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Training Course: The Natural Edge

Dates: 13-21 September 2019

Venue: Hungary

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 12th July 2019

A programme on co-operative leadership for personal and group transformation, social initiative and cultural cohesion working with the communication skills of the Way of Council in combination with a 24-hour solo time in nature.

General Description

We invite you to where the real adventure in learning is, to a programme on co-operative leadership for personal and group transformation, social initiative and cultural cohesion to pass on your work with young people.

The Natural Edge is an 8-day-long international training course in September, 2019 in Kisterenye, Hungary aimed at youth workers, educators, leaders, facilitators working with young people.

We will work deeply with the communication skills of the Way of Council in combination with a 24-hour solo time in nature and use and explore the method of experiential learning – This combination contains elements designed to elicit;

  • storytelling
  • ceremony
  • build meaningful relationships and natural leadership
  • deepen development and awareness of one’s self and others’ place, wisdom and abilities in a group and culture
  • how to give regenerative feedback
  • read the field to best know how to foster optimum learning conditions.

The course will have a strong experiential part. Be prepared to be challenged in some ways that can surprise you! Participants will be offered a space for trying themselves out, and there will be a space for their inputs to be incorporated in the course.

The course aims:

• To introduce, confer and develop a basic to intermediate methodology of Council practice, facilitation skills, the use of agreements, strategies and forms, dynamic potential for self transformation, small and large groups learning and collective wisdom.
• To strengthen the value of our stories and skill in storytelling, to explore relational dynamics, increase awareness of the impact and responsibilities in our communications.
• To offer tools and methods that can educate young people to community-mindedness, that support building relations and trust, promote common values, inclusion, diversity, mutual respect and tolerance.
• To deepen an awareness and connection of our natural human resources with a 24-hour solo experience in nature as a reflective non-formal, non-biased education method, an open resource accessible to all.
• To develop leadership, service social/civic competencies in its multiple and diverse forms and as natural outcomes of our work
• To contribute to a cross-cultural peer community of youth workers and facilitators in transformative learning.
• To carry forward social entrepreneurship, initiative and learnings through a relevant follow-up project, designed, peer-mentored and facilitated by participants

The trainers:

Rob Dreaming, Krisztina Pasztor, Gyula Szabo, Rebecca Card.

The course will involve 28 participants from 9 countries: Hungary, Latvia, Bulgaria, Greece, Czech Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Portugal, plus 4 trainers.

The ideal applicant will be a trainer, youth worker, social worker or educator working with young people, strongly motivated in participating for the whole duration of the course, including the preparation, follow up and dissemination phase. The working language will be English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food

Travel reimbursement

Participants will receive a travel reimbursement up to the following amounts:

  • Hungary: 20 EUR
  • Czech Republic, Slovakia: 180 EUR
  • Greece, UK, Latvia, Bulgaria, Turkey: 275 EUR
  • Portugal: 360 EUR

Participation fee

As participation fee, each participant will be asked to contribute according to their possibilities between 50 and 100 EUR on a sliding scale.

Application

 

Organiser:

Ecoservice Foundation

Phone: +36204169183

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Natural Edge Hungary.pdf

Contact for questions:

Krisztina Pasztor

E-Mail: the.natural.edge.tc@gmail.com

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Training Course: StageCraft for Youth Workers

Dates: 3-10 August 2019

Venue: Sluňákov, Horka nad Moravou, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th June 2019

Develop advanced communication, presentation and facilitation skills for youth work, with an experienced team combining approaches such as theatre, comedy, storytelling, psychology, sociology, education, music, social & creative community work.

General Description

“StageCraft for Youth Workers” is the second edition, funded by the Erasmus+ programme and promoted by the Czech NGO Vice Versa, of a training format on advanced communication, presentation and facilitation skills development, targeting primarily youth and social workers and educators.

The project is a 7 days residential training which combines approaches such as theatre, comedy, storytelling, psychology, sociology, education, music, social & creative community work.

The project will take place in the Czech Republic, close to the city of Olomouc, in the beautiful ecological centre Sluňákov, from the 3rd to the 10th of August 2019 (travel days included). It will involve 24 participants and 4 trainers from 10 different European countries (Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom).

The objectives of the training course are:

• To develop and build on a greater understanding of the presentation and engagement skills and experiences of youth workers;
• To explore and understand the effects of effective presentation and engagement with an audience of young people and in the role of youth worker;
• To gain a greater awareness of the theory behind “Stagecraft” taken from the fields of psychology, sociology, education, theatre and creative community (comedy, music and drama);
• To identify and realise the opportunities to put the skills developed into practice;

A Word on the Approach

The course seeks to develop what we think are the advanced skills – sometimes neglected – of being able to use the environment, our physiology, our body language and the content of our message to make our youth work even more effective. We will draw from applied psychology and from skills-sets used in theatre by professional presenters and comedians, to make the training diverse and exciting.

Participants will have opportunities to reflect on the fact that – as well as expensive and ubiquitous technology – there are many other resources and skills we can use to keep young people engaged, and develop effective relationships with them. Our course will be highly interactive, we will apply each methodology on the spot, and participants will have many chances to challenges themselves in and out of their comfort zones to develop new awareness and skills. Be prepared for some real Stagecraft thrills!

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards up to the following amounts:

  • Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland – 180€
  • Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Greece, Ireland  – 275€
  • Spain, Portugal – 360€

Participation fee

The course foresees a non-refundable participation bond of 30€ to be paid by bank transfer after selection and an on-the-spot participation fee – to be paid in cash – on a sliding scale from 20€ to 70€. Participants will be free to choose their contribution according to their own personal financial possibilities and the value they see in 7 days training programme.

Application

 

Organiser:

Vice Versa CZ – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack StageCraft.pdf

Contact for questions:

StageCraft Team

E-Mail: stagecraft.training@gmail.com

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Training Course Better Together: Creation of a Network for Youth Employability in Europe

Dates: 10-14 August 2019

Venue: Bragança, Portugal

Eligible are 50 participants coming from: Austria, France, Germany, Portugal

Application deadline: 29th June 2019

This training is designed to build Portuguese-speaking youth workers capacities from various European countries. At the end of the training, they will become part of a network that will empower them for their daily youth work.

General Description

From the 10th to 14th of August 2019 in Bragança, Portugal (region CIM of Trás-os-Montes); CAP Magellan in collaboration with ASPPA (Associação dos pós graduados Portugueses na Alemanha), ADYFE (African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe), CNJ (Conselho Nacional da Juventude Portuguesa) and Bué Fixe (associação juvenil afro-portuguesa) is organizing under the Erasmus+ programme a training: “Better Together! Creation of a Network for Youth Employability in Europe”.

The training’s aim is to encourage exchange of good practices, the emergence of ideas to find solutions to increase employability of young people in Europe. This training is designed to build Portuguese-speaking youth workers capacities from various European countries and nationalities. At the end of the training, they will become part of a network.

All participants will take part in seminars, trainings as well as cultural and educational visits that will empower them for their daily youth work. This meeting of European youth workers will take place during four days in Portugal.

  • So, do you speak Portuguese?
  • Are you a youth worker or in regular contact with young people in your association?
  • Do you want to work for a better employability of young people on the European level and participate in the creation of a transnational network of Portuguese-speaking youth workers?

We are searching for participants corresponding to the following profile:

  • you speak Portuguese (minimum B2 level of Portuguese)
  • you live in Austria / Germany / Portugal / France: according to the rules of Erasmus+ Programme, only 50 participants of these countries will be taken in charge by the project
  • if you don’t live in one of these countries, you can still send your application and it will be analysed based on your motivation and the places available.
  • For candidates living outside of Austria / Germany / Portugal / France (due to the European Union Programme), international transport won’t be taken in charge of by the project.
  • you are a youth worker, representative or active member of an association related to young people, engaged in youth projects or in contact with young people at your work place

Selection criteria

The connection of the candidates with a disadvantaged public (and with asylum seekers / refugees) , your experience as a youth worker and your interest in the topic will be favored.

If you are interested in the project and want to know if your profile matches the criteria, do not hesitate to contact us. All profile will be taken into consideration.  A Gender balance will be kept.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

We will refund up to the limit of the following scale for a return trip:

  • € 360 for participants from Germany,
  • € 275 for participants from France and Austria,
  • € 180 for participants from Portugal

to the partner organisation after the seminar. upon presentation of proof of expense and provided that he/she has been present at the whole event. The refund of travel costs is limited to participants coming from Germany/France/Austria or Portugal due to the rules of Erasmus+ Programme.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Cap Magellan – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • ADYFE – Youth NGO
  • CNJ – Youth NGO
  • Bué Fixé – Youth NGO

Phone: +33179351100

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Youth Employability in Europe Portugal.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nelly Scholz

E-Mail: reseau@capmagellan.org

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Training Course Camino: Training on value-based assistance

Dates: 26 August – 2 September 2019

Venue: Benediktbeuern, Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th June 2019

CAMINO is a training course on value-based assistance in NFE. It aims at training experienced educators and trainers in youth work to become equipped in dealing with intra and interreligious dialogue within an intercultural youth work setting.

