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Training Course: Graphic facilitation for better communication

Dates: 11-18 December 2017

Venue: Hammamet, Tunisia

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Russian Federation, Syria, Eastern Partnership countriesErasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesWestern Balkan countries, Other Countries in the world

Application deadline: 17th September 2017

This TC is focused on improving the visual and verbal communication skills of youth workers. The competences they will develop during this course will help them to better engage with audiences of young people during training sessions and presentations.

General Description

‘Graphic Facilitation for Better Communication’ is a solution to the problem, “Youth workers lack the visual methods to capture and hold the attention of young people during training sessions and presentations.”

In order to solve this problem, we will work together as a group to achieve following objectives:

1. Improve our knowledge of the types of communication, learning styles and education (formal, non-formal and informal).
2. Understand and improve our graphic facilitation skills and be more open to the use of visual methods during our youth work.
3. Develop attitudes of acceptance towards disadvantaged groups, develop the ability to work in varied groups of young people and to adapt to changing work situations.

At the end of ‘Graphic Facilitation for Better Communication’ the 24 participants will make a video to show how basic graphics such as tables, charts, graphs and illustrations can be made more interesting to facilitate better communication. The participants will also contribute to a blog that will promote these ideas.

Aims:
• To introduce graphic facilitation as a tool in the field of youth;
• To break the myth that you need to be “an artist” to do this;
• To explore some of the main types of graphic facilitation including drawings, mind mapping, reporting through illustration, etc.

Supporting the competence development of trainers is an important aspect to ensure the high quality of youth worker trainings in Europe. The European Training Strategy therefore calls for the development of a modular system to train the trainers of youth workers by defining a set of essential competences that can be acquired in specific courses and serve to establish a pool of certified trainers in Europe.

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Costs

 

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

The participation fee is 300 € (350 € for a single room)

The fees are covering:
-Courses, material .
– Accommodation for 7 nights in Hotel.
– Transportation from Carthage International Airports.

-Transportation by bus
-Full Board – meals and tea breaks.
-Tourist destinations, trip to the desert.
-Social Activities.

* Participants have to cover their own travel costs.

Application

 

Organizer:

Farhat Hached Institute for Research and Democracy – NGO

Phone: + 216 58 94 56 63

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mohamed Amine ben Maiz

E-Mail: fhird.contact@gmail.com

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Seminar: Create ON-line Learning Tools

Dates: 23-29 October 2017

Venue: Slovenia

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Austria, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia

Application deadline: 20th September 2017

The seminar for 28 youth workers and trainers with experience in online learning in non-formal education will explore further possibilities of online learning for youth workers and create new tools and methods with the help of IT specialists.

General Description

Create ON-line Learning tools seminar will gather trainers, youth workers and experts in using online tools in non-formal education programs in order to discuss possibilities of online learning in the context of non-formal education, especially for programs of education of youth workers.

Together with experts in ICT we will explore ways of improving existing tools and creating new ones in order to make them more interactive, experiential and suitable for developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and values important in youth work.

In the last 3 days of the seminar a group of ICT experts will give technical support in creating new e-learning tools, according to the needs expressed by practitioners of NFE in youth work.

After the seminar, the teams created during the activity (trainers, educators in youth field and ICT experts) will get support from project team to continue working on the tools for online learning in order to get them ready for public promotion and usage.

We are searching for 4 participants per country for the mixed group of 28 NFE practitioners and ICT experts.

The seminar will last for 6 working days from 23rd until 29th of October 2017 with short online support in preparation of participants and follow up in order to facilitate and support creation, fine tuning and testing of online learning tools.

This seminar is part of larger project “European Wide Web of Youth Work” supported by Erasmus+ programme and aimed at fostering the usage of online tools in non-formal education in order to improve quality of programmes for education of youth leaders and youth workers available.

The project is already supporting implementation of 8 online courses for youth workers and youth leaders, created during training course „Swich ON-line Learning“, held in June, as it will support creation of new online learning tools after this seminar. Online manual for online learning in non-formal education and youth work will also be created in the frame of this project.

Partners on this project are:

National Association of Youth Workers from Serbia;
Professional Open Youth Work in Europe from Austria;
Social Academy from Slovenia,
Associazione Interculturale NUR from Italy;
NGO Nectarus from Lithuania,
Croatian Youth Network from Croatia;
Beroepsvereniging Kinder – en Jongerenwerkers from the Netherlands.

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Costs

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

All costs of accommodation, food and materials are covered.

Travel costs are covered up to the amount of flat rate provided by European Commission and are as follows:

For Austria, Croatia and Serbia up to 180 EUR
For Italy, Netherlands and Lithuania up to 275 EUR

Application

Organizer:

Socialna akademija – zavod za izobrazevanje, raziskovanje in kulturo – NGO

Co-organizers:

National Association of Youth Workers

Phone: +386 1 439 97 95

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Online learning in NFE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Mojca Galun

Website: http://socialna-akademija.si

E-Mail:info@socialna-akademija.si

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Training Course: Once Upon a Story – Digital Storytelling for Intercultural Dialogue

Dates: 5-14 November 2017

Venue: Evora, Portugal

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 17th September 2017

Erasmus+ training course addressed to youth workers and young leaders interested in exploring the method of digital storytelling and its usage for working with young people with diverse cultural background

General Description

Modern European societies are getting more and more diverse in terms of culture and religion. The present influx of migrants and refugees is causing tensions and misunderstanding between minority and majority groups and many young people are prone to radical or even violent behaviors. The problem stems from lack of understanding between people with diverse cultural background, who often lack the possibility to truly get to know each other’s opinions and values.

We believe that the way to address this problem is to give young people an opportunity to interact more in a peaceful manner and provide them with a safe space for dialogue, which should in turn lead to a better understanding between them.

This project is to teach youth workers and young leaders who work with youth with diverse cultural background how to encourage their beneficiaries how to interact more by creating and sharing their digital stories. Everyone has a story to tell, and those digital stories are always very powerful, since in many case they describe very important issues, such as violence, discrimination or a struggle to find one’s place in the society.

Objectives:

  • To provide participants with an opportunity to go through an intensive facilitator course that will enable them to understand digital storytelling as a method of working with youth with diverse cultural/migration
  • To equip them with the skills necessary to design and implement digital storytelling projects for intercultural dialogue in their own respective communities
  • To enhance participants’ ITC skills and to promote the use of innovative youth work methodology based on digital means
  • To reflect upon the specifics of work with youth at risk of discrimination due to their cultural/religious/national Background and to discover methods for avoiding radical behaviors
  • To establish a network of individuals and organizations interested in further cooperation on the topic of working with youth with diverse cultural background
  • To develop a concrete plan for follow-up projects focus on promoting intercultural dialogue

Participants Profile:

  • Youth workers and youth leaders interested in exploring new ways of working with people with diverse cultural and/or migration background
  • Motivated to learn more about the concept of digital storytelling (prior knowledge of photo/video making and editing is not required)

  • Ready to use digital storytelling as a method of working with youth in their own communities
  • Interested in setting further co-operation with similar organizations from other European countries
  • Resident of Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany or Poland
  • Being able to communicate in English fluently and older then 18

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Costs

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

Food and accommodation is covered 100% for all the participants (including the Portuguese).

We will be able to reimburse your travel costs up to the following maximum amount:

Spain: 180 EUR

Poland, Germany, Italy: 360 EUR

Netherlands: 530 EUR

Portugal: 0 EUR

There is a 20 euro participation fee.

Application

Organizer:

ENS Evora – NGO

Phone: +351916266596

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ana Farelo

E-Mail:onceuponastrorytc@gmail.com

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Study Visit Grow VolunTour: Clean Cambodia

Dates: 21 October – 1 November 2017

Venue: Phnom Penh, Kampot, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Eligible are up to 6 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 25th September 2017

The Study Visit is a test of a new format of international mobility – the VolunTour – organized by youth NGOs, which mix responsible tourism, volunteering and meeting with stakeholders on the theme of environment and education issues.

General Description

This Study Visit is the outcome of the “VolunTour” project, part of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in the Field of Youth. The general aim of the Capacity Building is to develop a new format of international mobility, called VolunTours, fully organized and implemented by youth organisations, whose purpose is to offer a quality learning experience and to inspire active participation and advocacy in the local communities.

