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Training Course Europe Goes Local SP: Meeting of Municipal Youth Councils, Exchanging Realities & Practices for recognition of local youth work

Dates: 1-5 September 2020

Venue: Online, Greece

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, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st July 2020

The meeting will reinforce the networking among the members of Municipal Youth Councils, by sharing their realities and good practises, by discussing the level of recognition of local youth work in their local communities and by designing future actions

General Description

Europe Goes Local is an international project funded through the Erasmus+ Programme. The core aim of the project is to raise the quality of local youth work in particular through enhanced cooperation between various stakeholders that are active at the municipal level.

The Partnership currently involves about 200 members who represent around 120 municipalities from 22 participating countries.

The Partnership also intends to have a multiplying effect by connecting to various activities of the partners and spreading project results to a wide range of stakeholders. This Strategic Partnership is a platform for multi-level initiatives. Large-scale events, mapping exercises and network-wide actions are coordinated at the European level while National Agencies develop national plans to respond to the needs of their partners and create different types of learning opportunities with a transnational dimension.

How can youth work be meaningfully documented and reflected on without wasting too much time? How can communities offer their young people a broad range of exchange opportunities? How does international youth work contribute to inclusion for all young people? And how can European concepts have an impact at local level?

The main abjectives of the TC are:

  • to have a multiplying effect by connecting to various activities of the representatives and
  • spreading project results to a wide range of stakeholders
  • to raise the quality of local youth work through enhanced cooperation between various
  • stakeholders that are active at the municipal level
  • to enhance networking among municipality representatives
  • to share good and bad practices
  • to make a step forward for the recognition of youth work

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – National Agency

Phone: +302131314435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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: Maker Education in youth work

Dates: 12-18 October 2020

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Albania, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania

Application deadline: 11th August 2020

We are offering two one-week-long courses over 2020 and 2021. They are targeted towards youth practitioners and will give them the opportunity to learn about maker education, and how to apply these concepts in youth work.

General Description

Maker education is a problem-based and project-based approach to learning. It emphasizes the use of low-tech and high-tech gadgets, a trial-and-error mindset, and it encourages learners to develop 21st century skills such as communication, creativity and problem solving.

Our project is providing 2 opportunities for youth workers to explore maker education, exchange on these topics with individuals from across Europe, brainstorm new tools, methods and techniques relevant to this field.

When?

Autumn 2020 mobility: October 12th to October 18th

Winter 2021 mobility: February 22nd to February 28th

It is possible to apply for either of these courses, or even for both. Just make sure to specify your preference in the application form.

Who?

We are searching for candidates who are interested in:

  • Developing their skills in digital technologies, problem solving and STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths).
  • Developing skills to be able to use digital technologies for social change.
  • Developing skills around MakerEducation and learning how such activities can be used to inspire younger generations and reconnect them with society.

What?

The autumn 2020 mobility will focus on the following topics:

Introduction to maker education: plunge into the universe of maker education, learn from each other’s experiences, explore state of the art educational supports on maker education, debate the influence of maker culture and the maker movement on the youth work sector

Electronic prototyping: learn how to create electronic circuits and manipulate electronic components. Explore maker activities for youth on this topic

Coding: explore physical computing, visual coding softwares, learn how to run educational activities on the computational way of thinking and enhance interactivity of electronic creations via computer programming

Reward system for maker education: brainstorm ways of rewarding the efforts of young makers, exchange on techniques and methods to acknowledge the learning outcomes of youth engaging in maker education

Maker education and inclusion: learn how to get hard to reach youth involved in maker activities

The winter 2021 mobility will focus on the following topics:

Robotics: explore project-based activities and challenges around building robots and automates, learn how to make robotics appealing and fun for young people

Electronic textiles: experiment cutting edge applications of electronics and programming through producing your own garments and accessories embedding electronic components and microcontrollers, learn how to run basic as well as more advanced workshops on e-textiles for youth

Computer Aided Design: learn to manipulate open source CAD softwares for graphic design, virtual reality and augmented reality. Explore ways to introduce a young audience to these topics and techniques.

Internet of things: explore the universe of connected objects, learn how to create functional connected items with young people

Where?

The courses will be held in Tirana, Albania. We will be hosted by Arduino Albania, an informal group of people with a passion for open source hardware and software, digital technologies and accessible education for all.

Trainers?

The training will be led by youth practitioners and professionals of the ICT sector from Digijeunes, Arduino Albania, Junda Youth centre, and HorizonLab.

Application

If you want to participate in either of the two training courses, or both, please fill out this google form. Please make sure to specify which course(s) you are interested in. Should we require extra information, we will then get in contact with you via email.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting will take place at hostels/ apartments near the training venue. Every day, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided. Participants will share 2 and 3 beds rooms. Female and male participants will be separated.

Travel reimbursement

The info pack will contain an estimate of the overall price of tickets to reach the training venue from different starting countries. We will refund to participants the price of their tickets (within the limits of the Erasmus+ lump sums).

  • Traveling from Albania, Greece: up to 180 eur
  • Traveling from Romania, Latvia, France, Italy: up to 275 eur

 

Participation fee

There will be no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Digijeunes – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Arduino Albania (Others)

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Simone

E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

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E-learning The Sustainability Academy. 5Rs in Youth work

Dates: 14 September – 9 October 2020

Venue: Online, Luxembourg

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

Application deadline: 20th July 2020

The Sustainability Academy is a 4-week online training in sustainable youth work. Using Design Thinking, we will focus on sustainable development principles, social entrepreneurship and circular economy and learn to apply those concepts in youth work.

General Description

The Sustainability Academy is a 50h online training focused on sustainability in youth work. Over 4 weeks, the participants will be invited to use Design thinking methodology to identify the challenges they face and elaborate with young people:

  • climate change,
  • abuse of the environmental recourses,
  • consumption,
  • social injustice and others.

With Fridays for Future young people express already their disagreement to how older generations approach the issues. Is it possible to co-create with them long-term actions, where all generations could get involved in common strategy?

During the course the participants will be assisted with 3 coaches experienced in non-formal education and Design Thinking as well as 3 experts in areas of Sustainable development, Circular Economy and Social Entrepreneurship. Together they will explore potential solutions for more sustainable lifestyles and communities. Online character of the training will allow the participants to stay connected to their local realities and yet have a chance to check it with international colleagues.

The main objectives are:

  • Understand current environmental and social challenges and the way young people approach them (5R: reuse, reduce, recycle, rethink, refuse)
  • Rethink the current way of doing: prepare young people to co-create more circular, sustainable world
  • Identify already existing tools used in youth work and community work in Luxembourg and Europe (incl virtual visits and meetings to the projects)
  • Co-create potential solutions that can be multiplied on local and European level
  • Learn Design Thinking process by applying it to solve concrete challenge

The participants will have a chance to interact with others via synchronized meetings on an online platform (Zoom) as well as explore their own communities and report the results using common online tools, like Padlet, Miro, Mural.

The overall course time will be divided between plenary sessions (keynotes, input sessions, virtual visits or the projects in Luxemburg), small group work (assisted by coaches and experts), individual learning (research and testing) and online social actions (e.g. yoga class, zero-waste cooking, online concert).

Participation in the whole course is required to be able to receive the certificate.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Art square lab asbl

Phone: 00352 691 307 400

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule Sustainability Academy.pdf

Contact for questions:

Magdalena Jakubowska

E-mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

E-Mail: magdalena@artsquarelab.net

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 Linguistic Workout!: English communication competences for transnational youth projects

Dates: 17-23 October 2020

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

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: 9th August 2020

This TC aims to improve communication competences in English with a functional methodology focusing on international youth work within Erasmus+. It targets participants seeking to build partnerships and develop international youth projects.

General Description

Have you ever had difficulties working in international environments?

Would you like to improve your English competences to work with E+?

Would you like to gain effective communication and better quality of your projects?

How about getting new partners and developing projects together?

If YES to any of the above, this course is for you!

Aim:

The aim of this training course is to provide practical tools to participants to improve their communication competences (skills, attitudes and knowledge) in English for international projects within Erasmus+ and European mobility and lifelong learning programmes.

This course is designed for people who wish to gain confidence and get new tools to communicate in English based on their existing knowledge. Because of that, it is intended for participants with an intermediate level. (A2-B1). This is NOT for beginners or advanced learners.

Objectives:

1- Provide participants with practical tools to activate and improve their English language skills.

2- Develop strategies to handle communications in international learning mobility projects.

3- Help participants improve their existing communication skills in English in order to develop international projects in the field of learning mobility.

4- Rehearse practical situations where English communication is required (presentations of their jobs and tasks, presentations of their organisations, project design and presentation, etc.)

5- Provide information and vocabulary about mobility and Erasmus+ programmes as well as project management.

6- Develop English communication strategies to tackle cultural differences in order to facilitate understanding in intercultural and international partnerships.

7- Facilitate the building of long-lasting partnerships among participants’ organisations for future collaboration.

Methodology:

The course methodology is based on experiential learning, in an environment where participants can learn from each other and from the trainers.

The methodology used in this training activity is based on non-formal learning and is fully functional and topic-related. The course is aimed to encourage communication among the participants through simulation activities and practical communication exercises. Learning-by-doing activities are fully integrated in the course curriculum.

The programme of the course is built around activities relevant to the improvement of English communication in an international environment. During the course, participants will learn how to learn by themselves and to improve their skills thanks to simulation exercises, role-play games, presentations and workgroups, where the participants will work on reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar revision, listening and oral practice.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected/ having confirmed your participation, check with them the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) – National Agency

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: LWO Agenda 2020.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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Training Course: Embracing Conflict and Diversity

Dates: 25 July – 2 August 2020

Venue: Pierias area, Greece

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain

Application deadline: 22nd June 2020

Would you like to improve your work by learning more about conflict management and diversity? Then this is a great opportunity for you! “Embracing Conflict & Diversity” will take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2020 (including travel dates) in Greece.

General Description

Would you like to improve your work by learning more about conflict management and diversity? Then this is a great opportunity for you! “Embracing Conflict and Diversity” will take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2020 (including travel dates), in Greece.

The title of this training reflects the core concepts and key competences: embracing conflict means to acknowledge conflict (instead of avoiding) and engaging in a conflict-solving process in which people gain mutual understanding and thus come closer together.

Embracing diversity involves acknowledging differences and supporting mutual respect and understanding through dialogue and communication.

The aim of of this training course is to improve practices of dealing with conflict and diversity in youth work in Europe, by offering youth workers relevant knowledge, exercises and tools and exchange best-practices.

This is an Erasmus+ training for youth workers that work with youth from culturally diverse backgrounds from or residing in Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Spain.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All food and accommodation is covered by Erasmus+ during the training dates (July 26-August 1st) plus dinner on the 26th and breakfast on the 2nd

Travel reimbursement

For participant’s travel from Netherlands, Germany, Italy or Spain to Greece there is a reimbursement of maximum €275, which will be paid back to you after the training. If your costs are lower, this is what you receive, if they are higher you won’t receive more than the limit. For participants from Greece who have to travel more than 100km the reimbursement is maximum €180, for less than 100km it’s max. €20.

Participation fee

We ask for a participation fee of €25 euro, to be paid in advance.

Application

 

Organiser:

Stichting voor Actieve Geweldloosheid (Foundation for Active Nonviolence) – Youth NGO

Phone: +30619810892

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Webinar: Making Youth Goals Visible

Dates: 4 June 2020

Time: 2-4PM CEST

Venue: Online (zoom.us), Estonia

Eligible are 450 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 3rd May 2020

One of the biggest youth participation projects in Europe is the structured dialogue and the creation of Youth Goals! Join our webinar to learn how policy messages can be made more attractive and practical for everyone.

General Description

 

The Youth Goals are the outcome of the Youth Dialogue process with over 50.000 young people across Europe. The webinar will give an insight into the ideas, success factors and learning moments behind the promotion and European distribution of the Youth Goals during their creation.

Young people, values and EU – gives you an overview how Finnish National Agency decided to distribute EU Youth strategy to the youth field by using participative methods, which was created together with group of young people.

  • Learn from practitioners what methods and approaches can be used to promote youth participation
  • Get inspiration on how to simplify complicated processes and messages
  • Gather ideas how to put Youth Goals into practice in your country!
  • Get more tips and tricks how to work with decision makers, partners and young people
  • Up your knowledge on communicating the youth voice

Speakers:

Martin Kitzberger works as a policy officer at the Austrian National Youth Council. His fields of expertise include international and European youth politics and youth participation. He was one of the organizers of the European youth conference in Vienna in 2018 and contributed to the development and dissemination of the Youth Goals.

Annina Kurki is working for Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity corps (EDUFI). She has worked in the field of youth work over 10 year before starting her work at NA. She was part of the team who co-created the Young people, values and EU – model.

Lauri Keskiväli is a drama and theater coach, who was responsible for creating the method Young people, values and EU, together with the group of young people. He works for the city of Lahti.

In order to take part of this webinar, participants will have to ensure following technical requirements are guaranteed to have a good webinar experience:

  • Wifi or 3G/4G network
  • speakers
  • microphone (optional)
  • webcam (optional)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar. In case of cancellation less than 2 days before the webinar 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@archimedes.ee

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Training Course Chance to update: Full-Stack Online Training Course for Youth Trainers and Facilitators

Dates: 1 June – 30 September 2020

Venue: Online, Luxembourg

Eligible are 200-500 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 28th May 2020

A complete Training Course of Training skills and Facilitation. Made for all youth who desired to be a trainers and leaders. Best match to youth-workers and youth-leaders who dire to update their expertise to Youth Trainers and Facilitators.

General Description

A four-months practical training course dedicated to the major knowledge, skills and attitude of Youth Trainers, Youth Leaders, Business-Trainers and Facilitators working in the field of non-formal learning and Business-Education.

We work online. Each week we will have 1-2 online meetings, 2 hours each approx. You will try to really implement the best-practices during the sessions and between them. Please find the detailed plan below.

The route and a program might be adjusted in order to be more effective and bring better output for participants. We are flexible. And we are practicle.

The preliminary high-level training program plan is:

Brief intro to Youth Work and Trainers Role; (4 hrs)
Training activity as your Business, your Job and your Passion (4 hrs)
Non-formal Education: European approach, actuality (4 hrs)
Monetisation of Trainers job (6 hrs)
Importance of Erasmus+ model of Youth Work and Trainers Competences (4 hrs)
Researching your target audience; (2 hrs)
Strategic planning and detailed development of your Training Course; (6 hrs)
Youth psychology (4 hrs)
Fulfillment of your Training Course; (8 hrs)
European values in Youth Work (2 hrs)
Presentation of the ideas, Body Language of Trainer; (4 hrs)
Influencing the audience; (6 hrs)
Secrtets of the group dynamic; (6 hrs)
Time-management for Youth Trainer; (4 hrs)
Getting Things Done; (4 hrs)
Engaging and Entertaining the audience (6)
Dealing with crisis and challenging behavior (6)
How to sell your training skills to the clients (4)
How to be charismatic and make people like you (6)
How to detect lie (4)
Smaller topics and questions (up to 6 hrs)
Informal Learning Impact: You also will learn the art of non-formal education, self-organisation, technical and logistical details. You will practice the teambuilding activities as a real youth-leader.

Whom this Training Course designed for: (the participant profile):

  • Junior Youth Workers, working the field of non-formal learning and youth work and desired to update own professional level;
  • Mid- and Senior- Youth Workers who need to provide more training activities with groups;
  • Skilled trainers, who look for new inspiration and meeting with peers, as far as learn, how to earn money as a Trainer;
  • Facilitators and future facilitators, working the field of non-formal learning and youth work, who want to learn and perfect the art of facilitation;
    Working language: English.

Training Team:

Our Lead-trainer is one of the best Youth-trainers and Business-trainers in Europe, working as YT since 1999, who conducted more than 15 000 hours of Training Activities alone and with co-trainers, the TED and TEDx Speakers trainer, AGILE coach and SCRAM-facilitator:

A hi-skilled youth-trainers from Hungary, Italy, Denmark and Great-Britain will join our course with some specific topics.

How will we work:

We will have one or two on-line conferences each week, We will join by Google-Hangouts, Zoom Youtube, and poossibly will use other applications for video-conferencing. You have to book an empty room in your place to be able to move, speak and practice all exercises during the Course sessions.

What exactly will you need to do:

1) You apply to the Course by filling the Application formhere, on Salto-Youth website.

2) Get the invitation letter with further instuctions

3) Join the FB-page that is used for organisational questions and feedback.

4) Attend the course for free;

5) Get the life-long follow-up support (Information, Materials, Further courses for free)

6) Learn about additional hi-valuable sessions of the course with limited amount of participants avilable – and attend them;

Our sponsors are: International Youth Training Center “DiGrease’s Buffoon Theatre” (Warsaw, Poland), European Youth Development Agency (Luxembourg), Erasmus+ Youth Programme; “TED/TEDx” , Free-lance business trainer Aliaksej Burnosenka (vargan@tut.by), US Embassy Belarus.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

European Youth Development Agency – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • International Youth Training Center “DiGrease’s Buffoon Theatre” – Youth NGO
  • TED/TEDx
  • Free-lance business trainer Aliaksej Burnosenka

Phone: +352 24873962

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Emma Graph

E-Mail: emma.graph@protonmail.com