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My Europe, My Say

Training Course

21-25 March 2023 | Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

How can youth work support active citizenship and participation of young people? Ahead of the EU elections 2024, we would like to explore activities and tools to support youngsters in playing their role in the European project.

This training course will allow youth workers to learn about tools they can use to help foster democracy skills of young people they are working with, while reflecting on future democracy and sharing best practices. There will be a visit to a local initiative or institution. Participants will be asked to join project teams during the training to work on specific tasks or projects. In this way, each element of the training can immediately be applied to the implementation of concrete projects.

Objectives 

  • Fostering political participation through peer-to-peer learning and support
  • Exploring tools to foster a variety democracy skills
  • Increasing the understanding of the EU institutions and decision-making processes
  • Preparing the EU elections 2024
  • Engaging for active citizenship on the basis of concrete challenges
  • Exploring possibilities of living democracy in the future
  • Building new partnerships in order to sustain these goals in the future

Target groups 

We would like to work with multipliers in youth work. These can be youth workers or people working with youngsters in various educational fields (diversity, citizenship, participation, personal development, social inclusion, intercultural communication, etc.).
We encourage participants to introduce a project idea or a concrete challenge they would like to work (or continue working) on  in the months following the seminar, related to supporting young people in their engagement with Europe & and the development of trust in democracy.

Preparation & Follow-up 

Before the Training, participants will be asked to fill out a survey about challenges, topics or project ideas they would like to work on. Info on background & learning interests (skills) will help facilitators take their needs into account.

An online space will be set up on basecamp where materials can be shared before, during and after the seminar. Between 45 days and 3 months after the training, an online follow-up meeting can give participants the chance to share their experiences on how they have been able to apply the training in their projects.

Practicalities

Participants will sleep in single rooms.

There are currently no COVID-19 restrictions in Luxembourg, participants will be informed about any new rules before the training.

Quarantine costs have to be covered be the participants themselves.

Disclaimer!

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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/9990

This Training Course is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches, >18

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

Anefore asbl (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Nadine Linden

E-Mail:

Phone: +352 24873992

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 will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food. Possible quarantine fees will not be covered by the NA. Participants are accomodated in single rooms.

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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