Latvian Landscape

Training Course: Shape Your Landscape

Dates: 21-27 May 2019

Venue: Jurmala, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 24th March 2019

A training course for youth workers on place-based education as a tool for empowering local community and fostering wellbeing of young people.

General Description

This project will support participants in discovering how they can turn any environment into a learning space and how they can use this approach in context of youth work and non-formal education.

Aim

To empower youth workers and other educators to use place-based education approach in their work and to support them in developing competences that will help them reimagine how different places can be used as learning spaces and resources.

Objectives

  • To introduce the concept and principles of place-based education in context of youth work and non-formal education.
  • To develop understanding of how youth workers and educators can use local environment
  • To create experiences that are meaningful for learners and their communities.
  • To explore how can place-based education support development of the competences within ETS framework for youth workers.
  • To support participants in developing their own collaborative sessions and actions that will respond to real community challenges and needs.

Target group

The training course has been designed for youth workers, non-formal learning facilitators and teachers who are interested in place-based learning approach and are willing to learn new and creative methods for their work.

The approach and methodology

The training approach is based on principles of place-based learning, experiential learning and non-formal education. Throughout the course learners will take part in various place-based exercises thus giving them chance not only to gain knowledge about place-based learning but also to experience diverse and creative practical methods how to use it. Group discussions and theoretic inputs, field work, outdoor, artistic and movement activities, different idea generation methods and visual facilitation will be used as supportive methods. The training will also connect the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers with the placed-based educational approach to foster an active reflection about our way of learning and teaching.

Why place-based learning in youth work?

  • Takes advantage of geography to create authentic, meaningful and engaging learning for individuals and groups;
  • Fosters soft skills such as problem solving, critical thinking and reflection;
    Promotes understanding of the world around us by connecting learning and the community;
  • Fosters interaction with the community and in that way designs solutions to the real problems;
  • Helps to address issues such as disconnection from nature and lack of active participation.
    Background and theme of the training course

Communities we are involved in provide not only context for learning, but also resources to support that learning. There is so much to learn from the places we inhabit – from learning about the nature to learning about ourselves and the world as a whole. Being immersed in the world around us gives more meaning to our experiences. Our learning is then real, organic, authentic and responsive to the needs.

However, utilising the power of the place is rather exception than the rule. When we look at our formal education systems, most learning happens in closed environments. And when we look at the modern civilisation where lots of experiences happen online we can see how easy it can be to lose the sense of place, belonging and connection. When learning in fact is much more about connecting and building relationships – with our local community, wider world and our inner selves.

Place-based education and learning approaches can provide answers as to how can we ground our sense of belonging through connecting with our surroundings and environment. It empowers us to be practical, brave, realistic and aspirational and acts as the keystone in the bridge that connects our experiences with the real life.

When learning is rooted in how we relate to ourselves and each other as people, and utilises the local environment, then learning outcomes are more holistic and are applicable throughout the life. And the capacities and competences we develop as humans and learners, makes us also better educators and youth workers which also adds to the value and the quality of the support systems within which we exist.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

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

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.

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:

Latvian National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Shape Your Landscape.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sanda Roze

E-Mail: sanda.roze@jaunatne.gov.lv

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.

The Hague

Study Visit to UN-institutions and other International Organisations in the Hague

Dates: 7-12 April 2019

Venue: The Hague, Netherlands

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 21st February 2019

Study visit for youth leaders/youth workers to UN-institutions and other international organizations in the Hague to learn about their work and develop a network of youth organizations interested in working with international projects!

General Description

We invite youth workers/youth leaders to join a Study visit to Hague. The aim of study visit is to give youth workers/youth leaders the idea on the work of international organizations and develop new partnerships. The Hague is one of the international centers for UN-institutions and other international organizations.

During the visit participants will visit Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, Permanent Court of Arbitration and other organizations. During each visit the participants will learn about the work of the organization.

The participants also will have the opportunity to learn how youth workers/youth leaders can get involved in the work of international organizations. In addition to visiting international organizations, the participants will meet youth workers/youth leaders from other countries to discuss the possibilities of new projects together including the new projects where UN-institutions and other international organizations can be involved.

The visit will introduce the international organizations to youth workers/youth leaders. It will allow them to understand better their work and their role in society. The visit will contribute to personal and professional development of youth leaders and will let them to acquire new knowledge and skills which they can use in their work.

The Study visit will allow youth workers/youth leaders to understand how youth organizations can cooperate with UN-institutions and other organizations.

We hope one of the outcomes of the project will be the development of new partnerships among participants and the international organizations that they will visit.

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Costs

 

Participation fee

The fee for the course is 550 euro.

The fee covers accommodation and the program. Visa fee and the travel are not included. If participants need a visa – please inform us about it and we will provide a visa invitation.

Accommodation and food

Costs for accommodation are included in the participation fee. There is no travel reimbursement.

Application

 

Organiser:

UCG – Youth NGO

Phone: +31308795055

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kate

E-Mail: utrechtcg@outlook.com

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Training Course MENTOR plus: Improving mentorship in European Volunteering Projects

Dates: 7-12 July 2019

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th May 2019

The main aim of the training is to increase the quality of mentoring in European Volunteering Projects and to support active mentors working with their volunteer(s).

General Description

  • You are active as a mentor within Erasmus+ and/or the European Solidarity Corps?
  • You are about to become a mentor in the European Solidarity Corps?
  • You have been a mentor in Erasmus+ (EVS) for some time and feel the need to reflect on your role, your responsibilities and challenges?
  • You are ready to share your experiences, get to know other people and new practices and methods? Go and apply now!

Aims and objectives:
The overall aim of this activity is to increase the quality of mentoring in European Volunteering Projects and to support active mentors working with their volunteer(s). This should be fostered through:

– increasing the knowledge about mentoring in European Volunteering Projects, basic knowledge in European Volunteering Projects with the European Solidarity Corps in general and about the overall framework of the European Solidarity Corps
– developing a common understanding of mentoring
– reflecting about roles, responsibilities, challenges and needs concerning mentorship in European Volunteering Projects
– sharing best practice and tools for supporting volunteers

Who?

This training activity invites active mentors (newcomers that are already involved in an ongoing project as well as experienced mentors) that feel the need of developing their competences further and improving the quality of their mentorship.

What?

This training activity offers the opportunity to further develop competencies that are needed as a mentor within European Volunteering Projects. There will be time to reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges of actors involved in mentoring, to share experiences and to get to know about other people´s practices.

The educational approach of the training activity is based on non formal education methods and experiential learning as well as the contribution of participants and on active participation in all parts of the programme.

Working language will be English – participants need to be willing and able to actively participate and communicate in English throughout the whole activity.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

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

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Info for sending NAs: This Activity is financed by NET 2019

Application

 

Organiser:

IZ – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Spanish National Agency

Phone: 01586754413

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Michael Gugimeier

E-Mail: michael.gugimeier@iz.or.at

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 for trainers on the role of youth work in the integration of young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers

Dates: 19-23 June 2019

Venue: Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, North Macedonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 8th March 2019

The training course deals with the question, how youth work can support the integration of young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the new communities. It addresses trainers, who shall later train youth workers at national level.

General Description

The partnership promoting the project “Becoming a part of Europe (BpE)” is looking for approxi­mately 20 trainers interested in participating in a pilot training course for trainers (ToT) on the role of youth work in the integration of young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers (YMRA) in the new communities.

The training course will address trainers in the field of youth, who shall later train youth workers at national level. The course will be based on challenges & training needs as identified in the first phase of the BpE project. More background information about the project, its aims, different phases and interim results can be found at the project’s webpage.

Aims
The aims of the training course are the following:

  • To strengthen trainers’ competences in designing, implementing and evaluating training paths for youth workers dealing with YMRA
  • To promote and support good practices of youth work with YMRA, to be further implemented in future projects
  • To raise awareness on the European dimension of youth work, while dealing with YMRA and creating an opportunity to be part of a longer process.

Further information

Please check further information about contents, envisaged results & outcomes, the organisational framework, the expected profile etc. in the attached call.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

All accommodation and food costs in the hotel are covered by the organizers. Organizers will provide 3 meals and coffee break, all additional meals, drinks and other costs, participants will cover by themselves.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed by the BpE project funds.

Participation fee

No participation fee is required.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Phone: +492289506227

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ToT BpE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ingrid Müller

E-Mail: mueller@jfemail.de

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Conference: The art of human rights

Dates: 25-28 May 2019

Venue: Tàrrega, Spain

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, France, Greece, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 17th February 2019

This is follow up project which aim to build capacities of youth workers on how to work with young people with disabilities, providing them with different working tools and methods.

General Description

Youth with disabilities are one of the most marginalized and excluded groups of youth, experiencing widespread violations of their rights.

Discrimination arises not as a result of the intrinsic nature of young person disability, but rather, as a consequence of lack of understanding and knowledge of its causes and implications, fear of difference, fear of contagion or contamination, or negative religious or cultural views of disability.

It is further compounded by poverty, social isolation, humanitarian emergencies, lack of services and support, and a hostile and inaccessible environment. Too often, youth with disabilities are defined and judged by what they lack rather than what they have.

Their exclusion and invisibility serves to render them uniquely vulnerable, denying them respect for their dignity, their individuality, even their right to life itself.

Main project objectives are to discuss importance of cross-sector cooperation, to introduce youth workers with legal mechanisms of human rights protections and to create open space for best practice sharing.

Participants profile:

  • participants are expected to have strong motivation and interest in the project theme
  • willing to be part of mixed abilities group
  • able to attend the entire duration of the meeting
  • able to work in English
  • there is no age limit, but participants are expected to be older then 18
  • advantage will be given to those ones having experience in working with people with disabilities.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

All accommodation and food costs in the hotel are covered by the organizers. Organizers will provide 3 meals and coffee break, all additional meals, drinks and other costs, participants will cover by themselves.

Participants will be reimbursed for travel costs only once we receive the original tickets and boarding passes. Or maybe they won’t receive any fund because of uncle Skroutz :)))

Here is the list of maximum reimbursement, for participants from:

Group 1: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Portugal – Maximum reimbursement 275 EUR;
Group 2: Romania – Maximum reimbursement of 360 EUR;
Group 3: France – 180 EUR

Participation fee

The project has NO participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Associació Alba – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vanja Milosavljevic

E-Mail: erasmus.project.team@gmail.com

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Training Course YOCOMO 2: The Trigger for attitudes and behaviours – Second pilot course on working on and with the ETS competence model for youth workers to work internationally

Dates: 6-12 May 2019

Venue: Bornheim-Walberberg, Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 17th February 2019

In professional development one of the challenging parts to approach is our attitudes: not so tangible and easy to measure, yet crucial in our work with young people. They manifest in our behaviours, which influence our work, relations and social context.

General Description

We are glad to invite you to participate in YOCOMO 2 – the training course that works with ETS YOuth worker COmpetence MOdel in order to enable youth workers to reflect on and develop their competences with a focus on their attitudes and behaviours.

INTENTIONS

YOCOMO 2 intends principally to offer you as youth worker a space to reflect and exchange on your practice and understanding with regard to developing attitudes.

  • What does it imply?
  • What does that mean in the context of competences?
  • How do attitudes relate to behaviours?
  • What triggers the change of attitude?
  • How can they be further developed?
  • How do I know that my attitude has changed?

The Main Purpose is to offer you an opportunity to be curious about your core attitudes as a youth worker and become aware of what is present and where you would like to develop further, in your professional practice.

The course will explore:

– Attitudes and behaviours: what lies beneath?
– Their role in the ETS competence model for youth workers
– Curiosity, inner-readiness, awareness… a few aspects that are essential when working on attitude and behaviours
– The importance of reflection and self-reflective practice
– The link with your professional practice

So, if…

– you are a youth worker and you already have experience with international mobilities, but want to develop your competences further,
– you are interested to experience working with the ETS competence model for youth workers and developing within,
– you are particularly curious and motivated to explore how attitudes and behaviours can impact your work with young people,
– you are looking for a great opportunity to meet other colleagues and share, exchange, support and evolve

YOCOMO 2 might be for you!

Target Group

The course is designed for youth workers or those active in youth work on a regular basis, actively involved in activities with young people and in designing, implementing and evaluating pedagogical activities for young people, particularly those linked with the mobility of young people.

As participant, you will be asked to direct your own learning and in particular, have the ability to self-assess your competences (attitudes, skills, knowledge and behaviours). All participants must have a structure that supports them (NGO, school, municipality, youth centre, etc.). A fairly good knowledge of English is necessary, since it is the working language.

Note: because YOCOMO courses are still part of a pilot experience, we are looking for participants who are able to provide conductive and constructive feedback and recommendation after the course.

Methodology

YOCOMO2 is based on a long-term format and blended learning, meaning that they include:

– One residential course of 5 days (arrivals on the 6th of May, working days on 7-11, departures on the 12th of May);
– Pre online course starting from the beginning of April (to start exploration and orientation, define learning needs, engage with others) – approximately 8 – 10 hours in total;
– Post online course in between the residential and the consolidation seminar (to experiment, harvest and further learn) – approximately 8 – 10 hours in total;

Because of its experimental nature, YOCOMO 2 includes a final consolidation meeting of about 2 working days spread over 3 days (from lunch to lunch with a full day in between). The dates are 16-18 September 2019.

Applying to the course also means that you commit to participate in that meeting as well (should your NA not be able to cover those extra travel costs, let us know but this is not an obstacle to apply for the course).

The General Approach is based on the principles of non-formal learning and the course strongly supports reflection and self-directed learning.

Team of Trainers

The team for YOCOMO 2 are Monika Kezaite, Salvi Greco and Snežana Bačlija Knoch. Following the selection process, the training team will contact the selected participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme, which include online learning as well.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme or by your Regional SALTO Resource Centre

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country. The hosting German National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack YOCOMO 2.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic

E-Mail: evrard@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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PBA: Game Changing

Dates: 7-11 May 2019

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 28th February 2019

The project aims to link the ‘worlds’ of youth work and football, so as to foster constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation between them, with a specific interest in supporting youth participation, social inclusion and women’s empowerment.

General Description

The Game Changing Project is a collaboration between the Erasmus+ National Agencies of Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, Portugal and UEFA, with the support of the Cyprus Football Association (CFA), the Football Association of England (FA) and the Romanian Football Federation (FRF). The project aims to link the ‘worlds’ of youth work and football, so as to foster constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation between them, with a specific interest in supporting youth participation, social inclusion and women’s empowerment.

Through this cooperation, the partners expect that the outcome of this project will be beneficial for young people, girls/women and under-represented groups, in their realms.

The Game Changing project includes two events that are designed to enable youth work practitioners, representatives of National Football Federations/Associations and young changemakers to learn from each other, to exchange best practices, as well as to initiate and develop collaborative projects in the framework of the Erasmus+ EU Programme, as well as of other programmes from the football and youth sectors:

Phase I: Contact Making Event (CME), to be held in Cyprus, 7 – 11 May 2019.

Phase II: Seminar in Turkey, in June/July 2019 (TBC).

Participants’ Profile

We are looking for 30 participants with the following profiles:

1. Youth work practitioners with experience in the fields of women’s empowerment and/or youth participation in civic life and decision-making, and/or social inclusion of under-represented groups, as well as with experience/an interest in collaborating with the football/sport sector.

2. “Young champions” – young changemakers aged 18 to 30, active in their communities, sport clubs or organisations, with a strong interest in football, willing to develop collaborative projects with the other actors involved in this initiative.

3. Representatives of National Football Federations/Associations with an interest in the themes of the project (youth participation, social inclusion and women’s empowerment) and with the capacity to develop new initiatives in their organisations, or implement constructive changes in the existing policies and programmes that will be generated as outcomes of this project.

Selected participants are expected to attend both events in order to maximise the impact of the project both on their development as active agents in their work, and on the progress of their organisations. Participants are expected to be willing to develop cooperation projects between football and youth work after the two events of the project.

Targeted Outcomes:

The creation of a network of 10 “young champions”/ young changemakers.

  • A better recognition of the important role that youth work plays in society (value creation, young people’s development and sense of belonging to society, etc.).
  • A new culture that will result from merging the youth field and football, characterised by innovative participation methods, such as co-management, deliberative participation, co-creation, participatory spaces, etc.
  • A review of programmes, structures and processes in line with best practice in diversity, equality, solidarity and inclusion.
  • An increase in young people actively engaged in policy, governance, decision making and programme implementation in football.

  • Better representation and engagement of young people in the structures of football (specifically females and ethnic minority groups).
  • The development of a common research agenda between the “worlds” of football and youth work.
  • A variety of developments by National Football Federations/Associations that will result from this project, i.e. setting up youth councils, developing more inclusive policies and programmes, setting up youth and female leadership programmes, etc..
  • The development of follow-up projects, e.g. cross-sector collaborative projects, toolkits, research maps, etc.

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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.

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.

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

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Board of Cyprus – National Agency

Co-organisers:

UEFA

National Agencies of Italy and Portugal

Phone: +357-22402691

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Info self-assessment grid.pdf

Contact for questions:

Stella Rousou

E-Mail: srousou@onek.org.cy

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