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Training Course: Win win games

Dates: 13-24 June 2019

Venue: Prenčov, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 31st March 2019

Do you believe in your dreams? Can you either dream? Do you want to understand what makes some projects so successful, while others get blocked, collapse, or function with only a fraction of their potential?

General Description

Win-Win games is a 10 day training course for youth workers, trainers, community builders and young activist working on a sustainable way of living. It opens up new dimension for youth work, based on a specific methodology called Dragon Dreaming.

The Training has deep experiential dimensions, the first part is focused on knowing and understanding this method and the second part is focused on overcoming of blockages in a real projects.

The project will be organized by ARTKRUH, in the natural environment of the village Prenčov in Slovakia, nearby the UNESCO town – Banská Štiavnica; from the 14th-23rd June 2019.

The venue is offering the experience of a deeper personal and social interaction and a sense of belonging to the community in the rural environment. 35 participants from 10 European countries will learn and experience how to use this methodology, which is combining project management, an inclusive, participatory and non hierarchical approach.

Moreover, DD is not only a methodology but also a philosophy, a changing approach of our activities/projects on win-win-win games. The First win is for each participant, the second for community and the last win belongs to the Earth, focusing on environmental sustainability.

With this unique philosophy DD is offering a new perspective on the development of projects, enterprises and aspire for creating a new paradigm for the 21th century. The project will be led by an experienced lector and the founder of this method John Croft from Australia and Lizandra Gomes is from Brazil.

These two lectors and facilitators are bringing not only European, but also a worldwide dimensions and experiences to the project.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food, programme and travel costs up to the maximum amount are fully covered.

  • Greece, Ireland, Italy, Bulgaria, Lithuania   275
  • Spain, Portugal 360
  • Czech republic, Slovenia, Hungary  180
  • Slovakia 20

Participation fee

We expect a participation fee 150€ to support the costs of excellent lectors

Application

 

Organiser:

ARTKRUH – Youth NGO

Phone: 00421901789978

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Win Win.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marián Mazag

E-Mail: murkomiux@gmail.com

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Training Course: The Art of Facilitating

Dates: 21-29 May 2019

Venue: Adamov, Czech Republic

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 15th March 2019

The Art of Facilitating training – an interesting opportunity for youth workers to develop Experiential Learning facilitation in order to create and facilitate meaningful learning experiences for others using Experiential Learning as a tool.

General Description

This training course is based on non-formal education and experiential learning, being highly participatory and interactive. In the training you will be the creator of your own experience – the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it – guided by the facilitators and supported by the group.

Your self-directed individual learning process will take place in a safe space and in a team-oriented and group-supported environment.

The flow of the program is inspired in the Kolb cycle of Experiential Learning:

  • experience,
  • reflection,
  • conceptualization,
  • and applicability

The Experiential Learning methods that we will use are along individual and group reflection and conceptualization processes are:

-Challenge-based learning: using challenges as learning opportunities
-Game-based learning: using games with a pedagogical purpose
-Body Expression and Movement: connecting with oneself and others in an embodied way

In “The Art of Facilitating” training you will have the chance to:

-Get familiar with the ETS Competence Model for Trainers and Facilitators developed by SALTO T&C RC
-Set your own learning objectives for the training and direct your learning towards it
-Experience embodied openness and vulnerability when standing in front of a group
-Identify and practice how to make your presentations more engaging and creative
-Distinguish between facts and assumptions in your communication
-Learn how to give and receive factual feedback
-Identify the elements of a game and learn how to gamify your workshops

-Connect with yourself and connect with others through your body in movement
-Identify your own principles to facilitate Experiential Learning
-Plan how to create your own Experiential Learning workshops and projects after the training

… and much more :)

This learning process is going to be facilitated by two experienced Salto trainers Bob Sonet and Jordan Herreros

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food, programme and travel costs up to the maximum amount are fully covered.

Maximum travel costs reimbursement per country:

  • Czech Republic up to 20€
  • Slovakia, Hungary up to 180€
  • Estonia, Bulgaria, France, Romania, Spain   275€

Participation fee

We expect a participation fee 50€.

Application

 

Organiser:

Hnutí Brontosaurus – Youth NGO

Phone: +420774976407

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Aof.pdf

Contact for questions:

Eva Pavelova

E-Mail: fundraiser@brontosaurus.cz

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Training Course Jump IN: How to develop Youth Exchange projects!?

Dates: 14-20 May 2019

Venue: Florina, Greece

Eligible are 24 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 22nd March 2019

This training offers an international learning experience for youth work practitioners who want to develop competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Do you work with young people? Are you aware of a number of funding opportunities offered within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme? Then this Training course is for you!

This training offers an international learning experience for youth work practitioners who want to learn about the opportunities of Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

It will develop competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Jump In will provide a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Context of the TC

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme offers a wide range of international learning opportunities for young people: learning mobility of individuals is considered to bring long lasting benefits to the participants and the organizations involved and should ideally be accessible to everyone.

Nevertheless it is often the case that young people and youth organizations do not know about these opportunities. The Erasmus+ Youth Programme is a Programme for all, and efforts should be made to include young people with fewer opportunities.

Jump In will increase the impact of youth work by promoting Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges as a tool and to disseminate non formal education. Its principles and methods are to empower young people with fewer opportunities as real actors of the society.

Together with participants we want to take a look to their local realities and think about youth exchanges that can have a larger impact and be more accessible to everyone, in order to create a solid bridge between the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and young people with fewer opportunities.

The objectives of this project are:

  • To provide basic information about the Erasmus+ Youth Programme for newcomers focusing on Youth exchange activities and their potential to enhance new possibilities for young people with fewer opportunities.
  • To allow participants to learn and practice methods to work with young people in various youth exchange situations.
  • To reflect on the power of words and how to communicate meaningfully with young people.
  • To learn how to organize creative activities with little resources, helping participants map out all the resources in their community that can be used during Youth Exchange projects.
  • To share experiences and good practices at local/ regional level and adapting it to an international context.

Methodology

The training will be a learning-by-doing experience. The methodology will focus on non-formal education. We will create a space where the participants and trainers can learn from each other: workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics, individual and group reflection, open space, design thinking.

The trainers’ team will create a learning space, where participants will create the main input/ content from their local and regional perspective to build youth exchange projects.

We invite all those working directly with young people to join this training and learn more about Erasmus+ Youth Programme, more specifically Youth Exchanges. This training course is for newcomers into this program to develop their competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

We also invite people who are curious and motivated about setting up impactful Youth Exchanges to join.

Participants Profile:

  • Professional or volunteer youth workers.
  • Preferable linked to a youth organization.
  • Motivated to learn about and make use of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme with young people with fewer opportunities.
  • Minimum 18 years old.
  • Able to use English as a working language in order to establish effective communication during group-work and sessions.
  • To attend the full duration of the training.
  • Willing to work on the quality of their international projects.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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.

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.

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:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (INEDIVIM), Hellenic NA for Erasmus+ Youth

Phone: +302131314450

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Jump-In Programme 2019.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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: The Power of Non Formal Education

Dates: 24-29 September 2019

Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria

Eligible are 30 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: 30th May 2019

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).

General Description

Why this Training Course?

– To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods.
– To analyze the role and reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.

– To discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.
– To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
– To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal).
– To reconsider daily youth work practices.
– To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

How it will be done?

In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring… To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE.

The pedagogical process

A fundamental flow during the training is based upon:

– Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercise…)
– Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process…
– Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people

– Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences.
– Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (‘Power to the People’ moments).

Participants should be at least 18 years old and should have a good level of English.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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.

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:

Human Resource Development Centre – National Agency

Phone: +35929155026

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Milen Petkov

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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.

Holloko

Training Course: Follow the Impulse of Your Inner Artist

Dates: 6-14 May 2019

Venue: Hollókő, Hungary

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 23rd March 2019

The aim is to empower those who work with groups of young people to be confident and free in experiencing and using improvisational and artistic methods as a tool for personal and professional development in youth work, training and facilitation.

General Description

Artistic forms of expression are significant in the field of non-formal education and youth work. First, art has a huge potential for self-development. Different artistic methods are powerful as they open a space for self-exploration and self-discovery.

They support individuals to connect themselves and with others. When we create, we express more than we are aware of. It is about our inner world, our inner child that very often is forgotten because of social and cultural constructs.

Second, artistic methods are very useful tools to work with various topics and different target groups. Third, artistic methods have the potential to create an environment that is joyful, playful and safe for improvisation and learning. Individuals can explore, learn and experience in a not formalized, restricted way that will open a different image of arts that is not academic, but more authentic, that connect us to our self and touches from the heart.

Holistic approach to learning will be used combining different elements of arts such as movement, drawing, music, visuals, and theatre. We will have the opportunity to work with our inner dancer, painter, musician, performer and storyteller.

The objectives
-To rediscover improvisation skills of youth workers/educators/trainers through artistic methods (theatre, dance, music, painting)
-To learn and experience how to use artistic methods while working with young people to improve/foster self-confidence and release the creativity
-To reflect on their own learning as youth worker through the experience of artistic methods (connection to the inner artist)
-To create a space for the participants to design, implement and evaluate experimental artistic activities
-To create a network for sustainability of the idea by cooperating and creating new projects

The structure
It will consist of three phases.

First phase will focus on learning and experiencing artistic methods and developing their improvisational skills that will guide them to reflect on their personal and professional development as well as developing their idea(s) for the online learning or local community work.

The second phase will be the online/practice phase, when each participant or group of participants will implement their ideas on the theme.

The last phase of the training underlines the importance of reconnecting with the group, sharing experience, going deeper into artistic methods and youth work as well as having a space to design and implement group activities while reflecting on their identity as a trainer, facilitator and youth workers.

Methods
Theatre, dance and movement, music, painting, voice.

Participants Profile
-Trainers, facilitators in youth work
-Youth workers, youth leaders or volunteers involved in work with young people
-Being interest in learning how to use artistic tools as working methods with their target group
-Being available for the whole duration of the training (two training activities and online phase)
-Having interest in developing international cooperation and projects within Erasmus+
-Ability to communicate in English

Important Conditions
It is necessary to participate on both training courses. The 2nd one will be 11-19 July 2019 at Olde Vechte Foundation (Ommen, the Netherlands). Both dates include the travelling days.

The preparation tasks for this training use creative expression in visual arts, can be done in a short time and are necessary to accomplish.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The hosting organization will organise the accommodation and will cover the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Czech Republic and Slovakia: max. 180€ / person

Participation fee

There will be 50 euros participation contribution/per participant/per activity payed to the Egyesek Youth Association.

Application

 

Organiser:

Egyesek Youth Association – Youth NGO

Phone: +420

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

kulXtreme

Website: https://kulxtreme.ml

E-Mail: kulxtreme@gmail.com

Sermugnano

Training Course: Finding Your Voice

Dates: 1-7 April 2019

Venue: Castiglione in Teverina, Italy

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 27th February 2019

Would you like to enable your youth work discovering approaches for dialogue, political change and active citizenship through singing?

General Description

Apply now and see how to encourage active listening, cooperation and dialogue with young people through voice work!

Finding Your Voice” is 6 days residential training course promoted by Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente (Italy).

The training wants to firstly explore the benefits of singing both as a youth tool and methodology.

How can we utilise singing for promoting self confidence and developing positive self esteem and other youth work priorities such as teamwork, problem solving and cultural expression. We will then look to explore the power and influence of the ‘protest song’ and how we can use singing for promoting democratic participation and how, as youth workers, can we encourage the young people we work with to explore and engage as active citizens in the democratic process and find their political voice.

The project will take place in Sermugnano, a small village in central Italy, from the 1st to the 7th of April 2019 (travel days included). It will involve 20 participants from 10 different European countries (Italy, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria and United Kingdom).

Project Context

In a time when the traditional concept of youth work is going through some significant changes, the aim of this training course is to explore singing as a platform for youth participation, looking at how it can support young people to be active and discover their political and social voice, thus becoming an agent of change. We want to explore other pathways for youth participation and political education and we see singing and vocal expression as one of them.

Numerous studies show how young people who take part in musical and artistic activities within the school context are more inclined to take part in school politics, acquiring the skills and confidence to express their point of view.

Art and theatre programmes have long been used to help people communicate, share values, learn skills and communicate information, which are in fact the key competences required to become active citizens and politically involved individuals.

The project aims to create a space for an exchange of opinions and practices for those working in the field of youth work and to offer an artistic experience that can be analysed and explored in order to understand the different possibilities of action and use. The connection between music and politics, in particular political expression within songs, is present in many cultures.

Although music can influence political movements and actions, it is not clear how or to what extent the public relates to music at the political level. Music can be an expression of protest, from the “singing revolution” of the Baltic countries to the punk anti-establishment of the 1970s and, more recently, the case of the Pussy Riot in Russia, music and songs seem to have become in effect a platform for protest.

Project Objectives

The main objectives of the training course are:

– To discover the joy of singing and using their own voice;
– To explore the power of using the voice to express, thoughts, feelings, emotions and intentions;
– To understand how singing can promote self-development and increase self awareness and confidence;
– To explore how singing can be used to encourage active listening, cooperation and dialogue in our work with young people;
– To identify approaches for dialogue, political change and active citizenship and messages through singing that can enable our youth work.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

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

  • Italy – 20€
  • Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Greece and Netherlands – 275€
  • United Kingdom – 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 6 days training programme.

Application

 

Organiser:

Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoletter Finding Your Voice.pdf

Contact for questions:

Mafalda Morganti

E-Mail: training@muovimente.it

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Training Course imPACT: unlock Passions, ACtions and Talents of youth in need

Dates: 16-23 May 2019

Venue: Calalzo di Cadore, Italy

Eligible are 21 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: 4th March 2019

6 days training course designed to offer new skills and tools to enhances competences and knowledge of youth workers working with young people in need, especially NEET and young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

The most recent EU Youth Report indicated that sadly more than 13 milions of youth all over the Europe are not in Employment, Education and Training (NEET) and the trend shows a constant incresing.

The Paris Declaration 2015 acknowledges that youth represent the future and that the work done to buid on youth’s sense of initiative and participation must be collective and reinforced.

In the other hand work with young people requires youth workers who continuously increase their competences to improve the quality of their work, so for this reason ‘imPACT’ project is designed to improve the quality of youth work especially focused and addressed at youth at risk of exclusion, NEET and young people with fewer opportunities.

It consist in 6 full training days and the specific objectives are:

– develop deep understanding of the issues related to youth at risk, especially NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities;
– to increase the capacity of youth workers to empower young people they work with, especially youth at risk;
– to increase their employability and initiative spirit;
– to provide concrete learning tools and methods for developing life skills for this specific target;
– to increase motivation of youth workers in working with this target and explore new approaches;
– to create the space for follow up cooperation activities among partner organizations, focusing on youth at risk, especially NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities.

The training is addressed to youth workers (over 18) that are involved in youth work with different roles (youth workers, youth leaders, coaches, mentors and volunteers), including people with fewer opportunities. The participation of teachers and professionals involved in youth organization work is also possible.

For more details about activities, weekly plan, application procedures and deadline, please look at the call for participants here attached.

The info-pack will be sent to the selected participants once the selection process will be completed.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Materials, activities, accommodation and food are partially covered by the Erasmus+ grant. The remaining amount will be covered by participants fee as below.

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants after the training and burocracy procedure execution, to the maximum amount limit detailed as follows:

– Spain, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania, France, Portugal and Germany: up to 275€
– Cyprus: up to 360€
– Slovenia and Croatia: up to 180€
– Italy: up to 20€

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jonathan Cooperativa Sociale – Others

Co-organisers:

  • Dreams for Life – Youth NGO
  • allaZOYME – Youth NGO
  • Learning for Change Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +39 348 9342361

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoletter Impact.pdf

Contact for questions: