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Training Course: Follow the Impulse of Your Inner Artist

Dates: 6-14 May 2019

Venue: Hollókő, Hungary

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 23rd March 2019

The aim is to empower those who work with groups of young people to be confident and free in experiencing and using improvisational and artistic methods as a tool for personal and professional development in youth work, training and facilitation.

General Description

Artistic forms of expression are significant in the field of non-formal education and youth work. First, art has a huge potential for self-development. Different artistic methods are powerful as they open a space for self-exploration and self-discovery.

They support individuals to connect themselves and with others. When we create, we express more than we are aware of. It is about our inner world, our inner child that very often is forgotten because of social and cultural constructs.

Second, artistic methods are very useful tools to work with various topics and different target groups. Third, artistic methods have the potential to create an environment that is joyful, playful and safe for improvisation and learning. Individuals can explore, learn and experience in a not formalized, restricted way that will open a different image of arts that is not academic, but more authentic, that connect us to our self and touches from the heart.

Holistic approach to learning will be used combining different elements of arts such as movement, drawing, music, visuals, and theatre. We will have the opportunity to work with our inner dancer, painter, musician, performer and storyteller.

The objectives
-To rediscover improvisation skills of youth workers/educators/trainers through artistic methods (theatre, dance, music, painting)
-To learn and experience how to use artistic methods while working with young people to improve/foster self-confidence and release the creativity
-To reflect on their own learning as youth worker through the experience of artistic methods (connection to the inner artist)
-To create a space for the participants to design, implement and evaluate experimental artistic activities
-To create a network for sustainability of the idea by cooperating and creating new projects

The structure
It will consist of three phases.

First phase will focus on learning and experiencing artistic methods and developing their improvisational skills that will guide them to reflect on their personal and professional development as well as developing their idea(s) for the online learning or local community work.

The second phase will be the online/practice phase, when each participant or group of participants will implement their ideas on the theme.

The last phase of the training underlines the importance of reconnecting with the group, sharing experience, going deeper into artistic methods and youth work as well as having a space to design and implement group activities while reflecting on their identity as a trainer, facilitator and youth workers.

Methods
Theatre, dance and movement, music, painting, voice.

Participants Profile
-Trainers, facilitators in youth work
-Youth workers, youth leaders or volunteers involved in work with young people
-Being interest in learning how to use artistic tools as working methods with their target group
-Being available for the whole duration of the training (two training activities and online phase)
-Having interest in developing international cooperation and projects within Erasmus+
-Ability to communicate in English

Important Conditions
It is necessary to participate on both training courses. The 2nd one will be 11-19 July 2019 at Olde Vechte Foundation (Ommen, the Netherlands). Both dates include the travelling days.

The preparation tasks for this training use creative expression in visual arts, can be done in a short time and are necessary to accomplish.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The hosting organization will organise the accommodation and will cover the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Czech Republic and Slovakia: max. 180€ / person

Participation fee

There will be 50 euros participation contribution/per participant/per activity payed to the Egyesek Youth Association.

Application

 

Organiser:

Egyesek Youth Association – Youth NGO

Phone: +420

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

kulXtreme

Website: https://kulxtreme.ml

E-Mail: kulxtreme@gmail.com

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PBA: Joining the Dots Through Outdoor Activity! A Contact Making Seminar-Youth Exchanges

Dates: 19-25 May 2019

Venue: Dublin / Galway, Ireland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, 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: 22nd March 2019

This is a contact making seminar for organisations looking to develop sustainable partnerships for Youth Exchanges involving young people with fewer opportunities.

General Description

For the most part, the event will be hosted in ‘Kilary Adventure Centre’ in Galway where participants will take part in some outdoor challenges and activities, as well as sessions designed to reflect on the learning outcomes from these activities, and how they might be integrated into a Youth Exchange programme.

The format has a dual purpose in that outdoor activities will be used during the Contact Making Seminar to support relationship building and cross-cultural communication; to break down barriers; to inspire leadership etc. It will also open up a space to explore how physical activities can be integrated into Youth Work, and Youth Exchanges in particular, to maximise the learning for the young people and to develop their skill set. Finally, we hope to demonstrate how the Learning Environment itself can enhance the overall success of a Youth Exchange.

The other main focus of the training will be based around identifying the needs of young people with fewer opportunities and the different tools needed to work with these young people. The programme will support participants to make links between local and European issues that impact young people.

The overall objectives of this activity are:

  • To meet your peers around European working doing inclusion youth work
  • To support youth workers to develop sustainable partnerships for inclusion youth mobility projects

  • Get a better understanding of the Erasmus+ Programme specifically in the field of KA1 Youth Exchanges
  • Develop youth workers understanding on how activity-based methodologies can contribute to young people personally, social and critical growth.
  • Gain an understanding of supports available for workers working with young people with fewer opportunities.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme

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

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA 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:

Leargas – National Agency

Phone: +35318871222

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Shona Flaherty

E-Mail: sflaherty@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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Seminar Non-formal Learning in Higher Education: Developing Intercultural Competence “Among Others”

Dates: 23-27 April 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Turkey

Application deadline: 4th March 2019

The participants of TCA project “Non-formal Learning in Higher Education: Developing Intercultural Competence “Among Others”” are kindly invited to take part in the 5th transnational seminar from 23 – 27 April, 2019 in Riga, Latvia!

General Description

Welcome to Latvia! The 5th Among Others Transnational Seminar. This is a time to celebrate and this is also a time of deeper discussions! We prepared the seminar programme to let us all reflect on all aspects of the project from the big picture and strategic impact of the project to details of delivery at national and local level.

The aims of the seminar are:

– to share the context, ideas, resources and outcomes of national project activities.
– to identify ways of improving the recognition of Intercultural Competence (ICC) and non-formal learning within Higher Education.
– to develop the project’s sustainability notably through the establishment of a network/community of practice.
– to review the concept of ICC within the European Training Strategy (ETS).
– to evaluate the 2018-2019 phase of the project.

Target groups of the seminar:

– trainers involved in the national project activities (of the “Among Others” project);
– staff and students of higher education institutions and other providers of youth work education and training;
– trainers and facilitators involved in developing Intercultural Competence in non-formal education
– NA representatives/coordinators.

Participants should be available to actively attend the full duration of the seminar, motivated to prepare themselves before the seminar, aged 18+ and able to communicate and work in English.

This seminar is open to residents of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries participating in the project: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Latvia.

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Costs

 

The project has been financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

Accommodation and catering costs will be covered by NA Latvia.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs have to be covered by the respective NAs.

Participation fee

Please contact the National Agency in your country for information about the participation fee and reimbursement of travel costs.

Application

 

Organiser:

Agency for International Programs for Youth of Republic of Latvia

Phone: +37167358063

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule International Competence.pdf

Contact for questions:

Dita Usare

E-Mail: dita.usare@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.

Taormina, Italy

Training Course: Entrepreneurship Training Course within Young Parents – Young Empowerment! Campaign

Dates: 13-20 May 2019

Venue: Monte di Procida, Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Azerbaijan, Italy, Ukraine

Application deadline: 14th February 2019

Campaign dedicated to the empowerment of young parents to be competent in entrepreneurship and to reinforce the capacity of acting or potential trainers, teachers, mentors and youth workers in the youth domain through Training Courses and Conferences.

General Description

The campaign “Young parents – Young empowerment!” is aimed at autonomous distribution of entrepreneurship competences among young parents, capacity reinforcing of youth educators & workers, popularization of volunteering and mentorship, cultivating role models for young parents and the constant encouragement of young parents to self-employment and social interaction through diverse ways of inclusive engagement and sustainable tools developing.

Objectives:

1. To empower young parents to play an active role in the society development through increasing of the active parenting and entrepreneurship skills and competences.
2. To reinforce the capacity of young parents as trainers, teachers, mentors, and youth workers within their communities.
3. To create an online workspace for young families with preschool and primary school children (including mothers on maternity leave), for inclusion in the social life and the creation of active enterprising young parents community with the possibility to attract the attention of the potential customers through the Internet platforms.
4. To share best practices, tips and the possibilities of creating a culture of active parenting.

Approach and content

The programme is based on non-formal education methods, such as group discussions, presentations, interactive real-life learning experience; simulation exercises, follow-up projects development and networking.

Please be aware that the training course will not provide you with academic knowledge and concomitant recognition as it is a purely non-formal activity, and its success depends on the active participation of everybody presented.

Profile of the participants

Young parents who are youth/social workers, coaches/trainers/specialists, educators or youth leaders active within their organizations or communities, who use or want to use entrepreneurship competencies and/or entrepreneurship education in their professional or volunteer activities to reach positive social changes. Priority would be given to people who already started own business and have their product or service established.

Campaign dedicated to the empowerment of young parents to be competent in entrepreneurship and to reinforce the capacity of acting or potential trainers, teachers, mentors and youth workers in the youth domain.

We are looking for young parents during the prenatal period and after it, aged between 16-35 years old. We will invite 20 % of participants over 35 years to make a connection between newcomers and experienced people.

Priority to take part in the mobility would be given to those, who have fewer opportunities. We will invite representatives of the social and/or ethnic minorities (including people with disabilities).

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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 the coordinator

Travel reimbursement

The following maximum travel reimbursement per participant is eligible:

Azerbaijan 530 EUR
Italy 0 EUR
Ukraine 275 EUR

Participation fee

All participants are required to pay a participation fee of 40 euros.

Application

 

Organiser:

League of Tolerance – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

Sfera Italy – Youth NGO

Unistudy – Youth NGO

Phone: +380953106151

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Oleksandr Fomichov

E-Mail: loft.ngo@gmail.com

Lake Ohrid

Training Course Digital Youth Work: Past, Present, Future.

Dates: 8-16 May 2019

Venue: Bitola, FYROM

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Greece, Lithuania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st March 2019

This project aims at raising awareness on digital competences of youth work specialists and equipping them with the necessary know-how in order to create target group appropriate distance learning models.

General Description

Young people in Europe spend an increasing amount of their time consuming digital media (video streams, messaging, blogs or social media).

However, there is an obvious lack of competences of young people to use many online platforms for learning instead only for leisure and entertainment. These tools can provide a place for young people to learn, to share their experiences, to exchange their views, to have fun with their friends and to actively participate in society.

This project aims at raising awareness on digital competences of youth work specialists and equipping them with the necessary know-how in order to create target group appropriate distance learning models.

With specific objectives:
• To create mechanisms for the development of youth work specialists’ digital competencies;
• To gain new competences regarding non-formal education activity development and implementation from different online and offline perspectives;
• To facilitate learning and understanding on how to use online learning platforms such as Moodle, Coursera, Zoom, EdX, etc., for development and implementation of newly created and current non-formal education activities;
• To develop and test webinars on various topics and issues important to youth in the participating organizations’ communities;
• To understand the value and potentials of online learning in making their current and future activities more attractive and accessible to local youth;
• To provide networking opportunities and facilitate exchange among participating organizations and their members in order to create sustainable linkages in the field of digital competences;
• To create a compendium on development and implementation of online learning activities.

Distance education around the world has already demonstrated that access can be increased and costs can be cut. However many countries online and distance learning are still considered a second chance option.

Therefore, youth organizations will have to put in place exact quality assurance mechanisms in order to create content adjusted to online learning platforms and identified needs and learning objectives of their attendees. The impact for learners will be that they will have many morе choices for determining which courses to follow and with which organization.

The organizations which provide educational activities will practice both formal and non-formal approach. This will result with higher level of cross-institutional cooperation regarding development and implementation of various educational programmes in coming days.

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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 the organisers

Travel tickets shall be bought only after agreement and confirmation with the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum pre-agreed with the organizers.

  • Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Greece: 275 euro
  • Spain: 260 euro

Participation fee

Participation fee 20€

Application

 

Organiser:

EUROPEAN CULTURAL EPICENTER Bitola – Youth NGO

Phone: +38975211557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vele Georgiev

E-Mail: head.ece.macedonia@gmail.com

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Training Course (PMP): Project Management for Youth Organizations

Dates: 14-21 April 2019

Venue: Moscow, Russian Federation

Eligible are 12 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom,Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 28th February 2019

The course is designed for youth workers who would like to improve their project management skills. After the course you will understand better how to design the projects and implement them on the highest level.

General Description

During the course participants will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of the project management. They will learn how to write the project charter, how to determine project objectives, to assess risks. They will be introduced to the theory of budgeting. In addition to fundamentals of the project management participants will have the sessions on how to prepare a high-quality business plan, business model canvas will be introduced.

The course is designed for workers of NGO who would like to improve their project management skills. After the course you will understand better how to design the projects and implement them on the highest level. Youth workers with the experience in implementing the projects are invited to the course as well as young people who have never designed own projects but could like to start doing that.

The course will provide necessary tools and knowledge on how to design the project and implement it. If you have never implemented own projects but would like to get started – this course is definitely for you!

The course will take part in Moscow! In addition to the actual content of the course the participants will have the time and opportunity to visit the city center and see Red Square, Kremlin and other famous touristy places! At the end of the course participants will be provided certificates confirming attendance of the course on project management for youth workers If you always wanted to make your own projects – to organize international trainings, seminars or do any other projects – but did not know how to start – this course is for you!

Program

The program of the course is based on PMP (Project Management Professional) methodology. In addition to that we use some aspects taught within the modern MBA courses such as business model canvas and other concepts. We also include in the course the fundamentals of Lean Start-up theory – MVP (minimum viable product). The course includes the foundations of Project management – the participants will learn how to write project charter, determine project objectives.

The participants will be taught how to prepare the stakeholders register, how to assess the risks and prepare the risk register. They will also learn other elements of the project management theory. Knowledge of the project management theory will allow the participants after returning back to their organizations be more effective creating the projects. They will be able to draft the projects in the professional manner.

The participants will learn how to write a business plan according to the modern business theory. They will learn the content of business model canvas, will learn how to write it. The most fundamental concept of Lean Start-Up theory – the MVP (minimum viable product) also will be introduced to the participants. The concepts tell on the minimal requirements needed for the success of the project. The concept will be especially useful for participants without or with minimum experience in the project management. They will learn on what are the minimum requirements needed for the project.

All the learning will be accompanied with the practical exercises. The participants will not only learn the theory but also will learn how to use it. During the course participants will be offered to try on practice the theory they learn. As for logistical arrangements – the participants will arrive on Sunday. There are no sessions on Sunday.

The sessions will be from Monday to Friday. The sessions will be pretty intense so we recommend not to miss any of the parts of the sessions. The accommodation is provided till Sunday. And that means Saturday is the free day. Participants are invited to visit Moscow to see the beautiful touristy places on Saturday. But if course if they wish they can leave on Friday evening or on Saturday.

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Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The accommodation and food are included in the participation fee. There are no additional costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

We do not provide travel reimbursement.

Participation fee

The fee for the course is 490 euro.

The fee includes: The program of the course (including all necessary study materials) The accommodation (in the comfortable training center in Moscow) Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee-breaks) Transfer Visa invitation (which you will need to bring to the Russian Consulate in order to apply for a visa). Unfortunately we are not able to provide any scholarships.

Application

 

Organiser:

UCG – Youth NGO

Phone: +31 30 879 50 55

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Valeriya Kiseleva

E-Mail: utrechtcg@outlook.com

Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are max 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, 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: 10th January 2019

SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.

General Description

Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives…

Then this partnership building activity is for you! We would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects, but many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs.

We believe that social economy organisations, with the necessary structures in place to support volunteers from disavantaged background in their activities, could become the perfect hosting place for these young people.

Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity. We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with inclusion, youth and volunteering fields to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having an European Volunteer.

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social economy and the Youth and Vocational Education Forum 2018 (hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice), social economy organisations have been identified as often having projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support their work, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures – such as the European Solidarity Corps. This partnership-building activity is a follow-up of the training course under the same topic taking place in Glasgow 10-14 December 2018.

This 3-day activity will take place in Ankara from 30th April (arrival day) to 4th May (departure) 2019 and it will be a unique opportunity to find partners to create inclusive volunteering projects in the framework of ESC. Although the programme also covers jobs and traineeships opportunities, this activity will only focus on quality volunteering projects.

General aim:

To introduce European volunteering projects to social economy organisations and encourage partnerships with inclusion, youth and volunteering organisations for quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:

– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under European Solidarity Corps
– To share different practices on how to involve volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To motivate social economy organisations to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To foster partnership building of potential hosting/supporting organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:

– Staff members/volunteers of social economy and volunteering organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Staff members/volunteers involved in inclusion organisations
– Able to work in (international) English
– From ESC programme countries
– Former participants of the TC held in Glasgow (December 2018) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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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 the NAs or SALTO involved in this project.

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC

Co-organiser:

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@salto-youth.net

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