European Youth Forum - Courier
Courier 12 January 2011
YFJ Implementation Plan 2011-2012

Dear Members,

As promised, please find attached the implementation plan for the next two years adopted by the board after the adoption of the Work-plan by the General Assembly in Kiev.

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YOUR OPINON COUNTS!! EYV 2011 Alliance monitoring and evaluation:

Through the year, the EYV 2011 Alliance will evaluate and monitor the EYV 2011 the implementation of the work programme. Your opinion is needed. You should fill in this online questionnaire by 15th January 2011 to participate in the first assessment phase.

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Youth Employment Action Meeting

The third meeting of the Youth Employment Action project will take place on 17-18 February 2011 in Dublin and will be co-hosted by the European Youth Forum and the National Youth Council of Ireland.

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YO! Mag 2011 // Call for contributions - EXTENDED Deadline

The new year is approaching and the YO! Mag team is eager to share with you the Issue Briefs for 2011's three editions. Superyouth, Young Volunteers and No Country For Old Men are just starting points for your ideas, written, photo or graphic contributions to make YO! Mag better and better.

You have time until January 21, 2011 to think about ideas and send us a short abstract. We're looking forward to new correspondents, brilliant artists, talented photographers and creative illustrators that hide in youth organisations around Europe. Help us to build a great YO!

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National Reform Programmes are out now – young people should have a say!

Dear Member Organisations,

The European Union is now in middle of an important task – all the 27 Member States are writing their National Reform Programmes (NRPs) that will be the main reporting instrument until year 2020 on how the Europe 2020 Strategy is implemented. NRPs are the response not only to the Strategy itself but all the Flagship Initiatives, including Youth on the Move and Agenda for New Skills and Jobs.

Most of the Member States have now submitted their drafts that should be publicly available.

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Young people, in times of crisis and economic austerity, do not need nice words but strong investments. Young people must be a political and financial priority for Europe.

We are going to ask the European Parliament and EU Member States for a strong and independent Youth in Action Programme for non-formal education, youth work and democratic youth organisations and an ambitious European Youth Employment Plan.

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Declaration of solidarity with the Belarusian youth in connection with the events of 19 December.

Please find the declaration attached.

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Jeunesses Musicales International "FAIR PLAY Anti-Corruption Youth Voices"

Dear Friends,

FAIR PLAY Anti-Corruption Youth Voices is a global competition for original songs by young artists/bands (18-35 years) on the theme of anti-corruption, brought to you by the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network, JMI and the World Bank Institute.

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JECI-MIEC Call for participants for Colloquium 2011 "Integration Education and Christian Faith"

We have a pleasure to invite you to the Colloquium “Integral Education and Christian Faith”, which will be taking place from 8-14 March 2011 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

The Colloquium is designed for members of the movements.

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Imprisoned Iranian students need your support

Dear members of the European Youth Forum,

I'm writing on behalf of Iranian Progressive Youth (IPY) to express our urgent concern over the (health) conditions of the imprisoned student activists in Iran.

We just heard that Bahareh Hedayat, a 29 year old woman, who has been nominated for the International student Peace Prize started on a hunger strike against the severe conditions under which she is being held, some days ago. Mahdieh Golrou, another imprisoned student activist, has joined her in this protest as well for the same reason.

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"Progress is..." OECD Youth Video Competition

What does progress mean to young people today?

A competition open to all those aged 18-25 years in every country around the world, the challenge is to make a three minute video that completes the phrase "Progress is ..."

The prize is a trip to Paris in May 2011 to attend the 50th anniversary OECD Forum, where winning entries will be showcased to Forum participants and to the media.

How to enter:

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High Level Stakeholder Panel for Foresight and Strategies on FP7 project CLIMSAVE - youth organisations' participation welcome

The CLIMSAVE project is organising a High Level Stakeholder Panel for Foresight and Strategies on Climate Change Adaptation in Europe. The panel will meet three times - on 10-12 May 2011 in Bruges (Belgium), in December 2011 in Budapest (Hungary) and in September/October 2012 (location to be decided).

The costs for travel as well as accommodation and catering will be covered by the project.

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EUCIS-LLL Newsletter #20 December: read it online!

Click here to read it.

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News : European Citizenship Training Courses 2011

Check out the European Citizenship Training Courses (ECTCs) offered in 2011 and send your application!

Read more ...

The Youth Partnership team.

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Call for Participants - Training Course for Facilitators, Budapest, March 2011

Dear members of the EYF,

We are pleased to inform you that we are launching a call for participants for the 'Training Course for Facilitators Involved in non-formal education with young people' which will take place in the European Youth Centre in Budapest on 21 - 29 March 2011 (arrival and departure dates).

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European Year of Volunteering: EYV Flow - Issue 5 now out

Dear Members,

the 5th edition of the EYV Flow, the newsletter of the EYV Alliance, is now available. Please click here to see it.

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UNESCO Chair's Human Rights Leadership Forum, Italy

The UNESCO Chair's European Regional Forum for young human rights leaders will be held from April 29 - May 8, 2011 in San Marcello Pistoiese, Italy.

Main objectives of the forum are to provide young leaders with both theoretical and practical tools, workshops, presentations, activities and networking skills by leading scholars and advocates from various human rights fields.

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Seminar/Conference: Shared Social Responsibility - Securing Trust and Sustainable Social Cohesion in a Context of Transition

The Council of Europe - in partnership with the European Commission - is organising this conference on 28 February and 1 March 2011.

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