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Training Course: EUth Work

Dates: 1 – 8 April 2018

Venue: Cascais, Portugal, The European Youth Capital

Eligible are 2 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 30 participants coming from: Portugal, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th February 2018

Since the ’90s, youth work has grown rapidly, but although it is nowadays widely recognized as a valid mean to support the development and participation of young people, there isn’t across Europe a shared knowledge of its features, a common framework in terms of recognition neither a clear strategy for the development of the competences of the human resources involved in the sector.

Description

Questions like “Who is the youth worker? How to become a youth worker?” and “What’s his/her role in Europe?” are still hard to be answered.

This it not only due the broad spectrum of the sector and the multi-dimension of the approaches, but also because scarce are the opportunities for youth workers to debate over such questions in a in-depth and structured way among peers.

The project was conceived having in mind these considerations and was drafted out with the aim to reflect, assess and promote youth work across Europe.

The organizations involved in this project are aware of the great impact youth work has in the main burning issues of Europe – such as employment, social cohesion and civic participation – but they are also aware that such impact could be greater and more effective if there would be more space for debate, share and cooperate between youth workers at European level.

The Seminar wants to represent such space; a space to:

– Broaden the understanding of youth work’s practices, policies and systems;
– Increase youth workers’ and Youth leaders motivation and satisfaction and contribute to their professional development;
– Disseminate good practices to strengthen the cooperation between organizations and increase their capacity to operate at EU

Expected Commitment and Working Methodology

This Seminar will be based in active and collaborative methodologies. Participants will be asked to research and bring information about

1) how is youth work organised and recognised in their countries

2) Good practices in the field of Youth Work.

The participants themselves, during the program, will share this information. Moreover the participants will, together, build a dissemination video and a booklet with the information gathered.

The activity will take place in Fundação O Século, at S. Joao de Estoril, at 5 minutes distance from the train station connecting Cascais to Lisbon.

This space has already hosted previous Rota Jovem’s projects, thus, the mutual trust between the two entities will definitely be an asset able to guarantee a smooth implementation of the project.

Fundação O Século has lodging facilities, large open-air spaces, a fully equipped seminar room and a canteen able to meet all the participants’ need.

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Costs

 

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

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

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

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

Participation fee 50 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with ROTA – JOVEM, NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 6937185827

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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

Age bracket: 18+ years old

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Training Course: Mindset of Youth Workers in supporting learning through youth mobilities

Dates: 13-19 May 2018

Venue: De Glind, Netherlands

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

Application deadline: 30th March 2018

This five-day training course provides a learning environment for youth workers to reflect on their mindset with a specific focus on being a learner and supporting learning of young people in youth work and especially in youth mobilities.

General Description

If this catches your interest the National Agency of the Netherlands invites you to apply to come to the Netherlands. Together with other participants from all over Europe you will have the opportunity to reflect on your mindset – reflect, exchange, challenge.

The training course will make links to the ETS Youth worker Competence Model to work internationally and focuses on tackling the questions:

What are the elements of the “mindset of a youth worker” (in youth mobilities) in order to:

  • be an example of a good learner
  • make learning a priority
  • create a good learning environment
  • balance both, group and individual learning needs
  • support reflection processes of young people
  • ask ‘good’ questions to raise participants’ awareness to their ‘hidden’ competences
  • support young people to get empowered and express their own learning meaningfull
  • and many more questions come up when you work with young people in mobilities!

We want to offer the opportunity to look behind, to reflect and experience our mindsets! Mindsets, we understand in the classical etymological way as ‘habits of mind formed by previous experience’ – see whether ‘we walk the talk’ and ‘which walk do we talk’ and which areas needs reflection, discussion and exchange!

The overall aim of this training course is to reflect on the mindset of youth workers and exchange, discuss and challenge youth workers about competencies they need for supporting young people’s development in youth mobility and furthermore. This will be based on drawing from successful youth mobility experiences and will lead to discuss measures for systematic change in youth worker education and training, to be better prepared!

The detailed objectives are:
• to discover and discuss practices and impact of successful learning experiences and
supported/facilitated learning processes in youth mobilities,
• to discuss what supports learning in mobility’s (learning environment, process etc.) and what is the mindset of the youth workers related to it,
• to discuss how to empower and enable the competence development of young people in
appropriate ways (with a specific focus on the use of it in the young person’s daily life and
reality)

• to supporting meaningful expressions of gained competence through youth mobilities,
• To focus on youth worker as a learner and develop youth workers competences through the
“Youthworker Competence Model to work internationally”

The training course is a result of a long term project Time to Show off of the National Agencies of the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovakia and SALTO Training and Cooperation.

This project was composed by 3 parts; The first part brought together experienced young people with their support youth workers and reflect on what made the success of their international mobilities; the second part was the training on youth workers mindset and the third part was an international expert meeting with youth worker education and training providers in which impact and changes needed in youth work education have been discussed to develop mindset in learning moods!

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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, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs, 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.

For sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2018

Application

 

Organizer:

National Agency Erasmus+ Youth, The Netherlands

Phone: +31302306580

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marrie Kortenbosch

E-Mail: m.kortenbosch@nji.nl

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Conference: Roma in the past and today

Dates: 25-28 February 2018

Venue: Skopje, FYROM

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Albania, Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st January 2018

In many totalitarian countries minorities were not considered of the perfect race, or did not fit into the ideology of the totalitarian societies. The Roma were seen by the Nazis as being inferior, they were not as good a human being as the superior race and in October 1939 all Roma were ordered to be sent to concentration camps.

General Description

During this period, Roma were subjected to genocide and totally denied of their civil rights. All these years, it was not spoken much about the Roma and Sinti Holocaust during the World War II. Discrimination against them and violation of their rights are still prevalent in today’s Europe.

Methodology

The conference is envisaged to give introduction to the Roma Holocaust and HRE topic. The methodology is based on NFE methods: using manuals such as: Right to Remember, T-Kit-Social Inclusion, Compass etc. groups work, brainstorming, wall writing, association game, discussion, debate, simulation, audiovisual techniques.

Profile of the Participants

Present will be Roma and non-Roma youth leaders, activists, multipliers, and volunteers who are working with young and/or Roma youth.

Participants must also:

• be familiar with the situation and challenges of the Roma community in their country
• be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, anti-discrimination work, human rights and to share their experiences with other participants

• be aged 18 +
• be committed to attend for the full duration of the course
• be able to work in English
• be resident in one of the European countries, Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Costs

 

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

The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and any program-related costs.

Travel costs are reimbursed during the seminar or afterwards by bank transfer based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets), based on the cheapest means and up to a certain amount:

– Western Europe max. 250 Euro,
– Central and Eastern Europe max 200 €;
– Albania, Serbia; Bosnia and Herzegovina: return bus ticket price

Cheaper tickets will be one of the criteria in selection process. For questions contact the organizers.

The accommodation is going to be in WIP Hotel in Skopje – city center, FYROM

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

Roma Youth Center – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Roma in the Past & Today.pdf

Contact for questions:

Senad Sakipovski

E-Mail: info.marandost@gmail.com

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Partnership building Activity: Let’s Get It On! A Contact Making Seminar for Youth Exchanges

Dates: 16-20 April 2018

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

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

Application deadline: 16th February 2018

This is a contact-making seminar for Youth Exchanges, targeting organisations doing inclusion youth work. Music will be a key methodology used during the seminar. Building partnerships for future projects together is the main aim of the seminar.

General Description

The seminar aims to build relationships between organisations who working with young people with fewer opportunities and help them to take their first steps in building projects together.

Some of the activities during the training course will be based around music in a fun and informal way. We hope this will encourage participants to consider how to use music to enhance the learning of young people during youth exchanges.

The other main focus of the training is to look at the needs of young people with fewer opportunities and the different tools needed to support them. Participants will also be supported to make the links between local and European issues that impact young people.

The week will be based on non-formal activities with a strong focus on sharing and building relationships between the organisations present.

The overall objectives of this activity are:

• to meet your peers from around Europe doing inclusion youth work and develop a partnership
• to support youth workers to develop sustainable partnerships for inclusion youth mobility projects in the area of Youth Exchanges.
• to get a better understanding of the Erasmus+ Programme specifically in the field of Youth Exchanges.
• to gain an understanding of supports available for youth workers engaging with young people with fewer opportunities.

The theme of the seminar will be around music, and how music can connect cultures, young people and links to identity.

We hope participants will learn new practical methods around how to use music when working with young people in an international context.

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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.

For sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2017

Application

 

Organizer:

Léargas

Phone: +35318871222

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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: Too many news – my own views

Dates: 3-11 February 2018

Venue: Lviv, Ukraine

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Cyprus, FYROM, Greece, Jordan, Serbia, Turkey

Application deadline: 14th January 2018

The project aims at examining critically media discourses in our countries and analysing the role and impact of mass media messages in creating a stereotypical image of particularly vulnerable social groups, e.g. migrants and various social minorities.

General Description

Mass media is a powerful force in forming our perception of reality. The recent technological developments have brought profound changes to the way we access and consume news. Today every person connected to the Internet can post information, pictures, videos and comments which can go viral.

This means that they can potentially reach millions of people around the world and influence their attitude to a given issue. The digital revolution can empower but this power comes with great responsibility. In various parts of Europe and neighboring countries young people face different challenges related to media literacy, i.e. exposure to media bias, hate speech, cyberbullying, grassroots xenophobia propagated by media and social networks.

How to stay informed but to avoid misinformation? How to distinguish between reliable information and various forms of propaganda? How to confront and counter hate speech online?

We would like to carry out this project to empower youth workers and activists to become conscious media consumers, to apply their critical thinking skills and to contribute to more inclusive and tolerant societies through non-formal education methods.

The project aims at examining critically media discourses in our countries and analysing the role and impact of mass media messages in creating a stereotypical image of particularly vulnerable social groups, e.g. migrants (labour migrants, involuntary migrants, refugees, IDPs) and various social minorities (racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual).

The participants for this training course will include youth workers and youth leaders who are committed to countering radicalisation and hate speech; work with marginalised youth, particularly refugees and asylum seekers; and/or have first-hand experience of challenges of social or cultural integration (youth activists with migrant or refugee background).

The program will be based on non-formal education methodology and will be tailored to meet participants’ learning needs. Theoretical input will be combined with interactive activities and tools for youth empowerment.

As a result of the training course, youth workers, youth activists and youth leaders will be able to analyse critically the techniques, conventions, and language used by the media and the messages they convey.

They will get a better understanding of how media can positively and negatively influence the diversity and social cohesion in the society and will learn to identify, challenge or avoid media content that might be offensive and harmful. Upon finishing the course, the participants should be able to serve as multipliers in their respective organisations and societies.

Our short-term goals are to develop critical thinking skills of youth workers and leaders, to increase their awareness about the importance of responsible media consumption, and to empower them to counter stigmatization messages formulated by mass media. We also envisage developing strategies, materials, and guidelines which can be later used for basic media literacy training for young people.

The potential longer-term benefits include initiating positive changes in participating countries by decreasing the level of hate speech, racism, and xenophobia particularly spread through social media networks.

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Costs

 

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed 100% within the limit of 275 euros per participant.

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

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

European Ways – NGO

Co-organizer:

STELLA – NGO

Phone: +380977156420

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kateryna Nefidova

E-Mail: projects@ngo-stella.org

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Training Course Leadership from Inside-out: Being an Exemplary Leader for Intercultural Teams

Dates: 20-26 March 2018

Venue: Creative Space, Hollókő, Hungary

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EUOther countries in the world

Application deadline: 5th March 2018

It is an intensive experience-based programme that will enable you to explore key leadership and cultural concepts and theories (e.g. situational leadership, Hoefstede’s cultural dimension theory) and their associated skills.

General Description

Being a leader is a special privilege given by people and it comes with certain responsibilities and expectations. While leaders are aplenty, good leaders are few and far between. Exemplary leaders who understand the sensitivities of different cultures and can effectively bring people together are even harder to come by.

With the increasing complexity of issues our societies are facing right now, we need leaders who care about making positive change, starting with themselves. We need leaders who understand the importance of bringing people of different cultures together to build trust, synergy and mutual respect. We need leaders who dedicate their life purpose to creating positive ripple effects that transcends cultures and boundaries. We need leaders who care about growing others to be the best leaders they can be.

We believe that authentic leadership should start by looking within oneself – knowing who I am, what I stand for and what my purpose is. Only when we have the answers to these questions should we then look outward to others – who I want to influence, how I lead others and the kind of impact that I create on the people around me.

We invite you to take this exciting journey to explore the depths of your inner space with us.

Who is this course for?
“Leadership from Inside-out” is a training course for trainers, facilitators, youth workers, youth leaders, educators and teachers, who actively work with international / intercultural groups, who want to enable individuals to reach their full potential and who, above all, are keen on developing themselves as the kind of leader that makes a real difference.

What will you be doing in the 5-day programme?
You will undergo an intensive experience-based programme that will enable you to explore key leadership and cultural concepts and theories (e.g. situational leadership, Hoefstede’s cultural dimension theory) and their associated skills (e.g. observation, feedback, active listening).

We will create the space and the context for you to explore the following questions:
WHAT defines me?
WHAT kind of leader am I? What is my style of leadership?
WHAT kind of leader do I want to be?
WHAT kind of influence do I have on others?
WHAT are my personal biases?
WHERE does my source of power come from?
HOW do I see people of different cultures?
HOW can I bring people of different cultures together?
WHAT is my contribution to connecting peoples of the world?

There are mainly three main elements that we expect you to have in mind:
One, that you should be ready, open and committed to explore within yourself at a deep level, however challenging the journey may get;
Two, that you are also responsible for other participants’ learning and growth, not just your own;

Three, that you come with an intention to make a real difference when you go back to your organisation or community. Your learning and transformation should be evident from the way you lead future projects or teams.

During the training, you will explore:
– leadership concepts and theories
– leading and being lead
– group dynamics
– trust in team members
– self-confidence and being/talking in front of the group
– intercultural learning
– giving and receiving feedback
– observing and being observed

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Costs

 

This training is NOT funded by Erasmus+ or any other grant.

Contribution:
400 € for people with paid jobs
360 € for students and people with no paid jobs
60 € for CCIVS members (limited, 4 places available)

The contribution covers the following costs:
– 5-night accommodation in an UNESCO World Heritage site
– food according to your dietary needs
– rental of a training room with high quality equipment training materials

It does not cover the travel costs, visa and insurance.

Application

 

Organizer:

CCIVS – Coordintating Committee for International Voluntary Service – NGO

Phone: +36205821051

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Leadership.pdf

Contact for questions:

Tamás Mahner

E-Mail: trainings@ccivs.org

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Training Course: The Sound of Music IV

Dates: 25 April – 1 May 2018

Venue: Laugarvatn, Iceland

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

Application deadline: 15th February 2018

European Training course for youth workers to explore the power of music in non formal education activities with young people, with different aims (to relax, to activate, to cooperate, to reflect, to promote learning, etc)

Description

While doing activities with young people, it is very common to use music in a bigger or smaller scale, and in a more conscious or unconscious way. The music can influence the atmosphere that is created in a group, it can transmit emotions and/or words, it can be a fundamental part of one activity or even affect in a negative way when we are not using the right music for the situation.

The conscious use of music, the awareness of its impact on emotions, the right choice for the different moments, the options about public use (copyright, creative commons licenses), the digital tools to work with music, etc… are different aspects not always known and successfully used by trainers, youth leaders and/or workers in the field of youth.

Therefore, the purpose of this training is to develop the participants’ competences in the use of music as a powerful tool in non-formal education activities with young people.

“The Sound of Music IV” is an example of good practice of the Spanish National Agency for the Erasmus Plus Programme. Due to the success of this training concept we are pleased to introduce you the fourth edition of this innovative course, implemented this time, in Iceland

The objectives are as follows:

1. Provide participants with a theoretical framework of music and its influence on our body and our emotions.
2. Raise awareness of the influence and the impact that music can have (both positive and negative) in the participants’ mood, during the development of non-formal educational activities (NFE).
3. Develop the participants’ skills of in the creation of thematic musical sets ordered by purpose (e.g.: music for teamwork, for reflection, for energizing, for exploring own emotions, create trustful inspiring moments and settings, etc…)
4. Develop participants’ ability to create atmospheres using music (e.g.: selection of the adequate music, distribution of the space in the room, temperature,) that boost the learning experience of young people in NFE activities
5. Provide the participants with digital tools related to music (to create playlists, edit, search, playback, music without royalty, where to buy music, etc.)
6. Support participants in the creation of live music as a resource for trainings as well as to elaborate their own soundtracks for their workshops, youth exchanges or trainings, learning how to “musicalize” their activities.
7. Provide a space to participants for exchanging experiences and resources among them about the use of music.
8. Discover the value of Erasmus+ Youth in Action, as a program for developing youth activities.

Methodology

The course will be inspired in the principles of NFE (e.g.: participant centered approach, flexibility of the training program, group as a mutual learning resource, trainers as facilitators of the learning process, holistic approach, etc) and experiential learning.

The course will combine a wide range of methods coming from the N.F.E. sector together with other techniques coming from the music therapy and the art therapy fields. At this respect it is important to remark that some sessions with music in the course may have certain influence on the participants’ emotions. Please be aware of that.

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Costs

 

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.

Application

 

Organizer:

National Agency of Erasmus+ in Iceland

Co-organizer:

Spanish Institute for Youth – National Agency

Phone: +354 515 5847

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: The Sound of Music Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

Hjörtur Ágústsson

E-Mail: hjortur.agustsson@rannis.is

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.