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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 22-26 May 2019

Venue: Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Germany

Application deadline: 17th March 2019

ATTENTION: German Speaking seminar!

A German-speaking training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps / Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

You did an European Voluntary Service/a volunteering activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative?

Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer!

EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this German-speaking training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers. You will attend workshops on

– opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
– Mobility programmes in Europe
– Project management and PR activities
– Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you will receive a certificate.

Curious now? Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

Travel reimbursement

For German participants travel costs (on the basis 2nd class by train, public transport, or in justified cases economy flight or car) are covered less 20,00€ own contribution.

Please contact your European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

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

For German participants a contribution of 20 € will be charged and deducted from the travel reimbursement.

In cases of short-term cancellation or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth Programme in Germany

Phone: 0049 228 9506 254

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Malte Krumrey

E-Mail: krumrey@jfemail.de

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 on the Topic of Unemployed Young People

Dates: 7-10 May 2019

Venue: Jyväskylä, Finland

Eligible are 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 March 2019

Study visit is on the topic of the inclusion of unemployed young people. This study visit aims to have an overview of different kind of methods used in working with unemployed young people through the activities of organisations, public bodies, projects.

General Description

Specific aim of the activity will be to create quality projects on inclusion in the European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ programme and contribute to increase the knowledge and competencies of participants and organisations involved.

The study visit will consist in a practical part – visit the organisation/project, meet youth workers and beneficiaries – and in a activities focused on evaluation and analysis also through theoretical input.

Main themes of the Study visit are prevention, guidance, low threshold activities and entrepreneurship education. During the study visit participants will be challenged to identify the profile of the young unemployed person.

Methodology: 2,5 working days of activities in a group with facilitator. We will use field visit of projects and organizations, reflection/debriefing activities, projects idea in group and in general non formal methods will be preferred.

Participant Profile: The target group for the study visit in Jyväskylä are youth workers willing to enhance their competences. Other characteristics are:

– to have competencies and knowledge on the topic of the inclusion of unemployed young people
– to have competencies on inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities – to have experience in the youth work sector

– to be interested in develop new projects on inclusion in the framework of European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+

– be able to communicate and work in English (which will be the working language for the whole training course).
– be able to attend the full training course.
– wish to learn from each other’s during debate and evaluation.

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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.

Participation fee

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:

Finnish Agency for Education

Co-organiser:

The City of Jyväskylä – Youth NGO

Phone: +358 295 338 568

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Schedule Youth Unemployment.pdf

Contact for questions:

Jutta Kivimäki

E-Mail: jutta.kivimaki@oph.fi

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 MENTOR plus: Improving mentorship in European Volunteering Projects

Dates: 7-12 July 2019

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 24 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 May 2019

The main aim of the training is to increase the quality of mentoring in European Volunteering Projects and to support active mentors working with their volunteer(s).

General Description

  • You are active as a mentor within Erasmus+ and/or the European Solidarity Corps?
  • You are about to become a mentor in the European Solidarity Corps?
  • You have been a mentor in Erasmus+ (EVS) for some time and feel the need to reflect on your role, your responsibilities and challenges?
  • You are ready to share your experiences, get to know other people and new practices and methods? Go and apply now!

Aims and objectives:
The overall aim of this activity is to increase the quality of mentoring in European Volunteering Projects and to support active mentors working with their volunteer(s). This should be fostered through:

– increasing the knowledge about mentoring in European Volunteering Projects, basic knowledge in European Volunteering Projects with the European Solidarity Corps in general and about the overall framework of the European Solidarity Corps
– developing a common understanding of mentoring
– reflecting about roles, responsibilities, challenges and needs concerning mentorship in European Volunteering Projects
– sharing best practice and tools for supporting volunteers

Who?

This training activity invites active mentors (newcomers that are already involved in an ongoing project as well as experienced mentors) that feel the need of developing their competences further and improving the quality of their mentorship.

What?

This training activity offers the opportunity to further develop competencies that are needed as a mentor within European Volunteering Projects. There will be time to reflect on the roles, responsibilities and challenges of actors involved in mentoring, to share experiences and to get to know about other people´s practices.

The educational approach of the training activity is based on non formal education methods and experiential learning as well as the contribution of participants and on active participation in all parts of the programme.

