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Training Course. ABC on Volunteering Mentorship. Spain

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Training Course: ABC on Volunteering Mentorship in the European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 23-28 September 2020

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are max. 24 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: 20th July 2020

“ABC on Volunteering mentorship, T.C.” is an opportunity for organizations running projects in the European Solidarity Corps, interested to train their mentors (or potential)

General Description

Nowadays we find that parts of the volunteer’s mentors have a big mobility and not a continuation in their role as mentors. Sometimes they are just volunteers with almost no link with the organization, lack of resources and tools to develop their roles and basic info about the European Solidarity Corps programme.

This training offer to mentors or potential mentors the opportunity to get trained in their task as mentors, to go deeper in the essence of the volunteering activities under the European Solidarity Corps, to find tools and resources for their daily task as mentors, know and share with other colleagues the realities or their projects and the different singularities in each project, offering the basic learning for mentoring volunteering activities (preparation, implementation & follow up phases), aiming to develop their knowledge and skills to better support European volunteers and volunteer learning process in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps programme.

During the TC participants will learn more about the ESC programme, roles of the different key stakeholders on volunteering activities, in special, the role of the mentor, the knowledge and skills needed, how to support the learning process, tips to solve difficulties, conflicts or problems, how to convert challenges in new opportunities…

The TC is offer mainly to potential future mentors or mentors interested to improve their competences in the mentorship of ESC volunteers.

Objectives:

  • Offer to participants a practical and theoretical experience on volunteer’s mentorship.
  • To understand the volunteering chart and the roles of the different stakeholders in the volunteering activities within the European Solidarity Corps.
  • To develop knowledge and skills to support volunteers, namely the learning processes
  • To discover different types of mentoring
  • Get answers to technical / practical issues
  • Meet good practices and exchange experiences
  • Exchange contacts and create possible new partnerships
  • Create a support group (network)

Methodology

The programme will be structured in plenary and working groups with a balanced combination of introductory plenary discussions, round tables, exchange of experiences, theme workshops.

The use of non-formal education methodologies will ensure the active participation of all individuals involved. Working groups and active methods will be also used in order to create an environment that encourages a dynamic involvement of all participants. The diversity of approaches will be used in order to addresses the group various ways to better engage and contribute to the discussed topics.

Participants Profile

More than 18 years old; no age limit

Able to communicate in English

Representing or being involved in any accredited organizations running volunteering projects in the European Solidarity Corps.

Starting or will start soon to work as volunteer’s mentors

A person motivated to improve its knowledge and skills as volunteer’s mentors to better support European volunteers and volunteering learning processes.

Open to learn and share experiences

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 support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected/ having confirmed your participation, check with them 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:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) – National Agency

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme ABC on Volunteering Mentorship.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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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Conference The Net is Working – Volunteering and Human Rights Education Online Conference

Dates: 3-6 June 2020

Venue: Online, Germany

Eligible are 100 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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 1st June 2020

An online conference aimed to share best practices of international volunteering and human rights project S.P.I.D.E.R., learn about human rights situation and education initiatives in various communities, network and create ideas for new projects.

General Description

Join the online conrefence to find out about the best practices of international volunteering and human rights project S.P.I.D.E.R. (Greifswald, Germany), learn about human rights situation and education initiatives in various communities, network and create ideas for new projects.

In the programme:

  • International Sewing Social Cooperative and Art-Project Presentation
  • Getting to know Turbina Pomerania Team, Presentation of Digital Cafe
  • Webinar “How Human Rights Defend Us During Pandemy”
  • Video series “Gender perspective on climate change”
  • Workshop of QUBE, Queer educational and anti-discrimination project from Greifswald
  • Workshop “Defending Human Rights worldwide”
  • “CO2 Emissions and Compensation” (German Language Podcast)Webinar “Human rights situation and challenges in Poland today. Racism and Xenofobia in time of Corona”
  • Schkitzen gymnastik creative workshop
  • Documentary Film “Solidarity According To Women”
  • One Cross-Border Volunteering Experience for Many – a Video Story
  • Networking Workshop from Turbina Pomerania

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

Internationaler Freiwilligendienst Turbina Pomerania – ein Projekt des Kultur – und Initiativenhaus Greifswald e.V.

Co-organiser:

European Voluntary Service and German Federal Voluntary Service

Phone: +49 (0) 3834 / 773 78 82

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Turbina Pomerania Team

E-Mail: volunteers@straze.de

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E-learning Ready, Set, Make the change: European Solidarity Corps Online Course – Phase II

Dates: 7 January – 7 February 2020

Venue: United Kingdom

Eligible are 1000 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, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 23rd December 2019

A free online course which allows people interested in the European Solidarity Corps to learn about the programme opportunities in a flexible way. A perfect opportunity for learning in between work or travels, enroll now (no application required)! Ready, Set, Make the change!

General Description

Open Online Course launch for European Solidarity Course

We are super excited to announce that we will be soon launching the second phase of the Open Online Course for the European Solidarity Corps!

So far we have over 550 participants from across Europe enrolled to take part in learning more about the European Solidarity Corps.

More than just an online tutorial, the European Solidarity Corps Open Online Course allowed learners to interact through discussion forums where questions and good practice ideas can be shared.

Following the completion of each course unit, there are activities for learners to complete in order to test knowledge of the topics covered. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded a Youthpass certificate.

The second phase of the course will feature 2 units:

  • Volunteering
  • Solidarity Projects

The course is now open for enrollment here on the SALTO HOP Online Platform!

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

Accommodation and food

N/A

Participation fee

No cost – simply enroll on the course link here and start your journey of learning with us today!

Important: Please disregard the application procedure, the SALTO-Youth website does not allow for a training offer to be submitted without this in place.

Travel reimbursement

N/A

Application

 

Organiser:

UK National Agency – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Annum

E-Mail: erasmusplustca@ecorys.com

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Training Course: Yes, and…: Improvisation for Youth Workers

Dates: 9-18 September 2019

Venue: Veselice, Czech Republic

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, France, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 29th June 2019

A 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore principles of “improvisation” and experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can be readily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too.

General Description

We invite you to be, move, play, observe, listen, share, challenge ourselves, learn from within and from each other, get to know new people & ways & attitudes, and create this experience together.

Let’s explore and experiment together with activities and methods which help us to tune in into the unfolding moment and cultivate our ability to improvise.

Yes, and…: Improvisation for Youth Workers is an 8-day training course which aims to introduce and explore principles of “improvisation” and experiment with practical and fun tools and techniques that can be readily used in daily life, creative work and in the other situations and places too. Training own awareness, acceptance and sense of initiative can improve the quality of our days and the things we do. We will learn how to jump into the unknown and to respond properly to the needs of the diverse people and situations we are working with.

Why improvisation?

Improvisation serves to strengthen one’s confidence in himself and in his skills and abilities. It allows participants in training to experience visceral, ‘in the moment’ practice within an overtly reflective and supportive environment. Furthermore, improvisation encourages one to actively seek the unfamiliar, rather than simply learn to cope with it. It also represents a more fitting response to the complexity of human relations in which youth workers operate and thereby help to preserve the integrity of process-based practice.

Who is this training for?

The training was designed for youth workers, volunteers, activists, trainers and other people who work with people, that want to refresh their skills and attitudes to their days, to other people, to work and to the world.

We aim to have an overall number of 25 participants from the following countries: France, Spain, Latvia, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Romania and North Macedonia.

The participants must be over 18 years and have a communicative level of English language, so that they can participate fully in a program that will be in English.

This training is for you, if you…

● want to explore and experiment with specific tools from non formal artistic fields (theatre, dance, creative expression),
● want to use and imply the learned skills in your professional work with people,
● are open to sharing your own skills and learning the skills with others,
● are motivated and willing to commit to work on the objectives of the training course and participate in the whole duration of the project (preparation, training course, follow-up activities).

What will you be doing? During the training you will be:

– collecting new inputs and inspiration that renew motivations to act with commitment and new ideas.

– refreshing curiosity and playfulness in approaching your work in order to prevent burning out.

– improving your trainers’ skills to be more efficient, adaptable, responding to issues and demands in your work.

– widening your perspectives and points of view to see new opportunities, create new patterns, and avoid situations of stalemate when working with people with different cultural background.

