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Training Course: Here & Now

Dates: 25 July – 1 August 2018

Venue: Izvoare, Maramures, Romania

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Bulgaria, FYROM, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 5th May 2018

“Here and Now” is a 7 day training course for 26 youth workers from 8 countries on outdoor as a tool for social inclusion.

General Description

“Here and Now” is a 7 day training course for 26 youth workers from 8 countries (Bulgaria, Italy, FYROM, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and Romania) which will take place in Romania, between 25th of July – 1st of August 2018.

“Here and Now” training course is especially designed for youth workers who are working with disadvantaged youth and who want to develop their professional competences, by using outdoor as a tool for social inclusion.

Objectives:
• Developing social and civic competences (ex: critical thinking, communication skills, trust, helpfulness, problem solving skills, leadership, acceptance and tolerance, intercultural learning) of 26 youth workers working with disadvantaged youth, coming from 8 countries, by experimenting various non-formal education methods using outdoor as a tool for social inclusion, by actively participating at the training course “Here and Now” in Statiunea Izvoare, Maramures Romania, between 25th of July – 1st of August 2018.

• Supporting the participants in creating and designing 5 different and innovative outdoor methods for inclusion in order to reach the disadvantaged youth
• promoting the importance of non-formal education methods for social inclusion
• promoting Erasmus+ Programme and the mobility opportunities it offers to young people
• recognition of non-formal learning through the Youthpass certificate.
• promoting the importance of non-formal education methods in youth work and social inclusion,by introducing a large variety of methods to the participants

The methods used during the activities are based on non-formal education methods and experiential learning, in an outdoor context: energizers, ice-breakers, team work, role plays, brainstorming, learning by doing, learning by playing, strategic games, rope techniques, low ropes, high ropes, hiking, solo evening, debriefs, reflections, open ends, No Hate Speech, the World Cafe, NGO Bazar, the Open Space, group dynamics, etc.

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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 coordinator

Travel and visa costs will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus+ Programme regulations.
Accommodation and 3 meals per day are included.

Travel costs Visa costs
Bulgaria 3 pax 275 Euro/pax
Italy 3 pax 275 Euro/pax
FYROM 3 pax 275 Euro/pax
Malta 3 pax 275 Euro/pax
Portugal 3 pax 360 Euro/pax
Romania 5 pax 20 Euro/pax
Spain 3 pax 360 Euro/pax
Turkey 3 pax 275 Euro/pax 60Euro/pax

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

YMCA Baia Mare – NGO

Phone: +40371134344

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Roxana Pascan

E-Mail: roxana@ymca.ro

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Training Course: Second Stop for Effective Inclusion

Dates: 24 June – 1 July 2018

Venue: Yerevan, Armenia

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesWestern Balkan countriesEastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan

Application deadline: 20th April 2018

The main aim of the project is to equip young people with tools which increase the competences to find, direct and integrate young newcomers.

General Description

Migration is one of the major social, economic and political issues of the contemporary societies and is challenge both for migrants and for the hosting communities.

Newcomers are people who were proud yesterday of their homes, position in a society, very often they are well educated, but they are refugees, migrants or asylum-seekers now.

We see that youth organizations and young people can be the key problem-solvers through their daily work to find and integrate newcomers. If organizations are not inclusive, the other layers of society can easily exclude all “newcomers” as well. In addition, the awareness level on the possibilities and ways of social help is low.

Under the word “newcomer” we understand not only all the people on the move, but who have yet to complete the legal process of claiming asylum. We include also people fleeing war-torn countries, who are likely to be granted refugee status, as well as people who are seeking jobs and better lives.

Besides, we include the people who are seeking better social life, higher education, etc. As a result, we agreed on the word Newcomers to describe all above-mentioned people. To be considered a newcomer, a person should have cultural and mentality differences from the society where he or she newly arrived.

We understand the importance of solving the situation through NGOs and youth organizations to work with newcomers, help them with their problems in the host country.

Here we consider the newcomer’s entrance, administrative relations with governmental, local authorities, police and legal bodies as the first stop. After this stage, at the Second Stop taking into account the cultural differences, the newcomer can get isolated from the society if there is no any youth work for inclusion.

The third stop is the newcomers’ final “integration” and becoming citizen. Reaching to this stage a newcomer can remain not integrated into the host society and not become an active citizen.

The main aim of the project:

To equip young people with tools which increase the competences to find, direct and integrate young newcomers.

The objectives of the project:

To provide Youth organizations with a user-friendly handbook with tools, materials, cartoons, infographics, resources, which will increase capacity to work on finding migrants’, refugees’ and newcomers’ and make their adaptation easier by giving social assistance, work on social inclusion and transition from a newcomer to a full member of the society.

