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Youth Exchange: Between two worlds

Dates: 04 – 18 August 2019

Venue: Klaffer, Austria

We are looking for 2 participants (13-20 years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 56 participants coming from: Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey and Austria

Application deadline: 26th July 2019

The purpose of this Exchange is to encourage tolerance among youngsters, to help them to recognise labelling and discrimination.

General Description

Abusive behaviours, against refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable groups are the dangers that recently arise at Europe and other continents.

Abusive behaviours and bullying are serious contemporary problems in EU according to the Statement by the Council of Europe, Anti-Racism Commission and according to many problematic situations of violence and radicalisation around us,

This situation has led to a xenophobic tendency since migration has been part of the common experience of all our countries; thus, European values have been greatly influenced by this.

As a consequence, youth work must show solidarity with these vulnerable groups and to accommodate their needs in an urgent matter. This shared responsibility will not only help people in desperate need but will also streghten the bond between European countries.

Youth work has become more and more important for personal and social development of young people from these vulnerable groups. The interest from these concepts is rising, but unfortunately there are not so many opportunitites to tackle these issues or to make them more attractive, for both the targeted youngsters but also for the communities they now live in.

Youth work is a big challenge and responsibility for all the actors that are involved in the field. There are numerous factors having a great influence on the quality of youth work, but still the youth worker is the main force responsible for the results and the learning of young people, especially in these sensitive times.

Methodologies:

  • Working groups, with the aim of reflecting about youth, racism, intolerance, migration and marginalised groups
  • Work and creative working methodologies and tools for the development of inclusion projects in the frame of Erasmus+ programme
  • Internal forum of experiences with the presentation of experiences/ projects
  • Visit Foundation for Shelter and Support of Migrants

This project addresses the query of how to identify youth radicalisation, violent or non-violent and which initiatives should be taken for tackling this issue. Young people, belong to this social group which is extremely exposed to the risk of radicalisation, taking under consideration that hate speech and xenophobic tendencies, might be easily disseminated through social media or mass media in general.

Prevention of racism and youth radicalisation will only become effective, after involving active citizenship for the sake of local societies. The role of youth workers and educational institutions is crucial towards this direction.

The main aim of this project is to make a focus on those risks, that young people, social vulnerable groups and local societies, might be facing as an outcome of financial recession, degraded living environments, lack of opportunities and financial resources. Local societies, are daily exposed to populism and rhetoric of well-furnished totalitarian regimes, without having the means or the disposition to dream of a better world and to change the world they live in.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 30 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Kinderfreunde Muhlviertel – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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Conference: Open Youth Work Conference – bOJA Fachtagung

Dates: 24-26 November 2019

Venue: Alpbach, Austria

Eligible are 300 of which 35 german speaking participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Application deadline: 19th August 2019

 The 13th boja Fachtagung deals with the topic of education in Youthwork. The 13th bOJA symposium will be dedicated to the topic of education in open youth work and will shed light on the interplay of youth, social and educational policy

General Description

The 13th “bOJA Fachtagung” is a can’t miss event for many Austrian Youth Workers that takes place in a diffrent region of Austria each year. In cooperation with Eramus+ in 2019 German Speaking Youth Workers are invited to take part as well.

The 3 day Event is a good opportunity to network, to discuss and to exchange with practioners, Experts, Researchers and Desicion makers. Each Year a mixture of Workshops, Discussions, Inputs and Project Presentations awaits the participants as well as the famous Networking Party.

During the 13th bOJA Fachtagung the role of Education in open Youthwork

See attached Programe for Details

The bOJA symposium has become a fixture in the calendars of numerous youth workers from all over Austria. In cooperation with Erasmus+, youth workers from German-speaking countries can participate for the first time this year. The unique conference takes place every year in a different Austrian province and on changing relevant topics.

The three-day event is an excellent opportunity to network, socialize, discuss and engage in a lively exchange of practitioners and academics and academics. Each year, the participants can expect an exciting mix of input lectures, discussions, workshops and individual practical project presentations in the context of the Worldcafés. The colorful framework program is also taken care of and the networking party rounds off the bOJA symposium.

At the 13th bOJA symposium in Alpbach, we will focus on the educational topic from different perspectives and highlight the many potentials that open youth work offers as an effective player in the educational landscape.

We open the space for discourse, inspiration and dialogue on the following topics related to open youth work: political education, transitional management school – work, equality of opportunity and education, promotion of democracy, cultural education, youth participation and a few more.

In addition, we focus on the issues of training of open youth work professionals. In addition to lectures, expert discussions and workshops, there will be a “playground” for participation and experimentation this year.

The nationwide expert conference Open Youth Work is a cooperation of bOJA – Nationwide Network Open Youth Work and the Federal Chancellery – Section Families and Youth (BKA) and Erasmus+ Youth programme.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

IZ – Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog und Bildung – National Agency

Phone: +43/5867544-36

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme bOJA Austria.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marco Frimberger

E-Mail: marco.frimberger@iz.or.at

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.

Training Course. Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers. Liechtenstein

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Training Course: Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers (JUBE+ in German Language)

Dates: 12-15 November 2019

Venue: Malbun, Liechtenstein

Eligible are 25 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

How can I start a project? How can I find the right partners? With the other participants you will develop a youth exchange, draft a programme, and learn about the Erasmus+ application-process.

General Description

Objectives of Training for Newcomers:

  • To provide an informed introduction to the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, focusing on Youth Exchanges and their capacity to enhance young people’s active engagement in the making of Europe (though not exclusively) for newcomers to the programme;

  • To offer an individual and group learning experience through a simulated process on setting up a Youth Exchange project;
  • To develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to organise a Youth Exchange, based on the non-formal learning practice, principles, and quality standards of the EU youth programmes;
  • To enable participants to reflect on their learning and to familiarise themselves with Youthpass – the strategy on the recognition of non-formal learning in the youth field, its technical tool to produce Youthpass Certificates, and its application in Youth Exchanges in particular and the EU youth programmes in general;
  • To offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

NA for Erasmus + Youth in Action in Liechtenstein

Phone: +423 239 91 15

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme JUBE Liechtenstein.pdf

Contact for question:

Virginie Meusburger-Cavassino

E-Mail: virginie@aha.li

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 ESCalator: New levels of European volunteering

Dates: 10-16 September 2019

Venue: Trkmanka – ecocentre, Velké Pavlovice, Czech Republic

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 15th July 2019

Training course with networking and study visit elements for ESC coordinators from the EU and Western Balkan/SEE regions.

General Description

Aim of the project
To increase the quality of ESC projects through personal development of coordinators and building long term partnerships of organisations.

Main elements of the course:

  • Excursions to different types of ESC projects;
  • ESC quality related themes;
  • Learning and service in ESC projects;
  • Roles, needs and competencies of ESC actors;
  • Space for personal reflection and feedback;
  • Networking and partnership building sessions;
  • Intercultural experience – local wine harvest festival.

For participants from:
Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo*, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

Team members:
Magda Wagenknechtová Svobodová, Helena Kosková, Petre Mrkev, Dan Janauer, Honza Látal.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The organizer will reimburse 100 % of participants travel costs and 100 % of visa costs. The travel costs has to be disscused and approved by organiser.

Participation fee

33 €
This participation fee will be used to cover extra organisational costs and also works as a symbolic contribution.

Application

Organiser:

ANEV z.s. (Association of Non-formal Education) – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Council for prevention of juvenile delinquency Kavadarci – Youth NGO

Phone: +420 608039629

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsESCalator InfoPack.pdf

Contact for questions:

ESCalator Team

E-Mail: evs.gathering@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course Better Together: Creation of a Network for Youth Employability in Europe

Dates: 10-14 August 2019

Venue: Bragança, Portugal

Eligible are 50 participants coming from: Austria, France, Germany, Portugal

Application deadline: 29th June 2019

This training is designed to build Portuguese-speaking youth workers capacities from various European countries. At the end of the training, they will become part of a network that will empower them for their daily youth work.

General Description

From the 10th to 14th of August 2019 in Bragança, Portugal (region CIM of Trás-os-Montes); CAP Magellan in collaboration with ASPPA (Associação dos pós graduados Portugueses na Alemanha), ADYFE (African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe), CNJ (Conselho Nacional da Juventude Portuguesa) and Bué Fixe (associação juvenil afro-portuguesa) is organizing under the Erasmus+ programme a training: “Better Together! Creation of a Network for Youth Employability in Europe”.

The training’s aim is to encourage exchange of good practices, the emergence of ideas to find solutions to increase employability of young people in Europe. This training is designed to build Portuguese-speaking youth workers capacities from various European countries and nationalities. At the end of the training, they will become part of a network.

All participants will take part in seminars, trainings as well as cultural and educational visits that will empower them for their daily youth work. This meeting of European youth workers will take place during four days in Portugal.

  • So, do you speak Portuguese?
  • Are you a youth worker or in regular contact with young people in your association?
  • Do you want to work for a better employability of young people on the European level and participate in the creation of a transnational network of Portuguese-speaking youth workers?

We are searching for participants corresponding to the following profile:

  • you speak Portuguese (minimum B2 level of Portuguese)
  • you live in Austria / Germany / Portugal / France: according to the rules of Erasmus+ Programme, only 50 participants of these countries will be taken in charge by the project
  • if you don’t live in one of these countries, you can still send your application and it will be analysed based on your motivation and the places available.
  • For candidates living outside of Austria / Germany / Portugal / France (due to the European Union Programme), international transport won’t be taken in charge of by the project.
  • you are a youth worker, representative or active member of an association related to young people, engaged in youth projects or in contact with young people at your work place

Selection criteria

The connection of the candidates with a disadvantaged public (and with asylum seekers / refugees) , your experience as a youth worker and your interest in the topic will be favored.

If you are interested in the project and want to know if your profile matches the criteria, do not hesitate to contact us. All profile will be taken into consideration.  A Gender balance will be kept.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

We will refund up to the limit of the following scale for a return trip:

  • € 360 for participants from Germany,
  • € 275 for participants from France and Austria,
  • € 180 for participants from Portugal

to the partner organisation after the seminar. upon presentation of proof of expense and provided that he/she has been present at the whole event. The refund of travel costs is limited to participants coming from Germany/France/Austria or Portugal due to the rules of Erasmus+ Programme.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Cap Magellan – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • ADYFE – Youth NGO
  • CNJ – Youth NGO
  • Bué Fixé – Youth NGO

Phone: +33179351100

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Youth Employability in Europe Portugal.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nelly Scholz

E-Mail: reseau@capmagellan.org

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Training Course Camino: Training on value-based assistance

Dates: 26 August – 2 September 2019

Venue: Benediktbeuern, Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th June 2019

CAMINO is a training course on value-based assistance in NFE. It aims at training experienced educators and trainers in youth work to become equipped in dealing with intra and interreligious dialogue within an intercultural youth work setting.

General Description

DBYN has a tradition of using intra- and interreligious dialogue in non-formal education. In our educational methodology we refer to this as value-based assistance or Salesian chaplaincy.

It allows young people from all worldviews to share their values in life, refraining from any form of proselytism. This preventive approach puts young people in the centre. It builds their intercultural and social competences allowing them to see through cultural and religious stereotypes. These competences enable their participation in building their local communities through their active engagement as volunteers.

Project summary

CAMINO is a 6-day training course on value-based assistance in non-formal education. It aims at training experienced educators and trainers in youth work to become equipped in dealing with intra-and interreligious dialogue within an intercultural youth work setting.

With this training course, DBYN wants to commit developing and transferring our expertise in interreligious dialogue from grassroots level to European level.

The training course takes place in Benediktbeuern, Germany from the 26th of August until the 2nd of September 2019.

Aims

The main aim of this training course is to develop and implement a qualitative learning programme on value-based assistance in non-formal education, aimed at generating strategic impact on DBYN and the wider European youth sector. In order to put achieve this aim, we put forward 3 objectives:

  • To train 25 young educators and trainers in value-based assistance through a qualitative non-formal learning programme, aimed at setting up a sustainable pool of Salesian chaplains.
  • To collect new methods, approaches, insights and policy recommendations for value-based assistance within non-formal learning, from the perspective of intra- and interreligious dialogue, and make them available as resource through online platforms.
  • To develop a qualitative non-formal learning programme, and publish it the format of a training manual which can be disseminated within our network, to other faith-based INGYOs and the wider European youth sector.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Youth Foundation.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

  • Germany, €  40,00
  • Czech Republic, € 100,00
  • Austria, € 160,00
  • Slovenia, € 200,00
  • Ukraine, € 210,00
  • Netherlands, € 220,00
  • Belgium, France, Montenegro,  € 230,00
  • Malta, United Kingdom, € 240,00
  • Spain, € 260,00
  • Slovakia, € 280,00
  • Ireland, Italy, € 320,00
  • Poland, € 330,00

Participation fee

Each participant is invited to contribute to this course with €90

Application

 

Organiser:

Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw – Youth NGO

Phone: 003216487880

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Camino Germany.pdf

Contact for questions:

Hallstat, Austria

Study Visit: Tandems for good practices of local youth work

Dates: 15-17 September 2019

Venue: Lower Austria, Austria

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Hungary

Application deadline: 10th July 2019

Are you ready for reflecting on your own youth work practice, build partnerhsips and get new inputs? Join the Study Visit! Participants will explore good and innovative practices of local youth work in Austria and Hungary.

General Description

The National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and their partners developed a long-term cooperation project called ‘Europe Goes Local (EGL) – Supporting Youth Work at the Municipal Level’.

This study visit is one of several joint events carried out under the EGL project, aiming to support the development of local youth work mainly focusing on existing practices of youth work in Austria and in Hungary.

This program consists of two study visits, it is foreseen that the participants attend both, in order to explore examples from both countries.

  • Austrian Study Visit: 15-17. September 2019
  • Hungarian Study Visit: 27-31. January 2020

Aims

  • To strengthen partnership among practitioners and policy-makers in the field of youth.
  • To boost quality of municipal youth work by providing learning focused field visits.
  • To understand and reflect on practices of youth work and how they can be adapted to various localities.
  • To promote the Erasmus+ Youth Programme among participants as a funding source for quality development of youth work.

Profile of participants:

The target group are: Youth workers, representatives of youth organizations and representatives of municipalities; Ideally, tandems of one municipality representative and one youth worker/youth leader of the same community take part in the Study Visit.
Basic English language competences is preferred
Available to attend both of the study visits.

Possible types of field visits:

  • Services with open youth work approach.
  • Mobile youth work.
  • Youth coaching for communities
  • Youth policies in partnerships of stakeholders and its implementation.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Austrian National Agency – Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organiser:

  • Hungarian National Agency Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Phone: +431586754421

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sophie Hammer

E-Mail: sophie.hammer@iz.or.at

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.