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Training Course: Out with the burn out!

Dates: 23-31 May 2020

Venue: Sofia, Bulgaria

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 24th April 2020

You will learn how to recognize, prevent and remedy stress and the phenomenon of professional exhaustion known as ‘burn out’, so that you can improve the quality of your youth work and enhance your professional performance and competences.

General Description

The main aim of this training course is to identify challenges youth workers and educators face in daily life and to support them in developing the ability for early recognition of signs of heightened stress and burn out. Building your capacity to identify and prevent burn out, as well as to remedy it, will enhance your emotional resilience, as well as your motivation to perform better within your role.

This training course will focus on some of the main tenets of Emotional Intelligence, i.e. that of self-awareness and self-management. These lie on the foundation of self-observation, which we will have the opportunity to apply in real time, so as to learn how to extract knowledge that helps us become more aware of ourselves and more capable of managing our emotions, so that they serve us and not sabotage us in our roles.

Living in a ‘VUCA’ (vulnerable, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world means that our roles as youth workers and educators have also become more demanding and pressurizing, often leaving us feeling overwhelmed and incapable of effectively managing ourselves, not only in our roles, but also in our relationships. We will learn the value of self-reflection and, in learning how to empathize with others but also with ourselves, through a range of practical tools we will learn how to make our lives easier and more enjoyable!

The methodology of the training course is based on the principles of non-formal education and strongly supports self-reflection, learning through experience and self-directed learning. The programme will include a variety of activities, discussions, workshop sessions, etc. to encourage critical thinking and self-awareness. A strong focus will be put on Coaching as tried-and-tested method for creatively addressing pressing problems; a range of practical, hands-on, easy-to-use tools will be shared and applied in real time. English will be the working language of the training course.

We acknowledge and applaud the fact that young people’s health and well-being is a priority in Erasmus+ Youth Programme and it is also highlighted in the European Youth Strategy.

Specific objectives

  • To identify and acknowledge challenges we face when working with youth
  • To thoroughly learn and experience the value of self-reflection
  • To learn how to empathize with others but also with themselves
  • To improve their Emotional Intelligence through improving their self-awareness and emotional self-management
  • To apply practical tools for recognizing and managing stress, as well as for recognizing, preventing and managing burn out, which can be used for life
  • To enjoy a space for peer learning and support: exchanging relevant experiences and good practices
  • To prioritize self-care and emotional wellness and apply these in holistic, creative ways
  • To understand and appreciate the value of failures and mistakes, rather than be ‘burdened’ by them; to be able to convey this to their youth groups, as positive role models
  • To recognize the educational value of non-formal learning activities in empowering others

Who can apply?

  1. Youth workers, youth leaders, teachers, people who are directly working with youth and/or youth educational organizations
  2. Youth trainers and educators
  3. Youth team leaders
  4. Working staff of youth organizations
  5. Youth professionals who are motivated to share their work experience and challenges so as to collectively LEARN
  6. Youth professionals who are actively seeking to improve their toolbox and enrich it with new, effective approaches
  7. Youth professionals who are available and willing to take an active part in the FULL duration of the training course
  8. Youth professionals who are over 18 years old and are comfortable in communicating in English

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food during the activity will be arranged for you by ProBudnik Association for the duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

You will be required to book your travel to and from the activity. Travel costs to attend the activity will be reimbursed following full attendance at the activity and should be up to 250 Euro per participant (from Slovakia & Cyprus). Bulgarian participants should travel on their own cost.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

ProBudnik Association – Youth NGO

Phone: +359885905938

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft program Out with the Burn out.pdf

Contact for questions:

Niya Petrova

E-Mail: probudnik@gmail.com

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Training Course: Visibility for the Youth

Dates: 11-18 July 2020

Venue: Hannover, Germany

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Slovak Republic, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th April 2020

The main aim of the training course is to improve youth workers´ key competences and skills in the fields of marketing communication, PR and other promotional methods.

General Description

The training course “Visibility for the Youth” will gather 27 youth workers (including those with fewer opportunities) from 9 countries (Germany, Greece, Italy, Slovakia, Turkey, Romania, Lithuania, Croatia, Hungary) in Hannover.

The main aim of the training course is to improve youth workers´ key competences and skills in the fields of marketing communication, PR and other promotional methods, which will help their organizations to better promote their activities and projects, to build relationships with their target audiences and stakeholders, to improve image of youth organizations in society and to increase visibility of Erasmus+ programme and its projects.

