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Fondazione Con il Sud Together For Tavolara

Together for Tavolara

Mine Vaganti NGO woked in cooperation with the prestigious Fondazione Con il Sud.

For the deadline of May 2015, Mine Vaganti NGO designed in collaboration with the Marine Protected Area of Tavolara a project that aims to raise awareness to environmental protection.

10 qualified partners were involved in the Consortium: Area Marina Protetta Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo; Associazione Slow Dive; Centro Nautico Levante; Reef Check; ITCG Attilio Deffenu di Olbia; Be The Change; Università degli Studi di Sassari; Comune di Olbia; Comune di Loiri – Porto San Paolo and Comune di San Teodoro.

Together for Tavolaraincluded actions of active citizenship and environmental awareness-raising activities about the Protected Maritime Area of Tavolara.

The project lasted two years consists of marine and land activities to involve the population of the surrounding area.

The architrave of the project is represented by the concept of “Citizen Science”, which the Oxford Dictionary defines as “The collection and analysis of data by an audience, which takes part in a project in collaboration with professional scientists.

The lines of action were 4: non-formal education, diving, sailing and data collection and analysis.

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NHEI Consortium Staff and Teachers Mobility

MVNGO has been managing the National Higher Education Consortium since 2015, in cooperation with 8 Italian Universities (University of Sassari, University of Cagliari, University “Kore” of Enna, University of Messina, University Tor Vergata of Rome, Academy of Fine Arts “Mario Sironi” of Sassari, Academy of Fine Arts of Macerata, University of Foggia).

In addition and complementary to the student mobility dimension, the NHEI Consortium offers mobility grants for training (Staff Mobility for Training) to technical-administrative staff and mobility grants for teaching purposes (Staff Mobility for Teaching) to teachers and researchers of the Higher Education Institutions participating in the Erasmus + Program.

Mobility for training purposes is intended to support the professional development of staff through training events abroad (excluding participation in conferences) and Job Shadowing periods / observation / training periods at a partner University or a foreign company. The mobility for teaching purposes allows to carry out a teaching period abroad in the framework of a mobility program agreed with a University holding the ERASMUS University Card (ECHE), with which a specific inter-institutional agreement has been stipulated. The staff of the partner Universities of the Consortium is entitled to apply.

In the academic year 2017/2018, the NHEI Consortium will offer 10 mobility grants for staff and 3 for teachers.

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Europe For Citizens Town Twinning Tempio Pausania-Barcelos

Beyond the borders: Active Citizens build a new European perspective

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The project ” Beyond the borders: Active Citizens build a new European perspective” took place in March 2016 and aimed at building a network of partners active in the field of active citizenship in two internal Mediterranean cities affected by depopulation. The main aims were: to promote transnational cooperation among Italy and Portugal, sharing and transferring information, good practice and knowledge on improving the quality of the life in inner depressed areas raising their opportunity stimulating the active citizenship.

The overall aim of the project was to stimulate active citizenship actions in between the two countries in order to facilitate intercultural dialogue and to foster the sense of solidarity.

Both Municipalities are facing serious problems and both belong to really depressed areas (affected by geographical isolation: Internal rural areas in Gallura and the northern region of Portugal) and their economy is mainly based on third sector.

Tempio Pausania and Barcelos share similar traditions and both of them realized several local action based on the promotion of active citizenship (voluntary work, university of the third ages, social tourism) which are become during the years a strong column of the population.

In time of economic crisis, stimulating solidarity among citizens through be local actions means sorting out from the sense of isolation and frustration which affects the majority of the population.

The Municipality of Tempio Pausania hosted 50 participants of different ages from both municipalities to create a moment of knowledge and mutual understanding and an occasion for exchanging ideas, raising awareness about common issues and studying solutions to common problems, encouraging active citizenship and having the pleasure to meet each other.

Activities:

-Platform network: create jointly action of exchange of volunteers and common future European projects

-Creation of a common event: the festival of solidarity

 

 

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K1 Youth YE Ass. Pitagora “You Parkour”

“You Parkour!” was a Youth Exchange implemented in Sassari between April 20-27 2018. The project was applied by Associazione Paritaria Pitagora (ACP), with the support of MVNGO in project design and implementation.

MVNGO and ACP have developed a long-standing cooperation, under whose frame MVNGO supports the Association in the development and implementation of its project proposals in the field of Erasmus Plus KA1 mobility.

The Youth Exchange involved 44 Young people potential Youth leaders aged 14-20 from the partner countries, Sweden and Italy.

The aim of the project was to foster creative and innovative methodologies of non formal education between Sweden and Italy based on the combination between Hip Hop and Parkour as forms of artistic expression (Street Arts).

Parkou and Hip Hop were foreseen in light of their being perfect communicational vehicles to reach out to nowadays’ Young people empowering them to bring about social change at the community level.

Learning objectives of the YE were:

  • To raise knowledge on urban social issues and revitalize decadent spaces of city centers by stimulating active Youth participation.
  • To explore new creative tools of NFE education enabling youngsters to become  future Youth leaders of Tomorrow, solving the challenges of their communities.
  • To promote intercultural dialogue and mutual Exchange between Italy and Sweden.
  • To promote healthy lifestyles by means of alternative instruments as parkour.

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H2020 Call 2019

MVNGO is presently working on the preparation of a project proposal in the frame of the upcoming Horizon 2020 Call “Open schooling and collaboration on science education” (Deadline: November 7th 2019) as head of a Consortium of international partner organizations.

The main focus of the call is the creation of new partnerships in local communities to foster improved science education for all the citizens. Eligible project proposals comprise actions based on collaboration between formal, non-formal and informal science education providers, enterprises and civil society aimed at integrating the concept of open schooling (across the levels wherein school education spans) in science  education.

For the purposes of the present Call, “open schooling” is considered as the settings wherein schools, in cooperation with other stakeholders act as agents of community well-being, families are encouraged to become active parteners in school life/activities as well as professionals from business/civil society (including NGOs) are involved in bringing real-life rojects to the classroom.

The propoposal presently under development by MVNGO focuses on Citizen Science as a participatory approach to green issues and education.

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Grundtvig In-Service Training Education and Sport for All

Education and Sport for All

 

The main aim of this training course, which took place in Sassari (Sardinia), between 1 and 5 April 2014, was to teach 5 adult learners how to use sport as an educational tool for inclusion using the non formal education method.

Actually, the TC was aimed to demonstrate how to create games using sport therapy according to the necessities of people with special needs developing concrete activities for including them into the community.

Those games are called “adaptive games” because they are adaptable according to the ability of participants: everyone will be in the same level and feeling actively involved in the game.

Participants analyzed the aggregative power of sport, using it as a tool for fighting against discrimination.

In concrete the learning aim of the TC were as follows:

– To show how Sport can be the perfect tool of inclusion and stimulate in the activities people with less opportunities (specially disable bodies);

-To break stereotypes towards vulnerable groups providing the participants with a good understanding about social inclusion/exclusion, discrimination, human rights education;

– To create an international network of professionals, volunteers, associations aimed to disseminate successful good practices at international level and gathering new ideas from each other in order to amplify the multiplier.

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Photovoice Comune di Olbia

Photovoice

The project was entirely funded by the Municipality of Olbia and implemented by MVNGO.

The activities involved 2 classes of the third High School year of the Institute and were implemented by two collaborators of MVNGO, a Trainer expert in Non Formal Education and a Facilitator.

