PLACE tackles social exclusion through youth work, community development and social innovation tools based on non-formal education (urban gardening).
PARTNERS: CESIE (leading partner) (Italy), PiNA (Koper, Slovenia), Jeevan Rekha Parishad (JRP) (Odisha, India), Campaign for Change-Nepal (CCN) (Kathmandu, Nepal), CANGO (Beijing, China)
THE PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY: Erasmus+, KA2 Capacity building in the field of Youth, EACEA
REFERENCE NUMBER: 2014-3541/001-001
KEYWORDS:SOCIAL EXCLUSION, MOBILITY, URBAN GARDEN, COOPERATION, YOUTH WORK
CONTACT: Ema Weixler
TACKLING SOCIAL EXCLUSION AMONG THE YOUTHS
PLACE’s consortium believes in investing in young people to support community development, and recognizes the relevance of youth work to mitigate social exclusion among young people. We also believe that mobility can promote a multi-level capacity building process among all involved actors.
PLACE aims at strengthening the role of youth work in the development of inclusive and healthy societies by:
innovative use of urban gardening;
enhancing cooperation between Programme and Partner countries to improve youth work;
developing new tools through the creation of an open educational resource (OER) on how to use urban garden in youth work.
INNOVATIVE USE OF URBAN GARDENING IN YOUTH WORK
Two main activities will be the International training course in Palermo (Italy) in September 2015 to give new personal and professional skills to be used by participating and supporting EVS volunteers in activities in their local communities, and the European Voluntary Services in all partner countries, from March – July 2016.
Open Educational Resource on how use urban garden in youth work
Planting Cities Website
Five urban garden communities