Call for Applications

2013/2014 European Citizenship in Youth Work Training Course for European Youths ( 15-21 February 2015 in Hungary)

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Application Deadline: November 30 2014

Where: Hungary
When: 15-21 February 2015

This training course was developed to encourage the development of a critical, democratic and creative European Citizenship as an active social, political and cultural role to construct a shared Europe. The training will take place through 15-21 February 2015 in Hungary.

 

The training course has five objectives to realise this aim, namely to:
• critically explore the meaning relevance and implications European citizenship in youth work in all its dimensions;
• promote and facilitate the active use of programmes and structures in support of youth work on European Citizenship, including the «Youth in Action» programme;
• experience and explore the potential of European Citizenship for active democratic change in society;
• associate the participants with the current discourse on European Citizenship (its concepts, formal meanings and expressions);
• exemplify the connection between European Citizenship, Human Rights, Democracyand Intercultural Learning and the underlying values.

 

Eligibility

  • The training Course is open to young young workers, young leaders aged 18-30 and
  • are coming from: Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia. Before applying please contact the National Agency of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs
Participants
Committed youth workers, youth leaders and other multipliers from programme and non-programme countries from extended
Main themes
What is European Citizenship?
How can it be used in youth work? What is the political relevance of the concept?
Europe and European identity:
What does it mean to be European? How European are young people today? Where does Europe come from? How does European citizenship relate to other transnational identities, such as global citizenship?
European Citizenship in Action:
What does it mean to be an active citizen at local,national or international level? Are young people active citizens? How can youth work encourage active citizenship of young people?
Dilemmas around European Citizenship:
Why and how should someone be a critical European citizen? What about the world? How can European citizenship become reality under different social, political and economical circumstances?
European Citizenship and Democracy, Youth Participation, Human Rights and
Intercultural Learning:
What are the connections between these themes, practices and concepts and European citizenship?
And most importantly:
How to be youth in Action:
How can European Citizenship be approached in youth work?
How can the specific Programmes for Youth and other European programmes support youth work on European Citizenship?

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