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At four points on the horizon, 4 European non-governmental organizations invite 24 young active Europeans and Europeans into a series of challenges for the future of Europe.

Young people from Sweden, Romania, Germany and Greece, aged 18 to 27, start a unique trip from Rhodes. Their aim is to meet the challenges faced by Europe, to discuss (again) the core of its values, and to jointly address issues such as immigration, xenophobia, and the future of democracy and the active participation of citizens in shaping of the Common European Future.

The start is in September in Rhodes where the selected group will be found for a week (4-10 / 09/2016) in the village of Monolithos and the cozy Thomas Hotel. At the end of February 2017, the trip will take participants to Sweden, in autumn 2017 in Romania and 2018 in Germany. A unique experience for participants to travel from Rhodes (the South of Europe) to every single part of the horizon.

The Camp Democracy 1 program is organized by the House of Europe in Rhodes, the House of Europe in Gavlborg, Sweden, and the Office of the Educational Union of Workers, the Institute for Digital Governance from Romania and the House of Europe in Marienberg, Germany and funded by the European Union’s Erasmus + program.

The aim of the program is to bring together young adults from four different corners of Europe, North (Sweden), South (Greece), East (Romania) and West (Germany) to work on topics that are fundamental to the future of Europe. The central core of the process is to share participants with their different experiences and opinions, discuss solutions with different approaches, become more active politically and socially and understand the decision-making process and how the EU works today. In addition, through good practices and examples, and using digital media such as social networks, they will have the opportunity to spread their experience and knowledge to their local community.

At the same time, participants will have the opportunity to network at European level, discover different countries and cultures, train, develop, broaden their way of thinking, make new friends and of course have fun.

Entry criteria:

Participants must be 18 to 27 year olds on the start date of the program (September 2016).

Participants must be nationals of the four countries participating in the program.

Participants should be interested in issues such as politics, social and democratic participation in society, and so on.

Participants must be able to communicate at a very good level, in writing and in person, in English.

The participants are committed to participating in all four workshops between September 2016 and spring 2018.

For the Greek Mission (6 people), they must have sent their application (see below) by 08 July 2016.

Terms of participation:

The cost of participating in the program is € 70 per workshop, paid one month before the beginning of each workshop. The cost of participation includes transport (under Erasmus + regulations), accommodation and meals for the duration of each workshop as well as the actions included in it.

Attention: Applications are open for entries from all over Greece, but Rhodes workshop is not available from other parts of Greece, as Rhodes is considered to be the seat of the project. Only transport to and from the village of Monolithos is included.

See the call for action here

Download the application form here, fill it online and send it in .doc, .docx format to by 08/07/2016. Attention: only 6 seats available! The final selection of the participants will be made on the basis of their applications by the Board of Directors of the House of Europe in Rhodes. Previous participation in the House of Europe actions and initiatives in Rhodes will be highly appreciated.