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Training Course: Visual storytelling from A to Z

Dates: 6-15 April 2020

Venue: Red cross training center, Lozen, Bulgaria

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Armenia, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 13th February 2020

The training aims at bringing self-awareness at the participants, on their own identity and perception as human beings, not as objects of stereotypes based on their gender. To achieve it the methods of visual arts and creativity will be put in practice.

General Description

We would like to invite you to participate in the “Visual Storytelling from A to Z” training course that will take place in Lozen village, near Sofia, Bulgaria in the period 6th till 15th April 2020 and will gather 34 representatives of organizations from 10 countries – Portugal, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ukraine, Armenia, Poland, North Macedonia and Bulgaria.

About the project:
The training aims at bringing self-awareness at the participants, on their own identity and perception as human beings, not as objects of stereotypes based on their gender. This issue is very common in young people, raised in environments filled with thoughts like masculinity is for boys and emotions are for girls.

The youth needs to raise their gender literacy to achieve better self-understanding and confidence. Now in the era of technology, young people spend more time online, where many issues are projected in the web showing the need of raising the media literacy in young people. The world of media and social networks is becoming more and more visual, so the need to distinguish between the good and bad examples of media provocations is pretty urgent too.

By this project we are willing to promote gender diversity and by transferring understanding on common fundamental values of our society to reach young people and to contribute to the prevention of violent radicalization based on gender.

The program of the training activity is organized in building up thematic modules to provide new information, enhance knowledge and develop the skills of participants, and enable participants to share in a safe and creative environment. The program also includes meetings with experts on visual arts as well as visiting several associations who will share their own practises and who are experts in the field of gender equality and will further contribute to the learning and development process.

The specific objectives of the Visual storytelling from A to Z training course are as
follows:

  •  Introducing the visual storytelling as a method for raising awareness campaigns and create an emotional bonding with any topic;
  •  Raising awareness on main concepts about gender equality and deconstruct stereotypes on gender roles and appearances created by society back in the years and repeated by the modern society;
  •  Introducing knowledge for gender equality education, based on meeting with experts, peer learning and self-assessment techniques and connecting them with visual storytelling methodologies;
  •  Developing a sensibility and critical thinking on the topic of gender based inequalities, to be able to recognize the vulnerability of gender (in)equalities and showcase real stories through visual arts;
  •  Developing tools to work on prevention or to react in cases of gender inequalities, hate speech, exclusions or violence (online and offline);
  • Developing the competences of the participants to plan, organize and implement educational activities on gender equality;
  •  Create a bond and ground for international cooperation and networking.

Profile of the participants

The training is for:

  • Young people, activists and youth workers who want to learn more about visual arts, how to use creative techniques on raising awareness on gender related topics and how to adapt them for an everyday work within their local realities;
  • Willing to share experiences and stories from their local environment, family, friends and school (university) circles;
  • Willing to bring and deconstruct stereotypes based on sex, gender, sexuality;
  • Willing or have experience on work with creative visuals (photography, design, arts, etc.);
  • Willing to look for examples for (in)equalities, gender based violence (online and offline) or gender related situations from their personal life;

  • Willing to be open-minded and eager to learn from the workshops in this activity and from their peers, as well as maintain a positive attitude and a critical approach to the problematics and topics that will be reviewed;
  • Age 18+
  • Able to understand and express themselves in English;
  • Are committed to attend for the full duration of the event;
  • Are committed to assist or take the lead role in planning and implementing local initiatives in order to disseminate the learning outcomes.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks during the activity duration will be provided by the organizers.

Insurance will be also provided by the organizers. The participants are encouraged to bring European Health Card as well.

Travel reimbursement

Reimburse of travel tickets will be done according to the rules of the Erasmus+ programme based on distance calculation. The reimbursement will be made after the seminar, after the participants provide all original travelling documents (coming and return). Please keep your original tickets and boarding passes.

For the reimbursement to take place participants will need to attend the full duration of the training course.

  • Bulgaria – up to 20 Euro
  • North Macedonia – up to 180 Euro
  • Spain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ukraine, Armenia, Poland – up to 275 Euro
  • Portugal – up to 360 Euro

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

CVS – Bulgaria – Youth NGO

Phone: +359879480078

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – Visual Storytelling.pdf

Contact for questions:

Shirin Hodzheva

E-Mail: cvs.shirin@gmail.com

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Training Course: Erasmus+ Training course “YOUth SuPpORT”

Dates: 8-15 March 2020

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

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

Application deadline: 7th February 2020

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

General Description

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

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

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

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Educational Sphere Sweden – Youth NGO

Phone: 0038971307381

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – YOUthSuPpORT.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vladimir

E-Mail: vlade-tearce@hotmail.com

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Training Course: The Game is ON!

Dates: 2-13 June 2020

Venue: Halle (Saale), Germany

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

Application deadline: 29th February 2020

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

General Description

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

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

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

What will happen in this training?

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

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

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

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

The location

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

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

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

We can cover your travel expenses:

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

Participation fee

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

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

Application

 

Organiser:

Jonglirum e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +4917685633269

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marta Witecka

E-Mail: marta@jonglirium.com

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Training Course: United in Diversity

Dates: 10-17 February 2020

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 29th January 2020

The Training course “United in Diversity” provides new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse and socially disadvantaged groups, especially young people with fewer opportunities

General Description

Project “United for Diversity and Inclusion” aims at promoting and nurturing the value of EU, respect for human dignity and ensure inclusion and participation for all.

The project is composed of 2 mobility of youth workers activities organized by USB:

  • a Seminar with partnership building elements that was organised from 5th to 12th of October 2019 and
  • a Training course for educators that will be organised from 10th to 17th of February 2020, both in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The Training course “United in Diversity” will involve 24 participants from 8 countries that are youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers who are involved in the work of involved organisations.

Objectives:

  • provide new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse and socially disadvantaged groups, especially young people with fewer opportunities as well as competences to foster social inclusion, European values and active youth participation;
  • present and use youth work frameworks and tools for trainers’ competency assessment (European Training Strategy, SALTO TOY and Council of Europe portfolio) for participants to self-assess and evaluate their role as youth workers and non-formal educators;
  • improve the managerial, social, intercultural, facilitation and training competences of participants by identifying the areas where and how they can improve themselves (through working on personal development and learning plans);
  • develop, practice and evaluate non-formal learning activities that will be put together in ‘Inclusion and Diversity Toolbox’ for working with disadvantaged groups, promotion of diversity and fostering social inclusion, European values and active youth participation that will be used by involved organisations, participants or other stakeholders in youth work across Europe;
  • create a group of competent educators/trainers/multipliers with pro-active attitudes towards combating social exclusion who will implement activities and multiply the acquired knowledge, skills and tools in work with diversity, inclusion and youth with fewer opportunities;
  • develop strategic plans for action in forms of follow-up activities that will be run by participants with the support of partner organisations back in their local communities and countries.

Participants Profile

  • Youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers who are involved in the work of partner organisations;
  • With some experience in the fields of diversity, social inclusion & youth participation;
  • With experiences of preparing and facilitating non-formal learning activities;
  • Strong motivation and open-minded attitude;
  • Over 18 years old and able to comfortably communicate in English;
  • Residents in the involved countries

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and 3 meals per day are covered by the program.

The venue for accommodation is “STAY Youth Hostel & Common Place” (info here). Participants will stay in Quad Dorms with bunk beds, sharing bedrooms and toilets

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed until the budget limit, set by the Erasmus+ the programme, based on the real costs of the tickets.

Travel Grant Limits for Participants

  • Greece 20€
  • Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania 180€
  • Poland, Italy 275€
  • Portugal, Spain 360€

Participation fee

Non – Applicant.

Application

 

Organiser:

United Societies of Balkans – Youth NGO

Phone: +302310215629

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – TC United for Diversity and Inclusion.pdf

Contact for questions:

Luiza Tsikala

E-Mail: luiza.tsikala@usbngo.gr

Training Course. 8 Senses Training Course. Bulgaria

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Training Course: 8 Senses Training Course

Dates: 15-21 June 2020

Venue: TBC, Bulgaria

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 24th April 2020

8 Senses is 5 days (+ 2 days for travelling) TC for youth workers to learn, practice and apply methods for inclusion, participation, creativity and sustainability in their work with youth, including NEETs and young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

What is 8 Senses?

Everything and everyone are always in certain environment. And everything all together, as we know it on the Earth is The Environment from which we are all part of. This is our starting point for training attitudes of inclusion, participation, creativity and environmentalism.

We will work with some of the following questions:

  • What is inclusion?
  • What is participation?
  • What is creativity?
  • What is sustainable thinking?

  • What is the role of the youth and youth workers as parts of the environment?
  • What is solicitude and how is it shaped by the environment?
  • What attitudes do we hold regarding ourselves, the environment and the mutual interaction between us?
  • Can we participate in creating Less pollution and waste?
  • What makes environment a skill and competence?
  • How to implement ‘cradle to cradle’ thinking in our local society?
  • How to create, design and utilize the environmental thinking and elements in our youth work to create interest, increase participation and work sustain-ably?

This training will build dialogue between youth workers from EU countries, who will have the opportunity to work on variety of real case studies. In the process will be used different methods from learning by doing, non-formal education and other interactive practices. We will create together ideas for solutions on some of the most common environmental issues in Europe (sustainability and urban lifestyle, air pollution in big cities, waste management, electronic recycling, city gardening and food management, non-violent use of the environment etc.)

Objectives:

  • To bring to the knowledge of young people the possibility to see through different point of view the aspects of the importance of the personal attitude.
  • To build general understanding for the concept of sustainability.
  • To explore the idea of holistic approach in everyday life and its transformation and application in environmental attitude.
  • To have an action plan and participation attitude at the end of the training in the process of re-defining and solving simple environment issues.
  • To show and experience in a group the possibility of develop personal skills by changing and transforming the surrounding environment.

In this training participants will practice competences with strong emphasis on empowering attitudes, participation and inclusion.

At the end of the 5 days we will seeks for changes and transformation in the attitude and in the deeper understanding of what can be done further in order to protect our planet and how we can be more sustainable part of the nature. All that through the perspective of European youth work.

We will include many outdoor tasks, challenges and quests related to the observation and collaboration with the others and with the surrounding environment. The training includes also an “action plan” with real case experience and exchange of different levels of expertise, a possibility to see the topic from different viewpoints on the European civic dimension of Public engagement.

Profile of Participants

  • Youth workers with proven track record of involvement in an NGO as well as:
  • Interested in inclusion and sustainability;
  • Working with NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities;
  • Working on youth participation;
  • Willing to expand their professional competences of inclusion, participation, cooperation, creativity, entrepreneurship and initiative, involvement and participation of youth, including those with fewer opportunities; leadership, communication, teamwork, design thinking, problem solving;

  • Are recognised as a significant and active young people among their peers and in the local society;
  • Have will and are keen to take follow up actions to disseminate the topic of environmentalism on local level;
  • 18 years old and older;
  • Able to use English as a working language.

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:

Human Resource Development Centre – National Agency

Phone: +35929155026

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack 8 senses 2020.pdf

Contact for questions:

Milen Petkov

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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: Youth Digital Participation Lab

Dates: 28 April – 6 May 2020

Venue: Nea Makri (Athens), Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 24th February 2020

The project аdvocаtes for аn inclusive digitаl educаtion to explore the innovative digital tools for youth workers aiming to promote participation of youth and porevent their disengagement with civic and democratic processes.

General Description

The continuous and increasing digitalisation in society, as well as changes in technology itself, results in strategies and policies becoming rapidly out of date. Youth workers need to continually review and develop new strategic policies and measures to meet the new demands for high quality digital education.

Non-formal education practices are no less affected not only because technology can impact the way education is delivered, but also because non-formal learning has a role to play in preparing young people for a tech-driven world. Moreover, growing up in the digital age does not make ‘digital natives’, inherently competent and confident with digital technologies. Surveys indicate, in fact, that the use of technology is to a great extent restricted to leisure time activities, while engagement with technology for educational or participation purposes lags behind.

On the other hand, the challenge is not only to ensure that young people develop the digital competences needed, but also to reap the benefits from the use of technology in order to foster engagement in being active citizens in their communities, especially that the lаck of youth engagement is still а serious issue аround Europe where weаk rаtes of youth participation in civic and democrаtic processes аre still obvious. Furthermore, their dissаtisfаction with conventionаl politicаl engаgement opportunities is widely documented: they express generаl disinterest аnd skepticism. Thus, they displаy а low level of politicаl pаrticipаtion, feel estrаnged from the politicаl system аnd underrepresented within the trаditionаl forms of pаrticipаtion.

Therefore, the project ‘Youth Digital Participation Lab’ aims to level up the digital facilitation skills of youth workers by exploring and adapting innovative participative digital tools in order to raise young people’s participation in civic and democratic processes.

In order to reach this aim, we’ll focus on the following specific objectives:

  • Increase the level of online participation of young people members of partner organisations by thinking of different ways on how to move up the ladder of online participation from E-Informing to E-Engaging.
  • Analyse the forms of digital dis/engagement of young people with democratic and participation processes in the 10 Participating countries.
  • Address digital citizenship and digital inclusion by focusing on specific tools empowering youth workers can use to deliver digital education to young people.
  • Design digital guidelines for youth workers and digital participation ecosystem, based on the analysis of the results of the previous objectives.

This рrojeсt is relevаnt for раrtiсiраnts with the following рrofile:
Yоuth wоrkers: whо аre empоwering yоung peоple, аnd regulаrly соnduсting lосаl асtivities (preferаbly nоn-fоrmаl) thаt invоlve young people оr hаve them аs mаin tаrget grоup.
Nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn trаiners/fасilitаtоrs: with experienсe in using/plаnnig to use digitаl pаrtiсipаtion for fасilitаting nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn асtivities аiming to drive up youth pаrtiсipаtion in their soсiety
Prоjeсt mаnаgers: Even thоugh, they аre by essenсe yоuth wоrkers аnd оссаsiоnаlly trаiners., we will fосus оn seleсting prоjeсt mаnаgers thаt hаve different levels оf experienсe in implementing yоuth prоjeсts foсusing on the use of digital education with young people as main target groups.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Costs for accomodation and food are 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement is covered up to 275€ for all participants using the cheapest means of transportation.

