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Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

A training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

You did a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer! EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.

You will attend workshops on:

  • opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
  • Mobility programmes in Europe
  • Project management and PR activities
  • Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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 involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

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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E-learning – BELLE: Better and Easier Lifelong Learning Education

Dates: 31 January 2020 – 31 December 2022

Venue: E-learning, online platform, Spain

Eligible are 100 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, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 7th January 2020

The BELLE platform has been developed with the aim to facilitate the access to lifelong learning opportunities for adults. It has 6 free introductory level learning modules in 7 EU languages.

General Description

The online learning platform, consists of the offer of a range of training modules for adult learners available in 7 EU languages.

The platform is created in a way to ease the access for learners of getting to the core information they would like to find and will operate as a learning resource for the newly created course topics.

Various training materials and information related to course provision, methodologies and innovative learning solutions will be also available thanks to the community of practice which will be integrated into the learning platform.

This free online platform has 6 different online courses that helps to promote the acquisition of tools that allow the users to enter the workplace more effectively and with the ability to continue learning throughout the entire life course.

The courses are:

1. How to develop your soft skills

2. How to find opportunities in the EU

3. How to improve your digital competences

4. How to interact with other cultures

5. How to become an entrepreneur

6. How to build your professional career

The platform is addressed to various target groups, starting from individual adult learners, vulnerable groups, NEETs as well as people in situation of unemployment, young adult learners or seniors, as well as all potential users who find it beneficial for them.

The training is also useful for youth leaders and youth workers with interest in one or more of the modules mentioned above.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

N/A

Travel reimbursement

N/A

Participation fee

The courses are free of charge.

Application

 

Organiser:

Asociacion Mundus with the following partner

  • Horizont ProConsult EOOD (Bulgaria) – Youth NGO
  • Mine Vaganti NGO (Italy) – Youth NGO
  • FM Consulting s.r.o. (Czech Republic) – Youth NGO
  • Veseligas attistibasskola (Latvia)  – Youth NGO and
  • Visoka poslovna skola PAR (Croatia) – Youth NGO

Phone: +34931751965

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: International Training on Management and Certification of Local Volunteering

Dates: 18-25 November 2019

Venue: Genova, Italy

Eligible are 20 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, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st October 2019

Training course within the framework of the project GloCal Recognition, funded by the European Union, aimed at the development of the Turkish Civil Society.

General Description

The training will instruct third-sector representatives and operators on the management of local volunteering projects and on the GloCal Recognition Certification system: during the week, participants from Italy, Europe and Turkey, will be confronted and trained on how to manage, engage and support local volunteers in their own organization.

In addition, they will be coached on the functioning of GloCal Recognition Certification Platform through theoretical explanations followed by practical parts in which participants will test the system in small groups.

There will be a part dedicated to the analysis of acquired skills and to the support of volunteers, both in group situations and in individual interviews. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to develop new partnerships and projects with the other participating organizations, while at the same time being able to meet representatives of some of Turkey’s leading non-profits.

Summary of the Project:

“GloCal Recognition” (no. TR2015 / DG / 01 / A5-02 / 397) is one of the 12 projects selected within the Programme ” “Unione Europea – Turchia Dialogo della Società Civile – V Schema di finanziamento della Società Civile” funded by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union itself. The goal of the programme is to promote cooperation between Turkish and European civil societies.

GloCal Recognition is developing a system for the recognition of soft skills acquired during local volunteering. The system will be adapted from “Global Recognition”, a platform previously created by Joint in cooperation with organizations from South America and Europe, that is, instead, aimed at the certification of international volunteering experiences. This Project will therefore foster lasting cooperation between Turkish and European NGOs and will enable youth and local organisations to add value at their work.

