Østfold County Council is inviting AER members to join an Erasmus+ project proposal Østfold is going to lead. The idea is to develop a joint project, which will be rolled out on the occasion of the Summer Academy.
Meetings between young people and decision-makers:
The project Østfold County Council plans to apply for is the Erasmus + Key Action 3 “Support for policy reform: meetings between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth”, specifically fulfilling the following priority:
National meetings and transnational/international seminars that offer space for information, debate and active participation of young people – in dialogue with youth decision-makers -on issues which are relevant to Structured Dialogue or to the EU Youth Strategy
Deadline: April 26th 2016
The project will allow to further develop the dialogue between youth and regional politicians, which is already a highlight of this event. For partner regions this will also be an opportunity to lower the costs of the participation of their youth representatives and contribute to their own efforts.
The AER Summer Academy
The AER Summer Academy gathers 120-150 participants from across Europe for discussions and dialogue between youth and decision makers from European regions.
About half of the participants are young representatives from regional youth councils/parliaments/other regional youth organisations. Through 5 days of key note speeches, interactive workshops, plenary discussions, study visits and informal learning activities, the Summer Academy encourages dialogue between youth and decision makers and experts in all activities.
The topic for the AER Summer Academy 2016 is youth and entrepreneurship.
Østfold County Council
Østfold is a county located southeast of Oslo, at the Swedish border. Østfold has an area of 4,186 km², and 265,000 inhabitants. The most important business sectors are agriculture, forestry and industry. The county council’s main task is to act as a regional developer. It is our responsibility to help expand the labor market by stimulating creativity and innovation. Youth and entrepreneurship are important focus areas for the regional development work in Østfold.
The County Council has been actively involved in international projects and partnerships for many years. Østfold participates in European organizations such as AER and CPMR and in partnerships in the North Sea and Baltic Sea regions (NSC and BSSSC). In addition, Østfold is heavily involved in the INTERREG programs.
Interested? Please contact Line Helene Nilsen before 10 April 2015