"YOUTH + ERASMUS+"

The project is aimed at training youth specialists and organizing the Informative Seminar to supply interested young people with the information about ERASMUS+

An intelligent, educated and well-provided for youth is the key to Latvia’s and Europe’s successful future. Unfortunately, the statistics is not promising. With every passing year the number of young Latvians graduating secondary school is decreasing. In Latvia and other European countries only elementary school is obligatory, and a great percentage of elementary school graduates do not choose continue with their formal education. With such a low level of formal education it is very difficult and sometimes even impossible to integrate into the modern workforce, which is demanding high level of education and practical skills.
Non-formal education, training and youth specialists’ activities play a key role in providing young people with the necessary skills and education to actively participate in the labour market and in society at large.
The program ERASMUS+ can help Latvia’s and Europe’s youth to develop their sense of European citizenship, using all possible opportunities the European Union offers.
The main problem is that Latvia’s and Europe’s youth is not aware of the possibilities and opportunities provided by Europe. These opportunities are available to all, but without information - there is no activity and no results. It is imperative to inform youth of all social layers and all ages. The providers of the necessary information can be other young people, peers. That is why youth specialists are like a link between local youth and global information of youth opportunities.
Aim: The project is aimed at training youth specialists and organizing the Informative Seminar to supply interested young people with the information about ERASMUS+ and providing meetings with youth specialists, which can help with advice, experience, suggestions to support other ideas for young people.

Objectives:
- Creating and strengthening youth relationships in European cities;
- Promoting ERASMUS+ goals;
- Training of youth specialists in every participating city;
- Exchanging experience;
- Informing youth about the opportunities of ERASMUS+ and other EU youth programs.
Target group: youth specialists, youth of all social layers and all ages

Activities:
- Informative Seminar on sharing information, good practices and ideas about the opportunities offered by ERASMUS+ in lead country;
- training of youth specialists;
- exchange of experience within mobility.

Results:
 Trained youth specialists in participating cities;
 Exchanged experience between different countries within the mobility;
 Within the organized Informative Seminar:
- enhanced and expanded knowledge about youth possibilities and opportunities in EU;
- created and strengthened the relationships between participating youth specialists of different EU cities;
- promoted ERASMUS+ goals;
- shared and obtained good practices of participating countries;
- informed youth in participating cities;
- identified youth needs

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Project overview

"YOUTH + ERASMUS+" is a project by
Daugavpils City Council
taking place
from 2015-03-01 till 2016-10-30
This project relates to:
Youth Exchanges, Training and Networking
and is focusing on:
  • Democracy/Active citizenship
  • European citizenship
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Non-formal learning
  • Unemployment/employability
  • Youth policy
This project can include young people with fewer opportunities like
  • Social obstacles
  • Economic obstacles
  • Disability
  • Educational difficulties
  • Cultural differences
  • Health problems
  • Geographical obstacles
The target groups are: youth specialists from non-governmental organizations, youth organizations of Europe, social entrepreneurs, municipalities, informal youth groups

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http://otlas-project.salto-youth.net/3441

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