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Training Course Europe Goes Local SP: Meeting of Municipal Youth Councils, Exchanging Realities & Practices for recognition of local youth work

Dates: 1-5 September 2020

Venue: Online, Greece

Eligible are 40 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, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st July 2020

The meeting will reinforce the networking among the members of Municipal Youth Councils, by sharing their realities and good practises, by discussing the level of recognition of local youth work in their local communities and by designing future actions

General Description

Europe Goes Local is an international project funded through the Erasmus+ Programme. The core aim of the project is to raise the quality of local youth work in particular through enhanced cooperation between various stakeholders that are active at the municipal level.

The Partnership currently involves about 200 members who represent around 120 municipalities from 22 participating countries.

The Partnership also intends to have a multiplying effect by connecting to various activities of the partners and spreading project results to a wide range of stakeholders. This Strategic Partnership is a platform for multi-level initiatives. Large-scale events, mapping exercises and network-wide actions are coordinated at the European level while National Agencies develop national plans to respond to the needs of their partners and create different types of learning opportunities with a transnational dimension.

How can youth work be meaningfully documented and reflected on without wasting too much time? How can communities offer their young people a broad range of exchange opportunities? How does international youth work contribute to inclusion for all young people? And how can European concepts have an impact at local level?

The main abjectives of the TC are:

  • to have a multiplying effect by connecting to various activities of the representatives and
  • spreading project results to a wide range of stakeholders
  • to raise the quality of local youth work through enhanced cooperation between various
  • stakeholders that are active at the municipal level
  • to enhance networking among municipality representatives
  • to share good and bad practices
  • to make a step forward for the recognition of youth work

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – National Agency

Phone: +302131314435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Panagiota Karametou

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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: Maker Education in youth work

Dates: 12-18 October 2020

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Albania, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania

Application deadline: 11th August 2020

We are offering two one-week-long courses over 2020 and 2021. They are targeted towards youth practitioners and will give them the opportunity to learn about maker education, and how to apply these concepts in youth work.

General Description

Maker education is a problem-based and project-based approach to learning. It emphasizes the use of low-tech and high-tech gadgets, a trial-and-error mindset, and it encourages learners to develop 21st century skills such as communication, creativity and problem solving.

Our project is providing 2 opportunities for youth workers to explore maker education, exchange on these topics with individuals from across Europe, brainstorm new tools, methods and techniques relevant to this field.

When?

Autumn 2020 mobility: October 12th to October 18th

Winter 2021 mobility: February 22nd to February 28th

It is possible to apply for either of these courses, or even for both. Just make sure to specify your preference in the application form.

Who?

We are searching for candidates who are interested in:

  • Developing their skills in digital technologies, problem solving and STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths).
  • Developing skills to be able to use digital technologies for social change.
  • Developing skills around MakerEducation and learning how such activities can be used to inspire younger generations and reconnect them with society.

What?

The autumn 2020 mobility will focus on the following topics:

Introduction to maker education: plunge into the universe of maker education, learn from each other’s experiences, explore state of the art educational supports on maker education, debate the influence of maker culture and the maker movement on the youth work sector

Electronic prototyping: learn how to create electronic circuits and manipulate electronic components. Explore maker activities for youth on this topic

Coding: explore physical computing, visual coding softwares, learn how to run educational activities on the computational way of thinking and enhance interactivity of electronic creations via computer programming

Reward system for maker education: brainstorm ways of rewarding the efforts of young makers, exchange on techniques and methods to acknowledge the learning outcomes of youth engaging in maker education

Maker education and inclusion: learn how to get hard to reach youth involved in maker activities

The winter 2021 mobility will focus on the following topics:

Robotics: explore project-based activities and challenges around building robots and automates, learn how to make robotics appealing and fun for young people

Electronic textiles: experiment cutting edge applications of electronics and programming through producing your own garments and accessories embedding electronic components and microcontrollers, learn how to run basic as well as more advanced workshops on e-textiles for youth

Computer Aided Design: learn to manipulate open source CAD softwares for graphic design, virtual reality and augmented reality. Explore ways to introduce a young audience to these topics and techniques.

Internet of things: explore the universe of connected objects, learn how to create functional connected items with young people

Where?

The courses will be held in Tirana, Albania. We will be hosted by Arduino Albania, an informal group of people with a passion for open source hardware and software, digital technologies and accessible education for all.

Trainers?

The training will be led by youth practitioners and professionals of the ICT sector from Digijeunes, Arduino Albania, Junda Youth centre, and HorizonLab.

Application

If you want to participate in either of the two training courses, or both, please fill out this google form. Please make sure to specify which course(s) you are interested in. Should we require extra information, we will then get in contact with you via email.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting will take place at hostels/ apartments near the training venue. Every day, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided. Participants will share 2 and 3 beds rooms. Female and male participants will be separated.

Travel reimbursement

The info pack will contain an estimate of the overall price of tickets to reach the training venue from different starting countries. We will refund to participants the price of their tickets (within the limits of the Erasmus+ lump sums).

  • Traveling from Albania, Greece: up to 180 eur
  • Traveling from Romania, Latvia, France, Italy: up to 275 eur

 

Participation fee

There will be no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Digijeunes – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Arduino Albania (Others)

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Simone

E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

Training Course. ABC on Volunteering Mentorship. Spain

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Training Course: ABC on Volunteering Mentorship in the European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 23-28 September 2020

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are max. 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: 20th July 2020

“ABC on Volunteering mentorship, T.C.” is an opportunity for organizations running projects in the European Solidarity Corps, interested to train their mentors (or potential)

General Description

Nowadays we find that parts of the volunteer’s mentors have a big mobility and not a continuation in their role as mentors. Sometimes they are just volunteers with almost no link with the organization, lack of resources and tools to develop their roles and basic info about the European Solidarity Corps programme.

This training offer to mentors or potential mentors the opportunity to get trained in their task as mentors, to go deeper in the essence of the volunteering activities under the European Solidarity Corps, to find tools and resources for their daily task as mentors, know and share with other colleagues the realities or their projects and the different singularities in each project, offering the basic learning for mentoring volunteering activities (preparation, implementation & follow up phases), aiming to develop their knowledge and skills to better support European volunteers and volunteer learning process in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps programme.

During the TC participants will learn more about the ESC programme, roles of the different key stakeholders on volunteering activities, in special, the role of the mentor, the knowledge and skills needed, how to support the learning process, tips to solve difficulties, conflicts or problems, how to convert challenges in new opportunities…

The TC is offer mainly to potential future mentors or mentors interested to improve their competences in the mentorship of ESC volunteers.

Objectives:

  • Offer to participants a practical and theoretical experience on volunteer’s mentorship.
  • To understand the volunteering chart and the roles of the different stakeholders in the volunteering activities within the European Solidarity Corps.
  • To develop knowledge and skills to support volunteers, namely the learning processes
  • To discover different types of mentoring
  • Get answers to technical / practical issues
  • Meet good practices and exchange experiences
  • Exchange contacts and create possible new partnerships
  • Create a support group (network)

Methodology

The programme will be structured in plenary and working groups with a balanced combination of introductory plenary discussions, round tables, exchange of experiences, theme workshops.

The use of non-formal education methodologies will ensure the active participation of all individuals involved. Working groups and active methods will be also used in order to create an environment that encourages a dynamic involvement of all participants. The diversity of approaches will be used in order to addresses the group various ways to better engage and contribute to the discussed topics.

Participants Profile

More than 18 years old; no age limit

Able to communicate in English

Representing or being involved in any accredited organizations running volunteering projects in the European Solidarity Corps.

Starting or will start soon to work as volunteer’s mentors

A person motivated to improve its knowledge and skills as volunteer’s mentors to better support European volunteers and volunteering learning processes.

Open to learn and share experiences

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 support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected/ having confirmed your participation, check with them 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:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) – National Agency

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme ABC on Volunteering Mentorship.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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.

E-learning. Youth mobility in the digital era. Germany

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E-learning MOVE IT: Youth mobility in the digital era – Online event

Dates: 26 May – 17 June 2020

Venue: Online, Germany

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 17th May 2020

Digital and smart youth work in general have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years, long before COVID-19 catapulted the topic into the spotlight. This online event will focus specifically on european and international youth mobility.

General Description

Digital and smart youth work in general have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years, long before COVID-19 catapulted the topic into the spotlight. This online event will focus specifically on european and international youth mobility which, so far, has not been at the centre of the debates.

It will further focus on digitalisation processes within and surrounding European youth mobility activities such as Erasmus+ Youth Programme or European Solidarity Corps projects.

From keynote speech to Online BarCamp and from webinars to live Q&A, the “MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era“ online event will inspire participants, update them on the latest trends and give them a platform for exchange of ideas. And it will shape the future of digital youth mobility!

