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Youth Exchange: Between two worlds

Dates: 04 – 18 August 2019

Venue: Klaffer, Austria

We are looking for 2 participants (13-20 years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 56 participants coming from: Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey and Austria

Application deadline: 26th July 2019

The purpose of this Exchange is to encourage tolerance among youngsters, to help them to recognise labelling and discrimination.

General Description

Abusive behaviours, against refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable groups are the dangers that recently arise at Europe and other continents.

Abusive behaviours and bullying are serious contemporary problems in EU according to the Statement by the Council of Europe, Anti-Racism Commission and according to many problematic situations of violence and radicalisation around us,

This situation has led to a xenophobic tendency since migration has been part of the common experience of all our countries; thus, European values have been greatly influenced by this.

As a consequence, youth work must show solidarity with these vulnerable groups and to accommodate their needs in an urgent matter. This shared responsibility will not only help people in desperate need but will also streghten the bond between European countries.

Youth work has become more and more important for personal and social development of young people from these vulnerable groups. The interest from these concepts is rising, but unfortunately there are not so many opportunitites to tackle these issues or to make them more attractive, for both the targeted youngsters but also for the communities they now live in.

Youth work is a big challenge and responsibility for all the actors that are involved in the field. There are numerous factors having a great influence on the quality of youth work, but still the youth worker is the main force responsible for the results and the learning of young people, especially in these sensitive times.

Methodologies:

  • Working groups, with the aim of reflecting about youth, racism, intolerance, migration and marginalised groups
  • Work and creative working methodologies and tools for the development of inclusion projects in the frame of Erasmus+ programme
  • Internal forum of experiences with the presentation of experiences/ projects
  • Visit Foundation for Shelter and Support of Migrants

This project addresses the query of how to identify youth radicalisation, violent or non-violent and which initiatives should be taken for tackling this issue. Young people, belong to this social group which is extremely exposed to the risk of radicalisation, taking under consideration that hate speech and xenophobic tendencies, might be easily disseminated through social media or mass media in general.

Prevention of racism and youth radicalisation will only become effective, after involving active citizenship for the sake of local societies. The role of youth workers and educational institutions is crucial towards this direction.

The main aim of this project is to make a focus on those risks, that young people, social vulnerable groups and local societies, might be facing as an outcome of financial recession, degraded living environments, lack of opportunities and financial resources. Local societies, are daily exposed to populism and rhetoric of well-furnished totalitarian regimes, without having the means or the disposition to dream of a better world and to change the world they live in.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 30 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Kinderfreunde Muhlviertel – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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Training Course: Body Poetry

Dates: 5-13 October 2019

Venue: Homade (Brivezac), France

Eligible are 19 participants coming from: France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 31st July 2019

We would like to invite youth workers and embodied arts facilitators to explore usage of embodied arts for youth work as powerful tools for social inclusion.

General Description

Body Poetry is a space for creativity, art and inspirational sparks where we will share Theatre, Dance, Circus, Body Expression and other embodied arts methods to be used in youth work as powerful tools for Social Inclusion.

The program is designed for two types of participants:

  •  Embodied arts facilitators: Those working with the body in a creative way (theatre, dance, movement practices, contact improvisation, circus, martial arts, street art, body expression, body work, impro techniques…) and that have experience facilitating in front of the group.
  • Youth workers: Those working with young people at risk of Social Exclusion (including young people with disabilities, Roma community and with migrant backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ young people…) that are interested in embodied arts methods but don’t have much experience and tools for applying them with their target group.

Our Training Course – Embodied Arts Laboratory is a meeting point for the Embodied Arts Facilitators and Youth Workers to share ideas, approaches, techniques and experiences with colleagues working with body methods and in the field of Social Inclusion from all over Europe.

As an Embodied Arts Facilitator you will have the chance to receive training in Embodied Arts forms proposed by our Body Poetry Facilitators and by other colleagues from all over Europe.

You will have the chance to facilitate a workshop for sharing with the youth workers your area of expertise and to work together mentoring a group for designing inclusive workshops for young people at risk of Social Exclusion.

As a Youth Worker you will have the chance to receive training in different Embodied Arts forms by Facilitators from all over Europe. You will get tools for adapting the Embodied Arts methods for meeting the needs of your target group and will receive mentoring on how to design, implement and evaluate inclusive Embodied Arts workshops for groups of young people at risk of Social Exclusion.

As a result of the project, the Embodied Arts Facilitators will receive professional peer-training and will have the chance to practice their facilitation and mentoring skills. At the same time, the Youth Workers will acquire successful new tools from every partner and will bring them back to their organisations and local communities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the hosting organisation

Travel reimbursement

  • France (2 participants) – €20
  • Spain, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Portugal (2 participants) – €275

Participation fee

There is a €50 participation fee, taken from the travel reimbursement (which also grants you with a Nomadways membership).

 

 

Application

 

Organiser:

Nomadways – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 176 83511305

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Verena Mans

E-Mail: verena.mans@gmail.com

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Study Visit on good practices in the field of volunteering in Istanbul

Dates: 7-14 September 2019

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 9 participants coming from: Iceland, Italy, Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 25th August 2019

This study visit has been envisioned to promote good practices in the field of Volunteering as well as in the field of recognition and validation of soft skills acquired during local volunteering activities.

General Description

The Study Visit will last for 7 days (including 1 arrival day and 1 departure day). At the beginning of the Study Visit, participants and staff will introduce themselves, sharing their expectations, fears and possible contributions towards the project and will take part in various “ice-breaking” activities to create a cooperative and proactive group environment.

Participants will see first-hand examples of good practices in the field of Volunteering and in the field of recognition and validation of soft skills.

The meeting, managed by the project partner Antalya EU Center in collaboration with the Learning Designs company, will allow to visit the major Turkish organizations and institutions in the third sector, including:

These meetings will be an opportunity to network and exchange good practices on volunteering and on the certification of volunteers’ skills, which is the main objective of our project, which develops a system to recognize the skills acquired in volunteer experiences.

The institutions to be visited have been selected taking into consideration the possibility to involve them in the next steps of the project, given that Study Visits can represent powerful networking opportunities, too.

Both the participants and the visited organizations will get an explanation of the GloCal System and will be asked to contribute and participate in the process.

Participants of the Study Visit

The call is open to 9 participants from Italy.

We are looking for people with a significant role within the organization, interested in getting involved and who speak at least an intermediate level of English.

The Study Visit is cross-sectoral and is addressed to a variety of youth organizations and institutions, or their representatives with a keen interest in the recognition and certification of soft-skills at different levels, in particular through volunteering activities and with young people.

The activity is therefore open not only to NGOs or youth associations, but, for example, also to employment offices, companies, education institutions and/or other stakeholders that might be able to bridge the world of volunteering with the professional one. This Study Visit represents also the first step towards the creation of a network of associations bonded by the confidence in the value of volunteering and its expendability in the job market.

GloCal Recognition will develop a system for the recognition of soft skills acquired during volunteering activities carried out at the local level. The system is going to be adapted from “Global Recognition”, a platform previously created by Joint in collaboration with organizations from South America and Europe, aimed at the certification of international volunteering experiences. This project will, therefore, foster long-lasting cooperation between Turkish and European NGOs and will allow youngsters and local organizations to give an added value to their work.

The main concrete output of GloCal Recognition will be the creation of an online platform translated in Italian, English, and Turkish that will include:

• An assessment framework for the soft skills and a system for the emission of the certificate;

• A number of E-learning modules designed for the comprehension and awareness of users’ soft skills;

• A guidebook presenting examples of non-formal education methodologies for both youngsters and non-profit organizations, that will support them in the evaluation process of the acquired skills.

The project foresees also the promotion and dissemination of the platform through the web and various social media channels.

“GloCal Recognition” is one among the 12 projects selected within the framework of the Program “Supporting Civil Society Dialogue Between EU and Turkey Grant Scheme (CSD-V) ” funded by the Turkish Ministry of EU Affairs and by the European Union itself. The aim of the Program is to foster cooperation between Turkish and European Civil Society.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Food and accommodation will be covered by the project.

Travel reimbursement

For the participation in the meetings 100% of travel costs will be refund up to a maximum of 275 €.

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Associazione di promozione sociale Joint – Youth NGO

Phone: +39 02 45 47 23 64

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alice Lanfranchi

E-Mail: info@associazionejoint.org

Training Course. Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers. Liechtenstein

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Training Course: Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers (JUBE+ in German Language)

Dates: 12-15 November 2019

Venue: Malbun, Liechtenstein

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

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

How can I start a project? How can I find the right partners? With the other participants you will develop a youth exchange, draft a programme, and learn about the Erasmus+ application-process.

General Description

Objectives of Training for Newcomers:

  • 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.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

NA for Erasmus + Youth in Action in Liechtenstein

Phone: +423 239 91 15

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme JUBE Liechtenstein.pdf

Contact for question:

Virginie Meusburger-Cavassino

E-Mail: virginie@aha.li

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 ESCalator: New levels of European volunteering

Dates: 10-16 September 2019

Venue: Trkmanka – ecocentre, Velké Pavlovice, Czech Republic

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 15th July 2019

Training course with networking and study visit elements for ESC coordinators from the EU and Western Balkan/SEE regions.

General Description

Aim of the project
To increase the quality of ESC projects through personal development of coordinators and building long term partnerships of organisations.

Main elements of the course:

  • Excursions to different types of ESC projects;
  • ESC quality related themes;
  • Learning and service in ESC projects;
  • Roles, needs and competencies of ESC actors;
  • Space for personal reflection and feedback;
  • Networking and partnership building sessions;
  • Intercultural experience – local wine harvest festival.

For participants from:
Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo*, Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

Team members:
Magda Wagenknechtová Svobodová, Helena Kosková, Petre Mrkev, Dan Janauer, Honza Látal.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The organizer will reimburse 100 % of participants travel costs and 100 % of visa costs. The travel costs has to be disscused and approved by organiser.

Participation fee

33 €
This participation fee will be used to cover extra organisational costs and also works as a symbolic contribution.

Application

Organiser:

ANEV z.s. (Association of Non-formal Education) – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Council for prevention of juvenile delinquency Kavadarci – Youth NGO

Phone: +420 608039629

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsESCalator InfoPack.pdf

Contact for questions:

ESCalator Team

E-Mail: evs.gathering@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

Luxembourg city

Conference: Youth work in the digital era

Dates: 14-17 January 2020

Venue: Alvisse Parc Hotel, Luxembourg

Eligible are max 100 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st November 2019

Youngsters grow up in a digitally connected world. What do these developments mean for youth work? Discover the concept of digital youth work, best practices, learn how to adapt youth work practices and how to proactively meet young people’s needs?

General Description

Young people grow up in a digitally connected world, where automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence are no longer futuristic concepts, but already a reality.

For young people, the difference between “online” and “offline” is increasingly blurred. Social media and internet usage have established themselves as important parts of youth culture.

  • What do these developments mean for youth work?

To be fair – youth workers don’t need to be technical experts when it comes to new media and technology. However, they should recognize that young people are growing up in a digital era and that they need support in navigating the online aspect of their lives.

During these 4 day conference youth workers from across Europe will be invited to learn, explore and exchange about the various forms and best practices of “digital youth work”.

Through panel discussion, keynote speeches, as well as workshops and project presentations at a fair, participants will benefit from many valuable contributions from field experts and from exchanges with other participants on a variety of topics including information and data literacy, communication through digital channels, problem solving by using digital tools, online safety and many more.

Ultimately, they will have the opportunity to discuss and formulate the needs and wishes of the sector for the digital youth work in presence of policy makers.

Costs

 

his project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Service national de la Jeunesse

Phone: (+352) 247 – 86477

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme Youth work in the digital era Salto.pdf

Contact for questions:

Tania Matias

E-Mail: tania.matias@snj.lu

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 Coaching: Level One

Dates: 16-25 September 2019

Venue: Kysak, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 12th August 2019

“Coaching: Level One” is an international training course for youth workers on group coaching with a focus on unemployed youth and NEET. The training course is targeted at trainers, youth workers, teachers, and community leaders.

General Description

The Slovak Civil Society Organisation “EduEra” is happy to invite you to apply for participation in our upcoming international training course “Coaching: Level One”.

“Coaching: Level One” foresees the creation of the professional figure of a “coach” for youth work, and to be applied to local and international youth work across Europe and beyond, by establishing a training course which is followed by online coaching and home assignments.

The training course is implemented in partnership with the Estonian Company “Res Cogita” which will provide a Level One Coaching Certification for those who complete the home assignments of 80 hours of coaching upon returning to home.

The training course is targeted at teachers, therapists, psychologists, youth workers, youth leaders, community leaders and job office employees.

The training course foresees up to 8 days of work, whereas the first half of the training focuses on the personal development of participants and development of constructive attitudes and self-confidence to engage in coaching practices.

The second half of the training is focused on providing practical coaching tools and dedicated space and time for practicing.

Costs

 

his project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Following the rules of ERASMUS+, the costs of your international travel are covered up to the following total amounts (if you prove that your travel falls into the corresponding distance band).

  • Slovakia (20€)
  • Hungary, Poland (180€)
  • Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta,
  • Portugal (360€);

Participation fee

Participation fee of EUR 30 is to be paid in cash in Slovakia.

Application

 

Organiser:

EduEra – Youth NGO

Phone: +421907619302

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Coaching Level One.pdf

Contact for questions:

Petra Papierníková

Website: http://www.eduera.sk

Facebook:

E-Mail: eduerango@gmail.com