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E-learning: Nordic Training on Virtual Exchanges

 Dates: 9-23 June 2020

Venue: Online, Finland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 3rd June 2020

The web-based training discusses how to support, design and implement virtual exchanges in youth work. The training offers an insight to an existing practice in virtual exchanges.

General Description

Virtual Exchanges for Youth Work

The aim of the training is to introduce youth workers to the practice of virtual exchange through an experiential learning approach.

The trainers build on the knowledge and experience of the participants themselves and facilitate the process of sharing knowledge and experience in a transnational virtual exchange context.

The training does not aim for designing a complete virtual exchange, but it gives an understanding what virtual exchanges are and how the participants can design one themselves after the training.

The training can provide a possibility for making partnerships for future virtual exchanges.

Content elements

The following content is discussed in the training:

  • discuss why VE can be relevant to youth work
  • explore different models of virtual exchange: ‘ready-made’ and ‘grassroots’
  • explore the components of a virtual exchange
  • explore the modes of communication in virtual exchange: theatre, music, visual arts, minecraft, wikipedia
  • develope a plan/outline for our virtual exchange
  • explore and evaluate technologies for the exchange
  • identify possible challenges and risks in virtual exchange, development ideas
  • creating partnerships for future virtual exchanges
    An intensive training period

The training is organised between 9.-23. June 2020 and it consists of four 2 hour online webinars (synchronised learning) and roughly 10 hours of individual work (unsynchronised learning). Approximately 18 hours of working time in two and half weeks.

Dates and times

Tuesday 9th of June: 9 – 11 (GMT)
Friday 12nd of June 14 – 16 (GMT)
Tuesday 16th of June: 9 – 11 (GMT)
Tuesday 23rd of June: 14 – 16 (GMT)

Who is it for?

The training is aimed for youth workers and promoters of youth exchanges in the Nordic countries: Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. We expect the participants to take part in all of the sessions of the training.

Relevant NA officers can also take part.

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:

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI – National Agency

Phone: +358 29 533 1698

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Virtual Exchanges.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ysi Valve

E-Mail: ysi.valve@oph.fi

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Webinar: Making Youth Goals Visible

Dates: 4 June 2020

Time: 2-4PM CEST

Venue: Online (zoom.us), Estonia

Eligible are 450 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, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 3rd May 2020

One of the biggest youth participation projects in Europe is the structured dialogue and the creation of Youth Goals! Join our webinar to learn how policy messages can be made more attractive and practical for everyone.

General Description

 

The Youth Goals are the outcome of the Youth Dialogue process with over 50.000 young people across Europe. The webinar will give an insight into the ideas, success factors and learning moments behind the promotion and European distribution of the Youth Goals during their creation.

Young people, values and EU – gives you an overview how Finnish National Agency decided to distribute EU Youth strategy to the youth field by using participative methods, which was created together with group of young people.

  • Learn from practitioners what methods and approaches can be used to promote youth participation
  • Get inspiration on how to simplify complicated processes and messages
  • Gather ideas how to put Youth Goals into practice in your country!
  • Get more tips and tricks how to work with decision makers, partners and young people
  • Up your knowledge on communicating the youth voice

Speakers:

Martin Kitzberger works as a policy officer at the Austrian National Youth Council. His fields of expertise include international and European youth politics and youth participation. He was one of the organizers of the European youth conference in Vienna in 2018 and contributed to the development and dissemination of the Youth Goals.

Annina Kurki is working for Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity corps (EDUFI). She has worked in the field of youth work over 10 year before starting her work at NA. She was part of the team who co-created the Young people, values and EU – model.

Lauri Keskiväli is a drama and theater coach, who was responsible for creating the method Young people, values and EU, together with the group of young people. He works for the city of Lahti.

In order to take part of this webinar, participants will have to ensure following technical requirements are guaranteed to have a good webinar experience:

  • Wifi or 3G/4G network
  • speakers
  • microphone (optional)
  • webcam (optional)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar. In case of cancellation less than 2 days before the webinar takes place, SALTO PI might take this into account in selection of participants in future events. We request responsibility and keeping agreements.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre

Phone: +3726979231

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kadri Maripuu

E-Mail: kadri.maripuu@archimedes.ee

E-learning. Youth mobility in the digital era. Germany

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E-learning MOVE IT: Youth mobility in the digital era – Online event

Dates: 26 May – 17 June 2020

Venue: Online, Germany

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: 17th May 2020

Digital and smart youth work in general have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years, long before COVID-19 catapulted the topic into the spotlight. This online event will focus specifically on european and international youth mobility.

General Description

Digital and smart youth work in general have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years, long before COVID-19 catapulted the topic into the spotlight. This online event will focus specifically on european and international youth mobility which, so far, has not been at the centre of the debates.

It will further focus on digitalisation processes within and surrounding European youth mobility activities such as Erasmus+ Youth Programme or European Solidarity Corps projects.

From keynote speech to Online BarCamp and from webinars to live Q&A, the “MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era“ online event will inspire participants, update them on the latest trends and give them a platform for exchange of ideas. And it will shape the future of digital youth mobility!

How are digital tools used to support international youth mobility? Do digital and technological solutions hold the potential to further develop youth mobility, inclusion and participation? How do shakers and makers deal with “digital“ and where do they see hindrances and opportunities?

The format: 2 blocks and 7 dates

The first block provides an overview of the current state of research on digital youth work (feat. first conclusions for international mobility activities). The opening and keynote speech will be followed by an Online BarCamp where participants can discuss and exchange experiences on a peer-to-peer level.

How to cope with the challenges posed by COVID-19? Are digital and virtual solutions enough (and why not)? Personal experience with online and digital tools for organising and implementing international mobility will also be presented. Four webinars, each including a live Q&A part, will further explore existing approaches and inspire participants to look at the potentials they could use.

The second block focusses on the future to look at how digital formats will or could change the ways youth workers deal with young people in the future. An input on how international youth mobility and youth work could look like in 2030 should lead to a vivid exchange of visions. The debate will show whether there is common ground regarding the direction international youth mobility could and should take on a local, national and European level.
Please note: There is no need to take part in all events, it is possible to apply for certain events.

For further details, please check the draft programme on this page (see PDF file below).

All content relating to the “MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era” online event, such as connection details (public livestreaming), reading lists and upcoming documentation (keynote speech and webinars) will be at available at www.jugendfuereuropa.de/veranstaltungen/MOVE-IT.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency for the EU programmes

Finnish National Agency for Education

Co-organisers:

IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany

ENTK Estonian Youth Work Centre

Verke Centre of Expertise for Digital Youth Work

Youth Department of Helsinki

Phone: +49 228 9506 224

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme MOVE IT in the digital era.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katharina Erbes

E-Mail: erbes@jfemail.de

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E-learning Webinar – Europe talks Solidarity: Bridges to the Solidarity Corps, 07.05.2020,

Dates: 7 May 2020

Time: 14:00 – 17:15 CET

Venue: Online (zoom.us), Austria

Eligible are 50 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: 6th May 2020

The event will offer the space to continue the online discussion about Solidarity in Europe. It will be a space for conceptual debates around the understanding of solidarity in Europe and the connection with the European Solidarity Corps programme.

General Description

This webinar “Europe talks Solidarity: Bridges for European Solidarity Corps” will bring together the two authors of the study Thought for Solidarity: Snezana Baclija Knoch and Susie Nicodemi together with Maja Drobne – freelancer trainer that worked in a National Agency for youth programmes and now she is writing her thesis about Solidarity in Europe.

The objectives of the event are:

  • To offer a platform for participating in debates on different aspects and understanding of solidarity
  • To discuss different inspirational inputs and practices related to solidarity in the European Solidarity Corps programme

The event is co-organised by the European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre, the Austrian National Agency and the Finish National Agency.

