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Training Course European Solidarity Corps: The winner is ESC. German speaking training for project managers and mentors in European Volunteering Projects

Dates: 25-28 November 2019

Venue: Salzburg, Austria

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 13th October 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

Training for project managers and mentors in European Volunteering Project who would like to exchange experiences, get some information about the general and specific conditions and want to learn more about working with volunteers.

General Description

Each project is unique and needs new discussions with participants, within the own organization and about the EU Program Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps.

It doesn’t matter if you already have many years of experience with the European Voluntary Service (EVS) or if you are a Newcomer in the European Solidarity Corps (ESC).

You might have questions about the implementation and running of volunteering projects and also how to support volunteers. This German-speaking training will provide you with information about the general and specific conditions of European Volunteering Projects within the European Solidarity Corps or Erasmus+ Youth preogramme and will help you to exchange experiences and to clarify roles and tasks. Furthermore, it will help to improve the quality of your work with volunteers.

The Training will be held in German language and is organized in co-operation with the German NA. Please find a detailed description in German attached.

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This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps.

Accommodation and food

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

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. 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:

IZ – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Jugend für Europa – Deutsche Nationale Agentur – National Agency

Phone: +43 1 586 75 44 – 13

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ESC gewinnt.pdf

Contact for questions:

Michael Gugimeier

E-Mail: michael.gugimeier@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.

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Training Course: 8 Senses Training Course

Dates: 2-8 October 2019

Venue: Bulgaria

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 2nd July 2019

8 Senses is a 5 days (+ 2 days for travelling) TC for youth workers to learn, practice and apply methods for inclusion, participation, creativity and sustainability in their work with youth, including NEETs and young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Everything and everyone is always in certain environment. And everything all together, as we know it on the Earth is ”The Environment” from which we are all part of. This is our starting point for training attitudes of inclusion, participation, creativity and environmentalism.

We will work with some of the following questions:

  • What is inclusion?
  • What is participation?
  • What is creativity?
  • What is sustainable thinking?
  • What is the role of the youth and youth workers as parts of the environment?
  • What is solicitude and how is it shaped by the environment?
  • What attitudes do we hold regarding ourselves, the environment and the mutual interaction between us?
  • Can we participate in creating Less pollution and waste?
  • What makes environment a skill and competence?
  • How to implement ‘cradle to cradle’ thinking in our local society?
  • How to create, design and utilize the environmental thinking and elements in our youth work to create interest, increase participation and work sustainably?

This training will build dialogue between youth workers from EU countries, who will have the opportunity to work on variety of real case studies. In the process will be used different methods from learning by doing, non-formal education and other interactive practices. We will create together ideas for solutions on some of the most common environmental issues in Europe (sustainability and urban lifestyle, air pollution in big cities, waste management, electronic recycling, city gardening and food management, non-violent use of the environment etc.)

Objectives

  • To bring to the knowledge of young people the possibility to see through different point of view the aspects of the importance of the personal attitude.
  • To build general understanding for the concept of sustainability.
  • To explore the idea of holistic approach in everyday life and its transformation and application in environmental attitude.
  • To have an action plan and participative attitude at the end of the training in the process of re-defining and solving simple environmental issues.
  • To show and experience in a group the possibility of develop personal skills by changing and transforming the surrounding environment.

In this training participants will practice competences with strong emphasis on empowering attitudes, participation and inclusion.

At the end of the 5 days we will seek for changes and transformation in the attitude and in the deeper understanding of what can be done further in order to protect our planet and how we can be more sustainable part of the nature. All that through the perspective of European youth work.

We will include many outdoor tasks, challenges and quests related to the observation and collaboration with the others and with the surrounding environment. The training includes also an “action plan” with real case experience and exchange of different levels of expertise, a possibility to see the topic from different viewpoints on the European civic dimension of Public engagement.

Profile of Participants

  • Youth workers with proven track record of involvement in an NGO as well as:
  • Interested in inclusion and sustainability
  • Working with NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities
  • Working on youth participation
  • Willing to expand their professional competences of inclusion, participation, cooperation, creativity, entrepreneurship and initiative, involvement and participation of youth, including those with fewer opportunities; leadership, communication, teamwork, design thinking, problem solving.

  • Are recognised as a significant and active young people among their peers and in the local society.
  • Have will and are keen to take follow up actions to disseminate the topic of environmentalism on local level.
  • 18 years old and older.
  • Able to use English as a working language.

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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.

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. 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:

Human Resource Development Centre – National Agency

Phone: +35929155045

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack 8 Senses.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nikoleta Hristova

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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: Into the Wild!

Dates: 15-30 June 2019

Venue: Germany

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st May 2019

A Training Course on Outdoor & Adventure Paedagogics combined with research and exploration on games in the wild!

General Description

Calling for 20 Participants from: Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Poland, France, Spain & Czech! (Participants from other countries are welcome to apply – their applications can be taken into account if there are a few places left and we find an agreement with our partner organisations)

People who want to:

  • strenghten their connection and awareness to nature
  • improve their skills in survival and problem solving
  • get to know a wide variety of approaches from outdoor and adventure paedagogics & explore games in an outdoor context
  • know how to prepare and lead group activities in the outdoors
  • strengthen their social competences through working in an intercultural setting
  • give input into the training, take part in the daily tasks of the training and share knowledge, skills and experience.

 

Where?

We want to explore the german and czech parts of an amazing national park: Saxony Switzerland

What?

The training will be all about exloring activities in the wild:

  • Camping and setting up project infrastructures in natural suroundings (Setting up yurt, Camp organisation)
  • Orientation and rules in the outdoors (National Parks)
  • Exploration of group activities in the outdoors and reflection on implementing the experiences made into various paedagogical contexts
  • Outdoor Games (Creation and Sharing)
  • Top rope climbing & bouldering (including certificates if you meet the prerequisites)
  • Hiking / Caving (depending on the weather)
  • Cocreation & input from the participants from related disciplines (skill sharing, self organisation, making wild things happen
  • The training will be co-funded through Erasmus+ which means we can offer to cover your travel and most of the costs of the training. Selected participants will be ask to make a contribution to the costs of the training (40-100€).

We haven’t had confirmation of the funding from Erasmus+ so please be aware that this training will only be possible in the format described above if we get the funding. If it’s not funded we will try to find a different format. Erasmus+ Confirmation will come in the first week of may.

Accomodation will be in tents in beautiful nature and food will be vegetarian.
We will be working in community setting and some tasks (cooking, cleaning, inputs for the training) will be shared among the participants.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme (Not yet verified) .

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser

Travel reimbursement

We can cover your travel expenses up to:

  • 180€ for participants from Germany & Czech,
  • 275€ for the other project countries.

Participation fee

There will be a self evaluated contribution fee from 40-100€

Application

 

Organiser:

Jonglirium e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +491636204195

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Into the Wild.pdf

Contact for questions:

Felix Fischer

E-Mail: felix@jonglirium.com

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Youth Exchange: Between two worlds

Dates: 04 – 18 August 2019

Venue: Klaffer, Austria

We are looking for 6 participants (13-19 years old) + 1 group leader (21+ years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 56 participants coming from: Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey and Austria

Application deadline: 18th May 2018

The purpose of this Exchange is to encourage tolerance among youngsters, to help them to recognise labelling and discrimination.

General Description

Abusive behaviours, against refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable groups are the dangers that recently arise at Europe and other continents.

Abusive behaviours and bullying are serious contemporary problems in EU according to the Statement by the Council of Europe, Anti-Racism Commission and according to many problematic situations of violence and radicalisation around us,

This situation has led to a xenophobic tendency since migration has been part of the common experience of all our countries; thus, European values have been greatly influenced by this.

As a consequence, youth work must show solidarity with these vulnerable groups and to accommodate their needs in an urgent matter. This shared responsibility will not only help people in desperate need but will also streghten the bond between European countries.

Youth work has become more and more important for personal and social development of young people from these vulnerable groups. The interest from these concepts is rising, but unfortunately there are not so many opportunitites to tackle these issues or to make them more attractive, for both the targeted youngsters but also for the communities they now live in.

