International Educational Center GEMS
The association is voluntary non-profit organization, operating within the territory of the Czech Republic and in other countries with a legal entity under Czech law. The organization is open to all individuals and institutions, regardless of political, social, religious or other orientation.
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BASIC AIMS OF THE ASSOCIATION:
- To support international cooperation and intercultural understanding
- To promote lifelong learning opportunities and to help the development of individual interests and positive life attitudes
- To support prevention of risky behaviour mainly for children and youth
- To strength an international cooperation in order to share knowledge, ideas and experience to better develop activities
- To create same opportunities, employment and fight social exclusion
- To support rural development and healthy lifestyle
- To contribute to sustainable development
- To involve local community and support voluntary service in general
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Aventura Marão Clube
Aventura Marão Clube (AMC) is a no profit association created in 1993 by a group of young people of Amarante (actually AMC has 480 members). The main objective is to promote a healthy way of life among the population (especially Youth) and nowadays runs three different sections: Mountain
Bikes, Canoeing and Fair Trade. Under this last one AMC opened in 1999 the first Portuguese fair trade shop and participates in actions of promotion and training at national and international youth programs and also organizes, since 2000, international Workcamps about different themes such as environmental preservation, archaeology or fair trade. Since November 2008 we run Casa da Juventude de Amarante (Youth Centre and Hostel) and we are quite involved in Youth in Action (Youth Exchanges, Training Courses, EVS, etc.), LLL (Grundtvig, LDV, etc.) and new Erasmus+. In the last years we coordinated around 70 projects involving more than 600 local youngsters in volunteering and international mobility.
Porto di Terra
Porto di Terra is a young youth organization officially founded in 2015 yet existing as an informal group since 2012. Its members are all below 35 years of age and experienced in various fields linked to rural social innovation like: agro-ecology, sustainable agriculture, permaculture, participatory approaches to rural development, community building, human rights. Over the years we have developed strong national and international networks with other organizations, farmers, municipalities, international development agencies and Universities. Porto di Terra is both a small productive reality producing food and handicrafts and a social reality.
We organize capacity building courses on healthy living, community building, permaculture, bio-architecture etc. We provide consultancies on these subjects as well. We are located in a land-locked rural part of Sicily that is beautiful as much an under populated and with poor access to economic resources.
One of our main aims is to increase the active participation of local youth in the development and innovation of the area providing ways to enlarge perspectives, raise awareness about the locally available resources and sustainable ways to use them. We are also involved with the local government in a long term project of rural development considering in particular the food-chain and land access policies.
Youth Innovation (Y&I) is a young and energetic NGO, based in London, United Kingdom. The founders of this organisation, Sinem & Nilgun, have worked and volunteered in the field of youth for many years locally and internationally. They are now working with many other volunteers under Youth Innovation’s wings to help young people in their community.
The organisation promotes active and healthy lifestyle, supports personal development of young people to improve their social and civic competences. Youth develops important life skills with the workshops and events hosted by Youth Innovation. The NGO also creates opportunities for the mobility of young people at national and international level.
Youth Innovation encourages international learning and dialogue to strengthen the intercultural communication, cohesion and tolerance between different cultures.
They have successfully implemented Erasmus+ projects in the UK, thanks to their dedicated, creative and experienced team. They will continue to do so.