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Forum The Value Fair 2018: How non formal education can contribute to a better living together

Dates: 14-18 December 2018

Venue: Cascais (European Youth Capital 2018), Portugal

Eligible are 120 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 30th September 2018


The Value Fair supports actors in the youth field to share, understand and identify the Values on which we base our youth work and how it can contribute to a better living together.

General Description

In our societies, we are facing mistrust among citizens, resulting in discrimination and rejection of “the others”. This harms our living together.

This first edition of Value Fair aims to support actors of youth field in sharing, understanding and identifying the social changes our Non-Formal Education (NFE) work intends to reach.

It focuses on how the values dignity, respect, empathy, solidary and integrity are approached, translated, promoted and transmitted through Non Formal Education.

The Value Fair will not focus on ‘tools’ and ‘methods’, but will have focus on the “why” and “what for” of our work.

Objectives
• To give values a central place in our agenda and daily life;
• To understand the positive supportive role of Non-Formal Education (NFE) in the current reality marked by growing rejection phenomena and hate behaviors;
• To question and reflect how Non-Formal Education (NFE) can increase tolerance and a better living together;
• To highlight the current challenges related to refugees / migration and inclusion;
• To exchange understandings and practices of values;
• To explore how to maximize the impact of Non-Formal Education (NFE) on individual/organizational/community level
• To stimulate concrete networking in order to create qualitative future international projects, also within the Erasmus+ / Youth Programme

Principles & Focus
• Visibility of Non-Formal Education (NFE): strong involvement of local, regional and national media in order to increase the visibility of the event.
• Local impact and involvement: several events during the Value Fair are open to/involve the local community, this to enhance mutual learning (based upon the current good practice in the rural villages Vila da Marmeleira and Arrouquelas) and to enlarge the impact as such.

Profile of participants to be selected: have concrete practical experience with NFE and a genuine interest for networking.

Participants should be at least 18 years old and be able to work and communicate in English.
This event will take place in the city Cascais and combined with the European Youth Capital 2018.

Considered ‘the’ place in Portugal where contrasts meet so clearly: ‘(very) rich and (very) poor’, ‘past and future’, ‘history and dreams’, ‘tourism and immigration’, different local stakeholders of Cascais are involved in the organisation of this Value Fair.

For this event, we have an international team of experienced trainers/facilitators and representatives from National Agencies of Erasmus+.

We have chosen 2 examples of good practices in rural areas, based upon their experience in the field. The association H2O from Arrouquelas has proven over the past 20 years to be a high qualitative and active promoter of the Youth in Action Programme, and this in several aspects (Youth Exchanges, European Voluntary Service, Mobility of Youth Workers), while ‘The Rural Centre of Non Formal Education’ in Vila da Marmeleira that started in 2013, has gained international recognition and awards throughout their insistent use of Non-Formal Education (NFE) for community building, using Erasmus+ as one of their major tools.

Local involvement and impact has been a priority in each of their actions. They have transformed NFE in a local stimulator for inclusion and employability.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth 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 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 Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth NA for further information about the financial details.

Application

Organiser:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth

Co-organisers:

Belgium – FR and Spanish National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)

Greek, Finish and Italian National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)

Dutch and Norwegian National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)

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: Education and mentoring for social entrepreneurship with/for immigrants and asylum seekers

Dates: 3-11 November 2018

Venue: Ferrara, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Germany, Italy, Serbia

Application deadline: 24th September 2018

Project “Education and youth work for social entrepreneurship with and for immigrants and asylum seekers” aims to build capacity of youth workers and youth organisations in social entrepreneurship with/for young immigrants and asylum seekers.

General Description

The project consists of several activities, and one of those is this training course “Education and mentoring for social entrepreneurship with/for immigrants and asylum seekers”. The training course will be organised in Ferrara, Italy from 3rd till 11th November 2018.

The training course will gather 24 participants from 6 organisations and countries (Serbia, Italy, FYROM, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Germany).

Specific objectives of the training course are:
• To share realities and experiences with discrimination, exclusion and marginalization of different groups (including migrants and refugees) in different European countries
• To increase participants’ knowledge and understanding about asylum seekers and other socially excluded and marginalised groups in our communities
• To increase participants’ understanding and knowledge of different aspects, concepts, stakeholders and supporters of social entrepreneurship; and their competences for social entrepreneurship / Competences as social entrepreneurs
• To further develop competences for Needs analysis and survey of socially excluded groups (including immigrants and asylum seekers) in our communities; as well as competences in defining, planning and coordinating quality youth work projects which contribute to social entrepreneurship with/for immigrants, refugees and other marginalised groups
• To increase participants’ knowledge about other EU/European and national (funding) possibilities related to youth social entrepreneurship
• To provide interaction of our youth workers with asylum seekers and thus to get our youth workers motivated for more consistent engagement on youth work for inclusion and acceptance

The training course will be hosted in the hostel in Ferrara (IT) which is social enterprise and employs and gathers asylum seekers to offer them opportunity to be employed while waiting for their asylums to be resolved.

