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Masaryk Uni Brno

Training Course: Game of Wellness

Dates: 8-16 December 2018

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 28th October 2018

We will explore the concept of “wellness” as a state of complete physical, mental, social & spiritual well-being and introduce practical & fun tools, games, strategies of promoting holistic health and personal development in young people & youth workers.

General Description

Do you sometimes feel tired/ exhausted/ overwhelmed by your work?
Do you want to learn how to live a bit healthier lifestyle both in your personal life and your professional life as a youth worker/ educator? Do you want to inspire young people you work with to become well?

We will explore the concept of wellness as a state of complete physical, mental, social & spiritual well-being. We will focus both on the personal and professional development and on how the concept of wellness can empower both the youth workers and the young people they are working with. We wish to support our participants to find ways to healthier, more joyful and sustainable lifestyle and approach to work.

The training course is a 3rd edition of a successful training concept, that took place for the first time in December 2016, 2nd time in July 2007, both in the Czech Republic.

How was it? Read these blog posts! :)
Well-being and active lifestyle

The training will happen in a beautiful environmental center Kaprálův Mlýn, just outside Brno, Czech Republic.

Objectives of the Training Course
1) to introduce and explore concepts of wellness and gamification
in the context of community youth work;
2) to create space for professionals to practice and refresh their trainers skills and to share their best practices and receive feedback;
3) to introduce practical online + offline tools and activities that promote healthy living, community building, conflict resolution and inclusion;
4) to empower youth workers to develop programs that support sustainable, healthy and joyful living in their communities and organisations;
5) to facilitate constructive development of realistic project ideas
and support formation of new partnerships.

Why this Course?
We see youth work as a demanding profession that requires a lot from their professionals. Youth workers, educators and trainers across countries and cultures start working with passion, dedicate their dreams and often their free time to their work.

Unfortunately, many in their everyday reality face lack of resources, time, social recognition or meaning which too often results in burnt out youth workers that no longer enjoy their work. A burnt-out youth worker imbalances his work-life and as a result of a growing amount of associated stressors loses his initial energy, ideas, creativity, inspiration and patience that are so crucial in his work that addresses topics and issues that are important but difficult to repair or work on due to their complexity. (there is a need for self-care, work-life balance, sense of purpose in our work)

How will we Work?
Variety of non-formal education methods, the program will be co-created by the team and the participants. The programme will include time slots for workshops that will be facilitated by participants (meaning: possibly YOU!), to be offered to the rest of the group, in a structure of parallel sessions. You will have a chance to offer a good practice, an innovative methodology or activity connected with the topics of the course.

The Trainer Team
Jana Stará: university lecturer and wellness coach: www.wellcome.cz
Bára Rodi: medical doctor, trainer: trainers.salto-youth.net/BaraRodi/
Carmine Rodi Falanga: comedian,game expert, trainer: trainers.salto-youth.net/CarmineRodi/

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation. Accommodation will be provided in shared rooms (3, 4 or 6 people), meals will be provided 5x daily.

Travel costs of the participants will be refunded after the training course (after participants send all their travel documents and boarding passes) to this maximum amounts:

– Czech Republic: 20 EUR
– Hungary, Slovenia: 180 EUR
– Bulgaria, Romania, Poland,  UK, France, Italy, Spain (mainland) 275 EUR
– Spain (Canary islands): 530 EUR

Money shouldn’t be the only obstacle for your participation – therefore we suggest a sliding scale from 50 to 120€ for participation fee. For students and persons without paid job we suggest 50€, for other we suggest 60-120€ according to their financial possibilities and the value they see in 7 days training programme.

Application

Organiser:

Dobroti – Youth NGO

Phone: +420777619737

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Game of Wellness.pdf

Contact for questions:

Dobroti Team

E-Mail: GameOfWellness@gmail.com

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Training Course Future Labs:  TC on Innovative Digital Tools for Youth Workers

Dates: 20-27 January 2019

Venue: Broumov, Czech Republic

Eligible are 17 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia

Application deadline: 31st October 2018

In youth work, new tools are constantly needed in order to keep up with fast global changes, support youth participation in society, active citizenship and to prevent new forms of social exclusion.

General Description

Many youth workers, trainers and educators struggle with the ways how to approach these topics, and new responses are urgently needed. This need for innovation in the field is also a political priority: in 2016, Innovation in Youth work was one of the priorities set by the EU presidency.

Since 2017, the consortium of project Future Labs is working on various outputs that will bring innovative methods to youth work fields; and this training course is part of this project.

In that framework, the specific objectives for this training are:

  • To explore the concepts of creativity and Innovation in Youth Work;
  • To capacitate youth workers in innovative approaches namely: Gamification, Photo Voice, Visualisation, Digital Storytelling;
  • To plan testing of new approaches with young people and youth workers in a collaborative manner;
  • To evaluate, adapt and spread the tools learned and tested in the european youth work community.

Profile of Participants

  • Active youth workers working regularly with youth;
  • Motivated to experiment and innovate in their daily work, by implementing new tools;
  • Available to test the methods learned and give structured feedback to the organisers within 2-3 months after the training;
  • Motivated to share the newly gained competences with other youth workers;
  • Comfortable with filming – this training is part of bigger project, within which we will take videos of some methods used during the training and use them as instruction videos for the outputs of this project (to be used by youth workers after this project).

Methodology

The program will be based in the principles of Non Formal Learning. Activities will be mostly experiential and interactive.

Sessions will be built around group exercises, games and looking at study cases. Participants are expected not only to learn the tools presented but also to envisage their practical application and plan concrete ways to implement them with their young people.

Because the main topics of the training are connected to digital world, we will ask participants to bring their smartphones, tablets or notebooks with them (if they have – it’s not a condition).

Venue

The training will take place in spectacular location – Baroque style monastery Broumov, important crossroad of historical events.

When coming to Czech Republic, town Broumov and surrounding region might not be an obvious choice, but we fall in love with the place at first sight. Beautiful architecture, damn good equipped for events like ours, splendid nature around.

The whole area of monastery is undergoing revitalisation process and process of “re-purpose” and it serves currently to diverse type of events – cultural, educational, societal.

In January we will have a chance to use multiple spaces of the monastery since it is an off-season. We will find there calm and focused space with damn good internet connection ;). Don’t worry, is heated up well!

More about the venue and region

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Costs

 

The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed after the training course by all partners based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets).

The amount will be paid according to distance band up to:

Participants from CZ, SL: 180 €

Participants from IT, FI :275 €

Participants from PT: 360 €

Participants from SK: 80 €

All participants must have valid insurance.

There’s no participation fee for this project.

Application

 

Organiser:

Asociace neformálního vzdělávání – NGO

Co-organisers:

Humak University of Applied Science

Associazione Agrado – Youth NGO

Ha Moment – Youth NGO

Phone: +420724236972

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule Future Labs.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lenka Polcerová

E-Mail: lenka.polcerova@anev.cz

Rossio Square, Portugal

Youth Work at Municipal Level Creating Sustainable Youth Policies at Local Level

Date: 3 December 2018

Venue: Cascais, Portugal

Eligible are 50 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, FYROM, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 12th October 2018

Cascais EYC2018 in cooperation with DYPALL Network is organizing the II DYPALL International Conference “Youth Work at Municipality Level” in Cascais, focusing on the theme of “Creating Sustainable Youth Policies at Local Level”-with a focus on inclusion.

General Description

The II International Conference focusing on the theme of “Creating Sustainable Youth Policies at Local Level” – youth policies and youth work at Municipality Level, with a specific focus on inclusion (NEETs, migrants, youth at risk and marginalized youth) comes in the follow up of several European guidelines that have been recently established highlighting the importance to mainstream youth at local and regional level that have identified the need to tackle these issues at grassroots.

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However, to be able to find effective paths for this direction to be taken, and to keep improving impact and outreach of our activities, stakeholders need to meet, discuss, reflect, exchange practices and develop their competence to work together on such themes.

The Conference is the flagship event for youth workers, youth leaders, young people and public officers from local and regional authorities that work with youth in their local realities. They will come together for 4 days to share debate and discuss about key policy fields to find ways to improve youth work at municipality level and increase youth participation on policy making at local and regional level.

Objectives:
– To develop the capacity of Local Authorities (LA) and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and their youth workers to work together on the field of youth public policy to provide answers to the challenges of participation, inclusion, unemployment
– To identify and promote good practices and mechanisms for youth participation in decision-making and debate about their potential and challenges on public governance
– To share practices of inclusion and engagement of young people at local level
– To develop more inclusive approaches to foster participation of young people with fewer opportunities into spaces such as local youth councils and youth fora
– To allow youth CSO and LA to share their best practices in terms of cooperation between local authorities and civil society, with a specific focus on how to target NEET youth, young migrants and other marginalized youth

The conference will held the II Assembly of Members and Partners of DYPALL Network. This meeting will allow for all the members and partners of DYPALL Network to gather and work on the future network priorities, discuss on how to mainstream our network values, objectives and work, deepening the connection among stakeholders working in the field of youth work and youth participation in different dimensions, levels and spheres.

