The Third Edition of the European Fellowship on Youth Leadership (EFYL) Program, a Intensive Leadership Initiative designed for Romanian youths aged between 18 and 30, has recently commenced. The program's launch coincides with the heightened demand for specific leadership competencies predicted by the World Economic Forum's 2024 report. Running from August 1, 2023, to April 30, 2024 (spanning 9 months), the first phase of the program, "Bootcamp," recently unfolded in Iași.Read more
From July 19 to July 27, 2023, the #WorkQUAholics Seminar took place, representing a remarkable effort in the realm of youth development. Situated in the picturesque city of Grudziądz, Poland, this transformative event organized by GEYC, Romania and co-organized by EuroMuevete, Spain has left a lasting impact on its participants and the broader field of project management in youth initiatives.Read more
We can see how the attention on the landscape of rural areas is becoming more and more present in Europe, and in this context through the collaborative efforts of the Resopa Association, GEYC, Prisma European Network and Centre d'Innovations Sociales Clermont Auvergne - CISCA, supported by the Erasmus+ programme, the UpRural Training Course was outlined.Read more
Civic Debate Club is a project that has wishes to provide youth workers and youth organisations the knowledge and skills to help the young generation become one of civically engaged, active citizens and greater leaders. It aims to achieve this by applying the (good) practices of civic debates in their youth work.Read more
GEYC Association recently initiated an Online Survey with a primary focus on sustainability and the advancement of sustainable development and environmental preservation. This survey is an integral component of the Sustainable NGOs KA220 Erasmus+ project and aims to collect valuable insights regarding diverse sustainability aspects. These aspects encompass government engagement, green competencies, youth involvement in environmentally friendly causes, and the identification of best practices for promoting sustainability.Read more
P-CUBE – The Game of Public Policies, or Il Gioco Delle Politiche Pubbliche, as it is called in Italian, is an educational digital game, that aims to make education easier and more engaging. The project was founded by the Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and is supported by the European Commission.Read more
The e-Sustainability Seminar, held in Clermont-Ferrand, France, from April 21 to April 25, 2023, brought together participants from various backgrounds to explore the intersection of digital advancements and sustainability. The event, organized by Association Resopa and GEYC, aimed to foster a symbiotic relationship between the two domains, leveraging their potential for positive change. Through extensive needs assessment, key areas of interest were identified, aligning with Sustainable Development Goals such as gender equality, inclusive education, climate action, and peace and justice.Read more
The Job Shadowing event took place from March 10 to March 21, 2023, in Bucharest, Romania. The objective of the event was to provide hands-on experience and understanding of the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities involved in working with local events and volunteers in a youth work organization. Participants gained insight into the challenges and opportunities faced by youth work organizations in the context of local events and volunteer management.Read more
In March 2023, our colleague Gabriel Brezoiu - President of PRISMA European Network took part as a Youth Participation Panelist at the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy 2023, hosted in Mexico City by Democracy International and Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) - Mexico. The Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy is the largest gathering devoted to direct democracy worldwide. It favours a multidisciplinary approach, welcoming participants from academic, political and civil society perspectives.Read more
CREAction 4 EU was a project aimed at promoting youth participation in European civic life through digital means and social entrepreneurship in the creative sectors. The project focused on fostering an entrepreneurial attitude among young people in the creative industry and providing them with knowledge and insights to develop creative outcomes. The target groups included young people aged 13-30 years old and youth workers, youth organizations, NGOs, cultural organizations, and social cultural enterprises. The project aimed to generate new opportunities among young people to face unemployment and support the creative industry field, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
The MAP MO’REAL YOUth project was a training course focused on improving the skills of youth workers in project management with a focus on youth inclusion in isolated communities and participation in community development. The project involved 24 participants from 8 different organizations across 7 countries, with the objective of providing an introduction to the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme, critically reflecting on past international experiences, and providing youth workers with decision-making skills in planning and developing initiatives. The project used non-formal education and dynamic activities to empower participants to make better decisions in the future.Read more
The EDYS22 event was a response to the democratic challenges regarding citizen participation and the future of Europe. It welcomed 200 participants, both on-site and online, and focused on proposing solutions for a greener, more digital, and social future of Europe. The event consisted of an opening ceremony, discussion panel, European Civic Hackathon, and a closing ceremony, with the aim of promoting active citizenship and engaging citizens in discussions on the future of Europe.
