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Citizen participation and funding opportunities to support participative initiatives

Training Course

16-20 September 2013 | Strasbourg, France

The course aims to deepen knowledge about active citizenship and participation in the European context encouraging participants to take part to the social and political life of their communities with a stronger commitment and more efficient means.
The course foresees to give, as well as theoretical contents, practical notions on the funding opportunities available to support project initiatives. The participants are expected during the activities to learn how to develop a successful project in the framework of the different actions of the Youth in Action Programme and other funding sources related to young adults participation and inclusion. Participants will acquire competences in advocacy for young adults work, non-formal education and participatory youth policy. The training will help participants to: - to develop the knowledge and understanding of participants on young adults work, non formal education, youth policy, young adults participation and social inclusion; - to develop the competences in advocacy for young adults work, non-formal education and participatory youth policy; - to develop the competences in developing, planning and implementation of educational activities based on the values and principles, notably intercultural non-formal education; - to support young adults participation and social inclusion at local, national and European level - to acquire information on the existing funding opportunities related to young adults initiatives and inclusion at the European, national and local level The teaching methods chosen in this training course are both theoretical-oriented and practical- oriented conceived in order to encourage participants to a close interaction with trainers and the other trainees. Moreover, during the training course participative and interactive teaching methods and activities will be used. Participants will have chance to practice various teaching methods, including structured discussion, lectures, role play, workshops with case studies, working groups, presentations, networking and partnership sessions, etc. Specialised terminology related to the EU in general, EU Funds, EU Project Cycle Management needs to be acquired by adult learners at the beginning of the course. Therefore introduction to specialised terminology used in the project cycle management will be included. Some sessions will include trainer presentations of concept and materials which lead to discussions and debate among the participants. On the other hand, some other sessions will encourage participants to share their own experiences in order to have feedback from trainers and to better plan their actions in their local context. For detailed information about the application please see ALDA’s webpage: http://www.alda-europe.eu/newSite/4-grudtvig.php

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This Training Course is

for 20 participants

from Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Teachers (vocational, adult, special needs), Teacher trainers, Careers officers, educational guides and counsellors, Headteachers/principals/managers of schools/organisations offering adult education, (Paid or voluntary) management staff, Members of stude

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Association of Local Association Agencies (Youth NGO)

The Association of Local Democracy Agencies is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of good governance and citizen participation at the local level. ALDA in particular focuses on activities that facilitate cooperation between local authorities and civil society.
In the framework of promoting good governance and citizen participation at the local level ALDA focuses on various themes, such as European integration, decentralisation, civic initiatives and volunteering, human rights and sustainable economic development.
ALDA conducts its activities through different forms of action:
- Coordinating and supporting the 13 Local Democracy Agencies in their activities.
- Conducting its own projects in the field of good governance and citizen participation at the local level.
- Supporting other local stakeholders’ initiatives - like Local Authorities - by providing expertise gained through ALDA’s knowledge and experience in the regions where ALDA and the Local Democracy Agencies are working.


Contact for questions:

Alfonso Aliberti


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Interested applicants should apply for the mobility scholarship Grundtvig for In Service Training Courses, which will cover fees, accommodation and travel costs on the basis of flatrates. Scholarships are provided by National Agencies. Please see the instruction on ALDA website on how to get the scholarship http://www.alda-europe.eu/newSite/4-grudtvig.php
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