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Training Course: Intercultural competences in youth work

Dates: 4-12 April 2019

Venue: Krusevac, Serbia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia

Application deadline: 28th February 2019

The purpose of this TC is to promote diversity, intercultural dialogue, common values of freedom and respect of human rights. It is for youth workers and leaders with special experience or interest for intercultural learning, dialogue and understanding.

General Description

Project “Intercultural competences in youth work” is created in partnership of 4 youth organizations from Albania, Greece, Serbia and Montenegro and will involve participants from another 5 CoE member states: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy and North Macedonia with purpose to promote diversity, intercultural dialogue, common values of freedom and respect of human rights.

Project will be realized through 7 day long international training course, for 27 participants, youth workers and youth leaders with special experience or interest for intercultural learning, dialogue and understanding. Training course will be following with radio shows and short movies about training and this topic. During the training course will be created resource pack which will be used for follow up activities in partner organizations.

This project is important, active part of this initiative of youth civil society organizations, to empower their young people to take an active role in enabling intercultural dialogue and tolerance through decreasing the level of hate speech, stereotypes and prejudice among young people in the Europe.

The main Aim of this project is empowering of key competences, skills and attitudes of youth workers to provide intercultural dialogue, increase intercultural learning mobility opportunities and enhancing intercultural competences of young people within youth work and non-formal learning in Europe.

Specific objectives:

– Empower youth workers/leaders to include intercultural learning component in their work to provide youth with necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to promote peace, intercultural dialog, against hate speech, discrimination and violence.
– Empower youth workers/leaders to explore and integrate different innovative and creative approach, tools, methods and resources in their work with and for young people for promotion, education and practices intercultural dialog and intercultural learning.
– To exchange realities and experiences in intercultural dialogue and explore the applicability of intercultural competences in youth work through non-formal education and creative expressions of young people

Youth work brings change through diversity of its approaches and provides young people with space and empowerment to express. Youth workers are the key element of this process and they are the first to be addressed.

For this reason, we have realized that there are two most effective methods to empower young women and men to be agents of social change in intercultural dialogue in Europe:

1. Youth work and Non-formal learning

Youth work and Non-formal learning are one of the most effective tools for achieving the impact on youth, ensuring a safe environment for young people for constructively dealing with intercultural challenges and providing opportunities for intercultural learning and enhancing intercultural competences

2. Creativity and innovations

Contemporary youth work has to combine potentials of existing and develop innovative approach, methods and tools and resources (of line and on line) of social intervention in the frame of intercultural learning process with young women and man.

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Costs

 

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

Accommodation, food and training material costs in the hotel will be fully covered by hosting organization.

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
Croatia: 120 Euros
Montenegro, North Macedonia: 60 Euros
Bosnia and Herzegoina: 70 Euros
Greece, Albania: 150 Euros
Italy, Austria: 270 Euros

No participation fee requested.

Application

 

Organiser:

Educational center – Krusevac (ECK) – Youth NGO

Phone: +381628917484

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ilija

E-Mail: ilija@ec.org.rs

NOVI SAD Center

Training Course: Edugaming for Diversity

Dates: 8-17 February 2019

Venue: Sremski Karlovci, Serbia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Albania, FYROM, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st January 2019

Project Edugaming for Diversity is Capacity Building project. It consists of 2 Mobility activities – training courses for youth workers and youth leaders and 2 practice phases that participants are expected to implement in their local organizations.

General Description

Main goal of the project is to build capacities of youth organization to contribute to a cohesive and active society, through developing specific competencies in designing educational tabletop games addressing social and global issues.

Specific objectives of the project are:

  • To increase the level of knowledge and awareness of youth workers and young people like: social exclusion, intercultural learning and promotion of diversity;
  • To develop practical competencies of youth workers in designing and applying new educational tabletop games in youth work;
  • To develop pro-active attitudes of youth workers to approaching excluded young people;
  • To increase the level of creativity, innovation, self confidence and trust of youth workers in educational tabletop games;
  • To enable youth workers to act as educational tabletop games multipliers in their communities;
  • To develop abilities to facilitate educational tabletop games in diverse settings and youth work contexts;
  • To contribute to a long-term change in educational approach in youth field.

First training course will take place in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia, from 8th until 17th of February 2019. Following the first training course participants will have first practice phase dedicated to creating and playtesting educational tabletop games in their local organizations.

Second training course will take place in Busteni, Romania, from 27th of June until 7th of July 2019. Following the second training course participants will have second practice where they are expected to create and implement educational programs for young people featuring usage of tabletop games.

Expected profile of participants:

  • Youth workers ready to participate in all stages of the project;
  • Have experience and understanding of the topics of diversity, intercultural learning and social inclusion in youth work;
  • Have some experience in using tabletop games in educational setting;
  • Have previous experience in creating and implementing youth work programs and educational programs on local level;
  • Have motivation and support of sending organization to develop and implement new youth work programs using tabletop games;
  • Have motivation for further work with young people on issues of diversity, intercultural learning and social inclusion using tabletop games;
  • Have a minimum conversational level of English.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, costs of accommodation, three meals per day, coffee breaks, as well as material and other organization costs are covered by the organizer according to Erasmus+ guidelines

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs of participants will be reimburesed up to the amount provided by the Erasmus+ project.

  • For participants from Albania, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, UK the budget per pax is 275 EUR
  • For participants from Romania, Slovenia, FYROM the budget per person is 180 EUR

Participation fee

There is No participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

BalkanIDEA Novi Sad – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

ART Fusion Romania – Youth NGO

Phone: +38163597991

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ivana Volf

E-Mail: volf.ivana.5@gmail.com

Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are max 25 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: 10th January 2019

SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.

General Description

Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives…

Then this partnership building activity is for you! We would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects, but many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs.

We believe that social economy organisations, with the necessary structures in place to support volunteers from disavantaged background in their activities, could become the perfect hosting place for these young people.

Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity. We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with inclusion, youth and volunteering fields to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having an European Volunteer.

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social economy and the Youth and Vocational Education Forum 2018 (hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice), social economy organisations have been identified as often having projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support their work, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures – such as the European Solidarity Corps. This partnership-building activity is a follow-up of the training course under the same topic taking place in Glasgow 10-14 December 2018.

This 3-day activity will take place in Ankara from 30th April (arrival day) to 4th May (departure) 2019 and it will be a unique opportunity to find partners to create inclusive volunteering projects in the framework of ESC. Although the programme also covers jobs and traineeships opportunities, this activity will only focus on quality volunteering projects.

General aim:

To introduce European volunteering projects to social economy organisations and encourage partnerships with inclusion, youth and volunteering organisations for quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:

– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under European Solidarity Corps
– To share different practices on how to involve volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To motivate social economy organisations to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To foster partnership building of potential hosting/supporting organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:

– Staff members/volunteers of social economy and volunteering organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Staff members/volunteers involved in inclusion organisations
– Able to work in (international) English
– From ESC programme countries
– Former participants of the TC held in Glasgow (December 2018) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC

Co-organiser:

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@salto-youth.net

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

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Training Course ATOQ BU: Advanced Training on Quality in Bulgaria

Dates: 11-16 March 2019

Venue: Bulgaria

Eligible are 3035 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries,

Application deadline: 10th January 2019

ATOQ training course aim at increasing quality within youth exchanges. Based on previous exchanges, an international group of youth workers will focus on quality aspects and improve management competences in order to raise quality of future exchanges.

General Description

The aim of the ATOQ is to support youth workers/leaders in increasing the quality of the European youth exchanges they set up within the Erasmus + Youth Programme.

The ATOQ training course will provide the participants with opportunities to:

1. Critically reflect upon their previous international youth exchange experience(s) and the impact on young people, organisations and wider community

2. Increase the understanding of different quality aspects of youth exchanges such as: active participation of young people, cooperation with partners, intercultural learning, impact and results; programme building

3. Experience a non-formal learning process and understand how to support young people’s learning process in the project;

4. Improve their project management competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) in order to better organise the different phases of a youth exchange.

Participants from other countries are welcome to apply to the training too if their National Agency is willing to cover their travel costs.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus Youth.

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

The participation fee can vary from call to call and country to country. Please contact your National Agency to learn more about the financial details.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA for further information about the financial details.

Application

Organiser:

The National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth in Bulgaria

Co-organizer:

The National Agency of Erasmus+ Youth in Action in Spain

Phone: 0033170989366

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alice DARTOUT

E-Mail: alice.dartout@service-civique.gouv.fr

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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Partnership-building Activity: Obstacle – Opportunity (O2 )

Dates: 19-24 February 2019

Venue: Latvia

Eligible are 38 participants coming from: Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 3rd December 2018

Networking seminar is organised for organisations working or willing to work with young people with health issues (and/or disability). It aims to stimulate partnership, capacity building and development of international youth mobility project ideas.

General Description

Are you working (or willing to work) with young people with health issues (and/or disability) aged 13-30? Would you like to give them more opportunities to learn important competences in international environment?

Would you like to get involved in some international youth project and find possible partners within EU programmes “Erasmus+ Youth” and “European Solidarity Corps” (EU programmes)?

If so, this opportunity is for you! We are organizing this networking seminar (NS) to provide additional support to organizations specifically working with young people with disabilities and/or health issues.

This Networking Seminar will help you to turn your ideas into projects for giving opportunities to young people with fewer opportunities!

Objectives of this Networking Seminar:

– To explore international youth exchanges and voluntary activities as a tool for empowering, supporting active participation and social inclusion of young people with health issues;
– To create a space for meeting organizations working with similar target group and establishing partnerships and possible networks;
– To explore quality criteria in the projects of EU programmes;
– To build competences of participants to develop youth mobility projects by working on project ideas that can later on be implemented.

We invite to this Networking Seminar representatives of organizations who:

– have already been working with (or are willing to work with) youth with health issues (and/or disability);
– have some basic knowledge about EU programmes (namely, participated in informative seminars, learning seminars, did literature reviews/analysis on programmes issues, programme options) and are curious to find out more about mobility opportunities for youth within the programmes;

– have the support from their organizations to start international cooperation (or maybe even considering applying for the EU programmes projects in the future);
– are at least 18 years old;
– have good communication skills in English;
– are prepared for an intensive working process together (personal special needs will be taken into consideration).

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme TCA 2018 budget.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs and SALTO SEE involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth Programme Countries, please contact SALTO SEE for further information about the financial details.

Application

 

Organiser:

Latvian National Agency

Phone: +371 67356240

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Aija Kasemira

E-Mail: aija.kasemira@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.

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Training Course: Core of Coaching

Dates: 24 September – 3 October 2018

Venue: Limassol, Cyprus

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Cyprus, Czech Republic, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania

Application deadline: 10th August 2018

The challenge is to be able to coach and/or mentor young people, especially when it comes to topics such as employability or entrepreneurship. The training aims to increase the quality of youth work, by focusing on coaching and mentoring of volunteers.

General Description

Learning Outcomes
• Apply Coaching and Mentoring input, methods, techniques and tools in your work.
• Apply the tools given In the work with young people.
• Identify which areas you need to improve or develop.

• Identify your core skills and strong points for coaching
• Develop Self-confidence
• Select which tools are suitable for your working reality.
• Set your learning goals and outcomes for coaching and mentoring.
• improve your capacity for Self-reflection.

Also expect:
• That throughout the whole training you will have plenty situations to try coaching skills, from some exercises, to practice techniques, to full coaching sessions from both sides. As a Coach and as a Coachee, As a Mentor and as a Mentee.
• A part of the training will focus on how to communicate and express emotions, what the impact is and how to use it for coaching and mentoring.

Methods Used
• Experiential learning – learning by doing
• Coaching – allow developing the capacity to question yourself and find answers to individual needs
• Informal learning – learn from each others real working experiences
• Systemic work – perceiving the relationships between individuals and their environments

Participants’ Profile
The Training is targeted for people who have experience in working with people. Our previous practice showed that this training is most
effective for those people who work with individuals or groups, as volunteers or as professionals (e.g. coaches, mentors, youth workers, teachers, educators, coordinators, etc.).

This training is for you if:
• You are a youth worker who have at least 6 months of working experience at the level of youth volunteering
• Your work involves young people facing unemployment
• You have a good level of English given the input and tools
• You have the willingness to improve your professional performance, by developing your own coaching and mentoring attitude and toolkit
• You are willing to explore and experience coaching through 8-10 hour daily program
• You are over the age of 18

Programme
The program of the training is built in such a way that there is progressive step-by-step learning by doing and it is adopted to the learning needs of the group. This means that each piece of content that is delivered, will be integrated into the new contents that follow it. Like Lego bricks, they will be put over each other in a consistent way. For every step, the learning will be done by putting the content into practice, so it is performed and not only discussed.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

Travel Reimbursement:
Italy, Lithuania, Czech Rep., & Germany 360€.
Hungary, Greece & FYROM 275€

Spain 530€
Cyprus 0€

Lodging:
Accommodation, meals are provided during the whole duration of the training

Participants’ Contribution fee: 50€

Application

Organizer:

DOREA Educational Institute – NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Panagiotis Mamouzakis

E-Mail: trainers@erasmus-courses.org

Castle Golubac Serbia

Training Course: Sport methodology in youth work for inclusion of immigrants

Dates: 29 September – 8 October 2018

Venue: Mali Idjos, Serbia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Germany, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden

Application deadline: 6th August 2018

The project’s Aim is to To encourage youth workers to develop more youth sport work projects that will explore and extract all the possible positive aspects of sports for developing ICL among our beneficiaries and inclusion of immigrants and other marginalised youth.

General Description

The training course will gather participants, trainers and staff from 9 organisations and countries (Germany, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, FYROM, Croatia, Slovenia and Sweden).

Objectives:
– To share our realities with the situations about inclusion of immigrants and acceptance in our communities and different youth work programmes working on it
– To discuss and understand basic concepts, values and principles of inclusion and intercultural learning
– To promote and explore the concepts “sports for all” and “healthy lifestyle” in relation with youth work
– To explore the youth work and youth trainings in connection to inclusion/acceptance and Sport for all!
– To raise competences in organising quality youth work with sport methodology with adequate mental and physical development of beneficiaries, as well as competition and teamwork through sports
– To share different sport methods useful for our youth work in every day work with youngsters mainstream and immigrants
– To share and understand challenges in implementation of quality sport methods in youth work for inclusion and intercultural acceptance of immigrants
– To raise competences for adaptation of sport methods for NFE/youth work for inclusion and acceptance of immigrants
– To define and develop basic plans for local/national workshops of youth workers and youngsters with using sports as methods for inclusion of immigrants, that are to be held by our participants in the follow-up phase after the training course
– To establish Community of youth trainers and youth workers for youth sport work for inclusion and ICL

Training course is based on the approach & principles of non-formal education with regular NFE methods and lots of sport activities, some of them being: sport and outdoor methods/games; inputs, simulation, role-plays, brainstorming, discussions, presentations, videos, etc. The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:
– They are active youth workers / leaders and are willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on this training course in later activities in our partner organisations and communities.
– In their youth work / NFE activities’ efforts, they are willing to focus and take action in the field of sport methodology with youth with fewer opportunities, immigrants; setting up the international and local projects dealing with the topic.
– They are all willing and committed to sharing / multiplying the new knowledge (gained at the TC) with other members of his/her organisation once he/she gets back.
– They are age above 18 and able to attend the entire duration of the course and are able to follow the programme in English language.

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Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks per day.
Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organisers up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car).

Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:
1. Germany – 275 eur
2. Serbia – 20 eur
3. Bosnia and Hercegovina – 180 eur
4. Kosovo* – 180 eur
5. Montenegro – 180 eur
6. FYROM – 180 eur
7. Croatia – 180 eur
8. Slovenia – 180 eur
9. Sweden – 275 eur

Participation Fee: None

Application

Organizer:

Active Youth in Happy Europe (AMUSE) – NGO

Phone: +381 – 63 – 781 – 0642

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Milica Milović Kinolli

E-Mail: sportIMM@youth-power.org

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)