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Training Course. ABC on Volunteering Mentorship. Spain

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Training Course: ABC on Volunteering Mentorship in the European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 23-28 September 2020

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are max. 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

Application deadline: 20th July 2020

“ABC on Volunteering mentorship, T.C.” is an opportunity for organizations running projects in the European Solidarity Corps, interested to train their mentors (or potential)

General Description

Nowadays we find that parts of the volunteer’s mentors have a big mobility and not a continuation in their role as mentors. Sometimes they are just volunteers with almost no link with the organization, lack of resources and tools to develop their roles and basic info about the European Solidarity Corps programme.

This training offer to mentors or potential mentors the opportunity to get trained in their task as mentors, to go deeper in the essence of the volunteering activities under the European Solidarity Corps, to find tools and resources for their daily task as mentors, know and share with other colleagues the realities or their projects and the different singularities in each project, offering the basic learning for mentoring volunteering activities (preparation, implementation & follow up phases), aiming to develop their knowledge and skills to better support European volunteers and volunteer learning process in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps programme.

During the TC participants will learn more about the ESC programme, roles of the different key stakeholders on volunteering activities, in special, the role of the mentor, the knowledge and skills needed, how to support the learning process, tips to solve difficulties, conflicts or problems, how to convert challenges in new opportunities…

The TC is offer mainly to potential future mentors or mentors interested to improve their competences in the mentorship of ESC volunteers.

Objectives:

  • Offer to participants a practical and theoretical experience on volunteer’s mentorship.
  • To understand the volunteering chart and the roles of the different stakeholders in the volunteering activities within the European Solidarity Corps.
  • To develop knowledge and skills to support volunteers, namely the learning processes
  • To discover different types of mentoring
  • Get answers to technical / practical issues
  • Meet good practices and exchange experiences
  • Exchange contacts and create possible new partnerships
  • Create a support group (network)

Methodology

The programme will be structured in plenary and working groups with a balanced combination of introductory plenary discussions, round tables, exchange of experiences, theme workshops.

The use of non-formal education methodologies will ensure the active participation of all individuals involved. Working groups and active methods will be also used in order to create an environment that encourages a dynamic involvement of all participants. The diversity of approaches will be used in order to addresses the group various ways to better engage and contribute to the discussed topics.

Participants Profile

More than 18 years old; no age limit

Able to communicate in English

Representing or being involved in any accredited organizations running volunteering projects in the European Solidarity Corps.

Starting or will start soon to work as volunteer’s mentors

A person motivated to improve its knowledge and skills as volunteer’s mentors to better support European volunteers and volunteering learning processes.

Open to learn and share experiences

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 support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected/ having confirmed your participation, check with them 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:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) – National Agency

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme ABC on Volunteering Mentorship.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

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: Special Puzzle

Dates: 23-27 November 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: 30th September 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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E-learning Webinar – Europe talks Solidarity: Bridges to the Solidarity Corps, 07.05.2020,

Dates: 7 May 2020

Time: 14:00 – 17:15 CET

Venue: Online (zoom.us), Austria

Eligible are 50 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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 6th May 2020

The event will offer the space to continue the online discussion about Solidarity in Europe. It will be a space for conceptual debates around the understanding of solidarity in Europe and the connection with the European Solidarity Corps programme.

General Description

This webinar “Europe talks Solidarity: Bridges for European Solidarity Corps” will bring together the two authors of the study Thought for Solidarity: Snezana Baclija Knoch and Susie Nicodemi together with Maja Drobne – freelancer trainer that worked in a National Agency for youth programmes and now she is writing her thesis about Solidarity in Europe.

The objectives of the event are:

  • To offer a platform for participating in debates on different aspects and understanding of solidarity
  • To discuss different inspirational inputs and practices related to solidarity in the European Solidarity Corps programme

The event is co-organised by the European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre, the Austrian National Agency and the Finish National Agency.

Participants

The webinar will bring together around 50 persons from various fileds, interested in the topic of solidarity.

Content

The webinar will look at the understanding of Solidarity as it is in the study coordinated by European Solidarity Corps Resource Center and what are consequences for the Solidarity Corps programme? Together we will discuss also about the situation of Solidarity in Europe under the current circumstances.

The webinar will be in English.

Team

The event will be facilitated by MarCus Sultanito Vrecer. During the event the second animated video about Solidarity will be released

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

  • Finish National Angency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Romina Matei

E-Mail: romina.matei@iz.or.at

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Training Course Solidarity: keep on training

Dates: 2-7 September 2020

Venue: Spain

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 6th July 2020

Solidarity: keep on training is a training course that aims to bring together trainers that are interested to develop their competence to approach solidarity in their future events.

General Description

The vision of the training course is to have an event for trainers, educators (youth workers) that wants to better understand solidarity and how to approach it in different learning settings.

Objectives:

The event is design for 4 full working days (3 – 6 of September 2020) with the following learning objectives:

  • To explore the concept of solidarity in youth work
  • To analyse the implementation of the solidarity concept in different learning environment
  • To offer a practical space to test tools and methodologies that address solidarity
  • To create a network of trainers on solidarity
  • To enhance the European Solidartiy Corps program as a tool to work on solidarity

Methodology:

The methodology of the training course is based on the principles of non-formal learning. It includes:

  • role playing,
  • debates,
  • group work,
  • study case and others.

A draft version of the agenda is attached to the call.

Target group:

This training is designed for trainers and youth workers. The events wants to reach out to people that are facilitators of learning processes and which wants to address solidarity in their work.

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:

European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

  • Spanish National Agency (Instituto de la Juventud de España / Spanish Institute for Youth

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Keep on Training.pdf

Contact for questions:

Romina Matei

E-Mail: romina.matei@iz.or.at

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Training Course on European Solidarity Corps: Get started with Jobs & Traineeships

Dates: 21-24 June 2020

Venue: Wroclaw, Poland

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, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th May 2020

This training focuses on the Jobs & Traineeship projects in the European Solidarity Corps. The training is open for organizations which do not have Quality Label not only from NGO but also business sector willing to do Jobs & Traineeships projects in ESC.

General Description

This training focuses on the quality elements in Jobs & Traineeship projects in the European Solidarity Corps. Jobs and traineeships in ESC are the most challenging projects for both – the NAs and organisations. Even though National Agencies have quality-labeled organisations they still don’t have a satisfactory number of projects in occupational strand.

This is the reason why the present training is open for organizations which do not have QL and are not only from NGO but also business sector. This will be a chance first of all to invite new organizations willing to do projects in European Solidarity Corps with special focus on Jobs & Traineeships projects.

The training is for organizations, institutions and social enterprises that:

  • do not hold a Job and/or Traineeship Quality Label (NGOs, foundations and non-profit organizations);
  • represent business sector (corporations, companies etc.);
  • organizations successfully implementing CSR practices;
  • are in the process of receiving a Job and/or Traineeship Quality Label and coordinate placements (please consolidate with your National Agency )

Main aim:

Enable organizations to plan, coordinate and implement high quality Jobs & Traineeship projects.

Objectives:

  • Explore the benefits of the European Solidarity Corps Job & Traineeship Action and have a closer look into quality elements of a European Solidarity Corps projects
  • Get a deeper understanding of the core values of the Solidarity Corps: solidarity – learning – local impact – inclusion.
  • Exchange practices and get to know other actors in the field.
  • Encourage and inspire organisations to apply for the project within the ESC programme plan future steps in the Jobs & Traineeship action.
  • Put ideas into projects
  • Identify the potential of different roles Quality Label holders can have.
  • Get support by the National Agencies and plan your future steps in the Jobs & Traineeship action.
  • Analyze challenges and risks related to the implementation of the ESC Jobs and Traineeships projects

Training dates

Arrivals – 21 June 2020

Working days – 22-23 June 2020

Departures – 24 June 2020

Participants:

  •  max. 25 representatives of organisations
  •  able to communicate easily and work in English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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

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

Information for National Agencies: NET Budget Year: 2019

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the European Solidarity Corps Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Polish National Agency of European Solidarity Corps(National Agency

Phone: +48 224-631-431

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Lia Sayadyan-Górzańska, Waldemar Banaszek

E-mail: wbanaszek@frse.org.pl

Phone: +48 224-631-421

E-Mail: lia.sayadyan@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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Training Course TOSCA: European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 8-12 June 2020

Venue: Wroclaw, Poland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 30th April 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

Part of the course is an online preparatory phase:

Before the residential training course in Austria, there is a mandatory online preparatory/introductory phase. Its 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 homeworks and assessments of their own organisation, local community and own needs.

We are looking for participants who:

  • are involved in the support system around 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 European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre and SALTO Training & Cooperation.

The activity will be facilitated by two experienced trainers:

  • Natalia Nikitina (Russia)
  • Dagna Gmitrowicz (Poland)

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:

Polish National Agency – National Agency

Phone: 22 46 31 411

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kalina Strzalba

E-Mail: kstrzalba@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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E-learning: Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Inclusion Lab

Dates: 27-30 May 2020

Venue: Online, Estonia

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th May 2020

This online training course brings together professionals working with young people who are not in employment or training and wanting to develop project idea under programmes Erasmus+ Youth and/or European Solidarity Corps involving those young people.

General Description

The aim of the training course is to equip participants with the competences needed to develop their own inclusion (with a focus on young people in NEET situation) project under programmes Erasmus+ Youth or European Solidarity Corps.

By the end of the training course participants:
– are aware of the project possibilities in Erasmus+ Youth and ESC programmes;
– understand the principals of high-quality inclusion projects (with a focus on young people in NEET situation) under Erasmus+ Youth and ESC;
– are able to be a part of the project development process or develop a project for his/her own organisation by using the support systems offered by the National Agency.

Some of the activities will happen online with the whole group, sometimes divided into smaller groups and some for individual tasks. Please be ready to devote these days for the training activities.

Target group

This activity is open for youth workers and educators working with young people in NEET situation (not in employment, education or training) and who are:

  • interested and motivated to create and be part of the projects in order to provide international opportunities to young people in NEET situation;
  • with minimal or no experience with international inclusion projects in Erasmus+ and ESC programs;
  • able to work in English;
  • at least 18 years old.

We also welcome applicants who have minimal experience or no experience with inclusion projects under Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps but who are planning to open their projects for young people in NEET situations.

https://zoom.us/ will be the main digital platform of the training course.

Technical equipment needed: a computer with a camera and microphone and a reliable internet connection.

This training course is organized in the framework of the Erasmus+ Youth NA’s Strategic Partnership on Inclusion (SPI). The main objective of this partnership is to improve and increase the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in the programme, in line with the Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in the field of youth.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Archimedes Foundation Youth Agency – National Agency

Phone: + 372 56739512

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme Erasmus+ and ESC Inclusion Lab.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kaisa Mihklepp

E-Mail: kaisa.mihklepp@archimedes.ee

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.