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The Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

Seminar

22-25 October 2013 | Kaunas, Lithuania

The Eastern Partnership Youth Forum (EaP Youth Forum) will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania, on the 22nd -25th October in the context of Lithuania’s Presidency of the Council of the EU and the Eastern Partnership Platform 4 'Contacts between people'.
The event will be organised and hosted by the Agency of International Youth Cooperation - the Lithuanian National Agency of Youth in Action Programme - in cooperation with the European Commission in the framework of the Eastern Partnership Platform 4 'Contacts between people', the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and other stakeholders. The Eastern Partnership Youth Forum aims to: • enhance the recognition of youth work and non-formal learning especially in the context of social inclusion, building on the synergies between international, national, regional and local levels; • raise the quality and visibility of non-formal learning and youth work at the local level and foster exchange of good practice of youth work between Eastern Partnership and Youth in Action Programme countries ; • showcase current youth cooperation within the framework of the Youth in Action Programme's Eastern Partnership Youth Window and explore opportunities offered by the future EU programme for education, training, youth and sport. Programme The detailed description and programme of the EaP Youth Forum is attached to this invitation and available on the following website www.youthforum2013.eu. Participants' profile The Eastern Partnership Youth Forum aims to bring together about 200 young people and youth experts with experience in youth and/or youth related areas to set the ground for a viable, continuous and structured dialogue and cross-sectoral cooperation. Stakeholders are invited to participate in the Eastern Partnership Youth Forum in evidence based discussions and mutual learning and the qualitative development of non-formal education/learning and youth work. Representatives/participants should have one of the following profiles: • Young people active in youth organisations at local level; • Youth workers; • Youth researchers; • Youth policy/decision makers at international, national, regional and levels with an interest in local youth policy. As the event puts an emphasis on the quality, visibility and transferability of non-formal education, representatives with the following background are also invited to apply: • Business organisations interested in non-formal education/learning and youth work; • Formal education institutions interested in non-formal education/learning and youth work. Selection criteria Priority will be given to participants with relevant experience in youth work, youth research or youth policy and who contribute to the content and quality of non-formal education in their local realities. The programme of the Forum is designed to strengthen local strategies/plans of non-formal education/learning and youth work in the context of cooperation between Eastern Partnership and Youth in Action Programme countries. Participants should be able to communicate in English. Interpretation from English to Russian and from Russian to English will be provided in the plenary sessions. Linguistic support will be provided in the working groups. How to register? Representatives/participants from Youth in Action Programme countries should apply by completing the application form. The selection process will be conducted by the organisers and representatives of the National Agencies of Youth in Action Programme. The selection is needed to ensure the right number of participants and to form a targeted and motivated group.
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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/3647

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This Seminar is

for 200 participants

from Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Business organisations interested in non-formal education/learning and youth work; Formal education institutions interested in non-formal education/learning and youth work.

Working language(s):

English. Interpretation from English to Russian and from Russian to English will be provided in the plenary sessions. Linguistic support will be provided in the working groups.

Organiser:

Agency of International Youth Co-operation of Lithuania (National Agency)

Co-organiser(s):

  • European Commission, the United Kingdom, Austrian, Polish and Latvian National Agencies of Youth in Action Programme (National Agency)
  • SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus, SALTO Training and Cooperation (SALTO Resource Centre)
  • Lithuanian Ministries of Social Security and Labour and the Foreign Affairs, European Youth Forum, CoE-EU Youth partnership (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Agnė Kviklienė

Website: http://www.youthforum2013.eu

E-Mail:

Phone: +370 5 2497003

Costs

Cost of accommodation, meals and other related costs will be covered by the organisers of the Eastern Partnership Youth Forum: the European Commission (Eastern Partnership Platform 4, Youth in Action Programme), the Lithuanian Government and other funds. Certain budget limits will apply. Participants will be accommodated in shared twin rooms. Participants willing to accommodate in single rooms will be asked to pay 35 EUR extra per night. Travel costs for participants from Youth in Action Programme countries will be covered by relevant National Agencies. Please contact your National Agency for more details (financing, travel arrangements, reimbursement of expenses, etc.).

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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