Future Projects Ideas within Erasmus+

During the project Participants got some knowledge about an idea, aims, objectives, targets and rules of Erasmus Plus Programme.Participants were planning future projects in order to disseminate experience and tools collected on the Training Course, as well as to support Erasmus Plus Programme, to promote its huge and amazing opportunities for young people, youth, youth workers, entrepreneurs, local businesses’ runners, society and to bring hope to all the people who are willing to develop, to learn, to experience, to change something.

1. Sports, Healthy Lifestyle and Environmental Awareness
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What should you know about Erasmus+?

The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of€14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU’s commitment to investing in these areas.

Below, you can find some materials which were used during the Training Course to explain better the mission, idea, aims and objectives as well as Continue reading

What is campaign?

‘Organised actions around a specific issue seeking to bring about changes in the policy and behaviours of institutions and/or specific public groups…the mobilising of forces by organisations and individuals to influence others in order to effect an identified and desired social, economic, environmental or political change.’

Good campaigns require forward thinking, tactical planning and efficient execution as well as Continue reading

The Workshops

Programme of the Training Course was adapted to the needs of participants and contained various forms of non-formal learning methods such as simulations, brainstorming, work in the groups, debates, presenting country profiles, preparation and promotion of Toolbox and group work for future projects planning.

Participants familiarized with Erasmus Plus Programme, EU mechanisms for Youth Employment as well as gained leadership skills to develop local, regional, national and international projects consenting youth labour mobility and got introduced to the role of European Union in our everyday life.


Country profiles, simulation and more…

On a second day of the training, in national groups, participants were discussing about the situation in their countries regarding rate of unemployment in general as well as youth unemployment, measures given by government/institutions to increase youth employment, best practices/examples of youth employment in each country and how easy/hard is to start business there. Afterwords discussion took place in mixed group when participants had an opportunity to find similarities and differences, make conclusions and present results in front of the group and trainers. Continue reading

Labour mobility in the EU – László Andor

The speech of László Andor, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion about Labour mobility in the EU took place on the University of Ghent on 25th of September 2014 in Brussels.

“Along with free movement of goods, services and capital, free movement of citizens, including workers, is one of the four fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Treaties and underpinning the Single Market. However, free movement of citizens is under attack today in some Member States.

Recently, and particularly during the European Parliament election campaign earlier this year, terms such as “benefit tourism” and “poverty migration” have been used. Sociologists refer to this kind of debate as “welfare chauvinism”: a populist discourse in the country of destination aiming to restrict access to welfare systems and public services for citizens from other EU countries. In addition, such political claims tend to portray foreigners as somehow less-deserving or even dangerous. Continue reading

Labour Mobility within the EU – MEMO

European Commission


Brussels, 25 September 2014

Labour Mobility within the EU

How many mobile workers are there in the EU?

  1. In 2013, slightly over 7 million EU citizens worked and lived in an EU country other than their own. They represented 3.3% of total employment in the EU.

  2. Almost 78 % of the working-age EU citizens residing in another EU country were economically active and their employment rate reached 68%, 3.5 percentage points higher than the average among those residing in their country of citizenship.

  3. Compared to the US, intra-EU mobility appears to be modest. In the US, mobility measured by the share of persons who lived a year ago in a different state, accounted for 2.7% of the population in 2011-12, while mobility within the EU relative to the population represents roughly one tenth of that level (annual cross-border mobility rate estimated around 0.2%).

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