THE SECOND BASE- Encouraging cooperation for social rights at local level – Thessaloniki, Greece

This Seminar / Conference is for 20 participants from Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries , Western Balkan countries .

Seminar / Conference

21-24 August 2017 | Thessaloniki, Greece

Regional mid-term meeting on the implementation of the strategy and local action plans and encourage long term local networking and structured dialogue for improvement of access to social rights for young people and promoting/using the CM/Rec(2015)3

Attention: This call is mainly for citizens of one of the following Council of Europe member states: Georgia, Greece, The Netherlands, FYROM, Serbia, Denmark, Turkey, Romania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia. A few exception can be made for participants representing other Council of Europe member states.

Youth Social Rights Network, supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, in the period of 2017,will be implementing a set of activities, also known as “ The Cinema for Social Rights -Supporting the process of improvement of social rights for young people in Europe”, so as to improve access to social rights of young people by advocating for placing the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3 on the agenda of different stakeholders in Council of Europe member states, and by improving structured dialogue for
improvement of access to social rights for young people and implementation of Recommendation C M/Rec(2015)3(also referred to as the “Enter! Recommendation”).

“The cinema of social rights” is one of the Y-SRN’s long term programmes focused on one of our main priorities: Supporting the implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the access of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights.

The Cinema for Social Rights has several elements. It started with “ENTERtainment”, an international training for improvement of youth workers’ competences to advocate for the implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3. During the ENTERtainment, participants were trained to develop advocacy strategies and action plans (with online, offline or combined character) for implementation of the ENTER Recommendation.

Time after the ENTERtainment was focused on advocating for implementation of the ENTER Recommendation, by implementing the planned strategies. Now it is the time to move towards “The Second Base” where people who are actively involved in advocating for implementation of the ENTER Recommendation, will meet in Greece so as to support each other, evaluate what has been done so far, revise the strategy or local action plans if necessary.

The story goes on as we continue with advocating and further implementation of the strategy/action plans followed with an intensive online communication and support by Y-SRN, until the time comes to “Mov(i)e on” and meet again so as to evaluate the working plan implementation and plan our future work together.

The Second Base
Aim and Objectives
The Second Base aims to support the implementation of local action plans and encourage longterm local networking and structured dialogue for improvement of access to social rights for young people and promoting/using the Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3

Activity objectives are:
– To share experiences, challenges and responses to the strategy;
– To define ways for overcoming existing challenges;
– To revise the strategy and the action plans;
– To meet different stakeholders involved in the implementation of local action plans;
– To support the local networking and encourage structured dialogue for improvement of access to social rights for young people and promoting/using the Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3;
– To support the host organization in implementing the local plans, local networking and encouraging long term local networking on improvement of access to social rights for young people and promoting/using the Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3

Profile of participants:
– Participants of the previous activity of the Cinema of Social Rights (ENTERainment) who implemented the local action plans and the advocacy strategy;
– Members and partners of the Youth Social Rights Network and other individual with experience in working on advocating for the improvements of the access to social rights for young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods at local level;

We also welcome applicants from other organizations who did not participate in the previous phase of the Cinema of Social Rights but who are motivated to support the advocacy strategy for the implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3 and meet the following profile:
• youth workers working with young people and/or within the field of social advocacy;
• social workers, teachers and/or other professionals working in the field of social rights of young people and youth policies
• be 18-30 years old (age limit because of CoE funding rules but we can welcome a certain percentage of older participants)
• be able to work in English;
• to be citizens of one of the following Council of Europe member states Georgia, Greece, The Netherlands, FYROM, Serbia, Denmark, Turkey, Romania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Albania, Croatia (few exception can be made for participants representing other Council of Europe member states);

All participants must:
– commit to the whole duration of the activity;
– purchase their tickets no later than 15th of July (NOTE Travel arrangements must be approved by the Y-SRN prior to booking);

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Costs

Dates and place
The activity will take place on between the 21st of August and 24th of August 2017 in the
beautiful city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Participants are expected to arrive on 20th of August and
depart on 25th of August.

Travel
International travel costs will be reimbursed up to 70% of the total amount of the ticket. Please
note that travel costs must be APPROVED by organizers beforehand taking into consideration
the least expensive route between the place of residence and Thessaloniki. Local transportation
costs to/from the airport are fully covered.
Reimbursement to participants is usually made by the end of the activity. Participants will be
asked to present their tickets and other supporting material on the first day of the meeting (original invoices, original receipts, in the case of e-tickets documentary evidence of the sum actually paid e.g. copy of credit card slip, copies of visas, boarding pass (both ways)
Note: presenting all the needed documents is mandatory for the reimbursement, otherwise
no payment can be made on spot.

Board and Lodging
Participants will be accommodated in Holiday Inn Hotel in Thessaloniki (http://www.hithessaloniki.gr/) in shared rooms. Meals will be covered by the organizers.

Enrolment fee and Visa
All participants are required to pay a participation fee of 30 euros, except of participants who had already been involved in the first activity. The fee is deducted from the refund of travel expenses. Visa costs will be fully reimbursed.

Insurance
The Youth Social Rights Network declines all responsibility for any risk that can occur to participants during their journey, or during their stay at Thessaloniki, Greece. Individual insurance or collective insurance against all risks is therefore necessary, the latter to be arranged by participants. There is a Social Security Convention on sickness insurance for member states of the European Union. Nationals of these countries can obtain the necessary documentation (European Health Insurance Card).

Apply now!

Application deadline: 2 July 2017

Date of selection: 7 July 2017

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