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Training Course. Power of Positivity. Finland

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Training Course Power of Positivity: Youth Exchanges

Dates: 22-26 June 2020

Venue: Nurmes, Finland

Eligible are 30 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, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th April 2020

The training helps you to clarify your understanding of mental health and discover how you can support young people’s mental health in your work. Moreover, you will learn how youth exchanges fit into the discussion.

General Description

Supporting Mental Health Is Easy

When talking about mental health, you may instantly think about negative issues like depression and mental illnesses. You should not. We all have a state of mental health, one day our mental health can be worse, one day better. But there are concrete ways how to promote our mental well being.

In this training you will understand better what affects our mental health and how we can take care of it. You will learn methods to discuss the topic with young people and have time to think how to help their well being. This is important for you, if you are working with young people. And you should be, because youth exchanges need young people.

Can youth exchanges promote mental health?

Well, yes. You might know that you feel better when you feel heard, you feel you belong to a group, you have your place in there and others accept and support you. You also may recognise it feels good to accomplish interesting tasks, explore unknown things and overcome a nice challenge. Youth exchanges can offer all of this to your young people, if you take care that they are able to be involved, respected and supported in planning, preparation and carrying out of exchanges.

  • In this training you will learn, how you can help young people to have ownership in their youth exchange.
  • You will have a small pre-task before your arrival, so be prepared to return it.

Who is this training for?

You should be interested in the topic of mental wellbeing as well as in international youth work.

You may be interested in

  • challenging your understanding of mental wellbeing
  • learning ways to talk about mental health with young people
  • learning working ways to promote mental health
  • organising youth exchanges where young people are actively involved in the projects
  • learning ways to support young people’s involvement in youth exchange projects
  • understanding how mental health can be discussed in youth exchanges
  • finding possible partners to future youth exchanges who share the same understanding of working ways

It is much better if you will already have a group of young people that you are working with. It is even better, if you have talked with them about the possibility of an international youth exchange and they are interested in one. We will prioritise applicants who work regularly with a group of young people and regularly organise daily or weekly local activities for them. Starting to plan a youth exchange is much easier, if you can start working with your group when you return home.

If you only organise international activities and always recruit the participants in the projects after they have been granted, you are not the kind of participant we are looking for.

Peaceful (and sleepy) countryside

The training takes you to a remote area in Eastern Finland, over 500 km to the north of Helsinki. Youth Centre Hyvärilä is one of the state founded youth centres in Finland. It is located by a lake surrounded by nature. It is not close to services, but they offer good facilities for training, accommodation and meals.

You will also have time to chat and change opinions, practices and ideas with youth workers from other countries and look at the midnight sun by a Finnish lake.

You should know, though, that there will be youth groups around, which means you cannot use alcohol in the youth centre area. Finnish youth work is substance free and you should also respect that in our country.

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:

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Hyvärilä Youth Centre – Youth NGO

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Finland.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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Training Course Becoming a part of Europe: Training for Swedish and Norwegian participants

Dates: 27-29 April 2020

Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden

Eligible are 24 youth workers coming from: Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th March 2020

ATTENTION: Swedish/Norwegian speaking seminar!

This course is in Swedish/Norwegian languages and is only open to participants from Sweden and Norway. The course is organized as a follow-up event of the project Becoming a part of Europe implemented between 2016-2019 by several National Agencies.

General Description

The training course aims at developing the participants’ competences in using non-formal education (NFE) methods in working with, and supporting, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers (YMRA).

We will create a framework in which the participants can explore various contexts and exchange good practices they use in their work with inclusion; And we will equip the participants with concrete tools and methods for working with integration of YMRA.

Moreover, the participants will discover funding possibilities and get the opportunity to network and create partnerships with the purpose of developing future common national and international projects.

Expected profile of participants

The training course is designed for voluntary and/or professional youth workers, social workers, project leaders, inclusion and/or integration responsible, facilitators and other persons or stakeholders working with inclusion of YMRA.

Participants must be at least 18 years old. Expected group size is 20-24 participants

People of migrant, refugee or asylum seeker background are encouraged to apply.

The training course will be in Swedish/Norwegian, without any possibility of continuous translation from one language to another.

Course programme

The course offers a variety of workshops, info-sessions and other activities to improve the participants work with YRMA.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement

Your travel costs are reimbursed against relevant travel documents/receipts after your trip. You will get more detailed information from your NA on reimbursement procedures of travel costs after your selection has been approved.

Participation fee

Some countries charge a participation fee, some do not.  Please contact the representative of your NA if you have further questions.

Application

 

Organiser:

NA Sweden – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • NA Norway – National Agency

Phone: 0046 0160 10 00

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreea Maris

E-Mail: andreea.maris@mucf.se

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Study visit on the topic of Youth work in Schools in Finland

Dates: 17-21 May 2020

Venue: Lahti, Finland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 1st April 2020

Youth work in schools – a dream to come true or already advanced profession? During this study visit we will explore a phenomenon called youth work in schools by getting familiar with the best practices.

General Description

Youth work and schools have history over decades of educational partnership among the school aged children and teenagers in Finland. Different municipalities have different approaches to how schools and youth work are working together. Nevertheless, they all share similarities in their past learning curve and challenges

This study visit aims to have an overview of different kind of co-operation models and methods used in youth work in schools in Finland. A specific aim is to support the increase of knowledge and competencies of participants and organizations involved.

During the study visit participants will be challenged to recognize the best practises that could be transferred to their own work. We will NOT focus on the Finnish school system, or getting to know practice of teaching nor the existing curriculum of Finnish schools, more than it’s adequate to understand the frame of the work

The study visit will consist of a practical part: visit the local youth work actors and in activities focused on evaluation and recognizing opportunities in participants own organizations.

Methodology:

3 working days of activities in a group with facilitator. We will use field visits to projects and organizations, reflection/debriefing activities and in general non formal methods will be preferred.

Participant Profile:

The target group for the study visit in Lahti are youth workers willing to enhance their competencies in the field of youth work in schools.

Other characteristics are:

  • to have interest in starting / developing better co-operation between youth sector and education sector
  • to have experience in the youth work sector
  • to be interested in developing new projects on youth work in schools in the framework of European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+
  • to be able to communicate and work in English
  • to be able to attend the full study visit
  • wish to learn from each other’s during debate and evaluation

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:

Finnish National Agency, EDUFI

Phone: +358405196769

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft programvYouth Work in Schools.pdf

Contact for questions:

Anna-Kaisa Vihersalo

E-Mail: anna-kaisa.vihersalo@greenwilds.com

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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Study Visit Europe Goes Local in Sweden: Youth work quality development through documentation and follow up

Dates: 5-7 May 2020

Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden

Eligible are 30 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 17th February 2020

This study visits contains a presentation of KEKS web-based system for documentation and follow up of youth work, The Logbook, and how it is used for developing youth work, both in theory and through visits to youth centres that are working with the system

General Description

The aim of this study visit is to show the participants how continuous documentation and follow up through The Logbook functions as a basis for cooperation and the further development of youth work as well as the consequences this has had for quality and recognition.

The program will be a mix of presentations, discussions, workshops and study visits to youth houses and centres using the system.

The target group is civil servants responsible for youth work and youth workers. The ideal is delegations of 4-6 persons from the same country or municipality, also consisting of NA representatives and politicians.

For further information, please see attached document: “Program study visits”

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:

NA Sweden – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • KEKS

Phone: 0046 0160 10 00

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Europe Goes Local.pdf

Contact for questions:

Karin Persdotter

E-Mail: karin.persdotter@mucf.se

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.

Gothenburg, Marstrand

Study Visit Europe Goes Local in Sweden: Youth work quality development through documentation and follow up

Dates: 12-14 May 2020

Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden

Eligible are 30 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 24th February 2020

This study visits contains a presentation of KEKS web-based system for documentation and follow up of youth work, The Logbook, and how it is used for developing youth work, both in theory and through visits to youth centres that are working with the system

General Description

The aim of this study visit is to show the participants how continuous documentation and follow up through The Logbook functions as a basis for cooperation and the further development of youth work as well as the consequences this has had for quality and recognition.

The program will be a mix of presentations, discussions, workshops and study visits to youth houses and centres using the system.

The target group is civil servants responsible for youth work and youth workers. The ideal is delegations of 4-6 persons from the same country or municipality, also consisting of NA representatives and politicians.

For further information, please see attached document: “Program study visits”

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:

NA Sweden – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • KEKS

Phone: 0046 0160 10 00

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Europe Goes Local.pdf

Contact for questions:

Karin Persdotter

E-Mail: karin.persdotter@mucf.se

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.

Western Finland

Conference YOUTH2019: Finnish National Youth Work Days

Dates: 26-29 March 2019

Venue: Turku, Finland

Eligible are 35 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: 14th February 2019

YOUTH2019 is two-day programmed conference which consists of a variety of current topics in youth work. The strand in English talks about Finnish and European Youth Work topics.

General Description

The Finnish youth field comes together every year for Youth Work Days. YOUTH2019 gathers about 1000 youth work professionals (youth workers, researchers and policy-makers) to discuss, evaluate, innovate and develop their work among young people.

YOUTH2019 is two-day programmed conference which consists of a wide variety of current topics in youth work. Part of the activity is a fair with Finnish youth work organisations presenting their work and are available for discussions about their practices with different target groups and topics.

Alongside the fair, dozens of sessions about youth work are run in parallel workshops. In cooperation with the National Youth Council Allianssi, the Finnish NA has prepared a programme that is available in English for international guests.

Finnish and European topics
The programme in English is not exclusively for international participants. Rather, it is aimed for the Finnish youth workers too. Hopefully, the sessions can open up good discussions about youth work in Europe between representatives of different countries.

Programme elements have not yet been finalised but some topics have already been decided:

  • Visits to youth work organisations in Turku and Helsinki
  • Introduction to Finnish Youth Work
  • European Youth Strategy 2019-2027 with COM
  • Presentations of organisations and projects
  • Discussions of European challenges affecting youth
  • Cross-sectoral co-operation in youth work
  • Competence Model for Youth Workers to Work Internationally
  • Inclusive youth work
  • Current topics in Youth Research Finland/Croatia
  • Opportunities in the European Solidarity Corps Programme

The cultural programme during conference evenings allow more relaxed interaction with the Finnish youth workers.

Opening and Closing ceremonies are interpreted into English.

A Medieval Town and Modern Youth Work
Turku, the former capital of Finland (in the Swedish times) is the second largest city in Finland. It is situated on the South-West coast of Finland. The travel time on bus or train from Helsinki is roughly two hours.

As a large city Turku organises very diverse youth work and for the visits we try to organise visits to the most interesting and innovative practices.

We organise visits to youth work organisations in Turku the day before YOUTH2019 and if needed also on the day after in Helsinki.

An international Group
We have previously agreed with a group of countries that they will send participants to this activity and take care of their participation fees. The following countries are agreed to send participants to YOUTH2019:

Austria
Belgium Flanders
Denmark
Germany
Italy
Liechtenstein
Poland
Switzerland

Other countries can open the call too, but the priority is given for the countries listed in here. The countries outside the list will have to agree to pay 110€ per participant as the participation fee (National Youth Council collects the fee from everybody). We have maximum 35 places available.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

If you are selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the Dutch National Agency

Travel reimbursement

The reimbursement of travel costs may vary indifferent countries. Please contact your own National Agency to see how travel costs are reimbursed in your country.

The contact persons in the countries are:

  • Switzerland: Laurin Reding, Movetia
  • Belgium Flanders; Inez Adriaensen, JINT
  • Denmark: Louise Frilund, UFM
  • Poland: Bozena Kiluk, FRSE
  • Germany: Rita Bergstein, Jugend für Europa
  • Austria: Lars Roesky, Interkulturelles Zentrum
  • Liechtenstein: Virginie Meusburger-Cavassino, Aha!
  • Italy: Alessia Cecchini, Agenzia Nazionale Giovani

Participation fee

We will invoice the participation fee from the sending National Agencies. It will be 90€ per each participant the NA sends to the activity.

The matter with the participation fee may be handled differently in different countries. Please contact your National Agency to ask if they will cover the fee for you.

Application

 

Organiser:

Finnish National Agency of Education EDUFI

Co-organiser:

Finnish Co-operation Allianssi – Youth NGO

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi