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description of organisation

rci Catania is a social and cultural promotion organisation that coordinates the different organisations and realities joining the network Arci in the city of Catania and in its district. The organisation is active from so long in the social-cultural field promoting, designing, managing local, regional, national and European initiatives aiming at promoting active citizenship and democratic participation processes for all people; with a special attention to those people who have fewer social opportunities in order to promote their autonomy, emancipation, equal dignity and their social inclusion. Main activities of the organisation are connected to the coordination as umbrella organisation of the 15 local ngos belonging to Arci network in Catania and in its district. Our local ngos are mainly youth , cultural or community centres and our role is mainly to support them in order to be more effective, sustainable and performing. The activities of our network are related to the following areas: - Culture and arts (music, cinema, dance, visual arts, theatre, web-radio etc) with large target group do young people and adults living in the communities where our local organisations are active. - Cultural diversity , intercultural learning and anti-discrimination (legal support, cultural mediation, language support, empowerment of minorities organisations, anti-racist campaigns, etc). Target group of those activities are mainly immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees, including young people belonging to minorities or from migrant backgrounds. - International youth mobility ( information youth desk about youth mobility opportunities., youth exchanges, training activities for youth workers and leaders and other international projects, consultancy and capacity building of small ngos and non formal groups in the field of international youth work ) - Education and Youth work (youth centres management, non formal education activities address to young people in the age 13-30, training and support of teacher in methodology connected to non formal learning, structured dialogue activities) - Social Antimafia (raising awareness campaign about the phenomena of mafia and for the respect of law , prevention of criminal behaviour educational campaings, mainly addressed to young people in the age of 11-30 etc) Arci Catania staff is managed by a board of 10 members and have a staff of 3 permanent employees , some consultants and temporary workers, 4 Italian National Civil Service volunteers, and by a number of around 20 young volunteers who support temporary Arci Catania in specific activities in the sector of immigration and diversity (i.e. linguistic support, legal support, vocational guidance) , in the education and culture (trainers and facilitators) and international sectors (included a group of former evs volunteers).

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 projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Cultural differences
Geographical obstacles
Educational difficulties

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
12 months at Mistero Buffo ONLY FOR HUNGARIANS from October 2016
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2016 to Sep 2017
01/10/2016 - 30/09/2017
17/09/2016 closed
URGENT looking for a Polish volunteer(MALE) for Evs project in Catania
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2016 to Aug 2017
14/10/2016 - 13/08/2017
22/09/2016 closed
Project in Morocco, Taroudant Medina (for Italians)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Nov 2017 to Oct 2018
01/11/2017 - 31/10/2018
14/09/2017 closed
10-month EVS in social-cultural organisation (Catania - Sicily)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2018 to Jul 2019
01/10/2018 - 31/07/2019
26/04/2018 closed
9month volunteering in social-cultural organisation (Catania, Sicily)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2019 to Jun 2020
01/10/2019 - 30/06/2020
30/04/2019 closed
Cultural and environmental volunteering project in Acireale-Sicily
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2019 to Jun 2020
01/09/2019 - 30/06/2020
30/04/2019 closed
9 months cultural and environmental Evs project in Acireale-Sicily
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2018 to Jun 2019
01/10/2018 - 30/06/2019
31/12/2037 closed

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC no: 948494422 | Last updated on

Organisation topics

Inclusion - equity

Youth (Participation, Youth Work, Youth Policy)

Creativity and culture