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Training Course: Powering Entrepreneurship Education For Disadvantaged Youth

Dates: 1-11 November 2018

Venue: Antalya, Turkey

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, FYROM, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Turkey

Application deadline: 14th October 2018

To equip the youth workers working directly with young unemployed people and disadvantaged youth from refugee/asylum seeking and migrant background with essential entrepreneurial and business tools, methods and skills to tackle the problem of unemployment

General Description

The international training course “Powering Entrepreneurship Education For Disadvantaged Youth” aims to train and equip youth workers and youth leaders working directly with young unemployed people and disadvantaged youth from refugees/asylum seekers and migrants with essential entrepreneurial and business tools, methods and skills to enable them to contribute to tackling of the problem of unemployment among youth through quality youth work that promotes self-employment and entrepreneurial culture.

The training course will be based on non formal learning methods and principles, intercultural dialogue and communication including group discussions, interactive presentations, participant’s lead workshops, team work,etc.

The methodology of the project will stimulate active participation, sense of initiative and involvement of the learners. It aims to create a learning space with better self-awareness and awareness of the needs and goals of the groups of young people they work with to enhance the results of the learning process and give birth to high quality projects led by the participants in the future.

The project aims to reveal the value of the Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for youth empowerment and raise awareness about Youthpass tool for supporting young people harness skills and personal growth through self-reflection and learning documentation.

Objectives of the training course:

– Introduce youth entrepreneurship as a tool of fighting youth unemployment;

– Support youth workers in developing and sharing effective methods in reaching out to marginalized young people, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and in preventing racism and intolerance among youth;

– Learn to use youth work to empower youngsters to start their creative search for entrepreneurial opportunities;

– Learn to use non-formal education to support current and future job-seekers to be pro-active and able to apply entrepreneurial approach into career development;

– Explore ways for using youth work to bring alienated and marginalized youth back into the economic mainstream and giving them a sense of meaning and belonging; Helping address some of the socio-psychological problems and delinquency that arises from joblessness;

– Learn to use Youthpass and the Key Competences to support young people through creative process of skill harnessing, self-reflection and documentation of the personal learning process;

– Develop quality youth mobility projects to be applied under Erasmus+ Programme;

– Develop and publish online the “Handbook: Entrepreneurship Education for Marginalized Young People, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants”

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This project is financed by the Erasmus Youth.

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

Accommodation and food

All costs are covered by the project

Travel reimbursement

There are different limits for travel costs for each country:

– Germany: 360 Euro

– Turkey: 0 Euro

– FYROM: 275 Euro

– Hungary: 275 Euro

– Bulgaria: 275 Euro

– Italy: 275 Euro




Lucky Punch Jugendhilfe gGmbH – Youth NGO

Phone: +38971307381

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Powering Entrepreneurship Education.pdf

Contact for questions:


E-Mail: vlade-tearce@hotmail.com


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.

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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This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth.

Participation fee


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




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


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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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.






Tepebaşı Social Assistance and Solidarity Foundation -NGO

Phone: 0044 (0) 207 386 8865

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:


E-mail: buyilmaz@tepebasisydv.gov.tr


E-Mail: michela.ferrara@nicolaarts.org

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Youth Exchange: Instruments for Social Inclusion

Dates: 5 – 11 November 2018

Venue: Cagliari, Italy

Eligible are 6+1 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 42 participants coming from: Italy, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Greece, Croatia

Application deadline: 28th September 2018

The project “Instruments for Social Inclusion” is a youth exchange that will involve 42 youngsters from Italy, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Poland and Romania.


The project will take place in Cagliari, Italy, from 5 to 11 November 2018 and the main topics are exclusion, immigration and the role of the music as a tool to encourage the social inclusion process.

The increase of immigrant flows at European level, is causing the spread of xenophobia and racism, and is causing the success of extremist political factions, which undermines the European Union stability and impede the social inclusion process.

We strongly believe that the music, thanks to its nature of universal language is a perfect tool to combat these prejudices and stereotypes, which come from a lack of dialogue and cultural awareness and from communication difficulties.

The biggest aim of “Instruments for Social Inclusion” is to enhance the social inclusion process through the music and has these specific objectives:

– explore the topic of social inclusion and share good practices developed at European level in this field;
– analyse the European situation about migratory flows;
– create 5 musical tracks about social inclusion;
– use music to promote social inclusion;
– boost the mobility opportunities of the Erasmus plus programme as tool for the social inclusion and personal development.

Working Methods
All the Seminar activities will be done through the methods of non-formal education. The activities will be for example brain storming’s, plenary discussions, simulations, role plays, team building, energizers, ice breakers and many others. Non formal education is voluntary, no hierarchical and all its methods are based on the concept of learning by doing

The Participants Profile: 1 group leader + 6 participants = tot 7 people

Leaders Profile: experienced youth workers, activists who are actively engaged in each partner organization. Leaders are trained in intercultural learning, organizational management, conflict management and crises and possibly be a musician.

Young Participants: The ideal participant should be volunteers or active members from Partners’ organisations and they must be highly motivated to contribute to the project success. We will include youngsters with fewer opportunities.

The selection will be based on the following criteria:
EXPERIENCE in projects tackling exclusion, discrimination and violence affecting young people
MOTIVATION and capacity to develop actions for and with young people on the topic of social inclusion and migrants
INTEREST IN THE TOPIC(s) and possibilities to share about it
OPPORTUNITY to use actively their learning to implement activities
PRO-ACTIVE IDEAS to contribute to the activity, follow-up and dissemination plan.

GENDER BALANCE needs to be followed as much as possible. Participants will be selected through a common application process run by the applicant together with the partners organisations.

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

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

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus + program, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).


Association SarditineraOnlus – NGO


YiA 18 – NGO


Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket for participants: 18 – 30 years old

Group’s leader: 18+

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Training Course: Human Rights from A to Z

Dates: 1-7 November 2018

Venue: Doni Lozen, Sofia, Bulgaria

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th September 2018

The training course “Human Rights from A to Z” goes into the topic of human rights in the context of the phenomenon of forced migration.

General Description

The training will be streaming in two directions – the theoretical introduction of the topic (human rights in the context of forced migration) and building of practical skills in order for the participants to consolidate the knowledge gained and applying it in their daily work with youth.

It will take place in Bulgaria in the period 1st till 7th November 2018 and will gather 34 representatives of organizations from 12 countries – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and United Kingdom.

The training program will be designed following several main topics:
Human rights: Raising awareness about key concepts and terms connected with human rights topic. Understanding human rights’ historical development and evaluating the current situation. Expanding the knowledge about the existing protection mechanisms of human rights.

Forced Migration and Refugees: Expanding the knowledge of the participants on the topic of forced migration in Europe and the world.

The role of the non-governmental organisations: Understanding the importance of nongovernmental organizations and the civil society and their role for protection and respect of human rights, namely of refugees and migrants.

Practical work: Support and guidance in organizing of workshops on the topic of human rights and forced migration. Gaining knowledge about educational tools for effective training of young people on the mentioned topics and prevention of radicalisation.

The participants we are looking for are:
– youth workers, leaders and activists, with interest in and experienced on the topic of Human Rights and Forced Migration
– Age 18+
– Willing to learn and share
– Willing to practise and multiply learning after the training course
– Able to understand and express themselves in English
– Are committed to attend for the full duration of the project

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

Reimburse of the travel tickets will be done according to the rules of the Erasmus+ programme based on distance calculation and at receipt of original documents.

Austria – up to 275 Euro
Belgium – up to 275 Euro
Germany – up to 275 Euro
Greece – up to 275 Euro
Hungary – up to 275 Euro
Italy – up to 275 Euro

Poland – up to 275 Euro
Portugal – up to 360 Euro
Slovenia – up to 275 Euro
Spain – up to 275 Euro
United Kingdom – up to 360 Euro
Bulgaria – 0 Euro

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks from 1st November evening till 7th November lunch will be provided by the organizers.

There is no participation fee.




CVS-Bulgaria – NGO

Phone: + 359 884 766 435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Human Rights from A to Z.pdf

Contact for questions:

Shirin Hodzheva

E-Mail: trainings@cvs-bg.org

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The course will be available in English.

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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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


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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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.




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