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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

Course is online

Travel reimbursement

Course is online

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 Omnia vincit music: Youth work with music

Date: 1-8 July 2020

Venue: Lublin, Poland

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st May 2020

The purpose of the project is to raise qualifications for youth work among youth leaders and youth employees, to teach them how to integrate youth from different social strata and ethnic groups through music classes.

General Description

The purpose of the project is to raise qualifications for youth work among youth leaders and youth employees , to teach them how to integrate youth from different social strata and ethnic groups through music classes.

Collaboration is an important element in the life of every person. Developing cooperation habits will significantly increase the quality of life of the whole society.

The training course will be held between 1-8 of July.
Next we expect that those youth workers that have participated in the training they will organize the youth exchange in 20-30 of August. Both are in Lublin.

Participants profile
We expect that participants play music instruments/ could play(learn) how to play. If they are singers it is good also.
During the all activities participants will teach each other songs from their countries. At the same time will be perfect if they bring own music instruments to the project activities.

Music has important influence on young people:
Brain development depends on the capabilities of a person’s moving abilities: as much as a person can do with his own hands as a brain of person will be developed. The practice of playing musical instruments contributes to the development of intelligence. Music has a positive effect on the immune system, improves the body’s metabolism. Music serves as a non-medical cure for emotional disorders: music restores harmony in the body and peace of mind. Music helps to cope with difficult situations, helps to relax or recharge. Music serves to self-knowledge and self-expression.

Objectives of the project:

  • to develop music skills and organizational skills of participants
  • to organize intercultural/interreligious dialog between young people and create positive interpersonal relations between representatives of partner organizations through things that are interested for participants – through music and creativity;
  • the exchange of good practices in the field of music between partners
  • to increase awareness of diversity;
  • to increase the attitude of tolerance to people with other nationality/ language/ religion
  • to foster prevention of radicalization of young people.

Issues and needs that you are seeking to address through this project:

  1. express themselves by creating/performing music by young people
  2. development of creative skills of young people with fewer opportunities
  3. personal development / professional development by music activities
  4. including young people with different background (refugee, migrants) into local society
  5. improving organizational skills of music events / international activities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be provided by the organizer.

Travel reimbursement

  • 275 euro – for round trip per participant from Czech Republic, UK,  Turkey.
  • 360 euro – for round trip per participant from Portugal.

There is no financial support for travel for Polish participants, but we are ready to cover these costs if they are not high.

Participation fee

The Project has not participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Dobra Wola – Youth NGO

Phone: +48503385031

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vadzim

E-Mail: prygne4any2@tut.by

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Training Course: Soft Skills for Youth Workers

Dates: 25 May – 2 June 2020

Venue: London, United Kingdom

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st April 2020

The training course Soft Skills for Youth Workers SSYW will involve 32 youth workers and representatives of NGOs from 9 program countries United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Spain, Turkey.

General Description

The project is designed in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Program. Particularly, it will increase opportunities for professional and career development of youth workers and youth leaders and improve their competences regarding soft skills.

The training course ”Soft Skills for Youth Workers – SSYW” will involve 32 youth workers and representatives of NGOs from 9 program countries (United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Spain, Turkey).

Our objectives are:

1. Make participants familiar with the current concept of soft skills, different groups of soft skills, and their importance in personal and career development.
2. To give to the participants the platform to further the problems with the soft skills they face personally and in their work.
3. Develop and improve the next groups of soft skills at the participants:

Personal and interpersonal skills;

  • Communication skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Creative thinking;
  • Leadership skills.

4. To give to the participants the space to share their experience and best practice on development and improvement of soft skills.
5. To improve participants’ professional competencies, to increase their motivation and satisfaction in work.
6. Improve the quality and efficiency of participants’ work for the benefit of the participants themselves, their organizations and the target groups of young people, while applying developed/improved soft skills.
7. To improve the soft skills of young people the participants work applying developed/improved soft skills and developing more activities on soft skills for young people.
8. To improve the quality of youth work in general.
9. To inspire the participants to promote soft skills development among their colleagues, youth target groups and other youth NGOs.

During the training, non-formal education methods will be used, a heterogeneous group of participants will have the chance to learn from each other. The course will include role-plays, case studies, group work, visual presentations, collages, simulation games, and outdoor activities that will be implemented with participants.

During the project, participants will find a chance to improve their knowledge & skills on the subject.

The language of the course is gonna be English and courses will be based on non-formal education methods such as group works, simulations so the learning will be based on the motivation of each participant.

The project will take place in London, the UK at the venue Rest Up London Hostel.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

  • 100% accommodation food and program materials are covered as well as the organization.

Travel reimbursement

100% traveling costs (only most economical are covered, up to the maximum limits per person per country, is shown below.

