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Castle Golubac Serbia

PBA: Tools for Social Development – Volume III

Dates: 15-19 March 2019

Venue: Vrnjačka Banja, Serbia

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYROM, France, Greece, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 31st January 2019

The main aim of project “Tools for Social Development – Volume III” is to rise capacities in the field of human rights protection of young people with disabilities.

General Description

Moreover, the project aim to create the online platform which will gather all youth workers (as well trainers, educators..) working/or interested in working with young people with disabilities (YPWDs).

This platform will serve as online space for: exchange of tools, methods and best practice useful when working with mixed abilities groups.

Through this platform would be able to search for trainers/facilitators experienced in working with (YPWD’s) .

Nevertheless, this will be space where would be possible to find all the materials related to the activities suitable when working with mixed abilities groups.

Last but not least, this on line tool will be there to promote all other activities which involve YPWD’s, as well to advocate for human rights of marginalized and excluded groups of our societies.

This PBA will be used to discuss more about what we do in local level, how we promote/advocate HR, which method and tools we use, this activity will give us chance to come together and do partnership building of our informal network, as well we will use this project to talk about cross sector cooperation’s.

Project objectives:

-To discuss importance of cross-sector cooperation
-To introduce youth workers with legal mechanisms of human rights protections
-To create open space for best practice sharing

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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 organizers

Travel reimbursement

Participants will be reimbursed for travel costs only once we receive the original tickets and boarding passes. Here is the list of maximum reimbursement, for participants from:
Group 1: Western Balkan – Maximum reimbursement 180 EUR;
Group 2: Greece, France, Romania, Spain – Maximum reimbursement of 275; EUR
Group 3: For participants from Portugal maximum reimbursement of 360 EUR.

Participation fee

The project has NO participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

People to People Serbia – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vanja Milosavljevic

E-Mail: erasmus.project.team@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.

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Study Visit Actions On: Social Enterprise & Social Economy

Dates: 21 February – 3 March 2019

Venue: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Eligible are minimum 8, max 12 participants 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, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 7th January 2019

A study visit for social enterprise managers, NGO coordinators and staff, policy makers, youth workers, trainers, social workers and educators. Explore approaches to Social Enterprise & Social Economy and enrich your vision, knowledge and understanding.

General Description

European and South African Projects on Solidarity are looking to support you in:

Discovering South Africa; enriching your vision, experience and knowledge of social economic approaches, developing a greater understanding of the role of social enterprise in diverse communities; expanding your skills and tools on building better communities; enlarging your international network; and having a platform to internationally share your own experience and expertise with others.

Join this 9 day Study Visit ‘Actions On: Social Enterprise & Social Economy’ with the communities in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Facts and Figures

We have places for 12 participants. (please note once 8 participants have registered and been confirmed we will confirm the study visit will take place). A short Skype call with registered applicants will be implemented to confirm participation.

  • 9 days (1 excluding travel days)
  • More than 12 organisational visits

The Study visit is organised by the Dutch organisation Breakthrough and the South African organisation Ready4Life.

Why

This 9 day study visit will allow you to experience the place, the people and the approaches to the social economy, community based enterprise, routes to employment and hopefully build a platform for new collaborations between Europe and South Africa.

What’s it About

Port Elizabeth is a very friendly (and windy) city in South Africa where extreme poverty, middle income, and high income, social challenges all come together. The cultural influences of the black, coloured and white communities, as well as the region’s colonial past are major factors in shaping the approaches and solutions evident to economic and civil society issues that the communities of Port Elizabeth are facing. There is a cultural richness in its diversity, where privilege, education, social class, rituals and history are what make it a unique place to visit, learn, share and explore.

During the study visit you will meet local and international people who will share their social enterprise stories, visit local and international social and community enterprise and social economy and meet with stakeholders, volunteers and staff engaged in this work. We see this very much as a two way process and an equal exchange of practice, learning and development.

Our Solidarity projects are realised in partnership with the South African organisation Ready4Life and a wide range of other organisations, start-ups and businesses. Breakthrough and the partnership are responsible for the organisation and realisation of the Study Visit content, including networking, learning, reflection and documentation. The welcome and closing dinner as well as one community lunch and the conference day lunch will be covered by the organisation. Local transport for the purpose of the study visit will also be included.

It is at your own responsibility to confirm your bookings of the accommodation and flights.

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Costs

 

This is a self financed activity and NOT an Erasmus+ funded mobility.

After confirmation of participation:
Book and Pay your accommodation by 10th January 2019 (330-550 ZAR including breakfast per person per night). We arranged a special price at a B&B for you.

Book and Pay your flights by 10th January 2019.

Participation fee

Participation fee is €485. This fee will be used to cover the costs of the organisers, the organisers and facilitators of this study visit will work voluntary.

