November 29: “Empowering Youth for Europe” workshop at the Hanse-Office (Brussels)

On November 29, 2017, the Ministry for Labour, Social and Family Affairs and Integration of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Hanse-Office will organize a workshop entitled “Empowering Youth for Europe – The Future Shape of EU Youth Policies and Funding”. Taking place in Brussels at the Hanse-Office (Avenue Palmerston 20, 1000), the event aims at identifying what improvements are needed and which further EU strategies and funding could be useful to prepare young people for their future.
Indeed, considering the proposed actions of the European Union Commission to increase the budget of Erasmus + until 2020 of 200 million euros, the setting up of a European Solidarity Corps and a revision of the European Youth strategy for the period beyond 2018,
participants will discuss with representatives of the EU institutions, the Member States, regions and municipalities as well as young people and stakeholders whether the current rules and proposed actions are sufficient to create the desired push.
For registering, please send an e-mail to events@hanse-office.de by 22nd November 2017 at the latest.

CBSS Project Support Facility to develop Baltic Sea projects

The Council of the Baltic Sea States CBSS has recently launched a new call for proposals within the Project Support Facility.

The main purpose of the CBSS PSF is to co-finance the development and implementation of Baltic Sea Region (BSR) cooperation projects contributing to CBSS long-term priorities, bringing added value for the Baltic Sea Region, showing impact in regional cooperation and fostering sustainable partnerships. The total amount of the CBSS PSF for three years is one million euro.

The projects should be transnational in character and aim to have a sustainable outcome. The maximum amount of co-financing granted is 65 000 euros. The project proposals may be initiated by a variety of legal entities of CBSS Member States, as well as CBSS Expert Groups and CBSS Networks.

The CBSS priority area for the year 2017 is “Sustainable development for a prosperous Baltic Sea Region”.

The call is open from 15 February to 15 April 2017.

For more specific information about the call please visit CBSS Project Support Facility website.

Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue for young journalists

The Solidarity Academy of the European Solidarity Centre in cooperation with the Council of the Baltic Sea States is looking for 16 active, aspiring and young (20-30 years old) journalists from the member and observer states of CBSS who are willing to improve their editorial and journalism-related skills and engage themselves into the international networking process by taking part in the 2016 Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue.

The week-long seminar (13-20th November 2016) is an international project aimed at inspiring and supporting the development of the young intellectual elites in the Baltic Sea region.
At the workshops and lectures held during the Solidarity Academy-Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue in Gdańsk and Kaliningrad, 16 young journalists will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and improve their skills in such issues as geopolitics or liberation movements on both a local and global/ European scale and the Baltic Sea region in particular.

For more information about the event, please find attached the call for applications.

To register for the competition please fill out the online registration form.