Training Course: ENACT_Empowerment through Nature, Authentic Communication and Theatre

Dates: 6-13 April 2017

Venue: Hungary

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st January 2017

“Enact” is an innovative 8-day Erasmus+ training course designed to develop the competences of youth workers, trainers and youth leaders to engage and empower young people in their lives, work and communities.

Description

Using the tools of Nature, Authentic Communication and Theatre we will learn together how to empower the young people we work with by developing their skills in enhanced communication, conflict resolution techniques, entrepreneurial thinking and active participation.

There is a huge need for young people to be more empowered to realise their dreams, to turn their ideas into actions and to play an active part in the life of their communities and societies. There is an urgent need in Europe to work on this issue, taking under consideration the current situation with growing discrimination and racism.

With our training course we work on the migrant issue and empower young people to take the lead and start fighting against the oppression of these groups by addressing the need of empowering youth through effective non-formal and informal learning methods.

The programme is based on interactive and participative approach. The processes of learning from each other and learning by doing will be crucial. The training course will stimulate creativity, communication and active participation. discussions, group processes and individual work.

During the training methods of non-formal and informal education will be used, such as individual, pair and group work, creative workshops, theatre methods, simulation and situation games, problem solving and debate exercises, presentations and discussions. Part of the programme will take place outdoors in nature.

Training Objectives:

• To identify effective and creative methods to engage young people to be active in their communities and become a leader of fighting racism and discrimination
• To explore and understand how theatre & outdoor based methods can be used as tools for youth empowerment, intercultural learning and human right education
• To introduce effective communication techniques in order to create positive dialogue and authentic communication

• To develop competences to implement tools, non-formal and informal educational methods of conflict resolution
• To provide space for participants for discussion and sharing best practices and to develop their training skills and competences
• To improve knowledge about Erasmus+ Youth Programme as a tool for improving the quality and enhancing the international dimension of youth work through capacity building activities

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Costs

 

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

A participation fee of €50 per participant is expected to be paid as contribution.

Travel costs are determined by standards set strictly by Erasmus+ Programme. The maximum possible travel contribution for each person is as follows:

UK, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Turkey and Italy 275 Euro
Ireland 360 Euro
Hungary as discussed

Full attendance there is a mandatory condition of this training as such the reimbursement will be done after the end of the project upon receiving all original tickets and boarding passes from each individual.

Please do not book any travel tickets until the participation is confirmed by us and you receive further information about the booking and reimbursement process. This will be sent upon the selection of all participants.

Application

 

Organizer:

Tudatos Ifjúságért Alapítvány – NGO

Phone: 0036

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Training Course: New approaches to teaching history

Dates: 3-9 February 2017

Venue: Krzyzowa, Poland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Germany, Poland

Application deadline: 22nd January 2017

The German-Polish relations in present and past are in the focus of this six-day project for students from Germany and Poland. The second main topic is the use of new media in exhibitions and in international youth work.

Description

The German-Polish relations in present and past are in the focus of this six-day project for students from Germany and Poland. The second main topic is the use of new media in exhibitions, museums and in (international) youth work on the example of the Krzyżowa-based exhibition “Courage and Reconciliation”.

You will use your theoretical knowledge to work on contents for the interactive visitor’s guide for the exhibition that will be available as a new tool for individual guests and project participants in Krzyżowa.

This connection between theory and practice is an outstanding possibility for you to create new and easy access to scientifical topics for non-scientists and to make scientific knowledge accessible to the broad public.

The basis for the practical workshops are inputs, workshops and discussions on the

Topics:

• German-Polish relations and the process of reconciliation,

• digitalization of museums and exhibitions,

• methods of non-formal learning in the field of historical education

• creation of content for multimedia guides and history apps.

For further details visit the following link

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Costs

 

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

Participation fee (for accomodation, full board, all programme activities):

Participants from Poland: 50 PLN
Participants from Germany: 25 EUR

Travel reimbursement for participants from Poland: We can reimburse up to 130 PLN per person for economy travel costs

Travel reimbursement for participants from Germany: We can reimburse up to 75 EUR per person for economy travel costs

Application

 

Organizer:

Krzyzowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe – NGO

Phone: +48 797

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: New Educational Approaches.pdf

Contact for questions:

Merle

E-Mail: merle@krzyzowa.org.pl

PBA: Social Start-up weekend “ChangeMakers’ON”

Dates: 24-26 February 2017

Venue: Kaunas, Lithuania

Eligible are 70 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 20th January 2017

International Social Entrepreneurship enabling Startup Weekend “ChangeMakers’ON”
Kaunas city will host an International Social Entrepreneurship enabling Startup Weekend “ChangeMakers’ON”, a unique event in Lithuania.

Description

Social Entrepreneurship is not a new notion, and yet in Lithuania the Social Entrepreneurship conception was approved not so long ago, just in 2015. The conception’s approval inspired dozens of new discussion, debates and forums, all of them working towards creating better tools for Social Entrepreneurs.

From the very begging of our existence, European Social Entrepreneurship
and Innovative studies Institute has been enabling and empowering Social Entrepreneurship in Lithuania and abroad. With our extensive experience, we decided to help young challenge and approval thirsty adults to create impact, feel safe and fulfil their dreams.

“ChangeMakers’ ON” event is the very first of its kind in Lithuania. It is not only an event – it’s also a movement which was created to empower young and initiative citizens to create social good and innovations. It is the very first Startup Weekend focused on Social Entrepreneurship and we hope to become an annual event, creating a path to social change.

During the international intense one weekend event, the youth will create Social business models that are based on social innovations and changes.

Climate change, health, ageing society, pollution, social inequality – these are only a few of the problems the participants will tackle. The participants will be consulted by experienced mentors-experts who are professional entrepreneurs who have an international experience.

The main goal of “ChangeMakers‘ON” is to create a social business from an idea to a commercially successful social business model in one weekend.

Our Social Entrepreneurship enabling mission already has a partner. “Bridge for Billions“ is an online incubator for early-stage ventures. They are enablers of progress and agents for change. Bridge for Billions was founded on this simple statement in 2013 at Carnegie Mellon University. The platform provides mentorship and tools for startups from anywhere around the world.

They are ready to share their knowledge and techniques with the participants of “ChangeMakers‘ON“: 3 teams will get a 3 months startup mentoring program for free. This way we can guarantee that the ideas developed during the “ChangeMakers‘ON“ will have the means to become a reality and improve our lives, even if only a little.

Our ambition is to make “ChangeMakers‘ON“ an annual event and this way contribute to creating social innovations and promoting Social Entrepreneurship business model in Europe.

Preferable countries are Baltics and Nordic region. Places are limited. If you have a social innovation idea -don’t waste your time and apply now.

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Costs

 

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

We will organise and provide food (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between) for free for the participants.

There is a participation fee of 30 Euros to be paid on spot.

Travel costs are not covered.

Application

 

Organizer:

European Social Entrepreneurship and innovative studies institute – NGO

Phone: +3706

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: ChangeMakersON.pdf

Contact for questions:

Training Course: Experiential lab – Child Rights Programming and Nonviolent Community Development

Dates: 8-14 May 2017

Venue: Caltanissetta, Italy

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey

  Application deadline: 30th January 2017

Through non-formal, intercultural and creative learning process, the TC will equip participants with knowledge & practical tools to undertake a child rights situation analysis & design community-based projects through child rights-based approach.

Description

The seven days TC will provide training on Child Rights Programming. Through a non-formal, intercultural and creative learning process, it will equip participants with knowledge and practical tools to undertake a child rights situation analysis and design community-based projects through child rights-based approach, analytical steps and logical framework planning.

As first participants will analyse rights violations for this target group, the root causes and obstacles preventing the fulfilment of children’s rights. Than participants will be engaged working together by co-planning and designing projects that responds to children community’s needs.

Through the training youth workers will also have the opportunity to develop the quality of their work by sharing experiences, getting new contents to exchange in their local contexts and building occasions for future projects.

The general objective of the training is to strengthen and support coherent approaches to unaccompanied migrant children in the frame of youth work and Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.

The specific objective is to foster capacity of youth workers to guarantee rights and protection of unaccompanied migrant children in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Child Rights Based Approach

The project proposes a child rights based approach to youth work related to child protection and development. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) contains all the civil, political, economic, social and cultural human rights of children.

The UN CRC emphasises that children are holders of rights and their rights cover all aspects of their lives. It applies to all human beings under the age of 18. States that have ratified the UN CRC are legally bound by it. Child rights programming involves the practical application of the UN CRC to bring about real changes in the lives of all children.

In this frame participants will learn:

– about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child;
– how to undertake a “child right based analysis”;
– how to co-plan & design community-based projects through child rights-based approach, analytical steps & logical framework planning;
– about youth work and cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Methodologies used during the training will be:

– Non-formal education, peer & cooperative learning
– Project Cycle Management (EU Commission)
– Forum theatre (A. Boal)
– The Reciprocal Maieutic Approach (D. Dolci)

– The UNESCO’s Four Pillars of Education “Learning to live together, Learning to be, Learning to do, Learning to Know”.
Participants profile
– Participants who work/volunteer with vulnerable young people and children in community activities – through NGOs, not for profit organizations and associations, schools, self helps groups, national, regional and local bodies, private sectors, public bodies;
– Interested to the project themes (child rights programming, youth work and cooperation);
– willing to act as multiplier in their local communities upon their return home;
– No age limits.
– Able to communicate in English.

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Costs

 

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

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organization.

Travel tickets are refundable for the participants who attend the whole program and subject to giving the organizer all the return travel tickets and boarding passes.

Maximum travel reimbursement per participant from each country is up to as follows:

Tunisia € 180,00

France, Greece, Egypt. Palestine, Turkey   € 275,00

Morocco, Jordan € 360,00

There will be no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

PRISM – Promozione Internazionale Sicilia-mondo – NGO

Phone: +3936

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Experiential Lab.pdf

Contact for questions:

Seminar: ARTOOL MARKET – art for intercultural dialogue

Dates: 13-19 March 2017

Venue: Palermo, Italy

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

Western Balkan countries, Armenia, Georgia, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 27th January 2017

The international seminar “Artool Market” has the main aim of developing the skills of European organizations and informal groups in facilitating processes of prevention of discrimination, intercultural dialogue and cohesive societies.

Description

The international seminar “Artool Market” has the main aim of developing the skills of European organizations and informal groups facilitating processes of prevention of discrimination, intercultural dialogue and cohesive societies, with the creation of resources and space for cooperation available for other organizations all over Europe.

Specific objectives:

• To share perspectives on migration phenomenon depending on different European contexts and diverse way of valorizing it as an oppurtunity of developing within the diversity

• to develop the quality and variety of tools and methodologies based on art in the field of intercultural dialogue, anti – discrimination, inclusion of migrants and peacebuilding processes, fostering the competences of youth organizations and informal groups in creating and using them
• to create a network of organizations that will cooperate in a long term prospective on this topic becoming a resource for the other organizations all over Europe.

This international activity will be held from 13 to 19 of March 2017 and is targeted to 20 youth workers, trainers, staff members working with migrants and/or having a migrant background. The international meeting has been thought as market of tools and open workshops facilitated by experts, trainers and youth workers experienced in migration, intercultural dialogue, discrimination, racism, able to use art as a facilitation process.

The main output of this meeting will be represented by an online video toolkit with clear descriptions which will provide more insights on how to use the shared tools and methodologies and will enrich a Museum of Migration and Human Rights in a confiscated property to Mafia given to CEIPES in Palermo and its online collection, being at disposal of all organizations around Europe.

The video toolkit will consist of educational videos of the tools shared during the Artool Market, spoken language will be English. Each organization will be filmed giving a very detailed version on the objectives, activities, target groups and tips of the tool.

Follow – up

It will be requested to the partners to use the toolkit where they will consider more needed (schools, migrant centres, university, municipalities, etc…) and to deliver at least one workshop or other type of local actions with migrants in their communities.

It will be asked the cooperation of the partner organizations to translate the toolkit to two or more languages, in order to be more accessible at local level.

This Seminar is the first phase of a long-term project: Mandala – meeting is an art, which will realize a second activity involving migrants who will deliver workshops in local schools in the province of Palermo.

As established by Council of Europe, the age limit to participate in the project is 30 (there will be space for 5 people over 30 years old). The gender balance will be ensured by trying to select an equal number of female and male participants.

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Costs

 

The project is funded by Council of Europe for 2/3 of its budget.

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

Participants fee: 50€

Travel days are 13th and 19th of March.

Travel reimbursements: the project will reimburse 2/3 of total travel expenses (maximum expenses for travel is 300€).

Application

 

Organizer:

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

Phone: +39 091

For additional information please: Download the Application form*

Available downloads: Timeschedule of Artool Market.pdf

Contact for questions:

Irene

E-Mail: mobility@ceipes.org

*There are no confirmed sending organizations for this project that you can refer to, to apply you need to be part of an organization of your own.

Training Course: Social entrepreneurship for Youth Workers with youths with intellectual disabilities

Dates: 22-26 February 2017

Venue: Vilnius-Kaunas, Lithuania

Eligible are 14 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 31st January 2017

5 days course is designed to motivate and give tools to participants to become entrepreneurs towards the social good. The training will explore how SE can enhance the impact of young people with intellectual disabilities work and entrepreneurial skills

Description

The Social Entrepreneurship training for Youth Workers will focus on helping Youth Workers and Youth Leaders who are interested in the concepts of social innovation and social entrepreneurship for a better future. The programme aims to give Youth Workers and Youth Leader innovative tools for sustainable change.

The five days course is designed to motivate and give tools to participants to become entrepreneurs towards the social good. The training will also explore how social entrepreneurship can enhance the impact of young people with intellectual disabilities work and entrepreneurial skills, as well as integration into the market.

Main Aim

To transform traditional youth workers into agents of social change who can scale up the potential and impact of existing social enterprises and innovations.

Objectives of training:

-To identify youth workers’ perspectives about social entrepreneurship in their own social context.
-To extend youth workers’ knowledge about initiative, innovation and creativity in their effect on social work.
– To help youth workers to reach enterprising qualities that can be reached for public good.
– To encourage the youth workers to link social work and entrepreneurship as a means of working towards the public good.
– To encourage youth workers to become the main actor of sustainable change within their own community.
– To explore how social entrepreneurship can enhance the impact of volunteer work and enhance the volunteering experience of the participants.
– To address risk taking and risk management in voluntary work.
– Develop the networking potential and build partnerships of CANDLE project consortium member organizations that would increase the understanding of the concept of social entrepreneurship and innovations.
– To ensure and increase the active participation of youth workers in CANDLE consortium members organized events.

Learning outcomes:

– Increased knowledge of social entrepreneurship (current trends, education strategies and methods to be applied in their learning environment).
– Improved social entrepreneurship teaching skills.
– Improved methods for work with young people with intellectual disabilities.
– Improved coaching competences to support social enterprises development.
– Improved motivation and skills to engage in international collaboration work with other youth workers in the field.

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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

1. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to:

275 Euros for participants coming from Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, UK and Turkey

2. We will organise and provide accommodation and food for free for the participants.

3. There is a participation fee of 60 Euros to be paid on spot.

*From the hotel participants needs to go to training place themselves. Directions will be given. There is no need for additional transport. (in case there is a need of transport – organizers will take care on it).

Application

 

Organizer:

European social entrepreneurship and innovative studies institute – NGO

Phone: +370

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Social entrepreneurship for Youth Workers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Training Course: Change Makers Academy

Dates: 15-19 February 2017

Venue: Italian Alps, Italy

Eligible are 15-25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries,

Partner Countries Neighbouring the EUOther countries in the world

Application deadline: 15th January 2017

Everything is our life is changing all the time already! we invite you to join and learn how to control change itself and enjoy it!

Description

The idea of Change Makers Academy was born from the belief that all of us have great potential which is not always being discovered as far as we expect.

3 Serial Change Makers representing themselves as Rising Giant, brings and opportunity in February to open the curtains and have a look what hides behind the scenes of Change itself!

Even more! We all will learn how to understand, accept and live through this sometimes understood as painful, process.

Today Change Makers Academy has developed to an intense life-changing event in which we will empower you with the tools and techniques to be the change in your life and make a change in your organization.

Content:

– Meta Analysis
– Prototyping Change
– Understand your own Needs
– Organizational Change
– Nonviolent Communications
– Your Change Strategy

In 2017, February 15-19th we invite you all to join us in Italian Alps!

And it is not all.

The Change Makers academy Gives a gift of support for its first graduates. We will support each participant with implementing changes withing chosen life area by providing free of charge life and career coaching for a year.

We also ensure that each participant will receive a kit filled with valuable tools. In short – We believe in each of us being able to create everything what we can dream about and this is why we give you this valuable gift!

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Costs

 

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

We believe that everyone who is filling an application is already a highly motivated person to participate in Change Makers Academy. This is why we have “First comes first gets place” policy.

For students: 260 Eur
For Freelance: 945 Eur
For Corporate: 1715 Eur

Each person applying until 6th January will receive 10% discount.

BRING A FRIEND and each of you will get 25% discount (Students excluded as this is a minimal fee required to cover the costs).

Fee all – included accommodation, material, handouts, gifts and free Change Methodology toolkit. Travel costs excluded and need to be covered by each participant individually.

Application

 

Organizer:

Rising Giant – NGO

Phone: +4792

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Milda

E-Mail: milda@risinggiant.co