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Training Course Cherry on the cake: Youth exchange in the context of a long term work with groups of young people

Dates: 26-30 June 2018

Venue: Laško, Slovenia

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

Application deadline: 30th April 2018

Have you already led a Youth Exchange within the E+ and remained interested in how you can dig deeper into specific aspects? Would you like to know more about the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a youth exchange?

General Description

Do you ever wonder how to keep the young people you work with motivated, and how you can take your local youth work to the “next level”? Have you already led a Youth Exchange within the Erasmus+ programme and remained interested in how you can better discover its learning potential and dig deeper into specific aspects? Would you like to know more about the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a youth exchange?

This 3-day training course will address many questions and try to open creative space for finding answers regarding different quality aspects of Youth Exchanges and their potential for non-formal learning in youth work.

The course will also explore challenges that international setting brings to working with young people. The activity will consist of preparation exercises and residential training course.

The training concept has been developed as a means for systematic support for organizations working with young people from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Western Balkan region, who already have the basic understanding and experience in Youth Exchanges. The training is also an opportunity for contact making and partnership building for future cooperation among the organizations.

Aim and Objectives
The aim of the training course is to deepen the understanding of the potential and possibilities of a Youth Exchange as a tool for non-formal learning in long-term work with young people.

The objectives of the programme are to:

– Explore the potential of Youth Exchanges for motivation, learning and empowerment in long term work with young people;
– Increase the participants’ understanding of the importance of involving young people in all phases of a Youth Exchange and the tailoring it according to their needs;
– Increase the participants’ understanding of the role of a Youth Leader in all phases of a Youth Exchange;
– Develop participants’ competences to recognize the potential for learning in all phases of a Youth Exchange and support the learning processes of everyone involved;
– Identify the challenges of international setting a Youth Exchange brings and reflect on how to approach them;
– Explore the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a Youth Exchange.

Programme of the Training Course

The programme will start on the 26th of June in the Evening and end on the 29th of June in the evening. Therefore, please note that the arrival and departure days are 26th and 30th of June.

The programme of the activity will be designed based on the aims and objectives, connected with needs of the participants and they will receive it prior to the event.

The training course aims to bring together 25 participants from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and Partner Countries of the Western Balkan region who:
– Work with young people on a regular basis (youth workers, youth leaders…) ;
– Have implemented at least one Youth Exchange within the Erasmus+ programme as a youth leader;
– Are interested in the development of new Youth Exchanges;
– Are interested in integrating digital approaches and tools in their work with young people in the frame of Youth Exchanges;
– Are capable of working in English language;
– Are 18 years old or older.

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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

This TCA is from 2018 budget

Application

 

Organizer:

MOVIT, National agency of Erasmus+ Youth in action programme

Co-organizer:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Phone: +386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Maja Drobne

E-Mail: info@mva.si

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 YOCOMO: 1st pilot course for youth workers based on the ETS competence model for youth workers to work internationally

Dates: 4-10 June 2018

Venue: Rome, Italy

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

Application deadline: 30th April 2018

This very first pilot training course is based upon and articulated around the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers To Work Internationally, developed in the context of the European Training Strategy (ETS) by SALTO T&C RC.

General Description

This Pilot training course is a first step into the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers.

It AIMS at being a unique journey of educational opportunities meant for you, passionate and adventurous youth workers, who are ready and willing to reflect on, share and discover your personal unique journeys, and explore how to work with competence models.

Therefore, if…
– you are a youth worker and you already have experience with international mobilities, but want to develop your competences further,
– you are interested to experience working with a competence model and developing within, and
– you are looking for a great opportunity to meet other colleagues and share, exchange, support and evolve…
…this course might be for you!

Objectives
– To explore a competence-based approach and the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers: WHAT it IS what it is NOT;
– To experiment, play and see how the Competence Model can be used in your practice;
– To focus on particular parts and/or aspects of the Competence Model and explore them in more depth;
– To dedicate time for self-exploration and reflective practice;
– To work with (self)assessment/reflection in the framework of the Competence Model;
– To explore how to make your learning and development beneficial for groups/organisations/communities;
– To share educational practices from your youth work experience and plan further.

General Concept of the Pilot Courses:
The pilot courses (what is meant to become their final versions) are developed as a support for youth workers in their competence development. Each course will focus on different dimensions and levels of complexity of the competence model.

Hence, the series of pilot courses will support fine-tuning and developing the final versions of the courses based on the competence model for youth workers. Participating in this first pilot course does not mean that you are obliged to take part in the next ones!

Target Group
The pilot courses are designed for youth workers or those active in youth work on a regular basis, actively involved in activities with young people and in designing, implementing and evaluating pedagogical activities for young people, particularly those linked with the mobility of young people. As participant, you be asked to direct your own learning and to have the ability to self-assess your competences (attitudes, skills, knowledge and behaviours). You must have a structure that supports you (NGO, school, municipality, youth centre, etc.). A fairly good knowledge English is necessary since it is the working language.

Note: because this is not yet the final version of the course, we hope to have participants who are able to provide conductive feedback and recommendation after the course. However, please note that this first pilot course will correspond to what – in the final versions – will become an introduction to working on / with competence models.

The team of trainers for this first pilot course are Salvi Greco and Snežana Bačlija Knoch. Following the selection process, the training team might contact selected participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme. This is to ensure that your needs are taken into account in order to maximise the potential that the course offers.

Methodology
This pilot course (and the future final editions) is based on a long-term format and blended learning, meaning that it includes:
– One residential course of 5 full working days;
– Online work before (light preparation) and after (to harvest);
– Because of its experimental nature, the pilot course plans a final consolidation meeting of about 2 days, most possibly in September 2018.
The general approach is based on the principles of non-formal learning.

The WORKING DAYS are 5-9 June (arrivals on the 4th late afternon and departures on the 10th in the morning).

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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.

Information for NAs: this is funded through TCA 2017.

Application

 

Organizer:

Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG) – National Agency

Co-organizer:

SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: YOKOMO Draft Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic

E-Mail: gisele@salto-youth.net

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: Step into Strategic Partnerships

Dates: 22-28 October 2018

Venue: Bonn, Germany

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

Application deadline: 10th June 2018

A basic and generic training course supporting the first steps of potential applicants into medium and large-scale Strategic Partnerships aiming at innovation in the youth field.

General Description

If you are a professional working in experienced youth work organisation and willing to develop innovative practices for the youth work field, this course might be for you!

The course will focus on providing a thorough understanding about Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme’s funding opportunities for the development of international Strategic Partnership projects.

Strategic Partnership projects are new opportunities for sustainable international cooperation and innovation in the youth field within Erasmus+ Youth in Action. These projects have a lot of potential for the development of innovative ideas and concepts of wider relevance for the youth field in Europe.

With this training course we aim to increase competences for the development of quality Strategic Partnership projects (within Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ Youth in Action), aiming for innovation in the field of youth.

Throughout the 5 days course, you will have opportunities to:
• Explore essential aspects about Strategic Partnership projects being part of the Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme
• Understand quality requirements for Strategic Partnerships
• Get to know examples of such projects
• Grasp the concept of innovation in the field of youth on European level
• Explore what does it take to build and sustain an equal partnership among organisations
• Understand the main principles of building a structure of activities, outputs and a budget of a Strategic Partnership project
• Learn about the tools supporting the management of such Projects
• Meet other youth work professionals aiming to explore Strategic Partnership projects and sustainable cooperation.

Participants’ profile
We are looking for participants who:
• are able to communicate in English (it will be the main working language)
• are directly working in an organisation or institution linked to the field of Youth, based in one of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme countries
• are experienced in managing projects in the youth field

• are willing to develop innovative practices within the field of youth on international level
• so far have not implemented a Strategic Partnership under Key Action 2 within the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme
• have a specific idea and willingness to explore possibilities to develop and implement Strategic Partnership projects.

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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.

Application

 

Organizer:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Phone: +49 228 9506227

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ingrid Müller

E-Mail: mueller@jfemail.de

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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PBA Queerasmus+: A Contact Making Seminar

Dates: 27-31 May 2018

Venue: Haraldsheim, Oslo, Norway

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 22nd April 2018

Are you working for/with a group of young people that can identify with the big and diverse LGBTQI umbrella? Would you like to meet other queer youth groups to network and learn about how you can get grants to realise your international cooperation?

