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Training Course Cherry on the cake: Youth exchange in the context of a long term work with groups of young people

Dates: 26-30 June 2018

Venue: Laško, Slovenia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 30th April 2018

Have you already led a Youth Exchange within the E+ and remained interested in how you can dig deeper into specific aspects? Would you like to know more about the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a youth exchange?

General Description

Do you ever wonder how to keep the young people you work with motivated, and how you can take your local youth work to the “next level”? Have you already led a Youth Exchange within the Erasmus+ programme and remained interested in how you can better discover its learning potential and dig deeper into specific aspects? Would you like to know more about the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a youth exchange?

This 3-day training course will address many questions and try to open creative space for finding answers regarding different quality aspects of Youth Exchanges and their potential for non-formal learning in youth work.

The course will also explore challenges that international setting brings to working with young people. The activity will consist of preparation exercises and residential training course.

The training concept has been developed as a means for systematic support for organizations working with young people from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Western Balkan region, who already have the basic understanding and experience in Youth Exchanges. The training is also an opportunity for contact making and partnership building for future cooperation among the organizations.

Aim and Objectives
The aim of the training course is to deepen the understanding of the potential and possibilities of a Youth Exchange as a tool for non-formal learning in long-term work with young people.

The objectives of the programme are to:

– Explore the potential of Youth Exchanges for motivation, learning and empowerment in long term work with young people;
– Increase the participants’ understanding of the importance of involving young people in all phases of a Youth Exchange and the tailoring it according to their needs;
– Increase the participants’ understanding of the role of a Youth Leader in all phases of a Youth Exchange;
– Develop participants’ competences to recognize the potential for learning in all phases of a Youth Exchange and support the learning processes of everyone involved;
– Identify the challenges of international setting a Youth Exchange brings and reflect on how to approach them;
– Explore the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a Youth Exchange.

Programme of the Training Course

The programme will start on the 26th of June in the Evening and end on the 29th of June in the evening. Therefore, please note that the arrival and departure days are 26th and 30th of June.

The programme of the activity will be designed based on the aims and objectives, connected with needs of the participants and they will receive it prior to the event.

The training course aims to bring together 25 participants from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and Partner Countries of the Western Balkan region who:
– Work with young people on a regular basis (youth workers, youth leaders…) ;
– Have implemented at least one Youth Exchange within the Erasmus+ programme as a youth leader;
– Are interested in the development of new Youth Exchanges;
– Are interested in integrating digital approaches and tools in their work with young people in the frame of Youth Exchanges;
– Are capable of working in English language;
– Are 18 years old or older.

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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 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 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.

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

This TCA is from 2018 budget

Application

 

Organizer:

MOVIT, National agency of Erasmus+ Youth in action programme

Co-organizer:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Phone: +386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Maja Drobne

E-Mail: info@mva.si

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: Western Balkans Youth Meeting – The Berlin Process. A new impetus for youth work?

Dates: 23-25 May 2018

Venue: Podgorica, Montenegro

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 20th April 2018

What has been the impact of the Berlin process in the field of youth? How can we contribute to moving further ahead? This seminar will explore these questions focusing on the themes of youth participation, civic education and social inclusion.

General Description

Four years have passed since the beginning of the Berlin process in 2014. Time to ask: What has been its impact in the field of youth? Where do we see a need for further action? How can we contribute to moving further ahead?

We want to take a particular look at fields where youth work can play an important role: youth participation and engagement, civic education (with a European dimension) and social inclusion, and explore:

• What kinds of initiatives and projects have been implemented in the past years?
• What can be done, and what can we do to enhance their impact?
• What are key messages to inform the next summit of the Berlin process in London and other political processes?

The SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre together with the German, FYROM and Slovenian National Agencies for Erasmus+, youth field, invite 30 youth work practitioners from Erasmus+ Programme countries and the Partner countries in the Western Balkans to reflect and discuss these questions, give visibility to inspiring practices, and formulate suggestions and recommendations aiming to stimulate further developments in the Western Balkans and the European integration of the region.

Background

The »Berlin process«, initiated in 2014 in Berlin, aimed to step up the process of European integration of the Western Balkan region. The youth events accompanying the annual summits of heads of state and government in Paris, 2016, and Trieste, 2017, concluded with recommendations for further developments the youth field; in addition, an Action Plan for youth work and youth policy was defined at the first Europe-Western Balkans Youth Meeting in Ljubljana in 2016.

Increasing support for regional cooperation between the countries of the Western Balkan region aiming to support reconciliation was one important recommendation, and the establishment of the Regional Youth Coordination Office for the Western Balkans (RYCO) today represents the most visible result of the Berlin process in the field of youth. At the same time, over 2.500 European cooperation projects involving over 15.000 participants from the Western Balkans and a variety of countries across Europe have been implemented in the field of youth with the support of the Erasmus+ programme since 2014 supporting the exchange of practices, the building of competences and capacities, intercultural understanding and long-lasting partnerships.

The next summit of heads of state and government within the Berlin process will take place in London on 9 – 10 July 2018; another youth event is foreseen to be held in the autumn. The European integration process of the Western Balkan region has received an additional impetus with the announcement by the European Commission, on 6 February 2018, of “A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans”. Two flagship initiatives include enhanced support for European and regional cooperation with specific reference to the role of Erasmus+ and RYCO in stepping up the process of reconciliation and the social and economic development of the region.

Further important developments in the youth field at European level, which can be expected to have an influence on possibilities for cooperation with and developments in the region include the development of a new EU youth strategy as well as a new generation of European youth programmes following the end of the current Erasmus+ programme in 2020.

Objectives and Approach of this Meeting

First assessments of the Berlin process point to positive developments it has stimulated in different fields. While it might be difficult to ascertain, what has been the impact of the Berlin process as such, we want to take a look at and take stock of what changes have been initiated in the field of youth, in particular youth work, in the past few years, and how these developments can be further supported.

This meeting will focus on youth participation and engagement; civic (non-formal) education with a European dimension and social inclusion, thus taking a look at thematic areas where youth work can make a difference. The three themes are interlinked. Civic education can increase young people’s critical thinking and their understanding of democracy and of their opportunities for active social and political participation and engagement. Promoting processes aiming to increase the access to equal participation for young people with fewer opportunities and health issues, such as access to relevant information, is a key issue in this context.

Youth workers and youth leaders contributing to the Ljubljana Action Plan and the recommendations from the Trieste and Paris youth conferences listed these areas among the priority themes, and they are also at the heart of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

As a basis for discussions during the meeting, we will collect and compile information about what has happened in the past years, about implemented projects, initiatives and policies regarding the above themes. A survey addressing youth work practitioners and selected other stakeholders will be carried out for this purpose. Experts will provide additional information during the meeting.

The objectives of the Meeting are to:

• Collect information about youth work and youth policy-related initiatives and projects that have been undertaken to take stock of and make more visible what has happened in the youth work and youth policy field in the past years;

• Assess the outcomes of implemented projects and initiatives, share inspiring practices, and look into how to further promote and enhance their impact;

• Explore the added value of European partnerships and projects in this context;

• Define some key messages addressed to policy makers, practitioners and programmes (in particular Erasmus+) to inform the London summit and the youth event of the Berlin process in 2018 as well as other relevant ongoing or upcoming meetings and processes.

The Meeting will last for two full working days, starting with lunch on Wednesday, 23rd May and ending with lunch on Friday, 25th May.

The programme will be facilitated by two experienced facilitators, Ajša Hadzibegović and Andreas Karsten.

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Costs

 

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

Full board and lodging of all selected participants will be covered by the organisers.

Travel costs of participants coming from Erasmus+ Programme countries will be covered by the National Agency in the participant’s country.

Travel costs of participants coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia will be covered by the SALTO SEE Resource Centre.

Application

 

Organizer:

SALTO SEE Resource Centre

Co-organizers:

MOVIT, National Agency for Erasmus+, youth chapter

Jugend für Europa – German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action

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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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.

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

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Seminar: Create ON-line Learning Tools

Dates: 23-29 October 2017

Venue: Slovenia

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Austria, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia

Application deadline: 20th September 2017

The seminar for 28 youth workers and trainers with experience in online learning in non-formal education will explore further possibilities of online learning for youth workers and create new tools and methods with the help of IT specialists.

General Description

Create ON-line Learning tools seminar will gather trainers, youth workers and experts in using online tools in non-formal education programs in order to discuss possibilities of online learning in the context of non-formal education, especially for programs of education of youth workers.

Together with experts in ICT we will explore ways of improving existing tools and creating new ones in order to make them more interactive, experiential and suitable for developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and values important in youth work.

In the last 3 days of the seminar a group of ICT experts will give technical support in creating new e-learning tools, according to the needs expressed by practitioners of NFE in youth work.

After the seminar, the teams created during the activity (trainers, educators in youth field and ICT experts) will get support from project team to continue working on the tools for online learning in order to get them ready for public promotion and usage.

We are searching for 4 participants per country for the mixed group of 28 NFE practitioners and ICT experts.

The seminar will last for 6 working days from 23rd until 29th of October 2017 with short online support in preparation of participants and follow up in order to facilitate and support creation, fine tuning and testing of online learning tools.

This seminar is part of larger project “European Wide Web of Youth Work” supported by Erasmus+ programme and aimed at fostering the usage of online tools in non-formal education in order to improve quality of programmes for education of youth leaders and youth workers available.

The project is already supporting implementation of 8 online courses for youth workers and youth leaders, created during training course „Swich ON-line Learning“, held in June, as it will support creation of new online learning tools after this seminar. Online manual for online learning in non-formal education and youth work will also be created in the frame of this project.

Partners on this project are:

National Association of Youth Workers from Serbia;
Professional Open Youth Work in Europe from Austria;
Social Academy from Slovenia,
Associazione Interculturale NUR from Italy;
NGO Nectarus from Lithuania,
Croatian Youth Network from Croatia;
Beroepsvereniging Kinder – en Jongerenwerkers from the Netherlands.

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Costs

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

All costs of accommodation, food and materials are covered.

Travel costs are covered up to the amount of flat rate provided by European Commission and are as follows:

For Austria, Croatia and Serbia up to 180 EUR
For Italy, Netherlands and Lithuania up to 275 EUR

Application

Organizer:

Socialna akademija – zavod za izobrazevanje, raziskovanje in kulturo – NGO

Co-organizers:

National Association of Youth Workers

Phone: +386 1 439 97 95

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Online learning in NFE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Mojca Galun

Website: http://socialna-akademija.si

E-Mail:info@socialna-akademija.si

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

Dates: 16-19 October 2017

Venue: Laško, Slovenia

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Austria, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia

Application deadline: 10th September 2017

You already have a concrete project idea and plan to apply for a grant within Erasmus+ Youth in Action 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 Erasmus+ Youth in Action. It will give participants the chance to develop their project ideas in exchange with trainers, experienced beneficiaries and NA-staff and get to know more about specific aims and objectives 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 an application within Erasmus+ Youth in Action
• Raise quality of projects
• Contribute to the participants’ understanding of aims and objectives of Erasmus+ Youth in Action and see if their project ideas match these aims and objectives
• Facilitate an exchange between newcomers and experienced beneficiaries in order to inspire applicants and receive information based on practices from the field

Profile of participant:

We are looking for participants who
• live in Slovenia, Croatia, Germany or Austria
• 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 in Action 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 TC during its whole duration

This training course is open to participants from Austria, Croatia, Germany and Slovenia.

The maximum number of partipants is 28. Working language will be English.

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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 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.

Application

 

Organizer:

MOVIT, Slovenian national agency for the Erasmus+ programme

Co-organizers:

Croatian, Austrian, German National Agencies

Phone: +386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule how to design a project.pdf

Contact for questions:

Maja Drobne

E-Mail: maja.drobne@mva.si

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: Raise your voice for tomorrow’s Europe. Forum on education for democratic citizenship with a European dimension

Dates: 13-16 November 2017

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eligible are 50 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 17th September 2017

The forum gathers various stakeholders in the field of youth to explore relevant policies and practices connected to the education for democratic citizenship with a European dimension, gain new insight on the topic and develop inspiring responses.

General Description

The attempt to advance European political integration further beyond intergovernmental cooperation leads to the question, to which extent civic identification and will for collective political action is possible at European level? Do young Europeans have opportunities to become socialized to European citizenship?

How do we understand the concept and what are the mechanisms to practice it? Is the European dimension promoted using appropriate pedagogical approaches to citizenship at national level? Further on, what is today the role of youth work in developing young people’s sense of civic engagement for Europe and current European concerns?

The aim of this forum is to promote the European dimension in education for democratic citizenship with young people and contribute to the recognition of European citizenship. The activity will gather various stakeholders –youth work practitioners and youth policy-makers, teachers, educators and activists– from the Erasmus+ Programme Countries and Partner Countries of the Western Balkan region to explore relevant policies and practices in the field, gain new insight on the topic and develop inspiring responses.

Background

Education for democratic citizenship in contemporary Europe -changing baselines:
Citizenship is a notion, which can be hard to grasp entirely. In a mere legal sense, it frames the relationship of an individual and the society through institutionalized memberships and specific rights frameworks. Looking from a broader perspective however, citizenship can be understood as a dynamic practice of societal rights in a sense of civic-mindedness, in which one takes an active role in shaping the society.

Citizenship education therefore ideally pursues a learning process, which extends beyond acknowledgement and exercise of particular civic rights and rather aims at learners’ empowerment to govern their lives and influence their surroundings through active participation. In the contemporary European context citizenship education takes a variety of forms, yet democracy remains an underlying value.

Today the conventional understanding of citizenship bound to a state has ceased to be sufficient, as the quest for recognition of universal human rights overlap national borders, and phenomena such as migration question distinct memberships and identities associated to them. “European citizenship” is one of the concepts, which has emerged to depict the global or “cosmopolitan” aspect of citizenship in Europe. The concept was first introduced in the Treaty of Maastricht on European Union in 1992 , in which it referred to the complementary rights of the citizens of European Union member states.

Today there is an increasing demand to bridge European citizenship as a passive set or civic rights in the European Union to actual practice of democratic participation in the European civil society. In the field of European youth work and youth policy the concept accordingly functions as an invitation to dialogue and action on political, social and civic matters in the European public sphere, leading also to the understanding of European citizenship beyond the political or geographical borders of the European Union.

Education for democratic citizenship as a means to respond to current challenges in European societies:

The narrative of unified Europe with common values and objectives has for long been a crucial catalyst for integration and social cohesion in Europe. However, following the recent economic and socio-political challenges, the sense of belonging and commitment has begun to unravel, evoking societal instability, political polarization and xenophobia within Europe. Specific policies in the fields of education and youth by the European Union and the Council of Europe aim at responding to these challenges.

The Paris Declaration in 2015 placed citizenship in the focus of the European Union’s education policy, whereas young people’s acquisition of social, civic and intercultural competences through education was stated as one of the primary objectives in combating the contemporary challenges. The importance of citizenship education is accordingly emphasized in the Council Resolution on “Promoting socio-economic development and inclusiveness in the EU through education: the contribution of education and training to the European Semester 2016 .”

The Erasmus+ Programme remains the key instrument of the European Union in the field of education, training and youth in achieving the related policy objectives in the European level, complementing the efforts made by the member states in the national and local levels. Further on, promoting active citizenship, young people’s democratic participation in Europe and gaining of civic and social competences have for long been important elements in the Erasmus+ Programme and its predecessors, in particular in the youth field. Addressing young people’s citizenship effectively however requires synergies across the educational sectors and policies.
Still at the European level, education plays an essential role in the promotion of the core values of the Council of Europe: democracy, human rights and the rule of law, as well as in the prevention of human rights violations.

More generally, education is increasingly seen as a defense against the rise of violence, racism, extremism, xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance. This growing awareness is reflected in the adoption of the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education by the Organization’s 47 member states in the framework of Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)7.

The Charter is an important reference point for all those dealing with citizenship and human rights education. It is also a way of disseminating good practice and raising standards throughout Europe and beyond and it recognizes the role of non-formal education and youth organizations in promoting young people’s active citizenship and human rights.

The Charter defines “education for democratic citizenship” as education, training, awareness raising, information, practices and activities which aim, by equipping learners with knowledge, skills and understanding and developing their attitudes and behaviour, to empower them to exercise and defend their democratic rights and responsibilities in society, to value diversity and to play an active part in democratic life, with a view to the promotion and protection of democracy and the rule of law”. The main educational principles underpinning this type of education are: valuing diversity, inclusion, equal chances, respect for human dignity and life in peace.

This Forum will support the promotion and further development of the field of education for democratic citizenship. It will also introduce the training kit developed for practitioners by the partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth. Specific focus in the forum will be on exploring the current developments and future perspectives in integrating the European dimension in practices and policies of education for democratic citizenship with young people.

The aim and objectives of the activity:
The aim of the activity is to promote the European dimension in education for democratic citizenship with young people and contribute to the recognition of European citizenship.
The specific objectives are:
● To map out recent trends, developments and policy processes related to the topic of the activity;
● To provide insight and stimulate discussion related to the concept of European citizenship;
● To provide space for exchange of participants’ practices on addressing European dimension in the education for democratic citizenship, in particular through youth work and non-formal education;
● To identify challenges in approaching the European dimension in education for democratic citizenship and showcase inspiring practices and ways to address them;
● To encourage networking, new partnerships and cooperation among participants;
● To advocate for the recognition of the added value of the European dimension in education for democratic citizenship as a tool for addressing current challenges in the European societies.

