Hallstat, Austria

Training Course: The Art of Dialogue

Dates: 16-20 March 2019

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 7th January 2019

How can you apply the “Art of Dialogue” approach in EU Youth Dialogue activities? The main focus of the training is to support those who facilitate the dialogue process or specific activities planned by National Working Groups within their work plans.

General Description

The “Art of Dialogue” is a set of methods, theories and approaches for participative and interactive group moderation and process design. It is based on frameworks such as “Art of Hosting”, “The Way of Council” or “Theory U”.

It has been developed in the course of working for the Structured Dialogue, first on the national level in Austria (2015-2017). During the Austrian EU presidency 2018 it was used to promote the Youth Goals as a common vision for youth in Europe and in running the EU Youth Conference in Vienna.

More info about the approach: Structured Dialogue Learning Map

The context of the training is the new EU Youth Strategy for 2019-2027, which is the European policy framework for young people in Europe. After the Structured Dialogue process, it puts the EU Youth Dialogue at the front, aiming to establish participation of young people in decision making process at all levels- from local, regional, national and European. This is a window of opportunity to include new approaches in implementing the EU Youth Dialogue.

We want to explore how to make use of the methods and attitudes that have proven successful in 6th cycle of the Structured Dialogue, in order to be more effective in facilitating meaningful dialogue among young people and stakeholders, building trust and cooperation among various stakeholders, promoting the EU Youth Dialogue

Each NWG is invited to send 2-3 trainers/facilitators or NWG members who facilitate the dialogue process, specific activities or events for NWGs. In addition, trainers/facilitators who implement activities at a national or European level (e.g. pool of trainers) are invited to apply.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Application

 

Organiser:

NA Austria, IZ-Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog Bildung – National Agency

Co-organiser:

NA Spain INJUVE – National Agency

Phone: +43 1 586 75 44 – 35

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Stephanie Auzinger

E-Mail: stephanie.auzinger@iz.or.at

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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Youth Exchange: Sharpen Up Your Skills

Dates: 08-17 January 2019

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

We are looking for 2 more participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 35 participants coming from: Italy, Romania, Cyprus, Poland, Greece, Czech Republic, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th December 2018

Sharpen Up Your Skills is a youth exchange project aiming to bring together 30 young people (18-30 years) and 6 group leaders (no age limit), who is ready to try themselfs in a field of enterpreneurship, to share experience and knowledge of their countries, willing and able to work together with other youth regardless of their nationality, social status and disabilities.

Description

The project ‘’Sharpen up your skills’’ started from the need to find a way to reduce the unemployment rate which is increasingly rise and influence youth, and especially young people in provincial areas.

The best way to stand against this, is to prepare appropriate the newcomers in the employment field.

Aim: This programme aims to give the opportunity to people with fewer opportunities- as those who live in provincial areas- to learn, to share experiences, and to explore various tools, techniques, and practices on issues such as employability, active participation in social environment and entrepreneurship.

Objectives: The main objectives by the implementation of this project are:

  • to increase the knowledge about possible ways and opportunities of employability and develop promotional skills in order to improve the ability to promote their strengths and make more attractive CVs)
  • To familiarize with the term of ‘’entrepreneurship’’ and acquire the relevant skills in order to be an entrepreneur.
  • To ensure the active participation in local community and European citizenship.
  • Come across with other countries practices and innovations, in the fields of working experiences, in order to get inspiration and improve the provincial areas with fewer opportunities.
  • Also to gain promotional skills (expression tools: to develop and improve the ability to promote their strengths and make more attractive CVs).

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Costs

 

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

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus + program, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Organizer:

 

StressBall Cyprus – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket for participants: 18 – 30 years old

Group’s leader: 18+

Asenovgrad

Training Course C.O.A.C.H: Creative Opportunities, Attitudes, Cooperation and Holistic method

Dates: 3-9 June 2019

Venue: Bulgaria

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 5th April 2019

Coaching is the process of helping another person to perform at the peak of his or her abilities. Coaching emphasizes generative change, concentrating on defining and achieving specific goals. R. Dilts

General Description

C.O.A.C.H. is a 5-day long training course for youth workers to learn about, practice and develop own methods of coaching. Coaching is a tool for empowerment and clear and effective communication. It takes integrity, leadership and creativity to be a good facilitator and trainer and coaching is the must-have method and tool for every youth worker, trainers, leader and activist.

What is C.O.A.C.H.?

C.O.A.C.H. is an abbreviation for Creative Opportunities, Attitudes, Cooperation and Holistic method, where we train, develop and master our own communication and coaching style.

The contemporary trends of training and development, youth work and working with those facing a situation of NEETs, or fewer opportunities, requires new standards and approaches. What was working 5-10-15 years ago in the field of outreach and grass-root youth work is now new and different. Competences like inclusion, participation and entrepreneurship are important, yet some attitudes are missing to make them work. What prevails is contextual design of experience where knowledge and skill are trainable, competences attainable, yet attitudes are what makes the difference.

In this training course we will work on:

1. Establishing understanding of what is communication
2. Defining where and how coaching happens
3. Practicing and training basic coaching skills
4. Further development of personal coaching method
5. Putting it all together in a holistic way
6. Steps to put in order all our competences
7. Mastering personal coaching method

This training is practical and effective. It only happens by doing it. And now we invite you to challenge your own competences and to allow yourself to learn and expand. The training is designed as a whole 6-day coaching session. There will be real case studies and practice in different groups. The method is tested and it works with youth workers, leaders, trainers, coaches and learning facilitators because of it’s practical utilization.

Last, but not least, it is based on the work and experience of leading business coaches and the methods of: ontological coaching, non-violent communication, NLP, embodiment, feedback (giving and receiving), questioning, heuristic solutions, distinctions, active listening.

The program is well-designed and balanced based on the Kolb’s learning cycle. Hand-outs, input and bibliographical references will be provided.

Objectives:

· Learn and Practice coaching
· Define where, how and what works for you in coaching
· Develop your own method
· Understand basics about human brain and neurology
· Learn 7 techniques to boost your communication and cooperation skills
· Stronger conversation, questioning and observation skills
· Work with and Discover how body relates to experience
· Detect and handle resistance
· Identify own limitations and transform them into advantages
· Benefit from the opportunity to coach and be coached
· Make a quality jump in the competences of communication and cooperation
· Explore, Learn and Practice inclusion, participation and creativity in a new holistic way

Profile of Participants

Youth workers with proven track record of involvement in an NGO as well as:

– Interested in communication, cooperation, creativity and leadership
– Working with NEETs and fewer opportunity youth
– Working on youth participation

– Willing to expand their professional competences of inclusion, participation, cooperation,
creativity, entrepreneurship and initiative, involvement and participation of youth,
including those with fewer opportunities; leadership, communication, teamwork, design thinking, problem solving
– 22 years old and older
– Able to use English as a working language

Trainers:

Anna Sipos

Tihomir Georgiev

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Application

Organiser:

Human Resource Development Centre – Bulgarian National Agency

Phone: +359 2 9155026

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack C.O.A.C.H.pdf

Contact for questions:

Milen Petkov

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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.

Moscow

Training Course: Training for Trainers (Beginners)

Dates: 25 February – 3 March 2019

Venue: Moscow, Russian Federation

Eligible are 12 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 10th January 2019

We invite youth workers and youth leaders who would like to learn how to become a youth trainer to join the course – Training for Trainers.

General Description

Have you ever considered becoming a trainer and conducting trainings for youth? If so – then The Netherlands School for Innovative Education invites you to join the training for trainers where you will receive knowledge and skills necessary to become a professional trainer!

The event is meant for youth workers who do not have any training experience or have only minimal experience in conducting trainings. Conducting training might seem an easy but those who have done it – they know for sure – conducting a good training is an art! In order to be successful trainer you need to gain specific knowledge and skills. Where acquire this knowledge? How to develop those skills?

During this course will share all that with you. The training covers the following topics:

– Coach work – what does it mean – being a coach? Participants will know about the features of this work and how to become a great trainer.
– Coach skills – participants will learn the skills necessary to become a successful trainer. Resources for trainers – where coaches can find examples of trainings, where they can find needed tools other useful information essential for providing a high-quality training? Participants will be given information about the resources for trainers.
– Job market for trainers – participants will learn about the working opportunities for trainers: where and how trainers can look for jobs as a trainer; how trainers can find the trainings to conduct; how to position yourself on a market in order to find customers and other topics related to job opportunities for trainers.
– Practice – participants will have workshops where they will put theory into life. Session is based upon participants’ request – we would like to create the course as interactive as possible therefore we leave the room to conduct the sessions according your ideas.

Please, let us know which topics you would like to cover and we’ll do our best to accommodate them.

This course is the way to make the first step on your training path! If you did not know where to start with – this event is a great opportunity to do that! After this course you will have a clear idea about the steps of becoming a successful coach.

Though the event aims on preparing the trainers for youth projects, we believe gained skills and knowledge could be also successfully applied in different fields of trainings such as business trainings, trainings on personal development. We believe successful youth trainers can develop themselves in the future and apply their knowledge in different fields.

The event is organized by the Netherlands Institute of Business. We are regularly organizing trainings and study programs in Amsterdam, Moscow and other locations. We are open for cooperation with new trainers. Therefore, we would be happy to invite successful alumni of our courses to join our team as trainers for our future projects!

