Expedition - Designing Adventure in Rural Environment

Posted: 2016-03-10
Category: Europe
Tagged: , lithuania , trainings , youth participation , youth policy , youth work

Training Course14-22 May 2016 | 

Daugirdiškės, Lithuania


You work as a youth worker in rural environment? Youngsters complain that there is nothing to do there? You want to use digital technologies and develop their adventure skills in the middle of nowhere? Then come to 'Expedition'!

Emmet Tuohy: The Real Fight for Ukraine’s Future

Posted: 2016-02-29
Category: Europe
Tagged: , cis , eu , europe , future , nato , russia , ukraine



As rain clouds sweep in from the west on a winter morning, the Ukrainian Black Sea town of Mykolayiv does not present the most welcoming picture. Up to three feet of standing water obscure the city’s main intersections, where stray dogs and homeless people rush to traverse four lanes of traffic before the next taxi driver hydroplanes through. Local newspapers are filled with advertisements touting the “dignified, legal pay” of $60 per month for janitorial work, or seeking “women 18-35” who can earn $120 per month as “online chat hostesses, English language skills preferred.”

Photo: Near city hall in Mykolayiv, Ukraine, a large mural declares, “Wherever Ukraine lives, peace prevails.” Credit: Emmet Tuohy

Once upon today... in Europe

Posted: 2016-02-17
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , germany , international training , krzyzowa , poland

Training Course15-21 April 2016 | Krzyzowa, Poland


"Once upon today... in Europe" is an international training on how to work with historical narratives in non-formal youth education in the International Youth Meeting Center in Krzyzowa (Poland).

Ana Maria Ducuta: Personal identity in a globalized world — a myth?

Posted: 2016-02-12
Category: Europe
Tagged: , bi-cultural , eu , eu citizenship , identity

Isn't globalization a great multi-layered threat to the very fundament of our psyche — our identities? Ana Maria Ducuta argues that we need to "keep our selves".


In times of globalization, the high interconnectedness of social, economic and political factors is both a reality and a challenge.


Julia Vainio: reflection on the situation with refugees in Europe

Posted: 2016-02-02
Category: Europe
Tagged: , crisis , migrants , refugees , solution


Julia Vainio from Finnland reflects on the situation with refugees in Europe from the Finn's and political science student perspective.

Ilusions: how to improve your leader skills

Posted: 2016-01-30
Category: Europe
Tagged: , ceuta , eu , spain , youth , youth-in-action


Siesta?! No, it's Training Course in Spain!!

10-15 May 2016 | Ceuta, Spain

An important priority for the European Commission is to give young people with fewer opportunities access to the Erasmus +:Youth in Action Program. The aim of this TC is to promote new inclusion projects with higher quality and new cooperation networks.The main aim of this TC is to promote new inclusion projects with higher quality and new cooperation networks.

Армия безработной молодёжи: миф или реальность

Posted: 2016-01-30
Category: Europe
Tagged: , ec , eu , eurocomission , europe , guarantees , youth


Легко ли быть молодым и трудоустроенным в Евросоюзе? Если посмотреть на официальную статистику безработной молодёжи в ЕС, то общее число с лихвой перебьёт любую современную армию или маленькое государство. Так, только в одной Латвии более 50 тысяч безработной молодёжи. Представьте, это мог бы быть пятый по величине город в нашей стране. Но настолько ли ситуация драматичная как то показывают цифры, — ответ не очевидный. 

Looking Into Food Paradise with Empty Stomach

Posted: 2016-01-23
Category: Europe
Tagged: , asia , crysis , eu , eurasia , europe , food , global , hunger , supplies , world


According to a recent studies of  the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations about a third of all food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted. Around 100 million tonnes of food are wasted every year in the European Union. Food waste, including water, land, energy, labour and capital and needlessly produce greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to global warming and climate change. If nothing will be done, food waste in European Union could rise to over 120 million tonnes by 2020.

2016 and the European Union - getting strong together?

Posted: 2016-01-18
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , europe , future , politics

Editor's note: Ana Maria Ducuta, PhD candidate in History and also popular writer reflects on the sensitive EU issue.


2016 is the year of the Monkey in the Chinese horoscope. Following the footsteps of an explosive 2015, new major challenges for the European Union are coming. 2016 will be the year of answers, weather diplomatic or military, of challenges and solutions, but most of all, the year of reshaping political and social identities on the European agenda. It is becoming more clear that any lack in the European policies can hurt the stability of the European Union more than ever and that it can damage its values in a very hurtful manner.

Old Vs Young. The portrait of an ageing Europe

Posted: 2016-01-11
Category: Europe
Tagged: , ageing , donum animus , eu , latvia , life skills academy , sintija bernava , young


Ageing is one of the European Union’s main demographic challenges. European Union is continuing to age and number of children and young people has been decreasing continuously over recent years.  Eurostat -the statistical office of the European Union — carries out annual collections of demography data from national statistical authorities, including statistics concerning population.   In 2015, the European Union population reached population 508 million people and the  number of elderly people (aged 65 or more) has been exceeding the number of children since 2004.

Happy New Year 2016

Posted: 2015-12-31
Category: Europe
Tagged: , 2016 , new year


Make New Year's goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come. 

Open call for the European Peace Summit 2016

Posted: 2015-12-29
Category: Europe
Tagged: , budapest , peace , summit



The 1st European Peace Summit is organized in the frames of Peace Revolution, from World Peace Initiative Foundation. Peace Revolution is a free online self-development project aiming to promote a culture of peace through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Peace Revolution’s slogan, Peace In Peace Out, stands for each individual’s choice to be the change they want to see in the world. So, through individual mindful action, we can make sustainable world peace a tangible reality.


