Leonardo da Vinci “Learn PLM and Back 2”

Learn and Back 2

The LDV-PLM  project “Learn and Back 2” aimed at bringing forward the same aim as the project started in 2012 .

Learn and Back arose from an analysis of the needs for vocational training in Sardinia regarding the third sector, after the excellent feedback in terms of interest revealed by the publication of the first call (more than 200 applications for 30 vacant internship positions), we decided to enrich the proposal and the opportunities of the first version.

The applicant, Municipality of Olbia, once again through Mine Vaganti NGO, promoted a project with 3 Sardinian municipalities, the University of Sassari and some of the most important NGOs/companies/organizations working in the humanistic and touristic field in  Northern Sardinia.

We offered 47 scholarships / internships of 12 weeks in Ireland, France, Malta, Slovenia, Spain, Greece and Portugal, preferably for graduated people who were looking for a job, aged between 18 and 35 years (6 internships  were reserved for people with disability and available in Spain or Malta).

We kept the entire offer related to internship in NGOs (even though priority was given to the need of working with people with disabilities), social enterprises and in the European project management sector, significantly increasing the quality of foreign partnerships.

We identified a lack of competences in the field of tourism in Sardinia still concerning its “social” part.

Sardinia has always been synonymous with tourism and MVNGO, as designer of the project, wanted to give youngsters the opportunity to acquire new skills on a not know purview as the ST in Sardinia, which could enable the region to “resell” the third sector in a new way.

Social Tourist promotes encounter and socializing moments.

It consists in setting touristic activities capable of responding to a widespread need for relatedness; nevertheless it is not only directed to specific social categories of people with fewer opportunities.

Social Tourism means also responding to the need for socializing: it is a way of life, It is a valuable choice by institutions. Including Social Tourism in tourism offer can bring the development of social ties, create opportunities for cultural enrichment and promotion and the exploitation of local resources.

To grow capable and professional people, remained the objective of the “Learn and Back 2”.

Social Tourism is often considered a second-class tourism, concentrated in the low season and typical of disadvantaged locations and depressed areas.

The numbers of the flows of this type of tourism show, on the other hand, as it could represent, for those who work in the tourist, a valuable opportunity for the development and economic return.

To these inner characteristics we must add technical expertise and capacity that can be developed; those skills could able placing participants on the specific market.

It is also important to have  volunteer/ internship experiences abroad and the knowledge of more than one language (essential for those who would like to work in the tourism sector).

“Learn and Back 2” was therefore an excellent opportunity to acquire or develop these skills and be able to offer themselves to the labour market, principally that of the third sector (NGOs and social field) and the social tourism as a trained and competent professional, introducing innovation in the classical conception of tourism know-how.

Press Conference at the presence of Olbia’s Mayor

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Leonardo da Vinci PLM Learn and Back

Learn and Back

Mine Vaganti NGO, in cooperation with the applicant organisation Municipality of Olbia and Eurodesk Olbia Comune di Tempio Pausania, Comune di Telti, Comune di Sant’Antonio di Gallura, Comune di Oschiri, Associazione Amici Del Sorriso, Pro Loco Telti, Anemos e Asl Olbia designed and implemented the project “Learn and Back” (Leonaedo da Vinci PLM) to offers the opportunity for 30 young people living in Sardinia (18-33 years old) to spend 8 weeks of internship in 7 countries (included 3 places for young people with disabilities): Malta, Turkey, Romenia, Malta, UK, Norway, Estonia and Portugal.

The hosting partners were NGOs, Social Associations, Educational Center, organizations that work with people with fewer opportunities, disabled body, disadvantage people ecc.

The aim of this project was to fill up the lack of professionalism in the social sector, the management of NGOs and in the field of educational support to people with different types of physical disability.

The project wanted to increase competencies of unemployed young people, improve their knowledge, form new professional figures, promote social activities and create new job opportunities for young people who want to work in Ngos, Associations or in the Third Sector in general.

