Training Course: FIT – Facilitating Inclusive Trainings

Dates: 5-10 June 2017

Venue: Mollina, Malaga, Spain

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

Application deadline: 5th May 2017

Are you a trainer/facilitator or coordinator of learning activities? Are you thinking of ways to improve your skills in facilitation? Do you think increasing the commitment to inclusion and diversity is important? Then get on board!!!

General Description

During this training course, the participants have the opportunity to discover new tools and to develop their training competences to manage and work with diversity in all its meanings.

They can find the safety atmosphere to exchange best practices and experiences where they have learnt about inclusion and diversity in facilitation…,

Specific objectives of FIT are:

1. To create a common understanding of those who may be considered as young people with fewer opportunities and a coherent framework of support for the Erasmus+ programme feature “Equity and Inclusion”.
2. To increase the commitment to inclusion and diversity for the trainers, facilitators and project coordinators.
3. To reduce obstacles for young people with fewer opportunities and special needs to participate in the training courses, evaluations, seminars and events of the programme and help applicants to overcome obstacles.
4. To get familiar with different tools, methods and approaches to develop quality trainings that involve or benefit young people with fewer opportunities and special needs.
5. To allow participants to exchange ideas and develop their professional competences for and inclusive and diverse work in training courses, seminars, projects, evaluations…and daily tasks.

Methodology:

Learning by doing. Special focus on participants’ needs and their experience. This training course is based on experiential learning, sharing without fear and taking risks for a commitment with the inclusion in Erasmus+ and learning activities.

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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 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.

Note for sendings NAs, this TC is from TCA 2017.

Application

 

Organizer:

Spanish NA – National Agency

Contact for questions:

Sergio Peñafiel Jara

Phone: +34

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule FIT (Facilitating Inclusive Training.pdf

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.

Study Visit “Open Doors”

Dates: 9-15 June 2017

Venue: Amarante, Portugal

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Armenia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, FYROM, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Slovenia

Application deadline: 28th March 2017

With the “Open Doors” project we would like to study one of the unique youth work examples in Europe: Aventura Marão Clube (AMC) which is run by Casa de Juventude Amarante, a sustainable youth center and co-management system working at the local level.

General Description

With the “Open Doors” project we would like to study one of the unique youth work examples in Europe: Aventura Marão Clube (AMC) which is run by Casa de Juventude Amarante (CJ), a unique example of a sustainable youth centre and co-management system working at the local level.

CJ was initially opened as a local youth centre, and it is the first and the only example when an NGO runs and develops a municipal property. At the moment CJ offers the following opportunities to the young people: participation in the local activities for the benefit of the community, educational programmes for personal and professional development, promotion of fair trade, and promotion of a sustainable life style, for instance: all the food is eco, grown in the garden of CJ with the help of local and international volunteers, all electricity comes from solar batteries, almost everything is recycled together with the young people of Amarante.

In addition to the local youth work CJ is open to international cooperation; they host international events and work extensively under Erasmus+ programme. Having such a youth centre is a dream for many youth NGOs, as this is not just a place for meetings of young people, but also a link between young people and other stakeholders, as well as a huge learning opportunity. In 2015 Case de Juventude received a quality label from the Council of Europe.

Apart from exploring CJ as a study case, their way of running and maintaining the youth centre, we will also explore some of their projects such as sustainable garden, innovative ways of being transparent with all stakeholders and the community, street activities, fair trade projects, etc.

Participants of this Study Visit will also get a chance to build partnerships and plan new joint initiatives. Moreover, there will be an opportunity to learn from the local youth initiatives and street work, as well as share the best practices in terms of successful youth engagement in Europe.

As a result of this project, the empowered youth workers will be able to implement the practices of CJ in their respective local communities, which will entail better quality of youth work and better relationships with authorities and will ultimately lead to the recognition of youth activities. In addition, among other expected outcomes are the development of follow up ideas and establishment of new partnerships.

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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.

TRAVEL BUDGET
Country – Max. reimbursement per participant
Portugal – 360
Czech Republic – 360
FYROM – 360
Poland – 360
Georgia – 820
Hungary – 360

Slovenia – 275
Italy – 275
Luxembourg – 275
Russian Federation – 820
France – 275
Armenia – 820

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:

Foreign Students of Luxembourg – NGO

Co-organizers:

World Independent Youth Union – NGO

Academy of innovation – NGO

Phone: +352 691 548 071

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Open Doors.pdf

Contact for questions:

Training Course: Unlock your NGO’s potential through Coaching

Dates: 20-28 April 2017

Venue: Uzana, region of Gabrovo city, Bulgaria

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, FYROM, Romania, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 31st March 2017

The project focuses on the application of Coaching in the NGO sector as one of the most effective tools with proven results for the development of organizational capacity.

