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Seminar Kaboom on Innovative Communication Practices

Dates: 4-8 September 2017

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

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

Application deadline: 21st July 2017

Kaboom! will offer an insight to some of the best communication practices from various youth projects and explore how the innovation can support the creation of added value in new and existing communication practices and activities in youth field.

General Description

There are thousands of (international) youth projects in Europe each year – they change the lives of thousands of young people, an innumerable number of great activities are developed: you can imagine the wealth of experience and results all these projects provide.

However, often these projects end after the last day of the activity, and someone in some office quickly finishes the paperwork to get it over. The papers and pictures of the project are then put in some bottom drawer and forgotten…

A lot of time, money and energy is being in every project or activity supported by the EU programmes in the field of youth and the outcomes are often not used in the way they could be despite having so much potential to inspire lots of follow up and multiplying. With relatively little more effort youth projects could be much more visible to the outside world.

Good communication practice is often perceived as consequence of a burst of inspiration and creativity. While that can be true, the sustainable approach towards effective communication consists of proper planning, detailed execution and long term commitment. One of the biggest challenges in communication practices in the youth projects is the lack of resources available for its planning, implementation and development.

In the framework of the event innovation is understood as a process that results in the improvement or enhancement to an existing product, practice or way of doing things. It also considers innovation to be a combination of means (resource/abilities) and ends (goals). The seminar will focus on how can innovation support and help the stakeholders from youth field to maximize their resource in communication field and upgrade their existing communication activities and practices.

The aim and objectives of the activity

The aim of the activity is to offer an insight to some of the best communication practices from various youth projects and explore how the innovation can support the creation of added value in new and existing communication practices and activities in youth field.

The specific objectives are:

● To identify, collect and present the most innovative communication practices examples to inspire interested public beyond the participants of this seminar;
● To explore success factors and key elements of successful and innovative communications of project results in regards to the key target audiences;
● To create space for exchange of communication practices and tools that participants of the seminar use in their work;
● To support learning and development of communication activities of participant’s individual projects or activities;
● To explore the latest communication trends and actions;
● To encourage networking, new partnerships and cooperation among participants.

Draft programme

The programme of the event consists of various inputs from external speakers on the topic of innovation and communication. Organizers have contacted several expert from academia and business to provide inputs that will bring true added value for participants of the seminar.

The flow of the programme follows the aim and objectives of the event and will offer quality inputs from external speakers (from academia and business sector) on topics of innovation (what is innovation and how to innovate) and communication (key success factor of communication activities) and how to combine them. The programme will also offer first-hand experience with at an organisation that excels at innovative communication activities and space for peer learning, mutual exchange and individual work on the future or ongoing projects of participants. A part of the event will be aimed at developing video material that will be used for learning and empowering stakeholders in youth field in communication activities.

Organizers aim to host some prominent figures from academia or business sector from the field of communication to maximize the added value of event and provide valuable learning opportunities for the participants of the event.

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Costs

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ program.

The activity will be organised in City hotel, which is located in the heart of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The participants should arrive to the venue on 4th of September and depart on 8th of September.

The activity is a part of the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth, and therefore the selection of participants will be carried out by the Erasmus+ National Agencies in the field of youth.

All interested applicants should contact their respective National Agencies regarding further information on possible participation fee and travel cost reimbursement, in case of being selected. The organisers will cover the board and lodging.

Application

Organizer:

MOVIT – Slovenian National Agency for Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Phone: +386 1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Innovative Communication.pdf

Contact for questions:

Borut Cink

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: Managing Diversity. A Training for Youth Workers

Dates: 12 August – 14 October 2017

Venue: Ommen, the Netherlands / Yerevan, Armenia

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Armenia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, FYROM, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania

Application deadline: 16th July 2017

LTTC “Managing Diversity: A Training for Youth Workers” aims to support 26 youth workers, educators and trainers in development of diversity management skills and in learning how to implement a culture of diversity in their working environments.

General Description

Development and prosperity of any society depends on the involvement and participation of individuals. Thus, every individual should have the same rights, opportunities and spaces to get involved and to be heard. However, everywhere in Europe we face scarcity of these conditions.

There is a strong need of change-makers and youth work specifically who can professionally work against structural discrimination and under-representation of marginalized groups.

There is a need of educators and youth workers who can foster participation of marginalized youth and support them to develop their capacities for engagement. Marginalization, lack of participation and discrimination are strongly connected to societal habits and education. This means we have the ability to change them the same way they have been created.

LTTC “Managing Diversity: A Training for Youth Workers” aims to support 26 youth workers, educators and youth trainers from Programme Countries as well as and Partner countries in development of their diversity management skills and in learning how to implement a culture of diversity in their working environments by increasing diversity-oriented awareness in their work with young people.

The LTTC has the following main objectives:

• To empower 26 youth workers, trainers and educators to develop diversity orientation in their work with young people and build their competence in diversity management;
• To support youth workers in incorporation of diversity into their working environment, thus, making their work more inclusive and effective;
• To promote diversity-oriented attitudes and awareness within the European programs in the fields of Education, Training and Youth;
• To introduce key theoretical aspects, the glossary as well as the practical tools, methods and instruments to the youth workers who seek to implement the concept of diversity in their work;

• To discuss how the European Youth Work can reinforce equality and ensure that diverse groups of people get equal treatment during trainings, seminars as well as other formal and non-formal educational settings;

Venues and dates:
– 12-19 August (including travel days): Ommen, the Netherlands;
– 6-14 October (including travel days): Yerevan, Armenia

NOTE! Selected participants should attend both the Training Course in the Netherlands and the Evaluation Meeting in Armenia as well as commit to implementation of 1 local activity.

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Costs

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

– JUB & APY will fully cover your stay, including accommodation, food and materials

– 85% of all travel costs (door to door, cheapest way, until the limits below) of trips to the Netherlands and Armenia will be reimbursed through a bank transfer upon the completion of the entire LTTC and after receiving all relevant receipts, including boarding passes.

– There is a one time participation fee of 25 euro. Participants with fewer opportunities, social and economic obstacles may be exempted from the participation fee upon request.

– Visa costs will be reimbursed.

Limits for travel costs (door to door, to be reimbursed for 85%) for the first training, in the Netherlands:

Armenia, Georgia: 530 EUR
Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Belarus, Italy, FYROM, Portugal: 275 EUR
Czech Republic, Germany: 180 EUR
Netherlands 20 EUR

Limits for travel costs (door to door, to be reimbursed for 85%) for the second training, in Armenia:

Portugal, Netherlands: 530 EUR
Italy, Poland, Latvia, Germany, Czech Republic: 360 EUR
Moldova, Romania, Belarus, FYROM: 275 EUR
Georgia 180 EUR

Application

Organizer:

Armenian Progressive Youth (APY) – NGO

Co-organizer:

Jongeren voor Uitwisseling en Begrip (JUB) – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Managing Diversity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Martijn Bergsma

E-Mail: martijn.bergsma@gmail.com

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Study Visit: Youth Participation in Rural Areas

Dates: 9-12 October 2017

Venue: Denmark

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Denmark, Italy, Latvia, FYROM, Portugal

Application deadline: 16th July 2017

A 3-day study visit for 21 youth leaders, youth workers and youth municipality officers to explore practices of youth participation in rural areas by visiting examples of good practice being implemented in rural and geographically isolated areas.

General Description

The study visit will gather together youth workers from small scale towns, rural areas and little villages to have a look at Danish good practices that help the countryside to be more international.

We will also get to know the participating organisations and create contacts between participants. We can start forming project ideas and see how to get forward with the ideas later.

Our focus will be on youth projects like youth exchanges and the European Voluntary Service (EVS).

This study visit envisions to allow the participants to:

– Explore, experience and understand the specific challenges to youth participation in rural and geographically remote areas.
– Visit examples of good practices and based upon interaction with the project organisations, filtering out elements to transfer to one’s reality.
– Think of innovative youth participation models in rural areas (new technologies, long-distance tools, etc.).
– Offer possibilities for partnership building among organisations active in the field of youth participation in rural areas, for future projects within the frame of E+ Programme.
– Experience Danish culture and Portuguese culture through the involvement of their local communities.
– Look closely upon:

i. How to set up programmes and project to increase youth participation in rural areas: strengths and challenges, resistance and factor, etc.
ii. Long term strategies and approaches to youth participation in rural areas, including connection of programme design with E+ framework for fundraising and impact measurement.

The program lasts for three full days with arrival day on 9th of October and departure day on 12th of October.

Participants should be at least 18 years old and should have a good level of English.

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Costs

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

  • Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers. Any particular need should be communicated at the moment of registration.
  • Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus + Key Action 1 rules. [Flight tickets shall be bought only after agreement and confirmation with the organizers.]

  •  From Denmark – a max. amount of 20€ per participant within the country
  • From Latvia, Italy and FYROM – a max. amount of 275€ per participant
  • From Portugal – a max. amount of 360€ per participant

– Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the training.

Application

Organizer:

Ung Egedal – NGO

Phone: +351920216820

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Study Visit in Denmark.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aleksandra Maldziski

E-Mail: aleksandra.maldziski@dypall.com

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Training Course: Leadership through project method.

Dates: 6-14 September 2017

Venue: Kolín, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participant coming from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania, FYROM, Poland, Spain

Application deadline: 14th July 2017

This project will take your leadership skills to the next level, raise your confidence in taking leadership role and provide you with experience you can use everywhere. We invite you to come to hear the experience of others and share yours!

General Description

The TC “LTPM- Leadership Through Project Method” will bring together youth workers, youth leaders, trainers and project organizers from different EU countries with the purpose of equipping them with skills needed to grow as a youth leader, whilst introducing the project method way of learning.

They will learn how to work on projects, make decisions, solve problems, plan budgets and implement their activities. The training course aims at acquiring new skills and knowledge, professional and generic competencies, which will help them raise self-esteem, learn how to work, raise competitiveness, and improve coaching skills in order to transfer their knowledge and skills to young people.

The training course is based on the experiential and outdoor learning methodology. 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.

Many young people report being disenchanted with what they see as a Society which is failing them. Increasing levels of youth unemployment, less job security, increased social tensions, fragmented communities and lack of appropriate support in life transitions can lead to young people feeling hopeless, directionless or even heading in a negative direction.

However young people harbour the potential to make deep and wide contributions to a more positive sustainable future and in creating healthy resilient communities.

In order for this to happen young people must be supported in stepping into their own strengths and qualities. They need to learn that Leadership can take many forms and that everyone has the potential to lead in their own unique way.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered.

Travel costs will be reimbursed up to the amount designated by Erasmus+ for each country.

Country – max travel grant
Croatia – 180 Euro
Denmark – 275 Euro

Poland – 180 Euro
Lithuania – 275 Euro
Italy – 275 Euro
Spain – 360 Euro
FYROM- 275 Euro

There will be a no participation fee

Application

Organizer:

Centrum financni gramotnosti – NGO

Phone: +420734642966

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Leadership through Project Method.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ondrej Podlesak

Website: https://www.cefig.cz/LTPM

E-Mail: ondrej.podlesak@cefig.cz

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Training Course: Jump in EVS

Dates: 4-9 September 2017

Venue: Tunisia

Eligible are 25 – 30 participants coming from: Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia

Application deadline: 1st August 2017

Step in EVS! Training Course for Newcomers in EVS in EuroMed. Opportunity to know more about EVS and EVS accreditation in South-Med countries!

General Description

Since 2014 SALTO EuroMed is responsible of the EVS accreditation of NGOs in South-Med countries. In the last years, together with several Erasmus+ National Agencies, there was a great investment in terms of trainings and support for new accredited NGOs at national level.

With this training, this year, organizations can benefit of new international training course putting together NGOs from 3 South Med countries (Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia), which are in the process of EVS accreditation and accredited NGOs in Programme Countries who want to start a cooperation in EVS projects with these South Med countries.

EVS cooperation with partner countries including South-Med ones will be part of Erasmus+ programme also in 2018 in the new frame the programme will have.

Target Groups

– Partner countries (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) NGOs:

Representatives of NGOs that are on the process of the accreditation: that they had applied for the accreditation and they are waiting to receive the accreditation field visit. The NGO can send 1 or 2 people who will be directly involved in EVS projects such as Mentor and Responsible of project/supervisor .

– Programme Countries:

Representatives of accredited NGOs (as sending/receiving and coordinating organizations) who want to promote EVS projects with South-Med partner countries. The NGO can send 1 representative who will be directly involved in the EVS project as mentor/RoP and have the mandate from the organization to develop EVS projects with South Med countries.
Methods and Programme

The Training course will based on the experience gained within the Training For Mentors and Responsible of Projects run by SALTO EuroMed in 2014-2016 at national level but with an additional focus on partnership development between programme and South-Med countries organizations.

The working language of the training will be English. Language support to French speakers can be provided.

Aim of the training

Aim of the training course will be to provide participants with basic knowledge about actors and rules of European Voluntary Service and at the same time prepare NGOs for the specific challenges of EVS cooperation with South-Med countries.

These are the main topics that the training course will tackle:

• EVS basic elements and rules
• Fundamental Text of EVS
• Self-assessment of the motivation and competences of the NGOs to host and send volunteers
• Challenges in EVS EuroMed cooperation
• Risk prevention
• Challenges and ICL learning
• Project management
• Partnerships elements

Selection of participants will be done by SALTO EuroMed for South-Med countries and from interested National Agencies for programme countries.

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Costs

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

Being selected for this course, costs (accommodation, flight travel) 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/SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed 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:

SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed

Co-organizers:

French NA – National Agency

Italian NA – National Agency

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Pauline Giraudet

E-Mail: pauline.giraudet@service-civique.gouv.fr

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: Share The Right Story

Dates: 15-22 October 2017

Venue: Ajdovščina, Slovenia

Eligible are 26 participant coming from: Czech Republic, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 25th August 2017

A journey through different storytelling techniques (from tales around the fire to video games) as tools to support learning and increase the effectiveness, the enjoyment and the impact of your work with young people.

General Description

“Share the Right Story” is a Mobility of Youth Workers activity promoted by the Slovenian NGO Youth Aid Centre Association – YACA.

The course wants to make trainers, facilitators and youth workers aware of the many and various uses of the non-formal educational method of Storytelling and show them how it can be used to work with young people, helping them to develop a big number of important abilities and competences in the professional and personal sphere.

Our love for story is universal. And we use story all the time. Every time we understand a new set of data, learn a new skill, change an attitude, or share a part of ourselves with others, we do it through formulating some sort of a story. By using the storytelling process consciously, we can learn how to increase the effectiveness, robustness, and enjoyment of our work with young people and not only!

What is “Share the Right Story” TC all about?

The main objectives of this traning course are:
-to identify and understand key elements and skills for storytelling, and explore their potential benefits for learning, personal development and employability;
– to analyze the increased impact that stories (and media) have on phenomena such as “hate speech”, intolerance and open racism. We will discuss the new needs for awareness, ethics and knowledge that come with the social and digital era;
– to explore the concept of “transformational storytelling”: using storytelling as an innovative tool to address change and personal development;
– to use elements of gamification to make youth work more attractive and accessible to young people (especially those with fewer opportunities);
– to create an international network of youth workers and organisations, able to use storytelling to develop skills and methods and to have an innovative impact on local levels.

Working Methods

The activities will be based on non-formal and experiential learning methodologies, all centered on different aspects of Storytelling. We will work on the most classic and traditional forms (circle) to the most contemporary, like cinema, comics and videogames.

The expected learning outcomes for the participants are:
– to be trained on, and receive information about, innovative approaches based on Storytelling, illustrating specialistic concepts such as the Monomyth, the Way of Council, Gamification – and the work methodologies related to them – combining theory, practice and sharing reflections and good practice tips with trainers and colleagues;
– to get more proficient in the understanding and use for educational purposes of Comics, Videogames, Board Games – all media very popular in the youth culture;

– to increase awareness and learn how to better tackle in youth work their potential negative effects, as well: the risk of addiction and escapism from reality, the possible manipulation and propaganda uses that can be done by authorities, political and social actors, governments.
– Theatre and role-playing and practices of personal storytelling.

Profile of the Participants

We expect participants that work with youngsters on local, national or/and international level and are eager to learn something new, contribute their experience and knowledge connected to the topic and are playful, active and simply believe in the power of stories, storytelling and non-formal education.

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Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ program.

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organization.

The travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards as it follows:

– Italy, Hungary: 180€
– Czech Republic, Ireland, Poland, U.K., Greece, Romania, France, Netherlands: 275€
– Portugal, Finland: 360€

Participants will be asked to contribute with a participation fee, according to the possibilities of each participant, on a sliding scale between 30€ and 100€.

Application

Organizer:

Društvo CPM, Youth Aid Centre Association – YACA, Ljubljana, Slovenia – NGO

Phone: +386 1 438 22 10

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Share the Right Story.pdf

Contact for questions:

Špela Gorjan

Mobile:+386 41 265 790

E-Mail: sharestoriestc@gmail.com

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Training Course: ATOQ GR – Advanced Training on Quality in Greece

Dates: 16-21 October 2017

Venue: Greece

Eligible are 30 – 35 participant coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 10th September 2017

ATOQ training course aim at increasing quality within youth exchanges. Based on previous exchanges, an international group of youth workers will focus on quality aspects and improve management competences in order to raise quality of future exchanges.

General Description

The aim of the ATOQ is to support youth workers/leaders in increasing the quality of the European youth exchanges they set up within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The ATOQ training course will provide the participants with opportunities to:

1. Critically reflect upon their previous international youth exchange experience(s) and the impact on young people, organisations and wider community

2. Increase the understanding of different quality aspects of youth exchanges such as: active participation of young people, cooperation with partners, intercultural learning, impact and results; programme building

3. Experience a non-formal learning process and understand how to support young people’s learning process in the project;

4. Improve their project management competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) in order to better organise the different phases of a youth exchange.

Participants from other countries are welcome to apply to the training too if their National Agency is willing to cover their travel costs.

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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 National Agency to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. The practices vary from country to country.

This training is organised within TCA2017

Application

Organizer:

The National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth in Action in Greece

Co-organizer:

The National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth in Action in France

Phone: 0033170989366

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: ATOQ General Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

Alice DARTOUT

E-Mail: alice.dartout@service-civique.gouv.fr

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.