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Overview

Causeway is divided into three project types; Contact Exchanges, Youth Exchanges and Special Projects. Different rules apply for each type so please check the specifications carefully!

Contact exchanges are an opportunity to build initial contact and cooperation between groups of young people, with the hope of establishing a longer term working relationship leading to a full Causeway project. They can last from three to five days and involve six to 30 young people per group.

Youth exchanges bring together groups of six to thirty young people and their youth workers/leaders for periods of five to 21 days, excluding travel time. The emphasis is on skills development in a non-formal atmosphere. Advance planning visits between the partners can also be funded.

Special projects are designed to promote innovation and good practice in the youth sector.  They are for youth workers/leaders and youth organisations, groups or clubs as well as for young people. Special projects can incorporate training events, job shadowing and seminars but must always incorporate discussion/activities from which young British and Irish people will benefit.

Funding

In Contact and Youth Exchanges, the hosting partner applies for funding and distributes it to the sending partner. Hosting partners receive funds for activity costs and per diem allowances for the young people and youth workers/leaders taking part. They also receive a contribution towards the sending partner’s travel costs. For Special Projects, organisations receive up to 75% of their costs to a maximum grant of £15,000 sterling or their current euro equivalent.  See www.causewayyouth.org for full funding details.

Benefits

Taking part in a Causeway project teaches the importance of working in a team, helps young people explore the issue of identity, and promotes understanding of diversity. As there is no language barrier and comparatively short travel distances between the participating countries, strong relationships can be built up quickly.  The different project types allow organisations to take a graduated approach to international cooperation, by perhaps starting off with a Contact Exchange and building to a Youth Exchange or Special Project.

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Léargas

Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
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LéargasFriday, August 16th, 2019 at 9:00pm
⚡️Youth Workers ⚡️
YOCOMO 3 intends to create a space for you, as a youth worker, to reflect and exchange on your practice using the ETS competence model for youth workers.

Find out more ➡️ https://bit.ly/2ta4HfJ
Léargas
LéargasFriday, August 16th, 2019 at 12:05am
This training course is a unique opportunity for adventurous youth workers, who are ready and willing to reflect on, share, discover and explore how to work with facilitation of learning in youth work.

Find out more ➡️ https://bit.ly/2ta4HfJ
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Tools for Youth Exchanges enables participants to explore tools around group processes, (intercultural) learning, involvement of young people and how to facilitate these tools during a youth exchange.

Find out more and apply ➡️ https://bit.ly/2ta4HfJ
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