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Small Collaborative Sport “Young Ambassadors for Sport and Volunteering”

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

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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 “A Path to TranSportAction”

 

A Path to TransportAction

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MVNGO is a partner organization in the Erasmus Plus Capacity Building Youth project “A Path to TranSportAction” (APTSA), coordinated by the Croatian organization “Rijeka Sport’s Association”, The project involves a total of 5 organizations from Europe (Croatia, Italy, Bulgaria) and Latin America (Brazil and Peru), whose main aim is to enhance the capacity of youth organizations and stakeholders in all partner countries and beyond to use Sport in combination with high-end Non Formal Education methodologies for fostering a gender-inclusive approach to Sport practices, contrasting sexism and gender stereotypes and promoting equality and mutual respect among genders in disadvantaged rural areas in Europe and in Latin America.

Low female participation in Sport is an important component of gender-based disadvantage. General prejudice considering Sport as an almost exclusive field of male engagement, coupled by machist self-representations which permeate most Sport sub-culture, is at the same time a telling effect and self-perpetuatinÕg mechanism of gender discrimination. Sport is a powerful educational vehicle for disadvantaged targets to acquire crucial soft skills, transversal skills and positive attitudes of self-confidence and active participation, key components of any grassroots process of empowerment. Through its inner dynamics of peer-interaction and fair competition among people with diverse backgrounds, Sport provides also an invaluable experiential path to promote mutual respect and deconstruct prejudices.

APTSA aims to tackle these phenomena by producing a series of outputs throughout the 24 months of the cooperation:

– A Format TC providing youth operators with knowledge, skills and NFE tools to involve local youth targets (males and females) in educational activities based on Sport and NFE to convey awareness and competences fostering female participation in Sport, rejection of gender stereotypes and respect of gender differences and sensibilities.

– A Youth Exchange testing the methodologies employed in project TC with a representation of final youth targets from each partner country.

– A Local Activities Phase in all partner counties involving local youngsters from disadvantaged rural areas (30 males and 30 females) per each partner country.

– A Web Platform storing the materials produced in the project as e-learning modules.

The project foresees the following activities:

1- Kick-off Meeting at Rijeka (Croatia)

Participants: 10 youth workers (2 per partner organization)

2- Training Course “Another gender of Sport” at Rijeka (Croatia)

Participants: 20 youth workers and leaders (4 per partner organization)

3- Youth Exchange “Playing Together, Living Equality” at Sassari (Italy)

Participants: 30 youngsters aged 18-25 from disadvantaged rural areas (6 per partner country, of whom 3 males and 3 females)

4- Local Activities Phase in all partner countries

Participants: 60 local youngsteers from disadvantaged rural areas (30 males and 30 females) in each partner country

5- Creation of a project Web Platform

6- Final Evaluation Meeting at Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Participants: 10 youth workers (2 per partner country

A first draft of the Manual on Gender Equality through Sport was developed by participants in APTSA

Manual on Gender Equality through Sport- Draft

Participants in APTSA developed original tools of education combining Sport and NFE

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Activity Day with the youngsters and the local female football team FC Sassari Torres Femminile!

Non-Formal Education Workshop in the school!
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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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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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