Youth work is a big challenge and responsibility for all the actors that are involved in the field. There are numerous factors having a great influence on the quality of youth work, but still the youth worker is the main force responsible for the results and the learning of young people, especially in these sensitive times.

Methodologies:

  • Working groups, with the aim of reflecting about youth, racism, intolerance, migration and marginalised groups
  • Work and creative working methodologies and tools for the development of inclusion projects in the frame of Erasmus+ programme
  • Internal forum of experiences with the presentation of experiences/ projects
  • Visit Foundation for Shelter and Support of Migrants

This project addresses the query of how to identify youth radicalisation, violent or non-violent and which initiatives should be taken for tackling this issue. Young people, belong to this social group which is extremely exposed to the risk of radicalisation, taking under consideration that hate speech and xenophobic tendencies, might be easily disseminated through social media or mass media in general.

Prevention of racism and youth radicalisation will only become effective, after involving active citizenship for the sake of local societies. The role of youth workers and educational institutions is crucial towards this direction.

The main aim of this project is to make a focus on those risks, that young people, social vulnerable groups and local societies, might be facing as an outcome of financial recession, degraded living environments, lack of opportunities and financial resources. Local societies, are daily exposed to populism and rhetoric of well-furnished totalitarian regimes, without having the means or the disposition to dream of a better world and to change the world they live in.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 30 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Kinderfreunde Muhlviertel – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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PBA SPI Inclusion matchmaking: Find European partners for inclusion projects

Dates: 6-10 October 2019

Venue: Frankfurt, Germany

Eligible are 100 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 30th May 2019

SPI Inclusion matchmaking – Find European partners for inclusion Projects. The aim of the event is to encourage and support inclusive projects in the framework of Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps programme.

General Description

Inclusion projects and players in their home countries are well connected. However, European inclusion networking across borders is still a challenge.

This partnership-building activity tackles this challenges by providing a European networking opportunity for professionals dealing with inclusion and those who are looking for partners in EU projects about inclusion.

For instance, professionals focussing on youth with special needs (disability, health challenges) will get the chance to network and explore inclusion opportunities in the EU programmes Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps. Both programmes offer tools for empowering and supporting participation as well as social integration of young people.

The SPI Inclusion matchmaking will be an open space for getting to know other inclusion professionals’ work and interests, for exploring together potential ideas for common projects, for building quality partnerships and for preparing EU programme grant applications.

Specifically, this partnership-building activity will be an opportunity to find partners and partner organisations for further cooperation. Overall, this activity wants to encourage and support inclusive projects in the framework of the EU programmes Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps.

Aims and objectives

  • To encourage and support inclusive projects supported by the EU programmes Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps.
  •  To explore Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects as tools of empowering and supporting participation as well as social integration of young people with disability or health challenges.
  • To create an open space for meeting partner organisations for future international cooperation.

Organisers and co-organisers

  • JUGEND für Europa (National Agency, Germany)
  • Sihtasutus Archimedes | Foundation Archimedes (National Agency, Estonia)
  • Agence Erasmus+ France Jeunesse & Sport (National Agency, France)
  • Tempus Közalapítvány | Tempus Public Foundation (National Agency, Hungary)
  • Rannsóknamiðstöð Íslands | The Icelandic Centre for Research – Rannís (National Agency, Iceland)
  • Zavod MOVIT NA MLADINA (National Agency, Slovenia)

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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.

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. 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:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Phone: +49-941 59189686

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Barbara Arweck

E-Mail: jfe@valentum.de

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course: Brain and Hand on! For sustainable Development!

Dates: 3-14 June 2019

Venue: Halle (Saale), Germany

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Denmark, France, Germany, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st May 2019

A 10 day training & research on sustainability and possibilities for sustainable youth projects in rural environments. Brain and Hands On! For Sustainable Development

General Description

Calling for 24 participants from France, Germany, Spain, Slovenia and Denmark. Participants from other countries are welcome to apply – their applications can be taken into account if there are a few places left and we find an agreement with our partner organisations.

Brain and Hand On!

