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Training Course: Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+ Youth Projects 2020/2021

Dates: 18 September 2020 – 26 June 2021

Venue: Portugal, Germany, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Application deadline: 15th June 2020

ATTENTION: COVID 19 Announcement: Please note that we are determined and hopeful to conduct our Training of Trainers in 2020, even in light of the ongoing Corona/ Covid-19 crisis. The dates of the residential training courses might however be subject of change and will be adjusted, if needed. Furthermore, online learning might potentially play a more prominent role in this edition of ToT.

The major aim of this long-term training course is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme of the European Union.

General Description

This Training of Trainers (ToT) lasts ca. one year and consists of:

  • three residential seminars
  • an international training project you design and run with some other participants
  • ongoing e-learning
  • ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentor
  • learning commitments

The dates for the three residential seminars are:

Seminar 1: 18 September – 27 September 2020 in Portugal;
Semina 2: 15 – 24 January 2021 in Germany;
Semina 3: 19 – 26 June 2021 in Italy;

This course requires a considerable time investment from the participants: in total you should plan at least 55 days:

  • 28 seminar days (including travel)
  • 12 days overall for the training project (preparatory work, prep meeting and the course itself)
  • 15 days (on average 1-2 days per month) for following the personal learning commitments, the online work, peer learning, mentor talks etc.

Within this ToT-course participants have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. In line with the European Training Strategy in the frame of Erasmus+ Youth Programme the ToT-course considers the following competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth Programme:

  • The competence to understand and facilitate individual and group learning processes.
  • The competence to design educational programmes.
  • The competence to direct one’s own learning (Learning to Learn)
  • The competence to co-operate successfully in teams.
  • The competence to communicate meaningfully with others.
  • Intercultural competence.
  • Being civically engaged.

Participants enter the ToT-course with various levels of prior experience as trainer as well as competences developed – consequently, the learning needs of participants are different. The educational approach implemented in the ToT-course intends to allow for these different learning needs to be identified and pursued. At the core of this process is the competence of the participant to direct his/her own learning. The group as a source for peer learning and the trainers as facilitators of these learning processes are essential pillars of this approach.

Participants are expected:

  • To have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course in the framework of Non-Formal Education.
  • To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organising international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring volunteers, etc.

  • To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Erasmus+ Youth Programme and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
  • To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.
  • To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.
  • To be able to run training courses in English.

Participating countries: Belgium (FL), Belgium (FR), Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Further information can be found at www.salto-youth.net/ToT and in the download below.

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:

SALTO Training and Cooperation

Co-organisers:

  • Sending NAs (check list of eligible countries!) supporting sending and hosting costs

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ToT20.pdf

Contact for questions:

Blanka Thees

E-Mail: blanka@salto-youth.net

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 Digital Heroes: Maker Education using Digital Technologies

Date: 1 July – 31 August 2020

Venue: Romania

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Latvia, Romania

Application deadline: 1st May 2020

We are offering four, 2 week long courses over the Summer of 2020. They are targeted towards youth workers and will give them the opportunity to learn about engineering and digital technologies through participating in activities.

General Description

Digital Heroes project is providing four seperate opportunities for youth workers to learn and develop their skills through MakerEducation activities and using Digital Technologies.

When?

During the months of July and August 2020 there will be four courses running, each lasting 2 weeks. The courses will each be focussing on different subjects, therefore the exact dates will depend on the course of interest.

Who?

We are searching for candidates who are interested in:

  • Developing their skills in digital technologies, problem solving and STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths).
  • Developing skills to be able to use digital technologies for social change.
  • Developing skills around MakerEducation and learning how such activities can be used to inspire younger generations and reconnect them with society.

What?

There will be four different training course, each lasting two weeks. They will focus on a specific area but over the two weeks many different areas and activities will be covered.

The four main subject areas of each course are:

1. Digital Fabrication

Learn how to create things with the help of machines that are controlled via a computer. We will explore how to imagine and design objects which can be created using the correct software and later sent to a machine which can physically produce them.

2. Programming

Learn how to programme and adopt a computational way of thinking. This course will provide an introduction to coding through exploring visual/block coding softwares such as Scratch and other softwares including mBlock, Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

3. Connected Objects

This course will focus on projects related to the internet of things and connected objects. Connected objects are any item embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable them to collect and exchange data. This course will be an opportunity to learn about basic electronics and coding and implement them in different scenarios.

4. Electronic Textiles and wearables

This course will focus on techniques and methods revolving around technology, textiles, arts and crafts. There will be a focus around using basic electronics and programming to create new and interactive wearable items.

Where?

The courses will be held in Bucharest, Romania

Trainers?

The training will be lead by trainers from the Digijeunes, Small Academy, Burgas Free University and Rezekne Academy of Technologies

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting will take place at hostels/ apartments near the venue. Every day, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided. Participants will share rooms with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Female and male participants will be separated.

Travel reimbursement

The info pack will contain an estimate of the overall price of tickets to reach the training venue from different starting countries (Bulgaria, France, Latvia). We will refund to participants the price of their tickets (within the limits of the Erasmus+ lump sums).

  • Traveling from Romania, Bulgaria: up to 180 eur
  • Traveling from France, Latvia: up to 275 eur

Participation fee

There will be no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Digijeunes – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Small Academy – Youth NGO
  • Rezekne Academy of Technologies
  • Burgas Free University

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Simone

E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

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Training Course: Competences of Youth Workers in preventing violent radicalization and extremism

Dates: 18-23 May 2020

Venue: Tbilisi, Georgia

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 31st March 2020

This is a training course for youth workers and practitioners daily involved in preventing violent radicalization who would like to upscale their competences in this field and share their experience.

General Description

Young people are impacted by constant changes in global social and economic realities, and many of them face poverty, exclusion, inequality, and marginalization. Their personal circumstances and wider political, social and economic environment in which they live may make them vulnerable to various radical influences and also violent radicalization.

Realities of this emerging trend make it necessary to emphasize the need to work with young people in Europe and its neighboring regions, in order to strengthen their resilience to violent radicalization, and reinforce the openness and inclusiveness of communities in which they live.

In order to determine and illustrate the role of youth work in this regard, the Salto Euro Med, Salto EECA and Salto SEE Resource Centres together with the National Agencies of Erasmus+ Youth Programme of France, Germany, Italy, Poland as well as the European Union and the Council of Europe Youth Partnership have come together:

  • to research and showcase positive ways and initiatives in which youth violent radicalization can be addressed and prevented;
  • to examine how we can strengthen the role of different actors, in an attempt to compile a long-term strategy about youth work against violent radicalization;
  • to provide training and networking opportunities for youth workers, practitioners from different sectors involved actively in preventing violent radicalization and extremism.

As a part of this strategy there have been realized a study about the role of youth work in the prevention of violent radicalization of young people and four international activities: a conference in Malta in 2017, a seminar in Tirana, Albania in 2018, and in 2019 a training course in Macerata, Italy and a study visit to Belgium.

More information about the strategy you can find at Salto website

The strategy in 2020 will follow up this process strengthening and developing youth workers competences in the field of prevention of violent radicalization. It would also like to offer more opportunities for NGOs to share their experience at the local and international level and provide opportunities for networking.

In the framework of this new step, a research about competences needed for youth workers in the framework of preventing violet radicalization and extremism was initiated. During the 2020 the researcher will present the outcomes of his work and he will also collect feedbacks and information needed for upscaling the final version of the work. The competences’ research is focusing on the importance of strengthening individual and community resilience as a tool for preventing violent radicalization and extremism. Resilience will be an importance focus for the upscaling of the work in the training and in the research.

The training course “Competences of Youth Workers in preventing violent radicalization and extremism is the first element of the 2020 strategy.”

The Training will bring together participants from Programme Countries and from the four Neighboring Regions of the European Union (Eastern Partnership, Euromed, Russia and Western Balkans) in order to reinforce participants personal and professional competences in the field of building community resilience and in empowerment of youth towards preventing violent radicalization.

Objectives:

  • to reflect on the key concepts regarding the meaning of radicalization, community resilience, as well as counter- and positive narratives;
  • to introduce the competence model on youth work preventing violent radicalization and extremism and collecting feedback on it:
  • to support youth workers in developing specific competences in order to be able to strengthen individual and community resilience;
  • to provide participants the space and time to share and work on existing tools and approaches that support the development of community resilience that leads the youth wellbeing especially in critical social and political situation;
  • to introduce and explore Erasmus+ Programme & ESC potential in supporting youth work in developing community resilience.

