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About

At the end of 2019, the Causeway British-Irish Exchange Youth Programme will conclude operations. Projects funded under the February, April and October 2019 deadlines will continue to receive support through Léargas to implement their activities. Read more


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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🌿 Go Green for your Community - Training Course 🌿
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LéargasFriday, January 24th, 2020 at 10:35pm
The topic of the thematic seminar is CLIL – content and language integrated learning. The conference will engage teachers that use CLIL in their schools in order to be able to share expertise and knowledge regarding CLIL and exchange good practice in using CLIL among schools in Europe. The goal is also to develop participants’ skills to boost the application of CLIL in classrooms and to network participants on the subject of CLIL.

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Léargas
LéargasFriday, January 24th, 2020 at 9:40pm
📣 Towards Collaborative Practice - Forum
This is a cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship and social innovation among young people.

Find out more 🔜 https://bit.ly/2Ggp819
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LéargasFriday, January 24th, 2020 at 9:10pm
⚡️ Mentoring is one of the key processes that makes a difference among volunteering projects in European Solidarity Corps or European Voluntary Service and other types of youth projects.
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Léargas
LéargasFriday, January 24th, 2020 at 1:46am
📣 Towards Collaborative Practice - Forum
A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship and social innovation among young people.

Find out more 🔜 https://bit.ly/2Ggp819