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Youth Policy Watch - Updates on Programmes and Funding for Youth

16/06/2016

As the policy watch kicks off on a very active semester, it is important to have updates and information on programs related to youth and also updates on their framework and priorities. In this mentality, the office will be strengthening the follow up of the international programs that YEU AO is focused on for promoting our work and values, therefore it can parallel observe ongoing changes and updates on programs which could affect specifically MOs.

As a lot of MOs are active in the field of Erasmus+ funding, it is vital to mention some work taking place in European level in order to maximize its’ added value and its’ impact. This semester, Life-Long-Learning Platform (LLLP) and European Youth Forum (YFJ) which YEU is member of, initiated the first meeting of the stakeholder coalition on Erasmus+. Relevant stakeholders took the chance to discuss how the Erasmus+ program can become better.

The issues addressed were related to budget, clarity and approach in order, as said before, to maximise the added value and the impact of the program which is “considered to be one of the success stories of the European construction” as LLLP describes in the position paper on “Implementing Erasmus Better”. As the program is important to YEU and its’ MOs, the office followed the process and also had the chance to give its’ own feedback based on recommendations given by MOs.

YEU AO believes it is vital to share feedback whenever possible and through its’ policy officer it will offer the possibility for consultations and feedback with and by MOs to be shared to relevant stakeholders and other partners. As YEU AO is advocating on these issues and the relevant papers coming out, feel free to share your opinions and to contribute at any time.

More specifically, in this case, there will be an email on updates and expected contribution related to the ongoing process.

Bellow you can see documents being developed related to the process:

Moreover, presenting more on LLLP, it is important to mention that the Platform had its’ annual Conference in Slovakia. The LLLPlatform's Annual Conference 2016 took place on 31 May and 1 June 2016 in Bratislava with the topic “Imagining the future is not a dream” which was about facing today's challenges and those of the future. It is important to realize that to achieve this it requires collective commitment and solidarity. The event gave the chance to experts and practitioners in education from all over Europe, to share practices and to learn from each other while building creative solutions. Meanwhile, for more info you can read the Program and also discover the conference’s partners. At the same time it is important to mention that the LLLP has launched the Lifelong Learning Awards in order to celebrate creative and inclusive practices in lifelong learning. For more info, please check bellow.

Related to funding, it is important to mention the new European Commission (EC) Communication on European Agenda on Security (DG HOME). This semester, the European Agenda on Security has provided a clear framework for the EU to work better together on security. As shared, terrorism is one of its three priorities, alongside with organized crime and cybercrime. When it comes to civil society/education, as presented, two points are relevant, namely:

  1. On-line terrorist propaganda and hate speech:

Among other things, an EU-wide "Empowering Civil Society" Program provides support to maximize the effectiveness of alternative narrative campaigns. For these two initiatives, €10 million have been earmarked under the Internal Security Fund. The Commission will also work on tackling the problem of online hate speech in cooperation with internet companies, Member States and civil society and will report on progress on this issue, among others, in an upcoming Communication on preventing radicalization.

  1. Preventing radicalization through education and youth outreach

Under Erasmus+, priority was given to projects fostering inclusion and promoting fundamental values. Up to €400 million were made available for this purpose, and a specific €13 million call was launched in March to identify and spread best practices. The Commission will also launch large-scale virtual exchange programs with third countries to foster intercultural understanding among teachers, children and young people, notably through the e-Twinning program and Erasmus+.

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More on the Awards:

The Awards will celebrate 3 initiatives and give visibility to another 10 best practices during its LLLWeek2016 on 10-13 October 2016. The 2016 Civil Society Prize will reward initiatives carried out by civil society organizations and/or individuals and aimed at improving migrants' lives and fostering their integration in society. The aim of the Civil Society Prize, which is awarded annually, is to reward and encourage tangible initiatives and achievements by civil society organizations and/or individuals that have made a significant contribution to promoting European identity and integration. Its overall objective is to raise awareness of the contribution that civil society organizations and/or individuals can make to the creation of a European identity and citizenship in a way that underpins the common values that shore up European integration.

Detailed information on the criteria and procedure is available on the EESC website. The closing date for applications is 9 September 2016.

 

 


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