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Training Course: Training for trainers for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in our communities

Dates: 1-10 December 2017

Venue: Mali Iđoš, Serbia

Eligible are 29 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Kosovo*, Serbia, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 18th October 2017

Project “Youth work and youth trainings for inclusion and acceptance of diversity” puts accent on organising quality NFE activities for intercultural acceptance & inclusion of excluded/marginalised groups, and especially of immigrants and asylum seekers.

General Description

The project consists of several activities, and one of those is this training course “Training for trainers for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in our communities”. The training course will be organised in Mali Iđoš, Serbia in December (1st-10th) 2017.

The training course will gather 29 participants, trainers and staff from 9 organisations and countries

Specific objectives of the training course are:

• To empower new generation of youth trainers in our organisations and raise their competences in all the needed knowledge and skills needed to act as trainers of non-formal education activities (communication and presentation skills, facilitation and debriefing skills, dealing with conflicts, challenging teamwork and barriers to learning skills, etc.)
• To empower our youth workers’ competences for quality development of different non-formal education activities / programmes for inclusion and acceptance of diversity
• Increase awareness and knowledge about EU possibilities and Erasmus+ and developing new projects and future European level cooperation among partners with topic of inclusion and acceptance for and with target groups of immigrants and asylum seekers youngsters

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:

• Active youth workers willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on the training course
• Willing to take action in the field of inclusion and acceptance of diversity of immigrants, refugees and other youth with fewer opportunities, setting up the international and local NFE projects

• Willing to enter into partnerships with participants from different organisations and countries
• Willing to develop and implement Erasmus+ YiA projects tackling issues of accepting diversity in Europe when it comes to immigrants, refugees and other marginalised groups

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Costs

 

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

The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks.

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organizers 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. Serbia – 180 eur
2. Italy – 275 eur
3. Croatia – 180 eur
4. FYROM – 180 eur
5. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 180 eur
6. Czech Republic – 180 eur
7. Slovakia – 180 eur
8. Greece – 275 eur
9. Kosovo* – 180 eur

Application

 

Organizer:

Association “Centre for modern living competences”, Serbia – NGO

Phone: +381649604358

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Danijela Matorčević

E-Mail: cszk.bg@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Social Media To Activate Youth and Communities v 2.0

Dates: 26 October – 3 November 2017

Venue: Nicolosi (Sicily), Italy

Eligible are 4 participants coming from: Italy, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 16th October 2017

ATTENTION: Additional call for Italian & Slovakian participants

“Social Media to Activate Youth and Communities v. 2.0” is a TC based on the transfer of skills in the field of the functioning of social media, since today they have becomeindispensable for young people and youth organizations of civic society.

General Description

“Social Media to Activate Youth and Communities v. 2.0” is a training course based on the transfer of skills, according to non-formal education techniques, in the field of the functioning of social media, since today they have become indispensable for young people and youth organizations of civic society. And not only because they are instruments of free promotion of their own activities and projects, but also because they are today the most powerful tools that activate societies behind and for a cause.

The TC will present participants the basics of communication, public speaking, influence, persuasion and rhetoric, and how they can be applied to social media and how messages and values are transmitted to the general audience.

Mass sociology and psychology will be considered, as well as analyzing the latest massive mass movements that have made extensive use of social media and are therefore essential to success.

The most important part of the TC includes strong elements of knowledge transfer and practice, so all that has been learned during the sessions can be experienced immediately through simulations, Open Space Technology, the development of a media strategy and its Implementation under the support and supervision of international trainers.

In fact, the TC is aimed at youth animators, young activists, members of youth organizations who may encounter difficulties in promoting their work and values to the general public and who want to be recognized and gaining greater knowledge of the phenomenon.

The project, which will take place in Sicily, Italy, in Nicolosi, a small village at the foot of the Etna volcano, will have a great impact on the participants’ ability to reflect on the new dynamics that characterize social media in Europe and through the use of methods Non-formal learning will provide them with the skills and tools to approach them with self-confidence and creativity so that they can be exploited in any sphere of personal and work opportunities.

Among other things, the TC will have a direct impact on: renewed web presence of NGOs and more opportunities to publicize their activities, internationalization of individual partners and youth work, recognition of youth work from the local to the international level, deep and renewed Communication skills and the social world for young participants and practitioners.

In addition, the TC will have a further impact on the participant as it will make a big contribution to achieving the following results:

– develop basics and skills in communication, public communication, persuasion and rhetoric, and how these apply to social media;
– understand how messages and values are transmitted to the general audience;
– develop the skills and capacities of youth workers to support the active participation of young people in local communities through the use of social media tools and methodologies;
– examine the possibilities of using social media to encourage youth activism;
– reflect on non-formal education, its methods and its applicability within social networks;
– develop creative and attractive ways to use social media to encourage youth activism, with particular attention to civic engagement;

– identify opportunities for local community involvement in concrete actions;
– design and develop action plans for the use of social media in local reference contexts.

From a long-term viewpoint, thanks to the open-source materials (guides, tools, theoretical lessons) that will be developed following TC, as follow-up activities, several and different beneficiaries will be able to draw on transferred and refined knowledge by our participants during the Training Course. Uploaded on our sites and platforms and partners, students, other youth workers, other NGOs, citizens and anyone who wants, will be able to download the materials produced.

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Costs

 

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

The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks.

– Food and Accomodation will be totally covered by Associazione Culturale Strauss.

– Travel Costs will be reimbursed following the European Commission Distance Calculator,

up to 275€ for participants from Slovakia

and 180€ for participants from Italy.

Participation fee: 35€

Application

 

Organizer:

Associazione Culturale Strauss – NGO

Phone: 0039 0934 951144

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack_Social Media to Activate Youth.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Fundraising in youth work for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in Europe

Dates: 13-21 November 2017

Venue: Mali Iđoš, Serbia

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Croatia, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 12th October 2017

The training course “Fundraising in youth work for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in Europe” will be held in Mali Iđoš, Vojvodina, Serbia, 13-21. November 2017.

General Description

The main themes of the project are focused on raising European awareness of the realities and possibilities for more inclusive society in the anti-discrimination youth projects with marginalised groups, against social exclusion. The whole project is aimed to sustain social actors/activities with different needed information about funding possibilities, but also with skills in quality (financial) management of the creative inclusion projects.

Objectives of the Project RE:
• To motivate and empower youth workers for active promotion of combating social exclusion in their activities by respecting values and principles of European youth work for inclusion/diversity and proposed solutions and recommendations for challenges in their project management and fundraising
• To empower youth workers in fundraising and grant application writing for working with marginalised groups, and thus through their work encourage quality exchange between mainstream young people and the ones from marginalised groups
• To allow for exchange of practices among youth workers from different countries/communities on various aspects and perceptions of marginalisation and inclusion, different insights and perceptions about youth work with marginalised groups and values in those work
• To empower youth workers in understanding and using Erasmus+ and other EU Programmes for their youth work for inclusion and developing their skills in grant application writing for working with marginalised groups within the programmes
• To build capacity and increase knowledge management of the youth organisations regarding empowering their youth workers for quality, consistent and effective fundraising from various sources of funding available and through different offline and online tools
• To develop more projects and activities, on local level and within the Erasmus+ and other EU programmes, that are aimed at raising young people’s awareness of everyone’s responsibility in tackling discrimination and marginalisation as well as at promoting the acceptance of diversity and inclusion of groups with fewer opportunities.

The Training course will be held in Mali Iđoš, Serbia from 13th till 21st November 2017. It will gather 31 participants, trainers and staff from 11 organisations and countries (Serbia, Belgium, Kosovo*, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, FYROM, Slovenia and Italy).

The course is based on the pedagogical understanding of the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth and our own experience and expertise in project management and youth work for interreligious dialogue, inclusion and intercultural learning/acceptance.

The course will follow the non-formal education approach, principles and methods and will be based on participants’ experience and exchange.

Participants should fulfill the following Criteria:
• Age above 18
• to be active youth workers / coordinators in our organisations
• active in work with marginalised groups in our communities
• willing to take more active role in organisational management and development of fundraising strategy and procedures
• able to participate the whole duration of the training course
• able to communicate and follow discussions and presentations in English language

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Costs

 

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

The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks.

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organizers 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. Belgium – 275 eur
2. Serbia – 20 eur
3. Croatia – 180 eur
4. Bosnia and Hercegovina – 180 eur
5. FYROM – 180 eur
6. Italy – 275 eur
7. Greece – 275 eur
8. Albania – 180 eur
9. Slovenia – 180 eur
10. Montenegro – 180 eur
11. Kosovo* – 180 eur

Application

 

Organizer:

Centar za razvoj omladinskog potencijala – CROP – NGO

Phone: +381658181454

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack_Fundraising in youth work.pdf

Contact for questions:

Miloš Marković

E-Mail: croptopola@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course Step into Erasmus+: Training course on Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth in the Western Balkans

Dates: 24-26 October 2017

Venue: Pristina, KOSOVO*

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 11th October 2017

This training is a “crash course” in how to get involved in the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth, and it is targeting organisations in the Western Balkan countries.

General Description

Would you like to provide for the young people you work with possibilities for international learning mobility? Or are you interested in developing the capacities of your organisation and its staff to better respond to the challenges you face in your field of work? Would you like to add a taste of Europe into the activities of your organisation?

You might have heard of the Erasmus+ Programme already, and some of your colleagues might have been involved in its activities home or abroad. Maybe your organisation already took part in some projects within the Programme, or you tried at least, but you could not find partners or the application process was not successful. Or maybe your organisation has no prior experience in European cooperation, but you would like to gain some.

The Erasmus+ Programme is a European Union’s programme in the field of youth, which gives organisations possibilities to realise projects together with partners from other countries aiming at enhancing the active citizenship and empowerment of young Europeans, supporting the development of competences of young people and youth work practitioners, and strengthening the organisational capacity and overall professionalization of the structures in the field of youth. The Programme strongly promotes participation of young people in democratic life, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity.

This training is a “crash course” in how to get involved in the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth and it is meant primarily for organisations in Kosovo*. One third of the places are reserved for participants from other Western Balkan countries. It consists of the basics of what the Programme aims at in the field of youth and what kinds of activities (with the emphasis on youth exchanges, volunteering activities, mobility of youth workers and capacity-building activities) can be implemented.

The participants will be guided through process how the needs and ideas of their organisations can be worked on towards concrete project proposals, with reference to the criteria and structure of the application form of the Erasmus+ Programme.

The participants will be introduced with the possibilities to apply and coordinate projects or to become a partner in projects applied and coordinated in another (Erasmus+ Programme) country. The activity will also provide good practice examples of realised projects and reflection on the essential quality aspects of good projects and partnerships. The training is useful for complete beginners of the Erasmus+ Programme, as well as for those who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills or use the Programme in a new way.

The training will be implemented according to the principles and approaches of non-formal learning, where the participants’ learning needs and goals are in focus. Two experienced trainers will lead the training jointly with the representatives of the organising institutions.

Aim:
The aim of the training course is to increase the readiness and competences of organisations working in the field of youth in Kosovo and other Western Balkan countries to take part in the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth.

Objectives:
• To provide information on the background, objectives and structure of the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth;
• To guide participants on how to use the Programme –what kinds of activities they can do– to reach the specific goals of their organisations;
• To reflect on quality aspects of projects according to the criteria of the Programme;
• To view and clarify the application forms and procedures;
• To inspire the participants with good practice project examples.

The training course gathers ca. 30 participants from Kosovo* (2/3 places) and other Western Balkan countries (1/3 places)

The selected participants should:
• be representatives of organisations working directly with young people in Kosovo* or other Western Balkan countries;
• have interest in (further) getting involved in the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth;
• already have an idea what are the themes or topics relevant for their organisations, and on which they would want to work in the European context;
• be at least 18 years old;
• be able to communicate in English.

