Seminar: Re-engaging People with Educational Barriers in Non-Formal and Formal Learning

Dates: 19-22 June 2017

Venue: Leeds, United Kingdom

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

Application deadline: 30th April 2017

A four-day cross-sectoral seminar to share and develop best practices, methods and approaches, that re-engage excluded groups towards tackling educational barriers, with a view to ultimately widen participation in formal and non-formal learning.

General Description

The seminar will include elements of contact making, study-visit and training, and will consider the subject of people re-engaging with formal and non-formal education and the methodologies which can be used to support their development. Participants will be invited to share ideas and network with a view to learn from each other, build cross-sectoral partnerships, and begin the development of Erasmus+ projects.

This project follows on and incorporates recommendations from the successful 2016 project of the same name that was hosted by the UK National Agency for Erasmus+.

Project Objectives

– To stimulate TCA cross-sectoral cooperation between Youth, Vocational Education, Higher Education and Schools;

– To provide learning and development opportunities to beneficiaries and provide space for sharing of good practices, particularly looking at each sector’s unique approach;

– To explore case studies and undertake field visits addressing Educational Barriers to consider transferability

– To explore how such projects can be realised through a European dimension, particularly through Erasmus+

Through active attendance participants will:

– Increase their awareness of how different sectors re-engage people with educational barriers

– Be enriched by good practices from different sectors and countries

– Take back practical tools, methodologies and approaches that can be transferred between different sectors

– Increase their knowledge of Erasmus+ and how it can be applied in engaging and supporting young people with educational barriers

– Know how to better address Erasmus+ programme priorities at application stage

– Be provided with the opportunity to network with cross-sectoral organisations to create new partnerships

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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.

This project is funded under the 2016 TCA Call Year.

Application

 

Organizer:

UK National Agency for Erasmus+ (Ecorys UK) – National Agency

Co-organizer:

National Agency of Turkey

Phone: +44 (0)

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alexander Scott

E-Mail: alex@ashacentre.org

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: BiTriMulti (BTM) – Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges

Dates: 14-18 June 2017

Venue: Poland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 16th April 2017

The aim of the BiTriMulti course is to offer an international learning experience for practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects;especially newcomers to this field

General Description

The BiTriMulti training supports voluntary as well as full-time youth workers dealing directly with young people in developing their first international Youth Exchange in the framework of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The aim of the BTM training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

Objectives of BTM:

– To provide an informed introduction to the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme, focusing on Youth Exchanges and their capacity to enhance young people’s active engagement in the making of Europe (though not exclusively) for newcomers to the programme;
– To offer an individual and group learning experience through a simulated process on setting up a Youth Exchange project;
– To develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to organise a Youth Exchange, based on the non-formal learning practice, principles, and quality standards of the EU youth programmes;
– To enable participants to reflect on their learning and to familiarise themselves with Youthpass – the strategy on the recognition of non-formal learning in the youth field, its technical tool to produce Youthpass Certificates, and its application in Youth Exchanges in particular and the EU youth programmes in general;
– To offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries.

Programme: The BTM training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise which is interspersed with workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics, and ends with an evaluation.

The Network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth in Action organises a series of BTMs each year. You’ll find an overview on all the upcoming BTMs at http://www.salto-youth.net/BTM/.

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Costs

 

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

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

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

Applicants from Eastern Partnership Countries and Russian Federation should contact the SALTO EECA RC (marina@salto-youth.net) for further information.

Info for sending NAs: this activity is financed with TCA 2016

Application

 

Organizer:

Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agency Poland

Co-organizers:

SALTO T&C RC (co-ordinator) – SALTO

SALTO EECA RC (selecting applicants from the region) – SALTO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack BTM.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kalina

E-Mail: Kalina.Strzalba@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: Turn into Powerful Youth worker through Media Technology

Dates: 11-19 November 2017

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, FYROM, Malta, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 29th August 2017

This project will assist youth workers to acquire tools for discovering their potentials. With the use of digital and media technology, in accordance to non formal learning, can develop social, creativity/entrepreneurial and innovating skills among y.w.

General Description

The project ”Turn into powerful youth worker through media technology’ aims to increase awareness on how media technology through NFL can enhance youth workers to discover their potentials and turn into more effective professionally and personally.

All partners with 25 youth workers (Cyprus,Italy,FYROM, Bulgaria, Spain, Romania, Malta, Greece) during the project and activity week intend to share and feel the power of media technology through Non formal Learning and collaborative methods (plenary sessions, discussions, workshops, brainstorming, simulation games).

Mainly we will work all together using media technology (photo shooting, video capture, media editing, web design, social media use, tabloids and internet technology) in order to reach our objectives. We will invite experts to support the learning (on IT software, video editors etc) with presentations and providing feedback.

During the training week the participants will share experiences, point out ways and present tools which can support them to discover their potentials, raise their self-esteem and find the way out to self and professional development. Moreover, special attention and focus will be given to the relation of the development of key competences, through NFL approaches, for supporting social inclusion and enhancing fruitful future collaboration within local and wider lifelong communities.

Target group: youthworkers with basic skills on media technology and with fewer opportunities due to geographical, health, social and economical obstacles who carry an increased will to find their potentials and be developed into more efficient in their field through NFL. Moreover, we aim by the end of the project all participants to act as multipliers on how media technology through nfl can influence positively society progress and how experience through E+ can support them to assist youngsters more efficiently.

The objectives are to:

1•develop digital and media competences to y.w with fewer opportunities;
2•improve foreign language through the use of digital and media technology;
3•support the development of the sense of initiative, creativity and entrepreneurship through media technology as ways of supporting employability;
4•improve self-confidence skills in participants using techniques of good communication, group dynamics, negotiation and decision making;
5. improve social competence for enhancing social inclusion;
6•promote modern visibility tools of knowledge about youth networks and management structures on the European level in future
projects
7•inform participants about opportunities and to develop new projects/partnerships under the Erasmus+ Programme

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Costs

 

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

-Accommodation and meals will be covered at 100% at a hotel in Larnaca. Participants will share 3 beds bedrooms.

-Travel expenses (train, bus, airplane) will be covered according to E+2016 distance band calculator and eligible budget:

Malta, Greece, Italy, Romania, FYROM, Bulgaria: 275 euro
Spain: 530 euro.

-There is not any participation fee

Application

 

Organizer:

NETWORK FOR EUROPEAN CITIZENSHIP AND IDENTITY – NGO

Phone: +35799465221

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Renos

E-Mail: neci.eu@gmail.com

Training Course: SOHO – European Training Course for EVS Support People

Dates: 11-15 September 2017

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are max 30 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Turkey, Eastern Partnership countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 18th June 2017

SOHO aims at enhancing quality of EVS projects through development of essential competences of support persons. It also provides up-to-date information to its participants on the opportunities given by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

General Description

The SOHO training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the EVS volunteer (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 EVS.

The overall aim of the SOHO training course is:

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

The specific objectives of the SOHO course are:

• To get a better understanding of the concept of EVS as “learning service” and related quality aspects in EVS
• To improve the ability for co-operation and working in international partnership
• To reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges within the EVS volunteer support system
• To raise awareness of the learning dimension in EVS and provide tools for learning support
• To support the recognition of non-formal learning in EVS through the competent implementation of Youthpass
• To provide up-to-date information about the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

In addition to this, SOHO training is an excellent opportunity for EVS support persons to exchange their experiences, share good practices and for informal partnership building.

All previous SOHO participants are most welcome to join the SOHO community trainers thus continuing networking after the course.

The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth in Action organises a series of SOHOs each year. You’ll find an overview on all the upcoming SOHOs.

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Costs

 

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

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

Please contact your NA or your SALTO RC (EECA: eeca@salto-youth.net; SEE: see@salto-youth.net) to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Note for sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2017

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA National Agency Hungary – National Agency

Co-organizers:

SALTO T&C RC (coordinator) – SALTO

SALTO SEE and EECA will support selection of applicants from both regions and finance their travel costs

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack SOHO.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zsófia Eszter Szőke

E-Mail: TCA_ifjusag@tpf.hu

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: Development of the eLearning skills Introduction to Moodle LMS to youth work practitioners

Dates: 7-16 June 2017

Venue: Serbia (Sremski Karlovci), Serbia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Albania, Croatia, Finland, KOSOVO*, Lithuania, FYROM, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 13th May 2017

Participants will have a chance to learn how to create online course using Moodle as online learning platform. They will create (during the training) their own online courses, and after the training they will have to implement those courses.

General Description

The aim of the project “Innovation and eLearning in service of youth work and non-formal education in Europe” is to enhancing the quality of non-formal education and youth work in Western Balkans and EU.

Project activities will step-by-step build capacity of youth workers, trainers, teachers, educators and researchers from 8 participating countries (Finland, Lithuania, Spain, Albania, Kosovo*, Croatia, FYROM and Serbia).

Within the project there will be organized the training for youth workers and trainers active in the field of NFE to experience and learn how to use Information Communications Technology (ICT) to create a supporting eLearning environment.

Participants will have a chance to get information about general ITC filed, and after that will be more focused on Moodle (an open-source software learning management system). They will get info about Moodle Directory, Page, Book, URL linking, Label, principles of instructional design, and other things that will help them to start (during the training) developing their own online courses using Moodle platform.

So, this is not only the training, because after it, participants (small groups of six persons) will be obligated to deliver the online course (created during the training). Training will lead experts from Serbian Moodle Network (Moodle mreža Srbije).

PARTICIPANTS PROFILE

• trainers and youth leaders,
• willing to use ITC in work with youth,
• willing to develop and implement online course,
• be free to participate all duration of the Training.
• has enough good knowledge of English.

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Costs

 

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

Organizers will cover costs concerning the training, such as: accommodation and food, domestic travel costs and training material. We are not able to cover travel insurance.

Dates for the training: The 7th until 16th of June 2017 (9 nights).

Travel refund (European Commission criteria, total travel costs):
• Albania: 180 EUR
• Finland: 360 EUR
• FYROM: 180 EUR
• Croatia: 180 EUR
• Spain: 275 EUR
• Lithuania: 275 EUR
• Kosovo*: 180 EUR

Participants should bring their own laptops, and are expected to be committed to participate in the whole program and able to work in the English language.

Application

 

Organizer:

Grupa “Hajde da…” / Group “Let’s…” – NGO

Phone: +381 11 3233 634

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Time Schedule eLearning skills.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marko

E-Mail: marko@hajdeda.org.rs

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please send the filled application form to your national coordinator (see contacts below) until 13th of May 2017.
Albania – Youth in Free Initiative – rslorg@hotmail.com
Croatia – Udruga za razvoj civilnog društva Bonsai – ured.vcd@gmail.com
Finland – Hyvärilän Nuorisokeskus – antti.korhonen@nurmes.fi
FYROM – Association center for intercultural dialogue – Kumanovo – mila@cid.mk
Kosovo* – Organizata jo-qeveritare ligo lex – ligolexlegis@gmail.com
Lithuania – Lietuvos neformaliojo ugdymo asociacija – neformaliai@gmail.com
Serbia – Grupa “Hajde da…” – marko@hajdeda.org.rs
Spain – Red Europea los jovenes importan ahora – gines.euroaccion@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

 

Training Course: STRATEG+ Advanced training on quality in Strategic partnerships in the field of youth

Dates: 15-18 June 2017

Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden

Eligible are 20-22 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 17th April 2017

This training course is addressed to coordinators or partners of granted KA2 Strategic partnership projects for participants who are project coordinators, staff or youth leaders working directly with ongoing or finished Strategic partnership Projects.

General Description

Further on the training course targets those who are:

• interested in developing their management and reporting competences
• willing to work on the quality of their international projects
• able to use English as a working language

The overall aim is to support the target group to implement qualitative projects through the development of participants’ competences to manage and report Strategic partnerships in the field of youth.

The specific objectives of the TC are:

• To help the participants understand the importance of the partnership as a quality element for the project implementation;
• To explore different project management instruments and increase their ability to design own instruments;
• To explore the role and the challenges of the intellectual outputs, multiplier events and TTL activities;
• To discuss qualitative and quantitative indicators for project activities;
• To explore the reporting criteria and consider those project elements that have to be monitored during the project’s lifespan;
• To offer a space for peer learning among experienced project workers;
• To offer support during the project implementation and reporting through individual coaching sessions.

STRATEG+ will focus on specific activities of the strategic partnerships as project management, transnational project meetings, intellectual outputs, multiplier events or training, teaching and learning activities from the perspective of transversal activities as project and budget monitoring, quality and relevance to the objective as well from a risk management perspective and will answer to questions as:

How do to ensure a strong and functional partnership? When and how to include intellectual outputs and multiplier events?

Which is the purpose of TTL activities in a strategic partnership? How to ensure the quality of the activities, monitor the budget and payments made as well as monitor the project’s risks? What to monitor during the project in relation with reaching our objectives and reporting the project?

An introductory part for the TC will be done in the on-line environment so that the participants got to know each other and have prepared eventual tasks.

After the training course the participants will be able to receive support through their project management and reporting phase with the purpose of increasing the quality of the implemented Strategic partnerships projects around Europe.

The TC will be based on the application form for the Key Action 2 Strategic partnerships for youth – Development of innovation.
The agenda of this training will be added within short.

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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 activity is financed by TCA 2017

Application

 

Organizer:

The Swedish NA – National Agency

Phone: 0046

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Liene Ledaine

E-Mail: liene.ledaine@mucf.se

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: English language training course for youth workers

Dates: 12-16 May 2017

Venue: Slovak Republic

Eligible are max 28 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Slovak Republic, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 14th April 2017

Training course is dedicated for youth workers who would like to improve their communication skills in English as well as IT skills needed for implementation of international projects especially under Erasmus+.

General Description

The main aim is to break the language barrier and motivate youth workers active at the local/national level to start organize projects under Erasmus+.

Objectives:

1) to improve communication skills in English
2) to learn and practice vocabulary specific for Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects
3) to learn how to manage all phases of an international project in English
4) to gain confidence in using English to develop European projects under the Erasmus+ YiA programme, especially in KA 1

Target group:

– youth workers willing to prepare international projects but feel the need to practice communication in English
– at least pre-intermediate level of English is essential or level A2 according to the Common European Framework (attached)
– are over 18 years old
– come from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Czech republic or Eastern Europe and Caucasus region

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Costs

This project is financed by the 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 the SALTO EECA RC (eeca@salto-youth.net) selecting applicants for this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your NA or your SALTO RC 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 course is financed by TCA 2016

Application

Organizer:

Iuventa-Slovak National Agency of the EU Erasmus+ Programme – National Agency

Phone: +421 908 678 820

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Martin Prekop

E-Mail: martin.prekop@iuventa.sk

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.