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Training Course: Erasmus+ Training course “YOUth SuPpORT”

Dates: 8-15 March 2020

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Hungary, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 7th February 2020

This project will equip youth workers with knowledge and skills how to use sport and physical activity as a tool for increasing the active participation and inclusion of young people in society, with a focus on those with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Participation in sport and active play brings a number of personal, societal and health benefits to young people, especially to those who are marginalized.

Raising levels of activity and participation in sports not only improves health outcomes and reduces costs to health services and the wider economy, but can also contribute to a range of positive social outcomes including crime reduction, improved levels of well-being and mental health, increased educational attainment and more cohesive communities.

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with knowledge and skills how to use sport and physical activity as a tool for increasing the active participation and inclusion of young people in society, with a focus on those with fewer opportunities.

We are looking for participants with the following profile:
• youth workers, NGO trainers, facilitators, mentors, coaches, project managers, coordinators and volunteers who are dedicated to working with young people with fewer opportunities in their local reality (working with refugees and migrants young people is desirable, but not necessary);
• have the basic knowledge of facilitation of sport and outdoor based learning processes;

• have a desire to apply their competences in developing new non-formal education tools that would increase the social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities (orphans, refugees and migrant young people);
• are supported by their respective organisations in applying their competencies and newly developed tools in working with young people with fewer opportunities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs for accomodation, training materials and food (3 times per day ) are provided

Travel reimbursement

  • Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Republic of North Macedonia  – up to 275 €
  • Sweden, Spain  – up to 360 €

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Educational Sphere Sweden – Youth NGO

Phone: 0038971307381

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – YOUthSuPpORT.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vladimir

E-Mail: vlade-tearce@hotmail.com

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Training Course: The Game is ON!

Dates: 2-13 June 2020

Venue: Halle (Saale), Germany

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 29th February 2020

As a group we will explore the power of games and their use in various settings. Do they build trust? Solve conflicts? Question ones self? Create a group? Entertain? Connect? Be a tool for sharing? Transforming? Growth? Working through difficult topics?

General Description

The Game is On! A 10-day training & reasearch on physical games and when, where and how to play them.

Jonglirium e.V. is a german nonprofit applying creative methods such as circus, theater and music to work with disadvantaged youth and promoting workshops and trainings for adults. This time we teamed up with game master & mistress Richard Kimberley (From the Playns) and Anne Merlin (Nomadways).

The project is aimed at people who work with games in some form (in social, cultural and artistic settings) and wish to explore and develop more.

What will happen in this training?

As a group we will explore the power of games and their use in various settings. How do they build trust? Solve conflicts? Question ones self? Create a group? Entertain? Connect? Be a tool for sharing? Transforming? Growth? Working through difficult topics? Or simply for fun?

  • We will play a lot!
  • We will share a lot. Our knowledge and our thoughts…
  • We will explore, deconstruct and analyse games of various types: Whats behind the games?
  • What is the structure of a game? What is play?
  • We will learn and practice leading games.
  • We will eventually create and customise our own games for various situations.

The training sessions will be lead by the two trainers. Find out more about the trainers here! There will be also free time to do whatever together (there a 3 kajaks, lots of bikes and a beautifull surrounding with hills, lakes and cliffs to climb).

We have space for guests, sleeping in tents on GutAlaune – the space where we will live and work together. To share the workload, like cleaning and helping the cook and we will divide these tasks among ouselves.

The location

The project will happen from 2nd (arrival) to 13th of june (departure) at GutAlaune just outside of Halle (Saale) Germany next to the river Saale. It’s a project and living space just outside the city that we’re setting up since the beginning of 2016 – so some stuff is a little improvised. Check out the video of a 2017 circus training at the venue

Sleeping will be in your own tents so please bring tents, sleeping bags, isolation mats and whatever you need to feel comfy outdoors. If you have trouble arranging this or you can’t fit it in your luggage contact us ahead of time. We have a hang out space in case of bad weather, but we hope to be mostly outside.

There is an outside kitchen and lounge area, outside showers and toilets and there is a river right infront the space as well to cool down from the heat of the training. We will have a cook preparing delicious vegetarian meals for us and will divide tasks to help with cutting, cleaning, the dishes and such.

Important note: We don’t have enough WIFI here for big groups – so make sure you have roaming or get a german Sim Card with internet if you want to stay connected.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

We will organise and provide accommodation and food. The participants don’t pay anything other than the participation fee.

Travel reimbursement

We can cover your travel expenses:

  • up to 180€ for participants traveling from Germany;
  • for France, Italy, Spain, Poland and Slovenia up to 275€

Participation fee

Money shouldn’t be an obstacle for your participation – therefore there will be a self evaluated participation fee from 40-80€ for people with low income (below 1000 € / month) & 75-140€ for others. We want to give you the possibility to self-evaluate how much you can contribute financially, and how much you consider a fair fee for 10 days training programme.

The fee will be substracted from your travel expenses (e.g. if you spend 180€ on transport we will tranfer 180€ minus your contribution to you after the training). Food, trainers and accommodation are free.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jonglirum e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +4917685633269

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marta Witecka

E-Mail: marta@jonglirium.com

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Training Course: Camino+

Dates: 5-13 May 2020

Venue: Lugo to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: France, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th February 2020

The training course will take the format of a 100km hike-pilgrimage using what is known as the first European Cultural itinerary, the Camino of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, while exploring the power of inner peace through meditation for youth workers.

General Description

Mindfulness and meditation are increasingly popular practices, yet, not mainstreamed within youth work peace education.

Even though the current youth work practices are very beneficial for young people, they do need to evolve in order to answer to a context increasingly marked by rising prejudices and misunderstanding of others’ identity and beliefs, generating an ungrounded fear of others.

The energy of youth workers is more than needed to actively lobby for peace in seek for a constant social peaceful progress, not only by cultivating their practical skills, but also by growing their inner peace and peacebuilding skills.

Through this project, we aim to entice the youth work community at the European and each national level, to adopt mindfulness practices in working with their target groups. While mindfulness could be considered as a lifestyle and hence a broad concept, we will focus on the practice of meditation together with outdoor non-formal methods to foster the inner and outer peace-building skills of youth workers.

Hence, Camino+ will be a hike-pilgrimage journey for youth workers to experience inner peace methods coupled with hands-on practices of conflict management and intercultural dialogue, ready to be applied with their target groups in their local communities.

Within the intersection of the themes approached by this project: mindfulness, peace-building, outdoor education, and intercultural dialogue. The symbolism and nature of this hike-pilgrimage, will allow us to experience these 4 dimensions together, fostering the learning experience of the participants. The training course will hence, provide a unique opportunity for youth workers to connect with each other, and to learn how to be mindful and conscious at professional and personal levels.

We will address the following specific objectives:

  • Entice 30 youth workers around Europe to adopt and multiply inner peace practices, aiming to evolve youth work peace education as pillar soft skills for peace builders.
  • Introduce the embodied peace building method, and explore its adaptation to youth work situations.

  • Foster efficient leadership in peace building local activities and empower youth workers to address conflict management.
  • Link inner peace practices together with outdoor education to develop innovative, playful and creative methods applicable to young people.
  • Offer a space to develop and exchange ideas and practices on peace building and intercultural dialogue, and contribute to strengthening peace in participants’ communities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and food costs are covered.

Travel reimbursement

All travel reimbursement is covered up to 275€ and 180€ for Spanish participants.

Participation fee

50€ will be deduced fron the final travel reimbursement.

Application

Organiser:

Coconutwork.org and LEAPSports – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@coconutwork.org

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Seminar Image Mapping: Engaging international volunteers and making impact in rural communities

Dates: 6-12 March 2020

Venue: Kötschach-Mauthen, Austria

Eligible are 23 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Estonia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st February 2020

How do we engage young people from rural areas in international volunteering projects? And how do we best organise international volunteering projects in rural areas? In this seminar, we will exchange tools and best practices around these questions.

General Description

When we organize youth projects and volunteering camps in the countryside, it can sometimes feel like a parallel universe: Youth from all around Europe engage in an intense intercultural exchange, while there is not necessarily a lot of interaction with the local community.

We want to change that and strengthen the local impact of international volunteering projects. We will organize first this seminar for youth workers in March in Austria and then a pilot youth exchange in June in Ukraine.

In this seminar, youth workers from around Europe will gather to learn and exchange, among other topics:

  • Non-formal education methods around making international volunteers interact with rural communities
  • Best practices of engaging international volunteers in rural communities, among them the „Image Mapping“ project from Ukraine
  • How to create intercultural events in villages
  • How to reach rural youth to participate in international volunteering projects
  • Group dynamics of international youth projects in the countryside

As an outcome, we will create a manual on how to create interaction between international volunteers and rural communities. The manual will include method descriptions and guidelines for youth and volunteering organisations to be used

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The accommodation and food is fully covered.

Travel reimbursement

  • Austria: max. 180 EUR.
  • Spain, Belgium and Estonia: max. 275 EUR. For

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

SCI Austria – Youth NGO

Phone: +436648781377

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – Call for participants.pdf

Contact for questions:

Thomas Schallhart

E-Mail: thomas.schallhart@gmx.at

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Training Course: The Power of non Formal Education 2020

Dates: 17-22 March 2020

Venue: Portugal

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, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 17th February 2020

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).

General Description

Why this Training Course?

  •  To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting 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 Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

How it will 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.

The pedagogical process

A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:

  •  Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation 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).

Important to mention: to promote concrete involvement and contact with habitants of the venue, different moments will be organized in common during the training course.

Participants should be at least 18 years old and should have a good level of English.

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:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organiser:

  • Bureau International Jeunesse – BEFR National Agency

Phone: +351 253 204 260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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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Study Visit: Sharing is Caring

Dates: 12-19 April 2020

Venue: Ape, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 29th January 2020

Gathering 24 experienced youth workers in order to share innovative practices of youth work from their youth work reality or country and explore more in detail the innovative approaches of youth work in different Latvian organisations/institutions.

General Description

As the social reality where young people are growing up is all the time changing and people working with youth need to constantly look for new approaches and solutions for effective youth work, it is highly crucial to stay up to date and explore new ideas for reaching young people.

With this study visit we want to gather 24 experienced youth workers – from municipalities, schools, youth centres, social services, youth organizations – who work with young people on daily (or at least every-week) basis in order to share innovative practices of youth work from their youth work reality or country and explore more in detail the innovative approaches of youth work in different Latvian organisations/institutions.

During the Study visit we will meet at least 10 different NGOs and institutions that are working with young people both in rural areas (Ape, Alūksne, Gulbene) and cities (Rēzekne). Youth club, student council, youth centres, hobby education providers ( like Latvian 4-H organisation).

Exploring, talking about and seeing:

  • International Volunteering and  Mobile Youth work in Gulbene;
  • Student Council and Youth Activities in Ape ;
  • Various support for Youth initiatives and Business ideas in Aluksne;
  • From Folk dancing to Robotics in Rezekne;
  • Media Education with NEET Youth;
  • Latvian Sauna.

The objectives of this study visit are:

  • Sharing the existing ”state” of  Youth work and challenges related to it, in participants’ communities.
  • Discussing the needs and interests of Young people and identifying what innovations are needed in.
  • Oorder to involve and empower Young people.
  • Sharing good practices in Youth work of the last years from each participating Community/ Country.
  • Exploring at least 12 traditions based and Innovative ideas of Youth work in Latvia, by visiting organisations and meeting with youth workers and hearing about their experiences.
  • Compiling a publication with short descriptions of all innovative practices explored during the project.
  • Sharing the experiences from the Study Visit through DEOR activities and introducing innovations in own youth work.

Participant profile:

  • Working with Young people on regular basis (Youth Workers, Peer-to-Peer Educators, Youth leaders, Young activists, Teachers, etc.) – Not just Young person, but someone who already works with Youth
  • Interested in good Youth work practices in Latvia and ready to chase them by traveling around the country
  • Ready to organise some Follow-up activities using the experience from this Study visit (individually or together with another person from the same country) within 2 months after the project
  • 18+ years old
  • Fluent in Communication in English

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

During the project accommodation and food will be provided by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

Number of participatns/travel costs

  • Latvia 3 / 20 EUR
  • Croatia 2 / 275 EUR
  • Poland, Serbia 3 / 275 EUR
  • Greece, Italy, Turkey 3 / 360 EUR
  • Spain   4 / 530 EUR

Every participant or patner organisation should buy tickets and according to real ticket price we will reimburse travel costs, but no more than mentioned above.

Participation fee

In order to keep up the work we invite participants to contribute to “Aluksne and Ape Community Foundation” by 20 EUR participation fee. In no way it should be an obstacle for your participation, nevertheless, contact us if it is.

Application

 

Organiser:

Aluksnes and Apes Community Fondation

Phone: +371 29397174

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – Sharing is Caring.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lelde Gusta

E-Mail: lelde.gusta@gmail.com