Participation fee

40€ (Greek participants are exempt)

Application

 

Organiser:

Coconutwork – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Kohortti ry – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@coconutowrk.org

Conference. Social Innovation for Social Inclusion. Cyprus

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Conference: Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) 2020 Forum on “Social Innovation for Social Inclusion”

Dates: 5-9 May 2020

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 60 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship and social innovation among young people.

General Description

Why social innovation for social inclusion?

This edition of the TCP Forum will be an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social innovation and how it can foster social inclusion, delving, at the same time, into topics such as digital technology and entrepreneurship for inclusion and participation, female entrepreneurship, migrants’ integration and multiculturalism.

Building on the success of the 5 previous Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) Forums that took place in Sweden, Italy, UK, Hungary and Spain, the National Agency of Cyprus is pleased to host the 6th edition of the TCP Forum.

The National Agency of Cyprus shares the belief promoted by the European Union that social innovation can act as a “source of remedies for increased social challenges (rising inequalities, poverty, social exclusion, social conflicts and social injustice)” (Social Innovation Task Force of the EU ISG, 2015). In this context, the upcoming Forum will look into the inter-correlation between social innovation and social inclusion.

Since the concepts of social innovation, and thus social entrepreneurship, are rather “new”, and not extensively explored concepts in Cyprus, the Forum envisions to bring together a wide range of professionals, representing various fields of the market and the society, where they will exchange their experiences, practices and visions. Moreover, the Forum will serve as a platform for the development of a network of professionals working on social innovation and will act as a reference point for further developments in the fields and facilitate their collaboration at national, regional and European level.

The Forum will be a melting pot of ideas, tools and good practices which participants, representing different sectors, will have the opportunity to further explore through relevant presentations, workshops and field visits. The Forum will also support the mainstreaming of future cooperation among participants for the implementation of innovative projects and initiatives under Erasmus+.

Moreover, in the framework of the 6th edition of the TCP Forum, the National Agency of Cyprus has already hosted a national activity targeting local stakeholders. The aim of this activity was to build common foundations on social innovation initiatives, for the Cypriot actors in the fields, to facilitate their collaboration, and offer them the space for an exchange of ideas, good practice and challenges faced in an area, such as social innovation, currently under progress, in the Cyprus context. This national activity also served as a preparation phase for the transnational TCP Forum, representing a novelty brought by this edition of the forum.

Objectives of the TCP 2020 Forum Cyprus

  • Encourage collaboration and partnership building between youth work and other sectors of the social innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Raise awareness of and promote the social inclusion dimension of social innovation policies and practices.
  • Offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices.
  • Use social enterprise, social innovation and non-formal learning as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurial life skills.
  • Encourage creativity, innovation, participation, solidarity, diversity and social inclusion of young people.
  • Provide information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social innovation

Previous TCP Forums: More information about the project and previous editions can be found at @TCPCommunity (on Facebook).

To get the feel of the event, please watch the highlight videos of two previous editions:

Liverpool UK (March 2018):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1EMxY2uiv

Budapest Hungary (November 2018):

An eco-friendly event: Inspired by the previous editions of the TCP Forum, the organisers endeavor to deliver an environmentally sustainable event, including site selection, menu compilation, coffee breaks and the materials we use. We believe it is important to show that there is always a way for events to be more eco-friendly, this being one of the principles of this project.

Youth@Work Strategic Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

The TCP Forum is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 16 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work at www.youthatworkpartnership.org and @YouthatWorkPartnership (Facebook).

Profile of participants:

We are looking for 60 participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries, Eastern Partnership countries, Southern Mediteranean countries and Western Balkan countries, with the following professional backgrounds:

Employment, entrepreneurship and social innovation support services (chambers of commerce, incubators, accelerators, banks, social venture funders, etc.); formal education representatives (higher education, VET); cooperatives; foundations; local, regional and national government representatives; researchers; (social) entrepreneurs; youth workers; community workers; educators; trainers and young change-makers.

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:

Youth Board of Cyprus – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Tempus Public Foundation TPF,
  • Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG),
  • European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA),
  • Agência Nacional para a gestão do programa Juventude em Acção,
  • YIA-ES – AGENCIA NACIONAL ESPAÑOLA DE LA JUVENTUD (INJUVE),
  • British Council, ECORYS – National Agency
  • Center for Social Innovation

Phone: +35722402691

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule TCP Cyprus.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCP 2020 Support Team

E-mail: srousou@onek.org.cy

E-Mail: tcp2020@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.