The Mingle Point, a benchmark of integration and a success of participation

Mingle - Noticia Mingle PointDOCUMENTA and the Santander City Council (CMICAD), in collaboration with the Festival of Nations, this summerdeveloped an innovative initiative to make know and carry out different activities related to the Mingle project: the Mingle Point.

The Mingle Point has been a place for meeting and exchanging experiences between locals and TCNs (Third Country Nationals) where activities (Mingling Experiences) of different types have been carried out: exhibitions, talks, workshops, escape games, drum circles ... and where people from different places and origins have participated with a common goal, "the integration and knowledge of different cultures and traditions, thus contributing to the elimination of barriers and stereotypes and the creation of networks and personal relationships."

The participation in the Mingling Experiences, 8 in total, has been a success. More than 130 people, between TCNs and locals, have taken part in some of the arranged activities and, moreover, the Mingle Point has been visited by people who simply wanted to get to know the project.

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The Coop-In project and the educative online platform Curiocity have been introduced during three informative events

Coop-In - Eventos MultiplicadoresDuring the last few weeks, DOCUMENTA has presented the Coop-In project and the educative online platform that has been created to train people in social innovation.

The chosen venues for the presentation of the project and the online platform “Curiocity” have been Centro Cultural Europeo Eureka, Espacio Joven del Ayuntamiento de Santander and the social and educative enterprise “La Escueluca”.

Around 40 people belonging to different backgrounds (educative, cultural, NGOs…) have been informed about the features and perks of this online serious game. It is an educative platform created in order to learn about notions and topics related to social innovation. It also allows the user to receive a training certificate on social innovation when finishing the game.

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The FamSkill project comes to an end with the celebration of two informative events

FamSkill evento multiplicador EJovenLast September, DOCUMENTA organized two instructive talks about the results that were obtained on the FamSkill project after its two years of duration.

Centro Cultural Europeo Eureka and Espacio Joven del Ayuntamiento de Santander were chosen as the sceneries to celebrate those two educational events of the FamSkill project.

Throughout those two days, the attendees got the opportunity to learn about the aims, results and materials obtained during the project’s running time. Moreover, there was a debate about the importance of continuous training, namely when it comes to adults with higher difficulties towards learning.

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Final conference: EU Round table – Skills for the Future of Youth work – 13 November 2019

Comanity Octubre CongresoSave the date! The project’s final conference will take place in Brussels on the 13th of November 2019, organised by the Lifelong Learning Platform with the support of the project partners. It will tackle the European common challenge of building youth workers’ competences to better reach out and engage disadvantaged youth in local communities.

15% of European youth is a NEET, that is one out of six young people not in employment, education, or training. It even go up to 30% in some EU countries. While formal education has difficulty in finding solutions for these target groups, non-formal education stakeholders achieve great results in providing training and leisure activities for young people, hence enhancing their social inclusion

Youth workers and volunteers in the youth field play a key role in reaching and engaging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. However, professionalisation and training offer is very often insufficient and inconsistent depending on the regional area. Overall, across Europe, it remains fragmented and that it is missing connections with more formal qualifications. Talking about competences, experiences, and volunteering or professional status, the issue of recognition is also important.

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