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Call for Participants: Training Modules on European Citizenship 4-6
Monday 22 August 2005

Call for Participants: Training Modules on European Citizenship 4-6
Information from SALTO-YOUTH South East Europe - Resource Centre

The Council of Europe has announced another 3 Training Modules on European Citizenship in the framework of the Partnership Programme on European Youth Worker Training, Research, Youth Policy and Euro-Med Cooperation. The Training Partnership held the first 3 training modules between December 2004 and February 2005 and launches 3 more Modules in 2005. Each training module focuses on one important aspect of the concept and practice of European Citizenship. There will be common elements that all of the modules address, and there will be a specific focus for each of them.

Application deadline: 20 September 2005

Call for participants
Application form

The general aims for these training Modules on European citizenship will be:
  • To develop a sense of space and place in contemporary Europe, the skills required to be active agents for change and development, and the knowledge required to make choices within this context;
  • To support the professional development of youth workers and youth leaders by extending their competencies to integrate elements of European citizenship within their projects and practice and support their role as multipliers with young people.
Objectives of the training modules:
  • To provide participants with knowledge and information about the historical role and present function of European institutions and the concepts and formal meanings and expressions of European citizenship.
  • To enable participants to reflect about European citizenship and European identity and key values and concepts associated with it, such as safeguarding human rights, participation in the development of democracy and respect for cultural diversity.
  • To develop participants' knowledge and motivation to critically understand the European youth programmes and their potential to support the European citizenship dimension of youth work.

Module 4 - European Citizenship: Intercultural Learning, 14-20 November 2005, Romania

  • The Europe of values;
  • The European cultural heritage;

  • The concepts of 'culture';
  • The advantages and challenges of Intercultural learning;

  • The tolerance of ambiguity;
  • Equality versus diversity;
  • Migration, immigration and integration;
  • Dealing with diversity in youth work;
  • Intercultural learning as integrated part of European Citizenship;

Module 5 - European Citizenship: Institutions and Politics, 21-27 November 2005, Netherlands

  • Ideas and utopias about Europe: a short introduction to the evolution of the European idea;
  • European integration after 1945: the intergovernmental model - the Council of Europe (history, functions, the youth field);
  • European integration after 1945: the supranational model - the European Union (its origins, present functions and institutions, future perspectives, the youth field);

  • The Future of the European Union: Ways to address the constitutional crisis and the role of young people therein.
  • The relationship of institutions to the citizen and their policy towards young people;
  • Influencing: opportunities and models for young people;
  • European Youth Policy: The White Paper.

Module 6 - European Citizenship: Human Rights, 1-7 December 2005, Belgium

  • The evolution of human rights (the Universal Declaration, the European Convention);
  • The first, second and third generation of human rights;
  • Aspects of human rights: equality;
    Aspects of human rights: social inclusion;
  • Aspects of human rights: anti racism;
  • Human rights in youth work
    Human rights education in Europe;
  • Citizenship and Human Rights in Europe;
Profile of participants:

The module is intended to be an opportunity for further training complementary to previous experience and training for both youth workers and youth leaders who :
  • have experience of at least 2 years in youth work (as volunteers or professionals);
  • have organised or co-organised at least 1 international youth project;
  • experience in developing and managing a project with and for young people;
  • directly involved in youth activities with young people;
  • supported by their organisation in the application and in their work to integrate European Citizenship into youth work;
  • committed to work directly with young people on issues related to European citizenship;
  • motivated to undergo training and able to attend the course for its full duration;
  • able to work in English;
  • a general knowledge and understanding of youth work realities in their countries and a direct involvement with issues of European Citizenship in this context;
  • resident in a member state of the Council of Europe or in another country signatory to the European Cultural convention.
Priority will be given to those applicants who, by their previous experiences, are able to contribute to the reflections and discussion on the specific programme contents, and/or plan to integrate European Citizenship and the focus issue of the module for which they apply into youth work following their participation in the training module.

Application & Selection:

Any of the modules can be attended separately, so, for example, attending Module 4 is NOT a condition to apply for Module 5 or Module 6. Interested applicants are asked to APPLY ONLY FOR ONE OF THE THREE MODULES!

The application deadline (the same for the three modules) is 20 September 2005. Please read the Call for Participants before applying. All candidates must apply by using this Application form.

Please send your application to the National Agency of the Youth Program in your country for pre-selection. In case there is no national agency representation in your country, please send your application directly to the hosting national agency by the above deadline. Applications sent to the Partnership Secretariat will NOT be accepted.

Travel and other expenses, enrolment fee:

Board and lodging will be provided and paid for by the hosting national agency. For residents of programme countries of the Youth Programme (with national agency representation) travel expenses will be covered by the national agency. For non-programme country residents travel expenses and visa fees will be reimbursed (on presentation of the relevant receipts) by the Partnership Secretariat according to rules of the Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe. Payment will be made only by bank transfer after the course.

Contact details of hosting national agencies and the Partnership:

MODULE 4: Intercultural Learning
ANSIT, Romanian National Agency
4-6, Dem I Dobrescu Street,
Sector 1, 010026, Bucharest
Telephone: +40-21-310 43 10, 310 43 28, 313 54 81
Fax: +40-21-310 43 13
National coordinator of European Citizenship Module: Mihaela Vasile

MODULE 5: Institutions and Politics
NIZW international centre (Netherlands)
NA YOUTH the Netherlands
Postbus 19152
3501 DD Utrecht
the Netherlands
tel: +31 30 2306 550
fax: +31 30 2306 540
National coordinator of European Citizenship Module: Peter Barendse

MODULE 6: Human Rights
JINT - Coordination Agency for International Youth Work (Flanders)
Stafmedewerker JEUGD
Grétrystraat 26
B-1000 Brussels
tel. 32-2-209 07 20
fax. 32-2-209 07 49
National coordinator of European Citizenship Module: Inez Adriansen

For general information please contact:

Partnership Secretariat
Directorate of Youth and Sport
30, rue Pierre de Coubertin
F-67000 Strasbourg, France
Tel: +33 388 41 23 00
Fax: +33 388 41 27 77