YMCA Italy Foundation

The YMCA has always strived for major social changes, addressing the problems facing people all over the world. Issues such as racism, discrimination, peace, young people at risk and unemployment are dealt with creatively and directly in response to growing modernization, consumerism and fragmentation. Among the interventions of great importance, the YMCA also boasts its own development cooperation activity towards the neediest countries through education and assistance projects usually carried out together with other national and international movements.

YMCA runs a combination of meetings/workshops for the secondary schools in Sicily as part of our educational program for the young generations on specific yet extremely important topics in our geographical context (which are though reliable to many others realities) that are inspired by our more advanced training courses and postgraduate courses for the public administrators, professionals, collaborators, entrepreneurs.

The main topics are:

(1) Awareness and prevention of confiscated assets from organized criminality (Mafia, Camorra, ‘Ndrangheta, etc.) to equip future leaders with an adequate experience to ensure that seized and confiscated assets can become a concrete resource for the territory and a model of efficiency for the country.

(2) Awareness and sustainable organization of resources and the fight against illegal fishing + innovation and system governance of the coastal territory.

(3) The issue of "unauthorized use in the agri-food supply chain", building a reasoning that traces everything that is abusively exercised in the aforementioned supply chain

(4) Digital Scientific Journalism

(5) Training Program in Cybersecurity (in agreement with IDC Herzliya - ICT International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Israel)

(6) Cyberpsychology and the psychological pitfalls of the misuse/overuse of the Internet

YMCA mission is:
- To develop the creative potential of the youth
- To support training initiatives in various fields
- Encouragement impulses to self-actualization of a free individual
- To tackle issues such as racism, discrimination and youth
- To use creativity as a response to consumerism and the fragmentation of the
modern world
- To develop respect for public, liberal and democratic values
- To develop the international youth cooperation, to cooperate with foreign youth, higher education and VET organizations

About us

Type of collaborationPotential partner
Contact person:Claudio Ingoglia
E-mail addressclaudio.ingoglia@fondazioneymcaitalia.it
Type of organisation:Other
Education level:ISCED 4: Post-secondary non-tertiary education
ISCED 6: Bachelor's or equivalent level
ISCED 7: Master's or equivalent level
Sector of expertise:Education
Professional, scientific and technical activities
Public administration and defense
Current level of involvement in Vocational Excellence:We have no previous experience in VE, yet we crave to start as partner and cooperate with full commitment.
Existing activities:C&P: Apprenticeships, Upskilling and reskilling
T&L: Innovative teaching and learning methods
T&L: Learner centered excellence approach
T&L: Professional Development of teachers and trainers
Envisioned activities:C&P: Business-education partnerships, Pact for Skills
C&P: Skills competitions
G&F: Attracting foreign investment to region
G&F: Co-creating skills ecosystems
G&F: National and regional Skills governance systems
T&L: Learner centered excellence approach
T&L: Professional Development of teachers and trainers
T&L: Staff and learner mobility and joint qualification
Type of partner(s) wanted:Company
Development Agency
National Authority
Professional/ sector association
Regional Authority
Sector Skills Council
Social partner
Tertiary education
VET provider
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