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Training Course: Action2Learn

Dates: 24 September – 4 October 2018

Venue: Vadul Lui Voda, Moldova

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Denmark, Italy, Moldova, Romania

Application deadline: 30th July 2018

A Training Course to give youth leaders skills, information, tools and methods, relevant for improving their work in facilitating volunteerism and promoting volunteering among youth in their respective countries.

General Description

The training course will give youth leaders skills, information, tools and methods, relevant for improving their work in facilitating volunteerism and promoting volunteering among youth in their respective countries.

The activity will bring 30 youth workers from Denmark, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey.

The objectives of “Action 2 Learn” projects are:

• To Identify EU and local youth volunteering trends, similarities, differences and challenges.
• To Raise awareness on youth volunteerism and its associated benefits.
• To Identify and promote common youth volunteering policies, strategies, and approaches for EU and neighbouring regions
• To Improve competencies of youth organisations and youth workers in supporting and facilitating youth volunteerism.

If you are a youth leader from one of the eligble countries and wish to apply for this project, we kindly asky you to contact our project partners in your country before submitting an application. To recieve the contact details, write to daniel@intercollege.info

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Costs

 

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

All accomodation and meals are covered.

The EU contribution for the travel expenses per participant is as follows:
Denmark, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey 275€
Romania, Ukraine (if travelling over 100km from home to the venue) 180€
Moldova (if traveling over 10km from home to the venue) 20€

Participants shall be reimbursed for their travel expenses up to the amount available for their countries and no more than their real costs.

The reimbursements will be made through bank transfers within 45 days after the organizer have received the original documentation by post.

Additionally, the reimbursement will be performed only if the following conditions are met:
1. Participants submit their individual participant report as requested by the European Commission through the Mobility Tool;
2. Participants and their sending organizations send the organizers a proof of dissemination activities.

Application

 

Organizer:

FORA Hvidovre – NGO

Co-organizer:

InterCollege – NGO

Phone: +4552728262

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Action2Learn.pdf

Contact for questions:

Daniel Shillcock

E-Mail: daniel@intercollege.info

Leeds

Training Course Impact+: Seminar for Vocational Education & Training

Dates: 8-9 October 2018

Venue: The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 24th August 2018

The seminar will equip participants with the skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities. Participants will learn how to use the Impact+ Exercise to explore, understand, prioritise and disseminate the impact of their activities.

General Description

The seminar aims to contribute to the evidence-based analysis of project results. It will do this by equipping participants with the skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities.

Ultimately, this will improve the quality of the evidence base for Erasmus+. Content will focus on learning how to use the UK NAs Impact+ Exercise.

The main objectives are:
• To help beneficiaries understand the concept of impact assessment.
• To train beneficiaries so that they are able to identify their project impact and outcomes, develop suitable indicators, and identify suitable data sources.
• To help beneficiaries use impact evidence in their dissemination by identifying relevant audiences, stakeholders and communication mechanisms.

The seminar will include a number of practical group exercises designed to familiarise participants with
(i) the stages of the Impact+ Exercise and
(ii) identifying and targeting relevant stakeholders.

Participants will not complete the Impact+ Exercise for their project during the seminar. The seminar will provide them with the skills to facilitate a discussion and complete the Exercise with their project partners.

We intend to offer a short 1-2-1 support session to participants after the seminar to discuss individual project questions. This may involve advice or comments on work done to date by the project.

Participants will also be contacted 4-6 months after the seminar to participate in a research project about the impact of the seminar on individual and project impact assessment.

The seminar targets current KA2 VET (Vocational Education & Training) beneficiaries funded under the 2018 Call. Previous experience has shown that the workshop is most useful when introduced early in a project lifecycle. Participants should be new or relatively inexperienced in impact assessment / evaluation.

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Costs

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

UK NA at Ecorys UK will cover the cost of accommodation in a single room for one night (or two if necessary), all planned meals, cultural activities and materials for the seminar.

Any additional nights accommodation should be arranged and paid for by the participants themselves.

Travel costs to be covered by the sending NA

Application

Organizer:

Ecorys UK – National Agency

Phone: 07772 201 006

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Catherine Lecavalier

E-Mail: Catherine.Lacavalier@ecorys.com

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. All in. Austria

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Training Course: ALL IN

Dates: 12-19 August 2018

Venue: Deutschlandsberg, Austria

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 28th July 2018

The training “ALL IN” is designed to test developed training modules about “inclusive youth work” on international level & give participants space & time to gain practical & theoretical knowledge what “inclusive youth work” means in reality.

General Description

Aim & Objectives:
This youth workers and youth leader’s mobility foresees implementation and testing of created Training Modules about “inclusive youth work” on international level with aim to give participants space & time to gain practical & theoretical knowledge what “inclusive youth work” means and how to implement it in ones work and activities.

Objectives:
– To increase knowledge & competences about inclusive youth work;
– To provide concrete tools & methods in “inclusive youth work area” in projects/activities/NGO work;
– To inspire & stimulate participants to adopt more inclusive approach in their work;
– To provide space & facilitation to exchange experience & practices within the participants group;
– To strengthen the collaboration & cooperation on European level;
– To test created Modules at international level.

ALL IN training modules:
Module 1 – Introduction to inclusive youth work (basics of youth work, intersectionality, exploring definitions of marginalized groups, diversity, inclusion, etc.)
Module 2 – Practising inclusively (social identity, inclusive youth work and youth workers, resilience in youth work, planning own inclusive work)
Module 3 – Learning more about inclusion (exploring topic deeper based on individual and group needs)
Module 4 – Embedding inclusive practice (strategy planning and implementation, management of inclusive youth work, etc.).

Additionally Modules are supported by online learning platform, which includes relevant materials, online trainers support, online peer support, etc. It is also foreseen that participants engage themselves in individual learning before, during and after participation in Module’s sessions.

All course follows principles of non formal education based on ALL IN objectives and participant’s needs and expectations. The training method is based on learning by experience, reflection and learning outcomes of it.

ALL IN project “definition” of Inclusion:
Inclusion is the conscious and purposeful creation of an intersectional environment in which every person is valued, connected and engaged. People have control of their own support and making their own decisions.

That means everybody gets the support they need in the way they want it. When people choose to participate, they do so without experiencing restrictions or limitations of any kind, including prejudice and discrimination.

To achieve inclusion, we must consistently disrupt traditionally accepted constructions. This means being open and willing to challenge and change our own behaviours and views, as well as the spaces and organisations around us.

Profile of participants:

Participants of this Mobility should meet the following criteria:
– youth workers, youth leaders and volunteers, other persons involved in youth work that work with young people, but want to make their work more inclusive and who want to be actively engaged with this theme
– a person who is already experienced about youth work itself (as professional or volunteer), he/she, knows tools and activities and she/he would like to be involved in a long–term perspectives in youth fields through the activities of promoter NGO’s
– are willing to develop their competences in field of inclusive youth work and share their knowledge, skills and experiences with other participants
– would like to get practical and theoretical knowledge, how to create their work more inclusive towards people with and without fewer opportunities
– are able to communicate in English
– are at least 18 years old

– are motivated to be fully involved in preparation process (homework’s, self assessment) and attend at least 98% of the Training
– are motivated to take part in after Training (evaluation, self assessment, etc.)
– as this Training is a part of testing quality of designed Modules, participants should be motivated to take part in extra evaluation activities (during the Training and online) before and after the Training (questionnaires, interviews, etc.)

NOTE: The Training will meet necessary accessibility standards and is available also for disabled participants. If participants during this event need assistance or have other disability related needs, you must tell us in advance, that we can organize everything to meet their needs.
During the training course there will be possibility to have local assistance if it is necessary.

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Costs

 

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

1) We will reimburse travel costs of participants according to the lump sum based on distance calculator (if the travel costs are higher than a lump sum, participant or partner organization should cover the difference) during the training course (except participants, who requested bank transfer after training), when we will get copies of tickets and bills and boarding passes
Lump sum calculated per person – 275 EUR

2) Accommodation and meals, as well working material will be covered from the budget of the project.

3) There is no participation fee foreseen

Application

Youth In Progress Austria – NGO

Phone: 004369915019706

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack All In.pdf

Contact for questions:

Inga Baltina

E-Mail: yip.austria@yip-info.org

Birmingham

Training Course: Impact+ Seminar for Adult Education

Dates: 19-20 September 2018

Venue: The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 17th August 2018

The seminar will equip participants with the skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities. Participants will learn how to use the Impact+ Exercise to explore, understand, prioritise and disseminate the impact of their activities.

General Description

The seminar aims to contribute to the evidence-based analysis of project results. It will do this by equipping participants with the skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities. Ultimately, this will improve the quality of the evidence base for Erasmus+.

Content will focus on learning how to use the UK NAs Impact+ Exercise:

The main objectives are:
• To help beneficiaries understand the concept of impact assessment.
• To train beneficiaries so that they are able to identify their project impact and outcomes, develop suitable indicators, and identify suitable data sources.
• To help beneficiaries use impact evidence in their dissemination by identifying relevant audiences, stakeholders and communication mechanisms.

The seminar will include a number of practical group exercises designed to familiarise participants with:
(i) the stages of the Impact+ Exercise and
(ii) identifying and targeting relevant stakeholders.

Participants will not complete the Impact+ Exercise for their project during the seminar. The seminar will provide them with the skills to facilitate a discussion and complete the Exercise with their project partners.

We intend to offer a short 1-2-1 support session to participants after the seminar to discuss individual project questions. This may involve advice or comments on work done to date by the project.

Participants will also be contacted 4-6 months after the seminar to participate in a research project about the impact of the seminar on individual and project impact assessment.

The seminar targets current KA2 Adult Education beneficiaries funded under the 2018 Call. Previous experience has shown that the workshop is most useful when introduced early in a project lifecycle. Participants should be new or relatively inexperienced in impact assessment / evaluation.

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Costs

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

UK NA at Ecorys UK will cover the cost of accommodation in a single room for one night (or two if necessary), all planned meals, cultural activities and materials for the seminar.

Any additional nights accommodation should be arranged and paid for by the participants themselves.

Travel costs to be covered by the sending NA

Application

Organizer:

Ecorys UK – National Agency

Phone: 07772 201 006

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Catherine Lecavalier

E-Mail: Catherine.Lacavalier@ecorys.com

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 Active Nonviolence: peace begins with you(th)

Dates: 17-23 September 2018

Venue: Keeken, Germany

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 1st August 2018

This is a project that includes a training, but also webinars and an follow-up implementation phase. Youth workers will gain knowledge, insights and skills in Conflict Transformation, Social Change, and Peacebuilding.

General Description

“Active Nonviolence: peace begins with you(th)” has the aims to: empower youth workers by knowledge, insights and skills to prevent violent escalation of conflicts, transform conflicts and engage in (inter-cultural) peaceful interactions and relations, increase the capacity and collaboration of Peace Builders in Europe, and impact society and support one another to sustain the motivation to be a Peace Builder.

The project has three phases. Online Learning, Training Course and Follow-up.

After a few webinars we will host youth workers from 5 different countries, to improve their skills in conflict transformation and nonviolent activism.

We will do different exercises and role plays and develop projects to address a social issue (something participants choose). You will implement it after the training and the trainers will support you with advice.

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Costs

 

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

All accomodation and meals are covered. Travel costs (of any means of transportation) to and from your home to the venue (and no additional detours!) are covered up to the following maxima:

– Turkey: €360 (incl. visa costs)
– Norway: for > 2000km (e.g. Tromso) €360, and for less (e.g. Oslo) €275.
– Poland: €360 (same as above)
– Romania: €275
– Spain: €275
– Netherlands: for >100km €180, less €20

Participation fee: 60 euro* (scholarships available).

