Proiectul “Links to education” este initiativa As. ZURY din TM (RO) al carui scop este de a lupta impotriva ratei ridicate a somajului in UE, in special in randul tinerilor cu varsta pana in 25 de ani prin implicarea lor in activitati cu caracter educational alternativ in care isi vor putea dezvolta si exersa anumite abilitati de ordin transversal precum si competente generale de viata necesare si utile in accesarea pietei muncii. Aditional, promotorii doresc sa angajeze viitorii voluntari EVS in combaterea fenomenului si la nivel local, precum si sa actioneze in demersul urmatoarelor problemtici: sedentarismul si slaba implicare comunitara a tinerilor, in activitati de voluntariat, nevoia de dezvoltare alternativa si dezvoltare personala a tinerilor, pe langa cunostintele acumulate in contextele formale, nevoia de dezvoltare in domeniul lingvistic. Proiectul se concentreaza pe tematici ca: somajul in randul tinerilor, informarea tinerilor, invatare pe tot parcursul vietii, cooperare pentru dezvoltare si implicare comunitara.

Obiectivele proiectului sunt:

A. Dezvoltarea competentelor cheie de tip transversal (lingvistice, digitale, antreprenoriale si socio-civice) de catre tinerii voluntari implicati pe parcursul proiectului
B. Promovarea voluntariatului, a educatiei non-formale si a participarii active in societate a tinerilor prin dezvoltarea de activitati educationale alternative pe parcursul proiectului
C. Promovarea tolerantei si a solidaritatii intre tineri provenind din diverse culturi pe parcursul proiectului

Obiectivele vor fi atinse prin implementarea urmatoarelor activitati:
– org. de ateliere de comunicare, public speaking, debate, ateliere creative si de dobandire de abilitati creative a participantilor
– desf. de evenimente/actiuni cu caracter sportiv, de promovare a unui stil de viata sanatos si a importantei sportului si miscarii in general, a actiunilor desfasurate in aer liber
– org. de sesiuni de prezentare a oportunitatilor de dezvoltare personala, de formare alternativa si de implicare in viata comunitatii a tinerilor locali
– org. si implementarea a 3 ateliere interculturale si lingvistice diferite
– org. de sesiuni de dobandire de abilitati din sfera IT (utilizare de baza a PC-ului, utilizare eficienta a internetului si a programelor necesare pentru redactarea documentelor pentru aplicatii la posturi vacante, informare cu privire la platforme si grupuri de informare cu oportunitati valabile si de interes pentru dezvoltarea lor personala si profesionala etc.)
– administrarea website-ului organizatiei gazda, conceperea de articole si captarea de imagini foto si video de la activitatile desfasurate
– realizarea a 2 materiale audio-video de promovare a voluntariatului in randul tinerilor din mediul local si diseminarea in randul acestora pe diverse cai
– org. a 2 sesiuni de prezentare a proiectului, a programului Erasmus+ si in special de prezentare a oportunitatii de implicare intr-un stagiu de voluntariat prin intermediul SEV
– propuneri si initiative proprii ale voluntarilor, planificate si organizate la scara mica/actiuni comunitare care pot fi implementate pe baza nevoilor identificate de catre voluntarii EVS

Metodele si instrumentele pe care voluntarii EVS le vor utiliza cu precadere vor proveni din zona non-formala si vor fi unele dintre acestea: jocuri, activitati de echipa, ateliere de lucru, dezbateri, exercitii practice si jocuri de rol, prezentari non-formale, materiale vizuale si design grafic, animatie, activitati sportive, initiative outdoor etc.

Organizatia coordonatoare intentioneaza sa aduca o schimbare in termeni de oportunitati de participare pentru tineri, de accesare a pietei muncii si de a le oferi un context potrivit in cadrul caruia sa isi dezvolte noi abilitati/competente utile pentru viitor. La nivel local, initiativa urmareste sa creasca nr. de tineri activi in comunitate si implicati in activitati de voluntariat. Promovarea si desfasurarea de activitati sportive si in aer liber vor avea rolul de a informa, constientiza si de a-i inspira pe altii in a face sport, a descoperi beneficiile acestuia si consecintele unei vieti sedentare. Proiectul va impacta tineretul local prin oferirea unei sanse de a intra in contact cu alti tineri din alte tari, de a descoperi alte culturi, a creste gradul de toleranta si intelegere interculturala precum si a castiga o oportunitate de a invata noi limbi straine.

