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Training Course: Outdoors for Inclusion

Dates: 20-28 April 2020

Venue: Strengberg, Austria

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 12th February 2020

“Outdoors for inclusion” is a training course that aims to educate and support youth workers, trainers and educators on how to use outdoors as a tool for inclusion in their youth work.

General Description

Unfortunately, the potential for outdoor activities and games as a tool for inclusion and integration is not fully used. Youngsters facing cultural differences, social obstacles or educational difficulties will increase their opportunities for inclusion or integration, if outdoor games or activities are constructed or adjusted in a way to support this goal, or comprise of elements supporting it.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To improve the competences of using the outdoors as a tool for inclusion in youth work
  • To improve competences on empathizing and defining the needs of target groups
  • To improve competences on developing, prototyping and testing outdoor activities supporting the inclusion in local communities

The project comprises of three stages:

  1.  Preparation at home before the arrival.
  2. Training Course that will equip participants with competences to develop outdoor games and activities supporting inclusion, based on the needs of their target groups.
  3. Dissemination of the results of the project and implementation of local outdoor activities supporting inclusion in each partner country by using new competences gained during the Training Course.

Approach and content

The project structured in learning by doing and self experiential way. Which means applicable, transferable, nature-based and action-oriented working for all of the activity days.

During the Training Course the participants will experience and learn different types of outdoor activities (Hiking, Boating, Solo time, Photo hunting, etc.); empathize and define the needs of various target groups; develop, prototype and test their own outdoor activities supporting inclusion; introduced to methodological and safety aspects.

There would be one and a half-full day stay complete outdoors, including cooking, sleeping in bags and group activities.

The trainer’s team will offer methods of reflection, which can be used in the follow-up multiplying events in the home countries of the participating partner organisations.

In the content of nature-based activities, the program will offer reflection methods based on self-reflection in a natural surrounding, to calm down and listen to yourself in nature.

Please be aware that the Training Course will not provide you with academic knowledge as it is a purely non-formal education activity, and its success depends on the active participation of everybody present.

Profile of the participants

We are looking for youth/social workers, youth leaders, trainers and educators, who:

  • are familiar with outdoor games and activities or motivated to learn about outdoor activities as an educational method
  • eager to transfer gained knowledge to the youth in their organizations and countries
  • ready to engage themselves in different local and international projects using outdoor activities as a learning method
  • committed to working during the whole project, meaning also preparation for the training and implementation of outdoor activities after the training course

  •  are ready to provide short testimonials after their participation in the project,
  •  are ready to support development and dissemination of the toolbox of outdoor games and  activities supporting the inclusion
  •  be able to communicate in English
  •  are aged 18+

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs for food, accommodation and programme materials are fully covered by the grant received from the Erasmus+.

Travel reimbursement

  • Armenia, Georgia, Turkey 360€/person
  • Belarus, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine 275€/person
  • Austria 180€/person

Visa costs for participants from Armenia, Belarus 60€/person, Turkey 70€/person

Participation fee

€40 fee to be paid by each participant on the spot in cash. This fee goes as a contribution to the administrative costs of the project.

Application

 

Organiser:

AKS Noah – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Vzayemopomich – Youth NGO

Phone: N / A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Outdoors for Inclusion.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vitaly Volodchenko

E-Mail: outdoorsforinclusion@gmail.com

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Training Course: Visual storytelling from A to Z

Dates: 6-15 April 2020

Venue: Red cross training center, Lozen, Bulgaria

Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Armenia, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 13th February 2020

The training aims at bringing self-awareness at the participants, on their own identity and perception as human beings, not as objects of stereotypes based on their gender. To achieve it the methods of visual arts and creativity will be put in practice.

General Description

We would like to invite you to participate in the “Visual Storytelling from A to Z” training course that will take place in Lozen village, near Sofia, Bulgaria in the period 6th till 15th April 2020 and will gather 34 representatives of organizations from 10 countries – Portugal, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ukraine, Armenia, Poland, North Macedonia and Bulgaria.

About the project:
The training aims at bringing self-awareness at the participants, on their own identity and perception as human beings, not as objects of stereotypes based on their gender. This issue is very common in young people, raised in environments filled with thoughts like masculinity is for boys and emotions are for girls.

The youth needs to raise their gender literacy to achieve better self-understanding and confidence. Now in the era of technology, young people spend more time online, where many issues are projected in the web showing the need of raising the media literacy in young people. The world of media and social networks is becoming more and more visual, so the need to distinguish between the good and bad examples of media provocations is pretty urgent too.

By this project we are willing to promote gender diversity and by transferring understanding on common fundamental values of our society to reach young people and to contribute to the prevention of violent radicalization based on gender.

The program of the training activity is organized in building up thematic modules to provide new information, enhance knowledge and develop the skills of participants, and enable participants to share in a safe and creative environment. The program also includes meetings with experts on visual arts as well as visiting several associations who will share their own practises and who are experts in the field of gender equality and will further contribute to the learning and development process.

The specific objectives of the Visual storytelling from A to Z training course are as
follows:

  •  Introducing the visual storytelling as a method for raising awareness campaigns and create an emotional bonding with any topic;
  •  Raising awareness on main concepts about gender equality and deconstruct stereotypes on gender roles and appearances created by society back in the years and repeated by the modern society;
  •  Introducing knowledge for gender equality education, based on meeting with experts, peer learning and self-assessment techniques and connecting them with visual storytelling methodologies;
  •  Developing a sensibility and critical thinking on the topic of gender based inequalities, to be able to recognize the vulnerability of gender (in)equalities and showcase real stories through visual arts;
  •  Developing tools to work on prevention or to react in cases of gender inequalities, hate speech, exclusions or violence (online and offline);
  • Developing the competences of the participants to plan, organize and implement educational activities on gender equality;
  •  Create a bond and ground for international cooperation and networking.

Profile of the participants

The training is for:

  • Young people, activists and youth workers who want to learn more about visual arts, how to use creative techniques on raising awareness on gender related topics and how to adapt them for an everyday work within their local realities;
  • Willing to share experiences and stories from their local environment, family, friends and school (university) circles;
  • Willing to bring and deconstruct stereotypes based on sex, gender, sexuality;
  • Willing or have experience on work with creative visuals (photography, design, arts, etc.);
  • Willing to look for examples for (in)equalities, gender based violence (online and offline) or gender related situations from their personal life;

  • Willing to be open-minded and eager to learn from the workshops in this activity and from their peers, as well as maintain a positive attitude and a critical approach to the problematics and topics that will be reviewed;
  • Age 18+
  • Able to understand and express themselves in English;
  • Are committed to attend for the full duration of the event;
  • Are committed to assist or take the lead role in planning and implementing local initiatives in order to disseminate the learning outcomes.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks during the activity duration will be provided by the organizers.

Insurance will be also provided by the organizers. The participants are encouraged to bring European Health Card as well.

Travel reimbursement

Reimburse of travel tickets will be done according to the rules of the Erasmus+ programme based on distance calculation. The reimbursement will be made after the seminar, after the participants provide all original travelling documents (coming and return). Please keep your original tickets and boarding passes.

For the reimbursement to take place participants will need to attend the full duration of the training course.

  • Bulgaria – up to 20 Euro
  • North Macedonia – up to 180 Euro
  • Spain, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Ukraine, Armenia, Poland – up to 275 Euro
  • Portugal – up to 360 Euro

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

CVS – Bulgaria – Youth NGO

Phone: +359879480078

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – Visual Storytelling.pdf

Contact for questions:

Shirin Hodzheva

E-Mail: cvs.shirin@gmail.com

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Seminar Image Mapping: Engaging international volunteers and making impact in rural communities

Dates: 6-12 March 2020

Venue: Kötschach-Mauthen, Austria

Eligible are 23 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Estonia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st February 2020

How do we engage young people from rural areas in international volunteering projects? And how do we best organise international volunteering projects in rural areas? In this seminar, we will exchange tools and best practices around these questions.

General Description

When we organize youth projects and volunteering camps in the countryside, it can sometimes feel like a parallel universe: Youth from all around Europe engage in an intense intercultural exchange, while there is not necessarily a lot of interaction with the local community.

We want to change that and strengthen the local impact of international volunteering projects. We will organize first this seminar for youth workers in March in Austria and then a pilot youth exchange in June in Ukraine.

In this seminar, youth workers from around Europe will gather to learn and exchange, among other topics:

  • Non-formal education methods around making international volunteers interact with rural communities
  • Best practices of engaging international volunteers in rural communities, among them the „Image Mapping“ project from Ukraine
  • How to create intercultural events in villages
  • How to reach rural youth to participate in international volunteering projects
  • Group dynamics of international youth projects in the countryside

As an outcome, we will create a manual on how to create interaction between international volunteers and rural communities. The manual will include method descriptions and guidelines for youth and volunteering organisations to be used

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The accommodation and food is fully covered.

Travel reimbursement

  • Austria: max. 180 EUR.
  • Spain, Belgium and Estonia: max. 275 EUR. For

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

SCI Austria – Youth NGO

Phone: +436648781377

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – Call for participants.pdf

Contact for questions:

Thomas Schallhart

E-Mail: thomas.schallhart@gmx.at

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Training Course: #feelingsforall

Dates: 22-29 March 2020

Venue: Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine

Application deadline: 22nd January 2020

Training Course on Prevention of Gender Inequalities and Gender-based Discriminations via Exploring Masculinities.

General Description

This training course aims to develop the competences of 27 youth workers and youth leaders in the field of prevention of gender inequalities and gender based discrimination affecting young people by analyzing local realities, exchanging practices and developing actions aimed at promotion of society inclusive for all genders.

Objectives:

  •  To develop participants’ understanding of terms crucial for addressing gender inequalities such as: gender, human rights, peace, peace education, emotional literacy, masculinity and femininity, gender roles, practices of consent, emotional labor, workplace discrimination, intervention against gender-based discrimination;
  • To map harmful behaviors and causes of gender inequalities (based on the root-causes method) and how they affect young people;
  • To develop competences in addressing gender inequalities by exploring perspectives of human rights, peacebuilding and democratic participation, including the legal framework of gender equality protection;
  • To explore and practice tools to address gender inequalities, such as emotional literacy, non violent communication, non violent activism, gender mainstreaming, alternative behaviours, and deconstruction of gender roles as well as the principle of inclusivity;
  • To gain skills to build ongoing relationships with peer accountability by providing supportive place to reflect upon, process and express emotions;
  • To develop a respect for multiple identities and experiences of masculinity and femininity;

  • To enhance international cooperation of participants and their organisation in the area of gender equality, by planning at least 10 local or cross-border actions focussing on deconstructing toxic masculinity, gender roles and gender based discrimination and violence;
  • To strengthen sustainability of the network of young peacebuilders who will bring awareness for the citizens and policy-makers in the EU and neighbouring countries on the existing gender inequalities and ways to address them.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organizers of this offer will organize the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

  • The Netherlands = 20 €
  • Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Spain,  Kosovo * UN Resolution, Bosnia and Herzegovina = 275 €
  • Turkey, Ukraine = 360,- €

VISA: An invitation letter will be provided by the organizers, If a visa is required to get into the Schengen area.

P.s. The European Commission and the organizers only refund the cheapest trip options. Please contact the organizer team for further questions. 

Participation fee

The participants will not be charged a participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Friesland College

Co-organiser(s):

  • Youth Peace Ambassadors Network

Phone: +49 (176) 951 48 761

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Oguzhan Urhan

E-Mail: urhanoguzhan95@gmail.com

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

Dates: 24-31 May 2020

Venue: Masalli, Azerbaijan

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

Application deadline: 14th January 2020

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:

  • To empower young parents to play an active role in the society development through increasing of the active parenting and entrepreneurship skills and competences.
  • To reinforce the capacity of young parents as trainers, teachers, mentors, and youth workers within their communities.
  • 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.
  • 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 18-35 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).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser

Travel reimbursement

The following maximum travel reimbursement per participant is eligible:

  • Azerbaijan 180 EUR
  • Ukraine 275 EUR
  • Italy 360 EUR

Participation fee

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

Application

 

Organiser:

League of Tolerance – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Sfera Italy – Youth NGO
  • Unistudy

Phone: +380953106151

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Oleksandr Fomichov

Facebook:

E-Mail: loft.ngo@gmail.com

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Training Course The Peace Blueprint training: A guideline into Peace Entrepreneurship

Dates: 22-29 February 2020

Venue: Albergue Villa Castora (Cercedilla, Madrid), Spain

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 7th January 2020

We propose to equip young people with the necessary skills to initiate and manage socially conscious projects by designing a BLUEPRINT. These models of initiatives will be entrepreneurial, sustainable and engines of the development of a culture of peace.

General Description

Peace blueprint project was designed by the group of international youth workers and activists — members of YPAN — working in the peacebuilding field. We are living in the times where the proposals coming from the youth or the historically underrepresented communities are not being taken into account.

As a way to understand the needs of society, it’s solutions and to transform the world into a more peaceful one, we designed a project for youth-workers. As young peace activists, we believe that you can be the one that shapes the social situation from the local perspective to bring a global change. We are ready to take action, are you willing to take part?

With an AIM… Comes the Objectives

The objectives are:

  • To teach quality skills and competencies aimed at the promotion of employment and personal development of young participants.
  • To increase the social capital and participation of young people in their communities through personal entrepreneurial projects and social businesses.
  • Promote social entrepreneurship and non-profit activities.
  • Develop participants’ planning skills and advanced project management methodologies.
  • Raise awareness of the efficient use of available resources and promote a sustainable lifestyle by implementing personal projects respectfully with individuals and society.
  • Explore social entrepreneurship as a tool to foster the Peace process in local communities.
  • Promote social enterprise as an improvement in inclusion and a potential increase in equal opportunities for young people.
  • To exchange good practices in social entrepreneurship and project management and to recognize successful European benchmarks in combination with peace-building.
  • Strengthen the sustainability of youth networks that sensitize citizens and policymakers in the EU and neighboring countries on the potential of social enterprises in building peaceful societies through the establishment of a Peacebuilders group trained in the discipline of social entrepreneurship.

Are you Willing to…?

  • Join a group with an open mind, ready to take action, seeking constructive learning, and willing to be changemakers
  • Change your way of behaving/living in an unlearning process of 6 days (this one is VERY important – think about it)
  • Create a community with respect, love and “sharing is caring” mood
  • Show your best skills to others, offer an ear to hear and questions to ask
  • Be in the middle of nature, practising morning mindfulness, yoga or ninjutsu.
  • Find what “outside the box” really means
  • Believe that youth is part of the change…

Then You are pertfect for this Project!

Besides, if You prefer to…

  • stick to your ideas, values or ways of living without questioning even a single rule
  • talk for talking. Not giving the opportunity to others,

  • show your power and super-ego towards the others
  • go all-time party and drinking (and we really mean this)
  • not listen to others thoughts or ideas (looking to the phone all the time)
  • be inside the comfort zone…

Then we recommend you to read “An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding” (David Hume) in your closest library

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Organizers will cover the costs of accommodation and food on the dates of the training.

Travel reimbursement

Bare in mind that the European Commission (and so, the organizers) only refunds the cheapest trip for and back.

Travel budget (in euros):

  • Spain 20
  • Portugal, Italy 180
  • France 230
  • Belgium, Netherlands 275
  • Greece, Poland, Ukraine 360
  • Cyprus 530

VISA: If you require a visa to get into the Schengen area we will provide you with a welcome letter.

Participation fee

We believe in one thing, the power of peace education and the right for all to have an opportunity. That is why, thanks to the Erasmus+ programme, we are able to provide this training for you for free. Accommodation, food, and materials used in the course are fully covered by the organizers.

Application

 

Organiser:

Libre-pensadores de la Sierra de MAdrid (LPS) – Youth NGO

Phone: +32456128704

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Jorge Aguado + Jose Barrios

E-Mail: association.lps.madrid@gmail.com

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

Dates: 30 April – 7 May 2020

Venue: Treschietto, Italy

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

Application deadline: 2nd January 2020

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:

  • To empower young parents to play an active role in the society development through increasing of the active parenting and entrepreneurship skills and competences.
  • To reinforce the capacity of young parents as trainers, teachers, mentors, and youth workers within their communities.
  • 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.
  • 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 18-35 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).

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser

Travel reimbursement

The following maximum travel reimbursement per participant is eligible:

  • Italy 180 EUR
  • Ukraine 275 EUR
  • Azerbaijan 360 EUR

Participation fee

All participants are required to pay a participation fee of 20 euro.

Application

Organiser:

League of Tolerance – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Sfera Italy – Youth NGO
  • Unistudy

Phone: +380953106151

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Oleksandr Fomichov

Facebook:

E-Mail: loft.ngo@gmail.com