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Training Course: Social Video Makers

Dates: 5-12 August 2019

Venue: Velbert (Essen), Germany

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 21st June 2019

Training Course for Youth Workers and Leaders on video making with social message and using digital tools in youth work.

General Description

The primary goal of the project, is to teach youth workers how to shoot, edit and distribute online videos.

We want to empower youth workers and youth leaders with the skill set and knowledge necessary for them to collaborate with youths in making online video content – videos which would carry strong social messages and which can in some instances lead to significant social change within a local, regional, national or international community.

A particular emphasis of our program will be placed on working with youth workers in developing ways to encourage youth to work on online video projects that promote equity, social cohesion, and active citizenship as well as other European values.

A secondary goal of the project, is to aid youth workers understand the media landscape and in particular how youth interact with modern forms of technology, and some of the negative aspects related to media, including the phenomena and mechanisms of “fake news”.

Group size and Partners:
Target group of this project will be 31 youth workers and active members of youth organizations coming from Germany, France, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Italy, Estonia,
Spain, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia

Working Language of the training course is English.

Profile of the Participants:
· Age from 18+
· Youth workers, youth leaders, activists;
· Able to work in English;

· Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she
gets back, act as multipliers;
· Active learners, available for the whole duration of the course and ready to share their experience and knowledge;
· Motivated to take an active part in all the stages of the training course.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation in the hostel (3-4 participants per room) and food (3 meals per day) .

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs of participants from the eligible countries will be reimbursed after the event up to the following amount:

  • The maximum travel reimbursement sum is 275 Euro

Participation fee

40 Euro per pax

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend, Bildung und Kultur e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Social Video makers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalia Seriakova

E-Mail: nataseriakova@yahoo.de

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Training Course: Training for trainers and mentors

Dates: 22-29 June 2019

Venue: Werbellinsee (near Berlin), Germany

Eligible are 39 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 30th May 2019

A training aimed at developing the skills of 39 participants from 13 countries to organise local trainings and mentor local advocacy actions promoting the “New Narrative for Europe” and addressed to European decision-makers.

General Description

The Training for trainers and mentors will involve 39 participants (youth activists, youth workers and youth leaders) from 13 countries who will develop their skills to organise local trainings and mentor local advocacy actions promoting the “New Narrative for Europe” and addressed mainly to newly-elected European decision-makers.

The event will launch the follow-up phase of the campaign “I Choose Europe” aimed at raising the awareness of the European Elections among youth.

The training will be organised in parallel to Young Europeans’ Seminar 2019, an annual event gathering nearly 600 young people and giving them the chance to learn about topics of interest in Europe and beyond as well as talk about their exchange experience with volunteers and students. The two events will be interconnected, allowing the participants to learn from one another.

Participants Profile

  • Age above 18
  • Youth work practitioners (youth workers, youth leaders, trainers, facilitators, activists, NGO staff members and volunteers)
  • Interested in developing their skills in the area of youth engagement, training and advocacy
  • Able to work and communicate in English

About the Project

Coordinated by a broad coalition of civil society organisations, the project “European Youth Together: Road to the Future” (EYT-RTF) aims to encourage young people to participate in debates about Europe and vote in the European Elections 2019.

As part of the initiative, the campaign “I Choose Europe‘ was launched by a large-scale youth event for nearly 2000 people in Paris on 16 March. This was followed by local activities in 13 European countries, many of them connected by a promotional bus tour.

An online campaign using social media and an interactive website allows to collect young people’s ideas about the European Elections and provide them with tools to raise awareness about the importance of the vote. After the elections, young activists will be trained to promote local engagement for the future of Europe in cooperation with local and regional decision-makers.

Project partners:

  • Young European Federalists (JEF Europe), including national sections from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, North Macedonia, Malta, Slovenia and Spain
  • European Educational Exchanges – Youth For Understanding (EEE-YFU)
  • Animafac
  • Assembly of European Regions (AER)
  • Balkans Beyond Borders
  • Center for Intercultural Dialogue (CID)
  • DYPALL Network
  • Europe4Youth
  • Union of European Federalists (UEF)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs of participants from the eligible countries will be reimbursed after the event up to the following amount:

  • Germany €50
  • Austria, Belgium, Malta, Poland,  €150
  • Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Spain €200

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

EEE-YFU & JEF Europe – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Junge Europäische Föderalisten Deutschland (JEF Germany) – Youth NGO

Phone: 00 32 2 512 00 53

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Michal Rybacki

E-Mail: michal.rybacki@jef.eu

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Training Course: Step into Strategic Partnerships

Dates: 7-13 October 2019

Venue: Bristol, United Kingdom

Eligible are 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 17th June 2019

This training course aims to introduce and support potential applicants to medium and large-scale Strategic Partnerships in innovation or exchange of good practice in the youth field.

General Description

If you are a professional working in an experienced youth work organisation and willing to develop innovative practices for the youth work field, this course might be for you!

The course will focus on providing a thorough understanding about Erasmus+ Youth Programme’s funding opportunities for the development of international Strategic Partnership projects.

Strategic Partnership projects provide opportunities for sustainable international cooperation and innovation in the youth field within Erasmus+ Youth Programme. These projects have a lot of potential for the development of innovative ideas and concepts of wider relevance for the youth field in Europe.

With this training course we aim to increase competences for the development of quality Strategic Partnership projects (within Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ Youth Programme), aiming for innovation in the field of youth.

Throughout the 5 day course, you will have opportunities to:

• Explore essential aspects about Strategic Partnership projects being part of the Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ Youth Programme)
• Understand quality requirements for Strategic Partnerships
• Get to know examples of such projects
• Grasp the concept of innovation in the field of youth on European level
• Explore what does it take to build and sustain an equal partnership among organisations
• Understand the main principles of building a structure of activities, outputs and a budget of a Strategic Partnership project
• Learn about the tools supporting the management of such Projects
• Meet other youth work professionals aiming to explore Strategic Partnership projects and sustainable cooperation.

Participants’ profile We are looking for participants who:

• are able to communicate in English (it will be the main working language)
• are directly working in an organisation or institution linked to the field of Youth, based in one of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries
• are experienced in managing projects in the youth field
• are willing to develop innovative practices within the field of youth on international level

• so far have not implemented a Strategic Partnership under Key Action 2 within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
• have a specific idea and willingness to explore possibilities to develop and implement Strategic Partnership projects.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ UK National Agency Ecorys UK – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • JUGEND für Europa – German Youth National Agency

Phone: 0121 212 8947

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Step into Partnership UK.pdf

Contact for questions:

Erasmus+ TCA team

E-Mail: erasmusplustca@ecorys.com

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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Conference: 14th Economic Forum of Young Leaders

Dates: 2-6 September 2019

Venue: Nowy Sącz – Krynica Zdrój, Poland

Eligible are 350 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 24th June 2019

Economic Forum of Young Leaders is one of the biggest international social and economic meetings of young leaders. Its main aim is to strengthen cross-sectoral cooperation among young leaders from programme and EECA countries and policy makers.

General Description

350 young leaders from 35 countries will meet in Poland for the 14th time to debate on the future of Europe. During mutual discussions and workshops new ideas are developed, new inspirations are created and new decisions on taking mutual actions are made.

They are meant to generate changes in the future. It is also a great chance to rise quality and improve recognition of youth work, share good practices in the frame of youth work. The 14th Economic Forum of Young Leaders takes place between 2nd and 6th of September 2019 in Nowy Sącz/ Krynica Zdrój.

The programme will focus on the following areas: future of Europe, economic growth, changes in education, demography, youth entrepreneurship, business management, leadership and the role of young generation in the contemporary world.

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In case of questions please contact the Nowy Staw Foundation

If selected – you will hear back from the organizers (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation) after the application deadline.

  • you will be asked to pay the fees;
  • you will be able to receive visa-related documents (if necessary), reimbursement of travel costs (etc.).

Selection Criteria: all prospective participants should be at least 18 years old, have good command of English and be active in political, social and economic life in an NGO or other institution/organization.

The organizers will also assess prospective participants’ experience in the fields of social, economic and political affairs. Participation in courses, trainings, seminars, affiliation to NGOs will be an asset.

The main aim of the Forum is to gather a diversified group of people from different backgrounds and countries, hence the organizers kindly ask to register only one person per organization. For underrepresented countries and regions the organizers can accept more then one participant per organization.

IN CASE OF ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting Association of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The organizers can cover travel cost for selected participants. Please note that only cheapest means of transport and fares are subject to reimbursement (APEX airfare, 2nd class train ticket, etc.).

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

The travel costs of participants from Eastern Partnership countries, Russia and Western Balkans countries will be covered by SALTO EECA.

Participation fee

For more information regarding the participation fee please contact European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation forum@forum-leaders.eu

Application

 

Organiser:

Foundation for the Development of the Education System – National Agency of Erasmus+ Programme

Co-organisers:

  • European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation – Youth NGO
  • The Eastern Institute – Youth NGO

Phone: +48224631461

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

SALTO EECA

E-Mail: eeca@salto-youth.net

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: IMPROaction 3.0

Dates: 19-30 June 2019

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 31st May 2019

IMPROaction 3.0 is a training of trainers where participants will learn and train the improvisation theatre and brutish drama methodology for youth education.

General Description

The project IMPROaction 3.0 is continuation of IMPROaction series of training courses which aims to develop youth workers competences.

The project will gather 30 participants from 10 countries (Germany, Romania, Spain, Croatia, Poland, Hungary, Malta, Portugal, Italy and Greece). Participants will meet in Berlin between 19th and 30th of June 2019 to learn about improvisation theatre and british drama as a non-formal methodology for youth education and to develop their trainers competences.

IMPRO action 3.0

The aim of the project is to train participants in british drama and improvisation theatre as innovative methodology for non formal youth education in the field of self-development, active citizenship, social inclusion, improvement of soft and social competencies and development of entrepreneurship skills.

Objectives

To create opportunity for participants to learn about the improv and british drama methodology.

  • To provide an opportunity to develop participants set of competences including soft and entrepreneurship skills, social competences, self-development, self-awareness, team work.
  • To give opportunity to develop trainers competences related to creating and implementing the workshops based on improv and british drama.

  • To promote active citizenship, social inclusion, European values, tolerance, solidarity, among youth.
  • To foster cooperation between partners and participants in the field of youth work.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses will be reimbursed at flat rates depending on travel distance:

  • Poland: up to 180 Euro/person;
  • Denmark, Germany: up to 275 Euro/person;

Participation fee

50 euros of participants contribution for the organisational support

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Come ON – Youth NGO

Phone: +48503074049

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Impro Action 3.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course USEE+: Using Social Entrepreneurship in Erasmus+

Dates: 18-25 June 2019

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are max. 24 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th May 2019

As Gandhi said: “be the change you want to see in the world”. What does Gandhi have to do with social entrepreneurship?

General Description

Social entrepreneurship is gaining increasing attention, driven by the desire for change and to see the world as it can be, not as it is. The global economy and national GDPs rely more each time on social economy and the proposal of ethical business based on transparency, sustainability, and tangible and intangible profits and benefits for all stakeholders.

The aim of the course is to create awareness about social economy and social enterprises, appreciate the role of social entrepreneurship that creates social change, deepen participants understanding of the world around them, and to inspire them to create a vision where their passion and desire for change meets self-employability.

As Gandhi said: “be the change you want to see in the world”.

Objectives:

  • Understand what social entrepreneurship is and its relation to sustainable development.
  • Explore different social enterprise approaches and identify different models through showcasing and local study visits.
  • Learn about the social impact of social enterprises.
  • Create a social enterprise business plan.
  • Explore Erasmus+ for entrepreneurial education and source of social enterprises starting point.
  • Acquire practical tools for social entrepreneurs (needs analysis using the ‘problem tree method’, business plan development through the ‘business model canvas’, pitching tools.
  • Develop competences, necessary for social entrepreneurs, such as cooperation, risk taking, sense of initiative, leadership, communication, teamwork, creative thinking and innovation for idea generation and problem solving.

The methodology used will be based on principles of non-formal and experiential learning with an emphasis on the experiential learning cycle of Kolb. Participants will be invited to a safe and comfortable space to express, experiment, interact and participate according to their personality and learning preference. In this way, we seek to maximize the learning outcomes but also the motivation and inspiration to engage with social and solidarity economy.

Target Group

Youth workers, youth leaders, project managers, young people, members of youth social enterprises that are or plan to be engaged within social and solidarity economy. The training course is tailored in a way that can benefit both educational (including youth workers) and social entrepreneurship practitioners who intend to use, multiply and transfer the learning outcomes.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

Organiser:

Hellenic National Agency -Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule USEE+ Greece.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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: Let’s Create a Literacy

Dates: 17-24 August 2019

Venue: Sassari, Italy

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Denmark, Germany

Application deadline: 14th June 2019

“Let’s Create a Literacy” (LCAL) is an Erasmus Plus multi-activity project focused on training youth workers to foster the development of Cultural Literacy to tackle increasing cultural diversity in terms of diffusion of racism and xenophobic among youth.

General Description

“Let’s Create a Literacy” (LCAL) is an Erasmus Plus multiactivity project focused on training youth workers to foster the development of Cultural Literacy to tackle increasing cultural diversity in terms of diffusion of racism and xenophobic among young people from different national and cultural realities through their social inclusion to a global citizenship in an increasingly digital multicultural reality.

The project will involve 30 youth workers who are willing to spread their knowledge and act as multipliers from Germany, Denmark and Italy.

Project understanding of the meaning of “Cultural Literacy” falls under this definition the range of skills and competences necessary to grasp the multilevel set of signs, symbols, historical events and connections making up the implicit layers of meaning in written, visual and spoken communication within a given national/cultural context.

According to the “2015 Youth Report” of the European Comission the future work cycle of the cooperation framework should prioritise evolving skills demands, including citizenship, media and digital literacy, critical judgment and intercultural understanding.

LCL considers Cultural Literacy as a vehicle for fostering an increasingly sensitive and effective use of language in cross-cultural communication through an enhanced understanding of the implicit meanings and connections typical of different cultural backpacks, with a specific focus on young people and on the digital environment.

As the migration phenomena, which alter substantially the cultural, ethnic and religious composition of established Western states, are coupled and amplified by the unprecedented development of communication technologies- with Social Media and ICT tools playing a paramount role, particularly for their popularity among younger generations-cross-border and cross-cultural contacts and communication become increasingly widespread and reticular, from the perspective of both users and producers.

In the above-highlighted context, the ever increasing opportunities brought about by visibility and viral dissemination ensured by digital instruments are at risk of being offset by the pitfalls of a shallow understanding of different cultural sensibilities and peculiarities, whose potential outcomes might result in a dampened communication. Youth operators and organizations need therefore to develop, and to directly support young migrants in developing, a cultural dimension of literacy as a necessary and principled component of the growing digital citizenship.

LCL gathers youth operators and organizations from different European and neighbouring countries with the purpose of sharing complementary sensibilities and expertise on the topic of cultural literacy and communication, processing the latter in the production of comprehensive reference materials (Guide on Cultural Literacy in Communication) for dissemination among youth operators and young migrants in partner countries and beyond.

The methodological results acquired in this first phase will be thereafter tested and further developed in a specific Youth Exchange wherein young migrants from all partner countries will share their cultural sensibilities and cooperate in the production of a Video on Cultural Literacy, providing an illustrative and easily accessible summary of the whole learning path.

Project aims are:
– Enhancing cultural sensitiveness and effectiveness in cross-cultural communication, particularly in the digital arena.
– Raising awareness about Cultural Literacy as a necessary component of digital citizenship.
– Enhance the capacity of youth workers in cross-cultural, trans-border communication and debate, with a focus on the digital arena.
– Sharing knowledge and experience about the topics of Digital Literacy and communication among organizations from different national and cultural environments in Europe.
– Developing a network of like-minded organizations working in the field of promoting Cultural Literacy.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses will be reimbursed at flat rates depending on travel distance:

  • Denmark, Germany: up to 275 euros/person;

Participation fee

Non applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Intercultural Youth Dialogue Association IYDA e.V. – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Mine Vaganti NGO – Youth NGO

Phone: 00492226908940

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mariam Puetz

E-Mail: info@iyda.de