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Training Course – ETS Training for Trainers: From Knowing to Being

Dates: 25-31 May 2020

Venue: Yspertal, Austria

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries, Eastern Partnership Countries

Application deadline: 31st March 2020

Are you ready to live through and reflect on using and applying the ETS competence model for trainers working internationally with a focus on attitudes, values and inner readiness? If yes, we are looking forward to meet you in this training course!

General Description

Jugend für Europa, the German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme in cooperation with SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre, is glad to announce the third edition of this training course addressed to training for trainers & youth workers, as well as educators of youth workers, who are ready to live through and reflect on using and the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level with a specific focus on attitudes, values and inner readiness.

The intentions of this training course are:

  • To explore the role of the third layer of the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level (attitudes, values, beliefs, inner readiness) in trainers’ competence development.
  • To raise awareness of trainers on the interconnectedness between their inner state and the outer action.
  • To deepen the self-awareness of trainers with regards to their personal third layer and its impact on their training work.
  • To support trainers in identifying and working with their learning needs as well as applying the actual learning outcomes for their next step in their professional development.
  • To deepen the understanding of how to use competence models in training /curriculum development by focusing on some essential dimensions: attitudes, values, beliefs and inner readiness.

Should you be interested by this course, please be ready for the following elements:

  • A methodology based on the principles of experiential learning
  • Experiential outdoor activities (e.g. walks, exercises and a possible night outside in the nature)
  • Regular individual and group reflection moments
  • Mindfulness-based exercises
  • Self-assessment using the ETS Competence Model to support working with actual learning needs

In order to continue the reflection process and check in on the personal learning of the participants, a consolidation seminar is planned 18-21 October 2020 (to be confirmed, and place to be defined). Applicants should therefore reserve these dates as well. Interested applicants with mobility impairment should first contact the organisers.

The course will follow the same principles developed for the COMETS series of trainings:

  • Awareness: me – the group – the field – the context;
  • Readiness to question and to review practice;
  • Readiness to stretch boundaries;
  • Being explicit about choices as trainers;
  • Integrity: Walk the talk!
  • Giving space to the whole person: body – mind – soul – heart;
  • Awareness: Being here as learner in a community of learners;
  • Giving to Caesar what’s Caesars’: acknowledging [re]sources of practice.

The team of trainers for this training course are Peter Hofmann, Arturas Deltuva, and Angelica Paci.

Following the selection process, the training team will contact the participants with specific information and tasks regarding the self-assessment to be done as preparation to the course.

This training course is addressed to trainers and educators being active and advanced in the implementation of (international) trainings. It offers them an opportunity to raise their awareness on how their attitudes, values, beliefs and their inner readiness impact on their work as trainer or educator.

The overall purpose of the training course is to lift the potential of participants to take further steps in their professional development. In this context, advanced means that the trainers-learners have the capacity to direct and reflect upon their own learning and in particular, the ability to self-assess their own competences.

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.

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC 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 to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Training & Cooperation (SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Blanka Thees

E-Mail: blanka@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 ETS: COMETS on Being Civically Engaged

Dates: 6-12 June 2020

Venue: Germany

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries, Eastern Partnership Countries

Application deadline: 5th April 2020

Training for Trainers focusing on the dimension of being civically engaged, based on the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level.

General Description

In the context of the European Training Strategy (ETS) the SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO T&C RC) developed the Competence Model for Trainers Working at International Level. The COMETS training courses – or rather learning experiences – were developed as a support for trainers in their competence development, each course focusing on one competence area of the above-mentioned model.

Hence, with this call, JUGEND für Europa, the German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme together with SALTO T&C RC invite trainers to take part in this seventh edition of COMETS: ‘Being civically engaged’.

