Collaborative Partnership Sport YASV MVNGO Coordinator

Young Ambassadors for Sport and Volunteering


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Mine Vaganti NGO coordinates the Collaborative Partnership in the Sport field “Young Ambassadors for Sport and Volunteering” involving an international Consortium of 3 organizazions from Dennmark (TIK Volley), Bulgaria, (BulSport) and Poland (Regional Volunteer Center of Kielce).

The project aims at promoting voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport for all.

The involvement of volunteers in sports is a key factor to the success and long term sustainability of sport clubs, organizations and events. Sport organizations and clubs all over Europe play a crucial role in encouraging and engaging people to get physically active. Unfortunately, the level of civic involvement in voluntary activities related to sport is still low. An EU Barometer survey indicates that generally only 7 % of the EU citizens engage in volunteering activities in sport.

The project deploys a small collaborative partnership of engaged organization from the 4 angles of EU creating a team of 20 Volunteer Sport Ambassadors, which will operate at the local level, with the support of the organizations “Volunteer Sport Ambassadors” will be trained to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle, promote sport culture and voluntary activities in sport, as well as try to increase participation in volunteering and equal access to sport for all The organizations, through the Volunteer Sport Ambassadors, will carry out various activities in view of awareness about the importance of health-enhancing physical activity through increased participation in, and equal access to, sport for all.





Training Course Bulgaria, May 2017

The YASV Ambassadors


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K2 Capacity Building Youth Inclusion Through Sport

Inclusion Through Sport




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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KA2 Capacity Building Youth Art for Social Change (Vol.1&2)

Art for Social Change


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).

– 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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K2 Adults Educitizens




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 (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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MVNGO EYF 2018 “Let’s Be a Noisy Majority Against Political Extremism!”

MVNGO EYF 2018 “Let’s Be a Noisy Majority Against Political Extremism!”


“Let’s Be a Noisy Majority Against Political Extremism!” (LBNMAPE) is a skills development activity that will gather a total 20 youth operators aged 18-30 from across North Sardinia between December 03-08 2018 (6 full days of activity).
The SDA will empower involved youth operators to employ Non Formal Education (NFE) techniques as a tool to counter extremist political thought and speech (hereinafter political extremism) among young people as well as promote their active engagement in countering the latter within their communities.
The project takes its inspiration from the rising challenge brought by political extremism (with a particular focus on the growth of right-wing, “sovranist”, xenophobic and hate enticing movements and propaganda streams) to the stability of European societies and to the peaceful coexistence of the different components therein represented In this context, young people represent vulnerable targets to extremism, targets of extremist movements (as is often the case for young people belonging to minorities (i.e. Roma) with a migrant/refugee background) and, also, an under-activated vehicle of positive participation which might determine a positive impact through bottom-up engagement in countering the diffused dynamics of stereotyping and over-simplification which provide a breeding ground for extremist movements.
In the above outlined purpose is to be achieved, yet, it is fundamental that youth workers and organizations are provided with instruments and methods to act as catalysts of a positive political awareness and participation among the youth.
LBNMAPE will achieve the aforementioned goal within the youth dimension, with a focus on pursuing the priority n.2 “Youth Participation and Youth Work” of CoE’s Youth Secto Priorities.
In light of the above, the project pursues point n. 2 of EYF focus for Pilot Activities in 2018, with reference to “Activities supporting young people’s political awareness, active citizenship, civil involvement, participation and decision making at local and regional levels”.


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Move Week 2014

Move Week 2014


A day of “Sport for All” organized by UISP Sassari and Mine Vaganti NGO, two of the five Italian organizations that are part of the Network of ISCA organizing the European week of sport, MOVE Week.
Sunday, October 5, 2014, in the fantastic scenario of the Park of Bunnari in Sassari various sports activities were proposed:
Race, Trekking, Soft Gym, Climbing, Archery, Horse riding, Surf, Mini Volleyball, Basketball 3 × 3, Handball, Sardinian Dances, Sports and Non Formal Education.
The day also had moments of entertainment, nature, music and refreshments with free admission.
The event is part of the European campaign Now We Move.
Now we Move is a European campaign, organized by ISCA (International Sport and Culture Association) in collaboration with ECF (European Cyclists’ Federation) which aims to combat sedentary lifestyles, reverse the disturbing data on physical activity among young and old in Europe and bring as many citizens as possible to healthy lifestyles through proper physical activity.
Flagship event of the campaign is MOVE Week, a week dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical activity, which was held from September 29 to October 5, 2014.

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Grundtvig Workshop “Overcome Borders- Gain Mobility”

Grundtvig Workshop “Overcome Borders- Gain Mobility”

MVNGO took part in the GRUNDTVIG workshop “Overcome Boders- Gain Mobility” implemented in Berlin by the German organization “Comaprative Research Network” (CRN) between July 14-20 2013.

The Workshop focused on the topic of the concept of “territorial borders” and on how the latter changed with the passing of time. The topic was addressed starting from the evolution known by the dynamics of integration (particularly in the European frame) and globalization, characterized by a renegotiation of identitarian and cultural belongings, whose increased porosity and  blurriness stands in stark contrast with the rigidity (often of an exclusive, violent and intimidating nature) which accompained territorial demarcation lines in past eras.

In the above perspective, Berlin was chosen as an optimal setting, in light of it representing a microcosm, geographical and historic in nature, of the political and territorial dynamics typical of key phases of conflict in global history (with a particular reference to the Cold War).

