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Call to action – BBB at the project “Road to the future” – towards the European elections 2019

BBB participates at the project “Road to the future” – towards the European elections 2019 aiming at encouraging debate among young Europeans about the European Elections 2019 and enhance their participation. Balkans Beyond Borders (in cooperation with JEF Greece) will carry out local campaign and advocacy activities before and after the EP elections.

The call addresses young people, young activists and young youth workers from a diversity of youth networks and will provide the basis for stronger cooperation on future projects. This call refers to the training for facilitators and organisers of local events and it will take place in Skopje, 2-9.02.2019.

The initiative is built in two phases: the lead-up to the European Parliament elections 2019 and their follow-up.

  1. Before the EP elections:

Before the European Parliament Elections, the project will train multipliers (youth activists, youth leaders, youth workers) as well as gather and develop tools and resources for them to organise local activities designed to include young voters in debates about the EU and encourage them to vote.

Main mobility events:

  • a meeting with youth engagement and communication experts (Portimão, 15-18.01.2019),
  • a training for facilitators and organisers of local events (Skopje, 2-9.02.2019),
  • a large-scale youth exchange and event gathering approximately 2000 young people (Paris, 13-17.03.2019)
  1. After the EP elections:

The second phase seeks to build on the ideas collected and momentum created to ensure a long-term European-oriented youth participation. It will include a training for trainers and mentors (Werbellinsee, 22-29.06.2019), who will then organise local trainings and activities in 14 countries. These activities will be aimed at ensuring that young people gain the knowledge, competencies and tools necessary to be engaged for the future of Europe at the local level.

In the last phase of the initiative, advocacy initiatives will be organised all around Europe and the results of the project will be presented at the final conference (Brussels, December 2018/January 2020).

 

ABOUT THE TRAINING COURSE IN SKOPJE

-The training for organisers and facilitators of the awareness raising activity will involve 56 young activists, youth leaders, young youth workers from youth organisations across the partnership and their local member organisations.

– They will be trained to organise local inclusive events, activities and debates around the participation of young voters in the European elections 2019.

– They will be selected according to gender and country balance, and according to their motivation and capacity to organise further multiplier events in their local communities.

– The training will also include the use of the tools created during earlier project events as well as the testing of an interactive online platform prepared for the awareness raising campaign.

PARTICIPANTS PROFILE:

  • age above 18
  • youth work practitioners (youth workers, youth leaders, trainers, facilitators, activists, NGO staff members and volunteers)
  • interested in developing their skills in the area of youth participation
  • able to work and communicate in English
  • willing to share their experience with CID and other project partners

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Fill the form using the link below

application

Before submitting the form, please send to info@balkansbeyondborders.eu your application copied in a word document.

NOTE: Valid applications are only those sent to the BBB mailbox


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