This particular dimension from the model encompasses the following competences:

  •  Linking (youth) policies and educational programmes
  • Integrating political values and beliefs in the context of the trainers work
  • Supporting learners in developing political thinking
  • Applying democracy and human rights principles

Taking the above into account, the intentions of the course are:

  •  To explore the personal, internal and external influences on the role of trainers (politics, policies, environment, social and economical contexts, etc.);
  • To reflect and share on the notions of ethics and ethos of trainers;
  • To work on the attitudes of trainers with regards to authenticity, openness, curiosity and dealing with personally challenging values and beliefs;
  • To reflect on and explore the possible limits of the ‘civic/political role of trainers’ in their practice;
  • To reflect on human rights principles and human rights education in the work of trainers.

COMETS training courses intend principally to offer trainers a space to reflect, exchange and contrast their practice and understanding with regard to a certain ETS competence area. The main purpose is to enable participants to take further steps in their professional practice.

This is not a classical training course in the sense of receiving tools and development of the practical aspect of being a trainer. The focus of a COMETS is more introspective, requiring self-examination of practice, attitude, understanding and behaviour, as well as a desire to improve in one’s practice.

No matter the focus on each course, COMETS are all based on a series of principles, which are:

  •  Awareness: me – the group – the field – the context;
  • Readiness to question and to review practice;
  • Readiness to stretch boundaries;
  • Being explicit about choices as trainers;
  • Integrity: Walk the talk!
  • Giving space to the whole person: body – mind – soul – heart;
  • Awareness: Being here as learner in a community of learners;
  • Giving to Caesar what’s Caesars’: acknowledging [re]sources of practice.

The team of trainers for this COMETS edition are Christin Voigt and Nik Paddison. Following the selection process, the training team will contact the participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme. This is to ensure that the needs of the participants will be taken into account in order to maximise the potential the course offers.

Participant profile:

COMETS is a non-classical training for trainers which provides advanced trainers at international level with opportunities to come together to reflect upon, discuss and develop. In the context of COMETS, ‘advanced’ means that the trainer-learner has the capacity to direct their own learning and in particular, the ability to self-assess their own competences.

The general aims of the COMETS training courses are:

  •  To contribute to quality development of youth work and of training practise in the field;
  • To put the ETS competence model into practice;
  • To support National Agencies and other youth sector organizations in working with trainers on competence development;
  • To contribute to the professional development of trainers in the field.

Please find attached the guiding principles developed for the COMETS training courses and at  further information around the series of COMETS.

In cooperation with some Erasmus+ Youth Programme National Agencies SALTO T&C RC has developed a strategy to provide opportunities for trainers to develop their competences according to their needs and needs of training providers like National Agencies. Please find more information here.

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.

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC 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 to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Training & Cooperation – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack COMET Training Course.pdf

Contact for questions:

Blanka Thees

E-Mail: blanka@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: The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 23-28 June 2020

Venue: TBC, Georgia

Eligible are 30 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 20th April 2020

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe). This time it will involve countries from EECA and Russia

General Description

Why this Training Course?

  •  To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods.
  •  To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.

  •  To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.
  •  To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
  •  To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).
  •  To reconsider daily youth work practices.
  •  To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

How it will be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring…

To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

The pedagogical process

A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:

  • Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation exercise…)
  • Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…
  • Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people

  • Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.
  • Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

Participants should be at least 18 years old and should have a good level of English.

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

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC 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 to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: +48 22 46 31 461

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack the Power of NFE Georgia.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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Seminar: Mentoring under construction!

Dates: 24-26 March 2020

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are 30 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countriesSouthern Mediterranean countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 10th February 2020

The event to put together resources and good practice from all over Europe in order to get inspiration for good quality mentoring.

General Description

Mentoring is one of the key processes that makes a difference among volunteering projects in European Solidarity Corps or European Voluntary Service and other types of youth projects. In the last 30 years a vast experience has been accumulated in supporting volunteers. It is the time to harvest it and find inspiration for the next step.

Who?

Anybody with relevant experience when it comes to mentorship such as:
• experienced mentors;
• volunteers that had a relevant experience due to mentoring process;
• trainers involved in training courses addressing mentoring;
• representatives from organisations that have a big number of volunteers and that works a lot with mentors;
• persons involved in strategic partnerships projects addressing mentoring;
• representatives from NAs that developed programs on mentoring.

Important notice: experience in mentoring is the most important criteria in selecting the participants!