These VolunTours can be defined as a mixture of responsible tourism, volunteering, interaction with local communities and with stakeholders, according to a different topic for each Asian country involved. Asian and European youth organizations are working together to organize the VolunTours in India, Nepal and Cambodia.

Participants’ Involvement in the Study Visit

The aim of the Study Visit is to evaluate together the mobility realized and to understand if a similar project can be realized in different contexts.

The Study Visit is addressed to youth workers and managers of NGOs interested in implementing similar activities and replicate the NFL methodologies in other communities. Participants will have the chance to take part in the pilot project, to see how the international mobility is organized, scheduled and to share good practices with managers of the Asian and European organizations involved in the project.

The objectives are as follows:

– Take part in the pilot project of the VolunTour mobility and provide feedback about the idea of the mobility, the proposed activities, the balancement of touristic activities, volunteering and meetings with local community;
– Evaluate if would be possible to transfer the VolunTour in their local communities and for potential tourists;
– Acquire NFL methodologies and good practices to implement a similar international mobility in different local contexts.

Cambodian VolunTour

The theme of the VolunTour in Cambodia is Grow- Clean Cambodia and it focusses on the situation of Cambodian contexts in terms of education, culture, and the environment issues with some involving activities within the local community.

The Study Visit will last 12 days (arrival and departure included).

The Study Visit is hosted by Cambodia Youth Action (CYA) is a non-governmental, volunteer based organisation founded in October 2010 where all the staff are working voluntarily toward their mission and vision.

The Organisation’s main purpose is to develop a world where global citizens are fully participated voluntarily contributing to the creation of a more peaceful and sustainable environment. CYA believes that through international voluntary service activities, people around the world will have the chance to meet, share, discuss and learn from each one in order to enhance sustainable development in rural/remote communities in Cambodia.

In particular, the Organisation has been working on three main specific areas concerning children and teenegers’s education, community improvement of the living standard, and environmental preservation and protection. Throughout the year CYA is organizing different volunteering programmes for overseas volunteers and with international partners.

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Costs

This project is NOT 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

The participation fee is of 480 Euro per person.

It covers: food and accommodation, private and local transportation, materials arrangement and administration charge.

Please note that international flights are not included in the above price, and nor are travel insurance, extra personal expenses and visa for Cambodia.

Application

Organizer:

Joint Association – NGO

Co-organizers:

Cambodia Youth Action – NGO

Vilagjaro Onkentes Tanacsado es Szolgaltato Nonprofit Korlatol – NGO

Phone: +39 02 45 47 23 64

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alice Caccia

E-Mail: global@associazionejoint.org

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Training Course Ideas@work: Training Course on Social Entrepreneurship

Dates: 6-12 November 2017

Venue: Torre del Greco, Italy

Eligible are 23 participants coming from: Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th September 2017

“Ideas@Work” is a training organized by YMCA Parthenope, we address the increasing problem of youth unemployment and the need of learning the social entrepreneurial skillset to enable youth workers to act on their own and adapt to the labour market.

General Description

Nowadays youngsters are facing new challenges; the fastly changing labour market, the climate- and political changes, the refugee crisis show that something need to change in the basis. All this requires new forms of employment where the activity is not only there to produce or give a service but also to give back to society and to the environment.

Modern youth workers and coaches need to be clear with the theme of ’social entrepreneurship’, be able to react on such quick changes and be able to transmit the message also for others.

In our project we aim to break into parts the topic of social entrepreneurship, learn about its economic, environmental and social aspects, and see the responsibility of the individual in the system how he can care more about his surroundings and the environment.

We approach the topic of social entrepreneurship in a very practical way and want to give space and attention to youth workers to find and test their own solutions for the social and environmental issues what they find important to solve on local or international level.

The method what we are going to use is developed by our partner, ReCreativity Social Enterprise from Hungary. It is a combination of experimental learning and ’creative recycling’.

Using this tool we develop life skills and entrepreneurial skills of youth workers.
The fact that we create from waste materials gives us the chance to look at creativity and design thinking in a holistic way where recycling does not only mean creating an object but also the re-discovery and re-usage of our own resources, senses and skills in order to connect in a real context.

In addition we support sustainability and this method will give us a new viewpoint, by working with waste materials. As we wan to maintain our planet we want to maintain also our society and social enterprise.

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Costs

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

Food, lodging and educational materials are provided by the organization.

Travel cost will be reimbursed according to Erasmus+ limits:

Italy 0 euro
Hungary: 275 euro
Spain: 275 euro

Greece: 275 euro
Lithuania: 275 euro
Turkey: 275 euro
Portugal: 365 euro

All the participants will participate to the expense with a 50euro contribution.

Application

Organizer:

YMCA Parthenope ONLUS – NGO

Co-organizer:

ReCreativity – NGO/Others

Phone: +393284151274 / +36307359942

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Ideas@work.pdf

Contact for questions:

Luca Paolisso

E-Mail:luca.paolisso@gmail.com

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Training Course: Facility to Facilitate

Dates: 7-15 November 2017

Venue: Estonia

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 15th September 2017

The aim is to develop youth workers’ facilitation skills and create innovative activities that later on will be used in their daily work with groups of youngsters. Testing them on spot and getting feedback will increase their future applicability.

General Description

Facility to Facilitate is a 7 days training course taking place in Estonia, from the 07/11/2017 until the 15/11/2017. It will gather 28 participants coming from 8 different countries: Estonia, Spain, Cyprus, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria,Romania and Czech Republic.

The aim of this project is to provide the space, time and safe environment for youth workers to develop their facilitation skills and create innovative activities that can be used in their daily work with youngsters.

Testing them on spot and getting feedback will increase their future applicability. As well as to improve the creativity, individual self-awareness and personal competences of non-formal learning professionals (trainers and facilitators) working with youth groups in the field of youth participation.

Our objectives are:
To evaluate personal competences of 28 non-formal learning practitioners working with young people and further develop them in a safe training environment

To increase awareness of 28 youth workers about their own values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviour, about cultural and self expression (considering the use of voice, intonation, body language, gestures, positioning, use of space, mimics, graphics, handwriting etc.) and about own communication patterns in various (learning) settings

To explore individual personal styles, ethics, approaches etc. in non-formal contexts of 28 youth workers

To create and develop non-formal learning methods aiming at supporting the personal and professional development of practitioners through the Creativity Lab

To reflect and assess personal experience in the topic of youth participation, particularly in stimulating participation in formal settings and encourage the development of competences, methods and techniques of engaging young people from formal settings in participatory projects and of inspiring them to remain active

To strengthen participants’ knowledge of the Erasmus+ Programme and to provide them with the context to develop new project ideas stemming from the exchanges and learning acquired during the training

The target group we aim to offer this experience to are educators and youth workers actively involved in our partner organizations and working with youngsters on a regular basis. On another level, we also want to extend this opportunity to trainers and facilitators who are interested to renovate their tools and exercises and create new ones for their workshops and projects.

One of the criteria we considered in the choice of partner organizations for this project is their focus on working with youth with fewer opportunities, for example facing cultural differences, suffering social or economical obstacles. Selecting youth workers that are facing this same issues will enrich this project and will extend its impact when supporting youngsters in the local level.

The working methods used is this project are based on non-formal education and experiential learning. They will encourage active participation and an atmosphere of inclusion, tolerance towards diversity, acceptance, and trust within the group. Specially in the second part of the youth exchange we will often work in small groups, which will provide space for more active participation and involvement of all the participants, an opportunity for deeper reflections and understandings, leading to a more self-directed learning.

As a result, the participants of the Training Course will create the “Facility to facilitate booklet” that will contain the workshops created by the participants. We expect them to be powerful resources to be used in the future, for that reason we will share the booklet with the partner organization of this project as well as with other organizations that we are in contact so that all of them can benefit from this outcome. We believe that this action will have an impact in other international projects carried out by partner organizations, boosting their quality by adding resources to their toolbox.

Partners will create stronger connection and share the methods applied so far. The recognition of non-formal learning through YouthPass and the value of international mobility will increase, more and higher quality international projects will be organised.

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Costs

 

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

The food and accommodation will be provided and paid by the organizers, therefore accommodation, food, materials, the program and the travel costs up to the maximum allowed amount will be fully reimbursed.

Max. amount travel costs per country that will be reimbursed:

Estonia – 180€
Spain – 360€
Bulgaria – 275€
Italy – 275€
Cyprus – 360€
Romania – 275€
Hungary – 275€
Czech Republic – 275€

Participant’s contribution is 40€ per person to be paid upon arrival.

Application

 

Organizer:

NGO Risti-Rästi – NGO

Phone: +37256211612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Facility to Facilitate.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kai-Riin Tomera

E-Mail: kairiintomera1@gmail.com

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Training Course: Campaign for Humanity

Dates: 9-16 October 2017

Venue: Szeged, Hungary

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Finland, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 8th September 2017

Training course on dealing with cultural and religious differences and developing local online and offline campaigning against xenophobia and racism.

General Description

Themes of the training course:

After the Arabic Spring lot of countries lost their stability in Asia and Northern Africa. Also climate change causing the lack of clean water and land to cultivate, a huge number of migrants started their exodus from these areas for a better life or to save their lives.

Countries on the border of the EU, and generally all of them are facing a huge immigration pressure from people arriving with very different cultural and religious background.
We, as international youth workers are shocked by some of the states’ responses, since it is totally against the European values.

As those working with intercultural learning, acceptance of other cultures, solidarity, support of cultural diversity, as individuals, already started to help volunteering groups helping refugees and immigrants to be able to live with their rights given by international law.

This made us to start thinking how we could use and offer our capacities to this problem; that with our knowledge, partnerships and resources how we could help fighting fears, ignorance of the situation or growing racism – in some cases even encouraged by governments – in this very quickly changing demographical situation in Europe.

The needs, fears we would like to reflect to in our project:
– Biggest immigration pressure on Europe in modern times;
– No exact and general solution plans from EU countries, since the phenomenon is very quickly escalating. It even causes tension between the EU countries;
– Growing fears of local population, even encouraged by political forces;
– Growing racism and radicalisation;

We selected these topics, because our main idea was that we have to reflect on what is happening at the moment, since we cannot avoid being involved in these happenings, because of our previous work, our values and principles. We have the potential background to contribute to the solution on our level.

We strongly believe that people need to know the facts about immigration in order to have a clear picture regarding to the current immigration situation, understand the reality of the immigrants, explore the truth behind political communication, discover the human behind the crisis and explore the possibilities for giving support and cooperate together for the peace of Europe and for the peace of people who survived wars. Fear is a power, nevertheless Love is a power, we would like to give the chance to choose between them based on information and campaigning offline and online against xenophobia and racisms towards immigrants/refugees/human beings.

The overall aim of the training course is to fight against xenophobia and arising racism towards immigrants, to change the negative feelings regarding to migration into positive approach based on understanding of the backgrounds of immigrants and the political and cultural based roots of fears and ignorance of the societies. To train youth workers, youth leaders how to invent offline and online campaigns with, for and by young people in order to support the integration of young people with immigrants’ background and fight for humanity and European values.

Learning objectives of the training course are:
– To raise awareness on the reasons of ignoring, generating fears from immigrants, and becoming racists connected to immigration in the EU;
– To gain experiences on developing and improving methods, tools and techniques in order to discover and accept cultural and religious diversity;
– To clarify and define the meaning of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination based on human rights education related with migration;
– To enable young people, youth workers, teachers, social workers, psychologists, for recognising prejudgements, prejudices towards immigrants;
– To identify and define the roots and origins of xenophobia and racism;
– To develop critical way of thinking;
– To ensure different ways of active participation of young people within local and international youth campaign against xenophobia and racism;
– To raise awareness on universal human rights of immigrants; to fight against xenophobia and racism towards immigrants and to develop intercultural sensitiveness through web 2.0 as social media tools and through offline tools as street campaigning by street theatre, peer education, posters, flyers, humanitarian aid actions as supporting immigrants, etc.

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Costs

 

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

The food and accommodation will be provided and paid by the organizers.

Travels costs will be reimbursed by bank transfer after the course. The reimbursement fee will be counted according to the distance calculator of European Commission:

Maximum travelling reimbursement per participant (tickets, invoices will be needed!!!)
Portugal € 360,00
Italy € 275,00
Finland € 275,00
Turkey € 275,00
Romania € 180,00
Spain € 275,00
Malta € 275,00

There is 30 EUR participation fee

Application

 

Organizer:

YOPA – Youth for Participation Association – NGO

Phone: 0036704596260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Endre Kiss

E-Mail: yopa@yopa.hu