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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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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Erasmus+ Celebration

Mid Ulster Council hosts a celebration of the Erasmus+ funded Euro-Youth MediaLab  Project which has involved youth from Dungannon over the 2year term of the project.

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.

Five of the ten partners involved in the Euro-Youth MediaLab project take part in  an Erasmus+ youth exchange programme. The five project partners are: Bulgaria, France, Spain, Sweden and UK.  The youth exchange includes 5 youth and one leader from each region working together during a week long programme to explore EU key issues.

Youth from Dungannon and Cookstown took part in youth exchanges in France, Spain, Bulgaria and Sweden where they worked with youth from Sweden, Spain, France and Bulgaria. Project information


The fourth and final youth exchange took place in Baena, Spain 18 – 22 March 2018 and included 5 youth and a youth leader from Bulgaria, France, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.

The youth exchange was hosted by the project partner from Baena, Spain which is a town of Andalucia in the province of Córdoba in southern Spain.

Five youth and their youth leader from Cookstown Youth Council took part in the exchange. Full report