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Capacity Building Youth “Inclusion Through Sport”

Inclusion Through Sport

 

 

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Mine Vaganti NGO coordinates from April 2016 a Capacity Building in the frame of Youth.

The Executive Agency in Bruxelles (EACEA) granted our project “Inclusion Through Sport” (ITS), which will include 12 partners from 4 continents: Italy (Mine Vaganti NGO), Romania (Surf the Earth Project-Step), Bulgaria (Sporten Klub Chempiyns Faktori), Kenya (DAAC International), Senegal (GNO FAR), Cameroon (Global Compassion), Philippines (Palawan State University), Hong Kong-China (The Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong,), India (Baba Bhagwan Dass Educational Society), Guatemala (Techo – Guatemala), Peru (Brigada de Voluntarios Bolivarianos del Peru) and Argentina (Circulo Raices Sardas).

ITS had activities in Senegal, Kenya, Peru, Argentina and Italy: TC, Seminars and Job Shadowings.

A wonderful results for our team of European Project Managers who worked on the idea since almost 2 years.

Moreover, the project intends to foster Sport as a tool of inclusion, to solve interpersonal conflicts among youngsters, to promote tolerance and to assist young people to understand issues of diversity via non formal education.

The ITS intellectual outputs are a Format TC, a Toolkit of ITS Best Practices and the ITS Website.

 

Inclusion Through Sport- Kick off Meeting in Italy

Inclusion Through Sport- Seminar in Senegal

Inclusion Through Sport- Training Course in Argentina

 

Inclusion Through Sport- Job Shadowing in Peru

 

Inclusion Through Sport- Job Shadowing in Senegal

Inclusion Through Sport- Final Conference in Kenya

 

ITS Seminar in Argentina

Format TC ITS Publication

 

 

Handbook ITS FINAL

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Capacity Building Youth “Art for Social Change”

Art for Social Change

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MVNGO was a partner organization in the Erasmus Plus Capacity Building Youth project “Art for Social Change” coordinated by the Bulgarian organization Open Space, with the participation of 3 partner organizations: Soul-Xpressions (Uganda), Chamwino Arts Center (Tanzania) e Mine Vaganti NGO (Italy).

Aim of the project is to assist organizations in Europe and Africa in developing their capacity to work with young people in solving the wide range of problems they encounter in their lives.

The first edition of the project was from 2014 to 2016, where activities were carried out in Bulgaria and Tanzania. The second edition of the project takes place between 2017 to 2018, with events in Tanzania, Bulgaria, Italy and Kampala (Uganda).

Objectives:
– Creation of tools for the development of leadership skills and key competencies in young people (learning skills, initiative, social and civic competences, digital skills);
– Providing practical work by organizing information campaigns and activities, youth initiatives with international participation and local actions;
– Analysis and recognition of non-formal and independent learning for both young people and youth workers through the promotion of lifelong learning and the dissemination of good practices;
– Promotion of a web-based system for sharing information and educational resources which can be used by the partners in the project and other stakeholders.

Attracted and trained, youth leaders will expand the influence of organizations and succeed in generating change, in helping young people more adequately in the wide range of problems they encounter in their lives.

The project engages young people growing up in poverty and serious risk of leaving school early. Stimulating the development of their imagination, creativity, inner strength and self-confidence, we show how disadvantaged young people can get out of poverty, become active participants in society and lead happy, healthy and productive lives.

The project has a positive effect on social development and entrepreneurship in deprived areas in Europe and Africa, and among groups suffering from scarce access to resources and information, and seeks to provide them with smart, sustainable and inclusive growth to develop the competencies of young people and new skills to fight poverty and cultural isolation.

 

 

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KA2 Adults “Educitizens”

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The EU Youth Strategy seeks to encourage young people to participate in democratic processes and in society. The methods include to develop mechanisms for engaging in dialogue with young people and facilitating their participation in the shaping of national policies and supporting ways of ‘learning to participate’ from an early age.

‘Learning to participate’ includes skills, such as digital literacy, entrepreneurship, project planning and management, social awareness and interaction, allowing young learners to increase their employability.

The proposed project will therefore address the aims of the Paris ‘declaration on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education of 2015, in which the European education minister announced to support political education in order to fight radicalization. Identifying smart practices in training participation and citizenship will help to achieve social, democratic and intercultural skills for learners but as well facilitators. It will increase critical thinking and foster media competences.

All over Europe, citizen participation is often hindered by a lack of information, communication and cooperation between affected stakeholders as well as limited access to knowledge of the options available for voicing local interests. Citizens and stakeholders therefore require an overview of existing training tools and methods that can help overcome those barriers to participation.

However, in the past years a waste number of tools and methods had been developed in the different educational sectors and national systems. We believe that instead of reinventing methods, it will be more productive to evaluate existing tools in all sectors, identify good practices, collect and review them and share them in a specific format. Therefore the project consortium consists out of partner from different education sectors, covering the geographic scope of all of Europe. The project coordinator is Comparative Research Network e.V.And the partners of the Project are Suomen ympäristöopisto SYKLI oy (Finland), Federação das Associações Juvenis do Distrito do Porto (Portugal), Mine Vaganti NGO (Italy), Yildirim Beyazit Universitesi (Turkey), Stowarzyszenie Pastwisko.org (Poland), European Geography Association for Students & Young Geographers (Netherlands).

Concrete situations where the results of the project will have impact are:

Vocational education for people working on the empowerment of citizens especially those with vulnerable rights (ethnical minorities, people suffering from structural poverty, disabled people etc.): social workers, local development agents, civil association members, teachers, and any other professionals

– In adult education where innovative methods are required in order to empower citizens participation in local level programs

– In other teaching situations, such as higher education, primary and secondary school education and youth programs

This capacity building on teachers and trainers will further have an impact on all learners, improving their personal skills and in this way increasing their employability.

Earlier projects by the different partners on good practices proofed that a Trans-national analysis produce results which are highly relevant and transferable, complementary and the fast applicable in other countries. For this reason plus the fact that we are seeking European answers for participation, the project has to be Trans-national.

The project seeks to create an evaluation grid for identifying best practice in citizenship building and collect those practices in a method handbook. This handbook can be understood as a tool-box for trainers, teachers and other facilitators in order to create innovative and tested instructions all over Europe and across all educational sectors. The project will run for two years and will consists out of a number of multinational meetings (each partner will organize one) where good practice methods are presented and discussed.

The grid and the method handbook will be open access and should be used by institutions from all education sectors in formal and non-formal learning. The project can be understood as a pre-assessment of the needs to create and test European curricula in citizenship building. The project target directly trainer and teacher in all educational sectors.

Through sharing good practices of participation and citizenship we seek impact on all administrative, organisational and educative levels. We expect the participants of the project to extend their knowledge on training participation and citizenship and how this is done in Europe.


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