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DEMÀ

c/ Trafalgar, 25 2n 2ª
08010 BARCELONA
España
Tel: +34 933198184
Fax: +34 933197522
e-mail: dema-bcn@infonegocio.com
Website: http://home.worldonline.es/demaproj

DEMÀ is a non-profit Association that intends to work in several areas, particularly in the field of labour and social integration. We have developed several projects:
- A research on the training needs of the unskilled workers over 45 years old. The funds for this project are provided by FORCEM (the institution for continuous training in Spain) and ESF.

- The REINS project: Occupational training course for unemployed workers on Internet and Teleworker. Promoted by the Worker’s Department of Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonian Government) and ESF

- The “Trenca” (Break-off) programme, aimed to youth from 15 to 20 years old who are in risk of social exclusion. The programme tries to provide them with social and labour orientation. It is supported by funds from the Barcelona’s Province Council.

- We have a project ARRISCA’T, which intends to adapt the “Trenca” experience. Adopted to Fundació Propedagògic. (Barcelona)

- We have developed an inform about youth for the local Council of Cornellà de Llobregat (city with around 80.000 population): Youth in Cornellà. Inform about young people among 12 and 16 years old.

- We are also participating as partners in diverse Leonardo da Vinci mobility projects for placements and Spanish language courses: “Marco Polo” (promoted by Euroform RFS, Italy); “Nepetinus” (promoted by the Amantea Council, Italy) and “ETIB” (promoted by Istituto P. Boselli , Savona, Italy); etc.

Nowadays we are developing this several projects:

- The research project: L’interculturalitat a Escoltes Catalans. Financing to Fundació J.Bofill (Barcelona)

- The Socrates-Grundtvig 2 project’s: Immigrant Language Learning (Signum Sprachenschulen, Germany); Adult Education – Key to development in our Regions (Soros Educational Center. Romania); Learning for New Oportunities (Menningar-or fraedslusambannd althydu. Island)

- The Socrates-Grundtvig 1 project’s: Mobility 55 (Lunària, Italy); Citoyens d’Europe: Formation des cadres des organisations d’Education Permanente (ACCS, Belgium); NOVAFORM: Une noovelle approche de l’ingenierie en Formation (CAFOC. France); Curriculum Guidelines for access programmes into higher education for underrepresented adult learners (Wiener Universitäten. Austria); Community Centres promoting Suistainable Living (University of Malta. Malta)

- The Leonardo da Vinci project: ADULT GUIDANCE FOR EDUCATION: Training for trainers (Tallinn Pedagogical University, Estonia)

- We collaborate in project BON VEÏNATGE (Good Neighbours) promoted by Municipality of Barcelona from European project.

- We have close links with REDS (Social Dialogue European Network) and (SURT (Association of Women for Labour Reintegration), which since 1993 has developed a number of projects and actions aiming to help women –particularly those belonging to the weaker groups (migrants, women from prison, etc.)- in the process of being integrated into the labour force.

The use of the camera

Here you’ll find an animation with illustrations which shows the most important functions of the camera NVDS30. The internet guide try to reduce the text parts in order to guarantee that also e.g. people with speaking or reading problems can understand the functions of the camera. Like this you’ll be able to start immediately.

Camera-Animation

Training Manual on Intercultural Management Competence

What is it good for?

Even outside the area of business administration, managerial methods have begun to gain in significance. The reason for this development is an increasing awareness for efficiency and quality.

Globalisation and internationalisation have changed the classical working methods of managers. Intercultural Competence is being taken into account to an increasing degree.

Intercultural Action Competence is a prerequisite for success in trans-national and culturally diverse professional fields in business, administration, scientific research and non-government organisations. This competence can help to avoid conflicts and misunderstandings and promote synergy effects within contexts of intercultural cooperation.

The Training Manual on Intercultural Management Competence will enable trainers to carry out instructions in these special competences in a practice-orientated and interactive manner.

What is the structure of the Training Manual and how can it be applied?

The training manual is divided into thematic modules and links intercultural and managerial economics aspects.

For applying all modules in a training you should schedule one week. The division of the material in compulsory and elective modules allows the application of individual modules.

The modules each are divided into

background material for the trainer,
an instruction guideline and
handouts and transparencies.

Further a trainer`s guide is included which gives an introduction into the recent methods and approaches of interactive and participative team work.

Which target group does the Training Manual aim at?

The target group of the Training Manual is defined very widely. We see possibilities of applying the Manual in:

business
science
Non-government organisations (NGOs)
administration
and all further trans-national and culturally diverse fields.

Since we would like to offer the material to as many different target groups as possible, we depend on your support.

In case that you have applied the Training Manual or parts of it in your professional field, sharing yours experiences with us would support us very much.

You can very easily do that by completing the following questionnaire:

Feedback

Only in this way we will be able to consider the special needs of your working field in the further development of the Training Manual.

How can the Training Manual be obtained?

You can download the Training Manual from this webpage in form of pdf-documents (http://www.adobe.com).

For this purpose you will need a password, which you may obtain from the State Office for Development Cooperation.

The password in general is obtainable for a costsharing of € 25,-. In individual cases exceptions are possible in agreement with the State Office for Development Cooperation Bremen.

Please get in contact with Katja Eichler.

In case you already own a password, you may get to the Training Manual right here.

Fundació Jaume Bofill, Barcelona

The Jaume Bofill Foundation is concerned with promoting initiatives conducive to achieving a better understanding of society which are likely to give rise to actions contributing to its improvement through the elimination of all forms of inequality between persons, groups and peoples and by extending education and culture in the broadest sense to all those who, for social reasons, are most severely deprived of it.The Jaume Bofill Foundation is independent of government, political parties, religious denominations and formally constituted economic and social groups. This independence, however, does not amount to neutrality towards the major ideological, political, social and moral issues facing Catalan society and the world.

The Jaume Bofill Foundation aims:

· To undertake critical analysis of society, its structural bases, its mechanisms of operation and the processes of integration and marginalization to which they give rise.

· To challenge the established order in the conviction that it is neither the only nor the best possible one.

· To study and combat all forms of inequality between persons, groups and peoples using the means proper to it.

· To promote, support and disseminate alternative projects in the form of ideas and of social organization and action.

· To contribute to the assertion of Catalonia’s national identity within the framework of the respect and promotion of the rights of peoples.

SOS Rassisme, Barcelona

SOS is a non-governmental non-profit making association which has been working since 1989 in the defence of human rights, furthering its objectives in the fight against racism and xenophobia.

What do we do?

We promote public awareness of the need to fight for an open society which is both caring and respectful of our differences.

We demand genuine equal rights for all citiziens of our country, irrespective of gender, colour, creed or legal status.

We defend and promote cultural diversity as a reality which enriches our society.

We fight aganst nazism and ultra-rightwing groups, denouncing their existence and their actions.

We take action in cases involving aggression and racist or xenophobic discrimination which arrive at our Office of Information and Allegations.

We organise various political campaigns demanding rights. We put special emphasis on our campains “Call for the Repeal of the Law on Aliens”, “Call for the Abolition of detention Centres” and “Call for Immigrants, Right to Vote”

We provide legal advice and assistance to people who have suffered atteck or discrimination, as well as mediation and psychological support, according to the case and the wishes of the victim.

We inform foreign residents who enquire about the rights and duties which they have as citiziens of our country.

We contribute to the educational work done in schools, colleges and non-formal education centres, producing teaching materials, proposing activities as well as educating and advising teachers and educators who seek resources related to intercultural matters and racist education.

We take action in plublicly denouncing racism and xenophobia, organising public meetings, protests and other campaigning activities.

we organise annually the Festival of Diversity, a recreational and campaigning forum where everyone can celebrate the cultural diversity of Catalan society.

We work throught the year with over 100 immigrant, solidarity and civil rights associations in developing proposals and events for the festival.

We offer, to those who seek it, the opportunity to consult the documentary resources of Association’s Information Centre, the only one in the country specialising in racism, xenophobia and intercultural affairs.

We publish the Annual Report on Racism in Spain, the magazine Etnópolis and the newsletter Colors. All these materials aims to be tools for promoting the awareness and denunciation of racism.

The task for SOS in the project will be in fisrt place the responsable for the project in the country and also for the theam on social and cultural competences.

The personnel involved in this will be one person at half time for this responsability; but all the personnel will work to dinamizate and promote the good exit of the project.

Curriculum of CISS, International Cooperation South South

The Ngo

CISS, International Cooperation South South, is a Ngo, Non governmental organisation (no profit association), established in 1985; since 1989 it is recognised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs as qualified organism to promote and carry out projects of cooperation in Developing Countries (D.M. n. 1989/128/3638/0 dated 06.12.1989) and, since 1988, it is also “organism in contact” with European Union, that supports many of its interventions. Until today CISS realised (or has still in course) 45 long-term projects and over 200 short term interventions in Developing Country, and projects and initiatives of information and awareness in Europe.

Cooperation projects was realised (or they are still running) in Bolivia, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Rep. Congo, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Sudan, Tunisia, Palestine, Macedonia, Albania,

CISS has three offices in Italy (Palermo, Catania and Naples) and offices and staff in Central America, Brazil, Cuba, Palestine, Tunisia, Rep. Dem. Congo and Venezuela; the permanent staff in Italy is composed of 14 people. CISS has 100 associates.

The Ngo has a Library in Palermo, constituted from more than 4,000 books, documents and documentaries, where it is possible to found specialised materials concerning the historical, geographical, political and economic reality of Developing Countries; CISS produces also videos, publications, didactic unity and it publishes the magazine “SOUTH”.

CISS is also working on the field of migrant issues. At the present it manages, for exempla, a project named CEPIR (Centro per i Rifugiati, Centre for Refugees). Aims of CEPIR are helping immigrant’s and refugee’s recognise their claims, offering legal aid and general support towards local authorities and police offices.

CISS bases its intervention on the conviction that the relationships between the centres and the peripheries of the world must be equilibrate to advantage the peripheries, so the projects of CISS face some of the crucial knots of the development: rural integral development; defence of the human right, particularly of children’s; promotion of the role of woman; production of income in marginal, urban and rural, areas; water and other environmental resources; education.

IMES-Basicpaper: The importance and the use of New Media inside the project

The objectives of the project are to find and test integrated self-learning new methods to improve the capacity of migrants and NGO’s working in this theme. We want to develop methods also in the field of Information and Communication Technolgy (ICT).

Why should migrants use information and communication technolgies (ICT) ?

1. ICT will be used as a basic for the project work. It will be used for the exchange between the project partners and with other organisations as well as an important method for the integration of migrants into the European society. It will be also used for the publishing and dissemination of the project results and at least for the international discussion of the results via newsletters and a videoconference. We hope to get European methods and self-integration tools for migrants that through an internet network can be shared and improved by other European NGO’s working in this theme.

2. In our high-tech society, in order to feel real integrated and to work for integration under the best conditions, individuals and organisations need enough knowledge in the use of the latest technology, especially in the area of communication. And we will work with ICT to get migrants in contact inside and outside of Europe.

3. Main activities will be: seminars where the participants will decide their needs in these fields and to train them on these needs. Themes, methods, etc. will be prepared and shared by all the participants and partners using the ICT tools, to find, develop and test real European methods.

4. The use of the communication and information technologies will be one important point of the project. We will train to use the ICT for our social and ideological objectives and to help migrants to participate in their use. The highest objective is to improve the communication regardless of distances; therefore we will use different kinds of new tecnologies.

What kind of possibilities can new technologies offer to our work ?

1. Internet

The world-wide-web today is an important point to get information, to stay in contact, to bring informations to the public and even more and more to discuss themes and exchange opinions, specially over long distances. We want to look how we can motivate migrants to use the internet more often. What are the barriers in hardware and software ? What do they need ? How should a website be constructed to make the use easy ?

To find good ideas and solutions we will first have an overview of the possibilities that the ICT and the word-wide-web can offer. We will try to identify the useful ICT-Tools for migrants and NGOs, but also for our work together in the advisory board. Than we will create Ideas for a real website – with professional support – and we will test and see if it will be used by migrants and NGOs and than at least we will improve this new website-ideas.

2. Television

TV is the main-media in our european societies. But we have very different kinds of using TV between the non-migrants and the migrants. Migrants often are looking for news from their countries. And via satelite they have the possibility to see TV-Programs directly from their home-countries. Consequences are that they have less contact to their living country, that they don’t learn the new language, that they stay only in their home-culture and that they don’t get the important information for migrants in their new countries.

We will see if this description of the situation is right, what are the reasons for this TV-‘Apartheid’ and how can we change it.

3. Video-Publishing

One possibility to change this TV-Lack is to learn the activ use of media. Here the video-technology is the most important because TV is the main-media. Video-producing can be an important help for migrants to express their opinions because it is easy to use in every language. And it is a good possibility to bring ideas to the public, via community-radios and –TV-Stations or via Internet. Internet today is getting faster and it is already able to integrate also video-clips. We will learn and train together how to use a videocamera, how to produce little movies on a personal computer and how to bring it to the public via internet, community-media or others.

The concrete aim of this part of the project is to be able to use the ICT activ. For example to go to the city-administation with a videocamera, to interview the responsible person about a special question, to bring it together with opinions of the migrants, specialists and others in a video-reportage and at least to broadcast it. This is only one example how you can use this technology for the political work.

There are a lot of other possibilities – let us see it together. I’m sure that you will enjoy this part of the work. It is a good mixture of theoretical discussions and concrete project-workshops. And in the end we will have interesting results to test and to publish

“Associazione Polis- servizi di promozione sociale”

“Associazione Polis- servizi di promozione sociale”

C/da Bisaccia snc.

90047 Partinico (PA)

Tel.: 091 8781700

Fax: 091 8905986

e-mail: alfio_rubino@tin.it

The “Associazione POLIS” is costituted by people with multiannual experience in the field of U.E. programmes aimed to the development and integration of territorial areas and segments of marginalized population or at risk of emargination. Founding members worked in euorpean projects within the framework of programmes such as POVERTY, HORIZON, LEADER and YOUTH.

In the last few years the organization started an intense cooperation with different European partners within the framework “Youth for Europe” programme, managing several youth exchange projects as well as training seminars for youth workers.

In the current year our association promotes an trinational exchange for disabled young people.Moreover “POLIS” participated at two youth exchange, organized by the Internationales Bildungs-und Begegnungswerk Dortmund, called “Fairplay in Europe” with ten European countries and about one hundred young people in Frankfuert (2001) and Sarajevo (2002).

All these actions are aimed to foster values such as peace and solidarity, to struggle against every kind of marginalization, intolerance, racism, violence; to enable young people to reciprocally compare their states of life and experiences, to know, appreciate and difend values like cultural differences and democracy in an united Europe.

IMES: Social-Cultural Competences

Responsibilities and methods needed in the corresponding organisations:

o to approach immigrants in order that they become members of our associations

o to develop projects that promote the integration of immigrants in European society

o to learn how to develop a project with maximum guarantees of success

The responsibilities which allow us to achieve these objectives could be divided into two groups:

- Individual and group responsibilities favouring good organisational operation within an intercultural context:

o techniques for groupwork: controlled discussion, case studies, role-playing, phillips 66, simultaneous dialogues, trade union approach, brainstorming, commissions, problem-solving discussions, the two column method, the panel, counselling techniques, round table, plenary assembly or forum,…

The knowledge of some of these techniques will help to foster and achieve the following

o appropriate clarification of common concepts and objectives

o participation of all the members of the group

o communication as the basis of group project development

o decision-making through consensus

o adaptation to both internal and contextual changes

These characteristics are common to all organisations that aim at being effective and at working according to the principles of democratic participation. Many studies have already been carried out concerning such techniques. Moreover most participants employ them on a daily basis and have already developed their own strategies. That is why I recommend the following:

o sharing the various experiences of the advisory board in order to analyse:

§ what difficulties are encountered in group work when working in a context marked by diversity.

§ how these techniques should be adapted when applied to an intercultural context.

- Socio-cultural responsibilities which allow us to take into account the needs of the immigrant population

With regard to this we intend to develop protocols of conduct and intervention strategies which enable us:

o To contact immigrants not belonging to any organisation, bearing in mind the following:

§ What is it that should never be done

§ What is it that should be known before approaching these people (cultural, social, identity, etc. aspects, whether applying to the individual or a group)

§ What is there in my project that may arouse the interest of these people.

o To obtain the commitment of these people to develop a common project.

§ How to turn “my” project into and adapt it to “our” project.

o To keep up a realistic, useful project

§ Mechanisms to learn about the changes which are going on in our environment.

§ What are the elements we should always be observing and analysing as they will condition our activities.

With these two general work blocks we are trying to establish effective approaches and strategies for the development of projects that promote the integration of immigrants in European society.

An example of what we are trying to achieve:

Let us imagine that the advisory group detects a lack of information on the part of many immigrants regarding their rights and obligations and so we intend to run a training course.

Training module for immigrants on social issues:

End goal: to take part in developing the right for adult immigrants to receive education and training as a democratic way of social integration and individual and group development.

Objectives:

to learn about the political, social and economic realities of the country.

- to become aware of the situation they find themselves in as a group.

- to become aware of the situation they find themselves in as individuals.

- to learn about their rights and obligations.

- to learn how to use the mechanisms available to defend their rights and fulfil their obligations.

to learn about, understand and know how to interpret the workers’ statutory rights and the existing law on immigrants in the corresponding country.

- to develop both group and individual capacities from the cognitive and emotional point of view.

Before carrying on with content specifications and with the organisation of the sessions within this course we should:

- Specify the profile of the intended participants.

- Look for people who can act as the go-between in communication with these intended participants.

Let us imagine that this is specifically to reach the group of women from Maghreb. Those who have just arrived due to family reunification and with no kind of social network. Their husbands are at work all day and they stay at home because they are unaware of what activities they could do or who they could do them with.

What really interests us is how to reach this group of women and this is the key question:

o How can we reach them?

o What mechanisms can we use?

o What should we know about them?

o ·What should we modify with respect to our ways of communication, of establishing relationships, etc. so that they feel comfortable?

o What situations should we facilitate, modify or create in order to provide contact with others?

These are the issues we should find tools for and although the module in this example may be very interesting and useful, we want to reach those who are most in need and hear what their real situation is from their own mouth. This is the real challenge regarding this project. If we cannot find out what these people need and how to reach them, we will be developing tools which are only of use in theory but which do not help to improve their participation in a democratic context.

IMES-Basicpaper: political management training

The expression political management has a lot of meanings and definitions, it is not our intention to work on this field with a theoretical view if not to use a practical approach in order to develop the skills of the participants in their daily work. Sometimes, too many times unfortunately –because this is the reason that a lot of organizations fail, specially NGOs-, members of social organizations don’t dedicate time enough, if they do, to organization aspects or external aspects but they are key aspects to achieve an organization that is able to get its objectives. Our aims are: to know, to discuss and to compare the different ways to handle with these aspects in the day by day work of the NGOs members of the advisory boards and secondly to suggest changes and to find a system to evaluate them at the end. Therefore we propose a very participative process with this general overview plan: during the first year the members of the national advisory boards – and later on trough internet the three in the different countries together- should fix a list of aspects they want to talk and the way they want to deal with them. We think that in the list should appear aspects –the vast majority common and a few specific- that organizations have to handle in order to achieve their objectives, their existence and the future of their capacity to get their objectives in our societies. We propose three big groups of aspects:

a) Structural aspects (professional-volunteers, political direction – executive direction, memberships, decisions processes, renovation, financial questions, etc.)

b) External relationships (other NGO’s, press, political parties, etc.)

c) Institutional relationships (from local to European administrations, private institutions, inclusion in the national society, etc.)

We propose you, that a good way to handle with the aspects of the list could be that every participant should prepare a small report of how his/her organization handle with them adding the pros and contras of their way. This method implies that every participant will have to introduce in his/her organization the aspects and the debate of them. Of the general list, 2 or 3 should be chosen to work on them specific.

In a second step will be taken place seminars to exchange all the information from all organizations and to debate the pros and contras of every way to handle with them, not with the idea to establish the best way because we do not believe it exists, if not with the idea that all participants and therefore all organizations can learn from the others and to introduce changes in their way to work in order to improve their efficiency. On these seminars we could invite experts to get more information and to improve our skills. After the seminars the members of the advisory board fix what changes their organizations want to introduce in their way to work and a method to evaluate their changes. This proposal and specially the methodology to check the changes should be agree at the European level.

A third step will be the exchange between the different organizations about their results. So at the end we can produce a compendium (a kind of practical manual) of the themes we consider important for people who want to be active in the society and for NGOs have to take care, the different approaches to them, a deeper information and knowledge in 2 or 3 and a methodology to evaluate changes.

A PRACTICAL EXAMPLE

Our idea is that if, for example, in the list of themes the advisory board think is important for all organizations is included the relations with media (something crucial in our global world and an aspect that no one has the magic solution), this theme could be chosen as one of the 2 or 3 themes to be developed in deep. If so, the advisory board members should explain and debate the different ways their organizations handle with this theme, an expert of communication or a journalist could come to develop the specific aspects the participants have agree to know more or to debate with him/her. The participants should find a common way to evaluate the changes they want to introduce in their daily work of their organization in this theme. So the seminars of the third year could develop again as an exchange of the different experiences and results of the changes and to introduce, if necessary, corrections on the method to evaluate changes.