15 Set 069. “Democracy Reloading: Training Module B” – Training Course
TITOLO PROGETTO: “Democracy Reloading: Training Module B”
RICHIESTA PROVENIENTE DA: Laszlo Foldi (Ungheria)
TIPOLOGIA: Training Course
ARGOMENTO: The training course will support municipality staff in designing, developing and implementing youth participation in decision making and improving local democracy through the use of the Democracy Reloading online Toolkit.
PAESI PARTNER CHE HANNO GIÀ ADERITO: –
Activity date: 22nd – 26th February 2021.
Venue place, venue country: Budapest, Hungary.
Summary: The training course will support municipality staff in designing, developing and implementing youth participation in decision making and improving local democracy through the use of the Democracy Reloading online Toolkit.
Target group: Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Municipality officers.
For participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries.
Group size: 30 participants.
The involvement of young people in developing youth policies and in decision making is fundamental to increase the sense of belonging and active citizenship of young people to their communities. This calls municipalities and regional public authorities to address the needs and interests of youth, to engage youth as actors of the solutions for their problems, to increase the level of their ownership of and responsibility for their own community and thus to develop the quality of local democracy. We believe that young people if adequately informed, trained, empowered and entrusted they will be the best actors of change and promoters of democracy, rule of law and equality. Democracy Relaoding is a program of Erasmus+ Youth national agencies since 2015 that was established as strategic approach of working with local and regional public authorities in planning, developing, maintaining and reforming democratic youth participation structures for dialogue, co-decision and co-management. Based on the lessons learned during the activities of last 5 years a reference model designed out of the competences required for municipalities for engaging youth in decision-making and an online Toolkit as developed to support the development of these competences. This Toolkit is the basis of a long term strategic development plan to address municipalities through the Erasmus + Youth program. It is designed to help youth policy related municipality staff to become empowered, competent and ready to engage young people into decision making and thus improving active citizenship and democracy in local communities. The Toolkit will be officially published online during the Launching Conference in early 2021 (March) in Portimao, Portugal. This training course is designed especially for municipality officers (and their partners) who want to improve their youth policies, structures and programs engaging young people in municipal decision making with the aim to support the development of their competences (based on the online Toolkit) in youth participation in decision making and in using Erasmus + funding (both on national and international level).
• to share experience of the participants regarding local youth participation in decision-making;
• to understand the content and the functions of the online Toolkit, and the prepare the participants for further independent use;
• to understand the potentials of Erasmus+ Youth key actions, Democracy Relaoding and Europe Goes Local tools in further developing youth participation in decision-making;
• to identify ways and ideas to further develop the local scene of youth participation in decision-making.
The organisers, Tempus Public Foundation Erasmus+ Youth (Hungary) and Bureau International Jeunesse (Belgium) and are looking for participants with the following profile:
• Municipality staff (or their intermediators) who are planning (in the near future) or now implementing youth participation in municipal decision-making;
• Who can participate in English language fluently in the training course (both spoken and written);
• Priority will be given to those who have experience in implementing Erasmus + projects with the topic of youth participation (KA2 or KA3).
If you are selected for this course, all costs (accommodation in SINGLE or DOUBLE rooms, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the National Agencies involved in this project, except a PARTICIPATION FEE which varies from country to country. Please contact your Erasmus + National Agency to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
Accommodation and food
The organising National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation (in SINGLE or DOUBLE rooms) for four nights and food for the duration of the training programme from Monday dinner to Friday lunch.
Please contact your Erasmus + National Agency to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. The arrival day is the 22nd February, Monday until 14.00 and departure is on the 26th February, Friday in the afternoon.
Working language: English.
SCADENZA: 9th November 2020.