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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

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: The Power of non Formal Education at Iberian Level

Dates: 26 November – 1 December 2019

Venue: Portugal

Eligible are 30 – 40 participants coming from: Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 16th October 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).

Important to mention: to promote concrete involvement and contact with habitants of the venue, different moments will be organized in common during the training course.

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

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:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Programme

Co-organiser:

  • Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) – National Agency

Phone: +351253204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques and Raquel Gandarez

E-Mail: erasmusmais@juventude.pt

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.

Conference. You(th) Stand UP! Italy

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Conference: You(th) Stand UP!_Multiplier Event

Dates: 4 October 2019

Venue: Aversa, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Cyprus, Greece, Italy

Application deadline: 1st September 2019

The conference is organised by Patatrac to present the outputs: You (th) Stand UP! Educational Training Model; You (th) Stand UP! Assessment

General Description 

Topic of the Meeting: Project dissemination – Erasmus + Ka2 – “You (th) Stand Up!”

Countries that can participate to the event: Greece, Cyprus, Belgium

Presentation of the Project

The association PATATRAC is the coordinator of an Erasmus+ innovation project entitled “YOU (th) STAND UP!“. The project is carried out in cooperation with the organizations STUDIO ERRESSE (IT), AIM (Belgium), SYNTHESIS (Cyprus), CYCLISIS (Greece).

The objectives of the project are:

  • strengthening the entrepreneurial skills of Youth Workers’ and of those who works in the field of non formal education (volunteers and professionals);
  • developing of entrepreneurial skills in young people (in particular those who are at the greatest risk of social and economic exclusion)

To achieve the objectives listed, the partners have been developed two tools based on non-formal education methods:

1) You (th) Stand UP! Educational Training Model – educational path for developing and strengthening entrepreneurial skills. The training lasts 45 hours and develop/enhance the following Skills: Decision Making – Communication – Team Working – Entrepreneurial Mindset

2) You (th) Stand UP! Assessment – tool for self-assessment of entrepreneurial skills.

(The model will soon be available in Italian, Greek and English on the project web page)

Meeting Organisation

The meeting will be divided into two parts:

Morning: 10:00 – 13:00
Seminar meeting on the theme of strengthening and enhancing traversal skills, with particular attention to skills entrepreneurs, educators, trainers, local leaders, youth workers; story of good practices at local level; presentation of the Educational Model “You (th) Stand Up! Educational Training Model ” .

Speakers:

– Ciro Pizzo (Suor Orsola Benincasa – Naples University)
– Clara Tourres (Project Manager and expert in EntreComp)
– Guido Spaccaforno (Amesci)
– Pasqualino Costanzo (Ass. Cantiere Giovani)
– Rosa Piscitelli / Paola Maciariello (Ass. Patatrac)
– Amanda Tedeschi / Sabrina Contiello (Studio Erresse)

Representatives of Third Sector entities, professionals (educators, trainers, animators, youth workers etc) and volunteers who work in educational and social field

Lunch (offered by host organisation)

Afternoon: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Practical activities (workshops) related to the knowledge and experimentation of the “You (th) Stand Up! Educational Training Model ”

Young people, students (from high schools and universities), youth workers, professionals and volunteers will be invited.

The Workshop will take place in a square (to be communicated later) in Aversa, and will represent the opening event of the “Festival of good living”, an event born under the “React” project, a national project financed by the Social Enterprise With the children, in which Patatrac is a partner.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

For each participant is a possible to receive a reimbursement for 250€ per person. It covers: travel cost – accommodation and food

Travel reimbursement

A reimbursement of the return travel costs incurred with a public transport (bus-train-plane) of max 250 € per person is provided.

The reimbursement will be made following the participation in the event by filling in a justified document; sending  invoices or other proof of payment for travel, accommodation and food, sending travel supporting documents (boarding passes, bus/train tickets).

Participation fee

Participation is free and there will be an online pre-registration (in September the registration form will be sent).

Application

 

Organiser:

Ass. Patatrac – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Studio Erresse  –Others
  • AIM – Youth NGO

Phone: +393493672582

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Youth Stand Up.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paola Maciariello

E-Mail: patatrac.associazione@gmail.com

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Training Course: Expanding Opportunities for Youth Employment

Dates: 20-28 August 2019

Venue: Sumy, Ukraine  

Eligible are 36 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 6th July 2019

The training course for youth workers who will be prepared to act as coaches in their communities and support young people in their career building.

General Description

The project is dedicated to the issue of youth unemployment, which is highly relevant for most of the Programme and Eastern partnership countries. There are multiple and complex causes of youth unemployment.

Among them, the quality and relevance of education, inflexible labour market and regulations, which in turn create a situation of assistance and dependency, are the main causes discussed today.

By conducting this project we would like to provide support for local NGOs to help their target groups – local young people – in self-realization and future development as active community members.

Objectives:

  •  to explore the causes and consequences of youth unemployment in rural and deprived urban areas;
  • to train an international group of youth workers to become coaches for young people with fewer opportunities in their self-realization and future career, especially on the online job market;
  • to support organisations working with young people with fewer opportunities (esp. those coming from rural and deprived urban areas and migrants) and provide them with the innovative tools aimed at youth development;
  • to promote international cooperation and capacity building in the field of youth work.

Participants:

  •  youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, educators who have direct access to our final beneficiaries group of young people to multiply new experience and skills in their communities;
  • having guaranteed support from their sending organisations in the implementing future activities based on the experience gained in the TC;
  • motivated to take part in the TC and to be personally interested in the topic of the TC;
  • motivated to implement the experiences gained on the TC in their communities;

  • motivated to build and support international partnerships which will be created during the TC with the future Erasmus+ projects;
  • no younger than 18 years old (due to the international travel restrictions), no upper age limits.

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

The organizers will reimburse 100% of participants’ travel costs from your home city to the venue within the limits defined by Erasmus+ program.

Maximum amount to be reimbursed:

  • Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cyprus, Georgia, Germany, Italy — 275 Euro;
  • Spain — 530 Euro.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Center for Euroinitiatives – Youth NGO

Phone: +380542798668

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Youth Employment Ukraine.pdf

Contact for questions:

Anna Kovbasyuk

E-Mail: info@eu.sumy.ua

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Training Course: Share the Right Story

Dates: 25 July – 1 August 2019

Venue: Brioude, France

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 3rd June 2019

Make aware the uses of the non formal educational methods of storytelling and show how it can be used to work with young people / volunteers / youth leaders. Particularly the competences gained will help them addressing the topics of online hate speeches.

General Description

“Share the right story” is a training course that aims at making youth workers and trainers aware of the many and various uses of the non formal educational methods of storytelling and show them how it can be used to work with young people / volunteers / youth leaders. Particularly the competences gained will help them addressing the topics of online hate speeches.

Topics:

  • storytelling,
  • online hate speeches,
  • global education.

Objectives:

  • to analyze the increased impact that stories (and media) have on phenomena such as “hate speech”, intolerance and open racism. We will discuss the new needs for awareness, ethics and knowledge that come with the social media and digital era;
  • to explore the concept of “transformational storytelling”: using storytelling as an innovative tool to address change and personal development;
  • to identify, understand and practise key elements and skills for storytelling, and explore their potential benefits for learning and employability;
  • to inspire and share good practices of how to use storytelling in non formal education and in youth work.

Working methods: The activities will be based on non-formal and experiential learning methodologies, as well as nature based methods, all centered on different aspects of Storytelling. We will work on the most classic and traditional forms (storytelling circles around bonfires) to the most contemporary, like cinema, comics and videogames.

Profile of participants: youth workers, social youth workers, youth group leader, youth officer, municipal youth service responsible, EVS mentors, youth exchange responsible person, youth coach (youth initiatives), etc.

Sending Organisations:

MTU ESTYES – Estonia – estyes@estyes.ee
Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente – Italy – mafaldamorganti@gmail.com
Együttható Közösségépítő Egyesület – Hungary – info@egyutthato.eu
Jugendwerk der AWO Württemberg – Germany – tekla.fodor@jugendwerk24.de
Associação Mais Cidadania – Portugal – paula.mendes@maiscidadania.pt
Asociatia Nevo Parudimos – Romania – nevoparudimos@yahoo.com
Ayuntamiento de Murcia – Spain – planjoven@ayto-murcia.es
Vice Versa – Czech Republic – carmine.rodi@gmail.com

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

Max budget funded by Erasmus+ for transportation (bus/train + plane)

  • Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Spain = 275 €
  • Estonia = 360 €

Participation fee

Money should not be the only obstacle to participation; therefore we suggest a sliding scale from 40€ to 100€. We want to give each participant the possibility to self-evaluate how much s/he can contribute financially and how much s/he consider a fair fee for 6 days training course.

Application

 

Organiser:

Association MUSIKADO – Youth NGO

Phone: +330651495841

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Share The Right Story.pdf

Contact for questions:

Emmanuel Mappus

E-Mail: musikadointerculturel@yahoo.fr

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Training Course: Entrepreneurial Mindset Through Social Innovation in Youth Work (EMSI-YW)

Dates: 19-29 April 2019

Venue: Durrës, Albania

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo*, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey

Application deadline: 30th March 2019

The training provides concrete information on what is entrepreneurial education, how to use and promote it in youth work with young people, explore the concept of youth entrepreneurship, social enterprise and start up models.

General Description 

We are loking for participants from Kosovo*, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Romania for the Training Course, which will take place in Durrës, Albania, during 19-29 April 2019 and will bring together 32 participants, who will work in improving the competencies of youth workers in entrepreneurship education, to empower youth workers who work with young people with fewer opportunities and provide information and tools for entrepreneurship education.

The training provides concrete information on what is entrepreneurial education, how to use and promote it in youth work with young people, explore the concept of youth entrepreneurship, social enterprise and start up models.

The training provides opportunity for youth workers through innovative methods to think from the perspective of young people and to foster them to use entrepreneurship as response for unemployment.

The training offers space to participants to exchange experiences with other participants, learn new information about the topic, learn concrete tools how to work in everyday work, on site visits, learn about EC funds and support for young people, offer space for networking and future cooperation among the participants.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser

Travel reimbursement

The following maximum travel reimbursement per participant is eligible:

  • Romania, Turkey 275 EUR
  • Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo* 180 EUR
  • Albania 20 EUR

Participation fee

All costs for program, accommodation, materials and activities are going to be covered from the organizer of the event.

Application

 

Organiser:

NGO THY – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Beyond Barriers Association – Youth NGO

Phone: 0038329234040

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack EMSI.pdf

Contact for questions:

Visar Haxhifazliu

E-Mail: infongothy@gmail.com

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