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Training Course Creating Space: A Digital Future with Ethics in Mind. A training for multipliers* of formal and non-formal educational work

Dates: 16-20 April 2020

Venue: Krzyżowa, Poland

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Germany, Poland, Ukraine

Application deadline: 27th March 2020

Democracy between a hashtag#, likes and Hatespeech: Virtual space is part of our lives, it has been added, and political and democratic education must begin today on the smartphone. But how? Join our Training on media literacy and digital ethics!

General Description

The current developments are leaving us shaken and it is time to react. Virtual space is part of our lives, it has not been replaced, but has been added, and political and democratic education must begin today on the smartphone.

Creating Space: A Digital Future with Ethics in Mind. A training for multipliers of formal and non-formal educational work

What is it about?

The current developments in Europe are shocking: We must finally understand that political education and media education must go hand in hand, otherwise democracy will soon blow up in our faces.

Hate-Speech and Fake News threatens democracy. The Krzyżowa Foundation, together with the Berghof Foundation and the Kreisau-Initiative e. V., is organizing a German-Polish-Ukrainian project which sees the clear need for action to expand media skills to include digital media ethics competence, because current information and education addressing media is no longer enough for taking responsible action in the digital society.

The main focus of the training is learn about and to gain applicable knowledge of teaching methods that promote the awareness of digital values and empower youth to stand up against hate speech on the Internet through value-based work. The workshop will introduce participants to a tool kit of methods aimed at strengthening the personalities of youth, enabling self-reflection, promoting empathy, and dealing with diversity in order to apply the concepts and methods to their own work with youths.

During the training, methods are developed and modified by the participants which are applied in the international education projects with young people and which the multipliers can use in their local youth work. The participants have the possibility to share their knowledge, to develop their own methods and to discuss and modify them together in the group so that they can be published under their own name in a digital toolbox.
The project language is English.

Who?
We invite youth workers, educators, teachers, and multipliers of youth work from Germany, Poland, and Ukraine.

Organizer: The Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe

Project partner: Kreisau-Initiative e.V., Berghof Foundation

Co-financing: Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Participation fee (covers accommodation, full board and all programme activities): Participants from Germany: 50 EUR/ Poland: 35 EUR/ Ukraine: 25 EUR

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs:

  • For participants from Germany and Ukraine can be remburs up to 100 Euro person
  • for participants from Poland up to 35 EUR per person of economy class travel costs

Participation fee

Participation fee (covers accommodation, full board and all programme activities): Participants from Germany: 50 EUR/ Poland: 35 EUR/ Ukraine: 25 EUR

Application

 

Organiser:

Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe

Phone: +4917624902117

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Digital future with ethic in mind.pdf

Contact for questions:

Charlotte Lohmann

E-Mail: charlotte.lohmann@krzyzowa.org.pl

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Training Course POWER:  Project factory for Empowerment of Young People In & After Imprisonment

Dates: 19-25 April 2020

Venue: Jurmala, Latvia

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

Application deadline: 22nd March 2020

Training programme for staff members of closed institutions (detention services, prisons), probation centres, NGO’s to explore non-formal learning and develop common European Solidarity Corps & Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects involving young people.

General Description

Training programme has following objectives:

  •  To provide time and space for sharing good practices and methodologies on social inclusion from participants’ experience and daily work with young people in or after imprisonment
  •  To give an opportunity to define the role and place for non-formal learning in work with young people in or after imprisonment

  •  To establish new partnerships and networks on national and international level for further collaborations
  •  To develop concrete project ideas that can be implemented under European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ Youth Programme

The methodology of the project factory is based on the fundamental principles of non-formal education.

An essential element of the methodology is based on the holistic nature of the learning experience, through methods that involve not only cognitive or intellectual approaches but also covering the behavioural and attitudinal ones.

The diversity of working methods (presentations, open space technology, design thinking, energizers, individual reflection, technical project management, feedback techniques, teamwork, etc.) will make more sense than ever in order to better illustrate the meaning of non-formal learning and support youth empowerment in and after imprisonment.

Profile of participants:

  •  Staff members of closed institutions like detention services, prisons etc. (social workers, psychologists, project coordinators, youth workers, etc.) and probation services who work with young people on a daily basis
  •  NGO members working or willing to work in closed institutions
  •  Able to work in English
  •  Aged 18+
  • Ready and able to take part in the training programme for its all duration

Participants are invited to apply in tandems or individually to foster cooperation and mutual support in implementation of common projects aiming at empowering young people in and after imprisonment. Participants will be provided the mentoring support during and after the training course.

After the training course partnerships are expected to develop and submit project application within the European Solidarity corps and Erasmus+ programme. By applying for a training course participants commit themselves to cooperate in the development of a project application.

Training in April is followed by practical phase as individual/team work in participants organisations with mentoring support from trainers in the development of a project applications.

The language of the training course will be English.

Trainers: Natalya Gudakovska and Federica Milano.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme 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

Please contact your NA or SALTO (EECA) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency for International Programs for Youth in Latvia – National Agency

Phone: +371 67356258

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Jana Priedniece

E-Mail: jana.priedniece@jaunatne.gov.lv

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: EYE Opener in Sweden

Dates: 29 June – 3 July 2020

Venue: Malmö, Sweden

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 26th April 2020

EYE Opener offers an international learning experience to young people and practitioners active in youth work, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

General Description

In this training course, you will learn all the basics you need to organise and apply for a grant for youth exchanges in Erasmus+ Youth Programme. In this activity we focus on youth-adult pairing: 1 experienced adult leader (over 18 years old) + 1 or 2 youth (15-18 years old).

Target group

Max 40 participants (aiming at between 12 and 18 pairing groups).

1 Adult Leader (over 18 years old) who deals directly with the young people and is committed to engaging in the future development of a youth exchange in partnership with the young persons. Two leaders could attend if mixed (male/female) or where national legislation requires this (after agreement with the sending National Agency).

1 to 2 Young People: between 15-18 years old
Both youth workers and young people will be expected to communicate in English.

General Description

The aim of the training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

The training relies on setting the basis of quality in youth exchanges. It will also provide the space to develop concrete project ideas among quality partnerships, targeting at submitting application proposals for the coming Erasmus+ Youth Programme deadlines.

Objectives:

  • to provide information on Erasmus+ Youth Programme youth exchanges
  • to provide a group learning experience in the process of setting up a youth exchange project
  • to develop basic skills, knowledge and attitudes to organise a youth exchange
  • to understand non-formal learning and young people’s participation in learning
  • to explore the role of a group leader in young people’s learning process
  • to enhance the active participation of young people in the planning of youth exchanges
  • to offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries
  • to promote equal-footed partnerships among young people and organisations

The fact that young people can take part in the training gives a whole new dynamic to the process. Young people get first-hand knowledge on project building and the cooperation between youth leaders and young people gets better.

Some tasks are done in national groups, some in young people / youth leader groups and results are compared. The training shows evidence on young people’s competences in project planning on their own.

Programme:

This training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise which is interspersed with workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics and ends with an evaluation. The travel days are the 29th of June and 4th of July.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

The Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society – National Agency

Phone: +46 10-160 10 74

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack EYE Opener Sweden.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lars Nilsson

E-Mail: lars.nilsson@mucf.se

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: The Confusion of Inclusion

Dates: 1-5 June 2020

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 17th April 2020

There are many barriers to inclusion that present themselves across Europe. we will go beyond the confusion, and create a space to equip participants with non-formal learning tools to foster inclusion within their work with young people.

General Description

The essence of the training course is to equip participants with non-formal learning tools to foster inclusion within their work with young people with fewer opportunities.

The idea of the training is:

To explore how professionals from the youth field directly working with young people with fewer opportunities can promote inclusion within their practice. We will share non-formal tools that allow participants to promote social inclusion with young people with fewer opportunities.

There will be an introduction to non-formal learning tools that can be used by youth workers committed to fostering a culture that embraces the values of diversity and inclusiveness within their communities and their target groups.

On completion of this training, participants will gain a toolbox for promoting social inclusion within their scope of work and influence. Participants will gain an understanding and knowledge of the “7 Pillars of Inclusion” and get equipped with tools to transmit this model into their everyday work.

Participants will gain an understanding of inclusive youth work within Europe and specifically in Ireland by attending interactive workshops, platforms for dialogue and questions, study visits and meetings with key representatives from the youth sector active in Irish society. Allowing participants to explore how inclusion is promoted within these services.

The main objectives of the training are:

(1) To develop an understanding of what an inclusive society might look like with the knowledge of different approaches across Europe.

(2) To look into the challenges of promoting inclusion through case studies, brainstorming and share youth workers experiences on ways to best overcome them.

(3) To become enhanced in the field of non-formal learning (NFL) and to understand the main principles of NFL. Creating and finding tools that can be used to promote inclusion.

(4) To lay the basis for meaningful and cohesive relationships across Europe. Using the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes as a platform to promote inclusion and future collaboration opportunities for youth workers and young people.

Please note the arrival day will be 1st June.

Departure will be the morning of the 6th June.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Leargas – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Salto T&C (SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: +35318871202

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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: All you need is LEARN

Dates: 11-16 May 2020

Venue: Oldenburg, Germany

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 14th March 2020

Non-formal learning is the rock in European youth work. We will set out on a learning journey and you are invited to join us!

General Description

Non-formal learning (NFL) is a planned process, in which the individual decides to participate on a voluntary basis. This type of learning is not a part of formal education, but it should nonetheless be properly prepared.

NFL was recognised as one of the top priorities in the EU Youth Strategy and has been supported by the Youth in Action and Erasmus+ programme for the last 20 years. In this time Youthpass and Key Competences were developed to support the recognition and validation of the outcomes of the NFL.

When planning a learning process for your young participants there are many elements to consider. The concept of learning in youth work is still developing and we believe it needs to be better understood. If you are interested in non-formal learning and want to explore the learning in youth work, then this training course might be for you; come and learn how to rock in European youth work!

Aims and objectives

The aim of the training course is to help participants to develop competences to facilitate diverse and meaningful non-formal learning processes in international youth work.

This training course will focus on three major pillars:

  • The importance of non-formal learning in youth work. Participants will be able to develop a better understanding of NFL concept, learn new methods and reflect on the role of Youthpass.
  • The importance of recognising yourself as a learner. Participants will be able to reflect on their own learning process and in this way become more aware of different learning preferences and needs in your youth work
  • The importance of the supporting role of the youth worker. Participants will be able to reflect on their own competences as a youth worker and on how to create a proper learning environment for young people.

Approach and content

On the training course we will use different kind of methodology. It will be a mixture of guided exercises and tasks for the participants with extensive time for discussion and reflection. These activities will either be done individually, in pairs or groups, depending on the purpose of the activity.

Part of the methodology will be organised as a self-directed learning, where participants will be encouraged to search for their own learning possibilities and take responsibility for their own learning process.

As the training follows a purely nоn-fоrmal learning apprоach, sessiоns will be based on diffеrеnt crеativе participatоry methоds and a learning-by-doing where we learn from ourselves and from each other and create this experience together.

For whom?

  • Everyone working directly with youth, who wants to develop their understanding and skills of non-formal learning and the learning aspect in youth work
  • Newcomers in the field of non-formal learning; no previous experience needed, just an open mind to explore, share and learn.
  • Youth workers who have experience with international youth work and non-formal learning, and want to further develop their competences.
  • Learners who are at least 18 years old and have a good level of English to be able to actively participate.
  • Everyone who is curious to explore the topic and open to share skills and learning with international colleagues.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • The Finnish National Agency for Education – EDUFI
  • Injuve (ES) – National Agency
  • Agency of International Youth Cooperation (LT) – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme_All you need is learn.pdf

Contact for questions:

Rita Bergstein

E-Mail: bergstein@jfemail.de

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 Rise Quality! Developing a Training for European Youth Group Leaders

Dates: 10-18 May 2020

Venue: Stará Ľubovňa, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: France, Germany, Lithuania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 10th April 2020

Traning for youth work professionals who train volunteer youth group leaders and/or accompany international youth exchanges. It aims to bring forward a high quality standard by developing a common training program for international youth group leader

General Description

Rise Quality! is a Traning for youth work professionals who train volunteer youth group leaders and/or accompany international youth exchanges. It aims to bring forward a high quality standard by developing a common training program for international youth group leader, further

  • bring forward a high quality standard in international youth work by developing a common training program for international youth group leaders to make sure international leader teams are on the same level;
  • acknowledge the young volunteer‘s engagement and time spent and make the engagement in youth group facilitation more attractive;
  • develop the basis for a future Strategic Partnership under Key Action 2.

For who: Youth Workers with experience and/or interest in international youth work. The aim is a mixed-age group of professionals who have an idea about which training content and methods are necessary/obligatory for volunteer youth group leaders. There is a total number of 16 participants – four of each participating organization. The training is open to participants who are residents of France, Germany, Lithuania or Slovakia.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs for accomodation and food is covered by the Erasmus+ funding.

We will stay in our local hostel in Stará Ľubovňa. Simple boarding, 4-Bed rooms, common toilets and showers separatly for ladies and men, fully equipped kitchen/dining room

Food: We will provide all food. Breakfast: in accomodation (participants will prepare it for themself), Lunch and Dinner: in a restaurant

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are reimbursed by the funding up to the amount of:

  • 275€/participant (from France, Germany, Lithuania 500- 1999km)
  • 20€/participant (from Slovakia 10-99km)

Ask your local organisation for advise and support for the planning and booking.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Asociácia CVC SR

Co-organisers:

  • Kindervereinigung Leipzig e.V. – Youth NGO
  • Centres d’Entrainement aux methodes d’Education Active – Others
  • Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre – Youth NGO

Phone: +4934192607353

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Babette Pohle

E-Mail: pohle.b@kv-leipzig.de