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E-learning MOVE IT: Youth mobility in the digital era – Online event

Dates: 26 May – 17 June 2020

Venue: Online, Germany

Eligible are 300 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

Application deadline: 17th May 2020

Digital and smart youth work in general have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years, long before COVID-19 catapulted the topic into the spotlight. This online event will focus specifically on european and international youth mobility.

General Description

Digital and smart youth work in general have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years, long before COVID-19 catapulted the topic into the spotlight. This online event will focus specifically on european and international youth mobility which, so far, has not been at the centre of the debates.

It will further focus on digitalisation processes within and surrounding European youth mobility activities such as Erasmus+ Youth Programme or European Solidarity Corps projects.

From keynote speech to Online BarCamp and from webinars to live Q&A, the “MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era“ online event will inspire participants, update them on the latest trends and give them a platform for exchange of ideas. And it will shape the future of digital youth mobility!

How are digital tools used to support international youth mobility? Do digital and technological solutions hold the potential to further develop youth mobility, inclusion and participation? How do shakers and makers deal with “digital“ and where do they see hindrances and opportunities?

The format: 2 blocks and 7 dates

The first block provides an overview of the current state of research on digital youth work (feat. first conclusions for international mobility activities). The opening and keynote speech will be followed by an Online BarCamp where participants can discuss and exchange experiences on a peer-to-peer level.

How to cope with the challenges posed by COVID-19? Are digital and virtual solutions enough (and why not)? Personal experience with online and digital tools for organising and implementing international mobility will also be presented. Four webinars, each including a live Q&A part, will further explore existing approaches and inspire participants to look at the potentials they could use.

The second block focusses on the future to look at how digital formats will or could change the ways youth workers deal with young people in the future. An input on how international youth mobility and youth work could look like in 2030 should lead to a vivid exchange of visions. The debate will show whether there is common ground regarding the direction international youth mobility could and should take on a local, national and European level.
Please note: There is no need to take part in all events, it is possible to apply for certain events.

For further details, please check the draft programme on this page (see PDF file below).

All content relating to the “MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era” online event, such as connection details (public livestreaming), reading lists and upcoming documentation (keynote speech and webinars) will be at available at www.jugendfuereuropa.de/veranstaltungen/MOVE-IT.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency for the EU programmes

Finnish National Agency for Education

Co-organisers:

IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany

ENTK Estonian Youth Work Centre

Verke Centre of Expertise for Digital Youth Work

Youth Department of Helsinki

Phone: +49 228 9506 224

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme MOVE IT in the digital era.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katharina Erbes

E-Mail: erbes@jfemail.de

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Conference MOVE IT: Youth mobility in the digital era

Dates: 12-14 May 2020

Venue: Bad Honnef – Bonn , Germany

Eligible are 100 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countriesSouthern Mediterranean countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 20th March 2020

Digital and smart youth work have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years. It is time to do the same for international youth mobility which is one of the cornerstones of youth work.

General Description

How are digital tools used to support youth mobility in Europe today? What new potentials can be seen in digital and tech horizons in order to further develop youth mobility, inclusion and participation?

How do people active in the youth mobility field deal with all of this and where do they see the biggest hindrances and unleashed potentials? The conference programme will provide diverse opportunities to explore these issues through speeches, workshops, inspiring sessions, debates etc.

Aims

  • To give an overview of the state of research and to exchange a variety of good practice examples.
  • To discuss potential for development, needs and requirements in the field of youth mobility in the digital era and to explore different aspects and perspectives.
  • To offer a space for debate and exchange of visions.
  • To put forward common ideas regarding the direction youth mobility in the digital era could and should take on local, national and European levels.

To give participants the space to offer workshops within the Good Pratice Gallery and 4 pillars:

  • Collaboration and participation
  • Organisation and communication
  • Social Media and networking
  • Training and quality

Participants

  • Youth workers (experienced or highly interested) in international youth mobility and/or digital youth work
  • Decision-makers and stakeholders in the field of youth mobility
  • Experts and researchers in international youth mobility and digital youth work

The organisers are exploring live-streaming and other tools to allow for digital participation during the conference. Please send an email to jfe@valentum-kommunikation.de if you want to stay in the loop.

If you cannot attend the conference but are interested in contributing with your ideas please contact the organisers at jfe@valentum-kommunikation.de

Your thoughts and concerns, as well as examples of good practice tools, methods, activities, will be useful for the debate about digital youth mobility during the European conference MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era, and beyond.

This acitivity is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

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.

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

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa (DE) – National Agency for the EU programmes

IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany

ENTK Estonian Youth Work Centre (EE), Opetushalli

Co-organisers:

  • Verke Centre of Expertise for Digital Youth Work, Youth Department of Helsinki
  • Opetushallitus, Utbildningsstyrelsen – FI

Phone: +49 228 9506 224

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack MOVEIT.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katharina Erbes

E-Mail: erbes@jfemail.de

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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Webinar: Young People & Youth Workers in Online Communities

Dates: 12 November 2019

Venue: Online, Estonia

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

Application deadline: 22nd October 2019

Join our interactive webinar to find out what are online communities, echo chambers, filter bubbles and what could be the cause of radicalisation online. We’ll learn about digital youth work and discuss how could we better reach out to young people!

General Description

When young people are online, where are they really and what are they up to?

Young people are self-organising in communities often out of reach for traditional youth work. Therefore the webinar “Young People and Youth Workers in Online Communities” aims to shed light on how young people interact online and look into pathways to reach them in those online spaces. Furthermore the webinar will explore tools of digital youth work for online community work.

The webinar is using many interactive methods and because of this, we can only accept 25 participants. The webinar participants are expected to contribute to the discussions and engage actively.

The webinar is organised by SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) and is co-funded by the National Agencies from Iceland, Bulgaria, Greece, Estonia, Slovakia, Italy, Lithuania and Poland. The training is part of a TCA (Transnational Cooperation Activities) project “Media and Information Literacy Training Programme” coordinated by SALTO PI.

Date: November 12, 2019
Time: 2:00-4:00PM CET
Where: zoom.us link together with a calendar invite will be shared with the selected attendees on October 25, 2019.

During the webinar we will:

  • explore digital communication and online communities
  • present digital youth work concepts and methods
  • discuss the up- and downsides of digital engagement in youth work
  • showcase arguments and conversation starters for practical youth work
  • lower thresholds to use digital tools in youth work
  • Keywords and topics we also cover: memes, echo-chambers, filter bubbles, online spaces and radicalisation.

The trainers:

Martin Fischer (facilitator, trainer):

Martin Fischer is a media and game educator from Germany. His focus is civic and human rights education in link with the digital environment. He works with many participatory projects in digital communities and creates safe spaces for inclusion online. With a passion for gaming, online communities and youth work he is a strong proponent for digital youth work. He is also a member of Think Tank on Youth Participation for SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre.

Juha Kiviniemi (guest trainer) is a digital youth work expert from Verke, Finland and an Erasmus+ trainer. In the last couple of years he has especially focused on the topics of technology education and social inclusion in the digital youth work field. When he is not training youth workers in Finland or abroad, he can most likely be found online trying to assimilate all the information on the internet.

Technical requirements and information for participants

Webinar will be recorded and parts of it will presented in Participation Resource Pool (currently in development) that is an online platform that will introduce tools for Youth Participation, Media and Information Literacy and Critical Thinking.

In order to take part of this webinar, participants will have to ensure following technical requirements are guaranteed to have a good webinar experience:

  • Wifi or 3G/4G network (min 600kbps/1.2Mbps (up/down),
  • speakers
  • microphone
  • webcam

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The event takes place online and there are no related costs to accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The webinar does not require travelling and no reimbursements are foreseen.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar. In case of cancellation less than 5 days before the webinar takes place, SALTO PI might take this into account in selection of participants in future events. As there are limited places we request responsibility and keeping agreements.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre

Phone: +372 697 9232

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Meelika Hirmo

E-Mail: participation@salto-youth.net

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Training Course: How to support young people in their digital citizenship?

Dates: 13-18 October 2019

Venue: Vouneuil sur Vienne, France

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: France, Germany

Application deadline: 1st October 2019

Join us! We are offering a training opportunity for everyone who works with children/youths/young adults in Germany or France. The topic is: “How to support young people in exercising their Digital Citizenship?”

General Description

In the digitalized world, where digital tools are playing an increasingly important role in our lives and in shaping society, it is important for educational stakeholders to be aware of this development.

It is important to take responsibility in the digital domain to engage children and adolescents and to support their digital citizenship. “Digital Citizenship” refers here to the opportunity to take advantage of the opportunities of participation, offered by the digital development and maintain a competent and creative use of digital media.

For the development of media literacy as a prerequisite for a self-determined and socially responsible appearance in the digital world, competent pedagogical professionals are an important support.

We are committed to the aim to support children and adolescents to understand digital tools and become self-confident actors of digital practice. Educating educators about all digital issues is an important part of this strategy.

In this training course you can

– gain theoretical knowledge and understand the influence of digital tools on the Life of young people
– Demystify the digital world and set use digital tools with confidence
– Work on joint projects and develop your own ideas
– Acquire practical skills such as coding, algorithms, robotics, the Internet …
– Learn some French and German and discover a different culture

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be provided, there are no extra costs.

Travel reimbursement

Travel is organised centrally from Frankfurt am Main, Germany and the costs are covered. If someone wishes to travel separately we can talk about travel reimbursement.

Participation fee

There is a fee of 90 € per participant

Application

 

Organiser:

Bezirksjugendwerk der AWO Hessen-Süd e.V. – Youth NGO

Co-organiser(s):

  • Ligue de l’enseignement – Youth NGO

Phone: +49698300556103

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Freya Kurek

E-Mail: internationales@jw-awo.de

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Training Course Digi-YOUTH-alization: Build digital competencies using social and digital media tools in 21st century youth work

Dates: 17-25 November 2019

Venue: Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 1st October 2019

This project is designed to build digital competences and encourage implementing innovative practices in digital youth work.

General Description

With this project we intend to build digital competences and encourage implementing innovative practices in the digital youth work, disseminating the knowledge to volunteers and young people with fewer opportunities. We will cover the Web Content Accessibility and Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) as an effort to improve the accessibility of the websites for people with disabilities.

The objectives for this course are:
– To understand what is digital competence and digital competence framework and why that is important today
– To gain digital competences needed for employment, personal development and social inclusion and enhance their skills for using different platforms
– To build the capacity of their organizations in reaching target groups and stakeholders, and growing membership using various social media networks and digital tools
– To build capacity of the youth workers for further dissemination of the knowledge to the volunteers and other members of their organization
– To provide free digital tools and resources for digital youth work and non-formal education for non-profit organizations and young people with fewer opportunities
– To extend the use and utilization of the social media and digital media tools in youth work for communication and organizational management
– To empower the participants with skills to use digital tools for campaigns without or with low budget
– To raise the awareness and increase the use of social media and digital media tools in detecting and solving problems in their community using different devices and visual storytelling
– To learn techniques and skills for writing structured media advisory content and press release to generate publicity and visibility for their work and collecting press clipping
– To understand what is Web Accessibility and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and how to improve inclusion of people with disabilities
– To increase the transparency and visibility of the organization and disseminate the project results to a broader audience

The project intend to gather youth workers and volunteers, young people who want to work or be engaged in the work of youth organizations, young people with fewer opportunities who want to build their digital competencies and employable skills of other young people.

We will ensure the diversity among the participants considering the previously acquired knowledge on the topic and experience. In that way the participants who have some advanced knowledge on the topic could help to the other participants easily understand the materials and lectures during the group work and sessions. We provide an opportunity for sharing knowledge and good practices among the participants, cohesion and team work spirit.

The working methodology is based on non-formal education methods. Using these methods we aim to build an environment that is diverse and stimulated for working, learning and sharing. In our practical approach we will use tools for team-building, team-working, case-studies, multimedia, web resources and digital tools, brainstorming, workshops on digital skills and team management, personal and group assessments and evaluation. We will try to stimulate the participants to be pro-activate and responsible for them and for the other participants, to share the knowledge among them and help each other to achieve the tasks.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers. Accommodation will be provided in shared rooms with shared bathroom.

Travel reimbursement

Travel tickets shall be bought only after agreement and confirmation with the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum pre-agreed with the organizers. Maximum per country (per participant):

  • North Macedonia     0€
  • Turkey, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania     180€
  • France, Spain, Italy         275€

Participation fee

There is no participation fee

Application

Organiser:

 

European Cultural Epicenter Bitola – Youth NGO

Phone: +38971231612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Nikola Ilievski

E-Mail: project.eke.macedonia@gmail.com

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Training Course: Youth Worker OS

Dates: 19-27 October 2019

Venue: Daugirdiškės, Lithuania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia

Application deadline: 1st September 2019

A training course for beginner youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers and representatives of NGOs (working directly with young people) on core competencies and basics of youth work, including digital tools.

General Description

With this project we want to pay more attention to improving the core and basic competencies that are needed in order to work with young people.

The competencies (knowledge, skills and values), which would contribute to a more holistic and consistent approach to youth work. The competencies that would contribute to the development of conscious and reflective selection of tools and methods for work with young people.

We are aiming to spread the idea that in the centre of youth work is a young person and their personal development and not the self-realisation of youth worker, application of the most innovative methods or writing many projects.

The aim of the project – through improving the competencies of youth workers contribute to the development of quality youth work idea in Europe.

Objectives of the project:

  • Improve the understanding of youth work and youth policy field;
  • Develop core competencies that are needed for work with young people;
  • Strenghten the learning to learn competency in order to encourage consistent professional development of youth workers;
  • Introduce and try out traditional and digital methods and tools for youth work, develop a skill to critically evaluate them and use them purposefully;
  • Expand the knowledge and understanding of youth work and the profession of youth worker;
  • Develop the capability to work and learn in intercultural groups;
  • Encourage international cooperation in the field of youth.

Main activity of the project – 7 days residential training course for youth workers. Youth leaders and representatives of NGOs that are working directly with young people as well as the people who are aiming to start a career in youth work will also be invited to participate.

Profile of participants:

The profile of the potential participants can be diverse, but all of them should comply the following criteria:

  • Youth workers, representatives of youth organizations, youth leaders, who are directly working with young people;
  • Involved in youth work and aiming for a career in this field;
  • Willing to improve in youth work;
  • Interested in digital youth work and willing to apply digital tools in everyday activities with young people;
  • Aiming to improve the work quality of their organizations and colleagues (as multipliers);

  • Ready to practically apply the learning outcomes and having the platforms to do it (supporting organizations or informal groups);
  • Older than 18 years old;
  • Capable to work and learn in English.

The training course will be based on the principles of non-formal learning.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Travel expences up to the indicated limit will be reimbursed:

  • Croatia, Germany, Italy, Serbia – 275 euro
  • Lithuania – 0 euro;

Reimbursement will be done according to the real costs and provided travel documents. Travel reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after all the original travel documents will be presented to the organizers.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth workers association in Lithuania

Phone: 0037067624457

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Prograrmme Youth Worker OS.pdf

Contact for questions:

Giedrė Valčiukaitė

E-Mail: youthworklt@gmail.com

Budapest

Training Course: The Sound of Music V

Dates: 1-8 December 2019

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 6th October 2019

European Training Course for youth workers to explore the power of music non-formal education activities with young people, with different aims (to relax, to activate, to cooperate, to reflect, to promote learning, etc).

General Description

While doing activities with young people, it is very common to use music in a bigger or smaller scale and in a more conscious or unconscious way. The music can influence the atmosphere that is created in a group, it can transmit emotions and/or words, it can be a fundamental part of one activity or even affect in a negative way when we are not using the right music for the situation.

The conscious use of music, the awareness of its impact on emotions, the right choice for the different moments, the options about public use (copyright, creative commons licenses), the digital tools to work with music, etc… are different aspects not always known and successfully used by trainers, youth leaders and/or workers in the field of youth.

Therefore, the purpose of this training is to develop the participants’ competences in the use of music as a powerful tool in non-formal education activities with young people.

Objectives

The objectives are as follows:

1. Provide participants with a theoretical framework of music and its influence on our body and our emotions.
2. Raise awareness of the influence and the impact that music can have (both positive and negative) in the participants’ mood, during the development of non-formal educational activities (NFE).
3. Develop the participants’ skills of in the creation of thematic musical sets ordered by purpose (e.g.: music for teamwork, for reflection, for energizing, for exploring own emotions, create trustful inspiring moments and settings, etc…)
4. Develop participants’ ability to create atmospheres using music (e.g.: the selection of the adequate music, distribution of the space in the room, temperature,) that boost the learning experience of young people in NFE activities
5. Provide the participants with digital tools related to music (to create playlists, edit, search, playback, music without royalty, where to buy music, etc.)
6. Support participants in the creation of live music as a resource for trainings as well as to elaborate their own soundtracks for their workshops, youth exchanges or trainings, learning how to “musicalize” their activities.
7. Provide a space to participants for exchanging experiences and resources among them about the use of music.
8. Discover the value of Erasmus+ Youth Programme, as a program for developing youth activities.

Methodology

  • The course will be inspired in the principles of Non-Formal Education – NFE (e.g.: participant-centred approach, flexibility of the training program, group as a mutual learning resource, trainers as facilitators of the learning process, holistic approach, etc) and experiential learning.
  • The course will combine a wide range of methods coming from the NFE sector together with other techniques coming from the music therapy and the art therapy fields. At this respect, it is important to remark that some sessions with music in the course may have a certain influence on the participants’ emotions. Please be aware of that.
  • The course will be eminently practical but brief inputs will set the framework in different moments across the learning process.
  • There will be flexibility to adapt to the needs of the group and their motivations, within reasonable limits.
  • The music will not be treated only as theoretical contents to discuss about, but it will be used systematically during the course. Case studies will be conducted to show what may be the most interesting themes according to the purpose and/or situation.

NOTE: Please, be aware that this training will not go deep into managing different DJ tools and software for mixing music but more how to use the music with different aims with young people. It is neither a course about how to create live music nor a course for professional musicians, still, live music will be one of the topics to explore.

Profile of Participants:

  • Youth workers, Trainers, Mentors, Youth Leaders working with young people on a regular basis
  • Above 18 years old
  • Able to communicate in English (basic English knowledge)
  • Previous international experience is not a must
  • NOT professional musicians! Please, be aware that this training will be about how to use the music with different aims with young people. It is not a course for professional musicians.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme or by your Regional SALTO Resource Centre

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country. The hosting Hungarian National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

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/SALTO RC to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency for Erasmus – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Spanish Institute for Youth – National Agency

Phone: (+36 1) 237 1300/322

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Programme Sound of Music.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ms Luca Pável

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu

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.