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Training Course: StageCraft for Youth Workers

Dates: 3-10 August 2019

Venue: Sluňákov, Horka nad Moravou, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th June 2019

Develop advanced communication, presentation and facilitation skills for youth work, with an experienced team combining approaches such as theatre, comedy, storytelling, psychology, sociology, education, music, social & creative community work.

General Description

“StageCraft for Youth Workers” is the second edition, funded by the Erasmus+ programme and promoted by the Czech NGO Vice Versa, of a training format on advanced communication, presentation and facilitation skills development, targeting primarily youth and social workers and educators.

The project is a 7 days residential training which combines approaches such as theatre, comedy, storytelling, psychology, sociology, education, music, social & creative community work.

The project will take place in the Czech Republic, close to the city of Olomouc, in the beautiful ecological centre Sluňákov, from the 3rd to the 10th of August 2019 (travel days included). It will involve 24 participants and 4 trainers from 10 different European countries (Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom).

The objectives of the training course are:

• To develop and build on a greater understanding of the presentation and engagement skills and experiences of youth workers;
• To explore and understand the effects of effective presentation and engagement with an audience of young people and in the role of youth worker;
• To gain a greater awareness of the theory behind “Stagecraft” taken from the fields of psychology, sociology, education, theatre and creative community (comedy, music and drama);
• To identify and realise the opportunities to put the skills developed into practice;

A Word on the Approach

The course seeks to develop what we think are the advanced skills – sometimes neglected – of being able to use the environment, our physiology, our body language and the content of our message to make our youth work even more effective. We will draw from applied psychology and from skills-sets used in theatre by professional presenters and comedians, to make the training diverse and exciting.

Participants will have opportunities to reflect on the fact that – as well as expensive and ubiquitous technology – there are many other resources and skills we can use to keep young people engaged, and develop effective relationships with them. Our course will be highly interactive, we will apply each methodology on the spot, and participants will have many chances to challenges themselves in and out of their comfort zones to develop new awareness and skills. Be prepared for some real Stagecraft thrills!

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.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be covered according to the Erasmus+ standards up to the following amounts:

  • Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland – 180€
  • Italy, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Greece, Ireland  – 275€
  • Spain, Portugal – 360€

Participation fee

The course foresees a non-refundable participation bond of 30€ to be paid by bank transfer after selection and an on-the-spot participation fee – to be paid in cash – on a sliding scale from 20€ to 70€. Participants will be free to choose their contribution according to their own personal financial possibilities and the value they see in 7 days training programme.

Application

 

Organiser:

Vice Versa CZ – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack StageCraft.pdf

Contact for questions:

StageCraft Team

E-Mail: stagecraft.training@gmail.com

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Training Course Camino: Training on value-based assistance

Dates: 26 August – 2 September 2019

Venue: Benediktbeuern, Germany

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th June 2019

CAMINO is a training course on value-based assistance in NFE. It aims at training experienced educators and trainers in youth work to become equipped in dealing with intra and interreligious dialogue within an intercultural youth work setting.

General Description

DBYN has a tradition of using intra- and interreligious dialogue in non-formal education. In our educational methodology we refer to this as value-based assistance or Salesian chaplaincy.

It allows young people from all worldviews to share their values in life, refraining from any form of proselytism. This preventive approach puts young people in the centre. It builds their intercultural and social competences allowing them to see through cultural and religious stereotypes. These competences enable their participation in building their local communities through their active engagement as volunteers.

Project summary

CAMINO is a 6-day training course on value-based assistance in non-formal education. It aims at training experienced educators and trainers in youth work to become equipped in dealing with intra-and interreligious dialogue within an intercultural youth work setting.

With this training course, DBYN wants to commit developing and transferring our expertise in interreligious dialogue from grassroots level to European level.

The training course takes place in Benediktbeuern, Germany from the 26th of August until the 2nd of September 2019.

Aims

The main aim of this training course is to develop and implement a qualitative learning programme on value-based assistance in non-formal education, aimed at generating strategic impact on DBYN and the wider European youth sector. In order to put achieve this aim, we put forward 3 objectives:

  • To train 25 young educators and trainers in value-based assistance through a qualitative non-formal learning programme, aimed at setting up a sustainable pool of Salesian chaplains.
  • To collect new methods, approaches, insights and policy recommendations for value-based assistance within non-formal learning, from the perspective of intra- and interreligious dialogue, and make them available as resource through online platforms.
  • To develop a qualitative non-formal learning programme, and publish it the format of a training manual which can be disseminated within our network, to other faith-based INGYOs and the wider European youth sector.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Youth Foundation.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

  • Germany, €  40,00
  • Czech Republic, € 100,00
  • Austria, € 160,00
  • Slovenia, € 200,00
  • Ukraine, € 210,00
  • Netherlands, € 220,00
  • Belgium, France, Montenegro,  € 230,00
  • Malta, United Kingdom, € 240,00
  • Spain, € 260,00
  • Slovakia, € 280,00
  • Ireland, Italy, € 320,00
  • Poland, € 330,00

Participation fee

Each participant is invited to contribute to this course with €90

Application

 

Organiser:

Don Bosco Youth-Net ivzw – Youth NGO

Phone: 003216487880

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Camino Germany.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: Earth, Wind & Fire

Dates: 1-8 September 2019

Venue: Miño de Medinaceli (Soria), Spain

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

Earth, Wind & Fire is an holistic, magical and energetic project aimed at improving skills in the field of emotional education and personal empowerment so that they can stimulate and value the young people with whom they work.

General Description

This project is addressed to participants coming from 10 countries: Ukraine, Armenia, Romania, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Greece, Hungary, Croatia and Spain. Each country will provide 2 participants that will be selected according to their professional profile and motivation.

We will use techniques of natural healing, personal balance, emotional stimulation, creative development, empowerment in talents and education in values from ancestral cultures, holistic techniques and personal growth, especially those linked to the countryside and nature, to create an active, integrated and constructive youth.

These techniques share the same principles and objectives; connect the individual with their innate abilities and provide them with confidence and determination to achieve their goals, from mindfulness to emotional coaching, through Reiki, Kundalini Yoga or Sound Healing.

The main objectives are:

  •  Create a work guide that includes tools for emotional education and youth empowerment.
  •  Motivate and increase the satisfaction of the trainers by facilitating techniques of
    personal growth, relaxation, concentration and self-help that allow them to achieve
    their personal balance and emotional stability and allow them to improve their working conditions and those of the young people with whom they work.
  •  Improve the skills of educators by equipping them with tools to work and promote emotional education and youth empowerment with their students in order to promote diversity and transmit the fundamental common values of our society, especially to young people with difficult access, and avoid the violent radicalization of young people.
  •  Promote youth development in rural, depopulated areas and regions where they suffer economic, social and cultural difficulties and reach marginalized young people, providing them with tools for their inclusion.
  •  To improve the quality of trainers’ work by increasing their skills and abilities to address the needs of disadvantaged people in terms of sensitivity, empathy and understanding.

The project is aimed at all those people interested in personal growth and awareness, all those who believe that a more complete and healthy human being can be developed, to all those who want to know holistic techniques of personal balance, to all those who believe in nature, in energy, in spirituality, in feminism, in emotional development and in education as a way of life.

In this project we want to give priority to participants with economic, social, geographical, cultural, physical or health difficulties. One of the main values in this project is the motivation of participants, as well as integration and inclusion of people with disadvantages.

Finally, as a collective project, all of us who are part of it will learn, grow and enrich ourselves during this time and all your contributions will be very important for the final result.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Activities, accommodation and food are covered by the program.

Travel reimbursement

We will cover the participants travel to a maximum of:

  • 275€ per participants coming from Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic and Hungary.
  • 360€ per participants coming from Romania, Poland, Ukraine and Greece.
  • 530€ per participants coming from Armenia.

There is no budget for Spanish participants’s travels.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Harmonii Coaching – Youth NGO

Phone: +0034651393102

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Harmony Wellness.pdf

Contact for questions:

Belén Andreu

E-Mail: harmoniicoaching@gmail.com

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Training Course: Eco-centric development for inclusion and empowerment

Dates: 29 July – 6 August 2019

Venue: Răchițele (near Cluj-Napoca), Romania  

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

During the training process we will explore and experience a wide variety of concepts such as eco-centric development, the characteristics of youth, nature based therapeutic practices, nature connection, mentoring, emotional intelligence etc.

General Description

This training course is a unique experience created from a blend of nature immersion, personal transformation and professional development. During the training process we will explore and experience a wide variety of concepts such as eco-centric development, understanding the youth, nature based therapeutic practices, nature connection, mentoring, emotional intelligence etc.

Through this training we support the participants in exploring these concepts within the context of their personal and professional life. The practices which will be experienced during the course will be translated into educational tools, methods and activities that can be used in the youth field, for the personal and professional development of young people.

Why do we make this project?

The aim of the project is to increase the capacity of youth workers to improve the social and professional access, participation and learning outcomes of young people from disadvantaged groups. We are reaching this aim by providing a deep experiential process which Is based on eco-centric development and nature-based learning.

