“Eastern Express” Training Course 2011, Budapest

Deadline: 1 April 2011
Open to: Young people, Youth leaders, Youth workers from Program Countries, Eastern Countries and Caucasus
Costs: board and lodging costs are covered by the organizers Check with your national agency for traveling costs
Venue: 15 – 22 May 2011, Budapest, Hungary

“Eastern Express” TC is organized by SALTO and the Slovak National Agency for the Youth in Action Program. It aims at rising quality of Youth Exchanges within action 3.1 of Youth in Action (YiA) program, especially is cooperation between Program and Eastern Europe and Caucasus (EECA) regions.

Program elements:
* Youth in Action Program presentation with special focus on cooperation with EECA countries within Action 3.1 projects;
* How to find partners?
* How to organize successful Youth Exchange project with Program and Neighbouring Partner Countries of Eastern Europe and Caucasus?
* Youth Exchange Project Management within Youth in Action Program – focus on quality;
* Intercultural learning in youth projects;
* Partnership in youth projects;
* Inclusion and fighting against poverty in Youth Exchange projects;
* Support activities for Youth Exchanges in Youth in Action Program;


Young people, Youth leaders, Youth workers from Program Countries, Eastern Countries and Caucasus

Participants profile:
* active youth worker;
* ready to develop new Youth Exchange projects within Youth in Action Program, action 3.1;
* active participation and contribution during the full duration of the TC;
* ability to communicate in English;


Online Application


The lodging, board and local transportation will be provided by the organizers.
Other National Agencies of YiA Program are requested to cover the travel and visa costs of participants coming from Program Countries. Travel of participants from the EECA region will be financed by organizers and coordinated by SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus.

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5 thoughts on ““Eastern Express” Training Course 2011, Budapest

  1. Hi,

    I am the Executive Director of a Youth Oriented Organization, CR-Network Ghana,working in Conflict Resolution and Women and Children's Rights Project in Ghana and within the West African sub-region.

    I subscribed to your Newsletter and very much interested in your training programs advertised in the Newsletter, however,i noticed most of the times you kind of restrict it to European Organization.

    Can you please grant us the opportunity to participate in your training programs, like the current upcoming Training Program of: 15 – 22 May 2011, Budapest, Hungary.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Ibrahim Wallee

    CR-Network Ghana

    P. O. Box (KD) 463

    Kanda, Accra


    Tel: +233 20 4518616

    +233 269 478552

    +233 549 583483

    E-mail: [email protected]

  2. It is bigger than Bratislava, and has been a caiatpl city for a longer time. Bratislava has only been made a caiatpl city when the countries split, 1999, if I remember right. Budapest is a closer comparison to Prague. But all three are not boring, unless you are not interested in history, buildings or art. If you just want to eat and drink, you might as well stay in your own city, saves you a lot on travel costs.Added after reading the addition to the question:Visitors always see things in your hometown you have not seen there yourself. Prague is a popular destination for people who like to party, so there must be enough cool places for them to hang out. I wouldn’t know, I am not one of them. I did really like the city, even though it was cool and wet weather.So if people say it again, just smile and agree, or ask them what they liked best, so you can sort it out in the long run.

  3. Obviously you’ve never been there. It is a thoroughly chnaimrg and delightful city. One thing that sets it apart is that even under the scourge of communism it embraced its heritage and diligently went about restoring and preserving its deservedly world-famous architecture. Prague is cool for many reasons, not least of which is its thriving cultural scene. As an example, when we visited for the first time last January, on a cold, yucky winter mid-week day, there were more than a dozen costumed people hawking tickets for a huge variety of cultural events for that evening walking around the main square. Midweek! In winter! (We ended up seeing Don Giovanni performed by marionettes in a cool attic theatre above a puppet museum.) I wouldn’t say it is any more or less famous that Bratislava or Budapest, although the former is certainly less visited. Prague has always been more western-leaning and hence is more appealing to western European and American visitors. Do visit it one day!

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