The EU4Youth Alumni network brings together young beneficiaries of the EU4Youth, Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps programmes, and the network of Young European Ambassadors from the Eastern partner countries. The network aims to mobilise the enthusiasm and voluntary spirit generated during their participation in non-formal education mobility programmes, to support a stronger engagement of disadvantaged young people from the partner countries, both in their community, and in EU mobility programmes.
Countries covered: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, and Russia
- To provide peer support and guidance for disadvantaged youth groups with the aim to engage them in the available projects under Erasmus+ Youth in Action, European Solidarity Corps and EU4Youth programmes;
- To provide the network members with continuous competence development in designing and implementing educational activities for young people;
- To promote EU values and the EU’s positive role in the Eastern Partner countries;
- To establish and develop sustainable links between disadvantaged young people and youth organisations in Eastern Partner countries.
Actions in brief
At the initial stage for 2020, the network unites 70 young people, 10 from each of the Eastern partner countries and additional 10 Alumni from Russia.
Kick-off training courses: Each selected member of the network will take part in kick-off training courses for youth workers (6-day course) in Georgia or in Ukraine.
Mentorship support: Alumni will be supported by a professional youth worker – mentors during the training courses and during the first year of the Alumni network implementation. Mentors will guide the Alumni in their learning process, as well as in the process of implementation of local initiatives for disadvantaged youth groups.
Local initiatives for disadvantaged groups: Each Alumnus will be invited to develop a local initiative for the group of disadvantaged youth groups in their respective communities. For the implementation of the initiatives Alumni will be paired with a fellow Alumnus, and will receive financial, administrative and mentor support for implementation of these initiatives for a period of nine months.
Final evaluation event: At the end of the first year, Alumni will be invited to take part in the final evaluation event where they can share their achievements, learnings and findings with each other and with a wider audience.
The Alumni network is implemented by the EU4Youth Coordination and Support team, 'EU NEIGHBOURS east' project and SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre.Print pdf