Solidarités Jeunesses Vietnam
Solidarités Jeunesses Vietnam (SJ Vietnam) is an international youth NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) founded in 2004, that promotes values of solidarity, peace and tolerance through youth citizenship projects to improve society during and after the voluntarism.
SJ Vietnam is an independent, non-political and non-religious organization open to everybody without any distinction of nationality, race, philosophy, financial resource, education or sex. In 2015, SJ Vietnam officially hosted 500 international volunteers and counted 9000 local members aged between 15 and 35 years old.
Campaign for Change-Nepal (CCN)
Youth, Women and Children are the main target group of this organization. It works at local, national and global level to establish the active participation of citizens to the democratic life introducing a change in socio-economic and cultural sectors.
During the last years CCN hosts many volunteers coming from different countries to improve their professional and personal competences and to support the work of the CCN association.
Fekete Sereg Ifjúsági Egyesület
The Fekete Sereg Youth Association was founded in 1997 and is mainly composed by young aged between 13 and 30, living in Nagyvázsony (1800 inhabitants) and in the Vázsony-valley in Hungary. The association’s duty is to represent the interest of the young living in the village at regional, national and international level. The target groups of our association are: students, unemployed ones, minorities (roma), disadvantaged and handicapped people etc.
The mission is to give the youth of the village possibilities to spend their free time by doing useful activities, to support bottom-up initiatives of the young living in the village. The aim is also to give the same possibilities to our youngsters as others have in the European Union. We collaborate with municipalities, foundations, other regional, national and international organisations, experts and other people supporting youth.
CESIE is a non-governmental organisation, established in 2001, inspired by the work and theories of the Italian sociologist Danilo Dolci (1924-1997). CESIE contributes to the active participation of people, civil societies and institutions through the implementation of projects on various thematic areas, towards the promotion of growth and development, always valuing diversity in the respect of ethics and human development.
Our MISSION is to promote growth through innovative and participative educational approaches.
- To improve lifelong education in Europe through transnational projects involving local communities
- To promote sustainable development of neighboring regions and beyond through training and education
- To foster progress and innovation in Higher Education and Research
- To support learning mobility for people at all ages, across borders and sectors
- To stimulate local growth by adapting international good practices and methods
As a European centre of Studies and Initiatives, the organisation is dedicated to the promotion of research and development so as to increase and improve future-oriented innovation processes in educational, social, economic and cultural spheres believing in the cross-cutting of organisations cooperating within heterogeneous fields and sectors.
Pursuing to base our initiatives on real social needs and challenges, CESIE actively connects research with action through the use of formal and non-formal learning methodologies fostering active involvement of target groups so to develop a common research path of analysis, testing and creative co-education.
CESIE’s main macro areas and themes of interest:
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Innovation in Education
- Information and Communication Technologies
- Employability, Labour Market and Industry
- Food and Health
- Energy, Environment and Resource efficiency
CESIE is accredited by the Region of Sicily for Orientation of Vocational Education and Training, with macro-typology of Higher Education and lifelong learning (LLL) for “development, introduction and implementation of reforms in education and training to increase integration and develop employability”, thus recognised as accreditation, certification and/or qualification body.
Pistes-Solidaires is an association of education that works to promote knowledge, competences and attitudes in favour of justice and equality in a multicultural society and in an interdependent world. Pistes-Solidaires was created in 2002 with the ambition to raise awareness about global problems and to show the potential of change, but also to help people understand the links between their lives and the lives of other people all over the world.
We see education as a whole and also our educational actions – which last throughout life – are based on the 4 pillars of UNESCO: learning to know, learning to do, learning to be and learning to live together.
Pistes-Solidaires is a European Non-Governmental Organisation that is very active at the European level. Pistes-Solidaires consists of 3 departments:
- Learning mobility: it aims to give people the chance to experience learning mobility through European programmes such as Erasmus+ Key Action 1. Pistes-Solidaires is also the leader organisation of the Nouvelle Aquitaine regional plate-form for learning mobility. So Mobility is a unique and very innovative service that organise, through individual meeting, a specific matching between mobility opportunities and a young people.
- European cooperation: Pistes-Solidaires aims to increase the impact of EU cooperation at a local level in the following topics: education, social inclusion, social-cultural field (such as Grundtvig multilateral projects, Fundamental Rights & Citizenship, Leonardo Transfer of Innovation in the previous programs, KA1 and KA2 from 2014)
- Europe Direct: we aim to increase European values and people knowledge about Europe. We have received the label of “Europe Direct Information Centre” from the European Commission in 2013.
Pistes Solidaires is based in the city of Pau in the Southwest of France and is a federation gathering 13 members. Its name is LEMON – LEarning MOblity Network. The organisation has also a “daughter organisation” based in Marseille, Pistes-Solidaires Méditerranée.
Volunteer Action for Change Kenya (VACK)
VACK is a voluntary service organization founded in 2013 with the aim of bringing people from different cultures to work together towards a common goal and to break down cultural stereotypes. VACK is a non-profit and non-governmental organization that provides services using the voluntarism approach that is aimed at enhancing the development process and service delivery of community development initiatives. The activities are geared towards the promotion of peace, understanding, justice, development, and information exchange among Kenyans and within the international community. Our main targets beneficiaries are the youths, women and children.
International Voluntary Service:
- Short Term Projects or Work camps for 1-4 weeks
- Bilateral/Special Work camps for 1-6 weeks
- Medium to Long Term Projects: 1-12 months
Youth Empowerment and Leadership Development Program:
We have developed a program called Youth Empowerment and Leadership Development Program (YELD-P) that aims at enhancing skills development, critical awareness and creating opportunities for youths. The program is also involved in creating social entrepreneurs’ who have gone a long way in creating solutions to the socioeconomic solutions facing their communities.
The program provides the youth with work readiness and livelihood trainings to empower them to make sound career and life decisions. It also impacts young people with social skills to enable them attain their full potentials.