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Training Course: Training for volunteer workers in Larissa

Dates: 20-24 January 2020

Venue: Larissa, Greece

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Greece, Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Italy

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The Staff Training will last 5 full days. The staff will join the Training Event in oder to incorporate more innovative and creative teaching methods and share their knowledge and experiences with other international staff.

General Description

Within the framework of the european project Erasmus (KA2): YECh – Youth voluntEering Certification. , we are looking for volunteer organisations which are interested in offering their staff a 5-day training in Greece.

From 20 to 24 January 2020 in Larissa, Greece, an employee training course will be organised by our local partner (Institute for Entrepreneurship Development (I.E.D.)).

The employees of your organisation would thus have the opportunity to participate in the training event in order to integrate more creative teaching methods for the young people in the local courses and to exchange their knowledge and experience with other employees.

The training is aimed at a selected team of 28 youth trainers (4 participants per country, including 4 people from the Larissa area) aged between 20 and 29.

Participants must be able to understand and speak English, be open to new ideas and show motivation to participate in the transnational activity.

In summary, the profile of participants in staff training is as follows:
– Youth workers/trainers in the field of voluntary work/NGOs
– Age 18+
– You must be able to work in English

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Up to 530,00 EUR per person will be reimbursed if invoices are provided (accomodation, transfer, food)

Travel reimbursement

Up to 275,00 EUR per partcipant for travel (flight) will be reimbursed

Participation fee

No.

Application

 

Organiser:

Italian-German Chamber of Commerce – Others

Phone: 0049/89/96166172

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Martina Agosti

E-Mail: agosti@italcam.de

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PBA NE(E)T working: find partners to make your inclusive youth work more international

Dates: 3-7 November 2019

Venue: Prague, Czech Republic

Eligible are max 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: 22nd September 2019

This training course will give time and space to share and gain knowledge and skills on how to work strategically with young people in NEET situation, how to cooperate to use Erasmus+ Youth Programme and European Solidarity Corps as a tool in youth work.

General Description

“Often we do our work and would never imagine that there are other youth workers working with similar issues and similar groups of youngsters. Sometimes we think on where to get new ideas and inspiration to continue our work with young people.

We invite you to attend this training to meet other colleagues from around Europe and find out about their experiences, share your practice, get new ideas, inspiration for your work with young people in NEET situation. ”Natasha Gudakovska and Paul Kloosterman (Trainers of the training course in 2018)

This training course will bring together professionals working with young people in NEET situation and those working in organizations which offer young people international youth work opportunities (especially through Erasmus+ Youth / European Solidarity Corps).

The TC will give time and space to participants to share and gain knowledge and skills on how to work strategically with young people in NEET situation, how to use Erasmus+ Youth Programme and other international youth work possibilities as a tool in their work and to find a way into trustworthy partnerships on national and international level and good quality projects.

There are many young people, who due to their life situation miss out the opportunities that are often promoted as open for all. Those are the young people who might in many ways be the ones who benefit the most from a possibility to be involved together with their peers from other countries in an international project or voluntary activity.

The main objectives of the training:

  • To understand the different concepts of young people in NEET situation on international level;
  • To understand the different realities of young people in NEET situation in the involved countries;
  • To understand how Erasmus+ Youth / European Solidarity Corps can be used to include young people in NEET situation (incl real examples with highs and lows of the work);
  • To know tools to work with young people in NEET situation within Erasmus +/ ESC framework;
  • To develop partnerships to implement Erasmus+ / ESC projects both on international and national level;
  • To find ways to work more strategically and in cooperation with other organizations to involve young people in international youth work.

Participants:

This activity is for youth or social workers or educators working with the above mentioned target group, and who are interested and motivated to get their young people involved in international youth work. We also welcome people who already have experienced in international youth work.

Priority will be given to following participants:

  • coming from these countries: Latvia , Estonia, Czech Republic, Austria, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Romania and France;
  • knowing the overall aim and strategy of the SPI NEET (contact your NA to get familiar with this)
  • participating in national events organized within the SPI NEET (not obligatory)

Background

This training course is organized in the strategic partnership on Inclusion between NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth program. The main objective of this partnership is to improve and increase the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in the program, in line with the Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in field of youth. This partnership fosters sustainable engagement and capacity building of organizations either already working with young people with fewer opportunities in international activities through Erasmus+ Youth or those organizations planning to do so.

An important part of an international cooperation is a strong partnership of organizations, especially when it comes to involvement of young people with fewer opportunities. It is important to cooperate with trustful partners both in your own country and abroad to make sure that young people taking part in an international project get support according to their abilities and needs. It is also important to know the young people you and your partners work with and the realities in your partner countries.

Please, notice!

After selection of the participants, the NAs should prepare their participants regarding E+ and ESC programmes and their opportunities.

Selected participants should also be aware of the SPI NEET and its basic strategy.

During the training participants will introduce the overall strategy of their organizations related to the inclusion of young people in the NEET situation (not particular projects only).

Team

The TC will be developed in an international team of NA’s and trainers, Henk Persyn and Maja Drobne

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:

Dům zahraniční spolupráce – Centre for International cooperation in education/ Czech National Agency for the Erasmus + Youth and European Solidarity Corps program – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • UK National Agency – National Agency
  • Latvian National Agency – National Agency

Phone: +420221850940

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule NEET working.pdf

Contact for questions:

Martina Horváthová

E-Mail: martina.horvathova@dzs.cz

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.

Berlin, Germany

Training Course: The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 16-21 December 2019

Venue: Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 27 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: 30th September 2019

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).

General Description

Why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods.
– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.
– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.

– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).
– To reconsider daily youth work practices.
– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

How it will be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring…

To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

The pedagogical process

A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:
Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation exercise…)
Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…
Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people
Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.

Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

Participants should be at least 18 years old and should have a good level of English.

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

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Power of NFE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Rita Bergstein

E-Mail: bergstein@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.

The Hague, Cats Heuvel

Training Course: Storytelling & Storyweaving, join in!

Dates: 24-27 October 2019

Venue: Den Haag, Netherlands

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Netherlands

Application deadline: 27th September 2019

ATTENTION: Dutch speaking seminar!

Training on storytelling and storyweaving: how to tell and collect powerful international stories and inspire other young people to go international?

General Description

This training course is in Dutch language, only open to participants from Belgium-FL and the Netherlands.

This training course focuses on the power of storytelling. What makes an international experience so powerful? The target group are Flemish and Dutch young people who had an international experience who want to collect, share and weave stories to inspire other young people to participate in an international project. As a network of storyweavers they support both National Agencies in promoting international projects to young people.

The final goal of the training course will be for every participant to at least have finalized one complete story and learned tools on how to collect and share stories in the future, too.

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Het Storytelling & Storyweaving-traject begon eigenlijk in mei, maar er is een (zeldzame) mogelijkheid om in te stromen in de tweede helft! Dit betreft het tweede internationale weekend, van 24 tot 27 oktober in Den Haag. Het programma is als volgt:

Donderdag de 24e: aankomst van de nieuwe deelnemers
Vrijdag 25 oktober: 1-daagse training Storyweaving voor nieuwe deelnemers. ‘s Avonds arriveren de deelnemers die al sinds het begin van het project (mei dit jaar) betrokken zijn.
Zaterdag 26 + zondag 27 oktober: training Storytelling.

Meer weten?
Neem contact op met Thomas thomas.gits@jint.be (Vlaanderen) of Marlou m.saris@nji.nl (Nederland).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all accommodation, meals and programme costs are covered by the Belgian-FL and Dutch NA.

Travel reimbursement

Only the travel costs to both venues are to be paid by the participants. Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details.

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:

NJi, NA Netherlands – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Jint, NA Belgium-Flanders – National Agency

Phone: +31302306339

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marlou Saris

E-Mail: m.saris@nji.nl

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

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PBA: Contact-making seminar for youth organizations interested in development of social entrepreneurship cooperation with Northern Caucasus region of Russian Federation

Dates: 11-16 October 2019

Venue: North Caucasus, Russian Federation

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Russian Federation, 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: 16th September 2019

Contact-making seminar bringing together organizations from Erasmus+ program countries and the North Caucasus region, having common interests in development of youth social entrepreneurship.

General Description

In October, 2018 SALTO EECA resource center, in cooperation with Ministry of Economic Development of Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic and centre of entrepreneur initiatives “Generation 2025”, organized the Study Visit for 14 European youth NGOs to Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic of RF in the frames of the first socio-economic Forum of Northern Caucasus region.

The purpose of the visit was strengthening youth cooperation with this region. 10 Russian youth organizations from different regions of Northern Caucasus took part in the visit. As the result, 3 youth initiatives have started, and the region expressed the interest to continue cooperation.

In 2019 Northern Caucasus region cooperation activity will be widened and transformed into contact-making seminar format, which will bring together organizations from Erasmus Plus program countries and Northern Caucasus region, having common interests in development of youth social entrepreneurship.

Aim of the seminar

The aim of the seminar is to meet together organizations interested in international development of youth entrepreneurship from the side of Erasmus Plus program countries and Northern Caucasus region of Russia and to create a space for designing common initiatives

Objectives of the seminar

To explore potential of Northern Caucasus region in involvement of organizations working with young people into projects of international cooperation through common social entrepreneurship initiatives

To meet together successful and perspective organizations from both sides, working in different areas of social entrepreneurship: education, social services, youth work, art and creativity, rural development etc.

To analyse potential of organizations and territories where those organizations work and to discuss possible projects for cooperation inside Erasmus Plus program and in the frames of other initiatives

Timeframe and venue of the seminar

The seminar will be 4 days long: October 12 – October 15 2019. First 2 days of the seminar will be spent in Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic, and next two days in Kabardino-Balkarskaya Republic. The logistic can be done through airports of Moscow and Mineralnie Vodi

Participants of the seminar

There will be 15 participants representing Erasmus+ Programme countries and 15 participants representing different regions of Northern Caucasus, Russian Federation.

Profile of participants:

  • Decision makers of organizations involved into development of youth entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Having experience in implementing social entrepreneur projects
  • English speaking (knowledge of Russian is nor required but will be an additional asset)
  • Age 18+
  • Motivated and ready to develop international projects of youth social entrepreneurship
  • Residents of Erasmus+ program countries
  • Having passport valid for international travels

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:

SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus – SALTO Resource Centre

Co-organisers:

  • Ministry of Economic Development o Karachaevo-Cherkesskaya Republic
  • Centre of Entrepreneurial Initiatives “Generation 2025”

Phone: +484631462

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andriy Pavlovych

E-Mail: andriy.pavlovych@frse.org.pl

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: Combating Youth Unemployment through Coaching

Dates: 5-13 November 2019

Venue: Sumy, Ukraine

Eligible are 30 trainees coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Ukraine

Application deadline: 24th September 2019

Youth workers who will take part in the TC will receive theoretical and practical experience in coaching directed to young people, esp. youth with fewer opportunities, who need support in their career building.

General Description

By conducting this project we would like to provide support for local NGOs to help their target groups – local young people – in self-realization and future development as active community members.

The training course will be dedicated to the coaching of young people with fewer opportunities in their career building, especially in the online job market. The participants of the TC – youth workers who will be prepared to act as coaches in their communities and support young people in their career building.

Objectives:

  •  to explore the causes and consequences of youth unemployment in rural and deprived urban areas;
  •  to train an international group of youth workers to become coaches for young people with fewer opportunities in their self-realization and future career, especially in the online job market;
  •  to support organisations working with young people with fewer opportunities (esp. those coming from rural and deprived urban areas and refugees) and provide them with the innovative tools aimed at youth development;
  •  to promote international cooperation and capacity building in the field of youth work.

Participants:

  •  youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, educators who have direct access to our final beneficiaries group of young people to multiply the new experience and skills in their communities;
  •  having guaranteed support from their sending organisations in the implementing future activities based on the experience gained in the TC;
  •  motivated to take part in the TC and to be personally interested in the topic of the TC;
  •  motivated to implement the experience gained on the TC in their communities;

  •  motivated to build and support international partnerships which will be created during the TC with the future Erasmus+ projects;
  •  no younger than 18 years old (due to the international travel restrictions), no upper age limits.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organisers will cover accommodation and food for participants.

Travel reimbursement

The organizers will reimburse 100% of participants’ travel costs from your home city to the venue within the limits defined by Erasmus+ program. The maximum amount to be reimbursed for participants is:

  •  Ukraine — 20 Euro.
  • Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Greece, Denmark, Italy and North Macedonia is 275 Euro

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Center for Euroinitiatives – Youth NGO

Phone: +380542798668

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Coaching for Employment.pdf

Contact for questions:

Anna Kovbasyuk

E-Mail: info@eu.sumy.ua

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Study Visit Ghetto Out: Study Visit about migration in Italy

Dates: 28 September – 5 October 2019

Venue: Foggia, Italy

Eligible are 24 trainees coming from: Bulgaria, France, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 14th September 2019

This Study Visit will take place in Foggia (South of Italy), to discover some Ghettos and other centers working on Migration’s issue. If you’re studying or working on Migration’s topics, this is the project for you!

General Description

The Study Visit is addressed to youth workers with a sense of participation and interest about topics like Migrants’ issues and Integration (people/students/youth workers interested in Anthropology, Sociology, Education, Law, Immigration, Intercultural, Storytelling)

The Study Visit will offer the possibility of direct interaction with disadvantaged people who migrate from countries at war or in a state of severe poverty, with the main purpose of carrying out a participatory discussion aimed at:

  • strengthening intercultural awareness so that the idea of the different is not mediated by prejudices, whether positive or negative, but based on a real experience, facilitated by good practices and methods that increase understanding, a critical vision and a positive exchange.

Participants will be 24 and they will come from Turkey, Italy, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, France.

The main activities will include:

  • Visits of different NGOs working about the topic of immigration (i.e. the Association “Ghetto Out” or debates with their activists, invited to present their experience.
  • Visit to the Ghetto with staff people from associations well knowing the place.
  • Spend some time in the Association Ghetto Out, learning what some ex-residents are trying to do in order to live in a sustainable way outside the ghetto.
  • Storytelling and video making to disseminate contents in a best and powerful way.
  • Ethnographic interviews to ghetto residents or ex-residents and to the local community; comparing the results with the information we usually receive from the media.
  • Exchange of information on countries of origin, multicultural evenings (create dishes), dialectical dialogue on the perception of their country and of others.

Participants should have maximum 2 travel days before and after the Activity (28 sept.- 5 oct.) The place we should host the participants should be a village near Foggia, called “Villaggio Don Bosco”

Good airports to get to Foggia should be ROME, NAPOLI or BARI and then you can check buses or trains to Foggia.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food we’ll be provided by the hosting organisation

Travel reimbursement

Please make sure you respect the maximumamount of money that we can reimburse:

  • Italy: 180 Euro/participant (only for a distance longer than 100 km)
  • Turkey, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, France : 275 Euro/participant

In order to receive the reimbursement you have to keep all the original travel documents

Participation fee

Non applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Come Pensiamo NGO

Phone: 00393284219851

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Ghetto Out.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sebastiano Miele

E-Mail: info@comepensiamo.it