K1 Youth TC Setea

SETEA is an Erasmus Plus KA1 multiactivity project (2 Training Courses) coodinated by the Croatian NGO “Rijeka Sport’s Association“, with MVNGO as a partner organization and hosting organization of one of the project Training Courses.

The project will involve 40 youth workers and leaders from partner organizations. SETEA aims at allowing youth operators (youth workers and leaders) and potential Sport entrepreneurs to employ Sport methods and practices to spread entrepreneurial mindset and skills among disadvantaged youngsters in partner countries.


  • To provide participants with knowledge, skills and attitudes to employ Sport to spread entrepreneurial attitudes and skills among disadvantaged youth;
  • To promote cooperation among countries belonging to different European regions affected by similar problems of youth unemployment and exclusion;
  • To develop a sustainable network among organizations in the Youth and sport fields;
  • To explore the meaning, relevance and potential of youth entrepreneurship for increasing youth employability;
  • To reflect and Exchange opinions/researches about the youth unemployment and entrepreneurship in different European countries in the field of sport;
  • To explore Sport as an area of concrete entrepreneurial engagement for young people;
  • To share examples of good practices combating youth unemployment in sport.

SETEA foresees the implementation of 2 Training Courses, as follows:

Training Course 1 “Sport is the Way!”

The Training Course was implemented in Italy (Sassari) between March 11-17 2018, with the participation of 20 Youth workers and leaders involved in Non Formal Education through Sport.

TC activities were based on Non Formal Education tools as a medium for conveying entrepreneurial practices and values. The final outcome was the production of a Guidebook on Entrepreneurial Skills Development through Sport Education which alongside the knowledge and attitudes developed by participants during the TC will contribute in acting as multipliers disseminating TC outcomes within participants’ home organizations and to the larger audience of persons interested in becoming youth entrepreneurs.

Training Course 2 “Give Entrepreneurship a Run!”

The Training Course took place in Rijeka (Croatia) between June 23-29 2018. The participants were 20 among experienced Youth workers and potential Young sport entrepreneurs reached through dissemination of the first project TC.


SETEA Training Course “Sport is the Way!”



SETEA Training Course “Give Entrepreneurship a Run!”


The Guidebook in Entrepreneurial Skills Development Through Sport Education, developed by participants as a final outcome of the project


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K1 Youth YE Smart Tourism & Dance For Inclusion

“Smart Tourism” and “Dance for Inclusion” were two mobility projects within the framework of the KA1 action of the Erasmus Plus program implemented simultaneously by Mine Vaganti NGO in the locality of San Teodoro (Sardinia, Italy).

Smart Tourism involved a total of 28 youngsters aged 18-25 from 5 European countries (Italy, Poland, Spain, Romania and Bulgaria). The objective of the project was to develop actions of active citizenship focused on the promotion of the territorial and cultural heritage in the context of social tourism.
The Youth exchange intended to develop the ability of young people to discover a territory and its culture through the knowledge of traditions, environmental heritage, through little-known itineraries and routes that allowed to get to know in depth a people and its land.

The activities were aimed at achieving the following learning objectives:
– to strengthen participants’ awareness of other peoples and cultures by promoting intercultural dialogue;
– develop the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of young Europeans;
– enhance participants’ knowledge of the traditions and territories of other European countries;
– learn the importance of the development of social and environmentally sustainable tourism;
– recognize the identity of European values and roots beyond differences;

The youngsters have been involved in the discovery of itineraries of other countries, traditions and cultures that have not been valorized with the aim of creating a unique final product: Guide on cultural tourism as a path for meeting and personal development of young people.

Dance for Inclusion” is a multi-activity project within the KA1 action within which the “Dancing Together towards the Future” Youth Exchange has been implemented, hosted by Mine Vaganti NGO in San Teodoro. The Exchange involved a total of 22 young people between 18 and 25 years of age from Italy and Spain. The young people involved came from disadvantaged and / or peripheral areas of Italy and Spain. The aim was to develop the social and relational skills of young people and their participatory attitudes through the use of non-formal education combined with dance.

The Exchange aimed at achieving the following results:
-Promote a participatory approach to youth education based on a “bottom-up” mechanism in which young people have the opportunity to participate as equal in the development of innovative methodologies.
-Promote the participation of young people at the European level.

The final result of the Exchange was represented by a Flash Mob implemented by the same participants in the host location.

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K1 Youth YE The Best Shot of Youth

The Best Shot of Youth

MVNGO supported the Informal Group Moving Values in the implementation of the bilateral Youth Exchange “The Best Shot of Youth”, April 21-28 2018.

The project involved the participation of a total 44 youngsters coming from disadvantaged areas/peripheries in Italy and Spain (22 youngsters per youth exchange).

The project aimed at promoting full social inclusion of youngsters living in disadvantaged rural and urban areas through two different Youth Exchanges based on Non Formal Education tools and methodologies involving the use of Music and Dance as the main educational instrument.


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K1 Youth YE New Media New People

“New Media New People” was a Youth Exchange held in Porto Conte (Sardinia) between August 18-23 2018. The Youth Exchange was implemented by the Informal Youth Group “Purple Cow”, with the support of MVNGO.

Participants were 35 youngsters aged 18-25.

This YE dealt with the importance of reconciliation and peacebuilding processes stimulating the sense of solidarity and promoting intercultural dialogue.

During the YE New Media tools (social networking sites, online video and photo channels) were integrated with non formal educational activities focused on the intercultural dialogue.

New media were used throughout the project as an effective tool of communication and dissemination.

In Europe we all live in a multicultural environment. For each of us, knowledge related to multiculturalism is particularly important, especially for the cause of greater integration. Nowadays we need to educate youngsters to get rid of the stereotypes and prejudices tied to their cultural and Mass Media influenced “luggage”.

The current situation of Europe, which is challenged with receiving and integrating refugees requires an innovative and more effective education of youth. Knowledge and attitudes connected with respect for others and respect for different cultures have to be spread among young people, who will form the Europe of tomorrow. This youth will shape future life, politics and social affairs. That is why it is so important to prepare young people for the new challenges posed by a modern, globalized world and get the youngsters to be engaged in an active citizenship.

This project focused on new media, especially social media networks as a part of everyday online communication practices of young people. During the YE participants will learn through non formal education, how to use different new media channels and applications to promote respect for cultural differences, sense of solidarity and foster intercultural dialogue. Participants also used new social media skills as writing, making photography, filmmaking, creating music to transmit positive messages on the Internet and shaping a society based on tolerance and cultural diversity.

The main objectives of the project were:
– Promote respect for different cultures and knowledge about different nations and religions;
– Launch dialogue and cultural exchange among the participants;
– Encourage respect for diversity and tolerance;
– Achieve a multiplier effect.
– Promote new media as a tool for spreading tolerance and respect for difference among youngsters;
– Make participants ambassadors of multiculturalism with their peers.


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K1 VET TyFoonCat


Mine Vaganti NGO was partner of the TyFoonCat project, written and implemented in collaboration with the coordinating body Institute of Higher Education Ciuffelli-Einaudi.

MVNGO was the reference body for mobility of the Region of Sardinia.

Erasmus + – Action KA1 VET is a sectorial program that is part of the wider Erasmus +, the European Union’s Education, Training, Youth and Sport 2014-2020 program. It has the goal of offering opportunities for study, training, work experience or volunteering abroad, and developing, through transnational cooperation, quality, innovation and the European dimension in systems and practices in the field of vocational training, thus contributing to the promotion of a Europe of knowledge. Through the specific VET measure the program supports the pursuit of professional internships abroad to be held at companies and institutions. For internships is meant specifically the pursuit of a period of training and / or professional experience.

Within the Erasmus + sector, the Institute of Higher Education Ciuffelli-Einaudi received € 755,591.00 for the year 2015 to fund the 210 mobility mobility of 6 weeks to be held at organizations in EU countries.



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K1 VET Passpartout

Passpartout 2020

“Passpartout 2020” is an Erasmus Plus KA1 project in the VET field targeted at 100 students enrolled in the 3rd and 4th High School years coming from 4 Italian Regions with the objective of fostering their competences in the field of Digital Tourism.

The project consists in offering the partecipating students the opportunity of attending internship experiences in foreign businesses connected to the field of digital tourism in one of the following countries: Ireland, England, Malta, Spain and France.

Digital Tourism is an emerging and fast developing business sector in Italy, wherein a 3% growth in tourism accommodation services’ purchases was registered in 2016 as compared with the year 2015. Among all the sectors of tourism services, Mobile Commerce by means of Mobile devices has known the highest growth in terms of percentage, with a 70% increase as compared with 2015.

Italian tourists are particularly active in purchasing tourism services of every kind by means of digital instruments/architectures.

Passpartout 2020 was developed with a specific sectorial approach focused on the individuation of professional profiles satifying the requirement of innovation so as to allow a smooth and durable integration of Youth beneficiaries in the labour market as well as developing the transversal skills forming the basis for a future  self-entrepreneurial engagement in the tourism Sector.

The project aims at:

– Reducing educational dropout rates through promoting paths and strategies of internationalization.

Training professional profiles that are competitive in the labour market in the field of tourism and in the related fields: social media, marketing, creation/development of digital instruments and new technologies.

– Promoting national cooperation among regions in order to create a network of knowledge and favour the recognition of competences acquired during extra-curricular experiences.


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K1 Youth YE Youth Picture

Youth Picture


Mine Vaganti NGO (MVNGO) organised a Youth Exchange in the frame of the Erasmus+ Key Action 1, Youth Picture

Activity: August 17-25 San Teodoro (travel days inc.) Target Group: youth workers, social workers plus a youth member of their organisation willing to act as multipliers in their territory.

The project represented a jointly elaborated effort based on NFE methods aimed at empowering youngsters, with a particular focus on NEET youths, in being active drivers of development of degraded urban areas through the use of Photography as a tool for expressing their feelings, ideas as well as narrating the peculiarities characterizing each local reality.

The choice of Photography as the main educational vehicle was based on the assumption that images can be more impacting than words.

Photography has a specific social usefulness in breaking stereotypes, promoting mutual understanding and empathy, facilitating processes of social inclusion and social change in general.

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K2 Youth We’ll Let Youth In

We’ll Let Youth In


Mine Vaganti NGO coordinates the Erasmus Plus KA2 Strategic Partnership in the field of Youth “We’ll Let Youth In”, in cooperation with a Consortium composed of 2 international partners from Romania (CECIS) and Sweden (IFALL). All partner organizations are directly engaged in supporting disadvantaged categories of NEET youths through the management of Youth Centers as specialized facilities wherein disadvantaged young people are involved in recreational and educational activities delivered through NFE targeted at empowering them with soft skills, employability skills, civic and social competences.

The project will last a total 24 months (March 2017-February 2019).

Many youngsters in European countries face the harsh realities of marginalization and social exclusion in their daily lives.

In this respect, the problems faced by disadvantaged NEET youngsters– which represent the main target category in the daily operations of Youth Centers managed by partner organizations- are particularly severe and wide-ranging, as is their overall socioeconomic vulnerability.

Indeed, these youngsters face substantial disparities with their peers in realms as disparate as education, employability, personal development, civic and social participation. Among the most visible symptoms of the foregoing disparities is a substantial percentage of early school leavers as well as engagement in socially and personally disruptive conduits (drug/alcohol abuse, vandalism, violence, petty crime etc.) among disadvantaged NEET youngsters.

A SWOT analysis coordinately enacted by partner organizations further identified the aloofness of disadvantaged NEET youngsters from institutional circuits of education and support (Schools, Associations, Political Parties etc.) as one of the main factors underneath the partial failure of formal setups in providing a comprehensive approach to ensure social integration, employability and personal development of these fragile categories.

The context outlined above calls for the development of an integrated educational approach building on existing structures where disadvantaged youths are involved and supported as well as instruments of education capable of engaging youngsters for socially meaningful purposes by “speaking their language”.

The present cooperation provides such an approach by promoting the role of Youth Centers as crucial links between youngsters and formal structures of education, employability and participation as well as by enhancing the role of NFE as an educational vehicle by which sensible youth target groups can be provided with the attitudes, soft skills, basic employability skills, civic as well as social skills necessary to fully and proficiently participate in education, labour market and global community life.

