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Training Course. ABC on Volunteering Mentorship. Spain

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Training Course: ABC on Volunteering Mentorship in the European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 23-28 September 2020

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are max. 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th July 2020

“ABC on Volunteering mentorship, T.C.” is an opportunity for organizations running projects in the European Solidarity Corps, interested to train their mentors (or potential)

General Description

Nowadays we find that parts of the volunteer’s mentors have a big mobility and not a continuation in their role as mentors. Sometimes they are just volunteers with almost no link with the organization, lack of resources and tools to develop their roles and basic info about the European Solidarity Corps programme.

This training offer to mentors or potential mentors the opportunity to get trained in their task as mentors, to go deeper in the essence of the volunteering activities under the European Solidarity Corps, to find tools and resources for their daily task as mentors, know and share with other colleagues the realities or their projects and the different singularities in each project, offering the basic learning for mentoring volunteering activities (preparation, implementation & follow up phases), aiming to develop their knowledge and skills to better support European volunteers and volunteer learning process in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps programme.

During the TC participants will learn more about the ESC programme, roles of the different key stakeholders on volunteering activities, in special, the role of the mentor, the knowledge and skills needed, how to support the learning process, tips to solve difficulties, conflicts or problems, how to convert challenges in new opportunities…

The TC is offer mainly to potential future mentors or mentors interested to improve their competences in the mentorship of ESC volunteers.

Objectives:

  • Offer to participants a practical and theoretical experience on volunteer’s mentorship.
  • To understand the volunteering chart and the roles of the different stakeholders in the volunteering activities within the European Solidarity Corps.
  • To develop knowledge and skills to support volunteers, namely the learning processes
  • To discover different types of mentoring
  • Get answers to technical / practical issues
  • Meet good practices and exchange experiences
  • Exchange contacts and create possible new partnerships
  • Create a support group (network)

Methodology

The programme will be structured in plenary and working groups with a balanced combination of introductory plenary discussions, round tables, exchange of experiences, theme workshops.

The use of non-formal education methodologies will ensure the active participation of all individuals involved. Working groups and active methods will be also used in order to create an environment that encourages a dynamic involvement of all participants. The diversity of approaches will be used in order to addresses the group various ways to better engage and contribute to the discussed topics.

Participants Profile

More than 18 years old; no age limit

Able to communicate in English

Representing or being involved in any accredited organizations running volunteering projects in the European Solidarity Corps.

Starting or will start soon to work as volunteer’s mentors

A person motivated to improve its knowledge and skills as volunteer’s mentors to better support European volunteers and volunteering learning processes.

Open to learn and share experiences

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 support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected/ having confirmed your participation, check with them 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:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) – National Agency

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme ABC on Volunteering Mentorship.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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

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Training Course Active and Engaged: Supporting young people’s conscious active citizenship

Dates: 27-29 May 2020

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th April 2020

ATTENTION: DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF NEW DATES ONCE CONFIRMED!

Empowerment Is a buzz word commonly used in the youth sector but young people need platforms that support them to think consciously and critically about issues that affect their lives, the communities they live in.

General Description

This seminar is for youth workers and leaders to promote young people’s conscious active citizenship civic competence so that they can analyze issues in their community with a view to proposing innovative solutions to bring about social change.

Aims:

To explore how to support young people’s conscious active citizenship

Objectives:

  • To provide a space for youth workers to critically reflect on how their Youth work practise empowers or disempowers young people
  • To understand how to empower young people to take action on issues affecting them in their community
  • To support youth workers to develop the tools they need to promote conscious active citizenship with young people
  • To explore how policy can support young people becoming change makers
  • To explore how Erasmus+ can support young people becoming active citizens

Expected Results :

  • Youth workers who understand how to engage young people
  • Youth workers are more equip to support young people to become more active on issues affecting them
  • Young people are more conscious of the communities and world they live in

As part of this training we should develop a toolkit in advance of the training that youth workers can use later with the young people they work with.

Please note arrival date is 26th May and Departure 29th May after lunch.

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:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: +35318871202

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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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E-learning – Online sessions: producing radio shows in lockdown (train-the-trainer)

Dates: 14-16 April 2020

Venue: Online, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 10 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, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 19th April 2020

Learn how to make radio shows or podcasts in lockdown, as an activity, challenge or as an official school taks. Using smartphones en freeware Mode.

General Description

Are you working with children or youngsters (with fewer opportunities), during this time of crisis and social distancing, on a daily basis? Do you need some inspiration on activities, tools, challenges?

Audio is a great way to tell stories, send messages in a safe way or present to an audience.

In these two online sessions you’ll learn how to produce a radioshow or podcast with young people.

In the first session (Tuesday the 14th of april, 2pm – 4pm, Belgian time)
– Structure and content of a radio show
– Recording devices and -surroundings: voice recording without professional gear
– Music and audio effects (what, where, legal?)
– Basic audio editing (with Reaper, freeware)
– Copyright and publication platforms

In the second session (Thursday the 16th of april, 2pm – 4pm, Belgian time) we’ll zoom in on audio editing and take our time to answer questions, identify difficulties etc.

These sessions are free of charge, but registration is required. You’ll receive a confirmation email containing further information. The workshop will take place via Whereby.com, a telecommunication platform.

To be clear: these sessions are not about live-streaming or starting a local FM frequency. It is about puzzling together a radio show or podcast, with audio editing software.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online sessions

Travel reimbursement

Online sessions

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Quindo – Youth NGO

Phone: +32 494 148 005

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Broos Claerhout

E-Mail: broos.claerhout@quindo.be

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Seminar: Let’s Talk About Mental Health! – Online Seminar

Dates: 11-13 May 2020

Venue: Online, Norway

Eligible are 80 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, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 19th April 2020

In the situation the world is facing, mental health support is vital to cope with the uncertainty, change and isolation. Youth workers need skills and attitudes to promote good mental health and a healthy lifestyle. So; Let’s Talk About Mental Health!

General Description

Good mental health is fundamental for the quality of life, well-being and productivity of both individuals, families, workers and communities. It increases the strength and resilience of the society. Young people, as an essential part of society, need the space and resources to learn more, talk more and act more on the issues that are related with mental health.

Some youth workers find it hard to talk with young people on such issues; simply because they are worried that the topic might be upsetting, or that some personal or medical topics might come up during the conversation that they don’t know how to address.

Talking about mental health from an early age on, helps the individuals to better understand their emotions and become more able to take care of themselves mentally and physically – which are equally essential. By talking and gaining more competences, we can stop feeding the social stigma around mental health, and also learn ways to resist the stigma when it shows up.

Aim of the Seminar

The main aim of this Seminar is to equip youth workers with knowledge, skills and attitude on how to address mental health issues and strengthen young people’s mental health.

The objectives are:

  • To have a better understanding of mental health issues and how they relate to the life of a young person,
  • To learn how to tackle stigma on mental health issues,
  • To learn ways to support positive mental health through well-being, off and online.
  • To learn more about public health sector and how systematic work within different settings as; local environment, schools and online affects physical and mental health
  • To share good practices on how to support the well-being of young people,
  • To share youth work practices on dealing with mental health issues,

Young people’s health and well-being is a permanent priority in Erasmus+ Youth Programme and it is also highlighted in the European Youth Strategy.

Format

The seminar was originally planned to happen as a residential seminar in Tønsberg, Norway. Due to the lock-down caused by the outbreak of the Coronavirus we had to cancel the physical seminar. Then we realised that our topic is maybe even more relevant now that many people are isolated and have to deal with feelings like anxiety and loneliness. Youth work has to change its format, and so we decided that we would rather change the format of our seminar than cancel it.

