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Training Course Omnia vincit music: Youth work with music

Date: 1-8 July 2020

Venue: Lublin, Poland

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st May 2020

The purpose of the project is to raise qualifications for youth work among youth leaders and youth employees, to teach them how to integrate youth from different social strata and ethnic groups through music classes.

General Description

The purpose of the project is to raise qualifications for youth work among youth leaders and youth employees , to teach them how to integrate youth from different social strata and ethnic groups through music classes.

Collaboration is an important element in the life of every person. Developing cooperation habits will significantly increase the quality of life of the whole society.

The training course will be held between 1-8 of July.
Next we expect that those youth workers that have participated in the training they will organize the youth exchange in 20-30 of August. Both are in Lublin.

Participants profile
We expect that participants play music instruments/ could play(learn) how to play. If they are singers it is good also.
During the all activities participants will teach each other songs from their countries. At the same time will be perfect if they bring own music instruments to the project activities.

Music has important influence on young people:
Brain development depends on the capabilities of a person’s moving abilities: as much as a person can do with his own hands as a brain of person will be developed. The practice of playing musical instruments contributes to the development of intelligence. Music has a positive effect on the immune system, improves the body’s metabolism. Music serves as a non-medical cure for emotional disorders: music restores harmony in the body and peace of mind. Music helps to cope with difficult situations, helps to relax or recharge. Music serves to self-knowledge and self-expression.

Objectives of the project:

  • to develop music skills and organizational skills of participants
  • to organize intercultural/interreligious dialog between young people and create positive interpersonal relations between representatives of partner organizations through things that are interested for participants – through music and creativity;
  • the exchange of good practices in the field of music between partners
  • to increase awareness of diversity;
  • to increase the attitude of tolerance to people with other nationality/ language/ religion
  • to foster prevention of radicalization of young people.

Issues and needs that you are seeking to address through this project:

  1. express themselves by creating/performing music by young people
  2. development of creative skills of young people with fewer opportunities
  3. personal development / professional development by music activities
  4. including young people with different background (refugee, migrants) into local society
  5. improving organizational skills of music events / international activities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be provided by the organizer.

Travel reimbursement

  • 275 euro – for round trip per participant from Czech Republic, UK,  Turkey.
  • 360 euro – for round trip per participant from Portugal.

There is no financial support for travel for Polish participants, but we are ready to cover these costs if they are not high.

Participation fee

The Project has not participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Dobra Wola – Youth NGO

Phone: +48503385031

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vadzim

E-Mail: prygne4any2@tut.by

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E-learning Massive Open Online Course: Global education goes POP

Dates: 27 April – 31 May 2020

Venue: Spain

Eligible are unlimited number of 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 26th April 2020

This MOOC is about how to bring the global education dimension in youth work, using POP culture as an element to mobilize young people and connect them to the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

General Description

The general idea of this MOOC is to bring the global education dimension into youth work by exploring and learning how to use the POP culture as an element of mobilizing young people and connecting them to the Sustainable development goals.

You may ask yourself: Why global education? Why pop culture?

Today we live in an interdependent and changing world, filled with challenges and opportunities. To assist young people in understanding and tackling these global challenges, we need to provide opportunities for the youth to learn about and explore global issues.

Global Education does not provide the answers to all the questions of our time, but it does offer the potential to support young people to become conscious global citizens who question the world and are committed to their ideals.

Young people today consider popular culture to be ‘cool’. We define the pop culture as a relationship associated with young people everyday interests of music, art, media, internet, TV, radio and fashion – it offers creativity, challenges, participation and engagement.

When you see a Lady Gaga music video, do you think of it as a teachable material? Probably not. But pop culture is a useful tool that can help get youth interested and engaged in learning, and even offer resources for better understanding global issues.

Costs

 

This course is co-financed by the European Union’s program Europe Aid.

Accommodation and food

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Travel reimbursement

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Participation fee

This Course is free of charge

Application

 

Organiser:

GEGL- Global Education Goes Locally – Youth NGO

Phone: +34968471123

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ekaterina Sherer

E-Mail: info@cazalla-intercultural.org

Lisboa

Training Course: Enhancing youth participation in local and regional life and community through digital tools

Dates: 23-27 April 2020

Venue: Portugal

Eligible are 30 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st March 2020

This Training Course aims to address digital youth work by developing capacities for valuing spaces for democratic participation of young people online, by using social media.

General Description

This activity aims to contribute to value spaces and structures for the democratic participation of young people online, making them effective places for meaningful participation, reflection, creativity and positive community relation, promoting democratic citizenship.

The training aims also to reinforce the work of youth organizations and other public and private entities (schools, NGOs and municipalities, others) working with and for young people, namely, the so called “digital natives”.

The objective is to address digital youth work by developing their capacities for valuing spaces for democratic participation of young people online, by using social media, online activities and tools for educating, networking, researching, sharing information and campaigning.

Most young people use the internet daily or almost daily having access to tons of information, channels to network, to play and to produce their own content (posts, videos, music or pics) and that youth workers, youth organizations and most of the entities working with and for young people face several challenges when it comes to digital youth work.

It is essential to create a space where we can reflect about our and young people’s competences, resistances and needs along with the possibilities of looking for possible ways of combining digital and face-to-face youth work, creating opportunities for increasing our effectiveness with young people and supporting young people in using social and online digital tools safely.

Using non-formal education methodologies and approaches and having the learners and the organizational needs as a starting point for this learning process, we will work to fulfil the following objectives:

  • To promote clarification and critical reflection among participants on meaningful youth participation;
  • To increase the knowledge and understanding of participants about digital youth work (meanings, limitations and conditions)
  • To explore various tools, projects and spaces of digital participation;
  • To increase awareness on the risks, challenges, opportunities and obstacles of digital participation in the different contexts of participants,

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, 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

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Portuguesa National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organisers:

  • National Agencies from France, Switzerland and Greece

Phone: +351 253 204 260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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 Inside Out. Lateral thinking for social action

Dates: 11-19 March 2020

Venue: Spain

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

Experiential training course designed to promote a creative space of personal and community development towards sustainable social impact within a cooperative network based on creating a safe, open and interactive learning environment.

General Description

This training course is organised within the context of Non-Formal Education, it comes to meet the need of providing a space of learning for youth workers through different expressive and communication tools of emotional management, nature-based connection, introspection/self-image, resilience, stress management and resolution of conflicts through an embodied experience.

Exploring together different skills, methods and practices within personal and community development into a path of discovery, the idea is creating a sustainable social impact within a cooperative network based upon creativity and social action. Within the concept of learning by doing, we will be using methods such as discussions, movement sessions, games, group dynamics, storytelling, role play, nature-based experiences, visualisations, expressive art work, self-reflection and many others, including evaluation along the process.

So this IS for You if you Want to:

  • Get to explore personal development and social action interconnection
  • Explore creativity and nature as sources of growth in yourself and others
  • Get to know new non-formal methods and tools to improve the quality of youth work

  • Go through a process of self-learning and reflection within yourself and the group
  • Become an active agent of social change creating impact through your learning experience
  • Connect and develop new networks willing to draw new ideas and get into action together

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ Programme, which means that the costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum allowance according to the Erasmus+ travel distance calculator as it follows:

  • Latvia, Lithuania and Norway: 360€
  • Italia: 275 €
  • Portugal: 180€
  • Spain: no travel reimbursement available

Participation fee

20 € per person

Application

Organiser:

Asociación Juvenil Asekas – Youth NGO

Phone: +34626539455

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Inside Out, Spain.pdf

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 “Eutopia” Diversity in a Changing Europe: Creative lab for Rethinking Diversity in Youth Work

Dates: 6-12 May 2020

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 1st March 2020

The creative lab is designed for critical thinkers, who work with young people and are not afraid of opening controversial questions and questioning concepts.

General Description

Have you ever wondered what diversity actually means?
Do you work with people who question if diversity has gone too far?
Living in times when Europe and the world is undergoing major developments, do you ever wonder how to help young people make sense of it all?

Do you think it is time to reconsider the way we (you) work with young people nowadays?
Are you curious about the principles and practices of slow youth work in a world that is changing rapidly?

Would you like to go on an eight months creative journey with a dynamic community of learners?
“EUtopia? – Diversity in a Changing Europe” is a creative, analytical and critical learning experiment which brings new life to old concepts. It is for the very experienced among us, who sometimes feel tired of thinking, and the very fresh ones, who sometimes feel lost and don’t know where to even begin.

If you are ready to dive deep in the meaning of diversity and use what you find to reshape the practices of youth work – then this 7th international edition of EUtopia? is for you! The learning process will last eight months. It will result in improved practices for supporting young people in changing Europe, and it will produce tools that will be shared in an online library for youth workers.

It will be comprised of four elements:

1st part: Home Lab for Introduction – online learning process consisting of 30 hours of individual guided work from March to May (participants are required to dedicate a minimum of 3 hours for online learning throughout the spring)
2nd part: Lab for Critical Analysis – challenging and exploring concepts in Latvia, from 6th to 12th of May 2020
3rd part: Piloting Lab for Creativity and Experimentation – testing it all through local activities implemented by participants in their local communities
4th part: Designing Lab – creating new tools and approaches in Albania, from 6th to 11th of October 2020

The call is open to all professionals working with young people, particularly in non-formal learning settings. The selected participants are requested to take part in all parts of the Lab.

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Aim:

The aim of the lab is to provide youth field professionals with an opportunity 1) to explore the complex and diverse realities of young people in a changing Europe, 2) to prepare to better respond to those realities by applying values-based perspective of diversity, and 3) to reshape existing youth work practices.

The objectives of the lab are:

  • to create a community of learners ready to engage in a challenging, self-reflective, long term, dynamic learning process;
  • to explore the relevant socio-political and cultural contexts in which young people grow up today, and critically evaluate the current youth work responses to them;

  • to understand reasoning and motivation behind young people’s views and attitudes, discover how opinions are formed and encourage critical thinking;
  • to challenge/ radicalize the concept of diversity, exploring it from a values-based, rather than from a normative policy perspective;
  • to develop the most relevant skillsets for reconsidering and reshaping youth work practices in accordance with current challenges and slow youth work principles;
  • to develop intercultural and political competences, as identified by the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers, and to pilot them through activist projects;
  • to discover opportunities to incorporate values-based approach to diversity within Erasmus+ activities and to support international cooperation among participants.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

The travel costs of participants from the Western Balkan Partner Countries are covered by teh SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

There is no participation fee for the organisations from the Western Balkan Partner Countries.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

  • Agency for International Programs for Youth – Latvia

Phone: + 386 1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Eutopia – Programme.jpg

Contact for questions:

Suzana Puhar

E-Mail: Suzana.Puhar@movit.si

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Study Visit: Boosting youth participation in decision-making at the local level 2 – Study visit to Granada

Dates: 1-6 March 2020

Venue: Granada, Spain

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Finland, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th February 2020

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers to develop a deeper understanding of different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level.

General Description

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers from Sweden, Portugal, Greece, Finland, North Macedonia, Spain, UK, Latvia, Poland, Turkey and Italy.

The project focuses on the local dimension of youth participation based on the belief that youth with its energy has the creativity and potential for change and to be a source of solutions for our society’s challenges, and that these challenges need to be addressed at the local level, starting from the grassroots, where youth work has its strongest impact and where local actors can cooperate and contribute to policy reforms at the local level but also influence national and European policy processes becoming relevant actors in setting the agendas that will affect their lives.

As follow-up to the work done by DYPALL Network and its partners in “Boosting youth participation at the local level 1” Study visits in Portimão (Portugal) and Borlänge (Sweden) in 2017 and 2018, we have recognised the importance of further exploring the dimension of youth participation in decision – making processes at the local level, with a specific focus on participation of young migrants and young people with migrant background, as well as of youth from rural and geographically isolated areas, and especially to share practices that are already being implemented to adapt them to one’s own reality and reinforce existing programs.

“Boosting youth participation at local level 2” will include two Study visit, to Granada (Spain) and Stockholm (Sweden). This Call for participants is only for participating in the Study visit in Spain. There will be a separate Call published for the Study visit in Sweden.

The specific objectives of this Study visit are to:

  • explore, experience and understand the specific challenges to youth participation in decision-making processes in low-density and geographically remote areas;
  • visit examples of good practice and based upon interaction with the project organisations and filter out elements to transfer to own reality;
  • offer possibilities for long-term partnership building among organisations active in the field of youth participation at local level, for future projects;
  • create a collection of best practices of youth participation in geographically isolated/low-density areas.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

  • Accommodation will be provided by the organizers in shared rooms of 2 or 3 people. There is no possibility to be accommodated in a private room;
  • Meals will be provided for the full duration of the event starting from dinner on arrival day and finishing with breakfast on departure day.

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets shall be bought only after confirmation from the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum per country/per participant (including all travel costs from the participants’ home to the venue in Granada):

  • Spain – 0 €
  • Portugal – 180€
  • Italy, United Kingdom – 275 €
  • Poland, Turkey, Sweden, Greece, North Macedonia – 360 €
  • Latvia, Finland – 530€

Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the Study visit upon the receipt of all tickets and invoices.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

Organiser:

DYPALL Network

Co-organiser:

  • Las Niñas del Tul – Youth NGO

Phone: + 351 961 611 500

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Study Visit in Granada.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aleksandra Maldžiski

E-Mail: aleksandra.maldziski@dypall.com