News & Activities

Welcome to the news and activities section of Libertas International. Here you will find information about all the events and activities organized by Libertas International. You can also read the stories of our “Free voices”, the testimonials of some of our volunteers and their experiences with Libertas International. And you will also find information about all our International Cooperations projects, partnerships, pictures, videos and more! We hope you enjoy it!

Click on the green button placed onthe right to see the full list of the UPCOMIING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES organized by Libertas.————>

Networking during FIFA 2018 in Moscow (Russia) from 13th to 20th July 2018

We invite youth workers for a unique event – Networking in Moscow during FIFA 2018!

You will have the great opportunity to network with other youth workers as well as enjoy the atmosphere of FIFA 2018!

This is a youth event that you will never forget – Networking  during FIFA 2018! We invite you to join the partnership-building activity which take place during finals of Football World Cup in Moscow! This is a unique opportunity to feel the atmosphere of this great event and meet youth workers from different countries to discuss the possibilities of collaboration!

During the event you will meet youth workers from different countries and have the opportunity to introduce yourself and learn more about youth work in other countries. Special attention will be given to youth work in Moscow. You will learn about youth work in Russia and meet youth workers from Moscow.


The program will include the following blocks:

Sessions at our training center– the sessions in order to learn more about each other, youth work in general and discuss other topics that could be interesting for youth workers.

Visits to the organizations – we will visit youth organizations in Moscow to learn more about the youth work in Russia

Excursions in Moscow – the visits to touristy places in Moscow where you will have the chance to enjoy the beauty of the city and get to know each other in a more informal way

Watching together the finals of Football World Cup 2018 – we will go together to the public area (square) to watch together the finals of FIFA 2018

The event is organized for youth workers who would like to develop new networks and find partners for new projects! We organize it during FIFA 2018 as it provides a unique background for successful networking!

We invite youth workers who are interested in developing new networks and meeting other youth workers! Especially we would be happy to see among participants youth workers who would be interested developing further contacts with the youth organizations from Russia.

Please note – we have limited amount of places so if you’re interested in – please apply asap! As soon as all the spots for the event will be taken we won’t be able to accept more applicants.


The accommodation during the event will be provided in a unique location – a modern comfortable training center. Participants will sleep and have sessions at the same building! The training center is located in the south of Moscow (so called New Moscow area).

The training center consists on 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a large common room for the sessions. In addition to the standard facilities the training center is equipped with Jacuzzi that can be used by participants, the fire place where participants can gather in the evenings together, terrace and other facilities which will make the stay comfortable.

The training center in New Moscow is not just a building! It was constructed with the intention to give participants the feeling of the community together! To facilitate informal contacts among participants outside of the sessions. To activate the creativity

Fully equipped kitchen and the place for BBQing are also available for the participants. In case of the good weather the outside area can be used by participants as well.

The stay at the training center in New Moscow provides unique experience enhancing the learning process.

The training center is located in south of Moscow – so called area of New Moscow.

Our training center in Moscow is a unique venue which was constructed from a family house. We use the concept of family house to create a family comfort for participants of our event. We hope every participant will feel like home and will enjoy the stay. Moreover, we hope such environment can be great for meeting new partners and thinking together about common projects. The family environment contributes to closer cooperation between participants of our projects.

The training center consist on a house of a total size of 400 sq m and in addition to that has a private garden which can be used for outdoor activities, sport or yoga in the mornings. We have a BBQ place in the garden as well. Sometimes as one of the meals during a day we offer BBQ to participants (with vegetarian alternative for vegetarians). There is also a roof terrace which can be used during warm weather.

The building consists on bedrooms where participants are accommodated, large living room that can be used by participants, classroom (with chairs, beamer, market board and other necessary materials for conducting the trainings) and fully equipped kitchen. Usually during our courses we provide meals but if participants are willing to use the kitchen – they are welcome to do so. Living room in addition to the couch has also a fire place which is a great place for getting together in winter. There are also board games and music instruments in a living room that could be used by participants during free time! We have an electric piano, guitar, djembe (brought from South Africa), didgeridoo (brought from Australia) and few other items which are fun to use!

In addition to that we have Jacuzzi in the training center, terrace and just great atmosphere! We’ll make sure you’ll love your stay here!

For lovers of healthy life style we have a small gym with few machines you can use to be in shape during your stay! Trust us – the food we provide during the courses is delicious and if you do not want to gain few extra kilos – you’re welcome to use the gym!

Yes, you might expect sauna if you come to Russia! That we don’t have yet! But if there will be a high demand for that we might build one soon!

Location – the training center can be reached from the airports Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo within 1,5-2 hour drive (depending on traffic) or within just half an hour drive from the airport Vnukovo.

You can reach the city center within 1-2 hour drive (depending on traffic) or within similar time via public transport. The stop of public transport is only 3-5 minutes walk from the training center.

When the training center is free from courses that we conduct it can be rented for events and other training programs. We can also arrange transportation, catering and other needed services. If you are interested in renting the training center for your party, course, the program of corporate education or any other event – please feel free to contact us.

You can see the photos of the training center. If you would like to have more information about the training center – you are welcome to contact us.


The fee for the course is 550 euro. The fee includes:

  • The program of the event  for the whole stay (including all necessary printed/digital materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
  • Transfer
  • Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.


Please, fill in this ELECTRONIC FORM


Nationals of the most of the countries need a visa to enter to Russia. If you are not sure if you need a visa or not – please send us an email letting us know which nationality you have and we will be happy to advice you if you need a visa or not.

If you need a visa – we will send you a visa invitation. Please note visa invitation is not a visa. With the visa invitation which you will receive from us, you will still need to go to the Russian Consulate and apply for a visa.

Together with the visa invitation you will need to bring to the Consulate some other documents (usually these includes passport, passport size photo, filled application form, in some cases – insurance, proof of finances and other documents depending on the country where you are applying for a visa). We recommend you to check the website of the Russian Consulate to see the full list of documents you need to present.

Usually it takes about 1-2 weeks to receive a visa at the Consulate after the moment you have submitted your visa application. In most of cases before submitting the visa application you need to make an appointment. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. That is why we recommend you to contact the closest Russian Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment for a visa.

Visa fee varies depending on the country where you apply. For EU citizens in most of cases the visa can be done free of charge. For non-EU citizens the visa fee is 35 or 60 euro (depending on the country where you apply for a visa). Those are the fees if you apply directly at the Consulate. In most of countries you can apply directly to the Consulate but you also have a choice to apply for a visa to the Visa Center of the Consulate, Visa Center, Travel Agency or to another organization. If you are applying through any of those organizations (e.g. anywhere except the Consulate itself) there might be extra charges.

We recommend you to apply for a visa as soon as possible. And of course – in case of any questions on any stage of visa application we will be more than happy to assist!


In case of any questions regarding the event – feel free to send us an email to

intensive English language course in The Hague (Netherlands) from 1st to 28th August 2018

Since 2009 we are implementing a program of learning English language in one of the most unique countries in the world – the Netherlands! Coming summer we invite you to the Summer English learning program in the Netherlands, where you can significantly improve your language skills, as well as spend time in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and meet lots of people from all over the world!

This is not just an English language course! It is a program full of unforgettable experiences, new encounters and much more in one of the most amazing cities in the world – The Hague!


The main objective of the project is to give young people a chance to practice English and improve their language skills. In addition, the project also allows students to learn more about the culture of an amazing country – the Netherlands, spending 2 weeks or 1 month in one of the most unique cities of Europe – The Hague. The project has wide cultural and social elements – excursions, visits to various organizations, meetings with interesting people, leisure activities that enable students not only to improve the English language skills (cultural program is also conducted in English ), but also learn a lot about the country, in which education takes place!

Learning a foreign language abroad – is not just a trend, this is the most effective method to learn the language if you want to achieve results in the short term! Immersion in the foreign language environment is the best way to overcome the language barrier and make significant break in the study of a language!


English teachers in this program are native speakers from UK, USA and Australia.

Every weekday English classes will be offered to students. Emphasis will be made on the development of students’ speaking skills in order to overcome the language barrier. At the same time, students will be able to learn all the aspects related to grammar as well.

The communicative method of teaching is widely practiced during the course. In this method students are encouraged to speak the language as much as possible in order to overcome language barrier. Upon arrival, students’ proficiency in English will be tested and they will be divided into groups according to their levels. Classes will be conducted 5 days a week and will last 4 academic hours per day.


Accommodation will be provided in the student residency of the university. Students will live in double rooms (single rooms are possible for an additional fee).

The Course will take place in the Hague from 1st till 28th August 2018.

The Hague is a highly international and great location for English language course!

Besides, the Netherlands is a very small country and you can easily travel within the country during your free time. To give an idea about the distances – it takes only 45 min to get from the Hague to Amsterdam. The biggest airport of the Netherlands – Schiphol – is only 15 min train ride from the city center of Amsterdam and half an hour – from the Hague!

Besides lessons, we will offer an additional social program – we will meet people, visit organizations, conduct seminars on various topics. The Hague is one of the international centers for UN and other international institutions. You will find here the International Court of Justice, International Criminal Tribunal, International Organization for Migration and a lot of other UN-related and other international organizations.


In addition to English language classes students will be invited to participate in various activities – a bike tour, a tour of “Secret Hague”, “List Hunt”, visiting different organizations, evening games with local youth and other activities where working language will be English, so they will be able to practice it even outside their study room.

Among the most popular visits there will be:

Van Gogh Museum

Anna Frank House


Rembrant House Museum

Royal Palace of Amsterdam

Heineken Factory


Oude Kerk

Jordan District


Jordan District


Hermitage Amsterdam

The National Maritim Museum

Photography Museum

Olympic Stadium

De Gooyer Windmild

Basilica of Saint Nicholas

The cultural program aims to develop communication skills, as well as introduce to culture of the Netherlands and other countries!


The course takes 2 or 4 weeks

You can combine English language with Dutch language too.


The fee for the course is the following:

4 weeks course – the fee will be 1290 euro.

2 weeks course – the fee will be 990 euro.

Business English 4 weeks course – the fee will be 1590 euros

Individual classes – the fee will be 1990 euro. If you come with girlfriend/boyfriend and want to learn language together, the program in a group of 2 will cost 1750 euros per person.

4 weeks Dutch language course – the fee will be 490 euro (Please note, you can take this course as an additional to English language course. The class time will not coincide with English lessons).

If you want to join 2 weeks of the program you can choose – the first 2 weeks or the second 2 weeks of the program.

The fee includes:


Classes from Monday to Friday – 3 hours of classes per day

Cultural and social activities in afternoons and evenings.


Please, complete this form

We reply all the emails with the applications. If you have not received a reply from us within 2 working days – please, email us again, probably we have not got your email.


 We provide a visa invitation for the visa to the Netherlands. Please note – visa invitation is not a visa – with the invitation that we will send, you will still need to go to the closest Dutch Consulate and apply for a visa.

Together with the visa invitation you will need to provide other documents – usually those documents include passport, passport size photo, filled application form, insurance, proof of means, proof of work/study and other documents. The list of the documents might slightly differ depending on the country where you apply for a visa. Please check the website of the closest Dutch Consulate to see what is the list of the documents you need to prepare.

In most of cases before applying for a visa you need to make an appointment at the Consulate. Some times you can only make an appointment 1-2 months in advance. We recommend you to contact the Consulate as soon as possible to make an appointment.

The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply – you might have your visa free of charge or might need to pay for it 35 or 60 euro. Those are the fees in case you apply for a visa directly at the Consulate. If you apply via Visa Center of the Dutch Consulate, Visa Center, Travel agency or another organization – those organizations might charge extra fees for their services.

If you submit all the requested documents on time the chance for the rejection of a visa is very small. In our experience the visas are mostly rejected if an applicant provides false information to the Consulate. This could be the major reason for rejections. We kindly ask you to check the documents before the application and make sure you only provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.

And of course if you have any questions regarding the visa application procedure we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!


 If you have any questions about Language Summer School we would be more than happy to assist you and answer all your questions! You can contact us though the email –

Most of the questions are already answered on the website. However, if you still have any, please do not hesitate to contact us!


long term training course NIO FAR in Sassari (Italy) 05-12 July 2018 and Ziguinchor (Senegal) 26th October -1 nov 2018

Nio Far will aims to create a sustainable cooperation between Africa and Europe in the youth field through activities which will address the needs of the organizations by empowering their youth workers with competencies and tools to become multipliers of more effective actions to promote youth active participation and to contribute to foster inclusiveness within their communities.

