Join us for a thematic inspiration day for organisations and youth workers supporting young people in non-formal learning activities. This day will have a focus on Disability and Health.
It will showcase some of the activities that are possible through Erasmus+ Youth in Action and will give examples of how young people have become involved in international activities. You will have the opportunity to listen to some project coordinators and young people who have taken that journey, and who are reaping the benefits of their international activities.
On the day we will be joined by:
Ann from Williams Syndrome Association Youth Group who recently hosted a youth exchange for 60 young people across Europe in Limerick, using music and culture as their themes for engagement;
Grace from 'Be Well Bray', a group of young people promoting a practical and positive outlook in youth mental health. They started out in 2012 as part of a Youth Initiative project and are going from strength to strength, sharing their message about Positive Mental Health. Grace will explain how they have engaged with the local community to share supports available for young people;
Anja from KCAT-Camphill Communities, that hosts volunteers through the European Voluntary Service in a learning and developmental role working with their client group of young adults with disabilities;
Ulla from Galway Community Circus, the flagship for youth and social circus in Ireland. It promotes social inclusion through circus arts. Their membership includes many young people with fewer opportunities and many people living with a disability. Ulla will share their Erasmus+ experiences, including EVS and Strategic Partnerships.
We hope this event will provide answers to the questions you have about Erasmus+ Youth in Action activities and that you discover some projects that you and your youth group can get involved in, using the funding available from Erasmus+.
Activities funded under Erasmus+ Youth in Action include:
Youth Exchanges: groups of young people from at least two different countries carrying out a non-formal learning project over 5 to 21 days.
European Voluntary Service: Organisations supporting young people to volunteer in another country for between 2 weeks and 12 months.
Transnational Youth Initiatives: Projects initiated, set up and carried out by young people aged 13-30 with the support of a coach/youth worker, and with a European partner. Projects about topics that focus on local needs and interests and also the challenges faced by the communities the young people live in.
Youth Worker Mobility: Opportunities for youth workers to gain professional development through training courses, seminars, job shadowing or study visits.
Join us and be inspired!