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Conference. Social Innovation for Social Inclusion. Cyprus

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Conference: Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) 2020 Forum on “Social Innovation for Social Inclusion”

Dates: 5-9 May 2020

Venue: Cyprus

Eligible are 60 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, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sectoral event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship and social innovation among young people.

General Description

Why social innovation for social inclusion?

This edition of the TCP Forum will be an opportunity to discuss future pathways for social innovation and how it can foster social inclusion, delving, at the same time, into topics such as digital technology and entrepreneurship for inclusion and participation, female entrepreneurship, migrants’ integration and multiculturalism.

Building on the success of the 5 previous Towards Collaborative Practice (TCP) Forums that took place in Sweden, Italy, UK, Hungary and Spain, the National Agency of Cyprus is pleased to host the 6th edition of the TCP Forum.

The National Agency of Cyprus shares the belief promoted by the European Union that social innovation can act as a “source of remedies for increased social challenges (rising inequalities, poverty, social exclusion, social conflicts and social injustice)” (Social Innovation Task Force of the EU ISG, 2015). In this context, the upcoming Forum will look into the inter-correlation between social innovation and social inclusion.

Since the concepts of social innovation, and thus social entrepreneurship, are rather “new”, and not extensively explored concepts in Cyprus, the Forum envisions to bring together a wide range of professionals, representing various fields of the market and the society, where they will exchange their experiences, practices and visions. Moreover, the Forum will serve as a platform for the development of a network of professionals working on social innovation and will act as a reference point for further developments in the fields and facilitate their collaboration at national, regional and European level.

The Forum will be a melting pot of ideas, tools and good practices which participants, representing different sectors, will have the opportunity to further explore through relevant presentations, workshops and field visits. The Forum will also support the mainstreaming of future cooperation among participants for the implementation of innovative projects and initiatives under Erasmus+.

Moreover, in the framework of the 6th edition of the TCP Forum, the National Agency of Cyprus has already hosted a national activity targeting local stakeholders. The aim of this activity was to build common foundations on social innovation initiatives, for the Cypriot actors in the fields, to facilitate their collaboration, and offer them the space for an exchange of ideas, good practice and challenges faced in an area, such as social innovation, currently under progress, in the Cyprus context. This national activity also served as a preparation phase for the transnational TCP Forum, representing a novelty brought by this edition of the forum.

Objectives of the TCP 2020 Forum Cyprus

  • Encourage collaboration and partnership building between youth work and other sectors of the social innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Raise awareness of and promote the social inclusion dimension of social innovation policies and practices.
  • Offer an opportunity for networking and sharing ideas, tools, methods, challenges and good practices.
  • Use social enterprise, social innovation 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 innovation

Previous TCP Forums: More information about the project and previous editions can be found at @TCPCommunity (on Facebook).

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

Liverpool UK (March 2018):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1EMxY2uiv

Budapest Hungary (November 2018):

An eco-friendly event: Inspired by the previous editions of the TCP Forum, the organisers 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.

Youth@Work Strategic Partnership on youth employability and entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

The TCP Forum is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 16 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work at www.youthatworkpartnership.org and @YouthatWorkPartnership (Facebook).

Profile of participants:

We are looking for 60 participants from Erasmus+ Programme countries, Eastern Partnership countries, Southern Mediteranean countries and Western Balkan countries, with the following professional backgrounds:

Employment, entrepreneurship and social innovation support services (chambers of commerce, incubators, accelerators, banks, social venture funders, etc.); formal education representatives (higher education, VET); cooperatives; foundations; local, regional and national government representatives; researchers; (social) entrepreneurs; youth workers; community workers; educators; trainers and young change-makers.

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:

Youth Board of Cyprus – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Tempus Public Foundation TPF,
  • Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG),
  • European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA),
  • Agência Nacional para a gestão do programa Juventude em Acção,
  • YIA-ES – AGENCIA NACIONAL ESPAÑOLA DE LA JUVENTUD (INJUVE),
  • British Council, ECORYS – National Agency
  • Center for Social Innovation

Phone: +35722402691

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule TCP Cyprus.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCP 2020 Support Team

E-mail: srousou@onek.org.cy

E-Mail: tcp2020@onek.org.cy

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: Asiti Urban Games

Dates: 9-13 September 2019

Venue: Opole, Poland

Eligible are 15 participants coming from: Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 31st July 2019

ASITI URBAN GAMES in Poland. Five days of training and international Conference on the topics of gamification, religious literacy with experts on urban games design and university Professors. See more on www.asiti.org

General Description

In recent years, Europe has visibly been marked by terrorist attacks perpetrated in different capitals.

Cities are the places where many religions and philosophical movements coexist, and where European citizens have been living in a climate of fear and distrust in recent years, public places of life are often guarded, militarized and targets of violence and dramatic episodes.

