Gemeinsam in Europa

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Organisation description “Gemeinsam leben & lernen in Europa”

Gemeinsam leben & lernen in Europa (Living and learning within Europe – GLL) is a regional initiative for educational and social issues. The NGO GLL is a private non-profit network-organisation in the region of eastern Bavaria, with its head office in Passau.

Through their activities and projects, GLL promotes volunteering, equal opportunities in education and work for everyone, combats discrimination and inequality based on gender, racial or ethnic origin, disability, age or other social factors.

The main emphasis of GLLs work is to initiate cooperation, activities and projects among the different individuals and organizations who are all working to eliminate discrimination and inequality, wherever it appears. So therefore members of the organisation are local communities, districts, social organisations, private companies, decision makers and citizens. Equal opportunities for everyone are promoted by projects and mainstreaming activities in the field of a) promotion of lifelong learning, b) advancement of volunteer work within the community, c) the support of disadvantaged target groups, d) educational work, e) gender mainstreaming activities and f) innovative form of mainstreaming activities.

Raising public awareness for social and cultural issues and encouraging social commitment is the major focus of all of GLLs’ projects (e.g. networking activities, online-platform for volunteering or for migrants, film festivals, campaigns, creating thematic networks, organising activity events).

Local projects are linked on a European level (e.g. through Grundtvig learning partnerships), as the promotion of intercultural learning and understanding within Europe plus the exchange of best practices and face-to-face cooperation with European partners is an important issue within GLL.

As an expert in the field of volunteer work, GLL can provide the partnership with some innovative measures for promoting and supporting volunteer work within the community. GLL runs an online platform on volunteer workplaces, provides training as well as advice and support services for volunteers. Moreover, GLL supports other NGOs recruiting new volunteers, organises an annual volunteer fair or information sessions on volunteering, and initiated a lot of volunteer projects, e.g. an international womens’ club with an annual programme of activities, training programmes for migrants to become intercultural trainers as well as intercultural workshops for children run by migrants, film festivals or intercultural film sessions. Volunteers run and implement most of our projects; a lot of them are unemployed or disadvantaged in some ways.

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Contact details:

Gemeinsam leben und lernen in Europa e.V.

Perdita Wingerter

(Managing Director)

Leopoldstr. 9

D- 94032 Passau

Tel. 0049-(0)851-2132740

Fax 0049-(0)851-2132739