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Conference: The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

Dates: 17-20 June 2019

Venue: Vilnius Grand Resort hotel , Lithuania

Eligible are 220 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 5tH April 2019

This year we are celebrating 10th year anniversary of the Eastern Partnership. Lithuania will organise at that occasion the 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum. The event will focus on “Critical thinking through media literacy and active participation”.

General Description

The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum

The event will gather youth and youth work representatives, around 250 participants: each EaP country with 10 delegates from youth, organizations and institutions working with youth, EaP Youth ambassadors network representatives, 34 “Erasmus+” programme countries with 2 delegates per country, team of facilitators and experts, other European Union, Council of Europe, national agency and international youth organizations representatives.

What is Eastern Partnership?

It is a joint policy initiative launched in 2009 to deepen relations between the European Union and the six Eastern neighbours: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The Eastern Partnership is based on shared values of fundamental freedoms, democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, as well as shared commitment to market economy and sustainable development.

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of cooperation between European Union and the Eastern Partnership countries. The renewed EU Strategy on Youth, Eastern partnership 20 deliverables for 2020 both outlines priorities for cooperation in youth policy area. With ongoing discussions on EU multiannual financial framework post 2020 a strong emphasis on youth policy in the framework of EU and EaP cooperation is expected to continue.

What is the Forum about?

The planned Eastern Partnership Youth Forum will be the fourth conference dedicated to issues which matter young people, organised in the margins of the Eastern Partnership Summit. The previous Eastern Partnership youth forum took place in Lithuania (2013), Latvia (2015) and Poland (2017) focusing on social inclusion and employment/employability respectively.

The main objectives of the 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum are:

  • Celebrate the 10th anniversary of European Union and Eastern Partnership cooperation, highlight the impact and achievements;
  • Provide opportunities for young people to contribute to the high level discussions about a joint vision for European Union and Eastern Partnership cooperation, and to convey recommendations to the Eastern Partnership Summit in 2020;

  • Foster discussions and unity between delegates of European Union and Eastern Partnership regions on the changing landscape of youth demands and youth policy;
  • Encourage further cooperation, partnerships and good practice exchange among young people, youth workers, organizations and institutions dealing with youth policy in European Union and Eastern Partnership countries;
  • Collect the opinions of young people on Critical thinking, media literacy and active participation and inform the discussions of Eastern Partnership High level Summit in 2020.

What is it in for you?

The 4th Eastern Partnership Youth Forum will provide a unique opportunity to meet young people, youth workers and other stakeholders from various countries and share with them experience as well as establishing contacts and networks for future projects and initiatives.

You will meet politicians and policy makers and have the chance to discuss with them young people’s concerns. You will have the opportunity to influence policies and programmes dedicated to young people – the conference’s conclusions will serve to improve the youth strategies and actions in the EU and in the countries involved.

Profile of participants

Participants should have one of the following profiles:

‘Active’ young people who can contribute to the thematic focus of the Forum from their own experience, for instance those working in a youth organisation, NGO and civil society organisation, involved in youth projects and programmes, volunteering, community activities, founders of (social) enterprises – both at local and transnational level.

Youth workers, and those working with young people in one of the thematic fields of the Forum.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. The costs of participants coming from Eastern Partnership Countries will be covered by European Commission.

The cost of participants from the Erasmus+ Programme Countries will be covered by relevant National Agencies.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee for the Forum.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency of International Youth co-operation

Co-organisers:

European Commission

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

Phone: +370 618 73008

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ieva

E-Mail: ieva@jtba.lt

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 rule

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Training Course: Win win games

Dates: 13-24 June 2019

Venue: Prenčov, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 31st March 2019

Do you believe in your dreams? Can you either dream? Do you want to understand what makes some projects so successful, while others get blocked, collapse, or function with only a fraction of their potential?

General Description

Win-Win games is a 10 day training course for youth workers, trainers, community builders and young activist working on a sustainable way of living. It opens up new dimension for youth work, based on a specific methodology called Dragon Dreaming.

The Training has deep experiential dimensions, the first part is focused on knowing and understanding this method and the second part is focused on overcoming of blockages in a real projects.

The project will be organized by ARTKRUH, in the natural environment of the village Prenčov in Slovakia, nearby the UNESCO town – Banská Štiavnica; from the 14th-23rd June 2019.

The venue is offering the experience of a deeper personal and social interaction and a sense of belonging to the community in the rural environment. 35 participants from 10 European countries will learn and experience how to use this methodology, which is combining project management, an inclusive, participatory and non hierarchical approach.

Moreover, DD is not only a methodology but also a philosophy, a changing approach of our activities/projects on win-win-win games. The First win is for each participant, the second for community and the last win belongs to the Earth, focusing on environmental sustainability.

With this unique philosophy DD is offering a new perspective on the development of projects, enterprises and aspire for creating a new paradigm for the 21th century. The project will be led by an experienced lector and the founder of this method John Croft from Australia and Lizandra Gomes is from Brazil.

These two lectors and facilitators are bringing not only European, but also a worldwide dimensions and experiences to the project.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food, programme and travel costs up to the maximum amount are fully covered.

  • Greece, Ireland, Italy, Bulgaria, Lithuania   275
  • Spain, Portugal 360
  • Czech republic, Slovenia, Hungary  180
  • Slovakia 20

Participation fee

We expect a participation fee 150€ to support the costs of excellent lectors

Application

 

Organiser:

ARTKRUH – Youth NGO

Phone: 00421901789978

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Win Win.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marián Mazag

E-Mail: murkomiux@gmail.com

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PBA: Joining the Dots Through Outdoor Activity! A Contact Making Seminar-Youth Exchanges

Dates: 19-25 May 2019

Venue: Dublin / Galway, Ireland

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

Application deadline: 22nd March 2019

This is a contact making seminar for organisations looking to develop sustainable partnerships for Youth Exchanges involving young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

For the most part, the event will be hosted in ‘Kilary Adventure Centre’ in Galway where participants will take part in some outdoor challenges and activities, as well as sessions designed to reflect on the learning outcomes from these activities, and how they might be integrated into a Youth Exchange programme.

The format has a dual purpose in that outdoor activities will be used during the Contact Making Seminar to support relationship building and cross-cultural communication; to break down barriers; to inspire leadership etc. It will also open up a space to explore how physical activities can be integrated into Youth Work, and Youth Exchanges in particular, to maximise the learning for the young people and to develop their skill set. Finally, we hope to demonstrate how the Learning Environment itself can enhance the overall success of a Youth Exchange.

The other main focus of the training will be based around identifying the needs of young people with fewer opportunities and the different tools needed to work with these young people. The programme will support participants to make links between local and European issues that impact young people.

The overall objectives of this activity are:

  • To meet your peers around European working doing inclusion youth work
  • To support youth workers to develop sustainable partnerships for inclusion youth mobility projects

  • Get a better understanding of the Erasmus+ Programme specifically in the field of KA1 Youth Exchanges
  • Develop youth workers understanding on how activity-based methodologies can contribute to young people personally, social and critical growth.
  • Gain an understanding of supports available for workers working with young people with fewer opportunities.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the 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.

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:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: +35318871222

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Shona Flaherty

E-Mail: sflaherty@leargas.ie

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course BiTriMulti (BTM): Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges

Dates: 22-26 May 2019

Venue: Belgium – FR

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

Application deadline: 10th March 2019

The aim of the BiTriMulti course is to offer an international learning experience for practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects; especially newcomers to this field

General Description

The BiTriMulti training supports voluntary as well as full-time youth workers dealing directly with young people in developing their first international Youth Exchange in the framework of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The aim of the BTM training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

Objectives of BTM:

  • 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.

Programme: The BTM training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise which is interspersed with workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics, and ends with an evaluation.

The Network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth organises a series of BTMs each year. You’ll find an overview on all the upcoming BTMs .

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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. 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.

Participation fee

A participation fee varies from call to call and country to country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Belgian French speaking Erasmus+ Youth National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Participating NAs (selecting applicants and financing travel costs)
  • SALTO T&C RC (co-ordinator) – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack BTM.pdf

Contact for questions:

Thierry Dufour

E-Mail: thierry.dufour@cfwb.be

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 Youth Work: Past, Present, Future.

Dates: 8-16 May 2019

Venue: Bitola, FYROM

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Greece, Lithuania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st March 2019

This project aims at raising awareness on digital competences of youth work specialists and equipping them with the necessary know-how in order to create target group appropriate distance learning models.

General Description

Young people in Europe spend an increasing amount of their time consuming digital media (video streams, messaging, blogs or social media).

However, there is an obvious lack of competences of young people to use many online platforms for learning instead only for leisure and entertainment. These tools can provide a place for young people to learn, to share their experiences, to exchange their views, to have fun with their friends and to actively participate in society.

This project aims at raising awareness on digital competences of youth work specialists and equipping them with the necessary know-how in order to create target group appropriate distance learning models.

With specific objectives:
• To create mechanisms for the development of youth work specialists’ digital competencies;
• To gain new competences regarding non-formal education activity development and implementation from different online and offline perspectives;
• To facilitate learning and understanding on how to use online learning platforms such as Moodle, Coursera, Zoom, EdX, etc., for development and implementation of newly created and current non-formal education activities;
• To develop and test webinars on various topics and issues important to youth in the participating organizations’ communities;
• To understand the value and potentials of online learning in making their current and future activities more attractive and accessible to local youth;
• To provide networking opportunities and facilitate exchange among participating organizations and their members in order to create sustainable linkages in the field of digital competences;
• To create a compendium on development and implementation of online learning activities.

Distance education around the world has already demonstrated that access can be increased and costs can be cut. However many countries online and distance learning are still considered a second chance option.

Therefore, youth organizations will have to put in place exact quality assurance mechanisms in order to create content adjusted to online learning platforms and identified needs and learning objectives of their attendees. The impact for learners will be that they will have many morе choices for determining which courses to follow and with which organization.

The organizations which provide educational activities will practice both formal and non-formal approach. This will result with higher level of cross-institutional cooperation regarding development and implementation of various educational programmes in coming days.

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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 organisers

Travel tickets shall be bought only after agreement and confirmation with the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum pre-agreed with the organizers.

  • Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Greece: 275 euro
  • Spain: 260 euro

Participation fee

Participation fee 20€

Application

 

Organiser:

EUROPEAN CULTURAL EPICENTER Bitola – Youth NGO

Phone: +38975211557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vele Georgiev

E-Mail: head.ece.macedonia@gmail.com

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Training Course: Edugaming for Diversity

Dates: 8-17 February 2019

Venue: Sremski Karlovci, Serbia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Albania, FYROM, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st January 2019

Project Edugaming for Diversity is Capacity Building project. It consists of 2 Mobility activities – training courses for youth workers and youth leaders and 2 practice phases that participants are expected to implement in their local organizations.

General Description

Main goal of the project is to build capacities of youth organization to contribute to a cohesive and active society, through developing specific competencies in designing educational tabletop games addressing social and global issues.

Specific objectives of the project are:

  • To increase the level of knowledge and awareness of youth workers and young people like: social exclusion, intercultural learning and promotion of diversity;
  • To develop practical competencies of youth workers in designing and applying new educational tabletop games in youth work;
  • To develop pro-active attitudes of youth workers to approaching excluded young people;
  • To increase the level of creativity, innovation, self confidence and trust of youth workers in educational tabletop games;
  • To enable youth workers to act as educational tabletop games multipliers in their communities;
  • To develop abilities to facilitate educational tabletop games in diverse settings and youth work contexts;
  • To contribute to a long-term change in educational approach in youth field.

First training course will take place in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia, from 8th until 17th of February 2019. Following the first training course participants will have first practice phase dedicated to creating and playtesting educational tabletop games in their local organizations.

Second training course will take place in Busteni, Romania, from 27th of June until 7th of July 2019. Following the second training course participants will have second practice where they are expected to create and implement educational programs for young people featuring usage of tabletop games.

Expected profile of participants:

  • Youth workers ready to participate in all stages of the project;
  • Have experience and understanding of the topics of diversity, intercultural learning and social inclusion in youth work;
  • Have some experience in using tabletop games in educational setting;
  • Have previous experience in creating and implementing youth work programs and educational programs on local level;
  • Have motivation and support of sending organization to develop and implement new youth work programs using tabletop games;
  • Have motivation for further work with young people on issues of diversity, intercultural learning and social inclusion using tabletop games;
  • Have a minimum conversational level of English.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, costs of accommodation, three meals per day, coffee breaks, as well as material and other organization costs are covered by the organizer according to Erasmus+ guidelines

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs of participants will be reimburesed up to the amount provided by the Erasmus+ project.

  • For participants from Albania, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, UK the budget per pax is 275 EUR
  • For participants from Romania, Slovenia, FYROM the budget per person is 180 EUR

Participation fee

There is No participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

BalkanIDEA Novi Sad – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

ART Fusion Romania – Youth NGO

Phone: +38163597991

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ivana Volf

E-Mail: volf.ivana.5@gmail.com

Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

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

Application deadline: 10th January 2019

SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.

General Description

Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives…

Then this partnership building activity is for you! We would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects, but many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs.

We believe that social economy organisations, with the necessary structures in place to support volunteers from disavantaged background in their activities, could become the perfect hosting place for these young people.

Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity. We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with inclusion, youth and volunteering fields to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having an European Volunteer.

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social economy and the Youth and Vocational Education Forum 2018 (hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice), social economy organisations have been identified as often having projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support their work, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures – such as the European Solidarity Corps. This partnership-building activity is a follow-up of the training course under the same topic taking place in Glasgow 10-14 December 2018.

This 3-day activity will take place in Ankara from 30th April (arrival day) to 4th May (departure) 2019 and it will be a unique opportunity to find partners to create inclusive volunteering projects in the framework of ESC. Although the programme also covers jobs and traineeships opportunities, this activity will only focus on quality volunteering projects.

General aim:

To introduce European volunteering projects to social economy organisations and encourage partnerships with inclusion, youth and volunteering organisations for quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:

– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under European Solidarity Corps
– To share different practices on how to involve volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To motivate social economy organisations to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To foster partnership building of potential hosting/supporting organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:

– Staff members/volunteers of social economy and volunteering organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Staff members/volunteers involved in inclusion organisations
– Able to work in (international) English
– From ESC programme countries
– Former participants of the TC held in Glasgow (December 2018) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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.

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC

Co-organiser:

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@salto-youth.net

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.