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Training Course Youth@Work. Building Ecoliteracy: Preparing European young people for the green labour market

Dates: 5-11 October 2020

Venue: Santander, Spain

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

Application deadline: 6th July 2020

The training course aims to prepare and inspire professionals working with and for young people to bring an ecological focus in their labour market orientation projects.

General Description

The training course, proposed by the Youth@Work Partnership on Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies, aims to prepare and inspire professionals working with and for young people to bring an ecological focus in their labour market orientation projects.

In order to equip young people for the green labour market, we are organising a training course for professionals who work for and with young people. With this training, we want to prepare the participants to guide the young people they work with along their employability path, with a special focus on those competences that they will need to acquire for fulfilling the requirements of the increasing number of green jobs available.

Context:

According to the European Commission: ‘It is easy to consider green jobs as the preserve of eco-industries. After all, employment in this sector has grown by 20% since 2000 and now provides 4.2 million jobs. But the growing importance of sustainability has reached all sectors. Many industries have realised that investing in resource efficiency, energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste and water management actually saves them money by being less reliant on primary materials and imports.’

In order to be prepared to fulfil the demanding duties of a green job, it’s not only technical and scientific knowledge that is needed, but also eco-literacy, eco-consciousness, creativity, and many other traits and competences which are not taught or trained in formal education institutions. This leaves young people unprepared to fulfil the requirements needed for the growing green labour sector.

Our project aims to fill this gap.

Objectives:

  • Train 30 professionals (youth workers, trainers, youth leaders/change-makers and policy-makers) on guiding the young people they work with along their employability path, with a special focus on competences needed in the green labour sector;
  • Analyse the current trends of the labour market and explore the new competences that will be needed to cover the demands of the future green job market;
  • Provide participants with a wider understanding of the ecological systems and raise awareness of the urge for preparing young generations for future challenges;
  • Promote youth work and non-formal education as tools to develop the competences that young people will need in the future green labour market;
  • Provide professionals and young people with methods and tools in order to improve youth employability and inspire green innovation;
  • Create a network of youth professionals having a specific interest in and motivation to further cooperate on initiatives connected with the green labour market.

Methods:

We will use a combination of formal and non-formal learning methods, the non-formal ones being the dominant methods. The methodologies that we will apply will require a high involvement from participants.

It will be experiential learning, as well, meaning that participants will experience themselves some of the methodologies and techniques that they then will be able to apply with the young people they work with.

We have planned enough reflection time for the learning to sink in, as well as feedback time for the trainers to be able to adapt the programme to the participants’ needs as required.

Youth@Work Partnership on Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

This training activity is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 16 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work

This training course is organised by INJUVE, the Spanish Erasmus+ National Agency in collaboration with the Government of Cantabria Spain and Centro Internacional Santander Emprendimiento (CISE).

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:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE)

Co-organisers:

  • Government of Cantabria Spain and Centro Internacional Santander Emprendimiento (CISE)

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Building Ecoliteracy.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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: You go Youth Goals!

Dates: 9-12 June 2020

Venue: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 19th April 2020

The Youth Goals were defined by young people and policy makers and should now be put into action at the local level. This event aims on promoting the goals and help youth workers understand what they are and how they can be used to motivate youngsters.

General Description

The youth goals were defined by young people and policy makers during the last cycle of the Structured Dialogue (now known as the Youth Dialogue). The Youth Goals should now be put into concrete action at the local level.

The training event You go Youth Goals aims to promote the goals and help youth workers to better understand what they are and how they can be used to motivate young people to get active. It is also a great opportunity to use the European Solidarity Corps to get young people to become more active and work towards these goals. Therefore, this training will also focus on the exchange of good practices and learn how to best use the Solidarity Corps to do so.

The training will mainly be focused on understanding what the Youth Goals are and how to use them to inspire projects and motivate young people to get active. For this we will be alternating between knowledge building and knowledge sharing modules, as well as practical exercises that aim on better understanding how to develop projects around this topic.

In order to assure the quality of the training event, we intend on collaborating with youth researchers from the University of Luxembourg, as well as the Luxembourgish Youth Delegates for the Youth Dialogue (formerly known as the Structured Dialogue).

Additional Program elements

Free walking tour
For participants arriving on Friday morning or early afternoon, we will be offered a free 90 min walking tour to discover the city.

Welcome Dinner and Networking event
The first evening, participants will have the opportunity to mingle and network around a walking dinner in Esch-sur-Alzette.

Welcome and intro event
The formal programme of the training event will start with a welcoming event, where participants will be offered an introduction to the event by the host organisation and followed by a presentation and discussion by a guest speaker. We are intending on partnering up with several other local organisations working on this topic to also offer participants a better understanding of the origin and purpose of the youth goals.

