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Training Course: Out with the burn out!

Dates: 23-31 May 2020

Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 24th April 2020

You will learn how to recognize, prevent and remedy stress and the phenomenon of professional exhaustion known as ‘burn out’, so that you can improve the quality of your youth work and enhance your professional performance and competences.

General Description

The main aim of this training course is to identify challenges youth workers and educators face in daily life and to support them in developing the ability for early recognition of signs of heightened stress and burn out. Building your capacity to identify and prevent burn out, as well as to remedy it, will enhance your emotional resilience, as well as your motivation to perform better within your role.

This training course will focus on some of the main tenets of Emotional Intelligence, i.e. that of self-awareness and self-management. These lie on the foundation of self-observation, which we will have the opportunity to apply in real time, so as to learn how to extract knowledge that helps us become more aware of ourselves and more capable of managing our emotions, so that they serve us and not sabotage us in our roles.

Living in a ‘VUCA’ (vulnerable, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world means that our roles as youth workers and educators have also become more demanding and pressurizing, often leaving us feeling overwhelmed and incapable of effectively managing ourselves, not only in our roles, but also in our relationships. We will learn the value of self-reflection and, in learning how to empathize with others but also with ourselves, through a range of practical tools we will learn how to make our lives easier and more enjoyable!

The methodology of the training course is based on the principles of non-formal education and strongly supports self-reflection, learning through experience and self-directed learning. The programme will include a variety of activities, discussions, workshop sessions, etc. to encourage critical thinking and self-awareness. A strong focus will be put on Coaching as tried-and-tested method for creatively addressing pressing problems; a range of practical, hands-on, easy-to-use tools will be shared and applied in real time. English will be the working language of the training course.

We acknowledge and applaud the fact that young people’s health and well-being is a priority in Erasmus+ Youth Programme and it is also highlighted in the European Youth Strategy.

Specific objectives

  • To identify and acknowledge challenges we face when working with youth
  • To thoroughly learn and experience the value of self-reflection
  • To learn how to empathize with others but also with themselves
  • To improve their Emotional Intelligence through improving their self-awareness and emotional self-management
  • To apply practical tools for recognizing and managing stress, as well as for recognizing, preventing and managing burn out, which can be used for life
  • To enjoy a space for peer learning and support: exchanging relevant experiences and good practices
  • To prioritize self-care and emotional wellness and apply these in holistic, creative ways
  • To understand and appreciate the value of failures and mistakes, rather than be ‘burdened’ by them; to be able to convey this to their youth groups, as positive role models
  • To recognize the educational value of non-formal learning activities in empowering others

Who can apply?

  1. Youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, people who are directly working with youth and/or youth educational organizations
  2. Youth trainers and educators
  3. Youth team leaders
  4. Working staff of youth organizations
  5. Youth professionals who are motivated to share their work experience and challenges so as to collectively LEARN
  6. Youth professionals who are actively seeking to improve their toolbox and enrich it with new, effective approaches
  7. Youth professionals who are available and willing to take an active part in the FULL duration of the training course
  8. Youth professionals who are over 18 years old and are comfortable in communicating in English

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food during the activity will be arranged for you by ProBudnik Association for the duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

You will be required to book your travel to and from the activity. Travel costs to attend the activity will be reimbursed following full attendance at the activity and should be up to 250 Euro per participant (from Slovakia & Cyprus). Bulgarian participants should travel on their own cost.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

ProBudnik Association – Youth NGO

Phone: +359885905938

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft program Out with the Burn out.pdf

Contact for questions:

Niya Petrova

E-Mail: probudnik@gmail.com

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Training Course: Be active! Make a change in 2020!

Dates: 1-8 May 2020

Venue: St Albans, United Kingdom

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th March 2020

“Be active! Make a change in 2020!”, a 7-day-lasting international seminar with different 8 countries involved: Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Latvia, Italy, Turkey and United Kingdom, designed for youth worker to improve communication and social skills

General Description

“Be active! Make a change in 2020!”, a 7-day-lasting international seminar with different 8 countries involved: Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, Latvia, Italy, Turkey and United Kingdom, 34 participants, designed for youth workers/educators/ youth leaders/facilitators to improve communication and social skills of the youths. The topics addressed are wellbeing, inclusion and social dialogue.

‘Be active! Make a change in 2020!’ project aims to promote quality in youth work projects and their impact through creating a groundwork to build enhanced compassionate, thoughtful and healthy communities where participants can be confident with their emotions, share experiences, develop positive mind-sets and develop tools and strategies designed to address their social issues efficiently and develop their capacity.

Objectives:

  • To explore the concept of wellbeing, how to improve and maintain wellbeing;
  • To familiarise with and better understand how to create healthy, compassionate and supportive communities;
  • To promote values such as social inclusion, tolerance and empathy;
  • To raise attention about non-formal education as a tool to promote integration and fight against racism and xenophobia;
  • To explore concepts as compassion, empathy and mindfulness;
  • To develop youth workers’ skills, competences and knowledge in positive physiology, teamwork, leadership and coaching;
  • To develop their capacity to communicate in compassionate and nonviolent manner;
  • To create space for supporting process and development in order to build up competences of the participants on how be a good learner and how to be creative;
  • To assess and exchange good practices and common pitfalls;
  • To create space for creating new networks and for the fostering of new partnerships in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

Participants

The seminar is designed for leaders working directly with and for young people on a daily basis like youth workers, trainers, teachers, facilitators and community leaders. Participants need to be willing and committed to fully participated during all sessions of the seminar and should furthermore commit to carry out agreed preparatory tasks and be willing to follow-up on the seminar outcomes via active youth work, ideally in co-operation with their partner organisation.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Travel costs, food and accommodation will be covered by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

Following the rules of Erasmus+, the costs of your international travel are covered up to the following total amounts (if you prove that your travel falls into the corresponding distance band).

We will cover your travel costs according to the European Commission travel reimbursement to a maximum amount per country acording to the Erasmus +  distance calculator. Travel for Activity  will be reimbursed up to the following amounts per person:

  • UK – €20 -180 (depending on distance)
  • Latvia and Italy – €275
  • Greece, Romania, Malta and Turkey – €360
  • Cyprus – €530

UK visa fees will also be reimbursed (only if the visa is issued).

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Tree of Colours CIC – Youth NGO

Phone: 07845066110

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Make a change – Be active.pdf

Contact for questions:

Madalina Gheorghe

E-Mail: treeofcolours2020@gmail.com

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Training Course Are You(th) Aware?: Training course on self-awareness and wellbeing in Youth Work

Dates: 17-23 May 2020

Venue: Dworp, Brussels, Belgium – FL

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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 23rd March 2020

Self-awareness and well-being are essential for any person facing the challenges of a fast changing life. This experience-based training will help you to foster these qualities in young people and to become a role model for them.

General Description

To develop competences on how to foster self-awareness and wellbeing in Youth Work.
This training course provides a safe learning space for participants to foster/approach self-awareness and well-being competences in themselves and to multiply among young people through acting as a role model and providing non formal learning.

Objectives of the training

The training consists of a series of workshops based on non formal learning approaches that aim:

  • To enhance the self-awareness of youth workers and young leaders in regards to their personal well-being, enabling them to act as effective role models and multipliers of healthy lifestyles for young people.
  • To develop in youth workers the ability to recognize different youth needs and how to approach them in constructive ways.
  • To provide youth workers with non formal learning tools to cultivate wellbeing and self-awareness in young people.
  • To promote self-awareness and wellbeing as key attributes of happiness and harmony in human life and relationships.

Learning outcomes

  • Participants get time to reflect on themselves
  • Participants increase their self-awareness
  • Participants get opportunities to explore their identity
  • Participants develop knowledge on how to increase self-esteem
  • Participants learn to enhance their well-being
  • Participants reflect on the youth needs of the youth they work with
  • Participants get to know non-formal learning tools to assess youth needs
  • Participants explore their own experiences and knowledge

  • Participants explore educational tools to foster wellbeing in youth
  • Participants get to know different methodologies to increase wellbeing and self-awareness of young people
  • Participants are encouraged to continue their learning practice on wellbeing and self-awareness

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:

JINT vzw – National Agency

Phone: 02 209 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme_on wellbeing in Youth Work.pdf

Contact for questions:

Yannick De Schaepmeester

E-Mail: Yannick.DeSchaepmeester@jint.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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European Solidarity Corps: Life Sharing Project

Dates: 24 February – 24 July 2020 (6 months volunteering project)

Venue: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Eligible is 1 participant coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 18th December 2019

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Solidarity Corps provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.

Description

The volunteer will spend 6 months at Camphill Community, located at the suburbs of Belfast and will work as a volunteer to promote rehabilitation and reintegration of people with fewer opportunities.

Volunteering has always been a fundamental aspect of what is provided at Glencraig. Each year 20 – 40 international volunteers would come and stay for at least a year at Glencraig. Most of these volunteers came from mainland Europe but some came from other Continents, Ireland and other parts of the UK.

In recent years there has been a decline in the number of volunteers coming to Glencraig because of this we set up a pilot project for three Erasmus+ volunteers who arrived in November 2018 and will stay for 1 year.

In order to expand on the pilot project, the Glencraig Life Sharing Project (GLSP) has been set up this will be an inclusive project where volunteers will live and work together with people who have a learning disability. The project will also be open to people with special needs and fewer opportunities.

  • Five days a week the volunteer will support people with a learning disability in one of the houses at Glencraig.
  • The volunteer will also be able to support people with a learning disability in the following inclusive settings: Farm, Garden, Estate, Laundry and Craft workshop.

The volunteer will be involved in volunteering activities for approximately 37.5 hours per week, either in the morning from 7am to 2.30pm or the afternoon/evening from 2pm to 9.30pm.

The volunteer will have two consecutive days off per week and 2.5 days holiday per month spread over the duration of the placement.

The volunteer will be able to access excellent public transport links to the nearby towns of Bangor, Holywood and Belfast. There are ESC volunteers in Belfast and Bangor, Glencraig will encourage volunteers participating in our project to link in with them during their stay. During the longer holiday periods volunteers can use the time to explore the lovely locations on the island of Ireland. Personal protective equipment will be provided but volunteers should bring adequate clothing for all weather conditions.

There will also be the opportunity for the volunteer to participate in the following social and cultural activities:

• Social and cultural activities organised in Glencraig and in the local area
• Participate in cultural projects such as plays, musical performances and activities
• Outdoor adventure, physical exercise and sporting activities
• Take part in activities that raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity, nature protection and the problems associated with climate change

Volunteer profile
The volunteer must be between 18 – 30 years of age at the start of the placement and have an interest in the following:

• Promote and develop inclusion for people with special needs and fewer opportunities
• Willing to engage with people who have a learning disability
• Enthusiastic to work in an environment with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and a wide range of abilities
• Undertake physical work that may be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Willing to engage in social and cultural activities outside of his/her primary volunteering activities
• It helps if the volunteer has a basic foundation in the English language and is willing to develop his/her skills in this language

The volunteer should have an interest in the following ESC topics:

• Health and wellbeing
• Environment and natural protection
• Creativity and Culture

The volunteer will have the possibility to develop his/her knowledge and experience in the following ESC areas:

• Working with disabled people
• Working with children / young people
• Healthcare
• Environment and natural protection
• Arts / music

The volunteer should be interested in developing the following qualities in themselves and others:

• Friendly, approachable and develop positive social relationships with others.
• Patient, supportive, respectful and be able to care for yourself and others.
• Inter cultural learning, the ability to communicate in different languages and by using other communication techniques e.g. Makaton.
• Creativity, with ability to think on your feet and adapt to the environment to provide enriching positive experiences for yourself and others.
• Skills and competence that will support your continual professional and personal development.
• Responsible, positive, enthusiastic attitude, increased understanding and awareness of yourself and others.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. 100% for travel cost (maximum amount see down).

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

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

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

  • Monthly allowance: 220 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Association Camphill Community Glencraig – Youth NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (18-30 years old), residents of Greece.

European Solidarity Corps. Life Sharing Project. United Kingdom

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European Solidarity Corps: Life Sharing Project

Dates: 24 February – 24 July 2020 (6 months volunteering project)

Venue: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Eligible are 1 or 2 participant(s) coming from: Greece

Application deadline: 18th December 2019

ATTENTION: Last call for volunteers!

European Solidarity Corps provides to young volunteers a unique opportunity to live in a foreign country and collaborate with a fair cause, a personal and professional growth experience free of charge.

Description

The volunteer will spend 6 months at Camphill Community, located at the suburbs of Belfast and will work as a volunteer to promote rehabilitation and reintegration of people with fewer opportunities.

Volunteering has always been a fundamental aspect of what is provided at Glencraig. Each year 20 – 40 international volunteers would come and stay for at least a year at Glencraig. Most of these volunteers came from mainland Europe but some came from other Continents, Ireland and other parts of the UK.

In recent years there has been a decline in the number of volunteers coming to Glencraig because of this we set up a pilot project for three Erasmus+ volunteers who arrived in November 2018 and will stay for 1 year.

In order to expand on the pilot project, the Glencraig Life Sharing Project (GLSP) has been set up this will be an inclusive project where volunteers will live and work together with people who have a learning disability. The project will also be open to people with special needs and fewer opportunities.

  • Five days a week the volunteer will support people with a learning disability in one of the houses at Glencraig.
  • The volunteer will also be able to support people with a learning disability in the following inclusive settings: Farm, Garden, Estate, Laundry and Craft workshop.

The volunteer will be involved in volunteering activities for approximately 37.5 hours per week, either in the morning from 7am to 2.30pm or the afternoon/evening from 2pm to 9.30pm.

The volunteer will have two consecutive days off per week and 2.5 days holiday per month spread over the duration of the placement.

The volunteer will be able to access excellent public transport links to the nearby towns of Bangor, Holywood and Belfast. There are ESC volunteers in Belfast and Bangor, Glencraig will encourage volunteers participating in our project to link in with them during their stay. During the longer holiday periods volunteers can use the time to explore the lovely locations on the island of Ireland. Personal protective equipment will be provided but volunteers should bring adequate clothing for all weather conditions.

There will also be the opportunity for the volunteer to participate in the following social and cultural activities:

• Social and cultural activities organised in Glencraig and in the local area
• Participate in cultural projects such as plays, musical performances and activities
• Outdoor adventure, physical exercise and sporting activities
• Take part in activities that raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity, nature protection and the problems associated with climate change

Volunteer profile
The volunteer must be between 18 – 30 years of age at the start of the placement and have an interest in the following:

• Promote and develop inclusion for people with special needs and fewer opportunities
• Willing to engage with people who have a learning disability
• Enthusiastic to work in an environment with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and a wide range of abilities
• Undertake physical work that may be outdoors in a variety of weather conditions
• Willing to engage in social and cultural activities outside of his/her primary volunteering activities
• It helps if the volunteer has a basic foundation in the English language and is willing to develop his/her skills in this language

The volunteer should have an interest in the following ESC topics:

• Health and wellbeing
• Environment and natural protection
• Creativity and Culture

The volunteer will have the possibility to develop his/her knowledge and experience in the following ESC areas:

• Working with disabled people
• Working with children / young people
• Healthcare
• Environment and natural protection
• Arts / music

The volunteer should be interested in developing the following qualities in themselves and others:

• Friendly, approachable and develop positive social relationships with others.
• Patient, supportive, respectful and be able to care for yourself and others.
• Inter cultural learning, the ability to communicate in different languages and by using other communication techniques e.g. Makaton.
• Creativity, with ability to think on your feet and adapt to the environment to provide enriching positive experiences for yourself and others.
• Skills and competence that will support your continual professional and personal development.
• Responsible, positive, enthusiastic attitude, increased understanding and awareness of yourself and others.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. 100% for travel cost (maximum amount see down).

–  Provided health insurance.

  • Food and accommodation is FREE
  • Everything is FREE OF CHARGE for the volunteer!

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

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

  • Monthly allowance: 220 euro for the volunteer (pocket money+food allowance)

Application

 

Organizer:

YiA 18, in partnership with Association Camphill Community Glencraig – Youth NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

E-Mail: yia18plus@gmail.com

Working language: English (basic knowledge)

Profile of participants: Motivated young people (18-30 years old), residents of Greece.