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Training Course: Digital Dialogue

Dates: 29 July – 5 August 2018

Venue: Georgia

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Armenia, Austria, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th July 2018

Erasmus+ training course for youth workers interested in exploring methods based on digital tools for fostering intercultural dialogue

General Description

Intercultural dialogue is a process that comprises an open and respectful exchange or interaction between individuals, groups and organisations with different cultural backgrounds or world views. During this training we aim to develop a deeper understanding of diverse perspectives for youth workers using digital means of expressions, like videos and photography.

Modern European societies are getting more and more diverse in terms of culture and religion. The present influx of migrants and refugees is causing tensions and misunderstanding between minority and majority groups and many young people are prone to radical or even violent behaviors.

The problem stems from lack of understanding between people with diverse cultural background, who often lack the possibility to truly get to know each other’s opinions and values.

We believe that the way to address this problem is to give youth workers a method to let the youth interact more in a peaceful manner and provide them with a safe space for dialogue, which should in turn lead to a better understanding between them.

This project is to teach youth workers and young leaders who work with youth with diverse cultural background how to encourage their beneficiaries and how to interact more by creating and sharing their digital creations.

Objectives:
– To provide youth workers with knowledge about the digital dialogue method and its possible benefits for youth work
– To equip youth workers with the skills necessary to design and implement digital dialogue projects for intercultural dialogue in their own respective communities
– To enhance the ICT skills of youth workers and to promote the use of innovative youth work methodology based on digital means
– To establish a network of like-minded organizations and individuals, who are interested in the further exchange on the topic of effective non-formal educational learning methods
-To develop follow-up projects using the skills and knowledge gained during this Training Course

Participants profile:
– Youth workers and youth leaders interested in exploring new ways of working with people with diverse cultural and/or migration background
– Motivated to learn more about the concept of digital dialogue (prior knowledge of photo/video making and editing is not required)
– Interested in setting further co-operation with similar from other European countries
– Being able to communicate in English fluently
– Ready to implement new approaches to learning in their everyday work with youth at risk of exclusion

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Costs

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

Food and acoomodation is fully covered by the organizers.

The travel expenses will be covered up to the maximum amount per participant as follows:

UK: 530 EUR
Germany, Poland, Austria, Denmark: 360 EUR
Ukraine, Moldova: 275 EUR
Armenia: 180 EUR
Georgia: 0 EUR

We do not require any participation fee.

Application

Organizer:

Caucasus Youth Nexus – NGO

Phone: +995 555 66 48 14

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Bad Bevensen

Training Course: To tell the truth. The story of democracy and diversity in times of radicalisation.

Dates: 1-12 August 2018

Venue: Bad Bevensen & Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Germany, Lithuania, Poland

Application deadline: 30th June 2018

International summer program for youth leaders / youth workers from Germany, Poland, Lithuania & Northern Ireland. Our methods will be designed for train the trainers’ needs: inspiring, intercultural and integrative.

General Description

Who tells the truth in times of post-truth politics? Which is the true story of our past? What is the story of democracy in our countries? Which different stories shape societies in times of immigration and diversity? What is the story of our lives as (future) active citizens?

With this project we will make stories happen; we will not just share them. We will use them to understand each other, to compare our narratives, to learn about the different paths to democracy in our countries, to understand the concept of diversity and to design our future projects as activists of civil society.

1. The truth about the past: How did we become the people who we are? We will look at the historic narratives describing our (national) identity and our paths to democracy.
2. The truth about democracy: How do we decide which policy will do? Is democracy always the rule of the majority? Who feels represented and who feels left behind? (simulation game & talks with political decision makers)
3. The truth about diversity: How do we perceive what keeps societies together? Do we have homogenous and diverse societies in Europe? Are we part of the “Christian occident”? This part is on facing diversity and handling it. (diversity training, dialogue exercises and field visits to NGOs and projects of civil society)
4. The truth about development: How do we design, what we will do? Here we will write the story of our future.

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Costs

 

his 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

Participation fee: different in each country due to different levels of living standard and income situation in the participating countries; € 250 for participants from Germany Students (€ 200), € 50 for participants from Poland, € 30 for Lithuanians;
– Travel expense refund up to a max. of 100 € for German, 180 € for Polish & 225 € for Lithuanian participants (actual travel costs)

Application

 

Organizer:

Gustav Stresemann Institut in Nds. e.V. – NGO

Phone: 05821-955 113

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ina Bülow

Website: http://s.gsi-bevensen.de/1644

Fax: 05821-955 299

E-Mail: ina.buelow@gsi-bevensen.de

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Conference: TF ITALY 2018, a Toolfair in Italian language

Dates: 8-12 October 2018

Venue: Torino, Italy

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesEastern Partnership countriesSouthern Mediterranean countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 3rd September 2018

ATTENTION: Italian speaking seminar!

The ToolFair is an event created to facilitate the meeting of youth workers, youth leaders, trainers, working at national level with trainers of neighbouring European countries who are able to work in the Italian language.

General Description

It is an activity in which youth workers of different countries in Europe will be able to share their practices implemented with youth, to introduce and present new educational approaches and tools, to test them with other colleagues, peers, or experienced in the youth field.

The Toolfair in Italian language target group are people already working in the youth field but newcomers, actors from other educational sectors (Schools, University, Vet) who are interested to work or cooperate with and within this field will be welcome, as well.

Participants to the TF should

• be devoted to participate to the full process of the activity
• Have visions and plans how to use what they learned in their work and within their organization
• Have the potential to develop their competencies in relation to the objectives of the activity

The objectives of the Toolfair are:
1. to promote exchanges of approaches and educational tools used in the youth field;
2. To increase the quality of educational tools and practices in order to create a positive impact on the youth sector;
4. To give an opportunity to youth organizations to create networks;
5. To find bridges among sectors to work effectively together on topics such as citizenship and migrations, youth participation, intercultural learning, social inclusion, racism, gender issues, self-entrepreneurship and innovation.
6. To participate to the selection of the tools that will participate to the Tool International Fair that will be held in Croatia in November 2018

To participate to the event, that will be hosted in Turin by the Italian National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme Youth Sector, you need to present an educational tool

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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:

Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani – Italian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth

Co-organizer:

Salto Euromed RC

Phone: 0039 06 37 59 12 48

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alessia Cecchini

E-mail: a.tinaburri@agenziagiovani.it

E-Mail: a.cecchini@agenziagiovani.it

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.

Poland in Summer

Training Course: Activists against Xenocide

Dates: 14-21 June 2018

Venue: Krzyzowa, Poland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Estonia, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Poland, Serbia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th May 2018

Activists against Xenocide is an international training on migration for professionals of non-formal education who are interested in the topic and want to learn methods (film and photography) on how to work on migration with young people.

General Description

The training is part of a two-step project. Participants of the training are invited to carry out small projects (micro projects) on migration with young people in their home cities over the summer.

They will have the chance to return to Krzyżowa with up to five young people for the international youth meeting taking place from 08.-14.10.2018. It is not obligatory to take part in the international youth meeting, but applicants with tangible ideas for carrying out projects will be given special consideration.

Since the training is going to be held in English, a high level of English is required.
Participants are encouraged to take part in an intercultural training and discuss during workshops, seminars and film-photo trainings political and historical experiences as well as knowledge of migration. Individual stories of people are in the centre of attention.

Through the training participants address questions such as how can we humanly deal with the refugee situation, what do refugees actually experience, including the situation of the participant’s home countries (solidarity and discrimination) and how they can actively act and advocate for people in need. Furthermore, professionals demonstrate media skills which lead to higher qualification and enable youth workers to work in this area with young people and prepare them for the upcoming youth exchange.

Based on the impact on Europe’s societies we will closely examine, the process of European integration and the way of dealing with today’s migration and refugee situation in Europe. Apart from dominating narratives about refugees and migration today and in the past, that exist in the general European public, participants deal with personal stories of people who have undergone that fate and share their individual experiences.

“Xenocide” is an invented, broader term to cover incidents like genocide and crimes against humanity. The term “activists” refers to people who saved others from suffering by resisting authorities committing xenocidal acts.

During a methodological workshops (film and photography) youth workers will be enabled to work on this topic with young people in their local communities. After the training, participants will use their expertise to carry out micro projects with young people in their home towns. They deal with the current need for standing up against violation of human rights and become active. With the help of film and photography, participants analyse the situation of migrants in their local community.

Up to five young people from each country and their trainer (hence a former participant of the international training) will have the possibility to take part in an international youth meeting in Krzyżowa (08.-14.10.2018).

Furthermore participants get the chance to get trained in new methods and materials of “JustNow – A Toolbox for Teaching Human Rights”. It contains new materials that combine historical education and Human Rights education. Participants will get introduced to a website, animations, learning modules, manuals and examples of good practice.

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Costs

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

Board and lodging of the participants will be fully covered by the organisers.

Escalating Participation fee (covers accommodation, full board and all programme activities)

Participants from Germany and Great Britain: 90 EUR / Estonia, Poland: 50 EUR / Greece: 30 EUR/ Serbia, FYROM: 10 EUR

Travel costs: For participants Estonia, Great Britain, Serbia, FYROM and Greece can be reimbursed up to 275 EUR per person, for participants from Germany and Poland up to 180 EUR of the economy class travel costs.

Application

Organizer:

Kreisau-Initiative e.V. – NGO

Co-organizer:

SocialVisions e.V. – NGO

Krzyzowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe – NGO

Phone: 0049 3053836363

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carolin Wenzel

E-Mail: wenzel@kreisau.de

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Training Course Missing Opportunity: Migrants and Refugees

Dates: 18-24 June 2018

Venue: Gaziantep, Turkey

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Greece, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 2nd May 2018

We’re sure, that In nowadays life we have to face with such things, as unequality, mistrust, racism, bigotry and selfishness, but also we’re sure that by informing youth about such problems and letting them use effective instruments.

General Description

We’re sure, that In nowadays life we have to face with such things, as unequality, mistrust, racism, bigotry and selfishness, but also we’re sure that by informing youth about such problems and letting them use effective instruments we can build new society, where all those bad things will melt step by step, until they finally gone.

The main goals of the training, is to provide effective tools for participants, getting them know the topic of refugees and migration and providing with skills, which later they can share and teach to other people in their local communities and Countries, through analysis of the best practices of the world, by presenting it with personal experiences and reflections of the participants.

Information will be provided about reality of refugees question in different countries and this will be for understanding of the topic from different points of view.

The main objectives are:
• to present deeper information on the basic concepts and existing context related to migration and refugees in Europe.

• to increase knowledge and awareness of the participants on contemporary problems and challenges related to migration, migrants and refugees.

• to provide information on how to use project based methodologies for analysing the problems of refugees/ migrants and developing targeted solutions.

• to provide information on how to use Erasmus+ Programme for innovative and project-based solutions on the issue of migration.

• to explore the role(s) of a youth worker in the inclusion process of refugees and (newly arrived) migrants and in the process of raising awareness

• to equip youth workers with effective tools and methods for trainings and activities on young refugees and migrants

• to improve youth organizations’ capacity to work for/with migrants and refugees.

• to develop Europe-wide partnerships for further Erasmus+ projects of the youth sector related to migration, migrants and refugees.

• to exchange information and realities in the different countries of the participants to get a deeper understanding of the diversity of this topic

The participants for this training course will come from Turkey (participants are already nominated), Greece, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom.

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Costs

 

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

1) Travel Cost Reimbursement: Please find in attached Infopack the max. amount for travel reimbursement per participants and country.

When we get your original arrival and return boarding passes, tickets and invoices then reimbursement will be your bank accounts. (If there is any transfer cost by the banks, it will cover from everyone travel cost, we will not cover it).

You should to know without all this documents, no any reimburse, so please dont lost your any kind of documents. (Especially Boarding Passes)
Visa Cost: United Kingdom and Spain has visa cost. The other nations does not need visa to enter Turkey.

