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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

Garni Temple in ArmeniaConference: Common Remembrance, Future Relations: Experiences from Armenia, France, Germany, Israel and Turkey

Dates: 3 May – 31 December 2017

Venue: Armenia, Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Armenia, France, Germany, Israel, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th March 2017

The Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations (Germany) and Armenian Progressive Youth (Armenia) invite you to join “Common Remembrance, Future Relations: Experiences from Armenia, France, Germany, Israel and Turkey” 3 stage program.

General Description

The burden of the past and blind spots in the construction of national historical truths often manifest in obstacles to intergovernmental cooperation. However, the mutual exchange of societies’ experiences and their understanding of past events can facilitate processes of remembrance, reappraisal and reconciliation.

By connecting youth workers, NGOs and guiding a structured exchange of the culture of remembrance as well as memorial practices in Armenia, France, Germany, Israel and Turkey, the project is designed to reduce images of the other, to initiate reciprocal learning processes in remembrance, commemoration and reconciliation work, and to foster intercultural cooperation by planning and launching collaborative projects.

This is a long term program and participants should be able to participate in all the 3 stages of the program.

The program is divided into 3 phases:

1. First meeting in Yerevan, Armenia:
This first session aims to provide a platform for youth workers and NGOs to connect with each other. It further enables the dissemination of knowledge as well as the exchange of the countries’ specific cultures of remembrance. (03.05. – 07.05.17)
2. Second meeting in the respective country:
The second phase provides a work shadowing opportunity. Each participant teams up with a partner NGO in order to gain deeper insights into their understanding of past events, to understand their approaches of reconciling with the past and to learn about different ways of communicating knowledge. (5 -7 days)
3. Evaluation meeting in Berlin, Germany:
The last session provides a forum to exchange ideas about the work shadowing, to discuss challenges for the work of NGOs and youth workers regarding remembrance, reappraisal and reconciliation and to plan future projects to create lasting bonds. (3 days)

What do we want to achieve with this project?

The project offers a platform for exchange and networking. Our focus is to support activists, youth workers and NGOs in:
– sharing their knowledge and ideas in the field of culture of remembrance;
– reappraising the past, breaking stereotypes and deconstructing images of the other;
– bringing youth workers and NGOs together and creating lasting bonds of exchange and cooperation between them.

Who is our target group?
We are looking for 20 activists, youth workers and representatives from NGOs:
– who organise and carry out projects in the field of remembrance culture or international political dialogue;
– who live and work in Armenia, France, Germany, Israel and Turkey;
– who have experience in youth work and project management.

How can I participate?
If the above criteria apply to you and you are interested in learning about other countries’ processes of remembering, in sharing your own expertise and knowledge of the field and in contributing to a better understanding between societies back home and in the work with youth, then please send your application (CV, letter of motivation, certificates) by 15th of March 2017 to joana.westphal@ifair.eu

Your motivation letter should include the following information:
– Your present occupation (project, challenges, plans)
– Your motivation to participate at the project; how the project will benefit yourself and your organization.

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Costs

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed by the organizers. Participants choose choose the most economic means of travel.

The accommodation and food will be organised and provided for free.

Participants are required to pay a participation fee of 60 Euros during the first meeting. and it will be paid for participation in the entire program, from Seminar in Armenia, to internship and the Final Evaluation meeting in Germany.

Application

Organizer:

The Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations – NGO

Co-organizer:

Armenian Progressive Youth – NGO

Phone: 0049 1522 7483 779

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Call for Applicants, Common Remembrance.pdf

Contact for questions:

Joana

E-Mail: joana.westphal@ifair.eu

For questions on the project or the application procedure, please contact varsenik.minasyan@ifair.eu or joana.westphal@ifair.eu

Training Course: Taking action against gender-based violence

Dates: 30 March – 7 April 2017

Venue: Serbia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Lithuania, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th February 2017

For skills development of participating youth workers and providing them with innovative tools in the field of combating gender based violence and promoting gender equality.

Description

The type of the project is Training course using interactive, innovative and creative methods of non-formal education regarding gender issues: gender stereotypes, gender-based violence and gender-based hate speech. TC will gather 30 participants (youth workers, youth leaders and volunteers) from 10 CoE member states.

Project “Taking action against gender-based violence” will be realized through seven day long training course for 30 youth workers/activists/leaders directly involved in work with young people.

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 main objectives of the project are:

-To strengthening social and personal knowledge and competencies of youth workers/leaders for dealing with gender based stereotypes, violence, hate speech and discrimination on national level and wider.
– To introduce and explore and possibilities of using various video and graphic techniques with young people in the field of gender equality

– To explore innovative techniques and possibilities of online media and social network as powerful channel for cooperation, communication, dissemination, acquiring information, spreading the message, etc
– To strengthening cooperation and exchange of youth work practice between youth NGOs from CoE member states and promote EYF programme as a tool for cooperation and the possibilities that it offers.

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Costs

 

This project is funded by Council of Europe in the frame of European Youth Foundation.

Accommodation and food costs in the hotel will be fully covered by hosting organization.

Travel costs: 70% of actual travel costs will be reimbursed to participants by bank transfer. Participants are in charge of covering 30% of their travel costs.

Please bear in mind that there is maximum allowed travel costs per participant from specific country.

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

Educational center – Krusevac – NGO

Phone: 00381628917484

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ilija

E-Mail: ilija@ec.org.rs

Training Course: Diversity in Europe – Richness or ?

Dates: 10-17 February 2017

Venue: Elazığ, Turkey

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th January 2017

This training course is based on diversity issues in Europe and aims to increase the competences of youth workers on diversity management.

Description

The richness behind the Europe’s diversity seen when it is looked up the all over of it which accommodates 88 another ethnicities under its roof. In addition to that, there is 150 different regional and ethnic language shows us the another dimension of the diversity.

In all over the world, the 175 million people are living outside of their country of origin and if we looked up the world population, if those people had a country and they will create the 3rd largest country in the world. When this issue taken into consideration, the power of this cultural diversity can be the steering power of the Europe in different manners.

Though, the obstacles on usage of that cultural diversity and the sustenance of that cultural richness are not managing this cultural diversity or not able to prevent the discriminations based on the stereotypes and prejudices. During the management of this process, the conflict management competences and the intercultural dialogue competences plays a crucial role.

The aims of the project:

– To increase the competences of youth workers on diversity management
– To create awareness on discrimination among the youngsters caused by prejudices and stereotypes
– To increase the competences of youth workers on inclusion in particular the inclusion of minorities and Roma people
– To increase the capacities of youth workers who works with the minorities, migrants or refugees

Participant Profile

– Motivation to take part in a mutual learning process in a intercultural setting
– has interest to work on cultural diversity and diversity in Europe
– sensitive on the intercultural dialogue and social cohesion and willing to create follow-up actions
– has a sufficient level of English ( B1-C1 )

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Costs

 

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

The accommodation and food will be for free and there is no participation fee is asked.

Travel costs will be reimbursed accordingly to distance limit in cash on training site. You can see the max travel budget per country on below.

Lithuania : 360 EUR
Romania : 275 EUR
United Kingdom :530 EUR
Estonia : 360 EUR
Italy : 360 EUR
Hungary : 360 EUR
Slovenia : 360 EUR
Czech Republic : 360 EUR
Slovak Republic : 360 EUR

Application

 

Organizer:

Value the Difference, Youth Group – NGO

Phone: +90 541

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Diversity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Training Course: More education, less discrimination

Dates: 13-23 October 2016

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are 25 youth participants coming from: Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Turkey

Application deadline: 17th September 2016

The purpose of the project is teaching youth workers to identify, understand and stop discrimination. We will focus on using a large variety of non-formal methods that can help us raise awareness about the negative effects of discrimination.

Description

The project „More education, less discrimination” is a training course which will take place in Bucharest, from 13-23 October 2016. 25 youth workers from 5 countries will spend 10 days together learning non-formal methods to fight discrimination. The purpose of the project is teaching youth workers to identify, understand and disarm discrimination. We will focus on youth workers that work in an area where discrimination is a problem.

During the project we will focus on:
• a deeper understanding regarding discrimination
• quick identification of discrimination
• ways to discourage youngsters to discriminate and to be discriminated
• knowing methods of underlining the negative effects of discrimination
• a better way to communicate with the young people
• more confidence in the capacity to make a change
• a bigger motivation to improve youth work
• examples of good practices
• personal and professional development

Our objectives are:
1. Improve knowledge regarding the types of discrimination, the negative effects of discrimination, what are stereotypes and prejudices and how to avoid them, what is non-formal education and how can we use it to fight discrimination
2. Developed the ability to use non-formal methods to raise the awareness, adapting non-formal methods to different target groups and communicating more efficiently regarding difficult subjects.
3. Have more confidence, developed an protective attitude regarding the people that are discriminated, explain to young people what are the side-effects of discrimination.

Together with the volunteers from the Soliddar association and our partners, we structured the projects schedule in such a way that the participants will extract as much as they can from this experience. We will discover together what the best methods to prevent discrimination are and through our visits to the high schools we will put in practice what we have learned.

Because of the activities done during the project, the participants will have the instruments necessary to identify discrimination and to find solutions suited to the needs of a targeted group. Thus, through the accumulated information, the participants will have more confidence to act when they see a discriminating behavior. Also, they will better understand the European dimension of this situation and they will be better equipped to handle intercultural interactions.

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Costs

 

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered.

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to this limits:
180 euros/participant from: Bulgaria
275 euros/participant from: Italy, Hungary, Turkey
Romania: there is no transport reimbursement

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organizer:

Soliddar – NGO

Co-organizer:

Orenda Foundation – NGO

Come pensiamo. Etnografia e formazione – NGO

Támaszpont Mentalhigiénés Oktatási és Prevenciós Kiemelten Közhasznú Alapítvány – NGO

Phone: 0729

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Training Course: Step by step – Intercultural learning on gender stereotypes

Dates: 19-27 September 2016

Venue: Pilismarót, Hungary

Eligible are 15 participants coming from: Italy, Malta, Hungary, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 5th August 2016

The aim of the project is to deal with stereotypes from various fields of life, their effect on personal and professional development, the impact on political, social and cultural life with a special focus on gender roles and expectations.

Description

Gender roles and stereotypes represent two interrelated topics which both deal with human rights and the conception of democratic society.
The project will take into account the following fundamental rights of the EU:
1) Gender equality.
2) Equal opportunities.
3) Non-discrimination.

The project strives to discover stereotypes from various fields of life and at the same time to explore and understand the way young people from various countries interact with peers of the same and different sex. The goal is to understand how society influence gender roles to make changes in expectations toward each other and communicate in a more harmonious and effective way.

During the international activities the following aims will be processed:

1) To explore, identify and analyze the stereotypes among young people from various countries;
2) Discuss the most common stereotypes and the methods for overcoming them;
3) Identify the rarest stereotypes and examine their effects on ones lives;
4) Exchange opinions about gender expectations between men and women;
5) Learn how to accept the view of the other gender;
6) Practice effective ways of coexistence between men-women;

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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.

The participation fee asked by sending organisation varies from country to country.

Travel costs will be covered according to the following travel limit:
Russian Federation: 170 euro
Italy: 170 euro
Malta: 170 euro

 

Application

 

Organizer:

Európa Ifjúsága Egyesület – NGO

Phone: +74

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions: