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Rodalias de Europa
Start date: May 1, 2016, End date: Feb 28, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Rodalies de Europa is a long term (9 and 12 months) EVS project that Mundus Association coordinates together with the hosting organizations Mans a les Mans and 3 sending organizations from Italy, Portugal and Bulgaria. CONTEXTThe reception of the 4 volunteers will take place in 3 different contexts:Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Mundus Association), is a municipality located in the outskirts of Barcelona. It is considered a commuter town for many people working in Barcelona. Large part of the population has a migrant background and incomes for the families are usually below the average level of Catalonia. Marina’s neighborhood, (Mans a les Mans Foundation), is located in the city of Barcelona and according to a study done in 2010 it has a lot of features that make it different from the rest of the city. The study indicates that the birth rate in this neighborhood is the highest compared with the rest of Barcelona’s neigbborhoods, and that there is more population from the rest of Spain than from Catalonia. At the same time, the family’s income is slightly lower than in all other neighborhoods of Barcelona.OBJECTIVES- Provide the opportunity to youth from Europe to live a volunteering experience.- Promote the integration of people across Europe in local communities.- Support the development of non-formal education programmes.- Facilitate learning experience and youth mobility in Europe.- Promote active participation and coexistence among young Europeans.- Encourage Young people to become multipliers of European Voluntary Service.- Empowering local communities welcoming new young people across Europe.- Encourage the opportunity for personal commitment to international volunteering activities.NUMBER AND PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTSVolunteers’s profile should be people especially motivated and enthusiastic for living a new experience abroad and ready to learn through non-formal education. They should be sociable and open-minded people since moving to a different country can change almost every aspect of daily life.As it’s reflected on the programme, volunteers do not need to have any degree or formal education but a positive and active attitude, show tolerance, flexibility and adaptability, motivation and enthusiasm.Finally, one of the qualities that would be needed for volunteer profiles is to be resolute people and have great capacity to overcome the everyday problems.For the project presented here is intended to accommodate 4 volunteers in 2 different organizations:- Mans a les Mans Foundation: 2 volunteers- Mundus Association: 2 volunteers ACTIVITIES Here are the functions that every volunteer will carry out in the different host-organisations presented. Note that in the description is mencioned that the volunteers will have the opportunity to develop their own personal projects while promoting their participaiton as a leading actors.* Mans a les Mans (Working with young people from 8 to 16 years old)-Support School-Support in leisure activities and workshops-Support in administrative tasks-Maintenance of the entity’s garden *Asociación Mundus (Working with young people from 12 to 35 years old)-Support local activities-Support information consulting Erasmus + programm-Support communication activities department -Support in managing the websiteMETHODOLOGY USED TO RUN THE PROJECTThis project will be developed through non-formal education methodology. We will work from the beginning to develop their social and personal skills. Through the mobility experience is intended that volunteers will develop a daily learning for practical and useful adaptation on daily living skills.LONG TERM BENEFITSThe long term benefits will be both for the voluntaree and for the local community from the sending an host country. Through this Hosting-EVS project volunteers will develop competencies and skills both personally and professionally.
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