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Conference Embracing Inclusion: Cross-sectoral Transnational Conference

Dates: 22-24 January 2020

Venue: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Eligible are 80-100 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

Application deadline: 24th November 2019

The cross-sectoral transnational ‘Embracing Inclusion’ conference will gather and disseminate the realities, achievements and aspirations of national and international inclusion projects under the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

General Description

This 3-day conference will emphasize the cooperation between different sectors (Youth, VET, Adult Ed., formal education, third sector, etc.), as well as between different programme countries, in order to create better opportunities for people with fewer opportunities and enable their active involvement in society and integration into the education and the labour market.

Thematic focus

“Embracing Inclusion” will concentrate on four specific inclusion topics relevant to young people and young adults:

  • Support for those in NEET situation / facing economic obstacles
  • Building resilience against extremism or radicalisation
  • Strategies for those from disadvantaged rural areas / facing geographical obstacles
  • Approaches to assist people with health issues, disability and mental (ill) health

Programme Outline

  • January 21 – Arrival day and evening reception
  • January 22 (Day 1) – Sharing different realities of people with fewer opportunities across Europe, across different sectors and different levels
  • January 23 (Day 2) – Celebrating the achievements of Erasmus+/European Solidarity Corps by learning about/presenting successful practices, approaches, projects and networks
  • January 24 (Day 3) – Reflecting on potential areas for improvements to make the successor programmes more inclusive and accessible
  • January 25 – Departure day

Main Objectives

  • To explore different realities of people with fewer opportunities across Europe, across different sectors and different levels and to examine the links to the EU priorities and strategies.
  • To exchange the variety of ways, challenges and good practice of working with people with fewer opportunities and highlight the possibility of cross-sectoral partnership projects.
  • To share resources, tools and methods on working with people with fewer opportunities.
  • To promote the value of international collaboration for people with fewer opportunities and the possibilities of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.
  • To look ahead to future collaboration opportunities, mapping routes to increased cooperation on inclusion.

Target Group

Embracing Inclusion will bring together 80-100 beneficiaries and stakeholders relevant to the above topics areas and with the following profile:

  • Erasmus+ beneficiaries delivering inclusion focused projects
  • Newcomers in the field of inclusion but experienced in the international level/Erasmus+ Youth,
  • Organisations experienced in national level inclusivity development programmes but not working on international level/Erasmus+ Youth,
  • Young people or young adults particularly those with inclusion experience or background,
    Other stakeholders with regards to inclusion of YPFO,
  • Representatives from the National Agencies and SALTO resource  centres

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:

Erasmus+ UK National Agency

Phone: +44 (0) 121 212 8947

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

TCA team

E-Mail: erasmusplustca@ecorys.com

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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Seminar: (Re)discovering Europe with young people

Dates: 8-11 December 2019

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eligible are 20 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, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 10th November 2019

Would you like to co-develop together with other youth workers and youth leaders approaches and methods to bring Europe closer to young people?

General Description

How can youth workers and youth leaders bring Europe closer to young people and support their active citizenship in the European context?

Young people have always had an important role in creating the future of Europe. Looking back at the European history, often it has been the young people who have been the driving force of many new developments, ideas and lifestyles, which have shaped Europe profoundly, and changed it for the better.

At the same time when young people have given their energy and enthusiasm for Europe, Europe has provided many opportunities and adventures for them to discover who they are as Europeans and how they can relate and contribute to the societies they live in.

Many young people today however have difficulties connecting with Europe as a part of their civic identity. For some, Europe feels distant, because they have not had any meaningful experiences connected to it.

Some others feel disillusioned, as the vision of unified Europe based on the shared values of human rights, equality, and democracy has been increasingly put under question in the past years. To secure the past achievements of peace and social cohesion in Europe, there is a need to revive the feeling of Europe as an opportunity for growth for its young people and a context for active citizenship.

How can youth workers and youth leaders motivate contemporary young people to get interested and inspired by Europe, and to feel that the European society and its citizens’ common efforts matter?

This activity invites youth workers from different countries to discover together ways and approaches to address Europe with young people, learn more about the topic and network with like-minded colleagues for future projects. To support the process, the participants will have a chance to go through an online course “Europe and Young People: How Citizenship Works in the European Context” developed by the organisers on this topic. The online course will be piloted with the participants of this activity and also give them a chance to contribute to the upgraded version of the course, which will be launched in early 2020.

The activity will:

  • encourage the discovery, testing and reflection on the approaches and methods for youth workers and youth leaders to motivate young people to get interested in Europe and citizenship in the European content;
  • provide opportunities for acquiring competences to address the topic of Europe meaningfully with young people;
  • provide space for networking of organisations interested in future cooperation on promoting Europe as an opportunity for young people.

Target group:

Youth workers and youth leaders who:

  • are working regularly with young people at the local level;
  • are interested in discovering, testing and reflecting educational approaches and methods, in particular connected to the topics of Europe and citizenship;
  • are interested in international cooperation in the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth and / or European Solidarity Corps with a purpose of motivating young people to get interested in Europe and citizenship in the European context;
  • Can communicate effectively in English;
  • Are 18 years or above.

Preparatory work and the programme of activities:

The participants will have a chance to familiarise themselves with the pilot version of the online course “Europe and Young People: How Citizenship Works in the European Context”. During the activity the participants will have a chance to work together on developing methods and approaches related to the topic in cooperation with their colleagues and with the help of the facilitators. Inputs on the topic will be provided and there will also be space for networking for international projects.

Team:

The activity will be implemented by two experienced facilitators:

Laimonas Ragauskas (Lithuania) and
Rok Primožič (Slovenia)
in cooperation with the organisers.

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 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:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Co-organiser(s):

  • Zavod MOVIT – National Agency
  • Jugend Für Europa – National Agency

Phone: + 386 1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Suzana Puhar

E-Mail: Suzana.Puhar@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.

Training Course. Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups. Latvia

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

This is a course for professional development of youth workers, educators and youth leaders who would like to organise educational projects and programmes with mixed ability groups using Human Rights Education.

General Description

Training course “Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups” is a training course for professional development of youth workers, educators and leaders of educational programmes who would like to organize educational projects, programmes and activities with mixed ability groups through human rights education.

During the Training Course participants will discover:

-How to run mixed ability inclusive youth educational activities and projects based on Human Rights Education and non-formal learning approach;
– The values, principles, concepts and methods of human rights education;
– The principles of development and running of educational programmes within Human rights education field;
– Quality and particularities of human rights education activity with mixed ability groups of young people;
– What is the experiential learning cycle;
– Effective tips and hints on how to make HRE inclusive
– The levels of responsibility working in activities and projects with youth groups of mixed ability nature;
– Effective tools and instruments of inclusive youth worker and educator;
– The realities and best practices of youth educational activities and projects in EU, Eastern Partnership region and Russia;

The recognition of youth work, Youthpass and different learning instruments, youth worker’s competences and assessment.

Participants will also:

– Work in international groups;
– Get practical experience preparing and running human rights education activities with mixed ability groups during the trainiing course;
– Explore recent developments of youth work field;
– Set personal and professional development aims;
– Have an opportunity to develop international and local educational projects in the field of youth within and outside Erasmus+ programme.

It is expected that participants (together or individually) will organise local training/educational activities after the training course integrating human rights education and mixed ability approaches.

Profile of participants:

– Youth workers and youth leaders who act as youth educators in educational programmes and projects representing NGOs, working directly with young people with some experience of educational programmes with mixed-ability groups or without, but having strong dedication to introduce mixed ability approach and human rights education in their work;

– Interested in development of their organisation/institution and inclusive youth work in their respective city, region, country and Europe;
– Motivated for further professional development
– Aged: 18+;
– Able to communicate and work in Russian;
– Able to participate in the full duration of the course

Application

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

Visa cost cover 100% and travel costs will be paid within the limits set by the Erasmus+ programme.

Limits for countries (most economic route will be required):

  • Latvia – 20 Eur/180 Euro (depending on the region),
  • Estonia, Lithuania – 180 Euro
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Germany – 275 Euro
  • Russian Federation – 275 Eur/360 Eur (depending on the region),
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan – 360 Euro,

Please do not buy tickets before you get confirmation about acceptance and note from the organisers to buy the tickets!

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

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Training Course: Play for Human Rights Impact Campaign. Spain

Dates: 21-27 October 2019

Venue: Madrid, Spain

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Albania, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 5th August 2019

The “Play for Human Rights!” Campaign. Spain impact” project aims to train young sports workers to use human rights education in complex with grassroots sports activities for resolving youth problems.

General Description

The “Play for Human Rights!” Campaign. Spain impact” project aims to train young sports workers to use human rights education (HRE) in complex with grassroots sports activities for resolving youth problems.

Objectives:

-To provide educational and mentors support for grassroots sport & HRE Youth Coaches;
-To develop awareness and basic competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of participants in human rights education, peacebuilding, intercultural learning and dialogue;
-To enable participants to share personal successful sport & social practices and learning strategies in a positive and safe atmosphere of living and learning together;
-To increase project management skills of participants;
-To motivate and support participants in their role as multipliers and peer leaders in peacebuilding activities using grassroots sport & HRE with young people, encouraging them to implement follow-up initiatives;
-To develop an international network of grassroots sport & HRE Youth Coaches using ICT;
-To develop Video tutorials with solutions for organizing public festivals of grassroots sport & HRE;
-To revise and strengthen the professional profile of the teaching professions;
-To promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity, through increased participation in, and equal access to sport for all.

We work from the global to local and motivate participants to provide follow-up actions for positive changes with our mentorship support and online platforms possibilities using.

Approach and content

The programme is based on non-formal education and informal methods, such as exercises from the Council of Europe manuals (Compass, Have your say, Bookmarks, etc.), working in groups, creative presentations, group discussions, presentations, learning by doing, debriefing, project management, reflection, etc.

Note: During the training, participants will prepare and implement the public festival of grassroots sport and HRE for local young people. After the training course participants need to prepare and implement follow up activity by organizing public festivals of grassroots sport & HRE (or similar event) in their local community.

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

Profile of the participants

●no age limit;
●able to work in English;
●available and fully committed to take part in the full duration of the activity;
●curious, open-minded, appreciate diversity and learn about each other’s realities;
●motivated to learn and to apply the values and approaches of the project, notably sport for all, grassroots sport popularizing, gender equality, social inclusion, human rights, democracy and intercultural dialogue;
●representatives of the youth or social sports workers, athletes, physical education teachers or active community leaders who already use or want to start use grassroots sport in their voluntary work;
●involved in sports projects in their community and motivated to implement youth sports initiatives for HRE and peacebuilding after training course;
●possess a sense of responsibility for one’s own actions, a commitment to personal and community development and continue the engagement with other participants through the international network of grassroots sport & HRE youth coaches;
●preferably be involved in an organisation or network, institution, formal and/or informal group that is ready to support them throughout the project duration and afterwards when implementing follow up youth sports initiatives for HRE and peacebuilding.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The following maximum travel reimbursement per participant is eligible:

  • Spain 20 EUR
  • Portugal 180 EUR
  • Serbia 275 EUR
  • Albania, Turkey, Ukraine 360 EUR
  • Jordan 530 EUR
  • Azerbaijan 820 EUR

Visa costs for participants from Azerbaijan, Jordan and Turkey would be covered up to 100 EUR per person, upon presenting relevant documents and proof of payment.

Participation fee

Participation fee in amount of 40 EUR should be paid by participants on the first day of training course.

Application

 

Organiser:

Dragones de Lavapies

Co-organiser(s):

  • League of Tolerance – Youth NGO

Phone: +380953106151

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infoletter Play for Human Rights.pdf

Contact for questions:

Oleksandr Fomichov

Facebook:

E-Mail: loft.ngo@gmail.com