NGEnvironment emerges as a relevant contribution to the horizontal EU priorities of improving the relevant and high-level basic and transversal competences of EU citizens, within the adult learning framework and the lifelong learning perspective, as it aims to empower new leaders to engage in change by improving entrepreneurial, foreign and digital language skills and promoting employability, socio-educational and professional development through NGO action.

By empowering NGO leaders, NGEnvironment will contribute to improve/enlarge the supply of high quality learning opportunities, adapted to the needs of low-skilled adults, for them to acquire literacy and entrepreneurship skills, with recognition of these skills.

NGEnvironment will be specifically adapted to the adult public, promoting social cohesion, stimulating talent and taking into account their specific needs/occupations, and providing new learning approaches through a holistic, participatory and motivating pedagogical process which will ultimately result in the development of many key competences with a long-term effect on active European citizenship for sustainability.

Actions

The main actions for this project are:

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Initial research report to be conducted in each country to define the state of the art, establish general guidelines and inform all development actions of the project.

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Two training packages, one pedagogical, aimed at NGO mentors who will welcome new potential NGO leaders into the immersion programme, and the other to specifically train new adult NGO leaders who promote a set of basic skills.

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Online platform containing all relevant information of the project, hosting a repository of results, as well as the observatory of associated NGOs to show best practices and models to follow.

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A set of engagement tools, including paper, online and audiovisual communication channels, ensuring a valorisation framework and a wide scope of the project and motivating participation.

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Instructive videos with NGO best practices and social impacts to provide a framework of models or examples to support the valorisation of the project. A video documentary will also be produced to trace the history of the project's development.

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A "survival guide for NGO foundation and funding" will be made available to further train and instruct potential new NGO leaders, as well as a layperson's report explaining the rationale, objectives, main findings and case studies resulting from the project as a whole.

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Uma documento de orientação que explique por que razão uma mudança de abordagem política relativamente ao apoio às ONG poderá ser relevante; as opções políticas disponíveis e as vantagens e desvantagens de cada opção.

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Finally, the guidance document will recommend a course of action based on the experiences and lessons learned during the NGEnvironment project, based on a more institutional/police oriented perspective.

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