Application

 

Organiser:

Breakthrough Foundation – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

Ready4Life

Phone: 0640218970

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sandra van de Kraak

E-Mail: actionsonsolidarity@gmail.com

Berlin, Germany

Training Course: Practice Makes Entrepreneurs

Date: 5-12 February 2019

Venue: Osterholz-Scharmbeck (Bremen), Germany

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 22nd December 2018

Training Course for Youth Workers and Leaders on entrepreneurial education.

General Description

Taking into consideration the current situation in the majority of European countries, the international training course ‘Practice Makes Entrepreneurs’ is seeking to equip youth workers and leaders who work directly with young unemployed people with essential business and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills.

In order to make them capable to indicate ‘alternative paths’ correlated with the labor market, thus contributing to the limitation of the unemployment among youth. Specifically, by saying ‘alternative paths’, it’s being implied the promotion of self-employment and a general cultivation of an entrepreneurial culture.

The above target will be accomplished through a combination of practical knowledge provision on entrepreneurship, and a parallel cultivation of a positive way of thinking within the side-paths of self-awareness and self-motivation.

Specifically, participants will experience various practical exercises -mostly based on non-formal education methods- which will qualify them with entrepreneurial knowledge that can be utilized to equip young people with essential skills, in order to be ready to take entrepreneurial decisions concerning complex socioeconomic conditions.

Consequently, the subsequent application of those practical methods-exercises within different local contexts, also aims at the dissemination of alternative entrepreneurial methods, thus contributing to the eradication of various obstacles, such as discrimination and inequality in opportunities; problems which are frequently being encountered by young people, especially in the deprived and rural areas of the E.U.

Profile of the Participants:
– Age mainly 18-40
– Youth workers, youth leaders, activists
– Able to work in English
– Willing to share the new knowledge with the members of his/her organization once he/she gets back, act as multipliers
– Active learners, available for the whole duration of the course and ready to share their experience and knowledge;
– Motivated to take an active part in all the stages of the training course

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme.

The accommodation as well as food will be organised by the training’s organisers and fully covered by the Erasmus+ programme.

Travel reimbursement

For participants from Denmark, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Latvia, Estonia, Greece, Romania and Slovakia the maximum travel reimbursement sum is 275 Euro.

For participants from Cyprus the maximum travel reimbursement sum is 360 Euro.

For participants from Germany the maximum travel reimbursement sum is 50 Euro.

Participation fee

Participation fee is 40 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugend, Bildung und Kultur e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: NA

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Practice Makes Entrepreneurs.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalia Seriakova

E-Mail: nataseriakova@yahoo.de

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Training Course: Education and mentoring for social entrepreneurship with/for immigrants and asylum seekers

Dates: 3-11 November 2018

Venue: Ferrara, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYROM, Germany, Italy, Serbia

Application deadline: 24th September 2018

Project “Education and youth work for social entrepreneurship with and for immigrants and asylum seekers” aims to build capacity of youth workers and youth organisations in social entrepreneurship with/for young immigrants and asylum seekers.

General Description

The project consists of several activities, and one of those is this training course “Education and mentoring for social entrepreneurship with/for immigrants and asylum seekers”. The training course will be organised in Ferrara, Italy from 3rd till 11th November 2018.

The training course will gather 24 participants from 6 organisations and countries (Serbia, Italy, FYROM, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Germany).

Specific objectives of the training course are:
• To share realities and experiences with discrimination, exclusion and marginalization of different groups (including migrants and refugees) in different European countries
• To increase participants’ knowledge and understanding about asylum seekers and other socially excluded and marginalised groups in our communities
• To increase participants’ understanding and knowledge of different aspects, concepts, stakeholders and supporters of social entrepreneurship; and their competences for social entrepreneurship / Competences as social entrepreneurs
• To further develop competences for Needs analysis and survey of socially excluded groups (including immigrants and asylum seekers) in our communities; as well as competences in defining, planning and coordinating quality youth work projects which contribute to social entrepreneurship with/for immigrants, refugees and other marginalised groups
• To increase participants’ knowledge about other EU/European and national (funding) possibilities related to youth social entrepreneurship
• To provide interaction of our youth workers with asylum seekers and thus to get our youth workers motivated for more consistent engagement on youth work for inclusion and acceptance

The training course will be hosted in the hostel in Ferrara (IT) which is social enterprise and employs and gathers asylum seekers to offer them opportunity to be employed while waiting for their asylums to be resolved.

Thus, in the programme of that training course we have planned and arranged the whole morning of Living Library with the asylum seekers. Thanks to that element, our participants will be able to see specific NFE method (Living library) adapted for the specific circumstances and target groups and will be inspired and motivated to work on issues of inclusion and acceptance of diversity deeply.

Training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education. The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:
• Active youth workers willing to apply and multiply the knowledge received on the training course
• Willing to take action in the field of employability, social entrepreneurship, inclusion and acceptance of diversity of immigrants, refugees and other youth with fewer opportunities, setting up the international, local and online NFE projects
• They are age above 18 and able to attend the entire duration of the course and are able to follow the programme in English language.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks per day.

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organisers up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car).

Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:

1. Serbia – 275 eur
2. Italy – 20 eur
3. Croatia – 180 eur
4. FYROM – 275 eur
5. Bosnia and Hercegovina – 275 eur
6. Germany – 275 eur

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

Association “Centre for modern living competences” – NGO

Co-organiser:

Ferfilo Associazione Sportiva Dilletantistica, Italy – NGO

Phone: 0039 327 0467200

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Education & Mentoring for Social entrpreneurs.pdf

Contact for questions:

Enrico Taddia

E-Mail: projects@ferfilo.com

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Training Course: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Enterprises Training course

Dates: 10-14 December 2018

Venue: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 3rd September 2018

SALTO I&D, UK and IT NAs would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects. This course brings together social enterprises, youth workers, and volunteering organisations to foster inclusive volunteering.

General Description

Are you a social enterprise who would like the funding and support of committed volunteers to support your sustainability or growth? Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, special needs, 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 training course is for you!

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and the UK and Italian National Agencies 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 (e.g. disability, social issues, special needs, mental challenges, etraining course).

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social enterprises and the Social Entrepreneurship, Youth and Vocation Education Forum 2018, hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice collaboration we identified that the social economy (including organisations such as social enterprises) often has projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support sustainability and growth, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures.

We believe that social enterprises with the necessary support structures in place to support disadvantaged volunteers in their activities could become the perfect hosting place for these young people. Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives – such as Cinzia (check her story in this link: https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/stories/cinzia-savonitti) – but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity whilst receiving (modest) European funding.

We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with the youth field to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having a European Volunteer in a social enterprise project.

A new framework for volunteering activities in the youth field, the European Solidarity Corps (ESC), is expected to be operational by the end of the year. This training course will be a unique opportunity to get acquainted with ESC.

General aim:
To introduce European volunteering projects to social enterprise organisations; to encourage youth organisations to partner with social enterprises and support quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:
– To create bridges between youth work and social economy sector
– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under Erasmus+/ESC
– To motivate social enterprises to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop social enterprises skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To support partnership building of potential hosting/sending organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:
– Staff members/volunteers of social enterprises and social economy 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)
– Individuals involved in voluntary or inclusion organisations
– International experience is not a must
– Able to work in (international) English
– From Erasmus+ YiA programme countries

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action 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.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses (if selected).

Application

 

Organizer:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre,

UK Erasmus+ National Agency,

Italian Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agency

Phone: +44 (0) 121 212 8854

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Sara Southam

E-Mail: erasmusplustca@ecorys.com

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.

Poland in Summer

Conference: Perspektywy Women in tech summit

Dates: 26-28 November 2018

Venue: Warsaw, Poland

Eligible are +10 participants coming from: Poland, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 22nd July 2018

Warsaw as Hub for Female Talents in IT and Tech

General Description

The technologies are the area where visions of the future world are created and today’s issues are solved. In the times of global digitalisation, the IT technologies have a special role to play. The ambition of the “Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit” is to show the potential of women in IT and Big Engineering.

This will be the first such event in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEE&CA) addressed to female IT students, professionals from the tech companies, scientists, and innovators.

A record number of 1000 participants is expected to come from Poland and the EU, as well as from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. The Warsaw event will become the nucleus of the discussion about the technological and social future of the world and about women’s contribution to the development of these areas.

The goal of the Perspektywy Summit is to create the space for meeting the female technology talents from the CEE&CA region, which is developing dynamically from the IT and new technologies point of view, as well as to promote Poland as the place to obtain excellent IT education.

The participants will have the opportunity to listen to speeches by the managers of the biggest global technology companies, to update their scientific and technical knowledge, and to gain the tools for development of their own professional careers.

A technology career fair will be held for students, with offers from the top technology companies which place special emphasis on supporting and employing women, as they see the business and social advantages to be gained in building a diversity culture in their organizations.

Universities and IT faculties will be able to present their achievements and establish contacts with high tech businesses. The Special Guest of the event will be Mariya Gabriel, the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.

100 speakers in total will appear in Warsaw on 27-28 November, there will be 100 plenary sessions and workshops, as well as several side events, including a debate on IT competencies in the future job market, a meeting of European and Asian female rectors (EWORA), and welcome events for the participants organised by the world’s biggest technology companies.

“Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit Warsaw 2018” is organised by the Perspektywy Educational Foundation in partnership with IEEE – the world’s biggest engineering association, and with technology companies.

More information about the Summit

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Costs

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser and/or SALTO EECA.

There is no participation fee. More details will be sent to selected participants.

Application

Organizer:

PERSPEKTYWY – NGO

Co-organizer:

SALTO EECA

Phone: +48 22 46 31 461

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marina Makarenko

E-Mail: mmakarenko@frse.org.pl