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Training Course Future Labs:  TC on Innovative Digital Tools for Youth Workers

Dates: 20-27 January 2019

Venue: Broumov, Czech Republic

Eligible are 17 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia

Application deadline: 31st October 2018

In youth work, new tools are constantly needed in order to keep up with fast global changes, support youth participation in society, active citizenship and to prevent new forms of social exclusion.

General Description

Many youth workers, trainers and educators struggle with the ways how to approach these topics, and new responses are urgently needed. This need for innovation in the field is also a political priority: in 2016, Innovation in Youth work was one of the priorities set by the EU presidency.

Since 2017, the consortium of project Future Labs is working on various outputs that will bring innovative methods to youth work fields; and this training course is part of this project.

In that framework, the specific objectives for this training are:

  • To explore the concepts of creativity and Innovation in Youth Work;
  • To capacitate youth workers in innovative approaches namely: Gamification, Photo Voice, Visualisation, Digital Storytelling;
  • To plan testing of new approaches with young people and youth workers in a collaborative manner;
  • To evaluate, adapt and spread the tools learned and tested in the european youth work community.

Profile of Participants

  • Active youth workers working regularly with youth;
  • Motivated to experiment and innovate in their daily work, by implementing new tools;
  • Available to test the methods learned and give structured feedback to the organisers within 2-3 months after the training;
  • Motivated to share the newly gained competences with other youth workers;
  • Comfortable with filming – this training is part of bigger project, within which we will take videos of some methods used during the training and use them as instruction videos for the outputs of this project (to be used by youth workers after this project).

Methodology

The program will be based in the principles of Non Formal Learning. Activities will be mostly experiential and interactive.

Sessions will be built around group exercises, games and looking at study cases. Participants are expected not only to learn the tools presented but also to envisage their practical application and plan concrete ways to implement them with their young people.

Because the main topics of the training are connected to digital world, we will ask participants to bring their smartphones, tablets or notebooks with them (if they have – it’s not a condition).

Venue

The training will take place in spectacular location – Baroque style monastery Broumov, important crossroad of historical events.

When coming to Czech Republic, town Broumov and surrounding region might not be an obvious choice, but we fall in love with the place at first sight. Beautiful architecture, damn good equipped for events like ours, splendid nature around.

The whole area of monastery is undergoing revitalisation process and process of “re-purpose” and it serves currently to diverse type of events – cultural, educational, societal.

In January we will have a chance to use multiple spaces of the monastery since it is an off-season. We will find there calm and focused space with damn good internet connection ;). Don’t worry, is heated up well!

More about the venue and region

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Costs

 

The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed after the training course by all partners based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets).

The amount will be paid according to distance band up to:

Participants from CZ, SL: 180 €

Participants from IT, FI :275 €

Participants from PT: 360 €

Participants from SK: 80 €

All participants must have valid insurance.

There’s no participation fee for this project.

Application

 

Organiser:

Asociace neformálního vzdělávání – NGO

Co-organisers:

Humak University of Applied Science

Associazione Agrado – Youth NGO

Ha Moment – Youth NGO

Phone: +420724236972

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule Future Labs.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lenka Polcerová

E-Mail: lenka.polcerova@anev.cz

University of Bonn

Training Course Project Lab: How to design your project in Erasmus+ Youth

Dates: 11-13 March 2019

Venue: Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Germany, Slovenia, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 20th January 2019

You already have a concrete project idea and plan to apply for a grant within Erasmus+ Youth, but still need some input or advice to raise the quality of your project and fit the application criteria? This is the right training course for you!

General Description

This “Project Lab” aims at enabling potential applicants to hand in high quality applications in the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

It will give participants a chance to develop their project ideas in exchange with trainers, other beneficiaries and NA-staff and get to know more about specific aims and objectives as well as formal and financial aspects of the programme. The training course is open for all eligible applicants under all Key Actions relevant for the Youth chapter of Erasmus+.

Aims and objectives:

• Enable potential applicants to hand in a good quality application within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
• Contribute to the participants’ understanding of the aims and objectives of Erasmus+ Youth Programme and see if their project ideas match these aims and objectives
• Facilitate an exchange between newcomers and experienced beneficiaries in order to inspire potential applicants and give them a chance to learn from practices in the field
• Raise the quality of projects within the Programme

Profile of participant:

We are looking for participants who
• live in Slovenia, Belgium (FR and FL) Germany or countries of the Western Balkan region
• are 18 years old or older

• are youth workers, youth leaders or project managers
• have a concrete project idea and plan to apply in the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
• have basic understanding of the youth chapter of Eramus+ Programme
• are eligible participants in the Youth chapter of Erasmus+ programme (see the programme guide or consult your NA)
• are willing to participate in the training course during its whole duration

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth NA for further information about the financial details.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend für Europa, Germany – National Agency

Co-organisers:

NA Slovenia – National Agency

NA Belgium FL, NA Belgium FR – National Agency

SALTO Resource Centre SEE -RC

Phone: +49-228-9506218

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Guido Kaesbach

E-Mail: Kaesbach@jfemail.de

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.

Poland in Summer

Training Course: Theatre of the Giraffe

Dates: 21-30 September 2018

Venue: Brzozówka, Uniejów, Poland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Estonia, Germany, LithuaSlovenia

Application deadline: 25th August 2018

This project anticipates developing competences of youth workers to communicate in a nonviolent way – acknowledging own and others’ needs, recognising and expressing emotions, building peaceful relations with young people, and co-workers.

General Description

This project anticipates developing competences of youth workers to communicate in a nonviolent way – acknowledging own and others’ needs, recognising and expressing emotions, building peaceful relations with young people, and co-workers.

The Theatre of the Giraffe TC aims to have impact in two main areas:

* develop emphatic attitude, by building a group ready to support each other, where participants will share their challenges, contact with their emotions and needs, go through experienced frustrations, and approach them as a resource for learning
* improve/ acquire knowledge and skills in nonviolent communication as a tool to deal with similar situations in the future.

Programme will be based on two main methodologies.

The frame for non-formal and informal learning will be created with methods and techniques from applied drama. From building a safe and emphatic environment, you will be invited to become more aware and familiar with your body, and later encouraged to take roles, explore various desires, and improvise in search for different strategies in the communication process, creating a forum theatre. The content to practise in that frame will be based on the Nonviolent Communication method.

Participants will discover the meaning of needs and emotions for reaching a satisfactory compromise in a conflict situations. Using drama, you will practise the skills to form observations free from opinions, recognise and express needs, and to construct compromises in order to move forward in a peaceful way.

The project will gather participants from: Portugal/ Spain/ Romania/ Italy/ Germany/ France/ Estonia/ Lithuania/ FYROM/ Bulgaria/ Slovenia and Poland.

With this call we are looking only for participants from Estonia, Germany, Lithuania and Slovenia to fill in empty places. There are 2 vacancies per each of the country mentioned.

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Costs

 

All cost related to the project are financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action.

Travel tickets will be reimbursed up to 275 EUR (both ways)

Application

Organizer:

kobiety.lodz.pl – NGO

Phone: +48 505827779

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack SemiFit on Project Design.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marta Skorczyńska

E-Mail: projects.kobiety@gmail.com

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Cross-sectoral seminar: Building young people’s resilience against violent radicalisation

Dates: 19-24 November 2018

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 9th September 2018

 This seminar aims to offer a space for reflection, sharing practices and exploring their interdependencies, between youth workers and other kinds of practitioners working in the field of building resilience against young people’s violent radicalisation.

General Description

Are you concerned with the risk of violent radicalisation and growing extremism of young people you work with? Is your organisation actively involved in building young people’s resilience in order to prevent young people’s violent radicalisation?

Are you seeking for more effective approaches and strategies to respond to this challenge?
Then this seminar might be for you. Young people’s personal circumstances and the wider political, social and economic environment in which they live may make them vulnerable to various radical influences and also violent radicalisation.

Realities of this emerging trend make it necessary to emphasise the need to work with young people in Europe and its neighbouring regions, in order to strengthen their resilience to violent radicalisation, and reinforce the openness and inclusiveness of the communities in which they live.

The seminar is part of a strategy on the topic of ‘Youth work against violent radicalisation’, which has been developed by a consortium of several National Agencies for Erasmus+, youth field, four SALTO Resource Centres and the EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership since 2016.

The focus is to strengthen the role of youth work in building young people’s resilience in the context of increasing religious and political radicalism in today’s societies in Europe and its neighbouring regions.

Building resilience is work that youth workers have always done. Through several proposed activities, we are creating a space for non-formal educators, youth workers and other practitioners to share their practices, methods and thoughts on preventing radicalisation for vulnerable young people and building community resilience.

The activities aim to develop specific tools and contributions for facing the current social and political situation and young people’s violent radicalisation that societies are facing.

A cross-sectoral approach is important in order to recognise all the actors that are actively involved in the process of building community resilience. This approach offers the possibility to create links with others, to be visible and to be aware of other experiences, potential interdependencies and synergies.

Within this context, this Seminar wants to offer a space for:
– Sharing practices of youth workers and all kinds of different actors in building community resilience against the violent radicalisation of young people;
– Reflecting about the role of different actors in the prevention of young people’s radicalisation leading to violence;

– Analysing the transferability of existing practices and tools to other contexts;
– Raising the visibility of the role that non-formal education can play in building community resilience; and
– Exploring possible interdependencies between different approaches and how to implement effective strategies.

Target Group:
We are looking for practitioners from different professional contexts. Participants should have experience in working in directly with young people on building community resilience and/or working to prevent young people’s radicalisation that might lead to violence.

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Costs

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

Board and lodging during the seminar will be covered by the organisers.

Travel costs will be reimbursed by the sending National Agency in the participant’s country of residence or the SALTO RC covering the respective region of Erasmus+ partner countries.

Application

Organizer:

SALTO SEE Resource Centre

Phone: 00386-(0)1-430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sonja Mitter Škulj

E-Mail: sonja.mitter@mva.si

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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)

Budapest

Training Course: Circus pedagogy for youth workers

Dates: 23-30 June 2018

Venue: Sikonda, Hungary

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 3rd June 2018

T.c. for youth workers who want to use circus pedagogy as a tool of their work with youngsters. Participants will learn BASICS of some circus skills such as acrobalance, juggling, balloon modeling… and various methods of preparing a circus workshops.

General Description

Training course is for complete circus beginners.
In a context where it is becoming increasingly hard to reach youngsters, we understand the importance of developing and delivering interesting and stimulating activities to better involve youth worker’s target group aged between 13 and 30.

We want to propose appealing activities to youngsters in the form of circus pedagogy workshops. Apart from being attractive to young people, these activities convey modern values of citizenship, honesty and cooperation and at the same time build personal self-esteem and trust. With that in mind, we want to provide youth workers with an innovative and flexible method of work and educate them to help reach their goals.

We use circus activities as a form of pedagogy in teaching and in non-formal education. Our main idea is that circus activity is appealing and fun for everybody, making it ideal as a tool for educational work with youngsters. The aim is to introduce youth workers and youngsters to positive, healthy activities that encourages co-operation, and strengthen confidence, while developing co-ordination and persistence.

The end result is much more than learning these skills – it also helps to improve self-esteem, build on a social capital and direct people towards positive ways of living. Our project will involve 26 participants from different countries all active in youth work. We want to involve many different countries as we would like to offer participants a chance to broaden their cultural horizon, make new contacts outside their countries and help them kick start their own international projects.

We believe that these projects are a key to more efficient youth work, and therefore a key to improving youngsters’ lifestyle across the European Union.

Helped by a staff of professional circus experts, we rely on this project to reach our main goal of teaching the participants the basics of various circus skills such as acrobalance, juggling, diabolo, balloon modelling etc. and various methods of preparing and implementing circus workshops, which they will be able to use as a tool in their work with youngsters. At the end of our training course all the participants will be equipped with knowledge on how to prepare and implement circus pedagogy workshop on their own.

Working together the 26 participants and our staff of 4 will also interact with the local population offering them a final public circus event consisting from a circus workshop and circus performance, to share a moment of happiness, of intercultural reciprocal exchange and, at the same time, send out a clear message about the potentialities of non-formal education to the young citizens of the hosting town.

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Costs

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

Food and accommodation costs will be fully covered by the project. We just ask participants to contribute 20 EUR participation fee. If that is a obstacle we can also discus that as we want our training to be accessible to everyone.

The grants from the Erasmus + program covers the travel costs of the participant like so:

Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, FYROM, Spain – 275 EUR

Czech, Romanian, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia – 180 EUR

Travel costs will be reimburshed after project.

Application

Organizer:

Association for circus, education and culture – CIK NGO

Co-organizer:

Hungarian Juggling Association – NGO

Phone: + 386 68 617 020

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Empowering 2 Empower

Dates: 24-29 August 2018

Venue: Ptuj, Slovenia

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 10th July 2018 

Are you a motivated individual that wants to empower young people? Do you like to travel? We offer an Erasmus+ international training course in Slovenia, intended for youth workers or people with interest in work with youth employability.

General Description

International project “Empowering to Empower” is dedicated to the empowerment of youth workers / leaders to work with unemployed young people and young people from disadvantaged areas.

By the planning and preparing the project are 10 partner organizations involved, which are active in 8 different countries (Slovenia, Bulgaria, Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, Turkey and Poland).

Aim of the project is to prepare youth workers / leaders to gain needed competences to work with unemployed youth and youth from disadvantaged areas, so that they could help and direct them on their life’s journey by reaching their career goals.

Youth workers / leaders needs to have skills for mentoring, providing security, support them by setting and achieving their desires / goals, encourage them to participate in the programms for personal and social development, support them by the acquisition of competences, help them by promoting their self-esteem through personal development, encourage them to be active and responsible citizen and ultimately prepare them to be responsible to enter on the labor market.

The training will be aimed at acquiring competences for self-confident, effective and creative work with unemployed young people and young people from deprivilaged areas. Therefore, we will include activities in the training which are listed below:

– activities from public speaking (individually and in the group) and self-promotion;
– workshops on the topic of youth unemployment in terms of exchange / review / presentation of facts in the field of youth unemployment and exchanges / reviews / presentation of solving this type of problem;
– identifying the professions of the future and familiarizing participants with it;
– activities to get to know and learn about the methods of preparing and conducting workshops and methods of working with unemployed young people and young people from deprivileged areas.

It will be followed by the actual preparation and implementation of a workshop, where participants of the conducted workshop will be unemployed young people or young people from deprivilaged area – Haloze.

Within the framework of the project, one day will also be dedicated to excursions through the viewing of examples of good practice regarding the creation of additional jobs for young people.

The time of reflection on identifying and defining learning outcomes from individual workshops / activities will be an important “learning to learn” activity, where participants will get to know different methods of conducting a reflection on learning outcomes.

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Costs

 

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

The budget for travel costs can be found in the Infopack that is attached bellow.

Once the participants arrive to the airport, we will arrange transportation to Ptuj – Haloze, by car or bus.

Participants may also travel by car, in that case it is required to save all receipts of gas and highway tolls.

Food and accommodation is provided from our budget.

Application

 

Organizer:

Podjetnisko Izobrazevalna Mladinska Zadruga EPEKA – NGO

Phone: 0038640429093

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Empowering to Empower.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nika Bratovic

E-mail: mateja@epeka.si

E-Mail: nika@epeka.si