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DEADLINE 31 July - The 4th European Youth Congress, Slovenia, 27 August - 10 September 2011

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Expired DEADLINE 31 July - The 4th European Youth Congress, Slovenia, 27 August - 10 September 2011

Post by gap on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 07:16

The 4th European Youth Congress
Izola, Slovenia
27 August - 10 September 2011

1. What is the project about?

European Youth Congress
An extension of the World Youth Congress, the European Youth Congress (EYC) involves young people from all over Europe every other year. This year it will take place over one week in Izola, Slovenia.
The focus of EYC 2011 will be on preparing for the Rio+20 Earth Summit next year in Rio
de Janeiro, Brazil.

Advocacy Training
The Advocacy Training is a two-week intensive programme for young Europeans between the ages of 18-28. It starts at the European Youth Congress in Izola, Slovenia and continues include a series of meetings with policy makers and experts in Bonn, Brussels, London and PCI headquarters

2. What do we mean by “Advocacy”?
When we talk about advocacy, we are talking about using a wide variety of methods and strategies to communicate a message about a particular issue or cause, which engages and inspires people to take action to bring about a positive change.
The methods can include online strategies to street campaigns. By the end of the training, we hope that you will be able to design and develop your own campaign around Rio+20 in your home country. We also encourage you to organise a gathering to train your friends and other young people on the strategies you learned about to make your campaign come to fruition.

3. Who can apply?
You must be aged 18-28 to apply for the EYC or Advocacy Training. We can only accept legal residents of European Programme Countries for the Advocacy Training.* If you are from a Neighbouring European Country**, you may apply for the EYC.

*Programme Countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

**Neighbouring European Countries:
South East Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia
Eastern Europe and Caucasus: Armenia Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine
Mediterranean Partner Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Syria, Tunisia

4. When are the dates of the programme?
EYC: 40 participants will spend 7 days in Izola, Slovenia between August 27th to September 2nd.
Advocacy Training: 20 participants will continue on the training from Izola to Bonn, Brussels, London and back to the PCI headquarters in Buntingford, UK.

6. How much does it cost?
EYC: All expenses regarding food, accommodation, and transport to any programme events will be covered in Izola, Slovenia. Participants will have to arrange and pay for their transport to and from Slovenia.
Advocacy Training: All expenses regarding food, accommodation, and transport between Izola to PCI headquarters will be covered. Participants will have to arrange and pay for their transport to Slovenia, and back from London.

7. When is the deadline for applications?
Applications close July 31st, 2011.
Apply soon to secure your space! There are only 20 places for the Advocacy Training and an additional 20 for the EYC.

For further information and contact details, visit Peace Child International website here


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