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Training Course: Erasmus+ Training course “YOUth SuPpORT”

Dates: 8-15 March 2020

Venue: Larnaca, Cyprus

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Hungary, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 7th February 2020

This project will equip youth workers with knowledge and skills how to use sport and physical activity as a tool for increasing the active participation and inclusion of young people in society, with a focus on those with fewer opportunities.

General Description

Participation in sport and active play brings a number of personal, societal and health benefits to young people, especially to those who are marginalized.

Raising levels of activity and participation in sports not only improves health outcomes and reduces costs to health services and the wider economy, but can also contribute to a range of positive social outcomes including crime reduction, improved levels of well-being and mental health, increased educational attainment and more cohesive communities.

The main aim of our project is to equip youth workers with knowledge and skills how to use sport and physical activity as a tool for increasing the active participation and inclusion of young people in society, with a focus on those with fewer opportunities.

We are looking for participants with the following profile:
• youth workers, NGO trainers, facilitators, mentors, coaches, project managers, coordinators and volunteers who are dedicated to working with young people with fewer opportunities in their local reality (working with refugees and migrants young people is desirable, but not necessary);
• have the basic knowledge of facilitation of sport and outdoor based learning processes;

• have a desire to apply their competences in developing new non-formal education tools that would increase the social inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities (orphans, refugees and migrant young people);
• are supported by their respective organisations in applying their competencies and newly developed tools in working with young people with fewer opportunities.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs for accomodation, training materials and food (3 times per day ) are provided

Travel reimbursement

  • Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Republic of North Macedonia  – up to 275 €
  • Sweden, Spain  – up to 360 €

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth Educational Sphere Sweden – Youth NGO

Phone: 0038971307381

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – YOUthSuPpORT.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vladimir

E-Mail: vlade-tearce@hotmail.com

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Training Course: Youth Digital Participation Lab

Dates: 28 April – 6 May 2020

Venue: Nea Makri (Athens), Greece

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden

Application deadline: 24th February 2020

The project аdvocаtes for аn inclusive digitаl educаtion to explore the innovative digital tools for youth workers aiming to promote participation of youth and porevent their disengagement with civic and democratic processes.

General Description

The continuous and increasing digitalisation in society, as well as changes in technology itself, results in strategies and policies becoming rapidly out of date. Youth workers need to continually review and develop new strategic policies and measures to meet the new demands for high quality digital education.

Non-formal education practices are no less affected not only because technology can impact the way education is delivered, but also because non-formal learning has a role to play in preparing young people for a tech-driven world. Moreover, growing up in the digital age does not make ‘digital natives’, inherently competent and confident with digital technologies. Surveys indicate, in fact, that the use of technology is to a great extent restricted to leisure time activities, while engagement with technology for educational or participation purposes lags behind.

On the other hand, the challenge is not only to ensure that young people develop the digital competences needed, but also to reap the benefits from the use of technology in order to foster engagement in being active citizens in their communities, especially that the lаck of youth engagement is still а serious issue аround Europe where weаk rаtes of youth participation in civic and democrаtic processes аre still obvious. Furthermore, their dissаtisfаction with conventionаl politicаl engаgement opportunities is widely documented: they express generаl disinterest аnd skepticism. Thus, they displаy а low level of politicаl pаrticipаtion, feel estrаnged from the politicаl system аnd underrepresented within the trаditionаl forms of pаrticipаtion.

Therefore, the project ‘Youth Digital Participation Lab’ aims to level up the digital facilitation skills of youth workers by exploring and adapting innovative participative digital tools in order to raise young people’s participation in civic and democratic processes.

In order to reach this aim, we’ll focus on the following specific objectives:

  • Increase the level of online participation of young people members of partner organisations by thinking of different ways on how to move up the ladder of online participation from E-Informing to E-Engaging.
  • Analyse the forms of digital dis/engagement of young people with democratic and participation processes in the 10 Participating countries.
  • Address digital citizenship and digital inclusion by focusing on specific tools empowering youth workers can use to deliver digital education to young people.
  • Design digital guidelines for youth workers and digital participation ecosystem, based on the analysis of the results of the previous objectives.

This рrojeсt is relevаnt for раrtiсiраnts with the following рrofile:
Yоuth wоrkers: whо аre empоwering yоung peоple, аnd regulаrly соnduсting lосаl асtivities (preferаbly nоn-fоrmаl) thаt invоlve young people оr hаve them аs mаin tаrget grоup.
Nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn trаiners/fасilitаtоrs: with experienсe in using/plаnnig to use digitаl pаrtiсipаtion for fасilitаting nоn-fоrmаl eduсаtiоn асtivities аiming to drive up youth pаrtiсipаtion in their soсiety
Prоjeсt mаnаgers: Even thоugh, they аre by essenсe yоuth wоrkers аnd оссаsiоnаlly trаiners., we will fосus оn seleсting prоjeсt mаnаgers thаt hаve different levels оf experienсe in implementing yоuth prоjeсts foсusing on the use of digital education with young people as main target groups.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Costs for accomodation and food are 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement is covered up to 275€ for all participants using the cheapest means of transportation.

Participation fee

40€ (Greek participants are exempt)

Application

 

Organiser:

Coconutwork – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Kohortti ry – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fahd Mohammadi

E-Mail: fahd@coconutowrk.org

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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Study session: Feminist of the World, Unite!

Dates: 2-6 March 2020

Venue: European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 31 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Georgia, Italy, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th January 2020

Feminist of the World, Unite! invites feminist activists and educators from all around the globe to discuss intersectional feminism, gender equality and power structures in a safe and healing environment.

General Description

Do you identify as a woman, non-binary person or any other gender, that is not a cis-gendered man? Are you between 16-30, and involved in feminist work as an activist or educator?

Are you sick and tired of the patriarchy, uninclusive feminism and gender-based oppression? Do you want to share ideas, develop your perspective and plan an action with likeminded people from all over the world? If the answer is yes to these questions, our upcoming study session in partnership with the Council of Europe sounds like the right space for you! Apply to unite with feminists around the world!

Aim

Provide a space to create strategies, tools and skills to promote inclusive, intersectional feminism

Objectives

  • Offer participants the opportunity to discuss and explore their own experiences and societal realities concerning feminism
  • Explore intersectionality concerning feminism and consider how and why marginalised and minority groups have different experiences of sexism and patriarchy
  • Offer space for participants to share projects, programmes and expertise in the field of feminism and promote the cross-pollination of ideas and approaches
  • Create projects and strategies that build bridges between lived experiences, education, activism and policy to challenge the patriarchy

Participant Profile

Prospective applicants should:

  • NOT identify as a cis-gendered man
  • Be between 16-30 years old. If you’re aged 16 and 17, you must provide parental/guardian consent, and attend with another participant who will take legal responsibility of you (including during travel). This age limitation is due to the funding rules of the Youth Department of the Council of Europe who is one of the partners of this Study Session.
  • Participants up to an age of 35 can only be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • Have experience discussing and implementing intersectional and inclusive feminist perspectives and practices
  • Have the time to attend the whole study session, and to implement the project or action following the project
  • Able to work confidently in English

Inclusion

IFM-SEI aims to include people of all genders in their activities and will aim for a balance of different genders (excluding cis-gendered men). Participants will be selected based on their application questions, and the selection team will also ensure there is a geographical and organisational balance in the participants.

Specific priority will be given to:

Applicants are at risk of marginalisation with regards to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geographical background and/or religion, young migrants and refugees, and young people of colour or with access needs.

The specific needs of a participant will not be part of the selection criteria. We encourage applicants to be honest and open about their access needs for the project. This way, we can best accommodate every person and ensure the right support structures are in place from as early as possible.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Council of Europe.

Accommodation and food

The Study Session will take place at the European Youth Center Budapest which will also provide accommodation and food. The costs are covered through the participation fee.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed at full on the spot. If the cost is a barrier to your participation, please get in touch.

Participation fee

60€ per person (covers accommodation, food, programme and travel costs). If the cost is a barrier to your participation, please get in touch.

Application

 

Organiser:

International Falcon Movement – Socialist Educational International – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

Youth Department of the Council of Europe

Phone: 004915112455990

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Anuschka

E-Mail: anuschka@ifm-sei.org

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Seminar Overwork the process: A seminar for an experienced trainer

Dates: 12 January 2020

Venue: Wrocław, Poland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Sweden

Application deadline: 20th December 2019

In the training work we experience a situations when the group process leads us into unknown regions. We invite you to meet and discuss possible strategy to take care for a group and also for you in a difficult group process.

General Description

The goal of the seminar is to share methods, techniques, and tools which can be used to help rebuild groups that experienced a crisis.

We would like to discuss the following topics: case studies on various group dynamics, cognitive models of dealing with crisis, a role of a trainer in a group process, various approaches to dealing with crisis and trauma in a group, how to create a clear algorithm, tools for young trainers and instructors, helping them to feel safe when leading a group process. We are going to work in an experimental education framework.

We have also planned some city-exploring activities in the multicultural Wrocław.

Participant profile:

  • Experienced trainers, more than 2-3 years of experience. Preferably having finished a train-the-trainers training / have a fundamental knowledge in training designing.
  • It is a technical reference within the organization or team. His knowledge allows him to work or collaborate on more challenging projects.
  • It helps to define processes, methodologies and standards that will take place in the development of projects.
  • It is good to communicate and listening.
  • It can participate in high-level decisions and collaborate if necessary in more operational activities.
  • Communicative level of English language is mandatory.

Case study

  • Have at least one (two) case or challenging situation, when there is a serious crash or hard moment in a group process.
  • Reflect, write, eventually record, and send a case study before the seminar start.
  • Desire to improve coaching and group facilitation techniques.
  • Open to discuss in supervision, yours and others case study.

Practical issues

  • Open to discuss, analyze, and develop some methods, scenarios, algorithm.
  • Open to try plenty of methods, from different backgrounds, that could be applied.
  • Desire to create a space of cordiality, collaboration and be supervised from a professional and youth workers feedback.

Networking

  • Participate in formal and non-formal networking activities.
  • Start to develop strong connections and exchange.
  • Open to diversity, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue.
  • Promoting European values, such as tolerance and respect.
  • Able to establish intercultural relationships with other participants.

Responsibilities

  • To lead or collaborate in one or more specific part of the program, such on-line meetings, promoting and dissemination, Dropbox, Whatsapp, YouTube, drawings and algorithms, Facebook, etc.
  • To give evaluation and feedback.
  • To share in your organization the outcomes from the seminar.
  • We can invite participants from Poland, Latvia, Sweden, The Netherlands and Italy.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

All the cost is covered from Erasmus+ program.

Travel reimbursement

  • Poland: 180 €
  • Latvia, Italy, Sweden, Romania, Netherlands: 275  €

Participation fee

The participation to the seminar foresees:

  • a non refundable PARTICIPATION FEE of 20€,
  • a VOLUNTARY FEE to be paid in cash (in Polish Zlotys) during project on a sliding scale from 20 PLN (5€) up to choice and possibilities of participant.

Participants will be free to choose their contribution according to their own personal financial possibilities and the value they see in this program. This fee will help in dissemination of the project.

Application

 

Organiser:

Manufacture of Science and Adventure – Youth NGO

Phone: +48725526426

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Overwork the process.pdf

Contact for questions:

Justyna Schimanda

E-Mail: justyna.schimanda@naukaprzygoda.edu.pl

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Study Visit Europe Goes Local in Sweden: Youth work quality development through documentation and follow up

Dates: 5-7 May 2020

Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden

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: 17th February 2020

This study visits contains a presentation of KEKS web-based system for documentation and follow up of youth work, The Logbook, and how it is used for developing youth work, both in theory and through visits to youth centres that are working with the system

General Description

The aim of this study visit is to show the participants how continuous documentation and follow up through The Logbook functions as a basis for cooperation and the further development of youth work as well as the consequences this has had for quality and recognition.

The program will be a mix of presentations, discussions, workshops and study visits to youth houses and centres using the system.

The target group is civil servants responsible for youth work and youth workers. The ideal is delegations of 4-6 persons from the same country or municipality, also consisting of NA representatives and politicians.

For further information, please see attached document: “Program study visits”

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:

NA Sweden – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • KEKS

Phone: 0046 0160 10 00

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Europe Goes Local.pdf

Contact for questions:

Karin Persdotter

E-Mail: karin.persdotter@mucf.se

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

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Study Visit Europe Goes Local in Sweden: Youth work quality development through documentation and follow up

Dates: 12-14 May 2020

Venue: Gothenburg, Sweden

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: 24th February 2020

This study visits contains a presentation of KEKS web-based system for documentation and follow up of youth work, The Logbook, and how it is used for developing youth work, both in theory and through visits to youth centres that are working with the system

General Description

The aim of this study visit is to show the participants how continuous documentation and follow up through The Logbook functions as a basis for cooperation and the further development of youth work as well as the consequences this has had for quality and recognition.

The program will be a mix of presentations, discussions, workshops and study visits to youth houses and centres using the system.

The target group is civil servants responsible for youth work and youth workers. The ideal is delegations of 4-6 persons from the same country or municipality, also consisting of NA representatives and politicians.

For further information, please see attached document: “Program study visits”

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:

NA Sweden – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • KEKS

Phone: 0046 0160 10 00

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Europe Goes Local.pdf

Contact for questions:

Karin Persdotter

E-Mail: karin.persdotter@mucf.se

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.