Training Course: A European Dimension in Youth Work

Dates: 29 September – 8 October 2016

Venue: Vadul Lui Voda, Moldova

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Denmark, Moldova

Application deadline: 23rd August 2016

Together with our partner, FORA Hvidovre, we are looking for participants from Denmark, and Moldova to take part in the training course for youth workers ‘Promoting a European Dimension in Youth Work’

Description

The activity ‘Promoting a European Dimension in Youth Work’ is a 8-working day training course in Vadul lui Voda, Republic of Moldova, gathering 27 youth leaders from Denmark, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania and Armenia.

The training will take place on the 29th September – 8th October, 2016, the 29th September being arrival day and the 8th October being departure day.

Please note: This Call is open to participants from Denmark and Moldova, participants from the other participating countries will be selected by our partners.

Through non-formal methods, the training aims to promote a strong European Dimension within youth work and give youth leaders a deeper understanding of The EU, including its role in youth education and participation, its history and its values.

The training will include interactive exercises, workshops, presentations, discussions and group work.

The training will be conducted in English and translation will not be provided. Therefore, the participants are expected to have a good level of English, both written and spoken.

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Costs

 

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

The EU contribution for the travel expenses per participant is as follows:

Denmark, 275€
Moldova* 180€

In order to get reimbursed for their travel expenses, participants shall send the organizer all the originals of travel documentation and invoices. The reimbursements will be made through bank transfers within 45 days after the organizer have received the original documentation by post.

Additionally, the reimbursement will be performed only if the following conditions are met:
1. Participants submit their individual participant report as requested by the European Commission through the Mobility Tool;
2. Participants and their sending organizations send the organizers a proof of dissemination activities.

participation is free !

Application

 

Organizer:

FORA Hvidovre – NGO

Co-organizer:

InterCollege – NGO

Phone: +45

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Theresa

E-Mail: Theresa@intercollege.info

Training Course: Europe in crisis: a call for dialogue. What can youth workers contribute?

Dates: 5-13 October 2016

Venue: Kose-Uuemõisa, Estonia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Netherlands, Poland, FYROM, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 25th August 2016

The main goal is to equip youth workers with competences to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue in local and international activities, particularly focused on the European Refugee Crisis.

Description

YEU Estonia is looking for participants for a training course called “Europe in crisis: a call for dialogue. What can youth workers contribute?”. The main goal is to equip youth workers with competences to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue in local and international activities, particularly focused on the European Refugee Crisis.

More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, as a result of the ongoing wars in the Middle East. Most of them were Syrian, followed by Afghans and Iraqis. They arrived and are still arriving in a moment of time where many citizens in European countries feel threatened by foreigners. In about every European country there is a heavy debate ongoing, on how to deal with the situation.

Populist political parties profit from these sentiments, using simple slogans like ‘no more foreigners’. At the same time, it would not be correct to call all people who are critical towards the recent immigration wave ‘bigots’ or ‘racists’. Then we would basically shut down the discussion. Furthermore, we see that the debates of today are very much based on stereotypes and prejudices. With this project we call for a dialogue, to share opinions from all sides to develop better informed opinions. We also believe that knowledge is the key to understanding and compassion.

This training course is organized for representatives of youth organizations from different European countries, to create a common strategy. As the crisis is a cross-border problem, it only makes sense to coordinate our actions in a European framework. After the training, the participating youth workers will be able to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue in local and international activities.

The project aims to equip youth workers with competences to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue in local and international activities, particularly focused on the European Refugee Crisis.

Objectives:
● to exchange knowledge between representatives from different European youth organizations about the European Refugee Crisis: its origins and how way countries deal with it, including the public response;
● to get a thorough understanding of concepts such as stereotystereotypes, prejudices and discrimination;
● to promote intercultural, interreligious dialogue and respect for human rights;
● to develop detailed, realistic plans to promote intercultural and interreligious dialogue in local and international projects;
● to promote the Erasmus Plus programme.

