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EPLM conference - The Power of Learning Mobility

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Határidő: 2019.01.28.

1 – 4 April 2019 | Ostend, Belgium

In a changing Europe, and changing political context, we believe that societal impact of learning mobility is one aspect which needs to be re-evaluated and promoted further.

Changing lives. It’s important to support: personal gain of individuals: development of competences, intercultural learning, increase of employability, developing European values, increase of personal investment and benefit… 

Changing society. We should discover more how to: create a more cohesive society, the altruism that comes with making a community a better place, impact of volunteering on host communities, internationalisation at home, providing opportunities for all, increased contribution and gain through the interchange that learning can bring…

Questions for the Conference
Within quality learning mobility projects, how can we…

  • Help young people to make (more of) a difference on a societal level?
  • Ensure we are capitalising on the potential of the two-way impact of projects? (hosting community on the project and project on the community?).
  • Assess the societal impact, from the perspectives of research, practice and policy?
  • Balance the individual and societal gain of learning mobility projects? Which tools, methodologies and approaches work well?
  • Ensure that these opportunities are not only for the privileged and the resourceful?
  • …and more topics to be developed in the months leading up to the conference

EPLM and JINT involvement
The European Platform on Learning Mobility (EPLM) is coordinated by the youth partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe. It aims to improve knowledge, visibility and recognition of learning mobility in the youth field through exchange and cooperation of stakeholders (researchers, policy makers and practitioners). In previous years Germany, Hungary, Turkey and France have hosted the biennial EPLM conferences, also with the support of other National Agencies.

JINT (NA BE-FL) is contributing its expertise to focus on this 2019 one. It's an excellent occasion to celebrate learning mobility and the 30th anniversary of mobility programmes in Flanders.

More information about the background and development of the conference at the partnership webpage here.

The conference
It will be hosted in the Flemish town of Ostend, Belgium. Accommodation and conference costs will be covered through the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme, with support from the youth partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission. We welcome participants from all the countries of the Council of Europe and the Euromed region.

The conference programme will start 17h30 on Monday 1st April and will finish at 14h00 on Thursday 4th April 2019. 

Food and accommodation will be covered from dinner on the 1st April to lunch on 4th April 2019 (early arrival/later stay will not be covered or organised by the conference budget/team). An additional researchers’ networking meeting will be held from 10h00 – 17h00 on Monday 1st April.

Participant profile
There will be 150 people supported for this conference. As the EPLM supports the connection between research, practice and policy, this event should have representation from all of these, as well as young people themselves. The national delegations, of maximum 4 people per country, should be a mix representing these 7 different profiles (not more than one of each):

  • Youth worker/NGO worker in the youth field
  • Young person (age 18+), especially if they have a story to tell about how their learning mobility experience influenced them to make a (positive) impact on society
  • People from ‘local communities’ – those connected to society impact or social capital, rather than learning mobility
  • Trainers from the youth field with a particular interest in societal impact from a practice, policy or research perspective.

Representatives from IYNGOs and individual researchers will also be supported.

Community connection
We are organising single en-suite hotel rooms in the city of Ostend, within a 15 min walk of the conference venue. As this project focuses on community impact, we are also connected to local people to be involved for different reasons and different moments in the event. One part of this community-offer is a limited number of homestay spaces for accommodation. 10 lucky participants will get the chance to 'live' in an Ostend house during the event, staying 2 participants to each house in a shared bedroom, and have breakfast there each morning with their host. If selected, you would be put in contact with your host and sharing partner by email a few weeks before the event. If you are interested in this, give us your motivation for it in the registration form, and you might be one of the lucky 10!


Other information
Economy travel will be reimbursed through the National Agencies/SALTOs of your area.

Please check the partnership website for more information about the background development of the conference.

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Application deadline: 28 January 2019

Contact for questions:
Gulácsi Ildikó / Ms Ildikó Gulácsi
TCA koordinátor / TCA coordinator

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