Euroasi – From Europe to Asia: “Capitalizing” Experience in youth work


EUROASI is a Capacity Building project coordinated by TDM 2000 International, with the cooperation of partners from 6 countries, 4 from Europe and 2 from South East Asia, that will last 23 months. The aim of the project is to share with the partner countries from South East Asia the extensive experience gained and the best practices acquired in the last two decades thanks to the European programmes dedicated to youth. The expected results are a better comprehension of the importance of non-formal education and youth mobility as tools to bring a positive change in the life of local young people, and, eventually, in their society, a strengthened partnership between European and partner countries organisations and a better understanding of the opportunities offered by the European Union. Through a series of activities organized at local, international level and online, such as conferences, training in the field, job shadowing and EVS, the project will foster capacity building and innovation in the field of international youth work, promote non formal learning and youth mobility and empower youth people from the partner countries.
Structure of the project: EUROASI is an ambitious project with an elaborate structure. It starts with an international kick off meeting, held in Italy, and 6 local conferences, one in each partner country, to present the project. A mid term international evaluation meeting will be held in Malta, while the final international dissemination meeting will be host by the Italian partner, alongside with 6 local dissemination conferences held in each country. At local level the project foresees a training in the field lasting 10 months in Indonesia and The Philippines, divided in 5 modules:
a) Management of a Youth NGO
b) Project Management
c) Financial Management
d) Human Resources Management
e) Communication, Visibility and Dissemination.
The training part foresees also an innovative online tool, the E-learning Platform, which will allow trainers and trainees to carry on with the studying and to evaluate the knowledge acquired. This way the trainees will have a more comprehensive learning experience and will keep up their motivation.
After that a 1 - month accompanying period will allow the trainees to start putting into practice what they have been learning.
Later on 10 trainees and youth workers from Indonesia and the Philippines will visit the 5 European partners to observe their daily work for 21 days. Secondly, TDM 2000 Italy, KUD Plac Slovenia and Synergia Portugal will host 4 EVS volunteers each from the South East Asian partners.
Partner organisations:
TDM 2000 – Italy is an independent, apolitical and not for profit organisation, which promotes personal and professional development of youngsters and aims to make them citizens of the society where they are living, supporting them in developing personal and professional skills through experiential learning and non-formal education. TDM 2000 is active in youth programmes and in Life Long Learning programmes since 2000, is accredited as hosting, sending and coordinating organisation for The European Voluntary Service programme. Founder and member of TDM 2000 International.
TDM 2000 Malta is a not for profit, non governmental, voluntary organisation whose aim is to provide tools and opportunities to the youngsters to be active member of the society through a series of activities such as youth exchanges, training course, seminars, fund raising, charity activities and other initiatives. All these activities aim to empower youth people by broadening their knowledge and understanding of cultural diversity, historical and literary heritage, human rights and health issues. Founder and member of TDM 2000 International.
Kulturno umetnisko drustvo Plac (KUD PLAC) – Slovenia is a cultural and art society whose aim is to provide non-formal educational possibilities to young people with different activities, especially in the field of education, culture and art, sports, ecology and youth. The projects carried out by KUD Plac are educational activities, seminars, workshops, festivals, ethno – evenings, movie – evenings, concerts, travelogue presentations, sports activities, performances and many more. Member of TDM 2000 International from 2013.
Centro Jovem de Santo Adrião - SYnergia – Portugal is an NGO which aims to promote welfare activities for young people by developing project for them in the fields of democracy, active citizenship, non-formal education, international cooperation and local development. Active under the Youth in Action programme, is now working with Erasmus+. It runs several projects, such as Urban Design Arts, Web TV, Web Radio, Office Project Support, Psychological Support Office, European Projects, Academy Synergia, Synergia Space and TOCA (Associative and Cultural Office for Association). Member of TDM 2000 International since 2013.
CV Act Global Indonesia – Indonesia is a not for profit organisation established in 2011 and active under the Youth in Action and Erasmus + programmes. It has two branches, one in UK and another one in Indonesia. Its aim is to bring together young people from around the world and support them to develop their intercultural competencies through various international youth projects in order for them to become effective global citizens. Act Global UK joined TDM 2000 International in 2014.
One Media Boracay Incorporated – The Philippines is a local not for profit foundation, which owns Radio Boracay DYJV-FM, a commercial radio station based in Boracay Island, Philippines. Both the foundation and the radio station have been active in various community development projects targeting the whole country. One Media Boracay is also hosting and sending organisation for the European Voluntary Service and willing to get involved in the Erasmus+ programme to ensure the young Filipinos more learning opportunities.

Euroasi – From Europe to Asia: “Capitalizing” Experience in youth work
Activity: Capacity Building
Date: 01 Oct 2014 - 01 Sep 2016
Place: Italy, Malta, Slovenia, Portugal, Indonesia, The Philippines

Partner Associations

Associazione TDM 2000 (Italy)
KUD PLAC (Slovenia)
TDM 2000 (Malta)
SYnergia (Portugal)
CV Act Global (Indonesia)
One Media Boracay (The Philippines)