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Piece of Peace in Finland

Study Visit: International Countryside

Dates: 14-18 October 2019

Venue: Lappeenranta, Lemi, Rautjärvi, Finland

Eligible are 25-30 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 1st September 2019

Small organisations in rural areas can find human resources as a challenge in organising international youth projects. This study visit shows good practices in one region in Finland. The countryside can be international!

General Description

Do you want to meet other youth workers from countryside, villages, rural centres and small towns, where distances, human resources and size of the organisation can cause challenges for international youth projects?

We know that international youth work can be done in villages and small towns, regardless of the challenges. We also know the impact of these projects can be much larger in small places than large cities.

Practices from Eastern Finland

We will look at the cooperation of actors in a Finnish region South Carelia. During the study visit you will see how international activities were initiated in the region with the help of the largest town and how the small villages learned to adopt international activities as a permanent part of their work.

You will meet young people who have been part of international projects, see how projects have been carried out in small places and explore what kind of benefits of regional cooperation gives.

Objectives:

  • compare realities of rural areas in different parts of Europe
  • understand how international youth projects can be done in the rural areas
  • see examples of projects and working ways

  • find partners for future projects
  • explore the opportunities of EU’s youth programmes (Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps) in rural settings
  • Participants from the countryside

Do you carry out regular youth work or youth activities in a rural setting? If you are working in a public or non-governmental organisation in a small rural town, in a village or in a coutryside centre, you can benefit from this study visit.

You should be over 18 and and your role in the organisation should be active – maybe you organise regular activities directly to the young people in your organisation or you want to develop your organisation towards international projects.

It does not matter, if you have never organised an international youth activity. This can be your step into the European projects. If you have experiences, you should be curious to explore new ways in working in projects.

If you are from a big city and or you represent a university student organisations we will not prioritise your application. If you are a volunteer in your organisation, your role should be relevant in the planning and implementation of the organisation’s activities.

Municipal youth work and NGOs

The study visit will visit the City of Lappeenranta, Municipality of Rautjärvi and Lemi 4H Organisation. We will be accommodated in Lappeenranta and visit the other villages in the region.

Participants from Europe and Eastern Partnership+ Russia

The call is open for all Erasmus+ Programme Countries, however, the following countries have signed up as partners and therefore we will prioritise applicants from Austria, Belgium (FR), Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, Finland and Switzerland.

If you are from some other country, you can apply, but your country may not have reserved money for sending participants to this activity. If you want to know how the travel costs are covered or if your country is sending participants, you have to contact the national agency in your own country.

You are welcomed to join the study visit from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan or Armenia. If you will be selected, Finland will cover your travel and visa costs.

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.

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). 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:

EDUFI, National Agency of Erasmus+ in Finland – National Agency

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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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PBA Inclusion matchmaking SPI: Find European partners for inclusion projects

Dates: 6-10 October 2019

Venue: Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Eligible are 100 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, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 9th June 2019

SPI Inclusion matchmaking – Find European partners for inclusion Projects. The aim of the event is to encourage and support inclusive projects in the framework of Erasmus+ Programme and the European Solidarity Corps programme.

General Description

Inclusion projects and players in their home countries are well connected. However, European inclusion networking across borders is still a challenge.

This partnership-building activity tackles this challenges by providing a European networking opportunity for professionals dealing with inclusion and those who are looking for partners in EU projects about inclusion.

For instance, professionals focussing on youth with special needs (disability, health challenges) will get the chance to network and explore inclusion opportunities in the EU programmes Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps. Both programmes offer tools for empowering and supporting participation as well as social integration of young people.

The SPI Inclusion matchmaking will be an open space for getting to know other inclusion professionals’ work and interests, for exploring together potential ideas for common projects, for building quality partnerships and for preparing EU programme grant applications. Specifically, this partnership-building activity will be an opportunity to find partners and partner organisations for further cooperation. Overall, this activity wants to encourage and support inclusive projects in the framework of the EU programmes Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps.

Aims and objectives:

– To encourage and support inclusive projects supported by the EU programmes Erasmus+ Youth Programme and European Solidarity Corps.
– To explore Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects as tools of empowering and supporting participation as well as social integration of young people with disability or health challenges.
– To create an open space for meeting partner organisations for future international cooperation.

Organisers and co-organisers:

  • JUGEND für Europa (National Agency, Germany)
  • Sihtasutus Archimedes | Foundation Archimedes (National Agency, Estonia)
  • Agence Erasmus+ France Jeunesse & Sport (National Agency, France)
  • Tempus Közalapítvány | Tempus Public Foundation (National Agency, Hungary)
  • Rannsóknamiðstöð Íslands | The Icelandic Centre for Research – Rannís (National Agency, Iceland)
  • Zavod MOVIT NA MLADINA (National Agency, Slovenia)

The SPI Inclusion matchmaking is part of the “health issues and diverse abilities” strand of NA Strategic Partnership on Inclusion (SPI), a multi-annual cooperation project involving 15 National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth Programme and two SALTO Resource Centres (Inclusion & Diversity and South East Europe).

SPI, by means of strategic cooperation, aims at involving more inclusion organisations and increasing the participation of young people with fewer opportunities in the EU programmes Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps. For additional information please click here

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.

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-South East Europe 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:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Phone: +49-941 59189686

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Barbara Arweck

E-Mail: jfe@valentum.de

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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Study Visit Mind yourself: Study Visit on the mental health and young people

Dates: 17-20 September 2019

Venue: Ireland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Ireland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 22nd July 2019

A Study Visit on the continuum of mental health and mental ill health & Youth. The study visit is for youth workers to network, to share good practices/ experiences and to inspire for national and international youth projects.

General Description

A Study Visit on the continuum of mental health and mental ill health & Youth. The study visit is for youth workers to network, to share good practices/experiences and to inspire for national and international youth projects.

Objectives:

  • Built youth workers competences around the continuum of mental health and mental ill health for youth workers
  • Showcase examples of different practices on local and national level in Ireland
  • Sharing practices amongst participants on local realities
  • Support networking opportunities for future cooperation
  • Provide support project development in Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps
  • This study visit is organised by four National Agencies: NA Belgium-FL, NA Ireland, NA Belgium-FR and NA UK.

The study visit exists of 3 phases:

1. National preparation by each National Agency where the participants will get to know each other on local level and will be informed on the opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps and on the support offered by the NA.

2. Study visit to Ireland, Dublin in September 2019

3. Follow-up phase on national level by the NA: support in project development, offer other (international) training opportunities.

These three phases allows the study visit to fully focus on sharing good practices, getting inspiration and creating new ideas on how youth work can play a role on mental health issues that youngsters are facing in our current society.

The study visit will not be directly focused on writing new project proposals, but will allow partner finding and developing first project ideas.

Target Group:

  • Youth workers and leaders who daily work with young people with mental health issues in both mainstream and specialized organisations,
  • Youth workers willing to develop their skill set in the field of mental health,
  • Youth workers new/experienced to the European Youth programmes and mental health topics

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:

Léargas – National Agency

Co-organisers:

JINT – National Agency

Bureau International Jeunesse – National Agency

Erasmus+ UK National Agency – National Agency

Phone: +353 1 887 1260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Mind Yourself Dublin.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-mail: yannick.deschaepmeester@jint.be

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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Conference On track 3: Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations

Dates: 22-26 October 2019

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 80 participants coming from: Austria, 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 16th June 2019

This cross-sectoral conference will address the NEET issues and showcase good practices, with the emphasize on cooperation between youth work and other sectors (formal education, employment, social & business sector…).

General Description

Theme: Young People in a NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) situation.

Conference “On Track” is part of the SALTO Inclusion & Diveristy, as well as the Turkish NA, a longer-term strategic approach to reach young people who are excluded from the system and see how we can reconnect them to society and improve their opportunities in life.

The SALTO ID research & publication on NEET issues “On track – Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations” has been published in 2015. The 1st editon of the conference took place in Slovakia in 2016 and the 2nd in Turkey in 2018.

General aim: To support collaboration and exchange between professionals from different sectors in order to create better opportunities for young people in a NEET situation and enable their active involvement in society and integration into the labour market.

Objectives:

  • To explore different NEET realities across Europe and different types of practices or tools at all levels.
  • To exchange the variety of ways of working with young people in a NEET situation and highlight the possibility of cross-sectoral partnership projects.
  • To share resources on working with young people in a NEET situation, such as the SALTO Inclusion and Diversity study “On Track”.
  • To promote the value of international youth work for young people in NEET situations and the possibilities of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

Profile of participants: 80 professionals with experience working on the issue of vulnerable young people in NEET situations (face-to-face workers as well as managers/decision makers). International experience is not a must.

  • Youth workers/youth leaders ( grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people in a NEET situation)
  • Teachers, school support staff, alternative education staff, vocational programme staff
  • Social workers, representatives of social services
  • Local authorities/policy makers responsible for social provision
  • Employers, apprenticeships programmes, employment agencies, job centres, job clubs, job coaches

  • Researchers, academics with focus on NEET
  • Other sector professionals directly working with young people: health, justice, sports, police, education, trade unions, welfare

from Erasmus+: Youth Programme Countries & Eastern Partnership countries and Russian Federation and not attended the previous conference

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:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and NA Turkey – National Agency

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule NEET Conference Istanbul.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic

E-Mail: inclusion@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 Appetizer: An introduction on how to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme (and related) for international youth work

Dates: 14-18 October 2019

Venue: Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 12th August 2019

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and partially to the European Solidarity Corps Programmes.

General Description

Appetiser aims to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth Programme and to a certain extent though it will not be tackled as much in details – the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

This aim summarizes the entire idea of the seminar – to give a feeling, what it means to work with young people in an international setting. Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

So:

  • Do you have experience as a youth work/leader at local level and yet did not organise international youth activities within Erasmus+ Youth Programme (and previous or the European Solidarity Corps programs)?
  • Do you want to know about Erasmus+ opportunities for international youth exchanges, volunteering activities or/and training projects for youth workers?
  • Are you in contact with young people or other people who would benefit from being involved in international activities?
  • Are you part of an organisation or informal group that is new to Erasmus+ or wants to get to know about new opportunities for international activities within this programme?

