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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.

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Training on Soil Protection and Management: Soil4Life

Dates: 14-19 October 2019

Venue: Vaunieres, Village des Jeunes, Solidarités Jeunesses, France

Eligible are 44 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, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

A 4 day intensive course, Using non-formal learning methodologies, the training led by experts, will share information about The importance of soil protection & management – Learning about the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management

General Description

CCIVS is partner of the Soil4Life project coordinated by Legambiente. The SOIL4LIFE project, realized with the contribution of the European Commission (Life), intends to promote the sustainable and efficient use of the soil and its resources in Italy and in Europe. For this reason the partners involved in the project, are engaged in carrying out information and awareness raising activities and in promoting interventions, including regulatory ones, which are essential to curb the consumption of this non-renewable natural resource.

Process

The Training will be a 4 day intensive course, with arrivals on the 14 and departures on the 19 October 2019.

Using non-formal learning methodologies, the training led by experts, will share information about the SOIL4LIFE project, including:

– The importance of soil protection & management

– Learning about the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM)

The proposed agenda can be found here

The Training will take place during the CCIVS Global Human Rights week organised by CCIVS, during which one day will be dedicated to the actions of the training and work of CCIVS members towards Climate Justice.

The training seeks to prepare Soil Ambassadors who may then take the information gained during the Training course and support with the implementation of actions in their sending organisations projects during 2020.

Participants will learn how to share information concerning SOIL4LIFE with their local projects, by using methodologies that train the trainer. They will learn how to communicate, how to use the communication tools which are in place and how to ensure follow up in their local projects.

During the training the participants will collectively build a model to work on soil protection and conservation, which they can then adapt to their local reality and implement in their home countries. They will share this model on return with their sending organisations and will work to develop and implement the model during the local action.

As a result, each organisation will be requested to implement at least 1 local campaign, which focuses on the importance of soil protection – this activity will be highlighted through the global communication campaign.

CCIVS will coordinate the writing of a manifesto, the content of which will include an overview of the state of soil protection and management, a call to action and a pledge from civil society organisations.

The creation of the manifesto will start with the Training Course, participating organisations will be asked to give their feedback on what they would like to see on a manifest.

Post Training and Support Structure

A blog space will be created for the participants to share questions and updates about what they are doing once they arrive back home – in this way they can mutually support each other, and any questions they cannot answer will be given support by the experts (trainers, CCIVS and Legambiente). They will also be able to request skype calls and send emails for any questions or doubts they may have.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Activities, accommodation and food are covered by the program.

Travel reimbursement

100% of the total travel costs up to a platform of 295 euros will be reimbursed on receipt of all invoices and proof of payment.

Participation fee

Sending organisations/Participants are required to make a 100-euro contribution in support of CCIVS activities.

Application

 

Organiser:

CCIVS – Youth NGO

Phone: 0033145684936

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsBrochure.pdf

Contact for questions:

Linndgberg Ruballos

E-Mail: secretariat@ccivs.org

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PBA: Partner Up in Europe

Dates: 3-8 November 2019

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FR

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal

Application deadline: 18th September 2019

Provide a space to promote partnerships for quality Mobility of Youth Workers projects, to discuss different activities eligible within Erasmus+ Programme, and reflect about the role of youth workers and young leaders in the elaboration of projects.

General Description

Many youth organisations and institutions lack funding to further educate/train their youth workers. The Erasmus+ Programme offers a project type called Mobility of Youth Workers.

This project type can be tailor made to serve the needs of your organisation and its youth workers, either in the form of trainings, study visits, job shadowing or other formats. By making an international project together with youth workers from other European countries you can get the funding you need to strengthen your youth work.

The PBA will provide the participants with the necessary skills and support needed to find partners, develop a project and even submit it in 2020.

Aim of the PBA

Provide a space in order to promote partnerships and develop quality Mobility of Youth Workers projects, to discuss and analyse the different activities eligible within the Erasmus+ programme, the quality elements of such projects and reflect about the role of youth workers and young leaders in the elaboration of projects.

Objectives

  • To create an opportunity to find good and reliable partners to make Mobility of Youth Workers projects based on the organisation’s needs;
  • To understand what is needed to plan a Mobility of Youth Workers project of good quality;
  • To create a solid network of contacts and partnerships;
  • To understand the impact and future social change a Mobility of Youth Worker can have for the organisation and within the local community.

