Youth initiatives against local problems

Surveys and reports show that active engagement of young people living in Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, Italy, Hungary and Turkey is lower than the EU average.  Eurobarometer survey shows that young people living in these countries would like to participate in volunteering activities and active engagements to contribute their local communities but they cannot find appropriate and sustainable funding to their endeavors and initiatives.

Youth Initiatives Against Local Problems (YIA Local) aims to contribute to capacity development of young people on the topics of active participation, citizenship, engagement, entrepreneurship, volunteerism in the society by encouraging and training them to be able to take initiative and/or a part in social sector organizations.

Mobility activity will last 8 (+2 days for mobility) days and involve non-formal and informal:

  • Training methods
  • Study visits
  • Role playing activities
  • Simulations
  • Debates
  • Outdoor activities

The current mobility is an Erasmus+ KA1 youth exchange. The methodology will include communication-based methods (interaction, dialogue, open discussions), activity based methods (Sharing experience, practice and experimentation), socially focused methods (partnerships, teamwork, networking) and self-directing methods (creativity, discovery, responsibility, action). Participants’ learning experiences are recognised through a Youthpass.

Participants should be:

  • 18-30 years old(no age limit for group leader);
  • Hungarian citizen or have residence in Hungary;
  • Interested in the topic;
  • Have a good conduct in English;
  • Be able to attend the entire programme;
  • Committed to disseminate the results of the project as widely as possible;
  • Committed to multiply the results of the project in the local communities;
  • Agree on participating on behalf of the Hungarian sending organisation Kulturális Kapcsolatokért Alapítvány;
  • Agree on sharing information on the Hungarian sending organisation Kulturális Kapcsolatokért Alapítvány and promoting its activities during the project;
  • Fill in the application form and agree on the terms of Participant’s Declaration.
  • Agree on writing a short summary and/or creating a video after the project that will be published on the ICRP’s website and social media sites.

Selection of participants will be done jointly by ICRP and the organizer.

The roles of the group leader:

  • contributes to the planning of the project,
  • takes part in implementation under the coordination of the organizers
  • supports participants in their learning process and raises awareness about the topic.

  • Programme and action:

    Erasmus+ KA1 youth exchange

  • Dates:

    23 August - 1 September 2019

  • Venue:

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • Number of participants:


  • Participating countries:
    • Bulgaria
    • Greece
    • Hungary
    • Italy
    • Romania
    • Turkey