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Training Course: EuroPeer Training Course

Dates: 12-17 November 2019

Venue: Piešťany, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 30 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

Application deadline: 4th October 2019

A training course for young people who took part in Erasmus+ Youth projects or in European Solidarity Corps projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

The aim of the EuroPeer Training Course is to prepare participants for active participation in the EuroPeers network. EuroPeers are young people who have participated in the Erasmus+ Youth programme / European Solidarity Corps programme and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

They inform young people in schools, fairs, youth clubs, cultural centers or on the street and talk about their experiences. They inform about the Erasmus+ / European Solidarity Corps programme and its possibilities as well as other mobility programmes.

By organising or participating in all kinds of activities, like workshops or lessons, support NA events, and organising exhibitions, they motivate young people to become active and explore Europe.

Objectives

– to gain basic knowledge about mobility programmes in Europe.
– to gain/develop new knowledge and skills in project management, PR activities, chairing and presentation techniques
– to find practical ideas and tools how to teach others about Europe and Erasmus+ Youth programme/European Solidarity Corps

Social media will be used: e.g. live blog, pictures, audio, video, etc. to link with the outside world. Participants will exchange their experience and good practice and will be encouraged to undertake actions as EuroPeers after the training course (with support from the trainers after the TC).

Please note, this training course is not available for those currently volunteering under Erasmus+ due to double funding. If you are taking part in an Erasmus+ placement at present, please get in touch with your National Agency to find out more about other opportunities available to you. National Agencies will also be able to advise on ways you can get involved after completing your Erasmus+ placement.

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:

Slovak National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +421 917 402 508

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Matúš Zibala

E-Mail: matus.zibala@iuventa.sk

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 Vision Ahead: Media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises

Dates: 8-15 December 2019

Venue: Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 30th September 2019

Vision Ahead – media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises. This is a learning program. It requires full focus and participation.

General Description

Travel reimbursement is only sent to those who fully participate in all phases, including the follow-up and dissemination.

Vision Ahead is a training course on media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises

We are aware or we should become aware that branding and namely the video presence of our initiative is the second thing we have to build (after our website). Nowadays technology allow us to create video productions without expensive equipment. Smartphones, laptops and other low cost gadgets can offer high quality video productions.

For this reason Smokinya Foundation is inviting you to Vision Ahead project. It is a 2 phase project where you will have the chance to learn how to build a social promotional video of your organization and/or initiative with low cost equipment as well as to learn and experiment together with 31 more people, how to use video by creating yourselves a video for a Plovdiv based non-profit initiative.

During the 8-days program participants will:

• Get acquainted with media literacy
• Receive practical skills in film-making in all stages (pre-production, production post pro- duction)
• Explore ways to promote and disseminate videos online
• Adapt Media Literacy to own methods working with their target groups
• Create a promotional video for an Plovdiv based social enterprises & non-profit initiatives

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

  • participant from Bulgaria,North Macedonia, Serbia,Greece; €180
  • participant from Hungary, Italy, Romania, Latvia,Germany, Poland; €275
  • participant from Spain; €360

Travel reimbursement

We ask for 60 EUR per person participation contribution at registration.This is an investment in your learning and co-funding support to Smokinya Foun-dation effort to provide quality materials for the training course.

In case this amount is excessive for you contact us for options.

Application

 

Organiser:

Smokinya Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +359888653280

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Vision Ahead.pdf

Contact for questions:

Tihomir Georgiev

E-Mail: info@smokinya.com

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Training Course: Transformation of Soft Skills

Dates: 1-8 November 2019

Venue: Treviso, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The development and recognition of soft skills is one of the priority of European Commission educational programmes, including Erasmus+, and youth work in Europe.

General Description

Transformation of Soft Skills” aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

The project is built up in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Programme in the youth field;

  • improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market.
  • Additionally, it will be promoted active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people and enhance the international dimension of youth activities and enhance the capacity of youth workers and organisations in their support for young people.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • The maximum travel limit for all eligible countries is: 275 Euro.

Participation fee

30 Euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Centro educativo di progettazione e hosting internazionale (CEPHI) – Youth NGO

Phone: +34692415557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Transformation of soft skills.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zek Dundar

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

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Training Course: Storytelling & Storyweaving, join in!

Dates: 24-27 October 2019

Venue: Den Haag, Netherlands

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

Application deadline: 27th September 2019

ATTENTION: Dutch speaking seminar!

Training on storytelling and storyweaving: how to tell and collect powerful international stories and inspire other young people to go international?

General Description

This training course is in Dutch language, only open to participants from Belgium-FL and the Netherlands.

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 final goal of the training course will be for every participant to at least have finalized one complete story and learned tools on how to collect and share stories in the future, too.

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Het Storytelling & Storyweaving-traject begon eigenlijk in mei, maar er is een (zeldzame) mogelijkheid om in te stromen in de tweede helft! Dit betreft het tweede internationale weekend, van 24 tot 27 oktober in Den Haag. Het programma is als volgt:

Donderdag de 24e: aankomst van de nieuwe deelnemers
Vrijdag 25 oktober: 1-daagse training Storyweaving voor nieuwe deelnemers. ‘s Avonds arriveren de deelnemers die al sinds het begin van het project (mei dit jaar) betrokken zijn.
Zaterdag 26 + zondag 27 oktober: training Storytelling.

Meer weten?
Neem contact op met Thomas thomas.gits@jint.be (Vlaanderen) of Marlou m.saris@nji.nl (Nederland).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

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 NA to learn more about the financial details.

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:

NJi, NA Netherlands – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Jint, NA Belgium-Flanders – National Agency

Phone: +31302306339

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marlou Saris

E-Mail: m.saris@nji.nl

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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Study Visit Ghetto Out: Study Visit about migration in Italy

Dates: 28 September – 5 October 2019

Venue: Foggia, Italy

Eligible are 24 trainees coming from: Bulgaria, France, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 14th September 2019

This Study Visit will take place in Foggia (South of Italy), to discover some Ghettos and other centers working on Migration’s issue. If you’re studying or working on Migration’s topics, this is the project for you!

General Description

The Study Visit is addressed to youth workers with a sense of participation and interest about topics like Migrants’ issues and Integration (people/students/youth workers interested in Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Law, Immigration, Intercultural, Storytelling)

The Study Visit will offer the possibility of direct interaction with disadvantaged people who migrate from countries at war or in a state of severe poverty, with the main purpose of carrying out a participatory discussion aimed at:

  • strengthening intercultural awareness so that the idea of the different is not mediated by prejudices, whether positive or negative, but based on a real experience, facilitated by good practices and methods that increase understanding, a critical vision and a positive exchange.

Participants will be 24 and they will come from Turkey, Italy, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, France.

The main activities will include:

  • Visits of different NGOs working about the topic of immigration (i.e. the Association “Ghetto Out” or debates with their activists, invited to present their experience.
  • Visit to the Ghetto with staff people from associations well knowing the place.
  • Spend some time in the Association Ghetto Out, learning what some ex-residents are trying to do in order to live in a sustainable way outside the ghetto.
  • Storytelling and video making to disseminate contents in a best and powerful way.
  • Ethnographic interviews to ghetto residents or ex-residents and to the local community; comparing the results with the information we usually receive from the media.
  • Exchange of information on countries of origin, multicultural evenings (create dishes), dialectical dialogue on the perception of their country and of others.

Participants should have maximum 2 travel days before and after the Activity (28 sept.- 5 oct.) The place we should host the participants should be a village near Foggia, called “Villaggio Don Bosco”

Good airports to get to Foggia should be ROME, NAPOLI or BARI and then you can check buses or trains to Foggia.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food we’ll be provided by the hosting organisation

Travel reimbursement

Please make sure you respect the maximumamount of money that we can reimburse:

  • Italy: 180 Euro/participant (only for a distance longer than 100 km)
  • Turkey, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, France : 275 Euro/participant

In order to receive the reimbursement you have to keep all the original travel documents

Participation fee

Non applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Come Pensiamo NGO

Phone: 00393284219851

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Ghetto Out.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sebastiano Miele

E-Mail: info@comepensiamo.it

Training Course. Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups. Latvia

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

This is a course for professional development of youth workers, educators and youth leaders who would like to organise educational projects and programmes with mixed ability groups using Human Rights Education.

General Description

Training course “Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups” is a training course for professional development of youth workers, educators and leaders of educational programmes who would like to organize educational projects, programmes and activities with mixed ability groups through human rights education.

During the Training Course participants will discover:

-How to run mixed ability inclusive youth educational activities and projects based on Human Rights Education and non-formal learning approach;
– The values, principles, concepts and methods of human rights education;
– The principles of development and running of educational programmes within Human rights education field;
– Quality and particularities of human rights education activity with mixed ability groups of young people;
– What is the experiential learning cycle;
– Effective tips and hints on how to make HRE inclusive
– The levels of responsibility working in activities and projects with youth groups of mixed ability nature;
– Effective tools and instruments of inclusive youth worker and educator;
– The realities and best practices of youth educational activities and projects in EU, Eastern Partnership region and Russia;

The recognition of youth work, Youthpass and different learning instruments, youth worker’s competences and assessment.

Participants will also:

– Work in international groups;
– Get practical experience preparing and running human rights education activities with mixed ability groups during the trainiing course;
– Explore recent developments of youth work field;
– Set personal and professional development aims;
– Have an opportunity to develop international and local educational projects in the field of youth within and outside Erasmus+ programme.

It is expected that participants (together or individually) will organise local training/educational activities after the training course integrating human rights education and mixed ability approaches.

Profile of participants:

– Youth workers and youth leaders who act as youth educators in educational programmes and projects representing NGOs, working directly with young people with some experience of educational programmes with mixed-ability groups or without, but having strong dedication to introduce mixed ability approach and human rights education in their work;

– Interested in development of their organisation/institution and inclusive youth work in their respective city, region, country and Europe;
– Motivated for further professional development
– Aged: 18+;
– Able to communicate and work in Russian;
– Able to participate in the full duration of the course

Application

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

Visa cost cover 100% and travel costs will be paid within the limits set by the Erasmus+ programme.

Limits for countries (most economic route will be required):

  • Latvia – 20 Eur/180 Euro (depending on the region),
  • Estonia, Lithuania – 180 Euro
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Germany – 275 Euro
  • Russian Federation – 275 Eur/360 Eur (depending on the region),
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan – 360 Euro,

Please do not buy tickets before you get confirmation about acceptance and note from the organisers to buy the tickets!

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

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Training Course JOY: The Juggling Of Youth work

Dates: 3-10 October 2019

Venue: Tusa, Italy

Eligible are 12 participants coming from: Greece, Poland, Portugal, Serbia

Application deadline: 6th September 201

The Training aims to prepare participants with basic circus skills such as acrobalance, juggling, balloon modeling… and various methods of preparing circus workshops.

General Description

We plan to implement a training Course for youth workers in Tusa, Italy from the 03rd to the 10th of October 2019

In a context where competition and individualism prevails, where the social bond between youngsters is becoming weaker and it is becoming increasingly hard to reach them, we understand the importance of developing and delivering interesting and stimulating activities to better involve youth worker’s target group aged (ideally from 18 to 32).

We want to propose appealing activities to youngsters in the form of circus pedagogy workshops. Apart from being attractive and stimulating to young people, these activities convey modern values of citizenship, honesty and cooperation and at the same time build personal self-esteem, trust, create more bonds between youngsters and promote inclusion of youngsters with fewer opportunities.

With that in mind, we want to educate youth workers in order to diversify their pedagogical skills, raise the attractiveness and quality of their programs and provide them with an innovative and flexible method of work to help them reach their goals. We want to develop our participants` pedagogical competences in social circus, project management and animation techniques to offer activities and programs that better respond to the needs of individuals and address the needs of the disadvantaged.

We use circus activities as a form of pedagogy in teaching and non-formal education. Our main idea is that circus activity is appealing and fun for everybody, making it ideal as a tool for educational work with youngsters. The aim is to introduce youth workers and youngsters to positive, healthy activities that encourages co-operation, and strengthen confidence, while developing co-ordination and persistence. The end result is much more than learning these skills – it also helps to improve self-esteem, build a social capital and direct people towards positive ways of living.

Helped by a staff of professional circus experts, our goal is to teach the youth worker participating in the project the basics of various circus skills such as acrobalance (partner and group acrobatics), juggling, diabolo, balloon modelling etc. and various methods of preparing and implementing circus workshops, which they will be able to use as a tool in their work with youngsters. After the project, participants act as multiplier in their own organisation and share the knowledge with their co-workers.

In accordance with the general objectives of Erasmus+ program and the specific objectives of KA1, the Juggling Of Youth working project addresses the issues of:

-Youth work quality and improvement. We want to provide pedagogical improvement for youth workers and their respective organisations and more recognition of youth work in general
-Active participation in society and labour market. We want to address directly or indirectly issues such as social skills improvement for target groups, health and well-being of young people, young people’s active participation, promotion of mutual solidarity and young people’s creativity
-European cooperation and awareness.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Accommodation and food

Food and accommodation costs will be fully covered by the project.

Travel reimbursement

The grants from the Erasmus+ program covers the travel costs of the participant like so:

  • Poland, Greece and Serbia – up to 275 EUR;
  • Portugal up to 360 EUR

Travel costs will be reimbursed after project.

Participation fee

No participation fee required

Only 20 euro for the extra costs of circus equipment

Application

 

Organiser:

New Horizons – Youth NGO

Phone: +39 3286659779

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Gregorio Sambataro

E-Mail: newhorizons.contactus@gmail.com