My CommUNITY – From Marginalized Communities Towards Social Unity

Objectives

  • 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.

Results

  • 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.

Activities

  • 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.

Partners

  • 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)

Info & contacts

Date of project

01/09/2016 – 31/08/2018

DG of reference

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

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