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Training Course: Talk towards Solutions

Dates: 30 March – 5 April 2020

Venue: Grotniki, Poland

Eligible are 9 participants coming from: Estonia, Poland, Slovenia

Application deadline: 12th February 2020

This course is for youth workers involved in human rights and peace education. It will teach you Solution Focused skills and awareness for identifying strengths and marshalling resources to improve the situation where human rights have been violated.

General Description

In human rights and peace education, we are increasingly witnessing youth workers who are well aware of the injustices and violations of human rights, but are lacking skills and awareness for identifying strengths and marshalling resources to improve the situation of those involved in violations. This will be a Training Course titled “Talk towards Solutions” for peace education workers, where you will learn Solution Focused skills for useful conversations.

Objectives:

Through this Training Course, we are aiming to reinforce the quality of the supporting services by improving the skills of those professionals working directly with young people with fewer opportunities in peace education. We support different peacebuilding organisations in developing quality services that involve young people with fewer opportunities by educating their peace youth workers of how to coach youngsters with the Solution Focused approach and methodology.

This training equips youth workers with simple strategies and techniques to engage with the young people they work with and make change easier. They develop coaching skills and practice conversations, which help young people, experience success, improve their lives and become more confident of themselves. They become more confident of their future and want to achieve more.

When individuals (youth workers as well as through them young people with fewer opportunities) learn to cope better and expand their minds, so expands their level of tolerance, acceptance, curiosity and courage. These values are crucial in a new-forming Europe, where we need people with expanded minds to address the issues of migration, refugees, asylum seekers in a way that embraces diversity as a value, instead of a thread.

Such people are then able to create a thriving society that respects human life and rights and views it as priorities instead constantly pushing towards making profits.

Methodology of Solution Focused approach is scientifically proven to be a highly effective, efficient, and person-centred method to achieve desired change/goals. Managing good quality conversations is a tool that is more than often reserved for people who can afford it.

Youngsters with fewer opportunities have minimal chances to benefit from modern approaches that improve lives, performance and behaviour. Further, youth workers who work with these groups are often too busy to attend a high quality training that would equip them with effective tools. This project fills this gap and offers high quality training in Brief Coaching for change, in order to spread the skills of coaching to the disadvantaged.

FOR WHOM

This training course is meant for youth workers or educators from Slovenia, Poland and Estonia, aged 18+ (no upper age limit)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Food and lodging are covered by Erasmus+ programme.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursment (after the course):

  • for Polish participants 20€
  • for Slovenian and Estonian participants 275€

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Mondo, EE; Ribalon Institute, SI, Kobiety Lodz, PL – Youth NGOs

Phone: +447423398293

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

A. Biba Rebolj

E-Mail: biba@ribalon.org

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Training Course: Erasmus+ Training course “YOUth SuPpORT”

Dates: 8-15 March 2020

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Hungary, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 7th February 2020

This project will equip youth workers with knowledge and skills how to use sport and physical activity as a tool for increasing the active participation and inclusion of young people in society, with a focus on those with fewer opportunities.

General Description

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 well-being 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 how to use sport and physical activity as a tool for increasing the active participation and inclusion of young people in society, with a focus on those with fewer opportunities.

We are looking for participants with the following profile:
• youth workers, NGO trainers, facilitators, mentors, coaches, project managers, coordinators and volunteers who are dedicated to working with young people with fewer opportunities in their local reality (working with refugees and migrants young people is desirable, but not necessary);
• have the basic knowledge of facilitation of sport and outdoor based learning processes;

• have a desire to apply their competences in developing new non-formal education tools that would increase the social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities (orphans, refugees and migrant young people);
• are supported by their respective organisations in applying their competencies and newly developed tools in working with young people with fewer opportunities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs for accomodation, training materials and food (3 times per day ) are provided

Travel reimbursement

  • Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Republic of North Macedonia  – up to 275 €
  • Sweden, Spain  – up to 360 €

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Educational Sphere Sweden – Youth NGO

Phone: 0038971307381

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – YOUthSuPpORT.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vladimir

E-Mail: vlade-tearce@hotmail.com

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Training Course: United in Diversity

Dates: 10-17 February 2020

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 29th January 2020

The Training course “United in Diversity” provides new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse and socially disadvantaged groups, especially young people with fewer opportunities

General Description

Project “United for Diversity and Inclusion” aims at promoting and nurturing the value of EU, respect for human dignity and ensure inclusion and participation for all.

The project is composed of 2 mobility of youth workers activities organized by USB:

  • a Seminar with partnership building elements that was organised from 5th to 12th of October 2019 and
  • a Training course for educators that will be organised from 10th to 17th of February 2020, both in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The Training course “United in Diversity” will involve 24 participants from 8 countries that are youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers who are involved in the work of involved organisations.

Objectives:

  • provide new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse and socially disadvantaged groups, especially young people with fewer opportunities as well as competences to foster social inclusion, European values and active youth participation;
  • present and use youth work frameworks and tools for trainers’ competency assessment (European Training Strategy, SALTO TOY and Council of Europe portfolio) for participants to self-assess and evaluate their role as youth workers and non-formal educators;
  • improve the managerial, social, intercultural, facilitation and training competences of participants by identifying the areas where and how they can improve themselves (through working on personal development and learning plans);
  • develop, practice and evaluate non-formal learning activities that will be put together in ‘Inclusion and Diversity Toolbox’ for working with disadvantaged groups, promotion of diversity and fostering social inclusion, European values and active youth participation that will be used by involved organisations, participants or other stakeholders in youth work across Europe;
  • create a group of competent educators/trainers/multipliers with pro-active attitudes towards combating social exclusion who will implement activities and multiply the acquired knowledge, skills and tools in work with diversity, inclusion and youth with fewer opportunities;
  • develop strategic plans for action in forms of follow-up activities that will be run by participants with the support of partner organisations back in their local communities and countries.

Participants Profile

  • Youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers who are involved in the work of partner organisations;
  • With some experience in the fields of diversity, social inclusion & youth participation;
  • With experiences of preparing and facilitating non-formal learning activities;
  • Strong motivation and open-minded attitude;
  • Over 18 years old and able to comfortably communicate in English;
  • Residents in the involved countries

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and 3 meals per day are covered by the program.

The venue for accommodation is “STAY Youth Hostel & Common Place” (info here). Participants will stay in Quad Dorms with bunk beds, sharing bedrooms and toilets

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed until the budget limit, set by the Erasmus+ the programme, based on the real costs of the tickets.

Travel Grant Limits for Participants

  • Greece 20€
  • Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania 180€
  • Poland, Italy 275€
  • Portugal, Spain 360€

Participation fee

Non – Applicant.

Application

 

Organiser:

United Societies of Balkans – Youth NGO

Phone: +302310215629

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – TC United for Diversity and Inclusion.pdf

Contact for questions:

Luiza Tsikala

E-Mail: luiza.tsikala@usbngo.gr

Training Course. 8 Senses Training Course. Bulgaria

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Training Course: 8 Senses Training Course

Dates: 15-21 June 2020

Venue: TBC, Bulgaria

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

Application deadline: 24th April 2020

8 Senses is 5 days (+ 2 days for travelling) TC for youth workers to learn, practice and apply methods for inclusion, participation, creativity and sustainability in their work with youth, including NEETs and young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

What is 8 Senses?

Everything and everyone are always in certain environment. And everything all together, as we know it on the Earth is The Environment from which we are all part of. This is our starting point for training attitudes of inclusion, participation, creativity and environmentalism.

We will work with some of the following questions:

  • What is inclusion?
  • What is participation?
  • What is creativity?
  • What is sustainable thinking?

  • What is the role of the youth and youth workers as parts of the environment?
  • What is solicitude and how is it shaped by the environment?
  • What attitudes do we hold regarding ourselves, the environment and the mutual interaction between us?
  • Can we participate in creating Less pollution and waste?
  • What makes environment a skill and competence?
  • How to implement ‘cradle to cradle’ thinking in our local society?
  • How to create, design and utilize the environmental thinking and elements in our youth work to create interest, increase participation and work sustain-ably?

This training will build dialogue between youth workers from EU countries, who will have the opportunity to work on variety of real case studies. In the process will be used different methods from learning by doing, non-formal education and other interactive practices. We will create together ideas for solutions on some of the most common environmental issues in Europe (sustainability and urban lifestyle, air pollution in big cities, waste management, electronic recycling, city gardening and food management, non-violent use of the environment etc.)

Objectives:

  • To bring to the knowledge of young people the possibility to see through different point of view the aspects of the importance of the personal attitude.
  • To build general understanding for the concept of sustainability.
  • To explore the idea of holistic approach in everyday life and its transformation and application in environmental attitude.
  • To have an action plan and participation attitude at the end of the training in the process of re-defining and solving simple environment issues.
  • To show and experience in a group the possibility of develop personal skills by changing and transforming the surrounding environment.