During the workshop, participants discussed how to progress towards overcoming the concept of border in the future as well as reflected over the arbitrary nature of the distinctions brought about by territorial frontiers.

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Fondazione Banco Sardegna Decisamente Abili! Follow Up

Decisamente Abili! Follow Up

“Decisamente Abili! ” was a follow up action of the Initiative Youth (Youth in Action Programme ) undertaken by MVNGO and  granted by the Fondazione Banco di Sardegna .

The overall aim of the project was to create a group of young people enable to be  volunteers in our region to support  the activities of local associations, such as Mine Vaganti European Youth Group and Amici del Sorriso.

MVNGO which promotes mobility through European Community programs, after taking part in a Study Session on physical disability, involved the second, who has been working with young people with Down syndrome by offering innovative theater methods to include them in Gallura’s community.

As an association MVNGO has experienced these dynamics taking part in some European projects, thanks to the participation in activities sponsored by various Community programs such as Youth in Action.

Unique and fundamental objective of the two associations involved, MVNGO and Amici del Sorriso, is the sharing of skills: the individuals with disadvantages, depending on the context, were represented by disabled children or youngsters from Gallura.

At the end of the project, the whole Group gained new skills and constructive acceptance of its limits, the group was finally united in being differenty abled!

Thanks to the support of Fondazione Banco di Sardegna it was possible to carry on additional activities to support those already implemented during the Youth Initiative.



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The main objective of the WEEELABS project is the creation of a strategic partnership between organizations with experience in the social field, for working and learning together exploring new opportunities for employability of youth in a situation or at serious risk of exclusion, through:

● the development of a non-formal education methodology adapted from technological innovation contexts (FabLab – Fabrication Laboratories) and based on the principle of “learning by doing” to provide these youngsters with socio-occupational / pre-employment skills.

● the analysis of the reuse of electrical waste and electronic equipment as a niche for generating social enterprises or social intra-entrepreneurial initiatives in organizations committed to finding solutions to difficulties of youth at risk of social exclusion.

Therefore the targeted group is formed by the following profile: young people with diverse circumstances that share specific elements of their territory and local context, such as expectations and difficulties in integrating into the social and productive system, but with common educational and integration needs. To facilitate their social integration and incorporation in the labour market, the project partners have identified the recovery and recycling of electrical waste and electronic equipment (WEEEs) as an opportunity for the labour incorporation and social integration of these young people, in line with the European Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

This is an opportunity of employability that could be realized with the creation of new social enterprises or / and intra-entrepreneurial projects in organizations. In this sense, WEEELABS will explore a new way of non-formal education processes, tailored and specifically oriented at our targeted group of young people in situation or at serious risk of exclusion, both to serve as specific training in handling, recycling and recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment -not yet reflected in formal education system- and the development of core basic skills (spoken language, reading comprehension and calculation) and transversal skills (problem solving, teamwork, organization of work, creative thinking and follow-up instructions …).

That new way is the validation of the WeeeLabs as an adapted FabLab model.

These Fabrication Laboratories were promoted by the Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT) as workshops / learning communities in digital design and manufacturing scale for personal or local use (usually with 3D printing technologies, precision laser cutters and moulding and milling tools).


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GNRD Foundation Project

GNRD Foundation Project


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Mine Vaganti NGO works with the Norwegian Foundation The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD)

On July, tuesday 28th, MVNGO will implemented the project granted by the Foundation, “I Have The Right to Play”.

The Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) is an international non-governmental organization established in June 2008 with the aim to enhance and support both human rights and development by adopting new strategies and policies for real and lasting change.

GNRD has established the project “I Have a Right to Play” (GNRD-RTP) to utilize the powerful tool of sport as a human right instrument. With this project GNRD aims to shed a light on children’s unequal rights to play in a safe environment and focuses on supporting the most vulnerable groups of children worldwide, by advocating and raising public awareness about their poor social and economic conditions.

One of the first projects of Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) in Italy was implemented in the second largest city of Sardinia Sassari in cooperation with Mine Vaganti NGO.

Event with a name “I Have a Right to Play“ took place in Centro Giovani Santa Caterina, which was open for kids and youngsters from the city with fewer opportunities and economicaly poorer conditions in order to support their interests and increase their capacity to effectively participate in society.

One of the main goal of the GNARD is to promote human rights through sport.

During the event participants had a chance to play football for their rights. Every one of the participants had their own role and condition which allowed or do not allowed him to play the game for a short time. This role acting help them to imagine, what kind of barriers would not allow them to play the game in their lives if they suffer from one of the conditions.

Most of the kids and youngsters who regularly visited Centro Giovani Santa Caterina did not have access to many sport facilities. They are in the age of developing the relevant skills which could be determining their future career. Because of that critical point of their age every event which support them being active and to be aware of their rights is beneficial for them.

The young participants, aged between 10-17 years, took part in fun activities under the slogan “Let’s Win our Rights” in the company of local officials and teachers.

Except of the skills usually gaining through the game as teamwork, respect, self-confidence, fairplay and solidarity, participants additionaly expanded the horizonts of their rights.

During the event supported by GNARD, they could enjoy the game in the center of the Sassari with the support of the audience , proffesionals and after the briefing and discussion awards and gratulations.

Roberto Solinas, President of MVNGO on behalf of the cooperating team and participants is thankful GNARD for creating and supporting event „I Have a Right to Play“ for the young generation of Sassari.

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