The event was organized under the EuroChangeMakers project, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union, and took place under the High Patronage of the European Parliament.Read more
The EuroChangeMakers project was a funded initiative supported by the European Union under the Programme "Europe for Citizens" that aimed to engage citizens in National Civic Hackathons to propose solutions for the future of Europe. The project created an informal network of 100 young EuropeanChangeMakers from all project participating countries who demonstrated creativity, sense of initiative and desire to become a voice of their community. The project culminated in a European Civic Hackathon gathering over 200 participants from 33 countries to discuss and propose concrete solutions for the future of Europe, which were included in a White Paper published and disseminated to relevant policy-makers.Read more
Between the 2nd of July 2021 and the 10th of July 2021, together with RESOPA, Prisma European Network gathered a consortium of thirty youth workers and young people from ten European countries to extensively work on the issue of rural development with Entre Ruralités. Championing Rural Development congregates the findings of Entre Ruralités. Through its perusal, youth workers will gain concrete instruments to better understand the needs of the rural youth and champion the entrepreneurs that will enact the rural development of tomorrow.Read more
On the 23d of June 2021, Gabriel Brezoiu, the President of Prisma European Network and of the Group of the European Youth for Change attended the Anna Lindh Virtual Marathon for Dialogue in the EuroMed.Read more
On the third of June 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal for a "trusted and secured" Digital Identity.
In the framework of the 2030 Digital Compass, the scheme has one objective: reaching the milestone of making all key European public services accessible online, by the next decade.Read more
With the EU Solidarity Corps being launched, resisting challenges pointing at the misunderstanding of need as a concept must be tackled. Proper training, the adoption of good practices and guidelines, systematic inclusion of populations in all steps of the process will pave the way to sustainable and inclusive volunteering activities.Read more
Since the beginning of the pandemic, schools have closed for a total duration of 708 weeks in the European Union. To ensure educational continuity, governments were forced to implement digital learning.
NGOs and civil society organizations had to impose similar digitization to their activities, they resorted to information and communication technologies when implementing formal or non-formal education programs. Maintaining engagement in online learning communities appeared to be a significant challenge for both actors.Read more
In the coming years, the European Union’s political order will have to act on three evolutions: the green transition, the digital transition, the convergence of Member States on a European foreign policy. The pandemic interrupted a momentum set on rejuvenating European Integration, after the UK’s vote to leave the community. As such, the Conference is meant to finally propel the European project into the next decade.Read more
On the 7th of May 2021, the Portuguese Presidency opened the 2021 Porto Social Summit. Three and a half years passed since the Götborg Summit, and following the presentation of the Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan in March by the European Commission, this event was to be the concluding act of the foundation of a Social European Union.Read more
The Game On Young Europeans workshop reached its conclusion on Friday, May 14, 2021. The project was organized, developed and supervised by our colleagues, Filippo Zattin and Jade Andrzejewski, trainees at the GEYC - Group of European Youth for Change and Prisma European Network.Read more
Probing around, in the chambers of the decision-makers toolkit, one curious hand might graze against the blurred contours of concepts such as empathy, iteration, collaboration. Left unassembled, they ring empty. Interlock them, and assemble one of the most popular methodologies of the 21st century.Read more
The devil is in the detail. Dealing with data, institutions and private actors must be transparent about their approach, from collection to visualization. Investing in digital literacy and visual literacy training in formal and non-formal education is crucial to assembling communities of trusting, alert citizens.Read more
On the 15th of April, PRISMA held BUILD BACK BETTER, A Networking Event for Youth Organizations.
With more than 70 organizations registered and 28 participating in the workshop, PRISMA is proud to say that the event was a success, coinciding with the celebration of the Network’s 6th Anniversary.
Amid a contrasting environment, civil society organizations (CSOs) must turn the pandemic into opportunities, and get back on track for the chapter to come.
With PRISMA's Guide to Social Impact, Prisma European Network provides CSOs with concrete guidelines on how to be socially impactful. Download it now and start building back better !Read more
In 1992, the young Canadian climate activist Severn Cullis Suzuki addressed political leaders during the Rio Earth Summit. In a speech strikingly similar to that of Greta Thunberg at the 2019 UN Climate Summit, she called for political action in the face of urgency. Twenty-seven years have passed since Suzuki’s impactful speech, climate change persists. Still, it drives young people to seize the torch of activism, burning with a glow deemed unprecedented.Read more
If digital transformation is at the top of the EU’s priorities, there is speculation whether, despite great potential, Europe will succeed in turning rulemaking competencies into digital sovereignty. With heightened tensions, the clash between American and Chinese tech giants presses the issue of political administrations’ dependency on private foreign entities.Read more
Prisma European Network is hosting Build Back Better, a Networking Event for Youth Organizations. Build Back Better is composed of two events taking place during the afternoon of the 15th of April 2021.Read more
A good leader is one who takes a decision and sticks to it. Yet, our societies are unstable, no variable is immobile. Leaders shouldn’t be too headstrong and refuse change, but rather adapt their decision to changing currents. Thus, a good leader is one endowed with the gift of anticipation. Today, PRISMA will guide you through the macroenvironment cloud’s dust and gas with the PESTEL Model.
PRISMA believes in the necessity of concrete action, and in the opportunity of new technologies. As such, this issue of our series on the digital skills to invest in 2021 will demonstrate how blockchain can help NGOs and philanthropic actors to gain back their donors' trust so that they will achieve a positive impact.Read more
Human ingenuity is often linked to the capacity to design and successfully use tools. The earliest Philosophy of technology, taught by Plato and Aristotle, was already quite taken in the relationship between the creator and the tool. In the arts, the problematic nature of this dynamic was discussed intensely, and many arguments insisted on affirming that the genius of creation had to be credited to the hand guiding the paintbrush and not the opposite.Read more
Wells of ink went to waste trying to assess the characteristics of the current Youth. Generation Z, the first one born in a digitized world, is supposedly uncontrollable, desperate, but also apathetic and indifferent. A Covid-19 generation, a Brexit Generation. For each crisis affecting the 21st century, there is an attempt to define an age group through it.Read more
Has your organization identified an inspiring goal on the horizon? On the road to its completion, has your itinerary seemed hazardous? In order not to get lost and waste resources during their progress, a decision-maker needs a clear map to guide his team to success. The SMART Criteria is a tool, simple, yet concrete, to track your progress along the way and adapt your objective to changing currents.Read more
Have you ever wondered about the secret logic behind the layout of your keyboard? Willing to use an object for the first time, has a mysterious knowledge guided you to do so intuitively?
Behind an object, at the core of its shape and color, hidden in its size or texture stands design. Design is the process of envisioning and planning the creation of objects, services, systems … It is determined by the interaction between the object and its user.Read more
Do you have an exciting idea for your organisation and need a simple and swift method to assess its robustness? Or maybe a decision needs to be taken but the situation seems unreadable with too many variables to consider?Read more
In a COVID-19 context, with businesses and activities moving online, many economic, social, and educational actors acknowledged, sometimes to their own dismay, the urgency to invest in digital skills learning.
To keep the wheels turning, follow up on Prisma European Network’s top 10 digital skills to master in 2021 and tell us which digital skill you will master this year.Read more
The event aims at creating a space of sharing and discussion upon the Future of work in the post-pandemic recovery context. Check out this article and know more about how to prepare for the next year.Read more
Prisma European Network invited five Speakers representing its member organisations to participate in the #PrismaEuTalks: an online event that happened on the 29th of October 2020 (18:00 -19:30 CET). Check out the article for all the details to talk about Civil Society taking actions in the context of the pandemic.Read more
The European Digital Youth Summit (EDYS) 4th edition comes into sight to unfold the influence of nowadays digitalized world. Striving to bring youth closer to digital topics, EDYS 2020 was a 3-day event taking place online between 8th and 10th of October 2020.
