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Europe Daily.Think European-Act Locally
Start date: Jan 1, 2016, End date: Apr 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Seminar 'Europe Daily. Think European-Act Locally' Co. Wicklow (Kippure Estate) 20th-27th of March, 2016 KA1 (Youth Mobility) Erasmus+ programThis seminar will host 30 youth workers, volunteers, project managers, trainers and youth activists that are actively involved in the activities of partner organizations. Participating countries: Ireland, UK, Lithuania, Latvia, Spain, Portugal, France, Greece, Romania and Poland. Activities will be organized by the team of five people from 'Eurobug' (Ireland) and RECREATURA_arts&culture (Spain). According to the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field (2010-2018) particular attention needs to be directed to providing more equal opportunities for young people in education and the job market and to encouraging young peoples to active participation in society. As organization that works with and for young people 'Eurobug' decided to look at promoting youth exchanges and opportunities for volunteering to address these needs of European youth while up skilling youth workers, project managers, volunteers, trainers and youth activists and providing international networking opportunities.The main objective of 'Europe Daily' is to share the best practices examples of Erasmus+ projects with strong local level impacts and to explore different non-formal education methods while developing international partnerships and new project ideas. Specific Objectives (aims):• To get familiar with youth and community work realities in participating countries and their municipalities;• To hear about the collaboration actions between different stake holders and local initiatives project in different countries; • To exam opportunities that Erasmus+ has , KA1 and KA2 in particular and how it can be used to make an impact on local and national levels;• To hear the best practice experiences of Erasmus+ projects that had particularly strong local impact; • To try out different non-formal education methods that could be used when working with young people and local communities (an Open MIC, Out-door Education, Story Telling and Human library in particular);• To develop network between participating organizations for further European collaborations;• To brain storm on project ideas that has strong emphases on local level and could be developed with Erasmus+ framework. By taking part in this seminar participants will develop skills of using reflecting practices, thus presentation and public speaking skills. Participants will become more self-aware through active participation in the planed activities, interactions with colleagues and reflection sessions. They will build confidence and competence while working in cultural and age diverse group, thus develop further skills of oral and written self-expression through English. Critical thinking will be raised then engaging in group discussions. The time, task and project management issues will be addressed and get introduction into new non-formal education methodologies. The program of 'Europe Daily' is designed to stimulate creative and innovative thinking while empathizing and relating to others. By organizing 'Europe Daily' we are aiming to find clear links between international collaboration practices and its impacts on the local level. We are seeking to demonstrate benefits of such a activities for young people and local communities. We believe this seminar will contribute to expending numbers of quality Erasmus+ projects around European benefiting local youth and communities and address the needs of youth in Europe today.
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