In this training participants will practice competences with strong emphasis on empowering attitudes, participation and inclusion.

At the end of the 5 days we will seeks for changes and transformation in the attitude and in the deeper understanding of what can be done further in order to protect our planet and how we can be more sustainable part of the nature. All that through the perspective of European youth work.

We will include many outdoor tasks, challenges and quests related to the observation and collaboration with the others and with the surrounding environment. The training includes also an “action plan” with real case experience and exchange of different levels of expertise, a possibility to see the topic from different viewpoints on the European civic dimension of Public engagement.

Profile of Participants

  • Youth workers with proven track record of involvement in an NGO as well as:
  • Interested in inclusion and sustainability;
  • Working with NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities;
  • Working on youth participation;
  • Willing to expand their professional competences of inclusion, participation, cooperation, creativity, entrepreneurship and initiative, involvement and participation of youth, including those with fewer opportunities; leadership, communication, teamwork, design thinking, problem solving;

  • Are recognised as a significant and active young people among their peers and in the local society;
  • Have will and are keen to take follow up actions to disseminate the topic of environmentalism on local level;
  • 18 years old and older;
  • Able to use English as a working language.

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:

Human Resource Development Centre – National Agency

Phone: +35929155026

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack 8 senses 2020.pdf

Contact for questions:

Milen Petkov

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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: Entrepreneurial Approaches for Youth Workers

Dates: 20-27 May 2020

Venue: Daugavpils, Latvia

Eligible are 33 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st March 2020

The training “ Entrepreneurial Approaches for Youth Workers – EAYOW ” aims to clarify and promote the concept of social entrepreneurship and gather participants from Bulgaria, Lithuania, Germany, UK, Portugal, Poland, Turkey, Latvia, Czech Republic, Romania

General Description

Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in social entrepreneurship across Europe, strongly driven by a growing recognition of a key role social enterprises can play in tackling societal and environmental challenges and fostering inclusive growth.

EU commission has published a report on Entrepreneurial learning in July 2017. The training            “Entrepreneurial Approaches for Youth Workers – EAYOW ” aims to clarify and promote the concept of social entrepreneurship among NGOs and young people including those with fewer opportunities, to open social enterprises on NGOs’ base and to prepare youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders to deliver trainings and other educational activities on social entrepreneurship to NGOs and young people including those with fewer opportunities in their home countries and internationally.

The objectives:
1) To get participants familiar with the concept of social entrepreneurship and the main competences relevant for social entrepreneurship.
2) To provide participants with the opportunity to exchange experience and expertise in the fields of social entrepreneurship.
3) To develop the essential entrepreneurial skills and competences at youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders.
4) To provide participants with the tools and methods on how to develop the idea of a social enterprise, open and run it.
5) To equip youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders with the tools and methods for trainings and projects on social entrepreneurship for NGOs and young people including young people with fewer opportunities.

6) To promote diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, common values of freedom, tolerance and respect of human rights.
7) To explore practical ways of using social entrepreneurship in order to reach young people with fewer opportunities including refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, promoting fundamental values of our society among them and enhancing media literacy, critical thinking and sense of initiative.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Erasmus+ fully covers food and accomondation costs

Travel reimbursement

  • Latvia 4 pax/ 20 euro
  • Lithuania 3pax/ 180euro
  • Poland, Turkey, Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, United Kingdom 3pax/ 275euro
  • Portugal 3pax/ 530euro

Participation fee

Participation fee of 20 euro

Application

 

Organiser:

ARTILT-D biedriba – Youth NGO

Phone: +37128995969

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kristine Romanovska

Website: http://artilt.lv/

E-Mail: k-romanovska@inbox.lv

Conference. Transnational Forum. Turkey

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Conference Include Transform Realise: Transnational Forum II

Dates: 24-28 March 2020

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 60 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: 26th January 2020

 It is aimed to reach out trainers/facilitators, youth workers/leaders with or without disabilities in order to improve their capacities for working with young people with disabilities in local/national/international level in terms of Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

General Description

Participants from youth sector will gather in Istanbul for the transnational forum “Include, Transform, Realise II”, to discuss how to increase active participation and inclusion of young people with disabilities in Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The Erasmus+ Programme provides multiple opportunities for all, however young people with disabilities still have a limited access to these opportunities due to several physical and attitudinal barriers.

