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Active Youth has been actively involved in local and international projects (among them Erasmus+, ESF, EEA Grants and others) since its very inception. Up until now, the organization has successfully implemented (getting just the highest scores from the evaluators) more than 30 separate project actions on its own (and several times that as a partner). What is more, our NGO has built up a large partnership network all over Europe (more than 100 organisations).

Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Youth ``Community: Seniors Involved - International``

To be updated.

EEA Grants ``Migrant Talent Garden``

The project’s approach is based on “innovation and exploration” and “research and analysis”. Its main goal is to train, mentor & make sure young migrants have a chance to implement their business ideas.

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Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Youth ``Social Entrepreneurship Heroes``

We believe, that regardless of different local settings, social entrepreneurship is the answer to combatting numerous social issues. Entrepreneurship (of any kind) can create workplaces for those in need.

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Erasmus+ Sport ``Empowerment Through Sports``

We aim to create contact between different social groups to foster social inclusion, make young people understand how minority discrimination works and how to counteract this.

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Europos Socialinis Fondas ``Švari Advokato Mantija``

Nepasitikėjimas advokatais ar teismų sistema lemia situacijas, kada žmonės toleruoja savo teisių pažeidimus, negina savo teisių teisme, nes netiki sistema. Tokiu būdu kalti asmenys lieka nebaudžiami. Šiuo projektu siekiama sukurti poveikį teismų ir advokatų bendros veiklos sankirtoje, t.y. nagrinėjant bylas ir priimant teismų sprendimus.

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Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees ``Capoeira Connects Community``

The main aim of the 1-year long project “Capoeira Connects Community” is to ensure a continuous and successful social integration of refugees through sports with a special emphasis on gender balance.

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Erasmus+ youth exchange ``A Beautiful Mind``

The core aim of the Erasmus+ youth exchange “A Beautiful Mind” is to increase knowledge about mental health and give tools and techniques to prevent/postpone mental illness to youngsters the public overall. This will allow to decrease stigma about people with mental illness and increase and promote/support mental well-being of the youngsters.

Erasmus+ training course ``Combating the Differences``

Capoeira is an afro-Brazilian martial art that incorporates game, music and dance. It has previously been used as a therapeutic activity that proved to be a huge success in empowering troubled people and bringing community members closer together. The project’s aim was to give youth workers the training necessary to be able to lead capoeira therapy sessions.

Erasmus+ training course ``You & Me``

The project aimed to enhance youth’s ability to make conscious decisions about their sexuality and relationships, as well as their well-being and health.

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Erasmus+ youth exchange ``Make it Rural``

This project aimed to raise awareness about entrepreneurship in rural areas, provide youth with the skills on how to identify the business opportunities that exist in rural areas & develop new ideas.

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Europos Socialinis Fondas ``Ko-partnerystė regionų viešojo valdymo procesuose``

Projekto tikslas: Skatinti partnerystę tarp viešojo valdymo institucijų ir vietos bendruomenės gyventojų, sukuriant visuomenę įtraukiančią aplinką, kurioje būtų pasitelkiama gyventojų kūrybiškumas, motyvacija ir turimos kompetencijos.

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Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees ``Sports Together``

1-year long project “Sports Together” promoted cooperation between refugees and locals through various grass-root sports.

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Erasmus+ combined mobility ``A Million Voices``

The main goal of this project was to make sure that NGOs and young people are aware of the successful means of integration through youth work and understand their ability to help the DP through various (social) activities.

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Erasmus+ combined mobility ``Community: Seniors Involved``

A key problem in ageing is social integration, that is the extent to which a person is actively connected and engaged with their family and community. It is not easy to remain socially involved when one is getting old, thus many old people become isolated from society, feeling lonely and left aside. The partners believe that youth work (along with young people) should be put in good use & engage more with the elderly.

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Erasmus+ training course ``Research Makes Perfect``

This project aimed to enhance youth workers knowledge about different research methods, setting up and running research studies to boost their performance at work. We believe that basing work on facts and not on intuition brings positive impact on work results and helps to reach the objectives.