…is a ten day training on the connection of youth work in rural areas and the topic of sustainability. During the training we will spend time on sharing and developing skills, experience and own projects in a focused atmosphere. We want to explore the possibilities of non-formal youth-work as well as focus on the topic of digital project documentation (film & blog).

We‘re looking to create a training group with trustful connection and mutual support and would like to ask everyone involved to take part as much as possible to support each other in each session. We will create a daily schedule that will incorporate the interests and needs of the participants. There will be also free time to do whatever we want together (there are 3 kajaks, lots of bikes and a beautiful surrounding with hills, lakes and cliffs to climb).

Project Location

The space where we will live and work together will be Gut Alaune e.V. which is situated between calm Saale river and rough porphyry canyons in a nature reserve close to Halle/Saale (Saxony Anhalt).

It‘s a project and living space just outside the city that a little community is setting up since the beginning of 2016 – so some stuff is a little improvised. Sleeping for instance will be in tents at GutAlaune or a space close by.

Daily tasks like cleaning and helping the cook will be divided among ourselves, to share the workload.

Your Contribution

This training relies on all of you! Besides the division of the daily tasks we want everybody to contribute the best possible and to share knowledge, skills and experience.
Additionally to the prepared training sessions there will be space for your sessions in the form of ½ day up to full day workshops which can go on if there is interest. Some of the time will also be organized as open spaces for our own activies, fields of interest and research.
You can make this training what you want it to be and look forward for the input & experience of the other participants!

Training Sessions

There will be training sessions on Brain (input & exchange) and Hand level (practical). They will be led by people from inside and outside the training group. There will be a few educators teaching specific topics we chose. But a lot of input will also come from you and all the participants.

Workshop ideas and confirmed Workshops:

  • Permaculture garden design/planning/implementation
  • Ecological building: wood-construction; clay & straw
  • Hedgerow design and growing mushrooms
  • Usage of greywater: building reed beds
  • Creative work with recycled materials (maybe even electric bicycles…)
  • Learning on herbs – tour with local herbalist
  • Games from Theatre and social circus
  • Beekeeping

We haven’t had confirmation of the funding from Erasmus+ so please be aware that this training will only be possible in the format described above if we get the funding. If it’s not funded we will try to find a different format. Erasmus+ Confirmation will come in the first week of may.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme (Not yet verified) .

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser

Travel reimbursement

We can cover your travel expenses up to:

  • 180€ for participants from Germany,
  • 275€ for the other project countries.

Participation fee

There will be a self evaluated contribution fee from 40-100€

Application

 

Organiser:

Jonglirium e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +491636204195

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Brains and Hand on.pdf

Contact for questions:

Dorli Flämig

E-Mail: dorli@jonglirium.com

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PBA: Mindset and Solidarity

Dates: 5-7 June 2019

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

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

Application deadline: 6th May 2019

This is a contact making seminar supporting organisations in understanding what is the core principles underlying the European Solidarity Corps Programme

General Description

This seminar is aimed at training new Solidarity organisation and past EVS organisations to recognise the shift in thinking needed in implementing European Solidary Corps activities. We hope this seminar will help participants build on the concept of ‘solidarity’ and will learn the skills and knowledge to develop Solidarity Corps activity into their organisation.

This seminar will also be an opportunity for participants to meet other organisations engaged in both sending and hosting activities and to help support partner finding in the area of volunteering.

Objectives:

  • Help support newcomers understand the core principles of ESC and how it can be incorporated into your organisation.
  • Help support organisations previously involved in EVS transition into ESC.
  • Support participants to understand the differences and similarities for EVS and ESC.
  • Support participants understand the concept of ‘solidarity’ and how it can be applied to their organisation.
  • Help participants find partners for future ESC projects
  • Help participants gain knowledge on the key activities involved in ESC and provide a space to nurture the development of project ideas.
  • Provide a space for opportunity for ESC coordinators to exchange their experiences, share good practices and support each other in the transition from EVS to ESC.

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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. 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:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: +35318871219

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Noeleen O’ Callaghan

E-Mail: nocallaghan@leargas.ie

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.