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PBA Solidarity: Opening the door to new volunteering fields

Dates: 24-29 May 2020

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 30 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

The event aims to bring together different organisations, newcomers and the ones that have experience and are interested in new fields of volunteering.

General Description

How can European Solidarity Corps – volunetering projects be implemented in fields such as climate change, social economy, libraries and museums, online activism, intergenerational dialogue, human rights and other areas?

This networking event aims to bring together new and experienced organisations who are interested to become part of the European Solidarity Corps community; a community of active organisations that goes beyond by exploring new volunteering areas and co-creates relevant opportunities through an inspiring process.

Objectives:

  • Create a frame for sharing experience in the field of volunteering, from different areas of expertise
  • Discuss and understand Solidarity as one of the core values in volunteering
  • Explore new fields of volunteering beyond the outreach of the former European Voluntary Service programme
  • Motivate the organisations to join the European Solidarity Corps community
  • Support networking between organisations and encourage them to establish trans-national projects in the framework of the European Solidarity Corps programme

Target group

The event is for participants with the following background:

  • Newcomer organisations / institutions interested in stepping in the Solidarity Corps volunteering action, with or without the Quality Label.
  • Experienced organisations interested to have new partners in new fields of volunteering
    Programme and methodology

The event is an networking activity that aims to generate new partnerships across Europe for volunteering. The programme will be based on the principles of non-formal learning. The methods used will be interactive and participatory. There will be space for participants to share thier experience and expertize in all types of volunteering. The programme includes field visits in Budapest.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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 involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps 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.

Application

 

Organiser:

European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre – SALTO Resource Centre

Co-organisers:

  • Hungarian National Agency (Tempus Public Foundation – Erasmus+ YOUTH Unit) (National Agency)
  • Austrian National Agency (IZ -Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog und Bildung) (National Agency)
  • Finish National Agency (Finnish National Agency for Education’s (EDUFI) (National Agency)

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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Contact for questions:

Ildiko Gulacsi

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu

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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Seminar GamifyEU: Creativity Lab

Dates: 29 March – 3 April 2020

Venue: Parnu, Estonia

Eligible are 60 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

The aim of the creativity lab is to bring together young people, gamers, youth workers, educators to work together on understanding how to use gamification as a tool to provide new digital learning content and develop new gamified concepts.

General Description

European elections 2019 are behind us and the young people had their say!

According to Eurobarometer, we saw that the largest increase in participation in the elections was in under 25 and 25-39 age groups. The high turnout in the 2019 European elections was driven by a surge in participation by young people and the fact that more people believe that their vote counts.

However, our work is far from done – we are aiming at engaging European citizens to question themselves about the kind of Europe they want in the near future. In order to do so, young people should be the key actors and the first ones to be addressed, as they can be leaders and multipliers in identifying and fostering concrete innovative ways towards a more democratic, equal and inclusive Union.

Young activists talk about the European Union often. About its rights and wrongs, why it is helpful and how they wish it would be better. It is expected that others also know about the EU, how it works and why it exists, but are people around us really aware of how the EU came to be? What each body does and how they operate? It is important to get to know the EU if we want to advocate for more rights at the European level.

During 2019, we have developed the online platform www.gamifyEU.org in which we are taking you on a journey of discovery through the history, principles, and purpose of the European Union. We will go on a quest to better understand the EU, from its origins all the way into the present and future. Play your way through Europe, learning more and more about the EU. By playing GamifyEU online game, you will learn some fun facts about Europe and test your knowledge about the EU institutions.

Now, we want to challenge both young people and youth workers to discuss, learn about and new forms of engagement of young people online and offline because for young people the digital possibilities are endless and are a natural part of their lives. Many in the youth work sector are starting to recognize this and to respond to this need that young people have. However, despite the steps forward the youth work sector is taking, it is still far behind the formal education and business sectors as a whole and even further behind the ‘needs’ and experiences of the young people we work with.

The digital world has not been so much appealing to youth workers, because it has had elements of individualism and competition which is incompatible with the principles of youth work stands for:

  • equality of opportunity,
  • solidarity,
  • social justice,
  • critical thinking,
  • cooperation and care.

However, having an open mind-set and skills are important and valuable for all youth leaders and youth workers nowadays, to be able to provide holistic support to young people and cope with the online-offline spaces.

The aim of the creativity lab is to bring together young people, gamers, youth workers, educators to work together on understanding how to use gamification as a tool to provide new digital learning content and develop new gamified concepts and content following the Engage, Connect and Empower concept of the EU Youth Strategy.

