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K1 Youth YE A Tune of Peace

K1 Youth YE A Tune of Peace

Associazione Culturale Pitagora (ACP) is dedicated to promoting intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and tolerance among youngsters.

The Youth Exchange “A Tune of Peace” was elaborated by MVNGO and implemented by MVNGO’s Team of Facilitators in Uri (Sardinia), between July 24-31, 2017.

Considering the worldwide situation where violence occurs in a big amount nowadays, ACP has decided to celebrate peace and solidarity among youngsters with an ambitious youth mobility project in Italy.

The Youth Exchange “A Tune of Peace” involved 6 partner organisations from the following countries: Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Hungary, Macedonia and Italy, 4 young people and 1 youth leader from each country, all together 30 participants.

Participants: 18-25 years old, motivated and ambitious young people, students and youth leaders, actively involved in local organisations, and who are actively interested in the field of music, art or sport.

The working language of the Youth Exchange was English.

The project addressed the topic of “Music, art, sport and non-formal education as tools for creating the atmosphere of tolerance, understanding, conflict management and peace”.

The objectives of the project were:

  • To bring people from different nations together and create the atmosphere of tolerance, understanding, conflict management and peace;
  • To use music, art, sport and non-formal education tools to give participants a personal experience about international cooperation and quality teamwork;
  • To promote social dialogue through social media channels in order to reach a large number of international youngsters with the message of peace;
  • To give opportunities and positive examples to youngsters for practicing active citizenship by involving them in art, music and sport activities together with local people.

 

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K1 Youth MVNGO Projects Abroad

MVNGO Projects Abroad

Mine Vaganti NGO (MVNGO) European Project Managers presents proposals on behalf of several Youth Organisations in Europe.

When approved, those projects are implemented by the MVNGO Youth Division with its Non Formal Education Trainers.

TC Canvass Of Life, Potenza Italy, May 2016

 

TC Accept The Rythm, Slovakia, June 2017

 

TC Healthy Lifestyle, Slovakia, October 2016

 

TC Give Me a Chance, Paris-France, March 2017 TC Freedom in Learning, Latvia, May 2017

 

TC Re-Act, Italy, September 2017

 

TC Women Inclusion through Sport, Kenya, May 2018

                                                                                 

 

TC Rural on The Go, Germany, April 2018

TC Building Trust Through Cooperation May 2018

TC From Labour Market to Labour Makers, Spain, June 2018

 

TC Conquering Conflict, Germany, July 2018 (Upcoming)

 

TC Green Way, Germany, October 2018 (Upcoming)

 

Contents developed in the frame of the projects:

Brochure

Manual

Manual Freedom in Learning

TC My Green Future Zero Impact Campaign

 

TC Environmend

TC Let’s Create Literacy

TC A Journey To Peace

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K1 Youth EVS Chance for a Change

Chance for a Change

The project is a EVS mobility programme coordinated by Mine Vaganti NGO (MVNGO) with UNITED SOCIETIES OF BALKANS (U.S.B.) aimed at promoting intercultural dialogue, social and civic competences as well as the European dimension of active citizenship through an EVS experience of cultural exchange and grassroots community engagement.

Project phases:

– Mobility of 2 Italian volunteers to Greece (Thessaloniki);

– Mobility of 2 Greek volunteers to Italy (Sassari);

EVS mobilities will last 10 months each. “Chance for a Change” is a product of a long-standing partnership between MVNGO and U.S.B. in the E+ frame. The project finds its inspirational grounds in partners’ commitment to foster EVS exchange as a meaningful pattern of active European citizenship connecting personal growth and community development. Human and cultural exchange in the EVS dimension represents an invaluable and concrete opportunity for European societies as a whole to enter into contact with the positive value of cultural diversity, thus developing in the spirit of openness, understanding, awareness of the inner human dignity of the other which is made
compelling by an ever more diversified and interconnected world.

The project draws a mutually reinforcing synergy with the geographical dimension of the present partnership. Italy and Greece are presently facing critical relief and integration challenges related to the present migrant and refugee crisis. According to UNHCR data, migrants Landing in Italy from North Africa amounted to 102,887 individuals in 2017, whereas the figure for Middle Eastern migrant flows to Greece in the same year was 12,440.

The economic crisis has contributed to a growing youth unemployment (with a substantial portion of NEET youth) and to a noticeable radicalization and unrest among youngsters, resulting in mounting rejection for migrants, minorities and for the “others” in general. Chance for a Change foresees a set of cultural community-oriented initiatives bringing young people from different ethnic/cultural backgrounds closer together, creating an added value of social and civic participation, cultural awareness and intercultural dialogue deeply embedded in the cornerstones of personal development and positive ambassadorship characterizing the institute of volunteering.

Partners wish to enhance personal development and social inclusion of NEET volunteers, by means of empowering them as receptive ambassadors of a positive model of diversity.

Project objectives are:

  • Promote volunteering as an effective pathway to developing social/civic competences, tolerance, understanding, intercultural dialogue representing the cornerstone of an active European citizenship.
  • Provide a visible testimony to EVS values of intercultural dialogue, diversity, social and civic engagement to local communities and youngsters.
  • Promote EVS opportunities among youngsters.
  • Develop a mutually beneficial exchange of experiences and sensibilities among youngsters from Mediterranean countries faced by the challenges of migration, integration and youth unemployment/exclusion.
  • Fostering the achievement of E+ priorities related to promoting European values and facilitate access from people with disadvantaged backgrounds/fewer opportunities.

Phases:

MEDIA FOR DIVERSITY (Thessaloniki, Apr 2018-Mar 2019) Participants will support USB’s media initiatives promoting intercultural dialogue, active citizenship, recognition of cultural diversity among migrant/refugee and national youths. USB manages a web radio, an e-TV and e-magazine.

Aims:

  • supporting USB’s staff in awareness-raising media initiatives targeted at national and migrant/refugee youngsters. – supporting USB’s staff in organizing and implementing a Social Campaign on EVS in the frame of promotion of intercultural dialogue, youth inclusion and
    social/civic competence development.
  • providing a positive example of activism, European citizenship and exchange among different cultures to youngsters and to the local community.

PEACE THROUGH CULTURAL ACTIVISM (Sassari, May 2018- Mar 2019)

Participants will support an educational programme aimed at fostering dialogue and creative interaction among the local and migrant NEETs (age 14-29) attending MVNGO’s Office in Sassari.

Aims:

  • supporting educational initiatives based on sharing of different artistic and cultural sensibilities (Share our Cultures, Paint your Future, Dialogue through English, Art through Recycling, Our Storytelling, Play Your Tine, Share with Food) among the local and migrant NEETs frequenting the office.
  • supporting receiving partner’s staff in the organization and implementation of a Final Event displaying artistic and typical products and an Art display of participants’ pictures and storytelling symbolising peaceful coexistence among cultures.
  • providing a positive example of activism, European citizenship and exchange among different cultural identities to youngsters and to the local community.
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K1 Youth EVS Both Ways

Both Ways

The project is an EVS initiative coordinated by the Czech organization KURO, with MVNGO in the role of a sending and hosting organization.

The main aim of the project is to support intercultural dialogue, social and civic competences and the European dimension of active citizenship through intercultural exchange and international volunteering.

The project has the following main objectives:

– Support educational initiatives grounded on the sharing between different cultural and artistic sensibilities between the local and the migrant communities involved.

– Support the staff of partner organizations (hosting and sending) in organizing and implementing a Final Event aimed at showcasing final products of the artistic kind as well as typical products.

– Organize an art exhibition aimed at sharing participants’ pictures as well as the storytelling products produced by them.

-Provide young people young people and local communities a positive example of activism, European citizenship and exchange among different cultural identities.

 Project activities are the following:

– Mobility of 2 Italian volunteers in the Czech Republic, with a view to taking part to a SVE experience in the premises of the applicant KURO (April 2019- January 2020).

– Mobility of 2 volunteers from the Czech Republic to Italy, in order to take part in an experience of EVS in the premises of Mine Vaganti NGO  (May 2019- Feb 2020).

 

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K1 VET Let’s Develop Touristic Skills

Let’s Develop Touristic Skills

The project is coordinated by the Italian educational institution “Liceo Scientifico Statale Carlo Jucci”, with MVNGO in the role of coordinator of students’ mobilities.

“Let’s Develop Touristic Skills” aims at answering the ever increasing need of internationalization of the partner educational institutions as well as delivering on a modernization of the educational offer in connection with the needs of the labour market in the local territory “Rieti”

By means of offering students the opportunity of attending  international internships in line with their educational curricula, the project aims at enhancing the development of language skills, transversal skills and specialized competences connected with the realm of tourism.

The project offers 3th and 4th year students attending local high schools in the area of Rieti the opportunity of taking part in international internships in a series of Irish enterprises operating in the field of sustainable tourism.

The objectives of the project are the following:

  • Enhancing motivation to learn in students by means of promoting international mobility.
  • Developing competences of concrete employability within the field of Tourism with a focus on nature, culture and education.
  • Improving language and cultural knowledge in students, thereby fostering their employability.
  • Drawing a connection between education and the labour market.
  • Creating a network of contacts and favouring the recognition of competences acquired in extra-curricular activities.
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K1 Adults Let’s Take Sport Out of Youth

Let’s Take Sport Out of Youth

 

“Let’s Take Sport Out of Youth” (LTSOY) is an initiative of organizational development enabling the applicant organization Champions Factory to employ the educational potential of Sport to the promotion of upskilling and entrepreneurial development of disadvantaged Adult categories (low-qualified Adults from disadvantaged rural areas and urban suburbs, migrants) as an instrument of empowerment, employability (also in terms of entrepreneurial engagement) as well as social inclusion.

The applicant organization has achieved substantial results in the use of Sport as an educational tool for the empowerment of young people (also disadvantaged categories of NEETs and migrants) and intends to expand the variety and audience of its offer, at the local and European levels, in the Adult field.

The project is inspired by an assessment of the development needs of the organization for the above identified purpose as well as tailored to answering the challenges highlighted by a specific context analysis.

Eurostat (2017) quantifies in 18,243 million the number of unemployed in the EU-28 total population as of October 2017, making up the 8,8% of the workforce. Females are more affected than men by the unemployment trends, with an average unemployment rate of 10% as compared with 8% for male workers.
Low-qualified Adults are particularly vulnerable to dynamics of long-term unemployment in the EU-28, with 53,6% of Adults in the lowest tiers of educational attainment (up to lower secondary education) unemployed in the EU-28. Eurostat findings show a substantial portion of the EU-28 population belonging to the low tier of educational attainment (20%). First-generation immigrants to Europe are paticularly affected by dynamics of long-term unemployment and social exclusion due to a low level of qualifications compounded by cultural/language barriers.
The EC’s ”Communication on Developing the European Dimension in Sport” (2011) highlights the substantial contribution of Sport “to growth and jobs, with value added and employment effects exceeding average growth rates”, therefore endowing Sport with a specific relevance for the achievement of the objectives set forth in the EU 2020 strategy.

Sport represents an educational avenues for the development of positive attitudes and skills (soft and transversal) useful in the contet of employability as well as forming part of an entrepreneurially-oriented mindset (cooperation, leadership, planning, flexibility, risk-taking, fair play). At the same time, in its quality of universal language crossing social and cultural divide, the educational use of Sport is particularly suited to overcoming the educational constraints affecting disadvantaged categories as well as to bringing positive messages across cultural barriers and belongings.

The appreciation of the positive relationship between Sport and the development of the employability/entrepreneurial potential of young people at the level of EU policies and of the European NGO sector points to the need of compounding the educational dimension of Sport through exploring actions and strategies for its most profitable adaptation to the context and target specific challenges of the Adult field.

Through the present project, Champions Factory aims at laying the grounds for being actively involved in delivering on this needed approach in the local and European dimensions.

ITSOY objectives are the following:

– Increasing organizational capacities in the design and management of project proposals in the Erasmus Plus Adult field, with a particular focus on the use of Sport as a tool of upskilling and entrepreneurial development of disadvantaged Adult targets.
– Acquiring methodologies and professionalism in the use of Sport, in combination with Non Formal Education (NFE) methodologies as an instrument of education fostering the social inclusion, employability and entrepreneurial attitudes/skills of disadvantaged Adult targets.
– Enhancing the range of targets and educational offer of the organization through regular activities, at the local and European levels, connecting the educational potential of Sport with the specific learning needs and constraints of disadvantaged Adult targets.
– Fostering the European dimension of the organization by developing long-term partnership arrangements and regular exchange of knowledge/good practices with established European NGOs working in the Adult field.
– Developing specific Erasmus Plus project initiatives in the Adult field focused on the educational use of Sport as a tool of social inclusion, employability and entrepreneurial development of disadvantaged Adult categories.

 

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K1 Adults s-PORTEND

sPORTEND

The proponent organization Rijeka Sport’s Association is an NGO working at the local and European levels in the field of grassroots Sport and Sport for all, with an offer of Sport activities extended across the spectrum of the different age-bands (from children to Adults).

The organization, long established at the local level with an high level of quality and substantial number of activities implemented, is presently in the process of internationalizing the scope of its activities at the European level, with a priority focus on the Erasmus Plus programme.
At this regard, the applicant has gained substantial achievements with the approval of an Erasmus Plus Collaborative Partnership in the field of Sport in 2016, followed by the successful application of 2 Collaborative Partnerships Sport (a Collaborative Partnership and a Small Collaborative Partnership) in the year 2017. Ground-breaking achievements in the field of the educational us of Sport were registered with the approval of the Erasmus Plus Capacity Building Youth “A Path To TransportAction” (APTSA)- focused on employing Sport as an educational instrument of female inclusion in disadvantaged rural communities- and of the Erasmus Plus KA1 Youth “Sport Education Triggering Entrepreneurial Action” (SETEA), focused on the use of Sport as a tool of entrepreneurial empowerment of disadvantaged young people. Both projects were successfuly applied in 2017.

The successful application of APTSA and SETEA allowed the applicant organization to explore the field of Sport beyond the sphere immediately related to physical activities and healthy lifestile promotion, approaching the educational dimension of Sport practice as an avenue for fostering the acquisition of positive attitudes, soft and transversal skills useful for social inclusion of disadvantaged targets (in the specific cases, rural females and young people with fewer opportunities). Said dimension represents one of the core explications of the Education Through Sport (ETS) methodology, connecting Non Formal Education (NFE) and Sport practice for the achievement of socially appreciable goals of social inclusion and empowerment by means of education.

In this process, the cooperation established with the Italian partner MVNGO, which contributed to the development of both projects through its expertise in the field of ETS, and the ensuing exchange of knowledge and ideas, were crucial in ushering in a process of internal reflection wherein the applicant appreciated the groundbreaking potential of an integration between its activities in the field of Sport practice and the educational orientation ensured by ETS methods.
As an organization addressing a wide audience of targets across the different age-bands, the applicant is in an optimal position to cater to the educational and social inclusion needs of the Adult age-band in its area of operation, as well as to bring about a positive impact on the wider scenario of educational offer and project design efforts in the Erasmus Plus Adult field.

Amidst an internal reflection about the most proper strategies to bring the aforementioned design to fruition, there emerged a shared assessment of the core critical lacks of the organization in need of solution through staff learning and international cooperation, and markedly:
1- The lack of internal staff professionalism in the field of the educational use of Sport (ETS methodology), specifically in the field of Adult learning.
2- Lacking internal capacities in employing ETS as an instrument of entrepreneurial education for the Adult target .
3- Insufficient networking capacities and thematic partnerships in the sector, with a particular focus on European NGO experienced in the field of Adult education and ETS, hampering the internationalization of the organization’s activities and educational offer.

Based on the findings of internal reflection and assessment, the applicant decided to invest a specific effort in developing the competences of staff (Trainers, Project Managers and Staff Members) as well as establishing joint proposals and long-term mechanisms of coordination with NGOs from other European countries.

The specific fields of staff development to be addressed were identified as the following:
– Knowledge, skills and competences in the use of ETS as an avenue for the empowerment of disadvantaged targets in the Adult field.
– Knowledge, skills and competences in employing ETS as an instrument of entrepreneurial education in the Adult field.
– Knowledge, skills and competences in networking at the European level, with a main view to the establishment of long-term partnerships with likeminded NGOs in the Adult education field.

The project foresees the following mobilities:
1- Mobility of 5 Trainers forming part of the regular staff of the applicant to Bulgaria (Sofia), in order to attend a Training Course on the use of Education Through Sport methods in the Adult field hosted by the partner organization Champions Factory.
2- Mobility of 5 Trainers from the applicant’s regular staff to Italy (Sassari), to attend a Training Course on the use of ETS for the development of entrepreneurial skills and competences in Adult learners hosted by the partner organization Mine Vaganti NGO.
3- Mobility of 2 staff members with directional responsibility to Italy (Sassari) for a Job Shadowing in the premises of the partner organization Mine Vaganti NGO. The Job Shadowing will concern with exchanging knowledge and good practices in ETS and Adult education as well as developing long-term partnerships and joint initiatives in the Erasmus Plus Adult field.

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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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K1 Adults Growing Social in Storytelling

Growing Social in Storytelling

“Growing Social in Storytelling” (GSS) is an Erasmus Plus KA1 project in the frame of Adults education coordinated by Mine Vaganti NGO.

GSS comprises an international Consortium of 3 partner organizations from Italy, Cyprus and Germany.

The project aims at developing the competences of regular members of MVNGO’s staff (Bloggers, Trainers and general staff members) to employ Storytelling and Digital Storytelling as instruments of communication and entrepreneurial development.

MVNGO has tested experience in the professional use of Non Formal Education (NFE) methods,  successfully employed in recent years through the implementation of a set of NFE workshops focused on intercultural and interfaith dialogue in the area of North Sardinia.

Amid successful implementation, MVNGO developed an internal reflection/analysis over prospected diffusion/dissemination strategies, letting emerge a shared assessment underlining the organizational lack of knowledge in innovative communication strategies.

Digital storytelling is the most recent extension of storytelling towards digital, audio-visual media, fostering an impacting use of the possibilities granted by today’s digital world and enabling communication across language and cultural barriers.
Digital Storytelling is a fast-evolving instrument in the realm of devising impacting tools and strategies of Communication/Dissemination
Storytelling is also a powerful tool in entrepreneurial education and business development, which acquire a specific importance for both the inner development of the organization in an entrepreneurial perspective and its activities of educational empowerment with disadvantaged adult targets (migrants, NEETs etc.).

GSS foresees to achieve the established goals through the following activities to be implemented during the project:

Training Course on Digital Storytelling as a tool of communication involving 5 bloggers regular members of MVNGO in the premises of the partner organization Comparative Research Network (CRN) in Berlin.

Training Course on Storytellling as a tool of entrepreneurial enhancement and education in the premises of the partner organizaton DOREA (Cyprus), with the participation of 5 MVNGO Trainers.

Job Shadowing involving 5 regular staff members of MVNGO in the premises of the partner organization CRN (Berlin) and focused on developing regular mechanisms of cooperation and acquiring/exchanging knowledge as well as best practices in the use of Storyteling and Digital Storytelling.

 

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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.

SETEA GENERAL AIM is:

  • 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

Guidebook-on-Entrepreneurial-Skills-Development-Through-Sport-Education

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