– gathering specific tools from non formal artistic fields (theatre, dance, creative expression) that are not easily accessible for all the youth workers.

By training your own awareness, acceptance, sense of initiative you can improve the quality of your actions. We wish to support you in finding ways to more efficient and creative approach through improvisation – by developing your skills to be fully present, listen, accept and act, by equipping you with new improv based tools that you can later on use in your practice.

Working methods

We will be exploring the principles and techniques of various improvisation-based methodologies. From theatre improvisation and contact improvisation activities, going into more subtler improvisation with rhythm, music and dance, closing with creative storytelling.

The dramaturgy of the program, the red line connecting above mentioned activities, was developed around the U theory of Otto Sharmer. It will guide us through a process that helps break through past unproductive patterns of behavior.

The course will also have a strong component based on the sharing of ideas, opinions, experiences and best practices, so if you consider joining the training, start thinking of some activities, you would like to propose.

In the 10 day together, we will move, talk, listen, try, fail, try again and succeed. All in random (improvised) order.

Also, bear in mind that no artistic or impro skills are needed to attend the training.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

The travel costs of the participants will be refunded after the training course (after participants send all their travel documents etc.).

  • Czech Republic – 180 EUR
  • Romania, Latvia, Poland, North Macedonia, Italy, France – 275 EUR
  • Spain- 360 EUR

Participation fee

Participant contribution: 50-120 euro

Money shouldn’t be an obstacle for your participation. In case you cannot afford the contribution, please contact us.

Application

Organiser:

Dobroti Czech Republic – Youth NGO

Phone: +420721085840

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andrej Dobes

E-Mail: improjecttraining@gmail.com

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Training Course: Share the Right Story

Dates: 25 July – 1 August 2019

Venue: Brioude, France

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain

Application deadline: 3rd June 2019

Make aware the uses of the non formal educational methods of storytelling and show how it can be used to work with young people / volunteers / youth leaders. Particularly the competences gained will help them addressing the topics of online hate speeches.

General Description

“Share the right story” is a training course that aims at making youth workers and trainers aware of the many and various uses of the non formal educational methods of storytelling and show them how it can be used to work with young people / volunteers / youth leaders. Particularly the competences gained will help them addressing the topics of online hate speeches.

Topics:

  • storytelling,
  • online hate speeches,
  • global education.

Objectives:

  • to analyze the increased impact that stories (and media) have on phenomena such as “hate speech”, intolerance and open racism. We will discuss the new needs for awareness, ethics and knowledge that come with the social media and digital era;
  • to explore the concept of “transformational storytelling”: using storytelling as an innovative tool to address change and personal development;
  • to identify, understand and practise key elements and skills for storytelling, and explore their potential benefits for learning and employability;
  • to inspire and share good practices of how to use storytelling in non formal education and in youth work.

Working methods: The activities will be based on non-formal and experiential learning methodologies, as well as nature based methods, all centered on different aspects of Storytelling. We will work on the most classic and traditional forms (storytelling circles around bonfires) to the most contemporary, like cinema, comics and videogames.

Profile of participants: youth workers, social youth workers, youth group leader, youth officer, municipal youth service responsible, EVS mentors, youth exchange responsible person, youth coach (youth initiatives), etc.

Sending Organisations:

MTU ESTYES – Estonia – estyes@estyes.ee
Cooperativa Sociale Muovimente – Italy – mafaldamorganti@gmail.com
Együttható Közösségépítő Egyesület – Hungary – info@egyutthato.eu
Jugendwerk der AWO Württemberg – Germany – tekla.fodor@jugendwerk24.de
Associação Mais Cidadania – Portugal – paula.mendes@maiscidadania.pt
Asociatia Nevo Parudimos – Romania – nevoparudimos@yahoo.com
Ayuntamiento de Murcia – Spain – planjoven@ayto-murcia.es
Vice Versa – Czech Republic – carmine.rodi@gmail.com

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Max budget funded by Erasmus+ for transportation (bus/train + plane)

  • Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Romania, Germany, Spain = 275 €
  • Estonia = 360 €

Participation fee

Money should not be the only obstacle to participation; therefore we suggest a sliding scale from 40€ to 100€. We want to give each participant the possibility to self-evaluate how much s/he can contribute financially and how much s/he consider a fair fee for 6 days training course.

