Euro-Youth MediaLab Project Dissemination Event – 22nd France 2018

Euro-Youth MediaLab Project Dissemination Event – 22nd France 2018

The Euro-Youth MediaLab Project is a two year project funded through Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships of youth: KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices: 2016-1-FR02-KA205-011285. The Project runs from 1/09/2016 to 31/08/2018.

The aim of the project is to work with youth to explore what issues concern them and present their views through multimedia reports which they will produce and share with their project partners.

The purpose of the dissemination event was to share the results of the Euroyouth Medialab Project which had been running from September 2016. Partners spoke about the importance of engaging youth to explore the issues that were important to them in their region and to show how youth can be empowered to make changes in their community.



Europe Direct Information Network AGM

The AGM for the Europe Direct Information Network took place from the 4 – 6 June 2018 in Brussels. The theme for the AGM was ‘Meet, Ask, Discuss’ and included managers from each of the 435 offices across the 27 member states.

The meeting took place in the European Parliament with discussions on the EU Budget 2021 – 2027, the strategy for the European elections in 2019, how to address fake news, shaping the approach to migration, and towards a European Education area.
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Youth Worker Team Project

The youth worker TEAM project took place from June 4th – June 8th 2018.

The Youth Worker TEAM (Training to Empower, Animate and act as Multipliers) Project is funded through Erasmus+ KA1 Youth Mobility for 8 Month project from the 1 January 2018 – 31 August 2018.

The TEAM Project will develop the capacity of youth workers to participate in and encourage youth in their community participate in Erasmus+ activities in order to promote personal development by improving their skills, enhance their employability and gain cultural awareness.

The TEAM Project engaged youth through the Strabane Youth Office, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and host partners from Portugal, Germany and Spain.

During the training  we met with newly appointed Mayor John Boyle, Derry and Strabane District Council and councillors to hear about our Erasmus+ Youth TEAM training project with partners from Portugal, Germany and Spain.

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Youth MADE Project

The Youth MADE Project (Youth Making a Difference in Europe) is an Erasmus+ funded project with partners from: Project Title: Youth Making a Difference in Europe.

The project supports young people to participate in youth exchanges to explore migration and share different views to develop informed opinions and gain respect for diversity.

The first youth exchange took place in Puget- Theniers, France and included 5 youth and 1 youth leader from each partner region from the 22- 26 May 2018.

The youth took part in  a range of activities including moving debates, world cafe convesations, human library discussion with migrants and refugees and created presentations and produced multimedia reports to disseminate their activities.

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CRANE: Multifunctional Farm Training

The aim of the Erasmus+ CRANE project is to provide farmers involved in multifunctional farms with the skills and competencies required to fulfill their role of promoting and informing people about agriculture through non formal education.

The project partners are from the UK, Spain, Malta and Italy.

Each of the partner regions are expert in different areas of multifunctional faming and they use their expereinces to develop and share training to support farmers in other regions develop different activites on their farms to improve their income.

The training was developed and tested with 2 farmers from each region in Malta during the 14 – 18 May 2018.

The training included:

General introduction on multifunctional farms and the results of the questionanares carried out with farmers invovled in multifunctional activitie in the  project countries.

Modules included:
Agritourism (Italy)
Marketing Strategy (Malta)
Direct Selling (Spain)
Social Farms (UK)
Educational Farms (Italy)`
Economics in Multifunctional farms (Malta)
Sustainability (Italy)

The training also included visits to multifunctional farms in Gozo.

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Europe Day!

Europe Day is the name of an annual observance by the European Union (EU), held on the 9 May each year.

It is also known as Schuman Day, in commemoration of the 1950 Schuman Declaration. It is the EU’s “equivalent of a national day”

This year the European Commission Representation celebreated Europe Day in the new Titanic Hotel in the Titanic quater with past and present Heads of representation reflecting on their time in office and the changes that had taken place over almost 30 yrs.



Women return to work project

The Women Return to Work Project is two year project funded through wrwErasmus+.

The aim of the project is to prepare women of all ages (local, migrant, refugee and disabled) to return to employment or entrepreneurship after a period of economic inactivity by developing their key skills and competencies to improve labour mobility especially in rural areas where finding employment can be more difficult by providing them with explore opportunities to create employment.

Each partner will provide their expertise in specific areas: Sweden will present its ISO 9001 certified mentoring programme; Northern Ireland (UK), its working models for increased business enterprise; Poland, its effort on behalf of persons with disability and Turkey, its training initiatives for job seekers, especially women.

A dissemination meeting was held in Turkey 3 – 4 May 2018 to share the results of the project at the end of its two year term.

During the disseimantion event the partners from Sweden, Poland, UK and Turkey met with some of the groups of women in the various trianing centres run by KOMEK. The women receive training to support them return to work through KOMEK who deliver trianing to over 30, 000 women each year.

The group visits Culture Park Sale Centre whi help to sell the products the women create during their workshops such as ceramics, lace, pottery, art works. Visits also took place to Saman Pazarı Furnishings Workshop Buyuk Sinan Art and Design Center and Karatay Women’s Club as well as Konya Ecdat Park to meet and share the benefits of participating in the Women return to work project.

As it was the end of the training year a speical celebration exhibition was held to exhibit and display all the items the women had produced and to celebrate their development throughout the year. The exhibition was attended by over 500 people at the İrfan Cultural Centre.

On the final day a seminar was held where each of the partners shared the best practice from their region and heard from some of the success stories from women who had taken part in the programme which had helped them to set up their own businesses.

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Enterprising Women

The Network for Enterprising Women (NEW) hosted their Spring conference in Enniskillen on the 26 April 2018. Speakers included femal entrepreneurs sharing their motivation stories ovecoming all types of obstacles to build their businesses.

A workshop was delivered on The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May 2018.




Opportunity Europe Euro Quiz 2018

The Opportunity Europe Euro Quiz is now in its third year. Five heats are being held around Northern Ireland – in Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Derry-Londonderry and Omagh, with a grand final in Belfast in mid-May.

The Armagh heat took place in Armagh Theatre on the 24 April 2018 with entries from schools across the area. The quiz included eight rounds of questions on daily life and culture, geography, music, food and drink, sport, faces and places, name that country and languages with spot prizes.

The winners of the Armagh heat were St Paul’s High with Down High runners up!


CRANE: Meeting Belfast, Northern Ireland: 16 – 17 April 2018

The CRANE project is funded for 2yrs through Erasmus+ strategcrane-logoic
partners for adult education: KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices.

The aim of the project is to provide farmers involved in multifunctional farms with the skills and competencies required to fulfill their role of promoting and informing people about agriculture through non formal education.

The project will use the experiences of farmers across the partner regions from Italy, Spain, Malta and the UK to develop training to provide farmers with the necessary skills to develop or improve these services/ activities on their farms.

The meeting in Belfast was to provide an update on the project objectives, budget and review of the tasks to be completed as well as test the modules for the training programme in Malta in May 2018.

The training in Malta will be delisted to 2 multifunctional farmers from each the partner regions to test and improve the pilot training.

The training will last 5 days and will provide a general overview of multifunctional farming as well as modules on the specific areas of expertise form each of the partners:

General overview of multifunctional farms, & results of questionnaires (Malta)
Agritourism (Italy)
Social farming (N Ireland)
Direct selling (Spain)
Educational farms (Italy)

Each of the training modules will include case studies.

The two day meeting included a visit to two social farms facilitated by Rural Support.

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