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Training Course: Camino+

Dates: 5-13 May 2020

Venue: Lugo to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: France, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th February 2020

The training course will take the format of a 100km hike-pilgrimage using what is known as the first European Cultural itinerary, the Camino of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, while exploring the power of inner peace through meditation for youth workers.

General Description

Mindfulness and meditation are increasingly popular practices, yet, not mainstreamed within youth work peace education.

Even though the current youth work practices are very beneficial for young people, they do need to evolve in order to answer to a context increasingly marked by rising prejudices and misunderstanding of others’ identity and beliefs, generating an ungrounded fear of others.

The energy of youth workers is more than needed to actively lobby for peace in seek for a constant social peaceful progress, not only by cultivating their practical skills, but also by growing their inner peace and peacebuilding skills.

Through this project, we aim to entice the youth work community at the European and each national level, to adopt mindfulness practices in working with their target groups. While mindfulness could be considered as a lifestyle and hence a broad concept, we will focus on the practice of meditation together with outdoor non-formal methods to foster the inner and outer peace-building skills of youth workers.

Hence, Camino+ will be a hike-pilgrimage journey for youth workers to experience inner peace methods coupled with hands-on practices of conflict management and intercultural dialogue, ready to be applied with their target groups in their local communities.

Within the intersection of the themes approached by this project: mindfulness, peace-building, outdoor education, and intercultural dialogue. The symbolism and nature of this hike-pilgrimage, will allow us to experience these 4 dimensions together, fostering the learning experience of the participants. The training course will hence, provide a unique opportunity for youth workers to connect with each other, and to learn how to be mindful and conscious at professional and personal levels.

We will address the following specific objectives:

  • Entice 30 youth workers around Europe to adopt and multiply inner peace practices, aiming to evolve youth work peace education as pillar soft skills for peace builders.
  • Introduce the embodied peace building method, and explore its adaptation to youth work situations.

  • Foster efficient leadership in peace building local activities and empower youth workers to address conflict management.
  • Link inner peace practices together with outdoor education to develop innovative, playful and creative methods applicable to young people.
  • Offer a space to develop and exchange ideas and practices on peace building and intercultural dialogue, and contribute to strengthening peace in participants’ communities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and food costs are covered.

Travel reimbursement

All travel reimbursement is covered up to 275€ and 180€ for Spanish participants.

Participation fee

50€ will be deduced fron the final travel reimbursement.

Application

Organiser:

Coconutwork.org and LEAPSports – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@coconutwork.org

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Training Course: United in Diversity

Dates: 10-17 February 2020

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 29th January 2020

The Training course “United in Diversity” provides new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse and socially disadvantaged groups, especially young people with fewer opportunities

General Description

Project “United for Diversity and Inclusion” aims at promoting and nurturing the value of EU, respect for human dignity and ensure inclusion and participation for all.

The project is composed of 2 mobility of youth workers activities organized by USB:

  • a Seminar with partnership building elements that was organised from 5th to 12th of October 2019 and
  • a Training course for educators that will be organised from 10th to 17th of February 2020, both in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The Training course “United in Diversity” will involve 24 participants from 8 countries that are youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers who are involved in the work of involved organisations.

Objectives:

  • provide new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse and socially disadvantaged groups, especially young people with fewer opportunities as well as competences to foster social inclusion, European values and active youth participation;
  • present and use youth work frameworks and tools for trainers’ competency assessment (European Training Strategy, SALTO TOY and Council of Europe portfolio) for participants to self-assess and evaluate their role as youth workers and non-formal educators;
  • improve the managerial, social, intercultural, facilitation and training competences of participants by identifying the areas where and how they can improve themselves (through working on personal development and learning plans);
  • develop, practice and evaluate non-formal learning activities that will be put together in ‘Inclusion and Diversity Toolbox’ for working with disadvantaged groups, promotion of diversity and fostering social inclusion, European values and active youth participation that will be used by involved organisations, participants or other stakeholders in youth work across Europe;
  • create a group of competent educators/trainers/multipliers with pro-active attitudes towards combating social exclusion who will implement activities and multiply the acquired knowledge, skills and tools in work with diversity, inclusion and youth with fewer opportunities;
  • develop strategic plans for action in forms of follow-up activities that will be run by participants with the support of partner organisations back in their local communities and countries.

Participants Profile

  • Youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers who are involved in the work of partner organisations;
  • With some experience in the fields of diversity, social inclusion & youth participation;
  • With experiences of preparing and facilitating non-formal learning activities;
  • Strong motivation and open-minded attitude;
  • Over 18 years old and able to comfortably communicate in English;
  • Residents in the involved countries

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and 3 meals per day are covered by the program.

The venue for accommodation is “STAY Youth Hostel & Common Place” (info here). Participants will stay in Quad Dorms with bunk beds, sharing bedrooms and toilets

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed until the budget limit, set by the Erasmus+ the programme, based on the real costs of the tickets.

Travel Grant Limits for Participants

  • Greece 20€
  • Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Romania 180€
  • Poland, Italy 275€
  • Portugal, Spain 360€

Participation fee

Non – Applicant.

Application

 

Organiser:

United Societies of Balkans – Youth NGO

Phone: +302310215629

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – TC United for Diversity and Inclusion.pdf

Contact for questions:

Luiza Tsikala

E-Mail: luiza.tsikala@usbngo.gr

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E-learning: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Training for Youth Organisations (Spring)

Dates: 16 February – 28 March 2020

Venue: Online / Virtual, Belgium – FR

Eligible are 100 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, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 20th January 2020

This training programme provides an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

General Description

This training programme provides participants with an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

  • Programme Length: 6 weeks
  • Number of Participants: max. 100
  • Age: 18 and over
  • Target Audience: Youth workers and non formal educators.

Over 6 weeks participants engage in some of the activities that characterise this type of project such as asynchronous discussions and synchronous facilitated video sessions while learning about what it takes to implement a successful project. The training requires no previous experience with Virtual Exchange.

Who is this for?

The Training for Youth Organisations is a project based learning course where youth workers from different countries and organisations collaborate to develop, draft and implement Transnational Exchange Projects (TEPs).

No previous experience is required, although trainees must be supported by a youth organisation, as an integral part of the course is creating a Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project and implementing it.

The aim of this training is to introduce youth workers to Virtual Exchange through project based and experiential learning.

Youth workers will also understand the requirements to successfully implement Virtual Exchange in their projects and will gain experience in the following: designing and implementing youth activities for intercultural learning, digital literacy, including communicating and collaborating online. Moreover, partipants will take part in an Online Facilitated Dialogue session (OFD), thefore will learn, first hand about the benefits of including OFD sessions in your projects.

TEPs are intended to foster meaningful intercultural experiences, the development of transversal skills, better understanding of a specific theme such as cyberbullying, volunteering, youth and sports, etc. as well as the development of specific skills such as communicating in a foreign language. They can be stand-alone projects, or even integrated into youth exchanges, volunteering projects, and as activities in KA2 & KA3 projects.

How is it delivered?

On a Moodle platform and with synchronous video conferences

How long does it last and what is the time commitment?

10-12 hours over 6 weeks

What topics are covered?

  • What is Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange;
  • Digital Literacies
  • Online Presence
  • Challenges in VE
  • Tools for online activities
  • Learning Goals
  • Designing for Intercultural Learning
  • Task Design
  • Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Assessment
  • Open Badges

What are the benefits for participants?

  • Understanding of what VE is and what is required to successfully implement VE.
  • Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Badge and Youth Pass upon completion
  • Technical support for Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Moodle Platform which can be used for your TEP

Mentoring from Virtual Exchange experts during implementation.
Recognition of Virtual Exchange project with Erasmus+ Virtual Badge awarded to youth workers and non formal educators upon completion of training and successful implementation, and an Erasmus+ Virtual Badge for youth participants on completion of your Transnational Exchange Project (TEP).

This course is for 6 weeks and includes a blend of 3 synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions (4.5 hours) and weekly asynchronous activities on Moodle platform (5.5 hours), so 10 hours spread over the 6 weeks. The course has been designed this way to meet the needs of youth workers for flexibility.

After enrolling, you will receive options of synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions to choose from and the asynchronous work is managed at your own pace each week.

By the end of the course, you will have acquired the skills and knowlñedgde necessary to begin planning your own virtual exchange project.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

This is an online course.

Travel reimbursement

This is an online course.

Participation fee

No, this course is fully funded by the European Commision.

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Phone: +34000000000

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsBrochure Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange.pdf

Contact for questions:

Conference. Social Innovation for Social Inclusion. Cyprus

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Conference: Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) 2020 Forum on “Social Innovation for Social Inclusion”

Dates: 5-9 May 2020

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 60 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship and social innovation among young people.

General Description

Why social innovation for social inclusion?

This edition of the TCP Forum will be an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social innovation and how it can foster social inclusion, delving, at the same time, into topics such as digital technology and entrepreneurship for inclusion and participation, female entrepreneurship, migrants’ integration and multiculturalism.

Building on the success of the 5 previous Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) Forums that took place in Sweden, Italy, UK, Hungary and Spain, the National Agency of Cyprus is pleased to host the 6th edition of the TCP Forum.

The National Agency of Cyprus shares the belief promoted by the European Union that social innovation can act as a “source of remedies for increased social challenges (rising inequalities, poverty, social exclusion, social conflicts and social injustice)” (Social Innovation Task Force of the EU ISG, 2015). In this context, the upcoming Forum will look into the inter-correlation between social innovation and social inclusion.

Since the concepts of social innovation, and thus social entrepreneurship, are rather “new”, and not extensively explored concepts in Cyprus, the Forum envisions to bring together a wide range of professionals, representing various fields of the market and the society, where they will exchange their experiences, practices and visions. Moreover, the Forum will serve as a platform for the development of a network of professionals working on social innovation and will act as a reference point for further developments in the fields and facilitate their collaboration at national, regional and European level.

The Forum will be a melting pot of ideas, tools and good practices which participants, representing different sectors, will have the opportunity to further explore through relevant presentations, workshops and field visits. The Forum will also support the mainstreaming of future cooperation among participants for the implementation of innovative projects and initiatives under Erasmus+.

Moreover, in the framework of the 6th edition of the TCP Forum, the National Agency of Cyprus has already hosted a national activity targeting local stakeholders. The aim of this activity was to build common foundations on social innovation initiatives, for the Cypriot actors in the fields, to facilitate their collaboration, and offer them the space for an exchange of ideas, good practice and challenges faced in an area, such as social innovation, currently under progress, in the Cyprus context. This national activity also served as a preparation phase for the transnational TCP Forum, representing a novelty brought by this edition of the forum.

Objectives of the TCP 2020 Forum Cyprus

  • Encourage collaboration and partnership building between youth work and other sectors of the social innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Raise awareness of and promote the social inclusion dimension of social innovation policies and practices.
  • Offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices.
  • Use social enterprise, social innovation and non-formal learning as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurial life skills.
  • Encourage creativity, innovation, participation, solidarity, diversity and social inclusion of young people.
  • Provide information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social innovation

Previous TCP Forums: More information about the project and previous editions can be found at @TCPCommunity (on Facebook).

To get the feel of the event, please watch the highlight videos of two previous editions:

Liverpool UK (March 2018):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1EMxY2uiv

Budapest Hungary (November 2018):

An eco-friendly event: Inspired by the previous editions of the TCP Forum, the organisers endeavor to deliver an environmentally sustainable event, including site selection, menu compilation, coffee breaks and the materials we use. We believe it is important to show that there is always a way for events to be more eco-friendly, this being one of the principles of this project.

Youth@Work Strategic Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

The TCP Forum is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 16 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work at www.youthatworkpartnership.org and @YouthatWorkPartnership (Facebook).

Profile of participants:

We are looking for 60 participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries, Eastern Partnership countries, Southern Mediteranean countries and Western Balkan countries, with the following professional backgrounds:

Employment, entrepreneurship and social innovation support services (chambers of commerce, incubators, accelerators, banks, social venture funders, etc.); formal education representatives (higher education, VET); cooperatives; foundations; local, regional and national government representatives; researchers; (social) entrepreneurs; youth workers; community workers; educators; trainers and young change-makers.

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:

Youth Board of Cyprus – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Tempus Public Foundation TPF,
  • Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG),
  • European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA),
  • Agência Nacional para a gestão do programa Juventude em Acção,
  • YIA-ES – AGENCIA NACIONAL ESPAÑOLA DE LA JUVENTUD (INJUVE),
  • British Council, ECORYS – National Agency
  • Center for Social Innovation

Phone: +35722402691

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule TCP Cyprus.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCP 2020 Support Team

E-mail: srousou@onek.org.cy

E-Mail: tcp2020@onek.org.cy

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 Recognise It: Develop strategies for recognition of youth work!

Dates: 30 March – 5 April 2020

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 13th January 2020

A 5-day training course that will bring together the representatives of NGOs and local youth officers to develop strategies to foster recognition of youth work and non-formal learning at national and municipal level.

General Description

The training course aims to strengthen and support the recognition of youth work at local level in participants’ countries – led by the regional cooperation of NGOs within the South Med and Europe.

Recognise It! Develop strategies for recognition of youth work! aims to bring together representatives of organisations (NGOs) (who are active in youth work locally in an NGO) and local youth officers (who are working with or for young people at municipal level).

They will come together from Programme countries and South Mediterranean countries in order to develop strategies to support the recognition of youth work and non-formal learning at municipal level. In this sense, youth work refers to engagement and activities, which are implemented by NGOs/groups of active people focusing on young people and on how to make the situation of young people in their context – mainly at local level – better.

This will be third training course of the Recognise it! Series, building on the experience gained and will focus on:

  • sharing good practices, realities and experiences from municipal/local level,
  • exploring concepts and research related to recognition,
  • analysing individual situations,
  • developing concrete action plans for the future, and
  • implementing the Youthpass process.

This training course is part of a long-term strategic project that started in 2016 initiated by SALTO -Youth EuroMed, SALTO-Youth Training and Cooperation Resource Centres and the Italian and German National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and Movetia.

With this training course, further contributions will be made to processes already ongoing in participant’s countries – taking into account the different socio-political realities within the participant group.

The organisers aim to co-create a space for debates about concepts, topics and issues related to recognition, including sharing the results of research carried out during the project. The publication Unlocking Doors to Recognition (currently being revised), that focuses on recognition developments at local level, has been one of the starting points for the long-term cooperation and will be addressed during the training course.

Background of the Recognise It! Develop strategies for recognition of youth work! – training course:

In the context of the Recognise it! project a first seminar took place in Jordan in 2016, which focused on gaining knowledge about the situation based on participants’ experience and views. It was completed by a mapping exercise based on interviews and a literature desk review whose core topic was the recognition of youth work and non-formal learning in South Med countries. These first two steps were very important in order to plan the next strategic steps for the Recognise it! activities planned for 2017/2019.

The overall aim was to support the development of strategies of recognition of youth work at national and municipal level and to strengthen the role of youth work in both dimensions taking into consideration the different socio-political conditions in each country. The main perspective was the one of NGOs and their actors.

The long-term cooperation project involved two training courses (realised in Jordan and in Germany), plus a research and a consolidation seminar (realised in Italy in 2019).

Trainers´ team:

The trainers are Federica Demicheli, Iyad Aljaber and Mark Taylor.

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 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:

SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre – SALTO Resource Centre

Co-organisers:

  • German National Agency (JUGEND für Europa) – National Agency
  • SALTO Euromed & Good Practice (SALTO Resource Centre) – Movetia

Phone: +49 (0)228 9506 248

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

H. Eda Bakir

E-Mail: eda@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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E-learning: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Training for Youth Organisations (Summer)

Dates: 13 September – 24 October 2020

Venue: Online / Virtual, Belgium – FR

Eligible are 100 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, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 30th July 2020

This training programme provides an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

General Description

This training programme provides participants with an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

  • Programme Length: 6 weeks
  • Number of Participants: max. 100
  • Age: 18 and over
  • Target Audience: Youth workers and non formal educators.

Over 6 weeks participants engage in some of the activities that characterise this type of project such as asynchronous discussions and synchronous facilitated video sessions while learning about what it takes to implement a successful project. The training requires no previous experience with Virtual Exchange.

Who is this for?

The Training for Youth Organisations is a project based learning course where youth workers from different countries and organisations collaborate to develop, draft and implement Transnational Exchange Projects (TEPs).

No previous experience is required, although trainees must be supported by a youth organisation, as an integral part of the course is creating a Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project and implementing it.

The aim of this trianing is to introduce youth workers to Virtual Exchange through project based and experiential learning.

Youth workers will also understand the requirements to successfully implement Virtual Exchange in their projects and will gain experience in the following: designing and implementing youth activities for intercultural learning, digital literacy, including communicating and collaborating online. Moreover, partipants will take part in an Online Facilitated Dialogue session (OFD), thefore will learn, first hand about the benefits of including OFD sessions in your projects.

TEPs are intended to foster meaningful intercultural experiences, the development of transversal skills, better understanding of a specific theme such as cyberbullying, volunteering, youth and sports, etc. as well as the development of specific skills such as communicating in a foreign language. They can be stand-alone projects, or even integrated into youth exchanges, volunteering projects, and as activities in KA2 & KA3 projects.

How is it delivered?

On a Moodle platform and with synchronous video conferences

How long does it last and what is the time commitment?

10-12 hours over 6 weeks

What topics are covered?

  • What is Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange;
  • Digital Literacies
  • Online Presence
  • Challenges in VE
  • Tools for online activities
  • Learning Goals
  • Designing for Intercultural Learning
  • Task Design
  • Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Assessment
  • Open Badges
  • What are the benefits for participants?
  • Understanding of what VE is and what is required to successfully implement VE.
  • Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Badge and Youth Pass upon completion
  • Technical support for Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Moodle Platform which can be used for your TEP
  • Mentoring from Virtual Exchange experts during implementation.

Recognition of Virtual Exchange project with Erasmus+ Virtual Badge awarded to youth workers and non formal educators upon completion of training and successful implementation, and an Erasmus+ Virtual Badge for youth participants on completion of your Transnational Exchange Project (TEP).

This course is for 6 weeks and includes a blend of 3 synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions (4.5 hours) and weekly asynchronous activities on Moodle platform (5.5 hours), so 10 hours spread over the 6 weeks. The course has been designed this way to meet the needs of youth workers for flexibility.

After enrolling, you will receive options of synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions to choose from and the asynchronous work is managed at your own pace each week.

By the end of the course, you will have acquired the skills and knowlñedgde necessary to begin planning your own virtual exchange project.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

This is an online course.

Travel reimbursement

This is an online course.

Participation fee

No, this course is fully funded by the European Commision.

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Phone: +34000000000

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsBrochure Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange.pdf

Contact for questions:

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E-learning: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Training for Youth Organisations (Summer)

Dates: 1 June – 11 July 2020

Venue: Online / Virtual, Belgium – FR

Eligible are 100 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, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 17th April 2020

This training programme provides an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

General Description

This training programme provides participants with an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

  • Programme Length: 6 weeks
  • Number of Participants: max. 100
  • Age: 18 and over
  • Target Audience: Youth workers and non formal educators.

Over 6 weeks participants engage in some of the activities that characterise this type of project such as asynchronous discussions and synchronous facilitated video sessions while learning about what it takes to implement a successful project. The training requires no previous experience with Virtual Exchange.

Who is this for?

The Training for Youth Organisations is a project based learning course where youth workers from different countries and organisations collaborate to develop, draft and implement Transnational Exchange Projects (TEPs).

No previous experience is required, although trainees must be supported by a youth organisation, as an integral part of the course is creating a Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project and implementing it.

The aim of this trianing is to introduce youth workers to Virtual Exchange through project based and experiential learning.

Youth workers will also understand the requirements to successfully implement Virtual Exchange in their projects and will gain experience in the following: designing and implementing youth activities for intercultural learning, digital literacy, including communicating and collaborating online. Moreover, partipants will take part in an Online Facilitated Dialogue session (OFD), thefore will learn, first hand about the benefits of including OFD sessions in your projects.

TEPs are intended to foster meaningful intercultural experiences, the development of transversal skills, better understanding of a specific theme such as cyberbullying, volunteering, youth and sports, etc. as well as the development of specific skills such as communicating in a foreign language. They can be stand-alone projects, or even integrated into youth exchanges, volunteering projects, and as activities in KA2 & KA3 projects.

How is it delivered?

On a Moodle platform and with synchronous video conferences

How long does it last and what is the time commitment?

10-12 hours over 6 weeks

What topics are covered?

  • What is Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange;
  • Digital Literacies
  • Online Presence
  • Challenges in VE
  • Tools for online activities
  • Learning Goals
  • Designing for Intercultural Learning
  • Task Design
  • Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Assessment
  • Open Badges
  • What are the benefits for participants?
  • Understanding of what VE is and what is required to successfully implement VE.
  • Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Badge and Youth Pass upon completion
  • Technical support for Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Moodle Platform which can be used for your TEP
  • Mentoring from Virtual Exchange experts during implementation.

Recognition of Virtual Exchange project with Erasmus+ Virtual Badge awarded to youth workers and non formal educators upon completion of training and successful implementation, and an Erasmus+ Virtual Badge for youth participants on completion of your Transnational Exchange Project (TEP).

This course is for 6 weeks and includes a blend of 3 synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions (4.5 hours) and weekly asynchronous activities on Moodle platform (5.5 hours), so 10 hours spread over the 6 weeks. The course has been designed this way to meet the needs of youth workers for flexibility.

After enrolling, you will receive options of synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions to choose from and the asynchronous work is managed at your own pace each week.

By the end of the course, you will have acquired the skills and knowlñedgde necessary to begin planning your own virtual exchange project.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

This is an online course.

Travel reimbursement

This is an online course.

Participation fee

No, this course is fully funded by the European Commision.

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Phone: +34000000000

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsBrochure Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange.pdf

Contact for questions: