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N.I.C.E Place - New Intervention with Creative Education on Local participation and engagement

Training Course

11-17 October 2015 | Évora, Portugal

N.I.C.E Place is a fresh training scheme to set a creative scenario to engage participants with Local participation and Citizenship engagement and empower Youth Organizations and Erasmus+ Programme users.
The European Union defined from the 2020 Strategy a need of an intelligent growth sustained in Erasmus+ Programme as key leader. N.I.C.E - New Intervention with Creative Education is a contribution Training Scheme to Support Erasmus+ Youth in order to empower young persons and Youth organizations to develop Erasmus + projects and promote the recognition of Non Formal Education and Its role in EU 2020 Strategy. N.I.C.E is Non Formal Education for Erasmus + Empowerment. The current proposal was defined after a strong SWOT analysis of Erasmus+ Programme and after designed with support of a SMART evaluation. The result of this creative process was the need to find answers and approaches in order to achieve Horizontal and Vertical strategies to truly empower the Erasmus+ training scheme. The N.I.C.E TC Concept brings innovation on the practice of Non Formal Education and present 3 Blocs of trainings that will empower the work of Youth Organizations on Erasmus+ Key Actions, on Non Formal Education and in the framework of 2020 main objectives. The all Training Course is a simulation process to develop a creative training process and address the training thematic on a very efficient and innovative way; N.I.C.E Place Scenario The Main Facilitator was elected Mayor of Erasmian City. He is the Youngest Mayor in all Europe and he wants to drive young people for more active role in the development of his city. He plans to turn the City of Erasmian, European Youth Capital in 2020. The team of Alderman’s (Trainers) with Experts from all over Europe (participants) will work together for 7 days in Évora in order to develop an Action Plan. Mayor and Alderman’s will only facilitate and not interfere in the out coming results of the TC. Aims and goals of the Training Course * Local Level Youth Participation within the framework of Erasmus+ * Empower future project within the KA3 SD * Empower and promote Youthpass during the TC *Enrolment of Youth Organizations at Local Level * Empower and develop tools on Structured Dialogue with KA3 * Recognize, Identify and celebrate shared Citizenship values. * Recognize priorities and directions for Local Development in the framework of Erasmus+ * Engage and empower different and diverse groups. * Promote Innovation on Local Level Networks - Consortiums * Provide fully documented results that can be easily turned into action plans. * Support friendly discussions while efficiently leading to practical conclusions. * Give a voice to even the quietest of participants. Project Methodology N.I.C.E Place combines an innovative approach with a dual methodology recognized by Erasmus + Programme, Non Formal Education – Structured Dialogue Process to link local participation and local youth engagement between youth organizations and decision makers with the support of Erasmus+ KA3.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Young leaders, Youth workers and Decision makers interested to develop competencies on local youth policy, youth participation, youth work. The training course will focus on Structured Dialogue methodology and innovative approaches on this topic. Training

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Portuguese National Agency of Erasmus + Youth in Action (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques


Phone: 00351 253 204 260

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.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee, which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how 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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