The main result we want to reach through GloCal Recognition is the creation of a platform translated into Italian, English and Turkish which will include:

  • A soft-skills Evaluation Framework and a system to issue the Certificate;
  • E-learning modules designed to support users in getting more understanding and awareness about their own soft-skills;
  • A toolkit featuring examples of non-formal education methodologies for both young people and Youth organisations, which will support them in the assessment process of the acquired skills.
  • The project also includes the promotion and dissemination of the platform through the web and various social media channels.

Participants:

Maximum of 10 participants from EU countries: they will be selected within people with a relevant and long-lasting experience in non-profit organizations working with local volunteers. Within these organizations, participants can be either volunteers or employed staff members, but the most important thing is that they need to be well acquainted with the work of their organization and be able to report to them what they’ve learned during the training.

Objectives:

  • To share good practices and to be trained on methodologies for the management and involvement of local volunteers;
  • To test the non-formal methodologies that will be complementary to the e-learning modules, aimed at supporting both young people and organizations in using the GloCal Recognition certification system;

  • To gather feedback on the GloCal Certification and support System;
  • To provide a chance for intercultural exchange and partnership building by promoting cooperation and intercultural understanding.

Results:

  • To increase the involved organisations’ management skills of volunteers;
  • To test non-formal methods to support the certification process;
  • To improve the GloCal Recognition certification and support System;
  • To increase participants’ intercultural skills and to create new partnerships.

Costs

 

This project is funded by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union

Accommodation and food

All the food and accommodation expenses are covered by the project as well as travel expenses, which will be 100% covered. To participate, one must register with Associazione Joint while no project participation fee is required.

Travel reimbursement

The travel will be refund 100% up to 300€ for EU participants and 100€ for italian participants.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Associazione di promozione sociale Joint – Youth NGO

Phone: +390256568779

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tommaso Pescetto Cosentino

E-Mail: info@associazionejoint.org

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Training Course: SomeCamp EU

Dates: 9-11 December 2019

Venue: Meriton Conference and Spa Hotel, Estonia

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 9th October 2019

It`s a practice oriented event aiming to create an inspiring environment for learning, sharing and co-creation. The program will combine expert inputs with active contribution from participating colleagues in thematic workshops and in an innovation lab.

General Description

 

SomeCamp EU is a training event for youth workers from all types of organisations, on all levels, all over Europe. The concept is based on Verke’s national SomeCamp event that has been running since 2015.

We have now joined the forces and energy from Verke and Estonian Youth Work Centre to open the opportunity to participate in a practice oriented training for youth work colleagues on international level.

Let’s take a step further to discover the world of smart youth work, with a focus on digital youth work. What’s there already? What are the learnings from practices so far? What else would be needed now? How to nudge further developments? We aim to get to know the colleagues and practices from different countries, inspire ourselves with inputs and thematic workshops & will then launch a hands-on innovation lab in order to further enrich the digital youth work practices.

Through the event we are aiming to create an inspiring environment for learning, sharing and co-creation.

In order to do so, the programme will combine expert inputs with active contribution from participating colleagues in thematic workshops run by participants themselves and an innovation lab.

We hope that the programme can discover the world of smart youth work, with a focus on digital youth work, as diverse as it exists. To achieve this, we hope to see as many proposals for workshops by participants as possible!

Maybe you have developed a method, a tool or a material and would be excited to share it more broadly? Maybe you have an idea or prototype and could run a workshop to test it with colleagues and get some valuable inputs for further development? Or is there an issue, a burning question in your practice that you could raise and invite a small group of colleagues to think along with you?

Your workshop can tell about a success story or valuable experience of failure. Something to do with digital competencies, datafication, maker activities, gaming, AR/VR, artificial intelligence…

It is indeed as open as it sounds, as far as it is relevant for the digital perspectives of youth work. We hope to see many workshops where participants can try out methods and tools in practice, so the more practical workshop you are proposing, the better chances you will have to run it. So please do not hesitate to propose your workshop and contribute to mutual learning and sharing!

Working language of SomeCamp EU is English.

We will be able to host 40 participants and will confirm the participants the latest on 14th of October.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Participation is FREE of charge and includes the programme, accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Participants or their supporting organisations are expected to cover their own travel costs to Tallinn (Estonia) and back.

The organisers will commit to reimburse part of the international travel costs for those participants who will contribute to the programme with a workshop.

Participation fee

Participation is Free of charge.

Application

 

Organiser:

Estonian Youth Work Centre and Verke

Phone: +372 557 6677

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kati Nõlvak

E-Mail: kati.nolvak@entk.ee

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Training Course: Volunteers Management

Dates: 11-17 November 2019

Venue: Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 30th September 2019

Volunteers Managment training course aims to improve and enhance the quality of the implementation of volunteer projects with a focus on ESC and thus ensure that the activities of these projects are achieved more effectively for all actors.

General Description

We would like to invite you to participate in the Volunteers Management training course that will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in the period 11th till 17th November 2019 and will gather 32 representatives of organizations from 13 countries – Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey and Bulgaria.

The specific objectives of the Volunteer Management training course are as follows:

  • raising awareness on the philosophy of volunteering and the opportunity for quality volunteer management;
  • providing principal information on volunteer projects, basic documents defining rights, responsibilities and roles of the main stakeholders involved;
  • deepening knowledge of the volunteer management and implementation cycle and the main tasks during each of the 8 stages;
  • sharing practical and useful advices from experience in volunteer management;
  • developing practical volunteer management skills, including competencies for communication, support, conflict transformation, intercultural communication and learning, motivation, focusing on online volunteer and knowledge management tools;
  • sharing good and not so good volunteer management practices and stories, in order to learn ideas for improvement and development of future volunteering projects;
  • share good practices and emphasize the importance of learning, its tracking, evaluation, recognition and linking it to future better employment of young people in the labour market;
  • establishing a support and sharing group of organizations to assist with management volunteers in future volunteer projects;
  • increasing understanding of Erasmus+ Youth and Solidarity Corps programs and the volunteering opportunities they offer.

Dates and venue of the training course

The training will take place from 11th (afternoon) till 17th November 2019 (5 full working days and two days – 1 arrival – 11th November and 1 departure day – 17th November) in Bulgaria, in the Youth Centre in Plovdiv. The participants need to arrive in the afternoon on 11th November and depart in the afternoon on 17th November 2019.

Profile of the participants

The training course is for:

  • project managers, coordinators, supervisors and support staff of volunteering projects (short and longterm projects)
  • Age 18+
  • Willing to learn, develop and share
  • Willing to practise and multiply learning after the training course
  • Able to understand and express themselves in English
  • Are committed to attend for the full duration of the event
  • Are committed to do a follow-up/dissemination activity to be implemented in their country after the training course

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

The accommodation and food will be for participants fully covered.

Travel reimbursement

You will be reimbursed the exact amount of your travel expenses inside the limit assigned to your country if you provide us with all your travel tickets. Taxi and first class tickets are not covered.

  • North Macedonia, Romania – up to 180 Euro
  • Bulgaria – up to 30 Euro
  • Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, Turkey  – up to 275 Euro
  • Spain – up to 360 Euro

For the reimbursement to take place participants will need to attend at least 90% of the training course.

Participation fee

No fee applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

CVS-Bulgaria – Youth NGO

Phone: + 359 884 766 435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Volunteers Management.pdf

Contact for questions:

Shirin Hodzheva

E-Mail: trainings@cvs-bg.org

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Seminar: The Impact of Youthwork – Wie wirkt Jugendarbeit

Dates: 11-13 November 2019

Venue: Vienna, Austria

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

Application deadline: 11th October 2019

This seminar is looking into research & Analysis of the impact of youth work from a practice and research perspective. Das Seminar widmet sich der Wirkungsforschung von Jugendarbeit – aus Sicht der Praxis und Forschung.

General Description

English

The seminar is dedicated to current developments as well as the possibilities and challenges of researching the impact of youth work – both from the point of view of practice and research. From this the following topics and elements are derived for this seminar:

– Exchange of research and practice in order to find a common understanding of impact research.
– Getting to know relevant projects on the impact research and impact analysis of Youth Work
– Identifying opportunities and challenges for research and practice through input from experts and exchange of participants
– Time to network and develop initial project ideas

These topics will be dealt with as practically as possible, in a non-formal setting, through inputs from the “Kompetenzzentrums für Nonprofit-Organisationen und Social Entrepreneurship” (“Wirkungsbox Jugendarbeit”), the Danube University Krems – Department Migration & Globalization as well as the German Youth Institute and the research network “RAY – Research based Analysis of Erasmus+ Youth Programme” as well as other means. Further experts are to be confirmed, suggestions for inputs can also be submitted during the registration process.

Deutsch

Das Seminar widmet sich aktuellen Erkentnissen ebenso wie den Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen der Wirkungsforschung von Jugendarbeit – sowohl aus Sicht der Praxis als auch der Forschung. Daraus leiten sich folgende Themen für dieses Seminar ab:

Austausch von Forschung und Praxis, um sich einem gemeinsamen Verständnis für Wirkungsforschung anzunähern

  • Kennenlernen von relevanten Projekten zum Thema Wirkungsforschung und Wirkungsanalyse
  • Aufzeigen von Chancen und Herausforderungen für Forschung und Praxis durch Inputs von Expert*innen und Diskurs der Teilnehmer*innen
  • Zeit zum Netzwerken und zum Entwickeln erster Projektideen

Diesen Themen wird sich so praxisnah wie möglich, in einem non-formalen Setting, gewidmet u.a. durch Inputs des Kompetenzzentrums für Nonprofit-Organisationen und Social Entrepreneurship („Wirkungsbox Jugendarbeit“), der Donauuniversität Krems – Department Migration and Globalization sowie des Deutschen Jugendinstituts und des Forschungsnetzwerkes „RAY – Research based Analysis of Erasmus+Youth Programme“. Weitere Expert*innen sind angefragt, gerne können im Rahmen der Anmeldung auch Vorschläge für Inputs eingebracht werden.

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:

IZ – Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog und Bildung – National Agency

Phone: +43/5867544-36

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Einladung.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marco Frimberger

E-Mail: marco.frimberger@iz.or.at

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: Training for volunteer workers in Larissa

Dates: 20-24 January 2020

Venue: Larissa, Greece

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Greece, Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Italy

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The Staff Training will last 5 full days. The staff will join the Training Event in oder to incorporate more innovative and creative teaching methods and share their knowledge and experiences with other international staff.

General Description

Within the framework of the european project Erasmus (KA2): YECh – Youth voluntEering Certification. , we are looking for volunteer organisations which are interested in offering their staff a 5-day training in Greece.

From 20 to 24 January 2020 in Larissa, Greece, an employee training course will be organised by our local partner (Institute for Entrepreneurship Development (I.E.D.)).

The employees of your organisation would thus have the opportunity to participate in the training event in order to integrate more creative teaching methods for the young people in the local courses and to exchange their knowledge and experience with other employees.

The training is aimed at a selected team of 28 youth trainers (4 participants per country, including 4 people from the Larissa area) aged between 20 and 29.

Participants must be able to understand and speak English, be open to new ideas and show motivation to participate in the transnational activity.

In summary, the profile of participants in staff training is as follows:
– Youth workers/trainers in the field of voluntary work/NGOs
– Age 18+
– You must be able to work in English

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Up to 530,00 EUR per person will be reimbursed if invoices are provided (accomodation, transfer, food)

Travel reimbursement

Up to 275,00 EUR per partcipant for travel (flight) will be reimbursed

Participation fee

No.

Application

 

Organiser:

Italian-German Chamber of Commerce – Others

Phone: 0049/89/96166172

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Martina Agosti

E-Mail: agosti@italcam.de