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.

Youth MADE Webpage




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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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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Why you need languages no matter what you plan to do!

The workshop was for 75 year 10 pupils who are having to make very important decision about which subjects they should chose for GCSE. It’s difficult to know at this stage in your life exactly what direction your life or career will take you but our world is increasingly global and connected and even if you don’t chose to move the world comes to you! Languages can be useful in any walk of life and give you an advantage.



EuroYouth MediaLab Project Meeting 15 – 18 January 2018

The third project meeting of the EuroYouth MediaLAb project was hosted by the Spanish partner in Baena, Spain.

The meeting reviewed the final work that needed to be completed so the Online Platform could go live to share the multimedia reports produced by the youth and for them to take part in online debates.

The two working groups for the Strategy and Dissemination provided an update on the tasks to finalise both plans which will be shared on the Online Platform.

The project partners met with the local MediaLab youth group who gave them a guided tour of Baena and explained to them the activities they had carried out as part of the project and their future plans.

The youth from Spain will meet youth from France, Sweden and the UK during an exchange visit in February 2018 hosted by the Bulgarian youth and the project partners.

Read more about the project 




Lid+ Erasmus+ Market Place

LID+ with the support of YouthActionNI, The Education Authority, Boys and Girls Clubs Northern Ireland and EUROPE Direct Information Centre – Northern Ireland, delivered a an Erasmus+ ‘Market Place’ event on the 8 December 2017.

This was an interactive celebration event to mark the 30th anniversary of Erasmus+, and provide an opportunity for local groups to exhibit and promote models of practice (past and present) that have been developed within and/or for the International Youth Work Sector. It provided an opportunity for groups from across Northern Ireland that have been involved in International Youth Work over the decades to showcase and promote their work to a wide audience including young people, youth workers, trainers, policy makers, educators and academics.

Lid+ Contact Making Seminar

This was the second contact making seminar organised by Lid+ to bring together 11 Erasmus+ experts from across Europe with 11 local youth organisations to work together 1:1 to develop an Erasmus+ application.

This support was to provide local youth organisations with no experience of Erasmus+ with the opportunity to develop a project from idea to an application ready to submit for the February 2018 deadline.

The Erasmus+ experts came from Poland, Slovenia, Norway, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Gambia and Jamaica.

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