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Larnaca

Training Course: Sport it out!

Dates: 2-9 November 2019

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Germany, Hungary, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Sweden

Application deadline: 1st August 2019

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with knowledge and skills on how to use sports and physical activity as tools for increasing active participation and inclusion of young people, with a special focus on those with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Sport activity has enormous potential of social inclusion thanks to its capacity to bring all the people together, regardless of age, gender or social origin. When an individual takes part in sports activities or sport methods they are involved in a multidimensional learning process.

The most obvious dimension is of course the physical learning (how to run, jump, climb, maintain balance, co-ordination, etc.) however there are also a variety of social learning processes taking place (for example learning to be part of a team, to cooperate, to trust, fair-play and so on.)

Compared to the physical side, the social learning dimensions are far more intangible and are harder to recognize. We as educators need to focus on this dimension because it is the social learning elements in sport that can directly respond to the social learning needs of young people.

Participation in sport and active play brings a number of personal, societal and health benefits to young people, especially to those who are marginalized. Raising levels of activity and participation in sports not only improves health outcomes and reduces costs to health services and the wider economy, but can also contribute to a range of positive social outcomes including crime reduction, improved levels of wellbeing and mental health, increased educational attainment and more cohesive communities.

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with knowledge and skills on how to use sports and physical activity as tools for increasing active participation and inclusion of young people, with a special focus on those with fewer opportunities.

The objectives of the training:
– To share our realities with the situations about inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in our communities and different youth work programmes working on it
– To discuss and understand basic concepts, values and principles of inclusion and intercultural learning
– To promote and explore the concepts “sports for all” and “healthy lifestyle” in relation with youth work
– To explore the youth work and youth trainings in connection to inclusion/acceptance and Sport for all!
– To raise competences in organising quality youth work with sport methodology with adequate mental and physical development of beneficiaries, as well as competition and teamwork through sports
– To share different sport methods useful for our youth work in every day work with youngsters mainstream and with fewer opportunities
– To share and understand challenges in implementation of quality sport methods in youth work for inclusion and intercultural acceptance of young people with fewer opportunities

– To raise competences for adaptation of sport methods for NFE/youth work for inclusion and acceptance of young people with fewer opportunities
– To define and develop basic plans for local/national workshops of youth workers and youngsters with using sports as methods for inclusion, that are to be held by our participants in the follow-up phase after the training course
– To establish Community of youth trainers and youth workers for youth sport work for inclusion

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

  • up to 275 € for Germany, Sweden, Republic of North Macedonia, Hungary, Italy

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Lucky Punch Jugendhilfe – Youth NGO

Phone: 0038971307381

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Sport it Out.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vladimir

E-Mail: vlade-tearce@hotmail.com

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Training Course USEE+: Using Social Entrepreneurship in Erasmus+

Dates: 18-25 June 2019

Venue: Thessaloniki, Greece

Eligible are max. 24 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: 26th May 2019

As Gandhi said: “be the change you want to see in the world”. What does Gandhi have to do with social entrepreneurship?

General Description

Social entrepreneurship is gaining increasing attention, driven by the desire for change and to see the world as it can be, not as it is. The global economy and national GDPs rely more each time on social economy and the proposal of ethical business based on transparency, sustainability, and tangible and intangible profits and benefits for all stakeholders.

The aim of the course is to create awareness about social economy and social enterprises, appreciate the role of social entrepreneurship that creates social change, deepen participants understanding of the world around them, and to inspire them to create a vision where their passion and desire for change meets self-employability.

As Gandhi said: “be the change you want to see in the world”.

Objectives:

  • Understand what social entrepreneurship is and its relation to sustainable development.
  • Explore different social enterprise approaches and identify different models through showcasing and local study visits.
  • Learn about the social impact of social enterprises.
  • Create a social enterprise business plan.
  • Explore Erasmus+ for entrepreneurial education and source of social enterprises starting point.
  • Acquire practical tools for social entrepreneurs (needs analysis using the ‘problem tree method’, business plan development through the ‘business model canvas’, pitching tools.
  • Develop competences, necessary for social entrepreneurs, such as cooperation, risk taking, sense of initiative, leadership, communication, teamwork, creative thinking and innovation for idea generation and problem solving.

The methodology used will be based on principles of non-formal and experiential learning with an emphasis on the experiential learning cycle of Kolb. Participants will be invited to a safe and comfortable space to express, experiment, interact and participate according to their personality and learning preference. In this way, we seek to maximize the learning outcomes but also the motivation and inspiration to engage with social and solidarity economy.

