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Forum: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Information Forum

Dates: 30 March – 20 July 2020

Venue: Online, Belgium – FR

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Southern Mediterranean countries ( Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia)

Application deadline: 29th March 2020

This information forum is designed for youth workers and youth trainers to drop in and ask any questions they have about the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange initiative.

General Description

  • Do you have questions about Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange and its opportunities?
  • Are you interested in taking part but you do not know what activity best suits your organisation’s needs?

Do you have doubts about participants eligibility, activities duration and expected workload?
Every first and third Monday of the month, from 15.00 to 16.30 CET, the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange team will be available to answer any question in an online space.

16th March 15:00-16:00 CET
30th March 15:00-16:00 CET
13th April 15:00-16:00 CET
27th April 15:00-16:00 CET
11th May 15:00-16:00 CET
25th May 15:00-16:00 CET
8th June 15:00-16:00 CET
22nd June 15:00-16:00 CET
6th July 15:00-16:00 CET
20th July 15:00-16:00 CET

Register and drop-in to one of our sessions. Our team will help you clarify all your doubts.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online Forum

Travel reimbursement

Online Forum

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (Others)

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is a ground-breaking project enabling youth in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to engage in meaningful intercultural experiences online, as part of their formal or non-formal education.

Phone: +34928000000

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fabio Nascimbeni

E-Mail: f.nascimbeni@uni-med.net

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E-learning: Live Q&A with Experts on Youth Participation

Date: 9 April 2020

Time: 2:00-3:00PM CET

Venue: Online, Estonia

Eligible are 90 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 24th March 2020

 Join us online for a live Q & A about youth participation with our experts Dan Moxon and Cristina Bacalso, and find out everything you wanted to know about do-s and don’ts of Youth Participation!

General Description

Where: Event starts with FB premiere followed by a live Q&A session in zoom.us. Links to FB premier and zoom.us will be shared to the selected attendees on April 3, 2020.

  • What is youth participation? What it is not?
  • How do you set up a youth participation project?
  • What are popular models of youth participation?
  • What types of youth participation are there?
  • What are some important things to consider when running a youth participation project?
  • What are some things to avoid?

This event is aimed at people who are new to youth participation and want to get an understanding of some of the basic concepts, and those who are currently working on the topic and want to improve their participatory practices.

About the Experts:

Cristina Bacalso is an independent research consultant based in Berlin, Germany, with a specialisation in public policies and programming for adolescents and youth. She has over 12 years of experience in policy, research, and advocacy, including 5 years as the Research Coordinator for Youth Policy Labs, a global think-tank specifically focusing on youth. She has led methodology development for research projects on youth for UN agencies (ex. UNICEF, UNDP, UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth), international NGOs, European agencies, and national governments. Her research specialisations are in literature and policy reviews, consultations with youth, survey development, focus groups, and participatory research with young people. Most recently, she completed a year-long mapping and synthesis of evidence on adolescent development for UNICEF Innocenti, which will go on to inform a new global research agenda on adolescents. Cristina is a co-author of the Commonwealth’s 2016 Youth Development Index; a member of the UNICEF expert group on adolescent participation; an On Think Tanks “Integral Leaders for Global Challenges Fellowship” alumni; and a member of the pool of European Youth Researchers coordinated by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth.

Dan Moxon has nearly twenty years experience in youth participation, as both a youth worker and a researcher. He has run participatory projects a local, regional, national and international level, focusing enabling young people to influence anything from transport to terrorism policy, and with young people from wide range of different backgrounds and ages.

Dan is a director of People Dialogue and Change, a consultancy specialising in youth participation and a member of the pool of European Youth Researchers coordinated by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth.

The event is organised by SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI).

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 Q&A session. In case of cancellation less than 5 days before the Q&A takes place, SALTO PI might take this into account in selection of participants in future events. We request responsibility and keeping agreements.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre

Phone: +3726979231

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kadri Maripuu

E-Mail: kadri.maripuu@g.archimedes.ee

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Training Course Rise Quality! Developing a Training for European Youth Group Leaders

Dates: 10-18 May 2020

Venue: Stará Ľubovňa, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: France, Germany, Lithuania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 10th April 2020

Traning for youth work professionals who train volunteer youth group leaders and/or accompany international youth exchanges. It aims to bring forward a high quality standard by developing a common training program for international youth group leader

General Description

Rise Quality! is a Traning for youth work professionals who train volunteer youth group leaders and/or accompany international youth exchanges. It aims to bring forward a high quality standard by developing a common training program for international youth group leader, further

  • bring forward a high quality standard in international youth work by developing a common training program for international youth group leaders to make sure international leader teams are on the same level;
  • acknowledge the young volunteer‘s engagement and time spent and make the engagement in youth group facilitation more attractive;
  • develop the basis for a future Strategic Partnership under Key Action 2.

For who: Youth Workers with experience and/or interest in international youth work. The aim is a mixed-age group of professionals who have an idea about which training content and methods are necessary/obligatory for volunteer youth group leaders. There is a total number of 16 participants – four of each participating organization. The training is open to participants who are residents of France, Germany, Lithuania or Slovakia.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs for accomodation and food is covered by the Erasmus+ funding.

