The Open to change project develops between 1.03.2020 – 28.02.2022 in international partnership with organizations from 4 countries: Romania, Italy, Lithuania and Turkey and is funded by the European Union through the Erasmus + program, Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships in the Youth Field.


The project aims to increase active citizenship and the participation of young people in community life.




The main activities of the project:

  • International seminar for 16 youth workers from partner organizations that aims to develop their skills and knowledge in creating an enabling environment for the active participation of young people – educational practices and techniques;
  • International workshop for 36 young people with reduced opportunities that aims to develop the behaviors of active citizenship and participation;
  • Local volunteer projects created and carried out by young people in the target group.

Open to change will develop the skills of youth workers to create mechanisms to support the active participation of young people, thus resulting in more effective and coherent educational programs in the field of human rights, active citizenship and social inclusion of young people in partner countries. The young participants in the project will acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to face the challenges and socio-economic barriers, they will become more aware of their rights and more motivated to get involved in volunteer activities and community participation. The project will produce positive changes in the development of civic education programs in partner organizations through the exchange of knowledge and expertise and will stimulate the development of local partnerships for the benefit of local communities.


Kick off meeting online on the 24.09.2020

Our Oriel representatives had an oline meeting on 24.09.2020 with organizations from Romania (InternationalEduCenter), Lithuania (Tavo Europa) and Turkey (Nevşehir İl Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğünün) as part of Erasmus + under the reference number 2019-3-RO01 -KA205-077792 and titled "Open To Change"
The kick off meeting of the project was held online with the participation of all partners due to the pandemic. In the meeting held online there was a presentation between the organizations involved and of the project, as well as discussing how to structure future activities.

2nd online meeting on the 25th of November 2020

Our Oriel representatives had the 2nd oline meeting on 25.11.2020 with organizations from Romania (
International EduCenter
), Lithuania (
Tavo Europa
) and Turkey (Nevşehir İl Milli Eğitim Müdürlüğünün) as part of Erasmus + under the reference number 2019-3-RO01 -KA205-077792 and titled "Open To Change"
In the meeting held online there was a more detailed presentation of the project and a further discussion about the development of the future activities.

Oriel was part in the online workshop for youth workers organized by International Center for Education on Friday 8th January 2021 with participants from Romania, Italy, Lithuania and Turkey.
Our youth workers will elaborate and conduct together a Research on youth participation topics meant to support us in improving the quality of youth programs.

1) 1st Episode regarding the applicant organisation

  International EduCenter from Romania and the project Open to   


Reseach on youth participation.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat 2.9 MB
Open to change (1).pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat 10.0 MB