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E-learning: Online course on the prevention of violent radicalisation through youth work

Dates: 15-30 June 2018

Venue: Online, Belgium – FR

Eligible are 100 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 14th June 2018

Youth work has always played a role in the prevention of violence. Today there is an increased need for youth workers and take up this role in their work. Through this course we will look at practitioner perspective and try to develop our own projects.

General Description

Youth work has always played a role in the prevention of violence. Today with recent social, economic and political developments there is an increased need for youth workers and take up this role in their work. But what is really “violent extremism”? And what exactly can youth work do to prevent violent extremism and radicalization? What resources are available and who has developed tools for youth workers dealing with this topic?

Last but not least, through this course we will look at practitioner perspective and try to develop our own projects. As a participant you will be able to explore the content at your own pace through following live and recorded lectures, visiting European project web pages or reading tailored content, watching short movies and working individually or in groups.

Course structure:

Week 1

• What is violent extremism and radicalisation? Concept, history and key terms

• Institutions, legislation and research on youth work and the prevention of violent extremism and radicalisation

Week 2

• What is the role of youth work and the role of the youth worker in preventing violent extremism and radicalization?

• Young people: resilience and empowerment

Week 3

• Typology of youth work projects and responses to violent extremism and radicalisation

• Youth work response: asset mapping

Week 4

• Youth work response including the civic youth work action cycle

• Youth work response including narratives and counter-narratives

Week 5

• Youth work response including non-Violent communication

• Support measures in the Council of Europe and other EU programs

Week 6

• Individual project work and submission

This activity is made possible through a grant of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

Participants:
The course is open for participants from Council of Europe and Programme and Partner countries of the Erasmus+ Programme countries.

You will use different learning methods during the course, including: online textbooks, workshops, evaluation, individual and group tasks, short movies, supplementary bibliography, quizzes etc.

Time:
You will need between 32 to 50 hours (4-6 hours/week) to complete the course, depending on your study pace, as well. You can choose your own study period within the general course period proposed: 15th of June – 1st of August 2018.

Price
Our course is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe and the efforts made by the team of the project.

Certificate
When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get a course attendance certificate.

Languages:
The course will be available in English.

Levels:
Basic – Intermediate

To sign up for the course, please follow this link

Participation in this course is considered a plus if:

– you want to join the ‘’Training of trainers on youth work and prevention of violent radicalization’’ course organized in Sibiu Romania. More on this course and how to apply following this link

-you want submit a request for funding on a national event campaign dedicated to the topic of youth work and prevention of violent radicalisation, call to be open at the beginning of June at www.ecyc.org

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Costs

 

The course participation is free of charge.

Application

 

Organizer:

European Confederation of Youth Clubs – NGO

Phone: 0032479633577

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Rares Augustin Craiut

E-Mail: ecyc@fcjmp.be

Taevaskojas

Training Course: Peace Games

Dates: 26 August – 3 September 2018

Venue: Sluňákov, Horka nad Moravou, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 17th June 2018

Are you curious to explore games as learning tools to develop political participation, inclusion and non violent communication? Would you like to learn how to introduce tips and principles of “gamification” in your educational work? Then, the game is on!

General Description

“Peace Games” is the second edition of a 8-days residential training course on Game-Based Learning promoted by the Czech organisation Dobroti. The course aims to explore games and gaming methodologies of different types and on different platforms (social games, role playing games, boardgames, video and digital games, creativity expression exercises) and their application in educational activities.

The project will take place in the Czech Republic, close to the city of Olomouc, in the beautiful ecological centre Sluňákov, from the 26th of August to the 3rd of September 2018 (travel days included). It will involve 24 participants from 12 different European countries (Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Romania, Turkey, Germany, Greece, UK, Portugal, Ireland, Hungary and Slovenia).

The objectives of the training course are:
• to define a positive approach to leadership and develop related skills;
• to explore games as learning tools to develop political participation, inclusion and non violent communication;
• to introduce tips and principles of “gamification” in education and training, and to discuss potential negative side effects;
• to empower trainers, youth workers and leaders to increase young people’s participation to political life, reduce radicalization and xenophobia, promote a less violent society – and endow them with applicable tools.

The language of the training course will be English.

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Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation and the travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards up to the following amounts:

Czech Republic – 20€
Hungary, Slovenia, Germany – 180€

Italy, Romania, Turkey, Greece, UK, Ireland – 275€
Spain, Portugal – 530€

The course foresees a participation fee as a contribution to the programme, but money shouldn’t be the only obstacle against your participation.

The amount of the fee will be calculated on a sliding scale from 30€ to 100€, so that every participant will be free to choose how much his/her contribution will be according to their own personal financial possibilities and the value they see in 8 days training programme.

Application

 

Organizer:

Dobroti – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Peace Games.pdf

Contact for questions:

Dobroti Team

E-Mail: wargames.training@gmail.com

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Training Course: Youth work against violent radicalisation. The role of democratic competences – Part 2

Dates: 26-29 June 2018

Venue: Slovak Republic

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 3rd June 2018

The role of democratic competences – part 2 is linked to the training of trainers which took place in Utøya/Sundwollen in April 2018 (Youth work against violent radicalization: The role of democratic competences – part 1).

General Description

The second part will be focused more on the practical tools in everyday youth work in the prevention of raising extremism which might result in violent radicalization on both sides – those who spread the hate and intolerance as well as between those who are targeted by hatred and discrimination.

This training aims to build professional competences of youth workers in the field of non-formal education for democratic culture and prevention of extremism.

Youth workers belong to the “first line” professions who have the opportunity not only to notice the signs of radicalization but also to build resilience of young people towards it.

Although the role of youth work in preventing the radicalization of young people is discussed for a while, youth workers still lack the tools and strategies on how to deal with different aspects of extremism and violent radicalization of youth in their everyday practice.

Many times, the expectations are much higher than the reality allows us.

  • What are the cases youth workers should be able to step in?
  • How to avoid frustration of young people and how to foster mutual understanding?
  • Are the radical thoughts natural for youngsters?
  • How can youth workers support their ideas to change society in a democratic way?

Those are just few questions we will discuss together.

The training will enable participants to:
• Implement available educational resources developed by the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of human rights education and prevention of violent radicalization.

• Understand and consider the specific factors influencing young people to enter radical groups in their region.
• Build the resilience of young people towards violent radicalization;
• Foster democratic competences in individual youth and create a democratic culture in their communities.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme. TCA 2018-2019

Being selected for this course, the costs as (accommodation, food etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NA hosting this project.

For this training course is participation fee as contribution needed which varies from country to country.

Therefore please contact your NA (if you are resident in a Programme Country) to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. Thank you.

Application

 

Organizer:

Iuventa, National Agency Erasmus+, Slovakia

Co-organizer:

YiA NA Norway (National Agency

Phone: +421 907 993 233

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Michaela Ujházyová

E-Mail: michaela.ujhazyova@iuventa.sk

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.

Poland in Summer

Training Course: Activists against Xenocide

Dates: 14-21 June 2018

Venue: Krzyzowa, Poland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Estonia, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Poland, Serbia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th May 2018

Activists against Xenocide is an international training on migration for professionals of non-formal education who are interested in the topic and want to learn methods (film and photography) on how to work on migration with young people.

General Description

The training is part of a two-step project. Participants of the training are invited to carry out small projects (micro projects) on migration with young people in their home cities over the summer.

They will have the chance to return to Krzyżowa with up to five young people for the international youth meeting taking place from 08.-14.10.2018. It is not obligatory to take part in the international youth meeting, but applicants with tangible ideas for carrying out projects will be given special consideration.

Since the training is going to be held in English, a high level of English is required.
Participants are encouraged to take part in an intercultural training and discuss during workshops, seminars and film-photo trainings political and historical experiences as well as knowledge of migration. Individual stories of people are in the centre of attention.

Through the training participants address questions such as how can we humanly deal with the refugee situation, what do refugees actually experience, including the situation of the participant’s home countries (solidarity and discrimination) and how they can actively act and advocate for people in need. Furthermore, professionals demonstrate media skills which lead to higher qualification and enable youth workers to work in this area with young people and prepare them for the upcoming youth exchange.

Based on the impact on Europe’s societies we will closely examine, the process of European integration and the way of dealing with today’s migration and refugee situation in Europe. Apart from dominating narratives about refugees and migration today and in the past, that exist in the general European public, participants deal with personal stories of people who have undergone that fate and share their individual experiences.

“Xenocide” is an invented, broader term to cover incidents like genocide and crimes against humanity. The term “activists” refers to people who saved others from suffering by resisting authorities committing xenocidal acts.

During a methodological workshops (film and photography) youth workers will be enabled to work on this topic with young people in their local communities. After the training, participants will use their expertise to carry out micro projects with young people in their home towns. They deal with the current need for standing up against violation of human rights and become active. With the help of film and photography, participants analyse the situation of migrants in their local community.

Up to five young people from each country and their trainer (hence a former participant of the international training) will have the possibility to take part in an international youth meeting in Krzyżowa (08.-14.10.2018).

Furthermore participants get the chance to get trained in new methods and materials of “JustNow – A Toolbox for Teaching Human Rights”. It contains new materials that combine historical education and Human Rights education. Participants will get introduced to a website, animations, learning modules, manuals and examples of good practice.

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Costs

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

Board and lodging of the participants will be fully covered by the organisers.

Escalating Participation fee (covers accommodation, full board and all programme activities)

Participants from Germany and Great Britain: 90 EUR / Estonia, Poland: 50 EUR / Greece: 30 EUR/ Serbia, FYROM: 10 EUR

Travel costs: For participants Estonia, Great Britain, Serbia, FYROM and Greece can be reimbursed up to 275 EUR per person, for participants from Germany and Poland up to 180 EUR of the economy class travel costs.

Application

Organizer:

Kreisau-Initiative e.V. – NGO

Co-organizer:

SocialVisions e.V. – NGO

Krzyzowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe – NGO

Phone: 0049 3053836363

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carolin Wenzel

E-Mail: wenzel@kreisau.de

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Training Course: War Games

Dates: 16-24 June 2018

Venue: Castiglione in Teverina (VT), Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th April 2018

Are you curious to explore games as learning tools to develop political participation, inclusion and non violent communication? Would you like to learn how to introduce tips and principles of “gamification” in your educational work? Then, the game is on!

General Description

“War Games” is 7 days residential training course on Game-Based Learning promoted by Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente. The course aims to explore games and gaming methodologies of different types and on different platforms (social games, role playing games, boardgames, video and digital games, creativity expression exercises)
and their application in educational activities.

The project will take place in Sermugnano, a small village in central Italy, from the 16th to the 24th of June 2018 (travel days included). It will involve 24 participants and 3 trainers from 8 different European countries (Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Belgium, Poland and UK).

The objectives of the training course are:
• to define a positive approach to leadership and develop related skills;
• to explore games as learning tools to develop political participation, inclusion and non violent communication;
• to introduce tips and principles of “gamification” in education and training, and to discuss potential negative side effects;
• to empower trainers, youth workers and leaders to increase young people’s participation to political life, reduce radicalization and xenophobia, promote a less violent society – and endow them with applicable tools.

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Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation and the travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards (for more detailed informations on this point, please check the infoletter attached).

Participants will be asked to contribute with a participation fee of 50€.

Application

 

Organizer:

Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack War Games.pdf

Contact for questions:

Mafalda Morganti

E-Mail: wargames.training@gmail.com

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Training Course: Drop-In

Dates: 22-27 May 2018

Venue: Latvia

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

Application deadline: 25th March 2018

This training course (TC) aims to enhance the capacity of teachers and youth workers in supporting learning process, social inclusion, empowerment and motivation of potential school drop-outs.

General Description

There are many reasons why some young people give up education and training prematurely. This might lead to several negative side-effects such as frustration, mistrust in themselves and in institutions, social exclusion, unemployment, poverty and poor health and in extreme cases criminality and radicalization.

To support the learning process of these youngsters efficiently and stimulate their motivation in education, both teachers and youth workers need new educational methods, strategies and approaches: more comprehensive and learner centred. These should help to create the right environment, in order to stimulate and facilitate young people in articulating their own hopes, goals, dreams and ways of learning which may help them to find their way in today’s society by means of education.

Non-formal methods, which are normally used in youth field but are still rare in schools, may provide this kind of educational environment. Furthermore, they may help young people to develop and acquire soft-skills and competences, useful to cope with the fast changes of the real world and to empower themselves.

Target groups are teachers and youth workers who work with 14 to 18 year old youngsters, who want to have an impact on potential school leavers to boost their learning curve – either inside or outside school- and who want to share and learn in an international group of like-minded. Participants can come from program countries.

General objective of this TC:
enhance the capacity of youth workers and teachers in their support of the learning process, social inclusion, empowerment and motivation of potential school drop-outs.

Specific objectives:
– to gain new perspectives, understand and learn from the intercultural and European differences in relation to potential school drop-outs;
– to ensure a better recognition of the role of the main actors involved in the youngsters’ learning process (i.e. teachers, youth worker, educators, family etc.);
– to identify and share educational methods to prevent school drop-out and to raise young people’s motivation in education.

During this TC participants will be able to:
– increase knowledge on the reasons/consequences for dropping-out school and for lack of motivation in education;
– understand better the role of youth worker, teachers, educators and other stakeholders in young people’s learning process;
– develop sensitiveness and skills in identifying and paying attention to different ways of learning;
– increase capacity in identifying and understanding learners’ needs;
– understand and facilitate youngsters’ learning process;
– identify efficient educational methods/strategy to increase young people’s motivation in education.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme TCA 2017 budget.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Application

 

Organizer:

Latvian National Agency

Phone: +371 67356289

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Drop-In.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sanda Roze

E-Mail: sanda.roze@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.