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Training Course Camino: Training on value-based assistance

Dates: 26 August – 2 September 2019

Venue: Benediktbeuern, Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th June 2019

CAMINO is a training course on value-based assistance in NFE. It aims at training experienced educators and trainers in youth work to become equipped in dealing with intra and interreligious dialogue within an intercultural youth work setting.

General Description

DBYN has a tradition of using intra- and interreligious dialogue in non-formal education. In our educational methodology we refer to this as value-based assistance or Salesian chaplaincy.

It allows young people from all worldviews to share their values in life, refraining from any form of proselytism. This preventive approach puts young people in the centre. It builds their intercultural and social competences allowing them to see through cultural and religious stereotypes. These competences enable their participation in building their local communities through their active engagement as volunteers.

Project summary

CAMINO is a 6-day training course on value-based assistance in non-formal education. It aims at training experienced educators and trainers in youth work to become equipped in dealing with intra-and interreligious dialogue within an intercultural youth work setting.

With this training course, DBYN wants to commit developing and transferring our expertise in interreligious dialogue from grassroots level to European level.

The training course takes place in Benediktbeuern, Germany from the 26th of August until the 2nd of September 2019.

Aims

The main aim of this training course is to develop and implement a qualitative learning programme on value-based assistance in non-formal education, aimed at generating strategic impact on DBYN and the wider European youth sector. In order to put achieve this aim, we put forward 3 objectives:

  • To train 25 young educators and trainers in value-based assistance through a qualitative non-formal learning programme, aimed at setting up a sustainable pool of Salesian chaplains.
  • To collect new methods, approaches, insights and policy recommendations for value-based assistance within non-formal learning, from the perspective of intra- and interreligious dialogue, and make them available as resource through online platforms.
  • To develop a qualitative non-formal learning programme, and publish it the format of a training manual which can be disseminated within our network, to other faith-based INGYOs and the wider European youth sector.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Youth Foundation.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

  • Germany, €  40,00
  • Czech Republic, € 100,00
  • Austria, € 160,00
  • Slovenia, € 200,00
  • Ukraine, € 210,00
  • Netherlands, € 220,00
  • Belgium, France, Montenegro,  € 230,00
  • Malta, United Kingdom, € 240,00
  • Spain, € 260,00
  • Slovakia, € 280,00
  • Ireland, Italy, € 320,00
  • Poland, € 330,00

Participation fee

Each participant is invited to contribute to this course with €90

Application

 

Organiser:

Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw – Youth NGO

Phone: 003216487880

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Camino Germany.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course GOALS: Great COOrdinators with Advanced Leading Skills

Dates: 25-31 August 2019

Venue: Dolný Kubín, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 15 participants coming from: Georgia, Italy, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 11th July 2019

We invite you to our town Dolný Kubín, Slovakia to learn about topic of volunteering management in a non-formal atmosphere from an experienced organization Mladiinfo.

General Description

– Needs of the volunteers and organisations,
– Setting up the tasks for and with the volunteers,
– Mentoring and supervision,
– How to follow up the progress,
– Conflict management.

The training will have many practical emements. Volunteers from Armenia, Russia and Spain who are currecntly doing their EVS in the town will be involved. We will visit several organizations working with international and local volunteer in the town and the region.

Examples of learning outcomes

Preparation: after the training the participants from different organisations will be more aware of the needs of the volunteers and organisations and how to align them before the volunteer comes.

The organisational skills: we will make sure that the participants understand better after the training the importance of setting up the appropriate tasks for the volunteers, while having in mind the learning process of the volunteer and the mission of the organisation at the same time.

Communication skills: the training will to a high extend focus on the importance of effective communication (how to communicate with the volunteer(s), rest of the team, with the coordinating organisation, sending organisation, etc.).

Intercultural learning: the participants will also understand more on the importance of keeping in mind different cultural background of the volunteers.

Organizers

Ondrej Mäsiar is chairman of Mladiinfo Slovensko. He did his EVS in Mladiinfo organization in Skopje North Macedonia in 2010. In 2017 he was recognized by the European Commission as a inspiring young change maker who under the Erasmus+ programme has made an impact in the communities, inspired other citizens and developed innovative ideas.

Ivana Petrisková started as project coordinator at Mladiinfo Slovensko in Bratislava in 2017. She has been actively involved in different NGOs, working with the topics such as development, democracy, dialogue, good governance or youth work since 2013.

EVS volunteers from Armenia, Russia, Spain and local volunteers.

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

  • Italy, Turkey275 eur
  • Spain, Georgia 360 eur
  • Slovakia 20 eur

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Mladiinfo Slovensko – Youth NGO

Phone: +421 907 330 521

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTraining Goals Slovakia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ondrej Mäsiar

E-Mail: info@mladiinfo.sk

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Youth Exchange – One Step Ahead: Outdoor games and employability

Dates: 15 – 24 July 2019

Venue: Bansko, Bulgaria

We are looking for 2 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 50 participants coming from: Cyprus, Georgia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,
Malta, Bulgaria

Application deadline: 02nd June 2019

The idea of the project is to create a playful environment in which you will be encouraged to explore your own capabilities, to put your values into practice and to be inspired by yourself and the others.

General Description

One Step Ahead is all about exploring the topic of employability through various games and activities happening outside, in nature. You will have the chance to bring your own questions and activities, to exchange them with others and to experience a dynamic learning opportunity.

In 10 days you will create and experiment within an intercultural group of 50 youngsters from 10 different countries.

You will:

  •  play and learn outside in different settings
  •  discover your skills and put them into practice
  •  initiate and create games/activities for the others
  •  work together with youngsters from different countries

Project’s objectives:

  •  Personal development
  •  Games

The exchange will consist of the following parts:

  • Experiencing – you will be participating in the games & workshops organised by the Group Leaders
  • Creating – in small international groups you will be organising games and activities for each other
  • Exploring – this will be the time to put all your improved skills in practice while going on an outdoor adventure in Bulgaria

What can you get out of the Project:

A chance to explore:

  •  what happens if you change your perspective on employability
  •  how you can take initiative and what does this bring to you
  •  what is your working style within a group
  •  what are your unique strengths and how can you use them

  •  how to cooperate with others towards a common goal
  •  how you can connect with youngsters from different countries
  •  how to guide your own learning
  •  how to develop activities from the idea until realisation

As a participant you are:

  • 18-23 years old committed to be part YE as well as the dissemination events (preferably without working experience and facing difficulties in finding work opportunities)
  • active and creative interested in outdoor activities and games
  • excited to work with the topic of nemployability through a different nperspective

Follow-up:
After the exchange you will have time and space for reflection, as well as for planning the next steps with nyour national team:

You will be creating at least one outdoor activity or game back home as well as write an article about your experience in Bulgaria.

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Krisztina Erdélyi
Krisztina (RO) is a facilitator and youth worker in Olde Vechte Foundation where for the past three years she has been supporting youngsters and young adults in their development. Out
of her playfulness, she likes to combine nature and games in order to create learning opportunities.

Anna Marija Bērziņa
Anna (LV) is a freelance project manager and facilitator who is passionate about designing educational programmes for young people. Her energetic attitude, playful spirit and practical approach to learning makes her projects dynamic, fun and insightful.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.

– Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

– Participation fee 35 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Travel Reimbursement: will be made on the spot during the last day if all tickets and boarding passes are presented in original

Application

 

Organizer:

ABS – Youth NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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Training Course: Souls without Frontiers

Dates: 23-29 July 2019

Venue: Velbert (Essen), Germany

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Turkey

Application deadline: 9th June 2019

Training Course for Youth Workers and Leaders on migration.

General Description

Based on the European Commission’s integration policy, the project ‘Souls without Frontiers’ aims to provide high-quality training to young educators/ trainers who are dealing with the issue of refugees’/migrants’ integration into modern EU societies, by setting as a prime aim to disseminate this specific approach-system of integration, composed of non-formal methods of education, to other organizations and NGOs deriving from the rest of the EU countries.

Specifically, ‘Souls without Frontiers’ is seeking to provide young educators with the appropriate know-how, through a well-established and concrete method on inclusion and integration.

Hence, after the training’s completion, the young workers/educators will be capable to methodically work with mixed groups consisting of both Europeans and migrants/ refugees, in order to achieve the social integration of the latter into the already existing communities.

To accomplish this target, the activities of the training course ‘Souls without Frontiers’ concentrate on a plurality of related concepts, such as social inclusion, conflict management, intercultural learning, coexistence of religions, violence applied by social networks and the net, psychology of digital victims, racism and anti-racism, multi-cultural bonding, tolerance, democracy, diversity appreciation, citizenship, leadership and active participation.

All these concepts are being approached through creative, experiential methods, based on non-formal educational tools, including simulation exercises, role play, creative activities, structured dialogues, group building, energizers and breaking the ice activities, theatrical games, guided discussions, presentations, activation of five senses, online activities, experimental processes, cultural activities and strategic planning.

Group size and Partners:
Target group of this project will be 32 youth workers and active members of youth organizations coming from Germany, Cyprus,Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Denmark, Portugal.

Working Language:
Working language of the training course is English.

Profile of the Participants:
· Age from 18;
· Youth workers, youth leaders, activists;
· Able to work in English;
· Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back, act as multipliers;
· Active learners, available for the whole duration of the course and ready to share their
experience and knowledge;
· Motivated to take an active part in all the stages of the training course.

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 in the hostel (3-4 participants per room) and food (3 meals per day) .

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs of participants from the eligible countries will be reimbursed after the event up to the following amount:

  • The maximum travel reimbursement sum is 275 Euro

Participation fee

40 Euro per pax

Application

 

Organiser:

Organiser:

Jugend, Bildung und Kultur e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Souls without frontiers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalia Seriakova

E-Mail: nataseriakova@yahoo.de

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Youth Exchange: Language Up

Dates: 16 – 25 August 2019

Venue: Mladinski center Trbovlje, Slovenia

We are looking for 5 participants (18-25 years old) + 1 group leader (20+ years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 24 participants coming from: Denmark, Portugal, Greece and Slovenia

Application deadline: 18th May 2018

The purpose of this Exchange is to encourage tolerance among youngsters, whilst we want to offer participants a wide range of knowledge about this diverse world in which we live in.

General Description

We strive for a more tolerant society. With this project, we want to offer participants a wide range of knowledge about this diverse world in which we live in.

We will get to know each other, we will get to know the project itself (project’s aim, objectives, results, we will divide roles according to the schedule, we shall decide where to go for an educational trip, we will discuss the obligations of each team before the exchange, cultural differences, dilemmas and questions etc) . We will read and discuss the partnership agreement.

Project’s objectives:

Specifically, we want to:

  • strengthen the knowledge of foreign languages,
  • equip young people with sufficient basics to become confident in learning foreign languages
  • acquaint active participation and enhance participants’ intercultural learning
  • young people will become more confident when learning new languages and will know the benefits of learning a new language
  • eliminate stereotypes about other cultures
  • learn new ways of learning foreign languages

We want to eliminate prejudice about different cultures with a discourse on cultural diversity and equality. Throughout the week, we will encourage informal, alternative ways of learning foreign languages, since we want to make learning become a part of our lives and at least with the participants that broadening their horizons, becomes a part of their daily lives

Project’s aim:

To eliminate cultural prejudices among young people through non-formal learning of foreign languages

Project’s results:

  • Living Library during the Youth Exchange
  • Scrap book (dictionary)
  • Photo book with gestures
  • Video making: How do we learn?

We strongly encourage young people with fewer opportunities to apply for this project, with following background:

  • educational problems,
  • geographical obstacles,
  • economical obstacles
  • social obstacles
  • health issues

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.

– Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

– Participation fee 30 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Mladinski centar Trbovlje – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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Training Course ATOQ IS:  Advanced Training on Quality in Iceland

Dates: 29 October – 3 November 2019

Venue: Iceland

Eligible are 30-35 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 16th June 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

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:

The Icelandic Erasmus+ National Agency

Phone: 0033170989366

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule ATOQ Iceland.pdf

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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Training Course Appetizer: An introduction on how to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme (and related) for international youth work

Dates: 14-18 October 2019

Venue: Greece

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

Application deadline: 12th August 2019

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and partially to the European Solidarity Corps Programmes.

General Description

Appetiser aims to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth Programme and to a certain extent though it will not be tackled as much in details – the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

This aim summarizes the entire idea of the seminar – to give a feeling, what it means to work with young people in an international setting. Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

So:

  • Do you have experience as a youth work/leader at local level and yet did not organise international youth activities within Erasmus+ Youth Programme (and previous or the European Solidarity Corps programs)?
  • Do you want to know about Erasmus+ opportunities for international youth exchanges, volunteering activities or/and training projects for youth workers?
  • Are you in contact with young people or other people who would benefit from being involved in international activities?
  • Are you part of an organisation or informal group that is new to Erasmus+ or wants to get to know about new opportunities for international activities within this programme?

Should you have answered positively to the most of the questions above, then this course is for you!

“Appetiser” is designed according to the following objectives:

– To taste non-formal and intercultural learning

– To enjoy the first intercultural youth project experience

– To exchange local youth activities in the international context

– To explore possibilities of support available for international youth activities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

– To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

– To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice. The network of National Agencies for “Youth in Action” organises severl Appetiser TCs per year.

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:

Greek National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organisers:

Sending NAs funding travel costs

SALTO T&C RC – coordinator

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Appetizer Greece.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.