Winery tour and Schengen visit
The second evening will be dedicated to visit a winery in Schengen, followed by a wine tasting event and a dinner. Schengen is mostly known for donating its name to the Schengen Agreement, an European Agreement that introduced the free mobility in the European Union.

Dinner in the city and cultural event
The last evening will be dedicated to a cultural event with dinner in Luxembourg city.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

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.

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Pétillances

Phone: 00352 621 590 164

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Patrick Azevedo

E-mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

E-Mail: pazevedo@petillances.com

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: IMPROdigious

Dates: 5-14 May 2020

Venue: Egio, Greece

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 20th March 2020

A 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore principles of “improvisation” and experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can be readily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too.

General Description

We invite you to be, move, play, observe, listen, share, challenge ourselves, learn from within and from each other, get to know new people & ways & attitudes, and create this experience together.

Let’s explore and experiment together with activities and methods which help us to tune in into the unfolding moment and cultivate our ability to improvise.

IMPROdigious is an 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore principles of “improvisation” and experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can be readily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too. Training own awareness, acceptance and sense of initiative can improve the quality of our days and the things we do. We will learn how to jump into the unknown and to respond properly to the needs of the diverse people and situations we are working with.

Why improvisation?

Improvisation serves to strengthen one’s confidence in himself and in his skills and abilities. It allows participants in training to experience visceral, ‘in the moment’ practice within an overtly reflective and supportive environment. Furthermore, improvisation encourages one to actively seek the unfamiliar, rather than simply learn to cope with it. It also represents a more fitting response to the complexity of human relations in which youth workers operate and thereby help to preserve the integrity of process-based practice.

Who is this training for?

The training was designed for youth workers, volunteers, activists, trainers and other people who work with people, that want to refresh their skills and attitudes to their days, to other people, to work and to the world.

We aim to have an overall number of 25 participants from the following countries:

Greece, Italy, Estonia, Spain, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Iceland.

The participants must be over 18 years and have a communicative level of English language, so that they can participate fully in a program that will be in English.

This training is for you, if you…

  •  want to explore and experiment with specific tools from non formal artistic fields (theatre, dance, creative expression),
  •  want to use and imply the learned skills in your professional work with people,
  •  are open to sharing your own skills and learning the skills with others,
  •  are motivated and willing to commit to work on the objectives of the training course and participate in the whole duration of the project (preparation, training course, follow-up activities).

What will you be doing? During the training you will be:

  •  collecting new inputs and inspiration that renew motivations to act with commitment and new ideas.
  •  refreshing curiosity and playfulness in approaching your work.
  •  improving your trainers’ skills to be more efficient, adaptable, responding to issues and demands in your work.
  •  widening your perspectives and points of view to see new opportunities, create new patterns, and avoid situations of stalemate when working with people with different cultural background.
  •  gathering specific tools from non formal artistic fields (theatre, dance, creative expression) that are not easily accessible for all the youth workers.

By training your own awareness, acceptance, sense of initiative you can improve the quality of your actions. We wish to support you in finding ways to more efficient and creative approach through improvisation – by developing your skills to be fully present, listen, accept and act, by equipping you with new improv based tools that you can later on use in your practice.

Working methods

We will be exploring the principles and techniques of various improvisation-based methodologies. From theatre improvisation and contact improvisation activities, going into more subtler improvisation with rhythm, music and dance, closing with creative storytelling.

The dramaturgy of the program, the red line connecting above mentioned activities, was developed around the U theory of Otto Sharmer. It will guide us through a process that helps break through past unproductive patterns of behavior.

The course will also have a strong component based on the sharing of ideas, opinions, experiences and best practices, so if you consider joining the training, start thinking of some activities, you would like to propose.

In the 10 day together, we will move, talk, listen, try, fail, try again and succeed. All in random (improvised) order.

Also, bear in mind that no artistic or impro skills are needed to attend the training.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The training course has been created with financial support from Erasmus+ programme. Accomodation, food and training program are provided.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs of the participants will be refunded after the training course (after participants send all their travel documents etc.).

Maximum amounts:

  • Greece – 180 EUR
  • Slovenia, Italy, Czech Republic – 275 EUR
  • France, Estonia, Denmark, Spain- 360 EUR
  • Iceland – 820 EUR

Participation fee

Participant contribution: 40 – 80 euro

Money shouldn’t be an obstacle for your participation. In case you cannot afford the contribution, please contact us.

Application

 

Organiser:

Creative Youthland – Youth NGO

Phone: +30 6974412702

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Georgia Sotiropulu

E-Mail: creativeyouthland@gmail.com

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Training Course: Visibility for the Youth

Dates: 11-18 July 2020

Venue: Hannover, Germany

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Slovak Republic, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th April 2020

The main aim of the training course is to improve youth workers´ key competences and skills in the fields of marketing communication, PR and other promotional methods.

General Description

The training course “Visibility for the Youth” will gather 27 youth workers (including those with fewer opportunities) from 9 countries (Germany, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Turkey, Romania, Lithuania, Croatia, Hungary) in Hannover.

The main aim of the training course is to improve youth workers´ key competences and skills in the fields of marketing communication, PR and other promotional methods, which will help their organizations to better promote their activities and projects, to build relationships with their target audiences and stakeholders, to improve image of youth organizations in society and to increase visibility of Erasmus+ programme and its projects.

The main objectives of the training course are:

  •  to improve youth worker’s key competences and skills regarding communication, marketing, PR and social media;
  •  to discover new and cost-effective ways of communication and promotion,
  •  to improve their skills needed for effective dissemination of Erasmus+ project results;
  •  to learn best practices in the field of marketing communication from partner NGOs;
  •  to develop ways to increase the visibility of Erasmus+ programme and its projects;
  •  to explore ways to build a positive image and raise awareness of youth organizations in their societies;
  •  to promote diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue;
  •  to enhance the cooperation between the partner countries and organizations.

The training course will equip the youth workers with necessary knowledge and skills, which they will be able to put into practice in their organizations. The participants of the training course are not the only ones, who will have the chance to improve their communication skills – outcomes of the project (including list of best practices, „Marketing communication guide for youth organizations“, project´s blog, videos of the workshops etc.) will be shared with wide audience, especially via online media channels, which will enable us to have impact also on youth workers and youth organizations not directly involved in the project.

The methods of the training course will be based on non-formal education, peer learning, sharing of best practices, group work, practical exercises, presentations and workshops led by professionals in the field of marketing communication.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and catering will be %100 covered within Erasmus+.

Travel reimbursement

  • Germany: 180€
  • Slovakia, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Greece  : 275€
  • Turkey: 360€

Participation fee

Non – Applicable participation

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmusplus Hannover – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 174 3063687

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Meric Tahan

E-Mail: erasmusplushannover@gmail.com

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Training Course Let me In: Youth workers for inclusive Europe

Dates: 22-31 May 2020

Venue: Poland

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 13rd March 2020

Youth workers for inclusive Europe. The methods of participatory photography and digital storytelling will be used.

General Description

In societies that are getting more and more divided, there is a constant need to find new solutions to enhance inclusion of groups at risk. We as youth workers often lack capacities to reach out to vulnerable people and even if we do approach them, we do not possess proper methodologies to address their specific needs effectively.

Let Me In is an Erasmus+ training course for youth workers (KA1) that aims at raising the awareness on the specifics of working with different groups at risk, with the main focus being on how to identify their needs and create a safe space for them to express themselves more freely.

By combining theory and practice we strive to give participants an in-depth overview on the topic of enhancing social inclusion and prepare them to organize their own projects in a more efficient way that puts the needs of young people in the center.

The methods
The methods of participatory photography and digital storytelling are based on assumption that everyone`s voice matters, people are experts on their own lives and that by using simple photography and video techniques they can raise issues that are important for their communities and act to make a real change. Participatory art methods is empowering young people and giving them voice that can help them undertake action. The concrete digital skills related to digital storytelling and participatory photography will be introduced to a comprehensive methodology on the use of these tools in the context of youth work.

For this project we are looking for youth workers fulfilling the following criteria:

  • actively involved in the work of an NGO (preferably as staff members)
  • experienced in working with youth with a proven track record of successful
    projects for youngsters at risk
  • able to communicate freely in English
  • committed to organize dissemination events and provide quality project visibility

  • being a legal resident in one of the participating countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain)
  • Being in contact with our partners’ sending organizations.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food is covered.

Travel reimbursement

Based on Erasmus+ lump sum for travel badget:

  • Lithuania, Hungary: up to 180 EUR
  • Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece: up to 275 EUR
  • Spain: up to 360 EUR

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Autokreacja – Youth NGO

Phone: +48502096593

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Autokreacja

E-Mail: autokreacja@autokreacja.org

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Training Course: Youth Work, You(th) Lead Training Course

Dates: 3-11 April 2020

Venue: near Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 16th March 2020

The training course will be implemented from 3rd – 11th April 2020 (incl. travel days), in Bulgaria. Looking for youth leaders interested in participating in full framework of activities including designing, implementing and evaluating youth activities

General Description

Youth Work – You(th) Lead aims to address two major aspects of the NEETs phenomenon, mainly to increase the quality and number of actions in youth work addressing NEET youth and professionalisation of youth workers in order to increase the competencies of youth workers and to deliver learning in an appropriate manner for NEET young people and other socially-at-risk young people.

Project objectives are:

  • To increase the impact and professionalisation of Youth leaders in their work with young people in local communities
  • To develop the competencies of 27 Youth leaders to prepare, design and deliver activities aiming at NEET young people and their personal development, career development opportunities, social and communication conflicts
  • To develop a group /network of 46 local young people actively involved in the community life and ready to take the role of leaders to identify, involve and motivate NEET youth
  • To develop a framework for youth NGOs to work together and develop new projects aiming at NEET youth around Europe using NF learning methods and instruments

We are looking for:

Youth leaders (especially), Youth workers, Social assistants, Psychologists, Volunteer coordinators, etc. who are interested in participating in full framework of activities including designing, implementing and evaluating youth activities

You are the right person if:

  •  18+ and are resident in the country of one of the sending organisations
  •  Ready to participate in all stages of the project (Training course in April 2020, Youth exchange in July 2020 and Local Activities)
  •  Fluent in English as a working language, willing and committed to work about 8 hours per day
  •  Are involved in youth work at a local / national level or with great motivation for involvement
  •  Are able to replicate the methods and activities learned at the training course in your organisations

Participants are chosen by the project team according to the following criteria:

  •  interest and motivation in the training course topic and results
  •  opportunities for personal and professional development offered by the activities resulting from the application form,
  •  capacity and interest in multiplying the project’s results and methodology,
  •  gender balance
  •  age 18+,
  •  must be able to use English as a working language.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Costs are covered by project budget.

Travel reimbursement

  • Bulgaria, Romania – 180 EUR/ pax
  • Slovenia, Italy, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia – 275 EUR/ pax
  • Spain, Portugal – 360 EUR/ pax

 

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Sdrujenie Nadejda-CRD, Bulgaria

Co-organiser:

  • Curba de Cultura, Romania – Youth NGO

Phone: +359 894 62 11 23

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Youth Work, You(th) Lead.pdf

Contact for questions:

Dilyana Vuchkova

E-Mail: dilianavuchkova@gmail.com

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Training Course: You go Youth Goals!

Dates: 9-12 June 2020

Venue: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 19th April 2020

The Youth Goals were defined by young people and policy makers and should now be put into action at the local level. This event aims on promoting the goals and help youth workers understand what they are and how they can be used to motivate youngsters.

General Description

The youth goals were defined by young people and policy makers during the last cycle of the Structured Dialogue (now known as the Youth Dialogue). The Youth Goals should now be put into concrete action at the local level.

The training event You go Youth Goals aims to promote the goals and help youth workers to better understand what they are and how they can be used to motivate young people to get active. It is also a great opportunity to use the European Solidarity Corps to get young people to become more active and work towards these goals. Therefore, this training will also focus on the exchange of good practices and learn how to best use the Solidarity Corps to do so.

The training will mainly be focused on understanding what the Youth Goals are and how to use them to inspire projects and motivate young people to get active. For this we will be alternating between knowledge building and knowledge sharing modules, as well as practical exercises that aim on better understanding how to develop projects around this topic.

In order to assure the quality of the training event, we intend on collaborating with youth researchers from the University of Luxembourg, as well as the Luxembourgish Youth Delegates for the Youth Dialogue (formerly known as the Structured Dialogue).

Additional Program elements

Free walking tour
For participants arriving on Friday morning or early afternoon, we will be offered a free 90 min walking tour to discover the city.

Welcome Dinner and Networking event
The first evening, participants will have the opportunity to mingle and network around a walking dinner in Esch-sur-Alzette.

Welcome and intro event
The formal programme of the training event will start with a welcoming event, where participants will be offered an introduction to the event by the host organisation and followed by a presentation and discussion by a guest speaker. We are intending on partnering up with several other local organisations working on this topic to also offer participants a better understanding of the origin and purpose of the youth goals.

Winery tour and Schengen visit
The second evening will be dedicated to visit a winery in Schengen, followed by a wine tasting event and a dinner. Schengen is mostly known for donating its name to the Schengen Agreement, an European Agreement that introduced the free mobility in the European Union.

Dinner in the city and cultural event
The last evening will be dedicated to a cultural event with dinner in Luxembourg city.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

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.

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Pétillances

Phone: 00352 621 590 164

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Patrick Azevedo

E-mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

E-Mail: pazevedo@petillances.com

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.