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Seminar EU Youth Dialogue: Meeting of the National Working Groups

Dates: 20-22 May 2020

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are around 100 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: 17th March 2016

A two and a half day meeting dedicated to representatives of the EU Youth Dialogue National Working Group consisting of a mix of training, networking and information sessions.

General Description

Enhance the effectiveness of the EU Youth Dialoge and the cooperation among the NWGs.

Objectives:

Exploring the results of the current EU Youth Dialoge cycle and creating connections for the next cycle from the NWG perspective

Building the NWG capacity in order to organize the process, ensure a high outreach and harvest meaningful results

Create links and synergies with relevant stakeholders, European policies and programs.

Who?

Around 100 participants (2 representatives from each NWG – including National Youth Councils,

  • 1 representative from each National Youth Authority,
  • 1 representative from each National Agency)

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

It still needs to be decided but most probably there will be no particpation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Romanian National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Slovenian National Agency – National Agency
  • European Youth Forum – Youth NGO
  • Strategic partners – European Commission, FI, HR, DE and PT NAs (from the current and future EU Youth Dialogue Cycle), SALTOs, researchers of the current cycle (Others)

Phone: +040212010722

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andrei Popescu

E-Mail: andrei.popescu@anpcdefp.ro

Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

A training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

You did a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer! EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.

You will attend workshops on:

  • opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
  • Mobility programmes in Europe
  • Project management and PR activities
  • Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.

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 involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project. 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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

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 into European Solidarity Corps: Jobs & Traineeship Quality Booster

Dates: 3-6 May 2020

Venue: 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, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 12th March 2020

This training – Quality Booster for Jobs & Traineeships, focuses on the quality elements in Jobs & Traineeship projects in the European Solidarity Corps.

General Description

The training is for organsations, institutions and social enterprises that

  • hold a Job and/or Traineeship Quality Label and also coordinate other placements
  • are in the process to receiving a Job and/or Traineeship Quality Label and coordinate placements (please consolidate with your National Agency)

Main aim:

Enable organIsations to plan, coordinate and implement in high quality Jobs & Traineeship projects.

Objectives:

  • Explore the benefits of the European Solidarity Corps Job & Traineeship Action.
  • Get a deeper understanding of the core values of the Solidarity Corps: solidarity – learning – local impact – inclusion.
  • Have a closer look into quality elements of an European Solidarity Corps project.
    Identify the potential of different roles Quality Label holder can have.
  • Get support by the National Agencies and plan your future steps in the Jobs & Traineeship action.
  • Exchange practise and get to know other actors in the field.

The selection of participants will be based on the quality of the application.

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.

If you come from Israel, please contact Salto EuroMed RC  for further information about the financial details related to travels.

Application

 

Organiser:

EDUFI – The Finnish National Agency for Education – National Agency

This training is organised together with:

European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre
DZS – Czech National Agency for International Education
Jugend für Europa – German National Agency
IZ – Austrian National Agency

Phone: +358 295 331719

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Quality Booster in Finland.pdf

Contact for questions:

Annina Kurki

E-Mail: annina.kurki@oph.fi

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: Boosting youth participation in decision-making at the local level 2 – Study visit to Granada

Dates: 1-6 March 2020

Venue: Granada, Spain

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Finland, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th February 2020

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers to develop a deeper understanding of different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level.

General Description

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers from Sweden, Portugal, Greece, Finland, North Macedonia, Spain, UK, Latvia, Poland, Turkey and Italy.

The project focuses on the local dimension of youth participation based on the belief that youth with its energy has the creativity and potential for change and to be a source of solutions for our society’s challenges, and that these challenges need to be addressed at the local level, starting from the grassroots, where youth work has its strongest impact and where local actors can cooperate and contribute to policy reforms at the local level but also influence national and European policy processes becoming relevant actors in setting the agendas that will affect their lives.

As follow-up to the work done by DYPALL Network and its partners in “Boosting youth participation at the local level 1” Study visits in Portimão (Portugal) and Borlänge (Sweden) in 2017 and 2018, we have recognised the importance of further exploring the dimension of youth participation in decision – making processes at the local level, with a specific focus on participation of young migrants and young people with migrant background, as well as of youth from rural and geographically isolated areas, and especially to share practices that are already being implemented to adapt them to one’s own reality and reinforce existing programs.

“Boosting youth participation at local level 2” will include two Study visit, to Granada (Spain) and Stockholm (Sweden). This Call for participants is only for participating in the Study visit in Spain. There will be a separate Call published for the Study visit in Sweden.

The specific objectives of this Study visit are to:

  • explore, experience and understand the specific challenges to youth participation in decision-making processes in low-density and geographically remote areas;
  • visit examples of good practice and based upon interaction with the project organisations and filter out elements to transfer to own reality;
  • offer possibilities for long-term partnership building among organisations active in the field of youth participation at local level, for future projects;
  • create a collection of best practices of youth participation in geographically isolated/low-density areas.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

  • Accommodation will be provided by the organizers in shared rooms of 2 or 3 people. There is no possibility to be accommodated in a private room;
  • Meals will be provided for the full duration of the event starting from dinner on arrival day and finishing with breakfast on departure day.

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets shall be bought only after confirmation from the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum per country/per participant (including all travel costs from the participants’ home to the venue in Granada):

  • Spain – 0 €
  • Portugal – 180€
  • Italy, United Kingdom – 275 €
  • Poland, Turkey, Sweden, Greece, North Macedonia – 360 €
  • Latvia, Finland – 530€

Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the Study visit upon the receipt of all tickets and invoices.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

Organiser:

DYPALL Network

Co-organiser:

  • Las Niñas del Tul – Youth NGO

Phone: + 351 961 611 500

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Study Visit in Granada.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aleksandra Maldžiski

E-Mail: aleksandra.maldziski@dypall.com

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Training Course InnoCamp: Develop your digital youth work services

Dates: 11-15 May 2020

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eligible are 43 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, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 4th March 2020

Are you interested in innovation and digitalisation in youth work? Would you like to discover a new tool to innovate your youth workers practices, services and approaches?

General Description

This training course aims to contribute to the development of digital youth work in Europe by encouraging and helping youth organisations innovate their youth work services and add a digital dimension to them. InnoCamp is based on the Innobox toolkit developed by Verke and it provides a structured approach and support for (re)developing operations and creating something new.

The process will enable participants to develop new youth work practices, approaches or services and exploring their potential digital dimension. Innobox can be used alone, in a group or even with the entire working community. The most important thing is the desire to do youth work better. The purpose is to help you analyse and identify the challenge that you want to address, examine it from several perspectives, and come up with an innovative solution.

During the TC participants will:

  • familiarise themselves with & experience the process of innovation in the frame of the Innobox tool
  • learn how to identify and analyse challenges they want to address and connect them to broader societal changes and developments
  • learn how to develop new (digital) methods, approaches or services to address those challenges
  • practice how to present and pitch their ideas
  • link the entire process to their local context
  • share and discuss their existing digital youth work practices
  • discover current trends in digital youth work

Profile of participants

Youth workers and youth work practitioners who are:

  • at least 18 years old
  • interested in digital youth work
  • interested in (re)developing their digital youth work practice
  • experienced in youth work or familiar with the youth work context
  • motivated & able to implement at least parts of the Innobox process in their organisation upon their return

Preparatory work and the programme of activities:

During the training course participants will gain basic understanding on how to use the Innobox tool in their future work with young people, work colleagues or even wider community.

To be able to do that, participants should familiarise themselves with their organisation’s strategy in advance and have support from their organisation to re-create the innovation process within their organisation upon their return and implement the solution.

Team:

The process will be supported by a team of 4 experienced trainers.

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:

Movit, Slovenian NA

  • in cooperation with Austrian NA, Cyprus NA, Finnish NA, Islandic NA

Phone: + 386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Lea Kovič

E-Mail: lea.kovic@movit.si

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: Youth Digital Participation Lab

Dates: 28 April – 6 May 2020

Venue: Nea Makri (Athens), Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 24th February 2020

The project аdvocаtes for аn inclusive digitаl educаtion to explore the innovative digital tools for youth workers aiming to promote participation of youth and porevent their disengagement with civic and democratic processes.

General Description

The continuous and increasing digitalisation in society, as well as changes in technology itself, results in strategies and policies becoming rapidly out of date. Youth workers need to continually review and develop new strategic policies and measures to meet the new demands for high quality digital education.

Non-formal education practices are no less affected not only because technology can impact the way education is delivered, but also because non-formal learning has a role to play in preparing young people for a tech-driven world. Moreover, growing up in the digital age does not make ‘digital natives’, inherently competent and confident with digital technologies. Surveys indicate, in fact, that the use of technology is to a great extent restricted to leisure time activities, while engagement with technology for educational or participation purposes lags behind.

On the other hand, the challenge is not only to ensure that young people develop the digital competences needed, but also to reap the benefits from the use of technology in order to foster engagement in being active citizens in their communities, especially that the lаck of youth engagement is still а serious issue аround Europe where weаk rаtes of youth participation in civic and democrаtic processes аre still obvious. Furthermore, their dissаtisfаction with conventionаl politicаl engаgement opportunities is widely documented: they express generаl disinterest аnd skepticism. Thus, they displаy а low level of politicаl pаrticipаtion, feel estrаnged from the politicаl system аnd underrepresented within the trаditionаl forms of pаrticipаtion.

