The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to increase people-to-people contacts between the EU and Belarus and thereby contribute to the openness and democratization of the Belarusian society.
The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are as follows:
- To improve cross-cultural competences of young Belarusians through learning of EU languages, in particular, English, German and French, in EU Member States
- To raise awareness of the EU and European societies and values among representatives of Belarusian society;
- To establish professional and personal contacts of young Belarusians with counterparts in the EU
The key target groups to be covered by the action are young people between 18 and 31 who fall under the following categories including Socially engaged young people, civil society activists; talented young professionals, including from but not limited to the following sectors including media, research, culture and arts; Young civil servants; education and Graduates of higher educational establishments, especially those who intend to apply for study under EU-funded programmes.
The action to be implemented following this Call for Proposals will enhance the capacity of the target groups in cross-cultural communication, enhance exposure to European values, improve knowledge of the EU and allow the targeted populations to serve as multipliers of cross-cultural competences to the wider public in Belarus. It will also serve as a preparatory facility for young Belarusians who wish to take part in other EU programmes in the field of education and beyond. Moreover, it will complement the activities in the framework of the increased EU support toward Belarusian civil society.
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