22-27 October 2017 | Lisbon, Portugal
for 30 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
and recommended for
Youth workers, Youth leaders, Project managers, Youth Policy Makers, youth policy makers, civil servants from local and regional authorities responsible for youth matters, youth workers, youth leaders, project managers, Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agency officers responsible for KA3 / youth participation projects
Working language(s): English
Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action (National Agency)
SALTO Participation (SALTO)
AGENZIA NATIONALE PER I GIOVANI (Italy) (National Agency)
TEMPUS Public Foundation – Erasmus+ Youth National Agency, Hungary (National Agency)
The aims of the Study Visit are to share and reflect on existing practices of youth participation in decision making at local level in order to elaborate on issues of quality in such practices.
As such, the Study Visit will also contribute to the development of the necessary competences of participants to efficiently plan, implement, sustain and reform local participative structures
SALTO Youth Participation RC in cooperation with Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agencies have launched a long-term process (2016-18) that establishes a Strategic Approach of working with local and regional public authorities in planning, developing, maintaining and reforming democratic youth participation structures for dialogue, co-decision and co-management as well as the mutual integration of the European Structured Dialogue cycles.
The involvement of young people in developing youth policies and in decision making is fundamental to increase the sense of belonging and active citizenship of young people to their communities. Involvement in a broader dimension: when youth has an active voice and is a fundamental actor of the development of their local communities, of decision-making processes, shaping local policies. This enables municipalities and regional public authorities to address the needs and interests of youth, at the same time that will contribute to engage youth as active actors of the solutions for their problems, increasing the level of ownership, compromise and involvement of an important part of our communities that is many times neglected on this level. For this it is crucial to develop a new culture of youth participation, especially with regard to decision-making processes on issues that are of direct concern and interest of young people. Youth should be looked at as a source of solutions for our social problems; their extraordinary energy, creativity and potential for change can largely contribute to the development of our communities.
In the framework of this process the Study Visit is the follow-up of the Training Course “Democracy Reloaded: A training course to develop instruments and structures for youth participation in decision making at the local level” which took place in Budapest, Hungary in the end of 2016. In parallel with the development and implementation of the TC, a mapping exercise was initiated in order to identify the specific set of competences required from local and regional public authorities to establish, maintain and develop sustainable democratic participation structures for young people. The study visit will provide the opportunity for the participants to reflect on and test this map of competences, and evaluate their capacities, challenges and needs in order to engage youth in municipal decision making.
The aims of the Study Visit are to share and reflect on existing practices of youth participation in decision making at local level in order to elaborate on issues of quality in such practices. As such, the Study Visit will also contribute to the development of the necessary competences of participants to efficiently plan, implement, sustain and reform local participative structures.
Objectives of the Study Visit
The Study Visit will create the possibility for participating youth leaders, youth workers, local and regional public authority officers dealing with youth
The Study Visit will be a great opportunity for different representatives of local and regional public authorities and youth organisations active at regional or local level to think and work together. Therefore, we would encourage your organisation/institution also to invite a representative of a youth organization or municipality to apply together to attend this activity. By working together during the Study Visit the commitment and the cooperation of the two parties will be reinforced and further empowered. As such this Study Visit may provide a second meeting of some the participants of the TC” Democracy Reloaded” in order to evaluate the outcomes of the training course and further plan their cooperation and projects.
Profile of participants
youth policy makers, civil servants from local and regional authorities responsible for youth matters, youth workers, youth leaders, project managers, Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agency officers responsible for KA3 / youth participation projects
The Study Visit is designed for people working with municipal participation structures (youth councils, youth forums, youth co-management bodies) on the municipal side or the youth representation or NGO side. The study visit aims to allow representatives of local and regional public authorities and youth organisations active at regional or local level to work together. Therefore, we encourage youth organisations/institutions and representatives of municipalities to apply together to attend this activity (for example an officer dealing with youth issues within a municipality together with a representative of the local youth council / partner youth organisation). At selection, priority will be given to those who apply in partnership between the municipality and the youth / NGO sector.
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.
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: 17022
Application deadline: 10 September 2017
Date of selection: 18 September 2017
Contact for questions:
Járosi Éva / Ms Eva Jarosi
Pályázati koordinátor, KA2 & KA3 / Programme Coordinator, KA2 & KA3
ERASMUS+ IFJÚSÁG / ERASMUS+ YOUTH
Tempus Közalapítvány / Tempus Public Foundation
1077 Budapest, Kéthly Anna tér 1.
1438 Budapest 70, Pf. 508.
T: (+36 1) 237 1300 | F: (+36 1) 239 1329
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