“Learn and Back” was designed to explore the different types of working methods in Ngos, educational centers or association specialized on disadvantage people, to share and promote inclusive strategies for disadvantage target groups, to improve their capabilities and develop new skills.

The internships provided concrete tools for participants to take further action in their communities for working in the social fields and respect for minority groups. Participants had the opportunity to have better understanding about the local situation and plan projects with common vision at the international level.

It is important that we translate theory and practice into reality by exchanging and sharing experiences with one another.

The methodology that was used during the internship developed a better understanding about cultural diversity, tolerance, antidiscrimination; increased the capacity of young people to work as multipliers in their country; consolidated the experience that already existed and developed new ideas and practice.

Working as an non-formal “educator” or as a manager in a big NGO can be an aspiration for many Sardinian youngsters who wish to combine passion for their careers, ethics and volunteering to professionalism.


The MVNGO’s Training Course to prepare the candidates for the internships

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Dove siamo stati?

  • Nell’anno 2009 e fino a metà 2010, come Gruppo Informale, abbiamo partecipato a numerosi scambi culturali (principalmente 1.1 e 3.1).

  • Citiamo, tra gli altri, progetti in Estonia, Francia, Portogallo, Danimarca, Belgio, Olanda e Svezia.



Dal 2010..

  • 20-27 Maggio 2010, Turchia, Izmit Koaceli, “Not Bad” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Özel Başakşehir Ensar Koleji, tema: diabete.
  • 23-30 Luglio 2010, Romania Targu Jiu, “Festival Internazionale Summer with Student Flavour” (YIA 1.1) Host Organisation: “University of Costantin Brancusi”,  tema: energie rinnovabili.
  • 6-12 Gennaio 2011, Grecia, Salonicco, “The Violet Project” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Aenao, Tema: non violenza.
  • 4-12 Luglio 2011, Romania, Targu Jiu, “Living Different” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Cecis Romania, tema: minoranze etniche.
  • 9-15 Luglio 2011, Turchia, Amasya, “Youth Selections” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Young Approach Association, tema: cittadinanza attiva.
  • 24 -31 Luglio, 2011, Tuchia, Antalya “Don’t  leave me Alone” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: European Youth Bank Association tema: diritti degli animali.
  • 3-10 Agosto 2011, Russia, Repubblica di Karelia, “ The III International Youth Forum Hyperborea” Host Organisation: Hyperboea tema: ecologia.
  • 10-17 Settembre 2011, Macedonia, Berovo,  “Partnership building activity: partnership for healthy lifestyle” (YiA 3.1) Host Organisation: Young Mountainers, tema: salute.
  • 19-26 Settembre 2011, Turchia, Ducze, “MiniaEuropa” (3.1. YiA) Host Organisation: DEM, tema: identità culturale.
  • 21-30 Settembre 2011, Spagna, Granada, “Paint for Future” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Fundacion Escuela de Solidariedad tema: graffiti art e volontariato.
  • 27-30 Settembre: Germania, Dessau, “Regional Youth Conference –Europa geht weiter” (Tc) Host Organisation: Go Europe!, tema: condizione giovanile europea.
  • 23 Settembre – 2 Ottobre  2011, Spagna, Valencia,  “Opening Horizons: come, act and change!” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Association Cultural Agora, tema: volontariato.
  • 1-7 Ottobre 2011, Turchia, Afyon, “Youth Aspect for Environmental Energy” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Young Approach Association, tema: energie rinnovabili.
  • 2-8 Ottobre 2011 Spagna, Galizia, “English Camp” (YiA 1.2) Host Organisation: Asociación Xuvenil Sitio Distinto, tema: lingua e cultura inglese.
  • 6-14 Ottobre, Turchia, Akhisar/Manisa, “Colorful Notes” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Young Approach Association, tema: musica.
