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Training Course: Inclusive employability and entrepreneurship youth work

Dates: 14-22 September 2018

Venue: Mali Idjos, Serbia

Eligible are +10 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, FYROM, KOSOVO*, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden

Application deadline: 10th July 2018

“Inclusive employability and entrepreneurship youth work” is developed for youth workers willing to plan, prepare & organise different youth work & NFE activities for increasing employability and entrepreneurship skills of youth with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Objectives:

• To reflect and exchange opinions about the unemployment and entrepreneurship of youth with fewer opportunities in different European countries (tendencies and influencing factors, specifications of the target group, focuses etc)
• To achieve common understanding of different aspects, concepts and values of youth work and/for inclusion

• To define our target groups of youths with fewer opportunities and to explore the needs and consequences of socially excluded (youth) groups around us, in order to be able to improve situations towards more inclusive society
• To discuss and understand how EU social inclusion and employment policies influence our countries being members of EU or having (potential) candidate status to EU
• To discuss how youth work and non-formal education can positively influence better youth employability and employment and to share examples of good entrepreneurship and employment practices combating youth unemployment
• To empower and encourage participants to do quality needs analysis and develop strategies for local/European activities and longer-term programmes of youth work for employment and entrepreneurship for youth with fewer opportunities
• To encourage the development of different youth work and non-formal education activities and programmes for empowerment of unemployed youth with fewer opportunities in local communities
• To present the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme and to encourage the creation of future projects with unemployed youngsters with fewer opportunities.

Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education. The language of the training course will be English.

The training course will gather participants, trainers and staff from 9 organisations from 9 countries (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, FYROM, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Czech Republic and Sweden).

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:
• They are active youth workers / leaders and are willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on this training course in later activities in our partner organisations and communities.

• They are willing to focus and take action in the field of employability and entrepreneurship of youth with fewer opportunities, setting up the international and local projects dealing with youth unemployment.
• They are willing and committed to sharing / multiplying the new knowledge (gained at the TC) with other members of his/her organisation once he/she gets back.
• They are age above 18 and able to attend the entire duration of the course and are able to follow the programme in English language.

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Costs

 

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

The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks per day.

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organizers up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car).

Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:
1. Sweden – 275 eur
2. Serbia – 20 eur
3. Croatia – 180 eur
4. Bosnia and Hercegovina – 180 eur
5. Slovenia – 180 eur
6. FYROM – 180 eur
7. Kosovo* – 180 eur
8. Montenegro – 180 eur
9. Czech Republic – 180 eur

Application

 

Organizer:

Centre for Non-formal Education and Lifelong Learning (CNELL) – NGO

Phone: Mobile/Viber: +381–63–781–0642

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Inclusive Employability.pdf

Contact for questions:

Milica Milović Kinolli

E-Mail: inceeyw@youth-power.org

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Roma past and present through forum theater

Dates: 30 August – 4 September 2018

Venue: Struga, FYROM

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Albania, Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, FYROM,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 5th July 2018

Totalitarianism emerged in Europe by World War II as a popular type of governance seeking to promote state power and reduce the power of civilians. Totalitarian governments establish rigid rules and regulations for citizens, controlled all aspects of daily life by making education, banking and other key services fall under the control of the government. Roma were seen by the Nazis as being inferior, they were not as good a human being as the superior race.

General Description

Discrimination against the Roma, marginalization and ostracism are still prevalent in today’s Europe.

Methodology

The methods of this seminar will be forum theatre and non formal education. Forum and street theatre is often used by socially excluded and disempowered groups as interactive form of theatre that encourages audience interaction and explores different options for dealing with a problem or issue.

Through theatre we will give chance to youngsters to raise their own awareness about the Holocaust, elements of discrimination, denial of civic rights in the past and today towards the Roma.

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

Aim and Objectives

The aim of the training is to build capacity of youth workers and activists about the Roma past, mainly for Roma Holocaust and Human rights education and Roma present, mainly for discrimination and access to social rights.

To reach the general aim of the TC, the objectives are:

• Learn Forum Theater and Human Rights Education in context of Roma past and present
• Promote tolerance and equality through reflecting upon the European values and European identity;
• Roma and non-Roma volunteers and activists, sharing their grassroots engagement
and practices relating to Roma inclusion;

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 and Balkan countries: FYROM, Albania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro

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Costs

 

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

There is no participation fee.

Participants are encouraged to contribute to travel costs.

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. 200 Euro,
– Central and Eastern Europe max 150 €;
– Balkan countries: return bus ticket price

Application

 

Organizer:

Institute for Roma and Minorities – NGO

Phone: +4915772455903

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack for Roma now and then through Forum theatre.pdf

Contact for questions:

Senad Sakipovski

E-Mail: info.marandost@gmail.com

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Conference: Western Balkans Youth Meeting – The Berlin Process. A new impetus for youth work?

