Brussels hosted a meeting of the Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership

On 11th and 12th September the meeting of the Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership was held in Brussels, gathering representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from all six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, plus several representatives of EU based NGOs.
Alexandru Coica, Eastern Partnership Coordinator, joined the event on behalf of ALDA and participated in the activities of the Working Group 1.

Coica praised the strong commitment made by the Steering Committee, the Secretariat and some independent experts on collecting all the proposed changes to the Forum architecture and work. The upcoming Forum in Tbilisi will see all the proposals put to vote. During the debate a large consensus emerged on extending the Steering Committee mandate for another year.

Furthermore, the discussion addressed the latest developments in Europe and in the Eastern Partnership countries which the Forum should pay attentionto. This also includes relevant events taking place in the near future, such as the upcoming elections in Ukraine and Armenia, EU elections in May 2019, the 10th celebration since the establishment of the EaP CSF, the EU multi-annual financial framework 2021-2027.

The CSF also worked to identify the messages that the platform should focus on in their contacts with external stakeholders and on the agreement on a set of concrete actions. This was very useful for the second and last day meeting in which several external stakeholders from member states, donors, DG NEAR, EEAS and Open Government Partnership (OGP) took part in. The event closed on 12 September with a large participation and it was a good occasion to pave the way for the following debates in the close future.

On 11th and 12th September the meeting of the Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership was held in Brussels, gathering representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) from all six Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, plus several representatives of EU based NGOs.
Alexandru Coica, Eastern Partnership Coordinator, joined the event on behalf of ALDA and participated in the activities of the Working Group 1.

Coica praised the strong commitment made by the Steering Committee, the Secretariat and some independent experts on collecting all the proposed changes to the Forum architecture and work. The upcoming Forum in Tbilisi will see all the proposals put to vote. During the debate a large consensus emerged on extending the Steering Committee mandate for another year.

Furthermore, the discussion addressed the latest developments in Europe and in the Eastern Partnership countries which the Forum should pay attentionto. This also includes relevant events taking place in the near future, such as the upcoming elections in Ukraine and Armenia, EU elections in May 2019, the 10th celebration since the establishment of the EaP CSF, the EU multi-annual financial framework 2021-2027.

The CSF also worked to identify the messages that the platform should focus on in their contacts with external stakeholders and on the agreement on a set of concrete actions. This was very useful for the second and last day meeting in which several external stakeholders from member states, donors, DG NEAR, EEAS and Open Government Partnership (OGP) took part in. The event closed on 12 September with a large participation and it was a good occasion to pave the way for the following debates in the close future.


Informative weekend course on EU programs 2014-2020

The information course on EU programs 2014-2020, which provides information and tools necessary to take the first steps and orient themselves in the universe of EU funding programs, in the light of the 2014-2020 programming starts in November. Through the informative course proposed, participants will have the opportunity to:

– learn about community programs;
– Find the necessary information;
– identify possible calls of interest

Program

The course develops in particular the following themes:

– How to get informed: searching for community information and information tools.
– Direct and indirect programs 2014-2020: Community programs and initiatives for the period 2014-2020, with particular reference to the most important programs in the educational, cultural, economic, employment, social, environmental, sports, governance, cooperation and research fields.

Addressed to

The information course is aimed at those who want to learn and / or improve their skills in EU funding, in order to increase the ability to use European programs. The course is therefore designed for students, social and cultural operators, associations, local authorities, etc.. A basic knowledge of the English language is recommended. No basic skills are required.

Methodology

All meetings are divided into moments of frontal lesson and practical examples (calls and projects implemented). In addition, the last phase of the course will be devoted to practical work in groups, focusing on: research of calls of interest to participants and simulation of evaluation of projects actually submitted.

Trainers

The trainers will be experts, with a documented and significant experience in the field of European projects. The trainers who will realize the course will be:

– Marco Boaria, Head of the Resources and Development Department of ALDA;
– Sofia Corsi, Project Manager of ALDA;

Logistical information

The course will be held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November, for a total of 16 hours of training. The course will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The choice of the intensive weekend format meets the needs of those who study or work or live far from the course location. The course will be held in the classrooms of TADA in Mestre via Lazzari 22.

