Merseyside Expanding Horizons is now involved in a 18 month project funded by the DG Justice under the Daphne III programme. The Daphne III programme aims to contribute to the protection of children, young people and women against all forms of violence and attain a high level of health protection, well-being and social cohesion.
The European Anti-Bullying Network aims to campaign to stop bullying across Europe. This network involves partners from Greece, Italy, Roumania, Germany and the UK who will work together to fight bullying and share best practices.
Research activities at local level in the field of youth have been carried out by European Youth Worker Irene La Pera from Palermo Italy who is working at MEH for 6 months under the Youth in Action 4.3 project 'YALIM - Youth Active Learning in Moving'. Research has involved investigation into the current framework across Europe concerning policy legislation and good practices to support the prevention of bullying.
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INFORMAL LEARNING IN COMMUNITIES
Grundtvig Multilateral Project
Project No: 510300-LLP-1-2010-1-UK-GRUNDTVIG-GMP
Informal Learning in Communities is a two year Grundtvig Multilateral project funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme.
Learning is traditionally provided via a formal route however, there is continuing interest within the EU in the role of informal learning, specifically for individuals who may lack confidence and basic skills, and also as a means of generating community cohesion.
Facilitating Family Learning on Work Life Balance
01/10/2009 - 30/09/2011
Project No: 502889-LLP-1-2009-1-LT-GRUNDTVIG-GMP
The problem of work-life balance is still faced by many families and often results in withdrawal of one of family members, usually women, from the labour market.
Despite some employers' initiatives to make family-friendly workplaces, they aren't widely spread and recognized in EU countries.
That's why it was important to raise awareness on necessity of bottom-up approach encouraging involvement of employees themselves in implementing family-friendly initiatives within their workplaces.
The “Insertion des jeunes défavorisés par l’art [Inclusion of marginalized youngsters through art]” (INSART) project, involves a Consortium of 5 organisations. It aims is to improve the employability of young marginalized or migrant people aged 16/25.
As youth unemployment progressively increases across the EU, social exclusion and marginalization are causing severe consequences on young people. The INSART project will use an innovative methodology that merges artistic pedagogy and intercultural psychology. Social Excluded young people will receive the necessary tools and training that will enable and empower them in a new and more efficient manner, demonstrate the important role art has in all situations and for all kinds of recipients.
The training sessions will enable participants to use artistic techniques (drawing, dance, music, and film making) to support their personal and social development, and understand their inclinations and desires. They will discover their hidden and underrated skills and will enhance them. Moreover, the artistic products and performances of these pilot sessions will be exhibited at the final conference in Berlin.
The project also aims to pass on this creative inclusion methodology to adult trainers, educators and employment professionals, who will benefit from training and a manual on youth inclusion through art.
Elan Interculturel (France) – Project Coordinators
Les Ateliers d’Art Contemporain (Belgium)
Merseyside Expanding Horizons (United Kingdom)
Berlink ETN GmbH (Germany)