MSMES Day – June, 27th

June, 27th – Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Day

MSMEs: Key to an inclusive and sustainable recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has taught us that the pandemic and containment measures do not impact everyone in the same way. Among the private sector, Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), especially those led by women, youth, ethnic minorities and migrants, suffered the most.

An International Trade Centre survey on COVID-19 impact among businesses in 136 countries has shown that nearly 62% of women-led small businesses have been strongly affected by the crisis, compared to just over half of firms led by men, and women-owned are 27% more likely not to survive the pandemic.

The Learn Abroad to do Better at home for Gender Equality project is funded by Erasmus+ and more information about the project are available on Associazione SUD website

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Against all forms of discrimination!

On the anniversary of Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, we acknowledge the positive impact the CEDAW Committee has had since 1979 to monitor countries progress to advance gender equality and human rights for women and girls around the world.

December, 18th

Through the project LAB4GE, we are working with partners across Europe to share best practices and methodologies to promote gender equity and confront gender inequality by raising awareness of the society as a whole.

The Learn Abroad to do Better at home for Gender Equality project is funded by #Erasmus+ and more information about the project are available here: Lab4GE

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Women’s Rights are Human Rights

International Human Rights Day

10th December

On the International Day for Human Rights, the LAB4GE’s partners unite to recognise the advancements made globally for Women’s Human Rights and also invite stakeholders to be aware of the specific challenges met by women to fully access their rights, particularly in the context of COVID-19, where they have been particularly vulnerable to the socioeconomic effects of the crisis.

We use this occasion to raise awareness of the work that is being done to promote equality of rights and access in our different countries and share our best practices.

The Learn Abroad to do Better at home for Gender Equality project is funded by Erasmus+ and more information about the project are available here: Lab4GE

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International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25th November 


As countries implemented lockdown measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, violence against women, especially domestic violence, intensified – in some countries, calls to helplines have increased five-fold.

At the #LAB4GE project we advocate for End Violence against Women campaign, a multi-year global effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls, with focus on amplifying the call for global action to bridge funding gaps, ensure essential services for survivors of violence during the COVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and collection of data that can improve life-saving services for women and girls.

The Learn Abroad to do Better at home for Gender Equality project is funded by Erasmus+ and more information about the project are available here: Lab4GE

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Youth Work for all!

Youth has no age.

Pablo Picasso

Enter! 2021-2022

Long-term Training Course for Youth Workers

Advancing Youth Workers and Projects in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods

The article sets the main points of the first CoE Seminar of ENTER!

A long term training course I will be following one full year long.

by Paola CANDITA – Associazione SUD

This first seminar took place for one week at the European Youth Center of  Budapest from 6th to 12thSeptember 2021.

We were 33 young people from several countries, members of the European Union and the Council of Europe.

I firsthand represented Italy and in particular I was there as member of ASSOCIAZIONE SUD.

The 4th edition of Enter! Long Term Training Course is set out to be an example of European level youth worker training which contributes to the quality, access and diversity of youth work and its social and political role in addressing violence, discrimination and exclusion faced by young people in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

Enter! is among the priorities of the Youth for Democracy programme of the Council of Europe. It supports youth work and youth policy measures to eradicate the poverty, discrimination, violence and exclusion faced by young people in disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Enter! is based on the Recommendation CMRec(2015)3 (the Enter! Recommendations) about the access of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights. The function of the course is to better equip youth workers with knowledge and skills to support their local communities in accessing social rights. More specifically, the course supports better understanding of the links between youth work provided at grassroots level in disadvantaged neighbourhoods and access to services, spaces, support, opportunities for young people.

During this seminar I have been keen on having such interesting networks with all the attendees coming from all Europe and beyond. We participated to many different activities of Non Formal Education (NFE). Indeed this seminar has been so vibrant and full of creativity. It thus encouraged our activism in the society, being more engaged in it by conveying the idea of a possibility to think beyond any other barriers. For instance, we tackled multiple topics on the implementation of project to raise awareness about social rights in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, therefore the main purpose of dealing with such subject was relying on finding methods to empower our local communities letting them having more access to their rights. 

We have been  working on a self-assessment based on the main functions that a youth worker should develop during her/his path. For instance: to assess his/her capacity to help out young people in order to find their role in the local community; another function to be developed by youth worker may also be connected with the methodology of approach young people coming from different backgrounds and to involve them in youth activities. The self-assessment was introduced at the very beginning of the seminar thereby focusing on those functions that may be acquired by the youth workers (participants) to the LLTC.

In a nutshell, I believe that this training is supporting me as a youth worker by my colleagues and my trainers. The first Seminar, with the activities and the chance for creating a network, gave me a great chance to involve among the youth and understand it further. I feel I have been grown up during this week. I experienced the experimental learning (learning by doing methodology) and I am grateful since I found so many inspirations for my future projects with the youngsters that represent the future and the hope for our world.

The group of Enter! LTTC attendees with the staff of trainers and mentors at the European Youth Center of the Council of Europe in Budapest.

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