ONline GEAr enhancing Youth Work



“Ongea!” means “talk!” or “speak up!” in Kiswahili. The OnGea! project plans to create ONline GEAr to empower and enhance youth work activities; especially international youth exchanges and international networks of youth organisations.
We are working on a complete re-write of the website system we used for our old transnational website for a more general approach. This very website that you are reading now is a first interim step on the way of building the OnGea system. That system will be made available for other youth work organisations and networks as open source tool. It will have an advanced multi-country and multi-lingual concept, an easily adaptable visual design and other features as to be developed by the international project consortium, including partners from 10 countries.

In addition to the OnGea Website System, there will be an open source OnGea App, available for Android and iOS. The OnGea App will enable participants of youth events/exchanges to plan their arrival, keep track of the activity program, to get reminders of group meetings and more. It will have the same open multilingual system as the website.

The combination of OnGea Website System and OnGea App will allow organisations hosting youth events/exchanges or sending young people there to organise the mobilities, to exchange participant data, to export participant signature lists and to interface with certification tools such as the Youthpass and reporting tools such as the ERASMUS+ Mobility Tool.

The OnGea Website System and App will be tested by the project consortium in 2017 and published and shared in 2018.

OnGea is funded by the EU programme ERASMUS+ and coordinated by ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V., project partners include: ROOTS & ROUTES International Association, Stichting ROOTS & Routes Netherlands, SMouTh Greece, Subjective Values Foundation Hungary, Brouhaha International Liverpool, Centro di Creazione e Cultura Italy, RiF France, Rutes i Origens Spain, Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations Lithuania and SHARE Cluj-Napoca Romania.

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Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations

Kaunas Cultural Centre of Various Nations (lt. Kauno įvairių tautų kultūrų centras - KITKC) is a non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to promotion of cultural diversity, shaping intercultural relations and dialogue between people of different nationalities and developing such values as tolerance and respect in the civil society.

Synergy of Music Theatre (S.Mou.Th.)

Synergy of Music Theatre (S.Mou.Th.) is a non-profit organization, whose workforce is a group of dedicated, experienced and emerging artists.

ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. (RRCGN)

ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e. V. (RRCGN) is a non-profit association that promotes cultural and social diversity in arts and media, strengthening of diversity conscious youth work as well as promotion of international exchanges and international youth mobility.

Centro di Creazione e Cultura

Centro di Creazione e Cultura (CCC) is a Florence-based association focused on artistic education and creation, aimed at fostering mobility and professional growth of talented emerging artists.

Stichting ROOTS & ROUTES Netherlands

ROOTS & ROUTES NL helps emerging talent to find routes towards a living as a professional musician, dancer or media maker; no matter what their cultural or artistic roots are.

Associació Rutes i Origens (RiO)

Rutes i Origens is a cultural association formalised in 2012, but active in the city of Barcelona since 2006 as a group of young artists from different backgrounds who wanted to set up a permanent dialogue on art and social engagement. Our main targets are youngsters at risk of exclusion and/or from deprived neighbourhoods. Our artistic strengths lie in the disciplines of dance, music and audiovisual media.

Subjective Values Foundation (SVF)

Subjective Values Foundation – in Hungarian language: Szubjektiv Értékek Alapítvány – is active in the fields of the arts, poverty, talent-scouting, anti-racism, diversity, cycling and sustainability.

Brouhaha International

Brouhaha International is a registered charity, nongovernmental and professional arts organisation that operates in local, regional and international contexts. Brouhaha International is committed and focused on celebrating diversity and widening participation within the arts, engaging with a wide range of individuals, groups and organisations.

Rock’in Faches (RiF)

RiF is based in Lille/France and has been working on local cultural development, sustaining innovative artistic and cultural projects, and organising events since 1990.

EuroEst Youth Foundation

EuroEst Youth Foundation Romania (Fundatia de Tineret “EuroEst”) is a nongovernmental and non-profit organisation, founded on March 1997 in order to promote social, cultural and artistic interests of young people.

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