Tag Archives: Malta

Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

Image result for brussels

Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

A training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

You did a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer! EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.

You will attend workshops on:

  • opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
  • Mobility programmes in Europe
  • Project management and PR activities
  • Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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 involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.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.

Image result for tel aviv"

Study Visit – Towards Collaborative Practice (#TCPIsrael): the eco-sustainable dimension of social innovation and entrepreneurship – Study visit with contact making elements

Dates: 22-26 March 2020

Venue: Tel Aviv, Israel

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Israel, 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, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th March 2020

The activity is a study visit with contact making elements focused on the sustainable aspects of social innovation and social entrepreneurship in European and Israeli contexts.

General Description

The activity will be a meeting and exchange, encouraging cross-sectoral collaboration and partnership building between actors active in youth policies and involved in different sectors (non-formal, formal, business sectors), on aspects related to social innovation and entrepreneurship, with a particular thematic focus on sustainability (environmental and social).

Partnership implementing the activity: the seminar is promoted and coordinated by the Italian National Agency (ANG) within the TCA 2019 in cooperation with the Hungarian, the Maltese and British National Agencies, and Salto EuroMed Resource Centre.

Recently, environmental sustainability has undergone a renewal driven by grassroots forces of activism and social change, and often needs to find a new deal with the economic and business sector.

The activity is intended to enable and inspire “youth professionals” and active volunteers to discover what it means to manage the sustainable side of social entrepreneurship, organisational management, social innovation, by visiting specific and specialised schools, organisations, youth movements structures, social enterprises and social and environmental support structures and hubs in Tel Aviv and nearby.

The activity will explore how different organisations can become established as promoters of innovation, social justice and growth for society. It will also facilitate partnerships, create a network of several stakeholders and share practices and realities among them, particularly taking into account the European and Israeli contexts.

General aims of the activity:

  • explore the innovative policies implemented in Israel in view to sensitize Youth in the framework of the social entrepreneurship and social innovation eco-systems, with a special focus on the projects and initiatives related to environment protection and the use of clean technologies;
  • encourage the creation of projects and networking activities which are coherent with Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps SC Programmes.

Specific objectives of the activity:

  • improve the knowledge of youth entrepreneurship and of the social and environmental impact of social enterprises in Israel;
  • foster the creation of networks and cooperation among participants coming from Israel and European countries;
  • offer the opportunity to analyse and share best practices, innovative methods and tools and challenges linked to the environment topics;
  • discover the wide variety of opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes and the European Union and make the first steps towards new cooperation projects at national and international levels concerning the environment.

We are looking for 40 participants, youth professionals and active volunteers working in the areas covered by this event, willing to develop E+/ESC projects, youth workers, project managers, social entrepreneurs, from youth organisations, entities and institutions working in the framework of environmental sustainability, youth starts-ups, universities, foundations coming from the Erasmus+ Programme countries and Israel.

Implementation of the activity: the activity will be developed over 5 working days and besides testimonials and institutional inputs, it foresees field visits, in particular at organisations, incubators, schools, innovative projects caring for the environment; get to know each other sessions and networking among participants; information session on the European youth programmes; thematic sessions and working groups on the environment topics and evaluation of the implemented activities.

The project is part of the Youth@Work Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies, an institutional alliance of 16 Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-Youth Resource Centres. The focus of Youth@Work is on supporting how Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps can be used as an instrument to foster youth employability and entrepreneurship, and to reinforce networking and exchange of practices among the countries and EU partner regions covered by the partnership. More about Youth@Work

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.

If you come from Israel, please contact Salto EuroMed RC  for further information about the financial details related to travels.

Application

 

Organiser:

Italian National Agency – Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani

Co-organisers:

  • Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency for Erasmus+
  • European Union Programmes Agency – Maltese National Agency for Erasmus+ (National Agency)
  • Salto EuroMed RC (SALTO Resource Centre)

Phone: 0039 06 37 59 12 01

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule Study Visit Tel Aviv.pdf

Contact for questions:

Giuseppe Gualtieri

E-mail: a.villani@agenziagiovani.it

E-Mail: g.gualtieri@agenziagiovani.it

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.

Image result for Kapraluv Mlyn

Training Course: Radical Escape

Dates: 11-20 March 2020

Venue: Kapraluv Mlyn, Brno, Czech Republic

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 31st January 2020

Radical Escape is a training course that aims to enable youth workers to strengthen preventative measures against radicalication of young people through the use of educational concepts based on escape games.

General Description

For last few years, we have been exploring innovations in youth work through the use of game based learning mechanisms.

This training follows two main lines:

  • Exploring process of radicalization in connection to enabling factors such as social exclusion, media manipulation or marginalization.
  • Developing and testing 3 portable educational escape rooms connected to these topics.

More specifically, the training aims to:

  • foster mutual understanding of the process of radicalization, reasons and preventive measures,
    discover the topic of escape game methodology as an educational approach in youth work,
  • to equip participants with tools for developing educational escape games,
  • experiment with applying innovative methodology to the topic of radicalization, create 3 educational escape games and test them with the local community,
  • to empower youth workers/leaders to use escape games while working with hard to reach youth;
  • to create a scenario booklet on escape games on processes triggering radicalization.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The accommodation and food is fully covered.

Travel reimbursement

  • Czech Republic: 20 EUR
  • Slovakia, Slovenia: 180 EUR
  • Estonia, Latvia, Italy, Malta : 275 EUR
  • Spain: 360 EUR

Participation fee

The training course has a participation fee of 30 EUR. The participation fee amount is used for the benefit of the project to provide materials for building the escape games and cover extra expenses occurred during the project. In case you are not able to pay the participation fee, please, tell us and we will find a solution.

Application

 

Organiser:

Be International, z.s. – Youth NGO

Phone: +421907144364

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Addittional Info

Contact for questions:

Filip Gabor

E-Mail: filip.gabor@gmail.com

Related image

Study session: Feminist of the World, Unite!

Dates: 2-6 March 2020

Venue: European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th January 2020

Feminist of the World, Unite! invites feminist activists and educators from all around the globe to discuss intersectional feminism, gender equality and power structures in a safe and healing environment.

General Description

Do you identify as a woman, non-binary person or any other gender, that is not a cis-gendered man? Are you between 16-30, and involved in feminist work as an activist or educator?

Are you sick and tired of the patriarchy, uninclusive feminism and gender-based oppression? Do you want to share ideas, develop your perspective and plan an action with likeminded people from all over the world? If the answer is yes to these questions, our upcoming study session in partnership with the Council of Europe sounds like the right space for you! Apply to unite with feminists around the world!

Aim

Provide a space to create strategies, tools and skills to promote inclusive, intersectional feminism

Objectives

  • Offer participants the opportunity to discuss and explore their own experiences and societal realities concerning feminism
  • Explore intersectionality concerning feminism and consider how and why marginalised and minority groups have different experiences of sexism and patriarchy
  • Offer space for participants to share projects, programmes and expertise in the field of feminism and promote the cross-pollination of ideas and approaches
  • Create projects and strategies that build bridges between lived experiences, education, activism and policy to challenge the patriarchy

Participant Profile

Prospective applicants should:

  • NOT identify as a cis-gendered man
  • Be between 16-30 years old. If you’re aged 16 and 17, you must provide parental/guardian consent, and attend with another participant who will take legal responsibility of you (including during travel). This age limitation is due to the funding rules of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe who is one of the partners of this Study Session.
  • Participants up to an age of 35 can only be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Have experience discussing and implementing intersectional and inclusive feminist perspectives and practices
  • Have the time to attend the whole study session, and to implement the project or action following the project
  • Able to work confidently in English

Inclusion

IFM-SEI aims to include people of all genders in their activities and will aim for a balance of different genders (excluding cis-gendered men). Participants will be selected based on their application questions, and the selection team will also ensure there is a geographical and organisational balance in the participants.

Specific priority will be given to:

Applicants are at risk of marginalisation with regards to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geographical background and/or religion, young migrants and refugees, and young people of colour or with access needs.

The specific needs of a participant will not be part of the selection criteria. We encourage applicants to be honest and open about their access needs for the project. This way, we can best accommodate every person and ensure the right support structures are in place from as early as possible.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Council of Europe.

Accommodation and food

The Study Session will take place at the European Youth Center Budapest which will also provide accommodation and food. The costs are covered through the participation fee.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed at full on the spot. If the cost is a barrier to your participation, please get in touch.

Participation fee

60€ per person (covers accommodation, food, programme and travel costs). If the cost is a barrier to your participation, please get in touch.

Application

 

Organiser:

International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

Youth Department of the Council of Europe

Phone: 004915112455990

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Anuschka

E-Mail: anuschka@ifm-sei.org

Image result for elbeuf

Training Course: Sustainability in Action!

Dates: 18-26 March 2020

Venue: Elbeuf, France

Eligible are 29 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Turkey

Application deadline: 13th January 2020

With the project “Sustainability in Action!” we wish to tackle global environmental challenges and sustainable development and to implement concrete actions that youth workers can do to motivate young people get actively involved on a local level.

General Description

We would like to invite you to participate in the “Sustainability in Action!” training course that will take place near Elbeuf, France in the period 18th – 26th March 2020 and will gather 29 representatives of organizations from 8 countries – Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Turkey and France.

About “Sustainability in Action!” project:

With the project “Sustainability in Action!” we wish to tackle both complex issues – global environmental challenges and sustainable development and young people’s lack of social involvement and participation, and to implement concrete actions that youth workers can do to motivate young people get actively involved on a local level by increasing their environmental citizenship.

We aim at enhancing and developing youth worker’s competences to encourage, support and empower young people’s active involvement in solving environmental challenges and their active participation in a positive change towards a more sustainable society.

The specific objectives of the project are to:

  • create awareness in regards to the current environmental challenges and explore interconnectivity of those challenges with other topics on a global level (i.e. health, migration, economy);
  • explore the topic of youth participation and ways of attracting young people to actively participate on a local level;
  • build youth workers’ capacity to work more effectively with young people on the topics of eco-related actions and sustainable ways of living;
  • explore environmental educational methods and equip participants with non-formal learning tools addressing the topics;
  • share experience, methods and practices;
  • create new successful and creative partnerships;
  • promote Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps as a tool for active youth involvement and participation;
  • sensitize relevant stakeholders on the significance of environmental challenges on all levels.

We envisage the following thematic modules in the training:

1. Environmental challenges (what do we face today – pollution, climate change, social injustice and inequity, climate migrants and refugees, lack of resources, etc.) and alternative systems for sustainable living (sustainable communities, degrowth movement, permaculture, sustainable consumption, sustainable transport, etc.).

2. Active youth participation and green citizenship – concepts and ways of involving and engaging young people be active on a local level, encouraging them to create and implement initiatives.

3. Sharing of experience, strengths and challenges youth workers face in the different countries as way as solutions to overcome them.

4. Practical tools and instruments – gathering, sharing, trying out tools that will be used with the young people after the project.

5. Creation of partnerships and development of ideas for international youth mobility action and local youth initiatives.

Dates and venue of the training course

The training will take place from 18th (afternoon) till 26th March 2020 (7 full working days and two days – 1 arrival – 18th March and 1 departure day – 26th March) near Elbeuf, France. The participants need to arrive in the afternoon on 18th March and depart after breakfast on 26th March 2020.

Profile of the participants

The training course is for:

  • youth workers, facilitators, trainers, youth leaders, activists willing to enrich their competences towards working for a higher involvement and participation of young people in our societies for solving environmental challenges and living in a sustainable way
  • Age 18+
  • Willing to learn, develop and share
  • Willing to practise and multiply learning after the training course
  • Able to understand and express themselves in English
  • Are committed to attend for the full duration of the event
  • Are committed to do a follow-up/dissemination activity to be implemented in their country after the training course

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation will be in Château du Bosc Féré and participants will be accommodated in 2 and 3-bed rooms.

Food – Breakfast, lunch, dinner and breaks during the training duration will be provided by the organizers (starting with dinner on 18th March and finishing with breakfast on 26th March 2020).

Travel reimbursement

Reimburse of the travel tickets will be done according to the rules of the Erasmus+ programme based on distance calculation. The reimbursement will be made after the training course, after the participants provide all original travelling documents (coming and return). Please keep your original tickets and boarding passes.

  • France – up to 0 Euro
  • Bulgaria, Italy – up to 275 Euro
  • Cyprus, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Turkey – up to 360 Euro

Participation fee

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

MJC – House of Youth and Culture of the Elbeuf region

Phone: +33 662 88 63 16

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Sustainability in Action.pdf

Contact for questions:

Pascale Delobel

E-Mail: project@mjc-elbeuf.fr

Image result for poland

Training Course: Process of changes

Dates: 30 January – 8 February 2020

Venue: Poland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Greece, Italy, Malta, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 22nd December 2019

The main aim is to develop the competences of 24 youth workers from 8 countries to support and equip them with the tools needed to managing working with teams on long term projects and support them during all stages of the group process as a whole cycle.

General Description

Our project is dedicated to youth workers and especially we would like to take care of coordinators of volunteering projects that are working with the teams of volunteers in the long term perspective, and equip them with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them correctly diagnose at what point in the process the group is and what steps to take to lead the group through this phase of the “disorder” as painlessly and effectively as possible.

Our training is primarily addressed to coordinators under the European Solidarity Corps, but also to local volunteer coordinators, as similar problems also arise in local cooperation.

The main aim of this training course is to develop the competences of 24 youth workers from 8 countries to support and equip them with the tools needed to managing working with teams on long term projects and support them during all stages of the group process as a whole cycle.

The Training Objectives:
1. to increase knowledge about group process and techniques that can be used in each stage
2. to develop skills to support their teams during the group process
3. to increase awareness on the importance of the group process by showing the Influence on the daily teamwork.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

This project is possible thanks to financial support from the Erasmus+: Youth Programme. Costs of accommodation, food, and activities during the training course will be covered from the project budget.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses will be reimbursed at flat rates depending on travel distance:

  • Poland: up to 20 euros/person;
  • Slovak Republic: up to 180 euros/person;
  • North Macedonia, Romania, Italy, Greece, Malta: up to 275 euros/person;
  • Spain up to 360 euros/person;

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

FERSO Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +48 516 089 392

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Process of Change.pdf

Contact for questions:

Urszula Malińska

E-Mail: u.malinska@gmail.com

Image result for wales bala

Training Course More in Common: Developing Intercultural Sensitivity

Dates: 6-13 December 2019

Venue: Bala, Wales, United Kingdom

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Estonia, Malta, Sweden, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th November 2019

UNA Exchange together with BeDiverse is delivering a training course for youth workers to equip them with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to break beyond the constructs of culture being intrinsically linked to nationality.

General Description

UNA Exchange together with BeDiverse is delivering a first stage training course for youth workers (anyone who works with young people aged 13-30, in a paid, voluntary, full or part-time position) to equip them with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to break beyond the constructs of culture being intrinsically linked to nationality.

This will be achieved through the successive implementation of the following project objectives:

  • develop understanding of a multitude of different cultural differences held within Europe, from international–local–small groups–individual.
  • learn to recognise that nothing defines us specifically. We are made up of so many aspects of different identities. We have more in common than we think.
  • break down stereotypes related to nations, aesthetics, and religion by exploring our own identifying aspects and those within the areas we live and work.
  • develop a deeper sense of European citizenship by moving away from the focus of nation states defining culture to recognising that we are one Europe, even one world.
  • consider creating a new type of ‘intercultural evening’ to be undertaken during E+ events.

We’re looking for 7 participants: 1 living in the UK, 3 living in Sweden, 1 living in Estonia, 1 living in Malta. You must be living in the country and travel from and back to that country, but you do not have to be ‘from’ that country.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

This project is funded by the Erasmus + Programme (KA1) of European Union. According to its financial rules some costs are fully covered some not. Please see below for details:

– Accommodation, food, refreshments, course materials – 100% covered

Travel reimbursement

  • UK €137 per pax
  • Sweden, Estonia  €232 per pax
  • Malta €317 per pax

– Travel costs* will be reimbursed** fully up to the stated amount in EUR€***. This includes internal travel. Travel must be from the country of residency, no exceptions.

*Please note we will ask participants to fly to Manchester Airport where they will be collected by mini bus at set times and taken to the venue, and back again on the 13th. The cost of this is €43 per person, so the travel budgets have been reduced to reflect this.

**Participants can travel to the UK up to 2 days before and after the start and end of the course. However, reimbursements can only be made to a single ‘journey’ to the venue, without a night stay anywhere.

***For those who will be paying their travel in another currency to EUR€, the conversion rate will be based on the Erasmus+ site depending on the rate at the month the funding was paid into UNA Exchange’s account.

Participation fee

£30 GBP

Erasmus+ is a co-funded project, and so to ensure all the quality conditions for an impactful training are met we ask that each participant contributes £30. The participation fee can be discussed case by case if participants experience economic barriers. The participation fee is an additional amount we expect you to pay by PayPal before arriving to the course. It is not taken from your travel money if you spend less than your budget.

Application

 

Organiser:

UNA Exchange – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack More in Common.pdf

Contact for questions:

Morgane Duchâtel

Mobile: 00447946494021

E-Mail: morgane.duchatel@gmail.com