COMANITY: Youth, participation and community action

COMANITY 1On December 18th, from 17:00 onwards at the “Espacio Joven” of Santander City Hall, there will be an event “Youth, participation and community action” during which the results that have been obtained in Spain within the Comanity project, which aimed at training community animateurs, will be presented. One of the main objectives of the COMANITY project has been to develop a new profile regarding volunteering and youth work: the Community Animateur, which acts as a “social mediator” in order to reduce the separation between the young people who feel marginalised and the institutions. The project has had a double purpose: get the youth services to become more committed with young people at risk situation and, on the other hand, allow these young people to take part in the youth work.

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The European project In2C has released its first newsletter

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The first newsletter of the In2C project “Integration of Third-Country Nationals in the Construction sector” is available. There you can take a look at the first news regarding the project.

It has information concerning the first partner meetings that have been held, as well as the results that were obtained from the field researches that were carried out in the different participant countries, and the next steps to follow within the project.

The European In2C project aims at the integration of TCNs in the labour market and, more specifically, in the construction sector, throughout an integral training based on New Technologies and that mainly focuses on improving their competences related to the construction sector (technical vocabulary, labour legislation, safety and security in the workplace), as well as increasing the creation of networks between employers and TCNs.

To learn more, click on this link:

 First Newsletter of the In2C project

COMANITY FINAL CONFERENCE – Skills for the Future of Youth Work

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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.

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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.

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