MalagaTraining Course: iLOOP 2 – including Learning Outcomes in Our Projects

Dates: 28 February – 5 March 2017

Venue: Mollina, Málaga, Spain

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

Application deadline: 9th January 2017

How can we include “learning” during the whole project: preparation, application procedure, development and evaluation process? Is already “Learning” a key part of our projects? …for all the people involved in it? also for the team involved in the project?

Description

iLOOP 2, is the second edition of a successful TC where Youth workers, Youth leaders and Project coordinators worked together towards following aims and objectives.

Main Aims:

Including “learning” during the whole project: preparation, application procedure, development and evaluation process. Learning as a key part of our projects for all the people involved in it, from the target group until the team involved in the project.

Specific objectives:

a) Improving the quality of the Erasmus+ projects including “learning” in the whole project cycle.
b) Increasing the awareness of the youth workers and coordinators about their role as learning reflection processes supporters.
c) Developing the competences of the participants creating learning environments inside the Erasmus+ projects.
d) Increasing the awareness about learning recognition during and after Erasmus+ projects. Increasing the use of the Youthpass as a tool for the recognition
e) Reflecting and sharing how the teams can reflect about their own learning during the project cycle.
f) Increasing the quality of the application processes and of the Erasmus+ applications.

Approach:

We will try to create a space to learn and share about analysing our previous project experiences and then create a learning environment in which we can practice and test the best way to include learning in every part of the project cycle.

We will analysed the personal learning process during the training course and try to create methods to implement in the teams that the participants work in their countries. We will work in the “Erasmus+ Youth in Action” application forms, and then see if learning should be a basic part on them.

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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) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs.

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.

Application

Organizer:

Spanish NA – National Agency

Phone: +34

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule iLOOP2.pdf

Contact for questions:

Pilar Fontán

E-Mail: fontangp@injuve.es

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.

DresdenTraining Course: COMETS – Integrating a political dimension into the trainers’ work

Dates: 26 April – 2 May 2017

Venue: Dresden, Germany

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 19th December 2016

Training for Trainers on integrating a political dimension into the trainers’ work based on the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level

Description

In the context of the European Training Strategy (ETS) the SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO T&C RC) developed the Competence Model for Trainers Working at International Level.

The ‘COMETS training courses’ were developed as a support for trainers in their competence development, each course focusing on one competence area of the above-mentioned model.

Hence, with this call, JUGEND für Europa, the German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action together with SALTO T&C RC invite trainers to take part in this third edition of COMETS: ‘Integrating a political dimension into the trainers’ work’.

This particular competence from the model encompasses the following competences:
• Linking (youth) policies and educational programmes
• Integrating political values and beliefs in the context of the trainers work
• Supporting learners in developing political thinking
• Applying democracy and human rights principles

Taking the above into account, the intentions of the course are:
• To explore what are the personal, internal and external influences on the role of trainers (politics, policies, environment, social and economical contexts, etc.);
• To reflect and share on the notions of ethics and ethos of trainers;
• To work on the attitudes of trainers with regards to authenticity, openness, curiosity and dealing with personally challenging values and beliefs;
• To reflect on and explore the limits of the ‘political role of trainers’ in their practice;
• To reflect on human rights principles and human rights education in the work of trainers.

COMETS training courses intend principally to offer trainers a space to reflect, exchange and contrast their practice and understanding with regard to a certain ETS competence area. The main purpose is to enable participants to take further steps in their professional practice.

No matter the focus on each course, COMETS are all based on a series of principles, which are:

• Awareness: me – the group – the field – the context;
• Readiness to question and to review practice;
• Readiness to stretch boundaries;
• Being explicit about choices as trainers;
• Integrity: Walk the talk!
• Giving space to the whole person: body – mind – soul – heart;
• Awareness: Being here as learner in a community of learners;
• Giving to Caesar what’s Caesars’: acknowledging [re]sources of practice.
The team of trainers for this COMETS edition are Gisele Evrard Markovic and Nik Paddison.

Following the selection process, the training team will contact the participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme. This is to ensure that the needs of the participants will be taken into account in order to maximise the potential the course offers.

Participant profile:
COMETS is a training for trainers format which will, in the forthcoming years, provide trainers, being advanced in the implementation of international trainings for youth workers, with opportunities to come together to reflect upon, discuss and develop further on different competence areas of the ETS competence model.

In the context of COMETS, ‘advanced’ 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.

The general aims of the COMETS training courses are:
• To contribute to quality development of youth work and of training practise in the field;
• To put the ETS competence model into practice;
• To support National Agencies and other youth sector organizations in working with trainers on competence development;
• To contribute to the professional development of trainers in the field.

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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.

In case you live in one of the countries covered by the Eastern Partnership or in the Russian Federation please contact eeca@salto-youth.net for further information.

Application

Organizer:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Co-organizer:

SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: +49 228

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ingrid

E-Mail: mueller@jfemail.de

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

Partnership-building Activity: 2nd Greek-German Youth Forum

Dates: 5-8 March 2017

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are 60 participants coming from: Germany, Greece

Application deadline: 22nd December 2016

This bilateral Youth Forum aims at gathering youth workers from the two countries in order to work with each other, explore opportunities for future cooperation, promote their youth activities and share best practices.

Description

Cooperation and dialogue between Greece and Germany in the field of youth are an important issue. Both governments as well as the civil societies of both countries are currently working in numerous projects to intensify mobility of youth between Germany and Greece. The 2nd Greek-German Youth Forum aims at fostering and extending these contacts.

Following the 1st Forum which took place in Germany in 2014, during the 2nd Greek-German Youth Forum participants will have the opportunity to work with each other, explore opportunities for future cooperation, promote their youth activities and share best practices.

At the same time participants will have the chance to explore funding opportunities such as Erasmus+ Youth and other youth programmes and exchange ideas about international youth work methods.

The Forum will focus on social inclusion and how international youth work can contribute to social participation. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics such as: inclusion of refugees, migrants and their descendants in society, intolerance, xenophobia and racism as subjects of youth exchanges, youth unemployment, youth participation and vocational training.

The Forum’s objectives are to:

• promote non- formal education and intercultural learning
• explore the needs of young people in both countries
• establish long-term cooperation between youth organizations in the two countries
• exchange of good practices, especially in regards to inclusion of refugees
• explore the social reality in Greece and Germany in 2017.

Participants must be:

• above 18 years old
• representatives of a Greek or German NGO or association in youth work
• experienced in social participation and active in national and international youth work.

Participants might be asked for a participation fee. Please check with your National Agency.

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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 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.

Info for sending NAs: This TCA activity is financed by TCA 2016

Application

 

Organizer:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – National Agency

Co-organizers:

JUGEND für Europa / Fachstelle für Internationale Jugendarbeit der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V. – NGO

General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning and Youth, Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of Hellenic Republic

Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend

Phone: 0030213

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natassa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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: Improving Your Communication Skills

Dates: 6-12 February 2017

Venue: Mollina, Málaga, Spain

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

Application deadline: 18th December 2016

If you and your organization want to take part in an international project under E+ but you feel that your weakness of communication skills, and practice of English, within the frame of Erasmus+ is an obstacle, this training course is what you need.

Description

This training course is not a language course but an opportunity to strengthen confidence in using English to develop European projects, to improve your communication skills in international environments, the practice in English related to international youth work and to understand how intercultural situations can affect international team work and partnership.

During the course you’ll practice exercises related to international youth work (for example, presentation of your organization, elaboration of a youth exchange programme, phone calls with a partner, etc.), as well as you’ll get used to the vocabulary of the European Erasmus+ programme.

Target groups

Youth workers, people working in NGOs, associations, local authorities or governmental services, involved in the Erasmus+ programme with A2 or B1 English level, who feel that their weakness of practice of English, and communication skills is an obstacle:

o In their effort to network and build partnerships
o To present and explain the reality of their organisation and their work

o To prepare efficiently a project with their partners
o To express clearly their objectives, aims or wishes…
o Others…

WARNING: This training course is not designed for absolute beginners in English or for people wishing to improve a good level in English.

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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.

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.

Application

 

Organizer:

Spanish NA – National Agency

Phone: +34

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule Improve Ur Communication.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sergio

E-Mail: penafieljs@injuve.es

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.

Seminar: With Media Literacy towards Cultural Awareness and Tolerance

Dates: 7-15 January 2017

Venue: Prague, Czech Republic 

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, FYROM, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th November 2016

Seminar aims to exchange experiences and methods of youth organizations involved in promoting active use of media and critical thinking on the media among young people.

Description

Seminar for youth workers will take place in Czech Republic, Prague from 7th to 15th January 2017 and will involve 24 participants from: Czech Republic, Italy, United Kingdom, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Hungary, Latvia and FYROM.

The main aim is to increase a level of quality of intercultural education through increasing media competencies of the youth and use media for increasing transversal skills of young people as creativity, innovation, ability to learn and initiative-taking.

Focus will be done on critical thinking on media and adapt it to the new conditions, in where the media have significant influence on youth.

Objectives of the Seminar:

-to exchange experience with media education through NFE
-to exchange and collect creative tools, activities and methodologies on media literacy (active use of media, critical thinking on media), promotion of intercultural tolerance and understanding through new media
-to develop new tools which will help to tackle growing intolerance and xenophobe among young people and challenges which bring new media
-to promote and develop proposals for a new project on the topic of media literacy and intercultural learning

During the Seminar will be used methods of non-formal education methods such as workshops, group works, simulations, role playing, discussions, individual and group reflection, analysis, case study and learning by doing.

Seminar is based on active involvement of participants and therefore we expect well prepared and motivated youth workers which are able to contribute to content of seminar and after seminar to implement gained competencies in work on local level.

Selection criteria:

• We are searching youth workers, youth leaders, active members of sending organizations WITH EXPERIENCE IN YOUTH WORK
• Experience with conducting educational activities on the topic of seminar
• Experience with designing of tools and methods and activities is welcome
• Participants are expected to take active role during seminar and present best practice or activities of sending organization in media education (activities promoting active use of media, critical thinking on media products and messages) and act as multipliers after end of Seminar and to be able to use new competencies in the youth work on local or international level
• Good knowledge of English

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Costs

During the activity period, each participant will be provided with food and accommodation by hosting organisation.

All participants will get travel grant according to Erasmus Plus table on km distance. Please control the actual distance from Prague with distance calculator from the European Commission

Maximum travel grant per pax
Czech Rep €0
Italy, Spain, Finland, United Kingdom, Turkey   €275
Hungary, Latvia, FYROM    €275
Portugal €360

 No participation fee is required.

Application

Organizer:

International Educational Center GEMS – NGO

Co-organizer:

Associazione InformaGiovani – NGO

Phone: +39 3939629434

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Media Literacy.pdf

Contact for questions:

Meryem

E-Mail: meryemaydin93@gmail.com

Training Course: Train the trainers “Its up to me 4”

Dates: 30 March – 7 April 2017

Venue: Braunlage, Germany

Eligible are 42 participants coming from: Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Greece, FYROM, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 12th January 2017

4th edition of train the trainers “Its up to me” in Germany. Learning by doing training where you will receive a lot know-how, soft-skills, materials, see different trainer styles, receive feedback, mentoring, design new projects on different topics.

Description

“Its up to me” is a holistic approach on how to develop really good youth workers/trainers that are going to work on transfer of know-how and organize and deliver really quality projects within Erasmus+ program but also for the organizations that they are working for.

This is project is going to contribute toward raising the quality of the Erasmus+ projects that are going to be organized in future, but also is going to improve the quality of youth work in general. We are going to work, practice and design projects and activities on the current E+ priorities, using quite wide variety of tools and methods on the training.

This project is so intense that there are many tasks, outcomes and competencies that the participants will learn. The main goal is to develop great trainers that will do great projects for the organizations but also provide many quality opportunities for young people from their communities but also across Europe. As much as it is focused on developing trainers skills, the set up of the training makes significant personal development for the participants.

All of the tasks on this project are done in a way of learning by doing.
Brief overview:

– Know-how – To provide the participants with information on how some things are done, why some things are done in particular way, what is behind the scenes of a good organized project, to peek into the decision making process, in the preparation.
– Improve participants soft skills such as public speaking, presentation skills, self-expression skills listening skills etc
– Provide methods and tools for delivery of workshops – such as different types of simulations, team building games, brainstorming, creating learning environment, creative environment etc
– Provide hard copy materials (guidebooks and written materials). We would have online library (which is already set up from the previous Its up to me 1, 2 and 3) and is continuously upgraded with other materials from other groups.
– Provide feedback to the participants. It is really important to receive feedback and do it again, so we would see the growth of the participants during the project.
– Show them different styles of trainers. We will have four trainers from different backgrounds and professions that have very different styles that will help the participants see different approaches and ways of working which would lead to finding their own unique style in future.
– Personal development from point of view to listen to their body, their own emotions, their own inner conflicts, to self discover the core values, how to be an example for participants, how to transmit energy to the stage.
– Coaching and mentoring. Apart from the mentoring and feedback during the project, for this edition we are going to have 12 months mentoring process for all participants after the project until their first/next training experience.
– Self-assessment. Sometimes young trainers are not aware of the qualities that they have and things that they know. Sometimes they think that they know everything and there is nothing new to learn. We will provide a self-assessment opportunity for the participants to evaluate which things they know well, which things they still need to learn.

– Critical thinking – They will have the opportunity to analyze everything and develop critical thinking. After each workshop we take off the “participant hat” and put the “trainers hat” and analyze why we did this or that
– To offer opportunities for quality training experiences. Organizing joint projects, creating pool of trainers, getting shadow-trainer opportunities.

On the end of the project the participants will have to deliver a workshop that they develop during the training with their peers. They will be evaluated by the trainers and they will be given feedback and suggestions for improvement.

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Costs

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

Visa costs will be reimbursed for all who need visa in the amount up to 80€

Travel costs will be according to the distance band from Erasmus+ program

Germany 180€
FYROM 275€
Greece 275€

Spain 275€
Belarus 275€
Bosnia and Herzegovina 275€
Turkey 275€

Accommodation, food, transportation, program materials will be covered by the organizer. Insurance will be reimbursed to the participants after the project.

There is participation fee in the amount of 50€.

Application

 

Organizer:

NaturKultur e.V. Germany – NGO

Phone: +4917

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack It’s Up to Me.pdf

Training Course: Path of Interculturality

Dates: 6-12 December 2016

Venue: Sombor, Serbia

Eligible are participants coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 27th November 2016

The training course, which will gather more than 30 participants from 12 European countries, aims to contribute to a better understanding of interculturality in order to equip youth workers and activists with knowledge and skills for the promotion of tolerance, equality and solidarity.

Description

This project aims to contribute to a better understanding of interculturality in order to equip youth workers and activists with knowledge and skills for the promotion of tolerance, equality and solidarity, in the light of the biggest refugees crisis that affects whole Europe, and all through interactive and non-formal educational methods. More about the training course can be found HERE.

Interested can apply no later than Sunday, 20 November 2016, sending the completed application form to the e-mail address secprijave@gmail.com. The results will be notified by e-mail on 21 November, and the application form can be downloaded HERE.

We are searching for participants from the following countries:
Greece: 3 participants (maximum amount of travel cost reimbursement is 275 EUR per participant)

Accommodation, food, refreshments, and materials for work are provided for all participants. In addition, the organizer will reimburse the travel expenses from the place of residence to Sombor.

The training is supported through the program ERASMUS+ and the official language of the training is English.

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Costs

 

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

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

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

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

Participation fee 30 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Sombor Education Centre – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 6937185827

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

secprijave@gmail.com

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people, residents of Greece.