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Training Course: Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+ Youth Projects 2020/2021

Dates: 18 September 2020 – 26 June 2021

Venue: Portugal, Germany, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Application deadline: 15th June 2020

ATTENTION: COVID 19 Announcement: Please note that we are determined and hopeful to conduct our Training of Trainers in 2020, even in light of the ongoing Corona/ Covid-19 crisis. The dates of the residential training courses might however be subject of change and will be adjusted, if needed. Furthermore, online learning might potentially play a more prominent role in this edition of ToT.

The major aim of this long-term training course is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme of the European Union.

General Description

This Training of Trainers (ToT) lasts ca. one year and consists of:

  • three residential seminars
  • an international training project you design and run with some other participants
  • ongoing e-learning
  • ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentor
  • learning commitments

The dates for the three residential seminars are:

Seminar 1: 18 September – 27 September 2020 in Portugal;
Semina 2: 15 – 24 January 2021 in Germany;
Semina 3: 19 – 26 June 2021 in Italy;

This course requires a considerable time investment from the participants: in total you should plan at least 55 days:

  • 28 seminar days (including travel)
  • 12 days overall for the training project (preparatory work, prep meeting and the course itself)
  • 15 days (on average 1-2 days per month) for following the personal learning commitments, the online work, peer learning, mentor talks etc.

Within this ToT-course participants have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. In line with the European Training Strategy in the frame of Erasmus+ Youth Programme the ToT-course considers the following competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth Programme:

  • The competence to understand and facilitate individual and group learning processes.
  • The competence to design educational programmes.
  • The competence to direct one’s own learning (Learning to Learn)
  • The competence to co-operate successfully in teams.
  • The competence to communicate meaningfully with others.
  • Intercultural competence.
  • Being civically engaged.

Participants enter the ToT-course with various levels of prior experience as trainer as well as competences developed – consequently, the learning needs of participants are different. The educational approach implemented in the ToT-course intends to allow for these different learning needs to be identified and pursued. At the core of this process is the competence of the participant to direct his/her own learning. The group as a source for peer learning and the trainers as facilitators of these learning processes are essential pillars of this approach.

Participants are expected:

  • To have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course in the framework of Non-Formal Education.
  • To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organising international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring volunteers, etc.

  • To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Erasmus+ Youth Programme and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
  • To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.
  • To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.
  • To be able to run training courses in English.

Participating countries: Belgium (FL), Belgium (FR), Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Further information can be found at www.salto-youth.net/ToT and in the download below.

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:

SALTO Training and Cooperation

Co-organisers:

  • Sending NAs (check list of eligible countries!) supporting sending and hosting costs

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ToT20.pdf

Contact for questions:

Blanka Thees

E-Mail: blanka@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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Training Course: Depression Can Not Be Barrier For Youth

Dates: 1-9 May 2020

Venue: Banská Štiavnica, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Netherlands, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th April 2020

Our project activities are to improve their ability to communicate with depressed unhappy young people and to share experiences of existing knowledge with our other participants.

General Description

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that in 2030 depression will become the world’s most common disease, while 350 million people around the world are affected by the depression (2012 news), it says depression will be the second widespread disease all around the world.

While depression is growing rapidly, specialists of the subject are discussing whether medication is needed in the treatment of depression and they are discussing psychotherapy. (2014 news) These statistics are statistics on diagnosed people. There are people who are so close to being diagnosed and showing many symptoms of depression.

Our goal in carrying out this project is to contribute to providing that the World Health Organization’s estimate for 2030 is wrong.

  • 90% of people who kill themselves are depressed.
  • Every 42 seconds in the world, one person attempts suicide to end his / her life, and every 17 minutes one person loses his / her life due to suicide.

Nowadays suicide age ranks third among the causes of death for adolescents and young adults between 15 and 24 years. These statistics mean that, while only this paragraph was written, about 100 people attempted suicide due to depression. In this world, a lot of people in the world are dying from a lot of things.

We are aware of this and we have learned to protect ourselves by saying “we have nothing to do”, “our power is not enough”

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Vilabela is located in a small village named Banská Belá, not far from historic town Banská Štiavnica. As its name suggests, it is a beautiful place, calm and magical, full of surprises and secrets to discovering them. Maybe they are hiding in one of the thematic rooms  perhaps in the garden around, and you may discover them in your own hands in one of creative workshops too.  And when you get tired of discovering, you can relax in the sauna, wellness, play with animals or simply be and inhale the magic of this unique place.

For more info and photos lets check www.vilabela.sk . There is booked breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee break refreshers in the hostel restaurant that offer a great level of Slovak traditional meals. If you have some special needs for food (vegetarian, celiac, some allergies, etc.), inform us about it as soon as it is possible.