General Description

DBYN has a tradition of using intra- and interreligious dialogue in non-formal education. In our educational methodology we refer to this as value-based assistance or Salesian chaplaincy.

It allows young people from all worldviews to share their values in life, refraining from any form of proselytism. This preventive approach puts young people in the centre. It builds their intercultural and social competences allowing them to see through cultural and religious stereotypes. These competences enable their participation in building their local communities through their active engagement as volunteers.

Project summary

CAMINO is a 6-day training course on value-based assistance in non-formal education. It aims at training experienced educators and trainers in youth work to become equipped in dealing with intra-and interreligious dialogue within an intercultural youth work setting.

With this training course, DBYN wants to commit developing and transferring our expertise in interreligious dialogue from grassroots level to European level.

The training course takes place in Benediktbeuern, Germany from the 26th of August until the 2nd of September 2019.

Aims

The main aim of this training course is to develop and implement a qualitative learning programme on value-based assistance in non-formal education, aimed at generating strategic impact on DBYN and the wider European youth sector. In order to put achieve this aim, we put forward 3 objectives:

  • To train 25 young educators and trainers in value-based assistance through a qualitative non-formal learning programme, aimed at setting up a sustainable pool of Salesian chaplains.
  • To collect new methods, approaches, insights and policy recommendations for value-based assistance within non-formal learning, from the perspective of intra- and interreligious dialogue, and make them available as resource through online platforms.
  • To develop a qualitative non-formal learning programme, and publish it the format of a training manual which can be disseminated within our network, to other faith-based INGYOs and the wider European youth sector.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Youth Foundation.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

  • Germany, €  40,00
  • Czech Republic, € 100,00
  • Austria, € 160,00
  • Slovenia, € 200,00
  • Ukraine, € 210,00
  • Netherlands, € 220,00
  • Belgium, France, Montenegro,  € 230,00
  • Malta, United Kingdom, € 240,00
  • Spain, € 260,00
  • Slovakia, € 280,00
  • Ireland, Italy, € 320,00
  • Poland, € 330,00

Participation fee

Each participant is invited to contribute to this course with €90

Application

 

Organiser:

Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw – Youth NGO

Phone: 003216487880

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Camino Germany.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course GOALS: Great COOrdinators with Advanced Leading Skills

Dates: 25-31 August 2019

Venue: Dolný Kubín, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 15 participants coming from: Georgia, Italy, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 11th July 2019

We invite you to our town Dolný Kubín, Slovakia to learn about topic of volunteering management in a non-formal atmosphere from an experienced organization Mladiinfo.

General Description

– Needs of the volunteers and organisations,
– Setting up the tasks for and with the volunteers,
– Mentoring and supervision,
– How to follow up the progress,
– Conflict management.

The training will have many practical emements. Volunteers from Armenia, Russia and Spain who are currecntly doing their EVS in the town will be involved. We will visit several organizations working with international and local volunteer in the town and the region.

Examples of learning outcomes

Preparation: after the training the participants from different organisations will be more aware of the needs of the volunteers and organisations and how to align them before the volunteer comes.

The organisational skills: we will make sure that the participants understand better after the training the importance of setting up the appropriate tasks for the volunteers, while having in mind the learning process of the volunteer and the mission of the organisation at the same time.

Communication skills: the training will to a high extend focus on the importance of effective communication (how to communicate with the volunteer(s), rest of the team, with the coordinating organisation, sending organisation, etc.).

Intercultural learning: the participants will also understand more on the importance of keeping in mind different cultural background of the volunteers.

Organizers

Ondrej Mäsiar is chairman of Mladiinfo Slovensko. He did his EVS in Mladiinfo organization in Skopje North Macedonia in 2010. In 2017 he was recognized by the European Commission as a inspiring young change maker who under the Erasmus+ programme has made an impact in the communities, inspired other citizens and developed innovative ideas.

Ivana Petrisková started as project coordinator at Mladiinfo Slovensko in Bratislava in 2017. She has been actively involved in different NGOs, working with the topics such as development, democracy, dialogue, good governance or youth work since 2013.

EVS volunteers from Armenia, Russia, Spain and local volunteers.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

  • Italy, Turkey275 eur
  • Spain, Georgia 360 eur
  • Slovakia 20 eur

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Mladiinfo Slovensko – Youth NGO

Phone: +421 907 330 521

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTraining Goals Slovakia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ondrej Mäsiar

E-Mail: info@mladiinfo.sk

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Training Course Youth Goals: A pathway to practical implementation

Dates: 15-22 September 2019

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 14th July 2019

The general objective of this training action is to promote the implementation of Youth Goals as a tool for empowerment of European youth entities in the field of youth rights.

General Description

Youth Goals are the gateway to implement the rights approach within youth entities. This training action aims to generate a strategic model for planning activities arising from the collaboration and experience of the participants and with the Youth Goals as a transversal element.

In this twentieth edition of the University, the theme has focused on the concept of “Youth and Justice” within the framework of the triennium that began last year and focuses on SDG 16: “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”.

From the last contextualization arises the approach of the proposed training action: Youth Goals are directly linked to a series of inalienable rights of young people and their implementation contributes to guarantee a state of social justice at all levels. Therefore, it is necessary that young people reflect on the best way to incorporate these goals in the development of their activities in a transversal way.

The Youth Goals have an undeniable European perspective, so it is in a transnational forum like the one offered by the University of Youth and Development where a joint reflection can best be reached on which measures of implementation can be built.

Considering that youth organizations have structures and activity models as varied as the interests of young people, this training action is planned as a joint reflection on the application of youth goals in models of youth participation.

The general objective of this training action is to promote the implementation of Youth Goals as a tool for empowerment of European youth entities in the field of youth rights.

The specific objectives to achieve this end are the following:

  • Expand the perspective of the participants on the need to apply the Youth Goals in their performance.
  • Provide the group of participants with the necessary means and networks for the application of the Youth Goals.
  • Accompany the group of participants in the strategic design for the integration of the Youth Goals.
  • Promote the creation of a network of agents of change at European level.

With these objectives we want to achieve through our training action results based on the training of young people and youth entities that transcend the limits of the training itself and can be disseminated to other interested European youth organizations.

To this end, a pedagogical approach has been designed that crystallizes into a practical guide of Youth Goals implementation models and that put together collective reflection with technical resources.

The activities that constitute this formative action will lead the participants of a general conceptualization of the Youth Goals to a particular creation of practical models of implementation.

Likewise, the launching of a collaborative network to share good practices regarding the field application of the resulting models of this practical guide is proposed.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Spanish National Agency

Phone: +34 91

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Leticia Sánchez

E-Mail: tca@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.

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Study Visit: Tandems for good practices of local youth work

Dates: 15-17 September 2019

Venue: Lower Austria, Austria

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Hungary

Application deadline: 10th July 2019

Are you ready for reflecting on your own youth work practice, build partnerhsips and get new inputs? Join the Study Visit! Participants will explore good and innovative practices of local youth work in Austria and Hungary.

General Description

The National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and their partners developed a long-term cooperation project called ‘Europe Goes Local (EGL) – Supporting Youth Work at the Municipal Level’.

This study visit is one of several joint events carried out under the EGL project, aiming to support the development of local youth work mainly focusing on existing practices of youth work in Austria and in Hungary.

This program consists of two study visits, it is foreseen that the participants attend both, in order to explore examples from both countries.

  • Austrian Study Visit: 15-17. September 2019
  • Hungarian Study Visit: 27-31. January 2020

Aims

  • To strengthen partnership among practitioners and policy-makers in the field of youth.
  • To boost quality of municipal youth work by providing learning focused field visits.
  • To understand and reflect on practices of youth work and how they can be adapted to various localities.
  • To promote the Erasmus+ Youth Programme among participants as a funding source for quality development of youth work.

Profile of participants:

The target group are: Youth workers, representatives of youth organizations and representatives of municipalities; Ideally, tandems of one municipality representative and one youth worker/youth leader of the same community take part in the Study Visit.
Basic English language competences is preferred
Available to attend both of the study visits.

Possible types of field visits:

  • Services with open youth work approach.
  • Mobile youth work.
  • Youth coaching for communities
  • Youth policies in partnerships of stakeholders and its implementation.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Austrian National Agency – Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organiser:

  • Hungarian National Agency Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Phone: +431586754421

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sophie Hammer

E-Mail: sophie.hammer@iz.or.at

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.