Training Course: Youth Takes Action for Europe
March 30th - 6th April 2012, Arrouquelas, Portugal
The project “Youth Takes Action for Europe” will be organized for number youth workers from Youth in Action Programme Countries. The training aims to contribute to the ongoing European discussion on the borders of the European Union, its common European values and the possibility to create a working common civil society across the national borders in Europe. Various issues ranging from migration and integration to economic development and religious freedom are currently dominating political debates all across the European Union, while young people are mainly excluded from these debates they will have to live with the consequences of decisions made nowadays.
The training course will provide a platform for youth workers from EU and other programme countries to learn how young people can take an active role on local and international level and to have their voice heard regarding current European challenges. Therefore, an exchange of tools and approaches for active participation of young people and means of influencing and creating youth policy on local and national level will be core elements of the training.
· To foster an understanding of the concept of European Citizenship
· To empower young people to take an active role in society
· To debate European values
· To share methods and approaches of youth inclusion
· To establish new partnerships and cooperation for the improvement of quality in international youth work
· European Citizenship
· Active participation of young people
· European values
7 days (excluding arrival and departure)
2 participants per organisation
a total of 24 participants
As the project seeks funding by the Youth in Action Programme accommodation and food will be provided by the organizers. Travel costs to the venue and back will be covered 70%. Accomodation and food covered by host organisation.
A 10 EUR administration donation is applicable to Malta UNESCO Youth Association for coordination of logistics & preparation. No participation fee.