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Training Course: Be active! Make a change in 2020!

Dates: 1-8 May 2020

Venue: St Albans, United Kingdom

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th March 2020

“Be active! Make a change in 2020!”, a 7-day-lasting international seminar with different 8 countries involved: Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Latvia, Italy, Turkey and United Kingdom, designed for youth worker to improve communication and social skills

General Description

“Be active! Make a change in 2020!”, a 7-day-lasting international seminar with different 8 countries involved: Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Latvia, Italy, Turkey and United Kingdom, 34 participants, designed for youth workers/educators/ youth leaders/facilitators to improve communication and social skills of the youths. The topics addressed are wellbeing, inclusion and social dialogue.

‘Be active! Make a change in 2020!’ project aims to promote quality in youth work projects and their impact through creating a groundwork to build enhanced compassionate, thoughtful and healthy communities where participants can be confident with their emotions, share experiences, develop positive mind-sets and develop tools and strategies designed to address their social issues efficiently and develop their capacity.

Objectives:

  • To explore the concept of wellbeing, how to improve and maintain wellbeing;
  • To familiarise with and better understand how to create healthy, compassionate and supportive communities;
  • To promote values such as social inclusion, tolerance and empathy;
  • To raise attention about non-formal education as a tool to promote integration and fight against racism and xenophobia;
  • To explore concepts as compassion, empathy and mindfulness;
  • To develop youth workers’ skills, competences and knowledge in positive physiology, teamwork, leadership and coaching;
  • To develop their capacity to communicate in compassionate and nonviolent manner;
  • To create space for supporting process and development in order to build up competences of the participants on how be a good learner and how to be creative;
  • To assess and exchange good practices and common pitfalls;
  • To create space for creating new networks and for the fostering of new partnerships in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

Participants

The seminar is designed for leaders working directly with and for young people on a daily basis like youth workers, trainers, teachers, facilitators and community leaders. Participants need to be willing and committed to fully participated during all sessions of the seminar and should furthermore commit to carry out agreed preparatory tasks and be willing to follow-up on the seminar outcomes via active youth work, ideally in co-operation with their partner organisation.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Travel costs, food and accommodation will be covered by the organisers.

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).

We will cover your travel costs according to the European Commission travel reimbursement to a maximum amount per country acording to the Erasmus +  distance calculator. Travel for Activity  will be reimbursed up to the following amounts per person:

  • UK – €20 -180 (depending on distance)
  • Latvia and Italy – €275
  • Greece, Romania, Malta and Turkey – €360
  • Cyprus – €530

UK visa fees will also be reimbursed (only if the visa is issued).

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Tree of Colours CIC – Youth NGO

Phone: 07845066110

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Make a change – Be active.pdf

Contact for questions:

Madalina Gheorghe

E-Mail: treeofcolours2020@gmail.com

Lisboa

Training Course: Enhancing youth participation in local and regional life and community through digital tools

Dates: 23-27 April 2020

Venue: Portugal

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

Application deadline: 31st March 2020

This Training Course aims to address digital youth work by developing capacities for valuing spaces for democratic participation of young people online, by using social media.

General Description

This activity aims to contribute to value spaces and structures for the democratic participation of young people online, making them effective places for meaningful participation, reflection, creativity and positive community relation, promoting democratic citizenship.

The training aims also to reinforce the work of youth organizations and other public and private entities (schools, NGOs and municipalities, others) working with and for young people, namely, the so called “digital natives”.

The objective is to address digital youth work by developing their capacities for valuing spaces for democratic participation of young people online, by using social media, online activities and tools for educating, networking, researching, sharing information and campaigning.

Most young people use the internet daily or almost daily having access to tons of information, channels to network, to play and to produce their own content (posts, videos, music or pics) and that youth workers, youth organizations and most of the entities working with and for young people face several challenges when it comes to digital youth work.

It is essential to create a space where we can reflect about our and young people’s competences, resistances and needs along with the possibilities of looking for possible ways of combining digital and face-to-face youth work, creating opportunities for increasing our effectiveness with young people and supporting young people in using social and online digital tools safely.

Using non-formal education methodologies and approaches and having the learners and the organizational needs as a starting point for this learning process, we will work to fulfil the following objectives:

  • To promote clarification and critical reflection among participants on meaningful youth participation;
  • To increase the knowledge and understanding of participants about digital youth work (meanings, limitations and conditions)
  • To explore various tools, projects and spaces of digital participation;
  • To increase awareness on the risks, challenges, opportunities and obstacles of digital participation in the different contexts of participants,

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

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

Application

 

Organiser:

Portuguesa National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organisers:

  • National Agencies from France, Switzerland and Greece

Phone: +351 253 204 260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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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Conference: Democracy Reloading Launching Conference

Dates: 26-29 May 2020

Venue: Portimáo, Portugal

Eligible are 80 youth workers 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th March 2020

The Conference is about the role and potentials of municipalities in developing local democracy through youth participation in decision-making and will launch an online Toolkit to support the improvement of the relevant competences of municipalities.

General Description

Democracy Reloading is a brand of the national agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Program, grounded in the values and principles of democracy, human rights, equality, and the rule of law.

The online Toolkit is based on a set of 24 competences required for a local (municipal) or regional government to design, implement and evaluate a successful youth participation structures and concepts, to engage young people in the decision-making.

The specific objectives of the Democracy Reloading Launching Conference:

  • To officially introduce and launch the Democracy Reloading Online Toolkit* for municipalities,
  • To present the outcomes and lessons learnt from the Democracy Reloaded activities between 2015-2020 (challenges, requirements, opportunities),
  • To identify ways of using and promoting the online Toolkit,
  • To support the development of relevant national and European networks of stakeholders, practitioners of youth participation in municipal decision-making and local democracy.

Participants will be selected according to the following priorities:

Priority 1: Officers/administrators who work in/for local or regional municipalities in the field of youth policy (relevant elected council representatives are also included),
Priority 2: Youth workers working in the field of youth participation in municipal decision-making (in support of engaging young people in decision-making),
Priority 3: Trainers and consultants experienced in youth participation in decision-making,

The organisers invite representatives of the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the EC-CoE Youth Partnership, the European Committee of the Regions, CoE Congress of Local Authorities, ALDA European Association of Local Democracy, Council of European Municipalities and Regions, SALTO Youth Participation, Europe Goes Local, Intercity Youth Local.

How to apply?

Before applying consult your Erasmus+ National Agency in your country if they can send you to the Democracy Reloading Conference in Portugal from 26-29 May 2020 (and reimburse your travel).

If you have a disability, we gladly send you some pictures of the venue to check if the places are accessible for you.

Follow our Facebook Page to be informed of future Democracy Reloading activities.
Or keep an eye on the European Training Calendar on SALTO.

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

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC 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:

BE-FR National Agency – Bureau International Jeunesse – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • DYPALL Network

Phone: +36302232355

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Laszlo Foldi

E-Mail: Laszlo.FOLDI@cfwb.be

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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PBA Solidarity: Opening the door to new volunteering fields

Dates: 24-29 May 2020

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

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

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

The event aims to bring together different organisations, newcomers and the ones that have experience and are interested in new fields of volunteering.

General Description

How can European Solidarity Corps – volunetering projects be implemented in fields such as climate change, social economy, libraries and museums, online activism, intergenerational dialogue, human rights and other areas?

This networking event aims to bring together new and experienced organisations who are interested to become part of the European Solidarity Corps community; a community of active organisations that goes beyond by exploring new volunteering areas and co-creates relevant opportunities through an inspiring process.

Objectives:

  • Create a frame for sharing experience in the field of volunteering, from different areas of expertise
  • Discuss and understand Solidarity as one of the core values in volunteering
  • Explore new fields of volunteering beyond the outreach of the former European Voluntary Service programme
  • Motivate the organisations to join the European Solidarity Corps community
  • Support networking between organisations and encourage them to establish trans-national projects in the framework of the European Solidarity Corps programme

Target group

The event is for participants with the following background:

  • Newcomer organisations / institutions interested in stepping in the Solidarity Corps volunteering action, with or without the Quality Label.
  • Experienced organisations interested to have new partners in new fields of volunteering
    Programme and methodology

The event is an networking activity that aims to generate new partnerships across Europe for volunteering. The programme will be based on the principles of non-formal learning. The methods used will be interactive and participatory. There will be space for participants to share thier experience and expertize in all types of volunteering. The programme includes field visits in Budapest.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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 involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

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. After being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps 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.

Application

 

Organiser:

European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre – SALTO Resource Centre

Co-organisers:

  • Hungarian National Agency (Tempus Public Foundation – Erasmus+ YOUTH Unit) (National Agency)
  • Austrian National Agency (IZ -Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog und Bildung) (National Agency)
  • Finish National Agency (Finnish National Agency for Education’s (EDUFI) (National Agency)

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Door to Solidarity.jpg

Contact for questions:

Ildiko Gulacsi

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu

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.

Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

A 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 a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps 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 Programme 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 international 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’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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 involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

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. After being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps 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. If you come from Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

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 WeMen: Comic and Feminism

Dates: 22-28 March 2020

Venue: Duermevela Hostel, Segovia, Spain

Eligible are 13 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Italy, Poland, Spain

Application deadline: 17th February 2020

The Training course “Wemen” provides visual & artistic competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and motivate the cause of gender equity and equality through the use of creative digital tools.

General Description

Gender equality has a universally recognized benefit for people. However, our visual references (media, advertisements, movies, …), are still full of sexist stereotypes and vividly illustrate the depth of stereotypes permeating our contemporary civilization. Yet everyone have much to gain equality of all people, genders and sexes.

Our workshop in Segovia, Spain, from the 22th to the 28th of March 2020, will invite youth workers and artists to lend their support to involve youth for gender equity. We have chosen to address this topic through the use of creative digital tools because images are a powerful tool for reflection and call to action, and digital media has the widest impact reach.

Objectives:

This project will offer professionals and young artists from different European contexts a privileged opportunity to unite, in Spain, their perception and their actions in favor of mobilization in favor of gender equality. This action-training also has the ambition of:

  • Gathering equal proportions of young workers, visual artists, gender activists and theorists from different parts of Europe so they can compare their personal and professional experiences on the influence of visual arts in the perception of Genders.
  • Making them produce webcomics that illustrate their learning outcomes visually and digitally, they are easily transmitted to the largest number of people.
  • Getting them together to develop reflection and new training tools to address these social issues with the youth and their community.
  • Encouraging them to form networks of international contacts and practice other languages suitable for developing their personal and professional skills;
  • Providing new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse young groups, as well as competences to foster gender equality, social inclusion, European values and active youth participation;
  • Developing strategic plans for action in forms of follow-up activities that will be run by participants with the support of partner organisations back in their local communities and countries.

Participants profile

We are searching for the participation of animators, educators, youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers, artists, sociologists and activists aims to develop the quality of youth work, to strengthen cooperation between the youth sector and the labor market and to support and develop policy youth based on knowledge and research.

They may have a strong motivation and open-minded attitude; and also they should be over 18 years old, able to comfortably communicate in English and residents in the involved countries.

WeMen will bring together 13 men and women in equal proportions of youth workers, visual artists and gender activists from different parts of Europe: France, Poland, Bulgaria and Spain. The workshop will end with a local exhibition of comic strips to engage young people in favour of gender equality.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Food and accommodation are provided for free.

Accommodation and 3 meals per day are covered by the program.

The venue for accommodation is Duermevela Hostel, Segovia Participants will stay in sharing bedrooms with bunk beds, and sharing toilets.

Travel reimbursement

We will be able to reimburse your travel costs up to a maximum amount of:

  •  Participants from Spain: 10km a 99km: 20€ & 100km a 499km: 180€.-
  • 180€ for participants from France
  • 275€ for participants from Bulgaria, Italy & Poland (or Spanish Islands)

Participation fee

We are asking you a participation fee of 50 euros (which also grants you with Sleeping Cell membership), deductible from your travel reimbursement.

Application

 

Organiser:

Células Durmientes –  Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Nomadways – Youth NGO

Phone: + 34 665464482

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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Contact for questions: