Study Visit: Rural Study Visit in South-West Finland

Dates: 19-24 September 2017

Venue: Finland

Eligible are max. 25 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FR, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Application deadline: 31st May 2017

Small organisations in rural areas can find human resources as a challenge in organising international youth projects. This study visit shows good practices in one region in Finland.

General Description

Rural areas can be international too!

The study visit will gather together youth workers from small scale towns, rural areas and little villages to have a look at Finnish good practices that help the countryside to be more international.

We will have a base camp in roughly in the centre of the region which we are exploring. From there we will make visits to villages and other small places and see what kind of practices youth workers have to give their young people an opportunity to meet diversity and Europe in projects.

We will also get to know the participating organisations and create contacts between participants. We can start forming project ideas and see how to get forward with the ideas later.
Our focus will be on youth projects like youth exchanges and the European Voluntary Service (EVS).

Why this Short Study Visit?

– To explore, experience and understand how the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme is put into action in rural areas of South-West Finland.
– To visit examples of good practice and based upon interaction with the project organisations, filter out elements to transfer to own reality, this both ways.
– To offer possibilities for partner building between Finnish and European organisations for future projects within the frame of E+ YiA Programme.
– To experience Finnish culture through increased involvement of local communities.

To experience the Finnish culture, we will be living, eating, sleeping and working inside a small rural town.

E+ YiA has been a very important tool in this process. During this Short Study Visit there are several interaction moments planned with the local population. Be prepared to interact and discover!

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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.

The National Agency in your country will cover the costs of your travel. The practices vary from country to country, so please ask your NA how the process is carried out in your country.

This activity is organised with the TCA 2017 budget.

Application

Organizer:

EDUFI, National Agency of Erasmus+ in Finland – National Agency

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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.

Image result for timisoaraSeminar – Youth workers meeting: “The Boxes of a Youth Worker – The European Challenge” – open multiplier event

Dates: 6-9 July 2017

Venue: Timisoara, City of Flowers or Heart of Banat, Romania

Eligible are 50 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, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st May 2017

This event is for you if: You have tested or want to test online tools; You want to be part of other initiatives for youth workers; You want to be inspired in your work by other examples; You want to meet youth workers from more than 20 countries;

General Description

This event is for you if:
– You are interested in the youth worker development in Europe;
– You have tested or want to test some online tools available for youth workers;
– You want to be inspired in your work by other good practice examples and inspire others, as well;

– You want to meet youth workers from more than 20 countries;
– You want to be part of other initiatives for youth workers in Europe.

Ready?
You can now start here:

Do you want to know more? Here is some relevant information.

Short data/facts:
– Multiplier event: ”The boxes of a youth worker – the European challenge”
– Proposed venue: Romania, Timișoara
– Date: 6th – 9th July 2017
– Format: open space/workshops/dissemination – testing panels;
– Participants: at least 50 participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries;
– Financial coverage: accommodation and food totally covered during the event for the selected participants;
– Selection process: described below;
– Topics of the event: described below.

Participants:
The course is open for participants from Programme countries of E+.
Programme countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, FYROM, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Turkey.

Topics
The design of the meeting will allow the youth workers to:
– Discuss about their work in their countries, compare, share good practice approaches;
– Find out more about the youth worker in Europe;
– Work more with the e-learning management system, meet the creators, see the challenges, the positive and improvable aspects;
– Learn more about the tools created in the project for youth workers: – Interactive career guidance guide – Carreer Box, Simulation Box of Jobs, Online Learning to Learn training course, and Youth Worker – online training course;
– Create new synergies between them and concrete initiatives, work together – propose new initiatives in the online youth work in Europe;
– Offer feedback upon using our tools and about the usefulness of the “missions” they had during the online training course for Youth Worker and Learning to Learn training course;
– Propose other relevant sessions they are interested in.

Learning environment: open space/workshops/dissemination – testing panels;

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Costs

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

This event is provided through the E+ project ”The suitcase, the map and the voyage of a youth worker”, funded with support from the European Commission.

The event is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.

Activities, accommodation and food are fully covered for the period of the event by the organisers, Millennium Center Association, Predict CSD Consulting and Aurel Vlaicu University.

The international transport is to be covered by the participants. Timișoara is a place with great European transport connection, see more details in the announcement.

No fee for the participants.

Application

Organizer:

The suitcase, the map and the voyage of a youth worker – NGO

Phone: 0040722977094

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: The Box of a Youth worker.pdf

Contact for questions:

Σχετική εικόναConference: 12th Economic Forum of Young Leaders

Dates: 5-7 September 2017

Venue: Nowy Sącz, Poland

Eligible are 300 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 18th June 2017

Economic Forum of Young Leaders is one of the biggest international social and economic meeting of young leaders. The main aim is to strengthen cross-sectoral cooperation among young leaders from programme and EECA countries and policy makers.

General Description

300 young leaders from 43 countries will meet in Poland for the 12th time to debate on the future of Europe. Debates of young people with representatives of social, political and business life aim at creating innovative ideas for the continent.

During mutual discussions and workshops new ideas are developed, new inspirations are created and new decisions on taking mutual actions are made.

They are meant to generate a change in the future. It is at the Economic Forum of young Leaders that future elites acquire and share their knowledge. It is also a chance to rise quality and improve recognition of youth work, share good practices in the frame of youth work.

The 12th Economic Forum of Young Leaders takes place between 5th and 7th of September 2017 in Nowy Sącz. The programme will focus on the following areas: global security, future of Europe, economic growth, youth entrepreneurship, business management, leadership and the role of young generation in the contemporary world.

SELECTION CRITERIA

All prospective participants in age 18-35 who need to speak good English and be active in political, social and economic life in an NGO or other institution/organization. The organizers will also assess prospective participants’ experience in the Fields of social, economic and political affairs.

Participation in courses, trainings, seminars, affiliation to NGOs will be an asset.
The main aim of the Forum is to gather a diversified group of people from different backgrounds and countries, hence the organizers kindly ask to register only one person per organization.

For underrepresented countries and regions the organizers can accept more then one participant per organization.

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Costs

 

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

All participants need to pay a participation fee.
Participation fee cover accommodation. The organizers partially co-finance only the participation of selected participants.

Registration fee:
– 40 EUR for participants from countries other than Poland and Ukraine
– 10 EUR for participants from Ukraine

Travel costs reimbursement:
The organizers can cover travel cost for selected participants.
Please note that only cheapest means of transport and fares are subject to reimbursement (APEX airfare, 2nd class train ticket, etc.).

– up to 150 euro for participants from Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia;
– up to 300 euro for participants from other countries.

  • Participants from:
    Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Malta, Turkey, Romania
    must contact the National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme of their residence country to check travel reimbursement conditions. Contacts to NAs

Organizers can modify conditions of travel reimbursement what will be provided to participants in step II.

Application

Organizer:

Foundation for the Development of the Education System – National Agency

Co-organizers:

European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation – NGO

The Eastern Institute – NGO

Phone: +48224631413

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Application form for Polish applicants

Contact for questions:

Grzegorz Kucharyk

E-Mail: gkucharyk@frse.org.pl

If selected:
– you will hear back from the organizers (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation)
– you will be asked to pay the fees and
– you will be able to ask for visa, reimbursement of travel costs (etc.)

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.

Image result for POLANDTraining Course: One Last Chance. Conflict resolution training (Vol.2)

Dates: 25-31 July 2017

Venue: Puszczykowo, Poland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, FYROM, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 2nd June 2017

One Last Chance is a training course on conflict management, using simulation games as main tool to transfer competences to youth workers so they can deal with conflicts in general.

General Description

One Last Chance training will be second edition of the project, first one took place in Lisbon, Portugal. This training has been developed upon the ending of the KA 2 Strategic Partnership “Borderline Boardgames” which developed, among other outcomes, the educational board game “Mission Z” which presents an effective way of experiencing and reflecting on conflict and conflict management.

This said board game is the base of this project, as we will lean quite heavily upon its potential to give a powerful simulation of a number of aspects surrounding the origins of conflict and how to tackle it – including communication, interculturality, mutual respect, empathy, diplomacy, mediation, and more.

The objectives of the project are:
– Improve youth workers’ skills with practical tools and experiential non-formal activities on conflict, conflict management, prejudice and migration issues;
– Improve youth work quality and enhance the role of youth workers and NGOs as social facilitators spreading European values and a culture of peace;
– Develop the competence of empathy as a skill linked to positive conflict management;
Enhance the participants’ attitude in transforming conflict situations into learning opportunities;
– Share among youth workers and partners common concerns about issues of conflict, conflict management, migration and prejudice, exchange good practices and tools;

– Enhance international cooperation, including trust between participants and organisations;
– Promote heightened recognition of the educational value of NFE activities for building a more aware and understanding Europe.

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Costs

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

The travel costs will be reimbursed according to E+ rules. It will happen upon collecting all tickets and invoices, calculating all costs, and reimbursed the total amount of costs from home to the venue of the training.

See the following chart to know the maximum amount that can be reimbursed by country/ participant:

FYROM- 275€
Norway- 275€
Poland- 20€
Portugal- 360€
Spain – 275€

Sweden- 275€
Italy- 250€
Ireland- 275€
Hungary- 275€
Bulgaria- 275€

Each country will send 2 participants.

The accommodation and food will be covered by E+ grant.

A participation fee can be asked by the sending organisation. You should consult with the partner organisation from your country.

However, we will give opportunity to all people, including with fewer opportunities, to apply and participate.

Application

Organizer:

ONE WORLD ASSOCIATION OWA – NGO

Co-organizer:

Ha Moment – NGO

Phone: 00351211993365

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Olga Kuczynska

E-Mail: olga@hamoment.org

Related imageConference: Dealing with Refugees. From challenges to opportunities

Dates: 23-26 October 2017

Venue: Amman, Jordan

Eligible are 80-100 participants coming from: Jordan, Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 7th August 2017

The Conference will gather NGOs and youth work organisations from Programme Countries and from Jordan in order to analyse the situation of refugees from the perspective of Jordanian experience and looking to positive model of inclusion.

General Description

The main aim of the Conference is to identify the possible paths of positive integration of refugees in the hosting countries and to empower the NGOs/youth work organisations to use innovative methods and approaches for better integrating refugees in the local community considering all the possible limitations due the national regulations.

The Conference will focus on some specific elements that could find a potential development within Erasmus+ Programme (supporting international projects for exchange of good practices):

– Role of youth work in dealing with refugees (at different level as NGOs, municipalities, youth NGOs, institutions, etc.)
– Success stories and good practices about the empowerment and inclusion of refugees at local level and about community dimension;
– Mapping of the needs of NGOs//youth work organisations/youth workers/institutions working with refugees;
– Networking space among the participating organisations for future cooperation at international level.

The Conference will try to clarify:
– The terminology when speaking about refugees and making differences among: refugees, asylum seekers and migrants;
– Overall situation of refugees: political, social, civic rights.

The Conference will tackle the elements of intercultural learning in such critical situation of needs and political crises due the current civic wars, economical crisis and high level of social tension.

The element of sharing experiences about the situation of refugees will be crucial for the mutual understanding and for analysing the modelling of good practices and verify their transferability.

The good practices and thematic discussions will focus on:
– Empowerment of women;
– Integration of refugees in the local community;
– Health and well-being
– Labour Market (competences)
– Social perception of refugees and change of perceptions .

During the Conference, will be important to include: youth refugees (representative of NGOs), international NGOs working on the topic, national NGOs doing grassroots work.
The participants should arrive on the 23th October 2016 (from dinner on) and the departure will be on the 26th October 2016 after lunch.

For the ones that would like to stay longer:
1. the hotel can provide you a room at the same rate than the conference upon request by the organisers (if you are interested in case of selection, we will get back to you)
2. the organisers can help in arranging some cultural and discovery activities in Jordan.

PAY ATTENTION:
The Conference is open to participants representing NGOs working about the topic of refeugees from Programme Countries and to representative of NGOs of Jordan.

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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 Youth EuroMed 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:

Salto-Youth EuroMed – SALTO

Phone: +33

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Federica

E-Mail: federica@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.

Image result for normandieTraining Course: Subjective Mapping

Dates: 1-15 October 2017

Venue: Brivezac, France

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Poland, Portugal, Turkey

Application deadline: 31st July 2017

“Subjective Mapping” will invite 24 artists, educators and social workers to discover and explore the emotional layer of our perception of space, to create their own maps that tell stories, convey values and engage people.

General Description

The training in rural France will give participants the unique opportunity to experience and learn about subjective mapping as a tool for community building and inclusion. We aim to help youth workers to develop new skills, using the method of storytelling, illustration and mapping, and discovering new educational tools in their work with young people.

The group will be a balanced mix between educators, youth workers and professionals who will explore the methodology together.

-Who: we are looking for youth and social workers, educators, illustrators, creative writers, urbanists, cartographers, geographers, designers, community workers, artists working on public spaces and urban environment, for space appropriation and community building, storytellers, urban sociologists and landscapers.

About the workshop:

Maps hold unparalleled storytelling power. A map, unlike a photographic sketch, looks like the way we think. Cognitive science nowadays insists on the ability of our minds to create mental maps before we take snapshots, storing information and space representation in a schematic form. We only need a few lines, relations between elements, some dots marking important points – for a whole story of experiences to come alive in our imagination.

The most wonderful appeal of maps, perhaps, is that it stores and expresses our emotions into minimalistic shapes. We want to explore the beautiful subjectivity of maps as a tool for intercultural understanding, inclusion and active participation, especially related to migration.

“Subjective Mapping” aims to offer alternative sources of non formal education, expression and therapy. Our proposal is to explore educational tools for social work and community building using cartography, illustration, storytelling and creative writing to engage Europeans in intercultural learning, initiatives for inclusion and active participation.

Trainers:

Eléonore LABATTUT, Architect and geographer
She is an architect and geographer. She specializes in large-scale diagnostics and analyses and in assessing stakeholders’ roles in post-disaster contexts and crisis situations. She has also worked on implementing participatory housing and planning-related projects at neighborhood, village and city level.

Anne MERLIN, Creator of Nomadways
She is a nomad designer. She creates and animates trainings since 2008. Born in France, Anne studied art and interaction design there. She lived in Greece, Brazil, Seychelles, Portugal and now travels all year round, working from anywhere.

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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 project’s co-ordinator.

  • travel expense refund up to a maximum Travel amount, per country:

-Poland 180 EUR.

-France 275 EUR, Portugal 275 EUR, Bulgaria 275 EUR,

-Turkey 530 EUR

  • There is a 50 EUR participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with a Nomadways annual membership).

Application

 

Organizer:

Nomadways – NGO

Phone: +41 77 434 53 57

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Karolina Ufa

E-Mail: karolina@nomadways.eu

Las PalmasTraining Course: Empowering social inclusion through Sports

Dates: 22-29 October 2017

Venue: Cyprus

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

Application deadline: 16th July 2017

To increase awareness & develop competences of people working with youngsters at risk of social exclusion on how to use education through sports for improving knowledge on inclusive practices, adjusting their practice & organizing tailor-made activities

Description

United Nations (as it was published in Journal of Sports and Social Issues, 2011) states that, “By its very nature sport is about participation. It is about inclusion and citizenship. Sport brings individuals and communities together, highlighting commonalities and bridging cultural or ethnic divides”.

Sport has the capacity to transform the lives of individuals. It is well acceptable that through sports, people are directly involved in their physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being and development.

There are evidences that show the power of Sports on reforming and changing attitudes and approaches especially when becoming an active part of a specific group, community or society. Individuals who participate in sports have the opportunity to improve their social and communication attitude and skills.

The main idea behind this training course is to introduce sports as a tool for social inclusion based on the Education through Sports methodology (ETS). ETS refers to a non-formal educational approach that works with sport and physical activities to develop key competences of individuals and groups for personal development and sustainable social transformation.

The aim of this training is to increase the awareness and develop the competences of 27 people working with youngsters at risk of social exclusion on how to use education through sports for: improving their knowledge on inclusive practices, enriching their portfolio using specific tools and methods, adjusting their practice and organizing tailor-made activities according to the target group.

Objectives:
– To build a broaden understanding of what Social inclusion (inclusive) attitude means
– To train participants in acquiring and developing key competences for social inclusion through sports

– To introduce and learn how to apply Sports as a Tool for social inclusion (STSI)
– To explore different ways to adapt the STSI in every participant’s reality
– To stimulate participants’ creativity in developing their own tools and methods based on STSI
– To provide opportunities for networking and learning by sharing within the frame of Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Target Group:
-Representatives of NGOs, educational institutions, local authorities or public bodies dealing with young people with physical disabilities under the umbrella of social work, education or youth
-Minimum age of participants: 20+ years

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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.

Info for sending NAs: This TC is financed through TCA budgetary year 2017.

Application

Organizer:

NA Cyprus – National Agency

Co-organizers:

NA Italy – National Agency

NA Greece – National Agency

Phone: +357-22402691

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Stella Rousou

E-Mail: srousou@onek.org.cy

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.