  • United Kingdom 0€
  • Portugal, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland 275€
  • Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Turkey 360€

Participation fee

40 Euros.

Application

 

Organiser:

Worldview Impact Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +447826541584‬

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Soft Skills for Youth Workers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kaan Cengiz

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

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Training Course: Youth Work, You(th) Lead Training Course

Dates: 3-11 April 2020

Venue: near Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 16th March 2020

The training course will be implemented from 3rd – 11th April 2020 (incl. travel days), in Bulgaria. Looking for youth leaders interested in participating in full framework of activities including designing, implementing and evaluating youth activities

General Description

Youth Work – You(th) Lead aims to address two major aspects of the NEETs phenomenon, mainly to increase the quality and number of actions in youth work addressing NEET youth and professionalisation of youth workers in order to increase the competencies of youth workers and to deliver learning in an appropriate manner for NEET young people and other socially-at-risk young people.

Project objectives are:

  • To increase the impact and professionalisation of Youth leaders in their work with young people in local communities
  • To develop the competencies of 27 Youth leaders to prepare, design and deliver activities aiming at NEET young people and their personal development, career development opportunities, social and communication conflicts
  • To develop a group /network of 46 local young people actively involved in the community life and ready to take the role of leaders to identify, involve and motivate NEET youth
  • To develop a framework for youth NGOs to work together and develop new projects aiming at NEET youth around Europe using NF learning methods and instruments

We are looking for:

Youth leaders (especially), Youth workers, Social assistants, Psychologists, Volunteer coordinators, etc. who are interested in participating in full framework of activities including designing, implementing and evaluating youth activities

You are the right person if:

  •  18+ and are resident in the country of one of the sending organisations
  •  Ready to participate in all stages of the project (Training course in April 2020, Youth exchange in July 2020 and Local Activities)
  •  Fluent in English as a working language, willing and committed to work about 8 hours per day
  •  Are involved in youth work at a local / national level or with great motivation for involvement
  •  Are able to replicate the methods and activities learned at the training course in your organisations

Participants are chosen by the project team according to the following criteria:

  •  interest and motivation in the training course topic and results
  •  opportunities for personal and professional development offered by the activities resulting from the application form,
  •  capacity and interest in multiplying the project’s results and methodology,
  •  gender balance
  •  age 18+,
  •  must be able to use English as a working language.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Costs are covered by project budget.

Travel reimbursement

  • Bulgaria, Romania – 180 EUR/ pax
  • Slovenia, Italy, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia – 275 EUR/ pax
  • Spain, Portugal – 360 EUR/ pax

 

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Sdrujenie Nadejda-CRD, Bulgaria

Co-organiser:

  • Curba de Cultura, Romania – Youth NGO

Phone: +359 894 62 11 23

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Youth Work, You(th) Lead.pdf

Contact for questions:

Dilyana Vuchkova

E-Mail: dilianavuchkova@gmail.com

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Training Course: Out for ChangE+

Dates: 21-30 April 2020

Venue: Horezu, Romania

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Turkey

Application deadline: 7th March 2020

Out for changE+ is a training course dedicated to 34 youth workers that will develop themselves personally and professionally with the aim of promoting and being active in inclusive education.

General Description

Through the training course “Out for ChangE+” we want to motivate youth workers to change the set patterns and perspective about education and activity design, to realize the countless possibilities to implement inclusive activities and the multidimensional benefits that this can have in the learning process and development of the young people, contributing to the change of the learning, education and educational system in an inclusive one, and empower youth workers and most important, the young people through them.

Furthermore, we want to support youth workers to understand better and promote an inclusive environment, to develop their skills and learning in innovative settings, using non-formal education methods to raise their civic and social awareness.

Throughout the project, the participants will:

1. Acquire knowledge about inclusion and inclusive non-formal methods, that they can apply in their typical work;

2. Develop their training skills and expertise in working with young people in inclusive settings, using non-formal education and experiential methods;

3. Increase their awareness that integrating inclusive education methods and activities can create social change and benefit greatly the young people and their communities.

The training course will have 8 full days of activities, between the 22nd and the 29th of April 2020 (21 and 30 April wil be travel days) that will be organized in Horezu, Romania, hosting 34 youth workers that will develop themselves personally and professionally with the aim of promoting and being active in inclusive education.

The methods used will be non-formal indoor and outdoor methods, focused on inclusion by combining activities and tools used in: non-formal education, experiential outdoor education and therapy, art and drama therapy, mixed in a multidimensional approach to create great impact and provide practical tools that they can transfer easily in their daily work with the young people.

We will focus on: promoting inclusion in all our activities, team building activities, to form the group and create a network of professionals; peer to peer learning – sharing sessions; design and simulation of activities to develop the knowledge and skills of the participants; communication with groups that have members with disability; group dynamics management. The activities of the mobility are based on the principle of learning by doing.

Participants:

Our participants will be 34 youth workers from the 8 partner countries that work daily with youngsters – any level of experience with the age above 18, interested and highly motivated in developing their skills in inclusive education and with a vivid interest of doing so with the help of non-formal outdoor experiential education and with a strong determination to transfer the methods in their daily work and to promote inclusive education in their communities and beyond.

They should own a strong desire to share their own experiences and learning outcomes and use them as tools to improve their skills/methods and the ones of the youth they are working with.

English level should not be eliminatory, but it would be recommended to be at least B1.

The project is not created for outdoor experts, but for youth workers that are interested to integrate in their work methods that favour inclusion of youngsters with mobility or visual impairment. The physical level of difficulty of the methods is low, but the specific outcomes about how to actually work with outdoor inclusive education having a group with participants with special needs is high level.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Acommodation, meals and materials will be provided by the organizers and are fully funded by Erasmus+.

Travel reimbursement

You will be required to book your travel to and from the activity (after the confirmation from the organizers). The cost should not exceed the following amounts:

  • Turkey, Estonia, Croatia, Poland, Italy, Latvia 275 €,
  • Bulgaria 180 €,
  • Romania 20 €,

including the fee for the rented bus from Bucharest to the venue (arranged by the organizers) and will be reimbursed following full attendance of the activity days and the submission of all travel documents to the organizers.

Our partner organizations:

  • Seiklejate Vennaskond – Estonia
  • Fundacja Wspierania Inicjatyw Młodzieżowych 4YOUth – Poland
  • INSTITUT ZA POTICANJE MLADIH – Croatia
  • Belen Kaymakamligi – Turkey
  • Associazione Culturale Mastronauta – Italy
  • Bulgarian Youth Forum – Bulgaria
  • Do Great Things – Latvia

Participation fee

This training course is funded by the Erasmus+ program. The organizers expect no participation fee, but there might be a small membership fee charged by our partners for participation in their teams. Please contact the partner organization from your country for further details.

Application

 

Organiser:

ASALT – Youth NGO

Phone: +40732617756

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack_Out for ChangE.pdf

Infopack:

Contact for questions:

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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 YES, U2: Engage NEET with community

Dates: 25 April – 1 May 2020

Venue: Sigulda, Latvia

Eligible are 26 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: 3rd March 2016

YES, U2 – Engage NEET with community is about innovative youth work approaches to engage NEET youth with local community.

General Description

Do you work on social inclusion or are you inclusive? What is the difference? Who has the responsibility to engage NEET youth with community? NEET youth are identified with what they are “Not” (in Education, Employment and Training). Instead, we use hopeful future approach to develop practical strategies on how to connect NEET with community.

The aim of the training course is to build capacity and competences of people working with youth in order to engage NEET youth with local community.

This training course specially focuses on innovative learning approaches and developing competences in order to create safe and comprehensive spaces, supporting young people’s sense of belonging to society and empowering them to take an active role in the local community.

Objectives
1. To find a common ground about NEET youth in different communities;
2. To raise awareness on the youth worker’s role to empower NEET youth to be engaged with local communities;
3. To explore hopeful-future approach to support the inclusion of NEET youth in the local community;
4. To develop practical strategies in order to engage NEET youth with their local community;
5. To build a network among practitioners in order to explore further ways to cooperate within the
Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

Participants

Youth workers, educators, volunteers and practitioners in the youth field, active at local level in formal and non-formal education who:

  •  work with young people in their community;
  •  are interested to work with unemployed youth;
  •  are interested in how to work with marginalized youth;
  •  care about including NEET youth with their local community.

Expected results
Participants after the training increase their competences:
● To promote and take action towards social inclusion of NEET youth;
● To encourage active participation of NEET young people;
● To empower young people to develop their sense of belonging in the local community;
● To build strategies and implement action plan with local communities;
● To prevent the enrolment of youth into NEET status;
● To create a network within practitioners at local and European level.

The outcomes of the training course are transferred to the young people by increasing their potential for active citizenship, building their capacity to be aware of their strengths and opportunities in local communities, the labour market and their personal life.

Methodology
The methodology is based on principles and values of non-formal education:
● Experiential learning
● Addressing different learning styles
● Variety of learning settings (indoor/outdoor)
● Diverse nature, art and body-based techniques
● Group atmosphere supported peer learning
● Learners co-create their learning process

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:

Agency for International Programs for Youth in Latvia – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Agencia Nacional Espanola de la Juventud (Injuve) – National Agency

Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG) – National Agency

Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) – National Agency

Phone: + 371 67358062

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Yes U2, Latvia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ieva Upesleja

E-Mail: ieva.upesleja@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.