The project's overall objective is to give children and young people all over the world a better opportunity to develop their full potential regardless of background.
The Committee has successfully implemented extensive leadership training activities in Eastern and Central Europe in the period 2009 – 2012. The vision is now to expand the activities in three ways:
Geographically: area expands from Eastern and Central Europe to cover countries in the rest of the world that need help with the development of Guiding and Scouting.
Themes: The project is no longer restricted to leadership training activities, but will also introduce theme-based activities such as integration, minorities and democratization.
Strategic partnership: In cooperation with the World Organisation of Scout Movement (WOSM) and The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) the project will implement strategic development work in selected regions and countries.
The five Danish Guide and Scout Associations carry out the project;
The Green Girl Guides (www.pigespejder.dk )
The Danish Baptist Scout Association (www.dbs.dk )
The Danish Scout Association in South Slesvig (www.spejder.de)
The Danish Guide and Scout Association (www.dds.dk )
The KFUM-Scouts in Denmark (www.spejdernet.dk )
The project aims to make a noticeable difference, and therefore the following results must be achieved:
Carry out at least 25 leader-training projects in at least 15 different countries, where a need is identified. Involve at least 600 volunteer leaders from the partnership countries.
The success criterion is that in an evaluation, 8 out of 10 of the Guide and Scout Associations involved have indicated that the programs have made a significant contribution to the continued development of Guiding/Scouting in the said country.
Leader training will be based on the concept of "Creating Leadership Talents" and will be focused on developing the leaders of tomorrow. The Asocio Project must support with experienced leader trainers as well as financing.
Carry out at least 10 theme-based development projects in at least 5 different countries. Through concrete projects the international and national activities must be closely linked and create a better understanding of all the parties involved for significant societal themes. The project must support with both experienced project developers and financing.
Examples of themes:
Gender & race: At least 1000 children and young people from the countries involved will participate in the development projects and 300 children and young people from Denmark.
The success criterion is that in an evaluation, 8 out of 10 of the Guide and Scout associations involved have indicated that the programs have made a significant contribution to the continued development of Guiding/Scouting in the said country.
The themes are defined/selected in cooperation with the WOSM and WAGGGS, specific donors and/or the members of the Committee.
In cooperation with WOSM and WAGGGS the Asocio Project identifies at least two concrete strategic projects from WAGGGS or WOSM, which are run in selected regions and countries. The Asocio Project supports with both experienced project leaders and financing.
Messengers of Peace (WOSM)
Stop the Violence (WAGGGS)
Partnership programs (WAGGGS & WOSM)
A strong alliance between WAGGGS and WOSM and the Danish Guide and Scout Associations is fundamental to the project.
A resource poolof Danish leader trainers, project developers and project leaders with experience from international activities is created. The members of the resource pool use the new experience in their continuous development of own skills for the benefit of children and young people in Denmark.
The resource pool leader trainers, project developers and project leaders create significant synergies for other international initiatives in the Danish Guide and Scout Associations. Moreover, the Danish Guide and Scout activities are supported through members' direct involvement in selected projects or through the development and growth of the leaders who participate in the Asocio Project.
The voluntary resources from Danish Guide and Scout Associations will experience challenges which provide energy and new ideas to their work with children and young people in Denmark, and they achieve intercultural understanding and insight into other cultures.