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Training Course Creating Space: A Digital Future with Ethics in Mind. A training for multipliers* of formal and non-formal educational work

Dates: 16-20 April 2020

Venue: Krzyżowa, Poland

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Germany, Poland, Ukraine

Application deadline: 27th March 2020

Democracy between a hashtag#, likes and Hatespeech: Virtual space is part of our lives, it has been added, and political and democratic education must begin today on the smartphone. But how? Join our Training on media literacy and digital ethics!

General Description

The current developments are leaving us shaken and it is time to react. Virtual space is part of our lives, it has not been replaced, but has been added, and political and democratic education must begin today on the smartphone.

Creating Space: A Digital Future with Ethics in Mind. A training for multipliers of formal and non-formal educational work

What is it about?

The current developments in Europe are shocking: We must finally understand that political education and media education must go hand in hand, otherwise democracy will soon blow up in our faces.

Hate-Speech and Fake News threatens democracy. The Krzyżowa Foundation, together with the Berghof Foundation and the Kreisau-Initiative e. V., is organizing a German-Polish-Ukrainian project which sees the clear need for action to expand media skills to include digital media ethics competence, because current information and education addressing media is no longer enough for taking responsible action in the digital society.

The main focus of the training is learn about and to gain applicable knowledge of teaching methods that promote the awareness of digital values and empower youth to stand up against hate speech on the Internet through value-based work. The workshop will introduce participants to a tool kit of methods aimed at strengthening the personalities of youth, enabling self-reflection, promoting empathy, and dealing with diversity in order to apply the concepts and methods to their own work with youths.

During the training, methods are developed and modified by the participants which are applied in the international education projects with young people and which the multipliers can use in their local youth work. The participants have the possibility to share their knowledge, to develop their own methods and to discuss and modify them together in the group so that they can be published under their own name in a digital toolbox.
The project language is English.

Who?
We invite youth workers, educators, teachers, and multipliers of youth work from Germany, Poland, and Ukraine.

Organizer: The Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe

Project partner: Kreisau-Initiative e.V., Berghof Foundation

Co-financing: Stiftung für deutsch-polnische Zusammenarbeit, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Participation fee (covers accommodation, full board and all programme activities): Participants from Germany: 50 EUR/ Poland: 35 EUR/ Ukraine: 25 EUR

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs:

  • For participants from Germany and Ukraine can be remburs up to 100 Euro person
  • for participants from Poland up to 35 EUR per person of economy class travel costs

Participation fee

Participation fee (covers accommodation, full board and all programme activities): Participants from Germany: 50 EUR/ Poland: 35 EUR/ Ukraine: 25 EUR

Application

 

Organiser:

Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe

Phone: +4917624902117

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Digital future with ethic in mind.pdf

Contact for questions:

Charlotte Lohmann

E-Mail: charlotte.lohmann@krzyzowa.org.pl

Training Course. Power of Positivity. Finland

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Training Course Power of Positivity: Youth Exchanges

Dates: 22-26 June 2020

Venue: Nurmes, Finland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 30th April 2020

The training helps you to clarify your understanding of mental health and discover how you can support young people’s mental health in your work. Moreover, you will learn how youth exchanges fit into the discussion.

General Description

Supporting Mental Health Is Easy

When talking about mental health, you may instantly think about negative issues like depression and mental illnesses. You should not. We all have a state of mental health, one day our mental health can be worse, one day better. But there are concrete ways how to promote our mental well being.

In this training you will understand better what affects our mental health and how we can take care of it. You will learn methods to discuss the topic with young people and have time to think how to help their well being. This is important for you, if you are working with young people. And you should be, because youth exchanges need young people.

Can youth exchanges promote mental health?

Well, yes. You might know that you feel better when you feel heard, you feel you belong to a group, you have your place in there and others accept and support you. You also may recognise it feels good to accomplish interesting tasks, explore unknown things and overcome a nice challenge. Youth exchanges can offer all of this to your young people, if you take care that they are able to be involved, respected and supported in planning, preparation and carrying out of exchanges.

  • In this training you will learn, how you can help young people to have ownership in their youth exchange.
  • You will have a small pre-task before your arrival, so be prepared to return it.

Who is this training for?

You should be interested in the topic of mental wellbeing as well as in international youth work.

You may be interested in

  • challenging your understanding of mental wellbeing
  • learning ways to talk about mental health with young people
  • learning working ways to promote mental health
  • organising youth exchanges where young people are actively involved in the projects
  • learning ways to support young people’s involvement in youth exchange projects
  • understanding how mental health can be discussed in youth exchanges
  • finding possible partners to future youth exchanges who share the same understanding of working ways

It is much better if you will already have a group of young people that you are working with. It is even better, if you have talked with them about the possibility of an international youth exchange and they are interested in one. We will prioritise applicants who work regularly with a group of young people and regularly organise daily or weekly local activities for them. Starting to plan a youth exchange is much easier, if you can start working with your group when you return home.

If you only organise international activities and always recruit the participants in the projects after they have been granted, you are not the kind of participant we are looking for.

Peaceful (and sleepy) countryside

The training takes you to a remote area in Eastern Finland, over 500 km to the north of Helsinki. Youth Centre Hyvärilä is one of the state founded youth centres in Finland. It is located by a lake surrounded by nature. It is not close to services, but they offer good facilities for training, accommodation and meals.

You will also have time to chat and change opinions, practices and ideas with youth workers from other countries and look at the midnight sun by a Finnish lake.

You should know, though, that there will be youth groups around, which means you cannot use alcohol in the youth centre area. Finnish youth work is substance free and you should also respect that in our country.

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Hyvärilä Youth Centre – Youth NGO

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Finland.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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Training Course: Eye Opener in Greece

Dates: 5-10 June 2020

Venue: Raches, Fthiotidas, Greece

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 6th April 2020

EYE Opener offers an international learning experience to young people and practitioners active in youth work, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects within the E+ Youth Programme.

General Description

In this training course, you will learn all the basics you need to organise and apply for a grant for youth exchanges in Erasmus+ Youth Programme. In this activity we focus on youth-adult pairing: 1 experienced adult leader (over 18 years old) + 1 or 2 youth (15-18 years old).

Target group

Max 40 participants (aiming at between 12 and 18 pairing groups).
1 ADULT LEADER (over 18 years old) who deals directly with the young people and is committed to engaging in the future development of a youth exchange in partnership with the young persons. Two leaders could attend if mixed (male/female) or where national legislation requires this (after agreement with the sending National Agency).
1 TO 2 YOUNG PEOPLE: between 15-18 years old
Both youth workers and young people will be expected to communicate in English.

Aim:

The aim of the training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

The training relies on setting the basis of quality in youth exchanges. It will also provide the space to develop concrete project ideas among quality partnerships, targeting at submitting application proposals for the coming Erasmus+ Youth Programme deadlines.

Objectives:

  • to provide information on Erasmus+ Youth Programme youth exchanges
  • to provide a group learning experience in the process of setting up a youth exchange project
  • to develop basic skills, knowledge and attitudes to organise a youth exchange
  • to understand non-formal learning and young people’s participation in learning
  • to explore the role of a group leader in young people’s learning process
  • to enhance the active participation of young people in the planning of youth exchanges
  • to offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries
  • to promote equal-footed partnerships among young people and organisations

The fact that young people can take part in the training gives a whole new dynamic to the process. Young people get first-hand knowledge on project building and the cooperation between youth leaders and young people gets better.

Some tasks are done in national groups, some in young people / youth leader groups and results are compared. The training shows evidence on young people’s competences in project planning on their own.

Programme:

This training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise which is interspersed with workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics and ends with an evaluation.

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – Hellenic National Agency

Phone: +302131314435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack TC EYE Opener Greece.pdf

Contact for questions:

Panagiota Karametou

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.

Szeged

Training Course: Youth work in culturally mixed areas

Dates: 2-10 May 2020

Venue: Szeged, Hungary

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 12th March 2020

During the training, participants discover various pedagogical approaches and methods; analyze different aspects of culture and interculturality, integration challenges and opportunities; and different online and offline tools and approaches.

General Description

We live in a time when more people choose to live outside of their home country than ever. According to the UN Population Division report 3.2 per cent of the world’s population live outside of their country of origin.

Through the years, around 72 million migrants have made their home in Europe. Only the European Union itself is a home to over 33 million people born outside of the EU. In addition, the most recent Eurostat figures show that more than 17 million citizens changed their country of birth within the EU for another EU country.

Demand for migrant workers to fill gaps in local labour markets is set to rise as Europe’s population ages. Conflicts in the Middle East are forcing more refugees to seek safety in the EU. The European societies are ethnically and culturally mixed, and the trend is growing. But as societies are becoming more mixed, the conflicts between the people from different cultures are increasing.

This also increases the demand for competencies, methods and tools which shall be put into practice from the youth workers who are already working with these people in order to improve the communication and cooperation for peacefully living together. Because if not, the young people will continue to create stereotypes and prejudices which will lead to hate speech, discrimination, conflicts and living in ghettos.

It is a fact that most of the learning experiences occurs in the formal environment, but the non-formal education is very important substitute and place where the young people – if are appropriately educated and motivated – can achieve great transformation of their lives.

However, very often the lack of resources and competencies that the youth workers have is that what can affect the final impact and result of those learning experiences. Also, various researches have shown that if people have positive and enriching experiences with other cultures then they are more likely to embrace diversity.

The idea of this project was driven from that fact, that we have to bring various methods and tools which the youth workers from culturally mixed areas can effectively use and by that develop their competencies for working with youth from different cultural backgrounds.

The project’s target group is: NGO trainers, facilitators, mentors, coaches, project managers and coordinators who are working in culturally mixed areas, directly with youth on a daily basis. The project will gather participants from 10 countries.

The core activity of the project is a 7-day training course in Szeged, Hungary between 2-10 May, 2020, where participants will discover various pedagogical approaches and methods; Analyze different aspects of culture and interculturality; the immigration situation, integration challenges and opportunities; Analyze the youth work situation, youth work competencies, portfolio and different online and offline tools and approaches.

Methodology: The training will be built up on a participatory and “child-centered” approach, where the participants during the whole training will experience various teaching methods and approaches.

The main aim of this project is to increase the competencies of youth workers about Intercultural communication and cooperation, and bring various teaching methods and pedagogical approaches for transferring that knowledge into their local realities while working with young people on a daily basis.

Participants will be coming from Slovakia, Hungary, North Macedonia, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Romania, and Spain. Through this call we are specifically searching for participants from Germany, Denmark, Greece and Slovakia.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs related to accomodation and food during the training course are provided by the project grant.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus+ distance band calculator up to the budget limit set by the Erasmus+ Programme:

  • up to 180€ for participants from Slovakia; and
  • up to 275€ for participants from Denmark, Germany, and Greece.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Innonet N.o. – Youth NGO

Phone: +36705066469

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Youth Work & Cultural Diversity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zsanett Függ

E-Mail: fugg.zsanett@gmail.com

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Training Course: Space Creators

Dates: 27 March – 3 April 2020

Venue: Samokov, Bulgaria

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Portugal, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 10th March 2020

The aim of the project is to show to the youth workers what are the tools to create and manage a Multi-functional Space for youth development, art, sustainability and education activities.

General Description

The aim of the project is to show to the youth workers what are the tools to create and manage a
Multi-functional Space for youth development, art, sustainability and education activities.

From our experience, the creation of a dynamic and changing place has not only made it possible to carry out events and training activities for young people and their develop, but has allowed the entire community to benefit from it.

Our working place is a real meeting point for the whole Community , to work together, share free time, organize activities and get in touch with different cultures and realities.

The training will also address the needs of partner youth organizations as well as youth workers so that they can work more effectively locally, nationally and internationally, it will also provide participants with space for further networking and partnership.

It will encourage them to work in a creative and innovative way, reveal the role of art as a means of communication with the public, as a way to bring youth communities together and to build teams.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation and meals are covered by the organizers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel Reimbursement amounts:

  • Bulgaria- 0€,
  • Estonia, Slovakia, Italy – 275€
  • Portugal – 530€

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

SEED Foundation

Phone: +359893454583

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack SEEDS.pdf

Contact for questions:

Georgi Nikolov

E-Mail: georginikolovseed@gmail.com

Training Course. Creating Compassionate Cultures. Slovak Republic

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Training Course Creating Compassionate Cultures: Group work based on empathy, well-being and cooperation

Dates: 14-22 April 2020

Venue: Modra, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 22 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 3rd March 2020

Creating Compassionate Cultures is a training course, which aims to increase professional competences of youth workers, equip them with new approaches, improve their leadership skills and abilities to make better connections and create inclusive space.

General Description

  • Are you involved in community actions and would you like to get new skills to support compassionate environment within the group you work with?
  • Do you want to learn new empathy-based and embodied methodologies of working with youth/community groups?
  • Do you want to gain tools to improve and maintain personal well-being thus contributing to developing resilience in yourself and young people you work with?

Join our training course: Creating Compassionate Cultures – Group work based on empathy, well-being and cooperation

For who?
Youth workers, social workers, educators, trainers, community leaders – working or volunteering with youth or community groups.

If you are rooted in your community and see your possibility to make a difference and you are willing to bring more empathy and compassion into the community practices, welcome aboard!

How?
Through dialogue, group and self-reflection, bodywork, mindfulness, stillness, movement, dance and play we will journey into our personal stories and experiences, learn from each other and create a shared understanding of what is necessary to bring more compassion, support and empathy in youth work.

Venues:
** Cottage under stars – cosy cottage in a small town Modra (30 km from Bratislava), located in the forest of Little Carpathians. We will stay there for six days
** Bystro – community living room – is a space in Bratislava, created by people who care about authentic relationships and feel responsible toward the natural environment. Together we are looking for ways to live less materialistic and more connected. Our activities are related to ecology, culture and community. Accommodation for the last 2 days in Bratislava is in Freddie hostel nearby Bystro living room.

The participants and the partner organisations are expected to:
* transfer the competences developed at this training course further to youth workers, teachers, trainers, facilitators and community leaders
*ensure the wider impact of this project by implementing concrete follow-up activities and providing opportunities with and for young people in their regions and countries.

In case of any questions feel free to contact
Katarina at: compassionate.cultures@gmail.com

This course will be led by:

Ilze Jece – Ilze has over two decades of experience in social and environmental activism, thus also providing training courses on environmental education, activism and campaigning for various organisations. She has experience working with women’s groups in prison and crisis center, international camps and training courses, mentoring them to develop leadership skills, as well as work on their personal development. Ilze is also a movement educator, bodyworker and certified embodied facilitator.

Kasia Stepien – Kasia weaves together her passion for embodied practices, nature and communities, inspiring mindful re-connection with self, others and the Earth. She is certified dance meditation facilitator, mindfulness practitioner, explorer and activist, active in facilitating learning processes social change and personal transformation since 2012. In her work she creates heart-based spaces supporting young people and adults on their journeys to wholeness, based on compassion, authentic expression, self-awareness and play.

Katarina Karcolova – Katarina is a social soul, who loves to be outdoors. She enjoys being in a group, community, sharing food, things and moments. Last ten years she has been involved in non-formal education as a project manager mostly working in the area of global education and instructor in experiential outdoor education. Lately she has been involved in activities with youngsters from marginalized groups. Bystro with its community played a big role in her last 2 years, as an oasis of togetherness it was for her a place to be, try and co-create.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Travel costs, food and accommodation will be cover by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

Following the rules of Erasmus+, the costs of your travel are covered up to the following total amounts:

  • Slovakia EUR 20
  • Czechia EUR 180
  • UK, Latvia, Poland, Greece, Romania, Italy, North Macedonia EUR 275
  • Spain EUR 360

Participation fee

We are inviting you to contribute by making a donation from €30 to €60 based on personal financial possibilities. We don’t want the money to be an obstacle in participating in this course, so in case any financial difficulties please get in touch with us.

Application

 

Organiser:

Bystro

Phone: 00421 905 439 737

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Creating Compassionate Cultures.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katarina Karcolova

E-Mail: compassionate.cultures@gmail.com

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Training Course Rise Quality! Developing a Training for European Youth Group Leaders

Dates: 10-18 May 2020

Venue: Stará Ľubovňa, Slovak Republic

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: France, Germany, Lithuania, Slovak Republic

Application deadline: 10th April 2020

Traning for youth work professionals who train volunteer youth group leaders and/or accompany international youth exchanges. It aims to bring forward a high quality standard by developing a common training program for international youth group leader

General Description

Rise Quality! is a Traning for youth work professionals who train volunteer youth group leaders and/or accompany international youth exchanges. It aims to bring forward a high quality standard by developing a common training program for international youth group leader, further

  • bring forward a high quality standard in international youth work by developing a common training program for international youth group leaders to make sure international leader teams are on the same level;
  • acknowledge the young volunteer‘s engagement and time spent and make the engagement in youth group facilitation more attractive;
  • develop the basis for a future Strategic Partnership under Key Action 2.

For who: Youth Workers with experience and/or interest in international youth work. The aim is a mixed-age group of professionals who have an idea about which training content and methods are necessary/obligatory for volunteer youth group leaders. There is a total number of 16 participants – four of each participating organization. The training is open to participants who are residents of France, Germany, Lithuania or Slovakia.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs for accomodation and food is covered by the Erasmus+ funding.

We will stay in our local hostel in Stará Ľubovňa. Simple boarding, 4-Bed rooms, common toilets and showers separatly for ladies and men, fully equipped kitchen/dining room

Food: We will provide all food. Breakfast: in accomodation (participants will prepare it for themself), Lunch and Dinner: in a restaurant

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are reimbursed by the funding up to the amount of:

  • 275€/participant (from France, Germany, Lithuania 500- 1999km)
  • 20€/participant (from Slovakia 10-99km)

Ask your local organisation for advise and support for the planning and booking.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Asociácia CVC SR

Co-organisers:

  • Kindervereinigung Leipzig e.V. – Youth NGO
  • Centres d’Entrainement aux methodes d’Education Active – Others
  • Lithuanian Children and Youth Centre – Youth NGO

Phone: +4934192607353

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Babette Pohle

E-Mail: pohle.b@kv-leipzig.de