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Training Course. Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. United Kingdom

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Training Course: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times – Sacred Self

Dates: 3-12 December 2019

Venue: The ASHA Centre, United Kingdom

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th September 2019

This first training course, Sacred Self, is aimed at exploring humanity’s ancient wisdom traditions and how these can help us in our lives today. We will focus on what the two religions of Hinduism and Christianity have to say about our identity.

General Description

“In the wisdom of the past lies the hope of the future” – Confucius

This is the first of three courses aimed at exploring humanity’s ancient wisdom traditions and how these can help us in our lives today. Its goal is to equip participants with knowledge and tools, with which they can more effectively address the problems of our modern world.

In the first course entitled Sacred Self, we will focus on what the two religions of Hinduism and Christianity have to say about our identity. We will explore the question of ‘what is the Self?’ and how I can realise it more fully in my life. We will look at the ancient path of spiritual enlightenment and how its principles can be practised healthily today.

During the course participants will:

  • be introduced to the wisdom of the Hindu, Vedic tradition.
  • practice meditation and mantra recitation
  • explore the deeper foundations of the Christian traditions
  • reflect on the false and true Self and what makes up our personality
  • create a personal spiritual practice

The course will use non-formal educational methods, including theatre-based games, group-work, artistic presentations, team-building exercises – as well as traditional techniques of enlightenment, such as meditation, prayer and chanting.

Subsequent courses will look at what humanity’s wisdom traditions can tell us about

i) the earth and our relationship to it
ii) how to create a more sacred society.

To participate in this training course, fill in the Call for Participation and Application Form and send it back to ivana@ashacentre.org.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organiser, The ASHA Foundation, of this offer will organise the accommodation and cover 100 % of the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

ASHA reimburses travel expenses at 80% or 90% of the overall cost, no higher than the Erasmus+ travel distance band ceilings.

  • Bulgaria, Greece – 90% of the overall travel expenses up to 360 EUR
  • Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain  – 80% of the overall travel expenses up to 275 EUR
  • United Kingdom – 80% of the overall travel expenses up to 180 EUR

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

The ASHA Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +44 (0) 1594 822 330

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ivana

E-Mail: ivana@ashacentre.org

Training Course. Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups. Latvia

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

This is a course for professional development of youth workers, educators and youth leaders who would like to organise educational projects and programmes with mixed ability groups using Human Rights Education.

General Description

Training course “Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups” is a training course for professional development of youth workers, educators and leaders of educational programmes who would like to organize educational projects, programmes and activities with mixed ability groups through human rights education.

During the Training Course participants will discover:

-How to run mixed ability inclusive youth educational activities and projects based on Human Rights Education and non-formal learning approach;
– The values, principles, concepts and methods of human rights education;
– The principles of development and running of educational programmes within Human rights education field;
– Quality and particularities of human rights education activity with mixed ability groups of young people;
– What is the experiential learning cycle;
– Effective tips and hints on how to make HRE inclusive
– The levels of responsibility working in activities and projects with youth groups of mixed ability nature;
– Effective tools and instruments of inclusive youth worker and educator;
– The realities and best practices of youth educational activities and projects in EU, Eastern Partnership region and Russia;

The recognition of youth work, Youthpass and different learning instruments, youth worker’s competences and assessment.

Participants will also:

– Work in international groups;
– Get practical experience preparing and running human rights education activities with mixed ability groups during the trainiing course;
– Explore recent developments of youth work field;
– Set personal and professional development aims;
– Have an opportunity to develop international and local educational projects in the field of youth within and outside Erasmus+ programme.

It is expected that participants (together or individually) will organise local training/educational activities after the training course integrating human rights education and mixed ability approaches.

Profile of participants:

– Youth workers and youth leaders who act as youth educators in educational programmes and projects representing NGOs, working directly with young people with some experience of educational programmes with mixed-ability groups or without, but having strong dedication to introduce mixed ability approach and human rights education in their work;

– Interested in development of their organisation/institution and inclusive youth work in their respective city, region, country and Europe;
– Motivated for further professional development
– Aged: 18+;
– Able to communicate and work in Russian;
– Able to participate in the full duration of the course

Application

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

Visa cost cover 100% and travel costs will be paid within the limits set by the Erasmus+ programme.

Limits for countries (most economic route will be required):

  • Latvia – 20 Eur/180 Euro (depending on the region),
  • Estonia, Lithuania – 180 Euro
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Germany – 275 Euro
  • Russian Federation – 275 Eur/360 Eur (depending on the region),
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan – 360 Euro,

Please do not buy tickets before you get confirmation about acceptance and note from the organisers to buy the tickets!

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

Conference. You(th) Stand UP! Italy

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Conference: You(th) Stand UP!_Multiplier Event

Dates: 4 October 2019

Venue: Aversa, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Cyprus, Greece, Italy

Application deadline: 1st September 2019

The conference is organised by Patatrac to present the outputs: You (th) Stand UP! Educational Training Model; You (th) Stand UP! Assessment

General Description 

Topic of the Meeting: Project dissemination – Erasmus + Ka2 – “You (th) Stand Up!”

Countries that can participate to the event: Greece, Cyprus, Belgium

Presentation of the Project

The association PATATRAC is the coordinator of an Erasmus+ innovation project entitled “YOU (th) STAND UP!“. The project is carried out in cooperation with the organizations STUDIO ERRESSE (IT), AIM (Belgium), SYNTHESIS (Cyprus), CYCLISIS (Greece).

The objectives of the project are:

  • strengthening the entrepreneurial skills of Youth Workers’ and of those who works in the field of non formal education (volunteers and professionals);
  • developing of entrepreneurial skills in young people (in particular those who are at the greatest risk of social and economic exclusion)

To achieve the objectives listed, the partners have been developed two tools based on non-formal education methods:

1) You (th) Stand UP! Educational Training Model – educational path for developing and strengthening entrepreneurial skills. The training lasts 45 hours and develop/enhance the following Skills: Decision Making – Communication – Team Working – Entrepreneurial Mindset

2) You (th) Stand UP! Assessment – tool for self-assessment of entrepreneurial skills.

(The model will soon be available in Italian, Greek and English on the project web page)

Meeting Organisation

The meeting will be divided into two parts:

Morning: 10:00 – 13:00
Seminar meeting on the theme of strengthening and enhancing traversal skills, with particular attention to skills entrepreneurs, educators, trainers, local leaders, youth workers; story of good practices at local level; presentation of the Educational Model “You (th) Stand Up! Educational Training Model ” .

Speakers:

– Ciro Pizzo (Suor Orsola Benincasa – Naples University)
– Clara Tourres (Project Manager and expert in EntreComp)
– Guido Spaccaforno (Amesci)
– Pasqualino Costanzo (Ass. Cantiere Giovani)
– Rosa Piscitelli / Paola Maciariello (Ass. Patatrac)
– Amanda Tedeschi / Sabrina Contiello (Studio Erresse)

Representatives of Third Sector entities, professionals (educators, trainers, animators, youth workers etc) and volunteers who work in educational and social field

Lunch (offered by host organisation)

Afternoon: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Practical activities (workshops) related to the knowledge and experimentation of the “You (th) Stand Up! Educational Training Model ”

Young people, students (from high schools and universities), youth workers, professionals and volunteers will be invited.

The Workshop will take place in a square (to be communicated later) in Aversa, and will represent the opening event of the “Festival of good living”, an event born under the “React” project, a national project financed by the Social Enterprise With the children, in which Patatrac is a partner.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

For each participant is a possible to receive a reimbursement for 250€ per person. It covers: travel cost – accommodation and food

Travel reimbursement

A reimbursement of the return travel costs incurred with a public transport (bus-train-plane) of max 250 € per person is provided.

The reimbursement will be made following the participation in the event by filling in a justified document; sending  invoices or other proof of payment for travel, accommodation and food, sending travel supporting documents (boarding passes, bus/train tickets).

Participation fee

Participation is free and there will be an online pre-registration (in September the registration form will be sent).

Application

 

Organiser:

Ass. Patatrac – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Studio Erresse  –Others
  • AIM – Youth NGO

Phone: +393493672582

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Youth Stand Up.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paola Maciariello

E-Mail: patatrac.associazione@gmail.com

Training Course. Exploring Educational Board Games. Estonia

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Training Course Edu Boards: Exploring Educational Board Games

Dates: 10-18 September 2019

Venue: Estonia

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Norway, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 20th July 2019

The training promotes the use of game-based learning methods in youth work and explores educational board games through training youth workers to assess learning needs of young people, adapt game-based learning methods and develop table-top games.

General Description

The training aims to promote the use of game-based learning methods in youth work and explore application of educational board games through training youth workers to assess learning needs of young people, adapt game-based learning methods and develop table-top games in correspondence with them.

The project sets next objectives:

  • To discuss youth trends in participants countries and extract current learning needs from participant’s working experience with youth;
  • To introduce game-based learning for youth workers/ youth leaders to incorporate in own work;
  • To explore board games and their possible adaptation to serve as educational tools;
  • To introduce board games as a tool for involvement of young people and explore successful examples of the use of board games in youth work;
  • To equip participants with methods for idea development and learning design that is transferrable to socially relevant topics;

The training course will be intense and will include 4 practical sessions of 90 minutes per day with designated 60 minutes of reflection. The training is designed to produce physical results (designed board game concepts), so there will be very little free time during the week with optional times in the evenings to work in groups.

The training program will cover introduction to game-based learning, board game development principles, practical sessions on creating own game concepts, testing the concepts, documenting games and reflecting on the application of such methodology in youth work. As a result we foresee to create several board game concepts and test them with young people.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs of the participants will be refunded after the training course (after participants send all their travel documents etc.).

  • Portugal – up to 500 EUR;
  • Greece, Spain – up to 330 EUR;
  • Norway, Croatia, Germany, Czech Republic, Romania – up to 245 EUR;

Participation fee

Participant contribution: 30 euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Shokkin Group – Youth NGO

Phone: +37256474298

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack EduBoards.pdf

Contact for questions:

Pavel

E-Mail: eduboardstc@gmail.com

Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are max 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th January 2019

SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.

General Description

Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives…

Then this partnership building activity is for you! We would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects, but many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs.

We believe that social economy organisations, with the necessary structures in place to support volunteers from disavantaged background in their activities, could become the perfect hosting place for these young people.

Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity. We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with inclusion, youth and volunteering fields to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having an European Volunteer.

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social economy and the Youth and Vocational Education Forum 2018 (hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice), social economy organisations have been identified as often having projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support their work, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures – such as the European Solidarity Corps. This partnership-building activity is a follow-up of the training course under the same topic taking place in Glasgow 10-14 December 2018.

This 3-day activity will take place in Ankara from 30th April (arrival day) to 4th May (departure) 2019 and it will be a unique opportunity to find partners to create inclusive volunteering projects in the framework of ESC. Although the programme also covers jobs and traineeships opportunities, this activity will only focus on quality volunteering projects.

General aim:

To introduce European volunteering projects to social economy organisations and encourage partnerships with inclusion, youth and volunteering organisations for quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:

– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under European Solidarity Corps
– To share different practices on how to involve volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To motivate social economy organisations to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To foster partnership building of potential hosting/supporting organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:

– Staff members/volunteers of social economy and volunteering organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Staff members/volunteers involved in inclusion organisations
– Able to work in (international) English
– From ESC programme countries
– Former participants of the TC held in Glasgow (December 2018) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC

Co-organiser:

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@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.

Training Course. Story by Story for building Community. Latvia

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Training Course: Story by Story for building Community

Dates: 11-19 October 2018

Venue: Gulbene district, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 16th September 2018

This TC will gather 24 youth workers who work with young people with fewer opportunities and social inclusion process in order to develop their capacities to create transformational and sustainable learning environments using Storytelling method.

General Description

Storytelling can open up new perspectives and influence attitude and behaviors. At the same time, creating sories can be a healing process as creators observe and reflect on themselves, emotions, processes around and other people.

Objectives of the Project
*To enable 24 youth workers to get to know and experience the non-formal method of Storytelling.
*To enhance the skills of 24 youth workers in guiding young people with fewer opportunities on the path of social inclusion using the method of Storytelling.
*To increase the motivation of 24 youth workers to work with youth with fewer opportunities for their social inclusion.
*To create a bridge of transferability of both theoretical frame and the methodology of the Storytelling method towards the community.

Methods
This Training Course will be based on non-formal learning principles which means learning by doing, learning to be, learning to be with others and learning to learn.

We will use methods of improvisation theather, team building activities, brainstorming, disscussions, storytelling in various different ways, creative writing, outdoor activities, community work with real young people etc.

Participants
Youth workers, social workers, teachers, youth leaders that are professionaly involved in social, educational and youth work.

Participants should
*have a current and at least 1 year long experience in working with young people with fewer opportunities (as a volunteer or paid worker)

*be ready for follow-up activities (sharing gained knowledge with colleagues within and outside the organization, organizning at least 1 follow-up activity with at least 10 young people)
*have fluent English language skills

Location and accommodation
We will be staying in a guest house “Vonadziņi” in Gulbene district where the main activities will be organized. For about 2 days we will also visit Aluksne town where the community work in school is planned.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food will be provided.
We will reimburse travel costs after the TC and after receiving original travel documents.

Poland 275 EUR
Croatia 275 EUR
Romania 275 EUR
Ireland 360 EUR

Slovenia 275 EUR
Finland 180 EUR
Sweden 275 EUR
Spain 360 EUR
Latvia 0 EUR

There is no participation fee.

Link to application form can be found in the end of Info-kit.

Application

 

Organizer:

Aluksne and Ape Community Foundation – NGO

Phone: +37128603522

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Story By Story.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ilze Zvejniece

E-Mail: zvejniece.ilze@gmail.com

Seminar & Conference. Source. Hungary

Budapest Hungary

Seminar & Conference: Source

Dates: 9-15 September 2018

Venue: Nagykovácsi Kastélypark, Hungary

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 13th August 2018

Be inspired and recharged by best practices in working with youth with fewer opportunities! Bring and inspire others with yours too! Facilitation via: experiential education, solution focus coaching, supervision, intervision & best practice exchange.

General Description

SOURCE Seminar and International Conference aims to increase the competences of youth workers and social workers in the community centres in using non-formal education methods, particularly experiential learning methods, to be able to create space and environment supporting personal development and empowerment of youth with fewer opportunity in the V4 region.

We’ll learn from each other’s good practices, transfer and adopt methodology from abroad, which is innovative in the context of youth work, in the partnership and in general.
The event fills the gap of having meaningful conversations and experience sharing amongst helping experts living in the Visegrad region facing similar challenges while working with similar target groups – youth with fewer opportunities.

METHODS TO BE USED
• experiential education,
• solution focus coaching,
• supervision and intervision,
• best practice exchange.

Event Details
• Participants: 20 participants from the V4 countries during the Seminar, whilst we expect to have approx. 120 participants from the V4 countries during the Source Conference.

Participant Profile
● You are eager to learn new methods (e.g. by using experiential education, solution focus coaching, intervision, peer learning) on how to work with/ support youngsters at risk.
● You also have rich experience in the field of youth work and
● experience in supporting youngsters who are at risk.
● You are able to share your expertise with the others (e.g. in the form of a workshop).
● You have good level of English.
● You can participate during the whole SOURCE Seminar & Conference.

More about SOURCE
The need of SOURCE is to increase the competences of youth and social workers in the community centres in using non-formal education methods, particularly experiential learning methods, to be able to create space and environment supporting personal development and empowerment of youth with fewer opportunities in the V4 region. There is a wish to learn from each other’s good practices, transfer and adopt methodology from abroad, which is innovative in the context of youth work, in the partnership and in general.

The need of youth at risk in the communities that the project partners are working with, is to develop their competences that will enable them to communicate better with each other, to better perform in education and to be able to enter the labour market in the future. All this requires to increase the social competences, communication skills, self-confidence and self-appreciation of the youth.

One of the specific objectives of SOURCE is to increase personal capacities of involved organizations in non-formal education methods. The activities to achieve this objective are: organising the SOURCE seminar, space for debates on challenges and we introduce self-supportive tools for communities of helping workers (solution focus coaching and intervision); organising the SOURCE conference, with workshops on exchange of non-formal education methods and best practices in V4 region.

An other specific objective of SOURCE is to increase the quality of youth work the involved organisations provide, particularly by adopting a new learning programme for youth at risk using volunteering action as a tool. The activity to achieve this objective is to create a methodology pack (summary of used tools, methods and lessons learned).

Costs

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

The SOURCE Seminar & Conference is financed by the International Visegrad Fund and requires co-funding from your side.

All costs related to board and lodging will be covered by the Fund. Travel costs will be reimbursed up to 100% if you manage your travel in the allocated budget and upon the presentation of the tickets, invoices and proves of payment.

Whilst from your side, there is a 30 EUR participation fee (contribution to the program) to be paid. Further details will be sent to the selected participants.

Application

Organizer:

Elmenyakademia KHE / Academy of Experience – NGO

Phone: +36705100833

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack SOURCE Seminar.pdf

Contact for questions:

Erzsebet CZINGER

Skype:erzsebet.czinger

Facebook:

E-Mail: czerzsebet@gmail.com