The Erasmus+ program of the European Union provides funding for the international mobility of young people and youth workers, in order to share knowledge and skills, to form a network of international contacts and friendships, to promote the founding values of the Union.
After a year of online activities due to the pandemic, SE.M.I. association has organized a new training course in Faenza (Ravenna, Italy), from the 18th to the 22nd of July, 2021.
“How to… Quality label!”
The main objective of this project was to have more European organizations working with volunteering projects within the European Solidarity Corps, offering quality projects thanks to shared knowledge, new synergies and cooperations.
The 20 participants were youth workers, mentors, coordinators or volunteers who wanted to improve themselves by acquiring knowledge and skills to work in the field of ESC (European Solidarity Corps) volunteering, committed to offering opportunities to young people, including those with fewer opportunities or disability.
The project partners:
SE.M.I. – Seeds for More Interculture APS – Italy – www.associazionesemi.org
Stating that we are all equal in creativity, SE.M.I. aims to integrate young Italians and foreigners in the local community and also to provide youngsters with the possibility to live in a rich intercultural and creative environment where to exchange opinions and develop new ideas.
Hidak Ifjúsági Alapítvány (Youth bridges Budapest) – Hungary – www.youthbridgesbudapest.org
Youth Bridges Budapest was founded by three youth workers in order to help young people to deal with challenges of the 21st century, with special regard to skill-oriented learning, development of transferable and intercultural competencies, encourage active citizenship at both national and international level, prevent youth alienation and support early career planning.
Brisa Intercultural – Spain – www.facebook.com/BrisaIntercultural
Brisa Intercultural is an intercultural organisation based in Burgos, Spain. We work for a democratic, diverse and borderless Europe. As a non-governmental, politically independent, and non-profit organisation, Brisa is open to every person who wants to volunteer, to organise activities or projects both for our community and in Europe, and to participate in intercultural projects.
UNITED SOCIETIES OF BALKANS ASTIKI ETAIREIA – Greece – www.usbngo.gr
United Societies of Balkans (U.S.B.) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Thessaloniki, Greece, working in the field of youth, human rights and intercultural dialogue. It was founded in 2008 by the inception of a group of active young people who wanted to address the social issues which affect the youngsters in the Balkans and Eastern Europe. The vision and aim of the organisation is the promotion of youth empowerment, participation in the economic and political life, youth mobility, voluntarism and human rights.
Asociatia MasterPeace Ro – Romania – masterpeace.org
The Asociatia’s mission is to build peaceful relationships among people of all ages and cultures – from personal to global – through education, research and action.
Κέντρο Ενδυνάμωσης Νέων (Youth Empowerment Center) – Greece – youthecenter.wordpress.com
Our story tracks back in 2015, with the launching of the ‘Refugee Crisis’ in Greece. Our active participation in the solidarity movements which arise in Greece, not only gave us useful experiences, but also created the sparkle inside us, to fight for a different society, which promotes the values of volunteering, solidarity and the principles of communality instead of the unfortunate individualism approach which exists in our societies.
Europos savanoriu tarnybos asociacija SALTES – Lithuania – www.facebook.com/saltespage
SALTES is non-profit public organization. The mission of the organization is to promote and strengthen volunteering and non-formal education in Lithuania and other countries. For 15 years already ESTA SALTES is aiming to reach as many young people as possible with the idea of volunteering, to inform them about the opportunities to go abroad and have their volunteering service abroad for a year.