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Newsletter febr 2004

Dear friends of enoa! In March enoa held its General Assembly in the countryside of Portugal.
Before we were discussing on the different concepts of empowerment, animation and networking, but it was not only discussing: within this week a lot of new projects came up or were concretised. In this newsletter you can find information on the future projects and the report of the General Assembly.
And one thing more:
If you are looking for partners to do a seminar or project, you are invited to contact us and we will send your call to our database.
We wish you a nice and sunny spring.
Your enoa burea


1. Enoa projects:

Youth Exchange in Italy (December 2005)
This youth exchange will involve youngsters from local realities reached during Enoa´s action-trainings in Portugal, Poland, Italy and Latvia. The idea is to bring this active youngsters together to exchange on the experiences they had so far during the training, the activation process and in the development of their projects and initiatives. The group leaders will be the local coordinators of the Action-trainings.

Study Session: Capitalization, Conceptualisation, Confrontation and Contribution in Budapest / Hungary or Strasbourg / France (January 2005)
After having reflected and evaluated the work of the last years, it is important now to focus on the future strategy of ENOA´s activities and also on how to elaborate tools and methods useful for our members and for youth workers in general.
For this reasons, the title of the study session mentions four concepts: capitalization of the experience acquired, conceptualisation from the analyses of our practices, confrontation with the point of view of external experts and a contribution for formal and non-formal networking on an European dimension.
This study session will allow us to take a new step in terms of networking: the possibility to start a process of continuous questioning and analyses of our work, to formulise the tools used and created in the frame of our network, to distribute it on an European level, to make it available for any youth worker.
The preparatory team is Eric Gautier – France, Silvia Volpi – Italy, Ana Silva – Portugal, Luciano Romano – France, Pieter-Jan Uyttersprot - Belgium

Training for Youth Workers (March 2005)
ENOA approach is based on the principles of action and research in non-formal education. Our approach has been built through the concept of action-training, training for youth organisations / youth workers, and in the same time for youth leaders and young people.
This concept grew in the last three years, and we have realised a long term process in the sustainable development of youth initiatives. Local organisations and youth workers in link with ENOA expressed some clear training needs: how to work on the formalisation of ideas and how to support and accompany such youth initiatives.
The main elements of the training will be:
- Analysis of our realities in youth participation and identification of possibilities and directions of actions
- Compare realities, projects and methods used
- Working on the complements between local dimensions of the organisation and ENOA
- Training :
+ on action research methods, as a practical approach to promote youth participation in civil society
+ on important issues and tools like “youth ideas expression”, “supporting youth initiatives” and on specific elements that will appear during the training from the expectations of the participants

2. Cooperation projects*

Action-Training on youth activation - Tg-Jiu / Romania (2nd - 13th June 2005)
After participating in the Action-Training in Poland (September 2003) Liliana Danaricu, a member of "youngsters without borders" started thinking about the possibility to organize in collaboration with ENOA an Action-Training in Tg-Jiu, Romania. This city is situated in the central south-west of Romania and has about 100.000 inhabitants. This Action-Training is needed in my local reality both for the youngsters but also for the youth workers and for my NGO who needs active young people to involve in future projects.
The aims of the AT are to raise the understanding of citizenship, to develop active citizenship among youngsters, to impulse and support youth initiatives and to motivate young people to develop their own projects.
The team that will work on this project is formed by Alexandra Geier, Solene Boyeaux, PJ Uyttersprot, Lili Danaricu and a local team that will participate in all phases of the project: preparation, Action-Training and follow-up. This local team will be composed by members of the local NGO-YWB(Youngsters Without Borders) and by members of other local NGO, partners in this project.
A feasibility visit is planned for the second week of September 2004 and the Action-Training for 2-13 June 2005.

Action-Training on youth activation in Lithuania (Spring 2005)
More information will be available soon.

3. Support projects*

Large scale Action 5 project in Altamura / Italy (starting September 2004)
During the General Assembly of Enoa, held in Portugal last March, the cultural association LINK, came with a proposal for an action to be run in 2005 in cooperation with Enoa.
In October 2003 LINK was involved, in cooperation with the Cultural Association "Eutropia", in a Training Course whose topic was "Street animation for active citizenship" and the target group was the Roma community living in Altamura (Italy).
After that experience we thought it was necessary to develop the idea and we started to plan a new project based on an Action-Training. At the same time, during the evaluation phase of the last year's project, we had to admit the weakness of the follow up and the difficulty of the local organization in giving the right and necessary tool to the local young participants to continue the action and to plan a long term strategy. For these reasons, after a long discussion with other members of the network, we came to the decision that a Large Scale project was needed, in order to assure better results in terms of involvement of young participants and in terms of achievement of our aims.
One of the reasons why we want to have this Large Scale Action 5 project is because there are several young "youth leaders" that still need to be trained and need to gain more self-confidence in order to be able to activate other young people. We hope to start with this project a sort of chain reaction.
Since the project we are thinking at is quite complex, we decided to start with a feasibility visit that should be hosted in Altamura in September 2004.
At this stage the following members showed their interest in this process: Luciano Romano (France), Denis Morel (France), PJ Uyttersprot (Belgium), Anita Silva (Portugal), Liliana Danaricu (Romania), Laura de Witte (Portugal), Gergana (Bulgaria).
For more information please contact Mino Vicenti at

Study Visit in Nice / France (Autum 2004 or Spring 2005)
More information will be available soon!

* 1/ ENOA project: a project organised directly by ENOA
2/ Cooperation project: is organised in the name of a local organisation with the help of ENOA. The level of involvement can be different: to use the methodologies, to have bureau members in the team, … each case is an individual and the kind of support depends on the needs of the local organisation.
3/ Support project: an enoa member or member organisation can use the name of ENOA to apply for a fund (not to C.o.E.), the member or member organisation does all the work from application to report.


1. Election of the General Assembly Bureau;
2. New members;
3. The financial report 2003;
4. The activity report 2003;
5. Joanna’s resignment;
6. The Fiscal Council;
7. The election of the Bureau;
8. The election of the president;
9. Long term strategy;
10. Next year’s projects;
11. Presentation of the cooperation and support projects;


Ana Silva, Silvia Volpi, Eugen Ghera, Ruta Dugstaite, Gaelle Guiton, Denis Morel, Luciano Romano, Girolamo Vicenti, Solene Boyaux, Eric Gautier, Gergana Dzhennova, Pieter-Jan Uyttusprot, Joanna Rybecka, Jusina Pinkivioiute, Nik Paddison, Ianis Guslens, Alexandra Geier, Laura de Witte, Liliana Danaricu, Sandra Gesualdo

A total of 20 members were presents with the right to vote, and 1 member (Emel Aydin) delegated her vote to Denis Morel. According to the law, for approving decisions or electing persons it is necessary half plus 1 of the votes, in this case 11 votes. 

1. Election of the GA Bureau

There were 3 people interested in function of President, Vice-president and secretary. The voting process was secret(annexe no. 3). The results are:
President: Laura de Witte
Vice-President: Sandra Gesualdo
Secretary: Liliana Danaricu
In favour: 20
Abstention :1
Against : 0

2. New members

The GA Bureau presented the new members of Enoa: 3 organisations and 9 individuals.
They were voted by unanimity(21 votes).

3. Financial Report 2003

The fiscal council (Luciano Romano and Eric Gautier) presented a short explanation on the financial report 2003 provided by the treasurer. The balance of the year is positive proving a global good management.
The fiscal council made some recommendations for next year: they want to receive the copy of the invoices for one or two projects; they want to be informed when a project is approved in order to facilitate the communication between the fiscal council and the treasurer; Eric Gaultier proposed to evaluate financially the voluntary work of each members involved in the projects, in order to valorise the personal involvement.
The members voted by unanimity(21 votes) for the financial report 2003.

4. The Activity Report 2003

Alexandra Geier, member of the Bureau, made a short presentation of the Report, and it was voted by unanimity(21 votes).

5. Joanna Rybacka’s resignment

In order to respect the status of Enoa, Joanna Rybacka needs to resign of her mandate in the fiscal council, to be able to be elected in the Bureau.

6. Fiscal Council Election
Gaelle Guiton presented her reasons to integrate the Fiscal Council.
She was elected by secret voting by unanimity.

7. Bureau election

According to the last GA, half of the Bureau members had to leave the Bureau to give the possibility to other members to share this responsibility. The members who left the Bureau are Nik Paddison, Alexandra Geier and Fabrice Le Flock. Nik Paddison presents his reasons to quit the Bureau and Denis Morel spoke in the name of Fabrice Le Floch.
The new candidates for the Bureau are: Joanna Rybacka, Solene Bouyaux and Alexandra Geier. Each candidate presented their motivation to be candidates.
The vote was secret(annex no. 9) and the results are:

Joanna Rybeka (17 in favour, 4 abstention )
Solene Bouyaux (20 in favour, 1 vote against)
Alexandra Geier (19 in favour, 2 abstention)

8. President election

According to the status the mandates for the members of the bureau are 2 years. Anyway, in the internal strategy of Enoa, the president was always elected besides the bureau in order to have the legitimity of all the members presents in the GA.
After a long discussion the GA decided to vote the idea that the president should be elected for one year, and agreed that in the agenda of the GA 2005, there will be a proposal to change the status in this way.
The result was : 20 in favour,1 abstention
After this decision taken, the Bureau presented one candidate for the position of the president: Denis Morel.
He was elected as president and the result of secret votes was: 20 in favour, 1 abstention
Eugen Gherga proposed that on the agenda of the GA 2005, we should also discuss that method of electing the president should be applied for all the roles inside the Bureau.

9. Long-term strategy

The President, Denis Morel, presented the long-term strategy document.
The results of the votes for the long-term strategy: 20 in favour, 1 abstention

10. Enoa’s projects 2004

Enoa’s projects for 2004 are:
Youth Exchange (Silvia Volpi),
Study Session (Anita Silva),
Training in link with GA (Denis Morel)
Mobility project (Eugen Gherga)
It was notified that the preparation teams should include not exclusively the Bureau members, but also the person who propose a project and other members of the network.
The results of the votes was:
Youth Exchange: 19 in favour, 2 abstentions
Study Session: 19 in favour, 2 abstentions
Training in link with GA: 18 in favour, 3 abstentions
Mobility projectd: 7 in favour,14 abstentions
Notes: the mobility project was not approved by the majority of the members not because they do not agree but because they think that they need more informations.

11. Presentation of the cooperation and support projects 2004

The members of Enoa present in the GA agreed that:
- The projects in collaboration with Enoa for 2004 are: Action-Training in Lithuania and Action-Training in Romania.
- The project with the support of Enoa is Short Study Visit in Nice(France).
- the kind collaboration regarding the long term project in Altamura(Italy) needs to be defined

01.01.2008. 04:18

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