The association Šmocl is an association that is ahead of its time. Our thinking is based on volunteering, which is why for the last fifteen years we have been involved in the Erasmus project, we also participate in the broader Erasmus + program, that has been ongoing since 2014, we have started cooperating with this program two years after its inception.
The purpose of our Erasmus + project is based on exchanging good practices and innovativeness. In this way, the association strengthens the level of involvement in youth projects, and at the same time, due to the small size of our town, the interaction “volunteer-local community” is important. In this way, we involve the local community in intercultural dialogue through learning about the work of youth policies. Here volunteers acquire informal education in the field of acquiring new knowledge on the job market, and at the same time, the strengthening of experience comes in first for us. In our association, we are aware that volunteers are individuals to whom we fully adapt assigned tasks and the way they cooperate and live here according to their wishes.
Here in our association, international youth work has seeped into all pores of the youth community, even to the extent that the municipality has gained the status of a volunteer-friendly municipality due to our Erasmus + project, which we strengthen and maintain.
Our mission statement is for the young and those who are young at heart. The desire for the ŠMOCL Association to be a hotbed of successful young people on the job market, even those with fewer abilities, who are often neglected or discriminated against, is just an added gain, as the goal lies in the focus on innovation for young people. Experience enriches us, and international dialogue makes us human in this process.