WindmillsTraining course: EUvolve

Dates: 3-11 July 2017

Venue: Ommen, Netherlands

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 10th May 2017

Thе main objеctivе of ‘ЕUvolvе’ is to sharе bеst practicеs of Еrasmus+ projеcts with strong local lеvеl impacts and to еxplorе diffеrеnt non-formal еducation mеthods whilе dеvеloping intеrnational partnеrships and nеw projеct idеas.

General Description

The training course will take place in According to thе rеnеwеd framеwork for the Еuropеan coopеration in thе youth fiеld (2010-2018), particular attеntion nееds to bе dirеctеd in providing morе еqual opportunitiеs for young pеoplе in order to raise their participation.

Promoting youth exchanges and volunteering opportunities can have a strong impact on the European youth by upgrading their skills.

Hence, this seminar targets youth workers, trainers and project managers who design educational programs and provide opportunities for youth.

Objеctivеs:
• To gеt familiar with youth and community work rеalitiеs in participating countriеs and thеir municipalitiеs;
• To hеar about thе collaboration actions bеtwееn diffеrеnt stakеholdеrs and local initiativеs projеcts in diffеrеnt countriеs;
• To assess the opportunitiеs that Еrasmus+ offers with a focus on KA1 and KA2 projects and how it can bе usеd to makе an impact on local and national lеvеls;
• To hеar thе bеst practicе еxpеriеncеs of Еrasmus+ projеcts that had a particular strong local impact;
• To try out diffеrеnt non-formal еducation mеthods that could bе usеd whеn working with young pеoplе and local communitiеs (an Opеn MIC, Out-door Еducation, Story Tеlling and Human library in particular);

• To dеvеlop European collaborations and brainstorm on projеct idеas that have strong еmphasis on local lеvеl and could bе dеvеlopеd with Еrasmus+ framеwork.
‘EUvolve’ aims to find clear links between international collaboration practices and its impact on the local level.

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Costs

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation and the travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards as it follows:

Sweden – 275€
Netherlands – 0€
Denmark – 275€
Ireland – 275€

Italy – 275€
Romania – 275€
Turkey – 360€
Spain – 275€

Visa costs are reimbursed up to 60€ for Turkish participants.

There’s a participation fee of 35€

Application

Organizer:

Center for Intercultural Exchange – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd

E-Mail: fahd@live.fr

The partner organizations of this project are:

CIE – Sweden
Eurobug – Ireland
Euroimpluse – Spain
CEIPES – Italy
Denizli Belediyesi – Turkey
GEYC – Romania
Olde Vechte – Netherlands
Key for Life – Denmark

Training Course: Event Wise training course

Dates: 20-26 July 2017

Venue: Ommen, Netherlands

Eligible are 54 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYROM, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 22th June 2017

Event Wise is a dynamic personal development training that equips educators in order to support their parallel process into guiding people’s learning.

— The training is open for people that don’t need a visa in order to travel to the Netherlands. —

General Description

The 30th version of Event Wise brings the attention to Educators, Trainers & Youth Workers in order to support their parallel process into
guiding people’s learning.

Being an educator working on personal development is interlinked on your own competences development, it is a parallel process. Your personal concepts about non-formal education are influencing the working methods that you use as youth leader, for instance. Enlarging your perspective in non-formal education also enlarges your possibilities as an educator.

Event Wise is a safe space where you can experience, play and grow. It will empower you to challenge your own resourcefulness and ability to create desired results, and thus have a positive impact on your self-confidence. It will help you stand up for yourself with integrity in a social context and increase your ability to deal with demanding situations.

Event Wise is a dynamic personal development training that equips you with tools and techniques that increase your abilities to achieve personal and professional success while enjoying life. Moreover, it will empower you to master the events that are occurring in your life, to enhance your competences – you will be able to choose how to react to what happens to you and navigate change to your benefit.

What you can get out of the training:
• Reach the best performance levels you are capable of
• Communicate with more clarity, accuracy and persuasiveness.
• Create and sustain a positive mental attitude, especially during hard times.
• Use your words and body language to purposefully instil self-confidence.
• Manage your priorities so that you are always doing the most important thing first.
• Distinguish between constructive and destructive criticism.
• Analyse problems to find their causes and solutions.
• Gain the willing cooperation of others.
• Use good humour to make yourself more effective in the workplace.
• Rediscover the joy of play and spontaneity.
• Work on your weaknesses and play to your strengths.
Additionally, during this training we are going to give practical tools and approaches that can be implemented in work with other people:
• Reflection & self-reflection tools
• Planning tools
• Decision-making tools
• Outdoors as a personal development tool
• Out of the box approach
• Appreciative inquiry approach

The Event Wise training consists of 7 full working days, and it takes place in and around the premises of the Olde Vechte Foundation in Ommen, The Netherlands. There are indoor and outdoor training sessions. Some of the exercises are accompanied by music, game and play.

Training Content
Event Wise is designed to give you new impulses in your personal and professional life, creating unique results. In this training you will learn how to: achieve goals, handle challenging situations and people, build and sustain healthy relationships, make choices, produce results, work with your energy, give and receive feedback, reflect on your own learning, work out of appreciative inquiry and others.

On each day of the training, you will have the opportunity to put in practice what you have learned. On the last day, you will have the chance to discuss how you can apply them in your own working environment with trainees, volunteers, staff members of your organization. Olde Vechte Foundation is open for consultation on how you can apply these tools/approaches in your daily work with people after the training is over.

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Costs

 

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

– This training is financially supported by the Olde Vechte Foundation by covering the hosting and catering costs of the training.

– There is a participation fee of 195€.

– Participation fee for people with paid jobs or people living in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland is 270 €.

– Participants take care of their own travel expenses.

Participants coming from counties that don’t require a visa and the ones that already hold a visa for The Netherlands are welcome to apply.

Application

 

Organizer:

Olde Vechte Foundation – NGO

Phone: 0031

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Event Wise.pdf

Contact for questions:

Training Course: Competences Unplugged

Dates: 15-22 September 2017

Venue: Forres, United Kingdom

Eligible are 29 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th April 2017

This training course focuses on competence development, particularly on the concept of inner readiness, to tackle the issue of youth empowerment and employability. We will use theatre, art, coaching, storytelling, & nature-based training elements.

General Description

This training course is designed to provide an innovative and experiential approach to competence development – the competences we all need in our lives and especially for work. In a society that seems to consider a competence just as another line to add on our CV, we believe that there is a much stronger human connotation to the whole concept of what a competence is and what it means to be competent.

We will spend the course going on a journey to find out about our inner readiness, that magic ingredient that brings to life the knowledge, skills and attitudes that make up a competence and that allows us to provide ourselves the conditions in which we feel ready to perform at our very best.

We feel that Youth Empowerment is at the heart of many issues in the lives of young people: having the self confidence, the belief in oneself that you are good enough, that there are opportunities for you out there and that you do have the ability to take them and you do have something meaningful to give. 
When someone is empowered, then the paths that lead to employability, entrepreneurship, engagement
and improved life chances – are more clearly visible and laid out to walk upon.

This course is for those who work with young people – youth workers, youth field professionals, 
teachers, social workers, volunteers, active young people (18+), and students/young people 
who want to be more involved in the youth work field.

OBJECTIVES

– To explore what a ‘competence’ is beyond a series of notions and practical abilities;
– To introduce and develop an understanding of the concept of Inner Readiness and provide tools on how to nurture it in young people;
– To inspire and empower young people and youth workers.

– To provide innovative tools and methodologies for those working and volunteering in the youth work field to strengthen their practice.
– To provide methodologies for youth workers to encourage entrepreneurial thinking, develop active participation and strengthen the employability of young people.

Training Team:
Mafalda Morganti (Italy)
Steven Gasgarth (UK)
Philipp Hausdorfer (Sweden)

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Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation and the travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards as it follows:

– United Kingdom (100-499km): 180€
– Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, United Kingdom (500-1999km): 275€
– Portugal, Greece, Italy: 360€
– Turkey: €530

There is a participation fee for this training course. The fee is according to the possibilities of each participant, on a sliding scale between €60 and €120. Please take into account your personal circumstances, and also the difference in costs and standards across Europe with your fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

Coyote Initiatives CIC – NGO

Phone: +44 (0) 7814 771201

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Competences Unplugged.pdf

Contact for questions:

Steven

E-Mail: competences2017@gmail.com

Training Course: Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+ Youth in Action Projects 2017/2018

Dates: 22 September 2017 – 30 June 2018

Venue: Netherlands, Poland, Germany

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 4th June 2017

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

General Description

This Training of Trainers (ToT) lasts a year and consists of

• three residential seminars
• an international training project you design and run with some other participants
• ongoing e-learning
• ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentor
• learning commitments

The dates for the three residential seminars are:

1st seminar 22 September – 1 October 2017 in the Netherlands.
2nd seminar 19 -28 January 2018 in Poland.
3rd seminar 23-30 June 2018 in Germany.

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

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

Within this ToT-course participants have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. In line with the European Training Strategy in the frame of Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme the ToT-course considers the following competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth in Action programme:

• The competence to understand and facilitate individual and group learning processes.
• The competence to design educational programmes.
• The competence to direct one´s own learning (Learning to Learn)
• The competence to co-operate successfully in teams.
• The competence to communicate meaningfully with others.
• Intercultural competence.

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

Participants are expected

• To have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course in the framework of Non-Formal Education.
• To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organising international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring EVS volunteers, etc.
• To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
• To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.
• To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.
• To be able to run training courses in English.

Further information can be found at www.salto-youth.net/ToT

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Costs

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

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

Info for sending NAs: All costs for this LTTC should be financed by TCA 2017

Application

 

Organizer:

Host NAs in the Netherlands, Poland and Germany – National Agency

Co-organizers:

SALTO Training and Cooperation RC – coordinator

Sending NAs – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Training of Trainers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Udo

E-Mail: udo@salto-youth.net

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

PBA: Make the Move IV

Dates: 12-17 September 2017

Venue: Vila da Marmeleira, Portugal

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countriesErasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 30th May 2017

A contact making seminar co-organized by NA BEFR and PT, and co-funded by other NA’s in order to promote partnerships and develop quality Youth Exchanges, with a strong focus on Inclusion. Programme countries + EECA and SEE.

General Description

Over the past years, many youth exchange projects have been developed and run between organisations from different countries. An exciting and challenging intercultural encounter! In order to strengthen the partnerships and especially the quality of these projects, this partnership building activity aims to provide the needed support and training elements for the participants who intend to organise such a youth exchange in the near future.

Besides creating the opportunity for participants to create strong partnerships, we also wish to offer a real intercultural experience, as an inspirational example for future youth exchange implementations.

This “MAKE THE MOVE IV” will therefore take place for the 4th time in a rural village in the very centre of Portugal, ‘Vila da Marmeleira’, which has around 300 habitants. The projects implemented in this community, offer a win-win situation for all involved – local development and change for local people through their involvement in the activities and a deep intercultural experience for the participants.

Besides the pedagogical outcomes of the international activities (e.g. training course, seminar, workcamp), the different projects leave their mark on the community. A local impact and international footprint are left behind.

This village seems to us an ideal setting to organize this PBA “MAKE THE MOVE IV”, focusing on the following aspects:

– Young people as actors in the different steps of a youth exchange, supported and coached by youth workers.
– The local community as the integral supporting structure of a youth exchange .
– The impact and permanent mark on a local community as a result of a youth exchange.

The above features will not only be discussed and analysed, but will also be based upon real practical experience during the Partnership Building Activity.

AIMS & OBJECTIVES
– To create an opportunity to find good and reliable partners to make youth exchanges with
– To understand what is needed to plan a youth exchange of good quality
– To create a solid network of contacts and partnerships
– To equip the youth workers with insight in their role as coach and support
– To experience the possibilities of local involvement
– To understand the impact and social change a youth exchange can have within the local community

TARGET GROUP

The partner building activity is open for voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with young people, and plan to organise a youth exchange within the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. Max 40 participants from Geographical Europe (Programme countries + Western Balkans and Eastern Europe and Caucasus).

Priority will be given to participants from organisations or groups working on social inclusion of young people.

Participants should be at least 18 years old.
Be aware that this Partner Building Activity will be in English. The team can give extra language support in French, Portuguese, and Dutch when necessary.

Participants are expected to be part of the full duration of the Partnership Building Activity. All board and lodging is foreseen from Tuesday 12th of September dinner time, till after breakfast on Sunday 17th of September 2016.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme under TCA 2017.

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.

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.

Costs for participants from EECA, SEE and Russian Federation will be taken in charge by the organizers.

Application

 

Organizer:

Bureau International Jeunesse (BEFR NA) – National Agency

Co-organizer:

NA PT – National Agency

Phone: +32 2

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Make The Move.pdf

Make the Move, Timeschedule.pdf

Contact for questions:

Thierry

E-Mail: thierry.dufour@cfwb.be

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.

PBA: Another extraordinary Experience. The colour of pomegranate

– Partnership Building Seminar with Job-shadowing elements –

Dates: 10-15 July 2017

Venue: Yerevan and its region, Armenia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 15th May 2017

The activity aims to create strong ties among participating EVS coordinators and their organisations as well as to learn about EVS realities in Armenia. Concept of the activity is built on idea of experiential, adventure learning and outdoor pedagogy.

General Description

Main Objectives:

– to get to know each other personally and professionally;
– to build trust and partnership among participating EVS organisations;
– to deepen quality understanding of European Voluntary Service;
– to learn about reality of EVS organisations in Armenia;
– to foster networking among participants and create space for project’s building;

Programme elements:

The programme will be build on experiential learning, adventure and outdoor methodology, allowing participants from one hand to meet local EVS organisations and discover their realities and from the other hand to discuss quality elements of cooperation in EVS, especially in cooperation between the West and the East. Whole experience will be enhanced by networking and partnership building sessions to allow new projects’ ideas to emerge. Through out the process participants will be able to learn and experience intercultural reality of the region.

This activity is build upon experience that our institutions gained in 2012 and 2013 during similar events using river boat cruises “Between Ladoga and Onega” and “Volga Experience” in Russia as well as in 2014 during train travel seminar “Train Adventure” in Ukraine (see a movie: www.salto-youth.net/train_adventure) and in 2015 during outdoor seminar “From Sea to Mountains” also in Ukraine as well as “Argonautika” sea seminar in western Georgia.

Participants:

“Another extraordinary Experience. The colour of pomegranate” will bring together 24 EVS coordinators representing accredited EVS organisations from Eastern Partnership countries and Russia as well as Programme Countries. Participants profile:

– having basic experience in EVS projects management;
– representing EVS accredited organisation;
– having a working knowledge of English, the working language of the activity;
– available to actively attend the full duration of the activity;
– open for surprising learning situations;

The Team:
The team will be composed by one external facilitator as well as SALTO EECA officer experienced in EVS and cooperation between Programme Countries and Eastern Partnership countries and Russia.

IMPORTANT: The seminar will require full participation from mornings till evenings. There is no traditional sessions, but naturally there are breaks during the process. Due to lots of travelling there will be no possibility to do any other kind of work and time to open your computer will be very limited! Please also note that the seminar will have outdoor elements, so you need to be ready to spend hours in nature as well as walk ca. 10 km.

Please also be open for unexpected and surprise: the programme is build for work outside of standard hotel seminar rooms, and such context can sometimes heavily influence the process (positively and negatively). The only way to manage is to be open, learn from any experience and support each other in the group.

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Costs

 

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

Financial Conditions:

– The board and lodging during the activity for all participants will be provided by organisers
– Travel costs of participants from Eastern Partnership countries and Russia will be covered fully by organisers (participants need to cover their medical/travel insurance and local connections under summary cost of 20 euro).

– Travel costs of participants from Programme Countries will be paid by relevant National Agency on its own principles.

This activity is financed by TCA 2017

Application

 

Organizer:

SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre

Co-organizer:

Polish National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme

Phone: +48 22

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tomasz

E-Mail: tszopa@frse.org.pl

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.

Training Course INSIDE: Social Inclusion for Employability

Dates: 11-18 July 2017

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, FYROM, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th April 2017

INSIDE training course will gather participants (youth workers, leaders and volunteers) from the 10 program countries (Czechia, UK, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, FYROM, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, Turkey) focus on Social Inclusion for Employability

General Description

INSIDE – Social Inclusion for Employability aims to raise awareness among participants about social inclusion and promote social inclusion focusing on employability as it tries to make the concept of cultural identity and cultural diversity more accessible and useful for youth workers, leaders and volunteers who are active in the youth field.

INSIDE focus on Social Inclusion for Employability by questioning that how the role of youth plays out in the subject, how does it affect youth in particular; and what do their specific roles need to be in social inclusion for employability as it also tries to show good examples of the implementation methods that strengthen social ties between minorities and the plural society by reducing unemployment to include immigrants and minorities.

It will try to draw the connections between NGOs and youth field that works for employability and the decision making mechanism by using success stories from the experiences of some of the Country Networks that are the backbone of the Social Inclusion for Employability.

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Costs

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

1 – We will reimburse travel cost after the training course via bank transfer once we collect all travel documents.
2 – All economic class tickets and public transport are eligible for reimbursement.
3 – We need official receipt for the reimbursement not electronic tickets.
4 – Tickets purchased without confirmation of the coordinator will not be reimbursed.
5 – Limit for project countries per person is: (EUR)

Czech Republic: 275 / 3 Participants
United Kingdom: 360 / 3 Participants
Estonia: 360 / 3 Participants
Italy: 275 / 3 Participants

Latvia: 360 / 3 Participants
FYROM / 275 / 3 Participants
Netherlands / 360 / 3 Participants
Romania / 275 / 3 Participants
Sweden / 360 / 3 Participants

6 – Accommodation and food is covered by the program during the project. Participants will share room with 2 or 3 other participants with same sex.
7 – There is no participation fee
8 – Visa cost is covered.
9 – Selected participants will receive the detailed handbook of the project.

Application

Organizer:

Art Volunteers – NGO

Phone: +905443996310

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ümit Kaan Cengiz

E-Mail: infoartvolunteers@gmail.com