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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: Youth Digital Participation Lab

Dates: 28 April – 6 May 2020

Venue: Nea Makri (Athens), Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 24th February 2020

The project аdvocаtes for аn inclusive digitаl educаtion to explore the innovative digital tools for youth workers aiming to promote participation of youth and porevent their disengagement with civic and democratic processes.

General Description

The continuous and increasing digitalisation in society, as well as changes in technology itself, results in strategies and policies becoming rapidly out of date. Youth workers need to continually review and develop new strategic policies and measures to meet the new demands for high quality digital education.

Non-formal education practices are no less affected not only because technology can impact the way education is delivered, but also because non-formal learning has a role to play in preparing young people for a tech-driven world. Moreover, growing up in the digital age does not make ‘digital natives’, inherently competent and confident with digital technologies. Surveys indicate, in fact, that the use of technology is to a great extent restricted to leisure time activities, while engagement with technology for educational or participation purposes lags behind.

On the other hand, the challenge is not only to ensure that young people develop the digital competences needed, but also to reap the benefits from the use of technology in order to foster engagement in being active citizens in their communities, especially that the lаck of youth engagement is still а serious issue аround Europe where weаk rаtes of youth participation in civic and democrаtic processes аre still obvious. Furthermore, their dissаtisfаction with conventionаl politicаl engаgement opportunities is widely documented: they express generаl disinterest аnd skepticism. Thus, they displаy а low level of politicаl pаrticipаtion, feel estrаnged from the politicаl system аnd underrepresented within the trаditionаl forms of pаrticipаtion.

Therefore, the project ‘Youth Digital Participation Lab’ aims to level up the digital facilitation skills of youth workers by exploring and adapting innovative participative digital tools in order to raise young people’s participation in civic and democratic processes.

In order to reach this aim, we’ll focus on the following specific objectives:

  • Increase the level of online participation of young people members of partner organisations by thinking of different ways on how to move up the ladder of online participation from E-Informing to E-Engaging.
  • Analyse the forms of digital dis/engagement of young people with democratic and participation processes in the 10 Participating countries.
  • Address digital citizenship and digital inclusion by focusing on specific tools empowering youth workers can use to deliver digital education to young people.
  • Design digital guidelines for youth workers and digital participation ecosystem, based on the analysis of the results of the previous objectives.

This рrojeсt is relevаnt for раrtiсiраnts with the following рrofile:
Yоuth wоrkers: whо аre empоwering yоung peоple, аnd regulаrly соnduсting lосаl асtivities (preferаbly nоn-fоrmаl) thаt invоlve young people оr hаve them аs mаin tаrget grоup.
Nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn trаiners/fасilitаtоrs: with experienсe in using/plаnnig to use digitаl pаrtiсipаtion for fасilitаting nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn асtivities аiming to drive up youth pаrtiсipаtion in their soсiety
Prоjeсt mаnаgers: Even thоugh, they аre by essenсe yоuth wоrkers аnd оссаsiоnаlly trаiners., we will fосus оn seleсting prоjeсt mаnаgers thаt hаve different levels оf experienсe in implementing yоuth prоjeсts foсusing on the use of digital education with young people as main target groups.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Costs for accomodation and food are 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement is covered up to 275€ for all participants using the cheapest means of transportation.

Participation fee

40€ (Greek participants are exempt)

Application

 

Organiser:

Coconutwork – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Kohortti ry – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@coconutowrk.org

Conference. Social Innovation for Social Inclusion. Cyprus

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Conference: Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) 2020 Forum on “Social Innovation for Social Inclusion”

Dates: 5-9 May 2020

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 60 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship and social innovation among young people.

General Description

Why social innovation for social inclusion?

This edition of the TCP Forum will be an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social innovation and how it can foster social inclusion, delving, at the same time, into topics such as digital technology and entrepreneurship for inclusion and participation, female entrepreneurship, migrants’ integration and multiculturalism.

Building on the success of the 5 previous Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) Forums that took place in Sweden, Italy, UK, Hungary and Spain, the National Agency of Cyprus is pleased to host the 6th edition of the TCP Forum.

The National Agency of Cyprus shares the belief promoted by the European Union that social innovation can act as a “source of remedies for increased social challenges (rising inequalities, poverty, social exclusion, social conflicts and social injustice)” (Social Innovation Task Force of the EU ISG, 2015). In this context, the upcoming Forum will look into the inter-correlation between social innovation and social inclusion.

Since the concepts of social innovation, and thus social entrepreneurship, are rather “new”, and not extensively explored concepts in Cyprus, the Forum envisions to bring together a wide range of professionals, representing various fields of the market and the society, where they will exchange their experiences, practices and visions. Moreover, the Forum will serve as a platform for the development of a network of professionals working on social innovation and will act as a reference point for further developments in the fields and facilitate their collaboration at national, regional and European level.

The Forum will be a melting pot of ideas, tools and good practices which participants, representing different sectors, will have the opportunity to further explore through relevant presentations, workshops and field visits. The Forum will also support the mainstreaming of future cooperation among participants for the implementation of innovative projects and initiatives under Erasmus+.

Moreover, in the framework of the 6th edition of the TCP Forum, the National Agency of Cyprus has already hosted a national activity targeting local stakeholders. The aim of this activity was to build common foundations on social innovation initiatives, for the Cypriot actors in the fields, to facilitate their collaboration, and offer them the space for an exchange of ideas, good practice and challenges faced in an area, such as social innovation, currently under progress, in the Cyprus context. This national activity also served as a preparation phase for the transnational TCP Forum, representing a novelty brought by this edition of the forum.

Objectives of the TCP 2020 Forum Cyprus

  • Encourage collaboration and partnership building between youth work and other sectors of the social innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Raise awareness of and promote the social inclusion dimension of social innovation policies and practices.
  • Offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices.
  • Use social enterprise, social innovation and non-formal learning as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurial life skills.
  • Encourage creativity, innovation, participation, solidarity, diversity and social inclusion of young people.
  • Provide information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social innovation

Previous TCP Forums: More information about the project and previous editions can be found at @TCPCommunity (on Facebook).

To get the feel of the event, please watch the highlight videos of two previous editions:

Liverpool UK (March 2018):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1EMxY2uiv

Budapest Hungary (November 2018):

An eco-friendly event: Inspired by the previous editions of the TCP Forum, the organisers endeavor to deliver an environmentally sustainable event, including site selection, menu compilation, coffee breaks and the materials we use. We believe it is important to show that there is always a way for events to be more eco-friendly, this being one of the principles of this project.

Youth@Work Strategic Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

The TCP Forum is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 16 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work at www.youthatworkpartnership.org and @YouthatWorkPartnership (Facebook).

Profile of participants:

We are looking for 60 participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries, Eastern Partnership countries, Southern Mediteranean countries and Western Balkan countries, with the following professional backgrounds:

Employment, entrepreneurship and social innovation support services (chambers of commerce, incubators, accelerators, banks, social venture funders, etc.); formal education representatives (higher education, VET); cooperatives; foundations; local, regional and national government representatives; researchers; (social) entrepreneurs; youth workers; community workers; educators; trainers and young change-makers.

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:

Youth Board of Cyprus – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Tempus Public Foundation TPF,
  • Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG),
  • European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA),
  • Agência Nacional para a gestão do programa Juventude em Acção,
  • YIA-ES – AGENCIA NACIONAL ESPAÑOLA DE LA JUVENTUD (INJUVE),
  • British Council, ECORYS – National Agency
  • Center for Social Innovation

Phone: +35722402691

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule TCP Cyprus.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCP 2020 Support Team

E-mail: srousou@onek.org.cy

E-Mail: tcp2020@onek.org.cy

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.

Palermo Centro

Training Course: Coding for Learning

Dates: 15-21 October 2019

Venue: Palermo, Italy

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

The project “Coding for Learning” aims to enrich the digital skills of youth workers, teachers and educators by developing the skills related to basic IT thinking and programming.

General Description

The training course based on Coding aims to bring the IT world closer to youth workers non-professionals in this field, with the final aim of transferring young people’s interest in computer programming, computational thinking and the ability to become creators rather than passive users of digital technologies. The TC will gather 22 participants among youth workers and teachers from 9 EU e non-EU countries.

Aims of the training course are:

  • To improve digital skills of youth workers, teachers and educators
  • To learn the basic concept of computer technology and computational thinking
  • To transfer it to non-formal education and daily work with young people, including those with fewer opportunities and hard-to-reach, such as migrants, young people in conflict with the law, NEETs, and young people living in rural areas
  • To know and apply coding to develop digital skills useful for strengthening the traversal skills of young people such as problem solving skills, teamwork, creativity, etc.
  • To know digital tools to promote active use of the media
  • To use coding to develop in young people, particularly those with fewer opportunities who do not have access to courses on this topic, a positive attitude towards programming, computational thinking and STEM.

Methodology
Non formal education like work in group, reflection round, brainstorming, learning by doing.
In order to facilitate learning of Coding, we intend to make use of a visual programming language software that facilitates the programming activity by making it visual, accessible to anyone, easy to replicate (even in non-formal contexts) and fun.

Result of the Training Course
In order to support the development of digital skills in the non-formal sector, participants will contribute in the realization of an output to guide youth workers, educators and teachers to use coding for develop soft skills in young people they work with, and, as well as basic digital skills.

Participants Profile
Youth workers, teachers and educators who daily work with young people including those with fewer opportunities and hard-to-reach, such as migrants, young people in conflict with the law, NEETs, and young people living in rural areas.

Each participant has to be committed to contribute actively for the realization of the final output which will collect contents learnt during the TC and adapted to special target group.

Age: 23+ (participation of younger youth workers or teachers can be agreed upon prior experience in the NFE sector, and in daily active work with youth).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Board and lodging are covered by Associazione InformaGiovani with the support of Erasmus Plus during the activity period.

Travel reimbursement

  • Czech Republic, Republic of  North Macedonia, Spain, Serbia  – €275
  • Estonia, Latvia – €360

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

 Organiser:

Associazione InformaGiovani – Youth NGO

Phone: +39.393962943

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Monica

E-Mail: monic@informa-giovani.net