During the Creativity Lab we will be:

  • Rethinking and creating new gamified content on topics related to the European values, solidarity, social and human rights following the Engage, Connect and Empower concept of the EU Youth Strategy
  • Learning on how to gamify and digitalise different aspects of youth work
  • Developing guidelines on how to use the gamified content online for educational and youth work-related activities
  • Reflecting on the dimensions and values of non-formal education, youth work and human rights education and assess the links with gaming
  • Analysing diverse non-formal education activities and create proposals for their gamification online
  • Sharing examples of good practice that will serve as inspiration for the new gamified content

After the creativity lab, participants are expected to organise workshops/events/gatherings with young people in their local communities and try out the outcomes of the lab.

Programme of the creativity lab will have the following structure:

  • What is gamification and how to use it for learning? How to digitalise different aspects of youth work and non-formal education – concepts and practices
  • What is out there – examples of gamification as a learning tool (experts and speakers)
  • We can do it – developing concepts for the new games
  • Recommendations and guidelines on gamification in education and youth work

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Organisers will cover costs of food and accommodation. Participants will be expected to share the rooms.

Travel reimbursement

Organisers will reimburse 70% of 250 EUR of maximum travel costs per participant, based on the real costs occurred, provided that all the invoices and boarding passes are sent to the organisers within a month after the event has happened.

In case the travel costs are higher, participants can discuss raising the limit with the organisers.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

Organiser:

Youth for Exchange and Understanding – Youth NGO

Phone: +3227207617

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vladimir Mitrovic

E-Mail: info@yeu-international.org

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Training Course Time Travellers: The European Perspective

Dates: 15-23 May 2020

Venue: Ključ, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo*, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 1st April 2020

The training aims at transferring a methodology to implement and strengthen youth work in the field of remembrance. It builds on the principals of living memories by putting participants into their own and genuine historical perspective.

General Description

The training aims to deconstruct one of the sources of nationalism and racism, which is the concept of national history as provided in the framework of most curricula in European countries nowadays.

The training course “Time Travellers – The European Perspective” aims at transferring a methodology to implement and strengthen youth work in the field of remembrance and commemoration. It builds on the principals of living memories by putting young participants into the center of their own and genuine historical perspective and to create a personal and a local context of historical experience.

In result national history, which is in many cases also the history of living conflicts, retreats and personal history becomes the defining angle. This training course is aimed to transfer a large number of non-formal methods, which we have developed over the course of time and activities. We will introduce participants and their organisation to the different approved methods, techniques and activities, as well as means of dissemination and exploitations of our results.

The ultimate aim is to motivate and equip the participants to apply these tools in their own local and regional environment with their youth and to promote the principles of peaceful remembrance. Thereby they can support dialogue in their own societies and an atmosphere of understanding and last but not least a renewed curiosity for often underestimated topics of history: social development, emancipation, human rights and European common values.

The Training course will take place in Ključ, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Participants should be mainly from youth organisations that want to improve their profile through new approaches in the field of remembrance work and anti-racism trainings and youth work in intercultural contexts.

Participants will have a personal experience of the former war torn Bosnia and Herzegovina. They will learn new skills of research borrowed from social sciences that improve their experiences in needs assessment of future project. They will learn the methodology of “time travelling” into personal and local history.

The impact on the local surrounding will be that of recognition and respect. The organisations will profit from new ways of approaching anti-racism and trainings against xenophobia. Participants will be introduced to new applications and methods to improve the visibility of their own rural surrounding.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs are covered by the organizers.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed as follows:

  • Albania, Czech Republic, Kosovo*, The Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia = 180 EUR per person
  • Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey  = 275 EUR per person
  • Armenia = 360 EUR per person

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Mostar Friedensprojekt e.V. – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • DINARA FORUM – DINARA L’ATENAU IZ KLJUCA – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 331 2010460

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mostar Friedensprojekt e.V.

E-Mail: mostarfp@yahoo.de

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Training Course ETS: COMETS on Being Civically Engaged

Dates: 6-12 June 2020

Venue: Germany

Eligible are 24 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries, Eastern Partnership Countries

Application deadline: 5th April 2020

Training for Trainers focusing on the dimension of being civically engaged, based on the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level.

General Description

In the context of the European Training Strategy (ETS) the SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO T&C RC) developed the Competence Model for Trainers Working at International Level. The COMETS training courses – or rather learning experiences – were developed as a support for trainers in their competence development, each course focusing on one competence area of the above-mentioned model.

Hence, with this call, JUGEND für Europa, the German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme together with SALTO T&C RC invite trainers to take part in this seventh edition of COMETS: ‘Being civically engaged’.

This particular dimension from the model encompasses the following competences:

  •  Linking (youth) policies and educational programmes
  • Integrating political values and beliefs in the context of the trainers work
  • Supporting learners in developing political thinking
  • Applying democracy and human rights principles

Taking the above into account, the intentions of the course are:

  •  To explore the personal, internal and external influences on the role of trainers (politics, policies, environment, social and economical contexts, etc.);
  • To reflect and share on the notions of ethics and ethos of trainers;
  • To work on the attitudes of trainers with regards to authenticity, openness, curiosity and dealing with personally challenging values and beliefs;
  • To reflect on and explore the possible limits of the ‘civic/political role of trainers’ in their practice;
  • To reflect on human rights principles and human rights education in the work of trainers.

COMETS training courses intend principally to offer trainers a space to reflect, exchange and contrast their practice and understanding with regard to a certain ETS competence area. The main purpose is to enable participants to take further steps in their professional practice.

This is not a classical training course in the sense of receiving tools and development of the practical aspect of being a trainer. The focus of a COMETS is more introspective, requiring self-examination of practice, attitude, understanding and behaviour, as well as a desire to improve in one’s practice.

No matter the focus on each course, COMETS are all based on a series of principles, which are:

  •  Awareness: me – the group – the field – the context;
  • Readiness to question and to review practice;
  • Readiness to stretch boundaries;
  • Being explicit about choices as trainers;
  • Integrity: Walk the talk!
  • Giving space to the whole person: body – mind – soul – heart;
  • Awareness: Being here as learner in a community of learners;
  • Giving to Caesar what’s Caesars’: acknowledging [re]sources of practice.

The team of trainers for this COMETS edition are Christin Voigt and Nik Paddison. Following the selection process, the training team will contact the participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme. This is to ensure that the needs of the participants will be taken into account in order to maximise the potential the course offers.

Participant profile:

COMETS is a non-classical training for trainers which provides advanced trainers at international level with opportunities to come together to reflect upon, discuss and develop. In the context of COMETS, ‘advanced’ means that the trainer-learner has the capacity to direct their own learning and in particular, the ability to self-assess their own competences.

The general aims of the COMETS training courses are:

  •  To contribute to quality development of youth work and of training practise in the field;
  • To put the ETS competence model into practice;
  • To support National Agencies and other youth sector organizations in working with trainers on competence development;
  • To contribute to the professional development of trainers in the field.

Please find attached the guiding principles developed for the COMETS training courses and at  further information around the series of COMETS.

In cooperation with some Erasmus+ Youth Programme National Agencies SALTO T&C RC has developed a strategy to provide opportunities for trainers to develop their competences according to their needs and needs of training providers like National Agencies. Please find more information 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.

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC 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 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

Available downloadsInfoPack COMET Training Course.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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Training Course Creating Safer Spaces: Human Rights and Diversity as Foundations in Youth Work

Dates: 2-5 March 2020

Venue: Helsinki, Finland

Eligible are 30 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 10th January 2020

The training discusses the understanding of human rights in youth work by looking at examples of groups that may face exclusion. How can we make youth work spaces safe for all kinds of young people?

General Description

After completing the training cource the participants will have more knowledge and understanding on

  • the human rights system both as a set of legal obligations and a tool for change within youth work
  • minority stress affecting the everyday life of minority youth

  • safer spaces thinking in youth work
  • exploring methods that enable youth workers to discuss human rights with young people
  • how to support the equal participation of different groups (e.g. trans and non-binary youth and youth with disabilities) in youth work activities

The training will consist of presentations and panels, exercises, visits and dialogue both among the participants and with experts by experience.

The participants will have a possibility to share experiences, ideas, materials and good practices with each other. The participants are encouraged to reflect on their own practices and how they could bring human rights education into their own activities.

Trainers: Human Rights Advisers Eeva Tupi and Aija Salo from the Finnish League for Human Rights with guest speakers and experts by experience (TBC).

Pre-task for Selected Participants

Those selected to the training will be required to finish a pre-task on the youth work and human rights practices in their own country and own organisation. This task will be sent to the selected participants after the selection and the results will be discussed in the training.

Participant Profile

This is a training for adults who work with/for young people in a youth work setting. The training is recommended for youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, youth project managers, youth policy makers, youth coaches and other adults working directly with young people in youth work settings or developing the organisation activities.

