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Training Course: Transformation of Soft Skills

Dates: 1-8 November 2019

Venue: Treviso, Italy

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

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

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

General Description

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

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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

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

Participation fee

30 Euro

Application

 

Organiser:

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

Phone: +34692415557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Transformation of soft skills.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zek Dundar

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

Training Course. Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups. Latvia

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

This is a course for professional development of youth workers, educators and youth leaders who would like to organise educational projects and programmes with mixed ability groups using Human Rights Education.

General Description

Training course “Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups” is a training course for professional development of youth workers, educators and leaders of educational programmes who would like to organize educational projects, programmes and activities with mixed ability groups through human rights education.

During the Training Course participants will discover:

-How to run mixed ability inclusive youth educational activities and projects based on Human Rights Education and non-formal learning approach;
– The values, principles, concepts and methods of human rights education;
– The principles of development and running of educational programmes within Human rights education field;
– Quality and particularities of human rights education activity with mixed ability groups of young people;
– What is the experiential learning cycle;
– Effective tips and hints on how to make HRE inclusive
– The levels of responsibility working in activities and projects with youth groups of mixed ability nature;
– Effective tools and instruments of inclusive youth worker and educator;
– The realities and best practices of youth educational activities and projects in EU, Eastern Partnership region and Russia;

The recognition of youth work, Youthpass and different learning instruments, youth worker’s competences and assessment.

Participants will also:

– Work in international groups;
– Get practical experience preparing and running human rights education activities with mixed ability groups during the trainiing course;
– Explore recent developments of youth work field;
– Set personal and professional development aims;
– Have an opportunity to develop international and local educational projects in the field of youth within and outside Erasmus+ programme.

It is expected that participants (together or individually) will organise local training/educational activities after the training course integrating human rights education and mixed ability approaches.

Profile of participants:

– Youth workers and youth leaders who act as youth educators in educational programmes and projects representing NGOs, working directly with young people with some experience of educational programmes with mixed-ability groups or without, but having strong dedication to introduce mixed ability approach and human rights education in their work;

– Interested in development of their organisation/institution and inclusive youth work in their respective city, region, country and Europe;
– Motivated for further professional development
– Aged: 18+;
– Able to communicate and work in Russian;
– Able to participate in the full duration of the course

Application

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

Visa cost cover 100% and travel costs will be paid within the limits set by the Erasmus+ programme.

Limits for countries (most economic route will be required):

  • Latvia – 20 Eur/180 Euro (depending on the region),
  • Estonia, Lithuania – 180 Euro
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Germany – 275 Euro
  • Russian Federation – 275 Eur/360 Eur (depending on the region),
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan – 360 Euro,

Please do not buy tickets before you get confirmation about acceptance and note from the organisers to buy the tickets!

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

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Training Course: The Power of Experience

Dates: 27 October – 3 November 2019

Venue: Training centre “Daugirdiškės”, Lithuania

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Ukraine

Application deadline: 5th September 2019

This is an international training course aiming to increase competences of youth workers to process experience and facilitate reflection as part of individual or group learning in the field of youth.

General Description

Objectives of the Training Course

1. to increase the knowledge of youth workers in experiential learning approaches and principles of processing the experience
2. to support development of youth workers’ skills in facilitating reflection processes as part of the experiential learning cycle

3. to support development of youth workers’ skills to adapt or create methods for reflection in the context of international youth work activities
4. to provide space for reviewing own attitudes and approaches in experiential learning as part of the international youth work activities.

Check the draft programme for more details.

Selection Criteria and Process

– Clear learning expectations

– Being a youth worker/ youth leader

– A need to develop the competence of facilitating learning in youth work settings

– Willingness to prepare, participate in full duration of the course from 27th Oct to 3rd Nov. 2019 and share course results afterwards.

– Sufficient skills in communication in English

– Willingness to apply knowledge and skills back in daily youth work practice

– To be resident from one of the eligible countries (Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Ukraine)

The pre-selection will be done by our country partners and final selection will be done together with all partnership by the 12th Sep.

Training Location

The training will take place in the training centre “Daugirdiskes” in the rural area 45 km. away from Vilnius, so the focus is purely on learning and experience without city disturbances.

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.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms with 2-3 people without possibility to have a single room.

Travel reimbursement

Travel will be reimbursed based on the actual costs and participants should take the cheapest travel options. Reimbursement will not exceed such limits, based on Erasmus+ funding rules and actual distance bands:

  • Lithuania: max. 20 eur.
  • Belarus, Estonia, Latvia: max. 180 eur.
  • Poland, Serbia, Ukraine: max. 275 eur.
  • Armenia: max. 360 eur.
  • Portugal: max. 530 eur.

Participation fee

40 EUR contribution to cover extra training costs. (possibility for reduction, if justified)

Application

 

Organiser:

Nectarus – Youth NGO

Phone: +37065794041

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule The Power of Experience.pdf

Contact for questions:

Laimonas Ragauskas

E-Mail: info@nectarus.lt

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Conference: Open Youth Work Conference – bOJA Fachtagung

Dates: 24-26 November 2019

Venue: Alpbach, Austria

Eligible are 300 of which 35 german speaking participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland

Application deadline: 19th August 2019

 The 13th boja Fachtagung deals with the topic of education in Youthwork. The 13th bOJA symposium will be dedicated to the topic of education in open youth work and will shed light on the interplay of youth, social and educational policy

General Description

The 13th “bOJA Fachtagung” is a can’t miss event for many Austrian Youth Workers that takes place in a diffrent region of Austria each year. In cooperation with Eramus+ in 2019 German Speaking Youth Workers are invited to take part as well.

The 3 day Event is a good opportunity to network, to discuss and to exchange with practioners, Experts, Researchers and Desicion makers. Each Year a mixture of Workshops, Discussions, Inputs and Project Presentations awaits the participants as well as the famous Networking Party.

During the 13th bOJA Fachtagung the role of Education in open Youthwork

See attached Programe for Details

The bOJA symposium has become a fixture in the calendars of numerous youth workers from all over Austria. In cooperation with Erasmus+, youth workers from German-speaking countries can participate for the first time this year. The unique conference takes place every year in a different Austrian province and on changing relevant topics.

The three-day event is an excellent opportunity to network, socialize, discuss and engage in a lively exchange of practitioners and academics and academics. Each year, the participants can expect an exciting mix of input lectures, discussions, workshops and individual practical project presentations in the context of the Worldcafés. The colorful framework program is also taken care of and the networking party rounds off the bOJA symposium.

At the 13th bOJA symposium in Alpbach, we will focus on the educational topic from different perspectives and highlight the many potentials that open youth work offers as an effective player in the educational landscape.

We open the space for discourse, inspiration and dialogue on the following topics related to open youth work: political education, transitional management school – work, equality of opportunity and education, promotion of democracy, cultural education, youth participation and a few more.

In addition, we focus on the issues of training of open youth work professionals. In addition to lectures, expert discussions and workshops, there will be a “playground” for participation and experimentation this year.

The nationwide expert conference Open Youth Work is a cooperation of bOJA – Nationwide Network Open Youth Work and the Federal Chancellery – Section Families and Youth (BKA) and Erasmus+ Youth programme.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

IZ – Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog und Bildung – National Agency

Phone: +43/5867544-36

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme bOJA Austria.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marco Frimberger

E-Mail: marco.frimberger@iz.or.at

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.

Rome

Training Course Embracing Diversity: Training course on diversity management

Dates: 18-23 November 2019

Venue: Rome, Italy

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

TC will give youth workers concrete methods for managing diversity and serve as a space for exploring various kinds of diversity. It aims to influence the daily practice of the participants by allowing them to learn from and be inspired by each other.

General Description

All youth workers have to deal with the fact that the young people they work with are different from each other in many ways – this means that they have to manage diversity. Some differences are more obvious than others – such as ethnicity, religion or language.

Diversity is more than the obvious differences, however – it also includes differences such as educational level, social and economic situation, sexuality, health and hidden or visible disabilities. Many youth workers put great emphasis on including a diversity of people, and this training will help participants to manage this diversity in their work. This is the 3rd edition of the TC.

During the training course, we will look at different concepts of inclusion and diversity. We will offer concrete tools, techniques and methods youth workers can use to manage diversity. We will facilitate discussions between the participants in order to learn from each other and find common ground in our experiences with working with diverse groups. Participants at the course will also learn how to pass on what they have learned at the training to the young people they work with.

Aim:

To support youth work professionals in developing diversity management competences in their daily practice and how to help young people appreciate diversity and cooperate valuing each others’ differences.

Objectives:

  • To explore concepts and different forms of diversity and inclusion;
  • To strengthen and develop youth workers and other professionals ‘diversity management’ competences;
  • To explore the local Italian reality of working with diverse groups of young people (Roma, asylum seekers, LGBTQI, etc)
  • To share different tools, methods and approaches for managing diversity and to reflect on how to adapt to different daily youth work contexts
  • To support networking between participants and the development of Erasmus+ Youth project ideas on diversity

Profile of participants:

  • Professionals working directly with diverse groups of young people on a regular basis. This includes youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, coaches, social workers, etc.
  • Participants interested in developing their ‘diversity management’ competences and learning how to deal with diversity of all kinds.
  • Ready to critically reflect on their own attitude towards diversity
  • Able to work in (international) English.
  • From Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries & Eastern Partnership (EaP) and Russia

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity RC and the Italian National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth programme

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsDraft Schedule Embracing Diversity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic

E-Mail: inclusion@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.

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.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Training Course: Colours of Empowerment

Dates: 13-22 September 2018

Venue: Bláfjöll, Iceland

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Estonia, FYROM, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 24th July 2018

An international training course on how to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities in inclusive youth work. Targeted at youth workers, inclusion workers, educators and facilitators. 

General Description

“Colours of Empowerment” is an 8-day-lasting international training course on how to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities in inclusive youth work. The training course is targeted at youth workers, inclusion workers, educators and facilitators, and will take place in a sport resort near Reykjavik, Iceland. Funding is provided by the Icelandic National Agency for Erasmus+Youth in Action, Key Action 1, Mobility of Youth Workers.

Aim and Programme Elements

We aim at empowering and building up the competences of educational practitioners to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities in inclusive youth work, especially with and for marginalized youth:

exclusion, inclusion, participation: what groups and individuals are we talking about? What do we want to reach with & for them, and how?

learning and non-formal education: approaches, conditions, models, factors, processes

meeting the needs of inclusion groups: matching of target group ↔ needs ↔ objectives ↔ methodology, how to ensure impact & relevance

practical tools and methods: for the design, facilitation & assessment of educational activities

creation & testing: of own educational modules with/in front of group

practice in feedback: empathy, coaching & communication skills

hot issues: common challenges and best practices in educational inclusive youth work

role(s): context, ethics & competences of youth workers and inclusion workers in an educational context

self-assessment: coaching & professional development plan

partnership-building and the development of follow-up activities

Profile of Participants

For participation in the this training course we are targeting youth workers, inclusion workers, educators and people actively involved in inclusive youth work. The most important criteria is that participants be in an educational position (eg facilitators, work camp leaders, trainers, group leaders, coaches etc).

Participants must be aged 18+ and be residents in the country of the nominating partner organisation. Participants should be fluent in english, and be willing and committed to work hard (about 9 hours per day at least). Participants should furthermore commit to carry out agreed preparatory tasks and be willing to follow-up on the training course via active youth work, ideally in co-operation with their sending/partner organisation.

Context and about us:

“Hugarafl”, an Icelandic term which translates in english into “Mindpower”, is a recovery centre for people who have experienced mental health challenges and who are now working hard on improving their situation, in a spirit of empowerment and self-determination.

In Mindpower, professionals are working side by side with experts by experience on equal bases and by peer to peer support. The main idea is to avoid the usual victimization and dis-empowerment of people with mental health issues, by instead truly empowering them for self-determination and equal participation. In Mindpower we have a strong youth chapter called “Youngminds”, who has in the past years also developed international activities, often with the support of Erasmus+.

Costs

 

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

By following the rules of Erasmus+, the costs of your international travel are covered up to the following total amounts (if you prove that your travel falls into the corresponding distance band). Costs exceeding the indicated amounts have to be borne by yourself. Here is an overview of travel grant per distance band.

These are the travel grants approved by the Icelandic National Agency based on the submitted funding application (per person)

Estonia EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Iceland N/A
Italy EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
FYROM EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Malta EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Poland EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Portugal EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Romania EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Slovenia EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Spain EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Turkey EUR 820 (km 4000 – 7999)

The training course will start with dinner on September 13th and end with breakfast on September 22nd.

The selected participants are free to arrive to Iceland some days earlier or stay some days longer, as long as the total amount of your extra days outside of the programme activities is not more than three days.

Application

 

Organizer:

Hugarafl – NGO

Phone: +3548688071

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Colours of Empowerment.pdf

Contact for questions:

Fjóla Kristín Ólafardóttir

E-Mail:colours.of.empowerment.2018@gmail.com