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description of organisation

Koinoniki Anaptyxi Neon - Social Youth Development (K.A.NE.), is a non-profit organization situated in Kalamata,Greece. Local young people founded KANE in 2008 with the aim to develop both locally and internationally. Our target group is young people aged 15-35 and people involved in the youth field.

Our vision is to foster youth motivation in order to take initiatives and become more active citizens. Our mission is to create structures for the youth and to provide educational and training opportunities for youth and people that work in the youth field. We also aim at fighting discrimination, fostering intercultural and social development, and promoting social inclusion and equality, particularly for young people. At organizational level, we promote cooperation among local,regional and international organizations and public bodies.

The specific goals of our organization are divided into 3 categories:
-Support youth in the local community (Personal and social development, effective integration into the economic and social community)
-Create Youth Structures(youth centres, community centres, festivals, other)
-Promote non-formal learning in the youth field
-Promote active citizenship at local and European level,encourage intercultural cooperation and the fight against discrimination
-Recognition of the profession of youth worker

2.Local community
-Promote the idea of voluntarism
-Promote social inclusion and equal opportunities in education
-Create a network of local organizations or groups specialized in social work
-Provision of support to and close collaboration with other local Civil Society organisations

-Capacity building and ongoing staff training
-Achieving operational sustainability
-Continuous improvement of quality assurance and enhancement programs nationwide and European
-Continuous development of new partnerships and creation of a European network

Following the principles of "Education for Sustainable Development", the organisation's activities focus on the implementation of European programs for youth,seminars and the organization of educational,cultural and environmental activities,international training courses,conferences,mobility projects,voluntary projects and professional and personal support for youth and adults.Through its activities,the organization has established stable and successful partnerships with organizations and public bodies both locally and internationally.

Since its establishment in 2008 , KANE has managed to create 2 successful youth structures:
-the Youth Centre of Kalamata, which, already has the capacity to offer 54 workshops to 850 youth out of the 2700 members and involve in its activities more than 3000 local youth. Its main achievements are the integration of immigrants and local marginalized youth to its activities.
- the Street Festival of Kalamata, which aims to offer opportunities to youth to express themselves through street art in order to foster social inclusion and respect in diversity. Since 2012, the Street Festival has become international, with participants and visitors from all over Europe and the rest of the world managing to host over 7500 visitors every year.

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
Economic obstacles
Educational difficulties
Cultural differences

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
EVS VACANCIES for the period January - August 2018
A total of 30 week(s) during the period
Jan 2018 to Aug 2018
31/01/2018 - 01/08/2018
01/08/2017 closed
EVS in Portugal - Volunteers from Greece, Austria and Croatia
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2017 to Sep 2018
01/10/2017 - 27/09/2018
20/08/2017 closed
Graffiti ART 3 months EVS in Greece, Kalamata
A total of 1 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Nov 2017
30/09/2017 - 01/11/2017
30/08/2017 closed
A total of 12 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Nov 2017
30/09/2017 - 01/11/2017
31/08/2017 closed