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Training Course: The Peace Pilgrimage

Dates: 4-12 September 2018

Venue: Lugo to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 28th July 2018

The training course will take the format of a 100km hike-pilgrimage using what is known as the first European Cultural itinerary, the Camino of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, while exploring the power of inner peace through meditation for youth workers.

General Description

In a context of rising conflicts due to misconceptions and misunderstandings of religion, identity and fear of others. Promoting inner peace is the first step to achieve global peace. There is awareness individually and collectively from which subtle changes are appearing for new approaches and practices in order to evolve the peace education practices out of the theoretical frameworks.

Inner peace practices such as meditation and mindfulness are becoming popular, but not yet mainstreamed within youth work peace education. Non-formal education is one of the means of promoting sustainable peace, prevention from violence, understanding, tolerance and solidarity.

The main activity of the project is a training course in Galicia’s region of Spain from 04th to 12th September 2018, gathering 30 youth workers and peacebuilders.

The training course will take the format of a 100km hike-pilgrimage using what is known as the first European Cultural itinerary, the Camino of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, that has roots going back over one thousand year and was one of the three most important Christian pilgrimages in medieval Europe, alongside those to Jerusalem and Rome.

The goal is to introduce the youth workers along the pilgrimage journey , to peace-building using the pillars of inner peace (soft skills) and a practical set of tools to use with their target groups and in their local communities. We will, hence, address the following objectives:

– Evolving youth work’s peace educational practices in considering inner peace methods such as meditation and mindfulness as an important soft-skill for a peace builder.
– Equipping the youth workers with practical skills about conflict management and intercultural dialogue in order to prevent religious and political forms of extremism
– Providing a space for thе participants to sharе and rеflеct about thеir own еxpеriеncеs and knowlеdgе in thе fiеld of intеr-rеligious dialoguе along the walking pilgrimage
– Showсasing thе rolе of youth work in promoting healthy lifestyles, but also сontributing for a sustainablе реaсе, tolеrant soсiеty
– Offering a networking opportunity for organizations to develop collaborations in peace building projects.

The project will be based on a holistic educational approach where youth workers can develop their knowledge, attitude and skills to promote peaceful means of conflict transformations, starting from their inner peace to peace among individuals and groups.

The training course will be an immersion for the participants to enhance their critical thinking and challenge their knowledge, their beliefs and also physical abilities. It will also create an opportunity to share good practices about conflict management and peace-building.

Working Methods:
The mеthods usеd during thе projеct will bе non-formal, inclusivе and participatory
Thе training will usе divеrsе non-formal lеarning mеthodologiеs such as hiking (40%) open space workshops lead by the participants (30%) facilitated input with reflective activities, teambuilding and networking (30%) of inner peace, conflict management, combined with thе practical mind and body еxеrcisеs – meditation and yoga.

Profile of participants:
This training is made for youth workers who are:
– With experience in hiking or health fitting to hike for 100km in 5 days (to be checked).
– Active in peacebuilding and/or conflict management at a community level (At least two activities organized).
– Eager to practice meditation and mindfulness in order to develop personally and professionally
– Experienced in facilitating non-formal methods with their target groups
– Willing to share their experience and best practices with the participants

Selection of participants
Each organization (country) is represented by 3 participants. The partner organizations will nominate internally 2 out of 3 of the participants in accordance with the profile above.
The applicants on this platform will be selected by the leading organization in concordance with the partner organizations. Hence, 1 out of 3 participants will be selected through European Training Calendar. If the partner organizations’ express it, more than 1 participant can be selected through the platform.
In order to be eligible for this project, make sure you clearly present your profile in the application form. In order to assure a qualitative nonformal education process we need to make sure that all selected participants belong to the target group.

Important notices:
– Given the potential high numbers of emails we migh receive, response time may take time. We reserve the right not to answer emails if the requested information is already explained in this description.
– All the participants should be resident in the country they represent, no participant can be selected outside the countries of the partner organizations.
– The info pack with logistical details will only be communicated to the selected participants.
– Travelling light is recommended given the nature of the project.
– It is mandatory to have a health insurance valid in Spain during the period of stay, inclusive of accidents, emergencies, repatriation and civil responsibility.

