Azerbaijan is a country with the youngest population in EECA region. Median age of the population is 28! Maybe this is why people there are so open minded and interested in international youth cooperation? Let's discover it together! :-)
The Study Visit is co-organised by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Republic of Azerbaijan and the SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre. We are happy to emphasize that the partnership between SALTO EECA and the Ministry has started in 2007, when the Study Visit "Youth work reality in Caucasus countries" took place. Afterwards the representative of the Ministry took part in the Study Visit "Youth work reality in Austria and Belgium" and now the next stage of our cooperation is starting!
Ministry of Youth and Sport of Republic of Azerbaijan + SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus http://www.salto-youth.net/eeca/Resource Centre
Date and Venue
The Study Visit "Youth Work in Azerbaijan" will take place from 19th till 25th October 2009
(arrival day - 19 October, departure day - 25 October).
Participants will visit youth policy makers and youth organisations in Baku and in Gandja.
to discover youth work realities in Azerbaijan.
to learn about youth policies in Azerbaijan;
to share experiences and practices;
to foster mutual knowledge and understanding
to promote sustainable contacts between the youth NGOs aiming at future development of projects within the Youth in Action Programme
Study Visit will bring 25 participants, both - experienced youth workers from Programme Countries (http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/youth/programme/who_participate_en.php#4) as well as NA's officers.
active youth worker;
ready amd motivated to develop new international youth projects with Azerbaijan within Youth in Action Programme;
active participation and contribution during the full duration of the study visit;
ability to communicate in English;
Presentation of participants and organisations,
Presentation of the Youth in Action Programme with special focus on cooperation with the Neighbouring Partner Countries of the European Union,
Presentation of the youth work reality in Azerbaijan,
Visits to different youth organisation and institutions.
The lodging, board and local transportation will be provided by Ministry of Youth and Sport of Republic of Azerbaijan. http://www.mys.gov.az/
International travel costs as well as visa costs will be paid by relevant National Agencies of the Youth in Action Programme. http://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth/contacts_en.htm?cs_mid=152
Application Procedure & Deadline
Interested applicants from Programme Countries (i.e., EU member states, EFTA countries and Turkey) should fill-in on-line application form!
Interested National Agencies' representatives (preferably officers of Action 2 and Action 3.1) should fill in this brief on-line questionnaire. http://www.salto-youth.net/mySALTO/login/?pfad=/applicationonline/373/
Deadline is open till 11th September 2009.
The selection will be carried out by the organisers and relevant National Agencies of Youth in Action Programme. The selected participants will be informed directly by 25th September 2009.
Do you want to know more about Azerbaijan? Welcome to the EECA Manual: http://www.salto-youth.net/eecamanualazerbaijan/