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Training Course Youth@Work: Supporting Women’s Entrepreneurship through Youth Work

Dates: 29 September – 4 October 2019

Venue: Tbilisi, Georgia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 15th July 2019

The training course is part of the Youth@Work Partnership. Youth@Work is an institutional alliance of 16 Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work on Facebook @YouthatWorkPartnership.

General Description

In line with the objectives of the Youth@Work Partnership, of the new EU Youth Strategy (2019-2027) and with the EU Youth Goals, this training course will explore the challenges that women face when embarking into an entrepreneurial career, as well as showcase what support youth workers, in cooperation with other actors of the entrepreneurship ecosystem, can bring to women entrepreneurs.

Supported by concrete training methods and by examples of practice brought by participants and by local organisations and companies, the training course will build capacity and motivation among participants that directly work with women entrepreneurs or are willing to enter this working area, and will create a platform to exchange ideas, projects and experiences.

The ultimate goal of this activity is to advance women’s entrepreneurship in the European Union, as well as in the Eastern Partnership Countries by enhancing youth workers’ knowledge, skills and network.

Aim:

The aim of this training course is to develop a supportive ecosystem for women’s economic participation by overcoming social obstacles through youth work.

Objectives:

  • Raise awareness about the reality of women entrepreneurs and explore best practices and lessons learned (good examples of practice) in supporting women’s economic participation.
  • Showcase examples of socially responsible private sector organisations supporting women’s empowerment.
  • Develop competences and provide practical tools to increase effectiveness in women’s entrepreneurship programmes.
  • Inspire participants for a continuous professional and personal growth.

Target group:

We are looking for 24 participants: youth workers, managers of youth programmes, leaders of youth organisations, other professionals working with girls and young women and with experience or with an interest in entrepreneurship support.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

For participants from Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, the travel costs will be taken in charge by the SALTO-YOUTH EECA Resource Centre.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre

Co-organisers:

  • Polish NA – National Agency
  • Spanish NA – National Agency
  • Turkish NA – National Agency

Phone: +48 22 46 31 461

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Agenda in Tbilisi.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marina Makarenko

E-Mail: eeca@salto-youth.net

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: Social Video Makers

Dates: 5-12 August 2019

Venue: Velbert (Essen), Germany

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 21st June 2019

Training Course for Youth Workers and Leaders on video making with social message and using digital tools in youth work.

General Description

The primary goal of the project, is to teach youth workers how to shoot, edit and distribute online videos.

We want to empower youth workers and youth leaders with the skill set and knowledge necessary for them to collaborate with youths in making online video content – videos which would carry strong social messages and which can in some instances lead to significant social change within a local, regional, national or international community.

A particular emphasis of our program will be placed on working with youth workers in developing ways to encourage youth to work on online video projects that promote equity, social cohesion, and active citizenship as well as other European values.

A secondary goal of the project, is to aid youth workers understand the media landscape and in particular how youth interact with modern forms of technology, and some of the negative aspects related to media, including the phenomena and mechanisms of “fake news”.

Group size and Partners:
Target group of this project will be 31 youth workers and active members of youth organizations coming from Germany, France, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Italy, Estonia,
Spain, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia

Working Language of the training course is English.

Profile of the Participants:
· Age from 18+
· Youth workers, youth leaders, activists;
· Able to work in English;

· Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she
gets back, act as multipliers;
· Active learners, available for the whole duration of the course and ready to share their experience and knowledge;
· Motivated to take an active part in all the stages of the training course.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation in the hostel (3-4 participants per room) and food (3 meals per day) .

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs of participants from the eligible countries will be reimbursed after the event up to the following amount:

  • The maximum travel reimbursement sum is 275 Euro

Participation fee

40 Euro per pax

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend, Bildung und Kultur e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Social Video makers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalia Seriakova

E-Mail: nataseriakova@yahoo.de

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Youth Exchange: Creative industries in rural areas

Dates: 28 June – 7 July 2019

Venue: Zadar, Dalmatia Region, Croatia

We are looking for 6 participants (18-30 years old) + 1 group leader (20+ years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 35 participants coming from: Croatia, Romania, Greece, Italy and Spain

Application deadline: 22nd May 2018

We are happy to announce that the “Creative industries in rural areas” is coming!
25 participants, 5 group leaders, 5 countries, 8 working days and many non formal education methodologies, sharing experiences, knowledge and best practices! Are you ready to take this challenge? Be ready to open your mind and heart and spread your experience outside.

General Description

The project Creative industries in rural areas will take place in Zadar, from the 28th of June through the 7th of July, 2019 and will bring together young people from 5 partner organizations (Croatia, Romania, Greece, Italy and Spain). Each partner participates with 6 members and 1 group leader (Croatia with two leaders).

The main aim of the exchange is to learn young people how to use cultural heritage as the basis of developing some of creative industries in one’s own community. They will be introduced with various interpretations of cultural heritage and also is expected to give their contribution through active participation in workshops.

Leaders involved in the exchange activities shall be people who have been working with young people in local communities for several years and have extensive experience in coordinating in general, developing and leading workshops and youth activities as much as cultural activism. Activities will consist of workshops, field work, lectures and practical work which will boost participants creativity.

Activities shall contribute to the purpose of the project:

  • to develop participants’ sensitivity for possibilities of creating new services and products of creative industries on the basis of cultural heritage;
  • increase possibilities for self-employment and employment in this sector;
  • and to encourage linguistic diversity, intercultural awareness and dialogue.

Participants
It will be desirable that participants are young persons from rural areas or islands, with interest for interpretation of cultural heritage in creating new commodities and services in creative industries ( such as commercials, architecture, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, interactive software, publishing industries, TV, radio, theater).

From each country will participate one group leaders (Croatia with two leaders) aged 20+, experienced in youth work, coordinating and facilitating non-formal education activities and international groups. Each group leader will accompany 6 participants (preferably 3 female and 3 male), preferably aged 21 – 25, but will be acceptable participants aged 18-30 if they meet important conditions (from rural areas or islands with interest for creative industries).

About Youthpass certificate
All participants in the youth exchange have the option of receiving a Youthpass certificate which proves their participation in the exchange.

Youthpass is a tool to document and recognize learning outcomes from youth work activities. It is available for projects funded by Erasmus+ (2014-2020). It is a part of the European Commission’s strategy to foster the recognition of non-formal learning, putting policy into practice and practice into policy:

• While creating their Youthpass certificate together with a support person, project participants are given the possibility to describe what they have done in their project and which competences they have acquired. Thus, Youthpass supports the reflection upon the personal non-formal learning process and outcomes.

• As a Europe-wide recognition instrument for non-formal learning in the youth field, Youthpass strengthens the social recognition of youth work.
• Youthpass supports active European citizenship of young people and of youth workers by describing the added value of their project.
• Youthpass also aims at supporting the employability of young people and of youth workers by raising their awareness of and helping to describe their competences, and by documenting their acquisition of key competences on a certificate.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.

– Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, within following limits:

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

– Participation fee 30 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

LAG Mareta – NGO

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

Beja, Portugal, Castle

Study Visit: Local Youth Policies on Social Entrepreneurship

Dates: 27 May – 1 June 2019

Venue: Portugal

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st May 2019

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers to develop a deeper understanding of different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth social entrepreneurship and local youth policies for social entrepreneurship.

General Description

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Turkey, UK and Netherlands.

During the Study visit the participants will be able to see a variety of practices and models of youth social entrepreneurship and of mechanisms and structures that support such practices, as well as to transfer this experience into their own local reality. This will allow the participants to gain skills and knowledge to support young people in starting a business.

Moreover, they will develop a deeper understanding on the different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth social entrepreneurship and Local youth policies for social entrepreneurship aimed at the inclusion of young people with migrant background.

We also expect that the project can contribute to a better understanding of youth workers on how to support the creation of social start-ups that can enhance the social economy and the creation of new job opportunities for migrant youth as a step towards social inclusion and integration.

The specific objectives of this Study visit are to:

  •  Allow youth workers to support the development of structures and mechanisms to increase the entrepreneurial competencies of young people, particularly addressing young people with migrant background;
  • Allow youth workers to increase the knowledge of different models and approaches to support young people in setting structures such as start-ups;
  • Develop further the understanding of the role of social economy, social enterprises, and social entrepreneurship to increase youth employment opportunities and to generate social development and well-being in our communities;

  •  Empower municipality workers to create more inclusive local youth policies for social entrepreneurship;
  •  Provide the opportunity for the project partner organizations to discuss further the possibility to develop a “European Youth Social Enterprises Network”

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting association of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets shall be bought only after agreement and confirmation with the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum pre-agreed with the organizers, according to the Erasmus + Key Action 1 rules:

  • Portugal – 40 €
  • Italy, UK, Netherlands – 275 €
  • Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania  – 360 €
  • Finland, Latvia, Turkey – 530 €

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

DYPALL Network – Youth Association

Co-organiser:

  • R-Newt – Youth NGO

Phone: + 351 961 611 500

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Local Youth Policies.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aleksandra Maldžiski

E-Mail: aleksandra.maldziski@dypall.com

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Conference: Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) Forum 2019 – Social Entrepreneurship for Local impact and Solidarity.

Dates: 15-19 October 2019

Venue: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Eligible are 80 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countriesSouthern Mediterranean countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 31st May 2019

“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of Youth Work and Erasmus+ to foster Social Entrepreneurship among young people.

General Description

Young people hold in their hands the power to shape the future. Their creativity and fearless determination together with a grounded sense of community can be the cornerstone for a better future for our society. “Towards Collaborative Practice” (TCP) is a growing community of youth workers, educators, entrepreneurs and government representatives that want to inspire young people to have a positive societal and environmental impact in the world.

Since 2015, the TCP Forum has been building bridges between youth work and other fields, promoting collaboration and new initiatives, particularly in the fields of social entrepreneurship and innovation. Now it’s your turn to join the community at the fifth TCP Forum. This edition’s focus is the contribution of social entrepreneurship to local development and solidarity, as well as the support that the local level (government, private sector and civil society) can bring to stimulate social entrepreneurship.

More information about the project and previous editions can be found at http://www.tcp-community.eu and @TCPCommunity (on Facebook).

To get the feel of the event, please watch the highlight videos of the two previous editions:

Liverpool UK (March 2018):
Budapest Hungary (November 2018)

Aim and approach:

We invite you to be part of an international network of like-minded people, ideas and social entrepreneurship projects, with a particular focus on Erasmus+ opportunities. The Forum gives you a chance to discuss future pathways for social entrepreneurship, explore new opportunities and build a cross-sectoral platform for cooperation on innovative projects.

Based on non-formal learning approaches which encourage your active participation with room for sharing good practice and expressing yourself, the forum will be an exciting mix of expert inputs, interactive workshops, group coaching sessions, field visits and many more. These sessions offer endless opportunities to discover the social entrepreneur in you. Professional coaches will support your individual development in a group setting.

An eco-friendly event:

Inspired by the previous edition of the TCP Forum in Budapest Hungary which focused on environmental awareness, the organizers endeavor to deliver an environmentally sustainable event, including site selection, menu compilation, coffee breaks and the materials we use. We believe it is important to show that there is always a way for events to be more eco-friendly, this being one of the principles of this project.

Objectives of the TCP 2019 Forum Madrid:

  • Encourage collaboration and partnership building between youth work and other sectors of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Raise awareness of and promote the solidarity dimension of social entrepreneurship policies and practices and their contribution to local development.
  • Offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices.
  • Use social enterprise and non-formal learning as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurial life skills.
  • Encourage creativity, innovation, participation, solidarity, diversity and social inclusion of young people.
  • Provide information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social entrepreneurship.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Spanish National Agency – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Dirección General de Juventud. Comunidad de Madrid – National Agency

Phone: +34 91

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Leticia Sánchez

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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: Design Your Thinking

Dates: 4-12 June 2019

Venue: Athens, Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland

Application deadline: 6th April 2019

Aspiring or practicing youth worker/entrepreneur? Join us in this journey to widen your creativity and your entrepreneurial mindset, using the Design thinking methodology to solve social challenges with European & local impact.

General Description

Thеrе arе many rеasons to promotе еntrеprеnеurship among young pеoplе sinсе it has a numbеr of bеnеfits. An obvious and signifiсant onе is that it сrеatеs еmploymеnt for thе pеrson owning thе businеss.

Howеvеr, far from being only used for business purposes, it is important to undеrlinе that Entrepreneurship is a mindset aсquired through a set skills whiсh helps youth adapt to various soсial and professional situations.

Mеanwhilе, fеw yоung pеоplе sеriоusly соnsidеr еntrеprеnеurship, thеy сan оftеn bе prisоnеr tо limiting thоughts rеgardlеss thе sсоpе оf thе оrganizatiоn / businеss / prоjесt thеy intеnd tо implеmеnt.

Thе mоst pоpular limiting thоughts сan bе rеlatеd tо finanсial сapabilitiеs and a lоw sеnsе оf initiativеs. Оn thе оthеr hand, yоuth with fеwеr оppоrtunitiеs arе faсing disсriminatiоn whеn aссеssing labоur markеts. Yеt, wе intеnd tо addrеss thе rеasоns bеhind thе disсriminatiоn and соmе up with tооls tо strеngthеn thе соmpеtеnсеs оf yоuth and build up thеir attitudеs and skills tо hеlp translating thеir wоrk idеas intо rеality.

Aims of the projeсt:
• To inсrease the сreative thinking and entrepreneurial сompetenсes of youth workers and trainers
• To experiment using the Design thinking Methodology in working with young people’s aiming to develop their entrepreneurial mindset;

The projeсts’ main aсtivity is a training сourse, whiсh speсifiс objeсtives are:

O1. To gather partiсipants in fulfilling a projeсt / business / soсial idea along the week of the aсtivity
O2. To experiment the Design thinking method aiming tо imprоve the partiсipants’ сreative thinking
O3. To identify barriers сausing yоuth unemplоyment and prоpоsal оf reсоmmendatiоns to the relevant stakeholders
O4. To сreate a toolkit based on Design thinking Methodology as a non-formal eduсational tool to be used in working with youth
O5. To highlight the trending forms of entrepreneurship (digital, soсial, green,..)

The partiсipants of the training will have a сhanсe to go through the proсess of Design Thinking and experienсe its 5 stages that help to navigate the proсess of сreative solutions finding: Disсovery, Interpretation, Ideation, Experimentation and Evaluation.

Taking plaсe in the region of Athens, Greeсe, the training сourse will gather 30 partiсipants with the profile below:
-Yоuth wоrkers: whо are empоwering yоung peоple, and regularly соnduсting lосal aсtivities (preferably nоn-fоrmal) that invоlve yоungsters оr have them as main target grоup and planning to implement
-Nоn-fоrmal eduсatiоn trainers/faсilitatоrs: Who have faсilitated previоus aсtivities aiming to drive the entrepreneurial learning of their partiсipants and interested in the Design thinking methodology and сreative thinking methods in general.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are 100% covered up to the Erasmus+ distance calculator corresponding amounts, using the cheapest and most convenient transportation methods.

This amount can not exceed 275€ for all participants and 180€ for Greek participants. Visa costs are reimbursed up to 100€ per participant from Turkey

Participation fee

There is participation fee40€

Application

 

Organiser:

Kohortti ry and Center for intercutural understanding – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@live.fr

Cluj EYC 2015

Training Course: Connector 5

Dates: 18-23 June 2019

Venue: Cluj Napoca, Romania

Eligible are 150 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th May 2019

Connector is a space aiming to bring together professionals passionate about learning in a participative and interactive manner, with a focus on practical experience. The event is based on sharing, learning and testing.

General Description

Why Connector?
Learning by doing and focusing on the participants needs and experience are key elements to personal and professional development.

With these in mind, the main objectives of the event are:
– to put together learning facilitators from different sectors and create synergies in order to create connections between non-formal learning, formal education and vocational training;
– to promote non-formal learning in Europe and Romania;
– to develop a space for identifying the common needs and challenges of all the stakeholders involved;
– to develop solutions for the identified needs and challenges through projects and network activities;
– to create a collaborative space for sharing methods, instruments, practices and efficient ideas for learning;
– to create future European partnerships, eligible under Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Programmes;
– to offer a set of methods and principles with large applicability in the learning environment and develop online tools available for the learning facilitators after the event.

Profile of participants
If you are a: trainer, youth worker, teacher, researcher, policy maker, adult educator, you are more than welcomed to apply for this event!
The language of the event is English, therefore a medium level of English is required in order to maximize the impact of the learning process.
The participants must represent an organization: school, NGO, foundation, university, public institution etc.

How will Connector happen? The event is based on sharing, learning and testing. Sharing
After the official opening and a short presentation about the history and purpose of the event we will start working. The entire event is a space of testing and sharing ideas, methods, good practices.

Learning
One day and a half will be focused on learning and developing knowledge, skills and attitudes. Brains and emotions will be equally involved in this process. Learning methods and tools (such as forum theater or improvisation theater, storytelling, graphic facilitation, living library, etc.) will be shared by experienced facilitators in parallel workshops and training courses (one workshop per participant).

Testing & planning
Participants will test the methods using performances or other type of interactive activities on a targeted audience. After learning and testing participants will have the opportunity to debrief, deconstruct, and plan their professional future through guided sessions.
The participants will also have the opportunity to plan future activities and develop future European partnerships.

Where will Connector happen?
The event takes place in Cluj Napoca, Romania, a city with a vibrant cultural and social life and a place very present on the non-formal learning stage, in Europe.
This event is funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Programs.

Connector 2019 is the fifth edition of this learning event.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

ANPCDEFP – National Agency

Phone: (+4) 021 201 0715

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Nicusor Ciobanu

E-Mail: nicusor.ciobanu@anpcdefp.ro

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.