European team

The DiverPass gathers 4 EU countries -
 
The projet is led by Caritas France (the Cité Saint Pierre in Lourdes) and coordinated by iriv conseil for France together with Erifo (Italy), JoVokerek (Hungary) and STOP (Poland).

 
The Cité Saint-Pierre, an establishment of  Caritas France association, recognized as being of public utility. Founded in 1955, Cité Saint-Pierre became year after year an international gathering place to welcome poor people, meet and think about the thematic of poverty and social exclusion. About 75 000 people come every year. Today, The Cité is also willing to give voice to the ones who suffer from injustice and exclusion. Each year, 24,000 people in need of care and hope are accommodated in Cité Saint-Pierre. The Cité Saint-Pierre is animated by 30 salaried employees, in addition to 100 permanent volunteers. Each year, more than 1,000 volunteers come to help. It allows people in fragile situations to practice voluntary activities and thus through a process of united commitment to renew with a  social utility.  Thanks to the support of salaried professionals, volunteers acquire skills that they can then develop on the job market. More information: https://www.secours-catholique.org/, http://www.citesaintpierre.net
 
Key experts

Gonzague AMYOT d’INVILLE Head of Cité Saint Pierre graduated from the Institute of social work of Pau in the direction of social intervention establishment. Since January 2013, he has been the director of Cité Saint-Pierre in Lourdes. He had studied in health sector and was a teacher, for ten years, in higher education in Nantes before he joined Caritas France in 2012. He is managing a structure that hosts more than 20,000 people in need from all around the world. A team of 30 employees helps the 1,300 volunteers to run the activities of accommodation and animation. For several years, he has developped a partnership with the migrant association to welcome and integrate them in volunteer activities. In 2017, He was associated in an Erasmus Project (JuCiVol) to the testing of a training for youngsters with a NEET profile together with a mentoring for professionals meant to explain them how to identify a voluntary experience and to express it in terms of competences to help them in their transition to the labour market.

Benoit ARNAUD, responsible for the Animation-Booking- Volunteering department of Cité Saint-Pierre. As a social worker, he has an experience of international cooperation in New York City (NYC), in  the district of the Bronx, in an organization (Abraham House) sugegsting an alternative to incarceration He implemented various programs, including  after-school program and a family program with a migrant Hispanic speaking audience ; he led the “Alternative to incarceration” program. In 2008, he obtained a Master in local and international social program development and joined an association for people with mental disabilities (Arche)  coordinating personalized projects and hosting 40 people, as well as the management of 20 employees and European volunteers. A participative and inclusive model combining professional, community and spiritual dimensions was followed . In 2016, he joined  the management team of Cité Saint-Pierre by taking responsibility for the Animation-Booking-Volunteering department
 
 The Institute for Research and Information on Volunteering is a free private institution, not-for-profit, to improve knowledge and practice within the non-profit sector and in lifelong learning. Focused on Volunteering between 1997 and 2003, it has enriched its field of research since 2003 with Migration and since 2013, it has specialized in Diversity.  Mainly focused on lifelong learning issues iriv has led or been a partner in more than 50 European projects ( Erasmus + projects)-  firstly on non-formal and informal learning (with Volunteering considered as a main experience to acquire competences), secondly on migration (how to value a migratory experience in terms of competence) and thirdly on diversity (how to build a strategy to enhance a diversity approach). Iriv has built relevant networks on the ground in France to test the outputs of its projects among a national audience and improve their sustainability. Iriv is also a member of various networks in Europe thanks to its involvement in many EU projects and its participation in European conferences such as the EAPRIL gathering researchers, teachers & trainers, practitioners in the field of Education in Europe and worldwide-  http://www.iriv.net

Key experts

Bénédicte HALBA, a doctor in Economics (University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne) , is the founding President of the Institute for Research and Information on Volunteering (iriv), director of iriv Conseil since 2000. She worked for the Ministry for Youth and Sports (1991- 1994) as coordinator for a study on the economic impact of sport in 12 European countries. She was an expert for the Council of Europe at the workshops "Economic impact of sport" and "Volunteering" (1992 -1994). In 1997, she created iriv to improve knowledge and practice within the non-profit sector. She runs iriv Conseil as responsible for the studies , the training programmes and the designing of the websites and editing of the publications. She has been a lecturer at the University since 2000 in Europe (France, Austria, UK). She was an administrator of the Cicos (2007-2011) and the Assfam (2011-2014). She is a member of the scientific committee of the Swiss Foundation ECAP since 2015 and a member of the Committee associations for the regional body gathering expert accountants (in Ile de France). She has written several books and numerous articles in the fied of Volunteering, Economics of Sport and Lifelong Learning.

Camilla BISTRUSSU is graduate in “Organizational Psychology Sciences: Human Resources, Marketing and Communication” at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan (Italy) with a thesis on a case study in the Italian firm Coesia, which stresses the importance of having a well-structured induction process in the era of change, diversity and interculturality. In 2017, she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Psychological Sciences at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan (Italy). Among Iriv Conseil, Camilla is involved in different European projects combining a French and European implementation tackling the issue of diversity (learning, learners and environments). For the DiverPass project, she is involved in the testing of the design guidance for professionals to support migrants at the Cité des Métiers.

Béatrice Gérard Duprey is an occupational psychologist graduated from the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM, 2017) and Psychotherapist (ARS qualification from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes en Psychopathologies, 2018). She participated in working groups on practical cases at the Psychoanalytic School of Sainte Anne (Paris) and at the Henri EY Hospital (2017-2018). She has been working as a psychotherapist in a Medico-Psychological Center (Rabelais, Asnières / Seine, 2018-2019) ; she provided an individual psychotherapy support and contributed to the care of patients during group interviews in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team (psychiatrists, referent nurses, social worker). She co-facilitated a workshop in a day hospital offering a manual activity as a mediation (Asnières / Seine). She practiced as a work psychologist in the Human Resources Department and the medical health service of the Cochin Group (Site Tarnier, Paris, 2018-2019). In complement to her liberal activity, she is associated since January 2020 to the DiVerPass project , including clubs at the Cité des Métiers.

 
 
ERIFO is a non-profit organization that provides employment, career guidance and support for business creation services; it is also a Higher and Continuing VET provider (HVET and CVET) accreditated by  the Regione Lazio. ERIFO brings more than 15 years of experience in the lifelong learning sector in Italy and Europe. Since 2001 ERIFO has realized over 30 European Projects and nearly 200 mobilities all over Europe. ERIFO’s mission is to contribute to the reinforcement of the VET system at local, national and European levels to ensure the development of human capital and to respond to the ever-growing needs and demands of the labour market. ERIFO is also a member of the European Vocational Training Association (EVTA) network. The organization supports low-skilled adults and young people in finding new employment opportunities, providing them with tailor-made educational pathways, career counseling and coaching.

Key experts

Giovanna D’Alessandro is ERIFO’s president and has been a project manager since 2000. She has more than 20 years of experience in the lifelong learning sector in Italy and Europe and an extensive portfolio of project work. For the last five years, she has been leading the Scientific Direction of the research, training and guidance activities of the organisation. She has been responsible for the overall management and financial aspects and procedures of over 30 projects carried out through public funding (Regional, National and European). In ERIFO, she is also delivering training courses in management and pedagogic issues and career-vocational guidance.

Andrea Ranelletti is a Doctor of Philosophy in “Political Studies” at the Sapienza University of Rome, with research on the international processes of regional economic and political integration. He has a relevant expertise in the coordination of European Projects connected to the various forms of school education, adult education and VET. His specific areas of study are “Growth Economics” and “Economics and Management of Innovation”. Andrea Ranelletti has different tutorship and teaching activities in “International Political Economy”, “Growth Economics” and “Economics and Management of Innovation”, at the University of Roma “Sapienza” and the University of Roma “Unitelma Sapienza”.

Lucia Colandrea is a graduate in Arabic and Islamic studies from the University of Naples L’Orientale and also holds a Master's Degree in Human Rights and Conflict Management at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa. For an internship , she has worked as a field researcher with the IOM Psychosocial support programme for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. She has some experiences as translator/interpreter, L2 Italian language teacher and cultural mediator in emergency reception centres (CAS) and SPRAR centres in Italy, both as a volunteer and a paid staff.

 
Hungarian NGO supporting migrants & refugees
Jovokerek (Budapest, Hungary)

Jövőkerék was established in 2005 to help strengthen  European values in Hungary after the EU accession. The main objectives of Jövőkerék are to decrease cultural and economic polarization in society, to support unprivileged groups, to increase consciousness of sustainability and to ameliorate the co-operation of organizations of the non-profit sector. Its  main fields of activities are  supporting unprivileged groups, especially migrants and Roma people and environmental issues. To achieve its goals, Jövőkerék has been applying for EU, Norwegian and Hungarian Funds and tried to get private sponsors to finance its projects. In the last years, several projects were supported by various Funds.

 Key experts

Attila MESZAROS has a degree in social work, has experience working with migrants for more than 25 years. As a migrant himself, he traveled to Hungary from Serbia during the Balkan war, he implemented programs as a professional leader in civil and church organizations and municipal companies: social work, counselling, integration services, labour market programs, mentoring, training, outreach programs, events and campaigns, social films, crisis care: housing, food and medicine, networking, research and policy submissions. Most of the projects were supported by the MMIA, but there were also EU projects in Brussels-funded international cooperation, Norwegian, Dutch and Swiss grants, German church sponsors, Serbian-Hungarian cross-border cooperation programs, UNHCR-supported actions, and private companies like Novartis. He has given lectures on border issues, migration, refugee issues to border guards, NGOs, students, social workers, deacons, pastors. Attila has an experience in public speaking, writing and coordinating EU and domestic projects, planning and directing social services, running social campaigns and fundraising. He has an expertise in  cooperation, communication, problem-solving..

Zita GABOR has a relevant experience in working in transnational partnerships, developing and managing EU funded projects, including dividing the tasks and work-package, leading meetings, guiding the transfer-activities and controlling the budget. She has over 20 years of experience, has worked with several organizations from profit-oriented through the local municipality to NGOs. She developed, executed (EIA-AMIF, Erasmus+, Swiss and Norwegian Fund, JUST) and evaluated (Erasmus+, Swiss Fund) EU projects. She has been involved in migrant projects since 2009 in the field of labour market and social integration, entrepreneurial skills development and awareness-raising.
 

The NGO Trainers’ Association (Stowarzyszenie Trenerów Organizacji Pozarządowych) gathers 200 members and works on the quality of the learning process in non-formal education. The most critical area of activity is training new trainers, developing qualifications of the professional ones, and introducing new trends and “other” ways of learning.  STOP Trainers’ School is an answer to a strong need expressed by numerous activists of NGOs, entrepreneurs and civil servants to create Polish training called “Training of Trainers” (ToT). It  addresses people who plan to actively engage in the development of civil society and work on high quality in learning basis. STOP delivers many activities in the field of youth and adult education, especially in the training of trainers, educators, and facilitators. More information: https://stowarzyszeniestop.pl/about-us

Key experts

Agnieszka BOREK is a sociologist, evaluator and coach with strong research and training expertise. Her research interests are focused on the quality of the process of teaching and learning, evaluation and self-evaluation, educators’ professional development. She is a certified educator and trainer, works with adults and young people. For six years (2010-2015), she was a director of the educational project for 28000 Polish teachers and principals, focused on the whole school development, exploring issues of school self-evaluation, authentic teaching and learning process and data-based decision making. She was a member of the expert's team supporting the establishment standards of education and evaluation in the public education system in Saudi Arabia. She has been involved in several Erasmus + projects which concerned volunteering, preventing ESL, sensitive adults’ group education.

Bartłomiej WALCZAK, a doctor in sociology and cultural anthropologist with over 15 years of experience in social research and adult education. He is, in particular interested in evaluation in education, correlations between migration and education, parental involvement in education, students’ safety, educational change. He authored two, co-authored four other books and published over 60 other scientific publications, both in Polish and international journals. He participated in over 70 research and evaluation projects. He worked as an expert for numerous Polish and international institutions, among others: OECD, OSCE, Public Education Evaluation Commission (Saudi Arabia), the Polish ministry of education and its agencies, local authorities. Between 2009-2015 he was an expert for the Jagiellonian University introducing the reform of pedagogical supervision system in Poland and new learning processes’ requirements for schools.  He has been an expert in several Erasmus + projects which concerned volunteering and preventing ESL.