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2022 European Year of Youth

GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF CONNECT INTERNATIONAL

The annual General Assembly of CONNECT International for 2022 was held in Belgrade. The Assembly was held in person for the first time in three years and was attended by representatives of member organizations from all around Europe who had a chance to...

European Year of Youth 2022 Has Reached Belgrade

During the events surrounding the "European Living Library for Young Citizens" in Belgrade, Serbia we have presented the European year of Youth 2022 to the citizens and guests of the Serbian capital city. A large number of people were informed about the importance...

European Living Library in Belgrade, Serbia

The long journey of the project "European Living Library for Young Citizens" is slowly coming to an end. The final set of events and meetings was held from November 4 to 7, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia, thus concluding a series of activities that have visited...

European Year of Youth Has Visited Ljubljana

CONNECT is continuing its efforts to introduce as many people to the European YEAR OF YOUTH 2022 Initiative. The latest promotional event was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on October 20th within the European Living Library which we have implemented. During the...

Connect hosted EPITOME Transnational Project Meeting

On October 6, 2022 in Brussels was held Transnational Project Meeting of the EU/Erasmus+ funded project EPITOME (Exploring the Potential of Minecraft in Problem Based Curricula). The goal of the meeting was to summarise and evaluate project activities and...

CONNECT Presented as an Example of Good Practice in Spain

On Friday, October 7, a training session of the Sagunto City Council on European projects was implemented by our member organization Backslash. The event helped to explain the importance of collaboration between civil society and local administration, how to apply...

October is the European Cybersecurity Month

The European Year of Youth has set out nine topics of this year, one being "Digital," which is followed by other highly important initiatives for young people. CONNECT International has dedicated itself to contributing to the digital agenda and promoting...

European Year of Youth Promoted in Spain by CONNECT

The promotion of the European year of Youth was held in Quart de Poblet, Valencian region, on September 28th as a part of an event within The European Living Library. During the event, participants got to know what #EYY22 is and how to contribute to this movement....

Educ@te platform has been launched!

We are happy to announce that Educ@te platform is now ONLINE! It represents an e-learning tool for raising the capacities of human rights educators (HRE) to work in the online environment. It is designed to provide HRE trainers with: theoretical background for...

Digital YOu Hackathon – Call for Participants

Did you ever participate in a 5 hours long seminar online and thought: “OMG this could be done so much better”?  Did you try to manage your organization online and wondered if you can find simpler ways to do so? Did you miss networking events during COVID-19?...

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges funding opportunity

Being part of an exchange program, but making it digital. The EU has introduced new components of the Erasmus+ program, thus allowing young people to take part in digital exchanges. Erasmus+ Virtual Exchanges are online people-to-people activities that promote...

Call for Participants – “Turning Digital” Training

Project ‘’Turning Digital’’ aims to establish a sustainable adult e-learning system working towards providing beneficiaries the opportunity for skills development, improving educational accessibility to the activities and increasing participation in adult...

Results of the “DigitalYOu” Research are now Online!

Digital technologies have changed the way the world works. The process of digitalization has affected all segments of the global society, economy and the environment in which all organizations operate, so that it can be freely said that the digital transformation...

CONNECT meets META in Brussels

Brussels, June 24, 2022 – CONNECT's team met with the Meta Public Policy Team in Brussels, where they discussed digital citizenship and the youth sector challenges, as well as potential cooperation! META and CONNECT International have both worked on digital...

Introducing “Democracy Here. Democracy Now” Campaign

"Democracy here, democracy now" is an international campaign launched by the Council of Europe's Youth Department with the goal of connecting young people, youth organizations, institutions, and other stakeholders, and providing them with a space to discuss the...

Promotion of the European Year of Youth in Skopje

The activities, significance, and purpose of the 2022 European Year of Youth were presented on June 9 to the citizens of Skopje, North Macedonia, during the implementation of the European Living Library event. Visitors of this event had a chance to find out...

EDUC@TE TRAINING HELD IN SKOPJE, NORTH MACEDONIA

Training of trainers within the project "EDUC@TE" was held in Skopje, North Macedonia, from 5th to 10th June 2022. The activity was attended by youth workers, educators and members of youth organizations with experience in online human rights education from...

START OF THE “FAMILY FRIENDLY SPORTS” PROJECT

The project "FFS – Family Friendly Sports" is supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and brings together 7 different organizations and sports clubs from 5 countries around Europe to achieve the aim of creating a sustainable ecosystem for the...

CONNECT at the European Year of Youth Stakeholder Meeting

Representative of CONNECT International has participated in the fifth meeting of the European Year of Youth stakeholders and national coordinators. The meeting was held online on June 2, 2022. We had the honor of facilitating a discussion group "Digital", which was...

European Year of Youth Promoted in Bijeljina

The presentation of the European Year of Youth was done during the central event of the European Living Library that was held in Bijeljina, Bosnia and Herzegovina on May 27. The citizens of Bijeljina and activists involved in the "European Living Library"...

Educ@te workshop held in Brussels

The second workshop implemented within the project “Educ@te” was organized in Brussels, Belgium, from 13 to 16 May 2022. The event was attended by members of youth organizations and youth educators from Western and Northern Europe...

Introduction to the European Year of Youth 2022

EUROPEAN YEAR OF YOUTH 2022 "But if we are to shape our Union in their mould, young people must be able to shape Europe's future. Our Union needs a soul and a vision they can connect to." Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission During the 2021...

Democracy Here, Democracy Now – Youth Action Week

We're excited to share information about the upcoming Youth Action Week within the Council of Europe's Youth Department's Democracy Here, Democracy Now Campaign, which was shared with us by the Campaign Secretariat! From June 27 to July 2, the Youth Department...

CONNECT to support  The European Year of Youth 2022 

During the 2021 State of the Union address, European Commission President Von Der Leyen announced the Commission's intention to propose designating 2022 as the European Year of Youth. Following the conclusion of the inter-institutional negotiations, 2022 was...

Educ@te workshop implemented in Belgrade

The workshop within the project "Educ@te" was held in Belgrade, Serbia, from April 11 to 14, 2022. The activity was attended by educators and members of youth organizations from Southeastern and Eastern Europe who had a unique chance to share experiences and...

Start of the project DigitalYOu!

The start of the project "DigitalYOu - Digitalization of Youth Organizational Work" was marked by a kickoff meeting which was held in Belgrade from April 1 to 4, 2022. During the event partner organizations CONNECT international (Belgium), Balkan Urban Movement...

Take part in Educ@te workshop in Brussels (13-16.05.2022)

If you are a youth worker or a member of a youth organization working on human rights education online, we are inviting you to apply for the EDUC@TE workshop, which will take place in Brussels, Belgium from May 13 to May 16, 2022. During this workshop, we will:...

Take part in Educ@te workshop in Belgrade (11-14.04.2022)

If you are a youth worker or a member of a youth organization working on human rights education online, we are inviting you to apply for the EDUC@TE workshop, which will take place in Belgrade, Serbia from April 11 to April 14, 2022. During this workshop, we will:...

Second partner meeting within the EPITOME project

On January 31, 2022, the EPITOME partners met virtually to discuss the status of the deliverables comprising the first intellectual outputs of the project and agree upon the actions for their finalization. The specification for delivering project-based learning...

EPITOME Platform Is Published

The COVID pandemic has affected more than 1.6 billion children and youth in 161 countries due to school closures. A lot can be done to at least reduce the impact through remote learning strategies which do not repeat what already takes place but explore new ways of...

Start of the project EDUC@TE

The COVID19 pandemic has forced almost all young people to abruptly digitalize their lives and transfer them online. Now social interactions, communication, work and education are happening in a virtual space. This sudden change has provoked serious consequences...

SOCI@LISE Study Session implemented in Budapest, Hungary

The study Session “Soci@lise: Social Rights in Digital Era” was held from 12th to 18th July 2021 in European Youth Center in Budapest, Hungary. The event was organized by CONNECT International and Youth Express Network with the support of the Youth Department of...

CONNECT is a Partner on the Project “EPITOME”

In the next two years CONNECT International will be working on a project "EPITOME - Exploring the Potential of mInecrafT in prObleM basEd curricula" as a part of a 6 member Consortium comprised of organizations, companies and institutions from across Europe. The...

YouthMobility.Org Platform Is Now Online!

CONNECT and BUM are thrilled to announce the launching of the platform YouthMobility.org, a place that links organizations which are implementing youth exchange activities with young people who are willing to participate in them from all around Europe. The...

“THINK! Don’t Hate” platform has arrived

The project “THINK! Don’t Hate” is implemented by Kosova Young Lawyers – KYL in coordination with its five partners: Syllogos Apofiton Ekpedeftirion Mandoulidi (Greece), Prima (Montenegro), CONNECT International (Belgium), Libero (Serbia) and Interkultura (North...

Exchange It Platform Launched

The interactive online platform within the project “Exchange it – towards cooperation and reconciliation” is now online! The platform is designed to support youth organizations who are working on the implementation of youth exchanges in post conflict areas. It...

Start of the project “THINK! Don’t hate.”

In the next year and a half, the CONNECT International will be part of an international consortium established for the implementation of the project "Think! Don't hate - Preventing and countering online hate speech. This project is supported by the Erasmus +...

Take Part In The Research “Do (Not) Digitalize Me”

In 2021 CONNECT International is implementing the project "Do (Not) Digitalize Me", supported by European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. The main aim of this project is to open debate on the impact of digitalization on youth work and to help youth...

NF@ Guide for Online Non-Formal Education is Now Online

The COVID 19 pandemic has demonstrated to all of us active in the youth sector something that has become apparent even to those who are the most opposed to digitalization and modern technologies - youth work is increasingly moving online. The transfer of youth...

General Assembly of CONNECT International held online

The General Assembly of CONNECT International was organized on Monday, December 21, 2020 via the interactive video conference platforms. It was attended by representatives of member organizations from all around Europe. This event offered a spot for members to...

NF@ Training held in Vršac, Serbia

The training seminar within the project "NF@ - building capacities of youth organizations to create online NFE activities" was held from 8th till 13th November 2020 in Vršac, Serbia. The training was attended by young people  from all over Europe, who...

Become a part of the CONNECT’s Pool of Experts

We are happy to invite all people with experience in youth work, digitalizatioin, non-formal education and digital rights protection and promotion to appply for the membership in the CONNECT International Pool of Trainers. By being part of the Pool of Experts you...

Exchange It – Training for Starters Held in Niš, Serbia

The first of two planned training seminars within the project "Exchange it - Towards Cooperation and Reconciliation" was implemented in Niš, Serbia, from August 31st till September 7th, 2020. The Training for Starters was attended by the representatives of youth...

Digital Youth Work In the Age Of COVID19

The global outbreak of COVID 19 has had a profound effect on the lives of billions of people around the world. It has changed the way we work, study, travel and even how we have fun and relax. The youth workers and their organizations and institutions haven't been...

Webinar “Fighting Disinformation” held on July 29, 2020

The webinar “Fighting Disinformation – working with young people on Digital Literacy” was held on Tuesday, July 29th via the ZOOM platform. More than 30 participants from all around Europe have attended the Webinar and had the opportunity to explore the influence...

Safety Measures During COVID-19 Pandemic

According to recommendations given by the World Health Organization, Connect International has developed the set of measures to be followed during the meetings and events, such as trainings, in order to ensure safe and positive experience for all participants...

Webinar “Digital Youth Work” held on June 12, 2020

The webinar “Digital Youth Work – Opportunities and Challenges” was held on Friday, June 12, via the ZOOM platform. Participants from all around Europe have attended the Webinar and were introduced to the definitions of digital rights and digital youth work as...

DATA PROTECTION POLICY – Youthilize 2.0 Webinar

INFORMATION REGARDING PROCESSING & STORING OF YOUR DATA CONNECT International (Address: Avenue Michel Ange 49, Brussels, Belgium; Phone: +4915126535312; Email: office@connect-international.org) is collecting and storing your personal data and contact details...

Take Part in Research on Online Gender Violence

CONNECT International is inviting you to take part in our research on gender-based violence and discrimination in virtual world and help us get insight in this destructive phenomenon. Online gender violence is not a phantom. It is not random anonymous comments and...

DATA PROTECTION POLICY – Digital Youth Work Webinar

INFORMATION REGARDING PROCESSING & STORING OF YOUR DATA CONNECT International (Address: Avenue Michel Ange 49, Brussels, Belgium; Phone: +4915126535312; Email: office@connect-international.org) is collecting and storing your personal data and contact details...

COVID 19 Pandemic – Opening The PanData Box?

The Smart Cities and their linked technologies are proven to contribute to the smart government of a city or a region. More and more governments are using sensors to generate data to monitor the current state of the city. Some of them understood the benefits of...

COVID-19: Is our health the only asset at stake?

COVID-19 seems to rule our everyday life and has set solid grounds for huge digital steps in every aspect of social, labor, educational and commercial level. It is true, though, that the recent digitalization of procedures and the technological revolution that...

Privacy Policy and GDPR – Work Programme 2020

INFORMATION REGARDING PROCESSING & STORING OF YOUR DATA CONNECT International (Address: Avenue Michel Angel 49, Brussels, Belgium; Phone: +4915126535312; Email: office@connect-international.org) is collecting and storing your personal data and contact details...

