Associazione N.E.T. Networking Education & Training – ITALY, Ponte San Nicolo
The Associazione N.E.T. is a not for profit association founded in 2001 by experts of the training and educational sector. Associazione N.E.T. addresses above all disadvantaged people like migrants, women, long term unemployed, elderly, disabled people and single parents to support them from a social, training and employment point of view. The association is very active at local and regional level by collaborating with public organisations and institutions like Regions, Municipalities, Local Health Units (ULSS), Universities, Chambers of Commerce . Associazione N.E.T. is very active in the third sector to develop self-sustainable and fair activities and to develop a sustainable economy through micro credit by collaborating with cooperatives and associations of the private sector that in Italy substitute the Public sector in many situations.
Associazione N.E.T. The main targets are disadvantaged people especially:
- young people
- elderly people
- disabled people
- long term unemployed.
Associazione N.E.T. belongs to 1 important network at national level:
- MAG (Mutual Organisation for self management) supporting at national level Associations, cooperatives and organisations belonging to the third sector. Dealing above all with Fair Finance and microcredit. Associazione N.E.T. Is member since 2001 http://www.magverona.it/.collaborating with public organisations and institutions like Regions, Municipalities, Local Health Units (ULSS), Universities, Chambers of Commerce but not only. Associazione N.E.T. is very active in the third sector to develop self-sustainable and fair activities and to develop a sustainable economy through micro credit by collaborating with cooperatives and associations of the private sector that in Italy substitute the Public sector in many situations.
Associazione N.E.T.contributes to the local and regional development by organising activities and developing sustainable community projects and programmes. Associazione N.E.T. has been working with the target group of migrants for many years and was recently successfully involved in the E-EPSOL transnational programme regarding the integration of migrants into the labour market utilising a series of interventions aimed at specific labour market sectors which included sector specific Italian and work- placements. This approach to working closely with employers is particularly relevant to support for the target sector of VOLCANO due to the extreme pressures in the Italian system of integrated social–health care services are assuming which have an increasingly prominent role, owing to i) the rapid growth in demand for long-term care (LTC) services, and more generally, for health care and social services for the elderly, caused by the rapid ageing of the Italian population; ii) changes in the family structure; and iii) other socio-economic changes, notably the increase in women’s labour participation. The Italian population has been ageing rapidly because of both the slow down of fertility rates and the increase in life expectancy. In 2007, almost 20% of the Italian population (59,131,287) was aged 65 or older (11,792,752), while 5.3% was aged over 85. By 2050 the share of persons aged 65 and older will rise to 33% of the population and the share of those aged 80 and older will be 13.5%.
Staff taking this initiative forward will be:
Roberta Bassan – Graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature in the Literature faculty of the University of Padua, she has been working for 10 years in transnational activities. Expert in project management and development for disadvantaged people. Project manager in the PIC Emploi (youthstart, integra, Now e Adapt) and Equal stages 1 e 2 projects. Founding member and Vice-president of NET association. Administrative expert in the initiatives linked to the 6th framework programme. Languages spoken: Italian mother tongue, French and English.
Angela Maggiolo – Graduated in Interpretation and Translation at the University of Trieste. She has been working with transnational European projects for seven years. She worked as operational coordinator of the urban re-qualification project of “via Anelli” in Padua, where she acted as mediator between the local municipality and migrants. involved in the Leonardo TOI “E-EPSOL”for the skills audit and study skills of migrants for a better integration, she led the course of Italian language for foreigners. She regularly holds courses of Italian for foreign women since 2009. Teacher of English in a initial vocational training centre in Padova and in courses for adults (mainly migrants). Languages spoken: Italian mother tongue, French, Spanish and English.
Giulia Sfreddo – Cultural Mediator, interpreter and translator for Italian, English and Polish language. Graduated at University of Udine in Cultural Mediation – Eastern European Languages. She has been working as a translator in local Companies and then specialized in Quality Management Systems. Private English and Italian teacher for students.
Started to work in European project in September 2014.
Michaela Cestarollo – got a Degree in Economics in 1995 at the Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice and has specialized in 2003 in Professional Counseling at the European School Aspic Counseling and Culture-National Headquarters in Rome, founding member of the school European Association for Counselling (EAC) and member of the British Association for Counseling (BAC).
He has been working for 22 years in the social domain where he collaborated with the main Therapeutic Community and Social Services Multipurpose Center of Veneto Region – Don L. Milani Center of Venice – Mestre (FICT adhering to the Italian Federation of Therapeutic Communities, and the WFTC (World Federation of Therapeutic Communities), which provides services of Planning, Coordination and Evaluation of contrasting social exclusion projects. in this context, specifically in the last 6 years he has collaborated with the Association Net in projects financed by various European Programmes (Grundtvig, Leonardo , ErasmusPlus) – Project EVAT (Grundtvig Learning Partnership) through the Association “Orizzonti Illimitati” Venice of which she is President, EPSOL Project, very positively assessed by the European Commission, the project FUTURE HERITAGE, Project RESTART 3, and the Project VOLCANO.
In the last 17 years she held the position of Professor in vocationa and training Projects funded with the European Social Funds, adreesed at young people in compulsory training and unemployed adults.