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08.07.2016

Disabled young people challenge decision-makers to engage in dialogue

In the second application round of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme, over 1 million euros was granted to 41 Finnish youth projects. Current topics of projects include equal opportunities, active participation of young people and tackling hate speech. In one of the top projects of the round, young disabled people from the town of Espoo challenge decision-makers to engage in a dialogue with them.

The project of young people of the Rinnekoti Foundation in Espoo will bring the young people and different decision-makers together and offer them a forum for dialogue. The project will support active participation of young people and will increase the awareness of decision-makers of the position of disabled young people in the society and about how they think and about their values.

The youth circus Haminan Teinisirkus also received funding for international training using circus pedagogy. Circus skills combine athletics, performing arts and a command of a variety of equipment. The training will offer new ways of operating for young people of the modern world who focus on the virtual realities of smart phones.

Funding for 41 international projects

A total of 77 applications were submitted by the April deadline, 41 of which were selected for funding.

In addition to the above projects, funding was given to youth exchanges and for the European Voluntary Service (EVS) to send and receive young volunteers across Finland, for professional training and networking of youth workers, and to support dialogue between young people and decision-makers.

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