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E-learning: Live Q&A with Experts on Youth Participation

Date: 9 April 2020

Time: 2:00-3:00PM CET

Venue: Online, Estonia

Eligible are 90 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 24th March 2020

 Join us online for a live Q & A about youth participation with our experts Dan Moxon and Cristina Bacalso, and find out everything you wanted to know about do-s and don’ts of Youth Participation!

General Description

Where: Event starts with FB premiere followed by a live Q&A session in zoom.us. Links to FB premier and zoom.us will be shared to the selected attendees on April 3, 2020.

  • What is youth participation? What it is not?
  • How do you set up a youth participation project?
  • What are popular models of youth participation?
  • What types of youth participation are there?
  • What are some important things to consider when running a youth participation project?
  • What are some things to avoid?

This event is aimed at people who are new to youth participation and want to get an understanding of some of the basic concepts, and those who are currently working on the topic and want to improve their participatory practices.

About the Experts:

Cristina Bacalso is an independent research consultant based in Berlin, Germany, with a specialisation in public policies and programming for adolescents and youth. She has over 12 years of experience in policy, research, and advocacy, including 5 years as the Research Coordinator for Youth Policy Labs, a global think-tank specifically focusing on youth. She has led methodology development for research projects on youth for UN agencies (ex. UNICEF, UNDP, UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth), international NGOs, European agencies, and national governments. Her research specialisations are in literature and policy reviews, consultations with youth, survey development, focus groups, and participatory research with young people. Most recently, she completed a year-long mapping and synthesis of evidence on adolescent development for UNICEF Innocenti, which will go on to inform a new global research agenda on adolescents. Cristina is a co-author of the Commonwealth’s 2016 Youth Development Index; a member of the UNICEF expert group on adolescent participation; an On Think Tanks “Integral Leaders for Global Challenges Fellowship” alumni; and a member of the pool of European Youth Researchers coordinated by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth.

Dan Moxon has nearly twenty years experience in youth participation, as both a youth worker and a researcher. He has run participatory projects a local, regional, national and international level, focusing enabling young people to influence anything from transport to terrorism policy, and with young people from wide range of different backgrounds and ages.

Dan is a director of People Dialogue and Change, a consultancy specialising in youth participation and a member of the pool of European Youth Researchers coordinated by the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth.

The event is organised by SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre (SALTO PI).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The event takes place online and there are no related costs to accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The webinar does not require travelling and no reimbursements are foreseen.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the Q&A session. In case of cancellation less than 5 days before the Q&A takes place, SALTO PI might take this into account in selection of participants in future events. We request responsibility and keeping agreements.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre

Phone: +3726979231

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kadri Maripuu

E-Mail: kadri.maripuu@g.archimedes.ee

Training Course. Power of Positivity. Finland

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Training Course Power of Positivity: Youth Exchanges

Dates: 22-26 June 2020

Venue: Nurmes, Finland

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

Application deadline: 30th April 2020

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

General Description

Supporting Mental Health Is Easy

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

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

Can youth exchanges promote mental health?

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

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

Who is this training for?

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

You may be interested in

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

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

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

Peaceful (and sleepy) countryside

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

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Hyvärilä Youth Centre – Youth NGO

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Finland.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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Seminar: Let’s Talk About Mental Health

Dates: 11-14 May 2020

Venue: Tønsberg, Norway

Eligible are 60 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: 19th March 2020

Young people and youth workers need skills and attitudes to promote good mental health, well-being and healthy lifestyle among youth in Europe. But how? Let’s talk about mental health! Mental health matters!

General Description

Good mental health is fundamental to safeguard and enhance the quality of life, well-being and productivity of individuals, families, workers and communities, and therefore increases the strength and resilience of the society. Young people, as an essential part of the society, need the space and resources to learn more, talk more and act more on the issues that are related with mental health.

As society becomes more vocal about mental health issues, some youth workers find it hard to talk with young people on such issues; simply because they are worried that the topic might be upsetting, that some personal or medical topics might come up during the conversation that they don’t know how to address.

Talking about mental health from an early age on, helps the individuals to better understand their emotions, become more resilient through knowing how to take care of themselves mentally and physically – which are equally essential. By talking and gaining more competences, we can not only stop feeding the social stigma around mental health, but also learn ways to resist the stigma when it shows up.

From a European youth work perspective, young people’s health and well-being is also a permanent priority in Erasmus+ Youth Programme and it is also highlighted in the European Youth Strategy.

Objectives of the Seminar

The main aim of this Seminar is to equip youth workers (and those working with young people in settings that are relevant to youth work) with knowledge, skills and attitude on how to address mental health issues and to strengthen all young people’s mental health.

The objectives are:

  •  To learn ways to support positive mental health through well-being and healthy lifestyles,
  •  To share good practices on how to support the well-being of young people,
  •  To have a better understanding of mental health issues and how they relate to the life of a young person,
  •  To learn how to tackle stigma on mental health issues,
  •  To share youth work practices on dealing with mental health issues,
  •  To get familiar with Erasmus+ and the funding possibilities it offers

The programme consists of inputs by experts, interactive workshops and presentation and exploration of different ways of working on the topic, including field trips to local organisations.

Profile of Participants

This seminar is an opportunity for youth workers and persons in other relevant positions in youth work who are currently working and/or interested to work on the topics of mental health in youth work context.

Participants should have sufficient language skills to be able to communicate in English and a willingness to bring back, and to implement the new knowledge and skills to their local communities.

Participants will be accommodated in Tønsberg Hostel (http://tonsbergvandrerhjem.no/bilder/) where you will share room with another person of the same gender. Tønsberg Hostel is peacefully located close to Tønsberg Castle Mountain, just a 5-minute walk from the train station, a 10-minute walk from the city center and a 20-minute drive to campus.The hostel has free parking,

The program will take place at the University of South-Eastern Norway, Campus Vestfold, and visits will be organised to the cities of Tønsberg and Horten. Local transport during the seminar is covered.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+: Aktiv Ungdom, Bufdir – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Vestfold og Telemark County Council

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tone Helen Jørgensen

E-Mail: tone.helen.jorgensen@vtfk.no

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 ETS course for youth workers: YOCOMO, the trigger for attitudes and behaviours

Dates: 4-10 May 2020

Venue: Königswinter, Germany

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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countriesEastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 16th March 2020

Attitudes are one of the most challenging parts to approach in our professional development; not so tangible and easy to measure, yet crucial in our work with young people. They manifest in our behaviours, influence our work, relations and social context.

General Description

We are glad to invite you to participate in YOCOMO – the training course, which works with the ETS YOuth worker COmpetence MOdel in order to enable youth workers to reflect on and develop their competences with a focus on their attitudes and behaviours.

Intentions

YOCOMO intends principally to offer you as youth workers a space to reflect and exchange on your practice and understanding with regard to developing attitudes. What does it imply? What does that mean in the context of competences? How do attitudes relate to behaviours? What triggers the change of attitude? How can they be further developed? How do I know that my attitude has changed?

The main purpose is to offer you an opportunity to be curious about your core attitudes as a youth worker and become aware of what shapes you now and where you would like to develop further, in your professional practice.

The course seeks

  • to raise awareness about attitudes and their influence on daily practices
  • to understand how attitudes relate to competences and behaviours
  • to develop an understanding of how attitudes can be changed or further developed
  • to explore the importance of reflection and self-reflective practice
  • to look into the role of “ETS Competence Model For Youth Workers Working Internationally” in your professional development

So, if…

  • you are a youth worker and you already have experience with international mobility and want to develop your competences further;
  • you are eager to reflect on your attitudes in your work with young people and want to have a deeper look at your competences;
  • you are interested to experience working with the ETS competence model for youth workers and in developing within;

  • you are particularly curious and motivated to explore how attitudes and behaviours can impact your work with young people;
  • you are looking for a great opportunity to meet other colleagues and share, exchange, support and evolve;
  • you have a fairly good knowledge of English;
  • you have a structure that supports you (NGO, school, municipality, youth centre, etc.)
    YOCOMO might be for you!

This Course is not the first and only!

The YOCOMO courses are developed as a support for youth workers in their competence development. There are more YOCOMOs than this one implemented around Europe and they focus on different dimensions and levels of complexity of the competence model.

This particular YOCOMO on attitudes and behaviours is a tested training. The first pilot edition was held in 2019 and it has proved to be a beneficial course for youth workers. Have a look to our SALTO YouTube channel to listen to a few participants from the pilot edition, share bits of their experience in of this course.

Design of this Training

YOCOMO is based on a long-term format and blended learning, meaning that they include:

  • One residential course of 5 days (arrivals on the 4th of May, working days on 5-9, departures on the 10th of May);
  • Pre online course starting from the beginning of April (to start exploration and orientation, define learning needs, engage with others) – approximately 8 – 10 hours in total;
  • Post online course in between the residential and the consolidation (to experiment, harvest and further learn) – approximately 8 – 10 hours in total;
  • Final consolidation meeting on 28-30 September 2020. At the time of this call, this is to be confirmed but should it be, you should commit to participate in that meeting as well.
  • The general approach is based on the principles of non-formal learning and the course strongly supports reflection and self-directed learning.

YOCOMO team of Trainers

The team is composed of Monika Kezaite, Salvi Greco and Snežana Bačlija Knoch. Following the selection process, the training team will contact the selected participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme, which include online learning as well.

More information about the ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers

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:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: YOCOMO draft programme.jpg

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic

E-Mail: gisele@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.

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Study Visit: Boosting youth participation in decision-making at the local level 2 – Study visit to Granada

Dates: 1-6 March 2020

Venue: Granada, Spain

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Finland, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 11th February 2020

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers to develop a deeper understanding of different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth participation in decision-making processes at the local level.

General Description

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers from Sweden, Portugal, Greece, Finland, North Macedonia, Spain, UK, Latvia, Poland, Turkey and Italy.

The project focuses on the local dimension of youth participation based on the belief that youth with its energy has the creativity and potential for change and to be a source of solutions for our society’s challenges, and that these challenges need to be addressed at the local level, starting from the grassroots, where youth work has its strongest impact and where local actors can cooperate and contribute to policy reforms at the local level but also influence national and European policy processes becoming relevant actors in setting the agendas that will affect their lives.

As follow-up to the work done by DYPALL Network and its partners in “Boosting youth participation at the local level 1” Study visits in Portimão (Portugal) and Borlänge (Sweden) in 2017 and 2018, we have recognised the importance of further exploring the dimension of youth participation in decision – making processes at the local level, with a specific focus on participation of young migrants and young people with migrant background, as well as of youth from rural and geographically isolated areas, and especially to share practices that are already being implemented to adapt them to one’s own reality and reinforce existing programs.

“Boosting youth participation at local level 2” will include two Study visit, to Granada (Spain) and Stockholm (Sweden). This Call for participants is only for participating in the Study visit in Spain. There will be a separate Call published for the Study visit in Sweden.

The specific objectives of this Study visit are to:

  • explore, experience and understand the specific challenges to youth participation in decision-making processes in low-density and geographically remote areas;
  • visit examples of good practice and based upon interaction with the project organisations and filter out elements to transfer to own reality;
  • offer possibilities for long-term partnership building among organisations active in the field of youth participation at local level, for future projects;
  • create a collection of best practices of youth participation in geographically isolated/low-density areas.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

  • Accommodation will be provided by the organizers in shared rooms of 2 or 3 people. There is no possibility to be accommodated in a private room;
  • Meals will be provided for the full duration of the event starting from dinner on arrival day and finishing with breakfast on departure day.

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets shall be bought only after confirmation from the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum per country/per participant (including all travel costs from the participants’ home to the venue in Granada):

  • Spain – 0 €
  • Portugal – 180€
  • Italy, United Kingdom – 275 €
  • Poland, Turkey, Sweden, Greece, North Macedonia – 360 €
  • Latvia, Finland – 530€

Reimbursement will be done via bank transfer after the Study visit upon the receipt of all tickets and invoices.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

Organiser:

DYPALL Network

Co-organiser:

  • Las Niñas del Tul – Youth NGO

Phone: + 351 961 611 500

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Study Visit in Granada.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aleksandra Maldžiski

E-Mail: aleksandra.maldziski@dypall.com

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Training Course TOSCA: European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 8-12 June 2020

Venue: Wroclaw, Poland

Eligible are 25 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, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 8th April 2020

The training 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

Objectives and benefits of the training course:

  • Foster understanding, awareness and commitment to core quality criteria of the European Solidarity Corps
  • Build up competences on how to design and implement European Solidarity Corps projects with a view to quality

  • Ensure clarity and support on how the programme works formally: opportunities, guidelines, structures, priorities, rules, and procedures
  • Give space to participants to express burning issues and needs and offer support where possible
  • Foster a supportive community of organisations involved in the European Solidarity Corps

Part of the course is an online preparatory phase:

Before the residential training course in Austria, there is a mandatory online preparatory/introductory phase. Its aims to introduce basic information in order to establish common grounds, as well as provide a place where participants will start to form a community of learners and will carry out first homeworks and assessments of their own organisation, local community and own needs.

We are looking for participants who:

  • are involved in the support system around the Volunteering Actions in European Solidarity Corps Programme
  • are connected to organisations/institutions holding a Quality Label for Volunteering (or an 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 European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre and SALTO Training & Cooperation.

The activity will be facilitated by two experienced trainers:

  • Natalia Nikitina (Russia)
  • Dagna Gmitrowicz (Poland)

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:

Polish National Agency – National Agency

Phone: 22 46 31 411

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kalina Strzalba

E-Mail: kstrzalba@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: Peace with Me

Dates: 21-29 March 2020

Venue: Oradea, Romania

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th January 2020

Peace with me is a 7-day training course which aims to support a network of youth workers that promote a preventive approach on conflicts and violence among their beneficiaries.

General Description

The project’s concept emerged from several international youth projects where IPTA provided expertise on working with violence and interpersonal conflicts. With this project, we intend to approach the need of an exhaustive understanding of different types of violence and how the sources of conflicts are creating aggression, abuse and battering.

As being engaged with a large variety of groups, at both local and international level, the promoters of this project identified that a large part of the activities delivered for young people are not including a preventive dimension against abusive and violent behavioral patterns. Violence can outburst in many different facets among the youngsters, with a huge impact on the groups if it prevented.

The methodology prepared involves three dimensions of the learning process:

  • acquiring knowledge,
  • practical experience and
  • reflective evaluation.

Encouraging a systemic thinking, the process will propose three perspectives of understanding violence:

  • visualizing its complexity,
  • verbalizing and expressing its complexity, and
  • exploring the reality of the topic in many aspects.

Expect to have an intense working week with a wide range of methods, from research-based tasks to fully artistic sessions, guided in a safe learning space. We will mix text reading, meditation, contact making improvisation, body expressivity and communication, analysis, reflection, theatre, emotional introspection, trust making and trust challenges, and many other. Be ready to share, give and reflect on the experience every day, 24/7.

Objectives of the project

• Equipping 24 youth workers with relevant competences for understanding and preventing the occurrence of interpersonal conflicts generated by abusive and violent behavioral patterns;

• Incorporating in the participants’ work a preventive approach against violence manifestations by creating a personalized plan to fit each organization;

• A better understanding for the participants of the principles and benefits of using holistic facilitation as a working principle;

• Strengthen the cooperation between the partner organizations by creating an international network of youth workers motivated to initiate new actions connected with this topic.

The project was designed for youth workers, volunteers and other people who work with people with fewer opportunities on a daily basis. We designed a methodology which is helpful for persons who are active in the field of youth, education, social services, public youth services, religious based organizations or any other entity that is engaged with youngsters.

Also, we expect to have a group of participants who are eager to transfer the methodology in a practical way in their groups of youngsters, and also to promote the concept of preventive education in their daily work. We will be working on the transferability of the results during the whole week, as each participant will prepare a homework before attending the event. We strongly encourage the sharing dimension of the learning process, so be ready to bring with you real examples from your work. The minimum age limit is 18, without any other limitation.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food covered by organizers, as follows:

– rooms are equipped with 2, 3 or 4 beds and private bathroom, linen and towles.

– breakfast, lunch and dinner to be provided by the venue

– snacks and refreshments provided by the organizers

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement as follows:

  • Romania: the travel cost is not covered for the Romanian
  • Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Turkey, Italy, United Kingdom, North Macedonia: 275 EUR

Participation fee

According to the infopack and not applicable for participants with financial difficulties.

Application

 

Organiser:

IPTA (Projects and Ideas for Active Youth) – Youth NGO

Phone: +40728098660

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Peace with Me.pdf

Contact for questions:

Beniamin Branzas

E-Mail: beniamin.branzas@ipta.ro