General Description

Queerasmus+ is a contact making seminar where we invite representatives for queer youth groups to

-learn from and get inspired by each other’s activities
-find new reliable partners and build a safe and solid fundament for future cooperation
-come up with creative ideas for international cooperation
-get familiar with Erasmus+ and the funding possibilities it offers

The seminar will be based on non-formal learning activities such as games, team building activities, organisation fair, speed dating, roleplay, interactive presentations, workshops and group tasks.

Who: Participants should be youth workers, youth leaders or young representatives (18+) from a queer youth group or youth organisation. The contact making seminar is also open for participants from LGBTQI friendly organisations.

Participants should be interested in establishing international partnerships and be able to make decisions on behalf of the young people they are representing.

Participants have to be able to use English as a working language.

The call is open for all Program countries, with a priority for participants from Norway, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Netherlands and Spain.

Expected outcome: Participants should demonstrate with partners, ideas on how to apply for an international youth project together

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme (2017 Budget).

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.

Application

 

Organizer:

Erasmus+ Aktiv Ungdom – National Agency

Co-organizer:

Injuve – National Agency

Nederlands Jeugdinstitut – National Agency

Phone: +47 46615122

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Gry Nesse

E-Mail: gry.nesse@bufdir.no

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: Second Stop for Effective Inclusion

Dates: 24 June – 1 July 2018

Venue: Yerevan, Armenia

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesWestern Balkan countriesEastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan

Application deadline: 20th April 2018

The main aim of the project is to equip young people with tools which increase the competences to find, direct and integrate young newcomers.

General Description

Migration is one of the major social, economic and political issues of the contemporary societies and is challenge both for migrants and for the hosting communities.

Newcomers are people who were proud yesterday of their homes, position in a society, very often they are well educated, but they are refugees, migrants or asylum-seekers now.

We see that youth organizations and young people can be the key problem-solvers through their daily work to find and integrate newcomers. If organizations are not inclusive, the other layers of society can easily exclude all “newcomers” as well. In addition, the awareness level on the possibilities and ways of social help is low.

Under the word “newcomer” we understand not only all the people on the move, but who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. We include also people fleeing war-torn countries, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives.

Besides, we include the people who are seeking better social life, higher education, etc. As a result, we agreed on the word Newcomers to describe all above-mentioned people. To be considered a newcomer, a person should have cultural and mentality differences from the society where he or she newly arrived.

We understand the importance of solving the situation through NGOs and youth organizations to work with newcomers, help them with their problems in the host country.

Here we consider the newcomer’s entrance, administrative relations with governmental, local authorities, police and legal bodies as the first stop. After this stage, at the Second Stop taking into account the cultural differences, the newcomer can get isolated from the society if there is no any youth work for inclusion.

The third stop is the newcomers’ final “integration” and becoming citizen. Reaching to this stage a newcomer can remain not integrated into the host society and not become an active citizen.

The main aim of the project:

To equip young people with tools which increase the competences to find, direct and integrate young newcomers.

The objectives of the project:

To provide Youth organizations with a user-friendly handbook with tools, materials, cartoons, infographics, resources, which will increase capacity to work on finding migrants’, refugees’ and newcomers’ and make their adaptation easier by giving social assistance, work on social inclusion and transition from a newcomer to a full member of the society.

To provide 30 youth workers from 10 countries with appropriate capacities, to focus on the role of youth organizations to make newcomers’ “Second Stop” (inclusion into youth work) smooth and harmonious to the host society.

To increase the number of newcomers in each of youth organization during next 6 months to encourage and develop intercultural learning, increase the exchange of experience between old and newcomers thus creating peaceful community.

To promote the active civic engagement of young newcomers by providing public mediums for dialogue and cultural expression, as well as important resources to make a positive impact within their communities at large.

To develop materials for handbook, mainly aimed to support for inclusive youth work and youth organization

The training course aims to bring participants who are youth workers, activists, youth leaders, members of WostAYN network and/or are from partner youth organizations from across Europe (especially from communities having Newcomers). During the selection big importance will be given to the youth workers dealing with Newcomers /migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, international students, resettles)

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Costs

 

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

Travel expenses and visa costs are reimbursed upon presentation of the relevant receipts, according to the rules of the Council of Europe.

Only the participants who attend the entire training course may be reimbursed.

Board and lodging will be provided and paid for by the organizer.

Application

 

Organizer:

World Armenian Youth Network WostAYN – NGO

Co-organizer:

European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe – NGO

Phone: +37495929669

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack 2nd Stop.pdf

Contact for questions:

Diana Yeghiazaryan

E-Mail: wostayn@europe.com

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Training Course FITA 5: From Idea To Action 5

Dates: 18-24 June 2018

Venue: Cercedilla (Madrid), Spain

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 6th May 2018

From Idea to Action 5 is a 5 days training aimed to empower participants to develop their competences promoting and supporting Youth Entrepreneurship in social field. It is part of the Strategic Partnership Youth@Work on Employability and Entrepreneurship

General Description

“From Idea to Action 5” is the fifth edition of a 5 days training day, which target youth workers and youth leaders. The main aim of this Training Course is to empower participants to develop their competences promoting and supporting Youth Entrepreneurship in social field. This will be done by experiencing themselves the process and steps of putting ideas into concrete actions plans during the Training Course.

This Training Course is included in the framework of the Youth@Work Strategy on Employability and Entrepreneurship

Our aim is to empower the youth workers and leaders in the promotion of the culture of entrepreneurship among the youngsters. Despite having good ideas, many young people don’t know the necessary tools to develop their initiatives or entrepreneurial projects; they need to be supported and accompanied to put them in practice.

This support is specially important and needed in the case of youngsters with fewer opportunities. Even if many youth workers can promote the idea of initiative and entrepreneurship, they cannot support the youngsters in the implementation of the projects, they lack of experience or preparation on the topic.

That’s why, in this TC, the participants will:

• Empower themselves and increase their competences to be able to support the young people they are working with in the processes of entrepreneurship,
• by experimenting in themselves the process of starting an social entrepreneurial project
• and by analyzing what was useful, positive, a motivation, interesting… and also the difficulties they lived in their own process

So it will be based in an experiential learning activity; learning by doing. Therefore, the participants should come with an idea to work on it as an example to learn the process and steps of putting it in reality. Maybe even to be implemented afterwards in your own reality.

During this project we will work with a wide spectrum of projects, from social local entrepreneurial projects to international projects, especially Erasmus+ programme in the field of Youth.

Concrete objectives of the TC are:

• To give the opportunity to participants to learn key elements and concepts of being entrepreneurial and how to support youth social entrepreneurship.
• To get familiar with concepts and tools and practice how to apply them and transfer them to the youngsters they are working with.
• To explore different options for finding the right match between existing frames and social entrepreneurial ideas.
• To create a network that will allow support, networking, cooperation and sharing of experiences among the participants.

Methodology:

The didactic methodology of the training will be based in three main points:

• Mix of theoretical inputs combined with practical exercises to allow the comprehension of the concepts and tools.
• Working with different learning methods based on non-formal education: self-directed learning methods, peer to peer learning, supporting groups… to allow the transfer of the learning into different situations and their reality.
• Using the existing resources in the TC: participants, facilitators and real entrepreneurial examples that we will get to know during the TC
• TCA 2018

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Application

 

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:

Spanish National Agency

Co-organizer:

Autonomous Region of Madrid

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timetable FITA5.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ana I. Rodríguez Contreras

E-mail: tca@injuve.es

E-Mail: tca@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.

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Training Course: Le Pouvoir des Educations – The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 27 October – 1 November 2018

Venue: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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

Application deadline: 20th June 2018

ATTENTION: French speaking seminar!

To promote complementarity between actors from formal and non-formal education towards a more inclusive society. The programme will be build around a diversity of interactive and participative methods.

General Description

Why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods.
– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.

– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.
– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).
– To reconsider daily youth work practices.
– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Youth in Action.

How it will be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring.

To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

Objectives:

– To promote education as an effective tool for empowerment.
– To promote cross-sectorial cooperation in education by bridging different approaches and methods between formal and non-formal education actors
– To identify what we have in common between formal and non-formal education
– To make participants feel and reflect about the power of different educational activities used during the training course
– To fight against passivity of learners by growing curiosity and motivation to learn in any educational settings
-To reconsider our daily educational practices

The pedagogical process

A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:
– Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercise…)
– Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…
– Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people
– Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.

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Application

 

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 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.

For this training acommodation will be in single rooms.

Organizer:

ANEFORE in collaboration with the Service National de la Jeunesse – National Agency

Phone: 00 352 2478 6477

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Les Pouvoir des Educations.pdf

Contact for questions:

Myriam Putzeys

E-Mail: myriam.putzeys@snj.lu

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.