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EuroPeers

Who or what are EuroPeers? How can you become a EuroPeer?

Attention former Erasmus+: Youth in Action people!

Have you been taking part  in a Youth in Action project – for instance under the European Voluntary Service or in a youth exchange, and was this such an exciting experience for you that you want to share it with others?  

Do you want to motivate them to experience it too and become an active part of Europe?

If yes, we have a proposal for you! Join the EuroPeers network.

Who or what are EuroPeers?

EuroPeers are young people who have actively participated in the EU's Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme. They visit places where they meet other young people - such as schools, youth clubs, cultural centres and pedestrian zones - to tell their peers about their experiences as young Europeans.

They inform young people about the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme and other mobility initiatives in Europe. They paint a lively picture of what it means to be European. And they show them how young people in Europe can become involved themselves.

EuroPeers organise their own events. They may also be approached  by institutions to come and hold a talk or presentation. All EuroPeers perform these activities voluntarily.

The European EuroPeer project is based on a common understanding with specific aims:

  • EuroPeers inform and motivate many young people about learning mobility opportunities through the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme, based on their own experience;
  • EuroPeers increase the visibility and the sustainable dissemination and exploitation of Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme results;
  • EuroPeers increase awareness of European topics related to young people;
  • EuroPeers empower themselves and other young people to become informed, motivated and active citizens in Europe;
  • EuroPeers reach young people with fewer opportunities through a peer-to-peer approach and based on their personal backgrounds.

Through their involvement in Erasmus+: Youth in Action, EuroPeers have gained experience of being European. They show to others that experiencing Europe can be an exciting adventure. By sharing their experience with other young people who may not have had an interest in Europe until now, EuroPeers demonstrate how rewarding active European citizenship can be.

How can you become a EuroPeer?

You can become a EuroPeer if you've taken part in an Erasmus+ : Youth in Action project, for instance as a volunteer in a European Voluntary Service project or in a youth exchange. If you've had experiences you want to share with others. And if you want to motivate others to become an active part of Europe.

If you live in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro or Serbia and are interested to join, please fill in the online EUROPEERS EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM here. By doing this you will send us the information that you are interested to promote independently E+ in your local community, and in return we will provide you with possibility to participate to the training course organized within this initiative.

What's in it for you?

Training courses lasting for several days and organized through the year are offered to people who would like to become EuroPeers. It's a great opportunity to start planning your first own event and to meet young people from different countries - including your own - who want to do the same. There you will learn everything you need to know about how to prepare and organize your own EuroPeer event.

Annual meeting: Once a year few most active EuroPeers gather at a network meeting. Besides training sessions, there’s plenty of time to sit down with other EuroPeers and develop new creative projects for personal promotional projects of E+. The last European Network Meeting for EuroPeers took place in Warsaw, Poland, from 12 - 15.05.2016.

As a EuroPeer...

  • you can continue being part of a young European generation;
  • you learn how to organise your own events and projects;
  • you're presented with a certificate after your first EuroPeer event;
  • you can join the regional Western Balkan EuroPeers group, get involved in joint projects and communicate with other EuroPeers
  • and you become part of an active EuroPeer network that holds many events all over Europe every year.

EuroPeers is a network that has been existing for several years involving different countries in Europe. We would like to extend this network to the countries of the Western Balkans.

What do we expect from you?

EuroPeers in Western Balkans is initiated by SALTO SEE, but please note that your promotional activities among local peers are entirely up to you. You can decide freely which target groups you want to address, which type of events you will organize, who will you ask for support etc. You can also decide if you want to organize these events on your own or in collaboration with other stakeholders (e.g. local EVS sending organizations, youth centres, secondary schools, universities, our local Contact points for YIA: Erasmus+).
As SALTO SEE is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia and not in every country of the SEE we can support you with the initial training, but later on our support is more or less limited to email communication.

List of training courses for new EuroPeers:

Important: Please note that in the countries Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia SALTO SEE is acting as replacement for the National Agencies, so in case you will be selected to participate to the applied training course, SALTO SEE will reimburse your entire travel costs after the implementation of the training course. 

Next training:

EuroPeers training in Sarajevo, BIH, 6 - 11 November 2017, Call for participants. Application deadline: 30 September, 2017

 

Past trainings:

  1. Tallinn, Estonia, 6 - 10 November 2015, European EuroPeer training course
  2. Brussels, Belgium, 8 - 12 February 2016, European EuroPeer training course
  3. Vienna, Austria, 30.3. - 3.4.2016, European EuroPeer training course
  4. Novi Sad, Serbia, 8 - 10 May 2016, Regional workshop for EuroPeers in the Western Balkan region
  5. Bonn, Germany, 12-16 September 2016, European EuroPeer training course
  6. Vienna, 24th - 28th May 2017, Application deadline closed on 2nd April, 2017, EuroPeers training in Austria

  7. Bonn, 2- 6 September 2017, Application deadline closed on 28 June, 2017, EuroPeers training in Germany

 

Need to know more? Contact , tel: 00386 1 430 4749, at SALTO SEE Resource Centre.

Visit also FB fan page of Western Balkans EuroPeers

EuroPeers international is coordinated by the Jugend für Europa, German Agency for Erasmus+: Youth in Action. More information:https://www.europeers.de/international 

 

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