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Youth Exchange: Between two worlds

Dates: 04 – 18 August 2019

Venue: Klaffer, Austria

We are looking for 2 participants (13-20 years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 56 participants coming from: Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey and Austria

Application deadline: 26th July 2019

The purpose of this Exchange is to encourage tolerance among youngsters, to help them to recognise labelling and discrimination.

General Description

Abusive behaviours, against refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable groups are the dangers that recently arise at Europe and other continents.

Abusive behaviours and bullying are serious contemporary problems in EU according to the Statement by the Council of Europe, Anti-Racism Commission and according to many problematic situations of violence and radicalisation around us,

This situation has led to a xenophobic tendency since migration has been part of the common experience of all our countries; thus, European values have been greatly influenced by this.

As a consequence, youth work must show solidarity with these vulnerable groups and to accommodate their needs in an urgent matter. This shared responsibility will not only help people in desperate need but will also streghten the bond between European countries.

Youth work has become more and more important for personal and social development of young people from these vulnerable groups. The interest from these concepts is rising, but unfortunately there are not so many opportunitites to tackle these issues or to make them more attractive, for both the targeted youngsters but also for the communities they now live in.

Youth work is a big challenge and responsibility for all the actors that are involved in the field. There are numerous factors having a great influence on the quality of youth work, but still the youth worker is the main force responsible for the results and the learning of young people, especially in these sensitive times.

Methodologies:

  • Working groups, with the aim of reflecting about youth, racism, intolerance, migration and marginalised groups
  • Work and creative working methodologies and tools for the development of inclusion projects in the frame of Erasmus+ programme
  • Internal forum of experiences with the presentation of experiences/ projects
  • Visit Foundation for Shelter and Support of Migrants

This project addresses the query of how to identify youth radicalisation, violent or non-violent and which initiatives should be taken for tackling this issue. Young people, belong to this social group which is extremely exposed to the risk of radicalisation, taking under consideration that hate speech and xenophobic tendencies, might be easily disseminated through social media or mass media in general.

Prevention of racism and youth radicalisation will only become effective, after involving active citizenship for the sake of local societies. The role of youth workers and educational institutions is crucial towards this direction.

The main aim of this project is to make a focus on those risks, that young people, social vulnerable groups and local societies, might be facing as an outcome of financial recession, degraded living environments, lack of opportunities and financial resources. Local societies, are daily exposed to populism and rhetoric of well-furnished totalitarian regimes, without having the means or the disposition to dream of a better world and to change the world they live in.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.

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

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

Participation fee 30 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Kinderfreunde Muhlviertel – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

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

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Training Course: Learning to Fly! Training course on Facilitation of Learning in Youth work

Dates: 3-9 November 2019

Venue: Germany

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 5th September 2019

This pilot training course guides you through the world of Learning Processes in Youth Work. It is designed to support you to connect with your passion for facilitating learning in youth work and will equip you with a framework and the tools to do so.

General Description

It is a unique journey of educational opportunities meant for you, passionate and adventurous youth workers, who are ready and willing to reflect on, share, discover and explore how to work with facilitation of learning in youth work.

What does that mean; learning in youth work? What are the concepts/theories about learning we can apply? What does it mean for your role and attitudes as a youth worker? How do we design our programmes to allow for learning? What are methods and tools we can use to make learning happen? How to support young people to give words to and communicate the things they learnt in youth work. The training course offers you an opportunity to dive into these, and many more, questions around facilitation of learning in youth work.

The ‘Learning to Fly’ training course takes place in the framework of the Time To Show Off project in which the National Agencies from Ireland, Italy, Germany and Latvia together with SALTO T&C RC supported by a group of experts aim to produce modules about Facilitation of Learning in youth work that can be used in different educational settings providing youth worker education. The training course will be the first opportunity to try out the developed modules. In this perspective participants in the course will also have the chance to contribute to the development and further fine-tuning of the modules.

What are the intentions? What for?

  • Exploring the theoretical context of what learning in youth work means
  • Providing a framework for designing learning process
  • To reflect on the role of the youth worker in the learning process
  • Equip you with tools & resources
  • To contribute to the further development of the ‘Facilitation of learning in youth work modules’

Main Course Elements

  • Exploring Learning
  • Designing for Learning
  • Facilitation of Learning
  • The Youth Worker in the learning environment
  • Transferring Learning
  • Target Group!

People doing face-to-face work with young people in a youth work setting

Structure

The course will be set up in such a way that participants, after having been introduced to all the different elements of the topic, have the possibility to focus on those elements they want to explore further. The trainers will provide materials, methods, support, ideas and content to make it possible for small groups to dive deeper into their chosen interests. The outcomes of these small groups will be shared with the whole group.

Trainer team

The training course will be facilitated by Paul Kloosterman and Nik Paddison.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

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:

JUGEND für Europa in cooperation – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Rita Bergstein

E-Mail: bergstein@jfemail.de

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: Body Poetry

Dates: 5-13 October 2019

Venue: Homade (Brivezac), France

Eligible are 19 participants coming from: France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 31st July 2019

We would like to invite youth workers and embodied arts facilitators to explore usage of embodied arts for youth work as powerful tools for social inclusion.

General Description

Body Poetry is a space for creativity, art and inspirational sparks where we will share Theatre, Dance, Circus, Body Expression and other embodied arts methods to be used in youth work as powerful tools for Social Inclusion.

The program is designed for two types of participants:

  •  Embodied arts facilitators: Those working with the body in a creative way (theatre, dance, movement practices, contact improvisation, circus, martial arts, street art, body expression, body work, impro techniques…) and that have experience facilitating in front of the group.
  • Youth workers: Those working with young people at risk of Social Exclusion (including young people with disabilities, Roma community and with migrant backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ young people…) that are interested in embodied arts methods but don’t have much experience and tools for applying them with their target group.

Our Training Course – Embodied Arts Laboratory is a meeting point for the Embodied Arts Facilitators and Youth Workers to share ideas, approaches, techniques and experiences with colleagues working with body methods and in the field of Social Inclusion from all over Europe.

As an Embodied Arts Facilitator you will have the chance to receive training in Embodied Arts forms proposed by our Body Poetry Facilitators and by other colleagues from all over Europe.

You will have the chance to facilitate a workshop for sharing with the youth workers your area of expertise and to work together mentoring a group for designing inclusive workshops for young people at risk of Social Exclusion.

As a Youth Worker you will have the chance to receive training in different Embodied Arts forms by Facilitators from all over Europe. You will get tools for adapting the Embodied Arts methods for meeting the needs of your target group and will receive mentoring on how to design, implement and evaluate inclusive Embodied Arts workshops for groups of young people at risk of Social Exclusion.

As a result of the project, the Embodied Arts Facilitators will receive professional peer-training and will have the chance to practice their facilitation and mentoring skills. At the same time, the Youth Workers will acquire successful new tools from every partner and will bring them back to their organisations and local communities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the hosting organisation

Travel reimbursement

  • France (2 participants) – €20
  • Spain, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Portugal (2 participants) – €275

Participation fee

There is a €50 participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with a Nomadways membership).

 

 

Application

 

Organiser:

Nomadways – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 176 83511305

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Verena Mans

E-Mail: verena.mans@gmail.com

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Seminar: Engagement of Women in Politics and Entrepreneurship

Dates: 23-28 September 2019

Venue: Beirut, Lebanon

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 14th August 2019

The Seminar would be an opportunity to gather youth workers who have a specific interest in promoting at national and international level the empowerment of young women in politics and entrepreneurship and in creating projects focused on this topic.

General Description

Italian National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth in cooperation with SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed, French National Agency of Erasmus+, UK National Agency and GIZ Lebanon (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH) and local NGOs and Institutions will organise from 23th (arrival day) to 28th (departure day) September 2019 in Lebanon a Seminar about the Engagement of Women in Politics and Entrepreneurship and the specific role that youth work can have in supporting their empowerment.

The activity is also part of the Strategic Partenrship “Youth@Work” among the European National Agencies and SALTO Resource Centres responsible for the neighbouring regions Euromed, Eastern Europe and Causasus, South East Europe and the Salto RC Training & Cooperation.

The meaningful participation of women in national, local, and community leadership roles has become an important focus on global development policy. Still, some may ask why it matters if women become political leaders, elected policymakers, or civil society activists. Why does the world need more women involved in all aspects of the political process? Women’s political participation results in tangible gains for democracy, including greater responsiveness to citizen needs, increased cooperation across party and ethnic lines, and a more sustainable future.

So, why women in politics? So, why women in social entrepreneurship? The positive impact of women in politics is undeniable. Kofi Annan noted, “study after study has taught us, there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women. No other policy is as likely to raise economic productivity or to reduce child and maternal mortality. No other policy is as sure to improve nutrition and promote health, including the prevention of HIV/AIDS. No other policy is as powerful in increasing the chances of education for the next generation.” Further, as Madeleine Albright has stated, the world is wasting a precious resource in the dramatic under-representation of women in leadership positions, often resulting in the exclusion of women’s talents and skills in political life.

The role of women also in social enterprises as leader and decision makers is very low: how can be supported and which direction can be taken?

The Seminar would be an opportunity to gather youth workers and youth leaders who have a specific interest in promoting at national and international level the empowerment of young women in politics and entrepreneurship as well in creating more international projects that can link different realities and experiences.

During the seminar, the participants will be able to share their own practices and identify quality elements that youth work should take in consideration when comes to support competencies developments of women in politics and entrepreneurship.

Objectives:

  • To better understand the Lebanese reality (local and national) about women in politics and social entrepreneurship;
  • To be aware about the “participatory dimension” of women in politics and social entrepreneurship;
  • To share between participants the “models” of understanding being political and social engaged
  • To overcome stereotyping role of women in politics and in social entrepreneurship
  • To discover good practices and tools about women in politics and social entrepreneurship lead by women
  • To strength opportunities of international projects.

Target Group

The seminar will be open for 25 international participants (from Programme Countries and South Mediterranean countries), both women and men. The training would be open to:

  • who is dealing directly with young people as youth workers, trainers, VET providers, ect;
  • who is active in the field of women empowerment in politics and social entrepreneurship;
  • women active in politics or in social entrepreneurship;

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

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:

Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani ANG – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO EUROMED Resource Centre
  • UK National Agency

Phone: +93.06.3759.1248

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme Women Entrepreneurship in Lebanon.pdf

Contact for questions:

Alessia Cecchini

E-Mail: a.cecchini@agenziagiovani.it

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: Open Youth Work Conference – bOJA Fachtagung

Dates: 24-26 November 2019

Venue: Alpbach, Austria

Eligible are 300 of which 35 german speaking participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Application deadline: 19th August 2019

 The 13th boja Fachtagung deals with the topic of education in Youthwork. The 13th bOJA symposium will be dedicated to the topic of education in open youth work and will shed light on the interplay of youth, social and educational policy

General Description

The 13th “bOJA Fachtagung” is a can’t miss event for many Austrian Youth Workers that takes place in a diffrent region of Austria each year. In cooperation with Eramus+ in 2019 German Speaking Youth Workers are invited to take part as well.

The 3 day Event is a good opportunity to network, to discuss and to exchange with practioners, Experts, Researchers and Desicion makers. Each Year a mixture of Workshops, Discussions, Inputs and Project Presentations awaits the participants as well as the famous Networking Party.

During the 13th bOJA Fachtagung the role of Education in open Youthwork

See attached Programe for Details

The bOJA symposium has become a fixture in the calendars of numerous youth workers from all over Austria. In cooperation with Erasmus+, youth workers from German-speaking countries can participate for the first time this year. The unique conference takes place every year in a different Austrian province and on changing relevant topics.

The three-day event is an excellent opportunity to network, socialize, discuss and engage in a lively exchange of practitioners and academics and academics. Each year, the participants can expect an exciting mix of input lectures, discussions, workshops and individual practical project presentations in the context of the Worldcafés. The colorful framework program is also taken care of and the networking party rounds off the bOJA symposium.

At the 13th bOJA symposium in Alpbach, we will focus on the educational topic from different perspectives and highlight the many potentials that open youth work offers as an effective player in the educational landscape.

We open the space for discourse, inspiration and dialogue on the following topics related to open youth work: political education, transitional management school – work, equality of opportunity and education, promotion of democracy, cultural education, youth participation and a few more.

In addition, we focus on the issues of training of open youth work professionals. In addition to lectures, expert discussions and workshops, there will be a “playground” for participation and experimentation this year.

The nationwide expert conference Open Youth Work is a cooperation of bOJA – Nationwide Network Open Youth Work and the Federal Chancellery – Section Families and Youth (BKA) and Erasmus+ Youth programme.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

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:

IZ – Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog und Bildung – National Agency

Phone: +43/5867544-36

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme bOJA Austria.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marco Frimberger

E-Mail: marco.frimberger@iz.or.at

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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Study Visit on good practices in the field of volunteering in Istanbul

Dates: 7-14 September 2019

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 9 participants coming from: Iceland, Italy, Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 25th August 2019

This study visit has been envisioned to promote good practices in the field of Volunteering as well as in the field of recognition and validation of soft skills acquired during local volunteering activities.

General Description

The Study Visit will last for 7 days (including 1 arrival day and 1 departure day). At the beginning of the Study Visit, participants and staff will introduce themselves, sharing their expectations, fears and possible contributions towards the project and will take part in various “ice-breaking” activities to create a cooperative and proactive group environment.

Participants will see first-hand examples of good practices in the field of Volunteering and in the field of recognition and validation of soft skills.

The meeting, managed by the project partner Antalya EU Center in collaboration with the Learning Designs company, will allow to visit the major Turkish organizations and institutions in the third sector, including:

These meetings will be an opportunity to network and exchange good practices on volunteering and on the certification of volunteers’ skills, which is the main objective of our project, which develops a system to recognize the skills acquired in volunteer experiences.

The institutions to be visited have been selected taking into consideration the possibility to involve them in the next steps of the project, given that Study Visits can represent powerful networking opportunities, too.

Both the participants and the visited organizations will get an explanation of the GloCal System and will be asked to contribute and participate in the process.

Participants of the Study Visit

The call is open to 9 participants from Italy.

We are looking for people with a significant role within the organization, interested in getting involved and who speak at least an intermediate level of English.

The Study Visit is cross-sectoral and is addressed to a variety of youth organizations and institutions, or their representatives with a keen interest in the recognition and certification of soft-skills at different levels, in particular through volunteering activities and with young people.

The activity is therefore open not only to NGOs or youth associations, but, for example, also to employment offices, companies, education institutions and/or other stakeholders that might be able to bridge the world of volunteering with the professional one. This Study Visit represents also the first step towards the creation of a network of associations bonded by the confidence in the value of volunteering and its expendability in the job market.

GloCal Recognition will develop a system for the recognition of soft skills acquired during volunteering activities carried out at the local level. The system is going to be adapted from “Global Recognition”, a platform previously created by Joint in collaboration with organizations from South America and Europe, aimed at the certification of international volunteering experiences. This project will, therefore, foster long-lasting cooperation between Turkish and European NGOs and will allow youngsters and local organizations to give an added value to their work.

The main concrete output of GloCal Recognition will be the creation of an online platform translated in Italian, English, and Turkish that will include:

• An assessment framework for the soft skills and a system for the emission of the certificate;

• A number of E-learning modules designed for the comprehension and awareness of users’ soft skills;

• A guidebook presenting examples of non-formal education methodologies for both youngsters and non-profit organizations, that will support them in the evaluation process of the acquired skills.

The project foresees also the promotion and dissemination of the platform through the web and various social media channels.

“GloCal Recognition” is one among the 12 projects selected within the framework of the Program “Supporting Civil Society Dialogue Between EU and Turkey Grant Scheme (CSD-V) ” funded by the Turkish Ministry of EU Affairs and by the European Union itself. The aim of the Program is to foster cooperation between Turkish and European Civil Society.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Food and accommodation will be covered by the project.

Travel reimbursement

For the participation in the meetings 100% of travel costs will be refund up to a maximum of 275 €.

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Associazione di promozione sociale Joint – Youth NGO

Phone: +39 02 45 47 23 64

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alice Lanfranchi

E-Mail: info@associazionejoint.org

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E-learning: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Training for Youth Organisations (Autumn Call)

Dates: 2 September – 11 October 2019

Venue: Online, Belgium

Eligible are 100 trainees 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, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 14th August 2019

This training programme provides an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

General Description

This training programme provides participants with an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

Programme Length: 6 weeks

Number of Participants: max. 100

Age: 18 and above

Target Audience: Youth workers and non formal educators.

Over 6 weeks participants engage in some of the activities that characterise this type of project such as asynchronous discussions and synchronous facilitated video sessions while learning about what it takes to implement a successful project. The training requires no previous experience with Virtual Exchange.

Who is this for?

Youth workers and non formal educators in Erasmus+ Programme Countries and Southern Mediterranean Countries that are interested in learning more about Virtual Exchange and developing Virtual Transnational Exchange Projects or implementing virtual exchange as part of KA1 youth exchanges and training courses and KA2/KA3 projects.

How is it delivered?

On a Moodle platform and with synchronous video conferences

How long does it last and what is the time commitment?

10-12 hours over 6 weeks

What topics are covered?

  • What is Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange
  • Digital Literacies
  • Online Presence
  • Challenges in VE
  • Tools for online activities
  • Learning Goals
  • Designing for Intercultural Learning
  • Task Design
  • Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Assessment
  • Open Badges

What are the benefits for participants?

  • Understanding of what VE is and what is required to successfully implement VE.
  • Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Badge upon completion (YouthPass are not issued for this training)
  • Technical support for Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Moodle Platform which can be used for your TEP
  • Mentoring from Virtual Exchange experts during implementation.

Recognition of Virtual Exchange project with Erasmus+ Virtual Badge awarded to youth workers and non formal educators upon completion of training and successful implementation and an Erasmus+ Virtual Badge for youth participants on completion of your Transnational Exchange Project (TEP).

This course is for 6 weeks and includes a blend of 3 synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions (4.5 hours) and weekly asynchronous activities on Moodle platform (5.5 hours), so 10 hours spread over the 6 weeks. The course has been designed this way to meet the needs of youth workers for flexibility.

After enrolling, you will receive options of synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions to choose from and the asynchronous work is managed at your own pace each week.

By the end of the course, you will have acquired the skills and knowlñedgde necessary to begin planning your own virtual exchange project.

Costs

 

Participation fee

No, this course is fully funded by the European Commision.

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Phone: +34651304588

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions: