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Training Course: Maker Education in youth work

Dates: 12-18 October 2020

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Albania, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania

Application deadline: 11th August 2020

We are offering two one-week-long courses over 2020 and 2021. They are targeted towards youth practitioners and will give them the opportunity to learn about maker education, and how to apply these concepts in youth work.

General Description

Maker education is a problem-based and project-based approach to learning. It emphasizes the use of low-tech and high-tech gadgets, a trial-and-error mindset, and it encourages learners to develop 21st century skills such as communication, creativity and problem solving.

Our project is providing 2 opportunities for youth workers to explore maker education, exchange on these topics with individuals from across Europe, brainstorm new tools, methods and techniques relevant to this field.

When?

Autumn 2020 mobility: October 12th to October 18th

Winter 2021 mobility: February 22nd to February 28th

It is possible to apply for either of these courses, or even for both. Just make sure to specify your preference in the application form.

Who?

We are searching for candidates who are interested in:

  • Developing their skills in digital technologies, problem solving and STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths).
  • Developing skills to be able to use digital technologies for social change.
  • Developing skills around MakerEducation and learning how such activities can be used to inspire younger generations and reconnect them with society.

What?

The autumn 2020 mobility will focus on the following topics:

Introduction to maker education: plunge into the universe of maker education, learn from each other’s experiences, explore state of the art educational supports on maker education, debate the influence of maker culture and the maker movement on the youth work sector

Electronic prototyping: learn how to create electronic circuits and manipulate electronic components. Explore maker activities for youth on this topic

Coding: explore physical computing, visual coding softwares, learn how to run educational activities on the computational way of thinking and enhance interactivity of electronic creations via computer programming

Reward system for maker education: brainstorm ways of rewarding the efforts of young makers, exchange on techniques and methods to acknowledge the learning outcomes of youth engaging in maker education

Maker education and inclusion: learn how to get hard to reach youth involved in maker activities

The winter 2021 mobility will focus on the following topics:

Robotics: explore project-based activities and challenges around building robots and automates, learn how to make robotics appealing and fun for young people

Electronic textiles: experiment cutting edge applications of electronics and programming through producing your own garments and accessories embedding electronic components and microcontrollers, learn how to run basic as well as more advanced workshops on e-textiles for youth

Computer Aided Design: learn to manipulate open source CAD softwares for graphic design, virtual reality and augmented reality. Explore ways to introduce a young audience to these topics and techniques.

Internet of things: explore the universe of connected objects, learn how to create functional connected items with young people

Where?

The courses will be held in Tirana, Albania. We will be hosted by Arduino Albania, an informal group of people with a passion for open source hardware and software, digital technologies and accessible education for all.

Trainers?

The training will be led by youth practitioners and professionals of the ICT sector from Digijeunes, Arduino Albania, Junda Youth centre, and HorizonLab.

Application

If you want to participate in either of the two training courses, or both, please fill out this google form. Please make sure to specify which course(s) you are interested in. Should we require extra information, we will then get in contact with you via email.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting will take place at hostels/ apartments near the training venue. Every day, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided. Participants will share 2 and 3 beds rooms. Female and male participants will be separated.

Travel reimbursement

The info pack will contain an estimate of the overall price of tickets to reach the training venue from different starting countries. We will refund to participants the price of their tickets (within the limits of the Erasmus+ lump sums).

  • Traveling from Albania, Greece: up to 180 eur
  • Traveling from Romania, Latvia, France, Italy: up to 275 eur

 

Participation fee

There will be no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Digijeunes – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Arduino Albania (Others)

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Simone

E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

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Training Course TICTAC: Multilateral Training Course to support quality in youth worker mobility activities under Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Dates: 28 September – 4 October 2020

Venue: Bonn, Germany

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

Application deadline: 31st July 2020

TICTAC is targeted at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies, it supports designing quality Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects.

General Description

TICTAC is a training course targeted at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies in line with the goals of their organizations.

The TICTAC training aims to support participants in designing qualitative projects and becoming the pioneers of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme. The overall aim of the TICTAC TC is to develop participants’ competences for implementing projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, as support measures in an organization’s long term strategy.

