Europe House Slavonski Brod (EHSB) is a non-governmental organization established in September 1998 in order to promote European and global integration processes and to support the cultural, political, and economic integration of Croatia into the European Union. One of its main goals is to promote and develop European interdependence and cooperation, human rights, environmental protection, as well as natural and cultural heritage. Our activities are focused on the integration of young people from rural areas, young people with different cultural, national, and religious backgrounds. We stimulate this through training events, workshops, individual support, international exchanges, and projects. We work both with adults and youngsters.

While implementing our own and our partners’ activities, we promote personal and social development and create a feeling of personal responsibility for peace, human rights, environmental protection, natural and cultural heritage. This is also the reason why we became part of Connectivity. We support initiatives and projects that strengthen non-formal education through outdoor activities, civic cohesion, and active citizenship on local levels… this is what Connectivity is all about.

Praxis Greece is a youth non-governmental organization in Serres, in North Greece which has activities in youth policy, media, migration and human rights fields. Founded in 1995 in order to offer a broad spectrum of activities to support the development and empowerment of the Greek civil society.

Praxis stands for developing youth participation at local level, with the purpose of fostering the potential of young people to be active citizens and actors of real social change in their local communities, as well as in their regional and international realities. We provide capacity building for young people for personal and social development using non-formal education methods.
The working methods are primarily based on the active participation and learning of participants promoted through non-formal and informal activities.

We are active players in the field of youth exchanges, seminars and trainings of young people, providing opportunities to discover a new cultural and social environment, improve understanding of a different way of life, develop the spirit of cooperation and skills.

We chose Connectivity because we provide valuable support to young people in implementing their ideas, projects and activities, encouraging all young people to participate in trainings and exchanges of experience. Furthermore, the staff members of Praxis constantly develop themselves and their professional skills in order to contribute with their experience and qualifications to the projects they implement and initiatives they take. This is further enhanced by cooperation meetings, exchanges of best practices, and being continuously informed about youth activities at a European level.

Creating an informal learning frame and empowering young people is on top of our list.

One of our associated partners, Cherry International Foundation, is doing an incredible work when it comes to creating tailor-made educational outdoor activities. 🚴‍♂️

Follow them and see how they do it!

Rota Jovem is a non-profit youth association based in Cascais, which has been promoting and supporting activities for young people since 1992, with over 27 years of existence!

The secret of the association is being an open door to new projects, an opportunity for young people to realize their ideas and dreams with the support of an organization.

We currently have about 1600 members who participate and promote activities in areas as diverse as intercultural learning, participation and volunteering, Europe and youth, international mobility, environmental awareness, sports, among others.

Our impact extends beyond Cascais, both nationally and internationally, through the many international mobility projects carried out. Throughout these years, many young people have been here and have participated and created new activities, always in a peer learning logic. We believe that knowledge sharing is facilitated by peer identification and that creating a space of trust is key to experiencing and daring. 🌱

To tackle the challenge of reaching and including young adults in a learning process, we need to provide them tailored interventions. Outdoors activities are a good opportunity to give space to more playfulness and effectiveness at the same time, to focus on the skills people actually possess, and not just those they lack while creating a dynamic and stimulating learning frame.

Along with the 7 partner organizations, Parcours Le Monde Ile-de-France and its local partners will share their good practices and work on the development of a sustainable and replicable method.
To support it, 4 training courses will take place over the next 3 years. They are designed to help social workers in implementing high-quality activities to achieve the following goals:
– how to reach out to adults who might have a negative perception of education?
– how to identify where the individual learner needs guidance and support?
– how to design programs choosing the most suitable pedagogies, as well as to identify the most appropriate times and places for learning?

Exciting, right? Stay connected for further information! 🥳