“Photovoice Olbia” was a project involving youngsters aged between 16 and 18 from Istituto Superiore Amsicora IPIA, also through the use of communication media as photographs and videos, developing their creativity and putting the latter to the service of the citizenry through the promotion of active citizenship. “Photovoice Olbia” activated a path allowing young people to develop their own points of view regarding the world surrounding them as well as to exploit these as tools of social change through the use of photography, videos and group discussion. The language of imagery, easily accessible for young people in particular, was combined with text language by the development of digital instruments and of widespread tools as smartphones, bringing into being an original and innovative methodology of research and analysis about urban contexts and ordinary life experiences, which contributed to the development of the critical thinking of the youngsters involved, giving voice to marginalized individuals and areas of the city.

 

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Grundtvig Workshop “Inclusive Methods on Foreign Language”

Inclusive Methods on Foreign Language

The aim of the Grundtvig Workshop organised in September 2013 by MVNGO was to develop participants’ individual and social skills, relevant to their personal development and learning needs.

During the workshop, the participants’ creativity, teamwork skills, self-confidence and readiness for collaboration with others was enhanced.

Non formal education had a positive influence in people with very different cultural and social background, so it can be used as a tool in the education process, providing competence development for personal self-esteem.

Main activities of the Workshop were planned following the prototype of the simulation method.

The programme of the Workshop consisted of four different parts, where participants had an active role: they had to find out a solution to different types of problems accouring during the classroom sessions about different topics: intercultural dialogue, difficulties of comprehension, cultural behavior and linguistic barriers.

Every teacher could face off problems during his/her daily work.

The aim was to create “adaptive lessons” according to the different capabilities of the potential students to interact or understand another language.

The main activites of the project were based on the use of Non formal education as a supporting method for facilitating the process of Learning a language by foreigners.

The introduction of NFE Education and NFE methods helped to promote Community Content- Based Instruction within the formal educational system, because it:

-Involves students actively in identifying needs and finding solutions,

-Promotes learning that is practical, flexible, and based on real needs,

-Focuses on improving the life of the individual and/or community,

-Encourages students to assess, practice and reflect on their learning,

-Promotes the use of NFE as a facilitator process during the working session.

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Chance for a Change

Chance for a Change

“Chance for a Change” was held in Sardinia in 2014.

The promotion of Green Skills in Sardinia was the main objective of the project granted by Fondazione Banco di Sardegna.

This project was implemented in the Olbia Tempio Province.

Following the current economic crisis in the tourism sector, much of the population aged between 18 and 32 years, especially women, at one time used at least seasonally in the tourism industry, it is unemployed or, even worse, unoccupied .

In this context it is necessary to develop new skills to guarantee the possibility of devising new forms of employment and self-employment which have to be compatible with the tourism economy that characterizes the Gallura Region.

We proposed to create new artistic and technical skills in the collection of polluting materials for the creation of “green” products (recycled) that have a real value in use (eg, lamps, storage , landscaping items , small furniture the house etc.) and a value of “artistic”.

The object then was to create and develop in recipients of second instance a set of green skills  that are the necessary condition for a possible development of a processing techniques of “waste”, urban and not, thus triggering of professional competences in the context of a new green economy.

 

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KA2 Adults “Strate.Gees”

Strategies for refuGees (Strate.Gees)

 

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Strategies for refuGees (Srate,Gees) is an Erasmus Plus Startegic Partnership in the field of Adult education coordinated by the British organization “KBM Consultants Ltd”, with MVNGO in the role of a partner organization. The Consortium of the project is composed of 8 organizations from the UK, Italy, Poland, Greece, Spain, Turkey and Romania.

The main objective of the project s to find, understand and  share good practices to be applied in local territories characterized by tensions and integration problems brought about by refugee flows. The expected achievement is to help deetermining an improvement in the overall local context affected by the recalled issues, offering best services and guiding the population to accept and respond positively to all the humaniarian needs.

With the help of different trainings, workshops, seminars and project meetings, as well as by sharing good practices that have already been tested by partner organizations, partners will see to improve their skills and abilities in the field, as well as to enhance their knowledge and capacity to act at the local/regional level with a view to improving the quality of refugees’/migrants’ lives and minimizing their problems, integrating them in their hosting communities.

 

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