Call for the 10th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations in Nairobi-Kenya
an article by António Saraiva Lima, Trainee - Youth Co-operation, North-South Centre of the Council of Europe
Following the inspiring University on Youth & Development in
Mollina, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is happy
to launch the call for the 10th Africa-Europe Training Course for
Youth Organisations, in partnership with the European Youth
Forum, the Pan African Youth Union and the Network of
International Youth organisations.
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The training will take place from 25th January to 1st February 2015
We will kindly ask you to disseminate the call, which you can find
on the North-South Center website or by clicking the following link.
Deadline to submit applications is November 5th.
I remain at your disposal for any further clarification you may need.
Thank you in advance and best regards,
(Thank you to Alicia Cabezudo for forwarding this to CPNN.)
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