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Training Course: Kaleidoscope

Dates: 17-24 May 2019

Venue: Castle Saunderson, Cavan, Ireland

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20nd May 2019

Kaleidoscope is a training programme designed to give youth workers (professional and volunteer) the confidence and competence to explore the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and citizenship with the young people they work with.

General Description

Kaleidoscope draws inspiration from the One World Citizens (OWC) training course which was created and developed by the same trainers. Following on from the experience and evaluation of two OWC trainings.

It seems reasonable to organize a next opportunity for practitioners within the Erasmus+ programme to take part in a training course exploring global issues, and their impact on young people.

We wish to carry out this project for two reasons. Firstly, we are living in more globalised and interconnected world. This new context warrants a reinforcement of solidarity and active citizenship.

Additionally, with the increasing trend of extremism globally, there is a need for a reinforcement of values related to this project and global citizenship in general such as sustainability, equality and peace.

The objectives of the training are:

– Examine the relationship between European citizenship and global citizenship

– Build skills, knowledge and attitudes related to addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 4 – Quality Education

– Explore a variety of methodologies related to tackling the SDGs

– Allow a space for participants to design their own SDGs activities

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food, programme and travel costs up to the maximum amount are fully covered.

The house will be self managed by the group during the course. This aligns with our educational approach which encourages sharing, responsibility and development of community spirit. Participants will share responsibility for everyday tasks such as washing up, cleaning and sorting garbage.

Food will be prepared by our staff who have vast experience of preparing food for large groups. In an effort to promote sustainability, the menu will be vegetarian with efforts made to use local produce where possible.

  • Cyprus: €530 •
  • Romania: €360 •
  • Czech Republic, Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Portugal: €275
  • UK: €180
  • Ireland:€0

Participation fee

The participation fee for this course is €50. For participants outside Ireland, this fee can be paid by cash on arrival.

Application

 

Organiser:

Development Perspectives – NGO

Phone: +353 858252744

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Kaleidoscope.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paul Crewe

E-Mail: dperasmustrainings@gmail.com

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Training Course Moving Beyond: Innovative learning tools for personal and professional development of youth

Dates: 6 – 14 June 2019

Venue: Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Romania

Application deadline: 15th April 2019

Long-term training program for youth workers including online learning, residential training courses and follow-up activities. The main learning areas in the training are Developmental and Positive psychology, and Nature based learning.

General Description

The training program is part of a two-year Erasmus+ project (Strategic Partnership) called “Moving Beyond” – innovative learning tools for personal and professional development of youth.

Under this project 66 youth workers from the three countries (24 from Romania, 24 from Bulgaria and 18 from Cyprus) will participate in an online learning process, 3 residential training courses and a follow-up/application phase (There will be three similar training programs. Each participant will participate in only one residential training).

About “Moving Beyond”

This project is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union through the Romanian National Agency (ANPCDEFP) under KA2, Strategic Partnership.

The project aim is defined as: “To foster quality and multidimensional improvements in youth work, in order to reach and empower marginalized young people, thus supporting their transition from youth to adulthood, their integration into the labor market and the chances for social inclusion and education.”

The three main concepts used in this project are:

  • Developmental psychology;
  • Positive psychology;
  • Nature based learning.

These three concepts are in the basics of the innovative tools for personal development targeting disadvantaged youth that will be developed and disseminated by the project. The participants in the project will develop knowledge and skills in these three areas and will participate in direct implementation of tools to young people.

Training Objectives

The learning process is built on a flow which combines elements of practice/experience, reflection, theory and application. Thus, we are aiming at:

  • To develop understanding about the potential of using Developmental psychology, Positive psychology and Nature based learning in the context of social inclusion of disadvantaged youth;
  • To increase the knowledge of youth workers regarding young people’s developmental needs;
  • To develop skills to use innovative practices and methods in direct work with disadvantaged youth;
  • To demonstrate and experience tools based on Developmental psychology, Positive psychology and Nature based learning;
  • To practice methods for inclusion developed during the training with local youth;
    To develop follow-up activities targeting disadvantaged young people.

