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EVS: Mirando al Futuro

Dates: 6th November 2018 – 6th August 2019 (9 months)

Venue: Ourense, Spain

Eligible is 1 participant coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 26th July 2018

European Voluntary Service provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.

Description

The participant will spend 9 month in Spain and will work as a volunteer in different actions related to the elaboration, design and execution of environmental programs and activities and in local, national or international campaigns of the hosting organization, for example in the line of work which is carried out as Youth or Environmental initiatives.

Furthermore, the volunteer will be allowed to integrate their own ideas and experience. We’ re completely open to new suggested projects from our international volunteers, knowing that their inputs can be really valuable.

Mirando al Futuro EVS project, will promote the conservation of the peri-urban natural enclaves of the city of Ourense and the ecological restoration of other degraded peripheral areas, creating a natural continuum that avoids physical and ecological fragmentation.

There will be developed awareness activities and Environmental Education with the ultimate aim of involving citizens within the environmental conservation initiatives.

With these activities we will provide training in sustainability, ecological agriculture, labour orientation and availability of land for orchards, for people belonging to groups at risk of social exclusion.

A rural for all program is complemented with advice on the creation of small farms and cultivation of agro-ecological products. Finally, there will be established a small bank of land which will be allocated for the project’s participants, located at the city of Ourense. Project’s participants will be able to practice ecological agricultural practices for their own consumption or for raising funds for the implementation of local initiatives.

For achieving these objectives, the promoters plan the following activities:

  • Training in ecological agriculture to target groups.
  • Targeting to the target groups.
  • Active support for labor insertion.
  • Land search for orchards.
  • Setting up organic gardens.
  • Work in the gardens.
  • Preparation of materials.
  • Design and construction of the ecological garden in permaculture.
  • Communication, dissemination and publicity of the project

Design and preparation of the proceedings.

  • Design of hiking trails in non-tourist areas of the city.
  • Geolocation of degraded spaces.
  • Study and inventory of fauna and flora.
  • Creation of digital databases.
  • Communication of spills and degraded spaces to the Civil Guard or the SEPRONA.
  • Creation of a traveling exhibition of trails and signs of fauna for Universities and PF.
  • Design and development of Environmental Education activities in schools, associations and universities.
  • Communication, dissemination and publicity of the project.

In addition, project’s participants will participate in all the activities of the association such as:

– Progam ECO-Schools.
– Participate in events related to the environment: Earth Day, Environment Day, Tree Day, etc.
– Editing of didactic material (brochures, posters …) for specific activities, students and general public.
– Training of young people and children in the rural community through workshops and non-formal education, etc.)
– Participate in the field activities to know the Natural Parks in which we work: monitoring of fauna, monitoring and studies of biodiversity, orientation …
– Design and participate in different workshops: urban gardens, edible terraces, urban beekeeping, renewable energy, waste, compost, games and toys with reused materials, responsible consumption …
– Participate in the planning, programming and development of camps, work camps, youth exchanges, courses, seminars, training programs, both nationally and internationally.

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Costs

 

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

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. 100% for travel cost (maximum amount see down).

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ program, within following limits:

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

  • Monthly allowance: 235 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Sustinea, Ourense – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (17-30 years old), residents of Greece.

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Training Course: Active Citizenship

Dates: 20-29 August 2018

Venue: Targoviste, Romania

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 18th July 2018

The democratic future of a nation is an invaluable asset, and the involvement of young people in society is essential for the good functioning and continuity of democracy.

General Description

Sociological research demonstrates that the largest segments of society with the greatest capacity for change are the young people. It depends on us, the adults, youth workers and educators the extent to which the young generation will be prepared to assume the responsibility of active participation in society.

Unfortunately, global statistics reveal the low interest of young people in democratic life, in knowledge of state institutions, citizens’ rights and freedoms, active participation and responsibility within the community.

This things happens due to social inequity, poor governance in some, the social and economic crises, the huge differences between social classes, especially in Eastern countries.

Young people have lost confidence and motivation to change something, only few of them believe that the future of society stand in their hands and act to change something.

The purpose of the Active Citizenship training course is to pay attention to this phenomenon, to mobilize youth workers to find solutions to raise awareness about the importance of democratic life for young people, to find methods to stimulate active participation and show the consequences of indifference and non-involvement in civic life.

Objectives
– To increase the level of knowledge about youth participation, and civic life;
– To increase the level of knowledge about lobbying and advocacy in the topic of active citizenship;
– To strengthen the abilities of youth workers to choose, adapt and implement new non-formal education methods for motivate and encourage youth participation to civic life;
– To create space for youth workers to conceive and develop project drafts on the topic of youth participation and civic life;
– To develop cooperation between participating organizations by sharing experience on local, national and international youth policies;
– To foster professional and personal development of youth workers.

Participant Profile
32 youth leaders and youth workers (4 participants per each partner organization) older than 18 years old belonging to partner organizations, involved, interested and motivated to participate in the project.

Participants are people who develop activities in the area of active citizenship and youth participation to democratic life who want to deepen their knowledge about active citizenship, youth participation, democracy and human rights.

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Costs

 

The project is funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ program.

Meals, accommodation and activities are fully covered. The travel costs are reimbursed up to these limits:

Czech Republic – 275 € per participant
Estonia – 275 € per participant
Lithuania – 275 € per participant
FYROM – 180 € per participant

Malta – 275 € per participant
Portugal – 360 € per participant
Slovak Republic – 275 € per participant

The reimbursement of travel costs will be done at the end of the training course, upon we will receive all travel documents in original (tickets, boarding passes, invoices, etc). The reimbursement will be done only by bank transfer to partner organizations.

NOTE: Be You Association does not request participation fees and does not encourage this practice.

Application

 

Organizer:

Asociatia Be You

Phone: 004 0775 307 439

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Active Citizenship.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ilona Balint

E-Mail: beyouroumania@gmail.com

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Training Course: Green Youth Media

Dates: 06 – 12 October 2018

Venue: Imbros (Imroz) island / Gökçeada, Çanakkale

We are looking for 2 participants aged 18+ coming from: Greece

and Involves 40 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Czech Republic, Italy, Turkey, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 24th July 2018

The project “Green Youth Media”organized by Global Environment Organization. The Project “Green Youth Media” is intended for youth leaders, youth workers and volunteers from environmental organizations to support them in increasing their impact by means of training and workshop communication skills with media.

Description

The Project addresses the needs of the young environmental organizations to improve their competences in communication with public and media in order to increase the youth awareness about environmental problems.

The idea of the course is based on the fact that one of the biggest environmental problems of our society is the general inability to solve the problems effectively. The people has information mainly from media, however the most information in the media is simplified and misinterpreted. As the result, public discussion regarding environmental topics are really confusing.

Thus, environmental organizations has to put more effort and emphasis on promotion and communication of environmental issues. It is necessary to enable and understand the issue correctly.

Moreover, badly preperad campaigns could have negative impact on the general public. It is important to plan the promotion carefully and to be aware how people perceive our information.

From this point of view, our project are going to consists of these workshops;
– Citizen journalism
– Campaign planning
– Preparing press release, press conference
– New media tools (internet, social networks, blogs)
– Green news from local people
– Diffuculties in environmental communication
– Fundamental journalistic skills
– Designing communication strategy

Venue:

Imbros (Imroz), officially changed to Gökçeada since 29 July 1970, is the largest island of Turkey and the seat of Gökçeada District of Çanakkale Province. It is located in the Aegean Sea, at the entrance of Saros Bay and is also the westernmost point of Turkey (Cape İncirburnu).

According to the 2016 census, the island-district of Gökçeada has a population of 8,776. The main industries of Imbros are fishing and tourism. Today the island is predominantly inhabited by settlers from the Turkish mainland that mostly arrived there after 1960, but from the indigenous population about 300 Greeks are still remaining, most of them elderly, but including some families with children.

Gökçeada is one of the eight “cittaslows” of Turkey and is the second in being accepted as one. Water from the Black and Marmara Seas mixing with the warmer saltier water of the Aegean Sea supports a rich marine ecosystem.

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Costs

 

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

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus + program, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

GEO (Green Youth Media) – NGO

Global Environment Organization (GEO) entered into service in 2012 by a nature volunteer mass. This nature volunteer mass has conducted environmental works in Turkey and different countries of Europe since 2005 and wanted to increase the effect of this impact by institutionalization. To accomplish these particular goals which were determined firstly in Turkey and in global reference, it succeed into reaching to a wide audience of volunteers. It consists of the administrative body from different field of professions and volunteers and advisory committee for increasing the quality of projects.

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket: 18+ years old

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Training Course: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Enterprises Training course

Dates: 10-14 December 2018

Venue: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 3rd September 2018

SALTO I&D, UK and IT NAs would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects. This course brings together social enterprises, youth workers, and volunteering organisations to foster inclusive volunteering.

General Description

Are you a social enterprise who would like the funding and support of committed volunteers to support your sustainability or growth? Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, special needs, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives.

Then this training course is for you!

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and the UK and Italian National Agencies would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects. But many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs (e.g. disability, social issues, special needs, mental challenges, etraining course).

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social enterprises and the Social Entrepreneurship, Youth and Vocation Education Forum 2018, hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice collaboration we identified that the social economy (including organisations such as social enterprises) often has projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support sustainability and growth, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures.

We believe that social enterprises with the necessary support structures in place to support disadvantaged volunteers in their activities could become the perfect hosting place for these young people. Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives – such as Cinzia (check her story in this link: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/stories/cinzia-savonitti) – but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity whilst receiving (modest) European funding.

We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with the youth field to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having a European Volunteer in a social enterprise project.

A new framework for volunteering activities in the youth field, the European Solidarity Corps (ESC), is expected to be operational by the end of the year. This training course will be a unique opportunity to get acquainted with ESC.

General aim:
To introduce European volunteering projects to social enterprise organisations; to encourage youth organisations to partner with social enterprises and support quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:
– To create bridges between youth work and social economy sector
– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under Erasmus+/ESC
– To motivate social enterprises to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop social enterprises skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To support partnership building of potential hosting/sending organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:
– Staff members/volunteers of social enterprises and social economy organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Individuals involved in voluntary or inclusion organisations
– International experience is not a must
– Able to work in (international) English
– From Erasmus+ YiA programme countries

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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.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses (if selected).

Application

 

Organizer:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre,

UK Erasmus+ National Agency,

Italian Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agency

Phone: +44 (0) 121 212 8854

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sara Southam

E-Mail: erasmusplustca@ecorys.com

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course YOUTH SUCCESSors: Capacity building for cultural and territorial heritage promotion

Dates: 23 September – 7 October 2018

Venue: Italy and Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Greece, Italy

Application deadline: 23rd July 2018

This Training is implemented under Erasmus+ Ka2: “Youth SUCCESSors- Capacity building for cultural and territorial heritage promotion” It is divided into 2 parts: 8 days in Italy and 8 days in Greece

General Description

Youth SUCCESSors is a Capacity Building project that wants to empower and foster employability of European and International youth starting from the valorization of the resources that their countries can offer them.

In order to promote this objective the consortium intends to train youth workers from Italy, Greece, Spain and Argentina in the organization of non- formal and informal learning activities for skills development related to entrepreneurship and territorial promotion.

The course will start in Italy and will focus on Entrepreneurial skills related to tourism and heritage promotion and will continue in Greece, focusing on capacity building in the field non-formal education tools, related to heritage promotion and safeguard.

Youth workers, Youth leaders, educators, mentors and tutors willing to participate have to complete the attached application form and to send it at simonapudd@cosvitec.eu

Participants will have to show a real commitment in taking part in the project and in participating for the entire duration of the activity (16 days) in all the project session and also to share their experience once they are back in their coutries.

Eligible participants have to be over 18+ and resident in Italy (Priority Region : Campania) and Greece (Priority area : Athens)

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Costs

 

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

Therefore accommodation in shared rooms, food, materials, the program and the travel costs up to the maximum allowed amount will be fully reimbursed, as it follows:

-Partcipants from Italy: 275 euro
-Participants from Greece: 275 euro

Application

 

Organizer:

Cosvitec soc cons arl – NGO

Phone: +390815621292

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

simona puddu

E-mail: kkostakou@4-elements.org

E-Mail: simonapuddu@cosvitec.eu

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Training Course: Individual youth work in youth mobility projects

Dates: 4-12 September 2018

Venue: Daugirdiskes training center, Lithuania

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania

Application deadline: 13th July 2018

The training course will gather 32 youth workers from Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Estonia, Italy and Croatia in Lithuania from 4th to 12th of September, 2018.

General Description

International training course “Individual youth work in youth mobility projects” is implemented under the Erasmus+ program, KA1 action. The project is implementing by partners: Maltos ordino pagalbos tarnyba (Lithuania), JASMA (Latvia), Maltezka pomoc (Czech Republic), The Romanian Maltese Relief Service (Romania), Universum NGO (Poland), HEAK (Estonia), TRIPS (Italy), OCEAN ZNANJA U REPUBLICI HRVATSKOJ (Croatia).

 

Aim of the training course:
The project aims to develop competences needed for individual work with young people in order to foster their inclusion and empowerment.

Objectives:
1. To explore the concept of individual youth work, inclusion and empowerment of young people with fewer opportunities.
2. To develop individual youth work competences of youth leaders/workers from partner organizations in mentoring, coaching, counseling.
3. To share good practices from partner organizations on different individual youth work methodologies for fostering inclusion and empowerment of young people with fewer opportunities.
4. To develop high quality future international projects within Erasmus+.
5. To create youth work support system with help of intervision in each partner organization.

Target group:
The target group of the project are youth workers, youth leaders working directly with young people (especially with fewer opportunity youth).

We will select people who are:
– Active in direct, educational work with young people: Youth workers, teachers, sports coaches and youth leaders, having at least 1 year direct working experience with youth groups;
– Facing challenges in empowerment and educational work with young people;
– Those who are aiming to involve young people with fewer opportunities into their educational activities;
– Language: able to communicate, actively take part in complex discussions in English;
– Able to participate in whole duration of the training programme;
– Is committed to disseminate of project results in their countries and communities;
– Interested in sharing experiences and gaining new ones from European partners;
– Have support from their organisation (or right to decide) for initiating educational projects.

Methodology of the training course:

Main principles we will follow during the learning process are:
1. Learner centred approach – it will be taken into account the personal needs and interests of each participants leading to personal and professional development.
2. Dealing with diversity – by creating the safe environment the diversity within a group will be seen as the source for sharing and learning.

3. Relevance to reality – the learning will be as close as possible to the reality of the participants making the links to and taking the examples from the real situation of the participants.
4. Learning from the experience – the personal experience of participants will be the source for learning by reflecting on it and making the conclusions for further application.
5. Active participation – space and conditions for active participation will ensure active role and involvement of the participants during the learning process.

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Costs

 

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

Financial conditions:
Board, lodging is covered by EU programme ERASMUS+ following its regulations.

1. Accommodation and food will be provided by organizers.
2. There is no participation fee.
3. For your travel:

The organization ecological policy requires participants from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to travel by most ecological means of transport (bus, train or car). Max amount of reimbursement: Latvia – 60 EUR, Estonia – 120 EUR, Poland – 120 EUR, Lithuania – 30 EUR.

Participants from Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Croatia, are required to plan their trips as early as possible and to choose the cheapest ways of traveling. Max amount of reimbursement – 250 EUR.

NOTE: Please, do not buy any tickets before the organizers have approved your participation.

Application

 

Organizer:

Order of Malta Relief Organisation in Lithuania – NGO

Phone: +37060555128

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Individual Youth Work.pdf

Contact for questions:

Edvinas Regelskis

E-Mail: edvinas.regelskis@maltieciai.lt

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Training Course: Limelight

Dates: 4 September 2018 – 8 January 2019

Venue: Ommen, Netherlands 

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 13th July 2018

“Limelight is 3-phase (sept 2018 – January 2019) Training Program for Youth Workers and Educators working with young people from LGTBIQ+ spectrum

General Description

Limelight is about exploring Social Theatre and Body Expression ​methodologies as powerful tools for Inclusion, Self-Discovery and Empowerment to be used in youth work with young people in the LGTBIQ+ Spectrum.

The ​aim of the project is to provide Social Theatre and Body Expression methodologies tools and new artistic pedagogy skills to youth workers directly working with young people from minorities at risk of social exclusion, encouraging them to diversify methodologies and strategies in the search for minorities’ empowerment and in the boost of real social inclusion.

The target group of this project are youth workers directly working with young people from minorities at risk of social exclusion looking a powerful methodology based on non-formal education methods that is inclusive, engaging and universally understandable: Social Theatre and Body Expression.

Structure of the project
1st Phase: 4th – 13th September, 2018 (including travel days) ; Ommen, The Netherlands.

Training Course: In an 8-days program participants will:

-Experience the power of Social Theatre and Body Expression themselves.
-Receive practical skills in designing, implementing and facilitating theatrical activities and embodied processes as tools for inclusion and empowerment of LGTBIQ+ young people.
-Adapt the methods to their target groups and create inclusive workshops for them, using the acquired Social Theatre and Body Expression methodologies.
-Create their action plans for the Local Action Phase.

2nd Phase: October, November and December 2018 ; each partner country:

Local Action Phase: During the 3 months action phase participants will:

-Come back to their local organisations and put in action the gained knowledge and tools by implementing the inclusive workshops created during the 1st phase.
-Practice and improve their facilitation skills in Social Theatre and Body Expression methodologies, getting feedback from their target groups.

3rd Phase: 3rd – 8th January (including travel days) ; Liechtenstein:

Capacity Building Meeting: During the 4-days meeting participants will:

-Present their Local Phase experiences to each other, sharing their target groups’ feedback and the social impact accomplished.
-Deliver the inclusive workshops for their peers and improve them by getting feedback.
-Create the Limelight Manual, a detailed and powerful written resource with Social Theatre and Body Expression methodologies, including the workshops created and tested by the participants.
-Develop future projects working on social inclusion and empowerment of LGTBIQ+ young people, with the focus on using Social Theatre and Body Expression methodology

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Costs

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

Participants are asked to contribute with a Participant’s Contribution, according to the possibilities and decision of each participant, on a sliding scale between 30 and 60€ to be paid during the 1st phase of the Training Program, and valid for the 3 phases.

This training program is co-funded through the Erasmus+ program, therefore accommodation, food, materials, and the travel costs up to the maximum allowed amount per country will be fully reimbursed.

The reimbursements of tickets will be done up to the maximum amount specified by each phase and each country.
1st phase | Liechtenstein, Spain, Latvia, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia – 275 Eur | The Netherlands – 20 Eur
3rd phase | Spain, Latvia, Italy, Czech Republic, Slovakia, the Netherlands – 275 Eur | Italy – 180 Eur | Liechtenstein 20 Eur

Application

Organizer:

Verein Flay – NGO

Phone: +37129503519

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Lime Light.pdf

Contact for questions:

Anna Marija Bērziņa

E-Mail: annamarijaberzina@gmail.com