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

Dates: 13-19 June 2020

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

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

Application deadline: 13th April 2020

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

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

General Description

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

Objectives:

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

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

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

More about the Adventure Education and our experiences

Participants and Team:

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

Participants profile:

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

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

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

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

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

Travel reimbursement

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

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

Participation fee

The organisers are not collecting any participation fees.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre

Co-organisers:

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

Phone: +48 22 4 631 462

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tomasz Szopa

E-Mail: tszopa@frse.org.pl

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

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Training Course: Competences of Youth Workers in preventing violent radicalization and extremism

Dates: 18-23 May 2020

Venue: Tbilisi, Georgia

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

Application deadline: 31st March 2020

This is a training course for youth workers and practitioners daily involved in preventing violent radicalization who would like to upscale their competences in this field and share their experience.

General Description

Young people are impacted by constant changes in global social and economic realities, and many of them face poverty, exclusion, inequality, and marginalization. Their personal circumstances and wider political, social and economic environment in which they live may make them vulnerable to various radical influences and also violent radicalization.

Realities of this emerging trend make it necessary to emphasize the need to work with young people in Europe and its neighboring regions, in order to strengthen their resilience to violent radicalization, and reinforce the openness and inclusiveness of communities in which they live.

In order to determine and illustrate the role of youth work in this regard, the Salto Euro Med, Salto EECA and Salto SEE Resource Centres together with the National Agencies of Erasmus+ Youth Programme of France, Germany, Italy, Poland as well as the European Union and the Council of Europe Youth Partnership have come together:

  • to research and showcase positive ways and initiatives in which youth violent radicalization can be addressed and prevented;
  • to examine how we can strengthen the role of different actors, in an attempt to compile a long-term strategy about youth work against violent radicalization;
  • to provide training and networking opportunities for youth workers, practitioners from different sectors involved actively in preventing violent radicalization and extremism.

As a part of this strategy there have been realized a study about the role of youth work in the prevention of violent radicalization of young people and four international activities: a conference in Malta in 2017, a seminar in Tirana, Albania in 2018, and in 2019 a training course in Macerata, Italy and a study visit to Belgium.

More information about the strategy you can find at Salto website

The strategy in 2020 will follow up this process strengthening and developing youth workers competences in the field of prevention of violent radicalization. It would also like to offer more opportunities for NGOs to share their experience at the local and international level and provide opportunities for networking.

In the framework of this new step, a research about competences needed for youth workers in the framework of preventing violet radicalization and extremism was initiated. During the 2020 the researcher will present the outcomes of his work and he will also collect feedbacks and information needed for upscaling the final version of the work. The competences’ research is focusing on the importance of strengthening individual and community resilience as a tool for preventing violent radicalization and extremism. Resilience will be an importance focus for the upscaling of the work in the training and in the research.

The training course “Competences of Youth Workers in preventing violent radicalization and extremism is the first element of the 2020 strategy.”

The Training will bring together participants from Programme Countries and from the four Neighboring Regions of the European Union (Eastern Partnership, Euromed, Russia and Western Balkans) in order to reinforce participants personal and professional competences in the field of building community resilience and in empowerment of youth towards preventing violent radicalization.

Objectives:

  • to reflect on the key concepts regarding the meaning of radicalization, community resilience, as well as counter- and positive narratives;
  • to introduce the competence model on youth work preventing violent radicalization and extremism and collecting feedback on it:
  • to support youth workers in developing specific competences in order to be able to strengthen individual and community resilience;
  • to provide participants the space and time to share and work on existing tools and approaches that support the development of community resilience that leads the youth wellbeing especially in critical social and political situation;
  • to introduce and explore Erasmus+ Programme & ESC potential in supporting youth work in developing community resilience.

Target group:

Youth workers, practitioners daily involved in work related to prevention of violent radicalization and extremism and in buildling community resilience.

Duration:

The training is 4 days long, with arrival on the 18th and departure on the 23rd of May

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:

SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus

Co-organiser:

  • Polish National Agency of Erasmus+

Phone: +484631463

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Małgorzata Pawłowska

E-Mail: mpawlowska@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 Creating Space: A Digital Future with Ethics in Mind. A training for multipliers* of formal and non-formal educational work

Dates: 16-20 April 2020

Venue: Krzyżowa, Poland

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Germany, Poland, Ukraine

Application deadline: 27th March 2020

Democracy between a hashtag#, likes and Hatespeech: Virtual space is part of our lives, it has been added, and political and democratic education must begin today on the smartphone. But how? Join our Training on media literacy and digital ethics!

General Description

The current developments are leaving us shaken and it is time to react. Virtual space is part of our lives, it has not been replaced, but has been added, and political and democratic education must begin today on the smartphone.

Creating Space: A Digital Future with Ethics in Mind. A training for multipliers of formal and non-formal educational work

What is it about?

The current developments in Europe are shocking: We must finally understand that political education and media education must go hand in hand, otherwise democracy will soon blow up in our faces.

Hate-Speech and Fake News threatens democracy. The Krzyżowa Foundation, together with the Berghof Foundation and the Kreisau-Initiative e. V., is organizing a German-Polish-Ukrainian project which sees the clear need for action to expand media skills to include digital media ethics competence, because current information and education addressing media is no longer enough for taking responsible action in the digital society.

The main focus of the training is learn about and to gain applicable knowledge of teaching methods that promote the awareness of digital values and empower youth to stand up against hate speech on the Internet through value-based work. The workshop will introduce participants to a tool kit of methods aimed at strengthening the personalities of youth, enabling self-reflection, promoting empathy, and dealing with diversity in order to apply the concepts and methods to their own work with youths.

During the training, methods are developed and modified by the participants which are applied in the international education projects with young people and which the multipliers can use in their local youth work. The participants have the possibility to share their knowledge, to develop their own methods and to discuss and modify them together in the group so that they can be published under their own name in a digital toolbox.
The project language is English.

Who?
We invite youth workers, educators, teachers, and multipliers of youth work from Germany, Poland, and Ukraine.

Organizer: The Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe

Project partner: Kreisau-Initiative e.V., Berghof Foundation

Co-financing: Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Participation fee (covers accommodation, full board and all programme activities): Participants from Germany: 50 EUR/ Poland: 35 EUR/ Ukraine: 25 EUR

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs:

  • For participants from Germany and Ukraine can be remburs up to 100 Euro person
  • for participants from Poland up to 35 EUR per person of economy class travel costs

Participation fee

Participation fee (covers accommodation, full board and all programme activities): Participants from Germany: 50 EUR/ Poland: 35 EUR/ Ukraine: 25 EUR

Application

 

Organiser:

Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe

Phone: +4917624902117

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Digital future with ethic in mind.pdf

Contact for questions:

Charlotte Lohmann

E-Mail: charlotte.lohmann@krzyzowa.org.pl

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Training Course Active and Engaged: Supporting young people’s conscious active citizenship

Dates: 27-29 May 2020

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

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

Application deadline: 10th April 2020

ATTENTION: DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF NEW DATES ONCE CONFIRMED!

Empowerment Is a buzz word commonly used in the youth sector but young people need platforms that support them to think consciously and critically about issues that affect their lives, the communities they live in.

General Description

This seminar is for youth workers and leaders to promote young people’s conscious active citizenship civic competence so that they can analyze issues in their community with a view to proposing innovative solutions to bring about social change.

Aims:

To explore how to support young people’s conscious active citizenship

Objectives:

  • To provide a space for youth workers to critically reflect on how their Youth work practise empowers or disempowers young people
  • To understand how to empower young people to take action on issues affecting them in their community
  • To support youth workers to develop the tools they need to promote conscious active citizenship with young people
  • To explore how policy can support young people becoming change makers
  • To explore how Erasmus+ can support young people becoming active citizens

Expected Results :

  • Youth workers who understand how to engage young people
  • Youth workers are more equip to support young people to become more active on issues affecting them
  • Young people are more conscious of the communities and world they live in

As part of this training we should develop a toolkit in advance of the training that youth workers can use later with the young people they work with.

Please note arrival date is 26th May and Departure 29th May after lunch.

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:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: +35318871202

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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: 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: BiTriMulti (BTM) in Chalkidiki, Greece

Dates: 12-16 June 2020

Venue: Greece

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

Application deadline: 13th April 2020

The aim of the BiTriMulti course is to offer an international learning experience for practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects; especially newcomers to this field

General Description

The BiTriMulti training supports voluntary as well as full-time youth workers dealing directly with young people in developing their first international Youth Exchange in the framework of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The aim of the BTM training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

Objectives of BTM:

  •  To provide an informed introduction to the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, focusing on Youth Exchanges and their capacity to enhance young people’s active engagement in the making of Europe (though not exclusively) for newcomers to the programme;
  •  To offer an individual and group learning experience through a simulated process on setting up a Youth Exchange project;
  • To develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to organise a Youth Exchange, based on the non-formal learning practice, principles, and quality standards of the EU youth programmes;
  •  To enable participants to reflect on their learning and to familiarise themselves with Youthpass – the strategy on the recognition of non-formal learning in the youth field, its technical tool to produce Youthpass Certificates, and its application in Youth Exchanges in particular and the EU youth programmes in general;
  •  To offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries.

Programme: The BTM training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise which is interspersed with workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics, and ends with an evaluation.

The Network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth Programme organises a series of BTMs each year. You’ll find an overview on all the upcoming BTMs.

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:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – Hellenic National Agency

Phone: +302131314435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack BTM Greece.pdf

Contact for questions:

Panagiota Karametou

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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: EYE Opener in Sweden

Dates: 29 June – 3 July 2020

Venue: Malmö, Sweden

Eligible are 40 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: 26th April 2020

EYE Opener offers an international learning experience to young people and practitioners active in youth work, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

General Description

In this training course, you will learn all the basics you need to organise and apply for a grant for youth exchanges in Erasmus+ Youth Programme. In this activity we focus on youth-adult pairing: 1 experienced adult leader (over 18 years old) + 1 or 2 youth (15-18 years old).

Target group

Max 40 participants (aiming at between 12 and 18 pairing groups).

1 Adult Leader (over 18 years old) who deals directly with the young people and is committed to engaging in the future development of a youth exchange in partnership with the young persons. Two leaders could attend if mixed (male/female) or where national legislation requires this (after agreement with the sending National Agency).

1 to 2 Young People: between 15-18 years old
Both youth workers and young people will be expected to communicate in English.

General Description

The aim of the training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

The training relies on setting the basis of quality in youth exchanges. It will also provide the space to develop concrete project ideas among quality partnerships, targeting at submitting application proposals for the coming Erasmus+ Youth Programme deadlines.

Objectives:

  • to provide information on Erasmus+ Youth Programme youth exchanges
  • to provide a group learning experience in the process of setting up a youth exchange project
  • to develop basic skills, knowledge and attitudes to organise a youth exchange
  • to understand non-formal learning and young people’s participation in learning
  • to explore the role of a group leader in young people’s learning process
  • to enhance the active participation of young people in the planning of youth exchanges
  • to offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries
  • to promote equal-footed partnerships among young people and organisations

The fact that young people can take part in the training gives a whole new dynamic to the process. Young people get first-hand knowledge on project building and the cooperation between youth leaders and young people gets better.

Some tasks are done in national groups, some in young people / youth leader groups and results are compared. The training shows evidence on young people’s competences in project planning on their own.

Programme:

This training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise which is interspersed with workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics and ends with an evaluation. The travel days are the 29th of June and 4th of July.

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:

The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society – National Agency

Phone: +46 10-160 10 74

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack EYE Opener Sweden.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lars Nilsson

E-Mail: lars.nilsson@mucf.se

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.