Malta UNESCO Youth Association is looking for 2 participants who are willing to share and improve their skills and competences about communication and youth information best practices. The Seminar will be held in Milan, Italy from the 20th till the 26th June, 2013.
The content of the seminar shall be focusing on fostering participants’ communication skills, particularly in:
- promoting the organizations' activities;
- improving communication skills and projects visibility;
- share best practices in communication strategies and results dissemination;
- increase projects impact and multiplier effects.
The following conditions apply to participation in this seminar;
- A 70% refund of travel expenses
- Accommodation and Food are covered by the host organisation
- A participation fee of EUR 30 to the host organisation and an administration fee of EUR 10 to Malta UNESCO Youth Association apply
How to apply;
Fill in the application found at the link below till the 'Motivation & Experience' section and send it by email to email@example.com by the 24th of May, 2013.
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Malta UNESCO Youth Association is looking for 3 participants to participate in a training course in Estonia about Entrepreneurship.
Training Course - “Young Entrepreneurs in Action: Discovering Means of Beating Unemployment”
1-7 July, 2013, Valkla Beach, Estonia
Project "Young Entrepreneurs in Action: Discovering Means of Beating Unemployment" is a 7 day training course for youth workers and youth leaders. The main aim of the project is to introduce youth entrepreneurship as a tool of fighting youth unemployment. During the training people who work directly with young people (who are either current of future job-
seekers) will learn how to introduce the idea of entrepreneurship to young people, how to motivate them to be pro-active and how to support them during the process of applying
entrepreneurial approach into career development. The project is organized and executed in Valkla Rand, Estonia with 27 participants from Cyprus, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,
Malta, Poland, Romania and Turkey.
Objectives of the training course are:
- Raise the awareness of youth entrepreneurship as a career option
- Introduce tools of promoting entrepreneurial attitude among youngsters
- Raise motivation of youth workers to promote entrepreneurial attitude among youth to get involved in entrepreneurship
- Promote socially responsible entrepreneurship
- Get an overview of entrepreneurship opportunities in different European countries
- Introduce Youth in Action Programme as a possible tool for developing entrepreneurial attitude and skills
Arrival: 1 July 2013
Departure: 7 July 2013
Duration: 7 days
Valkla Rand, Estonia (http://www.valklarand.ee/index.php/page,pictures)
Participation Fee: 20EUR to be paid on the spot in Estonia
Resort Valkla Rand is located on the most spectacular shore of Kolga Bay – Valkla beach. Scenic nature and modern interior design make the resort a really comfortable and cosy place to relax at any time of the year.
How to apply:
Send the below application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 5th of May, 2013
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Malta UNESCO Youth Association is looking for two participants having a serious interest in the topic of bullying both in the cyber world and the real world. The training course provides the chance for youth leaders from around Europe the chance to up-skill and be in a position to address the issues that affect young people. The Training Course is a week-long training workshop on Bullying (both in the Cyber World and in the real world of our Youth Clubs and Projects). We need to address the safety of the youth in our care and our own safety also, as youth leaders.
Dates: May 19th - 26th, 2013
Place: East Galway, IrelandTraining Course Schedule
The following subheadings represent the daily aims & directions of the training..
Day 1: Travel day / Introductions to the programme
Day 2: Introductions / Ice breakers / Energisers / ETC!
Day 3: Internet, Phones & Media Use, Guest Speakers
Day 4: Cyber Bullying, Case Studies & Laws
Day 5: Social Networking (Facebook, Youtube, Twitter etc!)
Day 6: Prepare & deliver a practical 1.5 hour workshop to local Youth Clubs / Projects & Parents Group (5 groups of 5 participants X 1 delivery each grouping)
Day 7: De-briefing from the Workshop Presentations – New Projects Idea Generation Final Evaluations & Youthpass Compositions & Party
Day 8: Departures
Conditions: Travel reimbursed 70%, Accommodation, training and food 100% covered.
Apply for this training course by filling in the application form below and sending it to email@example.com
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This trip to Greece was truly life changing. We met so many new people and had such a great time. I could easily say it was one of the best weeks of my life.
Greece; usually not known for its snowy mountains, and yet what might sound a little bit odd came true for five young members of the Malta UNESCO Youth Association and their team leader Alexander Thenner. The multilateral youth exchange “Winter Creativity – Ecology & Healthy living” was organised by the Greek NGO “Kids in Action” at the Seli Mountain from 4th to 12th March, 2013.
Sakis Krezios, founding member of Kids in Action and part of the organising team explains the idea behind the project, “The aim was to provide young people with the possibility to experience living in the mountains. We encouraged them to develop mutual understanding for the environment and its preservation, an appreciation of healthy living and of a harmonious relationship with community and planet.”
72 participants from 12 countries (Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and the UK) worked in six creative workshops on the topic ecology and healthy living. Special task forces were dedicated to animation, administration and waste management & energy saving.
Furthermore, participants were provided with enough space for interaction with each other in order to discover the variety of cultural and other backgrounds and through that to foster their intercultural sensitivity.
Participant Matthew Fenech speaking about his learning outcomes in the photography workshop, “I learned a lot especially how to use my camera’s settings to adapt to different surrounding environments. Ever since I came back to Malta I started to take more pictures than usual.”
For Michael Zammit the social aspects were more important, “This trip to Greece was truly life changing. We met so many new people and had such a great time. I could easily say it was one of the best weeks of my life.”
The project was implemented and funded according to the European Commission’s Youth in Action Programme and carried out entirely based on the principles of non-formal education by qualified and experienced trainers, facilitators and support staff.
MUYA Camping will take place between the 13th and 14th April, 2013.
Meeting time: 13th April, 2013 at 11.30am
Meeting place: Ahrax tal-Mellieha
Other activities through the weekend; 13th April:
3.00pm - Walk
6.00pm - Tent Pitching
8.00pm till late - BBQ (get own drinks and nibbles to share) 14th April:
8.00am - Breakfast
10.30am - Walk
1.00pm - Lunch
Get your own food, camping equipment and walking shoes. A BBQ set will be available. No fees involved. Send an email to confirm your participation to Daniel Mifsud on firstname.lastname@example.org
. It is possible to join for parts of the weekend. Please inform Daniel Mifsud accordingly.
CALL for 8-10 Maltese Participants: Romania Mobility
Friday 24th May- Monday 27th May 2013
11th April 2013
Costs: project is 100% funded (travel, accommodation, food) by the Lifelong Learning Programme.
Description of the Project:
Throughout the 2 years period the EPAEMSI project spans (August 2012-July 2014), adult learners from 7 different countries (organisations) have the opportunity to participate in a number of local activities run by every individual organisation as well as travel to a Mobility Visit organised by the partner organisations. The aim of these events is to introduce participants to informal and non-formal learning and through other different methods engage them in activities that would help reduce the risk of unemployment and social exclusion.
There are 7 international Mobility Visits organised in partner countries.The third international Mobility Visit will take place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, (the second largest city in Romania) between 24th-27th May. There is place for 8-10 altese participants for this visit. The focus for this event will be to learn about and exercise the best practices that EDRC employs towards social inclusion.
The profile of participants for Romania Mobility Visit:
- To be over 18 years old and no longer undergoing initial education within the formal school or higher education;
- From disadvantaged social groups which may include but is not limited to:
a) those with special needs;
b) groups facing socio-economic disadvantage;
c) those with few or no formal qualifications;
d) travellers, refugees, migrant workers;
e) those with disabilities;
f) minority ethnic groups;
g) individuals living in rural or deprived inner city areas;
h) those unemployed;
i) offenders and ex-offenders.
Responsibilities of the selected participants:
Selected participants are obliged to participate in the participants meeting on Tuesday 16th April at 17:00 at YWCA premises 177/178 Valley Road, Msida with MUYA representatives and in the local mobility workshop organised in May together with the participants that participated in the Malta Mobility.
Participants are expected to pay a deposit for their flight tickets (circa €150-200), depending on the expense of the tickets at that time. This is to confirm their participation in the programme. Their deposit will be FULLY refunded upon returning to Malta and presenting their boarding passes.
How to Apply:
Send application form below to email@example.com by the 11th of April, 2013
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European Partnership on Adult Education and Mobility for Social Inclusion (EPAEMSI)
Project co-funded by the European Commission through Lifelong Learning Programme & run by Malta UNESCO Youth Association (MUYA)CALL for Maltese Participants: Malta Mobility Event Dates:
2nd March- 4th March 2013Application Deadline:
22nd February 2013Participating Countries:
Spain, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Italy and the UKCosts of participation (including daily meals):
free of chargeActivities
The profile of participants for Malta Mobility Event:
- We will start off with a welcome reception on the 2nd of March.
- Presentations of good practice in promoting social inclusion locally
- The highlight of the event will be the visit to Hagar Qim on March the 4th where Maltese adult learners will be given the possibility to tour guide the group around this world heritage site. This activity will be followed by a very interesting pottery workshop.
- Conference on non-formal education for social inclusion followed by the intercultural celebration
- A certification will be awarded at the end of the Malta Mobility Event.
- To be over 18 years old (over 25 or between 18 and 25 who are no longer undergoing initial education within the formal school or higher education);
- From disadvantaged social groups which may include but is not limited to:
- those with special needs;
- groups facing socio-economic disadvantage;
- those with few or no formal qualifications;
- travellers, refugees, migrant workers;
- those with disabilities;
- minority ethnic groups;
- individuals living in rural or deprived inner city areas;
- those unemployed;
- offenders and ex-offenders
There are 7 international Mobility Events (about 2-3 days) organised in every partner country. There is place for 5-8 Maltese participants for this international Malta Mobility Event. The advantage will be given to those who wish to attend one of the Mobility Events organised by international partner organisations abroad later on this year. MUYA can send a total of 16 participants (adult learners potentially at risk of social exclusion) and 8 accompanying members (trainers, staff, organisation representatives) to 6 events taking place in the partner countries. The number of Maltese participants for each Mobility being held abroad ranges from 3 to 5. Every successful applicant going abroad to a Mobility event is expected to participate in the local workshops and pre-departure training organised by MUYA.Timeline of international Mobility Events:
- Spain - November 2012 (past)
- Malta – 2nd-4th March
- Romania - May 2013
- Poland - August 2013
- Slovenia - November 2013
- Italy - February/March 2013
- UK - June 2014
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Malta UNESCO Youth Association is looking for participants for a youth exchange in Greece in March. The aim of the project is to provide young people with the possibility to experience living in the country side/mountains and through that to develop a better understanding for the environment and its preservation but also an appreciation of healthy living as defined by physical exercise, nutritious non‐processed food and harmonious relationships with the community and the earth. The objectives can be identified as follows:
- To provide space for interaction with young people representing a variety of cultural and other backgrounds and through that to foster participants’ intercultural sensitivity.
- To introduce to the participants a series of outdoor recreational sports and activities that can greatly improve their physical condition and their respect to the natural world.
- To create space and offer support for the participants to express themselves and raise questions through the use of contemporary artistic media, such as video/multimedia, sculpturing, handicraft with recyclable material etc.
Number of participants per partner/promoter: 5 + 1 group leader
Age of participants: 18 – 25. No restriction for the group leader.
Dates: 4th - 12th of March, 2013
Place: Seli mountain, Greece
A priority will be given to young participants facing social difficulties How to apply:
Send the below application form to firstname.lastname@example.org://www.muya.info/uploads/5/3/4/5/5345324/participants_form.docx
If chosen to participate in this event, an administration fee of EUR 10 payable to Malta UNESCO Youth Association.
Membership in MUYA is required to be able to participate in this event. If you are not members yet, a EUR5 membership fee is applicable and the membership form can be found in the link below;http://www.muya.info/uploads/5/3/4/5/5345324/2012_muya_membership_form.docx
Protection and promotion of human rights is a core point of European agenda, both on political and civil society field, and also when working with young people. While corruption, transparency and organized crime is usually considered as a sphere of state agencies and institutions, including law-enforcement bodies. And until recent time there was almost no way for active participation of civil society, and especially for youth organizations in this field.
Nevertheless, it is obvious, that on current stage of public development, when the “grey” economic is sometimes bigger than the ordinary one, and when transnational corporations are getting more and more power (both over workers and consumers) and the level of violation of rights and dignity by them increases; when organized crime becomes more globalized and when police and state agencies cannot be efficient in countering it, the role of citizens themselves becomes very significant in changing the situation.
Young people are traditionally one of first bounder of adjusting and examining new social formats that is why on their behaviour and on their attitude towards values of legality, transparency and human rights depends the future map of European societies.
In organization of this study session we will be bringing together 3 approaches: Council of Europe general framework of human rights and basic steps in EDC-HRE, YHRM experience in educating young people on human rights and advocacy methods, as well as on empowering them of further common actions, and - the FLARE recent developments and approaches to legality, anticorruption and transparency.
The whole field of anti-corruption, legality and human rights protection is really big, but we will try to concentrate on main close points of them – as corruption ruins the system of human rights protection and makes our life more difficult, as it harms the existing mechanisms of human rights protection. So, the narrative of this Study Session will be an attempt to unite these fields at least at one event where we can find a place to talk also about integration between discussion of Human Rights and the Rule of Law (two out of three main pillars of CoE life) with a special focus on the role of youth.
Working languages will be English and Russian.Aims and objectives of the study session
The main of the activity is to support young people and youth organizations to take an active role in human rights and in actions for legality.
The session will have the following objectives:
Who can apply?
- to explore the relations between human rights, legality, transparency and their practical application in public life at different levels;
- to reflect on the role and approaches of human rights education and youth work in defending human rights and fighting corruption;
- to support participants in development and realization of joint actions in the field;
- to share and explore the experience and good practices in field of human rights defense and fight with corruption
All applicants should:
- be actively involved in human rights defense, fighting corruption/organized crime, promoting legality and rule of law
- have some experience in any of the related spheres: practical advocacy, journalism and new media, human rights education, research and analysis, work of state institutions etc
- be motivated in contributing to the study session and possible further activities initiated by participants
- have a very good command of English and/or Russian
- be between 18 – 30 years of age (motivated exceptions from this rule are possible)
- be available for the full duration of the study session
Preference will be given to the members of YHRM and FLARE, however not less than 20% of places will be available for people from outside the networks.Conditions
All travel, board and lodging costs are covered by the Council of Europe in 100%. Participation fee of 50 EUR needs to be paid by each participant. This fee will be deducted from the travel reimbursement. Visa costs are covered except of health insurance costs.
All participants will be accommodated in the European Youth Centre Budapest in double rooms.How to apply?
All people interested in applying need to fill out an on-line application form available at http://bit.ly/W7GKv4
The deadline for applications is 15 January 2013.
Malta UNESCO Youth Association (MUYA) is to joins forces with six other European NGOs to promote adult education and mobility for social inclusion. The first meeting of the EPAEMSI project (European partnership on Adult Education and Mobility for Social Inclusion) will take place in Logroño (Spain) between 27th – 29th November 2012.
This project is co-funded by the European Commission through the Lifelong Learning Programme
and brings together partner organisations from Malta, Spain, Romania, Poland, Slovenia, Italy and United Kingdom. Its aim is to use the experience of the partner organisations on social inclusion and the active participation of adult learners from disadvantaged social groups to promote and improve social inclusion through education, in particular non-formal and informal learning methods.
Throughout the two-year project, partners will organise mobility events and activities at local level in order to share their best practices on how to use education for social inclusion. One of the objectives is to bring light on the issue of social exclusion whilst using this opportunity to create more mobility projects as a mean to further enhance social inclusion. The group of participants will mainly include adult learners from disadvantaged social groups. They will have an active and prominent role throughout the project by experiencing the best practices and providing feedback whilst benefiting from an intercultural experience.
Ms Birgit Oidram and Thelma Bonello will be representing MUYA as project coordinators in the first mobility activity in Logroño. For further information about the project or participation kindly contact the project coordinators on email@example.com