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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: Taking action against gender stereotypes and sexism in media

Dates: 18-27 May 2020

Venue: Krusevac, Serbia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 7th April 2020

This is a partnership project for the skills development of participating youth workers/leaders and providing them with innovative tools in the field of combating gender stereotypes and sexism in media and promoting gender equality.

General Description

“Taking action against gender stereotypes and sexism in media” project is eight day long Training course using interactive, innovative and creative methods of non-formal education regarding gender stereotypes, sexism and gender-based hate speech in media. TC will gather 30 participants (youth workers, youth leaders and volunteers) from 10 Council of Europe member states.

The purpose of this project is to share and exchange different knowledge and experience, to discuss gender issue in media context and create plan to take action against gender stereotypes and sexism in media.

The main Aim of this project is to build capacity of youth organizations and youth workers in to support and empower young people to be agents for social change and combat gender-based stereotypes and sexism in ofline and online media.

Specific objectives:

  •  Building of key competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of youth workers/leaders to integrate different approach, tools and resources that promote gender equality in media content.
  •  To engage, connect and empower young people to use opportunities and tools to create and share media content which will promote and support respecting of human rights and gender equality.
  •  To improve the quality of youth work and NFL to more efficiently and extensively use innovative and creative tools in their everyday work and promote respect of human rights, equal opportunities, and gender equality
  •  To promote and improve international cooperation, exchange and capacity development of youth organizations and young people, in the field of gender perspective in media context.

During the project, participants will gain theoretical knowledge about the Gender equality and practical skills how to use media tools as effectively social intervention method in their youth work in their local communities towards meaningful social change.

Participants will learn how to use off line and on line media space to combat gender stereotypes, prejudices, sexism, and violence and hate speech and contribute to gender equality. Participants will create, practice and produce diverse media contents – radio shows, short movies and internet thematic texts.

Costs

 

This project is funded by Council of Europe in the frame of European Youth Foundation

Accommodation and food

Accommodation, food and coffe breaks in the hotel will be fully covered by organizers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs: 70% of actual travel costs will be reimbursed to participants by bank transfer after providing original travel documents. Participants are in charge of covering 30% of their travel costs. Please bear in mind that there is maximum allowed travel costs per participant from specific country.

Maximum amount of travel costs per participant per country (100% of travel costs can not be higher than following amount):

  • Serbia 30 Euros
  • Montenegro 60 Euros
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 70 Euros
  • Croatia 120 Euros
  • Albania, Slovenia 150 Euros
  • Spain, Italy, Turkey, Poland  270 Euros

Participation fee

This project is funded by Council of Europe in the frame of European Youth Foundation. No participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Educational center – Krusevac – Youth NGO

Phone: +381642860423

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ana Tomic

E-Mail: ana@ec.org.rs

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Study Visit: Women’s rights in Austria and Germany. Study Visit in Vienna

Dates: 15-21 June 2020

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 14 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Application deadline: 17th April 2020

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

Study Visit in Vienna: Women’s suffrage just turned 100 years: What has been the situation regarding equal rights since then? What struggles have been fought and whats the situation today? How can youth work play its part in the advocacy for equal rights?

General Description

In 2019, women’s suffrage celebrated its 100th birthday. What has been the situation regarding equal rights for women and men since then? What struggles have been fought in the past and what is the current situation? How can youth work play its part in the advocacy for equal rights?

Together we will travel to Vienna, where we will deal with the topics of women’s emancipation and self-determination. We will look at historical as well as current events and deal with current social and political developments. We will visit advice centres, youth organisations, museums and cultural-political events and talk to experts.

The reference person for this study visit is Marie Juchacz, who as co-founder and central leader of the AWO was a committed campaigner for women’s rights.

Women and men are equally invited to participate.

The working language ist German, so everyone who speaks German is very welcome.
The study visit can be recognised as educational leave by the German Ministry of Education.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Accomodation, travel and food is provided and covered by the participation fee.

Travel reimbursement

Travel is organized and paid for.

Participation fee

Participants younger than 28: 160 €
Participants older than 27: 380 €

Funding is available, please ask: internationales@jw-awo.de

Application

Organiser:

Bezirksjugendwerk der AWO Hessen.SÜd e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 69 8300556 103

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Freya Kurek

E-Mail: internationales@jw-awo.de

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Training Course APPETISER: An introduction on how to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme for international youth work

Dates: 1-5 June 2020

Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria

Eligible are max. 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 12th April 2020

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

General Description

Appetiser aims to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth 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.

  • Do you have experience as a youth worker/ leader at local level and yet did not organise international youth activities within Erasmus+ Youth programme (and previous 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+ Youth Programme

  • To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
  • To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice.

The network of National Agencies for “Youth in Action” organises several Appetiser TCs per year. You’ll find an overview at 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

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:

Bulgarian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Training & Cooperation – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Appetiser, Sofia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Milen Petkov

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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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Youth Exchange: YOUth Health Matters

Dates: 5 – 14 March 2020

Venue: Burhave, Nordsee, Germany

Eligible are 2 participants (17 – 29 years old) + 1 group leader 18+ coming from: Greece

and Involves 49 participants coming from: Georgia, Bulgaria, Portugal, Greece, Ukraine, Croatia, Germany

Application deadline: 22nd February 2020

Research shows that creativity in young people results in mental well being and achievement in life. We are looking for 6 young people 17 to 30 years old, plus one group leader. Shortlisted participants will be young people who will be better described, as coming from disadvantaged background (social, economic or geographic obstacles).

ATTENTION: Last call for applicants!

General Description

Highlighting an important priority

Young people’s health and well-being is a permanent priority in Erasmus+ Youth programme and it is also highlighted in the European Youth Strategy. Many promoters have chosen it as a theme in their projects, but it is also a theme that comes up universally in all our work with young people.

As educators we have the duty to support the mental, physical and social well-being of the young people we work with. The YOUth Health Matters seminar highlights research results and general understanding about the well-being of European young people.

It offers tools and good practices for supporting young people’s well-being in Erasmus+ projects and youth work in general. Practicioners outside the Erasmus+ projects will share their expertise, whereas project promoters present their working ways too.

Overall objectives are following:

1. Increase levels of motivation, confidence and aspirations of young people up to 30 years old from disadvantaged backgrounds
2. Increase the chances of obtaining employment and maintaining it by offering essential knowledge in personal development, self care, self improvement and communication through creating vision boards using arts and crafts
3. Raise awareness on the importance of volunteering and lifelong learning and aimed at improving long term career prospects of the participants
4. Promote healthy and sustainable behaviours among the participants through specific workshops on the subjects of environment, food and personal self care.

Health and well-being is a wide topic

Health and well-being are a wide topic to look at. The seminar will concentrate on four strands of well-being:

  • Mental health
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Empowerment
  • Belonging

Young people’s mental health is the overriding topic that comes up on many levels: statistics and research, general understanding of mental health, practical tools for supporting mental health and project examples of good practices. The programme starts with a more general look and dives deeper into understanding during the days.

Healthy lifestyle can include many aspects relevant for your project and youth work. Topics that can be tackled include e.g. outdoor activities, sports, healthy body images, drugs and alcohol, sexual health and healthy food.

Empowerment links to the support that some young people need in order to take part in activities or in life as general. Good ways of empowering young people with fewer opportunities exist in projects and organisations.

Belonging is a basic human need. We have the need to have social contacts and friendships. We suffer, when we are excluded. How can we fight back loneliness?

Empowering young people means that:

  • More young people have the support, opportunities, skills and resilience they need for the future.
  • Young people have better relationships with their support networks and communities
  • Young people have improved health and wellbeing

We would ensure that young people are heavily involved in the design and delivery of the project as taking ownership means that they will value the project and be keener to make a success of it.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food and materials – 100% funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. This includes everything, except for travel costs. It’s highly recommended to start buying travelling tickets early. It’s recommended to have a disposal for drinks, small shopping, etc. We are counting less travelling expenses as your contribution to the project.

Travel reimbursement

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ program, within following limits:

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. If your travel costs exceed the official limits, the reimbursement will be limited to the maximum amount of travel costs allocated for each country. If you fail to provide all the necessary travel documents, we will be unable to reimburse you.

For plane travel, the original documents that we need are:

1. E-ticket; 2. Invoice; 3. Proof of payment or receipt; 4. Boarding passes.

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 40 euros per participant. The fee will be deposited after successful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

AWO SANO Nordsee gGmbH, Germany – Social Entreprise

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

Profile of participants: Motivated young people holders of EU passport, residing in Greece.

Age bracket: 18 – 30 years old

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E-learning: Facilitator in volunteering activities – online training course

Dates: 18 February – 1 March 2020

Venue: Online, Romania

Eligible are 300 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: 16th February 2020

The online course Facilitator in volunteering activities is for people working with groups of local, national and international volunteers. You will arrive in a gamified world with e-books, tools, videos, 3D game and much more!

General Description

  • If you want to hone your facilitating skills,
  • If you are at ease with working in an international context,
  • If supporting others’ professional development gives you a sense of achievement,
    Then this may just be the course for you!

Facilitator in volunteering activities is an online course developed for youth workers who would like to embrace the role of a facilitator, especially when working with groups of local, national and international volunteers.

Do you want to know more? Here is some relevant information.

Participants:

The course is open for participants from Programme and Partner countries of Erasmus+.

Objectives of the course – key elements

During this course we will support your acquisition of the following skills:

  • Gain knowledge about volunteering projects;
  • Identify skills and competences needed for a facilitator;
  • Understand essential aspects of facilitation;
  • Acknowledge the learning opportunities offered by volunteering activities;
  • Gain knowledge on time, stress, conflict and crisis management;
  • Identify and apply criteria to recruit volunteers;
  • Understand advantages of procedures in volunteering projects implementation;
  • Get familiar with specific and transversal competences expected from a facilitator;

Topics covered

We will cover some basic information on the following topics: differences between a facilitator and a mentor or a teacher, highlights in the history of facilitation, a facilitator’s range of competences, time and stress management, conflict and crisis management, recruitment of volunteers, timeline of facilitating, self-assessment.

Learning tools:

You will be able to connect with people from different countries and learn at your own pace.

Do you like reading? We provide you with e-books for every chapter. Do you learn better when someone guides you through the new material? Watch our audio-video presentations! Are you a visual learner? Use our mind maps to remember important information! Do you want to apply new knowledge? Solve the missions, take the quizzes and play the game! Do you want to further explore the topics? Consult the supplementary resources!

Time:

You will need between 25 to 30 hours to complete the course, depending on your study pace. You can choose your own study period within the general course period proposed: February 2020.

Price

Our course is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.

Certificate

When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get a course attendance certificate.

Languages:

Currently, the course is available in English. It will soon be available in Romanian, Italian and Spanish, as well.

Levels:

Basic – Intermediate

Follow up – After the course:

  • you can enrol in the Advanced Module of the course, interact with other participants in an international context and further develop your competences as a Facilitator;
  • you can join the non-formal network – community of practice for Facilitators in volunteering activities;
  • you can apply for a 3-day multiplier event dedicated to the most active 50 participants.
    The project

 

This course is provided through the Erasmus+ project “Online training courses for E+ Youth Workers”, funded with support from the European Commission. More about the project and the other online modules developed in the project can be found here.

The partners

  • Predict CSD Consulting – Romania;
  • Asociacion Mundus – Spain;
  • V2020 – United Kingdom;
  • Cesie – Italy;
  • Millenium Center – Romania.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

It is not the case.

Travel reimbursement

It is not the case.

Participation fee

Our course is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.

Application

 

Organiser:

“Online Training Courses for E+ Youth Workers”

Phone: 0040722977094

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Facilitator in volunteering

E-Mail: contact@thecourses.eu

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E-learning: Mentor in Volunteering activities – online training course

Dates: 19 February – 1 March 2020

Venue: Online, Romania

Eligible are 300 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 February 2020

The online course Mentor in Volunteering activities is about roles, responsibilities and other relevant aspects connected with the mentorship activity. You will arrive in a gamified world with e-books, tools, videos, 3D game and much more!

General Description

  • If you are keen on working with young volunteers,
  • If you embrace cultural diversity and like to support others’ learning path,
  • Or your success is all about seeing growth in others,
    Then this may just be the course for you!

The online course Mentor in Volunteering activities will give you the opportunity to take a closer look at the roles, the responsibilities and the other relevant aspects connected with the mentorship activity developed by a mentor.

Do you want to know more? Here is some relevant information.

Participants:

The course is open for participants from Programme and Partner countries of Erasmus+.

Objectives of the course – key elements:

During this course we will support you in the following:

  • familiarize with the concepts of mentorship and counselling;
  • be introduced to the basic differences between leadership and coaching – the psychology of mentorship;
  • understand essential aspects of volunteering activities in the context of Erasmus+/ESC projects;
  • gain knowledge about the role and the responsibilities of the mentor in Erasmus+/ESC projects;
  • get familiar with the main competences of a mentor;
  • gain valuable insights on the practical application of mentorship;
  • gain knowledge on the various models of mentorship;
  • get an overview of a mentorship session in practice;
  • understand the relevancy of practical approaches in mentorship.

Topics covered

We will cover some basic information on the following topics: a distinction between mentorship and counselling, the aspects behind the psychology of mentorship processes, role and responsibilities of a mentor, reviewing different aspects concerning the knowledge and skills associated with the role of the mentor, planning and implementation of a mentorship session, practical approaches to common situations in mentorship.

Learning tools:

You will be able to connect with people from different countries and learn at your own pace.

Do you like reading? We provide you with e-books for every chapter. Do you learn better when someone guides you through the new material? Watch our audio-video presentations! Are you a visual learner? Use our mind map to remember important information! Do you want to apply new knowledge? Solve the missions, take the quizzes and play the game! Do you want to further explore the topics? Consult the supplementary resources!

Time:

You will need between 25 to 30 hours to complete the course, depending on your study pace. You can choose your own study period within the general course period proposed: February 2020.

Price

Our course is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.

Certificate

When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get a course attendance certificate.

Languages:

Currently, the course is available in English. It will soon be available in Romanian, Italian and Spanish, as well.

Levels:

Basic – Intermediate

Follow up – After the course:

  • you can enrol in the Advanced Module of the course, interact with other participants in an international context and further develop your competences as a mentor;
  • you can join the non-formal network – community of practice for mentors in volunteering activities;
  • you can apply for a 3-day multiplier event dedicated to the most active 50 participants.

The project – This course is provided through the Erasmus+ project “Online training courses for E+ Youth Workers”, funded with support from the European Commission. More about the project and the other online modules developed in the project can be found online.

The partners

  • Predict CSD Consulting – Romania;
  • Asociacion Mundus – Spain;
  • V2020 – United Kingdom;
  • Cesie – Italy;
  • Millenium Center – Romania.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

It is not the case.

Travel reimbursement

It is not the case.

Participation fee

Our course is free of charge for the participants, thanks to the funds from Erasmus+ programme and the efforts made by the team of the project.

Application

 

Organiser:

“Online Training Courses for E+ Youth Workers

Phone: 0040722977094

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Contact

E-Mail: contact@thecourses.eu