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27 January 2020

Activity Details (ID# 37718)  

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Title 10th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations 
Description The 10th Africa-Europe Training Course is one of the activities being held in the 15th University on Youth and Development.

During the course participants will develop competences and tools to strengthen their political participation in the context of the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership and with regard to poverty eradication and social cohesion on the Euro-African context, developing also competences for the capacity-building of their organisations as civil society actors in the development process.

Furthermore, the course and the University are unique moments of practical and political follow up and implementation of some of the outcomes of the Africa-Europe Youth Summits and the Africa-Europe Youth Leaders Meetings. The course will also provide an excellent space for strategic networking and finding partners; this dimension will be most strongly encouraged by the team of trainers as well as
for intercultural dialogue and intercultural learning.

Expected results:
- Training of key actors in youth organisations and capacity-building for networking and action;
- Reinforced networking and contribution to the strengthening and renewal of the leaderships of the youth organisations in Africa and Europe;
- Networking for cooperation projects
Status Completed 
Date 25/01/2015 - 01/02/2015 
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Countries CoE Members: Belgium / Bulgaria / Finland / France / Georgia / Greece / Hungary / Italy / Netherlands / Poland / Portugal / Romania / ''the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'' / United Kingdom
Others: Cameroun / Kenya / Others / Tunisia
Groups: All Council of Europe member states
Contributors Kenya - Hosting
  Joint Programme Activity - NS Centre - JMA II
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP NS Centre - JMA II - Joint management Agreement between the European Commission and the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe 2013-2015    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2013/DG II/JP/2872   Joint Management Agreement: Raising awareness of global interdependence and solidarity through global/development education and youth cooperation in Europe and beyond
Expected Result 1.3 - Youth policies are developed and youth participation facilitated in line with the conclusions and Plan of Action for 2012-2015 adopted at the 2010 Africa-EU Youth Summit and at the 2011 youth leaders meeting
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.2 – Diversity
Programme ☆ III.2.1  Building capacities for dialogue - North South Centre

Working Method

Training Course 
Directorate Directorate General of Democracy 
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners European Youth Forum - International NGO
Pan African Youth Union - International NGO
Network of International Youth Organisations in Africa - International NGO
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/nscentre/News/2014/Call_10th_AETC_051114_en.asp  
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Activity Synopsis (ID# 37718) (Hide Synopsis)

Objective(s) The training course aims to:
• strengthen the role of youth organisations as civil society actors and enable youth to organise and take action;
• reinforce its political participation in Africa-Europe co-operation;
• promote the global citizenship of young people in Europe and Africa.

The concrete objectives of the training are to enable participants:
• To strengthen individual and organisational competences for youth participation in development and youth leadership;
• To develop a common understanding of the situations and challenges faced by young people in Africa and Europe;
• To get acquainted with the framework of the Africa-EU Strategic Partnership and Africa-Europe Youth Co-operation (AEYP, Action Plan 2012-2015);
• To create a common understanding on concepts and challenges of youth work, youth policies and institutions in the two regions;
• To co-operate in a network with other participants and their projects;
• To foster capacity and motivation to act as multipliers by passing on the training and knowledge acquired;
• To live through an intercultural experience with the opportunity of learning about each other and encountering local realities.
Output/Results • Building capacity of multipliers in youth organisations in Europe and Africa with the necessary skills to develop and run Africa-Europe co-operation programmes;
• An informal network of youth leaders and organisations with an interest in developing Africa Europe co-operation and actively committed to the strengthening of Civil Society;
• An increase in understanding and dialogue between young people, and their organisations, in European and African countries;
• An increase in the understanding of the cultural, social, economic and political context of the Africa Europe relations;
• An increase in the understanding of the instruments to follow-up and implement the new framework of the Africa–EU Strategic Partnership and the Africa Europe Youth Summits final declarations (such as the Action Plan and the AEYP);
• Increment regional and international partnerships.
Conclusions/Follow Up The training course focused on sharing experiences (in particular related with the thematic focus of the 3rd Africa-EU Youth Leaders’ Summit – Youth Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Peace). twenty-one young people empowered in the framework of Africa-Europe Youth Co-operation.

Report will be finalised by April and disseminated online.

Participants were invited to apply to Seed Funding grant, as a possibility to fund follow-up projects. Information about online training courses was also shared to allow further development of their competences. 
Participants Twenty one participants and four trainers from both Africa and Europe. 
Consultants/Experts António Saraiva Lima - resource person
Carmen Fischer - pedagogical co-ordinator
Faith Odhiambo - trainer
Stefan Manevski - trainer
Salim Kombo - trainer 
CoE Secretariat Andreia Henriques - Youth Co-operation programme manager, organiser of the training course. 
Total No. Participants 27 
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