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POSTPONED 1st HALF 2022! - Kick-off Event! - Strategic Cooperation with Neighbouring Partner Countries

Conference – Symposium - Forum

6-10 December 2021 | Paris (residential/hybrid tbd), France

This meeting will offer you a space to explore and develop collaboration opportunities with neighbouring partner countries within the Erasmus+ and ESC programmes.

The collaboration opportunities between neighbouring partner regions (South East Europe, EuroMed, Eastern Europe and Caucasus) and Programme / Participating countries offered by the EU youth programmes have had a significant impact on participating young people, youth workers and organisations but also at policy level. The programmes have offered spaces for dialogue and cooperation based on mutual needs and interests.

Various surveys and studies have highlighted the benefits of such collaboration for both programme and partner countries, such as:

  • the development of intercultural competencies,
  • understanding of different geographic, cultural and political life and youth work environments including realities and challenges faced by young people,
  • a better recognition of youth work and nonformal learning,
  • a larger participation of young people with fewer opportunities,
  • a better recognition of small local NGOs that can access training activities and opportunities to develop their network at European level.

The regional SALTO Resource Centres (South East Europe, EuroMed, Eastern Europe and Caucasus) have played an instrumental role in enlarging and deepening this collaboration.

The network of the Erasmus+ Youth and Sport and European Solidarity Corps National Agencies and the regional SALTO Resource Centres have decided to use the launch of the new 2021-2027 Programmes to strengthen the collaboration between programme and partner countries. The result is the creation of the LTSA (Long-term Strategic Activity) NPC (Neighbouring Partner Countries) that will be launched in December in Paris.

Based on the needs and interests of various stakeholders involved in youth cooperation between Programme and Partner countries, this initiative aims to create new (or renewed) dynamics for this cooperation, and to give more visibility to the experiences and expertise that have been and will be further developed in this field.

LAUNCH EVENT

Aims & objectives

  • Introduce and consolidate the outcomes of regional consultations with different stakeholders in youth work that were conducted earlier in 2021;
  • Identify priorities, perspectives and activities within the framework of the LTSA NPC for the next years
  • Showcase examples of projects and practices that have had a significant impact on their beneficiaries and communities.
  • Present the opportunities for cooperation with partner countries offered by the new Programmes and the LTSAs
  • Provide an opportunity for networking

Target Group

  • Representatives of experienced organisations from both Programme & Partner Countries under the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Programmes and of organisations interested in getting (more) involved in this cooperation
  • Institutional stakeholders (representatives of the EU Delegations in the relevant countries, European Commission and National Agencies for Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps)
  • Other individuals and organisations active in the field of youth that are involved in cross-border collaboration between Programme and Partner countries.

 

Note on the Covid-19 pandemic

The organisers will ensure that safety and hygienic measures needed in relation to Covid-19 are in place during the activity. The selected participants will receive information about the conditions and coverage of costs in cases of emergency by their sending National Agencies or Regional SALTOs so that they can take them into consideration when deciding on and preparing their participation in the event.

MEASURES IN FRANCE

Restrictions are in force in metropolitan France. While you are in France you will need to present a health pass for access to certain events and places. For all information on these measures, visit https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19.

 

TRAVEL TO FRANCE

Can I enter France?

If you are vaccinated

If you are vaccinated, you can travel to France with no restrictions linked to health conditions.

The measures applicable to vaccinated adults also apply to any minors accompanying them, whether they are vaccinated or not. You can therefore travel with your underage children, whether they are vaccinated or not, and they will not need to self-isolate. Unvaccinated children aged 12 and over will need to present a negative test result as described below.

Travel documents if you are vaccinated:

  • proof of vaccination. It will only be valid if it proves that you are fully vaccinated, i.e.:
  • Seven days after the second shot for two-shot vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxevria and Covishield));
  • Four weeks after the shot for one-shot vaccines (Johnson & Johnson);
  • Seven days after the shot for vaccines administered to people who have already had COVID-19 (only one dose is necessary).
  • Only vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) (Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)), or AstraZeneca (Covishield) will be accepted.
  • a sworn declaration, which you can download from the Interior Ministry’s website stating that: you have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection; to your knowledge, you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey.

If you are not vaccinated

A list of countries of departure has been drawn up on the basis of the health indicators. The lists of countries can be altered based on changes in the epidemic situation.

Specific rules apply to road hauliers (in French and English).

If you are not vaccinated and you arrive from a “green” country

Countries/territories on the “green” list: countries in the European space (European Union, Andorra, the Holy See, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland), and Albania, Australia, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Comoros Islands, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, Uruguay and Vanuatu.

Upon boarding, each traveller aged 12 and over must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 72 hours before the flight. . If you are travelling from Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Spain, the Netherlands or Portugal, your test must be taken less than 24 hours before the flight.

If you have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival. A certificate of recovery is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19, upon presentation of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test.

This will not apply to:

trips by residents of cross-border areas (border within a 30 km radius of your residence, and for a duration of less than 24 hours).

work-related trips, the urgent or frequent nature of which makes them incompatible with these tests;

trips by hauliers carrying out their work.

To avail of the exemptions above, you must have a document proving the reasons for your trip.

If you are not vaccinated and you arrive from an “orange” country

Countries/territories on the “orange” list: every country/territory in the world, except those on the green list and red list.

You can only travel to France if you have pressing grounds for travel. The list of pressing grounds is set out in the certificate of international travel drawn up by the Ministry of the Interior.

Each traveller aged 12 and over must present a negative PCR test taken less than 72 hours before departure or a negative antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before departure. If you are arriving from the United Kingdom, the PCR or antigenic test must have been taken less than 24 hours before boarding.

If you have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival. A certificate of recovery is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19, upon presentation of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test.

You may be subject to a random test when you arrive in France.

You must pledge to self-isolate for 7 days.

If you are not vaccinated and you arrive from a “red” country

Countries/territories on the “red” list: Afghanistan, Algeria, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Georgia, Iran, Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Tunisia and Turkey

You can only travel to France if you have pressing grounds for travel. The list of pressing grounds is set out in the certificate of international travel drawn up by the Ministry of the Interior.

Upon boarding, each traveller aged 12 and over must present a negative PCR or antigenic test taken less than 48 hours before the flight.
If you have previously contracted COVID-19, instead of a negative test result you may present a certificate of recovery dated more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to the date of arrival. A certificate of recovery is a document issued to persons who have contracted COVID-19, upon presentation of a positive RT-PCR or antigenic test.

You will be tested when you arrive in France.

You will be subject to a mandatory 10-day quarantine supervised by security forces.

Travel documents if you are not vaccinated

Depending on your circumstances, you must complete and carry some of the following documents in order to board:

a sworn declaration, which you can download from the Interior Ministry’s website stating that

you have no symptoms of COVID-19 infection;

to your knowledge, you have not been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to your journey;

(if you are aged 12 or over) you agree to submit to a virological RT-PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival in France;

(where applicable) you pledge to self-isolate for seven days;

(for non-vaccinated travellers arriving from a “red” country) you are aware that you will have to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in France.

(for non-vaccinated travellers arriving from “orange” or “red” countries) an exempted international travel certificate for Metropolitan France, which you can download from the Interior Ministry’s website. You must present this certificate to travel companies before using your travel ticket, as well as to border control authorities (for travel by air, sea and land, including by rail);

(for non-vaccinated travellers arriving from a “red” country) proof of location of self-isolation, and where appropriate, access details for inspectors to carry out checks.

If you fail to produce these documents, you will be denied boarding.

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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/9678

This Conference – Symposium - Forum is

for 125 participants

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

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

SALTO EuroMed / French Erasmus + Youth and Sport National Agenc (SALTO Resource Centre)

NA Partners: Poland, Slovenia, France, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Croatia and Belgium-FR.

Co-organiser(s):

  • SALTO SEE (SALTO Resource Centre)
  • SALTO EECA (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

EuroMed

E-Mail:

Phone: +33

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

During the event, accommodation and food will be organised and covered by the organisers.

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.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

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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