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Training Course. Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers. Liechtenstein

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Training Course: Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers (JUBE+ in German Language)

Dates: 12-15 November 2019

Venue: Malbun, Liechtenstein

Eligible are 25 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

How can I start a project? How can I find the right partners? With the other participants you will develop a youth exchange, draft a programme, and learn about the Erasmus+ application-process.

General Description

Objectives of Training for Newcomers:

  • To provide an informed introduction to the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, focusing on Youth Exchanges and their capacity to enhance young people’s active engagement in the making of Europe (though not exclusively) for newcomers to the programme;

  • To offer an individual and group learning experience through a simulated process on setting up a Youth Exchange project;
  • To develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to organise a Youth Exchange, based on the non-formal learning practice, principles, and quality standards of the EU youth programmes;
  • To enable participants to reflect on their learning and to familiarise themselves with Youthpass – the strategy on the recognition of non-formal learning in the youth field, its technical tool to produce Youthpass Certificates, and its application in Youth Exchanges in particular and the EU youth programmes in general;
  • To offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

NA for Erasmus + Youth in Action in Liechtenstein

Phone: +423 239 91 15

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme JUBE Liechtenstein.pdf

Contact for question:

Virginie Meusburger-Cavassino

E-Mail: virginie@aha.li

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.

Astronomical Clock Prague

Training Course: Gamification in Youth Work

Date: 26 February – 6 March 2019

Venue: Ivancice, Czech Republic

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 10th December 2018

Game design and Game facilitation for youth workers and educators.

General Description

Gamification is the introduction of game elements to transform an activity into a game-like process and Game Based Learning refers to the application of games for learning purposes, having defined objectives, in an educational context.

The aim of “Gamification in Youth Work” is to develop youth workers and educator’s competences in Game design and Game facilitation for educational purposes.

The target group we aim to offer this experience to are educators and youth workers actively working with youngsters on a regular basis. There is not age limit.

By participating in this project, youth workers and educators will acquire the skills to design, facilitate and debrief Educational Games and test them on spot, getting feedback to get support in their future applicability.

“Gamification in Youth Work” is a project that contains 2 phases.

-1st phase: The Training Course that will take place in Ivancice (Czech Republic) during 8 days, from 26/02/2019 to 6/03/2019 (including 2 travel days) and is focused on acquiring knowledge, basic fundamentals and facilitation skills on educational games. It will gather 27 participants coming from 9 different countries: Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Spain. The hosting organization is Středisko volného času Ivančice, the other partners involved act as sending, supporting and multiplier organizations.

-The 2nd phase: Local Action Phase, which is a 3 months Action Phase where participants put in action in their local organisations the gained knowledge and learned exercises and dynamics.

The methodology is based on non-formal education and experiential learning, being highly participatory and interactive.

The flow of the program is inspired in the Kolb cycle of Experiential Learning: experience, reflection, conceptualization and applicability. Each participant will be the creator of its own experience, guided by the facilitators and supported by the group. The self-directed individual learning process will take place in a safe space and in a team-oriented and group-supported environment.

Costs

 

This training course is co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme, meaning the costs related to food, accommodation and the program itself will be covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel costs to the training location and back are refundable for participants who attend all the sessions, commit themselves fully to the activities and provide all ORIGINAL tickets, invoices and boarding passes related to their travel. They will be reimbursed up to this amount of euro per participant:

  • Czech Republic: 0 €
  • Hungary and Croatia: 180 €
  • Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Italy and Spain: 275 €
  • Cyprus: 360 €

Participation fee

There is not participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Středisko volného času Ivančice – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Melania Forte

E-Mail: mfortesureda@gmail.com

Skiathos

Training Course COMETS: Cooperating successfully in teams

Dates: 13-19 March 2019

Venue: Greece

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 5th November 2018

Training for Trainers on ‘Cooperating successfully in teams’ based on the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level.

General Description

In the context of the European Training Strategy (ETS) the SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO T&C RC) developed the Competence Model for Trainers Working at International Level

The ‘COMETS training courses’ are developed as a support for trainers in their competence development, each course focusing on one competence area of the above-mentioned model.

Hence, with this call, Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (I.NE.DI.VI.M), the Greek National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme together with SALTO T&C RC invite trainers to take part in this fifth edition of COMETS: ‘Cooperating successfully in teams’.

This particular competence from the model encompasses the following competences:

– Contributing actively to team tasks
– Being willing to take on responsibility
– Encouraging and involving other team members
– Learning with and from others
– Being aware of the team processes and how they affect the team’s effectiveness
– Managing disagreements effectively

Taking the above into account, the intentions of the course are, amongst others:

– To reflect on the concept of team work from different perspectives;
– To explore dimensions such as empathy, respect, honesty and integrity in a team context and process;
– To reflect on and explore the attitudes of teams (as a system) and team members;
– To explore ways to stimulate, support, and empower teams and team colleagues;
– To explore working with emotions in a team context;
– To raise awareness about own challenges and strengths in teamwork.

COMETS training courses intend principally to offer trainers a space to reflect, exchange and contrast their practice and understanding with regard to a certain ETS competence area.

The main purpose is to enable participants to take further steps in their professional practice. In that sense, COMETS is more a ‘learning experience’ than a training course strict to sense.

No matter the focus on each edition, the COMETS are all based on a series of principles, which are:

– Awareness: me – the group – the field – the context;
– Readiness to question and to review practice;
– Readiness to stretch boundaries;
– Being explicit about choices as trainers;
– Integrity: Walk the talk!
– Giving space to the whole person: body – mind – soul – heart;
– Awareness: Being here as learner in a community of learners;
– Giving to Caesar what’s Caesars’: acknowledging [re]sources of practice.

The team of trainers for this COMETS edition are Nik Paddison and Peter Hofmann.

Following the selection process, the training team will contact participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme. This is to ensure that the needs of the participants are taken into account in order to maximise the potential that the course offers.

Participants’ profile:

COMETS is a training for trainers format which provides trainers, being advanced in the implementation of international trainings for youth workers, with opportunities to come together to reflect upon, discuss and develop further on different competence areas of the ETS competence model.

In the context of COMETS, ‘advanced’ means that the trainer-learner has the capacity to direct his/her own learning and in particular, the ability to self-assess his/her own competences.

The General Intentions of the COMETS are:

– To contribute to quality development of youth work and of training practise in the field;
– To put the ETS competence model into practice;
– To support National Agencies and other youth sector organizations in working with trainers on competence development;
– To contribute to the professional development of trainers in the field.

Please find attached the guiding principles developed for the COMETS. For further information around the series of COMETS

Please find here further material for reading: The ETS competence model for trainers working at international level In cooperation with some Erasmus+ Youth National Agencies SALTO T&C RC has developed a strategy to provide opportunities for trainers to develop their competences according to their needs and needs of training providers like National Agencies. Please find more information.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth 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.

In case you live in one of the countries of the Western Balkans, SouthMed or Eastern Partnership and the Russian Federation, please contact your corresponding SALTO Resource centre (respectively see@salto-youth.net, euromed@salto-youth.net and eeca@salto-youth.net) for further information.

Info for sending NAs: this activity is financed with TCA 2018

Organiser:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – National Agency

Co-organiser:

SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack COMET for Trainers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

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.

Poland in Winter

Seminar Yes, and..: Improvisation in the learning process

Dates: 11-16 December 2018

Venue: Warsaw, Poland

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

Introducing applied improvisation as a non-formal educational methodology in both formal and informal educational settings Cross sectoral seminar for Youth and School Education sector participants.

General Description

Aim:

Introducing applied improvisation as a non-formal educational methodology in both formal and informal educational settings

Summary of the idea:

Applied improvisation is a more complex educational methodology than fun games and energizers.

It offers a wide range of opportunities for skills and personal development. It teaches welcome mistakes with a positive attitude, which makes mistakes a valuable part of one’s learning process, reduces inner anxiety, strengthens self-confidence and unlocks creativity.

Aims and objectives:
– to introduce applied improvisation as a non-formal educational methodology
– to understand the principles of improvisation (acceptance, welcome mistakes, curiosity as an attitude) and its relation to learning – to show the benefits of the method and its impact on one’s learning process
– to explore how to transfer the method into formal educational setting
– to explore how we can support the learning of young people we work with by applying improvisation for both formal and informal educational settings

Target group:
Youth workers, youth leaders, educators, teachers (of upper secondary schools students from 14 to 19 years old) of human subjects as languages, history, literature and other professionals working with young people, who are interested in exploring an innovative approach to learning.

Costs

This project is financed by Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

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

There is no participation fee

Application

Organiser:

Polish Natonal Agency

Phone: +48 224-631-432

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Bożena Kiluk

E-Mail: bkiluk@frse.org.pl

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.

Tallinn

Training Course: The Power of Non Formal Education TC in Estonia

Dates: 11-17 February 2019

Venue: Tallinn, Estonia

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th November 2018

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in empowering young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe) and building bridges between different educational methods, approaches or reflections.

 

General Description

Practical note: Please consider that one more the Power of NFE TC will take place in Estonia 11-17 February 2019. Please consider the reality of your time frame and logistics, so you can make a reasonable choice regarding which TC to apply for.

What for and why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting with different kind of non-formal educational methods.

– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.

– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.

– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.

– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).

– To reconsider daily youth work practices.

– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Youth in Action.

How will it be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring.

To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

1. Pre-Training Immersion (6 weeks before the TC): Participants receive weekly newsletters in order to start the training process before the residential training course:

– Introduce some key elements and concepts (formal, non-formal, informal…)

– Make participants reflect about their daily practices.

– Discover through short presentations the team members and participants. Creation of a Facebook group as additional tool.

2. The Training Course (4 days and a half): A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:

Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercise…)

Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…

Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people

Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.

Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

3. The After-Training Consolidation (8 WEEKS): Trainers will be available for participants for a supportive and consulting approach, mainly in the implementation of their action plan.

The team consists of three complementary trainers, coming from different parts of Europe (Jo Claeys – Portugal, Simona Molari – Italy, Denis Morel – France) with different background, working style, experiences but with common values towards Non Formal Education.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details & please check if it is involved in this project!

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth NA for further information about the financial details.

Application

 

Organiser:

Archimedes Foundation Youth Agency – National Agency

Phone: +372 69 79 217

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Power of NFE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Anna Kuzina

E-Mail: anna.kuzina@archimedes.ee

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.

Copenhagen Promenade

Training Course: The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 19-24 March 2019

Venue: Danhostel Ishøj Strand, Denmark

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

Application deadline: 20th December 2019

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in empowering young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe) and building bridges between different educational methods, approaches or reflections.

General Description

Practical note: Please consider that one more the Power of NFE TC will take place in Estonia 11-17 February 2019. Please consider the reality of your time frame and logistics, so you can make a reasonable choice regarding which TC to apply for.

What for and why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting with different kind of non-formal educational methods.

– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.

– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.

– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.

– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).

– To reconsider daily youth work practices.

– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Youth in Action.

How will it be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring.

To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

1. Pre-Training Immersion (6 weeks before the TC): Participants receive weekly newsletters in order to start the training process before the residential training course:

– Introduce some key elements and concepts (formal, non-formal, informal…)

– Make participants reflect about their daily practices.

– Discover through short presentations the team members and participants. Creation of a Facebook group as additional tool.

2. The Training Course (4 days and a half): A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:

Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercise…)

Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…

Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people

Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.

Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

3. The After-Training Consolidation (8 WEEKS): Trainers will be available for participants for a supportive and consulting approach, mainly in the implementation of their action plan.

The team consists of three complementary trainers, coming from different parts of Europe (Jo Claeys – Portugal, Simona Molari – Italy, Denis Morel – France) with different background, working style, experiences but with common values towards Non Formal Education.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details & please check if it is involved in this project!

If you come from a country other than Erasmus+ Youth Programme Countries, please contact the host Erasmus+ Youth NA for further information about the financial details.

Application

 

Organiser:

Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education

Phone: +45 72 31 82 81

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Louise Frilund

E-Mail: lfr@ufm.dk

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.

Georgian Temple

Training Course: Be Active, Be Empowered!

Dates: 22-30 September 2018

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Armenia, Austria, Georgia, Germany, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Ukraine

Application deadline: 31st August 2018

Erasmus+ Training Course for youth workers and young leaders interested in exploring the topic of active youth participation and participatory oriented projects.

General Description

Participation is a crucial concept when it comes to youth work, especially in the context of working with youngsters at risk of exclusion. As youth workers, we all want our participants to be actively involved, purposeful and driven, as well as ready to take responsibility of their own learning process and its outcomes to a high extent.

However, those expectations do not always fit the realities and we are constantly challenged to see our participants being passive and demotivated. The risk in this kind of situation is to “blame” the participants and get frustrated that they do not appreciate our educational offer.

In consequence, many youth workers keep using their standardize toolboxes and choose the “easier way” in which the flow of knowledge should be only from the trainers to participants.
However, we choose to believe that the true answer lies in re-tailoring our own approach to participation and youth work and to think out of the box when designing our project.

The only way to be able to this, however, is to deeply understand the very concept of participation and learning. Without discussing the basic concepts and defining our own theoretical and methodological standpoints, we will not be able to truly understand and implement participatory oriented activities that enhance social inclusion.

Project objectives
1. Exploring theories and practice of par icipatory oriented projects in youth work, especially in the context of socially vulnerable groups (such as youth with diverse cultural background)
2. Providing participants with an indepth understanding of basic concepts related to participation (participation factors) and help them reflect how those factors can be used as a basis for designing and implement ing participatory or iented youth activities
3. Reflecting upon the connection between participation, inclusion, and active citizenship
4. Creating a ready to use tool box on participation and youth work

Participants profile
– Youth workers and young leaders f rom NGOs working with young people at risk of exclusion (preferably with youth with diverse cultural background)
– interested in exploring the concept of participation and learning how to create particiaptory oriented projects for their beneficiaries
– Motivated to take part in creating the tool kit on participation
– Ready to implement follow-up projects based on the tools and methods presented during the course
– Being able to communicate in English fluently

Costs

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

All the cost related to accommodation and meals will be covered by the organizers.

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to the maximum amount per person as follows:

Austria, Poland, Germany: 360 EUR
Moldova, Lithuania, Ukraine: 275 EUR
Armenia: 180 EUR

We do not charge any participation fee for this project.

Application

Organizer:

Caucasus Youth Nexus – NGO

Phone: +995 555 66 48 14

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads; InfoPack Active Empowerment.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kasia Kowalska

E-Mail: katarzyna.m.kowalska@gmail.com