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Training Course on European Solidarity Corps: Get started with Jobs & Traineeships

Dates: 21-24 June 2020

Venue: Wroclaw, Poland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, 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, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 4th May 2020

This training focuses on the Jobs & Traineeship projects in the European Solidarity Corps. The training is open for organizations which do not have Quality Label not only from NGO but also business sector willing to do Jobs & Traineeships projects in ESC.

General Description

This training focuses on the quality elements in Jobs & Traineeship projects in the European Solidarity Corps. Jobs and traineeships in ESC are the most challenging projects for both – the NAs and organisations. Even though National Agencies have quality-labeled organisations they still don’t have a satisfactory number of projects in occupational strand.

This is the reason why the present training is open for organizations which do not have QL and are not only from NGO but also business sector. This will be a chance first of all to invite new organizations willing to do projects in European Solidarity Corps with special focus on Jobs & Traineeships projects.

The training is for organizations, institutions and social enterprises that:

  • do not hold a Job and/or Traineeship Quality Label (NGOs, foundations and non-profit organizations);
  • represent business sector (corporations, companies etc.);
  • organizations successfully implementing CSR practices;
  • are in the process of receiving a Job and/or Traineeship Quality Label and coordinate placements (please consolidate with your National Agency )

Main aim:

Enable organizations to plan, coordinate and implement high quality Jobs & Traineeship projects.

Objectives:

  • Explore the benefits of the European Solidarity Corps Job & Traineeship Action and have a closer look into quality elements of a European Solidarity Corps projects
  • Get a deeper understanding of the core values of the Solidarity Corps: solidarity – learning – local impact – inclusion.
  • Exchange practices and get to know other actors in the field.
  • Encourage and inspire organisations to apply for the project within the ESC programme plan future steps in the Jobs & Traineeship action.
  • Put ideas into projects
  • Identify the potential of different roles Quality Label holders can have.
  • Get support by the National Agencies and plan your future steps in the Jobs & Traineeship action.
  • Analyze challenges and risks related to the implementation of the ESC Jobs and Traineeships projects

Training dates

Arrivals – 21 June 2020

Working days – 22-23 June 2020

Departures – 24 June 2020

Participants:

  •  max. 25 representatives of organisations
  •  able to communicate easily and work in English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Information for National Agencies: NET Budget Year: 2019

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the European Solidarity Corps Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Polish National Agency of European Solidarity Corps(National Agency

Phone: +48 224-631-431

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Lia Sayadyan-Górzańska, Waldemar Banaszek

E-mail: wbanaszek@frse.org.pl

Phone: +48 224-631-421

E-Mail: lia.sayadyan@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.

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Training Course POWER:  Project factory for Empowerment of Young People In & After Imprisonment

Dates: 19-25 April 2020

Venue: Jurmala, Latvia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, 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, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries,

Application deadline: 22nd March 2020

Training programme for staff members of closed institutions (detention services, prisons), probation centres, NGO’s to explore non-formal learning and develop common European Solidarity Corps & Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects involving young people.

General Description

Training programme has following objectives:

  •  To provide time and space for sharing good practices and methodologies on social inclusion from participants’ experience and 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 European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ Youth Programme

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 behavioural 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
  •  Able to work in English
  •  Aged 18+
  • Ready and able to take part in the training programme for its all duration

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. Participants will be provided the mentoring support during and after the training course.

After the training course partnerships are expected to develop and submit project application within the European Solidarity corps and Erasmus+ programme. By applying for a training course participants commit themselves to cooperate in the development of a project application.

Training in April is followed by practical phase as individual/team work in participants organisations with mentoring support from trainers in the development of a project applications.

The language of the training course will be English.

Trainers: Natalya Gudakovska and Federica Milano.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO (EECA) in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency for International Programs for Youth in Latvia – National Agency

Phone: +371 67356258

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Jana Priedniece

E-Mail: jana.priedniece@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.

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Training Course: The Confusion of Inclusion

Dates: 1-5 June 2020

Venue: Dublin, Ireland

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, 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, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 17th April 2020

There are many barriers to inclusion that present themselves across Europe. we will go beyond the confusion, and create a space to equip participants with non-formal learning tools to foster inclusion within their work with young people.

General Description

The essence of the training course is to equip participants with non-formal learning tools to foster inclusion within their work with young people with fewer opportunities.

The idea of the training is:

To explore how professionals from the youth field directly working with young people with fewer opportunities can promote inclusion within their practice. We will share non-formal tools that allow participants to promote social inclusion with young people with fewer opportunities.

There will be an introduction to non-formal learning tools that can be used by youth workers committed to fostering a culture that embraces the values of diversity and inclusiveness within their communities and their target groups.

On completion of this training, participants will gain a toolbox for promoting social inclusion within their scope of work and influence. Participants will gain an understanding and knowledge of the “7 Pillars of Inclusion” and get equipped with tools to transmit this model into their everyday work.

Participants will gain an understanding of inclusive youth work within Europe and specifically in Ireland by attending interactive workshops, platforms for dialogue and questions, study visits and meetings with key representatives from the youth sector active in Irish society. Allowing participants to explore how inclusion is promoted within these services.

The main objectives of the training are:

(1) To develop an understanding of what an inclusive society might look like with the knowledge of different approaches across Europe.

(2) To look into the challenges of promoting inclusion through case studies, brainstorming and share youth workers experiences on ways to best overcome them.

(3) To become enhanced in the field of non-formal learning (NFL) and to understand the main principles of NFL. Creating and finding tools that can be used to promote inclusion.

(4) To lay the basis for meaningful and cohesive relationships across Europe. Using the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes as a platform to promote inclusion and future collaboration opportunities for youth workers and young people.

Please note the arrival day will be 1st June.

Departure will be the morning of the 6th June.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Leargas – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Salto T&C (SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: +35318871202

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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 YES, U2: Engage NEET with community

Dates: 25 April – 1 May 2020

Venue: Sigulda, Latvia

Eligible are 26 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, 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, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 3rd March 2016

YES, U2 – Engage NEET with community is about innovative youth work approaches to engage NEET youth with local community.

General Description

Do you work on social inclusion or are you inclusive? What is the difference? Who has the responsibility to engage NEET youth with community? NEET youth are identified with what they are “Not” (in Education, Employment and Training). Instead, we use hopeful future approach to develop practical strategies on how to connect NEET with community.

The aim of the training course is to build capacity and competences of people working with youth in order to engage NEET youth with local community.

This training course specially focuses on innovative learning approaches and developing competences in order to create safe and comprehensive spaces, supporting young people’s sense of belonging to society and empowering them to take an active role in the local community.

Objectives
1. To find a common ground about NEET youth in different communities;
2. To raise awareness on the youth worker’s role to empower NEET youth to be engaged with local communities;
3. To explore hopeful-future approach to support the inclusion of NEET youth in the local community;
4. To develop practical strategies in order to engage NEET youth with their local community;
5. To build a network among practitioners in order to explore further ways to cooperate within the
Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

Participants

Youth workers, educators, volunteers and practitioners in the youth field, active at local level in formal and non-formal education who:

  •  work with young people in their community;
  •  are interested to work with unemployed youth;
  •  are interested in how to work with marginalized youth;
  •  care about including NEET youth with their local community.

Expected results
Participants after the training increase their competences:
● To promote and take action towards social inclusion of NEET youth;
● To encourage active participation of NEET young people;
● To empower young people to develop their sense of belonging in the local community;
● To build strategies and implement action plan with local communities;
● To prevent the enrolment of youth into NEET status;
● To create a network within practitioners at local and European level.

The outcomes of the training course are transferred to the young people by increasing their potential for active citizenship, building their capacity to be aware of their strengths and opportunities in local communities, the labour market and their personal life.

Methodology
The methodology is based on principles and values of non-formal education:
● Experiential learning
● Addressing different learning styles
● Variety of learning settings (indoor/outdoor)
● Diverse nature, art and body-based techniques
● Group atmosphere supported peer learning
● Learners co-create their learning process

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency for International Programs for Youth in Latvia – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Agencia Nacional Espanola de la Juventud (Injuve) – National Agency

Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG) – National Agency

Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) – National Agency

Phone: + 371 67358062

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Yes U2, Latvia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ieva Upesleja

E-Mail: ieva.upesleja@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.

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Study Visit EGL: Study visit in Lithuania 2020

Dates: 23-28 March 2020

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

Eligible are max. 30 participants coming from: Croatia, Lithuania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 24th February 2020

Study visit aims to explore youth work in Lithuania.

General Description

This study visit will gather youth workers and municapality representatives from Slovenia and Croatia and will allow them to explore the youth work in Lithuania from a closer look.

Participants will meet with Lithuanian youth work association, representatives of municipalities that are active in youth work. They will also visit youth centers, based in rural and urban areas.

Future cooperation possibilies with Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps will be presented.

  • 2020.03.23 arrival day
  • 2020.03.28 departure day

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

It still needs to be decided but most probably there will be no particpation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency of International Youth Cooperation – National Agency

Phone: +370 (5) 250 7442

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Monika Paulauskaitė

E-Mail: monika@jtba.lt

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 WeMen: Comic and Feminism

Dates: 22-28 March 2020

Venue: Duermevela Hostel, Segovia, Spain

Eligible are 13 participants coming from: Bulgaria, France, Italy, Poland, Spain

Application deadline: 17th February 2020

The Training course “Wemen” provides visual & artistic competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and motivate the cause of gender equity and equality through the use of creative digital tools.

General Description

Gender equality has a universally recognized benefit for people. However, our visual references (media, advertisements, movies, …), are still full of sexist stereotypes and vividly illustrate the depth of stereotypes permeating our contemporary civilization. Yet everyone have much to gain equality of all people, genders and sexes.

Our workshop in Segovia, Spain, from the 22th to the 28th of March 2020, will invite youth workers and artists to lend their support to involve youth for gender equity. We have chosen to address this topic through the use of creative digital tools because images are a powerful tool for reflection and call to action, and digital media has the widest impact reach.

Objectives:

This project will offer professionals and young artists from different European contexts a privileged opportunity to unite, in Spain, their perception and their actions in favor of mobilization in favor of gender equality. This action-training also has the ambition of:

  • Gathering equal proportions of young workers, visual artists, gender activists and theorists from different parts of Europe so they can compare their personal and professional experiences on the influence of visual arts in the perception of Genders.
  • Making them produce webcomics that illustrate their learning outcomes visually and digitally, they are easily transmitted to the largest number of people.
  • Getting them together to develop reflection and new training tools to address these social issues with the youth and their community.
  • Encouraging them to form networks of international contacts and practice other languages suitable for developing their personal and professional skills;
  • Providing new competences to youth workers and youth leaders to support and manage work with diverse young groups, as well as competences to foster gender equality, social inclusion, European values and active youth participation;
  • Developing strategic plans for action in forms of follow-up activities that will be run by participants with the support of partner organisations back in their local communities and countries.

Participants profile

We are searching for the participation of animators, educators, youth workers, youth leaders, volunteers, artists, sociologists and activists aims to develop the quality of youth work, to strengthen cooperation between the youth sector and the labor market and to support and develop policy youth based on knowledge and research.

They may have a strong motivation and open-minded attitude; and also they should be over 18 years old, able to comfortably communicate in English and residents in the involved countries.

WeMen will bring together 13 men and women in equal proportions of youth workers, visual artists and gender activists from different parts of Europe: France, Poland, Bulgaria and Spain. The workshop will end with a local exhibition of comic strips to engage young people in favour of gender equality.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Food and accommodation are provided for free.

Accommodation and 3 meals per day are covered by the program.

The venue for accommodation is Duermevela Hostel, Segovia Participants will stay in sharing bedrooms with bunk beds, and sharing toilets.

Travel reimbursement

We will be able to reimburse your travel costs up to a maximum amount of:

  •  Participants from Spain: 10km a 99km: 20€ & 100km a 499km: 180€.-
  • 180€ for participants from France
  • 275€ for participants from Bulgaria, Italy & Poland (or Spanish Islands)

Participation fee

We are asking you a participation fee of 50 euros (which also grants you with Sleeping Cell membership), deductible from your travel reimbursement.

Application

 

Organiser:

Células Durmientes –  Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Nomadways – Youth NGO

Phone: + 34 665464482

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack WeMen Segovia.jpg

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: The Games We Play

Dates: 16-24 April 2020

Venue: Lecce, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 20th February 2020

The aim of this training course is to equip youth workers with basic competences needed to facilitate the learnig process of groups with the addition of gamification elements.

General Description

“The Games We Play” training course will take place in Lecce, Italy 16th – 24th April 2020. (16th April arrival day – 24th April departure day). It will bring together 24 participants aged 24+ from Croatia, Italy, North Macedonia, Spain, Bulgaria and Romania.

The aim of this training course is to equip youth workers with basic competences needed to facilitate the learnig process of of groups with the addition of gamification elements.

Youth workers will be empowered in putting them immediatelly in practice within a frameworks and space where to create high-quality educational games that address social inclusion among youth.

During the main activity, participants will have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in building and leading the learning process of groups while using educational games and gamification elements

Goals of the project:

  •  Provide youth workers with practical skills in designing, implementing and facilitating learning processes of groups, using educational games adapted to their work with young people.
  • Planning and implementing program for non-formal education activity (workshops, trainings etc.) including in them Educational Games adapted to their work with young people at risk of social exclusion.
  • Improvement of team work skills and leading a team. (working in large teams, small teams and pairs)
  • Explore and implement Educational Games as a powerful methodology with broad potential from the experiential, pedagogical and social point of view, to youth workers directly working with young people at risk of social exclusion.
  • Create a set of high quality educational games on inclusion and social topics in the frame of non formal education and experiential learning.

  • Apply the knowledge and skills acquired by participants by developing and facilitating youth programs with non formal education methods and educational games in their organisations during the Local Action Phase, having a direct impact on youth at risk of social exclusion.
  • Create a compilation booklet using the Inclusive Educational Games created and tested by the participants, and share it with organisations and youth workers working for the empowerment and social inclusion of youth at risk of facing social exclusion, including youth from any other background.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and food are covered by Erasmus+ co-funding.

Travel reimbursement

  • Italy – up to 20€
  • Bulgaria, North Macedonia – up to 180€
  • Croatia, Romania, Spain – up to 275€

The reimbursement will be done on the basis of real costs showed on origina travel tickets and invoices.

Participation fee

We ask you to contribute to the training with 40€ participation fee.

Application

Organiser:

L’Arca del Blues – Youth NGO

Phone: +393295450152

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Antonio Greco

E-Mail: progetti.arcadelblues@gmail.com