In&Out – Boosting disadvantaged youth and migrant integration through cultural and volunteering activities

In&Out – Boosting disadvantaged youth and migrant integration through cultural and volunteering activities

In&Out – Boosting disadvantaged youth and migrant integration through cultural and volunteering activities

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To promote volunteering as an effective tool for the integration of youth with fewer opportunities and young migrants in Europe.
  • To share best practices and strengthening the networking and cooperation of Europeans and Caribbean youth workers.
  • To foster active citizenship and participation of migrant young people preventing marginalization and radicalization potentially resulting in violent behaviour.
  • To provide youth workers methodological tools to strengthen their support to this target group.

  • Implementing international training to train professionals with theoretical and empirical contributions on the theme of migration and the accompaniment of young migrants through voluntary commitment and cultural activities.
  • Engaging young migrants and vulnerable youth through storytelling, dance and art workshops to improve the participation and integration and to fight prejudices promoting respect of human rights

  • Open Educational Resource (OER) tool for young people and youth workers whose aim is to exchange tools, methodologies and approaches around the accompaniment of young people migrants.
  • Youth workers e-learning modules to support users’ learning on young migrant integration through volunteering and cultural activities.
  • Storytelling, dance and art workshop toolkits to support users learning on young migrants integration through the creation and experimentation.
  • In&Out Reference Guide for educators, facilitators and trainers accompanying young migrants and young people with less opportunities in their integration process.

  • Coordinator: ADILES [France]
  • Bee.com [Italy]
  • CESIE [Italy]
  • DUG [Sweden]
  • Jarit [Spain]

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/11/2017 – 31/10/2019

DG of reference: DG EAC, Key Action 2 Strategic Partnership in the field of Youth

Contact: CESIE: julia.isasi@cesie.org


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)

Follow the project IN ACTION

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


PRO.V.A.C.I – Volunteers’ profiles in Learning for Inclusion Skills

PRO.V.A.C.I – Volunteers’ profiles in Learning for Inclusion Skills

PRO.V.A.C.I – Volunteers’ profiles in Learning for Inclusion Skills

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contatti

  • To encourage specific volunteering actions in response to two very critical areas of the City of Palermo, educational poverty and the reception of migrants
  • To create a system for research, allocation and quality enhancement of volunteering services
  • To foster the cooperation among organisations and profiled volunteers according to specific skills

  • Mapping of organisations interested in offering volunteering experiences
  • Organising Focus-groups with leading organisations in analysing skills and competences as required by volunteers willing to be involved in volunteering pathways
  • Developing a platform for mapping, recruiting and matching between organisations and volunteers
  • Offering training pathways for host organisations and volunteers on different project areas
  • Providing assessment paths and recognition of acquired skills
  • Campaigning and awareness raising events for active citizenship: “Festival of participation” and “Citizens in Movement”

  • Online platform www.provaci.org as virtual place for accreditation of organisations and volunteers, allowing precise matching between volunteering and demand. The platform also allows the circulation and exchange of ideas and good practices related to the world of collaborative economics
  • Set of materials and training activities for organisations and future volunteers in the field of educational poverty and migrant reception
  • 100 activated and complete profile match between organisations/service providers and volunteers
  • 50 active Action-Support-Groups
  • 100 Skills booklets, certification templates and volunteers’ skills recognition

  • Coordinator: Per Esempio
  • ASCC – Associazione Siciliana Consumo Consapevole
  • Municipality of Palermo – Department for Participation and Mobility
  • Libera, Palermo
  • SEND
  • University of Palermo – Department of Psychological, Pedagogical and Training Sciences
  • CESIE

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 13/02/2017 – 13/08/2018

Institution of reference: Fondazione CON IL SUD, WITH PARTICIPATION OF THE SOUTH – The Volunteering Promotion Initiative

Contact: CESIE: tiziana.giordano@cesie.org


Volunteer Validation – An investment in own profession future

Volunteer Validation – An investment in own profession future

Volunteer Validation – An investment in own profession future

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To increase awareness among young people of the benefits for their personal development by providing voluntary service and enhance their skills to promote to employers and other stakeholders their strengths and knowledge acquired during informal learning
  • To raise awareness of employers about volunteering as a tool for development of soft skills, key competencies and the benefits of informal learning
  • To introduce systems for validation of competences acquired through volunteering – creation of an electronic platform, recommendations, volunteers’ books
  • To develop entrepreneurial attitudes and skills in young people

  • Conducting international volunteer training to develop entrepreneurial attitudes and skills in young people
  • Socio-psychological studies: in-depth interviews, focus groups, scanning, processing statistical methods
  • Research, adaptation and implementation of volunteering competences validation tools as well as the creation of the Volunteer Validation electronic Platform and references
  • Study visits of identified best practices in Spain and the Netherlands

  • Socio-psychological study Reports
  • 5-days International training course in Romania for young volunteers “Entrepreneur as a discoverer”
  • International Forum and workshops with the participation of professionals in the field of human resources management, to learn about and discuss the implementation of the validation of skills acquired through volunteering and informal learning in the selection and development of staff
  • Volunteering competences validation tools

  • Coordinator: NAVA – National Alliance for Volunteer Action (Bulgaria)
  • Asociatia Pro Vobis – Centrul National de Resurse pentru Voluntariat (Romania)
  • Industry Watch Group LLC (Bulgaria)
  • EDOS Foundation (The Netherlands)
  • Consejo de la Juventud de España (Spain)
  • BAMP – Bulgarian Association for People Management (Bulgaria)
  • Sofiiski Universitet Sveti Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria)
  • CESIE (Italy)

Date of project: 10/10/2016 – 09/10/2018

DG of reference: DG EAC, Education and Training, Key Action 2: Co-operation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnership in the field of YOUTH

Contact: CESIE: julia.isasi@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


MPV – Moving People in Volunteering

MPV – Moving People in Volunteering

MPV – Moving People in Volunteering

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To share and further explore practices for volunteers’ management at local and international level through non-formal learning and active participation approaches
  • To promote young people’s social inclusion and stimulate their active participation in democratic life
  • To transfer the knowledge and know-how into a universal practice of volunteers management
  • To support the professional development of staff and youth workers in managing volunteers, involving young people with a disadvantaged background, and enhancing cooperation among project partners

  • TRAINING COURSE: the concept of volunteers’ management will be introduced and elaborated, through sharing volunteering practices and experience in youth work. The TC will allow participants to discover the potential of volunteerism to promote social inclusion and respect to diversity. It will be based on non-formal education methods allowing participants to identify and value their skills and permit them to transfer the acquired skills in their personal and professional life
  • INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING: During the mobility volunteers will be involved in the activities of the receiving organisation, working with various types of people with fewer opportunities, based on cooperative and experiential learning. The planned activities will foster their capacities to design, run and evaluate non-formal learning activities. In addition they will develop skills in leadership, community building, and intercultural dialogue

  • 8-day training course: 36 youth workers from Hungary, France, Kenya, Vietnam, Nepal and Italy
  • 2 rounds of EVS for 12 volunteers from all partner’s countries
  • Open Educational Resource (OER) – Volunteers Management Open Platform

  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)
  • Pistes-Solidaires (France)
  • Fekete Sereg Ifjúsági Egyesület (Hungary)
  • Volunteer Action for Change Kenya (Kenya)
  • Solidarités Jeunesses Vietnam (Vietnam)
  • CCN – Campaign for Change-Nepal (Nepal)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/03/2016 – 31/10/2017

DG of reference: DG EAC, Erasmus+, Key Activity 2 – Capacity Building in the field of youth in (ACP [Africa, Caribbean and Pacific] countries, Latin America and Asia)

Contact: CESIE: mobility@cesie.org