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Study visit: Integration of Young Refugees

Dates: 20-24 February 2018

Venue: Arnhem, Netherlands

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

Application deadline: 23rd December 2017

A study visit for empowering youth workers working with young refugees and asylum seekers. Exchange of good practices and development of concrete ideas for implementation on a local level.

Description

Youth work can be one of the important actors on local level that can play an important role in the integration of young refugees. On the one hand by offering opportunities for the young refugee to learn new competences, gaining self-confidence and a feeling of belonging in this new country.

On the other hand by creating awareness about refugees by working on connecting local communities with young refugees and therefor enhancing the acceptance and decreasing xenophobia of the local communities towards ‘the unknown refugees’

Many initiatives have already taken place to integrate young refugees. The challenge for Youth Work is to not re-invent wheels, connecting successful initiatives and sharing and learning from each other.

One of the initiatives for cooperation is ‘Becoming part of Europe’, a strategic programme of 9 Erasmus+ National Agencies, including the Dutch National Agency. It runs between 2016-2019 and is aimed at identifying best practices of Youth Work in the field of integration and social inclusion of young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers and will be working towards policy recommendations about integration and social inclusion involving the main actors in the field of youth work.

This study visit is an initiative of the Dutch National Agency, parallel to and in synergy with the strategic programme, providing a concrete space to youth workers for the exchange of good practices on a local level, learning from identified successful projects, each others experiences and bringing back inspiration and new ideas for successful local projects back home that will benefit the integration of refugees.

Study visit Aim and Objectives

This study visit with training elements aims at empowering and inspiring youth workers and others working directly with refugees and/or asylum seekers to get young refugees to integrate in the local communities by sharing good practices and inspiration for new ideas and formulating concrete steps.

The objectives are:
– To reflect on the own local reality of integrating young refugees into local communities and identifying needs, challenges and good practices for working with young refugees.
– To exchange good practices (projects, methods, activities) of youth work in how to integrate young refugees into local communities
– To explore local good practices of Dutch youth organisations in how to integrate young refugees into local communities
– To get inspired and create own ideas for the integration of refugees within the own local youth work context and to formulate concrete next steps.
– To explore how Erasmus+ can be used as a tool for the integration of refugees.

Be aware that this Study visit with training elements is mainly focused on sharing concrete good practices, getting inspiration and creating new ideas on how your youth work can contribute concretely to the development and integration of refugees. It will not be directly focused on writing new project proposals, finding new partners or giving extensive information on the Erasmus+ programme.

Is this study visit for you?

You are…
– A youth worker (professional or volunteer)
– Professional or volunteer working directly with refugees and/or asylum seekers
– Actively connected to a local youth organisation and working with or motivated to work with young refugees.
– Willing to share your challenges and good practices with other organisations.
– Motivated and able to implement new projects in your local organisation for the integration of young refugees

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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 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.

Application

 

Organizer:

Dutch NA Erasmus+ Youth – National Agency

Phone: 0031302306471

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Peter Pieters

E-Mail: p.pieters@nji.nl

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 Game of Cultures: Inclusion of young migrants and refugees

Dates: 29 January – 5 February 2018

Venue: Cascais, Portugal

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

Application deadline: 10th December 2017

For all those who work in multicultural environments and face the challenge of newly arrived cultures, wishing to encourage intercultural dialogue in their local communities in order to enhance its openness to the inclusion of Young migrants and refugees

Description

“Winter” is coming.
More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015, continuing this trend in 2016 and 2017, sparking a crisis as countries struggle to cope with the influx, and creating division in the EU over how best to deal with resettling and including people.

This training course will focus on the work with local communities and not specially in working directly with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees themselves. Inclusion of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees is very hard in communities which lack the openness and are not aware of the issues and challenges associated with it.

Working in the intercultural competences of local communities throughout Europe is a key element for a healthier relationship between all parties and a better Europe towards the future. This training course is focused on intercultural learning in the field of youth and alternative approaches towards it.

Taking different points of view (arriving and hosting) to the situations and possible conflicts, we will be exploring and using different tools that youth workers can use when organizing activities related to cultural diversity, but also giving space for discussion and theoretical considerations.

This training is not only for Youth Workers who work directly with refugees and migrants, but for all those who work in multicultural environments and work in communities who face the challenge of newly arrived cultures.

Game of Cultures is the 2nd edition of an intensive training course with 6 full training days.

Main aim:
– to support, empower and develop the competences of youth workers so that they can act on their local youth communities in order to create multiplier agents, promoting and encouraging intercultural dialogue in their local communities in order to enhance its openness to the inclusion of migrants and refugees, with a mid and long term perspective.

Objectives:
– Reflect on the current European and National realities concerning the flux of migrants and refugees and their inclusion;
– Learn and develop knowledge, competences and tools to work on diversity, intercultural learning and intercultural dialogue;
– Create awareness of the importance that influence of culture has on person’s behavior and identity;
– Raise awareness on the cultural differences between different European countries and to what extent this impacts the inclusion/exclusion of migrants and refugees in different societies;
– Develop tools, activities and sustainable strategies to promote inclusion of migrants and refugees;
– Explore the potential of young people as actors of inclusion and change on a local level, on a mid and long term perspective;
– Share good practices related to youth work, inclusion and active participation
– Acknowledge the Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for intercultural learning, Youth Work and inclusion;
– Develop an informal network of youth workers and youth leaders tackling the Refugee Crisis and promoting follow up projects and initiatives.

Methodology
The training course will use the principles and methods of Non Formal Learning and will include input sessions, experience-exchange sessions, reflection-groups and discussions. Participants will assume a very active role during the program sharing their knowledge, experience, ideas and questions related to the topic.
The working methods will be varied and interactive in order to ensure a balance between theory and practice, between information and application.

One specific quality of this training course is the focus on projects and concrete use of learning products, therefore participants will be supported and guided on the development, implementation and evaluation of their own tools or projects for intercultural learning and dialogue.
This is an intensive training course with 6 full training days of about 7 hours working time per day. There is one free afternoon, but other than that it is to be expected a demanding schedule.

Target groups
– Youth workers
– Trainers
– Youth leaders
– Youth Policy Makers
– EVS mentors/tutors

Working language: English

Team of trainers: Saro Rossi (Italy) and Rodrigo Vilarinho (Portugal)

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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 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.

Info for sending NA´s: TCA 2017 Plan

Application

 

Organizer:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action

Co-organizers:

Bureau International Jeunesse (BELGIUM-FR NA) – National Agency

Spanish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

SALTO Cultural Diversity

Phone: +351253204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Game of Cultures.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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.

Description

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.

What?
„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.

Why?
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.

How?
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.

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

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Costs

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

Application

Organizer:

Agoraveiro – NGO

Phone: 00351234482575

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natasa Golosin

E-Mail: agora.aveiro@gmail.com

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Conference: Games to Inspire in Youth Work & Global Development Education

Dates: 23-24 November 2017

Venue: Cahir castle Tipperary, Ireland

Eligible are 200 participants coming from: Finland, Greece, Ireland, Poland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 13th November 2017

Games to Inspire in Youth Work & Global Development Education Youth Work Ireland Tipperary will showcase some of the most innovation and cutting edge work with young people on technology, gaming and social inclusion.

Description

The conference aims to showcase and nurture the potential of games to inspire, to motivate and to positively impact on the lives of young people in the context of Youth Work and Development Education.

The first day of this conference will bring together Irish and International Youth Workers, Global Development Educators, Academics, and Games Designers with an interest in the use of Games to Inspire and mobilise young people for social change. There will be a mix of practitioners with experience in the use of Games as well as those new to their use.

The second day will give young people an opportunity to interact with games designers, to try out some social impact games, to design their own games and to explore the art and the science of games.

The conference will look at a broad range of Digital Games, Workshop based Role Play and Simulation Games, Board Games and Virtual Reality.

There will be demonstrations on an Alternate Reality Game to look at the Sustainable Development Goals, A Minecraft based game used to explore community Development and a workshop based Global Justice Game.

The conference is free, the numbers will be limited so book your place early which is part of KA2 strategic partnership multiplier event.

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Costs

 

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

The conference is free to attend

However is NO additional funding for subsistence or travel

KA2 Strategic Partnership Multiplier Event

Book through www.virtualyouthwork.com

Application

 

Organizer:

Youth Work Ireland Tipperary – NGO

Phone: 353867744564

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Games To Inspire Youth Work.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations

Dates: 29 January – 2 February 2018

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 1st December 2017

Did you know you can organise international youth projects for your young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what Erasmus+ Youth can do for you and the young people you work with.

Description

Get a Taste of Youth Mobility Projects

In only 3 working days, we show you the possibilities Erasmus+ Youth has to offer young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

An international youth project (youth exchange, voluntary service,…) might just be the life-changing opportunity for the disadvantaged young people you are working with: e.g. those from minority backgrounds, with special needs, with socio-economic difficulties, discriminated groups, in difficult situations, with limited opportunities…

This Mobility Taster course gives you concrete examples of what is possible, brings you in contact with other inclusion youth organisations, shows you what funding is available specifically for youth inclusion projects and walks you step-by-step through the process in case you would like to give it a try.

Who is the Course for?

  • This course is for NEWCOMERS to Erasmus+ Youth who are directly working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. youth worker, social worker,…).
  • If you NEVER organised an international youth project with your target group before and would like to know what is possible, then this course is for you!
  • If you ALREADY HAVE organised mobility projects for young people, please check the European Training Calendar for a more appropriate youth work training because this Mobility Taster is for NEWCOMERS 😉
  • This course is not for school-related activities such as school exchanges or projects for pupils (please contact the Lifelong Learning colleagues of Erasmus+ for this).

This course welcomes applicants with special needs (contact SALTO Inclusion representative Mieke Nevwn-McMahon miekemcmahon@gmail.com to ask about support possibilities).

How to Apply?

Before applying check briefly with the Erasmus+ Youth National Agency in your country if they can send you to the Mobility Taster course in Hungary 29 Jan – 2 Feb 2018 (and reimburse your travel coat).

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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 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 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.

Application 

Organizer:

SALTO Inclusion

Co-organizer:

Hungarian NA – National Agency

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mieke McMahon-Neven

E-Mail: miekemcmahon@gmail.com

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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Study Visit on Inclusion Practices.

Dates: 25-31 January 2018

Venue: Riga, Jurmala, Pärnu, Tallinn, Helsinki, Lahti, Latvia

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 20th November 2017

The study visit collects youth workers from Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Eastern Partnership countries and Russia to explore youth work practices with young people with less opportunities. The study visit travels through Latvia, Estonia and Finland.

General Description

There are many different groups of young people who find getting along in the world more complicated than their peers. In Latvia, Estonia and Finland many different kind of initiatives have been started to empower young people with challenges in life to overcome them and take part in the society.

This study visit explores the idea of doing things together. When someone who needs help gets help, both can go further together. By visiting different organisations – either public, non-governmental or free movements of citizens – it is possible to learn about the diversity of inclusion groups in Europe and meaningful ways to work with them.

Objectives:
• to explore the concept of inclusion and inclusive youth work
• to see examples of diverse practices of inclusion work in three EU Member States
• to explore the realities of inclusion work in participating countries
• to gain knowledge on how to use Erasmus+ Youth in Action as a tool for inclusion
• to develop partnerships between organisations
• To empower new generation of youth trainers in our organisations and raise their competences in all the needed knowledge and skills needed to act as trainers of non-formal education activities (communication and presentation skills, facilitation and debriefing skills, dealing with conflicts, challenging teamwork and barriers to learning skills, etc.)
• To empower our youth workers’ competences for quality development of different non-formal education activities / programmes for inclusion and acceptance of diversity
• Increase awareness and knowledge about EU possibilities and Erasmus+ and developing new projects and future European level cooperation among partners with topic of inclusion and acceptance for and with target groups of immigrants and asylum seekers youngsters

The activity is suitable for participants

1) Interested in using Erasmus+ Youth in Action in order to empower the lives of young people with fewer opportunities

2) Interested in widening their understanding of Inclusion

3) Interested in making their organisation work more inclusively

4) Interested in making contacts with inclusion organisations in other countries

5) Who are working with young people daily (youth workers, social workers, etc.)

Participants should also be over 18 years old.

The activity is organised by visiting different organisations in Latvia, Estonia and Finland and seeing at the same time the philosophy behind their work and the practice they use to enable, empower and include young people from various backgrounds.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

Board and lodging will be covered for all the participants by the Erasmus+ Programme.

Latvian and Estonian participants’ travel costs will be covered, but a small participation fee will be required.

Finnish participants’ travel costs will be covered and there is no participation fee.

Participants from the EaP and Russia regions will have their travel and visa costs reimbursed by the Latvian National Agency. There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

Latvian, Estonian and Finnish National Agencies

SALTO EECA and SALTO Inclusion

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Research made on the inclusion practices

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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Training Course: Training for trainers for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in our communities

Dates: 1-10 December 2017

Venue: Mali Iđoš, Serbia

Eligible are 29 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Kosovo*, Serbia, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 18th October 2017

Project “Youth work and youth trainings for inclusion and acceptance of diversity” puts accent on organising quality NFE activities for intercultural acceptance & inclusion of excluded/marginalised groups, and especially of immigrants and asylum seekers.

General Description

The project consists of several activities, and one of those is this training course “Training for trainers for inclusion and acceptance of diversity in our communities”. The training course will be organised in Mali Iđoš, Serbia in December (1st-10th) 2017.

The training course will gather 29 participants, trainers and staff from 9 organisations and countries

Specific objectives of the training course are:

• To empower new generation of youth trainers in our organisations and raise their competences in all the needed knowledge and skills needed to act as trainers of non-formal education activities (communication and presentation skills, facilitation and debriefing skills, dealing with conflicts, challenging teamwork and barriers to learning skills, etc.)
• To empower our youth workers’ competences for quality development of different non-formal education activities / programmes for inclusion and acceptance of diversity
• Increase awareness and knowledge about EU possibilities and Erasmus+ and developing new projects and future European level cooperation among partners with topic of inclusion and acceptance for and with target groups of immigrants and asylum seekers youngsters

Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education.

The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:

• Active youth workers willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on the training course
• Willing to take action in the field of inclusion and acceptance of diversity of immigrants, refugees and other youth with fewer opportunities, setting up the international and local NFE projects

• Willing to enter into partnerships with participants from different organisations and countries
• Willing to develop and implement Erasmus+ YiA projects tackling issues of accepting diversity in Europe when it comes to immigrants, refugees and other marginalised groups

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth.

The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks.

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organizers up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car).

Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:

1. Serbia – 180 eur
2. Italy – 275 eur
3. Croatia – 180 eur
4. FYROM – 180 eur
5. Bosnia and Herzegovina – 180 eur
6. Czech Republic – 180 eur
7. Slovakia – 180 eur
8. Greece – 275 eur
9. Kosovo* – 180 eur

Application

 

Organizer:

Association “Centre for modern living competences”, Serbia – NGO

Phone: +381649604358

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Danijela Matorčević

E-Mail: cszk.bg@gmail.com

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