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Training Course: The Mirror that Leads to Employability (Mi.L.E)

Dates: 3-12 July 2018

Venue: Edessa, Greece

Eligible are 37 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 15th April 2018

This training course aims to equip youth workers & youth leaders with the appropriate skills and knowledge to strengthen and promote the employability of their members and volunteers, making the most of the work accomplished by them in the field of youth.

General Description

Surveys on European level on the field of youth work have demonstrated that there is a great and positive correlation between youth work and employability. At the same time, the surveys showed a significant weakness in youth organizations to utilize this correlation for the benefit of young people in their target-group.

The training course “The Mirror that Leads to Employability” (Mi.LE) was designed to meet just this need, in order to sensitize and especially train youth workers from various European organizations on how to strengthen and promote the employability of their members and volunteers.

Thus, the objectives of this training course are the following:

• To raise awareness on the participants about the important role that youth organizations can have in enhancing the employability of young people that are associated with them.

• To familiarize the trainees with ways and methods to create a “self-reflection culture” within their organisations, which will help young people at all times to be aware of the competences, skills and qualifications they have acquired.

• To train the participants on issuing certificates of employment for the staff and volunteers in their organizations, whereby the individual qualifications of youth workers will be clearly shown and with refer to the working positions they look for.

• To train the participants on how to conduct coaching, mentoring, counseling for employability issues to the young people associated with their organization and on how to outline (in their CVs, their cover letters and interviews with employers) the individual soft skills and specific qualifications held and acquired through youth work and engagement in youth work activities.

• To familiarize the trainees on how to utilize the tools “Youthpass”, “European Portfolio for Youth Leaders and Youth Workers”, “Europass CV”, “Europass Cover Letter” for self-reflection and promotion of individual qualifications with an aim to increase the employability of young people.

• To make the trainees recognize the importance and necessity that contacts and synergies of youth organizations with companies, employer associations and employment agencies could have, with an aim to enhance the chances of finding employment for the young people associated with their organisation.

• To raise awareness on participants about the importance of enhancing employability, not only for the obvious economic reason for creation of income, but also for the social importance of employability, which can enable social integration and cohesion amongst young people and especially among those with fewer opportunities.

Participants will engage in multiple workshops and activities that are going to take place with the use of non-formal learning methods.

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Costs

 

This project has been carried out with the support of the Erasmus+ Program.

100% of hosting costs (accommodation, food, etc.) will be covered by the hosting organization.

100% of travel costs will be refunded, as long as they don’t exceed the travel budget.

The travel budget per participant is 275 euros, except for participants

  • from Spain (360 euros),
  • from Bulgaria and from Greece (180 euros).

Application

 

Organizer:

Youthnet Hellas – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kostas

E-Mail: programs@youthnet.gr

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Conference: World Forum of International Associations and Organizations under the slogan “United for the Nation”

Dates: 29-31 July 2018

Venue: Hammamet, Tunisia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Kuwait, Mauritania, Southern Mediterranean countriesEastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 15th June 2018

The Tunisian Association for the Development of Technical and Scientific Capacities in cooperation with national associations and organizations organizes the World Forum of International Associations & Organizations under the slogan United for the Nation

General Description

Concept of the project:

The idea of ​​the project came as a result of the challenges and difficulties experienced by the world and our Arab countries in various vital areas due to weak political will in the previous period and thus reflected negatively on the effectiveness of the community structures at the level of intervention and efficiency in framing the youth and taking care of it and developing its talents, ideas and visions, while moving forward with effective organizations

The main objective :

Promote the status of civil society in all Arab countries on a sound basis
The forum includes several activities during its days:

1. Dialogue sessions between local, regional and international associations and organizations to unify efforts to promote the status of civil society and to conclude conventions and protocols that would provide good profitability.
2. Holding workshops in cooperation with partner organizations in this forum.
3. Establish an exhibition of the achievements of the organizations and their experiences in each country
4. Cultural evenings and entertainment programs
5. To come out with unified decisions and work on their application through the committees emanating from the conference in each country in order to ensure the proper functioning of the outputs of this forum.

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Costs

 

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

For the associations that will participate in the activities of this forum, they must transfer a sum of 180 Euros to the account of the organization which is coordinating this forum, this cost will cover Accommodation, Food and registration in the forum .

* This amount includes:
– Stay for 3 days at the hotel where the forum will be held, including lodging & accomodation.
– Costs of training courses to be held during the Forum.

* This amount does not include:
– Travel costs from the country of departure to the country of arrival.
– The costs of traveling from the airport to the venue.

Application

 

Organizer:

Association Tunisienne de Developpement Artistique et ScientifiqueFI

Co-organizers:

General Developpment Association – NGO

Mediterranean Academy of Business – NGO

Phone: 0021651753763

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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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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Conference: Include, Transform, Realise Transnational Forum

Dates: 5-9 May 2018

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 90 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 1st April 2018

It is aimed to reach out both disabled and non-disabled youth workers/leaders, trainers or facilitators in order to improve their capacities of working with young people with disabilities in local/national/international level in terms of Erasmus+ YiA Programme.

General Description

Participants from youth sector will gather in Istanbul for the transnational forum “Include, Transform, Realise”, to discuss how to increase active participation and inclusion of young people with disabilities in Erasmus+ YiA Programme.

The Erasmus+ Programme provides multiple opportunities for all, however young people with disabilities still have a limited access to these opportunities due to several physical and attitudinal barriers.

With the consecutive national and transnational activities planned, it has been aimed to reach out both disabled and non-disabled youth workers, youth leaders, trainers or facilitators in order to improve their capacities of working with young people with disabilities in local/national/international level in terms of Erasmus+ YiA Programme and encourage them to organize inclusive mixed ability group projects.

Specific objectives of the Forum:
-To promote equality, social inclusion and mixed ability youth work in Erasmus+ YiA Programme.

-To develop a better understanding of disability within youth work and create a disability-friendly concept of youth work.

-To focus on abilities rather than disabilities to improve the interaction between young people with and without disabilities.

-To identify and discuss common challenges and propose concrete actions, which would help to address those challenges

-To increase the number and the quality of the youth workers, leaders, trainers and facilitators in youth sector who have high awareness of disability and eager to involve young people with disabilities into youth projects by applying inclusive methodologies.

-To provide an opportunity for the NGOs to deepen the dialogue and advance cooperation and develop sustainable partnerships for the future mixed ability group projects within Erasmus+ YiA Programme.

Forum will consist of panels, workshops, best practices and partnership building activities, and inclusive and accessible non-formal education methodologies will be used.

Target group:
“Active”participants with no age limit (youth workers, youth leaders, youth NGO representatives, youth trainers or facilitators) who can contribute to the thematic focus of the Forum and who have experience or high motivation to work with young people with disabilities. Participants with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

The call is open for participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries who;
• can communicate in English (the activities will be held in English as the working language);
• can commit to actively take part in the Forum as well as in the preparation phase, for instance by sharing information on their activities in online spaces, contributing to the Forum design and getting acquainted with relevant background documents;
• can commit to share the experiences and learning gained during the Forum with other interested young people and/or stakeholders

Methodology: Inclusive non-formal education methods will be used based on learning by doing and exchanging of the previous experiences and best practices. Participants are expected to actively take part and contribute to the programme.

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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.

Note for sending NAs: This activity will be financed with 2017 TCA

Application

 

Organizer:

Turkish National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Forum’s Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Unit

E-Mail: tca@ua.gov.tr

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: Integration of Non-formal Education Methods for Refugees

Dates: 9-17 April 2018

Venue: Marmaris, Turkey

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th March 2018

The methodology of the training will be based on the non-formal education methods such role-plays, case studies and group work and there will be a space for participants’ to try out their own methods

General Description

Mainly of the refugee population is young people aged between 13-30 and when it is looked up the percentage of young population (aged 13-30), it is around 60% and in Turkey the counts get more and more to the 80% of all refugee population.

Most of those young people had to be educated to prevent their marginalization in future and included in the society. Towards those issues, with parallel to School Education, there should be opportunities for young refugees to participate within the education processes of the Youth Sector. Although, the youth workers are not competent enough to provide educational opportunities in EU and neighbouring countries such Turkey and FYROM.

With the project, we would like to carry out this project to address the problem of inclusion of refugees in non-formal education context in youth work and create synergies among the participating organizations to future cooperation for the inclusive education methods.

Thus, the project proposal aims to strengthen the competences of youth workers and youth leaders in finding proper approaches for fostering the inclusion of refugees and also marginalized young people with migration background.

More specifically the projects’ objectives are:
– To strengthen the understanding of inclusion and its challenges for young refugees and young people with migration background

– To create strategies on youth work context to
improve the quality of youth services which are developed for refugees and young people with migration background

– To explore the role of youth work in inclusion strategies on educational services

– To create and implement local activities on inclusion of young refugees and young people with migration background

– To strengthen ties between people and organisations engaged in the field of youth work

The project will be implemented between the dates 09.04.2018 – 17.04.2018 ( including
arrival and departure days ) with the participation of 10 countries and 28 participants and 4 trainers.

The methodology of the training will be based on the non-formal education methods such role-plays, case studies and group work and there will be a space for participants’ to try out their own methods.

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Costs

 

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

Expenses of transportation within project week, meals and accommodation will be covered by hosting organization, you are only responsible for your personal expenses

There is a different limit for travel reimbursement for each country according to distance calculator of European Commission.

Maximum grant per participant from:

  • Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Lithuania: 360 Euro
  • Poland, FYROM and Romania: 275 Euro
  • Greece 180 Euro
  • Turkey: 0 Euro

Application

 

Organizer:

Cirque et arts en liberté asbl – NGO

Co-organizer:

Tepebaşı Sosyal Yardımlaşma ve Dayanışma Vakfı – NGO

Phone: 0032495432942

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Marmaris.pdf

Contact for questions:

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EVS: Volunteerzurum

Dates: 2nd May – 29th June 2018 (2 months / short-term EVS)

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are 1 up to 2 volunteers coming from: Turkey

Application deadline: 16th April 2018

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Voluntary Service provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.

Description

The participant(s) will spend 2 months in Greece and will work as a volunteer in different actions related to the elaboration, design and execution of social inclusion projects and activities and in local, national or international campaigns of the hosting organization, for example in the line of work which is carried out as Youth sector and promotion of EU policies.

Furthermore, the volunteer will be allowed to integrate their own ideas and experience. We’ re completely open to new suggested projects from our international volunteers, knowing that their inputs can be really valuable.

Volunteerzurum EVS project, according to the framework of Erasmus+ EVS programme, will provide educational and artistic workshops, towards vulnerable social groups of Thessaloniki.

According to the plan of activities, we are going to run several educational initiatives, as intercultural dialogue and social awareness, languages workshops, basic competences workshops and several creative artistic workshops. Our group of volunteers, will offer their services, to the aforementioned social groups.

The beneficiaries of this project, will be young refugees residing into temporary hosting structures (daily refugee centre: ALKYONE), as well as homeless citizens of Thessaloniki, residing into municipal hosting structures.

The EVS volunteers, who will be recruited by YIA 18, are young adults who will not have completed the 30th year of their lives, at the starting date of the Volunteerzurum project. Eligible participants, shall be holders of Green passport! According to the project’s selection criteria, strong willingness and motivation of volunteers, will be highly appreciated.

The active involvement of volunteers, throughout the project’s duration is a prerequisite. Selected participant’s of the EVS project, will have completed their studies (vocational or tertiary educational structures) and will be interested to acquire basic skills & competences, which will be helpful for their professional life.

Social excluded youngsters, facing social marginalization due to financial or geographical obstacles, will have the chance to work into a multicultural environment, which will be beneficial to widen their perspectives & opportunities.

Additionally, we expect that Volunteerzurum project will be a good practice, which will be adopted and implemented by the project’s partners, after the end of the EVS project. This fact will ensure the additional value of this project.

Namely the selected participants coming from vulnerable groups, will be of the following social backgrounds: excluded youngsters, facing social marginalization due to financial or geographical obstacles, migrants, Roma, etc. We will focus upon certain volunteers, who have gained expertise into planning youth initiatives, with our project partners.

Although, the selection process is an open and transparent process for everyone, thus we will search for the ideal candidates, who will contribute with the project’s outcomes, attributing a supportive social structure to the city, for its vulnerable groups.

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Costs

 

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. 100% for travel cost (maximum amount see down).

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

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

Turkey: 270 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

  • Monthly allowance: 245 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with SITODED, Erzurum – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

Please send your resume (cv), at: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (17-30 years old), residents of Turkey, holders of Green passport

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Training Course SOHO: European Training Course for support people in Erasmus+ Youth in Action Volunteering Activities

Dates: 13-17 June 2018

Venue: Poland

Eligible are max 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 6th May 2018

SOHO aims at enhancing quality of Volunteering Activities through development of essential competences of support persons. It also provides up-to-date information on the new EU initiative European Solidarity Corps to support volunteering for young people.

General Description

The SOHO training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the Volunteering Activities (formerly called EVS) – e.g. mentors and task-related support persons – on the hosting, sending and coordinating side. The support people play a crucial role in providing conditions for a quality voluntary service and creating opportunities for volunteer’s learning in Volunteering Activities.

The overall aim of the SOHO training course is:
• To increase the quality of Volunteering Activities through development of competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of key actors involved in the support system around the volunteer in the Volunteering Activities projects developed within the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The specific objectives of the SOHO course are:
• To get a better understanding of the concept of Volunteering Activities as “learning service” and related quality aspects in Volunteering Activities.
• To improve the ability for co-operation and working in international partnership
• To reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges within the Volunteering Activities support system
• To raise awareness of the learning dimension in Volunteering Activities and provide tools for learning support
• To support the recognition of non-formal learning in Volunteering Activities through the competent implementation of Youthpass
• To provide up-to-date information about the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
In addition to this, SOHO training is an excellent opportunity for Volunteering Activities support persons to exchange their experiences, share good practices and for informal partnership building.

All previous SOHO participants are most welcome to join the SOHO community  thus continuing networking after the course.

The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth in Action organises a series of SOHOs each year. You will find an overview on all the upcoming SOHOs

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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 or your SALTO RC (EECA: eeca@salto-youth.net; SEE: see@salto-youth.net) 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:

YiA National Agency Poland

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack SOHO.pdf

Contact for questions:

Melania Miksiewicz

E-Mail: Melania.Miksiewicz@frse.org.pl

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.