Erasmus + K1 – E

K1 Adults “s-PORTEND”


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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KA1 Youth “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 Adult Education project coordinated by Mine Vaganti NGO which was carried out from  1st June 2017 to 31st May 2019.

GSS comprises an international Consortium of 3 partner organizations from Italy, Cyprus (DOREA) and Germany (Comparative Research Network).

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 as well as a tool for educational empowerment of disadvantaged adult targets (migrants, NEETs etc.).

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.).

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

Training Course on Storytelling as a tool of entrepreneurial enhancement and education involving 5 regular members of MVNGO in the premises of the partner organization Comparative Research Network (CRN) in Berlin.

Training Course on Digital Storytelling as a tool of communication  in the premises of the partner organisation DOREA (Cyprus), with the participation of 4 MVNGO Trainers.

Job Shadowing involving 6 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 Storytelling and Digital Storytelling.

Please see the link to the booklet which is a product created by the contribution of all participants in the mobilities:

Booklet_for__Storytelling_EN (PDF)

Some pictures of the mobilities carried out in Germany, and Cyprus:

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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.


  • 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 Exchange “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 Exchange “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 Exchange “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 Exchange “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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