Participants’ Profile 
The Conference will be a space for learning, development of competences, dialogue and sharing of experiences among 50 international participants with the following profile:
– Municipality representatives working in either youth, social, education and/or employment policies
– Local professional youth work manager or senior professional working with and for young people, especially youth from vulnerable/marginalized backgrounds and fewer opportunities (unemployed, NEETs, migrants, etc.

Whenever possible, these participants should preferentially have already worked together within their own local setting and be able to work together after the training in order to implement the lessons learnt and boost concrete and sustainable follow-up activities

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus Youth.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) will be provided for  the organizers in the Cascais city centre. Accommodation will be provided in double rooms.

Travel reimbursement

– Arrival day is 2nd December 2018 and departure day is 7th December 2018. The arrival and departure airport is Lisbon

– Flight tickets shall be bought only after agreement and confirmation with the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum pre-agreed with the organizers, according to the Erasmus + rules (please see below the amounts that will be reimbursed per participant per country)

– Reimbursement of travels will be done via bank transfer after the Conference

Portugal – 0€

Italy, Germany – 275€

Latvia, Poland, FYROM, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Finland, Croatia, Bulgaria   – 360€

Turkey, Lithuania – 530€

Application

Organiser:

Cascais EYC2018 in Cooperation with DYPALL Network – Youth NGO

Phone: +351911067423

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ana Morgado

E-Mail: ana.morgado@dypall.com

Manchester

Training Course: Tackling Racism and Radicalization

Dates: 11-15 November 2018

Venue: Bristol, United Kingdom

Eligible are 15 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other Countries in the World

Application deadline: 27th October 2018

This Training will bring together professionals, youth workers and organisations invested in tackling racism/radicalization. Through a series of lectures, activities, and events the participants will become better agents of social change.

General Description

This Training Course aims to empower participants to become active in the fight against Racism & Radicalization. By the end of the course, the participants will not only have fostered greater tolerance but have become better agents to enact social change.

Participants will leave with stronger relationships with other European organisations creating the potential for future projects.

Objectives
1) Develop participants competence to speak publicly on issues regarding racism and radicalization
2) To provide participants with the skills and tools needed to tackle racism and radicalization.
3) To create international cooperation between professionals from numerous counties
4) To share best practice in order to heighten the quality of anti-racism and anti-radicalization initiatives.

Full information on the training can be found in the training pack.

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Costs

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth.

Participation fee

£400

What does the Participation fee cover?

– The full training course

– All materials during the course

– Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner during the course

– Tea breaks during the activities

– Social Activities

– A day trip in Bristol

– Transportation to and from Bristol Airport

– Visa Invitation letter

Travel reimbursement

N/A

Application

Organiser:

The Sociological Mail – Youth NGO

Phone: +777078128

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

S Knight

E-Mail: shanekaknight95@outlook.com

Antalya

Training Course: Inclusion of Refugees in Non-Formal Education Context in Youth Work

Dates: 7-15 November 2018

Venue: Eskisehir, Turkey

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 7th October 2018

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

General Description

The refugee population is, mainly, made by young people aged between 13-30; in Turkey the percentage is more then 75%. Most of those young people have to be educated to prevent marginalization; in parallel to this issue there are no opportunities for those young refugees to participate to education processes in the Youth Works.

In additional, youth workers/leaders are not competent enough to provide educational opportunities in EU and neighboring countries, especially in places like Turkey and Greece.

The methods used during the TC:

The methodology of the training will be based on the non-formal education methods such as:

  • role-plays,
  • case studies and group work;

there will be a space for participants’ to try out their own methods.

The participants will become aware about the refugee situation in their countries and in EU general therefore they will be able to take initiative towards those issues in their local communities.

Participating in the project, it will motivate them, in their work, as they are working in their local communities as youth workers therefore they will be acting as change makers.
In the long run, potential benefits of the project:

– Racism and xenophobia towards refugees and young people with migration background will be decreased.
– Educational services (in youth work) for refugees and young people with migration background will be increased.

Objectives of the training course:
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 it 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 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 organizations engaged in the field of youth work.

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

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Costs

This Training is financed by Erasmus+ Program

The accommodation and food will be covered by Tepebaşı Social Asistance and Solidarity Foundation in the context of programme rules of Erasmus+

The travel reimbursements will be covered by the maximum limit based on distance calculator of Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

  • SWEDEN, NORWAY, SPAIN:530EUR
  • UK, GERMANY, FRANCE :360EUR
  • ROMANIA, ITALY, GREECE, LITHUANIA, FYROM :275EUR
  • TURKEY:20EUR

Application

Organiser:

NICOLA UK – NGO

Co-organizer:

Tepebaşı Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation -NGO

Phone: 0044 (0) 207 386 8865

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Michela FERRARA

E-mail: buyilmaz@tepebasisydv.gov.tr

Mobile:+905318303232

E-Mail: michela.ferrara@nicolaarts.org

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Training Course: Kino Soria

Dates: 11-18 November 2018

Venue: Soria, Spain

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 10th October 2018

The intention is to learn how to develop video-creation projects aimed at express and project creativity, sensitivity and critical sense, an element that facilitates inclusion, collaboration and conflict resolution in the construction of the cities.

General Description

For a week we will do different non-formal education workshops to work on sensitivity, creativity, personal and gender expression and non-violent communication.

Several technical and practical workshops will be deployed, in order to learn how to deal with audiovisual technology, film language and we will end up creating short films where we will discover and project our vision of city and the creation of the cities of the future.

We will take advantage of the celebration of the XX Edition of the International Short Film Festival of Soria to promote this action focused on promoting the social participation and the creation of European citizenship using creativity and art as tools.

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

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Costs

 

This Training is financed by Erasmus+ Program

The organization provides, covered by the project, accomodation and food, with vegan option and alimentary intolerances adaptations for all the participants during the week.

Reimbursement of your travel cost is subject to the following criteria:

We will cover the participants travel to a maximun of

  • 275€/ participants coming from Czech Republic and Hungary
  • 360€/ participants coming from Romania, Moldova and Turkey
  • 530€/ participants coming from Georgia and Cyprus
  • 820€/ participants coming from Azerbaijan

For those participants who need visa (Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey) you have an extra budget of 90€/person to cover visa expenses.

If you exceed this limits, the cost of the excess will be covered by yourself.

Application

 

Organiser:

Ayuntamiento de Soria – Municipality etc..

Phone: +34651393102

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Belén Andreu

E-Mail: harmoniicoaching@gmail.com

Tallin on the way

Training Course NE(E)T working: Towards inclusion in international youth work

Dates: 18-22 November 2018

Venue: Tallinn, Estonia

Eligible are max 27 participants coming from: Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 8th October 2018

This training course will give time and space to share and gain knowledge and skills on how to work strategically with young people in NEET situation, how to cooperate to use Erasmus+Youth and European Solidarity Corps as a tool in youth work.

General Description

Often we do our work and would never imagine that there are other youth workers working with similar issues and similar groups of youngsters. Sometimes we think on where to get new ideas and inspiration to continue our work with young people.

We invite you to attend this training to meet other collegues from around Europe and find out about their experiences, share your practice, get new ideas and inspiration for your work with young people in NEET situation.

Natasha Gudakovska and Paul Kloosterman (Trainers of the training course)

This training course will bring together professionals working with young people in NEET situation and those working in organisations which offer young people international youth work opportunities (especially through Erasmus+ Youth / European Solidarity Corps).

The TC will give time and space to participants to share and gain knowledge and skills on how to work strategically with young people in NEET situation, how to use Erasmus+ Youth and other international youth work possibilities as a tool in their work and to find a way into trustworthy partnerships on national and international level and good quality projects.

There are many young people, who due to their life situation miss out the opportunities that are often promoted as open for all. Those are the young people who might in many ways be the ones who benefit the most from a possibility to be involved together with their peers from other countries in an international project or voluntary activity.

Background

This training course is organized in the framework of the Erasmus+ Youth NA’s strategic partnership on Inclusion. The main objective of this partnership is to improve and increase the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in the programme, in line with the Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in field of youth.

This partnership fosters sustainable engagement and capacity building of organizations either already working with young people with fewer opportunities in international activities through Erasmus+ Youth or those organizations planning to do so. An important part of an international cooperation is a strong partnership of organisations, especially when it comes to involvement of young people with fewer opportunities.

It is important to cooperate with trustful partners both in your own country and abroad to make sure that young people taking part in an international project get support according to their abilities and needs. It is also important to know the young people you and your partners work with and the realities in your partner countries.

The main objectives of the training:

  • To understand the different concepts of young people in NEET situation on international level;
  • To understand the different realities of young people in NEET situation in the involved countries;
  • To understand how Erasmus+ Youth / European Solidarity Corps can be used to include young people in NEET situation (incl real examples with highs and lows of the work);
  • To know tools to work with young people in NEET situation within Erasmus+ Youth/ESC framework; 
  • To develop partnerships to implement Erasmus+ Youth / ESC projects both on international and national level;
  • To find ways to work more strategically and in cooperation with other organisations to involve young people in international youth work.

Team The TC will be developed in an international team of NA’s and trainers, Natasha Gudakovska and Paul Kloosterman.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth 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 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 Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth NA for further information about the financial details.

Application

 

Organiser:

Archimedes Foundation Youth Agency/Estonian National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth programme

Phone: 003725514112

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Training Course for NEETS.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kai Raku

E-Mail: kai.raku@archimedes.ee

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.