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Training Course. Story by Story for building Community. Latvia

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Training Course: Story by Story for building Community

Dates: 11-19 October 2018

Venue: Gulbene district, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 16th September 2018

This TC will gather 24 youth workers who work with young people with fewer opportunities and social inclusion process in order to develop their capacities to create transformational and sustainable learning environments using Storytelling method.

General Description

Storytelling can open up new perspectives and influence attitude and behaviors. At the same time, creating sories can be a healing process as creators observe and reflect on themselves, emotions, processes around and other people.

Objectives of the Project
*To enable 24 youth workers to get to know and experience the non-formal method of Storytelling.
*To enhance the skills of 24 youth workers in guiding young people with fewer opportunities on the path of social inclusion using the method of Storytelling.
*To increase the motivation of 24 youth workers to work with youth with fewer opportunities for their social inclusion.
*To create a bridge of transferability of both theoretical frame and the methodology of the Storytelling method towards the community.

Methods
This Training Course will be based on non-formal learning principles which means learning by doing, learning to be, learning to be with others and learning to learn.

We will use methods of improvisation theather, team building activities, brainstorming, disscussions, storytelling in various different ways, creative writing, outdoor activities, community work with real young people etc.

Participants
Youth workers, social workers, teachers, youth leaders that are professionaly involved in social, educational and youth work.

Participants should
*have a current and at least 1 year long experience in working with young people with fewer opportunities (as a volunteer or paid worker)

*be ready for follow-up activities (sharing gained knowledge with colleagues within and outside the organization, organizning at least 1 follow-up activity with at least 10 young people)
*have fluent English language skills

Location and accommodation
We will be staying in a guest house “Vonadziņi” in Gulbene district where the main activities will be organized. For about 2 days we will also visit Aluksne town where the community work in school is planned.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Accommodation and food will be provided.
We will reimburse travel costs after the TC and after receiving original travel documents.

Poland 275 EUR
Croatia 275 EUR
Romania 275 EUR
Ireland 360 EUR

Slovenia 275 EUR
Finland 180 EUR
Sweden 275 EUR
Spain 360 EUR
Latvia 0 EUR

There is no participation fee.

Link to application form can be found in the end of Info-kit.

Application

 

Organizer:

Aluksne and Ape Community Foundation – NGO

Phone: +37128603522

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Story By Story.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ilze Zvejniece

E-Mail: zvejniece.ilze@gmail.com

Seminar & Conference. Source. Hungary

Budapest Hungary

Seminar & Conference: Source

Dates: 9-15 September 2018

Venue: Nagykovácsi Kastélypark, Hungary

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 13th August 2018

Be inspired and recharged by best practices in working with youth with fewer opportunities! Bring and inspire others with yours too! Facilitation via: experiential education, solution focus coaching, supervision, intervision & best practice exchange.

General Description

SOURCE Seminar and International Conference aims to increase the competences of youth workers and social workers in the community centres in using non-formal education methods, particularly experiential learning methods, to be able to create space and environment supporting personal development and empowerment of youth with fewer opportunity in the V4 region.

We’ll learn from each other’s good practices, transfer and adopt methodology from abroad, which is innovative in the context of youth work, in the partnership and in general.
The event fills the gap of having meaningful conversations and experience sharing amongst helping experts living in the Visegrad region facing similar challenges while working with similar target groups – youth with fewer opportunities.

METHODS TO BE USED
• experiential education,
• solution focus coaching,
• supervision and intervision,
• best practice exchange.

Event Details
• Participants: 20 participants from the V4 countries during the Seminar, whilst we expect to have approx. 120 participants from the V4 countries during the Source Conference.

Participant Profile
● You are eager to learn new methods (e.g. by using experiential education, solution focus coaching, intervision, peer learning) on how to work with/ support youngsters at risk.
● You also have rich experience in the field of youth work and
● experience in supporting youngsters who are at risk.
● You are able to share your expertise with the others (e.g. in the form of a workshop).
● You have good level of English.
● You can participate during the whole SOURCE Seminar & Conference.

More about SOURCE
The need of SOURCE is to increase the competences of youth and social workers in the community centres in using non-formal education methods, particularly experiential learning methods, to be able to create space and environment supporting personal development and empowerment of youth with fewer opportunities in the V4 region. There is a wish to learn from each other’s good practices, transfer and adopt methodology from abroad, which is innovative in the context of youth work, in the partnership and in general.

The need of youth at risk in the communities that the project partners are working with, is to develop their competences that will enable them to communicate better with each other, to better perform in education and to be able to enter the labour market in the future. All this requires to increase the social competences, communication skills, self-confidence and self-appreciation of the youth.

One of the specific objectives of SOURCE is to increase personal capacities of involved organizations in non-formal education methods. The activities to achieve this objective are: organising the SOURCE seminar, space for debates on challenges and we introduce self-supportive tools for communities of helping workers (solution focus coaching and intervision); organising the SOURCE conference, with workshops on exchange of non-formal education methods and best practices in V4 region.

An other specific objective of SOURCE is to increase the quality of youth work the involved organisations provide, particularly by adopting a new learning programme for youth at risk using volunteering action as a tool. The activity to achieve this objective is to create a methodology pack (summary of used tools, methods and lessons learned).

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Costs

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The SOURCE Seminar & Conference is financed by the International Visegrad Fund and requires co-funding from your side.

All costs related to board and lodging will be covered by the Fund. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 100% if you manage your travel in the allocated budget and upon the presentation of the tickets, invoices and proves of payment.

Whilst from your side, there is a 30 EUR participation fee (contribution to the program) to be paid. Further details will be sent to the selected participants.

Application

Organizer:

Elmenyakademia KHE / Academy of Experience – NGO

Phone: +36705100833

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack SOURCE Seminar.pdf

Contact for questions:

Erzsebet CZINGER

Skype:erzsebet.czinger

Facebook:

E-Mail: czerzsebet@gmail.com

Training Course. All in. Austria

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Training Course: ALL IN

Dates: 12-19 August 2018

Venue: Deutschlandsberg, Austria

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 28th July 2018

The training “ALL IN” is designed to test developed training modules about “inclusive youth work” on international level & give participants space & time to gain practical & theoretical knowledge what “inclusive youth work” means in reality.

General Description

Aim & Objectives:
This youth workers and youth leader’s mobility foresees implementation and testing of created Training Modules about “inclusive youth work” on international level with aim to give participants space & time to gain practical & theoretical knowledge what “inclusive youth work” means and how to implement it in ones work and activities.

Objectives:
– To increase knowledge & competences about inclusive youth work;
– To provide concrete tools & methods in “inclusive youth work area” in projects/activities/NGO work;
– To inspire & stimulate participants to adopt more inclusive approach in their work;
– To provide space & facilitation to exchange experience & practices within the participants group;
– To strengthen the collaboration & cooperation on European level;
– To test created Modules at international level.

ALL IN training modules:
Module 1 – Introduction to inclusive youth work (basics of youth work, intersectionality, exploring definitions of marginalized groups, diversity, inclusion, etc.)
Module 2 – Practising inclusively (social identity, inclusive youth work and youth workers, resilience in youth work, planning own inclusive work)
Module 3 – Learning more about inclusion (exploring topic deeper based on individual and group needs)
Module 4 – Embedding inclusive practice (strategy planning and implementation, management of inclusive youth work, etc.).

Additionally Modules are supported by online learning platform, which includes relevant materials, online trainers support, online peer support, etc. It is also foreseen that participants engage themselves in individual learning before, during and after participation in Module’s sessions.

All course follows principles of non formal education based on ALL IN objectives and participant’s needs and expectations. The training method is based on learning by experience, reflection and learning outcomes of it.

ALL IN project “definition” of Inclusion:
Inclusion is the conscious and purposeful creation of an intersectional environment in which every person is valued, connected and engaged. People have control of their own support and making their own decisions.

That means everybody gets the support they need in the way they want it. When people choose to participate, they do so without experiencing restrictions or limitations of any kind, including prejudice and discrimination.

To achieve inclusion, we must consistently disrupt traditionally accepted constructions. This means being open and willing to challenge and change our own behaviours and views, as well as the spaces and organisations around us.

Profile of participants:

Participants of this Mobility should meet the following criteria:
– youth workers, youth leaders and volunteers, other persons involved in youth work that work with young people, but want to make their work more inclusive and who want to be actively engaged with this theme
– a person who is already experienced about youth work itself (as professional or volunteer), he/she, knows tools and activities and she/he would like to be involved in a long–term perspectives in youth fields through the activities of promoter NGO’s
– are willing to develop their competences in field of inclusive youth work and share their knowledge, skills and experiences with other participants
– would like to get practical and theoretical knowledge, how to create their work more inclusive towards people with and without fewer opportunities
– are able to communicate in English
– are at least 18 years old

– are motivated to be fully involved in preparation process (homework’s, self assessment) and attend at least 98% of the Training
– are motivated to take part in after Training (evaluation, self assessment, etc.)
– as this Training is a part of testing quality of designed Modules, participants should be motivated to take part in extra evaluation activities (during the Training and online) before and after the Training (questionnaires, interviews, etc.)

NOTE: The Training will meet necessary accessibility standards and is available also for disabled participants. If participants during this event need assistance or have other disability related needs, you must tell us in advance, that we can organize everything to meet their needs.
During the training course there will be possibility to have local assistance if it is necessary.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

1) We will reimburse travel costs of participants according to the lump sum based on distance calculator (if the travel costs are higher than a lump sum, participant or partner organization should cover the difference) during the training course (except participants, who requested bank transfer after training), when we will get copies of tickets and bills and boarding passes
Lump sum calculated per person – 275 EUR

2) Accommodation and meals, as well working material will be covered from the budget of the project.

3) There is no participation fee foreseen

Application

Youth In Progress Austria – NGO

Phone: 004369915019706

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack All In.pdf

Contact for questions:

Inga Baltina

E-Mail: yip.austria@yip-info.org

Partnership building Activity. Building Skills Through Inclusion. Romania

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PBA: Building Skills Through Inclusion

Dates: 26 August – 1 September 2018

Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Albania, KOSOVO*, Portugal, Romania, Serbia

Application deadline: 20th July 2018

The aim of the project is to promote and foster social inclusion of young people with disabilities and fewer opportunities by being focused on independent living and employability.

General Description

Building Skills Through Inclusion is an Erasmus+ youth project financed by the European Union. There are 5 countries participating: Albania, Kosovo*, Portugal, Romania and Serbia.

The aim of the project is to promote and foster social inclusion of young people with disabilities and fewer opportunities by being focused on mobility, independent living and employability.

To achieve its aim, the project will have three main activities: a partnership building seminar, a training course and a youth exchange.

The first main activity is a partnership building seminar in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, starting on August 26 and ending on September 1, 2018 (travel days included).

Objectives:
• Strength the collaboration between partners and establish some common working models on inclusion of people with disabilities;
• Develop capacities of youth workers about inclusion practices and how they can put such practices and involve people with disabilities in mobility projects in their daily work;
• Develop a manual / code of good practices for youth workers how inclusion of people with disabilities is possible and how to motivate people with disabilities to be active citizens;
• Share and learn from the experiences and practices of each other;
• Prepare the next stages of the project, the training course;
• Make plans for common future projects on inclusion.

Participants:
The PBS brings together 20 youth workers and representatives of organizations (4 from each partner) to share experiences, to learn from each other, to collect and develop their best practices.

The participants, with or without disabilities, should be age 18+ and active in the partner organizations:
• 5 youth workers, 1 from each partner organization, fully disabled, such as blind or wheelchairs, who need accompanying person to enable them participate equally in the seminar, as well as support them during travel and free time and personal care;
• 15 non-disabled youth workers;
• 5 accompanying persons, 1 from each partner organization, helping the disabled participants.
The selection of all participants will be based on common application forms, motivation of youth workers and young people.

Each partner organization is responsible to identify and select participants by a set of common criteria. Identification will be through local contacts, team members and local partners.
Youth workers selection criteria:

– Citizens or legal residents of Albania, Kosovo, Portugal, Romania or Serbia;
– Age 18+;
– Active in the sending organization;
– Working with youth, preferable 6 months experience with youth with disabilities and with fewer opportunities;
– Open to the needs and desires of youth;, with and without disabilities;
– Ready to share their personal and professional experience;
– Able to use English as a working language, since this is the official language of the project;
– Ready to attend all the activities of the partnership building seminar;
– Willing to disseminate the results among their co-workers, on their own/institution’s webpage, on their Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, Instagram, etc.;
– Ready to organize and participate to two local workshops, after the seminar.

Participants will have the opportunity to contribute at any session they prefer too, as well as to organize the “Laboratory of Insights”, for which there will be 2 dedicated evenings, where participants will work together in smaller groups to present different non-formal activities they know and would like to share with others. During the intercultural evenings, participants will be asked to bring and present pieces of their culture (music, food, dance, data, pictures, collages, etc.) in an inclusive way.

