Conference: Democracy Reloading Launching Conference
Dates: 3-6 November 2020
Venue: Portimáo, Portugal
Eligible are 80 youth workers coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
Application deadline: 30th June 2020
The Conference is about the role and potentials of municipalities in developing local democracy through youth participation in decision-making and will launch an online Toolkit to support the improvement of the relevant competences of municipalities.
Democracy Reloading is a brand of the national agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Program, grounded in the values and principles of democracy, human rights, equality, and the rule of law.
The online Toolkit is based on a set of 24 competences required for a local (municipal) or regional government to design, implement and evaluate a successful youth participation structures and concepts, to engage young people in the decision-making.
The specific objectives of the Democracy Reloading Launching Conference:
- To officially introduce and launch the Democracy Reloading Online Toolkit* for municipalities,
- To present the outcomes and lessons learnt from the Democracy Reloaded activities between 2015-2020 (challenges, requirements, opportunities),
- To identify ways of using and promoting the online Toolkit,
- To support the development of relevant national and European networks of stakeholders, practitioners of youth participation in municipal decision-making and local democracy.
Participants will be selected according to the following priorities:
Priority 1: Officers/administrators who work in/for local or regional municipalities in the field of youth policy (relevant elected council representatives are also included),
Priority 2: Youth workers working in the field of youth participation in municipal decision-making (in support of engaging young people in decision-making),
Priority 3: Trainers and consultants experienced in youth participation in decision-making,
The organisers invite representatives of the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the EC-CoE Youth Partnership, the European Committee of the Regions, CoE Congress of Local Authorities, ALDA European Association of Local Democracy, Council of European Municipalities and Regions, SALTO Youth Participation, Europe Goes Local, Intercity Youth Local.
How to apply?
Before applying consult your Erasmus+ National Agency in your country if they can send you to the Democracy Reloading Conference in Portugal from 26-29 May 2020 (and reimburse your travel).
If you have a disability, we gladly send you some pictures of the venue to check if the places are accessible for you.
Follow our Facebook Page to be informed of future Democracy Reloading activities.
Or keep an eye on the European Training Calendar on SALTO.
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.
The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.
BE-FR National Agency – Bureau International Jeunesse – National Agency
- DYPALL Network
For additional information please: Download the Application form
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