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Training Course. Creativity & Innovation. Greece

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Training Course: Creativity & Innovation

Dates: 9-14 March 2020

Venue: Athens, Greece

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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 27th January 2020

This training course aiming to give creative and innovative tools to youth workers in order to increase the quality in their Erasmus+ projects and offer answers to the above issues.

General Description

The idea of this training is to turn things upside down. And inside out. To take old ideas out of the box, and re-construct them in a different shape…

We want to use the fact that a new, different programme is starting, to help future beneficiaries to re-think their practices, to invent new ones, to experiment and to find new solutions to old problems.

All of this based on Non-formal learning principles including experiential and self-directed learning.

Objectives:

  • To support youth workers, youth leaders and other educators to think in innovative ways when approaching youth-related topics and develop creative models of intervention
  • To increase the impact and efficiency of their activities – and even considering cooperating in wider fields and creating synergies outside youth;
  • To analyze each step of a project (preparation, implementation, evaluation and follow up) and develop creative solutions to improve these steps in terms of process and quality results.
  • To develop innovative methodologies that increase effective participation of all project actors involved in youth projects: partners, youngsters, local communities, and policymakers.

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:

Youth and LifeLong Learning Foundation – Hellenic National Agency

Phone: +302131314435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Panagiota Karametou

E-Mail: karametou.p@inedivim.gr

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 SMILE: Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature for inclusion of marginalized youth

Dates: 26 September – 4 October 2019

Venue: Gudevica, Bulgaria

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th July 2019

SMILE! – aims at training youth workers to use the practices of positive psychology, creativity and nature based methods within an integrated approach to individual and group support to marginalized youth.

General Description

SMILE! – Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature for inclusion of marginalized youth provides opportunities for personal development and competence gaining for youth workers.

The whole concept of the training process is based on innovative methods and modern psychological concepts targeting personal and professional development of the participants.

The positive psychology is recognized as powerful trend in personal development and we belief that it can be very beneficial for young people. In the training we will introduce integrated approach consisting of elements from psychology, nature based personal development and creativity.

During the training based on modern psychological practices participants will explore how these practices can serve as a tool for increasing happiness, confidence and create sustainable positive mindset. These results can be in great benefit of young people with fewer opportunities.

Training Objectives

The training course is built on a flow which combines elements of practice/experience, reflection, theory and application. Thus, we are aiming at:

  • Providing knowledge and skills linking Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature based personal development;
  • Raising the awareness of youth workers about the marginalized youths’ need for support in their mental health, personal and professional development;
  • Developing skills to provide inclusion of young people through an integrated approach;
  • Demonstration of innovative methods and tools for working with marginalized young people from the areas of Positive psychology, Creativity and Nature based personal development;
  • Development of practical tools for working with marginalized young people.

Topics of the Course

  • Self-analysis and self-development – how to transfer understanding about ourselves into process of conscious development.

  • Positive psychology – practices to develop sustainable happiness and habits of positive mindset.
  • Meditation and mindfulness – tools for focus and balance of attention, emotions and consciousness.
  • Connectedness and nature – connecting with yourself, nature, other people, the outside world.
  • Creativity, art and music – as tools for self-expression and communication.

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

Your travel costs will be reimbursed until the limit:

  • Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia – 180 euro
  • Slovenia, Czech Republic, Poland, France, Italy, Croatia – 275 euro
  • UK – 360 euro

Participation fee

There is NO participation fee for this training.

Application

 

Organiser:

Learning for Change Foundation

Phone: +359 896756267

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Smile Bulgaria.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ognian Gadoularov

E-Mail: ogi@learningforchange.net

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Training Course: You(th)for Cul/fu(ture)

Dates: 7-16 August 2019

Venue: Moldova

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Moldova

Application deadline: 1st May 2019

The project aims to develop an educative innovative pathway for boosting employability potential of NEETs throughout creative and cultural entrepreneurship education for youth workers.

General Description

The project aims to develop an educative innovative pathway for boosting employability potential of NEETs throughout creative and cultural entrepreneurship education.

Our project will deliver structured innovative approach towards educating youth on how to integrate entrepreneurship within the development of creative practices and to bring a creative approach to the development of new social businesses.

Throughout project activities we will support youth workers in their work with unemployed youth in their ability to create innovation and provide them with entrepreneurial skills and attributes to commercialize their creative & cultural knowledge.

Both youth workers & young people participating in the project will get theoretical knowledge on cultural economy & creative initiatives and develop techniques to move their creative & critical thinking to entrepreneurial thinking.

The project has following specific objectives:

– to build capacity of consortium in the field of ‘creative and cultural entrepreneurship’, enable transfer of practices among the partnership and foster cooperation between EU and EaP countries;
– to create environment for networking and to equip youth workers with knowledge and specific competences in ‘creative and cultural entrepreneurship’ education;
– to create enabling environment for transferring the knowledge on ‘creative and cultural entrepreneurship’ to NEETs and foster their transversal skills, sense of initiative & entrepreneurship and creative thinking;
– to create comprehensive learning materials – toolkit and online platform – targeted to youth workers, stakeholders in the field of social entrepreneurship and potential entrepreneurs;
– to promote social, cultural and creative entrepreneurship, active citizenship and non-formal learning on European level and in EaP countries;
– to promote European policies in the field of social entrepreneurship and Erasmus+ on European level and in EaP.

