Training Course: Dive into youself!

Dates: 1-8 July 2017

Venue: Gospić, Croatia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 15th June 2017

A training course focusing on personal development using non formal learning methods in the outdoors. The course is designed for youth workers, youth leaders and other interested individuals such as teachers, educators or project managers.

General Description

Dive into yourself! Join us for one of our three 8-day training courses, taking place in Croatia in July and August 2017. Learn about leadership, communication, team-work, effective learning, decision making and problem solving in exciting and challenging environments, from the Velebit mountains to the Adriatic sea.

Learn about yourself and the world around you as we take you on an experiential learning adventure in the natural environment. Dive into your own personal values and explore your strengths and areas for growth through exciting and challenging activities in nature.

Learn about the Outward Bound non-formal learning method and different tools used in youth work and working with groups in outdoors. Outdoor activities such as hiking, rock climbing, camping outdoors and scuba diving are the tools we use to achieve the outcomes of these trainings.

Through hands-on participation, structured reflection, and modeling through practice, participants will develop a deep understanding of outdoor Experiential Learning methodology. Participants will also improve their skills and confidence in utilizing this Experiential method in their future youthwork.

Detailed information about the training course can be found in the info letter.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
This year we will run three separate “Dive into yourself” training courses, these will take place on the following dates in 2017:
• 01-08 July 2017

• 15-22 July 2017
• 05-12 August 2017
Participants can choose the one that suits them the best.

For any further information contact us: apply@outwardbound.hr

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Costs

 

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

Included in the price: food and accommodation, training delivery, transport during the training, group and technical gear, accident insurance.

Participation fee: 450€

Not included in the price: transportation to the location.

NOTE:
* Participants have to cover their own travel costs.

* In case you need a visa to Croatia we will provide you the invitation letter.

* Training course is not financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme

All costs are going for the TC preparation, Outward Bound Croatia is a non-profit organization and doesn’t aim for profit, we aim to provide a quality projects that help young people in their youthwork.

Application

Organizer:

Outward Bound Croatia – NGO

Phone: +385955751029

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: iNfoPack Dive into yourself.pdf

Contact for questions:

Suzana Živković

E-Mail: suzana1.zivkovic@gmail.com

Seminar: Draw your future!

Dates: 4-10 May 2017

Venue: Odemis, Turkey

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 26th March 2017

The International Seminar is aiming at sharing best practices on youth-led projects for the development of local communities.

General Description

The international Seminar “Draw your future!” has been planned with the main aim of starting a virtuous process to develop the skills of European organizations in the field of youth-led project management.

A strong network of youth organizations and young leaders will be created, that will cooperate in a long term perspective becoming a resource also for the other organizations all over Europe who wants to grow in this field.

Specific objectives:
• sharing a common understanding of youth participation, European active citizenship and youth-led projects for community development, focusing on a gender sensitive approach and use of different media.
• increasing the knowledge of best practices on how to develop successful youth-led projects around Europe and foster the skills of youth organizations and informal groups;
• to create a network of organizations that will cooperate in a long term prospective on this topic becoming a resource for the other organizations all over Europe.

The international Seminar will be held in Odemis (Turkey) from 4 to 10 May 2017 and will gather 30 participants from 6 countries: Turkey, Italy, Greece, Ukraine, Hungary, Albania .

The project is targeted to youth workers, youth trainers, project managers and youth leaders who have the competences to share detailed information about youth-led projects in their communities, as he/she has participated in the project with a main role.

The gender balance will be ensured by trying to select an equal number of female and male participants.

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Costs

 

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

Being selected for the project, food and accommodation will be covered for the entire project 100%.

Travel costs will be reimbursed 100% within the maximum amount covered by Turkish National Agency, namely up to 275€ to participants from Italy, Greece, Albania, Hungary and Ukraine.

No travel reimbursements is provided for Turkish participants.

No participation fee is requested.

Application

 

Organizer:

CEIPES – International Center for Promotion of Education and Development – NGO

Phone: +39 091 7848 236

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Irene Capozzi

E-Mail: mobility@ceipes.org

Training Course: Makerspaces in digital youth work

Dates: 3-8 July 2017 |

Venue: Luxembourg

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 7th May 2017

A hands-on training course for youth workers who want to set up an international network in the field of digital youth work and creative e-skills.

General Description

Makerspaces in digital youth work

Hackerspaces, Fab Labs, Makerspaces – these are the places where ideas become projects and where information technologies are just a tool to achieve something bigger. What that might be is completely up to you. And to the youngsters you’ re working with, of course!

With new technologies becoming more and more important in our everyday lives as well as professional careers, it is crucial to include them in youth work activities and make sure that the next generation lives up to be competent and enthusiastic ICT creators instead of mere users.

In this training course, you will discover how to prepare young people to the challenges of a digital world by tackling their curiosity and creativity in the context of ICT.

Makerspaces offer a non-formal learning experience in fields such as robotics, 3D printing, programming, reverse engineering, design, electronics and many more. They encourage youngsters to overcome their fear of contact, discover the endless possibilities of tinkering, try out new things, make mistakes, learn from them and become confident creators themselves. At the same time, makerspaces become social hubs for interaction and personal development – a place where youth work can happen in the most creative way!

This training is for you if you are:
• Working with children or young people in a non-formal environment
• Enthusiastic about the possibilities of new technologies and digital tinkering
• Already working with children or youngsters in a makerspace or similar institution or planning to set one up
• Willing to share your knowledge and exchange best practices
• Supported by your organization to become part of an international network of “maker-enthusiastic” youth workers

The central hub of this training will be “Base1” – the Makerspace run by the National Youth Service in Luxembourg. But during 4 full days of training, we will also take you to some other creative spots in Luxembourg, to make sure your brain gets enough food for thought and inspiration, so that, at the end of this course, we will be able to lay the foundation of a network of creative digital youth work.

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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:

Anefore – National Agency

Co-organizer:

Service National de la Jeunesse – NGO

Phone: +352

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: iNfoPack Makerspaces in digital youth work.pdf

https://www.salto-youth.net/downloads/trainingcalendar_training_download-file-6096/Schedule%20Salto.pdf

Contact for questions:

Jeff Faltz

E-Mail: jeff.faltz@snj.lu

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: Entrepreneurship in Action: Active Tools for Innovative Youth Projects

Dates: 15-21 July 2017

Venue: Brandýs nad Labem, Czech republic

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

Application deadline: 18th May 2017

The aim of training course is to train youth workers, youth leaders and project managers to apply the practical experience of designing innovative projects for young people and ways to promote the partnership opportunities through their projects.

General Description

“IT’S NOT ABOUT IDEAS. IT’S ABOUT MAKING IDEAS HAPPEN.” – SCOTT BELSKY, CO-FOUNDER OF BEHANCE

The aim of training course is to train youth workers, youth leaders and project managers to apply the practical experience of designing innovative projects for young people and ways to promote the partnership opportunities through their projects.

Slogan: GOOD BUSINESS FOR GOOD WORLD. EXCELLENT ACTION FOR EXCELLENT YOUTH LIFE.

As we live in a changing world, the young people in the world face unprecedented challenge which is the less of opportunities for getting the suitable jobs. Even though, they have innovative ideas to startup. But people around sometimes don’t support them!!

So, within the PLSCA values’, the training course will implement through spreading the values of cohesion, cooperation, courage and social inclusion. As results of training course, participants are going to be able to design innovative projects that will be provided by active tools of social entrepreneurship. We have to be ready to learn how to lead the best practices and know-how of social innovation projects.

This program will provide many of the necessary mechanisms to create innovative projects for young people

To achieve the aim of training course, we set the following objectives:

– To develop communication skills through practical experiences
– To provide a space for sharing Know-How focusing on Personal and Professional skills
– To increase the confidence and trust in the innovative ideas.
– To increase the supportive ideas through applying the creative tools within Business Model Canvas.
– To develop leadership skills for becoming the Innovative Social Entrepreneurs.
– To discover the opportunities around us to fulfill youth needs.
– To provide creative tools for network in the upcoming projects for youth.
– To find fund sources for their projects.
– To learn how to make an amazed proposal for innovative youth project.
– To apply efficiency the all steps of Business Model Canvas through activities and improvisational theatre

At the end of this course you will:

– Leverage your business skills to increase productivity
– Network with other professionals as you define and build your business
– Enhance your negotiation, marketing, and financial skills
– Discover how your business concept matches your personal vision
– Align your business concept with a real market opportunity
– Learn how to set realistic financial goals for your business
– Determine the unique features and benefits of your product/service
– Find your target market and discover your competitive advantage
– Learn how to manage business functions and develop an organizational culture
– Determine the steps to profitability
– Identify potential sources of funding for your business
– You will be well understudied what the young people need and how to fulfill it
– You can execute innovative ideas into projects
– You can understand what your community needs and how to fulfill it by aware the young people

Methodology:

The training is based on practical work. There will be a final presentation with the community as a result of the work done and as an important learning opportunity for the participants. During the training the participants will contribute to realize a practical experience about the tools they are implementing.

The participants will have the opportunity to work in an inter-cultural atmosphere and learn from each other. The Tools of EIA is a non-formal education based training course. Team building, experiential learning, simulations, drama tools, case studies, Street Theatre, Intercultural nights and more elements will be used in this course.

Accommodation

The training takes place in Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav,Czech Republic and is organized in and around the group accommodation of hostel. Hosting and catering will be provided within this accommodation. is an administratively united pair of towns in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, in the heart of the agricultural region of Polabí, about 25 km northeast from Prague. It is part of the Prague metropolitan area. It lies upon the Elbe River, Brandýs nad Labem on the left bank and Stará Boleslav on the right bank. The place is the longest-named one in the Czech Republic.

Brandýs nad Labem dates its origin to the 13th century. Stará Boleslav was named by Boleslav I who built here his castle in the beginning of the 10th century. In 1960, the two adjacent towns were joined to form one town of Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav. With a population of about 15,500, it is the second largest Czech united pair of towns (Czech: dvojměstí) after Frýdek-Místek.

Working language

The working language of the training course will be in English.

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Costs

 

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

The participation fee for the training is €380. This covers accommodation, food, field visits, excursions and the Training Forum.

Discounts

  • If you are a student, you’ll get 20% discount.
  • For youth from Gulf states, you’ll get 25% discount.
  • Travel to and from Czech Republic is to be covered by the participant.

Application

 

Organizer:

Platoon Leaders for Youth Sportive Edutainment – NGO

Phone: +20 101 036 3227

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Training Course: The Incubator – LESS work for MORE impact

Dates: 26-29 September 2017

Venue: Denmark

Eligible are 25-50 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 2nd June 2017

This training course aims to support different stakeholders in the youth field to identify, understand and design which concrete action is the best tool towards the desired local social change/transformation (based upon the assessed needs).

General Description

Objectives

-Understanding the place of an Erasmus+ Youth in Action activity as a tool within a long term educational process.
-Designing a strategical educational process, starting from the assessed needs towards the desired impacts.

-Understanding the support function of Erasmus+ Youth in Action in educational processes with young people.
-Working towards enhancing the impact on individual/organisational/community level.
– A better understanding of the ‘how and why’ of need analysis and impact.

Participants: profile, number

This short training course aims to reach youth workers (professional and volunteer), youth leaders and decision makers in the field of youth, with a solid intention of using (amongst others) Erasmus+ Youth in Action as a tool within a long term strategy to promote empowerment possibilities on individual, organisational and community level.

It is possible for two people from the same organisation with different status to apply (e.g. youth worker and decision maker / board member) in order to enhance and support the implementation of the strategy back home. But applicants have to justify this in their application)

Flow of the training process

1. Identified needs:
Projects under Erasmus+ Youth in Action are not always derive from real needs of the local community. Needs assessment is often made by the person in charge of the project, without involving target groups, peers, board members or other stakeholders of the local community.

The impact of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects are often limited and not monitored in a long-term perspective.

Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects are often additional/extra work and is not directly connected with educational aim and objectives of the beneficiaries.

2. Expected impacts:
Participants will use Erasmus+ Youth in Action as a toolbox that contributes to the educational objectives of their organisation and their daily work.

Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects are not the final product, but is/can be part of a local kick off of changes and new projects.

Participants will design projects coming from identified needs in their local community, and focus on long term impact (individual/organisational/community level)

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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:

Agency for Science and Higher Education – The Danish National Agency

Phone: + 45 72

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: iNfoPack The Incubator.pdf

Contact for questions:

Melissa Kousgaard

E-Mail: mk@ufm.dk

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: Games of Media – Struggles for People?

Dates: 26 April – 4 May 2017

Venue: Kyiv, Ukraine

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Finland, Georgia, Greece, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 23rd March 2017

The TC “Games of Media – Struggles for People?” aims to empower youth workers and youth activists to become conscious media consumers, to apply their critical thinking skills and to contribute to more inclusive and tolerant societies through NFE.

General Description

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

This means that they can potentially reach millions of people around the world and influence their attitude to a given issue. The digital revolution can empower but this power comes with great responsibility.

In various parts of Europe and neighbouring countries young people face different challenges related to media literacy, i.e. exposure to media bias, hate speech, cyberbullying, grassroots xenophobia propagated by media and social networks.

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

The training course “Games of Media – Struggles for People?” will bring together 30 youth workers and youth activists from 10 EU and neighbourhood countries.

The project objectives are
– to understand how and why media content is produced
– to make distinctions between different types of media content (news journalism, propaganda, promotion, entertainment, etc.)
– to explore the crucial elements of a reliable journalist’s craft (balance, reliability, usage of proper sources)
– to learn to evaluate the reliability of sources and to approach any information critically
– to explore the interrelation between media messages and tolerance/intolerance in our societies, especially in regards to the topic of migrant and refugee crisis
– to learn how to distinguish between media and audience bias
– to promote the core EU values and cooperation under the Erasmus+ programme.

We are looking for youth leaders and youth activists committed to countering radicalisation and hate speech. Youth workers involved in the topic of human rights education, particularly in regard to the current migrant crisis (e.g. working with youth in IDP centers and refugee camps) as well as young people with migrant or refugee background are particularly encouraged to apply. Upon finishing the course, the participants should be able to serve as multipliers in their respective organisations and societies.

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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 organizers.

There is a participation fee of 15 EUR.

Travel costs can be reimbursed up to the following amount:

Finland, Georgia, Greece, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey – 275 EUR.

Application

 

Organizer:

Sveriges ungdomsråd – NGO

Co-organizers:

Kharkiv association for active youth “Stella” – NGO

AEGEE-Moskva – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Anastasia Baskina

E-Mail: anastasia.baskina@gmail.com

University Study Visit: Youth and Community Work in Scotland

Dates: 21-27 May 2017

Venue: Glasgow (and other locations across Scotland), United Kingdom

Eligible are 25 – 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 3rd April 2017

This study visit will be taking place in Scotland, UK. It will focus on Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and other education and training establishments involved in Community Learning and Development (CLD) and Youth Work training programmes.

General Description

The project is a follow-up to the successful 2015 University Study Visit in England. It intends to promote international work and intercultural competence within Higher Education and other institutions that offer programmes in youth and community work.

Through linking youth and community work programmes to Erasmus+, European policy and the European Training Strategy, it aims towards recognition of Non-Formal Learning and greater professionalisation of youth workers and youth work training.

It also links to the ‘Among Others’ project, held in co-operation between the Czech, Hungarian, Irish, Polish and UK National Agencies.

Objectives:

– To look at different ways that Scottish Community Learning and Development (CLD) courses, which includes youth and community work, incorporate international work and intercultural competence modules.
– To share experiences from participants’ countries of how international work and intercultural competence are incorporated into their youth and community work courses
– To create links between youth and community work/ CLD faculties and European programmes (particularly Erasmus+), European policy, and the European Youth Strategy.

Programme

The Study Visit programme will include visits to:
– University of the West of Scotland (Hamilton Campus)
– University of Dundee
– Other Scottish Universities/HEIs offering youth work degrees
– CLD Standards Council (youth work education regulatory body)
– Youthlink Scotland (national agency for youth work)
– Colleges and voluntary sector / local authority youth work training and practice providers

Participant Profile

We welcome applications from representatives of Higher Education Institutions and other training and education establishments working with youth work/Community Learning and Development. This includes university/college teachers, training providers, course co-ordinators, post-graduate students and other staff members interested in implementing education programmes for Youth and Community Work across Europe. We also welcome applications from:

– representatives of National Agencies for Erasmus+
– representatives of local authorities
– representatives of accrediting bodies, youth councils and similar agencies dealing with youth worker education
– youth workers

All participants should contact the NA of their residence country to check if it is involved in this project and committed to cover travel costs before applying.

Please note that 21/05/2017 and 27/05/2017 are arrival/departure days.

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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.

Information for sending NAs: the study visit is financed by TCA 2016.

Application

 

Organizer:

UK National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Catherine Lecavalier

E-Mail: catherine@cglpr.com

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.