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Training Course Game of Cultures: Inclusion of young migrants and refugees

Dates: 29 January – 5 February 2018

Venue: Cascais, Portugal

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 10th December 2017

For all those who work in multicultural environments and face the challenge of newly arrived cultures, wishing to encourage intercultural dialogue in their local communities in order to enhance its openness to the inclusion of Young migrants and refugees

Description

“Winter” is coming.
More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, continuing this trend in 2016 and 2017, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling and including people.

This training course will focus on the work with local communities and not specially in working directly with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees themselves. Inclusion of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees is very hard in communities which lack the openness and are not aware of the issues and challenges associated with it.

Working in the intercultural competences of local communities throughout Europe is a key element for a healthier relationship between all parties and a better Europe towards the future. This training course is focused on intercultural learning in the field of youth and alternative approaches towards it.

Taking different points of view (arriving and hosting) to the situations and possible conflicts, we will be exploring and using different tools that youth workers can use when organizing activities related to cultural diversity, but also giving space for discussion and theoretical considerations.

This training is not only for Youth Workers who work directly with refugees and migrants, but for all those who work in multicultural environments and work in communities who face the challenge of newly arrived cultures.

Game of Cultures is the 2nd edition of an intensive training course with 6 full training days.

Main aim:
– to support, empower and develop the competences of youth workers so that they can act on their local youth communities in order to create multiplier agents, promoting and encouraging intercultural dialogue in their local communities in order to enhance its openness to the inclusion of migrants and refugees, with a mid and long term perspective.

Objectives:
– Reflect on the current European and National realities concerning the flux of migrants and refugees and their inclusion;
– Learn and develop knowledge, competences and tools to work on diversity, intercultural learning and intercultural dialogue;
– Create awareness of the importance that influence of culture has on person’s behavior and identity;
– Raise awareness on the cultural differences between different European countries and to what extent this impacts the inclusion/exclusion of migrants and refugees in different societies;
– Develop tools, activities and sustainable strategies to promote inclusion of migrants and refugees;
– Explore the potential of young people as actors of inclusion and change on a local level, on a mid and long term perspective;
– Share good practices related to youth work, inclusion and active participation
– Acknowledge the Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for intercultural learning, Youth Work and inclusion;
– Develop an informal network of youth workers and youth leaders tackling the Refugee Crisis and promoting follow up projects and initiatives.

Methodology
The training course will use the principles and methods of Non Formal Learning and will include input sessions, experience-exchange sessions, reflection-groups and discussions. Participants will assume a very active role during the program sharing their knowledge, experience, ideas and questions related to the topic.
The working methods will be varied and interactive in order to ensure a balance between theory and practice, between information and application.

One specific quality of this training course is the focus on projects and concrete use of learning products, therefore participants will be supported and guided on the development, implementation and evaluation of their own tools or projects for intercultural learning and dialogue.
This is an intensive training course with 6 full training days of about 7 hours working time per day. There is one free afternoon, but other than that it is to be expected a demanding schedule.

Target groups
– Youth workers
– Trainers
– Youth leaders
– Youth Policy Makers
– EVS mentors/tutors

Working language: English

Team of trainers: Saro Rossi (Italy) and Rodrigo Vilarinho (Portugal)

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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 – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

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 you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.

Info for sending NA´s: TCA 2017 Plan

Application

 

Organizer:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action

Co-organizers:

Bureau International Jeunesse (BELGIUM-FR NA) – National Agency

Spanish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

SALTO Cultural Diversity

Phone: +351253204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Game of Cultures.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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: Sharing Stories Building Bridges

Dates: 3-12 December 2017

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Armenia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th November 2017

Erasmus+ training course for youth workers and trainers interested in acquiring the practical method of digital storytelling for working with youth with diverse cultural background.

Description

“To be a person is to have a story to tell”

Every single human being has a unique personal history based on their experience, thoughts and feelings. To share those stories with others can be a powerful tool, changing the attitudes and inspiring both sides – those who listen to the stories and those who tell them.

The art of storytelling has been an important part of social interactions since the very birth of humanity. However, as nowadays we are being exposed to constant flood of news and data, we tend to forget how important and meaningful is to share our personal experience with others. The digital storytelling is a concept that combines two crucial aspects – the power of creating personal narratives and our modern need to “go digital”.

The proposed Training Course aims at bringing European youth workers together and teach them what digital storytelling is and how they can use it as a tool for working with young people with diverse cultural and/or migration background.

During the project the participants will go through an intensive set of workshops giving them a chance to learn how to create their own digitalized stories. We believe that learning by doing will provide a deeper understanding of the method and therefore serve as an inspiration for creating similar projects in participants own communities.