Therefore, the project ‘Youth Digital Participation Lab’ aims to level up the digital facilitation skills of youth workers by exploring and adapting innovative participative digital tools in order to raise young people’s participation in civic and democratic processes.

In order to reach this aim, we’ll focus on the following specific objectives:

  • Increase the level of online participation of young people members of partner organisations by thinking of different ways on how to move up the ladder of online participation from E-Informing to E-Engaging.
  • Analyse the forms of digital dis/engagement of young people with democratic and participation processes in the 10 Participating countries.
  • Address digital citizenship and digital inclusion by focusing on specific tools empowering youth workers can use to deliver digital education to young people.
  • Design digital guidelines for youth workers and digital participation ecosystem, based on the analysis of the results of the previous objectives.

This рrojeсt is relevаnt for раrtiсiраnts with the following рrofile:
Yоuth wоrkers: whо аre empоwering yоung peоple, аnd regulаrly соnduсting lосаl асtivities (preferаbly nоn-fоrmаl) thаt invоlve young people оr hаve them аs mаin tаrget grоup.
Nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn trаiners/fасilitаtоrs: with experienсe in using/plаnnig to use digitаl pаrtiсipаtion for fасilitаting nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn асtivities аiming to drive up youth pаrtiсipаtion in their soсiety
Prоjeсt mаnаgers: Even thоugh, they аre by essenсe yоuth wоrkers аnd оссаsiоnаlly trаiners., we will fосus оn seleсting prоjeсt mаnаgers thаt hаve different levels оf experienсe in implementing yоuth prоjeсts foсusing on the use of digital education with young people as main target groups.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Costs for accomodation and food are 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement is covered up to 275€ for all participants using the cheapest means of transportation.

Participation fee

40€ (Greek participants are exempt)

Application

 

Organiser:

Coconutwork – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Kohortti ry – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@coconutowrk.org

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Study session: Feminist of the World, Unite!

Dates: 2-6 March 2020

Venue: European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th January 2020

Feminist of the World, Unite! invites feminist activists and educators from all around the globe to discuss intersectional feminism, gender equality and power structures in a safe and healing environment.

General Description

Do you identify as a woman, non-binary person or any other gender, that is not a cis-gendered man? Are you between 16-30, and involved in feminist work as an activist or educator?

Are you sick and tired of the patriarchy, uninclusive feminism and gender-based oppression? Do you want to share ideas, develop your perspective and plan an action with likeminded people from all over the world? If the answer is yes to these questions, our upcoming study session in partnership with the Council of Europe sounds like the right space for you! Apply to unite with feminists around the world!

Aim

Provide a space to create strategies, tools and skills to promote inclusive, intersectional feminism

Objectives

  • Offer participants the opportunity to discuss and explore their own experiences and societal realities concerning feminism
  • Explore intersectionality concerning feminism and consider how and why marginalised and minority groups have different experiences of sexism and patriarchy
  • Offer space for participants to share projects, programmes and expertise in the field of feminism and promote the cross-pollination of ideas and approaches
  • Create projects and strategies that build bridges between lived experiences, education, activism and policy to challenge the patriarchy

Participant Profile

Prospective applicants should:

  • NOT identify as a cis-gendered man
  • Be between 16-30 years old. If you’re aged 16 and 17, you must provide parental/guardian consent, and attend with another participant who will take legal responsibility of you (including during travel). This age limitation is due to the funding rules of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe who is one of the partners of this Study Session.
  • Participants up to an age of 35 can only be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Have experience discussing and implementing intersectional and inclusive feminist perspectives and practices
  • Have the time to attend the whole study session, and to implement the project or action following the project
  • Able to work confidently in English

Inclusion

IFM-SEI aims to include people of all genders in their activities and will aim for a balance of different genders (excluding cis-gendered men). Participants will be selected based on their application questions, and the selection team will also ensure there is a geographical and organisational balance in the participants.

Specific priority will be given to:

Applicants are at risk of marginalisation with regards to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geographical background and/or religion, young migrants and refugees, and young people of colour or with access needs.

The specific needs of a participant will not be part of the selection criteria. We encourage applicants to be honest and open about their access needs for the project. This way, we can best accommodate every person and ensure the right support structures are in place from as early as possible.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Council of Europe.

Accommodation and food

The Study Session will take place at the European Youth Center Budapest which will also provide accommodation and food. The costs are covered through the participation fee.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed at full on the spot. If the cost is a barrier to your participation, please get in touch.

Participation fee

60€ per person (covers accommodation, food, programme and travel costs). If the cost is a barrier to your participation, please get in touch.

Application

 

Organiser:

International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

Youth Department of the Council of Europe

Phone: 004915112455990

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Anuschka

E-Mail: anuschka@ifm-sei.org