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Seminar. Youth centres of the future. Luxembourg

Luxemburg

Seminar: Youth centres of the future

Dates: 18-19 June 2020

Venue: Luxembourg

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, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th April 2020

ATTENTION: DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF NEW DATES ONCE CONFIRMED!

The aim is to foster exchange and to brainstorm together if the orientation of youth policy and youth work in the setting of youth centres is still tailored to the needs and interests of young people.

General Description

The everyday lives of young people are fast changing. At the same time the youth centres in Luxembourg have existed for over two decades, and there is a possibility, that the needs of young people are developing faster than, and not necessary in accordance with the concept, architecture and equipment of the youth centres.

Therefore, it is essential to analyse on a regular basis if this is the case, and if so, further develop and adapt the concept of the youth centres.

Through a participative approach we would like to gather policy makers, youth workers, and researchers to discuss what the youth centres of the future could look like, what could be the role of the youth workers, how we can reach out to young people, what the impact of digitalisation could be, and if the findings and needs are different for small, medium and large municipalities.

The objectives of this 2-day seminar are:

  • Present the challenges to adapt the youth centres to the fast changing needs and interest of young people in the view of youth workers, researchers and policy makers
  • Make an inventory of different models of youth centres
  • Elaborate possible alternative concepts and approaches for locally embedded youth centres

Arrival on the 17.06 departures on the 20.06

This training is subject to the approval of the European Commission

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse – Youth Ministry

Phone: (+352) 247-75237

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Lynn Hendriks

E-mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

E-Mail: lynn.hendriks@men.lu

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.

Maiden Tower

Conference: Cross-Sectorial Conference on Strategic Partnership Between Business and Education Sectors

Dates: 27-30 June 2018

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 65 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 24th June 2018

This international conference will be organized to provide a ground for a solid cooperation among youth, education and labour sectors with the aim of improving the employability of young people.

General Description

The Commissioner Marianne Thyssen has stated in her speech ‘Avoiding a lost generation’: Despite being the generation with the highest education attainment ever, today’s young have paid the highest price for the crisis…However, high levels of unemployment co-exist with 2 million unfilled vacancies, an indicator that some people lack the right skills or mobility.

In Europe, the megatrends known by all such as globalisation, digitalisation and demographic change create an important impact on labour markets and businesses. A high percentage (40%) of European face a significant difficulty in finding employees those have the skills needed to grow and innovate. And also, 70 million Europeans lack adequate reading and writing skills and even more have poor numeracy and digital skills.

The labour market is constantly evolving. Skills, competences, and qualifications that people need change over time. To deal with these changes people need to be equipped with a variety of basic skills, including literacy, numeracy, foreign languages, science and digital skills.

Transversal skills, such as the ability to learn and initiative-taking, will help people deal with today’s varied and unpredictable career paths. Entrepreneurial skills will help contribute to employability of young people in particular, as well as supporting new business creation. Furthermore it is important to better identify and manage the availability of required skills, competences, and qualifications, and to help preventing skills gaps and mismatches. Effective communication between the labour market and the education and training sector is vital.

It is very clear that we all face the similar problems (shortage of skills, skills gap, skills mismatch etc.) in our countries with almost similar reasons. It seems that Europe is taking some steps to deal with the issue such as;
– Rethinking Education
– Key competences of lifelong learning
– The Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan
– The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

As the potential participants of this conference a platform we will create a platform;
– to define and well understand the problem
– to talk about on-going initiatives by EU
– to exchange information about national and local actions
– to share best experiences
– to create partnerships for future

With the participation of youth, education and labour sectors we might be able to see a cross-sectorial approach to the issue.

Why three sectors together in this event?
It is being highly discussed that the education cannot meet with the demands of labour sector. It is also being accepted by many that solely formal education will not be able to face the challenges of the rapid changes. There is always a gap.

Most of the skills being requested and to be requested in future are highly related with the soft skills. At this point, non formal learning and youth work might have a really great role in bridging this gap.

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 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.

Note for sending NAs: This activity will be financed with 2017 TCA

Application

 

Organizer:

Turkish National Agency

Phone: 00 90 312 409 62 60

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

TCA Unit

E-Mail: tca@ua.gov.tr

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.