SHARED VOLUNTARY TRIALS

SHARED VOLUNTARY TRIALS

SHARED VOLUNTARY TRIALS

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To unleash the social and professional capital of young volunteers by developing and reinforcing their transversal skills and 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
  • To trigger communication and mutual understanding between local migrant communities and disabled locals through the volunteers acting as intermediaries between them

  • Empowering volunteers at their working and learning path with socially and physically disadvantaged communities of Palermo to raise their self-esteem and self-efficacy
  • Providing co-working and co-learning space with the European volunteers, local staff and communities will provide favourable conditions for practicing foreign languages in both personal and professional settings
    1. Activities such as training, research and needs analysis, language courses, focus groups with youth workers and beneficiaries workshops on youth entrepreneurship, artistic performances
    2. Activities with disabled people and their families as cooking, music, theatre, physical activities, artistic workshops
    3. Support activities to the shelter centre for migrants in distribution of breakfast, Bazaar, after school activities with migrant children, language courses

  • Awareness raising campaign on ‘Migration & Disability’ to foster active participation in European society
  • Video on “shared paths towards social inclusion” showing the activities implemented during the European Voluntary Service mobility (EVS) and underlying the role volunteers can have as intermediaries between migrants, disabled people and local communities

  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)
  • Asociacion Mundus – Un mundo a tus pies (Spain)
  • Pistes Solidaires (France)
  • Four Elements (Greece)
  • Asociatia Millenium Centre ARAD (Romania)
  • Sdrudzenie Znam I Moga (Bulgaria)
  • Centro Astalli, Palermo Onlus (Italy)
  • La Fraternità – Società cooperativa sociale (Italy)
  • Edificando – Società cooperativa sociale (Italy)

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Date of project: 01/08/2017- 31/07/2019

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

Contact: CESIE: mobility@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)

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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


STARTUP – Start, run and grow your business

STARTUP – Start, run and grow your business

STARTUP – Start, run and grow your business

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To enhance entrepreneurship, develop the international outlook and the competitiveness of European SMES
  • To foster start-up entrepreneurs and newly-established micro and small enterprises by creating transnational networks and thus exchange of experience and good practice
  • To facilitate exchange of experiences, learning and networking for new EU entrepreneurs through periods spent at SMEs of experienced entrepreneurs in another country, empowering SMEs from all European countries to become more competitive and to support the growth of their companies internationallyThe project targets the following business sectors: Social Economic Sector | Research and Development | ICT and Hi-Tech | Training and consulting | Renewable energies

  • Providing on-the-job-training for 70 New Entrepreneurs (NE) with firm intention to set up a business
  • Supporting 62 Host Entrepreneurs (HE) who want to expand their business or enter other European markets
  • Building on capacity and support of 62 business relationships involving 132 entrepreneurs from different EU countries and from several business sectors
  • Promotional activities of the EYE programme around Europe
  • Enrolling at least 240 NEs and HEs as potential participants to be involved in the mobility exchanges

  • Acquisition of new competences (linguistic, intercultural, technical, management and financial ones)
  • Direct knowledge of another country’s working methods and of the transnational dimension of the SMEs
  • Development of communication channels and transnational networks
  • Improvement of the performance of the SMEs both in terms of effectiveness and efficiency
  • Investment in ideas sharing, generation and development, stimulating social innovation
  • Capacity to maintain the natural links with the local territory, having at the same time an European level overview of SMEs’ situation,

  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)
  • Cambre of Commerce Italo-Slovacca – CCIS (Slovakia)
  • ADICE – Association for the Development of Citizen and European Initiatives (France)
  • BIC – North East Business & Innovation Centre Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • Cambra de Comerç de Barcelona, BCC (Spain)
  • ANJE – Portuguese Association for Young Entrepreneurs (Portugal)
  • BA School of Business and Finance (Latvia)

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Date of project: 01/02/2016 – 31/01/2018

DG of reference: DG GROWTH, COSMEErasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Contact: CESIE: rita.quisillo@cesie.org


YALLA – Youth Abroad Linking LAnds

YALLA – Youth Abroad Linking LAnds

YALLA – Youth Abroad Linking LAnds

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To empower young people from MEDA countries providing them with both professional and personal skills through a meaningful experience abroad
  • To promote equal opportunities to reduce unemployment and escape the social exclusion process of marginalized communities
  • To encourage the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship, promoting intercultural dialogue and fostering social inclusion through a non-formal learning approach
  • To develop strategies to face common concerns for the European society, such as racism and xenophobia while fostering intercultural and inter-religious dialogue between volunteers and local community based on common values of freedom, tolerance and respect of human rights
  • To Strengthen the principle of social inclusion through voluntary work using international and local approaches

Volunteers are involved in supporting CESIE’s already ongoing activities, such as those implemented in canteen for homeless people, reception centres and multicultural playgrounds or in the design and implementation of workshops, but they are also encouraged to propose their own new ideas and implement their own initiatives in the field of supporting migrants and refugees. Volunteers will also attend training on non-formal methodologies, project design –management and fundraising.

