VIP VALUES+ training meeting in Madrid

VIP VALUES+ training meeting in Madrid

Fundación Cibervoluntarios has held a three-day training event in Madrid to test the training resources and the eLearning platform that is being developed within the framework of the European project "VIP VALUES+: ICT skills for peace projects". The objective has been to show and train volunteers and trainers from partner organizations the methodology and open educational resources created, which use ICTs to promote peace and the inclusion of young people in situations of vulnerability, especially migrants and refugees.

21 people from the organizations that are part of the project participated in the meeting, to improve their management and cooperation skills, exchange and contribute experiences and promote projects that promote a culture of Peace in Europe. This training event has been an essential step to test and refine the VIP VALUES+ eLearning platform, which will give access to:

• Collaborative space for carrying out social innovation processes for the creation of peace projects, focused on the inclusion of disadvantaged youth and on SDGs 4 (quality education), 10 (reduction of inequality) and 16 (peace). justice and strong institutions) of the UN 2030 Agenda.
• Evaluation and certification of acquired skills.

In addition, 9 Cybervolunteers from various locations of Spain have participated. They have contributed their ideas to improve the resources presented. During these three days, the aim has been to take advantage of everything learned to date and increase the impact achieved to improve the development of an innovative e-learning platform, focused on the acquisition of ICT skills and knowledge about the values ​​of peace and non-violence. .

The meeting has also allowed young Europeans to exchange experiences to create projects aimed at young people in vulnerable situations, especially migrants and refugees. The impact of the program extends to 5 countries, under the coordination of Fundación Cibervoluntarios (Spain): CONEXX-EUROPE ASBL (Belgium), Cyprus Organization For Sustainable Education And Active Learning (Cyprus), Associazione Coopisa (Italy), Vienna Association of Education Volunteers (Austria) and Foundation for a Culture of Peace (Spain).

VIP VALUES+ is working for the Sustainable Development Goals, especially the goals for quality education, reduction of inequality, and peace, justice and strong institutions. The population groups targeted by the project are educational centers and youth organizations and, as final beneficiaries of the initiatives created during the project, young people in disadvantaged situations, including migrants and refugees. The most relevant objectives of the program are:
1- Raise awareness of the problem of the vulnerable young population, especially migrants and refugees among the young population of Europe.
2- Create an innovative e-learning platform with content and training methods in ICT tools, social entrepreneurship and values ​​of peace, for the creation of projects aimed at promoting the inclusion of young people in situations of vulnerability.
3- Prepare a usability report, through local training activities with young students in collaborating countries, and create at least 10 projects focused on promoting Peace values, as a result of these trainings.

  •   01/04/2022