The European Mentoring Summit 2016 i Holland

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Mere end 70 mentorprogrammer og organisationer, der arbejder med mentoreing, mødes i Leuwarden i marts det nordlige Holland. Foruden oplæg fra en række forskere afholdes mere end 20 workshops. Herunder er de første 11 der til dato er skrevet på programmet. Tjek programmet og sitet.

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Scottish Mentoring Network (SMN) is an umbrella organisation with member projects across Scotland. It provides advice, guidance and support to current and emerging mentoring projects and connect members to share good practice and experience. Amongst the services SMN provides access to accredited training, an evaluation framework and an annual conference for practitioners. Core funded by the Scottish Government SMN provides a national forum that influences the development of mentoring across all sectors. SMN responds to/informs policy, decision makers and funders in Scotland and works strategically with them, mentoring providers and academics. The workshop will concentrate on the SMN Project Quality Award and Good Practice Guide. Achieving the Quality Award demonstrates a project is applying a high standard of good practice to all aspects of its work and delivering a service which meets the requirements of all its stakeholders.
Presenters: Iain Forbes, Strategic Development Manager & Sarah Barr, Quality and Support Officer

Youth Business Spain (YBS) is a member of Youth Business International (YBI), a NGO global network that operates in over 40 countries to expand and enhance youth entrepreneurship support.
YBS is a national network that provides support services for young entrepreneurs thought local independent non-profit partners, which help entrepreneurs offering: training, financing and mentoring. The YBS mentoring programme consists on a personalized accompaniment whereby professionals -with entrepreneurial experience- guide, for a year and as volunteers, young entrepreneurs to consolidate and grow their first business.
The workshop’s aim is to share a worldwide mentoring programme for young entrepreneurs and its implementation in Spain.
Presenter: Ana Bejarano González – Youth Business Spain Mentoring Coordinator

The workshop of Mentorlandet presents an overview of mentoring and mentoring-research in Denmark. Findings in the thesis “Inclusive mentoring – creating a world to live in”. are presented. Also, an example of action learning (and research) is duscussed. A peer to peer mentoring program based on action learning. A program in progress, where people with mental challenges are both mentors and mentees in an ongoing learning-process. – In the last section I will share a practical experience with ‘learning communities of practice’. The question is here: Can experienced mentors be mentors for each other? How can we use action learning in a way of giving mentors better skills and competences, and perhaps also give us a better way doing action research?
Presenter: Lars Holmboe, Ph.D. Roskilde University & Mentorlandet, Denmark

DUO for a JOB introduces the first Belgian Social Impact Bond that aims to reduce unemployment among young migrants in Brussels through mentoring. Brussels-based non-profit organisation ‘DUO for a JOB’ has been selected to deliver a programme to link migrants with local retirees to help them move towards employment. They are matched with local retirees who used to work in the field of their employment interest, who are able to give them advice but also put them in touch with suitable employers. The scheme provides an individualised and tailored follow-up of their job-searching activities. This mentoring program also offers the opportunity to build intergenerational and intercultural links, thus reinforcing social cohesion in Brussels.
Presenters: Frederic Simonart & Matthieu Le Grelle

The Nightingale mentoring program started in 1997 at Malmö University in Sweden. It has given more than 3000 students and children the possibility to get together once a week for two semesters to gain unique insight into each other’s worlds and living conditions.
The workshop will discuss what it means for children and mentors to take part in the program. Several former children involved in the program have now also become mentors themselves – a new generation of the Nightingale is born!
The program has spread to more than 24 universities all over Europe as well as to Africa, all of which are connected to the Nightingale Mentoring Network.
Presenter: Carina Sild Lönroth, program manager

Mentors of Rotterdam is a program of unprecedented size and with some unique features: More than 700 university students are enlisted this year as mentor of a high school student or primary school child in the south of Rotterdam. The studentmentor s work schoolbased, during schoolhours and are connected to a whole class of high school students, and receive on site guidance and intervision from their own university professor.
During this workshop we will discuss issues such as “what defines a studentmentor”, “what kind of activities enhance the effectivity of mentoring”, and “how do we prepare students to become studentmentor”?
Presenter: Margriet Clement, program manager 

School’s cool is a monitoring project for the preventive support of children with special needs who go from primary to secondary school. Sixth-grade students who want to learn, but lack the ideal environment to do so, can be assigned a voluntary tutor. The tutor will come by the student’s house every week to help them with their homework and study skills. The first-year students will receive positive attention and will not only learn practical things, such as working with a diary, but also how to be stronger on a social level. Furthermore, the tutor will stimulate their general development. School’s cool discourages school leaving. The coaching lasts for 1,5 years until halfway through the second year of secondary school.
School’s cool Netherlands seeks to ensure that more pupils are able to benefit from School’s cool and ensures the implementation of the School’s cool programme meets required standards. As a national support body it promotes the exchange of expertise and cooperation between the various branches and commissions scientific and other studies into the programme’s effectiveness.
Presenter: Vivianne Rousseau, program manager Hoogezand-Sappermeer

The “Referent” program (Punt de Referencia) offers to older youth transitioning out of foster care and at risk of social exclusion (aged 17-23) a volunteer who becomes a mentor for them and supports them in their path to emancipation. Mentors are people aged 30-60 who undertake to provide continuity to the relationship by being a part of their social network after six months of mentor training and support. The volunteers offer the young people multiple kinds of support (emotional, cultural knowledge, communication and social skills, support in studies, job seeking and housing). The project is run by Punt de Referència Association, a non-profit organisation founded in 1997. It has been working to promote full social integration, equal opportunities and
improving the quality of life of older young transitioning out of foster care and at risk of social exclusion, mentoring them in their emancipation process. It is the most experienced organisation and a leader in youth social mentoring networks in Spain.
Presenter: Laura Terradas Cargol, Coordinator of Referents Program.

France Parrainages is the only charity in France that does both child sponsorship in France and in the world.
In France and 16 other countries, France Parrainages, founded in 1947, supports children and adolescents in difficult family, educational, social and economic situations that jeopardise their future. Our role is to organise sponsorships that will give them the support they need to develop and grow. In France, sponsors are volunteers of all ages and backgrounds, selected by France Parrainages. Sponsored children live difficult situations, are placed in children centers or live in families in fragile situation – mostly mothers raising alone several children.
Sponsors and volunteers spend time with a child or a teenager in difficulty who lives near them, to provide emotional and educational support. A strong bond is created, through regular meetings and usually, having him/her at home during weekends or holidays. For the children the sponsor is an opportunity to get a dedicated attention, support and structure that are missing from their everyday lives.
Presenter: Sophie Charro, managing director France Parrainages & Brigitte Alsberge, head of department Secours Catholique
Parents and professionals are sometimes frustrated: parents can’t reach the youngster and professionals can’t get in touch with the youngster and the parents. In these complex situations Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM) offers an empowering solution. The youngsters is asked ‘whom he trust or inspires him’ and that person is positioned as YIM: a counsellor for the youngster and adviser for parents and professionals. In the Netherlands YIM is introduced as an alternative for residential care: instead of out-of-home treatment, we now treat youngsters in there own environment and collaborate with people they trust. During the workshop we share our first experiences and some basic steps.
Presenter: Levi van Dam, researcher and coodinator

Mentor Support is a research based mentoring program from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, which aims to improve social participation of adolescents with a visual impairment (aged 15-22). Mentor Support consists of 12 face-to-face meetings with a mentor and weekly contact via internet or telephone. The joint meetings take place in or near the mentee’s own (usually home) environment. Activities are based on the mentees’ own desires and needs within the three domains of social participation: school/work, leisure activities, and social relationships. Several theoretical frameworks, such as the Self-determination Theory, are used to develop the program. The effect will be tested in a randomized controlled trail (RCT), using pre-test, post-test, and follow-up measurements. Three groups are included: one group receiving Mentor Support from a mentor with a visual impairment, one group receiving Mentor Support from a mentor without a visual impairment, and one control group. These groups will provide answers to the questions; can mentoring improve social participation? And are disability-specific experiences of mentors predictors for success? Within this workshop the outline of the research, challenges while performing this research, and other mentoring related elements of this research will be discussed. This project is funded by a grand of Vereniging Bartimeus Sonneheerdt and ZonMW, program InZicht.
Presenter: Eline Heppe, Ph.D. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands