Centre for European Perspective is hosting an international mobility project “Be Ready for European Values – Non-Formal Education System in Slovenia” with 50 young participants from Montenegro. The mobility program, funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union under the Key Action 2: Capacity Building in the field of Youth – KA2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, includes a week-long exchange in Slovenia.
Project aims to develop innovative non-formal educational system in order to raise awareness about democratic life and practical skills needed for marketable and proactive role in the labor market, opening perspectives for entrepreneurial ideas and work at the EU and national level.
Project activities in the scope of Youth non-formal education system in Slovenia are designed to support the development of knowledge and evidence-based youth policy in Montenegro. Participants will undergo intensive lectures, workshops, study visits in Ljubljana, Kamnik, Piran and Bled and simulation exercise, which they will plan and prepare throughout the week.
While learning about non-formal education through soft methods and non-formal approaches, the participants will also get a chance to gain an insight into the system of non-formal education in Slovenia, provided by the Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth, Employment Service of Slovenia, Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia. The interplay between formal and non-formal education will be further discussed at the IEDC Bled School of Management in Bled, EMUNI University in Piran and Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana.
In addition, youth organisations, NEFIKS Institute, Slovenian Student Union, and National Youth Council of Slovenia, will indicate the role of civil society organisations and NGOs in the non-formal learning processes. The Information Office of the European Parliament and the European Commission in Slovenia, and MOVIT INSTITUTE will add the European perspective to the matter. The project will conclude with an address by the mayor of the City of Ljubljana, a presentation by the Office for Youth of the City of Ljubljana and an awarding ceremony with the Embassy of the Republic of Montenegro.
A special part of the exchange will be dedicated to the preparation of the simulation of youth-led decision making process, where youngsters will discuss the tools and mechanisms of recognition of non-formal education in the formal education institutions.
“Be Ready for European Values” contributes to active participation of youth in social, economic and political development of Montenegro through promotion of EU values, by improving the quality of youth work and non-formal education in Montenegro, and by fostering cooperation with Slovenia and practical transfer of know-how.
The project is conducted in cooperation with the Centre for Monitoring and Research (Podgorica, Montenegro), which is coordinating the umbrella project, Centre for International Studies (Zagreb, Croatia), University of Donja Gorica (Montenegro) and Art Communications (Montenegro).
The program is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the EU under the Key Action 2: Capacity Building in the Field of Youth – KA2: Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices.