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Back CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Training course "Young activists for democracy"


Between 15-20 April 2024, the Youth Department organises the second edition of the training course Young activists for democracy to take place in the European Youth Centre Budapest

The course builds on the achievements of the training course held in 2023 and aims to further strengthen the capacity of youth civil society to advocate, mobilise and engage in processes that aim at revitalising democracy in Europe, particularly focused on youth participation. 

The training course aims to develop the capacity of young activists and youth civil society to advocate, mobilise and engage in processes in revitalising democracy in Europe, contributing to the full realisation of the Reykjavik Principles for democracy.  

 Objectives of the course: 

  • to learn about democracy and human rights and the Council of Europe standards and relevant work, notably the Reykjavik Principles for democracy. 
  •  to explore the causes and effects of democratic decline in Europe today and the role that young people can play in revitalising democracy. 
  • to develop participants’ competences in activism and mobilisation of young people and youth civil society with a view to uphold democratic values, implement and expand the standards for youth participation. 
  • to familiarise and associate participants with the Call for Action and the project Youth revitalising democracy.
  • to develop plans for the involvement of the activists in the project activities, notably in awareness-raising actions with the occasion of the International Day of Democracy in 2024. 

  Residential seminar: 15-20 April 2024 
 Online learning and mentoring: 21 April – 30 June 2024

 European Youth Centre Budapest

 Call for participants

 Deadline for applications:  15 March 2024, 14:00 CET

 Apply online

29 February 2024
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