Developing projects that are based on new methods and approaches seems to be especially important for those youth workers who are dealing with difficult social issues, as they very often lack proper and effective tools to address their beneficiaries. Digital storytelling is a very inclusive method that can be used in various contexts and therefore we hope the skills and knowledge gained during this Training Course will help our participants to create a new quality in their everyday work with young people.

Objectives:
 To provide participants with knowledge about the digital storytelling method and its possible benefits for youth work
 To equip them with skills necessary to design digital storytelling projects in their own communities
 To enhance participants ICT skills and encourage them to use open source technologies in their daily youth work
 To establish a network of like-minded organizations and individuals, who are interested in the further exchange on the topic of using digital methods for working with youth
 To develop follow-up projects using the skills and knowledge gained during this Training Course

Participants’ profile:
 Youth workers and youth leaders interested in exploring new ways of working with people with diverse cultural and/or migration background
 Motivated to learn more about the concept of digital storytelling (prior knowledge of photo/video making and editing is not required)
 Ready to use digital storytelling as a method of working with youth in their own communities
 Interested in setting further co-operation with similar organizations from other European countries
 Being able to communicate in English fluently

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth.

All the costs related to accommodation and food will be 100% covered by the project.

The travel costs will be reimbursed to participants up to the following maximum amount per person:

Portugal: 820 EUR
Poland: 360 EUR
Germany: 360 EUR
Denmark: 360 EUR
Bulgaria: 275 EUR
Moldova: 275 EUR
Russian Federation: 275 EUR
Ukraine: 275 EUR
Armenia: 180 EUR
Georgia: 180 EUR

We do not take participants fee for this training course.

Application

Organizer:

Caucasus Youth Nexus – NGO

Phone: +995 555 66 48 14

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Sharing Stories Building Bridges.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kasia Kowalska

E-Mail: katarzyna.m.kowalska@gmail.com

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)

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Training Course: The new concept of social inclusion

Dates: 11-18 December 2017

Venue: Kolasin, Montenegro

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy, KOSOVO*, Latvia, Montenegro, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 11th November 2017

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with competences and methods needed for providing social entrepreneurial learning to the young people with fewer opportunities (particularly young refugee and youth with migrant origin).

Description

Social entrepreneurship has been gaining a growing attention in the last few years, as a way for addressing social challenges such as migration.

Social enterprises work for the less privileged people in society; many of them have been supporting the active inclusion of disadvantaged people, contribute to job creation, and often provide services which are socially necessary and useful.

Social entrepreneurship allows young people not only to gain professional experience but also to integrate into society. Youth work can inform young people about the advantages and drawbacks of entrepreneurship helping them make informed decisions.

It makes young people reflect on the values and ethics of youth work and base their entrepreneurial decisions on them. It can also guide them to other services who can help them (employment offices, specialized training courses, local and regional administrations etc.).

Project will facilitate the sharing of practices and methods useful for social entrepreneurship creation and support.

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Costs

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest means of transportation and preferably for the return tickets. You will be reimbursed for your travel costs only once we receive the original tickets and boarding passes for your trip.

Here is the list of maximum reimbursement, for participants from:

Group 1: Western Balkan – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo* – Maximum reimbursement of 180 EUR
Group 2: Latvia, Italy, France, and Spain – Maximum reimbursement of 275 EUR
NOTE: there is no reimbursements of travel costs for participants from Montenegro.

There is NO participation fee to take part on this project.

Application

 

Organizer:

NGO Natura – NGO

Phone: Please contact us via email

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Velibor Boskovic

E-Mail: natura.kolasin@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Seminar: Can I come in? Sharing tools for effective inclusion of young migrants

Dates: 20-26 November 2017

Venue: Hungary

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 3rd November 2017

The seminar involves 30 youth workers from 10 different countries, aiming at the capacity building of youth organizations dealing with issues connected with migration and youth, through the sharing of best practices and tools they developed in the field.

Description

The “Can I come in? Sharing tools for effective inclusion of young migrants” seminar will explore reasons and factors that cause exclusion, diffidence and xenophobia, active and passive civil positions, the concepts connected with migration (both regular and irregular) and asylum in EU including legal aspects, types of migration, push and pull factors, labour migration schemes, circular migration.

The impact of migration on the immigrants and the host societies, the current anti-immigrant stance in Europe, the concepts of asylum seeker and refugees in modern society, national and international instruments and mechanisms for protection of the rights of the migrants and finally, the possibilities of action for youth workers and NGOs in the field, opening ways of cooperation among them and with different kind of other institutions.

The seminar will lead to the creation of a platform of work on migration issues for youth NGOs as well as to different creative dissemination tools to be used in all the countries involved.

