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Training Course: International Youth Reporter Training

Dates: 1-5 September 2018

Venue: Vienna, Austria

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

Application deadline: 4th July 2018

Training for young journalists and youth reporters to gain relevant journalism skills and meet peers from other countries.

General Description

Are you passionate about telling stories and bringing in your point of view? Do you feel Internet plays an important role in society? Are you confident with basic IT & social media skills, with a passion to know more? This course could really be for you!

International Youth Reporter is a training course for youth workers, social workers and people involved and with an interest in education, to explore Backpack Journalism competences and life in rural areas, in connection with nature.

We will: work on media sources, create content on different platforms (blog, video, photo…) and free softwares, discuss media & their impact on our society and life, exchange skills and knowledge in a non-hierarchical group of learners, share everyday tasks and practical sustainable actions, explore community life – while practising the competences related to all this!

The aims of this activity:

1) Networking: young journalists and project coordinators from different countries
2) Skills training: focus on use of Social Media for journalism, Mobile (Video) Reporting
3) Knowledge transfer about young journalists projects

The main objectives of the course are:

– to introduce the methodology of Backpack Journalism (BPJ) and see examples of previous projects and good practice;
– to explore and identify how BPJ can be used as a tool for youth work, education, employability;
– to promote active citizenship, participation of young people and responsibility to make change in the society and community;
– to discuss and re-think concepts such as work, employment, business, economy, ecology and sustainability;

– to create an experience of community through sharing living and working spaces and
participating in daily tasks, to contribute directly to environmental, community and social well-being;

Furthermore to gaining practical skills, the participants will be invited to the European Union Youth Conference in Vienna and practice their acquired skills.

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Costs

 

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

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

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

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.

This activity will be covered by TCA 2018.

Application

 

Organizer:

Interkulturelles Zentrum – National Agency

Co-organizer:

Bundesweites Netzwerk der österreichischen Jugendinfos – NGO

Phone: +431586754440

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Timetable International Youth Reporters.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lars Roesky

E-Mail: lars.roesky@iz.or.at

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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EVS: Feel the Volunteerism and Live as a Volunteer

Dates: 1st July – 27th December 2018 (6 months / long-term EVS)

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are 2 volunteers coming from: Turkey

Application deadline: 26th May 2018

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Voluntary Service provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.

Description

The participant(s) will spend 6 months in Greece and will work as a volunteer in different actions related to the elaboration, design and execution of social inclusion projects and activities and in local, national or international campaigns of the hosting organization, for example in the line of work which is carried out as Youth sector and promotion of EU policies.

Furthermore, the volunteer will be allowed to integrate their own ideas and experience. We’ re completely open to new suggested projects from our international volunteers, knowing that their inputs can be really valuable.

Feel the Volunteerism EVS project, according to the framework of Erasmus+ EVS programme, will provide educational and artistic workshops, towards vulnerable social groups of Thessaloniki.

According to the plan of activities, we are going to run several educational initiatives, as intercultural dialogue and social awareness, languages workshops, basic competences workshops and several creative artistic workshops. Our group of volunteers, will offer their services, to the aforementioned social groups.

The beneficiaries of this project, will be young refugees residing into temporary hosting structures (daily refugee centre: ALKYONE), as well as homeless citizens of Thessaloniki, residing into municipal hosting structures.

The EVS volunteers, who will be recruited by YIA 18, are young adults who will not have completed the 30th year of their lives, at the starting date of the Feel the Volunteerism project. Eligible participants, shall be holders of Green passport! According to the project’s selection criteria, strong willingness and motivation of volunteers, will be highly appreciated.

The active involvement of volunteers, throughout the project’s duration is a prerequisite. Selected participant’s of the EVS project, will have completed their studies (vocational or tertiary educational structures) and will be interested to acquire basic skills & competences, which will be helpful for their professional life.

Social excluded youngsters, facing social marginalization due to financial or geographical obstacles, will have the chance to work into a multicultural environment, which will be beneficial to widen their perspectives & opportunities.

Additionally, we expect that Feel the Volunteerism project will be a good practice, which will be adopted and implemented by the project’s partners, after the end of the EVS project. This fact will ensure the additional value of this project.

Namely the selected participants coming from vulnerable groups, will be of the following social backgrounds: excluded youngsters, facing social marginalization due to financial or geographical obstacles, migrants, Roma, etc. We will focus upon certain volunteers, who have gained expertise into planning youth initiatives, with our project partners.

Although, the selection process is an open and transparent process for everyone, thus we will search for the ideal candidates, who will contribute with the project’s outcomes, attributing a supportive social structure to the city, for its vulnerable groups.

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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. 100% for travel cost (maximum amount see down).

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ program, within following limits:

Turkey: 270 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

  • Monthly allowance: 235 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Yesil Bursam Dernegi – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

Please send your resume (cv), at: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (17-30 years old), residents of Turkey, holders of Green passport

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Training Course: Youth Workers Academy ‘Grassroots of Youth Work’

Dates: 10 June – 26 August 2018

Venue: Ireland, Georgia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 14th May 2018

This long-term training course on the grassroots of Youth Work and its has 3 phases:    
1.) Training course in Ireland 10th-17th of June 2018
2.) Practice phase in local communities
3.) Training course in Georgia 19th-26th of August 2018

General Description

As youth work sector is leaning heavily on the culture of voluntarism in Europe we have evident skills mismatch between professionally trained youth workers and volunteers. Each EU and Partner country is responsible for its own education and training systems but the lack of national funding available affects the quality of youth work practises subsequently.

The youth work activist, youth leaders, volunteers and paid staff (mostly from related fields, such as social workers, or social care) which are active locally in the field of youth, are looking at international opportunities to improve their capacity as professional youth workers.

Therefore, specific objectives of ‘Youth Workers Academy’ are:
• Up-skilling youth work practitioners to deliver quality activities based on the knowledge and understanding of different youth work theories and practises;
• Supporting development of new local and international activities with strong emphases on inclusion of minority groups and young people with fewer opportunities;
• Fostering international collaborations and exchanges of good practices;

This long-term training course on the grassroots of Youth Work and it has 3 phases:
1.) Training course in Ireland 10th-17th of June 2018
2.) Practice phase in local communities
3.) Training course in Georgia 19th-26th of August 2018

The first Mobility Activity in Ireland will be focused on exploring different youth work theories, approaches and practices. It will also provide space to discuss about the values and principles of youth work and will invite participants to complete practical tasks for developing leadership and group facilitation skills.

The Practical Phase of the project will support skills transition from theory into practice.

And the second Mobility Activity will bring focus on inclusion of minority groups and young people with fewer opportunities. It will also deepen participants’ skills of reflective practice and will create spaces to development new local and international activities while exploring the Erasmus+ program.

And these are specific objectives for both International Youth Worker Mobility Activities:
A1. Youth Workers Mobility Activity in Ireland
• Presenting an overview of youth work history and development;
• Exploring the purpose, principals and values of youth work;
• Discussing common issues for adolescent period, such as health and well-being, substance use, equality and discrimination, social media ect.
• Analysing youth work practices in participating countries (with particular emphases on youth work policies and youth work recognition);
• Highlighting the main aspects of EU Youth Strategy;
• Looking into Person-Centred and Holistic Youth Work approaches and theories;
• Completing induction on Child Protection;
• Deliberating on youth workers roles and responsibilities;
• Considering the main aspects of working with groups and individuals in youth work setting;
• Practical skills workshops on leadership and group facilitation;
• Exploring reflective youth work practise approach (theory and self-assessments);
• Planning local actions and projects to be implemented as a part of Practice Phase in the summer of 2018;
• Designing support mechanisms within participants’ group and trainers’ team.

A2. Youth Workers Mobility Activity in Georgia
• Drawing recommendations for the fellow youth workers based on the recent experiences of working with young people in local communities;
• Systemically analysing the needs and interested of young people in local areas;
• Delivering practical ‘skills workshops’ based on the needs of participants;
• Considering the main aspects of inclusive youth work practices;
• Learning about practical steps on inclusion of minority groups and young people with fewer opportunities;

• Exploring the power of intercultural learning;
• Discussing where international youth work fits in the local realities of participants;
• Presenting Erasmus+ program with particular emphases on Youth Mobility Activities;
• Sharing ‘Good Practice Guidelines for Erasmus+ projects’;
• Looking at tips for project designing, planning and management;
• Exploring possible partnership and collaboration opportunities within participants group;
• Drafting further projects to be delivered in local communities or/and internationally;
• Creating space and time for self-assessments.

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Costs

 

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

There is no participation fee but we will deduct 45 euro from over all travel budgets in Ireland and 30 euro in Georgia for covering local transportation fees, as participants will be collected from the airports in both countries, and for day trips that we will organise.

This means that if people are able to find travel tickets that fits in the budget below they won’t have to pay any participation fee, but if their travel tickets exceed the given budget they will only be reimbursed amounts given below. And of coursse if participants tickets are less then amounts below only amount spend on the tickets will be reimbursed. Please see max amount to spend on travel per participant per country:

For training course that takes place in Ireland:
Georgia-485 euro
Italy-315 euro
Turkey- 315 euro
Ukraine- 315 euro
Lithuania- 315 euro
Ireland 0

For training course that takes place in Georgia:
Georgia- 0 euro
Italy- 330 euro
Turkey- 245 euro
Ukraine- 245 euro
Lithuania- 330 euro
Ireland- 500 euro

Travel reimbursement may take up to one month after the training course in completed and done by bank transfers only (no cash reimbursements). Original visa expenses will be covered up to 100 euro per person coming to Ireland from Turkey, Georgia and Ukraine.

Food, accommodation and training materials will be covered 100 percent.

Application

 

Organizer:

Eurobug, International Youth Work Training and Collaboration Limited – NGO

Phone: 00353892318852

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Aiste Slajute

E-Mail: eurobuginternational@gmail.com

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Training Course: One Last Chance

Dates: 17-23 July 2018

Venue: Training Centre “Daugirdiskes”, Lithuania

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 25th May 2018

“One Last Chance” is a training course on development of youth workers’ competences working with conflicts, using simulation games, non-violent communication, Forum theatre among other tools.

General Description

One Last Chance will be the fourth edition of successful project aiming to develop youth workers competence in dealing with with conflicts. Take a look at the infographic, based on evaluation from previous courses.

>Selection criteria for participants
– Clear learning expectations
– Potential to transfer learning to youth work related context
– Commitment to active participation in preparation, implementation and follow up phases.
– Ability to communicate in English
– Above 18 years old
– To be resident from one of the eligible countries, mentioned above.

This training course was developed upon the ending of the 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 and resolution. Take a look on the teaser video

> The objectives of the project are:
– Improve youth workers’ skills with practical tools and experiential non-formal activities on conflict, conflict management, resolution and transformation.
– Improve youth work quality and enhance the role of youth workers and NGOs as social facilitators spreading European values and a culture of peace, freedom, tolerance and respect.
– Develop the competence of empathy and non violent communication as skills 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, migration, prejudice, violent radicalisation; exchange of good practices and tools;
– Promote heightened recognition of the educational value of NFE activities for building a more aware and understanding Europe.

Besides using simulation games and board games experience we as well use method of Nonviolent Communication, Empathy, Image and Forum Theatre. All those methods and all activities are based on non-formal education approach.

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Costs

 

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

> Travel will be reimbursed based on the actual costs, but it will not exceed such limits.

– Lithuania: max. 20 eur.
– Belarus, Latvia: max. 180 eur.

– Czechia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Ukraine: max. 275 eur.
– Armenia, Azerbaijan: max. 360 eur.
– Portugal: max. 530 eur.

> Board, Lodging and Local travel is covered

>Participation Fee: 40 eur. to cover extra training costs. (possibility for reduction, if justified)

Application

 

Organizer:

NGO Nectarus – NGO

Co-organizer:

Ha Moment – NGO

Phone: 0037065794041

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Timetable One Last Chance.pdf

Contact for questions:

Laimonas Ragauskas

Website: http://www.nectarus.lt

Facebook:

E-Mail: info@nectarus.lt

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Training Course: Reassessment of Volunteer Recognition

Dates: 7-13 July 2018

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Italy, Netherlands, Poland, FYROM, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 16th May 2018

As 7-days Training Course RVR gathers 28 participants from 7 countries to discuss recognition tools in volunteer management system.

General Description

A report published in 2011 by the United Nations Volunteer Programme on the ‘Status of the World’s Volunteerism’ recognizes that there are strong links between volunteerism and its contribution to the global common goods of peace, security, human rights and development. But the report also says that this link is still not adequately recognized.

Volunteerism, it says, is “one of the missing components of a development paradigm which still has economic growth at its core”. It is thus very important for all of us to continue to find ways to include volunteers’ voices and efforts in the conversation around the kind of societies we want to build.

In a lifelong learning perspective, RVR aims to bring an international dimension of volunteering for professional development of youth workers through the implementation of mobility activities. It also links non-formal learning methods with youth fields and provides open access to useful online documents and media that produced during the training.

RVR invests on the skills and competences and quality improvements in youth work to strengthen links between the youth field and the labour market. Besides, it focuses the international dimension of youth activities and searches opportunities for cooperation and mobility with partner countries by laying a foundation for a volunteer network.

The key objectives of the project are as follows:
• to exchange and transfer knowledge and know-how on volunteer recognition
• to improve the level of key competences, social abilities and digital skills of participants
• to enhance the volunteer management capacity of partner and beneficiary organizations
• to foster quality improvements in youth work
• to promote recognition of volunteering to strengthen links between the youth field and the labour market

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by project budget limits.

There is no participation fee in this activity.

Organizers will reimburse transport expenses after mobility. Maximum reimbursement per participant will be as follows.

Italy – 275 Euro
FYROM – 275 Euro
Netherlands – 360 Euro
Poland – 275 Euro
Romania – 275 Euro
Spain – 530 Euro
Turkey – 0 Euro

Application

 

Organizer:

ILA – NGO

Phone: +905325901100

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Timetable Volunteer Recognition.pdf

Contact for questions:

Mehmet Altunbas

E-Mail: mehmet@ilabour.eu

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Training Course: Foundation Diploma in NLP for Those Working With Young People

Dates: 29 September – 5 October 2018

Venue: Lazio, Italy

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

Application deadline: 23rd July 2018

A 5-day course for those working with young people, leading to the Foundation Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). The aim is to share the knowledge and use of NLP techniques to enrich the lives of participants and young people.

General Description

Why  would you do the course?

•You will enrich your work with young people
•You will expand your skills and expertise in your interactions with others
•You will get an internationally recognised qualification in NLP
•You can achieve this in an immersive week living in a beautiful village in Italy, with a chance to enjoy home cooked food and the rich local culture and environment. Join this week-long training course to start you on your journey through the wonderful adventure that is NLP.

What will we do?

NLP is a field of applied psychology. It focuses on helping us and the young people we work with to make changes in the way we think, feel and behave, helping to make life even better and to avoid making bad life decisions. NLP works through an understanding of communication based on some basic models and concepts that can be adapted into quick, easy to use and effective techniques.

During the course you will get a chance to start learning this fascinating field of human interaction and be awarded the internationally recognised Foundation Diploma verified by the International NLP Trainers Association (INLPTA)

How will we do it?

The course is designed to be interactive and experiential. A skill is only a skill when we get a chance to practice it and “find our voice” with it. You will have lots of chances to explore how NLP will work for you. You will be expected to be work with others in the roles of: NLP guide; as a person exploring issues; and as an observer, offering feedback and advice to colleagues.
NLP is done best with a light-touch. Humour, stories, sharing of expertise and enjoyment are at the core of our training.

How will it fit in with our Lives & Work?

A core idea in NLP is that of effectiveness coming from flexibility in response to other people. As well as developing your existing skills and expertise, we aim to equip you with some new techniques that will increase that effectiveness for you. The course is adapted for people working with young people and much of what you learn will be directly apply to your work situations. However, NLP doesn’t stop there. You can use your NLP learning as effectively in your home life, with your family and friends.

Organisation & Delivery

•We have places for 20 participants, with a minimum of 12 participants to make the course viable
•The course is organised by Think Forward CIC (UK) and hosted by Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente (Italy)
•The course will be delivered in English and all course materials will be in English
•The course leader, Steve Burns, is an Accredited Trainer with INLPTA, and is assisted by Catherine Jones, an NLP Master-Practitioner

Your investment.

There are two elements to your investment in this training:
1.TIME: Time restrictions mean that this is an intensive and immersive training experience. It is expected that during the course the training will be your priority. INLPTA is clear about the minimum number of “30 guided learning hours” that are required for successful accreditation. This means that we want to work with those who will be committed to the agreed programme.
2. MONEY: The participation fee for this unique the NLP Foundation Diploma is €650. This includes all the training costs as well as full-board accommodation and certification on successful completion of the course.
The following items are NOT INCLUDED in the participation fee: flights and transfers; Travel insurance; free-time activities; alcoholic drinks. PLEASE NOTE: This course is NOT FUNDED by Erasmus+.

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Costs

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

The participation fee for this unique the NLP Foundation Diploma is €650.

This includes all the training costs as well as full-board accommodation and certification on successful completion of the course.

Application

Organizer:

THINK FORWARD CIC – NGO

Co-organizers:

Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente. Sermugnano – NGO

Phone: +44(0) 7523048103

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Steve Burns

E-Mail: steve@thinkforwardcic.co.uk

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Youth Exchange: Qualified Unemployed

Dates: 12 – 19 August 2018

Venue: Çankırı, Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are 6 participant coming from: Greece

and Involves 30 participants coming from: Lithuania, Greece, Czech Republic, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 10th June 2018

The project “Qualified Unemployed”organized by Çankırı University Students Group. It is a multi-partner youth mobility project designed to deal with the universal dimension of employment problem with European young people and to create awareness for solution.

Description

Qualified Unemployed Project designed as part of Erasmus+ Youth Exchange aims to increase knowledge and skills of target group on employment in national and international areas as well as creating awareness and drawing attention to the problem.

The other activities and subjects of the project:

  • international dimension of youth employment,
  • presentation of suggestions and ideas of youth on employment,
  • awareness activities to increase employment,
  • introduction and promotion of vocational training institutions,
  • more active and permanent learning with non-formal education methods,
  • visits to public institutions, cultural presentations,
  • communication and dialogue with European countries and young people,
  • to support young people’s decision-making process,
  • and communication and cooperation between institutions and organizations working in the international arena.

The aims of projects: to increase knowledge and skills on employment of the participants and individuals/ institutions / organizations in the target group, to create awareness and cooperation on a global problem. Since the project is carried out as part of Erasmus+ programme, we expect to have more effective results on young people.

Therefore, besides the employment problem, we will work on intercultural learning, interpersonal communication, increasing dialogue with European countries, creating a positive impact on Turkey’s EU membership process, improving hand skills of participants, introducing Erasmus+ programme and encouraging participation, impact of non-formal methods on education solidarity and cooperation on an international problem.

Participants’ profile:

The project participants will be young people who experience employment problems, individuals who work on the problem of employment and disadvantaged young people. In this context, 10 disadvantaged young people, 2 from each country, will take part in the project.(Social, Cultural and Economical disadvantaged) The total number of participants will be 31. There will be 1 group leader from each country.

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

Participation fee 30 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Çankırı University Students Group – 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: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket: 18 – 30 years old