  • 9-16 Ottobre 2011, Ungheria, Budapest, Youth´s Study Session: Towards “All inclusive Sports-for-all/Youth opening doors to all abilities” Host Organisation: Engso, tema: sport come mezzo di inclusion sociale.
  • 16-23 Ottobre 2011, Montenegro, Buvda, “How to build functional networks and coalitions on youth issues” (Tc) Host Organisation:  Association for Democratic Prosperity – Zid, tema: leadership
  • 12-19 Novembre 2011 , Polonia, Cracovia, Continue the Story-volunteerng, improvement and multicultural cooperation in NGos” (4.3) Host Organisation: Aegee-Krakow, tema: progettazione europea.
  • 22-30 Novembre 2011, Turchia, Karadeniz/Eregli, “Does anybody hear us?” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: DEM tema: diritti degli animali.
  • 2-11 Marzo 2012, Turchia, Ankara, “ACAD Project” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Ankara Municipality Tema: Discriminazione sociale
  • 4-11 Marzo 2012, Francia, Strasburgo “European Environmental Law and Youth Participation” (Study session) Tema: Ambiente
  • 16-21 Marzo 2012, Turchia, Ankara “EVS Corner” (YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: Ang Turchia Tema: Sviluppo rete partneriato Sve
  • 18-25 Marzo 2012, Malta, Saint Julian’s “Passepartout – A Training Course about Youth Pass and its Competences” Host Organisation: Tdm 2000 Malta Tema: disoccupazione giovanile
  • 25-31 Marzo 2012, Polonia, Nasutow “Students on the labour market”(YiA 5.1 Seminario Transnazionale) Host Organisation: Nowy Staw Foundation Tema: discoccupazione giovanile
  • 25-31 Marzo 2012, Armenia, Yeravan “Youth work reality in Armenia” (Study Visit organizzato dal Ministero per lo Sport e la Gioventù Armeno e dal Centro Risorse Salto per l’Europa dell’Est e il Caucaso)  Tema: Confronto tra Ngo caucasiche
  • 31 Marzo- 7 Aprile 2012, Romania, Sfantu George “VIC Volunteers in Cultures” (YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: Asociatia Tinerilor din Targu Secuiesc Tema:Volontariato(SVE)
  • 7-13 Aprile 2012, Georgia, Tblisi “Walking through peace and diversity” (4.3) Host Organisation: Alliance For Society Advancement Asa Tema: Dialogo interculturale
  • 28 Aprile-5 Maggio 2012 Turchia, Kermer “Minimum Energy, Maximum Power”(YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: European Youth Bank Association Tema: energie rinnovabili
  • 7-15 Maggio 2012 Romania, Targu Jiu “ Yes – Youth Environment Strategy” (Grundtvig) Host Organisation: Cecis Tema: Ambiente
  • 24 Maggio-2 Aprile 2012 Spagna, Oviedo “Opportunities in the Countryside” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Ambie International Tema: imprenditoria giovanile nelle aree rurali
  • 20-27 Maggio 2012 Macedonia, Kruscevo “Follow the green steps” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Young Mountanaires Tema: ecologia
  • 27 Maggio-2 Giugno 2012Turchia, Fethiye “Youth Action Ways to Prevent Immigration ” (YiA 3.1) Host Organisation: Young Approach Association Tema: Immigrazione
  • 18-23 Giugno 2012 Francia, Base de Béllicin, Jura, France-Comté “Youth Infomation in Europe” (YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: Information Jeunesse Tema: cooperazione internazionale tra i centri di informazione europei
  • 22-Giugno-1 Luglio 2012Irlanda, Dublino “Participation” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Saint Andrews family Resource centre Tema: Diversità culturale e cittadinanza attiva
  • 9-16 Luglio 2012, Francia, Bordeux “The citizens sport: between dream and reality” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Aux Couleurs de Deba Tema: Sport
  • 11-18 Agosto 2012 Francia, Bordeaux “Voluntary help and European youth” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Aux Couleurs du Deba Tema: Volontariato
  • 26-29 Agosto 2012 Repubblica Ceca, Eco Center “Paleta” Oucmanice “ Annual Meeting of Youth Environment and Europe” Host Organisation: YEE
  • 18-26 Agosto 2012, Armenia, Dilijan “Tc for facilitators: Let us experience”(YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: Loesje Armenia Tema: Essere un buon Trainer
  • 22 Agosto- 2 Settembre 2012Estonia, Valga County “ Active Caring!” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Valgaama Seiklejad Tema: Diritti degli animali
  • 28 Agosto-4 Settembre 2012 Bielorussia, Minsk “Play for culture” (YiA 3.1) Host Organisation: Belarusian Youth Organization Student Initiative Tema: Sport
  • 3-9 Settembre 2012 Norvegia, Drammen “ The Future of the Europe” (YiA 3.1) Host Organisation: Intermezzo Ungdom Tema: dialogo intercuturale
  • 8-16 Settembre 2012 Polonia,Varsavia “Sport Power” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Aegee Tema: Sport
  • 1-8 Ottobre 2012 Moldova Cosnita, Chisinau “Entrepreneurship approaches for social benefit” (YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: Youth Generation Organization Tema: Imprenditoria sociale
  • 04-14 Ottobre 2012 Grecia, Thessaloniki “Balkan Herat 2: Colored version” (YiA 3.1) Host Organisation: United Societies of Balkans (U.S.B.) Tema: Diritti LGBT
  • 05-12 Ottobre 2012 Repubblica Ceca, Ecocentrum Renata, Běla u Jevička Be a leader in an environmental organisation” (YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: YEE (Youth Environment Europe) Tema: Ecologia
  • 6-13 Ottobre 2012 Georgia, Kobuleti“You have more rights than staying in silent” (YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: Droni Tema: Project management
  • 7-15 Ottobre 2012 Grecia, Lakonia “Meditality: The Mediterranean Hospitality” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Kean Tema: Cultura del Mediterraneo
  • 19-28 Ottobre 2012 Bosnia Erzegovina, Mostar “Cap it all off! Diversity beyond trapped barriers-The second edition” (YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: BiH Tema: Dialogo Interculturale
  • 20-27 Ottobre 2012 Bulgaria, Pleven “Youth Employement and youth entrepreneurship-mission possible!” (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: European Youth Initiative Tema: Imprenditoria Giovanile
  • 25-31 Ottobre 2012 Ungheria, Debrecen “ Our Place” (YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: Uton on the Way Tema: Networking
  • 19-26 Novembre 2012 Turchia, Diyarbakır “Let’s activate the urban youth!” (YiA 3.1) Host Organisation: Dicle University Tema: cittadinanza attiva
  • 23-30 Novembre 2012 Romania, Cluj Napoca “Youth Creativity: Inside Out” (YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: Organisation from Hungarian Students from Santu Mare Tema: Europrogettazione
  • 23 Novembre – 2 Dicembre 2012 Estonia, Kurressaare “Human Rights Responsability to Care” (YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: Seiklejate Vennaskond Tema: Diritti Umani
  • 16-23 Dicembre 2012 Cina, Hong Kong “Global Dialogue” (YiA 3.2) Host Organisation: ISCA Tema: Sport e dialogo interculturale
  • 3-10 Marzo 2013 Romania, Santu Mare “LSD: Learning-Service-Dynamic” (YiA 4.3) Host Organisation: Organisation from Hungarian Students from Santu Mare N. Partecipanti: 3 Tema: Volontariato
  • 8-16 Marzo Bosnia Erzegovina, Ključ “Jump at the opportunity! Empowering youth through participation and volunteering” (YiA 4.3) Target group: 18-30 anni N. partecipanti:2  Host Organisation: Mreza Tema Volontariato
  • 15-22 Aprile Moldova, Cosnita “Bunica Beat’s the Drum” (YiA Study Visit) Target Group: 18-30 anni N. partecipanti: 2 Host Organisation: Youth Generation Tema: Sviluppo Aree Rurali
  • 26 Aprile, 3 Maggio Cipro, Lanarka “Play for culture” (YiA 3.1) Target Group: 18-25 N.partecipanti:5+1 Host organisation: N/A Tema: Dialogo Interculturale e Sport
  • 27 Aprile-6 Maggio Serbia, Subotica “DoEntreprise” (YiA 4.3) Target Group: 18-30 anni N. partecipanti:3 Host Organisation: Spot N. partecipanti: 3 Tema: Imprenditoria Giovanile
  • 20-29 Maggio Ungheria Lago Balaton (Balatoni Tábor, Káptalanfüred), “Inventors and Inventions” (YiA 1.1) Target Group: 16-25 anni N. partecipanti: 6+1 Host Organisation: Uton on The way Tema: Creatività
  • 25 Maggio-2 Giugno Slovenia Coast, “Feel Slovenia” (YiA 1.1) Target Group: 20-25 anni N. Partecipanti 4+1 Host Organisation: Drustvo Slovenia Tema: Dialogo Interculturale
  • 10-19 Giugno Ungheria, Debrecen “What about us?” (YiA 1.1) Target Group:18-25 anni N. Partecipanti 5+1 Host Organisation: Uton on The Way Tema: Condizione giovanile europea
  • 20-28 Giugno Armenia, Gyumri “Bridge among cultures” (YiA 3.1) Target Group: 18-25 N. partecipanti:5+1 Host Organisation: Youth Initiative Tema: Dialogo Interculturale
  • 25 Giugno-1 Luglio Polonia, Dlugopole Zdroj “European Partnership – an active citizenship” (YiA 4.6) Target group: 20+  N. Partecipanti 2  Host Organisation: Europejskie Forum Młodzieży Tema: Management TC internazionali
  • 9-16 Luglio Francia Bordeaux ,“Handicap or not, let us share our passion of the together”(YiA 5.1) Target Group: 18+ anni N. partecipanti: 6+1 Host Organisation: Aux Couleurs du Deba Tema:Sport come mezzo di inclusione sociale di soggetti con minori opportunità (disabilità fisica)
  • 13-19 Luglio Reoubblica Ceca Svycarna, Josefov, Adamov “Youth participation for environment “(YiA 4.3) Target Group:18+ N. Partecipanti 1 Europe Host Organisation: Youth Environment Tema: Cittadinanza attiva in progetti di volontariato ambientale
  • 14-21 Luglio, Turchia Karaman “My hands are the hands” (YiA 1.1) Target group: 18-25 anni N. Participanti 6 Host Organisation: Group of Young Painters Tema: Volontariato
  • 17-26 Luglio Turchia, Tokat “Living Legends: Block Printing and Turkish Paper Marbling” (YiA 1.1) Target group: 18-25  N. Participanti: 4+1 Host Organisation: Youth Projects Volunteers Tema: Arte
  • 18-23 Luglio Polonia, Cracovia “East-West: on intercultural dialogue” PBA (YiA 4.3) Target group: 18+, N partecipanti : 3, Host Organisation: Eastern Initiative Institute Tema: Dialogo interculturale tra Europa Occidentale e Orientale
  • 22 Luglio/03 Agosto Estonia, Raplamaa “Art: Tool for Environmental Awareness!”(YiA 1.1) Target Group: 18-25 anni N. Partecipanti: 5+1 Host Organisation: Seiklejate Vennaskond Tema: Arte come mezzo per diffondere la consapevolezza ambientale.
  • 3-10 Agosto Romania, Sfantu Gheorghe, Voluntarism for You(th)!” (YiA 4.3) Target Group: 18+ N. Partecipanti 3 Host Organisation: Harit Tema: Volontariato
  • 21 Agosto – 2 Settembre Estonia, Marija Talu, Progetto”Life in Action” (YiA 1.1)Target Group: 18-25, N. Partecipanti: 2, Host Organisation: Seiklejate Vennaskond Tema: Sport and Healtly lifestyle
  • 27 Agosto-4 Settembre Azerbajan Massalii “Together for a better living” (YIA 4.3) ) Target Group: 18+ N. Partecipanti 3 Host Organisation: ADSAYO Tema: Dialogo Interculturale
  • 29 Agosto- 2 Settembre Finlandia, Mikkeli PBA “Cultural Connections” (YIA 4.3) Target Group: 18+ N.Partecipanti: 1 Host Organisation: Centro Giovanile Helsinki Tema: Cultura
  • 30 Agosto- 4 Settembre Uk Birmingham, Seminario “Improving the Learning Dimension of Youth Exchanges” (YiA 4.3),Target Group: 18+, N.Partecipanti: 1 Host Organisation: Università di Birmingham,Tema: Educazione e formazione
  • 9-18 Settembre Macedonia, Struga, “Brain Opener” (YiA 4.3) Target group: 18+ N. Partecipanti 2 Organisation: Association for youth activism KVANTUM Tema:Dialogo Interculturale
  • 12- 24 Settembre Estonia, Tartu,“(Safe) Sex, (No) Drugs and Rock n’ roll” Training Course(YiA 1.1)Target group: 18-30 N.Partecipanti: 4+1 Host Organisation: Seiklejate Vennaskond Tema: Divertimento responsabile
  • 13-22 Settembre Francia, Isola di Reunion (Oceano Indiano) “Youth for Rural Employement” (YiA 4.3) Target Group: 18-30 N. Partecipanti: 2  Host Organisation: Youth Environmentalist Tema: Imprenditoria Giovanile
  • 16- 23 Settembre Moldova Cosnita, Progetto: “Step by Step” Training Course (YiA 4.3) Target group: 18+, N.Partecipanti: 3, Host Organisation: Daruind vei Dobindi Tema: European Awareness e Sviluppo Rurale
  • 19- 22 Settembre Armenia Tsaghkadzor,”‘Peers to Peers’’ (YiA 3.1) Target Group: 18-25  anni N. Partecipanti: 5 Host Organisation: YIC Tema: Cittadinanza attiva
  • 12-17 ottobre, Svaneti Mountain”World Citizen in a Complex Word” (YiA 4.3) Target group: 18+ N. Partecipanti 4 Host Organisation: Alliance For Society Advancement (ASA) Tema: Dialogo Interculturale
  • 21-29 Ottobre Bulgaria Melnik,”Ideas and work for a better future” Scambio Giovanile (YiA 1.1) Target group: 18-25 Host Organisation: Professional Forum for Education N. Partecipanti 7 Tema: Cittadinanza Attiva
  • 1-9 Novembre Romania, Horezu, “Papers Handicrafts Business-Winter Edition” Scambio Giovanile (YiA 1.1) Host Organisation: Initiative Sociale N. Partecipanti: 4+1 Tema: Cittadinanza Attiva


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Grundtvig In-Service Training “Be a Facilitator!”

Be a Facilitator!

The in-Service training was hosted by the Portuguese National Agency, taking place in Lisbon between 9 and 15 July 2012.

The main objective of the training was to develop professional facilitators capable of using non formal education methods as instruments to support learning processes, with a particular focus on disadvantaged audiences of learners.

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Open Society All Equal, All the Same!

“All Equal, all the Same!”

MVNGO will create a social campaign to promote social inclusion called “All equal, all the same!” product by a mixed group of young people (immigrants and locals).

The main aim of the campaign will be to promote the sense of solidarity enhancing the intercultural dialogue, promoting the mutual understanding and the sense of solidarity.

The project objective is the creation of a social campaign (web, poster, flyer, short movie) in which identity the main negative stereotypes and false rumors on immigrants and to raise the awareness on the difficulties to be an immigrants.

The short cut is based on two similar stories: Italian immigrants in the 60’s victim of racism and immigrants victims of racism nowadays (3 different versions according to the three largest immigrants communities).

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FP7 PIC “Call Europe for All!”

Europe for All!

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MVNGO was a partner organization in a FP7-PIC CALL, programme which has been now integrated in the new Horizon 2020 programme.

The overall aim of “Europe for All!” was to provide a training course on inclusive tourism targeted at tourism providers.

