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Training Course Active and Engaged: Supporting young people’s conscious active citizenship

Dates: 27-29 May 2020

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th April 2020

ATTENTION: DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF NEW DATES ONCE CONFIRMED!

Empowerment Is a buzz word commonly used in the youth sector but young people need platforms that support them to think consciously and critically about issues that affect their lives, the communities they live in.

General Description

This seminar is for youth workers and leaders to promote young people’s conscious active citizenship civic competence so that they can analyze issues in their community with a view to proposing innovative solutions to bring about social change.

Aims:

To explore how to support young people’s conscious active citizenship

Objectives:

  • To provide a space for youth workers to critically reflect on how their Youth work practise empowers or disempowers young people
  • To understand how to empower young people to take action on issues affecting them in their community
  • To support youth workers to develop the tools they need to promote conscious active citizenship with young people
  • To explore how policy can support young people becoming change makers
  • To explore how Erasmus+ can support young people becoming active citizens

Expected Results :

  • Youth workers who understand how to engage young people
  • Youth workers are more equip to support young people to become more active on issues affecting them
  • Young people are more conscious of the communities and world they live in

As part of this training we should develop a toolkit in advance of the training that youth workers can use later with the young people they work with.

Please note arrival date is 26th May and Departure 29th May after lunch.

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:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: +35318871202

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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

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Training Course: The Confusion of Inclusion

Dates: 1-5 June 2020

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 17th April 2020

There are many barriers to inclusion that present themselves across Europe. we will go beyond the confusion, and create a space to equip participants with non-formal learning tools to foster inclusion within their work with young people.

General Description

The essence of the training course is to equip participants with non-formal learning tools to foster inclusion within their work with young people with fewer opportunities.

The idea of the training is:

To explore how professionals from the youth field directly working with young people with fewer opportunities can promote inclusion within their practice. We will share non-formal tools that allow participants to promote social inclusion with young people with fewer opportunities.

There will be an introduction to non-formal learning tools that can be used by youth workers committed to fostering a culture that embraces the values of diversity and inclusiveness within their communities and their target groups.

On completion of this training, participants will gain a toolbox for promoting social inclusion within their scope of work and influence. Participants will gain an understanding and knowledge of the “7 Pillars of Inclusion” and get equipped with tools to transmit this model into their everyday work.

Participants will gain an understanding of inclusive youth work within Europe and specifically in Ireland by attending interactive workshops, platforms for dialogue and questions, study visits and meetings with key representatives from the youth sector active in Irish society. Allowing participants to explore how inclusion is promoted within these services.

The main objectives of the training are:

(1) To develop an understanding of what an inclusive society might look like with the knowledge of different approaches across Europe.

(2) To look into the challenges of promoting inclusion through case studies, brainstorming and share youth workers experiences on ways to best overcome them.

(3) To become enhanced in the field of non-formal learning (NFL) and to understand the main principles of NFL. Creating and finding tools that can be used to promote inclusion.

(4) To lay the basis for meaningful and cohesive relationships across Europe. Using the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes as a platform to promote inclusion and future collaboration opportunities for youth workers and young people.

Please note the arrival day will be 1st June.

Departure will be the morning of the 6th June.

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:

Leargas – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Salto T&C (SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: +35318871202

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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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Conference: Gender Equality & You Forum 2020

Dates: 27-29 May 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 60 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 15th March 2020

We invite youth leaders from all over Europe to an open dialogue with their peers and European decision makers on the upcoming EU Gender Equality Strategy. The forum will highlight the importance of young voices in the gender equality discourse.

General Description

The overall aim of this forum is to raise awareness for gender equality and to make young people’s voices heard in the European discourse. The starting point will be the results of the Austrian Presidency Conference “Gender Equality & YOU” in 2018, the Youth Goal #2 as well as the European Commission’s upcoming Gender Equality Strategy (expected for March 2020).

The Austrian Presidency Conference “Gender Equality & YOU. Young voices. Joint initiative.” took place on 11/12 October 2018 and inspired an open dialogue on the future priorities for the work on gender equality of the EU. The forum in Brussels on 27-29 May 2020 will continue and build on these results and initiate a dialogue between youth leaders and European stakeholders.

A central part of the forum are interactions with members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) and representatives of the European Commission.

Aims & Objectives

  •  To open a dialogue between young people and European stakeholders on Gender Equality
  •  To raise awareness of the new EU Gender Equality Strategy and collect young people’s perspectives
  •  To create links between the EU Gender Equality Strategy and young people’s realities and explore young people’s possible contributions
  •  To follow up on the outcomes of the 2018 Gender Equality & YOU conference and link them and Youth Goal 2 to the current strategy
  •  To raise awareness of Gender Equality as an important issue for young people and the importance of including young people’s voices in the Gender Equality discourse

Participants

We invite youth leaders from all EU member states under the age of 30. We are aiming to have a diverse group of people regarding gender, age, organisational background and prior experience with the topic. Having participated in the 2018 conference is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Partners

The Forum will be organized by the Austrian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps, the German National Agency Youth for Europe, the Belgian National Agency YIA-BEFL – JINT, the Austrian Federal Chancellery – Division for Women and Equality, the Austrian National Youth Council and with the support of the European Youth Forum.

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:

Austrian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps

Co-organisers:

  • JINT – Flemish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps
  • German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps

Phone: +43 660 726 60 54

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack on Gender-Equality.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sophie Hammer

E-Mail: sophie.hammer@iz.or.at

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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Seminar Among Others: Non-formal Learning in Higher Education. Developing Intercultural Competence

Dates: 20-24 April 2020

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey

Application deadline: 8th March 2020

This seminar will be held within the long-term cooperation project called ‘Among Others’ that focuses on intercultural competence, non-formal learning and international co-operation in youth work and higher education.

General Description

In 2014, eight NAs sought to build upon the work undertaken in Poland to promote international projects and non-formal education to a wider sector, particularly aiming for recognition by and links with higher education, targeting future youth workers and other, closely related fields. This resulted in the creation of a series of university workshops (developed by trainers) followed by an international seminar, to reflect upon practices and the lessons learnt.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To introduce non-formal education and international cooperation into higher education;
  • To develop intercultural competence of future youth workers and teachers to improve the quality of youth work
  • To encourage the use of Erasmus+ Youth Programme in working with young people.
  • We prepared the seminar programme to let us all reflect on all aspects of the project from the big picture and strategic impact of the project but also to share about how Among Others were implemented both at local and national level too.

The aims of the seminar are:

  • To share the context, ideas, resources and outcomes of national project activities.
  • To identify ways of improving the recognition of Intercultural Competence (ICC) and NFL (Non-formal learning) within Higher Education.
  • To develop the project’s sustainability notably through the establishment of a network/community of practice
  • To explore the diverse uses of ICC in national contexts
  • To evaluate the 2019-2020 phase of the project

Target groups of the seminar:

Trainers, university lecturers and students involved in the national project activities (of the “Among Others” project);
Staff of higher education institutions and other providers of youth work education and training;
Trainers and facilitators involved in developing Intercultural Competence in non-formal education
National Agency representatives/coordinators of national project activities.
Participants should be available to actively attend the full duration of the seminar, motivated to prepare themselves before the seminar, aged 18+ and able to communicate and work in English.

This seminar is open to residents of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries participating in the project: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Latvia and Switzerland.

Participants should arrive to Budapest on the 20th April to attend the Opening of the seminar that starts at 16.00 and depart on April 24 (anytime).

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:

Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency Erasmus+ Youth

Co-organiser:

  • Dům zahraniční spolupráce / Erasmus+ Mládež CZ – National Agency

Phone: +3612371300 / 322

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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Contact for questions:

Luca Pável

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu

Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

A training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

You did a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer! EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.

You will attend workshops on:

  • opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
  • Mobility programmes in Europe
  • Project management and PR activities
  • Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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 involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps 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 Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

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: Queerasmus+

Dates: 29 April – 1 May 2020

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

Eligible are 25 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, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 8th March 2020

The contact making seminar is a space to learn about the realities of practices and challenges, and in response develop supports to increase the participation of the LGBTI+ community in Erasmus+ through partnership building.

General Description

Queerasmus+ is a contact making seminar where we invite representatives and youth workers for queer youth groups to:

  • Learn from and get inspired by each other’s activities
  • Find new reliable partners and build a safe and solid fundament for future cooperation
  • Come up with creative ideas for international cooperation
  • Get familiar with Erasmus+ and the funding possibilities it offers particularly in the area of youth exchanges.
  • Connect their work with new policy strategies such as the LGBTI+ National Youth Strategy for Ireland, put into context of their own countries.
  • Meet ‘best practice’ organisations who have implemented projects under Erasmus+ with LGBTI+ young people.

Profile of participants: This contact making seminar targets youth workers working directly with LGBTI+ young people.

Please note arrival will be for 28th April and departure will be 2pm 1st May

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:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: +353188712222

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Audrey Reily

E-Mail: areily@leargas.ie

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: Go Green for your Community!

Dates: 3-5 April 2020

Venue: United Kingdom

Eligible are 50 participants coming from: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st January 2020

A funded 2-day training for 18-30 year old’s to grow your greener community idea! Are you aged between 18-30?

General Description

Do you have an idea of a way to make your community more environmentally friendly?
Could you gather yourself and four other friends to bring about positive change in your local area?

If so, then you have come to the right place!

Go Green for your Community aims at bringing together young people who are passionate about the environment and supporting their local community. We hope to provide learning, time and space for you to find out more about how to apply for funding to carry out a Solidarity Project in your local community.

Places, accommodation, travel and food are funded but limited so register your interest in a place today!

This 2 day activity will allow you to discover:

  •  How to develop your environmental project and apply for funding
  • A chance to network and meet other young people who are also looking to submit a community project
  • Personal development and learning through your project

Please ensure you have considered an idea of a potential community project you and your friends would be looking to carry out, before applying to attend. We will require you to briefly outline your project idea during registration.

Who should attend?

Young people aged between 18-30 who are able to bring along at least 2 other friends (as a minimum) who are looking to put together a community project with a focus on tackling environmental issues. Please note, we will need you and your friends to register individually in order to attend this activity.

This is a national activity open only to residents of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

Where is it taking place?

United Kingdom – exact location to be confirmed. Accommodation will be provided for stay on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th January 2020.

When is it taking place?

Friday 5th April (arrival in the evening) – Sunday 7th April (early afternoon finish). Exact timings will be communicated following the registration closing date.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food during the activity will be arranged for you by the UK National Agency for the duration of the activity

Travel reimbursement

You will be required to book your travel to and from the activity.

Travel costs to attend the activity will be reimbursed following full attendance at the activity and provided all costs are in line with the conditions outlined in the ESC Expenses Factsheet.

The ESC Expenses Factsheet will be provided to all participants selected to attend this activity.

Participation fee

None.

Application

 

Organiser:

UK National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Annum

E-Mail: erasmusplustca@ecorys.com