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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

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Training Course: The Rainbow Spectactor

Dates: 14-22 November 2017

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 10th October 2017

Based in the inspirational force of Theatre of the Oppressed and focused in the LGBTIQ worlwide movement, this training will take a look at the quality and innovativeness of international projects from the inclusive practical perspective.

Description

The inspirational force of the Theatre of the Oppressed, August Boal, has termed the new type of spectator that comes out of the Forum process a “spect-actor”, a new type of audience who is not passive but participates actively in the process by going on the stage.

“Rainbow” is related to the rainbow flag, an identification of the LGBTIQ movement worldwide. The scope of the colours is telling of the scope of sexuality and sexual preference, and how as a flag, it has been come a symbol of acceptance and social cohesion.

In the Theatre of the Oppressed, the audience becomes active, such that as “spect-actors” they explore, show, analyse and transform the reality in which they are living. Through Theatre of the Oppressed we can liberate and better understand ourselves, our communities and our world.

The Aim of this training is to raise awareness of 27 youth workers from 12 countries about social inclusion, develop variety of non-formal skills, knowledge and attitudes regarding theoretical and practical frames for inclusion, and wider implementation in practical youth work.

The learning objectives of the training course are the following:

• Gaining more knowledge and developing new skills regarding discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes recognition
• Empathizing with the position of the oppressed, and her/his personal, social and professional development during different youth work activities;
• Promoting an anti-discrimination, inclusive speech and approach on every level, particularly on the basis of sensitive social groups identity, as the only acceptable method of communication and of resolving conflict;
• Developing skills on creating stories, theatre plays, workshops, and informational campaign for promoting tolerance, politically sensitive and non hate speech and action;
• Encouraging young people’s active participation in society, and especially to empower youth to take an active role in their communities in fighting discrimination;
• Gaining knowledge and developing new skills on Youthpass as a recognition tool for non-formal learning;
• To raise awareness of the key competences and develop different methods that can be used in practice within sensitive group activities;

Which kind of learning activities are you going to find in this training?:

– Group dynamics, confidence games, groupal games.
– Stereotypes: what are them? Should we embrace or condemn them?
– Discrimination and Prejuice: Visual Workshop

– Opression: Practical presentation.
– Theatre of the Oppressed: Techniques and methodology
– Using theatre as a tool.
– Workshop design
– Video tools production
– Learn more about the Erasmus+ Programme and the possibilities that it offers.
– Youth pass certificate.

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Costs

 

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

Being selected for the project, food and accommodation will be covered for the entire project 100%.

Travel costs will be reimbursed 100% within the maximum amount covered by Cypriot National Agency, namely up to

360 € to participants from Denmark. Up

275 € to participants from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Italia, FYROM, Greece, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey

No fee is requested.

Application

 

Organizer:

Rooftop Theatre Ltd. – NGO

Phone: +35796850457

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Javier Esteban

E-Mail: juventa.sl@gmail.com

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Training Course: Practice Peace 2017/18

Dates: 28 October – 3 November 2017

Venue: Krzyżowa, Poland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Germany, KOSOVO*, Poland, Serbia, Turkey

Application deadline: 30th September 2017

Practice Peace is a two-stage training course on discrimination, conflict management and peace. It involves a simulation game and 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 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.

The first part (28.10. – 03.11.2017 in Krzyżowa, Poland) consists of a simulation game. The participants immerse themselves in a scenario from the Northern Ireland Conflict and take the role of real-life figures. They acquire an understanding of social, religious and political discrimination and develop strategies how to counter discrimination effectively.

In the second part (03.02. – 08.02.2018 in Novi Sad, Serbia), participants get to know practical anti-discrimination methods from the Theatre of the Oppressed and learn how apply them in their individual work context.

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 coordinator.

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

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

The participation fee covers both 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 40 / 45 / 50 €
– Germany 200 / 240 / 280 €
– KOSOVO* 40 / 45 / 50 €
– Poland 80 / 100 / 120 €
– Serbia 50 / 60 / 70 €
– Turkey 50 / 60 / 70 €

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

Application

 

Organizer:

Kreisau-Initiative e.V. – NGO

Phone: +49 (0)30 53 89 38 63 94

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Practice Peace.pdf

Contact for questions:

Patryk Grudzinski

E-Mail: grudzinski@kreisau.de

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)