EYP Summer Academy 2018

 
EYP Summer Academy 2018
As a pan-European organisation aiming at supporting young people through knowledge sharing, the European Youth Parliament has decided to initiate a project that fosters such an environment. This September, EYP will be organising its annual Summer Academy, this time in Niš, Serbia.
The EYP Summer Academy 2018 aims to gather more than 50 participants from its member organisations. Through the concept of peer-to-peer education, a diversified training will be delivered by our experienced alumni to newer members of the organisation, thus contributing to the knowledge basis of our organisation and empowering the future
leaders of the network. The project will be implemented by the European Youth Parliament Serbia. The event will be organised by Nikola Milenković (RS).

Nikola Milenković

 

The Summer Academy is a training event that aims to support the work of our National Committees by providing training courses and enabling knowledge-sharing for 80 board members from around Europe. The aim is to enable the trainees to develop their skills and help them better run and further develop the work of their EYP National Committee.

During the four days, the trainees will have the opportunity to take part in various training modules grouped under five different tracks: Fundraising, Outreach and Inclusion, National Committee Management and Development, PR and Communication and an additional fifth track for knowledge sharing and extra trainings. Participants will be able to follow one track through the whole training event or switch between the training modules of different tracks.

 

 

The event actively enables knowledge sharing through providing appropriate spaces and inviting experienced board members to share their insight throughout the training schedule and provides new materials and guides that can be used for national training events and board meetings in every National Committee. The trainings on the different subjects will be organised by a team of 12 trainers, who have previous experience in EYP training events and who wish to share their EYP expertise with new active volunteers. In addition we are inviting for partners and trainers from other NGOs alike to share their knowledge and bring their expertise to our volunteers

The overall aim of the EYP Summer Academy 2018 is to foster a learning environment for our members and support them upon improving their skills. Moreover, the project demonstrates the wider range of skills EYP offers to an individual, which is why our objective is to help our members develop concrete skills which will be applicable in their daily, and professional lives. In addition to this, we hope to see more young people actively involved in their societies and motivated to become part of the decision-making process in their communities.