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EU Funded Projects 2016

youth wiki



Programme Name
ERASMUS+

Awarding Body Details
The Educational, Audiovisual And Culture Executive Agency

Reference
577885-EPP-1-2016-MT-EPPKA3-YTH-WIKI

Year of Award
2016

Project Status
COMPLETED

Description
The Youth Wiki was an initiative by the European commission that was coordinated on a national level by Agenzija Zghazagh as the National Correspondent. The Youth Wiki was an online platform presenting information on European countries’ youth policies.

The main objective of the Youth Wiki was to support evidence-based European cooperation in the field of Youth. It did so by providing information on national policies in support of young people – in a user-friendly and continuously updated way – following the adoption of the renewed framework for European cooperation in the youth field 2010-2018 (EU Youth Strategy).

The overall purpose was to help the European Commission and Member States in their decision making, by providing information on state of play on reforms and initiatives. The collection of qualitative information allowed the exchange of information and innovative approaches and substantiated peer learning activities.
The content of the Youth Wiki was shaped by the policy priorities established by the European Commission and the Member States in the framework of the European cooperation in the youth field.

In particular, it had been developed in view of supporting major European-level commitments and policy developments for the fields of action identified in the EU Youth Strategy.

The information that had been provided and annually updated by the National Correspondent (Agenzija Zghazagh), was essentially qualitative, and allowed for the analysis of reforms and trends in policy orientations in the participating countries.

Total Project Cost
€15,600

take the floor



Programme Name
ERASMUS+

Awarding Body Details
The Education, Audiovisual And Culture Executive Agency

References
2016-1113/001

Year of Award
2016

Project Status
COMPLETED



Description
The main objectives of this project address the four tasks indicated in the policy priorities and objectives for the 5th cycle of the structured dialogue. In this regard the project intends to increase outreach and visibility; enhance coordination between various stakeholders and create a more focused monitoring and implementation approach.

The Implementation Plan of the Structured Dialogue Process with Young People for the 5th cycle for the period 1st January 2016 – 30th June 2017 clearly indicated that one of the main objectives was to encourage a wider representation of young people in the process, focusing in particular to those who are away from the usual political process. This objective coincided with what the Maltese National Working Group had been doing for the past two years, with its two previous projects “Spread ‘Out’ Reach” and “React” i.e. to increase its outreach and take the Structured Dialogue Process to areas that where the young people were and where they could not be easily reached.

After last year’s effort to take the Structured Dialogue to Malta’s main secondary schools, this year the focus had been on post-secondary institutions. The National Working Group will be targeting a cohort of young people between the 17-24 age bracket.

This project had three main targets:
1. Trained a cohort of youth workers who work with post-secondary institutions on the Structured Dialogue process.
2. Reached a wider audience of young people through post secondary schools and by using Aġenzija Żgħażagħ’s database of EYCA card holders which number to over 6000 card owners. These young people were directly contacted with the questions developed during the Slovak presidency.
3. Engaged the new and past participants of the Structured Dialogue process by providing them with information and feedback on the process, capitalising on the fact that Malta had had its first European presidency within the current trio.

Total Project Cost
€9,185

european youth health champions



Programme Name
ERASMUS+ KA 2

Awarding Body Details
Street Games

Reference
2016-3-UK01-KA205-035148

Year of Award
2016

Project Status
COMPLETED


Description
The 2 year project, lead by StreetGames UK, was a strategic partnership under the EU’s Erasmus+ programme supporting innovation and exchange of good practice in peer education of young people in health and physical activity. In particular, the project focused on non-formal learning in peer health education that used community sport and physical activity as the primary method of initial engagement with young people with fewer opportunities across Europe. This project incorporated an experienced group of eight partners from six countries, that were UK, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Italy, and Malta.

The project had three main outcomes:
• Shared and collated best practice of peer education of young people in health and physical activity, that had been published as a research report
• Training and learner resources underpinned by the research
• Online learning portal for the finished project resources and training materials

The project included a 5 day test event residential in the UK in 2018, that had brought together 60 young people from across the partner countries, primarily testing the training materials and a dissemination conference in early 2019.

As part of this project, the partners conducted a survey with youth leaders and young peer educators between the ages of 14 and 25 on the knowledge and skills that they think that peer educators should possess and what methods of training would work best to pass them on to potential peer educators. This was followed by a number of focus groups to obtain more in-depth feedback from young people.

The second European Youth Health Champions project partners meeting took place in Malta between the 21 and 22nd of November 2017 at Agenzija Zghazagh’s Youth Village in St. Venera. The partners were presented with the research findings on good practices in peer health education. A discussion on the key components of the training for peer health educators that would be piloted during the blended mobility to be held in the UK in July 2018, followed. The partners had the possibility to visit the Youth.Inc programme and to explore Mdina by night during their visit. The next steps of the project involved the finalisation of the research report, the development of the training programme and the identification of the young people who participated in the blended mobility.

Total Project Cost
€12,167

fight the beast – do not become obese



Programme Name
ERAMUS+

Awarding Body Details
BLANCHARDSTOWN COMMUNITY TRAININGCENTRE LTD

Reference
2014-1-MT01-KA110-000001

Year of Award
2016

Project Status
COMPLETED




Description
Fight the beast – Do not become obese was an Erasmus+ project intended to promote healthy living amongst the young people of the three most obese EU nations: Latvia, Ireland and Malta. The three countries were all actively addressing this problem on a national level and this project meant to complement these national initiatives.

The three participating organizations were:
• Youth.inc – Agenzija Zghazagh (Malta)
• Blanchardstown Community Training Centre (Dublin – Ireland)
• BaMbuss Youth Centre (Riga – Latvia)

All participating organizations were committed to compile a cooking book consisting of 30 traditional healthy recipes by the end of September 2016. Each organization sent four (4) young persons aged 17–21 years to participate in this project.

The project started in January 2016 and the Maltese participants joined the team in April 2016. In June 2016, they had a project meeting in Riga Latvia where they visited organic farms and took part in activities related to hands-on cooking and conscious healthy eating by local nutritionists. Malta hosted the third project meeting in September 2016 at Agenzija Zghazagh Youth Activity Centre in Marsaxlokk. The aim of this meeting was to finalize the recipes to be included in the cooking book which was launched in Dublin in November 2016.

Total Project Cost
€8,566

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