Built in 2014, “NGO Lojtra” is a young and devoted youth organization. Our devotion aims to:
- Permanently establishing a space, where young people aged from 15-30 are finding a safe environment, to comfortably express their thoughts, feelings and beliefs.
- Enhancing critical thinking about our opinions and what can be done about them in the local community.
- Empowering youth to organize different activities to help developing local community which will serve them better and at the same time use those activities as learning opportunities for personal and professional development.
- Providing different working contexts and contents to maximize AHA moments and ensure high quality learning outcomes.
We believe in non-formal educational approaches such as experiential learning and participatory learning. Regular reflections and evaluations, which assure the learning processes, are supported by young youth leaders and trainers willing to improve their competences. We found extremely important, that benefits from different activities, are gained from all the stakeholders included.
Social inclusion is next important chapter of our work. Our organization is place for youth with different backgrounds, different dreams and different needs. We are trying to work as inclusively as possible, knowing this is a path and not an objective.
In 2017 we are dreaming and working on:
- getting a proper place to regularly implement our activities,
- start cooperating with the local high school,
- start implementing street youth work in Litija,
- enhance our international cooperation,
- develop the local youth strategy (together with other youth organizations in our community and the local council).
- focus our work on sustainable development field (especially through application on DEAR mechanism of the EC)
We are learning constantly, we are making friends around the globe, we are included in the matters which affect us or our values, we are nurturing respectful and responsible behaviour towards ourselves, others, community and the nature. We are crazy and we are having fun. We believe the future is bright. We are young.
Sensibilizaction (S.A) is a youth organization of popular education based in Toulouse. The S.A is working on three main areas, education to citizenship and solidarities, the animation of the public space and the facilitation of debate. Our specificity is to develop our actions of participation, education and sensitization in public space (in the streets) and propose various ways to interact with people. The main idea is to reach “invisible citizen” and to propose different ways to participate in order to promote an active citizen. These public interactions are based on various methods such as popular expression, interactive game, public debate, street theatre, story-telling and others social interaction.
The S.A is creating space of meeting, exchange of knowledges, opinions and experience among citizens on various thematic such as social economy, democracy and youth participation, peasant agriculture, migration and social inclusion, ecology and sustainable development.
Since 10 years, the SA developed some methods to interact with non-captive public to avoid events that involved always the same (activist, members of association). The objective is to reach “ordinary citizens” and for that we transferred our actions in public space, which means in the street. On that process the association collaborated with the European program on International Solidarity “Hemispheres” to sensitize citizens on international solidarities in the street (www.hemispheres-eu.org ). This action-research process lead us to develop a system of street interaction that we’re sharing since 2014 at the European level. The project “Thé Solidaire” is based on these methods and aims to raise awareness on social economy through the example of the globalization of tea. Our mains tools is a street workshop on popular expression, the “Word Carrieers” that we animated regularly in our neighborhood through the project “Agora des Minimes” (facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/AgoraDesMinimes?fref=ts ).
Sensibiliz’Action is also active in the fields of education to citizenship and solidarities through non formal education method and especially a ludic method. We’re animating role and simulation game (The impertinent meal, the game of the rope) but also street game (game of degustation of tea or apple, the Twisterre). From these experiences of facilitation, we developed an activity of facilitation of debate, discussion, meeting, forum, youth exchange based on participative methods (moving debate, world café, stick of speech, decision by consensus etc..). Sensibiliz’Action was board member of the network “Student and Development”, active member of “Animafac”, “Jinov” (Non violent Youth initiative network” and “Sensitize Together”. Thanks to this involvement in youth platform we trained and supported various youth project of education to global citizenship.
Sensibiliz’Action is privileging the share of competences between actors. We’re animating national training on public space interaction and education to citizenship (for the networks Student and Development and “Sensitize Together”, the national civic service, and others associations..). Sensibiliz’Action is active since 2010 at European level and some staff members are trainers on international training (Italy and Sri Lanka). Thanks to the participation to European Training (ToT on Global Education of the Council of Europe, ECTC, TicTac…) the staff of Sensibiliz’Action is giving the priority to the spread of our street methods in order to empower youth workers in favour of more participative democracy.
Officine Cittadine (OC) is an association of social promotion created in 2014 by youth that met each other’s during some European program (Hemispheres, European action-training program). Officine Cittadine aims to favorize citizen’s participation to contribute to the co-construction of a better society: democratically founded, economically sustainable, socially fair, ecologically viable and culturally diversified.
The association is creating the conditions in which the citizens can express, discuss, exchange information and participate concretely to the democratic life. All this spaces of interaction aim to empower citizens. Officine Cittadine want to bring the public debate out of the classical space to raise the critical spitit of the citizens. On that process, the OC is going in the street to meet people and propose them various way to participate.
The OC develops in rural area some street workshop of popular expression. These space created in the square (Agora’s function) permit to the “ordinary” citizens (what we call the invisible of democracy: youth with fewer opportunities, migrants, workers…) to express on question regarding the society. This citizen’s expression is a first step and the basis of citizenship participation. By tackling some community issues such as gender equality, environment and pollution, migration and discrimination, the OC is inviting citizens to imagine, discover, create or takes actions at the local level. Since 2014, the OC organized regularly such popular expression workshop in collaboration with association and local activities.
The OC is active in the field of global education through non-formal education method (game and interactive activities). For example, the association is developing projects with school to promote the concept of “citizens of the world”. We are tackling different issues such as environment, interculturality, cooperation and non-violence with primary school children and we’re promoting an active citizenship. The OC is also collaborating with the association “Diritti a Sud” on a project of intercultural exchange between youth from the local community of Nardo and the agricultural migrants workers. With this project of promotion of the cultural diversity, the OC is organising spaces of meeting, exchanges (Human library, ethnic food, languages course), and educate youth to interculturality (promotion of european mobility). The next step of this project is to develop some street interaction on the topics of social inclusion of the foreigners in order to include the local community (and not only the youth).
Finally, we are also promoting the European citizenship by accompanying some youth on European mobility program. We are animating some youth exchange and facilitating some European seminar (Open Rurality, Youth Work in Rural Area, Europe in your Pocket). The strategy of the OC is to use his local experience to share with others European actors to develop new skills, new practices, and new tools.
Humanitas carries out various activities which are thematically and methodologically related to the concept of global learning. Organization runs a Global Education Resource Centrewith specialized library offering diverse materials related to global education. It offers also workshops and seminars for different target groups, mainly school children, students and teachers.
We also organize conferences, round table discussions, outdoor actions, interactive exhibitions and public screenings of socially engaged films. Important part is production of promotional and educational materials (interactive games, manuals…).
Projects carried out in cooperation with African partners are small and indirect. Global education activities are heterogeneous – we implement workshops for school children and students, teacher’s seminars and different public events.
We also run specialized library (operating inside Ljubljana’s municipality library) offering books from different areas such as human rights, interculturalism, globalization, development studies, conflict and peace studies, environment, food and water and active citizenship. We develop pedagogical materials and exhibitions covering areas we work on.
Humanitas is one of the founders of Slovene NGDO platform SLOGA and also coordinates its Global Education working group. We are also active in Policy working group.
Main activities are:
- workshops for primary and secondary schools and university students,
- seminars and trainings for teachers and other pedagogical stuff,
- trainings for individuals and NGOs,
- training of trainers (inc. peer-to-peer trainings),
- research on implementation of Global educationin Slovenian schools,
- coordination of Global educationworking group of Sloga Platform (National platform for development cooperation and humanitarian aid),
- organization of national and international seminars and events on Global education,
- cooperation with international Global education experts.