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Training Course TICTAC: Multilateral Training Course to support quality in youth worker mobility activities under Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Dates: 28 September – 4 October 2020

Venue: Bonn, Germany

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, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st July 2020

TICTAC is targeted at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies, it supports designing quality Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects.

General Description

TICTAC is a training course targeted at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies in line with the goals of their organizations.

The TICTAC training aims to support participants in designing qualitative projects and becoming the pioneers of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme. The overall aim of the TICTAC TC is to develop participants’ competences for implementing projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, as support measures in an organization’s long term strategy.

The specific objectives of the course are:

  •  to promote the Erasmus+ Youth Programme as an educational tool;
  •  to explore the Erasmus+ Youth Programme with a special focus on quality international cooperation;
  •  to understand the role of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme within a long term local strategy;
  •  to simulate the first steps of organizing a project in the youth field within an international team;
  •  to develop participant’s competences in planning Non Formal Education and Intercultural Learning processes;
  •  to promote Youth Participation and Active Citizenship as key elements when designing a European project.

Target Group:

The training course is designed for youth workers and youth leaders, who

– have experienced an international event/activity before (not necessarily a project under the Youth in Action programme);

– are motivated to learn about and make use of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme for creating or strengthening international partnerships;

– are willing to work on the quality of their international projects;

– have the support of an organisation to attend the TICTAC course and are in the position to implement european youth projects in their organisation,

– are minimum 18 years old,

– are able to use English as a working language in order to establish effective communication during group-work and sessions. A low level of English will limit your learning opportunities.

The Network of Erasmus+ YiA National Agencies organises several TICTAC training courses per year. You’ll find an overview on the upcoming TicTacs here.

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 support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected/ having confirmed your participation, check with them 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:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO T&C RC (SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: 02289506253

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack TicTac.pdf

Contact for questions:

Elena Weber

E-Mail: weber@jfemail.de

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: 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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E-learning: MOOC about Erasmus+ funding opportunities for youth

Dates: 1 July – 31 August 2020

Venue: Online (zoom.us), Germany

Eligible are unlimited 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 29th June 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: even though there is a deadline due to the system behind these calls, the course is open from 1st of June 2020! Join it here. You will be redirected to Canvas online platform to register for the course.

The massive open online course includes organised learning resources covering all 3 Key-actions of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme. This course is constantly available, you can enrol now!

General Description

You can learn any time you want on your computer or mobile device and at your own pace. In June-July we will offer number of live webinars focused on youth exchanges and youth worker mobility.

Since 2015, SALTO-YOUTH.net in cooperation with several Erasmus+ National Agencies offers an online course about Erasmus+ funding opportunities for youth. The course aims for unlimited participation and provides interactive course materials such as videos, online forums, quizzes, reading lists and publication references.

In addition to this, MOOC provides an opportunity for learners to create networks and build partnerships among participants. Since its launch, more than 10.000 participants have enrolled in this course.

Join this course now!

You will be redirected to Canvas online platform to register for the course.

Target group

The target group of the MOOC course are project managers, youth workers, youth leaders, anybody interested in Erasmus+ funding opportunities for the youth field coming from Erasmus+ Programme and Partner countries.

Structure and resources of the MOOC

The MOOC is structured into 6 thematic modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Erasmus+ Youth Programme
Module 2: Erasmus+ KA1 Youth Exchanges
Module 3: Erasmus+ KA1 Mobility of youth workers
Module 4: Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic partnership
Module 5: Erasmus+ KA3 Structured Dialogue Projects
Module 6: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Application procedures

Each module is structured into 7-9 sessions offering different interactive learning content online, which is uploaded to the Canvas MOOC hosting platform. Participants learn through animated videos, pre-recorded video interviews, videos from projects and educational texts.

The content of the MOOC course is updated regularly to keep up with changes introduced to Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The estimated course commitment is around 3-4 hours per week, for 5-6 weeks duration.

Facilitators

Laimonas Ragauskas

Laimonas lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as a facilitator in the field of non-formal learning and training for various youth work organisations as well as local and European institutions.

Nerijus Kriauciunas

Nerijus lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as a freelancer delivering international training activities in the youth work field at local and European levels.

This E-learning is for unlimited participants from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU and recommended for Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Volunteering mentors

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online MOOC

Travel reimbursement

Online MOOC

Participation fee

N/A

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Rita Bergstein

E-Mail: bergstein@jfemail.de

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Training Course: Embracing Conflict and Diversity

Dates: 25 July – 2 August 2020

Venue: Pierias area, Greece

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain

Application deadline: 22nd June 2020

Would you like to improve your work by learning more about conflict management and diversity? Then this is a great opportunity for you! “Embracing Conflict & Diversity” will take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2020 (including travel dates) in Greece.

General Description

Would you like to improve your work by learning more about conflict management and diversity? Then this is a great opportunity for you! “Embracing Conflict and Diversity” will take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2020 (including travel dates), in Greece.

The title of this training reflects the core concepts and key competences: embracing conflict means to acknowledge conflict (instead of avoiding) and engaging in a conflict-solving process in which people gain mutual understanding and thus come closer together.

Embracing diversity involves acknowledging differences and supporting mutual respect and understanding through dialogue and communication.

The aim of of this training course is to improve practices of dealing with conflict and diversity in youth work in Europe, by offering youth workers relevant knowledge, exercises and tools and exchange best-practices.

This is an Erasmus+ training for youth workers that work with youth from culturally diverse backgrounds from or residing in Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Spain.

Greece is a safe place to travel to this summer. For more information please visit

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All food and accommodation is covered by Erasmus+ during the training dates (July 26-August 1st) plus dinner on the 26th and breakfast on the 2nd

Travel reimbursement

For participant’s travel from Netherlands, Germany, Italy or Spain to Greece there is a reimbursement of maximum €275, which will be paid back to you after the training. If your costs are lower, this is what you receive, if they are higher you won’t receive more than the limit. For participants from Greece who have to travel more than 100km the reimbursement is maximum €180, for less than 100km it’s max. €20.

Participation fee

We ask for a participation fee of €25 euro, to be paid in advance.

Application

 

Organiser:

Stichting voor Actieve Geweldloosheid (Foundation for Active Nonviolence) – Youth NGO

Phone: +30619810892

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Conference The Net is Working – Volunteering and Human Rights Education Online Conference

Dates: 3-6 June 2020

Venue: Online, Germany

Eligible are 100 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 1st June 2020

An online conference aimed to share best practices of international volunteering and human rights project S.P.I.D.E.R., learn about human rights situation and education initiatives in various communities, network and create ideas for new projects.

General Description

Join the online conrefence to find out about the best practices of international volunteering and human rights project S.P.I.D.E.R. (Greifswald, Germany), learn about human rights situation and education initiatives in various communities, network and create ideas for new projects.

In the programme:

  • International Sewing Social Cooperative and Art-Project Presentation
  • Getting to know Turbina Pomerania Team, Presentation of Digital Cafe
  • Webinar “How Human Rights Defend Us During Pandemy”
  • Video series “Gender perspective on climate change”
  • Workshop of QUBE, Queer educational and anti-discrimination project from Greifswald
  • Workshop “Defending Human Rights worldwide”
  • “CO2 Emissions and Compensation” (German Language Podcast)Webinar “Human rights situation and challenges in Poland today. Racism and Xenofobia in time of Corona”
  • Schkitzen gymnastik creative workshop
  • Documentary Film “Solidarity According To Women”
  • One Cross-Border Volunteering Experience for Many – a Video Story
  • Networking Workshop from Turbina Pomerania

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Internationaler Freiwilligendienst Turbina Pomerania – ein Projekt des Kultur – und Initiativenhaus Greifswald e.V.

Co-organiser:

European Voluntary Service and German Federal Voluntary Service

Phone: +49 (0) 3834 / 773 78 82

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Turbina Pomerania Team

E-Mail: volunteers@straze.de

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Conference – 3rd Europe & Western Balkans Youth Meeting: Using the EU youth programmes as vehicles for positive societal change

Dates: 9 June 2020

Venue: Online, Slovenia

Eligible are 40 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 30th May 2020

This 3rd Europe-Western Balkans Youth Meeting offers a space to jointly explore the value and potential of Europe – Western Balkans cooperation, get inspired by successful practices and think about ways forward under the new EU youth programmes.

General Description

The Europe-Western Balkan youth meetings aim to initiate reflection and dialogue among youth workers and other stakeholders in the youth field from the WB region and other European countries about the role of European and cross-border cooperation (in particular the European youth programmes Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps) in supporting societal change, further development of youth work and youth policy and European integration.

With a view to the new generation of European youth programmes, this 3rd Europe-WB Youth Meeting offers to meet, listen, explore and discuss one day together online, to take stock of the achievements of EU – WB cooperation of the past years and reflect about what is needed to increase impact and encourage ways forward in the next years.

Reflect with us about the value and potential of cooperation and get inspired by successful practices!

This online meeting aims to offer some inspiring information accompanied by smaller spaces for joint exploration and reflection, including an interactive panel discussion, Q&A sessions and participatory workshops.

Several practitioners from youth work practice, training and research, all with extensive experience in European cooperation, will explore together with the participants the relevance of transnational cooperation for stimulating further development of youth work and youth policy and the added value of linking youth work practice, research and policy, in the specific EU-Western Balkans context.

Our experts will also share their thoughts on how their projects have made an impact and what is needed to move ahead.

You can find the list of panel speakers and workshops as well as the draft programme overview attached.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

This activity is organised in cooperation with the National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps of Croatia, Germany, North Macedonia and Slovenia.

Phone: 0038614304747

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack 3rd Europe & Western Balkans Youth Meeting.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sonja Mitter

E-mail: suzana.puhar@movit.si

E-Mail: sonja.mitter@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: ETS Trainer Skills Workshop (TSW) – Coaching mind-set and coaching skills for trainers

Dates: 7-11 September 2020

Venue: Hamburg, Germany

Eligible are 24 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: 20th July 2020

This is a skills-oriented workshop for trainers with a long-term experience in the youthfield, who have been in touch with coaching/mentoring practices & want to explore these approaches further when it comes to designing & delivering training activities.

General Description

Training Skills Workshops (TWS) are organised in the context of European Training Strategy which aims at developing trainers’ competences as outlined in the ETS Competence Model For Trainers.

TSWs are for trainers having a long-term experience with training in the field of youth. The workshop is for trainers who wish to develop their competence with regard to particular areas/skills and transfer the learning to their youth work practice. Every time TSW has a different thematic focus for certain skills development.

The TSW 2020 in Germany is in particular for trainers in the field of youth who are curious about what they can further learn from coaching/mentoring (no need to have prior expertise but to at least have been in touch with these practices) and who are ready to reflect about own practice and enrich it with some coaching/mentoring approaches and techniques. The team of the TSW is composed of Laimonas Ragauskas and Darko Markovic.

Intentions

The workshop aims at expanding trainers’ competences with regard to methods and skills connected to coaching (and to a certain extent: mentoring) in the training design and practice in the field of youth.

This TSW will tackle dimensions such as:

  • Approaching training design and delivery from a coaching mind-set
  • Reflection on the trainer role in the learning process
  • Essential coaching skills for trainers
  • Coaching individuals and groups in the training context
  • Supporting participants’ learning and development with coaching tools

More precisely, the TSW will explore a series of specific skills related to coaching in training, such as: supporting participants in defining their (development/action) goals, listening at deeper levels, asking coaching questions, recognising the potential, getting the group unstuck, opening new perspectives, etc.

Hence, it is important to highlight that this is not a course on coaching, but a short and intensive workshop on using coaching/mentoring skills in designing training activities.

Schedule

Arrivals during 5 September (dinner is foreseen for everyone).

The programme starts on 7 September the morning and ends on 11 September at 13:00, hence, the departures should be arranged not earlier than 15:30 (flying time).

NB! Please keep in mind your commitment to attend the full duration of the TSW programme.

NB! For this training, participants will be accommodated in double rooms, no exceptions possible.

Target Group

TSWs are targeting trainers:

  • active and experienced trainers in the youth field
  • interested in further developing their
  • ready to reflect on their role as trainers
  • interested in developing their coaching/mentoring skills
  • able to communicate in English
  • available to participate in the whole duration of the workshop.

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:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Training & Cooperation – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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.