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Conference: Democracy Reloading Launching Conference

Dates: 3-6 November 2020

Venue: Portimáo, Portugal

Eligible are 80 youth workers 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: 30th June 2020

The Conference is about the role and potentials of municipalities in developing local democracy through youth participation in decision-making and will launch an online Toolkit to support the improvement of the relevant competences of municipalities.

General Description

Democracy Reloading is a brand of the national agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Program, grounded in the values and principles of democracy, human rights, equality, and the rule of law.

The online Toolkit is based on a set of 24 competences required for a local (municipal) or regional government to design, implement and evaluate a successful youth participation structures and concepts, to engage young people in the decision-making.

The specific objectives of the Democracy Reloading Launching Conference:

  • To officially introduce and launch the Democracy Reloading Online Toolkit* for municipalities,
  • To present the outcomes and lessons learnt from the Democracy Reloaded activities between 2015-2020 (challenges, requirements, opportunities),
  • To identify ways of using and promoting the online Toolkit,
  • To support the development of relevant national and European networks of stakeholders, practitioners of youth participation in municipal decision-making and local democracy.

Participants will be selected according to the following priorities:

Priority 1: Officers/administrators who work in/for local or regional municipalities in the field of youth policy (relevant elected council representatives are also included),
Priority 2: Youth workers working in the field of youth participation in municipal decision-making (in support of engaging young people in decision-making),
Priority 3: Trainers and consultants experienced in youth participation in decision-making,

The organisers invite representatives of the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the EC-CoE Youth Partnership, the European Committee of the Regions, CoE Congress of Local Authorities, ALDA European Association of Local Democracy, Council of European Municipalities and Regions, SALTO Youth Participation, Europe Goes Local, Intercity Youth Local.

How to apply?

Before applying consult your Erasmus+ National Agency in your country if they can send you to the Democracy Reloading Conference in Portugal from 26-29 May 2020 (and reimburse your travel).

If you have a disability, we gladly send you some pictures of the venue to check if the places are accessible for you.

Follow our Facebook Page to be informed of future Democracy Reloading activities.
Or keep an eye on the European Training Calendar on SALTO.

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

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:

BE-FR National Agency – Bureau International Jeunesse – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • DYPALL Network

Phone: +36302232355

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Laszlo Foldi

E-Mail: Laszlo.FOLDI@cfwb.be

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

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E-learning Webinar: “Participation & Information for A Sustainable Green Europe”

Dates: 24 April 2020

Venue: Online, Estonia

Eligible are 90 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: 21st April 2020

Join our webinar to find out how youth participation and information can lead us closer to a Sustainable Green Europe. The webinar will be carried out by the experts in the field: Johanna Schwarz and Sarah Hadj Ammar.

General Description

Date: April 24, 2020

Time: 2-4PM CET

Venue: zoom.us (link will be sent to selected participants)

This is a second webinar in a series: “Making Youth Participation Visible” where we look into concept of youth participation through relevant topics – f.e. sustainability and activism.

During the webinar we will look into:

  • sustainability and activism
  • Ownership, motivation and different perspectives
  • Young people journeys towards activism
  • Fridays for Future – Environmental activism in times of Climate Change
  • Organized movements vs grassroot activism
  • Do’s and Don’ts for interacting with decision makers, media and the general public

The webinar will end with a Q&A session where experts support you in finding a solution for your questions.

Speakers:

Johanna Schwarz (26) is a UN youth representative, climate activist, moderator and speaker as well as a strong advocate for youth participation in international politics. Having served in the Youth Steering Committee of the UN Department of Global Communications and leading an ECOSOC-associated youth NGO, she knows the diplomatic and civil society scene at the United Nations quite well and regularly joins international conferences as a speaker and youth participant, including the COP21 in Paris, the UN Civil Society Conference in Seoul or the Climate Summits in New York in 2019. Johanna is deeply passionate about combating climate change through just transitions and completed her Master’s in Climate Change from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2017. She now works in consulting and focuses on facilitating energy and mobility transitions through clean tech and machine learning. Johanna has been named a G20 Young Global Changer in 2018 and serves as a member to Salto PI’s Youth Participation Think Tank.

Sarah Hadj Ammar is 20 years old and studies biomedical sciences in Würzburg. Currently, she is living in Berlin. Since 2011 she has been an Ambassador for Climate Justice and she also was a member of the Global Board with Plant-for-the-Planet. Already during the COP in 2015 she, along with some others, called for a first “Climate Strike”. Since April 2018 she has been a member of the Youth Council of the Generationen Stiftung [Generation Foundation] and intensively looks into questions of climate, global justice, and human rights. Sarah Hadj Ammar co-authored the book „Ihr habt keinen Plan, darum machen wir einen!“ [You don’t have a plan, so we made one!].

In order to take part of this webinar, participants will have to ensure following technical requirements are guaranteed to have a good webinar experience:

  • Wifi or 3G/4G network
  • speakers
  • microphone (optional)
  • webcam (optional)

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 Participation and Information Resource Centre

Phone: +3726979231

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kadri Maripuu

E-Mail: kadri.maripuu@archimedes.ee

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Training Course: Taking action against gender stereotypes and sexism in media

Dates: 18-27 May 2020

Venue: Krusevac, Serbia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 7th April 2020

This is a partnership project for the skills development of participating youth workers/leaders and providing them with innovative tools in the field of combating gender stereotypes and sexism in media and promoting gender equality.

General Description

“Taking action against gender stereotypes and sexism in media” project is eight day long Training course using interactive, innovative and creative methods of non-formal education regarding gender stereotypes, sexism and gender-based hate speech in media. TC will gather 30 participants (youth workers, youth leaders and volunteers) from 10 Council of Europe member states.

The purpose of this project is to share and exchange different knowledge and experience, to discuss gender issue in media context and create plan to take action against gender stereotypes and sexism in media.

The main Aim of this project is to build capacity of youth organizations and youth workers in to support and empower young people to be agents for social change and combat gender-based stereotypes and sexism in ofline and online media.

Specific objectives:

  •  Building of key competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of youth workers/leaders to integrate different approach, tools and resources that promote gender equality in media content.
  •  To engage, connect and empower young people to use opportunities and tools to create and share media content which will promote and support respecting of human rights and gender equality.
  •  To improve the quality of youth work and NFL to more efficiently and extensively use innovative and creative tools in their everyday work and promote respect of human rights, equal opportunities, and gender equality
  •  To promote and improve international cooperation, exchange and capacity development of youth organizations and young people, in the field of gender perspective in media context.

During the project, participants will gain theoretical knowledge about the Gender equality and practical skills how to use media tools as effectively social intervention method in their youth work in their local communities towards meaningful social change.

Participants will learn how to use off line and on line media space to combat gender stereotypes, prejudices, sexism, and violence and hate speech and contribute to gender equality. Participants will create, practice and produce diverse media contents – radio shows, short movies and internet thematic texts.

Costs

 

This project is funded by Council of Europe in the frame of European Youth Foundation

Accommodation and food

Accommodation, food and coffe breaks in the hotel will be fully covered by organizers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs: 70% of actual travel costs will be reimbursed to participants by bank transfer after providing original travel documents. Participants are in charge of covering 30% of their travel costs. Please bear in mind that there is maximum allowed travel costs per participant from specific country.

Maximum amount of travel costs per participant per country (100% of travel costs can not be higher than following amount):

  • Serbia 30 Euros
  • Montenegro 60 Euros
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 70 Euros
  • Croatia 120 Euros
  • Albania, Slovenia 150 Euros
  • Spain, Italy, Turkey, Poland  270 Euros

Participation fee

This project is funded by Council of Europe in the frame of European Youth Foundation. No participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Educational center – Krusevac – Youth NGO

Phone: +381642860423

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ana Tomic

E-Mail: ana@ec.org.rs

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Conference: Democracy Reloading Launching Conference

Dates: 26-29 May 2020

Venue: Portimáo, Portugal

Eligible are 80 youth workers 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: 10th March 2020

The Conference is about the role and potentials of municipalities in developing local democracy through youth participation in decision-making and will launch an online Toolkit to support the improvement of the relevant competences of municipalities.

General Description

Democracy Reloading is a brand of the national agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Program, grounded in the values and principles of democracy, human rights, equality, and the rule of law.

The online Toolkit is based on a set of 24 competences required for a local (municipal) or regional government to design, implement and evaluate a successful youth participation structures and concepts, to engage young people in the decision-making.

The specific objectives of the Democracy Reloading Launching Conference:

  • To officially introduce and launch the Democracy Reloading Online Toolkit* for municipalities,
  • To present the outcomes and lessons learnt from the Democracy Reloaded activities between 2015-2020 (challenges, requirements, opportunities),
  • To identify ways of using and promoting the online Toolkit,
  • To support the development of relevant national and European networks of stakeholders, practitioners of youth participation in municipal decision-making and local democracy.

Participants will be selected according to the following priorities:

Priority 1: Officers/administrators who work in/for local or regional municipalities in the field of youth policy (relevant elected council representatives are also included),
Priority 2: Youth workers working in the field of youth participation in municipal decision-making (in support of engaging young people in decision-making),
Priority 3: Trainers and consultants experienced in youth participation in decision-making,

The organisers invite representatives of the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the EC-CoE Youth Partnership, the European Committee of the Regions, CoE Congress of Local Authorities, ALDA European Association of Local Democracy, Council of European Municipalities and Regions, SALTO Youth Participation, Europe Goes Local, Intercity Youth Local.

How to apply?

Before applying consult your Erasmus+ National Agency in your country if they can send you to the Democracy Reloading Conference in Portugal from 26-29 May 2020 (and reimburse your travel).

If you have a disability, we gladly send you some pictures of the venue to check if the places are accessible for you.

Follow our Facebook Page to be informed of future Democracy Reloading activities.
Or keep an eye on the European Training Calendar on SALTO.

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

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:

BE-FR National Agency – Bureau International Jeunesse – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • DYPALL Network

Phone: +36302232355

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Laszlo Foldi

E-Mail: Laszlo.FOLDI@cfwb.be

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

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Training Course: Talk towards Solutions

Dates: 30 March – 5 April 2020

Venue: Grotniki, Poland

Eligible are 9 participants coming from: Estonia, Poland, Slovenia

Application deadline: 12th February 2020

This course is for youth workers involved in human rights and peace education. It will teach you Solution Focused skills and awareness for identifying strengths and marshalling resources to improve the situation where human rights have been violated.

General Description

In human rights and peace education, we are increasingly witnessing youth workers who are well aware of the injustices and violations of human rights, but are lacking skills and awareness for identifying strengths and marshalling resources to improve the situation of those involved in violations. This will be a Training Course titled “Talk towards Solutions” for peace education workers, where you will learn Solution Focused skills for useful conversations.

Objectives:

Through this Training Course, we are aiming to reinforce the quality of the supporting services by improving the skills of those professionals working directly with young people with fewer opportunities in peace education. We support different peacebuilding organisations in developing quality services that involve young people with fewer opportunities by educating their peace youth workers of how to coach youngsters with the Solution Focused approach and methodology.

This training equips youth workers with simple strategies and techniques to engage with the young people they work with and make change easier. They develop coaching skills and practice conversations, which help young people, experience success, improve their lives and become more confident of themselves. They become more confident of their future and want to achieve more.

When individuals (youth workers as well as through them young people with fewer opportunities) learn to cope better and expand their minds, so expands their level of tolerance, acceptance, curiosity and courage. These values are crucial in a new-forming Europe, where we need people with expanded minds to address the issues of migration, refugees, asylum seekers in a way that embraces diversity as a value, instead of a thread.

Such people are then able to create a thriving society that respects human life and rights and views it as priorities instead constantly pushing towards making profits.

Methodology of Solution Focused approach is scientifically proven to be a highly effective, efficient, and person-centred method to achieve desired change/goals. Managing good quality conversations is a tool that is more than often reserved for people who can afford it.

Youngsters with fewer opportunities have minimal chances to benefit from modern approaches that improve lives, performance and behaviour. Further, youth workers who work with these groups are often too busy to attend a high quality training that would equip them with effective tools. This project fills this gap and offers high quality training in Brief Coaching for change, in order to spread the skills of coaching to the disadvantaged.

FOR WHOM

This training course is meant for youth workers or educators from Slovenia, Poland and Estonia, aged 18+ (no upper age limit)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Food and lodging are covered by Erasmus+ programme.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursment (after the course):

  • for Polish participants 20€
  • for Slovenian and Estonian participants 275€

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Mondo, EE; Ribalon Institute, SI, Kobiety Lodz, PL – Youth NGOs

Phone: +447423398293

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

A. Biba Rebolj

E-Mail: biba@ribalon.org

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Training Course: Make it Visible

Dates: 11-18 May 2020

Venue: Lorca, Spain

Eligible are 26 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: 1st March 2020

International Training Course ¨Make it Visible¨ -approaches and activities on how to work with young people the topic of (invisible) racism

General Description

This course is being implemented in the framework of the STAR project – Stand Together Against Racism, which is a 3-year collaboration among 4 partners from Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, and Poland, with the aim to counter invisible racism and other forms of intolerance in the everyday lives of young people, including hate speech, through preventive measures, youth work, and non-formal education.

Within 2 years of the project, the partner organisations worked with young people on the local level testing and upscaling approaches and tools, and in the last year of the project, we aim to share them with youth work practitioners by implementing this international training course, developing the manual and the MOOC – Massive Open Online Course.

More information about the project you can find here

With this training, we aim to develop participants’ competences in using and adapting tools and approaches developed within STAR project and to enable participants to run the anti-racism activities with their young people.

Objectives:

  • To build comprehensive understanding of invisible racism and how it needs to be tackled in the overall framework of antiracism work
  • To empower youth workers to run anti-racism activities with young people
  • To explore main topics connected with anti-racism work – hate speech, microaggressions, power relations, prejudices and stereotypes, emotional awareness and good treatment
  • To discover approaches that can be helpful in the work with young people – community work, peer education, mainstreaming antiracism and empowering and engaging minorities
  • To encourage co-operation and develop common anti-racism actions

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Participants will be accommodated in the youth hostel in the training and youth center called M13.

All participants will be accommodated in rooms for more or less 4 people. There is WIFI in the hostel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided by the Youth hostel. The kitchen is fully equipped, and experienced with different dietary needs.

If you have any special needs regarding food or accommodation, please let us know in the application form.

Travel reimbursement

Each participant is responsible for buying their own tickets, which will be reimbursed up to 300€ upon presentation of the corresponding financial documents and boarding passes. The reimbursement will be done within one month after receiving all financial documentation, and no later than the 31st of July. If participants don’t manage to provide the financial documentation by this date, we will not be able to reimburse the costs.

In exceptional cases, it might be possible to reimburse costs higher than 300 EUR.

Participation fee

There is 25€ participation fee for this training. If you are unable to pay the fee, please indicate it in the application form (¨Special needs¨ part).

Application

 

Organiser:

Cazalla Intercultural – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Association for Children and Young People CHANCE, Poland – Youth NGO
  • Pro European Network, Bulgaria – Youth NGO
  • Rete educare ai diritti umani, Italy – Youth NGO

Phone: +34 968 47 11 23

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions: