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EU Funded Projects 2013

3D – DISCUSS DEBATE AND DECIDE

Programme Name
Youth in Action 5.1

Awarding Body Details
EUPA

Reference
MT-S1-E1-2012-RZ

Year of Award
2013

Project Status
COMPLETED


Description
Aġenzija Żgħażagħ led the project 3D – Discuss, Debate & Decide which was co-financed through Youth in Action funding 5.1 intended to facilitate the dialogue between young people and policy makers. Youth organisations were given the opportunity to debate between 3 teams on themes relating to issues pertinent under the Structured Dialogue process. This was followed by responses from policy experts in the relevant field. The idea was to create a ‘debating society’ style event where young people could discuss issues that are relevant to themselves. This also served as a consultative forum and supported the aims of the Structured Dialogue process under the Renewed Framework for European Cooperation in the Youth Field.

In more concrete terms young people discussed the following issues:
• The legalisation of drugs
• Lowering the voting age to 16 years
• The teaching of religion in public schools
• Compulsory community service for young people
• Same-sex marriage

Total Project Cost
€50,000

YOUNG AMBASSADORS FOR YOUTHS RIGHT TO INFORMATION



Programme Name
Youth in Action 3.1

Awarding Body Details
EUPA

Reference
MT-31-E5-2012-R1

Year of Award
2013

Project Status
COMPLETED



Description
The project was developed from the idea that access to information is the key to tackle many of the social problems encountered by young people today. Therefore by this training course the beneficiary aim was to empower young people to bring forward youth’s information as a right for all young people in all the fields that concern their development.

The main priority of this project was the active participation of young people at a national and European level. This priority met the main goal of the project; that of training young people to get actively involved in promoting youth’s right to information. Through this project, the target group developed the necessary capacity to encourage young people access to information, participation and rights within their local, national and European communities. This goal was reached by fostering their motivation, strengthening their knowledge and involvement, and empowering their capability as youth ambassadors.

The training course ‘Young Ambassadors for Youth’s Right to Information’ reached the general objectives of Youth in Action Programme by fostering young people’s citizenship through cooperation at the European level and by developing young people’s capacity to act towards a common goal: Youth’s Right to Information.

Total Project Cost
€18,775

YOUTH ON THE MOVE – INFOMOBILITY : YOMIM

Programme Name
Youth in Action 5.1

Awarding Body Details
ERYICA ASBL

Reference
2012-5523

Year of Award
2013

Project Status
COMPLETED



Description
The overarching goal of the Youth on the Move – InfoMobility (Y0MIM) project was to innovate and enhance youth work while fostering synergies between the main actors in the field of youth information and counselling, paying special regard to cross-border European mobility.

By pursuing innovation, this project aimed at offering new methodological and technological solutions to the actual challenges of youth information and counselling work.

The YoMIM project pursued quality and innovation in youth work by:
• strategically connecting quality delivery, professional youth work and cross-border European youth mobility;
• creating and adopting quality principles of youth information work services;
• enhancing the ways results and impact of youth work are presented;
• primarily considering young people’s needs in the provision of youth information;
•Introducing interactive material for youth information workers;
•opening up youth work to new competencies by experts’ inputs;
• fostering synergies between different actors in order to optimise their impact on young people

Total Project Cost
€874

MAKE YOUR CHOICE THROUGH THE BALLOT BOX




Programme Name
Youth in Action 4.5

Awarding Body Details
EUPA

Reference
1570082585548158-4-5-BMT2013

Year of Award
2013

Project Status
COMPLETED



Description
Aġenzija Żgħażagħ in partnership with Kunsill Nazzjonali Żgħażagħ and the European Parliament Office in Malta coordinated a National Youth Campaign in order to promote young people’s participation, active citizenship and European citizenship in particular. Make Your Choice through the Ballot Box aimed to promote European citizenship and strengthen the information and knowledge base of young people in Malta through their active engagement and participation in the democratic process leading up to the European Parliamentary elections in 2014.

The project employed a variety of measures – public events, publications, videos, vox pops and discussion fora – that aimed to: inform young people of the nature and role of the democratic processes at European level and the the role of the European Parliament in particular.

This project promoted active engagement and dialogue –through public discussion fora – between young people and candidates for the European Parliament; and employed Youth Local Councils to mobilise young people at local level to go out and vote on election day.

As an outcome the project also highlighted young people’s priorities and concerns and how they see these being addressed at European Parliament level through an online survey.

The impact of the project was not only to inform and facilitate young people’s active participation in European Parliamentary elections but also to foster in them an appreciation and knowledge of the democratic process itself and its importance for their lives and that of their communities.

Total Project Cost
€21,987

ABOARD THE CITIZENSHIP


Programme Name
Youth in Action 5.1

Awarding Body Details
EUPA

Reference
MT-51-E2-2013-R1/R2

Year of Award
2013

Project Status
COMPLETED


Description
The project consisted of a national youth meeting which included a number of activities in various localities around the islands over a period of nine days in celebration of the European Youth Week. The objective of the project was to enable around 400 young people (which included young people that were involved in organizations/groups/projects and also those with fewer opportunities) to share their views/perceptions and expectations in relation to issues that pertain to them.

The main issues that were tackled during the activity were education, employment, leisure and culture on national and a European level. The activities were all delivered in a non formal setting and included art, forum theatre, sports and music. A consultation boot was set up throughout the activities in order to provide young people with the opportunity to share their views and perceptions.

More activities than those planned were organized mainly to accommodate requests that the agency received by young people, organizations and government entities that wanted to organize specific activities during the European Youth Week.

Total Project Cost
€24,763

YOUTH INFORMATION AND COUNSELLING : NEW FORMATS AND SCENARIOS


Programme Name
Youth in Action 3.1

Awarding Body Details
EUPA

Reference
MT-3.1-E11-2013-R3

Year of Award
2013

Project Status
COMPLETED




Description
A seminar on Youth Information and Counselling was held at Sliema, Malta between 21-27 January. The aim of the project was to share knowledge, get to know different scenarios and define a common vision to develop formats of Youth Information and Counselling which will be valid around Europe in the coming years.

There were 29 participants including facilitators and experts that came from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Luxembourg, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Malta, The Netherlands, Serbia and United Kingdom.

Throughout the duration of the seminar participants reviewed existing formats of youth information, their advantages and shortcomings, and possible new arenas that could be explored in future. This was done mainly through working in smaller groups, during which existing challenges were discussed and possible changes proposed.

During the seminar each country shared its experiences and good practices. There was also expert input on the relation between local, national and European levels of youth information, and how to maintain a successful structure for the provisions of youth information and counselling for young people. Before the final evaluation, proposals on how to continue the work initiated in Malta were also put forward.

Total Project Cost
€12,307

INTERACTIVE MEDIA PROJECT (PIX)


Programme Name
Youth in Action 4.3

Awarding Body Details
EUPA

Reference
MT-43-E3-2013-R1

Year of Award
2013

Project Status
COMPLETED



Description
The Interactive Media Project (PIX) was held in Malta in September 2013. The training programme was aimed for youth workers and youth leaders. 34 participants of different ages and gender from nine countries mainly Malta, France, Ireland, Estonia, Latvia, UK, Austria and Finland, actively participated in the training course the purpose of which was to help them acquire both knowledge and ideas on how the potential of media can be used constructively and effectively in supporting young people’s development. The training demonstrated to participants how the camera, video and audio recordings can be used as effective and versatile media instruments.

The participants were also taught the techniques of lip dub. The methodology of the training consisted of hands on experience, where participants worked in groups and supported and encouraged each other. When the training course was over the participants gave very positive feedback and suggested that a follow-up project on the use of more advanced media should be organised. Activities related to this project included:
• How audio media stimulates the imagination but how the message conveyed can often be different to the one intended.
• Exploration of the power of visual communication.
• Introduction to Photographic techniques.
• Basic filming techniques.

Total Project Cost
€26,146

AGORA – Quality and innovation in youth participation


Programme Name
Youth in Action 4.3

Awarding Body Details
ECOS – Cooperativa de Educaceo e Desenvovimonto CRI

Reference
535543-4.4-PT2012

Year of Award
2013

Project Status
COMPLETED


Description
Nine partners from seven different countries came together to develop a project that aimed to build upon the competences of youth leaders, youth workers and other stakeholders to be able to develop effective spaces to encourage decision making by youth. The 18 month project entitled AGORA started in January 2013 and came to an end in June 2014. After the coordinators’ meeting in April 2013 it was time for the second phase of the project. This consisted in a training seminar and was held in Vila Real de Santo Antonio in June 2013.

The seminar aimed at defining the framework for the project and to multiply the effects in partner countries. Partners discussed their local realities and also different issues regarding youth participation. Many interesting and salient issues emerged during the five day seminar. It was agreed that providing the means, spaces, opportunities and support should be each partner’s agenda to facilitate participation. Partners agreed that the contribution of youth participation benefits not only young people but public authorities and society at large hence the title of the project Bringing Quality and Innovation into youth Participation at a local level.

A training course entitled Bringing Quality and Innovation to Youth Participation in Decision Making at a Local Level was held in Antalya in October 2013. Its aims were to empower youth leaders and policy-makers in terms of having tools that allow them to have participation spaces, with greater involvement of young people in decision-making processes. Another was to develop and test a set of materials and tools that can be integrated in the Tool Kit and develop a set of principles of quality that could be integrated in the project’s quality charter.

The evaluation meeting of the project took place during the first week of May at Marsaxlokk youth activity centre. During these three days the partners reflected on the outcomes of the 18 month project and discussed the way forward.

Total Project Cost
 €1,641

MY WAY- LEONARDO DA VINCI – TRANSFER OF INNOVATION PROJECT



Programme Name
European Commission Lifelong Learning Framework

Awarding Body Details
Lebenshlife ‘Grazund Um Gebung

Reference
2013-1-AT1-LEO05-09480

Year of Award
2013

Project Status
COMPLETED


Description
For many young people, especially for young people with special education needs or difficult socio-economic background the interface between lower secondary education and the entrance into the labour market is a sensible stage of development. The high risk to drop out of education or training without having a job often has serious consequences for the whole life of young people. Low levels of education also have high economic and social consequences for the society. Starting from this perspective, the project partnership (consisting of six organizations from Austria, Germany, Italy, Malta, Poland and Spain and one associated partner from Austria) aimed to offer young people at risk, young people with special education needs or difficult socio-economic background good perspectives in the labour market.

The project was intended to implement and develop the Austrian “Youth Coaching” Model (based on counselling, case management and career planning) trying to answer to one of the biggest challenges in European countries on how to reach young people and how to motivate youth at risk for education and trainings programs. MY WAY wanted to combine Youth Coaching with Peer-Group Workshops as an instrument to reach and motivate young people, so optimizing the Austrian Model by the influence of European good practices within the network and transferring it in the partners’ countries. MY WAY intended to develop a participative intervention to reduce the dropout rate of young people in education.

Total Project Cost
€13,236


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