Travel reimbursement

Travel Budget in Euro;

  • Slovakia 20
  • Slovenia 180
  • Bulgaria 275, Netherlands 275, Romania 275, Turkey 275

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Stefani N.O – Youth NGO

Phone: +421 904 648 712

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Depression cannot be barrier.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lucia Vrtíková

E-Mail: lucia.vrtikova24@gmail.com

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Training Course: Intercultural Playback Theatre

Dates: 26 April – 3 May 2020

Venue: Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 13rd March 2020

Training course for youth workers on increasing soft skills for social change.

General Description

Intercultural Playback Theatre is a training course for youth workers, educators, NGO representatives who work with young people who would like to increase their competences to create social change for their youth groups.

The youth workers involved will specifically gain knowledge, skills and attitudes towards intercultural learning, active listening, recognition of various sides of one story, and exploration on how expressed emotions and feelings help us to create meaningful conversations around cultures and identity.

Throughout the course we will explore how playback theatre can help to facilitate cross-cultural communication of youth in their organisations and communities. With these skills, the participants will be able to learn creative and participative methods to facilitate meaningful cultural exchange in their own organisations.

The project will include the following 4 phases in 2020:

1 Online preparation (March/April)

2 Training program (26.04 – 03.05.2020)

3 Implementation of the lessons learned (June-September): conduct at least one local activity and disseminate the lessons learnt

4 Online evaluation seminar (0.5 day in early October)

The objectives of Intercultural playback theatre are for you to:

  • Understand and apply communication, expression of one’s feelings and active listening skills;
  • Gain experience in non-formal education and playback theatre as an inspiration to facilitate a cross-cultural dialogue;
  • Develop and implement after the training course (phase 3) an action plan: facilitate cross-cultural communication through playback theatre in your organisation’s activities;
  • Virtually share and evaluate the activities organised back home (phase 4).

The course is based on non-formal education methodology and will have a form of practical exercises and simulations. The programme will be built on actual knowledge and experiences of the participants. It will also allow for strong intercultural aspects. Detailed programme will be sent in March to the selected participants. It will be adjusted to the needs and expectations of participants.

Playback theatre is an improv based theatre format in which members of the audience tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot by a group of actors. Specific formats are used to give back the story to the teller in a respectful way.

Playback theatre can be used to express one’s feelings, address social matters and to share one’s own personal situation with a bigger audience. In this TC it will be used to facilitate a cross-cultural dialogue.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and food is covered.

You will be accommodated in dormitory rooms, in mixed country groups with persons of same gender, 2 to 3 persons per room.

Travel reimbursement

Reimbursement will be done according to the Erasmus+ rules and will be based on real costs proved by tickets.

Maximum reimbursement for participants from:

  • Italy- 20 EUR.
  • Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom- 275 EUR;

Participation fee

30 EUR paid by cash at the venue.

Application

Organiser:

KLARIS – Youth NGO

Phone: +48508312555

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marzena Ples

E-Mail: mples@strim.org.pl

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Conference: Gender Equality & You Forum 2020

Dates: 27-29 May 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

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, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 15th March 2020

We invite youth leaders from all over Europe to an open dialogue with their peers and European decision makers on the upcoming EU Gender Equality Strategy. The forum will highlight the importance of young voices in the gender equality discourse.

General Description

The overall aim of this forum is to raise awareness for gender equality and to make young people’s voices heard in the European discourse. The starting point will be the results of the Austrian Presidency Conference “Gender Equality & YOU” in 2018, the Youth Goal #2 as well as the European Commission’s upcoming Gender Equality Strategy (expected for March 2020).

The Austrian Presidency Conference “Gender Equality & YOU. Young voices. Joint initiative.” took place on 11/12 October 2018 and inspired an open dialogue on the future priorities for the work on gender equality of the EU. The forum in Brussels on 27-29 May 2020 will continue and build on these results and initiate a dialogue between youth leaders and European stakeholders.

A central part of the forum are interactions with members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) and representatives of the European Commission.

Aims & Objectives

  •  To open a dialogue between young people and European stakeholders on Gender Equality
  •  To raise awareness of the new EU Gender Equality Strategy and collect young people’s perspectives
  •  To create links between the EU Gender Equality Strategy and young people’s realities and explore young people’s possible contributions
  •  To follow up on the outcomes of the 2018 Gender Equality & YOU conference and link them and Youth Goal 2 to the current strategy
  •  To raise awareness of Gender Equality as an important issue for young people and the importance of including young people’s voices in the Gender Equality discourse

Participants

We invite youth leaders from all EU member states under the age of 30. We are aiming to have a diverse group of people regarding gender, age, organisational background and prior experience with the topic. Having participated in the 2018 conference is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Partners

The Forum will be organized by the Austrian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps, the German National Agency Youth for Europe, the Belgian National Agency YIA-BEFL – JINT, the Austrian Federal Chancellery – Division for Women and Equality, the Austrian National Youth Council and with the support of the European Youth Forum.

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:

Austrian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps

Co-organisers:

  • JINT – Flemish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps
  • German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps

Phone: +43 660 726 60 54

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack on Gender-Equality.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sophie Hammer

E-Mail: sophie.hammer@iz.or.at

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.

Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

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

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

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

General Description

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

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

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

You will attend workshops on:

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

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

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

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project. After being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

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

Application

 

Organiser:

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

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course: Peaceful mind = peaceful future

Dates: 28 May – 5 June 2020

Venue: Gudevica village, Bulgaria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain

Application deadline: 15th March 2020

Training for youth workers how to use the practices of Personal development, Nature based methods and Creative art within an integrated approach in order to increase inclusiveness, tolerance, daily actions, unity and solidarity among the young people.

General Description

Peaceful mind = peaceful future provides opportunities for transformation and competence gaining for youth workers. The whole concept of the training process is based on innovative methods targeting personal and professional development of the participants.

The Personal development, Nature based methods and Creative art practices will be offered as powerful tools for individual growth. In the training we will introduce integrated approach consisting of elements from psychology, nature connection and creativity.

During the process participants will explore how these elements can serve as a tool for increasing awareness, confidence and create sustainable positive mindset. They will discover their creative-resilient self; learn how to encourage local collective participation in benefit of young people. Finally they will develop capacity to become role models of sustainability in their community. To become #changemakers.

These results for the youth workers can be in great benefit for the young people with fewer opportunities who will be influenced in the future by the actions and activities provided by the participants of the training.

Training Objectives

  • Providing knowledge and skills linking personal development, nature based methods and creative art;
  • Developing skills to provide support in personal development and learning through an integrated approach;
  • Demonstration of innovative methods and tools from the areas of Personal development,
  • Nature based methods and Creative art for working with young people;
  • Development of practical tools for working with young people.

Topics of the Course

Self-analysis – how to transfer understanding about ourselves into process of conscious actions.
Personal development – practices to foster sustainable growth in a holistic way.
Meditation and mindfulness – tools for focus and balance of attention, emotions and consciousness.
Deep Nature Connection – connecting with yourself, nature, other people, the more-than-human world.
Creativity, art and music – creating bridges that connect different perspectives and that cultivate resilience.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All the activities, accommodation and food are 100% covered by the EU grant.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants after the course in the amounts limit according the Erasmus + regulations.

  • Bulgaria, Greece, The Republic of North Macedonia – 180 euro
  • Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Croatia – 275 euro
  • Spain – 360 euro

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Learning for Change Foundation

Phone: +359896756267

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack for Peaceful Mind, Bulgaria.jpg

Contact for questions:

Ognian Gadoularov

E-Mail: home@learningforchange.net

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Training Course: #feelingsforall

Dates: 22-29 March 2020

Venue: Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 22nd January 2020

Training Course on Prevention of Gender Inequalities and Gender-based Discriminations via Exploring Masculinities.

General Description

This training course aims to develop the competences of 27 youth workers and youth leaders in the field of prevention of gender inequalities and gender based discrimination affecting young people by analyzing local realities, exchanging practices and developing actions aimed at promotion of society inclusive for all genders.

Objectives:

  •  To develop participants’ understanding of terms crucial for addressing gender inequalities such as: gender, human rights, peace, peace education, emotional literacy, masculinity and femininity, gender roles, practices of consent, emotional labor, workplace discrimination, intervention against gender-based discrimination;
  • To map harmful behaviors and causes of gender inequalities (based on the root-causes method) and how they affect young people;
  • To develop competences in addressing gender inequalities by exploring perspectives of human rights, peacebuilding and democratic participation, including the legal framework of gender equality protection;
  • To explore and practice tools to address gender inequalities, such as emotional literacy, non violent communication, non violent activism, gender mainstreaming, alternative behaviours, and deconstruction of gender roles as well as the principle of inclusivity;
  • To gain skills to build ongoing relationships with peer accountability by providing supportive place to reflect upon, process and express emotions;
  • To develop a respect for multiple identities and experiences of masculinity and femininity;

  • To enhance international cooperation of participants and their organisation in the area of gender equality, by planning at least 10 local or cross-border actions focussing on deconstructing toxic masculinity, gender roles and gender based discrimination and violence;
  • To strengthen sustainability of the network of young peacebuilders who will bring awareness for the citizens and policy-makers in the EU and neighbouring countries on the existing gender inequalities and ways to address them.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organizers of this offer will organize the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

  • The Netherlands = 20 €
  • Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Spain,  Kosovo * UN Resolution, Bosnia and Herzegovina = 275 €
  • Turkey, Ukraine = 360,- €

VISA: An invitation letter will be provided by the organizers, If a visa is required to get into the Schengen area.

P.s. The European Commission and the organizers only refund the cheapest trip options. Please contact the organizer team for further questions. 

Participation fee

The participants will not be charged a participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Friesland College

Co-organiser(s):

  • Youth Peace Ambassadors Network

Phone: +49 (176) 951 48 761

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Oguzhan Urhan

E-Mail: urhanoguzhan95@gmail.com

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