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Conference: 17th International youth conference European Values for the future of SEE Countries

Dates: 26-30 September 2019

Venue: Krusevo, Republic of North Macedonia

Eligible are 68 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 25th August 2019

Traditional International Youth Conference brings together the most valuable young leaders, workers and activists from the region for the past 17 years (since 2003).

General Description

The International Youth Conference “European Values for the Future of the SEE Countries “was held for the very first time in 2003. The European values in the SEE countries were a significant issue affecting everyone.

Now, 17 years from the organization of the first conference, the topic is still fresh and unanswered, but the political – economic map of the region has notably changed. Although all countries embarked from the same point, the situation today with all of them is different.

Some of the countries of the region like Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia became members of the Euro-Atlantic integration structures. Others, like Montenegro and Serbia are already on a good path to achieving their goal.

Others like Republic of North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Albania and Turkey are somewhere half way, each of them trying to overcome their specific problems. It is obvious that the situation is complicated and takes a lot of work and motivation for the mosaic of values to be properly compiled.

All societies and entities from the region share the same aspirations of integration in the Euro-Atlantic structures and they all understand that the joint collaboration is the right way to build a sustainable future.

The strategy of expanding the EU not only promotes stability, but also is based on regional collaboration, mutual understanding and respect, healthy neighborly relations based on open cooperation, reconciliation and addressing issues of the past with sobriety.

The International Youth Conference “European Values for the Future of SEE Countries“ for seventeen consecutive years lives as a forum where 68 active, successful and able young leaders, youth workers and representatives of prominent NGOs from 16 countries.

Those fighters for a better future are sharing their visions, strategies, campaigns and way of thinking during the 5-day forum. They are using the Conference as an orientation marker for their future plans in the field of European values because it is well known that the conference is the perfect base for proclaiming new ideas and creating new politics.

The International Youth Conference is a unique place, a cultural crossroad where discussions for: rule of law, democracy, human rights, freedom of speech, free-market economy, political inclusiveness and right of free sexual orientation, are mixing while we are putting together the mosaic of the future.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

For 58 participants costs for accommodation and food will be fully covered by the organizers.

Travel reimbursement

80% of the travel costs will be covered by the organizers.

Participation fee

For 58 participants all costs are covered by the organizers. For additional 10 participation fee is 180 Euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Alliance – Krusevo – Youth NGO

Co-organiser(s):

  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation
  • National Agency for European Educational Programs and Mobility

Phone: +38923120214

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsBrochure IYC 2019 Krusevo.pdf

Contact for questions:

Budapest Hungary

Training Course Dialogue: English language course for youth mobility (Visegrad4+EaP+Slovenia)

Dates: 17-23 November 2019

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 23ed September 2019

The main aim of the training course is to break the language barriers and motivate youth workers active at the local/national level to start organize projects under Erasmus+ Youth Programme, especially in youth mobility projects.

General Description

Please note that this activity is for candidates from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Eastern Partnership countries.

The training course is dedicated to youth workers who would like to improve their communication skills in English required for planning, implementing and promoting international youth mobility projects.

Objectives:

  • to improve communication skills in English,
  • to learn and practice vocabulary specific for Erasmus+ Youth projects,
  • to learn about the basics of international project management phases in English,
  • to gain confidence in using English to develop and implement European youth mobility projects under the Erasmus+ Youth

Selected participants will be

  • youth workers planning to prepare international projects but feel the need to improve communication in English,
  • who come from one of the following countries: Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia or Eastern Europe and Caucasus Region,
  • who have a basic level of using English as a second language (who can use English in simple everyday situations)
  • who are willing to share a room with someone from another country

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 (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:

Tempus Public Foundation (Hungarian National Agency for Erasmus+ Programme

Co-organisers:

  • Foundation for the Development of the Education System – Poland
  • Dům zahraniční spolupráce (DZS) Centre for International Cooperation in Education
  • IUVENTA – Slovenský inštitút mládeže

Phone: N / A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDialogue Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ildikó Gulácsi

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu

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: Roma Mobile Books

Dates: 20-28 September 2019

Venue: Republic of North Macedonia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 14th July 2019

Roma, Europe’s largest minority, have been an integral part of European society for centuries. Despite efforts at national and European level to improve the protection of their fundamental rights and advance their social integration, many Roma still face prejudice,

General Description

Intolerance, discrimination, antigypsyism and limited access to rights in their daily lives. They are marginalized, and many experience deep poverty and extremely poor socio-economic conditions.

Deeply rooted prejudice and discrimination that many Roma face contribute to their social exclusion.

Methodology

Through the method of Living Library this seminar will encourage youth worker’s awareness and commitment to tackling these issues for a more inclusive society.

In addition groups work, brainstorming, wall writing, association game, discussion, fish bowl, debate, case studies, drama, role playing, simulation, audiovisual techniques, forum theatre are the methods which will be use.

Profile of the Participants:

  • Age 18 +
  • Youth workers, youth leaders, activists
  • Able to work in English
  • Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back, act as multiplier

  • Active learners, available for the whole duration of the course and ready to share their experience and knowledge;
  • Motivated to take an active part in all the stages of the training course

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to the certain amount according to Erasmus+ rules.

  • 20 euro:  Albania
  • 180 euro: Serbia, North Macedonia
  • 275 euro:  Germany,  Czech Republic, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Bosnia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Participation fee

Project participation fee is 20 Euro to be paid at the training course

Application

 

Organiser:

Institute for Roma and Minorities Integration – Youth NGO

Phone: 389 71 376 260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Roma Mobile Books.pdf

Contact for questions:

Senad Sakipovski

E-Mail: info.marandost@gmail.com

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EVS: L’ Europe through volunteerism

Dates: 1st September 2019 – 2020 (10 – 12 months volunteering project)

Venue: Agen, France (town located between Bordeaux and Toulouse)

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

Application deadline: 14th April 2019

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Voluntary Service 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.

Description

The participant will spend 10 to 12 months in France and will work as a volunteer to organise cultural or awareness events for the local people.

Furthermore, the volunteer will be allowed to integrate their own ideas and experience. We’ re completely open to new suggested projects from our international volunteers, knowing that their inputs can be really valuable.

“Maison de l’Europe” is a non-profit organization created in 1966. Our main activities are promoting the European values and the European citizenship, encouraging and helping youth to take advantage of the opportunities abroad, and organizing foreign language courses.

The language teachers, all of foreign origin, help enrich the international diversity of our association. It has been labelled Europe Direct information Centre by the European Commission in January 2013.

Our mission

  •  To promote knowledge of the European Union, its institutions and its development by organizing events, workshops, games, debates and conferences, in particular within the framework of the priorities defined by the European Union.
  •  To participate in the development of a climate of peace and friendship between the inhabitants of Europe, in partnership with associations which pursue similar goals, as well as with public bodies, and state institutions. This is why we promote and coordinate international mobility, and organize language courses.
  •  Since 2009, we help the EVS volunteers that our association hosts, to discover the language, the culture and to meet people with different backgrounds. We make sure they manage to integrate in the social life of the city, and we help them follow their personal development plan.

What do we do?

  •  Events and workshops on Europe/ European Union, it’s functions, activities and institutions
  •  Organizing conferences and debates for a wide public on subjects such as discrimination, rights of the European citizen, European elections; the themes approached are mostly Europe related (poverty and solidarity, inter-generation, European citizenship, fight against food waste, the year of the development, disability)
  •  We organize every year conferences and visits of the European institutions in Strasbourg or Brussels

  •  We receive European ambassadors or consuls for conferences
  •  Animations/ Games/ Workshops on different topics with both children and adults
  •  Promoting international mobility and European mobility programs to local youth (schools, universities, formation centers, institutions, youth centers, etc)
  •  Helping youth research and prepare for going abroad
  •  Cultural events
  •  Language courses
  •  Language café

Your tasks and responsibilities

  •  Animations for primary school children
  •  Promoting EVS, ESC (European Solidarity Corps) and international mobility in high-schools and universities
  •  Participating in facilitating workshops and events on Europe, citizenship and mobility towards associations, communities, students.
  • Organizing workshops based on the needs and requests of the people from the department Lot-et-Garonne – we organize interventions and frequently travel in the whole region
  • Conducting English workshops for children and teenagers
  • Animate the language café
  • Supporting the association in their activities

The association also offers support for the volunteers to develop their own personal projects during their residence in France.

