A Project to promote high quality work in the field of youth
In Europe there is a high rate of young people at risk of exclusion by educational, social and economic shortages, dropout and difficulty in joining the labour market. It is necessary to promote the participation of these young people in educational programs that prevent their social exclusion and promote their employability.
This situation has joined the massive entry into Europe for refugees from countries in war State in search of asylum. The Member countries of the Union undertake to help these people, but the collaboration of entities with sufficient capacity of work and reception is necessary for this to be really effective and do not originate a discrimination problem.
Three entities of three countries of the Union, that work with young people with fewer opportunities, including refugees, will share their experience with the objective of promoting high quality work in the field of youth that respond to the needs of the most disadvantaged through new methodologies that incite these young people to participate in educational programs that promote employment and social inclusion.
The target group that is leading the project are the workers of the three participating entities that work with young people with fewer opportunities for educational, social and economic deficiencies and refugees seeking asylum.
The need for the project to promote employment and social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities, including refugees, is a problem common to the whole of the European Union. Each participating entity faces this need from its specific scope and based on the idiosyncrasies of his country, but it is a problem that seriously affects Europe, project Welcome to Europe comes before the need for Exchange of practices and methods to increase the capacity of organizations working in the field of youth at transnational level and address solutions that benefit the Union on the basis of the priorities of the strategy 2020: reduce the risk of social exclusion, preventing early school leaving and increasing employability and grant asylum to refugees.
Promoting high quality work in the field of youth that respond to the needs of the most disadvantaged through new methodologies that incite these young people to participate in educational programs that promote employment and social inclusion.
The project aims to achieve the following specific objectives:
1. Train workers in the area of youth, through the exchange of practices and methods.
2. Develop improved methodologies and effective programs that reach young people with fewer opportunities.
3. Promote the active participation of young people with fewer opportunities in educational programs that promote employment and social inclusion
4. Increase the capacity at transnational level of the participating entities.
The mission and goal of Stowarzyszenie Podnoszenia Kwalifikacji Kobietis to work in favour of the development of women and the integral education of youth, as well as to initiate and promote scientific, educational and cultural activities. The Association’s further aim is to foster charitable activity, social assistance, the spirit of service, and the development of family traditions and their contribution to society.
The Association achieves its goals mainly by running training, cultural and scientific centres and by collaborating with associations, which have a similar profile. Simultaneously, as a non-governmental organization, it promotes and implements programs, which help girls and young professional women to discover their role in society by understanding their social, economic and cultural responsibility. While accomplishing its goals the Association wants to influence positively the way of life of women by helping them to discover and develop their skills, aspirations and dreams.
The Association has several paid employees and counts on numerous volunteers who get involved in its specific activities.
Fundación del Valle has been working for 25 years on behalf of women, youth and children, through social initiatives with a priority component of educational character. Each one of our activities is governed by a strong commitment to provide funders, donors, partners and society in general with absolute transparency; to ensure the proper funding management we apply a Transparency and Good Governance Code for all the actions we undertake.
Fundación del Valle carries out an extensive program of educational, cultural and volunteer activities with young people, including young people with fewer opportunities, with the aim of promoting human and cultural integrity of the person. Fundación del Valle makes exchanges and training programs between beneficiaries from different countries in order to share knowledge and experiences, promoting coexistence with people of other cultures and promoting values such as solidarity and tolerance.
Among its goals, FDV works in Spain and in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. Fundación del Valle conducts numerous programs sociocultural Promotion of women with training projects and improve their professional qualifications so that they can participate increasingly more effectively in society and promote their integration in the labor market.
Our main lines of action are: the education of youth, cultural partner of women promotion, volunteer activities and the development of cooperation
ZAVOD D & K brings to the project his consolidated experience to host the young people in a situation of economic precariousness. The entity brings to these people hospitality, personal guidance and social inclusion.
The entity carries out programmes of social integration of young people through numerous intergenerational volunteering activities: among young people in situations of exclusion that accompany and carry out activities with elders in a situation of loneliness or abandonment.
Since the beginning of 2016 ZAVOD D & K collaborates actively with the programs promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the care and the integration of the 597 refugees who will have sought asylum in Slovenia this year. In this sense, ZADOV brings to the project its experience in Social integration programs, the material and human assistance with refugee programs and intergenerational volunteer programs.
Cooperation and communication between the partners and other stakeholders will be supported by several management tools:
• A common workspace with an interactive cloud for all documents of the project: Dropbox server.
• Steering Group: Sessions of work via Skype or video conferencing for proper monitoring of the project.
Three transnational meetings, one in each participating country are planned:
1) The first one will be in Poland. Coordinator of the project.
Date: November 2016
Objective: Global project and design of the digital platform WELCOME TO EUROPE
2) The second one will be in Slovenia
Date: June 2017
Objective: Discussion on collection of analysis and research and exchange of experience for development and testing of improved methodologies and effective programs for young people with fewer opportunities.
