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Training Course: ON SOLIDarity GROUND

Dates: 24-28 June 2018

Venue: Czech Republic

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Poland, Slovak Republic, Romania

Application deadline: 3rd May 2018

Hear the news! Increase your knowledge on European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ programmes, their new opportunities and changes. Build your future projects on SOLID grounds!

General Description

Transfer good practice from EVS to the new reality of volunteering activities.
This seminar aims to bring together EVS/ volunteering activities coordinators and project managers from Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Romania, Bulgaria and Italy and create an inspirational learning space for exchange of experience and good practice.

The program will include information and discussions about changes in volunteering projects in the Erasmus+ programme and European Solidarity Corps programme, sharing of good practice among different organisations and countries and will offer a great possibility for developing partnerships and networks. The presence of officers from national agencies of Erasmus+ Youth in Action will ensure the latest information and lots of questions being answered. :)

For development of competencies and personal development of coordinators there will be a variety of workshops of your choice on topics such as communication, project management, conflict management, how to support learning etc. And also we want to meet, talk, share and have fun!

Aim:

to help the coordinators and project managers with transition from EVS to European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ Volunteering Activities by increasing knowledge of the new opportunities and supporting quality development in their projects.

Objectives: 

* To increase knowledge of volunteering projects in both Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes including basic rules and new opportunities
* To enhance overall quality of volunteering activities
* To support networking and to encourage participants to create international partnerships
* To share good practice, showcase high quality volunteering projects
* To support organisational development through providing practical tools and approaches

How will we work?

We will work in a non-formal learning setting, with an interactive and participatory methodology creating a space to learn together and from each others`experience.
The flow of the course will be based on your motivation, questions and impulses to learn as we wish to co-create the program on a solid ground of Your actual needs.

We are designing and implementing the Training Course in a mutual cooperation with representative from the NAs so YOU will get first hand news and updates about the changes in the Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps Program as also the possibility for consultancy and professional support about formal issues and procedures of application.
We invite You to join and co-create this inspiring journey to design together quality future volunteering projects on the ground of the new circumstances of European Solidarity Corps

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme TCA 2017 budget.

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.

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.

Application

 

Organizer:

Czech Republic – National Agency

Phone: +420 221 850 913

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marie Kotková

E-Mail: marie.kotkova@dzs.cz

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: Be Initiative!

Dates: 17-21 June 2018

Venue: Czech Republic

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 6th May 2018

Being initiative is what moves a society forward. No matter whether we are talking business, culture or non-profit. Come to develop your entrepreneurship competence to the shortest and possibly your best training course ever.

General Description

”Be Initiative!“ is a 3-days training course aiming at empowering young people to work on their personal development with a main focus on entrepreneurship competence.

Participants will have an opportunity to explore possibilities of their personal involvement and to deal with a question „What can I personally do to change things around me?“.

Different levels of entrepreneurship competence will be explored during the training course – personal and community level, business and non-profit.

Design thinking and Lean Canvas will be presented as tool to speed up the process of turning ideas into action. Part of the training course will also be focused on Transnational Youth Initiatives of the programme Erasmus+.

  • Objectives

– To support young people to work on their personal development with main focus on entrepreneurship competence;
– To explore different dimensions of entrepreneurship competence – personal and community level; business and non-profit;
– To provide participants with tools to evaluate and develop ideas into successful projects (such as design thinking or learn canvas);
– To provide participants with space for networking and encourage them to create international partnerships;
– To provide knowledge on Transnational Youth Initiatives in the frame of the Erasmus+ programme as a possible tool to turn ideas into action.

  • Programme of the Course

The day of your arrival is Sunday. Monday is about self-discovery and finding out on what you would like to focus on. Tuesday is about acquiring tools to develop ideas into successful projects (design thinking, learn canvas). Wednesday is about Transnational Youth Initiatives and networking. Thursday morning is about leaving. All the other days are for your projects to flourish.

  • Target Group

The training is addressed to all people who
– are between 18 and 30 years old;
– would like to start a smaller-scale project, either business, non-profit or other (no need to have a concrete idea to apply though, your desire to change things is more important);
– are interested in Erasmus+ opportunities, namely Transnational Youth Initiatives
are committed to attend for the full duration of the course;
– are able to communicate in English;
– are from an eligible country.

We believe in teamwork, therefore duos may apply as well. In such cases, please indicate the name of your partner in the application form (both of you have to fill in the application form).

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme TCA 2018 budget.

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:

Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agency Czech Republic

Phone: +420733125974

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marie Kotková

E-Mail: marie.kotkova@dzs.cz

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: Together we are Stronger

Dates: 20-25 May 2018

Venue: Portugal

Eligible are 25-30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 17th April 2018

This PBA will offer the opportunity to establish an international cooperation in the field of youth activities, to increase the quantity and to improve the quality of KA1 projects.

General Description

It was Henry Ford who said, “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

This PBA will offer the opportunity to establish an international cooperation in the field of youth activities, to increase the quantity and to improve the quality of KA1 projects.

“Together we are Stronger” is a Partnership Building Activity (PBA) that aims to create new professional relations between the participants and to offer a meeting point for newcomers to discuss and to interact between each other; to create a solid and trustable network of partners interesting in organizing KA1 projects and to improve the quality of future Erasmus+ projects.

The activity is especially addressed to newcomer organizations, but it’s open also to organizations with experience that are interested in knowing new partners.

By exploring the KA1 in different dimensions, methods and resources, this PBA pretends to promote innovation and creativity in the developing of youth activities by exchanging methods, experiences, points of view and ideas.

Through the principles and practices of non formal education and in an atmosphere where participants can learn from each other, “Together we are Stronger” will open an intercultural dialogue and will give space for the acquirement of new skills and the exchange of methods and experiences within the Erasmus+ world.

The PBA will approach youth workers, youth leaders, project managers and youngsters to the different realities of their areas and contribute for a social knowledge and a healthy exchanging of good practices.

Summarising, the PBA will give the opportunity to create new lines and develop new ideas on Youth Work through an inclusion process with the participants.

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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

Application

 

Organizer:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action

Co-organizer:

Spanish National Agency for Erasmus + Youth – INJUVE

Phone: +351 253204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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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PBA: Make the Move V

Dates: 25-30 September 2018

Venue: Vila da Marmeleira, Portugal

Eligible are 50 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesEastern Partnership countriesWestern Balkan countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 22nd June 2018

A contact making seminar co-organized by NA BEFR and PT, in order to promote partnerships and develop quality Youth Exchanges, with a strong focus on Inclusion. Programme countries + EECA + Russian Federation,and SEE. Max 50 participants.

General Description

Over the past years, many youth exchange projects have been developed and run between organisations from different countries.

An exciting and challenging intercultural encounter! In order to strengthen the partnerships and especially the quality of these projects, this partnership building activity aims to provide the needed support and training elements for the participants who intend to organise such a youth exchange in the near future.

Besides creating the opportunity for participants to create strong partnerships, we also wish to offer a real intercultural experience, as an inspirational example for future youth exchange implementations.

This “Make the Move V” will therefore take place for the 5th time in a rural village in the very centre of Portugal, ‘Vila da Marmeleira’, which has around 300 habitants. The projects implemented in this community, offer a win-win situation for all involved – local development and change for local people through their involvement in the activities and a deep intercultural experience for the participants.

Besides the pedagogical outcomes of the international activities (e.g. training course, seminar, workcamp), the different projects leave their mark on the community. A local impact and international footprint are left behind.

This village seems to us an ideal setting to organize this PBA “Make the Move V”, focusing on the following aspects:
– Young people as actors in the different steps of a youth exchange, supported and coached by youth workers.
– The local community as the integral supporting structure of a youth exchange .
– The impact and permanent mark on a local community as a result of a youth exchange.

The above features will not only be discussed and analysed, but will also be based upon real practical experience during the Partnership Building Activity.

Aims & Objectives
– To create an opportunity to find good and reliable partners to make youth exchanges with
– To understand what is needed to plan a youth exchange of good quality
– To create a solid network 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
The partner building activity is open for voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with young people, able to make decision in the name of their structure/group and plan to organise a youth exchange within the frame of the Erasmus+ – Youth in Action Programme.

Max 50 participants from Geographical Europe (Programme countries + Western Balkans + Eastern Europe and Caucasus and Russian Federation).

Priority will be given to participants from organisations or groups working on social inclusion of young people.

Participants should be at least 18+ years old.

Be aware that this Partner Building Activity will be in English. The team can give extra language support in French, Portuguese, and Dutch when necessary.

Participants are expected to be part of the full duration of the Partnership Building Activity. All board and lodging is foreseen from Tuesday 25th of September dinner time, till after breakfast on Sunday 30th of September 2016.

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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.

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 because travel cost for the participants from Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU are taken in charge by the organizers.

Application

 

Organizer:

Bureau International Jeunesse – National Agency

Co-organizer:

Agencia Nacional para a Gestao do Programa Erasmus + Juventude em Acçao – National Agency

Phone: +3225483881

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Make the Move Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

Thierry Dufour

E-Mail: thierry.dufour@cfwb.be

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

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Training Course: Social entrepreneurship for change

Dates: 21-29 July 2018

Venue: Leipzig, Germany

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

Application deadline: 30th March 2018

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

General Description

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

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

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

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

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

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Costs

 

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

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

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

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organizer:

Lucky Punch Jugendhilfe gGmbH – NGO

Phone: +4917670928282

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Social Entrepreneurship for Change.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Civil Courage against Discrimination – CCaD

Dates: 15-22 April 2018

Venue: Rome, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Romania

Application deadline: 29th March 2018

The general aim of the CCaD training course is to promote in our societies a positive approach and attitude towards the inclusion of young migrant women, and to equip youth workers with new competences and methods, such as civil courage approaches.

General Description

The general aim of the CCaD training course is to promote in our societies a positive approach and attitude towards the inclusion of young migrant women.

Through its implementation, we would like to achieve the following specific objectives:

• To favour the inclusion of young migrant women over 18 in our societies overcoming stereotypes and prejudices
• Equipping youth workers with instruments and competences to favour the inclusion of young migrant women
• To develop civil courage skills to contrast discrimination practices at local level
• To exchange good practices on the inclusion of young migrant women, creating local networks to support it.

The project CCaD will contribute to the awareness raising of participants and their organisations to sensitive issues related to young migrant women across Europe.

Through the training course we will equip youth workers with competences and new methods, such as civil courage approaches, to be used in their work and local environment for contrasting discrimination against young migrant women and to favour their inclusion.

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Costs

 

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

• It is important to participate in the training course from the beginning till the end. No late arrivals and early departures.
• There is a contribution fee of 60,00€ for each participant that will be deducted from the travel costs. Let me know, if the fee might be a problem for you.

• The organizer will arrange board and lodging, content of the training course, materials.
• The organizer will reimburse travel costs to participants after they complete the course and upon receiving their boarding passes.

The reimbursement will follow Erasmus+ lump sum rules: 275,00€ for participants from Austria, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey and 360,00€ for participants from Estonia.

Application

 

Organizer:

AFSAI – Associazione per la Formazione, gli Scambi e le Attività Interculturali – NGO

Phone: +39 06 5370332

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Civil Courage against Discrimination.pdf

Contact for questions:

Luisa Pagano

E-Mail: l.pagano@afsai.it