Ongoing projects

Ongoing projects

The International Mobility Department needs to create projects financed by institutions to enable the implementation of individualised support for each volunteer or trainee. In particular, these projects allow for several days of training before departure to prepare volunteers for their international experience, as well as seminars at the end of the missions. These moments are necessary to make international mobility a truly beneficial experience in the socio-professional life of the participants. 

The HERMES project aims to organise preparations for departure and impact seminars around the sending of young people in secondary vocational training on European placements in the Aix-Marseille Academy.

Coordinator: GIP FCIP, Aix-Marseille Academy

Funding: Erasmus+, Region Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

The PROMETHEE project aims to organise workshops for BTS students in the Prometheus consortium. The workshops are departure preparations and impact seminars, and internship search workshops for BTS students who wish to do an international internship. 

Coordinator: GIP FCIP, Aix-Marseille Academy

Funding: Erasmus+, Region Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

The EnVol – Engagement Volontaire – project aims to promote the employability of young people from the Bouches-du-Rhône department and young people from decentralised cooperation areas through the development of skills and the acquisition of experience during an international volunteer placement.

It also aims to strengthen cooperation links between French local authorities such as the Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Council, the city of Aix-en-Provence, the city of La Ciotat and the city of Istres and their partners abroad (Slovenia, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Poland).

Thus, the ENVOL project, which started its 4th edition in 2021 with its recruitment phase, will allow to send 10 volunteers in Civic Service within various structures working in social, cultural or educational fields in Europe as well as 10 interns in companies. Emphasising the reciprocity of exchanges, we have also welcomed 5 foreign volunteers in France in 2021 from countries in the decentralised cooperation areas such as Germany, Italy and Spain.

This new edition led to the creation of new foreign partnerships, notably with Italy in Naples and Spain in Barcelona! In total, more than 8 foreign partners were mobilised.

Although the health crisis has had a certain impact on the possibilities of hosting abroad, we have succeeded in dividing up the hosting and departures between 2021 and 2022 and allowing the young people to benefit from an unprecedented adventure! 

Coordinator: Eurocircle.

Funding: Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Council Civic Service Agency

Faced with the refugee crisis in Europe, the JAS project aimed to promote European civil society initiatives and strengthen the trans-European feeling of belonging and solidarity towards refugees. Thus, the 5th edition of the Young Ambassador for Solidarity project (2020-2021) sent 22 civic service volunteers to Germany to work in reception structures for exiled people. The 2021-2022 edition brought together a group of 12 young people in Germany.

The volunteers benefit from two months of training with a wide variety of modules: interculturality, global citizenship, security, migration, human rights, German language courses and a one-month local commitment in Marseille! They can exchange with several professionals (social workers, educators, journalists, trainers, teachers, lawyers etc.) working with exiled people. These encounters have always been very enriching, both on a human and professional level.

As the health crisis occurred during the mobility phases, this unprecedented situation presented many challenges to the team and volunteers.

Nevertheless, our 22 ambassadors of the 5th edition, which included a total of 3 sending waves, were all able to start their experience and meet during their pre-departure training. Moreover, 8 of them have already completed their mission and their return training!

A close-knit and committed group with new career prospects for some of them that have developed both in France and in Germany!

Coordinator: Eurocircle, France.

Funding: Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ), Civic Service Agency

IMAJINA (Insertion through Mobility, Learning and Job Coaching: Investing in our Future) aims to support the professional integration of young people with fewer opportunities by using international mobility as a tool for self-discovery. Marseille is a heterogeneous territory in terms of access to employment; the city is in need of unification in this sense. This project aims to re-establish a certain equality of opportunity by offering 24 young people per year the possibility of a work placement in Germany. In 2021, 7 young people were able to take part in the project following the cancellation of the first wave of placements.

In cooperation with the local mission of Marseille, the project started with 1 month of preparation for departure. Intensive German courses with an associate professor, intercultural training, CV and cover letter creation workshops, job interview simulations, non-formal education activities…. the aim of the pre-departure training was to provide all the necessary tools for a successful placement.

 


The areas of placement were very diverse, specific to each participant’s professional project and determined during the preparation phase. The different groups were hosted by Eurocircle partner organisations in the cities of Leipzig, Dresden, Schwerin and Stuttgart. At the end of the mobility, each group participated in a two-week seminar focusing on valorisation of the experience and return to employment.

 


Coordinators: Eurocircle and Une Terre Culturelle (UTC)

Funding: German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Delegation of the Bouches-du-Rhône Prefecture for Equal Opportunities, European Solidarity Corps.

The Juventus project enables young Germans with fewer opportunities to undertake one-month work placements in France. The Eurocircle team is in charge of finding internship places that match the participants’ professional objectives.

Coordinator: Representation of the German Ministry of Labour

Funding: ESF Germany, Bildungsmarkt, U Bus

The MIM project aims to accompany 10 young people living in the QPV (Quartiers Prioritaires de la Ville) of Marseille on a 2-month mobility mission. This mobility, and the support offered, aim to make this experience a springboard towards socio-professional integration for the participants. 

 

Coordinator: Eurocircle

Funding: Prefecture de Marseille

Implemented in partnership with the Ecole de la 2ème Chance, the Mission Locale de Marseille and the Apprentis d’Auteuil, the Volontaires Européens Marseille project aims to accompany 4 volunteers from each structure in European volunteering, and to host a volunteer within each of them. 

Supported by Sylvie Brunet, MEP, the project aims to show the positive impact of a volunteering experience on a young person’s socio-professional career.

Coordinator: Eurocircle