Training Course: "ENTERTAINMENT-Bringing Social Rights to our Local Agendas”


Training Course

27 April - 1 May 2017 | Surami, Georgia

International training for improvement of youth workers’ competences to advocate for access to social rights for young people, and the use of Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3

Youth Social Rights Network, supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, in the period of 2017,will be implementing a set of activities, also known as “ The Cinema for Social Rights -Supporting the process of improvement of social rights for young people in Europe”, so as to improve access to social rights of young people by advocating for placing the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3 on the agenda of different stakeholders in Council of Europe member states, and by improving structured dialogue for improvement of access to social rights for young people and implementation of Recommendation C M/Rec(2015)3(also referred to as the “Enter! Recommendation”).
“The cinema of social rights” is one of the Y-SRN’s long term programmes focused on one of our main priorities: Supporting the implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the access of young peoplefrom disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights. 
The Cinema for Social Rights has several elements. It starts with “ENTERtainment”, an International training for improvement of youth workers’ competences to advocate for the implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3. During the ENTERtainment, participants will be trained for and expected to develop advocacy strategies and action plans (with online, offline or combined character) for implementation of the ENTER Recommendation. 
Time after the ENTERtainmentis focused on advocating for implementation of the ENTER Recommendation, by implementing the planned strategies. It is the time focused on moving slowly towards “The Second Base” where people who are actively involved in advocating for implementation of the ENTER Recommendation, will meet in Greece so as to support each other, evaluate what has been done so far, revise the strategy or local action plans if necessary. During the meeting participants will directly support the host organization and the ones from the region in implementing the advocacy strategy and the local action plan in its local reality by organizing some local events as well as meetings with the authorities, the press, the young people and the local population. 
The story goes on as we continue with advocating and further implementation of the strategy/action plans followed with an intensive online communication and support by Y-SRN, until the time comes to “Mov(i)e on” and meet again so as to evaluate the working plan implementation and plan our future work together.

How do we start?
We start with inviting YOU to participate in ENTERtainment - Bringing Social Rights in Our Local Agendas.

Aim and Objectives 

ENTERtainment aims to develop youth workers’ competences for:
- advocating for access to social rights for young people and the use of Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3, and
- developing an advocacy strategy that will be further implemented by organizations of participants in cooperation with the Y-SRN. 

Activity objectives are:

- To increase knowledge about social rights and mechanisms for protection; 
- To Introduce Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3;
- To introduce advocacy concepts, practical key tools and methods used in planning, implementation and evaluation of advocacy; 
- To improve strategic thinking and planning competences and develop advocacy strategy and local action plans; 
- To review ways to monitor the implementation of the strategy;

Profile of participants: 
- youth workers working with young people and/or within the field of social advocacy; 
- social workers, teachers and/or other professionals working in the field of social rights of young people and youth policies:
- motivated to develop advocacy competences and use them in supporting the improvement of access to social rights of young people particularly ones coming from disadvantaged neighborhoods and facing fewer opportunities; 
- be 18-30 years old (we do welcome a certain percentage of older participants)
- be able to work in English;
- to be citizens of one of the following Council of Europe member states FYROM, Georgia, Greece, The Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Estonia, Denmark, Russian federation, United Kingdom, Turkey, Romania, Spain, Armenia, Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia (few exception can be made for participants representing other Council of Europe member states); 


Candidates can apply as representatives of institutions and organizations or as individuals. Those applying as members of organization/institution should provide letters of support from institutions/organizations where they work. Individuals are expected to provide at least one Letter of Recommendation from their previous professional contacts. Mentioned documents will be asked upon selection to each participant. In total 20 participants will be invited to participate in the training course.

All participants must:

- commit to the whole duration of the project: all three phases described above;

- purchase their tickets no later than 2ndof April (NOTE Travel arrangements must be approved by the Y-SRN prior to booking);

- have strong personal and professional motivation to commit to the implementation of local advocacy activities, developed during the first phase of the project, with educational support and guidance by Y-SRN.

When, Where, How… some technical details
Dates and place

The training course will take place on between the 27th of April and 1st of May2017 in the beautiful surroundings of Surami, Georgia. Participants are expected to arrive on 26th of April and depart on 2nd of May.

Closing date

Opportunity type