Costs: The training course has a total cost of € 300.00 (VAT included). The cost includes the training materials that will be distributed during the course. Participants up to 26 years old can take advantage of a 10% discount, for a total of € 270.00.

Information and registration

For registration, please fill out the registration form “enroll in the course” or contact the TADA offices at 041 8010081 or info@tadaweb.it

Certificate of attendance

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance issued by ALDA, strategic partner of the European Commission and the Council of Europe, will be delivered.

The information course on EU programs 2014-2020, which provides information and tools necessary to take the first steps and orient themselves in the universe of EU funding programs, in the light of the 2014-2020 programming starts in November. Through the informative course proposed, participants will have the opportunity to:

– learn about community programs;
– Find the necessary information;
– identify possible calls of interest

Program

The course develops in particular the following themes:

– How to get informed: searching for community information and information tools.
– Direct and indirect programs 2014-2020: Community programs and initiatives for the period 2014-2020, with particular reference to the most important programs in the educational, cultural, economic, employment, social, environmental, sports, governance, cooperation and research fields.

Addressed to

The information course is aimed at those who want to learn and / or improve their skills in EU funding, in order to increase the ability to use European programs. The course is therefore designed for students, social and cultural operators, associations, local authorities, etc.. A basic knowledge of the English language is recommended. No basic skills are required.

Methodology

All meetings are divided into moments of frontal lesson and practical examples (calls and projects implemented). In addition, the last phase of the course will be devoted to practical work in groups, focusing on: research of calls of interest to participants and simulation of evaluation of projects actually submitted.

Trainers

The trainers will be experts, with a documented and significant experience in the field of European projects. The trainers who will realize the course will be:

– Marco Boaria, Head of the Resources and Development Department of ALDA;
– Sofia Corsi, Project Manager of ALDA;

Logistical information

The course will be held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November, for a total of 16 hours of training. The course will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The choice of the intensive weekend format meets the needs of those who study or work or live far from the course location. The course will be held in the classrooms of TADA in Mestre via Lazzari 22.

Costs: The training course has a total cost of € 300.00 (VAT included). The cost includes the training materials that will be distributed during the course. Participants up to 26 years old can take advantage of a 10% discount, for a total of € 270.00.

Information and registration

For registration, please fill out the registration form “enroll in the course” or contact the TADA offices at 041 8010081 or info@tadaweb.it

Certificate of attendance

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance issued by ALDA, strategic partner of the European Commission and the Council of Europe, will be delivered.


RECOV: First Local Path in Romania

The first local path in the project RECOV in Romania was held on 15 September 2018 in Rucar with 29 members of the Local Participation Group (LPG).

The group had several meetings in order to establish the survey target groups where all tasks of each organisation in the LPG were represented as well as well as to determine a calendar of the activities.

Concerning the survey, it was constructed of three questions regarding ICT infrastructure and another three related to ICT use. 89 persons (students, teachers, entrepreneurs, NGO’s members and LA workers) were inquired. The LPG members used a SWOT analysis to evaluate the results and draft the state of art on ICT use for open government.
The results were disseminated at the level of the organizations of the group. On the meeting there were also debates, questions and answers on behalf of both the audience and LA representatives related to what could be done to improve the state of art.
This activity is part of the project RECOV: REthinking COllaborative Values for Public Services, supported by the European programme Europe for Citizens.

The first local path in the project RECOV in Romania was held on 15 September 2018 in Rucar with 29 members of the Local Participation Group (LPG).

The group had several meetings in order to establish the survey target groups where all tasks of each organisation in the LPG were represented as well as well as to determine a calendar of the activities.

Concerning the survey, it was constructed of three questions regarding ICT infrastructure and another three related to ICT use. 89 persons (students, teachers, entrepreneurs, NGO’s members and LA workers) were inquired. The LPG members used a SWOT analysis to evaluate the results and draft the state of art on ICT use for open government.
The results were disseminated at the level of the organizations of the group. On the meeting there were also debates, questions and answers on behalf of both the audience and LA representatives related to what could be done to improve the state of art.
This activity is part of the project RECOV: REthinking COllaborative Values for Public Services, supported by the European programme Europe for Citizens.


