Call for participants for Training course under project Power ON Competencies in Albania

Youth European Society is looking for 5 people over 18 years old for training course, co-financed by Erasmus+ Programme. TC will be held between 27 March and 4 April 2002 in Albania (Tirana or Durres) and is about youth empowerment and social rights through multimedia.

You DON’T have to be stundents in order to take part of this training course.
There is NO participation fee.

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“Youth European Society” participated in a kick-off meeting in Tirana, Albania under project Power ON Competencies

Youth European Society participated in a kick-off meeting in Tirana, Albania under project Power ON Competencies, co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme.

The project aims to raise capacities of 6 partner organizations from Western Balkan and EU countries in the topic of youth empowerment and social rights through multimedia This project aims to equip youth workers with skills & competencies for empowering young people with fewer opportunities to actively participate in local, national and European level through usage of new media tools. The implementation of this Capacity Building Project consists on implementation of local actions and mobility activities which bring together lot of inspiration, experience exchanging, new skills and competencies to be multiplied in the local level. The project aim to provide youth workers with the concept of empowerment and active participation of young people with fewer opportunities and generate creative solutions. It highlight the role of the Key-Competencies within Youth pass for youth empowerment and supporting young people in the process of acknowledging of these competencies. As well improve youth workers’ competencies on promoting of youth empowerment competence of young people and fostering their active participation. Among others the project encourages the participation of youngsters socially disadvantaged and with fewer opportunities to participate actively and give them a chance to be included and rise up their voice through using the freedom of speech through youth work.Our project will have a direct impact on skills and competencies of the involved youth workers and participants : sharing experiences will provide youth workers with new examples and new ideas as well as experimentation of using and creating new tools will provide them with new methods whose usefulness and effectiveness will be strengthened by their evaluation and validation. It is also expected to provide new experimental teaching tools aimed at motivating youngsters how to become active citizens and contribute in their communities live.320 young people will benefit directly from the planned actions and over 2000 people will be involved indirectly through different actions in local and European level.

During the coordination meeting, the schedule of the project activities, the role of each partner, as well as the partnership agreements were also discussed.

 

Youth exchange as part of Mission: Youth Employment project was held

Youth European Society held a youth exchange as part of Mission: Youth Employment project, co-financed by the European Commission Erasmus + Program. The exchange took place in Bansko between November 10 and November 18, 2019 and was attended by 40 young people from 7 European countries – Bulgaria, Serbia, Northern Macedonia, Romania, Czech Republic, Albania and Kosovo. During the youth exchange, young people raised awareness of youth unemployment in the countries participating in the project and also learned methods and tools for finding solutions to this problem. Through simulation games, videos and discussions, young people gained experience and confidence in how they should behave during a job interview and how to deal with the challenges before starting their first job. During the training, the representatives of all participating organizations shared their views and good practices during the open discussions. The young people had the opportunity to present to the rest of their country’s culture, traditional food, drink, dance and folklore. Each of the participants in the training received a YouthPass certificate. Ideas for future cooperation in joint projects were also discussed.

The project “Mission: Youth employment” aims to help young people and particularly those of them who are at risk of being excluded from the labor market and those facing barriers at starting first job, finding new one, to get information and acquire knowledge, skills and competences through the methods of non-formal education, needed for smooth and successful transition to the labor market.

Main objectives of the project are:

  • To raise awareness among young people for the problems of youth unemployment, the methods, the tools and the institutions to dial with it.
  • To encourage young people to be more confident and self-esteem while they are looking for new or first job;
  • To motivate young people to disseminate the learning outcomes in order to cover a wider range of young people who are at risk of exclusion from the labor market;
  • To promote the methods of non-formal education among young people as tool to tackle with various problem related to youth.
  • To develop long-term partnership between the project’s partners as a method to work together for future issues related with youth.
  • Тo explore employability of young people, inclusion, soft skills, young people with fewer opportunities and how it is searched in various sectors of life. These skills and competencies will be beneficial for participants for future initiatives, also helping participants become more aware of self-employment as a career option.

Call for participants for YE Mission: Youth Employment in Bansko

Youth European Society is urgently looking for Bulgarian, Italian and Romanian participants for youth exchange in Bansko Bulgaria (10th November – 18 November 2019).

The project “Mission: Youth employment” aims to help young people and particularly those of them who are at risk of being excluded from the labor market and those facing barriers at starting first job, finding new one, to get information and acquire knowledge, skills and competences through the methods of non-formal education, needed for smooth and successful transition to the labor market.

Objectives:

  • To raise awareness among young people for the problems of youth unemployment, the methods, the tools and the institutions to dial with it.
  • To encourage young people to be more confident and self-esteem while they are looking for new or first job;
  • To motivate young people to disseminate the learning outcomes in order to cover a wider range of young people who are at risk of exclusion from the labor market;
  • To promote the methods of non-formal education among young people as tool to tackle with various problem related to youth.
  • To develop long-term partnership between the project’s partners as a method to work together for future issues related with youth.
  • Тo explore employability of young people, inclusion, soft skills, young people with fewer opportunities and how it is searched in various sectors of life. These skills and competencies will be beneficial for participants for future initiatives, also helping participants become more aware of self-employment as a career option.

There is NO participation fee.
Travel and accomodation are covered by Erasmus+ Programme.

You can find infopack here: Mission Youth Employment Youth Exchange Infopack

If you want to be part of this Youth Exchange – please send email to office@yesbg.eu

Five youths from YES took part in youth exchange under project Videmocracy

Five young people from the Youth European Society participated in a youth exchange on the Videmocracy project in Dojran, Northern Macedonia between 22 and 30 August 2019.

The main purpose of youth exchange was to make young people aware of democracy, civil society and the various ways in which democracy can be portrayed – through simulations, videos, pictures, games, etc. The methods used have given and will enable young people in the future to develop their capacity and critical thinking in the society in which they live. The participants were from Albania (host), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

Throughout the training day, young people had the opportunity to share their ideas, which were related to the theme of the project, as well as many that related to their future development as regards the better development of democracy in each country. Last but not least – the Bulgarian young people managed to create numerous multinational friendships and enriched their multicultural knowledge.

The project is co-financed by the European Commission Erasmus+ programme.

International Youth Day 2019

International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.

International Youth Day is observed annually on August 12th. It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide. During IYD, concerts, workshops, cultural events, and meetings involving national and local government officials and youth organizations take place around the world.

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Four young people who presented Youth European Society were part of Training Course “„Entrepreneurial mindset through social innovation in youth work” in Pristina, Kosovo between 4 to 13 July.

Four young people who presented Youth European Society were part of Training Course “„Entrepreneurial mindset through social innovation in youth work” in Pristina, Kosovo between 4 to 13 July.

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Three volunteers from YES took part in a training course in Tirana, Albania

Three volunteers from the Youth European Society Association took part in a Videmocracy training course in Tirana, Albania, between June 7th and June 14th.

The main purpose of the course was to introduce young people to democracy, civil society and various methods by which democracy can be depicted – through simulations, videos, paintings, games, etc. The methods that have been used have given and will enable young people in the future to develop their capacity and critical thinking in the society in which they live. The participants were from Albania (host), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey.

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Europe Day

Europe Day is the name of two annual observance days, 5 May by the Council of Europe and 9 May by the European Union, which recognize the peace and prosperity within Europe that both have achieved since their formation.

The first recognition of Europe Day was by the Council of Europe, introduced in 1964. The European Union later started to celebrate its own European Day in commemoration of the 1950 Schuman Declaration, leading it to be referred to by some as “Schuman Day”. Both days are celebrated by displaying the Flag of Europe. Read more

Youth sector in danger

❗️Youth sector in danger❗️

The Council of Europe is dealing with a high-scale budget crisis as a consequence of the political crisis in the organisation. Recently, a contingency plan was proposed by the Secretary General’s Office on how to deal with it. The suggestion is to end the financing of the Organisation’s youth sector activities from the Ordinary Budget as of 1 January 2021.
Find more information here: http://tiny.cc/9ii65y

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