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Training Course Dive Deep: Permaculture for Regenerative Education

Dates: 2-12 November 2018

Venue: Essertfallon, Jura canton, Switzerland

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Finland, Greece, Italy, Kosovo*, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Application deadline: 30th September 2018

Dive Deep is a 10 day course combining elements of Social Permaculture as well as internationally renowned teacher Rosemary Morrow’s “Permaculture Teaching Matters” (PTM) training.

General Description

We’re looking to create a training group with trustfull connection & mutual support and ask everyone involved to take part as much as possible to support each other in each session.

The training sessions will be lead by people from inside and outside the training group. The training was designed for youth workers, volunteers, activists and other people who work with people, who want to refresh their skills and attitudes to their days, to other people, to work and to the world.

The participants must be over 18 years and have a communicative level of English language, so that they can participate fully in a program that will be in English.

Dive Deep will help participants to:

* Develop and deepen training and facilitation skills through non-formal education;
* Learn to pass on knowledge of permaculture theory and practice in ways that create real change in students and activates communities; * Apply the ecological principles of permaculture to social structures to create solid and efficient organisations;
* Study economic models which serve to develop and enrich local communities (social innovation and enterprise, alternative currencies, time banks, LETS schemes, divestment, right livelihoods);
* Use Systems Theory in identifying the leverage points to support positive transformation of society;
* Find their path through a process called “Design Your Life”;
* Design community resilience.

Facilitators: Alfred Decker, Valentina Cifarelli, Giuseppe Sannicandro and Cecilia Furlan.

*For Finnish participants: Global Ecovillage Network Finland- SKEY, as sending organisation, will select participants who are willing to be its members and want to disseminate their learning most efficiently.

Moreover the selected participants will be asked to pay an organisational fee of 100€ to SKEY to support their work as sending organisation and ensure the sustainability of their activities.

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Costs

 

Training course is financed by the CH Foundation through the interim solution for Erasmus+.

The costs of food, accommodation and travel (up to 300 CHF) will be covered by the grant.

To ensure the high quality and the sustainability of this project as well as the fair payment of the organisers, we ask participants a course fee between 200 and 400€/CHF according to their possibilities.

Application

 

Organiser:

Les coccinelles – NGO

Phone: +393208333681

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Valentina Cifarelli

E-Mail: coccinelles.assoc@gmail.com

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Seminar Writing+ Lab

Dates: 11-16 October 2018

Venue: Logroño, Spain

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Bulgaria, FYROM, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 25th September 2018

You already have a concrete project idea and plan to apply for a grant within Erasmus+ Youth but still need some input? Do you need to find suitable and reliable partners? This is the right activity for you!

General Description

“Writing+ Lab” aims at enabling potential applicants to hand in high-quality applications in the frame of Erasmus+ Youth.

It will give participants the chance to develop their project ideas in exchange with trainers, experienced beneficiaries and NGOs and get to know more about specific aims and objectives of the programme and how to write the application form, focusing on the ability of the projects as a vehicle to transmit the common fundamental values to our society.

Objectives:

– Enable potential applicants to apply for an application within Erasmus+ Youth KA1
– Raise quality of projects
– Contribute to the participants’ understanding of aims and objectives of Erasmus+ Youth and see if their project ideas match these aims and objectives, focusing on the ability of KA1 projects as a vehicle to transmit the common fundamental values to our society.
– Facilitate an exchange between newcomers and experienced beneficiaries in order to inspire applicants and receive information based on practices from the field
– Provide the chance to meet potential international and reliable partners to develop future projects

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

The travel costs will be reimbursed according to Erasmus + guidelines.

  • Bulgaria 360€ Greece 360€ Lithuania 360€ FYROM 360€ Turkey 360€ Romania 360€
  • Poland 275€ Slovakia 275€
  • Portugal 180€
  • Spain 0€

Accommodation, meals and training material will be provided by the host organisation.

There’s no participation fee from the host organisation, but your sending organisation can ask you a logistics fee to support their work.

Application

 

Organiser:

Your Missing Element – NGO

Phone: 0034 665229321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Latvian Landscape

Partnership-building Activity: Obstacle – Opportunity (O2 )

Dates: 19-24 February 2019

Venue: Latvia

Eligible are 38 participants coming from: Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 3rd December 2018

Networking seminar is organised for organisations working or willing to work with young people with health issues (and/or disability). It aims to stimulate partnership, capacity building and development of international youth mobility project ideas.

General Description

Are you working (or willing to work) with young people with health issues (and/or disability) aged 13-30? Would you like to give them more opportunities to learn important competences in international environment?

Would you like to get involved in some international youth project and find possible partners within EU programmes “Erasmus+ Youth” and “European Solidarity Corps” (EU programmes)?

If so, this opportunity is for you! We are organizing this networking seminar (NS) to provide additional support to organizations specifically working with young people with disabilities and/or health issues.

This Networking Seminar will help you to turn your ideas into projects for giving opportunities to young people with fewer opportunities!

Objectives of this Networking Seminar:

– To explore international youth exchanges and voluntary activities as a tool for empowering, supporting active participation and social inclusion of young people with health issues;
– To create a space for meeting organizations working with similar target group and establishing partnerships and possible networks;
– To explore quality criteria in the projects of EU programmes;
– To build competences of participants to develop youth mobility projects by working on project ideas that can later on be implemented.

We invite to this Networking Seminar representatives of organizations who:

– have already been working with (or are willing to work with) youth with health issues (and/or disability);
– have some basic knowledge about EU programmes (namely, participated in informative seminars, learning seminars, did literature reviews/analysis on programmes issues, programme options) and are curious to find out more about mobility opportunities for youth within the programmes;

– have the support from their organizations to start international cooperation (or maybe even considering applying for the EU programmes projects in the future);
– are at least 18 years old;
– have good communication skills in English;
– are prepared for an intensive working process together (personal special needs will be taken into consideration).

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme TCA 2018 budget.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs and SALTO SEE involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth Programme Countries, please contact SALTO SEE for further information about the financial details.

Application

 

Organiser:

Latvian National Agency

Phone: +371 67356240

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Aija Kasemira

E-Mail: aija.kasemira@jaunatne.gov.lv

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course: Active Listening in Youth Work

Dates: 22-31 October 2018

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Cyprus, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 22nd September 2018

The aim of the project is to improve youth workers communication skills while working with disadvantaged groups of young people. We will focus on Active Listening and Assertive Communication non-formal education methods.

General Description

Active listening in youth work is an Erasmus+ Training Course, that will be implemented from 22 to 31 of October, in Larnaca, Cyprus. The aim of the project is to improve youth workers communication skills by teaching them new methods that can be used while working with disadvantaged groups of young people.

We will focus on Active Listening and Assertive Communication techniques. This project is mainly addressed to:

– Youth workers that are working with disadvantaged groups (economically, socially, cultural) – Youth workers that are new in the youth field
– Youth workers that need to learn more Non-Formal Education Methods about Communication
– Teachers that want to do implement new methods in the school (are willing to work extra hours and do extracurricular activities)
– Youth workers that face difficulties in their work
– Youth leaders that want to better communicate with their groups of young people
– Mentors in EVS that want to improve their communication with volunteers

Our main objectives are:

1. Improve the communication between youth workers and disadvantaged young people while using assertive communication and active listening.

2. Learn how to use non-formal education as a tool for better understanding the young people needs, desires and encourage them to be more active in local projects.

3. Help youth workers gather ideas, plan and implement local projects in their community with disadvantaged young people.

During the project we will learn about communication both in a theoretical and in practical way. We will prepare during our sessions and in the last days of the project we will have the chance to practice our methods in a local high school.

We will focus on non-formal education methods and team work.

By participating in this project you will learn or develop:

– Communication skills
– Motivation technique
– Non-formal education methods
– Skills in adapting your message to a specific target group
– Project ideas
– Skills in working with young people
– Erasmus+ project writing
– Motivation to be more involved in your community

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Costs

 

This project is financed by Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. There is no participation fee.

Accommodation and food

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Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to this limits:
  • 275 euros/participant from: Italy, Poland, Romania
  • 360 euros/participant from: Spain
  • 50 euros/participant from: Cyprus
Participation fee: N/A

Application

 

Organiser:

AGECARE (CYPRUS) LTD- Materia Group

Phone: +40729922709

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Rizescu Oana

E-Mail: oanarizescu@yahoo.com

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Training Course: Mind Full Nest

Dates: 24 November – 3 December 2018

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania

Application deadline: 25th September 2018

“Mind Full Nest” is a training course born to create a nest for every young person coming from refugee background. It aims at inspiring and equipping youth workers to work in a more meaningful way, by introducing the innovative element of mindfulness.

General Description

Description of the project “Mind Full Nest”: Each year millions of people are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge. Many of them arrive in Europe with the hope to live with dignity and freedom. We believe that youth work and non-formal learning activities can significantly contribute to address these needs.

We are confident that youth work can empower refugees, asylum seekers and migrants and can increase awareness about this issue within the local communities. In this context, the project “Mind Full Nest” is born to create a nest for every young person by supporting the professional development of youth workers to improve the level of the key competences on how to work with youth from migrant/refugee background.

Innovative aspect of the project:
The project introduces youth work to the innovative concept of mindfulness. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment without judgment.

Mindfulness is a great way of realizing, exploring and using our inner resources, our talents, passions and potential. By infusing mindfulness into youth work, we can maximize the empowerment of the young people, especially the ones who need it the most, like young people from migrant/refugee background.

We are going to work on mindfulness using the following elements:
• Meditation practices
• Dancing and singing
• Poetry
• Drawing
• Nature
• Storytelling

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the project is to develop the competences and to inspire the youth workers to work in a more meaningful and impactful way with young people coming from migrant and/or refugee background.

The objectives of the project are for youth workers:
1. to gain knowledge on how to use a diverse range of non-formal methods when working with young people, especially the ones coming from challenging backgrounds
2. to develop skills in using holistic education in order to achieve more impactful transformations in the lives of young people for reaching their full potential
3. to be inspired and motivated to improve their work with young people
4. to create sustainable follow-up action plans that will enhance the impact on young people’s lives both on local and international level

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Costs

There is an Erasmus+ funding for this training course.

The Erasmus+ funding covers the following:

Country Maximum Travel cost allocated (in euros):

  • Cyprus – 0
  • Bulgaria – 275 Croatia – 275  Greece – 275 Poland – 275  Romania – 275
  • Czech Republic – 360
  • Portugal – 530

We are inviting the E+ participants to contribute with a 30 euros participation fee.

The training course is also welcoming other friends from EU countries who do not require visa and who are willing to cover their own expenses. In this case, we would be happy if you could communicate with us in order to take care of it as soon as possible, using the email:

allazoyme.group@gmail.com

Application

Organiser:

allaZOYME – NGO

Phone: +357 99 988 486

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Mindfulness.pdf

Contact for questions:

Eleni Michail

E-Mail: allazoyme.group@gmail.com

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Training Course: New Digital Enterprise Start-ups

Dates: 30 October – 7 November 2018

Venue: Zadar, Croatia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 26th September 2018

Project “Independent Young Women in Digital Entrepreneurship Era” aims to build capacity of youth workers & women in competences for digital entrepreneurship and digital entrepreneurial learning through youth work in our communities and on European level.

General Description

The project consists of several activities, and one of those is this training course “New Digital Enterprise Start-ups”. The training course will be organised in Zadar, Croatia from 30th October to 7th November 2018.

The training course will gather 24 participants from 6 organisations and countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, FYROM, Slovakia and Montenegro).

Specific objectives of the training course are:
• To empower youth workers and build their competences for development of NFE/youth work programmes for digital entrepreneurship start-up among youngsters (young women), beneficiaries in our communities
• To share realities on and experiences with (un)employment situation and NFE and vocational programmes existing for entrepreneurship among youth and of young women in particular in different European countries
• To increase knowledge about the new era of entrepreneurship
• To increase knowledge and competences about the IT sector and competences to promote digital entrepreneurship among young people in our countries
• To develop competences to further empower youngsters in our communities for digital entrepreneurship
• To increase participants’ competences for creating (IT/digital) entrepreneur-friendly learning environments in our youth work

Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education. The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:
• To be active youth workers or young women interested to become active as peer educators within our organisations
• Willing to apply & multiply the knowledge received
• Willing to take action in the field of empowering young women for digital entrepreneurship
• Willing to enter into partnerships with participants from different organisations/countries
• Able to attend and be active during the entire duration of the training course and to implement local workshop with young women after the participation at the training course
• Age above 18 and able to follow the programme in English language.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks per day.

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organisers up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car).

Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:
1. Croatia – 180 eur
2. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 180 eur
3. Slovakia – 275 eur
4. FYROM – 275 eur
5. Montenegro – 180 eur
6. Serbia – 180 eur

There is no participation fee

Application

Association Realization, Croatia & NGO Youth Power, Bosnia and Herzgovina – NGO/Others

Phone: +381 – 63 – 781 – 0642

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Milica Milović Kinoli

E-Mail: digentstartups@youth-power.org

Beja, Portugal, Castle

Forum The Value Fair 2018: How non formal education can contribute to a better living together

Dates: 14-18 December 2018

Venue: Cascais (European Youth Capital 2018), Portugal

Eligible are 120 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 30th September 2018


The Value Fair supports actors in the youth field to share, understand and identify the Values on which we base our youth work and how it can contribute to a better living together.

General Description

In our societies, we are facing mistrust among citizens, resulting in discrimination and rejection of “the others”. This harms our living together.

This first edition of Value Fair aims to support actors of youth field in sharing, understanding and identifying the social changes our Non-Formal Education (NFE) work intends to reach.

It focuses on how the values dignity, respect, empathy, solidary and integrity are approached, translated, promoted and transmitted through Non Formal Education.

The Value Fair will not focus on ‘tools’ and ‘methods’, but will have focus on the “why” and “what for” of our work.

Objectives
• To give values a central place in our agenda and daily life;
• To understand the positive supportive role of Non-Formal Education (NFE) in the current reality marked by growing rejection phenomena and hate behaviors;
• To question and reflect how Non-Formal Education (NFE) can increase tolerance and a better living together;
• To highlight the current challenges related to refugees / migration and inclusion;
• To exchange understandings and practices of values;
• To explore how to maximize the impact of Non-Formal Education (NFE) on individual/organizational/community level
• To stimulate concrete networking in order to create qualitative future international projects, also within the Erasmus+ / Youth Programme

Principles & Focus
• Visibility of Non-Formal Education (NFE): strong involvement of local, regional and national media in order to increase the visibility of the event.
• Local impact and involvement: several events during the Value Fair are open to/involve the local community, this to enhance mutual learning (based upon the current good practice in the rural villages Vila da Marmeleira and Arrouquelas) and to enlarge the impact as such.

Profile of participants to be selected: have concrete practical experience with NFE and a genuine interest for networking.

Participants should be at least 18 years old and be able to work and communicate in English.
This event will take place in the city Cascais and combined with the European Youth Capital 2018.

Considered ‘the’ place in Portugal where contrasts meet so clearly: ‘(very) rich and (very) poor’, ‘past and future’, ‘history and dreams’, ‘tourism and immigration’, different local stakeholders of Cascais are involved in the organisation of this Value Fair.

For this event, we have an international team of experienced trainers/facilitators and representatives from National Agencies of Erasmus+.

We have chosen 2 examples of good practices in rural areas, based upon their experience in the field. The association H2O from Arrouquelas has proven over the past 20 years to be a high qualitative and active promoter of the Youth in Action Programme, and this in several aspects (Youth Exchanges, European Voluntary Service, Mobility of Youth Workers), while ‘The Rural Centre of Non Formal Education’ in Vila da Marmeleira that started in 2013, has gained international recognition and awards throughout their insistent use of Non-Formal Education (NFE) for community building, using Erasmus+ as one of their major tools.

Local involvement and impact has been a priority in each of their actions. They have transformed NFE in a local stimulator for inclusion and employability.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth NA for further information about the financial details.

Application

Organiser:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth

Co-organisers:

Belgium – FR and Spanish National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)

Greek, Finish and Italian National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)

Dutch and Norwegian National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)

Phone: +351 253204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.