YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME

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1 Call for proposals 2010 Action 4 - Youth Support Systems Application deadline 1 February 2010

2 GENERAL OBJECTIVES To promote young people s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular To develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people To foster mutual understanding between young people in different countries To contribute to developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organisations in the youth field To promote European cooperation in the youth field. PRIORITIES European citizenship active participation of young people respect for cultural diversity Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES A distinction is made between Programme Countries and Partner Countries. Participants and promoters from Programme Countries can participate in all Actions of the Youth in Action Programme. Participants and promoters from Neighbouring Partner Countries can participate in Action 2 and sub- Action 3.1 of the Youth in Action Programme. Participants and promoters from Other Partner Countries of the World can participate in Action 2 and sub-action 3.2 of the Youth in Action Programme. Programme Countries Member States of the European Union (EU) Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Poland Portugal Romania Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Sweden United Kingdom Programme Countries of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) which are members of the European Economic Area (EEA) Islanda Liechtenstein Norvegia Programme Countries which are candidates for accession to the European Union Turkey

3 Neighbouring Partner Countries South East Europe Albania Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) Kosovo, under UNSC Resolution 1244/1999 Montenegro Serbia Eastern Europe and Caucasus Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Georgia Moldova Russian Federation Ukraine Mediterranean Partner Countries Algeria Egypt Israel Jordan Lebanon Morocco Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip Syria Tunisia Other Partner Countries of the World Afghanistan Ethiopia Nigeria Angola Fiji Niue Antigua and Barbuda Gabon Palau Argentina Gambia, The Panama Australia Ghana Papua New Guinea Bahamas Grenada Paraguay Bangladesh Guatemala Peru Barbados Guinea, Republic of Philippines Belize Guinea-Bissau Rwanda Benin Guyana Saint Kitts and Nevis Bolivia Haiti Sainte-Lucia Botswana Honduras Saint-Vincent and the Grenadines Brazil India Samoa Brunei Indonesia Sao Tome and Principe Burkina Faso Ivory Coast Senegal Burundi Jamaica Seychelles Cambodia Kazakhstan Sierra Leone Cameroon Kenya Solomon Islands Canada Kiribati South Africa Cape Verde Korea Republic of Sudan Central African Republic Kyrgyzstan Suriname Chad Laos Swaziland Chile Lesotho Tanzania China Liberia Thailand Colombia Comoros Malawi Tonga Congo (D. R. of the) Malaysia Trinidad and Tobago Congo (Republic of the) Mali Tuvalu Cook Islands Marshall Islands Uganda Costa Rica Mauritania United States of America Djibouti Mauritius Uruguay Dominica Mexico Uzbekistan Dominican Republic Micronesia Vanuatu East Timor Mozambique Venezuela

4 Ecuador Namibia Vietnam El Salvador Nauru Yemen Equatorial Guinea Nepal Zambia Eritrea Nicaragua Zimbabwe Niger ACTIONS Action 1 - Youth for Europe Action 2 - European Voluntary Service Action 3 - Youth in the World Action 4 - Youth Support Systems Action 5 - Support for European cooperation in the youth field SUB-ACTION Action 4 - Youth Support Systems This sub-action supports the training of those active in youth work and youth organisations in this field, in particular project leaders, youth advisers and supervisors in these projects. It also supports the exchange of experiences, expertise and good practice between those active in youth work and youth organisations, as well as activities which may lead to the establishment of long-lasting, high quality projects, partnerships and networks. A Training and Networking project can be of two types: a project promoting exchanges, cooperation and training in the field of youth work. It will be developed with a view to implementing an Activity which supports capacity-building and innovation among promoters, as well as the exchange of experience, expertise and good practice among those who are involved in youth work a project leading to the development of further projects under the Youth in Action Programme. It will be developed with a view to implementing an Activity which helps all potential promoters to prepare and develop new projects under the Youth in Action Programme, notably by ensuring support and know-how for the development of the projects; support for partner-finding; tools and means to improve the quality of the projects. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES Job Shadowing (Practical learning experience) Feasibility Visit Evaluation Meeting Study Visit Partnership-Building Activity Seminar Training Course Networking ELIGIBLE PROMOTERS Each promoter must be: a non profit/non governmental organisation; a local, regional public body;

5 an informal group of young people a body active at European level in the youth field. NUMBER OF PROMOTERS Job Shadowing: two promoters from different Programme Countries, of which at least one is from an EU country. Feasibility Visit: at least two promoters from different Programme Countries, of which at least one is from an EU country. Evaluation Meeting, Study Visit, Partnership-Building, Seminar and Training Course: at least four promoters from different Programme Countries, of which at least one is from an EU country. Networking: at least six promoters from different Programme Countries, of which at least one is from an EU country ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS No age limits. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS Job Shadowing: up to 2 participants. Feasibility Visit: up to 2 participants per promoter. Evaluation Meeting, Study Visit, Partnership-Building, Seminar and Training Course: up to 50 participants (including trainers and facilitators) representing each promoter Networking: no limitation on the number of participants. DURATION OF THE PROJECT Between 3 and 18 months. DURATION OF ACTIVITY Job Shadowing: 10 to 20 working days (excluding travel days); Feasibility Visit: 2 to 3 working days (excluding travel days); Evaluation Meeting, Study Visit, Partnership-Building, Seminar and Training Course: as a general rule, activities should not last more than 10 days (excluding travel days). Networking: Between 3 and 15 months. DEADLINES Projects submitted to a National Agency: Projects submitted to the Executive Agency: Projects starting between Application deadline Projects starting between Application deadline 1 May and 30 September 1 February 1 August and 31 1 February December 1 July and 30 November 1 April 1 December and 30 April 1 June 1 September and 31 1 June 1 March and 31 July 1 September January 1 December and 30 April 1 September 1 February and 31 July 1 November

6 All project applications submitted under the Youth in Action Programme must indicate two set of dates: Project dates: these are the date when the project starts and the date when the project ends. This period includes the preparation and the final evaluation (including a reflection on a possible follow-up) of the project. Activity dates: these are the dates during which the main Activity takes place. This period excludes the preparation and final phases of the project.

7 PROJECT PROPOSAL INTRODUCTION This project aims to create an activity that helps innovation and development of new skills and experiences, expertise and best practices among trainers who work with young people. Trainers of the partner countries will be involved in some construction activities of its E-Social Reputation enabling them to achieve a cooperative long life learning through the "school with no backpack" or "school peer to peer ". OBJECTIVES The objectives of the proposal are to: Increase awareness of new Information and Communication Technologies discover and consider the education like a lifelong learning in a community context where it grows up and shares experiences Be able to integrate the experiences and understand that education is very important as well as the ability to accept the different points of view Galvanize the adults into a maturity relationship and into comprehension of the context Favorize the long-term relationship ACTIVITIES Project planning and local groups preparing Exchange of best practices in order to planning local and international activities Self-training and/or seminars on topics such as long life learning, Communication and Technologies, EQF and VET (European initiatives in support of trainers) Participate in the two activities such as: o Create of a page on social network (for example on NING) enabling long life learning through the division for specific sections like careers guidance, educational guidance, training aid, news from the EU concerning youth. o Realize an original buzz video to presentation and dissemination the page Process and dissemination of best practices trough the construction of E-Social Reputation based on "clicks rating received. DIRECT BENEFICIARIES Youth leaders Youth guidances Youth promoter Youth trainers vocational training bodies educational system INDIRECT BENEFICIARIES youths families communities

8 ELIGIBLE PROMOTER Istituto Religioso di Formazione ed Istruzione Professionale I.R.F.I.P. Via Arco Ducale snc Pietramontecorvino (FG) - Italia Tel/Fax. 0881/ , web: ELIGIBLE PARTNERS System of Education and Vocational Training (Schools and training Institutions); NGOs of eligible countries; local governments SPIN-OFF PROMOTERS Dissemination of best practices Innovative Communication EXPECTED RESULTS Experiment an innovative training, instruments and techniques Realize long and best quality partnerships Favorize lifelong learning Dissemination of European initiatives in support of trainers MAX BUDGET Euro APPLICATION DEADLINE 1 February 2010