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DEVELOPMENT GOALS FOR EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA Organized by UNICEF and the International Youth Leadership Academy 31 August - 6 September 2013 Istanbul, Turkey Deadline for Applications: 18 July 2012 Introduction UNICEF and the International Youth Leadership Academy of Turkey are organizing a Youth Consultation with three aims: 1) Building skills. To provide an opportunity for adolescents and youth and their organizations to improve their skills and capacity to contribute to improving education and other social services in their countries 2) Engaging adolescents and youth voices in education policy discussions. To provide adolescents and youth the opportunity to participate in and contribute their perspectives to the development of a Call for Action for governments to better include all children in education 3) Including adolescents and youth voices in discussions on the post-2015 development goals which is focused on the development of a new set of international development goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals, which expire in 2015 (http://www.worldwewant2015.org/). The skills building component aims to develop the capacity, skills and experience of the participants on human rights, youth and child rights and participation as well as more specifically the situation of education in the region and the challenges that research evidence have identified in education in the region. Therefore, this training will focus on theoretical learning combined with various case studies from Turkey and other participating countries. Participants will develop an action plan to follow up on the outcomes of the meeting upon their return to their home countries. During this process, participants will be followed by experts and supported with various materials that will enable them to get prepared for their work back in their countries. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with and learn from other young people and youth organizations around the world. The second component will focus on engaging young people in the development of a ‘Call for Action’ document that will be presented in December at a Conference with all Ministers of Education in the region to encourage them to invest more in ‘including all children in quality learning.’ This Conference will mark the beginning of a Regional Initiative to improve the situation of education access and quality. During the consultation component, participants will discuss their priorities and recommendations for making education more equal for all children and for making the quality of schools better. Through their discussions they will draft their inputs to the Call for Action document and design their contribution to and participation in the Ministerial Conference. 1
UNICEF Turkey. 2 . Habitat was founded as an association by youth activists of the United Nations Human Settlements (Habitat II) Conference. access to information and effective use of communication technologies. Save the Children. Habitat aims to contribute to the activities carried out at the local. such as youth. and the disabled in terms of sustainable development and participation in decision-making processes through developing the capacities of young people. women. awareness of social gender and sexual health/reproductive health. then under Habitat and Agenda 21 Youth Association. accountable culture of good governance based on partnership by accepting disabled and disadvantaged groups. and the World Academy of Local Governments and Democracy (WALD). The IYLA serves as a pivotal development center for youth supporting the implementation of the internationally-recognized rights of youth and children and the UN’s policies for youth. The International Youth Leadership Academy (IYLA). Who are we? Habitat Center for Development and Governance was established as a part of the Youth for Habitat International Network at the Copenhagen Social Development Summit in 1995. and viewing them as equal partners in improving awareness of participation in social and political life. and has approximately 300 members in nearly 100 countries. which is coordinated by Habitat. Habitat believes in spreading a more transparent. national. capacity building and the enhancement of leadership skills among young people. was established in Istanbul as a result of a partnership between Habitat. Habitat’s mission is to support children. development of entrepreneurship and financial knowledge and skills. Children Councils. which was held in 1995 in Istanbul. participants will brainstorm around and identify the most important issues facing them and then present those issues and their justification at the Regional Consultation on the Post-2015 agenda that will take place the 5-6 September 2013 in Istanbul. and national youth platforms and networks with the aim of enabling young people in decision-making processes. Habitat first started to work under the name Association of Implementing Decisions of Habitat and Agenda 21. Habitat contributes to The United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals with the creation of urban policies on the basis of rights. With this vision.2 July 2013 The third component will focus on engaging young people in the discussion on the post-2015 development agenda that will take place during the Regional Post-2015 Consultation. Youth Association for Habitat. The aim of the IYLA is to establish a contemporary youth leadership training centre and international training school providing a suitable environment for non-formal education. and until September 2011. With the partnership of Women. regional. Habitat has assisted with the configuration of the local. United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA). Habitat facilitates mutual participation of all activists at the local and national level. and Councils of Disabled People configured all under the umbrella of the National Youth Parliament and City Councils. During this component. and ensuring environmental sustainability. private sectors. public agencies. youth. CORIO. Youth. and civil society organizations. regional. The association was restructured in 2011 and changed its name to Habitat Center for Development and Governance. and international level by developing joint programs with international organizations.
the most widely adopted human rights treaty in history. such as leadership skills. and the Caucasus. Save the Children secures and protects children's rights to food. Save the Children is the world’s largest independent international children’s right organisation. A commitment to building the capacity of local organizations is a core belief and way of operating for Save the Children. Besides. knowledge of child rights. shelter. It views child rights as an essential component of human development as foreseen in the United Nations Charter and the Millennium Development Goals. Since 1919 Save the Children is helping children to achieve a happy. knowledge of child participation To build the capacity of young people’s organizations to take an active and effective role in advocating for the rights of children and youth within human rights perspective To provide an opportunity for young people to contribute to discussions around the 2015 international development goals (to replace the Millennium Development Goals) To include young people in discussion of how to make education in the region more equal for all and better quality so that we can share their views with Ministers of Education from the region in the Conference at the end of the year To provide an opportunity for young people from the region to exchange information and experiences and to establish a networks for further collaboration To share good practices and tools in the area of education across countries in the region To promote tolerance and appreciation of diversity To encourage and empower young people to return to their countries and make contributions to improving the situation of education for their peers and future generations 3 . funding Save the Children is also providing technical support. healthcare. national and international organizations to improve children’s lives directly and to influence the policies that support it. protection and healthcare from emergency relief to long-term development. the Middle East. education and freedom from violence. Save the Children works together with governments and with local. UNICEF is the United Nations agency specialized in children’s and young people’s rights. With its 30 national organizations and global staff of more than 15. In addition to its ongoing work in Turkey. All of its work is guided by the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.2 July 2013 These rights and policies and other related documents will constitute the main basis for the international component of the academy. The International Youth Leadership Academy is part of the Youth academy program that is being funded by CORIO through Save the Children Netherlands. healthy and secure childhood. abuse and exploitation. advocacy skills. Aims and Objectives The week’s programme will have the following aims and objectives: To strengthen young people’s skills in key areas necessary for working in civil society.000 Save the Children focuses on education. North Africa. the IYLA is currently consolidating the curricula developed so far and working on the development of new curricula and training programmes for use with young people not only from Turkey but also from other countries in Southeast Europe. making a difference in children's lives in over 120 countries.
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Two young people will be selected from youth led organizations based in Western Europe. Georgia. Training participants will be selected based on gender-equality. Turkey. Priority will be given to applications from: Albania. skills and contacts within their own organizations following the program. Romania. Lithuania. Working Language The Consultation will be conducted in English with translation available for Russian. promoting campaign to improve the quality of education or bringing young people together to work together toward creating positive change in the community) be willing to play an active role in the programme sessions and in your country upon return home. be able to and willing to follow the process and actively implement the activities required by the programme. Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Cyprus. Serbia. be committed to carrying out follow-up activities and be pro-active about sharing knowledge and skills gained with peers upon return to your country be willing to communicate with UNICEF after the programme about the work that you are doing at home All are welcome. Russian Federation. Kosovo under UNSCR 1244. Turkish or Serbo-Croat as a working language. Three young people will be selected from youth organizations in Indonesia. Helena. be active in supporting with disadvantaged youth or be interested to do so be passionate about improving the quality of education should have some experience contributing to social projects in their school or community (for example. Mexico and Brazil. Moldova.2 July 2013 To give young people the opportunity to participate in the Regional Consultation on the Post-2015 Agenda and the Minister’s Conference on including all children in quality learning Participants The programme will have 31 participants. be from one of the target countries/territories have the ability to use English. Turkish and Serbo-Croat speakers. Belarus. Turkmenistan. Applicants should fall into should: be between 10 and 25 years of age. Twenty-six participants will be selected from Europe and Central Asia. Tajikistan. St. Kyrgyzstan. Armenia. be able to participate in the Consultation during the first week of September have the opportunity to share their new knowledge. Applicants most importantly should be passionate about making their country a better place for all children. Bulgaria. Croatia. Applicants should have a particular interest in improving the quality of education. The level of education of participants is not a criterion for participation. Azerbaijan. Montenegro. Kazakhstan. Bosnia and Herzegovina. represent a youth NGO and/or be experienced in youth and/or child work. 4 . Participants should speak at least one of these languages. Poland. Russian.
All participants must complete this form even if you are over the age of 18. explaining why you would like to participate in this programme and how you will apply the skills you learn upon your return to your home country. and meals will be provided and paid for in full. and the diversity of religions. complete Application Form D: Designation of chaperone. put on the waiting list or refused. All Application Forms are attached to this note. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. geographical regions. Application forms All required application forms are attached. This form requires you to write a one-page letter of motivation. Insurance Participants are requested to have their own accident. Only if you are under the age of 18. Travel and accommodation for chaperones will be provided. criteria will be applied to ensure a balance between sexes. accommodation. If you are selected to participate. Accepted candidates will receive the program documentation directly. civil liability and health insurance for the duration of the seminar.2 July 2013 Accommodation Travel costs. organizations and experiences. Full details will be sent to selected participants later. To apply kindly following the following steps: 1. Application Process Young people interested in participating in the programme must return the application forms by e-mail to your local UNICEF Office by 18 July 2013. 4. The participant selection process will be based on a detailed review of the application forms and motivation letter. 3. Supervising Chaperone All adolescents under the age of 18 will be expected be accompanied by a parent or a trusted and responsible adult guardian. you will receive more detailed information about travel and accommodation. attached 2. Complete the Application Form A: General Information. Complete Application Form C: Permission Letter. During the selection process. cultures. The 30 participants will be selected on the basis of the profile outlined above. Health insurance is not provided and any costs incurred will not be reimbursed by the organizers. Complete Application Form B: Motivation letter. All participants are also strongly advised to purchase private travel insurance. Candidates will be informed by 1 August 2013 whether they have been accepted. Young people with disabilities and those from minority groups are encouraged to apply. 5 .
Cell.org The contact person in UNICEF Romania office is: Gina Apolzan.2 July 2013 Contact information Please feel free to contact UNICEF office in Romania if you need help. All applications should be sent to the following email address: eapolzan@unicef. have questions or need further information. Adolescents and Youth Specialist Telephone: +40 21 2017860. phone: +40 723 550 933 6 .
how many years of education have you completed? Yes 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 4 years or less 5-9 years 10-15 years More than 15 years I have never been to school No 8. Do you have difficulty walking? (circle one) 1) No difficulty 2) Some difficulty 7 . City and country 4. Are you currently enrolled in school or university? If no.2 July 2013 APPLICATION FORM A: GENERAL INFORMATION REGIONAL YOUTH CONSULATION FOR EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA: ENGAGING ADOLESCENTS AND YOUTH IN IMPROVING EDUCATION AND IN DEFINING THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA Please submit this application form. Date of Birth 3. Name and surname 2. How comfortable are you communicating in your second language? 1) Fluent 2) Very Comfortable but not fluent 3) Comfortable but sometimes have difficulty understanding or speaking 4) Not very comfortable and frequently have difficulty understanding or speaking 1) 2) 3) 4) I I I I live live live live in in in in the capital city a big city that is not the capital a small or medium sized town a rural village 11. What kind of place to you live? 12. along with application forms B. Gender 5. C and D (if you are under 18) by 18 July 2013 1. Personal phone 6. Preferred language of communication 9. Second language of communication 10. Personal email address 7.
Do you have difficulty hearing? (circle one) 14. please describe the projects that you have worked on in the area of education 20. please describe the projects that you have worked on in the area of education 19. what kind of assistance will you need in order to participate 17. Do you have previous experience working on education projects? If so. please describe the work that your organization does and you contribute to the organization 18. Do you have previous experience working on social change projects? If so. Do you have difficulty seeing visual presentations? (circle one) 16. If you have difficulty with any of the above. Are you working for a youth-led or youth-serving organization? If so.2 July 2013 3) 4) 1) 2) 3) 4) 1) 2) 3) 4) 1) 2) 3) 4) A lot of difficulty Cannot do at all No difficulty Some difficulty A lot of difficulty Cannot do at all No difficulty Some difficulty A lot of difficulty Cannot do at all No difficulty Some difficulty A lot of difficulty Cannot do at all 13. Do you have difficulty speaking and communicating? (circle one) 15. Do you have accident. civil liability and health insurance *required Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No 8 .