We require the participants to have a relevant role in their own youth work organisation so that the new ideas created in this training can be put into practice in the youth organisation’s everyday work. Volunteers in a youth organisation should have a relevant role in organising the activities of the organisation and being able to change the work culture of it.

The participants are not required to have previous experience on human rights but they should be interested in developing their understanding and skills to take human rights into account in youth work

Accessibility Information

In case you have any accessibility needs, please inform the organiser about them as soon as possible. The organiser will try to meet all accessibility needs.

Eastern Partnership and Russia

Applicants from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia can apply. We can include 2-3 participants from the neighbouring region. The selection of EaP+RU participants is made by SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus in Warsaw, Poland.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The Finnish National Agency will cover the board and lodging of participants. They will most obviously share a room with someone else in a hotel/hostel level accommodation.

Travel reimbursement

Every country organises travelling to international activities differently. Only the representatives in your own National Agency can answer questions on how travel reimbursement is organised in your country. After the selection has been made, you can consult them about the rules in your country.

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

Participants from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia: The Finnish National Agency will cover your travel costs and visa costs. The selected participants will get instructions on how to organise their travel after the selection.

Participation fee

The Finnish National Agency does not charge a participation fee.

Application

Organiser:

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • The Finnish League for Human Rights

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Programme Creating Safer Spaces.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

Antalya

Training Course Community-Based Paralegals: New Tactics on Human Rights

Dates: 15-22 December 2019

Venue: Antalya, Turkey

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Croatia, France, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 24th November 2019

The training is based on the legal empowerment model to increase the competences of youth workers for working with vulnerable populations to increase their knowledge related to legal issues specifically based social rights.

General Description

The planned training course works on empowerment and conflict management in the context of youth services and youth policies and it is focused to increase the awareness of youth workers on social problems and make them taking initiative on changing the issues that the social excluded young people facing in their daily life.

Therefore, we planned to implement this project to increase the capacities of youth workers as well as the young people long run to teach them about human rights violations ( i.e. discrimination in work place / or during the study due to skin color, race or religion etc. ) and tackle with this violations through out the legal empowerment in European Context by qualifying youth workers as paralegals. As a result of that, the participants will be enabled to design, implement and evaluate their own paralegal support mechanisms and they will be able to deliver counseling for the socially excluded young people.

Objectives of the training activity:
1) To increase awareness of youth workers on human rights violations and qualifying them as change makers to address the legal needs of disadvantaged societies;
2) To address the common issues that socially excluded people are facing ( gender-based violence, sexual abuse, racism, discrimination ) and its legal effects;
3) To inform youth workers about New Tactics on Human Rights and raise an awareness and create a knowledge about fundamental human rights;
4) To create further partnerships on human rights and cross-cutting issues.

The training course on legal empowerment and para-legal counseling will focused on : human rights violations, the legal procedures, new tactics on human rights, social rights and counselling for socially excluded people and Erasmus+ Programme. It will be implemented for 8 days ( including arrival and departure times ) between 15-22 December 2019 with involvement of the participants from 9 countries.

Methodology of the Training Course:
The methods will be based on the newly developed curricula and based on the EU Training Manuals ( Compass, All Different and All Equal Education Pack developed by CoE ) and Theory of Change Methodology.

Furthermore, the trainers will develop new methodologies from their own toolkits. The methods will be based on experiential learning and non-formal education methodology to foster the self-directed learning process of participants and increase their involvement to the training courses.

The trainers will implement activities based on individual reflections, group work, plenary debates, team-building exercises as well as complex simulations, role plays and forum theatre methodologies to increase the emotional and cognitive involvement of participants to the learning process.

Participant Profile :
– 18+ years old;
– have been delivering educational activities or counselling for the young people;
– has a prior exposure to non-formal education activities;
– willing to work at an intercultural setting;
– has attentiveness to learn empowerment programs, legal issues and social rights;
– has a sufficient level of English ( B1-C1 ).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organisation and costs for accomodation and food will be provided free during the training course.

Travel reimbursement

  • Poland, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia 275 EUR
  • France 360 EUR
  • Spain 530 EUR

Participation fee

There is no participation fee is requested.

Application

 

Organiser:

Uluslararası Girişimcilik Derneği – Youth NGO

Phone: +905416945074

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Human Rights.pdf

Contact for questions:

Volkan Canıtez

E-Mail: uluslararasigirisimcilikder07@gmail.com