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Training Course: Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+ Youth in Action Projects 2018/2019

Dates: 15 September 2018 – 29 June 2019

Venue: Portugal, Germany and Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 3rd June 2018

The major aim of this training course is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme of the European Union.

General Description

This Training of Trainers (ToT) lasts ca. one year and consists of
• three residential seminars
• an international training project you design and run with some other participants
• ongoing e-learning
• ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentor
• learning commitments

The dates for the three residential seminars are:
1st seminar 15-24 September 2018 in Portugal.
2nd seminar 18 -27 January 2019 in Germany.
3rd seminar 22-29 June 2019 in Italy.

This course requires a considerable time investment from the participants: in total you should plan at least 55 days:

• 28 seminar days (including travel)
• 12 days overall for the training project (preparatory work, prep meeting and the course itself)
• 15 days (on average 1-2 days per month) for following the personal learning commitments, the online work, peer learning, mentor talks etc.

Within this ToT-course participants have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. In line with the European Training Strategy in the frame of Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme the ToT-course considers the following competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth in Action programme:
• The competence to understand and facilitate individual and group learning processes.
• The competence to design educational programmes.
• The competence to direct one´s own learning (Learning to Learn)
• The competence to co-operate successfully in teams.
• The competence to communicate meaningfully with others.
• Intercultural competence.
• Being civically engaged.

Participants enter the ToT-course with various levels of prior experience as trainer as well as competences developed – consequently, the learning needs of participants are different. The educational approach implemented in the ToT-course intends to allow for these different learning needs to be identified and pursued. At the core of this process is the competence of the participant to direct his/her own learning. The group as a source for peer learning and the trainers as facilitators of these learning processes are essential pillars of this approach.

Participants are expected
• To have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course in the framework of Non-Formal Education.
• To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organising international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring EVS volunteers, etc.

• To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
• To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.
• To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.
• To be able to run training courses in English.

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

Please contact your 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.

Info for sending NAs: All costs for this LTTC should be financed by TCA 2018

Application

 

Organizer:

SALTO Training and Cooperation RC

Co-organizers:

Sending NAs – supporting sending and hosting costs

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ToT 2018-2019.pdf

Contact for questions:

Udo Teichmann

E-Mail: udo@salto-youth.net

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: Here & Now

Dates: 25 July – 1 August 2018

Venue: Izvoare, Maramures, Romania

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Bulgaria, FYROM, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 5th May 2018

“Here and Now” is a 7 day training course for 26 youth workers from 8 countries on outdoor as a tool for social inclusion.

General Description

“Here and Now” is a 7 day training course for 26 youth workers from 8 countries (Bulgaria, Italy, FYROM, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Romania) which will take place in Romania, between 25th of July – 1st of August 2018.

“Here and Now” training course is especially designed for youth workers who are working with disadvantaged youth and who want to develop their professional competences, by using outdoor as a tool for social inclusion.

Objectives:
• Developing social and civic competences (ex: critical thinking, communication skills, trust, helpfulness, problem solving skills, leadership, acceptance and tolerance, intercultural learning) of 26 youth workers working with disadvantaged youth, coming from 8 countries, by experimenting various non-formal education methods using outdoor as a tool for social inclusion, by actively participating at the training course “Here and Now” in Statiunea Izvoare, Maramures Romania, between 25th of July – 1st of August 2018.

• Supporting the participants in creating and designing 5 different and innovative outdoor methods for inclusion in order to reach the disadvantaged youth
• promoting the importance of non-formal education methods for social inclusion
• promoting Erasmus+ Programme and the mobility opportunities it offers to young people
• recognition of non-formal learning through the Youthpass certificate.
• promoting the importance of non-formal education methods in youth work and social inclusion,by introducing a large variety of methods to the participants

The methods used during the activities are based on non-formal education methods and experiential learning, in an outdoor context: energizers, ice-breakers, team work, role plays, brainstorming, learning by doing, learning by playing, strategic games, rope techniques, low ropes, high ropes, hiking, solo evening, debriefs, reflections, open ends, No Hate Speech, the World Cafe, NGO Bazar, the Open Space, group dynamics, etc.

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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 coordinator

Travel and visa costs will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus+ Programme regulations.
Accommodation and 3 meals per day are included.

