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com November 2018

BOOKLET

S H A R E E X C H A N G E I M P R O V E
2017-2018 | 2016-3697/001-001

YOUNIC PROJECT

PROJECT COORDINATOR

Asociación MUNDUS, Spain

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

Fundació EVEHO, Spain

GAL Valletenzano, Colombia

GAL MAM´KACH, Mexico

Millennium Center, Romania

CEMEA del Mezzogiorno onlus, Italy

Life and Life, Italy

EVS VOLUNTEERS

Alejandro Ladrero, Spanish volunteer in Colombia

Alexandra Dumitru, Romanian volunteer in Mexico

Andrés Martínez, Colombian volunteer in Romania

Aurora Stramacci, Italian volunteer in Colombia

Carmen Serrano, Spanish volunteer in Colombia

Carla Edith González, Mexican volunteer in Italy

Ervin Perez, Mexican volunteer in Italy

Ferney Arévalo, Colmbian volunteer in Spain

Francisco Roblero, Mexican volunteer in Spain

José Manuel Guerrero, Mexican volunteer in Romania

Lizeth García, Colombian volunteer in Spain

Manuel Zárate, Colombian volunteer in Romania

Margherita Di Clemente, Italian volunteer in Colombia

Marta Llamas, Spanish volunteer in Colombia

Ruth Palacios, Spanish volunteer in Mexico

Tania Serna, Spanish volunteer in Mexico

Valentina Vipera, Italian volunteer in Mexico


YOUNIC

IN A GLIMPSE

CAPACITY BUILDING LOCAL

INTERNATIONAL LEARNING

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YOUNIC IN A GLIMPSE

Education to active participation & citizenship


Personal & professional development
Promoting multilingualism & multiculturality
Promoting the sense of beloning to the community
Promoting the spirit of initiative
Foster entrepreneurship & employability
KICK-OFF MEETING
MOTOZINTLA, MÉXICO 
25 February - 3 March, 2017

SEMINAR
VIJAYAWADA, INDIA
27 April - 3 May, 2017

JOB SHADOWING
FROM EU TO NON EU
June - August, 2017

EVS PREP-MEETING
BOYACÁ, COLOMBIA
15-16 June, 2017

ACTION
EVS MOBILITIES
ERASMUS+ KA2 CAPACITY BUILDING
FROM EU TO NON EU
YOUNIC is an ERASMUS+ KA2 Capacity Building international June-December, 2017
project that saw the collaboration of 6 different organizations from
Europe and Latin America with long-term experience in working FROM NON EU TO EU
with Young People With Fewer Opportunities (YPWFO). February-August, 2018

The project employed learning mobility (European Voluntary


Service - EVS) and peer learning to boost entrepreneurial LOCAL INITIATIVES
competences and intitiatives of young people, aiming at: 2017-2018

- strengthening the social skills and self-esteem of the YPWFO the BOYACÁ, COLOMBIA
organisations work with  
MOTOZINTLA /
- developing the competences of the volunteers, their spirit of EL PORVENIR, MEXICO
initiatives and entrepreneurial capacity that allow them to become
ROME, ITALY
agens of change once back in their territory,
BARCELONA, SPAIN
- encouraging the realization of social entrepreneurship initiatives,
as follow up of the Younic project ARAD, ROMANIA
The project worked on 3 different levels: organizations, youth
workers / facilitators and young people. FINAL CONFERENCE
BARCELONA, SPAIN
The experience of the project was finally drawn together in a
Manual on how to work with YPWFO trough entrepreneurial 19 - 23 October, 2018
initiatives. 
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CAPACITY BUILDING
6+
5
O R G A N I S A T I O N S

L O C A L

5 I N I T I A T I V E S

EUROPEAN & LATIN AMERICA

COUNTRIES
3
4+
J O B

S H A D O W I N G

2
YOUTH WORKERS

17
NUMBERS

T R A I N I N G

E V E N T S

I N T E R N A T I O N A L

V O L U N T E E R S
CAPACITY BUILDING
NETWORKING

L O C A L & I N T E R N A T I O N A L

LEARNING

LEARNING PATHWAYS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

INTERCULTURAL LEARNING

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS

SOCIAL INCLUSION

C A P A C I T Y D E V E L O P M E N T

C A P A C I T Y S T R E N G T H E N I N G

NEW INITIATIVES
IMPACT

N E W L E A R N I N G S P A C E S

S O C I A L E N T R E P R E N E U R S H I P
RESULTS
Social space for
young people in
Mexico
to hold English
workshops for
children, first aid,
painting, music and
projection of films in
family

Youth association 
created by young
people in Mexico

Arraigo project 
business incubator in
Guayata, Colombia -
capacity
strengthening

Guayata first
community
newspaper realized
with the colombian
students
    
Sharing the social
inclusion model of
the Italian
Cooperative
Garibaldi for
youngsters with
disabilities

Restoration &
activities for the
house of culture in El
Porvenir, Mexico, on
cooking, English,
social skills, as well as
on taboo topics like
sexual information,
alchool and drugs 
RESULTS
UJEC: Unió de Joves
Extutelats de
Catalunya
association of young
people coming from
the Care Centre of the
system of protection of
minors, aiming to
improve the quality of
life of ex-guardians,
helping their
integration and
equality of rights,
duties and
opportunities 

Integrating the
international
dimension in the
learning pathway of
young people 
in all the partner
countries involved

Volunteering as
learning experience
generating and/or
strenghtening the
culture of volunteering

Youngsters becoming
Agents of Change and
development for their
communities
    
Encreased experience
in cooperation projects
for the orgaisations, in
particular regarding
international
volunteering projects to
generate cohesion and
active participation at a
local level
FOLLOW-UP & ADDED VALUE

YOUNIC PROJECT HAS FOSTERED EXCHANGE AND NEW PERSPECTIVES IN

THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL LEARNING MOBILITY

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUNGSTERS

International volunteering service - an action that In Colombia the added value of the project was
will continue to be developed, as part of the the creation of a strategic plan for youngsters that
learning strategy for young people and local continue and be sustainable after the end of the
communities, motivation booster, intercultural Younic project.  
exchange and entrepreneurship capacity
development. 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP POTENTIAL A NEW ASSOCIATION WAS BORN

Youngsters went through experiences and training UJEC - Unió de Joves Extutelats de Catalunya -
that developed their entrepreneurship skills and Association could not have been possible without
capacity to carry on entrepreneurship intiatives of the Younic project that created the conditions
their own.  for a group of young people to put the basis of
their own association active in the social field. 

YOUNIC PROJECT HAS BEEN A GENERATOR OF CAPACITY BUILDING IN THE

WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE NON EU COUNTRIES


17
Volunteers in EU &
LATIN AMERICA
countries I learned...

... many many things both personally and


professionally

... the respect for other cultures

... a foreign language... Spanish! Italian! Romanian!

... how to teach, something that I had never done


before!

... a lot about the story of the hosting country, its


traditions, leggends and the enormous variaty of
fauna and flora

... new methodologies and approaches of writing


and implementing educational projects
Margherita Di Clemente, Italian volunteer in Colombia

... you learn to listen more,


to be more humble... and, most of all,
the heritage of the experience in
Colombia is, in one word,
"HUMANITY"
A testimony about

EVS in Colombia
Margherita Di Clemente's experience

My experience in Colombia was an amazing I had the chance to organize my tasks and be very
journey through the heart of a wonderful independent.

Country and the heart of a wonderful and


I was working in two schools teaching political
welcoming community. I’ve participated in
participation that is what I studied for 5 years. In
a project called ARRAIGO, an innovative,
addition I was working for the project
solidary and participatory model to mitigate
implementacion. Moreover, I had the
the out-migration of youth in rural
responsibility to draw up the “Incubadora de
colombian territory by developing skills in negocios”, in other words a “business incubator”
entrepreneurship, empowerment and project that will be the base for the future of
reinforcing their sense of belonging. Arraigo project.

As a volunteer member of ARRAIGO I was I reached important personal and professional


responsible for the areas of citizen participation results: I wrote, with my students, the first
and entrepreneurship; we worked with grade 8 of community newspaper. It was a good tool to
two regional schools, are two classes of 12 and 27 applicate also social participation. I organized a
children between 12 and 17 years. Conference about communication and journalism
for my students and I finished the “Business
I had this precious opportunity to get in touch with Incubator” Project. I think is a good result because
the students, every day feeding them a mutual it was the first time ever that someone organize
relationship of giving and receiving. Daily I have these activites and it was also a good way to meet a
committed to transmit my knowledge and my lot of people from other social organizations and
enthusiasm, but I have also taken a lot from them. government.

In this process the motivation is never lost, and the But the thing that gave me more joys and
work, the territory, the culture, the emotions that rewarding was, without any doubt, the relationship
the ARRAIGO project produces are increasingly with my students. With respect them, I hope that –
valued. thanks to my work and their own determination
and ability-  they can build a bright future, find
 opportunities in their valuable territory.
A testimony about

EVS in Mexico
Among other things, we built a youth social space They have created tables, chairs, decorations,
with reused materials, demonstrating that to create a containers, stools, bars, racks … all with materials such
cozy space it only takes a lot of desire, time and ideas, as paper, cardboard, wood, paint, plastic, tires … We
and that with very little money you could furnish a achieved a small group but very involved in what was
space to make it functional and beautiful. For young , we fed each other. I am proud of what we have
people it also meant a development of skills that they achieved and that today and after our departure, they
did not know they had, such as creativity, carpentry continue to do activities and continue with the project
or painting. It has been wonderful to see day by day alone.
how they got over and how they were deluded with
Ruth Palacios's experience
everything despite all the difficulties they constantly
put us. 

Ruth Palacios, Spanish volunteer in Mexico

It has been a unique


experience that I will not
forget, it has allowed me to
know myself a little more,
it has put parts of me to
the test, it has made me
grow and find a new
motivation for my future.
Clara González, Mexican volunteer in Italy

... living EVS in Rome is amazing,


you can be as you want to be,
you can enjoy work... 
I have taught how to make things from recycled
materials using newspaper, cardboard and plastic, to
take care of our environment. Being and working
with the youngsters makes you learn more every day. 
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