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Training Course: Transformation of Soft Skills

Dates: 1-8 November 2019

Venue: Treviso, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The development and recognition of soft skills is one of the priority of European Commission educational programmes, including Erasmus+, and youth work in Europe.

General Description

Transformation of Soft Skills” aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

The project is built up in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Programme in the youth field;

  • improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market.
  • Additionally, it will be promoted active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people and enhance the international dimension of youth activities and enhance the capacity of youth workers and organisations in their support for young people.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • The maximum travel limit for all eligible countries is: 275 Euro.

Participation fee

30 Euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Centro educativo di progettazione e hosting internazionale (CEPHI) – Youth NGO

Phone: +34692415557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Transformation of soft skills.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zek Dundar

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

Training Course. Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. United Kingdom

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Training Course: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times – Sacred Self

Dates: 3-12 December 2019

Venue: The ASHA Centre, United Kingdom

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th September 2019

This first training course, Sacred Self, is aimed at exploring humanity’s ancient wisdom traditions and how these can help us in our lives today. We will focus on what the two religions of Hinduism and Christianity have to say about our identity.

General Description

“In the wisdom of the past lies the hope of the future” – Confucius

This is the first of three courses aimed at exploring humanity’s ancient wisdom traditions and how these can help us in our lives today. Its goal is to equip participants with knowledge and tools, with which they can more effectively address the problems of our modern world.

In the first course entitled Sacred Self, we will focus on what the two religions of Hinduism and Christianity have to say about our identity. We will explore the question of ‘what is the Self?’ and how I can realise it more fully in my life. We will look at the ancient path of spiritual enlightenment and how its principles can be practised healthily today.

During the course participants will:

  • be introduced to the wisdom of the Hindu, Vedic tradition.
  • practice meditation and mantra recitation
  • explore the deeper foundations of the Christian traditions
  • reflect on the false and true Self and what makes up our personality
  • create a personal spiritual practice

The course will use non-formal educational methods, including theatre-based games, group-work, artistic presentations, team-building exercises – as well as traditional techniques of enlightenment, such as meditation, prayer and chanting.

Subsequent courses will look at what humanity’s wisdom traditions can tell us about

i) the earth and our relationship to it
ii) how to create a more sacred society.

To participate in this training course, fill in the Call for Participation and Application Form and send it back to ivana@ashacentre.org.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organiser, The ASHA Foundation, of this offer will organise the accommodation and cover 100 % of the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

ASHA reimburses travel expenses at 80% or 90% of the overall cost, no higher than the Erasmus+ travel distance band ceilings.

  • Bulgaria, Greece – 90% of the overall travel expenses up to 360 EUR
  • Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain  – 80% of the overall travel expenses up to 275 EUR
  • United Kingdom – 80% of the overall travel expenses up to 180 EUR

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

The ASHA Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +44 (0) 1594 822 330

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ivana

E-Mail: ivana@ashacentre.org

Palermo Centro

Training Course: Coding for Learning

Dates: 15-21 October 2019

Venue: Palermo, Italy

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

The project “Coding for Learning” aims to enrich the digital skills of youth workers, teachers and educators by developing the skills related to basic IT thinking and programming.

General Description

The training course based on Coding aims to bring the IT world closer to youth workers non-professionals in this field, with the final aim of transferring young people’s interest in computer programming, computational thinking and the ability to become creators rather than passive users of digital technologies. The TC will gather 22 participants among youth workers and teachers from 9 EU e non-EU countries.

Aims of the training course are:

  • To improve digital skills of youth workers, teachers and educators
  • To learn the basic concept of computer technology and computational thinking
  • To transfer it to non-formal education and daily work with young people, including those with fewer opportunities and hard-to-reach, such as migrants, young people in conflict with the law, NEETs, and young people living in rural areas
  • To know and apply coding to develop digital skills useful for strengthening the traversal skills of young people such as problem solving skills, teamwork, creativity, etc.
  • To know digital tools to promote active use of the media
  • To use coding to develop in young people, particularly those with fewer opportunities who do not have access to courses on this topic, a positive attitude towards programming, computational thinking and STEM.

Methodology
Non formal education like work in group, reflection round, brainstorming, learning by doing.
In order to facilitate learning of Coding, we intend to make use of a visual programming language software that facilitates the programming activity by making it visual, accessible to anyone, easy to replicate (even in non-formal contexts) and fun.

Result of the Training Course
In order to support the development of digital skills in the non-formal sector, participants will contribute in the realization of an output to guide youth workers, educators and teachers to use coding for develop soft skills in young people they work with, and, as well as basic digital skills.

Participants Profile
Youth workers, teachers and educators who daily work with young people including those with fewer opportunities and hard-to-reach, such as migrants, young people in conflict with the law, NEETs, and young people living in rural areas.

Each participant has to be committed to contribute actively for the realization of the final output which will collect contents learnt during the TC and adapted to special target group.

Age: 23+ (participation of younger youth workers or teachers can be agreed upon prior experience in the NFE sector, and in daily active work with youth).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Board and lodging are covered by Associazione InformaGiovani with the support of Erasmus Plus during the activity period.

Travel reimbursement

  • Czech Republic, Republic of  North Macedonia, Spain, Serbia  – €275
  • Estonia, Latvia – €360

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

 Organiser:

Associazione InformaGiovani – Youth NGO

Phone: +39.393962943

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Monica

E-Mail: monic@informa-giovani.net

Training Course. Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups. Latvia

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

This is a course for professional development of youth workers, educators and youth leaders who would like to organise educational projects and programmes with mixed ability groups using Human Rights Education.

General Description

Training course “Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups” is a training course for professional development of youth workers, educators and leaders of educational programmes who would like to organize educational projects, programmes and activities with mixed ability groups through human rights education.

During the Training Course participants will discover:

-How to run mixed ability inclusive youth educational activities and projects based on Human Rights Education and non-formal learning approach;
– The values, principles, concepts and methods of human rights education;
– The principles of development and running of educational programmes within Human rights education field;
– Quality and particularities of human rights education activity with mixed ability groups of young people;
– What is the experiential learning cycle;
– Effective tips and hints on how to make HRE inclusive
– The levels of responsibility working in activities and projects with youth groups of mixed ability nature;
– Effective tools and instruments of inclusive youth worker and educator;
– The realities and best practices of youth educational activities and projects in EU, Eastern Partnership region and Russia;

The recognition of youth work, Youthpass and different learning instruments, youth worker’s competences and assessment.

Participants will also:

– Work in international groups;
– Get practical experience preparing and running human rights education activities with mixed ability groups during the trainiing course;
– Explore recent developments of youth work field;
– Set personal and professional development aims;
– Have an opportunity to develop international and local educational projects in the field of youth within and outside Erasmus+ programme.

It is expected that participants (together or individually) will organise local training/educational activities after the training course integrating human rights education and mixed ability approaches.

Profile of participants:

– Youth workers and youth leaders who act as youth educators in educational programmes and projects representing NGOs, working directly with young people with some experience of educational programmes with mixed-ability groups or without, but having strong dedication to introduce mixed ability approach and human rights education in their work;

– Interested in development of their organisation/institution and inclusive youth work in their respective city, region, country and Europe;
– Motivated for further professional development
– Aged: 18+;
– Able to communicate and work in Russian;
– Able to participate in the full duration of the course

Application

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

Visa cost cover 100% and travel costs will be paid within the limits set by the Erasmus+ programme.

Limits for countries (most economic route will be required):

  • Latvia – 20 Eur/180 Euro (depending on the region),
  • Estonia, Lithuania – 180 Euro
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Germany – 275 Euro
  • Russian Federation – 275 Eur/360 Eur (depending on the region),
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan – 360 Euro,

Please do not buy tickets before you get confirmation about acceptance and note from the organisers to buy the tickets!

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

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Training Course: The Power of Experience

Dates: 27 October – 3 November 2019

Venue: Training centre “Daugirdiškės”, Lithuania

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Ukraine

Application deadline: 5th September 2019

This is an international training course aiming to increase competences of youth workers to process experience and facilitate reflection as part of individual or group learning in the field of youth.

General Description

Objectives of the Training Course

1. to increase the knowledge of youth workers in experiential learning approaches and principles of processing the experience
2. to support development of youth workers’ skills in facilitating reflection processes as part of the experiential learning cycle

3. to support development of youth workers’ skills to adapt or create methods for reflection in the context of international youth work activities
4. to provide space for reviewing own attitudes and approaches in experiential learning as part of the international youth work activities.

Check the draft programme for more details.

Selection Criteria and Process

– Clear learning expectations

– Being a youth worker/ youth leader

– A need to develop the competence of facilitating learning in youth work settings

– Willingness to prepare, participate in full duration of the course from 27th Oct to 3rd Nov. 2019 and share course results afterwards.

– Sufficient skills in communication in English

– Willingness to apply knowledge and skills back in daily youth work practice

– To be resident from one of the eligible countries (Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine)

The pre-selection will be done by our country partners and final selection will be done together with all partnership by the 12th Sep.

Training Location

The training will take place in the training centre “Daugirdiskes” in the rural area 45 km. away from Vilnius, so the focus is purely on learning and experience without city disturbances.

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.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms with 2-3 people without possibility to have a single room.

Travel reimbursement

Travel will be reimbursed based on the actual costs and participants should take the cheapest travel options. Reimbursement will not exceed such limits, based on Erasmus+ funding rules and actual distance bands:

  • Lithuania: max. 20 eur.
  • Belarus, Estonia, Latvia: max. 180 eur.
  • Poland, Serbia, Ukraine: max. 275 eur.
  • Armenia: max. 360 eur.
  • Portugal: max. 530 eur.

Participation fee

40 EUR contribution to cover extra training costs. (possibility for reduction, if justified)

Application

 

Organiser:

Nectarus – Youth NGO

Phone: +37065794041

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule The Power of Experience.pdf

Contact for questions:

Laimonas Ragauskas

E-Mail: info@nectarus.lt

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European Conference: Youth for Human Rights

Dates: 28-30 October 2019

Venue: Tallinn, Estonia

Eligible are 140 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th September 2019

The Estonian National Agency for Erasmus+ invites you to participate in the European Conference ‘Youth for Human Rights’ which will takes place in Tallinn, Estonia on October 29th-30th, 2019. The date of arrivals is on October 28th, there is reception.

General Description

Recently Human Rights and Human Rights Education (HRE) in the youth field have been gaining importance in European political agendas, also as reaction to the raise of populist anti-Human Rights discourse.

Our aim is to bring together HRE experts, youth workers, trainers, and many more stakeholders from Erasmus+ National Agencies (NA’s), local and European institutions and NGOs and engage them in meaningful and productive discussions on mainstreaming Human Rights Education in youth work.

The results of the Conference will be conveyed as policy recommendations to responsible bodies of the Erasmus+ programme and further be taken on board in youth policy developments.

We would hereby like to invite you to participate and contribute to the Conference aiming to:

  •  Share experiences regarding the state of human rights education in youth work today
  •  Present findings from ‘Youth for Human Rights’ project
  •  Create a cross-sectoral commitment plan for mainstreaming HRE in youth work

The conference is the final event of the Erasmus+ Key Action 3 project ‘Youth for Human Rights (YfHR)’ (2016-2019).

The profiles of the participants should be selected amongst representatives of organisations dealing with either youth work or human rights education, and in capacity of youth policy or educational policy making.

The matching profiles include:

  • Youth workers;
  • Local, regional and national authorities;
  • Representatives of universities and institutions formally preparing youth workers;
  • Youth trainers;
  • Youth networks;
  • NGOs dealing with human rights education;
  • Other National and European youth NGOs;
  • Experts on Human Rights and youth policies

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 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:

Estonian NA – National Agency

Phone: +372 697 9217

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Eleny Aalde

E-Mail: eleny.aalde@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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Training Course ComEdu: Comics as a Method in Education

Dates: 22-28 October 2019

Venue: Portugal

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Estonia, Latvia, Portugal

Application deadline: 25th September 2019

Training course for educators, youth workers and comic artists from Latvia, Estonia and Portugal to explore comics as a tool in youth work, improve their facilitation skills and develop new methods.

General Description

The objectives of the training course:

  • to strengthen the network between the partners, comic artists and educators / youth workers;

  •  to share, learn and evaluate the educational comics created by the co-working teams and to develop methods based on them to use in youth work;
  •  to discover comics as a tool in youth work;
  •  to develop facilitators’ competence to use the comic methods working with youth;
  •  to plan dissemination activities for the methods developed.

Apply if you are:

  •  Youth Worker / Educator or Comic Artist that is actively involved in youth work and collaborates with one of the partner organizations;
  •  18+ years old resident of Latvia, Estonia or Portugal;
  •  English speaker (the working language of the project is English);
  •  ready to actively participate in the whole training course in Portugal (near Lisbon) 22 – 28 October 2019;
  •  ready to learn and contribute to developing educational materials on how the comics can be applied in non-formal education;
  •  ready to organize a local activity – the comics exhibition opening and workshops in your local community together with other participants and the partner organization from your country.

Program Outline
22 Oct → Arrivals. Welcome dinner. Introduction & getting to know each other, program, practicalities. History of the project.
23 Oct → Aims, objectives of the project. Group building & resources. The exhibition of intellectual output – educational comics. Comics as a method in youth work.
24 Oct → Discovering different comic workshop techniques & methods and facilitation styles. Designing comic workshops. Preparation – developing the content, methods and materials.
25 Oct → Comic workshops in practice: comic workshops delivered by participants and the opening of the exhibition at Amadora Comic Festival. Feedback.
26 Oct → Collection of methods and materials for reports and e-book. Future ideas.
27 Oct → Future plans & follow-up: planning for dissemination events – content, program, logistics. Evaluation. Reports. Visibility.
28 Oct → Departures

This training course is part of long-term strategic partnership project “ComEdu: Comics for Education” that aims to improve and expand international youth work by bringing comic artists and youth workers together and developing comics as a learning and communication tool in non-formal education.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

The travel expenses will be reimbursed up to:

  • 300 EUR for Latvian and Estonian participants and
  • up to 25 EUR for Portuguese participants.

The reimbursement will be done by bank transfer to a bank account after the successful participation in the training course, providing all travel documents and after delivering the expected outcome (local event).

Participation fee

There is no participation fee in terms of money. However, the participants are expect to invest their time and energy to fully participate in the training course and contribute in creating methods for applying educational comics in youth work and to organize an event of comics exhibition, educational comics book opening and workshop for youth and youth workers in their country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Grafiskie Stāsti – Latvia & Rota Jovem – Portugal & NGO Mondo – Estonia

Phone: +37126543206

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sanita Muižniece

E-Mail: sanita.muizniece@gmail.com