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E-learning Online Course – Make it Visible

Dates: 2 March – 12 April 2020

Venue: Online Course, Spain

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

Application deadline: 29th February 2020

Make it Visible is an online course that aims to improve the competences of youth workers, educators, teachers, activists, and anyone interested, in how to run educational activities with young people raising awareness and preventing any form of racism.

General Description

Make it Visible is an online course that aims to improve the competences of youth workers, educators, teachers, activists, and anyone interested, in how to run educational activities with young people raising awareness and preventing any form of racism.

The course is a result of the European project called STAR: Stand Together Against Racism, where 4 NGOs from Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, and Spain got together to share, test, upscale and disseminate their best practices to act against (invisible) racism and any type of violence.

If you will decide to take a course, you will learn the current understanding of what racism is, including the modern forms of racism like invisible racism, or micro-racism. You will be able to discuss with colleagues from all around the world your best practices in anti-racism education and activism.

We will invite experts to join us in the webinars where we all will be able to interact. And finally, you will be able to explore different educational tools and approaches. So, are you ready to join?

Course content:

  • MODULE 0 – Onboarding
  • MODULE 1 – Racism and Invisible Racism1.1 Stereotypes and prejudices

1.2. What’s racism?

1.3. What’s invisible racism (microaggressions)

1.4. Discrimination and multiple discrimination (intersectionality)

  • MODULE 2 – Hate Speech

2.1 What is hate speech?

2.2 Hate speech – reasons

2.3 Consequences of hate speech

2.4 Hate speech online vs. hate speech offline

2.5 Hate speech and hate crimes

  • MODULE 3 – Antiracism

3.1 What is antiracism

3.2 Anti-racist education

3.3 Anti-racist activism

3.4 Anti-racist policies

3.5 Reacting to racism in everyday situations

  • MODULE 4 – STAR practices for countering racism and invisible racism

4.1 Peer Education

4.2 Community work

4.3 Working with excluded young people

4.4 Good Treatment

  • MODULE 5 – Antiracist education

5.1 Using NFE with young people

5.2 Tools for anti-racist education with young people

5.3 Tips and tricks

  • MODULE 6 – Challenges in Anti-Racist work and how to overcome them

6.1 Internal challenges

6.2 External challenges

6.3 Can we really change something?

If you want to know more about the project visit:

WEB: http://invisible-racism.eu

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/STARprojectKA3/

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

N/A

Travel reimbursement

N/A

Participation fee

The course if free of charge.

Application

 

Organiser:

Cazalla Intercultural – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Association for Children and Young People CHANCE, Poland
  • Pro European Network, Bulgaria
  • Rete educare ai diritti umani, Italy

Phone: +34 968 47 11 23

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Make it Visible brochure.pdf

Contact for questions:

Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

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

General Description

You did a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer! EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.

You will attend workshops on:

  • opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
  • Mobility programmes in Europe
  • Project management and PR activities
  • Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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 involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project. After being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

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 WeMen: Comic and Feminism

Dates: 22-28 March 2020

Venue: Duermevela Hostel, Segovia, Spain

Eligible are 13 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Italy, Poland, Spain

Application deadline: 17th February 2020

The Training course “Wemen” provides visual & artistic competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and motivate the cause of gender equity and equality through the use of creative digital tools.

General Description

Gender equality has a universally recognized benefit for people. However, our visual references (media, advertisements, movies, …), are still full of sexist stereotypes and vividly illustrate the depth of stereotypes permeating our contemporary civilization. Yet everyone have much to gain equality of all people, genders and sexes.

Our workshop in Segovia, Spain, from the 22th to the 28th of March 2020, will invite youth workers and artists to lend their support to involve youth for gender equity. We have chosen to address this topic through the use of creative digital tools because images are a powerful tool for reflection and call to action, and digital media has the widest impact reach.

Objectives:

This project will offer professionals and young artists from different European contexts a privileged opportunity to unite, in Spain, their perception and their actions in favor of mobilization in favor of gender equality. This action-training also has the ambition of:

  • Gathering equal proportions of young workers, visual artists, gender activists and theorists from different parts of Europe so they can compare their personal and professional experiences on the influence of visual arts in the perception of Genders.
  • Making them produce webcomics that illustrate their learning outcomes visually and digitally, they are easily transmitted to the largest number of people.
  • Getting them together to develop reflection and new training tools to address these social issues with the youth and their community.
  • Encouraging them to form networks of international contacts and practice other languages suitable for developing their personal and professional skills;
  • Providing new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse young groups, as well as competences to foster gender equality, social inclusion, European values and active youth participation;
  • Developing strategic plans for action in forms of follow-up activities that will be run by participants with the support of partner organisations back in their local communities and countries.

Participants profile

We are searching for the participation of animators, educators, youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers, artists, sociologists and activists aims to develop the quality of youth work, to strengthen cooperation between the youth sector and the labor market and to support and develop policy youth based on knowledge and research.

They may have a strong motivation and open-minded attitude; and also they should be over 18 years old, able to comfortably communicate in English and residents in the involved countries.

WeMen will bring together 13 men and women in equal proportions of youth workers, visual artists and gender activists from different parts of Europe: France, Poland, Bulgaria and Spain. The workshop will end with a local exhibition of comic strips to engage young people in favour of gender equality.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Food and accommodation are provided for free.

Accommodation and 3 meals per day are covered by the program.

The venue for accommodation is Duermevela Hostel, Segovia Participants will stay in sharing bedrooms with bunk beds, and sharing toilets.

Travel reimbursement

We will be able to reimburse your travel costs up to a maximum amount of:

  •  Participants from Spain: 10km a 99km: 20€ & 100km a 499km: 180€.-
  • 180€ for participants from France
  • 275€ for participants from Bulgaria, Italy & Poland (or Spanish Islands)

Participation fee

We are asking you a participation fee of 50 euros (which also grants you with Sleeping Cell membership), deductible from your travel reimbursement.

Application

 

Organiser:

Células Durmientes –  Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Nomadways – Youth NGO

Phone: + 34 665464482

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack WeMen Segovia.jpg

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Peaceful mind = peaceful future

Dates: 28 May – 5 June 2020

Venue: Gudevica village, Bulgaria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain

Application deadline: 15th March 2020

Training for youth workers how to use the practices of Personal development, Nature based methods and Creative art within an integrated approach in order to increase inclusiveness, tolerance, daily actions, unity and solidarity among the young people.

General Description

Peaceful mind = peaceful future provides opportunities for transformation and competence gaining for youth workers. The whole concept of the training process is based on innovative methods targeting personal and professional development of the participants.

The Personal development, Nature based methods and Creative art practices will be offered as powerful tools for individual growth. In the training we will introduce integrated approach consisting of elements from psychology, nature connection and creativity.

During the process participants will explore how these elements can serve as a tool for increasing awareness, confidence and create sustainable positive mindset. They will discover their creative-resilient self; learn how to encourage local collective participation in benefit of young people. Finally they will develop capacity to become role models of sustainability in their community. To become #changemakers.

These results for the youth workers can be in great benefit for the young people with fewer opportunities who will be influenced in the future by the actions and activities provided by the participants of the training.

Training Objectives

  • Providing knowledge and skills linking personal development, nature based methods and creative art;
  • Developing skills to provide support in personal development and learning through an integrated approach;
  • Demonstration of innovative methods and tools from the areas of Personal development,
  • Nature based methods and Creative art for working with young people;
  • Development of practical tools for working with young people.

Topics of the Course

Self-analysis – how to transfer understanding about ourselves into process of conscious actions.
Personal development – practices to foster sustainable growth in a holistic way.
Meditation and mindfulness – tools for focus and balance of attention, emotions and consciousness.
Deep Nature Connection – connecting with yourself, nature, other people, the more-than-human world.
Creativity, art and music – creating bridges that connect different perspectives and that cultivate resilience.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All the activities, accommodation and food are 100% covered by the EU grant.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants after the course in the amounts limit according the Erasmus + regulations.

  • Bulgaria, Greece, The Republic of North Macedonia – 180 euro
  • Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Croatia – 275 euro
  • Spain – 360 euro

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Learning for Change Foundation

Phone: +359896756267

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack for Peaceful Mind, Bulgaria.jpg

Contact for questions:

Ognian Gadoularov

E-Mail: home@learningforchange.net

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Training Course: The Games We Play

Dates: 16-24 April 2020

Venue: Lecce, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 20th February 2020

The aim of this training course is to equip youth workers with basic competences needed to facilitate the learnig process of groups with the addition of gamification elements.

General Description

“The Games We Play” training course will take place in Lecce, Italy 16th – 24th April 2020. (16th April arrival day – 24th April departure day). It will bring together 24 participants aged 24+ from Croatia, Italy, North Macedonia, Spain, Bulgaria and Romania.

The aim of this training course is to equip youth workers with basic competences needed to facilitate the learnig process of of groups with the addition of gamification elements.

Youth workers will be empowered in putting them immediatelly in practice within a frameworks and space where to create high-quality educational games that address social inclusion among youth.

During the main activity, participants will have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in building and leading the learning process of groups while using educational games and gamification elements

Goals of the project:

  •  Provide youth workers with practical skills in designing, implementing and facilitating learning processes of groups, using educational games adapted to their work with young people.
  • Planning and implementing program for non-formal education activity (workshops, trainings etc.) including in them Educational Games adapted to their work with young people at risk of social exclusion.
  • Improvement of team work skills and leading a team. (working in large teams, small teams and pairs)
  • Explore and implement Educational Games as a powerful methodology with broad potential from the experiential, pedagogical and social point of view, to youth workers directly working with young people at risk of social exclusion.
  • Create a set of high quality educational games on inclusion and social topics in the frame of non formal education and experiential learning.

  • Apply the knowledge and skills acquired by participants by developing and facilitating youth programs with non formal education methods and educational games in their organisations during the Local Action Phase, having a direct impact on youth at risk of social exclusion.
  • Create a compilation booklet using the Inclusive Educational Games created and tested by the participants, and share it with organisations and youth workers working for the empowerment and social inclusion of youth at risk of facing social exclusion, including youth from any other background.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and food are covered by Erasmus+ co-funding.

Travel reimbursement

  • Italy – up to 20€
  • Bulgaria, North Macedonia – up to 180€
  • Croatia, Romania, Spain – up to 275€

The reimbursement will be done on the basis of real costs showed on origina travel tickets and invoices.

Participation fee

We ask you to contribute to the training with 40€ participation fee.

Application

Organiser:

L’Arca del Blues – Youth NGO

Phone: +393295450152

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Antonio Greco

E-Mail: progetti.arcadelblues@gmail.com

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Training Course: Make it Visible

Dates: 11-18 May 2020

Venue: Lorca, Spain

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st March 2020

International Training Course ¨Make it Visible¨ -approaches and activities on how to work with young people the topic of (invisible) racism

General Description

This course is being implemented in the framework of the STAR project – Stand Together Against Racism, which is a 3-year collaboration among 4 partners from Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, and Poland, with the aim to counter invisible racism and other forms of intolerance in the everyday lives of young people, including hate speech, through preventive measures, youth work, and non-formal education.

Within 2 years of the project, the partner organisations worked with young people on the local level testing and upscaling approaches and tools, and in the last year of the project, we aim to share them with youth work practitioners by implementing this international training course, developing the manual and the MOOC – Massive Open Online Course.

More information about the project you can find here

With this training, we aim to develop participants’ competences in using and adapting tools and approaches developed within STAR project and to enable participants to run the anti-racism activities with their young people.

Objectives:

  • To build comprehensive understanding of invisible racism and how it needs to be tackled in the overall framework of antiracism work
  • To empower youth workers to run anti-racism activities with young people
  • To explore main topics connected with anti-racism work – hate speech, microaggressions, power relations, prejudices and stereotypes, emotional awareness and good treatment
  • To discover approaches that can be helpful in the work with young people – community work, peer education, mainstreaming antiracism and empowering and engaging minorities
  • To encourage co-operation and develop common anti-racism actions

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Participants will be accommodated in the youth hostel in the training and youth center called M13.

All participants will be accommodated in rooms for more or less 4 people. There is WIFI in the hostel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided by the Youth hostel. The kitchen is fully equipped, and experienced with different dietary needs.

If you have any special needs regarding food or accommodation, please let us know in the application form.

Travel reimbursement

Each participant is responsible for buying their own tickets, which will be reimbursed up to 300€ upon presentation of the corresponding financial documents and boarding passes. The reimbursement will be done within one month after receiving all financial documentation, and no later than the 31st of July. If participants don’t manage to provide the financial documentation by this date, we will not be able to reimburse the costs.

In exceptional cases, it might be possible to reimburse costs higher than 300 EUR.

Participation fee

There is 25€ participation fee for this training. If you are unable to pay the fee, please indicate it in the application form (¨Special needs¨ part).

Application

 

Organiser:

Cazalla Intercultural – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Association for Children and Young People CHANCE, Poland – Youth NGO
  • Pro European Network, Bulgaria – Youth NGO
  • Rete educare ai diritti umani, Italy – Youth NGO

Phone: +34 968 47 11 23

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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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