General Description

The project aims to prepare youth workers to use the method Organizational coaching to develop the capacity of NGOs in order for youth organizations: to become more effective in their work with young people, to clarify easily their strategic priorities, to plan and structure work activities and projects. As a result, young people will be more confident in taking concrete steps in realizing their ideas.

The project also aims at increasing the motivation for development, self-improvement and personal self-esteem among participants; creating attitudes to develop their organizational culture, team compatibility and satisfaction; awareness of the basic values and goals in life.

The project will provide participants with methods, tools and skills that will allow them be prepared to assist other organizations in their development – how to become more active, independent, and to direct them better in their professional, social development and realization.

For the achievement of the objectives, the project is directed to work with partner organizations based in countries where there is an identified need and necessity to increase organizational capacity of youth organizations and for implementation of innovative methods and approaches for youth work.

The target group of partner organizations is mostly from countries with less developed youth sector, where NGOs are in need of growth and development of organizational capacity to achieve sustainable development and effective work with young people to achieve positive effects in the social scale.

The project includes topics such as: basics of organizational coaching and framework of the method; sharing resources for organizational coaching; key coaching skills; skills for motivation and support of young people towards actions; leadership and teamwork skills; skills for effective group work; active listening skills; communication in network and exchange of best practices among participants and their organizations, particularly in the field of leadership skills development; support of friendship between the participants; skills for self-control; communication management.

The expected results from the implementation of the project are: increased capacity of the organizations by developing capacity to implement the method organizational coaching, increasing motivation for development, self-improvement and personal self-esteem, attitudes for development of their organizational culture, team compatibility and satisfaction, development of conscious and trained youth workers, multipliers of the gained experience to other young people (direct youth work), NGOs (networking), and Europe as a whole (international projects).

The methods used to achieve the objectives of the project are training sessions, workshops, simulations, interactive presentations, guided practice, coaching sessions, role play, discussions, group and self – reflection, project development and others.

The long-term benefits of the project implementation will be: increased organizational capacity and positive long-term development of organizations, increased competence and quality of youth work, based on the method coaching that will lead to better cooperation, positive and sustainable development of local communities and their opening to intercultural dialogue and the development of European identity and solidarity in more young people.

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Costs

 

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

1. Travel limits: Bulgaria – 180€; Greece – 275€; FYROM – 180€; Serbia – 180€; Romania – 180€; Spain – 360€; Czech Republic – 275€. Organizers will reimburse 100% of eligible travel costs up to the limit.

2. Participants will be accommodated in double and triple bed rooms. Each room has a bathroom. Accommodation and full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are covered by the hosting organization.

3. There is NO participation fee for this training course!!!

Application

 

Organizer:

CET Platform Bulgaria – NGO

Phone: +359887928282

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Coaching InfoPack.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nikolay Nikolov

E-Mail: bulgaria@cetplatform.org

Training Course: Get Transnational! International Training Course on Transnational Youth Initiatives, entrepreneurship and youth participation.

Dates: 19-25 June 2017

Venue: Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain

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

Application deadline: 7th May 2017

Get Transnational is a 5 days training course about how to prepare, run and evaluate qualitative transnational youth initiatives for young people within the new ERASMUS + Programme. This is the 3rd edition of this training course.

General Description

The priority of this course is to continue promoting the development of European projects and as far as it is possible to stimulate the participation and the spirit of entrepreneurship of young people as well as their creativity, through transnational youth initiatives in collaboration projects with partners or groups from other countries.

The transnational youth initiatives, within Key Action 2, Strategic Partnerships, in the framework of ERASMUS+ Programme offer a perfect frame for the youngsters to develop international projects.

Concrete objectives of the course are:

1. To match European partners who are interested in developing youth initiatives linked to entrepreneurship and youth participation.

2. To create a meeting for potential partners that would like to develop a transnational youth initiative through ERASMUS + Programme.

3. To explore the added value of the European dimension of youth initiatives related to entrepreneurship and youth participation.

4. To facilitate the acquisition by participants of communication, teamwork and project management skills of international activities and networking.

5. To develop specific proposals for future projects of transnational youth initiatives.

Methodology:

The methodology of the course is based on the fundamental principles of non-formal education. The methods provided will enable participants to fully participate in the learning process. Learning from experience will be a fundamental pillar in the way the course will be facilitated.

The course focuses on key aspects of non-formal education like the participant centred approach, which means that the program flow will be designed keeping in mind the participants’ real experience in the topic.

The learning process will be adapted to the participants’ needs and learning preferences as well as the group’s work rhythm. Moreover, an essential element of the methodology is based on the holistic nature of the learning experience, through methods that involve not only cognitive or intellectual approaches but also covering the emotional and attitudinal ones.

This way the learning is enhanced as it embraces a more comprehensive and integrative approach for learning.

The diversity of working methods (presentations, role plays, simulations, debates, energizers, individual reflection questionnaires, technical project management, feedback techniques, teamwork, etc) will make more sense than ever in order to cover a practical and effective project management of transnational youth initiatives.

The international composition of the group of participants will be an asset to explore the multicultural dynamics of teamwork and will contribute to incorporate new pieces of learning from a cultural diversity perspective.
This activity corresponds TCA 2017.

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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 activity is financed with TCA 2017

Application

 

Organizer:

Spanish National Agency

Co-organizer:

Dirección General de Juventud y Deportes – National Agency

Phone: +34

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Get Transnational.pdf

Contact for questions:

Pilar Fontán Grech

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.

Training Course: “ENTERTAINMENT-Bringing Social Rights to our Local Agendas”

Dates: 27 April – 1 May 2017

Venue: Surami, Georgia

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, FYROM, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 24th March 2017

International training for improvement of youth workers’ competences to advocate for access to social rights for young people, and the use of Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3

General Description

Youth Social Rights Network, supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, in the period of 2017, will be implementing a set of activities, also known as “ The Cinema for Social Rights -Supporting the process of improvement of social rights for young people in Europe”, so as to improve access to social rights of young people by advocating for placing the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3 on the agenda of different stakeholders in Council of Europe member states, and by improving structured dialogue for improvement of access to social rights for young people and implementation of Recommendation C M/Rec(2015)&(also referred to as the “Enter! Recommendation”).

“The cinema of social rights” is one of the Y-SRN’s long term programmes focused on one of our main priorities: Supporting the implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the access of young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods to social rights.

The Cinema for Social Rights has several elements. It starts with “ENTERtainment”, an International training for improvement of youth workers’ competences to advocate for the implementation of the Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3.

During the ENTERtainment, participants will be trained for and expected to develop advocacy strategies and action plans (with online, offline or combined character) for implementation of the ENTER Recommendation.

Time after the ENTERtainment is focused on advocating for implementation of the ENTER Recommendation, by implementing the planned strategies. It is the time focused on moving slowly towards “The Second Base” where people who are actively involved in advocating for implementation of the ENTER Recommendation, will meet in Greece so as to support each other, evaluate what has been done so far, revise the strategy or local action plans if necessary.

During the meeting participants will directly support the host organization and the ones from the region in implementing the advocacy strategy and the local action plan in its local reality by organizing some local events as well as meetings with the authorities, the press, the young people and the local population.

The story goes on as we continue with advocating and further implementation of the strategy/action plans followed with an intensive online communication and support by Y-SRN, until the time comes to “Mov(i)e on” and meet again so as to evaluate the working plan implementation and plan our future work together.

How do we start?
We start with inviting YOU to participate in ENTERtainment – Bringing Social Rights in Our Local Agendas.

Aim and Objectives

ENTERtainment aims to develop youth workers’ competences for:
– advocating for access to social rights for young people and the use of Recommendation CM/Rec(2015)3, and
– developing an advocacy strategy that will be further implemented by organizations of participants in cooperation with the Y-SRN.

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Costs

 

The project is supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe

Board and Lodging

Participants will be accommodated in summer cottages inSurami Training Center for Youth

Being selected for the project, food and accommodation will be covered for the entire project 100%.

International travel costs will be reimbursed up to 70% of the total amount of the ticket.

Enrolment fee and Visa

All participants are required to pay a participation fee of 30 euros. The fee is deducted from the refund of travel expenses.

Visa costs will be fully reimbursed.

Application

 

Organizer:

Youth Social Rights Network – NGO

Phone: +995591413151

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sulkhan Chargeishvili

E-Mail: ysrnetwork@gmail.com

Training Course: My Favourite Mistake – A training course on supporting positive learning from mistakes

Dates: 8-14 May 2017

Venue: Ponta Delgada (Açores), Portugal

Eligible are 25 – 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 4th April 2017

My Favourite Mistake is a training course on supporting positive learning from mistakes of young people in youth work.

General Description

The aim of this training course is to focus on learning, how we can come to a new approach for dealing with mistakes and how we can support young people in dealing with mistakes in a positive, constructive way.

We will use different methods and techniques, with a strong influence of theatre and reflective techniques, creating an atmosphere in which making mistakes is being experienced, explored and reflected upon.

The objectives of the training course are:
– To reflect about mistakes, the role of mistakes in a learning process and our cultural perception towards mistakes.
– To explore a new approach of techniques and methodologies for learning from mistakes in a positive, constructive way.
– To explore how we can support young people we work with on dealing with mistakes for learning both in formal and non-formal settings
– To explore how a new approach to learning from mistakes is connected to different actions within the Erasmus+ programme

We do this in the following steps:

1) Exploration of mistakes
Personal level: Experience how it feels to make a mistake and reflect on this
Cultural level: Discussing how our cultural background influences how we look at making mistakes
Linking mistakes with learning: coming to a common ground of the importance of mistakes as an essential part for learning

2) Experiencing how mistakes can be welcomed for learning
Exploring how mistakes play a positive role in learning
Play with making mistakes
How we can change our attitudes, feelings and beliefs about mistakes

3)How can we support young people in dealing with mistakes in a positive way?
Explore different ways and come to a different professional approach to use mistakes for learning

4) Connecting our new approach to our realities by using Erasmus+
How do we use mistakes for learning in various actions within Erasmus+
How can we support our own young people?

Target group
Youth workers, youth leaders, teachers and other professionals working with young people, who are interested in exploring a new and innovative approach to learning.

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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.

Info for sending NAs: this activity is financed with TCA 2016

Application

 

Organizer:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action

Co-organizers:

Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani (IT NA) – National Agency

Hungarian National Agency E+ – National Agency

Phone: +351 2

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Tiemschedule MFM.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carla

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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: Inclusion Workers

Dates: 10-20 June 2017

Venue: Milcoveni, Romania

Eligible are 36 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Italy, FYROM, Poland, Romania

Application deadline: 26th April 2017

Inclusion Workers is a project, consisting in a training and seminar, as a response to the needs to train youth work in becoming more experienced in working with young Roma and increase the number of young Roma involved in youth activities.

General Description

The general aim of our project is to raise the capacity of the Roma and non Roma civil society to work with Roma young people.

The general objectives of the project are:

– To raise the capacity the 10 partner NGO’s to work with young Roma;
– To foster the use of the guide “9 steps in working with Roma youngsters”;
– To increase the participation of young Roma in the life of the local communities;
– To promote Non Formal education and practical learning for young Roma.

The activities of the project consist in:

A1: Training Course
That consists in 8 days training organized between 10 -20.06.2017 in
Milcoveni, Romania.
Location: Marabu Camp, Milcoveni, Romania
No. of participants: 7 participants / country
Partner countries: Czech Republic, Poland, FYROM, Italy, Romania.
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Activity schedule

After the training will follow a practical activity organized by each country group home in the
partner country in the period of 7 month between the two meetings. This activity will take place in each of the partner countries.

A2: Seminar
That consists in evaluation and good practices seminar organized in December 2017 in Litomysl, Czech Republic.
Location: Castel Brewery, Litomyšl, Czech Republic
No. of participants: 7 participants / country
Partner countries: Czech Republic, Poland, FYROM, Italy, Romania.
It is mandatory that the participants of the training to participate also in the seminar.

The working methods:
-Sharing and learning: sharing of participants about their experiences;
knowledge about the issue and different practices of the various partner
organizations on grassroots level;
-Erasmus+ introduction about aims, actions, opportunities;
-Visit of local Roma community in Romania: get in touch with the local
community, give space for informal conversations, get to know local realities
and raise the interest of local youth activists in the international encounter
and the issue of the training;
-Introduction of the guide “9 steps in working with Roma youngsters” we will
use practical some methods from the guide;

-Follow-up initiatives: field work for a practical outcome and results which go
beyond the project, initiate the self-initiative of the participants;
-Reflection about methods, working group on follow-up actions, concrete
planning of actions in the working group; sharing the results in the plenary;
-Evaluation: evaluation by all participants, individually, small groups, plenary,
written evaluation;
-Documentation (filmed and written) and promotion of good practices online.

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Costs

 

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

Being selected for the project, food and accommodation will be covered for the entire project 100%.

Travel costs will be reimbursed 100% within the maximum amount covered according to the norms of Erasmus+ project.

No travel reimbursements is provided for Turkish participants.

No participation fee is requested.

Application

 

Organizer:

Tmelník z.s. – NGO

Co-organizer:

Nevo Parudimos Association – NGO

Phone: 0042777277310

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Oana Buzera

E-Mail: info@tmelnik.cz