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PBA Trans-Siberian: Another Extraordinary Educational Adventure. Partnership Building Seminar with study visits elements

Dates: 13-19 June 2020

Venue: Moscow-Novosibirsk-Achinsk-Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries ( Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine )

Application deadline: 13th April 2020

ATTENTION: COVID 19 Announcement: please note that the dates of the seminar might change. After the group is recruited (beginning of May), we will check the situation and make final decision, if to keep the June dates or move the seminar to autumn. Hopefully by beginning of May the situation with coronavirus is much better and foreseeable.

The activity aims to create strong ties among participating coordinators of European Solidarity Corps as well as to learn about volunteering realities in Russia. The concept of the activity is built on idea of experiential, adventure learning.

General Description

The seminar will start in Moscow, but major part will be held during a Trans-Siberian train ride from Moscow to Novosibirsk (2 days and 2 nights), with the proper working sessions on board as well as visits to organisations and meetings with local communities in Novosibirsk, Achinsk and Krasnoyarsk. Additionally, for interested coordinators, we will organise a weekend trip to an eco-village in the taiga, accredited for the European Solidarity Corps (20-21 June).

Objectives:

  • to get to know each other personally and professionally;
  • to build trust and partnership among participating organisations holding ESC quality label;
  • to deepen understanding of quality in international volunteering in ESC;
  • to learn about reality of volunteering organisations in Russia;
  • to foster networking among participants and create space for projects’ building;

The programme will be built on experiential learning, adventure and outdoor methodology, allowing participants on one hand to meet local organisations and discover their realities and on the other hand to discuss quality elements of cooperation within European Solidarity Corps. The whole experience will be enhanced by networking and partnership building sessions to allow new project ideas to emerge. Throughout the process participants will be able to learn and experience the intercultural reality of the region.

This activity is built upon the experience that our institutions gained during similar events using river boat cruises “Between Ladoga and Onega” and “Volga Experience” in Russia (2012-13) as well as during train travel seminar “Train Adventure” in Ukraine (2014) and during outdoor seminar “From Sea to Mountains” also in Ukraine (2015) as well as the “Argonautika” sea seminar in western Georgia (2016) and “The colour of pomegranate” seminar in Armenia (2017).

More about the Adventure Education and our experiences

Participants and Team:

The activity will bring together 24 volunteering coordinators representing accredited organisations of European Solidarity Corps from Eastern Partnership countries and Russia as well as Programme Countries.

Participants profile:

  • having basic experience in international volunteering projects management;
  • representing an organisation that holds quality label of the European Solidarity Corps;
  • being motivated to develop ESC volunteering between Programme countries and the region of Eastern Europe and Caucasus;
  • having a working knowledge of English, the working language of the activity;
  • available to actively attend the full duration of the activity (13-19 June);
  • open for surprising learning situations;

The team will be composed of an one external facilitator as well as a SALTO EECA officer experienced in European Solidarity Corps and cooperation between Programme Countries and Eastern Partnership countries and Russia.

There will be also a representative(s) of the national agencies of the European Solidarity Corps, allowing participants to gain expertise from first hand as well as a documentarian preparing a video of the event.

Important: Please take into consideration, that this seminar is based on Adventure Education! The seminar will require full participation from mornings till evenings. There is no traditional sessions, but naturally there are breaks during the process.

Due to lots of travelling there will be no possibility to do any other kind of work and time to open your computer will be very limited! The group will spent several nights in night trains, in sleeping compartments, equipped with bed sheets. There will be max. 2 nights in a row in a train, so we can also enjoy hotels and showers on the way.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

The board and lodging during the activity for all participants will be provided by organisers.

For interested coordinators we will cover additional overnight in Moscow (12-13 June; no food until lunch on 13th June) as well as weekend visit to eco-village accredited for ESC in the forests of Krasnoyarski Kraj (19-22 June).