Volunteer profile

  •  Professional experience is not required, we rather take into consideration the motivation and interests of the applicant
  •  French is not obligatory, but having a basic level will help you a lot (We offer French language courses and access to OLS – Online Linguistic Support)
    We are looking for someone:
  •  Motivated
  •  Dynamic
  •  Open-minded
  •  Curious
  •  Enjoys both teamwork and working individually
  •  Proactive
  •  Willing to learn and develop
  •  Interested in European topics and international mobility
  •  Comfortable with conducting workshops and public speaking
  •  Interested in learning French

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action 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: 275 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)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Le “Maison de l’Europe” – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

How to apply??
Send us your CV and your motivation letter in English or French. Your motivation letter should explain why you would like to join us and should give information to know you better

You can send your application to yia18plus@gmail.com before the 14th of April, 2019.

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (17-30), residents of Greece.

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Seminar: National Tool Fair in French (Foire aux outils pédagogiques francophone), Paris 2019

Dates: 27-29 May 2019

Venue: Paris, France

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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 8th April 2019

The French National Agency in cooperation with the SALTO EuroMed & Good Practices Resource Centre and with the support of the CNAJEP, the 4th Tool Fair in French language on 27-29 May 2019 in Paris.

ATTENTION: French speaking seminar!

General Description

This 4th French educational tools fair is open to all creators / users of educational tools, able to present their tools and work in French.

This event is part of an international approach to sharing educational tools, as part of the European multilingual tool development strategy and the multilingual educational portal  developed by the SALTO EuroMed Resource Center.

It is also a step in the preparation of the 14th International Teaching Tools Fair to be held in Rovaniemi, Finland, from 4 to 8 November 2019.

For more details on the description of the activity, please download the word document attached in French language.

 Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation 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 to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

For participants from the Neighbouring Partner countries, please contact the French National Agency.

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:

Agence Nationale FRANCE – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed & Good Practices RC

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack on National Tool Fair.pdf

Contact for questions:

Anne Rolland

E-mail: anne.rolland@service-civique.gouv.fr

E-mail: stephanie.jakubowski@service-civique.gouv.fr

E-Mail: anne.rolland@service-civique.gouv.fr

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 Thorvald Stoltenberg Seminar at Utøya

Dates: 12-17 June 2019

Venue: Utøya, Norway

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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 10th April 2019

International training course on intercultural dialogue for youth leaders at Utøya. Utøya is one of the sites of the terror attack in Norway 22 July 2011. Today it is a learning center for commemoration, learning and engagement.

General Description

“Most people believe that individuals who shy away from conflict are poor leaders. But I say, when you meet a person who tries to avoid conflict in order to solve a problem, keep that person, because we need them, they are not so many” – Thorvald Stoltenberg. In cooperation with Utøya, EWC will organize the first Thorvald Stoltenberg seminar from June 12th – June 17th 2019, at Utøya island.

Youth workers and youth leaders from across Europe are invited to a training course to support and promote ongoing initiatives in Europe to foster co-existence, trust and dialogue among young people in diverse societies.

What is the Thorvald Stoltenberg Seminar? Read more in the call for participants (pdf)

Through the training course participants will

  • exchange experiences and discuss opportunities and challenges that arise in culturally diverse societies that are influenced by migration or that have national minorities
  • explore how stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination and historical injustices function in order to find the most efficient ways to challenge them
  • be introduced to concrete tools to combat discrimination, facilitate intercultural dialogue and promote inclusion in order to prevent conflicts in their local and national contexts

The seminar will last for 4 days (arrival June 12th / departure June 17th) and bring together approximately 30 youth leaders from all over Europe, who are selected through an open call for participants. It will be facilitated by international experts with extensive experience in education for human rights, democratic citizenship and intercultural understanding.

Who can participate?

We are looking for youth leaders primarily between the age of 18 – 30 who:

  • are involved in activities promoting diversity and intercultural understanding
  • wish to develop competences and work with practical educational tools
  • are committed to organize activities to engage others in intercultural dialogue after completing the training

Organizers

The European Wergeland Centre (EWC) is a resource centre on education for democratic citizenship, human rights and intercultural understanding. Established in 2008 by the Council Of Europe (CoE) and Norway, it’s mandate is to support member states implement CoE policies in practice. The Centre designs and offers trainings and educational programmes to educational professionals and civil society actors across Europe. EWC is a partner of Utøya and the 22. July Center on educational programmes on 22. July, democratic citizenship and human rights. www.theewc.org

Utøya is an open and accessible arena for commemoration, learning and engagement. It is the site of the terror attack on 22 July 2011. As part of the rebuilding of Utøya the new memorial- and learning center, Hegnhuset, was completed during the summer of 2016. The learning center offers a unique opportunity for young people to reflect on what democracy means for them, what challenges and threatens it, as well as how they as active citizens can promote democracy in their everyday lives. Utøya is managed through Utøya AS.

