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Training Course: Second Stop for Effective Inclusion

Dates: 24 June – 1 July 2018

Venue: Yerevan, Armenia

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

Application deadline: 20th April 2018

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

General Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The main aim of the project:

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

The objectives of the project:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Costs

 

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

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

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

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

Application

 

Organizer:

World Armenian Youth Network WostAYN – NGO

Co-organizer:

European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe – NGO

Phone: +37495929669

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack 2nd Stop.pdf

Contact for questions:

Diana Yeghiazaryan

E-Mail: wostayn@europe.com

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Training Course: Social entrepreneurship for change

Dates: 21-29 July 2018

Venue: Leipzig, Germany

Eligible are 33 participants coming from: Cyprus, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th March 2018

The training course will increase the quality of youth work services for migrants and refugees by equipping youth workers with competencies necessary for development of social entrepreneurship ideas and projects.

General Description

Due to the current political and social situation in the world, Europe has faced the problem of huge waves of immigrants. In the face of such economic and social challenges, there is demand, especially for young people of migrant and refugee background, to better prepare them for today’s varied and unpredictable career paths

The objective of the project is to tackle youth unemployment especially in respect of young people of migrant and refugee background, across the EU through innovative solutions including social entrepreneurship, and raising awareness on youth unemployment. This project also aims to ensure equal access to employment across the society, particularly among young people with migrant and refugee background through equipping them with relevant skills.

The main aim of the project is to increase the quality of youth work services for migrants and refugees by equipping youth workers (coordinators, facilitators, mentors) with competencies necessary for development of social entrepreneurship ideas and projects.

The project is based on an intensive learning process to reach following objectives:
• To enable participants to go through a process of development of social entrepreneurship projects and reflect on its different steps;
• To gain understanding on how to do social entrepreneurship projects and how to make it relevant for the needs of young migrants and refugees;
• To increase the knowledge of the background to social entrepreneurship (theory, concepts, steps, philosophy);
• To develop practical skills in designing and implementing social entrepreneurship projects;
• Raising awareness about problems that young migrants and refugees are experiencing
• Introducing tools regarding how social enterprises tackle societal problems in respect of young migrants and refugees
• To motivate youth workers in order to undertake and utilise social enterpreneurship as a force for social change
• To introduce necessary tools to youth workers on how to find innovative ways of tackling social problems in respect of young migrants and refugees
• To develop pilot projects which address social challenges in their organisations or community
• Equipping youth workers with the relevant skills of how they can cope with social problems of young migrants and refugees in their society

The “right track” involves the use of innovative pedagogical methods, enjoyable and inspirational environments, collaborative learning that rests on a competence-based and learner-centered approach. keeping learners in the learning pathway and encourage a positive attitude towards learning throughout life.

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Costs

 

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

All costs (travel, food, accommodation, training, local transport) are covered according to the Erasmus+ programme rules and agreements.

The travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ distance calculator (see info pack).

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organizer:

Lucky Punch Jugendhilfe gGmbH – NGO

Phone: +4917670928282

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Social Entrepreneurship for Change.pdf

Contact for questions:

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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