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Partnership building Activity. Building Skills Through Inclusion. Romania

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PBA: Building Skills Through Inclusion

Dates: 26 August – 1 September 2018

Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Albania, KOSOVO*, Portugal, Romania, Serbia

Application deadline: 20th July 2018

The aim of the project is to promote and foster social inclusion of young people with disabilities and fewer opportunities by being focused on independent living and employability.

General Description

Building Skills Through Inclusion is an Erasmus+ youth project financed by the European Union. There are 5 countries participating: Albania, Kosovo*, Portugal, Romania and Serbia.

The aim of the project is to promote and foster social inclusion of young people with disabilities and fewer opportunities by being focused on mobility, independent living and employability.

To achieve its aim, the project will have three main activities: a partnership building seminar, a training course and a youth exchange.

The first main activity is a partnership building seminar in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, starting on August 26 and ending on September 1, 2018 (travel days included).

Objectives:
• Strength the collaboration between partners and establish some common working models on inclusion of people with disabilities;
• Develop capacities of youth workers about inclusion practices and how they can put such practices and involve people with disabilities in mobility projects in their daily work;
• Develop a manual / code of good practices for youth workers how inclusion of people with disabilities is possible and how to motivate people with disabilities to be active citizens;
• Share and learn from the experiences and practices of each other;
• Prepare the next stages of the project, the training course;
• Make plans for common future projects on inclusion.

Participants:
The PBS brings together 20 youth workers and representatives of organizations (4 from each partner) to share experiences, to learn from each other, to collect and develop their best practices.

The participants, with or without disabilities, should be age 18+ and active in the partner organizations:
• 5 youth workers, 1 from each partner organization, fully disabled, such as blind or wheelchairs, who need accompanying person to enable them participate equally in the seminar, as well as support them during travel and free time and personal care;
• 15 non-disabled youth workers;
• 5 accompanying persons, 1 from each partner organization, helping the disabled participants.
The selection of all participants will be based on common application forms, motivation of youth workers and young people.

Each partner organization is responsible to identify and select participants by a set of common criteria. Identification will be through local contacts, team members and local partners.
Youth workers selection criteria:

– Citizens or legal residents of Albania, Kosovo, Portugal, Romania or Serbia;
– Age 18+;
– Active in the sending organization;
– Working with youth, preferable 6 months experience with youth with disabilities and with fewer opportunities;
– Open to the needs and desires of youth;, with and without disabilities;
– Ready to share their personal and professional experience;
– Able to use English as a working language, since this is the official language of the project;
– Ready to attend all the activities of the partnership building seminar;
– Willing to disseminate the results among their co-workers, on their own/institution’s webpage, on their Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, Instagram, etc.;
– Ready to organize and participate to two local workshops, after the seminar.

Participants will have the opportunity to contribute at any session they prefer too, as well as to organize the “Laboratory of Insights”, for which there will be 2 dedicated evenings, where participants will work together in smaller groups to present different non-formal activities they know and would like to share with others. During the intercultural evenings, participants will be asked to bring and present pieces of their culture (music, food, dance, data, pictures, collages, etc.) in an inclusive way.

All project activities are based on non-formal education methods and tools (working groups, debriefings, free discussions, role plays, worships, teambuilding exercises, games, energizers, reflections, study visits, presentations etc.), which encourage active participation of each participant in the sessions. The whole learning methodology will be adapted to the needs of all the participants and will be inclusive with regard of the disabled ones. Facilitators will choose those methods and tools, which involve equally and actively each participant.

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Costs

 

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

– Accomodation and food will be provided for free, during the partnership building seminar.
– There are no participation fees.
– According to the rules within the Erasmus+ Programme, financed by the European Union, we will reimburse the travel costs on the basis of the cheapest and most effective possibilities, 2nd class railway tickets, APEX-flights etc., accompanied by the receipt of complete and original tickets, invoices, bills, receipts, boarding cards etc.

All the travel tickets have to be bought after receiving confirmation from the coordinator. Participants are expected to arrive to Cluj-Napoca, Romania on 26th of August 2018. The departure will be on 1st of September 2018, after breakfast. In case some participants want to spend 1-2 extra days in Romania, prior to or after the event, we need to consult it with our National Agency. For any advice on that, do not hesitate to contact us. We cannot offer accommodation for these extra days.

We will reimburse travel costs, by bank transfer, within 45 days after receiving all the original travel documents, after dissemination and filling out the Mobility Tool questionnaire.

The maximum reimbursements:
• Serbia 180 Euro;
• Albania 275 Euro;
• Kosovo* 275 Euro;
• Portugal 360 Euro;
• Romania 0 Euro;

Application

Organizer:

Asociatia Babilon Travel – NGO

Co-organizers:

Projekte Vullnetare Nderkombetare – Albania – NGO

Infinit – Kosovo – NGO

Azbuki – Serbia – NGO

Phone: 0040722634027

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Building Skills PBA.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gabriel Nagy

E-Mail: gabi.nagy@babilontravel.net

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Inclusive employability and entrepreneurship youth work

Dates: 14-22 September 2018

Venue: Mali Idjos, Serbia

Eligible are +10 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, FYROM, KOSOVO*, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden

Application deadline: 10th July 2018

“Inclusive employability and entrepreneurship youth work” is developed for youth workers willing to plan, prepare & organise different youth work & NFE activities for increasing employability and entrepreneurship skills of youth with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Objectives:

• To reflect and exchange opinions about the unemployment and entrepreneurship of youth with fewer opportunities in different European countries (tendencies and influencing factors, specifications of the target group, focuses etc)
• To achieve common understanding of different aspects, concepts and values of youth work and/for inclusion

• To define our target groups of youths with fewer opportunities and to explore the needs and consequences of socially excluded (youth) groups around us, in order to be able to improve situations towards more inclusive society
• To discuss and understand how EU social inclusion and employment policies influence our countries being members of EU or having (potential) candidate status to EU
• To discuss how youth work and non-formal education can positively influence better youth employability and employment and to share examples of good entrepreneurship and employment practices combating youth unemployment
• To empower and encourage participants to do quality needs analysis and develop strategies for local/European activities and longer-term programmes of youth work for employment and entrepreneurship for youth with fewer opportunities
• To encourage the development of different youth work and non-formal education activities and programmes for empowerment of unemployed youth with fewer opportunities in local communities
• To present the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme and to encourage the creation of future projects with unemployed youngsters with fewer opportunities.

Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education. The language of the training course will be English.

The training course will gather participants, trainers and staff from 9 organisations from 9 countries (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, FYROM, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Czech Republic and Sweden).

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:
• They are active youth workers / leaders and are willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on this training course in later activities in our partner organisations and communities.

• They are willing to focus and take action in the field of employability and entrepreneurship of youth with fewer opportunities, setting up the international and local projects dealing with youth unemployment.
• They are willing and committed to sharing / multiplying the new knowledge (gained at the TC) with other members of his/her organisation once he/she gets back.
• They are age above 18 and able to attend the entire duration of the course and are able to follow the programme in English language.

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Costs

 

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

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

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. Sweden – 275 eur
2. Serbia – 20 eur
3. Croatia – 180 eur
4. Bosnia and Hercegovina – 180 eur
5. Slovenia – 180 eur
6. FYROM – 180 eur
7. Kosovo* – 180 eur
8. Montenegro – 180 eur
9. Czech Republic – 180 eur

Application

 

Organizer:

Centre for Non-formal Education and Lifelong Learning (CNELL) – NGO

Phone: Mobile/Viber: +381–63–781–0642

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Inclusive Employability.pdf

Contact for questions:

Milica Milović Kinolli

E-Mail: inceeyw@youth-power.org

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Roma past and present through forum theater

Dates: 30 August – 4 September 2018

Venue: Struga, FYROM

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Albania, Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, FYROM,France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 5th July 2018

Totalitarianism emerged in Europe by World War II as a popular type of governance seeking to promote state power and reduce the power of civilians. Totalitarian governments establish rigid rules and regulations for citizens, controlled all aspects of daily life by making education, banking and other key services fall under the control of the government. Roma were seen by the Nazis as being inferior, they were not as good a human being as the superior race.

General Description

Discrimination against the Roma, marginalization and ostracism are still prevalent in today’s Europe.

Methodology

The methods of this seminar will be forum theatre and non formal education. Forum and street theatre is often used by socially excluded and disempowered groups as interactive form of theatre that encourages audience interaction and explores different options for dealing with a problem or issue.

Through theatre we will give chance to youngsters to raise their own awareness about the Holocaust, elements of discrimination, denial of civic rights in the past and today towards the Roma.

The methodology is based on NFE methods: using manuals such as: Right to Remember, T-Kit-Social Inclusion, Compass etc. groups work, brainstorming, wall writing, association game, discussion, debate, simulation, audiovisual techniques

Aim and Objectives

The aim of the training is to build capacity of youth workers and activists about the Roma past, mainly for Roma Holocaust and Human rights education and Roma present, mainly for discrimination and access to social rights.

To reach the general aim of the TC, the objectives are:

• Learn Forum Theater and Human Rights Education in context of Roma past and present
• Promote tolerance and equality through reflecting upon the European values and European identity;
• Roma and non-Roma volunteers and activists, sharing their grassroots engagement
and practices relating to Roma inclusion;

Profile of the Participants

Present will be Roma and non-Roma youth leaders, activists, multipliers, and volunteers who are working with young and/or Roma youth.

Participants must also:

• be familiar with the situation and challenges of the Roma community in their country
• be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, anti-discrimination work, human rights and to share their experiences with other participants
• be aged 18 +
• be committed to attend for the full duration of the course
• be able to work in English
• be resident in one of the European countries and Balkan countries: FYROM, Albania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro

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Costs

 

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

There is no participation fee.

Participants are encouraged to contribute to travel costs.

The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and any program-related costs.

Travel costs are reimbursed during the seminar or afterwards by bank transfer based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets), based on the cheapest means and up to a certain amount:

– Western Europe max. 200 Euro,
– Central and Eastern Europe max 150 €;
– Balkan countries: return bus ticket price

Application

 

Organizer:

Institute for Roma and Minorities – NGO

Phone: +4915772455903

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack for Roma now and then through Forum theatre.pdf

Contact for questions:

Senad Sakipovski

E-Mail: info.marandost@gmail.com

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Training Course: Youthification of Group Facilitation 2018 in Switzerland

Dates: 20-29 August 2018

Venue: Leysin, Switzerland

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Austria, Czech Republic, FYROM, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st May 2018

The training course “Youthification of Group Facilitation 2018” organized by Subkult, is the third edition of the set of training courses for youth workers happening in Switzerland with aim to improve quality of youth work on European level.

General Description

Subkult identified that the work with young people is mostly done in groups. Youth workers have a need to always improve their competences in managing youth groups in order to achieve their goals.

We recognize the area of facilitation competences as a crucial element in youth work and that is why we would like to contribute into the development of these competences among youth workers from Europe.

Facilitation as a method has been incorporated by many youth organisations and groups as a tool which will enhance the integration, inclusion, involvement, participation and equality of all members of a community. Facilitation enables and empowers young people to carry out a task or perform an action.

The facilitator does not perform the task, but uses certain skills in a process which allows the individuals/group reach their decision/ set their goal/learn a skill. Facilitation is a developmental educational method which encourages people to share ideas, resources, opinions and to think critically in order to identify needs and find effective ways of satisfying those needs.

The main aim of this training course is to train youth workers who work with groups of young people to ensure the highest quality standard in organising, implementing and evaluating workshop sessions with different groups by developing strong facilitation competences.

The specific objectives are:
– To increase participants’ knowledge and understanding about group work and group dynamics
– To develop participants’ skills for facilitating group processes with special emphasis on verbal and non-verbal communication
– To explore different methodologies and concepts within non-formal education that can improve the quality of group work
– To offer participants a safe learning environment for trying out the tools and methods they learned by implementing small workshop sessions
– To increase participants’ awareness of providing and receiving constructive feedback as a very important learning tool
– To promote and support intercultural learning as core principle when working with groups of young people
– To present to the youth workers the different learning opportunities on European level that are offered by the Erasmus+.
To be eligible to apply for this training course you have to fulfill the following criteria:
– to be a youth worker or volunteer who is actively involved in the work of a youth organisation and who is still beginner in leading groups and facilitating group processes;
– who will be responsible for or involved in conducting workshops and group work activities in the organisation after this training course;
– has to be well informed about the organisation’s activities and is able to present its work to the other participants;
– has basic understanding of youth work principles and values;
– be able to communicate in English;
– has to be permanent resident of one of the eligible countries;
– has to be committed to attend the full duration of the training course;
– must be supported by an organisation before, during and after the training course;
– to be above 18 years of age.

The candidate will also need to show:
– a strong commitment to young people and an understanding of the factors affecting their lives;
– the ability to provide reliable support to young people in times of stress and act with integrity;
– excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish good relationships with young people;
– patience, tolerance and flexibility in terms of cultural diversity;
– a sense of adventure and a willingness to try new things;
– the ability to treat young people’s concerns with respect, tact and sensitivity, while being aware of the limits that are required by confidentiality and the boundaries that govern the youth/youth worker relationship;
– a great deal of resilience.

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Costs

This project is financially supported by the Swiss National Agency MOVETIA Exchange & Mobility and the Swiss Government. Thus, there are certain rules that have to be taken into consideration before applying for this training course.

– Accommodation and food, during the whole stay of the training course, will be covered by Subkult;
– Travel expenses for each participant (except Swiss participants) will be reimbursed up to maximum of 300 Euros, after handing over all the receipts, invoices, boarding passes and tickets;
– Travel expenses for Swiss participants will be reimbursed up to maximum of CHF 50, after handing over all the receipts, invoices and tickets;
– Participants have to pre-finance their travel tickets on their own and collect all the travel documents which will be proof later during the reimbursement. The sending organisations could also arrange the travel of their participants and be later reimbursed by Subkult;

– The reimbursement of travel expenses will be made via bank transfer after the training course, when Subkult receives all the necessary travel documents, also for the return trip;
– Each participant has to pay a participation fee of 50 Euros. This amount will be deducted from the reimbursement of the travel expenses after the training course. The sending organisation could also pay the participation fee for the participants;
– Visa expenses will be also covered in total by Subkult, after providing all the receipts and invoices.

Organizer:

SUBKULT – Association for Mobility & Exchange – NGO

Phone: +41794004297

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Stev Levajkovski

E-Mail: stev@subkult.ch

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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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Costs

 

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

Application

 

Organizer:

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: Battling homophobia and bullying among youth

Dates: 6-15 April 2018

Venue: Novi Sad, Serbia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Serbia

Application deadline: 21st March 2018

The training course “Battling homophobia and bullying among youth” will be held in Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia, 6th-15th April 2018.

General Description

LGBT youth suffers homophobia, violence and lack of solidarity from their peers nor their teachers during their schooling period.

Attempts of LGBT and Human rights organization in Serbia to tackle this problem wasn’t fruitful, because for any activities in schools one needs special permission form the Ministry of Education, that wasn’t willing to cooperate on these issues.

Similar situation regarding homophobia, bullying and violence in schools is present in Bosnia and Herzegovina and partially in Croatia, and with this project we will exchange experiences and knowledge, and find alternative ways in solving these issues, especially in cooperation with our partners from Germany.

Although mechanism for protection of individuals against discrimination exist (on different levels in our countries and in Europe in general) there should be more activities aiming on supporting the individuals in threat of discrimination and violence, but also aiming at the mainstream youth in order to raise their understanding and level of tolerance.

We are proposing another way of solving this problem through the network of Youth organizations and organizations working with Youth.

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Costs

 

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

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:

Germany – 275 euro
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia – 180 euro
Serbia – 20 euro

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

Regionalni Info Centar – NGO

Co-organizer: Outreach Hannover e.V. – NGO

Phone: +381 64 1427840

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Battling Homophobia & Bullying.pdf

Contact for questions:

Predrag Azdejković

E-Mail: gayecho@gmail.com

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Training Course: Enriching and increasing fundraising for youth work on inclusion

Dates: 21-29 April 2018

Venue: Mali Iđoš, Vojvodina, Serbia

Eligible are 24 participant coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Germany, Italy, KOSOVO*, Montenegro, Serbia, Sweden

Application deadline: 28th February 2018

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.

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.

This project is about fundraising from different sources, some of them being European level ones. We will be exploring different European level (Community) funding programmes available for social inclusion acceptance of diversity projects.

Through this project, we would like to raise awareness of youth workers about different European programmes related to EU social policies and how efficient networking with other similar organisations throughout Europe can increase quality, impact and sustainability of their work for more inclusive society.

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Costs

 

Organizer:

Centar za jačanje civilnog društva – NGO

Co-organizer:

Outreach Hannover e.V. – NGO

Phone: +381658181454

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Increasing Fundraising for Youth Work.pdf

Contact for questions:

Pavle Jevđić

Website: https://cjcd.org

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E-Mail: FRplus@cjcd.org

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)