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AYUNTAMIENTO DE MARACENA

(ESPACIO JOVEN AYUNTAMIENTO DE MARACENA)

description of organisation

The Espacio Joven de Maracena, is a municipal service which depend on the Youth department of Maracena Council, whose main objective is to ensure the active participation and integral development of young men / women among 12-30 years old through out information activities and non-formal training: values education, promotion of volunteering and youth associations, artistic, cultural, sporting and leisure activities, international projects in mobility, employment, etc...
The youth population of the municipality is approximately 4900 people among 12-30 years old, most students or young unemployed, predominantly lower-middle classes, regarding their socio- economic profile.
The staff of the Youth Centre consists of 4 full-time educators towards the development of the different activities and programs. In addition, it also has (8) part-time instructors who work in various workshops: language, dance, tutoring, photography, painting, music...
We have an extensive association network , consisting of more than 260 young volunteers or team members across five youth groups participating in the activities and actions planned by the Youth Centre . Regulated by various cooperation agreements between youth groups and our City Council under the Law 7/ 2001 of 12 July Volunteer of Andalusia.

The center is open from Monday to Sunday from 09.00 to 14.00 and from 16.00 to 21.30 h.

To meet our objectives we work in six main areas:
1. LEISURE & HEALTH Education
Affective sexual education courses, we are what we eat, yoga, sports, etc...
Excursions , Camps , events in the town (evenings’ entertainment , carnivals , etc ...) , theatres , concerts , exhibitions, dance , film .
Workshops: dance, guitar, piano, cooking, art...
Birthday Room.
2. MOBILITY AND LANGUAGES.
Advice to study and / or work abroad. Exchange programs, Erasmus +, Eurodesk Granada, European volunteering and youth exchanges, language courses, etc...
3. ASSOCIATIONS AND PARTICIPATION.
Promotion of associations, youth associations created in the best interests of young people.
Solidarity Sunday.
Local Youth Council.
Social-educational Volunteers’ associations:
Sierra Nevada: 120 members
Young - Adventure: 60 members
Penguins - rating: 50 members

4. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES AND GUIDANCE
Counselling Talks, professionals Talks, academic support, study skills, Parent University, etc...
5. WORK AND TRAINING
Aula Mentor Occupational Training Courses by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.
We have created a point to search for youth employment (in coordination with the Town Hall employment department).
We promote all types of vocational training courses and issues related to young emancipation.
6. HOUSING
Accompaniment Programme to the elderly.
Information and advice on housing, rent, etc...
Youth emancipation courses.     

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Young Entrepreneurs Help project YERRF in France
A total of 15 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Dec 2017
30/09/2017 - 01/12/2017
31/12/2037 open