Erasmus+ is the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport. It offers a whole range of opportunities in the EU, as well as the Partner countries – which include Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is the new EU initiative, which matches young people with relevant volunteer projects or work in their own country or abroad, benefiting communities and people around Europe.
Europa Fair is promoting international dialogue and the aims of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps, through short info- and taster sessions, live music, food and creative workshops. The objective of this public event is to present what is available for young people at home and abroad.
What is more, we will be showcasing our recent achievements, with a focus on European Solidarity Corps, capacity-building, training and youth exchanges.
The event is organised by Erasmus+ Info Centre Georgia – and European Solidarity Corps, supported by SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus (EECA) – in cooperation with Youth Association DRONI and Tbilisi Youth Centres Union.
Planned activities (happening simultaneously, unless indicated otherwise*):
Europa Talk* – interactive discussion, sharing the experiences of taking part in European Solidarity Corps and/or the Erasmus+ programme – focusing on personal growth and development
Europa Photo Marathon – the event will be a chance to see the winning entries, finishing with a prize-giving ceremony and official opening of the exhibition
Forum Theatre – immersive theatre, presenting the audience with a scenario – focusing on issues and challenges of the youth in the modern society
Human Library – a face-to-face introduction to a selected topic, based on lived experience and story-telling from those who have done volunteering projects in different fields or countries
Language Café – a table with (native) speakers of Armenian, English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish, ready to practice basic vocabulary
NGO Market – a zone reserved for stalls and materials, presented by partner non-governmental organisations (NGOs), active in the sphere of local and international (European Solidarity Corps) volunteering opportunities
Non-Formal Education/Experiential Learning Corner – a range of group activities, based on sensory learning and team-building exercises
Social Entrepreneurship Corner – a stall, bringing successful examples of social enterprises and community projects
Eco-Sustainability Corner – “upcycling” workshop space, raising awareness about pollution and finding creative ways of reusing plastic waste
Street Music – a closing act, featuring various artists and genres