European Youth Exchange "We feel safe!? - impact of migration on our sense of security
You are between 16 and 26 years old and interested in European politics and in what is going wrong within the European Union? Are you worried about the nationalistic and illiberal backlash in Europe? Do you want to spend an amazing week with more than sixty young people from seven countries in a medieval castle in the mountains of Styria? Are you ready for intercultural exchange, friendship and transnational cooperation? If so, then your totally right and the "European Youth Exchange Neumarkt 2017" is going to be your chance!
We, the Young European Federalists Styria, and our partners from SLO, CRO, POL, ROM, ITA and UKR are searching for interested young people who want to become active and believe in the future of a united Europe. Maybe you are member of a youth NGO, work with refugees or want to participate in international projects? With or without experience in the field of youth work or transnational cooperation, we are looking forward to welcoming you. First and foremost it is important for us that you want to contribute and participate actively during the European Youth Exchange. If that´s any good for you, fill out the application and participate as a representative of our Country!
The European Youth Exchange is going to take place in the "European House" - the castle of Forchtenstein, which has been rebuild as a youth hostel, in Neumarkt in Steiermark (AUT) from 07 July to 14 July 2017. You are going to be accommodated in shared rooms in the castle and in a hotel nearby. Meals and accommodation are completely covered by funding of the program Erasmus+ Youth in Action, the chamber of commerce in Austria, the city of Neumarkt and the JEF Steiermark. Travel costs are going to be reimbursed up to a maximum of 70% of the total costs and are capped with an fixed amount which varies among the partner countries, caused of distance - for further information please ask your responsible local project coordinator or Markus Seunig, firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the Youth Exchange week, we are going to focus on the motto WE FEEL SAFE?! - impact of migration on our sense of security on issues of migration, refugees and security. Together with young refugees and moderated by a well-rehearsed team, the participants are going to get a look into the controversial topic. Workshops in groups, cultural exchanging activities, role-playing-games, excursions, teambuilding, sport and roundtable discussions are some of the planned activities. The question of migration is very important for the future of Europe and we want to raise awareness for the importance of a common European migration and asylum policy.
You can apply/ register by filling in the following form, which will be available until Friday 12 May 2017. In order to apply you have to be citizen of one of the seven partner countries of the Erasmus+ project (AUT, SLO, CRO, POL, ROM, UKR, ITA)! The selection of participants is based on the individual agreements with the partner organisations, the JEF Styria reserve the right to refuse applications by any reason.
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