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Training Course: Transformation of Soft Skills

Dates: 1-8 November 2019

Venue: Treviso, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The development and recognition of soft skills is one of the priority of European Commission educational programmes, including Erasmus+, and youth work in Europe.

General Description

Transformation of Soft Skills” aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

The project is built up in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Programme in the youth field;

  • improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market.
  • Additionally, it will be promoted active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people and enhance the international dimension of youth activities and enhance the capacity of youth workers and organisations in their support for young people.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • The maximum travel limit for all eligible countries is: 275 Euro.

Participation fee

30 Euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Centro educativo di progettazione e hosting internazionale (CEPHI) – Youth NGO

Phone: +34692415557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Transformation of soft skills.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zek Dundar

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

Training Course. Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times. United Kingdom

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Training Course: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times – Sacred Self

Dates: 3-12 December 2019

Venue: The ASHA Centre, United Kingdom

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th September 2019

This first training course, Sacred Self, is aimed at exploring humanity’s ancient wisdom traditions and how these can help us in our lives today. We will focus on what the two religions of Hinduism and Christianity have to say about our identity.

General Description

“In the wisdom of the past lies the hope of the future” – Confucius

This is the first of three courses aimed at exploring humanity’s ancient wisdom traditions and how these can help us in our lives today. Its goal is to equip participants with knowledge and tools, with which they can more effectively address the problems of our modern world.

In the first course entitled Sacred Self, we will focus on what the two religions of Hinduism and Christianity have to say about our identity. We will explore the question of ‘what is the Self?’ and how I can realise it more fully in my life. We will look at the ancient path of spiritual enlightenment and how its principles can be practised healthily today.

During the course participants will:

  • be introduced to the wisdom of the Hindu, Vedic tradition.
  • practice meditation and mantra recitation
  • explore the deeper foundations of the Christian traditions
  • reflect on the false and true Self and what makes up our personality
  • create a personal spiritual practice

The course will use non-formal educational methods, including theatre-based games, group-work, artistic presentations, team-building exercises – as well as traditional techniques of enlightenment, such as meditation, prayer and chanting.

Subsequent courses will look at what humanity’s wisdom traditions can tell us about

i) the earth and our relationship to it
ii) how to create a more sacred society.

To participate in this training course, fill in the Call for Participation and Application Form and send it back to ivana@ashacentre.org.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organiser, The ASHA Foundation, of this offer will organise the accommodation and cover 100 % of the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

ASHA reimburses travel expenses at 80% or 90% of the overall cost, no higher than the Erasmus+ travel distance band ceilings.

  • Bulgaria, Greece – 90% of the overall travel expenses up to 360 EUR
  • Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain  – 80% of the overall travel expenses up to 275 EUR
  • United Kingdom – 80% of the overall travel expenses up to 180 EUR

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

The ASHA Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +44 (0) 1594 822 330

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ivana

E-Mail: ivana@ashacentre.org

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Training Course: Dictionary of Youth

Dates: 18-27 October 2019

Venue: Murzasihle, Poland

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Russian Federation, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 13th September 2019

The aim of this training course is to provide practical tools to participants to improve their communication competences, both- verbal and non-verbal in English for social inclusion of refugees, migrants as well as youth from intercultural background

General Description

The aim of this training course is to provide practical tools to participants to improve their communication competences, both- verbal and non-verbal (skills, attitudes and knowledge) in English for social inclusion of refugees, migrants as well as youth from intercultural background (ethnical/ religious minorities).

Objectives:

-To develop strategies to handle communications in working with diverse groups of refugees, migrants and people with fewer opportunities (ethnical/ religious minorities) .
-To develop English communication and non-verbal strategies to tackle cultural differences in order to facilitate understanding in intercultural and international partnerships
– to create space for NGOs and youth workers to cooperate in the implementation of joint initiatives in the topic of integration of migrants and refugees on local, regional and international level;
– To exchange best practices in relation to youth work and intercultural learning and migration
-To provide participants with practical tools to activate and improve their English language skills
-To help participants improve their existing communication skills in English and in non-verbal communication in order to develop educational activities for social inclusion of migrants and refugees
-To rehearse practical situations where English and non-verbal communication is required
-To provide information and vocabulary about mobility and Erasmus+ programmes as well as project management in order to create joint initiatives in the topic of integration of migrants and refugees
-To support design communication and dissemination activities adjusted to projects, target groups, scope of activities, especially in the topic of integration of migrants, refugees and people with fewer opportunities
-To facilitate the building of long-lasting partnerships among participants’ and NGOs for future Collaboration

