Education and Training

Good Practices

The best practice examples address different challenges in promoting active participation of all European citizens and the possibilities to take action NOW as well as to empower partner organisations and their beneficiaries.

The beneficiaries are citizens engaged and willing to give their time, ec4la strengthen the role of volunteer initiatives and empower individuals in taking (local) action.


Over thirty Young People from Preston (England) & Kielce (Poland) came together in Preston to produce a documentary about the Polish community in Preston and the Polish community’s involvement in the Celebration of the Preston Guild.

Grenzenlos is currently celebrating 10 years of their receiving program in Austria: International Camps (internationally known as Work Camps). The concept of an international volunteer camp is to bring together locals as well as international youth and give them the opportunity to unite and share customs, ideas and in general to exchange their culture.

Youth Exchange in Saint-Denis based on European Citizenship and Integration through Sport with French and Italian volunteers

Description: The main goal of this project was to create a feeling of European Citizenship between two groups from popular district of Paris and Roma and to sensitize them to Integration through sport and to the intercultural meeting.

13 international volunteers met in the little village Kohlberg in Bavaria in July 2012 to be involved in the life of different local groups through work and free time activities.

The main task was to build a playground for the local kids in cooperation with the "House of the Good Shepherd", a local boarding-school for teenager with difficulties.

What we try to do here in Allianssi Youth Exchanges is to include a special “local motivation session” into each of our camp leader training. In this session we talk about the camp leaders’ responsibility in trying to multiply the models set by the work camp in the local community. What this means in practice is that the camp leader, in addition to his or hers other tasks regarding the campers, should keep an eye on the momentary possibilities to tell about their camp and who is the NGO behind it and what does the NGO do in general.

Donkey Caravan's is an arising awareness environmental project run through an International Summer Workcamp every year.

It is basicly a street comedy with deep environmental content done in summer in small towns, traveling through Vias Pecuarias or natural trails, and other forms of citizen participation through street theater.

History for Future, Parco di Montesole

Youth Exchange, Action 3.1 Youth in Action Programme

25/06/2012 - 02/07/2012, Parco di Montesole – Bologna (Italy)

Over 30 disenfranchised and disengaged Young People from Preston have been involved in activities that allowed the young people to develop their basic skills, communication skills, citizenship and political awareness, IT and Media Technology skills through various film production techniques. 

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