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European Horizons of 1917

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"Its significance and lessons learned"

 

Introduction

European Projects Association presents the project "European Horizons of 1917 - its significance and lessons learned" co-funded by the European for Citizens programme of European Union.

We aims raising awareness of the Western Balkans and the EU citizens as well as contributing to citizens' understanding of the Union, its history and diversity through a commemoration of one of the major historical turning points in recent European history – social and political revolutions, the fall of empires and their impact on Europe's political and historical landscape during 1917. 

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Partnership

The project involves 6 partners from Belgium, Italy, Monténégro, Hungary and Serbia selected according to their expertise and their experience in participating in programmes financed by the European Union.

 

- European Projects Association Asbl
- Centar Za demokratsku Tranziciju (Lead applicant)
- Central European Heritage
- Pagani Maurizio Silvio
- Fundacja Centrum Stosunkow Miedzynarodowych
- Udruga Falis
- HMM...
 
 
Objectives & Activities
 

Within the programme “Europe for citizens“, with the support of the European Commission, we will discuss with citizens essential historical, political and cultural aspects of a previous hundred-year period with a desire to talk about future through a dialogue about past.

Our primary goal is to demonstrate that Europe does not consist only of a bureaucratic negotiation process or obligations which countries have in this process. Also, not only amounts of money which we will receive from the EU funds or knowledge about the creation of the European Union make us European, but also a system of democratic and cultural values which has been creating for centuries. These values will be a focus of our project.

Through public debates on social and political revolutions, fall of empires and their influence on political and historical course of Europe after 1917, citizens from seven countries (Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, Belgium, Poland, Italy and Hungary) will be reminded of significance of events from 1917 for the European values and its positive and negative horizons.

We want to initiate a dialogue, which will affirm a way of thinking that everything can be overcome and a new future and cooperation can start even after perennial cruel wars and conflicts, expressed rivalries among the European countries and millions of dead and injured people.

We want to remind ourselves of the fact how then events gave birth to the creation of many fundamental European values.

Our goal is to bring back memories related to the last years of the World War Two when Europe was at the bottom, but also these years surprisingly led to solving of many significant issues which were in another plan: the right to vote, labour rights, women’s rights and many other significant issues.

Through a set of different public debates, TV shows, documentary stories, exhibitions of photographs from that period, our plan is to tell the story of the European values. 

 
 

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5 events have been carried out within this project:
Event 1: The kick off meeting.

Participation: The event involved  28  citizens, including  3  participants from the Daugavpils City Council, Latvia, 1 participant from the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments, Riga, Latvia, 1 participant from the Razvojno informacijski center Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia, 1 participant from the Diktyo Apascholisis Kai Koinonikis Merimnas, Piraeus, Greece, 1 participant from the Commune di Villafranca Sicula, Italy, 1 participant from the Commune di Librizzi, Italy, 2 participants from the Commune of Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland, 2 participants from "NVO" Pazangos klubas, Lithuania, 2 participants from the Fundacja Studiów Europejskich - Instytut Europejski, Łódź, Poland, 2 participants from Anaptiksiaki Eteria Lefkosias (ANEL) Ltd, Cyprus, 1 participant from the Local Councils Association, Marsa, Malta, 3 participants from the European Projects Association asbl, Brussels, Belgium, 1 participant from the Municipality of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, 7 participants from the Marshall’s office of the Lodzkie Region, Łódź, Poland.

Location / Dates: The event took place in Łódź, Poland, from  22/07/2015  to 24/07/2015
Short description:  The aim of the event was to plan in details project tasks and responsibilities.

Event 2: European identity building – transnational civic education.
Participation: The event involved  109  citizens, including  69  participants from the Daugavpils City Council, Latvia, 5 participants from the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments, Riga, Latvia, 3 participants from the Razvojno informacijski center Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia, 3 participantd from the Diktyo Apascholisis Kai Koinonikis Merimnas, Piraeus, Greece, 1 participant from the Commune di Villafranca Sicula, Italy, 1 participant from the Commune di Librizzi, Italy, 3 participants from the Commune of Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland, 2 participants from "NVO" Pazangos klubas, Šiauliai, Lithuania, 4 participants from the Fundacja Studiów Europejskich - Instytut Europejski, Łódź, Poland, 1 participant from Anaptiksiaki Eteria Lefkosias (ANEL) Ltd, Cyprus, 1 participant from the Local Councils Association, Marsa, Malta, 5 participants from the European Projects Association asbl, Brussels, Belgium, 1 participant from the Municipality of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, 7 participants from the Marshall’s office of the Lodzkie Region, Łódź, Poland, 3 participants from the Building Dreams Association, Bucharest, Romania.

Location / Dates: The event took place in Daugavpils, Latvia, from  12/11/2015  to 14/11/2015
Short description:  The aim of the event was to raise the awareness on the transnational civic education as well as the importance of the European citizenship acknowledged

Event 3: Voting rights from local to European level – political participation of EU citizens in constructing the community.
Participation: The event involved  104  citizens, including  3  participants from the Daugavpils City Council, Latvia, 1 participant from the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments, Riga, Latvia, 72 participants from the Razvojno informacijski center Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia, 3 participants from the Diktyo Apascholisis Kai Koinonikis Merimnas, Piraeus, Greece, 1 participant from the Commune di Villafranca Sicula, Italy, 1 participant from the Commune di Librizzi, Italy, 1 participant from the Commune of Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland, 2 participants from "NVO" Pazangos klubas, Šiauliai, Lithuania, 2 participants from the Fundacja Studiów Europejskich - Instytut Europejski, Łódź, Poland, 1 participant from Anaptiksiaki Eteria Lefkosias (ANEL) Ltd, Cyprus, 1 participant from the Local Councils Association, Marsa, Malta, 3 participants from the European Projects Association asbl, Brussels, Belgium, 2 participants from the Municipality of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, 5 participants from the Marshall’s office of the Lodzkie Region, Łódź, Poland, 4 participants from the Building Dreams Association, Bucharest, Romania, 2 participants from the Commune of Vrsar, Croatia.

Location / Dates: The event took place in Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia, from  13/04/2016 to 15/04/2016
Short description:  The aim of the event was to raise the awareness on the voting rights from local to European level and political participation of EU citizens in constructing the community, as well as the importance of supporting citizens in taking active part in the construction of the EU.


Event 4: Entrepreneurship and Union – EU citizens as entrepreneurs on the common market.

Participation: The event involved  103  citizens, including  3  participants from the Daugavpils City Council, Latvia, 2 participants from the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments, Riga, Latvia, 2 participants from the Razvojno informacijski center Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia, 3 participants from the Diktyo Apascholisis Kai Koinonikis Merimnas, Piraeus, Greece, 2 participants from the Commune di Villafranca Sicula, Italy, 2 participants from the Commune di Librizzi, Italy, 4 participants from the Commune of Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland, 2 participants from "NVO" Pazangos klubas, Šiauliai, Lithuania, 7 participants from the Fundacja Studiów Europejskich - Instytut Europejski, Łódź, Poland, 1 participant from Anaptiksiaki Eteria Lefkosias (ANEL) Ltd, Cyprus, 1 participant from the Local Councils Association, Marsa, Malta, 6 participants from the European Projects Association asbl, Brussels, Belgium, 1 participant from the Municipality of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, 61 participants from the Marshall’s office of the Lodzkie Region, Łódź, Poland, 4 participants from the Building Dreams Association, Bucharest, Romania, 2 participants from the Commune of Vrsar, Croatia.

Location / Dates: The event took place in Łódź, Poland, from  29/06/2016 to 01/07/2016
Short description:  The aim of the event was to raise the awareness on the importance of regional structures of support for the entrepreneurial spirit in Europe as well as to increase the opportunities for future cooperation facilitated thanks to the brokerage session.

Event 5: The future of the European Citizenship – European Identity and Refugees Integration.

Participation: The event involved  114  citizens, including  2  participants from the Daugavpils City Council, Latvia, 2 participants from the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments, Riga, Latvia, 2 participants from the Razvojno informacijski center Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia, 79 participants from the Diktyo Apascholisis Kai Koinonikis Merimnas, Piraeus, Greece, 2 participants from the Commune di Villafranca Sicula, Italy, 2 participants from the Commune di Librizzi, Italy, 1 participant from the Commune of Aleksandrów Łódzki, Poland, 4 participants from "NVO" Pazangos klubas, Šiauliai, Lithuania, 1 participant from the Fundacja Studiów Europejskich - Instytut Europejski, Łódź, Poland, 1 participant from Anaptiksiaki Eteria Lefkosias (ANEL) Ltd, Cyprus, 1 participant from the Local Councils Association, Marsa, Malta, 7 participants from the European Projects Association asbl, Brussels, Belgium, 1 participant from the Municipality of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, 3 participants from the Marshall’s office of the Lodzkie Region, Łódź, Poland, 4 participants from the Building Dreams Association, Bucharest, Romania, 2 participants from the Commune of Vrsar, Croatia.

Location / Dates: The event took place in Athens, Greece, from  05/10/2016 to 07/10/2016
Short description:  The aim of the event was to evaluate and disseminate the project results to reach European bodies as well as the improvement of knowledge on social and civic issues related to the migration and integration.

Universities for EU Projects’ Culture

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Introduction

The European Projects Association presents the project “Universities for EU Projects’ Culture” financed as mobility project for traineeship for higher education students - KA1 Erasmus+ 2015. The project finances the traineeship of students selected by a consortium of 8 major Italian universities in order to boost employability of young Italian students trough the acquisition of specific competencies in European projects proposals.

 

 

Consortium

• Project leader:

SEND Sicilia

• Intermediary Organization:

EuGen – European Generation, European Projects Association (EPA) National Contact Point for Italy

• Sending organizations:

University of Trieste, University Ca’ Foscari, Venezia University of Padova, University of Parma, University of Macerata, University of Rome Sapienza, University of Cagliari, University of Palermo

 

Objectives

The general objective of the project is to increase the employment rate of young graduates in Italy by reinforcing the link between education and the labor market at European level and increasing technical and language competencies.

 

 

Activities

The main activities will be related to transnational mobility of Italian students in different European companies.

 

 

How does it work?

The project works trough traineeship experiences: University students selected for their knowledge in the field of European Project Proposals will be hosted for an average of four months in European companies.

Further, the selected students will put into practices their competencies presenting a project proposal or developing an analysis of needs and funding opportunities on behalf of the hosting organization.

This program will result in transnational experiences bringing Italian students and foreign companies together and increasing the students technical and languages skills. The mobility will thus have a positive impact on the employability prospect of students, will strength the training offer and the ties between the members university. It will open up concrete development opportunities for hosting companies and new growth prospect for the territories involved.

 

 
 
 

 


Talented Europe

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"Giving talented young people access to employers across Europe"  

 

Introduction

European Projects Association presents the project "Talented Europe", co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of European Union.

The Erasmus Plus ‘Talented Europe’ project addresses two flagship initiatives of the ‘Europe 2020’ Strategy, namely Youth on the Move and the Agenda for New Skills and Jobs. It is a mechanism for connecting students with employers and vice versa across Europe with a view to identify, provide and facilitate career and internship opportunities.

 

Partnership

The project involves 5 partners from Belgium, Spain, Slovakia and United Kingdom, selected according to their expertise and their experience in participating in programmes financed by the European Union.

European Projects Association Asbl

Centro integrado de formación profesional Cesar Manrique

Technical University Kosice

University of Bedfordshire

IES Puerto de la Cruz –Telesforo bravo

 

 

Objectives

The objective of the project is to facilitate transnational movements of young people in the context of a better labour market integration and better mobility to reach EU employment headline targets. Besides that, the aim of the project is to create a virtual meeting point where graduates and enterprises could share ideas and collaborate to find business opportunities, to improve the entrepreneurship education and social entrepreneurship among young people.

The project will consist in linking young talented students, regardless of their academic or geographic origins, to employers across Europe.

 

How does it work?

There are three key stakeholders; students, employers, and universities/colleges. The students want the opportunities to find a job, the employers want the pick of the best students and the universities and colleges want their best students to do well. They can play a major quality control role in assessing and nominating their top talent to provide both reassurance for employers and motivation for students to do well.

The tool used in this project is a multiplatform mobile application which has a large database of the 3 stakeholders. It provides the contact information about the talented students as e.g. their ranks, skills, language to the employers. In this way, the employers will easily get the access to this information and they will be able to select the best candidate. The application is free and available for all kinds of mobile devices.

With everything moving online and the rise and rise of mobile, the Talented Europe app will fit student behaviour patterns and provide instant access to a large database of vocational opportunities via tailored ‘apps’. For employers, the job of finding talented students for either short or long-term opportunities is made so much easier, with a large talent pool to examine. Universities can address vocational aims and position their talented students among the best in Europe.

 

For Students

A ‘job dating app’ of the best internship or job opportunities in Europe

For Employers

Easy access to a broad talent pool of the best students across Europe

For Teachers

Vocational internship and job opportunities across Europe for their best students.

 
 
 

 


Civil Society for European Integration

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Introduction

European Projects Association (EPA), in collaboration with the Center of Intercultural Dialogue and the Macedonian Green Center presents "Civil Society for European Integration".

It is a project financed of 14 months co-funded by the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA),funding mechanism of the European Union.

Based on the fact that Macedonian civil society organisations are often missing the opportunity to link their advocacy work at the European level, the project is a response to enhance the focus on EU integration among these CSOs.

 

Objectives

The project main goal is to strengthen the capacity of CSO on Macedonia to support the EU reforms and advocate for EU integration, it is also aimed at reinforcing the cooperation of Macedonian civil society with the relevant European umbrellas as a step to motivate more intensive cooperation and European level representation of the ideas and visions of Macedonian citizens.

 

Activities

The project main activities are divided over 14 months including the creation of Joint Coordination Project Team, a Multipliers Training containing three modules, five Idea Labs, a study visit to Brussels, Advocacy Initiatives, the development of a CSO Platform, and a conference with the publication of the final project report.

 

How does it work?

The target groups identified by the projects are firstly the Macedonian CSOs that advocate for marginalized groups (such as Roma communities, disabled persons, LGBT people or ethnic communities), and secondly, CSOs working in rural areas and smaller towns.

The project starts with 20 Macedonian CSOs working with disadvantaged and marginalized groups, or operating in rural areas and small towns. Once they follow this program, the element of peer-learning will be introduced so that in the next phase the additional 20 other CSOs will be involved in Idea Labs. Once this phase is over, in the next one, the group of beneficiaries will double again with over 40 new CSOs that will be involved in the actions. In this way, the capacity building of the civil society will be done not only through external expertise but as well through peer-based learning and working together. With the active advocacy in this field, the CSOs are expected to increase the opportunities for direct involvement in decision-making at local and national level. CSOs advocating for marginalized group will have more opportunity to share their opinion and get involved in the national level coordination.

 

 
 
 

 


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