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Training Course Inside Out. Lateral thinking for social action

Dates: 11-19 March 2020

Venue: Spain

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

Experiential training course designed to promote a creative space of personal and community development towards sustainable social impact within a cooperative network based on creating a safe, open and interactive learning environment.

General Description

This training course is organised within the context of Non-Formal Education, it comes to meet the need of providing a space of learning for youth workers through different expressive and communication tools of emotional management, nature-based connection, introspection/self-image, resilience, stress management and resolution of conflicts through an embodied experience.

Exploring together different skills, methods and practices within personal and community development into a path of discovery, the idea is creating a sustainable social impact within a cooperative network based upon creativity and social action. Within the concept of learning by doing, we will be using methods such as discussions, movement sessions, games, group dynamics, storytelling, role play, nature-based experiences, visualisations, expressive art work, self-reflection and many others, including evaluation along the process.

So this IS for You if you Want to:

  • Get to explore personal development and social action interconnection
  • Explore creativity and nature as sources of growth in yourself and others
  • Get to know new non-formal methods and tools to improve the quality of youth work

  • Go through a process of self-learning and reflection within yourself and the group
  • Become an active agent of social change creating impact through your learning experience
  • Connect and develop new networks willing to draw new ideas and get into action together

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ Programme, which means that the costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum allowance according to the Erasmus+ travel distance calculator as it follows:

  • Latvia, Lithuania and Norway: 360€
  • Italia: 275 €
  • Portugal: 180€
  • Spain: no travel reimbursement available

Participation fee

20 € per person

Application

Organiser:

Asociación Juvenil Asekas – Youth NGO

Phone: +34626539455

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Inside Out, Spain.pdf

Contact for questions:

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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

Available downloads: Programme Budapest NFE in HE.jpg

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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Training Course “Eutopia” Diversity in a Changing Europe: Creative lab for Rethinking Diversity in Youth Work

Dates: 6-12 May 2020

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 25 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, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 1st March 2020

The creative lab is designed for critical thinkers, who work with young people and are not afraid of opening controversial questions and questioning concepts.

General Description

Have you ever wondered what diversity actually means?
Do you work with people who question if diversity has gone too far?
Living in times when Europe and the world is undergoing major developments, do you ever wonder how to help young people make sense of it all?

Do you think it is time to reconsider the way we (you) work with young people nowadays?
Are you curious about the principles and practices of slow youth work in a world that is changing rapidly?

Would you like to go on an eight months creative journey with a dynamic community of learners?
“EUtopia? – Diversity in a Changing Europe” is a creative, analytical and critical learning experiment which brings new life to old concepts. It is for the very experienced among us, who sometimes feel tired of thinking, and the very fresh ones, who sometimes feel lost and don’t know where to even begin.

If you are ready to dive deep in the meaning of diversity and use what you find to reshape the practices of youth work – then this 7th international edition of EUtopia? is for you! The learning process will last eight months. It will result in improved practices for supporting young people in changing Europe, and it will produce tools that will be shared in an online library for youth workers.

It will be comprised of four elements:

1st part: Home Lab for Introduction – online learning process consisting of 30 hours of individual guided work from March to May (participants are required to dedicate a minimum of 3 hours for online learning throughout the spring)
2nd part: Lab for Critical Analysis – challenging and exploring concepts in Latvia, from 6th to 12th of May 2020
3rd part: Piloting Lab for Creativity and Experimentation – testing it all through local activities implemented by participants in their local communities
4th part: Designing Lab – creating new tools and approaches in Albania, from 6th to 11th of October 2020

The call is open to all professionals working with young people, particularly in non-formal learning settings. The selected participants are requested to take part in all parts of the Lab.

https://ej.uz/EUtopia_video

Aim:

The aim of the lab is to provide youth field professionals with an opportunity 1) to explore the complex and diverse realities of young people in a changing Europe, 2) to prepare to better respond to those realities by applying values-based perspective of diversity, and 3) to reshape existing youth work practices.

The objectives of the lab are:

  • to create a community of learners ready to engage in a challenging, self-reflective, long term, dynamic learning process;
  • to explore the relevant socio-political and cultural contexts in which young people grow up today, and critically evaluate the current youth work responses to them;

  • to understand reasoning and motivation behind young people’s views and attitudes, discover how opinions are formed and encourage critical thinking;
  • to challenge/ radicalize the concept of diversity, exploring it from a values-based, rather than from a normative policy perspective;
  • to develop the most relevant skillsets for reconsidering and reshaping youth work practices in accordance with current challenges and slow youth work principles;
  • to develop intercultural and political competences, as identified by the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers, and to pilot them through activist projects;
  • to discover opportunities to incorporate values-based approach to diversity within Erasmus+ activities and to support international cooperation among participants.

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.

The travel costs of participants from the Western Balkan Partner Countries are covered by teh SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre.

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.

There is no participation fee for the organisations from the Western Balkan Partner Countries.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

  • Agency for International Programs for Youth – Latvia

Phone: + 386 1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Eutopia – Programme.jpg

Contact for questions:

Suzana Puhar

E-Mail: Suzana.Puhar@movit.si

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Study Visit Working with young people in NEET situation in Latvia

Dates: 16-20 March 2020

Venue: Jurmala, Tukums, Jelgava, Sigulda, Latvia

Eligible are 25 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: 17th February 2020

During this Study Visit we will explore administrative institutions, projects and NGOs in youth and social work in Latvia, working with young people in NEET situation. 

General Description

Main aims: exchange, inspiration, creating cooperation!

The main objectives of the Study Visit:

• To explore the diverse field in the work with young people in NEET situation in Latvia

• To exchange and reflect with professionals from different countries on approaches, methods, tools in their work with young people in NEET situations

• To understand how Erasmus+ Youth Programme / European Solidarity Corps (ESC) can be used to include young people in NEET situations

• To develop partnerships to implement future Erasmus+ / ESC projects both on international and national level

During this Study Visit (SV) we will explore how organizations in Latvia work with young people in NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) situation and which strategies of prevention and support are offered on administrative level (e.g. in the framework of the Youth Guarantee).

Youth workers, social workers but also interested people on administrative level from different countries will explore the diverse field in Latvia in the work with young people in NEET situation. The participants together with a facilitator and staff from the National Agency will travel to Tukums, Jurmala and Jelgava and will get to know different organizations and approaches working with young mothers, young people with addictions and detached youth work . Besides that, there will be time for exchange and reflection.

During the Study Visit we will also have a look at European Mobility Programmes (Erasmus+ Youth in Action, European Solidarity Corps) and explore whether those programmes could be a tool to foster the inclusion of young people in NEET situation or even support them to overcome their situations. There will also be an opportunity to find international partners with the aim to establish long term cooperation for projects.

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.

If you come from Israel, please contact Salto EuroMed RC  for further information about the financial details related to travels.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency for International Programs for Youth in Latvia – National Agency

Phone: +37167358066

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Edgars Knohenfelds

E-Mail: edgars.knohenfelds@jaunatne.gov.lv

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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Study Visit: Boosting youth participation in decision-making at the local level 2 – Study visit to Granada

Dates: 1-6 March 2020

Venue: Granada, Spain

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Finland, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th February 2020

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers to develop a deeper understanding of different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level.

General Description

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers from Sweden, Portugal, Greece, Finland, North Macedonia, Spain, UK, Latvia, Poland, Turkey and Italy.

The project focuses on the local dimension of youth participation based on the belief that youth with its energy has the creativity and potential for change and to be a source of solutions for our society’s challenges, and that these challenges need to be addressed at the local level, starting from the grassroots, where youth work has its strongest impact and where local actors can cooperate and contribute to policy reforms at the local level but also influence national and European policy processes becoming relevant actors in setting the agendas that will affect their lives.

As follow-up to the work done by DYPALL Network and its partners in “Boosting youth participation at the local level 1” Study visits in Portimão (Portugal) and Borlänge (Sweden) in 2017 and 2018, we have recognised the importance of further exploring the dimension of youth participation in decision – making processes at the local level, with a specific focus on participation of young migrants and young people with migrant background, as well as of youth from rural and geographically isolated areas, and especially to share practices that are already being implemented to adapt them to one’s own reality and reinforce existing programs.

“Boosting youth participation at local level 2” will include two Study visit, to Granada (Spain) and Stockholm (Sweden). This Call for participants is only for participating in the Study visit in Spain. There will be a separate Call published for the Study visit in Sweden.

The specific objectives of this Study visit are to:

  • explore, experience and understand the specific challenges to youth participation in decision-making processes in low-density and geographically remote areas;
  • visit examples of good practice and based upon interaction with the project organisations and filter out elements to transfer to own reality;
  • offer possibilities for long-term partnership building among organisations active in the field of youth participation at local level, for future projects;
  • create a collection of best practices of youth participation in geographically isolated/low-density areas.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

  • Accommodation will be provided by the organizers in shared rooms of 2 or 3 people. There is no possibility to be accommodated in a private room;
  • Meals will be provided for the full duration of the event starting from dinner on arrival day and finishing with breakfast on departure day.

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets shall be bought only after confirmation from the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum per country/per participant (including all travel costs from the participants’ home to the venue in Granada):

  • Spain – 0 €
  • Portugal – 180€
  • Italy, United Kingdom – 275 €
  • Poland, Turkey, Sweden, Greece, North Macedonia – 360 €
  • Latvia, Finland – 530€

Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the Study visit upon the receipt of all tickets and invoices.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

Organiser:

DYPALL Network

Co-organiser:

  • Las Niñas del Tul – Youth NGO

Phone: + 351 961 611 500

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Study Visit in Granada.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aleksandra Maldžiski

E-Mail: aleksandra.maldziski@dypall.com

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Training Course: Outdoors for Inclusion

Dates: 20-28 April 2020

Venue: Strengberg, Austria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 12th February 2020

“Outdoors for inclusion” is a training course that aims to educate and support youth workers, trainers and educators on how to use outdoors as a tool for inclusion in their youth work.

General Description

Unfortunately, the potential for outdoor activities and games as a tool for inclusion and integration is not fully used. Youngsters facing cultural differences, social obstacles or educational difficulties will increase their opportunities for inclusion or integration, if outdoor games or activities are constructed or adjusted in a way to support this goal, or comprise of elements supporting it.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To improve the competences of using the outdoors as a tool for inclusion in youth work
  • To improve competences on empathizing and defining the needs of target groups
  • To improve competences on developing, prototyping and testing outdoor activities supporting the inclusion in local communities

The project comprises of three stages:

  1.  Preparation at home before the arrival.
  2. Training Course that will equip participants with competences to develop outdoor games and activities supporting inclusion, based on the needs of their target groups.
  3. Dissemination of the results of the project and implementation of local outdoor activities supporting inclusion in each partner country by using new competences gained during the Training Course.

Approach and content

The project structured in learning by doing and self experiential way. Which means applicable, transferable, nature-based and action-oriented working for all of the activity days.

During the Training Course the participants will experience and learn different types of outdoor activities (Hiking, Boating, Solo time, Photo hunting, etc.); empathize and define the needs of various target groups; develop, prototype and test their own outdoor activities supporting inclusion; introduced to methodological and safety aspects.

There would be one and a half-full day stay complete outdoors, including cooking, sleeping in bags and group activities.

The trainer’s team will offer methods of reflection, which can be used in the follow-up multiplying events in the home countries of the participating partner organisations.

In the content of nature-based activities, the program will offer reflection methods based on self-reflection in a natural surrounding, to calm down and listen to yourself in nature.

Please be aware that the Training Course will not provide you with academic knowledge as it is a purely non-formal education activity, and its success depends on the active participation of everybody present.

Profile of the participants

We are looking for youth/social workers, youth leaders, trainers and educators, who:

  • are familiar with outdoor games and activities or motivated to learn about outdoor activities as an educational method
  • eager to transfer gained knowledge to the youth in their organizations and countries
  • ready to engage themselves in different local and international projects using outdoor activities as a learning method
  • committed to working during the whole project, meaning also preparation for the training and implementation of outdoor activities after the training course

  •  are ready to provide short testimonials after their participation in the project,
  •  are ready to support development and dissemination of the toolbox of outdoor games and  activities supporting the inclusion
  •  be able to communicate in English
  •  are aged 18+

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs for food, accommodation and programme materials are fully covered by the grant received from the Erasmus+.

Travel reimbursement

  • Armenia, Georgia, Turkey 360€/person
  • Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine 275€/person
  • Austria 180€/person

Visa costs for participants from Armenia, Belarus 60€/person, Turkey 70€/person

Participation fee

€40 fee to be paid by each participant on the spot in cash. This fee goes as a contribution to the administrative costs of the project.

Application

 

Organiser:

AKS Noah – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Vzayemopomich – Youth NGO

Phone: N / A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Outdoors for Inclusion.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vitaly Volodchenko

E-Mail: outdoorsforinclusion@gmail.com