Poland in Winter

Training Course: Once upon today… in Europe – (Y)our 1989.

Dates: 4-11 April 2019

Venue: Krzyzowa, Poland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Estonia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine

Application deadline: 25th February 2019

“Once upon today” is an international training where you can meet people interested in history and get the chance to learn new non-formal education methods. Participants are encouraged to develop their own project ideas and to put them into practice.

General Description

2019 sees Europe celebrating the 30th anniversary of the end of communism and of new democratic beginnings in Central and Eastern Europe. For all countries in the region, 1989 is not some distant event in the past, but the dramatic societal, political and economic change continue to have an impact on the lives of people and their communities today.

In the spirit of our project title “Once upon today… in Europe”, we want to explore the way that 1989 is currently remembered, debated and reinterpreted in the countries across the region. As 30 years is also the transition between two generations, we want to develop new, innovative and creative ways to explore the meaning of the year 1989 with young people: What is (y)our story of 1989? How has the revolution changed the lives of your families or your community? How is 1989 currently remembered and discussed in the country you live in? What is our story of 1989 as Europeans?

“Once upon today… in Europe” focuses on issues of belonging and identity in Europe with a focus on historical narratives. What does this mean? When people talk about history, memory and identity, they constantly tell a story about themselves, the communities and states they live in.

These stories – or narratives – help people make sense of reality and they are made up of diverse facts, myths, official commemoration and personal memories. Like any other story, they are constantly shaped and reshaped through communication and reflect the values, interpretations and political objectives of the communities and people who share it. Thus, any narrative could start like a tale in present: “Once upon today…”

The project has 3 stages:

-International Training – 04.-11.04.2019 in Krzyżowa

-The development of micro-projects by the participants in their communities – April 2019 till September 2019

-International Youth Meeting (including presentation of micro-projects) – 29.09.-04.10.2019 in Krzyżowa

Participants of the training are invited to carry out small projects on the topic (Y)our 1989 with young people in their home cities over the summer. It is not obligatory in order to be a participant in the training, but applicants with tangible ideas for carrying out projects will be given special consideration.

One participant from each country will have the chance to return to Krzyżowa with up to eight young people for the international youth meeting taking place from 29.09.-04.10.2019.

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Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

Accommodation and food

Costs for accommodation and food are covered by the participation fee.

Travel reimbursement

– Germany, Poland: 180€ reimbursement

– Estonia, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine: 275€ reimbursement

Participation fee

– Germany: 90€ fee

– Estonia: 50€ fee

– Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine: 30€ fee

Application

 

Organiser:

Kreisau-Initiative e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: 0049 30 53836363

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Once Upon Today Poland.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carolin Wenzel

E-Mail: wenzel@kreisau.de

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Training Course: Storytelling & Storyweaving

Dates: 10-12 May 2019

Venue: Belgium – FL

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

Application deadline: 1st March 2019

This training course is in Dutch language, only open to participants from Belgium-FL and the Netherlands. Training on storytelling and storyweaving: how to tell and collect powerful international stories and inspire other young people to go international?

ATTENTION: Dutch speaking seminar!

General Description

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 training course exists out of 2 modules:

10-12 May 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium:
training on the method of storyweaving.

25-27 October 2019 in the Netherlands:
training on inspiring techniques to share stories both live and online.

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Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

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 Programme NA to learn more about the financial details.

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

Available downloads: InfoPack Storytelling in Dutch.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marlou Saris

E-Mail: m.saris@nji.nl

University of Bonn

Training Course The winner is ESC: German speaking training for project managers and mentors in European Volunteering Projects

Dates: 9-12 April 2019

Venue: CJD Bonn, 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

Application deadline: 15th February 2019

Training for project managers and mentors in European Volunteering Project who would like to exchange experiences, get some information about the general and specific conditions and want to learn more about working with volunteers.

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

General Description

Each project is unique and needs new discussions with participants, within the own organization and about the EU Program Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps.

