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Partnership-building Activity

25-30 October 2016 | Janeiro de Cima, Portugal

A contact making seminar co-organized by NA BEFR and PT, and co-funded by other NA’s in order to promote partnerships and develop quality Youth Exchanges, with a strong focus on Inclusion. Programme countries + EECA and SEE. 45 participants.
CONTEXT Over the past years, many youth exchange projects have been developed and run between organisations from different countries. An exciting and challenging intercultural encounter! In order to strengthen the partnerships and especially the quality of these projects, this partnership building activity aims to provide the needed support and training elements for the participants who intend to organise such a youth exchange in the near future. Besides creating the opportunity for participants to create strong partnerships, we also wish to offer a real intercultural experience, as an inspirational example for future youth exchange implementations. This “MAKE THE MOVE III” will therefore take place in a rural village in the very centre of Portugal, ‘Janeiro de Cima’, which has around 200 habitants. From this year on, this village has started receiving international groups based upon the community model of ‘The Rural Centre of Non Formal Education’ in Vila da Marmeleira. The projects implemented in this community, offer a win-win situation for all involved - local development and change for local people through their involvement in the activities and a deep intercultural experience for the participants. Besides the pedagogical outcomes of the international activities (e.g. training course, seminar, workcamp), the different projects leave their mark on the community. A local impact and international footprint are left behind. This village seems to us an ideal setting to organize this PBA “MAKE THE MOVE III”, focusing on the following aspects:  - Young people as actors in the different steps of a youth exchange, supported and coached by youth workers.  - The local community as the integral supporting structure of a youth exchange .  - The impact and permanent mark on a local community as a result of a youth exchange. The above features will not only be discussed and analysed, but will also be based upon real practical experience during the Partnership Building Activity. AIMS & OBJECTIVES  - To create an opportunity to find good and reliable partners to make youth exchanges with  - To understand what is needed to plan a youth exchange of good quality  - To create a solid network of contacts and partnerships  - To equip the youth workers with insight in their role as coach and support  - To experience the possibilities of local involvement  - To understand the impact and social change a youth exchange can have within the local community TARGET GROUP The partner building activity is open for voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with young people, and plan to organise a youth exchange within the frame of the Erasmus+ - Youth in Action Programme. Max 45 participants from Geographical Europe (Programme countries + Western Balkans and Eastern Europe and Caucasus). Priority will be given to participants from organisations or groups working on social inclusion of young people. Participants should be at least 18 years old. Be aware that this Partner Building Activity will be in English. The team can give extra language support in French, Portuguese, and Dutch when necessary. Participants are expected to be part of the full duration of the Partnership Building Activity. All board and lodging is foreseen from Tuesday 25th of October dinner time, till after breakfast on Sunday 30rd of October 2016.

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This Partnership-building Activity is

for 45 participants

from Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Western Balkan countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, The participants should be able to take responsibility to engage in Youth Exchange building process.

Working language(s):



NA BEFR / NA PT (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Thierry Dufour


Phone: +32 2 548 38 81

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. If you come from a country other than Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details. Costs for participants from EECA, SEE and Russian Federation will be taken in charge by the organizers.

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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