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DIALOGUE FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATION AND YOUTH POLICY

УЧАСТЬ МОЛОДІ У МОЛОДІЖНІЙ ПОЛІТИЦІ ШЛЯХОМ ДІАЛОГУ


Dates: 05-12-2017 - 12-12-2017

Place: Chorzow, Poland

Type: CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT

Participants: 2

Deadline: 26-11-2017


Aim

Overall Aim of our project is to strengthen capacities of youth organizations in small cities and to promote Youth Participation and Implementation of Youth Policy on a local level via assisting Cross-Sectorial cooperation. Our project consists of 6 activities: 2 Capacity Building Fellowship activity, Midterm Evaluation, Training course, Youth Exchange and the Conference of Evaluation of the project.


Description

Overall Aim of our project is to strengthen capacities of youth organizations in small cities and to promote Youth Participation and Implementation of Youth Policy on a local level via assisting Cross-Sectorial cooperation. Our project consists of 6 activities: 2 Capacity Building Fellowship activity, Midterm Evaluation, Training course, Youth Exchange and the Conference of Evaluation of the project.

Need: Capacity building of small youth organizations based in small cities. – Problem: Small youth organizations based in small cities play an important role in implementation of Youth policy on a local level and are important players in youth participation – but particularly in Eastern Partnership countries – in most of the cases have similar issues. They lack skills in publicity and fundraising to compete for resources and talent. They also find it difficult to communicate what they do, especially to people from different (sub)cultures.

Need: Capacity building of Youth Sectors in Municipalities of Small cities. – Problem: Municipalities of small cities in Eastern Partnership countries do not have a special employer on youth affairs and person responsible for it has difficulties in cooperation with Youth NGOs.

Main reason why we would like to carry out this Project, because we believe that youth is the main driving force for positive changes for the better democratic Society, and Youth Policy is one of the most important prerequisites for it. Youth Policy in National Level is developed, but it is not so much developed in the Municipality level. According to the research implemented by the members of our Consortium in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine in Eastern Partnership, and in Poland and Slovakia in EU, the Youth Policy in the Municipality level is on a very low level in EaP countries and the officials responsible for youth in small towns have small imagination about the youth policy and the implementation of the policy in local level. The situation is different in EU countries, where exists more or less developed local youth policy.

Local Youth policy is not possible to implement without participation of Young people, but there we also have a critical situation in Eastern Partnership Countries. National Youth Policy has been developed during the last 7 years and many youth workers have been involved in the creation process of youth policy strategy, like in many EU member countries. In the Municipality level the participation of young people in the implementation of youth policy is on the low level in EaP countries. The situation is different in EU where the implementation is being done via full involvement of local youth organizations. In EaP countries there exists Youth Council attached to the Mayor but members of the council are not trained and do not implement their functions. Member organizations of this consortium are being involved in the implementation of Youth policy on the National Level and would like to raise capacities of municipalities and regional youth organizations via using best practice of the European Union countries. Our project fully fits with the  one of Objective of European Youth policy -  promoting cooperation with and exchanges between youth workers on different continents.   


Requirements

-  be a youth worker in municipality 

-  be a youth worker in NGO

- 18+ years old

-  fluent English


Financial conditions

This project is financed by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency within the framework of Erasmus Plus Programme of European Union.

Travel costs are 100 % covered within the limit according to the rules of Erasmus+ proramme 

Food and accommodation will be covered for the entire project - 100%

Fee - 30 euros


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