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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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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European Council’s Child Consultations on Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment

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 

Istituto Paritario Pitagora- Recommendations

Message to Strasbourg- ICT Satta


The report with the results of the general consultations can be accessed at the below link

Report Child Consultations





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MVNGO Centro Giovani Santa Caterina

MVNGO Centro Giovani Santa Caterina

Mine Vaganti NGO managed a Youth Center in Sassari for 2 years, 2015-2017.

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Erasmus+ Key 2

 Mine Vaganti NGO is constantly working on approved K2 Strategic Partnership in the field of Youth, Adults VET and Sport


K2 Capacity Building Youth Youth Agro Empowerment Project
K2 Youth Fit2Fit
E+ Collaborative Partnership Sport European Everyday of Sport
K2 Youth We'll Let Youth In (MVNGO Coordinator)
K2 VET4Migre
K2 Adults Strate.Gees
K2 Adults BELLE
Good Governace in Sport Collaborative Partnership Sport
PASSPORT Collaborative Partnership Sport
Building healthy communities, changing opportunities Collaborative Partnership Sport
A Path to TranSportAction Capacity Building Youth
Educate a Woman and You Educate a Whole Nation Capacity Building Youth
ATISC Capacity Building Youth
K2 Youth Improve+
K2 Youth Work 360
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Erasmus+ KA3

Erasmus+ KA 3

MINE VAGANTI NGO is working on a project proposal concerning a Structured Dialogue initiative among Young People and Decision Makers to be applied in the frame of Erasmus Plus KA3 “Policy reform, meetings between Young people and decision-makers” for the deadline of 01-10-2018.

The Structured Dialogue proposal aims at involving local administrations and technicians from the Municipalities of Cento, L’Aquila and Olbia, representatives of the Local and National Civil Defence as well as Young people (at least 60 directly, with 200 expected to be indirectly involved in 3 Municipalities) coming from the partner Municipalities and actively involved at the local level in promoting the social and economic development of their territory. The focus of the 3 expected national meetings will be placed on Youth participation, involving youngsters not just as promoters of local cultural initiatives, but as an actual component in challenging situations as post-disaster emergencies.


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K2 Youth REC Think

REC Think

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The project coordinator is Asociación ONG de cooperación para o Desevolvemento Galega de Reporteiros Solidarios (Spain), partner of this project is: Contextos Información Estrategia y comunicación SL (Spain), Solidarites Jeunesses MCP (France), Youth Union of People with Initiative Associacao para o Desenvolvimento Social e Comunitario (Portugal) and Mine Vaganti NGO (Italy).

REC–THINK aims to develop a program to involve rural young people in the process of rethinking themselves and their role in the future of their localities.

To achieve this goal it will be used the participatory video as a tool for expression and generation of ideas, in such a way “press REC” would be the first step to build sustainable alternatives for young people in their home regions.

Therefore this project aims for young people to give voice to their region, breaking the geographical isolation and building a collaborative network to strengthen social relationship.

The project aims to train young people to be active agents in political and economic transformation processes, through the development of digital and communicative skills and support the building of participatory and collaborative citizenship. Particulary emphasis in re-thinking sustainable alternatives for the future of their locality.

Therefore, this project pursues the following specific objectives:

-Develop methodologies and training to promote the empowerment, participation and full development of young people in rural areas in Europe through the participatory video.

-Create a virtual community with tools for exchange of experience, strategies and the creation of a sustainable alternative for rural areas in Europe, with young people and members of organizations active in these areas.

-Preparing young people aware of being active agents in local political processes and economic transformation through the development of digital and communication skills

-Train stakeholders of the participating organizations in the tools and methodologies developed during the project.




RecThink, K2 Strategic Partnership. Kick-off meeting in Spain, Vigo.



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TC Education Through Sport

Education Through Sport

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“Education through sport” è stato un corso di formazione (K1-TC) sullo Sport come strumento educativo per promuovere l’inclusione sociale.

