Am 12. Dezember 2023 wurden in Wien die Gewinner/innen des Erasmus+ und ESK-Awards 2023 vom OeAD präsentiert. Der Award ging an Organisationen, die mit diesen EU-Förderungen besondere Wirkung auf persönlicher, institutioneller und systemischer Ebene erzielen. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass auch wir zu den Gewinner/innen gehören!
Unsere Arbeit mit jungen Menschen ist für uns eine Herzensangelegenheit, und diese Auszeichnung bestätigt unser Engagement. Die Wertschätzung durch den OeAD ist für uns von unschätzbarem Wert und wird unsere zukünftige Arbeit weiterhin mit Leidenschaft und Energie beflügeln.
At the beginning of November, we hosted the last team meeting of the project Erasmus+ Plain VET in Graz.
Together with the coordinator @kultur_life and the partners from Spain, Sweden and Cyprus, we have discussed the next steps to be done in the project, established deadlines, and gave feedback on the materials that are in the final stages of finalization.
At the moment, the first project result is completely finished and it is being translated into the partner languages - Assessment tool in plain language. You will be able to find it soon on the website below:
S-Bim und BeSt3 Graz 2023
Unser Verein war am 19. Oktober bei S-Bim und BeSt3 Graz 2023 am Stand vertreten. Wir stellten stolz die Projekte "Start Point" und "Buddy Migrants" vor.
Maintaining Mental Health through Outdoor Activities TC
We came together again between the 14th and 21st of October, to explore the topic of Mental Health, and how to maintain it through Outdoor Activities!
We played fun games and tried yoga and other interesting activities outside, went hiking and cycled together, sang and danced, cooked and ate till late hours.
We turned ideas into concepts and discussed what the people we work with
need and could benefit from.
Start Point TPM Kiel
This week we were in Kiel, northern Germany, for the last partner meeting of the Start Point #erasmusplusproject where we finalized the last outputs, established the last few tasks and prepared for the final dissemination and exploitation of results.
We also took part in the Final conference organized by the coordinator of the project KulturLife, where we talked about the project and its results and about Erasmus+ programm.
Das war unsere Youth&Commute Jugendbegegnung in Trofaiach!
Wir möchten uns herzlich bei der Woche und bei der Trofaiach - meine Stadt sowie Bürgermeister Mario Abl für ihre Unterstützung bedanken!
Youth & Commute ist ein vom Erasmus+ Programm der Europäischen Union kofinanziertes Projekt im Jugendbereich, das sich mit nachhaltigem Verkehr, Verkehrssicherheitskompetenz, Mobilität und Inklusion beschäftigt.
Sustainability and Youth Work TC
In July, together with our partners KulturLife, Drustvo Nacekova hisa, AKtive Kosmos and Be Visible Be YOU we have organised a training course for Youth workers "Sustainability and Youth work". This was a wonderful opportunity to discuss how to introduce the topic of sustainability to young people in a non-formal setting, brainstorm educational activities ideas and even work hands-on!
Re-thinking Sustainability, our first Youth Exchange under the #erasmusplus youth accreditation 2021-2027 took place between the 21st-28th June. We gathered once more in Trofaiach with young people from Austria, Romania, Croatia, Turkey and North Macedonia to discuss about Sustainability, but this time looking at it from different perspectives and with a critical mindset.
Along with exploring the issues in our local environments, we also looked for ideas and solutions that could be implemented right away in the local communities of our participants.
E-valuate Seminar Romania
Between the 13-14th June, we were in Predeal, Romania taking part in the seminar "E-valuate" organized by A4Action which had as a primary objective consolidating the network of partners and evaluating the mobilities they have organized under the Erasmus+ Youth accreditation.
It was a very fruitful meeting for us, getting to know new NGOs from different European countries, and learning more about the Erasmus+ accreditation and different European funding programmes. At the same time, it was a good opportunity to exchange good practices from our daily work in our organizations and get new fresh ideas for improving our work.
We were very happy about this invitation and looking forward to more projects together!
Youth&Commute, LTTA IGDIR, TURKEY
Between the 6-10th of June, we had our Learning, Teaching, Training, Activity that took place in Igdir, Turkey. We gathered youth workers from all the partner organizations and shared good practices about working with young people with fewer opportunities in our countries and how to better involve them in our activities. We also had the chance to explore Igdir by bike and have first-hand experience with the cyclists in this town.
We met with the partners of the Erasmus+ Project: Agents for Inclusion in Milan to discuss the progress of the project, plan the next steps in the implementation and set the dates for the next meetings and activities.
The project consists in providing the tools and know-how to people with fewer opportunities (i.e. immigrants, women and long-term unemployed individuals) to learn how to carry out a social project and, through this, to strengthen their skills and competencies to enter into the labour market and to empower them with respect to the rest of the society.
Check out more about the project here: https://agentsforinclusion.com/
Learning, teaching, training activity - Pla(i)nVET
During our LTTA (Learning, teaching, training activity) in Örkelljunga, Sweden, we introduced our guide in easy language and exchanged plain language as an instrument for #equalityopportunity and #inclusion. It was a lovely training and meeting!
Soon, we will share with you the final Assessment tool in plain language. Check more about the project here:
We have launched a new project!!
The BuddyMigrants project aims to address the barriers faced by newly-arrived third country natonal (TCN) families in the project countries in accessing the social services (access to information, health, education, employment) as well as to contribute to creating inclusive environments that foster social inclusion, equity and equality, and that are responsive to the needs of the wider communities.
Start Point TPM Helsinki
We were in Finland, for the 3rd Transnational project meeting of the #Erasmusplus project Start Point. We have evaluated the LTTA, that took place in March in Slovenia and checked on the pending tasks and future activities that we should organize in each of our countries. The Citizenship Learning Toolkit and the Learning Community Programm are finished and are being translated into all the partner languages at the moment.
ENGAGE - April Newsletter
The last Newsletter of the AMIF project ENGAGE is focusing on the job shadowing experiences of the participants, in each one of the partner countries.
Testimonials of some of the migrant women are included also/ Check it out by clicking on the photo!
Start Point LTTA Novo Mesto
In March, our collegues Iulia and Hewa were in Novo Mesto, Slovenia attending the "Community Learning Programm" from the #erasmusplusproject Start Point.
They discussed topics such as Cultural Identity, Intercultural Dialogue, Active Citizenship, and Community action, as well as meeting the participants from Cyprus, Germany, Slovenia, Portugal, and Finland and exchanging ideas and experiences.
In the last session, the participants had to create Vision Boards for the Activities they want to implement with the young adults in their communities back home. You can see some of them on the last slide.
Pla(i)nVET TPM Bilbao
In January we had a transnational partner meeting of the Erasmus+ Plain VET Project. The meeting was hosted by the amazing Centro Formativo Otxarkoaga - a school providing education from 12 years old to adults, on Secondary Education, First Education for Migrants, Vocational Education and Training, Task Learning Education, Adult Education and other. One of their main goals is to pay attention to people in disadvantaged situations offering integral education and promoting their integration by offering adapted learning paths.
Wir starten voller Engagement ins neue Jahr!
Die ENGAGE Ehrenamtswoche verbindet Frauen mit Fluchterfahrung mit gemeinnützigen Organisationen, Vereinen und auch mit Einzelpersonen, und gibt ihnen die Möglichkeit ehrenamtliche Arbeit in Begleitung unseres Teams hautnah zu erleben. Vereine, Organisationen und Einzelpersonen, die Unterstützung brauchen, können sich bis 23.01.2023 mit diesem Formular anmelden: https://forms.gle/q6K2P3CNRtZVq2Zu5