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Training Course: Action2Learn

Dates: 24 September – 4 October 2018

Venue: Vadul Lui Voda, Moldova

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Denmark, Italy, Moldova, Romania

Application deadline: 30th July 2018

A Training Course to give youth leaders skills, information, tools and methods, relevant for improving their work in facilitating volunteerism and promoting volunteering among youth in their respective countries.

General Description

The training course will give youth leaders skills, information, tools and methods, relevant for improving their work in facilitating volunteerism and promoting volunteering among youth in their respective countries.

The activity will bring 30 youth workers from Denmark, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Italy, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey.

The objectives of “Action 2 Learn” projects are:

• To Identify EU and local youth volunteering trends, similarities, differences and challenges.
• To Raise awareness on youth volunteerism and its associated benefits.
• To Identify and promote common youth volunteering policies, strategies, and approaches for EU and neighbouring regions
• To Improve competencies of youth organisations and youth workers in supporting and facilitating youth volunteerism.

If you are a youth leader from one of the eligble countries and wish to apply for this project, we kindly asky you to contact our project partners in your country before submitting an application. To recieve the contact details, write to daniel@intercollege.info

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Costs

 

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

All accomodation and meals are covered.

The EU contribution for the travel expenses per participant is as follows:
Denmark, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Italy, Bulgaria, Turkey 275€
Romania, Ukraine (if travelling over 100km from home to the venue) 180€
Moldova (if traveling over 10km from home to the venue) 20€

Participants shall be reimbursed for their travel expenses up to the amount available for their countries and no more than their real costs.

The reimbursements will be made through bank transfers within 45 days after the organizer have received the original documentation by post.

Additionally, the reimbursement will be performed only if the following conditions are met:
1. Participants submit their individual participant report as requested by the European Commission through the Mobility Tool;
2. Participants and their sending organizations send the organizers a proof of dissemination activities.

Application

 

Organizer:

FORA Hvidovre – NGO

Co-organizer:

InterCollege – NGO

Phone: +4552728262

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Action2Learn.pdf

Contact for questions:

Daniel Shillcock

E-Mail: daniel@intercollege.info

Leeds

Training Course Impact+: Seminar for Vocational Education & Training

Dates: 8-9 October 2018

Venue: The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 24th August 2018

The seminar will equip participants with the skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities. Participants will learn how to use the Impact+ Exercise to explore, understand, prioritise and disseminate the impact of their activities.

General Description

The seminar aims to contribute to the evidence-based analysis of project results. It will do this by equipping participants with the skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities.

Ultimately, this will improve the quality of the evidence base for Erasmus+. Content will focus on learning how to use the UK NAs Impact+ Exercise.

The main objectives are:
• To help beneficiaries understand the concept of impact assessment.
• To train beneficiaries so that they are able to identify their project impact and outcomes, develop suitable indicators, and identify suitable data sources.
• To help beneficiaries use impact evidence in their dissemination by identifying relevant audiences, stakeholders and communication mechanisms.

The seminar will include a number of practical group exercises designed to familiarise participants with
(i) the stages of the Impact+ Exercise and
(ii) identifying and targeting relevant stakeholders.

Participants will not complete the Impact+ Exercise for their project during the seminar. The seminar will provide them with the skills to facilitate a discussion and complete the Exercise with their project partners.

We intend to offer a short 1-2-1 support session to participants after the seminar to discuss individual project questions. This may involve advice or comments on work done to date by the project.

Participants will also be contacted 4-6 months after the seminar to participate in a research project about the impact of the seminar on individual and project impact assessment.

The seminar targets current KA2 VET (Vocational Education & Training) beneficiaries funded under the 2018 Call. Previous experience has shown that the workshop is most useful when introduced early in a project lifecycle. Participants should be new or relatively inexperienced in impact assessment / evaluation.

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Costs

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

UK NA at Ecorys UK will cover the cost of accommodation in a single room for one night (or two if necessary), all planned meals, cultural activities and materials for the seminar.

Any additional nights accommodation should be arranged and paid for by the participants themselves.

Travel costs to be covered by the sending NA

Application

Organizer:

Ecorys UK – National Agency

Phone: 07772 201 006

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Catherine Lecavalier

E-Mail: Catherine.Lacavalier@ecorys.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.

Training Course. All in. Austria

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Training Course: ALL IN

Dates: 12-19 August 2018

Venue: Deutschlandsberg, Austria

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 28th July 2018

The training “ALL IN” is designed to test developed training modules about “inclusive youth work” on international level & give participants space & time to gain practical & theoretical knowledge what “inclusive youth work” means in reality.

General Description

Aim & Objectives:
This youth workers and youth leader’s mobility foresees implementation and testing of created Training Modules about “inclusive youth work” on international level with aim to give participants space & time to gain practical & theoretical knowledge what “inclusive youth work” means and how to implement it in ones work and activities.

Objectives:
– To increase knowledge & competences about inclusive youth work;
– To provide concrete tools & methods in “inclusive youth work area” in projects/activities/NGO work;
– To inspire & stimulate participants to adopt more inclusive approach in their work;
– To provide space & facilitation to exchange experience & practices within the participants group;
– To strengthen the collaboration & cooperation on European level;
– To test created Modules at international level.

ALL IN training modules:
Module 1 – Introduction to inclusive youth work (basics of youth work, intersectionality, exploring definitions of marginalized groups, diversity, inclusion, etc.)
Module 2 – Practising inclusively (social identity, inclusive youth work and youth workers, resilience in youth work, planning own inclusive work)
Module 3 – Learning more about inclusion (exploring topic deeper based on individual and group needs)
Module 4 – Embedding inclusive practice (strategy planning and implementation, management of inclusive youth work, etc.).

Additionally Modules are supported by online learning platform, which includes relevant materials, online trainers support, online peer support, etc. It is also foreseen that participants engage themselves in individual learning before, during and after participation in Module’s sessions.

All course follows principles of non formal education based on ALL IN objectives and participant’s needs and expectations. The training method is based on learning by experience, reflection and learning outcomes of it.

ALL IN project “definition” of Inclusion:
Inclusion is the conscious and purposeful creation of an intersectional environment in which every person is valued, connected and engaged. People have control of their own support and making their own decisions.

That means everybody gets the support they need in the way they want it. When people choose to participate, they do so without experiencing restrictions or limitations of any kind, including prejudice and discrimination.

To achieve inclusion, we must consistently disrupt traditionally accepted constructions. This means being open and willing to challenge and change our own behaviours and views, as well as the spaces and organisations around us.

Profile of participants:

Participants of this Mobility should meet the following criteria:
– youth workers, youth leaders and volunteers, other persons involved in youth work that work with young people, but want to make their work more inclusive and who want to be actively engaged with this theme
– a person who is already experienced about youth work itself (as professional or volunteer), he/she, knows tools and activities and she/he would like to be involved in a long–term perspectives in youth fields through the activities of promoter NGO’s
– are willing to develop their competences in field of inclusive youth work and share their knowledge, skills and experiences with other participants
– would like to get practical and theoretical knowledge, how to create their work more inclusive towards people with and without fewer opportunities
– are able to communicate in English
– are at least 18 years old

– are motivated to be fully involved in preparation process (homework’s, self assessment) and attend at least 98% of the Training
– are motivated to take part in after Training (evaluation, self assessment, etc.)
– as this Training is a part of testing quality of designed Modules, participants should be motivated to take part in extra evaluation activities (during the Training and online) before and after the Training (questionnaires, interviews, etc.)

NOTE: The Training will meet necessary accessibility standards and is available also for disabled participants. If participants during this event need assistance or have other disability related needs, you must tell us in advance, that we can organize everything to meet their needs.
During the training course there will be possibility to have local assistance if it is necessary.

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Costs

 

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

1) We will reimburse travel costs of participants according to the lump sum based on distance calculator (if the travel costs are higher than a lump sum, participant or partner organization should cover the difference) during the training course (except participants, who requested bank transfer after training), when we will get copies of tickets and bills and boarding passes
Lump sum calculated per person – 275 EUR

2) Accommodation and meals, as well working material will be covered from the budget of the project.

3) There is no participation fee foreseen

Application

Youth In Progress Austria – NGO

Phone: 004369915019706

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack All In.pdf

Contact for questions:

Inga Baltina

E-Mail: yip.austria@yip-info.org

Birmingham

Training Course: Impact+ Seminar for Adult Education

Dates: 19-20 September 2018

Venue: The Priory Rooms, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 17th August 2018

The seminar will equip participants with the skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities. Participants will learn how to use the Impact+ Exercise to explore, understand, prioritise and disseminate the impact of their activities.

General Description

The seminar aims to contribute to the evidence-based analysis of project results. It will do this by equipping participants with the skills to plan and implement impact assessment activities. Ultimately, this will improve the quality of the evidence base for Erasmus+.

Content will focus on learning how to use the UK NAs Impact+ Exercise:

The main objectives are:
• To help beneficiaries understand the concept of impact assessment.
• To train beneficiaries so that they are able to identify their project impact and outcomes, develop suitable indicators, and identify suitable data sources.
• To help beneficiaries use impact evidence in their dissemination by identifying relevant audiences, stakeholders and communication mechanisms.

The seminar will include a number of practical group exercises designed to familiarise participants with:
(i) the stages of the Impact+ Exercise and
(ii) identifying and targeting relevant stakeholders.

Participants will not complete the Impact+ Exercise for their project during the seminar. The seminar will provide them with the skills to facilitate a discussion and complete the Exercise with their project partners.

We intend to offer a short 1-2-1 support session to participants after the seminar to discuss individual project questions. This may involve advice or comments on work done to date by the project.

Participants will also be contacted 4-6 months after the seminar to participate in a research project about the impact of the seminar on individual and project impact assessment.

The seminar targets current KA2 Adult Education beneficiaries funded under the 2018 Call. Previous experience has shown that the workshop is most useful when introduced early in a project lifecycle. Participants should be new or relatively inexperienced in impact assessment / evaluation.

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Costs

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

UK NA at Ecorys UK will cover the cost of accommodation in a single room for one night (or two if necessary), all planned meals, cultural activities and materials for the seminar.

Any additional nights accommodation should be arranged and paid for by the participants themselves.

Travel costs to be covered by the sending NA

Application

Organizer:

Ecorys UK – National Agency

Phone: 07772 201 006

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Catherine Lecavalier

E-Mail: Catherine.Lacavalier@ecorys.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 Active Nonviolence: peace begins with you(th)

Dates: 17-23 September 2018

Venue: Keeken, Germany

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 1st August 2018

This is a project that includes a training, but also webinars and an follow-up implementation phase. Youth workers will gain knowledge, insights and skills in Conflict Transformation, Social Change, and Peacebuilding.

General Description

“Active Nonviolence: peace begins with you(th)” has the aims to: empower youth workers by knowledge, insights and skills to prevent violent escalation of conflicts, transform conflicts and engage in (inter-cultural) peaceful interactions and relations, increase the capacity and collaboration of Peace Builders in Europe, and impact society and support one another to sustain the motivation to be a Peace Builder.

The project has three phases. Online Learning, Training Course and Follow-up.

After a few webinars we will host youth workers from 5 different countries, to improve their skills in conflict transformation and nonviolent activism.

We will do different exercises and role plays and develop projects to address a social issue (something participants choose). You will implement it after the training and the trainers will support you with advice.

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Costs

 

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

All accomodation and meals are covered. Travel costs (of any means of transportation) to and from your home to the venue (and no additional detours!) are covered up to the following maxima:

– Turkey: €360 (incl. visa costs)
– Norway: for > 2000km (e.g. Tromso) €360, and for less (e.g. Oslo) €275.
– Poland: €360 (same as above)
– Romania: €275
– Spain: €275
– Netherlands: for >100km €180, less €20

Participation fee: 60 euro* (scholarships available).

Application

 

Organizer:

Stichting voor Actieve Geweldloosheid / Towards a Nonviolent World – NGO

Phone: +31619810891

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: The Peace Pilgrimage

Dates: 4-12 September 2018

Venue: Lugo to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 28th July 2018

The training course will take the format of a 100km hike-pilgrimage using what is known as the first European Cultural itinerary, the Camino of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, while exploring the power of inner peace through meditation for youth workers.

General Description

In a context of rising conflicts due to misconceptions and misunderstandings of religion, identity and fear of others. Promoting inner peace is the first step to achieve global peace. There is awareness individually and collectively from which subtle changes are appearing for new approaches and practices in order to evolve the peace education practices out of the theoretical frameworks.

Inner peace practices such as meditation and mindfulness are becoming popular, but not yet mainstreamed within youth work peace education. Non-formal education is one of the means of promoting sustainable peace, prevention from violence, understanding, tolerance and solidarity.

The main activity of the project is a training course in Galicia’s region of Spain from 04th to 12th September 2018, gathering 30 youth workers and peacebuilders.

The training course will take the format of a 100km hike-pilgrimage using what is known as the first European Cultural itinerary, the Camino of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, that has roots going back over one thousand year and was one of the three most important Christian pilgrimages in medieval Europe, alongside those to Jerusalem and Rome.

The goal is to introduce the youth workers along the pilgrimage journey , to peace-building using the pillars of inner peace (soft skills) and a practical set of tools to use with their target groups and in their local communities. We will, hence, address the following objectives:

– Evolving youth work’s peace educational practices in considering inner peace methods such as meditation and mindfulness as an important soft-skill for a peace builder.
– Equipping the youth workers with practical skills about conflict management and intercultural dialogue in order to prevent religious and political forms of extremism
– Providing a space for thе participants to sharе and rеflеct about thеir own еxpеriеncеs and knowlеdgе in thе fiеld of intеr-rеligious dialoguе along the walking pilgrimage
– Showсasing thе rolе of youth work in promoting healthy lifestyles, but also сontributing for a sustainablе реaсе, tolеrant soсiеty
– Offering a networking opportunity for organizations to develop collaborations in peace building projects.

The project will be based on a holistic educational approach where youth workers can develop their knowledge, attitude and skills to promote peaceful means of conflict transformations, starting from their inner peace to peace among individuals and groups.

The training course will be an immersion for the participants to enhance their critical thinking and challenge their knowledge, their beliefs and also physical abilities. It will also create an opportunity to share good practices about conflict management and peace-building.

Working Methods:
The mеthods usеd during thе projеct will bе non-formal, inclusivе and participatory
Thе training will usе divеrsе non-formal lеarning mеthodologiеs such as hiking (40%) open space workshops lead by the participants (30%) facilitated input with reflective activities, teambuilding and networking (30%) of inner peace, conflict management, combined with thе practical mind and body еxеrcisеs – meditation and yoga.

Profile of participants:
This training is made for youth workers who are:
– With experience in hiking or health fitting to hike for 100km in 5 days (to be checked).
– Active in peacebuilding and/or conflict management at a community level (At least two activities organized).
– Eager to practice meditation and mindfulness in order to develop personally and professionally
– Experienced in facilitating non-formal methods with their target groups
– Willing to share their experience and best practices with the participants

Selection of participants
Each organization (country) is represented by 3 participants. The partner organizations will nominate internally 2 out of 3 of the participants in accordance with the profile above.
The applicants on this platform will be selected by the leading organization in concordance with the partner organizations. Hence, 1 out of 3 participants will be selected through European Training Calendar. If the partner organizations’ express it, more than 1 participant can be selected through the platform.
In order to be eligible for this project, make sure you clearly present your profile in the application form. In order to assure a qualitative nonformal education process we need to make sure that all selected participants belong to the target group.

Important notices:
– Given the potential high numbers of emails we migh receive, response time may take time. We reserve the right not to answer emails if the requested information is already explained in this description.
– All the participants should be resident in the country they represent, no participant can be selected outside the countries of the partner organizations.
– The info pack with logistical details will only be communicated to the selected participants.
– Travelling light is recommended given the nature of the project.
– It is mandatory to have a health insurance valid in Spain during the period of stay, inclusive of accidents, emergencies, repatriation and civil responsibility.

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Costs

 

Accommodation and meals are 100% covered.

Travel costs are 100% covered up to the Erasmus+ distance calculator corresponding amounts, using the cheapest and most convenient transportation methods.

Given the nature of the hike, travelling light (cabin backpack) is recommended.

The participation fee is 55€, (25€ for Spanish participants as their travel costs are not refunded). The fee will be deduced while transferring the travel cost reimbursements.

When the travel plans are validated, the travel costs for participants will be reimbursed up to:
Spain: 0€
Turkey: 530€
Greece: 360€
Portugal: 180€
Romania: 360€
France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands: 275€

Application

 

Organizer:

Center for Intercultural Understanding – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@live.fr

Partnership building Activity. Building Skills Through Inclusion. Romania

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PBA: Building Skills Through Inclusion

Dates: 26 August – 1 September 2018

Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Albania, KOSOVO*, Portugal, Romania, Serbia

Application deadline: 20th July 2018

The aim of the project is to promote and foster social inclusion of young people with disabilities and fewer opportunities by being focused on independent living and employability.

General Description

Building Skills Through Inclusion is an Erasmus+ youth project financed by the European Union. There are 5 countries participating: Albania, Kosovo*, Portugal, Romania and Serbia.

The aim of the project is to promote and foster social inclusion of young people with disabilities and fewer opportunities by being focused on mobility, independent living and employability.

To achieve its aim, the project will have three main activities: a partnership building seminar, a training course and a youth exchange.

The first main activity is a partnership building seminar in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, starting on August 26 and ending on September 1, 2018 (travel days included).

Objectives:
• Strength the collaboration between partners and establish some common working models on inclusion of people with disabilities;
• Develop capacities of youth workers about inclusion practices and how they can put such practices and involve people with disabilities in mobility projects in their daily work;
• Develop a manual / code of good practices for youth workers how inclusion of people with disabilities is possible and how to motivate people with disabilities to be active citizens;
• Share and learn from the experiences and practices of each other;
• Prepare the next stages of the project, the training course;
• Make plans for common future projects on inclusion.

Participants:
The PBS brings together 20 youth workers and representatives of organizations (4 from each partner) to share experiences, to learn from each other, to collect and develop their best practices.

The participants, with or without disabilities, should be age 18+ and active in the partner organizations:
• 5 youth workers, 1 from each partner organization, fully disabled, such as blind or wheelchairs, who need accompanying person to enable them participate equally in the seminar, as well as support them during travel and free time and personal care;
• 15 non-disabled youth workers;
• 5 accompanying persons, 1 from each partner organization, helping the disabled participants.
The selection of all participants will be based on common application forms, motivation of youth workers and young people.

Each partner organization is responsible to identify and select participants by a set of common criteria. Identification will be through local contacts, team members and local partners.
Youth workers selection criteria:

– Citizens or legal residents of Albania, Kosovo, Portugal, Romania or Serbia;
– Age 18+;
– Active in the sending organization;
– Working with youth, preferable 6 months experience with youth with disabilities and with fewer opportunities;
– Open to the needs and desires of youth;, with and without disabilities;
– Ready to share their personal and professional experience;
– Able to use English as a working language, since this is the official language of the project;
– Ready to attend all the activities of the partnership building seminar;
– Willing to disseminate the results among their co-workers, on their own/institution’s webpage, on their Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, Instagram, etc.;
– Ready to organize and participate to two local workshops, after the seminar.

Participants will have the opportunity to contribute at any session they prefer too, as well as to organize the “Laboratory of Insights”, for which there will be 2 dedicated evenings, where participants will work together in smaller groups to present different non-formal activities they know and would like to share with others. During the intercultural evenings, participants will be asked to bring and present pieces of their culture (music, food, dance, data, pictures, collages, etc.) in an inclusive way.

All project activities are based on non-formal education methods and tools (working groups, debriefings, free discussions, role plays, worships, teambuilding exercises, games, energizers, reflections, study visits, presentations etc.), which encourage active participation of each participant in the sessions. The whole learning methodology will be adapted to the needs of all the participants and will be inclusive with regard of the disabled ones. Facilitators will choose those methods and tools, which involve equally and actively each participant.

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Costs

 

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

– Accomodation and food will be provided for free, during the partnership building seminar.
– There are no participation fees.
– According to the rules within the Erasmus+ Programme, financed by the European Union, we will reimburse the travel costs on the basis of the cheapest and most effective possibilities, 2nd class railway tickets, APEX-flights etc., accompanied by the receipt of complete and original tickets, invoices, bills, receipts, boarding cards etc.

All the travel tickets have to be bought after receiving confirmation from the coordinator. Participants are expected to arrive to Cluj-Napoca, Romania on 26th of August 2018. The departure will be on 1st of September 2018, after breakfast. In case some participants want to spend 1-2 extra days in Romania, prior to or after the event, we need to consult it with our National Agency. For any advice on that, do not hesitate to contact us. We cannot offer accommodation for these extra days.

We will reimburse travel costs, by bank transfer, within 45 days after receiving all the original travel documents, after dissemination and filling out the Mobility Tool questionnaire.

The maximum reimbursements:
• Serbia 180 Euro;
• Albania 275 Euro;
• Kosovo* 275 Euro;
• Portugal 360 Euro;
• Romania 0 Euro;

Application

Organizer:

Asociatia Babilon Travel – NGO

Co-organizers:

Projekte Vullnetare Nderkombetare – Albania – NGO

Infinit – Kosovo – NGO

Azbuki – Serbia – NGO

Phone: 0040722634027

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Building Skills PBA.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gabriel Nagy

E-Mail: gabi.nagy@babilontravel.net

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)