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Costs

 

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

• YEU Estonia will cover your stay 100%, including food and drinks;
• 80% of all travel costs (door to door, cheapest way, until the limits below) will be reimbursed afterwards, after receiving all relevant receipts, including boarding passes;

• There is a participation fee, which will be deducted from the travel reimbursement:
– Participants from EU countries: 40 euro
– Participants from non-EU countries: 20 euro

Limits for travel costs (door to door, to be reimbursed for 80%):

Estonia 180,
Romania, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Slovenia, FYROM, Belgium 275
Turkey, Cyprus, Greece 360

Application

 

Organizer:

YEU Estonia – NGO

Co-organizer:

JUB (Netherlands) – NGO

Phone: +372

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: YEU Estonia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Helen

E-Mail: helenlink95@gmail.com

Training Course: GROW ROOTS IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

Dates: 4-11 October 2016

Venue: Albergue Cal Xabu (CuÉrigo, Asturias), Spain

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 25th August 2016

This course is based in environment, agroecology, ecobuilding, rural development, selfawareness and creating helping networks between projects in european rural areas

Description

Grow Roots in the Countryside is a training course that intends to create helping local networks to encourage young people to start sustainable projects and green entrepreneurship in rural areas. Also, to create bridges between people who is creating similar projects in towns and villages.

With this course, we would like to help people to establish in rural areas keeping the identity and the culture of villages. We also hope to encourage participants to create new forms of relationship in their local projects.

Objectives

Main objective: To exchange innovative experiences on selfsufficient and selfemployment in rural areas between different countries and different organizations.
– To analize ecobuilding methods (through Yurts in North of Spain), adapted to your country in order to create colective work places
-To facilitate deep knowledges about organic agriculture and agroecology
-To analize ways of colective helping and how to create a network between projects
-Train new skills and competences that contribute to a healthy and sustainable life and community.
-To reflect about how the life and structure of villages and villagers are changing and what we can do to adapt to this new “lifestyles”

• Encourage young trainers and participants to create their own projects in european rural areas

Target Group

Social workers, trainers, facilitators and leaderships who are working under non-formal education with youngsters, unemployees and nature pasionate people in rural areas, encouraging them to create communitary projects.

Social workers, trainers, facilitators and leaderships who are trying to bridge people between urban areas and rural areas

People who are deeply interested in ecobuilding, agroecology, green enterpreneurship and support social networks in the countryside

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Costs

 

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

Food and accommodation will be provided free of charge for the full length of the course.

As such, each participant will get 100% of travel expenses reimbursed, up to 275 euro and 180 euro for spanish and portuguese participants

Application

 

Organizer:

MEDRA association – NGO

Phone: +346

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Estefania

E-mail: asociacionmedra@yahoo.es

E-Mail: estefbr@gmail.com

Training Course: Your Future under Construction

Dates: 21-28 January 2017

Venue: Lucena, Andalucia, Spain

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th September 2016

The overall aim of the TC is to increase the awareness of personal and professional strengths and authenticity among youth workers/teachers during a personal journey of self-discovery.

Description

We believe that believing in yourself and in what you’re doing is inevitable for success in your life. In your own professional life as well as in your private life.

This belief in yourself and your capacities are based on the concept of Inner Leadership, which leads to a better understanding of who you are. If you know yourself better, you’re more able to make the right decisions.

The right decisions mean here: decisions who suits you, or in other words: decisions which are the closest to the core of who you really are. To come to this point in your life you have to go through a learning process. Some of us are lucky to get this learning process automatically from their birth, but also many among us not. In general it’s important that persons as young as possible get the chance to empower their skills by understanding who they are. Empowering young people through this process will lead to an increased employability.

The overall aim of the TC is to increase the awareness of personal and professional strengths and authenticity for 28 youth workers during a personal journey of self-discovery.

Objectives:

– To support youth workers to become more aware of themselves, thus to enable them to make conscious choices and decisions that fit with their (professional) goals in life.
-To provide youth workers with tools to support youth they work with through a similar process.
– To raise the awareness of the market-value of young persons on the labour market by working on their self-confidence and empowering
-To understand how our behaviour is influenced by our perception of ourselves and by how others see us.

