Training Course: Project PRO

Dates: 17-22 August 2017

Venue: Kaunas, Lithuania

Eligible are 30 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, FYROM, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th June 2017

Project PRO is a training course for project managers, youth workers or facilitators which aims to increase project management competences and help us to prepare and implement successful youth or wider spectrum projects.

General Description

Nowadays project management is gaining more and more importance both in non-governmental sector and in business field. It is a powerful tool which helps organisations and businesses to develop and opens opportunities for continuous improvement.

There are many youth workers and educators who have plenty of practical experience while implementing projects, however, additional input of theoretical and practical knowledge could have a huge contribution to becoming more professional and successful project managers in youth‘s or wider field.

Project‘s aim:
To improve project management competences and to become able to plan and implement not only youth projects but wider spectrum of projects.

Project‘s objectives:
– To learn about importance of the team and how to develop a successful project team
– To learn about project process steps and what should be done in each of them
– To get to known to various project opportunities and how to find them
– To identify which project manager competences are the most important
– To analyse most common mistakes in project management
– To learn about stakeholder management
– To learn about risk management
– To learn about quality management
– To learn how to evaluate soft results / project outcomes
– To identify why reflection and monitoring processes are so important
– To practically apply gained knowledge by establishing our own project plan

Methodologies:
This training is based on mixture of formal and non-formal education. In addition to theoretical input, it will be accompanied by learning by doing and other non-formal learning techniques such as working in groups, sharing experiences, simulations, reflections and etc.

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Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The project is not supported under any programme and receives no extra funding.

There is a participation fee of 350 euro.

Early bird fee – 300 euro (for whose who registered before 15th of May).

The fee covers:

• Accommodation in 3* either 4* hotel
• Food (3 meals per day + coffee breaks)
• Programme materials
• Training and facilitating

The fee does not cover:
• Travel costs. Participants take care of their own travel expenses.

Application

 

Organizer:

Unique Projects – NGO

Phone: +370 616 88177

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Project Pro.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gabrielė

E-Mail: exchange@uniqueprojects.eu

Training Course: Training and Trainers in the field of youth – Changes and Challenges

Dates: 9-13 October 2017

Venue: Prague region, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from:  Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 18th June 2017

“Training and Trainers in the field of youth – Changes and Challenges” supports trainers active at local and/or national level in the field of youth.

General Description

“Training and Trainers in the field of youth – Changes and Challenges” is a 4,5 day training course for the support and development of trainers active at national level. It is designed to promote critical thinking and ability to deal with changes and challenges in the areas of their work linked to civic and political aspects of their work.

The training course for trainers is organised as part of the long term cooperation project “Trainer Competences Development”  which aims at supporting quality development of (international) training courses for youth workers by supporting competence development of trainers.

Herewith the project supports the implementation of the European Training Strategy (ETS) in the field of Youth, in particular by applying the ETS Competence Model for Trainers to work internationally.

The training course will focus on the new competence area currently titled “Integrating a political dimension into the trainers’ work”. Although the new competence area is still under continued development, the participants of the training course will have the unique chance to apply the new competence area of the ETS competence model for trainers in practise.

Aim of the training:
To support trainers active at the national level in their development in relation to the civic and political competence.

Objectives of the training:
– To explore changes and challenges in youth work at local, national and European level. To analyse existing youth work challenges and what this means for youth workers and youth work trainers in their daily practise
– To develop trainer skills and knowledge for dealing with challenges in the field of civic and political issues/ topic

– To reflect on and explore the limits of the trainer role in the field of civic and political issues
– To reflect on their own civic and political competences and share possibilities of personal and professional development

Key program elements

The “Training and Trainers in the field of youth – Changes and Challenges” training course intends to enable participants to take further steps in their professional practice. There will be space for the exploration and sharing of the participants’ experiences and challenges related to civic and political issues in their work as trainers of youth workers and youth leaders. Participants will have an opportunity to take part in parallel workshops which will offer an opportunity to dive deeper into some “hot topics” and challenges identified in the participants´ realities. They will be able to analyse them both from a youth worker perspective as well as from their own trainer perspective.

The course will offer examples of practical tools and methods, as well as provide space for participants to share their activities and best practices. This will support trainers in better understanding the context of their work and in the facilitation of the challenges they face.

The team of trainers are Bára Rodi and Nik Paddison.

Participant profile:

Trainers working in the youth work field at local or national level (European experience is not required), who wish to relate their training work to the bigger picture of European Youth Work. Potential applicants should be experienced trainers and they should be able to listen and speak appropriate English to follow complex discussions and reflections during the training course. In the context of this training course ‘experienced’ means that the trainer-learner has the capacity to direct his / her own learning and in particular the ability to self-assess his / her own competences.

Participants are expected to take part in the preparation phase, all the duration of the training course and to contribute to the evaluation of the training. The standard accommodation for participants will be double rooms.

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Costs

 

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO SEE RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

If you come from a Western Balkan country, please contact the SALTO SEE RC for further information about the financial details.

Application

 

Organizer:

Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agency Czech Republic

Co-organizer:

Trainer Competence Development project

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tereza

E-Mail: tereza.keslova@dzs.cz

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.

Study Visit: Social Entrepreneurship – Towards Collaborative Practice 2017

Dates: 26-30 June 2017

Venue: Bristol, United Kingdom

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 7th May 2017

Calling all social innovators and social entrepreneurs! Bristol is the UK’s first social enterprise city- this study visit of its exciting social enterprises will equip and inspire your budding social entrepreneurial competences and Erasmus+ projects.

General Description

Following on from the first two editions of the ‘Towards Collaborative Practice: Forum on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ held in Malmö, Sweden (2015) and Lecce, Italy (2016), this project is intended to enable, equip and inspire young people and professionals of different nationalities to discover what it is to embark on social entrepreneurship by visiting several UK social enterprises.

This five-day study visit will explore how social enterprises can become established as champions of innovation and growth for society. It will also see a sharing of best practices between social entrepreneurs, business professionals and young people who have made social enterprises a sustainable reality. It will do so through a mixture of field visits, workshops and non-formal learning.

This project will highlight social enterprises as businesses that are changing the world for the better – in our communities and on our high streets – from coffee shops and cinemas, to pubs and leisure centres, banks and bus companies.

Aims/objectives
– To look at different ways that UK social enterprises and social innovators have achieved innovation and growth whilst ensuring sustainability
– To explore your social enterprise or Erasmus+ project ideas
– To share experiences, tools, methods and challenges with peers across Europe
– To give you the tools and information on how Erasmus+ funding can support social innovation and entrepreneurship projects

For the reference of applicants, this project understands Social enterprises in the following way:

Social enterprises trade to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. They make their money from selling goods and services in the open market, but they reinvest their profits back into the business or the local community. And so, when they profit, society profits.

This study visit is recommended for:
Young People and professionals who either
1) have opened or plan to open (within the next year) their own social enterprise;
2) Currently or plan to (within the next year) work at a social enterprise; and / or
3) Currently or plan to (within the next year) conduct activities on social entrepreneurship.

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Costs

 

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.

For sending NAs this activity is financed by TCA 2016 budget

Application

 

Organizer:

UK National Agency for Erasmus+ (Ecorys UK) – National Agency

Co-organizer:

Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani – National Agency

Phone: +44 (0) 1594 822330

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alexander Scott

E-Mail: alex@ashacentre.org

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.

Training Course: SMS 2 “Show My Skills”

Dates: 24-30 November 2017

Venue: Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EUOther countries in the world

Application deadline: 10th September 2017

Training course in the sunny Egyptian Oasis on leadership and event-management skills communicate through non-formal learning, intercultural and experiential learning and designed for highly motivated young people active in youth organizations.

Description

As Abraham Lincoln once said “The best way to predict your future is to create it”.
Our future is in the hands of the youth, that are in this moment preparing themselves to be the architects of the world.

There are many programs and projects that help youngsters develop their skills, and broaden their horizons and sometimes the focus become more on the quantity rather than quality. The journey from a small idea to the final implementation of youth activities is not easy and it requires knowledge and skills in both the project management and its leadership.

This year Show My Skills 2 will bring us together in a 7-day Training course, taking place where a spectacular natural exists. The knowledge gained during those 7 days of training will be crucial for the development of the participants. In the environment of the common understanding we will provide participants with new tools and skills that will result in developing new projects and activities for youth in the future.

Moreover this training will be an opportunity for the participants to share experiences among themselves that will further increase the quality of the created projects. By inviting to this project mostly NGO workers we tend to strengthen cooperation between different stakeholders and to make space for building long-lasting partnerships.

We will also encourage our participants toward creating a wide international network that will widen the international cooperation.

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

OBJECTIVES

• To develop participants understanding of the key principles of leadership and how to apply them.
• To promote entrepreneurial initiatives for youth, with youth workers.
• To strengthen participants communication skills including public speaking, presentation
skills, intercultural and cross-cultural communication.
• To improve participant’s skills in project management related to international youth and
volunteering activities.
• To provide participants with tools and skills how to design and implement international
activities for youth.
• To share best practices and contribute to improving quality and quantity of youth activities
• To foster international cooperation among youth from various countries.
• To empower participants to act as multipliers of the gain competencies in their local communities.

METHODOLOGY

”Show my skills” will communicate by using the method of non-formal education such as simulations, outdoors activities, role playing, brainstorming, plenary discussions, etc. participants will gain new knowledge and they will understand what are the main features of a great leader.

TARGET GROUP

The Training course is directed towards youth workers, youth leaders, young entrepreneurs, and young people active in youth organizations, volunteers, project managers that want to broaden their horizons in order to create and lead youth international activities.

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Costs

 

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

Participation fees:

Regular fees :295 Euro

The fees are covering:

-Courses, material .
– Accommodation for four nights in Siwa Dream Lodge Hotel.
– Transportation from Cairo or Alexandria International Airports.

-Transportation by bus from Alexandria, duration: 8 hours to Siwa.
-Full Board – meals and tea breaks.
-Tourist destinations, trip to the desert.
-Social Activities.

* Participants have to cover their own travel costs.
* In case you need a visa to Egypt – we will provide you the invitation letter.

Note :The Training course is 7 days include travel days In-case some participants want to arrive earlier or leave later , let us know, so we could help arrange your stay/direct you.

Application

 

Organizer:

MI HI for Training and Development – NGO

MI-HI (Make It Happen Infinity) is a social enterprise and youth organization that is designed
to empower youth and take them out of their comfort zone to explore new possibilities of personal development.

Phone: +201009197710

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Show My Skills 2.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ateneul RomanTraining Course: Let’s Animate – Redesign Youth Work Through Animation!

Dates: 9-18 June 2017

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th April 2017

Explore animation from the perspective of digital marketing and use it as an alternative to traditional videos for the promotion of NGO’s. Learn the fundamentals of the animation process with methods that can be replicated when working with young people.

General Description

The training course “ Let’s Animate – Redesign Youth Work Through Animation! ” is hosted by Asociatia Babilon Travel, in Bucharest, Romania, in June 2017.

This training course will bring together 24 participants (aged 18+) from across Europe and has been designed for young people and people who work with young people. This could include youth workers, youth leaders, educators, trainers and NGO volunteers who would like to expand their knowledge in the field of animation and to boost their digital skills.

Participants need to have a good command of the English language and be ready to engage in interactive educational activities. Also, they need to be EU citizens or resident in one of the 6 project countries (Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the UK).
Sadly, we cannot accept participants who are currently involved in EVS programmes or are currently Erasmus students.

The official objectives of the training course are to:

● Improve participants’ knowledge of creating a story, identifying and answering society’s needs, working in teams, communicating efficiently, planning and timing through animation.
● Develop the participants’ digital competences, improve and practice their skills in animation, filming, editing, sound editing and publishing by interacting with the local community.
● Participants will become more confident in their abilities to use animation in working with young people and in creating animations for promoting their NGOs.

The main aim of “Let’s Animate – Redesign Youth Work Through Animation!” is to develop the animation competences of 24 youth workers. The training sessions explore animation from the perspective of digital marketing and using it as an alternative to traditional videos for the promotion of their NGO’s, schools and charities. The attendees will also have the opportunity to share their skills and experiences with each other.

The training course will teach our participants the fundamentals of the animation process and how to create simple animations that can be replicated back home when working with young people.

Participants will also learn how to use animation as a powerful tool of digital communication by producing exciting info-graphics and short animated videos that require minimal experience and equipment.

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Costs

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

The costs related to food and accommodation will be completely covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel costs are refundable for participants who attend all the sessions, commit themselves fully to the activities and provide all ORIGINAL tickets, boarding passes and emails relating to their travel. The maximum reimbursement per participant from each country is up to as follows:

Lithuania: 275 Euros
Poland: 275 Euros
Portugal: 360 Euros
Romania: 180 Euros
Spain: 360 Euros
United Kingdom: 360 Euros

Application

Organizer:

Asociatia Babilon Travel – NGO

Phone: 004074570361

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Let’s Animate.pdf

Contact for questions:

The Let’s Animate Team

Website: http://english.babilontravel.ro/

E-Mail: lets.animate@babilontravel.net

Tbilisi from the river's bankTraining of Trainers: Turn Hate Off

Dates: 14-20 May 2017

Venue: Misakstieli, Georgia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

Application deadline: 24th April 2017

The main purpose of TURN HATE OFF training course is to expand No Hate Speech movement and train No Hate Speech activists in the area of Caucasus. Project is funded by European Youth Foundation (Council of Europe).

General Description

What do we want to achieve?

• To educate youth workers, youth leaders, trainers and human rights activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia about values and ideas standing behind No Hate Speech Movement;
• To empower participants to spread No Hate Speech Movement in their own communities, schools and local media;

• To train and share the best practices of useful tools, how effectively combat and defuse hate speech;
• To introduce and train participants in using the “Bookmarks – a manual for combating hate speech online and through human right education;
• To support participants in developing their own No Hate Speech projects;
• To assure a long term, sustainable increase in quality of partner organisations’ work with combating hate speech and human rights issues in the region

Turn Hate Off Training of Trainers will be held by experienced No Hate Speech trainers, using non-formal, learning-by-doing educational methods. The applicant organisation – Youth Association DRONI, is focused on human rights education, gender issues and peacebuilding activites.

Who are we looking for?

Our participants are youth trainers, Human Rights activists, youth workers and youth leaders, who are actively involved in their local youth organizations in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. We are looking for people who are facing the hate speech phenomenon in their communities and are in need of necessary tools to deal with it.

Our participants shall already have some experience in human rights education and basic knowledge about hate speech phenomenon.

Participants of Turn Hate Off are also willing to be involved in spreading No Hate Speech movement (especially in frame of follow-up activities) and they are likewise motivated to gain knowledge and develop necessary competences to do it.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Council of Europe.

Travel costs: will be reimbursed 80%.

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation

A participation fee of 20 EUR is required. It will be deducted from the travel reimbursement.

Maximum amount that will be reimbursed: 35 EUR for Armenian participants, 50 EUR for Azerbaijani participants.

Application

Organizer:

Youth Association DRONI – NGO

Phone: +995 597026891

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Turn Hate Off.pdf

Contact for questions:

Jakub Belina-Brzozowski

E-Mail: jakubbelinabrzozowski@gmail.com

Study Visit “Celebrate Diversity, Practice Acceptance”

Dates: 21-28 June 2017

Venue: Yerevan, Armenia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, France, Georgia, Luxembourg, Norway, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 20th April 2017

The purpose of the visits is to get a better understanding of the situation of minority inclusion process and ICL as well as Human Rights and to learn about the support structures for young people provided by CSOs and state authorities.

General Description

All main content elements and used method within the programme are to learn more about inter-cultural learning and to promote inclusion of the minorities in Europe, to make the participants familiar with the situation in Caucasus and in order to multiply effective policies around after the study visit by passing on aspects of the study visit contents to NGO and local community of the partners.

The relevant information, skills and competencies will be introduced through methods of non-formal education, such as experiential learning and learning from each other. Practical exercises, working groups and work in project groups will be combined with reflection and transfer of study visit contents to real life practice. Intercultural learning formed an integral part of the study visit. Following this, the methods of the study visit are workshops, classical presentations mixed up with the Delphi method, simulation games, intercultural evening and different daily excursions.

The programme is largely structured in three main, so called “phases”:

The first phase is aimed to set the background for the study visit, create a feeling for the group and the participants’ different realities and experiences and introduce the socio-political context of the study visit. It will include the introductions (to the study visit at all, programme, team and participants and the participants’ expectations), an exercise to start building the group and a short exhibition of the participants’ organisations, countries and minority communities. In order to frame the study visit the working sessions dealing with the participants’ understanding of and experiences with Human Rights and ICL and in their countries/communities. Practical exercises will be introduced allowing participants to build on their previous experiences, to clarify different questions about Human Rights and to prepare the first excursions.

The second phase focuses on the meetings with young people, youth organisations and initiatives, persons in charge from politics and administration and other representatives of the public. The purpose of the visits is to get a better understanding of the situation of minority inclusion process and ICL as well as Human Rights and to learn about the support structures for young people provided by CSOs and state authorities. Beside of this there will be discussions about the challenges, prospects and cooperation potentials for possible future international HRE and ICL projects as well as to meet and to find partners for potential future youth exchanges.

The third phase focuses on the follow-up activities of the study visit as well as the evaluation: discussions of concrete plans for follow-up and future networking among the participants and a final evaluation of the study visit will conclude this part of the study visit. Feedback about the programme will be gathered daily from the participants and the programme will be adapted according to their comments. To share feedback participants meet in small groups at the begging of each day for evaluating previous working day. These groups remained the same throughout the duration of the project.

All chosen methods and programme elements are designed to draw primarily on the existing experience and knowledge of the participants. They allow for intensive exchange and discussion within the group and hence learning from each other. We will provide additional oral – summarizing inputs at the end of each session – and written information – handouts or on-line documents – on the topics at stake.

Objectives:
– To discover the youth work and youth NGOs’ reality in the country linked to minority issues and inter-cultural learning;
– To get to know youth policy developed by the Armenian Government related to minority issues and inter-cultural learning;
– To see the difference in young people mentality and the methods used by the NGO in minority issues and inter-cultural learning in different regions of the country, with different ethnic /cultural (for example deaf community) and ethno-confessional groups;
– To discuss and to underline the role of the NGOs and young people on the process of inter-cultural dialogue;

– To create a space for dialogue among youth and youth workers from Caucasus and Europe for fostering transnational/transregional cooperation in minority issues and inter-cultural learning;
– To raise awareness at international level about the ethnic minorities that don’t have their independent states;
– To promote peace education, tolerance and human rights education among youth from 6 countries;
– To highlight the role of Erasmus + programme in the process of inter-cultural learning in the country and in the region;
– To explore European values such as human rights, active citizenship, participation and good practices as a common base for future cooperation within the Caucasus and within the European Union and Caucasus region NGOs.

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Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation and the travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards as it follows:

TRAVEL BUDGET

Country – Max. reimbursement per participant
Norway – 530
Armenia – 0

Luxembourg – 530
Russia – 275
Georgia – 80
France – 530

Participation fee: 50 EUR
(will be deducted from your travel cost).

TRAVEL COSTS AND REIMBURSEMENTS
The reimbursement of the travel expenses (travel from your departure city to the venue of the project) will be made by bank transfer for all participants except those coming from Armenia, Georgia and Russian Federation.

Application

 

Organizer:

Kåfjord Frivilligsentral – NGO

Co-organizers:

World Independent Youth Union – NGO

Inclusion-Lab Association – NGO

Phone: +352 6

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions: