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Regional Circular 11 2016 – Call for Partners: Erasmus+ Projects for Partnerships Event 2017 and Youth Spokespersons Training 2017 (deadline: 20 April 2016)


This circular provides you with information on the next two applications for which your NSO/NSA can be partners:
(a) the Partnerships Event 2017 and
(b) the Youth Spokespersons Training 2017

Both events are scheduled to take place in 2017 in Belgium (Partnerships Event) and Iceland (Youth Spokespersons Training), respectively.

Suddenly, the people were not humans anymore!

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (41): a very personal story from a Belgian Scout who sept a weekend with his friends at the Grande-Synthe Refugee Camp near Dunkirk (FR)

Together with a group of twelve other Scouts from FOS Open Scouting (one of the National Scout Associations in Belgium and member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement) Annemie, Klaas and Luc had decided to spend a weekend in northern France and to help out at the Grande-Synthe Refugee Camp outside Dunkirk (FR). Here is the very personal story from Klaas of this memorable weekend.

Swapping pencil and textbook for plaster and paintbrush!

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Scouts and Guides contributing to refugee support activities in their local communities in Europe (18): a story from Eupen, Belgium:

“Early in September the FEDASIL (the Belgian federal agency for the welcome of asylum seekers) announced that a new local refugee welcome centre would be opened at the Elsenborn Army Camp in the German Community in eastern Belgium. And only a few days later the agency launched a call for volunteers to help prepare and run the centre.

When the Pioneer Scouts (the equivalent of Explorer or Venture Scouts in other association) of the St Martin Scout Group in Eupen (members of Les Scouts, one of the National Scout and Guide Associations in Belgium) heard about this, they quickly agreed that they would offer their skills and time: they volunteered to renovate one of the larger rooms at the refugee centre and to transform it into an indoor playground!

Over several days Scouts came together, swapped their Scout shirt for a workman’s outfit and became active: taking out old furniture, repairing and repainting walls, floor and ceiling, cleaning windows, and refitting the room with new carpets and furniture. In the coming days, a selection of games and toys collected from friends and relations will be added to those already available.

And soon everything will be ready to welcome children and young people and allow them to leave behind boredom: laughter and excitement will fill a previously abandoned room of the FEDASIL’s Elsenborn Refugee Centre!”

If you are involved in a similar refugee support activity, let us know and we will share it, too!

Save the date: Safe from Harm event – WOSM ESR Circular 7/2014


We invite you to save a date on you calendar All interested in the topic are invited to attend a meeting that will take place on 30 June and 1 July in Brussels (Belgium). All the practical information about the event will be circulated very soon in a specific communication.