Youth Exchange to Sweden

The second Erasmus+ youth exchange took place in Skellefteä, Sweden 26 June – 2 July 2017 and  included youth and youth leaders from Bulgaria, France, Finland, Spain, Sweden, and Northern Ireland (UK).

These partners are also part of the Erasmus+ Euro-Youth MediaLab project which includes partners from Croatia, Italy, Poland and Slovakia.

During the week long programme the youth explored  integration and inclusion and what it meant to them and how it differed across the regions which enabled them to understand the different views and opinions of youth from other countries.

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Erasmus+ Contact making seminar

Contact making Seminar 8 & 9 June 2017
Lid+ organised a contact making seminar in June 2016 in Derry, Northern Ireland which brought together 10 international Erasmus+ experts to work with and mentor 10 local youth organisations to explore ideas to develop an Erasmus+ project.

The experts from Spain, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia, Greece, Croatia and Ireland shared their extensive knowledge of EU funding, youth activities and the Erasmus+ programme with the local organisations to help them develop their project ideas.

Each local partner developed working partnerships with various members of the international experts and will continue to work up their applications for the next application deadline in October 2017.

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The Opportunity Europe Euro Quiz 2017

The competition is designed specifically for Key Stage 3 pupils.  It is based on the KS3 curriculum and tested students’ knowledge of topics such as geography; culture; daily life; food and drink; languages; music; faces; places and much, much more!

Five regional heats were held in Belfast; Derry~Londonderry; Ballymena; Omagh and Armagh.

The heats were keenly contested with all students displaying a terrific and diverse knowledge of life and culture throughout the rest of Europe.  Nine teams from around Northern Ireland took part in the Grand Final which was held on Thursday 1 June.

Congratulations to the team members from Methodist College Belfast who were the overall winners on the day also to the team members from Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s College who were Overall Runners Up, following a tie break against the team from Thornhill College.