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Training Course: Kaleidoscope

Dates: 17-24 May 2019

Venue: Castle Saunderson, Cavan, Ireland

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20nd May 2019

Kaleidoscope is a training programme designed to give youth workers (professional and volunteer) the confidence and competence to explore the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and citizenship with the young people they work with.

General Description

Kaleidoscope draws inspiration from the One World Citizens (OWC) training course which was created and developed by the same trainers. Following on from the experience and evaluation of two OWC trainings.

It seems reasonable to organize a next opportunity for practitioners within the Erasmus+ programme to take part in a training course exploring global issues, and their impact on young people.

We wish to carry out this project for two reasons. Firstly, we are living in more globalised and interconnected world. This new context warrants a reinforcement of solidarity and active citizenship.

Additionally, with the increasing trend of extremism globally, there is a need for a reinforcement of values related to this project and global citizenship in general such as sustainability, equality and peace.

The objectives of the training are:

– Examine the relationship between European citizenship and global citizenship

– Build skills, knowledge and attitudes related to addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly Goal 4 – Quality Education

– Explore a variety of methodologies related to tackling the SDGs

– Allow a space for participants to design their own SDGs activities

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food, programme and travel costs up to the maximum amount are fully covered.

The house will be self managed by the group during the course. This aligns with our educational approach which encourages sharing, responsibility and development of community spirit. Participants will share responsibility for everyday tasks such as washing up, cleaning and sorting garbage.

Food will be prepared by our staff who have vast experience of preparing food for large groups. In an effort to promote sustainability, the menu will be vegetarian with efforts made to use local produce where possible.

  • Cyprus: €530 •
  • Romania: €360 •
  • Czech Republic, Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Portugal: €275
  • UK: €180
  • Ireland:€0

Participation fee

The participation fee for this course is €50. For participants outside Ireland, this fee can be paid by cash on arrival.

Application

 

Organiser:

Development Perspectives – NGO

Phone: +353 858252744

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Kaleidoscope.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paul Crewe

E-Mail: dperasmustrainings@gmail.com

Moscow

Training Course: Training for Trainers (beginners)

Dates: 2-9 June 2019

Venue: Moscow, Russian Federation

Eligible are 12 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, Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 20nd May 2019

We invite youth workers and youth leaders who would like to learn how to become a youth trainer to join the course – Training for Trainers.

General Description

Have you ever considered becoming a trainer and conducting trainings for youth? If so – then The Netherlands School for Innovative Education invites you to join the training for trainers where you will receive knowledge and skills necessary to become a professional trainer!

The event is meant for youth workers who do not have any training experience or have only minimal experience in conducting trainings. Conducting training might seem an easy but those who have done it – they know for sure – conducting a good training is an art!

In order to be successful trainer you need to gain specific knowledge and skills. Where acquire this knowledge? How to develop those skills?

During this course will share all that with you. The training covers the following topics:

– Coach work – what does it mean – being a coach? Participants will know about the features of this work and how to become a great trainer.
– Coach skills – participants will learn the skills necessary to become a successful trainer. Resources for trainers – where coaches can find examples of trainings, where they can find needed tools other useful information essential for providing a high-quality training? Participants will be given information about the resources for trainers.
– Job market for trainers – participants will learn about the working opportunities for trainers: where and how trainers can look for jobs as a trainer; how trainers can find the trainings to conduct; how to position yourself on a market in order to find customers and other topics related to job opportunities for trainers.
– Practice – participants will have workshops where they will put theory into life. Session is based upon participants’ request – we would like to create the course as interactive as possible therefore we leave the room to conduct the sessions according your ideas.

Please, let us know which topics you would like to cover and we’ll do our best to accommodate them.

This course is the way to make the first step on your training path! If you did not know where to start with – this event is a great opportunity to do that! After this course you will have a clear idea about the steps of becoming a successful coach.

Though the event aims on preparing the trainers for youth projects, we believe gained skills and knowledge could be also successfully applied in different fields of trainings such as business trainings, trainings on personal development. We believe successful youth trainers can develop themselves in the future and apply their knowledge in different fields.

The event is organized by the Netherlands Institute of Business. We are regularly organizing trainings and study programs in Amsterdam, Moscow and other locations. We are open for cooperation with new trainers. Therefore, we would be happy to invite successful alumni of our courses to join our team as trainers for our future projects!

If you are interested – feel free to send us an email with your interest after the course!

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Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The fee includes:

  • The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
  • Transfer Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

The accommodation and food are included in the participation fee. There are no additional costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

We do not provide travel reimbursement.

Participation fee

The fee for the course is 490 euro. Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.

Application

 

Organiser:

UCG – Youth NGO

Phone: +31 30 879 50 55

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kate Blaum

E-Mail: utrechtcg@outlook.com

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Training Course: Win win games

Dates: 13-24 June 2019

Venue: Prenčov, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 31st March 2019

Do you believe in your dreams? Can you either dream? Do you want to understand what makes some projects so successful, while others get blocked, collapse, or function with only a fraction of their potential?

General Description

Win-Win games is a 10 day training course for youth workers, trainers, community builders and young activist working on a sustainable way of living. It opens up new dimension for youth work, based on a specific methodology called Dragon Dreaming.

The Training has deep experiential dimensions, the first part is focused on knowing and understanding this method and the second part is focused on overcoming of blockages in a real projects.

The project will be organized by ARTKRUH, in the natural environment of the village Prenčov in Slovakia, nearby the UNESCO town – Banská Štiavnica; from the 14th-23rd June 2019.

The venue is offering the experience of a deeper personal and social interaction and a sense of belonging to the community in the rural environment. 35 participants from 10 European countries will learn and experience how to use this methodology, which is combining project management, an inclusive, participatory and non hierarchical approach.

Moreover, DD is not only a methodology but also a philosophy, a changing approach of our activities/projects on win-win-win games. The First win is for each participant, the second for community and the last win belongs to the Earth, focusing on environmental sustainability.

With this unique philosophy DD is offering a new perspective on the development of projects, enterprises and aspire for creating a new paradigm for the 21th century. The project will be led by an experienced lector and the founder of this method John Croft from Australia and Lizandra Gomes is from Brazil.

These two lectors and facilitators are bringing not only European, but also a worldwide dimensions and experiences to the project.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food, programme and travel costs up to the maximum amount are fully covered.

  • Greece, Ireland, Italy, Bulgaria, Lithuania   275
  • Spain, Portugal 360
  • Czech republic, Slovenia, Hungary  180
  • Slovakia 20

Participation fee

We expect a participation fee 150€ to support the costs of excellent lectors

Application

 

Organiser:

ARTKRUH – Youth NGO

Phone: 00421901789978

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Win Win.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marián Mazag

E-Mail: murkomiux@gmail.com

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Training Course: The Art of Facilitating

Dates: 21-29 May 2019

Venue: Adamov, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 15th March 2019

The Art of Facilitating training – an interesting opportunity for youth workers to develop Experiential Learning facilitation in order to create and facilitate meaningful learning experiences for others using Experiential Learning as a tool.

General Description

This training course is based on non-formal education and experiential learning, being highly participatory and interactive. In the training you will be the creator of your own experience – the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it – guided by the facilitators and supported by the group.

Your self-directed individual learning process will take place in a safe space and in a team-oriented and group-supported environment.

The flow of the program is inspired in the Kolb cycle of Experiential Learning:

  • experience,
  • reflection,
  • conceptualization,
  • and applicability

The Experiential Learning methods that we will use are along individual and group reflection and conceptualization processes are:

-Challenge-based learning: using challenges as learning opportunities
-Game-based learning: using games with a pedagogical purpose
-Body Expression and Movement: connecting with oneself and others in an embodied way

In “The Art of Facilitating” training you will have the chance to:

-Get familiar with the ETS Competence Model for Trainers and Facilitators developed by SALTO T&C RC
-Set your own learning objectives for the training and direct your learning towards it
-Experience embodied openness and vulnerability when standing in front of a group
-Identify and practice how to make your presentations more engaging and creative
-Distinguish between facts and assumptions in your communication
-Learn how to give and receive factual feedback
-Identify the elements of a game and learn how to gamify your workshops

-Connect with yourself and connect with others through your body in movement
-Identify your own principles to facilitate Experiential Learning
-Plan how to create your own Experiential Learning workshops and projects after the training

… and much more :)

This learning process is going to be facilitated by two experienced Salto trainers Bob Sonet and Jordan Herreros

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food, programme and travel costs up to the maximum amount are fully covered.

Maximum travel costs reimbursement per country:

  • Czech Republic up to 20€
  • Slovakia, Hungary up to 180€
  • Estonia, Bulgaria, France, Romania, Spain   275€

Participation fee

We expect a participation fee 50€.

Application

 

Organiser:

Hnutí Brontosaurus – Youth NGO

Phone: +420774976407

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Aof.pdf

Contact for questions:

Eva Pavelova

E-Mail: fundraiser@brontosaurus.cz

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Training Course EUtopia? Diversity in a Changing Europe: Creative youth work lab for rethinking diversity solutions

Dates: 6-12 May 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

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

Application deadline: 22nd March 2019

The creative lab is designed for critical thinkers, who work with young people and are not afraid of opening controversial questions and questioning concepts.

General Description

EUtopia? Diversity in a Changing Europe is a creative, analytical and critical learning experiment which will bring new life to old concepts. It is for the very experienced among us, who sometimes feel tired of thinking, and the very fresh ones, who sometimes feel lost and don’t know where to even begin.

If you are ready to dive deep in the meaning of diversity and use what you find to reshape the practices of youth work – then EUtopia is for you!

  • Have you ever wondered what diversity actually means?
  • Do you work with people who question if diversity has gone too far in Europe?
  • Living in times when Europe is undergoing major developments, do you ever wonder how to help young people make sense of it all?
  • Do you think it is time to reconsider the way we (you) work with young people nowadays?
  • Are you curious about the principles and practices of slow youth work in a world that is changing rapidly?
  • Would you like to go on an eight-month creative journey with a dynamic community of learners?

The learning process lasts for eight months. It will result in improved practices for supporting young people in changing Europe, and it will produce tools and approaches that will be shared in an online library for youth workers. It is comprised of four elements:

1st part: Home Lab for Introduction – online learning process consisting of 24 hours of individual work from March to May

2nd part: Lab for Critical Analysis – challenging and exploring concepts in Latvia, from 6th to 12th of May 2019

3rd part: Piloting Lab for Creativity and Experimentation – testing it all through local activities implemented by participants in their local communities

4th part: Designing Lab – creating new tools and approaches in Montenegro, from 8th to 13th of October 2019

The call is open to all youth field professionals. The selected participants are requested to take part in all parts of the Lab.

Aim and objectives:

The aim of the lab is to provide youth field professionals with an opportunity
1) to explore the complex and diverse realities of young people in a changing Europe and
2) to prepare to better respond to those realities by applying values-based perspective of diversity and reshaping their youth work practices.

The objectives of the lab are:

  • to create a community of learners ready to engage in a challenging, self-reflective, long term, dynamic learning process;
  • to identify the relevant socio-political and cultural conditions that influence the lives of young people on local and European level;
  • to explore the contexts in which young people grow up today, develop sensitivity to identity and culture-related issues that young people are confronted with, and critically evaluate the current youth work responses to them;
  • to understand reasoning and motivation behind young people’s views and attitudes, discover how opinions are formed, and practice critical thinking;
  • to challenge/ radicalize the concept of diversity, exploring it from a values-based, rather than from a normative policy perspective;
  • to develop the most relevant competences for reconsidering and reshaping youth work practices that fit the current challenges;

  • to develop participants’ own intercultural competence, as defined by the ETS Competence Model for Trainers and the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally;
  • to incorporate principles of slow youth work in diversity related practices;
  • to discover opportunities to incorporate values- based approach to diversity within Erasmus+ activities and to support international cooperation among participants.

The activity is organized in cooperation with Jaunatnes starptautisko programmu aģentūra (the Latvian National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth) and SALTO South East Europe and Inclusion and Diversity Resource Centres.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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:

Latvian National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • South-East Europe – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: +37129389370

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vladislava Skele

E-Mail: vladislava.skele@gmail.com

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: Take a step back to take a step forward

Dates: 29 May – 3 June 2019

Venue: Bari, Italy

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: 25th March 2019

A provocative opportunity to take part in a training, to explore non-formal learning, to improve the quality of youth work and to experiment practices, new tools and techniques.

General Description

The main theme of this training is to identify challenges youth workers and educators face in their daily life as youth workers and educators.

General aim of the training course:

The main aim of this training is to identify challenges youth workers/educators face in daily life with their youngsters. The purpose is to develop competences, based on the ETS competence model for youth workers.

The programme will follow the needs of the participants according to the planned activities of the programme; at the same time it will provoke the participants to enlarge their own tools, based on the way they experience their learning.

Why the ETS competence model?

Because it is a model which supports youth workers providing orientation and guidance.

Why Replay?

Have you ever thought of a situation in your life, which you would like to replay? Not necessarily because you wished to change it, but because you would really like to examine all the details and probably to see yourself from different perspectives.

Since time-machines are not invented yet, we thought of providing a training space with the opportunity to playback situations that often happen in professional life.

Specific Objectives of this training course:

– To identify and recognize challenges when working with youth
– To explore the ETS competences model for youth workers
– To provide practical tools to be used by youth workers when providing educational activities
– To recognize the educational value of non formal activities and empowerment of youth workers
– To provide the space for different actors of education to exchange experiences and good practices

The general approach is based on the principles of non-formal education and strongly supports reflection and self-directed learning.

The programme will include many different activities, discussions, open workshops to encourage critical thinking and personal contributions. A strong focus will be put on Design thinking as a method for creativity and problem solving. English will be the working language.

Who can apply?

– Educators, like youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, who are directly working with youth and/or educational organisations, with varying level of experience in educational activities (in any organisational role; volunteers, mentors, facilitating, organizing, supporting young people, etc..)

– Motivated to share their work experience and challenges
– Actively seeking to improve their toolbox and enrich it with new approaches
– Available to take active part in the whole or full duration of the training course

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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.

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

 

Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani (IT NA) – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Portuguese National Agency – National Agency

Phone: +390637591248

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme Replay.pdf

Contact for questions:

Alessia Cecchini

E-mail: a.villani@agenziagiovani.it

E-Mail: a.cecchini@agenziagiovani.it

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 Jump IN: How to develop Youth Exchange projects!?

Dates: 14-20 May 2019

Venue: Florina, Greece

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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 22nd March 2019

This training offers an international learning experience for youth work practitioners who want to develop competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Do you work with young people? Are you aware of a number of funding opportunities offered within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme? Then this Training course is for you!

This training offers an international learning experience for youth work practitioners who want to learn about the opportunities of Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

It will develop competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Jump In will provide a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Context of the TC

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme offers a wide range of international learning opportunities for young people: learning mobility of individuals is considered to bring long lasting benefits to the participants and the organizations involved and should ideally be accessible to everyone.

Nevertheless it is often the case that young people and youth organizations do not know about these opportunities. The Erasmus+ Youth Programme is a Programme for all, and efforts should be made to include young people with fewer opportunities.

Jump In will increase the impact of youth work by promoting Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges as a tool and to disseminate non formal education. Its principles and methods are to empower young people with fewer opportunities as real actors of the society.

Together with participants we want to take a look to their local realities and think about youth exchanges that can have a larger impact and be more accessible to everyone, in order to create a solid bridge between the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and young people with fewer opportunities.

The objectives of this project are:

  • To provide basic information about the Erasmus+ Youth Programme for newcomers focusing on Youth exchange activities and their potential to enhance new possibilities for young people with fewer opportunities.
  • To allow participants to learn and practice methods to work with young people in various youth exchange situations.
  • To reflect on the power of words and how to communicate meaningfully with young people.
  • To learn how to organize creative activities with little resources, helping participants map out all the resources in their community that can be used during Youth Exchange projects.
  • To share experiences and good practices at local/ regional level and adapting it to an international context.

Methodology

The training will be a learning-by-doing experience. The methodology will focus on non-formal education. We will create a space where the participants and trainers can learn from each other: workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics, individual and group reflection, open space, design thinking.

The trainers’ team will create a learning space, where participants will create the main input/ content from their local and regional perspective to build youth exchange projects.

We invite all those working directly with young people to join this training and learn more about Erasmus+ Youth Programme, more specifically Youth Exchanges. This training course is for newcomers into this program to develop their competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

We also invite people who are curious and motivated about setting up impactful Youth Exchanges to join.

Participants Profile:

  • Professional or volunteer youth workers.
  • Preferable linked to a youth organization.
  • Motivated to learn about and make use of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme with young people with fewer opportunities.
  • Minimum 18 years old.
  • Able to use English as a working language in order to establish effective communication during group-work and sessions.
  • To attend the full duration of the training.
  • Willing to work on the quality of their international projects.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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.

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:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (INEDIVIM), Hellenic NA for Erasmus+ Youth

Phone: +302131314450

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Jump-In Programme 2019.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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.