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Training Course: The Natural Edge

Dates: 13-21 September 2019

Venue: Hungary

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 12th July 2019

A programme on co-operative leadership for personal and group transformation, social initiative and cultural cohesion working with the communication skills of the Way of Council in combination with a 24-hour solo time in nature.

General Description

We invite you to where the real adventure in learning is, to a programme on co-operative leadership for personal and group transformation, social initiative and cultural cohesion to pass on your work with young people.

The Natural Edge is an 8-day-long international training course in September, 2019 in Kisterenye, Hungary aimed at youth workers, educators, leaders, facilitators working with young people.

We will work deeply with the communication skills of the Way of Council in combination with a 24-hour solo time in nature and use and explore the method of experiential learning – This combination contains elements designed to elicit;

  • storytelling
  • ceremony
  • build meaningful relationships and natural leadership
  • deepen development and awareness of one’s self and others’ place, wisdom and abilities in a group and culture
  • how to give regenerative feedback
  • read the field to best know how to foster optimum learning conditions.

The course will have a strong experiential part. Be prepared to be challenged in some ways that can surprise you! Participants will be offered a space for trying themselves out, and there will be a space for their inputs to be incorporated in the course.

The course aims:

• To introduce, confer and develop a basic to intermediate methodology of Council practice, facilitation skills, the use of agreements, strategies and forms, dynamic potential for self transformation, small and large groups learning and collective wisdom.
• To strengthen the value of our stories and skill in storytelling, to explore relational dynamics, increase awareness of the impact and responsibilities in our communications.
• To offer tools and methods that can educate young people to community-mindedness, that support building relations and trust, promote common values, inclusion, diversity, mutual respect and tolerance.
• To deepen an awareness and connection of our natural human resources with a 24-hour solo experience in nature as a reflective non-formal, non-biased education method, an open resource accessible to all.
• To develop leadership, service social/civic competencies in its multiple and diverse forms and as natural outcomes of our work
• To contribute to a cross-cultural peer community of youth workers and facilitators in transformative learning.
• To carry forward social entrepreneurship, initiative and learnings through a relevant follow-up project, designed, peer-mentored and facilitated by participants

The trainers:

Rob Dreaming, Krisztina Pasztor, Gyula Szabo, Rebecca Card.

The course will involve 28 participants from 9 countries: Hungary, Latvia, Bulgaria, Greece, Czech Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Portugal, plus 4 trainers.

The ideal applicant will be a trainer, youth worker, social worker or educator working with young people, strongly motivated in participating for the whole duration of the course, including the preparation, follow up and dissemination phase. The working language will be English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food

Travel reimbursement

Participants will receive a travel reimbursement up to the following amounts:

  • Hungary: 20 EUR
  • Czech Republic, Slovakia: 180 EUR
  • Greece, UK, Latvia, Bulgaria, Turkey: 275 EUR
  • Portugal: 360 EUR

Participation fee

As participation fee, each participant will be asked to contribute according to their possibilities between 50 and 100 EUR on a sliding scale.

Application

 

Organiser:

Ecoservice Foundation

Phone: +36204169183

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Natural Edge Hungary.pdf

Contact for questions:

Krisztina Pasztor

E-Mail: the.natural.edge.tc@gmail.com

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Training Course: StageCraft for Youth Workers

Dates: 3-10 August 2019

Venue: Sluňákov, Horka nad Moravou, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th June 2019

Develop advanced communication, presentation and facilitation skills for youth work, with an experienced team combining approaches such as theatre, comedy, storytelling, psychology, sociology, education, music, social & creative community work.

General Description

“StageCraft for Youth Workers” is the second edition, funded by the Erasmus+ programme and promoted by the Czech NGO Vice Versa, of a training format on advanced communication, presentation and facilitation skills development, targeting primarily youth and social workers and educators.

The project is a 7 days residential training which combines approaches such as theatre, comedy, storytelling, psychology, sociology, education, music, social & creative community work.

The project will take place in the Czech Republic, close to the city of Olomouc, in the beautiful ecological centre Sluňákov, from the 3rd to the 10th of August 2019 (travel days included). It will involve 24 participants and 4 trainers from 10 different European countries (Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom).

The objectives of the training course are:

• To develop and build on a greater understanding of the presentation and engagement skills and experiences of youth workers;
• To explore and understand the effects of effective presentation and engagement with an audience of young people and in the role of youth worker;
• To gain a greater awareness of the theory behind “Stagecraft” taken from the fields of psychology, sociology, education, theatre and creative community (comedy, music and drama);
• To identify and realise the opportunities to put the skills developed into practice;

A Word on the Approach

The course seeks to develop what we think are the advanced skills – sometimes neglected – of being able to use the environment, our physiology, our body language and the content of our message to make our youth work even more effective. We will draw from applied psychology and from skills-sets used in theatre by professional presenters and comedians, to make the training diverse and exciting.

Participants will have opportunities to reflect on the fact that – as well as expensive and ubiquitous technology – there are many other resources and skills we can use to keep young people engaged, and develop effective relationships with them. Our course will be highly interactive, we will apply each methodology on the spot, and participants will have many chances to challenges themselves in and out of their comfort zones to develop new awareness and skills. Be prepared for some real Stagecraft thrills!

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards up to the following amounts:

  • Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland – 180€
  • Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Greece, Ireland  – 275€
  • Spain, Portugal – 360€

Participation fee

The course foresees a non-refundable participation bond of 30€ to be paid by bank transfer after selection and an on-the-spot participation fee – to be paid in cash – on a sliding scale from 20€ to 70€. Participants will be free to choose their contribution according to their own personal financial possibilities and the value they see in 7 days training programme.

Application

 

Organiser:

Vice Versa CZ – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack StageCraft.pdf

Contact for questions:

StageCraft Team

E-Mail: stagecraft.training@gmail.com

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Training Course Better Together: Creation of a Network for Youth Employability in Europe

Dates: 10-14 August 2019

Venue: Bragança, Portugal

Eligible are 50 participants coming from: Austria, France, Germany, Portugal

Application deadline: 29th June 2019

This training is designed to build Portuguese-speaking youth workers capacities from various European countries. At the end of the training, they will become part of a network that will empower them for their daily youth work.

General Description

From the 10th to 14th of August 2019 in Bragança, Portugal (region CIM of Trás-os-Montes); CAP Magellan in collaboration with ASPPA (Associação dos pós graduados Portugueses na Alemanha), ADYFE (African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe), CNJ (Conselho Nacional da Juventude Portuguesa) and Bué Fixe (associação juvenil afro-portuguesa) is organizing under the Erasmus+ programme a training: “Better Together! Creation of a Network for Youth Employability in Europe”.

The training’s aim is to encourage exchange of good practices, the emergence of ideas to find solutions to increase employability of young people in Europe. This training is designed to build Portuguese-speaking youth workers capacities from various European countries and nationalities. At the end of the training, they will become part of a network.

All participants will take part in seminars, trainings as well as cultural and educational visits that will empower them for their daily youth work. This meeting of European youth workers will take place during four days in Portugal.

  • So, do you speak Portuguese?
  • Are you a youth worker or in regular contact with young people in your association?
  • Do you want to work for a better employability of young people on the European level and participate in the creation of a transnational network of Portuguese-speaking youth workers?

We are searching for participants corresponding to the following profile:

  • you speak Portuguese (minimum B2 level of Portuguese)
  • you live in Austria / Germany / Portugal / France: according to the rules of Erasmus+ Programme, only 50 participants of these countries will be taken in charge by the project
  • if you don’t live in one of these countries, you can still send your application and it will be analysed based on your motivation and the places available.
  • For candidates living outside of Austria / Germany / Portugal / France (due to the European Union Programme), international transport won’t be taken in charge of by the project.
  • you are a youth worker, representative or active member of an association related to young people, engaged in youth projects or in contact with young people at your work place

Selection criteria

The connection of the candidates with a disadvantaged public (and with asylum seekers / refugees) , your experience as a youth worker and your interest in the topic will be favored.

If you are interested in the project and want to know if your profile matches the criteria, do not hesitate to contact us. All profile will be taken into consideration.  A Gender balance will be kept.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

We will refund up to the limit of the following scale for a return trip:

  • € 360 for participants from Germany,
  • € 275 for participants from France and Austria,
  • € 180 for participants from Portugal

to the partner organisation after the seminar. upon presentation of proof of expense and provided that he/she has been present at the whole event. The refund of travel costs is limited to participants coming from Germany/France/Austria or Portugal due to the rules of Erasmus+ Programme.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Cap Magellan – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • ADYFE – Youth NGO
  • CNJ – Youth NGO
  • Bué Fixé – Youth NGO

Phone: +33179351100

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Youth Employability in Europe Portugal.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nelly Scholz

E-Mail: reseau@capmagellan.org

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Training Course Youth Goals: A pathway to practical implementation

Dates: 15-22 September 2019

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 14th July 2019

The general objective of this training action is to promote the implementation of Youth Goals as a tool for empowerment of European youth entities in the field of youth rights.

General Description

Youth Goals are the gateway to implement the rights approach within youth entities. This training action aims to generate a strategic model for planning activities arising from the collaboration and experience of the participants and with the Youth Goals as a transversal element.

In this twentieth edition of the University, the theme has focused on the concept of “Youth and Justice” within the framework of the triennium that began last year and focuses on SDG 16: “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”.

From the last contextualization arises the approach of the proposed training action: Youth Goals are directly linked to a series of inalienable rights of young people and their implementation contributes to guarantee a state of social justice at all levels. Therefore, it is necessary that young people reflect on the best way to incorporate these goals in the development of their activities in a transversal way.

The Youth Goals have an undeniable European perspective, so it is in a transnational forum like the one offered by the University of Youth and Development where a joint reflection can best be reached on which measures of implementation can be built.

Considering that youth organizations have structures and activity models as varied as the interests of young people, this training action is planned as a joint reflection on the application of youth goals in models of youth participation.

The general objective of this training action is to promote the implementation of Youth Goals as a tool for empowerment of European youth entities in the field of youth rights.

The specific objectives to achieve this end are the following:

  • Expand the perspective of the participants on the need to apply the Youth Goals in their performance.
  • Provide the group of participants with the necessary means and networks for the application of the Youth Goals.
  • Accompany the group of participants in the strategic design for the integration of the Youth Goals.
  • Promote the creation of a network of agents of change at European level.

With these objectives we want to achieve through our training action results based on the training of young people and youth entities that transcend the limits of the training itself and can be disseminated to other interested European youth organizations.

To this end, a pedagogical approach has been designed that crystallizes into a practical guide of Youth Goals implementation models and that put together collective reflection with technical resources.

The activities that constitute this formative action will lead the participants of a general conceptualization of the Youth Goals to a particular creation of practical models of implementation.

Likewise, the launching of a collaborative network to share good practices regarding the field application of the resulting models of this practical guide is proposed.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). 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:

Spanish National Agency

Phone: +34 91

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Leticia Sánchez

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.

Hallstat, Austria

Study Visit: Tandems for good practices of local youth work

Dates: 15-17 September 2019

Venue: Lower Austria, Austria

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Hungary

Application deadline: 10th July 2019

Are you ready for reflecting on your own youth work practice, build partnerhsips and get new inputs? Join the Study Visit! Participants will explore good and innovative practices of local youth work in Austria and Hungary.

General Description

The National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and their partners developed a long-term cooperation project called ‘Europe Goes Local (EGL) – Supporting Youth Work at the Municipal Level’.

This study visit is one of several joint events carried out under the EGL project, aiming to support the development of local youth work mainly focusing on existing practices of youth work in Austria and in Hungary.

This program consists of two study visits, it is foreseen that the participants attend both, in order to explore examples from both countries.

  • Austrian Study Visit: 15-17. September 2019
  • Hungarian Study Visit: 27-31. January 2020

Aims

  • To strengthen partnership among practitioners and policy-makers in the field of youth.
  • To boost quality of municipal youth work by providing learning focused field visits.
  • To understand and reflect on practices of youth work and how they can be adapted to various localities.
  • To promote the Erasmus+ Youth Programme among participants as a funding source for quality development of youth work.

Profile of participants:

The target group are: Youth workers, representatives of youth organizations and representatives of municipalities; Ideally, tandems of one municipality representative and one youth worker/youth leader of the same community take part in the Study Visit.
Basic English language competences is preferred
Available to attend both of the study visits.

Possible types of field visits:

  • Services with open youth work approach.
  • Mobile youth work.
  • Youth coaching for communities
  • Youth policies in partnerships of stakeholders and its implementation.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). 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:

Austrian National Agency – Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organiser:

  • Hungarian National Agency Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Phone: +431586754421

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sophie Hammer

E-Mail: sophie.hammer@iz.or.at

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

Budapest

Conference: Become a Quality Ambassador in Learning Mobility

Dates: 22-24 July 2019

Venue: EYC Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 35 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countriesWestern Balkan countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

Get to know 2 new tools to raise the Quality in Learning Mobility and help roll out these tools across Europe to give more young people a great learning experience abroad. If you are fan of international youth projects and quality, you are the one!

General Description

Creating a network of Quality Ambassadors

In Spring 2019, the European Platform on Learning Mobility (EPLM) launched two new tools to support quality in learning mobility projects in the youth field: the www.QualityMobility.app and the Handbook on Quality in Learning Mobility.

To increase the knowledge and use of these two brand new tools across Europe, the team of the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth (coordinating EPLM), in cooperation with the SALTO Inclusion and Diversity Resource Centre organise a meeting to create a network of Quality Ambassadors (multipliers).

Objectives:

  • To get to know the two new EPLM quality tools more in detail;
  • To discuss and design a dissemination and usage plan at European and national level;
  • To enhance the content of the App, and envisage possible developments for the Handbook;

Target group

Representatives of organisations active in the field of learning mobility in the youth field at national and European level, beneficiaries of grants from the European Youth Foundation, Erasmus+ (youth), the European Solidarity Corps and other funding schemes;
Members of National Youth Councils, youth work networks and umbrella organisations with potential to spread these tools amongst their contacts and beyond;
Trainers from the European training communities who can use these tools in their training courses that tackle quality in learning mobility projects for young people.

Conditions

Accommodation, board and lodging will be borne by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth znd by SALTO Inclusion and Diversity.

All participants will be accommodated in single rooms at the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe in Budapest.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Travel, food & lodging will be covered by the EU-CoE Partnership for Youth or by SALTO Inclusion & Diversity

Travel reimbursement

Travel, food & lodging will be covered by the EU-CoE Partnership for Youth or SALTO Inclusion & Diversity

Participation fee

Non Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

EU-CoE Youth Partnership

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Inclusion & Diversity – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Davide Capecchi

E-Mail: davide.capecchi@partnership-eu.coe.int

Rome

Training Course Embracing Diversity: Training course on diversity management

Dates: 18-23 November 2019

Venue: Rome, Italy

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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

TC will give youth workers concrete methods for managing diversity and serve as a space for exploring various kinds of diversity. It aims to influence the daily practice of the participants by allowing them to learn from and be inspired by each other.

General Description

All youth workers have to deal with the fact that the young people they work with are different from each other in many ways – this means that they have to manage diversity. Some differences are more obvious than others – such as ethnicity, religion or language.

Diversity is more than the obvious differences, however – it also includes differences such as educational level, social and economic situation, sexuality, health and hidden or visible disabilities. Many youth workers put great emphasis on including a diversity of people, and this training will help participants to manage this diversity in their work. This is the 3rd edition of the TC.

During the training course, we will look at different concepts of inclusion and diversity. We will offer concrete tools, techniques and methods youth workers can use to manage diversity. We will facilitate discussions between the participants in order to learn from each other and find common ground in our experiences with working with diverse groups. Participants at the course will also learn how to pass on what they have learned at the training to the young people they work with.

Aim:

To support youth work professionals in developing diversity management competences in their daily practice and how to help young people appreciate diversity and cooperate valuing each others’ differences.

Objectives:

  • To explore concepts and different forms of diversity and inclusion;
  • To strengthen and develop youth workers and other professionals ‘diversity management’ competences;
  • To explore the local Italian reality of working with diverse groups of young people (Roma, asylum seekers, LGBTQI, etc)
  • To share different tools, methods and approaches for managing diversity and to reflect on how to adapt to different daily youth work contexts
  • To support networking between participants and the development of Erasmus+ Youth project ideas on diversity

Profile of participants:

  • Professionals working directly with diverse groups of young people on a regular basis. This includes youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, coaches, social workers, etc.
  • Participants interested in developing their ‘diversity management’ competences and learning how to deal with diversity of all kinds.
  • Ready to critically reflect on their own attitude towards diversity
  • Able to work in (international) English.
  • From Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries & Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Russia

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). 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:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity RC and the Italian National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth programme

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Schedule Embracing Diversity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic

E-Mail: inclusion@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.