Making EVS and Youth exchange for all

ns1This Training Course “Making EVS and Youth exchange for all” aims to develop the skills and knowledge of organizations who work in the field of youth mobility and to stimulate the exchange of good practices and experience in order to increase the quality of youth mobility projects. Also it aims to spread knowledge to partners in the East Europe and Caucasus region thus strengthening their capacity to use the Youth in Action programme effectively and successfully. In the specific way the training course will offer the opportunity for civil society organisations from countries in Europe, East Europe and Caucasus region to develop new skills and competences in the project planning, implementation and management of Youth Exchanges and EVS. In addition the strong focus on collaborative learning means that good practices will be identified and shared. Continue reading

Communication strategy

As we discussed during the meeting in Palermo, we emphasise the importance of answering to the e-mails the fast as possible. Preferably in 3 days. If this is not possible we can understand, but it’s important that each of us try to follow this “rule”. Channels of communication: Cesie coordinators – Financial and legal issues Cesie all the group of YW, Coordinator – Everything else connected with the project implementation and evaluation YW YW – Exchange of practices and experiences Youth groups from all countries – To meet each other and develop intercultural curiosity Means: Continue reading

Youth in action

Youth in Action is the EU Programme for young people aged 15-28 (in some cases 13-30). It aims to inspire a sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union’s future.

Youth in Action is a programme for all! It promotes mobility within and beyond the EU borders, non-formal learning and inter-cultural dialogue, and encourages the in-clusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural back- ground. Continue reading

Communication strategy

As we discussed during the meeting in Palermo, we emphasise the importance of answering to the e-mails the fast as possible. Preferably in 3 days. If this is not possible we can understand, but it’s important that each of us try to follow this “rule”.

Channels of communication:
Cesie coordinators – Financial and legal issues
Cesie all the group of YW, Coordinator – Everything else connected with the project implementation and evaluation
YW YW – Exchange of practices and experiences
Youth groups from all countries – To meet each other and develop intercultural curiosity Continue reading

Framework of the Youth in Action program

•Policy
- Lisbon Strategy
- European Youth Pact
-European Cooperation in the Youth Field
-Commission’s Plan D for Democracy, Dialogue and Debate
•Previous programmes
-YOUTH FOR EUROPE (1989-1999), European Voluntary Service
-YOUTH (2000-2006)
•Consultation process
•External evaluations

Objectives
•Promotion of young people’s European active citizenship
•Development of solidarity and tolerance among young people
•Fostering of mutual understanding between young people from different countries
•Improvement of the quality of support systems for youth activities and development of the capabilities of civil society organisations in the youth field
•Promotion of European cooperation in the youth field

General priorities
•European Citizenship
•Participation of young people
•Cultural diversity
•Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities

Tools for a new world

A courageous Italian social reformer reflects on the universality of lessons taught by his own efforts to bring change to a violent and stagnant society.

By Danilo Dolci

Until the age of fifteen, I made no particular effort to learn anything. I lived in a middle-class family and went to school year after year, paying rather more attention to the subjects taught by teacher I liked and less to the rest. I adored music, enjoyed reading, and was delighted when it began to snow and equally delighted when the weather turned warm and I could go swimming. Continue reading

Danilo Dolci

Danilo Dolci was born near Trieste, northern Italy 1927, son a devout Slav mother and a sceptical Italian father who worked for the railways and become a station –master.

Danilo originally studied architecture in Rome, Milan, Switzerland, and also trained as an engineer. As a student he published works on the science of construction and the theory of reinforced concrete.He was hailed as a man with a brillant future. Continue reading