Deadline: 5 May, 2013
Open to: candidates from Sweden, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia
Venue: Malmo, Sweden from 24 to 29 June 2013
The project ”Training youth leaders for Europe” aims to train young activists to become leaders and provide them with the theory, skills and tools necessary to design implement and evaluate effective activities and programmes themselves in order to generate optimum learning outcomes and improved performance. The training course will take place in Malmo and will gather 24 participants from 4 European countries (Sweden, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia). It is planned as an intensive 6-day long training course using the method of non-formal education in order to create an appropriate learning environment by focusing on learning by experience, reflection on the past activities of the participants, discussions about the key competencies of leaders and discovering more about Europe and European citizenship.
This project will improve the youth work done on the topic of Europe, especially linking the young Citizens and the EU. It explores the EU’s democratic life and building competencies of active citizens to follow the decisions made in the European Institutions (in particular the European Commission and Parliament). It also builds competencies of youth activists to become leaders to plan and implement local political programmes on the topic of active participation and European citizenship. The project directly focuses on how young people can shape the decisions made in society by actively participating. This can be done with a proper planning and implementation of political youth work programmes.
Methods of work
The training focuses on de-mystification of European citizenship and its implications on young people’s lives. Following an initial input phase of the training there will also be space provided for sharing and developing new concepts of youth work activities on the topic of Europe and European citizenship. The training addresses youth workers and leaders working in a different cultural and social environment facing the same challenge- how to bring Europe closer to young people especially in the process of European integration. Young participants will gain information, knowledge and experience in order to use it when representing youth’s voice regards participation processes and especially promotion of European citizenship. The main interests of participants are to improve their competencies as leaders on the topic of Europe, especially the abilities to bring this ideas closer and engage a diversity of communities in dialogue about it. The specific partnership will offer space to share about the situation regarding Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Balkans (as one story of European integration) and in Sweden as another process.
Profile of the Participants:
- Youth leaders active within the organizations
- Be motivated to develop their competences about European citizenship
- Be committed to attend for the full duration of the course
- Be aged between 18 and 35
- Able to work in English language
- There are 6 places for each partner organization (Montenegro, Macedonia, and Serbia)
Participation fee is 50 EUR per person which will be deducted from the travel cost reimbursement. Maximum reimbursement per person for the travel costs is 70%. The travel costs limit is 400 EUR for 100 % of costs. Accommodation and meals are also covered by the organizers.
How to apply?
In order to apply candidates must complete application form that is available online HERE!
Please fill in the online application form by the 5 May 2013. For broader insight on the training you can also check the official call!
For any additional information do not hesitate to write an e-mail to [email protected]