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Training Course: The Natural Edge

Dates: 13-21 September 2019

Venue: Hungary

Eligible are 28 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 12th July 2019

A programme on co-operative leadership for personal and group transformation, social initiative and cultural cohesion working with the communication skills of the Way of Council in combination with a 24-hour solo time in nature.

General Description

We invite you to where the real adventure in learning is, to a programme on co-operative leadership for personal and group transformation, social initiative and cultural cohesion to pass on your work with young people.

The Natural Edge is an 8-day-long international training course in September, 2019 in Kisterenye, Hungary aimed at youth workers, educators, leaders, facilitators working with young people.

We will work deeply with the communication skills of the Way of Council in combination with a 24-hour solo time in nature and use and explore the method of experiential learning – This combination contains elements designed to elicit;

  • storytelling
  • ceremony
  • build meaningful relationships and natural leadership
  • deepen development and awareness of one’s self and others’ place, wisdom and abilities in a group and culture
  • how to give regenerative feedback
  • read the field to best know how to foster optimum learning conditions.

The course will have a strong experiential part. Be prepared to be challenged in some ways that can surprise you! Participants will be offered a space for trying themselves out, and there will be a space for their inputs to be incorporated in the course.

The course aims:

• To introduce, confer and develop a basic to intermediate methodology of Council practice, facilitation skills, the use of agreements, strategies and forms, dynamic potential for self transformation, small and large groups learning and collective wisdom.
• To strengthen the value of our stories and skill in storytelling, to explore relational dynamics, increase awareness of the impact and responsibilities in our communications.
• To offer tools and methods that can educate young people to community-mindedness, that support building relations and trust, promote common values, inclusion, diversity, mutual respect and tolerance.
• To deepen an awareness and connection of our natural human resources with a 24-hour solo experience in nature as a reflective non-formal, non-biased education method, an open resource accessible to all.
• To develop leadership, service social/civic competencies in its multiple and diverse forms and as natural outcomes of our work
• To contribute to a cross-cultural peer community of youth workers and facilitators in transformative learning.
• To carry forward social entrepreneurship, initiative and learnings through a relevant follow-up project, designed, peer-mentored and facilitated by participants

The trainers:

Rob Dreaming, Krisztina Pasztor, Gyula Szabo, Rebecca Card.

The course will involve 28 participants from 9 countries: Hungary, Latvia, Bulgaria, Greece, Czech Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Portugal, plus 4 trainers.

The ideal applicant will be a trainer, youth worker, social worker or educator working with young people, strongly motivated in participating for the whole duration of the course, including the preparation, follow up and dissemination phase. The working language will be English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting organisation of this offer will organise and covers the costs for accommodation and food

Travel reimbursement

Participants will receive a travel reimbursement up to the following amounts:

  • Hungary: 20 EUR
  • Czech Republic, Slovakia: 180 EUR
  • Greece, UK, Latvia, Bulgaria, Turkey: 275 EUR
  • Portugal: 360 EUR

Participation fee

As participation fee, each participant will be asked to contribute according to their possibilities between 50 and 100 EUR on a sliding scale.

Application

 

Organiser:

Ecoservice Foundation

Phone: +36204169183

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Natural Edge Hungary.pdf

Contact for questions:

Krisztina Pasztor

E-Mail: the.natural.edge.tc@gmail.com

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Training Course GOALS: Great COOrdinators with Advanced Leading Skills

Dates: 25-31 August 2019

Venue: Dolný Kubín, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 15 participants coming from: Georgia, Italy, Slovak Republic, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 11th July 2019

We invite you to our town Dolný Kubín, Slovakia to learn about topic of volunteering management in a non-formal atmosphere from an experienced organization Mladiinfo.

General Description

– Needs of the volunteers and organisations,
– Setting up the tasks for and with the volunteers,
– Mentoring and supervision,
– How to follow up the progress,
– Conflict management.

The training will have many practical emements. Volunteers from Armenia, Russia and Spain who are currecntly doing their EVS in the town will be involved. We will visit several organizations working with international and local volunteer in the town and the region.

Examples of learning outcomes

Preparation: after the training the participants from different organisations will be more aware of the needs of the volunteers and organisations and how to align them before the volunteer comes.

The organisational skills: we will make sure that the participants understand better after the training the importance of setting up the appropriate tasks for the volunteers, while having in mind the learning process of the volunteer and the mission of the organisation at the same time.

Communication skills: the training will to a high extend focus on the importance of effective communication (how to communicate with the volunteer(s), rest of the team, with the coordinating organisation, sending organisation, etc.).

Intercultural learning: the participants will also understand more on the importance of keeping in mind different cultural background of the volunteers.

Organizers

Ondrej Mäsiar is chairman of Mladiinfo Slovensko. He did his EVS in Mladiinfo organization in Skopje North Macedonia in 2010. In 2017 he was recognized by the European Commission as a inspiring young change maker who under the Erasmus+ programme has made an impact in the communities, inspired other citizens and developed innovative ideas.

Ivana Petrisková started as project coordinator at Mladiinfo Slovensko in Bratislava in 2017. She has been actively involved in different NGOs, working with the topics such as development, democracy, dialogue, good governance or youth work since 2013.

EVS volunteers from Armenia, Russia, Spain and local volunteers.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

  • Italy, Turkey275 eur
  • Spain, Georgia 360 eur
  • Slovakia 20 eur

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Mladiinfo Slovensko – Youth NGO

Phone: +421 907 330 521

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTraining Goals Slovakia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ondrej Mäsiar

E-Mail: info@mladiinfo.sk

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Training Course Youth Goals: A pathway to practical implementation

Dates: 15-22 September 2019

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

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

Application deadline: 14th July 2019

The general objective of this training action is to promote the implementation of Youth Goals as a tool for empowerment of European youth entities in the field of youth rights.

General Description

Youth Goals are the gateway to implement the rights approach within youth entities. This training action aims to generate a strategic model for planning activities arising from the collaboration and experience of the participants and with the Youth Goals as a transversal element.

In this twentieth edition of the University, the theme has focused on the concept of “Youth and Justice” within the framework of the triennium that began last year and focuses on SDG 16: “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”.

From the last contextualization arises the approach of the proposed training action: Youth Goals are directly linked to a series of inalienable rights of young people and their implementation contributes to guarantee a state of social justice at all levels. Therefore, it is necessary that young people reflect on the best way to incorporate these goals in the development of their activities in a transversal way.

The Youth Goals have an undeniable European perspective, so it is in a transnational forum like the one offered by the University of Youth and Development where a joint reflection can best be reached on which measures of implementation can be built.

Considering that youth organizations have structures and activity models as varied as the interests of young people, this training action is planned as a joint reflection on the application of youth goals in models of youth participation.

The general objective of this training action is to promote the implementation of Youth Goals as a tool for empowerment of European youth entities in the field of youth rights.

The specific objectives to achieve this end are the following:

  • Expand the perspective of the participants on the need to apply the Youth Goals in their performance.
  • Provide the group of participants with the necessary means and networks for the application of the Youth Goals.
  • Accompany the group of participants in the strategic design for the integration of the Youth Goals.
  • Promote the creation of a network of agents of change at European level.

With these objectives we want to achieve through our training action results based on the training of young people and youth entities that transcend the limits of the training itself and can be disseminated to other interested European youth organizations.

To this end, a pedagogical approach has been designed that crystallizes into a practical guide of Youth Goals implementation models and that put together collective reflection with technical resources.

The activities that constitute this formative action will lead the participants of a general conceptualization of the Youth Goals to a particular creation of practical models of implementation.

Likewise, the launching of a collaborative network to share good practices regarding the field application of the resulting models of this practical guide is proposed.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, 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 or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Spanish National Agency

Phone: +34 91

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Leticia Sánchez

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: Build your Future

Dates: 1-10 August 2019

Venue: Targoviste, Romania

Eligible are 12 participants coming from: Malta, Romania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

Build Your Future is a training course that aim is to give youth workers the knowledge and competence in the area of employability, to empower them with methods and tools in order to facilitate young people especially NEETs entry on labour market.

General Description

Build Your Future training course pay attention to youth unemployment phenomenon and NEETs category. In the last years the economic crisis has led to high levels of youth unemployment and thus disengagement among young people.

As a consequence, the European Union is facing one of its greatest challenge in terms of youth unemployment. In light of this, European officials have sought new ways of monitoring and analysing the prevalence of labour market vulnerability and disengagement among young people, aiming to effectively engage as many of Europe’s young people as possible in the world of work.

This aim become the heart of the EU policy agenda, special attention being given to provide youth with employment and training opportunities in order to strengthen their skills and knowledge to be adapted to new work situations. A special attention is given to the NEETs category facilitating their access to the labour market.

In the context of economic crisis, another chalange faced by everybody is the dynamics of the labour market, the changing world, where new skills are required from employees. The focus is on soft skills which lead to the success to the entry to the labour market.

Employers are not looking only for theoretic knowledge known as hard skills, they are focusing now on competences and soft skills as team work, effective communication, time and conflict management, work under pressure which definitively influence if a person is hired.

Regarding this challenges our training course aims to provide youth workers who work with unemployed young people and NEETs, with necessary skills and tools to help them to enter the labour market and to raise the level of employment among them also job satisfaction.

The objectives of the training are:

• To improve the level of knowledge of young workers in the area of employability and soft skills in order to promote participation to the labour market;
• To develop soft skills of youth workers in order to facilitate the entry of young people and NEETs, to labor market;
• To improve the quality of youth work in favour of young people;
• To empower youth workers with new tools in the area of youth employability;
• To understand the dynamics of labor market and the skills that young people need in the new working context.

Participant profile

  • Youth workers, youth leaders and trainers.

Requests:

  • interested in the topic and motivated to participate in the project;
  • minimum 2 year of experience with young people, especially unemployed young people from rural areas, youth with fewer opportunities and NEETs;
  • minimum 2 year of experience in non-formal education;

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs are reimbursed up to these limits:

  • Slovak Republic – 275 € per participant
  • Malta – 275 € per participant.

The reimbursement of travel costs will be done at the end of the training course, upon we will receive all travel documents in original (tickets, boarding passes, invoices, etc).

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Be You Association – Youth NGO

Phone: +40775307439

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Build Your Future.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ilona Balint

E-Mail: beyouroumania@gmail.com

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PBA: Money Does not Grow on Trees

Dates: 1-8 July 2019

Venue: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic   

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Lithuania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 17th June 2019

Learning how to take care of money at a young age can be crucial in ensuring good finances later in life. By implementing the two-phase project, we want to contribute to financial literacy in society by educating young people in their personal finances.

General Description

Learning how to take care of money at a young age can be crucial in ensuring good finances later in life. By implementing the two-phase project “Money does not grow on trees” under Erasmus+ program, we want to contribute to financial literacy in society by educating young people in their personal finances.

We think it is our responsibility to prepare the next generation to manage their financial affairs.

The project “Money does not grow on trees” is consisted out of 2 parts. The first part is the Partnership building activity or PBA. It is targeted for teachers, organization representatives and youth workers or anyone that has knowledge of financial literacy and would like to share his/her knowledge.

Together, we will concept the second phase, which is the Training Course (TC) for youth, and show young people how to deal with their own financial affairs.

Objectives:

  • Bringing professionals together to learn from each other and to share the best practices
  • Form new partnership bonds that could continue in the form of Erasmus+ initiatives/projects by using non-formal tools
  • Analysis of specific problems/ issues related to educational programs and approach to financial literacy.
  • Based on this knowledge, preparing sessions for the second project phase (creating methodology and program for the training course.)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed based on distance band and original receipts/tickets and provided bank account after the event.

  • Czech Republic – 20 euro
  • Slovak Republic – 180 euro
  • Germany, Lithuania – 275 euro
  • France – 820 euro

Participation fee

Each participant is invited to contribute to this course with 20 Euros.

A modest contribution from participants to the overall costs of a project helps to create a sense of investment and ownership as well as participants tend to value what they receive more when they have contributed to it. Those costs will contribute to the implementation of the project activities and raising the quality of the educational part as well as the overall project management.

Application

 

Organiser:

KURO Hradec Kralove z.s. – Youth NGO

Phone: +420731935938

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Money Wisdom.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Conference: Embodiment and Change

Dates: 6-8 September 2019

Venue: Kazdanga, Latvia

Eligible are 50 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st August 2019

International forum for youth workers and educators about body and movement based learning approaches.

General Description

Youth workers, education experts, trainers, facilitators and teachers, Room of Fulfilled Dreams, Nomadways and Teatro Invisibile invites you to spend a creative and moving weekend in a beautiful rural area, and participate in an international forum devoted to body and movement based learning approaches and methods.

This weekend event will take place from September 6th to 8th, 2019, near Kazdanga, in Latvia, gathering over 50 participants from all Europe.

The forum is a part of a strategic partnership project called Embodied Change which was designed with a goal to elaborate body and movement based learning methods for boosting young people’s participation and entrepreneurial mindset. Main theme uniting all the activities of the project is embodied learning – its main concepts, principles, approaches and various methods, viewing the physical body as a domain of learning and change.

During the event we will share outcomes of this project and offer diverse movement workshops in order to provide a practical insight into what embodied learning means. You will receive also a brand new embodied learning toolkit. Besides, you will have a chance to network, gain new ideas and methods, as well as find new perspectives how to look at yourself and importance of body in educational context.

Participants’ Profile

The main target group of this event are youth workers, educators, counsellors and non-formal learning facilitators who are involved in a work with young people on a regular basis and are residents of one of the Programme countries of Erasmus+ programme.

Participants aren’t required to have a previous experience in body and movement based learning. The event will be the most suitable for those who would like to improve their knowledge about body and movement based learning approaches and methods, gain new ideas for their work, enrich their toolbox, and spend time in active and more still movement sessions that would allow participants also to work on their professional and personal development, improve their abilities to facilitate group and individual learning process and become more creative at their educational work.

Objectives

– To develop competences of the participants to use body and movement based learning approaches in order to empower young people and foster their active participation, civic engagement, initiative and entrepreneurial attitudes and skills.
– To improve participants’ facilitation skills, presence and enrich their educational toolbox.
– To offer space and support for networking, sharing experience and best practices, and developing new international cooperations.

Methods

During the event participants will have a chance to work with facilitators from different European countries who will introduce their educational approach and methods. Workshops will include elements from performance arts, dance, contact improvisation, theatre improvisation, voice work, meditation, creative writing and other disciplines, exploring how these practices can be connected with development of competences such as initiative, entrepreneurship, social and civic skills.

Entire process will be based on principles and values of non-formal education and experiential learning. Participants will have a chance to work alone, in pairs and in groups.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Participants must fully cover their own travel costs. Expenses related to travel and travel insurance won’t be covered

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Association ”Room of Fulfilled Dreams” – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29752136

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Embodiment and Change.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: TicTac in Poland

Dates: 22-29 October 2019

Venue: Warsaw, Poland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 25th August 2019

TicTac is a multilateral training course for voluntary and professional youth workers as well as youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies in line with the goals of their organizations.

General Description

The overall aim of TicTac is to develop the participants’ competences for implementing ‘Mobility of Youth Workers’ Erasmus+ Youth projects as support measures in an organisation’s long term strategy.

The specific objectives of the course are to:

  • promote the Erasmus+ Youth Programme as an educational tool
  • explore Erasmus+ Youth Programme with a special focus on quality international cooperation
  • understand the role of Erasmus+ Youth Programme within a long term local strategy
    simulate the first steps of organizing a ‘Mobility of Youth Workers’ project in the youth field within an international team
  • develop the participants’ competences in planning non-formal education and intercultural learning processes
  • promote youth participation and active citizenship as key elements when designing a European project

The training course is designed for youth workers and youth leaders who:

  • have experienced an international event/activity before (not necessarily a project under the Erasmus+ programme),
  • are motivated to learn about and make use of the Erasmus+ Programme (Youth) for creating or strengthening international partnerships,
  • are willing to work on the quality of their international projects,
  • have the support of an organisation to attend the TicTac course and are in the position to implement European youth projects in their organisation,
  • are at least 18 years old,
  • are able to use English as a working language in order to establish effective communication during group-work and sessions. A low level of English will limit your learning opportunities.

TicTac and Youthpass

The implementation of Youthpass within the TicTac training courses has two dimensions: participants do not only assess their own learning outcomes, but also learn how to implement Youthpass in their own projects. This space for self-assessment is also linked with the concrete application of their new competences in their own realities through composing a learning diary and a personal action plan.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

For participants from Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, the travel costs will be taken in charge by the SALTO-South East Europe Resource Centre.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Polish National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme

Phone: +48 22 463 14 28

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: TICTAC InfoPack for Participants 2019.pdf

Contact for questions:

Jakub Rejniak, Lia Sayadyan

E-mail: lia.sayadyan@frse.org.pl

Phone: +48 22 463 14 31

E-Mail: jakub.rejniak@frse.org.pl

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.