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Asociación PROJUVEN

National Network: 
Spain
Address: 
Calle Hurtado 13 (piso 1, puerta izq)
29013 Málaga SPAIN
Spain
Telephone: 
+34 633884707
E-Mail (2): 
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
2015
General Information: 

PROJUVEN based in Malaga includes the three main founders of the NGO and at the moment 6 volunteers. The volunteers are all young people and Masters'University students coming from University of Malaga.

Our resources come from the European projects for which we apply each time there is an european call for youth and social projects. In particular, we work in the framework of Erasmus plus project. At the deadline of this coming February 2nd 2016, we are going to present 2 projects KA1, 1 project KA2 and 1 project KA3. Mainly, our financial resources and all the tools that we will need to implement them will come from these european calls. In addition, we work also in our local community in Malaga, implementing various small project through the help of the local municipality and of the University of Malaga

Our main partners are University of Malaga (Spain), Futuro Digitale NGO (Italy), GEYC NGO (Romania), IRSE (Poland), Green Cross Society (Ukraine) and International Peace Youth Group (South Korea). 

Mission and Objectives: 

Asociación PROJUVEN is a Spanish no-profit organisation born in 2015.

PROJUVEN means proyecto juvenil (youth project). It stands for something dynamic. For our staff of professionals it means being social entrepreneurs and keeping the passion for social purposes, in a modern concept of NGO.

Asociación PROJUVEN is an educational training provider at local and European level. We had a consultant role for public and private bodies in order to promote and develop European and trans-continental projects.
We work for our local community in Spain and at European level in Erasmus+, Europe for Citizens, Creative Europe and with foundations. Our main aim is to promote EU “Youth in Action” Programme in Spain in order to encourage European mobility among youngsters.

Asociación PROJUVEN promotes:

• Intercultural Dialogue
• Social inclusion through Sport Values (in particular we are very careful about people with disability)
• Environmental protection and Green Skills as new job opportunities for young European citizens.

We promote the art and all other cultural enrichments and we are active in valorize our area in Spain where we promote a lot of initiatives and cooperate with many other associations and public institutions as municipalities.

Summing up, our main goals are:

• Individual development of each member;
• Acquiring new skills and abilities;
• Promote social inclusion using Sport, Nature and Art;
• Create link with European Youth Associations;
• Develop youth movement all over Europe;
• Increase knowledge using non formal education.

Mission:

The individual formation of an European civic conscience among youngsters in full respect of cultural identity, race and gender, promoting interaction and cooperation between countries.

Values:

• European Union awareness;
• Pro-active attitude towards youth people’s problems in the local community in their new reality as young European citizens;
• Active involvement in social and professional young people’s integration;
• Promotion of young mobility and youth exchanges;
• Promotion of environment protection and volunteer as a life style;
• Pro-active attitude towards youth people’s problems in the local community in their new reality as young European citizens;
• Development of civic attitude to fight against all kind of discrimination;
• Active involvement in social and professional young people’s integration.
General objectives:
• Promote young mobility, intercultural exchange, volunteer and social cooperation among youngsters;
• Stimulate the exchange of ideas and experience, mutual understanding, and equal rights and opportunities among young people in Europe and in the Euromed countries;
• Promote intercultural understanding, equal opportunities, respect, active citizenship and solidarity;
• Fight discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance;
• Promote respect for the nature (ecofriendly attitude) and develop new job opportunities;
• Involve young people with less opportunities.
Activities:
• In the field of non-formal and in-formal education, informing and communication (youth exchanges, training course, study sessions);
• Activities for youth: voluntariat projects in local communities, sportive activities as an healthy lifestyle, sport as a tool for inclusion, eco projects of free expression for young people.

Main Projects / Activities: 

We work in the Erasmus Plus framework:

The specific objectives of the programme that we implement are in the youth field and they are the promotion or development of:

• Key competences and skills of young people including young people with fewer opportunities
• Participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market
• Active citizenship
• Intercultural dialogue
• Social Inclusion and solidarity
• Strengthened links between the youth field and the labour market
• Quality improvements in youth work
• Complement policy reforms at local, regional and national level…and recognition of non-formal and informal learning
• The international dimension of youth activities.

In this year, we wll lunch the Discrimination Platform for Youth with Disabilities and their Families (DPYDF). It will be a platform of structured dialogue for the constitution of a Development Integrated Model (DIM) in which young people with disabilities between 18-30 years old, active in the social and political field, can share ideas and have the support of policy-makers for the definition and proposal of an hate crime legislation that include disability as form recognized discrimination in Europe. In addition, the platform will address not only the disabled young people but also their families (as in cases of mental disability the young people themselves cannot act on their own) and we will develop in it a network where people would find free legal advice as well.

In addition, in Malaga we have already started a very interesting project in our local community in Malaga, called the Modern Teacher. PROJUVEN through the "Modern Teacher" project wants to transform how the education system develops aspiring teachers. We want to provide passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustain their interest in the profession, and help them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. The result is a pipeline of accomplished teachers who are positioned to make a lasting difference, not only in the lives of their students, but also in the field of teaching more broadly.In our opinion, every teacher should enter the profession with the necessary skills. The Modern Teacher project is a powerful way to help communities grow the next generation of well-prepared educators.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Helping in identifying, matching and supporting expert advisers to work with NGOs throughout the developing world.  PROJUVEN emphasizes expanding and strengthening the skills of local experts and trainers to reduce dependency on external experts and further contribute to sustainability.

We can count on a network of professionals who can advise on policy issues, assist and coach in program development, fundraising, communications and evaluation and strengthen the networks of partnering NGOs in fields such as education, energy, youth and development, workforce development, humanitarian assistance, health and environmental sustainability, among others.

Partnerships with local and international NGOs to use digital media to strengthen their organizations and to offer standardized training new media and blogging to their local communities.

Expertise in designing and implement european projects. 

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

We believe that we can support the network giving our contribution and especially share with all the members of it our knowledge and expertise. In particular we would like to share and introduce the mission and vision of ALF Network in our local community in Malaga and Andalusia. Through ALF network we want to allow all the young people in Andalusia with fewer opportunities to access to more innovative projects that will allow them to enlarge their opportunities to have a better future and build in them a strong european identity. All this will be possible just  if we would be part of an important and international network such as ALF. 

We are sure that just with an International support we could really improve the life, the future and provide better services in terms of skills and knowledge to all the young people with which we work everyday.  

Additional Information: 
Contact (1) Full Name: 
Francesco Ruberto
Job Title: 
President
Head of the organisation: 
Francesco Ruberto
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Mari Isabel Postigo
Job Title: 
Project Coordinator