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Training Course Time Travellers: The European Perspective

Dates: 15-23 May 2020

Venue: Ključ, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo*, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 1st April 2020

The training aims at transferring a methodology to implement and strengthen youth work in the field of remembrance. It builds on the principals of living memories by putting participants into their own and genuine historical perspective.

General Description

The training aims to deconstruct one of the sources of nationalism and racism, which is the concept of national history as provided in the framework of most curricula in European countries nowadays.

The training course “Time Travellers – The European Perspective” aims at transferring a methodology to implement and strengthen youth work in the field of remembrance and commemoration. It builds on the principals of living memories by putting young participants into the center of their own and genuine historical perspective and to create a personal and a local context of historical experience.

In result national history, which is in many cases also the history of living conflicts, retreats and personal history becomes the defining angle. This training course is aimed to transfer a large number of non-formal methods, which we have developed over the course of time and activities. We will introduce participants and their organisation to the different approved methods, techniques and activities, as well as means of dissemination and exploitations of our results.

The ultimate aim is to motivate and equip the participants to apply these tools in their own local and regional environment with their youth and to promote the principles of peaceful remembrance. Thereby they can support dialogue in their own societies and an atmosphere of understanding and last but not least a renewed curiosity for often underestimated topics of history: social development, emancipation, human rights and European common values.

The Training course will take place in Ključ, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Participants should be mainly from youth organisations that want to improve their profile through new approaches in the field of remembrance work and anti-racism trainings and youth work in intercultural contexts.

Participants will have a personal experience of the former war torn Bosnia and Herzegovina. They will learn new skills of research borrowed from social sciences that improve their experiences in needs assessment of future project. They will learn the methodology of “time travelling” into personal and local history.

The impact on the local surrounding will be that of recognition and respect. The organisations will profit from new ways of approaching anti-racism and trainings against xenophobia. Participants will be introduced to new applications and methods to improve the visibility of their own rural surrounding.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs are covered by the organizers.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed as follows:

  • Albania, Czech Republic, Kosovo*, The Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia = 180 EUR per person
  • Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey  = 275 EUR per person
  • Armenia = 360 EUR per person

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Mostar Friedensprojekt e.V. – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • DINARA FORUM – DINARA L’ATENAU IZ KLJUCA – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 331 2010460

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mostar Friedensprojekt e.V.

E-Mail: mostarfp@yahoo.de

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Outdoors for Inclusion

Dates: 20-28 April 2020

Venue: Strengberg, Austria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 12th February 2020

“Outdoors for inclusion” is a training course that aims to educate and support youth workers, trainers and educators on how to use outdoors as a tool for inclusion in their youth work.

General Description

Unfortunately, the potential for outdoor activities and games as a tool for inclusion and integration is not fully used. Youngsters facing cultural differences, social obstacles or educational difficulties will increase their opportunities for inclusion or integration, if outdoor games or activities are constructed or adjusted in a way to support this goal, or comprise of elements supporting it.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To improve the competences of using the outdoors as a tool for inclusion in youth work
  • To improve competences on empathizing and defining the needs of target groups
  • To improve competences on developing, prototyping and testing outdoor activities supporting the inclusion in local communities

The project comprises of three stages:

  1.  Preparation at home before the arrival.
  2. Training Course that will equip participants with competences to develop outdoor games and activities supporting inclusion, based on the needs of their target groups.
  3. Dissemination of the results of the project and implementation of local outdoor activities supporting inclusion in each partner country by using new competences gained during the Training Course.

Approach and content

The project structured in learning by doing and self experiential way. Which means applicable, transferable, nature-based and action-oriented working for all of the activity days.

During the Training Course the participants will experience and learn different types of outdoor activities (Hiking, Boating, Solo time, Photo hunting, etc.); empathize and define the needs of various target groups; develop, prototype and test their own outdoor activities supporting inclusion; introduced to methodological and safety aspects.

There would be one and a half-full day stay complete outdoors, including cooking, sleeping in bags and group activities.

The trainer’s team will offer methods of reflection, which can be used in the follow-up multiplying events in the home countries of the participating partner organisations.

In the content of nature-based activities, the program will offer reflection methods based on self-reflection in a natural surrounding, to calm down and listen to yourself in nature.

Please be aware that the Training Course will not provide you with academic knowledge as it is a purely non-formal education activity, and its success depends on the active participation of everybody present.

Profile of the participants

We are looking for youth/social workers, youth leaders, trainers and educators, who:

  • are familiar with outdoor games and activities or motivated to learn about outdoor activities as an educational method
  • eager to transfer gained knowledge to the youth in their organizations and countries
  • ready to engage themselves in different local and international projects using outdoor activities as a learning method
  • committed to working during the whole project, meaning also preparation for the training and implementation of outdoor activities after the training course

  •  are ready to provide short testimonials after their participation in the project,
  •  are ready to support development and dissemination of the toolbox of outdoor games and  activities supporting the inclusion
  •  be able to communicate in English
  •  are aged 18+

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs for food, accommodation and programme materials are fully covered by the grant received from the Erasmus+.

Travel reimbursement

  • Armenia, Georgia, Turkey 360€/person
  • Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine 275€/person
  • Austria 180€/person

Visa costs for participants from Armenia, Belarus 60€/person, Turkey 70€/person

Participation fee

€40 fee to be paid by each participant on the spot in cash. This fee goes as a contribution to the administrative costs of the project.

Application

 

Organiser:

AKS Noah – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Vzayemopomich – Youth NGO

Phone: N / A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Outdoors for Inclusion.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vitaly Volodchenko

E-Mail: outdoorsforinclusion@gmail.com

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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 Local in Global: Prosperity without Growth?

Dates: 29 February – 7 March 2020

Venue: Trebnitz castle, Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Germany, Poland

Application deadline: 15th January 2020

International training course on methods for Education on Sustainable Development (ESD) for youth workers and multipliers who wish to discuss our current economical system and find ways to a more democratic and sustainable society ( solidarity reloaded )

General Description

The predominant economic model of our time is based on unlimited growth and the exploitation of natural resources. But how can there be a good life for all within the ecological limits of or planet? What are the problems of our current economic model, which is designed for constant growth? And how can we address these issues in our educational work?

Discussing these and other questions and getting to know alternative ways of living and working is the aim of our training, which will take place from 20 February to 7 March in Trebnitz Castle Education and Exchange Centre (ca. 60 km east of Berlin).

Invited are multipliers of formal and non-formal education from Armenia, Bulgaria, Germany, the Republic of Moldova, Poland and Ukraine, who want to critically reflect upon the growth paradigm and explore paths to a post-growth society that is more democratic, sustainable expressing and implementing solidarity tools.

During the training, we will use different methods and approaches from the field of education for sustainable development that can be used afterward also in the local contexts. In addition, the training focus on the exchange between participants from the different countries.

The project is funded by the European program Erasmus+. Travel expenses can be reimbursed.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The participation fee already includes accommodation, food and program.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses can be reimbursed up to a maximum amount of:

  • 275 € per person from Poland and
  • 180 € per Person from Germany.

Participation fee

The participation fee is 150 € for participants from Germany and 75 € for participants from Poland.

Application

 

Organiser:

Kreisau-Initiative e. V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 (0) 30 53 89 31 63 64

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Local in Global.pdf

Contact for questions:

Johanna Rogge

E-Mail: rogge@kreisau.de

Training Course. Edges of Gender. Albania

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Training Course: EDGES of Gender

Dates: 10-16 March 2020

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Italy, Jordan, KOSOVO*, Montenegro, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 6th January 2020

EDGES of Gender is a training course on the four gender dimensions through artistic photography. During 6 days of activities participants to learn about gender, sexuality, visual storytelling and expression. Artworks will be showcased in an exhibition.

General Description

EDGES Training will balance participative workshops and reflective learning on gender and photography during the days of activities for participants to have a personalized learning process where they can focus on what they find more relevant, being deepening their competences on inclusion, discrimination, gender diversity, sexuality and expression on photography, visual storytelling, creative conceptualization and editing.

In the end of this process, each participant will have a better understanding of the four gender dimensions and how they can make an impact in their societies to improve current situation as well as collaborate in a digital photography exhibition sharing these diverse perspectives.

Following our EDGES learning principle: Everybody will learn, everybody will share.
Do you want to be part of the process?

The Objectives

The overall aim of EDGES is to build the capacities for youth work and training to:

  • develop a modern gender sensitive approach through the 4 gender dimensions,
  • support training through artistic expression, and
  • provide participants with different digital methods on how to visualize sensitive statements
  • through artworks as forms and tools for dissemination and promotion.

Objectives are to:

  • Develop a basic understanding on gender equality and inequality, the overall terminology of the four gender dimensions and different forms of discrimination in these areas
  • Develop new perspectives on possibilities in active participation on gender and sexuality issues
  • Exchange personal experiences and best practices against any form of discrimination, inequality and conflicts
  • Develop a basic understanding on behavioural design to shift bias in the four gender dimensions
  • Have a better understanding on the power of artistic photography in the field of prevention and empowerment
  • Develop technical skills on photography as well as professional editing
  • Develop skills on visual storytelling on sensitive topics
  • Create a series of photography visualizing (im)balance in the four gender dimensions
  • Kickstart a “Digital Exhibition” as mean for sharing the artworks

Participant Profile

The profile of participants whom we are looking for includes:

  • young people, youth workers and educators
  • active in NGOs with youth from different social backgrounds and groups
  • with different levels of experience in working with:
  1. photography and multimedia art,
  2. gender-related topics, and
  3. inclusion and diversity.

We aim to have a balance in participants coming with different levels of knowledge in these areas to the activities to create the possibility of future projects.

With this, we also aim to create a space in which participants can learn with and from each other.

We want to include participants’ working experience in the creation of the training and during the learning processes. On the one hand, we are interested in bringing people the first approach of the topic through art. Additionally, we want to deepen the knowledge already existing and clarifying wrong assumptions. Furthermore, we aim for a very gender-balanced group of participants with different social backgrounds, who are also familiar with discriminated groups as Roma and LGBT+.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The project is funded by Erasmus+ and it covers the costs of accommodation and meals for participants.

Travel reimbursement

Travel Reimbursement will be made by bank transfer after the completion of the event for all justificable costs, provided the invoices and boarding passes up to a maximum of:

  • Albania, Kosovo*, Montenegro: EUR 20,00
  • Italy, Republic of North Macedonia: EUR 180,00
  • Austria, Belarus, Jordan, Romania: EUR 275,00
  • Portugal, Spain, Armenia: EUR 360,00

Participation fee

The project has no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Institute of Human Rights and non-formal Education – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • EESTEC Tirana – Youth NGO
  • European Foundation for Quality in Blended Learning – Youth NGO
  • Learning Designers – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Stefanie Mayrwöger

E-Mail: edges.erasmus@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Homo Ludens in Youth Work

Dates: 12-18 January 2020

Venue: Holloko, Hungary

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th November 2019

This LTTC aims to equip educators with the skills of game design and gamification in order to foster efficient educational process addressing current issues of nowadays.

General Description

The project was born from the idea to equip youth workers, youth trainers and educators with the skills of game design and gamification in order to foster / ensure efficient and engaging educational process addressing current issues such as intercultural and inter-religious dialogue in the work with marginalized groups, gender equality, human rights and developing soft skills of young people from different backgrounds.

The project is going to be a LTTC which will consist of 3 parts: 2 training courses and a local testing phase in between.

The participants will be expected to participate in the whole duration of the course.

Objectives for the LTTC:

  • to learn about the basics of game-design theory and its relation to person’s nature;
  • to reflect on connections between basic principles of games and non-formal education;
  • to share personal experience in using games and reflect critically on learning outcomes;
  • to learn about the opportunities behind games and gamification as well as their limitations;
  • to create and test educational games or gamified systems for the purposes of the target groups of participants;
  • to test the created prototypes with the target groups in the local communities;
  • to reflect on the user experience and learn how to make games more user friendly.

The LTTC has 2 activities:

1st Activity: 12-18 January 2020 (12th morning – arrival / 18th afternoon – departure day) – Holloko, Hungary

2nd Activity: 05-11 April 2020 (05th morning – arrival / 11th afternoon – departure day) – Rostov Velikiy, Russia

Profile of Participants:

The project is open for youth workers, trainers, coaches and educators who actively work at local / regional/national or international levels.

Criteria for selection:

  • Experience in youth work and active participation in the sending organization activities and work;
  • Motivation to participate in 100% of the length of the LTTC;
  • Shared expectations and clearly defined learning needs;

  • Openness for and appreciation of non-formal learning process in highly diverse context;
  • Commitment to go through the whole learning process, including responsibility for self-directed learning & learning outcomes, as well high level of motivation and discipline;
  • Commitment to reflect on personal learning process and ability to critically assess learning outcomes;
  • Commitment to follow up activities;
  • Commitment to disseminate the project results.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Board and lodging of the participants will be fully covered by the organisers. 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

Travel costs for the activity in Hungary will be reimbursed acc. to the following limit:

  • Hungary – 0 EUR
  • Poland – 160 EUR
  • Russia, Ukraine, France, Lithuania – 255 EUR
  • Armenia, Georgia – 340 EUR

*The shuttle bus from Budapest to the venue will be organised by the organisers.

Participation fee

there’s a participation fee of 50 euros per participant per training course

Application

 

Organiser:

Csoport-téka Egyesület – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Academy of Innovation – Youth NGO

Phone: +48518044164

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vera Goriunova

E-Mail: homoludenslttc@gmail.com

* Please note, if you haven’t received a confirmation email on the date of selection, it means you haven’t been selected for the course.

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Training Course: Ready to mediate? Direction- Youth!

Dates: 23 November – 1 December 2019

Venue: Rustavi, Georgia

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Italy, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 1st November 2019

Ready to mediate? Direction- Youth! – is a project for youth workers, educators, trainers, NGO representatives who work with young people and would like to develop skills connected with mediation as a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

General Description

The training course with elements of PBA is targeted at people actively involved in youth work and who already have some experience in non-formal education and experiential learning and willing to know more about mediation and implement its techniques in their daily work.

The programme is designed for people who are ready to learn, explore, discover and develop their skills, competences and know-how and will be able to use it later in their jobs and communities and develop further projects on this topic.

The course is based on non-formal education methodology and will have a form of practical exercises and simulations. Participants will have a chance to understand: how active listening works, how to practice the loop of understanding, how to paraphrase, summarise and emphasise, how to be creative in conflict resolution process, what to do in order to find common grounds etc.

The programme will be built on actual knowledge and experiences of the participants. It will also allow for strong intercultural aspect in a form of simulation exercises. Simulations will be especially designed for the course and will allow the participants to experience the conflict “inside-out” both as mediators and the parties to the dispute. Detailed programme will be sent at the end of October. It will be adjusted to the needs and expectations of participants.

Apart from participating in the Training Course in Georgia all participants undertake to conduct local activities (at least one workshop with young people) after the mobility and taking part in dissemination and follow up phases of the project.

Aims and Objectives of the training course

The project is an initiative aimed at raising awareness among youth workers and in the future among youth about mediation and conflict transformation as a constructive and peaceful approach to managing conflicts.

The main objectives are the following:

  • To enhance youth workers competences in conflict management particularly through the development of mediation skills and empower them to engage in constructive conflict resolution
  • To enhance the creation of a network of organisations with expertise in the topics of mediation and/or conflict transformation or willing to gain it to develop future projects related to the topic.
  • To explore the topic of multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue;
  • To learn about the origins of different types of conflicts and possible methods of solving them;

  • To promote and explain Alternative Dispute Resolutions with special emphasis on mediation
  • To teach in practice skills relevant to effective negotiation and mediation;
  • To create a field for further cooperation and development of projects related to conflict transformation;
  • To share the results of First ADR Kit strategic partnership devoted to mediation in youth education

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

The accommodation (3-4 participants per room) and food (3 meals per day and 2 coffee breaks) will be covered by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

  • Armenia, Georgia – 20 EUR
  • Bulgaria, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine –  275 EUR
  • Croatia, Italy – 360 EUR

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Association DRONI – Youth NGO

Phone: +995 574271127

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Giorgi Kikalishvili

E-Mail: giokika@droni.org