Tag Archives: Social change


Training Course: Tackling Racism and Radicalization

Dates: 11-15 November 2018

Venue: Bristol, United Kingdom

Eligible are 15 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other Countries in the World

Application deadline: 27th October 2018

This Training will bring together professionals, youth workers and organisations invested in tackling racism/radicalization. Through a series of lectures, activities, and events the participants will become better agents of social change.

General Description

This Training Course aims to empower participants to become active in the fight against Racism & Radicalization. By the end of the course, the participants will not only have fostered greater tolerance but have become better agents to enact social change.

Participants will leave with stronger relationships with other European organisations creating the potential for future projects.

1) Develop participants competence to speak publicly on issues regarding racism and radicalization
2) To provide participants with the skills and tools needed to tackle racism and radicalization.
3) To create international cooperation between professionals from numerous counties
4) To share best practice in order to heighten the quality of anti-racism and anti-radicalization initiatives.

Full information on the training can be found in the training pack.

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This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth.

Participation fee


What does the Participation fee cover?

– The full training course

– All materials during the course

– Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner during the course

– Tea breaks during the activities

– Social Activities

– A day trip in Bristol

– Transportation to and from Bristol Airport

– Visa Invitation letter

Travel reimbursement




The Sociological Mail – Youth NGO

Phone: +777078128

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

S Knight

E-Mail: shanekaknight95@outlook.com

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Forum The Value Fair 2018: How non formal education can contribute to a better living together

Dates: 14-18 December 2018

Venue: Cascais (European Youth Capital 2018), Portugal

Eligible are 120 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 30th September 2018

The Value Fair supports actors in the youth field to share, understand and identify the Values on which we base our youth work and how it can contribute to a better living together.

General Description

In our societies, we are facing mistrust among citizens, resulting in discrimination and rejection of “the others”. This harms our living together.

This first edition of Value Fair aims to support actors of youth field in sharing, understanding and identifying the social changes our Non-Formal Education (NFE) work intends to reach.

It focuses on how the values dignity, respect, empathy, solidary and integrity are approached, translated, promoted and transmitted through Non Formal Education.

The Value Fair will not focus on ‘tools’ and ‘methods’, but will have focus on the “why” and “what for” of our work.

• To give values a central place in our agenda and daily life;
• To understand the positive supportive role of Non-Formal Education (NFE) in the current reality marked by growing rejection phenomena and hate behaviors;
• To question and reflect how Non-Formal Education (NFE) can increase tolerance and a better living together;
• To highlight the current challenges related to refugees / migration and inclusion;
• To exchange understandings and practices of values;
• To explore how to maximize the impact of Non-Formal Education (NFE) on individual/organizational/community level
• To stimulate concrete networking in order to create qualitative future international projects, also within the Erasmus+ / Youth Programme

Principles & Focus
• Visibility of Non-Formal Education (NFE): strong involvement of local, regional and national media in order to increase the visibility of the event.
• Local impact and involvement: several events during the Value Fair are open to/involve the local community, this to enhance mutual learning (based upon the current good practice in the rural villages Vila da Marmeleira and Arrouquelas) and to enlarge the impact as such.

Profile of participants to be selected: have concrete practical experience with NFE and a genuine interest for networking.

Participants should be at least 18 years old and be able to work and communicate in English.
This event will take place in the city Cascais and combined with the European Youth Capital 2018.

Considered ‘the’ place in Portugal where contrasts meet so clearly: ‘(very) rich and (very) poor’, ‘past and future’, ‘history and dreams’, ‘tourism and immigration’, different local stakeholders of Cascais are involved in the organisation of this Value Fair.

For this event, we have an international team of experienced trainers/facilitators and representatives from National Agencies of Erasmus+.

We have chosen 2 examples of good practices in rural areas, based upon their experience in the field. The association H2O from Arrouquelas has proven over the past 20 years to be a high qualitative and active promoter of the Youth in Action Programme, and this in several aspects (Youth Exchanges, European Voluntary Service, Mobility of Youth Workers), while ‘The Rural Centre of Non Formal Education’ in Vila da Marmeleira that started in 2013, has gained international recognition and awards throughout their insistent use of Non-Formal Education (NFE) for community building, using Erasmus+ as one of their major tools.

Local involvement and impact has been a priority in each of their actions. They have transformed NFE in a local stimulator for inclusion and employability.

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This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details, 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 Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth NA for further information about the financial details.



Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth


Belgium – FR and Spanish National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)

Greek, Finish and Italian National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)

Dutch and Norwegian National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)

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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Training Course: Bringing Intercultural Competence in Building Communities

Dates: 13-21 October 2018

Venue: Yerevan, Armenia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Italy, Ukraine

Application deadline: 9th September 2018

International training course “Bringing Intercultural Competence in Building Communities” which will take place in Yerevan, Armenia from 13-21 October 2018.

General Description

International training course “Bringing Intercultural Competence in Building Communities” which will take place in Yerevan, Armenia from 13-21 October 2018.

The project will bring together 27 youth workers and youth leaders from 6 countries (Italy, France, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Georgia and Armenia).

The main aim of this TC is to support, empower and develop the competences of youth workers so that they can act on their local youth communities 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.

The main objectives are:
– To reflect on the current European and National realities concerning the flux of migrants and refugees and their inclusion;
– To learn and develop knowledge, competences and tools to work on diversity, intercultural learning and intercultural dialogue;
– To create awareness about the significant influence of culture on persons’ behavior and identity;
– To 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;
– To explore the potential of young people as actors of inclusion and change on a local level, by developing tools, activities and sustainable strategies;
– To share good practices related to youth work, inclusion and active
– To develop an informal network of youth workers and youth leaders tackling the refugee crisis and promoting follow up projects and initiatives.

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This training course is funded through the Erasmus+ program, therefore accommodation, food, materials, the program and the travel costs up to the maximum allowed amount will be fully reimbursed, as it follows:

– Italy 360 eur
– France 530 eur
– Czech Republic 360 eur
– Armenia 20 eur
– Georgia 180 eur
– Ukraine 275 eur

Each participants’ contribution is 30€ per person to be paid upon arrival.


Youth Cooperation Center of DIlijan – NGO



Phone: +393500601933

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mack D.

E-Mail: bicbicerasmus@gmail.com

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Training Course; YES! to Dialogue

Dates: 26 October – 3 November 2018

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Armenia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 30th September 2018

Erasmus+ training course for youth workers and youth leaders on the topic of antidiscrimination and inclusion for people with migrants/refugee background
Growing number of refugees and migrants in Europe has brought a significant change to our societies and posed entirely new challenges to NGO activists working with youth.

General Description

While designing any kind of activity for youngsters, we need to take into consideration the cultural background of our beneficiaries and create a space where diversity is appreciated and where it is safe for participants to express themselves.

At the same time we need to be aware that working with culturally diverse groups can and often does have a big potential for conflicts coming from lack of understanding and if not addressed can also generate tensions leading to radicalization of attitudes.

The proposed training course is a continuation of the “No to Discrimination” Erasmus+ project that have been coordinated by CAYNEX (Georgia) and Migrants & Minorities Network (Germany) and implemented in Georgia in November 2017.

During this training we focused on identifying mechanisms of exclusion, discussed issues related to (cultural) identity and explored the theories behind stereotype creation. This time we would like to propose a training that is more focused on finding solutions rather than identifying challenges.

Therefore, this project is to gather provide its participants with theories and practice of organizing non-formal educational activities in culturally diverse groups. We will focus on discovering how to plan activities that are based on appreciating differences, how to encourage participants to express themselves freely, how to monitor the learning process and its outcomes, and finally, how to address conflicts stemming from cultural differences.

