COMANITY FINAL CONFERENCE – Skills for the Future of Youth Work


On November 13th, COMANITY project partners organised an EU Round Table on the very timely topic of ‘Skills for the Future of Youth work‘ in Brussels (agenda). It was the project’s final conference. The event was therefore also a celebration of two years of fruitful collaborative work between the nine organisations that composed the partnership. Over 60 participants from across the EU attended and actively contributed to the discussions.

See the photos of the event here

Joe Cullen, COMANITY project coordinator and founder of the COMANITY idea, presented the project results (PPT presentation): a competence framework for youth workers, a training programme and the successful implementation of the pilots in four EU countries (UK, Greece, Spain and Italy). The added value of the ‘community animateur’ in comparison with a youth worker is the capacity to enhance the sense of community belonging in young people and engaging them actively in their community.


Comanity project: community action experiences in Spain

COMANITY CONFERENCEOne of the COMANITY’s main objectives is to develop a new youth work and volunteering role –the Community Animateur. A new role that enables youth workers to “step into the shoes” of marginalised young people, understand their needs, and provide a credible and trusted source of support to help them realise their potential and play an active role improving their communities. This new role implies a competences framework for the Community Animateur, a training for enabling youth workers on this new role and a methodology that support CA for triggering the active role of young people on the improvement of their own environment.

The methodology behind the active role of young people is the Participatory Action Research. The objective is to support young people as "knowledge co-producers", actively working in collaboration with the Community Animateur in the development of their own interventions in contrast to the traditional models of "transmissive" behavior change.


Successful celebration of the first In2C project presentation

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Last November 14th, DOCUMENTA along with the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción from Cantabria, informed the attendants of the seminar “Healthy habits: implementation in the enterprise” about the In2C project “Integration of Third-Country Nationals in the Construction sector”, which was part of said seminar.

The event took place at the Escuelas de Solvay (Barreda), the new training centre of the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción and it was very well received, with more than 30 attendants, who were associated with the construction sector: entrepreneurs, workers, trainers, local development agencies, etc.


Presentation of the In2C Project in Cantabria

In2C NoticiaDOCUMENTA and the Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (FLC) will introduce the In2C project, “Integration of Third-Country Nationals in the Construction sector” within the seminar “Healthy habits: implementation in the enterprise”, that will be held next Thursday, November 14th, at 9.00 at the Escuelas de Solvay (Barreda).

The main aim of the project is to facilitate and promote and early and effective integration of the TCN (Third-Country Nationals) in the labour market, more specifically, in the construction sector, through a comprehensive training, mainly focused on the improvement of their competences regarding the host country’s language and the creation of networks with the employers.

The In2C project is an European project developed by nine entities belonging to four countries from the European Union (Cyprus, Spain, Greece and Sweden), being DOCUMENTA and the FLC the two Spanish partners.

To learn more information about the project, you can access In2C

Agenda of the Seminar.