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Dear friends,

Youth council Next Generation is looking for motivated participants for  Erasmus + project “Entrepreneurial Leadership Lab”. It is Erasmus +, Key Action 1, Mobility of youth workers training course. It will take place in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
The date of arrival for the mobility is 18.02.2017 the departure is on 25.02.2017.
It will gather 36 youth workers coming from 12 different countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Macedonia, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.
contact us if interested on : goko_g@yahoo.com
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And here is the application form

Младински Совет Нова Генерација беше партнер на интернационалниот тренинг курс, “Restorative – Me” кој се одржа во Белгија во градот Лувен. Тренинг курсот се одржа од 09 до 16 Октомври 2016. Претставниц на Младински Совет Нова Генерација беа 3 младински лидери, кои ги пренесоа искуствата од Македонија и се запознаа со нови начини на младинска работа со користење на техниките на неформалното образование. Проектот беше подржан од Европската комисија преку програмата Ерасмус +.

Повеќе информации за проектот и инволвираните партнери на следниот линк.

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Dear research participant,

We would like to invite you to take part in an international survey measuring the impact of volunteering on the employability and personal development of young people. Both individuals with a long-term continuous as well as short one-off volunteering experience are invited to share their opinions and experience.

At the end of the survey, every participant who completes the survey will receive individualised feedback on their own personality traits, such as curiosity, confidence or decisiveness, with their values compared to thousands of young people across Europe. Read more about the psychometric method on memo-tool.net

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The survey is available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish and Polish.

The survey is entirely anonymous, the data analysis is confidential and no individual data will be shared with any third parties. If you received this invitation multiple times, please fill in the questionnaire only once.

The survey is conducted by CHE Consult and ICF International upon an initiative of the European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). By participating you will be contributing to the evaluation of volunteering as well as of the effectiveness of the current youth policy framework.

Should you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them at evs-survey@che-consult.de.

Thank you in advance for sharing your experience with us.

Kindest regards,

Uwe Brandenburg, PhD

Project leader

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Youth Council Next Generation will be partner of the Project “Be Proactive Be ProYouth”.
Project Dates 24-30 September 2016. It will be 7 days training course taking place in the district of Vienna, Austria. It will  bring together 32 youth workers and young leaders from Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Macedonia, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania and Estonia with aims to educate youth workers about forms of active participation of young people, active EU citizenship, strategies and legal framework.
We are searching for interested participants. Please send us letter of interest on our email nextgeneration.contact@gmail.com

More informations you can find on our project website/blog: https://beproactivebeproyouth.wordpress.com/

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Already for the third time during the last 5 months CET Platform is hosting in Belgrade the training course, which is a part of a wide scale project under the title “European Youth Work Academy”. The first two activities, “Training of Management” and “Training of Leaders” gave to participants the opportunity to build partner relationships with the organizations from all over the Europe, to exchange examples of good practice and work, to learn how to organize youth activities. and finally this week, during the “Training of Trainers”, – to get deeper into trainers skills and knowledge that will be used in sustainable education of other youth workers and young people about topics concerned with youth organizations, their activities and cooperation. The project was implemented with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
The activity took place in Belgrade, Serbia, during 22-29th of April, 2016, and has brought together 29 youth workers from 24 European countries – Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy Kosovo, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, UK.
The activity was built on using the non-formal methods of education under the guidance of experienced and highly professional trainers – Vojislav Vujić (Serbia), Max Fras (UK), and Agnieszka Janik (Poland). With a lot of new knowledge and practical skills, participants have developed and improved their competences as trainers, which will definitely contribute to increasing the quality of youth work in their organizations and Europe generally. Along with practical work, participants gained knowledge about trainer’s skills and useful tools, such as Compass, Salto, T-Kit, ETC Competence Model, UK NA Trainers portfolio, etc.
Besides the great impact on participants, organizations, local and European communities, one of the biggest results of European Youth Work Academy can be considered several follow-up activities and new activities that will allow the former participants to practice and master all the competences they developed during the project, from management and organization to training and inspiring new generations of youth workers all over Europe.

EUROPEAN YOUTH WORK RESOLUTION The European Youth Work Resolution was created during the “Training of Trainers”, a training course that took place in Belgrade, Serbia during 22-29th of April, 2016, as a part of European Youth Work Academy. The resolution is a set of proposals and recommendations for youth workers, organizations and institutions on different levels:

EUROPEAN LEVEL:  Recognition of non-formal education;  Funding of Balkan Window to be simplified and increased;  Opening the Eastern Partnership Window;  More trainings on management, recognition of NFL, and leadership;  Use of “simple language” (understandable for beginners);  Increasing budget for youth exchanges (especially transportation);  Change of Erasmus+ distance calculator (for the actual one);  Fair distribution of grants;  Youth work ethic.

NATIONAL LEVEL:  Combination of non-formal and formal learning (in educational context);  More efficient and approachable National Agencies;  Improving competences and effectiveness of National Agencies;  Harmonization of rules and procedures of National Agencies;  More transparency in funding;  Support to establishing new organizations;  Support to cooperation with Balkan Window and other countries;  Supervision of National Agencies (e.g. by NGOs);  Recognition of non-formal education;  Recognition of youth workers (as a profession);  Minimizing the amount of papers and hard copies;  Improving civic (youth) participation.

LOCAL LEVEL:  Increasing awareness of Erasmus+ Programme (e.g. workshops, info days, special events);  Increasing awareness of non-formal education;  Local youth policies to be modernized;  More local activities with a special focus on remote areas and inclusion;  Youth to be informed about opportunities;  Better involvement of local community in the work of organizations.  Involvement of local organizations and institutions in youth work activities.

ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL:  Specific training courses for youth workers with detailed instructions and information;  Establishing reliable partnerships with other organizations;  Setting specific (more strict) requirements for participants;  Focusing on participants’ ability to transmit knowledge to organizations;  Preparation of participants before projects;  Promoting of YouthPass as a recognition of non-formal learning;  Giving to participants practical skills (project management, facilitations, training);  Support to participants in applying acquired competences in their organizations;  Good communication with participants, partners, and other stakeholders;  Wider dissemination of project results. PERSONAL LEVEL:  More volunteering and commitment in civil society;  Promoting of YouthPass as a recognition of non-formal learning;  Creating a database of organizations;  Wider dissemination of project results.

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Youth workers from 24 European countries participate in European Youth Work Academy in Belgrade
Training of Trainers, last activity within European Youth Works Academy starts today in Belgrade, Serbia and will gather 29 youth workers from 24 different European Union and South East Europe countries.
Future trainers and youth workers will have opportunity in next 7 days to learn about trainers skills, non-formal education, organisation of seminars, leading the groups, youth work and standards of youth work and trainers work on European level. Project is implemented by CET Platform from Belgrade in cooperation with 23 partner organisations and it is funded by European Commission trough program Erasmus+. Until now within the project Begrade hosted Training of Management on which participants had chance to learn about management of youth organisations, fund rising and communication with target groups, as well as Training of Leaders on which future organisers of international youth exchanges and future group leaders learned about inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities, group dynamic other relevant skills.
Except workshops this training in Belgrade offer opportunity to participants to get to know each other, understand differences and similarities among their cultures, plan future projects and cooperation. All materials are also available to other youth workers and organisations from Europe trough web-site: http://youthworkacademy.eu/
European Youth Work Academy included 102 youth workers from all around the Europe that had chance to visit Belgrade and take part in one of the trainings, while total number of applicants for 3 trainings was more than 1500 which proves motivation and need for organisation of such activities.
CET Platform is European network of organisations established by group of experts in order to provide support to development and quality improvement of civil society organisations. CET is active in the field of youth entrepreneurship, active participation, promotion of European values and European integration. Our organization Youth Council Next Generation is partner of this project.
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The youth organisation Oamenii Deltei from Tulcea, Romania held in November a European training course. ”Branding for Youth Work and Youth Organisations” was a project that hosted 23 youth workers coming from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Turkey.

 

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”We need to show the public how important is youth work in the process of young people development. In the same time we need to attract attention on volunteering and its importance in the process of education, no matter at what age. The importance of nonformal education and youth work are not so known as they should be, especially on this side of Europe. Youth NGOs must learn how to promote themselves and to attract more young people to the activities they do” – declared Milena, a participant of the project, representing Youth Council Next Generation.

 

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The training program was held in 6 intense days. It included activities that aimed to offer practical info about promoting an NGO, attracting more volunteers and implementing nonformal education programmes for youngsters.

All the sessions were built upon nonformal education principles. They included creative learning methods such as working in group, brainstorming and practical challenges. In the same time, the project had a component of intercultural learning, as people from 7 different European countries attended.

The activities were held by two professional trainers in the field of marketing, advertising and NGO management.

The main goal of the project was increasing on a long term the visibility and importance of youth NGOs, volunteering and nonformal education.

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The project was implemented by the „Oamenii Deltei” volunteers along with: Alternativi Internațional from Bulgaria, PlanBe, Plan it Be it from Cyprus, Youth Council Next Generation from Macedonia, Rokiskio jaunimo centras from Lithuania, Stowarzyszenie Opus Humanum from Poland and O2 Turizm ve Genclik Dernegi from Turkey.

The project was financed by the European Commission in the frame of the Erasmus + Programme, Key Action 1.

 

NGO “Youth Council Next Generation” was partner organization in the the project “Youth employment initiative” organized and hosted by CET Platform Montenegro. It was an Erasmus +, KA 2 Western Balkans mobility for youth workers project.30 participants take part in it coming from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Albania, Kosovo and Croatia. Aim of the project is to empower youth organisations to rise youth employment alone or in cooperation with other partners, decision makers, institutions and other stakeholders. Methodology that was used during the training was adopted to the need of participants and carefully selected methods such as simulations, role play, debates, discussions, work in the groups, brainstorming, case studies, presentations, etc.

 

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