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We’re very excited to announce our partnership with European Student think tank (EST)
What is the European Student Think Tank ?
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PRISMA is launching a set of Guidelines developed with its member organisations in order to reduce COVID19 connected risks in running youth mobility projects at the international level.Read more
We are glad to support the youth consultations on the impact of the COVID19 crisis on the youth. GEYC is partnering with the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) to conduct a series of youth consultations in the context of the Covid-19 crisis. The results of the youth consultations will support the development of a regional policy paper on the socio-economic impact of Covid-19 on youth aged 15-24 in Europe and Central Asia. The paper is led by UNICEF ECARO and the European Training Foundation (ETF).Read more
We are delighted to share with you our good news! We have Attended the Dialogue held on June 5 and 6 2020
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Over the last 40 years, the Internet has become a common good for humankind. The upcoming developments and the current global COVID-19 crisis bring an astonishing range of opportunities and challenges for industries, governments, civil society, and every human being. t is therefore increasingly urgent that we, the people, make our voices and perspectives heard regarding the next steps for this incredible technology.Read more
Prisma European Network held its first internal meeting on Tuesday May 19. 2020 at 5:00 GMT in the presence of 9 members: GEYC (Romania), Geoclube (Portugal), Speak up Right (Lebanon), Argus Technology (Turkey), ANKA (Turkey), Freeminds in Action (Italy), Euromed France (France) and Prisms Malta (Malta) and PI Youth Association (Turkey).Read more
This consultation is targeting beneficiary organisations of Erasmus+ programme in the youth field aiming to collect their experience and suggestions for improving the format of the upcoming European programme in the youth field, the successor of the Erasmus+ programme during the period 2021-2027. Based on your contributions, we will draft an official letter to the EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency) that you could also sign as author / supporter organisation in January 2020.Read more
European Digital Youth Summit 2018 is a multistakeholder event aiming to bring together in Brașov, Romania representatives of organisations, companies, media, academia and young people in order to discuss the impact of European projects with a particular focus on new digital technologies and young people.Read more
PRISMA European Network was represented at the Consultative Meeting "Intercultural Learning in the educational approaches and practices of the European Youth Centre" (4-5 December 2018), in Budapest, Hungary by Gabriel Brezoiu.Read more
European Digital Youth Summit - EDYS 2016 (Bucharest, Romania - 10th of November 2016) is a multistakeholder event in the digital field covering the topics of hate speech online and cyberbullying.Read more
Following up on PRISMA European Network mission to raise the quality of European youth projects, we have launched EQYP standard of quality focusing on 5 key pillars: Non-formal learning, Project Management, Partnerships, PR & Communication and Financial Planning.Read more
Between 3-10 of October, our General Secretary, Cristina-Elena BĂLĂCEANU and her Assistant, Corina CHIRCEA have represented our network at Model European Union Zagreb (MEUZ), a simulation of the decision-making process of the European Union institutions held yearly in the capital of Croatia.Read more
After 3 months full of tasks, deadlines, challenges and fun, the time to reward our New Media Ambassadors for their high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and vision to see obstacles as opportunities, has come.Read more
This week, our colleague Gabriel BREZOIU, General Manager of GEYC and PRISMA European Network is attending this event on behalf of PRISMA European Network, organized by the Tallinn University in the frame of the Estonian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe.Read more
PRISMA European Network strives for excellence on belief that excellence is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and vision to see obstacles as opportunities.Read more
In May, the European Parliament in Strasbourg was transformed by 7500 young people coming from all over the continent and beyond for the European Youth Event (EYE2016). We also supported the event by organizing an interactive event in the field of digital youth participation.Read more
PRISMA European Network strives for excellence on the belief that excellence is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution, and vision to see obstacles as opportunities. When did this pursuit start? Find out by reading our article on PRISMA's genesis.Read more