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Training Course ACT: Active Citizens of Today!

Dates: 20-28 March 2019

Venue: Lednice, Czech Republic

ligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Estonia, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 15th December 2018

ACT is a training course that aims to support the professional development of young leaders/trainers and to raise the quality of their projects concerning active citizenship.

General Description

During the training course, we will approach the idea of citizenship on three different levels: locally, nationally and in the European context. The training course uses methods of experiential learning as role plays, simulations and drama methods and group sharing methods as small and large group discussions.

Together, we will be working out and improving ‘method toolkit’ on how to motivate youngsters for participation in their community and beyond. All over mission of the training course is to find the ways how to make the issue of citizenship attractive to the youth.

Main aim:

ACT is a training course that aims to support the professional development of young trainers and to raise the quality of their projects concerning (European) citizenship.

Objectives:

  • pointing out the connection between citizenship, responsibility for one’s immediate environment and society and active participation;
  • experiencing, discussing and sharing historical and recent understandings of citizenship and its implications for participation;
  • approaching different levels of citizenship (local – national – international/European) in practice by simulations, cases and methods development;
  • sharing different visions and understandings of citizenship;
  • reflecting on the notion of European identity and its underlying values (democracy, tolerance, plurality, human rights);
  • raising the quality of projects dealing with youth participation and citizenship.

TC’s target group:

This training course will host 30 youth trainers/workers who are actively working with young people as a professional or on the voluntary basis, aged 18+ from 13 European countries.

For the information about your sending organisation please see the project’s infopack.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

The accommodation as well as food will be organised by the training’s organisers and fully covered by the Erasmus+ programme.

Travel reimbursement

The max. travel reimbursement limits per 1 participant are following:

Hungary – €180

Albania, Estonia, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia – €275

Spain – €360

There will be NO participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Evropské centrum mládeže Břeclav/European Youth Centre Břeclav z. s. – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

MTÜ Noored Ühiskonna Heaks – Youth NGO

Phone: 605081878

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack for ACT.pdf

Contact for questions:

Jakub Miklín

E-Mail: eycb.info@gmail.com

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Training Course Power: Project Factory for Empowerment of Young People in and after Imprisonment

Dates: 3-9 March 2019

Venue: Latvia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 10th December 2018

Activity for staff members of closed institutions (detention services, prisons etc.), probation centres and NGO’s to explore non-formal learning* and develop common Erasmus+ & European Solidarity corps projects involving young people in/after imprisonment

General Description

Activity for staff members of closed institutions (detention services, prisons etc.), probation centres and NGO’s to explore non-formal learning* and develop common Erasmus+ & European Solidarity corps projects involving young people in/after imprisonment

Activity has following objectives:

  • To provide time and space for sharing good practice and methodology of participants daily work with young people in or after imprisonment;
  • To give an opportunity to define the role and place for non-formal learning in work with young people in or after imprisonment;
  • To establish new partnerships and networks on national and international level for further collaborations;
  • To develop concrete project ideas that can be implemented under Erasmus+ Youth in Action or European Solidarity corps.

The methodology of the project factory is based on the fundamental principles of non-formal education.

An essential element of the methodology is based on the holistic nature of the learning experience, through methods that involve not only cognitive or intellectual approaches but also covering the emotional and attitudinal ones.

The diversity of working methods (presentations, open space technology, design thinking, energizers, individual reflection, technical project management, feedback techniques, teamwork, etc.) will make more sense than ever in order to better illustrate the meaning of non-formal learning and support youth empowerment in and after imprisonment.

Profile of participants:

Staff members of closed institutions like detention services, prisons etc. (social workers, psychologists, project coordinators, youth workers, etc.) and probation services who work with young people on a daily basis

NGO members working or willing to work in closed institutions.

Participants are invited to apply in tandems or individually to foster cooperation and mutual support in implementation of common projects aiming at empowering young people in and after imprisonment.

After the training course partnerships are expected to develop and submit project application within the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity corps programme.

Trainers: Natalja Gudakovska and Federica Milano.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

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

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 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.

Travel arrangements for participants from Eastern Partnership countries and Russia will be organized by Latvian National Agency.

Application

 

Organiser:

Latvian National Agency

Phone: +371 67356258

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule for Project Factory.pdf

Contact for questions:

Agnese Lorence

E-Mail: agnese.lorence@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.

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Training Course: Factory of Skills Development

Dates: 15-22 February 2019

Venue: Rucar/Arges, Romania

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 10th December 2018 

The project aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth a workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

General Description

The project aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth a workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

The objectives are:

1. To get participants familiar with the current concept of soft skills, different groups of soft skills, and their importance in personal and career development.

2. To give to the participants the space to analyse deeper the problems with the soft skills they face personally and in their work.

3. To develop and improve the next groups of soft skills at the participants: Personal and intrapersonal skills; Communication skills; Presentation skills; Creative thinking; and Leadership skills.

The training will acquire and improve a number of skills and abilities from five groups of soft skills:

1)Personal/intrapersonal skills.
2) Communication skills.
3) Creative thinking.
4) Presentation skills.
5)Leadership skills.

Note: Participants from Romania are already nominated.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Thanks to funding provided by the Erasmus+ programme through the Romanian National Agency, during this period all costs for food, accommodation, local transport and course materials are covered.

Travel reimbursement

Countries / Max Limit Per Person

Sweden, Bulgaria, Estonia, Norway, France, Lithuania, Turkey        275 €

Portugal  360 €

Participation fee

Participation fee is based on donation. You will decide how much to donate while filing the application form.

Application

 

Organiser:

Dare to Take Your Chance – Youth NGO

Phone: 0040 753600673

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Factory for Skills Development.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course smART history: Polish-German and German-French reconciliation process in intercultural youth work

Dates: 21-27 February 2019

Venue: Krzyżowa (Lower Silesia, near Wrocław), Poland

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: France, Germany, Poland

Application deadline: 1st December 2018 

smART history is Polish-German-French intercultural training in historical and civic education in Memorial Sites. Participants will learn different models of historical education in an intercultural context and will be able to try creative theater methods

General Description

During the training participants will learn about different models of historical and civic education in an intercultural context and will be able to try creative methods of working with young people using theater methods that can be used during international youth exchanges, but also when working with youth from only one country.

The methodology of the training will be varied: besides the theoretical inputs, there will be many possibilities of practical application of the acquired knowledge and testing methods in an intercultural group. Through this training you can learn:

  • different models of pedagogical work within the framework of historical and civic education, especially we will deal with the “entangled history” method
  • an intercultural perspective on history, which main points of departure are the interrelations between societies, from this perspective we will consider the processes of Polish German and German French reconciliation;
  • what is “intercultural learning” and how to apply methods of intercultural education in historical projects;
  • how to incorporate creative and innovative theater-based work methods for historical and political education;
  • work in an international team, lead language animations.

More info:
– Inscription pour participants de France, contactez blandine.screve.hds@gmail.com
– Für Teilnehmer aus Deutschland andreea.peptine@volksbund.de kontaktieren.
– Dla osób uczestniczących z Polski: anna.kudarewska@krzyzowa.org.pl

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Thanks to funding provided by the Erasmus+ programme through the Polish National Agency, during this period all costs for food, accommodation, local transport and course materials are covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs (based on return ticket) will be reimbursed for the Polish participants up to 20 euro, for German and French participants up to 275 euro.

Participation fee

Participants fee: 30 euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Krzyzowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V – Youth NGO

Histoire de Savoirs – Youth NGO

Phone: 0048 571203533

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Anna Kudarewska

E-Mail: anna.kudarewska@krzyzowa.org.pl

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Training Course: Compassion in Action

Dates: 22-30 January 2019

Venue: Payerbach, Austria

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, FYROM, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Turkey

Application deadline: 1st December 2018

“Compassion in Action” is a 7-day-lasting international training course on building communities based on empathy and well-being. The training course is targeted at youth workers, teachers, facilitators and community leaders.

General Description

The Austrian Civil Society Organisation “COOBRA – cooperativa braccianti” is happy to invite you to apply for participation in “Compassion in Action”, a 7-day-lasting international training course on building communities based on empathy and wellbeing.

“Compassion in Action” is taking take place from January 22nd – 30th of 2019 (including travel days) in Payerbach, Austria, a beautiful village in a mountainous area not far from Vienna. The training course is designed for youth workers, teachers, facilitators and community leaders, the important criteria is that they be directly working with and for young people on a daily basis. Funding is provided by the Austrian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme, Key Action 1, Mobility of Youth Workers.

Aim and Methods

The main aim of the project is to create a foundation to build more caring, supportive and healthy communities by providing safe space for the participants to connect with their emotions, share experiences, develop positive attitudes and acquire tools and strategies to respond to the challenges of social issues effectively and with compassion.

Through methods such as dialogue, group and self-reflection, bodywork, meditation, stillness, movement, dance and play we will journey into our personal stories and experience, learn from each other, exchange and identify practices, and create a shared understanding of what is necessary to bring more trust, support and empathy in youth work. There will also be sessions on designing and planning concrete follow-up and dissemination activities to ensure the wider impact of the project.

Learning Dimension

Throughout this course, participants will develop greater awareness of their bodies, feelings, emotions and inner processes to build safe, empathic and authentic connection with youth based on trust and openness, therefore building strong foundations to create healthy, caring and supportive communities.

During the 7 days, participants will gain more self-awareness, develop their capacity to communicate in compassionate and non-violent manner, lead from the heart and mind alike, as well as learn to motivate and bring out the best in themselves, the people they are working with and communities they reside.

Participants will also gain tools and strategies how to improve and maintain wellbeing thus contributing to developing resilience in themselves and young people they work with.

Wellbeing as a core value will be basis of the program as well as subject for participants to explore and see opportunities to create processes and safe spaces for wellbeing to be fostered and flourish in their home communities.

Impact, Dissemination and Follow-up

The participants and the partner organisations are expected to

– disseminate and promote the project and its outcomes,

– transfer the competences developed at this training course to further youth workers, teachers, trainer, facilitators and community leaders, and

– ensure the wider impact of this project by implementing concrete follow-up activities and providing opportunities with and for young people in their regions and countries.

Ideally, a special focus should be put on reaching marginalized youth and avoiding radicalization by promoting and providing empathy, belonging and well-being. In any case, it will be necessary to provide proof of the implemented dissemination, transfer and follow-up activities.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Thanks to funding provided by the Erasmus+ programme through the Austrian National Agency, during this period all costs for food, accommodation, local transport and course materials are covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are covered 100% up to the maximum reimbursement

  • 275 Eur for participants coming from Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, FYROM, Malta, Poland, Turkey
  • 180 Eur for participants coming from Croatia, Hungary,
  • 360 Eur for participants coming from Portugal

Participation fee

participation fee of EUR 50 is to be paid in cash in Austria. Furthermore, you are in charge of arranging your own insurance (health, accident, liability) for your travel/stay in Austria.

Application

 

Organiser:

coobra – cooperativa braccianti – Youth NGO

Phone: +436504042390

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Compassion in Action.pdf

Contact for questions:

MarCus Vrecer

E-Mail: compassion.in.action.2018@gmail.com

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Training Course: Jump into Solidarity – European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 3-8 December 2018

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

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

Application deadline: 14th November 2018

“Jump into Solidarity” is a Training Course (TC) that aims to enhance the quality of the European Solidarity projects and support organisations on the development of the main competences related with the projects.

General Description

Mehmet Murat Ildan once says: “With solidarity, you will be more talented and handier, you will be taller and stronger, faster and wiser!”.

Jump into Solidarity it´s included in the Networking Activities and will offer the opportunity to establish international cooperation in the field of volunteering in European Solidarity Corps (ESC) projects.

“Jump into Solidarity” is a Training Course (TC) that aims to enhance the quality of the European Solidarity projects and support organisations on the development of the main competences related with the projects.

This TC will offer a meeting point for the participants to discuss and to interact between each other and to create a solid and trustable network of partners interested in organizing and/or supporting ESC projects.

The activity is especially addressed to new accredited organizations, newcomers in the Erasmus+ Programme and Organisations with few experience in EVS/ESC projects.

Jump into Solidarity it’s also open to organizations with experience that are interested in working with new partners.

By exploring the European Solidarity Corps in different dimensions, methods and resources, this Training Course intend to promote innovation and creativity in the developing and management of ESC projects.

Through the principles and practices of non-formal education and in an atmosphere where participants can learn from each other and act with each other, “Jump into Solidarity” will open an intercultural dialogue and will make room for the acquirement of new skills and the exchange of methods and experiences within the volunteering world.

Objectives:

– to understand the volunteering meaning and context;
– to ensure a thorough understanding of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC);
– to explore and understand the different roles within a ESC project ;
– to update on the recent development in the field of Volunteering projects and European Solidarity Corps projects;
– to feel inspired by non formal education methods and exercises that could help the organisations and their actors to fell more empowered and acquire new skills and competences;
– to empower for strategic approach in Volunteering projects throughout the whole project cycle;
– to provide space for sharing realities, experiences and good practice examples;
– to share and exchange new methods for developing competences and recognise learning with young people;
– to provide space for networking between participating organisations and planning of further Partnership Building Activities, Seminars, Volunteering Projects, Solidarity Projects, Traineeships and others

With this overall and objectives we intend that participants achieved the following outcomes:

– define and explain European Solidarity Corps and understand its role;
– conceptualize the deeper meaning of Volunteering projects and its benefit to local community, volunteers and organizations;
– to enhance the quality of Volunteering projects, especially with attention to selection of partners and selection of volunteers;
– apply new methods for recognising learning and developing competences with young people in the daily work and in the hosting activities for volunteers;
– reflect and on your Volunteering project(s);
– identify potential partners for future projects.

Summarising, the TC will give the opportunity for organisations, with and without experience in ESC projects, to exchange ideas and to create new projects on Volunteering through an inclusion and supported process.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the European Solidarity Corps.

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

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

This NET activity is financed by ESC NET 2018 budget

Application

 

Organiser:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme and European Solidarity Corps

Phone: +351 253 204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Jump into Solidarity.pdf

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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Training Course Never again: Memory work in non-formal and formal education

Dates: 3-9 December 2018

Venue: Heppenheim, Germany

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Germany, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 15th November 2018

German-Russian training course on working witn issues of history and memory culture in non-formal and formal education.

General Description

How do we convey history and memory in school and youth work? What are the goals of historical education? Where do we encounter memory? Which historical events play a role in educational work and which are ignored? And what is the common denominator for memory work and historical education in Germany and Russia?

Well-founded answers, practical experience and time to exchange ideas on these questions are offered by the training “Never Again?”. We invite youth workers, educators, teachers, youth leaders and other colleagues, engaged in work with young people and interested in the topic, to exchange ideas and approaches of memories and history in the context of their work with young people.

The training course offer participants to

– Reflect their own view on the purpose of memory
– Get to know the different approaches to memory and history in formal and non-formal education
– Reflect on different methods of memory and history and their purpose
– Discuss how we can create a dialogue between the different memory cultures
– Get to know memory sites and their approaches

More information will be sent to interested colleagues in German or Russian language.

The course consist of two parts: 3-6 December – study visits to different institutions working withh the topic, and 6-9 December – training. It is possible to participate in both parts or only in the second one.

There are already some applications, but around more 5 participants from each country (Germany and Russia) are welcome to apply!

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Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme. The training course is partly funded by Foundation “German-Russian youth exchange”.

Full board with accomodation in single or double rooms, meals (3 times per day), coffee-breakes, materials and transfers within the programme will be provided for all participants

There is no travel reimbursement. For participants from Russia organizational support for visa, insurance and transfers are offered.

Standard participantion fee is 50 Euro. There are extra fees for those, who prefer to stay in single rooms.

Application

 

Organiser:

Haus am Maiberg – Association

Co-organiser:

Interactive – Youth NGO

Phone: +4917685616438

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mikhail Zhukov

E-Mail: interactive.ngo@gmail.com