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Social Work European Experience
Start date: Feb 1, 2015, End date: Jan 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The "Fondazione Galignani" carries on its activity to welcome, give assistance and guidance to local and migrant young people in order to encourage their integration and a more active taking part in the everyday local life. To this end the Foundation manages: a youth centre, a youth information center and a Eurodesk local point center. They organize training courses (municipal youth council, emotional and sexual education courses, courses on the risks and dangers of the network, apprenticeship civic, work and study alternation). Through this project the volunteer will have the opportunity to gain experience and expertise in all areas in which the Foundation operates in favour of young people. In particular, he will have the opportunity to improve its interpersonal skills (empathy, listening skills, interpersonal relationships) and its own organizing ability and of relationship (teamworking, planning and management activities, analytical skills). For this reason, the selected volunteer must be at least of 18 years, he has to be interested in voluntary service, in the world of teen agers and in their needs, he has to be good in social relations and to act as a mediator in race, social and family conflicts. He also has to show his interest concerning the youth and European policy . The volunteer will be helped by qualified staff of the Foundation, especially those who are operating in youth center , in the youth information center, in municipal youth councils, in the youth meeting organizations and digital festival. The volunteer will be particularly in touch with children of primary school and young people of secondary school of first degree. He will plan, organize and manage all those activities for the youth aggregation, helping them in doing their homework, in sport activities , in cooking laboratories and so on. He will also take part in activities to promote the youth social mobility especially in the European Voluntary Service. He will be active part in the community life during the youth municipal councils and will be of support to the staff in organizing evening meetings of Palazzolo Digital Festival which will be taken in September 2015. The Foundation would like this project of European voluntary service to be known, with the participation of the same volunteer, through press conferences, meetings in the primary and secondary school, via the Internet through a youth information center facebook page and the websites of the foundation, of the local associations and of the administrations of the territory. The Foundation, welcoming a young European volunteer will surely increase its own knowledge about voluntary service, will know the French culture, will have better links with the association, partner of the project, so that to increase future cooperation in favour of young people. Through this experience, the volunteer will be able to know the young people of Franciacorta, to improve relations and operate in many different contests, will be more conscious to be citizen of the European Community and will improve his knowledge of the Italian language. Besides, the volunteer, with his presence in the territory, will be an example for a more active participation at the social and political local life and will be a impulse for an intercultural exchange and a mutual knowledge, so that this could be seen as a personal and professional enrichment.

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