Training Course: NGO Fundamentals

Dates: 29 November – 5 December 2016

Venue: Eskisehir, Turkey

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, FYROM, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 3rd October 2016

Discuss, strengthen & develop “the model” for a sustainable youth NGO by focusing on topics such as organizational identity, organizational structure, activity planning, source management and sustainability.

Description

This projects outline was created after a research and observation on today’s youth NGOs. We had many chances to discuss about the problems of civil society works with people who are active youth workers (managers, members, leaders, volunteers) in several platforms. One of the most common problem that we face is difficulties of achieving intended impacts and acting sustainable.

The conclusion was: lack of organizational management & development skills in the youth organizations and NGOs. This problem creates a huge barrier between NGO and it’s stakeholders in terms of efficiency. For that reason we’ve chosen to focus mainly on “effective NGO and organizational identity”, “organizational structure”, “activity planning”, “sustainability” and to the other related skills that we believe the milestones of organizational management & development.

Apart from the activities such as communication, group building, youth-pass related; each of these subjects will go on with the approach of experiential learning tools and methods such as case studies, simulations, working groups, brainstormings and presentations.

Who should participate?

Interested stakeholders who;
-are motivated , likes teamwork, enjoys participation, are responsible.
-aims positive impact on society by the organizations they have joint / are going to join with the motivation of getting know new cultures.
-have the passion for understanding the components of organizations.
-are active youth workers who want to increase their level of skills about organizational management and who has the experience of youth work at least about 1 year. (included managers, active members, leaders, project managers, project leaders, responsibles, board members etc.)
-has enough speaking level of English to easily participate to debates, brainstorms, working groups, presentations etc. during the project. (This is a TC Project! It contains several sessions&workshops on topics related with the core subjects)

There are some tasks/missions expected from participants before/after the activity. These are;

Before Activity:
Making research about NGO’s efficiency level in their local/national levels. (Which fields are they working, how many are they, how effective are they etc.)

Good case practices of NGO’s (local/national level) successful NGO’s which selected by participants. Participants will create 15 minutes presentations about the topics above.

After Activity:
As a part of disseminating and exploitation of the results process, creating and presenting a presentation (in considered of the whole project) to minimum 25 young people per participant.

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Costs

 

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

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

Travel costs: will be refunded after the end of the course, when all the original tickets and receipts are presented.

Travel costs for each participant will be reimbursed according to travel distance band flat rate of Erasmus+ Programme, and until the limits established below. Possible extra costs should be covered by the participants themselves.

Turkeyl: 0€
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, FYROM, Poland, Romania, Slovakia        (100 – 1999Km): 275€
Latvia, Spain (>2000Km): 360€

Application

 

Organizer:

Eskisehir Development Association – NGO

Phone: +90 

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack NGO Fundamentals.pdf

Contact for questions:

Training Course: Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship

Dates: 21-27 January 2017

Venue: Cascais, Estoril, Portugal

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 30th September 2016

This 5 days Training Course will approach Entrepreneurship and Initiative from a very practical standpoint. There will be a strong focus on learning by doing, and the translation of ideas into actions.

Description

“Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship” it’s a training course in the framework of the project “Sustain your Life through Social Entrepreneurship”, an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in Youth field involving organizations from Italy, Portugal, Spain, Netherlands, Romania, and Lithuania.

This 5 days training course will approach Entrepreneurship and Initiative from a very practical standpoint. There will be a strong focus on learn by doing, especially since the actual topic is very linked with the actual doing, or the translation of ideas into actions.

With this training course participants will learn how:
– to develop interpersonal skills to interact with other people;
– how to detect (and bring out) their learners’ entrepreneurial skills;
– how to recognize and identify their entrepreneurial attitudes;
– how to turn ideas into action.

The project is designed in all its phases as an experience that can provide insights and learning opportunities to its participants. This project builds on both individual and group learning, always respecting participants needs.

To achieve our learning goals, the learning process will be carefully planned and framed within the principles of Non Formal Education, Experiential and Self-directed learning.

The venue will be at Hotel Estoril Eden. It’s a 4* hotel in front of the sea, with all the facilities needed to implement our training activities.

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Costs

 

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

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

Travel costs: will be refunded after the end of the course, when all the original tickets and receipts are presented.

Travel costs for each participant will be reimbursed according to travel distance band flat rate of Erasmus+ Programme, and until the limits established below. Possible extra costs should be covered by the participants themselves.

Portugal: 0€
Spain and Netherlands (100 – 1999Km): 275€
Italy, Romania and Lithuania (>2000Km): 360€

Application

 

Organizer:

Freguesia de Cascais e Estoril – NGO

Phone: 00351

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship.pdf

Contact for questions:

Training Course: Job Hunting DIY – communication and employability skills

Dates: 5-10 December 2016

Venue: Hollókő, Hungary

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries,Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

 Application deadline: 15th October 2016

Is it challenging to match your strengths with your interests? Is it challenging to name your skills why to choose you and communicate it meaningfully for your future employer?

Description

Job hunting DIY is a skill-based training that equips youth workers with communication tools and employability skills to increase the abilities of youth to get engaged with the labour market in a conscious way.

This course is for young people who play a key role in their communities: e.g. youth workers, educators, trainers, mentors, coaches, members and leaders of project teams, organisations, communities, who work with groups and teams of diverse backgrounds.

The Job hunting DIY training consists of 6 working days, the program generally consists of 7 to 9 hours of activities and practice per day, and it is adapted to the needs of the group. There are indoor and outdoor training sessions. Some of the exercises are accompanied by music, game and play. We will do these according to the principles of non-formal learning, like learning by doing and active experimenting.

What skills can you improve?
– listening
– observation
– body language and the use of physical space
– identifying and stepping over thoughts and emotions
– creating and maintaining the connection in communication
– practicing different communication styles
– forming your message and getting it through
– communication in a team
– improve your sense of self-initiative and creativity
– read job ads, write and tailor your CV & cover letter
– enhance networking
– act on a job interview & much more

As a result of this course you may become skilled to:
– communicate more effectively with individuals in groups, in a variety of situations
– recognise your own style of communication
– adapt to the communication styles different from yours
– create a flow in cooperation
– improve your performance as a team member or leader
– match your strengths with your interests
– understand the needs of the labour market
– conduct a proactive job research
– independently get engaged with the labour market
– be able to multiplicate the gained knowledge and skills

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Costs

 

This is not an Erasmus+ project.

There is a participation fee:

  •  320 € for people with paid jobs.
  • 290 € for students and people with no paid jobs.

The fee covers the following costs:
– accommodation in UNESCO World Heritage village Hollókő
– food according to your dietary needs
– high quality equipment
– training materials (notes, handouts etc.)
– experts

It does not cover the travel costs, visa and insurance. We provide invitation letter and assistance for obtaining visa.

Application

 

Organizer:

Egyesek Youth Association – NGO

Co-organizer:

Mladiinfo CR – NGO

Phone: +362

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Job Hunting poster.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gergő

E-Mail: jobhuntingdiy@gmail.com

Training Course: Entrepreneurship Lab

Dates: 11-18 December 2016

Venue: Yerevan, Armenia

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Armenia, Georgia, Romania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 16th October 2016

Explore essential business and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills. Have unforgettable intercultural experience with participants from various countries. Visit Armenia and live exciting moments.

Description

Unemployment has been identified as a big concern in Europe and beyond. Today’s world is marked by widespread focus on economic development, technological advancement and global integration. Yet, we still witness widespread unemployment, especially among young people who are left outside the prosperity loop and who find it more and more difficult to access ever-changing labor markets.

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This problem has been aggravated given the current context concerning young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Europe. The frustration and disempowerment of the disadvantaged youth in general and these young migrants and asylum seekers in particular can breed low self-esteem, low motivation, cynicism and radicalization.

