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Training Course: EYE Liner (Online version of the EYE Opener)

Dates: 16-25 October 2020

Venue: Online, Germany

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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 11th September 2020

In this online training course you will learn all the basics you need to organise and apply for a grant for youth exchanges in Erasmus+ YiA, with a clear focus on projects concretely involving young people from the very beginning of the process.

General Description

In this activity we concentrate on youth-adult pairings: 1 experienced adult leader + 1 or 2 young people (13-18 year-olds).

The training is built on the creation of a quality basis in youth exchanges. It also provides the space to develop concrete project ideas amongst quality partnerships, with the aim of submitting application proposals for the future Erasmus+ Youth in Action deadlines.

In light of the Covid-19 experience, this particular course will be delivered online and will explore the opportunities and challenges of youth mobility now and in the future. The residential ‘EYE Opener’ training course has been renamed and reorganised as the online ‘EYE Liner’.

Objectives:

  • to provide information on current and future Erasmus+ Youth in Action youth exchanges
  • to provide a group learning experience in the process of setting up a youth exchange project
  • to develop basic competences (skills, knowledge & 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 planning of youth exchanges

The fact that young people can take part in the training offers an entirely new dynamic to the process. Young people develop first-hand understanding of project building, through simulated youth exchange activity and the cooperation and partnership between youth leaders and young people deepens.

Some tasks are done in national groups and some in international partnership groups. A key methodological feature is enabling young people and youth leaders to work in separate groups, at times, and then bringing the groups together to share learning and ideas; in this process young people are encouraged to take the lead, thereby promoting participation and empowerment. The training provides evidence of young people’s competences in project planning, independent of youth leaders.

Programme:

This training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise, interspersed with workshops, info sessions and activities to enrich the group dynamics, ending with a Youthpass-focused evaluation. The training will comprise a framework of planned plenary sessions, involving all participants, alongside a parallel process of smaller group work, designed to deliver the training objectives in a flexible youth-centred format.

The overall programmed timetable is as follows:

Friday 16/10: evening welcome session
Saturday 17/10: a morning and an afternoon session
Sunday 18/10: 1 session (to be defined in morning or afternoon)

Wednesday 21/10: evening session
Friday 23/10: evening welcome session
Saturday 24/10: a morning and an afternoon session
Sunday 25/10: 1 session (to be defined in morning or afternoon)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Phone: +492289506224

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Katharina Erbes

E-Mail: erbes@jfemail.de

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Seminar Non-formal Learning in Higher Education: Developing Intercultural Competence

Dates: 18-22 October 2020

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey

Application deadline: 3rd October 2020

IMPORTANT Announcement: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential public health restrictions, the seminar may be held online or through a combination of online and offline activities with adjusted content and length. Details will be confirmed closer to the time of the seminar.

This seminar will be held within the long-term cooperation project called ‘Among Others’ that focuses on intercultural competence, non-formal learning and international co-operation in youth work and higher education.

General Description

The participants of long term cooperation project “Among Others – Non-formal Learning in Higher Education: Developing Intercultural Competence” are kindly invited to take part in the 6th transnational seminar from 18-22 October 2020 in Budapest, Hungary!

Context

In 2014, eight NAs sought to build upon the work undertaken in Poland to promote international projects and non-formal education to a wider sector, particularly aiming for recognition by and links with higher education, targeting future youth workers and other, closely related fields. This resulted in the creation of a series of university workshops (developed by trainers) followed by an international seminar, to reflect upon practices and the lessons learnt.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To introduce non-formal education and international cooperation into higher education;
  • To develop intercultural competence of future youth workers and teachers to improve the quality of youth work
  • To encourage the use of Erasmus+ Youth Programme in working with young people.

We prepared the seminar programme to let us all reflect on all aspects of the project from the big picture and strategic impact of the project but also to share about how Among Others were implemented both at local and national level too.

The aims of the seminar are:

  • To share the context, ideas, resources and outcomes of national project activities.
  • To identify ways of improving the recognition of Intercultural Competence (ICC) and NFL (Non-formal learning) within Higher Education.
  • To develop the project’s sustainability notably through the establishment of a network/community of practice
  • To explore the diverse uses of ICC in national contexts
  • To evaluate the 2019-2020 phase of the project

Target groups of the seminar:

  • Trainers, university lecturers and students involved in the national project activities (of the “Among Others” project);
  • Staff of higher education institutions and other providers of youth work education and training;
  • Trainers and facilitators involved in developing Intercultural Competence in non-formal education
  • National Agency representatives/coordinators of national project activities.

Participants should be available to actively attend the full duration of the seminar, motivated to prepare themselves before the seminar, aged 18+ and able to communicate and work in English.

Please be aware that all selected participants would be required to attend a preparatory online meeting prior to the seminar (preliminary date: 21st September 2020 16.00-17.30 CET).

This seminar is open to residents of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries participating in the project: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Latvia and Switzerland.

Participants should arrive at Budapest on the 18th October to attend the opening of the seminar that starts at 16.00 and depart on 22nd October (anytime). Participants will be hosted by the Hungarian NA and provided a single room.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation 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 to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme. 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:

Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organiser:

  • Dům zahraniční spolupráce / Erasmus+ Mládež

Phone: +3612371300 / 322

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Luca Pável

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu

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 Chance to update: Full-Stack Online Training Course for Youth Trainers and Facilitators

Dates: 1 June – 30 September 2020

Venue: Online, Luxembourg

Eligible are 200-500 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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 28th May 2020

A complete Training Course of Training skills and Facilitation. Made for all youth who desired to be a trainers and leaders. Best match to youth-workers and youth-leaders who dire to update their expertise to Youth Trainers and Facilitators.

General Description

A four-months practical training course dedicated to the major knowledge, skills and attitude of Youth Trainers, Youth Leaders, Business-Trainers and Facilitators working in the field of non-formal learning and Business-Education.

We work online. Each week we will have 1-2 online meetings, 2 hours each approx. You will try to really implement the best-practices during the sessions and between them. Please find the detailed plan below.

The route and a program might be adjusted in order to be more effective and bring better output for participants. We are flexible. And we are practicle.

The preliminary high-level training program plan is:

Brief intro to Youth Work and Trainers Role; (4 hrs)
Training activity as your Business, your Job and your Passion (4 hrs)
Non-formal Education: European approach, actuality (4 hrs)
Monetisation of Trainers job (6 hrs)
Importance of Erasmus+ model of Youth Work and Trainers Competences (4 hrs)
Researching your target audience; (2 hrs)
Strategic planning and detailed development of your Training Course; (6 hrs)
Youth psychology (4 hrs)
Fulfillment of your Training Course; (8 hrs)
European values in Youth Work (2 hrs)
Presentation of the ideas, Body Language of Trainer; (4 hrs)
Influencing the audience; (6 hrs)
Secrtets of the group dynamic; (6 hrs)
Time-management for Youth Trainer; (4 hrs)
Getting Things Done; (4 hrs)
Engaging and Entertaining the audience (6)
Dealing with crisis and challenging behavior (6)
How to sell your training skills to the clients (4)
How to be charismatic and make people like you (6)
How to detect lie (4)
Smaller topics and questions (up to 6 hrs)
Informal Learning Impact: You also will learn the art of non-formal education, self-organisation, technical and logistical details. You will practice the teambuilding activities as a real youth-leader.

Whom this Training Course designed for: (the participant profile):

  • Junior Youth Workers, working the field of non-formal learning and youth work and desired to update own professional level;
  • Mid- and Senior- Youth Workers who need to provide more training activities with groups;
  • Skilled trainers, who look for new inspiration and meeting with peers, as far as learn, how to earn money as a Trainer;
  • Facilitators and future facilitators, working the field of non-formal learning and youth work, who want to learn and perfect the art of facilitation;
    Working language: English.

Training Team:

Our Lead-trainer is one of the best Youth-trainers and Business-trainers in Europe, working as YT since 1999, who conducted more than 15 000 hours of Training Activities alone and with co-trainers, the TED and TEDx Speakers trainer, AGILE coach and SCRAM-facilitator:

A hi-skilled youth-trainers from Hungary, Italy, Denmark and Great-Britain will join our course with some specific topics.

How will we work:

We will have one or two on-line conferences each week, We will join by Google-Hangouts, Zoom Youtube, and poossibly will use other applications for video-conferencing. You have to book an empty room in your place to be able to move, speak and practice all exercises during the Course sessions.

What exactly will you need to do:

1) You apply to the Course by filling the Application formhere, on Salto-Youth website.

