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Seminar: FuturESC

Dates: 12-15 March 2019

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are 150 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th January 2019

International event aiming to analyze the current European Solidarity Corps’ response to organizational needs and to collect input on the format of the future program in connection with the European Youth Strategy.

General Description

Over the last 20+ years, the Romanian Erasmus+ National Agency focused on promoting and supporting learning as the main tool for change at local, national and European level, with a strong added value in all educational sectors.

At present, the NA works on identifying and connecting the needs of current beneficiaries to the future format of the European Solidarity Corps Program.

In addition, based on the specific European context – with Romania holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union until June 2019 – the focus of the NA activity falls on promoting mobility, inclusion and excellence in the fields of education and youth.

Objectives of the event:
– mapping the strong points and elements needing improvement in the current ESC program;
– identifying how the new elements of the program could be efficiently implemented by the beneficiaries;
– elaboration of participant’s resolution concerning the future of the European Solidarity Corps Program (2021 – 2027).

The event FuturESC
The 2,5 working days event will place the participants in the center of the process by gathering their expertise and their inputs about European Solidarity Corps.

Thus, through interactive workshops, the ideas of the participants coming from different European countries and with a strong experience in implementing Erasmus+ and/or European Solidarity Corps projects will be analyzed and they will contribute to the elaboration of the event’s resolution on the future Program.

The mix of workshops and facilitated discussions will be moderated by experienced trainers and facilitators.

By participating you can:

  • make your voice heard at international level and use your experience in order to identify how European Solidarity Corps might be improved;
  • learn the new elements of the program proposed by the European Commission and contribute to finding the most efficient ways to implement them;
  • take part in the elaboration of an international resolution based on the UN Resolution Model aiming at contributing to a better European Solidarity Corps in the future.

Based on your contribution, the Romanian NA will present the resolution, to:

  • the European Youth Conference (2019)
  • the Youth Ministries Director meeting (March 2019)
  • the NA Director’s meeting (April 2019)
  • European Union Summit- Sibiu (May 2019)
  • and also to the European Commission and to the European Parliament.

A complementary event (FuturE+) with similar aims for ERasmus+ Program will be organized in parallel.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and European Solidarity Corps.

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

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

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

ANPCDEFP- Romanian National Agency

Phone: (+4) 021 201 0715

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Nicusor Ciobanu

E-Mail: nicusor.ciobanu@anpcdefp.ro

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

Bucharest

Seminar: FuturE+

Dates: 12-15 March 2019

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are 150 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th January 2019

International event aiming to analyze the current Erasmus+ response to organizational needs and to collect input on the format of the future program in connection with the European Youth Strategy.

General Description

Over the last 20+ years, the Romanian Erasmus+ National Agency focused on promoting and supporting learning as the main tool for change at local, national and European level, with a strong added value in all educational sectors.

At present, the NA works on identifying and connecting the needs of current beneficiaries to the future format of the Erasmus+ Program.

In addition, based on the specific European context – with Romania holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union until June 2019 – the focus of the NA activity falls on promoting mobility, inclusion and excellence in the fields of education and youth.

Objectives of the event:
– mapping the strong points and elements needing improvement in the current E+ program;
– identifying how the new elements of the program could be efficiently implemented by the beneficiaries;
– elaboration of participant’s resolution concerning the future of the Erasmus+ Program (2021 – 2027).

The event FuturE+
The 2,5 working days event will place the participants in the center of the process by gathering their expertise and their inputs about Erasmus+.

Thus, through interactive workshops, the ideas of the participants coming from different European countries and with a strong experience in implementing Erasmus+ projects will be analyzed and they will contribute to the elaboration of the event’s resolution on the future Program.

The mix of workshops and facilitated discussions will be moderated by experienced trainers and facilitators.

By participating you can:

– make your voice heard at international level and use your experience in order to identify how Erasmus+ might be improved;

– learn the new elements of the program proposed by the European Commission and contribute to finding the most efficient ways to implement them;

– take part in the elaboration of an international resolution based on the UN Resolution Model aiming at contributing to a better Erasmus+ in the future.

Based on your contribution, the Romanian NA will present the resolution, to:

  • the European Youth Conference (2019)
  • the Youth Ministries Director meeting (March 2019)
  • the NA Director’s meeting (April 2019)
  • European Union Summit- Sibiu (May 2019)
  • and also to the European Commission and to the European Parliament.

A complementary event (FuturESC) with similar aims for European Solidarity Corps Program will be organized in parallel.

The event FuturE+ will take place between 13 – 15.03 (half day), with 12.03 – arrival and departure on 15.03 (afternoon/evening).

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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

Application

 

Organiser:

ANPCDEFP- Romanian National Agency

Phone: (+4) 021 201 0715

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Nicusor Ciobanu

E-Mail: nicusor.ciobanu@anpcdefp.ro

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: Europeers Training Course

Dates: 7-11 February 2019

Venue: Foresight Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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

Application deadline: 8th January 2019

A training course for young people who have taken part in Erasmus+ projects. The training prepares participants to share their experiences, develop key skills and inspire other youngsters to get involved in European international mobility programmes.

General Description

EuroPeers are young people who have travelled to other countries to study, get work experience, or take part in education or youth projects.

EuroPeers inform, motivate and support other young people to get involved in these life changing activities. EuroPeers promote Erasmus Plus and the European Solidarity Corps programmes. EuroPeers is a youth-led European network with annual meetings with training provided for its members on a national and international level.

Join us in Liverpool, United Kingdom at the beginning of February and spend 5 days with a group of motivated, internationally minded young people from all around Europe who are passionate about sharing their experiences with the European Voluntary Service, youth exchanges and other opportunities funded by Erasmus+.

Share your European story, develop your leadership skills, learn about the newly launched European Solidarity Corps initiative and have some fun with like minded young people.

You will get immediate opportunities to put learning into practice in your national network and you will develop a range of new skills which will be a great addition to your CV!

This training course will aim at covering the following skills and topics:

  • presentation and public speaking
  • community mapping
  • event organisation and management
  • project management and public relations
  • international networking and partnership building
  • exchange on national realities and best practices

This is a fully residential course (shared rooms) with all meals included. The course is open to participants age 18-30 from participating counties.

Please note, this training course is not available for those currently volunteering under Erasmus+ due to double funding. If you are taking part in an Erasmus+ placement at present, please get in touch with your National Agency to find out more about other opportunties available to you. National Agencies will also be able to advise on ways you can get involved after completing your Erasmus+ placement.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

This is a fully residential course (shared rooms) with all meals included. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered.

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

Participation fee

A participation fee varies from call to call and country to country.

Application

Organiser:

Momentum World – Youth NGO

Phone: 020 7062 8927

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Olga

E-Mail: europeersuk@momentumworld.org

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.

Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

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

Application deadline: 10th January 2019

SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.

General Description

Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives…

Then this partnership building activity is for you! We would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects, but many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs.

We believe that social economy organisations, with the necessary structures in place to support volunteers from disavantaged background in their activities, could become the perfect hosting place for these young people.

Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity. We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with inclusion, youth and volunteering fields to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having an European Volunteer.

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social economy and the Youth and Vocational Education Forum 2018 (hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice), social economy organisations have been identified as often having projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support their work, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures – such as the European Solidarity Corps. This partnership-building activity is a follow-up of the training course under the same topic taking place in Glasgow 10-14 December 2018.

This 3-day activity will take place in Ankara from 30th April (arrival day) to 4th May (departure) 2019 and it will be a unique opportunity to find partners to create inclusive volunteering projects in the framework of ESC. Although the programme also covers jobs and traineeships opportunities, this activity will only focus on quality volunteering projects.

General aim:

To introduce European volunteering projects to social economy organisations and encourage partnerships with inclusion, youth and volunteering organisations for quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:

– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under European Solidarity Corps
– To share different practices on how to involve volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To motivate social economy organisations to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To foster partnership building of potential hosting/supporting organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:

– Staff members/volunteers of social economy and volunteering organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Staff members/volunteers involved in inclusion organisations
– Able to work in (international) English
– From ESC programme countries
– Former participants of the TC held in Glasgow (December 2018) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC

Co-organiser:

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@salto-youth.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.

Bucharest

Training Course: Inclusion & Diversity Taster

Dates: 27-31 May 2019

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are max 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 3rd February 2019

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Training course for “mainstream” youth work organisations, motivated to start working on inclusion & diversity issues and/or include more diverse groups in their international projects.

General Description

Many organisations would like to open up their international activities for all young people, but they often find it very challenging to reach out, include or work with young people with fewer opportunities, as they are scared that it might be too difficult, lacking know how or just don’t know how to start with it.

This short taster course aims to show organisations how to be more inclusive and actively involve young people with fewer opportunities in their future Erasmus+ Youth & European Solidarity Corps projects. It should introduce some basic concepts, inspire, give examples and help them build partnerships.

General aim:

To have more inclusive & diverse Erasmus+ Youth & European Solidarity Corps projects.

Objectives:

  • To gain a basic knowledge on creating an inclusive & diverse, international project.
  • To get inspired for developing inclusive projects and reaching out to diverse groups of young people.
  • To explore inclusion possibilities of the Erasmus+ Youth programme & European Solidarity Corps
  • To find potential partners for the future Erasmus+ Youth projects & European Solidarity Corps

Profile of participants:

Youth workers, youth leaders, project managers:

  • who are doing more “mainstream” youth work, but are motivated to start working on inclusion & diversity issues or reaching out to some of the inclusion groups.
  • Have done some international activities already, but it’s not a must.
  • Who want to learn how to organise an inclusive international activity.
  • Open for the participants from the E+ programme countries and the EECA region & Russia.
  • Able to work in (international) English.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.  The Romanian NA & SALTO Inclusion & Diversity will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

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

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and the Romanian National Agency for the E+ Programme

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic

E-Mail: inclusion@salto-youth.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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Study Visit Actions On: Social Enterprise & Social Economy

Dates: 21 February – 3 March 2019

Venue: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Eligible are minimum 8, max 12 participants participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 7th January 2019

A study visit for social enterprise managers, NGO coordinators and staff, policy makers, youth workers, trainers, social workers and educators. Explore approaches to Social Enterprise & Social Economy and enrich your vision, knowledge and understanding.

General Description

European and South African Projects on Solidarity are looking to support you in:

Discovering South Africa; enriching your vision, experience and knowledge of social economic approaches, developing a greater understanding of the role of social enterprise in diverse communities; expanding your skills and tools on building better communities; enlarging your international network; and having a platform to internationally share your own experience and expertise with others.

Join this 9 day Study Visit ‘Actions On: Social Enterprise & Social Economy’ with the communities in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Facts and Figures

We have places for 12 participants. (please note once 8 participants have registered and been confirmed we will confirm the study visit will take place). A short Skype call with registered applicants will be implemented to confirm participation.

  • 9 days (1 excluding travel days)
  • More than 12 organisational visits

The Study visit is organised by the Dutch organisation Breakthrough and the South African organisation Ready4Life.

Why

This 9 day study visit will allow you to experience the place, the people and the approaches to the social economy, community based enterprise, routes to employment and hopefully build a platform for new collaborations between Europe and South Africa.

What’s it About

Port Elizabeth is a very friendly (and windy) city in South Africa where extreme poverty, middle income, and high income, social challenges all come together. The cultural influences of the black, coloured and white communities, as well as the region’s colonial past are major factors in shaping the approaches and solutions evident to economic and civil society issues that the communities of Port Elizabeth are facing. There is a cultural richness in its diversity, where privilege, education, social class, rituals and history are what make it a unique place to visit, learn, share and explore.

During the study visit you will meet local and international people who will share their social enterprise stories, visit local and international social and community enterprise and social economy and meet with stakeholders, volunteers and staff engaged in this work. We see this very much as a two way process and an equal exchange of practice, learning and development.

Our Solidarity projects are realised in partnership with the South African organisation Ready4Life and a wide range of other organisations, start-ups and businesses. Breakthrough and the partnership are responsible for the organisation and realisation of the Study Visit content, including networking, learning, reflection and documentation. The welcome and closing dinner as well as one community lunch and the conference day lunch will be covered by the organisation. Local transport for the purpose of the study visit will also be included.

It is at your own responsibility to confirm your bookings of the accommodation and flights.

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Costs

 

This is a self financed activity and NOT an Erasmus+ funded mobility.

After confirmation of participation:
Book and Pay your accommodation by 10th January 2019 (330-550 ZAR including breakfast per person per night). We arranged a special price at a B&B for you.

Book and Pay your flights by 10th January 2019.

Participation fee

Participation fee is €485. This fee will be used to cover the costs of the organisers, the organisers and facilitators of this study visit will work voluntary.

Application

 

Organiser:

Breakthrough Foundation – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

Ready4Life

Phone: 0640218970

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sandra van de Kraak

E-Mail: actionsonsolidarity@gmail.com