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Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are max 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th January 2019

SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.

General Description

Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives…

Then this partnership building activity is for you! We would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects, but many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs.

We believe that social economy organisations, with the necessary structures in place to support volunteers from disavantaged background in their activities, could become the perfect hosting place for these young people.

Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity. We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with inclusion, youth and volunteering fields to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having an European Volunteer.

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social economy and the Youth and Vocational Education Forum 2018 (hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice), social economy organisations have been identified as often having projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support their work, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures – such as the European Solidarity Corps. This partnership-building activity is a follow-up of the training course under the same topic taking place in Glasgow 10-14 December 2018.

This 3-day activity will take place in Ankara from 30th April (arrival day) to 4th May (departure) 2019 and it will be a unique opportunity to find partners to create inclusive volunteering projects in the framework of ESC. Although the programme also covers jobs and traineeships opportunities, this activity will only focus on quality volunteering projects.

General aim:

To introduce European volunteering projects to social economy organisations and encourage partnerships with inclusion, youth and volunteering organisations for quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:

– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under European Solidarity Corps
– To share different practices on how to involve volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To motivate social economy organisations to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To foster partnership building of potential hosting/supporting organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:

– Staff members/volunteers of social economy and volunteering organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Staff members/volunteers involved in inclusion organisations
– Able to work in (international) English
– From ESC programme countries
– Former participants of the TC held in Glasgow (December 2018) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC

Co-organiser:

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@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: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Enterprises Training course

Dates: 10-14 December 2018

Venue: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 3rd September 2018

SALTO I&D, UK and IT NAs would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects. This course brings together social enterprises, youth workers, and volunteering organisations to foster inclusive volunteering.

General Description

Are you a social enterprise who would like the funding and support of committed volunteers to support your sustainability or growth? Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, special needs, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives.

Then this training course is for you!

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and the UK and Italian National Agencies would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects. But many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs (e.g. disability, social issues, special needs, mental challenges, etraining course).

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social enterprises and the Social Entrepreneurship, Youth and Vocation Education Forum 2018, hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice collaboration we identified that the social economy (including organisations such as social enterprises) often has projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support sustainability and growth, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures.

We believe that social enterprises with the necessary support structures in place to support disadvantaged volunteers in their activities could become the perfect hosting place for these young people. Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives – such as Cinzia (check her story in this link: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/stories/cinzia-savonitti) – but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity whilst receiving (modest) European funding.

We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with the youth field to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having a European Volunteer in a social enterprise project.

A new framework for volunteering activities in the youth field, the European Solidarity Corps (ESC), is expected to be operational by the end of the year. This training course will be a unique opportunity to get acquainted with ESC.

General aim:
To introduce European volunteering projects to social enterprise organisations; to encourage youth organisations to partner with social enterprises and support quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:
– To create bridges between youth work and social economy sector
– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under Erasmus+/ESC
– To motivate social enterprises to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop social enterprises skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To support partnership building of potential hosting/sending organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:
– Staff members/volunteers of social enterprises and social economy organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Individuals involved in voluntary or inclusion organisations
– International experience is not a must
– Able to work in (international) English
– From Erasmus+ YiA programme countries

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

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

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action 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 selected).

Application

 

Organizer:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre,

UK Erasmus+ National Agency,

Italian Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agency

Phone: +44 (0) 121 212 8854

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sara Southam

E-Mail: erasmusplustca@ecorys.com

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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E-learning Course MOOCyouth: Erasmus+ funding opportunities

Dates: 7 May – 11 June 2018

Venue: E-learning Course (online), Germany

Eligible are unlimited number of participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countriesPartner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 6th May 2018

This MOOC will equip you with the basic knowledge and understanding how to use Erasmus+ funding opportunities. The course starts on 7 May, but you can still join till 31 May.

General Description

Are you a youth worker? A Youth leader? Working with young people or part of an informal group of young people? You have heard about Erasmus+ but you don’t know so much about it. You have already applied within Erasmus+ but haven’t been lucky this time.

You would like to learn more about European youth cooperation but don’t know how to start. This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Erasmus+ is made for you!

This course provides an overview of the purpose, priorities, and expected impact of the European Union’s funding programme Erasmus+ Youth. Learn how you can get involved in European youth cooperation and make a positive impact on your youth group, organisation, and community.

This 5th MOOC, running from 7 May until 11 June 2018 will guide you through all three Key Actions of Erasmus+ Youth. This edition will include a brand new module on KA2 Strategic Partnerships. This course will create space for networking and building distributed knowledge about European youth cooperation and international youth work by applying funding available through the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Course resources will include video materials on topics ranging from general Information about the Programme to specific steps about how to develop good quality projects. Specially designed quizzes will help you understand and retain essential content. Peer review will support your understanding of how the Erasmus+ Youth Programme can be beneficial to you.

No prerequisites and no fees are asked but your active participation during the 3-4 hours of online courses per week is requested! You will not be alone because experienced Course facilitators will lead forum discussions, clarify questions, and contribute with feedback and guidance.

The course starts on May 7th, 2018, but you can still enrol until May 31st to get the full impression on the contents of the course.

Topics include:
Module 1: Introduction to Erasmus+ Youth
Module 2: Key-action 1 | Youth Exchanges
Module 3: Key-action 1 | European Voluntary Service
Module 4: Key-action 1 | Mobility of youth workers
Module 5: Key-action 2 | Strategic Partnerships
Module 6: Key-action 3 | Structured Dialogue
Module 7: Application procedures

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The MOOCyouth is free of charge.

Application

 

Organizer:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Co-organizers:

Croatian, Italian, Lithuanian, Swedish and Spanish NA – National Agency

Phone: +49 228 9506227

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ingrid Müller

E-Mail: mueller@jfemail.de

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Training Course: Start-up! in Erasmus+

Dates: 8-13 May 2018

Venue: Mollina, Málaga, Spain

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 8th April 2018

Start-up in Erasmus+ is a 6 days long training course aimed to develop entrepreneurial competences of young people by equipping youth workers with a set of competences, tools and resources to promote entrepreneurship in their local communities.

General Description

Enhancing initiative and sense of entrepreneurship is the ultimate goal of this training course which aims to equip participants, namely youth workers and youth leaders, with a set of tools to effectively foster entrepreneurship in their local communities.

Exploring the role and the possibilities that Erasmus+ programme offer is another aim of this activity, as well as disseminating tools and methods to work this topic with young people.

Working sessions have been grouped into two main blocks of sessions as detailed below:

1. COMPETENCIES FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The first block of contents are the so called competences for entrepreneurship, where the participants will get familiar with the main competences of the field and:
o Identifying Key Competences for Entrepreneurship
o Self Assessment of Competencies for Entrepreneurship
o Strategies to strengthen key competencies for Entrepreneurship
o Exploring Motivation & Inner Interests – Ikigai
o Drafting Business Ideas – Canvas
o Effective Communication – Elevator Pitch

2. RESOURCES FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The sessions belonging to this group aim to provide a complete set of available tools resources to promote entrepreneurship.
o Support structures on Entrepreneurship
o Erasmus+ and Erasmus+ for Young Entrepreneurs
o Funding opportunities

Additionally, a workshop has been scheduled in order to make participants acquainted with different Non-formal education based methodologies on fostering entrepreneurship among young people.

Out of the main blocks there are more sessions scheduled in the training course. They provide the required framework to develop an effective learning space.

A. COMMON SESSIONS: These sessions deal with aspects like improving participants capabilities for team work, presentation of participants, closing of the event, setting the activity groundbase rules, etc.

B. LEARNING PROCESS: These activities aim to analyze, reinforce and evaluate the learning process experiented by the participants throughout the course: Reflection groups, learning evaluation – Youthpass.

The intercultural dimension of the project will be given by the different nationalities involved in the project and by the high degree of interaction among them the participants. Sessions like the Intercultural night will be an additional effort to strengthen this cooperation.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets

Note for sendings NA´s this is TCA 2017.

Application

 

Organizer:

Spanish NA – National Agency

Co-organizer:

Portuguese NA – National Agency

Phone: +34

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Pilar Fontán

E-Mail: fontangp@injuve.es

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: Democracy & Human Rights

Dates: 5-12 November 2017

Venue: Moscow, Russian Federation

Eligible are 12 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries,Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 30th September 2017

Do you want to develop your skills in the field of democracy and human rights and become a strong defender of those in your country and globally?! Then this course is for you!

Description

We invite you to join a course on Democracy and Human Rights designed for youth workers who work in this field. The course designed for both – youth workers who work in the field of strengthening democracy and human rights in society as well as for youth workers who work providing democracy and human rights education.

The course will take place from 5th till 12th November 2017 in Moscow, Russia.

Democracy and human rights are powerful tools for the developing of society. But how can we reach required level of their development? We invite youth workers who want to discuss these issues together and find the answers to join the course!

The course is designed for youth workers who would like to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of democracy and human rights and education in the field of democracy and human rights.

We invite experienced youth workers as well as youth workers who have none or minimal experience in the field of democracy and human rights. The course is for those who would like to learn more about the topics and determine the ways how they can develop their future work in the fields of democracy and human rights.

The following topics will be discussed within the course:

The development of democracy and human rights – what are the ways how youth workers can influence on the level of the development of democracy and human rights; sharing best practices in the field of democracy and human rights.

Democracy and human rights education – what is the role of education in the field of democracy and human rights; where to find the tools and the programs on this education; how to become a human rights trainer.

Youth projects in the field of democracy and human rights – which kind of youth projects in the field of democracy and human rights can be developed, what are the organizations sponsoring such projects.

Funding opportunities – what are the funding opportunities for projects in the field of democracy and human rights.

Partnerships – how to find partners for the projects in the field of democracy and human rights; participants will be also introduced to each other as potential partners and will learn about the possibilities for cooperation.

Careers for specialists in the areas of democracy and human rights – what are the career opportunities for the specialists in these fields; careers at UN, Amnesty International and other international organizations.

Other topics upon request – we try to make the course as suitable to learning needs of participants as possible and therefore we leave the space in the program to include the sessions based upon the requests of participants about what they would like to learn.

This is not just a coincidence that we conduct the course on Democracy and Human Rights in Russia – the country where both categories – democracy & human rights – are challenged. Today Russia is experiencing serious difficulties in the fields of the development of democracy and human rights. That is why we believe that Moscow creates perfect environment for discussing these topics. Here you can realize how important these topics are and which significant role they can play in society.

The course is organized by the Netherlands Institute of Business. Participants who will complete the course will be provided the certificates issued by the Netherlands School of Business.

There is a high demand in good specialists in the field of the development of democracy and human rights in the world. The course could be useful for those youth workers who do not have much experience in these fields yet but would like to develop their career further in these directions.

Understanding the nature of democracy and human rights, being able to see the ways how to develop them in society, having good knowledge on education in the field of democracy and human rights you will be a wanted specialist in any international organization who is working in this area! If you are considering international career in the field of democracy and human rights – in your home country or abroad – this course can be a good starting point!

Are you passionate about the development of democracy and human rights in your country and globally – then join the course to strengthen your skills as human rights and democracy defender!

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Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The fee for the course is 490 euro. The fee includes:

  • The program of the course (including all necessary study materials)
  • The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks)
  • Transportation (pick-up from the airport upon arrival, drop-off at the airport upon departure)
  • Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa)

Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.

Application

 

Organizer:

The Netherlands Institute of Business – NGO

UCG – NGO

Phone: +31 30 879 50 55

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Valeriya Kiseleva

E-Mail: utrechtcg@outlook.com

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