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Training Course: NGO Resources – human, personal, financial

Dates: 18-24 March 2018

Venue: Kandersteg, Switzerland

Eligible are 30 participant coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Montenegro, Netherlands, Palestine, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 6th January 2018

A strategy-based training course for managers and leaders of youth organisations who want to rethink and improve their resources system. The course will focus on the following fields: Human, personal and financial resources and involves strategy planning.

Description

“NGO resources – human, personal, financial” was created to meet concrete needs of NGOs in the youth field:

– Exploring strategies to strengthen human resources through recruiting, motivating and empowering volunteers
– Exploring strategies to manage personal resources for NGO managers that will enable them to increase productivity simultaneously balanced and healthy lifestyle
– Exploring strategies to establish a financial base that includes funding from the local community

The course took place for the first time in November 2012. Due to the high need of NGOs for their structural development, it was further developed and implemented two more times since then.

Objectives of the training course:

– To provide the opportunity for organisations to meet and explore general needs of youth NGOs in Europe and its neighboring countries
– To explore financial resources possibilities for youth work NGOs on both a local and international level
– To explore strategies to increase the capacity of organisations through building their financial, human, and personal resources
-To identify personal, professional and educational development opportunities that NGOs can provide for volunteers to ensure their long term cooperation and future employability

– To discuss the similarities and differences related to NGO management in relation to the varying realities of the participating countries
– To develop strategy plans that enable the participating organisations to reach their rescourse development goal in order to provide quality youth work in a regional, national and international level

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Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food are covered by the program.

Travel costs: Participants will organise their travel and will get a 70% travel costs (up to 300 EUR) reimbursement through bank transfer after the course.

For travel bookings outside of Europe we will contact you directly after your participation confirmation.

A 80 EUR participation fee will be deducted from the travel reimbursement.

Visa costs will be reimbursed by 100%.

Application

 

Organizer:

Verein Naturkultur Association – NGO

Phone: +41763389351

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack NGO Resources.pdf

Contact for questions:

Oliver Schneitter

E-Mail: info@nakultur.ch

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Training Course Common Ground: Training in Socially Engaged Art Tools

Dates: 31 January 2018 – 4 February 2019

Venue: Cork, Ireland

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Serbia

Application deadline: 30th December 2017

Common Ground, a training in socially engaged art tools is a 1-year long part-time programme comprising 3 residential and an online stage taking place in Budapest, Hungary, and Cork, Ireland, from February 2018 to February 2019

Description

Common Ground: Training in Socially Engaged Art Tools

Common Ground, a training in socially engaged art tools is a 1-year long part-time programme comprising 3 residential and an online stage taking place in Budapest, Hungary, and Cork, Ireland, from February 2018 to February 2019 initiated by the Firestarter Network and developed by Makeshift Ensemble (IRL), Artemisszió Alapítvány (HUN) and Postmodernsquare (FIN).

Common Ground is a training and research project focussing on approaches to working and engaging meaningfully with local communities of place within the internationalised, migratory professional practices of both international youth work and the arts.

The project will “twin” two multi-cultural, inner city streets and communities in Cork and Budapest that will serve as the location as well as the subject of the training allowing to explore, through artistic tools, the questions: Who are your neighbours? Whose street is this anyway? How can you leave again?

Bringing together participants from different backgrounds, the aim is to develop strategies and explore methodologies within the broader frame of socially engaged art with a specific focus on ‘parachute strategies’ to engage with local communities. By ‘parachute strategies’ we mean methods and practices that do not require long-term engagement with communities but work on the basis of interventions, one off events or remote practices that nonetheless provide meaningful connections and a real exchange.

This training will join trainers and participants coming from different backgrounds to allow Common Ground to act as a platform for peer-learning, sharing of international practice and collaboration which will have multiple outcomes in methodology, projects and the professional development of the participants.

What to Expect?

The aim is to equip the participants with a broad understanding of tools and practices, develop their skills and awareness and allow them to learn by doing while also providing support, mentorship as well as skills-based workshops. Having the experience of working in two different countries on similar streets will also give the participants the opportunity to understand the international dimension of working locally.

We firmly believe in peer learning and the power of joint thinking across sectors and disciplines. The participants will be invited to contribute their knowledge and expertise as well as receiving inputs from trainers, peers and invited guests. It is this learning and the questions raised, as well as the methods developed, that will form the backbone of the second half of the project and will culminate in the international seminar in Cork entitled

How to finish? focussing on dissemination and knowledge sharing practices within the context of short-term international projects with young people taking place within local communities. The results of the activities will be the learning of the participants, development of new methods and potential projects on a local and European level, a book documenting the project and its outcomes, as well as public presentations, both in Cork and Budapest.

The training will have 4 segments:

1. Common Ground: Cork 30th Jan – 4th Feb 2018 a 4-day study visit in the context of the Quarter Block Party festival in Cork, Ireland, focussing on performative strategies and anthropological approach to public space.
2. An online part-time training conducted via www.artescommunity.eu, a web-portal for community and social engaged arts projects in Europe that will take place in April/May 2018.
3. Common Ground: Budapest in August (exact dates tbc) an 8-day residential training in Budapest, Hungary taking place at Aurora and other locations along Nepszinhaz utca in Budapest. This training will have a specific focus on exploring video methods.
4. Common Ground: How to finish? 1st Feb – 5th Feb 2019 a return to disseminating the results and learning of the project in the form of presentations, performances and talks in collaboration with Quarter Block Party festival. This will also include the launch of the book.
Full participation in the four elements of Common Ground is mandatory!

Who should Apply?

This training is aimed specifically for participants resident in Hungary, Ireland, Serbia, Finland, Greece and Portugal who work with young people under 30 and have a background in either socially engaged art, public art, urban design intervention, documentary film, participatory arts and/or social work, youth work, community organising, activism or cultural anthropology, and already have some professional experience in their fields and a genuine interest and openness to explore the intersection of art and the social in a cross-disciplinary environment.

What will it cost?

Successful applicants will be required to pay a €30 / training participation fee.
Travel, accommodation and meals during the training will be provided. Please note that we will only be able to reimburse travel up to a certain limit defined per country by the European Commission.

The travel band applicable to your country will be provided. This limit will be communicated to successful applicants, if you require more information at this point do not hesitate to get in touch. Common Ground is funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme.

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Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food will be covered by the project.

Travel will be reimbursed according to the travel allocation by the Commission, see below.

Maximum limits of travel reimbursement:

Hungary, Serbia, Portugal to Ireland €275
Greece to Ireland €530
Finland to Ireland €360

Finland, Greece, Ireland to Hungary €275
Portugal to Hungary €360
Serbia to Hungary €180

There is a participation fee of €30/training activity for the selected participants.

Application

 

Organizer:

Makeshift Ensemble – NGO

Phone: 00353851386734

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Common Ground.pdf

Contact for questions:

Eszter Nemethi

E-Mail: eszter@makeshiftensemble.com

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Training Course: Practice Peace

Dates: 3-8 February 2018

Venue: Subotica (Tavankut), Serbia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Germany, Poland

Application deadline: 31st December 2017

What is discrimination and how can it be effectively countered? That is the guiding question of training which will be explored through the methods from the Theatre of the Oppressed.

Description

Conflict is a natural, normal and neutral occurrence but how to deal with that which is normal and neutral is a major challenge.

Depressed economies , unemployment among young people , diversity , multiculturalism and migration creates dislocations and conflict but a clear understanding of how to analyze these conflicts is what is lacking which makes a lot of people to either resort to blame game or wrong approaches to conflict which in turn escalates the conflict.

It is possible for people to take the right approaches in dealing with conflict provided they understand the root causes of the conflict. If you find yourself in a diverse team who are constantly in mortal disagreements and everyone pulling in different directions or a relationship that suddenly turns sour or a stable community which suddenly go up in arms against each other, then there is need for conflict analysis skills.

A superficial assessment of the situation based on what can be seen or associated emotional feeling will confuse and derail right approaches to transforming the situation but a clear understanding of Conflict Analysis Skill will help in delving to the epi-centre of the problem which will bring about right approaches and lead to stable and harmonious working relationships.

What is discrimination and how can it be effectively countered? That is the guiding question of the two-stage training course Practice Peace. It offers an opportunity for youth workers, activists and multipliers to:

Deepen an understanding of conflict resolution, discrimination and peace;
Acquire educational tools how to work on and counter discrimination;
Network and develop own ideas with participants from six different countries.

The first stage of this training already took part in November 2017 in Krzyzowa, Poland and it consisted of a simulation game. The participants immersed themselves in a scenario from the Northern Ireland Conflict and took the role of real-life figures.

They acquired an understanding of social, religious and political discrimination and worked on developing strategies how to counter discrimination effectively.

In this second stage of the training, participants will get to know practical anti-discrimination methods from the Theater of the Oppressed and learn how to apply them in their individual work context.

Participation in the second stage of this training is possible without having taken part in the first stage of the training.

However, 18 participants from the first training have already been selected to take part in the second training and therefore, we can offer it to 5 new participants to join this training (2 from Germany, 3 from Poland).

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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 coordinator.

Travel Costs to Subotica Serbia, will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus+ provision. These are per person per activity:

– Armenia 360€
– Germany 275€
– KOSOVO* 180€
– Poland 275€
– Serbia 180€
– Turkey 275€

The participation fee covers project’s activities and includes full-board accommodation, the program and excursions. It is based on a sliding scale (reduced / normal / solidary fee), i.e. participants pay according to their financial means:

– Armenia 25 / 20 €
– Germany 120 / 100 €
– KOSOVO* 25 / 20 €
– Poland 50 / 40 €
– Serbia 30 / 25 €
– Turkey 30 / 25 €

Paying the solidary fee allows participants with less financial means to join the training, too.

Application

 

Organizer:

Kreisau-Initiative e.V. – NGO

Phone: +49 30 53 83 63 63

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Practice Peace vol2.pdf

Contact for questions:

Iva Bubalo

E-Mail: bubalo@kreisau.de

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

Training Course. People beyond borders. Serbia

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Training Course: people beyONd borders – tools for fighting discrimination and building more inclusive society

Dates: 17-26 February 2018

Venue: Serbia

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Italy, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia

Application deadline: 27th November 2017

Erasmus+ project “people beyONd borders” is a TC to be held in Serbia, in February 2018. The main objective of the TC is providing participants theoretical and practical knowledge about current refugee’s situation in Serbia, Europe and tools to work with around the topic.

Description

This TC is designed to introduce participants to the topic of migrations and current situation in Europe regarding migrants and refugees, and to share with them tools for fighting discrimination and building more inclusive society.

What?
„people beyONd borders“ is a 10 days TC with the objective of providing participants with theoretical and practical knowledge about current migrant and refugee situation in Europe, and providing them with tools for understanding this problem, for fighting discrimination and building their community into more understanding and inclusive one.

Why?
From April 2015 until today, during “European Refugee Crisis”, over two million refugees and migrants have had their desperate journey to Europe, coming mostly from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. These people came running away from unbearable life conditions in their countries, searching for safety and future for themselves and their families.

Their way to Europe is full of obstacles and difficulties and what they encounter once they finally reach Europe is devastating. They become subjects to discrimination, stereotypes, exclusion, and unfortunately even violence.

At the same time, media are either not reporting about this things or they’re sending incorrect, exaggerated and even dangerous information. All this creates atmosphere of not understanding, discrimination and prejudice towards refugees. In order to make first steps towards change of this atmosphere, we would like to provide young people with knowledge and tools they can use to make the change.

How?
Through workshops, lectures, interactive presentations and discussions hosted by experts on the subject, participants will learn and practice different approaches to this situation which will hopefully inspire them to act and to share their knowledge in their own community.

Who?
19 participants from 6 countries – Serbia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal.

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Costs

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

Being this TC granted by Erasmus+ programme, accommodation, food and participation fee are paid for all the participants, as well as travel expenses (up to a certain limit established by Erasmus+).

These limits are:
– Slovenia, Montenegro and Kosovo*: 180 euros
– Italy: 275 euros
– Portugal: 360 euros
– Serbia: 20 euros

Application

Organizer:

Agoraveiro – NGO

Phone: 00351234482575

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natasa Golosin

E-Mail: agora.aveiro@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: The new concept of social inclusion

Dates: 11-18 December 2017

Venue: Kolasin, Montenegro

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy, KOSOVO*, Latvia, Montenegro, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 11th November 2017

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with competences and methods needed for providing social entrepreneurial learning to the young people with fewer opportunities (particularly young refugee and youth with migrant origin).

Description

Social entrepreneurship has been gaining a growing attention in the last few years, as a way for addressing social challenges such as migration.

Social enterprises work for the less privileged people in society; many of them have been supporting the active inclusion of disadvantaged people, contribute to job creation, and often provide services which are socially necessary and useful.

Social entrepreneurship allows young people not only to gain professional experience but also to integrate into society. Youth work can inform young people about the advantages and drawbacks of entrepreneurship helping them make informed decisions.

It makes young people reflect on the values and ethics of youth work and base their entrepreneurial decisions on them. It can also guide them to other services who can help them (employment offices, specialized training courses, local and regional administrations etc.).

Project will facilitate the sharing of practices and methods useful for social entrepreneurship creation and support.

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Costs

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest means of transportation and preferably for the return tickets. You will be reimbursed for your travel costs only once we receive the original tickets and boarding passes for your trip.

Here is the list of maximum reimbursement, for participants from:

Group 1: Western Balkan – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo* – Maximum reimbursement of 180 EUR
Group 2: Latvia, Italy, France, and Spain – Maximum reimbursement of 275 EUR
NOTE: there is no reimbursements of travel costs for participants from Montenegro.

There is NO participation fee to take part on this project.

Application

 

Organizer:

NGO Natura – NGO

Phone: Please contact us via email

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Velibor Boskovic

E-Mail: natura.kolasin@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Training for trainers for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in our communities

Dates: 1-10 December 2017

Venue: Mali Iđoš, Serbia

Eligible are 29 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Kosovo*, Serbia, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 18th October 2017

Project “Youth work and youth trainings for inclusion and acceptance of diversity” puts accent on organising quality NFE activities for intercultural acceptance & inclusion of excluded/marginalised groups, and especially of immigrants and asylum seekers.

General Description

The project consists of several activities, and one of those is this training course “Training for trainers for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in our communities”. The training course will be organised in Mali Iđoš, Serbia in December (1st-10th) 2017.

The training course will gather 29 participants, trainers and staff from 9 organisations and countries

Specific objectives of the training course are:

• To empower new generation of youth trainers in our organisations and raise their competences in all the needed knowledge and skills needed to act as trainers of non-formal education activities (communication and presentation skills, facilitation and debriefing skills, dealing with conflicts, challenging teamwork and barriers to learning skills, etc.)
• To empower our youth workers’ competences for quality development of different non-formal education activities / programmes for inclusion and acceptance of diversity
• Increase awareness and knowledge about EU possibilities and Erasmus+ and developing new projects and future European level cooperation among partners with topic of inclusion and acceptance for and with target groups of immigrants and asylum seekers youngsters

Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education.

The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:

• Active youth workers willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on the training course
• Willing to take action in the field of inclusion and acceptance of diversity of immigrants, refugees and other youth with fewer opportunities, setting up the international and local NFE projects

• Willing to enter into partnerships with participants from different organisations and countries
• Willing to develop and implement Erasmus+ YiA projects tackling issues of accepting diversity in Europe when it comes to immigrants, refugees and other marginalised groups

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Costs

 

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

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

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

Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:

1. Serbia – 180 eur
2. Italy – 275 eur
3. Croatia – 180 eur
4. FYROM – 180 eur
5. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 180 eur
6. Czech Republic – 180 eur
7. Slovakia – 180 eur
8. Greece – 275 eur
9. Kosovo* – 180 eur

Application

 

Organizer:

Association “Centre for modern living competences”, Serbia – NGO

Phone: +381649604358

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Danijela Matorčević

E-Mail: cszk.bg@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Fundraising in youth work for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in Europe

Dates: 13-21 November 2017

Venue: Mali Iđoš, Serbia

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Croatia, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 12th October 2017

The training course “Fundraising in youth work for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in Europe” will be held in Mali Iđoš, Vojvodina, Serbia, 13-21. November 2017.

General Description

The main themes of the project are focused on raising European awareness of the realities and possibilities for more inclusive society in the anti-discrimination youth projects with marginalised groups, against social exclusion. The whole project is aimed to sustain social actors/activities with different needed information about funding possibilities, but also with skills in quality (financial) management of the creative inclusion projects.

Objectives of the Project RE:
• To motivate and empower youth workers for active promotion of combating social exclusion in their activities by respecting values and principles of European youth work for inclusion/diversity and proposed solutions and recommendations for challenges in their project management and fundraising
• To empower youth workers in fundraising and grant application writing for working with marginalised groups, and thus through their work encourage quality exchange between mainstream young people and the ones from marginalised groups
• To allow for exchange of practices among youth workers from different countries/communities on various aspects and perceptions of marginalisation and inclusion, different insights and perceptions about youth work with marginalised groups and values in those work
• To empower youth workers in understanding and using Erasmus+ and other EU Programmes for their youth work for inclusion and developing their skills in grant application writing for working with marginalised groups within the programmes
• To build capacity and increase knowledge management of the youth organisations regarding empowering their youth workers for quality, consistent and effective fundraising from various sources of funding available and through different offline and online tools
• To develop more projects and activities, on local level and within the Erasmus+ and other EU programmes, that are aimed at raising young people’s awareness of everyone’s responsibility in tackling discrimination and marginalisation as well as at promoting the acceptance of diversity and inclusion of groups with fewer opportunities.

The Training course will be held in Mali Iđoš, Serbia from 13th till 21st November 2017. It will gather 31 participants, trainers and staff from 11 organisations and countries (Serbia, Belgium, Kosovo*, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Albania, Montenegro, FYROM, Slovenia and Italy).

The course is based on the pedagogical understanding of the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth and our own experience and expertise in project management and youth work for interreligious dialogue, inclusion and intercultural learning/acceptance.

The course will follow the non-formal education approach, principles and methods and will be based on participants’ experience and exchange.

Participants should fulfill the following Criteria:
• Age above 18
• to be active youth workers / coordinators in our organisations
• active in work with marginalised groups in our communities
• willing to take more active role in organisational management and development of fundraising strategy and procedures
• able to participate the whole duration of the training course
• able to communicate and follow discussions and presentations in English language

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Costs

 

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

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

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

Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:

1. Belgium – 275 eur
2. Serbia – 20 eur
3. Croatia – 180 eur
4. Bosnia and Hercegovina – 180 eur
5. FYROM – 180 eur
6. Italy – 275 eur
7. Greece – 275 eur
8. Albania – 180 eur
9. Slovenia – 180 eur
10. Montenegro – 180 eur
11. Kosovo* – 180 eur

Application

 

Organizer:

Centar za razvoj omladinskog potencijala – CROP – NGO

Phone: +381658181454

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack_Fundraising in youth work.pdf

Contact for questions:

Miloš Marković

E-Mail: croptopola@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)