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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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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.




World Armenian Youth Network WostAYN – NGO


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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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




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: Integration of Non-formal Education Methods for Refugees

Dates: 9-17 April 2018

Venue: Marmaris, Turkey

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th March 2018

The methodology of the training will be based on the non-formal education methods such role-plays, case studies and group work and there will be a space for participants’ to try out their own methods

General Description

Mainly of the refugee population is young people aged between 13-30 and when it is looked up the percentage of young population (aged 13-30), it is around 60% and in Turkey the counts get more and more to the 80% of all refugee population.

Most of those young people had to be educated to prevent their marginalization in future and included in the society. Towards those issues, with parallel to School Education, there should be opportunities for young refugees to participate within the education processes of the Youth Sector. Although, the youth workers are not competent enough to provide educational opportunities in EU and neighbouring countries such Turkey and FYROM.

With the project, we would like to carry out this project to address the problem of inclusion of refugees in non-formal education context in youth work and create synergies among the participating organizations to future cooperation for the inclusive education methods.

Thus, the project proposal aims to strengthen the competences of youth workers and youth leaders in finding proper approaches for fostering the inclusion of refugees and also marginalized young people with migration background.

More specifically the projects’ objectives are:
– To strengthen the understanding of inclusion and its challenges for young refugees and young people with migration background

– To create strategies on youth work context to
improve the quality of youth services which are developed for refugees and young people with migration background

– To explore the role of youth work in inclusion strategies on educational services

– To create and implement local activities on inclusion of young refugees and young people with migration background

– To strengthen ties between people and organisations engaged in the field of youth work

The project will be implemented between the dates 09.04.2018 – 17.04.2018 ( including
arrival and departure days ) with the participation of 10 countries and 28 participants and 4 trainers.

The methodology of the training will be based on the non-formal education methods such role-plays, case studies and group work and there will be a space for participants’ to try out their own methods.

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

Expenses of transportation within project week, meals and accommodation will be covered by hosting organization, you are only responsible for your personal expenses

There is a different limit for travel reimbursement for each country according to distance calculator of European Commission.

Maximum grant per participant from:

  • Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Lithuania: 360 Euro
  • Poland, FYROM and Romania: 275 Euro
  • Greece 180 Euro
  • Turkey: 0 Euro




Cirque et arts en liberté asbl – NGO


Tepebaşı Sosyal Yardımlaşma ve Dayanışma Vakfı – NGO

Phone: 0032495432942

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Marmaris.pdf

Contact for questions:

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EVS: Volunteerzurum

Dates: 2nd May – 29th June 2018 (2 months / short-term EVS)

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are 1 up to 2 volunteers coming from: Turkey

Application deadline: 16th April 2018

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Voluntary Service provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.


The participant(s) will spend 2 months in Greece and will work as a volunteer in different actions related to the elaboration, design and execution of social inclusion projects and activities and in local, national or international campaigns of the hosting organization, for example in the line of work which is carried out as Youth sector and promotion of EU policies.

Furthermore, the volunteer will be allowed to integrate their own ideas and experience. We’ re completely open to new suggested projects from our international volunteers, knowing that their inputs can be really valuable.

Volunteerzurum EVS project, according to the framework of Erasmus+ EVS programme, will provide educational and artistic workshops, towards vulnerable social groups of Thessaloniki.

According to the plan of activities, we are going to run several educational initiatives, as intercultural dialogue and social awareness, languages workshops, basic competences workshops and several creative artistic workshops. Our group of volunteers, will offer their services, to the aforementioned social groups.

The beneficiaries of this project, will be young refugees residing into temporary hosting structures (daily refugee centre: ALKYONE), as well as homeless citizens of Thessaloniki, residing into municipal hosting structures.

The EVS volunteers, who will be recruited by YIA 18, are young adults who will not have completed the 30th year of their lives, at the starting date of the Volunteerzurum project. Eligible participants, shall be holders of Green passport! According to the project’s selection criteria, strong willingness and motivation of volunteers, will be highly appreciated.

The active involvement of volunteers, throughout the project’s duration is a prerequisite. Selected participant’s of the EVS project, will have completed their studies (vocational or tertiary educational structures) and will be interested to acquire basic skills & competences, which will be helpful for their professional life.

Social excluded youngsters, facing social marginalization due to financial or geographical obstacles, will have the chance to work into a multicultural environment, which will be beneficial to widen their perspectives & opportunities.

Additionally, we expect that Volunteerzurum project will be a good practice, which will be adopted and implemented by the project’s partners, after the end of the EVS project. This fact will ensure the additional value of this project.

Namely the selected participants coming from vulnerable groups, will be of the following social backgrounds: excluded youngsters, facing social marginalization due to financial or geographical obstacles, migrants, Roma, etc. We will focus upon certain volunteers, who have gained expertise into planning youth initiatives, with our project partners.

Although, the selection process is an open and transparent process for everyone, thus we will search for the ideal candidates, who will contribute with the project’s outcomes, attributing a supportive social structure to the city, for its vulnerable groups.

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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. 100% for travel cost (maximum amount see down).