Federalist seminar in Neumarkt: youth call for a Federal Europe

The annual seminar organized by the European Federalist Movement with the support of the provincial government of Verona has been held in Neumarkt, Austria, during the last week of July.
A group of 42 high school students participated in the initiative. Like every year, ALDA funded the participation of three students, as we believe knowing the history and values of the European Union is key to be more active citizens, at all levels. Students were extremely stimulated by the seminar, which they concluded by writing an appeal to the European institutions highlighting the need for a Federal Europe, based on the values of the Ventotene Manifesto.

Participants also call for a united defense, as well as strong tools to inform citizens of their European citizenship.

Happily for the young participants, it was not only study. The group had also the opportunity to discover the local beauties, watch the solar eclipse from the Neumarkt castle, enjoy a midnight stroll along the stream and much more.

The annual seminar organized by the European Federalist Movement with the support of the provincial government of Verona has been held in Neumarkt, Austria, during the last week of July.
A group of 42 high school students participated in the initiative. Like every year, ALDA funded the participation of three students, as we believe knowing the history and values of the European Union is key to be more active citizens, at all levels. Students were extremely stimulated by the seminar, which they concluded by writing an appeal to the European institutions highlighting the need for a Federal Europe, based on the values of the Ventotene Manifesto.

Participants also call for a united defense, as well as strong tools to inform citizens of their European citizenship.

Happily for the young participants, it was not only study. The group had also the opportunity to discover the local beauties, watch the solar eclipse from the Neumarkt castle, enjoy a midnight stroll along the stream and much more.


Call for trainer within the "Youth's Advocate" project

Local Democracy Agency Montenegro published open call for trainer as part of the Youth’s Advocate project, supported through the Erasmus + program.

This training aims to enhance skills of 35 youth workers form WB countries, Croatia and Turkey on topic of advocacy and lobbying campaigns for youth policies. The training will last five working days.

Duration of training: 25 – 30 September 2018.

The Training will be carried out by the Trainer with the support of a Project Coordinator. The trainer will be responsible for developing and leading the entire training process using the defined program framework. Trainer is responsible for:

• Design and facilitate a 5 day training (4+1)

• Provide guidance and support (online) to the participants after the training

• Preparing material for “patch book” based on the information provided by the participants of the training

 

To apply for the trainer position, please submit by email to aldnk@t-com.me the following documents and information:

• A cover letter detailing your experience with designing and facilitating trainings and management of advocacy campaigns for youth policies;

• Your CV;

• Bid (financial offer)

 

The deadline for submitting your application and required documents is 12th September, 2018 at 5pm.

Please find the full call ЗДЕСЬ.

Local Democracy Agency Montenegro published open call for trainer as part of the Youth’s Advocate project, supported through the Erasmus + program.

This training aims to enhance skills of 35 youth workers form WB countries, Croatia and Turkey on topic of advocacy and lobbying campaigns for youth policies. The training will last five working days.

Duration of training: 25 – 30 September 2018.

The Training will be carried out by the Trainer with the support of a Project Coordinator. The trainer will be responsible for developing and leading the entire training process using the defined program framework. Trainer is responsible for:

• Design and facilitate a 5 day training (4+1)

• Provide guidance and support (online) to the participants after the training

• Preparing material for “patch book” based on the information provided by the participants of the training

 

To apply for the trainer position, please submit by email to aldnk@t-com.me the following documents and information:

• A cover letter detailing your experience with designing and facilitating trainings and management of advocacy campaigns for youth policies;

• Your CV;

• Bid (financial offer)

 

The deadline for submitting your application and required documents is 12th September, 2018 at 5pm.

Please find the full call ЗДЕСЬ.


The EU Commissioner for education, culture, youth and sport in Verona for the “Tocatì” Festival launch event

From the 13th to the 16th September 2018 Verona will hold the XVI edition of Tocatì, International Street Games Festival, organized by Associazione Giochi Antichi (AGA) in collaboration with the Municipality of Verona, with the support of the Veneto Region and of the City of Verona and with the patronage of UNESCO, AEJeST, MIBAC and ICDE.

This edition of Tocatì has received the European Year of Cultural Heritage patronage, officially opened on the occasion of the European Forum of Culture of 2017 in Milan. The Festival was chosen for its “passion for traditional games, respect for cultural diversity and intangible heritage and will to encourage intercultural dialog, social inclusion and sustainability in the urban and rural environments.”

By reason of this recognition, Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for education, culture, youth, and sport, will be in Verona to launch the Festival. For the occasion, a closed-door event is taking place on Thursday, September 13th at 9 am at the Verona Chamber of Commerce.
ALDA is proud to announce its presence at the event, through the participation of Anonella Valmorbida, Secretary General, Sofia Corsi, Project Manager Officer and Francesco Zarzana, member of the Culture Administration Council.

From the 13th to the 16th September 2018 Verona will hold the XVI edition of Tocatì, International Street Games Festival, organized by Associazione Giochi Antichi (AGA) in collaboration with the Municipality of Verona, with the support of the Veneto Region and of the City of Verona and with the patronage of UNESCO, AEJeST, MIBAC and ICDE.

This edition of Tocatì has received the European Year of Cultural Heritage patronage, officially opened on the occasion of the European Forum of Culture of 2017 in Milan. The Festival was chosen for its “passion for traditional games, respect for cultural diversity and intangible heritage and will to encourage intercultural dialog, social inclusion and sustainability in the urban and rural environments.”

By reason of this recognition, Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for education, culture, youth, and sport, will be in Verona to launch the Festival. For the occasion, a closed-door event is taking place on Thursday, September 13th at 9 am at the Verona Chamber of Commerce.
ALDA is proud to announce its presence at the event, through the participation of Anonella Valmorbida, Secretary General, Sofia Corsi, Project Manager Officer and Francesco Zarzana, member of the Culture Administration Council.


Student Talent Bank – Why is entrepreneurial education the key to motivate students?

During the launch conference of the project Student Talent Bank, on 14 June in Sceaux (France), we asked local stakeholders about entrepreneurial education. Take a look at their answers and learn more about how entrepreneurial education can help prevent early school leaving.

Thank you to the local stakeholders who participated in the event: Othmane Khaoua (municipality of Sceaux), Sarah Garrido (L’ESPER), Marjolaine Girard (Innov’Avenir), Laurent Lescure (Wweeddoo) and Jeanne Bretécher (Génération 2 Conseil).

The project Student Talent Bank is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme, under its Key Action 2 “Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices”. The objective of this initiative is twofold: to strengthen the skills and competences of secondary school teachers in terms of entrepreneurial education; to support schools to tackle early school leaving, by using entrepreneurial education as a tool supporting teachers to foster students’ engagement, motivation and empowerment.

Stay tuned about the next activities of the project in the coming months!

Прочтите больше project Student Talent Bank and subscribe to the project’s newsletter here.

During the launch conference of the project Student Talent Bank, on 14 June in Sceaux (France), we asked local stakeholders about entrepreneurial education. Take a look at their answers and learn more about how entrepreneurial education can help prevent early school leaving.

Thank you to the local stakeholders who participated in the event: Othmane Khaoua (municipality of Sceaux), Sarah Garrido (L’ESPER), Marjolaine Girard (Innov’Avenir), Laurent Lescure (Wweeddoo) and Jeanne Bretécher (Génération 2 Conseil).

The project Student Talent Bank is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme, under its Key Action 2 “Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices”. The objective of this initiative is twofold: to strengthen the skills and competences of secondary school teachers in terms of entrepreneurial education; to support schools to tackle early school leaving, by using entrepreneurial education as a tool supporting teachers to foster students’ engagement, motivation and empowerment.

Stay tuned about the next activities of the project in the coming months!

Прочтите больше project Student Talent Bank and subscribe to the project’s newsletter here.


Call for offers for communication services

For the purposes of the project “Regional Youth Compact for Europe”, ALDA Skopje is launching a call for “Procurement of service for the development of a Communication Strategy, Visual identity and a Media plan”.