The EWC and Utøya have facilitated several workshops since the opening of Hegnhuset in 2016.

Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers. Any particular need should be communicated at the moment of registration.

Travel reimbursement

The organisers will reimburse travel expenses

Participation fee

No participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

The European Wergeland Centre – Association

Co-organiser:

Utøya AS – Association

Phone: 004795993511

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Stoltenberg Seminar.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ingrid Aspelund

E-Mail: i.aspelund@theewc.org

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Conference: The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

Dates: 17-20 June 2019

Venue: Vilnius Grand Resort hotel , Lithuania

Eligible are 220 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, 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

Application deadline: 5tH April 2019

This year we are celebrating 10th year anniversary of the Eastern Partnership. Lithuania will organise at that occasion the 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum. The event will focus on “Critical thinking through media literacy and active participation”.

General Description

The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

The event will gather youth and youth work representatives, around 250 participants: each EaP country with 10 delegates from youth, organizations and institutions working with youth, EaP Youth ambassadors network representatives, 34 “Erasmus+” programme countries with 2 delegates per country, team of facilitators and experts, other European Union, Council of Europe, national agency and international youth organizations representatives.

What is Eastern Partnership?

It is a joint policy initiative launched in 2009 to deepen relations between the European Union and the six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The Eastern Partnership is based on shared values of fundamental freedoms, democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, as well as shared commitment to market economy and sustainable development.

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of cooperation between European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries. The renewed EU Strategy on Youth, Eastern partnership 20 deliverables for 2020 both outlines priorities for cooperation in youth policy area. With ongoing discussions on EU multiannual financial framework post 2020 a strong emphasis on youth policy in the framework of EU and EaP cooperation is expected to continue.

What is the Forum about?

The planned Eastern Partnership Youth Forum will be the fourth conference dedicated to issues which matter young people, organised in the margins of the Eastern Partnership Summit. The previous Eastern Partnership youth forum took place in Lithuania (2013), Latvia (2015) and Poland (2017) focusing on social inclusion and employment/employability respectively.

The main objectives of the 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum are:

  • Celebrate the 10th anniversary of European Union and Eastern Partnership cooperation, highlight the impact and achievements;
  • Provide opportunities for young people to contribute to the high level discussions about a joint vision for European Union and Eastern Partnership cooperation, and to convey recommendations to the Eastern Partnership Summit in 2020;

  • Foster discussions and unity between delegates of European Union and Eastern Partnership regions on the changing landscape of youth demands and youth policy;
  • Encourage further cooperation, partnerships and good practice exchange among young people, youth workers, organizations and institutions dealing with youth policy in European Union and Eastern Partnership countries;
  • Collect the opinions of young people on Critical thinking, media literacy and active participation and inform the discussions of Eastern Partnership High level Summit in 2020.

What is it in for you?

The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum will provide a unique opportunity to meet young people, youth workers and other stakeholders from various countries and share with them experience as well as establishing contacts and networks for future projects and initiatives.

You will meet politicians and policy makers and have the chance to discuss with them young people’s concerns. You will have the opportunity to influence policies and programmes dedicated to young people – the conference’s conclusions will serve to improve the youth strategies and actions in the EU and in the countries involved.

Profile of participants

Participants should have one of the following profiles:

‘Active’ young people who can contribute to the thematic focus of the Forum from their own experience, for instance those working in a youth organisation, NGO and civil society organisation, involved in youth projects and programmes, volunteering, community activities, founders of (social) enterprises – both at local and transnational level.

Youth workers, and those working with young people in one of the thematic fields of the Forum.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. The costs of participants coming from Eastern Partnership Countries will be covered by European Commission.

The cost of participants from the Erasmus+ Programme Countries will be covered by relevant National Agencies.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee for the Forum.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency of International Youth co-operation

Co-organisers:

European Commission

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

Phone: +370 618 73008

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ieva

E-Mail: ieva@jtba.lt

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 rule