Deadline: 24 May 2017
Open to: youth leaders and youth activists from Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation
Venue: 26 June – 2 July 2017, Tõstamaa, Estonia
The training course “Wake up. Act. Change” aims at empowering and enabling youth workers and youth leaders to increase the level and quality of youth participation in their local communities. Participation in the democratic life of a community is more than just voting or standing for elections. It is about having the right, the means, the space, the opportunity and, if necessary, the support to participate in and influence decisions. Today young people can contribute to building a better society in many ways. However, the level of involvement of young people in local and regional life varies greatly across the EU and neighbouring countries. How can meaningful youth participation be boosted? What forms can it take? What are its principles and preconditions? What are the obstacles and challenges? How can the benefits of international educational activities be transferred to work on the local level?
The training course “Wake up. Act. Change” will bring together 27 youth workers and youth activists from 9 EU and neighborhood countries.
The project objectives are:
This training is for youth leaders and youth activists committed to active youth participation in social and political life of their home communities. The project strives to gather a diverse group of youth workers, e.g. professional and volunteers with various levels of prior international experience, working with different methods and on a wide range of projects (political, cultural, environmental, social).
This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organisers. There is a participation fee of 10 EUR.
Travel costs can be reimbursed up to the following amount:
In order to apply please fill in the online application.
For more information please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org