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Training Course: Training for volunteer workers in Larissa

Dates: 20-24 January 2020

Venue: Larissa, Greece

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Greece, Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Italy

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The Staff Training will last 5 full days. The staff will join the Training Event in oder to incorporate more innovative and creative teaching methods and share their knowledge and experiences with other international staff.

General Description

Within the framework of the european project Erasmus (KA2): YECh – Youth voluntEering Certification. , we are looking for volunteer organisations which are interested in offering their staff a 5-day training in Greece.

From 20 to 24 January 2020 in Larissa, Greece, an employee training course will be organised by our local partner (Institute for Entrepreneurship Development (I.E.D.)).

The employees of your organisation would thus have the opportunity to participate in the training event in order to integrate more creative teaching methods for the young people in the local courses and to exchange their knowledge and experience with other employees.

The training is aimed at a selected team of 28 youth trainers (4 participants per country, including 4 people from the Larissa area) aged between 20 and 29.

Participants must be able to understand and speak English, be open to new ideas and show motivation to participate in the transnational activity.

In summary, the profile of participants in staff training is as follows:
– Youth workers/trainers in the field of voluntary work/NGOs
– Age 18+
– You must be able to work in English

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Up to 530,00 EUR per person will be reimbursed if invoices are provided (accomodation, transfer, food)

Travel reimbursement

Up to 275,00 EUR per partcipant for travel (flight) will be reimbursed

Participation fee

No.

Application

 

Organiser:

Italian-German Chamber of Commerce – Others

Phone: 0049/89/96166172

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Martina Agosti

E-Mail: agosti@italcam.de

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Training Course Idea 4U: Innovative Design of Entrepreneurial Activities for Youth

Dates: 12-20 November 2019

Venue: Nea Makri (Athens), Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

Aspiring or practicing youth worker and/or entrepreneur? Join us in this journey to widen your creativity and your entrepreneurial mindset, using the Design thinking methodology to solve social challenges with European & local impact.

General Description

Givеn thе сurrеnt сontеxt of high youth unеmploymеnt in mаny Еuropеan countriеs, thеrе hаvе bееn rаising initiаtivеs from youth work stаkеholdеrs to build up thе еntrеprеnеuriаl сompеtеnсеs of young pеoplе, not only to hаvе thеm сrеаtе thеir own jobs, but mostly to hаvе thеm аdopt аn еntrеprеnеuriаl approach to thеir profеssional carееrs.

Howеvеr, thе tools that havе bееn usеd for еntrеprеnеurial lеarning аrе yеt to еvolvе in ordеr to adapt to thе nеw challеngеs in an incrеasingly digital еra. This is particularly nееdеd in ordеr to rеducе thе vulnеrability of thе NЕЕTs and raisе thеir еmployability in a fast pacе changing job markеt.

Аs onе of thе trеndy mеthods in innovаtion аnd еntrеprеnеurship еduсаtion, ‘Dеsign thinking’ rеmаin an еxсlusivity of thе ‘stаrt-up sсеnе’ аnd lаtеly gаining ground with soсiаl еntеrprisеs, but it is still fаr from bеing аdoptеd by thе youth work community, еvеn if its procеss is non-formal еducation friеndly.

Thеrеforе, Thеrеforе, thе goal of ‘IDЕA 4U’ is to support youth workеrs in dеvеloping аnd shаring еffесtivе innovаtivе mеthods in еntrеprеnеuriаl youth work еduсаtion aiming to rеасh out NЕЕT youth by introduсing аnd еxpеrimеnting thе Dеsign thinking Mеthodology.

Hеncе, wе will addrеss thе following spеcific objеctivеs:

O1: Fеdеratе 30 Еuropеan youth workеrs to bеcomе multipliеrs of thе ‘Dеsign Thinking procеss’ adaptеd to youth work practicе.
O2. Gathеr thе youth workеrs to gеt hands on thе ‘Dеsign Thinking’ procеss, by crеating 7 businеss idеas inspirеd from prе-dеfinеd challеngеs in thеir local community.
O3. Up-skill youth workеrs to fostеr thе еmployability and sеnsе of initaitivе of 250 young NЕЕTs from 10 Еuropеan countriеs.
O4. Dеvеlop thе toolkit ‘IDЕA 4U’ dеtailing thе procеss of ‘Dеsign Thinking’ as appliеd to еntrеprеnеurial lеarning in youth work.

This рrojеct is rеlеvаnt for раrticiраnts with thе following рrofilе:
Prоfilе/Baсkgrоund оf partiсipants:
-Yоuth wоrkеrs: Who arе еmpowеring NЕЕTs and rеgularly conducting local activitiеs that involvе thеm as a main targеt group. Thеy lеad activitiеs linkеd to facilitatе a lеarning proсеss, guiding, mеntoring, сoaсhing, informing or supporting young pеoplе, onlinе and/or offlinе, outsidе thе formal еduсation sеtting.

-Nоn-fоrmal еduсatiоn trainеrs/faсilitatоrs: trainеrs/faсilitatоrs arе by еxpеriеnсе yоuth wоrkеrs as wеll, thоsе partiсipants havе a mоrе еxpеriеnсе with еntrеprеnеurship and nоn-fоrmal еduсatiоn in gеnеral fоr having faсilitatеd prеviоus aсtivitiеs aiming to drivе thе еntrеprеnеurial lеarning of thеir partiсipants.
-Young еntrеpеrnеurs: еagеr to sharе thеir еxpriеnсе with thеir pееrs in dеvеloping thеir own projесts and building up thеir еntrеprеnеurial skills and that arе willing to apply and dissеminatе thе knowlеdgе aсquirеd during thе training сoursе.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals are 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are 100% covered up to the Erasmus+ distance calculator corresponding amounts, using the cheapest and most convenient transportation methods.

Participation fee

40€ (Greek participants are exempt)

Application

Organiser:

Coconut Island – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@coconutwork.org

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PBA NE(E)T working: find partners to make your inclusive youth work more international

Dates: 3-7 November 2019

Venue: Prague, Czech Republic

Eligible are max 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 22nd September 2019

This training course will give time and space to share and gain knowledge and skills on how to work strategically with young people in NEET situation, how to cooperate to use Erasmus+ Youth Programme and European Solidarity Corps as a tool in youth work.

General Description

“Often we do our work and would never imagine that there are other youth workers working with similar issues and similar groups of youngsters. Sometimes we think on where to get new ideas and inspiration to continue our work with young people.

We invite you to attend this training to meet other colleagues from around Europe and find out about their experiences, share your practice, get new ideas, inspiration for your work with young people in NEET situation. ”Natasha Gudakovska and Paul Kloosterman (Trainers of the training course in 2018)

This training course will bring together professionals working with young people in NEET situation and those working in organizations which offer young people international youth work opportunities (especially through Erasmus+ Youth / European Solidarity Corps).

The TC will give time and space to participants to share and gain knowledge and skills on how to work strategically with young people in NEET situation, how to use Erasmus+ Youth Programme and other international youth work possibilities as a tool in their work and to find a way into trustworthy partnerships on national and international level and good quality projects.

There are many young people, who due to their life situation miss out the opportunities that are often promoted as open for all. Those are the young people who might in many ways be the ones who benefit the most from a possibility to be involved together with their peers from other countries in an international project or voluntary activity.

The main objectives of the training:

  • To understand the different concepts of young people in NEET situation on international level;
  • To understand the different realities of young people in NEET situation in the involved countries;
  • To understand how Erasmus+ Youth / European Solidarity Corps can be used to include young people in NEET situation (incl real examples with highs and lows of the work);
  • To know tools to work with young people in NEET situation within Erasmus +/ ESC framework;
  • To develop partnerships to implement Erasmus+ / ESC projects both on international and national level;
  • To find ways to work more strategically and in cooperation with other organizations to involve young people in international youth work.

Participants:

This activity is for youth or social workers or educators working with the above mentioned target group, and who are interested and motivated to get their young people involved in international youth work. We also welcome people who already have experienced in international youth work.

Priority will be given to following participants:

  • coming from these countries: Latvia , Estonia, Czech Republic, Austria, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Romania and France;
  • knowing the overall aim and strategy of the SPI NEET (contact your NA to get familiar with this)
  • participating in national events organized within the SPI NEET (not obligatory)

Background

This training course is organized in the strategic partnership on Inclusion between NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth program. The main objective of this partnership is to improve and increase the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in the program, in line with the Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in field of youth. This partnership fosters sustainable engagement and capacity building of organizations either already working with young people with fewer opportunities in international activities through Erasmus+ Youth or those organizations planning to do so.

An important part of an international cooperation is a strong partnership of organizations, especially when it comes to involvement of young people with fewer opportunities. It is important to cooperate with trustful partners both in your own country and abroad to make sure that young people taking part in an international project get support according to their abilities and needs. It is also important to know the young people you and your partners work with and the realities in your partner countries.

Please, notice!

After selection of the participants, the NAs should prepare their participants regarding E+ and ESC programmes and their opportunities.

Selected participants should also be aware of the SPI NEET and its basic strategy.

During the training participants will introduce the overall strategy of their organizations related to the inclusion of young people in the NEET situation (not particular projects only).

Team

The TC will be developed in an international team of NA’s and trainers, Henk Persyn and Maja Drobne

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Dům zahraniční spolupráce – Centre for International cooperation in education/ Czech National Agency for the Erasmus + Youth and European Solidarity Corps program – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • UK National Agency – National Agency
  • Latvian National Agency – National Agency

Phone: +420221850940

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule NEET working.pdf

Contact for questions:

Martina Horváthová

E-Mail: martina.horvathova@dzs.cz

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.

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Training Course: EuroPeer Training Course

Dates: 12-17 November 2019

Venue: Piešťany, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th October 2019

A training course for young people who took part in Erasmus+ Youth projects or in European Solidarity Corps projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

The aim of the EuroPeer Training Course is to prepare participants for active participation in the EuroPeers network. EuroPeers are young people who have participated in the Erasmus+ Youth programme / European Solidarity Corps programme and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

They inform young people in schools, fairs, youth clubs, cultural centers or on the street and talk about their experiences. They inform about the Erasmus+ / European Solidarity Corps programme and its possibilities as well as other mobility programmes.

By organising or participating in all kinds of activities, like workshops or lessons, support NA events, and organising exhibitions, they motivate young people to become active and explore Europe.

Objectives

– to gain basic knowledge about mobility programmes in Europe.
– to gain/develop new knowledge and skills in project management, PR activities, chairing and presentation techniques
– to find practical ideas and tools how to teach others about Europe and Erasmus+ Youth programme/European Solidarity Corps

Social media will be used: e.g. live blog, pictures, audio, video, etc. to link with the outside world. Participants will exchange their experience and good practice and will be encouraged to undertake actions as EuroPeers after the training course (with support from the trainers after the TC).

Please note, this training course is not available for those currently volunteering under Erasmus+ due to double funding. If you are taking part in an Erasmus+ placement at present, please get in touch with your National Agency to find out more about other opportunities available to you. National Agencies will also be able to advise on ways you can get involved after completing your Erasmus+ placement.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Slovak National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +421 917 402 508

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Matúš Zibala

E-Mail: matus.zibala@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.

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Training Course Vision Ahead: Media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises

Dates: 8-15 December 2019

Venue: Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 30th September 2019

Vision Ahead – media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises. This is a learning program. It requires full focus and participation.

General Description

Travel reimbursement is only sent to those who fully participate in all phases, including the follow-up and dissemination.

Vision Ahead is a training course on media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises

We are aware or we should become aware that branding and namely the video presence of our initiative is the second thing we have to build (after our website). Nowadays technology allow us to create video productions without expensive equipment. Smartphones, laptops and other low cost gadgets can offer high quality video productions.

For this reason Smokinya Foundation is inviting you to Vision Ahead project. It is a 2 phase project where you will have the chance to learn how to build a social promotional video of your organization and/or initiative with low cost equipment as well as to learn and experiment together with 31 more people, how to use video by creating yourselves a video for a Plovdiv based non-profit initiative.

During the 8-days program participants will:

• Get acquainted with media literacy
• Receive practical skills in film-making in all stages (pre-production, production post pro- duction)
• Explore ways to promote and disseminate videos online
• Adapt Media Literacy to own methods working with their target groups
• Create a promotional video for an Plovdiv based social enterprises & non-profit initiatives

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

  • participant from Bulgaria,North Macedonia, Serbia,Greece; €180
  • participant from Hungary, Italy, Romania, Latvia,Germany, Poland; €275
  • participant from Spain; €360

Travel reimbursement

We ask for 60 EUR per person participation contribution at registration.This is an investment in your learning and co-funding support to Smokinya Foun-dation effort to provide quality materials for the training course.

In case this amount is excessive for you contact us for options.

Application

 

Organiser:

Smokinya Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +359888653280

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Vision Ahead.pdf

Contact for questions:

Tihomir Georgiev

E-Mail: info@smokinya.com

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Training Course: Transformation of Soft Skills

Dates: 1-8 November 2019

Venue: Treviso, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The development and recognition of soft skills is one of the priority of European Commission educational programmes, including Erasmus+, and youth work in Europe.

General Description

Transformation of Soft Skills” aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

The project is built up in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Programme in the youth field;

  • improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market.
  • Additionally, it will be promoted active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people and enhance the international dimension of youth activities and enhance the capacity of youth workers and organisations in their support for young people.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • The maximum travel limit for all eligible countries is: 275 Euro.

Participation fee

30 Euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Centro educativo di progettazione e hosting internazionale (CEPHI) – Youth NGO

Phone: +34692415557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Transformation of soft skills.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zek Dundar

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

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Training Course: Countering the Radicalisation of Young People (German speaking training course)

Dates: 13-19 October 2019

Venue: Ev.Jugendbildungs- und Begegnungsstätte Hirschluch, Germany

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

The fact that young people develop differently from social expectations is normal from a developmental and sociological point of view. During the training course we want to deal with the radical attitudes of young people.

General Description

Background: The fact that young people behave differently from social expectations is normal in terms of developmental psychology and sociology.

They question what is socially recognized, distance themselves from current social conditions, and embark on a search for their own identity and life plan. This questioning of the status quo by young people turns out to be more or less “radical”.

In the context of youth work, a distinction between security policy, preventive and educational aspects is all the more necessary. As with many other social issues, youth work must not be allowed to be taken up simply as a duty. Rather, youth work must clearly focus on its pedagogical work, which in principle is directed at all children and young people and young adults.

Develop an attitude: During the training, the experts work out and reflect on the causes, handling and effects of radicalisation tendencies among young people and agree on an attitude with which they want to counter them.

Learning methods: Participants should become familiar with methods and strategies that focus on communicating the basic common values of our society. The aim of these is to counteract radicalisation tendencies among young people and to avoid them.

Exchange experiences: The participants’ many years of experience from their work in the youth field make it possible to include different perspectives and problems. There will be room for the exchange of current developments, challenges and examples of good practice.

New project ideas can be developed and joint opportunities for action and shaping can be expanded.

Involving young people: The views and opinions of young people are essential and must be perceived first and foremost. That is why we follow an unusual training approach and will include it in our work processes and discussions in order to enable an ongoing dialogue at eye level between young people and specialists.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • Germany: 10-99 km: 20.00 EUR
  • Austria: 100-499 km: 180.00 EUR
  • Luxemburg, Italy : 500-1999 km: 275.00 EUR

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugendhilfe und Sozialarbeit e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 (0) 3361 7477740

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Countering the Radicalisation of Young People.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sebastian Redlich

E-Mail: s.redlich@jusev.de