2) The organiser will provide and cover accommodation and food.

3) There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organizer:

Sof Mountain Youth and Sports Club – NGO

Co-organizers:

Women and Young Entrepreneur Centre Association – NGO

Ankara Active Youth Association – NGO

Phone: 00905322732842

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Missing Opportunity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Faruk Erbağcı

E-Mail: sofdagi@hotmail.com

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Study Visit: Another Peace

Dates: 18-26 August 2018

Venue: Yerevan, Armenia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Armenia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 9th May 2018

The Study Visit “Another Peace” will be in 18-26 August in Yerevan. The aim is to discover the role of the NGOs and young people on the process of peace building/education.

General Description

Over the Europe there have been numerous efforts towards the prevention of conflict, which undoubtedly destroys the existing peace. Over the past 45 years, especially on political level important work has been done aimed at the promotion of peace.

During these years it became obvious that the escalation of global conflict is rooted in diversity, which may be looked at in terms of economics, culture, politics, ethnicity, nationality, religion and gender among others. It is because of this diversity that there is a tendency for members of one group not to tolerate the views and actions of others. This leads to a fight for dominance, the result of which is conflict and the breakdown of peace.

In the current world of conflicts and global migrations, young people are particularly vulnerable to instability and aggression. Within the global context of an increased international acknowledgment of the importance of conflict prevention and peace building the EC has significantly increased its focus on conflict prevention and peace building.

The EU considerably strengthened its policy framework in the field of conflict prevention and peace building and developed a wide range of financial and non -financial instruments to intervene in conflict affected countries, ranging from “classic” long -term geographical assistance, to specific short -term instruments and a wide range of non-financial instruments such as political dialogue, high -level mediation, deployment of EU observers and civic education for young people.

Peace-building is also often associated with society building, which is usually a case for post USSR countries and societies in transition. Society-building has become a necessity in many post-Soviet states in the early 1990s, after the collapse of USSR.

A bottom-up peace-building approach, also known as “indigenous empowerment”, is a comprehensive tool that aims to empower local population at the bottom and mid-levels of society by allowing them to consolidate and develop necessary resources for the implementation of a peace process.

Aim and Objectives
The project will have 2 activities: Training Course in Luxembourg and this Study Visit.

The Study Visit has the following objectives:
1 – To discover the youth work and youth NGOs’ reality in the country linked to peace building/education;
2 – To get to know youth policy developed by the Armenian Government related to peace building/education;
3 – To understand and see the influence of armed conflict and closed borders on the daily life of young people and how that affects their behavior/mentality;
4 – To discover the role of the NGOs and young people on the process of peace building/ education;
5 – To create a space for dialogue among youth/youth workers from Europe and its neighbor Countries for fostering transnational cooperation/trans-regional cooperation in peace building/education and promote peace education/building and non-violent conflict resolution among youth in the country and in the region;
6 – To highlight the role of new youth programme (Erasmus+) in the process of peace building and inter-cultural learning;
7 – To explore European values such as human rights, active citizenship, participation and good practices as a common base for future cooperation within the Caucasus and EU NGOs.

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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

Travel Cost and Reimbursements

Country – Max. reimbursement per participant

Poland – 360 eur
Georgia – 80 eur
Ukraine – 275 eur
Portugal – 820 eur
Russian Federation – 275 eur
Greece – 275 eur
Lithuania – 360 eur
Hungary – 360 eur
Turkey 275 eur
Luxembourg – 530 eur
Armenia – 0

Participation fee: 50 EUR
(will be deducted from your travel cost).

Travel Cost and Reimbursements*
The reimbursement of the travel expenses (travel from your departure city to the venue of the project) will be made by bank transfer for all participants except those coming from Georgia, Ukraine and Russian Federation.

Application

 

Organizer:

Foreign Students of Luxembourg – NGO

Co-organizers:

Co-organizers:

World Independent Youth Union – NGO

Academy of innovation – NGO

Phone: +37455511199

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Another Peace Armenia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Seg Kirakossian

E-Mail:foreignstudents.luxembourg@gmail.com

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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