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Training Course Camino: Training on value-based assistance

Dates: 26 August – 2 September 2019

Venue: Benediktbeuern, Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th June 2019

CAMINO is a training course on value-based assistance in NFE. It aims at training experienced educators and trainers in youth work to become equipped in dealing with intra and interreligious dialogue within an intercultural youth work setting.

General Description

DBYN has a tradition of using intra- and interreligious dialogue in non-formal education. In our educational methodology we refer to this as value-based assistance or Salesian chaplaincy.

It allows young people from all worldviews to share their values in life, refraining from any form of proselytism. This preventive approach puts young people in the centre. It builds their intercultural and social competences allowing them to see through cultural and religious stereotypes. These competences enable their participation in building their local communities through their active engagement as volunteers.

Project summary

CAMINO is a 6-day training course on value-based assistance in non-formal education. It aims at training experienced educators and trainers in youth work to become equipped in dealing with intra-and interreligious dialogue within an intercultural youth work setting.

With this training course, DBYN wants to commit developing and transferring our expertise in interreligious dialogue from grassroots level to European level.

The training course takes place in Benediktbeuern, Germany from the 26th of August until the 2nd of September 2019.

Aims

The main aim of this training course is to develop and implement a qualitative learning programme on value-based assistance in non-formal education, aimed at generating strategic impact on DBYN and the wider European youth sector. In order to put achieve this aim, we put forward 3 objectives:

  • To train 25 young educators and trainers in value-based assistance through a qualitative non-formal learning programme, aimed at setting up a sustainable pool of Salesian chaplains.
  • To collect new methods, approaches, insights and policy recommendations for value-based assistance within non-formal learning, from the perspective of intra- and interreligious dialogue, and make them available as resource through online platforms.
  • To develop a qualitative non-formal learning programme, and publish it the format of a training manual which can be disseminated within our network, to other faith-based INGYOs and the wider European youth sector.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Youth Foundation.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

  • Germany, €  40,00
  • Czech Republic, € 100,00
  • Austria, € 160,00
  • Slovenia, € 200,00
  • Ukraine, € 210,00
  • Netherlands, € 220,00
  • Belgium, France, Montenegro,  € 230,00
  • Malta, United Kingdom, € 240,00
  • Spain, € 260,00
  • Slovakia, € 280,00
  • Ireland, Italy, € 320,00
  • Poland, € 330,00

Participation fee

Each participant is invited to contribute to this course with €90

Application

 

Organiser:

Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw – Youth NGO

Phone: 003216487880

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Camino Germany.pdf

Contact for questions:

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PBA: Money Does not Grow on Trees

Dates: 1-8 July 2019

Venue: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic   

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Lithuania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 17th June 2019

Learning how to take care of money at a young age can be crucial in ensuring good finances later in life. By implementing the two-phase project, we want to contribute to financial literacy in society by educating young people in their personal finances.

General Description

Learning how to take care of money at a young age can be crucial in ensuring good finances later in life. By implementing the two-phase project “Money does not grow on trees” under Erasmus+ program, we want to contribute to financial literacy in society by educating young people in their personal finances.

We think it is our responsibility to prepare the next generation to manage their financial affairs.

The project “Money does not grow on trees” is consisted out of 2 parts. The first part is the Partnership building activity or PBA. It is targeted for teachers, organization representatives and youth workers or anyone that has knowledge of financial literacy and would like to share his/her knowledge.

Together, we will concept the second phase, which is the Training Course (TC) for youth, and show young people how to deal with their own financial affairs.

Objectives:

  • Bringing professionals together to learn from each other and to share the best practices
  • Form new partnership bonds that could continue in the form of Erasmus+ initiatives/projects by using non-formal tools
  • Analysis of specific problems/ issues related to educational programs and approach to financial literacy.
  • Based on this knowledge, preparing sessions for the second project phase (creating methodology and program for the training course.)

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

Travel costs will be reimbursed based on distance band and original receipts/tickets and provided bank account after the event.

  • Czech Republic – 20 euro
  • Slovak Republic – 180 euro
  • Germany, Lithuania – 275 euro
  • France – 820 euro

Participation fee

Each participant is invited to contribute to this course with 20 Euros.

A modest contribution from participants to the overall costs of a project helps to create a sense of investment and ownership as well as participants tend to value what they receive more when they have contributed to it. Those costs will contribute to the implementation of the project activities and raising the quality of the educational part as well as the overall project management.

Application

 

Organiser:

KURO Hradec Kralove z.s. – Youth NGO

Phone: +420731935938

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Money Wisdom.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Youth Exchange – One Step Ahead: Outdoor games and employability

Dates: 15 – 24 July 2019

Venue: Bansko, Bulgaria

We are looking for 2 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 50 participants coming from: Cyprus, Georgia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,
Malta, Bulgaria

Application deadline: 02nd June 2019

The idea of the project is to create a playful environment in which you will be encouraged to explore your own capabilities, to put your values into practice and to be inspired by yourself and the others.

General Description

One Step Ahead is all about exploring the topic of employability through various games and activities happening outside, in nature. You will have the chance to bring your own questions and activities, to exchange them with others and to experience a dynamic learning opportunity.

In 10 days you will create and experiment within an intercultural group of 50 youngsters from 10 different countries.

You will:

  •  play and learn outside in different settings
  •  discover your skills and put them into practice
  •  initiate and create games/activities for the others
  •  work together with youngsters from different countries

Project’s objectives:

  •  Personal development
  •  Games

The exchange will consist of the following parts:

  • Experiencing – you will be participating in the games & workshops organised by the Group Leaders
  • Creating – in small international groups you will be organising games and activities for each other
  • Exploring – this will be the time to put all your improved skills in practice while going on an outdoor adventure in Bulgaria

What can you get out of the Project:

A chance to explore:

  •  what happens if you change your perspective on employability
  •  how you can take initiative and what does this bring to you
  •  what is your working style within a group
  •  what are your unique strengths and how can you use them

  •  how to cooperate with others towards a common goal
  •  how you can connect with youngsters from different countries
  •  how to guide your own learning
  •  how to develop activities from the idea until realisation

As a participant you are:

  • 18-23 years old committed to be part YE as well as the dissemination events (preferably without working experience and facing difficulties in finding work opportunities)
  • active and creative interested in outdoor activities and games
  • excited to work with the topic of nemployability through a different nperspective

Follow-up:
After the exchange you will have time and space for reflection, as well as for planning the next steps with nyour national team:

You will be creating at least one outdoor activity or game back home as well as write an article about your experience in Bulgaria.

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Krisztina Erdélyi
Krisztina (RO) is a facilitator and youth worker in Olde Vechte Foundation where for the past three years she has been supporting youngsters and young adults in their development. Out
of her playfulness, she likes to combine nature and games in order to create learning opportunities.

Anna Marija Bērziņa
Anna (LV) is a freelance project manager and facilitator who is passionate about designing educational programmes for young people. Her energetic attitude, playful spirit and practical approach to learning makes her projects dynamic, fun and insightful.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.

– Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

– Participation fee 35 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Travel Reimbursement: will be made on the spot during the last day if all tickets and boarding passes are presented in original

Application

 

Organizer:

ABS – Youth NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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Training Course: Social Video Makers

Dates: 5-12 August 2019

Venue: Velbert (Essen), Germany

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 21st June 2019

Training Course for Youth Workers and Leaders on video making with social message and using digital tools in youth work.

General Description

The primary goal of the project, is to teach youth workers how to shoot, edit and distribute online videos.

We want to empower youth workers and youth leaders with the skill set and knowledge necessary for them to collaborate with youths in making online video content – videos which would carry strong social messages and which can in some instances lead to significant social change within a local, regional, national or international community.

A particular emphasis of our program will be placed on working with youth workers in developing ways to encourage youth to work on online video projects that promote equity, social cohesion, and active citizenship as well as other European values.

A secondary goal of the project, is to aid youth workers understand the media landscape and in particular how youth interact with modern forms of technology, and some of the negative aspects related to media, including the phenomena and mechanisms of “fake news”.

Group size and Partners:
Target group of this project will be 31 youth workers and active members of youth organizations coming from Germany, France, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Italy, Estonia,
Spain, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia

Working Language of the training course is English.

Profile of the Participants:
· Age from 18+
· Youth workers, youth leaders, activists;
· Able to work in English;

· Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she
gets back, act as multipliers;
· Active learners, available for the whole duration of the course and ready to share their experience and knowledge;
· Motivated to take an active part in all the stages of the training course.

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 in the hostel (3-4 participants per room) and food (3 meals per day) .

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs of participants from the eligible countries will be reimbursed after the event up to the following amount:

  • The maximum travel reimbursement sum is 275 Euro

Participation fee

40 Euro per pax

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend, Bildung und Kultur e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Social Video makers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalia Seriakova

E-Mail: nataseriakova@yahoo.de

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Training Course: What about Human Rights?

Dates: 22 July – 1 August 2019

Venue: Sępólno Krajeńskie, Poland

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 12th June 2019

The main idea of this training course is to gather youth workers to increase their knowledge on relevant human rights topics, to create their own human rights projects and implement them in their local communities.

General Description

The main idea of this training course is to gather 27 youth workers from Poland, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta, and Romania that are ready to develop the competences (knowledge, attitudes and skills) of youth worker practitioners (including leaders of informal groups, teachers, trainers, coaches, social workers, etc.) to create their own human rights projects based on their personal interests, talents, and hobbies.

Participants will gain awareness and education about relevant human rights issues in Europe and will be equipped with the tools and skills necessary to create their own human rights projects to affect change on the local level, in their communities.

The project consists of 3 phases:

1. Training Course (JULY 22 – AUGUST 1, 2019, Sępólno Krajeńskie, Poland). By the end of Phase 1 of the project, 27 youth workers will increase their knowledge on relevant human rights topics in Europe and the life cycle of a project. They will gain a pragmatic understanding of what actions they can take to address and prevent these issues in their local contexts, and develop personal visions for how to implement their own community development project addressing human rights.

2. Implementation of Worked out Tools (August – November 2019, countries of participants). By Phase 2 of the project, 27 youth workers will have developed their project management skills and put into practice their project visions for change developed during Phase 1. They will gain practical and tangible experience of tackling human rights issues in their local communities.

3. Evaluation Meeting (November 15-18, 2019, Sępólno Krajeńskie, Poland). By the end of Phase 3 of the project, 27 youth workers will have evaluated and reflected on their work in their local communities. They will be more inclined to see themselves as human rights activists, capable of progress on the local level. In turn, they will also develop next steps of how to affect more change on the local level following the project.

To be selected participants must be able and willing to take part in ALL 3 phases of the project!

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

Travel expenses will be reimbursed at flat rates depending on travel distance:

  • Spain: up to 360 euros/person;
  • Germany, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta, Romania: up to 275 euros/person;
  • Poland: 0 euros/person.

Participation fee

Non applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Stowarzyszenie “Dorośli – Dzieciom” – Youth NGO

Phone: +48 600062665

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: WAHR InfoPack for Participants.pdf

Contact for questions:

Daniel Wargin

E-Mail: daniello13@wp.pl

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Study Visit Mind yourself: Study Visit on the mental health and young people

Dates: 17-20 September 2019

Venue: Ireland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Ireland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 22nd July 2019

A Study Visit on the continuum of mental health and mental ill health & Youth. The study visit is for youth workers to network, to share good practices/ experiences and to inspire for national and international youth projects.

General Description

A Study Visit on the continuum of mental health and mental ill health & Youth. The study visit is for youth workers to network, to share good practices/experiences and to inspire for national and international youth projects.

Objectives:

  • Built youth workers competences around the continuum of mental health and mental ill health for youth workers
  • Showcase examples of different practices on local and national level in Ireland
  • Sharing practices amongst participants on local realities
  • Support networking opportunities for future cooperation
  • Provide support project development in Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps
  • This study visit is organised by four National Agencies: NA Belgium-FL, NA Ireland, NA Belgium-FR and NA UK.

The study visit exists of 3 phases:

1. National preparation by each National Agency where the participants will get to know each other on local level and will be informed on the opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps and on the support offered by the NA.

2. Study visit to Ireland, Dublin in September 2019

3. Follow-up phase on national level by the NA: support in project development, offer other (international) training opportunities.

These three phases allows the study visit to fully focus on sharing good practices, getting inspiration and creating new ideas on how youth work can play a role on mental health issues that youngsters are facing in our current society.

The study visit will not be directly focused on writing new project proposals, but will allow partner finding and developing first project ideas.

Target Group:

  • Youth workers and leaders who daily work with young people with mental health issues in both mainstream and specialized organisations,
  • Youth workers willing to develop their skill set in the field of mental health,
  • Youth workers new/experienced to the European Youth programmes and mental health topics

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:

Léargas – National Agency

Co-organisers:

JINT – National Agency

Bureau International Jeunesse – National Agency

Erasmus+ UK National Agency – National Agency

Phone: +353 1 887 1260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Mind Yourself Dublin.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-mail: yannick.deschaepmeester@jint.be

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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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Conference On track 3: Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations

Dates: 22-26 October 2019

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 80 participants coming from: Austria, 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 16th June 2019

This cross-sectoral conference will address the NEET issues and showcase good practices, with the emphasize on cooperation between youth work and other sectors (formal education, employment, social & business sector…).

General Description

Theme: Young People in a NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) situation.

Conference “On Track” is part of the SALTO Inclusion & Diveristy, as well as the Turkish NA, a longer-term strategic approach to reach young people who are excluded from the system and see how we can reconnect them to society and improve their opportunities in life.

The SALTO ID research & publication on NEET issues “On track – Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations” has been published in 2015. The 1st editon of the conference took place in Slovakia in 2016 and the 2nd in Turkey in 2018.

General aim: To support collaboration and exchange between professionals from different sectors in order to create better opportunities for young people in a NEET situation and enable their active involvement in society and integration into the labour market.

Objectives:

  • To explore different NEET realities across Europe and different types of practices or tools at all levels.
  • To exchange the variety of ways of working with young people in a NEET situation and highlight the possibility of cross-sectoral partnership projects.
  • To share resources on working with young people in a NEET situation, such as the SALTO Inclusion and Diversity study “On Track”.
  • To promote the value of international youth work for young people in NEET situations and the possibilities of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

Profile of participants: 80 professionals with experience working on the issue of vulnerable young people in NEET situations (face-to-face workers as well as managers/decision makers). International experience is not a must.

  • Youth workers/youth leaders ( grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people in a NEET situation)
  • Teachers, school support staff, alternative education staff, vocational programme staff
  • Social workers, representatives of social services
  • Local authorities/policy makers responsible for social provision
  • Employers, apprenticeships programmes, employment agencies, job centres, job clubs, job coaches

  • Researchers, academics with focus on NEET
  • Other sector professionals directly working with young people: health, justice, sports, police, education, trade unions, welfare

from Erasmus+: Youth Programme Countries & Eastern Partnership countries and Russian Federation and not attended the previous conference

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:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and NA Turkey – National Agency

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule NEET Conference Istanbul.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic

E-Mail: inclusion@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.