Participants

The webinar will bring together around 50 persons from various fileds, interested in the topic of solidarity.

Content

The webinar will look at the understanding of Solidarity as it is in the study coordinated by European Solidarity Corps Resource Center and what are consequences for the Solidarity Corps programme? Together we will discuss also about the situation of Solidarity in Europe under the current circumstances.

The webinar will be in English.

Team

The event will be facilitated by MarCus Sultanito Vrecer. During the event the second animated video about Solidarity will be released

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:

European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

  • Finish National Angency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Romina Matei

E-Mail: romina.matei@iz.or.at

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Webinar: Making Youth Goals Visible

Dates: 7 May 2020

Time: 2-4PM CEST

Venue: Online (zoom.us), Estonia

Eligible are 450 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, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 3rd May 2020

One of the biggest youth participation projects in Europe is the structured dialogue and the creation of Youth Goals! Join our webinar to learn how policy messages can be made more attractive and practical for everyone.

General Description

 

The Youth Goals are the outcome of the Youth Dialogue process with over 50.000 young people across Europe. The webinar will give an insight into the ideas, success factors and learning moments behind the promotion and European distribution of the Youth Goals during their creation.

Young people, values and EU – gives you an overview how Finnish National Agency decided to distribute EU Youth strategy to the youth field by using participative methods, which was created together with group of young people.

  • Learn from practitioners what methods and approaches can be used to promote youth participation
  • Get inspiration on how to simplify complicated processes and messages
  • Gather ideas how to put Youth Goals into practice in your country!
  • Get more tips and tricks how to work with decision makers, partners and young people
  • Up your knowledge on communicating the youth voice

Speakers:

Martin Kitzberger works as a policy officer at the Austrian National Youth Council. His fields of expertise include international and European youth politics and youth participation. He was one of the organizers of the European youth conference in Vienna in 2018 and contributed to the development and dissemination of the Youth Goals.

Annina Kurki is working for Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity corps (EDUFI). She has worked in the field of youth work over 10 year before starting her work at NA. She was part of the team who co-created the Young people, values and EU – model.

Lauri Keskiväli is a drama and theater coach, who was responsible for creating the method Young people, values and EU, together with the group of young people. He works for the city of Lahti.

In order to take part of this webinar, participants will have to ensure following technical requirements are guaranteed to have a good webinar experience:

  • Wifi or 3G/4G network
  • speakers
  • microphone (optional)
  • webcam (optional)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar. In case of cancellation less than 2 days before the webinar takes place, SALTO PI might take this into account in selection of participants in future events. We request responsibility and keeping agreements.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre

Phone: +3726979231

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kadri Maripuu

E-Mail: kadri.maripuu@archimedes.ee

Training Course. Power of Positivity. Finland

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Training Course Power of Positivity: Youth Exchanges

Dates: 22-26 June 2020

Venue: Nurmes, Finland

Eligible are 30 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: 30th April 2020

The training helps you to clarify your understanding of mental health and discover how you can support young people’s mental health in your work. Moreover, you will learn how youth exchanges fit into the discussion.

General Description

Supporting Mental Health Is Easy

When talking about mental health, you may instantly think about negative issues like depression and mental illnesses. You should not. We all have a state of mental health, one day our mental health can be worse, one day better. But there are concrete ways how to promote our mental well being.

In this training you will understand better what affects our mental health and how we can take care of it. You will learn methods to discuss the topic with young people and have time to think how to help their well being. This is important for you, if you are working with young people. And you should be, because youth exchanges need young people.

Can youth exchanges promote mental health?

Well, yes. You might know that you feel better when you feel heard, you feel you belong to a group, you have your place in there and others accept and support you. You also may recognise it feels good to accomplish interesting tasks, explore unknown things and overcome a nice challenge. Youth exchanges can offer all of this to your young people, if you take care that they are able to be involved, respected and supported in planning, preparation and carrying out of exchanges.