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Costs

 

Accommodation and meals are 100% covered.

Travel costs are 100% covered up to the Erasmus+ distance calculator corresponding amounts, using the cheapest and most convenient transportation methods.

Given the nature of the hike, travelling light (cabin backpack) is recommended.

The participation fee is 55€, (25€ for Spanish participants as their travel costs are not refunded). The fee will be deduced while transferring the travel cost reimbursements.

When the travel plans are validated, the travel costs for participants will be reimbursed up to:
Spain: 0€
Turkey: 530€
Greece: 360€
Portugal: 180€
Romania: 360€
France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands: 275€

Application

 

Organizer:

Center for Intercultural Understanding – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@live.fr

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Training Course: Colours of Empowerment

Dates: 13-22 September 2018

Venue: Bláfjöll, Iceland

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Estonia, FYROM, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 24th July 2018

An international training course on how to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities in inclusive youth work. Targeted at youth workers, inclusion workers, educators and facilitators. 

General Description

“Colours of Empowerment” is an 8-day-lasting international training course on how to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities in inclusive youth work. The training course is targeted at youth workers, inclusion workers, educators and facilitators, and will take place in a sport resort near Reykjavik, Iceland. Funding is provided by the Icelandic National Agency for Erasmus+Youth in Action, Key Action 1, Mobility of Youth Workers.

Aim and Programme Elements

We aim at empowering and building up the competences of educational practitioners to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities in inclusive youth work, especially with and for marginalized youth:

exclusion, inclusion, participation: what groups and individuals are we talking about? What do we want to reach with & for them, and how?

learning and non-formal education: approaches, conditions, models, factors, processes

meeting the needs of inclusion groups: matching of target group ↔ needs ↔ objectives ↔ methodology, how to ensure impact & relevance

practical tools and methods: for the design, facilitation & assessment of educational activities

creation & testing: of own educational modules with/in front of group

practice in feedback: empathy, coaching & communication skills

hot issues: common challenges and best practices in educational inclusive youth work

role(s): context, ethics & competences of youth workers and inclusion workers in an educational context

self-assessment: coaching & professional development plan

partnership-building and the development of follow-up activities

Profile of Participants

For participation in the this training course we are targeting youth workers, inclusion workers, educators and people actively involved in inclusive youth work. The most important criteria is that participants be in an educational position (eg facilitators, work camp leaders, trainers, group leaders, coaches etc).

Participants must be aged 18+ and be residents in the country of the nominating partner organisation. Participants should be fluent in english, and be willing and committed to work hard (about 9 hours per day at least). Participants should furthermore commit to carry out agreed preparatory tasks and be willing to follow-up on the training course via active youth work, ideally in co-operation with their sending/partner organisation.

Context and about us:

“Hugarafl”, an Icelandic term which translates in english into “Mindpower”, is a recovery centre for people who have experienced mental health challenges and who are now working hard on improving their situation, in a spirit of empowerment and self-determination.

In Mindpower, professionals are working side by side with experts by experience on equal bases and by peer to peer support. The main idea is to avoid the usual victimization and dis-empowerment of people with mental health issues, by instead truly empowering them for self-determination and equal participation. In Mindpower we have a strong youth chapter called “Youngminds”, who has in the past years also developed international activities, often with the support of Erasmus+.

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Costs

 

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

By following the rules of Erasmus+, the costs of your international travel are covered up to the following total amounts (if you prove that your travel falls into the corresponding distance band). Costs exceeding the indicated amounts have to be borne by yourself. Here is an overview of travel grant per distance band.

These are the travel grants approved by the Icelandic National Agency based on the submitted funding application (per person)

Estonia EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Iceland N/A
Italy EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
FYROM EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Malta EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Poland EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Portugal EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Romania EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Slovenia EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Spain EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Turkey EUR 820 (km 4000 – 7999)

The training course will start with dinner on September 13th and end with breakfast on September 22nd.

The selected participants are free to arrive to Iceland some days earlier or stay some days longer, as long as the total amount of your extra days outside of the programme activities is not more than three days.

Application

 

Organizer:

Hugarafl – NGO

Phone: +3548688071

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Colours of Empowerment.pdf

Contact for questions:

Fjóla Kristín Ólafardóttir

E-Mail:colours.of.empowerment.2018@gmail.com

Partnership building Activity. Building Skills Through Inclusion. Romania

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PBA: Building Skills Through Inclusion

Dates: 26 August – 1 September 2018

Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Albania, KOSOVO*, Portugal, Romania, Serbia

Application deadline: 20th July 2018

The aim of the project is to promote and foster social inclusion of young people with disabilities and fewer opportunities by being focused on independent living and employability.

General Description

Building Skills Through Inclusion is an Erasmus+ youth project financed by the European Union. There are 5 countries participating: Albania, Kosovo*, Portugal, Romania and Serbia.

The aim of the project is to promote and foster social inclusion of young people with disabilities and fewer opportunities by being focused on mobility, independent living and employability.

To achieve its aim, the project will have three main activities: a partnership building seminar, a training course and a youth exchange.

The first main activity is a partnership building seminar in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, starting on August 26 and ending on September 1, 2018 (travel days included).

Objectives:
• Strength the collaboration between partners and establish some common working models on inclusion of people with disabilities;
• Develop capacities of youth workers about inclusion practices and how they can put such practices and involve people with disabilities in mobility projects in their daily work;
• Develop a manual / code of good practices for youth workers how inclusion of people with disabilities is possible and how to motivate people with disabilities to be active citizens;
• Share and learn from the experiences and practices of each other;
• Prepare the next stages of the project, the training course;
• Make plans for common future projects on inclusion.

Participants:
The PBS brings together 20 youth workers and representatives of organizations (4 from each partner) to share experiences, to learn from each other, to collect and develop their best practices.

The participants, with or without disabilities, should be age 18+ and active in the partner organizations:
• 5 youth workers, 1 from each partner organization, fully disabled, such as blind or wheelchairs, who need accompanying person to enable them participate equally in the seminar, as well as support them during travel and free time and personal care;
• 15 non-disabled youth workers;
• 5 accompanying persons, 1 from each partner organization, helping the disabled participants.
The selection of all participants will be based on common application forms, motivation of youth workers and young people.

Each partner organization is responsible to identify and select participants by a set of common criteria. Identification will be through local contacts, team members and local partners.
Youth workers selection criteria:

– Citizens or legal residents of Albania, Kosovo, Portugal, Romania or Serbia;
– Age 18+;
– Active in the sending organization;
– Working with youth, preferable 6 months experience with youth with disabilities and with fewer opportunities;
– Open to the needs and desires of youth;, with and without disabilities;
– Ready to share their personal and professional experience;
– Able to use English as a working language, since this is the official language of the project;
– Ready to attend all the activities of the partnership building seminar;
– Willing to disseminate the results among their co-workers, on their own/institution’s webpage, on their Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, Instagram, etc.;
– Ready to organize and participate to two local workshops, after the seminar.

Participants will have the opportunity to contribute at any session they prefer too, as well as to organize the “Laboratory of Insights”, for which there will be 2 dedicated evenings, where participants will work together in smaller groups to present different non-formal activities they know and would like to share with others. During the intercultural evenings, participants will be asked to bring and present pieces of their culture (music, food, dance, data, pictures, collages, etc.) in an inclusive way.

All project activities are based on non-formal education methods and tools (working groups, debriefings, free discussions, role plays, worships, teambuilding exercises, games, energizers, reflections, study visits, presentations etc.), which encourage active participation of each participant in the sessions. The whole learning methodology will be adapted to the needs of all the participants and will be inclusive with regard of the disabled ones. Facilitators will choose those methods and tools, which involve equally and actively each participant.

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Costs

 

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

– Accomodation and food will be provided for free, during the partnership building seminar.
– There are no participation fees.
– According to the rules within the Erasmus+ Programme, financed by the European Union, we will reimburse the travel costs on the basis of the cheapest and most effective possibilities, 2nd class railway tickets, APEX-flights etc., accompanied by the receipt of complete and original tickets, invoices, bills, receipts, boarding cards etc.

All the travel tickets have to be bought after receiving confirmation from the coordinator. Participants are expected to arrive to Cluj-Napoca, Romania on 26th of August 2018. The departure will be on 1st of September 2018, after breakfast. In case some participants want to spend 1-2 extra days in Romania, prior to or after the event, we need to consult it with our National Agency. For any advice on that, do not hesitate to contact us. We cannot offer accommodation for these extra days.

We will reimburse travel costs, by bank transfer, within 45 days after receiving all the original travel documents, after dissemination and filling out the Mobility Tool questionnaire.

The maximum reimbursements:
• Serbia 180 Euro;
• Albania 275 Euro;
• Kosovo* 275 Euro;
• Portugal 360 Euro;
• Romania 0 Euro;

Application

Organizer:

Asociatia Babilon Travel – NGO

Co-organizers:

Projekte Vullnetare Nderkombetare – Albania – NGO

Infinit – Kosovo – NGO

Azbuki – Serbia – NGO

Phone: 0040722634027

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Building Skills PBA.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gabriel Nagy

E-Mail: gabi.nagy@babilontravel.net

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course; Youth work deconstructing violent extremism

Dates: 14-21 October 2018

Venue: Tarragona, Spain

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Estonia, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Lebanon, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey

Application deadline: 5th November 2018

Through examples and practical tools 25 educators, youth workers and youth leaders from the Euro-Mediterranean area will develop youth work competences to identify violent extremism root causes and address them through youth work techniques.

General Description

Recent events in our Euro-Mediterranean communities have led the Association of Human Rights Educators and its partners to analyse what role youth work could play to prevent violent extremism especially affecting young people.

Despite the complexity of dealing with violent extremism, the project wants to contribute to address some of its root causes from the perspective of youth work instead of focusing solely on securitarian and counter-radicalisation policies.

Through examples and practical tools 25 educators, youth workers and youth leaders from the Euro-Mediterranean area will develop youth work competences to identify violent extremism root causes and address them through youth work techniques.

If you are interested in the issues addressed by the course but are from a non eligible country, contact us to explore further solutions

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Costs

 

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

The 70 % of travel expenses will be reimbursed (on presentation of the relevant receipts).

Full board and accommodation for the duration of the Training Course will be provided and paid for by the Organisers

An enrolment fee of 45€ is payable by EU countries participants and 35€ by participants from non-EU countries.

Application

Organizer:

Association of Human Rights Educators AHEAD – NGO

Phone: +34 653262864

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Youthwork Violent Radicalisation.pdf

Contact for questions:

Xavier Baró

E-Mail: euromed@aheadedu.org

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Training Course COMETS: Cooperating successfully in teams

Dates: 13-19 March 2019

Venue: Greece

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 5th November 2018

Training for Trainers on ‘Cooperating successfully in teams’ based on the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level.

General Description

In the context of the European Training Strategy (ETS) the SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO T&C RC) developed the Competence Model for Trainers Working at International Level.

The ‘COMETS training courses’ are developed as a support for trainers in their competence development, each course focusing on one competence area of the above-mentioned model.

Hence, with this call, Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (I.NE.DI.VI.M), the Greek National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action together with SALTO T&C RC invite trainers to take part in this fifth edition of COMETS: ‘Cooperating successfully in teams’.

This particular competence from the model encompasses the following competences:
– Contributing actively to team tasks
– Being willing to take on responsibility
– Encouraging and involving other team members
– Learning with and from others
– Being aware of the team processes and how they affect the team’s effectiveness
– Managing disagreements effectively

Taking the above into account, the INTENTIONS of the course are, amongst others:
– To reflect on the concept of team work from different perspectives;
– To explore dimensions such as empathy, respect, honesty and integrity in a team context and process;
– To reflect on and explore the attitudes of teams (as a system) and team members;
– To explore ways to stimulate, support, and empower teams and team colleagues;
– To explore working with emotions in a team context;
– To raise awareness about own challenges and strengths in teamwork.

COMETS training courses intend principally to offer trainers a space to reflect, exchange and contrast their practice and understanding with regard to a certain ETS competence area.

The main purpose is to enable participants to take further steps in their professional practice. In that sense, COMETS is more a ‘learning experience’ than a training course stricto sensu.

No matter the focus on each edition, the COMETS are all based on a series of PRINCIPLES, which are:
– Awareness: me – the group – the field – the context;
– Readiness to question and to review practice;
– Readiness to stretch boundaries;
– Being explicit about choices as trainers;
– Integrity: Walk the talk!
– Giving space to the whole person: body – mind – soul – heart;
– Awareness: Being here as learner in a community of learners;
– Giving to Caesar what’s Caesars’: acknowledging [re]sources of practice.

The team of trainers for this COMETS edition are Nik Paddison and Peter Hofmann.

Following the selection process, the training team will contact participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme. This is to ensure that the needs of the participants are taken into account in order to maximise the potential that the course offers.

Participants’ Profile
COMETS is a training for trainers format which provides trainers, being advanced in the implementation of international trainings for youth workers, with opportunities to come together to reflect upon, discuss and develop further on different competence areas of the ETS competence model.

In the context of COMETS, ‘advanced’ means that the trainer-learner has the capacity to direct his/her own learning and in particular, the ability to self-assess his/her own competences.

The GENERAL INTENTIONS of the COMETS are:
– To contribute to quality development of youth work and of training practise in the field;
– To put the ETS competence model into practice;
– To support National Agencies and other youth sector organizations in working with trainers on competence development;
– To contribute to the professional development of trainers in the field.

Please find attached the guiding principles developed for the COMETS. For further information around the series of COMETS.

Please find here further material for reading: The ETS competence model for trainers working at international level

In cooperation with some Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agencies SALTO T&C RC has developed a strategy to provide opportunities for trainers to develop their competences according to their needs and needs of training providers like National Agencies.

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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.

In case you live in one of the countries of the Western Balkans, SouthMed or Eastern Partnership and the Russian Federation, please contact your corresponding SALTO Resource centre (respectively see@salto-youth.net, euromed@salto-youth.net and eeca@salto-youth.net) for further information.

Info for sending NAs: this activity is financed with TCA 2018

Application

 

Organizer:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – National Agency

Co-organizer:

SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack COMET.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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

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Training Course: Let’s ESC (European Solidarity Corp)

Dates: 13 – 21 November 2018

Venue: Malaga, Spain

We are looking for 2 participant aged 18+ coming from: Greece

and Involves 25-30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Programme Countries, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership Countries

Application deadline: 4th August 2018

LET´s ESC training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the ESC Program (e.g. mentors and task-related support persons) on the hosting, sending and coordinating side. The support people play a crucial role in providing conditions for a quality voluntary service and creating opportunities for volunteer’s learning in ESC

Description

The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.

Project’s AIMS:
The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.

LET´s ESC training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the ESC Program (e.g. mentors and task-related support persons) on the hosting, sending and coordinating side. The support people play a crucial role in providing conditions for a quality voluntary service and creating opportunities for volunteer’s learning in ESC

The overall aim of the LETS ESC!!! training course is: 

To increase the quality of ESC activities through development of competencies (knowledge, skills and ) of key actors involved in the support system around the volunteer in the ESC projects developed within the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Objectives:
Form in different techniques of International dynamization, mainly oriented on

  • Social inclusion.
  • European dimension in the youth projects.
  • Intercultural dimension.
  • Team building techniques.
  • Conflict solving.
  • Planning of International projects.
  • Project financing.
  • Partnership building.

Methodology:
Working with different learning methods based on non-formal education; like self-directed learning methods, reflection, peer to peer learning… to allow the transfer of the learning into different situations and into their reality.

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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:

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

INTERCAMBIA – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants:

  • Youth leaders and youth workers, willing to enhance their competences in the field of VOLUNTEER ACTIONS
  • Who are able to communicate and work in English (which will be the working language for the whole training course).
  • Who are able to attend the full training course.
  • Who wish to learn and teach others during discussions or reflection groups.
  • Willing to share the learning outcomes of the TC in their organizations and local communities.
  • Committed to organize Face to Face Dissemination Events in sending Ngo country.

Motivated young people, with a will to uptake supporting initiatives into the ESC field, as collaborators of YiA 18 NGO, holders of an EU passport.

Age bracket: 18+ years old

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Training Course: Let’s Digital Storytell!

Dates: 18-27 August 2018

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 17th July 2018

Explore the fundamentals of the digital storytelling and apply it as an innovative method to empower young people. Learn to create digital stories and improve your creativity, communication, critical thinking, teamwork and digital entrepreneurship skills.

General Description

Let’s Digital Storytell! will bring together 24 participants from 6 European countries. The countries involved are Bulgaria, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Spain and UK. Thus, please note that this call is open only for UK participants.

The main aim of the training course is to develop the digital storytelling competences of youth workers and young people, and to equip our participants with valuable knowledge that is transferable to many other projects. The attendees will have the opportunity to share their skills and experience, and to explore digital storytelling from the perspective of digital marketing and using it as an alternative to traditional videos and for their NGOs’ promotion.

The training course will teach our participants the fundamentals of the digital storytelling process and how to create simple digital stories that can be used when working with young people. Participants will also learn how to use digital storytelling as a powerful tool of digital communication by producing exciting digital stories that require minimal experience and equipment.

Context: young people living in rural and disadvantage area can barely enjoy the benefits of technology-assisted trainings on digital skills due to the existing gaps in infrastructure and equipment, software and platforms, and limited teaching staff and resources.

Young citizens from all over the world need to be equipped with digital competences and complementary skillsets and capabilities if they want to leverage existing and emerging technologies for development, to reach personal goals in their personal or professional life, and to be prepared for the jobs of the future.

Briefly the main idea of the Let’s Digital Storytell! training course is for participants to:

1. learn the fundamentals of the digital storytelling process and apply it as a modern educational method and that can be replicated when working with young people,
2. explore digital storytelling from the perspective of digital marketing, using it as an alternative to traditional videos for the promotion of NGOs, and to also use digital stories to shape and evolve organizational branding, increase their visibility and in developing marketing campaigns,
3. to ensure a strong foundation in 21st century skills (visual/global/digital literacy) by creating digital stories that required minimal experience and equipment (e.g. digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, basic camera etc.) but with a high impact towards the audience.

Besides exploring an innovative technology tool and enjoying a great learning experience, Let’s Digital Storytell! training course will help us improve many complementary “soft skills” such as creativity, communication skills, critical and logical thinking, teamwork, or digital entrepreneurship and to develop the following competences:
– Digital Literacy, the ability to communicate with a worldwide community to discuss issues, gather information, and seek help.
– Global Literacy, the capacity to read, interpret, respond, and contextualize messages from a global perspective.
– Visual Literacy, the ability to understand, produce, and communicate through visual images.
– Technology Literacy, the ability to use computers, tablets, mobile devices and other technology to improve learning, productivity, and performance.
– Information Literacy, the ability to find, evaluate and synthesize information.

This training course is primarily aimed at youth workers, youth leaders, educators, trainers, teachers, NGO volunteers, who would like to expand their knowledge in the field of digital storytelling and to boost their digital skills.

Participants need to have a good command of the English language and be ready to engage in interactive educational activities. Also, they need to be EU citizens or residents of the project countries and should not be involved in EVS programmes nor to be Erasmus students. The participants should be over 18 years old.

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Costs

 

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

Accommodation, food and basic learning materials will be provided by the organisers.

Travel costs to/from the training course will be fully reimbursed up to the national limits set by the Erasmus+ programme, which are roughly:

Bulgaria = €180
Lithuania = €275
Romania = €20
Portugal = €360
Spain = €360
United Kingdom = €360

There is no participation fee.

Participants are required to arrange their own travel and medical insurance for the duration of the training course. This is a mandatory condition for attending.

Application

 

Organizer:

UPgrade NGO

Co-organizer:

Impact Videos – NGO

Phone: +40745703161

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Let’s Digital Storytell.pdf

Contact for questions:

Laura Manache

E-Mail: letsdigitalstorytell@upgradengo.ro