NETWORKS FOR YOUTH – BRIGHTER PARTNERS FOR BRIGHTER FUTURE Erasmus Project

General information for the NETWORKS FOR YOUTH – BRIGHTER PARTNERS FOR BRIGHTER FUTURE Erasmus Project

NETWORKS FOR YOUTH – BRIGHTER PARTNERS FOR BRIGHTER FUTURE Erasmus Project
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Project Title

NETWORKS FOR YOUTH – BRIGHTER PARTNERS FOR BRIGHTER FUTURE

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Capacity Building for youth in neighbouring and enlargement countries

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2018

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics:

Project Summary

The project was implemented by the Lead CSO, Balkan Development Center, from Kraljevo, Serbia together with 7 partner organisations from 5 countries: Serbia: Citizens Initiative for the Future (CIF), Municipality of Kursumlija; Bulgaria: National Association of Persons with Disabilities (NAPHU) and the Municipality of Elin Pelin; Bosnia and Herzegovina: Municipality of Visegrad; Hungry: Youth NGO – INNOVAFORM; Greece: NGO IASIS. Project duration period: 15th November 2018 – 14th November 2020. Project objective: to raise awareness on benefits of networking and internationalisation, common challenges and potentials of CSOs to increase social inclusion of youth; to strategically build CSOs management potentials, project management capacities – to train staff and youth workers on visions, missions, general networking skills and increase practical knowledge to reach vulnerable youth, to activate them to be active in society and involved in voluntary activities. More than 700 participants took part in project mobility and capacity building activities of which around half targeting persons with fewer opportunities.Eight Mobility Training Courses encompassed topics related to: Defining CSO’s vision and mission, strategic planning and development of youth communication strategies. Importance of youth and YW networking, existing EU networks. Information channelling using ICT and social media. Innovative collaborative and youth reach approaches, strategies and best practice exchange. Improving skill of CSOs to attract, involve and motivate staff, fundraising, crowd funding, budget preparation and financial management of local and international projects. Importance of networking, PR strategies and relations, negotiation and promotion skills, communication, constructive dialogue, effective interaction with CSOs. Presentation of best practices and innovative collaborative strategies for policy making skills and interaction with public and private stakeholders. Youth volunteering potentials, activities to activate local youth and a tool to reach NEETs, youth with disabilities and vulnerable youth groups. How to reach volunteers, involve them and to design and fund voluntary activities through EU funds. Practical skills in design and management of voluntary activities and best practices for involving youth in voluntary activities. PCM and generation of project ideas, preparation and implementation process mainstreamed through training course cycle. E+ and other funds promoted to participants. Mobility training courses also focused on gathering outcomes, improving evaluation skills, reporting, follow up activities, media and stakeholder representatives networking.Other conducted activities were: Opening Conferences, multi-day Networking conferences summarise key learning topics and conduct field work, working visits and networking with stakeholders. Organisation of Round Tables to provoke debate on legal frame for CSOs in Serbia and B&H, promote CSO working strategies, definition and recognition of youth work, propose potential solutions for better cooperation between CSOs and stakeholders, promote CSO strategic plans, EU grant opportunities and engage CSOs and policy makers for future collaboration with YWs. Multiply events – present project impact in Serbia and B&H with focus on grass root organisations and their functioning. Virtual support service in virtual learning and support as an opportunity to transfer best practices and expert support in project design and applications for funding. Research on CSO challenges, needs and best practice examples was compiled into a handbook on CSO capacities and project outputs and results.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 149703,22 Eur

Project Coordinator

BALKAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER & Country: RS

Project Partners

  • UDRUZENJE GRADANSKA INICIJATIVA ZABUDUCNOST
  • NATSIONALNA ASOTSIATSIA NA HORATA SPRIDOBITI UVREZHDANIA
  • OBSHTINA ELIN PELIN
  • OPSTINA VISEGRAD
  • INNOVAFORM KOZHASZNU NONPROFIT KFT
  • IASIS
  • MUNICIPALITY OF KURSUMLIJA