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Training Course: Multipliers of Non Formal & Intercultural Communication

Dates: 14-22 March 2020

Venue: Izmir, Foca, Turkey

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey

Application deadline: 3rd February 2020

This training course will bring together motivated youth workers, youth leaders and peer-to-peer educators from youth organizations in order to develop their intercultural learning and dialogue competences (knowledge, skills, attitudes).

General Description

This training course will bring together motivated youth workers, youth leaders and peer-to-peer educators from youth organizations from different European countries and Turkey in order to develop their intercultural learning and dialogue competences (knowledge, skills, attitudes) that would enable them to become effective multipliers of intercultural dialogue at their communities with young people.

In this way they would be more equipped to deal with growing tensions in the society by making young people more respectful and empathetic towards people from different cultures.

Objectives

  • Sharing realities in different European countries when it comes to challenges related to dealing with cultural diversity (especially in the context of growing migration)– the focus on how it affects young people
  • Exploring main theories and concepts related to D&I –culture, identity, dialogue, diversity dimensions, active tolerance, inclusion-exclusion, mechanisms of stereotyping, prejudices and discrimination, etc.
  • Becoming more aware about own identity, culture, stereotypes and prejudiced behaviour patterns and realizing how it affects our youth work
  • Realizing the role and potential of us as youth workers to make positive changes in regards to greater understanding, more respect, solidarity and active tolerance at our communities by using NFL approach
  • Developing skills of youth workers to design and facilitate concrete NFL tools for young people that develop their intercultural learning competences, appreciation of diversity and promote solidarity and inclusion
  • Planning and implementing concrete follow-up activities/actions that promote D&I in local community with young people (also excluded young people)

By involving in this project, it is crucial that participants realize that we expect their active involvement not only during the training, but also in preparation activities and also follow-up activities.

Profile of participants

To achieve the objectives of the training, we will pay special attention to make sure that suitable participants are selected. First of all, we will review the participants delegated by the partner organizations. Nevertheless, if the profile will not fit the criteria (which sometimes happen…), we will select participants that will apply through call for participants published in SALTO website.

Participants applying for this project should:

Be involved in youth work (as professionals or volunteers) for more than half a year and have regular contact with young people (13-30 years old). These could be youth workers, peer-to-peer educators, activists, social workers, NGO activists, etc.

We are also open to Teachers – Educators, but apart from formal lessons, they should also be working with youngsters outside official curricula (for example, provide class lessons, after school activities, workshops, lead school council, organizers of cultural life, project weeks, etc.).

  • – Open to challenge themselves and learn a new approach of using games and participate in the intense programme of the training (sometimes even 12h per day
  • Committed to be promoters of social change in their community
  • Ready to organize at least 2 follow-up activities using the experience from this training (individually or together with another person from the same country) within 3 months after the training
  • Fluent in communication in English (to be able to work in mixed working groups without help of translation of other colleagues)

If candidates selected by partner organizations will not fit the criteria, we keep the rights to refuse such candidates.

Please note that although Turkey is very nice and tempting country for tourism, during our programme there will be no time for that…so, if you wish to visit some places (we can give you advices…), you are welcome to arrive earlier/leave later from Turkey (and pay for your extra stay yourself).

The trainers

leva Grundsteine (Latvia) has been actively involved in non-formal education field since 2001. She has tried out different roles at different times – being a participant, support staff, project coordinator, President of her own youth NGO and now she is mostly a free-lance trainer and consultant/expert. She has carried out more than 130 trainings.

Vitalie Cirhana (Moldova and Romania) is a trainer in the field of non- formal education since 2005, he has delivered over 500 trainings at national and international level in Romanian, Russian and English.

Topics: coaching and mentoring, efficient communication, conflict management and mediation, teambuilding and outdoor, project management, intercultural communication, etc. Since 2014, Vitalie has been a member of Erasmus+ SALTO EECA Pool of Trainers being involved in the delivery of trainings in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and the European Union.

Working language: English

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All Accomodation and Food are included and provided by the organization.

