A European Organization, A European Family
Asociación PROJUVEN is a Spanish nonprofit organization born in 2015. Our name stands for Proyecto Juvenil (Youth Project).
For our staff of professionals it means being social entrepreneurs and keeping the passion for social purposes, in a modern concept of NGO. We are organization, which creates opportunities for young people who would like to be an active, try and learn something new and gain new experience and knowledge for personal and professional development. We want to enrich the educational, social and cultural life of young people living in our country, mainly young people with fewer opportunities. We believe that young people must become a driving force in building the society in which they live and therefore we create various opportunities in order to help shape a generation that is determined to change our country/and world for the better.
In PROJUVEN, emphasis is primarily on issues concerning specific social groups information, training and support; these groups are steadily or occasionally characterized as socially sensitive and vulnerable (refugees, immigrants, people with special needs, single parent families, etc.) As a major voluntary effort, PROJUVEN cares about vulnerable people, subject to discrimination and with full respect and acceptance of human rights, with belief in selfless social work offer and visions for a better and more human society, all of them through promoting the value and role of culture, arts and education. PROJUVEN fosters the dissemination of information about the initiatives and opportunities promoted by the European Union in different fields, through both internet and social networks, and organizing specific public events.
-Promote young mobility, intercultural exchange, volunteer and social cooperation among youngsters;
-Promote Youth Employment and Youth Entrepreneurship;
-Stimulate the exchange of ideas and experience, mutual understanding, and equal rights and opportunities among young people in Europe and in the Euromed countries;
-Promote intercultural understanding, equal opportunities, respect, active citizenship and solidarity;
-Fight discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance;
-Involve young people with less opportunities;
-Support to refugees;
Projuven has launched a very interesting project called “PROJUVEN International Network on Refugees” (PINOR). PINOR is an open informative network project on migrations. It aims to give data, competences and knowledge in order to inform and raise awareness on migrants and migrations’ issues.
PROJUVEN has also signed an important bilateral agreement with Al-Azhar University – Gaza in Palestine. Most Palestinian have a refugee status and continue to reside in refugee camps, including within the State of Palestine in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip. This important agreement signed in September 2016 will allow PROJUVEN to start working with the refugees of Gaza Strip.