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs of participants from Eastern Partnership countries and Russia will be covered fully by organisers (participants need to cover their medical/travel insurance and city transfers to/from airports).

Travel costs of participants from Programme Countries will be covered by relevant National Agency on its own principles. (This activity is financed by NET 2020, budget for networking activities within European Solidrity Corps).

Participation fee

The organisers are not collecting any participation fees.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre

Co-organisers:

  • Polish, Czech, Finnish and French National Agencies of the European Solidarity Corps

Phone: +48 22 4 631 462

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tomasz Szopa

E-Mail: tszopa@frse.org.pl

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: Special Puzzle

Dates: 8-12 June 2020

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 18th May 2020

Contact-making seminar for organisations working with youth with special needs under the guidelines of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) and Erasmus+ (Youth) programs.

General Description

Aim: To encourage and support organisations that work with young people with special needs to develop inclusive projects under the guidelines of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) and Erasmus+ Youth programs.

The activity will facilitate getting to know each other’s work and interests, explore potential ideas for common projects and build experience and quality partnerships.

The activity will bring together different representatives of organisations, working directly with young people with special needs. We invite both newcomers and more experienced organisations to the program. In three full working days, we will provide the space and inspiration to network and to discover the factors which compose good, inclusive projects. It will be the start of planning projects together.

Profile of organizations:

supporting/working directly with youth with special needs.

Objectives:

  • To create a space for meeting fellow organisations working with the same target group and establishing partnerships and networks.
  • To explore European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ Youth programs as a tool for supporting active participation and social integration of young people with special needs and empowering them to succeed.
  • To explore quality criteria in developing successful future projects.
  • To inspire and to encourage the participants to develop, to apply and to implement future projects within the programs.

Elements of the program:

  1. Presentation of ESC and Erasmus+ Youth programs.
  2. Presentation of, and field visits to best practice.
  3. Stimulating capacity building on more effective inclusion of their own target group.
  4. Partnership building activities.
  5. Space and time for project creation (aims, goals, partners, next steps)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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

Participation fee

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

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency of International Youth Cooperation – National Agency

Phone: (8 5) 250 7440

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Lithuania.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aistė Natkevičiūtė

E-Mail: aiste@jtba.lt

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 POWER:  Project factory for Empowerment of Young People In & After Imprisonment

Dates: 19-25 April 2020

Venue: Jurmala, Latvia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries,

Application deadline: 22nd March 2020

Training programme for staff members of closed institutions (detention services, prisons), probation centres, NGO’s to explore non-formal learning and develop common European Solidarity Corps & Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects involving young people.

General Description

Training programme has following objectives:

  •  To provide time and space for sharing good practices and methodologies on social inclusion from participants’ experience and daily work with young people in or after imprisonment
  •  To give an opportunity to define the role and place for non-formal learning in work with young people in or after imprisonment

  •  To establish new partnerships and networks on national and international level for further collaborations
  •  To develop concrete project ideas that can be implemented under European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ Youth Programme

The methodology of the project factory is based on the fundamental principles of non-formal education.

An essential element of the methodology is based on the holistic nature of the learning experience, through methods that involve not only cognitive or intellectual approaches but also covering the behavioural and attitudinal ones.

The diversity of working methods (presentations, open space technology, design thinking, energizers, individual reflection, technical project management, feedback techniques, teamwork, etc.) will make more sense than ever in order to better illustrate the meaning of non-formal learning and support youth empowerment in and after imprisonment.

Profile of participants:

  •  Staff members of closed institutions like detention services, prisons etc. (social workers, psychologists, project coordinators, youth workers, etc.) and probation services who work with young people on a daily basis
  •  NGO members working or willing to work in closed institutions
  •  Able to work in English
  •  Aged 18+
  • Ready and able to take part in the training programme for its all duration

Participants are invited to apply in tandems or individually to foster cooperation and mutual support in implementation of common projects aiming at empowering young people in and after imprisonment. Participants will be provided the mentoring support during and after the training course.

After the training course partnerships are expected to develop and submit project application within the European Solidarity corps and Erasmus+ programme. By applying for a training course participants commit themselves to cooperate in the development of a project application.

Training in April is followed by practical phase as individual/team work in participants organisations with mentoring support from trainers in the development of a project applications.

The language of the training course will be English.

Trainers: Natalya Gudakovska and Federica Milano.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme 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

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

Participation fee

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

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency for International Programs for Youth in Latvia – National Agency

Phone: +371 67356258

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Jana Priedniece

E-Mail: jana.priedniece@jaunatne.gov.lv

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course: You go Youth Goals!

Dates: 9-12 June 2020

Venue: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

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

Application deadline: 19th April 2020

The Youth Goals were defined by young people and policy makers and should now be put into action at the local level. This event aims on promoting the goals and help youth workers understand what they are and how they can be used to motivate youngsters.

General Description

The youth goals were defined by young people and policy makers during the last cycle of the Structured Dialogue (now known as the Youth Dialogue). The Youth Goals should now be put into concrete action at the local level.

The training event You go Youth Goals aims to promote the goals and help youth workers to better understand what they are and how they can be used to motivate young people to get active. It is also a great opportunity to use the European Solidarity Corps to get young people to become more active and work towards these goals. Therefore, this training will also focus on the exchange of good practices and learn how to best use the Solidarity Corps to do so.

The training will mainly be focused on understanding what the Youth Goals are and how to use them to inspire projects and motivate young people to get active. For this we will be alternating between knowledge building and knowledge sharing modules, as well as practical exercises that aim on better understanding how to develop projects around this topic.

In order to assure the quality of the training event, we intend on collaborating with youth researchers from the University of Luxembourg, as well as the Luxembourgish Youth Delegates for the Youth Dialogue (formerly known as the Structured Dialogue).

Additional Program elements

Free walking tour
For participants arriving on Friday morning or early afternoon, we will be offered a free 90 min walking tour to discover the city.

Welcome Dinner and Networking event
The first evening, participants will have the opportunity to mingle and network around a walking dinner in Esch-sur-Alzette.

Welcome and intro event
The formal programme of the training event will start with a welcoming event, where participants will be offered an introduction to the event by the host organisation and followed by a presentation and discussion by a guest speaker. We are intending on partnering up with several other local organisations working on this topic to also offer participants a better understanding of the origin and purpose of the youth goals.

Winery tour and Schengen visit
The second evening will be dedicated to visit a winery in Schengen, followed by a wine tasting event and a dinner. Schengen is mostly known for donating its name to the Schengen Agreement, an European Agreement that introduced the free mobility in the European Union.

Dinner in the city and cultural event
The last evening will be dedicated to a cultural event with dinner in Luxembourg city.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

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.

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

Participation fee

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

Application

 

Organiser:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Pétillances

Phone: 00352 621 590 164

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Patrick Azevedo

E-mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

E-Mail: pazevedo@petillances.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 TOSCA: European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 31 August – 4 September 2020

Venue: Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 3rd July 2020

The training activity aims to support and build up the capacities of organizations that actively participate in volunteering actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and impact in the respective projects.

General Description

Objectives and benefits of the training course:

  • Foster understanding, awareness and commitment to core quality criteria of the European Solidarity Corps
  • Build up competences on how to design and implement European Solidarity Corps projects with a view to quality
  • Ensure clarity and support on how the programme works formally: opportunities, guidelines, structures, priorities, rules, and procedures
  • Give space to participants to express burning issues and needs and offer support where possible
  • Foster a supportive community of organisations involved in the European Solidarity Corps
  • Awaken the learner within

Part of the course is an obligatory online preparatory phase:

Before the residential training course in Germany, there is a mandatory online preparatory/introductory phase. It aims to introduce basic information in order to establish common grounds as well as provide a place where participants will start to form a community of learners and will carry out first homework and assessments of their own organisation, local community and own needs.

We are looking for participants who:

  • are involved in the Volunteering Actions in European Solidarity Corps Programme
  • are connected to organisations/institutions holding a Quality Label for Volunteering (or an accreditation for Volunteering in Erasmus+).
  • have a crucial role in and commitment to providing conditions for high quality activities
  • ensuring a positive impact of Volunteering Activities within their community
  • creating learning opportunities within the organisation and for volunteers

Team

The concept of the TOSCA is based on the experience of the network of National Agencies and established by a pool of trainers with the support of Resource Centres.

The activity will be facilitated by two experienced trainers:

Jan Latal

Bara Stemper Bauerova

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

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.

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

Participation fee

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

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend für Europa National Agency for the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

Phone: 0049-228-9506226

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Karin Schulz

E-Mail: schulz@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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Seminar 3rd Europe-Western Balkans Youth Meeting: Using the EU youth programmes as vehicles for positive societal change

Dates: 6-9 April 2020

Venue: Venue on the coast, Montenegro

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

This meeting aims to take stock of achievements of past EU – Western Balkans youth cooperation projects and to explore what is needed to increase impact and positive societal change and to initiate ways forward under the EU youth programmes after 2020.

General Description

This 3rd Europe-Western Balkans Youth Meeting is a follow up to the first two Europe – Western Balkans Youth Meetings held in 2016 and 2018. The overall aim of this Meeting is to continue the dialogue between youth workers and other stakeholders in the youth field from the Western Balkan region and other European countries about the role of European and cross-border cooperation and the European youth programmes (especially Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps) in stimulating positive societal change, supporting the development of youth work and youth policy and the European integration process.

This year’s Meeting takes place during the last year of the current Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes. Attention will therefore be given to taking stock of achievements of past EU – WB cooperation projects and reflecting on what is needed to increase impact and encourage ways forward, in particular under the new generation of Erasmus+, youth field, and the European Solidarity Corps after 2020.

Rather than formulating recommendations for political processes that we cannot really influence, the meeting should be looking at what youth work practitioners, policy makers and the various other stakeholders involved, including the relevant support structures and institutions, could do to encourage further developments.

The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps has agreed on the need to reinforce communication between stakeholders (National Agencies, regional SALTOs, European Commission and external stakeholders) aiming to develop a coherent strategic approach for cooperation with Partner regions within the programmes. Outcomes of the discussions during the 3rd Europe – Western Balkans Meeting could be a concrete contribution to this effort of developing a strategy for the cooperation with the Western Balkan region.

The concrete objectives of the 3rd EU – Western Balkans Youth Meeting are:

  • Taking stock and celebrating the cooperation and participation of the Western Balkans in the EU youth programmes (Erasmus+ and ESC)
  • Critical review of the opportunities for cooperation with the Western Balkans offered by the new EU youth programmes
  • Exploring the linkage between the EU youth programmes and the further development of youth work, youth policy and research
  • Exploring the issues that are relevant for young people and that therefore could be tackled in transnational cooperation projects (connected to 11 youth goals of the EU Youth Strategy and see how they are relevant for the WB)
  • Providing space for contributing to the process of designing future cooperation with neighbouring partner countries (in the new EU youth programmes)
  • Offering space and time for quality networking in the EU – Western Balkans context
    Participants

We are looking for participants coming from Erasmus+ Programme countries and from Partner countries in the Western Balkans, in particular:

  • Youth workers, project managers, trainers, practitioners working with young people, who have used and further plan to use the European youth programmes in their work
  • Youth researchers and other professionals from the formal, informal, non-formal education sectors, connected to the Programmes
  • Regional or local level decision makers with some kind of transnational cooperation experience
  • Representatives of institutions supporting regional and / European cooperation in the youth work field with/in the WB region
    References

Discussions during the Meeting will refer to current developments related to the situation of youth work, youth policy and research (especially in the Western Balkan region), European youth work priorities and frameworks, the EU youth programmes as well as the EU accession process of the Western Balkan region.

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:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: 0038614304747

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: 3rd EU – WB Meeting, Draft programme.jpg

Contact for questions:

Sonja Mitter

E-Mail: sonja.mitter@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.

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Youth Exchange: YOUth Health Matters

Dates: 5 – 14 March 2020

Venue: Burhave, Nordsee, Germany

Eligible are 2 participants (17 – 29 years old) + 1 group leader 18+ coming from: Greece

and Involves 49 participants coming from: Georgia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Greece, Ukraine, Croatia, Germany

Application deadline: 22nd February 2020

Research shows that creativity in young people results in mental well being and achievement in life. We are looking for 6 young people 17 to 30 years old, plus one group leader. Shortlisted participants will be young people who will be better described, as coming from disadvantaged background (social, economic or geographic obstacles).

ATTENTION: Last call for applicants!

General Description

Highlighting an important priority

Young people’s health and well-being is a permanent priority in Erasmus+ Youth programme and it is also highlighted in the European Youth Strategy. Many promoters have chosen it as a theme in their projects, but it is also a theme that comes up universally in all our work with young people.

As educators we have the duty to support the mental, physical and social well-being of the young people we work with. The YOUth Health Matters seminar highlights research results and general understanding about the well-being of European young people.

It offers tools and good practices for supporting young people’s well-being in Erasmus+ projects and youth work in general. Practicioners outside the Erasmus+ projects will share their expertise, whereas project promoters present their working ways too.

Overall objectives are following:

1. Increase levels of motivation, confidence and aspirations of young people up to 30 years old from disadvantaged backgrounds
2. Increase the chances of obtaining employment and maintaining it by offering essential knowledge in personal development, self care, self improvement and communication through creating vision boards using arts and crafts
3. Raise awareness on the importance of volunteering and lifelong learning and aimed at improving long term career prospects of the participants
4. Promote healthy and sustainable behaviours among the participants through specific workshops on the subjects of environment, food and personal self care.

Health and well-being is a wide topic

Health and well-being are a wide topic to look at. The seminar will concentrate on four strands of well-being:

  • Mental health
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Empowerment
  • Belonging

Young people’s mental health is the overriding topic that comes up on many levels: statistics and research, general understanding of mental health, practical tools for supporting mental health and project examples of good practices. The programme starts with a more general look and dives deeper into understanding during the days.

Healthy lifestyle can include many aspects relevant for your project and youth work. Topics that can be tackled include e.g. outdoor activities, sports, healthy body images, drugs and alcohol, sexual health and healthy food.

Empowerment links to the support that some young people need in order to take part in activities or in life as general. Good ways of empowering young people with fewer opportunities exist in projects and organisations.

Belonging is a basic human need. We have the need to have social contacts and friendships. We suffer, when we are excluded. How can we fight back loneliness?

Empowering young people means that:

  • More young people have the support, opportunities, skills and resilience they need for the future.
  • Young people have better relationships with their support networks and communities
  • Young people have improved health and wellbeing

We would ensure that young people are heavily involved in the design and delivery of the project as taking ownership means that they will value the project and be keener to make a success of it.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food and materials – 100% funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. This includes everything, except for travel costs. It’s highly recommended to start buying travelling tickets early. It’s recommended to have a disposal for drinks, small shopping, etc. We are counting less travelling expenses as your contribution to the project.

Travel reimbursement

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ program, within following limits:

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. If your travel costs exceed the official limits, the reimbursement will be limited to the maximum amount of travel costs allocated for each country. If you fail to provide all the necessary travel documents, we will be unable to reimburse you.

For plane travel, the original documents that we need are:

1. E-ticket; 2. Invoice; 3. Proof of payment or receipt; 4. Boarding passes.

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 40 euros per participant. The fee will be deposited after successful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

AWO SANO Nordsee gGmbH, Germany – Social Entreprise

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket: 18 – 30 years old