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Training on Soil Protection and Management: Soil4Life

Dates: 14-19 October 2019

Venue: Vaunieres, Village des Jeunes, Solidarités Jeunesses, France

Eligible are 44 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

A 4 day intensive course, Using non-formal learning methodologies, the training led by experts, will share information about The importance of soil protection & management – Learning about the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management

General Description

CCIVS is partner of the Soil4Life project coordinated by Legambiente. The SOIL4LIFE project, realized with the contribution of the European Commission (Life), intends to promote the sustainable and efficient use of the soil and its resources in Italy and in Europe. For this reason the partners involved in the project, are engaged in carrying out information and awareness raising activities and in promoting interventions, including regulatory ones, which are essential to curb the consumption of this non-renewable natural resource.

Process

The Training will be a 4 day intensive course, with arrivals on the 14 and departures on the 19 October 2019.

Using non-formal learning methodologies, the training led by experts, will share information about the SOIL4LIFE project, including:

– The importance of soil protection & management

– Learning about the Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Soil Management (VGSSM)

The proposed agenda can be found here

The Training will take place during the CCIVS Global Human Rights week organised by CCIVS, during which one day will be dedicated to the actions of the training and work of CCIVS members towards Climate Justice.

The training seeks to prepare Soil Ambassadors who may then take the information gained during the Training course and support with the implementation of actions in their sending organisations projects during 2020.

Participants will learn how to share information concerning SOIL4LIFE with their local projects, by using methodologies that train the trainer. They will learn how to communicate, how to use the communication tools which are in place and how to ensure follow up in their local projects.

During the training the participants will collectively build a model to work on soil protection and conservation, which they can then adapt to their local reality and implement in their home countries. They will share this model on return with their sending organisations and will work to develop and implement the model during the local action.

As a result, each organisation will be requested to implement at least 1 local campaign, which focuses on the importance of soil protection – this activity will be highlighted through the global communication campaign.

CCIVS will coordinate the writing of a manifesto, the content of which will include an overview of the state of soil protection and management, a call to action and a pledge from civil society organisations.

The creation of the manifesto will start with the Training Course, participating organisations will be asked to give their feedback on what they would like to see on a manifest.

Post Training and Support Structure

A blog space will be created for the participants to share questions and updates about what they are doing once they arrive back home – in this way they can mutually support each other, and any questions they cannot answer will be given support by the experts (trainers, CCIVS and Legambiente). They will also be able to request skype calls and send emails for any questions or doubts they may have.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Activities, accommodation and food are covered by the program.

Travel reimbursement

100% of the total travel costs up to a platform of 295 euros will be reimbursed on receipt of all invoices and proof of payment.

Participation fee

Sending organisations/Participants are required to make a 100-euro contribution in support of CCIVS activities.

Application

 

Organiser:

CCIVS – Youth NGO

Phone: 0033145684936

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsBrochure.pdf

Contact for questions:

Linndgberg Ruballos

E-Mail: secretariat@ccivs.org

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PBA: Partner Up in Europe

Dates: 3-8 November 2019

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FR

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal

Application deadline: 18th September 2019

Provide a space to promote partnerships for quality Mobility of Youth Workers projects, to discuss different activities eligible within Erasmus+ Programme, and reflect about the role of youth workers and young leaders in the elaboration of projects.

General Description

Many youth organisations and institutions lack funding to further educate/train their youth workers. The Erasmus+ Programme offers a project type called Mobility of Youth Workers.

This project type can be tailor made to serve the needs of your organisation and its youth workers, either in the form of trainings, study visits, job shadowing or other formats. By making an international project together with youth workers from other European countries you can get the funding you need to strengthen your youth work.

The PBA will provide the participants with the necessary skills and support needed to find partners, develop a project and even submit it in 2020.

Aim of the PBA

Provide a space in order to promote partnerships and develop quality Mobility of Youth Workers projects, to discuss and analyse the different activities eligible within the Erasmus+ programme, the quality elements of such projects and reflect about the role of youth workers and young leaders in the elaboration of projects.

