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Seminar: Engagement of Women in Politics and Entrepreneurship

Dates: 23-28 September 2019

Venue: Beirut, Lebanon

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 14th August 2019

The Seminar would be an opportunity to gather youth workers who have a specific interest in promoting at national and international level the empowerment of young women in politics and entrepreneurship and in creating projects focused on this topic.

General Description

Italian National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth in cooperation with SALTO-YOUTH EuroMed, French National Agency of Erasmus+, UK National Agency and GIZ Lebanon (Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH) and local NGOs and Institutions will organise from 23th (arrival day) to 28th (departure day) September 2019 in Lebanon a Seminar about the Engagement of Women in Politics and Entrepreneurship and the specific role that youth work can have in supporting their empowerment.

The activity is also part of the Strategic Partenrship “Youth@Work” among the European National Agencies and SALTO Resource Centres responsible for the neighbouring regions Euromed, Eastern Europe and Causasus, South East Europe and the Salto RC Training & Cooperation.

The meaningful participation of women in national, local, and community leadership roles has become an important focus on global development policy. Still, some may ask why it matters if women become political leaders, elected policymakers, or civil society activists. Why does the world need more women involved in all aspects of the political process? Women’s political participation results in tangible gains for democracy, including greater responsiveness to citizen needs, increased cooperation across party and ethnic lines, and a more sustainable future.

So, why women in politics? So, why women in social entrepreneurship? The positive impact of women in politics is undeniable. Kofi Annan noted, “study after study has taught us, there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women. No other policy is as likely to raise economic productivity or to reduce child and maternal mortality. No other policy is as sure to improve nutrition and promote health, including the prevention of HIV/AIDS. No other policy is as powerful in increasing the chances of education for the next generation.” Further, as Madeleine Albright has stated, the world is wasting a precious resource in the dramatic under-representation of women in leadership positions, often resulting in the exclusion of women’s talents and skills in political life.

The role of women also in social enterprises as leader and decision makers is very low: how can be supported and which direction can be taken?

The Seminar would be an opportunity to gather youth workers and youth leaders who have a specific interest in promoting at national and international level the empowerment of young women in politics and entrepreneurship as well in creating more international projects that can link different realities and experiences.

During the seminar, the participants will be able to share their own practices and identify quality elements that youth work should take in consideration when comes to support competencies developments of women in politics and entrepreneurship.

Objectives:

  • To better understand the Lebanese reality (local and national) about women in politics and social entrepreneurship;
  • To be aware about the “participatory dimension” of women in politics and social entrepreneurship;
  • To share between participants the “models” of understanding being political and social engaged
  • To overcome stereotyping role of women in politics and in social entrepreneurship
  • To discover good practices and tools about women in politics and social entrepreneurship lead by women
  • To strength opportunities of international projects.

Target Group

The seminar will be open for 25 international participants (from Programme Countries and South Mediterranean countries), both women and men. The training would be open to:

  • who is dealing directly with young people as youth workers, trainers, VET providers, ect;
  • who is active in the field of women empowerment in politics and social entrepreneurship;
  • women active in politics or in social entrepreneurship;

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani ANG – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO EUROMED Resource Centre
  • UK National Agency

Phone: +93.06.3759.1248

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme Women Entrepreneurship in Lebanon.pdf

Contact for questions:

Alessia Cecchini

E-Mail: a.cecchini@agenziagiovani.it

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

Training Course. Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers. Liechtenstein

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

Dates: 12-15 November 2019

Venue: Malbun, Liechtenstein

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

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

General Description

Objectives of Training for Newcomers:

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

NA for Erasmus + Youth in Action in Liechtenstein

Phone: +423 239 91 15

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme JUBE Liechtenstein.pdf

Contact for question:

Virginie Meusburger-Cavassino

E-Mail: virginie@aha.li

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course ESCalator: New levels of European volunteering

Dates: 10-16 September 2019

Venue: Trkmanka – ecocentre, Velké Pavlovice, Czech Republic

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

Application deadline: 15th July 2019

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

General Description

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

Main elements of the course:

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

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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

Participation fee

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

Application

Organiser:

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

Co-organiser:

  • Council for prevention of juvenile delinquency Kavadarci – Youth NGO

Phone: +420 608039629

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsESCalator InfoPack.pdf

Contact for questions:

ESCalator Team

E-Mail: evs.gathering@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course SMILE: Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature for inclusion of marginalized youth

Dates: 26 September – 4 October 2019

Venue: Gudevica, Bulgaria

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th July 2019

SMILE! – aims at training youth workers to use the practices of positive psychology, creativity and nature based methods within an integrated approach to individual and group support to marginalized youth.

General Description

SMILE! – Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature for inclusion of marginalized youth provides opportunities for personal development and competence gaining for youth workers.

The whole concept of the training process is based on innovative methods and modern psychological concepts targeting personal and professional development of the participants.

The positive psychology is recognized as powerful trend in personal development and we belief that it can be very beneficial for young people. In the training we will introduce integrated approach consisting of elements from psychology, nature based personal development and creativity.

During the training based on modern psychological practices participants will explore how these practices can serve as a tool for increasing happiness, confidence and create sustainable positive mindset. These results can be in great benefit of young people with fewer opportunities.

Training Objectives

The training course is built on a flow which combines elements of practice/experience, reflection, theory and application. Thus, we are aiming at:

  • Providing knowledge and skills linking Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature based personal development;
  • Raising the awareness of youth workers about the marginalized youths’ need for support in their mental health, personal and professional development;
  • Developing skills to provide inclusion of young people through an integrated approach;
  • Demonstration of innovative methods and tools for working with marginalized young people from the areas of Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature based personal development;
  • Development of practical tools for working with marginalized young people.

Topics of the Course

  • Self-analysis and self-development – how to transfer understanding about ourselves into process of conscious development.

  • Positive psychology – practices to develop sustainable happiness and habits of positive mindset.
  • Meditation and mindfulness – tools for focus and balance of attention, emotions and consciousness.
  • Connectedness and nature – connecting with yourself, nature, other people, the outside world.
  • Creativity, art and music – as tools for self-expression and communication.

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

Your travel costs will be reimbursed until the limit:

  • Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia – 180 euro
  • Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Italy, Croatia – 275 euro
  • UK – 360 euro

Participation fee

There is NO participation fee for this training.

Application

 

Organiser:

Learning for Change Foundation

Phone: +359 896756267

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Smile Bulgaria.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ognian Gadoularov

E-Mail: ogi@learningforchange.net

Finland

Training Course Sail Deeper: Social Inclusion

Dates: 2-8 August 2019

Venue: Helsinki, Finland

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Finland, Latvia, Spain

Application deadline: 2nd July 2019

An international training course for active members of partner organizations on how to provide an inclusive youth sail training and to develop sailing-related off-season program for youth.

General Description

The training course Sail Deeper: Social Inclusion is first international activity of long-term strategic partnership project “Sail Deeper: Sailing Associations’ International Learning to Develop and Exchange Educational Programs Engaging Regions” organized by project partners STA Latvia (Sail Training Association Latvia), SNUPU (Sail Trainees of Finland) and ATLA International Training Ship Foundation (Spain).

Project Sail Deeper aims to improve the quality of youth work in partner organizations by providing international learning and experience exchange platform for partners to improve their sail training service and youth work on board and widen their collaboration network increasing their impact in youth field also on local level.

The objectives of this particular training course Sail Deeper: Social Inclusion are:

  •  to build up the project’s team, agree on plans, tools and expected results;
  •  to explore sail training as an inclusion tool for young people;
  •  to learn about Finnish practices to apply sail training working with youth with disabilities and special needs (impaired vision, hearing impairment, difficult social background etc.);
  •  to explore non-formal education methods for social inclusion on board;
  •  to develop local off-season program and prepare for its implementation.

The main fields and general objectives of the project Sail Deeper are:

International Network and Common Lpng-Term Crew Peer-Training: to exchange the best practices of partners sail training programs for young people (during sailing season and off-season; on local, national and international environment and with differ-rent social background), and to collect these methodologies for wider use;

Social Inclusion: to deepen the competences of partners’ members to work with young people using outdoor, experiential and non-formal education, also working with youth with less opportunities and disabilities;

Local Network with New Partners, Off-Season Program Development: to develop an off-sailing season program for local youth using non-formal education approach and seamanship that will allow youth to develop life-long learning competences and useful practical skills.

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

Your travel expenses will be covered:

  • up to 300 EUR per participant from SPAIN,
  • up to 160 EUR per participant from LATVIA and
  • up to 20 EUR per participant from FINLAND (further than 100km from Helsinki).

Participation fee

Your contribution to participate in the training course is also to develop and implement LOCAL Sailing-Related off-Season Program for youth together with your National Team during the period of September 2019

Application

 

Organiser:

STA Latvia

Phone: +37122088990

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sintija Lase

E-Mail: sintija.lase@sta-latvia.lv

Rome

Training Course Embracing Diversity: Training course on diversity management

Dates: 18-23 November 2019

Venue: Rome, Italy

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

TC will give youth workers concrete methods for managing diversity and serve as a space for exploring various kinds of diversity. It aims to influence the daily practice of the participants by allowing them to learn from and be inspired by each other.

General Description

All youth workers have to deal with the fact that the young people they work with are different from each other in many ways – this means that they have to manage diversity. Some differences are more obvious than others – such as ethnicity, religion or language.

Diversity is more than the obvious differences, however – it also includes differences such as educational level, social and economic situation, sexuality, health and hidden or visible disabilities. Many youth workers put great emphasis on including a diversity of people, and this training will help participants to manage this diversity in their work. This is the 3rd edition of the TC.

During the training course, we will look at different concepts of inclusion and diversity. We will offer concrete tools, techniques and methods youth workers can use to manage diversity. We will facilitate discussions between the participants in order to learn from each other and find common ground in our experiences with working with diverse groups. Participants at the course will also learn how to pass on what they have learned at the training to the young people they work with.

Aim:

To support youth work professionals in developing diversity management competences in their daily practice and how to help young people appreciate diversity and cooperate valuing each others’ differences.

Objectives:

  • To explore concepts and different forms of diversity and inclusion;
  • To strengthen and develop youth workers and other professionals ‘diversity management’ competences;
  • To explore the local Italian reality of working with diverse groups of young people (Roma, asylum seekers, LGBTQI, etc)
  • To share different tools, methods and approaches for managing diversity and to reflect on how to adapt to different daily youth work contexts
  • To support networking between participants and the development of Erasmus+ Youth project ideas on diversity

Profile of participants:

  • Professionals working directly with diverse groups of young people on a regular basis. This includes youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, coaches, social workers, etc.
  • Participants interested in developing their ‘diversity management’ competences and learning how to deal with diversity of all kinds.
  • Ready to critically reflect on their own attitude towards diversity
  • Able to work in (international) English.
  • From Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries & Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Russia

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity RC and the Italian National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth programme

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Schedule Embracing Diversity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic

E-Mail: inclusion@salto-youth.net

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: Build your Future

Dates: 1-10 August 2019

Venue: Targoviste, Romania

Eligible are 12 participants coming from: Malta, Romania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

Build Your Future is a training course that aim is to give youth workers the knowledge and competence in the area of employability, to empower them with methods and tools in order to facilitate young people especially NEETs entry on labour market.

General Description

Build Your Future training course pay attention to youth unemployment phenomenon and NEETs category. In the last years the economic crisis has led to high levels of youth unemployment and thus disengagement among young people.

As a consequence, the European Union is facing one of its greatest challenge in terms of youth unemployment. In light of this, European officials have sought new ways of monitoring and analysing the prevalence of labour market vulnerability and disengagement among young people, aiming to effectively engage as many of Europe’s young people as possible in the world of work.

This aim become the heart of the EU policy agenda, special attention being given to provide youth with employment and training opportunities in order to strengthen their skills and knowledge to be adapted to new work situations. A special attention is given to the NEETs category facilitating their access to the labour market.

In the context of economic crisis, another chalange faced by everybody is the dynamics of the labour market, the changing world, where new skills are required from employees. The focus is on soft skills which lead to the success to the entry to the labour market.

Employers are not looking only for theoretic knowledge known as hard skills, they are focusing now on competences and soft skills as team work, effective communication, time and conflict management, work under pressure which definitively influence if a person is hired.

Regarding this challenges our training course aims to provide youth workers who work with unemployed young people and NEETs, with necessary skills and tools to help them to enter the labour market and to raise the level of employment among them also job satisfaction.

The objectives of the training are:

• To improve the level of knowledge of young workers in the area of employability and soft skills in order to promote participation to the labour market;
• To develop soft skills of youth workers in order to facilitate the entry of young people and NEETs, to labor market;
• To improve the quality of youth work in favour of young people;
• To empower youth workers with new tools in the area of youth employability;
• To understand the dynamics of labor market and the skills that young people need in the new working context.

Participant profile

  • Youth workers, youth leaders and trainers.

Requests:

  • interested in the topic and motivated to participate in the project;
  • minimum 2 year of experience with young people, especially unemployed young people from rural areas, youth with fewer opportunities and NEETs;
  • minimum 2 year of experience in non-formal education;

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 are reimbursed up to these limits:

  • Slovak Republic – 275 € per participant
  • Malta – 275 € per participant.

The reimbursement of travel costs will be done at the end of the training course, upon we will receive all travel documents in original (tickets, boarding passes, invoices, etc).

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Be You Association – Youth NGO

Phone: +40775307439

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Build Your Future.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ilona Balint

E-Mail: beyouroumania@gmail.com