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Hallstat, Austria

Study Visit: Tandems for good practices of local youth work

Dates: 15-17 September 2019

Venue: Lower Austria, Austria

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Hungary

Application deadline: 10th July 2019

Are you ready for reflecting on your own youth work practice, build partnerhsips and get new inputs? Join the Study Visit! Participants will explore good and innovative practices of local youth work in Austria and Hungary.

General Description

The National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and their partners developed a long-term cooperation project called ‘Europe Goes Local (EGL) – Supporting Youth Work at the Municipal Level’.

This study visit is one of several joint events carried out under the EGL project, aiming to support the development of local youth work mainly focusing on existing practices of youth work in Austria and in Hungary.

This program consists of two study visits, it is foreseen that the participants attend both, in order to explore examples from both countries.

  • Austrian Study Visit: 15-17. September 2019
  • Hungarian Study Visit: 27-31. January 2020

Aims

  • To strengthen partnership among practitioners and policy-makers in the field of youth.
  • To boost quality of municipal youth work by providing learning focused field visits.
  • To understand and reflect on practices of youth work and how they can be adapted to various localities.
  • To promote the Erasmus+ Youth Programme among participants as a funding source for quality development of youth work.

Profile of participants:

The target group are: Youth workers, representatives of youth organizations and representatives of municipalities; Ideally, tandems of one municipality representative and one youth worker/youth leader of the same community take part in the Study Visit.
Basic English language competences is preferred
Available to attend both of the study visits.

Possible types of field visits:

  • Services with open youth work approach.
  • Mobile youth work.
  • Youth coaching for communities
  • Youth policies in partnerships of stakeholders and its implementation.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Austrian National Agency – Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organiser:

  • Hungarian National Agency Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Phone: +431586754421

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sophie Hammer

E-Mail: sophie.hammer@iz.or.at

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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PBA: Partner Up in Europe

Dates: 3-8 November 2019

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FR

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal

Application deadline: 18th September 2019

Provide a space to promote partnerships for quality Mobility of Youth Workers projects, to discuss different activities eligible within Erasmus+ Programme, and reflect about the role of youth workers and young leaders in the elaboration of projects.

General Description

Many youth organisations and institutions lack funding to further educate/train their youth workers. The Erasmus+ Programme offers a project type called Mobility of Youth Workers.

This project type can be tailor made to serve the needs of your organisation and its youth workers, either in the form of trainings, study visits, job shadowing or other formats. By making an international project together with youth workers from other European countries you can get the funding you need to strengthen your youth work.

The PBA will provide the participants with the necessary skills and support needed to find partners, develop a project and even submit it in 2020.

Aim of the PBA

Provide a space in order to promote partnerships and develop quality Mobility of Youth Workers projects, to discuss and analyse the different activities eligible within the Erasmus+ programme, the quality elements of such projects and reflect about the role of youth workers and young leaders in the elaboration of projects.

Objectives

  • To create an opportunity to find good and reliable partners to make Mobility of Youth Workers projects based on the organisation’s needs;
  • To understand what is needed to plan a Mobility of Youth Workers project of good quality;
  • To create a solid network of contacts and partnerships;
  • To understand the impact and future social change a Mobility of Youth Worker can have for the organisation and within the local community.

Target group

The partner building activity is open for voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with young people on a local level. Participants should be able to make decisions regarding partnerships.

The participant’s organisation/institution should be interested in organising a Mobility of Youth Worker project within the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Working methods

This PBA will be based on non-formal learning approaches encouraging the active involvement of participants, giving you space to take an active role, express yourselves, share good examples of practice and initiate new sustainable partnerships.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:
Bureau International Jeunesse – BIJ – National Agency

Phone: +32 2 548.38.83

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alexandre Gofflot

E-Mail: alexandre.gofflot@cfwb.be

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course: Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations

Dates: 22-26 October 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st September 2019

Did you know you can organise international youth projects for your young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what Erasmus+ Youth can do for you and the young people you work with.

General Description

Get a Taste of Youth Mobility Projects
In only 3 working days, we show you the possibilities Erasmus+ Youth has to offer young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

An international youth project (youth exchange, voluntary service,…) might just be the life-changing opportunity for the disadvantaged young people you are working with: e.g. those from minority backgrounds, with special needs, with socio-economic difficulties, discriminated groups, in difficult situations, with limited opportunities…

This Mobility Taster course gives you concrete examples of what is possible, brings you in contact with other inclusion youth organisations, shows you what funding is available specifically for youth inclusion projects and walks you step-by-step through the process in case you would like to give it a try.

Who is the Course For?

* This course is for Newcomers to Erasmus+ Youth who are directly working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. youth worker, social worker, refugee workers,…).

  • If you Never organised an international youth project with your target group before and would like to know what is possible, then this course is for you!
  • If you Already Have organised mobility projects for young people, please check the European Training Calendar for a more appropriate youth work training because this Mobility Taster is for Newcomers 😉
  • This course is not for school-related activities such as school exchanges or projects for pupils (please contact the Lifelong Learning colleagues of Erasmus+ for this). This course welcomes applicants with special needs (contact SALTO Inclusion to ask about support possibilities).

How to Apply

Before applying check briefly with the Erasmus+ Youth National Agency in your country if they can send you to the Mobility Taster course in Latvia from 22-26 October 2019 (and reimburse your travel).

Selected participants will get travel, food & lodging in Twin rooms paid. You might be asked for a small contribution towards the costs (ask your NA).

Register for the SALTO Inclusion newsletter or follow the SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Facebook page to be informed of future Mobility Tasters. Or keep an eye on the European Training Calendar.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion – SALTO Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

  • Latvian Erasmus+ NA – National Agency

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tony Geudens

E-Mail: tony@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: Step into Strategic Partnerships

Dates: 7-13 October 2019

Venue: Bristol, United Kingdom

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 17th June 2019

This training course aims to introduce and support potential applicants to medium and large-scale Strategic Partnerships in innovation or exchange of good practice in the youth field.

General Description

If you are a professional working in an experienced youth work organisation and willing to develop innovative practices for the youth work field, this course might be for you!

The course will focus on providing a thorough understanding about Erasmus+ Youth Programme’s funding opportunities for the development of international Strategic Partnership projects.

Strategic Partnership projects provide opportunities for sustainable international cooperation and innovation in the youth field within Erasmus+ Youth Programme. These projects have a lot of potential for the development of innovative ideas and concepts of wider relevance for the youth field in Europe.

With this training course we aim to increase competences for the development of quality Strategic Partnership projects (within Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ Youth Programme), aiming for innovation in the field of youth.

Throughout the 5 day course, you will have opportunities to:

• Explore essential aspects about Strategic Partnership projects being part of the Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ Youth Programme)
• Understand quality requirements for Strategic Partnerships
• Get to know examples of such projects
• Grasp the concept of innovation in the field of youth on European level
• Explore what does it take to build and sustain an equal partnership among organisations
• Understand the main principles of building a structure of activities, outputs and a budget of a Strategic Partnership project
• Learn about the tools supporting the management of such Projects
• Meet other youth work professionals aiming to explore Strategic Partnership projects and sustainable cooperation.

Participants’ profile We are looking for participants who:

• are able to communicate in English (it will be the main working language)
• are directly working in an organisation or institution linked to the field of Youth, based in one of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries
• are experienced in managing projects in the youth field
• are willing to develop innovative practices within the field of youth on international level

• so far have not implemented a Strategic Partnership under Key Action 2 within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
• have a specific idea and willingness to explore possibilities to develop and implement Strategic Partnership projects.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ UK National Agency Ecorys UK – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • JUGEND für Europa – German Youth National Agency

Phone: 0121 212 8947

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Step into Partnership UK.pdf

Contact for questions:

Erasmus+ TCA team

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.

Austria

PBA: EduACTor for change

Dates: 7-15 June 2019

Venue: Austria

Eligible are 47 participants coming from: Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 12th May 2019

This seminar will bring NGOs working on capacity building for educators from different backgrounds in order to meet together and reflect & review how to strengthen our capacities in human rights education and intercultural learning

General Description

In the current situation, some of the major priorities should be building tolerance and respect for human rights as well as intercultural learning both among young people and educators.

Educators, to our mind, play one of the key roles in this process, acting as mentors, teachers, role-models and “peace-builders” in this shaky period. Therefore, we’d like to propose a contact making seminar, which will bring NGOs working on capacity building for educators and educators themselves coming from different backgrounds in order to meet together and reflect & review how to strengthen our capacities in human rights education and intercultural learning in order to address current challenges of nowadays.

Objectives of the PBA:

– To share realities in different member states of CoE and reflect on the opportunities of HRE and intercultural learning as potential driving force in advocating democracy
– To explore the meaning of social diplomacy in a current social and political situations in different countries, to identify its potential, limits, challenges and current state.

– To brainstorm the competences of educators which need to be developed/ enhanced in nowadays situation (e.g. political competence etc.)
– To develop joint initiatives for educators aiming at strengthening our capacities in HRE and intercultural learning

– To develop joint strategies on dealing with different challenges of HR in educational field
– To reinforce cross-sectorial cooperation
– To create new contacts and networking
– To introduce innovative mechanisms and to develop a new ideas; to draft project ideas (Youth exchanges, trainings, seminars, voluntary projects etc.)

– To contribute to capacity building of other organisations by doing “peer reviews”;
– To deepen knowledge on EYF and Erasmus+ programs, other European and national funding opportunities and to find potential partners for application

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

  • Austria – reimbursement limit 20
  • Hungary, Poland – reimbursement limit 180
  • Ukraine, Italy, Germany, Spain – reimbursement limit 275 EUR
  • Egypt, Russia, Israel, Armenia, Palestine, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Georgia – 360 EUR

Participation fee

Non Applicant

Application

 

Organiser:

Platform Generation Europa – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Academy of Innovation – Youth NGO

Phone: +79040461535

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vera Goriunova

E-Mail: academy.innov@gmail.com

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.

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

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.