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ program, within following limits:

Turkey: 270 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

  • Monthly allowance: 245 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)




YiA 18, in partnership with SITODED, Erzurum – NGO


Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

Please send your resume (cv), at: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (17-30 years old), residents of Turkey, holders of Green passport

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Training Course: Sports Activities. The Path to Social Inclusion

Dates: 27 April – 5 May 2018

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 26 participant coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Malta

Application deadline: 5th March 2018

Training of youthworkers on how Sports can enhance their capacity and repertoire of practices in order to respond more effectively to diversity and in intercultural settings. We will have activities indoor, outdoor (sports), and with refugees in camps.

General Description

The project ” Sports Activities: The path to Social Inclusion” aims to support 26 youthworkers from partner organizations (Cyprus, Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, Spain, Latvia, Malta, Romania) and inspire the wider lifelong learning community on how to improve social inclusion practices through education through sport.

All partners intend to identify and show the power of E+ trainings through a TC week of NFL activities (using sports as a tool). In other words, during this TC they aim to enhance and enrich the repertoire of inclusive practices of their youth workers when they work in the ongoing changing society they live in. Therefore, by the end of the project there will be an increased impact on the improvement of basic key competences for youth workers and increased awareness on how social inclusion can be supported through sports.

The project week will be based mainly on sports activities and Education through Sport practice using NFL, but also activities with refugees in Asylum Camp of Kofinou.

The objectives of the project/TC are:
1. To increase awareness in youthworkers on how NFL can support the active and joyful involvement into sports
2. To train youth workers to develop inclusive practices through sports activities, for supporting effectively marginalized groups (refugees, migrants, socially excluded);
3.To increase awareness on and suggest the method of education through sports (to all pax/yw) as a practice that supports wellbeing (in short term) and social inclusion and solidarity (in long term);
4. To support youth workers in the acquisition of key competences with a view to improving their personal development
5. To bridge and acknowledge cultural differences between partner countries and participants;
6. To create long term partnerships for future collaboration in the youthfield for projects on sports as a tool for social inclusion.

Profile of the participants:
-Work with youths
-Interested in sports
-Apply practices and work in intercultural or/and diverse settings
-Have interest in social inclusion practices
-English language at very good level
-Be ready for an intensive collaborative learning experience
-Age: 18+ years old
-Being (or to be) registered members of partners Organizations

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

Travel Costs will be reimbursed in euros based on real expenses:

Malta, Greece, Bulgaria 275 euros

Accommodation and food is covered 100% only for the dates of the Activity. Any extra days prior the arrival or later the departure are not covered.

There is not any fee




Network for European Citizenship and Identity-NECI EU – NGO

Phone: +35799465221

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Renos Georgiou

E-Mail: neci.eu@gmail.com

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Training Course: Act non-formal vol. 2

Dates: 26 March – 3 April 2018

Venue: Osterholz-Scharmbeck/ Bremen, Germany

Eligible are 38 participants coming from: Cyprus, Finland, FYROM, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 5th February 2018

Act non-formal! is a Training Course for youth workers and those working the educational field of inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in order to get knowledge in how to involve drama and non- formal education methods into their daily work.

General Description

“Act non-formal vol.2” is a European Training Course that was initiated by several European NGOs in order to learn and share innovative non-formal education methods for young people, but especially to groups with fewer opportunities such as people with disabilities, young refugees and youth from marginalised group into local communities.

As one of the biggest challenges that youth work is facing at the moment is how to integrate young migrants and refugees and for them to benefit from youth work as well, youth workers need to be trained and learn new tools in order to transform the youth work to be able to face the current challenges.

Therefor we invite 38 youth workers from Cyprus, Latvia, Slovakia, Finland, FYROM, Hungary, Spain and Germany to learn new tools that make use of drama methods to include in their daily work. These tools will help youth workers to integrate youth from marginalized groups into their work and into society.

Also we will speak about ways how young refugees can be involved in international youth projects in order to benefit from the experiences as well.

All the methods used will be non formal methods using drama educational tools, non-verbal methods, different forms of discussions, sharing experiences and simulations in order to guarantee a successful learning outcome that can be easily applied in local youth work.

This project should bring a new dimension into local and international youth work with integrating marginalised youth, training youth workers to make youth work more innovative and drama more applicable.

It should help youth workers to be prepared for challenges that occured or might occur in future with integrating refugees.

The methods applied will help young people to reflect and express their opinions about actual topics and to make youngsters from different backgrounds feel connected in order for young migrants and refugees to feel accepted by the society and therefor stop their radicalization.

The trainers will be Maria Diaz Durillo, Mohammed Awwad, Branimir Suk and Svenja Oltmanns.

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

1. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to a max. of:

275€/participant (Latvia, Slovakia, Hungary, Spain, FYROM, Finland)

380€/person (Cyprus) and

180€/person (Germany)

After sucessful participation in the TC and fulfilling dissemination activities.

Please consult with us before you book the exact amount of reimbursement that are eligable to get reimbursed.

2. Acommodation and food will be covered

3. There is a participation fee of 20€ per person.




NaturKultur e.V. – NGO

Phone: +4915202911880

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions: