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Bucharest

Seminar: FuturE+

Dates: 12-15 March 2019

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are 150 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: 27th January 2019

International event aiming to analyze the current Erasmus+ response to organizational needs and to collect input on the format of the future program in connection with the European Youth Strategy.

General Description

Over the last 20+ years, the Romanian Erasmus+ National Agency focused on promoting and supporting learning as the main tool for change at local, national and European level, with a strong added value in all educational sectors.

At present, the NA works on identifying and connecting the needs of current beneficiaries to the future format of the Erasmus+ Program.

In addition, based on the specific European context – with Romania holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union until June 2019 – the focus of the NA activity falls on promoting mobility, inclusion and excellence in the fields of education and youth.

Objectives of the event:
– mapping the strong points and elements needing improvement in the current E+ program;
– identifying how the new elements of the program could be efficiently implemented by the beneficiaries;
– elaboration of participant’s resolution concerning the future of the Erasmus+ Program (2021 – 2027).

The event FuturE+
The 2,5 working days event will place the participants in the center of the process by gathering their expertise and their inputs about Erasmus+.

Thus, through interactive workshops, the ideas of the participants coming from different European countries and with a strong experience in implementing Erasmus+ projects will be analyzed and they will contribute to the elaboration of the event’s resolution on the future Program.

The mix of workshops and facilitated discussions will be moderated by experienced trainers and facilitators.

By participating you can:

– make your voice heard at international level and use your experience in order to identify how Erasmus+ might be improved;

– learn the new elements of the program proposed by the European Commission and contribute to finding the most efficient ways to implement them;

– take part in the elaboration of an international resolution based on the UN Resolution Model aiming at contributing to a better Erasmus+ in the future.

Based on your contribution, the Romanian NA will present the resolution, to:

  • the European Youth Conference (2019)
  • the Youth Ministries Director meeting (March 2019)
  • the NA Director’s meeting (April 2019)
  • European Union Summit- Sibiu (May 2019)
  • and also to the European Commission and to the European Parliament.

A complementary event (FuturESC) with similar aims for European Solidarity Corps Program will be organized in parallel.

The event FuturE+ will take place between 13 – 15.03 (half day), with 12.03 – arrival and departure on 15.03 (afternoon/evening).

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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.

Application

 

Organiser:

ANPCDEFP- Romanian National Agency

Phone: (+4) 021 201 0715

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Nicusor Ciobanu

E-Mail: nicusor.ciobanu@anpcdefp.ro

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 APPETISER: An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth Programme for international youth work

Dates: 4-8 June 2019

Venue: 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: 8th January 2019

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

General Description

Appetiser aimes to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use Erasmus+ Youth Programme. This aim summarises the entire idea of the seminar – to give a feeling, what it means to work with young people in an international setting.

Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

So:

  • Do you have experience as a youth work/leader at local level and yet did not organise international youth activities within Erasmus+ Youth programme (and previous programmes)?
  • Do you want to know about Erasmus+ opportunities for international youth exchanges, volunteering activities or/and training projects for youth workers?
  • Are you in contact with young people or other people who would benefit from being involved in international activities?
  • Are you part of an organisation or informal group that is new to Erasmus+ or wants to get to know about new opportunities for international activities within this programme?

Should you have answered positively to the most of the questions above, when this course is for you!

“Appetiser” is designed according to the following objectives:

• To taste non-formal and intercultural learning
• To enjoy the first intercultural youth project experience
• To exchange local youth activities in the international context
• To explore possibilities of support available for international youth activities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
• To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme
• To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice.

The network of National Agencies for “Youth in Action” organises severl Appetiser TCs per year. You’ll find an overview here.

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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.

Application

 

Organiser:

Bulgarian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth

Co-organisers:

  • Sending NAs funding travel costs (see eligible countries)
  • SALTO T&C RC (SALTO Resource Centre)

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Appetiser InfoPack.pdf

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.

Lake Ohrid

Training Course Digital Youth Work: Past, Present, Future.

