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Training Course. 8 Senses Training Course. Bulgaria

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Training Course: 8 Senses Training Course

Dates: 15-21 June 2020

Venue: TBC, Bulgaria

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 24th April 2020

8 Senses is 5 days (+ 2 days for travelling) TC for youth workers to learn, practice and apply methods for inclusion, participation, creativity and sustainability in their work with youth, including NEETs and young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

What is 8 Senses?

Everything and everyone are always in certain environment. And everything all together, as we know it on the Earth is The Environment from which we are all part of. This is our starting point for training attitudes of inclusion, participation, creativity and environmentalism.

We will work with some of the following questions:

  • What is inclusion?
  • What is participation?
  • What is creativity?
  • What is sustainable thinking?

  • What is the role of the youth and youth workers as parts of the environment?
  • What is solicitude and how is it shaped by the environment?
  • What attitudes do we hold regarding ourselves, the environment and the mutual interaction between us?
  • Can we participate in creating Less pollution and waste?
  • What makes environment a skill and competence?
  • How to implement ‘cradle to cradle’ thinking in our local society?
  • How to create, design and utilize the environmental thinking and elements in our youth work to create interest, increase participation and work sustain-ably?

This training will build dialogue between youth workers from EU countries, who will have the opportunity to work on variety of real case studies. In the process will be used different methods from learning by doing, non-formal education and other interactive practices. We will create together ideas for solutions on some of the most common environmental issues in Europe (sustainability and urban lifestyle, air pollution in big cities, waste management, electronic recycling, city gardening and food management, non-violent use of the environment etc.)

Objectives:

  • To bring to the knowledge of young people the possibility to see through different point of view the aspects of the importance of the personal attitude.
  • To build general understanding for the concept of sustainability.
  • To explore the idea of holistic approach in everyday life and its transformation and application in environmental attitude.
  • To have an action plan and participation attitude at the end of the training in the process of re-defining and solving simple environment issues.
  • To show and experience in a group the possibility of develop personal skills by changing and transforming the surrounding environment.

In this training participants will practice competences with strong emphasis on empowering attitudes, participation and inclusion.

At the end of the 5 days we will seeks for changes and transformation in the attitude and in the deeper understanding of what can be done further in order to protect our planet and how we can be more sustainable part of the nature. All that through the perspective of European youth work.

We will include many outdoor tasks, challenges and quests related to the observation and collaboration with the others and with the surrounding environment. The training includes also an “action plan” with real case experience and exchange of different levels of expertise, a possibility to see the topic from different viewpoints on the European civic dimension of Public engagement.

Profile of Participants

  • Youth workers with proven track record of involvement in an NGO as well as:
  • Interested in inclusion and sustainability;
  • Working with NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities;
  • Working on youth participation;
  • Willing to expand their professional competences of inclusion, participation, cooperation, creativity, entrepreneurship and initiative, involvement and participation of youth, including those with fewer opportunities; leadership, communication, teamwork, design thinking, problem solving;

  • Are recognised as a significant and active young people among their peers and in the local society;
  • Have will and are keen to take follow up actions to disseminate the topic of environmentalism on local level;
  • 18 years old and older;
  • Able to use English as a working language.

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

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC 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 to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Human Resource Development Centre – National Agency

Phone: +35929155026

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack 8 senses 2020.pdf

Contact for questions:

Milen Petkov

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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.

Conference. Social Innovation for Social Inclusion. Cyprus

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Conference: Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) 2020 Forum on “Social Innovation for Social Inclusion”

Dates: 5-9 May 2020

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 60 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship and social innovation among young people.

General Description

Why social innovation for social inclusion?

This edition of the TCP Forum will be an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social innovation and how it can foster social inclusion, delving, at the same time, into topics such as digital technology and entrepreneurship for inclusion and participation, female entrepreneurship, migrants’ integration and multiculturalism.

Building on the success of the 5 previous Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) Forums that took place in Sweden, Italy, UK, Hungary and Spain, the National Agency of Cyprus is pleased to host the 6th edition of the TCP Forum.

The National Agency of Cyprus shares the belief promoted by the European Union that social innovation can act as a “source of remedies for increased social challenges (rising inequalities, poverty, social exclusion, social conflicts and social injustice)” (Social Innovation Task Force of the EU ISG, 2015). In this context, the upcoming Forum will look into the inter-correlation between social innovation and social inclusion.

Since the concepts of social innovation, and thus social entrepreneurship, are rather “new”, and not extensively explored concepts in Cyprus, the Forum envisions to bring together a wide range of professionals, representing various fields of the market and the society, where they will exchange their experiences, practices and visions. Moreover, the Forum will serve as a platform for the development of a network of professionals working on social innovation and will act as a reference point for further developments in the fields and facilitate their collaboration at national, regional and European level.

The Forum will be a melting pot of ideas, tools and good practices which participants, representing different sectors, will have the opportunity to further explore through relevant presentations, workshops and field visits. The Forum will also support the mainstreaming of future cooperation among participants for the implementation of innovative projects and initiatives under Erasmus+.

Moreover, in the framework of the 6th edition of the TCP Forum, the National Agency of Cyprus has already hosted a national activity targeting local stakeholders. The aim of this activity was to build common foundations on social innovation initiatives, for the Cypriot actors in the fields, to facilitate their collaboration, and offer them the space for an exchange of ideas, good practice and challenges faced in an area, such as social innovation, currently under progress, in the Cyprus context. This national activity also served as a preparation phase for the transnational TCP Forum, representing a novelty brought by this edition of the forum.

Objectives of the TCP 2020 Forum Cyprus

  • Encourage collaboration and partnership building between youth work and other sectors of the social innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Raise awareness of and promote the social inclusion dimension of social innovation policies and practices.
  • Offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices.
  • Use social enterprise, social innovation and non-formal learning as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurial life skills.
  • Encourage creativity, innovation, participation, solidarity, diversity and social inclusion of young people.
  • Provide information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social innovation

Previous TCP Forums: More information about the project and previous editions can be found at @TCPCommunity (on Facebook).

To get the feel of the event, please watch the highlight videos of two previous editions:

Liverpool UK (March 2018):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1EMxY2uiv

Budapest Hungary (November 2018):

An eco-friendly event: Inspired by the previous editions of the TCP Forum, the organisers endeavor to deliver an environmentally sustainable event, including site selection, menu compilation, coffee breaks and the materials we use. We believe it is important to show that there is always a way for events to be more eco-friendly, this being one of the principles of this project.

Youth@Work Strategic Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

The TCP Forum is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 16 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work at www.youthatworkpartnership.org and @YouthatWorkPartnership (Facebook).

Profile of participants:

We are looking for 60 participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries, Eastern Partnership countries, Southern Mediteranean countries and Western Balkan countries, with the following professional backgrounds:

Employment, entrepreneurship and social innovation support services (chambers of commerce, incubators, accelerators, banks, social venture funders, etc.); formal education representatives (higher education, VET); cooperatives; foundations; local, regional and national government representatives; researchers; (social) entrepreneurs; youth workers; community workers; educators; trainers and young change-makers.

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

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC 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 to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Board of Cyprus – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Tempus Public Foundation TPF,
  • Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG),
  • European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA),
  • Agência Nacional para a gestão do programa Juventude em Acção,
  • YIA-ES – AGENCIA NACIONAL ESPAÑOLA DE LA JUVENTUD (INJUVE),
  • British Council, ECORYS – National Agency
  • Center for Social Innovation

Phone: +35722402691

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule TCP Cyprus.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCP 2020 Support Team

E-mail: srousou@onek.org.cy

E-Mail: tcp2020@onek.org.cy

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.

Conference. Transnational Forum. Turkey

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Conference Include Transform Realise: Transnational Forum II

Dates: 24-28 March 2020

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 60 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: 26th January 2020

 It is aimed to reach out trainers/facilitators, youth workers/leaders with or without disabilities in order to improve their capacities for working with young people with disabilities in local/national/international level in terms of Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

General Description

Participants from youth sector will gather in Istanbul for the transnational forum “Include, Transform, Realise II”, to discuss how to increase active participation and inclusion of young people with disabilities in Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The Erasmus+ Programme provides multiple opportunities for all, however young people with disabilities still have a limited access to these opportunities due to several physical and attitudinal barriers.

It is strongly aimed to reach out youth workers, youth leaders, trainers or facilitators with disabilities and without disabilities in order to improve their capacities of working with young people with disabilities in local/national/international level in terms of Erasmus+ Youth Programme and encourage them to organize inclusive mixed ability group projects.

Specific objectives of the Forum:

  • To promote equality, social inclusion and mixed ability youth work in Erasmus + Youth Programme.
  • To develop a better understanding of disability within youth work and create a disability-friendly concept of youth work.
  • To focus on abilities rather than disabilities to improve the interaction between young people with and without disabilities.
  • To identify and discuss common challenges and propose concrete actions, which would help to address those challenges
  • To increase the number and the quality of the youth workers, leaders, trainers and facilitators in youth sector who have high awareness of disability and eager to involve young people with disabilities into youth projects by applying inclusive methodologies.
  • To provide an opportunity for the NGOs to deepen the dialogue and advance cooperation and develop sustainable partnerships for the future mixed ability group projects within Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Methodology: Inclusive non-formal education methods will be used based on learning by doing and exchanging of the previous experiences and best practices. Forum will consist of panels, workshops, best practices and partnership building activities. Inclusive non-formal education methodologies will be used. Participants are expected to actively take part and contribute to the programme.

Target group: “Active”participants with no age limit (youth workers, youth leaders, youth NGO representatives, youth trainers or facilitators) who can contribute to the thematic focus of the Forum and who have experience or high motivation to work with young people with disabilities. Participants with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

The call is open for participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries who;

  • can communicate in English (the activities will be held in English as the working language);
  • can commit to actively take part in the Forum as well as in the preparation phase, for instance by sharing information on their activities in online spaces, contributing to the Forum design and getting acquainted with relevant background documents;
  • can commit to share the experiences and learning gained during the Forum with other interested young people and/or stakeholders

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

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC 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 to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Turkish National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule Forum 2020.pdf

Contact for questions:

NA-Turkey Youth Work Unit

E-Mail: tca@ua.gov.tr

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. Creativity & Innovation. Greece

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Training Course: Creativity & Innovation

Dates: 9-14 March 2020

Venue: Athens, Greece

Eligible are 30 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 27th January 2020

This training course aiming to give creative and innovative tools to youth workers in order to increase the quality in their Erasmus+ projects and offer answers to the above issues.

General Description

The idea of this training is to turn things upside down. And inside out. To take old ideas out of the box, and re-construct them in a different shape…

We want to use the fact that a new, different programme is starting, to help future beneficiaries to re-think their practices, to invent new ones, to experiment and to find new solutions to old problems.

All of this based on Non-formal learning principles including experiential and self-directed learning.

Objectives:

  • To support youth workers, youth leaders and other educators to think in innovative ways when approaching youth-related topics and develop creative models of intervention
  • To increase the impact and efficiency of their activities – and even considering cooperating in wider fields and creating synergies outside youth;
  • To analyze each step of a project (preparation, implementation, evaluation and follow up) and develop creative solutions to improve these steps in terms of process and quality results.
  • To develop innovative methodologies that increase effective participation of all project actors involved in youth projects: partners, youngsters, local communities, and policymakers.

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

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC 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 to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth and LifeLong Learning Foundation – Hellenic National Agency

Phone: +302131314435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Panagiota Karametou

E-Mail: karametou.p@inedivim.gr

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. Entrepreneurial mind-set development. Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Training course: IntRApersonal aspect of Entrepreneurial mind-set development

Dates: 15-23 February 2020

Venue: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Serbia

Application deadline: 10th December 2019

Motivation of organisers is to “equip” young women with set of skills needed to work on personal development in fields of entrepreneurial intelligence and creating (self-)employment opportunities proactively in today’s reality of employment uncertainty.

General Description

Motivation of partners in this project is to “equip” young women with set of skills needed to work on personal development in fields of entrepreneurial intelligence and creating (self-)employment opportunities proactively in today’s reality of employment uncertainty and the world of extinction of many known jobs and occupation now and even more in the future.

Training course will take place in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina in period 15.02.2020 – 23.02.2020. That new needed capacity is entrepreneurial intelligence – competence that is more or less neglected by education system and main factors of socialization, it can be trained and developed by gaining different skills, knowledge, attitudes through quality youth work.

This project is strategic continuation of the partners’ endeavours to empower young women for their (self-)employment and entrepreneurship. This project is building up on the previous projects and brings added value to the organisations and respective communities/countries.

Aim of the project is to build capacity of youth (work) organisations, their young women entrepreneurship empowerment centres on local level and their youth workers in competences for entrepreneurial mind-set development through youth work in our communities and on European level.

We expect our project to impact a lot on youth workers from our youth (work) organisations and local entrepreneurship empowerment centres for young women through study visit, training courses and curriculums, as well as directly on unemployed youngsters / young women through online courses and the enlarged support tools and mechanisms in their communities for youth entrepreneurship education with focus on entrepreneurial mind-set development.

Thus, more young women will see entrepreneurship and self-employment as a possible career path and something that can be learned and developed, which will increase their intentions to start a business.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All organisation, accommodation and food costs are covered by organizer.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed by organizers, in agreement with participants.

Costs will be reimbursed only for most eco-friendly types of transportation, after confirmation of the transportation way with project team.

Budget for travel costs / per participant:

  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina – 20,00 €
  • Croatia, Serbia – 180,00 €
  • Germany, Italy – 275,00 €

Participation fee

None, all costs are covered by organizer.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Power – Youth NGO

Phone: +387 62 580 738

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Riad Čerkez

E-Mail: entmind@youth-power.org

Youth Exchange. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Lithuania.

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Youth Exchange 3R: Reduce, reuse, recycle

Dates: 29th of February – 7th of March 2020

Venue: Kaunas, Lithuania

We are looking for 2 participants (16 – 24 years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 40 participants coming from: Lithuania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Croatia

Application deadline: 22nd November 2019

“Reduce-reuse-recycle” is a 9 days Youth Exchange project which will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania and will gather participants from 5 countries – Lithuania, Croatia, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria to changing attitudes in the field of recycling and bringing positive impact to changing pollution situation.

General Description

Unrecycled waste is one of the key problems of our environment. Plastic and other kind of waste pollutes our earth, water and air which also contributes to climate change. European Commission has announced that 70% of waste which is found in oceans and beaches consists of one-time plastic products.

What is more, in October 2018 EC first time announced that plastic has already entered human’s nutrition chain. However, many steps are taken towards reducing the amount of waste which gets into landfills, whilst many more steps are needed to make this come true.

Project‘s objectives:

  •  To raise awareness about consequences of unsorted waste and importance of recycling.
  •  To introduce reduce-reuse-recycle method participants and their local communities.
  •  To encourage participants and their local communities to take direct action and responsibly recycle waste.

Goal:
Project will be mainly based on reduce-reuse-recycle method and will seek to encourage 35 young participants and local society members to REDUCE amount of waste they produce; to REUSE things they have already bought and to RECYCLE the waste which they want to throw away.

Number of participants: 7 participants + 1 leader per country. At least 2 participants per National group with social, economic or geographic obstacles.
Economic obstacles are:

  •  young people with a low standard of living, low income, dependence on social welfare system;
  • in long-term unemployment or poverty;
  • young people who are homeless, young people in debt or with financial problems.

Activities during the project: All activities of project will be based on non-formal learning methods.

  •  Analyzing daily habits and usage of plastic of participants in everyday life;
  •  Presentation about different types of plastic and their damage for environment;
  •  Survey with local people about their daily plastic usage;
  •  Case analysis about new production policy of plastic straws and other one-time plastic;
  •  Creative workshop “how to reduce amount of plastic we use and other waste we produce”;
  •  Presentations about waste and recycling situation in participating countries
  •  Practical workshop while participants will be learning how to recycle waste correctly
  •  Creative workshop “how to encourage society to start recycling”

Each participating country will need to present waste and recycling situation in their countries, discuss core issues, problems and positive changes which took place recently. Together with participants we will discuss what are the main reasons in each country which prevent communities from recycling.

Also, each group will have to lead 1-2 activities during the project. Concrete tasks will be given to each National group leader.

Team building game or energizer. If you know any great game or activity, which gets people together and helps to feel team spirit or refill yourself with energy – please share it. We will be happy to involve participants into the programme as much as possible.

Youth exchange programme includes:

  • ice-breaking,
  • team-building,
  • social inclusion activities.
  • Topic-related activities:

Close-up activities: reflections, Youthpass evaluation, giving Youthpass certificates, evaluation, creating dissemination and visibility plan.

After exchange: Dissemination phase will take place. It is responsibility of every participant and partner’s organization to share information about the project, to post photos and messages in social media. More detailed dissemination plan will be created during exchange by participants themselves which we will follow during this period.

The main language used during the project will be English. As we will work in an international environment, participants taking part in “Reduce – reuse – recycle” project should be able to communicate and express themselves in English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food and materials – 100% funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. This includes everything, except for travel costs. It’s highly recommended to start buying travelling tickets early. It’s recommended to have a disposal for drinks, small shopping, etc. We are counting less travelling expenses as your contribution to the project.

Travel reimbursement

  • Lithuania 20
  • Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia 220

We will reimburse the travel expenses by bank transfer to partner organization accounts after the exchange. In order to make the reimbursement, firstly, dissemination activities will have to be implemented. Also, it is compulsory that you deliver all the necessary documents for us.

If your travel costs exceed the official limits, the reimbursement will be limited to the maximum amount of travel costs allocated for each country. If you fail to provide all the necessary travel documents, we will be unable to reimburse you.

For plane travel, the original documents that we need are:

1. E-ticket; 2. Invoice; 3. Proof of payment or receipt; 4. Boarding passes.

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 30 euros per participant. The fee will be deposited after successful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Neribota Ateitis Association – 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

Training Course. Edges of Gender. Albania

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Training Course: EDGES of Gender

Dates: 10-16 March 2020

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Italy, Jordan, KOSOVO*, Montenegro, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 6th January 2020

EDGES of Gender is a training course on the four gender dimensions through artistic photography. During 6 days of activities participants to learn about gender, sexuality, visual storytelling and expression. Artworks will be showcased in an exhibition.

General Description

EDGES Training will balance participative workshops and reflective learning on gender and photography during the days of activities for participants to have a personalized learning process where they can focus on what they find more relevant, being deepening their competences on inclusion, discrimination, gender diversity, sexuality and expression on photography, visual storytelling, creative conceptualization and editing.

In the end of this process, each participant will have a better understanding of the four gender dimensions and how they can make an impact in their societies to improve current situation as well as collaborate in a digital photography exhibition sharing these diverse perspectives.

Following our EDGES learning principle: Everybody will learn, everybody will share.
Do you want to be part of the process?

The Objectives

The overall aim of EDGES is to build the capacities for youth work and training to:

  • develop a modern gender sensitive approach through the 4 gender dimensions,
  • support training through artistic expression, and
  • provide participants with different digital methods on how to visualize sensitive statements
  • through artworks as forms and tools for dissemination and promotion.

Objectives are to:

  • Develop a basic understanding on gender equality and inequality, the overall terminology of the four gender dimensions and different forms of discrimination in these areas
  • Develop new perspectives on possibilities in active participation on gender and sexuality issues
  • Exchange personal experiences and best practices against any form of discrimination, inequality and conflicts
  • Develop a basic understanding on behavioural design to shift bias in the four gender dimensions
  • Have a better understanding on the power of artistic photography in the field of prevention and empowerment
  • Develop technical skills on photography as well as professional editing
  • Develop skills on visual storytelling on sensitive topics
  • Create a series of photography visualizing (im)balance in the four gender dimensions
  • Kickstart a “Digital Exhibition” as mean for sharing the artworks

Participant Profile

The profile of participants whom we are looking for includes:

  • young people, youth workers and educators
  • active in NGOs with youth from different social backgrounds and groups
  • with different levels of experience in working with:
  1. photography and multimedia art,
  2. gender-related topics, and
  3. inclusion and diversity.

We aim to have a balance in participants coming with different levels of knowledge in these areas to the activities to create the possibility of future projects.

With this, we also aim to create a space in which participants can learn with and from each other.

We want to include participants’ working experience in the creation of the training and during the learning processes. On the one hand, we are interested in bringing people the first approach of the topic through art. Additionally, we want to deepen the knowledge already existing and clarifying wrong assumptions. Furthermore, we aim for a very gender-balanced group of participants with different social backgrounds, who are also familiar with discriminated groups as Roma and LGBT+.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The project is funded by Erasmus+ and it covers the costs of accommodation and meals for participants.

Travel reimbursement

Travel Reimbursement will be made by bank transfer after the completion of the event for all justificable costs, provided the invoices and boarding passes up to a maximum of:

  • Albania, Kosovo*, Montenegro: EUR 20,00
  • Italy, Republic of North Macedonia: EUR 180,00
  • Austria, Belarus, Jordan, Romania: EUR 275,00
  • Portugal, Spain, Armenia: EUR 360,00

Participation fee

The project has no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Institute of Human Rights and non-formal Education – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • EESTEC Tirana – Youth NGO
  • European Foundation for Quality in Blended Learning – Youth NGO
  • Learning Designers – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Stefanie Mayrwöger

E-Mail: edges.erasmus@gmail.com

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