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Study Visit: We Are All In (Study Visit and Partnership-building Activity)

Dates: 23-27 February 2020

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are max. 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia

Application deadline: 9th January 2020

The activity is a possibility for you to come to discover several volunteering projects that contribute to inclusion and at the same time to make contact with organisations that are interested in developing volunteering projects that focus on inclusion.

General Description

We are all living in this big world filled with contradictions. It is occupied with joy and richness but also with injustice and sadness. The world is not the same for all and there are invisible people with incredible wisdom in it. If you see the world in this way and you are willing to do your part in discovering hidden treasures you should apply for the ‘We Are All In’.

Please do not skip this opportunity because of insecurities or fear that inclusion and European projects are too complicated. Come, explore, learn and test yourself and we will be there to support you all the way.

Inclusion within volunteering activity means that a young person can come to organisation that works with and for young people with fewer opportunities or/and it means that a young person with fewer opportunities goes for volunteering in some organisation that seams interesting to them.

This Event is for you if you are a Representative of an Organisation

  • that has experience in volunteering project(s) within Erasmus+ and/or European Solidarity Corps (you have Quality Label) programmes and you are willing to explore how your volunteering project can support inclusion;
  • that has experience in working on inclusion and you are willing to explore how you can start using volunteering as a tool for your inclusion work;
  • that do not have any experience in inclusion or volunteering activities but has Quality Label and you are willing to develop volunteering activities that contribute to inclusion;
  • that wants to find possible partners for future projects.
  • By representative of organisation we mean that you are a coordinator/manager of volunteering or and inclusion projects, youth worker, youth leader or a principal/director of an organisation.

Objectives:

  1. Inspire participants to tackle inclusion issues in your local communities;
  2. Empower participants to use European Solidarity Corps as a tool for inclusion;
  3. Exchange ideas on different approaches and practices about inclusion within European Solidarity Corps volunteering activities;
  4. create space to Connect with other organisations

Expected Outputs and Outcomes

Participants will…

  • be able to develop concept of volunteering activity
  • amplify the quality of inclusion volunteering activities
  • exchange practices and approaches
  • understand better European solidarity core as a tool for inclusion
  • made new contacts for further developments of future activities

How are we going to work

We will use non-formal methods and participants are expected to actively participate in all segments of the programme. We will have field visits and some other surprises too.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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:

Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency of European Solidarity Corps

Co-organiser:

  • DZS – Czech National Agency for International Education – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack We are all in.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Ifjúság

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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Training Course One 2 One: Supporting learning face-to-face

Dates: 23-29 March 2020

Venue: Hattingen, Germany

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 19th January 2020

The main aim of this training course is to empower and equip youth workers with the competences needed to work in a One 2 One relationship with young people in order to support their learning and development processes.

General Description

Have you ever felt confused about your role with the young people you work with? Do they see you as a coach? Mentor? Tutor? Can you work with groups, but find it difficult to work with individuals? Have you never had a tetralemma? Yes?

Then this course is for you!

Context and background of this training course:

In several areas of the European youth programmes, youth workers and trainers are increasingly required to be able not only to work with groups of young people but, also, to accompany individuals through the various learning, professional and personal development processes on offer.

Although one-to-one dialogue may seem like an obvious and natural form of communication, for youth work practitioners it has also become a professional requirement. Therefore many youth workers feel they need training in order to appropriately support young people through their individual development and learning processes.

We are very happy to invite you to apply for the 5th edition of this successful course, which will be held in Hattingen, Germany.

What does “One 2 One” Stand for?

“One 2 One” is a little play on words. One 2 one means face to face i.e. the individual relationship, which we are focusing on during the training course.

The aims and objectives of this training course:

The main aim of this course is to empower and equip youth workers with the competences needed to work in a One 2 One relationship with young people in order to support their learning and development processes.