We have been working really hard to present you with a high quality online seminar. Our experts are professionals from the fields of health and youth work, our facilitators (9 of them) are experienced non formal educators, we have a strong technical support team and we pay to have software and technical solutions that are answering our needs.

The programme consists of inputs by the experts, interactive workshops, presentations and exploration of different ways of working on the topic. The sessions will be divided between plenary sessions and facilitated work in smaller groups. It is important to us to make sure that we keep the non formal aspects of the seminar. You will be expected to take part in the whole seminar, and contribute with your opinions and experience.

Sessions are distributed over 3 days, and the days will last approximately 5 hours, breaks included.

All selected participants will also be invited to a pre-meeting with one of our facilitators. More information about how and when will be given to the selected participants.

Profile of Participants

This seminar is for youth workers and persons in other relevant positions in youth work. It is an opportunity for you who are currently working on, or are interested to work on, the topics of mental health in youth work context.

You should be able to communicate in English. We also expect you to share what you learn with your colleagues, and to implement the new knowledge and skills in your local work with young people.

Technical equipment needed: Computer with camera and microphone and reliable internet connection. Zoom.us will be the main digital platform of the seminar. You need to download this if you are selected to participate.

Costs

 

This course is co-financed by the European Union’s program Europe Aid.

Accommodation and food

Course is online

Travel reimbursement

Course is online

Participation fee

This Course is free of charge

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Aktiv Ungdom – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Vestfold og Telemark Fylkeskommune

Phone: n/a

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tone Helen Jørgensen

E-Mail: tone.helen.jorgensen@vtfk.no

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Forum: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Information Forum

Dates: 30 March – 20 July 2020

Venue: Online, Belgium – FR

Eligible are 100 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, Southern Mediterranean countries ( Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia)

Application deadline: 29th March 2020

This information forum is designed for youth workers and youth trainers to drop in and ask any questions they have about the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange initiative.

General Description

  • Do you have questions about Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange and its opportunities?
  • Are you interested in taking part but you do not know what activity best suits your organisation’s needs?

Do you have doubts about participants eligibility, activities duration and expected workload?
Every first and third Monday of the month, from 15.00 to 16.30 CET, the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange team will be available to answer any question in an online space.

16th March 15:00-16:00 CET
30th March 15:00-16:00 CET
13th April 15:00-16:00 CET
27th April 15:00-16:00 CET
11th May 15:00-16:00 CET
25th May 15:00-16:00 CET
8th June 15:00-16:00 CET
22nd June 15:00-16:00 CET
6th July 15:00-16:00 CET
20th July 15:00-16:00 CET

Register and drop-in to one of our sessions. Our team will help you clarify all your doubts.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online Forum

Travel reimbursement

Online Forum

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (Others)

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is a ground-breaking project enabling youth in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to engage in meaningful intercultural experiences online, as part of their formal or non-formal education.

Phone: +34928000000

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fabio Nascimbeni

E-Mail: f.nascimbeni@uni-med.net

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Training Course Active and Engaged: Supporting young people’s conscious active citizenship

Dates: 27-29 May 2020

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th April 2020

ATTENTION: DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF NEW DATES ONCE CONFIRMED!

Empowerment Is a buzz word commonly used in the youth sector but young people need platforms that support them to think consciously and critically about issues that affect their lives, the communities they live in.

General Description

This seminar is for youth workers and leaders to promote young people’s conscious active citizenship civic competence so that they can analyze issues in their community with a view to proposing innovative solutions to bring about social change.

Aims:

To explore how to support young people’s conscious active citizenship

Objectives:

  • To provide a space for youth workers to critically reflect on how their Youth work practise empowers or disempowers young people
  • To understand how to empower young people to take action on issues affecting them in their community
  • To support youth workers to develop the tools they need to promote conscious active citizenship with young people
  • To explore how policy can support young people becoming change makers
  • To explore how Erasmus+ can support young people becoming active citizens

Expected Results :

  • Youth workers who understand how to engage young people
  • Youth workers are more equip to support young people to become more active on issues affecting them
  • Young people are more conscious of the communities and world they live in

As part of this training we should develop a toolkit in advance of the training that youth workers can use later with the young people they work with.

Please note arrival date is 26th May and Departure 29th May after lunch.

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:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: +35318871202

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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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Seminar: Research Methodology in the context of the European Youth Programmes

Dates: 20-22 April 2020

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 40 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: 22nd March 2020

The main aim of the seminar is to explore, discuss and further develop research methodologies of transnational, intercultural, interdisciplinary youth research in the context of the European youth programmes in preparation of the new programme generation.

General Description

In the context of the European youth programmes (Erasmus+ Youth Programme and European Solidarity Corps), the amount and diversity of youth research has increased tremendously. For more than 10 years, the RAY Network – an open, growing, self-governed European research network of National Agencies of the European youth programmes and their research partners – conducted not only an ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the European youth programmes, but also implemented thematic research projects on topics such as young people’s active citizenship or youth workers’ professional development.

In complementarity, National Agencies have conducted research in international and national contexts, both within and beyond RAY, and encouraged beneficiaries of the European youth programmes to draw on research more consistently. As a result, more and more projects, in particular strategic partnerships in Key Actions 2 and 3, have begun to integrate research as a component in their projects.

Until now, there has been no opportunity for those conducting these different research projects and strands, to discuss and reflect on the methodology of youth research in the context of the European youth programmes. With this seminar, the RAY Network and Jugend für Europa would like to take a first step to provide a space for youth research practitioners and stakeholders to explore methodological questions and challenges.

Aim and Objectives of the Seminar

The main aim of the seminar is to explore, discuss and further develop research methodologies of transnational, intercultural and interdisciplinary youth research in the context of the European youth programmes in preparation of the new programme generation.

The following objectives have been set for the seminar, which seeks to:

  • Explore the methodological approaches and challenges of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method research that is conducted while projects are ongoing;
  • Explore the methodological approaches and challenges of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method research that is conducted once projects are completed;
  • Explore the methodological approaches and challenges of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method research with different stakeholders and target groups;
  • Explore the methodological approaches and challenges of qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method impact research on the effects of projects in society.

Participants of the Seminar

All those interested in the methodologies of transnational, intercultural and interdisciplinary youth research in the context of the European youth programmes are invited to attend and contribute to the seminar, including but not limited to:

  • Research and policy partners of the RAY network at national and transnational level,
  • Research and practice partners of strategic partnerships in Key Actions 2 and 3, and
  • Youth research stakeholders interested in co-shaping youth research methodology.

We use the term ‘youth research stakeholders’ very openly. Whether you have commissioned or conducted project evaluations, undertaken or worked with youth surveys, implemented or interpreted semi-structured interviews, facilitated or summarised focus groups – as long as you are interested in youth research methodology, you are welcome!

Logistics of the Seminar

The seminar will take place from April 20 to April 22 in Berlin, Germany. The programme will start on April 20 after lunch, so that most participants should be able to arrive on April 20 in the morning. The seminar programme will finish on April 22 at lunch, so that all participants will be able to depart on April 22 throughout the day.

Additional: For researchers involved in RAY, the programme will finish on April 22 in the evening, so that all RAY participants will be able to depart on April 22 in the evening or on April 23 in the morning.

Hosts of the Conference

The seminar is financed through Erasmus+ Youth Programme and is hosted by the German National Agency Jugend für Europa. The seminar is coordinated by the coordination group of the RAY Network.

For questions, please contact Rita Bergstein at bergstein@jfemail.de (JUGEND für Europa) and Andreas Karsten at andreas@researchyouth.net. (RAY Network)

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:

Jugend für Europa in cooperation with the RAY research network – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Qualitative Research Methodology.pdf

Contact for questions:

Rita Bergstein & Andreas Karsten

E-Mail: bergstein@jfemail.de

andreas@researchyouth.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.