Application

 

Organizer:

Stichting voor Actieve Geweldloosheid / Towards a Nonviolent World – NGO

Phone: +31619810891

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Art of Changing

Dates: 20-30 September 2018

Venue: Avrig, Sibiu, Romania

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 15th August 2018

In this training course you will acquire skills to use Coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming approach to work with young people, young adults on personal performance, goals, overcoming inner obstacles. Boosting your understanding of the mind works.

General Description

The main aim is to equip youth workers with coaching and NLP methods and techniques, increasing their ability of supporting the youth in their communities. This ability is improved as NLP offers flexibility, creativity and proven results in empowerment, higher self-esteem, motivation, selfawareness, and clarity of purpose among the youth.

We will measure the results of the project with different instruments, the most important are the coaching logs that you will use to note key aspects of the BLP coaching sessions and workshops you undertake between the TCs.

The two mobilities are delivering two linked courses: in the first one (20-30 Sept) you are developing your knowledge and skill in the application of NLP and coaching methods. These will be practiced in between the two TCs with specific tasks.

The second mobility (19-29 Nov) will bring a deeper understanding on how these methods can be of further help into creating activities, and working more effectively with youth groups within the community.

The Methods

Art of Changing will involve 18 youth workers in workshops, activities, reflections and evaluations held with non-formal, learning by doing and direct experience methods.

The majority of tools and techniques can be used within one-to-one, group and organizational setting, and at the end of each activity, in the debriefing sessions, the group together with the trainer/facilitator will clarify how, what and where these methods can be deployed.

The Objectives:

1. Developing practical knowledge, competences and abilities of 24 youth workers of the participating NGOs on acquiring the foundation principles of coaching & NLP in order to act and overcome any issue caused by an internal pressing inner states.

2. Exchanging good practices and insights acquired in TC1 and through the own experience of youth workers to gain further depth of their learning when working disadvantaged and fewer opportunities youth towards gaining self-control, developing life skills, emotional development, awareness and clarity.

3. Improving the youth worker’s skills for developing the organisational capacity of the partner NGOs by deploying the techniques and methods acquired for better supporting the purpose, mission, activity and impact of the organisations.

The Training is for you if:
– You are a registered resident of Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Romania
– You are a volunteer, youth worker (young activist, peer educator, mentor, coach, trainer..), NGO staff (NGO manager or colleague, leader, office staff.) or representative of formal education
– You want to improve your personal and professional competences and work on your coaching and NLP skills
– You are willing to live, learn, play, inquire, reflect, experiment and explore in a multicultural group
– You are ready to take part in two intensive Training programmes
– You are able to work in English (medium to advanced)
– You are highly motivated and willing to actively participate during the both two training courses.

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Costs

 

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

What is covered:
– accommodation and meals
– travel costs up to the limit

Travel costs are going to be reimbursed with the following limits:
– 275 € for Italy, Poland and Slovakia
– 180 € for Bulgaria and Hungary
– 20 € for Romania

What you cover:
participants’ contribution: 250€
– travel costs above the limit

Application

 

Organizer:

Friends of Romanian Children – NGO

Phone: +40740072417

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vlad Grigoras

E-Mail: vl.grigoras@gmail.com

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EVS: International Community for Development

This is a registered Short Term EVS !

Dates: 1st August 2018 – 28th September 2018 (2 months)

Venue: Latinovac, Municipality of Čaglin, Croatia

Eligible is 1 participant coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 20th July 2018

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Voluntary Service provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.

Description

To begin with, thank you for your interest and taking into consideration to come to Croatia, do your EVS here and give your contribution to this Project and rural development. Herewith, we kindly would like to give you some basic information about our way of living.

This ”call for applicants” serves as a means to provide you with valuable insights and information prior deciding to come to Latinovac, Croatia.

The overall objective of the project is to create a sustainable community with all its diversity, to develop rural areas and to improve the quality of life of local people.

Specific objectives:
– To educate youth and local people about permaculture (theory and practice), sustainability, eco-building, food production etc.
– To help in the community at seasonal work during the summer
– To develop hiking and cycling routes and promote them among the area
– To support and develop community spirit, by helping each other and promoting activism
– To promote mobility projects among youngsters, being the EVS volunteers an example of it
– To highlight Latinovac into a bigger community, involving new people into community development
– To create educational and entertainment activities for the local community
– To support solidarity and community spirit, learning from intergenerational and intercultural exchange and mutual understanding about the community; on this way we decrease prejudices and stereotypes
– To promote European values such as professional growth, activism, solidarity etc
– To help the volunteers to self-develop themselves through their personal projects

Specific Activities:
– Promotion and education of permaculture. Practice in local properties, gardening, waste management and recycling, eco-building etc
– Help in the community
– Promotion and education of recycling
– Healthy lifestyle education. Healthy food workshops, gardening, international recopies, hiking & cycling etc
– Intercultural exchange. Intercultural events involving the local community
– Fall Fest
– Volunteer’s personal projects

All activities will be based upon an educational and practical part, responding to the principle of lifelong learning. The goal our organization pursues is to contribute to the community development as such, connect and network with local people, attempting to create possibilities for better life and future, providing higher quality of living for both generations.

Examples to achieve this are for instance different projects, social and small entrepreneurship and sustainable living education.

Latinovac is one of the smallest villages in Croatia, located in Easter part. It is part of the municipality of Čaglin with approximately 60 inhabitants. This municipality is on the eastern part of the county of Pozesko-slavonska. What is striking however is a constant decrease of local population from 312 inhabitants in 1961 to currently 60 in 2015.

This area is characterized by outstanding beautiful nature reserve and protected areas. The area illustrates enormous potential for development. As the number of inhabitants already indicates, Latinovac is a very little village and “somewhere in the middle of nowhere”. We don’t have lighting on the streets; there are no shops or anything similar in our lovely village. The closest shop is in Čaglin, approximately 3km distance reachable by walking. However, there are two mini mobile shops passing through Latinovac twice a day providing basic products.

The major challenges that our village is facing are:
– The abandonment and extinction of the village leading to declining population
– Low economic activity causing young people to move away and search for better career and educational possibilities out of Latinovac
– Passivity among the younger and older generations

Accommodation
If you agree to come and do your EV here, you should be open minded towards your hosting country and culture. Things are not better, worse, right or wrong, things are just done differently.

Volunteers are going to live in the village Latinovac, being the Eko Centar Latinovac part of it. Volunteers will be hosted in the village and live together with villagers in their houses. These are valuable experiences; the accommodation is simple and not exclusive. This means that you should be willing to share room, toilet and bathroom with other volunteers.

Simple accommodation means that you will be provided with bed, pillow, sheets, duvets and blankets, furniture heating and warm water. Upon you arrival we will arrange your sleeping place and provide you with the points mentioned above.
If you wish, you can bring your sleeping bag or your favorite pillow.

Working time
Volunteers are expected to work 5 days per week and 6 hours per day according to the EVS Charter, having 2 free consecutive days.

Volunteer’s profile
Volunteers should be interested in environment, sustainable development, permaculture, cultural differences, living in rural area.
As well, they should be creative, communicative, open minded about differences, willing to live in rural area and to share knowledge and information about their culture and their country. Team players, with community spirit, active participants, adaptable and willing to work on promotion of mobility and the project in social media.
To have a successful EVS it is important that volunteers have self-initiative in order to develop their personal projects and have a real impact.

The volunteer will be working within an international group of 15 volunteers, coming from: Slovakia, Italy, Bulgaria, Portugal, Poland, Greece and Spain

You are already interested to apply for this EVS project? Then send us your resume (cv), at: yia18plus@gmail.com

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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).

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

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

  • Monthly allowance: 255 euro* for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

*Food is covered by the hosting organisation, they will buy the ingredients and 3 meals per day will be prepared (in agreement with the volunteer). Volunteers will help in the preparation of the food, and we are happy to exchange recipes and ideas with you.

-The food in the Eko Centar is mostly vegetarian

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with EKO Centar, Latinovac – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (17-30), residents of Greece.