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Erasmus+ youth exchange ``Eco-Friendly Europe``

Project’s mission was to create ideas on how to be more sustainable and live your life more eco-friendly. Our belief is that if we work together we can create a world which is cleaner and liveable for many generations to come.

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Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for youth ``Together: Refugees & Youth``

Erasmus+ KA2 project. The main aim was: to create guidelines on how to involve refugees through youth work. Throughout the project: 64 integration events (involving refugees & local youth) were organised across Lithuania & Latvia. These included: sports, cultural, public & educational events.

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Erasmus+ youth exchange ``Cycle & the City``

Cycling (as an activity, as well as a mean of transport) was promoted in the city of Kaunas. An activity in the public (bikes with car frames around them) was organised to raise awareness on the various benefits of riding a bike.

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Erasmus+ youth exchange ``Village Myth Busters``

Project’s mission was to change the approach to- and opinion about people from the countryside, minimize negative stereotypes towards them and reduce the ensuing social exclusion.

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European Youth Foundation ``Make Love Speech``

The project turned “Make Love Speech” into movement in Lithuania. Through it we have organized further activities to increase the general public’s awareness of the existing problems of hate speech, racism, and discrimination.

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Erasmus+ support for policy reform ``Project Your City``

This KA3 project involved youth & policymakers. The goal was to give more opportunities for youth to get engaged in urban planning (of city spaces). To this end, the participants done practical tasks in the city, as well as debated & pitched their ideas to participating municipalities.

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Erasmus+ youth exchange ``Art over Problems``

The goal of the youth exchange was to find ways how art can tackle certain social problems. Such ‘social’ art was also created by the participating youngsters.

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Erasmus+ training course ``Let’s Digitalise Youth Organisations``

This training course was aiming to teach youth workers how to employ digital tools & methods to become more efficient at what they do, better reach the target audiences.

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Erasmus+ youth exchange ``Gross National Happiness``

The project looked for ways to promote alternative approach to education, personal decision making and governance. Youth analysed how happiness impacts creativity, productivity and learning outcomes. They have practiced that through creating their own NFE activities for others.

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Erasmus+ combined mobility ``Languages - the Opportunity to Beat Youth Unemployment``

The project has consisted of two actions: training course & youth exchange. During the 1st one, youth workers have come up with means to teach youth on how to be better learners and users of foreign languages. While the 2nd action has tested the created resources.

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Erasmus+ youth exchange ``Appetite for Waste``

The youth exchange discussed ways to reduce food waste. 4 R’s were analysed: recycling, reusing, reducing and recover. Best ideas were chosen and e-booklet prepared.

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Erasmus+ combined mobility ``Take Initiative to Rock Your Careers``

The project sought to encourage youth to be more active in society while taking part in volunteering programs, youth organizations, social actions, initiatives, entrepreneurship activities, etc. It consisted of two actions: youth workers mobility and youth exchange. Impact: the project has not only helped the participants enhance their skills and get involved in various youth actions, but also increased general awareness of youth proactiveness concept.

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Erasmus+ support for policy reform ``Democracy through Dialogue not Conflict``

The project included an international meeting of politicians and youth in the Foreign Affairs’ Ministry of Lithuania. During the meeting the ways for Eastern Partnership youth to get involved were analysed and best ideas shortlisted. These were then made available for the relevant institutions and organisations across the participating countries.

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Erasmus+ support for policy reform ``Time to Act!``

Project was part of the European Youth week of 2015 and had its goals aligned with the ones of the Week. The participating youth have taken part in the events taking place all over the city of Kaunas and has also held a session in the municipality. Ideas for higher youth participation were shared were with the local policymakers.

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Erasmus+ combined mobility ``Social Entrepreneurship Heroes: More than Money``

Project has consisted of two actions: training course & youth exchange. During the 1st one, youth workers have come up with means to teach youth on how to start a social business (starting from the basic ideas, marketing, sales and finishing with the actual business plans). While the 2nd action, has tested the created resources.

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Erasmus+ youth exchange ``Let’s Turn Discrimination into Tolerance!``

Youth exchange has gathered youngsters from 6 countries to discuss discrimination and ways to reduce it. This included all kinds of intolerance: sexual-orientation, racial, religious, etc. A few prominent guest speakers were invited, which has helped to identify what is necessary for more inclusion. Special e-booklet was prepared on that.

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All below mentioned projects are long-term (12+ months). Beside that, we are partners in approx. 90 short-term projects per annum.

Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Youth ``Save The Ocean Project``

To be updated.

Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Youth ``H(Youth)MANITY``

H(Youth)MANITY aims to raise awareness of European citizenship and European values, against Euro-scepticism, radicalization and violence, by promoting solidarity towards crisis immigration in the EU; by empowering youth workers and youth leaders in the field of prevention of radicalization and extremism among young people by analyzing local realities, exchanging practices and developing sustainable activities aimed at the promotion of the culture of peace.

Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Youth ``“Digital Media, Innovation, and Technology for durable youth engagement for social change in MENA and Europe``

To be updated.

Europe for Citizens ``50+30: From WW2 to the end of communism``

To be updated.

Erasmus+ Sport ``Inclusion for Healthy Generations``

To be updated.

Erasmus+ Sport ``SCP Sportification: Using Gamification in Physical Activities and Sport Activities``

To be updated.

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for adult education ``Accessible Information Material``

To be updated.

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for youth ``Youth Connections``

Youth are the seeds of change. Youth Connections is a project aimed at creating strong link between young refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants and EU Youth through creative work and cultural activities aimed at fostering social inclusion. EU Youth Report stated that young people should be able to grow up in inclusive and pluralistic communities, based on EU democratic values, the rule of law and fundamental rights Education, youth participation, interfaith and inter-cultural dialogue have a key role to play in preventing radicalisation by promoting common European values, fostering social inclusion, enhancing mutual understanding and tolerance (EU Commission, 2015). These are the values that Youth Connections will pursue.

Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Youth ``Mediact``

The core aim of the project is to intensify the youth work efforts for peace building and conflict transformation, utilizing mass, alternative and social media. It aims to achieve this objective through the fostering of cooperation and exchanges between youth workers and young people from 4 continents.

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for youth ``Next Generation for Supply-Chain``

NextGen4SC (Next Generation for Supply-Chain) forms a project aiming to strengthen the professional profile of young people willing to work in the supply chain sector, supporting them by providing tools & methods (like open education & innovative digital practices) to develop such high-quality skills & competencies, promoting this way the quality youth work.

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Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for youth ``Kickst'arts``

To be updated.

Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Youth ``EntreprenEUrship for CultYOUre``

The project aims to develop innovative complementary pathways for boosting the employability of young people through social youth entrepreneurship and providing them with tools for cultural entrepreneurship in particular. The project will create synergy between partner organizations and explore cross-fertilization potential of consortium. The project contributes to achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, The Social Business Initiative, and the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan.

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Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for youth ``Social Media Responsibility Training``

The objective of the SMART project is to develop information and training material in order to teach young people responsible use of social media. Since the project involves open youth work, the training material will use informal learning and teaching methods.

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Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for youth ``Eastern Europe Open Boundaries``

Based on the recommendation of the Expert Group the Eastern Europe Open Boundaries (EEOB) project’s main objective is to contribute to the enhancement of quality of youth work in the specific field of racism and violence behaviours, antidemocratic, nationalistic and populistic tendencies among youth, in particular in the eastern European countries.

Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for youth ``Hi-tech Youth Work``

Young people’s lifestyle is so entreched in technology that if youth work fails to embrace the use of technology and social media there is the risk of becoming outdated and irrelevant to the young people who use the youth services. We develop ICT based innovative activities able to create effective learning patterns for the youth with the potential to motivate and engage growing numbers of youths.

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Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for youth ``Young managers of the effective career development``

Project is about giving young people a real opportunity to increase their employability with a view to sustainable labour market integration, thus boosting overall youth employment rates.

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