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Training Course: StageCraft for Youth Workers

Dates: 3-10 August 2019

Venue: Sluňákov, Horka nad Moravou, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th June 2019

Develop advanced communication, presentation and facilitation skills for youth work, with an experienced team combining approaches such as theatre, comedy, storytelling, psychology, sociology, education, music, social & creative community work.

General Description

“StageCraft for Youth Workers” is the second edition, funded by the Erasmus+ programme and promoted by the Czech NGO Vice Versa, of a training format on advanced communication, presentation and facilitation skills development, targeting primarily youth and social workers and educators.

The project is a 7 days residential training which combines approaches such as theatre, comedy, storytelling, psychology, sociology, education, music, social & creative community work.

The project will take place in the Czech Republic, close to the city of Olomouc, in the beautiful ecological centre Sluňákov, from the 3rd to the 10th of August 2019 (travel days included). It will involve 24 participants and 4 trainers from 10 different European countries (Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom).

The objectives of the training course are:

• To develop and build on a greater understanding of the presentation and engagement skills and experiences of youth workers;
• To explore and understand the effects of effective presentation and engagement with an audience of young people and in the role of youth worker;
• To gain a greater awareness of the theory behind “Stagecraft” taken from the fields of psychology, sociology, education, theatre and creative community (comedy, music and drama);
• To identify and realise the opportunities to put the skills developed into practice;

A Word on the Approach

The course seeks to develop what we think are the advanced skills – sometimes neglected – of being able to use the environment, our physiology, our body language and the content of our message to make our youth work even more effective. We will draw from applied psychology and from skills-sets used in theatre by professional presenters and comedians, to make the training diverse and exciting.

Participants will have opportunities to reflect on the fact that – as well as expensive and ubiquitous technology – there are many other resources and skills we can use to keep young people engaged, and develop effective relationships with them. Our course will be highly interactive, we will apply each methodology on the spot, and participants will have many chances to challenges themselves in and out of their comfort zones to develop new awareness and skills. Be prepared for some real Stagecraft thrills!

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

Travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards up to the following amounts:

  • Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland – 180€
  • Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Greece, Ireland  – 275€
  • Spain, Portugal – 360€

Participation fee

The course foresees a non-refundable participation bond of 30€ to be paid by bank transfer after selection and an on-the-spot participation fee – to be paid in cash – on a sliding scale from 20€ to 70€. Participants will be free to choose their contribution according to their own personal financial possibilities and the value they see in 7 days training programme.

Application

 

Organiser:

Vice Versa CZ – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack StageCraft.pdf

Contact for questions:

StageCraft Team

E-Mail: stagecraft.training@gmail.com

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Training Course Better Together: Creation of a Network for Youth Employability in Europe

Dates: 10-14 August 2019

Venue: Bragança, Portugal

Eligible are 50 participants coming from: Austria, France, Germany, Portugal

Application deadline: 29th June 2019

This training is designed to build Portuguese-speaking youth workers capacities from various European countries. At the end of the training, they will become part of a network that will empower them for their daily youth work.

General Description

From the 10th to 14th of August 2019 in Bragança, Portugal (region CIM of Trás-os-Montes); CAP Magellan in collaboration with ASPPA (Associação dos pós graduados Portugueses na Alemanha), ADYFE (African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe), CNJ (Conselho Nacional da Juventude Portuguesa) and Bué Fixe (associação juvenil afro-portuguesa) is organizing under the Erasmus+ programme a training: “Better Together! Creation of a Network for Youth Employability in Europe”.

The training’s aim is to encourage exchange of good practices, the emergence of ideas to find solutions to increase employability of young people in Europe. This training is designed to build Portuguese-speaking youth workers capacities from various European countries and nationalities. At the end of the training, they will become part of a network.

All participants will take part in seminars, trainings as well as cultural and educational visits that will empower them for their daily youth work. This meeting of European youth workers will take place during four days in Portugal.

  • So, do you speak Portuguese?
  • Are you a youth worker or in regular contact with young people in your association?
  • Do you want to work for a better employability of young people on the European level and participate in the creation of a transnational network of Portuguese-speaking youth workers?

We are searching for participants corresponding to the following profile:

  • you speak Portuguese (minimum B2 level of Portuguese)
  • you live in Austria / Germany / Portugal / France: according to the rules of Erasmus+ Programme, only 50 participants of these countries will be taken in charge by the project
  • if you don’t live in one of these countries, you can still send your application and it will be analysed based on your motivation and the places available.
  • For candidates living outside of Austria / Germany / Portugal / France (due to the European Union Programme), international transport won’t be taken in charge of by the project.
  • you are a youth worker, representative or active member of an association related to young people, engaged in youth projects or in contact with young people at your work place

Selection criteria

The connection of the candidates with a disadvantaged public (and with asylum seekers / refugees) , your experience as a youth worker and your interest in the topic will be favored.

If you are interested in the project and want to know if your profile matches the criteria, do not hesitate to contact us. All profile will be taken into consideration.  A Gender balance will be kept.

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

We will refund up to the limit of the following scale for a return trip:

  • € 360 for participants from Germany,
  • € 275 for participants from France and Austria,
  • € 180 for participants from Portugal

to the partner organisation after the seminar. upon presentation of proof of expense and provided that he/she has been present at the whole event. The refund of travel costs is limited to participants coming from Germany/France/Austria or Portugal due to the rules of Erasmus+ Programme.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Cap Magellan – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • ADYFE – Youth NGO
  • CNJ – Youth NGO
  • Bué Fixé – Youth NGO

Phone: +33179351100

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Youth Employability in Europe Portugal.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nelly Scholz

E-Mail: reseau@capmagellan.org

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Training Course GOALS: Great COOrdinators with Advanced Leading Skills

Dates: 25-31 August 2019

Venue: Dolný Kubín, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 15 participants coming from: Georgia, Italy, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 11th July 2019

We invite you to our town Dolný Kubín, Slovakia to learn about topic of volunteering management in a non-formal atmosphere from an experienced organization Mladiinfo.

General Description

– Needs of the volunteers and organisations,
– Setting up the tasks for and with the volunteers,
– Mentoring and supervision,
– How to follow up the progress,
– Conflict management.

The training will have many practical emements. Volunteers from Armenia, Russia and Spain who are currecntly doing their EVS in the town will be involved. We will visit several organizations working with international and local volunteer in the town and the region.

Examples of learning outcomes

Preparation: after the training the participants from different organisations will be more aware of the needs of the volunteers and organisations and how to align them before the volunteer comes.

The organisational skills: we will make sure that the participants understand better after the training the importance of setting up the appropriate tasks for the volunteers, while having in mind the learning process of the volunteer and the mission of the organisation at the same time.

Communication skills: the training will to a high extend focus on the importance of effective communication (how to communicate with the volunteer(s), rest of the team, with the coordinating organisation, sending organisation, etc.).

Intercultural learning: the participants will also understand more on the importance of keeping in mind different cultural background of the volunteers.

Organizers

Ondrej Mäsiar is chairman of Mladiinfo Slovensko. He did his EVS in Mladiinfo organization in Skopje North Macedonia in 2010. In 2017 he was recognized by the European Commission as a inspiring young change maker who under the Erasmus+ programme has made an impact in the communities, inspired other citizens and developed innovative ideas.

Ivana Petrisková started as project coordinator at Mladiinfo Slovensko in Bratislava in 2017. She has been actively involved in different NGOs, working with the topics such as development, democracy, dialogue, good governance or youth work since 2013.

EVS volunteers from Armenia, Russia, Spain and local volunteers.

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

  • Italy, Turkey275 eur
  • Spain, Georgia 360 eur
  • Slovakia 20 eur

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Mladiinfo Slovensko – Youth NGO

Phone: +421 907 330 521

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTraining Goals Slovakia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ondrej Mäsiar

E-Mail: info@mladiinfo.sk

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Study Visit: Tandems for good practices of local youth work

Dates: 15-17 September 2019

Venue: Lower Austria, Austria

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Hungary

Application deadline: 10th July 2019

Are you ready for reflecting on your own youth work practice, build partnerhsips and get new inputs? Join the Study Visit! Participants will explore good and innovative practices of local youth work in Austria and Hungary.

General Description

The National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and their partners developed a long-term cooperation project called ‘Europe Goes Local (EGL) – Supporting Youth Work at the Municipal Level’.

This study visit is one of several joint events carried out under the EGL project, aiming to support the development of local youth work mainly focusing on existing practices of youth work in Austria and in Hungary.

This program consists of two study visits, it is foreseen that the participants attend both, in order to explore examples from both countries.

  • Austrian Study Visit: 15-17. September 2019
  • Hungarian Study Visit: 27-31. January 2020

Aims

  • To strengthen partnership among practitioners and policy-makers in the field of youth.
  • To boost quality of municipal youth work by providing learning focused field visits.
  • To understand and reflect on practices of youth work and how they can be adapted to various localities.
  • To promote the Erasmus+ Youth Programme among participants as a funding source for quality development of youth work.

Profile of participants:

The target group are: Youth workers, representatives of youth organizations and representatives of municipalities; Ideally, tandems of one municipality representative and one youth worker/youth leader of the same community take part in the Study Visit.
Basic English language competences is preferred
Available to attend both of the study visits.

Possible types of field visits:

  • Services with open youth work approach.
  • Mobile youth work.
  • Youth coaching for communities
  • Youth policies in partnerships of stakeholders and its implementation.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Austrian National Agency – Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organiser:

  • Hungarian National Agency Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Phone: +431586754421

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sophie Hammer

E-Mail: sophie.hammer@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 ETS trainer skills workshop: Exploring learning environments in training

Dates: 10-13 December 2019

Venue: Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Eligible are 24 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st September 2019

This TSW will offer the opportunity for trainers to explore how they define and develop learning environments.

General Description

The learning process is generally the core of the educational activity. This therefore requires not only a special attention, but also to create a suitable environment that supports participants not to limit themselves to the experimentation part and to fully engage with their own conscious learning process.

To strengthen the learning dimension of the educational activities that the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps programme offer, it is important to analyse and contrast the different outlines, situations and possible scenarios where the learning process occur.

A learning process that has been carefully considered but that does not include caring for its environment and what it offers, has an impact on the way participants will engage with their learning experience. It plays a role with regard to motivation to learn, the trust to engage in the process, the sense of well-being, of belonging, of having space for emotions, and in terms of personal and group safety. This is why it is important to have a multidimensional in order to fully support the learning potential.

Aim

The main purpose of this TSW ‘Exploring learning environments in training – creating frames that favour the learning process’ is to explore how to create engaging, inspiring and trustful learning environments in a training context.

Intentions

  • to exchange practices and approaches to create learning environments in a training context,
  • to explore what are the factors that support creating a trustful, inspiring and engaging learning environment (e.g. safety, self-awareness, trust, motivation…),
  • to provide opportunities for further training activities to achieve good practice related with safe learning environment in their activities,
  • to link the experience during the TSW to trainers’ practices,
  • to [better] understand the ETS Competence Model for Trainers Working at International Level and its connection with the theme.

Target group and team of trainers

TSWs are targeting trainers who already have a long-term experience with training in the field of youth. We do not wish to set a strict minimum number of years of experience or a number of training courses but rather focus on the need for applicants to have the capacity to reflect on their practice as trainers, which generally require several years of regular practice. The training activity is for trainers who wish to develop their competence with regard to particular areas/skills and transfer the learning to their youth work practice.

The team of this TSW is composed of Toni Pozo and Monika Kėžaitė-Jakniūnienė.

Duration

2,5 days. Arrivals on the 10th evening and departures after lunch on the 13th.

Context

This TSW is organised by the “Trainer Competence Development” project

The Austrian, Dutch, Czech, Estonian, German, Irish, Polish, Slovenian and Spanish Erasmus+: Youth Programme National Agencies together with the SALTO Training and Cooperation RC develop and carry out this long-term NA strategic partnership project.

Supporting the competence development of trainers is an important aspect to ensure the high quality of youth worker trainings in Europe. The ETS therefore calls for the development of a modular system to train the trainers of youth workers by defining a set of essential competences that can be acquired in specific courses and serve to establish a pool of certified trainers in Europe.

SALTO T&C RC keeps this subject on its agenda and develops projects in cooperation with NAs and other stakeholders.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Spanish National Agency

Phone: +34 91

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Leticia Sánchez

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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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PBA: Money Does not Grow on Trees

Dates: 1-8 July 2019

Venue: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic   

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Lithuania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 17th June 2019

Learning how to take care of money at a young age can be crucial in ensuring good finances later in life. By implementing the two-phase project, we want to contribute to financial literacy in society by educating young people in their personal finances.

General Description

Learning how to take care of money at a young age can be crucial in ensuring good finances later in life. By implementing the two-phase project “Money does not grow on trees” under Erasmus+ program, we want to contribute to financial literacy in society by educating young people in their personal finances.

We think it is our responsibility to prepare the next generation to manage their financial affairs.

The project “Money does not grow on trees” is consisted out of 2 parts. The first part is the Partnership building activity or PBA. It is targeted for teachers, organization representatives and youth workers or anyone that has knowledge of financial literacy and would like to share his/her knowledge.

Together, we will concept the second phase, which is the Training Course (TC) for youth, and show young people how to deal with their own financial affairs.

Objectives:

  • Bringing professionals together to learn from each other and to share the best practices
  • Form new partnership bonds that could continue in the form of Erasmus+ initiatives/projects by using non-formal tools
  • Analysis of specific problems/ issues related to educational programs and approach to financial literacy.
  • Based on this knowledge, preparing sessions for the second project phase (creating methodology and program for the training course.)

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed based on distance band and original receipts/tickets and provided bank account after the event.

  • Czech Republic – 20 euro
  • Slovak Republic – 180 euro
  • Germany, Lithuania – 275 euro
  • France – 820 euro

Participation fee

Each participant is invited to contribute to this course with 20 Euros.

A modest contribution from participants to the overall costs of a project helps to create a sense of investment and ownership as well as participants tend to value what they receive more when they have contributed to it. Those costs will contribute to the implementation of the project activities and raising the quality of the educational part as well as the overall project management.

Application

 

Organiser:

KURO Hradec Kralove z.s. – Youth NGO

Phone: +420731935938

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Money Wisdom.pdf

Contact for questions:

Piece of Peace in Finland

Study Visit: International Countryside

Dates: 14-18 October 2019

Venue: Lappeenranta, Lemi, Rautjärvi, Finland

Eligible are 25-30 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 1st September 2019

Small organisations in rural areas can find human resources as a challenge in organising international youth projects. This study visit shows good practices in one region in Finland. The countryside can be international!

General Description

Do you want to meet other youth workers from countryside, villages, rural centres and small towns, where distances, human resources and size of the organisation can cause challenges for international youth projects?

We know that international youth work can be done in villages and small towns, regardless of the challenges. We also know the impact of these projects can be much larger in small places than large cities.

Practices from Eastern Finland

We will look at the cooperation of actors in a Finnish region South Carelia. During the study visit you will see how international activities were initiated in the region with the help of the largest town and how the small villages learned to adopt international activities as a permanent part of their work.

You will meet young people who have been part of international projects, see how projects have been carried out in small places and explore what kind of benefits of regional cooperation gives.

Objectives:

  • compare realities of rural areas in different parts of Europe
  • understand how international youth projects can be done in the rural areas
  • see examples of projects and working ways

  • find partners for future projects
  • explore the opportunities of EU’s youth programmes (Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps) in rural settings
  • Participants from the countryside

Do you carry out regular youth work or youth activities in a rural setting? If you are working in a public or non-governmental organisation in a small rural town, in a village or in a coutryside centre, you can benefit from this study visit.

You should be over 18 and and your role in the organisation should be active – maybe you organise regular activities directly to the young people in your organisation or you want to develop your organisation towards international projects.

It does not matter, if you have never organised an international youth activity. This can be your step into the European projects. If you have experiences, you should be curious to explore new ways in working in projects.

If you are from a big city and or you represent a university student organisations we will not prioritise your application. If you are a volunteer in your organisation, your role should be relevant in the planning and implementation of the organisation’s activities.

Municipal youth work and NGOs

The study visit will visit the City of Lappeenranta, Municipality of Rautjärvi and Lemi 4H Organisation. We will be accommodated in Lappeenranta and visit the other villages in the region.

Participants from Europe and Eastern Partnership+ Russia

The call is open for all Erasmus+ Programme Countries, however, the following countries have signed up as partners and therefore we will prioritise applicants from Austria, Belgium (FR), Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, Finland and Switzerland.

If you are from some other country, you can apply, but your country may not have reserved money for sending participants to this activity. If you want to know how the travel costs are covered or if your country is sending participants, you have to contact the national agency in your own country.

You are welcomed to join the study visit from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Azerbaijan or Armenia. If you will be selected, Finland will cover your travel and visa costs.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

EDUFI, National Agency of Erasmus+ in Finland – National Agency

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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.