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Training Course. Cherry on the cake. Slovenia

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Training Course Cherry on the cake: Youth exchange in the context of a long term work with groups of young people

Dates: 6 October – 1 December 2020

Venue: Online and residential training course, Slovenia

Eligible are 20 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, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 20th July 2020

IMPORTANT Announcement: We are following the development of the situation related to the spreading of Corona virus (COVID-19). At the moment, we are proceeding with the preparations for the event as planned. If the circumstances continue or worsen in the next weeks/months, the participants will be informed about the potential cancellation of the event in due time

Long term online and offline Training course. Would you like to discover what makes a Youth Exchange the “Cherry on the cake”? Are you willing to discover the long term work with other youth workers?

General Description

If you have already led a Youth Exchange -at least once- you probably know that it can be a life-changing experience for the participating young people. Not only that, organising a Youth Exchange with partners from other countries has the potential to upgrade your local youth work practice, and take it to the “next level”.

With Cherry on the cake 2020 we would like to offer you a special journey. An opportunity to discover long term work with groups as first hand experience. With focus on preparatory phase and follow-up activities, which will be implemented online to support residential training course. The whole process is designed as holistic approach to youth exchanges and it can also offer a simulation of phases in youth exchanges.

Training course Cherry on the cake consists of 3 phases: (see detailed description in downloaded file)

1. Preparatory activities

Online meetings (6, 8, 15 and 27. 10. 2020) with individual and group work in between.

2. Residential training

2. 6. 11.2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia

3. Online follow up activities

Tuesday, 17.11. and 1.12.2020

Aim and Objectives

The aim of the training course is to deepen the understanding of the potential and possibilities of a Youth Exchange as a tool for non-formal learning in long-term work with young people.

The training concept has been developed as a means for systematic support for organisations working with young people from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the West Balkan region, who already have the basic understanding and experience in Youth Exchanges. The TC is also an opportunity for contact making and partnership building.

The course has been developed by the Slovenian NA and SALTO SEE RC and has been running on a yearly basis since 2012, each year being revised and improved.

Objectives of the programme are to:

  • Explore the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a Youth Exchange.
  • Explore the potential of Youth Exchanges for motivation, learning and empowerment in long term work with young people.
  • Identify the challenges of international setting a Youth Exchange brings and reflect on how to approach them.
    Increase the participants’ understanding of the importance of involving young people in all phases of a Youth Exchange and the tailoring it according to their needs.
    Online activity will focus on several aspects of this objective:
    a.support to involvement of young people from local level activities to international setting
    b.specific challenges of local/international youth work in current reality (post COVID out break situation);
    c.the unclear modality of youth exchanges in next generation of Youth Programme;
    Increase the participants’ understanding of the role of a Youth Leader in all phases of a Youth Exchange.
    Develop participants’ competences to recognise the potential for learning in all phases of a Youth Exchange and support the learning processes of everyone involved.

Target Group

The training course aims to bring together 20 participants from the Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Western Balkan Partner Countries who:

  • Work with young people on a regular basis (youth workers, youth leaders…);
  • Have implemented at least one Youth Exchange within the Erasmus+ Programme as a youth leader;
  • Are ready for long term commitment to this Training course;
  • Are interested in leading Youth Exchanges in the future and build quality partnership;
  • Are interested in integrating digital approaches and tools in their work with young people in Youth Exchanges;
  • Are capable of working in English;
  • Are at least 18 years old.

The training course will be run by two trainers with extensive experience in the field.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) 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

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. 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:

Movit, Slovenian NA – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Salto SEE – (SALTO Resource Centre – South East Europe)

Phone: + 386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Cherry on the cake.pdf

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: IMPROdigious

Dates: 5-14 May 2020

Venue: Egio, Greece

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 20th March 2020

A 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore principles of “improvisation” and experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can be readily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too.

General Description

We invite you to be, move, play, observe, listen, share, challenge ourselves, learn from within and from each other, get to know new people & ways & attitudes, and create this experience together.

Let’s explore and experiment together with activities and methods which help us to tune in into the unfolding moment and cultivate our ability to improvise.