It doesn’t matter if you already have many years of experience with the European Voluntary Service (EVS) or if you are a newcomer in the European Solidarity Corps (ESC).

You might have questions about the implementation and running of volunteering projects and also how to support volunteers.

This German-speaking training will provide you with information about the general and specific conditions of European Volunteering Projects within the European Solidarity Corps or Erasmus+ Youth Programme and will help you to exchange experiences and to clarify roles and tasks. Furthermore, it will help to improve the quality of your work with volunteers.

The Training will be held in German language and is organized in co-operation with the Austrian NA. A detailed description in German find please attached.

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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.

Travel reimbursement

For German participants: the travel expenses will be reimbursed. Participants from other countries should contact their respective National Agency for travel expenses and participation fee, if any.

There is a participation fee of 100€.

Application

 

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Interkulturelles Zentrum, National Agency of Austria

Phone: +49 941 6964632

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ESC German.pdf

Contact for questions:

Julia Thunecke

E-Mail: jfe@valentum.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

Astronomical Clock Prague

Training Course: Take A Step Out

Dates: 12-18 April 2019

Venue: Czech Republic

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: 17th February 2019

Do you want to make a positive change in your community? Do you want to develop your skills on social inclusion? Do you work with young people and want to see a change in them, too? Then this training course is for you!

General Description

Social inclusion is a process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society—improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those disadvantaged on the basis of their identity or circumstances.

Examples of social inclusion in practice are:

  • promoting equality of access to opportunities and resources;
  • raising awareness about anti-discriminatory practices;
  • working towards social cohesion and equality across the board (gender, religion, ethnicity, status, income, etc.).

Social inclusion is seen as part of human development and progress, in view of the social effects of globalization, especially the negative ones such as the rise of extremism, racism and discrimination, and radicalization.

Leadership concerns each one of us, as we are all leaders of our own lives in various contexts, both on the personal and on the professional levels.

The training course aims to support the personal and professional development of people working with a community in a non-profit sector and provide them with tools, knowledge and experience for effective, inclusive leadership. Social inclusion is introduced as a ‘lens’ in projects that participants design and lead in their communities (or elsewhere).

Aim

The aim of the course is to introduce social inclusion as a necessary aspect of community development and to empower youth workers to become effective leaders in their communities, and also to increase their understanding and application of anti-discriminatory and inclusive practices.

How Will we Work

In this training course, you will discover and work on your skills and how you can use them to work in your community. The program is based on:

Experiencing: improvisation and outdoor activities as tools for community leadership. We will explore applied improvisation and outdoors as tools for willingness to take responsibility, taking a risk, sense of initiative, discovering one’s own limits, working with mistakes and other essential skills for effective communication.
Reflecting: on the own/European reality, on the methods used, on the personal learning process.
Transferring: to the own reality of participants and exploring the possibilities in the Erasmus+ Program to work towards social inclusion.

Objectives

  • To raise awareness about what social inclusion is.
  • To raise awareness about positive changes we can make on a personal level so that we can be more inclusive on the collective level.
  • To raise awareness and support better understanding of different realities we all live in.
  • To support youth workers in becoming leaders in their communities while being inclusive – where the inclusion is seen as a progress in the view of radicalization as a negative consequence of a globalized world.
  • To provide practical tools to be used by participants in their communities when working with social inclusion and community leadership.
  • To discover the possibilities of the Erasmus+ programme to build projects and to work towards social inclusion.

Participants’ Profile

  • Youth workers, youth leaders, social workers, or volunteers actively taking part in their local community through projects or social actions which involve young people.
  • Young people who want to become active agents in their communities by leading projects or social actions.
  • Community organisations’ leaders/employees who want to enhance their skills in leading their projects.
    Participants are able to use English as working language.

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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.

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:

Centre for International Cooperation in Education (DZS) – Czech National Agency

Co-organiser:

SALTO Training and Cooperation – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: +420733125974

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Martina Čáslavská

E-Mail: martina.caslavska@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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Seminar Non-formal Learning in Higher Education: Developing Intercultural Competence “Among Others”

Dates: 23-27 April 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Turkey

Application deadline: 4th March 2019

The participants of TCA project “Non-formal Learning in Higher Education: Developing Intercultural Competence “Among Others”” are kindly invited to take part in the 5th transnational seminar from 23 – 27 April, 2019 in Riga, Latvia!

General Description

Welcome to Latvia! The 5th Among Others Transnational Seminar. This is a time to celebrate and this is also a time of deeper discussions! We prepared the seminar programme to let us all reflect on all aspects of the project from the big picture and strategic impact of the project to details of delivery at national and local level.

The aims of the seminar are:

– to share the context, ideas, resources and outcomes of national project activities.
– to identify ways of improving the recognition of Intercultural Competence (ICC) and non-formal learning within Higher Education.
– to develop the project’s sustainability notably through the establishment of a network/community of practice.
– to review the concept of ICC within the European Training Strategy (ETS).
– to evaluate the 2018-2019 phase of the project.

Target groups of the seminar:

– trainers involved in the national project activities (of the “Among Others” project);
– staff and students of higher education institutions and other providers of youth work education and training;
– trainers and facilitators involved in developing Intercultural Competence in non-formal education
– NA representatives/coordinators.

Participants should be available to actively attend the full duration of the seminar, motivated to prepare themselves before the seminar, aged 18+ and able to communicate and work in English.

This seminar is open to residents of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries participating in the project: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Latvia.

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Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

Accommodation and catering costs will be covered by NA Latvia.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs have to be covered by the respective NAs.

Participation fee

Please contact the National Agency in your country for information about the participation fee and reimbursement of travel costs.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency for International Programs for Youth of Republic of Latvia

Phone: +37167358063

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule International Competence.pdf

Contact for questions:

Dita Usare

E-Mail: dita.usare@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: Wanna Maek Mistakes

Dates: 13-20 April 2019

Venue: Ericeira, Portugal

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 20th February 2019

Our aim is to empower educators to develop a positive attitude towards mistakes and develop activities that help youngsters to learn from their failures in their learning process, understanding that mistakes are crucial elements of any learning cycle.

General Description

Partners from Portugal, Hungary, Italy, France, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Belgium carry out this project in order to empower youth workers/educators to develop a positive attitude towards mistakes and develop social inclusion activities that support marginalized youngsters – namely refugees, asylum seekers and migrants – to learn from failures and keep resilient in their learning process and understanding that mistakes are crucial elements of the learning cycle and of the processes of Social Inclusion.

To achieve this, we set the following objectives:

  • explore the value of mistakes in our life-long learning process
  • to offer tools to deal with mistakes based on Clowning and Improvisational Theatre techniques
  • to explore how to transfer these tools in the direct work with youngsters
  • to share best practices and non-formal educational (NFE) methods, which encourage learning from making mistakes.

We will train a group of 24 youth workers/educators in using clowning and improvisation theatre techniques. This will be done with experiential methods, reflection time, workshops about how to concretely apply these tools to young people and by developing a concrete action plan with each participant.

Once back in their home countries, these participants will organize local activities with young people with fewer opportunities on the topic of dealing constructively with mistakes.

Additionally, they will also develop a list of recommendations for partner organisations to develop their own internal organisational “Failure Policy” as a capacity-building initiative to help organisations become more competent when dealing with this topic.

As a result, we hope to contribute to youth workers competence development and to the concrete implementation of new activities that promote a positive mindset towards mistakes and a bigger resilience in learning and inclusion processes.

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Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation

The travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards as it follows: -360,00€/person for participants from Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria; -275,00€/person for participants from Italy, France, Belgium;
-20,00€/person for participants from Portugal.

Participation fee

There is a participation fee of 50€/participant.

