Last month's European Mobility Week generated a raft of successful environmental actions promoting sustainable mobility approaches and LIFE projects have been instrumental in supporting the aims of this increasingly popular EU initiative.

4th Dialogue on recogniton of Non-Formal Education: where Non-Formal Education and Formal Education meet

Dates: 10-11 December
Place: Ghent, Belgium
Deadline: 3 November 2009

The yearly Dialogue is the main event of the YFJ regarding education. It is where youth organisations meet institutions, stakeholders, experts etc. to discuss the recognition of Non-Formal Education.

This edition will be special as it is co-organised by the University Association Ghent, very fitting as the topic is coooperation between formal Education and Non-Formal Education, between youth organisations and schools.

Call for participants

UN-HABITAT's Opportunity Fund for Youth-Led Development

UN-HABITAT, United Nations Human Settlements Programme, with the support of the Government of Norway, launched the Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth Led Development, which announced its first call for proposals in March 2009. In addition to providing small scale grants to grassroots youth led organizations around the world, UN-HABITAT wishes to use the Fund to research and demonstrate the value of investing in youth.

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There are still 19 days to collect 20 000 voices from children and youth till 18 year from all over the world and to hand them in as a petition to the European Parliament on the 17th of November.

Please share with friends, family, colleagues from all over the world and ask them to do the same!

Children and youngsters can write what they think the European policymakers should do about children's rights in their native language!

Call for proposals for NGO operating grants in 2010, from DG Environment, is now open, see

Deadline for proposals: 30 November 2009.