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					        Progress Meeting
Cooperation inside AEGEE Network
     AGORA Enschede 2012
            Content of PM
• What is NetCom
• Explanation of Twin project and
  Mentorship system
• Twin Antenna evaluation
  – Stories of current twins
• EU Programmes
  – Europe for Citizens
  – Youth in Action
Network Commission
      What is the Network
• 11 people responsible for assigned
  number of locals
• The closest European body of AEGEE
  to locals
• Bridging European and Local Level of
• Mommies and daddies taking care of
           What we do?
• Mentorship project
• Twin Antennae
• NetCom Times
• Network Meetings (17 NWMs in the
  period Agora Skopje – Agora
• Support of LTCs/RTCs
Twin Antenna

• Concept – similar to Twin towns or sister
  cities (e.g. Trieste & Graz, Austria)
• Concept within AEGEE – Encourage AEGEE
  locals to form a mutual partnership for
  collaboration to work together, on one or
  various projects, for defined time period.
 Aims of Twin Antenna Project
• Connect different parts of the Network by
  establishing direct contacts between locals

• Enhance communication and exchange of
  best practices and knowledge

• Establish partnerships/friendships that are
  profound, fruitful and sustainable
       Why become a twin?

• Open a whole new perspective to your local
  and a new world of exciting opportunities
• Seeking new friendships with another
  antenna in which you have particular
• Seeking to learn a new exciting culture
  which is completely different to your
  Starting your twinning agreement

• Cultural interest, which may lead to cultural
  exchange trips
• Knowledge transfer.
• Geographical positioning, e.g. Russian
  antenna with Spanish antenna
• Breaking down language barriers, creating
  room for language workshops and EDL
  project collaboration
              Running contracts
•   Dnipropetrovsk - Katowice
•   Beograd - Istanbul
•   Catania - Maribor
•   Enschede - Bratislava
•   Burgos - Porto
•   Budapest - Oviedo
•   Las Palmas - Riga
•   Leon - Peiraias
•   Piliscaba - Wien
•   Moskva - Valencia
Mentorship system
       Mentorship system
• Mentor and mentee

• Possible actions
  – Invitation to event or SU
  – LTC (participant, co-organiser)
  – Gathering for a weekend, exchange
  – Apply for fund together
   What else can you do?

• You can share…
 – experience
 – best practice
 – knowledge
           Past and present
•   AEGEE-Cluj-Napoca & AEGEE-Ploiesti
•   AEGEE-Peiraias & AEGEE-Heraklio
•   AEGEE-Las Palmas & AEGEE-Tenerife
•   AEGEE-Las Palmas & Lanzarote
•   AEGEE-León & Valladolid
•   AEGEE-Dnipropetrovsk & Kharkiv
•   AEGEE-Voronezh & Rostov-na-Donu
•   AEGEE-Budapest & Brno
•   AEGEE-Utrecht & AEGEE-Ploiesti
    What has been done so far…
•   Attended events together
•   LTCs
•   Organised SU together
•   Support for kick-off
•   Teambuilding weekend
•   And many more…
Evaluation of
Twin Antenna
• Exchanges, bike trips, parties, dinners

• Skype meetings, Facebook chats

• 20 organizers from AEGEE Las Palmas
  helping at EBM Riga
• Common mailing list, common videos,
  sending Christmas cards and birthday
  cards and videos, common song

• T-shirts, websites, live workshop

• Flag, stickers, logo
• How you rate benefits from Twin
  antenna, did it help your antenna?
• How you rate Twin Antenna in general?
• Do you plan to prolong the contract or
  have another twin?
Europe For Citizens
             Europe For Citizens
•bringing together people from local communities

•fostering action, debate and reflection related to
European citizenship and democracy
            Europe For Citizens
• bringing Europe closer to its citizens by
  promoting Europe’s values and achievements

• encouraging interaction between citizens and
  civil society organisations
               Permanent Priorities
•1. The future of the European Union and its basic values
•2. Active European Citizenship: civic participation and
democracy in Europe
•3. Inter-cultural dialogue
•4. People’s wellbeing in Europe: employment, social cohesion
and sustainable development
•5. Impact of EU policies in societies
•   Action 1: Active European Citizenship
•   Action 2: Active Civil Society in Europe
•   Action 3: Together for Europe
•   Action 4: Active European Remembrance
       Town Twinning
           Measure 1.1
 Town Twinning Citizens’ Meetings
  (max. 21 Days – 5.000€/25.000€)

           Measure 1.2
    Networks of Twinned Towns
(max. 24 months - 10.000€/150.000€)
                    Town Twinning
      Measure 2.1 Citizens’ Projects (max 12 months –

variety of projects of a transnational and cross-sectoral dimension,
              directly involving citizens, can be supported.

Measure 2.2 Support Measures (max 12 months – 30.000€ -

        exchange best practices and to pool experiences.
     Beneficiaries of grants
         •local authorities and organisations
   •European public policy research organisations
                   •citizens’ groups
             •civil society organisations
          •non-governmental organisations
                     •trade unions
               •educational institutions
  •organisations active in the field of voluntary work
•organisations active in the field of amateur sport, etc.


                Grant Application eForm

  Declaration of honour and Grant calculation sheet/Budget

Complementary documents to be sent by post (project guide see
Youth in Action
Youth in Action programme:
 Is the EU programme for all young people aged 15
and 28 (in come cases 13 and 30).

 Support active European citizenship and tolerance
among young Europeans.

 Promotes mobility, non-formal learning and
intercultural dialog among European youth.

   Encourages the inclusion of all young people.

Objectives of the programme

 Active European citizenship

 Solidarity among young people

 Mutual understanding

 Quality of support systems for youth activities

 Cooperation in youth policies

4 Priorities of the Programme

 European Citizenship

 Participation of young people

 Cultural Diversity

 Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities

Who can participate?
Neighbouring Partner Countries
  South East Europe    Eastern Europe and   Mediterranean Partner
                       Caucasus             Countries
  Albania              Armenia              Algeria
  Bosnia and           Azerbaijan           Egypt
  Herzegovina          Belarus              Israel
  Croatia              Georgia              Jordan
  Former Yugoslav      Moldova              Lebanon
  Republic of          Russian Federation   Morocco
  Macedonia (FYROM)    Ukraine              Palestinian Authority
  Montenegro                                of the West Bank and
  Serbia                                    Gaza Strip
  Kosovo                                    Syria

Actions of the Programme

 Action 1 – Youth for Europe
 Action 2 – European Voluntary Service
 Action 3 – Youth in the World
 Action 4 – Youth support systems
 Action 5 – Support for policy cooperation

Action 1: Youth for Europe

 Action 1 is divided in 3 sub-Actions:

      Youth Exchanges
      Youth Initiatives
      Youth Democracy Projects

Action 2: European Voluntary Service

 One single EVS (independent of individual or group
  character, application level or geography)

 One project can include individual and/or group EVS

 International cooperation is possible within EVS

Action 3 - Youth in the World

 3.1. Cooperation with the neighbouring countries of the
  enlarged Europe

 3.2. Cooperation with countries not covered by the
  neighbouring policy (annual call for proposals)

Eligible activities under Action 3.1

 Youth Exchanges

 Training and Networking Projects

Calls for proposals under Action 4

 Action 4.1 : Support for bodies active at European level
  in the field of Youth

 Action 4.4 : Projects encouraging innovation and quality

Action 4.3: Training, Exchange and
Networking in the youth field

 Two general Objectives:

      Promoting exchanges, cooperation and training in
       European youth work
      Supporting project-development under the Youth in
       Action programme

Action 4.3: Eligible Activities

   Job shadowing
   Feasibility visits
   Evaluation meetings
   Study visits
   Partnership-building activities
   Seminars
   Training courses
   Networking

Action 5 - Support for policy

 5.1 Meetings of young people and those responsible for
  youth policy

 5.2 Support for activities to bring about better
  understanding and knowledge of the field of youth

 5.3 Co-operation with international organisations

Action 5.1: Eligible activities

 Transnational Youth Seminars

 National Youth Seminars

           Contact and information

          European Commission > Youth:

Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency :

              European Youth Portal:


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