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DIA Starts Cooperation with Youth Service America (YSA) on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD)

DIA has been selected as one of the European Regional Lead Agencies of GYSD 2011. DIA will cooperate wth NGO’s in the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK in order to promote youth volunteering and active citizen particpation.

DIA Leads National Research on Global Education

DIA has been commissionned by Anthropolis Foundation to lead a national research on the state of arts on Global Education in Hungary. The study will be presented and discussed at the National Roundtable on Global Education in Hungary in September 2010 with government and NGO representatives and practitioners. The aim of the process is to create a multi-stakeholder dialogue in order to promote new ways of teaching and learning of global issues.

DIA Launches the 9th Year of NOKIA Funded Youth Service Program: KöZöD!

In October 2010 DIA will launch the 9th year of its national youth service program at an award giving ceremony. Awards will be given to the most outstanding youth groups of the National Youth Service Day 2010, and the authors of the best photographies taken at service events. The KöZöD! program includes a small grant scheme for local youth volunteer groups, a national network and public debate events throughout the country. Over the past 9 years more than 70,000 young people aged 14-25 were reached through a variety of programes.

DIA Leads the European Structured Dialogue Process in Hungary

Funded by the European Commission’s Youth in Action Programme, DIA has started to coordinate the process of the European Structured Dialogue in Hungary. 9 public debate events will take place between October 2010 and January 2011 followed by focus group sessions, debate trainings and a national survey.

Vodafone Hungary Supports School-based Youth Service

One of DIA’s staff members, Zsuzsa Matolcsi earned a one year grant from Vodafone Hungary in order to promote youth service in schools. Zsuzsa is one of the 3 full-time Vodafone Angels who – thanks to the Vodafone grant – can offer one year of their life to work on their dream project.

Debate Clubs and Debate Training in East Hungary

Funded by the Norwegian Fund and the Open Society Institute, DIA continues its efforts to revitalize the debate culture offering professional development sessions, on-going mentoring to professionals working with socially disadvantaged youth in East Hungary. A Debate handbook was recently published to further assist the newly created Debate clubs. The 2nd National Debate Championship will be organized int he Spring of 2011 by DIA and its partners.

Morgan Stanley Supports Motivation Clubs for Another Year

DIA will continue its Motivation Club program in 13 vocational and secondary schools in Budapest with the aim of promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and social responsibility. The program supports socially disadvanted youth through creative activities held in their schools to increase their chances to succeed in life. By the end of the year participants prepare a business plan and preferably produce a product. The Motivation Club program is featured at the Young Entrepreneurs’ Week in November 2010.