The specific objectives of the course are:

  •  to promote the Erasmus+ Youth Programme as an educational tool;
  •  to explore the Erasmus+ Youth Programme with a special focus on quality international cooperation;
  •  to understand the role of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme within a long term local strategy;
  •  to simulate the first steps of organizing a project in the youth field within an international team;
  •  to develop participant’s competences in planning Non Formal Education and Intercultural Learning processes;
  •  to promote Youth Participation and Active Citizenship as key elements when designing a European project.

Target Group:

The training course is designed for youth workers and youth leaders, who

– have experienced an international event/activity before (not necessarily a project under the Youth in Action programme);

– are motivated to learn about and make use of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme for creating or strengthening international partnerships;

– are willing to work on the quality of their international projects;

– have the support of an organisation to attend the TICTAC course and are in the position to implement european youth projects in their organisation,

– are minimum 18 years old,

– are able to use English as a working language in order to establish effective communication during group-work and sessions. A low level of English will limit your learning opportunities.

The Network of Erasmus+ YiA National Agencies organises several TICTAC training courses per year. You’ll find an overview on the upcoming TicTacs here.

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:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO T&C RC (SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: 02289506253

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack TicTac.pdf

Contact for questions:

Elena Weber

E-Mail: weber@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.

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E-learning: Facilitator in Volunteering activities – English / Spanish / Italian / Romanian languages

 Dates: 22-30 June 2020

Venue: Online, Romania

Eligible are 300 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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 20th June 2020

The online course Facilitator in Volunteering activities is for people working with groups of local, national and international volunteers. You will arrive in a gamified world with e-books, tools, videos, 3D game and much more!

General Description

  • If you want to hone your facilitating skills,
  • If you are at ease with working in an international context,
  • If supporting others’ professional development gives you a sense of achievement,
    Then this may just be the course for you!

Facilitator in volunteering activities is an online course developed for youth workers who would like to embrace the role of a facilitator, especially when working with groups of local, national and international volunteers.

Do you want to know more? Here is some relevant information.

Participants:

The course is open for participants from Programme and Partner countries of E+.

Objectives of the course – key elements:

During this course we will support your acquisition of the following skills:

  • Gain knowledge about volunteering projects;
  • Identify skills and competences needed for a facilitator;
  • Understand essential aspects of facilitation;
  • Acknowledge the learning opportunities offered by volunteering activities;
  • Gain knowledge on time, stress, conflict and crisis management;
  • Identify and apply criteria to recruit volunteers;
  • Understand advantages of procedures in volunteering projects implementation;
  • Get familiar with specific and transversal competences expected from a facilitator;

Topics covered:

We will cover some basic information on the following topics: differences between a facilitator and a mentor or a teacher, highlights in the history of facilitation, a facilitator’s range of competences, time and stress management, conflict and crisis management, recruitment of volunteers, timeline of facilitating, self-assessment.

Learning tools:

You will be able to connect with people from different countries and learn at your own pace.

Do you like reading? We provide you with e-books for every chapter. Do you learn better when someone guides you through the new material? Watch our audio-video presentations! Are you a visual learner? Use our mind maps to remember important information! Do you want to apply new knowledge? Solve the missions, take the quizzes and play the game! Do you want to further explore the topics? Consult the supplementary resources!

Time:

You will need between 32 to 40 hours to complete the course, depending on your study pace. You can choose your own study period within the general course period proposed: June 2020.

Price:

Our course is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.

Certificate:

When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get a course attendance certificate.

Languages:

The course is available in English, Romanian, Italian and Spanish. You can choose the language group which suits you best.

Levels:

Basic – Intermediate

Follow up – After the course:

you can enrol in the Advanced Module of the course, interact with other participants in an international context and further develop your competences as a Facilitator;
you can join the non-formal network – community of practice for Facilitators in volunteering activities;

The project

This course is provided through the E+ project “Online training courses for E+ Youth Workers”, funded with support from the European Commission. More about the project and the other online modules developed in the project can be found here.

