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Europe Goes Local Project Lab to support rural youth work

Seminar

14-17 November 2022 | Chalkidiki, Greece

In the framework of the Europe Goes Local project, the Hellenic National Agency of the Erasmus+/Youth and European Solidarity Corps programmes is looking for participants for the Europe Goes Local (EGL) project lab which will focus on rural youth work.

THE PROJECT

The EGL project is a long-term strategic partnership between the Erasmus+ National Agencies and their partners.

The core aim of the project is to raise the quality of local youth work in particular through enhanced cooperation between various stakeholders that are active at the municipal level. The Partnership currently involves about 200 members who represent around 120 municipalities in the participating countries.

PURPOSE AND SCOPE OF THE PROJECT LAB

Project Labs in the frame of Europe Goes Local are international training and networking events that bring together officials and practitioners in youth work to strengthen the usage and exploitation of the possibilities offered by the Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps programmes for youth work at the municipal level.

Specifically, the Project Lab aims to:

  • provide information and training on the possibilities of the European mobility programmes, and how to use them;
  • present and curate good practices in using the programmes, with a focus on youth work at the municipal level;
  • support partnership-building and networking, with a focus on youth work at the municipal level;
  • allow for project development with a focus on the usage of the European mobility programmes, and provide coaching thereof;
  • provide direct contact and support by the network of National Agencies to the potential project promoters/beneficiaries

In the bigger picture, Project Labs contribute to the promotion of the European mobility programmes, bring them closer to municipalities, and enhance the impact, recognition and visibility of youth work at the municipal level.

PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS

  • basic knowledge of European mobility programmes
  • connected to youth work at the municipal level. In case the participant represents an “independent” institution (eg an NGO), then a mechanism is needed to check the relation to youth work at the municipal level (eg endorsement by a municipality or sending NA, description of relation to municipal youth work in the application form, …)
  • available to join the main event (Project Lab) as well as pre-ceding webinar
  • willing and in a position to develop and commit to co-operation projects using the European mobility programmes, enhancing youth work at the municipal level
  • ideally already has an idea or preference for possible co-operation projects or themes

FORMAT, SETUP AND EMBEDDING OF THE ACTIVITY

With the project labs, we offer a package of activities to prepare the participants before they meet in the residential event.

Events:

  • Inspirational webinar to showcase good practices in how to use the European mobility programmes to enhance youth work at the municipal level. That webinar is open to the general public.
  • Meet & Match: there is a mandatory online meet-up before, where participants get to know each other and get to know existing and potential ideas/wishes/needs for co-operation projects.
  • Project Lab: residential activity 14-17 November (14th and 17th will be travel days).

The Inspirational webinar and Meet & Match session will take place on the same day, please, see the indicative week above. The specific date will be defined later on.

Digital embedding

The Europe Goes Local intranet will be used as an online support tool where the trainers and participants will be able to interact and share materials in relation to the event.

 

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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/10484

This Seminar is

for 30-40 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Municipal youth officers

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

Hellenic National Agency for Erasmus+/Youth and European Solidarity Coprs/INEDIVIM (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

TCA Officer, Apostolos Alexiadis

E-Mail:

Phone: +302131314450

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. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

Costs

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

The hosting NA of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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