Why?

The event will focus on three main objectives:
• Explore the current needs regarding mentoring process in project supported by European Solidarity Corps programme
• Explore the resources available for assuring a qualitative mentoring process
• Mind the gap between what is needed, and it is already there – plan future actions / programs / initiatives that will support a qualitative mentoring process

The international event “Mentoring under construction” has as main aim to explore and harvest the existing resources for supporting a qualitative mentoring process.

During the past years, different NAs developed different understandings and tool to assure a qualitative mentoring process. In the European Solidarity Corps program, mentoring should be provided to all participants in volunteering activities and in jobs and traineeships projects.

This event will gather different expertise that exist in the network of the NAs in relation with mentoring and training of mentors, to discuss about different approaches and tools used to assure quality in mentoring process and to generate future activities in partnership that will support the process of mentoring in the European Solidarity Corps programme.

How?

This transnational three-day seminar will gather know-how in addressing mentorship process. The event wants to be a first one that puts persons with experience in the same place and will offer the frame for new initiatives to be created.

The participants will have the space to share their needs for mentoring processes, to share their experience and to create new initiatives.

The methodology of the seminar will be based on the Art of Hosting in order to collect as much input as possible and to share it among the participants during the event but also to other interested parties, after the event.

The activities will be organized around the following topics:
• Sharing good practices, tools and methods used in mentoring
• Understanding how the roles of the mentors are put in practice in real project situations
• Developing a plan of action for future activities in order to improve the quality of mentoring.

Meaningful learning experiences
Ecourage
Nurture
Tranform
Orientation
Relation building

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

Cost for accommodation, food and local logistics will be covered by the Romanian National Agency through the European Solidarity Corps budget.

Travel reimbursement

Participants from the Program Countries: – to be covered by the sending National Agency

Participants from the Partner Countries: – to be covered by the Romanian National Agency through reimbursement after the event.

Participation fee

No participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

European Solidarity Corps Resource Center in cooperation with the Romanian National Agency for European Solidarity Corps

Co-organisers:

  • European Solidarity Corps Resource Center – SALTO Resource Centre
  • Hungarian National Agency for European Solidarity Corps – National Agency

Phone: +40212010722

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andrei Popescu

E-Mail: andrei.popescu@ancpdefp.ro

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ETS training course COMETS: Designing Educational Programmes

Dates: 16-22 February 2020

Venue: Dunboyne, Ireland

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 18th October 2019

COMETS is a one-week course that supports advanced trainers to explore a certain competence area defined by the ETS Competence Model for Trainers. This edition focuses on ‘Designing Educational Programmes’.

General Description

Aim:

To explore and reflect on one’s practice when designing educational programmes.

Intentions:

  • To raise awareness on your personal and professional patterns when designing educational programme.
  • To reflect educational programmes design concepts from different perspectives

  • To understanding the complexities of designing educational programmes
  • To explore ways to stimulate, support and empower groups through inspiring educational programmes
  • To explore the roles and responsibilities of trainers regarding the impact of educational programme.
  • To explore how the design of educational programmes is influenced by the principles and values of Non Formal Learning.

The competences that this COMETS tackles are:

  • Choose and designing appropriate methods for collection, interpreting and disseminating information
  • Developing an educational approach based on the principles and values of non-formal learning
  • Designing an evaluation process and impact assessment
  • Integrating ICT, e-learning and other tools and methods into the educational activity
  • Transferring knowledge or values related to the activity to learners
  • Integration learners’ socio-political backgrounds into the education programme

Target Group:

COMETS is a training for trainers format which provides trainers, advanced in the implementation of international trainings for youth workers, with opportunities to come together to reflect upon, discuss and develop further on different competence areas of the ETS competence model.

In the context of COMETS, ‘advanced’ means that trainers-learners have the capacity to direct their own learning and in particular, the ability to self-assess their own competences and review their own training practice.

About COMETS:

COMETS is part of the NA Strategic Partnership supporting competence development of trainers and herewith the quality of the training courses for youth workers implemented by these trainers.