Objectives

  • To create an opportunity to find good and reliable partners to make Mobility of Youth Workers projects based on the organisation’s needs;
  • To understand what is needed to plan a Mobility of Youth Workers project of good quality;
  • To create a solid network of contacts and partnerships;
  • To understand the impact and future social change a Mobility of Youth Worker can have for the organisation and within the local community.

Target group

The partner building activity is open for voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with young people on a local level. Participants should be able to make decisions regarding partnerships.

The participant’s organisation/institution should be interested in organising a Mobility of Youth Worker project within the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Working methods

This PBA will be based on non-formal learning approaches encouraging the active involvement of participants, giving you space to take an active role, express yourselves, share good examples of practice and initiate new sustainable partnerships.

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 (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). 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:
Bureau International Jeunesse – BIJ – National Agency

Phone: +32 2 548.38.83

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alexandre Gofflot

E-Mail: alexandre.gofflot@cfwb.be

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 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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Training Course: How can we feed the world in the 21st century? – Focus on food sovereignty

Dates: 16-19 May 2019

Venue: Mulda/Saxony, Germany

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Germany, Poland

Application deadline: 1st May 2019

A training course on sustainable food production and agriculture, exploring and exchanging about methods from education for sustainable development and transformative learning

General Description

  • Why is hunger still a global problem despite the growing amount of produced food?
  • What is the future of agriculture in a post-oil world?
  • How can we have a say in what we eat and how it is produced?

The focus of this training lies on experimenting with interactive, participatory methods. We will reflect upon and exchange about the best educational practices to work with food-related topics in the context of education for sustainable development. Trainers, multipliers and teachers will gain inspiration and concrete tools to address food sovereignty and (un)sustainable agriculture with their own target groups.

Food is one of the most basic irrevocable needs of every living being. Yet for decades its production has been increasingly guided by profits and technological efficiency, with complete disregard to the environment and the needs of the people at both ends of the production chain.

The number of farmers is rapidly declining, farming has become ever dependant on petrochemicals and growing supply chains have separated producers from consumers. Fed up with this reality, many actors around the globe are experimenting with alternative approaches.

During this workshop we will explore the problems of contemporary agriculture and reformative proposals such as the food sovereignty movement, peasant agroecology, permaculture, community supported agriculture and the initiative”People’s Food Policy”. A study visit to a local farm is also part of the program.

Costs

 

This project is NOT 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

Travel costs are covered by each participant

To simplify the trip to Mulda, joint travel can be organized from/to Dresden.

Participation fee

Solidary fee structure:

  • 100-200 PLN for participants living in Poland;
  • 60-100 EUR for participants living in Germany

Application

 

Organiser:

Kreisau-Initiative e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 / 030 / 53 89 38 63 94

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Food Sovereignty.pdf

Contact for questions:

Elisabeth Kremer

E-Mail: kremer@kreisau.de

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Training Course: 8 Senses Training Course

Dates: 2-8 October 2019

Venue: Bulgaria

Eligible are 35 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

Application deadline: 2nd July 2019

8 Senses is a 5 days (+ 2 days for travelling) TC for youth workers to learn, practice and apply methods for inclusion, participation, creativity and sustainability in their work with youth, including NEETs and young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Everything and everyone is always in certain environment. And everything all together, as we know it on the Earth is ”The Environment” from which we are all part of. This is our starting point for training attitudes of inclusion, participation, creativity and environmentalism.

We will work with some of the following questions:

  • What is inclusion?
  • What is participation?
  • What is creativity?
  • What is sustainable thinking?
  • What is the role of the youth and youth workers as parts of the environment?
  • What is solicitude and how is it shaped by the environment?
  • What attitudes do we hold regarding ourselves, the environment and the mutual interaction between us?
  • Can we participate in creating Less pollution and waste?
  • What makes environment a skill and competence?
  • How to implement ‘cradle to cradle’ thinking in our local society?
  • How to create, design and utilize the environmental thinking and elements in our youth work to create interest, increase participation and work sustainably?

This training will build dialogue between youth workers from EU countries, who will have the opportunity to work on variety of real case studies. In the process will be used different methods from learning by doing, non-formal education and other interactive practices. We will create together ideas for solutions on some of the most common environmental issues in Europe (sustainability and urban lifestyle, air pollution in big cities, waste management, electronic recycling, city gardening and food management, non-violent use of the environment etc.)

Objectives

  • To bring to the knowledge of young people the possibility to see through different point of view the aspects of the importance of the personal attitude.
  • To build general understanding for the concept of sustainability.
  • To explore the idea of holistic approach in everyday life and its transformation and application in environmental attitude.
  • To have an action plan and participative attitude at the end of the training in the process of re-defining and solving simple environmental issues.
  • To show and experience in a group the possibility of develop personal skills by changing and transforming the surrounding environment.

In this training participants will practice competences with strong emphasis on empowering attitudes, participation and inclusion.

At the end of the 5 days we will seek for changes and transformation in the attitude and in the deeper understanding of what can be done further in order to protect our planet and how we can be more sustainable part of the nature. All that through the perspective of European youth work.

We will include many outdoor tasks, challenges and quests related to the observation and collaboration with the others and with the surrounding environment. The training includes also an “action plan” with real case experience and exchange of different levels of expertise, a possibility to see the topic from different viewpoints on the European civic dimension of Public engagement.

Profile of Participants

  • Youth workers with proven track record of involvement in an NGO as well as:
  • Interested in inclusion and sustainability
  • Working with NEETs and youth with fewer opportunities
  • Working on youth participation
  • Willing to expand their professional competences of inclusion, participation, cooperation, creativity, entrepreneurship and initiative, involvement and participation of youth, including those with fewer opportunities; leadership, communication, teamwork, design thinking, problem solving.

  • Are recognised as a significant and active young people among their peers and in the local society.
  • Have will and are keen to take follow up actions to disseminate the topic of environmentalism on local level.
  • 18 years old and older.
  • Able to use English as a working language.

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.

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:

Human Resource Development Centre – National Agency

Phone: +35929155045

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack 8 Senses.pdf

Contact for questions:

Nikoleta Hristova

E-Mail: tcabulgaria@hrdc.bg

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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Partnership building Activity: Plan Your Future – Design your Present

Dates: 24-28 June 2019

Venue: Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Luxembourg, Portugal

Application deadline: 12th May 2019

A Partnership Building Activity to promote partnerships and develop quality Youth Exchanges, with a strong focus on participation of Young People, designed for experienced and newcomer organizations.

General Description

The Millennial’s are a generation focused on new trends, new needs and lifestyles, environment, health, future of work and sustainable ecosystems are the current generation of Youngsters new concerns.

  • How to align this trends and interests with Erasmus+ KA1 future Youth Exchanges ?
  • How to involve the youngsters in the co-designing of a Youth Exchange ?
  • How to understand the impact and footprint of a Erasmus+ KA1 Youth Exchange in local community ?

Join us and “PBA: Plan Your Future – Design with us your present.

PBA Focus:

– Young people as actors in the different steps of a youth exchange, supported and coached by youth workers;
– The experienced and the newcomer organisations;
– The local community as the integral supporting structure of a youth exchange;
– The impact and permanent mark on a local community because of a youth exchange;
– The Importance of Youthpass and how to deliver and design activities during the Youth Exchange connected with it.

The above features will not only be discussed and analyzed, but will also be based upon real practical experience during the Partnership Building Activity.

Aims & Ojectives

– To create an opportunity to find good and reliable partners to make youth exchanges with;
– To understand what is needed to plan a youth exchange of good quality;
– To create a solid network of contacts and partnerships;
– To equip the youth workers with insight in their role as coach and support;
– To experience the possibilities of local involvement;
– To understand the impact and social change a youth exchange can have within the local community;

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:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organiser:

  • Anefore (Luxembourg National Agency for Erasmus+ YouthProgramme

Phone: +351 253 204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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 Mountain spirit: Volunteering for Nature Conservation

Dates: 24-30 May 2019

Venue: Blagoevgrad region, Bulgaria

Eligible are 27 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, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 21st April 2019

Seminar aimed to get together volunteer coordinators, ex and future volunteers and organizations working in nature protection to work on improving volunteer management and involvement of international volunteers in nature conservation activities.

General Description

Velebit Association Kuterevo and Vlahi Nature School are organizing the Seminar Mountain spirit – Volunteering for Nature Conservation. The seminar is within the Erasmus+ project Mountain spirit – Strategic EVS for Nature Conservation and aims at providing space for volunteers, volunteer coordinators and organizations hosting international volunteers to meet and work together for encouraging and improving the quality of volunteer work for nature conservation.

Main topics include:

  • Nature conservation and volunteering – examples, needs, challenges, future cooperation possibilities
  • Volunteer management – coordination and mentoring, needs of volunteers and organizations, conflicts, program developing, etc.
  • European Solidarity Corps, Erasmus+ and other possibilities for cooperation
  • Mountain spirit project – exchanges 2018 and feedback, possibilities for the future.

The specific objectives of the Seminar are to:

  • create a space for exchange between coordinators and volunteers
  • build the capacity of organizations for working with volunteers on nature protection topics
    encourage volunteers to initiate volunteer projects and become coordinators
  • present possibilities for developing in the field of volunteering and nature protection – European Solidarity Corps, LIFE+, national programs, etc.
  • provide space for feedback and evaluation of first year of Mountain spirit exchanges
    contribute to creating informal network of organizations working with international volunteers in nature protection topics

Within the Seminar we will be discussing and working on the following subjects:

  • The role, needs, motivation and expectations of international volunteers for nature protection activities
  • Development of international volunteer programs – resources, needs, training, challenges
  • Successful stories, good practices and recommendations how to improve volunteer management within an organization

  • How to support each other, to exchange volunteers and coordinators
  • The new philosophy and opportunities which the European Solidarity Corps provide especially with the focus on nature protection (volunteer project, volunteer teams, solidarity projects)
  • Mountain spirit – Strategic EVS for Nature Conservation – presentation of 2018 activities and achievements, challenges, recommendation, next steps
  • Volunteering activities for nature conservation – realities (Balkan region, Central and Western European countries), needs, challenges, possibilities
  • Service Civil International and nature protection Erasmus+ and other programs

We are looking for 27 participants (age: 18+) from Erasmus+ program countries and partner countries from the Western Balkans (eligible ONLY for: EU countries, Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia).

The participants should be representatives of youth or nature protection organizations, ex or future EVS/ESC volunteers in similar projects, who have interest, motivation and energy to work on the topic, who want to improve existing and to develop new volunteering activities for nature conservation.

Profile of suitable organizations:

  • Nature protection organizations who would like to explore the opportunities to include international volunteers in their work
  • Nature protection organizations interested to exchange experience and share knowledge
  • Organizations already working with international volunteers in nature protection activities who would like to improve the process of volunteer management and to create new links
  • Mountain spirit project partner organizations
  • Members and partners of Service Civil International

Suitable participants could be:

  • Volunteer coordinators
  • Young people who took part in one or more of the volunteer exchanges within Mountain spirit in 2018
  • Ex or future EVS/ESC volunteers in nature protection project who would like to develop in the field
  • Activists and volunteers with some experience in the field of nature protection, voluntary and youth work
  • Active members of the organizations with long-term project ideas involving volunteers

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals will be provided by the organizers. Expect basic facilities. Food will be seasonal and domestic as much as possible.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be covered within the Erasmus+ limits of distance band:

  • 100-499 km = 180 euro,
  • 500-1999 km = 275 euro,
  • 2000-2999 km = 360 euro

Be aware that we encourage environmental  friendly means of transport (bus, train, etc.) therefore travelling by plane will be reimbursed only up to 80 % (unless really necessary)

Participation fee

There is not any participation fee

Application

 

Organiser:

Vlahi Nature School – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Velebit Association Kuterevo – Youth NGO

Phone: 00359888751684

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Mountain Spirit.pdf

Contact for questions:

Miroslava Popova

E-Mail: natureschool@vlahi.org

Kosovo UN1244 (*not recognized by some countries)