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Training Course. Power of Positivity. Finland

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Training Course Power of Positivity: Youth Exchanges

Dates: 22-26 June 2020

Venue: Nurmes, Finland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, 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, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th April 2020

The training helps you to clarify your understanding of mental health and discover how you can support young people’s mental health in your work. Moreover, you will learn how youth exchanges fit into the discussion.

General Description

Supporting Mental Health Is Easy

When talking about mental health, you may instantly think about negative issues like depression and mental illnesses. You should not. We all have a state of mental health, one day our mental health can be worse, one day better. But there are concrete ways how to promote our mental well being.

In this training you will understand better what affects our mental health and how we can take care of it. You will learn methods to discuss the topic with young people and have time to think how to help their well being. This is important for you, if you are working with young people. And you should be, because youth exchanges need young people.

Can youth exchanges promote mental health?

Well, yes. You might know that you feel better when you feel heard, you feel you belong to a group, you have your place in there and others accept and support you. You also may recognise it feels good to accomplish interesting tasks, explore unknown things and overcome a nice challenge. Youth exchanges can offer all of this to your young people, if you take care that they are able to be involved, respected and supported in planning, preparation and carrying out of exchanges.

  • In this training you will learn, how you can help young people to have ownership in their youth exchange.
  • You will have a small pre-task before your arrival, so be prepared to return it.

Who is this training for?

You should be interested in the topic of mental wellbeing as well as in international youth work.

You may be interested in

  • challenging your understanding of mental wellbeing
  • learning ways to talk about mental health with young people
  • learning working ways to promote mental health
  • organising youth exchanges where young people are actively involved in the projects
  • learning ways to support young people’s involvement in youth exchange projects
  • understanding how mental health can be discussed in youth exchanges
  • finding possible partners to future youth exchanges who share the same understanding of working ways

It is much better if you will already have a group of young people that you are working with. It is even better, if you have talked with them about the possibility of an international youth exchange and they are interested in one. We will prioritise applicants who work regularly with a group of young people and regularly organise daily or weekly local activities for them. Starting to plan a youth exchange is much easier, if you can start working with your group when you return home.

If you only organise international activities and always recruit the participants in the projects after they have been granted, you are not the kind of participant we are looking for.

Peaceful (and sleepy) countryside

The training takes you to a remote area in Eastern Finland, over 500 km to the north of Helsinki. Youth Centre Hyvärilä is one of the state founded youth centres in Finland. It is located by a lake surrounded by nature. It is not close to services, but they offer good facilities for training, accommodation and meals.

You will also have time to chat and change opinions, practices and ideas with youth workers from other countries and look at the midnight sun by a Finnish lake.

You should know, though, that there will be youth groups around, which means you cannot use alcohol in the youth centre area. Finnish youth work is substance free and you should also respect that in our country.

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Hyvärilä Youth Centre – Youth NGO

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Finland.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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Training Course: All you need is LEARN

Dates: 11-16 May 2020

Venue: Oldenburg, Germany

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, 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, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 14th March 2020

Non-formal learning is the rock in European youth work. We will set out on a learning journey and you are invited to join us!

General Description

Non-formal learning (NFL) is a planned process, in which the individual decides to participate on a voluntary basis. This type of learning is not a part of formal education, but it should nonetheless be properly prepared.

NFL was recognised as one of the top priorities in the EU Youth Strategy and has been supported by the Youth in Action and Erasmus+ programme for the last 20 years. In this time Youthpass and Key Competences were developed to support the recognition and validation of the outcomes of the NFL.

When planning a learning process for your young participants there are many elements to consider. The concept of learning in youth work is still developing and we believe it needs to be better understood. If you are interested in non-formal learning and want to explore the learning in youth work, then this training course might be for you; come and learn how to rock in European youth work!

Aims and objectives

The aim of the training course is to help participants to develop competences to facilitate diverse and meaningful non-formal learning processes in international youth work.

This training course will focus on three major pillars:

  • The importance of non-formal learning in youth work. Participants will be able to develop a better understanding of NFL concept, learn new methods and reflect on the role of Youthpass.
  • The importance of recognising yourself as a learner. Participants will be able to reflect on their own learning process and in this way become more aware of different learning preferences and needs in your youth work
  • The importance of the supporting role of the youth worker. Participants will be able to reflect on their own competences as a youth worker and on how to create a proper learning environment for young people.

Approach and content

On the training course we will use different kind of methodology. It will be a mixture of guided exercises and tasks for the participants with extensive time for discussion and reflection. These activities will either be done individually, in pairs or groups, depending on the purpose of the activity.

Part of the methodology will be organised as a self-directed learning, where participants will be encouraged to search for their own learning possibilities and take responsibility for their own learning process.

As the training follows a purely nоn-fоrmal learning apprоach, sessiоns will be based on diffеrеnt crеativе participatоry methоds and a learning-by-doing where we learn from ourselves and from each other and create this experience together.

For whom?

  • Everyone working directly with youth, who wants to develop their understanding and skills of non-formal learning and the learning aspect in youth work
  • Newcomers in the field of non-formal learning; no previous experience needed, just an open mind to explore, share and learn.
  • Youth workers who have experience with international youth work and non-formal learning, and want to further develop their competences.
  • Learners who are at least 18 years old and have a good level of English to be able to actively participate.
  • Everyone who is curious to explore the topic and open to share skills and learning with international colleagues.

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • The Finnish National Agency for Education – EDUFI
  • Injuve (ES) – National Agency
  • Agency of International Youth Cooperation (LT) – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme_All you need is learn.pdf

Contact for questions:

Rita Bergstein

E-Mail: bergstein@jfemail.de

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 APPETISER: An introduction on how to use Erasmus+ for international youth work

Dates: 30 March – 3 April 2020

Venue: Danhostel Ishøj Strand, Denmark

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

 Application deadline: 6th January 2020

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

This aim summarises 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+ (or the European Solidarity Corps programmes)?
  • 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+ Programme

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

– To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice. The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ organises several Appetiser TCs per year.

You’ll find an overview here.

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:

Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Sending NAs funding travel costs (see eligible countries) – National Agency

Phone: +45 72 31 82 81

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Appetizer.pdf

Contact for questions:

Louise Frilund

E-Mail: lfr@ufm.dk

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 APPETISER: An introduction on how to use Erasmus+ for international youth work

Dates: 30 March – 3 April 2020

Venue: Danhostel Ishøj Strand, Denmark

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

 Application deadline: 2nd December 2019

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

This aim summarises 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+ (or the European Solidarity Corps programmes)?
  • 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+ Programme

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

– To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice. The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ organises several Appetiser TCs per year.

You’ll find an overview here.

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:

Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Sending NAs funding travel costs (see eligible countries) – National Agency

Phone: +45 72 31 82 81

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Appetizer.pdf

Contact for questions:

Louise Frilund

E-Mail: lfr@ufm.dk

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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PBA: Youth Discovering Erasmus+ Project LAB

Dates: 26-30 November 2019

Venue: District of Braga, Portugal

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Estonia, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 14th October 2019

The main aim of “Youth Discovering Erasmus+ Project LAB” is to encourage youth workers to use Erasmus+ within their local contexts and increase the participation of young people in international youth work through the Erasmus+ youth programme

General Description

The Project LAB will create the necessary working environment for organizations/informal groups that are active locally in the youth field to create sustainable networks and partnerships for the development of future projects.

The Lab will support and facilitate cooperation, project ideas, designing, writing and implementation of projects. Support will be offered throughout the process, and in case of successful applications, during the application process phase.

Objectives of the event:

  • To increase the participation of young people and organisations in the Erasmus+ Youth programme ;
  • To encourage and support the strategic use of Erasmus+ as a tool for inclusion & capacity building of organisations;
  • To increase the capacity of organisations for international youth work;
  • To support establishment of long-term quality partnerships.
  • To gather and promote results & good practices on national and transnational level.

Expected results:

  • The participants are expected to develop new partnerships and project ideas and should be able to submit an application to Erasmus+ Youth programme;
  • Increase the number and the quality of projects submitted by organisations/informal groups coming from disadvantaged areas;
  • Increase the participation of young people from disadvantaged areas in Erasmus+ Youth programme;

  • Develop new partnerships and projects among the participating organizations;
  • Increase competences of participants to better understand core principles of developing quality inclusion projects involving specific target groups;

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+ Youth Portuguese National Agency – National Agency

Phone: +351 253 204 260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Angela Santos

E-Mail: angela.santos@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.

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Training Course ComEdu: Comics as a Method in Education

Dates: 22-28 October 2019

Venue: Portugal

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Estonia, Latvia, Portugal

Application deadline: 25th September 2019

Training course for educators, youth workers and comic artists from Latvia, Estonia and Portugal to explore comics as a tool in youth work, improve their facilitation skills and develop new methods.

General Description

The objectives of the training course:

  • to strengthen the network between the partners, comic artists and educators / youth workers;

  •  to share, learn and evaluate the educational comics created by the co-working teams and to develop methods based on them to use in youth work;
  •  to discover comics as a tool in youth work;
  •  to develop facilitators’ competence to use the comic methods working with youth;
  •  to plan dissemination activities for the methods developed.

Apply if you are:

  •  Youth Worker / Educator or Comic Artist that is actively involved in youth work and collaborates with one of the partner organizations;
  •  18+ years old resident of Latvia, Estonia or Portugal;
  •  English speaker (the working language of the project is English);
  •  ready to actively participate in the whole training course in Portugal (near Lisbon) 22 – 28 October 2019;
  •  ready to learn and contribute to developing educational materials on how the comics can be applied in non-formal education;
  •  ready to organize a local activity – the comics exhibition opening and workshops in your local community together with other participants and the partner organization from your country.

Program Outline
22 Oct → Arrivals. Welcome dinner. Introduction & getting to know each other, program, practicalities. History of the project.
23 Oct → Aims, objectives of the project. Group building & resources. The exhibition of intellectual output – educational comics. Comics as a method in youth work.
24 Oct → Discovering different comic workshop techniques & methods and facilitation styles. Designing comic workshops. Preparation – developing the content, methods and materials.
25 Oct → Comic workshops in practice: comic workshops delivered by participants and the opening of the exhibition at Amadora Comic Festival. Feedback.
26 Oct → Collection of methods and materials for reports and e-book. Future ideas.
27 Oct → Future plans & follow-up: planning for dissemination events – content, program, logistics. Evaluation. Reports. Visibility.
28 Oct → Departures

This training course is part of long-term strategic partnership project “ComEdu: Comics for Education” that aims to improve and expand international youth work by bringing comic artists and youth workers together and developing comics as a learning and communication tool in non-formal education.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

The travel expenses will be reimbursed up to:

  • 300 EUR for Latvian and Estonian participants and
  • up to 25 EUR for Portuguese participants.

The reimbursement will be done by bank transfer to a bank account after the successful participation in the training course, providing all travel documents and after delivering the expected outcome (local event).

Participation fee

There is no participation fee in terms of money. However, the participants are expect to invest their time and energy to fully participate in the training course and contribute in creating methods for applying educational comics in youth work and to organize an event of comics exhibition, educational comics book opening and workshop for youth and youth workers in their country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Grafiskie Stāsti – Latvia & Rota Jovem – Portugal & NGO Mondo – Estonia

Phone: +37126543206

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sanita Muižniece

E-Mail: sanita.muizniece@gmail.com