Hot Stop – Giovani contro i cambiamenti climatici

Al via il progetto Hot Stop – Giovani contro i cambiamenti climatici

La Sicilia è un hotstop di cambiamenti climatici, un territorio sempre più esposto ad eventi estremi.

Negli ultimi mesi milioni di giovani in tutto il mondo si sono mobilitati per chiedere misure urgenti per fermare la crisi climatica.

H.R.Y.O. insieme al contributo di A SUD, Leaf, Mare Memoria Viva e Palma Nana è lieta di presentarvi il progetto HOTSTOP, il primo Hub climatico per giovani attivisti del clima in Sicilia che mette a disposizione corsi e seminari gratuiti per approfondire i temi e tradurre le conoscenze in Azioni.

L’HUB si struttura in tre percorsi educativi tematici dedicati all’approfondimento e rivolti ai giovani:

HUB KNOWLEDGE – è un primo momento di formazione teorica. Prevede l’erogazione di un corso e-learning su Cambiamenti Climatici disponibile per 30 giovani di età compresa tra i 20-30 anni e dei seminari di approfondimento organizzati all’Università degli Studi di Palermo.  

HUB EXPERIENCE – Alcuni dei giovani formati all’interno dell’Hub Knowledge avranno l’opportunità di partecipare ad una formazione rivolta ad animatori ambientali mettendo in pratica la formazione acquisita durante l’organizzazione e lo svolgimento di campi avventura per ragazzi.

In ultimo HUB CLIMATE ACTION – prevede la creazione e l’attivazione di una campagna di advocacy e la mobilitazione del gruppo di giovani siciliani che si faranno portavoce di una azione significativa contro i cambiamenti climatici.

Il corso on-line è già disponibile sul sito https://www.hubclimasicilia.it/hub/climate-action, è possibile candidarsi entro il 10 Gennaio compilando il modulo di iscrizione al seguente link: http://bit.ly/iscrizioneHS.

Il progetto è realizzato grazie al contributo dell’Unione Europea, di NOPLANETB e di Fondazione con il Sud.

“Questo documento è stato prodotto con il contributo finanziario dell’Unione Europea. I contenuti di questo documento sono sotto la responsabilità del solo H.R.Y.O. e non possono essere considerati, in nessuna circostanza, riflettere la posizione dell’Unione Europea.”

Letture Umane – Sotto il segno della stella

La H.R.Y.O. Human Rights Youth Organization è lieta di introdurre “Letture Umane”, uno spazio in cui è possibile raccontare il diritto all’autodeterminazione e la libertà di scelta, una collana editoriale all’interno della quale trattare i diritti umanai a 360°.

Iniziamo questo percorso ospitando Alexandra Dejoli, autrice del primo arrivato in famiglia H.R.Y.O. “Sotto il segno della stella”. Alexandra ci racconta, attraverso un emozionante parallelismo, la sua storia all’interno della cornice storica della Belgrado socialista. 

Il suo racconto ci porta a vivere all’interno di una famiglia socialista degli anni ottanta, momento storico particolare per la Jugoslavia, caratterizzato dalla fine del potere del maresciallo Tito.

Alexandra ci racconta la sua storia e quella delle persone che la circondano, specialmente della sua famiglia e il rapporto con la sua disforia di genere. I momenti di socialità obbligata, le parate e la scuola.

Quello di Alexandra è un racconto intenso di una doppia trasformazione, la sua personale e quella della società che la circonda.

Sotto il segno della stella si conferma un’autentica testimonianza del mondo marxista-comunista, vista da dentro della cortina di ferro,  particolarmente importante per il suo mondo dei “diversi” di cui si sa poco o niente, tanto più preziosa in quanto scritta dalla diretta testimone e su base autobiografica.

Alessandra Dejoli, vive e lavora a Roma. Laureata in Storia presso l’Università di Belgrado, è specializzata in Storia Medievale. Autrice di diversi romanzi storici tra in quali: Elena, l’ultima imperatrice Bizantina (Jaka Book, 2006) Requiem Rosa (Liberodiscrivere 2014) partecipa nel 2015 al prestigioso festival delle letterature migranti a Palermo e nel 2016 apre l’Estate della Cultura Pescasseroli. Numerosi sono i suoi contributi sulla Storia dei Balcani, le ragioni del conflitto e delle violazioni dei diritti umani.

English Language Cafè: “A chat about European mobility”

Da diversi anni H.R.Y.O. ospita volontari provenienti da diversi paesi europei. Nell’arco dell’ultimo anno alcuni di loro hanno dato vita all’iniziativa chiamata “English Language Cafè”. Nato come momento aggregativo in cui coinvolgere la comunità locale nell’esercizio della lingua inglese, si è poco a poco trasformato in un appuntamento settimanale in cui si incontrano persone con diversi background e la stessa voglia di condividere pensieri, momenti e idee.

Durante l’incontro previsto per venerdì 15 Novembre, le volontarie dell’associazione affronteranno il tema della mobilità internazionale mostrando le caratteristiche del programma European Solidarity Corps e condividendo la loro esperienza di mobilità a Palermo.

Journey to activism and advocacy

The third International Training Course that took place in Cyprus at the end of October, represents the last step in the implementation of the project #GetUpStandUp.

After being introduced to the general concepts of advocacy and activism and also to the main purpose of the Get Up Stand Up project, we have been given the chance to analyse the processes involved in the building of a structured dialogue conference. 

Afterwards, we have discussed the definitions of violence and conflict, as opposed to the culture of peace. This terminology has been subsequently applied to the broad concept of advocacy, which we have examined through the lens of the advocacy cycle. We have applied the first steps of such tool to practical cases of advocacy relative to different matters (LGBTQ rights, environmental issues, online bullying, the prohibition of sex education in Czech Republic and refugees conditions in the Greek camps). 

It has been very challenging to work on such crucial topics and trying to be realistic in the development of an effective advocacy strategy.

During the last sessions, we have also simulated meetings with different stakeholders, which involved the implementation of a lobbying strategy. 

The tools and skills we have improved also included active listening, effective communication strategies, time management and the use of emotion in human rights campaigns. 

Being all involved in youth movements, we now have new useful insight and resources to tackle some of the most challenging tasks that need to be carried out within such environment. 

We are overall really happy about this experience and eager to put out knowledge into practice.

Chiara Toselli

Sara Badilini

Un grande esordio per “E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Youth”

Nel mese di ottobre si è svolto il primo incontro del progetto “E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Youth” che ha coinvolto un gruppo di ragazzi che frequentano il liceo Benedetto Croce di Palermo.
In questo primo appuntamento ci siamo dedicati all’introduzione del progetto e del programma Erasmus +  proseguendo con un approfondimento sulla politica e sulle istituzioni dell’Unione Europea.
La curiosità dei partecipanti ha stimolato un interessante dialogo che ha permesso loro di essere parte attiva e non semplici uditori.
Abbiamo percepito da parte dei giovani tanta voglia di conoscere la realtà che li circonda, approfondire temi già affrontati in classe, durante le lezioni, e riflettere sulla realtà politico-istituzionale in maniera critica.
L’interazione dei rappresentanti politici e dei decisori con i giovani locali può
portare a nuove sfide come l’attuazione delle proposte emerse dal dialogo con i giovani che si svilupperà nei prossimi mesi.
Siamo molto soddisfatti di come stia prendendo forma questo percorso che avvicinerà i giovani alle istituzioni e stimolerà la loro cittadinanza attiva attraverso l’impegno per le questioni politiche nella propria comunità e all’interno dell’Unione Europea.
Grazie alle tematiche affrontate e all’ambizione degli obiettivi perseguiti, il progetto “E.M.P.O.W.E.R. Youth” è stato riconosciuto meritevole dal sindaco Leoluca Orlando che ne ha concesso il patrocinio gratuito del Comune di Palermo.

Here we are: Emma, Inès, Susana!

Welcome! We are the new H.Y.R.O. volunteers working for the project “Alter 2.0.”, and we will be staying in Palermo for six months. Our backgrounds are pretty different; we have Inès from Orléans, France. She is 23 years old and studied Linguistics in Spanish and English. The next volunteer is Susanna from Lisbon, Portugal; she is 22 years old and she has a degree in Political Sciences. And last but not least, we have Emma from Barcelona, Spain. She is 18 years old and next year she will study Biomedicine in the UK.

As volunteers, we have the opportunity to fill our schedule in whatever way we find most interesting and beneficial to us. Since Naka was still in the first steps of creation, it was in everyone’s interest to follow the initial process. View and participate in decisions as primary as logos, the creation of posters or even the look of the official site. We wanted to help the most at the starting of this organization, which fights for human rights as much as we do and against what we reject, such as discrimination.

Although the being is a slow process and still without results, we find that the observation of the initial problems such as bureaucracy, the lack of knowledge about the organization by the community and the creation of a network are the transversal aspects to all organizations that undoubtedly are interesting to see how they will be surpassed.

Another activity we do is working in Terra Franca. This project is an initiative created by the H.R.Y.O. to transform an old land confiscated by the municipality of Palermo from the Mafia; the territory is located outdoors the city of Palermo and the organization began to take action and perform different activities since January 2019.

The aim of the project itself is to transform this “no man land” into a multi-functional space that all the community/neighborhood can enjoy and take profit of it. Our task as volunteers now is to clean the space from all the natural vegetation and rubbish that has been accumulated by years of inactivity and carelessness. Moreover, to accomplish this purpose, we meet all the three of us every Friday to work a full day in Terra Franca.

Finally, another organization that we have contributed to is 5Atuttotondo, which is a center for adults with autism. The organization works with the enhancement of activities related to creativity and development of their personality.

They help people with autism to learn how to do activities and routines that come from everyday life, such as cutting vegetables, cleaning dishes and basic elements important to surviving alone in our beautiful world.

With the help of the monitor’s, we try to participate as much as possible in these activities. We really love going there because it is something new. Even though we have had previous contact with autistic people, it is very interesting to see how we can work with them and create connections by playing music and doing art workshops.

Emma Navarro Lanckmans

Inès Mellal

Susana Rodrigues[:en]

Simone racconta il secondo training di “Get Up Stand Up” in Repubblica Ceca[:en]Simone tells the second training of “Get Up Stand Up” in Czech Republic

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Dal 14 al 20 settembre ho preso parte come rappresentante di HRYO a un training course del programma Europe for Citizens in Repubblica Ceca, precisamente a Litomysl. Litomysl è una deliziosa cittadina a un paio d’ore da Praga. Nel suo centro storico vi è un bellissimo castello, divenuto nel 1999 patrimonio dell’Unesco. Uno dei valori aggiunti di questo training è stato di alloggiare e svolgere le attività proprio all’interno di questo castello, nello specifico nelle vecchie birrerie, sistemate e adibite a ostello. Un luogo fresco e moderno ma al contempo pieno di storia e ispirazione.

Questo training course era incentrato sulla libertà di espressione e i diritti umani. Erano presenti associazioni dalla Grecia, Cipro, Germania, Repubblica Ceca, Polonia e Italia. 30 ragazzi nello stesso luogo, tutto il giorno, parlando, ridendo, condividendo, confrontandosi, imparando l’uno dall’altro. Crescendo. Una settimana può non sembrare abbastanza per stabilire connessioni profonde, ma in realtà lo è. Non è stata la prima volta che ho legato così tanto con altre persone in così poco tempo, ma ogni volta è sempre difficile interiorizzare la cosa.

Personalmente adoro le storie. Credo che l’essere umano sia fatto di storie. Abbiamo sempre vissuto di storie e sempre lo faremo. Durante questo training ho chiesto la storia di tutti i partecipanti: c’era il ragazzo italiano che a malapena parlava inglese ma che con la sua espressività e la sua attitudine alla vita riusciva a farsi capire meglio di chiunque altro; c’era un rifugiato politico russo che era scappato a Berlino perché perseguitato per un progetto sullo studio del voto; c’era il ragazzo indiano volontario in Germania che voleva rimanere in Europa per studiare il cambiamento climatico. C’erano altre storie. E poi c’ero io, che arricchivo la mia storia con quelle degli altri.

Ognuna di queste persone ha fatto in modo che il progetto potesse finalizzarsi in maniera ottima. Merito anche ovviamente dei due trainer, Alex e Luiza, che sono stati fantastici. Disponibili e sorridenti, sono stati in grado di coinvolgerci a pieno in tutte le attività, gestendo il tempo senza essere troppo rigidi.

Il team working, il dialogo, la risoluzione dei conflitti, la riflessione e il dibattito per arrivare a un obiettivo comune sono stati tutti elementi integranti nel corso delle varie attività. Spesso queste erano mirate a creare coesione nel gruppo, spingendoci a farci scontrare e discutere, per poi alla fine renderci più uniti.

Il tutto ovviamente attraverso l’educazione non formale, in cui il processo di apprendimento non deve essere a senso unico. Non a caso alcune ore sono state consacrate come open space, in cui ognuno poteva scegliere cosa voler condividere, insegnare, e imparare dagli altri.

Prima della partenza ero molto curioso di sapere come altri paesi con diversi contesti fossero riusciti a conquistare le libertà e diritti acquisiti fino ad oggi. E’ stato molto interessante conoscere dalle presentazioni e dalle messe in scene dei partecipanti i fatti e le storie avvenuti: lotte, proteste, richieste e sacrifici alla conquista dei diritti e libertà fondamentali. Al contempo, è stato utile capire che per alcuni di noi determinati diritti sono scontati, mentre per altri non lo sono affatto.  Leggerlo è un conto, ascoltarlo dalle voci di chi direttamente ne ha vissuto il riflesso è un altro.

Un’altra attività che mi ha colpito è stata quella di dover individuare una serie di articoli di giornale che riportassero il rispetto o le violazioni dei 30 articoli riportati nella Dichiarazione universale dei diritti umani. E’ sorprendente quanto ormai siamo abituati al fatto che questi non vengano rispettati, tanto da vederlo quasi come una normalità, al punto da non farci più scandalizzare. Dobbiamo ricordarci di non dare nulla per scontato, neanche le cose più elementari, e che dobbiamo essere anche noi i fautori di quello che aneliamo come società.

E’ un grande dispiacere per me non prendere parte alla terza parte di questo progetto che si volgerà a Cipro, ma sono sicuro che i prossimi partecipanti sapranno apprezzare il lavoro che verrà svolto.

 

Simone Grassi[:en]

From 14th to 20th of September I took part as a representative of HRYO in a training course found ed by the Europe for Citizens program in Czech Republic, specifically in Litomysl. Litomysl is a delightful town located a couple of hours from Prague. In its historic center stands a beautiful castle, which in 1999 became a UNESCO heritage site. One of the added values of this training was that the activities and the staying were held right inside this castle, specifically in the old breweries, arranged and used as a hostel. A fresh and modern place but at the same time full of history and inspiration.

This training course focused on freedom of expression and human rights. Associations from Greece, Cyprus, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Italy were attending. 30 youngsters in the same place, all day, talking, laughing, sharing, comparing, learning from each others. Growing up. A week may not seem enough to establish deep connections, but actually it is. It was not the first time I bond so much with other people in such a short time, but every time it’s always difficult to interiorize it.

Personally I love stories. I believe that human beings are made of stories. We have always lived of stories and we will always do. During this training I asked every participant’ story: there was the Italian guy who barely spoke English but with his expressiveness and his attitude towards life could make himself understood better than anyone else; there was a Russian political refugee who had fled to Berlin because he was persecuted for a project on the political vote; there was the Indian volunteer in Germany who wanted to stay in Europe to study climate change. There were other stories. And then there was me, becoming richer with all of these stories.

Each of these people made possible that the project could be finalized in an perfect way. Also of course thanks to the two trainers, Alex and Luiza, who were fantastic. Always available and smiling, they were able to fully involve us in all activities, managing the timing without being too rigid.

Team working, dialogue, conflict resolution, reflection and debate to reach a common goal were all important elements included during the activities. These tools were used to create cohesion in the group, pushing us to clash and argue, and then eventually making us more united.

All of this obviously through non-formal education, in which the learning process is not meant to be one-way. No coincidence that some hours were consecrated as an open space, in which everyone could choose what they wanted to share, teach, and learn from others.

Before leaving I was very curious to know how other countries with different contexts had managed to conquer freedoms and rights. It was very interesting to learn from the presentations and plays of the participants the facts and the stories that took place in their nations: struggles, protests, requests and sacrifices to gain fundamental rights and freedoms. At the same time it was useful to understand that for some of us certain rights are taken for granted, while for others they are not. Reading it is a thing, hearing it from the voices of those who directly experienced the reflection of these actions is another.

Another activity that really made me think was when we had to identify a series of newspaper articles reporting respects or violations of the 30 points reported in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is surprising how much we got used to the fact that these rights are often not respected, to the point that we see it almost as a normality and we do not consider it outrageous anymore. We must remember not to take anything for granted, not even the most elementary things, and that we too must be part of the cange we want in the society.

It is such a pity that I cannot take part in the third part of this project that will be held Cyprus, but I am sure that the next participants will be able to appreciate the work that will be done.

 

Simone Grassi[:]

[:it]Volunteering in Palermo with H.R.Y.O[:en]Volunteering in Palermo with H.R.Y.O.[:]

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From July 4 to August 30 I was a volunteer at the Human Rights Youth Organization in Palermo. It was an intense
time that brought me many challenges and constantly pulled me out of my comfort zone. HRYO is a relatively large
organization that always hosts several volunteers as part of European projects. The organization focuses mainly on
popularizing human rights, working with the local community, especially children and youth at risk of economic
exclusion and mafia influences. Mafia still seems to have an impact on the lives of Sicilians. Many things are impossible
or difficult to do for them, even if they are seemingly simple tasks and problems to solve. It was the differences in
mentality and cultures that caused the greatest difficulties for me at first.
As part of the project, I had the opportunity to conduct #letstalkHumanRights meetings with migrants from the
local social club – Ikenga. We also organized English Language Café meetings to jointly learn English, which is extremely
needed in Sicily. Although my project is short-term, I had to learn many words in Italian to communicate with the people
of Palermo in their daily activities. English Language Cafés allows their participants to tame English.
Our colleague Melania working at HRYO on July 15-19 held meetings raising the subject of stereotypes about
gender issues and violence. Although most of us had similar insights, the conversation was extremely important. As part
of the project, we watched a shocking documentary about the female body on Italian television programs. It was very
important to us and left many questions.
From July 29 to July 31, together with scout groups from northern Italy, we cleaned the Terra Franca area. This
is an area confiscated from the Mafia and commissioned a few months ago by HRYO. Ultimately, it is to be a place of a
social garden, where the charges of the organization dealing with youth and young adults from the autism spectrum will
also work.
On August 11-14, we were in Alcamo at the Alcart Festival. As part of the cooperation with the organizers, we
ran an organization stand where we sold materials promoting human rights made by the local artist Monica Dengo, we
presented the #HumanRightsRightHumans exhibition and talked with festival participants and residents of Alcamo as
well as tourists about human rights, our countries, democracy and European community.
The last project that I implemented was the creation of a street library in which, as part of the international
bookcrossing movement, people can exchange books by introducing and extracting them from circulation.
It was sad to me Palermo has a big plastic waste problem. The ecological and environmental awareness
of citizens is low. As part of private conversations, volunteers tried to convince residents to change their habits.
Disposable plastic is distributed everywhere without much thoughts. When we organized a party for volunteers and
interns of other organizations, the most surprised by the lack of plastic cups, which come here at every party were
Italians. The big issue for me was also the frequent use of fireworks. They are here almost every day. Official local shows
lasted over an hour. Although many of us like to look at the color holidays in the sky in Poland, there is quite a lot of
public awareness about the dangers of fireworks. In Italy, this does not cause opposition or outrage yet.
From a perspective of time spent in Palermo, Sicily seems to me African in many aspects. People are different.
More friendly and open, but also much more focused on reputation. They approach the world around them and the

problems they have to deal with differently than I was learned. I regret that my project was largely carried out in
August. It is a month when the city is operating more slowly. Nevertheless, Palermo is worth exploring and there is a lot
of work to be done here still. At the same time, residents are very open to action. However, they need a spark that can
start them. During the time spent in Sicily, I met many wonderful people. This experience changed me forever, made me
aware of my values and showed me many truths.

Paweł Skibiński[:en]

From July 4 to August 30 I was a volunteer at the Human Rights Youth Organization in Palermo. It was an intense
time that brought me many challenges and constantly pulled me out of my comfort zone. HRYO is a relatively large
organization that always hosts several volunteers as part of European projects. The organization focuses mainly on
popularizing human rights, working with the local community, especially children and youth at risk of economic
exclusion and mafia influences. Mafia still seems to have an impact on the lives of Sicilians. Many things are impossible
or difficult to do for them, even if they are seemingly simple tasks and problems to solve. It was the differences in
mentality and cultures that caused the greatest difficulties for me at first.
As part of the project, I had the opportunity to conduct #letstalkHumanRights meetings with migrants from the
local social club – Ikenga. We also organized English Language Café meetings to jointly learn English, which is extremely
needed in Sicily. Although my project is short-term, I had to learn many words in Italian to communicate with the people
of Palermo in their daily activities. English Language Cafés allows their participants to tame English.
Our colleague Melania working at HRYO on July 15-19 held meetings raising the subject of stereotypes about
gender issues and violence. Although most of us had similar insights, the conversation was extremely important. As part
of the project, we watched a shocking documentary about the female body on Italian television programs. It was very
important to us and left many questions.
From July 29 to July 31, together with scout groups from northern Italy, we cleaned the Terra Franca area. This
is an area confiscated from the Mafia and commissioned a few months ago by HRYO. Ultimately, it is to be a place of a
social garden, where the charges of the organization dealing with youth and young adults from the autism spectrum will
also work.
On August 11-14, we were in Alcamo at the Alcart Festival. As part of the cooperation with the organizers, we
ran an organization stand where we sold materials promoting human rights made by the local artist Monica Dengo, we
presented the #HumanRightsRightHumans exhibition and talked with festival participants and residents of Alcamo as
well as tourists about human rights, our countries, democracy and European community.
The last project that I implemented was the creation of a street library in which, as part of the international
bookcrossing movement, people can exchange books by introducing and extracting them from circulation.
It was sad to me Palermo has a big plastic waste problem. The ecological and environmental awareness
of citizens is low. As part of private conversations, volunteers tried to convince residents to change their habits.
Disposable plastic is distributed everywhere without much thoughts. When we organized a party for volunteers and
interns of other organizations, the most surprised by the lack of plastic cups, which come here at every party were
Italians. The big issue for me was also the frequent use of fireworks. They are here almost every day. Official local shows
lasted over an hour. Although many of us like to look at the color holidays in the sky in Poland, there is quite a lot of
public awareness about the dangers of fireworks. In Italy, this does not cause opposition or outrage yet.
From a perspective of time spent in Palermo, Sicily seems to me African in many aspects. People are different.
More friendly and open, but also much more focused on reputation. They approach the world around them and the

problems they have to deal with differently than I was learned. I regret that my project was largely carried out in
August. It is a month when the city is operating more slowly. Nevertheless, Palermo is worth exploring and there is a lot
of work to be done here still. At the same time, residents are very open to action. However, they need a spark that can
start them. During the time spent in Sicily, I met many wonderful people. This experience changed me forever, made me
aware of my values and showed me many truths.

Paweł Skibiński[:]

[:it]Training Course “Active Youth Work in Progress”[:]

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10-17 Novembre a Celje, Slovenia

Active Youth Work in Progress – Youth Workers Mobility

Oggi i giovani stanno diventando sempre più esigenti e critici riguardo gli strumenti e i metodi utilizzati dagli operatori giovanili: chiedono l’utilizzo di strumenti e metodi più interattivi e proattivi e allo stesso tempo mantengono l’attenzione sui contenuti più tradizionali come l’inclusione sociale, l’uguaglianza, la comunicazione interculturale e l’abolizione degli stereotipi.

Uno degli obiettivi cardine del progetto riguarda la consapevolezza delle organizzazioni partecipanti in merito all’importanza che l’operatore giovanile riveste nell’influenzare lo sviluppo della gioventù.

I partecipanti alla formazione acquisiranno nuove conoscenze nel campo dell’inclusione sociale, della comunicazione interculturale, degli stereotipi, dell’uguaglianza, e allo stesso tempo conosceranno nuovi metodi e strumenti soprattutto nell’inclusione delle tecnologie ICT nelle attività. Impareranno i metodi per riconoscere i bisogni dei giovani, quali attività devono svolgere con l’intenzione di sviluppare i bisogni identificati, riconosceranno i metodi e gli approcci più appropriati per determinati gruppi target di giovani.

La formazione produrrà un manuale elettronico per operatori giovanili in lingua inglese che includerà una breve descrizione teorica e l’aspetto pratico delle attività concrete svolte durante la formazione.

Gli operatori giovanili svilupperanno specifiche abilità chiave per lo sviluppo delle competenze:

– competenza per l’auto-riflessione e la valutazione del proprio lavoro;

– capacità di apprendere possibili connessioni tra attività e competenze;

– capacità di identificare i bisogni dei giovani e allo stesso tempo riconoscere le attività che incoraggiano lo sviluppo di bisogni identificati;

– capacità di pianificazione, realizzazione e valutazione di seminari in materia di inclusione sociale in campo, comunicazione interculturale, stereotipi, ecc .;

– capacità di comunicazione efficiente con gruppi e individui nel processo di lavoro con i giovani;

– capacità di riconoscere le differenze tra le diverse esigenze dei gruppi di giovani e di adattare le attività allo specifico gruppo target di giovani;

– capacità di creazione dell’atmosfera, che stimola e motiva l’apprendimento non formale;

Stiamo cercando due partecipanti per il training course “Active Youth Work in Progress” che si terrà a Celje, Slovenia dal 10 al 17 novembre. Se sei un educatore o un lavoratore giovanile e ti andrebbe di approfondire questi temi questa è l’occasione giusta per te.

Costi:

tesseramento ad H.R.Y.O. 25 euro;

vitto e alloggio coperti dall’organizzazione ospitante;

costi di viaggio rimborsati fino ad un massimo di 275 euro.

 

Invia il tuo CV e la lettera motivazionale a melania.ferrara@hryo.eu entro il 20 settembre.

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[:en]If you believe in something, it will happen![:]

[:en]Since 14th of May I started my mobility, within the Erasmus + program, in Salamanca (Spain) where I spent two months, it was in fact until July.

There, I have been working as assistant project of several European project such as uCivic and Siep, but the principal one was the project called “IRETI -Empowering Women and Strengthening Socioeconomic integration”. The name of the project IRETI means hope and it comes from the Yoruba language, spoken by the majority in Nigeria. This name was decided in function of the fact that the first aim of the project in itself is to give hope to the women victims of Trafficking in persons. Those people are most of the times young women especially from Nigeria; but it is consistent also the presence of women from Romania, East Europe and Asia. The second aim but not less important is to support them by fostering processes of ties. Nevertheless, the project includes also activities that will allow partner organizations to exchange experience, methods and good practices.

These two months have been intensive and full of commitments, but really satisfactory. My main duty concerned this project was to collect data from every partners Romania, Spain, Italy and England and organize them in a systematic way for the creation of an online platform. In particular, I was in charge to collect information regarding the partners involved in concrete in the project, the actions put in place and the ones to obtain more visibility, but also data concerning the local hot spot/ hot line who can be considered a help in fighting this huge and global phenomenon. All of this work has been done in order to create a platform that will be used to provide services and opportunities to the woman victims of Human Trafficking, who needs help to get out from the exploitation. The idea is to create something concreate to decrease the average of exploited people at the European level, and it is for this reason that all the country partners make their efforts in accomplish the result. There is a strong awareness that only through the cooperation and the collaboration worldwide is possible to combat this enormous crisis humanitarian that is affecting the whole Europe.

During these months, I had the chance to meet entities and associations at the national and regional level who are present in the city. They have been selected as stakeholders who work on the social field for the rights’ protection of vulnerable people. One of those, that have particularly catch my attention, was CASA ESCUELA SANTIAGO UNO. That is a wonderful reality that allow teenagers to start learning something that can be their future work, for example hairdresser or builder, but in the same time they have the possibility to live there. It is not a school how we can intend it normally, and it is not just a home. I had the impression that we easily could define that as school of life. Another beautiful thing inside of this institution is the fact that girls and boys have the possibility to take part to the several activities provided by volunteers or educators. Just to name, one is how to perform juggling and magic show.

Other associations with who I had contact has been ARPRAM. That is a national association with several different locations in all the Spain. Their work is closer to the main aim of the project; in fact, they work directly with the women that wee force to work as prostitutes during the night. Another really interesting experience was the meeting that I had with the responsible of the EUROPE DIRECT OFFICE, where I have been. There, the confront among us was really stimulating and full of input of reflections on the challenges facing Europe and on its future.

 

Another important part of my staying in Salamanca and working in BB&R was the possibility I had, to know new people and learn new things. In this sense, I had some Spanish lessons with a great and patient teacher M. Elisa, with her I spent most of my working time out of the office and I found a person with many interests and many histories to tell. M. Eliza as fundamental part of the project and of my staying in Salamanca supported me in all the visit to the entities, but also in making me discovering the city and in pushing me in improving my language skills.

In Addition to that, I took part of two courses regarding the IT System. To be more precise I have attended the first course with Daniel Gonzalo about the use and the ability to exploit the social media at the maximum, and then obtain the maximum share of visualization and sharing. He has revealed me some tricks that I would not have known otherwise. The second course was, instead, about the creation of webpages with Roberto. Also the latter has been interesting, for me, above all because it is something really far from what I have studied and secondly because it is nowadays so important to have IT abilities that I cannot reject the opportunity to learn something new. At this propose, during all the months I have discovered software and programs (Powtoon, Joomla) that I can easily use to work in other circumstances and as important as the first I have improved my use of programs such as Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, social media and so on.

 

To conclude this brief summary of my experience here, I would like to thank everyone who crossed my path, who taught me something new, and all the people that made this experience so productive and nice. At the same time, I would like to say that it was one of the most beautiful and interesting experience made until now, for this reason I would love to have the possibility to still stay here and work with You.

 

 

Ornella Guarino[:]