In an attempt to address the issue of the growth of fundamentalism, mistrust and exclusion, increasing discrimination, European institutions have an open dialogue with religious and non-confessional, first referring to Article 17 of the Treaty on the Functioning of European Union (TFEU), introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, providing for the first time a legal basis for an open, transparent and regular work between EU institutions and religions, religious and philosophical and non-confessional.

Creativi108, inspired by the commitment of promoting tolerance and mutual respect as important features of the European Community, through the Aşîtî Games project aims to encourage the reduction of the impact of terrorist acts by providing a positive example of peaceful integration and peaceful coexistence among ethnic citizens and different religion. Generating, therefore, useful tools for the prevention of religious extremism among young people.

A Bootcamp, proposed in Bologna (IT), will involve 15 young Youth Workers from Italy, Portugal, Spain and Poland, in a multi-religious context. The goal is a multidisciplinary intensive non-formal education laboratory and social innovation for the generation of Urban Games. their dissemination across Europe will be supported by a careful dissemination plan in four European cities, thanks to a media campaign on social networks and the involvement of local stakeholders.

Youth workers will be changemakers for their community, positive influencers and organizers of the Aşîtî Games events, created to play in urban spaces from twenty to fifty young people and at the same time in the city.

They will become the bearers of a new methodology aimed at the prevention of religious intolerance, active citizenship and participation in democratic and civil life in Europe.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by Creativi108, project’s coordinator.

Travel reimbursement

Travel coverage up to:

  • €275.00 from participants arriving from Portugal, Spain, Italy.

Participation fee

No participation fee is required.

Application

 

Organiser:

Creativi108 – Youth NGO

Phone: +39 3396182343

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Program ASITI.pdf

Contact for questions:

Miriam Trolese

E-Mail: info@creativi108.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

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Training Course: Entrepreneurial Mindset Through Social Innovation in Youth Work (EMSI-YW)

Dates: 19-29 April 2019

Venue: Durrës, Albania

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Kosovo*, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Turkey

Application deadline: 30th March 2019

The training provides concrete information on what is entrepreneurial education, how to use and promote it in youth work with young people, explore the concept of youth entrepreneurship, social enterprise and start up models.

General Description 

We are loking for participants from Kosovo*, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Serbia, Turkey and Romania for the Training Course, which will take place in Durrës, Albania, during 19-29 April 2019 and will bring together 32 participants, who will work in improving the competencies of youth workers in entrepreneurship education, to empower youth workers who work with young people with fewer opportunities and provide information and tools for entrepreneurship education.

The training provides concrete information on what is entrepreneurial education, how to use and promote it in youth work with young people, explore the concept of youth entrepreneurship, social enterprise and start up models.

The training provides opportunity for youth workers through innovative methods to think from the perspective of young people and to foster them to use entrepreneurship as response for unemployment.

The training offers space to participants to exchange experiences with other participants, learn new information about the topic, learn concrete tools how to work in everyday work, on site visits, learn about EC funds and support for young people, offer space for networking and future cooperation among the participants.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser

Travel reimbursement

The following maximum travel reimbursement per participant is eligible:

  • Romania, Turkey 275 EUR
  • Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo* 180 EUR
  • Albania 20 EUR

Participation fee

All costs for program, accommodation, materials and activities are going to be covered from the organizer of the event.

Application

 

Organiser:

NGO THY – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Beyond Barriers Association – Youth NGO

Phone: 0038329234040

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack EMSI.pdf

Contact for questions:

Visar Haxhifazliu

E-Mail: infongothy@gmail.com

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)

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Training Course: Asiti Urban Games

Dates: 1-30 April 2019

Venue: Bologna, Italy

Eligible are 15 participants coming from: Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain

Application deadline: 20th December 2019

Bootcamp ASITI URBAN GAMES in Italy. One month non formal education in design and gamification.

General Description

In recent years, Europe has visibly been marked by terrorist attacks perpetrated in different capitals.

Cities are the places where many religions and philosophical movements coexist, and where European citizens have been living in a climate of fear and distrust in recent years, public places of life are often guarded, militarized and targets of violence and dramatic episodes.

In an attempt to address the issue of the growth of fundamentalism, mistrust and exclusion, increasing discrimination, European institutions have an open dialogue with religious and non-confessional, first referring to Article 17 of the Treaty on the Functioning of European Union (TFEU), introduced by the Lisbon Treaty, providing for the first time a legal basis for an open, transparent and regular work between EU institutions and religions, religious and philosophical and non-confessional.

Creativi108, inspired by the commitment of promoting tolerance and mutual respect as important features of the European Community, through the Aşîtî Games project aims to encourage the reduction of the impact of terrorist acts by providing a positive example of peaceful integration and peaceful coexistence among ethnic citizens and different religion. Generating, therefore, useful tools for the prevention of religious extremism among young people.

A Bootcamp, proposed in Bologna (IT), will involve 15 young Youth Workers from Italy, Portugal, Spain and Poland, in a multi-religious context. The goal is a multidisciplinary intensive non-formal education laboratory and social innovation for the generation of Urban Games. their dissemination across Europe will be supported by a careful dissemination plan in four European cities, thanks to a media campaign on social networks and the involvement of local stakeholders.

Youth workers will be changemakers for their community, positive influencers and organizers of the Aşîtî Games events, created to play in urban spaces from twenty to fifty young people and at the same time in the city.

They will become the bearers of a new methodology aimed at the prevention of religious intolerance, active citizenship and participation in democratic and civil life in Europe.

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 Creativi108 involved in this project. 

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by Creativi108 coordinator of project.

Travel coverage no more than € 275.00 from participants arriving from Portugal, Spain, Poland. And 50.00 euros for participants who arrive from Italy.

Application

 

Organiser:

Creativi108 – Youth NGO

Phone: +39 3396182343

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Program ASITI.pdf

Contact for questions:

Miriam Trolese

E-Mail: info@creativi108.com

Training Course: The CRYSTALLiZER ~ from conscious body movement to healthy social action

Dates: 1-10 July 2017

Venue: Centro Valpore, Bassano del Grappa, Italy

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 10th April 2017

Start your conscious movement! Explore your inner potential and develop your leadership skills through body work, theatre, dance and landart activities. Discover your strengths and limits and transform the experience into real action. Crystallize it!

General Description

The CRYSTALLiZER is a training course for youth leaders and youth workers who want to explore their leadership potential and develop their skills through body-based methods, to receive inputs, share ideas, test themselves and desing meaningful future events, movements and projects.

Movement is the main word of the course. It describes the experiential methodology and outlines the main theme – conscious movement towards positive change in life and society.

The main aim of the project is to develop youth leaders’ competences needed for meaningful active participation and to bring a new impulses to their youth work practise through variety of techniques.

During the course we will:

• Provide a guided experience of the evolution of a conscious youth leader: from an idea to real action.
• Re-discover the inner leader with specific talents and resources through body-exploring techniques, shared inputs and practical workshops.
• Experience innovative methodologies to get new inspiration for future youth work.
• Create safe and inspiring learning environment in a group, establish new connections and partnerships for future projects.
• Develop the sense of initiative, leadership, creativity and social innovation.

Throughout the course we will integrate various ideas and concepts of bodywork that connect feelings and body with the bigger context of community and society.

Both on a personal and a community level we will be working on re-connecting leadership ideas to the physical bodies and to the body of a community for more efficient local youth initiatives and bigger scale projects.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food is provided for free.

Travel costs will be reimbursed according to the rules of Erasmus+ programme. Max. amount per participant for travel costs available is:

– Italy: 0€
– Liechtenstein, Slovenia: 180€
– Czechia, Serbia, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Latvia: 275€
– Spain: 360€

We expect participants to pay 100 Euro participant fee.

Application

 

Organizer:

The CRYSTALLiZER Team – NGO

Phone: +420 608 039 629

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack the Crystallizer.pdf

Contact for questions:

Honza Látal

E-Mail: crystallizer.team@gmail.com

Training Course: KA2 Strategic Partnership – Application Workshop

Dates: 8 September 2016

Venue: Leargas 189 Parnell st, Ireland

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Ireland

Application deadline: 2nd September 2016

This is an application workshop for organisations interested in applying for a KA2 strategic Partnership under the 4th October Deadline 2016. The workshop will focus on both Development of Innovation & Best Practice exchange Projects.

Description

This event is targeted at those preparing applications for the 4th October Deadline 2016. The deadline relates to projects starting between 1st February and 31st May 2017. This is not a general introduction to Erasmus +.

This application workshop will focus on development of KA2 Strategic Partnership applications for both project types;

• Development of Innovation
• Best practice exchange

Topics will include:

  • Understanding the structure of KA2
  • Steps to consider when completing the application Form
  • Important documents needed to submit with the Application Form
  • Award Criteria used when assessing applications
  • Time for questions and clarifications

Please note this workshop is not aimed at exploring the possibilities of Erasmus+ and to get the most from the workshop, participants should have:

– a real project application in mind
– your organisation’s PIC code and your partner(s) PIC code
-a laptop with Adobe Reader pre-installed

Costs

 

There is no cost, for participants who are interested to attend this seminar.

Application

 

Organizer:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: 0188

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Denise

E-Mail: dshannon@leargas.ie