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PBA: Special Puzzle

Dates: 8-12 June 2020

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

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

Application deadline: 18th May 2020

Contact-making seminar for organisations working with youth with special needs under the guidelines of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) and Erasmus+ (Youth) programs.

General Description

Aim: To encourage and support organisations that work with young people with special needs to develop inclusive projects under the guidelines of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) and Erasmus+ Youth programs.

The activity will facilitate getting to know each other’s work and interests, explore potential ideas for common projects and build experience and quality partnerships.

The activity will bring together different representatives of organisations, working directly with young people with special needs. We invite both newcomers and more experienced organisations to the program. In three full working days, we will provide the space and inspiration to network and to discover the factors which compose good, inclusive projects. It will be the start of planning projects together.

Profile of organizations:

supporting/working directly with youth with special needs.

Objectives:

  • To create a space for meeting fellow organisations working with the same target group and establishing partnerships and networks.
  • To explore European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ Youth programs as a tool for supporting active participation and social integration of young people with special needs and empowering them to succeed.
  • To explore quality criteria in developing successful future projects.
  • To inspire and to encourage the participants to develop, to apply and to implement future projects within the programs.

Elements of the program:

  1. Presentation of ESC and Erasmus+ Youth programs.
  2. Presentation of, and field visits to best practice.
  3. Stimulating capacity building on more effective inclusion of their own target group.
  4. Partnership building activities.
  5. Space and time for project creation (aims, goals, partners, next steps)

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency of International Youth Cooperation – National Agency

Phone: (8 5) 250 7440

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Lithuania.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aistė Natkevičiūtė

E-Mail: aiste@jtba.lt

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: EYE Opener in Sweden

Dates: 29 June – 3 July 2020

Venue: Malmö, Sweden

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th April 2020

EYE Opener offers an international learning experience to young people and practitioners active in youth work, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

General Description

In this training course, you will learn all the basics you need to organise and apply for a grant for youth exchanges in Erasmus+ Youth Programme. In this activity we focus on youth-adult pairing: 1 experienced adult leader (over 18 years old) + 1 or 2 youth (15-18 years old).

Target group

Max 40 participants (aiming at between 12 and 18 pairing groups).

1 Adult Leader (over 18 years old) who deals directly with the young people and is committed to engaging in the future development of a youth exchange in partnership with the young persons. Two leaders could attend if mixed (male/female) or where national legislation requires this (after agreement with the sending National Agency).

1 to 2 Young People: between 15-18 years old
Both youth workers and young people will be expected to communicate in English.

General Description

The aim of the training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

The training relies on setting the basis of quality in youth exchanges. It will also provide the space to develop concrete project ideas among quality partnerships, targeting at submitting application proposals for the coming Erasmus+ Youth Programme deadlines.

Objectives:

  • to provide information on Erasmus+ Youth Programme youth exchanges
  • to provide a group learning experience in the process of setting up a youth exchange project
  • to develop basic skills, knowledge and attitudes to organise a youth exchange
  • to understand non-formal learning and young people’s participation in learning
  • to explore the role of a group leader in young people’s learning process
  • to enhance the active participation of young people in the planning of youth exchanges
  • to offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries
  • to promote equal-footed partnerships among young people and organisations

The fact that young people can take part in the training gives a whole new dynamic to the process. Young people get first-hand knowledge on project building and the cooperation between youth leaders and young people gets better.

Some tasks are done in national groups, some in young people / youth leader groups and results are compared. The training shows evidence on young people’s competences in project planning on their own.

Programme:

This training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise which is interspersed with workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics and ends with an evaluation. The travel days are the 29th of June and 4th of July.

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society – National Agency

Phone: +46 10-160 10 74

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack EYE Opener Sweden.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lars Nilsson

E-Mail: lars.nilsson@mucf.se

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: Eye Opener in Greece

Dates: 5-10 June 2020

Venue: Raches, Fthiotidas, Greece

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 6th April 2020

EYE Opener offers an international learning experience to young people and practitioners active in youth work, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects within the E+ Youth Programme.

General Description

In this training course, you will learn all the basics you need to organise and apply for a grant for youth exchanges in Erasmus+ Youth Programme. In this activity we focus on youth-adult pairing: 1 experienced adult leader (over 18 years old) + 1 or 2 youth (15-18 years old).

Target group

Max 40 participants (aiming at between 12 and 18 pairing groups).
1 ADULT LEADER (over 18 years old) who deals directly with the young people and is committed to engaging in the future development of a youth exchange in partnership with the young persons. Two leaders could attend if mixed (male/female) or where national legislation requires this (after agreement with the sending National Agency).
1 TO 2 YOUNG PEOPLE: between 15-18 years old
Both youth workers and young people will be expected to communicate in English.

Aim:

The aim of the training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

The training relies on setting the basis of quality in youth exchanges. It will also provide the space to develop concrete project ideas among quality partnerships, targeting at submitting application proposals for the coming Erasmus+ Youth Programme deadlines.

Objectives:

  • to provide information on Erasmus+ Youth Programme youth exchanges
  • to provide a group learning experience in the process of setting up a youth exchange project
  • to develop basic skills, knowledge and attitudes to organise a youth exchange
  • to understand non-formal learning and young people’s participation in learning
  • to explore the role of a group leader in young people’s learning process
  • to enhance the active participation of young people in the planning of youth exchanges
  • to offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries
  • to promote equal-footed partnerships among young people and organisations

The fact that young people can take part in the training gives a whole new dynamic to the process. Young people get first-hand knowledge on project building and the cooperation between youth leaders and young people gets better.

Some tasks are done in national groups, some in young people / youth leader groups and results are compared. The training shows evidence on young people’s competences in project planning on their own.

Programme:

This training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise which is interspersed with workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics and ends with an evaluation.

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – Hellenic National Agency

Phone: +302131314435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack TC EYE Opener Greece.pdf

Contact for questions:

Panagiota Karametou

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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 Let me In: Youth workers for inclusive Europe

Dates: 22-31 May 2020

Venue: Poland

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 13rd March 2020

Youth workers for inclusive Europe. The methods of participatory photography and digital storytelling will be used.

General Description

In societies that are getting more and more divided, there is a constant need to find new solutions to enhance inclusion of groups at risk. We as youth workers often lack capacities to reach out to vulnerable people and even if we do approach them, we do not possess proper methodologies to address their specific needs effectively.

Let Me In is an Erasmus+ training course for youth workers (KA1) that aims at raising the awareness on the specifics of working with different groups at risk, with the main focus being on how to identify their needs and create a safe space for them to express themselves more freely.

By combining theory and practice we strive to give participants an in-depth overview on the topic of enhancing social inclusion and prepare them to organize their own projects in a more efficient way that puts the needs of young people in the center.

The methods
The methods of participatory photography and digital storytelling are based on assumption that everyone`s voice matters, people are experts on their own lives and that by using simple photography and video techniques they can raise issues that are important for their communities and act to make a real change. Participatory art methods is empowering young people and giving them voice that can help them undertake action. The concrete digital skills related to digital storytelling and participatory photography will be introduced to a comprehensive methodology on the use of these tools in the context of youth work.

For this project we are looking for youth workers fulfilling the following criteria:

  • actively involved in the work of an NGO (preferably as staff members)
  • experienced in working with youth with a proven track record of successful
    projects for youngsters at risk
  • able to communicate freely in English
  • committed to organize dissemination events and provide quality project visibility

  • being a legal resident in one of the participating countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain)
  • Being in contact with our partners’ sending organizations.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food is covered.

Travel reimbursement

Based on Erasmus+ lump sum for travel badget:

  • Lithuania, Hungary: up to 180 EUR
  • Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece: up to 275 EUR
  • Spain: up to 360 EUR

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Autokreacja – Youth NGO

Phone: +48502096593

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Autokreacja

E-Mail: autokreacja@autokreacja.org

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Conference MOVE IT: Youth mobility in the digital era

Dates: 12-14 May 2020

Venue: Bad Honnef – Bonn , Germany

Eligible are 100 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countriesSouthern Mediterranean countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 20th March 2020

Digital and smart youth work have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years. It is time to do the same for international youth mobility which is one of the cornerstones of youth work.

General Description

How are digital tools used to support youth mobility in Europe today? What new potentials can be seen in digital and tech horizons in order to further develop youth mobility, inclusion and participation?

How do people active in the youth mobility field deal with all of this and where do they see the biggest hindrances and unleashed potentials? The conference programme will provide diverse opportunities to explore these issues through speeches, workshops, inspiring sessions, debates etc.

Aims

  • To give an overview of the state of research and to exchange a variety of good practice examples.
  • To discuss potential for development, needs and requirements in the field of youth mobility in the digital era and to explore different aspects and perspectives.
  • To offer a space for debate and exchange of visions.
  • To put forward common ideas regarding the direction youth mobility in the digital era could and should take on local, national and European levels.

To give participants the space to offer workshops within the Good Pratice Gallery and 4 pillars:

  • Collaboration and participation
  • Organisation and communication
  • Social Media and networking
  • Training and quality

Participants

  • Youth workers (experienced or highly interested) in international youth mobility and/or digital youth work
  • Decision-makers and stakeholders in the field of youth mobility
  • Experts and researchers in international youth mobility and digital youth work

The organisers are exploring live-streaming and other tools to allow for digital participation during the conference. Please send an email to jfe@valentum-kommunikation.de if you want to stay in the loop.

If you cannot attend the conference but are interested in contributing with your ideas please contact the organisers at jfe@valentum-kommunikation.de

Your thoughts and concerns, as well as examples of good practice tools, methods, activities, will be useful for the debate about digital youth mobility during the European conference MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era, and beyond.

This acitivity is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

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.

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

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

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa (DE) – National Agency for the EU programmes

IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany

ENTK Estonian Youth Work Centre (EE), Opetushalli

Co-organisers:

  • Verke Centre of Expertise for Digital Youth Work, Youth Department of Helsinki
  • Opetushallitus, Utbildningsstyrelsen – FI

Phone: +49 228 9506 224

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack MOVEIT.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katharina Erbes

E-Mail: erbes@jfemail.de

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

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Training Course: Passion for Learning 2020

Dates: 19-23 May 2020

Venue: Latvia

Eligible are 20 participants coming from:  Estonia, Latvia

Application deadline: 1st April 2020

Passion for Learning 2020 is training programme for youth workers and youth leaders on facilitation and recognition of learning processes of young people in youth work. We offer 5-days training in Latvia followed by individual mentoring by trainer.

General Description

Training programme aims at:

  •  developing competences of youth workers to facilitate learning process in the context of Erasmus+ Youth Programme, European Solidarity Corps projects and local youth activities;
  • contributing to development of quality of youth work by introducing facilitation of learning as regular practice of youth workers.

By the end of the training programme participants will:

  • be able to create suitable learning process for young people, e.g. involve youngsters in the planning of learning, set learning goals, create learning environment and opportunities for self-assessment, and become aware of their learning outcomes;
  • engage young people in dialogue, address motivation and participation of young people;
  • know and use new approaches and methods that help young people to learn;
  • be able to analyse themselves as learner and supporters of learning;
  • redesign/ review learning dimension in current Erasmus+/European Solidarity Corps projects and youth work within their organisation.

Main topics planned to be covered during the training course:

  •  Learning in the context of youth work, Erasmus+ and Solidarity Corps projects;
  • Elements of learning process and connection to motivation and participation;
  • Methods and tools for goal setting, planning, facilitating learning experience, giving feedback, reflecting and evaluating;
  • Youthpass as a practical tool to support learning;
  • Sharing experience in facilitation of learning process, connecting theory and practice of learning in non-formal education;
  • Competences for facilitation of learning and ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers

Profile of participants

Youth workers and youth leaders:

  •  working with young people on a daily basis either nationally or internationally;
  • representing organisation/institution (employee/long-term volunteer);
  • willing to introduce and strengthen learning facilitation element in the organisation;
  • having experience in implementation of Erasmus+/European Solidary Corps project (at least one);
  • able to work in English;
  • aged 18+;
  • ready and able to take part in the training programme for its all duration from May 2020 till end of September 2020.

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency for International Programs for Youth in Latvia – National Agency

Co-organiser(s):

  • Foundation Archimedes – National Agency

Phone: + 371 67358062

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timetable Passion for Learning.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ieva Upesleja

E-Mail: ieva.upesleja@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 TOSCA: European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 31 August – 4 September 2020

Venue: Bonn, Germany

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

Application deadline: 3rd July 2020

The training activity aims to support and build up the capacities of organizations that actively participate in volunteering actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and impact in the respective projects.

General Description

Objectives and benefits of the training course:

  • Foster understanding, awareness and commitment to core quality criteria of the European Solidarity Corps
  • Build up competences on how to design and implement European Solidarity Corps projects with a view to quality
  • Ensure clarity and support on how the programme works formally: opportunities, guidelines, structures, priorities, rules, and procedures
  • Give space to participants to express burning issues and needs and offer support where possible
  • Foster a supportive community of organisations involved in the European Solidarity Corps
  • Awaken the learner within

Part of the course is an obligatory online preparatory phase:

Before the residential training course in Germany, there is a mandatory online preparatory/introductory phase. It aims to introduce basic information in order to establish common grounds as well as provide a place where participants will start to form a community of learners and will carry out first homework and assessments of their own organisation, local community and own needs.

We are looking for participants who:

  • are involved in the Volunteering Actions in European Solidarity Corps Programme
  • are connected to organisations/institutions holding a Quality Label for Volunteering (or an accreditation for Volunteering in Erasmus+).
  • have a crucial role in and commitment to providing conditions for high quality activities
  • ensuring a positive impact of Volunteering Activities within their community
  • creating learning opportunities within the organisation and for volunteers

Team

The concept of the TOSCA is based on the experience of the network of National Agencies and established by a pool of trainers with the support of Resource Centres.

The activity will be facilitated by two experienced trainers:

Jan Latal

Bara Stemper Bauerova

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

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.

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

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

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend für Europa National Agency for the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

Phone: 0049-228-9506226

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Karin Schulz

E-Mail: schulz@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.