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Training Course: Soft Skills for Youth Workers

Dates: 25 May – 2 June 2020

Venue: London, United Kingdom

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

Application deadline: 1st April 2020

The training course Soft Skills for Youth Workers SSYW will involve 32 youth workers and representatives of NGOs from 9 program countries United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Spain, Turkey.

General Description

The project is designed in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Program. Particularly, it will increase opportunities for professional and career development of youth workers and youth leaders and improve their competences regarding soft skills.

The training course ”Soft Skills for Youth Workers – SSYW” will involve 32 youth workers and representatives of NGOs from 9 program countries (United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Spain, Turkey).

Our objectives are:

1. Make participants familiar with the current concept of soft skills, different groups of soft skills, and their importance in personal and career development.
2. To give to the participants the platform to further the problems with the soft skills they face personally and in their work.
3. Develop and improve the next groups of soft skills at the participants:

Personal and interpersonal skills;

  • Communication skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Creative thinking;
  • Leadership skills.

4. To give to the participants the space to share their experience and best practice on development and improvement of soft skills.
5. To improve participants’ professional competencies, to increase their motivation and satisfaction in work.
6. Improve the quality and efficiency of participants’ work for the benefit of the participants themselves, their organizations and the target groups of young people, while applying developed/improved soft skills.
7. To improve the soft skills of young people the participants work applying developed/improved soft skills and developing more activities on soft skills for young people.
8. To improve the quality of youth work in general.
9. To inspire the participants to promote soft skills development among their colleagues, youth target groups and other youth NGOs.

During the training, non-formal education methods will be used, a heterogeneous group of participants will have the chance to learn from each other. The course will include role-plays, case studies, group work, visual presentations, collages, simulation games, and outdoor activities that will be implemented with participants.

During the project, participants will find a chance to improve their knowledge & skills on the subject.

The language of the course is gonna be English and courses will be based on non-formal education methods such as group works, simulations so the learning will be based on the motivation of each participant.

The project will take place in London, the UK at the venue Rest Up London Hostel.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

  • 100% accommodation food and program materials are covered as well as the organization.

Travel reimbursement

100% traveling costs (only most economical are covered, up to the maximum limits per person per country, is shown below.

  • United Kingdom 0€
  • Portugal, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland 275€
  • Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Turkey 360€

Participation fee

40 Euros.

Application

 

Organiser:

Worldview Impact Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +447826541584‬

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Soft Skills for Youth Workers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kaan Cengiz

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

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E-learning: Live Q&A with Experts on Youth Participation

Date: 9 April 2020

Time: 2:00-3:00PM CET

Venue: Online, Estonia

Eligible are 90 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: 24th March 2020

 Join us online for a live Q & A about youth participation with our experts Dan Moxon and Cristina Bacalso, and find out everything you wanted to know about do-s and don’ts of Youth Participation!

General Description

Where: Event starts with FB premiere followed by a live Q&A session in zoom.us. Links to FB premier and zoom.us will be shared to the selected attendees on April 3, 2020.

  • What is youth participation? What it is not?
  • How do you set up a youth participation project?
  • What are popular models of youth participation?
  • What types of youth participation are there?
  • What are some important things to consider when running a youth participation project?
  • What are some things to avoid?

This event is aimed at people who are new to youth participation and want to get an understanding of some of the basic concepts, and those who are currently working on the topic and want to improve their participatory practices.

About the Experts:

Cristina Bacalso is an independent research consultant based in Berlin, Germany, with a specialisation in public policies and programming for adolescents and youth. She has over 12 years of experience in policy, research, and advocacy, including 5 years as the Research Coordinator for Youth Policy Labs, a global think-tank specifically focusing on youth. She has led methodology development for research projects on youth for UN agencies (ex. UNICEF, UNDP, UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth), international NGOs, European agencies, and national governments. Her research specialisations are in literature and policy reviews, consultations with youth, survey development, focus groups, and participatory research with young people. Most recently, she completed a year-long mapping and synthesis of evidence on adolescent development for UNICEF Innocenti, which will go on to inform a new global research agenda on adolescents. Cristina is a co-author of the Commonwealth’s 2016 Youth Development Index; a member of the UNICEF expert group on adolescent participation; an On Think Tanks “Integral Leaders for Global Challenges Fellowship” alumni; and a member of the pool of European Youth Researchers coordinated by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth.

Dan Moxon has nearly twenty years experience in youth participation, as both a youth worker and a researcher. He has run participatory projects a local, regional, national and international level, focusing enabling young people to influence anything from transport to terrorism policy, and with young people from wide range of different backgrounds and ages.

Dan is a director of People Dialogue and Change, a consultancy specialising in youth participation and a member of the pool of European Youth Researchers coordinated by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth.

The event is organised by SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The event takes place online and there are no related costs to accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The webinar does not require travelling and no reimbursements are foreseen.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the Q&A session. In case of cancellation less than 5 days before the Q&A takes place, SALTO PI might take this into account in selection of participants in future events. We request responsibility and keeping agreements.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre

Phone: +3726979231

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kadri Maripuu

E-Mail: kadri.maripuu@g.archimedes.ee

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Training Course: IMPROdigious

Dates: 5-14 May 2020

Venue: Egio, Greece

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 20th March 2020

A 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore principles of “improvisation” and experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can be readily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too.

General Description

We invite you to be, move, play, observe, listen, share, challenge ourselves, learn from within and from each other, get to know new people & ways & attitudes, and create this experience together.

Let’s explore and experiment together with activities and methods which help us to tune in into the unfolding moment and cultivate our ability to improvise.

IMPROdigious is an 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore principles of “improvisation” and experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can be readily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too. Training own awareness, acceptance and sense of initiative can improve the quality of our days and the things we do. We will learn how to jump into the unknown and to respond properly to the needs of the diverse people and situations we are working with.

Why improvisation?

Improvisation serves to strengthen one’s confidence in himself and in his skills and abilities. It allows participants in training to experience visceral, ‘in the moment’ practice within an overtly reflective and supportive environment. Furthermore, improvisation encourages one to actively seek the unfamiliar, rather than simply learn to cope with it. It also represents a more fitting response to the complexity of human relations in which youth workers operate and thereby help to preserve the integrity of process-based practice.

Who is this training for?

The training was designed for youth workers, volunteers, activists, trainers and other people who work with people, that want to refresh their skills and attitudes to their days, to other people, to work and to the world.

We aim to have an overall number of 25 participants from the following countries:

Greece, Italy, Estonia, Spain, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Iceland.

The participants must be over 18 years and have a communicative level of English language, so that they can participate fully in a program that will be in English.

This training is for you, if you…

  •  want to explore and experiment with specific tools from non formal artistic fields (theatre, dance, creative expression),
  •  want to use and imply the learned skills in your professional work with people,
  •  are open to sharing your own skills and learning the skills with others,
  •  are motivated and willing to commit to work on the objectives of the training course and participate in the whole duration of the project (preparation, training course, follow-up activities).

What will you be doing? During the training you will be:

  •  collecting new inputs and inspiration that renew motivations to act with commitment and new ideas.
  •  refreshing curiosity and playfulness in approaching your work.
  •  improving your trainers’ skills to be more efficient, adaptable, responding to issues and demands in your work.
  •  widening your perspectives and points of view to see new opportunities, create new patterns, and avoid situations of stalemate when working with people with different cultural background.
  •  gathering specific tools from non formal artistic fields (theatre, dance, creative expression) that are not easily accessible for all the youth workers.

By training your own awareness, acceptance, sense of initiative you can improve the quality of your actions. We wish to support you in finding ways to more efficient and creative approach through improvisation – by developing your skills to be fully present, listen, accept and act, by equipping you with new improv based tools that you can later on use in your practice.

Working methods

We will be exploring the principles and techniques of various improvisation-based methodologies. From theatre improvisation and contact improvisation activities, going into more subtler improvisation with rhythm, music and dance, closing with creative storytelling.

The dramaturgy of the program, the red line connecting above mentioned activities, was developed around the U theory of Otto Sharmer. It will guide us through a process that helps break through past unproductive patterns of behavior.

The course will also have a strong component based on the sharing of ideas, opinions, experiences and best practices, so if you consider joining the training, start thinking of some activities, you would like to propose.

In the 10 day together, we will move, talk, listen, try, fail, try again and succeed. All in random (improvised) order.

Also, bear in mind that no artistic or impro skills are needed to attend the training.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The training course has been created with financial support from Erasmus+ programme. Accomodation, food and training program are provided.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs of the participants will be refunded after the training course (after participants send all their travel documents etc.).

Maximum amounts:

  • Greece – 180 EUR
  • Slovenia, Italy, Czech Republic – 275 EUR
  • France, Estonia, Denmark, Spain- 360 EUR
  • Iceland – 820 EUR

Participation fee

Participant contribution: 40 – 80 euro

Money shouldn’t be an obstacle for your participation. In case you cannot afford the contribution, please contact us.

Application

 

Organiser:

Creative Youthland – Youth NGO

Phone: +30 6974412702

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Georgia Sotiropulu

E-Mail: creativeyouthland@gmail.com

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Training Course: Intercultural Playback Theatre

Dates: 26 April – 3 May 2020

Venue: Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 13rd March 2020

Training course for youth workers on increasing soft skills for social change.

General Description

Intercultural Playback Theatre is a training course for youth workers, educators, NGO representatives who work with young people who would like to increase their competences to create social change for their youth groups.

The youth workers involved will specifically gain knowledge, skills and attitudes towards intercultural learning, active listening, recognition of various sides of one story, and exploration on how expressed emotions and feelings help us to create meaningful conversations around cultures and identity.

Throughout the course we will explore how playback theatre can help to facilitate cross-cultural communication of youth in their organisations and communities. With these skills, the participants will be able to learn creative and participative methods to facilitate meaningful cultural exchange in their own organisations.

The project will include the following 4 phases in 2020:

1 Online preparation (March/April)

2 Training program (26.04 – 03.05.2020)

3 Implementation of the lessons learned (June-September): conduct at least one local activity and disseminate the lessons learnt

4 Online evaluation seminar (0.5 day in early October)

The objectives of Intercultural playback theatre are for you to:

  • Understand and apply communication, expression of one’s feelings and active listening skills;
  • Gain experience in non-formal education and playback theatre as an inspiration to facilitate a cross-cultural dialogue;
  • Develop and implement after the training course (phase 3) an action plan: facilitate cross-cultural communication through playback theatre in your organisation’s activities;
  • Virtually share and evaluate the activities organised back home (phase 4).

The course is based on non-formal education methodology and will have a form of practical exercises and simulations. The programme will be built on actual knowledge and experiences of the participants. It will also allow for strong intercultural aspects. Detailed programme will be sent in March to the selected participants. It will be adjusted to the needs and expectations of participants.

Playback theatre is an improv based theatre format in which members of the audience tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by a group of actors. Specific formats are used to give back the story to the teller in a respectful way.

Playback theatre can be used to express one’s feelings, address social matters and to share one’s own personal situation with a bigger audience. In this TC it will be used to facilitate a cross-cultural dialogue.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and food is covered.

You will be accommodated in dormitory rooms, in mixed country groups with persons of same gender, 2 to 3 persons per room.

Travel reimbursement

Reimbursement will be done according to the Erasmus+ rules and will be based on real costs proved by tickets.

Maximum reimbursement for participants from:

  • Italy- 20 EUR.
  • Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom- 275 EUR;

Participation fee

30 EUR paid by cash at the venue.

Application

Organiser:

KLARIS – Youth NGO

Phone: +48508312555

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marzena Ples

E-Mail: mples@strim.org.pl

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Training Course: Space Creators

Dates: 27 March – 3 April 2020

Venue: Samokov, Bulgaria

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Portugal, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 10th March 2020

The aim of the project is to show to the youth workers what are the tools to create and manage a Multi-functional Space for youth development, art, sustainability and education activities.

General Description

The aim of the project is to show to the youth workers what are the tools to create and manage a
Multi-functional Space for youth development, art, sustainability and education activities.

From our experience, the creation of a dynamic and changing place has not only made it possible to carry out events and training activities for young people and their develop, but has allowed the entire community to benefit from it.

Our working place is a real meeting point for the whole Community , to work together, share free time, organize activities and get in touch with different cultures and realities.

The training will also address the needs of partner youth organizations as well as youth workers so that they can work more effectively locally, nationally and internationally, it will also provide participants with space for further networking and partnership.

It will encourage them to work in a creative and innovative way, reveal the role of art as a means of communication with the public, as a way to bring youth communities together and to build teams.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and meals are covered by the organizers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel Reimbursement amounts:

  • Bulgaria- 0€,
  • Estonia, Slovakia, Italy – 275€
  • Portugal – 530€

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

SEED Foundation

Phone: +359893454583

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack SEEDS.pdf

Contact for questions:

Georgi Nikolov

E-Mail: georginikolovseed@gmail.com

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Training Course: Youth Work, You(th) Lead Training Course

Dates: 3-11 April 2020

Venue: near Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 16th March 2020

The training course will be implemented from 3rd – 11th April 2020 (incl. travel days), in Bulgaria. Looking for youth leaders interested in participating in full framework of activities including designing, implementing and evaluating youth activities

General Description

Youth Work – You(th) Lead aims to address two major aspects of the NEETs phenomenon, mainly to increase the quality and number of actions in youth work addressing NEET youth and professionalisation of youth workers in order to increase the competencies of youth workers and to deliver learning in an appropriate manner for NEET young people and other socially-at-risk young people.

Project objectives are:

  • To increase the impact and professionalisation of Youth leaders in their work with young people in local communities
  • To develop the competencies of 27 Youth leaders to prepare, design and deliver activities aiming at NEET young people and their personal development, career development opportunities, social and communication conflicts
  • To develop a group /network of 46 local young people actively involved in the community life and ready to take the role of leaders to identify, involve and motivate NEET youth
  • To develop a framework for youth NGOs to work together and develop new projects aiming at NEET youth around Europe using NF learning methods and instruments

We are looking for:

Youth leaders (especially), Youth workers, Social assistants, Psychologists, Volunteer coordinators, etc. who are interested in participating in full framework of activities including designing, implementing and evaluating youth activities

You are the right person if:

  •  18+ and are resident in the country of one of the sending organisations
  •  Ready to participate in all stages of the project (Training course in April 2020, Youth exchange in July 2020 and Local Activities)
  •  Fluent in English as a working language, willing and committed to work about 8 hours per day
  •  Are involved in youth work at a local / national level or with great motivation for involvement
  •  Are able to replicate the methods and activities learned at the training course in your organisations

Participants are chosen by the project team according to the following criteria:

  •  interest and motivation in the training course topic and results
  •  opportunities for personal and professional development offered by the activities resulting from the application form,
  •  capacity and interest in multiplying the project’s results and methodology,
  •  gender balance
  •  age 18+,
  •  must be able to use English as a working language.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Costs are covered by project budget.

Travel reimbursement

  • Bulgaria, Romania – 180 EUR/ pax
  • Slovenia, Italy, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia – 275 EUR/ pax
  • Spain, Portugal – 360 EUR/ pax

 

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Sdrujenie Nadejda-CRD, Bulgaria

Co-organiser:

  • Curba de Cultura, Romania – Youth NGO

Phone: +359 894 62 11 23

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Youth Work, You(th) Lead.pdf

Contact for questions:

Dilyana Vuchkova

E-Mail: dilianavuchkova@gmail.com

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Training Course: Passion for Learning 2020

Dates: 19-23 May 2020

Venue: Latvia

Eligible are 20 participants coming from:  Estonia, Latvia

Application deadline: 1st April 2020

Passion for Learning 2020 is training programme for youth workers and youth leaders on facilitation and recognition of learning processes of young people in youth work. We offer 5-days training in Latvia followed by individual mentoring by trainer.

General Description

Training programme aims at:

  •  developing competences of youth workers to facilitate learning process in the context of Erasmus+ Youth Programme, European Solidarity Corps projects and local youth activities;
  • contributing to development of quality of youth work by introducing facilitation of learning as regular practice of youth workers.

By the end of the training programme participants will:

  • be able to create suitable learning process for young people, e.g. involve youngsters in the planning of learning, set learning goals, create learning environment and opportunities for self-assessment, and become aware of their learning outcomes;
  • engage young people in dialogue, address motivation and participation of young people;
  • know and use new approaches and methods that help young people to learn;
  • be able to analyse themselves as learner and supporters of learning;
  • redesign/ review learning dimension in current Erasmus+/European Solidarity Corps projects and youth work within their organisation.

Main topics planned to be covered during the training course:

  •  Learning in the context of youth work, Erasmus+ and Solidarity Corps projects;
  • Elements of learning process and connection to motivation and participation;
  • Methods and tools for goal setting, planning, facilitating learning experience, giving feedback, reflecting and evaluating;
  • Youthpass as a practical tool to support learning;
  • Sharing experience in facilitation of learning process, connecting theory and practice of learning in non-formal education;
  • Competences for facilitation of learning and ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers

Profile of participants

Youth workers and youth leaders:

  •  working with young people on a daily basis either nationally or internationally;
  • representing organisation/institution (employee/long-term volunteer);
  • willing to introduce and strengthen learning facilitation element in the organisation;
  • having experience in implementation of Erasmus+/European Solidary Corps project (at least one);
  • able to work in English;
  • aged 18+;
  • ready and able to take part in the training programme for its all duration from May 2020 till end of September 2020.

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 for International Programs for Youth in Latvia – National Agency

Co-organiser(s):

  • Foundation Archimedes – National Agency

Phone: + 371 67358062

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timetable Passion for Learning.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ieva Upesleja

E-Mail: ieva.upesleja@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.