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Training Course Digital Heroes: Maker Education using Digital Technologies

Date: 1 July – 31 August 2020

Venue: Romania

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Latvia, Romania

Application deadline: 1st May 2020

We are offering four, 2 week long courses over the Summer of 2020. They are targeted towards youth workers and will give them the opportunity to learn about engineering and digital technologies through participating in activities.

General Description

Digital Heroes project is providing four seperate opportunities for youth workers to learn and develop their skills through MakerEducation activities and using Digital Technologies.

When?

During the months of July and August 2020 there will be four courses running, each lasting 2 weeks. The courses will each be focussing on different subjects, therefore the exact dates will depend on the course of interest.

Who?

We are searching for candidates who are interested in:

  • Developing their skills in digital technologies, problem solving and STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths).
  • Developing skills to be able to use digital technologies for social change.
  • Developing skills around MakerEducation and learning how such activities can be used to inspire younger generations and reconnect them with society.

What?

There will be four different training course, each lasting two weeks. They will focus on a specific area but over the two weeks many different areas and activities will be covered.

The four main subject areas of each course are:

1. Digital Fabrication

Learn how to create things with the help of machines that are controlled via a computer. We will explore how to imagine and design objects which can be created using the correct software and later sent to a machine which can physically produce them.

2. Programming

Learn how to programme and adopt a computational way of thinking. This course will provide an introduction to coding through exploring visual/block coding softwares such as Scratch and other softwares including mBlock, Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

3. Connected Objects

This course will focus on projects related to the internet of things and connected objects. Connected objects are any item embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable them to collect and exchange data. This course will be an opportunity to learn about basic electronics and coding and implement them in different scenarios.

4. Electronic Textiles and wearables

This course will focus on techniques and methods revolving around technology, textiles, arts and crafts. There will be a focus around using basic electronics and programming to create new and interactive wearable items.

Where?

The courses will be held in Bucharest, Romania

Trainers?

The training will be lead by trainers from the Digijeunes, Small Academy, Burgas Free University and Rezekne Academy of Technologies

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting will take place at hostels/ apartments near the venue. Every day, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided. Participants will share rooms with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Female and male participants will be separated.

Travel reimbursement

The info pack will contain an estimate of the overall price of tickets to reach the training venue from different starting countries (Bulgaria, France, Latvia). We will refund to participants the price of their tickets (within the limits of the Erasmus+ lump sums).

  • Traveling from Romania, Bulgaria: up to 180 eur
  • Traveling from France, Latvia: up to 275 eur

Participation fee

There will be no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Digijeunes – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Small Academy – Youth NGO
  • Rezekne Academy of Technologies
  • Burgas Free University

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Simone

E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

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Training Course Let me In: Youth workers for inclusive Europe

Dates: 22-31 May 2020

Venue: Poland

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 13rd March 2020

Youth workers for inclusive Europe. The methods of participatory photography and digital storytelling will be used.

General Description

In societies that are getting more and more divided, there is a constant need to find new solutions to enhance inclusion of groups at risk. We as youth workers often lack capacities to reach out to vulnerable people and even if we do approach them, we do not possess proper methodologies to address their specific needs effectively.

Let Me In is an Erasmus+ training course for youth workers (KA1) that aims at raising the awareness on the specifics of working with different groups at risk, with the main focus being on how to identify their needs and create a safe space for them to express themselves more freely.

By combining theory and practice we strive to give participants an in-depth overview on the topic of enhancing social inclusion and prepare them to organize their own projects in a more efficient way that puts the needs of young people in the center.

The methods
The methods of participatory photography and digital storytelling are based on assumption that everyone`s voice matters, people are experts on their own lives and that by using simple photography and video techniques they can raise issues that are important for their communities and act to make a real change. Participatory art methods is empowering young people and giving them voice that can help them undertake action. The concrete digital skills related to digital storytelling and participatory photography will be introduced to a comprehensive methodology on the use of these tools in the context of youth work.

For this project we are looking for youth workers fulfilling the following criteria:

  • actively involved in the work of an NGO (preferably as staff members)
  • experienced in working with youth with a proven track record of successful
    projects for youngsters at risk
  • able to communicate freely in English
  • committed to organize dissemination events and provide quality project visibility

  • being a legal resident in one of the participating countries (Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain)
  • Being in contact with our partners’ sending organizations.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food is covered.

Travel reimbursement

Based on Erasmus+ lump sum for travel badget:

  • Lithuania, Hungary: up to 180 EUR
  • Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece: up to 275 EUR
  • Spain: up to 360 EUR

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Autokreacja – Youth NGO

Phone: +48502096593

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Autokreacja

E-Mail: autokreacja@autokreacja.org

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Training Course ATOQ NL: Advanced Training on Quality in The Netherlands

Dates: 2-7 February 2020

Venue: De Glind, Netherlands

Eligible are 30-35 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

Application deadline: 18th October 2019

ATOQ training course aim at increasing quality within youth exchanges. Based on previous exchanges, an international group of youth workers will focus on quality aspects and improve management competences in order to raise quality of future exchanges.

General Description

The aim of the ATOQ is to support youth workers/leaders in increasing the quality of the European youth exchanges they set up within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The ATOQ training course will provide the participants with opportunities to:

1. Critically reflect upon their previous international youth exchange experience(s) and the impact on young people, organisations and wider community

2. Increase the understanding of different quality aspects of youth exchanges such as: active participation of young people, cooperation with partners, intercultural learning, impact and results; programme building

3. Experience a non-formal learning process and understand how to support young people’s learning process in the project;

4. Improve their project management competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) in order to better organise the different phases of a youth exchange. Participants from other countries are welcome to apply to the training too if their National Agency is willing to cover their travel costs.

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.

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

Nederlands Jeugdinstituut – National Agency

Phone: 00 358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Schedule ATOQ.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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Training Course Idea 4U: Innovative Design of Entrepreneurial Activities for Youth

Dates: 12-20 November 2019

Venue: Nea Makri (Athens), Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

Aspiring or practicing youth worker and/or entrepreneur? Join us in this journey to widen your creativity and your entrepreneurial mindset, using the Design thinking methodology to solve social challenges with European & local impact.

General Description

Givеn thе сurrеnt сontеxt of high youth unеmploymеnt in mаny Еuropеan countriеs, thеrе hаvе bееn rаising initiаtivеs from youth work stаkеholdеrs to build up thе еntrеprеnеuriаl сompеtеnсеs of young pеoplе, not only to hаvе thеm сrеаtе thеir own jobs, but mostly to hаvе thеm аdopt аn еntrеprеnеuriаl approach to thеir profеssional carееrs.

Howеvеr, thе tools that havе bееn usеd for еntrеprеnеurial lеarning аrе yеt to еvolvе in ordеr to adapt to thе nеw challеngеs in an incrеasingly digital еra. This is particularly nееdеd in ordеr to rеducе thе vulnеrability of thе NЕЕTs and raisе thеir еmployability in a fast pacе changing job markеt.

Аs onе of thе trеndy mеthods in innovаtion аnd еntrеprеnеurship еduсаtion, ‘Dеsign thinking’ rеmаin an еxсlusivity of thе ‘stаrt-up sсеnе’ аnd lаtеly gаining ground with soсiаl еntеrprisеs, but it is still fаr from bеing аdoptеd by thе youth work community, еvеn if its procеss is non-formal еducation friеndly.

Thеrеforе, Thеrеforе, thе goal of ‘IDЕA 4U’ is to support youth workеrs in dеvеloping аnd shаring еffесtivе innovаtivе mеthods in еntrеprеnеuriаl youth work еduсаtion aiming to rеасh out NЕЕT youth by introduсing аnd еxpеrimеnting thе Dеsign thinking Mеthodology.

Hеncе, wе will addrеss thе following spеcific objеctivеs:

O1: Fеdеratе 30 Еuropеan youth workеrs to bеcomе multipliеrs of thе ‘Dеsign Thinking procеss’ adaptеd to youth work practicе.
O2. Gathеr thе youth workеrs to gеt hands on thе ‘Dеsign Thinking’ procеss, by crеating 7 businеss idеas inspirеd from prе-dеfinеd challеngеs in thеir local community.
O3. Up-skill youth workеrs to fostеr thе еmployability and sеnsе of initaitivе of 250 young NЕЕTs from 10 Еuropеan countriеs.
O4. Dеvеlop thе toolkit ‘IDЕA 4U’ dеtailing thе procеss of ‘Dеsign Thinking’ as appliеd to еntrеprеnеurial lеarning in youth work.

This рrojеct is rеlеvаnt for раrticiраnts with thе following рrofilе:
Prоfilе/Baсkgrоund оf partiсipants:
-Yоuth wоrkеrs: Who arе еmpowеring NЕЕTs and rеgularly conducting local activitiеs that involvе thеm as a main targеt group. Thеy lеad activitiеs linkеd to facilitatе a lеarning proсеss, guiding, mеntoring, сoaсhing, informing or supporting young pеoplе, onlinе and/or offlinе, outsidе thе formal еduсation sеtting.

-Nоn-fоrmal еduсatiоn trainеrs/faсilitatоrs: trainеrs/faсilitatоrs arе by еxpеriеnсе yоuth wоrkеrs as wеll, thоsе partiсipants havе a mоrе еxpеriеnсе with еntrеprеnеurship and nоn-fоrmal еduсatiоn in gеnеral fоr having faсilitatеd prеviоus aсtivitiеs aiming to drivе thе еntrеprеnеurial lеarning of thеir partiсipants.
-Young еntrеpеrnеurs: еagеr to sharе thеir еxpriеnсе with thеir pееrs in dеvеloping thеir own projесts and building up thеir еntrеprеnеurial skills and that arе willing to apply and dissеminatе thе knowlеdgе aсquirеd during thе training сoursе.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals are 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are 100% covered up to the Erasmus+ distance calculator corresponding amounts, using the cheapest and most convenient transportation methods.

Participation fee

40€ (Greek participants are exempt)

Application

Organiser:

Coconut Island – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@coconutwork.org

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: Electronic textiles in youth work

Dates: 22-28 April 2019

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th February 2019

Electronic textiles in youth work is a training course for youth practitioners interested in maker education. Participants will exchange best practices and experiment hands-on workshops on maker education, notably on electronics, coding, and e-textiles.

General Description

Through this project we want to initiate youth practitioners to maker education, in particular to educational practices involving electronic textiles.

The rationale behind this training course is to introduce youth practitioners to techniques and methods revolving around technology, arts and crafts, to combine the pedagogical benefits of these approaches to non formal education. In the long run, we expect to contribute to boosting young people’s digital literacy as well as other 21st century competencies.

Objectives

– Exchange on tinkering as an emerging pedagogical approach, especially the methodology mixing arts, crafts and technology
– Sensitize youth workers to initiatives around electronic DIY and digital culture, as well as initiatives that can encourage youth to engage with local maker communities (ex. makerfest, maker faires, etc.)
– Share competencies, anecdotes, and experiences between the participating parties on the topic of digitally-enabled non formal education/youth work

Activities

The training course will focus heavily on practical hands-on activities. Some of these will involve use of computer numeric controlled machines such as 3D printers and laser cutter. Examples of practical workshops which will be held on the occasion of the training course are:

– Introduction to electronics and coding (building simple electronic devices using sensors and actuators)
– Introduction to visual/block coding softwares (ex. mBlock, Scratch for Arduino)
– Introduction to electronic textiles
– Creating e-textile devices such as augmented tote bags, interactive pluches, plush video-game controllers
– Experimentation of modern educational tools on electronics and computing (ex. programmable toys)
– Introduction to digital fabrication (laser cutting, 3D printing, etc.)

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn how to:

– Initiate and supervise activities targeting youth on the topics digital diy, electronic textiles, making
– Identify and seize opportunities to constantly innovate youth workers’ professional practices
– Combine arts, crafts and technology in educational contexts
– Boost female youth participation in educational workshops on digital science

Target Public

– Anyone with a passion for/interest in digital technologies, and interested in youth work
– Individuals active in the promotion of DIY and/or digital culture interested in running educational activities targeting young people
– Youth practitioners with an experience in maker education, or simply willing to launch educational workshops on this topic

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

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

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be refunded up to a limit of:

  • 275 Eur for participants coming from Latvia, Italy, Greece, France
  • 360 Eur for participants coming from the UK
  • 180 Eur for participants coming from Romania

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

DIGIJEUNES – Youth Ngo

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Info pack e_textiles in youth work.pdf

Contact for questions:

Simone Ferrecchia

E-Mail: simone@digijeunes.com

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Training Course: Factory of Skills Development

Dates: 15-22 February 2019

Venue: Rucar/Arges, Romania

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 10th December 2018 

The project aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth a workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

General Description

The project aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth a workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

The objectives are:

1. To get participants familiar with the current concept of soft skills, different groups of soft skills, and their importance in personal and career development.

2. To give to the participants the space to analyse deeper the problems with the soft skills they face personally and in their work.

3. To develop and improve the next groups of soft skills at the participants: Personal and intrapersonal skills; Communication skills; Presentation skills; Creative thinking; and Leadership skills.

The training will acquire and improve a number of skills and abilities from five groups of soft skills:

1)Personal/intrapersonal skills.
2) Communication skills.
3) Creative thinking.
4) Presentation skills.
5)Leadership skills.

Note: Participants from Romania are already nominated.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Thanks to funding provided by the Erasmus+ programme through the Romanian National Agency, during this period all costs for food, accommodation, local transport and course materials are covered.

Travel reimbursement

Countries / Max Limit Per Person

Sweden, Bulgaria, Estonia, Norway, France, Lithuania, Turkey        275 €

Portugal  360 €

Participation fee

Participation fee is based on donation. You will decide how much to donate while filing the application form.

Application

 

Organiser:

Dare to Take Your Chance – Youth NGO

Phone: 0040 753600673

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Factory for Skills Development.pdf

Contact for questions: