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Training Course: EUth Work

Dates: 1 – 8 April 2018

Venue: Cascais, Portugal, The European Youth Capital

Eligible are 2 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 30 participants coming from: Portugal, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th February 2018

Since the ’90s, youth work has grown rapidly, but although it is nowadays widely recognized as a valid mean to support the development and participation of young people, there isn’t across Europe a shared knowledge of its features, a common framework in terms of recognition neither a clear strategy for the development of the competences of the human resources involved in the sector.


Questions like “Who is the youth worker? How to become a youth worker?” and “What’s his/her role in Europe?” are still hard to be answered.

This it not only due the broad spectrum of the sector and the multi-dimension of the approaches, but also because scarce are the opportunities for youth workers to debate over such questions in a in-depth and structured way among peers.

The project was conceived having in mind these considerations and was drafted out with the aim to reflect, assess and promote youth work across Europe.

The organizations involved in this project are aware of the great impact youth work has in the main burning issues of Europe – such as employment, social cohesion and civic participation – but they are also aware that such impact could be greater and more effective if there would be more space for debate, share and cooperate between youth workers at European level.

The Seminar wants to represent such space; a space to:

– Broaden the understanding of youth work’s practices, policies and systems;
– Increase youth workers’ and Youth leaders motivation and satisfaction and contribute to their professional development;
– Disseminate good practices to strengthen the cooperation between organizations and increase their capacity to operate at EU

Expected Commitment and Working Methodology

This Seminar will be based in active and collaborative methodologies. Participants will be asked to research and bring information about

1) how is youth work organised and recognised in their countries

2) Good practices in the field of Youth Work.

The participants themselves, during the program, will share this information. Moreover the participants will, together, build a dissemination video and a booklet with the information gathered.

The activity will take place in Fundação O Século, at S. Joao de Estoril, at 5 minutes distance from the train station connecting Cascais to Lisbon.

This space has already hosted previous Rota Jovem’s projects, thus, the mutual trust between the two entities will definitely be an asset able to guarantee a smooth implementation of the project.

Fundação O Século has lodging facilities, large open-air spaces, a fully equipped seminar room and a canteen able to meet all the participants’ need.

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

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus + program, within following limits:

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 50 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).




YiA 18, in partnership with ROTA – JOVEM, NGO


Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 6937185827

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket: 18+ years old

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Training Course: Practice Peace

Dates: 3-8 February 2018

Venue: Subotica (Tavankut), Serbia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Germany, Poland

Application deadline: 31st December 2017

What is discrimination and how can it be effectively countered? That is the guiding question of training which will be explored through the methods from the Theatre of the Oppressed.


Conflict is a natural, normal and neutral occurrence but how to deal with that which is normal and neutral is a major challenge.

Depressed economies , unemployment among young people , diversity , multiculturalism and migration creates dislocations and conflict but a clear understanding of how to analyze these conflicts is what is lacking which makes a lot of people to either resort to blame game or wrong approaches to conflict which in turn escalates the conflict.

It is possible for people to take the right approaches in dealing with conflict provided they understand the root causes of the conflict. If you find yourself in a diverse team who are constantly in mortal disagreements and everyone pulling in different directions or a relationship that suddenly turns sour or a stable community which suddenly go up in arms against each other, then there is need for conflict analysis skills.

A superficial assessment of the situation based on what can be seen or associated emotional feeling will confuse and derail right approaches to transforming the situation but a clear understanding of Conflict Analysis Skill will help in delving to the epi-centre of the problem which will bring about right approaches and lead to stable and harmonious working relationships.

What is discrimination and how can it be effectively countered? That is the guiding question of the two-stage training course Practice Peace. It offers an opportunity for youth workers, activists and multipliers to:

Deepen an understanding of conflict resolution, discrimination and peace;
Acquire educational tools how to work on and counter discrimination;
Network and develop own ideas with participants from six different countries.

The first stage of this training already took part in November 2017 in Krzyzowa, Poland and it consisted of a simulation game. The participants immersed themselves in a scenario from the Northern Ireland Conflict and took the role of real-life figures.

They acquired an understanding of social, religious and political discrimination and worked on developing strategies how to counter discrimination effectively.

In this second stage of the training, participants will get to know practical anti-discrimination methods from the Theater of the Oppressed and learn how to apply them in their individual work context.

Participation in the second stage of this training is possible without having taken part in the first stage of the training.

However, 18 participants from the first training have already been selected to take part in the second training and therefore, we can offer it to 5 new participants to join this training (2 from Germany, 3 from Poland).

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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 by the coordinator.

Travel Costs to Subotica Serbia, will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus+ provision. These are per person per activity:

– Armenia 360€
– Germany 275€
– KOSOVO* 180€
– Poland 275€
– Serbia 180€
– Turkey 275€

The participation fee covers project’s activities and includes full-board accommodation, the program and excursions. It is based on a sliding scale (reduced / normal / solidary fee), i.e. participants pay according to their financial means:

– Armenia 25 / 20 €
– Germany 120 / 100 €
– KOSOVO* 25 / 20 €
– Poland 50 / 40 €
– Serbia 30 / 25 €
– Turkey 30 / 25 €

Paying the solidary fee allows participants with less financial means to join the training, too.




Kreisau-Initiative e.V. – NGO

Phone: +49 30 53 83 63 63

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Practice Peace vol2.pdf

Contact for questions:

Iva Bubalo

E-Mail: bubalo@kreisau.de

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Training Course. Making Movies Matter. United Kingdom

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Training Course: Making Movies Matter

Dates: 1-11 February 2018

Venue: Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Estonia, FYROM, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 14th December 2017

Main aim of this project is to equip youth workers with competencies necessary for using movie-making as a methodology.


The TC “Training Course – Making Movies Matter” aims to equip youth workers with competencies necessary for using movie-making as a methodology in bringing the common fundamental values of our society closer to hard to reach young people and young people not involved in civic and non-formal education.

Based on our previous experiences, we believe that movies can make a difference when working with those youth, and we want to help more organizations and youth workers to be effective at it.

Films are by default thought to be more appealing to young people compared to other media and organizations use them for introducing young people with ideas, concepts and values that do not appear exciting to most of them.

However, youth workers often lack the skills needed to produce films that will look genuine and will attract and keep the attention of young people – especially ones that are generally not involved in non-formal education, and thus more difficult to reach.

Thus, such films often reach only a limited number of young people who are already involved, and who can be also impacted using other methods.

We are sure that youth workers or even educated youth are able to change the situation. We want to act and bring positive changes in our societies taking a special focus on media.

We intend to bring everyone messages for gender equity and equality through digital images. We intend to invite youth workers and educators to use these tools in their future work.

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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.) within the budget will be covered by the organiser.

Max travel cost reimbursement:
● Italy: 275 EUR per participant
● FYROM:360 EUR per participant

● France: 275 EUR per participant
● Estonia: 275 EUR per participant
● Greece: 360 EUR per participant
● Slovakia: 275 EUR per participant
● Portugal: 275 EUR per participant
● UK: 180 EUR per participant
Further information in attached Info-pack

There is no participation fee.




Opportunity Global – NGO

Phone: +44 7759018885

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Making Movies Matter.pdf

Contact for questions:

Barbare Tabidze

E-Mail: tc@opportunityuk.org

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Training Course: In Land We Trust. Youth employability educational course

Dates: 1-9 December 2017

Venue: Gyulagarak, Armenia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Armenia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Jordan, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Ukraine

Application deadline: 14th November 2017

7-day training course on youth employability focusing on mostly youth from disadvantaged areas like rural communities.


European Ways NGO (Germany) and Youth and Community Action Club NGO (Armenia) together with its partners initiates “In Land We Trust” training course which addresses the Long-term unemployment in rural areas which is one of the main concerns of policymakers.

Apart from its financial and social effects on personal life, it negatively affects social cohesion and, ultimately, may hinder economic growth. Clearly, the lack of availability of jobs in Europe is part of the problem, but it is far from the whole story.

Stepping into the labor market young people are discouraged by the high rate of competition, and they are disadvantaged by their lack of proven working experience. Yet, despite this availability of labor, employers are dissatisfied with applicants’ skills, and often the vacancies stay open as employers cannot find the needed profile.

So why is it that young people are not getting the skills that employers need? One reason is the failure of employers, education providers and young people to understand one another needs.

Through the activities we will follow the Kolb cycle, i.e. experiencing – observing and reflecting – giving theoretical background – linking with reality and develop participants’ skills, attitudes, and knowledge in different areas, connected to the rural development.

The workshops will be tailored to meet participants’ learning needs and will combine theoretical input with interactive exercises and tools for youth empowerment.

“In land we trust” is designed and structured in a way that gives participants the freedom to express themselves, to share their experience and skills, to learn as much as possible in terms of the main topics and to acquire new skills beneficial for their youth work.

The whole project is mainly practice oriented and is a platform for generating and developing new ideas for rural development. On the one hand, the course workshops will equip participants with some practical skills, for example, the workshop on best practices and failures.

“In land we trust” will be based on non-formal education methodology and techniques. To our main methods belong: open space, experiential learning, practical workshops, working in small groups and in plenary, open discussions, debates, simulations, role plays, etc.

Particular attention will be paid to such elements as interaction, cooperation rather than competition, holistic approach, intercultural learning, using participants’ experiences and taking in account the group dynamics and group needs.

– To find out the possible solutions of unemployment problem at personal, organisational and community levels by monitoring the real situations in different countries
– To improve abilities of youth workers, activists and young people from rural areas to increase their chances to get employed or make their own projects
– To give the tools and techniques on how to reach a low unemployment rates in rural areas
– To challenge young people to face unemployment reasons and related problems for understanding the lack of knowledge or experience and start to develop them

– To empower young people with the means of non-formal education
– To identify the real needs of youth workers working with rural youth and to assess their capacities.
– To understand the real needs of the rural job market and to discover the way to meet those needs
– To motivate youth workers to take part in social changes aiming at increasing youth employability by exploring their leadership potential
– To create new projects designed to lower the unemployment rates and keep youth to develop their rural homeland.
– To write a handbook with best practices and failures about rural developments.

The training is open for youth workers and youth leaders. There is no age limit, but we expect to have a group of 18-30y.o.

The training will take place in Gyulagarak, Armenia on December 1-9th (travel days included)

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

Accommodation and food are covered 100% for all the participants.

As for the travel costs, they will be reimbursed according to the distance calculator:

– 20€ per participant from Armenia
– 275€ per participant from Greece, Jordan, Slovakia, Russian Federation, and Ukraine
– 360€ per participant from Germany, Hungary, and Poland

Please also check out the info pack for the information about this.

Participants have to cover only their health insurance.



Youth and Community Action Club – NGO


European Ways E.v – NGO

Phone: +37493988133

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack In Land We Trust.pdf

Contact for questions:

Karen Ayvazyan

E-Mail: erasmuswithycac@gmail.com

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.


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.

„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.

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.

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.

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

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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



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)

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Training Course: The Rainbow Spectactor

Dates: 14-22 November 2017

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 10th October 2017

Based in the inspirational force of Theatre of the Oppressed and focused in the LGBTIQ worlwide movement, this training will take a look at the quality and innovativeness of international projects from the inclusive practical perspective.


The inspirational force of the Theatre of the Oppressed, August Boal, has termed the new type of spectator that comes out of the Forum process a “spect-actor”, a new type of audience who is not passive but participates actively in the process by going on the stage.

“Rainbow” is related to the rainbow flag, an identification of the LGBTIQ movement worldwide. The scope of the colours is telling of the scope of sexuality and sexual preference, and how as a flag, it has been come a symbol of acceptance and social cohesion.

In the Theatre of the Oppressed, the audience becomes active, such that as “spect-actors” they explore, show, analyse and transform the reality in which they are living. Through Theatre of the Oppressed we can liberate and better understand ourselves, our communities and our world.

The Aim of this training is to raise awareness of 27 youth workers from 12 countries about social inclusion, develop variety of non-formal skills, knowledge and attitudes regarding theoretical and practical frames for inclusion, and wider implementation in practical youth work.

The learning objectives of the training course are the following:

• Gaining more knowledge and developing new skills regarding discrimination, prejudice, stereotypes recognition
• Empathizing with the position of the oppressed, and her/his personal, social and professional development during different youth work activities;
• Promoting an anti-discrimination, inclusive speech and approach on every level, particularly on the basis of sensitive social groups identity, as the only acceptable method of communication and of resolving conflict;
• Developing skills on creating stories, theatre plays, workshops, and informational campaign for promoting tolerance, politically sensitive and non hate speech and action;
• Encouraging young people’s active participation in society, and especially to empower youth to take an active role in their communities in fighting discrimination;
• Gaining knowledge and developing new skills on Youthpass as a recognition tool for non-formal learning;
• To raise awareness of the key competences and develop different methods that can be used in practice within sensitive group activities;

Which kind of learning activities are you going to find in this training?:

– Group dynamics, confidence games, groupal games.
– Stereotypes: what are them? Should we embrace or condemn them?
– Discrimination and Prejuice: Visual Workshop

– Opression: Practical presentation.
– Theatre of the Oppressed: Techniques and methodology
– Using theatre as a tool.
– Workshop design
– Video tools production
– Learn more about the Erasmus+ Programme and the possibilities that it offers.
– Youth pass certificate.

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

Being selected for the project, food and accommodation will be covered for the entire project 100%.

Travel costs will be reimbursed 100% within the maximum amount covered by Cypriot National Agency, namely up to

360 € to participants from Denmark. Up

275 € to participants from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Italia, FYROM, Greece, Slovenia, Serbia, Turkey

No fee is requested.




Rooftop Theatre Ltd. – NGO

Phone: +35796850457

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Javier Esteban

E-Mail: juventa.sl@gmail.com

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Training Course: EVS Mentor Seminar/Formation Tuteurs

Dates: 21-24 November 2017

Venue: Sommières (Gard), France

Eligible are 18 youth participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 2nd October 2017

Attention: French speaking seminar on EVS mentoring!

French language speaking training course on EVS mentoring (sending, hosting and/or coordinating). This TC is designed for mentors or other staff of EVS hosting, sending or coordinating accredited organisations, or in the process of accreditation.

General Description

Training session for EVS mentors / Formation de tuteurs/tutrices impliqué-e-s dans des projets de « Service Volontaire Européen »

Mentoring is a key element of success of EVS projects. For this reason, we decided to organise a training course adapted to the reality and needs of mentors and tutors. The aim is to increase the quality of sending and hosting EVS projects.

Training “The major functions of tutoring in international mobility”
– Learn to better understand the role of the mentor (who is the mentor? What has to be done and how?)
– Learn about Erasmus + and especially about EVS
– Get answers to technical / practical issues
– Exchange experiences, questions
– Develop Tools and methods for his/her role as mentor
– Get to know the different projects
– Build a local dynamic partnership around EVS

The training will include working in workshops on preparing for sending, on support to facilitate the integration and the monitoring of volunteers in the hosting project, on conflict management, and various practical aspects related to mentoring.

At the endings of this post you will find the detailed programme of the course.


Le tutorat est un élément clé pour la réussite des projets de « Service Volontaire Européen » (SVE). Pour cette raison, l’agence Erasmus+ Jeunesse a décidé de mettre en place une formation adaptée à la réalité et aux besoins des mentors et des tuteurs/tutrices. L’objectif est d’améliorer la qualité de l’envoi et l’accueil dans le cadre des projets SVE.

Formation « Les grandes fonctions de tutorat dans le cadre de la mobilité internationale »
– Mieux comprendre le rôle du tuteur (qui est le tuteur ? Ce qui doit être fait et comment ?)
– Découvrir Erasmus + et surtout le « Service Volontaire Européen »
– Aborder une série de questions pratiques /techniques

– Echanger expériences et pratiques
– Développer des outils et méthodes dans son rôle de mentor ou tuteur
– Connaître les différents projets
– Construire un partenariat local dynamique autour du projet SVE

La formation prévoit des ateliers concernant la préparation à l’envoi, comment faciliter l’intégration et le suivi des volontaires dans le cadre de son projet d’accueil, la gestion de conflit ainsi que d’autres aspects pratiques liés au tutorat. Vous trouverez ci-joint le programme détaillé de la session

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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 by the host NA and the sending 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.

The host NA will communicate all practical details to the selected participants.

Ce projet est financé par le programme Erasmus+ Jeunesse.

L’Agence Nationale couvrira les frais de formation, d’hébergement et de transport. D’autres frais liés à la participation a cette formation seront couverts par les AN impliquées dans ce projet – sauf d’éventuels frais de participation qui varient d’un appel à l’autre et d’un pays à l’autre.

Veuillez contacter votre AN afin d’en savoir plus sur les détails financiers, et comment organiser la réservation de vos billets et le remboursement de vos frais de voyage.

L’Agence communiquera les modalités pratiques aux participants sélectionnés.




Agence Française Erasmus + Jeunesse & Sport – National Agency

Phone: 0170989354

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Formation Tuteurs, France.pdf

Contact for questions:

Flavia Giovanelli-Marie

E-Mail: flavia.giovanelli@service-civique.gouv.fr

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.