Our intentions or the project objectives are:

– Increasing the understanding of the specifics and characteristics of young people from disadvantaged groups.
– Increasing the understanding of the social, professional and cultural access of young people from disadvantaged groups.
– Equipping 25 youth workers with professional skills to use effective and quality educational tools, methods and concepts, in order to work with young people from disadvantaged groups.
– Increasing the personal and professional motivation of 25 youth workers from 9 countries to work with young people from disadvantaged groups.

The topics and elements of the training course

Eco-centric and holistic development – we will explore and work with the concepts and elements of Eco-centric Developmental (The Soulcentric Developmental Wheel and The Nature Based Map of the Human Psyche, developed by the American psychologist Bill Plotkin). We will find how these tools can be used in youth work, in order to facilitate the authentic development of youth and their transition from adolescence into adulthood.
Connection with nature – we will spend as much time outdoors as we can. Some of the practices and activities will take place in the wild nature. We will experience activities and exercises which will facilitate a deep connection with nature, in order to experience its empowering benefits.
Mentoring and individual support – we will work with different concepts and techniques for mentoring and one to one work. We will practice deep listening, the art of asking questions, mirroring the stories of the people and personal tracking.
Self-discovery and cultivation of inner resources – the participants will go through a process of personal development which will strengthen their inner capacities and will empower them on various levels and dimensions.
Emotional intelligence – we will work with emotions in order to cultivate the abilities for feeling, understanding and integrating emotions. We will cultivate the empathy and the capacity for compassionate presence.

Practices and activities

During the training course we will experience a wide variety of practices such as:

  • Nature connection,
  • Group discussions,
  • Individual work,
  • The Way of Council,
  • Presentations and analysis,
  • Exchange of good practices,
  • Understanding youth,
  • Mentoring,
  • Deep listening,
  • Asking questions,

  • Mirroring,
  • Personal tracking,
  • Reflection groups,
  • Peer to peer learning,
  • Experiential games,
  • Movement and music,
  • Embodiment,
  • Artwork and poetry,
  • Living as a community,
  • Application and practice,
  • Future cooperation etc.

Location and accommodation

The program will take place in a beautiful and wild area, in the Carpathian Mountains, near the village Răchițele. A village located at 850 m altitude and around 85 km from Cluj-Napoca.

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.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants after the course in the amount limit presented below:

  • Romania – transportation is provided from Cluj-Napoca to the location.
  • Bulgaria – 180 Euros/person
  • Poland, Slovenia, Greece, Czech Republic, France, Italy and Cyprus – 275 Euros/person

Participation fee

Each participant is invited to contribute to this course with 30 Euros.

Application

 

Organiser:

Dreams for Life – Youth NGO

Phone: +40745585415

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Eco-centric development.pdf

Contact for questions:

Bogdan Romanică

E-Mail: romanica.bogdan@gmail.com

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Training Course: The Purpose Project

Dates: 30 August – 8 September 2019

Venue: Grotniki / Łódź, Poland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 18th June 2019

The main aim of this training course is to develop the competences of 24 youth workers from 8 countries to help them better support their youth to identify and pursue their life purpose.

General Description

The reality in Europe, is that students must decide at a young age, usually when they are 17 or 18, what career path they want to take.

After they select their desired field of study for University, it is extremely difficult to change their field of study and follow a different path in the future.

This results in a large majority of European students graduating University with no direction into what career path could fulfill them or what to do next, as well as high dropout rates.

That is why the idea for the TC is to equip European Youth workers with the competences (knowledge, attitudes, and skills) to support young people to find a sense of purpose and job fulfillment and connect their passions to employability.

Main Aim:
The main aim of this training course is to develop the competences of 24 youth workers from 8 countries to help them better support their youth to identify and pursue their life purpose.

THE TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

  • to increase the knowledge of youth workers on what purpose is, why it is important, and what is its connection to employability
  • to develop youth workers’ skills to support youth to identify their life purpose and unlock their potential
  • to increase awareness on the importance of discovering and following purpose for personal and professional fulfilment.

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.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses will be reimbursed at flat rates depending on travel distance:

  • Poland: 0 euros/person
  • Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, Malta: up to 275 euros/person;
  • Spain, Cyprus: up to 360 euros/person;

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Fundacja Edukacji i Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Obywatelskiego FERSO – Youth NGO

Phone: +48 516 089 392

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack The Purpose Project.pdf

Contact for questions:

Urszula Malińska

E-Mail: u.malinska@gmail.com

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Training Course Under Pressure: Burnout prevention and self-care as Youth Workers’ key competence

Dates: 9-16 September 2019

Venue: Vinci, Italy

Eligible are 21 participants coming from: Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania

Application deadline: 23rd June 2019

Under Pressure is a TC for empowering the professional and personal competences of Youth Workers on empathic communication, self-care methods and recognition of personal needs oriented to prevent situations of burnout

General Description

Disclaimer: Before reading further be aware that this training will be packed with emotional content, many sharing moments and being offline. Ask yourself if you are ready for that challenge and take that into consideration when applying.

With this project we want to create a comfortable and calm space where youth workers, especially those who have faced moments of crisis, burn-out and stress, can reflect on their role, needs and resilience; we want also to provide them with deep but practical methods and tools (NVC, Transactional Analysis, Empathy) for recovering balance with themselves and with the target groups in their work.

Participants Profile: Youth workers, Staff of youth organisations, Youth Trainers, Team leaders that are connected with the topic, that are motivated to participate and to use what is learned and multiply it in Youth Work field. If you are a traveller this training is not for you, hence please do not apply.

Aims:

1. Improve youth workers self-awareness and competencies (clear, ethic and empathic communication with individuals and groups, healthy relationships management, Non violent communication, face unpredictable situations, stress management,..);
2. Enhance the wellness and the self-care of Youth workers focusing on tools and methods preventing burnout and taking in account the person on the intellectual, emotional, mental, physic and spiritual levels;
3. Empower participants self-care and empathy to let them embrace care and empathy towards the other- especially towards their young people with problematic backgrounds and difficulties, mainly with those with a violent attitude.
4. Improve youth work quality providing the participants with space to reflect on their hard role of intercultural and social mediators, and constructively reflect upon their previous experiences of crisis, burnout and demotivation on their work and role;
5. Experience non-formal learning processes and understand the value of “failures” and mistakes in learning (and life) and being able to pass it to their youth groups;

Methodologies: We will use non-formal tools, NVC methods, Theatre exercises, experiential games, Transactional Analysis, Debriefing and feedback methods, Evaluation.

This training will be organised in a modest venue in Vinci, Italy. The place fosters tranquility and the green and calm surroundings fit with the purpose of this training. The hosting conditions include sharing rooms (bunked beds for 7 people) and shared bathrooms. If you are expecting hotel standards and are not ok with it please do not apply.

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.

Travel reimbursement

Travel Reimbursement will be provided after the TC.

  • Greece, Ireland, Republic of  North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania: € 275
  • Italy: € 0

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Associazione Agrado – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Ha Moment – Youth NGO

Phone: 0039 347 6151141

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Programme Under Pressure.pdf

Contact for questions:

Laris Guerri

E-Mail: laris.guerri@gmail.com

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Training Course: What’s worth working for. The tasks of democracy we believe in.

Dates: 21 August – 1 September 2019

Venue: Bad Bevensen & Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Germany, Lithuania, Poland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 14th July 2019

What is it worth to work for? Which are the most important challenges to be addressed if we want to make democracy run smoothly? What do young people believe in, which issues matter to them, how and where do they want to assume responsibility?

General Description

Aims and Guiding Topics:

1. History – how we became, who we are: How did we become the people who we are? Which values had those in mind, who shaped our families and societies? We will look at the historic narratives and identities. We compare family biographies and text books, news reports and public debates.

2. Democracy – how we express, what we want: How do we decide, which policy will do? Who feels represented and who feels left behind? A simulation game will help us understand how interest representation in politics works. Talks with political decision makers will address the crucial issue of populism and xenophobia in times of migration.

3. Diversity – how we include, who is around: How do we perceive what keeps societies together? Do we have homogenous and diverse societies in Europe? This part is on facing diversity and handling it. Diversity training, dialogue exercises and field visits to NGOs will help us find answers to those questions.

4. Prospect – how we know, what to do: How do we design, what we will do? Here we will identify the tasks at hand. We will describe what’s worth working for – and shape concrete activities.

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.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expense refund related to lump sums of Erasmus+ programme;

  • max. 100 € for German, 180 €
  • for Polish, 225 €
  • for Lithuanian 275 €
  • for Northern Irish participants (actual travel costs)

Participation fee

Will be requested a different participation fee in each country due to different levels of living standard and income situation in the participating countries;

  • 100 € for participants from Germany,
  • 50 € for participants from Poland,
  • 35 € (Northern) Ireland and
  • 30 € for Lithuanians.

Application

 

Organiser:

Gustav Stresemann Institut in Nds. e.V.

Phone: 05821 – 955 111

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack What is worth working for.pdf

Contact for questions:

Martin Kaiser

Fax: 05821 – 955 299

Website for seminar

E-Mail: martin.kaiser@gsi-bevensen.de