Thus, in the programme of that training course we have planned and arranged the whole morning of Living Library with the asylum seekers. Thanks to that element, our participants will be able to see specific NFE method (Living library) adapted for the specific circumstances and target groups and will be inspired and motivated to work on issues of inclusion and acceptance of diversity deeply.

Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education. The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:
• Active youth workers willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on the training course
• Willing to take action in the field of employability, social entrepreneurship, inclusion and acceptance of diversity of immigrants, refugees and other youth with fewer opportunities, setting up the international, local and online NFE projects
• 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. Serbia – 275 eur
2. Italy – 20 eur
3. Croatia – 180 eur
4. FYROM – 275 eur
5. Bosnia and Hercegovina – 275 eur
6. Germany – 275 eur

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

Association “Centre for modern living competences” – NGO

Co-organiser:

Ferfilo Associazione Sportiva Dilletantistica, Italy – NGO

Phone: 0039 327 0467200

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Education & Mentoring for Social entrpreneurs.pdf

Contact for questions:

Enrico Taddia

E-Mail: projects@ferfilo.com

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Youth Exchange: Instruments for Social Inclusion

Dates: 5 – 11 November 2018

Venue: Cagliari, Italy

Eligible are 6+1 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 42 participants coming from: Italy, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Greece, Croatia

Application deadline: 28th September 2018

The project “Instruments for Social Inclusion” is a youth exchange that will involve 42 youngsters from Italy, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Romania.

Description

The project will take place in Cagliari, Italy, from 5 to 11 November 2018 and the main topics are exclusion, immigration and the role of the music as a tool to encourage the social inclusion process.

The increase of immigrant flows at European level, is causing the spread of xenophobia and racism, and is causing the success of extremist political factions, which undermines the European Union stability and impede the social inclusion process.

We strongly believe that the music, thanks to its nature of universal language is a perfect tool to combat these prejudices and stereotypes, which come from a lack of dialogue and cultural awareness and from communication difficulties.

The biggest aim of “Instruments for Social Inclusion” is to enhance the social inclusion process through the music and has these specific objectives:

– explore the topic of social inclusion and share good practices developed at European level in this field;
– analyse the European situation about migratory flows;
– create 5 musical tracks about social inclusion;
– use music to promote social inclusion;
– boost the mobility opportunities of the Erasmus plus programme as tool for the social inclusion and personal development.

Working Methods
All the Seminar activities will be done through the methods of non-formal education. The activities will be for example brain storming’s, plenary discussions, simulations, role plays, team building, energizers, ice breakers and many others. Non formal education is voluntary, no hierarchical and all its methods are based on the concept of learning by doing

The Participants Profile: 1 group leader + 6 participants = tot 7 people

Leaders Profile: experienced youth workers, activists who are actively engaged in each partner organization. Leaders are trained in intercultural learning, organizational management, conflict management and crises and possibly be a musician.

Young Participants: The ideal participant should be volunteers or active members from Partners’ organisations and they must be highly motivated to contribute to the project success. We will include youngsters with fewer opportunities.

The selection will be based on the following criteria:
EXPERIENCE in projects tackling exclusion, discrimination and violence affecting young people
MOTIVATION and capacity to develop actions for and with young people on the topic of social inclusion and migrants
INTEREST IN THE TOPIC(s) and possibilities to share about it
OPPORTUNITY to use actively their learning to implement activities
PRO-ACTIVE IDEAS to contribute to the activity, follow-up and dissemination plan.

GENDER BALANCE needs to be followed as much as possible. Participants will be selected through a common application process run by the applicant together with the partners organisations.

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Costs

 

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

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus + program, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Organizer:

Association SarditineraOnlus – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket for participants: 18 – 30 years old

Group’s leader: 18+

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Training Course; YES! to Dialogue

Dates: 26 October – 3 November 2018

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Armenia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 30th September 2018

Erasmus+ training course for youth workers and youth leaders on the topic of antidiscrimination and inclusion for people with migrants/refugee background
Growing number of refugees and migrants in Europe has brought a significant change to our societies and posed entirely new challenges to NGO activists working with youth.

General Description

While designing any kind of activity for youngsters, we need to take into consideration the cultural background of our beneficiaries and create a space where diversity is appreciated and where it is safe for participants to express themselves.

At the same time we need to be aware that working with culturally diverse groups can and often does have a big potential for conflicts coming from lack of understanding and if not addressed can also generate tensions leading to radicalization of attitudes.

The proposed training course is a continuation of the “No to Discrimination” Erasmus+ project that have been coordinated by CAYNEX (Georgia) and Migrants & Minorities Network (Germany) and implemented in Georgia in November 2017.

During this training we focused on identifying mechanisms of exclusion, discussed issues related to (cultural) identity and explored the theories behind stereotype creation. This time we would like to propose a training that is more focused on finding solutions rather than identifying challenges.

Therefore, this project is to gather provide its participants with theories and practice of organizing non-formal educational activities in culturally diverse groups. We will focus on discovering how to plan activities that are based on appreciating differences, how to encourage participants to express themselves freely, how to monitor the learning process and its outcomes, and finally, how to address conflicts stemming from cultural differences.

Objectives:
– To provide participants with theories, practical tools and methods on organizing non-formal educational activities to be implemented in groups with diverse cultural background
– To explore crucial elements that need to be taken into consideration, such as planning, learning progress monitoring, evaluation, risk assessment and conflict prevention/transformation
– To discover the concept of intercultural dialogue and theories behind it, finding connections between them and the everyday practice of youth work
– To create a network of like-minded organizations and individuals ready to cooperate on future activities aiming at promoting cultural diversity

Participants Profile
– Youth workers and youth leaders actively working for an NGO that aims for promoting intercultural dialogue/works with youth of migrant background
– Motivated to increase their understanding of intercultural dialogue and learn new methods for promoting diversity
– Ready to plan and implement concrete follow-up projects on a local level
– Eager to share their experience and knowledge on working with youth with diverse cultural background
– Interested in setting further co-operation with similar organizations from other European countries
Being able to communicate in English fluently
– Residents of Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine or Moldova

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Costs

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme. All the costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the project.

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to the following amount per person:

Georgia: 0 EUR
Armenia: 150 EUR
Ukraine: 245 EUR
Moldova: 245 EUR

Greece: 245 EUR
Germany: 330 EUR
Italy: 330 EUR
Spain: 790 EUR

Note that the amount is 30 EUR lower than the Erasmus+ travel grant per person. We dedicate this 30 EUR per person to organize transport from Tbilisi to Bakuriani (the project venue) and back.

This project has no participation fee

Application

Organizer:

Caucasus Youth Nexus – NGO

Co-organizer:

Migrants & Minorities Network – NGO

Phone: +995 555 66 48 14

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kasia Kowalska

E-Mail: katarzyna.m.kowalska@gmail.com

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Training Course: Difference, Likeness, Hybrid Identity

Dates: 26 November – 4 December 2018

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Armenia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 30th September 2018

Training course for youth workers and young leaders interested in the topic of identity, intercultural dialogue, and working with youth with diverse cultural background

Following the 2015-2016 refugee crisis in the European Union, serious challenges are to be expected in terms of integration and assimilation of the youth.

It is especially the case for associations working with young people with an immigrant background. With unequal government support and in a general context of nationalistic tensions, young immigrants are always under the risk of criminalization. Furthermore, as social media is the extremists’ favorite medium of communication, the youth became an easy target for radicalization.

The development of new educational approaches based on creativity, interactivity and peer-to-peer learning is key in the sound social inclusion of young people and in the prevention of these phenomena.

In this vein, the use of a diversity of informal learning methods – such as artistic expression, role-playing games and simulations – is especially relevant for raising the awareness of young people on diversity and identity with different viewpoints.

Youth workers are the cornerstone of this philosophy, and this training focuses on equipping them with the necessary tools and methods to address these issues with young people. The objective is to encourage the creation of platforms where differences are not only accepted and tolerated, but also conveyed in a way that blurs the borders and dividing lines between them.

This training aims at helping youth workers to approach the most relevant issues related to the challenges of interculturalism, including diversity, pluralism, freedom of expression and other fundamental rights.

It will also familiarize participants with ways to inform the youth of their rights and opportunities and encourage them to advocate for improvements of youth support in their respective countries. For doing so, the training will introduce a variety of methods, including some interactive training and favorising peer-to-peer exchanges.

Objectives:
– To increase participating youth workers’ competencies on how to approach cultural diversity
– To present and analyze theories related to culture and intercultural dialogue and reflect upon how those theories have influence on everyday practice of working with youth with diverse cultural background
– To explore how methods based on artistic/creative expression and improvisation can be used in bringing together youth from minority and majority groups
– To share best practices on preventing violent radicalization of young people’s attitudes and promoting intercultural dialogue
– To develop a network of like-minded individuals and organizations ready to cooperate on future projects related to intercultural learning and 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 explore the potential of artistic/creative methods in youth work
– Ready to share best practices based on their own experience
– Interested in setting further co-operation with similar organizations from other European countries
– Being able to communicate in English fluently

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Costs

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

All the costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the project.

The travel costs will be reimburse up to the following amount per person:

Georgia: 0 EUR
Armenia: 150 EUR
Ukraine: 245 EUR
Moldova: 245 EUR

Greece: 245 EUR
Italy: 330 EUR
Germany: 330 EUR
France: 500 EUR
Spain: 790 EUR

Note that the amount is 30 EUR lower than the Erasmus+ travel grant per person. We dedicate this 30 EUR per person to organize transport from Tbilisi to Bakuriani (the project venue) and back.

This project has no participation fee

Application

Organizer:

Caucasus Youth Nexus – NGO

Phone: +995 555 66 48 14

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; Daily Schedule, Differrence, Likeness, Hybrid Identity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kasia Kowalska

E-Mail: katarzyna.m.kowalska@gmail.com

Wroclaw

Training Course Equality: NOT optional

Dates: 16-24 September 2018

Venue: Sępólno Krajeńskie and Toruń, Poland

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Spain

Application deadline: 30th August 2018

With this training course we wish to remind youth workers that in order to be effective, fair, inclusive and contribute to creation of society with greater equality, gender dimension has to be taken into account during any youth work activity.

General Description

ATTENTION! This will bring together 26 youth workers, educators from Latvia, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Estonia, Italy, Croatia and Poland. With this call we are only looking for additional participants from Poland(3), Latvia(3), Hungary(3), Italy(3), Estonia(3) and Spain(1).

Youth workers need to realize that gender inequality is not something far away from their reality, but male-dominated, patriarchal and hetero-normative principles consciously or unconsciously influence all of us and young people in particular in their identity-making process.

Young people often find it difficult to fit in traditional gender perceptions and roles and neither of the genders benefits from this robust system. Youth workers should play more active role to support young people to deal with these challenges. That’s why the objectives of this TC have been defined as follow:

-Developing awareness and understanding about various concepts related to gender and how it connects to promoting common values in Europe and daily youth work reality.
-Understanding the mechanisms of discrimination and violence and how it affects individuals and society – with special focus on gender and how it affects young people.
-Sharing realities when it comes to respect for diversity and inclusion in the represented countries and regions paying special attention to aspects of gender equality and violence against women.

-Exploring role of youth workers and power of NFL to promote positive social change and developing skills of applying NFL tools to fight against violence and discrimination based on gender.
-Planning and implementing concrete follow-up activities to promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion at local level.

The link to the on-line Application Form (as well as everything you should know about this TC) you can find in the Infopack that is attached to this call.

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Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food is fully covered.

Travel costs will be cover up to following budget (max/person):
Spain: 360 €
Estonia, Italy, Latvia and Hungary: 275 €
Poland: 0 €

NO participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

Stowarzyszenie “Dorośli – Dzieciom” – NGO

Phone: +48 600062665

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Equality.pdf

Contact for questions:

Daniel Wargin

E-Mail: daniello13@wp.pl

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Partnership-building Activity: BUILDING BRIDGES FOR INCLUSION II

Dates: 11-16 December 2018

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 14th October 2018

Are you interested to increase the impact and quality of youth inclusion projects? Are you searching for new solid partners to implement challenging inclusion projects in the frame of Erasmus+ Programme? So this activity is for you!

General Description

The main aim of this Partnership Building Activity is to encourage the use of Erasmus+ Programme as a tool to promote inclusion projects in the non formal education context, fostering trustable networks and partnerships among youth organization to develop future projects under the topic of inclusion & diversity.

Specific objectives:

1. To explore the concepts of social inclusion/exclusion and young people with fewer opportunities in the frame of Erasmus+ Youth, increasing our organizations capacity to develop future quality inclusion & diversity projects;
2. To provide a meeting point for organizations to exchange information about future projects, exchange of best practices and tools on inclusion initiatives and projects, allowing networking and building new partnerships between organizations;
3. To promote and support the design of inclusion & diversity projects to be implemented in the framework of Erasmus+ programme.

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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.

Note for sending NA´s, this training is from TCA 2018

Application

 

Organizer:

Spanish National Agency

Co-organizer:

Portuguese NA – National Agency

Phone: +34 91 782 76 25

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; Schedule for Building Bridges.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marina Riaza

E-Mail: riazacm@injuve.es

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.