Mine Vaganti NGO is a partner in a project proposal in the frame of the “Bando Ambiente 2018” of the Fondazione CON IL SUD.
The Call, expired on June 8, 2018, focused on the prevention and reduction of environmental risks within Parks and Protected Natural Areas in southern regions.
In fact, over 200 protected natural areas in southern Italy are threatened by loss of biodiversity, pollution, fires and, more generally, by hydro-geological instability. A heritage of such a great cultural and economic value must be protected and valorized through an effort extended to the entire community.
The “Bando Ambiente 2018” is embedded in the logic of the European Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and of the National Biodiversity Strategy, which recognize the value of ecosystem services in decision-making and spatial planning processes, in order to adequately conserve and capitalize upon environmental capital in the context of sustainable development policies.
In this context it is also essential to actively involve the communities residing in protected areas and in the surrounding areas, through the promotion of initiatives and mechanisms that are able to promote the diffusion of behaviors aimed at the care and defense of the environment.
The project “Enjoy Tourism” was aimed to build a network of partners active in the field of seaside tourism in two Mediterranean countries affected by economic crisis. The main aims were: to promote transnational cooperation among, sharing and transfering information, good practice and knowledge on improving the quality of the life through tourism, specially regions in crisis or conversion, to create a transnational, crossborder learning network on tourism strategies in southern regions, to improve the quality of Tourism by strengthen the involvement of civil society.
Olbia and Aljaraque have many similarities: they belong to a Southern EC, they share the same Mediterranean culture, they are facing the same problems with the economical crisis and their economy is mainly based on tourism.
The project consisted in gathering 60 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, discovering respective cultural heritage and having the pleasure to meet each other.
The main theme of the project was be based on the promotion of euro-mediterranean tourism (common roots) mostly focus on their traditions.
This project aimed at gathering information about the present condition of tourism education in both countries, to provide support to workers in tourism industry with the opportunities of sharing best practice and know how.
This project purported itself to raise awareness of the valorization of both traditions in order to attract tourist creating new perspective of employement. We wished to strengthen cooperation through the creation of a network of partners.
Project activities :
-Platform network:intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding through exchanging best practice ;
-Creation of a common event
In the context of the above, the two municipalities will read and sign the Twinning Oath.
MVNGO was the coordinating organisation of the Europe for Citizens project “Discovering ancient Roots”.
The aim targeted by the Project was to underline the importance of European integration through traditions.
The Municipality of Nuoro in Sardinia (Italy) and Elche in Spain have many similarities: they share very ancient roots and common values. Ancient traditions are fundamental veichle for promoting a sustainable tourism for their territory.
The project consisted in gathering 50 participants of different ages from both municipalities in Sardinia 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, discovering respective cultural heritage and having the pleasure to meet each other.
The main theme of the project was based on the promotion of social tourism (common roots) mostly focus on traditions like carnival, folks, food and beverages, etc.
With this project we proposed ourselves to raise awareness about the valorization of both traditions in order to attract tourists creating new opportunities of employability. One of the aims was to share best practices about cultural tourism. Three main areas of activities:
–Cultural events: intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding through ancient rites;
–Events about active citizenship and employability: cultural tourism and new job opportunities, analysis of common problems and how to face them creating twining cultural events;
–Workshops and lectures about common issues: European citizenship, cultural tourism (educational tour in the archeological site area).
The choice of these areas was aimed at allowing the direct involvement of citizens, cultural events and informal meetings. Nuoro and Elche have in common a strong touristic tradition but usually, tourists usually don’t experience the full beauty of these regions, but just the sea. In the context of the above, the two municipalities read and signed the Twinning Oath.
MVNGO took part in the consultation launched by the Council of Europe in the frame of the priority area “New Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) affect children’s employment of a significant number of fundamental rights guaranteed by the UNCRC, the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter. According to the recommendations issued by the UN Committee on Rights of the Child, all children should be able to safely access ICTs and digital media, and be empowered to fully participate, express themselves, seek information and enjoy al the rights enshrined in the UNCRC and its Optional Protocols wothout discrimination of any kind”. The aforementioned priority is part of the Council’s Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021).
The consultation foresaw a set of consultations with the children and stakeholders at the national level in 8 countries (Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, italy, Romania and Urkraine) .
The consultations took place in the month of April 2017 with the objective of elaborating policy guidelines for EC member States with the purposes of promoting, potecting and fulfilling childrens’ rights in the digital environment. The recommendations elaborated by the youngsters were forwarded to the Committee of Ministers for examination and filetering into a specific thematic resolution with direct impact on young people’s lives.
In this frame, MVNGO carried out the consultations in Italy in a set of activities with the young students of ITC Satta in Nuoro and Istituto Paritario Pitagora in Sassari. The cycle of sessions resulted in the elaboration of two specific documents conteining youngsters’ recommendations to the Council of Europe.
The work of MVNGO at the Italian level received mention within the final Report with the results of the consultation phase elaborated at the level of the Council of Europe.
The recommendations of youth participants to the Council of Europe are integrated in the below documents
The report with the results of the general consultations can be accessed at the below link
Mine Vaganti NGO applied on behalf Municipality of Telti an Europe for Citizens Twinning Activity approved by Central Agency in Bruxelles
The project “The cities of intercultural dialogue” was aimed at building a network of partners active in the field of sustanaible tourism in two peripherical Mediterranean cities affected by economic crisis.
The main aims were: to promote transnational cooperation among Italy and Spain, sharing and transfering information, good practice and knowledge on improving the quality of the life in rural areas through tourism through the offer of new employability opportunities for their inhabitants, to create a transnational learning network on sustainable tourism strategies in south regions, to revitalize the flow of tourism by strengthening the involvement of civil society.
Telit and Purchena have many similarities: they belong to a South EC, they share the same Mediterranean culture, they are facing the same problems with the economic crisis, both of them are based in a rather depressed area (affected by geographical isolation: Internal rural areas in Gallura and the region in the deepest south of Spain, Almeria) and their economy is mainly based on agriculture. During the recent past, both of them are facing an incresing phenomenon: youth brain drain. MT and MP share similar traditions and both of them realized a yearly intercultural event based on the promotion of ancient traditions which have become a powerful economic driver throughout the years.
The project consisted in gathering 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, new perspective of employment, discovering respective cultural heritage and having the pleasure to meet each other. Foreseen activities:
-Platform network: intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding through exchanging best practice;
-Creation of a common event
During the physical meeting, the two Municipalities read and signed the Twinning Oath.
Mine Vaganti NGO recently presented a project proposal in the frame of the Horizon 2020 programme as the leading partner of a Consortium of 12 partner organizations, Universities, NGOs and corporations.
“Youth Passport 2020″ (YP2020) was a proposal for a long term project with specific attention to European mobility (EM) effects.
Despite looming large on the horizon in European policy discussions on education, training and youth, transnational mobility undertaken for learning purposes remains in many ways a curiously under-researched phenomenon, both from a pedagogical and a sociological perspective.
What is the actual scope of the activities? How many people in Europe (young and old) go abroad for a period of time to acquire new skills, competences and knowledge; in what contexts does this take place; and how is this financed (and by whom)?
And what is the precise rationale for these activities, how are they organized and outcomes recognized, and what is the nature of the interplay between the various programmes, schemes and initiatives?
These are the questions that this project proposal sought to answer.
The proposal focused on learning mobility in mobility schemes outside the European action programmes merged in Erasmus+, and it complements a similar study on mobility in higher education.
These were the main goals of the proposed technical solution:
1. Establish a multi-directional channel to achieve actual interaction among all the policy-making and public decision-making stakeholders (EACEA, National Agencies, businesses, universities, NGOs, young activists associations, etc.) in order to foster collaborative decision making.
2. Offer a comprehensive set of civic engagement services that, unlike conventional approaches, are specifically adapted to young people needs, habits and interests.
3. Define and develop a full set of methodologies that rule the application workflow to ensure that the proposed solution is able to meet the requirements from both ends (i.e. youngsters and policy makers).
4. Define end-to-end methods to follow-up on young people issued reports, from their creation until their processing by public authority representatives.
5. Implement a statistical analysis mechanism.