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Associazione Volontarimini

Volontarimini is an organization made up of different voluntary organizations. It was born on 1996 as an expression of various cultural areas and social intervention sectors referring to the Rimini volunteerism. In 1997 Volontarimni obtained the mandate to manage the local Service Center for Volunteering, and a few time later it got legal body and was enrolled in the Regional Register of Volunteering.

Regione Emilia-Romagna

Its capital is Bologna. It has an area of 22,446 km2, and about 4.4 million inhabitants. Emilia-Romagna is one of the wealthiest and most developed regions in Europe, with the third highest GDP per capita in Italy. Bologna, its capital, has one of Italy's highest quality of life indices and advanced social services. Emilia-Romagna is also a cultural and tourist Centre, being the home of the University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world, containing Romanesque and Renaissance cities (such as Modena, Parma and Ferrara), a former Eastern Roman Empire capital such as Ravenna, encompassing eleven UNESCO heritage site

Partner associations

Association Darśana Teranga

Darśana Teranga is a non-profit organisation based in Southern Italy. The association was established as a result of staff's many years’ experience with international projects as well as our work in the area of non-formal and informal education for young and adults’ learners. Over the past 7 years Darśana Teranga team has been involved with E.U. Lifelong Learning all over Europe. The aims of the organisation are the following: 1) promote local and global development and integration. 2) welcoming, equality and solidarity. 3) European citizenship in a broad sense. This is because Europe does not only mean belonging to one of the 28 countries that constitute it, but above all it means making other people coming from all over the world feel European citizens. 4) to support and encourage the transnational mobility as a tool for promoting intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding between peoples and exchange among cultures. 5) to support young people in important decisions about their future by acting as career guidance on the job and vocational training field. 6) to cooperate at local, national and international level with other educational and training organizations, institutional bodies, social partners and NGO. Furthermore, Darśana Teranga aims to set up a wide international and national partnership network, with Museums, Art Galleries, Theatres, Public and Private Institutions, Universities, Chambers of Commerce and Non-Profit Organizations.