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Training Course BiTriMulti (BTM): Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges

Dates: 17-21 September 2019

Venue: Norway

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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 8th July 2019

The aim of the BiTriMulti course is to offer an international learning experience for those active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects; especially newcomers to this field.

General Description

The BiTriMulti training supports voluntary as well as full-time youth workers dealing directly with young people in developing their first international Youth Exchange in the framework of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The aim of the BTM training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

Objectives of BTM:

  • To provide an informed introduction to the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, focusing on Youth Exchanges and their capacity to enhance young people’s active engagement in the making of Europe (though not exclusively) for newcomers to the programme;
  • To offer an individual and group learning experience through a simulated process on setting up a Youth Exchange project;
  • To develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to organise a Youth Exchange, based on the non-formal learning practice, principles, and quality standards of the EU youth programmes;
  • To enable participants to reflect on their learning and to familiarise themselves with Youthpass – the strategy on the recognition of non-formal learning in the youth field, its technical tool to produce Youthpass Certificates, and its application in Youth Exchanges in particular and the EU youth programmes in general;
  • To offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries.

Programme: The BTM training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise which is interspersed with workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics, and ends with an evaluation.

The Network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth Programme organises a series of BTMs each year. You’ll find an overview on all the upcoming BTMs.

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:

Belgian French speaking Erasmus+ Youth National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Norwegian NA
  • SALTO T&C RC

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: BTM InfoPack for Participants.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gry Nesse

E-Mail: gry.nesse@bufdir.no

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.

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Conference: Fight homophobia and ostracism against Roma, in the past and today

Dates: 24-27 May 2019

Venue: Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, 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, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 12th April 2019

Knowledge of the history of Europe is necessary to be able to interpret the different perceptions of current events.

General Description

The knowledge that the citizens should acquire in order to be aware of a relationship between current events and processes in the past is not primarily based on simple facts and dates but also on a knowledge of basic structures, the economic and social situation, and political systems.

In many totalitarian countries minorities were not considered of the perfect race, or did not fit into the ideology of the totalitarian societies. The Roma were seen by the Nazis as being inferior, they were not as good a human being as the superior race and in October 1939 all Roma were ordered to be sent to concentration camps. During this period, Roma were subjected to genocide and totally denied of their civil rights.

The conference will gather activists for the Roma issues, Roma and Non Roma politicians, historians, young people in order to discuss about the scope of democracy in the past and today. What are the educational tools and legal instruments at EU and national levels to fight racism and xenophobia, how to boost the Roma involvement into decision making process.

Aim and Objectives
The aim of the conference is to raise awareness about the Roma Holocaust and Human Rights Education stimulating the critical thinking and debate of young people, their reflection and understanding of history and antigipsysm.

To reach the general aim of the TC, the objectives are:

  • Raise involvement of Roma and non-Roma citizens in European debate on Roma Inclusion;
  • Sent key points to the stakeholders: Roma civic and democratic participation is necessary for greater Roma inclusion and better future perspectives in Europe
  • Roma and non-Roma volunteers and activists, sharing their grassroots engagement and practices;
  • Build alliances of Roma organizations to the established stakeholders

Profile of the Participants
Roma and non-Roma youth leaders, activists, multipliers, and volunteers who are working with young and/or Roma youth.

Participants should also:

  • be familiar with the situation and challenges of the Roma community in their country;
  • be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, anti-discrimination work; human rights and to share their experiences with other participants;
  • be aged 18+;
  • be committed to attend for the full duration of the course;
  • be able to work in English;
  • be resident in one of the EU countries and of Balkan countries: Republic of North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo*.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and any program-related costs. The venue is in the city center of the capital Skopje.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are reimbursed during the seminar or afterwards by bank transfer based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim:

  • Western Europe max. 250 Euro
  • Central and Eastern Europe max 200 Euro
  • Balkan countries: return bus ticket price

Participation fee

There is no participation fee however participants are encouraged to contribute to the travel costs

Application

 

Organiser:

Roma Youth Center – Youth NGO

Phone: +389 71 376 260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Skopje 24-27 May.pdf

Contact for questions:

Senad Sakipovski

E-Mail: info.marandost@gmail.com

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Training Course MENTOR plus: Improving mentorship in European Volunteering Projects

Dates: 7-12 July 2019

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 24 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

Application deadline: 10th May 2019

The main aim of the training is to increase the quality of mentoring in European Volunteering Projects and to support active mentors working with their volunteer(s).

General Description

  • You are active as a mentor within Erasmus+ and/or the European Solidarity Corps?
  • You are about to become a mentor in the European Solidarity Corps?
  • You have been a mentor in Erasmus+ (EVS) for some time and feel the need to reflect on your role, your responsibilities and challenges?
  • You are ready to share your experiences, get to know other people and new practices and methods? Go and apply now!

Aims and objectives:
The overall aim of this activity is to increase the quality of mentoring in European Volunteering Projects and to support active mentors working with their volunteer(s). This should be fostered through:

– increasing the knowledge about mentoring in European Volunteering Projects, basic knowledge in European Volunteering Projects with the European Solidarity Corps in general and about the overall framework of the European Solidarity Corps
– developing a common understanding of mentoring
– reflecting about roles, responsibilities, challenges and needs concerning mentorship in European Volunteering Projects
– sharing best practice and tools for supporting volunteers

Who?

This training activity invites active mentors (newcomers that are already involved in an ongoing project as well as experienced mentors) that feel the need of developing their competences further and improving the quality of their mentorship.

What?

This training activity offers the opportunity to further develop competencies that are needed as a mentor within European Volunteering Projects. There will be time to reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges of actors involved in mentoring, to share experiences and to get to know about other people´s practices.

The educational approach of the training activity is based on non formal education methods and experiential learning as well as the contribution of participants and on active participation in all parts of the programme.

Working language will be English – participants need to be willing and able to actively participate and communicate in English throughout the whole activity.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Info for sending NAs: This Activity is financed by NET 2019

Application

 

Organiser:

IZ – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Spanish National Agency

Phone: 01586754413

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Michael Gugimeier

E-Mail: michael.gugimeier@iz.or.at

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.

Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are max 25 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

Application deadline: 10th January 2019

SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.

General Description

Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives…

Then this partnership building activity is for you! We would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects, but many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs.

We believe that social economy organisations, with the necessary structures in place to support volunteers from disavantaged background in their activities, could become the perfect hosting place for these young people.

Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity. We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with inclusion, youth and volunteering fields to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having an European Volunteer.

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social economy and the Youth and Vocational Education Forum 2018 (hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice), social economy organisations have been identified as often having projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support their work, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures – such as the European Solidarity Corps. This partnership-building activity is a follow-up of the training course under the same topic taking place in Glasgow 10-14 December 2018.

This 3-day activity will take place in Ankara from 30th April (arrival day) to 4th May (departure) 2019 and it will be a unique opportunity to find partners to create inclusive volunteering projects in the framework of ESC. Although the programme also covers jobs and traineeships opportunities, this activity will only focus on quality volunteering projects.

General aim:

To introduce European volunteering projects to social economy organisations and encourage partnerships with inclusion, youth and volunteering organisations for quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:

– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under European Solidarity Corps
– To share different practices on how to involve volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To motivate social economy organisations to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To foster partnership building of potential hosting/supporting organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:

– Staff members/volunteers of social economy and volunteering organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Staff members/volunteers involved in inclusion organisations
– Able to work in (international) English
– From ESC programme countries
– Former participants of the TC held in Glasgow (December 2018) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project.

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC

Co-organiser:

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@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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Study Visit Actions On: Social Enterprise & Social Economy

Dates: 21 February – 3 March 2019

Venue: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Eligible are minimum 8, max 12 participants 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 7th January 2019

A study visit for social enterprise managers, NGO coordinators and staff, policy makers, youth workers, trainers, social workers and educators. Explore approaches to Social Enterprise & Social Economy and enrich your vision, knowledge and understanding.

General Description

European and South African Projects on Solidarity are looking to support you in:

Discovering South Africa; enriching your vision, experience and knowledge of social economic approaches, developing a greater understanding of the role of social enterprise in diverse communities; expanding your skills and tools on building better communities; enlarging your international network; and having a platform to internationally share your own experience and expertise with others.

Join this 9 day Study Visit ‘Actions On: Social Enterprise & Social Economy’ with the communities in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Facts and Figures

We have places for 12 participants. (please note once 8 participants have registered and been confirmed we will confirm the study visit will take place). A short Skype call with registered applicants will be implemented to confirm participation.

  • 9 days (1 excluding travel days)
  • More than 12 organisational visits

The Study visit is organised by the Dutch organisation Breakthrough and the South African organisation Ready4Life.

Why

This 9 day study visit will allow you to experience the place, the people and the approaches to the social economy, community based enterprise, routes to employment and hopefully build a platform for new collaborations between Europe and South Africa.

What’s it About

Port Elizabeth is a very friendly (and windy) city in South Africa where extreme poverty, middle income, and high income, social challenges all come together. The cultural influences of the black, coloured and white communities, as well as the region’s colonial past are major factors in shaping the approaches and solutions evident to economic and civil society issues that the communities of Port Elizabeth are facing. There is a cultural richness in its diversity, where privilege, education, social class, rituals and history are what make it a unique place to visit, learn, share and explore.

During the study visit you will meet local and international people who will share their social enterprise stories, visit local and international social and community enterprise and social economy and meet with stakeholders, volunteers and staff engaged in this work. We see this very much as a two way process and an equal exchange of practice, learning and development.

Our Solidarity projects are realised in partnership with the South African organisation Ready4Life and a wide range of other organisations, start-ups and businesses. Breakthrough and the partnership are responsible for the organisation and realisation of the Study Visit content, including networking, learning, reflection and documentation. The welcome and closing dinner as well as one community lunch and the conference day lunch will be covered by the organisation. Local transport for the purpose of the study visit will also be included.

It is at your own responsibility to confirm your bookings of the accommodation and flights.

Costs

 

This is a self financed activity and NOT an Erasmus+ funded mobility.

After confirmation of participation:
Book and Pay your accommodation by 10th January 2019 (330-550 ZAR including breakfast per person per night). We arranged a special price at a B&B for you.

Book and Pay your flights by 10th January 2019.

Participation fee

Participation fee is €485. This fee will be used to cover the costs of the organisers, the organisers and facilitators of this study visit will work voluntary.

Application

 

Organiser:

Breakthrough Foundation – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

Ready4Life

Phone: 0640218970

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sandra van de Kraak

E-Mail: actionsonsolidarity@gmail.com