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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.


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.

„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.

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.

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.

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

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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



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: The new concept of social inclusion

Dates: 11-18 December 2017

Venue: Kolasin, Montenegro

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Italy, KOSOVO*, Latvia, Montenegro, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 11th November 2017

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with competences and methods needed for providing social entrepreneurial learning to the young people with fewer opportunities (particularly young refugee and youth with migrant origin).


Social entrepreneurship has been gaining a growing attention in the last few years, as a way for addressing social challenges such as migration.

Social enterprises work for the less privileged people in society; many of them have been supporting the active inclusion of disadvantaged people, contribute to job creation, and often provide services which are socially necessary and useful.

Social entrepreneurship allows young people not only to gain professional experience but also to integrate into society. Youth work can inform young people about the advantages and drawbacks of entrepreneurship helping them make informed decisions.

It makes young people reflect on the values and ethics of youth work and base their entrepreneurial decisions on them. It can also guide them to other services who can help them (employment offices, specialized training courses, local and regional administrations etc.).

Project will facilitate the sharing of practices and methods useful for social entrepreneurship creation and support.

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest means of transportation and preferably for the return tickets. You will be reimbursed for your travel costs only once we receive the original tickets and boarding passes for your trip.

Here is the list of maximum reimbursement, for participants from:

Group 1: Western Balkan – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo* – Maximum reimbursement of 180 EUR
Group 2: Latvia, Italy, France, and Spain – Maximum reimbursement of 275 EUR
NOTE: there is no reimbursements of travel costs for participants from Montenegro.

There is NO participation fee to take part on this project.




NGO Natura – NGO

Phone: Please contact us via email

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Velibor Boskovic

E-Mail: natura.kolasin@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

Training Course: EUtopia?- Diversity in Changing Europe

Dates: 6-12 May 2017

Venue: Riga, Latvia

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

Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 26th March 2017

Change has been inevitable in the history of Europe. Recent changes in the European political climate and attitudes have impact on how diversity is perceived and experienced. Where is this leading to? Could some changes be for the better?

General Description

The past few years have witnessed major changes in Europe. The unity of the EU and Europe as a whole have been seriously questioned and the European political climate is influenced by the rise of new nationalism and right-wing populism.

More rigorous policies concerning immigration and border controls are put in practice. Legislative limitations have been issued on the freedom of expression, at the same time as so called “fake news” are ever more common.

Does it all mean that one of the central values of Europe, diversity, has lost its meaning? As a consequence, how is contemporary Europe dealing with diversity? And what is the role and potential of youth work to react?

The long-term training course “Eutopia? – diversity in changing Europe” will provide time and space to reflect upon the current developments and explore how Europe is dealing with diversity amid social and political change. It will give an opportunity to reflect also on youth workers’ professional responsibilities in relation to those processes and encourage new practices in youth work.

This training course will be beneficial for people working with youth who would like to take time to gain a deeper critical understanding of the concept of diversity and its relation to youth work, as well as create and test various approaches to working with youth in settings reflecting challenges of today.”

This training is the 4th international edition of a training concept developed jointly by the Latvian National Agency for the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme and SALTO South East Europe and Cultural Diversity Resource Centres.

To support youth work practitioners to better understand the realities of young people in a changing Europe and to be more equipped to react upon them.

• To identify the relevant socio-political and cultural conditions that influence the lives of young people on local and European international level;
• to explore the contexts in which young people grow up today, and critically evaluate the current youth work responses to them;
• to understand reasoning and motivation behind young people’s views and attitudes, discover how opinions are formed and encourage critical thinking;
• to challenge/ radicalize the concept of diversity, exploring it based on a values-based, rather than from a normative policy perspective;
• to re-define the role of youth work practitioners in responding to socio-political and cultural conditions by applying values-based perspective of diversity;
• to discover opportunities to incorporate values- based approach to diversity within Erasmus+ activities and to support international cooperation among participants.

The training course is planned to be a journey of four interrelated parts. The process is intended to facilitate self-reflection on working with youth in changing contexts.

1) Online preparatory phase to discover concepts of the activity – April, 8 hours of individual work.
2) Training course to explore mentioned concepts – May 6 to 12 in Riga, Latvia
3) Practice part implemented by all participants in their local communities.
3) Training course to evaluate practice activities and plan further work on the topic  September 6 to 10, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Participants are requested to take parts in all parts of the activity and plan their time accordingly.

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

Info for sending NAs: This activity is financed with TCA 2017




Latvian National Agency



Phone: +371

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: vladislava.skele@jaunatne.gov.lv

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: Regional workshop for EuroPeers in the Western Balkan region

Dates: 8-10 May 2016

Venue: Novi Sad, Serbia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 15th April 2016

This WS is for young people who have participated in Youth in Action or Erasmus+ YIA projects. The WS prepares them to independently share their experiences and inspire their local peers to get involved in European mobility programmes.


The workshop aims to bring together around 25 young people who expressed interest in joining the network of EuroPeers in the Western Balkan countries. SALTO SEE has started the initiative to join the European EuroPeers network in late autumn 2015.

This regional workshop should boost the motivation and basic skills and knowledge of the potential future EuroPeers and foster networking and cooperation among them at regional (Western Balkans) level.

More information about the EuroPeers initiative of SALTO SEE

Objectives of the Workshop:

  • to start working with the young people who joined the EuroPeers initiative in the Western Balkan region and connect them regionally
  • to prepare participants for active independent participation in the EuroPeers network
  • to give participants basic knowledge about mobility youth programmes in Europe (focus on Erasmus+ Youth in Action)
  • to give participants new knowledge and skills in project management, PR activities and presentation techniques
  • to give participants practical ideas and tools how to teach others about Europe and Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme.

Target group of the Workshop

Young people who have taken part in YiA/Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects:

  • who want to inform and motivate by organizing independent activities other young people (their peers) about learning mobility opportunities through the Erasmus + Youth in Action programme, based on their own experience

  • who want to raise awareness among young people about European issues, activities and opportunities;
  • who feel confident to express themselves in English;
  • who are committed to attend the full duration of the training course;
  • who are at least 18 years old;
  • who are residents of the Western Balkans countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia).

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

Being selected for this Workshop all relevant costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) will be covered by SALTO SEE.

All other logistic matters will be given to the selected participants on time.




SALTO YOUTH South East Europe Resource Centre

Phone: + 38

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: andrej.troha@mva.si

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)