Training Course: An Experiential Approach to Wilderness Therapy to work with youth at risk

Dates: 20-25 May 2017

Venue: Spain

Eligible are 14 participants coming from:

Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries,

Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 1st April 2017

Asociación Experientia offers the 2º edition of their International Training: An Experiential Approach to Wilderness Therapy. Come to learn, feel and live the wilderness in Spain. Learn about key elements of Wilderness Therapy in an experiential way.

General Description

Wilderness Therapy is a methodology within the Experiential Therapies and therefore we promote experiential learning.

Wilderness Therapy is an ideal approach to work with youth like troubled teens with psychosocial or educational problems that struggle at school, home, relationships.

We believe that by living this experience on first hand, as professionals, we will be able to provide a better experience to our youth participants in the future.

Through a backpacking expedition in the fields of Valencia, Spain, sharing and creating new experiences in a small group, while learning and experiencing the therapeutic effects of the wilderness.

Come to develop yourself as a person and as a professional to better understand how can we use the healing power of nature for our work and interventions with youth.

Goals:
To provide a Wilderness Therapy experience that is commonly used in other countries such as USA to work with youth at risk

To learn theoretical and practical grounds of Wilderness Therapy special for youth workers.
To promote good practices when implementing Wilderness Therapy programs adapted programs adapted to the youth and context in which we work

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Costs

 

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

Total Cost: 375 euros per participant

Accomodation and food included

Travel cost not included: Participant should pay and arrange travel expenses

Application

 

Organizer:

Asociacion Experientia – NGO

Phone: 0034 717 772 029

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: iNfoPack Experiential Approach.pdf

Contact for questions:

Asociación Experientia

E-Mail: info@asociacionexperientia.org

Training Course: Let’s coordinate! – Training course for EVS organisations

Dates: 9-14 May 2017

Venue: Petrčani, Croatia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from:  Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 31st March 2017

This training course is designed for EVS organizations that have intermediate to advanced level of experience with coordinating activities.

General Description

The EVS organizations will have a chance to share their previous experience all the while learning additional skills and competences that will empower them and bring more quality to their future EVS projects.

Aim: To develop capacities of accredited EVS organisations and enhance the quality of coordination of EVS projects

Objectives:
• To ensure a thorough understanding of the project cycle in EVS
• To explore the role of coordination organisation in EVS projects and possibilities for new forms of partnerships
• To gain competences for strategic planning in EVS
• to provide space for sharing experiences and good practice examples
• to provide space for networking between participating organisations and planning of further cooperation

Learning outcomes:

On completion of this course you will be able to:
• enhance strategic approach to preparation, implementation and evaluation of your EVS;
• define and explain the steps and activities in EVS project cycle;
• critically reflect on your tailor made EVS project;
• conceptualize the deeper meaning of EVS (its benefit to local community, volunteers and organizations);
• map minimum quality standards in EVS projects, based on different context (regions, project type, profile of volunteer, etc.);
• to enhance the quality of EVS projects, especially with attention to selection of partners and selection of volunteers;
• understand the support mechanisms for EVS volunteers;
• map the support mechanisms their organization is providing to the volunteers and identify weak spots in the support structure;

• use different tools and methods to help volunteers translate their experience to employers;
• define and explain the roles of Coordinating organization in EVS project;
• understand the challenges Coordinating organisations are faced with;
• critically analyze own potential to become Coordinating organisation in our local community;
• identify potential partners for future EVS projects;
• apply Youthpass process within youth activities.

Target group:
EVS project managers and EVS project coordinators from accredited S/H/CO organisations

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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 covered by the Southern Mediterranean region, please contact euromed@salto-youth.net
  • If you come from a country covered by the Wetern Balkan region, please contact see@salto-youth.net
  • If you come from a country covered by the Eastern Partnership region or the Russian Federation, please contact eeca@salto-youth.net

Note for sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2016

Application

 

Organizer:

Agency for Mobility and EU Programmes (HR NA) – National Agency

Phone: +385

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Let’s Coordinate for EVS.pdf

Contact for questions:

Manda

E-Mail: tca_mladi@mobilnost.hr

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.

Training CourseTICTAC – Multilateral Training Course to support quality in youth worker mobility activities under Erasmus+ Youth in Action

Dates: 15-21 May 2017

Venue: Romania

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 19th March 2017

TICTAC is targeted at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies, it supports designing quality Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme projects.

General Description

TICTAC is a training course targeted at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies in line with the goals of their organizations.The TICTAC training aims to support participants in designing qualitative projects and becoming the pioneers of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.

The overall aim of the TICTAC TC is to develop participants’ competences for implementing projects within the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme, as support measures in an organization’s long term strategy.

The specific objectives of the course are:

_ to promote theErasmus+ Youth in Action Programme as an educational tool;
_ to explore the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme with a special focus on quality international cooperation;
_ to understand the role of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme within a long term local strategy;
_ to simulate the first steps of organizing a project in the youth field within an international team;
_ to develop participant’s competences in planning Non Formal Education and Intercultural Learning processes;
_ to promote Youth Participation and Active Citizenship as key elements when designing a European project.

TARGET GROUP

The training course is designed for youth workers and youth leaders, who
_ have experienced an international event/activity before (not necessarily a project under the Youth in Action programme);
_ are motivated to learn about and make use of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme for creating or strengthening international partnerships;
_ are willing to work on the quality of their international projects;

_ have the support of an organisation to attend the TICTAC course and are in the position to implement european youth projects in their organisation,
_ are minimum 18 years old,
_ are able to use English as a working language in order to establish effective communication during group-work and sessions. A low level of English will limit your learning opportunities.

The Network of E+ YiA National Agencies organises several TICTAC training courses per year. You’ll find an overview on the upcoming TicTacs.

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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 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.

Note for sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2016

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA National Agency Romania

Co-organizers:

SALTO Training and Cooperation RC

Participating NAs (selecting applicants and financing travel costs)

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack TICTAC.pdf

Contact for questions:

Cornel Stinga

E-Mail: cornel.stinga@anpcdefp.ro

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.

Training Course: APPETISER – An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ Programme for international youth work

Dates: 16-20 May 2017

Venue: Czech Republic

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 19th March 2017

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

General Description

Appetiser aimes to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

This aim summarises the entire idea of the seminar – to give a feeling, what it means to work with young people in an international setting. Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

Do you have experience as a youth work/leader at local level and yet did not organise international youth activities within Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme (and previous programmes)?

Do you want to know about Erasmus+ opportunities for international youth exchanges, European Voluntary Service or/and training projects for youth workers?

Are you in contact with young people or other people who would benefit from being involved in international activities?

Are you part of an organisation or informal group that is new to Erasmus+ or wants to get to know about new opportunities for international activities within this programme?

Should you have answered positively to the most of the questions above, when this course is for you!

“Appetiser” is designed according to the following objectives:

• To taste non-formal and intercultural learning
• To enjoy the first intercultural youth project experience
• To exchange local youth activities in the international context
• To explore possibilities of support available for international youth activities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

• To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
• To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice.

The network of National Agencies for “Youth in Action” organises several Appetiser TCs per year. You’ll find an overview here.

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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 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.

Note for sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2016

Application

 

Organizer:

Youth in Action NA in Germany – National Agency

Co-organizers:

Sending NAs funding travel costs (see eligible countries) – National Agency

SALTO T&C RC

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack SOHO.pdf

Contact for questions:

Tereza Keslová

E-Mail: tereza.keslova@dzs.cz

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.

Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 24-28 May 2017

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 20 – 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries,

Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 2nd April 2017

This TC is dedicated for young people who have taken part in Youth in Action or Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects. The training prepares participants to share their experiences and inspire other youngsters to get involved in European mobility programmes.

General Description

You have done a European Voluntary Service (EVS), participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you have gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective.

Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others? If you would like to tell other young people on a voluntary basis about your European experiences and encourage them to try suchlike, we invite you to join the network and become a EuroPeer!

EuroPeers are young people who have taken part in Youth in Action and/or Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about mobility and youth participation opportunities in Europe. As a EuroPeer you do inform and encourage other young people to join the European experience.

Being a EuroPeer is not a job opportunity but for sure you can gain new competences and skills from which you can profit in the future. EuroPeers stay connected with the EU-programme on a voluntary basis. It’s based on your commitment and ideas to stay connected with the programme and the opportunities Europe offers for young people. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn more about various European opportunities and how to organise different types of events to share your European experience with your peers.

You will learn:

• what being a EuroPeer means;
• more about mobility and participation opportunities in Europe for young people;
• project management skills;
• how to prepare and carry out EuroPeer events to motivate other youngsters to participate in mobility programmes;

During the training you will develop your own first EuroPeer activity that you will carry out in your home country.

To apply for the training you don’t need to be a member of an organization. Applicants who do not represent any organisation please write “none” in the application-form.

Curious now?
Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers can be found here:

EuroPeers Network was founded by the German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. Similar structures have been built in other countries as well, which means EuroPeers has become a really international network.

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Costs

 

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation in double rooms) 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.

All Salto SEE participants please contact andrej.troha@mva.si for info.

This TC is financed within frame of TCA2016.

Application

 

Organizer:

NA Austria- Interkulturelles Zentrum – National Agency

Co-organizer:

NA Germany Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Elisabeth

E-Mail: elisabeth.jogna@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.

Training Course: SOHO – European Training Course for EVS Support People

Dates: 9-13 May 2017

Venue: Latvia

Eligible are max 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Turkey, Eastern Partnership countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 19th March 2017

SOHO aims at enhancing quality of EVS projects through development of essential competences of support persons. It also provides up-to-date information to its participants on the opportunities given by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

General Description

The SOHO training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the EVS volunteer (e.g. mentors and task-related support persons) on the hosting, sending and coordinating side. The support people play a crucial role in providing conditions for a quality voluntary service and creating opportunities for volunteer’s learning in EVS.

The overall aim of the SOHO training course is:
• To increase the quality of EVS activities through development of competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of key actors involved in the support system around the volunteer in the EVS projects developed within the frame of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.

The specific objectives of the SOHO course are:
• To get a better understanding of the concept of EVS as “learning service” and related quality aspects in EVS
• To improve the ability for co-operation and working in international partnership
• To reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges within the EVS volunteer support system
• To raise awareness of the learning dimension in EVS and provide tools for learning support
• To support the recognition of non-formal learning in EVS through the competent implementation of Youthpass
• To provide up-to-date information about the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.

In addition to this, SOHO training is an excellent opportunity for EVS support persons to exchange their experiences, share good practices and for informal partnership building.

All previous SOHO participants are most welcome to join the SOHO community  thus continuing networking after the course.

The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth in Action organises a series of SOHOs each year. You’ll find an overview on all the upcoming SOHOs

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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 NA or your SALTO RC (EECA: eeca@salto-youth.net; SEE: see@salto-youth.net) to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Note for sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2016

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA National Agency Latvia

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack SOHO.pdf

Contact for questions:

Edgars

E-Mail: edgars.knohenfelds@jaunatne.gov.lv

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.

Training Course: Quality and Quantity in EVS, the role of the promoters

Dates: 1-6 May 2017

Venue: Mulhouse (Close to Strasbourg), France

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: France, Latvia, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 21st March 2017

The EVS actors will gather in order to: – share their conceptions of a top-quality EVS; – analyse their own characteristics, limits and solutions; – establish long-lasting partnerships; – create a manual about the management of EVS and disseminate it.

General Description

In 2016, the European Voluntary Service (EVS) celebrated its 20th anniversary, and this is an opportunity for the promoters of this program to make an evaluation of their role, their methods and the impact of their actions, in order to lay solid foundations for the purpose of moving forward in improving the quality in the management of all the aspects related to Evs volunteers hosting or sending.

On one hand the European Commission considers the EVS as one of the most significant springboards for social and economic insertion of young people. At the moment, there are 4799 organizations accredited as EVS promoters in Europe and other eligible countries.

On the other hand, many and various complaints have been expressed by volunteers, coordinating, hosting and sending organizations regarding various aspects of the EVS management such budget management issues, lack of resources, insufficient preparation and follow, confusions between the figure of mentor and activity supervisor, and many others.

Facing the actual conjuncture, the program countries tend to push the promoters to increase the number of mobilities for young people, particularly long-term ones. This practice generated a “golden opportunity” effect for a growing number of organisations, to the detriment of the quality and interest of the only real beneficiaries: the young people.

We believe that quality and quantity can be compatible if the promoters keep in mind, during the project cycle management and the implementation, the values and principles that are the motives of non-profit making organisations in their action for the only community benefit.

Thus a four-day training course will enable us to raise a discussion about the issue of a better EVS management, based on exchange of experiences and good practices, in order to lay the foundations for the creation of a manual.

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Costs

 

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

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation and the travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards as it follows:

– Travel expenses will be refunded with a limit of 275 €/participant, for a round trip.
– Accommodation is provided. Double rooms in a cottage.
No participation fees.

Application

 

Organizer:

Tambour Battant, France – NGO

Phone: +33 9 72 38 63 55

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mohamed Yahiaoui

E-Mail: mission-tb@outlook.com