The international training course “Entrepreneurship Lab” aims to train and equip youth workers and youth leaders working directly with young unemployed people and disadvantaged youth from refugees/asylum seekers and migrants with essential entrepreneurial and business tools, methods and skills to enable them to contribute to tackling of the problem of unemployment among youth through quality youth work that promotes self-employment and entrepreneurial culture.

Unforgettable intercultural experience!
The Training aims to provide an unforgettable and rich intercultural experience where people from different countries and culture bring their touch and insights creating a synergy of learning and new friendships.

Discover Armenia!
Participants will have opportunities to discover Yerevan and Armenia. Participants will be given self-structured free time to engage in activities of their choice. Optional excursions and trips will be organized making stay both as relaxing and fun as possible!

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Costs

 

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

Board and lodging for the duration of the TC will be covered.

Travel cost will be reimbursed to the maximum amount of:
Slovakia: 360 EUR
Romania: 275 EUR
Georgia: 180 EUR
Armenia: 0 EUR

Within this limits you can have 100% reimbursement of your travel. We can help you find the best flights.

Participation fee: 50 EUR

Application

 

Organizer:

Glen – NGO

Phone: +374

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Youth Exchange: Creative Entrepreneurship

Dates: 21-30 October 2016

Venue: Rijeka, Croatia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Romania, Portugal, Cyprus, Italy and Croatia

Application deadline: 4 October 2016

‘Creative Entrepreneurship’ is an international youth exchange that will take place on October 21-30, 2016 in Rijeka on the coast of Adriatic Sea, bringing together 30 participants from 5 European countries: Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Portugal and Romania.

Description

The aim of ‘Creative Entrepreneurship’ youth exchange is to encourage approach the problem of youth unemployment by launching start-ups and creating jobs for themselves through development of entrepreneurial competences.

The program is foreseen to be intensive, dynamic and fun.

‘Creative Entrepreneurship’ will help you to:

  • become aware of entrepreneurship and its opportunities for youth;
  • share knowledge and gain practical skills
  • needed for start-ups through peer learning;
  • get accountable for your life, choices and career;
  • make first steps in entrepreneurship using your creativity.

The program is designed to actively involve participants and give them space to learn from team leaders, experts and trainers. The program of ‘Creative Entrepreneurship’ includes the following elements:

  • project lifecycle and roles in the team;
  • creativity in brainstorming;
  • online tools for project promotion;
  • crowdfunding opportunities;
  • work on personal ideas;
  • inspiration from successful entrepreneurs;
  • the art of presentation;
  • feedback and support.

The program consists of workshops delivered by participants and team leaders, cool and innovative tools ‘Life Potential’ team is going to introduce to you, invited entrepreneurs who will share their stories of success and give feedback to your own ideas.

We’ll also have an ‘ideas fair’ where everyone’s ideas will be heard, and get to know each other more during intercultural evening and free time.

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Costs

 

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

Board and lodging for the duration of the TC will be covered.

Limits for travel costs reimbursements are indicated into the INFOPACK document
Please make sure you have return tickets for all stages of your travel (return plane tickets, return bus tickets, etc.).

Reimbursement will be given only on the basis of an existing ticket. No advance reimbursement for future tickets will be given.

Application

 

Organizer:

Life Potential – NGO

Phone: +385 95 8570 463

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Yuliia

E-Mail: becreative@lifepotential.org

Training Course: Bringing Europe Together – Culture and Language Learning

Dates: 20-29 November 2016

Venue: Slettestrand, Denmark

Eligible are 27 youth workers coming from: Denmark, Moldova

Application deadline: 6th October 2016

ATTENTION: Additional call for participants!

Together with our partner, FORA Hvidovre, we are looking we are looking for participants from Denmark, and Moldova to take part in the training course for youth workers ‘Culture and Language Learning’

Description

The activity ‘Training of Trainers in Culture and Language Learning’ is a 8-working day ToT in Slettestrand, Denmark, gathering 27 youth leaders from Denmark, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Lithuania and Armenia.

The training will take place on the 20th – 29th November, 2016, the 20th being arrival day and the 29th being departure day.

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

Through non-formal methods, the ToT aims to provide the participants with tools to prepare young people for EVS or to prepare young people who have recently arrived in their local area to work, study or volunteer.

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.

Participants profile
– Youth workers who work/volunteer with vulnerable young people and children in community activities – through NGOs, not for profit organizations and associations, schools, self helps groups, national, regional and local bodies, private sectors.
– No age limits.
– Able to communicate in English.
– Willing to act as multiplier in their local communities upon their return home.

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Costs

 

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

Board and lodging for the duration of the TC will be covered.

The EU contribution for the travel expenses per participant is as follows:
Denmark* 180€
Moldova, 275€

*Only for distances between 100-499 km, calculated with the distance calculator of the European Commission.

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.

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: Towards a Nonviolent World – ToNoWo II

Dates: 18-27 November 2016

Venue: London, United Kingdom

Eligible are 30 youth workers coming from: Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 2nd October 2016

ToNoWo II is a TC open to professionals who can count on a basic knowledge on Nonviolence and/or Peacebuilding. Participants will be able to acquire knowledge and skills to be integrated in their work with youth.

Description

Why ToNoWo?
Conflicts are part of our everyday life and could actually represent an opportunity for understanding one’s limits and potential, leading to growth. On the other hand, if not duly recognised and taken in consideration, violence can degenerate, draining our energies and leading to fights, and even radicalisation.

The training team therefore recognises the need to create learning opportunities to facilitate the process of dealing with and solve conflicts nonviolently, both on a micro and macro level.

On the micro level we believe it is essential to support people to understand one’s internal conflicts (emotions, ethics, ways to cope with violence), to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses, and to find the best practices to manage interpersonal situations.

On the macro level we witness everyday how fear and ignorance permeate our societies as people become more individualist building walls among cultures, neighbourhoods, even families. This polarisation brings masses to magnify stereotypes, giving rise to intercultural hatred.

We want to counter such radicalisation processes, helping participants to deconstruct prejudices and promote values of tolerance and inclusion. We will moreover offer them the space to consider the real contribution they could bring as agents of change Toward a Nonviolent World.

Partners of this call are Hungary, Slovakia, Kosovo*, France, Greece, Italy, UK, The Netherlands, Turkey, but we are currently looking for participants only from Turkey, UK, The Netherlands.

Due to the various activities we will offer during the Training Course, participants will acquire:

– A better understanding of their own reactions to violence as a first step to define attitudes that will promote peace within one’s self and in the interactions with others.
– The ability to broaden their perspective taking in consideration their fellow participants’ points of view, as an exercise for their working practice with youth. They will learn the importance to value each opinion and to respect it in the process of pursuing a common goal.
– The capacity to analyse conflicts and define strategies to prevent or manage them: we will investigate the reasons for conflicts (lack of communication, stereotypes, assumptions, etc.) and then define the role that each of us can play toward a peaceful management of the situation, and reconciliation.
– Skills and practice on nonviolent communication together with a deeper awareness of interculturality as the necessary attitude in modern societies.
– The competence to study society and identify the violence nestled within it as a first step to define the attitudes and concrete actions to promote positive peace (e.g. campaigns).
– The ability to reflect on one’s learning process, to realise their strengths and weaknesses, and to define the steps for further development.
– New skills on non-formal learning methods to be included in their working practices.

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Costs

 

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

Board and lodging for the duration of the TC will be covered. Travel expenses are covered to a maximum defined by the Erasmus + financial rules:

– 180 euros for The Netherlands and UK

– 275 euros for Slovakia, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Kosovo, France

– 360 euros for Greece, Turkey, and Bulgaria

A budget has also been foreseen for VISA costs for Turkey and Kosovo*.

Participation fee: 30 to 80 euros according to participants’ self assessed possibilities and on how much they consider a fair fee for a 9 days Training Course.

Application

 

Organizer:

SVAG – Stichting voor Aktieve Geweldloosheid – NGO

Phone: +44(0)77

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Annamaria

E-Mail: papini.annamaria@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)