“We’ll Let You In” (WLYI) foresees to attain the aforementioned goals through a strategic cooperation wherein disadvantaged youth NEETs from each partner organization will be involved in three mobility experiences in which they will enter into contact with peers from other partner countries, attend common educational activities delivered through Non Formal Education related to each partner’s area of expertise as well as work on the development of shared outputs.

At the same time, partner organizations will engage in a sharing of knowledge, best practices and NFE tools whose results will be disseminated in the internal structure of each organization, increasing staff professionalism and by consequence the quality of NFE activities delivered in Youth Centers. Promotion and dissemination of outputs and materials by partners through a variety of online and offline tools will make sure that the results arrived at in the context of the present project will sensibly enhance and support Youth Centers and NGOs throughout Europe.

Project aims:

– Fostering empowerment and inclusion of disadvantaged NEET youngsters through international mobility, peer-interaction and Non Formal Education.

– Raise awareness among policy-makers, NGOs, stakeholders and the general public about the role of Youth Centers as hybrid structures (recreational/educational) supporting youth integration and development (in particular of the most disadvantaged youth categories) through NFE and as such narrowing disparities and gaps left by the formal education system).

– Exchange knowledge, best practices and NFE tools among NGOs from different European countries as a means to collect national/cultural backpacks and toolkits of NFE in order to improve professionalism of youth workers, variety and quality of educational activities delivered in Youth Centers with a view to enhancing quality and effectiveness of youth work in Europe.

The main element of innovation of the present project is represented by the nature and the scope of the partnership in relation to the target group we aim at impacting: disadvantaged youth NEETs.

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Collaborative Partnership Sport PASSPORT


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PASSPORT is a Collaborative Partnership Sport coordinated by the Croatian organization Rijeka Sport’s Association and partnered by MVNGO. The project comprises an international Consortium of 6 organizations from Croatia,Slovenia, Austria, Italy and Bulgaria.

PASSPORT promotes and supports dual career fro athletes by setting up a transnational network of partners that will develop a Platform for the training of athletes in Sport management, hence contributing to their employability.

Benefits for athletes involved in dual career programmes are clearly articulated in sport research. By identifying and exchanging the best practices in developing and adapting the curriculum of sport management studies to the needs of the athlete the project PASSPORT will address the needs and benefits identified at EU level in the field of dual careers in sport:

The project foresees the following activities:

Kick-off meeting with partners’n representatives in Italy (2 representatives per partner).

– Mid-term meeting in Bulgaria (2 representatives per partner organization)

Set of local workshops for Sport athletes in all partner countries (20 athletes plis 12 experts and 2 members of host project team per country)

– Final Conference with partners’ representatives in Croatia (2 representatives per partner)

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Languages for European Niche Tourism (LENT) 

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“Languages for European Niche Tourism” (LENT) is a Strategic Partnership in the field of VET coordinated by the German organization Comparative Research Network  (CRN). The Consortium of partners, comprising MVNGO, counts 7 organizations from Germany, UK, Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Italy and Spain.

The project intends to support niche tourism sectors in undertaking early stage Language Learning and improve their ability to speak to their customers, improve customer satsfaction and spend. The project focuses on hard to learn and emerging tourism languages allowing smaller companies free, open access to tourism specific language material in 14 languages, providing audio and text-based vocabulary.

In the frame of LENT, partners will develop the following Intellectual Outputs:

1) A “Core Language Vocabulary” in written and audio format containing core tourism language as defined by Sector experts.

2) A “Specialist Language Vocabulary”, containing a vocabulary, both written and audio, composed of a combination of 600 words which can be translated in any of the 14 languages.

3) A “Web and Mobile Language Application”, containing the two sets of words and phrases and allowing any-way translation between any of the 14 languages identified as being priority to support the tourism niche sectors growth

LENT foresees the following meetings aimed at exchanging best practices and streamlining the production of project outputs throughout the 30 months of the cooperation:

– Meeting (Berlin, October 2017)

– Partners’ Meeting 1 (Valencia, February 2018)

– Partners’ Meeting 3 (Chania, July 2018)

– Partners’ Meeting 4 (Izmir, December 2018)

– Partners’ Meeting 5 (Arcos de Valdevez, June 2019)

– Partners’ Meeting 6 (Sassari, October 2019)

– Final Meeting (Berliin, February 2020)

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