If you are interested – feel free to send us an email with your interest after the course! More details about the course and the organizer

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Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The accommodation and food are included in the participation fee. There are no additional costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

We do not provide travel reimbursement.

Participation fee

The fee for the course is 490 euro.

The fee includes: The program of the course (including all necessary study 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.

Application

 

Organiser:

UCG – Youth NGO

Phone: +31 30 879 50 55

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kate Blaum

E-Mail: utrechtcg@outlook.com

Germany

European Conference Regaining Europe: The Role of Youth Work in Supporting European Cohesion

Dates: 12-15 March 2019

Venue: Leipzig, Germany

Eligible are 120 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th January 2019

The current developments in Europe raise some concern about its future. The main concern these days is to preserve European principles and prevent a return to nationalist tendencies.

General Description

The current developments in Europe raise some concern about its future. While Europe was and is in a constant state of flux, the UK’s decision to exit the European Union is an unprecedented indicator of a growing mistrust vis-à-vis an open and solidary Europe. The main concern these days is to preserve European principles and prevent a return to nationalist tendencies.

The idea to discuss Europe’s current situation and the potential role of youth policy and youth work in fostering the European spirit is rooted in the “shock day” in June 2016 when Brexit happened, but also in the growing nationalism and populism across Europe. The list of current challenges is long, beginning with the lack of solidarity between European countries in essential political issues, in particular the integration and hosting of refugees and the social divide.

The National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and the European Solidarity Corps from Germany, Slovenia and Italy in cooperation with the EU-Council of Europe youth partnership will host the conference

“Regaining Europe – The Role of Youth Work in Supporting European Cohesion”

Why having a conference?

The organisers of the event are facing the above mentioned challenges on a daily basis and with increasing concerns, in particular regarding the upcoming elections to the European Parliament. They are convinced the European idea needs to be renewed. It would need a new European narrative that responds to the realities of everyday European life. The idea is to discuss the current situation in Europe and the potential role of youth policy and youth work, including the programmes Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps, in helping to restore the European spirit and foster European cohesion.

Aims of the conference

Ideas and motivations to organize the conference are to create an environment for critical debate on European values and the future of Europe while making youth work more political and more European. Accordingly, the conference aims at reflecting on common European issues such as democracy, citizenship, solidarity and the social dimension of Europe as well as motivating and mobilizing participants, in particular young people, to act for the idea of a strong Europe. It will provide an opportunity to exchange on shared European values and the future of Europe and to deepen the dialogue beyond borders and between citizens.

The conference shall also contribute to the reflections on the new EU Youth strategy and the EU campaign “12 ideas”.

Target groups

About 120 participants are expected to take part in the conference; among them will be youth workers from diverse levels and backgrounds as well as policy-makers, decision-makers, officials, researchers, stakeholders and members of European networks in the field of youth.

The Manifesto

It is planned to publish prior to the conference a Manifesto on Youth Work in Europe, summarizing the current situation in Europe from the perspective of young people and identifying demands and possible solutions. It will be drafted by an editorial group of experts and serve as a basis for reflection in the conference. Following the conference the Manifesto will be revised by the expert group in accordance with the discussions at that very place and largely published.

The programme

The programme foresees a welcome and interactive opening session on the first day. Inspirational keynote speeches including buzz groups in the morning of the second day titled “Regaining Europe” will be followed by a panel discussion representing participants from diverse backgrounds such as European institutions, representatives from National Ministries responsible for youth, public administrations, National Agencies and the civil society.

Eight parallel expert fora from the afternoon of the second day on will discuss topics such as democracy development, nationalism and populism, diversity, inclusion and inequality, dignity, migration, solidarity and human rights.

A creative sharing of forum results will take place in the morning of the third day, followed by an Open Space on ‘Youth work, youth policy, young people – what is our role in shaping Europe?’. Results of the open space sessions will be shared in the late afternoon. A farewell party with special guests will close the day. On the fourth and last day a panel will be looking at the European Union from outside, from China, USA, Arabian countries as well as Eastern European and South Eastern European countries, before summing up the lessons learned and discussing next steps.

Call for participants

The selection of participants will be based on this call. Participants should be ready to share practical and theoretical knowledge on the topics of the conference and be open to controversial standpoints within and outside the youth field. Furthermore, they should be ready to share specific experiences in international youth work and its development, building on Erasmus+ Youth programme and the European Solidarity Corps or other relevant European programmes; participants may be youth workers, paid or volunteering, representatives of youth organisations and other experts in the field of youth.

Selection criteria

The organisers will aim at composing a group of participants representing the widest possible diversity of perspectives and experiences from across the European youth field. The composition shall be balanced and diverse in terms of geographical, gender, professional backgrounds including local youth work and youth movements from European level; social and/or cultural groups underrepresented in political dialogues will be particularly considered in composing the conference participant’s group.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme or by your Regional SALTO Resource Centre.

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country. The hosting German National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend für Europe, National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • MOVIT, Agencia Nazionale per i Giovani, National Agencies
  • CoE-Youth Partnership

Phone: +49 941 6964632

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Regaining Europe.pdf

Timeschedule Regaining Europe.pdf

Contact for questions:

Julia Thunecke, Valentum Kommunikation

E-Mail: jfe@valentum.de

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.

Bremen Marketplatz

Training Course: Train the trainers – Its up to me 6

Dates: 4-12 April 2019

Venue: KulturHaus, Bremen, Germany

Eligible are 36 participants coming from: FYROM, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon

Application deadline: 22nd December 2018

6th edition. Learning by doing, hands on training course where you will receive a lot of know-how, soft-skills, materials, witness different trainer styles. You will also get feedback and mentoring on your skills, design new projects on different topics.

General Description

“It’s up to me” is a holistic approach on how to create really good youth workers /trainers that are going to work on transferring know-how and organizing and delivering high quality projects within the Erasmus+ program.

This project is going to contribute towards raising the quality of the Erasmus+ projects that are going to be organized in future, but also is going to improve the quality of youth work in general.

Some of the activities involve things that you already know which we are going to refresh and see different points of view from different trainers, we will see how to design projects and activities from A to Z, learning about tools and methods available, work on mastering your soft skills – basically all skills that you need to design and deliver educational activities, projects and exchanges. The workshops selected are based on the different competences from the Trainers competence model (European Training Strategy).

For more information about the goals, the trainers team, draft programme, please open the attachment below(Infopack).

Partner organizations: Go Green Macedonia, MeOut Hungary, CET Platform Italy, Chabibeh Lebanon, I DARE Jordan and NaturKultur e.V. Germany.

Impressions from the previous editions can be found on the following links:

You can subscribe to the Train the trainers: Its up to me Youtube channel!

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

All costs for accommodation, food and program are covered from the program.

Travel costs will be reimbursed according to the distance bands allowances from Erasmus+. You need to calculate how much the distance is from your residence place to Bremen, Germany.

  • Germany – €180
  • Italy, Hungary, FYROM – €275
  • Jordan, Lebanon – €530

Participation fee

There is participation fee in amount of 50€.

Application

 

Organiser:

NaturKultur e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +4917665646848

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Train the Trainers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Darko Mitevski

E-Mail: darkomitevski@naturkultur.eu

Budapest Danube River bank

Training Course: What Could Go Wrong? How to Deal With Mistakes in Erasmus+ projects

Dates: 24-30 March 2019

Venue: Hungary

Eligible are 24 – 28 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th January 2019

The training aims to help new Erasmus+ beneficiaries (Youth workers, youth leaders and project managers) to identify the most common mistakes when organizing E+ Youth projects and look at ways to prevent these mistakes with alternative solutions for when they occur.

General Description

Aims & objectives

· To identify the most common mistakes in E+ projects during preparation, implementation and follow-up phases;
· To find the practices that prevent difficult situations in E+ projects and increase the chances of obtaining good results;
· To acknowledge that mistakes are part of the natural learning cycle and we can learn from them at personal level;
· To discover strategies and management techniques to deal constructively with mistakes in a youth project at organizational level;

Methodology

The program consists of 5 full training days plus an extended learning period that includes support activities before and after the training. Before the TC participants are invited to take part in online activities, assignments and one online meeting. After the training, participants will create an action plan and the team will offer online support, including two online mentoring sessions to the group.

The training will be based on collaborative training sessions that look specifically at common mistakes in youth projects and seek for ways to prevent/deal with them. We will explore mistakes in diverse ways such as Improvisation techniques, Clowning, Creative Writing and others.

To assure that this activity meets the real needs of the field, the training program will be designed after consulting the participating NA’s on the most common mistakes they identify in E+ projects.

Working language: English

Profile of Participants

· Youth workers, youth leaders or project managers who are engaged with youth organisations and are beginners in using the E+ program but have been involved in organising one or two projects (in any organisational role: facilitating, organising, writing application, support participants, etc..)
· Planning to organise an E+ in the near future (the program includes support for this new project)
· Motivated to work on the topic of learning from mistakes
· Available to take active part in the training course dates + extended learning activities.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme or by your Regional SALTO Resource Centre.

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country. The hosting German National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Application

 

Organiser:

Tempus Public Foundation – Erasmus+ National Agency of Hungary

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule What could go wrong.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA team

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu

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.