Within this, we seek:

  • To explore what “supporting learning” means in one-to-one relationships;
  • To practice different one-2-one learning support methods and approaches;
  • To develop the skill of initiating & supporting self-reflection about learning;
  • To reflect on how supporting learning individually and in groups complement and influence
  • each other;
  • To exchange about various types of contexts (from local youth work to international mobilities) and approaches such as mentoring, coaching and tutoring.

The course will be based on and supported by the following publications:

  • One 2 One – Supporting Learning Face to Face
  • The Competence Model for Youth workers to work internationally

Within the training course you will also learn more about how to implement the Youthpass process.

Target group and profile of participants:

Professionals and volunteers – youth workers and/or youth leaders, youth trainers, mentors, educators etc.:

  • who have minimum one year of experience in working with young people (be it in local youth work or international mobility context);
  • motivated to develop the competences needed to work in One 2 One relationships;
    minimum 18 years old;
  • able to actively participate in English.

The learning process and the programme of the training course:

In order to provide the possibility for participants to experience being supported individually in their own learning process, the training course is extended by One 2 One talks with the trainers both before and after the course. Each participant will be accompanied by the same trainer throughout.

  • Before the training course: Participant and trainer One 2 One talk by Skype
  • During the training course: Participant and trainer One 2 One talk
  • After the training course: Participant and trainer One 2 One talk by Skype

What you can expect:

The preliminary programme of the course is presented in the attached brochure and will be adjusted according to participants’ expressed needs and expectations during the One 2 One talks by Skype.

Trainers:

Monika Kezaite is a trainer from Lithuania. She has been involved in youthwork since 2000, mostly in the field of volunteering.

Hazel Low – Scottish, living in France, is a freelance trainer. From a youth work background, she has specialised in issues of inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities, volunteering, participation and empowerment.

Mark E. Taylor is a relatively nice dinosaur who freelances and plays ukulele from his current base in Strasbourg, France. He has been involved in the development of Youthpass since the beginning.

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 Resource Centre – SALTO Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

  • German National Agency (JUGEND für Europa) – National Agency

Phone: +49 (0)228 9506 248

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Supporting Learning.pdf

Contact for questions:

H. Eda Bakir

E-Mail: eda@salto-youth.net

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: Process of changes

Dates: 30 January – 8 February 2020

Venue: Poland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 22nd December 2019

The main aim is to develop the competences of 24 youth workers from 8 countries to support and equip them with the tools needed to managing working with teams on long term projects and support them during all stages of the group process as a whole cycle.

General Description

Our project is dedicated to youth workers and especially we would like to take care of coordinators of volunteering projects that are working with the teams of volunteers in the long term perspective, and equip them with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them correctly diagnose at what point in the process the group is and what steps to take to lead the group through this phase of the “disorder” as painlessly and effectively as possible.

Our training is primarily addressed to coordinators under the European Solidarity Corps, but also to local volunteer coordinators, as similar problems also arise in local cooperation.

The main aim of this training course is to develop the competences of 24 youth workers from 8 countries to support and equip them with the tools needed to managing working with teams on long term projects and support them during all stages of the group process as a whole cycle.

The Training Objectives:
1. to increase knowledge about group process and techniques that can be used in each stage
2. to develop skills to support their teams during the group process
3. to increase awareness on the importance of the group process by showing the Influence on the daily teamwork.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

This project is possible thanks to financial support from the Erasmus+: Youth Programme. Costs of accommodation, food, and activities during the training course will be covered from the project budget.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses will be reimbursed at flat rates depending on travel distance:

  • Poland: up to 20 euros/person;
  • Slovak Republic: up to 180 euros/person;
  • North Macedonia, Romania, Italy, Greece, Malta: up to 275 euros/person;
  • Spain up to 360 euros/person;

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

FERSO Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +48 516 089 392

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Process of Change.pdf

Contact for questions:

Urszula Malińska

E-Mail: u.malinska@gmail.com

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Training Course: Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations – Focus on Volunteering – Vienna

Dates: 9-13 March 2020

Venue: Europahaus, Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st January 2020

Did you know you can organise international volunteering projects for your young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what the European Solidarity Corps can do for you and the young people you work with.

General Description

Get a Taste of Youth Volunteering Projects

In only 3 working days, we show you the possibilities the European Solidarity Corps has to offer young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

A volunteering project might just be the life-changing opportunity for the disadvantaged young people you are working with: e.g. those from minority backgrounds, with special needs or a disability, with socio-economic difficulties, discriminated groups, in difficult situations, with limited opportunities…

This Mobility Taster course gives you concrete examples of what is possible, brings you in contact with other inclusion youth organisations, shows you what funding is available specifically for youth inclusion projects and walks you step-by-step through the process in case you would like to give it a try.

Who is the Course for?

* This course is for Newcomers to the European Solidarity Corps who are directly working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. youth worker, social worker, refugee workers,…).

  • If you Never organised an international volunteering project with your target group before and would like to know what is possible, then this course is for you!
  • If you Already Have organised volunteering projects for young people, please check the European Training Calendar for a more appropriate youth work training because this Mobility Taster is for Newcomers 🙂
  • This course is not for school-related activities such as school exchanges or projects for pupils (please contact the Lifelong Learning colleagues of Erasmus+ for this). This course welcomes applicants with special needs (contact SALTO Inclusion representative tony@ salto-youth.net to ask about support possibilities).

How to Apply

Before applying check briefly with the Solidarity Corps National Agency in your country if they can send you to the Mobility Taster course in Austria from 9-13 March 2020 (and reimburse your travel).

If so, register online: click the Download Application link at the bottom of this page
Selected participants will get travel, food & lodging in Twin rooms paid. You might be asked for a small contribution towards the costs (ask your NA).
If you have a disability, we gladly send you some pictures of the venue to check if the places if accessible for you.
Register for the SALTO Inclusion newsletter or follow the SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Facebook page to be informed of future Mobility Tasters. Or keep an eye on the European Training Calendar.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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 Inclusion – SALTO Resource Centre

Co-organisers:

  • Interkulturelles Zentrum – Austrian NA Erasmus+ Youth & European Solidarity Corps
  • Solidarity Corps Resource Centre – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tony Geudens

E-Mail: tony@salto-youth.net

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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E-learning Ready, Set, Make the change: European Solidarity Corps Online Course – Phase II

Dates: 7 January – 7 February 2020

Venue: United Kingdom

Eligible are 1000 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 23rd December 2019

A free online course which allows people interested in the European Solidarity Corps to learn about the programme opportunities in a flexible way. A perfect opportunity for learning in between work or travels, enroll now (no application required)! Ready, Set, Make the change!

General Description

Open Online Course launch for European Solidarity Course

We are super excited to announce that we will be soon launching the second phase of the Open Online Course for the European Solidarity Corps!

So far we have over 550 participants from across Europe enrolled to take part in learning more about the European Solidarity Corps.

More than just an online tutorial, the European Solidarity Corps Open Online Course allowed learners to interact through discussion forums where questions and good practice ideas can be shared.

Following the completion of each course unit, there are activities for learners to complete in order to test knowledge of the topics covered. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded a Youthpass certificate.

The second phase of the course will feature 2 units:

  • Volunteering
  • Solidarity Projects

The course is now open for enrollment here on the SALTO HOP Online Platform!

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

N/A

Participation fee

No cost – simply enroll on the course link here and start your journey of learning with us today!

Important: Please disregard the application procedure, the SALTO-Youth website does not allow for a training offer to be submitted without this in place.

Travel reimbursement

N/A

Application

 

Organiser:

UK National Agency – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Annum

E-Mail: erasmusplustca@ecorys.com

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Seminar Overwork the process: A seminar for an experienced trainer

Dates: 12 January 2020

Venue: Wrocław, Poland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th December 2019

In the training work we experience a situations when the group process leads us into unknown regions. We invite you to meet and discuss possible strategy to take care for a group and also for you in a difficult group process.

General Description

The goal of the seminar is to share methods, techniques, and tools which can be used to help rebuild groups that experienced a crisis.

