ViseuTraining Course: The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 5-10 April 2017

Venue: Janeiro de Cima – Fundão, Portugal

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Western Balkan countries, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 29th January 2017

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).

Description

Experiencing Portuguese culture through interactions and partnerships with a local community.

Why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods.
– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.
– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.

– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).
– To reconsider daily youth work practices.
– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Youth in Action.
– To experience Portuguese culture through increased involvement in the training of local communities.

How it will be done?

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

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

The pedagogical process

A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:
– Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercise…)
– Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…
– Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people
– Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.
– Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

To experience the Portuguese culture, we will be living, eating, sleeping and working inside a rural village. This training course is organized in close partnership the all the local stakeholders of the village (young people, families, associations, authority and companies). Be prepared to interact and discover … during an entire week you’ll be a ‘full habitant’ of the village!

The program lasts for four full days will arrival day 5th of April 2017 and departure day on 10th of April 2017.

The program of the training course is available below in the Downloads section. The Participants’ Information Pack will be send to the participants after the selection.

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.

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.

Information for Sending NA´s: this activity is covered by TCA 2016

Application

 

Organizer:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action – National Agency

Co-organizer:

NA BEFR – National Agency

Phone: +351

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack for NFE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carla

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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.

Youth Exchange: Bring the change

Dates: 6-15 February 2017

Venue: Ohrid, FYROM

Eligible are participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 41 participants coming from: Serbia, Romania, FYROM, United Kingdom, KOSOVO*, Albania, Turkey, Greece

Application deadline: 25th January 2017

ATTENTION: Additional call for participants!

The youth exchange aims to bring together young people/ members/activists of our organisations to raise awareness about importance of cultural diversity and use multimedia and NFE as a tool for active participation and youth employment especially for youngsters with fewer opportunities.

Description

YiA 18 organization will send 1 youth leader, plus 4 participants. Participants of the youth exchange shall be between 18-30 years old motivated to contribute in the learning process.

All participants shall have at least basic command in spoken English but as well in order to not exclude participants translation can be provided by leaders if it will be necessary.

Experience of participants in multimedia and cultural diversity will be an asset but it is not a condition for participation in the youth exchange.

For this activity we have planned to involve 20 participants with fewer opportunities background. Priority will be given to interested individuals with following background: social and economic problems, disabled youngsters, refugee/immigrant background, rural areas etc.

The main aim of the project is to develop the competences of European youth workers in the use of multimedia tools in youth work, mostly through photography and video to promote the positive image of cultural diversity.

During the project we will explore key elements that refer to cultural diversity such as: personal cultural backgrounds, identity, nationality, religion and beliefs, living contexts, tensions, cultural sensitivity, prejudices and stereotypes.

Project objectives:
-to develop competences of European youth workers, notably in the field of using multimedia and fostering cultural diversity
-to develop transversal skills of young people by using non-formal learning to develop their multimedia and communication skills
-to promote young people’s active citizenship in general and European citizenship in particular by encouraging young people to be leaders in their communities

-to explore European values such as cultural diversity, democracy and human rights and their importance for young people in partner countries
-to promote cultural diversity as a resource for our society and stress its positive sides;
-to provide concrete tools to participants through use of visual art (photography, video) fostering employability skills especially for youngsters with disadvantage background
-to promote Erasmus+ Youth as a tool for active citizenship and participation in social life of young people

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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. 100% for travel cost (maximum amount see down).

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

Greece: 80 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:

YiA 18, in partnership with Y4S – NGO

Hosting organization: PEL, FYROM.

PEL is an organisation with lot of experience and young professionals, with a range of skills in the field of education, human rights, gender etc.

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 6937185827

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

eu.cen.eco@gmail.com

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people, residents of Greece.

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

KegumsTraining Course: Tree Spirit

Dates: 18-26 June 2017

Venue: Kegums, Latvia

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Latvia, Romania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 10th February 2017

Experience the learning throughout various outdoor activities, such as treehouse building, role-play games and living in trees!

Description

Even though it’s hard to get bored of experiential education, because each time the results are different, we could still use some new ideas to spice up the learning process!

Tree Spirit is a training course designed for youth workers and trainers that are using experiential education methods in their work and are looking for ways of making those activities more engaging – both for themselves and their target groups.

We will explore how the same activities can be adjusted to various groups and topics, learn to use the materials and environment in an efficient way and create our own brand new activities!

Methodology for the activities:

The activities will follow a logical line: it will start with get-to-know each other’s steps, group-building exercises, addressing and exploring the topic, providing tools for empowerment, sharing best practices, put in practice what was learn, follow up & dissemination and final evaluation of the activity

During the whole project participants will have an opportunity to regularly reflect on development of Youthpass Key Competences by filling in their Learning Diary and at the end Youth Pass, which include reflection and help to reflect on social and personal development.

Participant profile:

Participants of the training course should be youth workers/leaders of the partner organisations (all participants have to be at least competent in spoken English) willing to improve their knowledge in cultural diversity and topic.

Participant age: 18+ years old.

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Costs

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

Accommodation and food: 100% covered by Erasmus+ Programme

The travel costs will be reimbursed up till 275 EUR.

There is a contribution fee of 50 EUR to be paid upon arrival.

Application

Organizer:

Piedzīvojuma Gars – NGO

Phone: +371 20062784

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Rites

E-Mail: tc.treespirit@gmail.com

Youth Exchange: Mens Sana In Corpore Sano

Dates: 6-11 April 2017

Venue: Bari, Italy

Eligible are 5 participants coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 30th January 2017

One of the greatest problems that the world is facing today is that of environmental pollution, increasing with every passing year and causing grave and irreparable damage to the earth.

Description

According to the World Health Organization pollution is one of the biggest global killers, affecting over 100 million people. That’s comparable to global diseases like malaria and HIV. Photography is a creative way of raising awareness and an excellent tool for expressing the ecological issues that affect our environment. This project will not only highlight the existing eco-problems, but it will also encourage people, especially youngsters to search for an ecologically helpful solution.

The project’s main objective is to include the youngsters in the pressing environmental matter and to inspire them to engage in its improvement by raising awareness in their communities. The youngsters will be encouraged to express their view on the ecological problem through pictures that will be taken by them and presented at online exhibit.

“MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO” will enable the youth to meet with people of their age, discuss the environmental problems and also seek for creative and effective ways to resolve this issue. Meanwhile, by non-formal learning, they will improve their English, be introduced to the benefits that the Erasmus+ program is offering, meet youngsters from other countries and expand their horizons which will eventually be a very useful benefit in their struggle for a better position in this competitive world that we live in.

Using photography as a learning tool will give young people ”voice” and motivate them to protect the environment of their own countries and across Europe. Four young people (18-25 years old) and a group leader ( no age limit) coming from 7 different programme countries, namely Malta, Croatia, Italy, Poland, Romania , Greece and Germany, for a total of 36 young participants will spend six days in south of Italy living together and participating in several workshops that will be conducted using non-formal methods of education.

The group that will be composed of youngsters coming from very different backgrounds will be discussing the various similarities and differences that exist between our respective countries, the different issues that we face in our everyday lives related to the main topic, how they are currently dealt with it and how they can be dealt with.

We will not only be discussing the similarities and differences that exist in relation to our daily lives in our nation states, but we will also be sharing examples of good practices.

Participants’ profile.

  • In order to be eligible participant, candidates would need to have the following profile:
  • Be aged 18-25, for group leader no age limit
  • Have experience as a project coordinator or in a NGO working with young people, or involved in a social initiative or a youth movement (for the group leader only)
  • Have basic information in field of environmental issues in your own country and youth participation in environmental protection
  • Interested to use photography as a tool to raise awareness into this topic
  • Good level of English to follow the activities and to contribute to it
  • Able to participate fully in the event and be able to live and work into intercultural & international environment

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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: 170 Euro/participant.

Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

– There will be a Participation fee, of 30 euro.

Application

 

Organizer:

SOF Italy – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 69

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, residing or travelling through Greece.

* The composition of the Greek group will be consisted of: 4 youth-workers, youth leaders and a group leader with no age restriction.

Age bracket: 18-25 years old

Study Visit: Home

Dates: 8-15 April 2017

Venue: Luxembourg

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Armenia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Luxembourg, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 22nd January 2017

The project “Home” promotes and supports the role of young people in activities that contribute to dialogue through a network of specifically trained young people who promote the values of the European citizenship in communities facing refugee crises.

Description

By December 2015, around 1 million of people was entering the EU and neighboring countries either escaping conflict or searching of safety and better life.

Youth work is readily engaging with refugee related issues/conflict, whether because the participants are dealing with different kinds of related issues or because it takes place in conflict regions that was or is hosting refugees or people leave the country as refugees.

The project “Home” has 2 activities: Training Course in Armenia and Study Visit in Luxembourg.

Study Visit “Home” will take place in Luxembourg from 8. April. 2017 (Arrival) to 15 April. 2017 (Departure).

Objectives of the Study Visit “HOME”

• To discover the youth work and youth NGOs’ reality in the country hosting refugees;
• To get to know policy developed by the Government of Luxembourg related to refugees;
• To understand the influence of armed conflict, closed borders and plus refugees crises on the daily life of young people and how that affects their behavior and mentality;
• To create a space for dialogue among youth and youth workers from Europe and its neighbor countries for fostering transnational cooperation/trans-regional cooperation in refugees related issues;
• To promote peace education and non-violent conflict resolution among youth in the country and in the region;
• To highlight the role of new youth programme (Erasmus+) in the process of peace-building and intercultural learning.

The participants will be 35 youth workers, youth leaders and professionals involved in education and/or training, volunteers working with young people and young leaders that meet the following criteria:

• aged over 20 years;
• English Language and communication skills;
• Ability to implement activities in their local community;
• The need to improve skills and competences relating to the topic of the project;
• Willingness to cooperate and develop future projects in Erasmus+;
• The role/ involvement with Youth Work and the sending organization.
• Trainers, professors, educators and people who work with youth;

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Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food: 100% covered by Erasmus+ Programme
Travel costs: are budgeted according Erasmus+ conditions (using the EU distance calculator)

Travel Budget:
Country – Max. reimbursement per participant

Armenia, Georgia, Egypt, Jordan  – 530 EURO
Russian Federation – 360 EURO

Italy, Hungary, Ukraine, Czech Republic – 275 EURO
France – 180 EURO
Luxembourg – 0

Participation fee: 50 EUR (will be deducted from your travel cost).

Travel Costs and Reimbursements

The reimbursement of the travel expenses (travel from your departure city to the venue of the project) will be made by bank transfer for all participants except those coming from Georgia, Ukraine and Russian Federation.

Application

 

Organizer:

Association des Égyptiens au Luxembourg – NGO

Co-organizer:

World Independent Youth Union NGO, Armenia

Academy of innovation Russia – NGO

Phone: +3749

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tatev

E-Mail: wiyuarm@gmail.com

Training Course: Use sound to watch around

Dates: 2-10 March 2017

Venue: Novi Sad, Serbia

Eligible are 5 participants coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 28th January 2017

The training course aims to develop competences of youth workers who work with young people, having physical disability (blind young people). Additionally, the participants of this project will learn how to work with blind young people and to help them to learn music software, music methods and how to apply and realize their own projects.

Description

The main aim of the project is to develop the competences of European youth workers in the use of art & multimedia tools in youth work, mostly through music composition in order to promote the positive image of cultural diversity.

During the project we will explore key elements that refer to cultural diversity such as: personal cultural backgrounds, identity, nationality, religion and beliefs, living contexts, tensions, cultural sensitivity, prejudices and stereotypes.

The main idea of the project is to give youth workers new working methods for support unemployed youth with physical disability (blind young people) to learn to use music and sound design possibilities for employment/entrepreneurship. This is an Erasmus+ ka2 long term project,  which will last till October 2017.

This training course aims to:

  • Examine barriers to participation and to help groups and young people to feel confident in taking part in Erasmus+ projects.
  • Explore the areas of Physical disability, in terms of support for participation in International projects
  • Provide the opportunity for partnerships to be created with a view to implementing future projects through Erasmus+

Project objectives:

-to develop competences of European youth workers, notably in the field of using multimedia and fostering cultural diversity
-to review and address essential knowledge, skills and attitudes for youth workers/activists working with disadvantaged target groups to offer to them practical tools how to work within cultural diversity
-to promote multimedia and non formal education among youth leader in promotion of cultural diversity

-to develop transversal skills of young people by using non-formal learning to develop their communication skills -to promote young people’s active citizenship in general and European citizenship in particular by encouraging young people to be leaders in their communities
-to explore European values such as cultural diversity, democracy and human rights and their importance for young people in partner countries -to promote cultural diversity as a resource for our society and stress its positive sides

Target Audience: Youth Workers/ Youth work practitioners* working directly with young people with disability (physical) and from organisations who are in a position to implement/lead these projects.

* The composition of the Greek group will be consisted of: 3 youth-workers, 1 blind young people and one assistant.

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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: 270 Euro/participant.

Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

– There will be a Participation fee, of 30 euro.

Application

Organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 69

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, residing or travelling through Greece.

* The composition of the Greek group will be consisted of: 3 youth-workers, young leaders, educators, 1 blind young people and one assistant.

Age bracket: 18+ years old

Training Course: Connect The Dots

Dates: 7-17 March 2017

Venue: Limassol, Cyprus

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 30th January 2017

”Connect The Dots” will be held in Limassol, Cyprus from 7th until 17th of March 2017. The training course will strengthen common European values as solidarity, openness, understanding and liberty for combating poverty and marginalization.

Description

The training course ”Connect The Dots”‘ will address the topics of social inclusion and anti-discrimination. This being the main theme of our project reflects the needs of multiple European societies since all of them, due to different reasons, face social exclusion.

It will aim to develop among participants active expression of civic participation which will strengthen common European values such as solidarity, openness, understanding and liberty for combating poverty and marginalization through and in volunteering.

It will bring together 27 participants, including training team, coming from 8 different European countries: Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria and Poland.

”Connect the dots” will be held in Limassol, Cyprus from 7th until 17th of March 2017. Through using non formal learning methods such as workshops, discussions, simulation games and forum theatre it will provide to participants the competencies, skills and knowledge about poverty, marginalization, sustainable peace, human rights, anti discrimination policies and social cohesion in order for them to take actions as multipliers for greater social and community involvement in the framework of Erasmus+ Programme.

The implementation of this project will result in higher level of awareness about the importance of social inclusion in the communities involved which will lead to greater effort in developing and implementing long term inclusion strategies, so we could all engage in making society where similarities are celebrated and differences are respected.

Working methods of this project are based on:

– active participation in workshops, presentations, study visits
– personal and group discussions
– brainstorming, and sessions for enhancing creativity
– personal development activities and reflection sessions
– team-building activities, energizers, games (music, dance)
– intercultural dialogue and presentation
– role play

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Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food: 100% covered by Erasmus+ Programme
Travel costs: are budgeted according Erasmus+ conditions (using the EU distance calculator)

Travel costs maximum budget and number of participants are as follows:

Czech Republic – 360, 00 € per participant / 4 participants
Croatia – 275, 00 € per participant / 3 participants
Italy – 3 participants
Bulgaria – 275, 00 € per participant / 3 participants

Romania – 275, 00 € per participant / 3 participants
Poland – 275, 00 € per participant / 3 participants
Spain – 530, 00 € per participant / 3 participants
Cyprus – up on request / 5 participants

Reimbursement of travel costs of the participants is ALWAYS based on receiving all the eligible travel documents (tickets, invoices, boarding passes, etc.) in original (or in electronic original where available).

It is necessary to choose cheapest way of transportation (in case of over-priced ticket, we can only pay up to the price of a usual cheapest ticket for the route given). To avoid problems, make sure to select your tickets in advance and consult with us before booking!

Application

 

Organizer:

Tmelník z.s. – NGO

Co-organizer:

PlanBe, Plan it Be it – NGO

Phone: +420 777

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Connect the Dots.pdf

Contact for questions:

Andreea Oana

E-Mail: info@tmelnik.cz