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MINE VAGANTI NGO

description of organisation

Mine Vaganti NGO (MVNGO) is a no-profit association born in Sardinia in 2009.
MVNGO has 4 offices in Olbia, Sassari, Tempio Pausania and Uri covering all the North of Sardinia.
Mission: MVNGO promotes intercultural dialogue, social inclusion through Sport and environmental protection using Non Formal Education. MVNGO is part of 3 international networks such as YEE, ISCA and MV International.
Services: MVNGO is an educational training provider at local and european level and has a consultant role for public and private bodies in order to promote and develop european and trans-continental projects.
Programmes: MVNGO works on Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, Europe for Citizens, Creative Europe, EuropeAid, EaSi, Life+, IEE, the United Nations programmes (UNDEF) and with foundations such as EYF, Anna Lindh and Open Society.
Hosting: Erasmus for Entrepreneurs, Erasmus Placement (through University of Sassari), Leonardo Da Vinci, Grundtvig Programme, Anna Lindh, National Belgium Funds, Azerbajani Foundation.
Mine Vaganti NGO is the main coordinator of the "National Higher Education Consortium" (2014-1-IT02-KA103-003131), NHEI, for the following 3 years. The Consortium involves 9 italian Universities: Università degli Studi di Padova, Università Alma Mater Studiorum di Bologna, Università Tor Vergata di Roma, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Università della Calabria, Accademia delle Belle Arti di Catanzaro, Università "Kore" di Enna and Università di Messina. NHEI promotes vocational training targeted to future graduates and recent new graduates of 9 above listed Universities.

EVS previous experience:

Mine Vaganti NGO has been working as an EVS sending and coordinating organization since 2012, and now we are asking the renewal of the accreditation as coordinating and sending organization and requiring a new accreditation as hosting organisation in order to satisfied the crescent demands and needs of youth europeans of enriching theirselves through a mobility projects.
MVNGO main aim is to keep sending volunteers in order to give more chanches to youngsters from Sardinia in overcoming the geographical obstacles and the sense of isolation and frustrations with the ambitious aim of providing new tools and competences to play an active role in the society once back in their homeland community.
Living an experience abroad, exchange cultures, point of views whilst playing an active role for the hosting community is an unique and concrete opportunity to “open their minds and change their lives” as the Erasmus Plus claim states.

Also we would like to continue on being coordinating association in order to offer our experience to other NGO’s (at local level and international level, e.g. Russia) with which we have been cooperating during the previous 3 years in the development of non formal education opportunities and intercultural projects for the social development of youth.

Mine Vaganti NGO had the chance to actively work on severals EVS projects as a sending and coordinating organisation, thanks to the experience matured in this field, our staff would enlarge the mobility opportunities requiring the accreditation as hosting organisation in order to promote the integration of new culture and foster the intercultural dialogue in the sardinian community.
Hosting foreign volunteers represents a big plus for our organisation in terms of a collective enrichment reinforcing the concept of european active citizenship.

These experiences improved further the organizational capacity of MVNGO in the management of EVS projects having a European dimension and the knowledge of YIA and now Erasmus Plus.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Geographical obstacles
Cultural differences
Educational difficulties