INVITATION


Europe for Citizens point Latvia, Lithuanian, Estonia, Sweden, and Finland would like to invite to attend an annual Baltic Sea contact making seminar “Linking ideas, networking citizenship”
14 – 16 OCTOBER 2015
Vilnius
 

CONTEXT

“Northern Bridge to Citizenship” (2014 November, Estonia) and “Connecting Baltic Citizenship” (2013 October, Sweden) events were organized with an aim to establish contacts and develop ideas  for  future collaboration of Baltic Sea Region countries in the  Europe for Citizens Programme funded by European Union. Since it was really effective and brought up few international partnership in projects’ implementation, this year  was also decided to bring together 30 members of civil society organizations and public authorities from Baltic Sea region countries: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, Finland. The aim is to create partnership possibilities between participating organisations and provide in depth knowledge about “Europe for Citizens” Programme.

 

PURPOSE

In order to support and develop new project partnerships, the participants of the seminar will get an in-depth understanding of Europe for Citizens funding Programme’s opportunities and priorities, application process and criteria. They will also be participating in a workshop with analyses of good applications’ examples and in workshops of application’s preparation considering their own ideas of possible projects while going through all phases of application’s preparation.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

The seminar is addressed to civil society organizations and public authorities from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, and Finland who are interested in developing international cooperation with funding from Europe for Citizens Programme, including towns, municipalities, and regional authorities, town twinning associations and networks, non-profit organizations and CSOs, survivor’s associations, cultural/youth/educational/research organizations. One participant per organization is expected to attend. The working language of the seminar is English.

SPEAKERS

Representative of Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency EACEA, Europe for Citizens Programme
(To be announced)

Marius Ulozas
Director of Institute for Policy Research and Analysis, active in youth policy and youth work development, policy analysis. Expert in democracy, participation issues, education adviser to Council of Europe, European Commission, one of founding experts of Structured dialogue (participation in the decision-making). Marius Ulozas is working as researcher, policy analyst and freelance trainer. He is active in the advocacy field and political analyst in Lithuania. Marius has extensive experience working with Public Relations and Media. Recent years Marius has been working a lot in Eastern Partnership countries supporting youth policy and youth work development, building capacity of ministries and youth NGOs. He was awarded the “Youth ambassador 2005” for active international youth work. Marius contributes in preparing methodological materials for international youth work, writes articles.

PARTICIPATION

Check with your local ECP about participation fees and reimbursements.
*The applicants should contact their local Europe for Citizens contact point (contacts below) for possible reimbursement of the expenses.


REGISTRATION
The ones who are interested in participating will have to registrate via Google form.

A selection of participants will be made by every participating country’s Europe for Citizens contact point taking into consideration the profiles and interests of the applicants.

Deadline for registration: 20th of September, 2015.

VENUES
Accommodation:  Hotel "Domus Maria”
Aušros vartu str. 12, LT-01303 Vilnius, Lithuania
Seminar:  Hotel Panorama
Conference Hall Aeris in Sodu str. 14, Vilnius 3211, Lithuania
Dinner:  La Boheme restaurant
Šv.Ignoto g. 4/3, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

PROGRAMME

Wednesday 14 October

17:00 - 18:00

Arrival

19:30

Dinner


 
Thursday 15 October

9:00 – 9:30

Introduction

9:30 – 10:30

Europe for Citizens Programme, it’s priorities and opportunities concerned the challenges of today’s Europe

Expert from Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency

10:30 – 13:00

Presentation of Organizations

Marius Ulozas, Institute for Policy research and Analysis

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch

14:30 – 16:30

Practical workshop

Development of project idea

Marius Ulozas Institute for Policy research and Analysis

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00

Evaluation

Final stage: where are we? What was reached?

Marius Ulozas Institute for Policy research and Analysi

18:00 – 20:00

Tour in Vilnius

20:00

Dinner


 
Friday 16 October

9:00 – 9:30

Introduction of the day

9:30 - 11:00

Workshop

Power- brainstorming about programme elements, visibility, outreach, potential problems, cooperation with partners

Marius Ulozas Institute for Policy research and Analysis

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30

Workshop

Personal action plan: What is the next step to work on after being back from seminar

Marius Ulozas Institute for Policy research and Analysis

12:30 – 13:30

Evaluation of learning outcomes

Marius Ulozas Institute for Policy research and Analysis

13:30 – 14:00

Closing speech

Marius Ulozas Institute for Policy research and Analysis

14:00

Lunch (snacks to take away)

15:00

Departure


Thank you for your interest in the Europe for Citizens Programme and international cooperation in Baltic Sea region.

If you have
any further questions or concerns, please, contact Europe for Citizens contact point.