“Еmpowerment for employment”

Contact Making Event
“Еmpowerment for employment”


Project Summary:

As keen advocates of the previous Youth in Action and Lifelong Learning Programmes as well as the current Erasmus+ Programme, we strongly believe that mobilising and involving young people in transnational projects is one of the effective tools in dealing with the possible consequence of unemployment. Though majority of the projects offered around Europe and worldwide do not create jobs themselves, precious learning gained when attending or helping to organise an activity leads to invaluable experiences. We have already seen the outcomes of that with hundreds of young people boosting their self-esteem, becoming more motivated to overcome challenges, developing resilience and even setting up their own entrepreneurial ventures (e.g. projects, start-ups, etc.).
How to ensure, however, that the projects offered to young people, particularly those unemployed ones, are truly meaningful and empowering? How to turn them into valuable lessons with learning and development (both personal and professional) in focus? And finally, how to activate those who have already lost their hopes and are reluctant to make any further steps towards the future? These and many other questions sparked up the discussion between partners and led to the following application being presented.

The proposed Contact Making Event (with elements of a training course) is aimed at bringing together stakeholders interested in developing networks and joint future projects with the view to addressing issues of youth unemployment. We wish to achieve that by means of:
– gathering 27 youth workers and project coordinators from around Europe to better understand short and long term implications of youth unemployment;
– exchanging best practices in the fields of youth empowerment and supporting the development of employability skills through engagement in youth projects;
– developing capacities to prepare and implement high-quality, sustainable youth projects with long lasting impact at the local and international level;
– facilitating networking between partner promoters and development of strategies for the future joint projects aimed at unemployed young people;
– promoting the use of the local and international funds (e.g. Erasmus+) in supporting young people’s development and combating the consequences of youth unemployment;
– developing ideas and strategies for the future joint projects to be carried out by the partner promoters.


Organizations involved:

  • „The Change is in You” Association – Bulgaria;
  • Chrzescijanska Sluzba Charytatywna Oddzial Podlaski – Полша;
  • Asociatia Tinerilor Activi Civic – Румъния;
  • Future in Progress – Румъния;
  • Consilium Development and Training – Англия;
  • The 4Cs-Climate Change Community Champions – Англия;
  • Slovak Youth of Traveling, Education and Volunteering – Словакия;
  • FuturEurope Youth – Турция;
  • Jump in Associazione Culturale – Италия;
  • Associazione INNOVAMENTIS – Италия;
  • European Youth Centre Břeclav – Чехия;
  • PREDA Plus – Македония;
  • Center for Training and Consultancy ERA – Македония;
  • VsI Tarptautinis bendradarbiavimo centras – Литва;
  • Exandas – Institute for Sustainable Civil Society – Гърция;
  • Stichting CODINE – Холандия.



All participants will be accommodated at Ośrodek Wypoczynkowy „Orion” in Wisla in southern Poland. Orion will also host all workshops as well as meals during the mobility. Here you can check the photos of the venue.: http://www.osrodekorion.pl/

The address of the venue:
Ośrodek Wypoczynkowy „Orion”
ul. Spacerowa 7
43-460 Wisła



Every day’s menu will be typical local meals, prepared and served for you in our accommodation. If you are vegetarian, vegan (other) you should inform us. No alcoholic drinks will be allowed on the place.


Financial support:

Project is supported by program of European Union ERASMUS+. Accommodation, meals, program and travel cost (based on distance) are covered from grant. There is no participation fee.


Travel cost reimbursement:

100% of the participants‘ travel costs will be reimbursed within the valid budget sums calculated according to the official rules of Erasmus+ programme. If a sum exceeds the limit, the excess will be paid by the participants themselves. The reimbursement limit is 170€ per participant from Bulgaria.

Important: In order to obtain reimbursement for the tickets, you need to obey the following rules:
1) You need to present ALL THE TICKETS, including RETURN TICKETS, which you will send after realization of the project, otherwise YOU WILL NOT BE REIMBURSED (DO NOT FORGET TO KEEP YOUR BOARDING PASSES FROM AIRPORT CHECK-IN)
2) You need to use PUBLIC TRANSPORT e.g. planes, trains, buses, trams or underground.
3) You need to depart from the country.
4) It is recommended to make scans of tickets before your arrival in case you lose them. The reimbursement will be done only in euros.



The travel insurance is not mandatory but it is highly reccommended. It costs 1 BGN/day and covers all the common injuries during projects up to 5000 Euro. Our organization is not covering insurance, it is individual, but we are going to support you to obtain a proper insurance for the duration of the project. For more information about the insurance, contact us.

Every participant should have valid European Health Card.



Every participant is individually entitled to receive a Youthpass Certificate, which confirms participation and
validates the non-formal learning (NFL) experience of Training course project. Validating the learning experiences of participants is important in itself and the document can be of benefit in terms of the educational or employment future of the participant. Through Youthpass the European Commission ensures the Training course activity is recognized as a non-formal learning experience.
(*For more information on Youthpass you may click on this page to check it online)



In order to apply for this project, fill in THIS APPLICATION FORM and send it to: stanimir.chukov@gmail.com.

In the title of the e-mail, write down the name of the project.
The deadline for applying is 10. 10. 2016