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Training Course. Cherry on the cake. Slovenia

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Training Course Cherry on the cake: Youth exchange in the context of a long term work with groups of young people

Dates: 6 October – 1 December 2020

Venue: Online and residential training course, Slovenia

Eligible are 20 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, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 20th July 2020

IMPORTANT Announcement: We are following the development of the situation related to the spreading of Corona virus (COVID-19). At the moment, we are proceeding with the preparations for the event as planned. If the circumstances continue or worsen in the next weeks/months, the participants will be informed about the potential cancellation of the event in due time

Long term online and offline Training course. Would you like to discover what makes a Youth Exchange the “Cherry on the cake”? Are you willing to discover the long term work with other youth workers?

General Description

If you have already led a Youth Exchange -at least once- you probably know that it can be a life-changing experience for the participating young people. Not only that, organising a Youth Exchange with partners from other countries has the potential to upgrade your local youth work practice, and take it to the “next level”.

With Cherry on the cake 2020 we would like to offer you a special journey. An opportunity to discover long term work with groups as first hand experience. With focus on preparatory phase and follow-up activities, which will be implemented online to support residential training course. The whole process is designed as holistic approach to youth exchanges and it can also offer a simulation of phases in youth exchanges.

Training course Cherry on the cake consists of 3 phases: (see detailed description in downloaded file)

1. Preparatory activities

Online meetings (6, 8, 15 and 27. 10. 2020) with individual and group work in between.

2. Residential training

2. 6. 11.2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia

3. Online follow up activities

Tuesday, 17.11. and 1.12.2020

Aim and Objectives

The aim of the training course is to deepen the understanding of the potential and possibilities of a Youth Exchange as a tool for non-formal learning in long-term work with young people.

The training concept has been developed as a means for systematic support for organisations working with young people from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the West Balkan region, who already have the basic understanding and experience in Youth Exchanges. The TC is also an opportunity for contact making and partnership building.

The course has been developed by the Slovenian NA and SALTO SEE RC and has been running on a yearly basis since 2012, each year being revised and improved.

Objectives of the programme are to:

  • Explore the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a Youth Exchange.
  • Explore the potential of Youth Exchanges for motivation, learning and empowerment in long term work with young people.
  • Identify the challenges of international setting a Youth Exchange brings and reflect on how to approach them.
    Increase the participants’ understanding of the importance of involving young people in all phases of a Youth Exchange and the tailoring it according to their needs.
    Online activity will focus on several aspects of this objective:
    a.support to involvement of young people from local level activities to international setting
    b.specific challenges of local/international youth work in current reality (post COVID out break situation);
    c.the unclear modality of youth exchanges in next generation of Youth Programme;
    Increase the participants’ understanding of the role of a Youth Leader in all phases of a Youth Exchange.
    Develop participants’ competences to recognise the potential for learning in all phases of a Youth Exchange and support the learning processes of everyone involved.

Target Group

The training course aims to bring together 20 participants from the Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Western Balkan Partner Countries who:

  • Work with young people on a regular basis (youth workers, youth leaders…);
  • Have implemented at least one Youth Exchange within the Erasmus+ Programme as a youth leader;
  • Are ready for long term commitment to this Training course;
  • Are interested in leading Youth Exchanges in the future and build quality partnership;
  • Are interested in integrating digital approaches and tools in their work with young people in Youth Exchanges;
  • Are capable of working in English;
  • Are at least 18 years old.

The training course will be run by two trainers with extensive experience in the field.

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

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) 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

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

Movit, Slovenian NA – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Salto SEE – (SALTO Resource Centre – South East Europe)

Phone: + 386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Cherry on the cake.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lea Kovič

E-Mail: lea.kovic@movit.si

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: Embracing Conflict and Diversity

Dates: 25 July – 2 August 2020

Venue: Pierias area, Greece

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain

Application deadline: 22nd June 2020

Would you like to improve your work by learning more about conflict management and diversity? Then this is a great opportunity for you! “Embracing Conflict & Diversity” will take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2020 (including travel dates) in Greece.

General Description

Would you like to improve your work by learning more about conflict management and diversity? Then this is a great opportunity for you! “Embracing Conflict and Diversity” will take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2020 (including travel dates), in Greece.

The title of this training reflects the core concepts and key competences: embracing conflict means to acknowledge conflict (instead of avoiding) and engaging in a conflict-solving process in which people gain mutual understanding and thus come closer together.

Embracing diversity involves acknowledging differences and supporting mutual respect and understanding through dialogue and communication.

The aim of of this training course is to improve practices of dealing with conflict and diversity in youth work in Europe, by offering youth workers relevant knowledge, exercises and tools and exchange best-practices.

This is an Erasmus+ training for youth workers that work with youth from culturally diverse backgrounds from or residing in Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Spain.

Greece is a safe place to travel to this summer. For more information please visit

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All food and accommodation is covered by Erasmus+ during the training dates (July 26-August 1st) plus dinner on the 26th and breakfast on the 2nd

Travel reimbursement

For participant’s travel from Netherlands, Germany, Italy or Spain to Greece there is a reimbursement of maximum €275, which will be paid back to you after the training. If your costs are lower, this is what you receive, if they are higher you won’t receive more than the limit. For participants from Greece who have to travel more than 100km the reimbursement is maximum €180, for less than 100km it’s max. €20.

Participation fee

We ask for a participation fee of €25 euro, to be paid in advance.

Application

 

Organiser:

Stichting voor Actieve Geweldloosheid (Foundation for Active Nonviolence) – Youth NGO

Phone: +30619810892

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course TOSCA: European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 31 August – 4 September 2020

Venue: Bonn, Germany

Eligible are 35 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: 3rd July 2020

The training activity aims to support and build up the capacities of organizations that actively participate in volunteering actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and impact in the respective projects.

General Description

Objectives and benefits of the training course:

  • Foster understanding, awareness and commitment to core quality criteria of the European Solidarity Corps
  • Build up competences on how to design and implement European Solidarity Corps projects with a view to quality
  • Ensure clarity and support on how the programme works formally: opportunities, guidelines, structures, priorities, rules, and procedures
  • Give space to participants to express burning issues and needs and offer support where possible
  • Foster a supportive community of organisations involved in the European Solidarity Corps
  • Awaken the learner within

Part of the course is an obligatory online preparatory phase:

Before the residential training course in Germany, there is a mandatory online preparatory/introductory phase. It aims to introduce basic information in order to establish common grounds as well as provide a place where participants will start to form a community of learners and will carry out first homework and assessments of their own organisation, local community and own needs.

We are looking for participants who:

  • are involved in the Volunteering Actions in European Solidarity Corps Programme
  • are connected to organisations/institutions holding a Quality Label for Volunteering (or an accreditation for Volunteering in Erasmus+).
  • have a crucial role in and commitment to providing conditions for high quality activities
  • ensuring a positive impact of Volunteering Activities within their community
  • creating learning opportunities within the organisation and for volunteers

Team

The concept of the TOSCA is based on the experience of the network of National Agencies and established by a pool of trainers with the support of Resource Centres.

The activity will be facilitated by two experienced trainers:

Jan Latal

Bara Stemper Bauerova

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

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.

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

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend für Europa National Agency for the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

Phone: 0049-228-9506226

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Karin Schulz

E-Mail: schulz@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.

Training Course. Creating Compassionate Cultures. Slovak Republic

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Training Course Creating Compassionate Cultures: Group work based on empathy, well-being and cooperation

Dates: 14-22 April 2020

Venue: Modra, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 3rd March 2020

Creating Compassionate Cultures is a training course, which aims to increase professional competences of youth workers, equip them with new approaches, improve their leadership skills and abilities to make better connections and create inclusive space.

General Description

  • Are you involved in community actions and would you like to get new skills to support compassionate environment within the group you work with?
  • Do you want to learn new empathy-based and embodied methodologies of working with youth/community groups?
  • Do you want to gain tools to improve and maintain personal well-being thus contributing to developing resilience in yourself and young people you work with?

Join our training course: Creating Compassionate Cultures – Group work based on empathy, well-being and cooperation

For who?
Youth workers, social workers, educators, trainers, community leaders – working or volunteering with youth or community groups.

If you are rooted in your community and see your possibility to make a difference and you are willing to bring more empathy and compassion into the community practices, welcome aboard!

How?
Through dialogue, group and self-reflection, bodywork, mindfulness, stillness, movement, dance and play we will journey into our personal stories and experiences, learn from each other and create a shared understanding of what is necessary to bring more compassion, support and empathy in youth work.

Venues:
** Cottage under stars – cosy cottage in a small town Modra (30 km from Bratislava), located in the forest of Little Carpathians. We will stay there for six days
** Bystro – community living room – is a space in Bratislava, created by people who care about authentic relationships and feel responsible toward the natural environment. Together we are looking for ways to live less materialistic and more connected. Our activities are related to ecology, culture and community. Accommodation for the last 2 days in Bratislava is in Freddie hostel nearby Bystro living room.

The participants and the partner organisations are expected to:
* transfer the competences developed at this training course further to youth workers, teachers, trainers, facilitators and community leaders
*ensure the wider impact of this project by implementing concrete follow-up activities and providing opportunities with and for young people in their regions and countries.

In case of any questions feel free to contact
Katarina at: compassionate.cultures@gmail.com

This course will be led by:

Ilze Jece – Ilze has over two decades of experience in social and environmental activism, thus also providing training courses on environmental education, activism and campaigning for various organisations. She has experience working with women’s groups in prison and crisis center, international camps and training courses, mentoring them to develop leadership skills, as well as work on their personal development. Ilze is also a movement educator, bodyworker and certified embodied facilitator.

Kasia Stepien – Kasia weaves together her passion for embodied practices, nature and communities, inspiring mindful re-connection with self, others and the Earth. She is certified dance meditation facilitator, mindfulness practitioner, explorer and activist, active in facilitating learning processes social change and personal transformation since 2012. In her work she creates heart-based spaces supporting young people and adults on their journeys to wholeness, based on compassion, authentic expression, self-awareness and play.

Katarina Karcolova – Katarina is a social soul, who loves to be outdoors. She enjoys being in a group, community, sharing food, things and moments. Last ten years she has been involved in non-formal education as a project manager mostly working in the area of global education and instructor in experiential outdoor education. Lately she has been involved in activities with youngsters from marginalized groups. Bystro with its community played a big role in her last 2 years, as an oasis of togetherness it was for her a place to be, try and co-create.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Travel costs, food and accommodation will be cover by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

Following the rules of Erasmus+, the costs of your travel are covered up to the following total amounts:

  • Slovakia EUR 20
  • Czechia EUR 180
  • UK, Latvia, Poland, Greece, Romania, Italy, North Macedonia EUR 275
  • Spain EUR 360

Participation fee

We are inviting you to contribute by making a donation from €30 to €60 based on personal financial possibilities. We don’t want the money to be an obstacle in participating in this course, so in case any financial difficulties please get in touch with us.

Application

 

Organiser:

Bystro

Phone: 00421 905 439 737

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Creating Compassionate Cultures.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katarina Karcolova

E-Mail: compassionate.cultures@gmail.com

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Training Course Are You(th) Aware?: Training course on self-awareness and wellbeing in Youth Work

Dates: 17-23 May 2020

Venue: Dworp, Brussels, Belgium – FL

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: 23rd March 2020

Self-awareness and well-being are essential for any person facing the challenges of a fast changing life. This experience-based training will help you to foster these qualities in young people and to become a role model for them.

General Description

To develop competences on how to foster self-awareness and wellbeing in Youth Work.
This training course provides a safe learning space for participants to foster/approach self-awareness and well-being competences in themselves and to multiply among young people through acting as a role model and providing non formal learning.

Objectives of the training

The training consists of a series of workshops based on non formal learning approaches that aim:

  • To enhance the self-awareness of youth workers and young leaders in regards to their personal well-being, enabling them to act as effective role models and multipliers of healthy lifestyles for young people.
  • To develop in youth workers the ability to recognize different youth needs and how to approach them in constructive ways.
  • To provide youth workers with non formal learning tools to cultivate wellbeing and self-awareness in young people.
  • To promote self-awareness and wellbeing as key attributes of happiness and harmony in human life and relationships.

Learning outcomes

  • Participants get time to reflect on themselves
  • Participants increase their self-awareness
  • Participants get opportunities to explore their identity
  • Participants develop knowledge on how to increase self-esteem
  • Participants learn to enhance their well-being
  • Participants reflect on the youth needs of the youth they work with
  • Participants get to know non-formal learning tools to assess youth needs
  • Participants explore their own experiences and knowledge

  • Participants explore educational tools to foster wellbeing in youth
  • Participants get to know different methodologies to increase wellbeing and self-awareness of young people
  • Participants are encouraged to continue their learning practice on wellbeing and self-awareness

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:

JINT vzw – National Agency

Phone: 02 209 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme_on wellbeing in Youth Work.pdf

Contact for questions:

Yannick De Schaepmeester

E-Mail: Yannick.DeSchaepmeester@jint.be

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

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Training Course: LTTC InFormal Evolution

Dates: 9-18 May 2020

Venue: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Korea, Philippines, Poland, Taiwan

Application deadline: 26th February 2020

InFormal Evolution is a long-term blended course aiming at the integration of non-formal education approach to the formal system for youth empowerment at local level.

General Description

The long-term project “InFormal Evolution”– integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level is an attempt to use non-formal education as a tool for youth empowerment in order to address the current issues and to build a stable and productive trans-national co-working platform for educators coming from formal education and youth field (NGOs and other youth authorities).

This project particularly targeting educators, teachers, professors, trainers, community leaders and policy makers in the field of education that often contradict their approaches instead of working for the common goal.

NFE is almost always associated with youth work out of curriculum = not-serious. Formal education is often too frontal, too boring and killing initiatives and critical thinking – essential skills of young people. And it seems like there is no middle. With this project we want to bring two systems: formal and non-formal for dialogue, and building sustainable cooperation for the common aim.

Objectives:

  • To unite efforts of youth workers coming from formal and other youth field backgrounds for youth empowerment at local level by using non-formal education;
  • To develop competencies of educators in the fields of human rights education, active citizenship, global education and inter-cultural learning
  • To explore diverse methodologies, approaches and tools and to adjust them to the local youth work and education practice
  • To build a necessary set of competences for proficient use of NFE instruments and tools for youth empowerment at local level;
  • To reflect on recognition of youth work in formal schooling
  • Developing consistency of cross-sectoral and transnational cooperation for better recognition
  • To provide the opportunity to assess the quality of NFE activities and youth empowerment process at local level;
  • To create a network of practitioners, able to adjust diverse/creative methodologies for formal schooling and speak “the same language” with schools educators.

Structure

The project consists of several stages and few activities:

1.ONLINE COURSE March-May 2020

2. inFormal Basic: 1st residential training course 09-18/05/2020 Czech Republic

3. ONLINE COURSE 2 May – July 2020

4. Practice at home – Testing phase – June – July 2020

5. inFormal Integration: 2nd residential training course 25/07-02/08/2020 Germany

6. Online course 3rd – September 2020- August 2021

7. Practice at home – BIG practice phase October 2020 – June 2021

8. informal Evaluation: evaluation and follow up seminar 17-24/07/2021 Phillipines

* The duration of the project stages are planned, but may be changed in the process of the project implementation. All dates must be confirmed by organisers. (except the dates of the first training course- they are fixed)

Participants:

The training course is open for educators coming from formal and non-formal education system (trainers, teachers, facilitators), psychologists and social workers from the formal (educational) institutions; youth workers dealing with young people and staff from NGOs and formal education system as main target group.

The group will be composed from participants representing Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Korea, Taiwan, Phillipines, Indonesia, Germany,

Criteria for Selection

  • fluent in English
  • involved in educational projects with young people either in formal or non-formal contexts connected to the topic of youth empowerment
  • aware of their own learning needs (personal and professional)
  • committed to go through whole long-term learning process including 3 residential training courses, 3 online courses and 2 local practice stages that involves 30 hrs. of practice in local context using the non-formal methodology. All participants will be asked to submit reports for the practice phase. The strict deadlines will be given.
  • committed for self-directed learning & learning outcomes as well as high level of motivation and discipline, ability to deal effectively with the procrastination

  • committed to reflect on personal learning process and ability to assess critically learning outcomes
  • High commitment for follow up activities and networking
  • Experience in the topic of education and youth empowerment is an asset
  • Openness for and appreciation of non-formal learning process in high diversity context

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

For three residential activities, two training courses and one seminar full board and lodging costs (meals, accommodation) are covered by organisers for all participants.

Visa costs will be covered up to 100 euro per visa.

Travel costs will be covered up to the limits described below.

Travel reimbursement

For the activity in Czech Republic the travel costs will be reimbursed up to the following limits:

  • Czech Republic 0 EUR
  • Hungary, Poland, Germany,   180. EUR
  • Korea. Taiwan, Philippines, Indonesia  900. EUR

 

For other activities of the course please check the reimbursment limits in the attached call for the participants ( pdf)

Participation fee

Each residential activity: two training courses and one seminar have 50 EURO participation fee per activity.

Application

 

Organiser:

CGE CULTURE GOES EUROPE – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • TEIS Tegyünk Együtt az Ifjúságért Alapítvány – Youth NGO

Phone: +48518044164

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack InFormal Evolution.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vera

E-Mail: gorunovavera@gmail.com

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Study Visit EGL: Study visit in Lithuania 2020

Dates: 23-28 March 2020

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

Eligible are max. 30 participants coming from: Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 24th February 2020

Study visit aims to explore youth work in Lithuania.

General Description

This study visit will gather youth workers and municapality representatives from Slovenia and Croatia and will allow them to explore the youth work in Lithuania from a closer look.

Participants will meet with Lithuanian youth work association, representatives of municipalities that are active in youth work. They will also visit youth centers, based in rural and urban areas.

Future cooperation possibilies with Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps will be presented.

  • 2020.03.23 arrival day
  • 2020.03.28 departure day

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

It still needs to be decided but most probably there will be no particpation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency of International Youth Cooperation – National Agency

Phone: +370 (5) 250 7442

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Monika Paulauskaitė

E-Mail: monika@jtba.lt

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.