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Training Course: Dialogue Above Judgment

Dates: 12-20 November 2019

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Croatia, Denmark, Georgia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

Training course aims to give youth workers skills and competences regarding the topic of intercultural dialogue by understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe and neighboring countries

General Description

Processes of the globalization, social-economic conditions in neighboring countries, and conflicts in developing countries force thousands of people to migrate in Europe for sake of finding shelter and better living conditions there.

It caused mixing of various people and nationalities, coexistence of people with different backgrounds; however, this process also led to conflicts among those groups, judging people by their backgrounds, judgment based mainly on stereotypes and prejudices. All these reasons interrupt process of developing civil societies within states.

Each conflict situation can be multiplied in future and lead us to dangerous situations in various countries. Thus, the main aim of the training course is to increase level of awareness of youth workers, to give useful tools, teach new methodologies and activities that will help them to make their local realities better, to lead their societies change towards peaceful civil society.

Nowadays we often face discrimination based on religion, race, nationality etc. Europe needs more cohesive and inclusive societies, to promote common European values, foster social integration, enhance intercultural understanding and a sense of belonging to a community and to prevent violent radicalization. Our Erasmus+ training course is an effective instrument to promote the inclusion of people with disadvantaged backgrounds, including newly arrived migrants.

For above-mentioned reasons, main aims of the project are to build civil societies with tolerance, to create a space where people with different backgrounds will live peacefully. Thus, this investment in knowledge, skills and competences will benefit individuals, institutions, organizations and society as a whole by contributing to growth and ensuring equity, prosperity and social inclusion in Europe and beyond.

Objectives

  • Understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe.
  • Teaching young leaders useful tools and methodologies in order to reduce discriminatory and stereotypical thinking.
  • To have a space for young leaders to share their best practices of their local societies.
  • To involve young leaders from minority groups from various European and neighbor countries.
  • Strengthening partnership cooperation among European Union and Eastern Partnership countries and empowering EECA NGOs.
  • Creation of a network of like-minded organizations and individuals interested in further cooperation in the field of anti-discrimination and inter-cultural dialogue

Eligibility Criterias:

  • Age 18+, there is no max. age limitation
  • Able to communicate in English fluently
  • Experienced Youth Workers or individuals who are interested in starting youth work
  • Motivated to explore new ideas and methods
  • Participants with fewer opportunities (Social, economic, educational and geographical obstacles)
  • Each partner organization will be represented by 3 participants (3 participants per country)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the project

Travel reimbursement

Max. Travel Reimbursement per person:

  • Georgia 20 Euro
  • Armenia 150 Euro
  • Moldova, Ukraine 245 Euro
  • Poland, Denmark, Croatia 330 Euro
  • Netherlands 500 Euro
  • Portugal 790 Euro

Participation fee

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser: Mellem Education – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • MasterPeace Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Regional Organization – Youth NGO

Phone: +995597757984

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Levan Gorgadze

E-Mail: caynexyia@gmail.com

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Training Course: Become a Super Mentor

Dates: 14-21 October 2019

Venue: Gyumri, Armenia

Eligible are 22 trainees coming from: Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine

Application deadline: 17th September 2019

Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO from Armenia and Foreningen Framtidstaget from Sweden will host a 7-days international TC aiming at empowering mentors in European Solidarity Corps to provide adequate learning support to the ESC volunteers.

General Description

This project is designed to enhance knowledge, transfer instrumental tools and methods to European Volunteering Projects Coordinators and Mentors to work productively with Volunteers in terms of raising their competitiveness in labour market.

Aim of the project is to increase the quality of European Volunteering Projects through developing capacities of coordinators and mentors by equipping them with vital methods and tools to support and guide volunteers towards the development of competences for future employment.

Objectives are:

– To introduce to the participants a wide variety of means and instruments for supporting volunteers’ growth and development process.

– To explore tools and methods which help to transfer competences (knowledge-HEAD, skills-HAND, attitude-HEART) gained in the European Volunteering Projects to further life and enhance employability of ex-volunteers.

– To present different tools to reflect on key competences of Youthpass as a recognition of non-formal learning and Europass as an introduction of academic, training and professional accomplishments.

– To provide space to the participants to present challenges and share best practices in European Volunteering Projects.

– To build partnership network and peer learning support for further work on the local and international levels.

The anticipated impact of the Training is to ensure higher employability of ex-volunteers due to support and learning acquired in the course of European Volunteering Projects.

The project will bring together 22 participants. Age limit: 18 +

The participants should meet the following criteria/have the following criteria:

– Involved as an ESC Mentor/Coordinator/support person in an accredited organizations,

– Motivation and interest to take part in a mutual learning process in a very intercultural setting,

– Good level of English to follow the course and ability to participate fully in the event.

* European volunteers under the EVS/ESC programme are NOT allowed to participate.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food of participants are covered by organizers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed per participant per country. Travel budget limits are given below per person, per country, which is given according to Erasmus+ distance calculator:

  • Armenia 20 EUR
  • Georgia 180 EUR
  • Belarus, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Russian Federation, Greece 275 EUR
  • Sweden, Croatia, Italy 360 EUR

Participation fee

The selected participants will be asked to contribute 25 euro participation fee each (More details are in the Infopack).

Application

 

Organiser:

Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Foreningen Framtidstaget (Sweden) – Youth NGO

Phone: +37477477382

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Become a Super Mentor.pdf

Contact for questions:

Mariam Gharagyozyan

E-Mail: mariam.gharagyozyan@yic.am

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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Youth Exchange: Fish or Fishing?

Dates: 22-30 September 2019

Venue: Akhaltsikhe, Georgia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Armenia, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 8th August 2019

This is a seminar to explore deeper the concept of youth initiatives and how youth work can become more participative and co-owned if young people are empowered to implement their own ideas.

General Description

We have observed that not only in international projects, but also in local youth work more and more youth workers and young people tend to have consumeristic relationship (youth workers offer activities – young people consume them).

We are proposing this seminar in order to explore this dangerous tendency and find out approaches in order to give more responsibility of contents and “form” of youth work to the young people. Youth initiatives could be micro-projects at a local scale that do not require almost any resources – this we see as a good beginning for young people to start taking the responsibility and ownership.

Contents
– Discussing how consumerism affects youth work in our youth work realities and how to diminish consumeristic tendencies in youth work

– Exploring essence of youth initiatives, how to support them and sharing good practices

– Trying out to implement some local initiatives in Georgia and thus learn from this experience

– Work on youth initiative ideas for future projects in local communities and implement them.

This seminar has been designed for 25youth work specialists from municipalities, youth workers, teachers, social workers, youth leaders, youth leaders, youth club activists, scout leaders, etc., working with young people (as volunteers or paid workers) at least once a week, interested in youth work innovations and ready to share them with their communities through follow-up activities – Youth Initiatives and activities that contribute to young peoples’ greater involvement.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement will be done up to the lump scales according to Erasmus + programme travel rules.

  • Participants from Poland and Latvia  – up to 360 euros/person
  • From Greece, Moldova and Ukraine – up to 275 euros/person
  • From Portugal and Spain – up to 820 euros/person
  • From Russian Federation and  Armenia – up to 180 euros/person
  • From Georgia – 0 euros.

Participation fee

There in NO participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Stowarzszenie “Dorośli – dzieciom” – Poland,

  • Sunny House – Georgia – Youth NGO

Phone: +48 600062665

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Fish or Fishing.pdf

Contact for questions:

Daniel Wargin

E-Mail: daniello13@wp.pl

Burgos, Spain

Training Course Come in: Time for Freedom, Time to be Free

Dates: 26 August – 1 September 2019

Venue: Errentería, Spain

Eligible are 14 participants coming from: France, Germany, Moldova, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th July 2019

This project addresses the problem of inclusion of refugees in non-formal education context in youth work.

General Description

Given the dramatic images on the screens of international television stations every day, there is no shortage of warnings that speak of a new “Migration Period” in global history and Europe is facing the hugest migration after the World War II. Though, it shows us the EU States are not prepared to such influxes to give urgent solution towards this issue.

Most of those young people have to be educated to prevent their marginalization in the future and get included in the society. Towards those issues, with parallels to school education, there should be opportunities for young refugees to participate into education processes in youth sector.

Although, the youth workers are not competent enough to provide educational opportunities in EU and neighbouring countries such Russia and Moldova. With the project, we would like 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 project’s five main 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 organizations engaged in the field of youth work.

Participants’ profile:

1, Has been involved in non-formal education context in local level as youth trainer or youth leader.
2. Motivation to take part in a mutual learning process in a intercultural setting.
3. Has interest to work on inclusion topic of young people with fewer opportunities and young refugees.
4. Sensitive on the migration topic and willing to create follow-up actions.
5. Has a sufficient level of English (B1-C1).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus distance calculator:

  • EUR 180 for participants from France.
  • EUR 275 for participants from Germany, UK
  • EUR 360 for participants from Moldova.
  • EUR 900 for participants from Russian Federation.
  • EUR 20 for participants from Spain.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Asociación de cooperación al desarrollo ABARKA ONGD – Youth NGO

Phone: 00492226908940

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mariam Puetz

E-Mail: info@iyda.de

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Training Course: You(th)for Cul/fu(ture)

Dates: 7-16 August 2019

Venue: Moldova

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Moldova

Application deadline: 1st May 2019

The project aims to develop an educative innovative pathway for boosting employability potential of NEETs throughout creative and cultural entrepreneurship education for youth workers.

General Description

The project aims to develop an educative innovative pathway for boosting employability potential of NEETs throughout creative and cultural entrepreneurship education.

Our project will deliver structured innovative approach towards educating youth on how to integrate entrepreneurship within the development of creative practices and to bring a creative approach to the development of new social businesses.

Throughout project activities we will support youth workers in their work with unemployed youth in their ability to create innovation and provide them with entrepreneurial skills and attributes to commercialize their creative & cultural knowledge.