Working language will be English – participants need to be willing and able to actively participate and communicate in English throughout the whole activity.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Info for sending NAs: This Activity is financed by NET 2019

Application

 

Organiser:

IZ – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Spanish National Agency

Phone: 01586754413

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Michael Gugimeier

E-Mail: michael.gugimeier@iz.or.at

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 The winner is ESC: German speaking training for project managers and mentors in European Volunteering Projects

Dates: 9-12 April 2019

Venue: CJD Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 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: 15th February 2019

Training for project managers and mentors in European Volunteering Project who would like to exchange experiences, get some information about the general and specific conditions and want to learn more about working with volunteers.

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

General Description

Each project is unique and needs new discussions with participants, within the own organization and about the EU Program Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps.

It doesn’t matter if you already have many years of experience with the European Voluntary Service (EVS) or if you are a newcomer in the European Solidarity Corps (ESC).

You might have questions about the implementation and running of volunteering projects and also how to support volunteers.

This German-speaking training will provide you with information about the general and specific conditions of European Volunteering Projects within the European Solidarity Corps or Erasmus+ Youth Programme and will help you to exchange experiences and to clarify roles and tasks. Furthermore, it will help to improve the quality of your work with volunteers.

The Training will be held in German language and is organized in co-operation with the Austrian NA. A detailed description in German find please attached.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

Travel reimbursement

For German participants: the travel expenses will be reimbursed. Participants from other countries should contact their respective National Agency for travel expenses and participation fee, if any.

There is a participation fee of 100€.

Application

 

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Interkulturelles Zentrum, National Agency of Austria

Phone: +49 941 6964632

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ESC German.pdf

Contact for questions:

Julia Thunecke

E-Mail: jfe@valentum.de

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

Western Finland

Conference YOUTH2019: Finnish National Youth Work Days

Dates: 26-29 March 2019

Venue: Turku, Finland

Eligible are 35 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: 14th February 2019

YOUTH2019 is two-day programmed conference which consists of a variety of current topics in youth work. The strand in English talks about Finnish and European Youth Work topics.

General Description

The Finnish youth field comes together every year for Youth Work Days. YOUTH2019 gathers about 1000 youth work professionals (youth workers, researchers and policy-makers) to discuss, evaluate, innovate and develop their work among young people.

YOUTH2019 is two-day programmed conference which consists of a wide variety of current topics in youth work. Part of the activity is a fair with Finnish youth work organisations presenting their work and are available for discussions about their practices with different target groups and topics.

Alongside the fair, dozens of sessions about youth work are run in parallel workshops. In cooperation with the National Youth Council Allianssi, the Finnish NA has prepared a programme that is available in English for international guests.

Finnish and European topics
The programme in English is not exclusively for international participants. Rather, it is aimed for the Finnish youth workers too. Hopefully, the sessions can open up good discussions about youth work in Europe between representatives of different countries.

Programme elements have not yet been finalised but some topics have already been decided:

  • Visits to youth work organisations in Turku and Helsinki
  • Introduction to Finnish Youth Work
  • European Youth Strategy 2019-2027 with COM
  • Presentations of organisations and projects
  • Discussions of European challenges affecting youth
  • Cross-sectoral co-operation in youth work
  • Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally
  • Inclusive youth work
  • Current topics in Youth Research Finland/Croatia
  • Opportunities in the European Solidarity Corps Programme

The cultural programme during conference evenings allow more relaxed interaction with the Finnish youth workers.

Opening and Closing ceremonies are interpreted into English.

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Turku, the former capital of Finland (in the Swedish times) is the second largest city in Finland. It is situated on the South-West coast of Finland. The travel time on bus or train from Helsinki is roughly two hours.

As a large city Turku organises very diverse youth work and for the visits we try to organise visits to the most interesting and innovative practices.

We organise visits to youth work organisations in Turku the day before YOUTH2019 and if needed also on the day after in Helsinki.

An international Group
We have previously agreed with a group of countries that they will send participants to this activity and take care of their participation fees. The following countries are agreed to send participants to YOUTH2019:

Austria
Belgium Flanders
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Liechtenstein
Poland
Switzerland

Other countries can open the call too, but the priority is given for the countries listed in here. The countries outside the list will have to agree to pay 110€ per participant as the participation fee (National Youth Council collects the fee from everybody). We have maximum 35 places available.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

If you are selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the Dutch National Agency

Travel reimbursement

The reimbursement of travel costs may vary indifferent countries. Please contact your own National Agency to see how travel costs are reimbursed in your country.

The contact persons in the countries are:

  • Switzerland: Laurin Reding, Movetia
  • Belgium Flanders; Inez Adriaensen, JINT
  • Denmark: Louise Frilund, UFM
  • Poland: Bozena Kiluk, FRSE
  • Germany: Rita Bergstein, Jugend für Europa
  • Austria: Lars Roesky, Interkulturelles Zentrum
  • Liechtenstein: Virginie Meusburger-Cavassino, Aha!
  • Italy: Alessia Cecchini, Agenzia Nazionale Giovani

Participation fee

We will invoice the participation fee from the sending National Agencies. It will be 90€ per each participant the NA sends to the activity.

The matter with the participation fee may be handled differently in different countries. Please contact your National Agency to ask if they will cover the fee for you.

Application

 

Organiser:

Finnish National Agency of Education EDUFI

Co-organiser:

Finnish Co-operation Allianssi – Youth NGO

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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Training Course: Mentoring

Dates: 7-12 March 2019

Venue: Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Eligible are 15 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: 1st February 2019

Mentoring is a training about sharing best practices of EVS volunteers mentoring and empowerment of mentors themselves.

General Description

You just came back from your EVS and you want to help volunteers in your country? You never had an EVS experience but you would like to practice some English and help foreigners discovering your life and city ?

There are many reasons to become an EVS mentor, but you can sometimes fear not to have the right skills.

Participating in our Mentoring Training Course is a great opportunity for you to spend 4 days in Czech Republic, meeting other future mentors and learn in an informal way how to guide volunteers through their EVS adventure and how to share with them your own experience.

Objectives and Content:
– To prepare mentor for his/her role of guide in learning
– To prepare mentors for most of the possible situations in dealing with volunteer
– To train mentors to hone their competences
– To clarify issues around ESC and Erasmus+ programmes in order to give them broader orientation in the topic
– To share best practices and practical advice

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Accommodation and food (full board  – breakfast, 2x coffee breaks, lunch, dinner) will be fully covered by the organizers.

Travel reimbursement

The    limit for    the    travel    expenses is according    to    the    Erasmus+ guide,    depending    on    the particular distance.
85%    of    these    travel    costs    will    be   reimbursed    according    to    the    rules    of   Complementary Activities within Strategic EVS.
The participants will co-finance15% of the travel expenses.

No participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

KURO Hradec Králové z.s – Youth NGO

Phone: + 420 704 229 652

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Jana Pultarova

E-Mail: volunteer.kuro@gmail.com

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Training Course: Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations

Dates: 10-14 April 2019

Venue: Odessa, Ukraine

Eligible are 26 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: 13th February 2019

Did you know you can organise international youth projects for your young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps can do for you and the young people you work with.

General Description

In only 3 working days, we show you the possibilities Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps has to offer for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. An international youth project (youth exchange, volunteering,…) might just be the life-changing opportunity for the disadvantaged young people you are working with: e.g. those from minority backgrounds, with special needs, with socio-economic difficulties, discriminated groups, in difficult situations, with limited opportunities…

This Mobility Taster course gives you concrete examples of what is possible, brings you in contact with other inclusion youth organisations, shows you what funding is available specifically for youth inclusion projects and walks you step-by-step through the process in case you would like to give it a try.

Who is this Course for?

This course is for Newcomers to Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps (e.g. youth worker, social worker,…) who are directly working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. facing social, economic, educational, geographic, cultural, health & disability challenges). If you Never organised an international youth project with your target group before and would like to know what is possible, then this course is for you!

If you already organised mobility projects for young people, please check the European Training Calendar for a more appropriate youth work training because this Mobility Taster is for Newcomers

This course is Not for school-related activities such as school exchanges or projects for pupils (please contact the Lifelong Learning colleagues of Erasmus+ for this).

This course welcomes candidates with special needs (e.g. health conditions, disability, single mothers,…) and can fund travel & lodging for personal assistants of selected participants (contact SALTO EECA representative Małgorzata Pawłowska: mpawlowska@frse.org.pl regarding support possibilities).

How to Apply?
Before applying check briefly with the Erasmus+ Youth National Agency in your country if they can send you to the Mobility Taster course (and reimburse your travel). If Yes, you can apply by submitting your application form.

This procedure does not apply to candidates from the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and Russia – they can apply directly and will be selected by SALTO EECA.

Selected participants will get travel, food & lodging in TWIN rooms paid.
You might be asked for a contribution towards the costs (ask your E+ Youth National Agency).

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

If you are selected for this course, all costs (accommodation in TWIN rooms, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the National Agencies or SALTOs involved in this project.

Your sending National Agency or SALTO EECA (for participants from the EECA region) will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO EECA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action 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.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity

Co-organiser:

SALTO Eastern Europe & Caucasus

Polish NA – National Agency

Phone: +32 22 07 09 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tony Geudens

E-Mail: tony@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.