Dates: 23-25 May 2018

Venue: Podgorica, Montenegro

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

Application deadline: 20th April 2018

What has been the impact of the Berlin process in the field of youth? How can we contribute to moving further ahead? This seminar will explore these questions focusing on the themes of youth participation, civic education and social inclusion.

General Description

Four years have passed since the beginning of the Berlin process in 2014. Time to ask: What has been its impact in the field of youth? Where do we see a need for further action? How can we contribute to moving further ahead?

We want to take a particular look at fields where youth work can play an important role: youth participation and engagement, civic education (with a European dimension) and social inclusion, and explore:

• What kinds of initiatives and projects have been implemented in the past years?
• What can be done, and what can we do to enhance their impact?
• What are key messages to inform the next summit of the Berlin process in London and other political processes?

The SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre together with the German, FYROM and Slovenian National Agencies for Erasmus+, youth field, invite 30 youth work practitioners from Erasmus+ Programme countries and the Partner countries in the Western Balkans to reflect and discuss these questions, give visibility to inspiring practices, and formulate suggestions and recommendations aiming to stimulate further developments in the Western Balkans and the European integration of the region.

Background

The »Berlin process«, initiated in 2014 in Berlin, aimed to step up the process of European integration of the Western Balkan region. The youth events accompanying the annual summits of heads of state and government in Paris, 2016, and Trieste, 2017, concluded with recommendations for further developments the youth field; in addition, an Action Plan for youth work and youth policy was defined at the first Europe-Western Balkans Youth Meeting in Ljubljana in 2016.

Increasing support for regional cooperation between the countries of the Western Balkan region aiming to support reconciliation was one important recommendation, and the establishment of the Regional Youth Coordination Office for the Western Balkans (RYCO) today represents the most visible result of the Berlin process in the field of youth. At the same time, over 2.500 European cooperation projects involving over 15.000 participants from the Western Balkans and a variety of countries across Europe have been implemented in the field of youth with the support of the Erasmus+ programme since 2014 supporting the exchange of practices, the building of competences and capacities, intercultural understanding and long-lasting partnerships.

The next summit of heads of state and government within the Berlin process will take place in London on 9 – 10 July 2018; another youth event is foreseen to be held in the autumn. The European integration process of the Western Balkan region has received an additional impetus with the announcement by the European Commission, on 6 February 2018, of “A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans”. Two flagship initiatives include enhanced support for European and regional cooperation with specific reference to the role of Erasmus+ and RYCO in stepping up the process of reconciliation and the social and economic development of the region.

Further important developments in the youth field at European level, which can be expected to have an influence on possibilities for cooperation with and developments in the region include the development of a new EU youth strategy as well as a new generation of European youth programmes following the end of the current Erasmus+ programme in 2020.

Objectives and Approach of this Meeting

First assessments of the Berlin process point to positive developments it has stimulated in different fields. While it might be difficult to ascertain, what has been the impact of the Berlin process as such, we want to take a look at and take stock of what changes have been initiated in the field of youth, in particular youth work, in the past few years, and how these developments can be further supported.

This meeting will focus on youth participation and engagement; civic (non-formal) education with a European dimension and social inclusion, thus taking a look at thematic areas where youth work can make a difference. The three themes are interlinked. Civic education can increase young people’s critical thinking and their understanding of democracy and of their opportunities for active social and political participation and engagement. Promoting processes aiming to increase the access to equal participation for young people with fewer opportunities and health issues, such as access to relevant information, is a key issue in this context.

Youth workers and youth leaders contributing to the Ljubljana Action Plan and the recommendations from the Trieste and Paris youth conferences listed these areas among the priority themes, and they are also at the heart of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

As a basis for discussions during the meeting, we will collect and compile information about what has happened in the past years, about implemented projects, initiatives and policies regarding the above themes. A survey addressing youth work practitioners and selected other stakeholders will be carried out for this purpose. Experts will provide additional information during the meeting.

The objectives of the Meeting are to:

• Collect information about youth work and youth policy-related initiatives and projects that have been undertaken to take stock of and make more visible what has happened in the youth work and youth policy field in the past years;

• Assess the outcomes of implemented projects and initiatives, share inspiring practices, and look into how to further promote and enhance their impact;

• Explore the added value of European partnerships and projects in this context;

• Define some key messages addressed to policy makers, practitioners and programmes (in particular Erasmus+) to inform the London summit and the youth event of the Berlin process in 2018 as well as other relevant ongoing or upcoming meetings and processes.

The Meeting will last for two full working days, starting with lunch on Wednesday, 23rd May and ending with lunch on Friday, 25th May.

The programme will be facilitated by two experienced facilitators, Ajša Hadzibegović and Andreas Karsten.

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Costs

 

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

Full board and lodging of all selected participants will be covered by the organisers.

Travel costs of participants coming from Erasmus+ Programme countries will be covered by the National Agency in the participant’s country.

Travel costs of participants coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia will be covered by the SALTO SEE Resource Centre.

Application

 

Organizer:

SALTO SEE Resource Centre

Co-organizers:

MOVIT, National Agency for Erasmus+, youth chapter

Jugend für Europa – German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action

Phone: 00386-(0)1-430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sonja Mitter Škulj

E-Mail: sonja.mitter@mva.si

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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

Training Course. 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)

Training Course: Gamification for Balkans

Dates: 18-25 April 2017

Venue: Becici, Montenegro

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Croatia, Greece, Italy, KOSOVO*. FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey

Application deadline: 18th March 2017

Training about use of gamification for solving problems in society in Balkans and EU.
Project is designed to develop operational capacities of engaged organizations by learning innovative methods of youth social activation.

General Description

The project will explore gamification as a method of youth work, designed to engage youth in solving problems of their local communities. Social engagement of youth will is expected to leverage youth position in their local communities, and thus prevent social and economic exclusion.

Youth workers and youth leaders will discuss ways of engaging youth for taking actions for their communities, exchange good practices and discuss possible boundaries of engaging young people in social actions.

Participants will learn principles of gamification –methodology of social engagement using elements of game mechanics and will develop methods of using the knowledge and skills in youth work.

The project will initiate network of organisations using gamification in youth work (also by creation of “Gamification Tool-box”), able to support each other and multiply good practices in different social contexts in Europe..

Participants will learn principles of gamification – methodology of social engagement using elements of game mechanics and will develop methods of using the knowledge and skills in youth work.

Methods:

Energizers, this will help young people to open up their mind, get some energy and open up young people against each other.

Cooperation exercises, prepared exercises of young people from different countries to help the young people to open up and get to know everyone Country workshops, preparing each country workshops to teach young people from other countries, some from their own.

Leisure, the most important thing. When young people can really get to know each other in depth and talk about other than the project itself.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+

– 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:

Travel costs will be reimburesed according to the rules of Erasmus+ up to:

  • 180 EUR for participants from the HR, IT, GR, KS, RS, AL, BIH and
  • 275 EUR for participants from Turkey.

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

CET Platform Montenegro – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Milija

E-Mail: cetplatform@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

Training Course “Cherry on the Cake” – increase the visibility of your Youth Exchange

Dates: 21-25 November 2016

Venue: Montenegro

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

Application deadline: 20th September 2016

The 3rd international training course “Cherry on the cake” will focus on the aspects of visibility as well as dissemination and exploitation of results aiming at increasing the impact of Youth Exchanges.

Description

An essential part of a Youth Exchange is the involvement of young people from the early stages of generating ideas all the way to the closing of the project. If given a possibility to be involved from the beginning, the period when young people learn extends far beyond the time spent in the international setting.

Youth Exchanges therefore gain greater meaning when understood in the context of linking the European dimension to the regular youth work practise in the local level. Nevertheless, often the significance of Youth Exchanges remain unknown beyond the participating young people and project organisers themselves if visibility and dissemination and exploitation of results have not been sufficiently planned and accordingly carried out along with the implementation of the project. This training course therefore focuses on how youth leaders can increase the impact of Youth Exchanges by recognising, capturing and effectively communicating the results of the project.

This activity has a long-term approach and includes weekly reading assignments six weeks prior to the residential activity based on the publication “Cherry on the cake” –Advice for quality planning of Youth Exchanges.

The publication covers the implementation of a Youth Exchange project by addressing each phase of the process: drafting, planning, preparation, implementation, conclusion and dissemination of results with the focus on what young people can learn and how youth leaders can support the process in each phase. Participants will get their own copy of the brochure at the training course and another one to take back to their organisation. After the residential training course the participants will have a chance to consult the trainers of the activity regarding the topics covered during the training course when preparing their applications.

Objectives of the training course:

• Exploring the role of Youth Exchange in long-term work with young people;
• Developing competences in planning appropriate visibility as well as dissemination and exploitation of results of Youth Exchange as an integral part of the entire project cycle;
• Discovering quality aspects of Youth Exchange associated to partnerships, non-formal-learning, international dimension and safety of young participants;
• Increasing the understanding of the roles of a youth leader in all phases of Youth Exchange.

Profile of participants:

Youth workers / youth leaders, who:

• have implemented and/or led a group in a Youth Exchange;
• have concrete plans to apply for and carry out Youth Exchanges in the near future (first half of 2017) as a part their long-term work with local young people;
• are interested in developing their competences in increasing the impact of their future Youth Exchanges;
• are passionate about work with young people;
• are at least 18 years old;
• come from Erasmus+ Programme Countries or the Western Balkan region.

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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 National Agencies 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 National Agency to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

NOTE FOR THE APPLICANTS FROM THE WESTERN BALKANS: There is no participation fee. Travel costs are reimbursed by SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre after the activity has taken place.

Application

 

Organizer:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Co-organizer:

MOVIT Institute for the development of youth mobility – National Agency

Phone: + 386

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Cherry on the Cake.pdf

Contact for questions:

Maija

E-Mail: Maija.Lehto@mva.si

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.