Proiectul va implica in total 10 voluntari EVS care vor fi trimisi de 6 org. de trimitere, din 4 tari. 50% dintre participanti vor fi tineri cu op. reduse. Proiectul va presupune org. a 2 stagii de voluntariat de 8 luni fiecare: primul planificat in perioada 01.09.2015 – 30.04.2016 pt. 5 voluntari care vor fi gazduiti in AR, iar cel de-al doilea stagiu planificat in perioada 01.02.2016 – 30.09.2016 pt. alti 5 voluntari care vor fi gazduiti in TM. Intregul proiect va avea o durata de 18 luni si se va desfasura in perioada 1 iun 2015 – 1 dec 2016.

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 “Links to education” was the initiative of ZURY Association from TM (RO) whose main aim was to fight against the unemployment rate existing at European level, especially among youth with the age below 25 by engaging them in additional educational activities which will develop transversal skills as well as life competences necessary and useful for them in accessing the labor market. Additionally, the promoters planned to engage the EVS volunteers in combating the phenomenon also at local level, as well as act against problematics such as: youth sedentarism and low involvement in civic and voluntary activities, the need of alternative and personal development of youth, besides the general knowledge acquired within formal contexts, the need for linguistic development (learning of foreign languages). The project was focused on themes like: youth unemployment, youth information, lifelong learning, cooperation for development and community engagement.

The objectives of the project were the following:

  1. Developing 4 key transversal competences (linguistic, digital, entrepreneurship and socio-civic) by the young volunteers involved during the entire project
    B. Promoting non-formal education, volunteering and active participation of youth in the society through the development of alternative educational activities during the period of the project
    C. Promoting tolerance and solidarity among young people coming from different cultures during the project

The objectives have been achieved by the implementation of these activities:

– organization of communication workshops, public speaking sessions, debates and creative workshops for developing the creativity of participants
– development and organization of events/actions with sportive character, initiatives for promoting a healthy lifestyle and the importance of doing sport or any other kind of movement in outdoor space
– organization of sessions for presenting different opportunities for personal development, alternative training and involvement in the life of the community of local youth
– organization and delivery of 3 different intercultural and linguistic workshops
– organization of IT sessions for developing specific digital competences of local youth (basic operation of PC, efficient use of internet and use of specific programs for creating documents necessary for job applications, information in connection with platforms and groups containing useful news and valid opportunities and of interest for their personal and professional development etc.)
– administration of the hosting organization’s general website, creation of and posting articles, taking photos and video materials to promote the developed activities
– realization of 2 audio-video materials for promoting volunteering among youth and its dissemination through different channels
– organization of 2 sessions for presenting the project, the Erasmus+ programme and for promoting valid opportunities for engagement of youth in EVS
– development of own initiatives, creation of plans and organization of small scale projects/community actions implemented locally based on the needs identified by the EVS volunteers

The methods & instruments that the EVS volunteers used mainly came from the non-formal area and space and were some of these: games, team work activities, workshops, debates, practical exercises and role plays, non-formal presentations, visual materials and graphic design, animation, activities with sportive character, outdoor initiatives etc.

The CO planned to bring a change in terms of chances the participating youth will have to access the labor market and offer them a proper context in which to develop new abilities/competences useful for the future. At local level, the initiative aimed to increase the no. of youth active in the community and engaged in voluntary actions. The promotion and development of sportive and outdoor activities had as aim to inform, raise awareness and inspire others about the benefits of doing sports and the consequences of a sedentary life. The project impacted the local youth by offering them a chance to get in contact with other people from other countries, discover other cultures, raise their tolerance and intercultural understanding as well as learn new foreign languages.

The project involved 10 EVS volunteers in total, sent by 4 different SO from 3 programme countries. 5 of them were with fewer opportunities. The project implied 2 voluntary stages between 6.5 and 9 months each: the first one being planned generally between 01.10.2015 and 29.06.2016 for 5 EVS volunteers hosted in Arad, and the second stage planned generally between 01.03.2016 and 29.11.2016 which involved other 5 EVS volunteers hosted in Timisoara. The entire project was developed during 20 month between 1st of June 2015 and 31st of January 2017.

 

Galerii foto/video – Photo/video galleries

Intercultural November – cursuri de limba si cultura spaniola/Spanish language and culture lessons

 

Intercultural November – cursuri de limba si cultura italiana/Italian language and culture lessons

 

Intercultural November – cursuri de limba si cultura franceza/French language and culture lessons

 

Cursuri IT/IT classes

 

Ateliere de lucru si prezentari/Workshops and presentations