Both youth workers & young people participating in the project will get theoretical knowledge on cultural economy & creative initiatives and develop techniques to move their creative & critical thinking to entrepreneurial thinking.

The project has following specific objectives:

– to build capacity of consortium in the field of ‘creative and cultural entrepreneurship’, enable transfer of practices among the partnership and foster cooperation between EU and EaP countries;
– to create environment for networking and to equip youth workers with knowledge and specific competences in ‘creative and cultural entrepreneurship’ education;
– to create enabling environment for transferring the knowledge on ‘creative and cultural entrepreneurship’ to NEETs and foster their transversal skills, sense of initiative & entrepreneurship and creative thinking;
– to create comprehensive learning materials – toolkit and online platform – targeted to youth workers, stakeholders in the field of social entrepreneurship and potential entrepreneurs;
– to promote social, cultural and creative entrepreneurship, active citizenship and non-formal learning on European level and in EaP countries;
– to promote European policies in the field of social entrepreneurship and Erasmus+ on European level and in EaP.

The project’s main output will be development of new models of working with young people with fewer opportunities, innovative tools and guidance that would allow youths to implement their own creative & cultural enterprises ideas independently.

This is long term project and involves the following activities:

1. International Training Course in Moldova 7-16 August 2019.

TC is focused on youth workers empowerment in terms of their knowledge of c/c-e and c/c-e education in particular. It will mix a theoretical part about SE & creative and cultural entrepreneurship as concepts, NFE and informal activities on creative thinking and innovative ideas development, but also practical exercises on teaching c/c-e to NEETs.

2. Job shadowing in Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Italy for the participipants from Moldova, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia;

3. Local activities on NEET empowerment
4. Development of a Tool-kit on creative and and cultural entrepreneurship education;
5. Final Seminar in Belgium in 2020.

This project involves participants from Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus.

This call is for the participants for the training course in Moldova. Priority will be given to the participants able to take part in all project activities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food will be arranged for the participants only for the days of the training course in Moldova and Seminar in Belgium

Travel reimbursement

Training course in Moldova:

  • Belgium – 275 euro
  • Moldova – 0 euro

Seminar in Belgium:

  • Belgium – 180 euro;
  • Moldova: 275 euro.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

ADVIT Moldova – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • CODEC vzw – Youth NGO

Phone: 0032468141162

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natalia

E-Mail: codec.europe@gmail.com

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Training Course: Once upon today… in Europe – (Y)our 1989.

Dates: 4-11 April 2019

Venue: Krzyzowa, Poland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Estonia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine

Application deadline: 25th February 2019

“Once upon today” is an international training where you can meet people interested in history and get the chance to learn new non-formal education methods. Participants are encouraged to develop their own project ideas and to put them into practice.

General Description

2019 sees Europe celebrating the 30th anniversary of the end of communism and of new democratic beginnings in Central and Eastern Europe. For all countries in the region, 1989 is not some distant event in the past, but the dramatic societal, political and economic change continue to have an impact on the lives of people and their communities today.

In the spirit of our project title “Once upon today… in Europe”, we want to explore the way that 1989 is currently remembered, debated and reinterpreted in the countries across the region. As 30 years is also the transition between two generations, we want to develop new, innovative and creative ways to explore the meaning of the year 1989 with young people: What is (y)our story of 1989? How has the revolution changed the lives of your families or your community? How is 1989 currently remembered and discussed in the country you live in? What is our story of 1989 as Europeans?

“Once upon today… in Europe” focuses on issues of belonging and identity in Europe with a focus on historical narratives. What does this mean? When people talk about history, memory and identity, they constantly tell a story about themselves, the communities and states they live in.

These stories – or narratives – help people make sense of reality and they are made up of diverse facts, myths, official commemoration and personal memories. Like any other story, they are constantly shaped and reshaped through communication and reflect the values, interpretations and political objectives of the communities and people who share it. Thus, any narrative could start like a tale in present: “Once upon today…”

The project has 3 stages:

-International Training – 04.-11.04.2019 in Krzyżowa

-The development of micro-projects by the participants in their communities – April 2019 till September 2019

-International Youth Meeting (including presentation of micro-projects) – 29.09.-04.10.2019 in Krzyżowa

Participants of the training are invited to carry out small projects on the topic (Y)our 1989 with young people in their home cities over the summer. It is not obligatory in order to be a participant in the training, but applicants with tangible ideas for carrying out projects will be given special consideration.

One participant from each country will have the chance to return to Krzyżowa with up to eight young people for the international youth meeting taking place from 29.09.-04.10.2019.

Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

Accommodation and food

Costs for accommodation and food are covered by the participation fee.

Travel reimbursement

– Germany, Poland: 180€ reimbursement

– Estonia, Moldova, Romania, Ukraine: 275€ reimbursement

Participation fee

– Germany: 90€ fee

– Estonia: 50€ fee

– Moldova, Poland, Romania, Ukraine: 30€ fee

Application

 

Organiser:

Kreisau-Initiative e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: 0049 30 53836363

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Once Upon Today Poland.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carolin Wenzel

E-Mail: wenzel@kreisau.de