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Training Course: Training for volunteer workers in Larissa

Dates: 20-24 January 2020

Venue: Larissa, Greece

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Greece, Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Italy

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The Staff Training will last 5 full days. The staff will join the Training Event in oder to incorporate more innovative and creative teaching methods and share their knowledge and experiences with other international staff.

General Description

Within the framework of the european project Erasmus (KA2): YECh – Youth voluntEering Certification. , we are looking for volunteer organisations which are interested in offering their staff a 5-day training in Greece.

From 20 to 24 January 2020 in Larissa, Greece, an employee training course will be organised by our local partner (Institute for Entrepreneurship Development (I.E.D.)).

The employees of your organisation would thus have the opportunity to participate in the training event in order to integrate more creative teaching methods for the young people in the local courses and to exchange their knowledge and experience with other employees.

The training is aimed at a selected team of 28 youth trainers (4 participants per country, including 4 people from the Larissa area) aged between 20 and 29.

Participants must be able to understand and speak English, be open to new ideas and show motivation to participate in the transnational activity.

In summary, the profile of participants in staff training is as follows:
– Youth workers/trainers in the field of voluntary work/NGOs
– Age 18+
– You must be able to work in English

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Up to 530,00 EUR per person will be reimbursed if invoices are provided (accomodation, transfer, food)

Travel reimbursement

Up to 275,00 EUR per partcipant for travel (flight) will be reimbursed

Participation fee

No.

Application

 

Organiser:

Italian-German Chamber of Commerce – Others

Phone: 0049/89/96166172

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Martina Agosti

E-Mail: agosti@italcam.de

Bonn Marktplatz

Training Course: Countering the Radicalisation of Young People (German speaking training course)

Dates: 13-19 October 2019

Venue: Ev.Jugendbildungs- und Begegnungsstätte Hirschluch, Germany

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

The fact that young people develop differently from social expectations is normal from a developmental and sociological point of view. During the training course we want to deal with the radical attitudes of young people.

General Description

Background: The fact that young people behave differently from social expectations is normal in terms of developmental psychology and sociology.

They question what is socially recognized, distance themselves from current social conditions, and embark on a search for their own identity and life plan. This questioning of the status quo by young people turns out to be more or less “radical”.

In the context of youth work, a distinction between security policy, preventive and educational aspects is all the more necessary. As with many other social issues, youth work must not be allowed to be taken up simply as a duty. Rather, youth work must clearly focus on its pedagogical work, which in principle is directed at all children and young people and young adults.

Develop an attitude: During the training, the experts work out and reflect on the causes, handling and effects of radicalisation tendencies among young people and agree on an attitude with which they want to counter them.

Learning methods: Participants should become familiar with methods and strategies that focus on communicating the basic common values of our society. The aim of these is to counteract radicalisation tendencies among young people and to avoid them.

Exchange experiences: The participants’ many years of experience from their work in the youth field make it possible to include different perspectives and problems. There will be room for the exchange of current developments, challenges and examples of good practice.

New project ideas can be developed and joint opportunities for action and shaping can be expanded.

Involving young people: The views and opinions of young people are essential and must be perceived first and foremost. That is why we follow an unusual training approach and will include it in our work processes and discussions in order to enable an ongoing dialogue at eye level between young people and specialists.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the 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:

  • Germany: 10-99 km: 20.00 EUR
  • Austria: 100-499 km: 180.00 EUR
  • Luxemburg, Italy : 500-1999 km: 275.00 EUR

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugendhilfe und Sozialarbeit e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 (0) 3361 7477740

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Countering the Radicalisation of Young People.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sebastian Redlich

E-Mail: s.redlich@jusev.de

Berlin, Germany

Training Course: The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 16-21 December 2019

Venue: Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 27 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: 30th September 2019

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).

General Description

Why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods.
– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.
– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.

– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).
– To reconsider daily youth work practices.
– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

How it will be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring…

To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

The pedagogical process

A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:
Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation exercise…)
Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…
Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people
Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.

Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

Participants should be at least 18 years old and should have a good level of English.

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:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Power of NFE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Rita Bergstein

E-Mail: bergstein@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.

Budapest

Training Course: The Sound of Music V

Dates: 1-8 December 2019

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 6th October 2019

European Training Course for youth workers to explore the power of music non-formal education activities with young people, with different aims (to relax, to activate, to cooperate, to reflect, to promote learning, etc).

General Description

While doing activities with young people, it is very common to use music in a bigger or smaller scale and in a more conscious or unconscious way. The music can influence the atmosphere that is created in a group, it can transmit emotions and/or words, it can be a fundamental part of one activity or even affect in a negative way when we are not using the right music for the situation.

The conscious use of music, the awareness of its impact on emotions, the right choice for the different moments, the options about public use (copyright, creative commons licenses), the digital tools to work with music, etc… are different aspects not always known and successfully used by trainers, youth leaders and/or workers in the field of youth.

Therefore, the purpose of this training is to develop the participants’ competences in the use of music as a powerful tool in non-formal education activities with young people.

Objectives

The objectives are as follows:

1. Provide participants with a theoretical framework of music and its influence on our body and our emotions.
2. Raise awareness of the influence and the impact that music can have (both positive and negative) in the participants’ mood, during the development of non-formal educational activities (NFE).
3. Develop the participants’ skills of in the creation of thematic musical sets ordered by purpose (e.g.: music for teamwork, for reflection, for energizing, for exploring own emotions, create trustful inspiring moments and settings, etc…)
4. Develop participants’ ability to create atmospheres using music (e.g.: the selection of the adequate music, distribution of the space in the room, temperature,) that boost the learning experience of young people in NFE activities
5. Provide the participants with digital tools related to music (to create playlists, edit, search, playback, music without royalty, where to buy music, etc.)
6. Support participants in the creation of live music as a resource for trainings as well as to elaborate their own soundtracks for their workshops, youth exchanges or trainings, learning how to “musicalize” their activities.
7. Provide a space to participants for exchanging experiences and resources among them about the use of music.
8. Discover the value of Erasmus+ Youth Programme, as a program for developing youth activities.

Methodology

  • The course will be inspired in the principles of Non-Formal Education – NFE (e.g.: participant-centred approach, flexibility of the training program, group as a mutual learning resource, trainers as facilitators of the learning process, holistic approach, etc) and experiential learning.
  • The course will combine a wide range of methods coming from the NFE sector together with other techniques coming from the music therapy and the art therapy fields. At this respect, it is important to remark that some sessions with music in the course may have a certain influence on the participants’ emotions. Please be aware of that.
  • The course will be eminently practical but brief inputs will set the framework in different moments across the learning process.
  • There will be flexibility to adapt to the needs of the group and their motivations, within reasonable limits.
  • The music will not be treated only as theoretical contents to discuss about, but it will be used systematically during the course. Case studies will be conducted to show what may be the most interesting themes according to the purpose and/or situation.

NOTE: Please, be aware that this training will not go deep into managing different DJ tools and software for mixing music but more how to use the music with different aims with young people. It is neither a course about how to create live music nor a course for professional musicians, still, live music will be one of the topics to explore.

Profile of Participants:

  • Youth workers, Trainers, Mentors, Youth Leaders working with young people on a regular basis
  • Above 18 years old
  • Able to communicate in English (basic English knowledge)
  • Previous international experience is not a must
  • NOT professional musicians! Please, be aware that this training will be about how to use the music with different aims with young people. It is not a course for professional musicians.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme or by your Regional SALTO Resource Centre

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country. The hosting Hungarian National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

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/SALTO RC to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency for Erasmus – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Spanish Institute for Youth – National Agency

Phone: (+36 1) 237 1300/322

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Programme Sound of Music.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ms Luca Pável

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu

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 Community Peace Workers: Conflict transformation in local youth work

Dates: 31 October – 8 November 2019

Venue: Baitz/Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal

Application deadline: 8th August 2019

A training on tools and methods, which can be used to get young people active in conflict transformation on a local level. We will go from basic terminologies over conflict analysis to peace project design with lots of practice on your real-life cases.

General Description

In a time, where the political scene of many European Countries is characterized by an increasing polarization, the capacity to deal with conflicts in a reflected and constructive manner are of crucial importance for the future of democratic societies.

Socio-political conflicts, which are at the core of many debates, often find their manifestations also on the local level, may it be the argument about a new refugee facility in the neighbourhood or tensions between different ethnic groups living in the same area.

It is also in this environment, where young people can make their first steps of getting involved in conflict transformation efforts.

Equipped with the necessary competences, youth houses and other youth institutions can become a place to incubate new ideas and accompany the young people in developing and implementing peace initiatives.

Since the inception of Peace and Conflict Studies as an academic discipline in the 1960s a large amount of knowledge and models have been developed with a focus on their practical applicability in various conflict settings.

Transmitting the most relevant of them to youth workers on the ground to improve the conflict transformation competences of their target groups is the declared aim of this proposed training course.

The specific objectives of the training course are:

– To deepen the understanding of concepts related to conflict transformation among youth workers and youth leaders

– To equip youth workers and youth leaders with a set of tools, which can be used to raise the conflict transformation competences of their target groups and accompany them in developing their own peace initiatives

– To provide a space for the transfer of the acquired knowledge and competences to the local youth work reality of the participants

– To develop follow-up projects on local and international level in the field of conflict transformation

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 maximum amount for travel reimbursement for each country is the following:

  • Germany, Denmark, Poland: 180,00 €
  • Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy: 275,00 €
  • Portgual: 360,00 €

Participation fee

There will be a participation fee of 35,00 €

Application

 

Organiser:

DIALOGOS e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: 004917627038377

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Community PeaceWorkers.pdf

Contact for questions:

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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.