Youth Workers+: Online Training Courses for E+ Youth Workers

Youth Workers+: Online Training Courses for E+ Youth Workers

Objectives To achieve relevant and high-quality skills and competences for youth workers through innovative approaches with ETS model of competences, intercultural – virtual – community of 4 non-formal networks of learning and innovative inter – connection between...
CiProVoT – Civil Protection Volunteers Training

CiProVoT – Civil Protection Volunteers Training

Objectives To develop knowledge and skills on the Integrated Disaster Management Systems (IDMS) among volunteers of the Civil Protection (CP) organisations. To test new technologies, tools and procedures of the Integrated Disaster Management Systems (IDMS). To develop...
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


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

Objectives 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...
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)

Follow the project IN ACTION

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)

Follow the project IN ACTION

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


2IQM – Initiative for an International Qualitative Mentoring

2IQM – Initiative for an International Qualitative Mentoring

Objectives To improve the access to employment of young people by a volunteering experience To foster the quality of tutoring for young volunteers, suitable tutoring benefits for the host organisations themselves as it contributes to the improvement of volunteers’...
VALLEY – Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering

VALLEY – Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering

VALLEY – Validation System in Lifelong Learning Experiences of Youth Volunteering

ObjectivesActivitiesResultsPartnersInfo & contacts

  • To provide a new approach to promote volunteering among young people as a resource of personal empowerment
  • To validate skills and competences developed mainly by youngsters during their volunteering experience
  • To help young people understand the global benefits of volunteering in their life in terms of social integration and (re)engagement, civic participation, mobility opportunities, discovery of hidden talents etc.
  • To focus on young people already involved in volunteer activities and who have never experienced volunteering (specific focus on NEETs and young people with migration background)

  • Carry out social research on youth volunteering in Europe
  • Design and deliver training course on the topic of validation of learning outcomes in volunteering services for at least 15 multipliers working for volunteering organisations in 6 partner countries
  • Test the VALLEY methodology based on LEVEL5 validation system with at least 30 young people from 6 partner countries that will take part in a volunteering activity and apply the validation methodology
  • Delivery of national workshops to share experiences, final conference and award ceremony for European stakeholders to make visible VALLEY, volunteering projects and initiatives for validating learning outcomes
  • Set up a European community of volunteering organisations and stakeholders with use of social networks

  • Community and e-platform to share good practises and make available update information on volunteering opportunities for youngsters
  • LEVEL5 validation methodology and validation system for competences
  • Qualification for professionals and multipliers in the volunteering sector
  • Online toolbox consisting of the methodology, volunteers mentoring guidelines for staff/trainers, good practice examples and practical information on how to join the VALLEY community and use the e-platform

  • Coordinator: Bupnet Bildung Und Projekt Netzwerk Gmbh (Germany)
  • Die Berater Unternehmensberatungs GmbH (Austria)
  • EUROCIRCLE (France)
  • BEMIS (UK)
  • The Association for the Promotion of Women in Romania (Romania)

Follow the project IN ACTION

Date of project: 01/03/2015 – 28/02/2017

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

Contact: CESIE: rosina.ndukwe@cesie.org

www.valley-eu.org