Patronato Sociocultural through IMAGINA – Alcobendas youth, childhood and adolescence Institution promotes and organizes training and information activities for young people aged from 14 to 30 years and for children and teenagers aged from 4 to 15 years all over the municipality.
As a part of our policy of opportunities and access to international programs in Europe, we are hosting European volunteers since more than 10 years ago, framed on the previous “Youth for Europe" and " Youth in Action" programs , supporting our work involved for both sides as work and personal enrichment.
We have started working now with the new Erasmus + program, we have hosted 5 EVS for 9 months from October 2014 till the end of June 2015. The volunteers were from the Programme countries (Pia from Germany , Marius from Romania , Bastian from The Netherlands, Kukka from Finland and Mélissa from France) and they carried out their work in the major projects of IMAGINA (Ciber, European Mobility Program, Childhood Area, and ¨Imagina Tu Noche¨ ) also, they collaborated in other institutions related to us ,like the Refugee Reception Centre of Alcobendas, The House of Associations, childhood and young clubs and Alcobendas handball club .Due to this, we have the possibility to inform directly the associations, the groups and individual young people and give them a vivid example of the virtues that encloses a training and life experience outside the country of origin.The volunteers were integrated day by day into IMAGINA life to assist in the promotion, dissemination and organization of activities designed especially for the youth and children of the municipality and their families.
Over the hole project, since before their arrival to Alcobendas, till their return to their countries, we have been focus on learning processes based on participatory and non-formal education methodologies, for which we have the support of professionals in the field and previous experience of revitalization of these projects.
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