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S.M.I.L.E. II - Support Mobility through International Learning Experience
Start date: Sep 1, 2016, End date: Aug 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The EVS sending project titled “SMILE II - Mobility Support through International Learning Experience” comes from the successful experience of the previous project SMILE and has as main theme the educational, cultural and spare time activities through non formal methods targeted in particular to children and youngsters. It lasts 2 years, form September 2016 to August 2018, and foresees different phases: information & call, selection and matching, preparation, mobility abroad, evaluation, follow up & dissemination of results, as well as a transversal permanent action of monitoring.SMILE II will involve 23 Italian youngsters, 6 of them with fewer opportunities (mental disability, on probation system, school dropout, NEETS, social difficulties and at risk of marginalisation, migrants…) between 18 and 30 years old, interested in living a learning experience abroad in the field of socio-cultural animation and promotion of non-formal education.The projects involves 9 hosting organisations from France, Portugal, Romania, Germany, Bulgaria, United Kingdom, Poland and Slovenia dealing with education and youth policies. For 6 and 12 months (in case of long term volunteers) and for 1 month (in case of short term volunteers) through learning and inspiring, taking and giving, in a continuous exchange, the volunteers will exercise their citizenship in a very fertile environment, investing their creativity in different European contexts, promoting culture, solidarity and intercultural dialogue. The volunteers will have an active role in each phase of SMILE II, cooperating also to the dissemination strategies, materials and tools. They will became ambassadors of the Italian culture and of a nearest and united EUROPE. SMILE II would like to foster international and local cooperation in the field of Youth, non-formal methods in the work with children and youngsters, and promote inclusive participation and access for all as well as enlarge participants employability.
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