The European Citizenship Trimester Programme is an exchange programme run by AFS organisations in Europe and coordinated by EFIL. The programme was created as an intra-European trimester exchange focusing on European and Active Citizenship.
ECTP 2018 is even more special for us; it is the 10th edition of ECTP!
The ECTP will take place for the 10th time this year. After the closing camp in Brussels in December, there will have been more than 2000 students that have participated in the ECTP programme over the years.
In order to celebrate this we have reached out to former ECTP participants to see how they have used their experience from the programme and have made an impact in their society.
This five-day camp gave the participants space and time to reflect upon their exchanges and to discuss the challenges and realities of living in a European country for three months, as well as to understand how European and Active Citizenship are related to their exchange programmes, and what they can do in the future to be the changemakers in their communities.
Every year at the end of November, everyone in EFIL knows it is the most wonderful time of the year together with Christmas – it’s ECTP time! This year, it was the 8th year in a row that the ECTP Brussels Camp took place. Exactly 254 participants and 48 volunteers gathered from 27 November to 1 December in order to reflect, learn, explore, meet each other, and have a nice time together.
During the ECTP Brussels Camp, participants not only share their experiences of living in another family and going to a different school, they also reflect how this unique experience can empower them to be active citizens in Europe and in their communities. In fact, the ECTP Brussels Camp is not only about becoming aware of belonging to Europe, but also about starting to act to make Europe a better place to be.
From Sunday 30 November to Thursday 4 December 240 youth gathered near Brussels to share what it means to live in another European country for 3 months and be part of the European Citizenship Trimester Programme – ECTP, the exchange programme run by AFS organisations in Europe and coordinated by EFIL.
Intercultura Photo Contest
Every year, Intercultura in Italy and ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata), organises a photo contest for the participants to an Intercultura summer programme. The prize: a stay at the ECTP Camp! Below the last 3 winners’accounts (in Italian) of their stay in Belgium which were published in Italian media .
Published by: Lifelong Learning Platform
Published by: Council of Europe
School Education Gateway: www.schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/latest/news/european-citizenship-trimester.htm