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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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Costs

 

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.

Application

 

Organizer:

NaturKultur e.V. – NGO

Phone: +4915202911880

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Too many news – my own views

Dates: 3-11 February 2018

Venue: Lviv, Ukraine

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Cyprus, FYROM, Greece, Jordan, Serbia, Turkey

Application deadline: 14th January 2018

The project aims at examining critically media discourses in our countries and analysing the role and impact of mass media messages in creating a stereotypical image of particularly vulnerable social groups, e.g. migrants and various social minorities.

General Description

Mass media is a powerful force in forming our perception of reality. The recent technological developments have brought profound changes to the way we access and consume news. Today every person connected to the Internet can post information, pictures, videos and comments which can go viral.

This means that they can potentially reach millions of people around the world and influence their attitude to a given issue. The digital revolution can empower but this power comes with great responsibility. In various parts of Europe and neighboring countries young people face different challenges related to media literacy, i.e. exposure to media bias, hate speech, cyberbullying, grassroots xenophobia propagated by media and social networks.

How to stay informed but to avoid misinformation? How to distinguish between reliable information and various forms of propaganda? How to confront and counter hate speech online?

We would like to carry out this project to empower youth workers and activists to become conscious media consumers, to apply their critical thinking skills and to contribute to more inclusive and tolerant societies through non-formal education methods.

The project aims at examining critically media discourses in our countries and analysing the role and impact of mass media messages in creating a stereotypical image of particularly vulnerable social groups, e.g. migrants (labour migrants, involuntary migrants, refugees, IDPs) and various social minorities (racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual).

The participants for this training course will include youth workers and youth leaders who are committed to countering radicalisation and hate speech; work with marginalised youth, particularly refugees and asylum seekers; and/or have first-hand experience of challenges of social or cultural integration (youth activists with migrant or refugee background).

The program will be based on non-formal education methodology and will be tailored to meet participants’ learning needs. Theoretical input will be combined with interactive activities and tools for youth empowerment.

As a result of the training course, youth workers, youth activists and youth leaders will be able to analyse critically the techniques, conventions, and language used by the media and the messages they convey.

They will get a better understanding of how media can positively and negatively influence the diversity and social cohesion in the society and will learn to identify, challenge or avoid media content that might be offensive and harmful. Upon finishing the course, the participants should be able to serve as multipliers in their respective organisations and societies.

Our short-term goals are to develop critical thinking skills of youth workers and leaders, to increase their awareness about the importance of responsible media consumption, and to empower them to counter stigmatization messages formulated by mass media. We also envisage developing strategies, materials, and guidelines which can be later used for basic media literacy training for young people.

The potential longer-term benefits include initiating positive changes in participating countries by decreasing the level of hate speech, racism, and xenophobia particularly spread through social media networks.

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Costs

 

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed 100% within the limit of 275 euros per participant.

Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

European Ways – NGO

Co-organizer:

STELLA – NGO

Phone: +380977156420

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kateryna Nefidova

E-Mail: projects@ngo-stella.org

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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: Train Europe

Dates: 3-9 February 2018

Venue: Austrian Alps, Trofaiach, Austria

Eligible are 3 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 27 participants coming from: Portugal, France, Austria, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, FYROM, Slovenia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 8th January 2018

This project is designed as a training course for youth workers, youth leaders and young activists to improve their work when educating young people on cultural diversity, participation and active citizenship having the European dimension and the European union as the peace project in the focus.

Description

We strongly believe that people need to know the facts about immigration in order to have a clear picture regarding to the current immigration situation, understand the reality of the
immigrants, explore the truth behind political communication, discover the human behind the crisis and explore the possibilities for giving support and cooperate together for the peace of Europe and for the peace of people who survived wars.

Fear is a power, nevertheless Love is a power, and we would like to give the chance to choose between them based on information and campaigning offline and online against xenophobia and racisms towards immigrants/refugees/human beings.

The needs, fears we would like to reflect to in our project:

  • Biggest immigration pressure on Europe in modern times;
  • No exact and general solution plans from EU countries, since the phenomenon is very
    quickly escalating. It even causes tension between the EU countries;
  • Growing fears of local population, even encouraged by political forces;
  • Growing racism and radicalisation;

We selected these topics, because our main idea was that we have to reflect on what is happening at the moment, since we cannot avoid being involved in these happenings, because of our previous work, our values and principles. We have the potential background to contribute to the solution on our level.

The overall aim of the training course is to fight against xenophobia and arising racism towards immigrants, to change the negative feelings regarding to migration into positive approach based on understanding of the backgrounds of immigrants and the political and cultural based roots of fears and ignorance of the societies. To train youth workers, youth leaders how to invent offline and online campaigns with, for and by young people in order to support the integration of young people with immigrants’ background and fight for humanity and European values.

Learning objectives of the mobility project:

  • To raise awareness on the reasons of ignoring, generating fears from immigrants, and
    becoming racists connected to immigration in the EU;
  • To gain experiences on developing and improving methods, tools and techniques in
    order to discover and accept cultural and religious diversity;
  • To clarify and define the meaning of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination based
    on human rights education related with migration;
  • To identify and define the roots and origins of xenophobia and racism;
  • To develop critical way of thinking;

The methodology of the mobility project:

  • The project is based on the methodology of non – formal education; it will be voluntary
    based and learner – centred.
  • Experienced international trainers’ team will conduct all methods based on the needs and expectations of the partner organisations and the participants. In the
    preparation phase local research in the participated countries will be run about the reasons of ignoring, generating fears from immigrants, and becoming racists connected to immigration.
  • The results will support youth workers, teachers and young people to understand their feelings and reactions and where these perceptions come from. This understanding can help to fight against xenophobia and racism and can be used as a fundamental base of campaigns.

  • Campaign booklet against xenophobia and racism, including correct information about the reasons of immigration, the immigrating groups and their cultural and religious backgrounds: during the project local campaigns will be run by young people with the support of youth workers, teachers, social workers, psychologist, etc. These campaigns will happen in online and offline forms and addressing all parts of societies in order to spread the true facts from immigrants instead of lies and find more humanitarian aids for people in need.

Profile of participants:

  • youth worker; – involved in activities with vulnerable groups;
  • interested about the topic;
  • availability to attend full training;
  • English speaker;
  • committed to use the knowledge they gain in their future activity and multiply the results of the training.

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

*20+30 euro for both hosting & sending organisation

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with VEREIN – InterAktion, 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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Training Course Refugees in Europe: Educational Approaches to deal with Causes of Flights, Antiracism and Opportunities of Inclusion.

Dates: 3-12 February 2018

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania

Application deadline: 10th January 2018

Our ten-day-training about “Refugees in Europe: Educational approaches to deal with causes of flights, anti-racism and opportunities of inclusion” will take place in Berlin from 03.02.-12.02.2018.

Description

Our ten-day-training about “Refugees in Europe: Educational approaches to deal with causes of flights, anti-racism and opportunities of inclusion” will take place in Berlin from 03.02.-12.02.2018.

We expect trainees from Finland, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands and Greece who work with youth and young adults. Moreover, our specific goal is to involve youth workers who have own migration and/or refugee experience and trainees with fewer opportunities due to economical, social and cultural obstacles.

The participants will learn, try out, discuss and evaluate a large variety of non-formal pedagogical approaches to deal with (causes of) flights, inclusion, anti-racist education, stereotypes, conflict management and trans-cultural communication. The training involves activities such as doing excursions and guided tours, work with creative and artistic methods and sharing knowledge and experiences.

The activities in the program have the common factor of qualifying the trainees within the context of intercultural learning and stimulating them to develop and adopt new skills concerning the topics of flights and inclusion of refugees.

The training promotes pedagogical approaches in dealing with challenges and opportunities in multicultural and pluralistic societies and empowers the participants to work on reflective competences and tools for social change.

Thus the participants will be able to use their newly acquired expertise in their work with youth and young adults and share and multiply what they have learned with fellow youth workers

The language of communication during the training will be in English.

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Costs

 

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

The costs for accommodation, public transport, food provided in the accommodation and program will be covered by the EU Program Erasmus+.

The food will be vegan / vegetarian.

For your travelling expenses we can reimburse for…

-Finland, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands: 275 Euro/person

-Greece, Portugal: 365 Euro/person

-Germany (distance larger then 100km): 180 Euro/person

We charge a participant fee of 100 Euro/ person (reduced 50 Euro*) for the training.

*following your own estimation

Application

 

Organizer:

solar e.V. – NGO

Phone: (+49) 030 86 87 01 519

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Béla

E-Mail: migration@solarev.org

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Study visit: Integration of Young Refugees

Dates: 20-24 February 2018

Venue: Arnhem, Netherlands

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 23rd December 2017

A study visit for empowering youth workers working with young refugees and asylum seekers. Exchange of good practices and development of concrete ideas for implementation on a local level.

Description

Youth work can be one of the important actors on local level that can play an important role in the integration of young refugees. On the one hand by offering opportunities for the young refugee to learn new competences, gaining self-confidence and a feeling of belonging in this new country.

On the other hand by creating awareness about refugees by working on connecting local communities with young refugees and therefor enhancing the acceptance and decreasing xenophobia of the local communities towards ‘the unknown refugees’

Many initiatives have already taken place to integrate young refugees. The challenge for Youth Work is to not re-invent wheels, connecting successful initiatives and sharing and learning from each other.

One of the initiatives for cooperation is ‘Becoming part of Europe’, a strategic programme of 9 Erasmus+ National Agencies, including the Dutch National Agency. It runs between 2016-2019 and is aimed at identifying best practices of Youth Work in the field of integration and social inclusion of young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and will be working towards policy recommendations about integration and social inclusion involving the main actors in the field of youth work.

This study visit is an initiative of the Dutch National Agency, parallel to and in synergy with the strategic programme, providing a concrete space to youth workers for the exchange of good practices on a local level, learning from identified successful projects, each others experiences and bringing back inspiration and new ideas for successful local projects back home that will benefit the integration of refugees.

Study visit Aim and Objectives

This study visit with training elements aims at empowering and inspiring youth workers and others working directly with refugees and/or asylum seekers to get young refugees to integrate 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 Dutch 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.

Be aware that this Study visit with training elements is mainly focused 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. It will not be directly focused on writing new project proposals, finding new partners or giving extensive information on the Erasmus+ programme.

Is this study visit for you?

You are…
– A youth worker (professional or volunteer)
– Professional or volunteer working directly with refugees and/or asylum seekers
– Actively connected to a local youth organisation and working with or motivated to work with young refugees.
– Willing to share your challenges and good practices with other organisations.
– Motivated and able to implement new projects in your local organisation for the integration of young refugees

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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.

Application

 

Organizer:

Dutch NA Erasmus+ Youth – National Agency

Phone: 0031302306471

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Peter Pieters

E-Mail: p.pieters@nji.nl

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.