Training Course: With Media Literacy towards Cultural Awareness and Tolerance

Dates: 4-12 April 2017

Venue: Petralia Sopranna, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, FYROM, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 3rd March 2017

Training Course aims through sharing of experiences increase competencies of youth leaders and youth workers in work with multicultural groups of young people and exchange different methods for increasing media literacy of young people.

Description

Training Course will gather 24 participants from Czech Republic, Italy, United Kingdom, Finland, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Hungary, Latvia and FYROM.

The participants will have possibility by learning from each other to increase own competencies in leading multicultural groups, increase competencies in conducting educational activities with use of non-formal methods and to share different methods for increasing media literacy of young people

Objectives of Training Course

-to empower youth workers and youth leaders with competencies to lead projects with participation of young people with fewer opportunities and culturally mixed groups
-to enhance their leadership skills, competencies in group management, conflict resolving
-to increase participant´s competencies to conduct educational activities in the frame of non formal education, lead learning process
-to increase media competencies of participants and ability of youth workers to conduct activities increasing media literacy, critical thinking and transversal skills
-to exchange experience in promoting intercultural understanding and tolerance-to promote and develop proposals for a new project on the topic of media literacy and intercultural learning

During the Training Course will be used methods of non-formal education methods such as workshops, group works, simulations, role playing, discussions, individual and group reflection, analysis, case study and learning by doing.

Seminar is based on active involvement of participants and therefore we expect well prepared and motivated youth workers and youth leaders.

Training Course is part of multi-action With Media Literacy towards Cultural Awareness and Tolerance. The main aim of the project is to increase the level of quality of intercultural education through increasing media literacy of the youth (included also young people with fewer opportunities) and use media for increasing transversal skills of young people as creativity, innovation, ability to learn and initiative-taking.

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Costs

 

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

During the activity period, each participant will be provided with food and accommodation by hosting organisation.

All participants will get travel grant according to Erasmus Plus table on km distance. Please control the actual distance from Prague with distance calculator from the European Commission

Maximum travel grant per pax
Czech Rep €275
Italy €275
Spain €275
Finland €360
United Kingdom €275
Turkey €275
Portugal €275
Hungary €275
Latvia €360
FYROM €275

No participation fee is required.

Application

 

Organizer:

International Educational Center GEMS – NGO

Co-organizer:

Associazione InformaGiovani – NGO

Phone: +39 3939629434

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Training Course: iNFLuence+ Make an influence supporting life skills with non-formal learning

Dates: 13-18 May 2017

Venue: Turkey

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 23rd March 2017

Do you want to develop yourself further as a youth worker by using new tools & acquire effective methods for empowering youngsters? Let’s explore different ways of making a positive influence on young people with non-formal learning tools.

Description

“Do you want to develop yourself further as a youth worker by using new tools? Do you want to acquire effective methods for empowering youngsters? This 5-day training is for you to explore different ways of making a positive influence on young people with non-formal learning tools based on life skills.”

Nowadays, one of the biggest needs of youth workers is to be able to stay optimistic and willing to create a better society. Youth workers, as pioneers in the youth field, face many challenges to be successful to make a positive influence on young people.

In this course youth workers will be able to raise their capacity by experiencing life skill tools related with emotional intelligence, wellbeing, stress management, group dynamics and active participation, which they can apply in their daily work with young people.

This will help youth workers to gain insights on how to bring a dynamic change in young people’s lives. Participants will get a chance to reflect on themselves and start to explore their full potentials. This experience will allow them to support young people to discover their own strengths.

We believe that you have to start working on yourself to be able to make a positive influence. iNFLuence+ will stimulate development of life skill competences and professional growth of youth workers. During the training course, participants will share their experiences and work realities.

After identifying what is meant by life skills, the focus will be on various topics related to life skills development. The approach is based on psychoeducation and non-formal learning supporting participants to experience the tools themselves and explore the potential of the tools in their own realities.

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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.

For sending NAs this activity is financed by TCA 2016 budget

Application

 

Organizer:

Turkish National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme iNFLuence.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Unit

E-Mail: tca@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.

Training Course: Vision for a Sustainable Development.

Dates: 4 – 11 May 2017

Venue: Georgia

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Greece, Russian Federation, Bulgaria, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Latvia, Romania, Cyprus

Application deadline: 16th March 2017

“Vision for a sustainable development” aims at exploring the concept of social entrepreneurship as an innovative way to solve social problems in youth work using entrepreneurial skills.

Description

Social entrepreneurship is an alternative way of civic engagement and participation, as it offers a chance to enter the public sphere and the labor market, at the same time it is an attempt to give an appropriate answer to the important issue of youth unemployment.

The researches show that there is a high percentage of unemployment of young people in EU & EECA countries. We believe that one of the possible answers to the present issue of employability is to promote social engagement through social entrepreneurship, giving the proper tools of self development and self-realization.

The project aims to develop in the participants strong capacity of problem solving and creative thinking in order to enhance their employability through their own self-development.

The TC intends to focus on the concept of the social entrepreneurship in general with specific attention on entrepreneurial skills, leadership and management, need and problem analysis and funding and financing. Those topics will be explored in the context of youth organizations and volunteering, will be discussed the present conditions in each participant country and the best practices.

The project is designed to motivate the participants and give them tools to become entrepreneurs working towards social good. As the hosting organization from Georgia – International Center for Peace and Integration (ICPI) is running a social enterprise – the first “Co-working Space” for young people in Georgia, the participants will have the practical example and case study during the project.

Learning to learn: the participants learning experience will be supported by tools and methodologies on how to learn and acquire hard and soft skills to perform better in their personal and professional environment.

The project intends to bring participants from promoter organizations who are planning to create social enterprises, it provides the opportunity for partners from different countries to meet, exchange experiences, ideas and plan future cooperation regarding developing social enterprises for more sustainable growth.

Once the seminar is finished the participants will bring newly gained knowledge and ideas back to their organizations. This action will help to improve the communication with the partners by making sure they are responsibly preparing to disseminate the project’s outcomes.

Social and civic competences: this specific project aims to raise sense of responsibility and solidarity towards social groups of our societies that are in needs. The participants are expected to develop skills for inclusion and skills to deal with people from various social and cultural backgrounds.

Participants’ Profile:

In order to be selected, applicants will have to meet the following criteria:

  • Have experience as a volunteer/youth-worker/educator/coordinator of an NGO, working with young people, or having being involved into a social initiative or any youth movement.
  • Have basic knowledge into the fields of social economy, employability, social entrepreneurship at regional or european level.
  • Interested into using the project’s outcomes, to raise awareness of their local societies
  • Sufficient knowledge of English language, in order to be able to follow the training course & to contribute to the multiplying effects, of this project.
  • Able to contribute with active participation, throughout the project.

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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:

Latvia: 360 Euro/participant.

Greece, Russian Federation, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Moldova: 275 Euro/participant.

Armenia, Georgia: 180 Euro/participant*.

* (provided that the participant, will exceed 100 klm from her/his home to the venue)

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

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with International center for peace and integration (ICPI) – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 69

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: youthinitiativesgr@yahoo.com

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people, youth workers, educators, policy makers, residing in Greece, Russian Federation, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia. Latvia

RodopiTraining Course: Nature as a teacher. Eco-centric development in Youth work

Dates: 22-31 May 2017

Venue: Gudevica village, Bulgaria

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

Application deadline: 10th March 2017

This training course is built around the process of eco-centric development, inspired from the Wheel of Life/Medicine Wheel concept and is aiming at creating an educational frame which will contribute to the holistic development of youth.

Description

During the training process we will explore and experience a wide variety of concepts such as holistic development, working with vulnerabilities, therapeutic practices, spirituality, connections, rituals and relations with nature.

Through this training we support the participants in exploring these concepts within the context of their personal and professional life. The practices which will be experienced during the course will be translated into educational tools, methods and activities to be used in the youth field, for the personal and professional development of young people.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The training course is built on a flow which combines elements of practice/experience, reflection, theory and application. Thus, we are aiming at:

1. Developing attitudes towards nature based youth work;
2. Exploring therapeutic and psychological practices for personal support;
3. Creating pedagogical tools for self-discovery based on eco-centric psychology;
4. Delivering knowledge about eco-centric development and spirituality;
5. Developing competencies to recognize young people’s strong and weak sides, and be open to their vulnerability and personal development;
6. Developing practical skills for planning, organizing and implementation of local workshops for personal development, self-discovery and reconnection with nature.

TOPICS OF THE COURSE

– Eco-centric and holistic development –exploring and understanding the concept and elements of Wheel of Life/Developmental Wheel(a contemporary concept, based on the principles of Medicine Wheel –an element of Native American cultures)and how it can be used in youth work, in order to facilitate authentic development and transition from adolescence to adulthood.
– Vulnerability and therapeutic practices –working with personal limitations, vulnerabilities and expectations (personal, social groups), finding strengths and qualities, being open, accessing inner resources.

– Connection with nature –connecting with nature within, nature without, other people, the outside world (deep ecology), exploring the natural elements (water-earth-air-fire), web of life, nature based methods.
– Spirituality –exploring secret-sacred things, sharing experiences, understanding human spirituality in different cultural backgrounds, exploring rituals and ceremonies.
– Art and Dance as s tools for communication and self-expression – tools for communication and self expression base on dance and art therapy.

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Costs

“Nature as a teacher” is a project financed by the Erasmus+ Programme, thus all the activities, accommodation and food are 100% covered by the EU grant.

The travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants after the course in the amount limit presented below.

– Bulgaria – 0 Euro/participant
– Croatia, FYROM, Romania and Greece – 180 Euro/participant
– Cyprus, Spain, Italy, Czech republic and Estonia – 275 Euro/participant

Application

Organizer:

Learning for Change Foundation – NGO

Phone: +359

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme The Power of Words.pdf

Contact for questions:

Training Course: Value the Difference – Preventing youth radicalisation – Volume I

Dates: 7-15 May 2017

Venue: Rovereto, Italy

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania

Application deadline: 1st March 2017

A training course for youth workers on youth radicalisation and the related challenges for non-formal education theory and practice.

Description

As indicated by the European Agenda on Security (2015), the OSCE report “Working with youth and for youth” (2015) and the EU Radicalisation Awareness Network (2016), nowadays young people are increasingly confronted with the threat of radicalisation.

The process of radicalisation affects the European youth equally encompassing adversatively political, social, or religious affiliations and leads to the same outcome: a militancy based on a radical ideology of hate and exclusion.

This phenomenon originates mostly from political and/or religious organisations promoting radical value systems among young people, which are appealing inasmuch as they offer to paint the complexity of the world black and white.

This training course seeks to address two main needs of youth work’s stakeholders. Firstly, we open up a critical, structured reflection on youth workers’ ways of working with youth taking into account the complexity of the youth radicalisation and the need of “non-formal educators” to be updated with innovative knowledge, skills and methodologies.

Secondly, we critically analyse youth centres and youth organisations’ capacities and strategies to cooperate with other public and private stakeholders within and beyond the youth sector on the issue of youth radicalisation.

The outlined training course “Value the Difference – Preventing youth radicalisation: Volume I” offers youth workers and youth leaders from 9 Programme Countries a well-conceived learning experience, aimed to reflect upon theory and practice of non-formal education providers on the main topics above presented.

Building on this project, a second and conclusive training course “Value the Difference – Preventing youth radicalisation: Volume II” will be held in Berlin in November 2017.

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Costs

 

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

Accommodation and board are fully covered.

Travel costs can be reimbursed up to the following amounts:

– Germany, Denmark, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Greece, Hungary = 275€
– Austria = 180€
– Italy = 0€

There is not participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

DIALOGOS e.v. – NGO

Co-organizer:

East-West Lab / Laboratorio Oriente-Occidente – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Training Course: The Power of Words

Dates: 5-10 May 2017

Venue: Konstancin-Jeziorna (near Warsaw), Poland

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

Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 12th March 2017

Facebook, Google, Trump or Beyonce: who influences our mindsets and opinions, telling us how to live our lives? This training focuses on communication skills, to help think critically about information, and develop meaningful communication for youth work.

Description

This training course invites participants to discuss and contrast the influence words may have on their lives and the lives of young people they work with. We will explore narratives used by people, media and organisations, and their impact on young people today. We will provide tools to change hate speech into love speech, transform narratives that define us into positive influences. We will create an opportunity for youth workers to become better at supporting young people as critical thinkers.

If you are youth worker interested in developing your communication skills, getting to know different points of view on subjects such as power of media, gender, history and more, this training is for you. Being a forum to meet, talk, share and have fun, “The Power of Words” will stimulate the development of your competencies and your personal development as multiplier of positive communication.

We will achieve it by inviting you to different activities using non-formal learning and creating space for you to exchange your expertise and ideas. We attach the programme overview where you can check the flow of this training course.

The overall aim of the POWER OF WORDS TRAINING is:

● To develop youth workers’ communication skills in order to better support young people in communication and critical thinking

The specific objectives of the POWER OF WORDS training are:
● To create a space where youth workers can develop and practice their communication and critical thinking skills
● To explore the mechanisms of manipulation and discuss how youth workers can support young people in dealing with this
● To give an opportunity to exchange tools, ideas and good practices to work with youth on their critical thinking
● To create creative learning environment for peer learning
● To discuss opportunities media create for youth workers to connect to young people

TARGET GROUP
Youth workers, youth leaders, professionals working directly with young people on daily basis. The participants should be able to work and communicate in English.

DATES
05.05 – arrival day, 10.05 – departure day. 6-9.05 are full working 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 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 Eastern Partnership countries or the Russian Federation, please contact the SALTO EECA RC (eeca@salto-youth.net) for further information about the financial details.

This activity is financed by 2016 TCA budget.

Application

 

Organizer:

FRSE – National Agency

Phone: +48 22

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme The Power of Words.pdf

Contact for questions:

Karolina

E-mail:martyna.kozlowska@gmail.com

E-Mail: ksuchecka@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: Lobbying and Advocacy in the Youth field

Dates: 10-14 April 2017

Venue: Varna (European Youth Capital for 2017), Bulgaria

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 12th March 2017

Empowering youth organizations to be active and sustainable in the process of defending causes and positions. Organizations understand their role in policy making and international youth work for better Europe for youth.

Description

The training program develops the capacity of youth organizations to be sustainable and active in the process of protecting causes and defending positions. Develop youth workers in understanding the processes of lobbying and advocacy and confidence to use the tools in these fields. Strengthens the awareness of organizations for their role in the creation of policies at national and international level.

Training is conducted twice at national level and once on international gathering numerous youth organizations, supporting them in increasing their capacity. The program is prepared in order to share best practices developed and adapted during the application of Varna for European Youth Capital. Training transmits the entire experience of the team from the first application until winning the title for 2017.

Lessons learned from the last international edition will be taken into account and the participants will be able to go more deeply through the process of planning and advocacy campaign, step by step, with input by trainers and guest speaker.

The main directions of the program are:

• Promote the importance of youth opinion in the process of decision-making at local, national and international level;
• Increase the organizational capacity and independence through enhancing the competencies of youth leaders in the structured dialogue, lobbying and advocacy;
• Ensuring the development of active citizenship, democratic principles and the responsibility of youth organizations and informal youth groups.

The framework of the training course is:

  •  Make the youth voice valuable in the decision making processes in local, national and international level;
  • Strengthen organizational capacity and autonomy by building capacity of youth leader in the topics of structured dialogue of lobbying and advocacy;
  • Ensuring the development of active participation and democratic principles and responsibility in youth organizations and non-formal youth groups.

Objectives of the training course:

1. To help youth organizations improve their work through specific studies and actions designed to fill in their gaps in information, material means and assertiveness in the topics of structured dialogue of lobbying and advocacy;
2. To empower youth leaders to conduct lobby activities so as to encourage initiative taking in social sphere and build further awareness;
3. To help NGO’s improve their ability to participate in the structured dialogue process and to encourage them to participate in the decision making processes;
4. To engage in cooperation with international organizations pursuing similar ends and join networks that may contribute to its functions.

Target group:

The training is suitable for members for youth organizations (youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers, project coordinators etc.) with interest to develop their competencies in the field of Lobbying and Advocacy. Training can be very beneficial for organizational board members, decision makers and presidents who want to strengthen their organizational capacity to work on higher level in influencing youth policies and strategies.
Trainer’s team:
Ognian Gadoularov
Alexander Kumanov

Additionally invited guest speakers:
Maya Doneva – The social Teahouse, Varna. Part of the Varna 2017 application team.

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Costs

 

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

Being selected for this course, hosting (accommodation and food) and training related costs are covered by Hosting National Agency.

Travel costs of the participants from Program Countries will be covered by the sending National Agency (before applying, please check with your NA if they accept to cover these costs).

This activity is financed by TCA budget 2016.

Application

 

Organizer:

Human Resource Development Centre – National Agency

Phone: +35929155026

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Milen

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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.