Deadline: 10 January 2016
Open to: Representatives of international and local youth NGOs at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg.
Costs: Fully Funded
Introduction and Background
From 1 to 4 March 2016 (arrival on 1 March morning, departure on 5 March), the European Youth Foundation (EYF) of the Council of Europe is organising a seminar with representatives of international and local youth NGOs.
In 2013, the EYF introduced new operational regulations, a new online system (containing a new approach) and a new website. In order strengthen the partnership with youth NGOs within this context, the EYF organised three seminars – (Re)loaded in 2013, (R)evolution in 2014 and (Re)generation in 2015 – which were successfully implemented.
Getting familiar with the EYF framework is both exciting and challenging, and we would like to take the opportunity together with youth NGOs to see where we stand and analyze the period 2013-2015 to further fine-tune and strengthen the way of working together.
Considering the introduction of the annual work plans for international youth NGOs and networks, as well as the “intervention” approach for pilot activities developed at local level and in order to develop links between international and local perspectives, the EYF has decided to invite activists/representatives from 20 international and 20 local youth NGOs (registered with the EYF), who are running youth projects (writing applications, implementing, reporting).
As a result of this meeting, we expect to:
- receive feedback and share information on the work with the EYF’s operational regulations, online system and website);
- create a common understanding concerning the work plans and pilot activities supported by the EYF;
- gain awareness about the different situations organisations address with the support of the EYF;
- revitalize transparency and accountability between the EYF and youth organisations;
- achieve open and informal networking between representatives of international and local NGOs, as well as between the EYF team and the people running projects with EYF grants;
- share best practices concerning projects, for example how to integrate a gender perspective, how to ensure a good impact, etc.
The training is for 40 people who:
- Are able to work in English;
- Are aged between 18 – 30 (some exceptions for 30+ will be possible);
- Run youth projects (writing applications, implementing, reporting) for an international or local NGO registered with the EYF;
- Are working as multipliers in their organisation;
- Have had experience with grant applications to the EYF (successful or not) including first experiences working with the online system of the EYF.
Travel expenses and visa fees will be reimbursed (on presentation of the relevant receipts) according to Council of Europe rules. Only the participants who attend the whole meeting will be reimbursed. Payment will be made by bank transfer after the meeting. Accommodation and meals (full board) will be provided at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg for all participants (paid for by the Council of Europe). There is no registration fee.
Selection and deadline for applications
For the organisation wishing to nominate a person to attend this meeting, please fill in the application form.
For the representative of the NGO nominated, please consider (not compulsory) creating a short video (max 1.5 minutes) introducing yourself and what you would like the EYF to know about you that is not in the application form (see instructions on the next page).
Send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 January 2016 (midnight CET) at the latest.