All project activities are based on non-formal education methods and tools (working groups, debriefings, free discussions, role plays, worships, teambuilding exercises, games, energizers, reflections, study visits, presentations etc.), which encourage active participation of each participant in the sessions. The whole learning methodology will be adapted to the needs of all the participants and will be inclusive with regard of the disabled ones. Facilitators will choose those methods and tools, which involve equally and actively each participant.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

– Accomodation and food will be provided for free, during the partnership building seminar.
– There are no participation fees.
– According to the rules within the Erasmus+ Programme, financed by the European Union, we will reimburse the travel costs on the basis of the cheapest and most effective possibilities, 2nd class railway tickets, APEX-flights etc., accompanied by the receipt of complete and original tickets, invoices, bills, receipts, boarding cards etc.

All the travel tickets have to be bought after receiving confirmation from the coordinator. Participants are expected to arrive to Cluj-Napoca, Romania on 26th of August 2018. The departure will be on 1st of September 2018, after breakfast. In case some participants want to spend 1-2 extra days in Romania, prior to or after the event, we need to consult it with our National Agency. For any advice on that, do not hesitate to contact us. We cannot offer accommodation for these extra days.

We will reimburse travel costs, by bank transfer, within 45 days after receiving all the original travel documents, after dissemination and filling out the Mobility Tool questionnaire.

The maximum reimbursements:
• Serbia 180 Euro;
• Albania 275 Euro;
• Kosovo* 275 Euro;
• Portugal 360 Euro;
• Romania 0 Euro;

Application

Organizer:

Asociatia Babilon Travel – NGO

Co-organizers:

Projekte Vullnetare Nderkombetare – Albania – NGO

Infinit – Kosovo – NGO

Azbuki – Serbia – NGO

Phone: 0040722634027

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Building Skills PBA.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gabriel Nagy

E-Mail: gabi.nagy@babilontravel.net

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

Training Course. Making Movies Matter. United Kingdom

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Training Course: Making Movies Matter

Dates: 1-11 February 2018

Venue: Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Estonia, FYROM, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 14th December 2017

Main aim of this project is to equip youth workers with competencies necessary for using movie-making as a methodology.

Description

The TC “Training Course – Making Movies Matter” aims to equip youth workers with competencies necessary for using movie-making as a methodology in bringing the common fundamental values of our society closer to hard to reach young people and young people not involved in civic and non-formal education.

Based on our previous experiences, we believe that movies can make a difference when working with those youth, and we want to help more organizations and youth workers to be effective at it.

Films are by default thought to be more appealing to young people compared to other media and organizations use them for introducing young people with ideas, concepts and values that do not appear exciting to most of them.

However, youth workers often lack the skills needed to produce films that will look genuine and will attract and keep the attention of young people – especially ones that are generally not involved in non-formal education, and thus more difficult to reach.

Thus, such films often reach only a limited number of young people who are already involved, and who can be also impacted using other methods.

We are sure that youth workers or even educated youth are able to change the situation. We want to act and bring positive changes in our societies taking a special focus on media.

We intend to bring everyone messages for gender equity and equality through digital images. We intend to invite youth workers and educators to use these tools in their future work.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) within the budget will be covered by the organiser.

Max travel cost reimbursement:
● Italy: 275 EUR per participant
● FYROM:360 EUR per participant

● France: 275 EUR per participant
● Estonia: 275 EUR per participant
● Greece: 360 EUR per participant
● Slovakia: 275 EUR per participant
● Portugal: 275 EUR per participant
● UK: 180 EUR per participant
Further information in attached Info-pack

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

Opportunity Global – NGO

Phone: +44 7759018885

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Making Movies Matter.pdf

Contact for questions:

Barbare Tabidze

E-Mail: tc@opportunityuk.org

Training Course. People beyond borders. Serbia

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Training Course: people beyONd borders – tools for fighting discrimination and building more inclusive society

Dates: 17-26 February 2018

Venue: Serbia

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Italy, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia

Application deadline: 27th November 2017

Erasmus+ project “people beyONd borders” is a TC to be held in Serbia, in February 2018. The main objective of the TC is providing participants theoretical and practical knowledge about current refugee’s situation in Serbia, Europe and tools to work with around the topic.

Description

This TC is designed to introduce participants to the topic of migrations and current situation in Europe regarding migrants and refugees, and to share with them tools for fighting discrimination and building more inclusive society.

What?
„people beyONd borders“ is a 10 days TC with the objective of providing participants with theoretical and practical knowledge about current migrant and refugee situation in Europe, and providing them with tools for understanding this problem, for fighting discrimination and building their community into more understanding and inclusive one.

Why?
From April 2015 until today, during “European Refugee Crisis”, over two million refugees and migrants have had their desperate journey to Europe, coming mostly from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. These people came running away from unbearable life conditions in their countries, searching for safety and future for themselves and their families.

Their way to Europe is full of obstacles and difficulties and what they encounter once they finally reach Europe is devastating. They become subjects to discrimination, stereotypes, exclusion, and unfortunately even violence.

At the same time, media are either not reporting about this things or they’re sending incorrect, exaggerated and even dangerous information. All this creates atmosphere of not understanding, discrimination and prejudice towards refugees. In order to make first steps towards change of this atmosphere, we would like to provide young people with knowledge and tools they can use to make the change.

How?
Through workshops, lectures, interactive presentations and discussions hosted by experts on the subject, participants will learn and practice different approaches to this situation which will hopefully inspire them to act and to share their knowledge in their own community.

Who?
19 participants from 6 countries – Serbia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being this TC granted by Erasmus+ programme, accommodation, food and participation fee are paid for all the participants, as well as travel expenses (up to a certain limit established by Erasmus+).

These limits are:
– Slovenia, Montenegro and Kosovo*: 180 euros
– Italy: 275 euros
– Portugal: 360 euros
– Serbia: 20 euros

Application

Organizer:

Agoraveiro – NGO

Phone: 00351234482575

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natasa Golosin

E-Mail: agora.aveiro@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

Training Course. Coaching for Change. Armenia

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Training Course: Coaching for Change Revision

Dates: 28 October 2017 – 27 May 2018

Venue: Armenia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Russian Federation, Sweden

Application deadline: 6th October 2017

Coaching for Change Revision aims at building competences for youth empowerment through coaching techniques in order to address all the mentioned issues and to build a stable and productive co-working platform for educators.

Description

Historically, young people have faced social exclusion, and the recent economic downturn has prompted high unemployment, which particularly effects the younger generation.

However, some disadvantaged groups of young people face exclusion in the longer term for reasons beyond the current crisis. Remaining outside the global labor market has far-reaching consequences – not solely economic.

These include a loss of confidence, an undermining of trust and expectations, and an increasing risk of social exclusion and disengagement from society.

Apart from the economic crisis there are other issues that affect youth and lead to political crisis. Global threats such as terroristic attacks and armed conflicts caused a huge refugee and migration wave in Europe. These and many other factors stipulate the increase of intolerance, xenophobia, violence, conflicts oriented by cultural fears, numerous stereotypes and prejudices, intercultural misunderstanding, inability to think critically and lack of intercultural competence in general.

Young people are more than others affected by those issues, especially being in a situation of current economic crisis. They feel afraid, they are frustrated, they don’t know what to feel and how to react, as a result they become either inactive or join the extremist movements, and they definitely need to be supported in this hard situation by adults, by peers, by educational institutions, by NGOs and by policy makers.

We see youth empowerment as an attitudinal, structural and cultural process whereby young people gain the ability, authority, and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of other people, including youth and adults.

Coaching for Change Revision aims at building competences for youth empowerment through coaching techniques in order to address all the mentioned issues and to build a stable and productive co-working platform for educators. We see coaching as an essential youth worker’s skill, as you will be able to use your competences in many youth work areas such as learning for success, employability and entrepreneurship, inspirational leadership, as well as in building soft skills such as efficient communication, self-esteem and networking.

We’d like to carry out this project as the revision of TC Coaching for Change (January 29 – February 6, 2016, Yerevan Armenia) as it was very successful and we realized the great need and interest in this topic (we received more than 300 applications) among young people.

This LTTC will consist of 2 stages:

First 7+2-days TC will take place in Armenia in 28 October – 05 November 2017, and will focus on mastering the skills in coaching, reflection on the practical phase and experimenting with different models, instruments and tools.

The second TC will take place in Russia in 19 – 27 May 2018, and will aim at getting the participants acquainted with principles of coaching. After that TC we expect them to try coaching in their local work, and to share the results with us and peer learners during the on-line phase.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Board and lodging of the participants will be fully covered by the organisers. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people max. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

For the travel costs:

Armenia – 0
Luxembourg – 530
Russian Federation – 275
Belarus – 275
Georgia – 50
Hungary – 360
Sweden – 360
Czech Republic – 360
Netherlands – 530
Norway – 530
Denmark – 360

Participation fee: 50 EUR

Application

 

Organizer:

Foreign Students of Luxembourg – NGO

Co-organizers:

Academy of innovation – NGO

WIYU – NGO

Phone: 00374 98 399712

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Seda Harutyunyan

E-Mail: sedaharoutunian@gmail.com