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Training Course: House of Heroes – using counter & alternative narratives against hate speech

Dates: 9-18 December 2019

Venue: Belgium – FR

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, Finland, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th November 2019

House of Heroes is a multiple-phase project aiming to equip youth workers with the necessary skills to become an advocate and campaigner for human rights using the counter and alternative narratives

General Description

Counter and alternative narratives (CANs) combat hate speech by discrediting and deconstructing the narratives on which they are based. They propose (alternative) narratives based on human rights and democratic values, such as openness, respect for difference, freedom and equality.

We will gather youth workers, human rights educators and activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Moldova, North Macedonia, Norway, Spain, Ukraine, France and Belgium to help them learn about developing and implementing the counter narratives with young people at their organisations.

With this project, we want to address the issue of the Civil Society falling short in delivering the messages to those who are “over the fence” – people not habitually interested in the topics of human rights and democracy.

Objectives of the project:

  • To mainstream the principles of human rights education and education for democratic citizenship (EDC/HRE Charter) in youth work;
  • To make a situational analysis of hate speech threads and patterns in Europe and local realities and explore how young people are affected;
  • To equip the participants with educational tools to tackle hate speech, discrimination and hostility and involve young people in human rights campaign;

  • To support youth workers and human rights educators with methods and techniques on how to use “We CAN” manual in order to make it more accessible to use in youth work;
  • To develop CANs both online and offline
  • To create follow-up projects and strategies in-line with EDC/HRE Charter contributing the similar aim.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All the costs related to lodging and catering will be covered by the organising team

Travel reimbursement

The travel-related costs will be reimbursed after the project

Participation fee

There is a 20 EUR fee

Application

 

Organiser:

DROA Community – Youth NGO

Phone: +32483704074

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack House of Heroes.pdf

Send also your resume / CV, at: info@droa.community

Contact for questions:

David Mgeladzé

E-Mail: info@droa.community

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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 7 participants (16 – 24 years old) + 1 group leader (18+ years old) coming from: Greece

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

Application deadline: 25th 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

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Training Course: Homo Ludens in Youth Work

Dates: 12-18 January 2020

Venue: Holloko, Hungary

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th November 2019

This LTTC aims to equip educators with the skills of game design and gamification in order to foster efficient educational process addressing current issues of nowadays.

General Description

The project was born from the idea to equip youth workers, youth trainers and educators with the skills of game design and gamification in order to foster / ensure efficient and engaging educational process addressing current issues such as intercultural and inter-religious dialogue in the work with marginalized groups, gender equality, human rights and developing soft skills of young people from different backgrounds.

The project is going to be a LTTC which will consist of 3 parts: 2 training courses and a local testing phase in between.

The participants will be expected to participate in the whole duration of the course.

Objectives for the LTTC:

  • to learn about the basics of game-design theory and its relation to person’s nature;
  • to reflect on connections between basic principles of games and non-formal education;
  • to share personal experience in using games and reflect critically on learning outcomes;
  • to learn about the opportunities behind games and gamification as well as their limitations;
  • to create and test educational games or gamified systems for the purposes of the target groups of participants;
  • to test the created prototypes with the target groups in the local communities;
  • to reflect on the user experience and learn how to make games more user friendly.

The LTTC has 2 activities:

1st Activity: 12-18 January 2020 (12th morning – arrival / 18th afternoon – departure day) – Holloko, Hungary

2nd Activity: 05-11 April 2020 (05th morning – arrival / 11th afternoon – departure day) – Rostov Velikiy, Russia

Profile of Participants:

The project is open for youth workers, trainers, coaches and educators who actively work at local / regional/national or international levels.

Criteria for selection:

  • Experience in youth work and active participation in the sending organization activities and work;
  • Motivation to participate in 100% of the length of the LTTC;
  • Shared expectations and clearly defined learning needs;

  • Openness for and appreciation of non-formal learning process in highly diverse context;
  • Commitment to go through the whole learning process, including responsibility for self-directed learning & learning outcomes, as well high level of motivation and discipline;
  • Commitment to reflect on personal learning process and ability to critically assess learning outcomes;
  • Commitment to follow up activities;
  • Commitment to disseminate the project results.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Board and lodging of the participants will be fully covered by the organisers. 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

Travel costs for the activity in Hungary will be reimbursed acc. to the following limit:

  • Hungary – 0 EUR
  • Poland – 160 EUR
  • Russia, Ukraine, France, Lithuania – 255 EUR
  • Armenia, Georgia – 340 EUR

*The shuttle bus from Budapest to the venue will be organised by the organisers.

Participation fee

there’s a participation fee of 50 euros per participant per training course

Application

 

Organiser:

Csoport-téka Egyesület – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Academy of Innovation – Youth NGO

Phone: +48518044164

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vera Goriunova

E-Mail: homoludenslttc@gmail.com

* Please note, if you haven’t received a confirmation email on the date of selection, it means you haven’t been selected for the course.

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Training Course: New perspective

Dates: 5-14 January 2020

Venue: Cluj Napoca, Romania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Greece, Italy, Romania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 21st November 2019

Our aim is to build up a project that can add value to youth workers by promoting different vocational counselling tools and simultaneously considering their own community needs.

General Description

New Perspective is a training course that aims to give youth workers tools and methods to develop vocational counseling activities for the youngsters in your community.

Our Objectives are:

  • To develop youth worker’s competences in the field of vocational counselling – accompanying young people on their way to choose their professional path
  • To learn various vocational counselling tools, that youth workers could use for setting up vocational counseling programs at their own
  • To create and deploy 4 vocational counseling programs for young people adapted to the needs of their communities

With this aim we are looking for:

  • Youth workers who wish to pass on to other young people they work with, methods, activities and know-how generated through the project about vocational counseling
  • People who are willing to self-question and rediscover themselves, being open to learn new personal development ways
  • People who are available to be actively involved both before, during the training, as well as in the process of dissemination and exploitation of results
  • Have communication skills in English at least medium
  • Minimum age: 18.

We propose a rich programs including key activities such us:

  • Self-introspection around personal values and objectives in life
  • Finding the right balance between everyday needs and today’s reality
  • Testing and applying different vocational counselling tools and exchanging feedback with each others
  • Belding up a program that could be applied in their own community
    Venue

Our journey will start in a mountain chalet in Apuseni Mountains, Romania named The Paradise Valley. The accommodation will be organised in rooms of two or three persons (individual beds in each).

The Paradise Valley Guesthouse is located on the Someșului Rece Valley in the Apuseni Mountains, Cluj County. The access to the pension is made from Gilău town on the country road that makes the connection between Cluj and Alba counties, crossing the Gilăului Mountains. For more details you can access the web site.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation, meals and activities will be covered from the project budget.

Travel reimbursement

As our location is not possible to be reached with public transportation and for this reason we are deducting 15 euros/person to cover the rating of a private bus from Cluj and back to Cluj.

Participation costs will be distributed as follows:

  • Greece  – 250 eur/pax
  • Italy – 250 eur/pax
  • Slovakia – 165 eur/pax
  • Romania – 165 eur/pax

Selected candidates must advance the necessary amounts to cover the transport costs using the cheapest means of transport: air ticket (economy class, low cost), train ticket (2nd class) -a), coach etc. Travel will be reimbursed up to the maximum level allowed by your distance band (described in the table above).

Participation fee

The participation at this project is free.

Application

 

Organiser:

A4ACTION – ASOOCIATION FOR INITIATIVES AND CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT – Youth NGO

Phone: +40745155392

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack New Perspective.pdf

Contact for questions:

Iuliana Pavel

E-Mail: iuliana.pavel@a4action.ro

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Training Course: Youth in Contact

Dates: 8-16 May 2020

Venue: Saintes, Resid

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Italy, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 24th January 2020

Contact Improvisation is a dance form based on the spontaneous communication between moving bodies that are in physical contact. We will explore Contact Improvisation by practicing it and develop resources to be applied in youth organisations.

General Description

The focus of Contact Improvisation is on giving and receiving, exchanging the body’s weight between the dancers. The dancers’ dialogue is the free improvisation, generating instant compositions, finding a free expression space to develop how to listen, how to communicate non-verbally, discovering oneself on the way.

We will develop resources based on Contact Improvisation to be applied in youth organisations working with young people with fewer opportunities.

Our objectives are:

  • Introduce Contact Improvisation and its philosophy as an innovative methodology with broad potential from the artistic, pedagogical and social point of view, to youth workers and educators, providing tools that can be applied in their projects.
  • Explore Contact Improvisation as an inclusive dance, enabling participants to question gender stereotypes, physical or age differences, finding atonement with themselves and others through non-judgemental body expression.
  • Educate the holistic awareness of oneself and others, emphasizing the learning process through a balance between body and mind.
  • Discover the physical, emotional and psychic benefits of human contact, dissociating it from the sexual perspective.

This training course is for you if:

  • You are a youth worker or an educator working on a regular basis with a group of youngsters
  • You are willing to explore the possibilities of Contact Improvisation as an innovative tool in your daily work
  • You are officially resident of France, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia or Spain
  • You are able to work in English
  • You are open to listen to your body and let it be your guide
  • You are ready to connect with others in a different level

By taking part in this project, participants will:

  • learn what is Contact Improvisation by practicing it;
  • be more aware of their personal development through connecting with their bodies in a deeper level;

  • learn a set of Contact Improvisation exercises that can be applied in their organisations;
  • and develop new ways how Contact Improvisation can be applied to Youth Work, connecting it with concepts such as inclusion, conflict management, sustainability, leadership, deep communication and creativity, among others.

Our intention is that participants have an impact in the organisation level through sharing, spreading and applying Contact Improvisation in the local and international communities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

This training course is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Comission, therefore accommodation, food, materials and the program are covered.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs up to the maximum amount specified below will be reimbursed after the training course:

  • France: 20 EUR
  • Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Spain: 275 EUR
  • Cyprus and Estonia: 360 EUR

Participation fee

Participants contribution is 70€, to be paid in cash upon arrival.

Apart from the 70€, the sending organisations from each country are entitled to ask for an internal fee, which in all cases will need to be paid even if you found the training in SALTO and not in their communication channels.

Application

 

Organiser:

Les Schini’s – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Seminar: (Re)discovering Europe with young people

Dates: 8-11 December 2019

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eligible are 20 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, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 10th November 2019

Would you like to co-develop together with other youth workers and youth leaders approaches and methods to bring Europe closer to young people?

General Description

How can youth workers and youth leaders bring Europe closer to young people and support their active citizenship in the European context?

Young people have always had an important role in creating the future of Europe. Looking back at the European history, often it has been the young people who have been the driving force of many new developments, ideas and lifestyles, which have shaped Europe profoundly, and changed it for the better.

At the same time when young people have given their energy and enthusiasm for Europe, Europe has provided many opportunities and adventures for them to discover who they are as Europeans and how they can relate and contribute to the societies they live in.

Many young people today however have difficulties connecting with Europe as a part of their civic identity. For some, Europe feels distant, because they have not had any meaningful experiences connected to it.

Some others feel disillusioned, as the vision of unified Europe based on the shared values of human rights, equality, and democracy has been increasingly put under question in the past years. To secure the past achievements of peace and social cohesion in Europe, there is a need to revive the feeling of Europe as an opportunity for growth for its young people and a context for active citizenship.

How can youth workers and youth leaders motivate contemporary young people to get interested and inspired by Europe, and to feel that the European society and its citizens’ common efforts matter?

This activity invites youth workers from different countries to discover together ways and approaches to address Europe with young people, learn more about the topic and network with like-minded colleagues for future projects. To support the process, the participants will have a chance to go through an online course “Europe and Young People: How Citizenship Works in the European Context” developed by the organisers on this topic. The online course will be piloted with the participants of this activity and also give them a chance to contribute to the upgraded version of the course, which will be launched in early 2020.

The activity will:

  • encourage the discovery, testing and reflection on the approaches and methods for youth workers and youth leaders to motivate young people to get interested in Europe and citizenship in the European content;
  • provide opportunities for acquiring competences to address the topic of Europe meaningfully with young people;
  • provide space for networking of organisations interested in future cooperation on promoting Europe as an opportunity for young people.

Target group:

Youth workers and youth leaders who:

  • are working regularly with young people at the local level;
  • are interested in discovering, testing and reflecting educational approaches and methods, in particular connected to the topics of Europe and citizenship;
  • are interested in international cooperation in the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth and / or European Solidarity Corps with a purpose of motivating young people to get interested in Europe and citizenship in the European context;
  • Can communicate effectively in English;
  • Are 18 years or above.

Preparatory work and the programme of activities:

The participants will have a chance to familiarise themselves with the pilot version of the online course “Europe and Young People: How Citizenship Works in the European Context”. During the activity the participants will have a chance to work together on developing methods and approaches related to the topic in cooperation with their colleagues and with the help of the facilitators. Inputs on the topic will be provided and there will also be space for networking for international projects.

Team:

The activity will be implemented by two experienced facilitators:

Laimonas Ragauskas (Lithuania) and
Rok Primožič (Slovenia)
in cooperation with the organisers.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Co-organiser(s):

  • Zavod MOVIT – National Agency
  • Jugend Für Europa – National Agency

Phone: + 386 1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Suzana Puhar

E-Mail: Suzana.Puhar@movit.si

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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Seminar Solidarity Project Lab: Schreibwerkstatt Luxembourg & Belgium and Greater Region

Dates: 29 February 2020

Venue: Troisvierges, Luxembourg

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Germany, Luxembourg

Application deadline: 10th February 2020

You want to make a change in your community or you want to support youngsters to set up a project ? Solidarity Projects allow 5 young people to get 500€ per month to set up a project linked to solidarity.

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

General Description

Join our 1-day German speaking workshop on Solidarity projects!

You need to:

  •  be from Luxembourg, the German speaking community of Belgium, Saarland, Rheinland Pfalz;
  •  be between 18-30 years old (or a youthworker working with young people);
  •  have an idea for a project in your community on topics like the environment, sustainability, inclusion or solidarity;
  •  bring your friends!

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Jugendbüro Eupen – National Agency

Phone: 00352 24775935

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Solidarity Project Lab.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nadine Linden

E-Mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

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.