PARTNERSHIPS AND RESULTS IN COMENIUS, LEONARDO DA VINCI AND GRUNDTVIG
National Agencies

2010-1-IT2-GRU14-14739

Empowering Volunteer Senior Experts

Grundtvig Senior Volunteering Projects

PARTNERS
  • Italy
  • Spain
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    ORGANIZATION Coordinator

    Seniores Italia Partner per lo Sviluppo onlus

    TYPE OF ORGANIZATION

    Non-profit associations

    ADDRESS

    c/o Incubatore Inverso - Via Luigi Montuori – Roma

    CONTACT PERSON

    Nazareno Capecchi

    Empoweing Volunteer Senior Experts

    In compliance with the 2011 European Year of Volunteering, Seniores Italia and Secot have jointly submitted the project Empowering Volunteer Senior Experts to the EC, aiming at sharing knowledge and best practices between the two organizations as well as empowering Italian and Spanish volunteers who have been involved in an intercultural learning experience. Through this initiative, Seniores Italia and Secot have promoted senior professional volunteering in Italy and Spain as a tool to support active ageing as well as have fostered their cooperation by sharing good practices developed by both organizations in terms of volunteer senior experts management. The project involved the exchange of Members of SECOT Spain and Seniores Italia. The experts of the two associations spent a period of three weeks in the others’ country participating in different activities both current and especially organized for them. Eight volunteer senior experts (four Italians and four Spanish) in total have been actively engaged in the exchange taking place in Rome and in Madrid: in April 2011, four Seniores’ volunteers have been hosted by SECOT in Madrid while four Secot’s volunteers has been hosted in Rome by Seniores in May 2011. During their stay, volunteers have been actively involved in current activities carried out by Seniores in Italy and by SECOT in Spain, with particular reference to those targeting SMEs. Furthermore, volunteers had the opportunity to participate in specific workshops and informative seminars organized in Rome and in Madrid on the following topics: motivations and values shared by Italian and Spanish senior volunteers; methodologies for providing advisory service and technical assistance to SMEs at the national and international level, and operational modalities adopted by both organizations to identify and manage senior volunteers. The project achievements have been shared with other CESES’ members and made available to a wider public, thanks to a Web and events.

    RESULTS
  • Joint results
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Workshop Senior Volunteering

    A workshop to compare the experiences of promotion of senior volunteer organizations Seniores Italia and SECOT España, and to stress the importance of achieving voluntary activities by senior professionals taking advantage of the expertise of the highly qualified, to clarify the contributions that can come from both sides to increase knowledge, skills and experience, and to promote the active engagement of senior professionals and experts in the world of volunteering.

    LANGUAGE(S)

    English, Spanish

    AUDIENCE(S)

    Adult learners, Trainers

    PRODUCT TYPE

    Pedagogical and Methodological Studies

    AVAILABILITY

    To be ordered to senioresitalia@gmail.com, central@secot.org

    COPYRIGHT

    Yes