Information Campaign and Open Days, Dissemination

28 December 2016
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Information Campaign and Open Days, Dissemination
Place of implementation: Bulgaria, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Greece
Duration:10 January - 20 December 2016
Number and profile of participants:300 Youth people and leaders, volunteers, local communities, youth NGOs
Type of activity:Information Campaign and Open Days, Dissemination
Theme:Dissemination of information on Community action; Local Democracy and Youth Participation; Civil Participation - Professional Training's; Participation in EU Programs - Training Course in Euro projects; Strengthening the role of NGOs in democratic reform; Capacity Building

Throughout the year, a series of informational campaigns to explain the objectives and policies of youth and youth activities were held in different European countries. The aim of the campaign was to explore and summarize the attitudes of the young people in Europe towards their participation in public life, the importance and role of EU strategies for the prosperity of young people in the process of globalization. A wider knowledge of the EU programs and an increased participation in the programs; obtaining a clear picture of the problems and creating tools for influence.

Bulgaria held two three-day training’s and information days on the programs Europe for the Citizens and Erasmus + where over 120 participants and representatives of youth organizations and state institutions contributed. The goal of the training was to enhance the quality of youth projects and the efficiency ratio in the implementation of youth activities as well as validation of skills obtained during the youth training’s.

A round table was held in Spain concerning problems of youth organizations and their work with local authorities. The goal of the initiative was to enhance the capacity of organizations and the joint work with local authorities. Over 40 representatives contributed to the initiative.

In Romania, an information campaign was held to promote the role of informal education in the context of tackling youth unemployment and improving the microclimate between the various local NGO organizations. Over 60 representatives contributed to the initiative. The aim of the initiative was to promote the Erasmus + program and the opportunities it provides.

In Portugal, an information campaign was held to promote youth activities in the field of ecology and joint action with local authorities. Various initiatives have been implemented related to the education of young people in terms of their civil position with respect to the protection of the environment. 50 young people contributed to the initiative.

In Greece, an information day for the presentation of the Erasmus +, in terms of the opportunities offered by the program for voluntary activities and initiatives was held. The aim of the campaign was to offer new alternatives for volunteers and opportunities for participation. 30 participants of youth organizations contributed to the initiative.

The overall objective of these initiatives was to promote the Erasmus + program, and the opportunities it provides in the field of non-formal education, validation of knowledge, skills; increasing the capacity of NGOs and the work with local authorities and state institutions.

Results:

– Involving more than 300 representatives of youth organizations;

– Disseminating objectives, priorities and opportunities of the Erasmus + program, and Europe for the Citizens program;

– Increasing capacity of youth organizations and strategic role of the sector in the development of youth policies.

Preparing a list of recommendations for the institutions responsible for conducting youth policy.

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