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Training Course: Everybody Welcome

Dates: 9-18 January 2017

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Poland

Application deadline: 27th December 2016

ATTENTION: Additional call for participants!

Everybody Welcome is Erasmus+ training course for youth workers and youth leaders who would like to learn how to deal with fear, frustration but also curiosity about migration and islam which appear in their educational activities.

Description

This is a last minute call for few missing participants from Czech Republic, Hungary, Denmark and Poland only.

The overall course will gather 24 participants (4 representatives from each partner organisation) from Czech Republic (Be International), Slovakia (Clovek v ohrozeni), Poland (Instytut Wschodnich Inicjatyw), Hungary (Lehet Mas a Jovo), Denmark (Dansk ICYE) and France (Inform’ART).

Europe is facing challenges. People are fleeing their homes, trying to escape wars and poverty. Nationalism and walls are rising in Europe. These challenges affect our youth work and pop-up in classrooms, during workshops, in free-time activities. How could youth workers react to these issues? Training course Everybody Welcome deals with these challenges and turns them into learning opportunities.

Everybody Welcome sets following objectives:

– to give space to youth leaders and youth workers who are conscious of new challenges
– connected to migration and islam to reflect on their experience, react and give value to their role as pro-diversity educators.
– to use non-violent communication techniques, apply critical thinking and media literacy in youth work
– to collect activities of best practice and meet experienced educators
– to discuss migration and islam with experts to encourage participants to develop their own pro-diversity activities
– to prepare a handbook on education about migration and youth work in Europe
– to support participants in conducting their own pro-diversity activities in local communities after the training course

Participants should be over 20 years old and there is no upper limit.

– 2 or 3 out of four participants per sending organisation are active youth workers or youth leaders in their sending organizations who have been active in migration-themed activities or conscious about changing the rising intolerance against Muslims in Europe. These participants should be ready to organise their own pro-diversity activities in their communities where they can make change and willing to implement projects which would foster tolerance.

– Identification of other 1 or 2 participants is based on inclusive criteria. Preferably they should represent members of Muslim communities and should feel ready to contribute to pro-diversity activities and tackling discrimination.
– Participants should have good command of English, and be willing and committed to work hard
– Gender balance should be taken into account while selecting participants.

Costs

 

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

Travel cost reimbursement: up to max 275 euros for the travel costs depending on the country distance (see infopack)

Accomodation and food will be offered by the organiser

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organizer:

Be International – NGO

Phone: 0042

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Everybody Welcome.pdf

Contact for questions:

WarsawConference: 10th Economic Forum of Young Leaders

Dates: 7-11 September 2015

Venue: Nowy Sącz, Poland

Eligible are 350 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYROM, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 12th July 2015

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

Description

350 young leaders from 42 countries will meet in Poland for the 10th time to debate on the future of Europe. Debates of young people with representatives of social, political and business life aim at creating innovative ideas for the continent.

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 a change in the future. It is at the Economic Forum of young Leaders that future elites acquire and share their knowledge. It is also a chance to rise quality and improve recognition of youth work, share good practices in the frame of youth work.

The 10th Economic Forum of Young Leaders takes place between 7th and 11th of September 2015 in Nowy Sącz. The programme will focus on the following areas: global security, future of Europe, economic growth, youth entrepreneurship, business management, leadership and the role of young generation in the contemporary world.

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

In order to become a participant, please submit your online application (available in English only) by 12 July 2015.

STEP ONE: submit your online application

For Polish participants

WAIT FOR RESULTS OF SELECTION

STEP TWO: if selected,
– you will hear back from the organizers (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation)
– you will be asked to pay the fees and
– you will be able to ask for visa, reimbursement of travel costs (etc.)

SELECTION CRITERIA

All prospective participants need to speak good 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.

Costs

 

This is not an Erasmus+ project.

All participants need to pay a participation fee.
Participation fee cover accommodation.
The organizers partially co-finance only the participation of selected participants.

Participation fee:
40 EUR for partially co-financed participants
150 EUR for non co-financed participants

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.).

Travel costs reimbursement:
– up to 150 euro for participants from EU countries
– up to 300 euro for participants from non EU countries

Application

 

Organizer:

Foundation for the Development of the Education System – National Agency

Co-organizers:

European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation

The Eastern Institute

Phone: +48224631413

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Grzegorz Kucharyk

E-Mail: gkucharyk@frse.org.pl

IN CASE OF ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

I step of call: Grzegorz Kucharyk, gkucharyk@frse.org.pl (Foundation for Development of the Education System)

II step (fee): forum@forum-leaders.eu (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation)

Travel cost: Grzegorz Kucharyk, gkucharyk@frse.org.pl (Foundation for Development of the Education System)

Programme: forum@forum-leaders.eu (European Meeting Centre – Nowy Staw Foundation)

VocTEL 2015

Conference: VocTEL. Case Studies and Tools in Practice

Dates: 17-18 June 2015

Venue: Athens, Greece

All conference participants and authors should register through the form below until the 15th of June.

Application deadline: 15th June 2015

Goals of the conference

The Vocational Technology Enhanced Learning Conference is an international, research and practice conference funded by the European Union: Leonardo Da Vinci Agency. It is the first conference which aims to bridge the gap between real market demands for training and academic research. The conference focuses on case studies, tools and methods that improve vocational training and learning technologies.

Learning Objectives

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss recent developments with international academics and vocational trainers
Participants will be aware of technology enhanced learning methodologies for training and case studies.
Participants will see and use tools and innovative technologies for learning
Target Audience

The VocTEL conference will be well supported by academics, practitioners, HR managers, and learning technologists interested in contributing to and hearing about research and praxis.

Topics
The scope of VocTEL 2015 includes the following topics:

Experiences & Case Studies in Vocational Technology Enhanced Learning

• New Business Projects in TEL Training
• Real World Applications, Platforms and Software
• Case Studies of Vocational Lifelong Training
• Experiences in Games and Gamification
• Best Practice in Virtual Reality and 3D Worlds
• Case Studies in Advanced Facilitation Methodologies
• Curriculum Design And Innovation (Pedagogy And Methods)

Training and Education Methodologies
• Collaborative Learning and Team Management In E-Learning Courses
• Adult Learning Theories in Voctel
• Trainers’ & Students’ Coaching
• Human Resource Development
• Curriculum Design and Innovation
• Personal Learning Environments (Ples)
• Virtual Learning Environments (Vles)
• Social Media in Vocational Training
• Designing TEL Programs with Common Competencies
• Engaging Learners in VocTEL
• Establishing an Effective Traineeship/Apprenticeship Model
• Technologies: Practical Issues and Demonstration of New Tools

E-Learning and M-Learning
• Blended Learning Tools
• New Tools and Contexts for TEL
• Serious Game Platforms and Gamification Elements
• Quality Assurance, Performance & Analytics

Best Practice Contributions in Quality Assurance and Analytics
• Quality Standards at National and International Level
• Workplace Rich Assessments/ Performance Measurement
• Using Data Software to Improve Retention and Performance
• Learning Analytics
• Accreditation

Fees & Registration
All conference participants and authors should register through the form below until the 15th of June.

Registration Form

The conference fees are funded by EU Life-Long Learning program and priority is given to the successful abstract submission from UK, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Sweden.

Application

 

Organizer:

VocTEL 2015 Organising Committee

Conference: VocTEL. Case Studies and Tools in Practice

If you wish to contact the Committee, please send an e-mail to:

VocTEL 2015 Organising Committee: coordinator@voctelconference.eu
VocTEL 2015 Technical Support: support@voctelconference.eu

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Transparency International

Applications Open for Transparency International School on Integrity 2015

Dates: 6–12 July, 2015

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

Application deadline: 15th May 2015

Transparency International School on Integrity (TISI) is an annual state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders. This year TISI 2015 will take place during 6 – 12 July, 2015. TISI exposes its participants to the latest developments in the field of anti-corruption and accountability and offers real opportunities to try and implement their ideas in practice.

Following a rigorous selection process, selected students spend 7 highly intensive days learning from leading anti-corruption and accountability professionals. TISI seeks to create a peer-to-peer learning and integrity-building environment that links theory with practice and helps young leaders to acquire better skills in bringing the anti-corruption message across.

School lectures, seminars, training and field trips provide TISI participants with a unique blend of international and local know-how, while also challenging the students to approach the subject from outside the box and offer novel, previously untested solutions. Since 2010, TISI has welcomed almost 500 youth leaders from more than 85 countries worldwide.

The School on Integrity is organized in cooperation with Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius. It is the second largest university in Lithuania with 21,000 students and 200 doctoral candidates. Its mission is to educate young people to become creative, innovative and productive members of society in all areas, from science to culture and technology.

Requirements:

The School is open to senior students, graduates and young professionals under the age of 35.
They welcome individuals from public, private, non-governmental and academic sectors, from all academic backgrounds.

Transparency International School does not discriminate its applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, political beliefs, marital, familial or parental status, sexual orientation or any other basis.

The following documents are required in order to complete your application:

1. Europass Curriculum Vitae (CV);
2. Motivational letter (max 500 words);
3. Completing and submitting the online form.

You can complete the online application form and make your submission. Please note that you will have to upload a short motivational letter along with your Europass CV – they strongly advise that you prepare these documents before attempting to submit your application.

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Cost and Accommodation:

The Course fee covers tuition fee, course material, accommodation, meals and extra-curricular activities. You can apply for a scholarships and the deadline for scholarships is 1 May 2015.
Students applying for a scholarship will be notified about the results of the selection procedure by 22 May 2015 at the latest.

The final deadline for all applications is 15 May 2015. Students will be notified about the results of the selection procedure within two weeks of their application, by 1st June 2015 at the latest.

If you have any application-related questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at admissions@transparencyschool.org.

Paris

Moving around the world teaches you many things. It isn’t for everyone. It takes a special type of person to be able to do what we do. Packing up all your things into two carry-on bags and two checked pieces of luggage is struggles in itself, and to generalize imagine being a woman! I could only bring 10 pairs of shoes! Your mother will go through that luggage and make you narrow it down to seven cardigans instead of 17 and she will remind you that those shorts still don’t fit and haven’t fit for 3 years, you should probably just let them go. Along with letting those shorts go you are also letting go of friendships, relationships, comfort.

A wise man told me that the reason we move to new countries is because we are either running from or running to something. I laughed and thought he was crazy. I just wanted a change; there was no rationale to my choice. The more I thought about it, the more I realized he was right. I wasn’t just running from something, I was sprinting as far as I could. What I didn’t realize was that this choice has now started the foundation of my future. Just like a tattoo, that first little taste and you want more and more. No turning back.

1. Freedom. A new sense of freedom. Freedom to do and go as I please. Freedom to travel. Freedom to make choices without a safety net. Freedom to be yourself.

2. Watching your life at home pass by. Birthdays come and go. Marriages. Deaths. Life doesn’t stop and wait for you.

3. Math skills strengthen as you are always trying to convert your local currency to your home country. You know it is even better when you convert your new currency to your previous country. Everything is still in pesos for me.

4. Communication. Responding to someone in any language but the language they are speaking.

5. Stories. The stories you will have to tell for the rest of your life are so unbelievable most people will think you are exaggerating. Hospitals. Airports. Dentists. You try getting your point across in any means possible. And do I mean ANY means possible.

6. You realize little holidays and moments you didn’t think mattered are the ones that make you the most homesick.

7. Growth. As much as you hate to admit it with each move you grow. You learn the best ways to pack, meet new friends, get around, and survive.

8. Adrenaline. Those thrill seekers jumping off canyons and out of airplanes have nothing compared to boarding a plane and traveling to an unknown place. Not knowing anyone. Not knowing your surroundings. Not knowing the language. Now that is a real adrenaline rush.

9. Patience. Realizing no one understands you. No one cares. Ordering food, getting in a taxi and normal every day tasks take patience. Nothing is ever easy. A 10-minute task at home will take you 60 minutes. Accept it.

10. Having to say hello for the first time and having to say goodbye for the final time. Not many people get to experience this, but I have perfected it. This could quite possibly be the hardest and most dreaded part of my life.

Start slow, go to a new place. Alone. Go to a city by yourself. Go on a vacation, alone. Throw yourself out there. Your own sink or swim. When you begin to panic and want to go home that is when your fight or flight will kick in. That true inner strength will shine through. You will fight it out and you will thank yourself later. I know I did.

By RACHEL RAE

 

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1. Celebrating your holidays from home with a group of friends who’ve never experienced it (such as having Thanksgiving dinner in France or the Fourth of July in Japan) is way too fun to pass up.

2. Having friends to visit on both sides of the ocean gives you something to always look forward to, and be working towards.

3. There are limitless new ways of thinking and perceiving the world, and you discover them only when you immerse yourself in a new language and force yourself to think in it.

4. Even if the language isn’t different, you come to realize how different two cultures with the same language can actually be.

5. Sending and receiving postcards, and the feeling of opening up the mailbox and seeing a beautiful new picture with the handwritten words on the back.

6. The rainbow of junk food available in each country — and the variations on all of the greasy, sugary stuff you love at home — is something that everyone should get to explore.

7. Expat bar crawls are the best thing ever.

8. Singing songs together, drunkenly, from your home country while on said bar crawl is also the best thing ever.

9. You immediately gain a new perspective on your home country, and start to realize all the things you took for granted as being “normal” when it was only “normal” to your country.

10. You completely redefine what “normal” actually means.

11. Getting immersed in an entirely new cuisine, and all the rituals and joys around eating that come with it. (I miss you, proper crusty bread, I miss you so much. I miss passing you around the table and breaking off a piece, and then loading you up with perfect, smelly cheese during the mandatory cheese courses at the end of every meal.)

12. You might fall in love with a local.

13. Simple things, like the curve of a rooftop or the way the sun comes up behind certain neighborhoods, may become the most special thing about your time in that country.

14. Mastering visa paperwork, and all of the tedious immigration office trips that go with it, means that you’ll be able to do just about anything.

15. Finding out all of the things you love that you never would have even known existed otherwise, and this includes people.

16. Getting to discover an entire history of pop culture that you didn’t grow up with — from the music, to the TV shows, to the beloved books — and coming to finally understand all the references you’ve been hearing in everyday conversation.

17. Bilingual swearing.

18. Falling asleep for the first night in the apartment you found all by yourself in your new home.

19. United Nations conference-looking wine nights that end at three in the morning, often on a rooftop.

20. Filling up a scrapbook with all the plane tickets, metro cards, and business cards for beloved cafés you accumulate along the way. (And yes, looking at them is just as amazing as you think it would be.)

21. Getting to know the new version of yourself, every personality trait brought out by your surroundings and your new opportunities and the people you’ve met.

22. Re-learning how to do basic things like getting your groceries, ordering dinner, and using public transportation makes you independent in ways you didn’t know you could be.

23. The feeling of sitting alone by yourself in a new city and having nothing in front of you but an empty notebook, a cup of coffee, and finally a little bit of time to think.

By CHELSEA FAGAN

 

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http://www.heysuccess.com/public/upload/productimage/316-616-4.jpgLocation: France

Required Language: English

Candidates from following fields:
Environment Economics & Business & Management & Finance Society

Dates:

Deadline: February 15, 2014

Cost for a participant: Fully Funded

 

Overview

Think Big. Think Green. Think Schneider Electric. Ideas for intelligent & efficient energy management for smarter cities.

 

Details
Description:

Schneider Electric invites you to its fourth annual Go Green in the City global business case challenge. Enter for a chance to revolutionize energy management and gain unique insight into one of the leading global energy management companies.

The top 12 teams will travel to Paris where they will compete to win a trip around the world and a career opportunity at Schneider Electric*.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates should be from:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros Congo, Democratic Republic Congo Republic, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial, Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, FYR Macedonia (FYROM), Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uzbekistan, Argentina, Benin, Bermuda, Gibraltar, Niue Palau, Puerto Rico, West Africa.
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