Europe with Open Doors

Networking meeting for Youth Workers:

“Europe with open Doors”,

Baku, Azerbaijan, 09-15 December 2013.

funded by the Youth in Action Program of the European Union

This Project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


What is the Eastern Partnership Youth Window?

The Eastern Partnership Youth Window is part of a broader range of initiatives undertaken by the European Commission to increase opportunities for cooperation among young people, youth workers and youth organisations from the European Union as well as from the Eastern Partnership neighbouring countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

What is ‘Youth in Action’ programme?

Youth in Action (2007-2013) is the EU Programme for all young people. It promotes mobility, non-formal learning, youth work development and it encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social or cultural background.

About the project

After years of intensive cooperation under the YOUTH IN ACTION program and more recently in the frame of the Eastern Partnership Youth Window we thought it was time to value and evaluate the outcomes of former projects, to develop new project ideas or proposals and confirm our commitment to develop more exchange projects for less privileged youth between EU and EECA countries under the upcoming new generation of EU Educational programs.

We therefore took the initiative to present a funding application to the Youth in Action Programme for a partnership building activity that took place in Baku, Azerbaijan from 09-15 December 2013.

The thematic focus was “Inclusive Youth Exchange”.

We jointly developed strategies and projects to enable young people from disadvantaged background, particularly from migrant and refugee communities to participate in Youth Exchange activities at European level. To enable a good and realistic discussion process and foster cross-sectorial cooperation, Youth NGO’s and migrant organizations were represented in the list of partners, which would like to be part of future Youth in Action (or Erasmus for all) projects.