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS – Starters & Developers Training

Are you interested in organizing effective and meaningful exchanges to enrich the lives of young people? Do you sometimes face obstacles in organizing those exchanges? Do you think you are just starting to learn about youth exchanges? …or you just need to develop...

Start of the project Exchange It

Kosova Young Lawyers – KYL together with six partners Libero, Proni, Backslash, Connect International, Intercultura and Syllogos Apofiton Ekpedeftirion Mandoulidi held the very first activity of the “Exchange it – towards cooperation and reconciliation” project...

BITE of Art Team Meeting Held in Valencia

BITE of Art project coordination team gathered in Valencia, Spain, from 4th to 8th of November, establishing necessary foundation for the smooth implementation of the project activities. Beside technical aspect of its implementation, development of the basic...

UpDatAed Piloting Finished

Connect International finished the piloting of the Guide for data protection in youth organizations. Together with participants of UpDatAed project CI developed standards for organizations who care about the digital rights of their users to apply them easily...

Third SmartCity Festival Finished

On the 15th of October 2019 a Smart City Festival 2019 was held in Belgrade, gathering stakeholders from civil society, academia and local authorities from all over the world and opening discussion on how smart cities influence living of people in urban and...

UpDatAed Training for Peer Advisors held in Belgrade

Training for Peer Advisors within the project “UpDatAed - Towards digitally safe youth organizations” was held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 13th till 19th September 2019. The goal of it was to help youth organizations to implement standards, methods, and tools...

UpDatAed Guide is Now Available Online

"UpDatAed - Guide for Youth Organizations on Digital Safety and Privacy" is designed to support youth organizations in improving their practices of collection and further use of personal data and to make their operation safer. Particular emphasis will be on...

Call for Peer Advisors Training – UpDatAed

In June 2019 we have implemented UpDatAed Seminar for standardization at which we talked about human rights of Internet users, online safety and privacy in youth work. Stakeholders discussed the challenges of youth work when it comes to protecting young people’s...

UpDatAed Seminar for Standardisation Held in Thessaloniki

From the 27th of May till the 1st of June, as part of the “UpDatAed - Towards digitally safe youth organizations” project, a seminar for standardisation has taken place in Thessaloniki, Greece. Within it stakeholders from all around Europe had an opportunity...

Youthilize E-democracy Guide Available Online

The progress of local communities is not possible without the involvement of young people. But many young people are not interested or not capable of taking a part in the decision making process of their communities due to unadjusted and incomprehensible approach...

PRIVACY POLICY & GDPR – Project “UpDatAed”

INFORMATION REGARDING PROCESSING & STORING OF YOUR DATA CONNECT International (Address: Avenue Michel Angel 49, Brussels, Belgium; Phone: +4915126535312; Email: office@connect-international.org) is collecting and storing your personal data and contact details...

PRIVACY POLICY & GDPR – POOL OF EXPERTS

INFORMATION REGARDING PROCESSING & STORING OF YOUR DATA CONNECT International (Address: Avenue Michel Ange 49, Brussels, Belgium; Phone: +4915126535312; Email: office@connect-international.org) is collecting and storing your personal data and contact details...

PRIVACY POLICY & GDPR – Project “UpDatAed”

INFORMATION REGARDING PROCESSING & STORING OF YOUR DATA CONNECT International (Address: Avenue Michel Ange 49, Brussels, Belgium; Phone: +4915126535312; Email: office@connect-international.org) is collecting and storing your personal data and contact details...

Connect International at Western Balkans Digital Summit

Representatives of CONNECT International have attended the Western Balkans Digital Summit in Belgrade, Serbia. The summit was organised on April 4th and 5th in Palace of Serbia.  This event represents the largest regional gathering of experts, decision-makers...

Call for Participants – UpDatAed

Almost all activities that involve young people nowdays have a virtual and online dimensions. That also applies to the youth work that civil society organizations are performing in order to promote the rights of the youth. Participants and activists of their...

COOLTURE – new trends, new stories

Balkan Urban Movement is, with the support of partners, implementing project COOLTURE - new trends, new stories. The project will be held from 5 – 7th of October, 2018 in Belgrade. Project goal is to promote accessibility in the field of culture through the...

Connect International Website Launched

We are happy to announce that the website of international network CONNECT International is online! CONNECT International is a Brussels based international network of organizations formed with a mission to create innovative European projects ensuring...

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