– To provide participants with theories, practical tools and methods on organizing non-formal educational activities to be implemented in groups with diverse cultural background
– To explore crucial elements that need to be taken into consideration, such as planning, learning progress monitoring, evaluation, risk assessment and conflict prevention/transformation
– To discover the concept of intercultural dialogue and theories behind it, finding connections between them and the everyday practice of youth work
– To create a network of like-minded organizations and individuals ready to cooperate on future activities aiming at promoting cultural diversity

Participants Profile
– Youth workers and youth leaders actively working for an NGO that aims for promoting intercultural dialogue/works with youth of migrant background
– Motivated to increase their understanding of intercultural dialogue and learn new methods for promoting diversity
– Ready to plan and implement concrete follow-up projects on a local level
– Eager to share their experience and knowledge on working with youth with diverse cultural background
– Interested in setting further co-operation with similar organizations from other European countries
Being able to communicate in English fluently
– Residents of Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine or Moldova

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The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme. All the costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the project.

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to the following amount per person:

Georgia: 0 EUR
Armenia: 150 EUR
Ukraine: 245 EUR
Moldova: 245 EUR

Greece: 245 EUR
Germany: 330 EUR
Italy: 330 EUR
Spain: 790 EUR

Note that the amount is 30 EUR lower than the Erasmus+ travel grant per person. We dedicate this 30 EUR per person to organize transport from Tbilisi to Bakuriani (the project venue) and back.

This project has no participation fee



Caucasus Youth Nexus – NGO


Migrants & Minorities Network – NGO

Phone: +995 555 66 48 14

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kasia Kowalska

E-Mail: katarzyna.m.kowalska@gmail.com


Training Course Equality: NOT optional

Dates: 16-24 September 2018

Venue: Sępólno Krajeńskie and Toruń, Poland

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Spain

Application deadline: 30th August 2018

With this training course we wish to remind youth workers that in order to be effective, fair, inclusive and contribute to creation of society with greater equality, gender dimension has to be taken into account during any youth work activity.

General Description

ATTENTION! This will bring together 26 youth workers, educators from Latvia, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Estonia, Italy, Croatia and Poland. With this call we are only looking for additional participants from Poland(3), Latvia(3), Hungary(3), Italy(3), Estonia(3) and Spain(1).

Youth workers need to realize that gender inequality is not something far away from their reality, but male-dominated, patriarchal and hetero-normative principles consciously or unconsciously influence all of us and young people in particular in their identity-making process.

Young people often find it difficult to fit in traditional gender perceptions and roles and neither of the genders benefits from this robust system. Youth workers should play more active role to support young people to deal with these challenges. That’s why the objectives of this TC have been defined as follow:

-Developing awareness and understanding about various concepts related to gender and how it connects to promoting common values in Europe and daily youth work reality.
-Understanding the mechanisms of discrimination and violence and how it affects individuals and society – with special focus on gender and how it affects young people.
-Sharing realities when it comes to respect for diversity and inclusion in the represented countries and regions paying special attention to aspects of gender equality and violence against women.

-Exploring role of youth workers and power of NFL to promote positive social change and developing skills of applying NFL tools to fight against violence and discrimination based on gender.
-Planning and implementing concrete follow-up activities to promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion at local level.

The link to the on-line Application Form (as well as everything you should know about this TC) you can find in the Infopack that is attached to this call.

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

Accommodation and food is fully covered.

Travel costs will be cover up to following budget (max/person):
Spain: 360 €
Estonia, Italy, Latvia and Hungary: 275 €
Poland: 0 €

NO participation fee.




Stowarzyszenie “Dorośli – Dzieciom” – NGO

Phone: +48 600062665

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Equality.pdf

Contact for questions:

Daniel Wargin

E-Mail: daniello13@wp.pl

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Training Course Alive Peace: Exploring a Culture of Peace Through Personal Change and Wellbeing

Dates: 7-14 October 2018

Venue: Switzerland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Finland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 3rd August 2018

Many young changemakers are working towards social change and a culture of peace, but often experience high stress and burnout. We want to explore how we can reach a culture of peace which includes personal change and wellbeing through non-formal methods.

General Description

One of the main problems with traditional peace-building is the lack of holistic approach and many global peace initiatives are overly focused on the political levels of peace and conflict without considering the personal and interpersonal dimensions, where the patterns of violence also exist.

However peace is not only about responding to international conflicts, it is also about how we relate to ourselves and those around us. By learning and exploring holistic approaches to peace, young people can become more effective peacebuilders within their communities and work.

Therefore, the project aims to encourage participants to explore creative ways of developing a holistic culture of peace. New skills, behaviors and attitudes will be developed amongst participants (such as non-violent communication, personal development, well-being techniques). As a result the impact of their local work will ideally become more effective and they will be empowered in their role as educators, multipliers and changemakers.

Profile of Participants:
– Active or interested in the fields of peace and conflict / youth work / social change
– Involved in a relevant local or international project/organisation
– Availability to take part in the whole duration of the project
– Good level of English
– Aged 18–35

– to increase the effectiveness of youth workers, change-makers, peace-builders in their work and communities
– to enhance participants’ understanding of peace education through a holistic and experiential approach
– to explore the connection between personal wellbeing and social change through self-reflection, coaching and experiential activities.

– to explore existing systemic structures and obstacles for peace in order to respond with creative and innovative solutions;
– to establish a sustainable cooperation between participants to implement common activities aiming to build infrastructures of peace within their communities;
– to encourage participants to transfer their peace-building skills to the people with whom they work, and thus act as multipliers of peaceful values.

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This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

1. Travel costs are fully reimbursed (up to a maximum of 400 CHF, and 50 CHF for Swiss participants)

2. Accommodation and food are provided by the organisers

3. Participation fee – 100 CHF
(which will be deducted from the travel reimbursements so that participants do not have to pay upfront)

This project is financed by Movetia and the Swiss Confederation



Alive Peace – NGO

Phone: +47769537118

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tissione Parmar

E-Mail: tish@alivepeace.org

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Training Course: YOU(th), ME(dia), trUSt

Dates: 22-30 September 2018

Venue: Moldova

Eligible are 45 participants coming from: Armenia, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Estonia, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 2nd August 2018

The aim of this project is to make young people aware of different kinds of media manipulation. When young people become aware of media manipulation the changes that they recognize the manipulation will be bigger.

General Description

Media and Internet – has a profound influence on our views on ourselves and the world around us. While media offers us many opportunities to learn and be entertained, some media is linked to negative influence on emotional wellbeing.

The aim of this project is to make young people aware of different kinds of media manipulation. When young people become aware of media manipulation the changes that they recognize the manipulation will be bigger.

The objectives of the project are:
– To develop skills of analyzing articles from mass-media
– To raise awareness among young people, about the necessity of checking the validity of sources and information
– To increase the confidence of young people to talk loud about their ideas
– To raise confidence to create own blog/vlog/media portal
– To raise the level of tolerance and appreciation for diversity in all its forms: culture, opinions, life choices.

The project will follow the non – formal educational approach, the methods will provide active participation of young people, youth leaders and inspire them through creative activities. It will provide them theoretical and practical inputs and activities.

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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.

1.The maximum rates are:
Belgium – 275 euro
Armenia – 275 euro
Romania – 275 euro
Russian Federation – 275 euro

Estonia – 275 euro
Portugal – 530 euro
Spain – 530 euro
Ukraine – 275 euro
Moldova – 0 euro

Maximum amount for the international travel is based on the maxim distance for the countries, actual reimbursement will be based on the distance calculator.

2. Accommodation and food will be provided during project dates.

3. there is no participation fee






ADVIT Moldova – NGO

Phone: +32468141162

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: codec.europe@gmail.com