Hosting of 6 volunteers coming from 3 different MEDA countries: Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine

  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)
  • Al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Development (Jordan)
  • Media Association for Peace (Lebanon)
  • Juhoud for Community and Rural Development (Palestine)

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Date of project: 01/02/2016 – 31/01/2018

DG of reference: DG EAC, National Agency (Italy), Erasmus+ Mobility of learners and staff

Contact: CESIE: mobility@cesie.org


ALY III – Able Like You III

ALY III – Able Like You III

ALY III – Able Like You III

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To develop social capital among the volunteers providing opportunities for learning outside formal educational structures
  • To strengthen volunteers future employability helping them to acquire new professional competences through non-formal learning activities, which aim at enhancing the skills and competences as well as their development as active citizens
  • To facilitate the access to new knowledge and develop new linguistic and intercultural competences
  • To create new educational tools and learning methods aimed at developing behavioural and social competencies, pursuing a social inclusion of the people in the centres for disabled
  • To raise awareness on the issues faced by individuals living mental and physical disorders in their daily life
  • To promote community development, active participation and citizenship through the presence of EVS volunteers at both EU and local levels

  • Working in an intercultural context the volunteers are involved in non-formal learning activities and in activities aimed at designing and implementing fundraising and awareness campaigns focused on inclusion and integration of people with disabilities in the social tissue of the local community
  • Research activities on social inclusion interventions and exchange of methodologies with European partners with special focus on disability
  • Entertainment and pedagogical activities with and for people living with a disability

  • Hosting of 12 volunteers, split in two rounds (6 + 6) for 9 months each
  • “Follow Up” Diary to share a realistic idea about the EVS as a highly formative and enriching experience, and the social inclusion processes that took place during 9 months involving volunteers, disabled people, and the local community [Booklet]
  • Local Community Exhibition: pictures and texts realized by the participants, reporting creative activities and the human experiences during their European Voluntary Service, EVS

  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)
  • La Fraternità Società cooperativa sociale (Italy)
  • Edificando società cooperativa sociale (Italy)
  • Fekete Sereg Ifjúsági Egyesület (Hungary)
  • Solidarites Jeunesses MCP (France)
  • Asociación Mundus – Un Mundo a tus Pies (Spain)
  • Projektor Ideell Förening (Sweden)
  • Jugend- und Kulturprojekt e.V (Germany)

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Date of project: 01/12/2015 – 01/12/2017

DG of reference: DG EAC, National Agency (Italy), Erasmus+ Key Activity 1, Mobility of learners and staff – YOUTH mobility

Contact: CESIE: roberta.lobianco@cesie.org


CYA – Think Globally, Act Glocally: Climate Youth Ambassadors for a Greener Future

CYA – Think Globally, Act Glocally: Climate Youth Ambassadors for a Greener Future

CYA – Think Globally, Act Glocally: Climate Youth Ambassadors for a Greener Future

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To increase awareness among young people and decision-makers that the global threats of climate change can only be tackled through international collaboration
  • To build bridges and promote interaction between youth and decision-makers
  • To increase awareness of decision-makers about concerns, expectations and pressing issues for young people on climate change

  • Empowering 40 youth from Denmark, Lebanon, Jordan and Italy, primarily from rural areas, to address the issue of climate change with decision-makers and take an active part in the political life by using advocacy and debating skills
  • Enhancing skills and knowledge of 16 youth workers to carry out trainings on advocacy and debating skills to empower youth from rural areas to actively participate in the public affairs
  • Enabling youth to use their new skills to increase awareness, about the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emission, among Danish students through the development and implementation of workshops together with professional facilitators
  • Providing space for information-sharing and debate forum for mutual understanding about climate change as a common concern of the Countries involved

  • 4-day Training event: Empowering Climate Youth Ambassadors: A Training for Youth Workers
  • Two 10-day international training events: Global Debates – Glocal Solutions: Creating a Greener Future Together
  • National Meeting for Danish Participants: Going Glocal: Youth Climate Ambassadors in Action
  • Participants’ written essays on how to address climate change towards decision-makers

  • Coordinator: Crossing Borders (Denmark)
  • Leaders of Tomorrow (Jordan)
  • Green Line Association (Lebanon)

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Date of project: 12/10/2015 – 12/10/2016

DG of reference: DG EAC, Erasmus+ Key Action (KA3): Support for policy reform, Stakeholder dialogue and policy promotion – Dialogue between young people and policy makers

Contact: CESIE: mobility@cesie.org