Further reading is available about

Arrivals and departures:

Please note that arrivals are foreseen by the 16th evening (by dinner time which is at 19:30) and departures are foreseen on the 22nd morning.

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

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC 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 to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Leargas – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: +35318771202

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack COMETS.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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 Keep Going forward: Become entrepreneur

Dates: 21-29 November 2019

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, France, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th October 2019

Erasmus+ youth mobility, training course for youth workers regarding the topic of Social Entrepreneurship, 21-29 November, 2019, in Bakuriani, Georgia.

General Description

Many years of working with young people at risk of exclusion made us realize that providing young people with any kind of job is not the ultimate goal, as this might just shift them from being UNemployed to being MISemployed (having a job that brings them no benefits except for basic income).

We believe social entrepreneurship is a way not only for providing individuals with work places, but also for bringing a substantial positive change in the whole communities.

The lack of knowledge and tools on the topic is especially visible among the countries outside of the EU, therefore the project brings together partners from both Program and EaP countries. This is also the one of the reason we have chosen to organize this current project in Georgia.

Profile of Participants

  • Age 18+, there is no max. age limitation
  • Able to communicate in English fluently
  • Experienced Youth Workers or individuals who are interested in starting youth work
  • Motivated to explore new ideas and methods regarding the topic of social entrepreneurship

Objectives

1. To promote the knowledge about social entrepreneurship and its potential benefits for young people at risk of exclusion from labor market.
2. To explore and discuss the challenges and solutions connected to work with young people who struggle to find a job.
3. To get to know best practices of successful social entrepreneurship that reduced the unemployment level and to provide participants with inspiration in the field.
4. To popularize entrepreneurship among young people by stimulating resourcefulness and creativity;

5. To equip youth-workers and then youth organizations with, tools, methodologies, and techniques to develop projects on the promotion of social entrepreneurship;
6. Creating networking among young people of European Union and Eastern Partnership Countries.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Organizers will cover all the expenses of accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Maximum travel reimbursements per person per country:

  • Georgia 0 Euro
  • Armenia 150 Euro
  • Belarus, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine 245 Euro
  • Germany, Croatia, Poland 330 Euro
  • France 500 Euro

 

 

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Centre interculturel du développement – Youth NGO

Phone: +995597757984

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Co-organiser:

  • Caucasus Youth Nexus – Youth NGO

Contact for questions:

Levan Gorgadze

E-Mail: caynexyia@gmail.com

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PBA for rural based organizations

Dates: 2-7 December 2019

Venue: Georgia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Georgia, Latvia, Poland

Application deadline: 30th September 2019

The aim of PBA is promoting the networking and establishment of long-term partnership between youth organizations from Programme (Latvia, Poland) and Eastern Partnership Countries (Georgia) in field of rural youth work and rural development.

General Description

The PBA will support of developing capacity of youth workers and partners in Erasmus+ KA1 and KA2 Eastern partnership Window strands and to establish partnerships for youth and youth work projects for targeted on rural youth and youth living in remote area.

Specific objectives of the partnership-building activity:
– Exploring quality teamwork and partnership on European level projects
– Sharing realities related to youth work programmes existing in our organisations / communities
– Understanding and sharing the situations and challenges to face when organising youth/ youth work projects in rural area
– Introducing in details Erasmus+ (KA1 and KA2 EaP window ) programme
– Introducing in details the procedures and respective application forms of the Erasmus+
– Initiating and developing Erasmus+ projects using youth work in rural and remote areas

We expect from participants to be able to represent their sending organisations and enter into new partnerships and new project proposals during this PBA.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

The travel, accommodation, food and the program itself are co-funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ program.

Travel reimbursement

The organizers will reimburse travel costs for the amount showed in the original boarding passes, tickets and invoices, up to the limits indicated in the Erasmus+ program guide.

Limit for international travel cost for participants:

  • from Poland, Latvia 360 EUR per person
  • from Georgia 15 EUR per preson

Participation fee

No participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Association “Merkuri” – Youth NGO

Phone: +995599617847

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Olga Kikava

E-Mail: merkuringo@gmail.com