The main aspects stressed by the project were as follows:

main attention focused on the quality of the service offered;

empowering ìtourism offers for peop,e with disabilities;

facilitating European mobilities of disabled tourists.

The touristic offer was mostly based on a product conceived on the main idea that tourism has to be accessible to everyone.

This transnational activity was focused on supporting the empowerment of tourism services through a comparative research among the 5 countries of the consortium strengthening the relationship between Italy, Greece, Germany, Turkey and Uk.

The Consortium was born for promoting a mutual exchange of best practices and methodologies among countries in order to develop the sense of belonging to Europe and to facilitate transnational mobility of people with disabilities.

The touristic training highlighted the following characteristics :

–          High quality of the service;

–          Swot analysis

–          Main concept of inclusive tourism;

–          Communication;

–          Welcome set;

–          Marketing Campaign.

This project was aimed on producing a benefit for the community of resident creating employability and new job opportunities for local people aimed to provide an high standard of the tourism offer for disable bodies starting from the analysis of their needs.

As mentioned above the main aims of the project were triple:

– fostering the mobility through inclusive approach of tourism field;

– transfer new methodologies and competencies to tourism providers;

– promote new job opportunities.

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FP7 “Forever Young!”

Forever Young!

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MVNGO is partner in a FP7-PIC CALL (Facilitating transnational low season tourism exchanges in Europe encouraging Senior Citizens to travel), programme which now merged in the new Horizon 2020.

The project “Forever Young!” is aimed at building a learning network of partners active in the field of sustainable tourism in rural areas.

The main aim was to promote a transnational cooperation among the following countries Italy, Germany, Turkey, Uk and Greece in term of sharing information, best practice and knowledge on improving the quality of life in rural areas (create a new job opportunity through tourism). All the partners were engaged in offering an unique regional experience to the tourism offer as an added value promoting sustainable tourism and cultural heritage in these regions.

The aim of sustainable tourism is to ensure that development brings a positive experience for local people, tourism companies and the tourists themselves, generating a low impact on the environment and local culture as possible, while helping to generate future employment for local people.

Sustainable tourism is an adopted practice in successful ecotourism.

The main aim of the Consortium was create a joint initiative for promoting eco-tourism and all the opportunities linked to it (excursions, agritourism, bio-tourism and so on) through regional marketing actions.

All the partners will promote joint initiatives sharing experience through structured action: seminars, conferences, comparative guides (that are easily reproducible, comparable and could be disseminated in different countries).

All the joint actions were promoted through an unique platform through the web aiming at sensitizing tourists to an eco-oriented attitude enjoying the nature. All the partners will use the same label in all the promotional materials that states the sense of belonging to the network.

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Grundtvig Study Visit at CECIS NGO

Study Visit at CECIS NGO


The Study Visit took place in Targu Jiu (Romania), in the premises of the Romanian NGO CECIS, between May 9-15 2012.

The purpose of the Study Visit was to carry out an activity of  “job-shadowing” (observation) with an institution involved in the field of adult education (formal or non-formal).

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United Nations UNDEF Leaders of Tomorrow

Leaders of Tomorrow

The Island of Sardinia is fighting youth unemployment and youth depopulation caused by the lack of job opportunities. Nowadays, youngsters (especially those with higher qualifications) are moving abroad for seeking job provoking desolation and frustration specially in the peripheral areas.

The rest of the youth population is totally demotivated.
Young people are the key factor of the region’s success. Therefore Sardinia needs informed and active youth ready to take on civic responsibility thus ensuring strengthening of our young democracy and civil society in the future. It is therefore essential for the future of Sardinia society to focus on the education of its youth developing their participatory and leadership skills and instigating their activism.

The project Leaders of Tomorrow involved over 450 direct participants and was based on empowerment of youth leaders, teachers and local authority representatives seeking to promote civic activism and participation as core democratic values and tools of civil society.

The main long-term effect of the program was the significant increase in youth involvement in decision-making processes at local level.The multiplier effect was achieved by dissemination of promotional and advocacy materials and media outreach programs reaching over a million viewers.





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