Dates of the project : 08 June – 14 June 2014
Place of the project : Leskovac, Serbia
Deadline for submitting the applications : 01.06.2014
Information about the project: Born in United States of Europe B.U.S.E.
The international Youth exchange will have the duration of 7 days (from 8th to 14th of June) and will take place in Leskovac, Serbia, gathering 40 participants from 8 countries to discuss and explore the meaning of European Citizenship. The countries involved are: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Portugal and Montenegro. Project is supported by Youth in Action
programme by European Commission. The main theme of this project is: What is the meaning of EU Citizenship and which rights are
associated to it? European Union citizenship confers several rights in addition to those granted by national citizenship.
These rights are gathered in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights as well as in many Treaties, but for many reasons, EU citizens do not get the chance to exercise their full rights. According to a survey endorsed by European Commission in 2012, 54% of the EU citizens are not fully aware of their rights. The main objectives are:
o To create a healthy environment where the participants can share their ideas, experiences and opinions concerning European and EU citizenship;
o To develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes of the participants concerning EU citizenship and the rights associated to it;
o To enable the participants to get to know the future programme 2014-2020 “ERASMUS +”, and how it will support the strengthening of an European identity;
o Considering that the level of support of youth in non-EU countries to EU integrations varies, to provide better understanding of benefits of being an EU citizen;
o To empower the participants to act as multipliers in order to organize local and international activities within projects using non-formal education concerning the themes approached.
- Age 18 – 27
- Able to work in English
- Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back
- Has experience with leading a group
- Able to attend the entire duration of the exchange