Edgar From Spain

Edgar From Spain

My name is Edgar, I am 26 years old and I am from Málaga, a beautiful city in the seaside of south Spain. I moved to the north of England to be a volunteer for sport and health across generation with the organization Momentum World. Recently I have made a training course “Walking for Health” to be able to lead health walks in the area of Keswick. This is going to be a good opportunity to show people the
importance of taking care of themselves and the nature around us.

EuroPeers UK Update

EuroPeers UK Update

I am Olga, and I manage EuroPeers UK, the international opportunities network for young people in the UK. EuroPeers have been very busy in 2019 with activities popping up all over the country, from Aberdeen to Falmouth, from London to Edinburgh. One of the highlights this year must of course be the international training course which we got to organise in Liverpool in February. We also delivered two successful training courses at a national level for the new recruits and we have seen them run inspiring activities in their regions. You might have seen us at university events near you, or perhaps read our stories on the EuroPeers website and social media. 

A delegation of EuroPeers UK attended the 5th European Meeting in Utrecht in October, which
welcomed EuroPeers from all across Europe as well as representatives of National Agencies. We look forward to getting involved in international events in the coming months.

I would like to encourage you to subscribe to the newsletter on the EuroPeers UK website.

In 2020, our youth-led Executive Team will be working on reaching even more young people regionally and delivering sessions to those who are internationally minded, but struggle to find user-friendly information on Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps. EuroPeers UK are here to inspire others to embark on experiences abroad, EuroPeers UK are here to support others with their journeys. We are now in the process of updating our website to make it more accessible to various different audiences.

3 Networks, Mallorca

3 Networks, Mallorca

As CEO of Momentum World, I have had the opportunity to travel to many countries in Europe and beyond, over the course of the last 10 years and more. These trips may be for conferences, project planning, partner meetings, running training courses or other events: the purpose and the location varies, but the mix of people, culture and ideas is always stimulating and fun. In the course of these journeys, you come across a wide range of organisations and individuals active in international education and youth work. I feel I have a pretty good measure now of who is “out there” around Europe. I’ve met the good, the bad and the ugly: on the one hand, there are some people whose professional standards sadly fall short of expectations; but on the other, there are many excellent and experienced organisations who have become our trusted and reliable long-term partners.

The 3 Networks meeting (Mallorca, November 2019) was one of the best experiences. This seminar was organised by Eurodesk, the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) and the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA). It brought together over 50 experts from 12 countries to discuss information provision to young people and, in particular, the opportunities and threats of social media, artificial intelligence and virtual reality. Momentum World was representing Eurodesk UK: Paul and I were able to showcase our recent work in 360 degree filming (“Youthwork 360”) and media for inclusion. At the same time we learned a huge amount from the other delegates and built solid foundations for future partnership with the Eurodesk, ERYICA and EYCA and the member organisations present. And as so often, in a short space of time new friendships were made, transcending national and cultural boundaries.

Alongside the meeting, a best practice handbook has been published, available here. It’s a source of ideas for future partnerships and we will welcome contact from anyone interested.

Eva From Greece

Eva From Greece

 

Hello everyone! This is Eva from Greece. It’s been around three months since I moved to England and it turned out to be the greatest choice that I could have made. After experiencing a short-term project in Romania, I wanted to continue with a long-term one. But where? Randomly, I found myself applying to a project in the Lake District about environmental sustainability. So, here I am…living in the UK while volunteering under the aegis of Momentum World. And not only that! As a person who enjoys experiencing the world through traveling, but also as someone who wants to build her “future” based on her interests, I find myself more than lucky for chasing this opportunity. Not only am I experiencing a new country and culture, but I’m having actual training in one of my biggest passions –film-making – while working upon projects, sponsored by Momentum World. In less than three months I’ve already travelled around the UK. I’ve met people around the area while creating a lovely multicultural company of co-volunteers. Day by day, I’m getting to know more and more about international opportunities, realizing the importance of these and all the above through filming.

Adult Education Through Sport

Adult Education Through Sport

In my capacity as Operations Director of Momentum World CIC, alongside my colleague and Creative Director Paul Oxborough I attended what is known as a kick off meeting for a new project led by our Polish partner “Adult Education through Sport” in Warsaw, Poland. The project involves use of our newly developed techniques around 360 degree filming to record training plans based on using sport and non formal education methods to help adults understand concepts such as social inclusion.
This type of meeting follows a well tried format working out number of phases of projects, where and when each phase takes place, the numbers and logistics of getting participants in place, which partner is responsible for which part and the finances of the project. We were able to agree on all of this and managed to spend a short time being guided round Warsaw by an excellent tour guide who took us to some more out of the way places where most tourists wouldn’t go. The day was wrapped up with a traditional Polish dinner in a lovely local restaurant.
Lots covered in a short time and a big thanks to our host Michal Braun who looked after us very well.
KEEP ERASMUS+

KEEP ERASMUS+

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Time To Move Returns in 2017

Time To Move Returns in 2017

Time to Move returns in 2017!

The Time to Move campaign is the flagship campaign of the Eurodesk network. It is a collection of online and offline events for young people organised during October. These activities will introduce you to the hundreds of possibilities through which you can go abroad and take part in an international project, explore Europe or gain experience you need for your future.  Have a look at the Time to Move website  It’s #timetomove2017

EuroPeers Training for Young People – 24th to 27th June 2018

EuroPeers Training for Young People – 24th to 27th June 2018

EuroPeers UK is a network of young people who have taken part in European projects, training or volunteering, or want to get involved in these in the near future. As a member of the network you will develop skills as presenters, peer mentors, and event organisers; and get great opportunities for leadership responsibilities locally, nationally and internationally. As a EuroPeer, you’ll be a living example of how international experience can enhance your education, build up your CV, and give you a head start in job applications.

We are now offering a fantastic training and development opportunity for young people (aged 18-30 *) with experience or interest in international volunteering.

* Applications may also be considered from those age 16-18, subject to parental consent

Learn how to be a EuroPeer and become an active member of the network. There will be immediate opportunities to put learning into practice and organise your own local activities after the course, and to volunteer for leadership positions. This is a fully residential course (shared rooms) with all meals included.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply personally, to nominate a young person, or for further information, please go to the EuroPeers UK website here EuroPeersUK