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All in! An international path towards inclusion in youth work

“ALL IN” is the name of a newborn Strategic Partnership Project (KA2) about inclusion, financed by Erasmus+, which involves 8 partner organizations from Austria (which is also the coordinator), Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, UK, Slovenia and Spain. The kick-off meeting took place in Graz, Austria, from the 21st of May to the 24th during which all the partners had the opportunity to meet and to get to know each other in person after a simple e-mail communication.

The point of the meeting was mainly to introduce the project, to share ideas and opinions on what we all thought about inclusion and to define the responsibilities among the partners. It is always a pleasure to meet and talk face to face with the partners with whom you will work for two years: you need to build trust and create a common ground from which you can start to work together.

All the partner organizations work in different fields of youth work in which there’s anyway a real need to foster inclusion. Nowadays the term inclusion is used by many people and has become a very fashionable concept. But what is actually inclusion? What do we mean by that? This is the starting point of the project: the intention is to fill the gap in the actual understanding of inclusion (include from where, into what and including whom), and to give as a consequence practical skills and support to youth workers in order to implement the concept into reality and to make their work more inclusive.

For this reason, the goal of the project is to develop and test training modules about inclusive approach to all in youth work. Each organization has the duty to create a module with the support materials aimed at  training actual or future leaders, youth workers and all the person working with young people in general. In order to create really inclusive modules, field research is the starting point: each partner has to understand what are the standards nowadays as regards inclusion in its own country, in order to work in the right direction. The training module is seen here as “innovation, because it will be create in the way that it can reach different target groups within youth field”, as the coordinators say. The modules will consists, in fact, of several blocks and people will be able to choose and to attend what is necessary for them.

 

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All the modules created will be tested and collected in a training manual which will be used to train a pool of youth workers to inclusiveness. What the creators of the project would like to achieve is that this could become a certain standard in the education of people involved in youth work. Of course, it’s just the beginning of the project and there’s a lot of work ahead. The atmosphere of the meeting was anyway very positive: the group left Graz with a lot of ideas and good intentions, a schedule to follow, and the plan to meet again in Scotland next November to report the first results. As Vicolocorto we are very proud to be part of this process… let’s make youth work more inclusive!

 

Virginia

 

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Ratata’Pesarofest – i cinque sensi

Wednesday, September 14, Vicolocorto association was present at the press conference; which was held at the city hall to announce the first edition of Ratata’p Pesaro Festival, the first promotional showcase of all the associations of the territory.

The “RATATA’P PESARO FESTIVAL” wants to be the first festival entirely dedicated to the associations of Pesaro and Marche that are active in the fields of art, culture, social promotion and voluntary service in order to create integration, aggregation and collaboration between citizens.

Proposed and organized by the Team Mamme, in collaboration with Uisp Pesaro Urbino, Csv Marche, AUSER, Pesaroforkids Comune di Pesaro, District 1 Centro Mare, District 2 Pantano Santa Veneranda, District 3 Colline e Castelli, District 5 Cattabrighe and Santa Maria delle Fabbrecce Tombaccia, District 7 Muraglia Montegranaro Ledimar Calcinari and Biblioteca San Giovanni.

The local voluntary sector is very broad: there are about 1000 associations only in the Province of Pesaro and almost 5000 across the region. More than 40 associations of the area will be patrticipating in a day organized to provide entertainment and knowledge sharing, through a rich program of events dedicated to the 5 senses. Library San Giovanni will offer meetings, performances, workshops, music, games, gourment, seminars and debates distributed between interior spaces and furnishings set in the picturesque setting of the garden.

It is time to reorganize the proposals of the various associations in a veritable library of tasks that people can easily see in a real social platform with common goals of growth, capable of having induced positive for our area.

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The garden of the library was filled with info desks of various associations representing themselves, as well as people interesed in their work. But the most fun was concentrated on children, offering them lessons in rugby, judo, volleyball and other games.

Vicolocorto association was also at the Library San Giovanni, offering to youth the information about Ersamus+ program and various voluntueering and training opportunities.

For more information about the festival and program, please visit the official site: http://www.ratatap.altervista.org/

 

Maja

Il primo soccorso può salvare la vita – noi di Vicolocorto siamo parte della squadra!

La scorsa settimana siamo stati tutti insieme – cioè lo staff di Vicolocorto e i nuovi volontari SVE (servizio di volontariato europeo) della Croce Rossa – per partecipare ad un corso di primo soccorso. Siccome è molto importante sapere come reagire nelle situazioni di emergenza, anche noi siamo stati invitati a fare questo corso presso la sede del comitato CRI di Pesaro.

Ci siamo incontrati due pomeriggi (martedì e giovedì) con Elisa, responsabile della formazione per la Croce Rossa di Pesaro, per avere prima le lezioni teoriche e dopo anche per mettere in pratica quello che abbiamo imparato su un manichino.

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Abbiamo parlato delle diverse situazioni di emergenza che succedono più frequentemente e in cui noi possiamo aiutare. Elisa ha presentato diversi tipi di emorragie e ferite e ha spiegato i tre gradi della bruciatura e lo stadio dello shock.

Più importante era la spiegazione dei trattamenti in questi casi, soprattutto la “CPR” (rianimazione cardiorespiratoria). Se una persona è incosciente, si devono seguire i tre passi dell’algoritmo “ABC”: Airways, Breathing e Circulation. Dopo aver valutato la coscienza, si devono aprire le vie respiratorie con un’iperestensione del capo e poi si controlla se la persona respira guardando il torace e sentendo e ascoltando il respiro attentamente. Se la persona incosciente non respira, si deve iniziare con la rianimazione: trenta pressioni sul cuore al ritmo della canzone “Staying Alive” dei Bee Gees, e due respiri alla bocca (insufflazioni). Dopo due o tre ripetizioni la persona potrebbe ricominciare a respirare ed essere cosciente di nuovo. In questo caso, si mette la persona nella posizione laterale di sicurezza. In ogni caso non si deve dimenticare di chiamare 118, il numero di emergenza in Italia, prima di iniziare la CPR. Così l’aiuto professionale può arrivare velocemente.

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Il corso di primo soccorso con Elisa è stato molto interessante e noi abbiamo avuto la possibilità di imparare tutto ciò che è necessario per aiutare nelle situazioni di emergenza nella vita quotidiana. Inoltre ci siamo accorti che la Croce Rossa è sempre pronta a supportare le persone che si sentono abbastanza coraggiose da prestare i primi soccorsi in caso di necessità. Raccomando anche a voi un corso di primo soccorso alla Croce Rossa: non abbiate paura di aiutare e salvare le vite!

Vera