Should you have answered positively to the most of the questions above, then this course is for you!

“Appetiser” is designed according to the following objectives:

– To taste non-formal and intercultural learning

– To enjoy the first intercultural youth project experience

– To exchange local youth activities in the international context

– To explore possibilities of support available for international youth activities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

– To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

– To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice. The network of National Agencies for “Youth in Action” organises severl Appetiser TCs per year.

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:

Greek National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organisers:

Sending NAs funding travel costs

SALTO T&C RC – coordinator

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Appetizer Greece.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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.

Seminar. European volunteer in your school and kindergarten. Poland

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Seminar: European volunteer in your school and kindergarten

Dates: 23-27 July 2019

Venue: Warszawa, Poland

Eligible are 25 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 countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 19th May 2019

The seminar aims to increase involvement of European volunteers into extracurricular activities of schools (primary and secondary) and kindergartens.

General Description

By organising this seminar we want to reach out to schools and kindergardens and inspire them to get involved in international volunteering projects under European Solidarity Corps programme.

European Solidarity Corps creates opportunity for synergies between formal and non-formal education. With this seminar, we want to encourage pedagogues, educators and other persons involved in everyday life of schools and alike institutions to look and find its new dimensions, where international volunteers can get involved.

The event for primary and secondary school and kindergarten staff participating in eTwinning and interested to involve European volunteers into extracurricular activities of their institutions. During three working days we will be focusing on on possibilities offered by European Solidarity Corps programme and eTwinning.

Seminar’s objectives:

  • to learn about possibilities of hosting European Solidarity Corps volunteers in schools and kindergartens;
  • to inspire new organisations/institutions to host European Solidarity Corps volunteers;
  • to show good examples of EVS projects in schools/kindergardens within big and smaller communities;
  • to build positive relations, trust and cooperation atmosphere among participants;
  • to create space for contact building and cooperation among schools and kindergartens;

  • to develop common understanding of quality aspects in hosting European Solidarity Corps volunteers, especially in context of non-formal education in formal education institutions;
  • to support building common European Solidarity Corps and eTwinning projects.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of European Solidarity Corps 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:

National Agency of European Solidarity Corps

Co-organisers:

  • National Support Service of eTwinning
  • SALTO EECA

Phone: 0048224631422

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Melania Miksiewicz

E-Mail: mmiksiewicz@frse.org.pl

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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PBA Bridge to Solidarity: European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 15-19 June 2019

Venue: Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal

Eligible are 30 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: 17th May 2019

“Bridge to Solidarity” is a Partnership Building Activity (PBA) that aims to increase knowledge about the European Solidarity Corps and to create a solid and trustable network of partners interesting in organizing ESC projects.

General Description

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together” says James Cash Penney.

This PBA will offer the opportunity to establish an international cooperation in the field of volunteering and increase the quality of European Solidarity Corps projects.

“Bridge to Solidarity” is a Partnership Building Activity (PBA) that aims to increase knowledge about the European Solidarity Corps and to create a solid and trustable network of partners interesting in organizing ESC projects.

The activity is especially addressed to members of participant organizations on European Solidarity Corps but it’s open also to organizations with experience that are interested in finding new partners for future projects.

By exploring the European Solidarity Corps in different dimensions, methods and resources, this PBA intends to promote innovation and creativity in the developing of youth volunteering activities by exchanging methods, experiences, points of view and ideas.

Through the principles and practices of non-formal education and in an atmosphere where participants can learn from each other, “Bridges to Solidarity” will include teamwork and network activities, capacitation activities, exchange of ideas and practices, and visit to inspiring projects.

Objectives:

– to understand the volunteering meaning and context;
– to ensure a thorough understanding of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC);
– to explore and understand the different roles within a ESC project ;
– to provide space to exchange ideas, sharing realities and good practices in the field of Volunteering projects;
– to feel inspired by non-formal education methods and exercises that could help the organizations and their actors to fell more empowered and acquire new skills and competences to work with youngsters;
– to provide space for networking between participating organizations and planning of further Partnership Building Activities, Seminars, Volunteering Projects, Solidarity Projects, Traineeships and others.

With this overall and objectives we intend that participants achieved the following outcomes:

– conceptualize the deeper meaning of Volunteering projects and its benefit to local community, volunteers and organizations;
– to enhance the quality of Volunteering projects, especially with attention to selection of partners and selection of volunteers;

– apply new methods for recognising learning and developing competences with young people in the daily work and in the hosting activities for volunteers;
– reflect and work in Volunteering project(s);
– identify potential partners for future projects;
– create a network capable of creating new Volunteering projects.

Summarising, the PBA will give the opportunity for organizations, with and without experience in ESC projects, to exchange ideas and to create new projects on Volunteering through an inclusion and supported process.

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:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Phone: +351 253 204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Bridge to Solidarity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.