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Training Course: Keep It Real! Vilnius 2018

Dates: 15-19 November 2019

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

This TC is aimed at those who have no or only some experience in preparing an Youth Exchange. The main aim is to support YE applicants to increase main quality aspects in various phases of the project and prepare eligible Youth Exchange.

General Description

This training course is aimed at those who have no or only some experience in preparing an Youth Exchange, but already have a project idea. The main aim is to support YE applicants to increase main quality aspects in various phases of the project and prepare eligible Youth Exchange.

What does it actually make to have a REAL youth exchange? What is YOUR REALITY of youth exchange projects? You probably had some experience in applying, what were your challenges, and expectations? We want to help you with finding tips&tricks to raise quality of the future youth exchange.

„Keep it REAL!“ training course will offer space to explore what does it take to have a REAL Youth Exchange. The course is mainly aimed at those who have no or only some experience of applying for international Youth Exchange – either you have just recently applied for the grant and received negative answer or you have freshly „joined the club“ of applicants by planning to apply for a grant for the first time.

The main aim of this training is to support youth exchange applicants to increase main quality aspects in various phases of the project. The approach of this TC is based on combination of inputs and practice to let participants put hands on real experiences – explore problem solving, share advises, deal with issues which really matters.

There are many quality criteria when it comes to Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges, this training course will concentrate on certain aspects that most of applicants are struggling with: youth participation, equal partnership, dimension of non-formal learning, intercultural learning, YouthPass process, seeing the whole project as a long-term learning process and dealing with possible risks. During this TC there will be possibility to practically complete the application form and receive feedback.

We are inviting representatives, young people who are actively involved in planning a youth exchange project. In the training course we are expecting up to 25 participants from Programme countries and Eastern Partnership countries. To encourage participation of young people during selection process priority will be given to them.

„Keep it REAL“ daily programme lasts for 3 full days, arrival day on Friday, 15th of November and departure day on Tuesday, 19th of November, 2019.

Team: Sandra Zaidova and Žilvinas Mažeikis who will share all their knowledge and experience in YE, also representatives of Lithuanian National Agency will join the training to support the process, share some technical aspects of youth exchange projects, get into direct contact with participants and share real examples from the field.

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 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

 

Organizer:

Lithuanian NA – National Agency

Phone: +370 5249 7003

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Keep it Real 2019.pdf

Contact for questions:

Skaistė Mickūnaite

E-Mail: skaiste@jtba.lt

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: Living together in Diversity, resolving conflicts, building an inclusive Europe.

Dates: 9-18 October 2019

Venue: GSI Bad Bevensen, Germany

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania

Application deadline: 1st September 2019

Training for multipliers from 7 European countries

A 10-days train-the-trainer seminar, to which 35 multipliers of youth work from Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Romania are expected in the Gustav Stresemann Institute (GSI) in Bad Bevensen.

General Description

The aim of the project is to use the learning effects of international exchange for dealing with the challenges of the living together and mutual understanding in modern societies shaped from a variety of different living conditions, milieus and lifestyles.

The participating multipliers shall be sensitized for the processes of marginalization and discrimination in Europe and get to know concepts to overcome them. Moreover they become further certified for the implementation and facilitation of international youth-exchange projects.

NGOs from 7 countries are partners in the project, with an additional set of migrants’ and minority (self-)organisations as stakeholders. Intercultural dialogue and systematic networking between the participants and their institutions will be strongly supported by this project.

So that on long-term the opportunities for young members of ethnic minorities to take part in European youth exchanges will be widened – a contribution to an ‘inclusive’ Europe.

The multipliers, who participate in the project, will especially be enabled to develop together joint youth exchange projects, which promote the competences of young people (of different ethnic communities), which they need for participation in democracy.

Therefore, good practice examples, methods and theory of inter- and trans-cultural learning, knowledge of guidelines for EU-funding are provided as well as international contacts. Last not least time and space for joint project planning are made available.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

Max amount for Participant per country:

  •  Up to 275€ for participants from Bulgaria, Croatia,
    France, Italy, Hungary, Poland and Romania;
  • Up to 180€ for participants from Germany

Participation fee

It covers the whole program costs such as meals & accommodation (lodging in double rooms)

  • € 180, for participants from France, Germany and Italy
  • € 144, reduced fee for students and jobless persons
  • € 100, for participants from Croatia, Poland, Romania
    and Hungary

Application

 

Organiser:

Gustav Stresemann Institut in Nds. e.V.

Phone: +49 (0)5821 955-114

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course “Cherry on the cake”: Youth Exchange in the context of long term work with groups of young people

Dates: 10-14 November 2019

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

Would you like to discover what makes a Youth Exchange the “Cherry on the cake”?

General Description

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

This three-day training course for youth workers and youth leaders opens a creative space for exploring different quality aspects of Youth Exchanges, such as how to connect them meaningfully with the local youth work, the learning dimension and active engagement of young people in the entire process of organising a Youth Exchange, and the value and challenges of international youth work. As a special feature, the training course will also give insight on how to incorporate different digital tools in Youth Exchanges.

The training concept has been developed to provide systematic support for organisations working with young people from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Western Balkan Partner Countries, who already have the basic understanding and experience in Youth Exchanges and want to learn more.

The activity will consist of the residential training course and preparation exercises.

Aim and Objectives:

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

The objectives of the training course are to:

  • Explore the potential of Youth Exchanges for motivation, learning and empowerment in long term work with young people;
  • Highlighting the importance of involving young people in all phases of a Youth Exchange and the tailoring it according to their needs;
  • Increase the participants’ understanding of the role of the youth leader in all phases of a Youth Exchange;
  • Develop participants’ competences to recognise the potential for learning in all phases of a Youth Exchange and support the learning processes of those involved;
  • Identify the challenges brought by the international setting of a Youth Exchange and reflect on how to approach them;
  • Explore the use of digital tools in different phases of a Youth Exchange.

Target Group:

The training course aims to bring together 25 participants from the Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Western Balkan Partner Countries who:

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

Team of Trainers:

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

Laimonas Ragauskas, who has been training and facilitating for more than 14 years in Europe and beyond. Recently his main interests and passions have been related to recognition of non-formal learning and connections with digital technology and education.
Vojislava Tomić Radivojša, working as a trainer for 20 years in the Western Balkans and at European level. For years have been focused at recognition of non-formal learning but also at intercultural education and human rights education in the youth field.

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 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:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Co-organisers:

  • MOVIT (National Agency) – Slovenia
  • Beyond Barriers (Youth NGO) – Albania

Phone: +386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Suzana Puhar

E-Mail: suzana.puhar@movit.si

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

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Training Course: Conflict Resolution – Move fast and Say Yes

Dates: 15-22 September 2019

Venue: Kobuleti, Georgia

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Ukraine

Application deadline: 18th September 2019

Conflict Resolution – Move fast and Say Yes is an Erasmus+ project, aims to develop and promote intercultural competences and diversity management skills for youth work in multi-cultural environments with high conflict risks.

General Description

Interpersonal conflict is a fact of life and can arise in almost any sphere, from organisations through to personal relationships.

Learning to resolve it effectively, in a way that does not increase your stress levels, is therefore important for everyone. Those with good conflict resolution skills generally help organisations and groups to work more effectively.

By understanding the root causes of conflict, influencing others with evidence, and supporting people with the skills to resolve conflict without violence, people and institutions will have the skills, knowledge and power to pursue peace.

Overall objectives of the project are the following:

1. Equip participants with interpersonal communication and negotiation skills;

2. Explore tools, approaches and attitudes for effective conflict intervention and resolving seemingly intractable disputes on all levels (personal, organizational, community and country level)

3. to equip youngsters with knowledge and tools about creative thinking, public speaking, decision making and teamwork through non-formal methods of education;

4. to promote solidarity, empathy and tolerance

5. Promote active citizenship and non-violent actions towards peace and democracy;

6. to develop communication and social skills, and improve the sense of initiative and negotiation through improvisational theater.

Description of the Activity and Methodology:

During the Training Course will be used different activities and methods such as group works, video productions, role play games, simulation games, brainstorming, team building games, workshops, debates.

Outcome:

All partners will publish information about the project using Internet resources. All the participating organizations will use their contacts, websites, blog and newsletters in order to ensure a wide dissemination of the results of the project: The action plan of the network, mission and vision statement of it, the experience they’ve gained, the information they’ve acquired, important details that impressed them, manual created by the project participants` photos, videos, an importance of the activities, they’ve been part of. They will also try to encourage other civic society representatives to take part and develop projects via the Erasmus+.

After returning home the participants will organize an informational meeting with local youngsters, and share their experience and knowledge about the topic of the project. All used and created materials and manuals of the project done by the participants at the end of project, will be published on the blog of the project, web-sites of promoter organizations and different social networks.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

Max ammount for per country:

  • Georgia – 20 Euro
  • Armenia -80 Euro
  • Azerbaijan – 180 Euro
  • Greece, Ukraine – 260 Euro
  • Italy, France – 360 Euro

Participation fee

No participation fee is required.

Application

 

Organiser:

JugendSozialwerk Nordhausen e. V. – Youth NGO

Co-organiser(s):

  • Student-Youth Council – Youth NGO
  • Center for Development and Democracy – Youth NGO

Phone: +995 577 591 695

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Irakli Mzhavanadze

E-Mail: i.mzhavanadze@yahoo.com

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Conference Youth@Work: Youth Entrepreneurship Conference

Dates: 3-7 December 2019

Venue: Mersin, Turkey

Eligible are 120 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 18th September 2019

This cross-sectoral conference will build on the outcomes of the YOUTH@WORK Kick off Conference zooming on the opportunities and challenges surrounding youth entrepreneurship.

General Description

This cross-sectoral conference will build on the outcomes of the YOUTH@WORK kick off conference zooming on the opportunities and challenges surrounding youth entrepreneurship.

The emphasis of the conference will be on the cooperation between formal and non-formal (youth work) education providers, employment, social & business sectors, (social) entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders. It will showcase achievements, recommendations, good practices as well as future plans inspired by the outcomes of the conference to be taken up by the Youth@Work Partnership.

The conference will be gathering experts with global mindsets ready to make a change in their own communities first. You will be visiting the Young Entrepreneurship Center of Mersin University, which is the newest model in the Turkish entrepreneurial ecosystem, among four centers run by State Universities.

Mersin is located in Çukurova region, which also includes the metropolitan city of Adana.  Çukurova region is considered as an agricultural, logistical and touristic center. The total population of the region is of 4 million people and the youth unemployment rate is around 20%.  On top of youth unemployment, the region also faces some other problems, like the absence of social entrepreneurship, women’s under-representation, migration and brain drain. On the other hand, there’s a high potential of young people,  there is also a high percentage of well-educated students due to the presence of 6 universities in the region, a good connection within the region and four-seasons’ weather.

YOUTH@WORK Partnership

In 2018, a consortium of 11 Erasmus+ Youth Programme National Agencies (NAs), 4 SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres and the Resource Center for the European Solidarity Corps decided to take a new approach to support employability and entrepreneurship amongst young people and professionals. They, therefore, created  the Youth@Work Strategic Partnership on Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship, with the aim to better address these areas by working collaboratively, based on a common strategy.

Youth@Work is an alliance of the NAs of Turkey (the leading NA), Cyprus, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, and the UK, with the support of the SALTO-YOUTH Eastern Europe and Caucasus (Poland), SALTO-YOUTH Euromed and Good Practices (France), SALTO-YOUTH South East Europe (Slovenia) and SALTO-YOUTH Training and Cooperation (Germany) Resource Centres, as well as the Resource Centre for the European Solidarity Corps. It runs from January 2018 to December 2020, when the Erasmus+ Programme ends.

Objectives of the conference:

1.    Create a space for the actors of the youth entrepreneurship ecosystem from various countries from the European Union and Partner neighbouring countries to meet and learn from one another.
2.    Discover the local context of Turkey and bring innovative solutions to the challenges young entrepreneurs face.
3.    Come up with new collaboration ideas, network, share knowledge and good practices.

Recommended for:

Young and aspiring (social) entrepreneurs, Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Youth researchers, Professionals from backgrounds of:

● Non-formal education/Youth
●Higher education
● Vocational education & training
● Employment support agencies, job centres, job clubs, job coaches etc.
● Employers

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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

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

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Erasmus+YİA TCA Unit

E-Mail: tca@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.

Training Course. Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers. Liechtenstein

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Training Course: Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers (JUBE+ in German Language)

Dates: 12-15 November 2019

Venue: Malbun, Liechtenstein

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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

How can I start a project? How can I find the right partners? With the other participants you will develop a youth exchange, draft a programme, and learn about the Erasmus+ application-process.

General Description

Objectives of Training for Newcomers:

  • To provide an informed introduction to the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, focusing on Youth Exchanges and their capacity to enhance young people’s active engagement in the making of Europe (though not exclusively) for newcomers to the programme;

  • To offer an individual and group learning experience through a simulated process on setting up a Youth Exchange project;
  • To develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to organise a Youth Exchange, based on the non-formal learning practice, principles, and quality standards of the EU youth programmes;
  • To enable participants to reflect on their learning and to familiarise themselves with Youthpass – the strategy on the recognition of non-formal learning in the youth field, its technical tool to produce Youthpass Certificates, and its application in Youth Exchanges in particular and the EU youth programmes in general;
  • To offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

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

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

NA for Erasmus + Youth in Action in Liechtenstein

Phone: +423 239 91 15

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme JUBE Liechtenstein.pdf

Contact for question:

Virginie Meusburger-Cavassino

E-Mail: virginie@aha.li

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.

Warsaw

Seminar: Evidence-based approach in Erasmus+. Methodological aspects

Dates: 9-10 October 2019

Venue: Novotel, Warsaw Centre, Poland

Eligible are 55 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 12th August 2019

Join the third edition of the seminar on evidence-based policy in Erasmus+ The seminar will be devoted to methodology, with a special focus on evaluation of public policy in the education field and drawing conclusions.

General Description

The Foundation for the Development of the Education System – Polish National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme organises the third edition of the seminar on evidence-based policy in Erasmus+ which will take place on October 9-10 2019 in Warsaw.

Following participants’ suggestions, this year’s seminar will be devoted to methodology, with a special focus on evaluation of public policy in the education field and drawing conclusions. The seminar will provide an excellent platform for researchers and National Agencies’ staff involved in research activities to learn about current studies in the field of formal and non-formal education and mobility programmes, share research tools and good practices, and to create networks for future joint research activities of National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Programme.

As the seminar aims to tackle strictly methodological aspects, thus we are addressing this invitation to those who are researchers as well as representatives of National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Programme involved and interested in research on Erasmus+-related areas.

The NAs are encouraged to nominate more than 1 researcher per country. Researchers are invited to contribute as presenters to the sessions on research limitations and unsupported conclusions.

The programme will include four sessions on the following topics:

  • Principles of research art
  • Counterfactual research in education
  • Research limitations
  • Unsupported conclusions

The seminar goal is to provide a scientific forum for discussion on educational research methodology with a special stress on international mobility projects within the Erasmus+ Programme.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Polish National Agency of Erasmus+ Programme

Phone: 0048224631433

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack & Programme Portugal.pdf

Contact for questions:

Mateusz Jezowski

E-Mail: mjezowski@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.