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Training Course: Dialogue Above Judgment

Dates: 12-20 November 2019

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Croatia, Denmark, Georgia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

Training course aims to give youth workers skills and competences regarding the topic of intercultural dialogue by understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe and neighboring countries

General Description

Processes of the globalization, social-economic conditions in neighboring countries, and conflicts in developing countries force thousands of people to migrate in Europe for sake of finding shelter and better living conditions there.

It caused mixing of various people and nationalities, coexistence of people with different backgrounds; however, this process also led to conflicts among those groups, judging people by their backgrounds, judgment based mainly on stereotypes and prejudices. All these reasons interrupt process of developing civil societies within states.

Each conflict situation can be multiplied in future and lead us to dangerous situations in various countries. Thus, the main aim of the training course is to increase level of awareness of youth workers, to give useful tools, teach new methodologies and activities that will help them to make their local realities better, to lead their societies change towards peaceful civil society.

Nowadays we often face discrimination based on religion, race, nationality etc. Europe needs more cohesive and inclusive societies, to promote common European values, foster social integration, enhance intercultural understanding and a sense of belonging to a community and to prevent violent radicalization. Our Erasmus+ training course is an effective instrument to promote the inclusion of people with disadvantaged backgrounds, including newly arrived migrants.

For above-mentioned reasons, main aims of the project are to build civil societies with tolerance, to create a space where people with different backgrounds will live peacefully. Thus, this investment in knowledge, skills and competences will benefit individuals, institutions, organizations and society as a whole by contributing to growth and ensuring equity, prosperity and social inclusion in Europe and beyond.

Objectives

  • Understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe.
  • Teaching young leaders useful tools and methodologies in order to reduce discriminatory and stereotypical thinking.
  • To have a space for young leaders to share their best practices of their local societies.
  • To involve young leaders from minority groups from various European and neighbor countries.
  • Strengthening partnership cooperation among European Union and Eastern Partnership countries and empowering EECA NGOs.
  • Creation of a network of like-minded organizations and individuals interested in further cooperation in the field of anti-discrimination and inter-cultural dialogue

Eligibility Criterias:

  • Age 18+, there is no max. age limitation
  • Able to communicate in English fluently
  • Experienced Youth Workers or individuals who are interested in starting youth work
  • Motivated to explore new ideas and methods
  • Participants with fewer opportunities (Social, economic, educational and geographical obstacles)
  • Each partner organization will be represented by 3 participants (3 participants per country)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the project

Travel reimbursement

Max. Travel Reimbursement per person:

  • Georgia 20 Euro
  • Armenia 150 Euro
  • Moldova, Ukraine 245 Euro
  • Poland, Denmark, Croatia 330 Euro
  • Netherlands 500 Euro
  • Portugal 790 Euro

Participation fee

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser: Mellem Education – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • MasterPeace Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Regional Organization – Youth NGO

Phone: +995597757984

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Levan Gorgadze

E-Mail: caynexyia@gmail.com

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Training Course: Be Initiative!

Dates: 27 November – 1 December 2019

Venue: Prague, Czech Republic

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th September 2019

Do you have a project idea in your mind? Do you want to turn your idea into reality? Join “Be Initiative” training and learn how to contribute to creating a world you want to live in. Meet inspiring people, create projects and get support along the way.

General Description

”Be Initiative!“ is a training course aiming at empowering young people in turning their innovative ideas into action. It is for those who have an idea in mind and are looking for support in making it happen.

We will explore different ways of possible active engagement both on personal and community level, business and non-profit. You will learn various project design tools and methods, meet successful entrepreneurs and project leaders and have an opportunity to clarify what are the steps you need to take to bring your project to life. Part of the training course will also be focused on Transnational Youth Initiatives of the programme Erasmus+ which will give you an insight to possible international project opportunities.

Objectives

  • To explore different dimensions of entrepreneurship competence – both personal and community level; business and non-profit;
  • To provide participants with mentoring and support regarding their individual project ideas;
  • To equip participants with tools to evaluate and develop ideas into successful projects;
  • To provide knowledge on Transnational Youth Initiatives in the frame of the Erasmus+ programme as a possible tool for international cooperation;
  • To create space for networking and encourage participants to create international partnerships.

Target Group

The training is for the participants who:

  • are between 18 and 30 years old;
  • would like to start a smaller-scale project, either non-profit, business or other;
  • are interested in Erasmus+ opportunities, namely Transnational Youth Initiatives;
  • are committed to attend the training for the full duration;
  • are able to communicate in English;
  • are from an eligible country.

Programme of the Course

The exact content of the training will be specified based on the needs of selected participants, who will receive a programme schedule before the training.

What you can expect:

  • Project development tools
  • Idea pitching
  • Mapping your own resources and personal strengths
  • Site visit of an enterprise
  • Living Library with guest entrepreneurs and project leaders
  • Information on international funding and learning opportunities

Training Timeline

Wednesday 27th November is the arrival day. You will need to arrive at the venue in Prague latest 5 pm as we will be starting the programme in the early evening. From 28th to 30th November we will have three full days dedicated to the programme of the training. 1st December, Sunday is the departure day. All the other days are for your projects to flourish.

About the Trainers

The training is delivered by Klára Berg and Kateřina Martínková, trainers from the Czech Republic.

Klára helps young people to be active. As a non-formal education trainer she has been covering mainly political participation, activism, NGOs and volunteering. She believes in the power of non-formal education, social justice, human rights and environmental protection.

Katerina is a trainer, facilitator, youth worker, coach and co-founder of an NGO Brno Connected (CZ). She has more than 10 years experience with non-formal education and experiential learning, both on local and international level, currently focusing on implementing personal development and coaching into non-formal education.

Since 2015 she has been designing and delivering international projects within Erasmus+ programme, focusing on topics of communication, cooperation, creativity, personal responsibility and sustainable entrepreneurship.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Youth, National Agency – Czech Republic

Phone: +420 733 125 974

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Veronika Ďaďová

E-Mail: veronika.dadova@dzs.cz

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: Combating Youth Unemployment through Coaching

Dates: 5-13 November 2019

Venue: Sumy, Ukraine

Eligible are 30 trainees coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Ukraine

Application deadline: 24th September 2019

Youth workers who will take part in the TC will receive theoretical and practical experience in coaching directed to young people, esp. youth with fewer opportunities, who need support in their career building.

General Description

By conducting this project we would like to provide support for local NGOs to help their target groups – local young people – in self-realization and future development as active community members.

The training course will be dedicated to the coaching of young people with fewer opportunities in their career building, especially in the online job market. The participants of the TC – youth workers who will be prepared to act as coaches in their communities and support young people in their career building.

Objectives:

  •  to explore the causes and consequences of youth unemployment in rural and deprived urban areas;
  •  to train an international group of youth workers to become coaches for young people with fewer opportunities in their self-realization and future career, especially in the online job market;
  •  to support organisations working with young people with fewer opportunities (esp. those coming from rural and deprived urban areas and refugees) and provide them with the innovative tools aimed at youth development;
  •  to promote international cooperation and capacity building in the field of youth work.

Participants:

  •  youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, educators who have direct access to our final beneficiaries group of young people to multiply the new experience and skills in their communities;
  •  having guaranteed support from their sending organisations in the implementing future activities based on the experience gained in the TC;
  •  motivated to take part in the TC and to be personally interested in the topic of the TC;
  •  motivated to implement the experience gained on the TC in their communities;

  •  motivated to build and support international partnerships which will be created during the TC with the future Erasmus+ projects;
  •  no younger than 18 years old (due to the international travel restrictions), no upper age limits.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organisers will cover accommodation and food for participants.

