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Study Visit: We Are All In (Study Visit and Partnership-building Activity)

Dates: 23-27 February 2020

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are max. 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia

Application deadline: 9th January 2020

The activity is a possibility for you to come to discover several volunteering projects that contribute to inclusion and at the same time to make contact with organisations that are interested in developing volunteering projects that focus on inclusion.

General Description

We are all living in this big world filled with contradictions. It is occupied with joy and richness but also with injustice and sadness. The world is not the same for all and there are invisible people with incredible wisdom in it. If you see the world in this way and you are willing to do your part in discovering hidden treasures you should apply for the ‘We Are All In’.

Please do not skip this opportunity because of insecurities or fear that inclusion and European projects are too complicated. Come, explore, learn and test yourself and we will be there to support you all the way.

Inclusion within volunteering activity means that a young person can come to organisation that works with and for young people with fewer opportunities or/and it means that a young person with fewer opportunities goes for volunteering in some organisation that seams interesting to them.

This Event is for you if you are a Representative of an Organisation

  • that has experience in volunteering project(s) within Erasmus+ and/or European Solidarity Corps (you have Quality Label) programmes and you are willing to explore how your volunteering project can support inclusion;
  • that has experience in working on inclusion and you are willing to explore how you can start using volunteering as a tool for your inclusion work;
  • that do not have any experience in inclusion or volunteering activities but has Quality Label and you are willing to develop volunteering activities that contribute to inclusion;
  • that wants to find possible partners for future projects.
  • By representative of organisation we mean that you are a coordinator/manager of volunteering or and inclusion projects, youth worker, youth leader or a principal/director of an organisation.

Objectives:

  1. Inspire participants to tackle inclusion issues in your local communities;
  2. Empower participants to use European Solidarity Corps as a tool for inclusion;
  3. Exchange ideas on different approaches and practices about inclusion within European Solidarity Corps volunteering activities;
  4. create space to Connect with other organisations

Expected Outputs and Outcomes

Participants will…

  • be able to develop concept of volunteering activity
  • amplify the quality of inclusion volunteering activities
  • exchange practices and approaches
  • understand better European solidarity core as a tool for inclusion
  • made new contacts for further developments of future activities

How are we going to work

We will use non-formal methods and participants are expected to actively participate in all segments of the programme. We will have field visits and some other surprises too.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency of European Solidarity Corps

Co-organiser:

  • DZS – Czech National Agency for International Education – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack We are all in.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Ifjúság

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu

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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European Solidarity Corps: Life Sharing Project

Dates: 24 February – 24 July 2020 (6 months volunteering project)

Venue: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Eligible is 1 participant coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 18th December 2019

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Solidarity Corps provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.

Description

The volunteer will spend 6 months at Camphill Community, located at the suburbs of Belfast and will work as a volunteer to promote rehabilitation and reintegration of people with fewer opportunities.

Volunteering has always been a fundamental aspect of what is provided at Glencraig. Each year 20 – 40 international volunteers would come and stay for at least a year at Glencraig. Most of these volunteers came from mainland Europe but some came from other Continents, Ireland and other parts of the UK.

In recent years there has been a decline in the number of volunteers coming to Glencraig because of this we set up a pilot project for three Erasmus+ volunteers who arrived in November 2018 and will stay for 1 year.

In order to expand on the pilot project, the Glencraig Life Sharing Project (GLSP) has been set up this will be an inclusive project where volunteers will live and work together with people who have a learning disability. The project will also be open to people with special needs and fewer opportunities.

  • Five days a week the volunteer will support people with a learning disability in one of the houses at Glencraig.
  • The volunteer will also be able to support people with a learning disability in the following inclusive settings: Farm, Garden, Estate, Laundry and Craft workshop.

The volunteer will be involved in volunteering activities for approximately 37.5 hours per week, either in the morning from 7am to 2.30pm or the afternoon/evening from 2pm to 9.30pm.

The volunteer will have two consecutive days off per week and 2.5 days holiday per month spread over the duration of the placement.

The volunteer will be able to access excellent public transport links to the nearby towns of Bangor, Holywood and Belfast. There are ESC volunteers in Belfast and Bangor, Glencraig will encourage volunteers participating in our project to link in with them during their stay. During the longer holiday periods volunteers can use the time to explore the lovely locations on the island of Ireland. Personal protective equipment will be provided but volunteers should bring adequate clothing for all weather conditions.

There will also be the opportunity for the volunteer to participate in the following social and cultural activities:

• Social and cultural activities organised in Glencraig and in the local area
• Participate in cultural projects such as plays, musical performances and activities
• Outdoor adventure, physical exercise and sporting activities
• Take part in activities that raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity, nature protection and the problems associated with climate change

Volunteer profile
The volunteer must be between 18 – 30 years of age at the start of the placement and have an interest in the following:

• Promote and develop inclusion for people with special needs and fewer opportunities
• Willing to engage with people who have a learning disability
• Enthusiastic to work in an environment with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and a wide range of abilities
• Undertake physical work that may be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Willing to engage in social and cultural activities outside of his/her primary volunteering activities
• It helps if the volunteer has a basic foundation in the English language and is willing to develop his/her skills in this language

The volunteer should have an interest in the following ESC topics:

• Health and wellbeing
• Environment and natural protection
• Creativity and Culture

The volunteer will have the possibility to develop his/her knowledge and experience in the following ESC areas:

• Working with disabled people
• Working with children / young people
• Healthcare
• Environment and natural protection
• Arts / music

The volunteer should be interested in developing the following qualities in themselves and others:

• Friendly, approachable and develop positive social relationships with others.
• Patient, supportive, respectful and be able to care for yourself and others.
• Inter cultural learning, the ability to communicate in different languages and by using other communication techniques e.g. Makaton.
• Creativity, with ability to think on your feet and adapt to the environment to provide enriching positive experiences for yourself and others.
• Skills and competence that will support your continual professional and personal development.
• Responsible, positive, enthusiastic attitude, increased understanding and awareness of yourself and others.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

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

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

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

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

  • Monthly allowance: 220 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Association Camphill Community Glencraig – Youth NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (18-30 years old), residents of Greece.

Magnet House

Training Course P.R.I.D.E: Promoting Rights, Inclusion, Diversity and Education

Dates: 16-24 February 2020

Venue: Magnet House, Veliki Gaj, Serbia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia

Application deadline: 24th December 2019

P.R.I.D.E training for trainers aims to build capacities of participants to become trainers in non formal education, to be able to autonomously run workshops and trainings under the topics of gender equality, fight against sexism and social inclusion.

General Description

In cooperation with other 7 organizations, the organization MAGNET is hosting a training for trainers in area of LGBTQ+ rights and feminism within the project “Promoting Rights, Inclusion, Diversity and Education – P.R.I.D.E”. The training will gather 24 participants from 8 countries (Serbia, Romania, North Macedonia, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Portugal, France) during 7 training days.

Specifically, the objectives of the training are:

• to provide basic knowledge of training strategies development, existing non formal education working methods on how to structure a workshop and a training course, create a coherent educational flow in order to transfer skills and knowledge to their participants;

• to support development of skills by practicing workshop facilitation on different topics;

• to provide space for discussions about challenges of being a trainer, as well as about political, ethical and professional aspect of the profession.

The methods that will be used are experiential, used in non formal education contexts of learning: games and energizers/brainergizers, exercises, icebreakers, team-building games, movement exercises, discussions, work in groups, role play, timeline, norm critical approach, image theater, living library, photo voice, community journalism.

This call is open for youth workers from partner organizations, that work with young people with fewer opportunities, especially young LGBTQ+ people.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and lodging are 100% covered by the Erasmus+ grant.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses are refunded depending on countries and are calculated accordingly to the Travel Distance Calculator of the EACEA (the amount depends of the route to the venue of the training as calculated by the Distance Calculator).

  • For participants from Serbia 20 EUR.
  • For participants from Croatia, Romania, Republic of North Macedonia 180 EUR.
  • For participants from France,  Greece, Italy 275 EUR.
  • For participants from Portugal 360 EUR.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

MAGNET – Youth NGO

Phone: +381693654842

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack for P.R.I.D.E.pdf

Contact for questions:

Jelisaveta Jovanovic

E-Mail: jelisaveta@magnet.house

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Training Course APPETISER: An introduction on how to use Erasmus+ for international youth work

Dates: 30 March – 3 April 2020

Venue: Danhostel Ishøj Strand, Denmark

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

 Application deadline: 6th January 2020

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ and partially the European Solidarity Corps Programmes.

General Description

Appetiser aims to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use the Erasmus+ Programme and to a certain extent though it will not be tackled as much in details – the European Solidarity Corps 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.

So:

  • Do you have experience as a youth work/leader at local level and yet did not organise international youth activities within Erasmus+ (or the European Solidarity Corps programmes)?
  • Do you want to know about Erasmus+ opportunities for international youth exchanges, volunteering activities 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, then 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+ Programme

– To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Programme

– To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice. The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ organises several Appetiser TCs per year.

You’ll find an overview here.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education – National Agency

Co-organisers:

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

Phone: +45 72 31 82 81

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Appetizer.pdf

Contact for questions:

Louise Frilund

E-Mail: lfr@ufm.dk

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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Conference: Value Fair 2020

Dates: 1-5 April 2020

Venue: Athens, Greece

Eligible are 110 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 31st January 2020

Value Fair 2020 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 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.

VALUE FAIR 2020 aims to support actors of youth field in sharing, understanding and exploring values through Non-Formal Education (NFE).

It focuses on how the following values: participation, sustainability, empathy, inclusion and equity, are approached, translated, promoted and transmitted.

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

Objectives:

  • To explore and exchange how we understand these values.
  • To question the place of these values in our agenda and daily life.
  • To critically reflect upon why and how youth workers/leaders support these values towards young people.
  • To understand and promote how Non-Formal Education (NFE) can support these values.
  • To highlight the current challenges related to these 5 values.
  • To explore how to maximize the impact of these values 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

Local impact and involvement: several events during the Value Fair 2020 are open to/involve the local community, this to enhance mutual learning and to enlarge the impact as such.

This event will take place in the city of Athens, where contrasts meet so clearly: ‘(very) rich and (very) poor’, ‘past and future’, ‘history and dreams’, ‘tourism and immigration’, different local stakeholders are involved in the organisation of Value Fair 2020.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – Greek National Agency

Phone: +30 2131314435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Panagiota Karametou

E-Mail: karametou.p@inedivim.gr

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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Seminar: Masterclass Webinar “Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange for youth organisations”

Dates: 10 December 2019

Venue: Webinar, Belgium – FR

Eligible are 100 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 9th December 2019

This webinar on 10/12/19 at 10:00 CET is for youth workers/teams interested in learning more about Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange and how you can integrate this initiative into your youth activity programs.

General Description

The Masterclass will present the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project and its current and future opportunities targeting European and South Mediterranean youth organisations.

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, part of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, provides an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning through ICT, encouraging intercultural dialogue, employability, and citizenship, strengthening the youth dimension of the EU neighbourhood policy.

Examples of the different activities young people can engage in through this project will be presented, together with ideas on how youth organisations can take part in the project
activities. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with participants and a Q&A session.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The event takes place online and there are no related costs to accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The webinar does not require travelling and no reimbursements are foreseen.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar. In case of cancellation less than 5 days before the webinar takes place, SALTO PI might take this into account in selection of participants in future events. We request responsibility and keeping agreements

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fabio Nascimbeni

E-Mail: f.nascimbeni@uni-med.net

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PBA: Make the Move VI

Dates: 28 April – 3 May 2020

Venue: Central Portugal, Portugal

Eligible are 50 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 3rd March 2020

A contact making seminar co-organized by NA BEFR and PT, in order to promote partnerships and develop quality Youth Exchanges, with a strong focus on Inclusion.

General Description

Over the past years, many youth exchange projects have been developed and run between organisations from different countries, born in the previous editions of this PBA.

An exciting and challenging intercultural encounter! In order to strengthen the partnerships and especially the quality of these projects, this partnership building activity aims to provide the needed support and training elements for the participants who intend to organise such a youth exchange in the near future.

Besides creating the opportunity for participants to create strong partnerships, we also wish to offer a real intercultural experience, as an inspirational example for future youth exchange implementations. This “Make the Move VI” will therefore take place for the 5th time in the very central Portugal. We will try to create a strong interaction with the local community, which adds a dimension of deep intercultural experience for the participants.

This PBA “Make the Move VI”, will focus on the following aspects:

  • Young people as actors in the different steps of a youth exchange, supported and coached by youth workers.
  • The local community as the integral supporting structure of a youth exchange .
  • The impact and permanent mark on a local community as a result of a youth exchange. The above features will not only be discussed and analysed, but will also be based upon real practical experience during the Partnership Building Activity.

Aims & Objectives:

  • To create an opportunity, to find good and reliable partners, to make youth exchanges, with a focus on inclusion projects
  • To understand what is needed to plan a youth exchange of good quality
  • To create a solid network of contacts and partnerships
  • To equip the youth workers with insight in their role as coach and support
  • To experience the possibilities of local involvement
  • To understand the impact and social change a youth exchange can have within the local community

Target Group:

The partner building activity is open for voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with young people, able to make decision in the name of their structure/group and plan to organise a youth exchange within the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme. Max 50 participants from Geographical Europe (Programme countries + Western Balkans + Eastern Europe and Caucasus and Russian Federation).

Priority will be given to participants from organisations or groups working on social inclusion of young people. Participants should be at least 18 years old. Be aware that this Partner Building Activity will be in English. The team can give extra language support in French, Portuguese, and Dutch when necessary.

Participants are expected to be part of the full duration of the Partnership Building Activity. All board and lodging is foreseen from Tuesday 28th of April dinner time, till after breakfast on Sunday 3rd of May 2020.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) – National Agency

Phone: + 32 2 5483881

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thierry Dufour

E-Mail: thierry.dufour@cfwb.be

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.