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European Solidarity Corps. Life Sharing Project. United Kingdom

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European Solidarity Corps: Life Sharing Project

Dates: 24 February – 24 July 2020 (6 months volunteering project)

Venue: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Eligible are 1 or 2 participant(s) coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 18th December 2019

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Solidarity Corps 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.


The volunteer will spend 6 months at Camphill Community, located at the suburbs of Belfast and will work as a volunteer to promote rehabilitation and reintegration of people with fewer opportunities.

Volunteering has always been a fundamental aspect of what is provided at Glencraig. Each year 20 – 40 international volunteers would come and stay for at least a year at Glencraig. Most of these volunteers came from mainland Europe but some came from other Continents, Ireland and other parts of the UK.

In recent years there has been a decline in the number of volunteers coming to Glencraig because of this we set up a pilot project for three Erasmus+ volunteers who arrived in November 2018 and will stay for 1 year.

In order to expand on the pilot project, the Glencraig Life Sharing Project (GLSP) has been set up this will be an inclusive project where volunteers will live and work together with people who have a learning disability. The project will also be open to people with special needs and fewer opportunities.

  • Five days a week the volunteer will support people with a learning disability in one of the houses at Glencraig.
  • The volunteer will also be able to support people with a learning disability in the following inclusive settings: Farm, Garden, Estate, Laundry and Craft workshop.

The volunteer will be involved in volunteering activities for approximately 37.5 hours per week, either in the morning from 7am to 2.30pm or the afternoon/evening from 2pm to 9.30pm.

The volunteer will have two consecutive days off per week and 2.5 days holiday per month spread over the duration of the placement.

The volunteer will be able to access excellent public transport links to the nearby towns of Bangor, Holywood and Belfast. There are ESC volunteers in Belfast and Bangor, Glencraig will encourage volunteers participating in our project to link in with them during their stay. During the longer holiday periods volunteers can use the time to explore the lovely locations on the island of Ireland. Personal protective equipment will be provided but volunteers should bring adequate clothing for all weather conditions.

There will also be the opportunity for the volunteer to participate in the following social and cultural activities:

• Social and cultural activities organised in Glencraig and in the local area
• Participate in cultural projects such as plays, musical performances and activities
• Outdoor adventure, physical exercise and sporting activities
• Take part in activities that raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity, nature protection and the problems associated with climate change

Volunteer profile
The volunteer must be between 18 – 30 years of age at the start of the placement and have an interest in the following:

• Promote and develop inclusion for people with special needs and fewer opportunities
• Willing to engage with people who have a learning disability
• Enthusiastic to work in an environment with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and a wide range of abilities
• Undertake physical work that may be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Willing to engage in social and cultural activities outside of his/her primary volunteering activities
• It helps if the volunteer has a basic foundation in the English language and is willing to develop his/her skills in this language

The volunteer should have an interest in the following ESC topics:

• Health and wellbeing
• Environment and natural protection
• Creativity and Culture

The volunteer will have the possibility to develop his/her knowledge and experience in the following ESC areas:

• Working with disabled people
• Working with children / young people
• Healthcare
• Environment and natural protection
• Arts / music

The volunteer should be interested in developing the following qualities in themselves and others:

• Friendly, approachable and develop positive social relationships with others.
• Patient, supportive, respectful and be able to care for yourself and others.
• Inter cultural learning, the ability to communicate in different languages and by using other communication techniques e.g. Makaton.
• Creativity, with ability to think on your feet and adapt to the environment to provide enriching positive experiences for yourself and others.
• Skills and competence that will support your continual professional and personal development.
• Responsible, positive, enthusiastic attitude, increased understanding and awareness of yourself and others.



This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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: 220 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)




YiA 18, in partnership with Association Camphill Community Glencraig – Youth NGO


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 (18-30 years old), residents of Greece.

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Training Course: Youth in Contact

Dates: 8-16 May 2020

Venue: Saintes, Resid

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Italy, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 24th January 2020

Contact Improvisation is a dance form based on the spontaneous communication between moving bodies that are in physical contact. We will explore Contact Improvisation by practicing it and develop resources to be applied in youth organisations.

General Description

The focus of Contact Improvisation is on giving and receiving, exchanging the body’s weight between the dancers. The dancers’ dialogue is the free improvisation, generating instant compositions, finding a free expression space to develop how to listen, how to communicate non-verbally, discovering oneself on the way.

We will develop resources based on Contact Improvisation to be applied in youth organisations working with young people with fewer opportunities.

Our objectives are:

  • Introduce Contact Improvisation and its philosophy as an innovative methodology with broad potential from the artistic, pedagogical and social point of view, to youth workers and educators, providing tools that can be applied in their projects.
  • Explore Contact Improvisation as an inclusive dance, enabling participants to question gender stereotypes, physical or age differences, finding atonement with themselves and others through non-judgemental body expression.
  • Educate the holistic awareness of oneself and others, emphasizing the learning process through a balance between body and mind.
  • Discover the physical, emotional and psychic benefits of human contact, dissociating it from the sexual perspective.

This training course is for you if:

  • You are a youth worker or an educator working on a regular basis with a group of youngsters
  • You are willing to explore the possibilities of Contact Improvisation as an innovative tool in your daily work
  • You are officially resident of France, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia or Spain
  • You are able to work in English
  • You are open to listen to your body and let it be your guide
  • You are ready to connect with others in a different level

By taking part in this project, participants will:

  • learn what is Contact Improvisation by practicing it;
  • be more aware of their personal development through connecting with their bodies in a deeper level;

  • learn a set of Contact Improvisation exercises that can be applied in their organisations;
  • and develop new ways how Contact Improvisation can be applied to Youth Work, connecting it with concepts such as inclusion, conflict management, sustainability, leadership, deep communication and creativity, among others.

Our intention is that participants have an impact in the organisation level through sharing, spreading and applying Contact Improvisation in the local and international communities.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

This training course is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Comission, therefore accommodation, food, materials and the program are covered.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs up to the maximum amount specified below will be reimbursed after the training course:

  • France: 20 EUR
  • Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Spain: 275 EUR
  • Cyprus and Estonia: 360 EUR

Participation fee

Participants contribution is 70€, to be paid in cash upon arrival.

Apart from the 70€, the sending organisations from each country are entitled to ask for an internal fee, which in all cases will need to be paid even if you found the training in SALTO and not in their communication channels.




Les Schini’s – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: International Training on Management and Certification of Local Volunteering

Dates: 18-25 November 2019

Venue: Genova, Italy

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st October 2019

Training course within the framework of the project GloCal Recognition, funded by the European Union, aimed at the development of the Turkish Civil Society.

General Description

The training will instruct third-sector representatives and operators on the management of local volunteering projects and on the GloCal Recognition Certification system: during the week, participants from Italy, Europe and Turkey, will be confronted and trained on how to manage, engage and support local volunteers in their own organization.

In addition, they will be coached on the functioning of GloCal Recognition Certification Platform through theoretical explanations followed by practical parts in which participants will test the system in small groups.

There will be a part dedicated to the analysis of acquired skills and to the support of volunteers, both in group situations and in individual interviews. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to develop new partnerships and projects with the other participating organizations, while at the same time being able to meet representatives of some of Turkey’s leading non-profits.

Summary of the Project:

“GloCal Recognition” (no. TR2015 / DG / 01 / A5-02 / 397) is one of the 12 projects selected within the Programme ” “Unione Europea – Turchia Dialogo della Società Civile – V Schema di finanziamento della Società Civile” funded by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union itself. The goal of the programme is to promote cooperation between Turkish and European civil societies.

GloCal Recognition is developing a system for the recognition of soft skills acquired during local volunteering. The system will be adapted from “Global Recognition”, a platform previously created by Joint in cooperation with organizations from South America and Europe, that is, instead, aimed at the certification of international volunteering experiences. This Project will therefore foster lasting cooperation between Turkish and European NGOs and will enable youth and local organisations to add value at their work.

The main result we want to reach through GloCal Recognition is the creation of a platform translated into Italian, English and Turkish which will include:

  • A soft-skills Evaluation Framework and a system to issue the Certificate;
  • E-learning modules designed to support users in getting more understanding and awareness about their own soft-skills;
  • A toolkit featuring examples of non-formal education methodologies for both young people and Youth organisations, which will support them in the assessment process of the acquired skills.
  • The project also includes the promotion and dissemination of the platform through the web and various social media channels.


Maximum of 10 participants from EU countries: they will be selected within people with a relevant and long-lasting experience in non-profit organizations working with local volunteers. Within these organizations, participants can be either volunteers or employed staff members, but the most important thing is that they need to be well acquainted with the work of their organization and be able to report to them what they’ve learned during the training.


  • To share good practices and to be trained on methodologies for the management and involvement of local volunteers;
  • To test the non-formal methodologies that will be complementary to the e-learning modules, aimed at supporting both young people and organizations in using the GloCal Recognition certification system;

  • To gather feedback on the GloCal Certification and support System;
  • To provide a chance for intercultural exchange and partnership building by promoting cooperation and intercultural understanding.


  • To increase the involved organisations’ management skills of volunteers;
  • To test non-formal methods to support the certification process;
  • To improve the GloCal Recognition certification and support System;
  • To increase participants’ intercultural skills and to create new partnerships.



This project is funded by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union

Accommodation and food

All the food and accommodation expenses are covered by the project as well as travel expenses, which will be 100% covered. To participate, one must register with Associazione Joint while no project participation fee is required.

Travel reimbursement

The travel will be refund 100% up to 300€ for EU participants and 100€ for italian participants.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable




Associazione di promozione sociale Joint – Youth NGO

Phone: +390256568779

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tommaso Pescetto Cosentino

E-Mail: info@associazionejoint.org

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Seminar: Play it Forward

Dates: 11-17 January 2020

Venue: Training Centre “Daugirdiskes”, Lithuania

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Republic of North Macedonia, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 21st October 2019

Play it Forward is a 5-day seminar offering youth work trainers the opportunity to explore and embrace the technology and opportunities the digital creative world offers to better understand how we can disseminate the outcomes and impact of our work.

General Description

Objectives of the Training Course

  •  Allowing trainers the opportunity to explore tools for media production and digital communication to ensure the reach to young people and other stakeholders.
  • Supporting trainers and their ability to assess and measure impact and outcomes; disseminate results and build digital competences to do this.
  • Offering trainers space to improve quality of training events and trainers’ competences through collaboration and learning together,
  • Fostering innovation and internationalisation in education and training organisations, involving trainers working in the field of youth.

Selection Criteria and Process

Minimum criteria for participants, who are trainers working in the field of youth:

  •  desire to build their digital competence
  • desire to improve trainer competences
  • ability to communicate and work in English
  • available to prepare, participate in full duration of the Seminar from 11th – 17th January 2020
  • willingness to apply learning, knowledge and skills acquired
  • be resident in one of the eligible countries.

The pre-selection will be done by our country partners and final selection will be done together with the whole partnership by the 28th Oct.


The seminar will take place in a training centre in a rural area 45 km. away from Vilnius.

Please check the financial conditions of participation.

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Youth programme.


The team of 3 includes:

Laimonas Ragauskas, expert on recognition of non-formal learning and in digital technology for education.

Buzz Bury, professional artist, youth and community worker and experienced international trainer.

Jan Lai, Non Formal Education trainer and facilitator with a specialization in e-learning and a strong interest in digital media literacy and critical thinking.



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

Accommodation and food

Board, Lodging, Local travel costs are covered by the Erasmus+ grant.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms with 2-3 people without the possibility to have a single room.

Travel reimbursement

Travel will be reimbursed based on the actual costs and participants should take the cheapest travel options. Reimbursement will not exceed the travel cost limits set by the Erasmus+ program as detailed below. Visa costs will be reimbursed up to a max of 60 € per person.

  • Lithuania = max. 20 euro.
  • Belarus = max. 180 eur.
  • Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, North Macedonia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Serbia, UK, Russia, Ukraine = max. 275 eur.
  • Armenia, Italy, Turkey = max. 360 eur. (if distance is above 2000 km.; 275 Eur, if its’ below 2000 km.)

Participation fee

40 EUR to cover extra training costs. (possibility for reduction, if justified)




Lithuanian Association of Non-formal Education – Youth NGO

Phone: +37065794041

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsPlay It Forward Timeschedule.pdf

Contact for questions:

Laimonas Ragauskas

E-Mail: neformaliai@gmail.com

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Training Course: Dictionary of Youth

Dates: 18-27 October 2019

Venue: Murzasihle, Poland

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 13th September 2019

The aim of this training course is to provide practical tools to participants to improve their communication competences, both- verbal and non-verbal in English for social inclusion of refugees, migrants as well as youth from intercultural background

General Description

The aim of this training course is to provide practical tools to participants to improve their communication competences, both- verbal and non-verbal (skills, attitudes and knowledge) in English for social inclusion of refugees, migrants as well as youth from intercultural background (ethnical/ religious minorities).


-To develop strategies to handle communications in working with diverse groups of refugees, migrants and people with fewer opportunities (ethnical/ religious minorities) .
-To develop English communication and non-verbal strategies to tackle cultural differences in order to facilitate understanding in intercultural and international partnerships
– to create space for NGOs and youth workers to cooperate in the implementation of joint initiatives in the topic of integration of migrants and refugees on local, regional and international level;
– To exchange best practices in relation to youth work and intercultural learning and migration
-To provide participants with practical tools to activate and improve their English language skills
-To help participants improve their existing communication skills in English and in non-verbal communication in order to develop educational activities for social inclusion of migrants and refugees
-To rehearse practical situations where English and non-verbal communication is required
-To provide information and vocabulary about mobility and Erasmus+ programmes as well as project management in order to create joint initiatives in the topic of integration of migrants and refugees
-To support design communication and dissemination activities adjusted to projects, target groups, scope of activities, especially in the topic of integration of migrants, refugees and people with fewer opportunities
-To facilitate the building of long-lasting partnerships among participants’ and NGOs for future Collaboration

Criteria for selection:
– Experience in youth work and active participation in the sending organization activities and work
– Motivation to participate in 100% of the length of the project
– Commitment to follow up activities
– Commitment to disseminate the project results
– Direct or indirect work with migrants/ refugees/ asylum seekers/ minorities
-Motivation to improve communication skills in English as well as non-verbal communication skills.

Please Note:

This project is not for beginners in English or youth work. By participating in the project you commit for dissemination and follow-up activities.



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


Accommodation and food

Board and lodging of the participants will be fully covered by the organisers. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 2-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs for the activity will be reimbursed accordingly to the following limit:

  •  Poland 20€
  •  Serbia 180€
  • Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Turkey   275€
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation 360€

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 20 EUR per participant




Fundacja Innowacyjnej Edukacji – Youth NGO

Phone: +48512567801

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mateusz Gorecki

E-Mail: mateuszgorecki1@gmail.com

Training Course. Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups. Latvia

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

This is a course for professional development of youth workers, educators and youth leaders who would like to organise educational projects and programmes with mixed ability groups using Human Rights Education.

General Description

Training course “Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups” is a training course for professional development of youth workers, educators and leaders of educational programmes who would like to organize educational projects, programmes and activities with mixed ability groups through human rights education.

During the Training Course participants will discover:

-How to run mixed ability inclusive youth educational activities and projects based on Human Rights Education and non-formal learning approach;
– The values, principles, concepts and methods of human rights education;
– The principles of development and running of educational programmes within Human rights education field;
– Quality and particularities of human rights education activity with mixed ability groups of young people;
– What is the experiential learning cycle;
– Effective tips and hints on how to make HRE inclusive
– The levels of responsibility working in activities and projects with youth groups of mixed ability nature;
– Effective tools and instruments of inclusive youth worker and educator;
– The realities and best practices of youth educational activities and projects in EU, Eastern Partnership region and Russia;

The recognition of youth work, Youthpass and different learning instruments, youth worker’s competences and assessment.

Participants will also:

– Work in international groups;
– Get practical experience preparing and running human rights education activities with mixed ability groups during the trainiing course;
– Explore recent developments of youth work field;
– Set personal and professional development aims;
– Have an opportunity to develop international and local educational projects in the field of youth within and outside Erasmus+ programme.

It is expected that participants (together or individually) will organise local training/educational activities after the training course integrating human rights education and mixed ability approaches.

Profile of participants:

– Youth workers and youth leaders who act as youth educators in educational programmes and projects representing NGOs, working directly with young people with some experience of educational programmes with mixed-ability groups or without, but having strong dedication to introduce mixed ability approach and human rights education in their work;

– Interested in development of their organisation/institution and inclusive youth work in their respective city, region, country and Europe;
– Motivated for further professional development
– Aged: 18+;
– Able to communicate and work in Russian;
– Able to participate in the full duration of the course



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

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

Visa cost cover 100% and travel costs will be paid within the limits set by the Erasmus+ programme.

Limits for countries (most economic route will be required):

  • Latvia – 20 Eur/180 Euro (depending on the region),
  • Estonia, Lithuania – 180 Euro
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Germany – 275 Euro
  • Russian Federation – 275 Eur/360 Eur (depending on the region),
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan – 360 Euro,

Please do not buy tickets before you get confirmation about acceptance and note from the organisers to buy the tickets!

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.




Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

Rossio Square, Portugal

Training Course ComEdu: Comics as a Method in Education

Dates: 22-28 October 2019

Venue: Portugal

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Estonia, Latvia, Portugal

Application deadline: 25th September 2019

Training course for educators, youth workers and comic artists from Latvia, Estonia and Portugal to explore comics as a tool in youth work, improve their facilitation skills and develop new methods.

General Description

The objectives of the training course:

  • to strengthen the network between the partners, comic artists and educators / youth workers;

  •  to share, learn and evaluate the educational comics created by the co-working teams and to develop methods based on them to use in youth work;
  •  to discover comics as a tool in youth work;
  •  to develop facilitators’ competence to use the comic methods working with youth;
  •  to plan dissemination activities for the methods developed.

Apply if you are:

  •  Youth Worker / Educator or Comic Artist that is actively involved in youth work and collaborates with one of the partner organizations;
  •  18+ years old resident of Latvia, Estonia or Portugal;
  •  English speaker (the working language of the project is English);
  •  ready to actively participate in the whole training course in Portugal (near Lisbon) 22 – 28 October 2019;
  •  ready to learn and contribute to developing educational materials on how the comics can be applied in non-formal education;
  •  ready to organize a local activity – the comics exhibition opening and workshops in your local community together with other participants and the partner organization from your country.

Program Outline
22 Oct → Arrivals. Welcome dinner. Introduction & getting to know each other, program, practicalities. History of the project.
23 Oct → Aims, objectives of the project. Group building & resources. The exhibition of intellectual output – educational comics. Comics as a method in youth work.
24 Oct → Discovering different comic workshop techniques & methods and facilitation styles. Designing comic workshops. Preparation – developing the content, methods and materials.
25 Oct → Comic workshops in practice: comic workshops delivered by participants and the opening of the exhibition at Amadora Comic Festival. Feedback.
26 Oct → Collection of methods and materials for reports and e-book. Future ideas.
27 Oct → Future plans & follow-up: planning for dissemination events – content, program, logistics. Evaluation. Reports. Visibility.
28 Oct → Departures

This training course is part of long-term strategic partnership project “ComEdu: Comics for Education” that aims to improve and expand international youth work by bringing comic artists and youth workers together and developing comics as a learning and communication tool in non-formal education.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

The travel expenses will be reimbursed up to:

  • 300 EUR for Latvian and Estonian participants and
  • up to 25 EUR for Portuguese participants.

The reimbursement will be done by bank transfer to a bank account after the successful participation in the training course, providing all travel documents and after delivering the expected outcome (local event).

Participation fee

There is no participation fee in terms of money. However, the participants are expect to invest their time and energy to fully participate in the training course and contribute in creating methods for applying educational comics in youth work and to organize an event of comics exhibition, educational comics book opening and workshop for youth and youth workers in their country.




Grafiskie Stāsti – Latvia & Rota Jovem – Portugal & NGO Mondo – Estonia

Phone: +37126543206

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sanita Muižniece

E-Mail: sanita.muizniece@gmail.com