Local Connections for Future Interactions Seminar, Slovakia

Deadline: 11 November 2013
Open to: people aged 17 – 25 from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic and Slovakia who are active in local youth policy
Venue: 28 November – 1 December 2013, Slovak Republic

Description

Iuventa-Slovak National Agency of Youth in Action programme is organizing a 3-day seminar to exchange good practices and experience in the field of local youth policy and to enhance the debate and future cooperation in the field of youth participation.

Young people active in local youth policy often experience different challenges in their local communities. These issues are faced when dealing with local authorities, especially in decision-making processes, but also when reaching out to the non-formal youth, and because of the lack of legal framework and funding opportunities. The seminar will provide space to discuss these topics and through mutual exchange of practices and ideas find suggestions how to address these issues.

Different non-formal education methods will be used, such as sharing, experiential learning, information and advice, and provide the time, space and opportunity to discover the potential and the value of networking and cooperation for successful partnerships. The process will be guided by a team which has great experience in this topic.

Specific aims and objectives:

  • to compare the situation and realities between the countries, especially in terms of cooperation between municipalities and local youth (decision-making processes)
  • to understand different realities in terms of local active participation
  • to share examples of good practice
  • to enhance the debate and future work on common projects in the field of participation at the local level.

Eligibility

The participants will be young people active in local youth policy (representatives of local youth councils/parliaments, youth offices, youth organizations and non-formal groups) aged 17 – 25 from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Costs

This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the National Agencies (NA) involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from country to country. 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.

In the case of participants coming from Republic of Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina concerning the details of travel expenses please contact Mrs. Aleksandra Knezenic Mitrovic by e-mail: [email protected]

Application

The deadline to apply is 11 November 2013. Participants will be selected by 14 November 2013.

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. After that, you can apply for this training via SALTO Online Applications. If you are not registered yet, you can simply register and choose your personal SALTO username. An activation message with your password will be sent to your email address. Registration is free.

For further information, direct your questions to Peter Kupec at [email protected] or by phone at +421 908 678 816.

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