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Training Course ETS Trainer Skills Workshop: Well-being in training practices

Dates: 5-8 May 2020

Venue: Yspertal, Austria

Eligible are 24 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, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 25th March 2020

This Trainer Skills Workshop intends to expand trainers’ practice exploration with regard to how they deal with well-being in training. It aims to equip them with the necessary skills to plan and approach ‘well-being’ as part of the learning process.

General Description

Trainer Skill Workshops (TSW) take place twice a year as part of a strategic long-term cooperation between NAs and SALTO T&C RC coordinating European training offers for trainers. It supports ‘advanced trainers’ to explore a certain area of trainers’ work and related competences of the ETS Competence Model for Trainers.

In other words, TSWs are for trainers having a long-term experience with training in the field of youth. The course is for trainers who wish to develop their competence with regard to particular areas/skills and transfer the learning to their youth work practice.

This TSW will focus on the topic of well-being in training practises. What does well-being mean in a training context and how can trainings/ educational activities be developed from a well-being perspective? How can trainers support learning, reflection and self-awareness through well-being technics and practices? Can the well-being of trainer teams and the well-being of the group be a holistic approach? What elements can well-being in trainings/ educational activities include and how can trainers influence them?

The training will go beyond exchanging practices of wellness. It will invite trainer-learners to have the inner readiness to reflect on their practices and attitudes on facilitating well-being in a multidimensional environment (myself – team – participants).

TSW are NOT Trainings of Trainers, but have the intention of opening a space of learning, reflecting and sharing amongst the trainer-participants based on their experiences. Therefore, it is not the intention to hand the trainer-participants a “ready to go tool-kit”, but to open the space for reflection on their current practices and share ideas, thoughts and motivations on this topic.

Target group and team of trainers

TSWs are targeting trainers who already have a long-term experience with training in the field of youth. We do not wish to set a strict minimum number of years of experience or a number of training courses but rather focus on the need for applicants to have the capacity to reflect on their practice as trainers, which generally require several years of regular practice. The training activity is for trainers who wish to develop their competence with regard to particular areas/skills and transfer the learning to their youth work practice.

The team of this TSW is composed of Raphaela Blassnig and Hranush Shahnazaryan.

Duration

2,5 days. Arrivals on 5th of May till 7 pm and departures after lunch on 8th of May. Please consider that the venue is on the countryside and it will take you at least 2 hours to get from Vienna airport to the venue.

Context

This TSW is organised by the “Trainer Competence Development” working group project

The Austrian, Dutch, Czech, Estonian, German, Irish, Polish, Slovenian and Spanish Erasmus+ Youth Programme National Agencies together with the SALTO Training and Cooperation RC develop and carry out this long-term NA strategic partnership project.

Supporting the competence development of trainers is an important aspect to ensure the high quality of youth worker trainings in Europe. The ETS therefore calls for the development of a modular system to train the trainers of youth workers by defining a set of essential competences that can be acquired in specific courses and serve to establish a pool of certified trainers in Europe.

SALTO T&C RC keeps this subject on its agenda and develops projects in cooperation with NAs and other stakeholders.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

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.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Training&Cooperation – SALTO Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

  • IZ-Vielfalt, Dialog & Bildung, Austrian National Agency Erasmus+ Youth Programme & European Solidarity Corps – 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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Seminar EU Youth Dialogue: Meeting of the National Working Groups

Dates: 20-22 May 2020

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are around 100 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, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 17th March 2016

A two and a half day meeting dedicated to representatives of the EU Youth Dialogue National Working Group consisting of a mix of training, networking and information sessions.

General Description

Enhance the effectiveness of the EU Youth Dialoge and the cooperation among the NWGs.

Objectives:

Exploring the results of the current EU Youth Dialoge cycle and creating connections for the next cycle from the NWG perspective

Building the NWG capacity in order to organize the process, ensure a high outreach and harvest meaningful results

Create links and synergies with relevant stakeholders, European policies and programs.

Who?

Around 100 participants (2 representatives from each NWG – including National Youth Councils,

  • 1 representative from each National Youth Authority,
  • 1 representative from each National Agency)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

It still needs to be decided but most probably there will be no particpation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Romanian National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Slovenian National Agency – National Agency
  • European Youth Forum – Youth NGO
  • Strategic partners – European Commission, FI, HR, DE and PT NAs (from the current and future EU Youth Dialogue Cycle), SALTOs, researchers of the current cycle (Others)

Phone: +040212010722

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andrei Popescu

E-Mail: andrei.popescu@anpcdefp.ro

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Study Visit EGL: Study visit in Lithuania 2020

Dates: 23-28 March 2020

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

Eligible are max. 30 participants coming from: Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 24th February 2020

Study visit aims to explore youth work in Lithuania.

General Description

This study visit will gather youth workers and municapality representatives from Slovenia and Croatia and will allow them to explore the youth work in Lithuania from a closer look.

Participants will meet with Lithuanian youth work association, representatives of municipalities that are active in youth work. They will also visit youth centers, based in rural and urban areas.

Future cooperation possibilies with Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps will be presented.

  • 2020.03.23 arrival day
  • 2020.03.28 departure day

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

It still needs to be decided but most probably there will be no particpation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency of International Youth Cooperation – National Agency

Phone: +370 (5) 250 7442

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Monika Paulauskaitė

E-Mail: monika@jtba.lt

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

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Training Course: Štartujeme (only for Slovak and Czech pax.)

Dates: 4-7 March 2020

Venue: Poprad, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 25 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, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th February 2020

The aim of the activity is to support networking and long-term partnerships between organizations from Slovakia and Czech republic in the field of youth work.

General Description

Training Štartujeme is aimed at supporting and creating a network of long-term partnerships between Youth Civic Associations and to support of international cooperation between Slovakia and the Czech republic.

The main aim is to develop new ideas and projects for potential new applicants in the programme European Solidarity Corps (Solidarity projects and volunteering projects) and the programme Erasmus+ (Youth Exchanges and Youth Workers Mobility – KA1)

Objectives:

  • To know the mission and principles of the programme European Solidarity Corps and the programme Erasmus+.
  • To be informed about basic formal and qualitative aspects of the applications
  • To know the basic principles of project management and how to introduce it to young people.
  • To understand and share the challenges to be faced in organizing projects with young people and improve knowledge of grant application processes.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Slovak National Agency – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Czech National Agency Erasmus+ – National Agency

Phone: +421 917 402 508

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Matúš Zibala

E-Mail: matus.zibala@iuventa.sk

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

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Training Course Get Your PhD in Youth Work: Portable Happiness Device and use of emotion in creating a safe space for youth

Dates: 23-29 April 2020

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 25 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, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 9th March 2020

What is it a safe space and how to create it? And how is it influenced by physical, but also psychological and emotional aspects? During PhD!, you will find your answer.

General Description

PhD! is a training course (TC) enabling Youth Workers and Youth Leaders to discover how to create a sustainable safe space for the youth in their community. Participants will be exploring the power of emotions in action, behavior and human relationship.

As a part of the project, they will create their PhD – Portable Happiness Device.

Content and Objectives

The main goal of the TC is to explore what does it mean a safe space in which youngsters can experiment, fail, learn, and express themselves without fear of judgment.

Objectives

Upon graduating from PhD! Training course, participants will

  •  Create their personal definition of “safe space”
  • Understand the relevance of emotional competences in everyday life and be able to use them while working with youth
  • Create a personal Portable Happiness Device
  • Design an action plan on how to promote and support a safe space for their target group in their community
  • Establish a peer-mentoring group supporting them with the implementation of the action plan

Methodology

– We are going to explore the physical and psychological aspects of safe space.

– The activities during PhD! will be carried out indoor as well as outdoor.

– The general setting is the creation of a playground for experiential learning based on active participation, group interaction and theoretical inputs, and an important approach is co-creation.

– Creativity and exchange of experiences and knowledge among participants are central aspects of the methodology. Participants are therefore required to play an active role and bring their own contribution to the whole program.

– Together with the trainers, participants are going to explore the safe space by simulation games, group discussions and reflection, body-mind activities and creative construction of the portable tool.

The general approach is based on the principles of non-formal learning and self-directed learning.

Target group

  • you are 20+ years old (exceptions can be made, but not granted, upon experience and motivation)
  • you are a youth worker (actively working with a group of youngsters, ie. people between 13 – 30 years), youth leader (having an influence on a group of youngsters) and educator (working with methods of non formal education)
  • you agree to take an active part in all the phases of the project (preparation, training course, dissemination)

The participants are not required to have previous experience or knowledge on emotional competencies or space design but they should be interested in developing their understanding and skills about these topics in their daily youth work.

Accessibility Information

In case you have any accessibility needs, please inform the organizer about them as soon as possible so that we can try to meet all accessibility needs.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Tempus Public Foundation – Erasmus+ Youth NA – National Agency

Co-organiser(s):

  • Centre for International Cooperation in Education – Czech Republic – National Agency)
  • Jugend für Europa – Germany – National Agency
  • Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC) – Bulgaria – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme PHD, HU.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ildikó Gulácsi

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.

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Conference: SALTO Youth Participation Forum

Dates: 4-6 May 2020

Venue: Kultuurikatel, Tallinn, Estonia

Eligible are 120 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, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 28th February 2020

The SALTO Youth Participation Forum will be a unique opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to the newly developed Youth Participation Strategy. We will discuss its implementation and link it to different levels of youth work and youth participation.

General Description

  • Join us to boost youth participation in Europe.
  • Let’s explore the full potential of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps together.
  • Help us enhance the new Youth Participation Strategy.
  • Let’s increase cooperation to strengthen youth participation in Europe.

The SALTO Youth Participation Forum will be a unique opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to the newly developed Youth Participation Strategy. We will discuss its implementation and link it to different levels of youth work and youth participation. This will be the space to exchange on current developments within the youth sector and the future of the EU Youth Programmes in relation to youth participation.

The SALTO Youth Participation Forum is hosted by SALTO Participation & Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) in collaboration with National Agencies of various countries.

The new Youth Participation Strategy has been built taking into account the current EU Youth Strategy and the development of the new EU Youth programmes after 2020. It is based on the needs of the youth field and the contributions from different stakeholders from local, national and EU level.

It is a consensus of diverse partners on the topic of youth participation and will highlight the potentials to boost youth participation in Europe. The Forum is a milestone in this process of co-creating the strategy and its implementation.

The SALTO Youth Participation Forum will assemble around 120 participants to explore how we – as young people, stakeholders who implement the programmes, decision-makers, researchers, youth workers, trainers and youth representatives – can strengthen youth participation in Europe together with the power of the youth programmes.

What would we like to achieve?

  • more awareness about youth participation and strategic approaches
  • prototyping new ideas and roadmaps to implement the youth participation strategy
  • encouraging meaningful dialogue and cooperation among diverse stakeholders
  • increasing recognition of emerging ways of youth participation at different institutional levels
  • presenting and enhancing the new Youth Participation Strategy
  • connecting the Youth Participation Strategy with upcoming EU programmes and exploring potentials of future developments

What will we do?

  • address the topics of youth participation in relation to the future of the EU Youth Programmes
  • help you explore how to make more use of the programmes to strengthen youth participation
  • offer an opportunity for exchange among heads of NAs and policy makers and develop future actions

  • invite participants to contribute with their experiences of youth participation to the new Youth Participation Strategy
  • support and empower participants in their future work on the topic of youth participation at different levels.

Join us and let’s build the future of youth participation together!

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

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.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre

Phone: +3725232090

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kadri Maripuu

E-Mail: kadri.maripuu@archimedes.ee

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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Conference: Perspectives for Youth Research 2030

Dates: 18-19 May 2020

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 80 youth workers 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, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 16th March 2016

Open conference of the European network on the Research-based Analysis of European Youth Programmes (RAY) to explore the potential of youth research within and beyond the European youth programmes during the coming decade.

General Description

For more than 10 years, the RAY Network conducted not only an ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the European youth programmes, but also implemented thematic research projects on topics such as young people’s active citizenship or youth workers’ professional development.

In addition, and full complementarity, the Horizon2020 research programme funded more than 30 thematic youth research projects in the past 7 years, on themes including health, mobility, participation, and well-being.

There are currently only few connections between these two domains of youth research, little overlap between the institutions and organisations implementing the respective research projects and programmes, and the results are not widely enough known beyond each realm.

With this conference, the RAY Network would like to take a first step to close the gap between youth research happing in and beyond the context of the European youth programmes.

Aim and objectives

The main aim of the conference is to explore the potential of youth research within and beyond the European youth programmes during the coming decade.

The following objectives have been set for the conference, which seeks to:

– Bring together youth research stakeholders from across the youth field, who are active in or interested in the European youth programmes and/or Horizon2020 youth research

– Explore, discuss and connect the findings of youth research in the past decade, building a comprehensive overview of current youth research findings across research contexts

– Use the overview of current research findings to identify thematic and/or methodic gaps in the youth research landscape in the European youth and youth research programmes

– Look forward to the next decade of youth research in Europe, seeking to identify new and common themes as well as new and collaborative ways of steering youth research

Participants

All interested European youth research and youth policy stakeholders are invited to attend and contribute to the conference, including but not limited to:

– RAY Network partners (NA representatives and research partners) & policy partners at national and transnational level

– Research and policy partners of Horizon2020 research projects with a youth focus

– Youth sector actors interested in co-shaping youth research for the next decade

We use the term ‘youth sector actor’ very openly. Whether you understand yourself as a sociologist with an interest in youth studies, or a youth worker interested in youth work evaluation, or a youth policy expert working with data from research – whatever your official role description is: as long as you are interested, you are welcome!

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

It still needs to be decided but most probably there will be no particpation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Austrian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps

Co-organisers:

  • JUGEND für Europa, Germany – National Agency
  • North Macedonian National Agency

Phone: 0043 1 586 75 44 42

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmen Teubl

E-Mail: carmen.teubl@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.