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Training Course. Power of Positivity. Finland

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Training Course Power of Positivity: Youth Exchanges

Dates: 22-26 June 2020

Venue: Nurmes, Finland

Eligible are 30 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th April 2020

The training helps you to clarify your understanding of mental health and discover how you can support young people’s mental health in your work. Moreover, you will learn how youth exchanges fit into the discussion.

General Description

Supporting Mental Health Is Easy

When talking about mental health, you may instantly think about negative issues like depression and mental illnesses. You should not. We all have a state of mental health, one day our mental health can be worse, one day better. But there are concrete ways how to promote our mental well being.

In this training you will understand better what affects our mental health and how we can take care of it. You will learn methods to discuss the topic with young people and have time to think how to help their well being. This is important for you, if you are working with young people. And you should be, because youth exchanges need young people.

Can youth exchanges promote mental health?

Well, yes. You might know that you feel better when you feel heard, you feel you belong to a group, you have your place in there and others accept and support you. You also may recognise it feels good to accomplish interesting tasks, explore unknown things and overcome a nice challenge. Youth exchanges can offer all of this to your young people, if you take care that they are able to be involved, respected and supported in planning, preparation and carrying out of exchanges.

  • In this training you will learn, how you can help young people to have ownership in their youth exchange.
  • You will have a small pre-task before your arrival, so be prepared to return it.

Who is this training for?

You should be interested in the topic of mental wellbeing as well as in international youth work.

You may be interested in

  • challenging your understanding of mental wellbeing
  • learning ways to talk about mental health with young people
  • learning working ways to promote mental health
  • organising youth exchanges where young people are actively involved in the projects
  • learning ways to support young people’s involvement in youth exchange projects
  • understanding how mental health can be discussed in youth exchanges
  • finding possible partners to future youth exchanges who share the same understanding of working ways

It is much better if you will already have a group of young people that you are working with. It is even better, if you have talked with them about the possibility of an international youth exchange and they are interested in one. We will prioritise applicants who work regularly with a group of young people and regularly organise daily or weekly local activities for them. Starting to plan a youth exchange is much easier, if you can start working with your group when you return home.

If you only organise international activities and always recruit the participants in the projects after they have been granted, you are not the kind of participant we are looking for.

Peaceful (and sleepy) countryside

The training takes you to a remote area in Eastern Finland, over 500 km to the north of Helsinki. Youth Centre Hyvärilä is one of the state founded youth centres in Finland. It is located by a lake surrounded by nature. It is not close to services, but they offer good facilities for training, accommodation and meals.

You will also have time to chat and change opinions, practices and ideas with youth workers from other countries and look at the midnight sun by a Finnish lake.

You should know, though, that there will be youth groups around, which means you cannot use alcohol in the youth centre area. Finnish youth work is substance free and you should also respect that in our country.

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Hyvärilä Youth Centre – Youth NGO

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Finland.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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Training Course “Eutopia” Diversity in a Changing Europe: Creative lab for Rethinking Diversity in Youth Work

Dates: 6-12 May 2020

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 1st March 2020

The creative lab is designed for critical thinkers, who work with young people and are not afraid of opening controversial questions and questioning concepts.

General Description

Have you ever wondered what diversity actually means?
Do you work with people who question if diversity has gone too far?
Living in times when Europe and the world is undergoing major developments, do you ever wonder how to help young people make sense of it all?

Do you think it is time to reconsider the way we (you) work with young people nowadays?
Are you curious about the principles and practices of slow youth work in a world that is changing rapidly?

Would you like to go on an eight months creative journey with a dynamic community of learners?
“EUtopia? – Diversity in a Changing Europe” is a creative, analytical and critical learning experiment which brings new life to old concepts. It is for the very experienced among us, who sometimes feel tired of thinking, and the very fresh ones, who sometimes feel lost and don’t know where to even begin.

If you are ready to dive deep in the meaning of diversity and use what you find to reshape the practices of youth work – then this 7th international edition of EUtopia? is for you! The learning process will last eight months. It will result in improved practices for supporting young people in changing Europe, and it will produce tools that will be shared in an online library for youth workers.

It will be comprised of four elements:

1st part: Home Lab for Introduction – online learning process consisting of 30 hours of individual guided work from March to May (participants are required to dedicate a minimum of 3 hours for online learning throughout the spring)
2nd part: Lab for Critical Analysis – challenging and exploring concepts in Latvia, from 6th to 12th of May 2020
3rd part: Piloting Lab for Creativity and Experimentation – testing it all through local activities implemented by participants in their local communities
4th part: Designing Lab – creating new tools and approaches in Albania, from 6th to 11th of October 2020

The call is open to all professionals working with young people, particularly in non-formal learning settings. The selected participants are requested to take part in all parts of the Lab.

https://ej.uz/EUtopia_video

Aim:

The aim of the lab is to provide youth field professionals with an opportunity 1) to explore the complex and diverse realities of young people in a changing Europe, 2) to prepare to better respond to those realities by applying values-based perspective of diversity, and 3) to reshape existing youth work practices.

The objectives of the lab are:

  • to create a community of learners ready to engage in a challenging, self-reflective, long term, dynamic learning process;
  • to explore the relevant socio-political and cultural contexts in which young people grow up today, and critically evaluate the current youth work responses to them;

  • to understand reasoning and motivation behind young people’s views and attitudes, discover how opinions are formed and encourage critical thinking;
  • to challenge/ radicalize the concept of diversity, exploring it from a values-based, rather than from a normative policy perspective;
  • to develop the most relevant skillsets for reconsidering and reshaping youth work practices in accordance with current challenges and slow youth work principles;
  • to develop intercultural and political competences, as identified by the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers, and to pilot them through activist projects;
  • to discover opportunities to incorporate values-based approach to diversity within Erasmus+ activities and to support international cooperation among participants.

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.

The travel costs of participants from the Western Balkan Partner Countries are covered by teh SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre.

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.

There is no participation fee for the organisations from the Western Balkan Partner Countries.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

  • Agency for International Programs for Youth – Latvia

Phone: + 386 1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Eutopia – Programme.jpg

Contact for questions:

Suzana Puhar

E-Mail: Suzana.Puhar@movit.si

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PBA: Youth Discovering Erasmus+ Project LAB

Dates: 26-30 November 2019

Venue: District of Braga, Portugal

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Estonia, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 14th October 2019

The main aim of “Youth Discovering Erasmus+ Project LAB” is to encourage youth workers to use Erasmus+ within their local contexts and increase the participation of young people in international youth work through the Erasmus+ youth programme

General Description

The Project LAB will create the necessary working environment for organizations/informal groups that are active locally in the youth field to create sustainable networks and partnerships for the development of future projects.

The Lab will support and facilitate cooperation, project ideas, designing, writing and implementation of projects. Support will be offered throughout the process, and in case of successful applications, during the application process phase.

Objectives of the event:

  • To increase the participation of young people and organisations in the Erasmus+ Youth programme ;
  • To encourage and support the strategic use of Erasmus+ as a tool for inclusion & capacity building of organisations;
  • To increase the capacity of organisations for international youth work;
  • To support establishment of long-term quality partnerships.
  • To gather and promote results & good practices on national and transnational level.

Expected results:

  • The participants are expected to develop new partnerships and project ideas and should be able to submit an application to Erasmus+ Youth programme;
  • Increase the number and the quality of projects submitted by organisations/informal groups coming from disadvantaged areas;
  • Increase the participation of young people from disadvantaged areas in Erasmus+ Youth programme;

  • Develop new partnerships and projects among the participating organizations;
  • Increase competences of participants to better understand core principles of developing quality inclusion projects involving specific target groups;

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:

Erasmus+ Youth Portuguese National Agency – National Agency

Phone: +351 253 204 260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Angela Santos

E-Mail: angela.santos@juventude.pt

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: OMG. Youth at the Museums

Dates: 16-21 October 2019

Venue: Cantabria, Valencia and Madrid, Spain

Eligible are 75 participants, in 3 parallel courses in 3 locations 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 19th August 2019

Following the first edition of OMG! the Spanish National Agency for Youth organises this Training Course with the aim of creating bridges between museums and the youth sector through non-formal education.

General Description

During this 4-day training course, participants will have the opportunity to analyse the barriers to youth participation into museums and their activities, explore potential tools to overcome these barriers, discover local activities on Spanish museums and potentially network with other professionals.

Objectives:

– To generate cooperation strategies and synergies between museums and youth field.

– To exchange and enhance experiences developed in the frame of the Museums’ educational departments.

– To understand museums as a space for youth work.

– To explore Non-Formal Education as tool to work with young people in museums.

– To identify barriers that prevent young people to access museums and to explore potential strategies.

– To facilitate networking for future cooperation in Erasmus+ Youth program

Methodology will be based on Non-Formal Education. This means we will work from a participatory approach using a wide variety of methods, in an environment where people can learn from each other (peer-learning).

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

 

Organiser:

Spanish national agency

Co-organiser:

  • Deputy Directorate of National Museums

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme Museums in Spain.pdf

Contact for questions:

Leticia Sánchez Palacín

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: Integration of Non-formal Education Methods for Refugees

Dates: 9-17 April 2018

Venue: Marmaris, Turkey

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, FYROM, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th March 2018

The methodology of the training will be based on the non-formal education methods such role-plays, case studies and group work and there will be a space for participants’ to try out their own methods

General Description

Mainly of the refugee population is young people aged between 13-30 and when it is looked up the percentage of young population (aged 13-30), it is around 60% and in Turkey the counts get more and more to the 80% of all refugee population.

Most of those young people had to be educated to prevent their marginalization in future and included in the society. Towards those issues, with parallel to School Education, there should be opportunities for young refugees to participate within the education processes of the Youth Sector. Although, the youth workers are not competent enough to provide educational opportunities in EU and neighbouring countries such Turkey and FYROM.

With the project, we would like to carry out this project to address the problem of inclusion of refugees in non-formal education context in youth work and create synergies among the participating organizations to future cooperation for the inclusive education methods.

Thus, the project proposal aims to strengthen the competences of youth workers and youth leaders in finding proper approaches for fostering the inclusion of refugees and also marginalized young people with migration background.

More specifically the projects’ objectives are:
– To strengthen the understanding of inclusion and its challenges for young refugees and young people with migration background

– To create strategies on youth work context to
improve the quality of youth services which are developed for refugees and young people with migration background

– To explore the role of youth work in inclusion strategies on educational services

– To create and implement local activities on inclusion of young refugees and young people with migration background

– To strengthen ties between people and organisations engaged in the field of youth work

The project will be implemented between the dates 09.04.2018 – 17.04.2018 ( including
arrival and departure days ) with the participation of 10 countries and 28 participants and 4 trainers.

The methodology of the training will be based on the non-formal education methods such role-plays, case studies and group work and there will be a space for participants’ to try out their own methods.

Costs

 

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

Expenses of transportation within project week, meals and accommodation will be covered by hosting organization, you are only responsible for your personal expenses

There is a different limit for travel reimbursement for each country according to distance calculator of European Commission.

Maximum grant per participant from:

  • Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Lithuania: 360 Euro
  • Poland, FYROM and Romania: 275 Euro
  • Greece 180 Euro
  • Turkey: 0 Euro

Application

 

Organizer:

Cirque et arts en liberté asbl – NGO

Co-organizer:

Tepebaşı Sosyal Yardımlaşma ve Dayanışma Vakfı – NGO

Phone: 0032495432942

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Marmaris.pdf

Contact for questions: