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Language in Belgium: How to Avoid Confusion

E-learning – Online sessions: producing radio shows in lockdown (train-the-trainer)

Dates: 14-16 April 2020

Venue: Online, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 10 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, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 19th April 2020

Learn how to make radio shows or podcasts in lockdown, as an activity, challenge or as an official school taks. Using smartphones en freeware Mode.

General Description

Are you working with children or youngsters (with fewer opportunities), during this time of crisis and social distancing, on a daily basis? Do you need some inspiration on activities, tools, challenges?

Audio is a great way to tell stories, send messages in a safe way or present to an audience.

In these two online sessions you’ll learn how to produce a radioshow or podcast with young people.

In the first session (Tuesday the 14th of april, 2pm – 4pm, Belgian time)
– Structure and content of a radio show
– Recording devices and -surroundings: voice recording without professional gear
– Music and audio effects (what, where, legal?)
– Basic audio editing (with Reaper, freeware)
– Copyright and publication platforms

In the second session (Thursday the 16th of april, 2pm – 4pm, Belgian time) we’ll zoom in on audio editing and take our time to answer questions, identify difficulties etc.

These sessions are free of charge, but registration is required. You’ll receive a confirmation email containing further information. The workshop will take place via Whereby.com, a telecommunication platform.

To be clear: these sessions are not about live-streaming or starting a local FM frequency. It is about puzzling together a radio show or podcast, with audio editing software.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online sessions

Travel reimbursement

Online sessions

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Quindo – Youth NGO

Phone: +32 494 148 005

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Broos Claerhout

E-Mail: broos.claerhout@quindo.be

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Seminar: Let’s Talk About Mental Health! – Online Seminar

Dates: 11-13 May 2020

Venue: Online, Norway

Eligible are 80 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, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 19th April 2020

In the situation the world is facing, mental health support is vital to cope with the uncertainty, change and isolation. Youth workers need skills and attitudes to promote good mental health and a healthy lifestyle. So; Let’s Talk About Mental Health!

General Description

Good mental health is fundamental for the quality of life, well-being and productivity of both individuals, families, workers and communities. It increases the strength and resilience of the society. Young people, as an essential part of society, need the space and resources to learn more, talk more and act more on the issues that are related with mental health.

Some youth workers find it hard to talk with young people on such issues; simply because they are worried that the topic might be upsetting, or that some personal or medical topics might come up during the conversation that they don’t know how to address.

Talking about mental health from an early age on, helps the individuals to better understand their emotions and become more able to take care of themselves mentally and physically – which are equally essential. By talking and gaining more competences, we can stop feeding the social stigma around mental health, and also learn ways to resist the stigma when it shows up.

Aim of the Seminar

The main aim of this Seminar is to equip youth workers with knowledge, skills and attitude on how to address mental health issues and strengthen young people’s mental health.

The objectives are:

  • To have a better understanding of mental health issues and how they relate to the life of a young person,
  • To learn how to tackle stigma on mental health issues,
  • To learn ways to support positive mental health through well-being, off and online.
  • To learn more about public health sector and how systematic work within different settings as; local environment, schools and online affects physical and mental health
  • To share good practices on how to support the well-being of young people,
  • To share youth work practices on dealing with mental health issues,

Young people’s health and well-being is a permanent priority in Erasmus+ Youth Programme and it is also highlighted in the European Youth Strategy.

Format

The seminar was originally planned to happen as a residential seminar in Tønsberg, Norway. Due to the lock-down caused by the outbreak of the Coronavirus we had to cancel the physical seminar. Then we realised that our topic is maybe even more relevant now that many people are isolated and have to deal with feelings like anxiety and loneliness. Youth work has to change its format, and so we decided that we would rather change the format of our seminar than cancel it.

We have been working really hard to present you with a high quality online seminar. Our experts are professionals from the fields of health and youth work, our facilitators (9 of them) are experienced non formal educators, we have a strong technical support team and we pay to have software and technical solutions that are answering our needs.

The programme consists of inputs by the experts, interactive workshops, presentations and exploration of different ways of working on the topic. The sessions will be divided between plenary sessions and facilitated work in smaller groups. It is important to us to make sure that we keep the non formal aspects of the seminar. You will be expected to take part in the whole seminar, and contribute with your opinions and experience.

Sessions are distributed over 3 days, and the days will last approximately 5 hours, breaks included.

All selected participants will also be invited to a pre-meeting with one of our facilitators. More information about how and when will be given to the selected participants.

Profile of Participants

This seminar is for youth workers and persons in other relevant positions in youth work. It is an opportunity for you who are currently working on, or are interested to work on, the topics of mental health in youth work context.

You should be able to communicate in English. We also expect you to share what you learn with your colleagues, and to implement the new knowledge and skills in your local work with young people.

Technical equipment needed: Computer with camera and microphone and reliable internet connection. Zoom.us will be the main digital platform of the seminar. You need to download this if you are selected to participate.

Costs

 

This course is co-financed by the European Union’s program Europe Aid.

Accommodation and food

Course is online

Travel reimbursement

Course is online

Participation fee

This Course is free of charge

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Aktiv Ungdom – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Vestfold og Telemark Fylkeskommune

Phone: n/a

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tone Helen Jørgensen

E-Mail: tone.helen.jorgensen@vtfk.no

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Seminar Online Masterclass: How can Youth Organisations integrate Virtual Exchange?

Dates: 7 April 2020

Venue: Online, Belgium – FR

Eligible are 200 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, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Southern Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia)

Application deadline: 5th April 2020

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Initiative has planned this masterclass event to provide information about ways of integrating virtual exchanges into youth activities. You will learn about various types of activities and training.

General Description

Join this Masterclass and explore how your Youth Organisation can integrate Virtual Exchange in its programmes to offer young people a meaningful, safe and rewarding online experience.

When: 7 April. 11:00-12:00 CET

Where: Online

Target audience: National Agencies, Youth Focal Points, Youth Workers, Vocational Training Centres, Non-formal learning institutions

Virtual Exchange is a groundbreaking digital tool enabling deep, interactive intercultural learning through online facilitated discussions. It offers opportunities to try out innovative methods and collaborative programmes.

Due to the limitations imposed by the present COVID-19 outbreak, Youth Organisations in Europe and globally are exploring tools and methods that can guarantee continuous engagement of young people as well as their active participation. One approach that can help deliver online activities is Virtual Exchange.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online Forum

Travel reimbursement

Online Forum

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Initiative

Phone: 0034928000000

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fabio Nascimbeni

E-Mail: unimed@uni-med.net

Moving to Germany - ReloAdvisor

E-learning YOCOMO: ETS online course on competence-based development for youth workers

Dates: 30 June – 31 August 2020

Venue: Online, Germany

Eligible are unlimited number of 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, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 22nd June 2020

ATTENTION: even though there is a deadline due to the system behind these calls, the course is already open! Join it here. You will be redirected to Canvas online platform to register for the course.

This is a Massive Open Online Course for youth workers willing to explore ways for competence-based development. Anyone can join and learn free of charge at any time.

General Description

Course Objectives

  • To discover what a competence-based approach is and its applicability in the context of international youth work.
  • To introduce the European Training Strategy competence model for youth workers working internationally and to link it to your personal youth work practice.
  • To explore competence self-assessment tools.
  • To discover ways and tools for professional development.

Structure of the Course

The course is structured into 5 thematic modules:

Module 1: Introduction to the course
Module 2: A competence-based approach in international youth work
Module 3: The ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally
Module 4: Tools for competence self-assessment.
Module 5: Using the competence model for professional development.

Each module is structured into 5-6 sessions offering different interactive learning content online, which is uploaded to the Canvas MOOC hosting platform. Participants learn through animated videos, pre-recorded video interviews and some educational texts.

Each module will require 1-4 hours to complete the activities.

The first 2 modules will be open from the first week of the course and every week there will be a new module opened.

Facilitators

Laimonas Ragauskas – Laimonas lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as a facilitator in the field of non-formal learning and training for various youth work organisations as well as local and European institutions.

Nerijus Kriauciunas – Nerijus lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as a freelancer delivering international training activities in the youth work field at local and European levels.

Snežana Bačlija Knoch – Snežana is an educational consultant in non-formal education and youth work field at local and European levels, as well as certified youth worker.

DEADLINE and SELECTION: Please note that although a deadline of 30 June is indicated because of the system of the European Training Calendar, the course is already online and will be so until 30 June 2020. Participants can join in until that time. There is no selection process as such.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Course is online

Travel reimbursement

Course is online

Participation fee

This Course is free of charge

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic

E-Mail: gisele@salto-youth.net

Lublin - JourneyFarBeyond

Training Course Omnia vincit music: Youth work with music

Date: 1-8 July 2020

Venue: Lublin, Poland

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st May 2020

The purpose of the project is to raise qualifications for youth work among youth leaders and youth employees, to teach them how to integrate youth from different social strata and ethnic groups through music classes.

General Description

The purpose of the project is to raise qualifications for youth work among youth leaders and youth employees , to teach them how to integrate youth from different social strata and ethnic groups through music classes.

Collaboration is an important element in the life of every person. Developing cooperation habits will significantly increase the quality of life of the whole society.

The training course will be held between 1-8 of July.
Next we expect that those youth workers that have participated in the training they will organize the youth exchange in 20-30 of August. Both are in Lublin.

Participants profile
We expect that participants play music instruments/ could play(learn) how to play. If they are singers it is good also.
During the all activities participants will teach each other songs from their countries. At the same time will be perfect if they bring own music instruments to the project activities.

Music has important influence on young people:
Brain development depends on the capabilities of a person’s moving abilities: as much as a person can do with his own hands as a brain of person will be developed. The practice of playing musical instruments contributes to the development of intelligence. Music has a positive effect on the immune system, improves the body’s metabolism. Music serves as a non-medical cure for emotional disorders: music restores harmony in the body and peace of mind. Music helps to cope with difficult situations, helps to relax or recharge. Music serves to self-knowledge and self-expression.

Objectives of the project:

  • to develop music skills and organizational skills of participants
  • to organize intercultural/interreligious dialog between young people and create positive interpersonal relations between representatives of partner organizations through things that are interested for participants – through music and creativity;
  • the exchange of good practices in the field of music between partners
  • to increase awareness of diversity;
  • to increase the attitude of tolerance to people with other nationality/ language/ religion
  • to foster prevention of radicalization of young people.

Issues and needs that you are seeking to address through this project:

  1. express themselves by creating/performing music by young people
  2. development of creative skills of young people with fewer opportunities
  3. personal development / professional development by music activities
  4. including young people with different background (refugee, migrants) into local society
  5. improving organizational skills of music events / international activities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be provided by the organizer.

Travel reimbursement

  • 275 euro – for round trip per participant from Czech Republic, UK,  Turkey.
  • 360 euro – for round trip per participant from Portugal.

There is no financial support for travel for Polish participants, but we are ready to cover these costs if they are not high.

Participation fee

The Project has not participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Dobra Wola – Youth NGO

Phone: +48503385031

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vadzim

E-Mail: prygne4any2@tut.by

Placa Reial Barcelona | Earth Trekkers

E-learning Massive Open Online Course: Global education goes POP

Dates: 27 April – 31 May 2020

Venue: Spain

Eligible are unlimited number of 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, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 26th April 2020

This MOOC is about how to bring the global education dimension in youth work, using POP culture as an element to mobilize young people and connect them to the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

General Description

The general idea of this MOOC is to bring the global education dimension into youth work by exploring and learning how to use the POP culture as an element of mobilizing young people and connecting them to the Sustainable development goals.

You may ask yourself: Why global education? Why pop culture?

Today we live in an interdependent and changing world, filled with challenges and opportunities. To assist young people in understanding and tackling these global challenges, we need to provide opportunities for the youth to learn about and explore global issues.

Global Education does not provide the answers to all the questions of our time, but it does offer the potential to support young people to become conscious global citizens who question the world and are committed to their ideals.

Young people today consider popular culture to be ‘cool’. We define the pop culture as a relationship associated with young people everyday interests of music, art, media, internet, TV, radio and fashion – it offers creativity, challenges, participation and engagement.

When you see a Lady Gaga music video, do you think of it as a teachable material? Probably not. But pop culture is a useful tool that can help get youth interested and engaged in learning, and even offer resources for better understanding global issues.

Costs

 

This course is co-financed by the European Union’s program Europe Aid.

Accommodation and food

Course is online

Travel reimbursement

Course is online

Participation fee

This Course is free of charge

Application

 

Organiser:

GEGL- Global Education Goes Locally – Youth NGO

Phone: +34968471123

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ekaterina Sherer

E-Mail: info@cazalla-intercultural.org

A 'corona bond' would demonstrate that European solidarity exists

Training Course One 2 One. Supporting learning face-to-face

Dates: 5-11 October 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 24 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, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 9th June 2020

The main aim of this training course is to empower and equip youth workers with the competences needed to work in a One 2 One relationship with young people in order to support their learning and development processes.

General Description

Have you ever felt confused about your role with the young people you work with? Can you work with groups, but find it difficult to work with individuals? Have you never had a tetralemma? Yes? Then this course is for you!

What does “One 2 One” Stand for?

“One 2 One” is a little play on words. One 2 one means face to face i.e. the individual relationship, which we are focusing on during the training course.

The aims and objectives of this training course:

The main aim of this course is to empower and equip youth workers with the competences needed to work in a One 2 One relationship with young people in order to support their learning and development processes.

Within this, you will:

  • Explore what “supporting learning” means in one-to-one relationships;
  • Practice different one-2-one learning support methods and approaches;
  • Learn how to support self-reflection;
  • Reflect on the complementarity of individual- and group learning;
  • Exchange about the various of contexts where one-2-one happens and compare approaches such as mentoring, coaching and tutoring;
  • See how the One-2-One approach links with the ETS competence model for youth workers working internationally.

The course will be based on and supported by the following publications:

  • One 2 One – Supporting Learning Face to Face
  • The Competence Model for Youth workers to work internationally
  • Within the training course you will also learn more about how to implement the Youthpass process.

Target group and profile of participants:

Professionals and volunteers – youth workers and/or youth leaders, youth trainers, mentors, educators etc.:

  • who have minimum one year of experience in working with young people (be it in local youth work or international mobility context);
  • motivated to develop the competences needed to work in One 2 One relationships;
    minimum 18 years old;
  • able to actively participate in English.

The learning process and the programme of the training course:

In order to provide the possibility for participants to experience being supported individually in their own learning process, the training course is extended by One 2 One talks with the trainers both before and after the course. Each participant will be accompanied by the same trainer throughout.

Before the training course: Participant and trainer One 2 One talk by Skype

During the training course: Participant and trainer One 2 One talk

After the training course: Participant and trainer One 2 One talk by Skype

What you can expect:

The preliminary programme of the course is presented in the attached brochure and will be adjusted according to participants’ expressed needs and expectations during the One 2 One talks by Skype

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency

Phone: 02 209 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme of One2One BE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Yannick De Schaepmeester

E-Mail: yannick.deschaepmeester@jint.be

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.