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Training Course Common Ground: Training in Socially Engaged Art Tools

Dates: 31 January 2018 – 4 February 2019

Venue: Cork, Ireland

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Portugal, Serbia

Application deadline: 30th December 2017

Common Ground, a training in socially engaged art tools is a 1-year long part-time programme comprising 3 residential and an online stage taking place in Budapest, Hungary, and Cork, Ireland, from February 2018 to February 2019

Description

Common Ground: Training in Socially Engaged Art Tools

Common Ground, a training in socially engaged art tools is a 1-year long part-time programme comprising 3 residential and an online stage taking place in Budapest, Hungary, and Cork, Ireland, from February 2018 to February 2019 initiated by the Firestarter Network and developed by Makeshift Ensemble (IRL), Artemisszió Alapítvány (HUN) and Postmodernsquare (FIN).

Common Ground is a training and research project focussing on approaches to working and engaging meaningfully with local communities of place within the internationalised, migratory professional practices of both international youth work and the arts.

The project will “twin” two multi-cultural, inner city streets and communities in Cork and Budapest that will serve as the location as well as the subject of the training allowing to explore, through artistic tools, the questions: Who are your neighbours? Whose street is this anyway? How can you leave again?

Bringing together participants from different backgrounds, the aim is to develop strategies and explore methodologies within the broader frame of socially engaged art with a specific focus on ‘parachute strategies’ to engage with local communities. By ‘parachute strategies’ we mean methods and practices that do not require long-term engagement with communities but work on the basis of interventions, one off events or remote practices that nonetheless provide meaningful connections and a real exchange.

This training will join trainers and participants coming from different backgrounds to allow Common Ground to act as a platform for peer-learning, sharing of international practice and collaboration which will have multiple outcomes in methodology, projects and the professional development of the participants.

What to Expect?

The aim is to equip the participants with a broad understanding of tools and practices, develop their skills and awareness and allow them to learn by doing while also providing support, mentorship as well as skills-based workshops. Having the experience of working in two different countries on similar streets will also give the participants the opportunity to understand the international dimension of working locally.

We firmly believe in peer learning and the power of joint thinking across sectors and disciplines. The participants will be invited to contribute their knowledge and expertise as well as receiving inputs from trainers, peers and invited guests. It is this learning and the questions raised, as well as the methods developed, that will form the backbone of the second half of the project and will culminate in the international seminar in Cork entitled

How to finish? focussing on dissemination and knowledge sharing practices within the context of short-term international projects with young people taking place within local communities. The results of the activities will be the learning of the participants, development of new methods and potential projects on a local and European level, a book documenting the project and its outcomes, as well as public presentations, both in Cork and Budapest.

The training will have 4 segments:

1. Common Ground: Cork 30th Jan – 4th Feb 2018 a 4-day study visit in the context of the Quarter Block Party festival in Cork, Ireland, focussing on performative strategies and anthropological approach to public space.
2. An online part-time training conducted via www.artescommunity.eu, a web-portal for community and social engaged arts projects in Europe that will take place in April/May 2018.
3. Common Ground: Budapest in August (exact dates tbc) an 8-day residential training in Budapest, Hungary taking place at Aurora and other locations along Nepszinhaz utca in Budapest. This training will have a specific focus on exploring video methods.
4. Common Ground: How to finish? 1st Feb – 5th Feb 2019 a return to disseminating the results and learning of the project in the form of presentations, performances and talks in collaboration with Quarter Block Party festival. This will also include the launch of the book.
Full participation in the four elements of Common Ground is mandatory!

Who should Apply?

This training is aimed specifically for participants resident in Hungary, Ireland, Serbia, Finland, Greece and Portugal who work with young people under 30 and have a background in either socially engaged art, public art, urban design intervention, documentary film, participatory arts and/or social work, youth work, community organising, activism or cultural anthropology, and already have some professional experience in their fields and a genuine interest and openness to explore the intersection of art and the social in a cross-disciplinary environment.

What will it cost?

Successful applicants will be required to pay a €30 / training participation fee.
Travel, accommodation and meals during the training will be provided. Please note that we will only be able to reimburse travel up to a certain limit defined per country by the European Commission.

The travel band applicable to your country will be provided. This limit will be communicated to successful applicants, if you require more information at this point do not hesitate to get in touch. Common Ground is funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme.

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Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food will be covered by the project.

Travel will be reimbursed according to the travel allocation by the Commission, see below.

Maximum limits of travel reimbursement:

Hungary, Serbia, Portugal to Ireland €275
Greece to Ireland €530
Finland to Ireland €360

Finland, Greece, Ireland to Hungary €275
Portugal to Hungary €360
Serbia to Hungary €180

There is a participation fee of €30/training activity for the selected participants.

Application

 

Organizer:

Makeshift Ensemble – NGO

Phone: 00353851386734

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Common Ground.pdf

Contact for questions:

Eszter Nemethi

E-Mail: eszter@makeshiftensemble.com

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Training Course Appetiser: – An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ Programme for international youth work

Dates: 4-8 June 2018

Venue: Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th April 2018

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Description

Appetiser aimes to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

This aim summarises the entire idea of the seminar – to give a feeling, what it means to work with young people in an international setting. Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

Do you have experience as a youth work/leader at local level and yet did not organise international youth activities within Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme (and previous programmes)?

Do you want to know about Erasmus+ opportunities for international youth exchanges, European Voluntary Service or/and training projects for youth workers?

Are you in contact with young people or other people who would benefit from being involved in international activities?

Are you part of an organisation or informal group that is new to Erasmus+ or wants to get to know about new opportunities for international activities within this programme?

Should you have answered positively to the most of the questions above, when this course is for you!

“Appetiser” is designed according to the following objectives:
• To taste non-formal and intercultural learning
• To enjoy the first intercultural youth project experience
• To exchange local youth activities in the international context

• To explore possibilities of support available for international youth activities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
• To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
• To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice.

The network of National Agencies for “Youth in Action” organises severl Appetiser TCs per year. You’ll find an overview here.

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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 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.

Note for sending NAs: This activity is financed by TCA 2017

Application

 

Organizer:

Greek National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action

Co-organizers:

Sending NAs funding travel costs (see eligible countries) – National Agency

SALTO T&C RC (coordinator)

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Appetiser.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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: Film it!

Dates: 16-22 January 2018

Venue: Bacoli – Napoli, Italy

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, FYROM, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 27st December 2017

“To develop the video-making and marketing competences of youth workers.”
Mobility of youth workers ‘Film it!’ will bring together 27 participants from 8 partner organisations, in the city of Bacoli, Italy between 16 – 22 January 2018.

Description

The project has been designed to host youth workers, NGO staff and representatives from our project partners, who have a passion for digital media or are highly motivated to learn about them. The main purpose of ‘Film it!’ is:

“To develop the video-making and marketing competences of youth workers.”

To reach this purpose, we set the following objectives:
– To increase video-making and marketing competencies, among participants of the project
– To gain basic knowledge on modern programmes and platforms supporting video-making, promotion and dissemination as well as the basic rules of copyrights, creative commons etc, among participants of the project
– To increase willingness to make a positive change in their communities and develop empathy towards people with fewer opportunities, among participants of this training course

The objectives are:
• to understand the terminology of digital youth work and what do we mean by the concept
• to familiarise with concepts and youth work approaches to young people using social media, makerspaces as a tool for technology education and digital content creation
• to understand different realities of digital youth work in participating countries and the latest European-level policy developments
• to see good examples of how digital tools are used in youth work in Europe
• to create space for making new contacts and exploring Erasmus+ Youth in Action opportunities to develop digital youth work in future

After this training course, participants will develop more confidence in digital skills, whilst learning new ones that will stay with them long after the project has finished.

The participants will attend training sessions built around non-formal education methods. These will begin at the preparation stage of the project and continue through the implementation phase to the evaluation and follow-up.

During the project’s major activity we will be working with 6 charities and NGOs local from Bacoli. Our participants will use the knowledge and skills they have learnt in earlier sessions to produce promotional videos for these organisations.

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Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisations. Accommodation will be provided in shared rooms for 2 or 4 people.

Travel costs will reimbursement to a maximum of 275€ for participants from Bulgaria, Cyprus, FYROM, Latvia, Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain.

There is no travel cost reimbursement for participants from Italy.

Application

 

Organizer:

SFERA ITALY – NGO

Phone: +393339745919

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Film it!pdf

Contact for questions:

Fabio Capuano

E-Mail: sferaitaly.mobility@gmail.com

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Training Course Refugees in Europe: Educational Approaches to deal with Causes of Flights, Antiracism and Opportunities of Inclusion.

Dates: 3-12 February 2018

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania

Application deadline: 10th January 2018

Our ten-day-training about “Refugees in Europe: Educational approaches to deal with causes of flights, anti-racism and opportunities of inclusion” will take place in Berlin from 03.02.-12.02.2018.

Description

Our ten-day-training about “Refugees in Europe: Educational approaches to deal with causes of flights, anti-racism and opportunities of inclusion” will take place in Berlin from 03.02.-12.02.2018.

We expect trainees from Finland, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands and Greece who work with youth and young adults. Moreover, our specific goal is to involve youth workers who have own migration and/or refugee experience and trainees with fewer opportunities due to economical, social and cultural obstacles.

The participants will learn, try out, discuss and evaluate a large variety of non-formal pedagogical approaches to deal with (causes of) flights, inclusion, anti-racist education, stereotypes, conflict management and trans-cultural communication. The training involves activities such as doing excursions and guided tours, work with creative and artistic methods and sharing knowledge and experiences.

The activities in the program have the common factor of qualifying the trainees within the context of intercultural learning and stimulating them to develop and adopt new skills concerning the topics of flights and inclusion of refugees.

The training promotes pedagogical approaches in dealing with challenges and opportunities in multicultural and pluralistic societies and empowers the participants to work on reflective competences and tools for social change.

Thus the participants will be able to use their newly acquired expertise in their work with youth and young adults and share and multiply what they have learned with fellow youth workers

The language of communication during the training will be in English.

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Costs

 

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

The costs for accommodation, public transport, food provided in the accommodation and program will be covered by the EU Program Erasmus+.

The food will be vegan / vegetarian.

For your travelling expenses we can reimburse for…

-Finland, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands: 275 Euro/person

-Greece, Portugal: 365 Euro/person

-Germany (distance larger then 100km): 180 Euro/person

We charge a participant fee of 100 Euro/ person (reduced 50 Euro*) for the training.

*following your own estimation

Application

 

Organizer:

solar e.V. – NGO

Phone: (+49) 030 86 87 01 519

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Béla

E-Mail: migration@solarev.org

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Training Course ‘Ups & Downs’ – supporting emotional well-being of EVS volunteers

Dates: 18-23 March 2018

Venue: Estonia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, FYROM, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 10th January 2018

The training course will guide the participants towards better quality in supporting EVS volunteers´ emotional well-being and understanding of the field of mental health and its importance for everyone.

Description

European Voluntary Service (EVS) is an enriching experience, helping young people to develop their personal qualities and enabling them to change their lives.

On the other side, EVS might be a very challenging experience, including tough days, discomfort and stresses, which might result in psychological difficulties. In order to support volunteers in their personal growth, we notice, that there is a need for the basics of the mental health and building capacity to support volunteers in their emotional well-being.

There is a noticeable need to increase organisations´ awareness about this topic, willingness to host different volunteers and capacity to support volunteers in different aspects of their life during the EVS.

Before we start. What do we mean by ‘mental health’?

Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. (definition by World Health Organisation)

There is evidence based data about mental health, which is also relevant to EVS context and increases the need for such training:

• Statistics show that 25-40% of people experience mental health disorder at some time of their life.
• 38% of the people in EU have experienced mental health disorders during the previous year (research from 2011).
• Half of the mental health disorders occur before 24th birthday.
• Increase of the cases in which volunteers have anxiety, depression, break downs, anorexia etc. during the EVS (development or recrudescence of the illness)

Target group of this training course: everybody from European Voluntary Service (Erasmus+ volunteering projects) organisations who are supporting volunteers´ well-being during their service (supervisor, mentor, coordinator etc) from sending, hosting and coordinating organisations. It’s important that participants would be:
• able to work in English.
• able to attend the full duration of the training course.
• at least 18 years old.

Learning outcomes – at the end of this training course participants will:

1. recognise most important signs of mental health problems and interpersonal conflicts;
2. demonstrate knowledge about different approaches towards conflict;
3. describe first steps in supporting mental health and dealing with interpersonal conflicts;
4. implement active listening, assertiveness, supportive feedback and conflict resolution;
5. identify the limits of their own role in supporting the mental health problems;

Last, but not least – we will work towards developing participants´ inner readiness by strengthening their confidence and appreciative approach towards mental health. We hope participants to be more confident, motivated and open to approach mental health difficulties of others.

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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.

This TC is covered of TCA2017.

Application

 

Organizer:

Estonian National Agency for Erasmus+ programme

Co-organizers:

Polish National Agency for Erasmus+ programme

Danish National Agency for Erasmus+ programme

Phone: 003726979237

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Supporting Emotional well-being.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nele Mets

E-Mail: nele.mets@archimedes.ee

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: Going International with Young People from Diverse Cultural Backgrounds

Dates: 20-24 February 2018

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Netherlands

Application deadline: 18th December 2017

This bilingual seminar in Dutch and French brings together 24 Belgian and Dutch youth workers to stimulate exchange of good practice and expertise in working with youth from diverse cultural backgrounds and co-operation in Erasmus+ Youth in Action.

Description

The seminar is a follow-up of a first seminar on the same topic between the National Agiencies of Belgium-FL, Belgium-FR and the Netherlands in Spring 2016 and wants to deepen the conclusions and recommendations coming out of this first seminar.

Main focus is on exchanging knowledge, methods and tools in youth work with youngsters from diverse cultural backgrounds and motivating organisations to use Erasmus+ Youth in Action as a method in their organisation.

For each of the 3 involved NA’s 8 youth workers can participate, representing a mix of participants of the first seminar and new participants.

The seminar is bilingual with both Dutch and French as working language.

For more information: please read the attached call in Dutch or French.

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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, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs 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.

Application

 

Organizer:

NA Belgium-FL – National Agency

Co-organizers:

NA Belgium-FR – National Agency

NA Netherlands – National Agency

Phone: +32 2 209 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Go International French.pdf

InfoPack Go International Dutch.pdf

Contact for questions:

Inez Adriaensen

E-Mail: inez.adriaensen@jint.be

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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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.