IMPROdigious is an 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore principles of “improvisation” and experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can be readily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too. Training own awareness, acceptance and sense of initiative can improve the quality of our days and the things we do. We will learn how to jump into the unknown and to respond properly to the needs of the diverse people and situations we are working with.

Why improvisation?

Improvisation serves to strengthen one’s confidence in himself and in his skills and abilities. It allows participants in training to experience visceral, ‘in the moment’ practice within an overtly reflective and supportive environment. Furthermore, improvisation encourages one to actively seek the unfamiliar, rather than simply learn to cope with it. It also represents a more fitting response to the complexity of human relations in which youth workers operate and thereby help to preserve the integrity of process-based practice.

Who is this training for?

The training was designed for youth workers, volunteers, activists, trainers and other people who work with people, that want to refresh their skills and attitudes to their days, to other people, to work and to the world.

We aim to have an overall number of 25 participants from the following countries:

Greece, Italy, Estonia, Spain, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Iceland.

The participants must be over 18 years and have a communicative level of English language, so that they can participate fully in a program that will be in English.

This training is for you, if you…

  •  want to explore and experiment with specific tools from non formal artistic fields (theatre, dance, creative expression),
  •  want to use and imply the learned skills in your professional work with people,
  •  are open to sharing your own skills and learning the skills with others,
  •  are motivated and willing to commit to work on the objectives of the training course and participate in the whole duration of the project (preparation, training course, follow-up activities).

What will you be doing? During the training you will be:

  •  collecting new inputs and inspiration that renew motivations to act with commitment and new ideas.
  •  refreshing curiosity and playfulness in approaching your work.
  •  improving your trainers’ skills to be more efficient, adaptable, responding to issues and demands in your work.
  •  widening your perspectives and points of view to see new opportunities, create new patterns, and avoid situations of stalemate when working with people with different cultural background.
  •  gathering specific tools from non formal artistic fields (theatre, dance, creative expression) that are not easily accessible for all the youth workers.

By training your own awareness, acceptance, sense of initiative you can improve the quality of your actions. We wish to support you in finding ways to more efficient and creative approach through improvisation – by developing your skills to be fully present, listen, accept and act, by equipping you with new improv based tools that you can later on use in your practice.

Working methods

We will be exploring the principles and techniques of various improvisation-based methodologies. From theatre improvisation and contact improvisation activities, going into more subtler improvisation with rhythm, music and dance, closing with creative storytelling.

The dramaturgy of the program, the red line connecting above mentioned activities, was developed around the U theory of Otto Sharmer. It will guide us through a process that helps break through past unproductive patterns of behavior.

The course will also have a strong component based on the sharing of ideas, opinions, experiences and best practices, so if you consider joining the training, start thinking of some activities, you would like to propose.

In the 10 day together, we will move, talk, listen, try, fail, try again and succeed. All in random (improvised) order.

Also, bear in mind that no artistic or impro skills are needed to attend the training.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The training course has been created with financial support from Erasmus+ programme. Accomodation, food and training program are provided.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs of the participants will be refunded after the training course (after participants send all their travel documents etc.).

Maximum amounts:

  • Greece – 180 EUR
  • Slovenia, Italy, Czech Republic – 275 EUR
  • France, Estonia, Denmark, Spain- 360 EUR
  • Iceland – 820 EUR

Participation fee

Participant contribution: 40 – 80 euro

Money shouldn’t be an obstacle for your participation. In case you cannot afford the contribution, please contact us.

Application

 

Organiser:

Creative Youthland – Youth NGO

Phone: +30 6974412702

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Georgia Sotiropulu

E-Mail: creativeyouthland@gmail.com

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Training Course Becoming a part of Europe: Training for Swedish and Norwegian participants

Dates: 27-29 April 2020

Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden

Eligible are 24 youth workers coming from: Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th March 2020

ATTENTION: Swedish/Norwegian speaking seminar!

This course is in Swedish/Norwegian languages and is only open to participants from Sweden and Norway. The course is organized as a follow-up event of the project Becoming a part of Europe implemented between 2016-2019 by several National Agencies.

General Description

The training course aims at developing the participants’ competences in using non-formal education (NFE) methods in working with, and supporting, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers (YMRA).

We will create a framework in which the participants can explore various contexts and exchange good practices they use in their work with inclusion; And we will equip the participants with concrete tools and methods for working with integration of YMRA.

Moreover, the participants will discover funding possibilities and get the opportunity to network and create partnerships with the purpose of developing future common national and international projects.

Expected profile of participants

The training course is designed for voluntary and/or professional youth workers, social workers, project leaders, inclusion and/or integration responsible, facilitators and other persons or stakeholders working with inclusion of YMRA.

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Expected group size is 20-24 participants

People of migrant, refugee or asylum seeker background are encouraged to apply.

The training course will be in Swedish/Norwegian, without any possibility of continuous translation from one language to another.

Course programme

The course offers a variety of workshops, info-sessions and other activities to improve the participants work with YRMA.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement

Your travel costs are reimbursed against relevant travel documents/receipts after your trip. You will get more detailed information from your NA on reimbursement procedures of travel costs after your selection has been approved.

Participation fee

Some countries charge a participation fee, some do not.  Please contact the representative of your NA if you have further questions.

Application

 

Organiser:

NA Sweden – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • NA Norway – National Agency

Phone: 0046 0160 10 00

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreea Maris

E-Mail: andreea.maris@mucf.se

Training Course. Creating Compassionate Cultures. Slovak Republic

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Training Course Creating Compassionate Cultures: Group work based on empathy, well-being and cooperation

Dates: 14-22 April 2020

Venue: Modra, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 3rd March 2020

Creating Compassionate Cultures is a training course, which aims to increase professional competences of youth workers, equip them with new approaches, improve their leadership skills and abilities to make better connections and create inclusive space.

General Description

  • Are you involved in community actions and would you like to get new skills to support compassionate environment within the group you work with?
  • Do you want to learn new empathy-based and embodied methodologies of working with youth/community groups?
  • Do you want to gain tools to improve and maintain personal well-being thus contributing to developing resilience in yourself and young people you work with?

Join our training course: Creating Compassionate Cultures – Group work based on empathy, well-being and cooperation

For who?
Youth workers, social workers, educators, trainers, community leaders – working or volunteering with youth or community groups.

If you are rooted in your community and see your possibility to make a difference and you are willing to bring more empathy and compassion into the community practices, welcome aboard!

How?
Through dialogue, group and self-reflection, bodywork, mindfulness, stillness, movement, dance and play we will journey into our personal stories and experiences, learn from each other and create a shared understanding of what is necessary to bring more compassion, support and empathy in youth work.

Venues:
** Cottage under stars – cosy cottage in a small town Modra (30 km from Bratislava), located in the forest of Little Carpathians. We will stay there for six days
** Bystro – community living room – is a space in Bratislava, created by people who care about authentic relationships and feel responsible toward the natural environment. Together we are looking for ways to live less materialistic and more connected. Our activities are related to ecology, culture and community. Accommodation for the last 2 days in Bratislava is in Freddie hostel nearby Bystro living room.

The participants and the partner organisations are expected to:
* transfer the competences developed at this training course further to youth workers, teachers, trainers, facilitators and community leaders
*ensure the wider impact of this project by implementing concrete follow-up activities and providing opportunities with and for young people in their regions and countries.

In case of any questions feel free to contact
Katarina at: compassionate.cultures@gmail.com

This course will be led by:

Ilze Jece – Ilze has over two decades of experience in social and environmental activism, thus also providing training courses on environmental education, activism and campaigning for various organisations. She has experience working with women’s groups in prison and crisis center, international camps and training courses, mentoring them to develop leadership skills, as well as work on their personal development. Ilze is also a movement educator, bodyworker and certified embodied facilitator.

Kasia Stepien – Kasia weaves together her passion for embodied practices, nature and communities, inspiring mindful re-connection with self, others and the Earth. She is certified dance meditation facilitator, mindfulness practitioner, explorer and activist, active in facilitating learning processes social change and personal transformation since 2012. In her work she creates heart-based spaces supporting young people and adults on their journeys to wholeness, based on compassion, authentic expression, self-awareness and play.

Katarina Karcolova – Katarina is a social soul, who loves to be outdoors. She enjoys being in a group, community, sharing food, things and moments. Last ten years she has been involved in non-formal education as a project manager mostly working in the area of global education and instructor in experiential outdoor education. Lately she has been involved in activities with youngsters from marginalized groups. Bystro with its community played a big role in her last 2 years, as an oasis of togetherness it was for her a place to be, try and co-create.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Travel costs, food and accommodation will be cover by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

Following the rules of Erasmus+, the costs of your travel are covered up to the following total amounts:

  • Slovakia EUR 20
  • Czechia EUR 180
  • UK, Latvia, Poland, Greece, Romania, Italy, North Macedonia EUR 275
  • Spain EUR 360

Participation fee

We are inviting you to contribute by making a donation from €30 to €60 based on personal financial possibilities. We don’t want the money to be an obstacle in participating in this course, so in case any financial difficulties please get in touch with us.

Application

 

Organiser:

Bystro

Phone: 00421 905 439 737

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Creating Compassionate Cultures.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katarina Karcolova

E-Mail: compassionate.cultures@gmail.com

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Training Course WeMen: Comic and Feminism

Dates: 22-28 March 2020

Venue: Duermevela Hostel, Segovia, Spain

Eligible are 13 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Italy, Poland, Spain

Application deadline: 17th February 2020

The Training course “Wemen” provides visual & artistic competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and motivate the cause of gender equity and equality through the use of creative digital tools.

General Description

Gender equality has a universally recognized benefit for people. However, our visual references (media, advertisements, movies, …), are still full of sexist stereotypes and vividly illustrate the depth of stereotypes permeating our contemporary civilization. Yet everyone have much to gain equality of all people, genders and sexes.

Our workshop in Segovia, Spain, from the 22th to the 28th of March 2020, will invite youth workers and artists to lend their support to involve youth for gender equity. We have chosen to address this topic through the use of creative digital tools because images are a powerful tool for reflection and call to action, and digital media has the widest impact reach.

Objectives:

This project will offer professionals and young artists from different European contexts a privileged opportunity to unite, in Spain, their perception and their actions in favor of mobilization in favor of gender equality. This action-training also has the ambition of:

  • Gathering equal proportions of young workers, visual artists, gender activists and theorists from different parts of Europe so they can compare their personal and professional experiences on the influence of visual arts in the perception of Genders.
  • Making them produce webcomics that illustrate their learning outcomes visually and digitally, they are easily transmitted to the largest number of people.
  • Getting them together to develop reflection and new training tools to address these social issues with the youth and their community.
  • Encouraging them to form networks of international contacts and practice other languages suitable for developing their personal and professional skills;
  • Providing new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse young groups, as well as competences to foster gender equality, social inclusion, European values and active youth participation;
  • Developing 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

We are searching for the participation of animators, educators, youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers, artists, sociologists and activists aims to develop the quality of youth work, to strengthen cooperation between the youth sector and the labor market and to support and develop policy youth based on knowledge and research.

They may have a strong motivation and open-minded attitude; and also they should be over 18 years old, able to comfortably communicate in English and residents in the involved countries.

WeMen will bring together 13 men and women in equal proportions of youth workers, visual artists and gender activists from different parts of Europe: France, Poland, Bulgaria and Spain. The workshop will end with a local exhibition of comic strips to engage young people in favour of gender equality.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Food and accommodation are provided for free.

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

The venue for accommodation is Duermevela Hostel, Segovia Participants will stay in sharing bedrooms with bunk beds, and sharing toilets.

Travel reimbursement

We will be able to reimburse your travel costs up to a maximum amount of:

  •  Participants from Spain: 10km a 99km: 20€ & 100km a 499km: 180€.-
  • 180€ for participants from France
  • 275€ for participants from Bulgaria, Italy & Poland (or Spanish Islands)

Participation fee

We are asking you a participation fee of 50 euros (which also grants you with Sleeping Cell membership), deductible from your travel reimbursement.

Application

 

Organiser:

Células Durmientes –  Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Nomadways – Youth NGO

Phone: + 34 665464482

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack WeMen Segovia.jpg

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: The Star of Europe – Greece

Dates: 11-15 May 2020

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

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

Application deadline: 22nd March 2020

The Star of Europe training will take you through a youth exchange project from its very beginning to the very end, highlighting young people’s involvement. You will also learn how to use the digital Star of Europe material in building the exchange. Learn How to Make REAL Youth Exchanges!

General Description

Whatever you have heard about youth exchanges before or however you have organised them before, this training is teaching you how to make youth exchanges like they are meant to be! You will learn how to support young people to make their own projects, and not to make the projects for them.

Focus on involvement and partnership:

The original idea of a youth exchange is a long term learning process for the groups of young people in participating countries. Young people are involved in a process, where they come up with the idea for the project, choose the topic for it and design the activities for its programme. They run the activities themselves and plan dissemination activities that they organise for other young people.

The process is linked to learning – the more the young people are involved in the process, the more new learning situations they end up in. In The Star of Europe, we will look at all the steps of youth exchange project, to see how the young people can be involved in all aspects of the project, learning new things throughout it.

We will also look at how the young people in each participating countries can be part of the process – that is how the learning is equal in all youth groups, not only the hosting one.

Unlike how many youth exchanges are organised, we want to promote the original idea of youth exchanges – and let the youth exchanges to be young people’s own projects, not projects planned by adults to young people.

Digital material supporting your process:

The Star of Europe has also its own extensive digital material, which was based on the printed material that was created earlier. Now both of these materials exist side by side, but the digital material is always available and can be used together with partners and the young people in every group.

Each step includes Learning Badges that young people can earn while working on the different elements of project planning. The badges show you the progress in your process and help the young people to see their involvement. After the process the badges help you and your young people to see what learning experiences you will forward to the Youthpasses.

In the training the digital material is used so that the participants will learn how to use it when they go back home to work with their young people.

If you want to see what is available or start using the Star of Europe material, please go to starofeurope.eu

Aims and objectives:

The aim of “The Star of Europe” is to get a comprehensive understanding of what a youth exchange project contains – from the idea, needs assessment of a project to the follow up activities. More specifically, the main objectives are:

  • To become familiar with the whole logic of life cycle of a youth exchange project
  • To increase the understanding of the value of full involvement of young people in youth exchanges
  • To become aware of learning opportunities of the young people within youth exchanges
  • To pay extra attention to the equal partnership and encourage partners to plan, prepare, implement and report the project together
  • To get acquainted with a Star of Europe digital platform as a tool for support of youth exchanges

Training for newcomers and experienced:

If you work regularly with youth groups, professionally or voluntarily, you are a good participant in this training. As a youth worker, youth leader or group leader, you already have a group of interested young people or an idea, how to find an interested group to work with.

You can be a newcomer or someone who has already organised youth exchanges, but has not involved young people in the planning of the projects before.

You will have to be over 18 years old. We prioritise applicants who work directly with a group of young people and who are interested in forming partnerships for future projects.

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.

There is no participation fee by the hosting National Agency.

Application

 

Organiser:

INEVIDIM Youth and Life Long Learning Foundation – National Agency

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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Training Course: Multipliers of Non Formal & Intercultural Communication

Dates: 14-22 March 2020

Venue: Izmir, Foca, Turkey

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey

Application deadline: 3rd February 2020

This training course will bring together motivated youth workers, youth leaders and peer-to-peer educators from youth organizations in order to develop their intercultural learning and dialogue competences (knowledge, skills, attitudes).

General Description

This training course will bring together motivated youth workers, youth leaders and peer-to-peer educators from youth organizations from different European countries and Turkey in order to develop their intercultural learning and dialogue competences (knowledge, skills, attitudes) that would enable them to become effective multipliers of intercultural dialogue at their communities with young people.

In this way they would be more equipped to deal with growing tensions in the society by making young people more respectful and empathetic towards people from different cultures.

Objectives

  • Sharing realities in different European countries when it comes to challenges related to dealing with cultural diversity (especially in the context of growing migration)– the focus on how it affects young people
  • Exploring main theories and concepts related to D&I –culture, identity, dialogue, diversity dimensions, active tolerance, inclusion-exclusion, mechanisms of stereotyping, prejudices and discrimination, etc.
  • Becoming more aware about own identity, culture, stereotypes and prejudiced behaviour patterns and realizing how it affects our youth work
  • Realizing the role and potential of us as youth workers to make positive changes in regards to greater understanding, more respect, solidarity and active tolerance at our communities by using NFL approach
  • Developing skills of youth workers to design and facilitate concrete NFL tools for young people that develop their intercultural learning competences, appreciation of diversity and promote solidarity and inclusion
  • Planning and implementing concrete follow-up activities/actions that promote D&I in local community with young people (also excluded young people)

By involving in this project, it is crucial that participants realize that we expect their active involvement not only during the training, but also in preparation activities and also follow-up activities.

Profile of participants

To achieve the objectives of the training, we will pay special attention to make sure that suitable participants are selected. First of all, we will review the participants delegated by the partner organizations. Nevertheless, if the profile will not fit the criteria (which sometimes happen…), we will select participants that will apply through call for participants published in SALTO website.

Participants applying for this project should:

Be involved in youth work (as professionals or volunteers) for more than half a year and have regular contact with young people (13-30 years old). These could be youth workers, peer-to-peer educators, activists, social workers, NGO activists, etc.

We are also open to Teachers – Educators, but apart from formal lessons, they should also be working with youngsters outside official curricula (for example, provide class lessons, after school activities, workshops, lead school council, organizers of cultural life, project weeks, etc.).

  • – Open to challenge themselves and learn a new approach of using games and participate in the intense programme of the training (sometimes even 12h per day
  • Committed to be promoters of social change in their community
  • Ready to organize at least 2 follow-up activities using the experience from this training (individually or together with another person from the same country) within 3 months after the training
  • Fluent in communication in English (to be able to work in mixed working groups without help of translation of other colleagues)

If candidates selected by partner organizations will not fit the criteria, we keep the rights to refuse such candidates.

Please note that although Turkey is very nice and tempting country for tourism, during our programme there will be no time for that…so, if you wish to visit some places (we can give you advices…), you are welcome to arrive earlier/leave later from Turkey (and pay for your extra stay yourself).

The trainers

leva Grundsteine (Latvia) has been actively involved in non-formal education field since 2001. She has tried out different roles at different times – being a participant, support staff, project coordinator, President of her own youth NGO and now she is mostly a free-lance trainer and consultant/expert. She has carried out more than 130 trainings.

Vitalie Cirhana (Moldova and Romania) is a trainer in the field of non- formal education since 2005, he has delivered over 500 trainings at national and international level in Romanian, Russian and English.

Topics: coaching and mentoring, efficient communication, conflict management and mediation, teambuilding and outdoor, project management, intercultural communication, etc. Since 2014, Vitalie has been a member of Erasmus+ SALTO EECA Pool of Trainers being involved in the delivery of trainings in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and the European Union.

Working language: English

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All Accomodation and Food are included and provided by the organization.

The training course will be held in the Teacher’s Training Center (Yeni Foça Hizmetiçi Enstitüsü) in Yeni Foça, a coastal Ancient Ionian town in İzmir.

The venue is an educational centre and it is located by the water.  It is a very calm and well equipped setting, which is very good for different seminars and training courses. All participants will be expected to share the rooms with one or two other people in comfortable rooms with private bathroom.

Travel reimbursement

The training course will be implemented in the framework of EU “Erasmus+ Youth Programme”. Every participant or partner organisation should buy tickets and according to real ticket price we will reimburse travel costs but not more than you can see in columns below. Travel expenses will be reimbursed at flat rates depending on travel distance. Visa cost will not be covered by the project.

5 participants from each country & Travel costs limits:

  • Turkey 180,- Euro
  • Italy, Poland, The Republic of North Macedonia 275,- Euro
  • Germany, Latvia 360,- Euro

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

Organiser:

Kultur und Art Initiative e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +4952314581212

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Multipliers Training Course.pdf

Contact for questions:

Pirilti Onukar

E-Mail: info@kultur-art.com