Criteria for selection:
– Experience in youth work and active participation in the sending organization activities and work
– Motivation to participate in 100% of the length of the project
– Commitment to follow up activities
– Commitment to disseminate the project results
– Direct or indirect work with migrants/ refugees/ asylum seekers/ minorities
-Motivation to improve communication skills in English as well as non-verbal communication skills.

Please Note:

This project is not for beginners in English or youth work. By participating in the project you commit for dissemination and follow-up activities.

Costs

 

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

 

Accommodation and food

Board and lodging of the participants will be fully covered by the organisers. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 2-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs for the activity will be reimbursed accordingly to the following limit:

  •  Poland 20€
  •  Serbia 180€
  • Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Turkey   275€
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation 360€

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 20 EUR per participant

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Innowacyjnej Edukacji – Youth NGO

Phone: +48512567801

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mateusz Gorecki

E-Mail: mateuszgorecki1@gmail.com

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

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

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

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

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

General Description

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

During the Training Course participants will discover:

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

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

Participants will also:

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

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

Profile of participants:

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

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

Application

 

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

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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

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

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

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

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

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Training Course: The power of communication

Dates: 6-14 October 2019

Venue: Reims, France

Eligible are 31 participants coming from:  Croatia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Turkey

Application deadline: 6th September 2019

With this LTTC «The Power of Communication», we’d like to tackle the competence of youth workers and trainers to build and to facilitate the meaningful communication process with different stakeholders involved in educational process

General Description

Objectives:

-to discuss and come to common understanding of what efficient communication is and its role in educational process
-to discover how communication is related to human rights and human dignity

-to develop skills in the competence area “communicating meaningfully with others”
-to develop skills in intercultural communication in diverse environments and with learners from different backgrounds
-to reflect on the specifics in communication process in different dimensions such as educator – young people, educator-educator, educator-institution (organisation) and come up with strategies for fostering efficient communication process.
-to reflect on the effects of non-verbal communication, and how it’s linked with the personal attitudes to become conscious about personal body language when working in multicultural environment.

The structure of the LTTC:

Activity 1: a generic training course which will be focused on building competences of educators in the competence area “communicating meaningfully with others” (according to ETS) on individual level ( dimension educator-learner, educator -educator).

Online course: between 2 residential training courses, we will offer participants an online course which will support their learning process between 2 mobilities as well as prepare them for the local practice

Local practice: Between 2 trainings participants will need to prepare and run a workshop in their local realities, where they will practice gained competences

Activity 2 (02-10 February 2020) : a training course which will be focused on building competences of educators in the competence area “communicating meaningfully with others” on group/ team level. (dimension: educator -team, educator-organisation).

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs for the activity in France will be reimbursed accordingly to the following limit:

  • France -180 EUR
  • Italy, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, The Republic of North Macedonia –  275 EUR
  • Turkey -360 EUR

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 50 euros per participant per training course

Application

 

Organiser:

Jus Gentium – Youth NGO

Phone: +33620380359

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ataberk Ozcan

E-Mail: president.ozcan@jusgentiumint.org

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Training Course: Youth Workers guide for finding Volunteers

Dates: 18-27 October 2019

Venue: Paphos, Cyprus

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Cyprus, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 7th September 2019

The aim of the project is to develop Youth Workers’ competences in attracting new volunteers. We will also learn about how to motivate and how to keep young people engaged in voluntary activities.

General Description

This training course is dedicated to youth workers and leaders that want to learn more about how to attract new volunteers in their non-profit activities. Our main focus is to help non-profit organizations develop more actions and projects with the help of young people.

We will talk about what motivates young people to do voluntary work and how can we adapt the message and the purpose of our campaigns to the youth needs. We will learn and implement various non-formal education methods that can keep the volunteers motivated.

Some of our project objectives are:

1. Improve the participants’ recruitment skills and help them attract new volunteers for their local projects.
2. Help the participants to learn new non-formal education methods that will help them motivate their new and older volunteers.
3. Increase the participants’ confidence in their ability to work with young people and their ability to understand young people needs.

This project is mainly addressed to:

– Youth workers that are currently working with young people
– Organization leaders: managers, mentors, coordinators
– People that work/ volunteer in a youth center, a NGO, an association, a non-profit
– EVS, ESC mentors
– Youth workers that are new in the youth field but are actively volunteering in an organization
– Trainers that want to improve their competences in working with young people
– Teachers that are already involved in extracurricular activities
– Volunteers in non-profit organizations that want to improve their role in the organization

Age limit: over 18

The project will be facilitated by Rizescu Oana and Arhire Alexandru. They are both trainers for more than 7 years and they implemented over 40 Erasmus+ projects.

Participants in this training course will learn how to:

  • attract new volunteers
  • discover more non-formal methods
  • develop new recruitment campaigns ideas
  • better communicate with youth
  • motivate youth

  • implement more interactive, engaging non-formal methods
  • have a new perspective on how to talk “the same language” with youth
  • learn to find and understand young people needs
  • learn from peers
  • find a way to adapt activities to the needs of the youth
  • feel appreciated, important in the organization
  • be listen to, have the chance to express new ideas

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to this limits:

  • 20 euros/participant from: Cyprus
  • 180 euros/participant from: Italy, Poland, Romania
  • 275 euros/participant from: Spain, Lithuania

Participation fee

There is no participation fee for this project

Application

 

Organiser:

Agecare – Youth NGO

Phone: 004072922709

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Rizescu Oana

E-Mail: oanarizescu@yahoo.com

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Training Course: The Power of Experience

Dates: 27 October – 3 November 2019

Venue: Training centre “Daugirdiškės”, Lithuania

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Ukraine

Application deadline: 5th September 2019

This is an international training course aiming to increase competences of youth workers to process experience and facilitate reflection as part of individual or group learning in the field of youth.

General Description

Objectives of the Training Course

1. to increase the knowledge of youth workers in experiential learning approaches and principles of processing the experience
2. to support development of youth workers’ skills in facilitating reflection processes as part of the experiential learning cycle

3. to support development of youth workers’ skills to adapt or create methods for reflection in the context of international youth work activities
4. to provide space for reviewing own attitudes and approaches in experiential learning as part of the international youth work activities.

Check the draft programme for more details.

Selection Criteria and Process

– Clear learning expectations

– Being a youth worker/ youth leader

– A need to develop the competence of facilitating learning in youth work settings

– Willingness to prepare, participate in full duration of the course from 27th Oct to 3rd Nov. 2019 and share course results afterwards.

– Sufficient skills in communication in English

– Willingness to apply knowledge and skills back in daily youth work practice

– To be resident from one of the eligible countries (Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine)

The pre-selection will be done by our country partners and final selection will be done together with all partnership by the 12th Sep.

Training Location

The training will take place in the training centre “Daugirdiskes” in the rural area 45 km. away from Vilnius, so the focus is purely on learning and experience without city disturbances.

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.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms with 2-3 people without possibility to have a single room.

Travel reimbursement

Travel will be reimbursed based on the actual costs and participants should take the cheapest travel options. Reimbursement will not exceed such limits, based on Erasmus+ funding rules and actual distance bands:

  • Lithuania: max. 20 eur.
  • Belarus, Estonia, Latvia: max. 180 eur.
  • Poland, Serbia, Ukraine: max. 275 eur.
  • Armenia: max. 360 eur.
  • Portugal: max. 530 eur.

Participation fee

40 EUR contribution to cover extra training costs. (possibility for reduction, if justified)

Application

 

Organiser:

Nectarus – Youth NGO

Phone: +37065794041

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule The Power of Experience.pdf

Contact for questions:

Laimonas Ragauskas

E-Mail: info@nectarus.lt