Target group:

Youth workers, practitioners daily involved in work related to prevention of violent radicalization and extremism and in buildling community resilience.

Duration:

The training is 4 days long, with arrival on the 18th and departure on the 23rd of May

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:

SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus

Co-organiser:

  • Polish National Agency of Erasmus+

Phone: +484631463

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Małgorzata Pawłowska

E-Mail: mpawlowska@frse.org.pl

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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Conference: Tool Fair Poland 2 (Polish edition)

Dates: 21-22 May 2020

Venue: Warsaw, Poland

Eligible are 60 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, France, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countriesSouthern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 20th April 2020

Tool Fair Poland aims at creating space for discussion and exchange of practices for youth workers and is thought to be a springboard to the international edition of Tool Fair which this year will be held in November in Portugal.

General Description

Tool Fair is an international event that brings together youth work experts all over Europe and beyond to discuss and learn from each other about innovative methods and best practices from the field of youth work. Tool Fair Poland 2 is a national event that aims at creating space for discussion and exchange of practices for youth workers and is thought to be a springboard to the international edition of Tool Fair which this year will be held in November in Portugal.

This Seminar is for 60 participants

from Erasmus+ Programme countries (Poland, France, Belgium, Lithuania) and Partner Countries (Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership region: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Southern Mediterranean region (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia).

The Polish Tool Fair will take place in Warsaw on 21-22 May 2020 and will provide a stimulating environment for varied approaches and practices for youth workers.

The programme of the Polish Tool Fair will include:

  • a TF Talk, an inspirational and challenging talk, serving as a food for thought and setting the theme of the event,
  • three workshop sessions, offering various tools and best practices in youth work. Workshops will be run by participants.
  • Tools Market, a late afternoon event during which the participants will be able to present their tools and get to know others’ ideas for youth work.
  • special workshops for participants conducted by external trainers

Objectives

The Tool Fair will support youth workers in:

  • sharing about, learning and reflecting on how to apply competences and education of youth workers on different levels and in different contexts to one’s own reality,
  • sharing knowledge, being challenged, getting inspired and critically reflecting on youth policy, research and studies of youth work and society,
  • exploring, learning from and supporting further development of practice and methods of working with young people,
  • engaging, connecting and experiencing youth work in context, while linking practice to local reality.

Participant profile

The working languages of the event will be Polish and English. Since parts of the event may be in Polish interpreted into English, unless the participants speak Polish, they should communicate freely in English. Also, all participants who are potentially interested in running workshops need to be fluent in English, as the national Polish Tool Fair is thought to be a springboard to the international edition of the event where youth workers from all Programme and Partner countries present their know-how.

Applications are open for participants who have an interest in the development of competences, approaches, pedagogies and practices fostering quality of youth work and competences of youth workers, who are willing to share and present a tool for learning which is related to the theme, and who are working directly with young people or youth workers.

Target group

  • Youth workers
  • Youth policy makers
  • People working directly with youth
  • Youth leaders, leaders of youth groups or representatives of youth organisations (local, regional, national, European, international…)
  • Youth project managers
  • Trainers, facilitators, coaches
  • Business sector representatives working with youth

Selection criteria

  • Fluency in English (those who wish to run workshops need also be able to present freely in English)
  • Willingness to run a Tools Workshop and/or sharing a Tool for learning
  • Having plans how to use what they learned in everyday work
  • Having the potential to develop competencies in relation to the objectives of the activity

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 NA or SALTO (EECA or EUROMED) 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:

Polish National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme

Contact for questions:

Aleksandra Guszpit, Jakub Rejniak

Phone: +48 22 463 14 28

For additional information please: Download the Application form

E-mail: aguszpit@frse.org.pl

Phone: +48 22 463 14 34

E-Mail: jrejniak@frse.org.pl

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: Game zone

Dates: 16-23 April 2020

Venue: Bidart, France

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia

Application deadline: 7th March 2020

The training is about discovering educational games, game-based learning, roleplay & simulation games, Towards the end of the course participants will create their own games and test them as well as document their work for a game compilation booklet.

General Description

The training course “Game Zone” is organized by Association La Villa (FR) Shokkin Group (EST) and BE international (CZ) in Bidart, France, during the period of 16.4-23.4.2020, including 24 participants and 5 team members from 11 countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Malta, Poland Portugal and Slovenia).

During the 8-day training course, we will discover how to use educational games as a method of youth work. We use various forms of games as a form of pedagogy in teachig and in non-formal education. Our main idea is that simulation & roleplay games is appealing and fun for everybody, making it ideal as a tool for educational work with youngsters.

Aims:

To promote the use of game-based learning methods in youth work and explore application of simulation/roleplay games through training youth workers to assess learning needs of young people, adapt game-based learning methods and develop and test own simulation/roleplay games.

Objectives:

  •  To identify and explore social topics that influence youth in the countries that partner in the project;
  •  To introduce games as an educational tool to tackle various social topics in learning environments;
  •  To give participants tools for mapping and identifying learning needs of their target group;
  •  To equip participants with tools for educational and experiential game design;
  •  To create a set of educational games on social issues in the frame of non-formal learning;
  •  To test created games and analyse their usability in the context of youth work;
  •  To empower youth workers/youth leaders to use simulation and roleplay games while working with youth.
  •  To create a game compilation booklet as on-line resource to share amongst other youth workers;

Who are we Looking for?

We are looking for youth workers/youth leaders who will be willing and committed to participate actively in ALL sessions:

  •  All participants HAVE TO BE OVER 18 YEARS OLD and HAVE RESIDENCY IN THE SENDING COUNTRY otherwise they cannot participate in the project.

  •  All participants should speak and understand English.
  •  All participants should be ready to experiment and commit to working on creating a game and its later development and dissemination.
  •  Participants should already be involved in youth work or be motivated to get involved with it.
  •  Participants should be interested in making follow up international projects.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The participants will receive full board at the centre Izar Perdia in Bidart.

Association La Villa cover the cost of the full board for all participants.

Travel reimbursement

The travel cost are covered according to the rules of Erasmus+:

  •  20 EUR for French participants (extra budget can be discussed with the coordinator of the project)
  •  275 EUR for all the other countries

Participation fee

The participation fee is 35 €

Application

 

Organiser:

Association La Villa – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Shokkin group Estonia – Youth NGO

Phone: +33669303800

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Denis Crovella Mikič

E-Mail: lavilla64@orange.fr

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Conference: Gender Equality & You Forum 2020

Dates: 27-29 May 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 60 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

Application deadline: 15th March 2020

We invite youth leaders from all over Europe to an open dialogue with their peers and European decision makers on the upcoming EU Gender Equality Strategy. The forum will highlight the importance of young voices in the gender equality discourse.

General Description

The overall aim of this forum is to raise awareness for gender equality and to make young people’s voices heard in the European discourse. The starting point will be the results of the Austrian Presidency Conference “Gender Equality & YOU” in 2018, the Youth Goal #2 as well as the European Commission’s upcoming Gender Equality Strategy (expected for March 2020).

The Austrian Presidency Conference “Gender Equality & YOU. Young voices. Joint initiative.” took place on 11/12 October 2018 and inspired an open dialogue on the future priorities for the work on gender equality of the EU. The forum in Brussels on 27-29 May 2020 will continue and build on these results and initiate a dialogue between youth leaders and European stakeholders.

A central part of the forum are interactions with members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) and representatives of the European Commission.

Aims & Objectives

  •  To open a dialogue between young people and European stakeholders on Gender Equality
  •  To raise awareness of the new EU Gender Equality Strategy and collect young people’s perspectives
  •  To create links between the EU Gender Equality Strategy and young people’s realities and explore young people’s possible contributions
  •  To follow up on the outcomes of the 2018 Gender Equality & YOU conference and link them and Youth Goal 2 to the current strategy
  •  To raise awareness of Gender Equality as an important issue for young people and the importance of including young people’s voices in the Gender Equality discourse

Participants

We invite youth leaders from all EU member states under the age of 30. We are aiming to have a diverse group of people regarding gender, age, organisational background and prior experience with the topic. Having participated in the 2018 conference is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Partners

The Forum will be organized by the Austrian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps, the German National Agency Youth for Europe, the Belgian National Agency YIA-BEFL – JINT, the Austrian Federal Chancellery – Division for Women and Equality, the Austrian National Youth Council and with the support of the European Youth Forum.

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:

Austrian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps

Co-organisers:

  • JINT – Flemish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps
  • German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps

Phone: +43 660 726 60 54

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack on Gender-Equality.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sophie Hammer

E-Mail: sophie.hammer@iz.or.at

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