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E-learning TOSCA – steps into Quality #1: An online workshop on European Solidarity Corps volunteering projects in changing times

Dates: 7 October 2020

Venue: 10.00 – 13.00 CET Online, Austria

Eligible are max. 40 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 21th September 2020

The 3 hours online activity aims to …….. support and build up the capacities of organizations that actively participate in volunteering actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and impact in the respective projects.

General Description

Taking into account the fact that currently, we have a limited number of residential seminars and trainings, the European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre together with the TOSCA trainer pool has developed a 3 hour online workshop for organisations active in the European Solidarity Corps Volunteering Action in order to give wider access to knowledge and good practices from the field.

Objectives and benefits of the online workshop

  • Foster understanding, awareness and commitment to core quality criteria of the European Solidarity Corps (get insights into quality aspects of the projects)
  • Get in touch with like-minded organisations and become part of TOSCA community

In case of applying for a residential TOSCA later, the participation in the online TOSCA workshop may be treated as a bonus when selecting participants.

We are looking for participants who:

  • are involved in the Volunteering Actions in European Solidarity Corps Programme
  • are connected to organisations/institutions holding a Quality Label for Volunteering (or accreditation for Volunteering in Erasmus+).
  • have a crucial role in and commitment to
  • providing conditions for high-quality activities
  • ensuring a positive impact of Volunteering Activities within their community
  • creating learning opportunities within the organisation and for volunteers

Team

The concept of the TOSCA is based on the experience of the network of National Agencies and established by a pool of trainers with the support of Resource Centres.

The online activity will be facilitated by two experienced trainers from the TOSCA trainer pool (https://www.salto-youth.net/rc/solidarity/training-support-community/tosca/pool/).

Selection of participants

With this call we are looking for participants for the first online workshop on Wednesday, 7th of October from 10.00 – 13.00 CET.

Attention: There will be 3 identical online workshops (the first one in Oct, the second one in Nov, and the third one in Dec). The calls for the upcoming ones will be shared on the European Training Calendar ~1 month before the activity takes place.

Practicalities

Make sure you have a stable internet connection

Equipment: device li smart/I/phone/PC etc. with microphone and headphones, we strongly encourage to use as well camera for the sense of community

The online workshop is based on the principles of the TOSCA training course, salto-youth.net/solidarity.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: 0043 1 586 75 44 – 41

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Christine Keplinger

E-Mail: rc_solidarity@iz.or.at

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Training Course, On-line TC: Mental health in volunteering projects

Dates: 2-16 November 2020

Venue: Poland

Eligible are approx 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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 15th September 2020

The training course will guide the participants towards better quality in supporting E+/ESC/EVS volunteers´ emotional well-being and understanding of the field of mental health and its importance for everyone.

General Description

The training course will guide the participants towards better quality in supporting E+/ESC/EVS volunteers´ emotional well-being and understanding of the field of mental health and its importance for everyone.

Target group: volunteering project coordinators, members of hosting organisations working directly with volunteers/ assigning tasks.

With this TC we want to:

  • Equip pax with means to support volunteers in their emotional and psychological well-being, to recognize signs of possible mental crisis
  • Equip pax with means to support the project environment close to the volunteer (co-workers, staff of the organisation, flatmates, co-volunteers) when such crisis occurs
  • Enable pax to set the boundary beyond which reaching for a professional help is necessary
  • Help pax to map institutions / organisations etc. able to help them in their close environment in order to create a safety network
  • Show pax how they can support themselves in times of crisis during the volunteering project
    COVID-19 and how the pandemic influenced volunteers and organisations

Dates:

2 – 16 November 2020, sessions each Monday and Thursday 10 am to 13 pm CEST

Trainers:

A. Biba Rebolj (UK) – trainer profile

Agnieszka Szczepanik (PL)

Please note, that this is an on-line event.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Foundation for the Development of the Education System – National Agency

Phone: +48 22 46 31 422

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Melania Miksiewicz

E-Mail: mmiksiewicz@frse.org.pl

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 InnoCamp: Develop your digital youth work services

Dates: 18-22 January 2021

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eligible are 40 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: 30th November 2020

IMPORTANT Announcement: We are carefully following the development of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The activity will be implemented in accordance with the rules and guidelines of the Slovenian health authorities and with all required safety measures and adjustments. In case the epidemiological situation worsens, the activity will either be carried out online with adjusted content and duration or be postponed to a later date. Participants will be informed about any changes in due time. We invite you to check the information on the safety of your European travel by using the interactive tool Re-open EU.

Are you interested in innovation and digitalisation in youth work? Would you like to discover a new tool to innovate your youth workers practices, services and approaches?

General Description

This training course aims to contribute to the development of digital youth work in Europe by encouraging and helping youth organisations innovate their youth work services and add a digital dimension to them. InnoCamp is based on the Innobox toolkit developed by Verke and it provides a structured approach and support for (re)developing operations and creating something new.

The process will enable participants to develop new youth work practices, approaches or services and exploring their potential digital dimension. Innobox can be used alone, in a group or even with the entire working community. The most important thing is the desire to do youth work better. The purpose is to help you analyse and identify the challenge that you want to address, examine it from several perspectives, and come up with an innovative solution.

During the TC participants will:

  • familiarise themselves with & experience the process of innovation in the frame of the Innobox tool
  • learn how to identify and analyse challenges they want to address and connect them to broader societal changes and developments
  • learn how to develop new (digital) methods, approaches or services to address those challenges
  • practice how to present and pitch their ideas
  • link the entire process to their local context
  • share and discuss their existing digital youth work practices
  • discover current trends in digital youth work

Profile of participants

Youth workers and youth work practitioners who are:

  • at least 18 years old
  • interested in digital youth work
  • interested in (re)developing their digital youth work practice
  • experienced in youth work or familiar with the youth work context
  • motivated & able to implement at least parts of the Innobox process in their organisation upon
  • their return

Preparatory work and the programme of activities:

During the training course participants will gain basic understanding on how to use the Innobox tool in their future work with young people, work colleagues or even wider community. To be able to do that, participants should familiarise themselves with their organisation’s strategy in advance and have support from their organisation to re-create the innovation process within their organisation upon their return and implement the solution.

Team:

The process will be supported by a team of 3 experienced trainers.

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, in cooperation with Austrian NA, Cyprus NA, Finnish NA, Islandic NA

Phone: + 386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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.

Turystyka w Rabce Zdrój

Seminar: Game ON! (S2)

Dates: 17-25 November 2020

Venue: Rabka Zdrój, Poland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain

Application deadline: 3rd October 2020

What we want to achieve is gamification of Europe! AKA creating board games explaining functioning of the European Union and making it FUN!

General Description

The aim of the project is to deepen the understanding of democratic fundaments of the European Union and develop a learning tools, in the form of board games to attract youngsters in our country with the topic of Europe.

Objectives are to:

– analyze the institutional system of the EU with the special focus on youth policy and democratic processes that young people can influence,

– introduce gaming into education about EU issues,

– develop edu-tools to conduct European Youth Dialogue consultations,

– develop educational scenarios based on board games which will be used for the future work of our organizations.

At the end of this project we want to have several board games produced that all our partners can take home and use in their mission of bringing young people to the EU.

Participants can take part in 3 seminars, each of which is dedicated to explore various mechanics of board games, techniques of creating educational tools and designing it together! More details in the infopack 🙂

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

We will be accommodated in a nice hotel in a lovely town close to Gorce, Pieniny and Tatra mountains. We will have it all on our disposal. Accommodation in 2-3 persons rooms with private bathrooms, on the spot available: bar and nice garden. Fun and learning guaranteed! Check it out here: fb.me/VillaReZone. 3 meals per day + coffee breaks will be provided at the venue. All those costs are secured from Erasmus+ project budget.

Travel reimbursement

Please buy your tickets in cooperation with your sending organisation. Reimbursement of your costs will be transfered at your sending organisation bank account upon original tickets and invoices! Please keep also boarding passes. After each meeting every participant will be asked to fill in the reimbursement form attaching their tickets and send them by traditional post to us (we need originals)! If you have online tickets, please print them (we would have to do it anyway). You don`t have to consult your booking if you come on arrival day and depart on departure day. What budget for tickets do you have? That depends on the country you come from. Below find the maximum amounts that will be reimbursed (if you pay more for yout tickets, you`ll have to cover the remaining amount):

  • Czechia: 180 EUR
  • Greece, North Macedonia: 275 EUR
  • Spain: 360 EUR

Participation fee

No fees

Application

 

Organiser:

Europe4Youth – Youth NGO

Phone: +48506298257

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Game ON.pdf

Contact for questions:

Barbara Moś

E-Mail: b.mos@europe4youth.eu

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Training Course Linguistic Workout!: English communication competences for transnational youth projects

Dates: 17-23 October 2020

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are 24 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: 9th August 2020

This TC aims to improve communication competences in English with a functional methodology focusing on international youth work within Erasmus+. It targets participants seeking to build partnerships and develop international youth projects.

General Description

Have you ever had difficulties working in international environments?

Would you like to improve your English competences to work with E+?

Would you like to gain effective communication and better quality of your projects?

How about getting new partners and developing projects together?

If YES to any of the above, this course is for you!

Aim:

The aim of this training course is to provide practical tools to participants to improve their communication competences (skills, attitudes and knowledge) in English for international projects within Erasmus+ and European mobility and lifelong learning programmes.

This course is designed for people who wish to gain confidence and get new tools to communicate in English based on their existing knowledge. Because of that, it is intended for participants with an intermediate level. (A2-B1). This is NOT for beginners or advanced learners.

Objectives:

1- Provide participants with practical tools to activate and improve their English language skills.

2- Develop strategies to handle communications in international learning mobility projects.

3- Help participants improve their existing communication skills in English in order to develop international projects in the field of learning mobility.

4- Rehearse practical situations where English communication is required (presentations of their jobs and tasks, presentations of their organisations, project design and presentation, etc.)

5- Provide information and vocabulary about mobility and Erasmus+ programmes as well as project management.

6- Develop English communication strategies to tackle cultural differences in order to facilitate understanding in intercultural and international partnerships.

7- Facilitate the building of long-lasting partnerships among participants’ organisations for future collaboration.

Methodology:

The course methodology is based on experiential learning, in an environment where participants can learn from each other and from the trainers.

The methodology used in this training activity is based on non-formal learning and is fully functional and topic-related. The course is aimed to encourage communication among the participants through simulation activities and practical communication exercises. Learning-by-doing activities are fully integrated in the course curriculum.

The programme of the course is built around activities relevant to the improvement of English communication in an international environment. During the course, participants will learn how to learn by themselves and to improve their skills thanks to simulation exercises, role-play games, presentations and workgroups, where the participants will work on reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar revision, listening and oral practice.

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 support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected/ having confirmed your participation, check with them 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:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) – National Agency

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: LWO Agenda 2020.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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Training Course: Embracing Conflict and Diversity

Dates: 25 July – 2 August 2020

Venue: Pierias area, Greece

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain

Application deadline: 22nd June 2020

Would you like to improve your work by learning more about conflict management and diversity? Then this is a great opportunity for you! “Embracing Conflict & Diversity” will take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2020 (including travel dates) in Greece.

General Description

Would you like to improve your work by learning more about conflict management and diversity? Then this is a great opportunity for you! “Embracing Conflict and Diversity” will take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2020 (including travel dates), in Greece.

The title of this training reflects the core concepts and key competences: embracing conflict means to acknowledge conflict (instead of avoiding) and engaging in a conflict-solving process in which people gain mutual understanding and thus come closer together.

Embracing diversity involves acknowledging differences and supporting mutual respect and understanding through dialogue and communication.

The aim of of this training course is to improve practices of dealing with conflict and diversity in youth work in Europe, by offering youth workers relevant knowledge, exercises and tools and exchange best-practices.

This is an Erasmus+ training for youth workers that work with youth from culturally diverse backgrounds from or residing in Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Spain.

Greece is a safe place to travel to this summer. For more information please visit

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All food and accommodation is covered by Erasmus+ during the training dates (July 26-August 1st) plus dinner on the 26th and breakfast on the 2nd

Travel reimbursement

For participant’s travel from Netherlands, Germany, Italy or Spain to Greece there is a reimbursement of maximum €275, which will be paid back to you after the training. If your costs are lower, this is what you receive, if they are higher you won’t receive more than the limit. For participants from Greece who have to travel more than 100km the reimbursement is maximum €180, for less than 100km it’s max. €20.

Participation fee

We ask for a participation fee of €25 euro, to be paid in advance.

Application

 

Organiser:

Stichting voor Actieve Geweldloosheid (Foundation for Active Nonviolence) – Youth NGO

Phone: +30619810892

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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E-learning: Nordic Training on Virtual Exchanges

 Dates: 9-23 June 2020

Venue: Online, Finland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 3rd June 2020

The web-based training discusses how to support, design and implement virtual exchanges in youth work. The training offers an insight to an existing practice in virtual exchanges.

General Description

Virtual Exchanges for Youth Work

The aim of the training is to introduce youth workers to the practice of virtual exchange through an experiential learning approach.

The trainers build on the knowledge and experience of the participants themselves and facilitate the process of sharing knowledge and experience in a transnational virtual exchange context.

The training does not aim for designing a complete virtual exchange, but it gives an understanding what virtual exchanges are and how the participants can design one themselves after the training.

The training can provide a possibility for making partnerships for future virtual exchanges.

Content elements

The following content is discussed in the training:

  • discuss why VE can be relevant to youth work
  • explore different models of virtual exchange: ‘ready-made’ and ‘grassroots’
  • explore the components of a virtual exchange
  • explore the modes of communication in virtual exchange: theatre, music, visual arts, minecraft, wikipedia
  • develope a plan/outline for our virtual exchange
  • explore and evaluate technologies for the exchange
  • identify possible challenges and risks in virtual exchange, development ideas
  • creating partnerships for future virtual exchanges
    An intensive training period

The training is organised between 9.-23. June 2020 and it consists of four 2 hour online webinars (synchronised learning) and roughly 10 hours of individual work (unsynchronised learning). Approximately 18 hours of working time in two and half weeks.

Dates and times

Tuesday 9th of June: 9 – 11 (GMT)
Friday 12nd of June 14 – 16 (GMT)
Tuesday 16th of June: 9 – 11 (GMT)
Tuesday 23rd of June: 14 – 16 (GMT)

Who is it for?

The training is aimed for youth workers and promoters of youth exchanges in the Nordic countries: Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. We expect the participants to take part in all of the sessions of the training.

Relevant NA officers can also take part.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

 

Application

 

Organiser:

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI – National Agency

Phone: +358 29 533 1698

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Virtual Exchanges.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ysi Valve

E-Mail: ysi.valve@oph.fi