Target group:
The activity will gather ca. 50 stakeholders (educators, youth workers, teachers, youth policy makers) from the Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Partner Countries of the Western Balkans working in the context of education for democratic citizenship with young people.

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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 Erasmus+ Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agencies or SALTO Resource Centres 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 National Agency if they intend to support participants to this activity, and to learn more about the financial details (relevant only in case you are selected).

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

Application

Organizer:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Co-organizers:

Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agencies of Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovenia

The partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth

Phone: + 386 1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Raise Your Voice.pdf

Contact for questions:

Maija Lehto

E-Mail: Maija.Lehto@mva.si

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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Seminar Kaboom on Innovative Communication Practices

Dates: 4-8 September 2017

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 21st July 2017

Kaboom! will offer an insight to some of the best communication practices from various youth projects and explore how the innovation can support the creation of added value in new and existing communication practices and activities in youth field.

General Description

There are thousands of (international) youth projects in Europe each year – they change the lives of thousands of young people, an innumerable number of great activities are developed: you can imagine the wealth of experience and results all these projects provide.

However, often these projects end after the last day of the activity, and someone in some office quickly finishes the paperwork to get it over. The papers and pictures of the project are then put in some bottom drawer and forgotten…

A lot of time, money and energy is being in every project or activity supported by the EU programmes in the field of youth and the outcomes are often not used in the way they could be despite having so much potential to inspire lots of follow up and multiplying. With relatively little more effort youth projects could be much more visible to the outside world.

Good communication practice is often perceived as consequence of a burst of inspiration and creativity. While that can be true, the sustainable approach towards effective communication consists of proper planning, detailed execution and long term commitment. One of the biggest challenges in communication practices in the youth projects is the lack of resources available for its planning, implementation and development.

In the framework of the event innovation is understood as a process that results in the improvement or enhancement to an existing product, practice or way of doing things. It also considers innovation to be a combination of means (resource/abilities) and ends (goals). The seminar will focus on how can innovation support and help the stakeholders from youth field to maximize their resource in communication field and upgrade their existing communication activities and practices.

The aim and objectives of the activity

The aim of the activity is to offer an insight to some of the best communication practices from various youth projects and explore how the innovation can support the creation of added value in new and existing communication practices and activities in youth field.

The specific objectives are:

● To identify, collect and present the most innovative communication practices examples to inspire interested public beyond the participants of this seminar;
● To explore success factors and key elements of successful and innovative communications of project results in regards to the key target audiences;
● To create space for exchange of communication practices and tools that participants of the seminar use in their work;
● To support learning and development of communication activities of participant’s individual projects or activities;
● To explore the latest communication trends and actions;
● To encourage networking, new partnerships and cooperation among participants.

Draft programme

The programme of the event consists of various inputs from external speakers on the topic of innovation and communication. Organizers have contacted several expert from academia and business to provide inputs that will bring true added value for participants of the seminar.

The flow of the programme follows the aim and objectives of the event and will offer quality inputs from external speakers (from academia and business sector) on topics of innovation (what is innovation and how to innovate) and communication (key success factor of communication activities) and how to combine them. The programme will also offer first-hand experience with at an organisation that excels at innovative communication activities and space for peer learning, mutual exchange and individual work on the future or ongoing projects of participants. A part of the event will be aimed at developing video material that will be used for learning and empowering stakeholders in youth field in communication activities.

Organizers aim to host some prominent figures from academia or business sector from the field of communication to maximize the added value of event and provide valuable learning opportunities for the participants of the event.

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Costs

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ program.

The activity will be organised in City hotel, which is located in the heart of Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The participants should arrive to the venue on 4th of September and depart on 8th of September.

The activity is a part of the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth, and therefore the selection of participants will be carried out by the Erasmus+ National Agencies in the field of youth.

All interested applicants should contact their respective National Agencies regarding further information on possible participation fee and travel cost reimbursement, in case of being selected. The organisers will cover the board and lodging.

Application

Organizer:

MOVIT – Slovenian National Agency for Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Phone: +386 1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Innovative Communication.pdf

Contact for questions:

Borut Cink

E-Mail: info@mva.si

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