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PBA Making the Difference IV: The North-South Partnership Building Activity

Dates: 26 February – 2 March 2018

Venue: Langfjordbotn/Alta, Norway

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 4th December 2017

This Partner Building Activity (=PBA) aims at creating concrete partnerships – between groups from North and South of Europe – so that they can develop youth exchange projects and apply in 2018 under the program Erasmus+ Youth in Action.

Description

The PBA is organized in a small rural village in the very North of Norway. During the activity you will experience involvement of (and contact with) the local community.

This will be a concrete and practical example on how this can be done during youth exchanges. Cooperation with the locals can multiply the outcomes and impacts of your projects, and lead to a profound intercultural experience.

Objectives of the PBA

• To create an opportunity to find good and reliable partners to organize youth exchanges with
• To understand what is needed to plan a youth exchange of good quality
• To create solid networks of contacts and partnerships
• To equip the youth workers with insight in their role as coach and support
• To experience the possibilities of local involvement
• To understand the impact and social change a youth exchange can have within the local community

Target group of the ‘Making the Difference IV’ Partnership Building Activity

• Max 30 participants
• The call is open for all Program countries, with a priority for participants from NORWAY, SWEDEN, DENMARK and GREECE, ITALY, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, MALTA & CROATIA
• Being able to use English as working language
• Having a true and real interest in establishing partnerships

• Youth workers and youth leaders who represent their youth group’s interest
• Both ‘newcomers’ and ‘experienced’ in the Erasmus+ YiA Program

Expected outcomes

Participants should leave the PBA with partners and ideas to apply for a youth exhange project in 2018 under the program Erasmus+ Youth in Action.

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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 National Agencies (NA) 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.

Info for sending NAs: This activity is covered by the 2017 TCA Budget.

Application

 

Organizer:

Erasmus+ Aktiv Ungdom, Barne-, ungdoms- og familiedirektoratet – National Agency

Co-organizers:

Injuve (ES) – National Agency

Phone: +47 466 15 122

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme PBA Making a Difference.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gry Nesse

E-Mail: gry.nesse@bufdir.no

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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Training Course Game of Cultures: Inclusion of young migrants and refugees

Dates: 29 January – 5 February 2018

Venue: Cascais, Portugal

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

Application deadline: 10th December 2017

For all those who work in multicultural environments and face the challenge of newly arrived cultures, wishing to encourage intercultural dialogue in their local communities in order to enhance its openness to the inclusion of Young migrants and refugees

Description

“Winter” is coming.
More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, continuing this trend in 2016 and 2017, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling and including people.

This training course will focus on the work with local communities and not specially in working directly with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees themselves. Inclusion of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees is very hard in communities which lack the openness and are not aware of the issues and challenges associated with it.

Working in the intercultural competences of local communities throughout Europe is a key element for a healthier relationship between all parties and a better Europe towards the future. This training course is focused on intercultural learning in the field of youth and alternative approaches towards it.

Taking different points of view (arriving and hosting) to the situations and possible conflicts, we will be exploring and using different tools that youth workers can use when organizing activities related to cultural diversity, but also giving space for discussion and theoretical considerations.

This training is not only for Youth Workers who work directly with refugees and migrants, but for all those who work in multicultural environments and work in communities who face the challenge of newly arrived cultures.

Game of Cultures is the 2nd edition of an intensive training course with 6 full training days.

Main aim:
– to support, empower and develop the competences of youth workers so that they can act on their local youth communities in order to create multiplier agents, promoting and encouraging intercultural dialogue in their local communities in order to enhance its openness to the inclusion of migrants and refugees, with a mid and long term perspective.

Objectives:
– Reflect on the current European and National realities concerning the flux of migrants and refugees and their inclusion;
– Learn and develop knowledge, competences and tools to work on diversity, intercultural learning and intercultural dialogue;
– Create awareness of the importance that influence of culture has on person’s behavior and identity;
– Raise awareness on the cultural differences between different European countries and to what extent this impacts the inclusion/exclusion of migrants and refugees in different societies;
– Develop tools, activities and sustainable strategies to promote inclusion of migrants and refugees;
– Explore the potential of young people as actors of inclusion and change on a local level, on a mid and long term perspective;
– Share good practices related to youth work, inclusion and active participation
– Acknowledge the Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for intercultural learning, Youth Work and inclusion;
– Develop an informal network of youth workers and youth leaders tackling the Refugee Crisis and promoting follow up projects and initiatives.

Methodology
The training course will use the principles and methods of Non Formal Learning and will include input sessions, experience-exchange sessions, reflection-groups and discussions. Participants will assume a very active role during the program sharing their knowledge, experience, ideas and questions related to the topic.
The working methods will be varied and interactive in order to ensure a balance between theory and practice, between information and application.

One specific quality of this training course is the focus on projects and concrete use of learning products, therefore participants will be supported and guided on the development, implementation and evaluation of their own tools or projects for intercultural learning and dialogue.
This is an intensive training course with 6 full training days of about 7 hours working time per day. There is one free afternoon, but other than that it is to be expected a demanding schedule.

Target groups
– Youth workers
– Trainers
– Youth leaders
– Youth Policy Makers
– EVS mentors/tutors

Working language: English

Team of trainers: Saro Rossi (Italy) and Rodrigo Vilarinho (Portugal)

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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.

Info for sending NA´s: TCA 2017 Plan

Application

 

Organizer:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action

Co-organizers:

Bureau International Jeunesse (BELGIUM-FR NA) – National Agency

Spanish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

SALTO Cultural Diversity

Phone: +351253204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Game of Cultures.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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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Training Course InFormal: Integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level

Dates: 13-22 January 2018

Venue: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania

Application deadline: 20th November 2017

This long-term training course is an attempt to use non-formal education as a tool for youth empowerment in addressing societal issues and to build a productive co-working platform for educators coming from formal education and youth field

Description

The long-term project “InFormal – integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level” is an attempt to use non-formal education as a tool for youth empowerment in order to address all the mentioned issues and to build a stable and productive trans-national co-working platform for educators coming from formal education and youth field (NGOs and other youth authorities).

This project particularly targeting educators, teachers, professors, trainers, community leaders and policy makers in the field of education that often contradict their approaches instead of working for the common goal.

NFE is almost always associated with youth work out of curriculum = not-serious. Formal education is often too frontal, too boring and killing initiatives and critical thinking – essential skills of young people. And it seems like there is no middle.

With this project we want to bring two systems: formal and non-formal for dialogue, and building sustainable cooperation for the common aim.

Obviously teachers are working with bigger amount of young people at daily basis than youth workers, they can see and follow the current progress and have bigger influence to development of young people competences that will lead to active citizenship and increase the level of youth participation at local level.

At the same it is also obvious that youth workers are better in use of NFE approaches, better in motivating young people and in developing social or so-called “soft” skills. Though working alone they are not able to fill the gap, cover the number of young people, our partners recognize that and this is why they are so motivated in developing cross-sectorial cooperation.

Long-term Training Course Objectives:

  • To unite efforts of youth workers coming from formal and other youth field backgrounds for youth empowerment at local level by using non-formal education;
  • To build a cross sectorial network and to create joined actions to address the current challenges;
  • To build a necessary set of competences for proficient use of NFE instruments and tools for youth empowerment at local level;

  • To discuss the recognition of competences gained by NFE;
  • To introduce and discuss the ways of integration of NFE activities to the system of formal education;
  • To provide the opportunity to assess the quality of NFE activities and youth empowerment process at local level;

Participants Profile:

The training course is open for educators coming from formal and non-formal education system (trainers, teachers), psychologists and social workers from the formal (educational) institutions; youth workers dealing with young people and staff from NGOs and formal education system as main target group.

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Costs

 

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

Full board and lodging costs are covered by the organisers for all participants from grant funded by the Czech National Agency under ERASMUS+ programme.

All participants will be accommodated by two to three persons in one room. Three times meal and coffee-brakes will be provided while all time of your stay.

Travel costs will be covered up to the travel limit done by distance calculator.

Travel limit for the 1st TC ( Czech Republic)
Czech Republic: 0 EUR
Hungary and Poland: 180 EUR
Portugal: 360 EUR
Luxembourg, Italy, Romania: 275 EUR
S.Korea: 900 EUR

Participation fee of 50 euro for each training activity per participant.

Application

Organizer:

KURO Hradec Kralove z. s. – NGO

Phone: 0079040461534

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vera Goriunova

E-Mail: gorunovavera@gmail.com

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Training Course: New Media and NGOs

Dates: 18-25 February 2018

Venue: Turkey

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, FYROM, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th November 2017

With our project “New Media and NGOs”, we want to popularize the opportunities of new media for youth workers and NGO any longer and raise awareness of 10 NGOs from 10 countries and 40 youth workers about hate speech.

Description

The term of new media has ensued with the development of technologies; for example of web 2.0, social media, weblog etc. New media has dispossessed the monopoly journalists, editors, media institutions of news source contrary to traditional media and included all segments of society.

These developments have brought about big opportunities and some problems. Some of the advantages are new job opportunities these technologies give, employability, easier access to information and target group. One of the biggest problems is hate speech and crimes.

With our project “New Media and NGOs”, we want to popularize the opportunities of new media for youth workers and NGO any longer and raise awareness of this group about hate speech.

10 nongovernmental organizations from 10 countries and 40 youth workers will come together between the dates of 18-25 February 2018 in İzmir, Turkey with the project “New Media and NGOs”.

The participants will get training about new media tools, weblog applications, hate speech and its types, freedom of expression and carry out workshops with common learning techniques.

Moreover the participants will carry on getting into a partnership with each other and other NGOs in İzmir and its local area for new projects and carry out works for “New Media and Hate Speech Handbook for Youth Workers” until the end of project.

Among other things, the TC will have a direct impact on: renewed web presence of NGOs and more opportunities to publicize their activities, internationalization of individual partners and youth work, recognition of youth work from the local to the international level, deep and renewed Communication skills and the social world for young participants and practitioners.

In addition, the TC will have a further impact on the participant as it will make a big contribution to achieving the following results:

– develop basics and skills in communication, public communication, persuasion and rhetoric, and how these apply to social media;

– understand how messages and values are transmitted to the general audience;
– develop the skills and capacities of youth workers to support the active participation of young people in local communities through the use of social media tools and methodologies;
– examine the possibilities of using social media to encourage youth activism;
– reflect on non-formal education, its methods and its applicability within social networks;
– develop creative and attractive ways to use social media to encourage youth activism, with particular attention to civic engagement;

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Costs

 

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

1. All participants can get reimbursement for their travel cost untill countries limit:
– 275 Euro for participants from Croatia, Germany, Lithuania, FYROM, Poland, Romania, Slovakia
– 360 Euro for participants from the United Kingdom
– 20 Euro for participants from Turkey

If you spend less than your limit can get back only %100 of your travel cost according travel invoice. Other part of travel budget will use for develop for project acitivities.

2. We will cover 3 meals and accommodation for free.

3.There is participation fee for this project. It is 35 Euro per participant.

Application

 

Organizer:

Pi Youth Association – NGO

Phone: +90 232 483 03 14

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack New Media & NGOs.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Power to You(th)

Dates: 28 January – 2 February 2018

Venue: Beaufort, Luxembourg

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

Application deadline: 30th November 2017

A training course for youth workers and youth leaders on how to support young people to become and feel empowered to positively contribute to society. We will explore how the Erasmus+ programme can help to do this.

Description

“Knowing who you are and who you want to be helps you to make your own decisions and take the responsibility to shape your own life”.

Empowerment is the learning process in which a person becomes aware of their own strengths and abilities, passions and learning needs and is capable of choosing how and when to use these and/or develop them more. It is about developing self-awareness and confidence, and from this being able to self-guide what you want to do and take responsibility for one’s own life.

It is important that young people have the capacity to focus on their own learning process so that they can identify their strengths and abilities that in turn empower them to act in a positive way in society.

Youth work and Non-formal education can positively influence youth empowerment. It can provide an encouraging and safe space in which young people can become more self-aware of skills, and focus on the development of confidence, new skills and learn how to take responsibility.

The youth worker / youth leader plays an important role in guiding and mentoring the young people in this process of learning.

This training course will use a variety of interactive non-formal learning methods and is focused on:

1. Exploring the important elements of empowerment as a learning process,
2. How youth work can provide a valuable space for these empowering learning processes, and
3. How youth workers and youth leaders can create and facilitate this process to maximize empowerment of young people.

We will be exploring how non-formal learning activities can be used to this end. Furthermore, we explore how the Erasmus+ Youth programme can be used to inspire and empower young people to actively participate in society.

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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 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.

This training course is financed through TCA 2018/2019!

Application

Organizer:

National Agency LU – National Agency

Co-organizers:

NA Portugal and NA The Netherlands – National Agency

Phone: 00352 2478 6477

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Myriam Putzeys

E-Mail: myriam.putzeys@snj.lu

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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Training Course: New Context Training for Trainers

Dates: 5-11 March 2018

Venue: Ommen, Netherlands

Eligible are 36 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 20th December 2017

Doing trainings is a fascinating field, it creates fulfillment for you as a trainer and it can be significant for others in their learning. 

Description

Here we are offering trainers the chance to bring their training skills to another level based on our experience.

• Group dynamics – how to work with a checklist of observation and interventions
• How to create a training module (method of the Galan)
• Trainership and how the relationship is carrying the content
• How to create context so learning will happen.
• Handling different forms (12) of resistance to change
• How to handle feedback that you get as a trainer
•How to create context with language
• Positioning as a trainer, during the training
• Designing programs and work forms
• Working with non-verbal communication
• Team coaching and trainership, what to use when
• The art of instruction giving
• Training program design – the plan and the reality
• Training as learning process or delivering content information
• How to build up a training program
• Creating a trainer style or using a specific trainings method. (Method pyramid of Winkler)
• Creating a product (training) or a project. (the dynamic forming of judgment)
• Embodied training, how does it work and how to us it
• State management – to prepare for a training and during my performance as a trainer
• Workshop conceptualising the trainings need
• Project planning (method of P. Winkelaar)

Trainers in New Context are Marko Vlaming, Tihana Dragičević & Lena Nasiakou.

The training is open for youth workers, trainers, facilitators and teachers, who already have
experience with trainings, workshops or educational courses.

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Costs

 

This is NOT an Erasmus+ training course. Participants take care of their own expenses, travel and participation fee.

This is an open call training, which means that participation fee and travel costs are covered by the participants. There is no reimbursement for that. Accommodation and food are covered by Olde Vechte.

PARTICIPATION FEE:
€360 General participation fee
€460 Participation fee for people living in the
Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Luxemburg, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Switzerland

DISCOUNTS:
• 15% discount if you are a student or you don’t have a paid job
• 15% discount if you have done Event Wise or Practicing Coaching & Mentoring training course.

*The discounts apply regardless of the country you are coming from.

Application

 

Organizer:

Olde Vechte Foundation – NGO

Phone: 0031 529 451 963

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack New Context Training.pdf

Contact for questions:

Training Course. People beyond borders. Serbia

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

Dates: 17-26 February 2018

Venue: Serbia

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

Application deadline: 27th November 2017

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

Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Costs

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

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

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

Application

Organizer:

Agoraveiro – NGO

Phone: 00351234482575

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natasa Golosin

E-Mail: agora.aveiro@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)