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The Istanbul Convention: what is it really about?

The Istanbul Convention: what is it really about? 640 427 Sophia Raineri

The Istanbul Convention is currently a hot topic in many countries worldwide. Many myths about it have been spread, strengthening convervatives’ discontent and leading to potential withdrawals from the treaty. But what is the Istanbul Convention really about? The Istanbul Convention is a human right treaty created in 2011, and came into force in 2014…

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Project Implementation Glossary: a Handy Guide

Project Implementation Glossary: a Handy Guide 640 426 Sophia Raineri

When implementing Erasmus+ projects it can be hard to get your head around the several specific terms and acronyms that are used on a daily basis, especially if you’re a newby! Hence, thanks to our extensive experience in project implementation, we decided to create a glossary for project managers to learn the most important terminology…

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LGBTQI+ Rights are Human Rights

LGBTQI+ Rights are Human Rights 640 359 Sophia Raineri

Today a video on Lithuanian social media showed a group of men vandalizing the rainbow flag, symbol of the LGBTQI+ community. The description and subtitles state that ‘no ideology can be higher than the concept of family […] that is the union of a man and a woman’. This statement shows just how much work…

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EUKI project application dos and donts

EUKI Project Application Dos and Don’ts

EUKI Project Application Dos and Don’ts 1368 534 Gedas Kondrackis

EUKI or the European Climate Initiative – is a two-stage project call from the German Ministry of Environment. As its name suggests EUKI focuses on climate action (i.e., projects that contribute to reduced CO2 footprint, etc.). In this post we will look into 1st stage EUKI project application. Please note, that EUKI is for European…

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Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building / CBY Project Application Tips

Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building / CBY Project Application Tips 1400 731 Gedas Kondrackis

Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity Building in the Field of Youth (CBY) projects are unique. First, they allow a very wide range of topics and activities. Second, they connect European NGOs with their peers globally (unlike other Erasmus+ project calls). However, the competition is continent-wide. So, how to beat that with your CBY project application? We at…

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Fund for Youth Employment: What to know

Fund for Youth Employment: What to know 1200 219 Gedas Kondrackis

EEA and Norway Grants are once again opening applications (calling for projects) for Fund for Youth Employment. This time it is under the slogan ‘Unlocking Youth Potential’. Deadline is not far ahead: 5th of January 2021. However, worry not, there is still ample time to submit your concept note (the 1st step in the application…

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People get the most out of Active Youth networking events sitting at a table and talking to each other

Your Network is your Net Worth: 3 tools to get the most out of Active Youth

Your Network is your Net Worth: 3 tools to get the most out of Active Youth 640 427 Sophia Raineri

We are Active Youth – a Lithuanian for-purpose organization aiming to create social, cultural, and educational impact for groups and communities in need through national and international projects, events,  youth mobilities, and training. Thanks to our constant international work, we have built a strong network of worldwide stakeholders, which we cherish with pride. We believe…

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From Taboo to Public Discussion: Rethinking Mental Health

From Taboo to Public Discussion: Rethinking Mental Health 640 417 Sophia Raineri

Like every year, October 10th marks the day when the world celebrates mental health, stressing the importance of raising awareness about mental health and well-being issues, and sharing beautiful motivational quotes to support those who struggle. Today, like every year, we find ourselves stuck in front of a social stigma that seems to be on…

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People from NGOs in Lithuania

Top 6 NGOs in Lithuania

Top 6 NGOs in Lithuania 626 417 Active Youth

This post about NGOs in Lithuania was last updated in May, 2020. The hottest NGOs in Lithuania Want to try something new and different? Free time that could be converted into some useful and engaging activities? Considering a possibility to become a part of something bigger than just your circle of friends and family? Have…

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Erasmus project writing tips

Erasmus Project Writing: Ten Game Changer Tips

Erasmus Project Writing: Ten Game Changer Tips 1400 1087 Gedas Kondrackis

Key things about Erasmus project writing Completing an Erasmus+ project application (KA1, KA2, KA3 or other) might seem a daunting task. No worries, you are not the only one that thinks this way. Every single project is started with a little bit of anxiety. That’s why preparation in needed. Below we give the main things…

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