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Training Course ETS trainer skills workshop: Exploring learning environments in training

Dates: 10-13 December 2019

Venue: Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Eligible are 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: 1st September 2019

This TSW will offer the opportunity for trainers to explore how they define and develop learning environments.

General Description

The learning process is generally the core of the educational activity. This therefore requires not only a special attention, but also to create a suitable environment that supports participants not to limit themselves to the experimentation part and to fully engage with their own conscious learning process.

To strengthen the learning dimension of the educational activities that the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps programme offer, it is important to analyse and contrast the different outlines, situations and possible scenarios where the learning process occur.

A learning process that has been carefully considered but that does not include caring for its environment and what it offers, has an impact on the way participants will engage with their learning experience. It plays a role with regard to motivation to learn, the trust to engage in the process, the sense of well-being, of belonging, of having space for emotions, and in terms of personal and group safety. This is why it is important to have a multidimensional in order to fully support the learning potential.

Aim

The main purpose of this TSW ‘Exploring learning environments in training – creating frames that favour the learning process’ is to explore how to create engaging, inspiring and trustful learning environments in a training context.

Intentions

  • to exchange practices and approaches to create learning environments in a training context,
  • to explore what are the factors that support creating a trustful, inspiring and engaging learning environment (e.g. safety, self-awareness, trust, motivation…),
  • to provide opportunities for further training activities to achieve good practice related with safe learning environment in their activities,
  • to link the experience during the TSW to trainers’ practices,
  • to [better] understand the ETS Competence Model for Trainers Working at International Level and its connection with the theme.

Target group and team of trainers

TSWs are targeting trainers who already have a long-term experience with training in the field of youth. We do not wish to set a strict minimum number of years of experience or a number of training courses but rather focus on the need for applicants to have the capacity to reflect on their practice as trainers, which generally require several years of regular practice. The training activity is for trainers who wish to develop their competence with regard to particular areas/skills and transfer the learning to their youth work practice.

The team of this TSW is composed of Toni Pozo and Monika Kėžaitė-Jakniūnienė.

Duration

2,5 days. Arrivals on the 10th evening and departures after lunch on the 13th.

Context

This TSW is organised by the “Trainer Competence Development” project

The Austrian, Dutch, Czech, Estonian, German, Irish, Polish, Slovenian and Spanish Erasmus+: Youth Programme National Agencies together with the SALTO Training and Cooperation RC develop and carry out this long-term NA strategic partnership project.

Supporting the competence development of trainers is an important aspect to ensure the high quality of youth worker trainings in Europe. The ETS therefore calls for the development of a modular system to train the trainers of youth workers by defining a set of essential competences that can be acquired in specific courses and serve to establish a pool of certified trainers in Europe.

SALTO T&C RC keeps this subject on its agenda and develops projects in cooperation with NAs and other stakeholders.

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 (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). 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:

Spanish National Agency

Phone: +34 91

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Leticia Sánchez

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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 on Soil Protection and Management: Soil4Life

Dates: 14-19 October 2019

Venue: Vaunieres, Village des Jeunes, Solidarités Jeunesses, France

Eligible are 44 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

A 4 day intensive course, Using non-formal learning methodologies, the training led by experts, will share information about The importance of soil protection & management – Learning about the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management

General Description

CCIVS is partner of the Soil4Life project coordinated by Legambiente. The SOIL4LIFE project, realized with the contribution of the European Commission (Life), intends to promote the sustainable and efficient use of the soil and its resources in Italy and in Europe. For this reason the partners involved in the project, are engaged in carrying out information and awareness raising activities and in promoting interventions, including regulatory ones, which are essential to curb the consumption of this non-renewable natural resource.

Process

The Training will be a 4 day intensive course, with arrivals on the 14 and departures on the 19 October 2019.

Using non-formal learning methodologies, the training led by experts, will share information about the SOIL4LIFE project, including:

– The importance of soil protection & management

– Learning about the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM)

The proposed agenda can be found here

The Training will take place during the CCIVS Global Human Rights week organised by CCIVS, during which one day will be dedicated to the actions of the training and work of CCIVS members towards Climate Justice.

The training seeks to prepare Soil Ambassadors who may then take the information gained during the Training course and support with the implementation of actions in their sending organisations projects during 2020.

Participants will learn how to share information concerning SOIL4LIFE with their local projects, by using methodologies that train the trainer. They will learn how to communicate, how to use the communication tools which are in place and how to ensure follow up in their local projects.

During the training the participants will collectively build a model to work on soil protection and conservation, which they can then adapt to their local reality and implement in their home countries. They will share this model on return with their sending organisations and will work to develop and implement the model during the local action.

As a result, each organisation will be requested to implement at least 1 local campaign, which focuses on the importance of soil protection – this activity will be highlighted through the global communication campaign.

CCIVS will coordinate the writing of a manifesto, the content of which will include an overview of the state of soil protection and management, a call to action and a pledge from civil society organisations.

The creation of the manifesto will start with the Training Course, participating organisations will be asked to give their feedback on what they would like to see on a manifest.

Post Training and Support Structure

A blog space will be created for the participants to share questions and updates about what they are doing once they arrive back home – in this way they can mutually support each other, and any questions they cannot answer will be given support by the experts (trainers, CCIVS and Legambiente). They will also be able to request skype calls and send emails for any questions or doubts they may have.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Activities, accommodation and food are covered by the program.

Travel reimbursement

100% of the total travel costs up to a platform of 295 euros will be reimbursed on receipt of all invoices and proof of payment.

Participation fee

Sending organisations/Participants are required to make a 100-euro contribution in support of CCIVS activities.

Application

 

Organiser:

CCIVS – Youth NGO

Phone: 0033145684936

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsBrochure.pdf

Contact for questions:

Linndgberg Ruballos

E-Mail: secretariat@ccivs.org

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Training Course: Earth, Wind & Fire

Dates: 1-8 September 2019

Venue: Miño de Medinaceli (Soria), Spain

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

Earth, Wind & Fire is an holistic, magical and energetic project aimed at improving skills in the field of emotional education and personal empowerment so that they can stimulate and value the young people with whom they work.

General Description

This project is addressed to participants coming from 10 countries: Ukraine, Armenia, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Croatia and Spain. Each country will provide 2 participants that will be selected according to their professional profile and motivation.

We will use techniques of natural healing, personal balance, emotional stimulation, creative development, empowerment in talents and education in values from ancestral cultures, holistic techniques and personal growth, especially those linked to the countryside and nature, to create an active, integrated and constructive youth.

These techniques share the same principles and objectives; connect the individual with their innate abilities and provide them with confidence and determination to achieve their goals, from mindfulness to emotional coaching, through Reiki, Kundalini Yoga or Sound Healing.

The main objectives are:

  •  Create a work guide that includes tools for emotional education and youth empowerment.
  •  Motivate and increase the satisfaction of the trainers by facilitating techniques of
    personal growth, relaxation, concentration and self-help that allow them to achieve
    their personal balance and emotional stability and allow them to improve their working conditions and those of the young people with whom they work.
  •  Improve the skills of educators by equipping them with tools to work and promote emotional education and youth empowerment with their students in order to promote diversity and transmit the fundamental common values of our society, especially to young people with difficult access, and avoid the violent radicalization of young people.
  •  Promote youth development in rural, depopulated areas and regions where they suffer economic, social and cultural difficulties and reach marginalized young people, providing them with tools for their inclusion.
  •  To improve the quality of trainers’ work by increasing their skills and abilities to address the needs of disadvantaged people in terms of sensitivity, empathy and understanding.

The project is aimed at all those people interested in personal growth and awareness, all those who believe that a more complete and healthy human being can be developed, to all those who want to know holistic techniques of personal balance, to all those who believe in nature, in energy, in spirituality, in feminism, in emotional development and in education as a way of life.

In this project we want to give priority to participants with economic, social, geographical, cultural, physical or health difficulties. One of the main values in this project is the motivation of participants, as well as integration and inclusion of people with disadvantages.

Finally, as a collective project, all of us who are part of it will learn, grow and enrich ourselves during this time and all your contributions will be very important for the final result.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Activities, accommodation and food are covered by the program.

Travel reimbursement

We will cover the participants travel to a maximum of:

  • 275€ per participants coming from Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic and Hungary.
  • 360€ per participants coming from Romania, Poland, Ukraine and Greece.
  • 530€ per participants coming from Armenia.

There is no budget for Spanish participants’s travels.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Harmonii Coaching – Youth NGO

Phone: +0034651393102

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Harmony Wellness.pdf

Contact for questions:

Belén Andreu

E-Mail: harmoniicoaching@gmail.com

Budapest

Conference: Become a Quality Ambassador in Learning Mobility

Dates: 22-24 July 2019

Venue: EYC Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 35 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, Eastern Partnership countriesWestern Balkan countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

Get to know 2 new tools to raise the Quality in Learning Mobility and help roll out these tools across Europe to give more young people a great learning experience abroad. If you are fan of international youth projects and quality, you are the one!

General Description

Creating a network of Quality Ambassadors

In Spring 2019, the European Platform on Learning Mobility (EPLM) launched two new tools to support quality in learning mobility projects in the youth field: the www.QualityMobility.app and the Handbook on Quality in Learning Mobility.

To increase the knowledge and use of these two brand new tools across Europe, the team of the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth (coordinating EPLM), in cooperation with the SALTO Inclusion and Diversity Resource Centre organise a meeting to create a network of Quality Ambassadors (multipliers).

Objectives:

  • To get to know the two new EPLM quality tools more in detail;
  • To discuss and design a dissemination and usage plan at European and national level;
  • To enhance the content of the App, and envisage possible developments for the Handbook;

Target group

Representatives of organisations active in the field of learning mobility in the youth field at national and European level, beneficiaries of grants from the European Youth Foundation, Erasmus+ (youth), the European Solidarity Corps and other funding schemes;
Members of National Youth Councils, youth work networks and umbrella organisations with potential to spread these tools amongst their contacts and beyond;
Trainers from the European training communities who can use these tools in their training courses that tackle quality in learning mobility projects for young people.

Conditions

Accommodation, board and lodging will be borne by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth znd by SALTO Inclusion and Diversity.

All participants will be accommodated in single rooms at the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe in Budapest.

Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Travel, food & lodging will be covered by the EU-CoE Partnership for Youth or by SALTO Inclusion & Diversity

Travel reimbursement

Travel, food & lodging will be covered by the EU-CoE Partnership for Youth or SALTO Inclusion & Diversity

Participation fee

Non Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

EU-CoE Youth Partnership

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Inclusion & Diversity – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Davide Capecchi

E-Mail: davide.capecchi@partnership-eu.coe.int

Rome

Training Course Embracing Diversity: Training course on diversity management

Dates: 18-23 November 2019

Venue: Rome, Italy

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, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

TC will give youth workers concrete methods for managing diversity and serve as a space for exploring various kinds of diversity. It aims to influence the daily practice of the participants by allowing them to learn from and be inspired by each other.

General Description

All youth workers have to deal with the fact that the young people they work with are different from each other in many ways – this means that they have to manage diversity. Some differences are more obvious than others – such as ethnicity, religion or language.

Diversity is more than the obvious differences, however – it also includes differences such as educational level, social and economic situation, sexuality, health and hidden or visible disabilities. Many youth workers put great emphasis on including a diversity of people, and this training will help participants to manage this diversity in their work. This is the 3rd edition of the TC.

During the training course, we will look at different concepts of inclusion and diversity. We will offer concrete tools, techniques and methods youth workers can use to manage diversity. We will facilitate discussions between the participants in order to learn from each other and find common ground in our experiences with working with diverse groups. Participants at the course will also learn how to pass on what they have learned at the training to the young people they work with.

Aim:

To support youth work professionals in developing diversity management competences in their daily practice and how to help young people appreciate diversity and cooperate valuing each others’ differences.

Objectives:

  • To explore concepts and different forms of diversity and inclusion;
  • To strengthen and develop youth workers and other professionals ‘diversity management’ competences;
  • To explore the local Italian reality of working with diverse groups of young people (Roma, asylum seekers, LGBTQI, etc)
  • To share different tools, methods and approaches for managing diversity and to reflect on how to adapt to different daily youth work contexts
  • To support networking between participants and the development of Erasmus+ Youth project ideas on diversity

Profile of participants:

  • Professionals working directly with diverse groups of young people on a regular basis. This includes youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, coaches, social workers, etc.
  • Participants interested in developing their ‘diversity management’ competences and learning how to deal with diversity of all kinds.
  • Ready to critically reflect on their own attitude towards diversity
  • Able to work in (international) English.
  • From Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries & Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Russia

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 (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). 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:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity RC and the Italian National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth programme

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Schedule Embracing Diversity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic

E-Mail: inclusion@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: A New Path

Dates: 8-16 September 2019

Venue: Bergolo, Italy

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Austria, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Tunisia

Application deadline: 5th July 2019

“A New Path” is a 8 days (+1 travel day) training course that aims to increase youth workers, leaders and organizers awareness of the reasons behind the journey undertaken by migrants and refugees and the hardship they encounter.

General Description

“A New Path” Training Course ( 8th – 15th September + 16th September as travel day) aims to increase youth workers, leaders and organizers awareness of the reasons behind the journey undertaken by migrants and refugees and the hardship they encounter.

Migration is one of the major social, economic and political issues and the lack of information related to it, is leading to challenges for both migrants and hosting societies.

The program of the training is designed to reach the following goals and objectives:

  •  equip youth workers and leaders with tools and knowledge on how to be catalysts of integration with the youth they work with
  •  bring a new understand of the difficulties that migrants endure & what makes them leave their home country
  •  learn how they can help them integrate in the new communities
  •  breaking stereotypes about the topic
  •  raise awareness on migrants’ situation and feelings
  •  explore the role of youth workers and leaders in the inclusion process of refugees and migrants
  •  create new tools that can be used for a successful inclusion process

Age limit 24+ is defined in order to guarantee a minimum previous experience in youth field from the candidates. Such limit is specifically approved by the Italian NA according to the project.

Information about European Health Insurance Card as required in the application form will be used only and exclusively for the training purpose and to guarantee the necessary security measures for its implementation.

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 is reimbursed up to the following maximum amounts:

  • Italy: 20€
  • Austria, Lithuania, Greece, Tunisia, Malta: 250€
  • Lebanon, Jordan: 335€

* A private bus is arranged in order to bring the whole group of participants from Torino city center to the accommodation of the training course in Bergolo and vice versa. The 25€ cost for the round trip bus is already deducted from the amount available for travel reimbursement, as showed in the list above

Participation fee

30€ participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

L’arca del blues – Youth NGO

Phone: +393295450152

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack A New Path.pdf

Contact for questions:

Antonio Greco

E-Mail: anewpath@arcadelblues.it

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Training Course: Build your Future

Dates: 1-10 August 2019

Venue: Targoviste, Romania

Eligible are 12 participants coming from: Malta, Romania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

Build Your Future is a training course that aim is to give youth workers the knowledge and competence in the area of employability, to empower them with methods and tools in order to facilitate young people especially NEETs entry on labour market.

General Description

Build Your Future training course pay attention to youth unemployment phenomenon and NEETs category. In the last years the economic crisis has led to high levels of youth unemployment and thus disengagement among young people.

As a consequence, the European Union is facing one of its greatest challenge in terms of youth unemployment. In light of this, European officials have sought new ways of monitoring and analysing the prevalence of labour market vulnerability and disengagement among young people, aiming to effectively engage as many of Europe’s young people as possible in the world of work.

This aim become the heart of the EU policy agenda, special attention being given to provide youth with employment and training opportunities in order to strengthen their skills and knowledge to be adapted to new work situations. A special attention is given to the NEETs category facilitating their access to the labour market.

In the context of economic crisis, another chalange faced by everybody is the dynamics of the labour market, the changing world, where new skills are required from employees. The focus is on soft skills which lead to the success to the entry to the labour market.

Employers are not looking only for theoretic knowledge known as hard skills, they are focusing now on competences and soft skills as team work, effective communication, time and conflict management, work under pressure which definitively influence if a person is hired.

Regarding this challenges our training course aims to provide youth workers who work with unemployed young people and NEETs, with necessary skills and tools to help them to enter the labour market and to raise the level of employment among them also job satisfaction.

The objectives of the training are:

• To improve the level of knowledge of young workers in the area of employability and soft skills in order to promote participation to the labour market;
• To develop soft skills of youth workers in order to facilitate the entry of young people and NEETs, to labor market;
• To improve the quality of youth work in favour of young people;
• To empower youth workers with new tools in the area of youth employability;
• To understand the dynamics of labor market and the skills that young people need in the new working context.

Participant profile

  • Youth workers, youth leaders and trainers.

Requests:

  • interested in the topic and motivated to participate in the project;
  • minimum 2 year of experience with young people, especially unemployed young people from rural areas, youth with fewer opportunities and NEETs;
  • minimum 2 year of experience in non-formal education;

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 are reimbursed up to these limits:

  • Slovak Republic – 275 € per participant
  • Malta – 275 € per participant.

The reimbursement of travel costs will be done at the end of the training course, upon we will receive all travel documents in original (tickets, boarding passes, invoices, etc).

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Be You Association – Youth NGO

Phone: +40775307439

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Build Your Future.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ilona Balint

E-Mail: beyouroumania@gmail.com