Dates of The Residential Trainings

Each participant selected will participate in ONE of the residential training. The learning programme activities of all the trainings will be the same:

TC in Bulgaria – 6 – 14 June 2019
TC in Romania – 24 August – 1 September 2019
TC in Cyprus – 29 October – 6 November 2019

Participants’ Selection Criteria

The selection process will be based on the following criteria:

  • Relevant Professional Experience: persons who have at least 1 year of experience in youth work (or relevant field – social work, pedagogy, coaching, counseling etc.).
  • Motivation: persons who feel a strong calling to participate in this course and have strong and relevant motivation for joining the process. The motivation should be a blend of personal and professional factors. Since the trainings have a dimension of Nature based learning, we are looking for persons who feel comfortable being in nature and who can immerse in natural learning environments.
  • Capacity to use the Experience: each participant must be part of an organization/institution which is connected with the project topics or is willing to incorporate them in the future activities and projects.
    The participants must be over 18 years and have a good level of English.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursment will be done following the Erasmus+ regulations to the maximum of:

Training in Bulgaria:

  • Participants from Romania, Cyprus – 275 Euro
  • Participants from Bulgaria – 20 euro

Participation fee

There is NO participation fee for the training.

Application

 

Organiser:

Dreams for Life Association – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Learning for Change Foundation – Youth NGO
  • allaZOYME – Youth NGO

Phone: +359 896756267

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Moving Beyond.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ognian Gadoularov

E-Mail: ogi@learningforchange.net

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Training Course EUtopia? Diversity in a Changing Europe: Creative youth work lab for rethinking diversity solutions

Dates: 6-12 May 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 30 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, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 22nd March 2019

The creative lab is designed for critical thinkers, who work with young people and are not afraid of opening controversial questions and questioning concepts.

General Description

EUtopia? Diversity in a Changing Europe is a creative, analytical and critical learning experiment which will bring new life to old concepts. It is for the very experienced among us, who sometimes feel tired of thinking, and the very fresh ones, who sometimes feel lost and don’t know where to even begin.

If you are ready to dive deep in the meaning of diversity and use what you find to reshape the practices of youth work – then EUtopia is for you!

  • Have you ever wondered what diversity actually means?
  • Do you work with people who question if diversity has gone too far in Europe?
  • Living in times when Europe is undergoing major developments, do you ever wonder how to help young people make sense of it all?
  • Do you think it is time to reconsider the way we (you) work with young people nowadays?
  • Are you curious about the principles and practices of slow youth work in a world that is changing rapidly?
  • Would you like to go on an eight-month creative journey with a dynamic community of learners?

The learning process lasts for eight months. It will result in improved practices for supporting young people in changing Europe, and it will produce tools and approaches that will be shared in an online library for youth workers. It is comprised of four elements:

1st part: Home Lab for Introduction – online learning process consisting of 24 hours of individual work from March to May

2nd part: Lab for Critical Analysis – challenging and exploring concepts in Latvia, from 6th to 12th of May 2019

3rd part: Piloting Lab for Creativity and Experimentation – testing it all through local activities implemented by participants in their local communities

4th part: Designing Lab – creating new tools and approaches in Montenegro, from 8th to 13th of October 2019

The call is open to all youth field professionals. The selected participants are requested to take part in all parts of the Lab.

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the lab is to provide youth field professionals with an opportunity
1) to explore the complex and diverse realities of young people in a changing Europe and
2) to prepare to better respond to those realities by applying values-based perspective of diversity and reshaping their youth work practices.

The objectives of the lab are:

  • to create a community of learners ready to engage in a challenging, self-reflective, long term, dynamic learning process;
  • to identify the relevant socio-political and cultural conditions that influence the lives of young people on local and European level;
  • to explore the contexts in which young people grow up today, develop sensitivity to identity and culture-related issues that young people are confronted with, and critically evaluate the current youth work responses to them;
  • to understand reasoning and motivation behind young people’s views and attitudes, discover how opinions are formed, and practice critical thinking;
  • to challenge/ radicalize the concept of diversity, exploring it from a values-based, rather than from a normative policy perspective;
  • to develop the most relevant competences for reconsidering and reshaping youth work practices that fit the current challenges;

  • to develop participants’ own intercultural competence, as defined by the ETS Competence Model for Trainers and the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally;
  • to incorporate principles of slow youth work in diversity related practices;
  • to discover opportunities to incorporate values- based approach to diversity within Erasmus+ activities and to support international cooperation among participants.

The activity is organized in cooperation with Jaunatnes starptautisko programmu aģentūra (the Latvian National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth) and SALTO South East Europe and Inclusion and Diversity Resource Centres.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA 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:

Latvian National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • South-East Europe – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: +37129389370

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vladislava Skele

E-Mail: vladislava.skele@gmail.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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Training Course: Present Learner, Future Leader

Dates: 26 April – 2 May 2019

Venue: Hollókő, Hungary

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Estonia, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 17th March 2019

Present learner, future leader training course is focusing on developing the skills and competences of youth workers to empower them to take up leadership positions and to equip them with tools to lead a youth organisation.

General Description

Present learner – Future leader is a training course focusing on the development of skills and competences of youth workers in organisational management. The main aim of the training course is to develop the competences of youth workers to engage and empower them to take up leadership positions and to equip them with tools to lead a youth organisation.

The training course is build up on the idea of understanding and applying organizational management techniques such as planning and organizing, leadership skills development, people, time and budget management. During the training course youth worker will develop their skills and competences in such important topics as assertive communication, effective team-work and strategic planning while understanding the importance of youth work and the role they play in the development of their communities.

With this training course we seek to improve the level of key competences and skills of youth workers, such as sense of initiative and entrepreneurship and multilingualism, in order to improve the quality of their work and the activities they organise, and to reach further into the European dimension of their youth work.

Taking under consideration the needs of the organizations involved the content of this training course will be based on the following objectives:
– To identify the role of youth work in our societies and to understand the importance of youth workers
– To provide participants with different tools to acquire knowledge and to develop skills and competencies in organizational management
– To introduce effective communication, leadership and team-work techniques
– To develop competences to implement tools, non-formal and informal educational methods of decision making and strategic thinking
– To provide space for participants for discussion and sharing best practices and to develop their leadership skills and competences
– To improve knowledge about Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for enhancing the international dimension of youth work through capacity building activities

At the end of the training course, our participants will be motivated to participate more actively in the lives of their organisations, develop more projects with and for young people and will be better equipped to provide a higher quality of youth work delivery due to their experience, skills and knowledge.

During the activities of the training course we will use different kinds of non-formal and informal educational methods, such as small and large group work, individual time for reflection, simulation and situation activities, role plays, energizers, case studies, interactive presentations etc. We can offer a wide range of methods to the participants including indoor and outdoor training elements.

The venue place of the project is Hollókő, Hungary. It is an 8-day long training course with 24 participants and 4 trainers/facilitators/experts/logistic assistants from the following countries: Hungary, United Kingdom, Italy, Estonia, Latvia and Turkey.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation, food and programme costs are fully covered by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are determined by standards set strictly by Erasmus+ Programme.

The maximum possible travel contribution for each person is 275 Euro.

Travel costs for Hungarian participants is fully covered.

Participation fee

A participation fee of €50 per participant is expected to be paid as contribution.

Application

 

Organiser:

Tudatos Ifjúságért Alapítvány/Foundation for Youth Awareness – Youth NGO

Phone: 0036304142044

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Zita Szalai

E-Mail: zita.szalai@tudatosifjusag.hu

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Training Course Jump IN: How to develop Youth Exchange projects!?

Dates: 14-20 May 2019

Venue: Florina, Greece

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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 22nd March 2019

This training offers an international learning experience for youth work practitioners who want to develop competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Do you work with young people? Are you aware of a number of funding opportunities offered within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme? Then this Training course is for you!

This training offers an international learning experience for youth work practitioners who want to learn about the opportunities of Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

It will develop competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Jump In will provide a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Context of the TC

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme offers a wide range of international learning opportunities for young people: learning mobility of individuals is considered to bring long lasting benefits to the participants and the organizations involved and should ideally be accessible to everyone.

Nevertheless it is often the case that young people and youth organizations do not know about these opportunities. The Erasmus+ Youth Programme is a Programme for all, and efforts should be made to include young people with fewer opportunities.

Jump In will increase the impact of youth work by promoting Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges as a tool and to disseminate non formal education. Its principles and methods are to empower young people with fewer opportunities as real actors of the society.

Together with participants we want to take a look to their local realities and think about youth exchanges that can have a larger impact and be more accessible to everyone, in order to create a solid bridge between the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and young people with fewer opportunities.

The objectives of this project are:

  • To provide basic information about the Erasmus+ Youth Programme for newcomers focusing on Youth exchange activities and their potential to enhance new possibilities for young people with fewer opportunities.
  • To allow participants to learn and practice methods to work with young people in various youth exchange situations.
  • To reflect on the power of words and how to communicate meaningfully with young people.
  • To learn how to organize creative activities with little resources, helping participants map out all the resources in their community that can be used during Youth Exchange projects.
  • To share experiences and good practices at local/ regional level and adapting it to an international context.

Methodology

The training will be a learning-by-doing experience. The methodology will focus on non-formal education. We will create a space where the participants and trainers can learn from each other: workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics, individual and group reflection, open space, design thinking.

The trainers’ team will create a learning space, where participants will create the main input/ content from their local and regional perspective to build youth exchange projects.

We invite all those working directly with young people to join this training and learn more about Erasmus+ Youth Programme, more specifically Youth Exchanges. This training course is for newcomers into this program to develop their competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

We also invite people who are curious and motivated about setting up impactful Youth Exchanges to join.

Participants Profile:

  • Professional or volunteer youth workers.
  • Preferable linked to a youth organization.
  • Motivated to learn about and make use of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme with young people with fewer opportunities.
  • Minimum 18 years old.
  • Able to use English as a working language in order to establish effective communication during group-work and sessions.
  • To attend the full duration of the training.
  • Willing to work on the quality of their international projects.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (INEDIVIM), Hellenic NA for Erasmus+ Youth

Phone: +302131314450

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Jump-In Programme 2019.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 22-26 May 2019

Venue: Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Germany

Application deadline: 17th March 2019

ATTENTION: German Speaking seminar!

A German-speaking 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 an European Voluntary Service/a volunteering 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 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 German-speaking 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 will receive a certificate.

Curious now? Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

For German participants travel costs (on the basis 2nd class by train, public transport, or in justified cases economy flight or car) are covered less 20,00€ own contribution.

Please contact your European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth 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.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from call to call and country to country.

For German participants a contribution of 20 € will be charged and deducted from the travel reimbursement.

In cases of short-term cancellation or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth Programme in Germany

Phone: 0049 228 9506 254

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Malte Krumrey

E-Mail: krumrey@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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Training Course: Developing digital tools to engage young people in Politics

Dates: 10-16 March 2019

Venue: Portimão, Portugal

Eligible are 10 participants coming from: United Kingdom

Application deadline: 28th February 2019

During this training course in Portugal, youth workers will gain experience, knowledge and training in order to use digital gamification tools and activities to engage young people in European politics and elections. Looking for UK PARTICIPANTS ONLY!

General Description

With approaching European Parliamentary Elections in 2019, we believe that we should foster a new approach towards the EU as a vehicle for positive change and we should engage European citizens to question themselves about the kind of Europe they want in the near future.

In order to do so, young people should be the key actors and the first ones to be addressed, as they can be leaders and multipliers in identifying and fostering concrete innovative ways towards a more democratic, equal and inclusive Union.

Aware of these findings and strong with the inputs of the many youth organisations we work with on a daily basis within our network and beyond, we believe it is fundamental to contribute to young people knowledge and understanding of the EU and its institutions and to provide opportunities for young people to become proactive and informed European citizens.

For this reason, we want to build together a road-map that will allow youth not only to understand how the EU works and what it has been contributing to their lives so far but also to reflect on how they can actively contribute to a better future for the Union. As this is a long process with a clear idea of what we want to have as an overall outcome of the project, we planned various activities and meetings such are:

– Activity 1 – Let’s start playing! Setting the common ground – Youth workers from partner organisations will take part in a training course in Portimao, Portugal. During this training course, the youth workers will gain experience, knowledge and the needed training in order to use the beta version of the application/platform we all will develop and us it in our work throughout the project.

– Activity 2 – Beyond Games: Road Map to 2019 EP Elections – Following the training, the trained youth workers will be delivering and facilitating gamification activities at the local level and support other young people to use the beta version of the application/platform.

– Activity 3 – First youth exchange – After the 2019 European Parliamentary elections, the participants of the roadmap events will be part of the Youth Exchange that will be held in Brussels and get the opportunity to meet with MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) and discuss about youth participation in general, our project and ask them different questions.

– Activity 4 – Training of local facilitators – The participants of the first Youth Exchange held in Brussels will be later on part of the training of local facilitators which will then create educational events at a local level peer to peer.

– Activity 5 – Playing (G)Local – The local facilitators will take part in the educational events held at a local level with the support of the initial 50 youth workers

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

Your sending organisation (DYPALL, YEU, ABS, Project2020/Hiraeth, La Fenice) will cover all costs related to accommodation and food and up to 275 euros of travel costs from the resident country, except Portugal. 100% of visa costs will be reimbursed

All reimbursements will be done only by bank transfer. Transfer to non-EU countries will be done, preferably to the account of partner organization representing due to high bank rates.

There won’t be any fee for attending this project

Application

 

Organiser:

YEU & partners – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • DYPALL – Youth NGO
  • Hiraeth – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoletter Developing Digital Tools.pdf

Contact for questions:

Portia Jones & Daniel Carter

Website: https://www.hiraethcic.org/

E-Mail: ayly@hiraethcic.org