Causeway Scheme Seminar in September

Leargas will be staging a Causway: British-Irish Youth Programme Exchange in Dublin this September. The Causeway programme provides funding to organisations working to strenghten the ties between British and Irish youths through various exchange programmes and special projects.

This event will have a strong focus on developing partnerships among participants so that applications can be submitted for exchanges under the 1st November 2008 deadline. If your group is interested in an exchange in spring/summer 2009 then now is the time to act!!

Date: Friday 26th to Sunday 28th September 2008

Venue: Emmaus Retreat Centre, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland

Target Audience: Youth leaders and youth workers (working directly with young people aged 13-25 years) interested in running a Causeway Youth or Contact Exchange who are looking for partners.

Aims of Seminar:

  • To provide contact making opportunities for youth leaders and youth workers from Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales.
  • To give information about exchanges and other funding opportunities within the Causeway programme.
  • To help participants to develop projects & ideas for exchanges with young people.
  • To assist participants to prepare quality Causeway applications for the 1st November 2008 deadline.
  • To provide the opportunity to learning new skills and share your experiences.

Cost: there is a €50 nominal fee payable by all participants. Apart from this Leargas will cover the accommodation, food and training costs for all participants. Participants from the Republic of Ireland are required to pay for their own travel to the event.

Content of Seminar:

  • Participants will be bought through a series of practical activities giving them greater insight into good practice in Causeway youth exchanges.
  • Participants will learn the basics in developing a quality programme of activities for an exchange, and how to present it in a funding application.

How to Attend

Please complete and return the attached application form to Conor Darcy or Carlos Barcelo before Friday, 29th August 2008

For further Information contact Leargas directly.

Conor D'Arcy
Youth Work Service
189-193 Parnell Street
Dublin 1

Tel: +353 1 8731411
Fax: +353 1 8731316