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Training Course. ABC on Volunteering Mentorship. Spain

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Training Course: ABC on Volunteering Mentorship in the European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 23-28 September 2020

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are max. 24 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: 20th July 2020

“ABC on Volunteering mentorship, T.C.” is an opportunity for organizations running projects in the European Solidarity Corps, interested to train their mentors (or potential)

General Description

Nowadays we find that parts of the volunteer’s mentors have a big mobility and not a continuation in their role as mentors. Sometimes they are just volunteers with almost no link with the organization, lack of resources and tools to develop their roles and basic info about the European Solidarity Corps programme.

This training offer to mentors or potential mentors the opportunity to get trained in their task as mentors, to go deeper in the essence of the volunteering activities under the European Solidarity Corps, to find tools and resources for their daily task as mentors, know and share with other colleagues the realities or their projects and the different singularities in each project, offering the basic learning for mentoring volunteering activities (preparation, implementation & follow up phases), aiming to develop their knowledge and skills to better support European volunteers and volunteer learning process in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps programme.

During the TC participants will learn more about the ESC programme, roles of the different key stakeholders on volunteering activities, in special, the role of the mentor, the knowledge and skills needed, how to support the learning process, tips to solve difficulties, conflicts or problems, how to convert challenges in new opportunities…

The TC is offer mainly to potential future mentors or mentors interested to improve their competences in the mentorship of ESC volunteers.

Objectives:

  • Offer to participants a practical and theoretical experience on volunteer’s mentorship.
  • To understand the volunteering chart and the roles of the different stakeholders in the volunteering activities within the European Solidarity Corps.
  • To develop knowledge and skills to support volunteers, namely the learning processes
  • To discover different types of mentoring
  • Get answers to technical / practical issues
  • Meet good practices and exchange experiences
  • Exchange contacts and create possible new partnerships
  • Create a support group (network)

Methodology

The programme will be structured in plenary and working groups with a balanced combination of introductory plenary discussions, round tables, exchange of experiences, theme workshops.

The use of non-formal education methodologies will ensure the active participation of all individuals involved. Working groups and active methods will be also used in order to create an environment that encourages a dynamic involvement of all participants. The diversity of approaches will be used in order to addresses the group various ways to better engage and contribute to the discussed topics.

Participants Profile

More than 18 years old; no age limit

Able to communicate in English

Representing or being involved in any accredited organizations running volunteering projects in the European Solidarity Corps.

Starting or will start soon to work as volunteer’s mentors

A person motivated to improve its knowledge and skills as volunteer’s mentors to better support European volunteers and volunteering learning processes.

Open to learn and share experiences

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 support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected/ having confirmed your participation, check with them 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:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) – National Agency

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme ABC on Volunteering Mentorship.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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.

Seminar. Youth centres of the future. Luxembourg

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Seminar: Youth centres of the future

Dates: 18-19 June 2020

Venue: Luxembourg

Eligible are 20 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: 10th April 2020

ATTENTION: DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF NEW DATES ONCE CONFIRMED!

The aim is to foster exchange and to brainstorm together if the orientation of youth policy and youth work in the setting of youth centres is still tailored to the needs and interests of young people.

General Description

The everyday lives of young people are fast changing. At the same time the youth centres in Luxembourg have existed for over two decades, and there is a possibility, that the needs of young people are developing faster than, and not necessary in accordance with the concept, architecture and equipment of the youth centres.

Therefore, it is essential to analyse on a regular basis if this is the case, and if so, further develop and adapt the concept of the youth centres.

Through a participative approach we would like to gather policy makers, youth workers, and researchers to discuss what the youth centres of the future could look like, what could be the role of the youth workers, how we can reach out to young people, what the impact of digitalisation could be, and if the findings and needs are different for small, medium and large municipalities.

The objectives of this 2-day seminar are:

  • Present the challenges to adapt the youth centres to the fast changing needs and interest of young people in the view of youth workers, researchers and policy makers
  • Make an inventory of different models of youth centres
  • Elaborate possible alternative concepts and approaches for locally embedded youth centres

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This training is subject to the approval of the European Commission

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:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse – Youth Ministry

Phone: (+352) 247-75237

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Lynn Hendriks

E-mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

E-Mail: lynn.hendriks@men.lu

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course ETS course for youth workers: YOCOMO, the trigger for attitudes and behaviours

Dates: 4-10 May 2020

Venue: Königswinter, Germany

Eligible are 24 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, Western Balkan countriesEastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 16th March 2020

Attitudes are one of the most challenging parts to approach in our professional development; not so tangible and easy to measure, yet crucial in our work with young people. They manifest in our behaviours, influence our work, relations and social context.

General Description

We are glad to invite you to participate in YOCOMO – the training course, which works with the ETS YOuth worker COmpetence MOdel in order to enable youth workers to reflect on and develop their competences with a focus on their attitudes and behaviours.

Intentions

YOCOMO intends principally to offer you as youth workers a space to reflect and exchange on your practice and understanding with regard to developing attitudes. What does it imply? What does that mean in the context of competences? How do attitudes relate to behaviours? What triggers the change of attitude? How can they be further developed? How do I know that my attitude has changed?

The main purpose is to offer you an opportunity to be curious about your core attitudes as a youth worker and become aware of what shapes you now and where you would like to develop further, in your professional practice.

The course seeks

  • to raise awareness about attitudes and their influence on daily practices
  • to understand how attitudes relate to competences and behaviours
  • to develop an understanding of how attitudes can be changed or further developed
  • to explore the importance of reflection and self-reflective practice
  • to look into the role of “ETS Competence Model For Youth Workers Working Internationally” in your professional development

So, if…

  • you are a youth worker and you already have experience with international mobility and want to develop your competences further;
  • you are eager to reflect on your attitudes in your work with young people and want to have a deeper look at your competences;
  • you are interested to experience working with the ETS competence model for youth workers and in developing within;

  • you are particularly curious and motivated to explore how attitudes and behaviours can impact your work with young people;
  • you are looking for a great opportunity to meet other colleagues and share, exchange, support and evolve;
  • you have a fairly good knowledge of English;
  • you have a structure that supports you (NGO, school, municipality, youth centre, etc.)
    YOCOMO might be for you!

This Course is not the first and only!

The YOCOMO courses are developed as a support for youth workers in their competence development. There are more YOCOMOs than this one implemented around Europe and they focus on different dimensions and levels of complexity of the competence model.

This particular YOCOMO on attitudes and behaviours is a tested training. The first pilot edition was held in 2019 and it has proved to be a beneficial course for youth workers. Have a look to our SALTO YouTube channel to listen to a few participants from the pilot edition, share bits of their experience in of this course.

Design of this Training

YOCOMO is based on a long-term format and blended learning, meaning that they include:

  • One residential course of 5 days (arrivals on the 4th of May, working days on 5-9, departures on the 10th of May);
  • Pre online course starting from the beginning of April (to start exploration and orientation, define learning needs, engage with others) – approximately 8 – 10 hours in total;
  • Post online course in between the residential and the consolidation (to experiment, harvest and further learn) – approximately 8 – 10 hours in total;
  • Final consolidation meeting on 28-30 September 2020. At the time of this call, this is to be confirmed but should it be, you should commit to participate in that meeting as well.
  • The general approach is based on the principles of non-formal learning and the course strongly supports reflection and self-directed learning.

YOCOMO team of Trainers

The team is composed of Monika Kezaite, Salvi Greco and Snežana Bačlija Knoch. Following the selection process, the training team will contact the selected participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme, which include online learning as well.

More information about the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers

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:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: YOCOMO draft programme.jpg

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic

E-Mail: gisele@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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Training Course The winner is ESC: German speaking training for project managers and mentors in European Volunteering Projects

Dates: 3-6 March 2020

Venue: CJD Bonn, Germany

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

Application deadline: 15th January 2020

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

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.

General Description

Each project is unique and needs new discussions with participants, within the own organization and about the EU programmes Erasmus+ Youth 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 National Agency of Austria. A detailed description in German please find attached.

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.

For German participants: the travel expenses will be reimbursed.

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 a participation fee of 100€ for Participants from Germany.

Application

 

Organiser:

National Agency (Germany) for the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

Co-organiser:

  • National Agency (Austria) for the EU programme European Solidarity Corps

Phone: +49 228 9506 226

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack ESC Volunteers Training auf deutsch.pdf

Contact for questions:

Karin Schulz

E-Mail: schulz@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.

Luxembourg city

Training Course: Empower for employment (E4E)

Dates: 22-26 October 2019

Venue: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Eligible are 20-25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th September 2019

This training course allows professionals to exchange experiences related to youth empowerment and the supporting youngsters in the active professional life transition.

General Description

Participants will be able to deliver the activities of the proven program (E4E).
Are you looking for innovative ways to empower youth?

Do you want to discover the link between non-formal education and youth empowerment in the domain of employment? Do you want to know how to stress and value the full potential of youngsters?

If yes, this is for you!

The training program aims to provide youth workers/trainers/coaches & youth leaders with Youth-full tools based on non-formal educations methods.

The learning outcomes will help them to give youngsters the opportunity of facing and understanding the complex labour market.

Context

As more and more soft skills are taken into consideration by employers, it is important for youth workers to acknowledge this relevant fact. Youth unemployment and the appearance of the NEET population, bring new challenges to youth work, that is why it is relevant to equip professionals with innovative tools and knowledge which will help them to cope with the new conditions of labor market.

They should be prepared to help youngsters to be aware of their soft skills in order to highlight them in professional (during job applications preparation or job interviews) and personal life.

Training Course Aim and Objectives

The purpose of the training is to help youth workers assisting youngster looking for a job or a vocational guidance and help them to fully unfold their unique potential.

The program « Explore your potential – Empowerment for Employment (E4E)» supports young people to develop their soft skills, identify their life goals, how they want to actively contribute to the world and take first steps towards it. Youngsters will build confidence in themselves, learn to learn and develop their projects through a collective group process based on the principles of non-formal education.

The project is based on an empowerment approach that puts the person as a subject of its personal development and within its community.

Skills that we aim to transmit:

  • A complete understanding of the concept of soft skills.
  • To know how to highlight and emphasize youngsters soft skills
  • To be better informed about learning processes and learning strategies.
  • To be able to help youngsters to make better informed choices about their career paths and/or motivate them to pursue further training

  • To know more about non-formal education methods related to youth unemployment
  • To know more about how to design and facilitate peer-training based programs

Training is based on following programs:

  • Empowerment for Employment,
  • Skillpass,
  • Rectec,
  • Bouge et décroche ton job / ton potentiel,
  • Potential4Life

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

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

Participation fee

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

Application

 

Organiser:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • 4Motion – education for social change

Phone: +352 26 540 524

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Agenda Explore your potential.pdf

Contact for questions:

Mirka Costanzi and Mehdi M’ribah

E-mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

E-Mail: potential@4motion.lu

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.