The training course will be held in the Teacher’s Training Center (Yeni Foça Hizmetiçi Enstitüsü) in Yeni Foça, a coastal Ancient Ionian town in İzmir.

The venue is an educational centre and it is located by the water.  It is a very calm and well equipped setting, which is very good for different seminars and training courses. All participants will be expected to share the rooms with one or two other people in comfortable rooms with private bathroom.

Travel reimbursement

The training course will be implemented in the framework of EU “Erasmus+ Youth Programme”. Every participant or partner organisation should buy tickets and according to real ticket price we will reimburse travel costs but not more than you can see in columns below. Travel expenses will be reimbursed at flat rates depending on travel distance. Visa cost will not be covered by the project.

5 participants from each country & Travel costs limits:

  • Turkey 180,- Euro
  • Italy, Poland, The Republic of North Macedonia 275,- Euro
  • Germany, Latvia 360,- Euro

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

Organiser:

Kultur und Art Initiative e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +4952314581212

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Multipliers Training Course.pdf

Contact for questions:

Pirilti Onukar

E-Mail: info@kultur-art.com

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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Seminar Solidarity Project Lab: Schreibwerkstatt Luxembourg & Belgium and Greater Region

Dates: 29 February 2020

Venue: Troisvierges, Luxembourg

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Germany, Luxembourg

Application deadline: 10th February 2020

You want to make a change in your community or you want to support youngsters to set up a project ? Solidarity Projects allow 5 young people to get 500€ per month to set up a project linked to solidarity.

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

General Description

Join our 1-day German speaking workshop on Solidarity projects!

You need to:

  •  be from Luxembourg, the German speaking community of Belgium, Saarland, Rheinland Pfalz;
  •  be between 18-30 years old (or a youthworker working with young people);
  •  have an idea for a project in your community on topics like the environment, sustainability, inclusion or solidarity;
  •  bring your friends!

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Jugendbüro Eupen – National Agency

Phone: 00352 24775935

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Solidarity Project Lab.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nadine Linden

E-Mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

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: Forum of Changes

Dates: 1-9 December 2019

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain

Application deadline: 4th November 2019

The aim of the project is developing the competences of youth workers and youth leaders in field of promotion of the human rights their respect and protection, conflict transformation, peace building and intercultural dialogue.

General Description

The aim of the project is developing the competences of youth workers and youth leaders in field of promotion of the human rights their respect and protection, conflict transformation, peace building and intercultural dialogue.

Objectives

  • Promotion of young people’s role as positive activists in building process of anti-discrimination attitudes.
  • Strengthening the role of young people and organizations in identifying and counteracting violations of human rights.
  • Developing the competences of youth workers and youth leaders in the context of conflict resolutions and reduction of radicalism
  • Developing the trainers competences among participants related to conflict transformation
  • Promoting diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, social inclusion, European values, tolerance, solidarity.
  • Fostering cooperation between partners and participants in the field of youth work.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

All covered

Travel reimbursement

  • Poland 180 euro;
  • Slovakia, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Romania, Estonia, Italy 275 euro;
  • Portugal 360 euro;

Participation fee

30 euro, reduced from the real costs of reimbursement

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Come ON – Youth NGO

Phone: +48503074049

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Forum of Changes.pdf

Contact for questions:

Slovakia

Training Course: Build your own “Social Startup Initiative”

Dates: 28 January – 2 February 2020

Venue: Košice, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 30 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

Application deadline: 15th December 2019

Two-phased training course with an option of the realization mini-project, creation of methodology, how to work with the competencies needed to move towards the social economy.

General Description

The main objectives of this training course are to create a space for young leaders and youth workers in order to explore: the possibilities of social economy, the differences between social vs. market economy and to learn how to design and apply for transnational youth initiative projects in local communities with social impact.

Training’ structure: There will be two connected with each other training.

1 phase: 28.1. – 2.2.2020

Theoretical background on social economy and entrepreneurship, good practices in the field and the development of entrepreneurial competences.

