Project place:  Antalya-Turkey 

Project dates:  11-18 March 2017



About the project

“Active Citizenship & Volunteering Training Course for Youth Workers”  will be organised by a consortium of 9 partners coming from different backgrounds and working experiences.
It includes 30 youth workers, from Ireland, Sweden, Italy, Macedonia, Slovenia, France, UK, Estonia and Turkey.
Active citizenship is the glue that keeps society together, because if everyone merely focused on going to work, earning a living and promoting their own individual interests, society would fall apart. We also believe that democracy may not function properly without it, because effective democracy is more than just voting. Volunteering is in itself a rewarding experience, and often acts as a catalyst for change in people’s lives.

These days, life is not easy for young people in many States in Europe, with latest unemployment figures rising to over 20 %. Through volunteering, as an important element of active citizenship, they can get involve the society, make a constructive contribution, and at the same time acquire new skills and experience that will make them more employable and be of long-lasting value.
We, ANTGENC as a Group of young people active in youth work, want to promote active citizenship and volunteering in our local and impact people’s life. The main aim of the project is to increase youth workers’ knowledge, skills and attitudes on active citizenship and volunteering topics. Our target group is youth workers who are interested and motivated to work on active citizenship and volunteering topics. Our motto is “Active Citizenship through volunteering” We believe Active
Citizenship is one of the key factors for development of societies and volunteering is one of the best ways to make it real. We will use non formal education methods for our training course such as games, experiential learning, simulations, field visit and other non-formal and informal ways to reach our aim and objectives.

Participant Profile

  • Youth Workers/leaders
  • +18 and active members from partner organizations
  • have minimum intermediate level of English
  • have high motivation to contribute actively
  • interested in active citizenship&volunteering and have some experience
  • can commit to stay for the whole duration of the training course
  • can be a multiplier after the training course

Financial aspect of the project

Accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organization.
Travel cost will be refunded up to 275 euros. (Reimbursement will be done after receiving all the original boarding passes, tickets and invoices)

Participation fee: 25 EUR

Sending fee: 500 MKD