Berlin, Germany

Training Course: The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 16-21 December 2019

Venue: Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 27 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: 30th September 2019

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).

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:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Power of NFE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Rita Bergstein

E-Mail: bergstein@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: Dialogue Above Judgment

Dates: 12-20 November 2019

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Croatia, Denmark, Georgia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

Training course aims to give youth workers skills and competences regarding the topic of intercultural dialogue by understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe and neighboring countries

General Description

Processes of the globalization, social-economic conditions in neighboring countries, and conflicts in developing countries force thousands of people to migrate in Europe for sake of finding shelter and better living conditions there.

It caused mixing of various people and nationalities, coexistence of people with different backgrounds; however, this process also led to conflicts among those groups, judging people by their backgrounds, judgment based mainly on stereotypes and prejudices. All these reasons interrupt process of developing civil societies within states.

Each conflict situation can be multiplied in future and lead us to dangerous situations in various countries. Thus, the main aim of the training course is to increase level of awareness of youth workers, to give useful tools, teach new methodologies and activities that will help them to make their local realities better, to lead their societies change towards peaceful civil society.

Nowadays we often face discrimination based on religion, race, nationality etc. Europe needs more cohesive and inclusive societies, to promote common European values, foster social integration, enhance intercultural understanding and a sense of belonging to a community and to prevent violent radicalization. Our Erasmus+ training course is an effective instrument to promote the inclusion of people with disadvantaged backgrounds, including newly arrived migrants.

For above-mentioned reasons, main aims of the project are to build civil societies with tolerance, to create a space where people with different backgrounds will live peacefully. Thus, this investment in knowledge, skills and competences will benefit individuals, institutions, organizations and society as a whole by contributing to growth and ensuring equity, prosperity and social inclusion in Europe and beyond.

Objectives

  • Understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe.
  • Teaching young leaders useful tools and methodologies in order to reduce discriminatory and stereotypical thinking.
  • To have a space for young leaders to share their best practices of their local societies.
  • To involve young leaders from minority groups from various European and neighbor countries.
  • Strengthening partnership cooperation among European Union and Eastern Partnership countries and empowering EECA NGOs.
  • Creation of a network of like-minded organizations and individuals interested in further cooperation in the field of anti-discrimination and inter-cultural dialogue

Eligibility Criterias:

  • Age 18+, there is no max. age limitation
  • Able to communicate in English fluently
  • Experienced Youth Workers or individuals who are interested in starting youth work
  • Motivated to explore new ideas and methods
  • Participants with fewer opportunities (Social, economic, educational and geographical obstacles)
  • Each partner organization will be represented by 3 participants (3 participants per country)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the project

Travel reimbursement

Max. Travel Reimbursement per person:

  • Georgia 20 Euro
  • Armenia 150 Euro
  • Moldova, Ukraine 245 Euro
  • Poland, Denmark, Croatia 330 Euro
  • Netherlands 500 Euro
  • Portugal 790 Euro

Participation fee

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser: Mellem Education – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • MasterPeace Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Regional Organization – Youth NGO

Phone: +995597757984

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Levan Gorgadze

E-Mail: caynexyia@gmail.com

Training Course. Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. United Kingdom

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Training Course: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times – Sacred Self

Dates: 3-12 December 2019

Venue: The ASHA Centre, United Kingdom

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

Application deadline: 27th September 2019

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

General Description

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

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

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

During the course participants will:

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

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

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

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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

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

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

The ASHA Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +44 (0) 1594 822 330

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ivana

E-Mail: ivana@ashacentre.org

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Training Course: Be Initiative!

Dates: 27 November – 1 December 2019

Venue: Prague, Czech Republic

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

Application deadline: 30th September 2019

Do you have a project idea in your mind? Do you want to turn your idea into reality? Join “Be Initiative” training and learn how to contribute to creating a world you want to live in. Meet inspiring people, create projects and get support along the way.

General Description

”Be Initiative!“ is a training course aiming at empowering young people in turning their innovative ideas into action. It is for those who have an idea in mind and are looking for support in making it happen.

We will explore different ways of possible active engagement both on personal and community level, business and non-profit. You will learn various project design tools and methods, meet successful entrepreneurs and project leaders and have an opportunity to clarify what are the steps you need to take to bring your project to life. Part of the training course will also be focused on Transnational Youth Initiatives of the programme Erasmus+ which will give you an insight to possible international project opportunities.

Objectives

  • To explore different dimensions of entrepreneurship competence – both personal and community level; business and non-profit;
  • To provide participants with mentoring and support regarding their individual project ideas;
  • To equip participants with tools to evaluate and develop ideas into successful projects;
  • To provide knowledge on Transnational Youth Initiatives in the frame of the Erasmus+ programme as a possible tool for international cooperation;
  • To create space for networking and encourage participants to create international partnerships.

Target Group

The training is for the participants who:

  • are between 18 and 30 years old;
  • would like to start a smaller-scale project, either non-profit, business or other;
  • are interested in Erasmus+ opportunities, namely Transnational Youth Initiatives;
  • are committed to attend the training for the full duration;
  • are able to communicate in English;
  • are from an eligible country.

Programme of the Course

The exact content of the training will be specified based on the needs of selected participants, who will receive a programme schedule before the training.

What you can expect:

  • Project development tools
  • Idea pitching
  • Mapping your own resources and personal strengths
  • Site visit of an enterprise
  • Living Library with guest entrepreneurs and project leaders
  • Information on international funding and learning opportunities

Training Timeline

Wednesday 27th November is the arrival day. You will need to arrive at the venue in Prague latest 5 pm as we will be starting the programme in the early evening. From 28th to 30th November we will have three full days dedicated to the programme of the training. 1st December, Sunday is the departure day. All the other days are for your projects to flourish.

About the Trainers

The training is delivered by Klára Berg and Kateřina Martínková, trainers from the Czech Republic.

Klára helps young people to be active. As a non-formal education trainer she has been covering mainly political participation, activism, NGOs and volunteering. She believes in the power of non-formal education, social justice, human rights and environmental protection.

Katerina is a trainer, facilitator, youth worker, coach and co-founder of an NGO Brno Connected (CZ). She has more than 10 years experience with non-formal education and experiential learning, both on local and international level, currently focusing on implementing personal development and coaching into non-formal education.

Since 2015 she has been designing and delivering international projects within Erasmus+ programme, focusing on topics of communication, cooperation, creativity, personal responsibility and sustainable entrepreneurship.

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:

Erasmus+ Youth, National Agency – Czech Republic

Phone: +420 733 125 974

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Veronika Ďaďová

E-Mail: veronika.dadova@dzs.cz

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: Storytelling & Storyweaving, join in!

Dates: 24-27 October 2019

Venue: Den Haag, Netherlands

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Netherlands

Application deadline: 27th September 2019

ATTENTION: Dutch speaking seminar!

Training on storytelling and storyweaving: how to tell and collect powerful international stories and inspire other young people to go international?

General Description

This training course is in Dutch language, only open to participants from Belgium-FL and the Netherlands.

This training course focuses on the power of storytelling. What makes an international experience so powerful? The target group are Flemish and Dutch young people who had an international experience who want to collect, share and weave stories to inspire other young people to participate in an international project. As a network of storyweavers they support both National Agencies in promoting international projects to young people.

The final goal of the training course will be for every participant to at least have finalized one complete story and learned tools on how to collect and share stories in the future, too.

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Het Storytelling & Storyweaving-traject begon eigenlijk in mei, maar er is een (zeldzame) mogelijkheid om in te stromen in de tweede helft! Dit betreft het tweede internationale weekend, van 24 tot 27 oktober in Den Haag. Het programma is als volgt:

Donderdag de 24e: aankomst van de nieuwe deelnemers
Vrijdag 25 oktober: 1-daagse training Storyweaving voor nieuwe deelnemers. ‘s Avonds arriveren de deelnemers die al sinds het begin van het project (mei dit jaar) betrokken zijn.
Zaterdag 26 + zondag 27 oktober: training Storytelling.

Meer weten?
Neem contact op met Thomas thomas.gits@jint.be (Vlaanderen) of Marlou m.saris@nji.nl (Nederland).

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all accommodation, meals and programme costs are covered by the Belgian-FL and Dutch NA.

Travel reimbursement

Only the travel costs to both venues are to be paid by the participants. Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details.

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:

NJi, NA Netherlands – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Jint, NA Belgium-Flanders – National Agency

Phone: +31302306339

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marlou Saris

E-Mail: m.saris@nji.nl

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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PBA: Contact-making seminar for youth organizations interested in development of social entrepreneurship cooperation with Northern Caucasus region of Russian Federation

Dates: 11-16 October 2019

Venue: North Caucasus, Russian Federation

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Russian Federation, 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: 16th September 2019

Contact-making seminar bringing together organizations from Erasmus+ program countries and the North Caucasus region, having common interests in development of youth social entrepreneurship.

General Description

In October, 2018 SALTO EECA resource center, in cooperation with Ministry of Economic Development of Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic and centre of entrepreneur initiatives “Generation 2025”, organized the Study Visit for 14 European youth NGOs to Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic of RF in the frames of the first socio-economic Forum of Northern Caucasus region.

The purpose of the visit was strengthening youth cooperation with this region. 10 Russian youth organizations from different regions of Northern Caucasus took part in the visit. As the result, 3 youth initiatives have started, and the region expressed the interest to continue cooperation.

In 2019 Northern Caucasus region cooperation activity will be widened and transformed into contact-making seminar format, which will bring together organizations from Erasmus Plus program countries and Northern Caucasus region, having common interests in development of youth social entrepreneurship.

Aim of the seminar

The aim of the seminar is to meet together organizations interested in international development of youth entrepreneurship from the side of Erasmus Plus program countries and Northern Caucasus region of Russia and to create a space for designing common initiatives

Objectives of the seminar

To explore potential of Northern Caucasus region in involvement of organizations working with young people into projects of international cooperation through common social entrepreneurship initiatives

To meet together successful and perspective organizations from both sides, working in different areas of social entrepreneurship: education, social services, youth work, art and creativity, rural development etc.

To analyse potential of organizations and territories where those organizations work and to discuss possible projects for cooperation inside Erasmus Plus program and in the frames of other initiatives

Timeframe and venue of the seminar

The seminar will be 4 days long: October 12 – October 15 2019. First 2 days of the seminar will be spent in Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic, and next two days in Kabardino-Balkarskaya Republic. The logistic can be done through airports of Moscow and Mineralnie Vodi

Participants of the seminar

There will be 15 participants representing Erasmus+ Programme countries and 15 participants representing different regions of Northern Caucasus, Russian Federation.

Profile of participants:

  • Decision makers of organizations involved into development of youth entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Having experience in implementing social entrepreneur projects
  • English speaking (knowledge of Russian is nor required but will be an additional asset)
  • Age 18+
  • Motivated and ready to develop international projects of youth social entrepreneurship
  • Residents of Erasmus+ program countries
  • Having passport valid for international travels

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:

SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus – SALTO Resource Centre

Co-organisers:

  • Ministry of Economic Development o Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic
  • Centre of Entrepreneurial Initiatives “Generation 2025”

Phone: +484631462

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andriy Pavlovych

E-Mail: andriy.pavlovych@frse.org.pl

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: Combating Youth Unemployment through Coaching

Dates: 5-13 November 2019

Venue: Sumy, Ukraine

Eligible are 30 trainees coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Ukraine

Application deadline: 24th September 2019

Youth workers who will take part in the TC will receive theoretical and practical experience in coaching directed to young people, esp. youth with fewer opportunities, who need support in their career building.

General Description

By conducting this project we would like to provide support for local NGOs to help their target groups – local young people – in self-realization and future development as active community members.

The training course will be dedicated to the coaching of young people with fewer opportunities in their career building, especially in the online job market. The participants of the TC – youth workers who will be prepared to act as coaches in their communities and support young people in their career building.

Objectives:

  •  to explore the causes and consequences of youth unemployment in rural and deprived urban areas;
  •  to train an international group of youth workers to become coaches for young people with fewer opportunities in their self-realization and future career, especially in the online job market;
  •  to support organisations working with young people with fewer opportunities (esp. those coming from rural and deprived urban areas and refugees) and provide them with the innovative tools aimed at youth development;
  •  to promote international cooperation and capacity building in the field of youth work.

Participants:

  •  youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, educators who have direct access to our final beneficiaries group of young people to multiply the new experience and skills in their communities;
  •  having guaranteed support from their sending organisations in the implementing future activities based on the experience gained in the TC;
  •  motivated to take part in the TC and to be personally interested in the topic of the TC;
  •  motivated to implement the experience gained on the TC in their communities;

  •  motivated to build and support international partnerships which will be created during the TC with the future Erasmus+ projects;
  •  no younger than 18 years old (due to the international travel restrictions), no upper age limits.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organisers will cover accommodation and food for participants.

Travel reimbursement

The organizers will reimburse 100% of participants’ travel costs from your home city to the venue within the limits defined by Erasmus+ program. The maximum amount to be reimbursed for participants is:

  •  Ukraine — 20 Euro.
  • Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Greece, Denmark, Italy and North Macedonia is 275 Euro

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Center for Euroinitiatives – Youth NGO

Phone: +380542798668

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Coaching for Employment.pdf

Contact for questions:

Anna Kovbasyuk

E-Mail: info@eu.sumy.ua