The main objectives of the training course are:

  •  to improve youth worker’s key competences and skills regarding communication, marketing, PR and social media;
  •  to discover new and cost-effective ways of communication and promotion,
  •  to improve their skills needed for effective dissemination of Erasmus+ project results;
  •  to learn best practices in the field of marketing communication from partner NGOs;
  •  to develop ways to increase the visibility of Erasmus+ programme and its projects;
  •  to explore ways to build a positive image and raise awareness of youth organizations in their societies;
  •  to promote diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue;
  •  to enhance the cooperation between the partner countries and organizations.

The training course will equip the youth workers with necessary knowledge and skills, which they will be able to put into practice in their organizations. The participants of the training course are not the only ones, who will have the chance to improve their communication skills – outcomes of the project (including list of best practices, „Marketing communication guide for youth organizations“, project´s blog, videos of the workshops etc.) will be shared with wide audience, especially via online media channels, which will enable us to have impact also on youth workers and youth organizations not directly involved in the project.

The methods of the training course will be based on non-formal education, peer learning, sharing of best practices, group work, practical exercises, presentations and workshops led by professionals in the field of marketing communication.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and catering will be %100 covered within Erasmus+.

Travel reimbursement

  • Germany: 180€
  • Slovakia, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Greece  : 275€
  • Turkey: 360€

Participation fee

Non – Applicable participation

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmusplus Hannover – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 174 3063687

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Meric Tahan

E-Mail: erasmusplushannover@gmail.com

Szeged

Training Course: Youth work in culturally mixed areas

Dates: 2-10 May 2020

Venue: Szeged, Hungary

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 12th March 2020

During the training, participants discover various pedagogical approaches and methods; analyze different aspects of culture and interculturality, integration challenges and opportunities; and different online and offline tools and approaches.

General Description

We live in a time when more people choose to live outside of their home country than ever. According to the UN Population Division report 3.2 per cent of the world’s population live outside of their country of origin.

Through the years, around 72 million migrants have made their home in Europe. Only the European Union itself is a home to over 33 million people born outside of the EU. In addition, the most recent Eurostat figures show that more than 17 million citizens changed their country of birth within the EU for another EU country.

Demand for migrant workers to fill gaps in local labour markets is set to rise as Europe’s population ages. Conflicts in the Middle East are forcing more refugees to seek safety in the EU. The European societies are ethnically and culturally mixed, and the trend is growing. But as societies are becoming more mixed, the conflicts between the people from different cultures are increasing.

This also increases the demand for competencies, methods and tools which shall be put into practice from the youth workers who are already working with these people in order to improve the communication and cooperation for peacefully living together. Because if not, the young people will continue to create stereotypes and prejudices which will lead to hate speech, discrimination, conflicts and living in ghettos.

It is a fact that most of the learning experiences occurs in the formal environment, but the non-formal education is very important substitute and place where the young people – if are appropriately educated and motivated – can achieve great transformation of their lives.

However, very often the lack of resources and competencies that the youth workers have is that what can affect the final impact and result of those learning experiences. Also, various researches have shown that if people have positive and enriching experiences with other cultures then they are more likely to embrace diversity.

The idea of this project was driven from that fact, that we have to bring various methods and tools which the youth workers from culturally mixed areas can effectively use and by that develop their competencies for working with youth from different cultural backgrounds.

The project’s target group is: NGO trainers, facilitators, mentors, coaches, project managers and coordinators who are working in culturally mixed areas, directly with youth on a daily basis. The project will gather participants from 10 countries.

The core activity of the project is a 7-day training course in Szeged, Hungary between 2-10 May, 2020, where participants will discover various pedagogical approaches and methods; Analyze different aspects of culture and interculturality; the immigration situation, integration challenges and opportunities; Analyze the youth work situation, youth work competencies, portfolio and different online and offline tools and approaches.

Methodology: The training will be built up on a participatory and “child-centered” approach, where the participants during the whole training will experience various teaching methods and approaches.

The main aim of this project is to increase the competencies of youth workers about Intercultural communication and cooperation, and bring various teaching methods and pedagogical approaches for transferring that knowledge into their local realities while working with young people on a daily basis.

Participants will be coming from Slovakia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Romania, and Spain. Through this call we are specifically searching for participants from Germany, Denmark, Greece and Slovakia.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs related to accomodation and food during the training course are provided by the project grant.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus+ distance band calculator up to the budget limit set by the Erasmus+ Programme:

  • up to 180€ for participants from Slovakia; and
  • up to 275€ for participants from Denmark, Germany, and Greece.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Innonet N.o. – Youth NGO

Phone: +36705066469

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Youth Work & Cultural Diversity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zsanett Függ

E-Mail: fugg.zsanett@gmail.com

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Training Course: Depression Can Not Be Barrier For Youth

Dates: 1-9 May 2020

Venue: Banská Štiavnica, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Netherlands, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th April 2020

Our project activities are to improve their ability to communicate with depressed unhappy young people and to share experiences of existing knowledge with our other participants.

General Description

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that in 2030 depression will become the world’s most common disease, while 350 million people around the world are affected by the depression (2012 news), it says depression will be the second widespread disease all around the world.

While depression is growing rapidly, specialists of the subject are discussing whether medication is needed in the treatment of depression and they are discussing psychotherapy. (2014 news) These statistics are statistics on diagnosed people. There are people who are so close to being diagnosed and showing many symptoms of depression.

Our goal in carrying out this project is to contribute to providing that the World Health Organization’s estimate for 2030 is wrong.

  • 90% of people who kill themselves are depressed.
  • Every 42 seconds in the world, one person attempts suicide to end his / her life, and every 17 minutes one person loses his / her life due to suicide.

Nowadays suicide age ranks third among the causes of death for adolescents and young adults between 15 and 24 years. These statistics mean that, while only this paragraph was written, about 100 people attempted suicide due to depression. In this world, a lot of people in the world are dying from a lot of things.

We are aware of this and we have learned to protect ourselves by saying “we have nothing to do”, “our power is not enough”

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Vilabela is located in a small village named Banská Belá, not far from historic town Banská Štiavnica. As its name suggests, it is a beautiful place, calm and magical, full of surprises and secrets to discovering them. Maybe they are hiding in one of the thematic rooms  perhaps in the garden around, and you may discover them in your own hands in one of creative workshops too.  And when you get tired of discovering, you can relax in the sauna, wellness, play with animals or simply be and inhale the magic of this unique place.

For more info and photos lets check www.vilabela.sk . There is booked breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee break refreshers in the hostel restaurant that offer a great level of Slovak traditional meals. If you have some special needs for food (vegetarian, celiac, some allergies, etc.), inform us about it as soon as it is possible.

Travel reimbursement

Travel Budget in Euro;

  • Slovakia 20
  • Slovenia 180
  • Bulgaria 275, Netherlands 275, Romania 275, Turkey 275

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Stefani N.O – Youth NGO

Phone: +421 904 648 712

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Depression cannot be barrier.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lucia Vrtíková

E-Mail: lucia.vrtikova24@gmail.com

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Training Course: Space Creators

Dates: 27 March – 3 April 2020

Venue: Samokov, Bulgaria

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Portugal, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 10th March 2020

The aim of the project is to show to the youth workers what are the tools to create and manage a Multi-functional Space for youth development, art, sustainability and education activities.

General Description

The aim of the project is to show to the youth workers what are the tools to create and manage a
Multi-functional Space for youth development, art, sustainability and education activities.

From our experience, the creation of a dynamic and changing place has not only made it possible to carry out events and training activities for young people and their develop, but has allowed the entire community to benefit from it.

Our working place is a real meeting point for the whole Community , to work together, share free time, organize activities and get in touch with different cultures and realities.

The training will also address the needs of partner youth organizations as well as youth workers so that they can work more effectively locally, nationally and internationally, it will also provide participants with space for further networking and partnership.

It will encourage them to work in a creative and innovative way, reveal the role of art as a means of communication with the public, as a way to bring youth communities together and to build teams.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and meals are covered by the organizers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel Reimbursement amounts:

  • Bulgaria- 0€,
  • Estonia, Slovakia, Italy – 275€
  • Portugal – 530€

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

SEED Foundation

Phone: +359893454583

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack SEEDS.pdf

Contact for questions:

Georgi Nikolov

E-Mail: georginikolovseed@gmail.com

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Training Course: Youth Work, You(th) Lead Training Course

Dates: 3-11 April 2020

Venue: near Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 16th March 2020

The training course will be implemented from 3rd – 11th April 2020 (incl. travel days), in Bulgaria. Looking for youth leaders interested in participating in full framework of activities including designing, implementing and evaluating youth activities

General Description

Youth Work – You(th) Lead aims to address two major aspects of the NEETs phenomenon, mainly to increase the quality and number of actions in youth work addressing NEET youth and professionalisation of youth workers in order to increase the competencies of youth workers and to deliver learning in an appropriate manner for NEET young people and other socially-at-risk young people.

Project objectives are:

  • To increase the impact and professionalisation of Youth leaders in their work with young people in local communities
  • To develop the competencies of 27 Youth leaders to prepare, design and deliver activities aiming at NEET young people and their personal development, career development opportunities, social and communication conflicts
  • To develop a group /network of 46 local young people actively involved in the community life and ready to take the role of leaders to identify, involve and motivate NEET youth
  • To develop a framework for youth NGOs to work together and develop new projects aiming at NEET youth around Europe using NF learning methods and instruments

We are looking for:

Youth leaders (especially), Youth workers, Social assistants, Psychologists, Volunteer coordinators, etc. who are interested in participating in full framework of activities including designing, implementing and evaluating youth activities

You are the right person if:

  •  18+ and are resident in the country of one of the sending organisations
  •  Ready to participate in all stages of the project (Training course in April 2020, Youth exchange in July 2020 and Local Activities)
  •  Fluent in English as a working language, willing and committed to work about 8 hours per day
  •  Are involved in youth work at a local / national level or with great motivation for involvement
  •  Are able to replicate the methods and activities learned at the training course in your organisations

Participants are chosen by the project team according to the following criteria:

  •  interest and motivation in the training course topic and results
  •  opportunities for personal and professional development offered by the activities resulting from the application form,
  •  capacity and interest in multiplying the project’s results and methodology,
  •  gender balance
  •  age 18+,
  •  must be able to use English as a working language.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Costs are covered by project budget.

Travel reimbursement

  • Bulgaria, Romania – 180 EUR/ pax
  • Slovenia, Italy, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia – 275 EUR/ pax
  • Spain, Portugal – 360 EUR/ pax

 

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Sdrujenie Nadejda-CRD, Bulgaria

Co-organiser:

  • Curba de Cultura, Romania – Youth NGO

Phone: +359 894 62 11 23

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Youth Work, You(th) Lead.pdf

Contact for questions:

Dilyana Vuchkova

E-Mail: dilianavuchkova@gmail.com

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Conference: Gender Equality & You Forum 2020

Dates: 27-29 May 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 60 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 15th March 2020

We invite youth leaders from all over Europe to an open dialogue with their peers and European decision makers on the upcoming EU Gender Equality Strategy. The forum will highlight the importance of young voices in the gender equality discourse.

General Description

The overall aim of this forum is to raise awareness for gender equality and to make young people’s voices heard in the European discourse. The starting point will be the results of the Austrian Presidency Conference “Gender Equality & YOU” in 2018, the Youth Goal #2 as well as the European Commission’s upcoming Gender Equality Strategy (expected for March 2020).

The Austrian Presidency Conference “Gender Equality & YOU. Young voices. Joint initiative.” took place on 11/12 October 2018 and inspired an open dialogue on the future priorities for the work on gender equality of the EU. The forum in Brussels on 27-29 May 2020 will continue and build on these results and initiate a dialogue between youth leaders and European stakeholders.

A central part of the forum are interactions with members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) and representatives of the European Commission.

Aims & Objectives

  •  To open a dialogue between young people and European stakeholders on Gender Equality
  •  To raise awareness of the new EU Gender Equality Strategy and collect young people’s perspectives
  •  To create links between the EU Gender Equality Strategy and young people’s realities and explore young people’s possible contributions
  •  To follow up on the outcomes of the 2018 Gender Equality & YOU conference and link them and Youth Goal 2 to the current strategy
  •  To raise awareness of Gender Equality as an important issue for young people and the importance of including young people’s voices in the Gender Equality discourse

Participants

We invite youth leaders from all EU member states under the age of 30. We are aiming to have a diverse group of people regarding gender, age, organisational background and prior experience with the topic. Having participated in the 2018 conference is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Partners

The Forum will be organized by the Austrian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps, the German National Agency Youth for Europe, the Belgian National Agency YIA-BEFL – JINT, the Austrian Federal Chancellery – Division for Women and Equality, the Austrian National Youth Council and with the support of the European Youth Forum.

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:

Austrian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps

Co-organisers:

  • JINT – Flemish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps
  • German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action and European Solidarity Corps

Phone: +43 660 726 60 54

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack on Gender-Equality.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sophie Hammer

E-Mail: sophie.hammer@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.