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Training Course: Out for ChangE+

Dates: 21-30 April 2020

Venue: Horezu, Romania

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Turkey

Application deadline: 7th March 2020

Out for changE+ is a training course dedicated to 34 youth workers that will develop themselves personally and professionally with the aim of promoting and being active in inclusive education.

General Description

Through the training course “Out for ChangE+” we want to motivate youth workers to change the set patterns and perspective about education and activity design, to realize the countless possibilities to implement inclusive activities and the multidimensional benefits that this can have in the learning process and development of the young people, contributing to the change of the learning, education and educational system in an inclusive one, and empower youth workers and most important, the young people through them.

Furthermore, we want to support youth workers to understand better and promote an inclusive environment, to develop their skills and learning in innovative settings, using non-formal education methods to raise their civic and social awareness.

Throughout the project, the participants will:

1. Acquire knowledge about inclusion and inclusive non-formal methods, that they can apply in their typical work;

2. Develop their training skills and expertise in working with young people in inclusive settings, using non-formal education and experiential methods;

3. Increase their awareness that integrating inclusive education methods and activities can create social change and benefit greatly the young people and their communities.

The training course will have 8 full days of activities, between the 22nd and the 29th of April 2020 (21 and 30 April wil be travel days) that will be organized in Horezu, Romania, hosting 34 youth workers that will develop themselves personally and professionally with the aim of promoting and being active in inclusive education.

The methods used will be non-formal indoor and outdoor methods, focused on inclusion by combining activities and tools used in: non-formal education, experiential outdoor education and therapy, art and drama therapy, mixed in a multidimensional approach to create great impact and provide practical tools that they can transfer easily in their daily work with the young people.

We will focus on: promoting inclusion in all our activities, team building activities, to form the group and create a network of professionals; peer to peer learning – sharing sessions; design and simulation of activities to develop the knowledge and skills of the participants; communication with groups that have members with disability; group dynamics management. The activities of the mobility are based on the principle of learning by doing.

Participants:

Our participants will be 34 youth workers from the 8 partner countries that work daily with youngsters – any level of experience with the age above 18, interested and highly motivated in developing their skills in inclusive education and with a vivid interest of doing so with the help of non-formal outdoor experiential education and with a strong determination to transfer the methods in their daily work and to promote inclusive education in their communities and beyond.

They should own a strong desire to share their own experiences and learning outcomes and use them as tools to improve their skills/methods and the ones of the youth they are working with.

English level should not be eliminatory, but it would be recommended to be at least B1.

The project is not created for outdoor experts, but for youth workers that are interested to integrate in their work methods that favour inclusion of youngsters with mobility or visual impairment. The physical level of difficulty of the methods is low, but the specific outcomes about how to actually work with outdoor inclusive education having a group with participants with special needs is high level.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Acommodation, meals and materials will be provided by the organizers and are fully funded by Erasmus+.

Travel reimbursement

You will be required to book your travel to and from the activity (after the confirmation from the organizers). The cost should not exceed the following amounts:

  • Turkey, Estonia, Croatia, Poland, Italy, Latvia 275 €,
  • Bulgaria 180 €,
  • Romania 20 €,

including the fee for the rented bus from Bucharest to the venue (arranged by the organizers) and will be reimbursed following full attendance of the activity days and the submission of all travel documents to the organizers.

Our partner organizations:

  • Seiklejate Vennaskond – Estonia
  • Fundacja Wspierania Inicjatyw Młodzieżowych 4YOUth – Poland
  • INSTITUT ZA POTICANJE MLADIH – Croatia
  • Belen Kaymakamligi – Turkey
  • Associazione Culturale Mastronauta – Italy
  • Bulgarian Youth Forum – Bulgaria
  • Do Great Things – Latvia

Participation fee

This training course is funded by the Erasmus+ program. The organizers expect no participation fee, but there might be a small membership fee charged by our partners for participation in their teams. Please contact the partner organization from your country for further details.

Application

 

Organiser:

ASALT – Youth NGO

Phone: +40732617756

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack_Out for ChangE.pdf

Infopack:

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: ABC on Volunteering Mentorship – NET activity

Dates: 10-15 May 2020

Venue: Mollina, Spain

Eligible are 26 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: 29th March 2020

“ABC on Volunteering mentorship, Training Course” is an opportunity for volunteering hosting/sending organizations to train their mentors (or potential),

General Description

The idea comes from a detected problem in the EVS cycle; “On Arrival” and “midterm” EVS Trainings evaluations around Europe. Most of the volunteers’ mentors have a big mobility and not a long continuation in their role as mentors. Sometimes they are just volunteers with almost no link with the organisation and no awareness about Erasmus+ programme.

This situation make that the organizations have to change often the mentors, and they don’t have time, and sometimes knowledge about the competences required in an EVS mentor.

Most of them, already with experience, don’t know exactly which are their function, and many volunteer complain about the lack of support during their projects, not because their mentors are not nice people, just because are not prepared to help them in the learning process, Youthpass, conflict resolution, linguistic platform, etc.

“ABC on Volunteering Mentorship TC” is an opportunity for volunteering hosting/sending organizations to train their mentors (or potential), 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, under Erasmus+ programme.

During the TC participants will learn more about Erasmus+ 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 problems, etc
Participants will reflect about their own work and will exchange experiences with each other, creating as an outcome a “support network” that will go on after the end of the TC.

Objectives
– To offer the newcomers volunteering activities mentors 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 Erasmus+
– 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 a create possible new partnerships
– Create a support group (network)

Methodology

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

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.

The presence of experienced facilitators during the all programme will definitely contribute to create a productive and efficient working environment to enable the participants to take the best out of the working days.

Participants Profile

  • More than 18 years old; no age limit
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Representing organisations newcomers on volunteering activities.
  • Starting or will start soon to work as volunteer’s mentors
  • Would like to improve knowledge and skills as volunteer’s mentors to better support European volunteers and volunteering learning process.
  • 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

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:

Spanish national agency

Phone: +34917827602

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme ABC on Volunteering ES.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.

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Training Course: Youth in Contact

Dates: 8-16 May 2020

Venue: Saintes, Resid

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Italy, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 24th January 2020

Contact Improvisation is a dance form based on the spontaneous communication between moving bodies that are in physical contact. We will explore Contact Improvisation by practicing it and develop resources to be applied in youth organisations.

General Description

The focus of Contact Improvisation is on giving and receiving, exchanging the body’s weight between the dancers. The dancers’ dialogue is the free improvisation, generating instant compositions, finding a free expression space to develop how to listen, how to communicate non-verbally, discovering oneself on the way.

We will develop resources based on Contact Improvisation to be applied in youth organisations working with young people with fewer opportunities.

Our objectives are:

  • Introduce Contact Improvisation and its philosophy as an innovative methodology with broad potential from the artistic, pedagogical and social point of view, to youth workers and educators, providing tools that can be applied in their projects.
  • Explore Contact Improvisation as an inclusive dance, enabling participants to question gender stereotypes, physical or age differences, finding atonement with themselves and others through non-judgemental body expression.
  • Educate the holistic awareness of oneself and others, emphasizing the learning process through a balance between body and mind.
  • Discover the physical, emotional and psychic benefits of human contact, dissociating it from the sexual perspective.

This training course is for you if:

  • You are a youth worker or an educator working on a regular basis with a group of youngsters
  • You are willing to explore the possibilities of Contact Improvisation as an innovative tool in your daily work
  • You are officially resident of France, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia or Spain
  • You are able to work in English
  • You are open to listen to your body and let it be your guide
  • You are ready to connect with others in a different level

By taking part in this project, participants will:

  • learn what is Contact Improvisation by practicing it;
  • be more aware of their personal development through connecting with their bodies in a deeper level;

  • learn a set of Contact Improvisation exercises that can be applied in their organisations;
  • and develop new ways how Contact Improvisation can be applied to Youth Work, connecting it with concepts such as inclusion, conflict management, sustainability, leadership, deep communication and creativity, among others.

Our intention is that participants have an impact in the organisation level through sharing, spreading and applying Contact Improvisation in the local and international communities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

This training course is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Comission, therefore accommodation, food, materials and the program are covered.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs up to the maximum amount specified below will be reimbursed after the training course:

  • France: 20 EUR
  • Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Spain: 275 EUR
  • Cyprus and Estonia: 360 EUR

Participation fee

Participants contribution is 70€, to be paid in cash upon arrival.

Apart from the 70€, the sending organisations from each country are entitled to ask for an internal fee, which in all cases will need to be paid even if you found the training in SALTO and not in their communication channels.

Application

 

Organiser:

Les Schini’s – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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.

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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.

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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.