Seminar / Conference
22-25 May 2016 | Tallinn, Estonia
for 100 participants
from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, KOSOVO * UN RESOLUTION, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Russian Federation, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine
and recommended for
Youth workers, Youth leaders, Project managers, Youth Policy Makers, NGOs/CSOs working with young people, youth/youth work umbrella organizations and networks local, regional and national level public institutions (Youth Departments / European and International co-operation departments), organisations that can influence t
Working language(s): English
Estonian National Agency for Erasmus+ programme (National Agency)
German National Agency for Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme (National Agency)
Polish National Agency for Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme (National Agency)
Hungarian National Agency for Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme (National Agency)
Are you involved in youth work? Are you interested in adding an international dimension to your work? Are you looking for long-term co-operation and strategic international opportunities? Then this event is exactly for you!
GOING INTERNATIONAL FORUM
Europe at your reach!
an international forum on the opportunities and possibilities of strategically enhancing youth work with a European/international dimension
Tallinn, Estonia • May 22nd – 25th of 2016
IN A NUTSHELL
The European Union has been investing into international learning and mobility programmes for decades, providing a range of learning mobility opportunities to young people and all stakeholders involved in youth work and non-formal education.
While the numbers and outcomes are highly encouraging, many young people and organisations are unaware of these possibilities, and/or do not use these programmes in a strategic and sustainable fashion. If you are interested in learning more about the impact of international youth work, please consult the most recent research-based analysis of the Youth in Action Programme: http://www.researchyouth.net/documents/ray_policybrief_2014.pdf
The ‘Going International Forum’ will bring together both newcomers and those with experience in international youth work and non-formal education to inspire each other, to discover the possibilities and benefits of international youth work and to foster strategic partnerships and long-term co-operation projects.
The meeting will bring together around 100 participants from European countries, representing a range of youth work and non-formal education environments. The event will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from May 22nd – 25th of 2016 and is funded by the Erasmus+: Youth In Action programme.
AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE FORUM
The aim of the meeting is to promote international youth work and to help to establish it as an integral part of youth work practice at all levels in Europe. It shall reach this by:
… empowering participants to take an active role in further developing and supporting sustainable and strategic international youth work.
… building awareness around the concept and benefits of international youth work.
… supporting participants to develop sustainable and strategic approaches for international youth work.
… offering space for partner finding and developing project ideas (both within and outside Erasmus+: Youth In Action)
By participating in this event, you can expect to:
Receive detailed information and first-hand testimonies on the opportunities and benefits of international youth work
Build relationships with like-minded organisations and individuals in youth work from all over Europe, including donors and support structures
Increase your motivation to engage in international youth work
Find space and support in fostering strategic partnerships and sustainable follow-up plans on local, regional and international level
Get acquainted with the Estonian urban culture and youth work practice
PROFILE OF PARTICIPANTS
The forum welcomes a mix of newcomers and experienced participants, representing all levels of youth work in Europe, including:
- NGOs/CSOs working with young people;
- youth/youth work umbrella organizations and networks;
- local, regional and national level public institutions (Youth Departments / European and International co-operation departments);
- organisations that can influence the development and sustainable engagement of new organisations in international youth work;
- Eurodesk and other youth information providers;
- ERASMUS+ National Agencies in the youth field;
- organisations working with young people with fewer opportunities;
- youth work experts;
- ERASMUS+ multipliers.
Here’s where you can learn more about the history and background of the main concepts behind the Forum:
The programme of the forum will start in the evening of 22nd of May and departures are planned on 25th of May after 14.00. Working language of the forum is English.
The forum will be facilitated in an interactive manner, following the spirit of international youth work and non-formal education. The methods applied will be participatory and adjusted to different learning styles. The group sizes will vary from full plenary session to work in small groups down to exercises in couples and individual reflection. This will be complemented by a series of online tools allowing for blended learning and engaging audiences beyond the group of participants present at the event.
The programme facilitation will be supported by the team of two trainers: MarCus Vrecer from Austria and Max Fras from the United Kingdom.
MarCus Vrecer is a trainer, project manager and consultant in non-formal education and the empowerment of civil society. He is a member of the Austrian Erasmus+ National Agency pool of trainers, and he is a founding and board member of the International Youth Work Trainers Guild. He has been involved in international youth work since the early 90s and has worked in numerous countries worldwide.
Max Fras is a trainer and consultant in civil society and youth policy development. He is a member of the UK Erasmus+ National Agency trainers' pool and the Council of Europe's Youth Department pool of trainers. He has been involved in international youth work since 2001 and has worked extensively in a number of EU countries, Western Balkans and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.
Application deadline: 25 April 2016
Date of selection: 2 May 2016
Note: Hungarian applicants are expected to apply on a Hungarian and on an English application form, too.
Hungarian application form, more information and conditions:
Kódszám a jelentkezéshez: 15094
This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
Contact for questions:
programkoordinátor | programme officer
Család-, Ifjúság- és Népesedéspolitikai Intézet
Institute for Family, Youth and Population Policy
1134 Budapest, Tüzér utca 33-35.
Tel: +36 1 237 6766