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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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Training Course: Strengthening capacities of key youth actors under the project – You(th) inspiring others

Dates: 27 August – 3 September 2018

Venue: Pristina, Kosovo*

Eligible are 33 participants coming from: Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia

Application deadline: 30th July 2018

On November 2017, BLINK together with partners NGO PlusUnë, NGO Center for Citizens Empowerment and NGO IUVENTA decided to apply at the PILOT Open Call for Proposals with the project titled: You(th) inspiring others, launched by RYCO NGO

General Description

A seven days training course, for strengthening capacities of key youth actors. BLINK will be the hosting organization of the training in Prishtina. Through this activity it is foreseen to break the prejudices and the disinformation for the youngsters from RYCO Contracting Parties – Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia, for Kosovo*, as a safety and attractive place, with the people that want to trate and to be integrated.

This is a 7-day training course for strengthening capacities on which will participate 30 youngsters, from 3 places, 10 from Montenegro (5F+5M), 10 from Serbia (5F+5M), and 10 Kosovo* (5F+5M).

The criteria of age 20-30 years old, is defined because of methodology of work and because the project want to improve this target that will work (inspiring others) in the next stages of the project. 15 of them will be youth workers that are involved/working/volunteering/ in minority issues. This criterion is decided because of the main aim of the project.

Social exclusion features similar characteristics in many RYCO Contracting Parties – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, FYROM, Montenegro and Serbia and is determined by a multi-layer deprivation of basic human rights.

On the other side, young people who are not excluded, one can recognize difficulties in detecting exclusion in their own communities and to show empathy to their peers with fewer opportunities leading to the creation of invisible borders in societies.

The project aims to make a contribution to inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities and fostering the quality of support structures for young people by enhancing the competences of those working with marginalized youth.

Furthermore, the project aims to strengthen civil society by facilitating the integration and active participation of young people through an exchange of best practices in order to contribute to intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding and tolerance among young people.

Please refer to the attached info pack for further information as well as application form if you wish to apply.

This publication is produced with the support of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office – RYCO. Its content is the sole responsibility of NGO Better Life In Kosova – BLINK and its partners and does not necessarily present the views of RYCO

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Costs

 

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

1. Travelling will be reimbursed up until the maximum amount allowed per person (see below), from your place to Prishtina.

We will reimburse travel costs as listed below on the basis of the cheapest possibilities, e.g. return bus tickets. During the training course and the receipt of all ORIGINAL tickets, bills, invoices, receipts.

Participants from Serbia maximum reimbursement for return ticket 30 euro,
Participants from Montenegro maximum reimbursement for return ticket 30 euro.

2. This project covers the accommodation and food. The accommodation will be on a 3 or 4 star hotel. Participants will be accommodated in double or triple rooms. The participants will be accommodated with people of other RYCO Contracting Parties then their origin in order to facilitate group-building and team spirit.

3. For this project there is no participation fee, if your application is successful you will be informed if you are chosen.

Application

 

Organizer:

Better Life In Kosova – BLINK – NGO

Co-organizers:

NGO IUVENTA – NGO

NGO PlusUne – NGO

NGO Center for Citizen Empowerment – NGO

Phone: +38344111188

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Strengthening Capacities.pdf

Contact for questions:

BLINK

E-Mail: blink_kosova@yahoo.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Civil Courage against Discrimination – CCaD

Dates: 15-22 April 2018

Venue: Rome, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Romania

Application deadline: 29th March 2018

The general aim of the CCaD training course is to promote in our societies a positive approach and attitude towards the inclusion of young migrant women, and to equip youth workers with new competences and methods, such as civil courage approaches.

General Description

The general aim of the CCaD training course is to promote in our societies a positive approach and attitude towards the inclusion of young migrant women.

Through its implementation, we would like to achieve the following specific objectives:

• To favour the inclusion of young migrant women over 18 in our societies overcoming stereotypes and prejudices
• Equipping youth workers with instruments and competences to favour the inclusion of young migrant women
• To develop civil courage skills to contrast discrimination practices at local level
• To exchange good practices on the inclusion of young migrant women, creating local networks to support it.

The project CCaD will contribute to the awareness raising of participants and their organisations to sensitive issues related to young migrant women across Europe.

Through the training course we will equip youth workers with competences and new methods, such as civil courage approaches, to be used in their work and local environment for contrasting discrimination against young migrant women and to favour their inclusion.

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Costs

 

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

• It is important to participate in the training course from the beginning till the end. No late arrivals and early departures.
• There is a contribution fee of 60,00€ for each participant that will be deducted from the travel costs. Let me know, if the fee might be a problem for you.

• The organizer will arrange board and lodging, content of the training course, materials.
• The organizer will reimburse travel costs to participants after they complete the course and upon receiving their boarding passes.

The reimbursement will follow Erasmus+ lump sum rules: 275,00€ for participants from Austria, Greece, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey and 360,00€ for participants from Estonia.

Application

 

Organizer:

AFSAI – Associazione per la Formazione, gli Scambi e le Attività Interculturali – NGO

Phone: +39 06 5370332

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Civil Courage against Discrimination.pdf

Contact for questions:

Luisa Pagano

E-Mail: l.pagano@afsai.it

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Training Course: Inclusion in ACTion

Dates: 29 March – 6 July 2018

Venue: Hollókő, Hungary

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 7th February 2018

Inclusion in ACTion is 3-phase training program with the aim to provide Social Theatre and Body Expression tools to youth workers directly working with youth at risk of social exclusion in the search for their empowerment and real social inclusion.

General Description

Inclusion in ACTion is 3-phase training program with the aim to provide Social Theatre and Body Expression tools and facilitation skills to youth workers directly working with young people at risk of social exclusion, encouraging them to diversify methodologies and strategies in the search for their target group’s empowerment and in the boost of real social inclusion.

In the search for inclusion and empowerment tools in youth work, Social Theatre and Body Expression offer an invaluable summary of exercises and dynamics that can help us to identify the social issues and challenges that our target group face, as well as the possible solutions to design and implement social actions.

Theatre and movement give voice to the voiceless, and provides an inclusive and safe space that enables people to question stereotypes and prejudices.

The impact is not only visible in the personal sphere of socially challenged youngsters (self-knowledge, self-expression, empowerment and self-esteem) but also in the social self, allowing them to get to know each other and motivating connections with others, accepting and celebrating their differences and respecting diversity in their everyday lives.

Using the inclusive, engaging and universally understandable tools offered by Social Theatre and Body Expression methodologies, we can boost young people’s confidence in their creative potential while fighting against the feeling of exclusion and invisibilization of their needs.

Structure of the 3-phase training program:

-1st Phase: Training Course [29th March – 7th April 2018 (including travel days)] ; Hollóko, Hungary

-2nd Phase: Local Action Phase [April, May and June 2018] ; each partner country

-3rd Phase : Capacity Building Meeting [1-6 July 2018 (including travel days)] ; Hollóko, Hungary

This training program is for youth workers directly with young people at a Local Level, specially if your target group is considered a minority and/or is at social exclusion risk.

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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

Travel Costs Reimbursed for each phase
(1st and 3rd) per participant*:

Hungary – 0€
Croatia – 150€
Slovenia – 150€
Lithuania – 245€
Italy – 245€
Cyprus – 245€
The Netherlands – 245€
Spain – 330€

Participants are asked to contribute with a Participant’s Contribution, according to the possibilities of each participant, on a sliding scale between 60 and 100€ to be paid in cash during the 1st phase of the Training Program, and valid for the 3 phases.

Application

 

Organizer:

Egyesek Youth Association – NGO

Phone: +36204402660

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Inclusion in Action.pdf

Contact for questions:

Szévja Szloboda

E-Mail: szevja.szloboda@egyesek.hu

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Training Course: Too many news – my own views

Dates: 3-11 February 2018

Venue: Lviv, Ukraine

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Cyprus, FYROM, Greece, Jordan, Serbia, Turkey

Application deadline: 14th January 2018

The project aims at examining critically media discourses in our countries and analysing the role and impact of mass media messages in creating a stereotypical image of particularly vulnerable social groups, e.g. migrants and various social minorities.

General Description

Mass media is a powerful force in forming our perception of reality. The recent technological developments have brought profound changes to the way we access and consume news. Today every person connected to the Internet can post information, pictures, videos and comments which can go viral.

This means that they can potentially reach millions of people around the world and influence their attitude to a given issue. The digital revolution can empower but this power comes with great responsibility. In various parts of Europe and neighboring countries young people face different challenges related to media literacy, i.e. exposure to media bias, hate speech, cyberbullying, grassroots xenophobia propagated by media and social networks.

How to stay informed but to avoid misinformation? How to distinguish between reliable information and various forms of propaganda? How to confront and counter hate speech online?

We would like to carry out this project to empower youth workers and activists to become conscious media consumers, to apply their critical thinking skills and to contribute to more inclusive and tolerant societies through non-formal education methods.

The project aims at examining critically media discourses in our countries and analysing the role and impact of mass media messages in creating a stereotypical image of particularly vulnerable social groups, e.g. migrants (labour migrants, involuntary migrants, refugees, IDPs) and various social minorities (racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual).

The participants for this training course will include youth workers and youth leaders who are committed to countering radicalisation and hate speech; work with marginalised youth, particularly refugees and asylum seekers; and/or have first-hand experience of challenges of social or cultural integration (youth activists with migrant or refugee background).