The partners

Predict CSD Consulting – Romania;
Asociacion Mundus – Spain;
V2020 – United Kingdom;
Cesie – Italy;
Millenium Center – Romania.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

“Online Training Courses for E+ Youth Workers”

Phone: 0040722977094

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Contact

E-Mail: contact@thecourses.eu

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Training Course: Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+ Youth Projects 2020/2021

Dates: 18 September 2020 – 26 June 2021

Venue: Portugal, Germany, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Application deadline: 15th June 2020

ATTENTION: COVID 19 Announcement: Please note that we are determined and hopeful to conduct our Training of Trainers in 2020, even in light of the ongoing Corona/ Covid-19 crisis. The dates of the residential training courses might however be subject of change and will be adjusted, if needed. Furthermore, online learning might potentially play a more prominent role in this edition of ToT.

The major aim of this long-term training course is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme of the European Union.

General Description

This Training of Trainers (ToT) lasts ca. one year and consists of:

  • three residential seminars
  • an international training project you design and run with some other participants
  • ongoing e-learning
  • ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentor
  • learning commitments

The dates for the three residential seminars are:

Seminar 1: 18 September – 27 September 2020 in Portugal;
Semina 2: 15 – 24 January 2021 in Germany;
Semina 3: 19 – 26 June 2021 in Italy;

This course requires a considerable time investment from the participants: in total you should plan at least 55 days:

  • 28 seminar days (including travel)
  • 12 days overall for the training project (preparatory work, prep meeting and the course itself)
  • 15 days (on average 1-2 days per month) for following the personal learning commitments, the online work, peer learning, mentor talks etc.

Within this ToT-course participants have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. In line with the European Training Strategy in the frame of Erasmus+ Youth Programme the ToT-course considers the following competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth Programme:

  • The competence to understand and facilitate individual and group learning processes.
  • The competence to design educational programmes.
  • The competence to direct one’s own learning (Learning to Learn)
  • The competence to co-operate successfully in teams.
  • The competence to communicate meaningfully with others.
  • Intercultural competence.
  • Being civically engaged.

Participants enter the ToT-course with various levels of prior experience as trainer as well as competences developed – consequently, the learning needs of participants are different. The educational approach implemented in the ToT-course intends to allow for these different learning needs to be identified and pursued. At the core of this process is the competence of the participant to direct his/her own learning. The group as a source for peer learning and the trainers as facilitators of these learning processes are essential pillars of this approach.

Participants are expected:

  • To have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course in the framework of Non-Formal Education.
  • To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organising international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring volunteers, etc.

  • To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Erasmus+ Youth Programme and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
  • To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.
  • To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.
  • To be able to run training courses in English.

Participating countries: Belgium (FL), Belgium (FR), Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Further information can be found at www.salto-youth.net/ToT and in the download below.

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:

SALTO Training and Cooperation

Co-organisers:

  • Sending NAs (check list of eligible countries!) supporting sending and hosting costs

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ToT20.pdf

Contact for questions:

Blanka Thees

E-Mail: blanka@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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E-learning: Mentor in Volunteering activities – English / Spanish / Italian / Romanian languages

 Dates: 22-30 June 2020

Venue: Online, Romania

Eligible are 300 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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 3rd June 2020

The online course Mentor in Volunteering activities is about roles, responsibilities and other relevant aspects connected with the mentorship activity. You will arrive in a gamified world with e-books, tools, videos, 3D game and much more!

General Description

  • If you are keen on working with young volunteers,
  • If you embrace cultural diversity and like to support others’ learning path,
  • Or your success is all about seeing growth in others,
    Then this may just be the course for you!

The online course Mentor in Volunteering activities will give you the opportunity to take a closer look at the roles, the responsibilities and the other relevant aspects connected with the mentorship activity developed by a mentor.

Do you want to know more? Here is some relevant information.

Participants:

The course is open for participants from Programme and Partner countries of Erasmus+.

Objectives of the course – key elements

During this course we will support you in the following:

  • familiarize with the concepts of mentorship and counselling;
  • be introduced to the basic differences between leadership and coaching – the psychology of mentorship;
  • understand essential aspects of volunteering activities in the context of Erasmus+/ESC projects
  • gain knowledge about the role and the responsibilities of the mentor in Erasmus+/ESC projects;
  • get familiar with the main competences of a mentor;
  • gain valuable insights on the practical application of mentorship;
  • gain knowledge on the various models of mentorship;
  • get an overview of a mentorship session in practice;
  • understand the relevancy of practical approaches in mentorship.

Topics covered

We will cover some basic information on the following topics: a distinction between mentorship and counselling, the aspects behind the psychology of mentorship processes, role and responsibilities of a mentor, reviewing different aspects concerning the knowledge and skills associated with the role of the mentor, planning and implementation of a mentorship session, practical approaches to common situations in mentorship.

Learning tools:

You will be able to connect with people from different countries and learn at your own pace.

Do you like reading? We provide you with e-books for every chapter. Do you learn better when someone guides you through the new material? Watch our audio-video presentations! Are you a visual learner? Use our mind map to remember important information! Do you want to apply new knowledge? Solve the missions, take the quizzes and play the game! Do you want to further explore the topics? Consult the supplementary resources!

Time:

You will need between 25 to 30 hours to complete the course, depending on your study pace. You can choose your own study period within the general course period proposed: June 2020.

Price:

Our course is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.

Certificate:

When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get a course attendance certificate.

Languages:

The course is available in English, Romanian, Italian and Spanish. You can choose the language group which suits you best.

Levels:

Basic – Intermediate

Follow up – After the course:

  • you can enrol in the Advanced Module of the course, interact with other participants in an international context and further develop your competences as a mentor;
  • you can join the non-formal network – community of practice for mentors in volunteering activities;

The project – This course is provided through the E+ project “Online training courses for E+ Youth Workers”, funded with support from the European Commission. More about the project and the other online modules developed in the project can be found here.

The partners

Predict CSD Consulting – Romania;
Asociacion Mundus – Spain;
V2020 – United Kingdom;
Cesie – Italy;
Millenium Center – Romania.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

“Online Training Courses for E+ Youth Workers”

Phone: 0040722977094

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Contact

E-Mail: contact@thecourses.eu

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Training Course Linguistic Workout!: English communication competences for transnational youth projects

Dates: 17-23 October 2020

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 9th August 2020

This TC aims to improve communication competences in English with a functional methodology focusing on international youth work within Erasmus+. It targets participants seeking to build partnerships and develop international youth projects.

General Description

Have you ever had difficulties working in international environments?

Would you like to improve your English competences to work with E+?

Would you like to gain effective communication and better quality of your projects?

How about getting new partners and developing projects together?

If YES to any of the above, this course is for you!

Aim:

The aim of this training course is to provide practical tools to participants to improve their communication competences (skills, attitudes and knowledge) in English for international projects within Erasmus+ and European mobility and lifelong learning programmes.

This course is designed for people who wish to gain confidence and get new tools to communicate in English based on their existing knowledge. Because of that, it is intended for participants with an intermediate level. (A2-B1). This is NOT for beginners or advanced learners.

Objectives:

1- Provide participants with practical tools to activate and improve their English language skills.

2- Develop strategies to handle communications in international learning mobility projects.

3- Help participants improve their existing communication skills in English in order to develop international projects in the field of learning mobility.

4- Rehearse practical situations where English communication is required (presentations of their jobs and tasks, presentations of their organisations, project design and presentation, etc.)

5- Provide information and vocabulary about mobility and Erasmus+ programmes as well as project management.

6- Develop English communication strategies to tackle cultural differences in order to facilitate understanding in intercultural and international partnerships.

7- Facilitate the building of long-lasting partnerships among participants’ organisations for future collaboration.

Methodology:

The course methodology is based on experiential learning, in an environment where participants can learn from each other and from the trainers.

The methodology used in this training activity is based on non-formal learning and is fully functional and topic-related. The course is aimed to encourage communication among the participants through simulation activities and practical communication exercises. Learning-by-doing activities are fully integrated in the course curriculum.

The programme of the course is built around activities relevant to the improvement of English communication in an international environment. During the course, participants will learn how to learn by themselves and to improve their skills thanks to simulation exercises, role-play games, presentations and workgroups, where the participants will work on reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar revision, listening and oral practice.

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: LWO Agenda 2020.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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.