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Training Course: Dictionary of Youth

Dates: 18-27 October 2019

Venue: Murzasihle, Poland

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 13th September 2019

The aim of this training course is to provide practical tools to participants to improve their communication competences, both- verbal and non-verbal in English for social inclusion of refugees, migrants as well as youth from intercultural background

General Description

The aim of this training course is to provide practical tools to participants to improve their communication competences, both- verbal and non-verbal (skills, attitudes and knowledge) in English for social inclusion of refugees, migrants as well as youth from intercultural background (ethnical/ religious minorities).

Objectives:

-To develop strategies to handle communications in working with diverse groups of refugees, migrants and people with fewer opportunities (ethnical/ religious minorities) .
-To develop English communication and non-verbal strategies to tackle cultural differences in order to facilitate understanding in intercultural and international partnerships
– to create space for NGOs and youth workers to cooperate in the implementation of joint initiatives in the topic of integration of migrants and refugees on local, regional and international level;
– To exchange best practices in relation to youth work and intercultural learning and migration
-To provide participants with practical tools to activate and improve their English language skills
-To help participants improve their existing communication skills in English and in non-verbal communication in order to develop educational activities for social inclusion of migrants and refugees
-To rehearse practical situations where English and non-verbal communication is required
-To provide information and vocabulary about mobility and Erasmus+ programmes as well as project management in order to create joint initiatives in the topic of integration of migrants and refugees
-To support design communication and dissemination activities adjusted to projects, target groups, scope of activities, especially in the topic of integration of migrants, refugees and people with fewer opportunities
-To facilitate the building of long-lasting partnerships among participants’ and NGOs for future Collaboration

Criteria for selection:
– Experience in youth work and active participation in the sending organization activities and work
– Motivation to participate in 100% of the length of the project
– Commitment to follow up activities
– Commitment to disseminate the project results
– Direct or indirect work with migrants/ refugees/ asylum seekers/ minorities
-Motivation to improve communication skills in English as well as non-verbal communication skills.

Please Note:

This project is not for beginners in English or youth work. By participating in the project you commit for dissemination and follow-up activities.

Costs

 

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

 

Accommodation and food

Board and lodging of the participants will be fully covered by the organisers. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 2-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs for the activity will be reimbursed accordingly to the following limit:

  •  Poland 20€
  •  Serbia 180€
  • Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Turkey   275€
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation 360€

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 20 EUR per participant

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Innowacyjnej Edukacji – Youth NGO

Phone: +48512567801

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mateusz Gorecki

E-Mail: mateuszgorecki1@gmail.com

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

Riga old Town

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

Rossio Square, Portugal

Training Course ComEdu: Comics as a Method in Education

Dates: 22-28 October 2019

Venue: Portugal

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Estonia, Latvia, Portugal

Application deadline: 25th September 2019

Training course for educators, youth workers and comic artists from Latvia, Estonia and Portugal to explore comics as a tool in youth work, improve their facilitation skills and develop new methods.

General Description

The objectives of the training course:

  • to strengthen the network between the partners, comic artists and educators / youth workers;

  •  to share, learn and evaluate the educational comics created by the co-working teams and to develop methods based on them to use in youth work;
  •  to discover comics as a tool in youth work;
  •  to develop facilitators’ competence to use the comic methods working with youth;
  •  to plan dissemination activities for the methods developed.

Apply if you are:

  •  Youth Worker / Educator or Comic Artist that is actively involved in youth work and collaborates with one of the partner organizations;
  •  18+ years old resident of Latvia, Estonia or Portugal;
  •  English speaker (the working language of the project is English);
  •  ready to actively participate in the whole training course in Portugal (near Lisbon) 22 – 28 October 2019;
  •  ready to learn and contribute to developing educational materials on how the comics can be applied in non-formal education;
  •  ready to organize a local activity – the comics exhibition opening and workshops in your local community together with other participants and the partner organization from your country.

Program Outline
22 Oct → Arrivals. Welcome dinner. Introduction & getting to know each other, program, practicalities. History of the project.
23 Oct → Aims, objectives of the project. Group building & resources. The exhibition of intellectual output – educational comics. Comics as a method in youth work.
24 Oct → Discovering different comic workshop techniques & methods and facilitation styles. Designing comic workshops. Preparation – developing the content, methods and materials.
25 Oct → Comic workshops in practice: comic workshops delivered by participants and the opening of the exhibition at Amadora Comic Festival. Feedback.
26 Oct → Collection of methods and materials for reports and e-book. Future ideas.
27 Oct → Future plans & follow-up: planning for dissemination events – content, program, logistics. Evaluation. Reports. Visibility.
28 Oct → Departures

This training course is part of long-term strategic partnership project “ComEdu: Comics for Education” that aims to improve and expand international youth work by bringing comic artists and youth workers together and developing comics as a learning and communication tool in non-formal education.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

The travel expenses will be reimbursed up to:

  • 300 EUR for Latvian and Estonian participants and
  • up to 25 EUR for Portuguese participants.

The reimbursement will be done by bank transfer to a bank account after the successful participation in the training course, providing all travel documents and after delivering the expected outcome (local event).

Participation fee

There is no participation fee in terms of money. However, the participants are expect to invest their time and energy to fully participate in the training course and contribute in creating methods for applying educational comics in youth work and to organize an event of comics exhibition, educational comics book opening and workshop for youth and youth workers in their country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Grafiskie Stāsti – Latvia & Rota Jovem – Portugal & NGO Mondo – Estonia

Phone: +37126543206

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sanita Muižniece

E-Mail: sanita.muizniece@gmail.com

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Training Course: No Box

Dates: 2-8 October 2019

Venue: Hopeland, Argos, Greece

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 5th August 2019

NO BOX training program is a learning experience that aims to train youth educators on how to bring personal development elements while working in outdoor context

General Description

NO BOX training program is a learning experience that aims to train youth educators on how to bring personal development elements while working in outdoor context

  • Do you love outdoors?
  • Do you want to create more impactful activities outdoors?
  • Are you up for personal development?
  • Do you want to expand your learning when it gets to development of outdoor activities
  • Do you want to camp and train yourself in a sustainable eco-house?

If the answer is yes, then “No Box” is for you… It is a 4 step process.

Online Preparation
1 – 28 September 2019
Home, Online & Surroundings

During this part of the project, you will have the chance to pack your backpack with all the necessary outdoor equipment, some practices, and tools you already use and bring them to Hopeland.

Training Course
2 – 9 October 2019
(including traveling days)
Hopeland, Argos, Greece

During this part, you will develop professionally and personally and it will require your involvement and investment in your own learning process and growth. You will live outdoors, you will receive outdoor activities, you will create and deliver outdoor activities, you will form a sustainable community, you will be challenged to grow and take the next step as an outdoor trainer.

Local Activity
October – December 2019
Home & surroundings

During this part, you will share your experience of No Box training course with your
community. You will be asked to create and perform an outdoor activity with the skills
acquired during the previous stages of the project.

Follow Up
January 2020
Online

During this part, you will be the author of your own learning and you will share it with the world. You will have the chance to unpack your stuff and put them into your reality while co-creating and sharing outputs created during the previous phases of the project. (Videos, Manuals, etc).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation training materialand travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the hosting organisation

Travel reimbursement

We are going to reimburse your travels up to the following amounts depending on the country you are coming from.

  • Bulgaria, Romania, Italy, Czechia, Lithuania 245€,
  • Latvia, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom 330€.
  • Greece 0€,

Keep in mind that we already keep 30€ from your travel budget in order to pay a dedicated bus for Athens – Hopeland – Athens routes. Thus you will have no costs between Athens – Hopeland – Athens.

Participation fee

There is participants’ contribution in this programme. We ask from participants to contribute to the programme by investing 50€.

We are open to alternative ways of contribution.This programme is for everyone.

Application

 

Organiser:

Hopeland – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Promo No Box.pdf

Contact for questions:

Panagiotis Mamouzakis

E-Mail: training@hopeland.gr

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Conference: 17th International youth conference European Values for the future of SEE Countries

Dates: 26-30 September 2019

Venue: Krusevo, Republic of North Macedonia

Eligible are 68 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 25th August 2019

Traditional International Youth Conference brings together the most valuable young leaders, workers and activists from the region for the past 17 years (since 2003).

General Description

The International Youth Conference “European Values for the Future of the SEE Countries “was held for the very first time in 2003. The European values in the SEE countries were a significant issue affecting everyone.

Now, 17 years from the organization of the first conference, the topic is still fresh and unanswered, but the political – economic map of the region has notably changed. Although all countries embarked from the same point, the situation today with all of them is different.

Some of the countries of the region like Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania and Croatia became members of the Euro-Atlantic integration structures. Others, like Montenegro and Serbia are already on a good path to achieving their goal.

Others like Republic of North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Albania and Turkey are somewhere half way, each of them trying to overcome their specific problems. It is obvious that the situation is complicated and takes a lot of work and motivation for the mosaic of values to be properly compiled.

All societies and entities from the region share the same aspirations of integration in the Euro-Atlantic structures and they all understand that the joint collaboration is the right way to build a sustainable future.

The strategy of expanding the EU not only promotes stability, but also is based on regional collaboration, mutual understanding and respect, healthy neighborly relations based on open cooperation, reconciliation and addressing issues of the past with sobriety.

The International Youth Conference “European Values for the Future of SEE Countries“ for seventeen consecutive years lives as a forum where 68 active, successful and able young leaders, youth workers and representatives of prominent NGOs from 16 countries.

Those fighters for a better future are sharing their visions, strategies, campaigns and way of thinking during the 5-day forum. They are using the Conference as an orientation marker for their future plans in the field of European values because it is well known that the conference is the perfect base for proclaiming new ideas and creating new politics.

The International Youth Conference is a unique place, a cultural crossroad where discussions for: rule of law, democracy, human rights, freedom of speech, free-market economy, political inclusiveness and right of free sexual orientation, are mixing while we are putting together the mosaic of the future.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

For 58 participants costs for accommodation and food will be fully covered by the organizers.

Travel reimbursement

80% of the travel costs will be covered by the organizers.

Participation fee

For 58 participants all costs are covered by the organizers. For additional 10 participation fee is 180 Euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Alliance – Krusevo – Youth NGO

Co-organiser(s):

  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation
  • National Agency for European Educational Programs and Mobility

Phone: +38923120214

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsBrochure IYC 2019 Krusevo.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course Coaching: Level One

Dates: 16-25 September 2019

Venue: Kysak, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 12th August 2019

“Coaching: Level One” is an international training course for youth workers on group coaching with a focus on unemployed youth and NEET. The training course is targeted at trainers, youth workers, teachers, and community leaders.

General Description

The Slovak Civil Society Organisation “EduEra” is happy to invite you to apply for participation in our upcoming international training course “Coaching: Level One”.

“Coaching: Level One” foresees the creation of the professional figure of a “coach” for youth work, and to be applied to local and international youth work across Europe and beyond, by establishing a training course which is followed by online coaching and home assignments.

The training course is implemented in partnership with the Estonian Company “Res Cogita” which will provide a Level One Coaching Certification for those who complete the home assignments of 80 hours of coaching upon returning to home.

The training course is targeted at teachers, therapists, psychologists, youth workers, youth leaders, community leaders and job office employees.

The training course foresees up to 8 days of work, whereas the first half of the training focuses on the personal development of participants and development of constructive attitudes and self-confidence to engage in coaching practices.

The second half of the training is focused on providing practical coaching tools and dedicated space and time for practicing.

Costs

 

his 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

Following the rules of ERASMUS+, the costs of your international travel are covered up to the following total amounts (if you prove that your travel falls into the corresponding distance band).

  • Slovakia (20€)
  • Hungary, Poland (180€)
  • Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta,
  • Portugal (360€);

Participation fee

Participation fee of EUR 30 is to be paid in cash in Slovakia.

Application

 

Organiser:

EduEra – Youth NGO

Phone: +421907619302

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Coaching Level One.pdf

Contact for questions:

Petra Papierníková

Website: http://www.eduera.sk

Facebook:

E-Mail: eduerango@gmail.com

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Training Course: Yes, and…: Improvisation for Youth Workers

Dates: 9-18 September 2019

Venue: Veselice, Czech Republic

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, France, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 29th June 2019

A 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore principles of “improvisation” and experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can be readily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too.

General Description

We invite you to be, move, play, observe, listen, share, challenge ourselves, learn from within and from each other, get to know new people & ways & attitudes, and create this experience together.

Let’s explore and experiment together with activities and methods which help us to tune in into the unfolding moment and cultivate our ability to improvise.

Yes, and…: Improvisation for Youth Workers is an 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore principles of “improvisation” and experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can be readily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too. Training own awareness, acceptance and sense of initiative can improve the quality of our days and the things we do. We will learn how to jump into the unknown and to respond properly to the needs of the diverse people and situations we are working with.

Why improvisation?

Improvisation serves to strengthen one’s confidence in himself and in his skills and abilities. It allows participants in training to experience visceral, ‘in the moment’ practice within an overtly reflective and supportive environment. Furthermore, improvisation encourages one to actively seek the unfamiliar, rather than simply learn to cope with it. It also represents a more fitting response to the complexity of human relations in which youth workers operate and thereby help to preserve the integrity of process-based practice.

Who is this training for?

The training was designed for youth workers, volunteers, activists, trainers and other people who work with people, that want to refresh their skills and attitudes to their days, to other people, to work and to the world.

We aim to have an overall number of 25 participants from the following countries: France, Spain, Latvia, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Romania and North Macedonia.

The participants must be over 18 years and have a communicative level of English language, so that they can participate fully in a program that will be in English.

This training is for you, if you…

● want to explore and experiment with specific tools from non formal artistic fields (theatre, dance, creative expression),
● want to use and imply the learned skills in your professional work with people,
● are open to sharing your own skills and learning the skills with others,
● are motivated and willing to commit to work on the objectives of the training course and participate in the whole duration of the project (preparation, training course, follow-up activities).

What will you be doing? During the training you will be:

– collecting new inputs and inspiration that renew motivations to act with commitment and new ideas.

– refreshing curiosity and playfulness in approaching your work in order to prevent burning out.

– improving your trainers’ skills to be more efficient, adaptable, responding to issues and demands in your work.

– widening your perspectives and points of view to see new opportunities, create new patterns, and avoid situations of stalemate when working with people with different cultural background.

– gathering specific tools from non formal artistic fields (theatre, dance, creative expression) that are not easily accessible for all the youth workers.

By training your own awareness, acceptance, sense of initiative you can improve the quality of your actions. We wish to support you in finding ways to more efficient and creative approach through improvisation – by developing your skills to be fully present, listen, accept and act, by equipping you with new improv based tools that you can later on use in your practice.

Working methods

We will be exploring the principles and techniques of various improvisation-based methodologies. From theatre improvisation and contact improvisation activities, going into more subtler improvisation with rhythm, music and dance, closing with creative storytelling.

The dramaturgy of the program, the red line connecting above mentioned activities, was developed around the U theory of Otto Sharmer. It will guide us through a process that helps break through past unproductive patterns of behavior.

The course will also have a strong component based on the sharing of ideas, opinions, experiences and best practices, so if you consider joining the training, start thinking of some activities, you would like to propose.

In the 10 day together, we will move, talk, listen, try, fail, try again and succeed. All in random (improvised) order.

Also, bear in mind that no artistic or impro skills are needed to attend the training.

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 travel costs of the participants will be refunded after the training course (after participants send all their travel documents etc.).

  • Czech Republic – 180 EUR
  • Romania, Latvia, Poland, North Macedonia, Italy, France – 275 EUR
  • Spain- 360 EUR

Participation fee

Participant contribution: 50-120 euro

Money shouldn’t be an obstacle for your participation. In case you cannot afford the contribution, please contact us.

Application

Organiser:

Dobroti Czech Republic – Youth NGO

Phone: +420721085840

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andrej Dobes

E-Mail: improjecttraining@gmail.com