2 July 2013 APPLICATION FORM B: LETTER OF MOTIVATION Please write one page in response to the following questions: a) Why would you like to attend this Regional Youth Consultation? b) How is your background and experience relevant to the topic of the training course? c) How will you apply the skills and knowledge you gain from the programme to improving education in your country when you return? a) b) c) 9 .
2 July 2013 APPLICATION FORM C: PARENT/GUARDIAN PERMISSION TITLE OF EVENT I (names of parent/guardian): _________________________ give my consent for my (circle one) son/daughter/ward whose name is (name of child)_______________________. 10 . This is required for participation. of child)________________________. born on (date of birth of child)___________________________. Turkey from 31 August – 6 September 2013 to participate in the Regional Youth Consultation On Education And The Post2015 Development Goals For Europe And Central Asia. Passport No. please also complete Application Form D: Designation of Chaperone. Date: Name of Child: Full Name of Parent/Guardian: Signature of Parent/Guardian: **Please attach copy of proof of insurance for your child. I understand that UNICEF and HABITAT associated with the Regional Youth Consultation On Education And The Post-2015 Development Goals For Europe And Central Asia assume no responsibility for my child/ward (name of child) ________________________ or for any injury or loss sustained to my child/ward (name of child) _______________________ arising out of or related to his/her participation in the Regional Youth Consultation On Education And The Post-2015 Development Goals For Europe And Central Asia. to travel to Istanbul. I affirm that I give my permission for my child/ward to participate in with the Regional Youth Consultation On Education and the Post-2015 Development Goals For Europe and Central Asia. I affirm that I read and understood this document and that I have full authority to give the consent provided for in this document. (Passport No. If your child is under the age of 18.
This is required for participation. My child/ward will travel in the company of (name of chaperone) _____________________. 11 . (Passport No. Date: Name of Child: Full Name of Parent/Guardian: Signature of Parent/Guardian: By signing here I agree to the responsibilities described above for chaperones and I have read and agree to the terms described in the Code of Conduct (following page). Passport No.2 July 2013 APPLICATION FORM D: DESIGNATION OF CHAPERONE (ONLY REQUIRED IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18) I appoint (name of chaperone)________________________ to be responsible for my son/daughter/ward (name of child) _________________________ during this trip. Full name of Chaperone Signature of Chaperone Full Address of Chaperone: **Please attach copy of proof of insurance for the chaperone. I affirm that arrangements for medical insurance to cover our son/daughter/ward during this trip have been made or will be made. to participate in the with the Regional Youth Consultation On Education And The Post-2015 Development Goals For Europe And Central Asia and ancillary events which will take place from 31 August. I authorize (name of chaperone) _________________________to make decisions concerning any emergency medical treatment for my/our son/daughter/ward (name of child) _________________________which may be required during this trip.6 September 2013. In particular. of chaperone) _________________________. in consultation with the delegation of which our son/daughter/ward is a member.
Discriminate against. For example. or favour particular child(ren) to the exclusion of others. The accompanying adult/facilitator must never: Hit or otherwise physically assault or physically abuse children Develop physical/sexual relationships with children Develop relationships with children which could in any way be deemed exploitative or abusive Act in ways that may be abusive or may place a child at risk of abuse. In general it is inappropriate to: Spend excessive time alone with children away from others Take children to places where they will be alone with the chaperone/facilitator. unsafe and abusive. humiliate. show differential treatment.2 July 2013 CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CHAPERONES/ACCOMPANYING ADULTS It is important for the accompanying adults/facilitators in contact with children to: Be aware of situations which may present risks and manage these Ensure that a culture of openness exists to enable any issues or concerns to be raised and discussed. 12 . offensive or abusive Behave physically in a manner which is inappropriate or sexually provocative Have a child/children with whom they are working to stay overnight in the adult’s room Do things for children of a personal nature that they can do for themselves Condone. make suggestions or offer advice which is inappropriate. belittle or degrade children. Ensure that a sense of accountability exists between staff so that poor practice or potentially abusive behaviour does not go unchallenged. Act in ways intended to shame. or participate in. The accompanying adult/facilitator must avoid actions or behaviour that could be construed as poor practice or potentially abusive. behaviour of children which is illegal. or otherwise perpetrate any form of emotional abuse. They should never: Use language.
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