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Coordinadora de Mentoria Social: Quality certification and auditing of mentoring projects in Spain

Since its beginning in 2016, the Coordinadora Mentoria Social has spent 2 years with its members to understand the meaning of mentoring and differentiating what quality mentoring is and what it is not and how to establish a frame to help in this description. Based on an agreed description of quality mentoring they worked on creating …

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Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Bulgaria: Mentoring in Bulgaria

Big Brothers Big Sister (BBBS) Bulgaria is one of the largest mentoring organizations in Bulgaria with a long history. We got in touch with Lena Karnalova who is the founder and CEO at BBBS Bulgaria. It is an affiliate member of the “Big Brother Big Sisters International” and provides mentoring services for children and youth …

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Evolve: A Social Impact Company. Practices and cognitive health of primary school students in the UK

Youth mentoring typical considers the physical and emotional health of the children. But what about their cognitive health? Joshua Cronin is the managing director at Evolve: A Social Impact Company. Evolve is a mentoring organization focused on school children in the UK. According to Joshua, a lot of children can’t access education for several reasons; …

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Punt de Referència: Creating communities for unaccompanied children in Catalonia

Punt de Referència is a non-profit organization operating in Catalonia. Created in 1997, they work with supporting vulnerable youth who have left the care of their parents and lack support from a family. The organization now runs several mentoring programmes with the support of volunteers; helping unaccompanied youth with their studies, jobs and transition into …

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Oscar Prieto-Flores: Impacts of Social and Youth Mentoring

What are the impacts of social mentoring programmes? How are they impacting the lives of migrant and refugee youth and adults in European Society? Òscar Prieto-Flores has been studying the impacts of social mentoring in the European context; research into migration, ethnic minority groups, and mentoring projects with children and youth of immigrant backgrounds. We …

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Sarah M. Przedpelska & Rebecca Lynn Radlick: Digital Platforms for Mentoring

How can technology and digital platforms be used to supplement mentoring? Several mentoring programmes have been working on implementing digital solutions into mentoring and one of them is Catalysts. Based in Norway, they are making great progress towards creating an inclusive society by contributing to the integration and social inclusion of youth and adults with …

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Motivations and Social Value-Added of Student Mentoring

What motivates student mentors? Recently, two students Stefan Konst and Ylva Datema from NHL Stenden University conducted a study to find this out. This research was carried out for the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (ECEBM) to investigate what motivates student mentors in different countries across Europe. Additionally, they were curious to investigate the value student mentoring has for …

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Letter to the European Commission

27th November, 2020 As mentoring organisations with expert experience from almost all European Union Member States, we would like to turn the attention of the Commission to ‘mentorship’ as an invaluable mechanism to emphasize in the new Pillar of Social Rights Action plan. Mentoring is an essential tool for keeping people connected. It is about …

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Fiona Soler on Advocacy for Mentoring

You keep hearing about the advocacy of mentoring in Europe. But what exactly is this advocacy? What can be changed with mentoring the way it stands right now? Sometime back, we had a brief conversation with Fiona Soler, one of the most vital members of our advocacy commission. Fiona has been one of the key …

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