Open Call for “Erasmus+ Contact Making Event”

Pay it Forward through a Youth Exchange” is an Erasmus+ Contact making Event and is to be held from 2-9 December 2018 to be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The main idea of this contact-making event (CME with some elements of training) is to gather active and relatively NEW members from our organizations that already have experienced 1-2 Erasmus+ (E+)project as a “receiver”, have appreciated it and wish to become more active and “pay it forward” by giving also other youngsters a chance to experience it!

Countries and organisations involved in this CME:
Walk Together Bulgaria, Meraki Croatia, Koken Cyprus, European Youth Centre Břeclav Czech Republic, Seiklejate Vennaskond Estonia, United Societies of Balkans (U.S.B.) Greece, Young Effect Italy, RASIO “Perspektiva” Latvia, Youth Association Mano Europa Lithuania, Youth Ministry of the Baptist Union of Poland, Novo Mundo Portugal, Solomon Romania, Intercambia Spain, YouthArt Turkey, WOW Go Amsterdam the Netherlands (host/applicant/co-ordinator).

With this project we want to encourage motivated people to join the programme and start doing own projects, so, we will not only equip the participants with necessary knowledge and skills on how to manage Youth Exchange projects (YE), but also provide a space for partnership-building and developing actual projects that can be implement later on. The main objective is to develop concrete youth exchange ideas that could be applied for the nearest deadlines to E+ programme and implemented.

Profile of the participants:
• You are somehow related to your national organisation; you are active as youth leader, peer-to-peer educators, young (junior) youth workers, etc.
• Currently involved in working with young people – work with youngsters 13+ with whom you have a good connection
• Interested to get involved in youth work even more by taking responsibility of developing a YE related to promoting common European values and becoming a host or group leader and involving local youth – including also young people that are currently “left out”
• Ready to actively participate in the whole project (preparation, CME and have time to implement YE as a follow-up)
• Open to challenge yourself and learn
• Working language: English
• Age 18+ and no age limit

In the context of this project, it has to be taken into account that the learning will happen not only during the activity days, but also during the preparation phase and also during follow-up, when most of the project ideas – new youth exchanges – will be implemented.

If you fit the profile, please contact the partner organization for your respective country for the application form. They will make the first selection (28st Sept at the latest). Upon receipt of your application, we will provide final decision and confirmation of your attendance by sending you the info-pack with more detail.

No application fee. This project has been funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.