3) The third and last one will be in Spain
Date: January 2018
Objective: Diffusion and evaluation of the project.
In all the transnational meetings, will be a part of the session to questions of management and administration of the project.
Transnational meeting in Poland
Date: November 2016
Objective: Global project and design of the digital platform WELCOME TO EUROPE
Transnational meeting in Slovenia
Date: June 2017
Objective: Discussion on collection of analysis and research and exchange of experience for development and testing of improved methodologies and effective programs for young people with fewer opportunities
Transnational meeting in Spain
Date: June 2017
Objective: Diffusion and evaluation of the project
analysis and research activities
Objective: Prepare workers to be able to address the problems of today’s Europe
Involved workers of the three participating entities.
The workers of each participating entity will analyse the causes, consequences and possible solutions for the following issues, at local, national and European level:
- Equity, diversity, and inclusion
- Youth unemployment
- Abandonment and failure school
- Crisis of values: need to convey the fundamental values of the society.
The research is based on collecting information and data analysis in collaboration with: Local and regional authorities, Entities in the field of youth with which they collaborate participating entities, Experience of young people, their families and their environment and Conferences, presentations or workshops on the issues raised.
The results of this research are discussed in the second transnational meeting of the project.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion
Abandonment and failure school
Crisis of values: need to convey the fundamental values of the society
activities of exchange of practices and methods
Objective: support to young people with fewer opportunities through new methodologies that lead these young people to participate in educational programs that promote employment and social inclusion.
Participating in this activity the of the three participating entities and young people with fewer opportunities
Each participating partner develops educational programmes proposed in the project based on their responsibility for the same.
Each partner will develop the content of their program and will bring their practices and methods.
activities by partner
SPKK: In Poland, the Polish entity carries out weekly activities (except July and August)
- Professional orientation program
Objective: advice, information and training that facilitate the professional insertion unemployed young people.
- Training program for insertion into the labour market
Objective: training to unemployed young people in the skills and competencies required by the new labour market
FDV: In Spain, the Foundation carries out the following weekly activities (except July and August)
- Support for the study and dropout prevention programs
Objective: preventing school failure in young people with educational, social, and family difficulties.
Methodology: personalized attention.
- Healthy Leisure programs
Objective: prevent violent behavior in young people at risk of social exclusion.
Methodology: recreational, sports and cultural.
- Family guidance programmes
Objective: promote the transmission of values in dysfunctional families or with educational deficiencies.
Methodology: fun and interactive.
ZADOV: In Slovenia, the Slovenian entity carries out weekly activities (except July and August)
- Social integration programmes
Objective: to prevent social and racial discrimination.
- Material and human assistance with refugee programs
Objective: to grant asylum to refugees.
Methodology of reception.
- Intergenerational volunteer programs
Objective: raise awareness among young people with the social reality
Each partner will develop the content of their program that will share in the digital platform
Each country will bring their practices and methods through videos, procedures, and virtual work sessions that will share in the platform.
Objective: To promote high quality work in the field of youth is necessary to professionalize the workers. Welcome to Europe wants to increase the working capacity of the participating institutions at the transnational level. For this purpose it is necessary for staff to acquire international and transversal competences that can provide added value to your professional profile. The European project screening requires that participating workers are able to engage in an international scope.
Digital tools used in the project, the Dropbox server management and the digital platform to Exchange content and methods, do not guarantee the interculturality of the project at all. Intercultural dialogue and teamwork “person to person” is which favours transnational skills that workers have to acquire the European and international dimension to your professional development.
The project organizes a brief Act of training aimed at workers in the field of youth of the three partner organisations that allow participants to put into practice their linguistic and intercultural skills through a study visit to the educational programmes with disadvantaged youth that the Spanish company develops in Madrid.
A study visit
Place: Madrid (Spain).
Date: 26/04/2017 to 02/05/2017
Directs the activity: Fundación del Valle
Involving all the partners: 8 workers of each participating entity
Profile of the worker participants: a Manager, responsible for the entity in the stering group of the project, staff dedicated to the management of European projects, tutors and monitors youth.
1) Visit to all educational programs developed by the Spanish entity at the local level with young people with fewer opportunities. Participants can check how and where these programs are developed: methods, profile of disadvantaged young people, training for the workers involved, etc.
They will visit the programmes implemented within the framework of the project:
- The study support program
- Healthy leisure programme
- Family orientation program
2) Observation of the work of the Organization at the headquarters of the Foundation:
- Management of European projects: preparation, implementation and evaluation.
- Quality system and risk control.
- Human resources: employees, volunteers and training.
3) Space for reflection
Every day the participants will reflect, analyze and discuss the knowledge acquired with the objective of exchanging practices and promote intercultural enrichment of the project.
- Intercultural dialogue
- Reflection and analysis