Application

 

Organiser:

Association MUSIKADO – Youth NGO

Phone: +330651495841

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Share The Right Story.pdf

Contact for questions:

Emmanuel Mappus

E-Mail: musikadointerculturel@yahoo.fr

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PBA Bridge to Solidarity: European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 15-19 June 2019

Venue: Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal

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

Application deadline: 17th May 2019

“Bridge to Solidarity” is a Partnership Building Activity (PBA) that aims to increase knowledge about the European Solidarity Corps and to create a solid and trustable network of partners interesting in organizing ESC projects.

General Description

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together” says James Cash Penney.

This PBA will offer the opportunity to establish an international cooperation in the field of volunteering and increase the quality of European Solidarity Corps projects.

“Bridge to Solidarity” is a Partnership Building Activity (PBA) that aims to increase knowledge about the European Solidarity Corps and to create a solid and trustable network of partners interesting in organizing ESC projects.

The activity is especially addressed to members of participant organizations on European Solidarity Corps but it’s open also to organizations with experience that are interested in finding new partners for future projects.

By exploring the European Solidarity Corps in different dimensions, methods and resources, this PBA intends to promote innovation and creativity in the developing of youth volunteering activities by exchanging methods, experiences, points of view and ideas.

Through the principles and practices of non-formal education and in an atmosphere where participants can learn from each other, “Bridges to Solidarity” will include teamwork and network activities, capacitation activities, exchange of ideas and practices, and visit to inspiring projects.

Objectives:

– to understand the volunteering meaning and context;
– to ensure a thorough understanding of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC);
– to explore and understand the different roles within a ESC project ;
– to provide space to exchange ideas, sharing realities and good practices in the field of Volunteering projects;
– to feel inspired by non-formal education methods and exercises that could help the organizations and their actors to fell more empowered and acquire new skills and competences to work with youngsters;
– to provide space for networking between participating organizations and planning of further Partnership Building Activities, Seminars, Volunteering Projects, Solidarity Projects, Traineeships and others.

With this overall and objectives we intend that participants achieved the following outcomes:

– conceptualize the deeper meaning of Volunteering projects and its benefit to local community, volunteers and organizations;
– to enhance the quality of Volunteering projects, especially with attention to selection of partners and selection of volunteers;

– apply new methods for recognising learning and developing competences with young people in the daily work and in the hosting activities for volunteers;
– reflect and work in Volunteering project(s);
– identify potential partners for future projects;
– create a network capable of creating new Volunteering projects.

Summarising, the PBA will give the opportunity for organizations, with and without experience in ESC projects, to exchange ideas and to create new projects on Volunteering through an inclusion and supported process.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

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

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Phone: +351 253 204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Bridge to Solidarity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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

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Training Course European Solidarity Corps: The winner is ESC. German speaking training for project managers and mentors in European Volunteering Projects

Dates: 25-28 November 2019

Venue: Salzburg, Austria

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 13th October 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

Training for project managers and mentors in European Volunteering Project who would like to exchange experiences, get some information about the general and specific conditions and want to learn more about working with volunteers.

General Description

Each project is unique and needs new discussions with participants, within the own organization and about the EU Program Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps.

It doesn’t matter if you already have many years of experience with the European Voluntary Service (EVS) or if you are a Newcomer in the European Solidarity Corps (ESC).

You might have questions about the implementation and running of volunteering projects and also how to support volunteers. This German-speaking training will provide you with information about the general and specific conditions of European Volunteering Projects within the European Solidarity Corps or Erasmus+ Youth preogramme and will help you to exchange experiences and to clarify roles and tasks. Furthermore, it will help to improve the quality of your work with volunteers.

The Training will be held in German language and is organized in co-operation with the German NA. Please find a detailed description in German attached.

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps.

Accommodation and food

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

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

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA or SALTO involved in this project, to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country

Application

 

Organiser:

IZ – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Jugend für Europa – Deutsche Nationale Agentur – National Agency

Phone: +43 1 586 75 44 – 13

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ESC gewinnt.pdf

Contact for questions:

Michael Gugimeier

E-Mail: michael.gugimeier@iz.or.at

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.