Target Group

Youth workers, youth leaders, project managers, young people, members of youth social enterprises that are or plan to be engaged within social and solidarity economy. The training course is tailored in a way that can benefit both educational (including youth workers) and social entrepreneurship practitioners who intend to use, multiply and transfer the learning outcomes.

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. 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:

Hellenic National Agency -Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule USEE+ Greece.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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

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Conference On track 3: Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations

Dates: 22-26 October 2019

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 80 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 16th June 2019

This cross-sectoral conference will address the NEET issues and showcase good practices, with the emphasize on cooperation between youth work and other sectors (formal education, employment, social & business sector…).

General Description

Theme: Young People in a NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) situation.

Conference “On Track” is part of the SALTO Inclusion & Diveristy, as well as the Turkish NA, a longer-term strategic approach to reach young people who are excluded from the system and see how we can reconnect them to society and improve their opportunities in life.

The SALTO ID research & publication on NEET issues “On track – Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations” has been published in 2015. The 1st editon of the conference took place in Slovakia in 2016 and the 2nd in Turkey in 2018.

General aim: To support collaboration and exchange between professionals from different sectors in order to create better opportunities for young people in a NEET situation and enable their active involvement in society and integration into the labour market.

Objectives:

  • To explore different NEET realities across Europe and different types of practices or tools at all levels.
  • To exchange the variety of ways of working with young people in a NEET situation and highlight the possibility of cross-sectoral partnership projects.
  • To share resources on working with young people in a NEET situation, such as the SALTO Inclusion and Diversity study “On Track”.
  • To promote the value of international youth work for young people in NEET situations and the possibilities of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

Profile of participants: 80 professionals with experience working on the issue of vulnerable young people in NEET situations (face-to-face workers as well as managers/decision makers). International experience is not a must.

  • Youth workers/youth leaders ( grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people in a NEET situation)
  • Teachers, school support staff, alternative education staff, vocational programme staff
  • Social workers, representatives of social services
  • Local authorities/policy makers responsible for social provision
  • Employers, apprenticeships programmes, employment agencies, job centres, job clubs, job coaches

  • Researchers, academics with focus on NEET
  • Other sector professionals directly working with young people: health, justice, sports, police, education, trade unions, welfare

from Erasmus+: Youth Programme Countries & Eastern Partnership countries and Russian Federation and not attended the previous conference

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. 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:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and NA Turkey – National Agency

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule NEET Conference Istanbul.pdf

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic

E-Mail: inclusion@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.

Beja, Portugal, Castle

Study Visit: Local Youth Policies on Social Entrepreneurship

Dates: 27 May – 1 June 2019

Venue: Portugal

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1st May 2019

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers to develop a deeper understanding of different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth social entrepreneurship and local youth policies for social entrepreneurship.

General Description

This Study visit is designed for municipality officers and youth workers from Bulgaria, Croatia, Portugal, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Turkey, UK and Netherlands.

During the Study visit the participants will be able to see a variety of practices and models of youth social entrepreneurship and of mechanisms and structures that support such practices, as well as to transfer this experience into their own local reality. This will allow the participants to gain skills and knowledge to support young people in starting a business.

Moreover, they will develop a deeper understanding on the different realities, experiences and opportunities for youth social entrepreneurship and Local youth policies for social entrepreneurship aimed at the inclusion of young people with migrant background.

We also expect that the project can contribute to a better understanding of youth workers on how to support the creation of social start-ups that can enhance the social economy and the creation of new job opportunities for migrant youth as a step towards social inclusion and integration.

The specific objectives of this Study visit are to:

  •  Allow youth workers to support the development of structures and mechanisms to increase the entrepreneurial competencies of young people, particularly addressing young people with migrant background;
  • Allow youth workers to increase the knowledge of different models and approaches to support young people in setting structures such as start-ups;
  • Develop further the understanding of the role of social economy, social enterprises, and social entrepreneurship to increase youth employment opportunities and to generate social development and well-being in our communities;

  •  Empower municipality workers to create more inclusive local youth policies for social entrepreneurship;
  •  Provide the opportunity for the project partner organizations to discuss further the possibility to develop a “European Youth Social Enterprises Network”

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Flight 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, according to the Erasmus + Key Action 1 rules:

  • Portugal – 40 €
  • Italy, UK, Netherlands – 275 €
  • Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania  – 360 €
  • Finland, Latvia, Turkey – 530 €

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

DYPALL Network – Youth Association

Co-organiser:

  • R-Newt – Youth NGO

Phone: + 351 961 611 500

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Local Youth Policies.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aleksandra Maldžiski

E-Mail: aleksandra.maldziski@dypall.com

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Conference: Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) Forum 2019 – Social Entrepreneurship for Local impact and Solidarity.

Dates: 15-19 October 2019

Venue: San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

Eligible are 80 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, 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, Eastern Partnership countriesSouthern Mediterranean countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 31st May 2019

“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of Youth Work and Erasmus+ to foster Social Entrepreneurship among young people.

General Description

Young people hold in their hands the power to shape the future. Their creativity and fearless determination together with a grounded sense of community can be the cornerstone for a better future for our society. “Towards Collaborative Practice” (TCP) is a growing community of youth workers, educators, entrepreneurs and government representatives that want to inspire young people to have a positive societal and environmental impact in the world.

Since 2015, the TCP Forum has been building bridges between youth work and other fields, promoting collaboration and new initiatives, particularly in the fields of social entrepreneurship and innovation. Now it’s your turn to join the community at the fifth TCP Forum. This edition’s focus is the contribution of social entrepreneurship to local development and solidarity, as well as the support that the local level (government, private sector and civil society) can bring to stimulate social entrepreneurship.

More information about the project and previous editions can be found at http://www.tcp-community.eu and @TCPCommunity (on Facebook).

To get the feel of the event, please watch the highlight videos of the two previous editions:

Liverpool UK (March 2018):
Budapest Hungary (November 2018)

Aim and approach:

We invite you to be part of an international network of like-minded people, ideas and social entrepreneurship projects, with a particular focus on Erasmus+ opportunities. The Forum gives you a chance to discuss future pathways for social entrepreneurship, explore new opportunities and build a cross-sectoral platform for cooperation on innovative projects.

Based on non-formal learning approaches which encourage your active participation with room for sharing good practice and expressing yourself, the forum will be an exciting mix of expert inputs, interactive workshops, group coaching sessions, field visits and many more. These sessions offer endless opportunities to discover the social entrepreneur in you. Professional coaches will support your individual development in a group setting.

An eco-friendly event:

Inspired by the previous edition of the TCP Forum in Budapest Hungary which focused on environmental awareness, the organizers endeavor to deliver an environmentally sustainable event, including site selection, menu compilation, coffee breaks and the materials we use. We believe it is important to show that there is always a way for events to be more eco-friendly, this being one of the principles of this project.

Objectives of the TCP 2019 Forum Madrid:

  • Encourage collaboration and partnership building between youth work and other sectors of the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Raise awareness of and promote the solidarity dimension of social entrepreneurship policies and practices and their contribution to local development.
  • Offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices.
  • Use social enterprise and non-formal learning as a way to encourage and enable young people to sustain their entrepreneurial life skills.
  • Encourage creativity, innovation, participation, solidarity, diversity and social inclusion of young people.
  • Provide information on Erasmus+ and other opportunities to foster social entrepreneurship.

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. 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 – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Dirección General de Juventud. Comunidad de Madrid – 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: You(th)for Cul/fu(ture)

Dates: 7-16 August 2019

Venue: Moldova

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Moldova

Application deadline: 1st May 2019

The project aims to develop an educative innovative pathway for boosting employability potential of NEETs throughout creative and cultural entrepreneurship education for youth workers.

General Description

The project aims to develop an educative innovative pathway for boosting employability potential of NEETs throughout creative and cultural entrepreneurship education.

Our project will deliver structured innovative approach towards educating youth on how to integrate entrepreneurship within the development of creative practices and to bring a creative approach to the development of new social businesses.

Throughout project activities we will support youth workers in their work with unemployed youth in their ability to create innovation and provide them with entrepreneurial skills and attributes to commercialize their creative & cultural knowledge.

Both youth workers & young people participating in the project will get theoretical knowledge on cultural economy & creative initiatives and develop techniques to move their creative & critical thinking to entrepreneurial thinking.

The project has following specific objectives:

– to build capacity of consortium in the field of ‘creative and cultural entrepreneurship’, enable transfer of practices among the partnership and foster cooperation between EU and EaP countries;
– to create environment for networking and to equip youth workers with knowledge and specific competences in ‘creative and cultural entrepreneurship’ education;
– to create enabling environment for transferring the knowledge on ‘creative and cultural entrepreneurship’ to NEETs and foster their transversal skills, sense of initiative & entrepreneurship and creative thinking;
– to create comprehensive learning materials – toolkit and online platform – targeted to youth workers, stakeholders in the field of social entrepreneurship and potential entrepreneurs;
– to promote social, cultural and creative entrepreneurship, active citizenship and non-formal learning on European level and in EaP countries;
– to promote European policies in the field of social entrepreneurship and Erasmus+ on European level and in EaP.

The project’s main output will be development of new models of working with young people with fewer opportunities, innovative tools and guidance that would allow youths to implement their own creative & cultural enterprises ideas independently.

This is long term project and involves the following activities:

1. International Training Course in Moldova 7-16 August 2019.

TC is focused on youth workers empowerment in terms of their knowledge of c/c-e and c/c-e education in particular. It will mix a theoretical part about SE & creative and cultural entrepreneurship as concepts, NFE and informal activities on creative thinking and innovative ideas development, but also practical exercises on teaching c/c-e to NEETs.

2. Job shadowing in Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Italy for the participipants from Moldova, Armenia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia;

3. Local activities on NEET empowerment
4. Development of a Tool-kit on creative and and cultural entrepreneurship education;
5. Final Seminar in Belgium in 2020.

This project involves participants from Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus.

This call is for the participants for the training course in Moldova. Priority will be given to the participants able to take part in all project activities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food will be arranged for the participants only for the days of the training course in Moldova and Seminar in Belgium

Travel reimbursement

Training course in Moldova:

  • Belgium – 275 euro
  • Moldova – 0 euro

Seminar in Belgium:

  • Belgium – 180 euro;
  • Moldova: 275 euro.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

ADVIT Moldova – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • CODEC vzw – Youth NGO

Phone: 0032468141162

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natalia

E-Mail: codec.europe@gmail.com

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Training Course: Social Entrepreneurship Training 4 Youth Power

Dates: 11-19 May 2019

Venue: Corfu, Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Cyprus

Application deadline: 10th April 2019

“SET YP” activity plan contributes “to acquire and develop a mix of knowledge, skills and attitudes youth need to succeed in the labor market” and generally in achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

General Description

“SET YP” activity plan contributes “to acquire and develop a mix of knowledge, skills and attitudes youth need to succeed in the labor market” and generally to achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy and objectives of the Commission in the field of social entrepreneurship.

The project aims to develop structured and innovative solutions towards increasing employability potential throughout providing youth workers them knowledge on social entrepreneurship & innovation.

“SET YP” has following specific objectives:

  •  Build capacity of the partnership in the field of social entrepreneurship and SI education, facilitate the transfer of best practices and boost human capital of consortium throughout learning mobility;
  •  Build capacity of the partnership in the field of non-formal learning methods applied to NEETs, in particular in the field of applying gamification approach to organization of learning process;
  •  Increase employability potential of NEETs throughout fostering their transversal skills and providing them with knowledge on social entrepreneurship and Social Innovation (SI);
  •  Develop comprehensive training module on SI education for NEETs and elearning platform sustainable beyond the „SET YP‟ lifetime;
  •  Encourage cooperation and networking between youth work and social business sector on national and international levels;
  •  Promote entrepreneurship and SI worldwide and European policies and activities in the field of social economy, in particular European Social Innovation Competition;
  •  Promote Youth on the Move and Erasmus+ programme, its objectives and opportunities, especially in the partner countries.

This is the long term project with the following activities:

– International Training Course on Social Innovation Education 11-19 May 2019 in Corfu, Greece.
– Local activities and Competition of business ideas; The youth workers who have been participating in the International Training Course on Social Innovation Education (Greece) will first plan, structure and prepare the workshops content for 5 separate activities on SI. The partner organizations will organize set of 5 local hub meetings aiming to provide knowledge and understanding of SI to NEETs.

– Seminar in Nepal in 2020 aims to facilitate evaluation of the hub activity – conclude efficiency of the methods used, including the gamification approach, learning achievements of the youth workers and the youth participating in hub, results of the competition.
– Development of online long-term training course on the social innovation and E-learning platform.

This project will involve participants from Belgium, Poland, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, Colombia, Nepal, Kenya, Peru, Vietnam.

This is the call for the training course in Corfu, Greece. Priority will be give to the candidates available to participate in the entire project including training course in Corfu, local activities and Seminar in Nepal.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers for the participants of the training in Corfu and seminar in Nepal (for the training and seminar days only). Any particular need should be communicated at the moment of registration.

Travel reimbursement

Training Course in Corfu:

  • Belgium – 275 euro
  • Cyprus – 275 euro

Seminar in Nepal:

  • Belgium – 820 euro
  • Cyprus – 1300 euro

Participation fee

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

CODEC vzw – Youth NGO

Phone: 0032468141162

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Natalia

E-Mail: codec.europe@gmail.com