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Training Course Leadership from Inside-out: Being an Exemplary Leader for Intercultural Teams

Dates: 20-26 March 2018

Venue: Creative Space, Hollókő, Hungary

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EUOther countries in the world

Application deadline: 5th March 2018

It is an intensive experience-based programme that will enable you to explore key leadership and cultural concepts and theories (e.g. situational leadership, Hoefstede’s cultural dimension theory) and their associated skills.

General Description

Being a leader is a special privilege given by people and it comes with certain responsibilities and expectations. While leaders are aplenty, good leaders are few and far between. Exemplary leaders who understand the sensitivities of different cultures and can effectively bring people together are even harder to come by.

With the increasing complexity of issues our societies are facing right now, we need leaders who care about making positive change, starting with themselves. We need leaders who understand the importance of bringing people of different cultures together to build trust, synergy and mutual respect. We need leaders who dedicate their life purpose to creating positive ripple effects that transcends cultures and boundaries. We need leaders who care about growing others to be the best leaders they can be.

We believe that authentic leadership should start by looking within oneself – knowing who I am, what I stand for and what my purpose is. Only when we have the answers to these questions should we then look outward to others – who I want to influence, how I lead others and the kind of impact that I create on the people around me.

We invite you to take this exciting journey to explore the depths of your inner space with us.

Who is this course for?
“Leadership from Inside-out” is a training course for trainers, facilitators, youth workers, youth leaders, educators and teachers, who actively work with international / intercultural groups, who want to enable individuals to reach their full potential and who, above all, are keen on developing themselves as the kind of leader that makes a real difference.

What will you be doing in the 5-day programme?
You will undergo an intensive experience-based programme that will enable you to explore key leadership and cultural concepts and theories (e.g. situational leadership, Hoefstede’s cultural dimension theory) and their associated skills (e.g. observation, feedback, active listening).

We will create the space and the context for you to explore the following questions:
WHAT defines me?
WHAT kind of leader am I? What is my style of leadership?
WHAT kind of leader do I want to be?
WHAT kind of influence do I have on others?
WHAT are my personal biases?
WHERE does my source of power come from?
HOW do I see people of different cultures?
HOW can I bring people of different cultures together?
WHAT is my contribution to connecting peoples of the world?

There are mainly three main elements that we expect you to have in mind:
One, that you should be ready, open and committed to explore within yourself at a deep level, however challenging the journey may get;
Two, that you are also responsible for other participants’ learning and growth, not just your own;

Three, that you come with an intention to make a real difference when you go back to your organisation or community. Your learning and transformation should be evident from the way you lead future projects or teams.

During the training, you will explore:
– leadership concepts and theories
– leading and being lead
– group dynamics
– trust in team members
– self-confidence and being/talking in front of the group
– intercultural learning
– giving and receiving feedback
– observing and being observed

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Costs

 

This training is NOT funded by Erasmus+ or any other grant.

Contribution:
400 € for people with paid jobs
360 € for students and people with no paid jobs
60 € for CCIVS members (limited, 4 places available)

The contribution covers the following costs:
– 5-night accommodation in an UNESCO World Heritage site
– food according to your dietary needs
– rental of a training room with high quality equipment training materials

It does not cover the travel costs, visa and insurance.

Application

 

Organizer:

CCIVS – Coordintating Committee for International Voluntary Service – NGO

Phone: +36205821051

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Leadership.pdf

Contact for questions:

Tamás Mahner

E-Mail: trainings@ccivs.org

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Training Course: The Sound of Music IV

Dates: 25 April – 1 May 2018

Venue: Laugarvatn, Iceland

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

Application deadline: 15th February 2018

European Training course for youth workers to explore the power of music in non formal education activities with young people, with different aims (to relax, to activate, to cooperate, to reflect, to promote learning, etc)

Description

While doing activities with young people, it is very common to use music in a bigger or smaller scale, and in a more conscious or unconscious way. The music can influence the atmosphere that is created in a group, it can transmit emotions and/or words, it can be a fundamental part of one activity or even affect in a negative way when we are not using the right music for the situation.

The conscious use of music, the awareness of its impact on emotions, the right choice for the different moments, the options about public use (copyright, creative commons licenses), the digital tools to work with music, etc… are different aspects not always known and successfully used by trainers, youth leaders and/or workers in the field of youth.

Therefore, the purpose of this training is to develop the participants’ competences in the use of music as a powerful tool in non-formal education activities with young people.

“The Sound of Music IV” is an example of good practice of the Spanish National Agency for the Erasmus Plus Programme. Due to the success of this training concept we are pleased to introduce you the fourth edition of this innovative course, implemented this time, in Iceland

The objectives are as follows:

1. Provide participants with a theoretical framework of music and its influence on our body and our emotions.
2. Raise awareness of the influence and the impact that music can have (both positive and negative) in the participants’ mood, during the development of non-formal educational activities (NFE).
3. Develop the participants’ skills of in the creation of thematic musical sets ordered by purpose (e.g.: music for teamwork, for reflection, for energizing, for exploring own emotions, create trustful inspiring moments and settings, etc…)
4. Develop participants’ ability to create atmospheres using music (e.g.: selection of the adequate music, distribution of the space in the room, temperature,) that boost the learning experience of young people in NFE activities
5. Provide the participants with digital tools related to music (to create playlists, edit, search, playback, music without royalty, where to buy music, etc.)
6. Support participants in the creation of live music as a resource for trainings as well as to elaborate their own soundtracks for their workshops, youth exchanges or trainings, learning how to “musicalize” their activities.
7. Provide a space to participants for exchanging experiences and resources among them about the use of music.
8. Discover the value of Erasmus+ Youth in Action, as a program for developing youth activities.

Methodology

The course will be inspired in the principles of NFE (e.g.: participant centered approach, flexibility of the training program, group as a mutual learning resource, trainers as facilitators of the learning process, holistic approach, etc) and experiential learning.

The course will combine a wide range of methods coming from the N.F.E. sector together with other techniques coming from the music therapy and the art therapy fields. At this respect it is important to remark that some sessions with music in the course may have certain influence on the participants’ emotions. Please be aware of that.

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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.

Application

 

Organizer:

National Agency of Erasmus+ in Iceland

Co-organizer:

Spanish Institute for Youth – National Agency

Phone: +354 515 5847

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: The Sound of Music Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

Hjörtur Ágústsson

E-Mail: hjortur.agustsson@rannis.is

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: Graphic facilitation In Action

Dates: 1-9 April 2018

Venue: Tunisia

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Russian Federation, Syria, Eastern Partnership countries, Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesWestern Balkan countries, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 15th February 2018

Our customized graphic recording training workshops will help your team develop and express ideas with more clarity and impact. They’ve developed hands-on, practical graphic recording training to infuse creativity into your business.

Description

This project idea has grown naturally out of the progress made within the Tools For Learning Strategy, which has shown clear developments within recent publications and the last two editions of the Tool Fair.

Graphic facilitation is growing in importance in the facilitation of learning processes and this is a real chance to make a solid contribution to spreading both the ideas and the practice within the youth field. After consultation about the project, it has been decided to offer a training course to twenty participants.

Our graphic facilitators create engaging and memorable experiences for audiences by producing content-rich visual stories. In real-time, we synthesize and illustrate key concepts from discussions and presentations and create a visual framework that organizes a group’s ideas and highlights themes to structure their dialogue.

Visuals serve as key facilitative aids for collective seeing and navigation. Live scribing–giving form to the social body–is a method especially suited to address today’s great challenges. As visual practitioners, we face a particular need and opportunity to expand the awareness, mindsets, and choices that feed our outward expression.

With our tailored approach, we are adapt at working in small groups and breakouts, as well as at large group events and conferences. We can work alongside a facilitator or independently, and we act as solo scribes or as part of a larger team.

How does it work?

A graphic recorder typically works off to one side of the group, actively listening to what is being said and then drawing out the key nuggets of information that emerge from the group.

A graphic recorder does not lead a group, he/she does not normally interact with the group (hence different to a graphic facilitator).

Benefits:
Increases participation and engagement
Delights participants and unlocks their creativity
Improves retention of key concepts
Creates connections, fosters insights, and aligns thinking
Facilitates collaboration and better decision-making
Sustains momentum and engagement post event

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Costs

 

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

The fee for the course is 400 euro. The fee includes:

The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Tunisia)

Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
Transfer
Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Tunisian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

In addition to the fee for the course participants are asked to cover their travel costs to and from Tunisia.

Application

 

Organizer:

Farhat Hached Institute for Research and Democracy – NGO

Co-organizer:

Centre for Media & Democracy – NGO

Phone: +216 58 94 56 63

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mohamed Ben Hamouda

Skype: institut.fhird

Facebook:

Twitter:

E-Mail: fhird.contact@gmail.com

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Training Course: Communication Matters TC III

Dates: 22-28 April 2018

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

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

Application deadline: 18th February 2018

Do you know how to show your sparkles for the world outside? Do you know how to describe what you do? Is it hard for you to write something meaningful in the DEoR part of your project application?

Description

With this training we would like to give you space and support to work on these “hot potatoes”. It offers the opportunity to discover good practices in communication.

In order to successfully disseminate and exploit project results, organisations involved in Erasmus+ projects are required to plan effective communication activities when designing and implementing their project.

The training will bring together Erasmus+ Youth in Action beneficiaries to learn from practical exercises, to understand the overall communication process and develop competences, as well as to learn strategic communication planning.

Aims & Objectives:
• to help you design communication and dissemination activities adjusted to your projects, target groups, scope of activities;
• to develop your knowledge and understanding necessary to implement communication and multiplication strategies efficiently;
• to share good practices;
• to provide opportunities, space and frames for you to experiment on possible relevant tools and methods during the training.

Learning Outcomes:
• Understanding the differences between dissemination, exploitation and visibility,
• Understanding strategic communication planning within a KA1 project cycle,
• Becoming aware of good practices and methodologies in communication of project activities and results,
• Building skills on how to put in action audience-focused communication, time & resource management, verbal and visual communication,
• Applying communication as an organic part of the project life cycle,
• Understanding the importance of reading learning outcomes, so if you read this line, please add to your application form the word “turtle” and we will appreciate it at the selection process,
• Having self-awareness on individual & project communication.

Profile of Participants:
Representatives who are dealing or will deal with communication matters in connection with Erasmus+ Youth in Action KA1 projects. Have some experience with the topic will be considered as an advantage.

• Representatives of youth organisations & informal groups
• Representatives of formal education & administrative bodies working with youth
• Freelancers supporting youth work on a regular basis
• People ready to fully dedicate their time and be part of an intensive learning process
• Able to work in English

Trainers

Vanda Kovács, youth worker, trainer, graphic facilitator, journalist.

Nora Stefanova has a years-long practical experience in elaborating and coordinating EU projects in the field of international youth initiatives, capacity building, adults learning and non-formal education.

Communication Expert

Kriszta Zsiday

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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.

Application

 

Organizer:

Hungarian NA for ERASMUS+ Youth – Tempus Public Foundation

Phone: +36 2371300/305

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Communication Matters Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu

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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Seminar: Non formal Learning in Higher Education: Developing Intercultural Competence

Dates: 16-21 April 2018

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 30 participant coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 22nd February2018

This seminar will be held within the long-term TCA project ‘Among Others’, aimed at exploring how non-formal methods can help develop intercultural competence in higher education.

Description

This seminar will be held within the long-term TCA project ‘Among Others’, aimed at exploring how non-formal methods can help develop intercultural competence in higher education.

The seminar is the fourth transnational event held within the Among Others Project (the first seminar took place in Konstancin, Poland in 2015, second in Birmingham, UK, in 2016, third in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2017).

The seminar is an opportunity to review the project’s progress, notably in the 2017-2018 academic year, and to review its framework considering newest developments in the field of Intercultural Competence (ICC) and current European Union policy priorities.

Among Others project objectives are:

  • To develop intercultural competence of future youth workers and teachers to improve the quality of youth work
  • To introduce non-formal education and international co-operation into higher education
  • To encourage the use of Erasmus+ Youth Programme in working with young people

The seminar objectives are:

  • To share the context, ideas, resources and outcomes of national project activities.
  • To identify ways of improving the recognition of Intercultural Competence (ICC) and NFL (Non-formal learning) within Higher Education.
  • To develop the project’s sustainability notably through the establishment of a network/community of practice.
  • To review the concept of ICC within the European Training Strategy (ETS).
  • To evaluate the 2017-2018 phase of the project.

Target groups of the seminar:

  • Trainers involved in the national project activities.
  • Staff and students of Higher Education Institutions and other providers of youth work education and training, interested in the development of Intercultural Competence and use of non-formal methods.
  • Trainers and facilitators involved in developing Intercultural Competence in non-formal education NA representatives/Coordinators.

Participants should be available to actively attend the full duration of the seminar, motivated to prepare themselves before the seminar, aged 18+ and able to communicate and work in English.

This seminar is open to residents of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries participating in the project: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Latvia, Sweden and the UK.

The seminar will take place in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants should arrive by lunchtime on April 16 and depart on April 21 (any time).

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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:

Turkish National Agency

Phone: 0090 312 409 61 77

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Yunus Duman

E-Mail: yunus.duman@ua.gov.tr

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 ATOQ: Advanced Training on Quality in Romania

Dates: 16-21 April 2018

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

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

Application deadline: 4th March 2018

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.

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 Romania

Co-organizer:

The National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth in Action in Turkey

Phone: 0033170989366

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: ATOQ Draft 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.

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Training Course: NGO Resources – human, personal, financial

Dates: 18-24 March 2018

Venue: Kandersteg, Switzerland

Eligible are 30 participant coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Montenegro, Netherlands, Palestine, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 6th January 2018

A strategy-based training course for managers and leaders of youth organisations who want to rethink and improve their resources system. The course will focus on the following fields: Human, personal and financial resources and involves strategy planning.

Description

“NGO resources – human, personal, financial” was created to meet concrete needs of NGOs in the youth field:

– Exploring strategies to strengthen human resources through recruiting, motivating and empowering volunteers
– Exploring strategies to manage personal resources for NGO managers that will enable them to increase productivity simultaneously balanced and healthy lifestyle
– Exploring strategies to establish a financial base that includes funding from the local community

The course took place for the first time in November 2012. Due to the high need of NGOs for their structural development, it was further developed and implemented two more times since then.

Objectives of the training course:

– To provide the opportunity for organisations to meet and explore general needs of youth NGOs in Europe and its neighboring countries
– To explore financial resources possibilities for youth work NGOs on both a local and international level
– To explore strategies to increase the capacity of organisations through building their financial, human, and personal resources
-To identify personal, professional and educational development opportunities that NGOs can provide for volunteers to ensure their long term cooperation and future employability

– To discuss the similarities and differences related to NGO management in relation to the varying realities of the participating countries
– To develop strategy plans that enable the participating organisations to reach their rescourse development goal in order to provide quality youth work in a regional, national and international level

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Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food are covered by the program.

Travel costs: Participants will organise their travel and will get a 70% travel costs (up to 300 EUR) reimbursement through bank transfer after the course.

For travel bookings outside of Europe we will contact you directly after your participation confirmation.

A 80 EUR participation fee will be deducted from the travel reimbursement.

Visa costs will be reimbursed by 100%.

Application

 

Organizer:

Verein Naturkultur Association – NGO

Phone: +41763389351

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack NGO Resources.pdf

Contact for questions:

Oliver Schneitter

E-Mail: info@nakultur.ch