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.

Street campaign? Easy! Animate the Change

Posted: 2015-09-29
Category: Europe
Tagged: , protest , street art , street campaigning

Training Course


13-22 November 2015 | ULCINJ, Montenegro

Training for future multipliers in Street Campaigning!!!


Reaching groups of young people that are excluded, isolated, discriminated, building a tolerant and healthy divers community is always a hard, challenging and difficult task. Streets have a huge potential in terms of informing, making awareness, including and building a community therefore specific methods designed for street work are highly recommended in this field and specially in times when they are not so widely applied.

Max Kettle. Facebook for PR. Part 1.

Posted: 2015-09-28
Category: Europe
Tagged: , facebook , pr


It can be a little overwhelming at first, but Facebook represents great opportunities for PR..

Балтийский русский форум ищет участников из Латвии

Posted: 2015-09-23
Category: Europe
Tagged: , baltic , bryf2015 , estonia , europe , latvia , lithuania , russia

Срочно! Балтийский русский форум-2015 ищет участников из Латвии.


Dear friends!

Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association wants to let you know that we are looking for 3-4 active Latvian participants to this year`s "Baltic-Russia Youth Forum" which will take place form the 3rd until the 6th of November in Tallinn, Estonia. The event will happen in collaboration with the NATO HQ, Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Estonian Ministry of Defence. In addition, we are also collaborating with the Embassy of Canada.


For more information look here.

Young Peacebuilders Forum

Posted: 2015-09-08
Category: Europe
Tagged: , dialogue , education , forum , training , youth

11-15 November 2015, The Hague, NetherlandsThe UNOY 


As we celebrate the adoption of the Amman Youth Declaration written by young peacebuilders from all around the world, we would like to invite you to attend the UNOY Peacebuilders’ annual Young Peacebuilders Forum. The Forum will take place in The Hague 11-15 November 2015 and will bring together 60 young peacebuilders to come together to share their experiences and discuss common challenges.

Fail Forward Lab in the Ireland

Posted: 2015-09-04
Category: Europe
Tagged: , erasmus , insteslajute , ireland , leadership , program , training , youthwork

Editor's note: When I checked list of European trainings I found really interesting one. Worth spending your time. 


Training Course 25 October - 1 November 2015 | Co.Wicklow, Ireland

'Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better' (Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989)


#Infographics: International Youth Day

Posted: 2015-08-16
Category: Europe
Tagged: , brazil , eu , russia , un , unity , world , youth-day

#Infographics: International Youth Day 


This Friday our eyes turn over #Youth.

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

Dive into yourself!

Posted: 2015-07-08
Category: Europe
Tagged: , education , eu , ngo , program , youth

Training Course24-31 August 2015 | Croatia


Training course on personal development and experiential non-formal learning in outdoors method and tools, designed for youthworkers, youthleaders, trainers and interested individuals (teachers, educators, project leaders, project managers, volunteers).

João Joaquim: youth humanity destroyed

Posted: 2015-07-06
Category: Europe
Tagged: , future , latvia , portugal , povetry , problems , unemployment , youth

Editor's note: João Joaquim is Youth Leader and one of the "Scream for Freedom" projects coordinators. João gives us realistic perspective on the situation in Portugal. 


More then it seems Portugal is in chaos, especially in social and psychological level.

Each day that it pass, the economic conditions of families, violence and insecurity about the future get worst...It is almost impossible to stablish a life plan based on defined objectives, we do notknow if we will have jobs tomorrow due to contract laws/ Forced laws that make our plan ruined orthe country itself bankrupted....

Photoproject: Scream for Freedom

Posted: 2015-06-15
Category: Europe
Tagged: , freedom , latvia , photoproject , portugal

Editor's note: Social Photography Collaboration Project with Joao Joaquim in Portugal.


Scream for Freedom
*Grito pela Liberdade!* - PT*
Sauciens pēc brīvības* - LV 


Sintija Bernava (Latvia) and Joao Joaquim (Portugal)

Where should the limits to freedom of speech be set?

Posted: 2015-06-04
Category: Europe
Tagged: , debates , eu , freedom , hatespeech

Editor's note: New debates on the Debating Europe! Now the topic is.. freedom of speech.


It’s very easy to say there should be ‘no limits’ to freedom of speech. However, most people would agree it should be illegal to publish a person’s address along with instructions on the best ways to rough them up. Almost all countries have laws against harassment, or incitement to commit crimes, as well as restrictions on libel or slanderous speech.

Can social media help engage young people in politics?

Posted: 2015-05-17
Category: Europe
Tagged: , future , tech

Editor's note: Debating Europe start important debates on social media and young people engagement in politics. Follow the @Eunetwork!


32% of Europeans use the internet to follow politics. However, that number is even higher for young people, and over 40% of Europeans aged 15-24 say they have expressed their views on public issues via social media in the past two years versus only 25% of 45-54 year olds. And, despite declining voter participation, a wave of so-called “populist parties” are challenging mainstream traditional political parties in many European countries, often making effective use of social media in order to do so.

Перерыв на войну: блиц-интервью + комментарий организаторов

Posted: 2015-05-13
Category: Europe
Tagged: , efimova , ekaterina-efimova , europe , riga , russia , ww2


Молодёжный кинофестиваль «Перерыв на войну, — это взгляд на события 70-летней давности глазами современных молодых людей, чьё желание высказаться на тему продиктовано исключительно личными и творческими мотивами. Это честное кино, непредвзятое и некоммерческое, от потомков тех, кто воевал во Второй мировой войне. 

Мы предлагаем эксклюзивное блиц-интервью с организатором фестиваля из Санкт-Петербурга Екатериной Ефимовой, а также комментарий Руслана Панкратова, депутата Рижской Думы.

The European Dream on Europe Day

Posted: 2015-05-08
Category: Europe
Tagged: , 8may , europe , russia , victory

Editor's note: Celebrating the great union of the European peoples. Publication by Ana Maria Ducuta. Ana Maria is a Master's Degree Student of International Relations, PhD candidate in History and also popular writer. 


Now that the spring season is coming to an end and we enter into the next phase of seasonal life, with the blossoms billowing from the trees carried on the sweet scented air that marks the run up to the summer, my mind turns to what can be stated as the greatest political achievement of all time.

Chernobyl Is Burning, But Who's to Blame?

Posted: 2015-05-04
Category: Europe
Tagged: , chernobyl , disaster , ukraine

As Russia recovers from massive wildfires in the Siberian regions of Khakassia and Zabaikal, Ukraine has encountered an even more alarming problem: a 400-hectare wildfire dangerously close to the Chernobyl exclusion zone.


Written by Aric Toler.

Social ARTpreneurship for Innovative Solutions

Posted: 2015-04-22
Category: Europe
Tagged: , erasmus+ , mobile , salto , trainings , youth , youth-in-action
Training Course | 15-22 June 2015 | Llinars del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain

The project aims at making an important contribution to the promotion of "Social Entrepreneurship" at European level, emphasizing the possibilities that art and culture can offer to young people, in order to improve their working conditions.

Application deadline: 10 may

WATCH LIVE: Student Forum Maastricht 2015

Posted: 2015-04-16
Category: Europe
Tagged: , debating-europe , maastricht , students

Debating Europe is hosting great online debates project. They had over 2,000 questions and comments sent in to date as part of our Diversity Project. Topics have ranged from language, to youth participation in politics, to racism and discrimination, to immigration and asylum policies. In order to get a response to some of these comments, we will be co-hosting a panel discussion at 20:00 CET today at the Student Forum Maastricht, an annual student conference bringing together students from all over Europe with EU policymakers.


Taking part in the debate (and answering questions from our commenters) will be:

Rebecca Harms MEP, Co-Chair of Group of the Greens / European Free Alliance, Member of the Delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee

Marian-Jean Marinescu MEP, Vice-Chair of the European People’s Party, former Romanian Member of Parliament

Michael Theurer MEP, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs for the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (ALDE)

Jakob von Weizsäcker MEP, Member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs for the Socialists and Democrats (S&D)

Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director of the European Centre For International Political Economy