This is a new structure and new 5 years project which L'Arcobaleno" as a main coordinator in partnership with 4 other partners is implementing and is financed by regional youth policy European creativity programme Bollenti spiriti. The main aim of this centre is promotion of cultural community life, youth policy and education possibilities in order to activate and enrich local community life. The cultural community centre "Rina Durante" situates in the centre part of the Melendugno city 30 km from Lecce. The cultural centre is 2 floor building is nearly 400 sq.m. There are library, reception and information point, book shop, cafe-bar, workshop and exhibition room, conference hall and a garden here.There are 6 employers who manage this centre through different responsibilities and activities. Regular activities. 3-4 times a week - artistic workshops for children, Italian and foreign language courses, books presentations, meetings with the writers, cultural events, creative informative work in library. The target group is local community (people with fewer opportunities, children, youth and adults).
The work of the volunteers will include:
- support and back-up during the organisation and realization of the project;
- supporting the ordinary work in the library (cataloguing, library loan, activities);
- planning, preparing and organizing the activities of centre;
- helping in designing & creating of print materials (photo & video; PR materials and info-
materials for the public media);
- promoting and disseminating the activities of the centre with advertising campaign (poster,
videoclip, website, web radio, etc.);
- support and organizing afterschool activities for children;
- cleaning and caring of the centre;
- taking part in project in the school and in the L’Arcobaleno rehabilitation centre in Lecce;
- attendance and realizing of public events aimed to popularize and promote ERASMUS+
- programme of EU and EVS among the italian youngsters
Estonian volunteer is in the project form 03.11.2014 - 03.11.2015.
“Together We Are Power!” was an intercultural meeting which included a training course, a workshop and study visits. It will started on June 8, 2014 and last for 8 days. The project was carried out in Kobuleti, which is the Georgian Black Sea Riviera in the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Georgia. In spite of many efforts, gender equality and sexual education in Europe still faces problems. Essential problem is that societies don’t understand importance of equal treatment of man and woman. Gender equality is the founding value of the EU and we still face gaps in legislation and participation of women in social, political and economic life. Second problematic issue is vague perceptions of society of sex and gender. Young people in Europe needs more formal and non-formal education in order to understand better human sexual anatomy, sexual mainstreaming and orientations in order to build tolerance towards LGBTQ society. The project was designed to enrich participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and values on gender equality and sexual orientations; provide theoretical course on human sexuality; discuss problems of equality treatment between man and woman; promote gender equality beyond EU, especially in the Post Soviet countries; generate ideas and exchange view how to combat intolerance attitudes towards LGBTQ society in Europe; organize discussions on global diversity and set a content-based informal network as a follow up project.
The main objectives of our project were:
- to enrich knowledge of young people on gender equality and human sexuality;
- to promote equality and human rights based on gender identity and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunities;
- to build cultural bridges between youth workers and launch networking on tolerance and human rights;
- to exchange best practices, views, knowledge and experience on protection of LGBTQ Rights;
- to build informal network and plan a follow up project.
Main objectives of the project were:
- To discuss and popularize our traditional values – traditional art and culture;
- To discuss current situation and future of EU.
Therefore, specific objectives were:
- To make participants to share their cultural and artistic values, also to learn new art techniques;
- To make participants to learn about and share their experiences, knowledge and opinions about EU, the current situation in EU, our possible actions for successful and strong future of EU in general
- To motivate participants of the exchange to be more active EU citizens and citizens at general;
- To learn about other cultures, to learn the importance to be aware of different cultures and to find out what connects so many different cultures and nationalities in one European Union;
- To involve EU topics in artistic expressions, in that way to share their ideas for better future of EU;
- To involve local communities in discussion with participants of the exchange – to share ideas about EU and our common future.
To reach objectives of the project, participants during the youth exchange activity joined common activities related to EU, art, culture and intercultural dimension. Project involved 30 participants from Greece, Latvia, Slovakia, Estonia and Romania – 5 participants (16-25) and 1 group leader from each country. Implementation of youth exchange was held in village called Koukli, in Epirus region of Greece from 6th to 16th May 2014.
In these complex times for Europe, youth employability is a vital concern as many countries are facing high youth unemployment rates raising up to 50% and above. This TC aimed to be a tool that will change and re-shape the perceptions of the young multipliers that took part in order to improve the access and participation rates of young people in volunteering projects and community programs. The project responded to the current pressures and challenges of youth unemployment through reinforcing possibilities in the civil sector that offer self- empowerment of the young people through upgrading their skills, changing their expectations and offering possibilities for a pro- active approach through practical volunteering experiences. An accent was put on the networking in order to follow- up with joined projects of exchange of volunteers and specific project ideas on how to undertake further specific steps in targeting youth employability. This TC offered specific jobsearch related workshops, project management sessions, YiA possibilities, presentations of EVS and other volunteering programs, and networking and work on follow-up projects that target youth employability for 37 pax. The TC explored volunteering, internships and employment; the group visited workplaces, met with employers and shared their experiences with the other participants.
Project took place from 10th to 19th April 2014 in Kobuleti, Georgia