2 phase: 16.4. – 19.4.2020

Understanding of the Transnational Youth Initiatives action and the Solidarity project action’ application forms and writing in situ of concrete projects.

Participation in both phases of the training course is highly desired.

Goals:

  • increase the quality of youth work.
  • create a space for participatory youth work.
  • foment network among participants with an interest in the social economy approach.
  • support the KA2 Transnational Youth Initiatives action.
  • promote social economy values.
  • explore good practices of social enterprises through a study visit and case studies.
  • discover the impact and sustainability aspect within the social vs market economy.
  • provide a methodology for the development of entrepreneurial competencies identified by the European framework for entrepreneurial competencies.
  • identify already existing resources
  • explore Erasmus+ program as a tool development of entrepreneurial competencies with emphasis on social economy.
  • Increase knowledge of project proposal design and application.

Expected Impact – After the trainings the participants will:

Be aware of the importance of the social economy and social entrepreneurship approach in youth work. Have more detailed knowledge of entrepreneurial competencies. Have a solid knowledge of the Transnational Youth Initiative action of the Erasmus+ program. Become acquainted with the Solidarity projects of the European Solidarity Corps. Have good knowledge of project design and application.

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:

IUVENTA – Slovak Youth Institute – National Agency

Phone: + 421 908 678 820

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tomáš Tóth

E-Mail: tomas.toth@iuventa.sk

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 Vision Ahead: Media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises

Dates: 8-15 December 2019

Venue: Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Spain

Application deadline: 30th September 2019

Vision Ahead – media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises. This is a learning program. It requires full focus and participation.

General Description

Travel reimbursement is only sent to those who fully participate in all phases, including the follow-up and dissemination.

Vision Ahead is a training course on media and promo skills for NGOs and social enterprises

We are aware or we should become aware that branding and namely the video presence of our initiative is the second thing we have to build (after our website). Nowadays technology allow us to create video productions without expensive equipment. Smartphones, laptops and other low cost gadgets can offer high quality video productions.

For this reason Smokinya Foundation is inviting you to Vision Ahead project. It is a 2 phase project where you will have the chance to learn how to build a social promotional video of your organization and/or initiative with low cost equipment as well as to learn and experiment together with 31 more people, how to use video by creating yourselves a video for a Plovdiv based non-profit initiative.

During the 8-days program participants will:

• Get acquainted with media literacy
• Receive practical skills in film-making in all stages (pre-production, production post pro- duction)
• Explore ways to promote and disseminate videos online
• Adapt Media Literacy to own methods working with their target groups
• Create a promotional video for an Plovdiv based social enterprises & non-profit initiatives

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

  • participant from Bulgaria,North Macedonia, Serbia,Greece; €180
  • participant from Hungary, Italy, Romania, Latvia,Germany, Poland; €275
  • participant from Spain; €360

Travel reimbursement

We ask for 60 EUR per person participation contribution at registration.This is an investment in your learning and co-funding support to Smokinya Foun-dation effort to provide quality materials for the training course.

In case this amount is excessive for you contact us for options.

Application

 

Organiser:

Smokinya Foundation – Youth NGO

Phone: +359888653280

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Vision Ahead.pdf

Contact for questions:

Tihomir Georgiev

E-Mail: info@smokinya.com

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Training Course: Transformation of Soft Skills

Dates: 1-8 November 2019

Venue: Treviso, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The development and recognition of soft skills is one of the priority of European Commission educational programmes, including Erasmus+, and youth work in Europe.

General Description

Transformation of Soft Skills” aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

The project is built up in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Programme in the youth field;

  • improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market.
  • Additionally, it will be promoted active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people and enhance the international dimension of youth activities and enhance the capacity of youth workers and organisations in their support for young people.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • The maximum travel limit for all eligible countries is: 275 Euro.

Participation fee

30 Euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Centro educativo di progettazione e hosting internazionale (CEPHI) – Youth NGO

Phone: +34692415557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Transformation of soft skills.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zek Dundar

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com