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Youth Exchange: Instruments for Social Inclusion

Dates: 5 – 11 November 2018

Venue: Cagliari, Italy

Eligible are 6+1 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 42 participants coming from: Italy, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Greece, Croatia

Application deadline: 28th September 2018

The project “Instruments for Social Inclusion” is a youth exchange that will involve 42 youngsters from Italy, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Romania.

Description

The project will take place in Cagliari, Italy, from 5 to 11 November 2018 and the main topics are exclusion, immigration and the role of the music as a tool to encourage the social inclusion process.

The increase of immigrant flows at European level, is causing the spread of xenophobia and racism, and is causing the success of extremist political factions, which undermines the European Union stability and impede the social inclusion process.

We strongly believe that the music, thanks to its nature of universal language is a perfect tool to combat these prejudices and stereotypes, which come from a lack of dialogue and cultural awareness and from communication difficulties.

The biggest aim of “Instruments for Social Inclusion” is to enhance the social inclusion process through the music and has these specific objectives:

– explore the topic of social inclusion and share good practices developed at European level in this field;
– analyse the European situation about migratory flows;
– create 5 musical tracks about social inclusion;
– use music to promote social inclusion;
– boost the mobility opportunities of the Erasmus plus programme as tool for the social inclusion and personal development.

Working Methods
All the Seminar activities will be done through the methods of non-formal education. The activities will be for example brain storming’s, plenary discussions, simulations, role plays, team building, energizers, ice breakers and many others. Non formal education is voluntary, no hierarchical and all its methods are based on the concept of learning by doing

The Participants Profile: 1 group leader + 6 participants = tot 7 people

Leaders Profile: experienced youth workers, activists who are actively engaged in each partner organization. Leaders are trained in intercultural learning, organizational management, conflict management and crises and possibly be a musician.

Young Participants: The ideal participant should be volunteers or active members from Partners’ organisations and they must be highly motivated to contribute to the project success. We will include youngsters with fewer opportunities.

The selection will be based on the following criteria:
EXPERIENCE in projects tackling exclusion, discrimination and violence affecting young people
MOTIVATION and capacity to develop actions for and with young people on the topic of social inclusion and migrants
INTEREST IN THE TOPIC(s) and possibilities to share about it
OPPORTUNITY to use actively their learning to implement activities
PRO-ACTIVE IDEAS to contribute to the activity, follow-up and dissemination plan.

GENDER BALANCE needs to be followed as much as possible. Participants will be selected through a common application process run by the applicant together with the partners organisations.

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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.

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

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Organizer:

Association SarditineraOnlus – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

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 for participants: 18 – 30 years old

Group’s leader: 18+

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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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Costs

 

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.

Application

 

Organizer:

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: Fight Discrimination against Roma

Dates: 1-9 November 2018

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 25th August 2018

Roma, Europe’s largest minority, have been an integral part of European society for centuries. Several efforts have been made at national, European and international level to improve the protection of their fundamental rights and advance their social integration.

General Description

Although many Roma still face prejudice, intolerance, discrimination, antigypsyism and limited access to rights in their daily lives. They are marginalized and many experience deep poverty and extremely poor socio-economic conditions.

Methodology
The methodology is based on NFE methods:

  • using manuals such as COMPASS(new edition),
  • Mirrors -manual for combating AntiGypsism through Human Rights Education;
  • Toolkit on No Hate Speech;
  • T-Kit-Social Inclusion etc.
  • groups work,
  • brainstorming,
  • wall writing,
  • association game,
  • discussion,
  • fish bowl,
  • debate,
  • case studies,
  • drama,
  • role playing,
  • simulation,
  • audiovisual techniques.

It will address the following elements:

  • Better awareness of Roma culture, history, and social values ;
  • Better understanding of human rights and of violations faced by Roma communities;
  • Positive attitude and lack of prejudice towards Roma;

Aim and Objectives

The main aim of the project is to build capacity of youth workers with methods and tools to fight discrimination against Roma that lead to social exclusion, marginalization and racism.

To reach the general aim of the TC, the objectives are:
• To develop the competences of participants in creating activities and projects to counter antigypsyism and online hate speech
• To identify existing and develop further and more targeted measures and actions in combating racial discrimination and hate speech within the national and European level contexts
• To support mutual learning and networking among participants, organizations and youth structures

Profile of the Participants:
Present will be Roma and non-Roma youth leaders, activists, multipliers, and volunteers who are working with young and/or Roma youth.
Participants must also:
• be familiar with the situation and challenges of the Roma community in their country;

• be motivated to develop their competences in advocacy, anti-discrimination work, human rights and to share their experiences with other participants;
• be aged 18 – ;
• be committed to attend for the full duration of the course;
• be able to work in English;

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Costs

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

The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and any program-related costs.

