Call for Participants

After learning how social media & communication technologies can help organizations to thrive, and discovering how to influence the world around us through e-activism, IYNF has the pleasure to invite you to our third international project of 2016: D-e-zign it!!
This activity marks the closing of the IYNF’s Year of E-Participation and aims to recall and channel the outcomes of the past events – “How e-mazing is your organization?” and “Act, React and E-act” – in order to inspire participants to develop projects related to e-participation and apply their newly-gained digital competences in their organizations.

Even though this will be the last physical activity of 2016, we find it crucial to transfer the achievements of the Year of E-Participation to the upcoming years, as a backbone in future developments of the IYNF network.

 

What can you expect this time?

In the first project we made an introduction to e-participation in youth work, we explored resources & shared good practices on social media and learned the concept of e-volunteering. Whereas the second activity helped us to understand the process of e-activism and which tools and competences are needed to achieve a powerful online communication.

In “D-e-zign it!” participants of the previous events will share with newcomers their impressions and insights on e-volunteering, social media, e-participation and e-activism. While everyone will benefit from sessions about collaborative work, project planning and project management. Furthermore, the programme will be mainly based on facilitated dynamic space and similar non-formal education methods, and will be participant-driven to a high extend.

After this activity you will be able to:

  • apply the newly-discovered opportunities of e-participation and digital competences in the context of youth work;
  • help your organization to explore innovative ways to keep your members involved through e-volunteering initiatives;
  • develop competences in efficient and safe e-activism;
  • become part of the core group of IYNF e-experts;
  • develop new project ideas with e-participation components, especially aimed at social inclusion (minorities, refugees, people with disabilities, LGBT, elderly, etc.)

 

“D-e-zign it!” will be organized by the IYNF Secretariat and will be supported by the local group of volunteers from our Macedonian member organization SPPMD.

Thanks to the kind contribution of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and the Youth in Action / Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, IYNF will be able to fully cover accommodation, food and educational materials. Participants will be reimbursed at least 70 % of their travel costs to the meeting. No participation fee applies.

  

Practical info:

IMGP9349This activity is open to: Representatives of IYNF Member and Partner organizations, volunteers, representatives of other youth organizations that share the values of IYNF and are willing to be engaged within the IYNF network. Participants from the previous activities will have priority in the selection process.

Date and Place: 18-23 October 2016, Holiday Camp Mihajlovo in Macedonia (FYROM), near the Macedonian-Greek border.

Costs: No participation fee. Food and accommodation fully covered. At least 70% of travel costs will be reimbursed. (IYNF expects you to choose the most sustainable way of transportation, only 2nd class/economy class tickets can be reimbursed. For flights and travelling by car prior approval of the Secretariat will be needed)

Participation rules: Participants are expected to be present at least 80% of the working time. If you are not able to fulfill this condition, please discuss it with the Secretariat prior to your application. Violation of this rule might result in IYNF not being able to reimburse your travel costs.

How to apply:  Please fill in this application form.

Deadline: 31 August.

Results: all the selected participants will be informed personally via e-mail by the 7th of September.

Eligible countries: Erasmus+ countries and Council of Europe member states.

If you have any questions, please write to henrique@iynf.org

 

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