Milda Ezerskyte: Each country should find it's own way to integrate refugees

Posted: 2015-12-18
Category: Europe
Tagged: , baltics , eu , future , integrationsnet , migrants , refugees , scandinavia


What is the future of Schengen zone and secrets of of successful integration of the refugees? Today we have interview with Milda Ezerskyte, representative of the Danish project "Integrationsnet", she is also expert in the refugees integration, has practical background of working with them. Milda participated in the My!Europe conference 2015 as a speaker and agreed to share her views with us. 

By Aleksey Vesyoliy for the, 18.12.2015.

Киев не перестает удивлять. 4 видео + фото

Posted: 2015-12-06
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , europe , kiev , ukraine


Киев не перестает удивлять!

"Центр Киева - БТР и младенец. Киев не перестает удивлять. Что случилось в центре столицы? Откуда столько боевой техники? Прохожие с детьми только и успевают снимать это на видео", — пишет Оксана, наш активист в Киеве.

Инфографика: Атомная энергия в Европе

Posted: 2015-12-01
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , fukusima , nuclear , nuclear energy


Начиная с Фукусимы Европа разделилась в подходе по атомной энергии. На востоке расщепление атомов всё ещё популярно..

Children in Europe are at risk of poverty and social exclusion

Posted: 2015-11-26
Category: Europe
Tagged: , children , europe , povetry , risks


Current economic, financial and social crisis is creating an increase in relative and absolute child poverty and social exclusion across the European Union and beyond its borders. Of the estimated 2.2 billion children worldwide, about a billion, or every second child,  live in poverty. 22 000 children die each day due to povery, according to UNICEF data. Even in countries that have experienced economic growth in recent years, the gap between rich and poor is increasing. 

Павел Мельник: тренды и возможности Европейского рынка IT-индустрии.

Posted: 2015-11-17
Category: Europe
Tagged: , ephyrus , , eu , it , mila-pavlova , pavel-melnik , rigacomm , russia , startup , ukraine , us


Украинские молодые предприниматели Павел Мельник и Мила Павлова приехали на RigaComm 2015 из Киева познакомиться с рынком информационных технологий Латвии, представить свою компанию Ephyros и открыть для себя новые направления и возможности. А вот легко ли быть молодым IT предпринимателем в Украине? Какие направления открывает для себя IT-индустрия Украины? Мы взяли интервью у CEO Ephyros и у вас есть возможность узнать, что на самом деле происходит на украинском рынком IT, взглянуть на контрасты Европейского рынка, а также посмотреть на новый тренд в России.

Baltic Russian Youth Forum 2015: Reviews & Comments

Posted: 2015-11-10
Category: Europe
Tagged: , bryf , bryf2015 , estonia , finnland , latvia , lithuania , norway , russia , sweden


Baltic Russian Youth Forum 2015 is finished, but it's only the start of the story! Big Thanks to Estonia for such deep and extraordinary work. The best way to understand forum and to become closer to it's atmosphere is to read participants comments and remarks on the contents. See you the next year in Vilnius. Enjoy!

Baltic-Russian Youth Forum 2015: New start in the North

Posted: 2015-11-03
Category: Europe
Tagged: , bryf2015 , estonia , finland , latvia , norway , russia , sweden


Baltic-Russian Youth Forum started in Estonia. This year is especially interesting, because of new geopolitical realities. Tallinn gathered international experts not only from Baltic countries and Russia, but we see very deep input from Nordic countries and even Easter Partnership. We tried to gather the most interesting quotations from the opening session in Tallinn on the topic on "Nordic-Baltic Perception of Security".

Exercise: Values and ideas

Posted: 2015-10-20
Category: Europe
Tagged: , brainstorm , exercise , tool , youth-work


Brainstorm is one of the most common tool to generate ideas for project or activities. After brainstorm session usually you have listed dozen of ideas. Tool we present can be very helpful inthis particular situation in decision making.

Composing Multiculturalism: Lisabonā apskatāma starptautiska fotogrāfiju izstāde

Posted: 2015-10-19
Category: Europe
Tagged: , latvija , lissabon , riga , sintija-bernava

Lisabonā apskatāma starptautiska fotogrāfiju izstāde ‘’Composing Multiculturalism’’, kurā piedalās arī trīs Latvijas pārstāvji.


Sintija Bernava

Nevalstiskās organizācijas – biedrības „DONUM ANIMUS“ valdes priekšsēdētāja

Idea generator

Posted: 2015-10-14
Category: Europe

This tool helps to generate various solutions for identified problem and prepare brief plan of its implementation.


It use both individual and group work.

Aims of the tool

Develop ideas

Find innovative solutions for indentified problems 

Think how limitations can influence on problems solution 

Empowerment of young people for political participation in the democratic life in Europe

Posted: 2015-10-13
Category: Europe
Tagged: , democracy , europe , euyc , italy , latvia , participation , youth


Final Joint Recommendations on “Empowerment of young people for political participation in the democratic life in Europe”


Luxembourg, 21 - 24 of September 2015

E-Booklet: Take Initiative to Rock Your Careers

Posted: 2015-10-08
Category: Europe
Tagged: , erasmus+ , ngo , projects , toolkit


The tool presents the project 'Take Initiative to Rock Your Careers', its activities and results. These are about the possibilities of volunteering, EVS, social initiatives and NGOs. Additionally, various youth tips for success in career are provided.

Видео из Киева: Видимо скоро выборы..

Posted: 2015-10-02
Category: Europe
Tagged: , elections , kiev , kyiv , threats

Видео из Киева: Видимо скоро выборы..

Только пока не знаю цель их похода... но думаю что какая-то заварушка перед выборами в местный совет 25 октября. Ходят такие воины добра по улицам и ничего их не смущает, творят добро, блин. И музыка на русском, — комментирует наша активист из Киева.