Dates: 8-16 May 2019

Venue: Bitola, FYROM

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Greece, Lithuania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st March 2019

This project aims at raising awareness on digital competences of youth work specialists and equipping them with the necessary know-how in order to create target group appropriate distance learning models.

General Description

Young people in Europe spend an increasing amount of their time consuming digital media (video streams, messaging, blogs or social media).

However, there is an obvious lack of competences of young people to use many online platforms for learning instead only for leisure and entertainment. These tools can provide a place for young people to learn, to share their experiences, to exchange their views, to have fun with their friends and to actively participate in society.

This project aims at raising awareness on digital competences of youth work specialists and equipping them with the necessary know-how in order to create target group appropriate distance learning models.

With specific objectives:
• To create mechanisms for the development of youth work specialists’ digital competencies;
• To gain new competences regarding non-formal education activity development and implementation from different online and offline perspectives;
• To facilitate learning and understanding on how to use online learning platforms such as Moodle, Coursera, Zoom, EdX, etc., for development and implementation of newly created and current non-formal education activities;
• To develop and test webinars on various topics and issues important to youth in the participating organizations’ communities;
• To understand the value and potentials of online learning in making their current and future activities more attractive and accessible to local youth;
• To provide networking opportunities and facilitate exchange among participating organizations and their members in order to create sustainable linkages in the field of digital competences;
• To create a compendium on development and implementation of online learning activities.

Distance education around the world has already demonstrated that access can be increased and costs can be cut. However many countries online and distance learning are still considered a second chance option.

Therefore, youth organizations will have to put in place exact quality assurance mechanisms in order to create content adjusted to online learning platforms and identified needs and learning objectives of their attendees. The impact for learners will be that they will have many morе choices for determining which courses to follow and with which organization.

The organizations which provide educational activities will practice both formal and non-formal approach. This will result with higher level of cross-institutional cooperation regarding development and implementation of various educational programmes in coming days.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organisers

Travel tickets shall be bought only after agreement and confirmation with the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum pre-agreed with the organizers.

  • Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Greece: 275 euro
  • Spain: 260 euro

Participation fee

Participation fee 20€

Application

 

Organiser:

EUROPEAN CULTURAL EPICENTER Bitola – Youth NGO

Phone: +38975211557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vele Georgiev

E-Mail: head.ece.macedonia@gmail.com

Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are max 25 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: 10th January 2019

SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.

General Description

Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives…

Then this partnership building activity is for you! We would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects, but many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs.

We believe that social economy organisations, with the necessary structures in place to support volunteers from disavantaged background in their activities, could become the perfect hosting place for these young people.

Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity. We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with inclusion, youth and volunteering fields to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having an European Volunteer.

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social economy and the Youth and Vocational Education Forum 2018 (hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice), social economy organisations have been identified as often having projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support their work, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures – such as the European Solidarity Corps. This partnership-building activity is a follow-up of the training course under the same topic taking place in Glasgow 10-14 December 2018.

This 3-day activity will take place in Ankara from 30th April (arrival day) to 4th May (departure) 2019 and it will be a unique opportunity to find partners to create inclusive volunteering projects in the framework of ESC. Although the programme also covers jobs and traineeships opportunities, this activity will only focus on quality volunteering projects.

General aim:

To introduce European volunteering projects to social economy organisations and encourage partnerships with inclusion, youth and volunteering organisations for quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:

– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under European Solidarity Corps
– To share different practices on how to involve volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To motivate social economy organisations to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To foster partnership building of potential hosting/supporting organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:

– Staff members/volunteers of social economy and volunteering organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Staff members/volunteers involved in inclusion organisations
– Able to work in (international) English
– From ESC programme countries
– Former participants of the TC held in Glasgow (December 2018) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project.

