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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.

Ateneul Roman

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:

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Training Course: Green Youth Media

Dates: 06 – 12 October 2018

Venue: Imbros (Imroz) / Gökçeada, Çanakkale

We are looking for 2 or 3 additional participants aged 18+ coming from: Greece

and Involves 40 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Czech Republic, Italy, Turkey, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 4th October 2018

ATTENTION:Last call for 2 or 3 additional applicants! Applicants will be from Greece or listed countries 

The project “Green Youth Media”organized by Global Environment Organization. The Project “Green Youth Media” is intended for youth leaders, youth workers and volunteers from environmental organizations to support them in increasing their impact by means of training and workshop communication skills with media.

Description

The Project addresses the needs of the young environmental organizations to improve their competences in communication with public and media in order to increase the youth awareness about environmental problems.

The idea of the course is based on the fact that one of the biggest environmental problems of our society is the general inability to solve the problems effectively. The people has information mainly from media, however the most information in the media is simplified and misinterpreted. As the result, public discussion regarding environmental topics are really confusing.

Thus, environmental organizations has to put more effort and emphasis on promotion and communication of environmental issues. It is necessary to enable and understand the issue correctly.

Moreover, badly preperad campaigns could have negative impact on the general public. It is important to plan the promotion carefully and to be aware how people perceive our information.

From this point of view, our project are going to consists of these workshops;
– Citizen journalism
– Campaign planning
– Preparing press release, press conference
– New media tools (internet, social networks, blogs)
– Green news from local people
– Diffuculties in environmental communication
– Fundamental journalistic skills
– Designing communication strategy

Venue:

Imbros (Imroz), officially changed to Gökçeada since 29 July 1970, is the largest island of Turkey and the seat of Gökçeada District of Çanakkale Province. It is located in the Aegean Sea, at the entrance of Saros Bay and is also the westernmost point of Turkey (Cape İncirburnu).

According to the 2016 census, the island-district of Gökçeada has a population of 8,776. The main industries of Imbros are fishing and tourism. Today the island is predominantly inhabited by settlers from the Turkish mainland that mostly arrived there after 1960, but from the indigenous population about 300 Greeks are still remaining, most of them elderly, but including some families with children.

Gökçeada is one of the eight “cittaslows” of Turkey and is the second in being accepted as one. Water from the Black and Marmara Seas mixing with the warmer saltier water of the Aegean Sea supports a rich marine ecosystem.

Costs

 

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

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus + program, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

GEO (Green Youth Media) – NGO

Global Environment Organization (GEO) entered into service in 2012 by a nature volunteer mass. This nature volunteer mass has conducted environmental works in Turkey and different countries of Europe since 2005 and wanted to increase the effect of this impact by institutionalization. To accomplish these particular goals which were determined firstly in Turkey and in global reference, it succeed into reaching to a wide audience of volunteers. It consists of the administrative body from different field of professions and volunteers and advisory committee for increasing the quality of projects.

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket: 18+ years old

Egypt The Pyramids

Training Course SMS 4: Show My Skills

Dates: 23-29 November 2018

Venue: Siwa Oasis, Egypt

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 1st October 2018

Training course in the sunny Egyptian Oasis on leadership and event-management skills communicate through non-formal learning, intercultural and experiential learning and designed for highly motivated young people active in youth organizations.

General Description

As Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best way to predict your future is to create it”. Our future is in the hands of the youth, that is in this moment preparing themselves to be the architects of the world.

There are many programs and projects that help youngsters develop their skills, and broaden their horizons, and sometimes the focus is put more on the quantity than quality. The journey from a small idea to the final implementation of youth activities is not easy and requires knowledge and skills in both project management and its leadership.

After success of the previous 3 editions of SMS training course with the great result of 60 participants from diverse countries around the world we will give a new chance to new participants to join Show My Skills 4 that will bring us together in a 7-day Training course, taking place where a spectacular natural exists.

The knowledge gained during those 7 days of training will be crucial for the development of the participants. In the environment of the common understanding, we will provide participants with new tools and skills that will result in developing new projects and activities for youth in the future.

Moreover, this training will be an opportunity for the participants to share experiences among themselves that will further increase the quality of the created projects. By inviting to this Project mostly NGO workers we tend to strengthen cooperation between different stakeholders and to make space for building long-lasting partnerships.

We will also encourage our participants toward creating a wide international network that will widen the international cooperation.

SMS 4 Trailer

Please look at SMS Vibes in the previous editions:
SMS 1
SMS 2
SMS 2 Participants Reviews
SMS 3
Participants reviews PDF

The main aim is to empower participants with skills and knowledge, to develop and lead international youth and volunteer activities worldwide.

Objectives
• To develop participants understanding of the key principles of leadership and how to apply them.
• To promote entrepreneurial initiatives for youth, with youth workers.
• To strengthen participants communication skills including public speaking, presentation skills, intercultural and cross-cultural communication.
• To improve participant’s skills in project management related to international youth and
volunteering activities.
• To provide participants with tools and skills how to design and implement international activities for youth.
• To share best practices and contribute to improving quality and quantity of youth activities
• To foster international cooperation among youth from various countries.
• To empower participants to act as multipliers of the gain competencies in their local communities.

Methodology
”Show my skills” will communicate by using the method of non-formal education such as simulations, outdoors activities, role-playing, brainstorming, plenary discussions, etc. participants will gain new knowledge and they will understand what are the main features of a great leader.

Target Group
The Training course is directed towards youth workers, youth leaders, young entrepreneurs, and young people active in youth organizations, volunteers, project managers that want to broaden their horizons in order to create and lead youth international activities

Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Participation fees: 379 Euro

The fees are covering:
-Courses, material.
– Accommodation for five nights in Albabenshal Hotel.
– Transportation from Cairo or Alexandria International Airports.
-Transportation by bus from Alexandria, duration: 8 hours to Siwa.

-Full Board – meals and tea breaks.
-Tourist destinations, trip to the desert.
-Social Activities.

* Participants have to cover their own travel costs.
* In case you need a visa to Egypt – we will provide you with the invitation letter.

Note: The Training course is 7 days including travel days In-case some participants want to arrive earlier or leave later, let us know, so we could help arrange your stay/direct you.

Application

 

Organizer:

MI HI for Training and Development – NGO

Phone: +201009197710

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack SMS 4.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ibrahim Elrefaei

Phone: +201156482622

Website: http://mihiyoutho.wixsite.com/mihiyoutho

Facebook:

E-Mail: info.smsitc@gmail.com

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Training Course: Green Youth Media

Dates: 06 – 12 October 2018

Venue: Imbros (Imroz) island / Gökçeada, Çanakkale

We are looking for 2 participants aged 18+ coming from: Greece

and Involves 40 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Czech Republic, Italy, Turkey, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 24th July 2018

The project “Green Youth Media”organized by Global Environment Organization. The Project “Green Youth Media” is intended for youth leaders, youth workers and volunteers from environmental organizations to support them in increasing their impact by means of training and workshop communication skills with media.

Description

The Project addresses the needs of the young environmental organizations to improve their competences in communication with public and media in order to increase the youth awareness about environmental problems.

The idea of the course is based on the fact that one of the biggest environmental problems of our society is the general inability to solve the problems effectively. The people has information mainly from media, however the most information in the media is simplified and misinterpreted. As the result, public discussion regarding environmental topics are really confusing.

Thus, environmental organizations has to put more effort and emphasis on promotion and communication of environmental issues. It is necessary to enable and understand the issue correctly.

Moreover, badly preperad campaigns could have negative impact on the general public. It is important to plan the promotion carefully and to be aware how people perceive our information.

From this point of view, our project are going to consists of these workshops;
– Citizen journalism
– Campaign planning
– Preparing press release, press conference
– New media tools (internet, social networks, blogs)
– Green news from local people
– Diffuculties in environmental communication
– Fundamental journalistic skills
– Designing communication strategy

Venue:

Imbros (Imroz), officially changed to Gökçeada since 29 July 1970, is the largest island of Turkey and the seat of Gökçeada District of Çanakkale Province. It is located in the Aegean Sea, at the entrance of Saros Bay and is also the westernmost point of Turkey (Cape İncirburnu).

According to the 2016 census, the island-district of Gökçeada has a population of 8,776. The main industries of Imbros are fishing and tourism. Today the island is predominantly inhabited by settlers from the Turkish mainland that mostly arrived there after 1960, but from the indigenous population about 300 Greeks are still remaining, most of them elderly, but including some families with children.

Gökçeada is one of the eight “cittaslows” of Turkey and is the second in being accepted as one. Water from the Black and Marmara Seas mixing with the warmer saltier water of the Aegean Sea supports a rich marine ecosystem.

Costs

 

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

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus + program, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

GEO (Green Youth Media) – NGO

Global Environment Organization (GEO) entered into service in 2012 by a nature volunteer mass. This nature volunteer mass has conducted environmental works in Turkey and different countries of Europe since 2005 and wanted to increase the effect of this impact by institutionalization. To accomplish these particular goals which were determined firstly in Turkey and in global reference, it succeed into reaching to a wide audience of volunteers. It consists of the administrative body from different field of professions and volunteers and advisory committee for increasing the quality of projects.

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket: 18+ years old