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Conference: SALTO Youth Participation Forum

Dates: 4-6 May 2020

Venue: Kultuurikatel, Tallinn, Estonia

Eligible are 120 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: 28th February 2020

The SALTO Youth Participation Forum will be a unique opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to the newly developed Youth Participation Strategy. We will discuss its implementation and link it to different levels of youth work and youth participation.

General Description

  • Join us to boost youth participation in Europe.
  • Let’s explore the full potential of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps together.
  • Help us enhance the new Youth Participation Strategy.
  • Let’s increase cooperation to strengthen youth participation in Europe.

The SALTO Youth Participation Forum will be a unique opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to the newly developed Youth Participation Strategy. We will discuss its implementation and link it to different levels of youth work and youth participation. This will be the space to exchange on current developments within the youth sector and the future of the EU Youth Programmes in relation to youth participation.

The SALTO Youth Participation Forum is hosted by SALTO Participation & Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI) in collaboration with National Agencies of various countries.

The new Youth Participation Strategy has been built taking into account the current EU Youth Strategy and the development of the new EU Youth programmes after 2020. It is based on the needs of the youth field and the contributions from different stakeholders from local, national and EU level.

It is a consensus of diverse partners on the topic of youth participation and will highlight the potentials to boost youth participation in Europe. The Forum is a milestone in this process of co-creating the strategy and its implementation.

The SALTO Youth Participation Forum will assemble around 120 participants to explore how we – as young people, stakeholders who implement the programmes, decision-makers, researchers, youth workers, trainers and youth representatives – can strengthen youth participation in Europe together with the power of the youth programmes.

What would we like to achieve?

  • more awareness about youth participation and strategic approaches
  • prototyping new ideas and roadmaps to implement the youth participation strategy
  • encouraging meaningful dialogue and cooperation among diverse stakeholders
  • increasing recognition of emerging ways of youth participation at different institutional levels
  • presenting and enhancing the new Youth Participation Strategy
  • connecting the Youth Participation Strategy with upcoming EU programmes and exploring potentials of future developments

What will we do?

  • address the topics of youth participation in relation to the future of the EU Youth Programmes
  • help you explore how to make more use of the programmes to strengthen youth participation
  • offer an opportunity for exchange among heads of NAs and policy makers and develop future actions

  • invite participants to contribute with their experiences of youth participation to the new Youth Participation Strategy
  • support and empower participants in their future work on the topic of youth participation at different levels.

Join us and let’s build the future of youth participation together!

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 Participation and Information Resource Centre

Phone: +3725232090

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kadri Maripuu

E-Mail: kadri.maripuu@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.

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PBA Contact Making Event: Game Exchange

Dates: 15-21 June 2020

Venue: Rahula, Estonia

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 5th April 2020

“Game Exchange” aims to enhance the quality of cooperation among youth organizations working or having a desire to work with game-based learning through providing space for exchange of best practices in game-based learning.

General Description

The international Contact Making Event “Game Exchange” aims to enhance the quality of cooperation among youth organizations working or having a desire to work with game-based learning through providing space for exchange of best practices in game-based learning, building trust among organization representatives and developing a common cooperation plan among organizations

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for organization representatives, educators, youth workers who:

1. are working with game-based learning and educational games & ready to share own results;
2. have experience in international cooperation and a big interest in game-based learning;
3. have little experience but big interest in game-based learning & international cooperation;

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food is provided during the whole time of the official program of the event.

Travel reimbursement

  • Lithuania – 150 EUR
  • Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, North Macedonia, Czech Republic – 245 EUR
  • Spain, France, Greece – 330 EUR (under 3000km)
  • Portugal, Spain – 500 EUR (over 3000km)

Participation fee

20 EUR

Application

 

Organiser:

Shokkin Group International – Youth NGO

Phone: +37256474298

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Gamification in Education EE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

A training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

You did a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer! EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.

You will attend workshops on:

  • opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
  • Mobility programmes in Europe
  • Project management and PR activities
  • Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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. 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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

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: Talk towards Solutions

Dates: 30 March – 5 April 2020

Venue: Grotniki, Poland

Eligible are 9 participants coming from: Estonia, Poland, Slovenia

Application deadline: 12th February 2020

This course is for youth workers involved in human rights and peace education. It will teach you Solution Focused skills and awareness for identifying strengths and marshalling resources to improve the situation where human rights have been violated.

General Description

In human rights and peace education, we are increasingly witnessing youth workers who are well aware of the injustices and violations of human rights, but are lacking skills and awareness for identifying strengths and marshalling resources to improve the situation of those involved in violations. This will be a Training Course titled “Talk towards Solutions” for peace education workers, where you will learn Solution Focused skills for useful conversations.

Objectives:

Through this Training Course, we are aiming to reinforce the quality of the supporting services by improving the skills of those professionals working directly with young people with fewer opportunities in peace education. We support different peacebuilding organisations in developing quality services that involve young people with fewer opportunities by educating their peace youth workers of how to coach youngsters with the Solution Focused approach and methodology.

This training equips youth workers with simple strategies and techniques to engage with the young people they work with and make change easier. They develop coaching skills and practice conversations, which help young people, experience success, improve their lives and become more confident of themselves. They become more confident of their future and want to achieve more.

When individuals (youth workers as well as through them young people with fewer opportunities) learn to cope better and expand their minds, so expands their level of tolerance, acceptance, curiosity and courage. These values are crucial in a new-forming Europe, where we need people with expanded minds to address the issues of migration, refugees, asylum seekers in a way that embraces diversity as a value, instead of a thread.

Such people are then able to create a thriving society that respects human life and rights and views it as priorities instead constantly pushing towards making profits.

Methodology of Solution Focused approach is scientifically proven to be a highly effective, efficient, and person-centred method to achieve desired change/goals. Managing good quality conversations is a tool that is more than often reserved for people who can afford it.

Youngsters with fewer opportunities have minimal chances to benefit from modern approaches that improve lives, performance and behaviour. Further, youth workers who work with these groups are often too busy to attend a high quality training that would equip them with effective tools. This project fills this gap and offers high quality training in Brief Coaching for change, in order to spread the skills of coaching to the disadvantaged.

FOR WHOM

This training course is meant for youth workers or educators from Slovenia, Poland and Estonia, aged 18+ (no upper age limit)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Food and lodging are covered by Erasmus+ programme.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursment (after the course):

  • for Polish participants 20€
  • for Slovenian and Estonian participants 275€

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Mondo, EE; Ribalon Institute, SI, Kobiety Lodz, PL – Youth NGOs

Phone: +447423398293

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

A. Biba Rebolj

E-Mail: biba@ribalon.org

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Seminar GamifyEU: Creativity Lab

Dates: 29 March – 3 April 2020

Venue: Parnu, Estonia

Eligible are 60 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: 16th February 2020

The aim of the creativity lab is to bring together young people, gamers, youth workers, educators to work together on understanding how to use gamification as a tool to provide new digital learning content and develop new gamified concepts.

General Description

European elections 2019 are behind us and the young people had their say!

According to Eurobarometer, we saw that the largest increase in participation in the elections was in under 25 and 25-39 age groups. The high turnout in the 2019 European elections was driven by a surge in participation by young people and the fact that more people believe that their vote counts.

However, our work is far from done – we are aiming at engaging European citizens to question themselves about the kind of Europe they want in the near future. In order to do so, young people should be the key actors and the first ones to be addressed, as they can be leaders and multipliers in identifying and fostering concrete innovative ways towards a more democratic, equal and inclusive Union.

Young activists talk about the European Union often. About its rights and wrongs, why it is helpful and how they wish it would be better. It is expected that others also know about the EU, how it works and why it exists, but are people around us really aware of how the EU came to be? What each body does and how they operate? It is important to get to know the EU if we want to advocate for more rights at the European level.

During 2019, we have developed the online platform www.gamifyEU.org in which we are taking you on a journey of discovery through the history, principles, and purpose of the European Union. We will go on a quest to better understand the EU, from its origins all the way into the present and future. Play your way through Europe, learning more and more about the EU. By playing GamifyEU online game, you will learn some fun facts about Europe and test your knowledge about the EU institutions.

Now, we want to challenge both young people and youth workers to discuss, learn about and new forms of engagement of young people online and offline because for young people the digital possibilities are endless and are a natural part of their lives. Many in the youth work sector are starting to recognize this and to respond to this need that young people have. However, despite the steps forward the youth work sector is taking, it is still far behind the formal education and business sectors as a whole and even further behind the ‘needs’ and experiences of the young people we work with.

The digital world has not been so much appealing to youth workers, because it has had elements of individualism and competition which is incompatible with the principles of youth work stands for:

  • equality of opportunity,
  • solidarity,
  • social justice,
  • critical thinking,
  • cooperation and care.

However, having an open mind-set and skills are important and valuable for all youth leaders and youth workers nowadays, to be able to provide holistic support to young people and cope with the online-offline spaces.

The aim of the creativity lab is to bring together young people, gamers, youth workers, educators to work together on understanding how to use gamification as a tool to provide new digital learning content and develop new gamified concepts and content following the Engage, Connect and Empower concept of the EU Youth Strategy.

During the Creativity Lab we will be:

  • Rethinking and creating new gamified content on topics related to the European values, solidarity, social and human rights following the Engage, Connect and Empower concept of the EU Youth Strategy
  • Learning on how to gamify and digitalise different aspects of youth work
  • Developing guidelines on how to use the gamified content online for educational and youth work-related activities
  • Reflecting on the dimensions and values of non-formal education, youth work and human rights education and assess the links with gaming
  • Analysing diverse non-formal education activities and create proposals for their gamification online
  • Sharing examples of good practice that will serve as inspiration for the new gamified content

After the creativity lab, participants are expected to organise workshops/events/gatherings with young people in their local communities and try out the outcomes of the lab.

Programme of the creativity lab will have the following structure:

  • What is gamification and how to use it for learning? How to digitalise different aspects of youth work and non-formal education – concepts and practices
  • What is out there – examples of gamification as a learning tool (experts and speakers)
  • We can do it – developing concepts for the new games
  • Recommendations and guidelines on gamification in education and youth work

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Organisers will cover costs of food and accommodation. Participants will be expected to share the rooms.

Travel reimbursement

Organisers will reimburse 70% of 250 EUR of maximum travel costs per participant, based on the real costs occurred, provided that all the invoices and boarding passes are sent to the organisers within a month after the event has happened.

In case the travel costs are higher, participants can discuss raising the limit with the organisers.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

Organiser:

Youth for Exchange and Understanding – Youth NGO

Phone: +3227207617

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vladimir Mitrovic

E-Mail: info@yeu-international.org

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Training Course Time Travellers: The European Perspective

Dates: 15-23 May 2020

Venue: Ključ, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo*, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 1st April 2020

The training aims at transferring a methodology to implement and strengthen youth work in the field of remembrance. It builds on the principals of living memories by putting participants into their own and genuine historical perspective.

General Description

The training aims to deconstruct one of the sources of nationalism and racism, which is the concept of national history as provided in the framework of most curricula in European countries nowadays.

The training course “Time Travellers – The European Perspective” aims at transferring a methodology to implement and strengthen youth work in the field of remembrance and commemoration. It builds on the principals of living memories by putting young participants into the center of their own and genuine historical perspective and to create a personal and a local context of historical experience.

In result national history, which is in many cases also the history of living conflicts, retreats and personal history becomes the defining angle. This training course is aimed to transfer a large number of non-formal methods, which we have developed over the course of time and activities. We will introduce participants and their organisation to the different approved methods, techniques and activities, as well as means of dissemination and exploitations of our results.

The ultimate aim is to motivate and equip the participants to apply these tools in their own local and regional environment with their youth and to promote the principles of peaceful remembrance. Thereby they can support dialogue in their own societies and an atmosphere of understanding and last but not least a renewed curiosity for often underestimated topics of history: social development, emancipation, human rights and European common values.

The Training course will take place in Ključ, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Participants should be mainly from youth organisations that want to improve their profile through new approaches in the field of remembrance work and anti-racism trainings and youth work in intercultural contexts.

Participants will have a personal experience of the former war torn Bosnia and Herzegovina. They will learn new skills of research borrowed from social sciences that improve their experiences in needs assessment of future project. They will learn the methodology of “time travelling” into personal and local history.

The impact on the local surrounding will be that of recognition and respect. The organisations will profit from new ways of approaching anti-racism and trainings against xenophobia. Participants will be introduced to new applications and methods to improve the visibility of their own rural surrounding.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs are covered by the organizers.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed as follows:

  • Albania, Czech Republic, Kosovo*, The Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia = 180 EUR per person
  • Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey  = 275 EUR per person
  • Armenia = 360 EUR per person

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Mostar Friedensprojekt e.V. – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • DINARA FORUM – DINARA L’ATENAU IZ KLJUCA – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 331 2010460

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mostar Friedensprojekt e.V.

E-Mail: mostarfp@yahoo.de

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Seminar Image Mapping: Engaging international volunteers and making impact in rural communities

Dates: 6-12 March 2020

Venue: Kötschach-Mauthen, Austria

Eligible are 23 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Estonia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st February 2020

How do we engage young people from rural areas in international volunteering projects? And how do we best organise international volunteering projects in rural areas? In this seminar, we will exchange tools and best practices around these questions.

General Description

When we organize youth projects and volunteering camps in the countryside, it can sometimes feel like a parallel universe: Youth from all around Europe engage in an intense intercultural exchange, while there is not necessarily a lot of interaction with the local community.

We want to change that and strengthen the local impact of international volunteering projects. We will organize first this seminar for youth workers in March in Austria and then a pilot youth exchange in June in Ukraine.

In this seminar, youth workers from around Europe will gather to learn and exchange, among other topics:

  • Non-formal education methods around making international volunteers interact with rural communities
  • Best practices of engaging international volunteers in rural communities, among them the „Image Mapping“ project from Ukraine
  • How to create intercultural events in villages
  • How to reach rural youth to participate in international volunteering projects
  • Group dynamics of international youth projects in the countryside

As an outcome, we will create a manual on how to create interaction between international volunteers and rural communities. The manual will include method descriptions and guidelines for youth and volunteering organisations to be used

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The accommodation and food is fully covered.

Travel reimbursement

  • Austria: max. 180 EUR.
  • Spain, Belgium and Estonia: max. 275 EUR. For

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

SCI Austria – Youth NGO

Phone: +436648781377

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – Call for participants.pdf

Contact for questions:

Thomas Schallhart

E-Mail: thomas.schallhart@gmx.at