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Training Course. Cherry on the cake. Slovenia

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Training Course Cherry on the cake: Youth exchange in the context of a long term work with groups of young people

Dates: 6 October – 1 December 2020

Venue: Online and residential training course, Slovenia

Eligible are 20 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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 20th July 2020

IMPORTANT Announcement: We are following the development of the situation related to the spreading of Corona virus (COVID-19). At the moment, we are proceeding with the preparations for the event as planned. If the circumstances continue or worsen in the next weeks/months, the participants will be informed about the potential cancellation of the event in due time

Long term online and offline Training course. Would you like to discover what makes a Youth Exchange the “Cherry on the cake”? Are you willing to discover the long term work with other youth workers?

General Description

If you have already led a Youth Exchange -at least once- you probably know that it can be a life-changing experience for the participating young people. Not only that, organising a Youth Exchange with partners from other countries has the potential to upgrade your local youth work practice, and take it to the “next level”.

With Cherry on the cake 2020 we would like to offer you a special journey. An opportunity to discover long term work with groups as first hand experience. With focus on preparatory phase and follow-up activities, which will be implemented online to support residential training course. The whole process is designed as holistic approach to youth exchanges and it can also offer a simulation of phases in youth exchanges.

Training course Cherry on the cake consists of 3 phases: (see detailed description in downloaded file)

1. Preparatory activities

Online meetings (6, 8, 15 and 27. 10. 2020) with individual and group work in between.

2. Residential training

2. 6. 11.2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia

3. Online follow up activities

Tuesday, 17.11. and 1.12.2020

Aim and Objectives

The aim of the training course is to deepen the understanding of the potential and possibilities of a Youth Exchange as a tool for non-formal learning in long-term work with young people.

The training concept has been developed as a means for systematic support for organisations working with young people from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the West Balkan region, who already have the basic understanding and experience in Youth Exchanges. The TC is also an opportunity for contact making and partnership building.

The course has been developed by the Slovenian NA and SALTO SEE RC and has been running on a yearly basis since 2012, each year being revised and improved.

Objectives of the programme are to:

  • Explore the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a Youth Exchange.
  • Explore the potential of Youth Exchanges for motivation, learning and empowerment in long term work with young people.
  • Identify the challenges of international setting a Youth Exchange brings and reflect on how to approach them.
    Increase the participants’ understanding of the importance of involving young people in all phases of a Youth Exchange and the tailoring it according to their needs.
    Online activity will focus on several aspects of this objective:
    a.support to involvement of young people from local level activities to international setting
    b.specific challenges of local/international youth work in current reality (post COVID out break situation);
    c.the unclear modality of youth exchanges in next generation of Youth Programme;
    Increase the participants’ understanding of the role of a Youth Leader in all phases of a Youth Exchange.
    Develop participants’ competences to recognise the potential for learning in all phases of a Youth Exchange and support the learning processes of everyone involved.

Target Group

The training course aims to bring together 20 participants from the Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Western Balkan Partner Countries who:

  • Work with young people on a regular basis (youth workers, youth leaders…);
  • Have implemented at least one Youth Exchange within the Erasmus+ Programme as a youth leader;
  • Are ready for long term commitment to this Training course;
  • Are interested in leading Youth Exchanges in the future and build quality partnership;
  • Are interested in integrating digital approaches and tools in their work with young people in Youth Exchanges;
  • Are capable of working in English;
  • Are at least 18 years old.

The training course will be run by two trainers with extensive experience in the field.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) 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

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. 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:

Movit, Slovenian NA – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Salto SEE – (SALTO Resource Centre – South East Europe)

Phone: + 386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Cherry on the cake.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lea Kovič

E-Mail: lea.kovic@movit.si

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: EuroPeer Training Course

Dates: 12-17 November 2019

Venue: Piešťany, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 30 participants 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: 4th October 2019

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

General Description

The aim of the EuroPeer Training Course is to prepare participants for active participation in the EuroPeers network. EuroPeers are young people who have participated in the Erasmus+ Youth programme / European Solidarity Corps programme and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

They inform young people in schools, fairs, youth clubs, cultural centers or on the street and talk about their experiences. They inform about the Erasmus+ / European Solidarity Corps programme and its possibilities as well as other mobility programmes.

By organising or participating in all kinds of activities, like workshops or lessons, support NA events, and organising exhibitions, they motivate young people to become active and explore Europe.

Objectives

– to gain basic knowledge about mobility programmes in Europe.
– to gain/develop new knowledge and skills in project management, PR activities, chairing and presentation techniques
– to find practical ideas and tools how to teach others about Europe and Erasmus+ Youth programme/European Solidarity Corps

Social media will be used: e.g. live blog, pictures, audio, video, etc. to link with the outside world. Participants will exchange their experience and good practice and will be encouraged to undertake actions as EuroPeers after the training course (with support from the trainers after the TC).

Please note, this training course is not available for those currently volunteering under Erasmus+ due to double funding. If you are taking part in an Erasmus+ placement at present, please get in touch with your National Agency to find out more about other opportunities available to you. National Agencies will also be able to advise on ways you can get involved after completing your Erasmus+ placement.

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:

Slovak National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +421 917 402 508

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Matúš Zibala

E-Mail: matus.zibala@iuventa.sk

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: Social Video Makers

Dates: 5-12 August 2019

Venue: Velbert (Essen), Germany

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 21st June 2019

Training Course for Youth Workers and Leaders on video making with social message and using digital tools in youth work.

General Description

The primary goal of the project, is to teach youth workers how to shoot, edit and distribute online videos.

We want to empower youth workers and youth leaders with the skill set and knowledge necessary for them to collaborate with youths in making online video content – videos which would carry strong social messages and which can in some instances lead to significant social change within a local, regional, national or international community.

A particular emphasis of our program will be placed on working with youth workers in developing ways to encourage youth to work on online video projects that promote equity, social cohesion, and active citizenship as well as other European values.

A secondary goal of the project, is to aid youth workers understand the media landscape and in particular how youth interact with modern forms of technology, and some of the negative aspects related to media, including the phenomena and mechanisms of “fake news”.

Group size and Partners:
Target group of this project will be 31 youth workers and active members of youth organizations coming from Germany, France, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Italy, Estonia,
Spain, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia

Working Language of the training course is English.

Profile of the Participants:
· Age from 18+
· Youth workers, youth leaders, activists;
· Able to work in English;

· Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she
gets back, act as multipliers;
· Active learners, available for the whole duration of the course and ready to share their experience and knowledge;
· Motivated to take an active part in all the stages of the training course.

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 in the hostel (3-4 participants per room) and food (3 meals per day) .

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs of participants from the eligible countries will be reimbursed after the event up to the following amount:

  • The maximum travel reimbursement sum is 275 Euro

Participation fee

40 Euro per pax

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend, Bildung und Kultur e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Social Video makers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalia Seriakova

E-Mail: nataseriakova@yahoo.de

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Training Course: Discover Design Thinking

Dates: 22-27 July 2019

Venue: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st May 2019

In this training course, youth workers, educators and trainers will discover a new approach, Design Thinking, to unlock creativity – both in themselves and in young people!

General Description

Design Thinking is a methodology for the practical and creative resolution of problems, with a look for an improved future result. But Design Thinking is also a mindset – the belief that everyone can create a more desirable future and a process – a “how-to” to overcome difficult challenges.

This feeling of confidence and optimism is well needed in education, both formal and non-formal. Thanks to this methodology, educators, teachers and trainers will learn how to fill young people with creative curiosity.

During the training, participants will go through the 5 stages of the Design Thinking process: Discovery, Interpretation, Ideation, Experimentation, Testing.

During the process, participants will:

– confront their own barriers to creativity (risk aversion, fear of failure) and discard old thinking patterns,
– get to know new tools to stimulate their own creative confidence and that of the young people they work with,
– discover how to create inspiring conditions for creative teams (e.g. changing the setting),
– learn how to apply this methodology in non-formal education,
– translate Design Thinking into their international projects, organisations and communities.

Organisations in Luxembourg will be able to transfer the methodology to their current projects with young people in places such as youth houses, NGOs and youth organisations.

The training course is based on self-directed learning: participants will relate to their experiences and needs and share them with their co-learners. In addition, they will have a chance to use indoor and outdoor spaces in an innovative way, adjusting them to their learning needs. After each step, they will be empowered to look at the process from a meta-level and reflect on what can be directly transferred to youth work and within the framework of Erasmus+ program.

Our participants are youth workers, educators, trainers and teachers who are:

– already actively working with young people in non-formal settings;
– committed to attend the training course for its entire duration;
– motivated to share, learn and support their peers in the learning process;
– able to work in English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Phone: 00352 691 307 400

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Design Thinking.pdf

Contact for questions:

Magdalena Jakubowska

E-Mail: magdalena.artsquare@gmail.com

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 Jump IN: How to develop Youth Exchange projects!?

Dates: 14-20 May 2019

Venue: Florina, Greece

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 22nd March 2019

This training offers an international learning experience for youth work practitioners who want to develop competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Do you work with young people? Are you aware of a number of funding opportunities offered within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme? Then this Training course is for you!

This training offers an international learning experience for youth work practitioners who want to learn about the opportunities of Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

It will develop competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Jump In will provide a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Context of the TC

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme offers a wide range of international learning opportunities for young people: learning mobility of individuals is considered to bring long lasting benefits to the participants and the organizations involved and should ideally be accessible to everyone.

Nevertheless it is often the case that young people and youth organizations do not know about these opportunities. The Erasmus+ Youth Programme is a Programme for all, and efforts should be made to include young people with fewer opportunities.

Jump In will increase the impact of youth work by promoting Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges as a tool and to disseminate non formal education. Its principles and methods are to empower young people with fewer opportunities as real actors of the society.

Together with participants we want to take a look to their local realities and think about youth exchanges that can have a larger impact and be more accessible to everyone, in order to create a solid bridge between the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and young people with fewer opportunities.

The objectives of this project are:

  • To provide basic information about the Erasmus+ Youth Programme for newcomers focusing on Youth exchange activities and their potential to enhance new possibilities for young people with fewer opportunities.
  • To allow participants to learn and practice methods to work with young people in various youth exchange situations.
  • To reflect on the power of words and how to communicate meaningfully with young people.
  • To learn how to organize creative activities with little resources, helping participants map out all the resources in their community that can be used during Youth Exchange projects.
  • To share experiences and good practices at local/ regional level and adapting it to an international context.

Methodology

The training will be a learning-by-doing experience. The methodology will focus on non-formal education. We will create a space where the participants and trainers can learn from each other: workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics, individual and group reflection, open space, design thinking.

The trainers’ team will create a learning space, where participants will create the main input/ content from their local and regional perspective to build youth exchange projects.

We invite all those working directly with young people to join this training and learn more about Erasmus+ Youth Programme, more specifically Youth Exchanges. This training course is for newcomers into this program to develop their competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

We also invite people who are curious and motivated about setting up impactful Youth Exchanges to join.

Participants Profile:

  • Professional or volunteer youth workers.
  • Preferable linked to a youth organization.
  • Motivated to learn about and make use of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme with young people with fewer opportunities.
  • Minimum 18 years old.
  • Able to use English as a working language in order to establish effective communication during group-work and sessions.
  • To attend the full duration of the training.
  • Willing to work on the quality of their international projects.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

After being selected, please contact your NA 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:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (INEDIVIM), Hellenic NA for Erasmus+ Youth

Phone: +302131314450

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Jump-In Programme 2019.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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: Europeers Training Course

Dates: 7-11 February 2019

Venue: Foresight Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 8th January 2019

A training course for young people who have taken part in Erasmus+ projects. The training prepares participants to share their experiences, develop key skills and inspire other youngsters to get involved in European international mobility programmes.

General Description

EuroPeers are young people who have travelled to other countries to study, get work experience, or take part in education or youth projects.

EuroPeers inform, motivate and support other young people to get involved in these life changing activities. EuroPeers promote Erasmus Plus and the European Solidarity Corps programmes. EuroPeers is a youth-led European network with annual meetings with training provided for its members on a national and international level.

Join us in Liverpool, United Kingdom at the beginning of February and spend 5 days with a group of motivated, internationally minded young people from all around Europe who are passionate about sharing their experiences with the European Voluntary Service, youth exchanges and other opportunities funded by Erasmus+.

Share your European story, develop your leadership skills, learn about the newly launched European Solidarity Corps initiative and have some fun with like minded young people.

You will get immediate opportunities to put learning into practice in your national network and you will develop a range of new skills which will be a great addition to your CV!

This training course will aim at covering the following skills and topics:

  • presentation and public speaking
  • community mapping
  • event organisation and management
  • project management and public relations
  • international networking and partnership building
  • exchange on national realities and best practices

This is a fully residential course (shared rooms) with all meals included. The course is open to participants age 18-30 from participating counties.

Please note, this training course is not available for those currently volunteering under Erasmus+ due to double funding. If you are taking part in an Erasmus+ placement at present, please get in touch with your National Agency to find out more about other opportunties available to you. National Agencies will also be able to advise on ways you can get involved after completing your Erasmus+ placement.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

This is a fully residential course (shared rooms) with all meals included. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered.

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

A participation fee varies from call to call and country to country.

Application

Organiser:

Momentum World – Youth NGO

Phone: 020 7062 8927

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Olga

E-Mail: europeersuk@momentumworld.org

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.

Bucharest

Training Course: Inclusion & Diversity Taster

Dates: 27-31 May 2019

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are max 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 3rd February 2019

Training course for “mainstream” youth work organisations, motivated to start working on inclusion & diversity issues and/or include more diverse groups in their international projects.

General Description

Many organisations would like to open up their international activities for all young people, but they often find it very challenging to reach out, include or work with young people with fewer opportunities, as they are scared that it might be too difficult, lacking know how or just don’t know how to start with it.

This short taster course aims to show organisations how to be more inclusive and actively involve young people with fewer opportunities in their future Erasmus+ Youth & European Solidarity Corps projects. It should introduce some basic concepts, inspire, give examples and help them build partnerships.

General aim:

To have more inclusive & diverse Erasmus+ Youth & European Solidarity Corps projects.

Objectives:

  • To gain a basic knowledge on creating an inclusive & diverse, international project.
  • To get inspired for developing inclusive projects and reaching out to diverse groups of young people.
  • To explore inclusion possibilities of the Erasmus+ Youth programme & European Solidarity Corps
  • To find potential partners for the future Erasmus+ Youth projects & European Solidarity Corps

Profile of participants:

Youth workers, youth leaders, project managers:

  • who are doing more “mainstream” youth work, but are motivated to start working on inclusion & diversity issues or reaching out to some of the inclusion groups.
  • Have done some international activities already, but it’s not a must.
  • Who want to learn how to organise an inclusive international activity.
  • Open for the participants from the E+ programme countries and the EECA region & Russia.
  • Able to work in (international) English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.  The Romanian NA & SALTO Inclusion & Diversity will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and the Romanian National Agency for the E+ Programme

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic

E-Mail: inclusion@salto-youth.net

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.