We would like to discuss the following topics: case studies on various group dynamics, cognitive models of dealing with crisis, a role of a trainer in a group process, various approaches to dealing with crisis and trauma in a group, how to create a clear algorithm, tools for young trainers and instructors, helping them to feel safe when leading a group process. We are going to work in an experimental education framework.

We have also planned some city-exploring activities in the multicultural Wrocław.

Participant profile:

  • Experienced trainers, more than 2-3 years of experience. Preferably having finished a train-the-trainers training / have a fundamental knowledge in training designing.
  • It is a technical reference within the organization or team. His knowledge allows him to work or collaborate on more challenging projects.
  • It helps to define processes, methodologies and standards that will take place in the development of projects.
  • It is good to communicate and listening.
  • It can participate in high-level decisions and collaborate if necessary in more operational activities.
  • Communicative level of English language is mandatory.

Case study

  • Have at least one (two) case or challenging situation, when there is a serious crash or hard moment in a group process.
  • Reflect, write, eventually record, and send a case study before the seminar start.
  • Desire to improve coaching and group facilitation techniques.
  • Open to discuss in supervision, yours and others case study.

Practical issues

  • Open to discuss, analyze, and develop some methods, scenarios, algorithm.
  • Open to try plenty of methods, from different backgrounds, that could be applied.
  • Desire to create a space of cordiality, collaboration and be supervised from a professional and youth workers feedback.

Networking

  • Participate in formal and non-formal networking activities.
  • Start to develop strong connections and exchange.
  • Open to diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue.
  • Promoting European values, such as tolerance and respect.
  • Able to establish intercultural relationships with other participants.

Responsibilities

  • To lead or collaborate in one or more specific part of the program, such on-line meetings, promoting and dissemination, Dropbox, Whatsapp, YouTube, drawings and algorithms, Facebook, etc.
  • To give evaluation and feedback.
  • To share in your organization the outcomes from the seminar.
  • We can invite participants from Poland, Latvia, Sweden, The Netherlands and Italy.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

All the cost is covered from Erasmus+ program.

Travel reimbursement

  • Poland: 180 €
  • Latvia, Italy, Sweden, Romania, Netherlands: 275  €

Participation fee

The participation to the seminar foresees:

  • a non refundable PARTICIPATION FEE of 20€,
  • a VOLUNTARY FEE to be paid in cash (in Polish Zlotys) during project on a sliding scale from 20 PLN (5€) up to choice and possibilities of participant.

Participants will be free to choose their contribution according to their own personal financial possibilities and the value they see in this program. This fee will help in dissemination of the project.

Application

 

Organiser:

Manufacture of Science and Adventure – Youth NGO

Phone: +48725526426

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Overwork the process.pdf

Contact for questions:

Justyna Schimanda

E-Mail: justyna.schimanda@naukaprzygoda.edu.pl

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Conference Come as you are: Work meeting for street Youth workers

Dates: 3-6 March 2020

Venue: Finland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 12th January 2020

Street based Detached Youth Work, Outreach Youth Work, Street Youth Work, Mobile Youth Work – Just name it! Come as You Are meeting aims to get together those who work with young people in NEET situation to share their practices and learn from each other.

General Description

The main aim of Come as You Are meeting is to give space for Youth Workers to explore a phenomenon behind their work. This 2 working days meeting focuses on issues like

– the principles and values behind the work

– the ways and means of the work

– the realities street outreach youth workers face

– the main issues where young people age between 16-29 need most support

– the services young people age between 16-29 need most in different countries

Participants

• Youth workers working with young people in NEET situation as street workers, outreached youth workers etc..

• heads and developers of street workers, outreached youth workers etc.

• heads and developers of municipal youth work

The activity is linked with Europe Goes Local.

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:

Finnish National Agency for Education – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Finnish National Workshop Association – Youth NGO

Phone: +358295338568

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Jutta Kivimäki

E-Mail: jutta.kivimaki@oph.fi

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.