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CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT “DIALOGUE FOR YOUTH PARTICIPATION AND YOUTH POLICY

01.12.2017-01.07.2018 Overall Aim of our project was to strengthen the capacities of youth organizations in small cities and to promote Youth Participation and Implementation of Youth Policy on a local level via assisting Cross-Sectorial cooperation. Our project consisted of 6 activities: 2 Capacity Building Fellowship activity, Midterm Evaluation, Training course, Youth Exchange and the Conference of Evaluation of the project. The main reason why we carried out this Project, because we believed that youth is the main driving force for positive changes for the better democratic Society, and Youth Policy is one of the most important prerequisites for it. Youth Policy in National Level is developed, but it is not so much developed in the Municipality level. According to the research implemented by the members of our Consortium in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine in Eastern Partnership, and in Poland and Slovakia in EU, the Youth Policy in the Municipality level is on a very low level in EaP countries and the officials responsible for youth in small towns have small imagination about the youth policy and the implementation of the policy in local level. The situation is different in EU countries, there exists more or less developed local youth policy.

1. Capacity Building Activity /Chorzow, Poland/05.12.2017-12.12.2017/
First Capacity Building activity involved 2 youth workers and 1 representative of municipality /Per country/ from Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine to participate in the Fellowship activity in Chorzow /Poland/ for 7 days. The aim of this activity was to raise the capacities of Municipalities and youth organizations based in small cities in the implementation of local youth policy and international youth cooperation taking into consideration the good practice of EU. The methodology of the Fellowship activity included – Interactive lectures by specialists from the Responsible Persons of Youth from the Municipalities in Poland, Exchange of experience, Discussions, Study visits to the 1 Municipality and 1 Youth organization in Poland.

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2. Capacity Building Activity /Nitra, Slovakia/23.01.2018-30.01.2018/

Second Capacity Building Fellowship activity involved 2 youth workers and 1 representative of municipality /Per country/ from Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine to participate in the Fellowship activity in Nitra /Slovakia/ for 7 days. Aim of this activity was to raise capacities of Municipalities and youth organizations based in small cities in implementation of local youth policy and international youth cooperation taking into consideration good practice of EU. Methodology of the Fellowship activity included – Interactive lectures by specialists from the Responsible Persons of Youth from the Municipalities in Slovakia, Exchange of experience, Discussions, Study visits to the 1 Municipality and 1 Youth organization in Slovakia.

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3. Midterm Evaluation /Kharkiv, Ukraine /05.02.2018-10.02.2018/
Midterm Evaluation of the project in Ukraine, which combined most of the participants of the Fellowship activities and also 2 organizers from Slovakia and 2 organizers from Poland. During the Midterm Evaluation Conference, participants created report concerning to 2 Fellowship activities and evaluated it via Formal and Non-formal ways.

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4. Training Course Dialogue for Youth Participation and Youth Policy /Yerevan, Armenia /18.02.2018-26.02.2018/
Training Course involved 4 Participants /per country/ from Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine Poland, and Slovakia. The methodology of the Training course was in line with the methods of Non-Formal Education based in the Erasmus Plus Guideline. Training course raised abilities of youth workers on the implementation of Youth Policy on a local level. There have participated the same person who had participated in CPB Fellowship activity and also there were Youth workers and Municipality representatives from Slovakia and Poland, which was added value as the exchange of experience is one of the important components in our project.

5. Youth Exchange Dialogue for Youth Participation and Youth Policy Yerevan, Armenia /14.04.2018-22.04.2018
Youth Exchange – was a chance for participants of the training course and the Fellowship activity to implement their knowledge in practice. There were 7 participants per country. Each country had 2 group leaderd who were participants of the CPB or Training course. Group leaders implemented the tasks during the Youth Exchange and raised knowledge of youngsters on the Implementation of Youth Policy in local level.

6. Final Evaluation Conference /Tbilisi, Georgia/ 05.06.2018-10.06.2018/
Evaluation Conference –included some participants of the Training course who also were involved in the Youth exchange. During the conference Participants and Organizers evaluated this project and designed projects for further cooperation. The methodology of the conference included – Reports, Discussions, Formal Evaluation, Non-Formal Evaluation
This project is financed by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency within the framework of the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Union