Who we are...
Pistes-Solidaires is an educational organization that champions the knowledge, skills and attitudes that promote justice and equality in our multicultural society and interdependent world. Pistes-Solidaires was founded in 2002 with the aim of raising awareness of global problems and showing the potential for change; the organization also works to enable individuals to better understand the links between their own lives and those of others across the world.
We see education as all-encompassing and life-long, and our work in the educational domain is based on UNESCO’s four pillars of learning: learning to know, learning to do, learning to be, and learning to live together.
Pistes-Solidaires is based in Pau, in the southwest of France, and is also coordinating a European-wide federation having around 15 member organizations in the field of learning mobility.
That each young person may benefit from the unique experience of international educational mobility. Education goes hand in hand with openness to the world and an understanding of local / global interdependencies.
- Promoting European and international openness in education
- Facilitating the educational mobility of young people in Europe and throughout the world
- Make each experience abroad a unique experience with high human and educational added value
Pistes-Solidaires bases its work on non-formal education methods, particularly those based on experiential learning.
We create educational situations to develop social skills, to facilitate living together and to learn to be
OUR AREAS OF WORK
Youth and learning mobility
The core of our work is to facilitate the access to the international mobility.
We create and bring together internship and volunteering opportunities so that each year more than a hundred young people can live a European and/or international experience. We are a leader organization in France regarding the European Solidarity Corps program and implements projects worldwide.
Social and educational innovation
Research and innovation are at the heart of this work area.
European cooperation center is characterized by the creation of educational, social or socio-cultural resources resulting from projects carried out with European consortia.
Our commitment: to inform, to advise, to understand, to know about the European Union, the countries that make it up, its functioning, its importance, and its impact on our daily lives.
We are labelled “Europe Direct Information Centre” from the European Commission and leader in France regarding the implementation for the Conference on the Future of Europe.