Utrecht

PBA: ESC/EVS Partnership Building East West Dialogues

Dates: 7-10 March 2019

Venue: Utrecht, Netherlands

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 13th November 2018

East-West Dialogues is a partnership building and quality improvement training which aims at setting up high quality volunteering partnerships in which partners from Western European, Eastern European and partner countries cooperate.

General Description

East-West Dialogues is a partnership building activity (PBA) and quality improvement training which is supported by a grant from the Dutch Erasmus+ National Agency. The PBA aims at setting up high quality partnerships in which partners from Western European, Eastern European and partner countries cooperate. The training pays specific attention to volunteering partnerships under the new European Solidarity Corps programme.

This intensive networking programme will involve 28 participants from different countries. All partner and programme countries are eligible. Participants will not only get to know each other, but also receive hands-on advice on improving EVS/ESC project management, volunteer recruitment and preparation, expectation management and crisis resolution.

The programme is intended for both hosting and sending/coordinating organizations. During the programme, participants will together develop an ESC Quality Improvement Toolkit, consisting of practical tools and templates for drafting partnership agreements, activity agreements, recruitment of volunteers, mediation, mentoring and evaluating mobilities.

Experienced application reviewers will give key advice on drafting the best applications with the highest chance of success. Participants will be selected with the aim of enhancing and supporting the cooperation between organisations from Programme Countries and Eastern Partnership countries.

Objectives

• To provide information about the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth and especially European volunteering projects under the European Solidarity Corps.

• To get to know possibilities of cooperation between Programme Countries and Eastern Partnership countries within the Erasmus+ Programme and European Solidarity Corps.

• To better understand volunteering project management.

• To develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to organise a successful youth exchange with a special focus on youth participation.

• To bring together people working with youngsters in order to create new project ideas of volunteering mobilities within Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ Programme.

Applicants should fulfill the following criteria:

• represent an EVS accredited organization or an organization with the ESC Quality Label

• have some experience with Erasmus+ projects and EVS/ESC projects in particular.

• have some experience in youth work/local youth projects in their country;

• are ready to improve and expand their activities in the frame of European volunteering

• have good English language communication skills (level B1 or higher)

Programme elements

This 3-day programme consists of the following elements:

• Presentation of the new European Solidarity Corps funding rules. How to write applications. New types of financial support, including inclusion support, complimentary activities and others

• How to recruit motivated participants? How to make use of the ESC database of volunteers?

• How to involve participants in the shaping of project activities?

• Working with youngsters who are not in employment or education. Giving marginalized groups a chance in EVS/ESC, using inclusion support

• EVS Project Management and application writing

• Field visit to Dutch hosting organizations

• Intercultural learning in EVS/ESC

• Crisis prevention, risk management and conflict resolution

• Dissemination & project evaluation

• Creating equal and sustainable parterships

During our PBA, we will use non-formal education methods encouraging participants to active participation and planning future projects.

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Costs

 

This partnership building event is funded under the rules of an Erasmus+ Strategic EVS grant. This means that 80 % of the costs are covered by the grant.

We therefore ask a small participation fee, which is non-refundable in case of cancellations. This fee is € 119 for EU-15 programme countries, € 99 for other programme countries and € 79 for partner countries. The participation fee covers:

– return flight to/from hosting country

– all transport in The Netherlands

– all meals during the seminar (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, including drinks)

– three nights of accommodation

– all training materials and other training related costs

Participants can extend their stay in The Netherlands if they wish, for € 30 per day. Only accommodation and breakfast are provided. No other meals.

Travel costs by plane or train to The Netherlands, as well as all transport costs in The Netherlands, are fully covered.

Application

 

Organiser:

Eastpackers, Stichting UcDean – Youth NGO

Phone: 0031612113571

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Hans Hindriks

E-Mail: info@eastpackers.nl

Bratislava centre

Training Course: Participation out of office

Dates: 5-9 December 2018

Venue: Slovak Republic

Eligible are 25 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: 7th November 2018

The aim of the TC is inform about Structured Dialogue (SD) and what can be achieved through KA3 projects in practice, exchange of good practice, and while developing a common strategy on the implementation of the SD at national, regional and local level.

General Description

The training course “Participation out of office” is a 5 full days training course, where participants will experience an intense learning process that will develop their competences to better understand the concept of youth participation and use it in their work with young people, while gaining new tools and methods for working together with public authorities.

Specific objectives:

– To give strong impression of knowledge, what participation means and different kind of youth active participation.

– To prepare participants for creating and implementing their own Key Action 3 project.

– To increase the importance of the Structured Dialogue as a tool for youth participation.

The TC offers to obtain international learning experience for youth workers, youth leaders and representants of municipalities responsible for youth policy/youth field and allows them to develop their competences in the introduction and applying of new methods and forms of active participation of young people at local, national and international levels within the Structured dialogue projects of the programme Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

At the same time they will improve the quality in planning, implementing and evaluating a project under KA3 (support to Policy Reform) within Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Participants will have an opportunity to evaluate how can a national and international project of Structured dialogue contribute to solving their local issues.

The training course is aimed for participants who:

– are youth workers, youth leaders, representants of municipalities responsible for youth policy/youth field; representatives of youth parliaments, youth councils, unsuccessful KA3 applicants;

– who want to develop international youth participation project;

– are able to communicate and work in English;

– are over 18 years old.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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

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:

IUVENTA- Slovak Youth Institute, Slovak National Agency

Phone: +421 908 678 819

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Lenka Babicová

E-Mail: lenka.babicova@iuventa.sk

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.

Tallinn

Training Course: The Power of Non Formal Education TC in Estonia

Dates: 11-17 February 2019

Venue: Tallinn, Estonia

Eligible are 22 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

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in empowering young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe) and building bridges between different educational methods, approaches or reflections.

 

General Description

Practical note: Please consider that one more the Power of NFE TC will take place in Estonia 11-17 February 2019. Please consider the reality of your time frame and logistics, so you can make a reasonable choice regarding which TC to apply for.

What for and why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting with different kind of non-formal educational methods.

– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.

– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.

– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.

– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).

– To reconsider daily youth work practices.

– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Youth in Action.

How will it be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring.

To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

1. Pre-Training Immersion (6 weeks before the TC): Participants receive weekly newsletters in order to start the training process before the residential training course:

– Introduce some key elements and concepts (formal, non-formal, informal…)

– Make participants reflect about their daily practices.

– Discover through short presentations the team members and participants. Creation of a Facebook group as additional tool.

2. The Training Course (4 days and a half): A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:

Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercise…)

Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…

Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people

Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.

Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

3. The After-Training Consolidation (8 WEEKS): Trainers will be available for participants for a supportive and consulting approach, mainly in the implementation of their action plan.

The team consists of three complementary trainers, coming from different parts of Europe (Jo Claeys – Portugal, Simona Molari – Italy, Denis Morel – France) with different background, working style, experiences but with common values towards Non Formal Education.

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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 or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

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 NA to learn more about the financial details & please check if it is involved in this project!

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth NA for further information about the financial details.

Application

 

Organiser:

Archimedes Foundation Youth Agency – National Agency

Phone: +372 69 79 217

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Power of NFE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Anna Kuzina

E-Mail: anna.kuzina@archimedes.ee

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.

Prague's Castle

Training Course Braveheart: Leadership Skills for Youth Workers

Dates: 16 February – 25 August 2019

Venue: Czech Republic

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 5th November 2018

Do you want to be a good leader? Do you need to strengthen your leadership skills? Are you a youth leader searching for inspiration? KickStart your Leadership Skills in 2019 at our 3-phase Training Course in Czech Republic

General Description

Braveheart is a three phase training course for youth workers. Its aim is to strengthen and advance leadership skills.

Braveheart is the second run of the TC, which was first held in 2017. Based on the feedback of our participants and our experience, we improved some parts to be even more suitable for youth workers and their needs. So, you will experience a tuned TC!

The training course is based on our long-term experience in training youth, teachers and corporate leaders.

We work with the methods of experiential and outdoor learning that we’ve been using since 2006. We put stress on practical training with real effects rather than learning theoretical background.

The ratio of practical training to theory is 80:20. We believe the most effective way of learning is by reflecting one’s personal experience. That’s why we focus on group reflections, peer-to-peer feedback and learning from mistakes and success.

Project outline

First phase: Find the leader inside 16 – 24 February 2019 – challenge yourself for 2 nights winter outdoor experience, get to know yourself better, and reflect on your leadership skills

Interphase: Work on your leadership development goals and plan your project

Second phase: Become a better leader 22 – 26 May 2019 – develop and practice your leadership skills and get inspired by others

Interphase: Plan and realize your personal project

Third phase: Leading the future 21 – 25 August 2019 – evaluate your project and leadership skills and plan future steps.

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Costs

The training course is supported by the Erasmus+ program.

Accommodation and food are fully covered. Travel expenses are covered according to the distance calculator.

For more info see the infopack.

Participation fee is €150. You will get €100 back if you take part in all phases of the project.

Maximum travel expenses per participant per one phase which can be reimbursed:

  • Croatia – 275 €
  • Cyprus – 360 €
  • Czech Republic -180 €
  • Hungary – 180 €
  • Italy – 275 €
  • Slovakia – 180 €
  • Spain – 275 €
  • Turkey – 275 €

Application

Organiser:

Czekobanda – Youth NGO

Phone: +420737736965

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Braveheart.pdf

Contact for questions:

Czekobanda

E-Mail: projects@czekobanda.eu

Izmir

Training Course: Hack the farm

Dates: 22-31 October 2018

Venue: Izmir, Turkey

Eligible are 5 participants coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 20th October 2018

The structural problems of Turkey in the agricultural sector consist of labour, land, water, capital, data inadequacy, agriculture- environment relations and RD deficiency (TOBB-Agricultural Sector Report).

Description

On the request of the young farmers living in Urla, GEO’s needs analysis and planning results carried out in the field carried out by the Izmir High Technology Institute, Urla Municipality and Food, Agriculture and Animal Husbandry District Directorate in Urla for about 1 year have been in line with the needs and measures we have mentioned above.

