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Lecture on Project Management for EGEA Activities & Opportunities for Institutional Financing through European Union's YOUTH Programme.

Presented by Vasileios Peppas, EGEA Athens at the "Committees' and Congress Organizers' Training Weekend" at the University of Vienna, Austria on December 2008.


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Project Management & EU's YOUTH Programme

  1. 1. Project <br />Management<br />Vienna Committee Meeting<br />
  2. 2. Contents of <br /> Presentation<br />Characteristics of Projects<br />Securing Funding<br />Programme Planning<br />YOUTH Programme<br />Action 1.1: YOUTH Exchange<br />
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  5. 5. Characteristics<br />of <br />Projects<br />Project Management<br />
  6. 6. PROJECTS<br />HAVE A<br />PURPOSE<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  7. 7. Projects have a purpose<br />Clearly defined aims<br />Set out to produce<br />clearly defined<br />results<br />
  8. 8. PROJECTS<br />ARE<br />REALISTIC<br />
  9. 9. Projects are realistic<br />Aims must be achievable<br />Take into account<br />(YOUTH) <br />requirements;<br />Financial and<br />Human<br />Resources<br />
  10. 10. PROJECTS are Limited<br />in Time and Space<br />
  11. 11. Projects are limited<br />in Time and Space<br />Have Beginning and End<br />Specific place<br />and context<br />
  12. 12. PROJECTSareComplex<br />
  13. 13. Projects are complex<br />Call on planning &<br />implementation skills<br />Involve various<br />partners<br />
  14. 14. PROJECTS<br />ARE<br />COLLECTIVE<br />
  15. 15. Projects are collective<br />Collective effort<br />Various partners<br />Run by teams<br />
  16. 16. PROJECTS<br />ARE<br />UNIQUE<br />
  17. 17. Projects are unique<br />All stem from new ideas<br />Specific responses<br />to specific context<br />They are<br />innovative<br />
  18. 18. PROJECTS<br />ARE<br />AN ADVENTURE<br />
  19. 19. Projects are an adventure<br />Every project is different and<br />groundbreaking<br />They involve<br />uncertainty<br />and risk<br />
  20. 20. PROJECTS<br />CAN BE<br />ASSESSED<br />
  21. 21. Projects can be assessed<br />Can be planned &<br />broken down at<br />measurable aims<br />Open to<br />evaluation<br />
  22. 22. PROJECTS<br />ARE MADE UP<br />OF STAGES<br />
  23. 23. Projects are made up of<br />stages<br />Have distinct,<br />identifiable<br />stages<br />
  24. 24. PROJECT MANAGEMENT<br />CONCRETE<br />PLANS<br />MANAGE<br />THEM<br />
  25. 25. Securing<br />Funding<br />Project Management<br />
  26. 26. EUROPEAN UNION<br />http://ec.europa.eu/youth/<br />http://www.euromedyouth.net/<br />
  27. 27. EUROPEAN FUNDERS<br />http://www.eyf.coe.int/fej/<br />http://www.youth-partnership.net/<br />http://www.euromedalex.org/<br />
  28. 28. CORPORATE FUNDERS<br />Must have compatible principles,<br />vision and mission<br />Avoid religious, racial, ethnic, national,<br />gender affiliations<br />Funder must have a positive image, <br />good reputation;<br />not any controversial policy<br />
  29. 29. CORPORATE FUNDERS<br />Avoid political (partisan) affiliation<br />Avoid tobacco, alcohol, military,<br />environmental exploitation – related <br />funders<br />
  30. 30. PROSPECTIVE FUNDERS<br />Present them a ‘win-win’ situation<br />Most funders like to see other parties<br />involved in covering the cost of the project<br />Understand the character of the funding<br />organization; value their time, human<br />resources, commitment<br />Learn their values, learn their agenda;<br />Why are they giving?<br />
  31. 31. PROSPECTIVE FUNDERS<br />Know your funder’s language and agenda;<br />Attention to detailed information<br />(European Union jargon, European Union<br />Annual priorities, national priorities)<br />When approaching a multinational<br />corporation, translate a summary <br />in English<br />
  32. 32. PROSPECTIVE FUNDERS<br />Do not “disappear” as soon as you get<br />the money; recognize their support;<br />Consider visibility<br />Reporting obligations<br />(YOUTH Programme Final Report,<br />Progress reports, financial reports)<br />Try to establish a long-term relationship<br />
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  37. 37. Programme<br />Planning<br />Project Management<br />
  38. 38. 4 Golden Rules in P.M.<br />(Open Space)<br />Whoever comes are the right people<br />Whatever happens is all that could have<br />Whenever it starts is the right time<br />When it is over, it is over<br />
  39. 39. Hierarchy of the Objectives<br />
  40. 40. SuccessMix<br />
  41. 41. K N O W L E D G E i<br />Use different kinds of analysis (SWOT, GANT)<br />Activities that improve your <br /> knowledge<br />Inspiring Games, quizzes<br />Training days<br />Research, and <br />activities using<br />research <br />
  42. 42. K N O W L E D G E ii<br />Use researches of other Organizations,<br /> governmental bodies, etc<br />Organizing social evenings<br />Talk to experienced <br /> people<br />Check partners’<br />situation<br />
  43. 43. S K I L L S i<br />Training on communication<br />Language lessons<br />Debates, public lessons<br />Practical trainings on<br />collecting & analyzing<br /> information<br />Negotiations<br />Simulations<br />
  44. 44. S K I L L S ii<br />Practice on examples<br />Team-building games<br />Leadership in smaller<br /> projects<br />Training on <br /> management<br />Study visits<br />
  45. 45. A T T I T U D E S i<br />Challenge prejudices<br />Games that question views<br />Try out what feels different<br />Games that show <br />one’s limited view<br />Confrontation with <br />unknown things<br />
  46. 46. A T T I T U D E S ii<br />Intercultural Exchanges, working<br />Teamwork, cooperation,<br /> listening<br />Responsibility-giving<br />Role-playing<br />Negotiating<br />
  47. 47. A T T I T U D E S iii<br />Leadership<br />Self-knowledge<br />Focusing, See the big<br /> picture<br />Feedback <br /> afterwards<br />Innovative<br />improvements<br />
  48. 48. PREPARATION<br />PREPARATION<br />
  49. 49. <ul><li> Well-prepared = well-managed</li></ul>project <br />PREPARATION<br /><ul><li> Tools to avert unexpected </li></ul> challenges or problems<br /><ul><li> Project participants feel confident</li></ul> and positive about the project<br /><ul><li> Minimizes the risks of </li></ul> the project<br />
  50. 50. <ul><li> Maximizes the time spent</li></ul> with project participants (APV)<br />PREPARATION<br /><ul><li> Tasks and details left out during</li></ul> preparation and planning stage<br /> add up to difficulties and <br /> emergencies during the <br /> implementation stage<br /><ul><li> Realistic objectives and </li></ul> outputs (offer/deliver)<br />
  51. 51. <ul><li> Good preparation saves</li></ul> energy during implementation<br />PREPARATION<br /><ul><li> Preparation accounts for 80%</li></ul> of the project<br /><ul><li> Preparation can make the difference</li></ul> between one successful project and <br /> one that failed to meet <br /> expectations<br />
  52. 52. PARTNERSHIP<br />
  53. 53. PARTNERSHIP<br /><ul><li> All partners participate in decision-making
  54. 54. Activities are managed jointly
  55. 55. Information is shared
  56. 56. Discussion before major decisions are taken
  57. 57. Partners are free to express needs
  58. 58. Activities are evaluated among all partners</li></li></ul><li>Programme<br />Implementation<br />Project Management<br />
  59. 59. TEAMWORK<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  60. 60. TEAMWORK<br />Individual Function<br />Attend personal problems<br />Task needs<br />Praise individuals<br />Give status<br />Recognize and use<br />individual activities<br />Team <br />Maintenance <br />needs<br />Individual<br />needs<br />Train the individual<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  61. 61. TEAMWORK<br />Team Maintenance<br />Function<br />Task needs<br />Set standards<br />Maintain discipline<br />Build team spirit<br />Team <br />Maintenance <br />needs<br />Individual<br />needs<br />Give sense of <br />purpose<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  62. 62. TEAMWORK<br />Team Maintenance<br />Function<br />Task needs<br />Appoint sub-leaders<br />Communication<br />within the group<br />Team <br />Maintenance <br />needs<br />Individual<br />needs<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  63. 