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Training Course Future Labs:  TC on Innovative Digital Tools for Youth Workers

Dates: 20-27 January 2019

Venue: Broumov, Czech Republic

Eligible are 17 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia

Application deadline: 31st October 2018

In youth work, new tools are constantly needed in order to keep up with fast global changes, support youth participation in society, active citizenship and to prevent new forms of social exclusion.

General Description

Many youth workers, trainers and educators struggle with the ways how to approach these topics, and new responses are urgently needed. This need for innovation in the field is also a political priority: in 2016, Innovation in Youth work was one of the priorities set by the EU presidency.

Since 2017, the consortium of project Future Labs is working on various outputs that will bring innovative methods to youth work fields; and this training course is part of this project.

In that framework, the specific objectives for this training are:

  • To explore the concepts of creativity and Innovation in Youth Work;
  • To capacitate youth workers in innovative approaches namely: Gamification, Photo Voice, Visualisation, Digital Storytelling;
  • To plan testing of new approaches with young people and youth workers in a collaborative manner;
  • To evaluate, adapt and spread the tools learned and tested in the european youth work community.

Profile of Participants

  • Active youth workers working regularly with youth;
  • Motivated to experiment and innovate in their daily work, by implementing new tools;
  • Available to test the methods learned and give structured feedback to the organisers within 2-3 months after the training;
  • Motivated to share the newly gained competences with other youth workers;
  • Comfortable with filming – this training is part of bigger project, within which we will take videos of some methods used during the training and use them as instruction videos for the outputs of this project (to be used by youth workers after this project).

Methodology

The program will be based in the principles of Non Formal Learning. Activities will be mostly experiential and interactive.

Sessions will be built around group exercises, games and looking at study cases. Participants are expected not only to learn the tools presented but also to envisage their practical application and plan concrete ways to implement them with their young people.

Because the main topics of the training are connected to digital world, we will ask participants to bring their smartphones, tablets or notebooks with them (if they have – it’s not a condition).

Venue

The training will take place in spectacular location – Baroque style monastery Broumov, important crossroad of historical events.

When coming to Czech Republic, town Broumov and surrounding region might not be an obvious choice, but we fall in love with the place at first sight. Beautiful architecture, damn good equipped for events like ours, splendid nature around.

The whole area of monastery is undergoing revitalisation process and process of “re-purpose” and it serves currently to diverse type of events – cultural, educational, societal.

In January we will have a chance to use multiple spaces of the monastery since it is an off-season. We will find there calm and focused space with damn good internet connection ;). Don’t worry, is heated up well!

More about the venue and region

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Costs

 

The project is co-financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

The organizers cover the costs for accommodation, board and program-related costs.

Travel costs will be reimbursed after the training course by all partners based on a fully presented travel reimbursement claim (flight bookings, boarding tickets, invoices, bus/train tickets).

The amount will be paid according to distance band up to:

Participants from CZ, SL: 180 €

Participants from IT, FI :275 €

Participants from PT: 360 €

Participants from SK: 80 €

All participants must have valid insurance.

There’s no participation fee for this project.

Application

 

Organiser:

Asociace neformálního vzdělávání – NGO

Co-organisers:

Humak University of Applied Science

Associazione Agrado – Youth NGO

Ha Moment – Youth NGO

Phone: +420724236972

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule Future Labs.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lenka Polcerová

E-Mail: lenka.polcerova@anev.cz

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Youth Exchange: Sharpen Up Your Skills

Dates: 08-17 January 2019

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 4+1 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 35 participants coming from: Italy, Romania, Cyprus, Poland, Greece, Czech Republic, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th October 2018

Sharpen Up Your Skills is a youth exchange project aiming to bring together 30 young people (18-30 years) and 6 group leaders (no age limit), who is ready to try themselfs in a field of enterpreneurship, to share experience and knowledge of their countries, willing and able to work together with other youth regardless of their nationality, social status and disabilities.

Description

The project ‘’Sharpen up your skills’’ started from the need to find a way to reduce the unemployment rate which is increasingly rise and influence youth, and especially young people in provincial areas.

The best way to stand against this, is to prepare appropriate the newcomers in the employment field.

Aim: This programme aims to give the opportunity to people with fewer opportunities- as those who live in provincial areas- to learn, to share experiences, and to explore various tools, techniques, and practices on issues such as employability, active participation in social environment and entrepreneurship.

Objectives: The main objectives by the implementation of this project are:

  • to increase the knowledge about possible ways and opportunities of employability and develop promotional skills in order to improve the ability to promote their strengths and make more attractive CVs)
  • To familiarize with the term of ‘’entrepreneurship’’ and acquire the relevant skills in order to be an entrepreneur.
  • To ensure the active participation in local community and European citizenship.
  • Come across with other countries practices and innovations, in the fields of working experiences, in order to get inspiration and improve the provincial areas with fewer opportunities.
  • Also to gain promotional skills (expression tools: to develop and improve the ability to promote their strengths and make more attractive CVs).

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Costs

 

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

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.

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

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

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Organizer:

 

StressBall Cyprus – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

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Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket for participants: 18 – 30 years old

Group’s leader: 18+

Warsaw

Training Course Every Pixel Tells a Story: Exploring Digital Methods for Youth Work

Dates: 16-24 November 2018

Venue: Poland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belarus, Denmark, Moldova

Application deadline: 17th October 2018

The proposed TC aims at bringing European youth workers together and teach them what digital storytelling is and how they can use it as a tool for working with young people with diverse cultural background.

General Description

During the project the participants will go through an intensive set of workshops giving them a chance to learn how to create their own digitalized stories. We believe that learning by doing will provide a deeper understanding of the method and therefore serve as an inspiration for creating similar projects in participants own communities.

Developing projects that are based on new methods and approaches seems to be especially important for those youth workers who are dealing with difficult social issues, as they very often lack proper and effective tools to address their beneficiaries.

Objectives

– To provide participants with knowledge about the digital storytelling method and its possible benefits for youth work

– To equip them with skills necessary to design digital storytelling projects in their own communities

– To enhance participants ICT skills and encourage them to use open source technologies in their daily youth work

– To establish a network of like-minded organizations and individuals, who are interested in the further exchange on the topic of using digital methods for working with youth

– To develop follow-up projects using the skills and knowledge gained during this Training Course

Participant Profile

– Youth workers and youth leaders interested in exploring new ways of working with people with diverse cultural and/or migration background

– Motivated to learn more about the concept of digital storytelling (prior knowledge of photo/video making and editing is not required)

– Ready to use digital storytelling as a method of working with youth in their own communities

– Interested in setting further co-operation with similar organizations from other European countries

– Being able to communicate in English fluently

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

Moldova -up to 360 euro per travel
Denmark, Belarus, Austria – up to 275 euro per travel

There will be no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Autokreacja & Partners – Youth NGO

Phone: +48502096593

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Every Pixel Tells a story.pdf

Contact for questions:

Fundacja Autokreacja

E-Mail: autokreacja@autokreacja.org

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Training Course TICTAC: Multilateral Training Course to support quality in youth worker mobility activities under Erasmus+ Youth

Dates: 25 February – 3 March 2019

Venue: Greece

Eligible are max 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey

Application deadline: 13th January 2019

TICTAC is targeted at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies, it supports designing quality Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects.

General Description

TICTAC is a training course targeted at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies in line with the goals of their organizations.

The TICTAC training aims to support participants in designing qualitative projects and becoming the pioneers of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme. The overall aim of the TICTAC TC is to develop participants’ competences for implementing projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, as support measures in an organization’s long term strategy.

The specific objectives of the course are:

  • to promote theErasmus+ Youth Programme as an educational tool;
  • to explore the Erasmus+ Youth Programme with a special focus on quality international cooperation;
  • to understand the role of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme within a long term local strategy;
  • to simulate the first steps of organizing a project in the youth field within an international team;
  • to develop participant’s competences in planning Non Formal Education and Intercultural Learning processes;
  • to promote Youth Participation and Active Citizenship as key elements when designing a European project.

Target Group: The training course is designed for youth workers and youth leaders, who

  • have experienced an international event/activity before (not necessarily a project under the Youth programme);
  • are motivated to learn about and make use of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme for creating or strengthening international partnerships;

  • are willing to work on the quality of their international projects;
  • have the support of an organisation to attend the TICTAC course and are in the position to implement european youth projects in their organisation,
  • are minimum 18 years old,
  • are able to use English as a working language in order to establish effective communication during group-work and sessions. A low level of English will limit your learning opportunities.

The Network of Erasmus+ Youth National Agencies organises several TICTAC training courses per year. You’ll find an overview on the upcoming TicTacs here.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

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:

Erasmus+ Youth National Agency Greece – National Agency

Co-organisers:

SALTO Training and Cooperation RC – SALTO Resource Centre

Participating NAs – selecting applicants and financing travel costs

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack TICTAC for Participants.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@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.

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Training Course: The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 19-24 March 2019

Venue: Danhostel Ishøj Strand, Denmark

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th December 2019

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in empowering young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe) and building bridges between different educational methods, approaches or reflections.

General Description

Practical note: Please consider that one more the Power of NFE TC will take place in Estonia 11-17 February 2019. Please consider the reality of your time frame and logistics, so you can make a reasonable choice regarding which TC to apply for.

What for and why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting with different kind of non-formal educational methods.

– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.

– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.

– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.

– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).

– To reconsider daily youth work practices.

– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Youth in Action.

How will it be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring.

To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

1. Pre-Training Immersion (6 weeks before the TC): Participants receive weekly newsletters in order to start the training process before the residential training course:

– Introduce some key elements and concepts (formal, non-formal, informal…)

– Make participants reflect about their daily practices.

– Discover through short presentations the team members and participants. Creation of a Facebook group as additional tool.

2. The Training Course (4 days and a half): A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:

Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercise…)

Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…

Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people

Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.

Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

3. The After-Training Consolidation (8 WEEKS): Trainers will be available for participants for a supportive and consulting approach, mainly in the implementation of their action plan.

The team consists of three complementary trainers, coming from different parts of Europe (Jo Claeys – Portugal, Simona Molari – Italy, Denis Morel – France) with different background, working style, experiences but with common values towards Non Formal Education.

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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 – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details & please check if it is involved in this project!

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth NA for further information about the financial details.

Application

 

Organiser:

Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education

Phone: +45 72 31 82 81

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Louise Frilund

E-Mail: lfr@ufm.dk

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.

University of Bonn

Training Course Project Lab: How to design your project in Erasmus+ Youth

Dates: 11-13 March 2019

Venue: Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Germany, Slovenia, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 20th January 2019

You already have a concrete project idea and plan to apply for a grant within Erasmus+ Youth, but still need some input or advice to raise the quality of your project and fit the application criteria? This is the right training course for you!

General Description

This “Project Lab” aims at enabling potential applicants to hand in high quality applications in the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

It will give participants a chance to develop their project ideas in exchange with trainers, other beneficiaries and NA-staff and get to know more about specific aims and objectives as well as formal and financial aspects of the programme. The training course is open for all eligible applicants under all Key Actions relevant for the Youth chapter of Erasmus+.

Aims and objectives:

• Enable potential applicants to hand in a good quality application within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
• Contribute to the participants’ understanding of the aims and objectives of Erasmus+ Youth Programme and see if their project ideas match these aims and objectives
• Facilitate an exchange between newcomers and experienced beneficiaries in order to inspire potential applicants and give them a chance to learn from practices in the field
• Raise the quality of projects within the Programme

Profile of participant:

We are looking for participants who
• live in Slovenia, Belgium (FR and FL) Germany or countries of the Western Balkan region
• are 18 years old or older

• are youth workers, youth leaders or project managers
• have a concrete project idea and plan to apply in the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
• have basic understanding of the youth chapter of Eramus+ Programme
• are eligible participants in the Youth chapter of Erasmus+ programme (see the programme guide or consult your NA)
• are willing to participate in the training course during its whole duration

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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 – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth NA for further information about the financial details.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend für Europa, Germany – National Agency

Co-organisers:

NA Slovenia – National Agency

NA Belgium FL, NA Belgium FR – National Agency

SALTO Resource Centre SEE -RC

Phone: +49-228-9506218

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Guido Kaesbach

E-Mail: Kaesbach@jfemail.de

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course: Powering Entrepreneurship Education For Disadvantaged Youth

Dates: 1-11 November 2018

Venue: Antalya, Turkey

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, FYROM, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Turkey

Application deadline: 14th October 2018

To equip the youth workers working directly with young unemployed people and disadvantaged youth from refugee/asylum seeking and migrant background with essential entrepreneurial and business tools, methods and skills to tackle the problem of unemployment

General Description

The international training course “Powering Entrepreneurship Education For Disadvantaged Youth” aims to train and equip youth workers and youth leaders working directly with young unemployed people and disadvantaged youth from refugees/asylum seekers and migrants with essential entrepreneurial and business tools, methods and skills to enable them to contribute to tackling of the problem of unemployment among youth through quality youth work that promotes self-employment and entrepreneurial culture.

The training course will be based on non formal learning methods and principles, intercultural dialogue and communication including group discussions, interactive presentations, participant’s lead workshops, team work,etc.

The methodology of the project will stimulate active participation, sense of initiative and involvement of the learners. It aims to create a learning space with better self-awareness and awareness of the needs and goals of the groups of young people they work with to enhance the results of the learning process and give birth to high quality projects led by the participants in the future.

The project aims to reveal the value of the Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for youth empowerment and raise awareness about Youthpass tool for supporting young people harness skills and personal growth through self-reflection and learning documentation.

Objectives of the training course:

– Introduce youth entrepreneurship as a tool of fighting youth unemployment;

– Support youth workers in developing and sharing effective methods in reaching out to marginalized young people, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, and in preventing racism and intolerance among youth;

– Learn to use youth work to empower youngsters to start their creative search for entrepreneurial opportunities;

– Learn to use non-formal education to support current and future job-seekers to be pro-active and able to apply entrepreneurial approach into career development;

– Explore ways for using youth work to bring alienated and marginalized youth back into the economic mainstream and giving them a sense of meaning and belonging; Helping address some of the socio-psychological problems and delinquency that arises from joblessness;

– Learn to use Youthpass and the Key Competences to support young people through creative process of skill harnessing, self-reflection and documentation of the personal learning process;

– Develop quality youth mobility projects to be applied under Erasmus+ Programme;

– Develop and publish online the “Handbook: Entrepreneurship Education for Marginalized Young People, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants”

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus Youth.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) will be provided. Accommodation will be provided in double rooms.

Accommodation and food

All costs are covered by the project

Travel reimbursement

There are different limits for travel costs for each country:

– Germany: 360 Euro

– Turkey: 0 Euro

– FYROM: 275 Euro

– Hungary: 275 Euro

– Bulgaria: 275 Euro

– Italy: 275 Euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Lucky Punch Jugendhilfe gGmbH – Youth NGO

Phone: +38971307381

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Powering Entrepreneurship Education.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vladimir

E-Mail: vlade-tearce@hotmail.com