-To look how you can rely on powerless, inconvenient feelings and deal constructively with them.
-To reflect on their own learning process by using the Key Competences from the Youth Pass.
-To improve competencies for efficient access on labour market for youth workers

The profile of the participants are youth workers from Ngo´s and public bodies who are involved in employability issues and advising all kinds of youngsters. In order to ensure the high quality of the meeting given the objectives that have been set, participants should be youth workers that are:

-willing and able to implement an innovative project after this TC serving the needs of the organisation in their community
-interested in the topic of the project
-willing to share and implement new-gained knowledge within their sending organizations/institutions
– professionals, youth workers, trainers working in the education field willing to share their own experience
– able to attend the full duration of the training
– able to communicate and work in English language (B1 to C2, according to Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
– committed to disseminate the results within their organizations and to multiply the impact of the project by actively working with youth in their local communities
– experienced in working directly with youth

Each and every workshop will enable participants to develop their competences and reach the project aim. Training working principles are based on experiential pedagogy. Each day between activities and workshops, there are breaks with energizers. The activities will also include enough space for sharing best practice, ideas, work on future project and experience the international group dynamics.

After the training course the youth workers will:

· know themselves better, their strengths and weakness, their responsability and passion
· know more about concepts such as: sustainability, potential, inner leadership and passion, compassion, gratitude, flow, natural aptitudes, vulnerability, resilience, powerful communication, accountability, curiosity
· improve their skills in: reflecting, evaluating, interviewing and asking questions, observing and listening, analysing, be able to plan better their personal and professional development and help others to do so
· be able to better guide other people through the process og labour market insertion
· do more projects and increase the quality of them in the context of maximising the potential of participants and learning opportunities
· know more about Erasmus+ and YouthPass

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Costs

 

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

The costs related to organizing the event will be covered by the hosting organization.

Travel costs will be reimbursed according to the program distance bands:
-for participants from Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania and Germany: 360 euros/participant
-from participants from Croatia, Czech Republic, Belgium, Italy: 275 euros/participant.
Spanish participants will take care of their own transport.

Reimbursement of the travel costs will be done by bank transfer to the sending organization only, upon presentation the original tickets with boarding passes and receipts/invoices (including return tickets).

There is no participation fee for this TC.

Application

 

Organizer:

Amigos de Europa – NGO

Co-organizers:

Youthopolis – NGO/Others

Connected Elephant – NGO

Phone: +407

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Adina

E-Mail: youthopolis.ro@gmail.com

Training Course: Unlock your learning potential through Coaching

Dates: 27 September – 5 October 2016

Venue: Uzana, Gabrovo region, Bulgaria

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 22nd August 2016

The general objective of the project is to prepare youth workers to use the method coaching to develop competences and qualities, that will help them unlock and realize their full potential.

Description

The project focuses on one of the most successful but least used methods for realizing the full potential of young people and assisting them in career development – COACHING.

The general objective of the project is to prepare youth workers to use the method coaching to develop competences and qualities, that will help them unlock and realize their full potential;

to increase their motivation for learning, self-improvement and personal confidence;

to acquire soft skills (self-management, active listening, communication skills and skills for feedback), attitudes towards the development of their organizational culture, team compatibility and personal satisfaction;

to realize their own personal values and life goals; to develop entrepreneurial spirit; to be flexible and compatible on the labour market.

On the other hand the aim is to provide methods, tools and skills that will allow participants to have full readiness to help others to become more active, independent and aware of themselves and to lead them better in their personal, professional, social development and realization in life in general.

To achieve the objectives, the project is directed to work with partner organizations based in countries where there is an identified need and necessity of improving the quality of professional orientation and realization of young people in the labor market. They directly support young people in their personal and professional development and through the project will be able to effectively use coaching as part of the methods and tools that youth workers apply for this purpose. This will increase the quality of youth work for achievement of sustainable results.

The project focuses on topics such as: basics of coaching; coaching models and approaches; key coaching skills; opportunities for applying the method coaching in youth work; skills to motivate and support youth for action; leadership skills, including peer leadership and teamwork; active listening skills; communication in networks and exchange of good practices among participants and their organizations, particularly in the area of development of leadership skills.

The expected results of the implementation of the project are: increased capacity of the organizations by developing capacity to implement the method coaching, effective support for young people in personal and professional aspect and increase in their self-confidence, initiative and proactivity to realize their potential, development of conscious and trained youth workers who are multipliers of the experience to other young people (direct youth work ) , NGOs ( networking) , and Europe as a whole ( international projects).
The methods used to achieve the objectives of the project are training sessions, workshops, simulations, interactive presentations, role plays, discussions, project development and social initiatives.

The long-term benefits from the implementation of the project will be: raised capacity and competence of youth work, positive long-term development of the organizations, activities with higher quality based on the method coaching, that will lead to better cooperation, positive and sustainable development of the local communities and opening the local communities for intercultural dialogue and development of European identity and solidarity in more young people.

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Costs

 

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

1. Travel limits: Bulgaria – 180€; Greece – 275€; England – 360€; Poland – 275€; Spain – 360€; Romania – 180€; Italy – 275€; Croatia – 275€; Czech Republic – 275€. Organizers will reimburse 100% of eligible travel costs up to the limit.

2. Participants will be accommodated in double and triple bed rooms. Each room has a bathroom. Accommodation and full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are covered by the hosting organization.

3. There is NO participation fee for this training course!!!

Application

 

Organizer:

CET Platform – NGO

Phone: +359

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Coaching InfoPack.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nikolay

E-Mail: yas.bulgaria@gmail.com

4th SummerGo Sea & Sports Camp. Healthy lifestyle through Outdoor Activities. Greece

Dates: 26-31 August 2016

Venue: Chalkidiki, North Greece

We are looking for the last 2 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, FYROM, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Belarus, Russian Federation, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Western Balkan countries & Mediterranean countries.

Deadline for participation fee payments: 24th August 2016

SummerGo Sports camp offers a variety of outdoor activities, team Building & water sports. A Training course on personal development and experiential nonformal learning in outdoors methods and tools, designed for youthworkers, youthleaders & athletes.

Description

Our activity program guarantees a healthy balance between training, study and leisure time that allows campers to relax and unwind. Our dynamic team organizes a full program of elective social activities and outings.

The main aim is to empower participants with skills and knowledge, to develop and lead international youth and volunteer activities worldwide.

By inviting to this project mostly youth-workers we tend to strengthen cooperation between different stakeholders and to make space for building long-lasting partnerships. We will also encourage our participants towards creating a wide international network that will promote Sports & healthy lifestyle.

Moreover this training will be an opportunity for the participants to share experiences among themselves that will further increase the quality of the created projects.

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The groups are arranged by age, and sports are adapted to each group’s age-range. The camper groups alternate tuition and sports & activities, e.g. those doing classes in the morning will do sports & activities in the afternoon. Besides sports like tennis, football, basketball, swimming, volleyball etc, participants will go in for skill games and strategy teambuilding. Some of these activities will take place at the facilities whereas others will take place inside the water. There is creative performance, dancing and arts as well.

While the campers are going in for sports and activities, we promote respect, fun and a team spirit at all times. The campers’ safety and supervision are guaranteed at all times, Campers do a minimum of two sports and one activity per day.

Water Sports Program

Kayaking and windsurfing classes will be held on morning or afternoons, alternately during the week, learning how to surf in different weather conditions etc. Classes are scheduled, supervised and will be given in English. Kayaking (single seated) can be practiced during the week.

The site is located in the periphery of Thessaloniki just 40 minutes away from its centre, into a lovely seashore. It is also regarded as a touristic resort of this region.

Activities: 30 different activities!

  • Non formal learning activities (simulations, teambuilding, role playing etc)
  • Dance lessons (Salsa), Zumba, Aerobics
  • Beach Volley, Soccer, Beach soccer
  • T-Ball, Softball, TrekkingBiking, Mountain Biking
  • Basketball, Handball
  • Dodge Ball
  • Yoga

Additional Activities:

  • Swimming pool
  • Greek dances
  • Track and field
  • Forest arena. Extreme sports
  • Crossfit, Trampoline
  • Kayaking. Water sports
  • Shooting, Archery
  • Tennis, Ping pong, Mini golf
  • Tae kwon do, Horse riding
  • Badminton, Chess
  • Art workshop
  • Drama workshop

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Costs

 

This is not an Erasmus+ project.

  • This training is financially supported by the Project’s coordinator, by covering the lodging, hosting and catering costs of the training.
  • There is a Participation fee of 195€ per person, for the total duration of the project
  • The participation fee for people living in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland is of 225€.

Participation fee covers:

  • Training Material
  • Participants will be accommodated in bungalows, few meters away from the seashore
  • Will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A half day cruise around the gulf, visiting several cosmopolitan towns
  • A night out to a Greek tavern with dance and lots of local dishes
  • Cleaning service, changing of towels and bed linen twice per week (included).

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Not included in the Participation fee:

  • Travel Expenses: Travel expenses will be covered by participants
  • Any extra personal expenses as not described above
  • Any transportation to other cities

Discounts:

  • You will receive a 15% discount if you are a participant coming from Balkan region. (BiH, Serbia, Montenegro, Moldova, F.Y.R.O.M, Albania etc.)
  • First 10 registrants will receive a 15% discount! This discount is not an additive one, for those coming from the region of Balkans.
  • For locals who can arrange their own accommodation there will be an accordingly reduced participation.

Participants coming from counties that don’t require a visa and the ones that already hold a visa for Greece are welcome to apply.

Application

 

Organizer: YIA 18

Phone: +306937185827

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsCall for participants SummerGo Sea & Sports Camp

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In case of interest send your inquiries to the following e-mail address and we will contact you as soon as possible

Email: youthinitiativesgr@yahoo.com

Profile of the Participants:

It’s an open call for European participants or participants coming from neighboring countries who DO NOT require a visa, as well as to those ones that already hold a valid visa for Greece.

Age bracket: 15+

Training Course: New Perspective on Employability

Dates: 4-12 September 2016

Venue: Dobrá Voda, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, FYROM, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 22nd August 2016

“New Perspective on Employability” is innovative training course for those who want to increase chances of young people on the labour market. We will explore how to support young people on their journey using coaching methods.

Description

This is a last minute call only for 1 participant from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, FYROM, Poland, Romania and Slovakia.

The training itself will bring together 30 participants from Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, FYROM, Romania, Spain, and Turkey.

“New Perspective on Employability” is practical training course for youth workers, teachers, social workers and people who work with young people who want to learn, develop their skills and increase their chances on the labour market. The training explores the theme of employability. The aim is to strengthen and expand the capacity of youth workers and youth leaders in supporting young people, their entrepreneurship and employability.

New Perspective on Employability is designed for people who are ready to learn, explore, discover and develop their skills and will be able to use it later in their jobs and communities.

The program will develop skills needed in order to support young people and their entrepreneurial spirit. Participants will have the opportunity to experience work on a project and also being supported by coaching methods. Participants will also practice coaching to support others.

We will work on all important employability skills through experiential exercises. And we will experience it all in meeting with local community.

The programme will be very flexible and we will be ready to adapt it following very closely the participants’ needs and expectations for the course; plus, a space will always be open for participants who will want a more active role, taking the initiative and practicing non-formal education by actually doing it.

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Costs

 

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

Travel costs: will be refunded after the end of the course, after providing all the original tickets and receipts. We will cover 100% of you actual expenses, but only up to the maximum amounts listed below:

• Croatia, Poland, Slovakia: 180€
• Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, FYROM, Romania: 275€

Food and accommodation: will be fully covered by the organisers.

Participation fee: Money shouldn’t be the only obstacle against your participation – therefore we suggest a sliding scale from 20 to 50€. We want to give you the possibility to self-evaluate how much you can contribute financially, and how much you consider a fair fee for 8 days training programme.

Application

 

Organizer:

Play It Big – NGO

Phone: +421

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Employability Skills.pdf

Contact for questions:

Martin

E-Mail: info.playitbig@gmail.com