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Training Course: Dialogue Above Judgment

Dates: 12-20 November 2019

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Croatia, Denmark, Georgia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

Training course aims to give youth workers skills and competences regarding the topic of intercultural dialogue by understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe and neighboring countries

General Description

Processes of the globalization, social-economic conditions in neighboring countries, and conflicts in developing countries force thousands of people to migrate in Europe for sake of finding shelter and better living conditions there.

It caused mixing of various people and nationalities, coexistence of people with different backgrounds; however, this process also led to conflicts among those groups, judging people by their backgrounds, judgment based mainly on stereotypes and prejudices. All these reasons interrupt process of developing civil societies within states.

Each conflict situation can be multiplied in future and lead us to dangerous situations in various countries. Thus, the main aim of the training course is to increase level of awareness of youth workers, to give useful tools, teach new methodologies and activities that will help them to make their local realities better, to lead their societies change towards peaceful civil society.

Nowadays we often face discrimination based on religion, race, nationality etc. Europe needs more cohesive and inclusive societies, to promote common European values, foster social integration, enhance intercultural understanding and a sense of belonging to a community and to prevent violent radicalization. Our Erasmus+ training course is an effective instrument to promote the inclusion of people with disadvantaged backgrounds, including newly arrived migrants.

For above-mentioned reasons, main aims of the project are to build civil societies with tolerance, to create a space where people with different backgrounds will live peacefully. Thus, this investment in knowledge, skills and competences will benefit individuals, institutions, organizations and society as a whole by contributing to growth and ensuring equity, prosperity and social inclusion in Europe and beyond.

Objectives

  • Understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe.
  • Teaching young leaders useful tools and methodologies in order to reduce discriminatory and stereotypical thinking.
  • To have a space for young leaders to share their best practices of their local societies.
  • To involve young leaders from minority groups from various European and neighbor countries.
  • Strengthening partnership cooperation among European Union and Eastern Partnership countries and empowering EECA NGOs.
  • Creation of a network of like-minded organizations and individuals interested in further cooperation in the field of anti-discrimination and inter-cultural dialogue

Eligibility Criterias:

  • Age 18+, there is no max. age limitation
  • Able to communicate in English fluently
  • Experienced Youth Workers or individuals who are interested in starting youth work
  • Motivated to explore new ideas and methods
  • Participants with fewer opportunities (Social, economic, educational and geographical obstacles)
  • Each partner organization will be represented by 3 participants (3 participants per country)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the project

Travel reimbursement

Max. Travel Reimbursement per person:

  • Georgia 20 Euro
  • Armenia 150 Euro
  • Moldova, Ukraine 245 Euro
  • Poland, Denmark, Croatia 330 Euro
  • Netherlands 500 Euro
  • Portugal 790 Euro

Participation fee

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser: Mellem Education – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • MasterPeace Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Regional Organization – Youth NGO

Phone: +995597757984

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Levan Gorgadze

E-Mail: caynexyia@gmail.com

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

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

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

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

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

General Description

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

During the Training Course participants will discover:

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

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

Participants will also:

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

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

Profile of participants:

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

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

Application

 

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

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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

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

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

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

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

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Training Course: EntreprenHour 2nd Training Course with a focus on Urban Needs’ Analysis

Dates: 4-12 November 2019

Venue: Göteborg, Sweden

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Sweden

Application deadline: 16th August 2019

“EntreprenHour” is a Strategic Partnership in the youth field aimed at promoting the role of Social Entrepreneurship, in combination with Non-Formal Education and practical learning among youth workers.

General Description

“EntreprenHour” (EH) is a Strategic Partnership in the youth field aimed at promoting the role of Social Entrepreneurship (SE), in combination with Non-Formal Education (NFE) and practical learning among youth workers, who are keen on enhancing the social inclusion and employability of disadvantaged sectors of the youth population.

Target Group: youth operators, NGOs and institutions involved in the youth dimension of non-formal learning (youth centers, Sports clubs and associations, informal groups of young people) at the different levels (from the local to the European), in partner countries and beyond.

Training Objectives:
– Reduce early leavers from education and training to less than 10% by 2020.
– Promote the aquisition of entrepreneurial skills/attitudes and of basic transversal skills at all levels of European societites.

Project Methodology:

The project will carry 4 training courses in all 4 partner countries (Italy, Sweden, Bulgaria, and Germany). Each training will be tackling one of the 4 identified approaches:

1) Urban Needs’ Analysis, as an approach for the identification of the grassroots local community needs to be catered by means of Social Entrepreneurship action.
2) Storytelling, as an instrument of structuring business ideas, establishing a clear/cut identity of social enterprises and related initiatives/products as well as fostering internal cohesion through the establishment of a defined corporate identity.
3) ICT, as a crucial area of expertise of a social entrepreneur profile and sector of direct entrepreneurial engagement.
4) Intercultural Communication, as a pathway to foster business development by
means of effective communication campaigns bridging cultural divides.

The educational methodology of this specific training course will be based on Non Formal Education, integrated by the use of Sport as a tool of entrepreneurial empowerment..

The basic programme and order of sessions will be:

– Ice-Breaking and Teambuilding;
– Introduction to Urban Planning;
– Urban Environment and Social Inequalities;
– Introducing the SWOT Analysis;
– Urban Policy and Urban Stakeholders;
– Creativity and Urban Issues: Practical session of devising innovative initiatives addressing pressing urban challenges.;

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets of participants from Germany, Bulgaria, and Italy will be reimbursed up to EUR 275 according to the Erasmus distance calculator.

No reimbursement for participants from Sweden.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Föreningen Bar Social – Youth NGO

Phone: 00492226908940

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mariam Puetz

E-Mail: info@iyda.de

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Training Course: EntreprenHour 1st Training Course with a focus on Storytelling

Dates: 3-11 September 2019

Venue: Sardinia, Italy

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Sweden

Application deadline: 15th July 2019

“EntreprenHour” is a Strategic Partnership in the youth field aimed at promoting the role of Social Entrepreneurship, in combination with Non-Formal Education and practical learning among youth workers.

General Description

“EntreprenHour” (EH) is a Strategic Partnership in the youth field aimed at promoting the role of Social Entrepreneurship (SE), in combination with Non-Formal Education (NFE) and practical learning among youth workers, who are keen on enhancing the social inclusion and employability of disadvantaged sectors of the youth population.

Target Group: youth operators, NGOs and institutions involved in the youth dimension of non-formal learning (youth centers, Sports clubs and associations, informal groups of young people) at the different levels (from the local to the European), in partner countries and beyond.

Training Objectives:
– Reduce early leavers from education and training to less than 10% by 2020.
– Promote the aquisition of entrepreneurial skills/attitudes and of basic transversal skills at all levels of European societites.

Project Methodology:

The project will carry 4 training courses in all 4 partner countries (Italy, Sweden, Bulgaria, and Germany). Each training will be tackling one of the 4 identified approaches:

1) Urban Needs’ Analysis, as an approach for the identification of the grassroots local community needs to be catered by means of Social Entrepreneurship action.
2) Storytelling, as an instrument of structuring business ideas, establishing a clear/cut identity of social enterprises and related initiatives/products as well as fostering internal cohesion through the establishment of a defined corporate identity.
3) ICT, as a crucial area of expertise of a social entrepreneur profile and sector of direct entrepreneurial engagement.
4) Intercultural Communication, as a pathway to foster business development by
means of effective communication campaigns bridging cultural divides.

The educational methodology of this specific training course will be based on Non Formal Education, integrated by a focus on Storytelling as an instrument of development of soft, transversal and entrepreneurial skills.

The basic programme and order of sessions will be:

– Teambuilding Sessions;
– Introduction to Storytelling and key methods: The Hero’s Journey;
– Collecting Our Stories;
– How to develop motivation through Storytelling;
– Storytelling and Public Speaking;
– Storytelling as a tool to build the external identity of a social business/product/initiative;

– The inspirational potential of stories: Storytelling as a method of team-building in a group/NGO/Social Enterprise;
– Storytelling and corporate identity;
– Structuring our ideas: Developing our Social Entrepreneurship Action Plan through Storytelling and Filing up our idea: Integrating the Blog.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets of participants from Germany, Bulgaria, and Sweden will be reimbursed up to EUR 275 according to the Erasmus distance calculator.

No reimbursement for participants from Italy.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Mine Vaganti NGO – Youth NGO

Phone: 00492226908940

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mariam Puetz

E-Mail: info@iyda.de

Larnaca

Training Course: Sport it out!

Dates: 2-9 November 2019

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Germany, Hungary, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Sweden

Application deadline: 1st August 2019

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with knowledge and skills on how to use sports and physical activity as tools for increasing active participation and inclusion of young people, with a special focus on those with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Sport activity has enormous potential of social inclusion thanks to its capacity to bring all the people together, regardless of age, gender or social origin. When an individual takes part in sports activities or sport methods they are involved in a multidimensional learning process.

The most obvious dimension is of course the physical learning (how to run, jump, climb, maintain balance, co-ordination, etc.) however there are also a variety of social learning processes taking place (for example learning to be part of a team, to cooperate, to trust, fair-play and so on.)

Compared to the physical side, the social learning dimensions are far more intangible and are harder to recognize. We as educators need to focus on this dimension because it is the social learning elements in sport that can directly respond to the social learning needs of young people.

Participation in sport and active play brings a number of personal, societal and health benefits to young people, especially to those who are marginalized. Raising levels of activity and participation in sports not only improves health outcomes and reduces costs to health services and the wider economy, but can also contribute to a range of positive social outcomes including crime reduction, improved levels of wellbeing and mental health, increased educational attainment and more cohesive communities.

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with knowledge and skills on how to use sports and physical activity as tools for increasing active participation and inclusion of young people, with a special focus on those with fewer opportunities.

The objectives of the training:
– To share our realities with the situations about inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in our communities and different youth work programmes working on it
– To discuss and understand basic concepts, values and principles of inclusion and intercultural learning
– To promote and explore the concepts “sports for all” and “healthy lifestyle” in relation with youth work
– To explore the youth work and youth trainings in connection to inclusion/acceptance and Sport for all!
– To raise competences in organising quality youth work with sport methodology with adequate mental and physical development of beneficiaries, as well as competition and teamwork through sports
– To share different sport methods useful for our youth work in every day work with youngsters mainstream and with fewer opportunities
– To share and understand challenges in implementation of quality sport methods in youth work for inclusion and intercultural acceptance of young people with fewer opportunities

– To raise competences for adaptation of sport methods for NFE/youth work for inclusion and acceptance of young people with fewer opportunities
– To define and develop basic plans for local/national workshops of youth workers and youngsters with using sports as methods for inclusion, that are to be held by our participants in the follow-up phase after the training course
– To establish Community of youth trainers and youth workers for youth sport work for inclusion

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

  • up to 275 € for Germany, Sweden, Republic of North Macedonia, Hungary, Italy

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Lucky Punch Jugendhilfe – Youth NGO

Phone: 0038971307381

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Sport it Out.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vladimir

E-Mail: vlade-tearce@hotmail.com