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Training Course: Fight Discrimination against Roma

Dates: 1-9 November 2018

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 25th August 2018

Roma, Europe’s largest minority, have been an integral part of European society for centuries. Several efforts have been made at national, European and international level to improve the protection of their fundamental rights and advance their social integration.

General Description

Although many Roma still face prejudice, intolerance, discrimination, antigypsyism and limited access to rights in their daily lives. They are marginalized and many experience deep poverty and extremely poor socio-economic conditions.

Methodology
The methodology is based on NFE methods:

  • using manuals such as COMPASS(new edition),
  • Mirrors -manual for combating AntiGypsism through Human Rights Education;
  • Toolkit on No Hate Speech;
  • T-Kit-Social Inclusion etc.
  • groups work,
  • brainstorming,
  • wall writing,
  • association game,
  • discussion,
  • fish bowl,
  • debate,
  • case studies,
  • drama,
  • role playing,
  • simulation,
  • audiovisual techniques.

It will address the following elements:

  • Better awareness of Roma culture, history, and social values ;
  • Better understanding of human rights and of violations faced by Roma communities;
  • Positive attitude and lack of prejudice towards Roma;

Aim and Objectives

The main aim of the project is to build capacity of youth workers with methods and tools to fight discrimination against Roma that lead to social exclusion, marginalization and racism.

To reach the general aim of the TC, the objectives are:
• To develop the competences of participants in creating activities and projects to counter antigypsyism and online hate speech
• To identify existing and develop further and more targeted measures and actions in combating racial discrimination and hate speech within the national and European level contexts
• To support mutual learning and networking among participants, organizations and youth structures

Profile of the Participants:
Present will be Roma and non-Roma youth leaders, activists, multipliers, and volunteers who are working with young and/or Roma youth.
Participants must also:
• be familiar with the situation and challenges of the Roma community in their country;

• be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, anti-discrimination work, human rights and to share their experiences with other participants;
• be aged 18 – ;
• be committed to attend for the full duration of the course;
• be able to work in English;

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Costs

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

The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and any program-related costs.

Travel costs are reimbursed during the seminar or afterwards by bank transfer based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets), based on the cheapest means and up to a certain amount:

Country Amount in EUR
1. Albania,Serbia, Croatia, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, FYROM, BiH, Italy      275 euro

2.  Czechia 180 euro

Participation fee: 40 EUR

Application

Organizer:

Instutute für Roma und Minderheiten Integration e.V – NGO

Phone: +49 15772455903

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Discrimination & Roma community.pdf

Contact for questions:

Senad Sakipovski

E-Mail: info.marandost@gmail.com

Oporto, Portugal

Training Course ToF: Training of facilitators in Erasmus+ Youth III edition

Dates: 16-24 October 2018

Venue: Porto, Portugal

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 5th September 2018

Welcome to the third edition of ToF – Training of Facilitators in Erasmus+ Youth. It is an opportunity for newcomers to get and introduction about techniques, methods and practices in facilitation within the Erasmus+ Youth programme.

General Description

If you are willing to learn and improve your competences in facilitation, this is the course you are looking for. We have detected a lack of experience and / or knowledge by trainers, technicians and multipliers of the program on facilitation techniques.

Many of them don’t know exactly the difference between facilitation and training. Facilitation is certainly a great tool in non-formal education that promotes active participation, peer learning and continuous reflection as qualitative elements in any project.

Many trainers and / or program facilitators have a lack of techniques, methods, attitudes to facilitate program activities. This course is a basic introduction to the “art” of facilitation techniques, resources, emotions and attitudes.

The main aim of this TC is to offer to newcomers in the facilitation work within the Erasmus+ Youth program the basic knowledge to acquire skills, tools and resources to facilitate activities.

Objectives:
– The main objective of the training is to increase the quality of facilitation in all
activities undertaken within the framework of Erasmus+ Youth program.
– Providing basic skills in group facilitation process.
– Discuss and implement facilitation techniques
– Provide tools and resources to facilitate activities within the Erasmus+ Youth program.
– Enhancing cooperation and exchange of experiences and best practices among the course participants.

The methodology of the TC is based in the active participation, self-reflection and self-directed learning. We will offer space to reinforce the cooperation among the participants and the exchange of ideas, creativity, resources.

The main contents of the TC will be:
– What is facilitation? Concept of facilitation.
– What is not facilitation?
– Our experiences in facilitation. From theory to practice.
– Group management
– Group dynamics

– Facilitation styles
– Communication techniques
– How to promote the group participation
– How to manage difficulties and challenges in the facilitation
– Conflict management
– Assessing our strengths and weaknesses.
– Searching resources and tools for facilitation.
– Reflection spaces.
– Practice facilitation exercises
– Assessment and guidance to the practice exercises.

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Costs

 

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

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

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

Application

 

Organizer:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action

Co-organizer:

Spanish National Agency for Erasmus + Youth – INJUVE

Phone: +351 253204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Training of Facilitators.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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.

Oporto

Training Course: Cross sectorial Reforms on Local Level Youth Policy. Quality label for Youth Friendly Cities

Dates: 11-17 November 2018

Venue: Braga, Portugal

Eligible are 25-30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 13th September 2018

100% Youth City is an Integrated Action Plan on Youth Local Policies with cross-sectorial approach and focused on youth needs analysis through Youth participatory processes. It tackles the challenge of inactive youth that many EU cities face nowadays.

General Description

100% Youth City is a practice that combines policy benchmarking, several EU methodologies, high level of participation, open method of coordination, structured dialogue and Co-management.

100% Youth City focused on the development of Evidence based process through an Initial asset mapping procedure oriented to Municipality services and a further 4 level consequent stages that discuss with Young people, Funding to South Sector, Youth Services and Youth Infrastructures, Participation and Youth Representative Models and Strategic Thinking and Strategic Actions.

100% Youth City developed several tools and training framework to empower all stakeholders involved on a 100% Youth City – Quality Label for Youth Friendly City.

The model and methodology will give the possibility to discuss and train on Integrated Action Plan on Youth Local Policies with cross-sectorial approach and focused on youth tights and youth needs analysis through Youth participatory processes.

Aims

– To develop an Integrated Action Plan on Youth with cross-sectorial approach and focused on youth needs analysis through Youth participatory processes.
– To promote Non-Formal Education and provide methodologies and tools to develop Local Youth Policies;
– To provide participants with methods on how to transfer knowledge and experience to work with youngsters;
– To create an open space for development and share of best practices, tools and methods;
– To get to know more about Erasmus+ Programme opportunities for young people, specially in the Framework of Erasmus+ Key Action 2 and Key action 3;
– Understand Structured Dialogue concepts in the framework of the current EU Presidency;
– Understand Youth work and Co-management concepts in the framework of the current CoE Presidency;
– Understand Open Method of Coordination concepts in the framework of Erasmus+;

Specific Objectives

– Support Municipalities and Youth Representative Bodies to develop Cross-sectorial Local Youth Policies reforms;
– Develop Mapping Strategies and Youth Data collecting;
– Develop Youth Funding Frameworks with the participation of Youngsters;
– Develop a framework of Youth Services and Youth infrastructures design oriented to Youth needs;

– Develop a Structured Dialogue and Empowerment plan for all Youth Sector Stakeholders (Youngsters, Youth Workers, Public workers and politicians);
– Create connections between Non-formal learning and formal education using an Empowerment model or process;
– Develop a space for identifying the common needs and challenges of all the stakeholders involved;
– Develop solutions for the identified problems, challenges through projects and network activities;
– Create a collaborative space for sharing approaches, instruments, practices and efficient ideas to implement Structured Dialogue and Empowerment cycles under Erasmus+ Youth projects;

‘’100% Youth City’’ intends to contribute to effective Empowerment of Elected representatives, Youth Workers and Youth Leaders from Local, Regional and National level through Non-Formal Education awareness.

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Costs

 

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

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

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

Application

 

Organizer:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action

Co-organizers:

Italian National Agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action

Croatian National Agency for Erasmus + youth in Action

Phone: +351 253204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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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Training Course: Motivate!

Dates: 17-24 November 2018

Venue: Korneuburg, Austria

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, FYROM, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 16th September 2018

Training course based on sharing experience and defining the methods to answer the questions: How to overcome demotivation when working with young people? and How to motivate young people (to become/stay involved in the society).

General Description

This TC is designed for those youth workers with experience in work with youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods, immigrants, young refugees etc or those, who would like to start working in this area.

With this TC we would like to we would like to motivate youth workers:

1: To continue with their work – by discussing with them the challenges they face and guide them in understanding their target group. Having expectations, which do not correspond the needs of the target group often leads to discouragement, therefore it is essential to differ between one’s own expectations and the actual needs or wishes of the target group.

2: To learn – by providing them with information on where to find literature and look for training opportunities. Youth workers, who know how to tackle the challenges by attending training courses and educating themselves, will have less problems with loosing motivation.

3: To address their struggles openly – by encouraging the entire group to share their experiences and discover different approaches of dealing with difficult situations. When sharing the experience, youth workers will discover that they are not alone with their struggles. Since we believe, that there is no universal recipe for motivating the others, we are not only implementing workshops, which should help regaining motivation, but most importantly bring a group of different minds together to discuss, support and inspire each other.

4: To use the gained knowledge in their daily work when motivating participants and developing inclusive projects.

Please fill this form to apply for the training course. Please do not send us E-Mails as applications, applicants will only be accepted via this form. The eligible countries are stated in the application.

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Costs

 

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

Board and lodging (breakfast/lunch/dinner) are fully covered.

Reimbursement travel costs per person:

  • Sint Maarten (dutch part) up to 820 EUR
  • FYROM, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany up to 275 EUR
  • Slovenia, Poland and Austria up to 180 EUR.

Only actual costs as stated with travel documents will be reimbursed.

There will be a participation fee of 20 EUR per person.

Application

 

Organizer:

Verein InterAktion – NGO

Phone: +436644309278

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Katja Lenic Salamun

E-Mail: verein.interaktion@gmail.com

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Training Course: Core of Coaching

Dates: 24 September – 3 October 2018

Venue: Limassol, Cyprus

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Cyprus, Czech Republic, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania

Application deadline: 10th August 2018

The challenge is to be able to coach and/or mentor young people, especially when it comes to topics such as employability or entrepreneurship. The training aims to increase the quality of youth work, by focusing on coaching and mentoring of volunteers.

General Description

Learning Outcomes
• Apply Coaching and Mentoring input, methods, techniques and tools in your work.
• Apply the tools given In the work with young people.
• Identify which areas you need to improve or develop.

• Identify your core skills and strong points for coaching
• Develop Self-confidence
• Select which tools are suitable for your working reality.
• Set your learning goals and outcomes for coaching and mentoring.
• improve your capacity for Self-reflection.

Also expect:
• That throughout the whole training you will have plenty situations to try coaching skills, from some exercises, to practice techniques, to full coaching sessions from both sides. As a Coach and as a Coachee, As a Mentor and as a Mentee.
• A part of the training will focus on how to communicate and express emotions, what the impact is and how to use it for coaching and mentoring.

Methods Used
• Experiential learning – learning by doing
• Coaching – allow developing the capacity to question yourself and find answers to individual needs
• Informal learning – learn from each others real working experiences
• Systemic work – perceiving the relationships between individuals and their environments

Participants’ Profile
The Training is targeted for people who have experience in working with people. Our previous practice showed that this training is most
effective for those people who work with individuals or groups, as volunteers or as professionals (e.g. coaches, mentors, youth workers, teachers, educators, coordinators, etc.).

This training is for you if:
• You are a youth worker who have at least 6 months of working experience at the level of youth volunteering
• Your work involves young people facing unemployment
• You have a good level of English given the input and tools
• You have the willingness to improve your professional performance, by developing your own coaching and mentoring attitude and toolkit
• You are willing to explore and experience coaching through 8-10 hour daily program
• You are over the age of 18

Programme
The program of the training is built in such a way that there is progressive step-by-step learning by doing and it is adopted to the learning needs of the group. This means that each piece of content that is delivered, will be integrated into the new contents that follow it. Like Lego bricks, they will be put over each other in a consistent way. For every step, the learning will be done by putting the content into practice, so it is performed and not only discussed.

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Costs

 

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

Travel Reimbursement:
Italy, Lithuania, Czech Rep., & Germany 360€.
Hungary, Greece & FYROM 275€

Spain 530€
Cyprus 0€

Lodging:
Accommodation, meals are provided during the whole duration of the training

Participants’ Contribution fee: 50€

Application

Organizer:

DOREA Educational Institute – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Panagiotis Mamouzakis

E-Mail: trainers@erasmus-courses.org

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Training Course Widening Horizons: A training for organisations hosting or sending volunteers.

Dates: 19-23 November 2018

Venue: Ireland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 1st October 2018

This training aims to support organisations hosting and sending volunteers through Erasmus+ / European Solidarity Corp to gain a fuller appreciation of how to maximise the transformative learning experience for each volunteer.

General Description

The training will explore the concept of transformative learning and how volunteering can transform our understanding of ourselves; our belief systems; and influence our behaviour/lifestyle choices.

Volunteering offers vital support to people in need, worthwhile causes and the community. However the benefits of volunteering can be as important to the volunteer. It is now recognized that volunteering can reduce stress, combat depression, provide an opportunity to be mentally and physically stimulated and provide a sense of purpose.

Dedicating time to volunteering can help expand social networks and boost social skills. It can also present opportunities to develop important skills used in the workplace, such as, teamwork, communication skills, problem solving, project planning, task management and organisation.

The benefits of volunteering are often underdeveloped and not maximized during or after a volunteering experience under Erasmus+. This training will support participants to develop these aspects of their own projects.

Overall objectives of this training:
– To explore the concept of Transformational Learning (Psychological; Convictional; Behavioural)
– To build a bigger picture of the benefits of volunteering

– To explore these benefits focusing on, personal development, youth mental health and wellbeing
– To look at tools, methods and structures that we can implement within Erasmus+/ESC projects to maximise the potential for transformational learning

This training will also provide the opportunity for meeting potential project partners and sharing best practice.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme (TCA 2018 budget).

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

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

Application

Organizer:

Léargas – National Agency

Phone: +353 1 887 1219

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Noeleen O’Callaghan

E-Mail: nocallaghan@leargas.ie

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.

Castle Golubac Serbia

Training Course: Sport methodology in youth work for inclusion of immigrants

Dates: 29 September – 8 October 2018

Venue: Mali Idjos, Serbia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Germany, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden

Application deadline: 6th August 2018

The project’s Aim is to To encourage youth workers to develop more youth sport work projects that will explore and extract all the possible positive aspects of sports for developing ICL among our beneficiaries and inclusion of immigrants and other marginalised youth.

General Description

The training course will gather participants, trainers and staff from 9 organisations and countries (Germany, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, FYROM, Croatia, Slovenia and Sweden).

Objectives:
– To share our realities with the situations about inclusion of immigrants and acceptance in our communities and different youth work programmes working on it
– To discuss and understand basic concepts, values and principles of inclusion and intercultural learning
– To promote and explore the concepts “sports for all” and “healthy lifestyle” in relation with youth work
– To explore the youth work and youth trainings in connection to inclusion/acceptance and Sport for all!
– To raise competences in organising quality youth work with sport methodology with adequate mental and physical development of beneficiaries, as well as competition and teamwork through sports
– To share different sport methods useful for our youth work in every day work with youngsters mainstream and immigrants
– To share and understand challenges in implementation of quality sport methods in youth work for inclusion and intercultural acceptance of immigrants
– To raise competences for adaptation of sport methods for NFE/youth work for inclusion and acceptance of immigrants
– To define and develop basic plans for local/national workshops of youth workers and youngsters with using sports as methods for inclusion of immigrants, that are to be held by our participants in the follow-up phase after the training course
– To establish Community of youth trainers and youth workers for youth sport work for inclusion and ICL

Training course is based on the approach & principles of non-formal education with regular NFE methods and lots of sport activities, some of them being: sport and outdoor methods/games; inputs, simulation, role-plays, brainstorming, discussions, presentations, videos, etc. The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:
– They are active youth workers / leaders and are willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on this training course in later activities in our partner organisations and communities.
– In their youth work / NFE activities’ efforts, they are willing to focus and take action in the field of sport methodology with youth with fewer opportunities, immigrants; setting up the international and local projects dealing with the topic.
– They are all willing and committed to sharing / multiplying the new knowledge (gained at the TC) with other members of his/her organisation once he/she gets back.
– They are age above 18 and able to attend the entire duration of the course and are able to follow the programme in English language.

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Costs

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

The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks per day.
Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organisers up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car).

Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:
1. Germany – 275 eur
2. Serbia – 20 eur
3. Bosnia and Hercegovina – 180 eur
4. Kosovo* – 180 eur
5. Montenegro – 180 eur
6. FYROM – 180 eur
7. Croatia – 180 eur
8. Slovenia – 180 eur
9. Sweden – 275 eur

Participation Fee: None

Application

Organizer:

Active Youth in Happy Europe (AMUSE) – NGO

Phone: +381 – 63 – 781 – 0642

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Milica Milović Kinolli

E-Mail: sportIMM@youth-power.org

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