LEADER is the main EU funding program supporting rural communities across the European Union. The aim of the adventure seminar is to involve youth in Leader work and build networks among European rural young people.
Amaze Me Leader is organized like TV-format Amazing Race but without competition; participants are divided in teams, they get a car and LEADER-tasks for the day. The idea is that they are representing a Leader Action Group from their own area. You are eligible to apply if you are between age 18 tp 29 and live in the areas of LEADER local action groups of Piällysmies ry, Veej'jakaja ry, Rajupusu Leader ry, Leader Länsi-Saimaa ry and Pohjois-Kymen Kasvu ry.
Apply before 25.6.2019. Please read all the information carefully and complete all sections of the form. If you have any questions about the event, or the form, please contact your LEADER action group for advice. Please note your place is NOT guaranteed by completing this form. We will attempt to allocate on a first come, first served basis, but first-timers will be preferred. We will be in touch after the closing date to confirm whether you have been allocated a place.
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AML 2019 will provide young people an excellent opportunity to be part of active young people who want to learn new skills, improve cultural competence, gain understanding of rural communities, businesses and what can be achieved with LEADER funding in rural areas. Amaze Me Leader provides a springboard to highlight and to promote the value and contribution that young people can make to the development of the economic, social and environmental sustainability of our rural communities.
WHAT WILL I GAIN FROM TAKING PART?
We hope that this project will result in many and far reaching impacts for the young people who participate including:
•having a life changing, life affirming, fun experience which makes positive memories which last your whole life •building knowledge, skills and confidence •building a feeling of empowerment, trust and value •building active participation which lasts beyond the life of the project •inspiring you and building motivation and positive intentions to be change makers of the future •building a sense of entrepreneurship where you can see yourself building a successful life in rural areas •building connections with each other
WHAT DIFFERENCE DO WE HOPE TO MAKE?
Amaze Me LEADER is about far more than a fun adventure where you meet other young people from across Europe, and in signing up for the event, we expect you to be part of a force for change; to participate as fully as you can and share our commitment to achieving the following positive changes:
•to raise awareness of LEADER activities, the LEADER approach and rural community development with young people, communities, organisations and decision makers •to encourage young people to get involved in community development and local decision making in their own local areas, but also at a wider national / transnational level. •to raise awareness of cultural diversity and provide opportunities for the Amaze Me LEADER participants to share experiences of living and working in rural communities across Europe•to give the Amaze Me LEADER participants a platform to ‘problem solve’ particular issues facing rural communities, drawing from your own experiences and learning •build relationships both between young people and partner agencies
SKILLS AND QUALITIES WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN AML PARTICIPANTS
•A keen interest in developing rural communities to be great places for young people to grow up, learn, work and live •A commitment to being part of a positive force for change for the future •Willing to take part and try new things •Willing to make your views heard •Willing to share your skills and experience with others •Ability to work as part of a team •Able to speak English at least in a moderate conversational level
APPLY BEFORE 25.6.2019
by filling the application form below. There will be 2 young people (and alternates) selected from your LEADER group are based on the application, alltogether 10 from Finland.
Please complete the information below in full - NOTE: this is an application procedure and all information will be taken into account when processing your application for a space on Amaze Me Leader 2019.
Contact persons in Leader Action groups:Piällysmies ry, Sini Yläsaari tel. +358 44 976 6880Veej'jakaja ry, Anssi Gynther tel. +358 44 015 5222Rajupusu Leader ry, Anne Vänttinen tel. +358 40 715 7189Leader Länsi-Saimaa ry, Terhi Ojanen +358 45 668 9007Pohjois-Kymen Kasvu ry, Evita Reitti tel. +358 40 586 1134