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:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC

Co-organiser:

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@salto-youth.net

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

Hallstat, Austria

Training Course: The Art of Dialogue

Dates: 16-20 March 2019

Venue: Vienna, Austria

Eligible are 25 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: 7th January 2019

How can you apply the “Art of Dialogue” approach in EU Youth Dialogue activities? The main focus of the training is to support those who facilitate the dialogue process or specific activities planned by National Working Groups within their work plans.

General Description

The “Art of Dialogue” is a set of methods, theories and approaches for participative and interactive group moderation and process design. It is based on frameworks such as “Art of Hosting”, “The Way of Council” or “Theory U”.

It has been developed in the course of working for the Structured Dialogue, first on the national level in Austria (2015-2017). During the Austrian EU presidency 2018 it was used to promote the Youth Goals as a common vision for youth in Europe and in running the EU Youth Conference in Vienna.

More info about the approach: Structured Dialogue Learning Map

The context of the training is the new EU Youth Strategy for 2019-2027, which is the European policy framework for young people in Europe. After the Structured Dialogue process, it puts the EU Youth Dialogue at the front, aiming to establish participation of young people in decision making process at all levels- from local, regional, national and European. This is a window of opportunity to include new approaches in implementing the EU Youth Dialogue.

We want to explore how to make use of the methods and attitudes that have proven successful in 6th cycle of the Structured Dialogue, in order to be more effective in facilitating meaningful dialogue among young people and stakeholders, building trust and cooperation among various stakeholders, promoting the EU Youth Dialogue

Each NWG is invited to send 2-3 trainers/facilitators or NWG members who facilitate the dialogue process, specific activities or events for NWGs. In addition, trainers/facilitators who implement activities at a national or European level (e.g. pool of trainers) are invited to apply.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

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:

NA Austria, IZ-Verein zur Förderung von Vielfalt, Dialog Bildung – National Agency

Co-organiser:

NA Spain INJUVE – National Agency

Phone: +43 1 586 75 44 – 35

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Stephanie Auzinger

E-Mail: stephanie.auzinger@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.

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Training Course YOCOMO 2: The Trigger for attitudes and behaviours. Second pilot course on working on and with the ETS competence model for youth workers to work internationally

Dates: 6-12 May 2019

Venue: Bornheim-Walberberg, Germany

Eligible are 25 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 17th February 2019

In professional development one of the challenging parts to approach is our attitudes: not so tangible and easy to measure, yet crucial in our work with young people. They manifest in our behaviours, which influence our work, relations and social context.

General Description

We are glad to invite you to participate in YOCOMO 2 – the training course that works with ETS YOuth worker COmpetence MOdel in order to enable youth workers to reflect on and develop their competences with a focus on their attitudes and behaviours.

Intentions

YOCOMO 2 intends principally to offer you as youth worker a space to reflect and exchange on your practice and understanding with regard to developing attitudes. What does it imply? What does that mean in the context of competences? How do attitudes relate to behaviours? What triggers the change of attitude? How can they be further developed? How do I know that my attitude has changed?

The Main Purpose is to offer you an opportunity to be curious about your core attitudes as a youth worker and become aware of what is present and where you would like to develop further, in your professional practice.

The course will explore:

– Attitudes and behaviours: what lies beneath?
– Their role in the ETS competence model for youth workers
– Curiosity, inner-readiness, awareness… a few aspects that are essential when working on attitude and behaviours
– The importance of reflection and self-reflective practice
– The link with your professional practice

So, if:

– you are a youth worker and you already have experience with international mobilities, but want to develop your competences further,
– you are interested to experience working with the ETS competence model for youth workers and developing within,
– you are particularly curious and motivated to explore how attitudes and behaviours can impact your work with young people,
– you are looking for a great opportunity to meet other colleagues and share, exchange, support and evolve

YOCOMO 2 might be for you!

Target Group

The course is designed for youth workers or those active in youth work on a regular basis, actively involved in activities with young people and in designing, implementing and evaluating pedagogical activities for young people, particularly those linked with the mobility of young people. As participant, you will be asked to direct your own learning and in particular, have the ability to self-assess your competences (attitudes, skills, knowledge and behaviours). All participants must have a structure that supports them (NGO, school, municipality, youth centre, etc.). A fairly good knowledge of English is necessary, since it is the working language.

Note: because YOCOMO courses are still part of a pilot experience, we are looking for participants who are able to provide conductive and constructive feedback and recommendation after the course.

Methodology

YOCOMO2 is based on a long-term format and blended learning, meaning that they include:

– One residential course of 5 days (arrivals on the 6th of May, working days on 7-11, departures on the 12th of May);
– Pre online course starting from the beginning of April (to start exploration and orientation, define learning needs, engage with others) – approximately 8 – 10 hours in total;
– Post online course in between the residential and the consolidation seminar (to experiment, harvest and further learn) – approximately 8 – 10 hours in total;

Because of its experimental nature, YOCOMO 2 includes a final consolidation meeting of about 2 working days spread over 3 days (from lunch to lunch with a full day in between). The dates are 16-18 September 2019. Applying to the course also means that you commit to participate in that meeting as well (should your NA not be able to cover those extra travel costs, let us know but this is not an obstacle to apply for the course).

The General Approach is based on the principles of non-formal learning and the course strongly supports reflection and self-directed learning.

Team of Trainers

The team for YOCOMO 2 are Monika Kezaite, Salvi Greco and Snežana Bačlija Knoch. Following the selection process, the training team will contact the selected participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme, which include online learning as well.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme or by your Regional SALTO Resource Centre.

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country. The hosting German National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

SALTO Training and Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack YOCOMO 2.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gisele Evrard Markovic

E-Mail: evrard@jfemail.de

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

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Training Course Power: Project Factory for Empowerment of Young People in and after Imprisonment

Dates: 3-9 March 2019

Venue: Latvia

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

Application deadline: 10th December 2018

Activity for staff members of closed institutions (detention services, prisons etc.), probation centres and NGO’s to explore non-formal learning* and develop common Erasmus+ & European Solidarity corps projects involving young people in/after imprisonment

General Description

Activity for staff members of closed institutions (detention services, prisons etc.), probation centres and NGO’s to explore non-formal learning* and develop common Erasmus+ & European Solidarity corps projects involving young people in/after imprisonment

Activity has following objectives:

  • To provide time and space for sharing good practice and methodology of participants daily work with young people in or after imprisonment;
  • To give an opportunity to define the role and place for non-formal learning in work with young people in or after imprisonment;
  • To establish new partnerships and networks on national and international level for further collaborations;
  • To develop concrete project ideas that can be implemented under Erasmus+ Youth in Action or European Solidarity corps.

The methodology of the project factory is based on the fundamental principles of non-formal education.

An essential element of the methodology is based on the holistic nature of the learning experience, through methods that involve not only cognitive or intellectual approaches but also covering the emotional and attitudinal ones.

The diversity of working methods (presentations, open space technology, design thinking, energizers, individual reflection, technical project management, feedback techniques, teamwork, etc.) will make more sense than ever in order to better illustrate the meaning of non-formal learning and support youth empowerment in and after imprisonment.

Profile of participants:

Staff members of closed institutions like detention services, prisons etc. (social workers, psychologists, project coordinators, youth workers, etc.) and probation services who work with young people on a daily basis

NGO members working or willing to work in closed institutions.

Participants are invited to apply in tandems or individually to foster cooperation and mutual support in implementation of common projects aiming at empowering young people in and after imprisonment.

After the training course partnerships are expected to develop and submit project application within the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity corps programme.

Trainers: Natalja Gudakovska and Federica Milano.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

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.

Travel arrangements for participants from Eastern Partnership countries and Russia will be organized by Latvian National Agency.

Application

 

Organiser:

Latvian National Agency

Phone: +371 67356258

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule for Project Factory.pdf

Contact for questions:

Agnese Lorence

E-Mail: agnese.lorence@jaunatne.gov.lv

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.