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Ignite the spark, Participation Lab 1: How to give young people with fewer opportunities a voice?

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Határidő: 2016.10.09.

Seminar / Conference

16-18 November 2016 | Bonn, Germany

The 1st participation lab of “Ignite the spark” explores how we can empower underrepresented groups for participation in democratic life. In this lab we want to learn, share and experiment what youth workers and multipliers could do to be helpful in this.

This Seminar / Conference is
for 25 participants
from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries.

Recommended for Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Project managers, Youth Policy Makers, any other multiplier in working with young people with fewer opportunities.

Working language: English

Organizer: JUGEND für Europa (National Agency)
SALTO-YOUTH Participation Resource Centre (SALTO)
Erasmus+ HU National Agency |Tempus Public Foundation
Erasmus+ UK National Agency | Ecorys UK Limited (National Agency)

Across Europe the understanding of what participation actually is differs – mainly at the divide between social, civic and political participation. This project assumes that all three forms are interrelated, and lead to a greater democratic participation and active citizenship. Reflection on this concept is at the core of “Ignite the spark”. 

This long-term project aims are:
-    Contributing to a better understanding of alternative and diverse forms of participation in democratic life;
-    Promoting their value for a vivid and contentious democracy under development;
-    Bridging the ability to articulate an individual interest to an ability to articulate a common interest with others;
-    Reflecting on the learning of participation as a way to inspire critical citizens;
-    Enabling multipliers to empower young people to take an active role in democratic society.
The project has a core interest in strengthening participation for groups which are normally underrepresented and have less access to ways of influencing their living environment. This includes young refugees and migrants, people of black and ethnic minority background (BME), NEETs, young apprentices, trainees and workers, young people in vocational training centers, schools or non-formal settings such as youth initiatives. 

This activity will be the first of a set of 3 Participation Labs with 25 – 30 participants with a good mixture of field experts, researchers, practitioners, trainers, political educators and other multipliers. Each lab will bring together experts and multipliers to explore a current challenge and find out about the burning questions, existing knowledge and models of practice. This may lead to one or more training courses in the future as result of the labs.

Application deadline: 9 October 2016
Date of selection: 24 October 2016

Training overview 


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Note: Hungarian applicants are expected to apply on a Hungarian and on an English application form, too.

Hungarian application form, more information and conditions:

Jelentkezési lap
Kódszám a jelentkezéshez: 16063

Application form in English 


Contact for questions:

Járosi Éva / Ms Eva Jarosi


Tempus Közalapítvány / Tempus Public Foundation 
1077 Budapest, Kéthly Anna tér 1.
1438 Budapest 70, Pf. 508.
T: (+36 1) 237 1300 |  F: (+36 1) 239 1329

E-mail: eva.jarosi@tpf.hu

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