Programme: Youth in Action Programme; Action 2-European Voluntary Service
Funded by: European Commision. Educational, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency (EACEA), Youth in Action Programme (European Voluntary Service).
Lead Organisation: Fundación INTRAS (Spain)
• Fundación Coanil (Chile)
• Youth NGO Iskra (Ukraine)
• Associazione Stranaidea (Italy)
• Kreisjugendamt Steinfurt (Germany)
The project M2I (Moving to Inclusion) meets the objective of bringing the notion and values of Europe to young people throughout the voluntary experience, fostering collaboration, solidarity and tolerance and promoting social cohesion within European Union. M2I brings together eight volunteers from European and Latin American countries to carry out activities in Toro, Coreses and Zamora (Spain), contributing to the exchange of experiences and ideas in the field of working with people with disabilities due to mental illness. At the same time, this project aims to contribute to the volunteers’ personal development as well as serving as a first encounter with the professional world.
• To develop solidarity and promote young people’s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular.
• To contribute to the personal and professional development of the European volunteers and foster mutual understanding between young people in different countries.
• To promote tolerance among young people, in order to foster cohesion and combat social exclusion within the field of mental illness.
o Hosting eight volunteers coming from Germany, Ukraine, Italy and Chile to support, during 1 year, activities developed in the care facilities managed by Fundación INTRAS in Toro, Coreses and Zamora city:
o supporting pre-labour handcraft workshops
o supporting free time and leisure activities and workshops related with new technologies, languages, social skills
o supporting people with mental illness in the process of labour inclusion, job-searching, writing a CV, simulating job interviews, etc;
o accompaniment of users from one centre to another, helping them with practicalities such as visiting external health facilities, post office, bank, etc;
o design and proposal of new activities addressed to the users.