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SMART Participation in Erasmus+

Seminar

25-30 November 2019 | Cyprus

Are we "SMART" enough? A seminar on SMART Participation with the aim to enhance the participation of young people in the civic society.

It is said that SMART participation ensures a better and citizen-centred mode of governance as states respond better to citizens’ needs and inputs. However, can SMART participation truly enhance the participation of young people in the civic society? Can SMART participation really enable states to better outreach the needs of their young people? How can Erasmus+, and particularly KA3, reinforce the active participation of young people in today’s societies? 

According to CoE’s Manual on the Revised European Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional life, “Youth participation is not an end in itself, but a means of achieving positive changes in young people’s lives and of building a better society.” Numerous initiatives have been put forward to this direction, one of them being smart participation.

During this seminar, participants will explore the topic of SMART participation, including relevant tools that could be employed by the various stakeholders, such as youth councils, local municipalities, NGOs, representatives of the National working groups (NWG) on EU Youth Dialogue and other relevant governmental structures related to both the empowerment of young people and their encouragement to participate in the civic society. Apart from these, participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas on best practices on youth participation used in their countries, as well as challenges faced. This seminar will also offer the space to participants for further networking, with the ultimate aim to fortify future qualitative KA3 projects under Erasmus+. 

 

OBJECTIVES

The seminar aims to reach the following objectives:

• To expand the understanding of SMART participation by exploring and sharing relevant tools that can enhance young people’s participation;

• To explore the role of youth work in supporting and enhancing SMART Participation;

• To provide opportunities for sharing good practices, concepts and activities within KA3 that are able to increase the participation of young people with fewer opportunities into such processes;

• To reflect on the role of the “Erasmus+: Youth in Action” programme, and particularly KA3, in supporting young people’s participation in the civic society;

• To improve quality and foster innovation in KA3 projects;

• To provide a space for networking and partnership building among the participants.

 

PARTICIPANT’S PROFILE

This seminar is for Youth workers & youth leaders, Youth experts, Policy makers representing youth councils, local municipalities, NGOs, NWG on EU Youth Dialogue and other relevant governmental structures. All participants should have experience or knowledge on SMART participation tools and digital tools.

All participants should be over 18 years old.

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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/8153

This Seminar is

for 28 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth policy makers, Youth experts representing youth councils, local municipalities, NGOs, NWG on EU Youth Dialogue and other relevant governmental structures. All participants should have experience or knowledge on SMART participation tools and digital tools.

Organiser:

Youth Board of Cyprus (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Stella Rousou

E-Mail:

Phone: +357-22402691

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 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 to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (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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