For more information, please consult the official call ЗДЕСЬ.

All interested parties should send the bid with the required documents electronically to the following email address: aldaskopje@aldaintranet.org.

For the purposes of the project “Regional Youth Compact for Europe”, ALDA Skopje is launching a call for “Procurement of service for the development of a Communication Strategy, Visual identity and a Media plan”.

For more information, please consult the official call ЗДЕСЬ.

All interested parties should send the bid with the required documents electronically to the following email address: aldaskopje@aldaintranet.org.


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INCOME project: drawing the path to a greater job sustainability

The INCOME project aims at exploring new ways to achieve greater job sustainability and opportunities, as well as creating a sense of empowerment and hope in a time of generalized pessimism. The project, funded by the “Erasmus +” program, targets people who coordinate co-working spaces in the involved countries in order to improve their practices and skills on the management of co-working spaces.

Within this framework, various job shadowing exchange programs have been organized during the last months. One of them took place in Lisbon, Portugal, between the partner organizations, from February 24th to March 3rd 2018. This initiative aimed at sharing know-how and good practices, analyzing the co-working concept, developing new ideas able to stimulate organizations and implementing other useful activities.

This thorough action plan not only involved the co-working spaces’ operators, but also the partner organizations and the youth workers associated with them. Moreover, the INCOME project is also designed to foster entrepreneurship and to support cultural institutions that are attractive for young creative people who are interested in self-employment.

Another relevant event was the Second Transnational Project Meeting, which occurred in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, on June 11th and 12th, 2018. The meeting, entitled “What’s working in co-working”, consisted on a number of conferences to make the point of the present situation concerning project’s achievements, but mostly to hear partners’ experiences and feedbacks of previous job shadowing programs they joined in. Thus the participants made the most of the opportunity to release a report about the initiative in order to figure out what were the strongest and the weakest points of the approach that has been embraced.

“This experience has been useful to raise awareness on different realities in the sector of the technologies and innovation” stated a participant. “The event enabled us to meet several professionals, to visit modern centers and facilities, to talk with the users and to be informed about the future events related to these sectors”, adding that “It was a wonderful experience”. “It is a good way to share ideas and to analyze facts. Participants have the possibility to discover new working methods and even to learn how to apply them”, declared another partner from “Megahub”.

The INCOME project aims at exploring new ways to achieve greater job sustainability and opportunities, as well as creating a sense of empowerment and hope in a time of generalized pessimism. The project, funded by the “Erasmus +” program, targets people who coordinate co-working spaces in the involved countries in order to improve their practices and skills on the management of co-working spaces.

Within this framework, various job shadowing exchange programs have been organized during the last months. One of them took place in Lisbon, Portugal, between the partner organizations, from February 24th to March 3rd 2018. This initiative aimed at sharing know-how and good practices, analyzing the co-working concept, developing new ideas able to stimulate organizations and implementing other useful activities.

This thorough action plan not only involved the co-working spaces’ operators, but also the partner organizations and the youth workers associated with them. Moreover, the INCOME project is also designed to foster entrepreneurship and to support cultural institutions that are attractive for young creative people who are interested in self-employment.

Another relevant event was the Second Transnational Project Meeting, which occurred in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, on June 11th and 12th, 2018. The meeting, entitled “What’s working in co-working”, consisted on a number of conferences to make the point of the present situation concerning project’s achievements, but mostly to hear partners’ experiences and feedbacks of previous job shadowing programs they joined in. Thus the participants made the most of the opportunity to release a report about the initiative in order to figure out what were the strongest and the weakest points of the approach that has been embraced.

“This experience has been useful to raise awareness on different realities in the sector of the technologies and innovation” stated a participant. “The event enabled us to meet several professionals, to visit modern centers and facilities, to talk with the users and to be informed about the future events related to these sectors”, adding that “It was a wonderful experience”. “It is a good way to share ideas and to analyze facts. Participants have the possibility to discover new working methods and even to learn how to apply them”, declared another partner from “Megahub”.