To provide 30 youth workers from 10 countries with appropriate capacities, to focus on the role of youth organizations to make newcomers’ “Second Stop” (inclusion into youth work) smooth and harmonious to the host society.

To increase the number of newcomers in each of youth organization during next 6 months to encourage and develop intercultural learning, increase the exchange of experience between old and newcomers thus creating peaceful community.

To promote the active civic engagement of young newcomers by providing public mediums for dialogue and cultural expression, as well as important resources to make a positive impact within their communities at large.

To develop materials for handbook, mainly aimed to support for inclusive youth work and youth organization

The training course aims to bring participants who are youth workers, activists, youth leaders, members of WostAYN network and/or are from partner youth organizations from across Europe (especially from communities having Newcomers). During the selection big importance will be given to the youth workers dealing with Newcomers /migrants, refugees, asylum-seekers, international students, resettles)

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Costs

 

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

Travel expenses and visa costs are reimbursed upon presentation of the relevant receipts, according to the rules of the Council of Europe.

Only the participants who attend the entire training course may be reimbursed.

Board and lodging will be provided and paid for by the organizer.

Application

 

Organizer:

World Armenian Youth Network WostAYN – NGO

Co-organizer:

European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe – NGO

Phone: +37495929669

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack 2nd Stop.pdf

Contact for questions:

Diana Yeghiazaryan

E-Mail: wostayn@europe.com

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Conference: Western Balkans Youth Meeting – The Berlin Process. A new impetus for youth work?

Dates: 23-25 May 2018

Venue: Podgorica, Montenegro

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 20th April 2018

What has been the impact of the Berlin process in the field of youth? How can we contribute to moving further ahead? This seminar will explore these questions focusing on the themes of youth participation, civic education and social inclusion.

General Description

Four years have passed since the beginning of the Berlin process in 2014. Time to ask: What has been its impact in the field of youth? Where do we see a need for further action? How can we contribute to moving further ahead?

We want to take a particular look at fields where youth work can play an important role: youth participation and engagement, civic education (with a European dimension) and social inclusion, and explore:

• What kinds of initiatives and projects have been implemented in the past years?
• What can be done, and what can we do to enhance their impact?
• What are key messages to inform the next summit of the Berlin process in London and other political processes?

The SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre together with the German, FYROM and Slovenian National Agencies for Erasmus+, youth field, invite 30 youth work practitioners from Erasmus+ Programme countries and the Partner countries in the Western Balkans to reflect and discuss these questions, give visibility to inspiring practices, and formulate suggestions and recommendations aiming to stimulate further developments in the Western Balkans and the European integration of the region.

Background

The »Berlin process«, initiated in 2014 in Berlin, aimed to step up the process of European integration of the Western Balkan region. The youth events accompanying the annual summits of heads of state and government in Paris, 2016, and Trieste, 2017, concluded with recommendations for further developments the youth field; in addition, an Action Plan for youth work and youth policy was defined at the first Europe-Western Balkans Youth Meeting in Ljubljana in 2016.

Increasing support for regional cooperation between the countries of the Western Balkan region aiming to support reconciliation was one important recommendation, and the establishment of the Regional Youth Coordination Office for the Western Balkans (RYCO) today represents the most visible result of the Berlin process in the field of youth. At the same time, over 2.500 European cooperation projects involving over 15.000 participants from the Western Balkans and a variety of countries across Europe have been implemented in the field of youth with the support of the Erasmus+ programme since 2014 supporting the exchange of practices, the building of competences and capacities, intercultural understanding and long-lasting partnerships.

The next summit of heads of state and government within the Berlin process will take place in London on 9 – 10 July 2018; another youth event is foreseen to be held in the autumn. The European integration process of the Western Balkan region has received an additional impetus with the announcement by the European Commission, on 6 February 2018, of “A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans”. Two flagship initiatives include enhanced support for European and regional cooperation with specific reference to the role of Erasmus+ and RYCO in stepping up the process of reconciliation and the social and economic development of the region.

Further important developments in the youth field at European level, which can be expected to have an influence on possibilities for cooperation with and developments in the region include the development of a new EU youth strategy as well as a new generation of European youth programmes following the end of the current Erasmus+ programme in 2020.

Objectives and Approach of this Meeting

First assessments of the Berlin process point to positive developments it has stimulated in different fields. While it might be difficult to ascertain, what has been the impact of the Berlin process as such, we want to take a look at and take stock of what changes have been initiated in the field of youth, in particular youth work, in the past few years, and how these developments can be further supported.

This meeting will focus on youth participation and engagement; civic (non-formal) education with a European dimension and social inclusion, thus taking a look at thematic areas where youth work can make a difference. The three themes are interlinked. Civic education can increase young people’s critical thinking and their understanding of democracy and of their opportunities for active social and political participation and engagement. Promoting processes aiming to increase the access to equal participation for young people with fewer opportunities and health issues, such as access to relevant information, is a key issue in this context.

Youth workers and youth leaders contributing to the Ljubljana Action Plan and the recommendations from the Trieste and Paris youth conferences listed these areas among the priority themes, and they are also at the heart of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

As a basis for discussions during the meeting, we will collect and compile information about what has happened in the past years, about implemented projects, initiatives and policies regarding the above themes. A survey addressing youth work practitioners and selected other stakeholders will be carried out for this purpose. Experts will provide additional information during the meeting.

The objectives of the Meeting are to:

• Collect information about youth work and youth policy-related initiatives and projects that have been undertaken to take stock of and make more visible what has happened in the youth work and youth policy field in the past years;

• Assess the outcomes of implemented projects and initiatives, share inspiring practices, and look into how to further promote and enhance their impact;

• Explore the added value of European partnerships and projects in this context;

• Define some key messages addressed to policy makers, practitioners and programmes (in particular Erasmus+) to inform the London summit and the youth event of the Berlin process in 2018 as well as other relevant ongoing or upcoming meetings and processes.

The Meeting will last for two full working days, starting with lunch on Wednesday, 23rd May and ending with lunch on Friday, 25th May.

The programme will be facilitated by two experienced facilitators, Ajša Hadzibegović and Andreas Karsten.

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Costs

 

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

Full board and lodging of all selected participants will be covered by the organisers.

Travel costs of participants coming from Erasmus+ Programme countries will be covered by the National Agency in the participant’s country.

Travel costs of participants coming from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia will be covered by the SALTO SEE Resource Centre.

Application

 

Organizer:

SALTO SEE Resource Centre

Co-organizers:

MOVIT, National Agency for Erasmus+, youth chapter

Jugend für Europa – German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action

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

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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: Sport and Global Education

Dates: 22-29 May 2018

Venue: Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre, Ireland

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 13th April 2018

Training course for those wishing to learn how sport can be used to look at Global Education themes and The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

General Description

Sport and Global Education (SAGE) is a one week training course designed to empower youth workers, activists, coaches and trainers to use sport and physical activity to tackle social inclusion, inequality and human rights issues.

The training course seeks to strengthen the capacity of participants to use sport and physical activity as a means to explore global issues. It also seeks to increase their critical understanding of the link between sport and global issues.

The activities of this training course are designed to demonstrate adaptations of sporting activities which link to inequality, inclusion and human rights, to allow a space for youth workers to create their sports-based activities based on these issues, to discuss current issues in sport and how they relate to global issues and to highlight current sports-based projects which address these issues.

Objectives of the training

• Demonstrate adaptations of sporting activities which link to inequality, inclusion and human rights.
• Allow a space for youth workers to create their own sports-based activities exploring these issues.
• Discuss current issues in sport and how these issues relate to inequality, inclusion and human rights.
• Highlight current sports-based projects and initiatives addressing these issues.

Methodologies

The training programme will consist of sports based activities and discussions which are heavily influenced by the model of experiential learning. Participants will have the opportunity to learn adaptations to sporting activities and how to use these adaptations to tackle and discuss social issues. Workshops will cater for all learning styles to make sure all participants get the most out of the training course.

This training will be very interactive and participatory. To make the learning as rich as possible we would like the participants to share their own ideas and experience with the group.

Due to the spectacular location of the program we will be trying to utilise the outdoors as much as possible. Therefore you need to bring comfortable sports or outdoor gear.

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Application

 

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

Food and accommodation: will be fully covered by the organisers for the duration of the project.

Travel costs: will be refunded after the end of the course, after providing all the original tickets and receipts.

We will cover 100% of you actual expenses, but only up to the maximum amounts listed below:

• Turkey: €530
• Romania: €360
• Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Slovenia and Portugal: €275
• Ireland: no travel reimbursement

Participation fee: There will be a €50 participation fee for all successful applicants

Application

 

Organizer:

Development Perspectives – NGO

Phone: +353858252744

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Sports & Global Education.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Seminar: Public policies & youth participation in decision making

Dates: 19-23 July 2018

Venue: Marrakech, Morocco

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

Application deadline: 1st June 2018

The exchange program is designed for 30 local and international youth workers concerned about public policies and democracy through sharing best practices, and networking for better youth policies on youth participation, inclusion and employment.

General Description

The Exchange program aims to be a collective learning experience grounded in group learning, sharing of different practices around MENA, MEDA and Europe that can inspire action, presupposing critical and liberating dialogue.

Objectives:
Youth workers, leaders and representatives, local officers, academics and professionals with relevant experience in the field of Youth Participation in decision-making will be gathered during 4 days to share, discuss and present their perspectives, and understandings in what concerns youth participation in political life and in decision-making processes at local, national and international levels.

Methodology:
This seminar is based on the method of learning by doing, different non-formal learning techniques will be used, such as : games, simulations, theoretical input followed by active experiences and reflection, small group work, individual goal settings, sharing of experiences in the large group.

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Costs

 

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

This exchange program is partially funded by TSolutions, Participants are responsible for their airfare.

You will also asked to make a contribution of 170 euro which covers all the expenses of 5 nights training sessions, accommodation and food.

Application

 

Organizer:

MasterPeace Morocco – NGO

Phone: +212635450800

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mustapha Ait Hammou

E-Mail: morocco@masterpeace.org

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PBA: Building Bridges for Inclusion – II Edition

Dates: 3-8 June 2018

Venue: Mollina, Málaga, Spain

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 22nd April 2018

Are you interested to increase the impact and quality of youth inclusion projects? Are you searching for new solid partners to implement challenging inclusion projects in the frame of Erasmus+ Programme? This activity is for you

General Description

The main aim of this Partnership Building Activity is to encourage the use of Erasmus+ Programme as a tool to promote social inclusion projects within youth in the non formal education context, fostering trustable networks and partnerships among youth organization to develop future projects under the topic of inclusion & diversity.

Specific objectives:

1. To explore the concepts of social inclusion/exclusion and young people with fewer opportunities, increasing our organizations capacity to develop future quality inclusion projects;
2. To provide a meeting point for organizations to exchange information about future projects, exchange of best practices and tools on inclusion initiatives and projects, allowing networking and building new partnerships between organizations;
3. To promote and support in the design of inclusion & diversity projects to be implemented in the framework of Erasmus+ programme.

Expected results

With the implementation of this activity we expect to reach the following results:
– Increase the number and the quality of projects focusing on inclusion and diversity submitted to the Portuguese and Spanish National Agencies of Erasmus + programme;
– Develop new partnerships and cooperation projects among the participating organizations;
– Increase competences of participants to better understand core principles of developing quality inclusion projects involving specific target groups.

Training methods used & main activities

– The program will be structured with a balanced combination of introductory plenary discussions, round tables and working groups. The use of non-formal education methodologies ensures the active participation of all individuals involved.

Working groups and active methods will be used in order to create an environment that encourages a dynamic involvement of all. The diversity of approaches will be applied in order to engage participants and facilitate the contribution from all in the discussed topics.

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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,etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs – 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.

Note for NA´s. This TC is TCA 2018

Application

 

Organizer:

Spanish NA – National Agency

Co-organizer:

Portuguese NA – National Agency

Phone: +34

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Pilar Fontán Grech

E-Mail: fontangp@injuve.es

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: DIG-IT up! Training course on including digital tools in Youth work, the basics of digital youth work

Dates: 11-16 April 2018

Venue: Ferrara, Italy

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

Application deadline: 22nd March 2018

The aim of this training course is to provide knowledge and skills and find creative ways on how to combine analog & outdoor activities in youth work with digital tools and apps that are used by youngsters through a hands-on approach and experience.

General Description

Adults fear that youngsters lose their time, their contact with the “real” world and social competences while staring into their screens. Many adults have a hard time understanding or appreciating digital skills youngsters have, and their motivation to be constantly online.

This often leads adults to ban digital devices during educational activities, closing themselves out from getting to know new digital tools and often getting into conflicts with youngsters.

With this TC we are proposing solutions that value the needs of adults and youngsters and support communication between them, by looking for ways where youth workers keep on track with “digital youngsters” and include digital devices into their work: being online as a developmental tool to foster digital creativity.

During TC we will work with a wide spectrum of tools and applications to experience creative and fun ways of using them with the focus on digital outdoor activities.

The participants are invited to discover the concept of digital youth work and to discuss current realities and challenges we are facing as youth workers working and living in a more and more digitalised world.

Participants get prepared to develop their own ideas for new digital activities and projects and share their own experience of working with and using digital tools.

Objectives:
• Experience popular digital tools that can be used in youth work focusing on outdoor activities,
• Discover the concept of digital youth work,
• Share experiences and good practices of youth work dealing with digital reality,
• Develop creative digital activities and project ideas for youth work,

Participant Profile:
If you:
– are 18+
– work with young people using non-formal education methods,
– believe that it’s important and pedagogically useful to deal with digital realities in youth work,
– want to give your digital skills an upgrade and
– start including a digital attitude in your youth work
then apply for Dig-it up!

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Costs

 

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

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

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA or relevant regional SALTO to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

For the NAs and interested SALTOs,the activity is financed within TCA 2017 budget

Application

 

Organizer:

Italian National Agency for youth sector (ANG) – National Agency

Phone: 0039.06.37591248

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alessia Cecchini

E-mail: a.villani@agenziagiovani.it

E-Mail: a.cecchini@agenziagiovani.it

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.