The seminar will be held in Budapest, Hungary, and will last for 7 working days, during which participants will deepen the knowledge on the challenges connected with the current migrant crisis in Europe from multiple perspectives, understanding and recognizing the reasons of this phenomenon, explore the skills and tools needed today to work with young migrants and the local communities, sharing experiences, ideas, best practices and methods developed in different countries to raise awareness and build positive change in the attitudes and approaches of European youth towards the issue.

Methodology:

Non-Formal Education will be the main methodology used during the seminar, together with theoretical aspects, to ensure a complete learning dimension, using methods such as group discussions, round tables, simulations, and dynamic, creative and participative activities.

Participants’ Profile

This project has been designed and developed to address youth workers, both professionals and volunteers. In order to be eligible as a participant, it is necessary to be over 18 years old and legally resident in one of the participating countries.

The participants should:

– be able to speak English;
– be involved with a youth organisation and be able to present it and its work with young people and migrants;
– be ready to share some tools and projects developed by the organization in the field of migration;
– have the motivation and capacity to develop actions for and with young people on the topic of social inclusion of migrants;
– be committed to contribute in the full project in all of its phases, including dissemination and follow up with the participation to the newly created platform and network.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The organiser will provide accommodatioan and food during the course for free.

Travel costs admitted for reimbursement:
– 0 EUR Hungary
– 275,00 EUR Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Germany, Italy, Malta, Romania, Turkey
– 360,00 EUR Spain

To learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses, please contact the contact person of the coordinating organisation.

No fee will be applied to take part in the programme.

Application 

Organizer:

Institute for Cultural Relations Policy – NGO

Phone: 0036205725972

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

András Lőrincz

E-Mail: andras.lorincz@culturalrelations.org

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Training Course Developing and adapting non-formal education methods to the needs of young refugees

Dates: 11-17 December 2017

Venue: Schloss Stibichhofen Trofaiach, Austria

Eligible are 33 participants coming from: Austria, Bulgaria, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 30rh September 2017

After the Arabic Spring lot of countries lost their stability in Asia and Northern Africa. Also climate change causing the lack of clean water and land to cultivate, a huge number of migrants started their exodus from these areas for a better life or to save their lives. The project is a six day training course taking place in a small city of Trofaiach in Austria between 11 and 17th of December 2017.

Description

We strongly believe that people need to know the facts about immigration in order to have a clear picture regarding to the current immigration situation, understand the reality of the
immigrants, explore the truth behind political communication, discover the human behind the crisis and explore the possibilities for giving support and cooperate together for the peace of Europe and for the peace of people who survived wars.

The project is built on our experiences working with unaccompanied minor refugees (UMR) and the outcomes of the training course “Non-formal education in the integration of UMR”. The project is based on sharing experience and good practices as well as developing, adapting, practicing and reflecting on workshops that would meet the needs of young refugees.

Fear is a power, nevertheless Love is a power, and we would like to give the chance to choose between them based on information and campaigning offline and online against xenophobia and racisms towards immigrants/refugees/human beings.

The needs, fears we would like to reflect to in our project:

  • Biggest immigration pressure on Europe in modern times;
  • No exact and general solution plans from EU countries, since the phenomenon is very
    quickly escalating. It even causes tension between the EU countries;
  • Growing fears of local population, even encouraged by political forces;
  • Growing racism and radicalisation;

We selected these topics, because our main idea was that we have to reflect on what is happening at the moment, since we cannot avoid being involved in these happenings, because of our previous work, our values and principles. We have the potential background to contribute to the solution on our level.

During the training course youth workers will be working closely together with a group of naccompanied minor refugees when developing the toolkit in order to tailor it to the needs of young refugees (target group).

We are looking for youth workers from Austria, Turkey, Greece, FYROM, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland and Lithuania.

The overall aim of the training course is to fight against xenophobia and arising racism towards immigrants, to change the negative feelings regarding to migration into positive approach based on understanding of the backgrounds of immigrants and the political and cultural based roots of fears and ignorance of the societies.

To train youth workers, youth leaders how to invent offline and online campaigns with, for and by young people in order to support the integration of young people with immigrants’ background and fight for humanity and European values.

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Costs

 

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

Board and lodging (breakfast/lunch/dinner) are fully covered.

Travel reimbursements will be made accordingly to the rules set out in the new Erasmus+ programme guide.

The maximum budget for Turkey and Portugal is 360 Euros and for the rest of the countries 275 Euros. Participants will be reimbursed after they submit the online evaluation in the mobility tool. Please note that the lump sums given per country and participants will not be reimbursed, but the actual costs for the travel (if your country is entitled to up to 275 EUR, your travel costs however were 190 EUR – you will be reimbursed with 190 EUR and not 275).

Reminder
Please, keep all your travel tickets. Do not make any reservations/booking and payments before it is discussed with us.

Travel dates: You should arrive on 11th of December before 4PM and you can leave on the morning of 17th.

There will be a participation fee of 20 EUR.

Application

Organizer:

InterAktion – NGO

Phone: +436644309278

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Katja Lenic Salamun

E-Mail:verein.interaktion@gmail.com

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PBA: International seminar on sustainable development and Mediterranean citizenship in the field of youth

Dates: 23-30 November 2017

Venue: Marseille, France

Eligible are 10 (max per country) participants coming from: Algeria, BRAZIL, Croatia, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey

Application deadline: 30th September 2017

Exchange of practices and experiences working in the youth field, for social workers and educators to contribute to a greater intercultural understanding by showing the influences of the European migration waves across time through artistic education.

General Description

Les Apprentis de l’Espérance: based in Paris in 1986, now installed in Marseille. A community of craftsmen, artists and volunteer educators, we are all united by our common belief in cultural and human diversity, wishing to promote mutual respect. We are encouraged by the UNESCO in our intercultural process since 1989.

Through creative workshops, meetings and intercultural exchanges, we want to help the social and professional integration of young people involved in the implementation of different projects. We are dedicated to foster international solidarity and sustainable development, using an alternative educational method, recognizing our cultural identity and citizenship, based on art and crafts, sports, audio-visual and new technologies.

Join this International seminar on sustainable development and Mediterranean citizenshiop in the field of youth called « Université populaire – Citoyenneté en méditerannée ».
In a nutshell, the “Université populaire” aims to contribute to a greater intercultural understanding for youth workers who want to improve their competences to work with and for young people, to share experiences applying youth work at home, and sometimes also want to make contacts for common future projects.

Our project is like a laboratory where art and social action fuse and generate evidences of the importance of arts and sport as vectors of democracy. These days will explore and focus positive experiences and practices on the five pillars of the Agenda 21: health, education, culture, environment and human rights.

We also would like to highlight and insist on women’s role and responsibility in the education of the future generations, the protection of the environmental protection and the cultivation of peaceful relations.

The idea is to focus on some of our local and international current issues in order to bring to the forefront greater human rights issues which we consider as the most important to address through the involvement of young workers in an open debate.
The event will take place in Marseille: European Culture Capital in 2013 and European Sport Capital in 2017.

The Project

You can find a detailed description of the overall project in the appendix.
This manifestation is based on an open debate, and workshops in a multilateral exchange between young people, and social workers.

Participants would bring their own testimony about their experiences on projects they were / are developing in their country about the Mediterranean cultures, to develop an ensemble of skills.

The project and its non-formal educational practices are intended to become a vehicle to express our social objectives, which are the following:
– Encourage civic participation, concerned by status quo of international community
– Emphasize the value of intercultural diversity and trigger curiosity about the various country’s traditions in relation to what they have in common: their proximity with the Mediterranean Sea
– Inspire a debate about citizenship focusing on the principle of solidarity
– Establish a range of solid international partnerships
– Promote democracy, freedom of speech and open debate

Please note that should you be interested to get involved in the larger framework of the project but can’t take part in this seminar, there are other ways to be involved, as described in the annee.

Suggested programme elements for this 2nd “Université Populaire”: We aim to create a dynamic week of creative collaborative production to improve social work.

Before and after the seminar meetings with others social youth workers and technical partners, workshops and evaluations of exchanges. Visit of the city of Marseille.
The seminar is recommended primarily for youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, project managers, EVS mentors/tutors.

The number of participants is limited to 10 people per country. The list of eligible countries: Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and partner countries neighbouring the EU as listed in the Erasmus+ programme.

What we want to hear from each Youth Worker?

We would be glad to hear about your methodology, the subject/themes you’d be willing, interested to address regarding cultural diversity, transmission of traditions and immaterial knowledge, women’s participation, public health, bio-diversity and protection of the environment.

We’d like to create a safe place of vivid discussion where participants can freely share their views so we can better understand each other’s realities.
We also hope that by giving visibility to third parties involved we could help everyone to get financial help (sponsoring), if necessary.

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Costs

 

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

At the moment of this call, we do not have resources to support the reimbursement of travel costs or to cover food and accommodation.

However, we have submitted several funding applications and we do hope that this will lead to a financial support which would in this case be injected in the project and support part of your costs.

Still, and in order not to create false hopes or misunderstandings, we prefer to indicate that at the moment, participants and/or their organisations have to support the costs linked to their participation in the project.

Application

 

Organizer:

Les Apprentis de l’Espérance – NGO

Phone: 00+ 06 61 70 99 13

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Sustainable Development & Mediterranean citizenship.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sophie Tzitzichvili de Panaskhet

E-Mail: lesapprentisdelesperance@gmail.com