What We Do
Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
'Social entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours per week for something they believe in to avoid working 40 hours per week for something they don’t.'
Social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world for the better. Social enterprises trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. And so when they profit, society profits.
If you have experience of a social problem with a global dimension and have a vision for a better future join the Mundi Social Enterprise Camps. The hardest part of turning your vision into reality is finding other people like yourself, passionate about social change and willing to work 80hrs per week to achieve it. We help by bringing small groups of young people together from different countries to live and work together for up to 21 days to explore their vision, create a business plan and test their ideas.
Enterprise Camps are held at an eco-campsite in Montserrat, a UK territory in the Caribbean. It is in an ideal setting for re-energising and refocussing on your vision. You leave the camp with new friends from all over Europe new perspectives on your ideas and stronger intercultural communication and teamwork skills that are vital to your new business.
EU Citizenship & Democracy
No-one puts their child in the water – unless the water is safer than the land
Nottingham City has a proud history of welcoming displaced people who have escaped from conflict. With the ongoing flight of people from war-torn Syria, Eritrea, Iraq and Afghanistan, local organisations have already mobilised on an impressive scale, urging practical support for refugees.
Beyond the understandable immediate reaction to the terrible plight of refugees we are seeing in Europe and the Middle East, the challenge of responding to increasing numbers of refugees is one that will characterise this decade, defining our own humanity. Many of the displaced are children and young people. We believe there are young people in Nottingham who have the humanitarian spirit, creativity, energy and passion to welcome other young refugees and collaborate to build thriving and sustainable communities.
In partnership with local refugee organisations Mundi will host international youth exchanges where young people will live and work with each other for up to 21 days to learn more about the refugee crisis and to explore what they can do to make a difference. This could be sharing ideas for sustainable projects to collect, restore and distribute clothing and furniture; interpretation and English language learning opportunities for those new to the UK; and any other creative ideas to help young refugees integrate and build new lives in Europe.
Environment & Climate Change
'No one will protect what they don’t care about; and no one will care about what they have never experienced.'
It is estimated that over 90% of the UK’s biodiversity is located in its Overseas Territories, with more priority ecosystem types (including mangrove, coral, sea-grass beds, peatlands etc) occurring in the UKOTs than in the metropolitan UK. As they are mostly small, oceanic islands, their biodiversity has evolved in isolation, resulting in a high proportion of endemic species, found nowhere else in the world. To date, over 340 endemic species have been found in the UK’s Overseas Territories.
Mundi aims to raise awareness of the UK’s biodiversity amongst young people by creating opportunities for young people to see and experience, care and protect. Mundi creates opportunities for young people to experience UK’s biodiversity in the overseas territories in the Caribbean. We work in partnership with Erasmus+Caribbean, a network of Universities, Colleges and Youth Organisations working together to create great opportunities for education and learning in the European Overseas Countries and Territories in the Caribbean. Together we build partnerships for youth exchanges, study, work placements and volunteering between the learning institutions in the Caribbean region and mainland Europe. Mundi chairs the Erasmus Caribbean partnerships working group dedicated to building partnerships with the OCT’s and other countries in the Caribbean region.
Visit www.erasmuscaribbean.com for more information about Erasmus+Caribbean youth exchange programmes in the OCT’s.