MVNGO è l’ente capofila del progetto che si è svolto in Marocco.

Durata: 6 giorni di attività full-immersion (10-17 Ottobre, 2014).

I 12 paesi coinvolti nel progetto sono stati i seguenti: Spagna, Norvegia, Bulgaria, Romania, Regno Unito, Marocco, Algeria, Egitto, Tunisia, Giordania, Palestina ed Italia, per un totale di 28 partecipanti.

L’obiettivo generale del progetto era quello di trasferire metodologie innovative di educazione non formale europea verso i paesi del Mediterraneo meridionale, creando un importante percorso formativo tra Sud e Nord del Mediterraneo.

Il Marocco ha rappresentato un perfetto connubio tra la cultura mediterranea ed araba.

Secondo l’analisi condotta dai partner, nei paesi del Mediterraneo meridionale vi è una sostanziale carenza educativa: lo Sport non è considerato come un metodo di educazione non formale.

Destinatari: operatori sociali, operatori giovanili, animatori giovanili con esperienza in attività sportive o interessati ad utilizzare lo sport come metodo educativo.

Obiettivi formativi del TC:

– Aumentare le conoscenze e acquisire nuove esperienze sullo sport e le attività all’aperto come strumenti di riconoscimento dell’apprendimento non formale;

– Maggiore consapevolezza riguardo all’importanza dello sport nell’ambito dell’educazione formale e informale, dell’apprendimento interculturale e l’impatto sulle comunità locali;

– Creare una rete di professionisti (animatori giovanili, operatori sociali e formatori) impegnati a lavorare con persone con minori opportunità che utilizzano nuove metodologie e pronti a sviluppare nuove attività progettuali nell’ambito del programma Erasmus + volti alla sensibilizzazione sullo sviluppo personale, sociale e professionale.

Il TC ha seguito l’approccio dell’educazione non formale: una combinazione di diversi metodi creativi e interattivi è stata utilizzata dal team di formatori sulla base del profilo dei partecipanti.
Alcuni esempi di metodi di lavoro: tavole rotonde, sessioni di lavoro utilizzando i metodi proposti da Compass e Salto Youth, attività individuali e di gruppo, esercitazioni e case study.
Trainer del progetto sono stati quattro esperti nel settore, Roberto Solinas e Maria Grazia Pirinna di MVNGO, Shirin Amin di Champions Factory e Razvan Bondalici di STEP, formatori accreditati a livello internazionale, con grande esperienza nel campo della gioventù e dell’istruzione non formale tramite lo sport.

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Green Power


Green Power was a KA1 multiactivity project coordinated by MVNGO and composed of a Training Couse and a Youth Exchange.

Green Power involved a target of social workers, educators and environmental activists as a means to create a shared pattern wherein to pool knowledge and experiences, Exchange good practices and usher in a network of Young people actively engaged in green issues.

The project aimed at creating a civic awareness and a greater sensitivity to respect for the environment, working on issues such as:
– Dispersion of youth potential;
– Disinterest and misinformation regarding environmental issues;
– Youth emigration;

From an educational point of view, the following objectives were addressed:
– Encourage flows of knowledge between participants and experts who, through their skills, will provide useful information and will bring concrete examples of success.
– Increase young people’s awareness of their fundamental role in rural areas. Emphasis will be placed on how they should be the protagonists of the process of social transformation towards more sustainable and innovative models from an environmental and employment point of view.
– To enrich the knowledge on the environment and on its social relevance.

The issue of environmental sustainability has been addressed under the lens of the creation of new opportunities for employability and entrepreneurship for young people in rural areas.

The two activities of the project were the following:
“Green Power” Training Course. The Training Course was implemented in Tempio Pausania between 2 and 10 July 2015, with the involvement of youth workers from Italy, Austria, Greece, Romania, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and Croatia.
2. Youth exchange “Let’s live sustainable!”. The Youth Exchange took place in Uri between 30 March and 7 April 2016 with the participation of young people interested in environmental issues from all partner countries.


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