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Training Course. ABC on Volunteering Mentorship. Spain

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Training Course: ABC on Volunteering Mentorship in the European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 23-28 September 2020

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are max. 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: 20th July 2020

“ABC on Volunteering mentorship, T.C.” is an opportunity for organizations running projects in the European Solidarity Corps, interested to train their mentors (or potential)

General Description

Nowadays we find that parts of the volunteer’s mentors have a big mobility and not a continuation in their role as mentors. Sometimes they are just volunteers with almost no link with the organization, lack of resources and tools to develop their roles and basic info about the European Solidarity Corps programme.

This training offer to mentors or potential mentors the opportunity to get trained in their task as mentors, to go deeper in the essence of the volunteering activities under the European Solidarity Corps, to find tools and resources for their daily task as mentors, know and share with other colleagues the realities or their projects and the different singularities in each project, offering the basic learning for mentoring volunteering activities (preparation, implementation & follow up phases), aiming to develop their knowledge and skills to better support European volunteers and volunteer learning process in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps programme.

During the TC participants will learn more about the ESC programme, roles of the different key stakeholders on volunteering activities, in special, the role of the mentor, the knowledge and skills needed, how to support the learning process, tips to solve difficulties, conflicts or problems, how to convert challenges in new opportunities…

The TC is offer mainly to potential future mentors or mentors interested to improve their competences in the mentorship of ESC volunteers.

Objectives:

  • Offer to participants a practical and theoretical experience on volunteer’s mentorship.
  • To understand the volunteering chart and the roles of the different stakeholders in the volunteering activities within the European Solidarity Corps.
  • To develop knowledge and skills to support volunteers, namely the learning processes
  • To discover different types of mentoring
  • Get answers to technical / practical issues
  • Meet good practices and exchange experiences
  • Exchange contacts and create possible new partnerships
  • Create a support group (network)

Methodology

The programme will be structured in plenary and working groups with a balanced combination of introductory plenary discussions, round tables, exchange of experiences, theme workshops.

The use of non-formal education methodologies will ensure the active participation of all individuals involved. Working groups and active methods will be also used in order to create an environment that encourages a dynamic involvement of all participants. The diversity of approaches will be used in order to addresses the group various ways to better engage and contribute to the discussed topics.

Participants Profile

More than 18 years old; no age limit

Able to communicate in English

Representing or being involved in any accredited organizations running volunteering projects in the European Solidarity Corps.

Starting or will start soon to work as volunteer’s mentors

A person motivated to improve its knowledge and skills as volunteer’s mentors to better support European volunteers and volunteering learning processes.

Open to learn and share experiences

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: Draft Programme ABC on Volunteering Mentorship.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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: Outdoors for Inclusion

Dates: 20-28 April 2020

Venue: Strengberg, Austria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 12th February 2020

“Outdoors for inclusion” is a training course that aims to educate and support youth workers, trainers and educators on how to use outdoors as a tool for inclusion in their youth work.

General Description

Unfortunately, the potential for outdoor activities and games as a tool for inclusion and integration is not fully used. Youngsters facing cultural differences, social obstacles or educational difficulties will increase their opportunities for inclusion or integration, if outdoor games or activities are constructed or adjusted in a way to support this goal, or comprise of elements supporting it.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To improve the competences of using the outdoors as a tool for inclusion in youth work
  • To improve competences on empathizing and defining the needs of target groups
  • To improve competences on developing, prototyping and testing outdoor activities supporting the inclusion in local communities

The project comprises of three stages:

  1.  Preparation at home before the arrival.
  2. Training Course that will equip participants with competences to develop outdoor games and activities supporting inclusion, based on the needs of their target groups.
  3. Dissemination of the results of the project and implementation of local outdoor activities supporting inclusion in each partner country by using new competences gained during the Training Course.

Approach and content

The project structured in learning by doing and self experiential way. Which means applicable, transferable, nature-based and action-oriented working for all of the activity days.

During the Training Course the participants will experience and learn different types of outdoor activities (Hiking, Boating, Solo time, Photo hunting, etc.); empathize and define the needs of various target groups; develop, prototype and test their own outdoor activities supporting inclusion; introduced to methodological and safety aspects.

There would be one and a half-full day stay complete outdoors, including cooking, sleeping in bags and group activities.

The trainer’s team will offer methods of reflection, which can be used in the follow-up multiplying events in the home countries of the participating partner organisations.

In the content of nature-based activities, the program will offer reflection methods based on self-reflection in a natural surrounding, to calm down and listen to yourself in nature.

Please be aware that the Training Course will not provide you with academic knowledge as it is a purely non-formal education activity, and its success depends on the active participation of everybody present.

Profile of the participants

We are looking for youth/social workers, youth leaders, trainers and educators, who:

  • are familiar with outdoor games and activities or motivated to learn about outdoor activities as an educational method
  • eager to transfer gained knowledge to the youth in their organizations and countries
  • ready to engage themselves in different local and international projects using outdoor activities as a learning method
  • committed to working during the whole project, meaning also preparation for the training and implementation of outdoor activities after the training course

  •  are ready to provide short testimonials after their participation in the project,
  •  are ready to support development and dissemination of the toolbox of outdoor games and  activities supporting the inclusion
  •  be able to communicate in English
  •  are aged 18+

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs for food, accommodation and programme materials are fully covered by the grant received from the Erasmus+.

Travel reimbursement

  • Armenia, Georgia, Turkey 360€/person
  • Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine 275€/person
  • Austria 180€/person

Visa costs for participants from Armenia, Belarus 60€/person, Turkey 70€/person

Participation fee

€40 fee to be paid by each participant on the spot in cash. This fee goes as a contribution to the administrative costs of the project.

Application

 

Organiser:

AKS Noah – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Vzayemopomich – Youth NGO

Phone: N / A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Outdoors for Inclusion.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vitaly Volodchenko

E-Mail: outdoorsforinclusion@gmail.com

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Seminar Image Mapping: Engaging international volunteers and making impact in rural communities

Dates: 6-12 March 2020

Venue: Kötschach-Mauthen, Austria

Eligible are 23 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Estonia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st February 2020

How do we engage young people from rural areas in international volunteering projects? And how do we best organise international volunteering projects in rural areas? In this seminar, we will exchange tools and best practices around these questions.

General Description

When we organize youth projects and volunteering camps in the countryside, it can sometimes feel like a parallel universe: Youth from all around Europe engage in an intense intercultural exchange, while there is not necessarily a lot of interaction with the local community.

We want to change that and strengthen the local impact of international volunteering projects. We will organize first this seminar for youth workers in March in Austria and then a pilot youth exchange in June in Ukraine.

In this seminar, youth workers from around Europe will gather to learn and exchange, among other topics:

  • Non-formal education methods around making international volunteers interact with rural communities
  • Best practices of engaging international volunteers in rural communities, among them the „Image Mapping“ project from Ukraine
  • How to create intercultural events in villages
  • How to reach rural youth to participate in international volunteering projects
  • Group dynamics of international youth projects in the countryside

As an outcome, we will create a manual on how to create interaction between international volunteers and rural communities. The manual will include method descriptions and guidelines for youth and volunteering organisations to be used

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The accommodation and food is fully covered.

Travel reimbursement

  • Austria: max. 180 EUR.
  • Spain, Belgium and Estonia: max. 275 EUR. For

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

SCI Austria – Youth NGO

Phone: +436648781377

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – Call for participants.pdf

Contact for questions:

Thomas Schallhart

E-Mail: thomas.schallhart@gmx.at

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Training Course TYE: Tools for Youth Exchanges

Dates: 5-11 April 2020

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 25-30 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: 16th February 2020

A Youth Exchange needs content. Tools for Youth Exchanges is a training that enables participants to explore tools around group processes, (intercultural) learning, involvement of young people and how to facilitate these tools during a youth exchange.

General Description

The overall aim of TYE – Tools for Youth Exchanges – is for youth leaders and youth workers to explore, share and adapt tools that can be used to improve their youth exchange projects.

Further TYE is designed according to the following objectives:

  • To increase awareness of group processes and tools that facilitate group development
  • To develop competences in designing and facilitating educational workshops
  • To explore tools that support learning process, including debriefing and recognition of learning.
  • To explore tools and models that focus on intercultural learning.
  • To explore how to motivate young people to be actively involved at all stages of a youth exchange project.
  • To gain understanding of how to support young people during the follow-up phase of a youth exchange project.

Expected profile of participants:

  • The training course is designed for voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with young people and who have one from the following experiences with Erasmus+ Youth Programme
  • Have experience in organising and/or participating as a team member in international youth exchange;
  • Have applied for a youth exchange project funding and are waiting for an answer or just about to implement a youth exchange;
  • Have applied for a youth exchange project and has been rejected (and are planning to apply again).
  • You should have a direct contact with young people who are already involved or want to get involved in an international youth exchanges.

This training course will be in English, without any possibility of permanent translation. Therefore, we ask you to have a good level of English (to be able to understand and to communicate).

  • Participants should be at least 18 years old.
  • Expected group size is approximately 25-30 participants

Course programme

TYE course programme is built on the past experiences of participants and offers variety of workshops, info-sessions, activities to improve youth exchange practices of using tools and methods. Attached is the provisional programme of the course.

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:

Turkish National Agency – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • The Icelandic Erasmus+ National Agency – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Istanbul TYE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Youth Work Unit

E-Mail: youthexchanges@ua.gov.tr

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: IMPRODRAMA

Dates: 23 February – 4 March 2020

Venue: Murzasichle, Poland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 30th January 2020

IMPRODRAMA is a training course co-funded by Erasmus+ where 30 participants from 10 countries will meet in Murzasichle between 23th of February and 4th of March to learn about theatrical methods for youth education.

General Description

Through this project we want to increase the youth empowerment at local level through training the youth workers and educators in non-formal methods as improv and drama, developing the NFE workshops based on improv and drama for youth empowerment adjusted for non-formal and formal education system, implementing the workshops in the local communities, creating the publication with all materials and methodologies described neccesary to learn and implement the workshops based on improv and drama for youth empowerment.

Through this project we want furthermore to promote the non formal education methodology especially improv and drama in formal educational settings, to promote youth mobilities, to support profesional and personal development of youth workers and educators, to reflect on youth empowerment and its importance in the youth education, to build strong partnership between international orgnaisations working in youth field, to promote Erasmus+ opportunities.

The project IMPRODRAMA in Education aims to integrate theatre methodology as nonformal educational approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level.

Objectives:

  • To create opportunity for participants to learn about the theatre methodology as improvisation, drama and physical theatre.
  • To develop participants competences through non-formal methodology.
  • To introduce the values and principles of nonformal education approach in youth education.
  • To give opportunity to develop trainers competences related to creating and implementing the workshos based on theatre methods for youth empowerment.
  • To integrate the theatre methodology into formal education structures.
  • To promote youth empowerment, active citizenship, social inclusion, tolerance.
  • To foster cooperation between parnters and participants in the field of youth work.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The accomodation and food are covered.

Travel reimbursement

The national limts are lowered by 30 euros due to costs of shuttle bus which will be organised from Cracow to Murzasichle and back.

  • 0 euro – Poland
  • 150 euro – Lithuania
  • 245 euro – Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Turkey, Croatia, Romania
  • 330 euro – Spain, Portugal

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Act – Youth NGO

Phone: 0048503074049

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsImproDrama InfoPack.pdf

Contact for questions:

Filip

E-Mail: youthactoffice@gmail.om

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Training Course Infinite growth on a finite planet? The ecological boundaries of the Earth

Dates: 7-10 February 2020

Venue: Trebnitz castle, Germany

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Germany, Poland

Application deadline: 19th January 2020

German-Polish methodological training for (future) multipliers: Based on Education for sustainable development and de-growth education, we’ll try out methods dealing with ecological challenges, resource (over)use and paths to sustainability.

General Description

During our German-Polish methodological training for multipliers, we’ll focus on three core questions:

  • How is our planet doing? – Diagnosis and responsibility
  • What has led to its current state? – Historical and theoretical background
  • How can we get out of this situation and act more sustainable? – A critical look at various paths

Together we will explore various methods and models from the field of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), trans-formative learning and de-growth education – e.g. the concept of ecological boundaries by Johan Rockström et al., the interconnectednes of ecological systems, resources (over)use and questions related to growth.

Besides learning new methods and reflecting upon them, participants will have plenty of opportunities for exchange between colleagues from Germany and Poland.

The training is designed for teachers working in general or professional education and (future) multipliers in non-formal education (e.g. environmental activists, educators for climate protection or ESD) from Germany and Poland.

Trainers:

  • Jakub Rok (Trainerkollektiv Lepiej, Warsaw) and
  • Elisabeth Kremer (Kreisau-Initiative e.V., Berlin)

The seminar is part of the modular training cycle “Courage to Change, Courage to Act”.

Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The participation fee already includes accommodation, food and program.

Travel reimbursement

Participants are requested to cover their own travel fees.

Participation fee

Solidarity structure:

  • 60 – 100 € (for participants living in Germany)
  • 100-200 PLN (for participants living in Poland), including accommodation, food and program)

Application

 

Organiser:

Kreisau-Initiative e.V.

Phone: +49 (30) / 53 89 38 63 94

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Elisabeth Kremer

E-Mail: kremer@kreisau.de

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Training Course Local in Global: Prosperity without Growth?

Dates: 29 February – 7 March 2020

Venue: Trebnitz castle, Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Germany, Poland

Application deadline: 15th January 2020

International training course on methods for Education on Sustainable Development (ESD) for youth workers and multipliers who wish to discuss our current economical system and find ways to a more democratic and sustainable society ( solidarity reloaded )

General Description

The predominant economic model of our time is based on unlimited growth and the exploitation of natural resources. But how can there be a good life for all within the ecological limits of or planet? What are the problems of our current economic model, which is designed for constant growth? And how can we address these issues in our educational work?

Discussing these and other questions and getting to know alternative ways of living and working is the aim of our training, which will take place from 20 February to 7 March in Trebnitz Castle Education and Exchange Centre (ca. 60 km east of Berlin).

Invited are multipliers of formal and non-formal education from Armenia, Bulgaria, Germany, the Republic of Moldova, Poland and Ukraine, who want to critically reflect upon the growth paradigm and explore paths to a post-growth society that is more democratic, sustainable expressing and implementing solidarity tools.

During the training, we will use different methods and approaches from the field of education for sustainable development that can be used afterward also in the local contexts. In addition, the training focus on the exchange between participants from the different countries.

The project is funded by the European program Erasmus+. Travel expenses can be reimbursed.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The participation fee already includes accommodation, food and program.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses can be reimbursed up to a maximum amount of:

  • 275 € per person from Poland and
  • 180 € per Person from Germany.

Participation fee

The participation fee is 150 € for participants from Germany and 75 € for participants from Poland.

Application

 

Organiser:

Kreisau-Initiative e. V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 (0) 30 53 89 31 63 64

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Local in Global.pdf

Contact for questions:

Johanna Rogge

E-Mail: rogge@kreisau.de