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Building from within: A seminar for youth leaders of the African Diaspora living in Europe


16-23 September 2012 | CEULAJ, Mollina at the 13th University on Youth and Development, Spain

African Diaspora Youth leaders will work on the theme of inclusion and youth cooperation, in order to empower young African migrants and young people with African background to better represent their interests in our societies.
The seminar “Building from Within” will be held at the 13th University on Youth and Development, the most pertinent framework for ADYNE and also for the University which this year will be focused on Youth Rights. The seminar will be a residential programme of 6 days, held in CEULAJ – Euro Latin American Youth Centre in Mollina - Spain , from the 16th (arrival day) to the 23th September (departure day). The pedagogical team of the course will be composed of experienced trainers and facilitators in Euro-African cooperation and will include trainers of the African Diaspora living in Europe. During the seminar participants will acquire knowledge and tools to strengthen the role they play with regards to youth cooperation at European level and also regarding the Africa-Europe youth cooperation framework, attaining skills to develop the capacity of their organisations to act as civil society in these processes. Participants will exchange experiences and strategies to empower youth community of Africans living in Europe and to implement local actions that can achieve greater and better recognised representation on local, national and international level. Participants will compare their approaches to youth work and youth participation, engaging in the implementation and evaluation of the programme with the team of facilitators. The seminar will also be an important tool to renew, enlarge and consolidate the network of youth leaders from the African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe – ADYNE. The course will gather close to 20 youth leaders from the African Diaspora active in youth organisations or leading African Diaspora youth groups and movements and representatives from National Youth Councils and other relevant networks and platforms. UBUNTU! See the attached call for further details on the Seminar, Aims and Objectives of the Seminar, Expected Results, Profile of participants, ADYNE and the University on Youth and Development APPLY NOW ONLINE : https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/embeddedform?formkey=dFFicktWQUEyM0dGTVBBU19BOWk2UVE6MQ

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This Seminar is

for 20 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries , Other countries in the world , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth policy makers, African Diaspora Youth, Representatives of National Youth Councils

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ADYNE - African Diaspora Youth Network (Youth NGO)

The African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe – ADYNE is a platform of organisations, led and driven by young Africans and young people with African backgrounds living in Europe. It aims and endeavours to serve the interests of young people from all over Europe, promoting their active participation in a constructive dialogue between African and European societies.

During the year, ADYNE has developed two main spaces to implement its values and to work towards its objectives: the University on Youth and Development, (uyd.me) in Mollina, Spain and the African University on Youth and Development, in Cape Verde. Among the capacity building activities that ADYNE has been implementing, there has always been a special attention regarding leadership creation and sustainable development.

Since 2006, during its first meeting in Almada (Portugal), for the first time, the Africa Diaspora youth concerns into the political agenda of Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation.
ADYNE has developed partnership with the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe, the European Youth Forum and the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe, along with national youth councils like the Italian “Forum Nazionale Giovani” and the French "Institut National de la Jeunesse et de l'Education Populaire".

Contact for questions:

Silvia Pieretto


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The Seminar will have a participation fee of 25 € (Twenty five euros), which will be collected at CEULAJ, Mollina, during the Seminar. This project is supported by the EUROPEAN YOUTH FOUNDATION of the Council of Europe. Being selected for this course, accommodation will be covered by ADYNE. Participants will have to pay for their own travel and visa expenses. According to the final number of participants, after agreement with the organizers ADYNE will support to a maximum of 50% of the travel costs. Please contact your organisation to see the possibility of financial support to cover your travel and visa expenses.
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