Application

Organiser:

Casa Invisível – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Egyesek Youth Association – Youth NGO
  • Clowncare (Others)
  • Grund Theater (Others)

Phone: +36209546038

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Wanna Maek Mistakes.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gergely Kiss

E-Mail: wannamaekmistakes@gmail.com

Western Finland

Conference YOUTH2019: Finnish National Youth Work Days

Dates: 26-29 March 2019

Venue: Turku, Finland

Eligible are 35 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: 14th February 2019

YOUTH2019 is two-day programmed conference which consists of a variety of current topics in youth work. The strand in English talks about Finnish and European Youth Work topics.

General Description

The Finnish youth field comes together every year for Youth Work Days. YOUTH2019 gathers about 1000 youth work professionals (youth workers, researchers and policy-makers) to discuss, evaluate, innovate and develop their work among young people.

YOUTH2019 is two-day programmed conference which consists of a wide variety of current topics in youth work. Part of the activity is a fair with Finnish youth work organisations presenting their work and are available for discussions about their practices with different target groups and topics.

Alongside the fair, dozens of sessions about youth work are run in parallel workshops. In cooperation with the National Youth Council Allianssi, the Finnish NA has prepared a programme that is available in English for international guests.

Finnish and European topics
The programme in English is not exclusively for international participants. Rather, it is aimed for the Finnish youth workers too. Hopefully, the sessions can open up good discussions about youth work in Europe between representatives of different countries.

Programme elements have not yet been finalised but some topics have already been decided:

  • Visits to youth work organisations in Turku and Helsinki
  • Introduction to Finnish Youth Work
  • European Youth Strategy 2019-2027 with COM
  • Presentations of organisations and projects
  • Discussions of European challenges affecting youth
  • Cross-sectoral co-operation in youth work
  • Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally
  • Inclusive youth work
  • Current topics in Youth Research Finland/Croatia
  • Opportunities in the European Solidarity Corps Programme

The cultural programme during conference evenings allow more relaxed interaction with the Finnish youth workers.

Opening and Closing ceremonies are interpreted into English.

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Turku, the former capital of Finland (in the Swedish times) is the second largest city in Finland. It is situated on the South-West coast of Finland. The travel time on bus or train from Helsinki is roughly two hours.

As a large city Turku organises very diverse youth work and for the visits we try to organise visits to the most interesting and innovative practices.

We organise visits to youth work organisations in Turku the day before YOUTH2019 and if needed also on the day after in Helsinki.

An international Group
We have previously agreed with a group of countries that they will send participants to this activity and take care of their participation fees. The following countries are agreed to send participants to YOUTH2019:

Austria
Belgium Flanders
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Liechtenstein
Poland
Switzerland

Other countries can open the call too, but the priority is given for the countries listed in here. The countries outside the list will have to agree to pay 110€ per participant as the participation fee (National Youth Council collects the fee from everybody). We have maximum 35 places available.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

If you are selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the Dutch National Agency

Travel reimbursement

The reimbursement of travel costs may vary indifferent countries. Please contact your own National Agency to see how travel costs are reimbursed in your country.

The contact persons in the countries are:

  • Switzerland: Laurin Reding, Movetia
  • Belgium Flanders; Inez Adriaensen, JINT
  • Denmark: Louise Frilund, UFM
  • Poland: Bozena Kiluk, FRSE
  • Germany: Rita Bergstein, Jugend für Europa
  • Austria: Lars Roesky, Interkulturelles Zentrum
  • Liechtenstein: Virginie Meusburger-Cavassino, Aha!
  • Italy: Alessia Cecchini, Agenzia Nazionale Giovani

Participation fee

We will invoice the participation fee from the sending National Agencies. It will be 90€ per each participant the NA sends to the activity.

The matter with the participation fee may be handled differently in different countries. Please contact your National Agency to ask if they will cover the fee for you.

Application

 

Organiser:

Finnish National Agency of Education EDUFI

Co-organiser:

Finnish Co-operation Allianssi – Youth NGO

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi