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PBA NE(E)T working: find partners to make your inclusive youth work more international

Dates: 3-7 November 2019

Venue: Prague, Czech Republic

Eligible are max 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, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 22nd September 2019

This training course will give time and space to share and gain knowledge and skills on how to work strategically with young people in NEET situation, how to cooperate to use Erasmus+ Youth Programme and European Solidarity Corps as a tool in youth work.

General Description

“Often we do our work and would never imagine that there are other youth workers working with similar issues and similar groups of youngsters. Sometimes we think on where to get new ideas and inspiration to continue our work with young people.

We invite you to attend this training to meet other colleagues from around Europe and find out about their experiences, share your practice, get new ideas, inspiration for your work with young people in NEET situation. ”Natasha Gudakovska and Paul Kloosterman (Trainers of the training course in 2018)

This training course will bring together professionals working with young people in NEET situation and those working in organizations which offer young people international youth work opportunities (especially through Erasmus+ Youth / European Solidarity Corps).

The TC will give time and space to participants to share and gain knowledge and skills on how to work strategically with young people in NEET situation, how to use Erasmus+ Youth Programme and other international youth work possibilities as a tool in their work and to find a way into trustworthy partnerships on national and international level and good quality projects.

There are many young people, who due to their life situation miss out the opportunities that are often promoted as open for all. Those are the young people who might in many ways be the ones who benefit the most from a possibility to be involved together with their peers from other countries in an international project or voluntary activity.

The main objectives of the training:

  • To understand the different concepts of young people in NEET situation on international level;
  • To understand the different realities of young people in NEET situation in the involved countries;
  • To understand how Erasmus+ Youth / European Solidarity Corps can be used to include young people in NEET situation (incl real examples with highs and lows of the work);
  • To know tools to work with young people in NEET situation within Erasmus +/ ESC framework;
  • To develop partnerships to implement Erasmus+ / ESC projects both on international and national level;
  • To find ways to work more strategically and in cooperation with other organizations to involve young people in international youth work.

Participants:

This activity is for youth or social workers or educators working with the above mentioned target group, and who are interested and motivated to get their young people involved in international youth work. We also welcome people who already have experienced in international youth work.

Priority will be given to following participants:

  • coming from these countries: Latvia , Estonia, Czech Republic, Austria, United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Romania and France;
  • knowing the overall aim and strategy of the SPI NEET (contact your NA to get familiar with this)
  • participating in national events organized within the SPI NEET (not obligatory)

Background

This training course is organized in the strategic partnership on Inclusion between NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth program. The main objective of this partnership is to improve and increase the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in the program, in line with the Erasmus+ Inclusion and Diversity Strategy in field of youth. This partnership fosters sustainable engagement and capacity building of organizations either already working with young people with fewer opportunities in international activities through Erasmus+ Youth or those organizations planning to do so.

An important part of an international cooperation is a strong partnership of organizations, especially when it comes to involvement of young people with fewer opportunities. It is important to cooperate with trustful partners both in your own country and abroad to make sure that young people taking part in an international project get support according to their abilities and needs. It is also important to know the young people you and your partners work with and the realities in your partner countries.

Please, notice!

After selection of the participants, the NAs should prepare their participants regarding E+ and ESC programmes and their opportunities.

Selected participants should also be aware of the SPI NEET and its basic strategy.

During the training participants will introduce the overall strategy of their organizations related to the inclusion of young people in the NEET situation (not particular projects only).

Team

The TC will be developed in an international team of NA’s and trainers, Henk Persyn and Maja Drobne

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:

Dům zahraniční spolupráce – Centre for International cooperation in education/ Czech National Agency for the Erasmus + Youth and European Solidarity Corps program – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • UK National Agency – National Agency
  • Latvian National Agency – National Agency

Phone: +420221850940

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule NEET working.pdf

Contact for questions:

Martina Horváthová

E-Mail: martina.horvathova@dzs.cz

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: Transformation of Soft Skills

Dates: 1-8 November 2019

Venue: Treviso, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The development and recognition of soft skills is one of the priority of European Commission educational programmes, including Erasmus+, and youth work in Europe.

General Description

Transformation of Soft Skills” aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

The project is built up in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Programme in the youth field;

  • improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market.
  • Additionally, it will be promoted active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people and enhance the international dimension of youth activities and enhance the capacity of youth workers and organisations in their support for young people.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • The maximum travel limit for all eligible countries is: 275 Euro.

Participation fee

30 Euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Centro educativo di progettazione e hosting internazionale (CEPHI) – Youth NGO

Phone: +34692415557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Transformation of soft skills.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zek Dundar

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

Bonn Marktplatz

Training Course: Countering the Radicalisation of Young People (German speaking training course)

Dates: 13-19 October 2019

Venue: Ev.Jugendbildungs- und Begegnungsstätte Hirschluch, Germany

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

The fact that young people develop differently from social expectations is normal from a developmental and sociological point of view. During the training course we want to deal with the radical attitudes of young people.

General Description

Background: The fact that young people behave differently from social expectations is normal in terms of developmental psychology and sociology.

They question what is socially recognized, distance themselves from current social conditions, and embark on a search for their own identity and life plan. This questioning of the status quo by young people turns out to be more or less “radical”.

In the context of youth work, a distinction between security policy, preventive and educational aspects is all the more necessary. As with many other social issues, youth work must not be allowed to be taken up simply as a duty. Rather, youth work must clearly focus on its pedagogical work, which in principle is directed at all children and young people and young adults.

Develop an attitude: During the training, the experts work out and reflect on the causes, handling and effects of radicalisation tendencies among young people and agree on an attitude with which they want to counter them.

Learning methods: Participants should become familiar with methods and strategies that focus on communicating the basic common values of our society. The aim of these is to counteract radicalisation tendencies among young people and to avoid them.

Exchange experiences: The participants’ many years of experience from their work in the youth field make it possible to include different perspectives and problems. There will be room for the exchange of current developments, challenges and examples of good practice.

New project ideas can be developed and joint opportunities for action and shaping can be expanded.

Involving young people: The views and opinions of young people are essential and must be perceived first and foremost. That is why we follow an unusual training approach and will include it in our work processes and discussions in order to enable an ongoing dialogue at eye level between young people and specialists.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • Germany: 10-99 km: 20.00 EUR
  • Austria: 100-499 km: 180.00 EUR
  • Luxemburg, Italy : 500-1999 km: 275.00 EUR

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugendhilfe und Sozialarbeit e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 (0) 3361 7477740

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Countering the Radicalisation of Young People.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sebastian Redlich

E-Mail: s.redlich@jusev.de

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Training Course: Be Initiative!

Dates: 27 November – 1 December 2019

Venue: Prague, Czech Republic

Eligible are 30 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

Application deadline: 30th September 2019

Do you have a project idea in your mind? Do you want to turn your idea into reality? Join “Be Initiative” training and learn how to contribute to creating a world you want to live in. Meet inspiring people, create projects and get support along the way.

General Description

”Be Initiative!“ is a training course aiming at empowering young people in turning their innovative ideas into action. It is for those who have an idea in mind and are looking for support in making it happen.

We will explore different ways of possible active engagement both on personal and community level, business and non-profit. You will learn various project design tools and methods, meet successful entrepreneurs and project leaders and have an opportunity to clarify what are the steps you need to take to bring your project to life. Part of the training course will also be focused on Transnational Youth Initiatives of the programme Erasmus+ which will give you an insight to possible international project opportunities.

Objectives

  • To explore different dimensions of entrepreneurship competence – both personal and community level; business and non-profit;
  • To provide participants with mentoring and support regarding their individual project ideas;
  • To equip participants with tools to evaluate and develop ideas into successful projects;
  • To provide knowledge on Transnational Youth Initiatives in the frame of the Erasmus+ programme as a possible tool for international cooperation;
  • To create space for networking and encourage participants to create international partnerships.

Target Group

The training is for the participants who:

  • are between 18 and 30 years old;
  • would like to start a smaller-scale project, either non-profit, business or other;
  • are interested in Erasmus+ opportunities, namely Transnational Youth Initiatives;
  • are committed to attend the training for the full duration;
  • are able to communicate in English;
  • are from an eligible country.

Programme of the Course

The exact content of the training will be specified based on the needs of selected participants, who will receive a programme schedule before the training.

What you can expect:

  • Project development tools
  • Idea pitching
  • Mapping your own resources and personal strengths
  • Site visit of an enterprise
  • Living Library with guest entrepreneurs and project leaders
  • Information on international funding and learning opportunities

Training Timeline

Wednesday 27th November is the arrival day. You will need to arrive at the venue in Prague latest 5 pm as we will be starting the programme in the early evening. From 28th to 30th November we will have three full days dedicated to the programme of the training. 1st December, Sunday is the departure day. All the other days are for your projects to flourish.

About the Trainers

The training is delivered by Klára Berg and Kateřina Martínková, trainers from the Czech Republic.

Klára helps young people to be active. As a non-formal education trainer she has been covering mainly political participation, activism, NGOs and volunteering. She believes in the power of non-formal education, social justice, human rights and environmental protection.

Katerina is a trainer, facilitator, youth worker, coach and co-founder of an NGO Brno Connected (CZ). She has more than 10 years experience with non-formal education and experiential learning, both on local and international level, currently focusing on implementing personal development and coaching into non-formal education.

Since 2015 she has been designing and delivering international projects within Erasmus+ programme, focusing on topics of communication, cooperation, creativity, personal responsibility and sustainable entrepreneurship.

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:

Erasmus+ Youth, National Agency – Czech Republic

Phone: +420 733 125 974

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Veronika Ďaďová

E-Mail: veronika.dadova@dzs.cz

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.

The Hague, Cats Heuvel

Training Course: Storytelling & Storyweaving, join in!

Dates: 24-27 October 2019

Venue: Den Haag, Netherlands

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Netherlands

Application deadline: 27th September 2019

ATTENTION: Dutch speaking seminar!

Training on storytelling and storyweaving: how to tell and collect powerful international stories and inspire other young people to go international?

General Description

This training course is in Dutch language, only open to participants from Belgium-FL and the Netherlands.

This training course focuses on the power of storytelling. What makes an international experience so powerful? The target group are Flemish and Dutch young people who had an international experience who want to collect, share and weave stories to inspire other young people to participate in an international project. As a network of storyweavers they support both National Agencies in promoting international projects to young people.

The final goal of the training course will be for every participant to at least have finalized one complete story and learned tools on how to collect and share stories in the future, too.

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Het Storytelling & Storyweaving-traject begon eigenlijk in mei, maar er is een (zeldzame) mogelijkheid om in te stromen in de tweede helft! Dit betreft het tweede internationale weekend, van 24 tot 27 oktober in Den Haag. Het programma is als volgt:

Donderdag de 24e: aankomst van de nieuwe deelnemers
Vrijdag 25 oktober: 1-daagse training Storyweaving voor nieuwe deelnemers. ‘s Avonds arriveren de deelnemers die al sinds het begin van het project (mei dit jaar) betrokken zijn.
Zaterdag 26 + zondag 27 oktober: training Storytelling.

Meer weten?
Neem contact op met Thomas thomas.gits@jint.be (Vlaanderen) of Marlou m.saris@nji.nl (Nederland).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all accommodation, meals and programme costs are covered by the Belgian-FL and Dutch NA.

Travel reimbursement

Only the travel costs to both venues are to be paid by the participants. Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details.

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:

NJi, NA Netherlands – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Jint, NA Belgium-Flanders – National Agency

Phone: +31302306339

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marlou Saris

E-Mail: m.saris@nji.nl

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

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Training course Conflict Resolution: Move fast and Say Yes

Dates: 15–22 September 2019

Venue: Kobuleti, Georgia

Eligible are 2 participants coming from: Greece

and Involves 32 participants coming from: Germany, Greece, Italy, France, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan

Application deadline: 10th September 2019

Final call for participants!

Training course “Conflict Resolution – Move fast and Say Yes” is an Erasmus+ project which aims to develop and promote intercultural competences.

General Description

Training course “Conflict Resolution – Move fast and Say Yes” is an Erasmus+ project which aims to develop and promote intercultural competences through diversity management skills for youth work in multi-cultural environments with high conflict risks; encourage participants to see diversity as an opportunity for value creation and cooperation;

Training course will help participants to develop conflict management skills that can help in addressing conflicts internal to an organization, either between individuals or departments without violence.

Overall objectives of the project are:

• Equip participants with interpersonal communication and negotiation skills to create more effective outcomes in conflict situations.

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

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

• to promote solidarity, empathy and tolerance

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

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

Results

All partners will publish information about the project using Internet resources. All the participating organizations will use their contacts in order to ensure a wide dissemination of the results of the project:

The action plan of the network, mission and vision statement of it, the experience they’ve gained, the information they’ve acquired, important details that impressed them, manual created by the project participants` photos, videos, an importance of the activities, they’ve been part of.

They will also try to encourage other civic society representatives to take part and develop projects via the Erasmus+.

After returning home the participants will organize an informational meeting with local youngsters, and share their experience and knowledge about the topic of the project.

The training course is addressed to people who:

• ages 18+

• Gender balance between the participants should be respected during the completing of group.

• Participants of the project are required to know and be able to communicate in English as it`s declared as the working language of the project.

• Recommended for Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth Policy Makers

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this project, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, within following limits:

Greece: 265 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 30 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Student Youth Council – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18, NEANIKI EKSELIXI 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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Training Course – Professional Development Opportunity for Youth Workers: Theatre and movement methods for facilitating learning

Dates: 5-8 November 2019

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

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

Application deadline: 18th September 2019

This is a training course for youth workers on using movement in drama techniques in working with young people. The training will explore the challenges and benefits of ‘body work’ and its application in a youth work context.

General Description

This is a four day training focusing on using body movement as a method in engaging and working with young people. The aim of the training is to support youth workers in understanding how to use different body movement and drama techniques for facilitating learning and personal development when working with diverse groups of young people.

Objectives of the training is as follows:

  • To support young peoples physical and mental health and wellbeing through the medium of drama.
  • To understand and implement different body movement methodologies that will support social inclusion amongst the groups of young people participants work with.
  • To be able to provide tools for youth workers to create a safe and supportive space for young peoples self expression.
  • To explore the benefits and challenges of using these methods in your work with young people.
  • To provide a space for youth workers to learn more about Erasmus+ in a youth work context.

Methdologies used:

A number of different non- formal methodologies will be used throughout the training, examples include; drama, dance improvisation, improv theatre, reflective practice and group work. It is encouraged that participants come to the training with an open mind and are willing to engage in all aspects of the programme.

Participants:

This is a training for youth workers working with young people on a regular basis. We hope that participants selected will be able to apply the skills and methodologies learned back to their organisations and also with the groups of young people they work with.

In terms of experience, this training is for participants with little or no experience in drama and body movement. Applicants with more experience are welcomed, however are required to know that the training will be focusing at a beginners level.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: +35318871229

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Petar Dukic

E-Mail: pdukic@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.