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Costs

 

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, meals, travel) relevant to the participation in the course will be covered by the SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre.

Application

 

Organizer:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Co-organizer:

Ligo Lex Legis – NGO

Phone: + 386 1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Open call for participants_Step into Erasmus+.pdf

Contact for questions:

Maija Lehto

E-Mail: Maija.Lehto@mva.si

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course Practicing Democracy: Betzavta Training Courses

Dates: 7-13 December 2017

Venue: International Youth Meeting Center Krzyzowa, Poland

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st October 2017

Betzavta is a method for learning about democracy which was developed by the Adam Institute in Israel. It is an internationally renowned democracy education programme used in schools and non-school educational institutions.

General Description

One of the ongoing challenges and important tasks for a democracy is to develop a democratic culture among its citizens.

Democratic institutions certainly form an important base but without the development of corresponding attitudes among the people, they are running the risk to remain an empty shelf.

During The Basic Betzvata Training participants will have a chance to become familiar with the Betzavta method. Through a number of games and interactive activities they are going to explore the democratic decision-making process in a more personal way, and eventually get a more fundamental understanding of democracy.

In order to further build on the knowledge gained during The Basic Betzavta Training, The Advanced Betzavta Training will offer a chance for participants to focus on their own role as a Betzavta facilitator and ways in which the method can be applied in different working environments.

A limited understanding of democracy is also affecting the approaches of democracy education, which often put an overemphasis on cognitive learning aspects, e.g. an understanding the procedural aspects of its institutions.

Another challenge in this educational field is the limitation to an abstract discussion about the (dis-)advantages of different forms of democracy without making young people aware of their own attitudes and possible consequences for their own life and their immediate surroundings.

Furthermore, the international composition of both trainings fosters development of intercultural cooperation on the international level. Thus, both trainings offer to multipliers a platform for exchange of ideas regarding their understanding of democracy.

Although Betzavta is gaining increasing international popularity due to its ability to connect with a wide range of important contemporary youth work topics (e.g. democratic decision making, conflict resolution, multiculturalism), international training offers in the field are still very rare.

A comparatively weakness of a civil society based on democratic values unfortunately still forms a characteristic of eastern European states and the capacity building of actors in the field with an innovative method will help to strengthen the existing initiatives in this area.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Food and accommodation will be provided and paid by the organizers

Travel costs will be reimbursed after the training. Maximum amount of the reimbursement for travel costs for each training is listed below:

– Spain, Romania, Denmark, UK, and Croatia: 275 €
– Poland: max.180 € for travel distance between 100 and 499 KM / max. 275 € for travel distance between 500 and 1999 KM
– Germany: max. 180 € for travel distance between 100 and 499 KM / max. 275 € for travel distance between 500 and 1999 KM

Participation fee covers accommodation, training, all meals and excursions; a reduced fee for students, apprentice, and unemployed upon request. The participation fee is due after confirmation of participation through the organizer. The fee amounts are listed below:

The Basic Betzavta Training (reduced fee)
Spain: 100 € (80 €)
Denmark, Germany and UK: 150 € (120 €)
Poland: 80 € (65 €)
Croatia and Romania: 50 € (40€)

The Advanced Betzavta Training (reduced fee)
Spain: 100 € (80 €)
Croatia and Romania: 50 € (40 €)
Denmark, Germany and UK: 150 € (120 €)
Poland: 80 € (65 €)

Application

 

Organizer:

Kreisau-Initiative e.V. – NGO

Phone: +4915252988402

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Open call for participants_Betzavta International.pdf

Contact for questions:

Iva Bubalo

E-Mail: bubalo@kreisau.de

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Training Course Value the Difference: Preventing youth radicalisation – (Volume 2)

Dates: 29 October – 5 November 2017

Venue: Baitz (close to Berlin), Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania

Application deadline: 13th October 2017

The second part of our training course for youth workers on radicalisation with a focus on the root cause of In/Exclusion.

General Description

As indicated by the European Agenda on Security (2015), the OSCE report “Working with youth and for youth” (2015) and the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network (2016), nowadays young people are increasingly confronted with the threat of radicalisation.

The process of radicalisation affects the European youth equally encompassing adversatively political, social, or religious affiliations and leads to the same outcome: a militancy based on a radical ideology of hate and exclusion.

This phenomenon originates mostly from political and/or religious organisations promoting radical value systems among young people, which are appealing inasmuch as they offer to paint the complexity of the world black and white. This training course seeks to address two main needs of youth work’s stakeholders.

Firstly, we open up a critical, structured reflection on youth workers’ ways of working with youth taking into account the complexity of the youth radicalisation and the need of “non-formal educators” to be updated with innovative knowledge, skills and methodologies. Secondly, we critically analyse youth centres and youth organisations’ capacities and strategies to cooperate with other public and private stakeholders.

The outlined training course “Value the Difference – Preventing youth radicalisation: Volume 2” offers youth workers and youth leaders from 9 Programme Countries a well-conceived learning experience, aimed to reflect upon theory and practice of non-formal education providers on the main topics above presented.

Please be aware that this is the 2nd part of the training course ‘Value the difference – preventing youth radicalisation’. It is NOT MANDATORY to have taken part in the first round, we however will recommend you some literature to read beforehand. The first training course had been focused on terminology, analysis of root-causes, push/pull factors and already a few educational interventions.

The 2nd part will be dedicated to focus more closely on two root causes, which were mentioned as highly relevant for different types of extremism. This will be In/Exclusion (first block) as well as Labeling/Discrimination (second block).

As a third block we will look at the concept of resilience and we will together collect exercises and interventions in this field. Moreover, we will have a study visit day in Berlin and will meet organisations active in the field of the prevention of radicalisation.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, accomodation and food will be provided

The maximum amount for travel reimbursement are the following:

Italy, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Greece, Hungary: 275,00 €
Germany, Denmark 180,00 €

There won’t be a participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

DIALOGOS – NGO

Phone: 004917627038376

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Partnership building Activity: Networks for equity

Dates: 4-9 December 2017

Venue: Tallinn, Estonia

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Belgium – FR, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, , Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 25th October 2017

Networking training for inclusion of young people with health problems and disability to increase the number of projects in Erasmus+ programme which include differently abled young people. We aim for trustworthy partnerships and good quality projects.

General Description

The Estonian, Icelandic and French National Agencies are organising this networking training in the framework of the NA’s Strategic Partnership on Inclusion (SPI).

The networking training is aimed to create more international youth work possibilities for young people with health problems or disabilities through Erasmus + programme.

There is a need for projects which include differently abled young people, meaning that there would be more organisations for whom an inclusion project is not an aim itself and diversity is a state of mind. These are the organisations we would like to find and support their way into trustworthy partnerships and good quality projects.

To achieve this we will focus amongst others on the next themes during the training course:
• Future of Inclusion
• Possibilities in Erasmus+
• Quality inclusion project management (theory and practice)
• Partnership building
• Developing project ideas

This activity is for youth or social workers or educators working with above mentioned target groups, and who are interested and motivated to become a part of a network and create projects together to give international opportunities to young people with health issues or disabilities.

We also welcome people who already have experience in international youth work through Erasmus+ and who are looking to have their projects be more open to young people with different abilities.

The main obejctives of the training:
• To meet partners and create network(s) to plan new Erasmus+ projects with young people with health problems and disability
• To share the reality of working with young people with health problems and disability
• To analyse your work in the framework of Eramus+ Inclusion and diversity strategy
• To get more information about Erasmus+ programme and examples of inclusion projects

The TC will be developed in an international team of NA’s and trainers Giulia Pagoni and Umberto Dorus Geerts.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

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

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action 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.

Application

 

Organizer:

Foundation Archimedes Youth Agency – National Agency

Co-organizers:

Evrópa unga fólksins/ Erasmus+ National Agency

Agence Erasmus+ France Jeunesse & Sport

Phone: 00372 6 979234

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marit Kannelmäe-Geerts

E-Mail: marit.kannelmae-geerts@gmail.com