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Training Course: The Changemakers

Dates: 26 April – 3 May 2018

Venue: Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania

Eligible are 30 participant coming from: Estonia, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 1st March 2018

TC on active citizenship. The scope of the project is to equip youth workers with the necessary competences to run educational programs in order to raise the level of active participation among young people in their communities.

General Description

Schools are supposed to encourage active participation of youth in their communities. However under the burden of curricula and the lack of interest of young people they cannot succeed in an optimal way.

Moreover, many families do not educate their children in civic awareness but on the contrary encourage their children to initiate civic actions only in exchange of financial rewards.

Thus young people develop negative attitudes towards voluntary active participation which leads to massive underdevelopment of their communities. The short term effects are an increased passivity about the problems of their environment, weak engagement in finding solutions for community problems and youngsters lacking practical and non-formal social education.

On the long term this leads to passive adults who are not willing to bring their unique contribution to the development of their community, and further to their society. And to make it worse, this phenomenon eventually increases through the absence of people who could serve as role models.

This all illustrates the importance of youth workers in creating active citizenship. Through their skills they provide new perspectives, ways of learning and motivation, they complement young people’s education with competences that are not developed in school settings, they offer young people oriented support, opportunities for non-formal learning, access to information and opportunities for positive integration in the local community.

The scope of the project is to equip youth workers with the necessary competences to run educational programs in order to raise the level of active participation among young people in their communities.

Our objectives with this training are:
– To undertake a learning journey on active participation
– To understand and explore NFE learning principles, tools, methods and instruments;
– To upgrade the experience of a European dimension for the participants;
– To raise participants’ awareness about their own self development and their roles as youth workers;

– To provide participants with practical tools, methods and instruments which will ensure their effectiveness when designing educational programs centered on active participation;
– To enable participants to acquire skills related to leadership, communication, critical thinking and tolerance in the context of European active participation;
– To empower participants to understand their active participation leads to change;
– To share examples of good practice from the partner countries;
– To encourage participant reflect on their own learning process.

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Costs

 

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

The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and program-related costs. Food and accommodation is covered 100% for all the participants.

In accordance with EU regulations, we will be able to reimburse your travel costs up to the following maximum amount:

Portugal: 360 EUR
Estonia, Germany, Greece, Slovenia & Lithuania: 275 EUR
Romania: 20 EUR

There is an additional participation fee of 20 EUR.

Application

 

Organizer:

Friedenskreis Halle e.V., Germany – NGO

Co-organizer:

Youthopolis – Adina Stoleriu – NGO

Phone: +49 162 1510 686

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Gerolf Mosemann

Skype: gfm200315

Mobile: +49 162 1510 686

E-Mail: gerolf.mosemann@gmail.com

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Conference: Marginalization and Ostracism of the Roma in the past and today

Dates: 25-28 April 2018

Venue: FYROM

Eligible are 25 participant coming from: Albania, Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th March 2018

Knowledge of the history of Europe is necessary to be able to interpret the different perceptions of current events. The knowledge that the citizens should acquire in order to be aware of a relationship between current events and processes in the past is not primarily based on simple facts and dates but also on knowledge of basic structures, the economic and social situation, and political systems.

General Description

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In many totalitarian countries minorities were not considered of the perfect race, or did not fit into the ideology of the totalitarian societies. The Roma were seen by the Nazis as being inferior, they were not as good a human being as the superior race and in October 1939 all Roma were ordered to be sent to concentration camps.

During this period, Roma were subjected to genocide and totally denied of their civil rights. All these years, it was not spoken much about the Roma and Sinti Holocaust during the World War II. Discrimination against them and violation of their rights are still prevalent in today’s Europe.

Methodology

As a final project event it will reflect upon the already done activities. International and local activities related to the topic within and outside the project will be presented as good practices. On the other hand input by trainers, expert is expected to give introduction to the Roma Holocaust and HRE topic.

The methodology is based on NFE methods: using manuals such as: Right to Remember, T-Kit-Social Inclusion, Compass etc. groups work, brainstorming, wall writing, association game, discussion, debate, simulation, audiovisual techniques.

The project gives a high priority to youth participation from the preparatory to the evaluation process, in particular that the participants can shape the program based on their own needs and interests.

Aim & Objectives

The aim of the training is to raise awareness about the Roma Holocaust and Human Rights Education stimulating the critical thinking and debate of young people, their reflection and understanding of history and antigipsysm.

To reach the general aim of the TC, the objectives are:
• Raise involvement of Roma and non-Roma citizens in European debate on Roma
Inclusion;
• Sent key points to the stakeholders: Roma civic and democratic participation is
necessary for greater Roma inclusion and better future perspectives in Europe
• Roma and non-Roma volunteers and activists, sharing their grassroots engagement
and practices;
• Build alliances of Roma organizations to the established stakeholders

Profile of the Participants

Present will be Roma and non-Roma youth leaders, activists, multipliers, and volunteers who are working with young and/or Roma youth.

Participants must also:

• be familiar with the situation and challenges of the Roma community in their country
• be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, anti-discrimination work, human rights and to share their experiences with other participants
• be aged 18 –
• be committed to attend for the full duration of the course
• be able to work in English
• be resident in one of the EU countries, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia.

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Costs

 

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

The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and any program-related costs. Travel costs are reimbursed during the seminar or afterwards by bank transfer based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets), based on the cheapest means and up to a certain amount:

– Western Europe max. 250 Euro,
– Central and Eastern Europe max 200 €;
– Albania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina: return bus ticket price

Cheaper tickets will be one of the criteria in selection process.

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

Roma Youth Center – NGO

Phone: +38971376260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Marginalization & Ostracism.pdf

Contact for questions:

Anife Sabedinovska

E-Mail: info.marandost@gmail.com

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Training Course: Fostering youth activity for sustainable tourism development

Dates: 22-26 October 2018

Venue: Floriana, Malta

Eligible are 15 participant coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 8th September 2018

This is a course for youth workers and youth leaders on how to help youths develop activities that support the development of sustainable tourism practices. The course will also cover aspects of entrepreneurship.

General Description

This is a 5 day course which includes lessons, visits and activities and is intended for youth workers and leaders who motivate and lead youths interested in setting up their own business or who develop activities in their own area.

The course will be delivered by experts including psychologists, youth workers and professors. Some hands on activities are also included in the programme. We will together visit the beautiful island of Gozo and the amazing Dingli cliffs.

At the end of the course the delegates will have a good knowledge of:

– The definition and objectives of sustainable tourism development
– Activities that contribute to sustainable development
– Quality standards in sustainable tourism practices

The delegates will have a good insight into what Malta and Gozo have to offer in terms of tourism.

The course will also give ample examples of good practices from Malta and abroad about sustainable tourism.

During the course delegates will be given information about youth entrepreneurship including innovative ideas which can motivate young people to set up on their own.

There will be a maximum of 15 delegates on this programme.

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Costs

 

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

The delegates are expected to make their own travel arrangements. Today Malta is accessible from most European capital city airports and many others.

Low cost flights mean that travel costs for this programme are not expensive if booked in advance.

The fee for the course including course material, lectures, certificates and visits is Euro 280.

Accommodation can be arranged and we offer a good choice of hostels and hotels near the training venue.

Application

 

Organizer:

Future Focus – NGO

Co-organizer:

Malta Exercise Health and Fitness Association – NGO

Phone: +356 21225884

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Rosanne Galea

E-Mail: r.galea@futurefocus.com.mt

Further details can be obtained from:

Future Focus Ltd

info@futurefocus.com.mt

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Training Course on Innovative Tools for Youth Workers: Future Labs

Dates: 13-19 May 2018

Venue: Slovak Republic

Eligible are 19 participant coming from: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia

Application deadline: 15th March 2018

In youth work, new tools are constantly needed in order to keep up with fast global changes, support youth participation in society, active citizenship and to prevent new forms of social exclusion.

Description

Many youth workers, trainers and educators struggle with the ways how to approach these topics, and new responses are urgently needed. This need for innovation in the field is also a political priority: in 2016, Innovation in Youth work was one of the priorities set by the EU presidency.

In that framework the specific objectives for this training are:

Objectives

To explore the concepts of creativity and Innovation in Youth Work;
To capacitate youth workers in innovative approaches namely: Art of Hosting, Design Thinking, Clowning, Improv and Learning Experience Design;
To test new approaches with young people in a collaborative manner;
To evaluate, adapt and spread the tools learned and tested in the european youth work community.

Profile of Participants

  • Active youth workers (working regularly with youth for 2 years minimum, in a Youth work structure or group, preferably with young people with fewer opportunities);
  • Motivated to experiment and innovate in their daily work, by implementing new tools;
  • Available to test the methods learned and give structured feedback to the organisers.
  • Motivated to share the newly gained competences with their other youth workers.

Methodology

The program will be based in the principles of Non Formal Learning. Activities will be mostly experiential and interactive. Sessions will be built around group exercises, games and looking at study cases.

Participants are expected not only to learn the tools presented but also to envisage their practical application and plan concrete ways to implement them with their young people.

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Costs

 

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

The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and program-related costs.

Travel costs will be reimbursed after the training course by all partners based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets).

The amount will be paid according to distance band up to:
Participants from CZ, SL: 180 €
Participants from IT, FI :275 €
Participants from PT: 360 €
Participants from SK: 80 €

All detailed instructions will be explained to selected participants.

There’s no participation fee for this project. All participants must have valid insurance.

Application

 

Organizer:

YouthWatch – NGO

Co-organizer:

HUMAK – NGO

Phone: 00421 944 732 320/0947 967 02 912

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Future Lab Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

Alena Tomanová

E-Mail: saxana.pk@gmail.com

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Training Course: Volunteer Path Guide

Dates: 23 May – 2 June 2018

Venue: Dospat, Bulgaria

Eligible are 27 participant coming from: Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 1st March 2018

A great training course about personal development, coaching, communication and non-formal tools.

Description

With this training we would like to give you space and support to work on these “hot potatoes”. It offers the opportunity to discover good practices in communication.

The objective of the training course is to increase the quality of youth work, by focusing on coaching and mentoring of volunteers.

The training is based on informal learning (from each other’s learning experience) and on experimental learning (learning by doing).

In order to successfully disseminate and exploit project results, organisations involved in Erasmus+ projects are required to plan effective communication activities when designing and implementing their project.

The training will bring together Erasmus+ Youth in Action beneficiaries to learn from practical exercises, to understand the overall communication process and develop competences, as well as to learn strategic communication planning.

Aims & Objectives:
• to help you design communication and dissemination activities adjusted to your projects, target groups, scope of activities;
• to develop your knowledge and understanding necessary to implement communication and multiplication strategies efficiently;
• to share good practices;
• to provide opportunities, space and frames for you to experiment on possible relevant tools and methods during the training.

The course focuses on Systemic work (the relationship between individuals and their environment) and on Coaching (which allows one persons to develop the capacity of self-questioning and find answers to personal needs).

It also focuses on somatic work, which means communication, creating connection, emotional management through a non-verbal management.

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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

1. The travel will be reimbursed as following:
From Bulgaria: maximum of 180€
From Romania: maximum of 275€
From Spain: maximum of 360€

From Poland: maximum of 275€
From Portugal: maximum of 820€
From Germany: maximum of 275€
From Greece: maximum of 180€
From Hungary: maximum of 275€

2. Accommodation and food will be provided by the organizers at the Hotel Emilia, city of Dospat, Bulgaria.

3. The participation fee is 60 Euros.

Application

 

Organizer:

Synergy Bulgaria – NGO

Phone: +40748939309

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Paula Lorena Sabou

E-Mail: info@synergybulgaria.com

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Training Course: The Incubator – less WORK for more IMPACT

Dates: 13-16 April 2018

Venue: De Glind, Netherlands

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

Application deadline: 28th February 2018

This training course aims to support the youth field to identify and understand how the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme can be used to achieve a desired local social change and transformation.

General Description

Objectives

-Understanding the value and position of an Erasmus+ Youth in Action activity as a tool within a long term educational process.
-Designing a strategical educational process, starting from the assessed needs towards the desired impact.

-Understanding the support function of Erasmus+ Youth in Action in educational processes with young people.
-Working towards concrete impact on individual/organisational/community level.
– A better understanding of the ‘how and why’ of needs analysis.

Participants: profile & number
– 25 to 30 participants
– youth workers (professional and volunteer), youth leaders and decision makers in the field of youth
– the course is open for newcomers and participants with experience in one particular Key action. The course is not designed for youth workers with extensive experience in Erasmus+ Youth in Action
– the course is open for two participants from the same organisations (e.g. a youth worker and a decision maker/board member) in order to increase the chance to implement the developed strategy back home. If you want to participate with two, please justify this in the application form.

Flow of the training process
Identified needs:
– Projects under Erasmus+ Youth in Action are not always coming from real needs of the local community.
– Needs assessment is often done by the person in charge of the project, without involving target groups, peers, board members or other stakeholders.
– The impact of Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects is often limited and not monitored in a long-term perspective.
– Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects are often additional/extra work and are not always connected with the educational aims and objectives of the beneficiaries.

Expected impact:
– Participants will be able to use Erasmus+ Youth in Action as a toolbox that contributes to the educational objectives of their organisation and their daily work. Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects are not the final product, but are/can be part of a local kick off for change and new local initiatives.
– Participants will design projects coming from identified needs in their local community, and focus on concrete outcomes and long term impact (on individual/organisational/community level).

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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.

For NAs: this is a 2017 TCA activity

Application

 

Organizer:

Erasmus+ Youth Netherlands – National Agency

Phone: 0031 30 2306508

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mireille Unger

E-Mail: m.unger@nji.nl

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: Enterprise your daily life!

Dates: 18-23 May 2018

Venue: Cyprus

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

Application deadline: 11th March 2018

A training course aiming at strengthening the capacity of youth workers in developing the entrepreneurial potential of young people, as to enable them to adopt a proactive approach in their personal, civic and professional life.

General Description

In a constantly changing environment, having entrepreneurial skills is an essential part of being able to meet the challenges of everyday life. The dramatic changes in global economies over the past years have been matched with the transformation in technology and all these have an impact on education, the workplace, our home and our social life.

To cope with the increasing pace and change of modern life, young people need entrepreneurial skills such as flexibility, taking initiatives, assertiveness, self-awareness and many more. These skills can not only boost their personal, professional and socio-economical development but also, reduce, or even eliminate youth unemployment, and raise both the social inclusion and the quality of life of young people.

Realising how important entrepreneurial skills are, youth workers need to know how to support young people in developing them. A youth worker is expected to possess a set of methods and tools in order to facilitate the development of these skills. Youth workers need to be equipped with the appropriate knowledge, information and tools and this training has been set up to support youth workers in this.

If you are a youth worker who wants to know how to support young people develop and use their entrepreneurial skills, then this training will be very useful for you.

Aim:
This TC aims at strengthening the capacity of youth workers in developing the entrepreneurial potential of young people, as to enable them to adopt a proactive approach in their personal, civic and professional life.

Objectives:
• To explore and clarify the concept of entrepreneurship in a broad sense and raise awareness on the importance of the development of young people’s respective competences;
• To identify challenges and resources needed for the implementation of entrepreneurial initiatives;
• To explore how non-formal education and youth work can foster entrepreneurship among young people especially through volunteering and active participation in civil society;
• To offer space to exchange knowledge, experiences, good practices and ideas in the field of entrepreneurial learning, to share and develop tools/methods for stimulating and coaching youth entrepreneurship;
• To identify and make good use of the opportunities for entrepreneurial learning in the Erasmus+ Programme and to create an environment for future cooperation among participants.

All participants should:
• Be youth workers, youth leaders or civil servants actively working in youth organisations, youth services or with young people;
• Be motivated and interested in exploring the concept of youth entrepreneurship;
• Be in a position to multiply the experience gained during the course in their realities;
• Be available for the full duration of the course;
• Be able to work in English;

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme TCA 2017 budget.

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.

Application

 

Organizer:

Youth Board of Cyprus – National Agency

Phone: +(357)22402691

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Stella Rousou

E-Mail: srousou@onek.org.cy

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.