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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 InFormal: Integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level

Dates: 13-22 January 2018

Venue: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania

Application deadline: 20th November 2017

This long-term training course is an attempt to use non-formal education as a tool for youth empowerment in addressing societal issues and to build a productive co-working platform for educators coming from formal education and youth field

Description

The long-term project “InFormal – integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level” is an attempt to use non-formal education as a tool for youth empowerment in order to address all the mentioned issues and to build a stable and productive trans-national co-working platform for educators coming from formal education and youth field (NGOs and other youth authorities).

This project particularly targeting educators, teachers, professors, trainers, community leaders and policy makers in the field of education that often contradict their approaches instead of working for the common goal.

NFE is almost always associated with youth work out of curriculum = not-serious. Formal education is often too frontal, too boring and killing initiatives and critical thinking – essential skills of young people. And it seems like there is no middle.

With this project we want to bring two systems: formal and non-formal for dialogue, and building sustainable cooperation for the common aim.

Obviously teachers are working with bigger amount of young people at daily basis than youth workers, they can see and follow the current progress and have bigger influence to development of young people competences that will lead to active citizenship and increase the level of youth participation at local level.

At the same it is also obvious that youth workers are better in use of NFE approaches, better in motivating young people and in developing social or so-called “soft” skills. Though working alone they are not able to fill the gap, cover the number of young people, our partners recognize that and this is why they are so motivated in developing cross-sectorial cooperation.

Long-term Training Course Objectives:

  • To unite efforts of youth workers coming from formal and other youth field backgrounds for youth empowerment at local level by using non-formal education;
  • To build a cross sectorial network and to create joined actions to address the current challenges;
  • To build a necessary set of competences for proficient use of NFE instruments and tools for youth empowerment at local level;

  • To discuss the recognition of competences gained by NFE;
  • To introduce and discuss the ways of integration of NFE activities to the system of formal education;
  • To provide the opportunity to assess the quality of NFE activities and youth empowerment process at local level;

Participants Profile:

The training course is open for educators coming from formal and non-formal education system (trainers, teachers), psychologists and social workers from the formal (educational) institutions; youth workers dealing with young people and staff from NGOs and formal education system as main target group.

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Costs

 

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

Full board and lodging costs are covered by the organisers for all participants from grant funded by the Czech National Agency under ERASMUS+ programme.

All participants will be accommodated by two to three persons in one room. Three times meal and coffee-brakes will be provided while all time of your stay.

Travel costs will be covered up to the travel limit done by distance calculator.

Travel limit for the 1st TC ( Czech Republic)
Czech Republic: 0 EUR
Hungary and Poland: 180 EUR
Portugal: 360 EUR
Luxembourg, Italy, Romania: 275 EUR
S.Korea: 900 EUR

Participation fee of 50 euro for each training activity per participant.

Application

Organizer:

KURO Hradec Kralove z. s. – NGO

Phone: 0079040461534

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vera Goriunova

E-Mail: gorunovavera@gmail.com

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Training Course: WeMen

Dates: 30 April – 14 May 2018

Venue: Homade, Brivezac, France

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Poland, Portugal, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th December 2017

With our training course “WeMen” we want to invite activists, educators, youth workers, writers and visual artists to lend their support to involve youth for gender equity.

Description

Gender equality has a universally recognized benefit for people. However, our visual references (media, advertisements, movies and more), are still full of sexist stereotypes and vividly illustrate the depth of stereotypes permeating our contemporary civilization. Yet everyone have much to gain equality of all people, genders and sexes.

Our workshop in Brivezac, France, April 30 – May 14 2018, will invite youth workers and artists to lend their support to involve youth for gender equity.

We have chosen to address this topic through the use of creative digital tools because images are a powerful tool for reflection and call to action, and digital media has the widest impact reach.

t is well-known fact that teenagers and youngsters often take as role models the images, that are created by the Media. At this sensible age, youngsters often don’t want to think critically and adapt the role models for different genders without questioning them.

We are sure that youth workers or even educated youth are able to change the situation. We want to act and bring positive changes in our societies taking a special focus on media.

We intend to bring everyone messages for gender equity and equality through digital images. We intend to invite youth workers and educators to use these tools in their future work.

WeMen will bring together 24 men and women in equal proportions of youth workers, visual artists, gender activists and theoricians from different parts of Europe: 8 French, 4 Polish, 4 Bulgarian, 4 Portuguese and 4 Turkish.

The main aim of this Training Course in France is to increase awareness and provide youth workers with proper knowledge about gender issues and perspectives of European and project countries media.

The workshop will end with a local exhibition of comic strips to engage young people in favor of gender equality.

As a follow-up we would like to engage the youth workers and educators to bring the new creations and practices in their work, facilitate workshops and continue to conversation.

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Costs

 

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

Food, travel costs and accommodation are covered.

Travel reimbursement up to the following amounts:

  • travelling from Poland, Bulgaria, Portugal – 275 euro,
  • France – 180 euro,
  • Turkey – 530 euro

* There is a 50 EUR participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with a Nomadways annual membership).

Application

 

Organizer:

Nomadways – NGO

Phone: 00 48 574 184 867

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Karolina Ufa

E-Mail: karolina@nomadways.eu

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: Involving Everyone. Learning through Erasmus+ (vol 2)

Dates: 21-27 November 2017

Venue: Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: France, Germany, Greece, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st November 2017

TC on the inclusion of participants with fewer opportunities. It aims to raise awareness on the importance of youth work in fighting social exclusion through non-formal activities and experiential learning.

General Description

It is widely recognised that social exclusion produces deep and long-term damage to the living conditions, socio-economic participation, emotional life, and wealth being of young people. Different factors play important roles in producing social exclusion.

Poor levels of education, experiencing discrimination, monetary poverty, unemployment, living in remote geographical areas, and experiences of juvenile delinquency, are often indicated as the main factors of youth social exclusion.

Youth workers play an essential role in reaching and bringing together young people who face exclusion on a daily basis. They have the power to offer opportunities for preventing and remedying experiencing social exclusion among young people.

By offering young people targeted support, opportunities for non-formal learning, access to information, and opportunities for positive integration into the local community, youth workers are able to reduce the risks of further social exclusion linked to lack of well-being.

The training course “Involving Everyone: Learning through Erasmus+” is a second edition to a successful training in 2016. It brings together 28 participants from France, Germany, Greece Romania, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain to discuss the challenges of inclusion in different areas of youth work.

The methods will be highly participatory, interactive and experiential in a non-formal educational approach. They will include case studies, working in pairs and small groups, team building activities, discussions, workshop development and self-assessment. Thus participants will be able to share experiences and knowledge with each other and improve inclusion in their originating countries.

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Costs

 

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

Food and accommodation is covered 100% for all the participants. There is an additional

In accordance with EU regulations, we will be able to reimburse your travel costs up to the following maximum amount:

Portugal & Spain: 360 EUR
France, Germany, Greece, Slovenia: 275 EUR
Romania: 20 EUR

Participation fee of 20 EUR.

Application

Organizer:

Friedenskreis Halle e.V., Germany – NGO

Co-organizer:

Youthopolis – Adina Stoleriu – NGO

Phone: +49 162 1510 686

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule of the project.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gerolf Mosemann

Skype: gfm200315

Mobile: +49 162 1510 686

E-Mail: gerolf.mosemann@gmail.com

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Training Course APPETISER: An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ Programme for international youth work

Dates: 5-9 March 2018

Venue: Latvia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey

Application deadline: 1st December 2017

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Description

Appetiser aimes to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

This aim summarises the entire idea of the seminar – to give a feeling, what it means to work with young people in an international setting. Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

So, do you have experience as a youth work/leader at local level and yet did not organise international youth activities within Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme (and previous programmes)?

-Do you want to know about Erasmus+ opportunities for international youth exchanges, European Voluntary Service or/and training projects for youth workers?

-Are you in contact with young people or other people who would benefit from being involved in international activities?

-Are you part of an organisation or informal group that is new to Erasmus+ or wants to get to know about new opportunities for international activities within this programme?

Should you have answered positively to the most of the questions above, when this course is for you!

“Appetiser” is designed according to the following objectives:
• To taste non-formal and intercultural learning
• To enjoy the first intercultural youth project experience
• To exchange local youth activities in the international context
• To explore possibilities of support available for international youth activities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

• To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
• To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice.
The network of National Agencies for “Youth in Action” organises several Appetiser TCs per year. You’ll find an overview here.

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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 involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your 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.

Note for sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2017

Application

Organizer:

National Agency Latvia – Jaunatnes starptautisko programmu agentura

Co-organizers:

Sending NAs funding travel costs (see eligible countries) (National Agency)

SALTO T&C RC

 Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Appetizer Promo.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vladislava Skele

E-Mail:vladislava.skele@jaunatne.gov.lv

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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Study Visit: Boosting Youth Participation at Local Level

Dates: 13-18 November 2017

Venue: Portugal

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Hungary, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 2nd October 2017

A 4-day study visit for 26 youth leaders, youth workers and youth municipality officers to explore practices of youth participation in geographically isolated areas.

Description

This study visit is mostly targeting youth leaders, youth workers and youth municipality officers. The study visit will gather together youth workers from small scale towns, rural areas and little villages to have a look at Portuguese good practices that help the countryside to be more international. We will also get to know the participating organisations and create contacts between participants.

We can start forming project ideas and see how to get forward with the ideas later. Our focus will be on youth projects like youth exchanges and the European Voluntary Service (EVS).

Moreover, the participants must:
• Be able to work in English;
• Be willing to contribute with their experience to the visit;
• Be coming from Sweden, Portugal, Turkey, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Netherlands, Malta, Italy – no other counties can be accepted at this stage.

The central learning objective of this visit to Portimão is to better enable the participants to set up projects, programmes and long-term strategies and approaches, in order to increase youth participation in rural areas and on long term strategies and approaches.

The specific objectives of this study visit are:
• To explore, experience and understand the specific challenges to youth participation in geographically remote areas.
• To visit examples of good practices and based upon interaction with the project organisations, filter out elements to transfer to each participant’s own reality
• To think of innovative ways of youth participation in remote areas (new technologies, long-distance tools, etc.).
• To offer possibilities for long term partnership building for future projects, among organisations active in the field of youth participation.

The working methods used during this study session will be based on the principles of non-formal education, intercultural learning, experiential and participatory approach, aiming to easily foster and encourage the inclusion of the participants in the learning process.

The entire learning process will be based on participative and active learning approach allowing the participants space for sharing, exchange and explore new topic and points of view on youth work and policy making on European and local level. Sessions will be a combination of theoretical and practical parts where participates will be offered to get in touch with the core value and principles of active participation and cooperation.

This visit will thus create a learning space to focus on: (i) increasing young people participation in the decision-making processes, and thus their ownership of the local realities; as well as (ii) on measures to apply during the implementation of selected projects to offer more opportunities to geographically isolated youth, to support young families and young people to either stay or return to the countryside and gain their livelihoods through local employment and entrepreneurship, user-driven and self-organized initiatives.

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Costs

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

– Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers. Any particular need should be communicated at the moment of registration.

– Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus+ Key Action 1 rules.

  • Flight tickets shall be bought only after agreement and confirmation with the organizers.

* From Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Italy and Malta – max. amount of 360 euro per participant
* From Sweden and Turkey – max. amount of 530 euro per participant
* From the Netherlands – max. amount of 275 euro per participant

– Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the training.

Application

Organizer:

DYPALL Network – NGO

Phone: +351920216820

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Study Visit Youth Participation.pdf

Contact for questions:

Helena Esteves

E-Mail:helena.esteves@dypall.com