The EU-CoE youth partnership opened the Call for applications for the Youth policy symposium with Eastern Europe and Caucasus countries, 13-14 November 2013, Yerevan, Armenia
The EU-CoE youth partnership organizes the Youth policy symposium with EECA countries - Role of youth work in education for democratic citizenship and participation, to be held on 13-14 November 2013 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Education for democratic citizenship and youth participation are challenging topics throughout Europe and represent a common focus of both the EU and the Council of Europe youth policy. The goal of this event will be to examine the situation more closely in the context of Eastern Europe and South Caucasus. What is the situation of education for democratic citizenship and youth participation in the region? How can the education for democratic citizenship and participation be further developed and made accessible to all young people through education (formal and non-formal)? How can the national and local authorities, but also the society at large become more receptive for youth participation and self-expression? Equally, in a region that still has its share of conflict, how can we foster transnational and cross-cultural interaction of young people and through education for democratic citizenship and human rights education support young people in overcoming the spirals of hatred and conflict? These will be some of the questions that the event will strive to address. The structure of the event will allow for discussion from a regional perspective, as well as for a more targeted view of the specific needs and situations per country.
Around 60 participants from research, practice, policy from all over Europe and in particular from the region of Eastern Europe and South Caucasus will participate in the event.
Call for applications is open at the http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int/youth-partnership/seminars/seminar_26.html
All interested persons are welcome to apply by the deadline - 10 October 2013, noon Brussels / Strasbourg time (CET).
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