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S.M.I.L.E – Support Mobility through International Learning Experience
Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Jul 31, 2017 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The EVS sending project titled “SMILE - Mobility Support through International Learning Experience” has as main theme the educational and spare time activities through non formal methods for children and youngsters. It lasts 2 years, form August 2015 to August 2017, 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 is targeted to 15 Italian youngsters, 7 of them with fewer opportunities (mental disability, on probation system, school dropout, social difficulties…) 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 5 hosting organisations from France, Portugal, Romania and Germany 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, 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 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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