Today (8th of February 2022) our association is pleased to announce a new call for young participants from Madeira island.
Be Social! is a youth exchange aiming to create awareness about social enterprises and support young people in order to appreciate the role of social entrepreneurship.
It will create a learning space for personal development of the participants, focusing on improving their skills and competences needed to get a job or establish their own social enterprise or business. This project is also aiming on empowering young people in turning their innovative ideas into action.
Youth unemployment in EU (15-24 years old) has been in general on the rise since 2008. Based on Eurostat 2019, Greece is still the country with the highest youth unemployment rate, 40,4%. Spain, Italy and Croatia are the EU countries with the second (31,7%), third (30,5%) and forth (20,6%) highest youth unemployment rate. Portugal has the 6th highest youth unemployment rate in the EU (18,7%). Based on the same statistics, only 6 EU countries (out of 28) have a youth unemployment rate less than 10%. It is undeniable that the EU should focus and work on the reduction of these high unemployment rates.
Our project will create a learning space for personal development of the participants, focusing on improving their skills and competences needed to get a job or establish their own social enterprise or business. This project is also aiming on empowering young people in turning their innovative ideas into action.
Coordinator & partner organizations
I Participate / Simmetecho - Greece (Coordinator) Municipality of Agrafa - Greece (Hosting partner)
ARTE M ASSOCIACAO CULTURAL E ARTISTICA NA MADEIRA (ARTE.M) - Portugal (Partner) Elios - Italy (Partner)
OCEAN OF KNOWLEDGE IN CROATIA - Croatia (Partner)
ESPACIO JOVEN AYUNTAMIENTO DE MARACENA - Spain (Partner)
This project is organised by the two Greek partners, the non-profit organization I Participate and the Municipality of Agrafa (local authority).
The main activity of this project is the Youth Exchange, which will take place in Granitsa, Evrytania, Greece on the 2-9 May 2022.
The project will bring together 32 participants (young people, youth leaders and youth workers/facilitators) from 5 EU countries: Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Croatia
We are looking for team leader and 5 participants from Portugal, with priority from Madeira island.
1 Team leader
Responsible and active person without age limits (18+)
18-25 years old
personal interest in social entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship
have the chance to multiply the outcomes of youth exchange have at least a basic knowledge of English /
they are able to communicate and work in English
want to work in an international team
want to learn more about the Erasmus + Youth in Action programme, and the opportunities it offers to young people
This activity is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth program of the European Union and is supported by the Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (Greece).
Accommodation (meals and hotel) is covered 100% by the program.
We will cover your travel costs according to the European Commission travel reimbursement to a maximum amount per country of: 530 euros (Madeira island). Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer to the account of partner organization, after the training and as soon as we receive all original documents.
What we need in order to be able to transfer your money after the mobility:
All your tickets (bus tickets, train tickets, electronic flight ticket, travel agency reservations, local bus tickets, local train tickets, booking reservations etc.)
Keep all the receipts/invoices (you should ask for a receipt with your train/bus tickets and for an invoice for your flight tickets)
All your flight boarding passes (outward and return for all your flights)
You should use public transportation.
We can cover gas and tolls (private transportation) ONLY in very very special cases.
You need to receive our written approval before the mobility booking your tickets and before the mobility.
We can accept a taxi receipt ONLY if you can prove (written) that the time you travel there isn’t any public transportation.
If you cannot provide your original tickets, receipts, boarding passes and invoices clearly stating the travel company, your name and the exact costs of the tickets, we will not be able to reimburse you.
If you don't have our written approval before for your booked tickets, we will not be able to reimburse you.
Please DO NOT BUY any tickets before the final, written approval from the organizers!
*You can take two extra days only after the YE, in order to create a safe and Covid-19 free environment for all participants.
Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer to the account of partner organization, after the training and as soon as we receive all original documents.
How to get to Granitsa? The adventure begins !!!!!
Great news!!!!! Our partner will organize a bus from Athens Airport to the training venue and back, costing 50 euros for both tickets. Now your adventure will be much easier !!!
But, in case you are ready for a slightly more complicated option and the opportunity to feel like a real Greek, and not just a tourist ... you can make your way to the meeting point on your own !!!!! We give you tips ....
From Athens' Airport The easiest way to arrive to Municipality of Agrafa and Granitsa village is arriving at Athens' airport, the largest airport of the country
By Bus from Athens to Karpenisi .Then you should take a bus to Karpenisi. The bus station is called “Ktel Liossion”. Be careful, there are two bus stations in Athens! If you are planning to return to Athens, it is cheaper to buy a return ticket.
To get from Athens airport to the bus station, you can get the local bus X93 from the airport and get off at the station “Ktel Liossion”. Bus ticket from airport to bus station costs 6.00€
3. By bus from Karpenisi to Granitsa As soon as you arrive to Karpenisi (the largest city close to Granitsa), you should take a second bus to Granitsa from the same bus station. Have a great trip !
Accommodation & Activity’s venue
You will stay at Panorama Hotel, a traditional hotel located in a mountainous village of Evritania, the historic Granitsa. Participants will share two or three-bed rooms. Rooms have a private bathroom. During the activity, you will be provided with coffee breaks (coffee, tea, juices, cookies, fruits) and meals at hotel’s restaurant and traditionataverns of the village.
Website: https://panoramagranitsa.gr/ Address: Granitsa, Evritania, P.C. 36072, Central Greece
In case of Emergency
Emergency number in Greece is 100 and it can be called for free from any telephone line!
All the participants should have a European health insurance card. http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559 In case you are not able to have a European health insurance card, you should have a private or public insurance valid in Greece.