We will stay in our local hostel in Stará Ľubovňa. Simple boarding, 4-Bed rooms, common toilets and showers separatly for ladies and men, fully equipped kitchen/dining room

Food: We will provide all food. Breakfast: in accomodation (participants will prepare it for themself), Lunch and Dinner: in a restaurant

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are reimbursed by the funding up to the amount of:

  • 275€/participant (from France, Germany, Lithuania 500- 1999km)
  • 20€/participant (from Slovakia 10-99km)

Ask your local organisation for advise and support for the planning and booking.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Asociácia CVC SR

Co-organisers:

  • Kindervereinigung Leipzig e.V. – Youth NGO
  • Centres d’Entrainement aux methodes d’Education Active – Others
  • Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre – Youth NGO

Phone: +4934192607353

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Babette Pohle

E-Mail: pohle.b@kv-leipzig.de

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Training Course YES, U2: Engage NEET with community

Dates: 25 April – 1 May 2020

Venue: Sigulda, Latvia

Eligible are 26 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

Application deadline: 3rd March 2016

YES, U2 – Engage NEET with community is about innovative youth work approaches to engage NEET youth with local community.

General Description

Do you work on social inclusion or are you inclusive? What is the difference? Who has the responsibility to engage NEET youth with community? NEET youth are identified with what they are “Not” (in Education, Employment and Training). Instead, we use hopeful future approach to develop practical strategies on how to connect NEET with community.

The aim of the training course is to build capacity and competences of people working with youth in order to engage NEET youth with local community.

This training course specially focuses on innovative learning approaches and developing competences in order to create safe and comprehensive spaces, supporting young people’s sense of belonging to society and empowering them to take an active role in the local community.

Objectives
1. To find a common ground about NEET youth in different communities;
2. To raise awareness on the youth worker’s role to empower NEET youth to be engaged with local communities;
3. To explore hopeful-future approach to support the inclusion of NEET youth in the local community;
4. To develop practical strategies in order to engage NEET youth with their local community;
5. To build a network among practitioners in order to explore further ways to cooperate within the
Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

Participants

Youth workers, educators, volunteers and practitioners in the youth field, active at local level in formal and non-formal education who:

  •  work with young people in their community;
  •  are interested to work with unemployed youth;
  •  are interested in how to work with marginalized youth;
  •  care about including NEET youth with their local community.

Expected results
Participants after the training increase their competences:
● To promote and take action towards social inclusion of NEET youth;
● To encourage active participation of NEET young people;
● To empower young people to develop their sense of belonging in the local community;
● To build strategies and implement action plan with local communities;
● To prevent the enrolment of youth into NEET status;
● To create a network within practitioners at local and European level.

The outcomes of the training course are transferred to the young people by increasing their potential for active citizenship, building their capacity to be aware of their strengths and opportunities in local communities, the labour market and their personal life.

Methodology
The methodology is based on principles and values of non-formal education:
● Experiential learning
● Addressing different learning styles
● Variety of learning settings (indoor/outdoor)
● Diverse nature, art and body-based techniques
● Group atmosphere supported peer learning
● Learners co-create their learning process

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:

Agency for International Programs for Youth in Latvia – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Agencia Nacional Espanola de la Juventud (Injuve) – National Agency

Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG) – National Agency

Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) – National Agency

Phone: + 371 67358062

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Yes U2, Latvia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ieva Upesleja

E-Mail: ieva.upesleja@jaunatne.gov.lv

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 APPETISER: An introduction on how to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme for international youth work

Dates: 1-5 June 2020

Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria

Eligible are max. 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 12th April 2020

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

General Description

Appetiser aims to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

This aim summarises the entire idea of the seminar – to give a feeling, what it means to work with young people in an international setting. Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

  • Do you have experience as a youth worker/ leader at local level and yet did not organise international youth activities within Erasmus+ Youth programme (and previous programmes)?
  • Do you want to know about Erasmus+ opportunities for international youth exchanges, volunteering activities or/and training projects for youth workers?
  • Are you in contact with young people or other people who would benefit from being involved in international activities?
  • Are you part of an organisation or informal group that is new to Erasmus+ or wants to get to know about new opportunities for international activities within this programme?

Should you have answered positively to the most of the questions above, then this course is for you!

“Appetiser” is designed according to the following objectives:

  • To taste non-formal and intercultural learning
  • To enjoy the first intercultural youth project experience
  • To exchange local youth activities in the international context
  • To explore possibilities of support available for international youth activities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

  • To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
  • To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice.

The network of National Agencies for “Youth in Action” organises several Appetiser TCs per year. You’ll find an overview at here.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

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

Application

 

Organiser:

Bulgarian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Training & Cooperation – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Appetiser, Sofia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Milen Petkov

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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: Outdoors for Inclusion

Dates: 20-28 April 2020

Venue: Strengberg, Austria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 12th February 2020

“Outdoors for inclusion” is a training course that aims to educate and support youth workers, trainers and educators on how to use outdoors as a tool for inclusion in their youth work.

General Description

Unfortunately, the potential for outdoor activities and games as a tool for inclusion and integration is not fully used. Youngsters facing cultural differences, social obstacles or educational difficulties will increase their opportunities for inclusion or integration, if outdoor games or activities are constructed or adjusted in a way to support this goal, or comprise of elements supporting it.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To improve the competences of using the outdoors as a tool for inclusion in youth work
  • To improve competences on empathizing and defining the needs of target groups
  • To improve competences on developing, prototyping and testing outdoor activities supporting the inclusion in local communities

The project comprises of three stages:

  1.  Preparation at home before the arrival.
  2. Training Course that will equip participants with competences to develop outdoor games and activities supporting inclusion, based on the needs of their target groups.
  3. Dissemination of the results of the project and implementation of local outdoor activities supporting inclusion in each partner country by using new competences gained during the Training Course.

Approach and content

The project structured in learning by doing and self experiential way. Which means applicable, transferable, nature-based and action-oriented working for all of the activity days.

During the Training Course the participants will experience and learn different types of outdoor activities (Hiking, Boating, Solo time, Photo hunting, etc.); empathize and define the needs of various target groups; develop, prototype and test their own outdoor activities supporting inclusion; introduced to methodological and safety aspects.

There would be one and a half-full day stay complete outdoors, including cooking, sleeping in bags and group activities.

The trainer’s team will offer methods of reflection, which can be used in the follow-up multiplying events in the home countries of the participating partner organisations.

In the content of nature-based activities, the program will offer reflection methods based on self-reflection in a natural surrounding, to calm down and listen to yourself in nature.

Please be aware that the Training Course will not provide you with academic knowledge as it is a purely non-formal education activity, and its success depends on the active participation of everybody present.

Profile of the participants

We are looking for youth/social workers, youth leaders, trainers and educators, who:

  • are familiar with outdoor games and activities or motivated to learn about outdoor activities as an educational method
  • eager to transfer gained knowledge to the youth in their organizations and countries
  • ready to engage themselves in different local and international projects using outdoor activities as a learning method
  • committed to working during the whole project, meaning also preparation for the training and implementation of outdoor activities after the training course

  •  are ready to provide short testimonials after their participation in the project,
  •  are ready to support development and dissemination of the toolbox of outdoor games and  activities supporting the inclusion
  •  be able to communicate in English
  •  are aged 18+

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs for food, accommodation and programme materials are fully covered by the grant received from the Erasmus+.

Travel reimbursement

  • Armenia, Georgia, Turkey 360€/person
  • Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine 275€/person
  • Austria 180€/person

Visa costs for participants from Armenia, Belarus 60€/person, Turkey 70€/person

Participation fee

€40 fee to be paid by each participant on the spot in cash. This fee goes as a contribution to the administrative costs of the project.

Application

 

Organiser:

AKS Noah – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Vzayemopomich – Youth NGO

Phone: N / A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Outdoors for Inclusion.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vitaly Volodchenko

E-Mail: outdoorsforinclusion@gmail.com

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Training Course InnoCamp: Develop your digital youth work services

Dates: 11-15 May 2020

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eligible are 43 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, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 4th March 2020

Are you interested in innovation and digitalisation in youth work? Would you like to discover a new tool to innovate your youth workers practices, services and approaches?

General Description

This training course aims to contribute to the development of digital youth work in Europe by encouraging and helping youth organisations innovate their youth work services and add a digital dimension to them. InnoCamp is based on the Innobox toolkit developed by Verke and it provides a structured approach and support for (re)developing operations and creating something new.

The process will enable participants to develop new youth work practices, approaches or services and exploring their potential digital dimension. Innobox can be used alone, in a group or even with the entire working community. The most important thing is the desire to do youth work better. The purpose is to help you analyse and identify the challenge that you want to address, examine it from several perspectives, and come up with an innovative solution.

During the TC participants will:

  • familiarise themselves with & experience the process of innovation in the frame of the Innobox tool
  • learn how to identify and analyse challenges they want to address and connect them to broader societal changes and developments
  • learn how to develop new (digital) methods, approaches or services to address those challenges
  • practice how to present and pitch their ideas
  • link the entire process to their local context
  • share and discuss their existing digital youth work practices
  • discover current trends in digital youth work

Profile of participants

Youth workers and youth work practitioners who are:

  • at least 18 years old
  • interested in digital youth work
  • interested in (re)developing their digital youth work practice
  • experienced in youth work or familiar with the youth work context
  • motivated & able to implement at least parts of the Innobox process in their organisation upon their return

Preparatory work and the programme of activities:

During the training course participants will gain basic understanding on how to use the Innobox tool in their future work with young people, work colleagues or even wider community.

To be able to do that, participants should familiarise themselves with their organisation’s strategy in advance and have support from their organisation to re-create the innovation process within their organisation upon their return and implement the solution.

Team:

The process will be supported by a team of 4 experienced trainers.

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:

Movit, Slovenian NA

  • in cooperation with Austrian NA, Cyprus NA, Finnish NA, Islandic NA

Phone: + 386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Lea Kovič

E-Mail: lea.kovic@movit.si

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.