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Training Course: EUth Work

Dates: 1 – 8 April 2018

Venue: Cascais, Portugal, The European Youth Capital

Eligible are 2 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 30 participants coming from: Portugal, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th February 2018

Since the ’90s, youth work has grown rapidly, but although it is nowadays widely recognized as a valid mean to support the development and participation of young people, there isn’t across Europe a shared knowledge of its features, a common framework in terms of recognition neither a clear strategy for the development of the competences of the human resources involved in the sector.

Description

Questions like “Who is the youth worker? How to become a youth worker?” and “What’s his/her role in Europe?” are still hard to be answered.

This it not only due the broad spectrum of the sector and the multi-dimension of the approaches, but also because scarce are the opportunities for youth workers to debate over such questions in a in-depth and structured way among peers.

The project was conceived having in mind these considerations and was drafted out with the aim to reflect, assess and promote youth work across Europe.

The organizations involved in this project are aware of the great impact youth work has in the main burning issues of Europe – such as employment, social cohesion and civic participation – but they are also aware that such impact could be greater and more effective if there would be more space for debate, share and cooperate between youth workers at European level.

The Seminar wants to represent such space; a space to:

– Broaden the understanding of youth work’s practices, policies and systems;
– Increase youth workers’ and Youth leaders motivation and satisfaction and contribute to their professional development;
– Disseminate good practices to strengthen the cooperation between organizations and increase their capacity to operate at EU

Expected Commitment and Working Methodology

This Seminar will be based in active and collaborative methodologies. Participants will be asked to research and bring information about

1) how is youth work organised and recognised in their countries

2) Good practices in the field of Youth Work.

The participants themselves, during the program, will share this information. Moreover the participants will, together, build a dissemination video and a booklet with the information gathered.

The activity will take place in Fundação O Século, at S. Joao de Estoril, at 5 minutes distance from the train station connecting Cascais to Lisbon.

This space has already hosted previous Rota Jovem’s projects, thus, the mutual trust between the two entities will definitely be an asset able to guarantee a smooth implementation of the project.

Fundação O Século has lodging facilities, large open-air spaces, a fully equipped seminar room and a canteen able to meet all the participants’ need.

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

Participation fee 50 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with ROTA – JOVEM, NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 6937185827

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: 18+ years old

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Training Course: Act non-formal vol. 2

Dates: 26 March – 3 April 2018

Venue: Osterholz-Scharmbeck/ Bremen, Germany

Eligible are 38 participants coming from: Cyprus, Finland, FYROM, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 5th February 2018

Act non-formal! is a Training Course for youth workers and those working the educational field of inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in order to get knowledge in how to involve drama and non- formal education methods into their daily work.

General Description

“Act non-formal vol.2” is a European Training Course that was initiated by several European NGOs in order to learn and share innovative non-formal education methods for young people, but especially to groups with fewer opportunities such as people with disabilities, young refugees and youth from marginalised group into local communities.

As one of the biggest challenges that youth work is facing at the moment is how to integrate young migrants and refugees and for them to benefit from youth work as well, youth workers need to be trained and learn new tools in order to transform the youth work to be able to face the current challenges.

Therefor we invite 38 youth workers from Cyprus, Latvia, Slovakia, Finland, FYROM, Hungary, Spain and Germany to learn new tools that make use of drama methods to include in their daily work. These tools will help youth workers to integrate youth from marginalized groups into their work and into society.

Also we will speak about ways how young refugees can be involved in international youth projects in order to benefit from the experiences as well.

All the methods used will be non formal methods using drama educational tools, non-verbal methods, different forms of discussions, sharing experiences and simulations in order to guarantee a successful learning outcome that can be easily applied in local youth work.

This project should bring a new dimension into local and international youth work with integrating marginalised youth, training youth workers to make youth work more innovative and drama more applicable.

It should help youth workers to be prepared for challenges that occured or might occur in future with integrating refugees.

The methods applied will help young people to reflect and express their opinions about actual topics and to make youngsters from different backgrounds feel connected in order for young migrants and refugees to feel accepted by the society and therefor stop their radicalization.

The trainers will be Maria Diaz Durillo, Mohammed Awwad, Branimir Suk and Svenja Oltmanns.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

1. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to a max. of:

275€/participant (Latvia, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain, FYROM, Finland)

380€/person (Cyprus) and

180€/person (Germany)

After sucessful participation in the TC and fulfilling dissemination activities.

Please consult with us before you book the exact amount of reimbursement that are eligable to get reimbursed.

2. Acommodation and food will be covered

3. There is a participation fee of 20€ per person.

Application

 

Organizer:

NaturKultur e.V. – NGO

Phone: +4915202911880

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Mindset of Youth Workers in supporting learning through youth mobilities

Dates: 13-19 May 2018

Venue: De Glind, Netherlands

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

Application deadline: 30th March 2018

This five-day training course provides a learning environment for youth workers to reflect on their mindset with a specific focus on being a learner and supporting learning of young people in youth work and especially in youth mobilities.

General Description

If this catches your interest the National Agency of the Netherlands invites you to apply to come to the Netherlands. Together with other participants from all over Europe you will have the opportunity to reflect on your mindset – reflect, exchange, challenge.

The training course will make links to the ETS Youth worker Competence Model to work internationally and focuses on tackling the questions:

What are the elements of the “mindset of a youth worker” (in youth mobilities) in order to:

  • be an example of a good learner
  • make learning a priority
  • create a good learning environment
  • balance both, group and individual learning needs
  • support reflection processes of young people
  • ask ‘good’ questions to raise participants’ awareness to their ‘hidden’ competences
  • support young people to get empowered and express their own learning meaningfull
  • and many more questions come up when you work with young people in mobilities!

We want to offer the opportunity to look behind, to reflect and experience our mindsets! Mindsets, we understand in the classical etymological way as ‘habits of mind formed by previous experience’ – see whether ‘we walk the talk’ and ‘which walk do we talk’ and which areas needs reflection, discussion and exchange!

The overall aim of this training course is to reflect on the mindset of youth workers and exchange, discuss and challenge youth workers about competencies they need for supporting young people’s development in youth mobility and furthermore. This will be based on drawing from successful youth mobility experiences and will lead to discuss measures for systematic change in youth worker education and training, to be better prepared!

The detailed objectives are:
• to discover and discuss practices and impact of successful learning experiences and
supported/facilitated learning processes in youth mobilities,
• to discuss what supports learning in mobility’s (learning environment, process etc.) and what is the mindset of the youth workers related to it,
• to discuss how to empower and enable the competence development of young people in
appropriate ways (with a specific focus on the use of it in the young person’s daily life and
reality)

• to supporting meaningful expressions of gained competence through youth mobilities,
• To focus on youth worker as a learner and develop youth workers competences through the
“Youthworker Competence Model to work internationally”

The training course is a result of a long term project Time to Show off of the National Agencies of the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia and SALTO Training and Cooperation.

This project was composed by 3 parts; The first part brought together experienced young people with their support youth workers and reflect on what made the success of their international mobilities; the second part was the training on youth workers mindset and the third part was an international expert meeting with youth worker education and training providers in which impact and changes needed in youth work education have been discussed to develop mindset in learning moods!

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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, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs, except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

For sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2018

Application

 

Organizer:

National Agency Erasmus+ Youth, The Netherlands

Phone: +31302306580

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marrie Kortenbosch

E-Mail: m.kortenbosch@nji.nl

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Training Course: All 4 Inclusion (Phase. 2)

Dates: 21-25 February 2018

Venue: Slovak Republic

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, FYROM, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 28th January 2018

This TC focuses on encouraging and empowering youth workers, social workers to start inclusive projects enthusiastic further developing inclusive projects with mixed ability groups through Erasmus+ projects.

General Description

All 4 Inclusion is two phases TC. This TC is a follow up to the activity delivered in October 2017. Second phase will be delivered 21st – 25th February 2018. Our aim is to make the E+ more inclusive, accessible for young people with fewer opportunities.

The objectives of the training course is to offer a follow on to participants who attended phase one “All 4 inclusion” are following:

• to gain knowledge on how to deal with inclusion in Erasmus+ projects and to discover different possibilities for inclusive youth work within the framework of Erasmus+ (Youth worker mobility and Youth exchange)
• to give youth workers a better understanding of people with fewer opportunities (key concepts in the field of inclusion)
• to discuss and analyze challenges of inclusion people with fewer opportunities in the Erasmus+ activities
• to improve the interaction between young people with and without fewer opportunities
• to gain competences on how to stimulate the learning process of young people with fewer opportunities
• to get familiar with different inclusion tools, methods and approaches
• to exchange good practices about how inclusive projects can effect personal pathways of target groups
• to establish partnership between organisations and create concrete Erasmus+ projects to submit in the April 2018 deadline

We believe that learning by doing will provide a deeper understanding of the method and therefore serve as an inspiration for creating similar projects in participants own communities.

Developing projects that are based on new methods and approaches seems to be especially important for those youth workers who are dealing with difficult social issues, as they very often lack proper and effective tools to address their beneficiaries.

Inclusive methodS that can be used in various contexts and therefore we hope the skills and knowledge gained during this Training Course will help our participants to create a new quality in their everyday work with young people.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

Being selected for this course, the costs as (accommodation, food etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NA hosting this project.

For this training course is participation fee as contribution needed which varies from country to country.

Therefore please contact your NA (if you are resident in a Programme Country) to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. Thank you.

TCA 2017-2018

Application

 

Organizer:

Iuventa-Slovak Youth Institute, National Agency Erasmus+

Phone: +421 908 678 820

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tomáš Tóth

E-Mail: tomas.toth@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.

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Conference: Roma in the past and today

Dates: 25-28 February 2018

Venue: Skopje, FYROM

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

Application deadline: 31st January 2018

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

General Description

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

Methodology

The conference is envisaged to give introduction to the Roma Holocaust and HRE topic. The methodology is based on NFE methods: using manuals such as: Right to Remember, T-Kit-Social Inclusion, Compass etc. groups work, brainstorming, wall writing, association game, discussion, debate, simulation, audiovisual techniques.

Profile of the Participants

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

Participants must also:

• be familiar with the situation and challenges of the Roma community in their country
• be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, anti-discrimination work, human rights and to share their experiences with other participants

• be aged 18 +
• be committed to attend for the full duration of the course
• be able to work in English
• be resident in one of the European countries, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Costs

 

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

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

Travel costs are reimbursed during the seminar or afterwards by bank transfer based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets), based on the cheapest means and up to a certain amount:

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

Cheaper tickets will be one of the criteria in selection process. For questions contact the organizers.

The accommodation is going to be in WIP Hotel in Skopje – city center, FYROM

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

Roma Youth Center – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Roma in the Past & Today.pdf

Contact for questions:

Senad Sakipovski

E-Mail: info.marandost@gmail.com

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Partnership building Activity: Let’s Get It On! A Contact Making Seminar for Youth Exchanges

Dates: 16-20 April 2018

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 16th February 2018

This is a contact-making seminar for Youth Exchanges, targeting organisations doing inclusion youth work. Music will be a key methodology used during the seminar. Building partnerships for future projects together is the main aim of the seminar.

General Description

The seminar aims to build relationships between organisations who working with young people with fewer opportunities and help them to take their first steps in building projects together.

Some of the activities during the training course will be based around music in a fun and informal way. We hope this will encourage participants to consider how to use music to enhance the learning of young people during youth exchanges.

The other main focus of the training is to look at the needs of young people with fewer opportunities and the different tools needed to support them. Participants will also be supported to make the links between local and European issues that impact young people.

The week will be based on non-formal activities with a strong focus on sharing and building relationships between the organisations present.

The overall objectives of this activity are:

• to meet your peers from around Europe doing inclusion youth work and develop a partnership
• to support youth workers to develop sustainable partnerships for inclusion youth mobility projects in the area of Youth Exchanges.
• to get a better understanding of the Erasmus+ Programme specifically in the field of Youth Exchanges.
• to gain an understanding of supports available for youth workers engaging with young people with fewer opportunities.

The theme of the seminar will be around music, and how music can connect cultures, young people and links to identity.

We hope participants will learn new practical methods around how to use music when working with young people in an international context.

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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.

For sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2017

Application

 

Organizer:

Léargas

Phone: +35318871222

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@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.

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Training Course: Too many news – my own views

Dates: 3-11 February 2018

Venue: Lviv, Ukraine

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Cyprus, FYROM, Greece, Jordan, Serbia, Turkey

Application deadline: 14th January 2018

The project aims at examining critically media discourses in our countries and analysing the role and impact of mass media messages in creating a stereotypical image of particularly vulnerable social groups, e.g. migrants and various social minorities.

General Description

Mass media is a powerful force in forming our perception of reality. The recent technological developments have brought profound changes to the way we access and consume news. Today every person connected to the Internet can post information, pictures, videos and comments which can go viral.

This means that they can potentially reach millions of people around the world and influence their attitude to a given issue. The digital revolution can empower but this power comes with great responsibility. In various parts of Europe and neighboring countries young people face different challenges related to media literacy, i.e. exposure to media bias, hate speech, cyberbullying, grassroots xenophobia propagated by media and social networks.

How to stay informed but to avoid misinformation? How to distinguish between reliable information and various forms of propaganda? How to confront and counter hate speech online?

We would like to carry out this project to empower youth workers and activists to become conscious media consumers, to apply their critical thinking skills and to contribute to more inclusive and tolerant societies through non-formal education methods.

The project aims at examining critically media discourses in our countries and analysing the role and impact of mass media messages in creating a stereotypical image of particularly vulnerable social groups, e.g. migrants (labour migrants, involuntary migrants, refugees, IDPs) and various social minorities (racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual).

The participants for this training course will include youth workers and youth leaders who are committed to countering radicalisation and hate speech; work with marginalised youth, particularly refugees and asylum seekers; and/or have first-hand experience of challenges of social or cultural integration (youth activists with migrant or refugee background).

The program will be based on non-formal education methodology and will be tailored to meet participants’ learning needs. Theoretical input will be combined with interactive activities and tools for youth empowerment.

As a result of the training course, youth workers, youth activists and youth leaders will be able to analyse critically the techniques, conventions, and language used by the media and the messages they convey.

They will get a better understanding of how media can positively and negatively influence the diversity and social cohesion in the society and will learn to identify, challenge or avoid media content that might be offensive and harmful. Upon finishing the course, the participants should be able to serve as multipliers in their respective organisations and societies.

Our short-term goals are to develop critical thinking skills of youth workers and leaders, to increase their awareness about the importance of responsible media consumption, and to empower them to counter stigmatization messages formulated by mass media. We also envisage developing strategies, materials, and guidelines which can be later used for basic media literacy training for young people.

The potential longer-term benefits include initiating positive changes in participating countries by decreasing the level of hate speech, racism, and xenophobia particularly spread through social media networks.

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Costs

 

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed 100% within the limit of 275 euros per participant.

Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

European Ways – NGO

Co-organizer:

STELLA – NGO

Phone: +380977156420

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kateryna Nefidova

E-Mail: projects@ngo-stella.org