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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

Palermo Centro

Training Course: Coding for Learning

Dates: 15-21 October 2019

Venue: Palermo, Italy

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

The project “Coding for Learning” aims to enrich the digital skills of youth workers, teachers and educators by developing the skills related to basic IT thinking and programming.

General Description

The training course based on Coding aims to bring the IT world closer to youth workers non-professionals in this field, with the final aim of transferring young people’s interest in computer programming, computational thinking and the ability to become creators rather than passive users of digital technologies. The TC will gather 22 participants among youth workers and teachers from 9 EU e non-EU countries.

Aims of the training course are:

  • To improve digital skills of youth workers, teachers and educators
  • To learn the basic concept of computer technology and computational thinking
  • To transfer it to non-formal education and daily work with young people, including those with fewer opportunities and hard-to-reach, such as migrants, young people in conflict with the law, NEETs, and young people living in rural areas
  • To know and apply coding to develop digital skills useful for strengthening the traversal skills of young people such as problem solving skills, teamwork, creativity, etc.
  • To know digital tools to promote active use of the media
  • To use coding to develop in young people, particularly those with fewer opportunities who do not have access to courses on this topic, a positive attitude towards programming, computational thinking and STEM.

Methodology
Non formal education like work in group, reflection round, brainstorming, learning by doing.
In order to facilitate learning of Coding, we intend to make use of a visual programming language software that facilitates the programming activity by making it visual, accessible to anyone, easy to replicate (even in non-formal contexts) and fun.

Result of the Training Course
In order to support the development of digital skills in the non-formal sector, participants will contribute in the realization of an output to guide youth workers, educators and teachers to use coding for develop soft skills in young people they work with, and, as well as basic digital skills.

Participants Profile
Youth workers, teachers and educators who daily work with young people including those with fewer opportunities and hard-to-reach, such as migrants, young people in conflict with the law, NEETs, and young people living in rural areas.

Each participant has to be committed to contribute actively for the realization of the final output which will collect contents learnt during the TC and adapted to special target group.

Age: 23+ (participation of younger youth workers or teachers can be agreed upon prior experience in the NFE sector, and in daily active work with youth).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Board and lodging are covered by Associazione InformaGiovani with the support of Erasmus Plus during the activity period.

Travel reimbursement

  • Czech Republic, Republic of  North Macedonia, Spain, Serbia  – €275
  • Estonia, Latvia – €360

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

 Organiser:

Associazione InformaGiovani – Youth NGO

Phone: +39.393962943

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Monica

E-Mail: monic@informa-giovani.net

Training Course. Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups. Latvia

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

This is a course for professional development of youth workers, educators and youth leaders who would like to organise educational projects and programmes with mixed ability groups using Human Rights Education.

General Description

Training course “Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups” is a training course for professional development of youth workers, educators and leaders of educational programmes who would like to organize educational projects, programmes and activities with mixed ability groups through human rights education.

During the Training Course participants will discover:

-How to run mixed ability inclusive youth educational activities and projects based on Human Rights Education and non-formal learning approach;
– The values, principles, concepts and methods of human rights education;
– The principles of development and running of educational programmes within Human rights education field;
– Quality and particularities of human rights education activity with mixed ability groups of young people;
– What is the experiential learning cycle;
– Effective tips and hints on how to make HRE inclusive
– The levels of responsibility working in activities and projects with youth groups of mixed ability nature;
– Effective tools and instruments of inclusive youth worker and educator;
– The realities and best practices of youth educational activities and projects in EU, Eastern Partnership region and Russia;

The recognition of youth work, Youthpass and different learning instruments, youth worker’s competences and assessment.

Participants will also:

– Work in international groups;
– Get practical experience preparing and running human rights education activities with mixed ability groups during the trainiing course;
– Explore recent developments of youth work field;
– Set personal and professional development aims;
– Have an opportunity to develop international and local educational projects in the field of youth within and outside Erasmus+ programme.

It is expected that participants (together or individually) will organise local training/educational activities after the training course integrating human rights education and mixed ability approaches.

Profile of participants:

– Youth workers and youth leaders who act as youth educators in educational programmes and projects representing NGOs, working directly with young people with some experience of educational programmes with mixed-ability groups or without, but having strong dedication to introduce mixed ability approach and human rights education in their work;

– Interested in development of their organisation/institution and inclusive youth work in their respective city, region, country and Europe;
– Motivated for further professional development
– Aged: 18+;
– Able to communicate and work in Russian;
– Able to participate in the full duration of the course

Application

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

Visa cost cover 100% and travel costs will be paid within the limits set by the Erasmus+ programme.

Limits for countries (most economic route will be required):

  • Latvia – 20 Eur/180 Euro (depending on the region),
  • Estonia, Lithuania – 180 Euro
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Germany – 275 Euro
  • Russian Federation – 275 Eur/360 Eur (depending on the region),
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan – 360 Euro,

Please do not buy tickets before you get confirmation about acceptance and note from the organisers to buy the tickets!

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

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Training Course JOY: The Juggling Of Youth work

Dates: 3-10 October 2019

Venue: Tusa, Italy

Eligible are 12 participants coming from: Greece, Poland, Portugal, Serbia

Application deadline: 6th September 201

The Training aims to prepare participants with basic circus skills such as acrobalance, juggling, balloon modeling… and various methods of preparing circus workshops.

General Description

We plan to implement a training Course for youth workers in Tusa, Italy from the 03rd to the 10th of October 2019

In a context where competition and individualism prevails, where the social bond between youngsters is becoming weaker and it is becoming increasingly hard to reach them, we understand the importance of developing and delivering interesting and stimulating activities to better involve youth worker’s target group aged (ideally from 18 to 32).

We want to propose appealing activities to youngsters in the form of circus pedagogy workshops. Apart from being attractive and stimulating to young people, these activities convey modern values of citizenship, honesty and cooperation and at the same time build personal self-esteem, trust, create more bonds between youngsters and promote inclusion of youngsters with fewer opportunities.

With that in mind, we want to educate youth workers in order to diversify their pedagogical skills, raise the attractiveness and quality of their programs and provide them with an innovative and flexible method of work to help them reach their goals. We want to develop our participants` pedagogical competences in social circus, project management and animation techniques to offer activities and programs that better respond to the needs of individuals and address the needs of the disadvantaged.

We use circus activities as a form of pedagogy in teaching and non-formal education. Our main idea is that circus activity is appealing and fun for everybody, making it ideal as a tool for educational work with youngsters. The aim is to introduce youth workers and youngsters to positive, healthy activities that encourages co-operation, and strengthen confidence, while developing co-ordination and persistence. The end result is much more than learning these skills – it also helps to improve self-esteem, build a social capital and direct people towards positive ways of living.

Helped by a staff of professional circus experts, our goal is to teach the youth worker participating in the project the basics of various circus skills such as acrobalance (partner and group acrobatics), juggling, diabolo, balloon modelling etc. and various methods of preparing and implementing circus workshops, which they will be able to use as a tool in their work with youngsters. After the project, participants act as multiplier in their own organisation and share the knowledge with their co-workers.

In accordance with the general objectives of Erasmus+ program and the specific objectives of KA1, the Juggling Of Youth working project addresses the issues of:

-Youth work quality and improvement. We want to provide pedagogical improvement for youth workers and their respective organisations and more recognition of youth work in general
-Active participation in society and labour market. We want to address directly or indirectly issues such as social skills improvement for target groups, health and well-being of young people, young people’s active participation, promotion of mutual solidarity and young people’s creativity
-European cooperation and awareness.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Accommodation and food

Food and accommodation costs will be fully covered by the project.

Travel reimbursement

The grants from the Erasmus+ program covers the travel costs of the participant like so:

  • Poland, Greece and Serbia – up to 275 EUR;
  • Portugal up to 360 EUR

Travel costs will be reimbursed after project.

Participation fee

No participation fee required

Only 20 euro for the extra costs of circus equipment

Application

 

Organiser:

New Horizons – Youth NGO

Phone: +39 3286659779

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Gregorio Sambataro

E-Mail: newhorizons.contactus@gmail.com

Larnaca

Training Course: Sport it out!

Dates: 2-9 November 2019

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Germany, Hungary, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Sweden

Application deadline: 1st August 2019

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with knowledge and skills on how to use sports and physical activity as tools for increasing active participation and inclusion of young people, with a special focus on those with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Sport activity has enormous potential of social inclusion thanks to its capacity to bring all the people together, regardless of age, gender or social origin. When an individual takes part in sports activities or sport methods they are involved in a multidimensional learning process.

The most obvious dimension is of course the physical learning (how to run, jump, climb, maintain balance, co-ordination, etc.) however there are also a variety of social learning processes taking place (for example learning to be part of a team, to cooperate, to trust, fair-play and so on.)

Compared to the physical side, the social learning dimensions are far more intangible and are harder to recognize. We as educators need to focus on this dimension because it is the social learning elements in sport that can directly respond to the social learning needs of young people.

Participation in sport and active play brings a number of personal, societal and health benefits to young people, especially to those who are marginalized. Raising levels of activity and participation in sports not only improves health outcomes and reduces costs to health services and the wider economy, but can also contribute to a range of positive social outcomes including crime reduction, improved levels of wellbeing and mental health, increased educational attainment and more cohesive communities.

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with knowledge and skills on how to use sports and physical activity as tools for increasing active participation and inclusion of young people, with a special focus on those with fewer opportunities.

The objectives of the training:
– To share our realities with the situations about inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in our communities and different youth work programmes working on it
– To discuss and understand basic concepts, values and principles of inclusion and intercultural learning
– To promote and explore the concepts “sports for all” and “healthy lifestyle” in relation with youth work
– To explore the youth work and youth trainings in connection to inclusion/acceptance and Sport for all!
– To raise competences in organising quality youth work with sport methodology with adequate mental and physical development of beneficiaries, as well as competition and teamwork through sports
– To share different sport methods useful for our youth work in every day work with youngsters mainstream and with fewer opportunities
– To share and understand challenges in implementation of quality sport methods in youth work for inclusion and intercultural acceptance of young people with fewer opportunities

– To raise competences for adaptation of sport methods for NFE/youth work for inclusion and acceptance of young people with fewer opportunities
– To define and develop basic plans for local/national workshops of youth workers and youngsters with using sports as methods for inclusion, that are to be held by our participants in the follow-up phase after the training course
– To establish Community of youth trainers and youth workers for youth sport work for inclusion

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

  • up to 275 € for Germany, Sweden, Republic of North Macedonia, Hungary, Italy

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Lucky Punch Jugendhilfe – Youth NGO

Phone: 0038971307381

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Sport it Out.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vladimir

E-Mail: vlade-tearce@hotmail.com

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Training Course: World of Diversity

Dates: 31 July – 8 August 2019

Venue: Bansko, Bulgaria

Eligible are 42 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 10th June 2019

The aim of the project is to increase the level of sensitivity of youth workers about the traits of the mainstream culture and enhance the benefits of the inclusion of different minority groups by offering ways to facilitate this process.

General Description

“World of Diversity” project objectives are:

-to increase awareness of 42 youth workers from 12 organizations from 11 countries for the issues of discrimination and its effect on the young people they work with;
– to increase the understanding of stereotyping of 42 youth workers and support them to develop skills for deconstructing stereotypes;

– to build capacity upon participants for cooperation, dialogue making and critical thinking through the provided possibilities for experience from different aspects and build respect towards different points of view;
– to motivate participants to make a positive change in their own work and the culture of institutions and organizations they work in;
– to exchange innovative educational practices of social inclusion in the field of youth;
-to strengthen participants’ knowledge of the Erasmus+ Programme and to provide them with the context to develop new project ideas stemming from the exchanges and learning acquired during the training.

The focus of the project is to make participants aware of the responsibilities they have and the capacity they have to make changes. The methods we use are based on non-formal education and are highly participatory.

The target group we aim to offer this experience to is:

– Youth workers, 18+ years old, working with youngsters facing fewer opportunities on a regular basis;
-Interested in the topic of diversity and inclusion and willing to share experience and good practice;
– Motivated to take active part in dissemination by holding local workshops.

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 in the hostel (3-4 participants per room) and food (3 meals per day) .

Travel reimbursement

Travel Reimbursement amounts:
If you are coming from

  • France and Spain – 360€,
  • Italy, Lithuania, Cyprus, Chech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary – 275€,
  • Greece and Romania – 180€,
  • Bulgaria – 20€.

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Diverse and Equal Association – Youth NGO

Phone: +359884917044

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Radostin Manov

E-Mail: diverse_equal@abv.bg

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Training Course imPACT: unlock Passions, ACtions and Talents of youth in need

Dates: 16-23 May 2019

Venue: Calalzo di Cadore, Italy

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th March 2019

6 days training course designed to offer new skills and tools to enhances competences and knowledge of youth workers working with young people in need, especially NEET and young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

The most recent EU Youth Report indicated that sadly more than 13 milions of youth all over the Europe are not in Employment, Education and Training (NEET) and the trend shows a constant incresing.

The Paris Declaration 2015 acknowledges that youth represent the future and that the work done to buid on youth’s sense of initiative and participation must be collective and reinforced.

In the other hand work with young people requires youth workers who continuously increase their competences to improve the quality of their work, so for this reason ‘imPACT’ project is designed to improve the quality of youth work especially focused and addressed at youth at risk of exclusion, NEET and young people with fewer opportunities.

It consist in 6 full training days and the specific objectives are:

– develop deep understanding of the issues related to youth at risk, especially NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities;
– to increase the capacity of youth workers to empower young people they work with, especially youth at risk;
– to increase their employability and initiative spirit;
– to provide concrete learning tools and methods for developing life skills for this specific target;
– to increase motivation of youth workers in working with this target and explore new approaches;
– to create the space for follow up cooperation activities among partner organizations, focusing on youth at risk, especially NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities.

The training is addressed to youth workers (over 18) that are involved in youth work with different roles (youth workers, youth leaders, coaches, mentors and volunteers), including people with fewer opportunities. The participation of teachers and professionals involved in youth organization work is also possible.

For more details about activities, weekly plan, application procedures and deadline, please look at the call for participants here attached.

The info-pack will be sent to the selected participants once the selection process will be completed.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Materials, activities, accommodation and food are partially covered by the Erasmus+ grant. The remaining amount will be covered by participants fee as below.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants after the training and burocracy procedure execution, to the maximum amount limit detailed as follows:

– Spain, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania, France, Portugal and Germany: up to 275€
– Cyprus: up to 360€
– Slovenia and Croatia: up to 180€
– Italy: up to 20€

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jonathan Cooperativa Sociale – Others

Co-organisers:

  • Dreams for Life – Youth NGO
  • allaZOYME – Youth NGO
  • Learning for Change Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +39 348 9342361

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoletter Impact.pdf

Contact for questions: