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Training Course. Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups. Latvia

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

This is a course for professional development of youth workers, educators and youth leaders who would like to organise educational projects and programmes with mixed ability groups using Human Rights Education.

General Description

Training course “Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups” is a training course for professional development of youth workers, educators and leaders of educational programmes who would like to organize educational projects, programmes and activities with mixed ability groups through human rights education.

During the Training Course participants will discover:

-How to run mixed ability inclusive youth educational activities and projects based on Human Rights Education and non-formal learning approach;
– The values, principles, concepts and methods of human rights education;
– The principles of development and running of educational programmes within Human rights education field;
– Quality and particularities of human rights education activity with mixed ability groups of young people;
– What is the experiential learning cycle;
– Effective tips and hints on how to make HRE inclusive
– The levels of responsibility working in activities and projects with youth groups of mixed ability nature;
– Effective tools and instruments of inclusive youth worker and educator;
– The realities and best practices of youth educational activities and projects in EU, Eastern Partnership region and Russia;

The recognition of youth work, Youthpass and different learning instruments, youth worker’s competences and assessment.

Participants will also:

– Work in international groups;
– Get practical experience preparing and running human rights education activities with mixed ability groups during the trainiing course;
– Explore recent developments of youth work field;
– Set personal and professional development aims;
– Have an opportunity to develop international and local educational projects in the field of youth within and outside Erasmus+ programme.

It is expected that participants (together or individually) will organise local training/educational activities after the training course integrating human rights education and mixed ability approaches.

Profile of participants:

– Youth workers and youth leaders who act as youth educators in educational programmes and projects representing NGOs, working directly with young people with some experience of educational programmes with mixed-ability groups or without, but having strong dedication to introduce mixed ability approach and human rights education in their work;

– Interested in development of their organisation/institution and inclusive youth work in their respective city, region, country and Europe;
– Motivated for further professional development
– Aged: 18+;
– Able to communicate and work in Russian;
– Able to participate in the full duration of the course

Application

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

Visa cost cover 100% and travel costs will be paid within the limits set by the Erasmus+ programme.

Limits for countries (most economic route will be required):

  • Latvia – 20 Eur/180 Euro (depending on the region),
  • Estonia, Lithuania – 180 Euro
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Germany – 275 Euro
  • Russian Federation – 275 Eur/360 Eur (depending on the region),
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan – 360 Euro,

Please do not buy tickets before you get confirmation about acceptance and note from the organisers to buy the tickets!

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

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Training Course Home away from Home: Empowering local NGOs to take an active role in the migrants’ integration process

Dates: 5-14 October 2019

Venue: Aveiro, Portugal

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal

Application deadline: 5th August 2019

“Home Away from Home – empowering local NGOs to take an active role in the migrants’ integration process” aims at providing participants first-hand information about immigration in Europe and practical tools that can be used when working with this topic.

General Description

This TC is designed to introduce participants to the topic of migrations and current situation in Europe regarding migrants and refugees while sharing with them tools for fighting discrimination and building a more inclusive society.

What? „Home Away from Home“ is a 10 days TC with the objective of providing participants with theoretical and practical knowledge related to the current migrant and refugee situation in Europe, and providing them with tools for understanding this problem, for fighting discrimination and building their community into more understanding and inclusive one.

Why? From 2015 until today, during “European Refugee Crisis”, millions of refugees and migrants have had their desperate journey to Europe, coming mostly from war-torn Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan. These people came running away from unbearable life conditions in their countries, searching for safety and future for themselves and their families.

Their way to Europe is full of obstacles and difficulties and what they encounter once they finally reach Europe might be devastating. They become subjects to discrimination, stereotypes, exclusion, and unfortunately even violence.

At the same time, media are either not reporting about it or they’re sending incorrect, exaggerated and even dangerous information. All this creates an atmosphere of lack of understanding, discrimination, and prejudice towards refugees. In order to make the first steps towards the change of this atmosphere, we would like to provide young people with the knowledge and tools they can use to make the change.

How? Through workshops, lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions hosted by experts on the subject, participants will learn and practice different approaches to this situation which will hopefully inspire them to act and to implement new inclusive projects in their own local community.

Who? 25 participants from 6 countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal.

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 to the participants up to the limit established by Erasmus+.

  • Portugal: 0
  • Ireland and Italy: 275 euros
  • Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece: 360 euros

Participation fee

There is no participation fee for this TC.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agoraveiro – Youth NGO

Phone: 00351234482575

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natacha Costa

E-Mail: agora.aveiro@gmail.com

Burgos, Spain

Training Course Come in: Time for Freedom, Time to be Free

Dates: 26 August – 1 September 2019

Venue: Errentería, Spain

Eligible are 14 participants coming from: France, Germany, Moldova, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th July 2019

This project addresses the problem of inclusion of refugees in non-formal education context in youth work.

General Description

Given the dramatic images on the screens of international television stations every day, there is no shortage of warnings that speak of a new “Migration Period” in global history and Europe is facing the hugest migration after the World War II. Though, it shows us the EU States are not prepared to such influxes to give urgent solution towards this issue.

Most of those young people have to be educated to prevent their marginalization in the future and get included in the society. Towards those issues, with parallels to school education, there should be opportunities for young refugees to participate into education processes in youth sector.

Although, the youth workers are not competent enough to provide educational opportunities in EU and neighbouring countries such Russia and Moldova. With the project, we would like to address the problem of inclusion of refugees in non-formal education context in youth work and create synergies among the participating organizations to future cooperation for the inclusive education methods.

Thus, the project proposal aims to strengthen the competences of youth workers and youth leaders in finding proper approaches for fostering the inclusion of refugees and also marginalized young people with migration background. More specifically the project’s five main objectives are:

  • To strengthen the understanding of inclusion and its challenges for young refugees and young people with migration background
  • To create strategies on youth work context to improve the quality of youth services which are developed for refugees and young people with migration background
  • To explore the role of youth work in inclusion strategies on educational services
  • To create and implement local activities on inclusion of young refugees and young people with migration background
  • To strengthen ties between people and organizations engaged in the field of youth work.

Participants’ profile:

1, Has been involved in non-formal education context in local level as youth trainer or youth leader.
2. Motivation to take part in a mutual learning process in a intercultural setting.
3. Has interest to work on inclusion topic of young people with fewer opportunities and young refugees.
4. Sensitive on the migration topic and willing to create follow-up actions.
5. Has a sufficient level of English (B1-C1).

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

Flight tickets will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus distance calculator:

  • EUR 180 for participants from France.
  • EUR 275 for participants from Germany, UK
  • EUR 360 for participants from Moldova.
  • EUR 900 for participants from Russian Federation.
  • EUR 20 for participants from Spain.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Asociación de cooperación al desarrollo ABARKA ONGD – Youth NGO

Phone: 00492226908940

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mariam Puetz

E-Mail: info@iyda.de

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Training Course: Project Lab for inclusive (NEET situation) projects

Dates: 5-9 June 2019

Venue: Latvia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th April 2019

This is the right training course for you if you have a project idea within programmes Erasmus+ Youth or European Solidarity Corps aiming to involve young people in NEET situation.

General Description

Training course aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to develop their own inclusion (with focus on young people in NEET situation) project under programmes Erasmus+ Youth or European Solidarity Corps.

Objectives

  • to get awareness of project possibilities in Erasmus+ Youth or European Solidarity Corps
  • to gain understanding of principles of high quality inclusion projects
  • to increase the number of high quality inclusion projects (with focus on young people in NEET situation)
  • to support participants with the practical aspects of the project development and management: project cycle, finance management, application forms, content design etc.
  • to create environment for existing and/or potential partnership development

This training course is designed in a way to give participants a lot of practical learning through work with real project application forms.

Target group of the conference is:

1. Participant representing organisation/institution and wanting to develop project idea under programmes Erasmus+ Youth and/or European Solidarity Corps involving young people in NEET situation.

2. Participant should be 18+.

Priority will be given to following participants:

– coming from these countries: Latvia , Estonia, Czech Republic, Austria, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Romania and France;

– knowing the young people in NEET situation he/she wants to involve in project (at least knowing the organisation who works with this target group).

– having project partners already known

Please take note!!! If you have an international partner/-s for your idea already, your National Agency could allow you to apply together with your project partner (covering partner’s travel and participatory costs).

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:

Latvian National Agency – National Agency

Phone: +371 67358066

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Schedule of Project Lab.pdf

Contact for questions:

Edgars Knohenfelds

E-Mail: edgars.knohenfelds@jaunatne.gov.lv

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.

Astronomical Clock Prague

Training Course: Take A Step Out

Dates: 12-18 April 2019

Venue: Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 17th February 2019

Do you want to make a positive change in your community? Do you want to develop your skills on social inclusion? Do you work with young people and want to see a change in them, too? Then this training course is for you!

General Description

Social inclusion is a process of improving the terms on which individuals and groups take part in society—improving the ability, opportunity, and dignity of those disadvantaged on the basis of their identity or circumstances.

Examples of social inclusion in practice are:

  • promoting equality of access to opportunities and resources;
  • raising awareness about anti-discriminatory practices;
  • working towards social cohesion and equality across the board (gender, religion, ethnicity, status, income, etc.).

Social inclusion is seen as part of human development and progress, in view of the social effects of globalization, especially the negative ones such as the rise of extremism, racism and discrimination, and radicalization.

Leadership concerns each one of us, as we are all leaders of our own lives in various contexts, both on the personal and on the professional levels.

The training course aims to support the personal and professional development of people working with a community in a non-profit sector and provide them with tools, knowledge and experience for effective, inclusive leadership. Social inclusion is introduced as a ‘lens’ in projects that participants design and lead in their communities (or elsewhere).

Aim

The aim of the course is to introduce social inclusion as a necessary aspect of community development and to empower youth workers to become effective leaders in their communities, and also to increase their understanding and application of anti-discriminatory and inclusive practices.

How Will we Work

In this training course, you will discover and work on your skills and how you can use them to work in your community. The program is based on:

Experiencing: improvisation and outdoor activities as tools for community leadership. We will explore applied improvisation and outdoors as tools for willingness to take responsibility, taking a risk, sense of initiative, discovering one’s own limits, working with mistakes and other essential skills for effective communication.
Reflecting: on the own/European reality, on the methods used, on the personal learning process.
Transferring: to the own reality of participants and exploring the possibilities in the Erasmus+ Program to work towards social inclusion.

Objectives

  • To raise awareness about what social inclusion is.
  • To raise awareness about positive changes we can make on a personal level so that we can be more inclusive on the collective level.
  • To raise awareness and support better understanding of different realities we all live in.
  • To support youth workers in becoming leaders in their communities while being inclusive – where the inclusion is seen as a progress in the view of radicalization as a negative consequence of a globalized world.
  • To provide practical tools to be used by participants in their communities when working with social inclusion and community leadership.
  • To discover the possibilities of the Erasmus+ programme to build projects and to work towards social inclusion.

Participants’ Profile

  • Youth workers, youth leaders, social workers, or volunteers actively taking part in their local community through projects or social actions which involve young people.
  • Young people who want to become active agents in their communities by leading projects or social actions.
  • Community organisations’ leaders/employees who want to enhance their skills in leading their projects.
    Participants are able to use English as working language.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA 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:

Centre for International Cooperation in Education (DZS) – Czech National Agency

Co-organiser:

SALTO Training and Cooperation – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: +420733125974

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Martina Čáslavská

E-Mail: martina.caslavska@dzs.cz

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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PBA Key to inclusion: European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 2-7 December 2018

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eligible are 70 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 7th November 2018

The aim of the activity is to encourage and support inclusive projects in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) programme and give an impetus for the creation of the European network of organizations interested in inclusive ESC projects.

General Description

The activity will open space for getting to know each other’s work and interests, explore potential ideas for common projects and build good quality partnerships.

The activity will bring together different stakeholders, from newcomers in the programme, to the ones, who are already active in mobility projects, but would like to work more on inclusion.

In 4 working days we will offer the space to network, to address the success factors of good inclusive projects and it will be a start of planning projects together. We would like to see, that at least 20 concrete ideas for projects in ESC will come out of this activity. We expect 60 participants on the event.

Objectives of the event are, that the participants will:

  • Have space to meet, interact and prepare project ideas together
  • Recognize different aspects and success factors of inclusivity, when discussing and implementing inclusive projects in the frame of ESC
  • Get to know the possibilities of ESC for implementation of inclusive projects
  • Draft project proposal ideas for February 2019 deadline
  • Assure the coaching available for the organizations for the period prior the February deadline (each NA responsible for their participants)
  • Initiate the process of starting the network of inclusive organizations

Elements of the programme:

  • Presentation of ESC
  • Capacity building on inclusion
  • Partnership building activities
  • Space for project creations and creating the drafts (aim, goals, partners, next steps)
  • Follow up steps (creation of a network of inclusive organizations, coaching for organizations)

Target group for the activity:

This activity is meant for representatives of organisations interested in inclusion projects in the frame of European Solidarity Corps, regardless of whether they already have partners or would like to find them at the event and develop their project idea together.

Organisations will have the chance to form separate interest groups based on the projects they are interested in – be it volunteering projects or jobs and traineeships.

Diverse programme and working methods will make sure that everybody’s needs are taken into account, regardless of whether they are experienced in European mobility projects or not.

Costs

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the European Solidarity Corps. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

This NET activity is financed by 2018 budget.

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

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

Application

Organiser:

MOVIT, National agency of European Solidarity Corps

Phone: 0038614304747

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Maja Drobne

E-Mail: info@mva.si

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