International Youth Conference: “European Values for the Future of the Southeastern European Countries”.

Dates: 15-19 September 2017

Venue: Krusevo, FYROM

Eligible are 68 participants coming from: Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, FYROM, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th August 2017

Traditional International Youth Conference brings together the most valuable young leaders, workers and activists from the region for the past 15 years (since 2003).

Description

The International Youth Conference “European Values for the Future of the SEE Countries “was held for the very first time in 2003. The European values in the SEE countries were a significant issue affecting everyone. Now, 15 years from the organization of the first conference, the topic is still fresh and unanswered, but the political – economic map of the region has notably changed.

Although all countries embarked from the same point, the situation today with all of them is different. Some of the countries of the region like Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia became members of the Euro-Atlantic integration structures. Others, like Montenegro and Serbia are already on a good path to achieving their goal.

Others like FYROM, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Albania and Turkey are somewhere half way, each of them trying to overcome their specific problems. It is obvious that the situation is complicated and takes a lot of work and motivation for the mosaic of values to be properly compiled. All societies and entities from the region share the same aspirations of integration in the Euro-Atlantic structures and they all understand that the joint collaboration is the right way to build a sustainable future.

The strategy of expanding the EU not only promotes stability, but also is based on regional collaboration, mutual understanding and respect, healthy neighborly relations based on open cooperation, reconciliation and addressing issues of the past with sobriety.

The International Youth Conference “European Values for the Future of SEE Countries“ for twelfth consecutive years lives as a forum where 68 active, successful and able young leaders, youth workers and representatives of prominent NGOs from 16 countries. Those fighters for a better future are sharing their visions, strategies, campaigns and way of thinking during the 5-day forum.

They are using the Conference as an orientation marker for their future plans in the field of European values because it is well known that the conference is the perfect base for proclaiming new ideas and creating new politics.

The International Youth Conference is a unique place, a cultural crossroad where discussions for: rule of law, democracy, human rights, freedom of speech, free-market economy, political inclusiveness and right of free sexual orientation, are mixing while we are putting together the mosaic of the future.

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Costs

This is not an Erasmus+ project.

Costs for accommodation and food will be fully covered by the organizers.

*For 55 participants costs for accommodation and food will be fully covered by the organizers.

80% of the travel costs will be covered by the organizers.

Application

 

Organizer:

Youth Alliance – Krusevo – NGO

Co-organizer:

Foundation Friedrich Ebert – NGO

Phone: +389 2 3120214

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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Training Course: inFormal COACHING, part 2

Dates: 24 July – 1 August 2017

Venue: Weimar, Germany

Eligible are 35 participant coming from: Belarus, Czech Republic, FYROM, Estonia, France

Application deadline: 12th July 2017

Attention: this is a last time call to find youth workers from Belarus, Czech Republic, FYROM, Estonia, France

TC is called Informal Coaching: evaluating and mastering. The main aim is to assess outcomes from the practical stage and to master coaching skills through using different coaching techniques, tools. And discussing potential and limits of youth coaching.

General Description

We are happy to launch call for participants for the «inFormal-COACHING» long-term training course, which is the first of additional courses in the frame of a holystic long term project “inFormal – integration of non-formal approach to the formal system”.

This LTTC targets participants coming from formal and non-formal background willing to learn how to use coaching as a tool for youth empowerment in order to address multiple issues that young people struggle with at everyday basis.

The LTTC “InFormal Coaching” is a follow up of the Long-term project called “InFormal – integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at the local level” that attempts to use coaching as a tool for youth empowerment in order to address all the mentioned issues and to build a stable and productive co-working platform for educators coming from formal education and youth
field (NGOs and other youth authorities).

This training course will take place in Weimar from 24 July to 1 August 2017, which is a continuation of a 1st training course that took part in Rostov, Russia from 18th-26th of March, 2017.

The second stage of the project, InFormal COACHING training course is called “Informal Coaching: evaluating and mastering” and will be hosted in EJBW, Weimar, Germany. It is the second and the last activity in the frame of the project.

The main aim is to assess outcomes from the practical stage and to master coaching skills through using different coaching techniques, tools as well as discussing potential and limits of youth coaching.

Specific objectives of this training course:

– Reflecting on the outcomes from the practical phases of LTTC
– Assessing personal and professional development
– Assessing personal coaching style and personal expression
– Discussing different approaches to coaching
– Sharing challenges and good practices, asking questions
– Assessing and evaluation of techniques of different forms of coaching
– Testing new coaching models, tools and instruments
– Planning the future cross-sectorial cooperation.

We need participants only from next countries France, FYROM, Estonia, Belarus, Czech Republic

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Costs

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

1.We will reimburse the travel costs for the TC on the basis of the cheapest possibilities, e.g. second class railway tickets, APEX-flights etc., Up to the maximum travel limits, according to the based on the travel distance per participant. Travel distances must be calculated using the distance calculator supported by the European Commission

Albania € 275, Belarus € 275, Czech Republic € 180, Estonia € 275 , Greece€ 275, Germany € 180, France € 275, Italy € 275, FYROM € 275, Ukraine € 275, Russia € 360

2.The accommodation of participants is in the EJBW in double and three bedrooms including full
board with snacks, coffee & tea.
3. The participants will be asked to pay the participation fee, which is 50.00 euros during the TC. The mode of payment can be agreed upon among the organizers and participants.

More information you can find in InfoPack Weimar

Application

Organizer:

CULTURE GOES EUROPE (CGE) – Soziokulturelle Initiative Erfurt e.V. – NGO

Co-organizer:

Social Organisation «Academy of Innovation» – NGO

Phone: +49 361 60 21 515

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Weimar.pdf

Contact for questions:

Jhon Magkilat

E-Mail: info@cge-erfurt.org

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Training Course: Encore. Tools and skills to enhance cross sectoral communication

Dates: 4-13 August 2017

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 35 participant coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 8th July 2017

Encore is a training course with the aim to improve the quality of daily and business connections by sharing and exchanging tools and practices from different sectors and different fields of communication.

General Description

We invite you to identify your usual communication patterns and create new ones for new situations.

Preparation
If you are selected, you are going to get a preparation task before the training. You need to finish it before the training and it is there to support you to create awareness of your actual life (both personal and professional) situation.

Training
We are going to work from morning till late evening. The program is super intense, and very well packed.

People who decide that they want to participate are going to have opportunities to experience and explore different methods from the basics of NLP, through the 4 different communication styles till some art therapy. Activities what we planned for the course are all from non-formal educational activities and by which you are learning by experience.

Meaning that we are going to do and do things. Every day, every session is going to use the knowledge/experience of the previous ones and build on it, every step is going to be a bit more difficult in order that we keep our brain, body and state alive and fresh and ready all the time.

Your enterprise or project will be the main focus. We will have a look from many different angles. From the point of a grant agency, from the point of a business company, from the point of a target group.

With the activities, we are going to share with you tools to reshape, reframe and reform your idea if it is needed to reach the dreamed goal/destination/target/aim.

Dissemination
If you decide to come you also commit yourself that you are going to disseminate the results of the training with an activity back home. This is the most important part of the project.

During this dissemination event, you can measure how much knowledge you can really implement into your life. After the training, we will continue the communication online to share how the shared tools support developing your idea. Trainers are going to be available for online consultation.

Target group
We target people, who are willing to learn and ready to experience something new, something different. If you decided to apply and you are selected, for sure you will have a chance to explore and expand your usual ways of communication and connection.

We are looking for:

  • people from the area of youth work or people who are working with people.
  • Trainers, coaches, group leaders and everybody who are above 18 and who have a strong will to implement and to work for their own idea and missions.

From the moment when you are selected, you are going to have a job to do with the project till the point you are done with your own dissemination event. It is not only a training course, when you apply you apply for all the phases: Preparation – Training – Dissemination.

If one of them is not in your focus, then this course is not for you. If you want to visit Hungary and meet new people as a main mission of your participation, this course is not for you. If participated 100 Erasmus plus projects, and you feel you need one more and this one is in a location where you have never been before, and this is your main motivation to come, we must say thank you but this course is not for you.

  • If you want to learn, if you are willing to learn, if you are ready to learn the yes, click on the button and apply.
  • If you want to work hard for your dreams and for your mission, then yes click on the button and apply.
  • If you feel you are almost ready to step on the market, and you feel you only miss some small details, but you do not know what is it, here you might find it out, so click on the button and apply.
  • If you have done a basic synergy and you are planning to go and assist in another one, our suggestion is to click on the button and apply.

Selection will be based on background, interest and motivation.
We will have constant communication with your sending organizations and their suggestions are going to be taken into consideration. General answers are not accepted in the application form, trainers might ask you some specific questions after the selection, in order that they can shape the training for the profile of the participants.

What are you going to get out
We will take care to challenge you with activities and to offer you a chance to be all the time in a state of learning. This training is like sports trainings it is going to train your stamina, from many different points: we will constantly work and work and work. We are going to ask you every day to do a bit more than the day before. We are going to support your learning, by creating the maximum space for you to learn and offering a safe learning environment, where everything is possible.

If at least one tool, activity, process catches your attention and you learn something new from it, then your training was successful. If you will manage to build it into your daily life, then it means that you managed to master that technique and you are master of something unique.

What you got out of this course, you will tell us after you have been going through the whole length of the process (preparation-training-dissemination). The outcomes can be so-so different for everyone, as you might have noticed in the description of the project huge variety of things are available to pick.

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Costs

 

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

Your travel costs are going to be reimbursed with the following limits:

– 275 € for Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
– 180 € for Czech Republic and Slovak Republic
– there is no reimbursement for Hungarian participants

What is covered:
– accommodation and meals
– travel costs up to the limit

What you cover:
participants’ contribution: 70€
– travel costs above the limit

Application

 

Organizer:

Qualitimpact Informal Group – NGO

Phone: +36307509500

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marietta Balázs

E-Mail: qualitimpact@gmail.com

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Training Course: Inclusive Education for Roma Youth

Dates: 5-15 August 2017

Venue: Craiova, Romania

Eligible are 28 participant coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th July 2017

In short, we’ll prepare a group of trainers who will learn how to run complementary activities in schools with Roma pupils so to raise attractiveness of school at such a level of being able to multiply it in their own realities.

General Description

Seminar on cross-sectoral cooperation on inclusion, with an emphasis on issues faced by young Roma.

The event will explore cooperation between youth work and other sectors (formal education, employment, health, housing, police, social and private sectors, among others) in inclusion.

Objectives:

• To explore strengths and weaknesses of cross-sectoral approaches targeting young people with fewer opportunities, notably Roma youth
• To exchange ways of working together and methods of intervention in inclusion of young people
• To get to know different realities and sharing good practices in cross-sectoral work with young people
• To stimulate the development of cross-sectoral projects for young people with fewer opportunities, notably Roma youth within the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme

Profile of participants:

Professionals working with young people with fewer opportunities and/or Roma at all levels – from grass roots to policy-making.
International experience is not a must.

• Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities/Roma)
• Formal education representatives – Teachers, school support staff, alternative education staff, vocational programme staff,…
• Researchers, academics with focus on holistic approach and inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities and/or Roma
• Local authorities/policy makers
• Representatives of social and health services
• Representatives of police
• Representatives of the housing services
• Employers, apprenticeships programmes, employment agencies, job centres, job clubs, job coaches…

Host NGO: „Centrul Educational de Resurse si Training – CERT”
implements between 5-15 August 2017 a complex training program aiming to :

-To equip 28 youth workers with attractive non-formal methodology used as complementary in school activities with Roma pupils: team-building/trust games, energizers, communication/leadership/problem-solving games, HRs methods for 10 days;
-To raise the knowledge level of 28 youth workers about the Roma youth culture, mentalities, traditions, social practices, needs and superstitions for 10 days using photo-voice;
-To raise awareness upon the importance of education(formal&non-formal) for job market for 240 Roma NEET(30 Roma youth/ partner NGO)using non-formal methods;
– To raise awareness upon the importance of education for social and job integration for 350 Roma NEET in Spineni & Craiova through flash-mob and photo-voice methods for 10 days;
For local communities in the all partner countries:
-To raise awareness upon the importance of education for social and job integration for 480 Roma NEET (2 parents for each 240 Roma youth) during 4 months of after- school non-formal follow-up sessions and contact making meetings and counseling.

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Costs

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

Participant countries: Greece, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Turkey, Italy, Poland, Slovakia
Number of participants – 28 3/country Italy and Bulgaria 4/country

Training fee : 20 euro / person

Covered by project accommodation will be in rooms of 2 individual beds, in a national network youth hostel with 3 meals included

Travel costs are covered by the project budget according to distance and approved budget; pls contact our in charge person;

Please do not book tickets before you are not selected!

Application

Organizer:

Centrul Educational de Resurse si Training – CERT – NGO

Phone: 0040768827110

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Inclusive Education.pdf

Contact for questions:

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PBA: Networking in the Netherlands

Dates: 27 August – 1 September 2017

Venue: Amsterdam , Netherlands

Eligible are 25 participant coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 13th July 2017

We invite youth workers to join the networking event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands – where you have the opportunities to meet potential partners for future projects from the Netherlands and other countries!

General Description

The Netherlands is a small but very international country! It hosts a large amount of youth organizations which are interested in cooperation with the youth organizations from other countries.

We invite youth workers to join a partnership-building activity where you will meet youth workers from various youth organizations in the Netherlands who will tell them about their work and activities. You will be asked to share your experience. As the result of the event we hope a number of new partnerships will be build.

The objectives of the event are:

-facilitating the development of new contacts between the youth organizations from the Netherlands and youth organizations from other countries.
-facilitation of the development of new contacts between youth workers – participants of the event.
-introducing a number of Dutch youth organizations to participants.
-introduction on funding opportunities in the Netherlands for international youth organizations.

We invite youth workers who are actively involved in youth work in their region to join the event.

The project is open for youth workers who are active in any field but particularly we would be interested in developing new contacts with youth workers who are active in the field of education, youth empowerment and youth participation.

The event is organized by the Netherlands School for Innovative Education! Check out our group on Facebook to learn more about the initiative.

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Costs

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

The accommodation, all the activities and meals during stay will be provided.

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to the following limits:

flights from North America up to €850
flights from Central America up to €850
flights from South America up to €850
flights from Asia up to €900

flights from Oceania up to €1200
flights from the Africa up to €800
flights from the Middle East up to €450
flights from Eastern Europe up to €350
flights from Western Europe up to €250

Application

The Netherlands School for Innovative Education – NGO

Phone: +31 30 879 50 55

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kate Blaum

E-Mail: utrechtcg@outlook.com

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Youth workers against extremism and xenophobia

Dates: 11-18 September 2017

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 27 participant coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain

Application deadline: 10th July 2017

The training course “Youth workers against extremism and xenophobia” will take place in Austria and will involve youth workers from 6 Programme Countries. The topics are Extremism, Intercultural misunderstanding, and inclusion.

General Description

The European Union is not only a political Union but also it is a cradle of various universal human values. Among them are Tolerance, Understanding and Multiculturalism, in other words, the values that unite different and multicultural European societies.

Meanwhile, recent years Europe faced an enormous flow of refugees from Southern and Eastern borders. While several countries mobilized resources to support and welcome people, who lost everything but hope in their motherlands, EU residents witness also calls for extremist actions by marginalized political powers.

In European nowadays reality we see the polarization of the societies. As a result of active right-wing politicians’ propaganda and the Refugee crisis in European countries, more and more people become open for ideas of Extremism and Xenophobia as a fast solution to all problems. Marginalized political powers use refugees, migrants, and Muslims as the main target to blame for all economic and security difficulties that Europeans have to face today.

Those separations of “us” and “others” also lead to the seclusion of refugees, migrants as well as religious and ethnic minorities, who feel not welcomed by European societies. And this also provokes them to seclusion instead of integration. This challenging tendency can lead to the confrontation between different societies and can have unpredicted and heavy causalities in future.

Taking into account the extremist movements in Europe, rising xenophobia and Islamophobia among European youth, we consider it highly important to gather active young people, youth workers, and activists to discuss questions of multicultural society, inter-religious and intercultural dialogue as well as to think about possible solutions leading to tolerance, integration, and multiculturalism.

The training course “Youth workers against extremism and xenophobia” will take place in Austria and will involve youth workers from 6 Programme Countries. During the Training course, we will explore the issues of extremism, intolerance and find solutions to act as youth worker against extremism and xenophobia. The Training Course will support young people and active youth workers to learn about the ways of living together, accepting differences and fighting together against extremism and xenophobia in nowadays reality.

Our aim. With this Training course, we aim to empower youth workers and youth leaders with skills, knowledge, and attitudes to develop a capacity for fighting extremism and xenophobia.

Our objectives are the following:
– To re-explore the key concepts, such as extremism and xenophobia and their transformation in European reality
– To analyze what are the main reasons for the rise of Extremism and Islamaphobia in different European countries
– To discover the right attitudes towards an intercultural society
– To promote active citizenship, tolerance and non-formal education
– To analyze the European values and how they can be used in contrasting those phenomena.
– To develop new projects fighting extremism and xenophobia

On a long lasting perspective, as a result of the implementation of a greater number of projects fighting extremism and xenophobia, we will see the wider respect to European values; respect for rights of persons belonging to minorities, their freedom, and human dignity. The project does its contribution to reaching this objective, with this fulfilling one of the General objectives of the Erasmus+ Programme; the promotion of European values in accordance with Article 2 of the Treaty.

The participants should be at least 18 years old.

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Costs

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

Accommodation, food and program costs will be covered by the organizers. Travel costs to the training location and back will be reimbursed up to this amount of euro per participant – based on original tickets:

Austria 0 EUR
Belgium 275 EUR
Greece 275 EUR

Italy 180 EUR
Spain 360 EUR
The Netherlands 275 EUR

More informationyou find in the info-pack.
The food and accommodation are provided.

There is no participation fee for this TC.

Important note: please don’t book tickets unless you are selected by your country partner promoter as a participant.

Application

Organizer:

Zeit!Raum – NGO

Phone: 00436803072939

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Youth Work Against Xenophobia.pdf

Contact for questions:

erikghazaryan@apy.am

E-Mail: erikghazaryan@apy.am

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Training Course: The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 10-15 December 2017

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

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

Application deadline: 9th October 2017

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).

General Description

Why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods.
– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.
– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.

– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).
– To reconsider daily youth work practices.
– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Erasmus + Youth in Action.

How it will be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring…
To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses.

The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

The pedagogical process

A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:
– Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercise…)
– Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…
– Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people

– Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.
– Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).
Participants should be at least 18 years old and should have a good level of English.

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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.

Application

Organizer:

Tempus Public Foundation, Hungary – National Agency

Phone: +36 1 237 1300 / 305

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack NFE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ildikó Gulácsi

E-Mail: ildiko.gulacsi@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.