Travel reimbursement

The organizers will reimburse 100% of participants’ travel costs from your home city to the venue within the limits defined by Erasmus+ program. The maximum amount to be reimbursed for participants is:

  •  Ukraine — 20 Euro.
  • Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Greece, Denmark, Italy and North Macedonia is 275 Euro

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Center for Euroinitiatives – Youth NGO

Phone: +380542798668

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Coaching for Employment.pdf

Contact for questions:

Anna Kovbasyuk

E-Mail: info@eu.sumy.ua

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Training Course: Influence YOUth

Dates: 25 October – 1 November 2019

Venue: Byblos, Lebanon

Eligible are 24 trainees coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Lebanon, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 22nd September 2019

Influence YOUth training course is focusing on developing the skills and competences of youth workers to empower them to take up leadership positions and to equip them with tools to lead a youth organisation.

General Description

Influence YOUth is a training course focusing on the development of skills and competences of youth workers in organisational management.

With this training course we would like to train young people active in our organisations to make them more conscious of their personal leadership, and to be able to engage young people more actively in their communities by using creative and innovative methods and effective techniques.

We seek to address the need of empowering youth through engagement and self-motivation and effective non-formal and informal learning methods to become able and competent to lead a youth organisation. We are ready to introduce different, sometimes unusual methods to address issues such heavy topics as communication development, conflict resolution and effective teamwork and strategic planning.

The training course is build up on the idea of understanding and applying organizational management techniques such as planning and organizing, leadership skills development, people, time and budget management. During the training course youth worker will develop their skills and competences in such important topics as assertive communication, effective team-work and strategic planning while understanding the importance of youth work and the role they play in the development of their communities.

Taking under consideration the needs of the organizations involved the content of this training course will be based on the following objectives:

  • To identify the role of youth work in our societies and to understand the importance of youth workers
  • To provide participants with different tools to acquire knowledge and to develop skills and competencies in organizational management
  • To introduce effective communication, leadership and teamwork techniques
  • To develop competences to implement tools, non-formal and informal educational methods of decision making and strategic thinking
  • To provide space for participants for discussion and sharing best practices and to develop their leadership skills and competences using tandem method
  • To improve knowledge about Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for enhancing the international dimension of youth work through capacity building activities

At the end of the training course, our participants will be motivated to participate more actively in the lives of their organisations, develop more projects with and for young people and will be better equipped to provide a higher quality of youth work delivery due to their experience, skills and knowledge.

During our training course we are going to use non-formal and informal educational tools, especially Tandem learning. The training course will be based on an interactive and participative approach.

The processes of learning from each other and learning by doing will be crucial, as well as self-directed Tandem, where partners equally share their knowledge while placing emphasis on integration and promoting independent learning experience. The training course will stimulate creativity, communication and active participation.

The TC “Influence YOUth” will take place in Simar Jbeil in Byblos, Lebanon between 25. October – 1. November 2019. There will be 30 participants coming from 10 different countries: Hungary, UK, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation, food and programme costs are fully covered by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are determined by standards set strictly by Erasmus+ Programme.

The maximum possible travel contribution for each person is:

  • 20 Euro from: Lebanon
  • 275 Euro from: Turkey, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 360 Euro from:  Hungary, Palestine
  • 530 Euro from: Morocco, Spain, United Kingdom

Visa and visa application costs are maximum 100 Euro/person.

Participation fee

A participation fee of €50 per participant is expected to be paid as contribution.

Application

 

Organiser:

Tudatos Ifjúságért Alapítvány – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

CHABIBEH SPORTING CLUB – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Zita Szalai

E-Mail: zita.szalai@tudatosifjusag.hu

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E-learning Introduction to Dialogue Facilitation: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (November – December Call)

Dates: 4 November – 2 December 2019

Venue: Online, Belgium

Eligible are 100 trainees coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 1st November 2019

This is an online, paced training course designed to give participants a background and understanding of dialogue facilitation and to prepare for the intensive course.

General Description

Facilitators are an important part of Virtual Exchange programmes. They are third parties who help a group have a constructive, respectful and authentic dialogue on various topics of (mutual) interest.

Facilitators are multi-partial and neutral process leaders: they do not participate in the content of the conversation but do their best to ensure all participants feel free to express themselves and are heard by others, respecting certain agreed-upon ground rules and following the indications of programme curriculum as well as the group’s needs and interests.

Facilitators seek to elicit self-group awareness and understanding by providing a safe and effective learning environment where participants learn tools to hold an effective cross-cultural dialogue and are inspired to take the skills and understanding beyond their participation in Virtual Exchange.

Facilitators are trained in utilizing a diverse set of facilitation tools to foster such awareness and learning and address group dynamics. Virtual Exchange facilitators are curious learners, good listeners, multi-taskers and team workers. As a facilitator, you will actively strive to improve your facilitation skills and knowledge with the Erasmus+ facilitator community.

Introduction to Facilitation: 10 hours of asynchronous, paced online course

The Facilitation Training was developed with the expert contribution of various conflict resolution, mediation and facilitation practitioners, invested in 21st century education and in broadening knowledge and use of peace-building methodologies in a diverse and global context. Successful completion of training and practicum qualifies trainees to UN endorsed certificates.

Through the Facilitation Training participants will enhance key 21st Century Skills including:

Leadership and initiative: Trainees will lead a Virtual Exchange group through a semester of intercultural dialogue. They will plan weekly sessions and guide participants through a dialogue and learning process.

Critical thinking and problem solving: Trainees will learn how to become more self‐aware of their triggers and biases, discuss assumptions and beliefs, and practice neutrality. Trainees will practice how to bring forth critical thinking in a discussion, and how address challenging group dynamics.

Cross‐cultural collaboration: Trainees will work with international group of peers and learn about culturally sensitive topics from each other; they will discuss how to approach and lead difficult conversations in multicultural settings.

Teamwork: Trainees will work closely with a co‐facilitator and will be part of an international community of professionals and conflict resolution experts.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Participation fee

Not applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange – Youth NGO

Phone: 1 718-701-5855

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Katja Riikonen

E-Mail: training@soliya.net

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Training Course SocInc: Long-term training into Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Young Refugees through Non-formal Education (NFE)

Dates: 17-22 November 2019

Venue: Training 1: Solingen (Germany). Training 2: Sofia (Bulgaria)

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey

Application deadline: 27th September 2019

SocInc is a long-term training course promoting social inclusion of vulnerable young refugees through non-formal education. Training is designed for youth workers working directly with the target group to familiarize and equip them with NFE tools.

General Description

SocInc is a long-term training to promote social Inclusion of particularly vulnerable young refugees through non-formal education (NFE). The training is designed for professionals from Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Italy and Turkey working directly with the target group.

Through the project, participating youth workers will be familiarized and equipped with NFE tools, but will also create, test and consolidate adapted NFE tools that will be gathered and presented in a toolkit, also for other youth workers to use. Participants will remarkably develop their professional skills and attitude.

All costs of the training are covered. Participants assume travel costs related to the trainings and then ask for reimbursement after the trainings.

Training 1 (T1): Kick-off training “Social Inclusion of particularly vulnerable young refugees”
Dates: 17/11/19- 22/11/19 in Solingen, Germany.

In between:
All participants: testing and consolidation of tools developed during T1 in local work contexts

Job- shadowing:
Job shadowing in Bologna, Italy for five selected participants (more information on the selection procedure will be provided at T1)
Dates are flexible, but should be between T1 and T2
Duration: 5 days

Training 2 (T2): Consolidation and follow-up training
Dates: 23/03/20- 27/03/20 in Sofia, Bulgaria

You can find more detailed information on the two trainings and on the in between activities in the annexed document.

Participants
SocInc is open to 25 participants, thus five participants per country.
In order to participate you must be part of the following groups:

-social or youth worker
-intercultural mediator
-educator
-refugee community leader

You have to work with at least one of the following sub- groups of young refugees:

Sub-group I: Young refugees (possibly) on the move, thus young refugees that for legal reasons should stay in one member state but for migratory pressure want to leave it / already left it to move to their country of destination. Facing: exclusion, exploitation, employment bans, fear of deportation (key word: Dublin Regulation).

Sub-group II: Young refugees that face social or mental difficulties, often a PDSD. They are having difficulties in frequenting the “standard” formal education activities planned for young refugees. Facing: risks of drop-outs, homelessness and a completely non-participatory life.

You must have at least three years of professional experience and show strong interest in NFE and in promoting social integration of the target group.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and board will be provided.

Travel reimbursement

All tickets will be purchased by the participants themselves. Travel costs will then be reimbursed to participants at the end of each mobility after having handed in all the related invoices.

For the training in Germany per participant up to the following amount travel costs can be reimbursed:

  • Germany: 20 €
  • Bulgaria, Greece, Italy : 275 €
  • Turkey: 360 €

For the training in Bulgaria per participant following travel costs can be reimbursed:

  • Bulgaria: 20 €
  • Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey: 275 €

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

migration_miteinander – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 15214763938

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Golde Ebding

E-Mail: info@migrationmiteinander.de

Training Course. Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups. Latvia

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

This is a course for professional development of youth workers, educators and youth leaders who would like to organise educational projects and programmes with mixed ability groups using Human Rights Education.

General Description

Training course “Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups” is a training course for professional development of youth workers, educators and leaders of educational programmes who would like to organize educational projects, programmes and activities with mixed ability groups through human rights education.

During the Training Course participants will discover:

-How to run mixed ability inclusive youth educational activities and projects based on Human Rights Education and non-formal learning approach;
– The values, principles, concepts and methods of human rights education;
– The principles of development and running of educational programmes within Human rights education field;
– Quality and particularities of human rights education activity with mixed ability groups of young people;
– What is the experiential learning cycle;
– Effective tips and hints on how to make HRE inclusive
– The levels of responsibility working in activities and projects with youth groups of mixed ability nature;
– Effective tools and instruments of inclusive youth worker and educator;
– The realities and best practices of youth educational activities and projects in EU, Eastern Partnership region and Russia;

The recognition of youth work, Youthpass and different learning instruments, youth worker’s competences and assessment.

Participants will also:

– Work in international groups;
– Get practical experience preparing and running human rights education activities with mixed ability groups during the trainiing course;
– Explore recent developments of youth work field;
– Set personal and professional development aims;
– Have an opportunity to develop international and local educational projects in the field of youth within and outside Erasmus+ programme.

It is expected that participants (together or individually) will organise local training/educational activities after the training course integrating human rights education and mixed ability approaches.

Profile of participants:

– Youth workers and youth leaders who act as youth educators in educational programmes and projects representing NGOs, working directly with young people with some experience of educational programmes with mixed-ability groups or without, but having strong dedication to introduce mixed ability approach and human rights education in their work;

– Interested in development of their organisation/institution and inclusive youth work in their respective city, region, country and Europe;
– Motivated for further professional development
– Aged: 18+;
– Able to communicate and work in Russian;
– Able to participate in the full duration of the course

Application

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

Visa cost cover 100% and travel costs will be paid within the limits set by the Erasmus+ programme.

Limits for countries (most economic route will be required):

  • Latvia – 20 Eur/180 Euro (depending on the region),
  • Estonia, Lithuania – 180 Euro
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Germany – 275 Euro
  • Russian Federation – 275 Eur/360 Eur (depending on the region),
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan – 360 Euro,

Please do not buy tickets before you get confirmation about acceptance and note from the organisers to buy the tickets!

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com