The project’s main output will be development of new models of working with young people with fewer opportunities, innovative tools and guidance that would allow youths to implement their own creative & cultural enterprises ideas independently.

This is long term project and involves the following activities:

1. International Training Course in Moldova 7-16 August 2019.

TC is focused on youth workers empowerment in terms of their knowledge of c/c-e and c/c-e education in particular. It will mix a theoretical part about SE & creative and cultural entrepreneurship as concepts, NFE and informal activities on creative thinking and innovative ideas development, but also practical exercises on teaching c/c-e to NEETs.

2. Job shadowing in Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Italy for the participipants from Moldova, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia;

3. Local activities on NEET empowerment
4. Development of a Tool-kit on creative and and cultural entrepreneurship education;
5. Final Seminar in Belgium in 2020.

This project involves participants from Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus.

This call is for the participants for the training course in Moldova. Priority will be given to the participants able to take part in all project activities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food will be arranged for the participants only for the days of the training course in Moldova and Seminar in Belgium

Travel reimbursement

Training course in Moldova:

  • Belgium – 275 euro
  • Moldova – 0 euro

Seminar in Belgium:

  • Belgium – 180 euro;
  • Moldova: 275 euro.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

ADVIT Moldova – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • CODEC vzw – Youth NGO

Phone: 0032468141162

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natalia

E-Mail: codec.europe@gmail.com

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Training Course: The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 11-16 June 2019

Venue: Greece

Eligible are 30 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: 7th April 2019

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).

General Description

Why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods.
– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.

– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.
– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).
– To reconsider daily youth work practices.
– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

How it will be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring…

To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

The pedagogical process

A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:
– Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation exercise…)
– Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…
– Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people

– Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.
– Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

Participants should be at least 18 years old and should have a good level of English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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:

Youth And Lifelong learning Foundation (INEDIVIM) – Hellenic National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth

Phone: 0030-2131314450

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Power of NFE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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: The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 24-29 September 2019

Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria

Eligible are 30 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: 30th May 2019

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).

General Description

Why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods.
– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.

– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.
– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).
– To reconsider daily youth work practices.
– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

How it will be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring… To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

The pedagogical process

A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:

– Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercise…)
– Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…
– Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people

– Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.
– Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

Participants should be at least 18 years old and should have a good level of English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by 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.

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:

Human Resource Development Centre – National Agency

Phone: +35929155026

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Milen Petkov

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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

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Conference: Discover Youth Talents (V4 conference)

Dates: 11-12 April 2019

Venue: Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 50 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Eastern Partnership countries, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 18th February 2019 

Overall goal of the conference is to create a platform for discussion aimed at supporting the full development of talent with emphasis on NFL, sharing examples of good practice in youth work and its role in developing potential between V4, EaP and WB.

General Description

The Slovak Presidency of the Visegrad Group began on 1st July 2018 and will run until 30th June 2019. The motto of the presidency is “Dynamic Visegrad for Europe”,

Visegrad Group (V4 – Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovak Republic) and Eastern Partnership countries (EaP – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine) and Partner Countries in the Western Balkan region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Republic of North Macedonia) have a productive and steadily developing relationship with substantial dialogue across a wide range of youth issues, working seminars and annual V4 presidential meetings supported by the active participation of representatives of Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth, and SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre.

The main aim of the conference is to discuss the positive influence and enable full development of the potential, the systematic support of talented young people with fewer opportunities and the issue of their identification in informal and non-formal education, sharing examples of good practice and highlighting the role of talent support and development in various fields.

Focus on current challenges such as increasing the capacity of youth workers to use innovative approaches, discovering potential, highlighting cooperation between sectors or working with young people at risk of marginalization.

Overall conference goals:

  • The only event in the youth field during the Slovak presidency (“flagship”),
  • Slight follow up of the talent topic raised by the 2016 Slovak EU Presidency,
  • A goal is to share practices and to exchange between the national representatives, to tackle the issue of talents,
  • How to support young people in discovering and nurturing their talents, how the youth work can work with talents,
  • Western Balkans join the event for the first time,
  • Create a platform for expert discussion to support the full development of potential and talent with an emphasis on non-formal and informal learning,
  • Exchange of experience and examples of good practice in youth work and its role in developing potential and talent between V4 countries, the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans,
  • Bring together the experts, researchers, youth representatives, and policymakers to advance dialogue between these stakeholders.

Profile of participants:

V4 countries – 12 participants, 3 per state (representative of NA, Ministry Youth Department, youth delegate)

Western Balkans – 10 participants, 2 per state (ministry representative, 1 youth delegate)

Eastern Europe and the Caucasus – 12 pax, 2 per state (ministry representative, 1 youth delegate)

Costs

 

This project is financed by 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 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.

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:

Iuventa – Slovak Youth Institute, National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme for Youth and Sport

Phone: +421 2 592 96 313

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDiscover Youth Talents.pdf

Contact for questions:

Matúš Zibala

E-Mail: matus.zibala@iuventa.sk

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.