The program will be based on non-formal education methodology and will be tailored to meet participants’ learning needs. Theoretical input will be combined with interactive activities and tools for youth empowerment.

As a result of the training course, youth workers, youth activists and youth leaders will be able to analyse critically the techniques, conventions, and language used by the media and the messages they convey.

They will get a better understanding of how media can positively and negatively influence the diversity and social cohesion in the society and will learn to identify, challenge or avoid media content that might be offensive and harmful. Upon finishing the course, the participants should be able to serve as multipliers in their respective organisations and societies.

Our short-term goals are to develop critical thinking skills of youth workers and leaders, to increase their awareness about the importance of responsible media consumption, and to empower them to counter stigmatization messages formulated by mass media. We also envisage developing strategies, materials, and guidelines which can be later used for basic media literacy training for young people.

The potential longer-term benefits include initiating positive changes in participating countries by decreasing the level of hate speech, racism, and xenophobia particularly spread through social media networks.

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Costs

 

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed 100% within the limit of 275 euros per participant.

Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

European Ways – NGO

Co-organizer:

STELLA – NGO

Phone: +380977156420

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kateryna Nefidova

E-Mail: projects@ngo-stella.org

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

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Long Term Training Course “FEMPOWER”

Dates: 22 July – 16 September 2017

Venue: Yerevan, Armenia / London, United Kingdom

Eligible are 36 participant coming from: Belarus, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Italy, Moldova, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 7th July 2017

FEMPOWER aims to enable youth workers and young leaders to feel and reflect about the power of gender and gender roles by giving them space to discuss, debate and learn more about the topic that often remains undiscussed.

General Description

Long Term Training Course (LTTC) “FEMPOWER” aims to increase the awareness of youth workers and youth leaders about gender equality issues and perspectives in Europe and to provide the participants with skills to develop good quality projects locally and under the “Erasmus+” program focusing on gender equality and gender mainstreaming.

Conservative, discriminating values are hard to tackle. Thus, it is very important to enable youth workers and young leaders to feel and reflect about the power of gender and gender roles by giving them space to discuss, debate and learn more about the topic that often remains undiscussed.

Through the LTTC we would like to develop and improve our participant’s knowledge and understanding on various concepts related to gender issues, analyze traditions, roles and perceptions of gender in different countries and societies. It’s obvious that there will be huge differences as participants will come from different realities and different corners of Europe.

Long Term Training Course envisages 2 stages:

– Training Course in Yerevan, Armenia (22-30 July, 2017)
– Study Visit to London, United Kingdom (11-16 September, 2017)
Both stages of the project should be attended by the same participants. Participation in both stages is mandatory.

The project aims to empower the participating youth workers, youth leaders and volunteers to more efficiently and extensively use innovative and creative tools in their everyday work. The project aims to promote respect of human rights, equal opportunities, and gender equality.

During the training course, participants will gain theoretical knowledge about the Human rights and Gender equality and practical skills how to use an effectively social intervention methods in their youth work in their local communities towards meaningful social change. Participants will learn, practice and produce new graphic and video tools and finally, they will learn how to use online space to combat gender stereotypes, prejudices, sexism, violence and hate speech.

The objective of the LTTC are following:

– To learn about gender equality issues by sharing and comparing the realities in the European Union and Neighboring Partner countries;
– To exchange experiences, best practices and knowledge between youth workers and their organizations on gender mainstreaming and women empowerment;
– To develop participants knowledge and understanding on various concepts related to gender and emphasize the importance of gender equality in youth work;
– To facilitate networking process among participants and promote new common projects related to gender equality.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Program.

Accommodation and food will be provided during the training days. Relevant visa costs will be covered by the organisers.

100% of the total travel expenses of Training Course in Armenia and Study Visit to the UK will be reimbursed by the organizers during the second stage of the project in the UK.

Please check travel budget limits per country below for Training Course in Armenia:

Bulgaria, Romania, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine : 275 EUR
Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Serbia : 360 EUR
Spain, Portugal: 530 EUR
Georgia: 180 EUR

Please check travel budget limits per country below for the Study Visit to the UK:

Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Serbia: 275 EUR

Bulgaria: 360 EUR

Georgia: 530 EUR

If travel costs exceed the amount budgeted in the project, the participants will need to cover the exceeding amount.

Participation fee! There is a participation fee of 60 EUR to be paid in cash during the Training Course in Armenia. This is a participation fee for both stages of the project.

The accommodation and food will be provided during the Training Course in Armenia and Study Visit to the UK.

Application

Organizer:

Armenian Progressive Youth NGO

Co-organizer:

NICOLA (New International Company of Live Arts) – NGO

Phone: 0037410539204

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Nelly Paytyan

E-Mail: hr@apy.am