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Training Course: Jump into Solidarity – European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 3-8 December 2018

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

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

Application deadline: 14th November 2018

“Jump into Solidarity” is a Training Course (TC) that aims to enhance the quality of the European Solidarity projects and support organisations on the development of the main competences related with the projects.

General Description

Mehmet Murat Ildan once says: “With solidarity, you will be more talented and handier, you will be taller and stronger, faster and wiser!”.

Jump into Solidarity it´s included in the Networking Activities and will offer the opportunity to establish international cooperation in the field of volunteering in European Solidarity Corps (ESC) projects.

“Jump into Solidarity” is a Training Course (TC) that aims to enhance the quality of the European Solidarity projects and support organisations on the development of the main competences related with the projects.

This TC will offer a meeting point for the participants to discuss and to interact between each other and to create a solid and trustable network of partners interested in organizing and/or supporting ESC projects.

The activity is especially addressed to new accredited organizations, newcomers in the Erasmus+ Programme and Organisations with few experience in EVS/ESC projects.

Jump into Solidarity it’s also open to organizations with experience that are interested in working with new partners.

By exploring the European Solidarity Corps in different dimensions, methods and resources, this Training Course intend to promote innovation and creativity in the developing and management of ESC projects.

Through the principles and practices of non-formal education and in an atmosphere where participants can learn from each other and act with each other, “Jump into Solidarity” will open an intercultural dialogue and will make room for the acquirement of new skills and the exchange of methods and experiences within the volunteering world.

Objectives:

– to understand the volunteering meaning and context;
– to ensure a thorough understanding of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC);
– to explore and understand the different roles within a ESC project ;
– to update on the recent development in the field of Volunteering projects and European Solidarity Corps projects;
– to feel inspired by non formal education methods and exercises that could help the organisations and their actors to fell more empowered and acquire new skills and competences;
– to empower for strategic approach in Volunteering projects throughout the whole project cycle;
– to provide space for sharing realities, experiences and good practice examples;
– to share and exchange new methods for developing competences and recognise learning with young people;
– to provide space for networking between participating organisations and planning of further Partnership Building Activities, Seminars, Volunteering Projects, Solidarity Projects, Traineeships and others

With this overall and objectives we intend that participants achieved the following outcomes:

– define and explain European Solidarity Corps and understand its role;
– conceptualize the deeper meaning of Volunteering projects and its benefit to local community, volunteers and organizations;
– to enhance the quality of Volunteering projects, especially with attention to selection of partners and selection of volunteers;
– apply new methods for recognising learning and developing competences with young people in the daily work and in the hosting activities for volunteers;
– reflect and on your Volunteering project(s);
– identify potential partners for future projects.

Summarising, the TC will give the opportunity for organisations, with and without experience in ESC projects, to exchange ideas and to create new projects on Volunteering through an inclusion and supported process.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the European Solidarity Corps.

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

This NET activity is financed by ESC NET 2018 budget

Application

 

Organiser:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme and European Solidarity Corps

Phone: +351 253 204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Jump into Solidarity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

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.

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Training Course Never again: Memory work in non-formal and formal education

Dates: 3-9 December 2018

Venue: Heppenheim, Germany

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Germany, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 15th November 2018

German-Russian training course on working witn issues of history and memory culture in non-formal and formal education.

General Description

How do we convey history and memory in school and youth work? What are the goals of historical education? Where do we encounter memory? Which historical events play a role in educational work and which are ignored? And what is the common denominator for memory work and historical education in Germany and Russia?

Well-founded answers, practical experience and time to exchange ideas on these questions are offered by the training “Never Again?”. We invite youth workers, educators, teachers, youth leaders and other colleagues, engaged in work with young people and interested in the topic, to exchange ideas and approaches of memories and history in the context of their work with young people.

The training course offer participants to

– Reflect their own view on the purpose of memory
– Get to know the different approaches to memory and history in formal and non-formal education
– Reflect on different methods of memory and history and their purpose
– Discuss how we can create a dialogue between the different memory cultures
– Get to know memory sites and their approaches

More information will be sent to interested colleagues in German or Russian language.

The course consist of two parts: 3-6 December – study visits to different institutions working withh the topic, and 6-9 December – training. It is possible to participate in both parts or only in the second one.

There are already some applications, but around more 5 participants from each country (Germany and Russia) are welcome to apply!

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Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme. The training course is partly funded by Foundation “German-Russian youth exchange”.

Full board with accomodation in single or double rooms, meals (3 times per day), coffee-breakes, materials and transfers within the programme will be provided for all participants

There is no travel reimbursement. For participants from Russia organizational support for visa, insurance and transfers are offered.

Standard participantion fee is 50 Euro. There are extra fees for those, who prefer to stay in single rooms.

Application

 

Organiser:

Haus am Maiberg – Association

Co-organiser:

Interactive – Youth NGO

Phone: +4917685616438

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mikhail Zhukov

E-Mail: interactive.ngo@gmail.com

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Study Visit: Media & Information Literacy Study Visit to Berlin

Dates: 12-14 December 2018

Venue: Germany

Eligible are 15-18 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th November 2018

This study visit will provide practitioners in the youth field an opportunity to learn from organisations who work with Media & Information Literacy; gather and share best practices; create a basis for future cooperation and new projects to take place.

General Description

SALTO-YOUTH Participation & Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) in cooperation with European Youth Press are organising a study visit to Berlin, Germany on Media & Information Literacy. The study visit will take place from 12th to 14th of December 2018.

Goals of the study visit:

1) Learning about and from Berlin-based organisations and people who work with the topic of Media & Information Literacy;
2) offer new knowledge and inspiration;
3) gather and share best practices in the field;
4) create a fruitful basis for future cooperation between experts, participants and various organisations;
5) encourage participants to take the new knowledge and ideas to their home countries and put them in practice (projects, training events, new initiatives, etc)

Target group (who are we expecting to apply?):

  • Representatives of organisations working actively in the youth field and with the topics of Media & Information Literacy, Communication;
  • media educators, researchers, youth activists and others active concerning the topic of the study trip;
  • staff of National Agencies of Erasmus+ Youth programme/European Solidarity Corps;

What will we learn and discover during the study visit?

We will meet organisations and experts who are active and experienced in coordinating activities in the field of Media Literacy & Information. During this study visit, we mix presentations, visiting organisations, discussions, working groups and presentations in a way that it will give participants an opportunity not only to listen and learn, but also to contribute and initiate topics of discussions.

Some of the organisations we meet and visit are:

  • European Youth Press (EYP) is a network of youth media organisations in Europe. It works to build a society where empowered young media makers are actively participating and contributing to the public sphere by creating fair, independent and responsible media, fostering the development of democracy, international development and a sustainable future.
  • Deutsche Welle and Deutsche Welle Academy
  • Love-Storm: Gemeinsam gegen Hass im Netz (together against hate in the Internet) is a German project that offers online resources for everyone who wants to speak up against hate speech online.
  • Media Residents and the Gesicht Zeigen! project – Media Residents’ project Love-speech () is an approach developed by 7x Jung, the educational branch of the NGO Gesicht Zeigen! Based on the experience that ongoing hate and hatred are quite tough to stand, the idea is to show the power of positive energy in society which is in each one of us.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

SALTO PI will cover and arrange hotel accommodation, meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and two dinners), local transportation in Berlin and the study visit programme.

Costs of plane or train tickets (whichever is the most economical means of transport) will be reimbursed by SALTO PI after the event and participants should be able to book and buy their own travel tickets to Berlin after having received confirmation from SALTO PI.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee for participants.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO-YOUTH Participation & Information Resource Centre – SALTO Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

European Youth Press – Youth NGO

Phone: +3725041258

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Meelika Hirmo

E-Mail: participation@salto-youth.net

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Training Course: Electronic textiles in youth work

Dates: 24 February – 2 March 2019

Venue: Avignon, France

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 7th December 2018

Electronic textiles in youth work is a training course for youth practitioners interested in maker education. Participants will exchange best practices and experiment hands-on workshops on maker education, notably on electronics, coding, and e-textiles.

General Description

Through this project we want to initiate youth practitioners to maker education, in particular to educational practices involving electronic textiles.

The rationale behind this training course is to introduce youth practitioners to techniques and methods revolving around technology, arts and crafts, to combine the pedagogical benefits of these approaches to non formal education. In the long run, we expect to contribute to boosting young people’s digital literacy as well as other 21st century competencies.

Objectives

– Exchange on tinkering as an emerging pedagogical approach, especially the methodology mixing arts, crafts and technology

– Sensitize youth workers to initiatives around electronic DIY and digital culture, as well as initiatives that can encourage youth to engage with local maker communities (ex. makerfest, maker faires, etc.)

– Share competencies, anecdotes, and experiences between the participating parties on the topic of digitally-enabled non formal education/youth work

Activities

The training course will focus heavily on practical hands-on activities. Some of these will involve use of computer numeric controlled machines such as 3D printers and laser cutter. Examples of practical workshops which will be held on the occasion of the training course are:

– Introduction to electronics and coding (building simple electronic devices using sensors and actuators)

– Introduction to visual/block coding softwares (ex. mBlock, Scratch for Arduino)

– Introduction to electronic textiles

– Creating e-textile devices such as augmented tote bags, interactive pluches, plush video-game controllers

– Experimentation of modern educational tools on electronics and computing (ex. programmable toys)

– Introduction to digital fabrication (laser cutting, 3D printing, etc.)

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how to:

– Initiate and supervise activities targeting youth on the topics digital diy, electronic textiles, making

– Identify and seize opportunities to constantly innovate youth workers’ professional practices

– Combine arts, crafts and technology in educational contexts

– Boost female youth participation in educational workshops on digital science

Target Public

– Anyone with a passion for/interest in digital technologies, and interested in youth work

– Individuals active in the promotion of DIY and/or digital culture interested in running educational activities targeting young people

– Youth practitioners with an experience in maker education, or simply willing to launch educational workshops on this topic

Important Note

This training is part of a 2-phase programme. The second stage will take place in Bucharest, Romania, from April 22nd to April 28th 2019.

There will be a separate call for participants for that activity. Nonetheless, you will be able to re-apply for the second stage of Electronic textiles in youth work.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food are covered 100% and all costs relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the project coordinator

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are covered 100% up to the maximum reimbursement

  • 275 Eur for participants coming from UK, Latvia, Italy, Greece, Romania
  • 180 Eur for participants coming from France

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Digijeunes – Youth NGO

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Sewing a Network.pdf

Contact for questions:

Simone Ferrecchia

E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

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Training Course: Digitale

Dates: 13-25 February 2019

Venue: Grotkini, Lodz, Poland

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 30th November 2018

The training course explores one of the most inspiring ways to tell your story – digital storytelling.

General Description

“Digitale” aims at presenting the concept of the method of digital storytelling, developed by Joe and Dana at Berkeley and exploring the positive impact it can have when used as a method of working with youth on topics such as diversity and solidarity, as well as a method to present the results of youth work.

Quick info:
* Who: we are looking for activists, educators, youth workers, storytellers, writers and visual artists – artivists!
* Where from: Poland, France, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Latvia, Turkey and Romania
* Equipment needed: the project will require the participants to bring their smartphones and laptops with video editing programme installed
* Food, travel costs and accommodation are covered.
* Application process: apply before 30 November 2018 23:59 h CET; application results expected around 15. December

Participants profile:

Call for Educators, Youth Workers & Storytellers

*Note: With this call we are looking only for participants from: France, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Latvia and Romania. Places for the other countries are already full.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food are covered 100% and all costs relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the project coordinator

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are covered 100% up to the maximum reimbursement

  • France, Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Latvia, Turkey – 275 EUR
  • Spain, Portugal – 360 EUR

Participation fee

We are asking for a participation fee of 30 euros, which will be used to finance extra activities planned to enjoy the time together. More details will be discussed with selected participants.

Application

 

Organiser:

kobiety.lodz.pl – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

Nomadways – Youth NGO

Phone: +48 505827779

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Digitale.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marta Skorczyńska

E-Mail: projects.kobiety@gmail.com

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Conference KA2 Now: Innovation in Youth Work

Dates: 20-22 February 2019

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are up to 130 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 9th December 2018

After 5 years of Erasmus+ Youth, a lot of impactful outputs and good practices in the field of Youth have been developed under KA2 Strategic Partnerships.

General Description

These projects brought together partners from different fields to cooperate in the development of innovative solutions for youth work, youth workers and organisations and created unique synergies across Europe.

KA2 Now stands for „Innovation in Youth Work“ and will be the first conference in the history of Erasmus+ Youth, to bring together different actors representing innovative KA2 projects in the youth field.

For two and half days, Berlin will be the place to discover many of these projects (more than 30!) and their results, have the possibility to share experiences, to disseminate results and network with others.

All this, combined with inspiring speakers and time for quality conversations about Innovation in the Youth Sector with your peers. You can´t miss it.

The conference is organised in cooperation with the Erasmus+ Youth National Agencies of Belgium-Flanders, Estonia and Germany.

It will take place from the 20th of February to the 22nd of February 2019, Alte Börse Marzahn in Berlin,

Main aim of the conference:
To highlight Erasmus+ Youth as a tool to support innovation in the field of youth with a strong focus on Strategic Partnerships.

Objectives:

  • to explore what innovation means in the Youth Field, in particular in Youth Work;
  • to share and explore examples of projects that strive for innovation; and give space for dissemination the tools and materials produced from the KA2 projects present
  • to discuss the trends and challenges in the youth field that demand innovation;
  • to promote networking in order to create synergies between participants/ organisations/projects.

Profile of participants:

  • KA2 project beneficiaries from coordinating and partner organisations from the past 5 years
  • Stakeholders, which have accompanied projects
  • KA2 existing partnerships, i.e. 2 organisations per Strategic Partnership
  • KA2 officers from National Agencies
  • Youth Policy Makers
  • KA2 projects – applications, which not have been granted

For this conference approx. 30 to 40 KA2 projects will be selected to present their results in a “project fair”, some of these will also be invited to present their project in plenary. All project descriptions will be found in the conference documentation.

You can apply for this conference if you:

  • Are involved in an ongoing KA2 project with relevant outputs completed or nearly completed;
  • Were involved in a completed KA2 project;
  • Are willing to share your results with a wider community;
  • Have developed an innovative approach or solution in the field of Youth, through a KA2 project;

The Facilitators of KA2 Now:

Anita Silva, Portugal and Tomáš Pešek, Slovak Republic

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth 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 country to country.

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth 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. Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs.

After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Application

Organiser:

National Agencies: Jugend für Europa, Jint & SA Archimedes, Nordplus – National Agency

Phone: +49 941 6965 12 80

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack KA2 Now.pdf

Contact for questions:

Valentum Kommunikation

E-Mail: jfe@valentum.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.

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Partnership building Activity: ALL included

Dates: 12-20 January 2019

Venue: Sępólno Krajeńskie, Poland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania

Application deadline: 3rd December 2018

The main idea of this Contact Making Event is to gather 24 teachers, social/youth workers who work with young people with disabilities and wish to meet other colleagues in order to develop Youth Exchange project within Erasmus+ for their youngsters.

General Description

Young people with special needs – thus also disabilities – are one of the priority target groups for youth exchanges but in practice we observe that there are very few organizations that know how and involve youngsters with disabilities in the projects.

Taking part in this CME can give you the chance to develop Youth Exchange project and, later on, to host an international group in your community or give some youngsters from your community the chance to participate in the exchange in some other country.

The objectives or this CME are:

– To build the trust among participants and let them get to know each other closer so that personal and professional connection serves as a basis for stable partnership in the future youth exchange projects;

– To share the challenges, needs and interests of young people in their communities and explore how these could serve as basis for developing youth exchange ideas;

– To build participants’ understanding about the crucial quality criteria in E+ youth exchanges, paying special focus on youth participation, inclusion, intercultural dialogue and learning dimension and motivate youth leaders to become promoters of these common values among their young people;

– To develop Concrete YE Ideas that could be applied for the nearest deadlines to E+ programme and implemented.

IF you want to find out how youth exchanges work and to have the space to sit down with potential partners and work on YOUR youth exchange idea that you could later on apply for and implement, this is a project for you!!!

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food are covered 100% and all costs relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the project coordinator

Travel expenses will be reimbursed at flat rates depending on travel distance according to Erasmus+ rules.

Participants from:

– Latvia, Croatia, Italy, Romania, Greece – will be reimbursed up to 275 euros per person;

– Portugal – up to 360 euros per person;

– Lithuania – up to 180 euros per person;

– Poland – no travel reimbursement.

Application

 

Organiser:

Stowarzyszenie “Dorośli – Dzieciom” – Youth NGO

Phone: +48 600062665

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack All Included.pdf

Contact for questions:

Daniel Wargin

E-Mail: daniello13@wp.pl