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Conference. Social Innovation for Social Inclusion. Cyprus

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Conference: Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) 2020 Forum on “Social Innovation for Social Inclusion”

Dates: 5-9 May 2020

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 60 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: 16th February 2020

“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship and social innovation among young people.

General Description

Why social innovation for social inclusion?

This edition of the TCP Forum will be an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social innovation and how it can foster social inclusion, delving, at the same time, into topics such as digital technology and entrepreneurship for inclusion and participation, female entrepreneurship, migrants’ integration and multiculturalism.

Building on the success of the 5 previous Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) Forums that took place in Sweden, Italy, UK, Hungary and Spain, the National Agency of Cyprus is pleased to host the 6th edition of the TCP Forum.

The National Agency of Cyprus shares the belief promoted by the European Union that social innovation can act as a “source of remedies for increased social challenges (rising inequalities, poverty, social exclusion, social conflicts and social injustice)” (Social Innovation Task Force of the EU ISG, 2015). In this context, the upcoming Forum will look into the inter-correlation between social innovation and social inclusion.

Since the concepts of social innovation, and thus social entrepreneurship, are rather “new”, and not extensively explored concepts in Cyprus, the Forum envisions to bring together a wide range of professionals, representing various fields of the market and the society, where they will exchange their experiences, practices and visions. Moreover, the Forum will serve as a platform for the development of a network of professionals working on social innovation and will act as a reference point for further developments in the fields and facilitate their collaboration at national, regional and European level.

The Forum will be a melting pot of ideas, tools and good practices which participants, representing different sectors, will have the opportunity to further explore through relevant presentations, workshops and field visits. The Forum will also support the mainstreaming of future cooperation among participants for the implementation of innovative projects and initiatives under Erasmus+.

Moreover, in the framework of the 6th edition of the TCP Forum, the National Agency of Cyprus has already hosted a national activity targeting local stakeholders. The aim of this activity was to build common foundations on social innovation initiatives, for the Cypriot actors in the fields, to facilitate their collaboration, and offer them the space for an exchange of ideas, good practice and challenges faced in an area, such as social innovation, currently under progress, in the Cyprus context. This national activity also served as a preparation phase for the transnational TCP Forum, representing a novelty brought by this edition of the forum.

Objectives of the TCP 2020 Forum Cyprus

  • Encourage collaboration and partnership building between youth work and other sectors of the social innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Raise awareness of and promote the social inclusion dimension of social innovation policies and practices.
  • Offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices.
  • Use social enterprise, social innovation and non-formal learning as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurial life skills.
  • Encourage creativity, innovation, participation, solidarity, diversity and social inclusion of young people.
  • Provide information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social innovation

Previous TCP Forums: More information about the project and previous editions can be found at @TCPCommunity (on Facebook).

To get the feel of the event, please watch the highlight videos of two previous editions:

Liverpool UK (March 2018):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1EMxY2uiv

Budapest Hungary (November 2018):

An eco-friendly event: Inspired by the previous editions of the TCP Forum, the organisers endeavor to deliver an environmentally sustainable event, including site selection, menu compilation, coffee breaks and the materials we use. We believe it is important to show that there is always a way for events to be more eco-friendly, this being one of the principles of this project.

Youth@Work Strategic Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

The TCP Forum is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 16 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work at www.youthatworkpartnership.org and @YouthatWorkPartnership (Facebook).

Profile of participants:

We are looking for 60 participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries, Eastern Partnership countries, Southern Mediteranean countries and Western Balkan countries, with the following professional backgrounds:

Employment, entrepreneurship and social innovation support services (chambers of commerce, incubators, accelerators, banks, social venture funders, etc.); formal education representatives (higher education, VET); cooperatives; foundations; local, regional and national government representatives; researchers; (social) entrepreneurs; youth workers; community workers; educators; trainers and young change-makers.

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 Board of Cyprus – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Tempus Public Foundation TPF,
  • Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG),
  • European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA),
  • Agência Nacional para a gestão do programa Juventude em Acção,
  • YIA-ES – AGENCIA NACIONAL ESPAÑOLA DE LA JUVENTUD (INJUVE),
  • British Council, ECORYS – National Agency
  • Center for Social Innovation

Phone: +35722402691

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule TCP Cyprus.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCP 2020 Support Team

E-mail: srousou@onek.org.cy

E-Mail: tcp2020@onek.org.cy

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: Theater by Nature

Dates: 3-9 February 2020

Venue: Tenerife, Spain

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 25th December 2019

Theater by Nature is an international training seminar for the development of skills of workers and youth leaders in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, through the use of theater methodology and non-violent communication.

General Description

Theater by Nature training course will take place in Tenerife, from 3 to 9 February 2020 and will bring together 24 leaders and youth workers from 11 different countries.

This project anticipates developing competences of youth workers to communicate in a nonviolent way – acknowledging own and others’ needs, recognising and expressing emotions, building peaceful relations with young people, and co-workers.

We found an existing need among trainers, facilitators, youth leaders, and project coordinators to approach situations of conflict and misunderstanding in their work environment with a fresh perspective. Especially working with multinational and cross-cultural groups, youth at risk, migrants and refugees, where backgrounds, contexts and understandings might be so different, and may lead to frustrations in the communication process.

The Theater by Nature TC aims to have impact in two main areas:

develop emphatic attitude, by building a group ready to support each other, where participants will share their challenges, contact with their emotions and needs, go through experienced frustrations, and approach them as a resource for learning improve/ acquire knowledge and skills in Nonviolent Communication as a tool to deal with similar situations in the future including the connection with nature as a mirror of the different stages in communication.

Application and Deadline

If you want to participate in the selection process of this training you need to fulfill the application form before 25th december 2019:

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All accomodation, activities, and food cover by Erasmus+ funding.

When we will have some activities out, to simplify the logistic and help to co-found the project, we will ask participants to voluntary cover only the costs of one lunch and one dinner out by themself.

If you  cannot afford this cofounding please contact us and we will solve it.

Travel reimbursement

Acording to the distance band or Erasmus+ rules:

  • Spain 0€
  • France 360€
  • Poland, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria, Czech, 530€
  • Lithuania, Latvia, Romania, Netherlands (Curacao) 820€

Participation fee

No participation Fee

Application

 

Organiser:

Asociación Isla CreActiva – Youth NGO

Phone: 687463235

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Theater by Nature.pdf

Contact for questions:

David Perdomo

E-Mail: theaterbynature@gmail.com

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Training Course Changemakers’ Room 2020. Bengaluru, India

Dates: 30 April – 8 May 2020

Venue: Bengaluru, India

Eligible are 60 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, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 5th March 2020

International Training Forum, gathering some of the world’s most aspiring minds to identify the world’s most pressing local and global problems, ideate solutions, develop international mobility projects and launch socially relevant social businesses.

General Description

International Training Forum, gathering some of the world’s most aspiring minds to identify the world’s most pressing local and global problems, ideate solutions, develop international mobility projects and launch socially relevant social businesses.

The world’s most pressing problems transcend national borders, calling for collective action and international cooperation. The world’s most aspiring minds join hands with philanthropists, visionary political leaders, acclaimed practitioners, and pioneers of grassroots movements from across the globe to identify local and global problems and create social-impact-oriented international mobility projects and launch community-relevant social businesses supported by the Global Social Change Ecosystem – Make Room.

It is an informal process of dialogue and cooperation in order to equip changemakers from across the globe with the skill-sets required to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

This Changemakers’ Room brings some of the best minds from across the globe to address the most pressing problems in the areas of Climate, Education, Inequality and Health. Bengaluru, India is the perfect location to meet like-minded individuals, ideate, build international mobility projects, as well as, develop community-relevant social businesses contributing to solving some of the most pressing issues.

Participants at the Changemakers’ Room include an excellent mix of entrepreneurs, youth workers, activists, social workers, grassroots professionals, students and active citizens alike. Seven days of experiential learning platform that enables individuals to collaborate in pursuit of solutions and create community impact projects.

Changemakers’ Room is one of the core initiatives nurturing social change fostering collaborative community development, exchange of best practices, as well as, social business and international project development. The program makes extensive use of impact frameworks and tools to utilize the potential of human talent and social capital while conforming to the principle of lifelong learning by linking support to formal, non-formal and informal learning practices. The program is a perfect mixture of immersive field trips, innovative learning methodologies, simulation games, and team-building exercises.

Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The Fee covers accommodation, food (3 meals a day + coffee breaks), field visits, cultural sessions, field immersion studies, the training materials, interactions with visionaries and the Training Forum.

Also, there are 10 scholarships available. The scholarship will be granted to 10 the most motivated applicants.

Travel reimbursement

There is no travel reimbursement to the selected participants.

Participation fee

All applicants will be informed of the selection results no later than March 15th, 2020. The selection is done based on quality selection criteria to ensure the programme of the training fits the needs of the selected participants.

The Fee covers accommodation, food (3 meals a day + coffee breaks), field visits, cultural sessions, field immersion studies, the training materials, interactions with visionaries and the Training Forum.

India Based Changemakers – INR 30,000
Global Changemakers – EUR 475

Also, there are 10 scholarships available. The scholarship will be granted to 10 of the most motivated applicants.

Application

Organiser:

Make Room

Phone: +37127422525

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoKit Everyone is a Change Maker.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Conference Embracing Inclusion: Cross-sectoral Transnational Conference

Dates: 22-24 January 2020

Venue: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Eligible are 80-100 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: 24th November 2019

The cross-sectoral transnational ‘Embracing Inclusion’ conference will gather and disseminate the realities, achievements and aspirations of national and international inclusion projects under the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

General Description

This 3-day conference will emphasize the cooperation between different sectors (Youth, VET, Adult Ed., formal education, third sector, etc.), as well as between different programme countries, in order to create better opportunities for people with fewer opportunities and enable their active involvement in society and integration into the education and the labour market.

Thematic focus

“Embracing Inclusion” will concentrate on four specific inclusion topics relevant to young people and young adults:

  • Support for those in NEET situation / facing economic obstacles
  • Building resilience against extremism or radicalisation
  • Strategies for those from disadvantaged rural areas / facing geographical obstacles
  • Approaches to assist people with health issues, disability and mental (ill) health

Programme Outline

  • January 21 – Arrival day and evening reception
  • January 22 (Day 1) – Sharing different realities of people with fewer opportunities across Europe, across different sectors and different levels
  • January 23 (Day 2) – Celebrating the achievements of Erasmus+/European Solidarity Corps by learning about/presenting successful practices, approaches, projects and networks
  • January 24 (Day 3) – Reflecting on potential areas for improvements to make the successor programmes more inclusive and accessible
  • January 25 – Departure day

Main Objectives

  • To explore different realities of people with fewer opportunities across Europe, across different sectors and different levels and to examine the links to the EU priorities and strategies.
  • To exchange the variety of ways, challenges and good practice of working with people with fewer opportunities and highlight the possibility of cross-sectoral partnership projects.
  • To share resources, tools and methods on working with people with fewer opportunities.
  • To promote the value of international collaboration for people with fewer opportunities and the possibilities of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.
  • To look ahead to future collaboration opportunities, mapping routes to increased cooperation on inclusion.

Target Group

Embracing Inclusion will bring together 80-100 beneficiaries and stakeholders relevant to the above topics areas and with the following profile:

  • Erasmus+ beneficiaries delivering inclusion focused projects
  • Newcomers in the field of inclusion but experienced in the international level/Erasmus+ Youth,
  • Organisations experienced in national level inclusivity development programmes but not working on international level/Erasmus+ Youth,
  • Young people or young adults particularly those with inclusion experience or background,
    Other stakeholders with regards to inclusion of YPFO,
  • Representatives from the National Agencies and SALTO resource  centres

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:

Erasmus+ UK National Agency

Phone: +44 (0) 121 212 8947

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

TCA team

E-Mail: erasmusplustca@ecorys.com

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.