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Training Course: Social entrepreneurship for change

Dates: 21-29 July 2018

Venue: Leipzig, Germany

Eligible are 33 participants coming from: Cyprus, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th March 2018

The training course will increase the quality of youth work services for migrants and refugees by equipping youth workers with competencies necessary for development of social entrepreneurship ideas and projects.

General Description

Due to the current political and social situation in the world, Europe has faced the problem of huge waves of immigrants. In the face of such economic and social challenges, there is demand, especially for young people of migrant and refugee background, to better prepare them for today’s varied and unpredictable career paths

The objective of the project is to tackle youth unemployment especially in respect of young people of migrant and refugee background, across the EU through innovative solutions including social entrepreneurship, and raising awareness on youth unemployment. This project also aims to ensure equal access to employment across the society, particularly among young people with migrant and refugee background through equipping them with relevant skills.

The main aim of the project is to increase the quality of youth work services for migrants and refugees by equipping youth workers (coordinators, facilitators, mentors) with competencies necessary for development of social entrepreneurship ideas and projects.

The project is based on an intensive learning process to reach following objectives:
• To enable participants to go through a process of development of social entrepreneurship projects and reflect on its different steps;
• To gain understanding on how to do social entrepreneurship projects and how to make it relevant for the needs of young migrants and refugees;
• To increase the knowledge of the background to social entrepreneurship (theory, concepts, steps, philosophy);
• To develop practical skills in designing and implementing social entrepreneurship projects;
• Raising awareness about problems that young migrants and refugees are experiencing
• Introducing tools regarding how social enterprises tackle societal problems in respect of young migrants and refugees
• To motivate youth workers in order to undertake and utilise social enterpreneurship as a force for social change
• To introduce necessary tools to youth workers on how to find innovative ways of tackling social problems in respect of young migrants and refugees
• To develop pilot projects which address social challenges in their organisations or community
• Equipping youth workers with the relevant skills of how they can cope with social problems of young migrants and refugees in their society

The “right track” involves the use of innovative pedagogical methods, enjoyable and inspirational environments, collaborative learning that rests on a competence-based and learner-centered approach. keeping learners in the learning pathway and encourage a positive attitude towards learning throughout life.

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

All costs (travel, food, accommodation, training, local transport) are covered according to the Erasmus+ programme rules and agreements.

The travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ distance calculator (see info pack).

There is no participation fee




Lucky Punch Jugendhilfe gGmbH – NGO

Phone: +4917670928282

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Social Entrepreneurship for Change.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: 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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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.




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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Centar za jačanje civilnog društva – NGO


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


E-Mail: FRplus@cjcd.org

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: The Power of Non Formal Education – Western Balkan II

Dates: 29 May – 3 June 2018

Venue: Sabac, Serbia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – FR, Croatia, FYROM, Slovenia, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 14th April 2018

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in empowering young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe) and building bridges between different educational methods, approaches or reflections.

General Description

Why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods.
– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.

– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.
– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).
– To reconsider daily youth work practices.
– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Youth in Action.

How it will be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring.

To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

The pedagogical process

A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:
– Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercise…)
– Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…
– Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people
– Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.
– Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

The program lasts for four full days, with a preparation phase of the participants, and a mentoring phase after the course.

The programme of the training course is available below in the Downloads section at the end of the Participants’ Information Pack.

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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 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. Travel of Serbian participants will be covered by NA BEFR.

This activity is financed under TCA 2018




Bureau International Jeunesse – National Agency



MOVIT – National Agency

Phone: +32 2 548 38 81

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack NFE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Thierry Dufour

E-Mail: thierry.dufour@cfwb.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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Conference: Youth for Peaceful Europe – study session on cooperation towards sustainable culture of peace

Dates: 19-24 March 2018

Venue: European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 39 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, KOSOVO* UN RESOLUTION, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 9th February 2018

Youth Peace Ambassadors Network (YPAN) in cooperation with the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe, Youth Department, organizes the study session “Youth for Peaceful Europe” in European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary on 19th – 24th March 2018

General Description


The study session aims to empower young people involved in peacebuilding to contribute to the strengthening of the culture of peace in Europe through wide cooperation based on activities promoting conflict transformation and non-violence.


– To map conflict risks in the communities of participants and at the pan-European level and respond to them with innovative human rights education approaches that youth can apply in peace-building.

– To create a common space for participants to share their experiences, challenges, achievements and practices of peacebuilding initiatives on local level.
– To equip peacebuilders with tools related to conflict transformation activities based on human rights education and intercultural learning including the Council of Europe’s relevant work and tools.
– To explore and build non-violent tools and methodologies to achieve democracy and human rights, including civil resistance.
– To equip participants with advocacy and project management skills and encourage them to plan common activities promoting culture of peace at the European, regional and local level.
– To establish sustainable cooperation between Youth Peace Ambassadors Network and Youth Peace Camp Alumni as well as peacebuilders with experience outside of the Council of Europe youth field.

Profile of participants/eligibility criteria:
– Young peacebuilders including Youth Peace Ambassadors Network members and Youth Peace Camp alumni.
– Age of participants: 18-30 (however some of the participants may be over the age of 30);
– Having good command of English.
– Being motivated to cooperate with the Youth Peace Ambassadors Network or other represented individuals.
– Being motivated to act as multipliers and implement local, regional or international activities in their communities.
– Having practical experience in youth work and activism.
– Being able to attend the whole period of the study session.

Dates and Place
The study session will take place in March 19th to 24th of 2018 in the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe in Budapest, Hungary.
Participants are expected to arrive on 18th and depart on 25th March 2018.

For more details: please refer to the attached call for participants

For further information and/or support please feel free to contact youthpeaceambassadors@gmail.com

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

The enrolment fee for study sessions is € 50 per participant.

The fee is deducted from the refund of travel expenses.

All persons attending the study session must complete a travel reimbursement form even when there are no travel expenses and pay the enrolment fee due to the Youth Department of the Council of Europe before the end of the meeting.




Youth Peace Ambassadors Network – NGO


European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe, Youth Department – NGO

Phone: +99593199333

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Youth for Peaceful Europe.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nino Tsulaia

E-Mail: youthpeaceambassadors@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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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.


“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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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%.




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


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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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.




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