How are digital tools used to support international youth mobility? Do digital and technological solutions hold the potential to further develop youth mobility, inclusion and participation? How do shakers and makers deal with “digital“ and where do they see hindrances and opportunities?

The format: 2 blocks and 7 dates

The first block provides an overview of the current state of research on digital youth work (feat. first conclusions for international mobility activities). The opening and keynote speech will be followed by an Online BarCamp where participants can discuss and exchange experiences on a peer-to-peer level.

How to cope with the challenges posed by COVID-19? Are digital and virtual solutions enough (and why not)? Personal experience with online and digital tools for organising and implementing international mobility will also be presented. Four webinars, each including a live Q&A part, will further explore existing approaches and inspire participants to look at the potentials they could use.

The second block focusses on the future to look at how digital formats will or could change the ways youth workers deal with young people in the future. An input on how international youth mobility and youth work could look like in 2030 should lead to a vivid exchange of visions. The debate will show whether there is common ground regarding the direction international youth mobility could and should take on a local, national and European level.
Please note: There is no need to take part in all events, it is possible to apply for certain events.

For further details, please check the draft programme on this page (see PDF file below).

All content relating to the “MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era” online event, such as connection details (public livestreaming), reading lists and upcoming documentation (keynote speech and webinars) will be at available at www.jugendfuereuropa.de/veranstaltungen/MOVE-IT.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency for the EU programmes

Finnish National Agency for Education

Co-organisers:

IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany

ENTK Estonian Youth Work Centre

Verke Centre of Expertise for Digital Youth Work

Youth Department of Helsinki

Phone: +49 228 9506 224

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme MOVE IT in the digital era.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katharina Erbes

E-Mail: erbes@jfemail.de

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Training Course: You go Youth Goals!

Dates: 9-12 June 2020

Venue: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Eligible are 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: 19th April 2020

The Youth Goals were defined by young people and policy makers and should now be put into action at the local level. This event aims on promoting the goals and help youth workers understand what they are and how they can be used to motivate youngsters.

General Description

The youth goals were defined by young people and policy makers during the last cycle of the Structured Dialogue (now known as the Youth Dialogue). The Youth Goals should now be put into concrete action at the local level.

The training event You go Youth Goals aims to promote the goals and help youth workers to better understand what they are and how they can be used to motivate young people to get active. It is also a great opportunity to use the European Solidarity Corps to get young people to become more active and work towards these goals. Therefore, this training will also focus on the exchange of good practices and learn how to best use the Solidarity Corps to do so.

The training will mainly be focused on understanding what the Youth Goals are and how to use them to inspire projects and motivate young people to get active. For this we will be alternating between knowledge building and knowledge sharing modules, as well as practical exercises that aim on better understanding how to develop projects around this topic.

In order to assure the quality of the training event, we intend on collaborating with youth researchers from the University of Luxembourg, as well as the Luxembourgish Youth Delegates for the Youth Dialogue (formerly known as the Structured Dialogue).

Additional Program elements

Free walking tour
For participants arriving on Friday morning or early afternoon, we will be offered a free 90 min walking tour to discover the city.

Welcome Dinner and Networking event
The first evening, participants will have the opportunity to mingle and network around a walking dinner in Esch-sur-Alzette.

Welcome and intro event
The formal programme of the training event will start with a welcoming event, where participants will be offered an introduction to the event by the host organisation and followed by a presentation and discussion by a guest speaker. We are intending on partnering up with several other local organisations working on this topic to also offer participants a better understanding of the origin and purpose of the youth goals.

Winery tour and Schengen visit
The second evening will be dedicated to visit a winery in Schengen, followed by a wine tasting event and a dinner. Schengen is mostly known for donating its name to the Schengen Agreement, an European Agreement that introduced the free mobility in the European Union.

Dinner in the city and cultural event
The last evening will be dedicated to a cultural event with dinner in Luxembourg city.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

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.

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) 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 NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Pétillances

Phone: 00352 621 590 164

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Patrick Azevedo

E-mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

E-Mail: pazevedo@petillances.com

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 Digital Heroes: Maker Education using Digital Technologies

Date: 1 July – 31 August 2020

Venue: Romania

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Latvia, Romania

Application deadline: 1st May 2020

We are offering four, 2 week long courses over the Summer of 2020. They are targeted towards youth workers and will give them the opportunity to learn about engineering and digital technologies through participating in activities.

General Description

Digital Heroes project is providing four seperate opportunities for youth workers to learn and develop their skills through MakerEducation activities and using Digital Technologies.

When?

During the months of July and August 2020 there will be four courses running, each lasting 2 weeks. The courses will each be focussing on different subjects, therefore the exact dates will depend on the course of interest.

Who?

We are searching for candidates who are interested in:

  • Developing their skills in digital technologies, problem solving and STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths).
  • Developing skills to be able to use digital technologies for social change.
  • Developing skills around MakerEducation and learning how such activities can be used to inspire younger generations and reconnect them with society.

What?

There will be four different training course, each lasting two weeks. They will focus on a specific area but over the two weeks many different areas and activities will be covered.

The four main subject areas of each course are:

1. Digital Fabrication

Learn how to create things with the help of machines that are controlled via a computer. We will explore how to imagine and design objects which can be created using the correct software and later sent to a machine which can physically produce them.

2. Programming

Learn how to programme and adopt a computational way of thinking. This course will provide an introduction to coding through exploring visual/block coding softwares such as Scratch and other softwares including mBlock, Arduino and Raspberry Pi.

3. Connected Objects

This course will focus on projects related to the internet of things and connected objects. Connected objects are any item embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable them to collect and exchange data. This course will be an opportunity to learn about basic electronics and coding and implement them in different scenarios.

4. Electronic Textiles and wearables

This course will focus on techniques and methods revolving around technology, textiles, arts and crafts. There will be a focus around using basic electronics and programming to create new and interactive wearable items.

Where?

The courses will be held in Bucharest, Romania

Trainers?

The training will be lead by trainers from the Digijeunes, Small Academy, Burgas Free University and Rezekne Academy of Technologies

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting will take place at hostels/ apartments near the venue. Every day, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided. Participants will share rooms with 3 or 4 bedrooms. Female and male participants will be separated.

Travel reimbursement

The info pack will contain an estimate of the overall price of tickets to reach the training venue from different starting countries (Bulgaria, France, Latvia). We will refund to participants the price of their tickets (within the limits of the Erasmus+ lump sums).

  • Traveling from Romania, Bulgaria: up to 180 eur
  • Traveling from France, Latvia: up to 275 eur

Participation fee

There will be no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Digijeunes – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Small Academy – Youth NGO
  • Rezekne Academy of Technologies
  • Burgas Free University

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Simone

E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

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Training Course: Facilitation of learning in youth mobility projects

Dates: 1-9 May 2020

Venue: Daugirdiškės, Lithuania

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 10th March 2020

The aim of the TC is to look into the quality of youth learning mobility projects and put more emphasis on non-formal learning process and the facilitation of it.

General Description

With this project we are aiming to look closely into the quality of learning mobility projects in the field of youth and put more emphasis on non-formal learning and facilitation of it.

Which means keeping the ballance between fun and serious, professional and personal development, working with the group and addressing the needs of individuals, raising awareness of ones own learning and transfering the learning results into the communities and/or society.

Objectives:
• Develop understanding of non-formal education principles and their role in learning mobility projects;
• To develop understanding of quality in learning mobility and introduce tools that can help in maintaining it (Q! App);
• To improve participants’ professional competences which will help them facilitate learning in all phases of learning mobility projects (preparation, implementation, evaluation, follow-up)
• Develop understanding of importance of reflection in educational activities and provide participants with the competence of guiding reflection process of youngsters: designing reflection questions and running the process;
• To improve participants’ competencies to adjust, adapt and create new methods based on non-formal education methodology;

• To introduce focus groups as a learning opportunity and a way to evaluate and research non-formal education process;
• To create space for future Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects development and ensuring the quality of the projects through developing common understanding of learning mobility quality principles specifically connected to non-formal learning.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food during the training course will be covered by the organizers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses up to the indicated limit will be reimbursed:

  • Lithuania – 20 euro
  • Latvia – 70 euro
  • Poland – 150 euro
  • Germany – 290 euro
  • Italy – 280 euro
  • Republic of North Macedonia – 300 euro
  • Spain – 360 euro
  • Portugal – 360 euro
  • Romania – 280 euro

Reimbursement will be done according to the real costs and provided travel documents. Travel reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after all the original travel documents will be presented to the organizers

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Epicenter – NGO

Phone: +37061715594

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme.pdf

Contact for questions:

Justina Garbauskaitė-Jakimovska

E-Mail: youth.epicenter@gmail.com