2) Get the invitation letter with further instuctions

3) Join the FB-page that is used for organisational questions and feedback.

4) Attend the course for free;

5) Get the life-long follow-up support (Information, Materials, Further courses for free)

6) Learn about additional hi-valuable sessions of the course with limited amount of participants avilable – and attend them;

Our sponsors are: International Youth Training Center “DiGrease’s Buffoon Theatre” (Warsaw, Poland), European Youth Development Agency (Luxembourg), Erasmus+ Youth Programme; “TED/TEDx” , Free-lance business trainer Aliaksej Burnosenka (vargan@tut.by), US Embassy Belarus.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

European Youth Development Agency – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • International Youth Training Center “DiGrease’s Buffoon Theatre” – Youth NGO
  • TED/TEDx
  • Free-lance business trainer Aliaksej Burnosenka

Phone: +352 24873962

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Emma Graph

E-Mail: emma.graph@protonmail.com

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Training Course Solidarity: keep on training

Dates: 2-7 September 2020

Venue: Spain

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 6th July 2020

Solidarity: keep on training is a training course that aims to bring together trainers that are interested to develop their competence to approach solidarity in their future events.

General Description

The vision of the training course is to have an event for trainers, educators (youth workers) that wants to better understand solidarity and how to approach it in different learning settings.

Objectives:

The event is design for 4 full working days (3 – 6 of September 2020) with the following learning objectives:

  • To explore the concept of solidarity in youth work
  • To analyse the implementation of the solidarity concept in different learning environment
  • To offer a practical space to test tools and methodologies that address solidarity
  • To create a network of trainers on solidarity
  • To enhance the European Solidartiy Corps program as a tool to work on solidarity

Methodology:

The methodology of the training course is based on the principles of non-formal learning. It includes:

  • role playing,
  • debates,
  • group work,
  • study case and others.

A draft version of the agenda is attached to the call.

Target group:

This training is designed for trainers and youth workers. The events wants to reach out to people that are facilitators of learning processes and which wants to address solidarity in their work.

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:

European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

  • Spanish National Agency (Instituto de la Juventud de España / Spanish Institute for Youth

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Keep on Training.pdf

Contact for questions:

Romina Matei

E-Mail: romina.matei@iz.or.at

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E-learning YOCOMO: ETS online course on competence-based development for youth workers

Dates: 30 June – 31 August 2020

Venue: Online, Germany

Eligible are unlimited number of 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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 22nd June 2020

ATTENTION: even though there is a deadline due to the system behind these calls, the course is already open! Join it here. You will be redirected to Canvas online platform to register for the course.

This is a Massive Open Online Course for youth workers willing to explore ways for competence-based development. Anyone can join and learn free of charge at any time.

General Description

Course Objectives

  • To discover what a competence-based approach is and its applicability in the context of international youth work.
  • To introduce the European Training Strategy competence model for youth workers working internationally and to link it to your personal youth work practice.
  • To explore competence self-assessment tools.
  • To discover ways and tools for professional development.

Structure of the Course

The course is structured into 5 thematic modules:

Module 1: Introduction to the course
Module 2: A competence-based approach in international youth work
Module 3: The ETS Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally
Module 4: Tools for competence self-assessment.
Module 5: Using the competence model for professional development.

Each module is structured into 5-6 sessions offering different interactive learning content online, which is uploaded to the Canvas MOOC hosting platform. Participants learn through animated videos, pre-recorded video interviews and some educational texts.

Each module will require 1-4 hours to complete the activities.

The first 2 modules will be open from the first week of the course and every week there will be a new module opened.

Facilitators

Laimonas Ragauskas – Laimonas lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as a facilitator in the field of non-formal learning and training for various youth work organisations as well as local and European institutions.

Nerijus Kriauciunas – Nerijus lives in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as a freelancer delivering international training activities in the youth work field at local and European levels.

Snežana Bačlija Knoch – Snežana is an educational consultant in non-formal education and youth work field at local and European levels, as well as certified youth worker.

DEADLINE and SELECTION: Please note that although a deadline of 30 June is indicated because of the system of the European Training Calendar, the course is already online and will be so until 30 June 2020. Participants can join in until that time. There is no selection process as such.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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Travel reimbursement

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Participation fee

This Course is free of charge

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic

E-Mail: gisele@salto-youth.net

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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.