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Poland in Summer

Training Course Training of Trainers – Between Theory and Practice

Dates: 7-14 July 2019

Venue: Leszno, Wielkopolska, Poland

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 5th April 2019

ToT will be a 7 days Training Course, hosted in Poland, which will gather participants from 10 countries: Poland, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Spain, France, Bulgaria, Italy, Cyprus and Portugal to develop skills to facilitate/ deliver TCs in Erasmus+.

General Description

We have designed a Training for Trainers in the field of youth work based on theories and practice equally; as a will to continue improving youth work, our organisations and Erasmus+ projects.

This is a step after our previous projects (List STEP UP, Now GO! and C&E in 2018). We would like to go further with the capacity building of organisations working in Erasmus+ and providing better services for our local communities.

Why to do this Project:

  • To be more efficient in our educational practice;
  • To improve youth work and the quality of training of youth workers;
  • To increase the quality of Erasmus+ programme and its opportunities;
  • To get introduced to theories of learning. To be more aware of group and goal aspects of the trainings;
  • To promote the good practices of NFE;
  • To open our minds to practical elements of training in youth work. To share our best practices and difficulties with our peers and share feedback for improvement.

We expect to develop innovative approaches to training related to inclusion of youth and also create innovative training tools, test them and spread their use in future projects.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food. Please read carefully the infopack attached

Travel reimbursement

Regarding travel reimbursements, please do read very carefully the infopack, where all information is written in detail. The project coordinator will go through each planned travel, with each participant selected to the TC, in order to make sure all is clear and according to the Erasmus+ Guide and to the Polish NA rules.

Participation fee

There will be no participation fee while selected by the HO. For more information, please do contact the project coordinator

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Arena i Swiat – Youth NGO

Phone: 0048660278683

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ToT.pdf

Contact for questions:

Mara Rodrigues

E-Mail: madr.arenaiswiat@gmail.com

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Training Course APPETISER: An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth Programme for international youth work

Dates: 4-8 June 2019

Venue: Bulgaria

Eligible are 30 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: 8th January 2019

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

General Description

Appetiser aimes to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth Programme. This aim summarises the entire idea of the seminar – to give a feeling, what it means to work with young people in an international setting.

Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

So:

  • Do you have experience as a youth work/leader at local level and yet did not organise international youth activities within Erasmus+ Youth programme (and previous programmes)?
  • Do you want to know about Erasmus+ opportunities for international youth exchanges, volunteering activities or/and training projects for youth workers?
  • Are you in contact with young people or other people who would benefit from being involved in international activities?
  • Are you part of an organisation or informal group that is new to Erasmus+ or wants to get to know about new opportunities for international activities within this programme?

Should you have answered positively to the most of the questions above, when this course is for you!

“Appetiser” is designed according to the following objectives:

• To taste non-formal and intercultural learning
• To enjoy the first intercultural youth project experience
• To exchange local youth activities in the international context
• To explore possibilities of support available for international youth activities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
• To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
• To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice.

The network of National Agencies for “Youth in Action” organises severl Appetiser TCs per year. You’ll find an overview here.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

Bulgarian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth

Co-organisers:

  • Sending NAs funding travel costs (see eligible countries)
  • SALTO T&C RC (SALTO Resource Centre)

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Appetiser InfoPack.pdf

Contact for questions:

Milen Petkov

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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.

Spain

Training Course YOPM: Youth Organizations and Project Management

Dates: 6-11 March 2019

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are 24 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 13th January 2019

In YOPM! we will work to improve the management and the participation in youth field and specially Youth Organizations: actors, structure, communication, decision making process, planning and partnership.

General Description

We will discover Erasmus+ KA2 as a tool to empower youth structures and organisations. Many organizations in the Youth field have the need to increase the quality in their internal management and participation processes, as a way to increase the quality of the national and international projects they develop. The creation of long term international partnerships is also a challenge for them.

The Main Aim of YOPM! Training course is to improve the management of youth structures and the quality of their projects, to increase the strength and confidence in working with partners in Erasmus+ context and to propose different ways of participation.

The Specific Objectives are:

  • To understand the importance of participatory processes and coordination
  • To practice strategies in order to create participative spaces.
  • To question the traditional roles in the organizations.
  • To promote the use of different techniques in the decision making process
  • To improve the management of the organizations, especially in comunication and transparency.
  • To discover collaborative working tools, for internal use in organizations and external with partners.
  • To reinforce the importance of connecting Youth Policy (EU Youth Strategy) in Erasmus+ projects.

Methodology:

The team will create a supportive space, in which the participant is the focus and responsible of his/her own learning process. The main resource will be the group, and learning will be based on the co-creation process in between participants and team.

Positive and participative attitude towards learning, including humour, openness and readiness to learn from experience and mistakes. The approach of the team is based on non-formal education methods and promoting spaces for informal and peer to peer learning.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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

A participation fee varies from call to call and country to country.

Note for sending NA´s, this training is from TCA 2018.

Application

 

Organiser:

Spanish National Agency

Phone: +34 91

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Project Management & Youth Organisations.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marina Riaza

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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.

NOVI SAD Center

Training Course: Edugaming for Diversity

Dates: 8-17 February 2019

Venue: Sremski Karlovci, Serbia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Albania, FYROM, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 31st January 2019

Project Edugaming for Diversity is Capacity Building project. It consists of 2 Mobility activities – training courses for youth workers and youth leaders and 2 practice phases that participants are expected to implement in their local organizations.

General Description

Main goal of the project is to build capacities of youth organization to contribute to a cohesive and active society, through developing specific competencies in designing educational tabletop games addressing social and global issues.

Specific objectives of the project are:

  • To increase the level of knowledge and awareness of youth workers and young people like: social exclusion, intercultural learning and promotion of diversity;
  • To develop practical competencies of youth workers in designing and applying new educational tabletop games in youth work;
  • To develop pro-active attitudes of youth workers to approaching excluded young people;
  • To increase the level of creativity, innovation, self confidence and trust of youth workers in educational tabletop games;
  • To enable youth workers to act as educational tabletop games multipliers in their communities;
  • To develop abilities to facilitate educational tabletop games in diverse settings and youth work contexts;
  • To contribute to a long-term change in educational approach in youth field.

First training course will take place in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia, from 8th until 17th of February 2019. Following the first training course participants will have first practice phase dedicated to creating and playtesting educational tabletop games in their local organizations.

Second training course will take place in Busteni, Romania, from 27th of June until 7th of July 2019. Following the second training course participants will have second practice where they are expected to create and implement educational programs for young people featuring usage of tabletop games.

Expected profile of participants:

  • Youth workers ready to participate in all stages of the project;
  • Have experience and understanding of the topics of diversity, intercultural learning and social inclusion in youth work;
  • Have some experience in using tabletop games in educational setting;
  • Have previous experience in creating and implementing youth work programs and educational programs on local level;
  • Have motivation and support of sending organization to develop and implement new youth work programs using tabletop games;
  • Have motivation for further work with young people on issues of diversity, intercultural learning and social inclusion using tabletop games;
  • Have a minimum conversational level of English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, costs of accommodation, three meals per day, coffee breaks, as well as material and other organization costs are covered by the organizer according to Erasmus+ guidelines

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs of participants will be reimburesed up to the amount provided by the Erasmus+ project.

  • For participants from Albania, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, UK the budget per pax is 275 EUR
  • For participants from Romania, Slovenia, FYROM the budget per person is 180 EUR

Participation fee

There is No participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

BalkanIDEA Novi Sad – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

ART Fusion Romania – Youth NGO

Phone: +38163597991

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ivana Volf

E-Mail: volf.ivana.5@gmail.com

Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are max 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: 10th January 2019

SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.

General Description

Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives…

Then this partnership building activity is for you! We would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects, but many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs.

We believe that social economy organisations, with the necessary structures in place to support volunteers from disavantaged background in their activities, could become the perfect hosting place for these young people.

Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity. We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with inclusion, youth and volunteering fields to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having an European Volunteer.

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social economy and the Youth and Vocational Education Forum 2018 (hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice), social economy organisations have been identified as often having projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support their work, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures – such as the European Solidarity Corps. This partnership-building activity is a follow-up of the training course under the same topic taking place in Glasgow 10-14 December 2018.

This 3-day activity will take place in Ankara from 30th April (arrival day) to 4th May (departure) 2019 and it will be a unique opportunity to find partners to create inclusive volunteering projects in the framework of ESC. Although the programme also covers jobs and traineeships opportunities, this activity will only focus on quality volunteering projects.

General aim:

To introduce European volunteering projects to social economy organisations and encourage partnerships with inclusion, youth and volunteering organisations for quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:

– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under European Solidarity Corps
– To share different practices on how to involve volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To motivate social economy organisations to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To foster partnership building of potential hosting/supporting organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:

– Staff members/volunteers of social economy and volunteering organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Staff members/volunteers involved in inclusion organisations
– Able to work in (international) English
– From ESC programme countries
– Former participants of the TC held in Glasgow (December 2018) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC

Co-organiser:

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@salto-youth.net

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

Lisboa

Training Course: Jump into Solidarity – European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 3-8 December 2018

Venue: Lisbon, Portugal

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 14th November 2018

“Jump into Solidarity” is a Training Course (TC) that aims to enhance the quality of the European Solidarity projects and support organisations on the development of the main competences related with the projects.

General Description

Mehmet Murat Ildan once says: “With solidarity, you will be more talented and handier, you will be taller and stronger, faster and wiser!”.

Jump into Solidarity it´s included in the Networking Activities and will offer the opportunity to establish international cooperation in the field of volunteering in European Solidarity Corps (ESC) projects.

“Jump into Solidarity” is a Training Course (TC) that aims to enhance the quality of the European Solidarity projects and support organisations on the development of the main competences related with the projects.

This TC will offer a meeting point for the participants to discuss and to interact between each other and to create a solid and trustable network of partners interested in organizing and/or supporting ESC projects.

The activity is especially addressed to new accredited organizations, newcomers in the Erasmus+ Programme and Organisations with few experience in EVS/ESC projects.

Jump into Solidarity it’s also open to organizations with experience that are interested in working with new partners.

By exploring the European Solidarity Corps in different dimensions, methods and resources, this Training Course intend to promote innovation and creativity in the developing and management of ESC projects.

Through the principles and practices of non-formal education and in an atmosphere where participants can learn from each other and act with each other, “Jump into Solidarity” will open an intercultural dialogue and will make room for the acquirement of new skills and the exchange of methods and experiences within the volunteering world.

Objectives:

– to understand the volunteering meaning and context;
– to ensure a thorough understanding of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC);
– to explore and understand the different roles within a ESC project ;
– to update on the recent development in the field of Volunteering projects and European Solidarity Corps projects;
– to feel inspired by non formal education methods and exercises that could help the organisations and their actors to fell more empowered and acquire new skills and competences;
– to empower for strategic approach in Volunteering projects throughout the whole project cycle;
– to provide space for sharing realities, experiences and good practice examples;
– to share and exchange new methods for developing competences and recognise learning with young people;
– to provide space for networking between participating organisations and planning of further Partnership Building Activities, Seminars, Volunteering Projects, Solidarity Projects, Traineeships and others

With this overall and objectives we intend that participants achieved the following outcomes:

– define and explain European Solidarity Corps and understand its role;
– conceptualize the deeper meaning of Volunteering projects and its benefit to local community, volunteers and organizations;
– to enhance the quality of Volunteering projects, especially with attention to selection of partners and selection of volunteers;
– apply new methods for recognising learning and developing competences with young people in the daily work and in the hosting activities for volunteers;
– reflect and on your Volunteering project(s);
– identify potential partners for future projects.

Summarising, the TC will give the opportunity for organisations, with and without experience in ESC projects, to exchange ideas and to create new projects on Volunteering through an inclusion and supported process.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the European Solidarity Corps.

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

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

This NET activity is financed by ESC NET 2018 budget

Application

 

Organiser:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme and European Solidarity Corps

Phone: +351 253 204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Jump into Solidarity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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.

Berlin

Conference KA2 Now: Innovation in Youth Work

Dates: 20-22 February 2019

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are up to 130 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 9th December 2018

After 5 years of Erasmus+ Youth, a lot of impactful outputs and good practices in the field of Youth have been developed under KA2 Strategic Partnerships.

General Description

These projects brought together partners from different fields to cooperate in the development of innovative solutions for youth work, youth workers and organisations and created unique synergies across Europe.

KA2 Now stands for „Innovation in Youth Work“ and will be the first conference in the history of Erasmus+ Youth, to bring together different actors representing innovative KA2 projects in the youth field.

For two and half days, Berlin will be the place to discover many of these projects (more than 30!) and their results, have the possibility to share experiences, to disseminate results and network with others.

All this, combined with inspiring speakers and time for quality conversations about Innovation in the Youth Sector with your peers. You can´t miss it.

The conference is organised in cooperation with the Erasmus+ Youth National Agencies of Belgium-Flanders, Estonia and Germany.

It will take place from the 20th of February to the 22nd of February 2019, Alte Börse Marzahn in Berlin,

Main aim of the conference:
To highlight Erasmus+ Youth as a tool to support innovation in the field of youth with a strong focus on Strategic Partnerships.

Objectives:

  • to explore what innovation means in the Youth Field, in particular in Youth Work;
  • to share and explore examples of projects that strive for innovation; and give space for dissemination the tools and materials produced from the KA2 projects present
  • to discuss the trends and challenges in the youth field that demand innovation;
  • to promote networking in order to create synergies between participants/ organisations/projects.

Profile of participants:

  • KA2 project beneficiaries from coordinating and partner organisations from the past 5 years
  • Stakeholders, which have accompanied projects
  • KA2 existing partnerships, i.e. 2 organisations per Strategic Partnership
  • KA2 officers from National Agencies
  • Youth Policy Makers
  • KA2 projects – applications, which not have been granted

For this conference approx. 30 to 40 KA2 projects will be selected to present their results in a “project fair”, some of these will also be invited to present their project in plenary. All project descriptions will be found in the conference documentation.

You can apply for this conference if you:

  • Are involved in an ongoing KA2 project with relevant outputs completed or nearly completed;
  • Were involved in a completed KA2 project;
  • Are willing to share your results with a wider community;
  • Have developed an innovative approach or solution in the field of Youth, through a KA2 project;

The Facilitators of KA2 Now:

Anita Silva, Portugal and Tomáš Pešek, Slovak Republic

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from country to country.

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. 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.

Application

Organiser:

National Agencies: Jugend für Europa, Jint & SA Archimedes, Nordplus – National Agency

Phone: +49 941 6965 12 80

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack KA2 Now.pdf

Contact for questions:

Valentum Kommunikation

E-Mail: jfe@valentum.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.