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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

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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

Available downloads: InfoPack WeMen Segovia.jpg

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Acroconnection

Dates: 17-30 June 2020

Venue: France

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: France, Germany, Poland, Slovenia

Application deadline: 29th February 2020

The workshop “AcroConnection” aims to explore how partner acrobatics and social circus can contribute to the empowerment of disadvantaged groups and the promotion of European values.

General Description

The project aims to involve youth workers and artists from various parts of Europe as well as local residents, to exchange and develop educational tools using acrobatics and social circus as a source of inspiration and encouragement.

We want to empower young people through movement and play, remind them of their potential and the opportunities of their environment and show them how to become active agents in their personal lives and in their development as members of their community.

In circus and acrobatics, dialogue, discussion and exchange of experiences, challenges and perspectives in the work of participants, we actively explore and explore our own potentials and limits of youth work.

Together, participants will explore art and culture as powerful agents producing knowledge and promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences, and having an impact on society. With intense training, plenty of space for interpersonal and intercultural dialogue, we want to reach and sensitize participants to social circus, focusing on partner acrobatics, stage presence and public awareness, as a tool empowerment and positive social change among youth.

Partner acrobatics associated with social circus theater drills provide access to social, emotional, cognitive and physical experiences as well as self-assessment and self-organization, autonomy, goal acquisition, solidarity, self-esteem, physical well- being, communication and adaptability.

Theater and clown exercises allow participants to develop essential skills such as stage presence, public awareness and openness to connect to their own vulnerability and sensitivity, and offer a fun way to international participants and locals to connect.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Food and accommodation as provided by Erasmus+ funding and Nomadways.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement up to the following amounts:

  • travelling from Slovenia, Poland, Germany, Italy – up to 275 EUR;
  • travelling from France – up to 180 EUR.

Participation fee

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

Application

Organiser:

Nomadways – Youth NGO

Phone: +33 6 50 50 89 67

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Anne Merlin

E-Mail: anne@nomadways.eu

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Training Course: The Star of Europe – Greece

Dates: 11-15 May 2020

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

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, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 22nd March 2020

The Star of Europe training will take you through a youth exchange project from its very beginning to the very end, highlighting young people’s involvement. You will also learn how to use the digital Star of Europe material in building the exchange. Learn How to Make REAL Youth Exchanges!

General Description

Whatever you have heard about youth exchanges before or however you have organised them before, this training is teaching you how to make youth exchanges like they are meant to be! You will learn how to support young people to make their own projects, and not to make the projects for them.

Focus on involvement and partnership:

The original idea of a youth exchange is a long term learning process for the groups of young people in participating countries. Young people are involved in a process, where they come up with the idea for the project, choose the topic for it and design the activities for its programme. They run the activities themselves and plan dissemination activities that they organise for other young people.

The process is linked to learning – the more the young people are involved in the process, the more new learning situations they end up in. In The Star of Europe, we will look at all the steps of youth exchange project, to see how the young people can be involved in all aspects of the project, learning new things throughout it.

We will also look at how the young people in each participating countries can be part of the process – that is how the learning is equal in all youth groups, not only the hosting one.

Unlike how many youth exchanges are organised, we want to promote the original idea of youth exchanges – and let the youth exchanges to be young people’s own projects, not projects planned by adults to young people.

Digital material supporting your process:

The Star of Europe has also its own extensive digital material, which was based on the printed material that was created earlier. Now both of these materials exist side by side, but the digital material is always available and can be used together with partners and the young people in every group.

Each step includes Learning Badges that young people can earn while working on the different elements of project planning. The badges show you the progress in your process and help the young people to see their involvement. After the process the badges help you and your young people to see what learning experiences you will forward to the Youthpasses.

In the training the digital material is used so that the participants will learn how to use it when they go back home to work with their young people.

If you want to see what is available or start using the Star of Europe material, please go to starofeurope.eu

Aims and objectives:

The aim of “The Star of Europe” is to get a comprehensive understanding of what a youth exchange project contains – from the idea, needs assessment of a project to the follow up activities. More specifically, the main objectives are:

  • To become familiar with the whole logic of life cycle of a youth exchange project
  • To increase the understanding of the value of full involvement of young people in youth exchanges
  • To become aware of learning opportunities of the young people within youth exchanges
  • To pay extra attention to the equal partnership and encourage partners to plan, prepare, implement and report the project together
  • To get acquainted with a Star of Europe digital platform as a tool for support of youth exchanges

Training for newcomers and experienced:

If you work regularly with youth groups, professionally or voluntarily, you are a good participant in this training. As a youth worker, youth leader or group leader, you already have a group of interested young people or an idea, how to find an interested group to work with.

You can be a newcomer or someone who has already organised youth exchanges, but has not involved young people in the planning of the projects before.

You will have to be over 18 years old. We prioritise applicants who work directly with a group of young people and who are interested in forming partnerships for future projects.

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.

There is no participation fee by the hosting National Agency.

Application

 

Organiser:

INEVIDIM Youth and Life Long Learning Foundation – National Agency

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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Seminar GamifyEU: Creativity Lab

Dates: 29 March – 3 April 2020

Venue: Parnu, Estonia

Eligible are 60 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 aim of the creativity lab is to bring together young people, gamers, youth workers, educators to work together on understanding how to use gamification as a tool to provide new digital learning content and develop new gamified concepts.

General Description

European elections 2019 are behind us and the young people had their say!

According to Eurobarometer, we saw that the largest increase in participation in the elections was in under 25 and 25-39 age groups. The high turnout in the 2019 European elections was driven by a surge in participation by young people and the fact that more people believe that their vote counts.

However, our work is far from done – we are aiming at engaging European citizens to question themselves about the kind of Europe they want in the near future. In order to do so, young people should be the key actors and the first ones to be addressed, as they can be leaders and multipliers in identifying and fostering concrete innovative ways towards a more democratic, equal and inclusive Union.

Young activists talk about the European Union often. About its rights and wrongs, why it is helpful and how they wish it would be better. It is expected that others also know about the EU, how it works and why it exists, but are people around us really aware of how the EU came to be? What each body does and how they operate? It is important to get to know the EU if we want to advocate for more rights at the European level.

During 2019, we have developed the online platform www.gamifyEU.org in which we are taking you on a journey of discovery through the history, principles, and purpose of the European Union. We will go on a quest to better understand the EU, from its origins all the way into the present and future. Play your way through Europe, learning more and more about the EU. By playing GamifyEU online game, you will learn some fun facts about Europe and test your knowledge about the EU institutions.

Now, we want to challenge both young people and youth workers to discuss, learn about and new forms of engagement of young people online and offline because for young people the digital possibilities are endless and are a natural part of their lives. Many in the youth work sector are starting to recognize this and to respond to this need that young people have. However, despite the steps forward the youth work sector is taking, it is still far behind the formal education and business sectors as a whole and even further behind the ‘needs’ and experiences of the young people we work with.

The digital world has not been so much appealing to youth workers, because it has had elements of individualism and competition which is incompatible with the principles of youth work stands for:

  • equality of opportunity,
  • solidarity,
  • social justice,
  • critical thinking,
  • cooperation and care.

However, having an open mind-set and skills are important and valuable for all youth leaders and youth workers nowadays, to be able to provide holistic support to young people and cope with the online-offline spaces.

The aim of the creativity lab is to bring together young people, gamers, youth workers, educators to work together on understanding how to use gamification as a tool to provide new digital learning content and develop new gamified concepts and content following the Engage, Connect and Empower concept of the EU Youth Strategy.

During the Creativity Lab we will be:

  • Rethinking and creating new gamified content on topics related to the European values, solidarity, social and human rights following the Engage, Connect and Empower concept of the EU Youth Strategy
  • Learning on how to gamify and digitalise different aspects of youth work
  • Developing guidelines on how to use the gamified content online for educational and youth work-related activities
  • Reflecting on the dimensions and values of non-formal education, youth work and human rights education and assess the links with gaming
  • Analysing diverse non-formal education activities and create proposals for their gamification online
  • Sharing examples of good practice that will serve as inspiration for the new gamified content

After the creativity lab, participants are expected to organise workshops/events/gatherings with young people in their local communities and try out the outcomes of the lab.

Programme of the creativity lab will have the following structure:

  • What is gamification and how to use it for learning? How to digitalise different aspects of youth work and non-formal education – concepts and practices
  • What is out there – examples of gamification as a learning tool (experts and speakers)
  • We can do it – developing concepts for the new games
  • Recommendations and guidelines on gamification in education and youth work

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Organisers will cover costs of food and accommodation. Participants will be expected to share the rooms.

Travel reimbursement

Organisers will reimburse 70% of 250 EUR of maximum travel costs per participant, based on the real costs occurred, provided that all the invoices and boarding passes are sent to the organisers within a month after the event has happened.

In case the travel costs are higher, participants can discuss raising the limit with the organisers.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

Organiser:

Youth for Exchange and Understanding – Youth NGO

Phone: +3227207617

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vladimir Mitrovic

E-Mail: info@yeu-international.org

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Training Course into European Solidarity Corps: Jobs & Traineeship Quality Booster

Dates: 3-6 May 2020

Venue: Finland

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

Application deadline: 12th March 2020

This training – Quality Booster for Jobs & Traineeships, focuses on the quality elements in Jobs & Traineeship projects in the European Solidarity Corps.

General Description

The training is for organsations, institutions and social enterprises that

  • hold a Job and/or Traineeship Quality Label and also coordinate other placements
  • are in the process to receiving a Job and/or Traineeship Quality Label and coordinate placements (please consolidate with your National Agency)

Main aim:

Enable organIsations to plan, coordinate and implement in high quality Jobs & Traineeship projects.

Objectives:

  • Explore the benefits of the European Solidarity Corps Job & Traineeship Action.
  • Get a deeper understanding of the core values of the Solidarity Corps: solidarity – learning – local impact – inclusion.
  • Have a closer look into quality elements of an European Solidarity Corps project.
    Identify the potential of different roles Quality Label holder can have.
  • Get support by the National Agencies and plan your future steps in the Jobs & Traineeship action.
  • Exchange practise and get to know other actors in the field.

The selection of participants will be based on the quality of the application.

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.

If you come from Israel, please contact Salto EuroMed RC  for further information about the financial details related to travels.

Application

 

Organiser:

EDUFI – The Finnish National Agency for Education – National Agency

This training is organised together with:

European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre
DZS – Czech National Agency for International Education
Jugend für Europa – German National Agency
IZ – Austrian National Agency

Phone: +358 295 331719

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Quality Booster in Finland.pdf

Contact for questions:

Annina Kurki

E-Mail: annina.kurki@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.