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Conference: Roma in the past and today

Dates: 25-28 February 2018

Venue: Skopje, FYROM

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Albania, Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st January 2018

In many totalitarian countries minorities were not considered of the perfect race, or did not fit into the ideology of the totalitarian societies. The Roma were seen by the Nazis as being inferior, they were not as good a human being as the superior race and in October 1939 all Roma were ordered to be sent to concentration camps.

General Description

During this period, Roma were subjected to genocide and totally denied of their civil rights. All these years, it was not spoken much about the Roma and Sinti Holocaust during the World War II. Discrimination against them and violation of their rights are still prevalent in today’s Europe.

Methodology

The conference is envisaged to give introduction to the Roma Holocaust and HRE topic. The methodology is based on NFE methods: using manuals such as: Right to Remember, T-Kit-Social Inclusion, Compass etc. groups work, brainstorming, wall writing, association game, discussion, debate, simulation, audiovisual techniques.

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
• be resident in one of the European countries, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Costs

 

This project is NOT 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:

– Western Europe max. 250 Euro,
– Central and Eastern Europe max 200 €;
– Albania, Serbia; Bosnia and Herzegovina: return bus ticket price

Cheaper tickets will be one of the criteria in selection process. For questions contact the organizers.

The accommodation is going to be in WIP Hotel in Skopje – city center, FYROM

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

Roma Youth Center – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Roma in the Past & Today.pdf

Contact for questions:

Senad Sakipovski

E-Mail: info.marandost@gmail.com

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Training Course: Practice Peace

Dates: 3-8 February 2018

Venue: Subotica (Tavankut), Serbia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Germany, Poland

Application deadline: 31st December 2017

What is discrimination and how can it be effectively countered? That is the guiding question of training which will be explored through the methods from the Theatre of the Oppressed.

Description

Conflict is a natural, normal and neutral occurrence but how to deal with that which is normal and neutral is a major challenge.

Depressed economies , unemployment among young people , diversity , multiculturalism and migration creates dislocations and conflict but a clear understanding of how to analyze these conflicts is what is lacking which makes a lot of people to either resort to blame game or wrong approaches to conflict which in turn escalates the conflict.

It is possible for people to take the right approaches in dealing with conflict provided they understand the root causes of the conflict. If you find yourself in a diverse team who are constantly in mortal disagreements and everyone pulling in different directions or a relationship that suddenly turns sour or a stable community which suddenly go up in arms against each other, then there is need for conflict analysis skills.

A superficial assessment of the situation based on what can be seen or associated emotional feeling will confuse and derail right approaches to transforming the situation but a clear understanding of Conflict Analysis Skill will help in delving to the epi-centre of the problem which will bring about right approaches and lead to stable and harmonious working relationships.

What is discrimination and how can it be effectively countered? That is the guiding question of the two-stage training course Practice Peace. It offers an opportunity for youth workers, activists and multipliers to:

Deepen an understanding of conflict resolution, discrimination and peace;
Acquire educational tools how to work on and counter discrimination;
Network and develop own ideas with participants from six different countries.

The first stage of this training already took part in November 2017 in Krzyzowa, Poland and it consisted of a simulation game. The participants immersed themselves in a scenario from the Northern Ireland Conflict and took the role of real-life figures.

They acquired an understanding of social, religious and political discrimination and worked on developing strategies how to counter discrimination effectively.

In this second stage of the training, participants will get to know practical anti-discrimination methods from the Theater of the Oppressed and learn how to apply them in their individual work context.

Participation in the second stage of this training is possible without having taken part in the first stage of the training.

However, 18 participants from the first training have already been selected to take part in the second training and therefore, we can offer it to 5 new participants to join this training (2 from Germany, 3 from Poland).

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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 coordinator.

Travel Costs to Subotica Serbia, will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus+ provision. These are per person per activity:

– Armenia 360€
– Germany 275€
– KOSOVO* 180€
– Poland 275€
– Serbia 180€
– Turkey 275€

The participation fee covers project’s activities and includes full-board accommodation, the program and excursions. It is based on a sliding scale (reduced / normal / solidary fee), i.e. participants pay according to their financial means:

– Armenia 25 / 20 €
– Germany 120 / 100 €
– KOSOVO* 25 / 20 €
– Poland 50 / 40 €
– Serbia 30 / 25 €
– Turkey 30 / 25 €

Paying the solidary fee allows participants with less financial means to join the training, too.

Application

 

Organizer:

Kreisau-Initiative e.V. – NGO

Phone: +49 30 53 83 63 63

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Practice Peace vol2.pdf

Contact for questions:

Iva Bubalo

E-Mail: bubalo@kreisau.de

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Training Course. People beyond borders. Serbia

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Training Course: people beyONd borders – tools for fighting discrimination and building more inclusive society

Dates: 17-26 February 2018

Venue: Serbia

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Italy, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia

Application deadline: 27th November 2017

Erasmus+ project “people beyONd borders” is a TC to be held in Serbia, in February 2018. The main objective of the TC is providing participants theoretical and practical knowledge about current refugee’s situation in Serbia, Europe and tools to work with around the topic.

Description

This TC is designed to introduce participants to the topic of migrations and current situation in Europe regarding migrants and refugees, and to share with them tools for fighting discrimination and building more inclusive society.

What?
„people beyONd borders“ is a 10 days TC with the objective of providing participants with theoretical and practical knowledge about current migrant and refugee situation in Europe, and providing them with tools for understanding this problem, for fighting discrimination and building their community into more understanding and inclusive one.

Why?
From April 2015 until today, during “European Refugee Crisis”, over two million refugees and migrants have had their desperate journey to Europe, coming mostly from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. These people came running away from unbearable life conditions in their countries, searching for safety and future for themselves and their families.

Their way to Europe is full of obstacles and difficulties and what they encounter once they finally reach Europe is devastating. They become subjects to discrimination, stereotypes, exclusion, and unfortunately even violence.

At the same time, media are either not reporting about this things or they’re sending incorrect, exaggerated and even dangerous information. All this creates atmosphere of not understanding, discrimination and prejudice towards refugees. In order to make first steps towards change of this atmosphere, we would like to provide young people with knowledge and tools they can use to make the change.

How?
Through workshops, lectures, interactive presentations and discussions hosted by experts on the subject, participants will learn and practice different approaches to this situation which will hopefully inspire them to act and to share their knowledge in their own community.

Who?
19 participants from 6 countries – Serbia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal.

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Costs

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

Being this TC granted by Erasmus+ programme, accommodation, food and participation fee are paid for all the participants, as well as travel expenses (up to a certain limit established by Erasmus+).

These limits are:
– Slovenia, Montenegro and Kosovo*: 180 euros
– Italy: 275 euros
– Portugal: 360 euros
– Serbia: 20 euros

Application

Organizer:

Agoraveiro – NGO

Phone: 00351234482575

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natasa Golosin

E-Mail: agora.aveiro@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations

Dates: 29 January – 2 February 2018

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 1st December 2017

Did you know you can organise international youth projects for your young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what Erasmus+ Youth can do for you and the young people you work with.

Description

Get a Taste of Youth Mobility Projects

In only 3 working days, we show you the possibilities Erasmus+ Youth has to offer young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

An international youth project (youth exchange, voluntary service,…) might just be the life-changing opportunity for the disadvantaged young people you are working with: e.g. those from minority backgrounds, with special needs, with socio-economic difficulties, discriminated groups, in difficult situations, with limited opportunities…

This Mobility Taster course gives you concrete examples of what is possible, brings you in contact with other inclusion youth organisations, shows you what funding is available specifically for youth inclusion projects and walks you step-by-step through the process in case you would like to give it a try.

Who is the Course for?

  • This course is for NEWCOMERS to Erasmus+ Youth who are directly working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. youth worker, social worker,…).
  • If you NEVER organised an international youth project with your target group before and would like to know what is possible, then this course is for you!
  • If you ALREADY HAVE organised mobility projects for young people, please check the European Training Calendar for a more appropriate youth work training because this Mobility Taster is for NEWCOMERS 😉
  • This course is not for school-related activities such as school exchanges or projects for pupils (please contact the Lifelong Learning colleagues of Erasmus+ for this).

This course welcomes applicants with special needs (contact SALTO Inclusion representative Mieke Nevwn-McMahon miekemcmahon@gmail.com to ask about support possibilities).

How to Apply?

Before applying check briefly with the Erasmus+ Youth National Agency in your country if they can send you to the Mobility Taster course in Hungary 29 Jan – 2 Feb 2018 (and reimburse your travel coat).

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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:

SALTO Inclusion

Co-organizer:

Hungarian NA – National Agency

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mieke McMahon-Neven

E-Mail: miekemcmahon@gmail.com

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: Fundraising in youth work for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in Europe

Dates: 13-21 November 2017

Venue: Mali Iđoš, Serbia

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Croatia, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 12th October 2017

The training course “Fundraising in youth work for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in Europe” will be held in Mali Iđoš, Vojvodina, Serbia, 13-21. November 2017.

General Description

The main themes of the project are focused on raising European awareness of the realities and possibilities for more inclusive society in the anti-discrimination youth projects with marginalised groups, against social exclusion. The whole project is aimed to sustain social actors/activities with different needed information about funding possibilities, but also with skills in quality (financial) management of the creative inclusion projects.

Objectives of the Project RE:
• To motivate and empower youth workers for active promotion of combating social exclusion in their activities by respecting values and principles of European youth work for inclusion/diversity and proposed solutions and recommendations for challenges in their project management and fundraising
• To empower youth workers in fundraising and grant application writing for working with marginalised groups, and thus through their work encourage quality exchange between mainstream young people and the ones from marginalised groups
• To allow for exchange of practices among youth workers from different countries/communities on various aspects and perceptions of marginalisation and inclusion, different insights and perceptions about youth work with marginalised groups and values in those work
• To empower youth workers in understanding and using Erasmus+ and other EU Programmes for their youth work for inclusion and developing their skills in grant application writing for working with marginalised groups within the programmes
• To build capacity and increase knowledge management of the youth organisations regarding empowering their youth workers for quality, consistent and effective fundraising from various sources of funding available and through different offline and online tools
• To develop more projects and activities, on local level and within the Erasmus+ and other EU programmes, that are aimed at raising young people’s awareness of everyone’s responsibility in tackling discrimination and marginalisation as well as at promoting the acceptance of diversity and inclusion of groups with fewer opportunities.

The Training course will be held in Mali Iđoš, Serbia from 13th till 21st November 2017. It will gather 31 participants, trainers and staff from 11 organisations and countries (Serbia, Belgium, Kosovo*, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, FYROM, Slovenia and Italy).

The course is based on the pedagogical understanding of the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth and our own experience and expertise in project management and youth work for interreligious dialogue, inclusion and intercultural learning/acceptance.

The course will follow the non-formal education approach, principles and methods and will be based on participants’ experience and exchange.

Participants should fulfill the following Criteria:
• Age above 18
• to be active youth workers / coordinators in our organisations
• active in work with marginalised groups in our communities
• willing to take more active role in organisational management and development of fundraising strategy and procedures
• able to participate the whole duration of the training course
• able to communicate and follow discussions and presentations in English language

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth.

The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks.

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organizers 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. Belgium – 275 eur
2. Serbia – 20 eur
3. Croatia – 180 eur
4. Bosnia and Hercegovina – 180 eur
5. FYROM – 180 eur
6. Italy – 275 eur
7. Greece – 275 eur
8. Albania – 180 eur
9. Slovenia – 180 eur
10. Montenegro – 180 eur
11. Kosovo* – 180 eur

Application

 

Organizer:

Centar za razvoj omladinskog potencijala – CROP – NGO

Phone: +381658181454

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack_Fundraising in youth work.pdf

Contact for questions:

Miloš Marković

E-Mail: croptopola@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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 Training Course: Peace Action Cooperation in Europe

Dates: 27th November – 1st December 2017

Venue: Georgia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 15th October 2017

Long term Training Course PACE aims to enhance the competences of youth educators and peer educators in planning, implementing and evaluating educational short-term activities on peace education in order to empower young people to become change makers.

General Description

The overall aim of the project are:

– To qualify youth educators and peer educators in planning, delivering and evaluating educational programmes on peace education for young people
– To enable the participants to design educational materials and activities for peace education programmes for young people

– To enable the participants to realise educational activities for young people on peace education on community or international level
– To trigger transnational partnerships on peace education among youth organisations

In order to reach these objectives, PACE is composed of the following core activities:
– a training course on peace education
– a 3,5 months period during which the participants implement education activities on peace education with young people in their communities or at international level
– an evaluation seminar reviewing with the participants their conducted workshops at community level

The participant profile is the following:
• knowledge and understanding of peacebuilding and conflict transformation
• Knowledge about the specific conflict context in their communities
• Work experience and current involvement in a NGO working with young people by educational means on community level
• Have led at least 3 local or international educational programme (youth exchange, workshop, etc.) for young people
• Motivation to take part in a mutual learning process in a highly intercultural setting
• Good level of English to follow the course and to contribute to it

That is the guiding question of the two-stage training course PACE. It offers an opportunity to:

  • Deepen your understanding of conflict resolution, discrimination and peace;
  • Acquire educational tools how to work on and counter discrimination;
  • Network and develop own ideas with participants from six different countries.

We will actively involve the participants and engage our brains, hearts and bodies. Apart from a simulation game and methods from the Theatre of the Oppressed (Augusto Boal), our methodological approach includes theoretical inputs, discussions, workshops, reflections, best-practice examples, excursions, cooperation games, open space and others. The participants will be lodged in shared rooms.

The seminar language will be English. Participants are expected to be able to communicate fluently in 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:

Polish National Agency of Erasmus+

Phone: +4822 46 31 432

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Karolina Suchecka

E-Mail: ksuchecka@frse.org.pl

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: Involving Everyone. Learning through Erasmus+ (vol 2)

Dates: 21-27 November 2017

Venue: Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: France, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st November 2017

TC on the inclusion of participants with fewer opportunities. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of youth work in fighting social exclusion through non-formal activities and experiential learning.

General Description

It is widely recognised that social exclusion produces deep and long-term damage to the living conditions, socio-economic participation, emotional life, and wealth being of young people. Different factors play important roles in producing social exclusion.

Poor levels of education, experiencing discrimination, monetary poverty, unemployment, living in remote geographical areas, and experiences of juvenile delinquency, are often indicated as the main factors of youth social exclusion.

Youth workers play an essential role in reaching and bringing together young people who face exclusion on a daily basis. They have the power to offer opportunities for preventing and remedying experiencing social exclusion among young people.

By offering young people targeted support, opportunities for non-formal learning, access to information, and opportunities for positive integration into the local community, youth workers are able to reduce the risks of further social exclusion linked to lack of well-being.

The training course “Involving Everyone: Learning through Erasmus+” is a second edition to a successful training in 2016. It brings together 28 participants from France, Germany, Greece Romania, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain to discuss the challenges of inclusion in different areas of youth work.

The methods will be highly participatory, interactive and experiential in a non-formal educational approach. They will include case studies, working in pairs and small groups, team building activities, discussions, workshop development and self-assessment. Thus participants will be able to share experiences and knowledge with each other and improve inclusion in their originating countries.

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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. There is an additional

In accordance with EU regulations, we will be able to reimburse your travel costs up to the following maximum amount:

Portugal & Spain: 360 EUR
France, Germany, Greece, Slovenia: 275 EUR
Romania: 20 EUR

Participation fee of 20 EUR.

Application

Organizer:

Friedenskreis Halle e.V., Germany – NGO

Co-organizer:

Youthopolis – Adina Stoleriu – NGO

Phone: +49 162 1510 686

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule of the project.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gerolf Mosemann

Skype: gfm200315

Mobile: +49 162 1510 686

E-Mail: gerolf.mosemann@gmail.com