It is strongly aimed to reach out youth workers, youth leaders, trainers or facilitators with disabilities and without disabilities in order to improve their capacities of working with young people with disabilities in local/national/international level in terms of Erasmus+ Youth Programme and encourage them to organize inclusive mixed ability group projects.

Specific objectives of the Forum:

  • To promote equality, social inclusion and mixed ability youth work in Erasmus + Youth Programme.
  • To develop a better understanding of disability within youth work and create a disability-friendly concept of youth work.
  • To focus on abilities rather than disabilities to improve the interaction between young people with and without disabilities.
  • To identify and discuss common challenges and propose concrete actions, which would help to address those challenges
  • To increase the number and the quality of the youth workers, leaders, trainers and facilitators in youth sector who have high awareness of disability and eager to involve young people with disabilities into youth projects by applying inclusive methodologies.
  • To provide an opportunity for the NGOs to deepen the dialogue and advance cooperation and develop sustainable partnerships for the future mixed ability group projects within Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Methodology: Inclusive non-formal education methods will be used based on learning by doing and exchanging of the previous experiences and best practices. Forum will consist of panels, workshops, best practices and partnership building activities. Inclusive non-formal education methodologies will be used. Participants are expected to actively take part and contribute to the programme.

Target group: “Active”participants with no age limit (youth workers, youth leaders, youth NGO representatives, youth trainers or facilitators) who can contribute to the thematic focus of the Forum and who have experience or high motivation to work with young people with disabilities. Participants with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

The call is open for participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries who;

  • can communicate in English (the activities will be held in English as the working language);
  • can commit to actively take part in the Forum as well as in the preparation phase, for instance by sharing information on their activities in online spaces, contributing to the Forum design and getting acquainted with relevant background documents;
  • can commit to share the experiences and learning gained during the Forum with other interested young people and/or stakeholders

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:

Turkish National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule Forum 2020.pdf

Contact for questions:

NA-Turkey Youth Work Unit

E-Mail: tca@ua.gov.tr

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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Study Visit: We Are All In (Study Visit and Partnership-building Activity)

Dates: 23-27 February 2020

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are max. 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia

Application deadline: 9th January 2020

The activity is a possibility for you to come to discover several volunteering projects that contribute to inclusion and at the same time to make contact with organisations that are interested in developing volunteering projects that focus on inclusion.

General Description

We are all living in this big world filled with contradictions. It is occupied with joy and richness but also with injustice and sadness. The world is not the same for all and there are invisible people with incredible wisdom in it. If you see the world in this way and you are willing to do your part in discovering hidden treasures you should apply for the ‘We Are All In’.

Please do not skip this opportunity because of insecurities or fear that inclusion and European projects are too complicated. Come, explore, learn and test yourself and we will be there to support you all the way.

Inclusion within volunteering activity means that a young person can come to organisation that works with and for young people with fewer opportunities or/and it means that a young person with fewer opportunities goes for volunteering in some organisation that seams interesting to them.

This Event is for you if you are a Representative of an Organisation

  • that has experience in volunteering project(s) within Erasmus+ and/or European Solidarity Corps (you have Quality Label) programmes and you are willing to explore how your volunteering project can support inclusion;
  • that has experience in working on inclusion and you are willing to explore how you can start using volunteering as a tool for your inclusion work;
  • that do not have any experience in inclusion or volunteering activities but has Quality Label and you are willing to develop volunteering activities that contribute to inclusion;
  • that wants to find possible partners for future projects.
  • By representative of organisation we mean that you are a coordinator/manager of volunteering or and inclusion projects, youth worker, youth leader or a principal/director of an organisation.

Objectives:

  1. Inspire participants to tackle inclusion issues in your local communities;
  2. Empower participants to use European Solidarity Corps as a tool for inclusion;
  3. Exchange ideas on different approaches and practices about inclusion within European Solidarity Corps volunteering activities;
  4. create space to Connect with other organisations

Expected Outputs and Outcomes

Participants will…

  • be able to develop concept of volunteering activity
  • amplify the quality of inclusion volunteering activities
  • exchange practices and approaches
  • understand better European solidarity core as a tool for inclusion
  • made new contacts for further developments of future activities

How are we going to work

We will use non-formal methods and participants are expected to actively participate in all segments of the programme. We will have field visits and some other surprises too.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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:

Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency of European Solidarity Corps

Co-organiser:

  • DZS – Czech National Agency for International Education – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack We are all in.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Ifjúság

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu

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.