At the beginning of the importance to be taken to overcome these needs;

1. Increase the current level of education in agricultural employment

2. Encouraging the young population to remain in agricultural production and taking measures to ensure the employment of the young population in agriculture

3.Speeding up the transfer of all kinds of information related to innovation and agriculture (technological or legal changes etc.) to agriculture sector It comes.

Hack The Farm! is on its way to respond to these needs and contribute to the measures! the purpose of the project; GEO ‘s Lisinia Nature project project, “Long -term innovative approach model in agriculture” with 5 years long experience, is spread among young farmers to contribute to sustainable development studies based on innovative agricultural activities of our country and EU countries.

In addition to this project:

  • Innovative approach to the problems faced by young farmers in agricultural activities, and solutions with the active use of technology.
  • Implementation of a model of local development model by passing the dream with the local authoritarian support of the produced solutions
  • To get new employment opportunities by directing the young people to innovative agricultural activities
  • Increasing the efficiency of existing agricultural activities, development of capacities
  • Sharing of innovative practices in the field of agriculture between EU countries
  • Ensuring that the capacities of young individuals and institutions with different qualifications serve a common purpose and that the resultant outcome should be used for the development of all persons and institutions

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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.

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

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Organizer:

 

GEO – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

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Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket for participants: 18+

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Training Course Future Labs:  TC on Innovative Digital Tools for Youth Workers

Dates: 20-27 January 2019

Venue: Broumov, Czech Republic

Eligible are 17 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia

Application deadline: 31st October 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.

General 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.

Since 2017, the consortium of project Future Labs is working on various outputs that will bring innovative methods to youth work fields; and this training course is part of this project.

In that framework, the specific objectives for this training are:

  • To explore the concepts of creativity and Innovation in Youth Work;
  • To capacitate youth workers in innovative approaches namely: Gamification, Photo Voice, Visualisation, Digital Storytelling;
  • To plan testing of new approaches with young people and youth workers 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;
  • 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 within 2-3 months after the training;
  • Motivated to share the newly gained competences with other youth workers;
  • Comfortable with filming – this training is part of bigger project, within which we will take videos of some methods used during the training and use them as instruction videos for the outputs of this project (to be used by youth workers after this project).

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.

Because the main topics of the training are connected to digital world, we will ask participants to bring their smartphones, tablets or notebooks with them (if they have – it’s not a condition).

Venue

The training will take place in spectacular location – Baroque style monastery Broumov, important crossroad of historical events.

When coming to Czech Republic, town Broumov and surrounding region might not be an obvious choice, but we fall in love with the place at first sight. Beautiful architecture, damn good equipped for events like ours, splendid nature around.

The whole area of monastery is undergoing revitalisation process and process of “re-purpose” and it serves currently to diverse type of events – cultural, educational, societal.

In January we will have a chance to use multiple spaces of the monastery since it is an off-season. We will find there calm and focused space with damn good internet connection ;). Don’t worry, is heated up well!

More about the venue and region

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Costs

 

The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ 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 participants must have valid insurance.

There’s no participation fee for this project.

Application

 

Organiser:

Asociace neformálního vzdělávání – NGO

Co-organisers:

Humak University of Applied Science

Associazione Agrado – Youth NGO

Ha Moment – Youth NGO

Phone: +420724236972

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule Future Labs.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lenka Polcerová

E-Mail: lenka.polcerova@anev.cz

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Youth Exchange: Sharpen Up Your Skills

Dates: 08-17 January 2019

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 4+1 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 35 participants coming from: Italy, Romania, Cyprus, Poland, Greece, Czech Republic, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th October 2018

Sharpen Up Your Skills is a youth exchange project aiming to bring together 30 young people (18-30 years) and 6 group leaders (no age limit), who is ready to try themselfs in a field of enterpreneurship, to share experience and knowledge of their countries, willing and able to work together with other youth regardless of their nationality, social status and disabilities.

Description

The project ‘’Sharpen up your skills’’ started from the need to find a way to reduce the unemployment rate which is increasingly rise and influence youth, and especially young people in provincial areas.

The best way to stand against this, is to prepare appropriate the newcomers in the employment field.

Aim: This programme aims to give the opportunity to people with fewer opportunities- as those who live in provincial areas- to learn, to share experiences, and to explore various tools, techniques, and practices on issues such as employability, active participation in social environment and entrepreneurship.

Objectives: The main objectives by the implementation of this project are:

  • to increase the knowledge about possible ways and opportunities of employability and develop promotional skills in order to improve the ability to promote their strengths and make more attractive CVs)
  • To familiarize with the term of ‘’entrepreneurship’’ and acquire the relevant skills in order to be an entrepreneur.
  • To ensure the active participation in local community and European citizenship.
  • Come across with other countries practices and innovations, in the fields of working experiences, in order to get inspiration and improve the provincial areas with fewer opportunities.
  • Also to gain promotional skills (expression tools: to develop and improve the ability to promote their strengths and make more attractive CVs).

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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.

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

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Organizer:

 

StressBall Cyprus – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

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Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket for participants: 18 – 30 years old

Group’s leader: 18+