Travel costs Visa costs
Bulgaria 3 pax 275 Euro/pax
Italy 3 pax 275 Euro/pax
FYROM 3 pax 275 Euro/pax
Malta 3 pax 275 Euro/pax
Portugal 3 pax 360 Euro/pax
Romania 5 pax 20 Euro/pax
Spain 3 pax 360 Euro/pax
Turkey 3 pax 275 Euro/pax 60Euro/pax

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

YMCA Baia Mare – NGO

Phone: +40371134344

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Roxana Pascan

E-Mail: roxana@ymca.ro

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Training Course Cherry on the cake: Youth exchange in the context of a long term work with groups of young people

Dates: 26-30 June 2018

Venue: Laško, Slovenia

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

Application deadline: 30th April 2018

Have you already led a Youth Exchange within the E+ and remained interested in how you can dig deeper into specific aspects? Would you like to know more about the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a youth exchange?

General Description

Do you ever wonder how to keep the young people you work with motivated, and how you can take your local youth work to the “next level”? Have you already led a Youth Exchange within the Erasmus+ programme and remained interested in how you can better discover its learning potential and dig deeper into specific aspects? Would you like to know more about the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a youth exchange?

This 3-day training course will address many questions and try to open creative space for finding answers regarding different quality aspects of Youth Exchanges and their potential for non-formal learning in youth work.

The course will also explore challenges that international setting brings to working with young people. The activity will consist of preparation exercises and residential training course.

The training concept has been developed as a means for systematic support for organizations working with young people from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Western Balkan region, who already have the basic understanding and experience in Youth Exchanges. The training is also an opportunity for contact making and partnership building for future cooperation among the organizations.

Aim and Objectives
The aim of the training course is to deepen the understanding of the potential and possibilities of a Youth Exchange as a tool for non-formal learning in long-term work with young people.

The objectives of the programme are to:

– Explore the potential of Youth Exchanges for motivation, learning and empowerment in long term work with young people;
– Increase the participants’ understanding of the importance of involving young people in all phases of a Youth Exchange and the tailoring it according to their needs;
– Increase the participants’ understanding of the role of a Youth Leader in all phases of a Youth Exchange;
– Develop participants’ competences to recognize the potential for learning in all phases of a Youth Exchange and support the learning processes of everyone involved;
– Identify the challenges of international setting a Youth Exchange brings and reflect on how to approach them;
– Explore the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a Youth Exchange.

Programme of the Training Course

The programme will start on the 26th of June in the Evening and end on the 29th of June in the evening. Therefore, please note that the arrival and departure days are 26th and 30th of June.

The programme of the activity will be designed based on the aims and objectives, connected with needs of the participants and they will receive it prior to the event.

The training course aims to bring together 25 participants from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and Partner Countries of the Western Balkan region who:
– Work with young people on a regular basis (youth workers, youth leaders…) ;
– Have implemented at least one Youth Exchange within the Erasmus+ programme as a youth leader;
– Are interested in the development of new Youth Exchanges;
– Are interested in integrating digital approaches and tools in their work with young people in the frame of Youth Exchanges;
– Are capable of working in English language;
– Are 18 years old or older.

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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 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

This TCA is from 2018 budget

Application

 

Organizer:

MOVIT, National agency of Erasmus+ Youth in action programme

Co-organizer:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Phone: +386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Maja Drobne

E-Mail: info@mva.si

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: Youth Work for Employability

Dates: 22-28 May 2018

Venue: Termini Imerese, Italy

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, FYROM, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 22nd April 2018

Youth Work for Employability is Training Course which aim is to empower youth workers and youth leaders with new skills and competencies to reinforce young people employability skills.

General Description

Associazione ICARUS with the support of Erasmus+ Programme organises Youth Work for Employability a training course aiming at empowering youth workers and youth leaders with new skills and competencies to reinforce young people employability skills.

The training course will empower participants with competencies to help themselves and young people they work with to gain employability skills useful for the labour market and life.

Planned activities will be based on active participation and non formal education methods such as focus group, brainstorming, simulation, role games with the aim to facilitate group dynamics, learning and sharing of best practices.

Participants will contribute in the realization of new NFE material, methods, approaches, focused on youth empowerment and development of employability skills on young people which will be collected during the training course and shared online afterwards.

Objectives of the training course are:
– to improve cross-competencies of participants such as leadership, prevention management and resolution of problems and conflicts, teamwork skills, communication, etc. to experience new methods which can be transferred to target group afterwards or personal life
– to improve the intercultural competences of participants by working in an international context – to improve and deepen knowledge of participants in the use of NF approaches and methods to enhance transversal skills for young people’s employability
– to improve skills of participants in designing and implementing learning processes and developing educational activities through NFE to acquire skills for employability
– get awareness of the phenomenon of youth unemployment at the European level, mapping the skills needed for increasing the employability of young people, identifying educational processes for intervention
– to strengthen skills of participants in conducting projects involving young people with fewer opportunities and multicultural groups; – to share good practices among partner organizations and improve the quality of youth work.

Selection Criteria
 We are searching for youth leaders, youth workers, educators, facilitators and active volunteers of sending organizations which would like to increase their competences as leaders
 Participants should be interested or already involved in dealing with intercultural learning, conducting activities addressed to young people, to coordinate groups, to work in multicultural context and interested in the use of NF education methodologies
 Participants are expected to take active role during the Training Course. Every participants will conduct activity/game on a selected topic.

 Participants will contribute in the realization of new NFE material, methods, approaches, focused on youth empowerment and development of employability skills on young people which contents/material will be collected during the training and shared online afterwards.
 Participants have to collect information about the phenomenon of youth unemployment in own country in order to share result during the training and shape together a map of competences young people should improve to enhance self employability.
 Participants are expected to act as multipliers once back home and to be able to use new competences in youth work at local or international level
 Good knowledge of English

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Costs

 

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

The travel costs will be reimbursed on effective cost purchased and up to the limit for your country. Reimbursement will be done after we receive all the original tickets via bank transfer.

Please control the travel grant limits for your country before you buy tickets!
Early arrivals or late departures will be on personal responsibility of participants.

Country Travel grant per pax
Italy (under 500km) 0 euro
Italy (more than 500km) €275
FYROM €275
Greece €275

France €275
Iceland €530
Belgium €275
Czech Republic €275
Romania €275
Spain €275
Latvia €360

Board and lodging will be provided by the host organization for free during the whole period of the Training Course.

For this project it is not required any participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

Associazione Icarus – NGO

Phone: +39 3939629434

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Youth Work for Employability Draft Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course YOCOMO: 1st pilot course for youth workers based on the ETS competence model for youth workers to work internationally

Dates: 4-10 June 2018

Venue: Rome, Italy

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

Application deadline: 30th April 2018

This very first pilot training course is based upon and articulated around the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers To Work Internationally, developed in the context of the European Training Strategy (ETS) by SALTO T&C RC.

General Description

This Pilot training course is a first step into the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers.

It AIMS at being a unique journey of educational opportunities meant for you, passionate and adventurous youth workers, who are ready and willing to reflect on, share and discover your personal unique journeys, and explore how to work with competence models.

Therefore, if…
– you are a youth worker and you already have experience with international mobilities, but want to develop your competences further,
– you are interested to experience working with a competence model and developing within, and
– you are looking for a great opportunity to meet other colleagues and share, exchange, support and evolve…
…this course might be for you!

Objectives
– To explore a competence-based approach and the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers: WHAT it IS what it is NOT;
– To experiment, play and see how the Competence Model can be used in your practice;
– To focus on particular parts and/or aspects of the Competence Model and explore them in more depth;
– To dedicate time for self-exploration and reflective practice;
– To work with (self)assessment/reflection in the framework of the Competence Model;
– To explore how to make your learning and development beneficial for groups/organisations/communities;
– To share educational practices from your youth work experience and plan further.

General Concept of the Pilot Courses:
The pilot courses (what is meant to become their final versions) are developed as a support for youth workers in their competence development. Each course will focus on different dimensions and levels of complexity of the competence model.

Hence, the series of pilot courses will support fine-tuning and developing the final versions of the courses based on the competence model for youth workers. Participating in this first pilot course does not mean that you are obliged to take part in the next ones!

Target Group
The pilot courses are designed for youth workers or those active in youth work on a regular basis, actively involved in activities with young people and in designing, implementing and evaluating pedagogical activities for young people, particularly those linked with the mobility of young people. As participant, you be asked to direct your own learning and to have the ability to self-assess your competences (attitudes, skills, knowledge and behaviours). You must have a structure that supports you (NGO, school, municipality, youth centre, etc.). A fairly good knowledge English is necessary since it is the working language.

Note: because this is not yet the final version of the course, we hope to have participants who are able to provide conductive feedback and recommendation after the course. However, please note that this first pilot course will correspond to what – in the final versions – will become an introduction to working on / with competence models.

The team of trainers for this first pilot course are Salvi Greco and Snežana Bačlija Knoch. Following the selection process, the training team might contact selected participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme. This is to ensure that your needs are taken into account in order to maximise the potential that the course offers.

Methodology
This pilot course (and the future final editions) is based on a long-term format and blended learning, meaning that it includes:
– One residential course of 5 full working days;
– Online work before (light preparation) and after (to harvest);
– Because of its experimental nature, the pilot course plans a final consolidation meeting of about 2 days, most possibly in September 2018.
The general approach is based on the principles of non-formal learning.

The WORKING DAYS are 5-9 June (arrivals on the 4th late afternon and departures on the 10th in the morning).

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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 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.

Information for NAs: this is funded through TCA 2017.

Application

 

Organizer:

Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG) – National Agency

Co-organizer:

SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: YOKOMO Draft Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic

E-Mail: gisele@salto-youth.net

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: Step into Strategic Partnerships

Dates: 22-28 October 2018

Venue: Bonn, Germany

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

Application deadline: 10th June 2018

A basic and generic training course supporting the first steps of potential applicants into medium and large-scale Strategic Partnerships aiming at innovation in the youth field.

General Description

If you are a professional working in experienced youth work organisation and willing to develop innovative practices for the youth work field, this course might be for you!

The course will focus on providing a thorough understanding about Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme’s funding opportunities for the development of international Strategic Partnership projects.

Strategic Partnership projects are new opportunities for sustainable international cooperation and innovation in the youth field within Erasmus+ Youth in Action. These projects have a lot of potential for the development of innovative ideas and concepts of wider relevance for the youth field in Europe.

With this training course we aim to increase competences for the development of quality Strategic Partnership projects (within Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ Youth in Action), aiming for innovation in the field of youth.

Throughout the 5 days course, you will have opportunities to:
• Explore essential aspects about Strategic Partnership projects being part of the Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme
• Understand quality requirements for Strategic Partnerships
• Get to know examples of such projects
• Grasp the concept of innovation in the field of youth on European level
• Explore what does it take to build and sustain an equal partnership among organisations
• Understand the main principles of building a structure of activities, outputs and a budget of a Strategic Partnership project
• Learn about the tools supporting the management of such Projects
• Meet other youth work professionals aiming to explore Strategic Partnership projects and sustainable cooperation.

Participants’ profile
We are looking for participants who:
• are able to communicate in English (it will be the main working language)
• are directly working in an organisation or institution linked to the field of Youth, based in one of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme countries
• are experienced in managing projects in the youth field

• are willing to develop innovative practices within the field of youth on international level
• so far have not implemented a Strategic Partnership under Key Action 2 within the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme
• have a specific idea and willingness to explore possibilities to develop and implement Strategic Partnership projects.

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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 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.

Application

 

Organizer:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Phone: +49 228 9506227

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ingrid Müller

E-Mail: mueller@jfemail.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: Keep It Real! Vilnius 2018

Dates: 3-7 June 2018

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Eastern Partnership countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 22nd April 2018

This training course is aimed at those who have no or only some experience in preparing an Youth Exchange. The main aim is to support YE applicants to increase main quality aspects in various phases of the project and prepare eligible Youth Exchange.

General Description

What does it actually make to have a REAL youth exchange? What is YOUR REALITY of youth exchange projects? You probably had some experience in applying, what were your challenges, and expectations? We want to help you with finding tips & tricks to raise quality of the future youth exchange.

„Keep it REAL!“ training course will offer space to explore what does it take to have a REAL Youth Exchange. The course is mainly aimed at those who have no or only some experience of applying for international Youth Exchange – either you have just recently applied for the grant and received negative answer or you have freshly „joined the club“ of applicants by planning to apply for a grant for the first time.

The main aim of this training is to support youth exchange applicants to increase main quality aspects in various phases of the project. The approach of this TC is based on combination of inputs and practice to let participants put hands on real experiences – explore problem solving, share advises, deal with issues which really matters.

There are many quality criteria when it comes to Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges, this training course will concentrate on certain aspects that most of applicants are struggling with: youth participation, equal partnership, dimension of non-formal learning, intercultural learning, YouthPass process, seeing the whole project as a long-term learning process and dealing with possible risks. During this TC there will be possibility to practically complete the application form and receive feedback.

We are inviting representatives, young people who are actively involved in planning a youth exchange project. In the training course we are expecting up to 25 participants from Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Portugal, Eastern Partnership and Western Balkan countries. To encourage participation of young people during selection process priority will be given to them.

„Keep it REAL“ daily programme lasts for 3 full days, arrival day on Sunday, 3rd of June and departure day on Thursday, 7th of June, 2018.

Team: Sandra Zaidova and Žilvinas Mažeikis who will share all their knowledge and experience in YE, also representatives of Lithuanian National Agency will join the training to support the process, share some technical aspects of youth exchange projects, get into direct contact with participants and share real examples from the field.

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Costs

 

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

Being selected for this course, accommodation and participation costs relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs.

Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details. Applicants from Eastern Partnership and Western Balkan countries should contact Lithuanian NA, their costs will be covered by LT NA.

Application

 

Organizer:

Lithuanian NA – National Agency

Phone: +370 5249 7003

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Keep it Real.pdf

Contact for questions:

Roberta Čepulytė

E-Mail: roberta@jtba.lt

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.