their social inclusion and economic integration
  • To foster a culture of entrepreneurship and initiative in young people by providing a conducive space for translating their creative and innovative ideas into reality
  • To reinforce inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue, cherished diversity and multilingualism by bringing together young volunteers and migrants, refugees and asylum seekers at the co-working, co-learning and communication space

  • Intercultural and inter-related non-formal learning activities fostering the acquisition of professional and personal skills
  • Implementing activities involving directly disabled people and their families, also in outdoor activities: cooking, theatre, gardening etc.
  • Create new educational tools and learning methods aimed at developing behavioural and social competencies
  • Supporting hosting staff in the daily management of recreational activities with children of migrant families recently arrived in Palermo (asylum seekers-families) and invited to propose their own artistic, creative and sportive activities that would encourage local community social inclusion and to foster their feeling to belong to Palermo
  • Ongoing training activities addressed to young asylum seekers, refugees and unaccompanied minors

  • 10-month well-structured learning and working process to reinforce volunteers’ social capacities, soft and transversal skills, Key Competences, professional knowledge and attitudes
  • Design and implementation of individual and/or group socially-valuable projects fostering sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, as a transition path from education towards employability

  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)
  • Inter Alia (Greece)
  • Fekete Sereg (Hungary)
  • Solidarites jeunesse MCP (France)
  • NEVO – Norsk Eks-volontor Organisasjon (Norwey)
  • Asociaciòn Mundus – Un Mundo a tus pies (Spain)
  • Centro internazionale delle Culture – UBUNTU (Italy)
  • La Fraternità – Società cooperativa sociale (Italy)
  • Edificando – Società cooperativa sociale (Italy)
  • La casa di tutte le genti (Italy)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/09/2016 – 31/08/2018

DG of reference: DG EAC, National Agency (Italy), Erasmus+ Key Activity 1 – European Voluntary Service

Contact: CESIE: mobility@cesie.org


ATHLISI – Promotion of social integration through the training of the coaches and sport clubs

ATHLISI – Promotion of social integration through the training of the coaches and sport clubs

ATHLISI – Promotion of social integration through the training of the coaches and sport clubs

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To promote the social inclusion of disadvantaged target groups in sport and promote equal access to sport for everyone independently from their socioeconomic background
  • To support young people of different backgrounds to develop through their participation on sports “a shared sense of belonging and participation” and act as a tool for the integration of immigrants and other groups
  • To prevent intolerance and xenophobia in sports by promoting the integration of diverse communities (immigrants, Roma etc.) in the sport clubs and by training the coaches to manage diversity between the sport clubs and manage also the tensions, due to racist or xenophobic incidents, that may appear inside the club

  • Realisation of field research with the methodology of the Community Consultation Groups
  • Production of a comparative research report (including concrete suggestions on the way forward) on the basis of the results in all the partners’ countries
  • Development of networking and cooperation of the coaches and sport clubs with their local communities and mostly with the disadvantaged parts of these communities
  • Creation of e-learning material inclusive of audio-visual elements (videos, sounds, interactive applications etc) in order to be more attractive for the users

  • Coordinator: NPDD Koinonikhs Allileggyis Athlitismoy Irodoros Dimoy Megareo (Greece)
  • Action Synergy SA (Greece)
  • Foundation for the Promotion of Social Inclusion in Malta (Malta)
  • Nacionalno Dvizhenie Obedinenie Za Razvitie Na Sporta I Sportn (Bulgaria)
  • G.G. EUROSUCCESS Consulting LTD (Cyprus)
  • Zavod APGA (Slovenia)
  • CESIE (Italy)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/05/2016 – 31/10/2017

DG of reference: DG EAC, Education and Training, Erasmus+ Sport: Support to Collaborative Partnerships

Contact: CESIE: daria.labarbera@cesie.org