63. TEAMWORK<br />Task Function<br />Define the task<br />Task needs<br />Make a plan<br />Allocate work and<br />resources<br />Team <br />Maintenance <br />needs<br />Individual<br />needs<br />Control quality of<br />work<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  64. 64. TEAMWORK<br />Task Function<br />Check performance <br />against the plan<br />Task needs<br />Adjust the plan<br />Team <br />Maintenance <br />needs<br />Individual<br />needs<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  65. 65. COMMUNICATION<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  66. 66. COMMUNICATION<br />CONTENTS<br />What do you want <br />to communicate?<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  67. 67. COMMUNICATION<br />CONTENTS<br />MEDIA<br />What is the best method<br />of communicating?<br />(spoken, written, images,<br />simulations, exercises)<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  68. 68. COMMUNICATION<br />CONTENTS<br />MEDIA<br />SIGNIFICANCE<br />What is the meaning for<br />each participant and for<br />the group<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  69. 69. COMMUNICATION<br />CONTENTS<br />One-way? <br />Possibility of reply?<br />MEDIA<br />SIGNIFICANCE<br />DIRECTION<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  70. 70. COMMUNICATION<br />CONTENTS<br />MEDIA<br />Feedback and<br />adjustments <br />in communication<br />SIGNIFICANCE<br />DIRECTION<br />EFFECT<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  71. 71. COMMUNICATION<br />CONTENTS<br />MEDIA<br />SIGNIFICANCE<br />DIRECTION<br />EFFECT<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  72. 72. CONFLICTS<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  73. 73. CONFLICTS<br />TIMING<br />}<br />Late start<br />Too many late nights<br />Low energy <br />levels<br />Very long sessions<br />Excursions<br />Lack of<br />interest<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  74. 74. CONFLICTS<br />TIMING<br />FEEDBACK<br />(when poorly delivered)<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  75. 75. CONFLICTS<br />TIMING<br />FEEDBACK<br />INAPPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES<br />(No clear procedures, <br />Lack of significance)<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  76. 76. CONFLICTS<br />TIMING<br />FEEDBACK<br />INAPPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES<br />RESPONSIBILITIES<br />Project <br />Management<br />(not equally distributed)<br />
  77. 77. CONFLICTS<br />TIMING<br />FEEDBACK<br />INAPPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES<br />RESPONSIBILITIES<br />Project <br />Management<br />/LACK OF CREDIBILITY<br />
  78. 78. CONFLICTS<br />CONFLICT<br />Destructive<br /><ul><li> Takes away attention from activities
  79. 79. Undermines morale
  80. 80. Polarizes people/reduces co-operation
  81. 81. Increases difference
  82. 82. Leads to irresponsible behavior</li></ul>Project <br />Management<br />
  83. 83. CONFLICTS<br />CONFLICT<br />Destructive<br />Constructive<br /><ul><li> Problems & issues are clarified
  84. 84. Problems are solved
  85. 85. People are involved in</li></ul> problem-solving<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  86. 86. CONFLICTS<br />CONFLICT<br />Destructive<br />Constructive<br /><ul><li> Communication improves
  87. 87. Co-operation is built
  88. 88. Understanding/</li></ul> skills are developed<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  89. 89. CONFLICTS<br />CONFLICT<br />Destructive<br />Constructive<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  90. 90. CONFLICTS<br />Flexibility<br />Adaptability<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  91. 91. CONFLICTS<br />Mood Meter<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  92. 92. MONITORING<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  93. 93. MONITORING<br />Throughout the project<br />Continuous<br />Adapt to reality<br />Know when action is required<br />Avert failure<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  94. 94. MONITORING<br />Project <br />Management<br />
  95. 95. EVALUATION<br />
  96. 96. EVALUATION<br />Evaluation can examine:<br /><ul><li>Participation(level of)</li></li></ul><li>EVALUATION<br />Evaluation can examine:<br /><ul><li>Participation(level of)
  97. 97. Relevance</li></ul>(Met the needs of participants?)<br />
  98. 98. EVALUATION<br />Evaluation can examine:<br />How effective were<br />the activities?<br /><ul><li>Participation(level of)
  99. 99. Relevance</li></ul>Were the objectives met?<br /><ul><li>Effectiveness</li></ul>Could activities have been<br />carried out differently<br />to meet those<br />objectives?<br />
  100. 100. EVALUATION<br />Evaluation can examine:<br /><ul><li>Participation(level of)
  101. 101. Relevance
  102. 102. Effectiveness
  103. 103. Impact</li></ul>(Impact of the project on<br />Partners/stakeholders)<br />
  104. 104. EVALUATION<br />Evaluation can examine:<br /><ul><li>Participation(level of)
  105. 105. Relevance</li></ul>Can activities continue<br />without project resources?<br /><ul><li>Effectiveness
  106. 106. Impact</li></ul>Are the partners<br />contributing?<br /><ul><li>Sustainability</li></li></ul><li>EVALUATION<br />Evaluation can examine:<br /><ul><li>Participation(level of)
  107. 107. Relevance
  108. 108. Effectiveness
  109. 109. Impact
  110. 110. Sustainability</li></li></ul><li>EVALUATION<br />WHY?<br /><ul><li>To inform participants and funders</li></ul> what your Organization has done<br /><ul><li>To acknowledge contributors
  111. 111. To impress current funders and</li></ul> encourage them to give <br /> money again in the future<br />
  112. 112. EVALUATION<br />WHY?<br /><ul><li>As promotion for future members</li></ul> and funders<br /><ul><li>To inform other organizations
  113. 113. To inform the public</li></ul> (wider social impact, social<br /> multipliers)<br />
  114. 114. EVALUATION<br />WHY?<br /><ul><li>To improve quality of future projects
  115. 115. To measure the success of a project
  116. 116. To fulfill a legal requirement</li></li></ul><li>EVALUATION<br />What to Include?<br /><ul><li>What were the objectives
  117. 117. If the objectives were met
  118. 118. What else was achieved
  119. 119. New needs that became apparent,</li></ul> proposals by partners<br /><ul><li>Impact on the organizers,</li></ul> the participants & the community<br />
  120. 120. Sustainability<br />Project endures <br />over long term<br />Quality interactions<br />with local community<br />Capacity-<br />building<br />Training & development of people<br />Positive effects maintained<br />after the project ends<br />Resources to cover<br />programme in the<br />long term<br />Building <br />sustainable<br />partnerships<br />Organizational development<br />
  121. 121. YOUTH<br />Programme<br />
  122. 122. NEW<br />Youth in Action 2007 - 2013<br />The "Youth in Action" programme: <br />promotes mobility and active participation in the construction of Europe<br />provides financial support for a variety of youth projects + opportunities for new partnerships across Europe and beyond<br />promotes non – formal education* and offers opportunities to young people, aged between 13 and 30 years <br />* Non-formal Education = out of formal educational curriculum<br />
  123. 123. Objectives <br />Promoting young people’s active citizenship in general and European citizenship in particular<br />Developing solidarity and promote tolerance among people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the EU<br />Fostering mutual understanding between young people in different countries<br />Contributing to develop the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organisations in the youth field<br />Promoting European cooperation in the youth field<br />
  124. 124. Priorities <br />Key priorities<br />European citizenship<br />Participation of young people<br />Cultural Diversity (fight against racism with fewer opportunities)<br />Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities<br />Specific priorities for 2007<br />2007 - European Year of Equal Opportunities for all<br />Improving young peoples health<br />Social inclusion and diversity<br />
  125. 125.
  126. 126.
  127. 127. Who can participate?<br />Young people aged between 13 and 30 (individuals or groups), independently of their level of education / social / cultural background<br />Youth Οrganisations or Αssociations<br />Youth workers and youth leaders<br />Public authorities<br />NGOs<br />Institutions and Ιndividuals, working in the field of youth and non – formal education<br />
  128. 128. <ul><li>Programme Countries
  129. 129. Neighbouring Partner Countries
  130. 130. Other Partner Countries of the World</li></ul>Who can participate?<br />
  131. 131. <ul><li>27 Member States of EU
  132. 132. 3 EFTA / EEA countries (Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein)
  133. 133. 1 pre-accession country (Turkey)</li></ul>31 Programme Countries<br />
  134. 134. Neighbouring Partner Countries<br />UNDER ACTIONS 2 (EVS), 3.1 (YOUTH IN THE WORLD) AND 5.1 (TRANSNATIONAL YOUTH SEMINARS)<br />  <br />
  135. 135. Other Countries of the World<br />UNDER ACTIONS 2 (EVS) AND 3.2 (YOUTH IN THE WORLD)<br /><ul><li>Cooperation between Programme countries and “Other Countries of the World” (not neighbouring the EU)
  136. 136. Priority will be given to projects involving countries from Latin America, Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific and Asia</li></li></ul><li>Who implements the programme?<br /><ul><li>European Commission
  137. 137. Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency – Youth Unit
  138. 138. National Agencies
  139. 139. National Authorities</li></ul>Other structures: SALTO – YOUTH Resource Centres, Eurodesk, Partnership between European Commission and Council of Europe <br />
  140. 140. Selection Procedure<br />
  141. 141. Selection Procedure<br />
  142. 142. Action 1: Youth for Europe<br /><ul><li>To increase mobility of young people
  143. 143. To develop young people's citizenship and mutual understanding</li></ul>Sub - Actions: <br />1.1 Youth Exchanges<br />1.2 Youth Initiatives<br />1.3 Youth Democracy <br />Pilot Projects on Thematic Networks<br />Multi – measures: <br />1 project proposal = combination of 2-5 projects in Action 1 over a period of 18 months.<br />Bi-/Trilateral exchanges excluded.<br />NEW<br />NEW<br />
  144. 144. Action 1.1: What is a Youth Exchange<br />Groupproject of young people from different countries who meet and participate in an agreed programme of activities of common themes of interest<br />AGE: 13 - 25<br />PROJECT DURATION: up to 15 months (preparation and follow-up) / Activity Duration: 6 – 21 days<br />SIZE: Bi-, Tri-, Multi- Lateral Exchange<br />PARTICIPATION:<br />At least 2 Programme Countries, including 1 EU member state <br />16 – 60 participants (at least 8 per partner group of a bilateral project / 6 per partner of a trilateral project / 4 per partner of a multilateral project)<br />
  145. 145. Action 1.1: What is a Youth Exchange<br />THEMES <br />(Examples)<br /><ul><li>Participation of young people in society
  146. 146. Racism
  147. 147. Xenophobia
  148. 148. Local heritage
  149. 149. Environment
  150. 150. Drug abuse</li></ul>The youth exchange must have clearly a European dimension<br />
  151. 151. Action 1.2: What is a Youth Initiative<br />Groupprojects designed at local, regional and national level, and networking of similar projects in different countries<br />AGE: 18 - 30 (15 - 30with justification and a coach)<br />PROJECT DURATION: 3 – 18 months<br />SIZE: National / Transnational Youth Initiatives<br />PARTICIPATION:<br />National: group from 1 Programme country / Transnational: 2 or more groups from different Programme Countries (at least 1 EU Member State)<br />At least 4 participants (at least 8 per partner group of a bilateral project / 6 per partner of a trilateral project / 4 per partner of a multilateral project)<br />
  152. 152. Action 1.2: What is a Youth Initiative<br />THEMES <br />(Examples)<br /><ul><li>Art & culture
  153. 153. Social exclusion
  154. 154. Environment
  155. 155. Heritage protection
  156. 156. European awareness
  157. 157. Rural / urban development
  158. 158. Health
  159. 159. Youth policies
  160. 160. Measures against delinquency
  161. 161. Xenophobia / anti – racism
  162. 162. Disability etc….</li></li></ul><li>Action 1.3: What is a Youth Democracy Project<br />Young people's participation in the democratic life of their local, regional, national community or at international level<br />AIMS:<br /><ul><li>Promoting young people’s involvement
  163. 163. Develop dialogue between public authorities and young people
  164. 164. Dialogue with young people who are not members of organisations
  165. 165. Overcoming obstacles preventing young people participating in decision – making processes</li></ul>AGE: 13 - 30 <br />PROJECT DURATION: 6 – 18 months<br />SIZE: National & Transnational Networking<br />PARTICIPATION:<br />At least 2 Programme countries + at least 2 partners in each country<br />At least 17 participants <br />NEW<br />
  166. 166. Action 1.3: What is a Youth Democracy Project<br />THEMES <br />(Examples)<br /><ul><li>Focus on the general priorities of the "Youth in Action" Programme
  167. 167. The Futureof Europe
  168. 168. The political priorities identified in the framework of European cooperation in the youth field</li></li></ul><li>Action 1: Pilot Projects on Thematic Networking (centralised action)<br />Coordination and emphasis on the thematic approach of Action 1 projects<br />AIMS:<br /><ul><li>To link projects thematically
  169. 169. To pool experience in a specific thematic field
  170. 170. To increase the links between Exchanges, Initiatives and Democracy projects</li></ul>NEW<br />
  171. 171. Action 2: European Voluntary Service What is an EVS<br />Individual or Group projects involving young people in a non-profit making, unpaid activity for the public benefit in a country other than the country of residence<br />AGE: 18 - 30 (16 – 30 with justification)<br />PROJECT DURATION: up to 24 months (preparation and follow-up) / Activity Duration: 2 – 12 months<br />SIZE: Individuals or Groups (up to 100 volunteers in one activity in 1 or more host organisations)<br />Hosting / sending or coordinating organisations must be accredited<br />PARTICIPATION:<br /> Restrictions:<br />Balance between Partner Countries and Programme Countries <br />Balance between partner organisations in Partner countries and partner organisations in Programme Countries <br />
  172. 172. Action 3: Youth in the World<br />AIMS<br /><ul><li>To support projects of exchanges between Partner Countries and Programme Countries
  173. 173. To develop partnerships and networks of youth networks</li></li></ul><li>Action 3.1: Cooperation with the Neighbouring Partner Countries<br />Youth Exchanges (similar to Action 1.1 in all respects)<br />AGE: 13 - 25 <br />PROJECT DURATION: up to 15 months (preparation and follow-up) / Activity Duration: 6 – 21 days<br />SIZE: Bi-, Tri-, Multi- Lateral Exchange<br />PARTICIPATION:<br />At least 1 NPC (for multi-lateral exchangesat least 2 NPC)<br />16 – 60 participants (at least 8 per partner group of a bilateral project / 6 per partner of a trilateral project / 4 per partner of a multilateral project)<br />Applicants can be only EUMember State or SEE (application submitted centrally) <br />
  174. 174. Action 3.1: Cooperation with the Neighbouring Partner Countries<br />Training & Networking projects (similar to Action 1.1 in all respects)<br />AIMS:<br /><ul><li>Exchanges/ cooperation/training in European youth work
  175. 175. Support of project development within the framework of Youth in Action programme</li></ul>ACTIVITIES<br />Job shadowing (practical learning experience),( 2 partner countries/ up to 2 participants / 10 -20 days)<br />Feasibility visit ( 2 partner countries / up to 2 participants per partner/ up to10 days)<br />Evaluation meeting (4 partner countries/ up to 50 participants / up to10 days)<br />Study visit (4 partner countries/ up to 50 participants / up to10 days)<br />Partnership – building (4 partner countries/ up to 50 participants / up to10 days)<br />Seminar (4 partner countries/ up to 50 participants / up to10 days)<br />Training course (4 partner countries/ up to 50 participants / up to10 days)<br />Networking (6 partner countries / up to 18 months)<br />
  176. 176. Action 3.2: Cooperation with the Other Partner Countries of the World<br />Projects promoting cooperation between Programme countries and all other countries<br />(central activity)<br />AIMS:<br /><ul><li>Exchange of experience and good practices
  177. 177. Supporting training & development of youth organisations
  178. 178. Developing partnerships
  179. 179. Supporting thematic cooperation through bilateral / multilateral exchanges</li></li></ul><li>Action 4: Youth Support Systems<br />AIMS<br /><ul><li>To develop the quality of support structures, the role of the youth workers and organisations
  180. 180. To develop the quality of the programme
  181. 181. To support ENGOs</li></ul>Sub - Actions:<br />4.1 Support for bodies active at European level<br />4.2 Support for the European Youth Forum<br />4.3 Training and Networking<br />4.4 Projects encouraging innovation & quality<br />4.5 Information activities<br />4.6 Partnerships<br />4.7 Support for the structures of the programme<br />4.8 Adding value to the programme<br />
  182. 182. Action 4.3: Training & Networking of youth workers and organisations<br />Cooperation, partnerships, training and exchange of good practices for youth organisations or people involved in youth work<br />AIMS:<br /><ul><li>Exchanges/ cooperation/training in European youth work
  183. 183. Support of project development within the framework of Youth in Action programme</li></li></ul><li>Action 4.3: Training & Networking of youth workers and organisations<br />Cooperation, partnerships, training and exchange of good practices for youth organisations or people involved in youth work<br />ACTIVITIES<br />Job shadowing (practical learning experience),( 2 partner countries/ up to 2 participants / 10 -20 days)<br />Feasibility visit ( 2 partner countries / up to 2 participants per partner/ up to10 days)<br />Evaluation meeting (4 partner countries/ up to 50 participants / up to10 days)<br />Study visit (4 partner countries/ up to 50 participants / up to10 days)<br />Partnership – building (4 partner countries/ up to 50 participants / up to10 days)<br />Seminar (4 partner countries/ up to 50 participants / up to10 days)<br />Training course (4 partner countries/ up to 50 participants / up to10 days)<br />Networking (6 partner countries / up to 18 months)<br />
  184. 184. Action 5: Support for European cooperation in the youth field<br />AIMS:<br /><ul><li>Exchange of good practice and cooperation between administrations and policy makers
  185. 185. Structure dialogue between policy makers and young people
  186. 186. Improving knowledge and understanding of youth
  187. 187. Cooperation with concerned international organisations</li></li></ul><li>Sub - Action 5.1: Meetings of young people and policy makers<br />Seminars and structured dialogue of young people and policy makers<br />ACTIVITIES:<br />Transnational Youth Seminars<br />Exchange of ideas, practices and debates <br />- young people<br />- youth workers<br />- organisations<br /> topics: priority themes of the programme<br />structured dialogue<br />National Youth Seminars<br />Dialogue / debates offering input to major EU debates on youth policy making<br />
  188. 188. Youth Contact<br />EUROPEAN COMMISSION<br />Directorate-General for Education and Culture <br />(DG EAC)<br />Unit D2: Youth Programmes <br />Unit D1: Youth policies<br />B – 1049 Brussels<br />Tel: +32 2 299 11 11<br />Fax: +32 2 299 40 38<br />Website: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/index_en.html<br />
  189. 189. Action 1.1<br />YOUTH Exchange<br />
  190. 190. NON-FORMAL <br /> LEARNING<br />
  191. 191. NON-FORMAL LEARNING<br /><ul><li>Empowerment to Participants
  192. 192. Independence</li></ul>Non-formal learning is <br />the MOST suitable way of learning<br />
  193. 193. NON-FORMAL LEARNING<br /><ul><li>Learning is achieved not by an educator,</li></ul> but from each other by discussion<br /> (collective intelligence; no one is more<br /> intelligent than everyone)<br /><ul><li>“Learn to learn”
  194. 194. Equal teaches equal
  195. 195. All share responsibility</li></li></ul><li>NOT eligible for YOUTH:<br />• statutory meetings of organisations<br />• holiday travel<br />• language courses<br />• school class exchanges<br />
  196. 196. NOT eligible for YOUTH:<br />• academic study trips<br />• performance tours<br />• exchange activities which can be <br /> classed as tourism<br />
  197. 197. NOT eligible for YOUTH:<br />• exchange activities which aim <br /> to make financial profit<br />• work camps<br />• sports competitions<br />• festivals.<br />
  198. 198. Award Criteria:<br />• Quality of the programme and<br /> working methods proposed<br />• Relevance of the learning objectives <br /> proposed<br />• European dimension of the project<br />
  199. 199. Award Criteria:<br />• Expected impact of the project<br />• Measures intended for <br /> the visibility of the project<br />• Measures intended for the valorization <br /> and follow up of the project.<br />
  200. 200. HOW TO<br />MAKE A GOOD<br />PROJECT<br />
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  205. 205. Programme<br />• Create a balanced program that<br /> recognizes the group dynamic<br />• Balance between personal <br /> development and collective activities<br />
  206. 206. Programme Planning<br />
  207. 207. Programme<br />
  208. 208. Advance Planning Visit<br />
  209. 209. Community Grant<br />
  210. 210. Community Grant<br />
  211. 211. Community Grant<br />
  212. 212. Community Grant<br />
  213. 213. Budget<br />
  214. 214. Make Impact<br />
  215. 215. Examples<br />
  216. 216. Examples<br />
  217. 217. Examples<br />
  218. 218. Examples<br />
  219. 219. Examples<br />
  220. 220. Examples<br />
  221. 221. YOUTH Exchanges<br />
  222. 222. Vasilis<br />Peppas<br />vasileiospeppas@hotmail.com<br />THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!!<br />

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