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Partnership-building Activity: Networking Days in Baku

Dates: 23-30 August 2018

Venue: Baku, Azerbaijan

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 13th July 2018

It is a seven day project which aims to provide networking opportunities for NGOs organizing social/sport projects. Except networking participants will be provided with professional trainings in various related topics.

General Description

We invite you to join the partnership-building activity which take place in Baku, Azerbaijan. During 2011-2017 there was organized more than 10 international mega sport events which also fostered social projects in/with sport covering various stakeholders.

During the event you will meet youth workers and project managers from various countries, have the opportunity to introduce yourself, gain new knowledge with help of training and explore social sport projects in other countries.

The activity is consisted of training and field trip sections which will give broad sense and vision for participants how can sport help solving various issues e.g. self-development, mental development, girls’ empowerment, youngsters’ depression, unhealthy habits, active social participation and more.

Program will cover:

1. Trainings in these topics:
– Inclusive and disability sport;
– CSR projects in sport;
– Sport Event management;
– Sport volunteering;
– Integrity in Sport;

2. Field trips:
– Baku Olympic Stadium;
– Two Sport Federations;
– Paralympic Committee;
– Social sport schools;
– Refugee Women and Youth Center;

The event is open for youth workers and/or project managers who would like to develop new networks, gain professional knowledge, explore new horizons and find partners for future projects!

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Costs

 

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

The fee for the event is 370 euros.

The fee covers:
– Accommodation during the activity;
– Meals 3x;
– The social program including sightseeing;
– Transfer from the airport to the venue and from the venue to the airport;
– Visa costs.

In addition participants will need to cover own travel costs to and from Baku.

Application

 

Organizer:

YES Event Azerbaijan – NGO

Phone: +994555112140

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vugar Rustamli

E-Mail: vugar.rustamli@gmail.com

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Training Course UPRISE: Unleashing the Power of Social Entrepreneurs

Dates: 2-10 August 2018

Venue: Liepāja, Latvia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Poland, Portugal

Application deadline: 8th June 2018

The training course UPRISE- “Unleashing the Power of Social Entrepreneurs” aims to develop the capacity of youth workers to address refugee related issues in their work with young people using social entrepreneurship as a tool.

General Description

The training course UPRISE- “Unleashing the Power of Social Entrepreneurs” aims to develop the capacity of youth workers to raise awareness and address refugee related issues in their work with young people using the tool of social entrepreneurship.

The training course will be based on non-formal learning methods and principles, intercultural dialogue and communication including group discussions, interactive presentations, participant’s lead workshops, team work etc.

The training aims to create a learning space with better self-awareness and awareness of the needs and goals of the groups of young people they work with to enhance the results of the learning process and give birth to high quality projects led by the participants in the future.

Objectives of the training course:
• Widen perspectives of participants on the concept of social entrepreneurship as a tool for tackling local social problems of marginalized young people, refugees/asylum seekers and migrants;
• Identify existing resources for the young social entrepreneurs and share know how on social enterprises;
• Explore creative tools and methodologies for creating conditions for a dialogue, establishing a culture of diversity, acceptance and pluralism and for dealing with fears that exist in our society;
• Provide participants with educational tools and methodologies that will enable them to act as multipliers on refugee related issues in their work with young people;

Profile of the participants:

• Aged 18 and older youth workers and youth leaders
• At least basic knowledge of the role of youth work in processes of social change
• Knowledge of the situation of young people in the own country and of the specific work context for empowerment and employability/entrepreneurship work with young people with migrant or refugee background
• Good level of English to follow the course and to contribute to it
• Available for the whole duration of the Training Course

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Costs

 

This training course is funded through the Erasmus+ program, therefore accommodation, food, materials, the program and the travel costs up to the maximum allowed amount will be fully reimbursed, as it follows:

-Portugal 360 eur
-Poland 275 eur

Each participants’ contribution is 30€ per person to be paid upon arrival.

Application

 

Organizer:

Inspiration by Motion.Latvia – NGO

Phone: 0037129895944

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Uprise.pdf

Contact for questions:

INSPIRATION BY MOTION.LATVIA

E-Mail: ibm.latvia@gmail.com

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EVS: Feel the Volunteerism and Live as a Volunteer

Dates: 1st July – 27th December 2018 (6 months / long-term EVS)

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are 2 volunteers coming from: Turkey

Application deadline: 26th May 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.

Description

The participant(s) will spend 6 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.

Feel the Volunteerism 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 Feel the Volunteerism 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 Feel the Volunteerism 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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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. 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: 235 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Yesil Bursam Dernegi – NGO

www.YiA18.org

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

Poland in Summer

Training Course: Activists against Xenocide

Dates: 14-21 June 2018

Venue: Krzyzowa, Poland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Estonia, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Poland, Serbia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th May 2018

Activists against Xenocide is an international training on migration for professionals of non-formal education who are interested in the topic and want to learn methods (film and photography) on how to work on migration with young people.

General Description

The training is part of a two-step project. Participants of the training are invited to carry out small projects (micro projects) on migration with young people in their home cities over the summer.

They will have the chance to return to Krzyżowa with up to five young people for the international youth meeting taking place from 08.-14.10.2018. It is not obligatory to take part in the international youth meeting, but applicants with tangible ideas for carrying out projects will be given special consideration.

Since the training is going to be held in English, a high level of English is required.
Participants are encouraged to take part in an intercultural training and discuss during workshops, seminars and film-photo trainings political and historical experiences as well as knowledge of migration. Individual stories of people are in the centre of attention.

Through the training participants address questions such as how can we humanly deal with the refugee situation, what do refugees actually experience, including the situation of the participant’s home countries (solidarity and discrimination) and how they can actively act and advocate for people in need. Furthermore, professionals demonstrate media skills which lead to higher qualification and enable youth workers to work in this area with young people and prepare them for the upcoming youth exchange.

Based on the impact on Europe’s societies we will closely examine, the process of European integration and the way of dealing with today’s migration and refugee situation in Europe. Apart from dominating narratives about refugees and migration today and in the past, that exist in the general European public, participants deal with personal stories of people who have undergone that fate and share their individual experiences.

“Xenocide” is an invented, broader term to cover incidents like genocide and crimes against humanity. The term “activists” refers to people who saved others from suffering by resisting authorities committing xenocidal acts.

During a methodological workshops (film and photography) youth workers will be enabled to work on this topic with young people in their local communities. After the training, participants will use their expertise to carry out micro projects with young people in their home towns. They deal with the current need for standing up against violation of human rights and become active. With the help of film and photography, participants analyse the situation of migrants in their local community.

Up to five young people from each country and their trainer (hence a former participant of the international training) will have the possibility to take part in an international youth meeting in Krzyżowa (08.-14.10.2018).

Furthermore participants get the chance to get trained in new methods and materials of “JustNow – A Toolbox for Teaching Human Rights”. It contains new materials that combine historical education and Human Rights education. Participants will get introduced to a website, animations, learning modules, manuals and examples of good practice.

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Costs

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

Board and lodging of the participants will be fully covered by the organisers.

Escalating Participation fee (covers accommodation, full board and all programme activities)

Participants from Germany and Great Britain: 90 EUR / Estonia, Poland: 50 EUR / Greece: 30 EUR/ Serbia, FYROM: 10 EUR

Travel costs: For participants Estonia, Great Britain, Serbia, FYROM and Greece can be reimbursed up to 275 EUR per person, for participants from Germany and Poland up to 180 EUR of the economy class travel costs.

Application

Organizer:

Kreisau-Initiative e.V. – NGO

Co-organizer:

SocialVisions e.V. – NGO

Krzyzowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe – NGO

Phone: 0049 3053836363

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carolin Wenzel

E-Mail: wenzel@kreisau.de

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Training Course Missing Opportunity: Migrants and Refugees

Dates: 18-24 June 2018

Venue: Gaziantep, Turkey

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Greece, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 2nd May 2018

We’re sure, that In nowadays life we have to face with such things, as unequality, mistrust, racism, bigotry and selfishness, but also we’re sure that by informing youth about such problems and letting them use effective instruments.

General Description

We’re sure, that In nowadays life we have to face with such things, as unequality, mistrust, racism, bigotry and selfishness, but also we’re sure that by informing youth about such problems and letting them use effective instruments we can build new society, where all those bad things will melt step by step, until they finally gone.

The main goals of the training, is to provide effective tools for participants, getting them know the topic of refugees and migration and providing with skills, which later they can share and teach to other people in their local communities and Countries, through analysis of the best practices of the world, by presenting it with personal experiences and reflections of the participants.

Information will be provided about reality of refugees question in different countries and this will be for understanding of the topic from different points of view.

The main objectives are:
• to present deeper information on the basic concepts and existing context related to migration and refugees in Europe.

• to increase knowledge and awareness of the participants on contemporary problems and challenges related to migration, migrants and refugees.

• to provide information on how to use project based methodologies for analysing the problems of refugees/ migrants and developing targeted solutions.

• to provide information on how to use Erasmus+ Programme for innovative and project-based solutions on the issue of migration.

• to explore the role(s) of a youth worker in the inclusion process of refugees and (newly arrived) migrants and in the process of raising awareness

• to equip youth workers with effective tools and methods for trainings and activities on young refugees and migrants

• to improve youth organizations’ capacity to work for/with migrants and refugees.

• to develop Europe-wide partnerships for further Erasmus+ projects of the youth sector related to migration, migrants and refugees.

• to exchange information and realities in the different countries of the participants to get a deeper understanding of the diversity of this topic

The participants for this training course will come from Turkey (participants are already nominated), Greece, Italy, Norway, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom.

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Costs

 

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

1) Travel Cost Reimbursement: Please find in attached Infopack the max. amount for travel reimbursement per participants and country.

When we get your original arrival and return boarding passes, tickets and invoices then reimbursement will be your bank accounts. (If there is any transfer cost by the banks, it will cover from everyone travel cost, we will not cover it).

You should to know without all this documents, no any reimburse, so please dont lost your any kind of documents. (Especially Boarding Passes)
Visa Cost: United Kingdom and Spain has visa cost. The other nations does not need visa to enter Turkey.

2) The organiser will provide and cover accommodation and food.

3) There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organizer:

Sof Mountain Youth and Sports Club – NGO

Co-organizers:

Women and Young Entrepreneur Centre Association – NGO

Ankara Active Youth Association – NGO

Phone: 00905322732842

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Missing Opportunity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Faruk Erbağcı

E-Mail: sofdagi@hotmail.com

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Training Course: Second Stop for Effective Inclusion

Dates: 24 June – 1 July 2018

Venue: Yerevan, Armenia

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

Application deadline: 20th April 2018

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

General Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The main aim of the project:

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

The objectives of the project:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Costs

 

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

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

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

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

Application

 

Organizer:

World Armenian Youth Network WostAYN – NGO

Co-organizer:

European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe – NGO

Phone: +37495929669

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack 2nd Stop.pdf

Contact for questions:

Diana Yeghiazaryan

E-Mail: wostayn@europe.com