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  1. 1. YOUTH Programme TC Rainbow by JINT vzw
  2. 2. W HY YOUTH ? <ul><li>Stimul ate the mobilit y of young people </li></ul><ul><li>Active participati on in the development of Europe and of society </li></ul><ul><li>Create Europe an partnersh ips between organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Fight against racism and xenophobia </li></ul>
  3. 3. KEY WORDS <ul><li>Young people (individu a l o r in gro u p) </li></ul><ul><li>In their free time – non-formal education </li></ul><ul><li>I ntercultur a l le a rn ing as r e d line </li></ul><ul><li>Gain knowledge, skills and competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion as priorit y: open to ALL young people </li></ul>
  4. 4. YOUTH IN NUMBERS <ul><li>Duration : 2000 - 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Europe an budget: € 520 Milion </li></ul><ul><li>31 Programme Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Ca. 400 000 young people in 40 000 projects since 2000 </li></ul>
  5. 5. ACTI ON S IN YOUTH <ul><li>Acti on 1 : Youth for Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Acti on 2 : Europe an Voluntary Service </li></ul><ul><li>Acti on 3 : Youth i n itiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Acti on 5 : Support Measures </li></ul>
  6. 6. FOR WHOM? <ul><li>Young people 15/18 – 25 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Youth workers / youth leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Youth organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Project managers in the field of youth and non-formal education </li></ul><ul><li>Other non-profit organisations, associations or structures </li></ul>
  7. 7. Countries (1) <ul><li>Programm e countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EU Member States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EFTA countries ( I ce land, Liechtenstein and Norw ay) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accession countries: Bulgar ia , Romania, Turkey </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Countries (2) <ul><li>Partner Countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Priori ty 1: Mediterrane an countries, CIS, South-East Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priorit y 2: Lat i n-Ameri c a </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. In 2005, priority will be given to applications, all Actions of the YOUTH programme included, dealing with: <ul><li>Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting diversity and in particular reducing all forms of racism and xenophobia </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up of the European political cooperation in the youth field </li></ul>
  10. 10. ACTI ON 1 : Youth for Europe <ul><ul><li>Bring groups of young people together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intercultural learning: learn about other cultures and how young people live </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active involvement of the young people on a specific theme chosen by the young people </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. ACTI ON 1 : Youth for Europe <ul><li>Form a l criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age :15 - 25 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of participants : 16 - 60 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dur ation exchange : 6 t ill 21 da ys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bilateral – trilateral - multilateral </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. ACTI ON 1 : Youth for Europe <ul><li>Content criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Active involvement of the young people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Red line or theme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-operation between the partner groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intercultural and local dimension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programme and methods – Active dimensi on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation and follow-up </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. ACTION 1: Money money money <ul><li>Sending group: </li></ul><ul><li>70% of travel costs </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to advance planning visit </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed amount for the preparation of the participants and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptional costs relating to young people with special needs or the special nature of activities </li></ul>
  14. 14. ACTION 1: Money, money, money <ul><li>Hosting group: </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed amount for the preparation of participants and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed amount per project to cover activity costs </li></ul><ul><li>Flat rate per participant per day </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptional costs relating to young people with special needs or to the special nature of activities </li></ul>
  15. 15. ACTI ON 2 : Europe an Voluntary Service <ul><ul><li>V oluntary service in a non-profit project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St rong learning experience for the volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Europe an partnersh ips between organisations </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. ACTI ON 2 : EVS <ul><li>Form a l criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age volunteer : 18-25 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long term projects : 6 t ill 12 m onths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Short term : 3 we e k s t ill 6 m onths for youngsters with fewer opportunities </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. ACTI ON 2 : EVS <ul><li>Form al criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Triangle : v olunteer - sending organisation – host organisation </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. ACTI ON 2 : EVS <ul><li>Content criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good preparation, evaluation and follow-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training and supervision for the volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Balanced tasks between learning and service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong partnership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involvement of the volunteer </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. ACTION 2 – EVS Money, money, money <ul><li>Sending organisation: </li></ul><ul><li>100% of international travel costs </li></ul><ul><li>100% visa and vaccination costs </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to sending activities </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to advance planning visit </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptional volunteer costs and reinforced mentorship for young people with fewer opportunities </li></ul>
  20. 20. ACTION 2 – EVS Money, money, money <ul><li>Hosting organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer’s allowance (flat rate per month) </li></ul><ul><li>Contribution to host activities </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptional costs and reinforced mentorship for volunteer with fewer opportunities </li></ul>
  21. 21. ACTI ON 3 : Youth Initiatives <ul><ul><li>Aims: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to support young people’s initiative, creativity and active participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To chance to try out ideas through initiatives run by themselves in the local community </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. ACTION 3: Youth initiatives <ul><li>Action 3.1. : Group Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Action 3.2: Future Capital </li></ul>
  23. 23. ACTION 3.1.: Group initiatives <ul><ul><li>Small scale and innovative project s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects created and run by a group of young people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribution to their local community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With a Europe an dimensi on </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. ACTION 3.1.: Group initiatives <ul><li>Form a l criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Age participants :15 till 25 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of participants : min. 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dur ation : 3 till 12 m onths </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. ACTION 3.1.: Group initiatives <ul><li>Content criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative in their context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Run by young people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coming from a local need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With a European dimension </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. ACTION 3.1.: Group initiatives <ul><li>Priority 1: run by young people with fewer opportunities and which benefit to the local community – max. € 10.000 </li></ul><ul><li>Priority 2: run by any young people and which benefit young people with fewer opportunities – max. € 7.500 </li></ul><ul><li>Priority 3: run by any young people and which benefit mainly the members of the group – max. € 5.000 </li></ul>
  27. 27. Action 3: Networking projects <ul><li>After a Group Initiative, the group might want to continue to develop the project’s activities, but this time together with a partner, or partners, in at least one other Programme country. The possibility therefore exists of applying for funding for networking activities, under which Group Initiatives can work together on a European level. A Networking project must offer an added value to the initial Group Initiative project. It should however be noted that it is not necessary to have made a former group initiative in order to be able to apply for a networking project. </li></ul><ul><li>A Networking project aims at identifying good practices and transferring the outcomes resulting from a successful Group Initiative to other groups in other countries. It may involve young people’s mobility. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Action 3.2: Future Capital <ul><li>A Future Capital project enables ex-volunteers to pass on the experience and skills acquired during their European Voluntary Service to the local community and other young people. It also provides opportunities for supporting an ex-volunteer’s professional and personal development. Future Capital is open to all young people residing in one of the Programme countries who have completed their EVS, either at a host organisation based in another Programme country or in a Partner Country. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Three different types of Future Capital project are eligible for support: <ul><li>Starting up a professional activity - This means starting up an activity, which may be professional in the non-profit or profit-making sector. </li></ul><ul><li>One-off projects - The purpose of such a project is to organise a particular event or activity, or produce a particular product or outcome, within a specified period of time. </li></ul><ul><li>Personal development projects - These are projects under which the participants receive additional formal or non-formal training to obtain official recognition of the skills acquired during their EVS. </li></ul>
  30. 30. ACTI ON 5 : Support Measures <ul><li>Aims : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To develop the other YOUTH actions through training, co-operation and information projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To contribute achieving the objectives of the YOUTH programme and strengthening European youth policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To support the capacity building and innovation with regard to international training and co-operation in the field of youth work </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. ACTI ON 5 : Support Measures <ul><li>Target group : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth workers on local, regional, national and international level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>trainers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups of young people who want to set up an international project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentors of EVS project s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>... </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. ACTI ON 5 : Support Measures <ul><li>Key terms of action 5: </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operation and partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Training measures </li></ul><ul><li>Youth information </li></ul>
  33. 33. The nine types of activity eligible for support: <ul><li>1. Practical training experience (job shadowing) </li></ul><ul><li>This activity allows youth workers to acquire the skills for organising a transnational project by working in a partner organisation for a limited period of time. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Feasibility visits </li></ul><ul><li>These allow project managers to discuss a project idea before submitting an application under Actions 1 or 2, 3 (networking projects) and 5 for creating and strengthening partnerships between organisations in the framework of YOUTH. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Contact-making seminars </li></ul><ul><li>These bring together potential partners for YOUTH projects. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Study visits </li></ul><ul><li>These provide an opportunity to learn about youth work provisions in other countries. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>These are a tool for the exchange of experience and good practice, consultations or policy development etc. with regard to the YOUTH programme and youth policy. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Training courses </li></ul><ul><li>These help those involved in youth work and non-formal education to acquire advanced skills and knowledge for their activities. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Youth information </li></ul><ul><li>This activity supports the production of and innovative ways of communicating information relating to the objectives and priorities of the YOUTH programme. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Transnational partnerships and networks </li></ul><ul><li>This activity supports the creation of new networks and the strengthening and widening of existing networks under the YOUTH programme. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Support for capacity building and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>This activity supports innovative ways of enhancing capacity building in youth work. </li></ul>
  34. 34. DEADLINES <ul><li>1 FEBRUAR Y: Start project from 1 st May </li></ul><ul><li>1 APRIL : S tart project from 1 st July </li></ul><ul><li>1 JUN E: S tart project from 1 st S eptember </li></ul><ul><li>1 SEPTEMBER : S tart project from 1 st D ecember </li></ul><ul><li>1 NOVEMBER : S tart project from 1 st F ebruar y </li></ul>
  35. 35. ROLE OF THE NATIONAL AGENCY <ul><li>Informati on and promoti on </li></ul><ul><li>Advi ce a n d counselling </li></ul><ul><li>Training and quality support </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and granting </li></ul>
  36. 36. TO END … <ul><li>Good luck with all your national and international plans and project ideas … </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t hesitate to contact your National Agency! </li></ul>
  37. 37. YOUTH PROGRAMME & User’s guide: http:// europa . eu . int / comm /youth/program/index_en.html http://www. salto European Youth Portal