Travel costs are reimbursed during the seminar or afterwards by bank transfer based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets), based on the cheapest means and up to a certain amount:

Country Amount in EUR
1. Albania,Serbia, Croatia, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, FYROM, BiH, Italy      275 euro

2.  Czechia 180 euro

Participation fee: 40 EUR

Application

Organizer:

Instutute für Roma und Minderheiten Integration e.V – NGO

Phone: +49 15772455903

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Discrimination & Roma community.pdf

Contact for questions:

Senad Sakipovski

E-Mail: info.marandost@gmail.com

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Cross-sectoral seminar: Building young people’s resilience against violent radicalisation

Dates: 19-24 November 2018

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 9th September 2018

 This seminar aims to offer a space for reflection, sharing practices and exploring their interdependencies, between youth workers and other kinds of practitioners working in the field of building resilience against young people’s violent radicalisation.

General Description

Are you concerned with the risk of violent radicalisation and growing extremism of young people you work with? Is your organisation actively involved in building young people’s resilience in order to prevent young people’s violent radicalisation?

Are you seeking for more effective approaches and strategies to respond to this challenge?
Then this seminar might be for you. Young people’s personal circumstances and the wider political, social and economic environment in which they live may make them vulnerable to various radical influences and also violent radicalisation.

Realities of this emerging trend make it necessary to emphasise the need to work with young people in Europe and its neighbouring regions, in order to strengthen their resilience to violent radicalisation, and reinforce the openness and inclusiveness of the communities in which they live.

The seminar is part of a strategy on the topic of ‘Youth work against violent radicalisation’, which has been developed by a consortium of several National Agencies for Erasmus+, youth field, four SALTO Resource Centres and the EU-Council of Europe Youth Partnership since 2016.

The focus is to strengthen the role of youth work in building young people’s resilience in the context of increasing religious and political radicalism in today’s societies in Europe and its neighbouring regions.

Building resilience is work that youth workers have always done. Through several proposed activities, we are creating a space for non-formal educators, youth workers and other practitioners to share their practices, methods and thoughts on preventing radicalisation for vulnerable young people and building community resilience.

The activities aim to develop specific tools and contributions for facing the current social and political situation and young people’s violent radicalisation that societies are facing.

A cross-sectoral approach is important in order to recognise all the actors that are actively involved in the process of building community resilience. This approach offers the possibility to create links with others, to be visible and to be aware of other experiences, potential interdependencies and synergies.

Within this context, this Seminar wants to offer a space for:
– Sharing practices of youth workers and all kinds of different actors in building community resilience against the violent radicalisation of young people;
– Reflecting about the role of different actors in the prevention of young people’s radicalisation leading to violence;

– Analysing the transferability of existing practices and tools to other contexts;
– Raising the visibility of the role that non-formal education can play in building community resilience; and
– Exploring possible interdependencies between different approaches and how to implement effective strategies.

Target Group:
We are looking for practitioners from different professional contexts. Participants should have experience in working in directly with young people on building community resilience and/or working to prevent young people’s radicalisation that might lead to violence.

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Costs

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

Board and lodging during the seminar will be covered by the organisers.

Travel costs will be reimbursed by the sending National Agency in the participant’s country of residence or the SALTO RC covering the respective region of Erasmus+ partner countries.

Application

Organizer:

SALTO SEE Resource Centre

Phone: 00386-(0)1-430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sonja Mitter Škulj

E-Mail: sonja.mitter@mva.si

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Training Course: Let’s ESC (European Solidarity Corp)

Dates: 13 – 21 November 2018

Venue: Malaga, Spain

We are looking for 2 participant aged 18+ coming from: Greece

and Involves 25-30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Programme Countries, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership Countries

Application deadline: 4th August 2018

LET´s ESC training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the ESC Program (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 ESC

Description

The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.

Project’s AIMS:
The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.

LET´s ESC training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the ESC Program (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 ESC

The overall aim of the LETS ESC!!! training course is: 

To increase the quality of ESC activities through development of competencies (knowledge, skills and ) of key actors involved in the support system around the volunteer in the ESC projects developed within the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Objectives:
Form in different techniques of International dynamization, mainly oriented on

  • Social inclusion.
  • European dimension in the youth projects.
  • Intercultural dimension.
  • Team building techniques.
  • Conflict solving.
  • Planning of International projects.
  • Project financing.
  • Partnership building.

Methodology:
Working with different learning methods based on non-formal education; like self-directed learning methods, reflection, peer to peer learning… to allow the transfer of the learning into different situations and into their reality.

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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.

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

Application

 

Organizer:

INTERCAMBIA – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants:

  • Youth leaders and youth workers, willing to enhance their competences in the field of VOLUNTEER ACTIONS
  • Who are able to communicate and work in English (which will be the working language for the whole training course).
  • Who are able to attend the full training course.
  • Who wish to learn and teach others during discussions or reflection groups.
  • Willing to share the learning outcomes of the TC in their organizations and local communities.
  • Committed to organize Face to Face Dissemination Events in sending Ngo country.

Motivated young people, with a will to uptake supporting initiatives into the ESC field, as collaborators of YiA 18 NGO, holders of an EU passport.

Age bracket: 18+ years old

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Training Course: Let’s ESC (European Solidarity Corp)

Dates: 13 – 21 November 2018

Venue: Malaga, Spain

We are looking for 2 participant aged 18+ coming from: Greece

and Involves 25-30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Programme Countries, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership Countries

Application deadline: 4th August 2018

LET´s ESC training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the ESC Program (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 ESC

Description

The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.

Project’s AIMS:
The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.

LET´s ESC training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the ESC Program (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 ESC

The overall aim of the LETS ESC!!! training course is: 

To increase the quality of ESC activities through development of competencies (knowledge, skills and ) of key actors involved in the support system around the volunteer in the ESC projects developed within the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Objectives:
Form in different techniques of International dynamization, mainly oriented on

  • Social inclusion.
  • European dimension in the youth projects.
  • Intercultural dimension.
  • Team building techniques.
  • Conflict solving.
  • Planning of International projects.
  • Project financing.
  • Partnership building.

Methodology:
Working with different learning methods based on non-formal education; like self-directed learning methods, reflection, peer to peer learning… to allow the transfer of the learning into different situations and into their reality.

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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.

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

Application

 

Organizer:

INTERCAMBIA – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants:

  • Youth leaders and youth workers, willing to enhance their competences in the field of VOLUNTEER ACTIONS
  • Who are able to communicate and work in English (which will be the working language for the whole training course).
  • Who are able to attend the full training course.
  • Who wish to learn and teach others during discussions or reflection groups.
  • Willing to share the learning outcomes of the TC in their organizations and local communities.
  • Committed to organize Face to Face Dissemination Events in sending Ngo country.

Motivated young people, with a will to uptake supporting initiatives into the ESC field, as collaborators of YiA 18 NGO, holders of an EU passport.

Age bracket: 18+ years old

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Training Course: ACT-ION

Dates: 17-24 September 2018

Venue: Fondo, Val Di Non, Italy

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st August 2018

ACT-ION is a training course which will be address to youth worker, social workers and educators who developed an interest in theatre and are working for social inclusion of young people in marginalized urban areas.

General Description

The project wants to focus on the idea of social cohesion, with specific attention on civic and social skills, strengthening participant’s confidence and soft skills and their ability to implement them in their everyday life.

The general aim is to promote the use of theatre as a medium to ease communication between young people, the sense of solidarity and with the Forum-Theatre and simulation techniques, to make possible an experience based path which can help to reflect on the condition lived by marginalized and bullied people.

The Forum-Theatre is one of the techniques used in Auguso Boal’s Theatre of Oppressed, which aim to the same purpose of Paulo Freire’s Pedagogy of the Oppressed: the humanization through dialogue and the start of changing from a naïve and fatalist conscience (that lead to a feeling of powerlessness towards the world) to a critical conscience (capable of modifying the context where it lives) make very topical this form of expression, born in ’70 in Latin America.

The TC will combine this main part with the use of several non-formal education methodology, used by L’Orma in years of ordinary activities. Physical, expressive and theatrical workshops will be focused on the dismantling of the existing social barriers in the youngsters contexts (schools, cultural and recreative centers, etc.), on stimulating to active participation of every member of a group despite their socio-economical conditions, on easing communication, solidarity and inclusion between youngsters through the development of empathy, which is the first step to accept and understand the otherness.

In order to underline the European dimension of the project, participants will have to identify common values, share their points of view and identities with participants from other countries: that means not only the discovering of different cultures, but also the building process of a future Europe, stimulating participants to discuss about topics that concern their communities, in order to find common solutions and give birth to new collaborations, developing a common sense of European citizenship.

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Costs

 

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

According to Erasmus Plus rules, the reimbursement of travel costs will be calculated used a specific program called Distance Calculator.

Accommodation, meals and training material will be provided by the host organisation.
Maximum amount refundable per participant:

Poland 275 euro,
Romania 275 euro,
United Kingdom 275 euro,
Spain 275 euro,
Croatia 275 euro,
Greece 275 euro,
Cyprus 360 euro,
Hungary 275 euro,
Italy 180 euro.

There’s no participation fee from the host organisation.

Application

 

Organizer:

S.S.D. ar.l. L’Orma – NGO

Phone: + 39 3398607728

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Hanna Komar

E-Mail: worldwide@ormasite.it