"We are the European Parliament" Youth Exchange

“We are the European Parliament” Youth Exchange

EU flag-Erasmus+_vect_POSWe are currently looking for sending partners for a multilateral KA1 Youth Exchange! We intend to apply for the Erasmus+ funding on April, 26th. If you are interested in being our partner organization, read the call below!

Project title: We are the European Parliament!
democracy&youth participation, critical thinking, media
Host Organization:
Associação Spin
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Exchange dates: 10-18 November 2018
APV dates: 12 – 14 October 2018
Partner application deadline: 25 April 2018

1900126_732182770135096_1284269788_nWe need:
– 5 sending partner organisations from European Union countries
– 5 participants per country: 1 group leader (at least 18, no upper age limit) and 4 participants (18-30, but preferably 18-25)

The idea:
“We are the European Parliament!” is a Youth Exchange project (KA1), which will engage 30 young people from 6 different EU countries. We will develop activities concerning the European Parliament elections in May 2019, focused especially on democracy and active participation of youngsters in today’s society & using primarily non-formal education methods.

Main objectives:
– to encourage youth to vote in the 2019 EP election & follow current EU affairs
– to promote the values of democracy (pluralism, freedom of speech, tolerance, etc.) among youth and general society
– to create an online youth-made campaign to encourage general society to vote
– to promote active participation among the European society
– to combat populism, extremism, censorship and propaganda
– to promote the knowledge of Bairro Padre Cruz and Carnide areas
– to create intercultural learning moments among the participants from several European countries and between them and the community of Carnide

Main activities:
– workshops (non-formal methodology)
– street interviews
– presentations on current situation in home countries
– meeting with local politicians
– study visits (museum & EP representation in Lisbon
– preparation of an online audio-visual campaign for the 2019 EP elections

– the travels (APV and YE) will be reimbursed up to the limit established by the Erasmus+ Program Guide within 3 months after the Youth Exchange
– accommodation, food and activities will be covered by the host organization
– there is no participation fee

Partner Organization´s responsibilities:
– select and prepare(!) the leaders and participants for the exchange (preparation is not only to help in the ticket purchase, but also to exhaustively explain to the participants what a YE is and what type of methodology will be used); both the leaders and the participants must know from early on that they are not tourists and that free time will be scarce
make sure that all leaders attend the APV (12-14 October) and lead some of the YE´s activities
– make sure the participants take active part in the preparatory phase: investigate and prepare presentations
disseminate the online campaign made during the YE in April and May 2019 through all communication channels (Newsletter, Facebook, www, Instagram, Twitter and any other that the organisation uses)
- contribute to the general visibility and dissemination of the project


To be partners, you should:
– be an eligible institution from a Program Country (having all the necessary documents up-to-date on the Participant Portal)
– read this call very carefully and agree to all its conditions
– send these documents to intercambios@a-spin.pt by April, 25th (please make sure you mention the name “We are the European Parliament!” in the subject line of your e-mail).

Please share this call with all interested organizations. We are looking forward to your applications and to cooperating with you!