Documenta presents the MINGLE project at the association La Columbeta (Solares)

aDocumenta imparted a workshop on social intervention with an intercultural perspective for volunteers. During this space, the president of the organization, Javier Farto, explained to the attendees the MINGLE project, Generating Social and Human Capital for Third Country Nationals. The suitability of the context meant that the people who attended were really interested in the content of the project and the activities designed within the program's roadmap.

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Workshop on Interculturality for volunteers within the InCommon project

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Late August, Documenta delivered the first edition of the workshop on Interculturality for volunteers within the project InCommon, Cultural and Educational Interventions for the exercise of the Active Citizenship of Migrant Women. The workshop, which lasted two days, is one of the activities of the InCommon project aimed at supporting volunteers and facilitating social inclusion of migrant women through cultural participation. The training was carried out in cooperation with La Columbeta from Solares, and its volunteers and staff were the beneficiaries of the training.

Attendants to the workshop acquired key concepts for working in intercultural context, as well as effective communication methods and management of emotions and feelings. In addition, there was an approach to theories on migration and conflictology in situations of cultural exchange, allowing a better understanding of the process to enable the volunteer to act in a more effective way. Finally, the course focused on the use of culture and arts as a way to enhance social inclusion.

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MINGLE at the Intercultural Festival of Santander: Documenta presents the project in the largest international space in the region

IMG-20180821-WA0005Documenta was for two mornings in the intercultural festival of Santander, located in the esplanade of the Sardinero, spreading and exposing to the people who approached interested the work proposal of the MINGLE project, pioneer in Spain due to its innovative character. These meetings served not only to disseminate the work that the organization is carrying out together with the City Council, but to raise awareness of the importance of working on issues such as awareness and awareness of immigration.

During the meetings, anyone who was interested was able to learn and know in detail not only what the project consists of, but also the way in which the European program will launch each of the activities that constitute its roadmap during the two years in those that will be carried out. The social approach and the idea of generating a local network as an essential factor for the inclusion of immigrants were the concepts most liked by those who attended the event.

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The local businesses, a key partner on the labour integration of young people at risk of exclusion

igma3bookletIt is a fact that nowadays the employers become more and more reluctant to employ young people. Why is that? Primarily in most cases youngsters are inexperienced. The academic qualifications that they might have often do not meet the labour market needs, which demands skills and competences rather than academic knowledge on the subject.

This leads to a clear mismatch between supply and demand in job vacancies in the labour market; between what companies ask for and what job applicants have to offer. Especially if the young adults are coming from a difficult environment or belong to groups at risk of social exclusion.

It is common to hear the complaints of employers encountering difficulties in hiring the appropriate people, something that is quite surprising taking into account the high levels of youth unemployment that our society shows.

Another issue that seems to affect the employers’ reluctance for employing young people is the wrong attitude, as shown in many surveys. In attitude are included values such as responsibility, autonomy at work, versatility, adaptability, learning capacity. Some employees say that they value these qualities even more than experience and training.

Be that as it may, the problem is there. There is a considerable gap to the expectations and needs of potential employees and employers. And finding the solution is highly beneficial for both parties, that is what igma3 is here for!!!

If you are a company or employer, you might be interested on knowing more about the igma3 methodology for job integration of young people with difficulties:

Employer igma3 brochure