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Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are max 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th January 2019

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

General Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

General aim:

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


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

Profile of participants at the course:

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



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.




SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC


Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@salto-youth.net

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


Training Course: Volunteering for knowledge

Dates: 9-16 August 2015

Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria

Eligible are 41 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 20th May 2015

“Volunteering for knowledge” is TC that will deal with the importance of volunteering as a tool for acquiring new skills and knowledge. Duration: 09 – 16 August, 2015 – 6 full working days activities, 8 days including the travel dates.


“Volunteering for knowledge” is an International Training Course (TC) that will deal with the importance of volunteering as a tool for acquiring new skills and knowledge.

Organized by “Bulgarian sports development association”, Bulgaria.
Duration: 09 – 16 August, 2015 – 6 full working days activities, 8 days including the travel dates.

Main topic of the content: The overall aim of the project is to empower young people/youth workers with the innovative way of acquiring skills and knowledge, using volunteering. The main target group will be focused on volunteering in sports, as an innovative approach to involve more young people to have real working skills and provide them with more employability opportunities. The transfer of good practices between western and eastern European countries, living the good examples during the TC will empower the fight with youth unemployment by creating opportunities for self-employment and employment through volunteering.

Learning objectives:

– To raise knowledge and gain new experiences on volunteering and volunteering in sports as tools of recognition of skills and knowledge;
– Developing the potential for young people to help them access labour market with real skills and knowledge and this way – enlarge the youth employment.
– To clarify the challenges of volunteering in sports regarding to content and methodology, non formal and informal learning process, inter cultural learning and impact on local community;
– To create a network of professionals (youth leaders, social workers and Trainers) who work with unemployed young people and people with fewer opportunities using volunteering as a tool for education and ready to develop new E+ projects raising awareness on personal, social and professional development during the work activity.

This project is focused on teaching youth/social workers/youth leaders/trainers/sport coaches how they can use volunteering as a motivator and way to increase employability in their daily work with young people.

The profile of the ideal candidate:

– Youth /social workers/youth leaders/trainers/sport coaches, active within their organization or society;
– Be motivated to develop their competences in volunteering and sport;
– Already have experience in working with young people, organizing initiatives and projects;
– Be able to act as a multiplier in our local community, ensuring the snowfall effect;
– Be committed to attend for the full duration of the course and participate fully in all activities;
– Be aged 18+ but preferably 25+;
– Competently able to work in English language.

Working methodology: a combination of different creative and interactive methods will be used by the Trainers team and adapted upon the profile of participants. Some examples of working methods: theoretical inputs, round table, Compass/Salto sessions, individual/group activities, group exercises, work on examples in a small group, case studies, real attempts.



– Board, lodging, local transports and all materials of the training course will be covered by the Organizer;
– The participants should arrange their own insurance for their travel and stay in Bulgaria;
– A participation fee of 60 Euros is required by each participant, payable at the venue.

Travel costs:

The travel costs will be 90% reimbursed. For the reimbursement please keep all the original tickets, invoices and boarding passes. The reimbursement will be done accordingly to the amount of the tickets, the maximum amount that can be reimburse for each country can be found in the table below. If the travel costs are bigger that the specified amount then, the extra amount is supported by the partner organization or by the participant.

Partner country: Maximum reimbursement amount:
Portugal 820 euro
Poland 275 euro
Italy 275 euro
Ireland 360 euro
Hungary 275 euro
Bulgaria 0 euro
Greece 275 euro
Romania 180 euro
Slovakia 275 euro
Spain 360 euro




Bulgarian sports development association – NGO

Phone: +359889137478

For additional information please Download the Application form

Available downloads: Info_Pack_Volunteering_for_knowledge.pdf

Contact for questions:

Joanna Dochevska

E-Mail: info@bulsport.bg

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