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Training Course Inside Out. Lateral thinking for social action

Dates: 11-19 March 2020

Venue: Spain

Eligible are 18 participants coming from: Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

Experiential training course designed to promote a creative space of personal and community development towards sustainable social impact within a cooperative network based on creating a safe, open and interactive learning environment.

General Description

This training course is organised within the context of Non-Formal Education, it comes to meet the need of providing a space of learning for youth workers through different expressive and communication tools of emotional management, nature-based connection, introspection/self-image, resilience, stress management and resolution of conflicts through an embodied experience.

Exploring together different skills, methods and practices within personal and community development into a path of discovery, the idea is creating a sustainable social impact within a cooperative network based upon creativity and social action. Within the concept of learning by doing, we will be using methods such as discussions, movement sessions, games, group dynamics, storytelling, role play, nature-based experiences, visualisations, expressive art work, self-reflection and many others, including evaluation along the process.

So this IS for You if you Want to:

  • Get to explore personal development and social action interconnection
  • Explore creativity and nature as sources of growth in yourself and others
  • Get to know new non-formal methods and tools to improve the quality of youth work

  • Go through a process of self-learning and reflection within yourself and the group
  • Become an active agent of social change creating impact through your learning experience
  • Connect and develop new networks willing to draw new ideas and get into action together

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ Programme, which means that the costs related to accommodation and food will be covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to a maximum allowance according to the Erasmus+ travel distance calculator as it follows:

  • Latvia, Lithuania and Norway: 360€
  • Italia: 275 €
  • Portugal: 180€
  • Spain: no travel reimbursement available

Participation fee

20 € per person

Application

Organiser:

Asociación Juvenil Asekas – Youth NGO

Phone: +34626539455

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Inside Out, Spain.pdf

Contact for questions:

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PBA Contact Making Event: Game Exchange

Dates: 15-21 June 2020

Venue: Rahula, Estonia

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 5th April 2020

“Game Exchange” aims to enhance the quality of cooperation among youth organizations working or having a desire to work with game-based learning through providing space for exchange of best practices in game-based learning.

General Description

The international Contact Making Event “Game Exchange” aims to enhance the quality of cooperation among youth organizations working or having a desire to work with game-based learning through providing space for exchange of best practices in game-based learning, building trust among organization representatives and developing a common cooperation plan among organizations

Who are we looking for?
We are looking for organization representatives, educators, youth workers who:

1. are working with game-based learning and educational games & ready to share own results;
2. have experience in international cooperation and a big interest in game-based learning;
3. have little experience but big interest in game-based learning & international cooperation;

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food is provided during the whole time of the official program of the event.

Travel reimbursement

  • Lithuania – 150 EUR
  • Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, North Macedonia, Czech Republic – 245 EUR
  • Spain, France, Greece – 330 EUR (under 3000km)
  • Portugal, Spain – 500 EUR (over 3000km)

Participation fee

20 EUR

Application

 

Organiser:

Shokkin Group International – Youth NGO

Phone: +37256474298

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack Gamification in Education EE.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course Trees that are rooted: Nurturing young people’s inner nature

Dates: 14-22 March 2020

Venue: Litomysl, Czech Republic

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 28th January 2020

Young people, just like trees, need to be well rooted in order to thrive. This training will offer practices and concepts to cultivate young people’s inner nature, self-awareness and self-embrace so that they will be strongly rooted in themselves.

General Description

The idea of the project “Trees that are rooted”

Being youth workers, we observe how the situation among young people in the whole Europe is changing. Some young people are struggling with unemployment, many young people become inactive citizens, or fall into depression.

Moreover, the big wave of refugees towards Europe the past couple of years highlights the risk for social exclusion, the human rights violation and the lack of intercultural dialogue.

In addition, several reports and researches explain that youth are drawn into violent radicalization in their search for identity, a purpose and a meaningful place in society because they feel injustice and frustration about their exclusion and vulnerability. In this context, our work as youth workers becomes essential to address the situation of youth.

We decided to name our project “Trees that are rooted” with a vision to train youth workers to nurture the young people holistically. This is because we believe that young people need to be rooted firstly in themselves, secondly in their community and last in the whole world, just like the trees do.

This is why our project encloses two activities/training courses for youth workers:

The 1st training course “Trees that are rooted – Nurturing young people’s inner nature – 14-22 March 2020 in Czech Republic focuses young people’s inner nature, self-awareness and self-embracement.

The 2nd training course “Trees that are rooted – Embracing outer nature” – October/November 2020 in Cyprus. This training course advances on the solid “rooting” in the previous training and extending it into the being with others, engaging in meaningful peer relationships, belonging to the world, manifesting the gifts of the inner nature (identity) in the world.

About the first training course “Nurturing young people’s inner nature”, March, Czech Republic

Objectives of the training course:

  • To explore the reality of hard to reach youth and the reasons that drag them to radicalization, focusing more on their search for identity
  • To enhance the understanding of youth workers regarding the developmental stages of young people, as well as the needs, opportunities and risks in each stage.
  • To explore innovative theories and educational approaches that youth workers can use in order to improve their work with hard to reach young people.
  • To develop their skills in working with hard to reach youth.
  • To increase youth worker’s motivation and inspiration to work further with youth, especially the ones who are hard to reach and at risk of radicalization
  • To develop sustainable follow-up actions targeting hard to reach young people that youth workers will implement in the period of 3 months after the training.

Topics covered

  • Ecocentric-development: understanding the reality of the young people
  • Emotional intelligence: knowing and working with my own feelings
  • Mindfulness: maintaining an inner peace
  • Nature connection: deepening the relation with ourselves and the earth
  • Self-awareness: Knowing my values
  • Positive Psychology: Living a meaningful life
  • Self-compassion: embracing the self

Methods applied:

  • Work with peers (we will be sharing, talking, listening, empowering)
  • Self-reflection (time alone thinking, assessing, writing and planning)
  • Nature based activities (being and working outside in the nature)
  • Experiential learning (we will be playing, doing, testing, analyzing the experiences and listening to different perspectives)
  • Daily rituals (we will repeat every day in the morning and afternoon)
  • Planting trees,
  • Interaction with local youth,
  • Arts, theatre (creating, playing, having fun, laughing)
  • Embodied and holistic learning (creating space for connecting through the body, physical state, emotions, feelings, energy, not only through the mind and thinking)

Who is it for

This training course is for you, if you:

  • Are a youth worker (youth trainer, youth coach, youth leader, teacher, youth organizer, volunteer, activist, social worker, youth NGO leader, etc.),
  • Resonate with the idea of the project and want to delve deeper into the topics,
  • Want to put in practice the competences you acquire during the training course with young people in follow-up practice activities and with your colleagues,
  • Are above 18 years old,
  • Are resident in one of the partnership countries (see below),
  • Are able to work in English.

What is expected from you:

Before the training: Once you are selected to participate, we will contact you in order to arrange your travel to the Czech Republic. You will search for the travel itinerary and will send us the proposal. Once we confirm you the proposed itinerary, you book your tickets. Do not book any travel tickets before we confirm you the proposed itinerary. Following this, we will offer to you a series of educational preparation that you need to do before coming to the training course. You need to be available to follow on these during the period of February-March 2020.

During the training course: your full dedication is required. Among others, we will do some planting and work with the young people from the local community. This prepares you to implement new practices in your work afterwards in your country. J

After you return back home: you will practice what you learnt and implement a follow-up activity among young people. You also share your knowledge with your colleagues/friends/peers in your organization and beyond.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The lodging and meals of the training course are funded by Erasmus+.

Travel reimbursement

The travels are covered up to the amount indicated below.

Country – Maximum travel cost allocated per person (in Euros)

  • Czech Republic – 20
  • Germany – 180
  • Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Romania – 275
  • Cyprus, Spain – 360

 

Participation fee

In order to cover the expenses that are over the funding provided by the Erasmus+ program, we are inviting the participants for contributing participation fee on the movable scale 20-60 Euro based on participants’ capabilities. Also this is a contribution to your learning. The participation should not be an obstacle to your participation: if it is the only barrier to your participation, please let us know.

Application

 

Organiser:

A common dream group – NGO

Phone: +420720242705

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Trees that are rooted.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Write a project, be the change

Dates: 20 February – 1 March 2020

Venue: Busteni, Romania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 31st January 2020

Improve youth workers competences in writing qualitative Erasmus+ projects that respond to the young people’s needs. The project will teach you how to write and submit E+ KA1 projects (youth exchanges, training courses).

General Description

This Training Course is dedicated to youth workers and NGO members who want to develop their project writing competences. The project will be very practical and we will work on KA1 E+ application form, in international teams. We are looking both for people who wrote project before but also for beginners in E+ project writing.

Our project Objectives are:

1. Developing participant’s skills on how to find and assess young people needs, how to understand the needs of the community and how to respond to these needs with the help of E+ projects.

2. Improve participant’s competences in writing E+ projects by being able to create Smart objectives, a management plan, timetable and dissemination activities for their future projects.

3. Improve participants’ attitude towards writing projects- they will feel more confident in their skills and they will be more motivated to produce change.

This project is mainly addressed to:

  • Youth workers that are currently working with young people
  • Trainers that want to start writing projects
  • Volunteers in non-profit organizations that want to become project writers
  • People that participated in E+ projects and they want to start writing their own projects
  • Members of informal groups
  • People that want to open their own NGO and start writing projects

Project activities:

  • Non-formal methods
  • NGO fair
  • Understanding the application form
  • Visiting the local high school and finding young people needs
  • Simulation of the application process
  • The life of a project

Team work

*Each day will have 4 sessions where we will learn and practice the writing process, while also working with NFE methods. The project will be intense, in order to get the best results: a real application at the April deadline.

Participants in this training course will learn how to:

  • write E+ projects
  • write Smart objectives
  • implement non-formal education
  • find young people needs
  • communicate with young people
  • work with National Agency
  • engage youth in writing projects
  • respond to the needs of youth and community
  • implement international projects
  • develop strong partnerships
  • respecting deadlines
  • express and present their ideas

The trainers

This project will bring together 2 very experienced trainers: Oana Rizescu and Alexandru Arhire. Oana is working in project writing since 2011 and wrote more than 60 projects. She was a trainer in over 40 E+, Youth projects and she is always working with non-formal education methods. She helped more than 10 teams of youth workers to write and implement their own projects.

Alexandru Arhire start working as a trainer in 2007. He worked with different companies in order to develop their employees. Since 2015 he is a trainer in the youth field and worked in more then 20 E+ projects. He also wrote many E+ projects and coordinated them.

They have a lot of experience in working with youth workers in the Erasmus+ frame and will be prepared to offer participants a valuable experience.

* You don’t have to represent one of the partner organizations, we are open to youth workers from any NGO

Age limit: 18+

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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:

  • 200 euros/participant from: Spain, Lithuania, Poland, Turkey
  • 150 euros/participant from: Italy

*visa costs will not be covered

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

ASK Yourself – Youth NGO

Phone: 0729922709

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Rizescu Oana

E-Mail: oanarizescu@yahoo.com

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Training Course: IMPRODRAMA

Dates: 23 February – 4 March 2020

Venue: Murzasichle, Poland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 30th January 2020

IMPRODRAMA is a training course co-funded by Erasmus+ where 30 participants from 10 countries will meet in Murzasichle between 23th of February and 4th of March to learn about theatrical methods for youth education.

General Description

Through this project we want to increase the youth empowerment at local level through training the youth workers and educators in non-formal methods as improv and drama, developing the NFE workshops based on improv and drama for youth empowerment adjusted for non-formal and formal education system, implementing the workshops in the local communities, creating the publication with all materials and methodologies described neccesary to learn and implement the workshops based on improv and drama for youth empowerment.

Through this project we want furthermore to promote the non formal education methodology especially improv and drama in formal educational settings, to promote youth mobilities, to support profesional and personal development of youth workers and educators, to reflect on youth empowerment and its importance in the youth education, to build strong partnership between international orgnaisations working in youth field, to promote Erasmus+ opportunities.

The project IMPRODRAMA in Education aims to integrate theatre methodology as nonformal educational approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level.

Objectives:

  • To create opportunity for participants to learn about the theatre methodology as improvisation, drama and physical theatre.
  • To develop participants competences through non-formal methodology.
  • To introduce the values and principles of nonformal education approach in youth education.
  • To give opportunity to develop trainers competences related to creating and implementing the workshos based on theatre methods for youth empowerment.
  • To integrate the theatre methodology into formal education structures.
  • To promote youth empowerment, active citizenship, social inclusion, tolerance.
  • To foster cooperation between parnters and participants in the field of youth work.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The accomodation and food are covered.

Travel reimbursement

The national limts are lowered by 30 euros due to costs of shuttle bus which will be organised from Cracow to Murzasichle and back.

  • 0 euro – Poland
  • 150 euro – Lithuania
  • 245 euro – Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Turkey, Croatia, Romania
  • 330 euro – Spain, Portugal

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Act – Youth NGO

Phone: 0048503074049

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsImproDrama InfoPack.pdf

Contact for questions:

Filip

E-Mail: youthactoffice@gmail.om

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Youth Exchange 3R: Reduce, reuse, recycle

Dates: 29th of February – 7th of March 2020

Venue: Kaunas, Lithuania

We are looking for 2 participants (16 – 24 years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 40 participants coming from: Lithuania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Croatia

Application deadline: 7th January 2020

ATTENTION: Last call for applicants!

“Reduce-reuse-recycle” is a 9 days Youth Exchange project which will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania and will gather participants from 5 countries – Lithuania, Croatia, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria to changing attitudes in the field of recycling and bringing positive impact to changing pollution situation.

General Description

Unrecycled waste is one of the key problems of our environment. Plastic and other kind of waste pollutes our earth, water and air which also contributes to climate change. European Commission has announced that 70% of waste which is found in oceans and beaches consists of one-time plastic products.

What is more, in October 2018 EC first time announced that plastic has already entered human’s nutrition chain. However, many steps are taken towards reducing the amount of waste which gets into landfills, whilst many more steps are needed to make this come true.

Project‘s objectives:

  •  To raise awareness about consequences of unsorted waste and importance of recycling.
  •  To introduce reduce-reuse-recycle method participants and their local communities.
  •  To encourage participants and their local communities to take direct action and responsibly recycle waste.

Goal:
Project will be mainly based on reduce-reuse-recycle method and will seek to encourage 35 young participants and local society members to REDUCE amount of waste they produce; to REUSE things they have already bought and to RECYCLE the waste which they want to throw away.

Number of participants: 7 participants + 1 leader per country. At least 2 participants per National group with social, economic or geographic obstacles.
Economic obstacles are:

  •  young people with a low standard of living, low income, dependence on social welfare system;
  • in long-term unemployment or poverty;
  • young people who are homeless, young people in debt or with financial problems.

Activities during the project: All activities of project will be based on non-formal learning methods.

  •  Analyzing daily habits and usage of plastic of participants in everyday life;
  •  Presentation about different types of plastic and their damage for environment;
  •  Survey with local people about their daily plastic usage;
  •  Case analysis about new production policy of plastic straws and other one-time plastic;
  •  Creative workshop “how to reduce amount of plastic we use and other waste we produce”;
  •  Presentations about waste and recycling situation in participating countries
  •  Practical workshop while participants will be learning how to recycle waste correctly
  •  Creative workshop “how to encourage society to start recycling”

Each participating country will need to present waste and recycling situation in their countries, discuss core issues, problems and positive changes which took place recently. Together with participants we will discuss what are the main reasons in each country which prevent communities from recycling.

Also, each group will have to lead 1-2 activities during the project. Concrete tasks will be given to each National group leader.

Team building game or energizer. If you know any great game or activity, which gets people together and helps to feel team spirit or refill yourself with energy – please share it. We will be happy to involve participants into the programme as much as possible.

Youth exchange programme includes:

  • ice-breaking,
  • team-building,
  • social inclusion activities.
  • Topic-related activities:

Close-up activities: reflections, Youthpass evaluation, giving Youthpass certificates, evaluation, creating dissemination and visibility plan.

After exchange: Dissemination phase will take place. It is responsibility of every participant and partner’s organization to share information about the project, to post photos and messages in social media. More detailed dissemination plan will be created during exchange by participants themselves which we will follow during this period.

The main language used during the project will be English. As we will work in an international environment, participants taking part in “Reduce – reuse – recycle” project should be able to communicate and express themselves in English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food and materials – 100% funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. This includes everything, except for travel costs. It’s highly recommended to start buying travelling tickets early. It’s recommended to have a disposal for drinks, small shopping, etc. We are counting less travelling expenses as your contribution to the project.

Travel reimbursement

  • Lithuania 20
  • Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia 220

We will reimburse the travel expenses by bank transfer to partner organization accounts after the exchange. In order to make the reimbursement, firstly, dissemination activities will have to be implemented. Also, it is compulsory that you deliver all the necessary documents for us.

If your travel costs exceed the official limits, the reimbursement will be limited to the maximum amount of travel costs allocated for each country. If you fail to provide all the necessary travel documents, we will be unable to reimburse you.

For plane travel, the original documents that we need are:

1. E-ticket; 2. Invoice; 3. Proof of payment or receipt; 4. Boarding passes.

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 30 euros per participant. The fee will be deposited after successful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Neribota Ateitis Association – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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Training Course: Entrepreneurial Approaches for Youth Workers

Dates: 20-27 May 2020

Venue: Daugavpils, Latvia

Eligible are 33 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st March 2020

The training “ Entrepreneurial Approaches for Youth Workers – EAYOW ” aims to clarify and promote the concept of social entrepreneurship and gather participants from Bulgaria, Lithuania, Germany, UK, Portugal, Poland, Turkey, Latvia, Czech Republic, Romania

General Description

Recent years have seen a burgeoning interest in social entrepreneurship across Europe, strongly driven by a growing recognition of a key role social enterprises can play in tackling societal and environmental challenges and fostering inclusive growth.

EU commission has published a report on Entrepreneurial learning in July 2017. The training            “Entrepreneurial Approaches for Youth Workers – EAYOW ” aims to clarify and promote the concept of social entrepreneurship among NGOs and young people including those with fewer opportunities, to open social enterprises on NGOs’ base and to prepare youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders to deliver trainings and other educational activities on social entrepreneurship to NGOs and young people including those with fewer opportunities in their home countries and internationally.

The objectives:
1) To get participants familiar with the concept of social entrepreneurship and the main competences relevant for social entrepreneurship.
2) To provide participants with the opportunity to exchange experience and expertise in the fields of social entrepreneurship.
3) To develop the essential entrepreneurial skills and competences at youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders.
4) To provide participants with the tools and methods on how to develop the idea of a social enterprise, open and run it.
5) To equip youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders with the tools and methods for trainings and projects on social entrepreneurship for NGOs and young people including young people with fewer opportunities.

6) To promote diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, common values of freedom, tolerance and respect of human rights.
7) To explore practical ways of using social entrepreneurship in order to reach young people with fewer opportunities including refugees, asylum seekers and migrants, promoting fundamental values of our society among them and enhancing media literacy, critical thinking and sense of initiative.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Erasmus+ fully covers food and accomondation costs

Travel reimbursement

  • Latvia 4 pax/ 20 euro
  • Lithuania 3pax/ 180euro
  • Poland, Turkey, Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, United Kingdom 3pax/ 275euro
  • Portugal 3pax/ 530euro

Participation fee

Participation fee of 20 euro

Application

 

Organiser:

ARTILT-D biedriba – Youth NGO

Phone: +37128995969

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kristine Romanovska

Website: http://artilt.lv/

E-Mail: k-romanovska@inbox.lv