Established at the end of 2001 by a group of volunteers who have been running the city youth information centre of Palermo, “Associazione InformaGiovani” is nowadays the coordinating body of an informal European network of severalorganizations aimed to promote volunteering as a tool for social action.
The association implements regularly activities of social inclusion and rehabilitation of young people who are facing or are at risk of social exclusion, in particular NEET, young unemployed, young migrants, young people with sensorial disabilities, and young offender in probation period (in close cooperation with Department of Juvenile Justice.
The association has the following aims:
- foster and promote human and civil rights, with particular attention to child and youth rights, as endorsed by the UN Convention for children rights;
- promote the right to information and participation of youth, as endorsed by the European Chart for youth information;
- defending social and collective rights with particular attention to youth rights;
- promote local and international volunteering as a tool for social change and social inclusion