From 1 to 4 March 2016, the European Youth Foundation (EYF) of the Council of Europe is organising a seminar with representatives of international and local youth NGOs at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg.
If you are an international or a local youth NGO that is registered in the EYF database this invitation is for you!
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 EYF 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, EYF 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.
If you were/are running EYF-supported projects in an international or a local youth NGO that is registered in the EYF database this invitation is for you!
We ask each organisation to send only one application!
EYF is looking 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.
For the final selection EYF will try to ensure a gender balance and a good geographical representation of Council of Europe countries and its civil society organisations.
You can expect a highly interactive atmosphere with a combination of non-formal methods, informal discussions, practical workshops and updates on the political context in which the EYF is working. There will be the possibility to exchange updates, news and views about the online system and the way EYF works since 2013.
Where and when will the meeting take place?
Place: European Youth Centre in Strasbourg (France) www.coe.int/youth
Start of the meeting: Tuesday 1 March 14:30
Close of the meeting: Friday 4 March 18:00
Arrival of participants: Tuesday 1 March 2016 morning
Departure of participants: Saturday 5 March 2016
- 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.
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