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Training Course: Welcome Refugees. Plus 1 aid

Dates: 10 – 17 April 2018

Venue: Batumi, Adjara, Georgia

Eligible are 3 participant coming from: Greece

and Involves 23 participants coming from: Georgia, Germany, Italy, Greece, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 21st January 2018

The main aim of the project is to bring a positive change and support the implementation of the European policy agenda for the growth, peace building, integration and social inclusion via non-formal education.

Description

Erasmus+ TC “PLUS1Aid- Refugees Welcome”– aims to rise up personal and professional skills of the trainers and youth workers. Prepare and motivate them regarding the migration related topics. Process will support them to successfully include and cover the integration related topics among their target groups.

Furthermore it`ll empower them to be actively involved in this process and stimulate the idea of the integration among the youth. According to the project aim and objectives, there will not be an age limit for whole cycle of the project.

The main aim of the project is to bring a positive change and support the implementation of the European policy agenda for the growth, peace building, integration and social inclusion via non-formal education.

The project content is building a strong logical chain to rise up the awareness about the refugees and an importance of the integration process for modern society based on the philosophy of the Erasmus+ program “Building on the past experience, looking towards future”.

Overall objectives are following:

• Create a network of the organizations working in this field
• Explore migration policy of EU and enroll civic society in the process
• Rise up an awareness about the migration among the youth workers and NGO workers
• Stimulate the idea of social integration and peace building in Europe
• Share the best practice connected with the management of migration among the Youth NGOs and youth workers
• Encourage young people to be actively involved in social life
• Motivate the youngsters to be an active European citizen in general
• Promote non- formal learning and present it as a tool for the participation and development
• Promote inter-cultural exchanges, tolerance, outdoor activities and the solidarity in general
• Spread the information about the Erasmus+ stimulate future cooperation

Participant profile:

The participants of the training course “PLUS1Aid- Refugees Welcome” will be the youth-workers, trainers and representatives of NGO sector who are looking for the opportunities to improve their knowledge about the migration related issues and explore advantage of non – formal education.

Also, the decision makers (from governmental sectors) will participate in the project who can significantly contribute to the network. All project participants will have a personal experience linked to the migration process, especially active youth workers, who work for concrete target group and the youth with fewer opportunities (migrants, refuges educational, economic, social, geographical point of view).

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

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Student-Youth Council – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – 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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Study Visit: Integration of young refugees in youth work

Dates: 18-21 April 2018

Venue: Sweden

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 28th January 2018

The study visit wants to inspire youth workers working or motivated to work with young refugees, newly arrived young migrants and asylum seekers. Visits to Swedish good practices, sharing of experiences and ideas for project development on a local level.

Description

Youth work organisations can be one of the important actors in the integration of young refugees. They offer opportunities for the young refugee to learn new competences, gaining self-confidence and a feeling of belonging in this new country.

At the same time they can support awareness raising about refugees by working on connecting local communities with young refugees and as such strengthen acceptance and decrease xenophobia of the local communities towards ‘the unknown refugees’.

There are many initiatives going on to integrate young refugees. The challenge for youth work organisations is to not re-invent wheels, but connect successful initiatives and share and learn from each other.

This study visit is organised by four National Agencies: NA Belgium-FL (coordinating NA), NA Sweden (host), NA Belgium-FR and NA Norway. It wants to offer a space to 25 youth workers from the 3 involved countries to exchange good practices on a local level, learn from identified successful projects and each others experiences and bring back inspiration and new ideas for successful local projects back home that will benefit the integration of refugees.

Aim and Objectives:
This study visit aims at empowering and inspiring youth workers and others working or motivated to work directly with young refugees, newly arrived young migrants and/or asylum seekers to get them integrated in the local communities by sharing good practices and inspiration for new ideas and formulating concrete steps.

The objectives are:
– To reflect on the own local reality of integrating young refugees into local communities and identifying needs, challenges and good practices for working with young refugees.
– To exchange good practices (projects, methods, activities) of youth work in how to integrate young refugees into local communities
– To explore local good practices of Swedish youth organisations in how to integrate young refugees into local communities
– To get inspired and create own ideas for the integration of refugees within the own local youth work context and to formulate concrete next steps.
– To explore how Erasmus+ can be used as a tool for the integration of refugees.

The study visit fits into a pathway with different phases, set up by each involved NA:
1) National preparation meeting in January or February 2018 where the participants will get to know each other on local level and will be informed on the opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme and the European Solidarity Corps and on the support offered by the NA.
2) Study visit to Sweden in April 2018
3) Follow-up phase on national level by the NA: support in project development, offer other (international) training opportunities,

This pathway allows the study visit to fully focus on sharing concrete good practices, getting inspiration and creating new ideas on how your youth work can contribute concretely to the development and integration of refugees. The study visit will not be directly focused on writing new project proposals, but will allow partner finding and developing first project ideas.

Profile of the participants:

If you are a..
– A youth worker, social worker or experience expert connected to a youth organisation, youth care institution, … working with or motivated to work directly with young refugees, newly arrived young migrants and/or asylum seekers
– Willing to share your challenges and good practices with other organisations.
– Motivated and able to implement new (international) projects in your local organisation for the integration of young refugees
– Experience with the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme is not required.

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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.

Application

 

Organizer:

NA Belgium-FL – National Agency

Phone: +32 2 209 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Inez Adriaensen

E-Mail: inez.adriaensen@jint.be

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course Game of Cultures: Inclusion of young migrants and refugees

Dates: 29 January – 5 February 2018

Venue: Cascais, Portugal

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

Application deadline: 10th December 2017

For all those who work in multicultural environments and face the challenge of newly arrived cultures, wishing to encourage intercultural dialogue in their local communities in order to enhance its openness to the inclusion of Young migrants and refugees

Description

“Winter” is coming.
More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, continuing this trend in 2016 and 2017, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling and including people.

This training course will focus on the work with local communities and not specially in working directly with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees themselves. Inclusion of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees is very hard in communities which lack the openness and are not aware of the issues and challenges associated with it.

Working in the intercultural competences of local communities throughout Europe is a key element for a healthier relationship between all parties and a better Europe towards the future. This training course is focused on intercultural learning in the field of youth and alternative approaches towards it.

Taking different points of view (arriving and hosting) to the situations and possible conflicts, we will be exploring and using different tools that youth workers can use when organizing activities related to cultural diversity, but also giving space for discussion and theoretical considerations.

This training is not only for Youth Workers who work directly with refugees and migrants, but for all those who work in multicultural environments and work in communities who face the challenge of newly arrived cultures.

Game of Cultures is the 2nd edition of an intensive training course with 6 full training days.

Main aim:
– to support, empower and develop the competences of youth workers so that they can act on their local youth communities in order to create multiplier agents, promoting and encouraging intercultural dialogue in their local communities in order to enhance its openness to the inclusion of migrants and refugees, with a mid and long term perspective.

Objectives:
– Reflect on the current European and National realities concerning the flux of migrants and refugees and their inclusion;
– Learn and develop knowledge, competences and tools to work on diversity, intercultural learning and intercultural dialogue;
– Create awareness of the importance that influence of culture has on person’s behavior and identity;
– Raise awareness on the cultural differences between different European countries and to what extent this impacts the inclusion/exclusion of migrants and refugees in different societies;
– Develop tools, activities and sustainable strategies to promote inclusion of migrants and refugees;
– Explore the potential of young people as actors of inclusion and change on a local level, on a mid and long term perspective;
– Share good practices related to youth work, inclusion and active participation
– Acknowledge the Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for intercultural learning, Youth Work and inclusion;
– Develop an informal network of youth workers and youth leaders tackling the Refugee Crisis and promoting follow up projects and initiatives.

Methodology
The training course will use the principles and methods of Non Formal Learning and will include input sessions, experience-exchange sessions, reflection-groups and discussions. Participants will assume a very active role during the program sharing their knowledge, experience, ideas and questions related to the topic.
The working methods will be varied and interactive in order to ensure a balance between theory and practice, between information and application.

One specific quality of this training course is the focus on projects and concrete use of learning products, therefore participants will be supported and guided on the development, implementation and evaluation of their own tools or projects for intercultural learning and dialogue.
This is an intensive training course with 6 full training days of about 7 hours working time per day. There is one free afternoon, but other than that it is to be expected a demanding schedule.

Target groups
– Youth workers
– Trainers
– Youth leaders
– Youth Policy Makers
– EVS mentors/tutors

Working language: English

Team of trainers: Saro Rossi (Italy) and Rodrigo Vilarinho (Portugal)

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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.

Info for sending NA´s: TCA 2017 Plan

Application

 

Organizer:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action

Co-organizers:

Bureau International Jeunesse (BELGIUM-FR NA) – National Agency

Spanish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

SALTO Cultural Diversity

Phone: +351253204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Game of Cultures.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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: Sharing Stories Building Bridges

Dates: 3-12 December 2017

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Armenia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th November 2017

Erasmus+ training course for youth workers and trainers interested in acquiring the practical method of digital storytelling for working with youth with diverse cultural background.

Description

“To be a person is to have a story to tell”

Every single human being has a unique personal history based on their experience, thoughts and feelings. To share those stories with others can be a powerful tool, changing the attitudes and inspiring both sides – those who listen to the stories and those who tell them.

The art of storytelling has been an important part of social interactions since the very birth of humanity. However, as nowadays we are being exposed to constant flood of news and data, we tend to forget how important and meaningful is to share our personal experience with others. The digital storytelling is a concept that combines two crucial aspects – the power of creating personal narratives and our modern need to “go digital”.

The proposed Training Course aims at bringing European youth workers together and teach them what digital storytelling is and how they can use it as a tool for working with young people with diverse cultural and/or migration background.

During the project the participants will go through an intensive set of workshops giving them a chance to learn how to create their own digitalized stories. We believe that learning by doing will provide a deeper understanding of the method and therefore serve as an inspiration for creating similar projects in participants own communities.

Developing projects that are based on new methods and approaches seems to be especially important for those youth workers who are dealing with difficult social issues, as they very often lack proper and effective tools to address their beneficiaries. Digital storytelling is a very inclusive method that can be used in various contexts and therefore we hope the skills and knowledge gained during this Training Course will help our participants to create a new quality in their everyday work with young people.

Objectives:
 To provide participants with knowledge about the digital storytelling method and its possible benefits for youth work
 To equip them with skills necessary to design digital storytelling projects in their own communities
 To enhance participants ICT skills and encourage them to use open source technologies in their daily youth work
 To establish a network of like-minded organizations and individuals, who are interested in the further exchange on the topic of using digital methods for working with youth
 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 storytelling (prior knowledge of photo/video making and editing is not required)
 Ready to use digital storytelling as a method of working with youth in their own communities
 Interested in setting further co-operation with similar organizations from other European countries
 Being able to communicate in English fluently

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth.

All the costs related to accommodation and food will be 100% covered by the project.

The travel costs will be reimbursed to participants up to the following maximum amount per person:

Portugal: 820 EUR
Poland: 360 EUR
Germany: 360 EUR
Denmark: 360 EUR
Bulgaria: 275 EUR
Moldova: 275 EUR
Russian Federation: 275 EUR
Ukraine: 275 EUR
Armenia: 180 EUR
Georgia: 180 EUR

We do not take participants fee for this training course.

Application

Organizer:

Caucasus Youth Nexus – NGO

Phone: +995 555 66 48 14

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Sharing Stories Building Bridges.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kasia Kowalska

E-Mail: katarzyna.m.kowalska@gmail.com

Training Course. People beyond borders. Serbia

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Training Course: people beyONd borders – tools for fighting discrimination and building more inclusive society

Dates: 17-26 February 2018

Venue: Serbia

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Italy, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia

Application deadline: 27th November 2017

Erasmus+ project “people beyONd borders” is a TC to be held in Serbia, in February 2018. The main objective of the TC is providing participants theoretical and practical knowledge about current refugee’s situation in Serbia, Europe and tools to work with around the topic.

Description

This TC is designed to introduce participants to the topic of migrations and current situation in Europe regarding migrants and refugees, and to share with them tools for fighting discrimination and building more inclusive society.

What?
„people beyONd borders“ is a 10 days TC with the objective of providing participants with theoretical and practical knowledge about current migrant and refugee situation in Europe, and providing them with tools for understanding this problem, for fighting discrimination and building their community into more understanding and inclusive one.

Why?
From April 2015 until today, during “European Refugee Crisis”, over two million refugees and migrants have had their desperate journey to Europe, coming mostly from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. These people came running away from unbearable life conditions in their countries, searching for safety and future for themselves and their families.

Their way to Europe is full of obstacles and difficulties and what they encounter once they finally reach Europe is devastating. They become subjects to discrimination, stereotypes, exclusion, and unfortunately even violence.

At the same time, media are either not reporting about this things or they’re sending incorrect, exaggerated and even dangerous information. All this creates atmosphere of not understanding, discrimination and prejudice towards refugees. In order to make first steps towards change of this atmosphere, we would like to provide young people with knowledge and tools they can use to make the change.

How?
Through workshops, lectures, interactive presentations and discussions hosted by experts on the subject, participants will learn and practice different approaches to this situation which will hopefully inspire them to act and to share their knowledge in their own community.

Who?
19 participants from 6 countries – Serbia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal.

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Costs

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

Being this TC granted by Erasmus+ programme, accommodation, food and participation fee are paid for all the participants, as well as travel expenses (up to a certain limit established by Erasmus+).

These limits are:
– Slovenia, Montenegro and Kosovo*: 180 euros
– Italy: 275 euros
– Portugal: 360 euros
– Serbia: 20 euros

Application

Organizer:

Agoraveiro – NGO

Phone: 00351234482575

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natasa Golosin

E-Mail: agora.aveiro@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: The new concept of social inclusion

Dates: 11-18 December 2017

Venue: Kolasin, Montenegro

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy, KOSOVO*, Latvia, Montenegro, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 11th November 2017

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with competences and methods needed for providing social entrepreneurial learning to the young people with fewer opportunities (particularly young refugee and youth with migrant origin).

Description

Social entrepreneurship has been gaining a growing attention in the last few years, as a way for addressing social challenges such as migration.

Social enterprises work for the less privileged people in society; many of them have been supporting the active inclusion of disadvantaged people, contribute to job creation, and often provide services which are socially necessary and useful.

Social entrepreneurship allows young people not only to gain professional experience but also to integrate into society. Youth work can inform young people about the advantages and drawbacks of entrepreneurship helping them make informed decisions.

It makes young people reflect on the values and ethics of youth work and base their entrepreneurial decisions on them. It can also guide them to other services who can help them (employment offices, specialized training courses, local and regional administrations etc.).

Project will facilitate the sharing of practices and methods useful for social entrepreneurship creation and support.

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Costs

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest means of transportation and preferably for the return tickets. You will be reimbursed for your travel costs only once we receive the original tickets and boarding passes for your trip.

Here is the list of maximum reimbursement, for participants from:

Group 1: Western Balkan – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo* – Maximum reimbursement of 180 EUR
Group 2: Latvia, Italy, France, and Spain – Maximum reimbursement of 275 EUR
NOTE: there is no reimbursements of travel costs for participants from Montenegro.

There is NO participation fee to take part on this project.

Application

 

Organizer:

NGO Natura – NGO

Phone: Please contact us via email

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Velibor Boskovic

E-Mail: natura.kolasin@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Seminar: Can I come in? Sharing tools for effective inclusion of young migrants

Dates: 20-26 November 2017

Venue: Hungary

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 3rd November 2017

The seminar involves 30 youth workers from 10 different countries, aiming at the capacity building of youth organizations dealing with issues connected with migration and youth, through the sharing of best practices and tools they developed in the field.

Description

The “Can I come in? Sharing tools for effective inclusion of young migrants” seminar will explore reasons and factors that cause exclusion, diffidence and xenophobia, active and passive civil positions, the concepts connected with migration (both regular and irregular) and asylum in EU including legal aspects, types of migration, push and pull factors, labour migration schemes, circular migration.

The impact of migration on the immigrants and the host societies, the current anti-immigrant stance in Europe, the concepts of asylum seeker and refugees in modern society, national and international instruments and mechanisms for protection of the rights of the migrants and finally, the possibilities of action for youth workers and NGOs in the field, opening ways of cooperation among them and with different kind of other institutions.

The seminar will lead to the creation of a platform of work on migration issues for youth NGOs as well as to different creative dissemination tools to be used in all the countries involved.

The seminar will be held in Budapest, Hungary, and will last for 7 working days, during which participants will deepen the knowledge on the challenges connected with the current migrant crisis in Europe from multiple perspectives, understanding and recognizing the reasons of this phenomenon, explore the skills and tools needed today to work with young migrants and the local communities, sharing experiences, ideas, best practices and methods developed in different countries to raise awareness and build positive change in the attitudes and approaches of European youth towards the issue.

Methodology:

Non-Formal Education will be the main methodology used during the seminar, together with theoretical aspects, to ensure a complete learning dimension, using methods such as group discussions, round tables, simulations, and dynamic, creative and participative activities.

Participants’ Profile

This project has been designed and developed to address youth workers, both professionals and volunteers. In order to be eligible as a participant, it is necessary to be over 18 years old and legally resident in one of the participating countries.

The participants should:

– be able to speak English;
– be involved with a youth organisation and be able to present it and its work with young people and migrants;
– be ready to share some tools and projects developed by the organization in the field of migration;
– have the motivation and capacity to develop actions for and with young people on the topic of social inclusion of migrants;
– be committed to contribute in the full project in all of its phases, including dissemination and follow up with the participation to the newly created platform and network.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The organiser will provide accommodatioan and food during the course for free.

Travel costs admitted for reimbursement:
– 0 EUR Hungary
– 275,00 EUR Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Germany, Italy, Malta, Romania, Turkey
– 360,00 EUR Spain

To learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses, please contact the contact person of the coordinating organisation.

No fee will be applied to take part in the programme.

Application 

Organizer:

Institute for Cultural Relations Policy – NGO

Phone: 0036205725972

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

András Lőrincz

E-Mail: andras.lorincz@culturalrelations.org