Target group

The partner building activity is open for voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with young people on a local level. Participants should be able to make decisions regarding partnerships.

The participant’s organisation/institution should be interested in organising a Mobility of Youth Worker project within the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Working methods

This PBA will be based on non-formal learning approaches encouraging the active involvement of participants, giving you space to take an active role, express yourselves, share good examples of practice and initiate new sustainable partnerships.

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:
Bureau International Jeunesse – BIJ – National Agency

Phone: +32 2 548.38.83

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alexandre Gofflot

E-Mail: alexandre.gofflot@cfwb.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: Online Activism 4 Youth work

Dates: 1-8 July 2019

Venue: Bansko, Bulgaria

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Italy, Latvia, Romania, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 9th June 2019

The overall aim of the project is to provide youth workers and NGOs with the adequate measures knowledge, skills, competences and experience using online activism for preventing youth radicalization.

General Description

The overall aim of the project is to provide youth workers and NGOs with the adequate measures knowledge, skills, competences and experience using online activism for preventing youth radicalization.

By providing an overall understanding of hate speech, human rights and online activism and providing space to analyse concrete case studies and learn from best practices, participants will increase their competences to look at their context with a wider scope and develop their critical thinking.

Therefore, youth workers participating in the training will gain the skills to plan and intervene in these situations with trans-formative approaches through the implementation of non violent online campaigns and activities. The training will provide knowledge and skills for developing online campaigns and activities trough digital tools and counter all alternative narratives.

Therefore, a variety of non-formal educational tools such simulation exercises, group work, case studies, debates and theater methods will be accompanied with feedback and evaluation sessions, Moreover, a round table with activists will be organized to share their experience with the participants and help them build their own campaigns.

With the growing concern about online radicalization and the noticeable increase in openly extremist groups in Europe, more and more Member States are facing threats from radicalization of youth. Throughout the EU, the risk of radicalization leading to extremist violence is growing. Since the start of the conflict in Syria, in 2011, thousands of foreign fighters have traveled from Western Europe to fight in Syria and Iraq.

The Internet has played a significant role in the radicalization and recruitment of foreign fighters and continues to do so. Many reports confirm the importance of social networks as a tool used by ISIS to recruit young people. For instance the Europol report of 2017 EU Terorism Situation and Trend Report points out that the majority of the terrorist attackers in 2016 and 2017 are precisely young people born and grown up in Europe, also pointing to the role of social networks for their radicalization.

Radicalization Awareness Network warns of rising dangers for young Europeans Social networking is the main activity young people aged 16-24 use the internet for, something which extremist groups are well aware of. This is why they are using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to draw young people to their cause. There is extremist material available online including; articles, images, videos encouraging hate or violence, posts on social media, websites created by terrorist organizations, terrorist training materials and videos glorifying war and violence.

Main objectives of the project:

-to provide deeper understanding of counter and alternative narratives as a tool for fighting hate speech and violent extremism
-to provide practical tools and knowledge how to build online campaigns

-to strengthen the potential and capacity of the NGOs to counter youth radicalization using online activism
– promoting the European values of democracy, respect for human rights, diversity, intercultural dialogue

The profile of participants we are looking for are youth workers, leaders, active volunteers, organization board members dealing with the topic of the project and wanting to improve their skills and knowladge. The participants have to be over 18 years old with very strong motivation for participation. Previous experience is valued but not mandatory.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will cover the costs for accommodation and food. All participants will be accommodated in hotel Casa Karina, located in Bansko Bulgaria at the following address: Kralev dvor 5, 2770 Bansko, Bulgaria

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be covered in amount up to:

  • Bulgaria- 0 euro
  • Romania- 180 euro
  • Latvia, Denmark, Estonia, Italy, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan – 275 euro
  • United Kindgom – 360 euro

Participation fee

Contribution fee: 25 euro This way we will ensure the participants have a stake in the project: A modest contribution from participants to the overall costs of a project helps to create a sense of investment and ownership as well as participants tend to value what they receive more when they have contributed to it.

Application

 

Organiser:

Association Alternativi Internationa – Youth NGO

Phone: 00359888122125

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Georgi Kuzmanov

E-Mail: office@alternativibg.org

 

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Training Course: Beyond Fear

Dates: 6-15 September 2019

Venue: Hungary

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 21st June 2019

“Beyond Fear – Tools for Dialogue and Inclusion of Migrants in Europe” is a 10-day training course in Hungary for 28 youth and social workers working with refugees from 10 countries.

General Description

A training course and exchange of methods on how to promote constructive dialogue between migrant and local communities, and help the process of inclusion, may it be temporary or long-term.

Goals:
– Build trust and tolerance between migrants and locals
– Gain understanding and validation of the strong feelings on both sides
– Help to accept that the migrants are in fact here
– Change destructive and hurtful communication patterns into constructive dialogue
– Find the values in the foreign cultures the came to our „doorstep”
– Find useful and inspiring roles migrants can undertake in the local communities through which social inclusion can happen naturally

Methods:
– Outdoor experiential education, a form of non-formal education in the outdoors that helps participants to open up, to experiment freely and to guide their own personal/group learning with the experiences gained.
– Art (movement art, visual expression, storytelling, etc.) as good tool for expression helps participants to express themselves in a creative and effective way, to stay focused and inspired for the whole 10 days. Art creates a very friendly and open atmosphere where participants can share the challenges they might face on a level that feels comfortable.
– Solution focused coaching tools that help participants stay focused on their own learning goals. Coaching happens in big/small groups with certain topics (good practices sharing, new and innovative approaches, networking) and to facilitate the best output in a light, creative and playful way.

– Learning by doing: participants get a chance to try the new techniques learned with a group composed of young migrants and youngsters playing a leading role within their peer group, who will come to the training for a short „mini-camp”, and their program will be facilitated by the participants themselves.

For Whom?
– Youth workers
– Social workers working with migrants
– Migrants socially active in their own communities, and
– Anyone inspired and strongly motivated to start inclusion work with migrants.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

  • Hungary – 20€
  • Croatia – 180€
  • Greece, Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine – 275€

Participation fee

There is a contribution fee of 40 €

Application

 

Organiser:

Academy of Experience Public Benefit Assoication – Youth NGO

Phone: 0036306030875

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Beyond Fear Hungary.pdf

Contact for questions:

Titanilla Garabás

E-Mail: titanilla.garabas@elmenyakademia.hu

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Training Course USEE+: Using Social Entrepreneurship in Erasmus+

Dates: 18-25 June 2019

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are max. 24 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: 26th May 2019

As Gandhi said: “be the change you want to see in the world”. What does Gandhi have to do with social entrepreneurship?

General Description

Social entrepreneurship is gaining increasing attention, driven by the desire for change and to see the world as it can be, not as it is. The global economy and national GDPs rely more each time on social economy and the proposal of ethical business based on transparency, sustainability, and tangible and intangible profits and benefits for all stakeholders.

The aim of the course is to create awareness about social economy and social enterprises, appreciate the role of social entrepreneurship that creates social change, deepen participants understanding of the world around them, and to inspire them to create a vision where their passion and desire for change meets self-employability.

As Gandhi said: “be the change you want to see in the world”.

Objectives:

  • Understand what social entrepreneurship is and its relation to sustainable development.
  • Explore different social enterprise approaches and identify different models through showcasing and local study visits.
  • Learn about the social impact of social enterprises.
  • Create a social enterprise business plan.
  • Explore Erasmus+ for entrepreneurial education and source of social enterprises starting point.
  • Acquire practical tools for social entrepreneurs (needs analysis using the ‘problem tree method’, business plan development through the ‘business model canvas’, pitching tools.
  • Develop competences, necessary for social entrepreneurs, such as cooperation, risk taking, sense of initiative, leadership, communication, teamwork, creative thinking and innovation for idea generation and problem solving.

The methodology used will be based on principles of non-formal and experiential learning with an emphasis on the experiential learning cycle of Kolb. Participants will be invited to a safe and comfortable space to express, experiment, interact and participate according to their personality and learning preference. In this way, we seek to maximize the learning outcomes but also the motivation and inspiration to engage with social and solidarity economy.

Target Group

Youth workers, youth leaders, project managers, young people, members of youth social enterprises that are or plan to be engaged within social and solidarity economy. The training course is tailored in a way that can benefit both educational (including youth workers) and social entrepreneurship practitioners who intend to use, multiply and transfer the learning outcomes.

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. 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:

Hellenic National Agency -Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule USEE+ Greece.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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.