Save the date ! Final conference : “Removing barriers to international volunteering to improve youth social inclusion”

The IVO4All projet is coming to end.

Rendez-vous on 6 June 2017, at the EESC, for the collective restitution:
« Remonving barriers to international volunteering to improve youth social inclusion »,

During the conference, the results and recommendations from the IVO4All experimentation will be discussed.

Inscription – before the 23 May

Moderation : Sophia HOCINI, la Zep, France

Programme :

9h30 : Registration

10h00 : Opening of workshops, by France Volontaires

  • Jean-Daniel Balme, General delegate, France Volontaires
  • Lénaïk Le Poul, IVO4All project manager, France Volontaires

10h15 : Workshop 1 : How can we improve access to international volunteering for all young people ?

Panel discussion :

  • Djamel BENIA, Director at Adice, France

  • Rahim HASSANALI, IVO4all project manager at VSO/ ICS, UK

  • Kader DOUMBIA, IVO4all volunteer, France

  • Marie-Agnès SABLAYROLLE, Responsible of mobility unit, Mission locale of Montpellier, France

  • Antonio FUSCO, Head of the Office for Civic Service, Representative of the province of Foggia, Italy

  • Antonio DI DONATO, Officer, from the province of Foggia, Italy

  • Giovanni MAFFIA, Italian IVO4all volunteer

Presentation of the recommendations
Questions to the floor
The quality framework, a key tool for more inclusion, by Lyndsey Draper, VSO/ICS, UK
Let’s take action !

11h30 : Workshop 2 : How can we better support young people before, during and after their international volunteering ?

Presentation of the recommendations

Panel discussion :

  • Marc-André HERMAN, Director at Service Civil International (SCI), France

  • Mohamed DEHMANE, Director at the EVO Espace Volontariat de Oujda, Marrocco

  • Stella MCKENNA, ICS Programme Manager, International Service, UK

  • Esther Ameyinoge, ICS Alumni & VSO International Staff Member
  • Teresa CONSTANÇA LISBOA SAMPAIO DA NÓVOA, Represents 2 receiving organisations : Palombar – Associação de Conservação da Natureza e do Património Rural & AEPGA Associação para o Estudo e Protecção do Gado Asinino, Portugal

  • Valeria PIOVESAN, Responsible for International Civic Service – CESC Project, Italy

  • Michela DI MEO, IVO4all Volunteer with CESC Project, Italy

Questions to the floor
The quality framework to improve practices, by Lyndsey Draper
Let’s take action !

12h30 : Presentation : Inclusion tools, by Tony Geudens, Salto Inclusion, Belgium

13h00 : Networking lunch

14h30 : Conference : A cross-sectorial approach to remove barriers to international volunteering to improve youth social inclusion

Opening by :

  • Pavel TRANTINA, President of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship at the European Economic and Social Committee
  • Silvia COSTA, Member of European Parliament
  • Luigi BOBBA, Under-Secretary, Italy
  • Floor VANHOUDT, Head of youth policies Unit at the DGEAC, European Commission

14h40 : Impact of EVS on the employability of young people, by 0zgehan Senyuva, Ray research

14h50 : Learning from IVO4all project, by Marie Brunagel, EY

15h05 : Conclusions from morning workshops ; by a rapporteur

15h15 : Round table : A cross-sectorial approach for youth policy to improve access to international volunteering for all

With :

  • Jean-Benoit DUJOL, Interministerial Delegate for Youth, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, France

  • Andrea CASAMENTI, Board Member at the European Youth Forum, Belgium

  • Laura DE BONFILS, European Policy and Advocacy Manager, Volunteering Matters, Belgium

  • Rémy HALLEGOUET, Regional Representative in Asia, at France Volontaires, Asia

  • Victoire DOGBÉ, Minister of Developement, handkraft, youth and youth employment in Togo

16h30 : Closing conference with the testimony of three IVO volunteers

  • Aly-Khan RAJAN, ICS Alumni, UK
  • Mayssam ABIHANNA, French IVO4all Volunteer, France

17h00 : Cocktail


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