  • In this training you will learn, how you can help young people to have ownership in their youth exchange.
  • You will have a small pre-task before your arrival, so be prepared to return it.

Who is this training for?

You should be interested in the topic of mental wellbeing as well as in international youth work.

You may be interested in

  • challenging your understanding of mental wellbeing
  • learning ways to talk about mental health with young people
  • learning working ways to promote mental health
  • organising youth exchanges where young people are actively involved in the projects
  • learning ways to support young people’s involvement in youth exchange projects
  • understanding how mental health can be discussed in youth exchanges
  • finding possible partners to future youth exchanges who share the same understanding of working ways

It is much better if you will already have a group of young people that you are working with. It is even better, if you have talked with them about the possibility of an international youth exchange and they are interested in one. We will prioritise applicants who work regularly with a group of young people and regularly organise daily or weekly local activities for them. Starting to plan a youth exchange is much easier, if you can start working with your group when you return home.

If you only organise international activities and always recruit the participants in the projects after they have been granted, you are not the kind of participant we are looking for.

Peaceful (and sleepy) countryside

The training takes you to a remote area in Eastern Finland, over 500 km to the north of Helsinki. Youth Centre Hyvärilä is one of the state founded youth centres in Finland. It is located by a lake surrounded by nature. It is not close to services, but they offer good facilities for training, accommodation and meals.

You will also have time to chat and change opinions, practices and ideas with youth workers from other countries and look at the midnight sun by a Finnish lake.

You should know, though, that there will be youth groups around, which means you cannot use alcohol in the youth centre area. Finnish youth work is substance free and you should also respect that in our country.

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:

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Hyvärilä Youth Centre – Youth NGO

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Finland.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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Study Visit: Municipal Youth Work Practices in Finland

Dates: 3-7 May 2020

Venue: Helsinki, Finland

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

Application deadline: 10th March 2020

An opportunity to learn about municipal youth work practices & how quality youth work is implemented. Join to reflect & learn professional practices and the ways youth work can be developed. Come, network and apply these experiences to your realities.

General Description

This study visit provides opportunities to learn more about municipal youth work (city youth work) practices in Finland and how quality youth work is implemented.

The study visit is intended for you who would like to learn more about how youth work is implemented in the municipalities in Finland, especially in the capital city region. During this study visit we will focus on municipal youth work through visits to youth centers, encountering policy makers and other stakeholders as well as sharing good practices and networking.

The Finnish youth work is professional and well developed in its nature. It contains a great variety of practices, which can be applied and adapted in different contexts. This is a great opportunity to gain insights how the quality of local youth work is improved through enhanced cooperation between various stakeholders.

Aims and objectives of the training

  •  Learn about youth work setting in Finland focusing on municipal youth work
  •  Learn more about how youth work in Finland is assessed and developed with an research and evidence based approach
  •  Learn different ways to involve and address the needs of young people
  •  Familiarise with diverse youth work practice of city youth work
  •  Network with other youth workers with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  •  Explore potential for follow-up activities, especially within the framework of Erasmus+ Youth Programme

The Finnish municipal youth work is characterized by wide co-operation between diverse kind of stakeholders. This co-operation involves organisations, administration, researchers and other youth work related professionals and volunteers.

The youth work of the capital city region of Helsinki and the neighboring municipalities is characterised by cross-sector and cross-border co-operation. The municipal youth work in Helsinki is administered by the Youth Department of the City of Helsinki, a rather strong body with altogether 400 employees (youth workers in the field included) and over 50 youth houses.

This study visit is inspired by the Europe goes local partnership and is interested to learn more how to strengthen the European and international dimension of youth work at the municipal level.

Come, apply, join, network and figure out how you can apply these experiences to your own youthwork realities!

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:

Finnish National Agency for Education

Phone: +358405634020

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme_Study Visit Helsinki.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sami Sorjonen

E-Mail: sorjonensami@gmail.com