In this respect, it aims to:

  •   Strengthen the cooperation between Europe and Senegal;
  •   Strengthen the quality of youth work and to contribute to the recognition of its value and its potential;
  •   Reinforce synergies with other sectors, such as other education systems, the work field and society.To contribute to the achievement of these objectives, NIO FAR proposes a path aimed at:
  •   Encouraging the acquisition of skills and in particular to promote a new or a greater (in the case of participants from Senegal) familiarity with non-formal education methodology and with theimplementation of the skills acquired;
  •   Allowing the use of open source tools for training and understanding the potential of using ICT tools

    as a means to promote inclusion;
    To achieve this goal the project will consist of:

    A Long Term Training Course made of:

    •   6 days residential part (Sassari from 05/07/2018 to 12/07/2018)
    •   Online part (through an opensource platforme)
    •   Local multiplying events
    •   Final conference (Ziguinchor 26/10/2018 to 1/11/2018)
      1. LEARNING OUTCOMESParticipants will:
        •   To improve their social, civic and linguistic skills;
        •   To increase their cultural baggage;
        •   To develop soft skills and competence on using IT platform for on line education,
        •   Learning to learn, manage, mediate, solve conflicts and difficult situations;
        •   To work in teams and in interpersonal contexts;
        •   To practice active listening and mutual respect;
        •   To develop mediation skills and critical thinking.
    •   To develop project management and networking skills

      Participants will become “multipliers” of the results achieved by involving other young people and associations in a process of positive change and improvement of living conditions. PARTICIPANTS

      The project aims to involve 21 participants between 18 and 30 years old from 3 countries (Italy, Senegal and Spain). Participants will   Youth interested in becoming active but with few experiences in training and facilitating;  Young people from the partner organisations who are already engaged in training and education

      The processes of young people at local level. Participants are required to basic English language knowldege.

      The selection will respect the principle of gender balance.

      The project will cover travel costs, accommodation and all costs for participants.

      If you want to take part in this project please send us an email to

youth exchange EUROPEAN FOOD CULTURE from 15th to 30th July 2018 in Mailáthpuszta (Hungary)


celebrating cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue in Europe 

We are very glad to have by 5th time a partnership with the organization Ormansag Nonprofit Ltd. This year the theme for our partnership is EUROPEAN FOOD CULTURE.

“European Food Culture” project will be the 8th large youth exchange project in history of Sustainable Ormánság Nonprofit Ltd. Since 2015 migration crisis and future of EU are more and more serious topics and dividing EU countries. In the present political and media situation we would like to bring closer different culture without any negativity like it is commonly presented. We would like to show that EU political problems connected to the new migrants situation don’t suppose to close our European society to the other people. Interculturalism this is the field which contains ideas like tolerance, commends distinctness which make the base for integration. Because it is so important to promote that and see it wider then only the problem of the contemporary Europe. Our goal is integration of the participants, expanding the knowledge of the participants regarding intercultural subject, expanding the knowledge of the participants regarding the history of Europe, expanding the knowledge regarding the presence of the new culture in Europe. European cuisine is as varied as the many countries that make up Europe. While there are many differences between the various cuisines that fall under the term of European cuisine, there are also similarities. The history of Europe can be tasted in the food, as many of these dishes are thousands of years old. The culture of European countries is maintained in their dishes which are able to formalize unity and ensure easy recognition of European values such respecting cultural and linguistic diversity. In addition the project activities promoting self sufficient and healthy lifestyle, creative entrepreneurship, intercultural dialogue and common European heritage. Participants are going to live in a camp and holiday homes, commute by bike and explore rural lifestyle. In between we are going to focus on current topics of EU, like Euroscepticism, socio-economic situation of EU, protection of European heritage, solidarity and social inclusion in Europe. We would like to bring closer all these topics to the local people also for better understanding of unity in diversity concept.


· Make your own food and beverages − baking brad and pastry, brewing beer, making fruit juice

· Design a cookbook − with recipes and history of dishes each participating country

· Blog design − articles, short videos, analog photography and social media

· Dinner show − performances with folk music and dance in 3 villages, cooking together with locals

From our organization Libertas International 5 young people and 1 group leader will take part in this program that we have been waiting to happen for a long time.

We already did the selection of participants but you can write us if you are interested in other programs to

curso "Conflict Transformation through Culture: Intercultural Conflict Management in Youth Work" en Estambul (Turquía) del 18 al 25 de enero de 2016

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Os invitamos a participar en el curso “Conflict Transformation through Culture: Intercultural Conflict Management in Youth Work” que tendrá lugar en Estambul (Turquía) del 18 al 25 de enero de 2016. Contará con la participación de 30 líderes juveniles, trabajadores de ONGs, y personas trabajando en el mundo del trabajo social o empoderamiento de jóvenes de los siguientes países: Turquía, Rumanía, Bulgaria, España, Italia, Lituania, Estonia, Hungría, República Checa y Eslovaquia.

Contexto del proyecto
El conflicto social es un fenómeno que se produce por la restricción de diferentes ideas, sentimientos, valores o motivación entre las personas. También consiste en riesgos que pueden causar polarización y exclusión entre las personas y así crear situaciones desiguales. Este fenómeno ocurre entre las personas, pero también representa incompatibilidades entre grupos y organizaciones. Los conflictos son como icebergs y enfatizan las posiciones de los partidos primero, pero las causas arraigadas de ellos generalmente son intereses y valores diferentes. Además, la diversidad del trabajo juvenil también puede crear un conflicto entre jóvenes de diferentes orígenes y experiencias sociales, así como entre jóvenes y trabajadores juveniles; Pero estas diferencias también pueden ser una oportunidad para aprender a trabajar juntos para beneficio mutuo (Youth Transforming Conflict, Council of Europe, 2012). El objetivo principal de nuestro curso de formación es contribuir a la toma de conciencia de utilizar las diferencias culturales como fuente en la gestión de conflictos.
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Objetivos del proyecto

El curso de formación está diseñado específicamente para proporcionar un entorno de aprendizaje para los participantes que son trabajadores de la juventud, formadores de jóvenes y directores de proyectos en el ámbito de la gestión de conflictos

– Aprender sobre las características del conocimiento del enfoque de gestión de conflictos interculturales y adquirir sus habilidades metodológicas
– Desarrollar nuevas perspectivas experimentando las diferencias culturales, necesidades, valores y posiciones
– Integrar el enfoque de gestión de conflictos interculturales en los ámbitos en los que trabajan para transformar los conflictos en el ámbito de la juventud
– Desarrollar nuevos proyectos o apoyar proyectos actuales utilizando el enfoque de gestión de conflictos interculturales
– Con el fin de capacitar a los jóvenes para sensibilizar sobre la gestión de los conflictos interculturales y la inclusión social
– Obtener información sobre YouthPass y Erasmus + y gestionar el uso de estas herramientas en campos en los que trabajan
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Descripción de la Actividad y Número y Perfil de los Participantes

La actividad como curso de formación con 30 participantes de 10 países diferentes (equilibrado de género y también con participantes desfavorecidos) se celebrará en Estambul durante 8 días entre el 18 y el 25 de enero de 2017, incluidos los días de llegada y salida.


El programa del curso de formación se llevará a cabo mediante métodos no formales y con el objetivo de crear un aprendizaje y una interacción mutuos. Los métodos no formales que se utilizarán durante los 8 días de formación:

– Juegos de Simulación
– Teatro del foro y juegos de rol
– Trabajo en grupo reducido
– Actividades al aire libre
– Presentaciones visuales

Una Breve Descripción de los Resultados e Impacto Previstos

Los participantes tomarán conciencia de la gestión de conflictos interculturales en el trabajo con jóvenes, la mediación y el aprendizaje intercultural a través del proyecto y lo transferirán a su comportamiento y actitudes. Además de que también obtendrá experiencias mediante la aplicación de nuevos conocimientos y habilidades en sus campos de trabajo. Además de los que van a desarrollar un proyecto después del curso de capacitación mediante el uso de estos nuevos conocimientos y experiencias y también obtener habilidades de uso de diferentes métodos a través de la gestión de conflictos interculturales. Además, los participantes mejorarán la calidad de sus proyectos y podrán desarrollar proyectos multilingües tales como los cursos de formación, el voluntariado europeo y los proyectos de Intercambio de Jóvenes al tener la oportunidad de comprender el Erasmus +. Otro importante impacto previsto del proyecto es que los participantes tendrán una sensibilidad al aprendizaje intercultural y la colaboración para apoyar sus proyectos con la dimensión europea y la interculturalidad.

Beneficios potenciales a largo plazo
– Promover la transformación de conflictos en la juventud mediante el uso de nuevos métodos
– Aumentar la colaboración intercultural en la juventud
– Potenciar la dimensión europea e internacional de los proyectos en el ámbito de la juventud
– Diversificar el contexto de los proyectos en Erasmus +

El idioma del curso será inglés.

Llegada: 18.01.2017 Miércoles antes de las 19.00 p.m.
Salida: 25.01.2017 Miércoles después del desayuno
Un programa final será enviado a los participantes una semana antes del entrenamiento.

Nos alojaremos en un hotel, el nombre y la dirección del hotel serán enviados a los participantes con el programa final.
El alojamiento incluye habitaciones compartidas, en pensión completa, coffee breaks y el uso de instalaciones para conferencias. Los participantes compartirán una habitación doble o triple con una o dos personas del mismo sexo. Cada habitación tiene un baño; Ropa de cama se proporcionan.
Tienes que llevar tus toallas.
! Nota: Los organizadores no proporcionarán ningún alojamiento para estancias adicionales en Turquía. Si los participantes planean llegar unos días (Max 3 días) antes o salen unos días (Max 3 días) más tarde se les pide que nos informen y estaremos encantados de ofrecerles ayuda con la reserva de un hotel.

Los participantes pueden viajar en avión a Estambul. Se recomienda llegar al aeropuerto Atatürk para que pueda llegar más fácilmente al lugar del proyecto. También puede llegar al aeropuerto Sabiha Gökçen …
También le informaremos cómo llegar al lugar después de reservar sus entradas …

El 100% de los gastos de viaje de los participantes desde su ciudad natal a Estambul, Turquía, se reembolsará de acuerdo con los límites de distancia definidos por el programa Erasmus +.  Para los participantes españoles habrá un límite de 360 euros para los gastos de viaje de ida y vuelta.

RESERVE el billete de avión pero NO LO COMPRES antes de consultar con los organizadores.


Turquía todavía no está en la UE, así que traiga consigo sus pasaportes! Necesitarás comprar tu visado a la llegada, vale 25 euros.


No hay cuota de participación para este curso por parte de los organizadores de Estambul. Pero el 10% de los gastos de viaje se pedirá como contribución de los participantes, Queremos que los participantes tratan de encontrar la forma barata de llegar a Estambul.

Para ir a este curso los participantes deben ser socios de Libertas International. Además habrán 20 euros de gastos para gastos administrativos no reembolsables.


El seguro de viaje no se proporciona y no será reembolsado por los organizadores. Se recomienda a todos los participantes que compren un seguro de viaje privado, ya que los costos de la atención médica privada en Turquía son bastante altos.

El clima en Estambul, Turquía en enero es frío, se puede esperar temperaturas entre -5 a 5 grados.


Envianos un email a mostrando tu interés en participar en este proyecto.

Encuentro internacional de jóvenes MEDIA FREEDOM en Moravske Toplice (Eslovenia) del 24 de enero al 2 de febrero de 2017

Creemos que los medios de comunicación y la promoción de observaciones críticas de la información derivada de los medios de comunicación hoy en día para los jóvenes es muy importante. Es esencial que los jóvenes sean capaces de analizar la información y formular de forma independiente sus propias opiniones.

El projecto Media Freedom consistirá en dos actividades, a saber, la visita preparatoria y el intercambio de jóvenes.

El intercambio de jóvenes tendrá lugar en Moravske Toplice (Eslovenia) y reunirá a jóvenes de siete países europeos: Eslovenia, Bulgaria, Lituania, España, Italia, Hungría y Croacia.

Proyecto permitirá a los jóvenes a aprender cómo los medios de comunicación afecta a cada individuo. Con base en estos hallazgos, los participantes podrán pensar más críticamente sobre todo lo que lean o escuchen en los medios de comunicación, lo cual es importante para la participación activa y la participación cívica de los jóvenes. Creemos que esto es especialmente importante para los jóvenes con menos oportunidades.

Al mismo tiempo que abordamos la evaluación crítica de la información recibida de los medios de comunicación, también discutiremos temas relacionados con la cobertura de los medios de comunicación sobre la crisis de refugiados.
Los jóvenes deben ser capaces de obtener información de los medios de comunicación, evaluar críticamente, analizar, y en última instancia diseñar su opinión sobre un tema específico.

Los métodos de trabajo estarán en forma de educación no formal y aprendizaje de trabajos prácticos. El proyecto abarcará diversos temas como la publicidad, las redes sociales, la manipulación de los medios de comunicación, la libertad de los medios de comunicación, los medios de comunicación en nuestro país y la crisis de los refugiados en los medios de comunicación.

Los participantes también tendrán la oportunidad de crear una verdadera cobertura mediática del tema procesado. Tendremos tres categorías: prensa, foto y video.

Durante el intercambio abordaremos el tema de la ciudadanía europea. Vamos a explorar cómo Europa se retrata en los medios de comunicación y la influencia de los medios de comunicación en las opiniones y actitudes de las personas.


·  juegos de nombres, conocerse, romper el hielo, confiar en los juegos …
· Presentaciones de países y organizaciones
· Programa Erasmus + y herramientas Youth Pass
· Grupos de reflexión: Habrá momentos todos los días para preparar el Pase de los Jóvenes y reflexionar sobre las actividades, habilidades, actitudes y conocimientos cotidianos.
· Evaluaciones: tiempo cada mañana para una breve evaluación sobre el día anterior (sentimientos, actividades, cosas, etc.). Planearemos tiempo suficiente para una evaluación final para conocer la experiencia completa y preparar el Pase de la Juventud.
· Cena intercultural después de la actividad del primer día. Cada equipo debe traer algunas especialidades típicas de comida y / o bebida de su país.
· Talleres de medios.
· Viaje a Murska Sobota y visita a las casas de medios.
· Visita del Spa Terme3000 en Moravske Toplice y tarde libre para nadar.
IMPORTANTE: traer trajes de baño y toallas!

· Edad: 18-30
· 6 jóvenes participantes de cada país más 1 líder del grupo -> total 7 participantes
· ¡Por favor, trate de mantener el equilibrio de género en su grupo! 3 chicas, 3 chicos!
· Erasmus + es un programa que apoya a los jóvenes desfavorecidos. Así que queremos abrir nuestro Proyecto también para estos jóvenes. El alojamiento no es adecuado para personas en sillas de ruedas, pero todos los otros impedimentos son bienvenidos. Si usted tiene una persona joven en su grupo con alguna discapacidad por favor háganoslo saber para que podamos hacer cualquier preparación.
· El inglés es nuestro idioma de trabajo, pero no es obligación. Tendremos algunas reuniones y discusiones por lo que se recomienda al menos el conocimiento básico o la traducción en sus grupos. ¡No tengas miedo del lenguaje! Vamos a encontrar la manera de resolverlo!
· Personas interesadas en el tema.
· Jóvenes que comparten el espíritu de voluntariado.
· Jóvenes, motivados, agradables, alegres, sonrientes y buen humor !!

Cada participante recibirá un Youthpass, que:
· Certificado de educación no formal (participará en una actividad educativa)
· Puede incluirlo en su CV y utilizarlo para la escuela, universidad, trabajo nuevo, etc.

Al comienzo del proyecto, los participantes se dividen en pequeños grupos que se reunirán todas las noches en el grupo de reflexión. Hablarán e intercambiarán sobre las actividades del día, lo que han aprendido, lo que han observado, etc. Con todas estas notas, recibirán al final del intercambio en el taller final, un pase de juventud integral.


· El proyecto cubre los gastos de viaje con un límite de 170 euros para ida y vuelta, alojamiento, alimentos y actividades del programa.


Los participantes serán alojados en PANONIAN VILLAGE. Puedes ver el alojamiento haciendo click en este link:


Para participar es necesario hacerse socio. También existen 20 euros para gastos de gestión del proyecto y 30 euros que hay que pagar a la asociación de acogida al llegar allí.

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Resultado de imagen de Moravske Toplice map

Hay varias opciones para llegar a Moravske Toplice (Eslovenia). La mejor opción es viajar desde Valencia a Trieste con Ryanair. El vuelo vale ida y vuelta 70 euros. La salida será el dia 22 de enero y la vuelta el 2 de febrero. Los organizadores prepararan un minibus que te llevará desde Trieste hasta Moravske Toplice. Para que los gastos de tu viaje sean reembolsados debes conservar todos los tickets de viaje de autobús, avión, metro, tren, etc. y entregarselas a nuestros compañeros de Eslovenia.

Alvaro explains his experience as a participant in the training course "Enter in entrepreneurship- From idea to action" held in Sarajevo in April 2016

From the 1st to the 8th April 2016 I participated together with two other Spanish participants in a training course in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) offered by the youth organization “Libertas International”. There were participants from 11 different countries including Poland, Turkey, Hungary, Estonia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania and Spain and we were hosted in a hotel in the outskirts of Sarajevo. The course was held in a meeting room just beside our hotel. From the beginning there was a very good atmosphere between the trainers and the participants. We started the first session with icebreaking and team building activities and afterwards the trainers introduced how the course would be organised and the topics that would be covered during the week.

Activities were also organised during the evening. For instance, there was an intercultural evening were each country presented their country traditions, dances and food and we got to know better each participant’s cultural background. One of the most inspiring workshops we did was one based on role playing, in which we all got a paper and had to represent people with different socio-economic backgrounds and we got to know the difficulties they had in order to be able to make a living, open a business,etc. In addition, we also got to know how to write educational projects such as youth exchanges and training courses to send it to the EU and for them to be approved and carry them out in our host countries. For example, in our team we came up with the idea of a youth exchange based on raising awareness about the “refugee” issue, which is currently very up to date. In addition, we also were able to develop ideas for creating a social enterprise and how to articulate it in practice through the resources and tools offered by the European institutions.

The fifth day of the course we made a visit to Mostar, a city 2 hours away from Sarajevo, and we visited a successful social enterprise. The owner of the club explained us that its main aim was to enhance understanding among young people because the atrocities commited during the war between ethnic groups in the Balkan region had left many scars. By organizing social events and bringing renowned music groups from the region he managed to come up with a successful and sustainable enterprise, whilst contributing to the well-being of the local community. We also had some time to visit the city and it’s marvellous historic district and we visited the local mosque, which was a very interesting experience for all of us.

Regarding the participants of the group, I must say that there was a large diversity of people, with different ideas and this enhanced participation and group spirit. It seemed as there was no hierarchy as in formal education and we all had a say in the activities which were programmed.

Finally, I would highly recommend this course for any person willing to improve their soft and managerial skills and to engage with people from different cultural backgrounds. It was an unforgettable experience!

Sesión de estudio "Password for human rights: new tools for active participation" en Sassari (Italia) del 10 al 14 de septiembre 2016

Os invitamos a participar en la Sesión de Estudio “Password for human rights: new tools for active participation” que tendrá lugar en Sassari (Italia) del 10 al 14 de septiembre de 2016.

El proyecto está financiado por el Consejo de Europa y participarán 21 jóvenes de Reino Unido, España, Austria, Georgia, Rusia, Hungría e Italia.

El proyecto ha sido diseñado con el objetivo principal de involucrar a los jóvenes que tienen diferentes orígenes en una sesión de estudio con el objetivo de aumentar las competencias de los participantes hacia el uso de las herramientas TIC para combatir la discriminación y promover la participación de los marginados grupos de gente joven que se migrantes , solicitantes de asilo y refugiados fondos.

La sesión de estudio se llevará a cabo en Cerdeña (Italia ) entre el 10 y el 14 de septiembre de 2016. La ciudad de Sassari ha sido elegido para acoger la actividad principal de este proyecto no sólo por su posición geográfica en el centro del Mar Mediterráneo, pero también por su situación preocupante en la acogida de refugiados y solicitantes de asilo que refleja el problema que enfrentan muchos países de Europa.


– El intercambio de experiencias y buenas prácticas para identificar las actividades pertinentes para su utilización como medio para contrarrestar los principales desafíos que enfrentan los solicitantes de asilo , migrantes y refugiados jóvenes ;

-Reforzar el papel de los jóvenes como actores principales para la defensa de los derechos humanos y hablando en contra de la violación delos derechos humanos a través de la adquisición de nuevas competencias. capacitar a los jóvenes con conocimientos en el uso de las herramientas TIC para combatir la discriminación y promover la diversidad cultural y el diálogo intercultural ;

La adquisición y difusión de los valores europeos relativos a la participación equitativa y democrática.

La creación de redes sostenibles que implican los individuos y las organizaciones en un proceso de fortalecimiento de los derechos humanos y el ” No hay movimiento de las expresiones de odio ” , la campaña de la juventud en línea y fuera de línea promovida por el Consejo de Europa.

Al final de las actividades , los participantes serán capaces de replicar lo que han aprendido en sus contextos de trabajo y de vida , al convertirse en multiplicadores de los resultados obtenidos , así como vehículo de desarrollo y la integración de su comunidad.


La sesión de estudio pretende implicar a 21 jóvenes de entre 15 y 30 años de edad , activos y motivados hacia la promoción de los derechos humanos y procedentes de 7 países: Austria , Georgia , Hungría, Italia , Rusia , España , Reino Unido . En particular, serán seleccionados los jóvenes que son refugiados, inmigrantes o que trabajan con jóvenes con experiencia en el campo de la inmigración , periodistas y bloggers jóvenes, los jóvenes interesados en el sector de las TIC. Los participantes estarán obligados a tener un nivel bueno de Inglés hablado y escrito, que será la lengua de comunicación durante la sesión de estudio.


Para llegar a Sassari tienes que volar al aeropuerto de ALGUERO AHO, y desde allí puedes ir en autobús hasta Sassari.


Además de cumplir con el perfil descrito en la sección anterior los particpantes deben ser socios de Libertas International. Los participantes contribuirán con 20 euros para gastos administrativos de la asociación. El programa cubre alojamiento, comidas y reembolso de los gastos de viaje con un límite de 275 euros.


Envíanos un email con tu currículum a infolibertasinternational y escribe “sesión de estudio en Italia” en el asunto del email

Training course in managerial skills for youth workers en Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina) del 8 al 15 de julio de 2016

Participa en el curso Training course in managerial skills for youth que tendrá lugar en Sarajevo, capital de Bosnia & Herzegovina , del 8 al 15 de julio de 2016. Libertas International podrá enviar a 3 participantes a este curso.

Descripción del curso

El curso tiene como objetivo apoyar a los trabajadores jóvenes, las organizaciones y los jóvenes a través de la información adquieren la facultad y herramientas concretas en la formación empresarial en el ámbito local e internacional . Además, el proyecto intenta aumentar las competencias de los líderes de la juventud / los trabajadores que trabajan con jóvenes con menos oportunidades o socialmente excluidos proporcionar diferentes herramientas para la potenciación de la educación empresarial.


– Explorar el concepto de inclusión social, el empleo, empresarial de los jóvenes, los jóvenes con menos oportunidades

– Desarrollar la autonomía de las personas jóvenes, las responsabilidades individuales y colectivas, y la participación en la sociedad;

-Fomentar las habilidades empresariales sociales para los más pequeños con el fin de hacerlos listo para entrar en el mercado laboral con nuevas iniciativas innovadoras y creativas

– Animar a los jóvenes a utilizar su talento y su capacidad de acción y la creación uso de diferentes herramientas en línea;

– Contribuir al desarrollo de los jóvenes social y profesional, y la integración en el mercado laboral mediante el intercambio de experiencias; – Compartir diferentes herramientas en la educación empresarial para permitir a los jóvenes a evaluar y presentan sus competencias empresariales.

– Promover el aprendizaje intercultural en particular mediante la promoción de la educación no formal y sus instrumentos

– Proporcionar información sobre el programa Erasmus + y posibilidades que ofrecen a los jóvenes en Europa para – Para crear puentes a largo plazo de los contactos y la cooperación entre las organizaciones asociadas, instituciones y otros actores de la sociedad civil

Este proyecto tiende a hacer que los jóvenes colaboren activamente en el entorno social y económico en su comunidad local. Capacita a los trabajadores jóvenes y a través de ellos  los jóvenes en las comunidades locales pueden pensar en posibilidades de nuevas iniciativas, ideas creativas, para convertirse en trabajadores por cuenta propia y participar en un medio de vida productiva. La apertura de un exitoso negocio / empresa / empresa social requiere una conciencia de los conocimientos, habilidades, capacidades, actitudes, valores y preferencias de cada uno. Es por eso que elegimos a los jóvenes trabajadores de diferentes rincones de Europa a considerar sus propias fortalezas y debilidades en estas áreas, para que desarrollen un sentido claro de sí mismos, aprender nueva información y se multiplica a los jóvenes en el ámbito local.


Para participar es necesario ser socios de Libertas International. El proyecto reembolsará los gastos de viaje de los participantes con un límite de 240 euros para el transporte de ida y vuelta. Alojamiento y comidas están incluídos en el programa del curso. Los participantes serán alojados en hotel en habitación compartida, baño privado y pensión completa.

Para participar los participantes seleccionados deberán pagar 20 euros para gastos administrativos y 10 euros de tasa de participación (directamente a la asociación bosnia a la llegada).

¿Cómo participar?

Envíanos un email a con asunto “curso en Sarajevo”

Russian language Course & Cultural Program in Moscow (Russia) from 1st to 30th July 2016

Apply to join the program of Libertas International to learn Russian language in Moscow (Russia). We invite to any person willing to learn or to improve his/her Russian language skills.  This is the 2nd time our organisation prepares this event in Moscow and we believe that it is a great opportunity to discover Moscow, Russian culture, Muscovite life and meet friends from many countries. The program is very intense because participants in the morning and afternoon, and in the evenings they attend different events.

Lessons take place at the institute (same place where the participants are accommodated) from 9am to 3pm. After lessons the participants will join different cultural activities: visit to museums, art exhibitions, walking or bike riding in different parks of the city (Gorky Park for example…), Russian language speaking groups, festivals in Moscow, fairs, interesting conferences, etc.

The Russian Language Institute where the lessons will take place is one of the oldest institutions in Russia where you can take exams for certification of Russian language.  It is based in a university area with many young people, well connected with metro stations Yugo-Zapadnaya and Belayevo. From these metro stations you can easy arrive to the most popular places (Red Square, Kremlin, etc.).

Participants will learn 4 days per week / 6 lessons per day. 1 academic lesson is 45 minutes. The books can be borrowed for free at the center and copies are given for free from teachers. At the institute there is also an office where you can purchase new books with very affordable prices (same than the ones you borrow at the library and more options).

There are 8 groups according to your level of Russian language. First day, you will take an exam to evaluate your language skills so the instructors can assign you a group. In case you want to go to a different group it is possible.


The Institute’s teaching rooms, administrative offices and dormitory are situated at the same compound at the location.

All premises are connected by covered passages, and one can get from the dormitory to the teaching rooms without going outside. The campus is fenced and guarded by 24 hour security service.

Dormitory details:

  • 24 hour security service
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Number of floors: 13
  • Number of rooms on a floor: 29
  • Superior rooms (suites, hotel style) – specially rated
  • Elevators/lifts
  • Kitchens (on each floor, no utensils provided)
  • Special rooms for quiet study (on each floor)
  • TV rooms (on each floor)
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Laundry (surcharge)
  • Iron/ironing boards (on request)
  • Cloak room
  • Medical nurse, first aid

 Standard room amenities:

  • Double rooms with private facilities (bath/ shower, washbasin, WC, Refrigerator)
  • Rooms for double/triple occupancy, two in a block, with shared facilities (bath/ shower, washbasin, WC, Refrigerator)
  • Broadband Internet access (surcharge)
  • Direct-dial phone (surcharge)

Single accommodation and special requests are subject to availability upon check-in.

 Sports facilities:

  • Two multipurpose sports halls (volleyball and basketball courts, gym equipment)
  • Football field , tennis court (outdoors)
  • Table tennis
  • Billiard
  • Outdoor recreation park area


  • Canteen open for lunch (noon – 4 p.m.)
  • Coffee-bar
  • Book shop

Accommodation outside the Institute

If you do not wish to live at the dormitory, we can arrange for you to live with a Russian family, a hotel, youth hostel, apartment in Moscow, etc. For these options the price will have an increment depending on your option (please inquire for further information via email to If you wish to live with a Russian family or apartment it costs 150 euros extra.


The The closest metro stations to the learning center are Yugo-Zapadnaya, which is the last metro station of the red line (1). Also you can arrive there with the yellow line (6) and it is Belayevo.


EU citizens need Visa for entering in Russian territory. There are many countries that do not need a visa to enter the territory of Russia*. (Please check this list in the bottom of this article).

As soon as you register in our program we will prepare your letter of invitation in cooperation with the Russian center. We will send you the letter of invitation and with that document you can apply for visa at the Russian Consulate in your country.

If you are coming from The United States or a country that needs original letter of invitaiton (not pdf) then you will have to pay extra 55 euros (for covering the expenses for the courier services -DHL, MRW, etc.-).


Send us an email to writing “Moscow July 2016” in the subject of the email.

The participation fee of the program is 985 euros.

Participants make a first payment of 400 euros for registering in our program, 2nd payment of 300 euros 2 months before the program starts and 3rd payment of 285 euros upon arrival in cash (euros).


Make sure you bring your legal travel documents, and make sure that you have a visa in your passport in case you need it, check the data that the Consulate wrote in the sticker of your visa in order for not having any problems upon arrival.

Do not bring meat or cheese on your luggage. In case you do, it could happen that the dogs at the airport upon arrival could smell it they will deny the entrance of such products.

Bring with your own towels, and personal hygienic products and flip flop shoes. At the dormitory the showers are shared and also the toilets are so we recommend you to bring flip flops shoes for safety. We will provide you with clean bed clothing and blankets, also 1 small toilet towel.

Bring warm clothes. In Moscow July is good weather but do not expect hot temperatures like in Spain in summer. The temperature is between 17ºC and 20ºC.

Make sure you bring with you travel insurance. We will need to know emergency contact details in case something happens to you.

Send us an email with your arrival details (airport, terminal, arrival time, flight number and airline company name).

In order to do your student card we will need from you 4 photos passport size and 1 photocopy of your passport.


When you will arrive a colleague of us will be waiting for you at the airport, just at the exit of arrival doors with a title with your name. If you cannot see a person with your name written in a big title wait a bit, and text us.

When the taxi arrives to the institute you do not have to pay because we pay for the taxi service in advance. Just take your luggage and register yourself at the hall desk. They will have your name in the list. They want you just to show them your passport and they will give you the key of your bedroom.

Our team will register you at the school and will organise all the administrative protocol for you, including the registration, student card, etc.

You will do your exam level and join the group that better fits you.


Almost every day activities will be programmed in order to practice Russian language and/or discovering the city of Moscow. We can re-schedule the agenda according to the needs of the group or possible suggestions. This program intends to combine both learning Russian language, meeting local people, start friendship with local young people and families, discovering the culture and history and to understand the inner heart of the Muscovites. Because of the nature of our group composed by young people from different countries it will happen that we could speak in English because some of students cannot speak in Russian language yet.

The cultural activities are optional. This means that if you have another program, meeting or you would like to go to other event you can go with no problems. Our program does not cover the entrance tickets for museums, art exhibitions or concert.

The activities that we will do are these ones:

–       Visit to the Red Square ( Krasnaya Ploshcad)

–       Visit to the Treryakov Gallery in Lvrushinksky Lane

–       Visit to the St. Basil’s Cathedral (free entrance)

–       Visit to the Kremlin

–       Visit to the Kolomenskoye Park and other parks

–       Visiting the Moscow State Library and the Russian State Library

–       Visit to the Pushkin State Museum of Arts

–       Visit to the Lomosonov Moscow State University

–       Walking and resting at the M. Gorkiy Central Park of Culture and Recreation

–       Sightseeing of the 7 Soviet Union Magestic Buildings (only outside – inside only in the ones that it is possible to enter)

–       Russian Speaking Club with local young people. This kind of events happen in cafés. Usually young people go to a café and they discuss about different topics in small groups. Students with a high level of Russian can speak all the time in Russian language. For beginners, they can use basic words/expressions and to speak in English with the locals.

–       Russian Cuisine Atélier

–       International Cuisine Evening (with young people from different countries)

–       Urban Photography session

–       Different sports (volleyball, running, yoga, football, gym…).

–       Going to the cinema and see movies in Russian language

–       Visiting the fantastic Ismailovo Market. Here you can find a lot of different souvenirs, coats, antique objects, paintings, kebab cooked in front of you, etc.


* EU citizens need Visa for entering in Russian territory. The following countries DO NOT NEED a Visa for going to Russia:

  • Argentina (up to 90 days in 180 day period (starting from the day of first entry)). Visa would be required: — for applicants staying for more than 90 days in a 180 day period; – for applicants going to Russia to conduct commercial or work-related activities. Diplomat or Official passport holders would require visa for the whole period of stay.
  • Armenia.
  • Azerbaijan.
  • Belarus.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (up to 30 days for tourists and up to 90 days for other visitors) Tourist documents or the original invitation accordingly are required to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities.
  • Brazil (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – for tourist, private visits or transit purposes only. In all other cases visa is required.
  • Brunei (up to 14 days) – Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.
  • Chile (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits and Diplomatic and Service passports holders.
  • Colombia (up to 90 days in 180 days period).
  • Croatia (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.
  • Cuba.
  • Dominican Republic (up to 90 days) – Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.
  • Hong Kong (up to 14 days of stay).
  • Iceland (up to 90 days)- Diplomatic and Service passports holders only
  • Israel (up to 90 days). Tourist documents or the original invitation accordingly are required to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities. Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders.
  • Republic of Korea (up to 60 days for the tourists)
  • Macedonia (up to 30 days tourist and up to 90 days for other visitors). Tourist documents or the original invitation accordingly are required to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities.
  • Moldova.
  • Mongolia (up to 30 days) for the holders of diplomatic, official and foreign passports. In case of consequent trips, total amount of days spent in Russia cannot exceed 90 days in a period of 180 days from the date of first entrance.
  • Montenegro (up to 30 days). Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders.
  • Mozambique (up to 30 days) – Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.
  • Nicaragua (up to 90 days of stay).
  • Peru (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits and Diplomatic and Service passports holders.
  • Citizens of Serbia with biometric passports obtained after April 9th, 2008 can stay in Russia up to 30 days. Diplomatic or Official passport holders without accreditation in Russia can stay up to 90 days. Serbian nationalities with temporary and permanent resident permits can stay without time limits. In all other cases visa is required. Visa free regime does not apply for Yugoslavian passports holders.
  • The Republic of South Africa (up to 90 days) – Diplomatic, Official and Service passports holders only.
  • Thailand (up to 90 days) – Diplomatic and Service passports holders only. Holders of ordinary passports can stay up to 30 days.
  • Tajikistan.
  • Ukraine.
  • Uzbekistan.
  • Venezuela (up to 90 days). Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders.


REFUND POLICY: Participants do a first payment of 400 euros to confirm their participation. In case they cannot attend this program for any reason (visa rejection, health problems, family issues, not having enough funds…) we will refund partially the first payment. The conditions are here:

a) If you cancel your participation before 15th March 2016 we refund you 300 euros

b) If you cancel your participation before 1st May 2016 we refund you 250 euros

c) If you cancel your participation before 1st June 2016 we refund you 200 euros

d) If you cancel your participation before 15th June 2016 or after we can refund you 100 euros

e) if you cancel your participation on 16th June 2016 or after we cannot refund you anything

Libertas International is a youth organization composed by young experts from several countries willing to work together to make this world better