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Training Course Cherry on the cake: Youth exchange in the context of a long term work with groups of young people

Dates: 6 October – 1 December 2020

Venue: Online and residential training course, Slovenia

Eligible are 20 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, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 20th July 2020

IMPORTANT Announcement: We are following the development of the situation related to the spreading of Corona virus (COVID-19). At the moment, we are proceeding with the preparations for the event as planned. If the circumstances continue or worsen in the next weeks/months, the participants will be informed about the potential cancellation of the event in due time

Long term online and offline Training course. Would you like to discover what makes a Youth Exchange the “Cherry on the cake”? Are you willing to discover the long term work with other youth workers?

General Description

If you have already led a Youth Exchange -at least once- you probably know that it can be a life-changing experience for the participating young people. Not only that, organising a Youth Exchange with partners from other countries has the potential to upgrade your local youth work practice, and take it to the “next level”.

With Cherry on the cake 2020 we would like to offer you a special journey. An opportunity to discover long term work with groups as first hand experience. With focus on preparatory phase and follow-up activities, which will be implemented online to support residential training course. The whole process is designed as holistic approach to youth exchanges and it can also offer a simulation of phases in youth exchanges.

Training course Cherry on the cake consists of 3 phases: (see detailed description in downloaded file)

1. Preparatory activities

Online meetings (6, 8, 15 and 27. 10. 2020) with individual and group work in between.

2. Residential training

2. 6. 11.2020, Ljubljana, Slovenia

3. Online follow up activities

Tuesday, 17.11. and 1.12.2020

Aim and Objectives

The aim of the training course is to deepen the understanding of the potential and possibilities of a Youth Exchange as a tool for non-formal learning in long-term work with young people.

The training concept has been developed as a means for systematic support for organisations working with young people from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the West Balkan region, who already have the basic understanding and experience in Youth Exchanges. The TC is also an opportunity for contact making and partnership building.

The course has been developed by the Slovenian NA and SALTO SEE RC and has been running on a yearly basis since 2012, each year being revised and improved.

Objectives of the programme are to:

  • Explore the use of digital tools in a meaningful way in different phases of a Youth Exchange.
  • Explore the potential of Youth Exchanges for motivation, learning and empowerment in long term work with young people.
  • Identify the challenges of international setting a Youth Exchange brings and reflect on how to approach them.
    Increase the participants’ understanding of the importance of involving young people in all phases of a Youth Exchange and the tailoring it according to their needs.
    Online activity will focus on several aspects of this objective:
    a.support to involvement of young people from local level activities to international setting
    b.specific challenges of local/international youth work in current reality (post COVID out break situation);
    c.the unclear modality of youth exchanges in next generation of Youth Programme;
    Increase the participants’ understanding of the role of a Youth Leader in all phases of a Youth Exchange.
    Develop participants’ competences to recognise the potential for learning in all phases of a Youth Exchange and support the learning processes of everyone involved.

Target Group

The training course aims to bring together 20 participants from the Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Western Balkan Partner Countries who:

  • Work with young people on a regular basis (youth workers, youth leaders…);
  • Have implemented at least one Youth Exchange within the Erasmus+ Programme as a youth leader;
  • Are ready for long term commitment to this Training course;
  • Are interested in leading Youth Exchanges in the future and build quality partnership;
  • Are interested in integrating digital approaches and tools in their work with young people in Youth Exchanges;
  • Are capable of working in English;
  • Are at least 18 years old.

The training course will be run by two trainers with extensive experience in the field.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) 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

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. 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:

Movit, Slovenian NA – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Salto SEE – (SALTO Resource Centre – South East Europe)

Phone: + 386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Cherry on the cake.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lea Kovič

E-Mail: lea.kovic@movit.si

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: Maker Education in youth work

Dates: 12-18 October 2020

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Albania, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Romania

Application deadline: 11th August 2020

We are offering two one-week-long courses over 2020 and 2021. They are targeted towards youth practitioners and will give them the opportunity to learn about maker education, and how to apply these concepts in youth work.

General Description

Maker education is a problem-based and project-based approach to learning. It emphasizes the use of low-tech and high-tech gadgets, a trial-and-error mindset, and it encourages learners to develop 21st century skills such as communication, creativity and problem solving.

Our project is providing 2 opportunities for youth workers to explore maker education, exchange on these topics with individuals from across Europe, brainstorm new tools, methods and techniques relevant to this field.

When?

Autumn 2020 mobility: October 12th to October 18th

Winter 2021 mobility: February 22nd to February 28th

It is possible to apply for either of these courses, or even for both. Just make sure to specify your preference in the application form.

Who?

We are searching for candidates who are interested in:

  • Developing their skills in digital technologies, problem solving and STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths).
  • Developing skills to be able to use digital technologies for social change.
  • Developing skills around MakerEducation and learning how such activities can be used to inspire younger generations and reconnect them with society.

What?

The autumn 2020 mobility will focus on the following topics:

Introduction to maker education: plunge into the universe of maker education, learn from each other’s experiences, explore state of the art educational supports on maker education, debate the influence of maker culture and the maker movement on the youth work sector

Electronic prototyping: learn how to create electronic circuits and manipulate electronic components. Explore maker activities for youth on this topic

Coding: explore physical computing, visual coding softwares, learn how to run educational activities on the computational way of thinking and enhance interactivity of electronic creations via computer programming

Reward system for maker education: brainstorm ways of rewarding the efforts of young makers, exchange on techniques and methods to acknowledge the learning outcomes of youth engaging in maker education

Maker education and inclusion: learn how to get hard to reach youth involved in maker activities

The winter 2021 mobility will focus on the following topics:

Robotics: explore project-based activities and challenges around building robots and automates, learn how to make robotics appealing and fun for young people

Electronic textiles: experiment cutting edge applications of electronics and programming through producing your own garments and accessories embedding electronic components and microcontrollers, learn how to run basic as well as more advanced workshops on e-textiles for youth

Computer Aided Design: learn to manipulate open source CAD softwares for graphic design, virtual reality and augmented reality. Explore ways to introduce a young audience to these topics and techniques.

Internet of things: explore the universe of connected objects, learn how to create functional connected items with young people

Where?

The courses will be held in Tirana, Albania. We will be hosted by Arduino Albania, an informal group of people with a passion for open source hardware and software, digital technologies and accessible education for all.

Trainers?

The training will be led by youth practitioners and professionals of the ICT sector from Digijeunes, Arduino Albania, Junda Youth centre, and HorizonLab.

Application

If you want to participate in either of the two training courses, or both, please fill out this google form. Please make sure to specify which course(s) you are interested in. Should we require extra information, we will then get in contact with you via email.

Costs

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting will take place at hostels/ apartments near the training venue. Every day, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided. Participants will share 2 and 3 beds rooms. Female and male participants will be separated.

Travel reimbursement

The info pack will contain an estimate of the overall price of tickets to reach the training venue from different starting countries. We will refund to participants the price of their tickets (within the limits of the Erasmus+ lump sums).

  • Traveling from Albania, Greece: up to 180 eur
  • Traveling from Romania, Latvia, France, Italy: up to 275 eur

 

Participation fee

There will be no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Digijeunes – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Arduino Albania (Others)

Phone: +33626699321

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Simone

E-Mail: info@digijeunes.com

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Conference – 3rd Europe & Western Balkans Youth Meeting: Using the EU youth programmes as vehicles for positive societal change

Dates: 9 June 2020

Venue: Online, Slovenia

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, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 30th May 2020

This 3rd Europe-Western Balkans Youth Meeting offers a space to jointly explore the value and potential of Europe – Western Balkans cooperation, get inspired by successful practices and think about ways forward under the new EU youth programmes.

General Description

The Europe-Western Balkan youth meetings aim to initiate reflection and dialogue among youth workers and other stakeholders in the youth field from the WB region and other European countries about the role of European and cross-border cooperation (in particular the European youth programmes Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps) in supporting societal change, further development of youth work and youth policy and European integration.

With a view to the new generation of European youth programmes, this 3rd Europe-WB Youth Meeting offers to meet, listen, explore and discuss one day together online, to take stock of the achievements of EU – WB cooperation of the past years and reflect about what is needed to increase impact and encourage ways forward in the next years.

Reflect with us about the value and potential of cooperation and get inspired by successful practices!

This online meeting aims to offer some inspiring information accompanied by smaller spaces for joint exploration and reflection, including an interactive panel discussion, Q&A sessions and participatory workshops.

Several practitioners from youth work practice, training and research, all with extensive experience in European cooperation, will explore together with the participants the relevance of transnational cooperation for stimulating further development of youth work and youth policy and the added value of linking youth work practice, research and policy, in the specific EU-Western Balkans context.

Our experts will also share their thoughts on how their projects have made an impact and what is needed to move ahead.

You can find the list of panel speakers and workshops as well as the draft programme overview attached.

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:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

This activity is organised in cooperation with the National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps of Croatia, Germany, North Macedonia and Slovenia.

Phone: 0038614304747

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack 3rd Europe & Western Balkans Youth Meeting.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sonja Mitter

E-mail: suzana.puhar@movit.si

E-Mail: sonja.mitter@movit.si

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

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Seminar 3rd Europe-Western Balkans Youth Meeting: Using the EU youth programmes as vehicles for positive societal change

Dates: 6-9 April 2020

Venue: Venue on the coast, Montenegro

Eligible are 35 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

This meeting aims to take stock of achievements of past EU – Western Balkans youth cooperation projects and to explore what is needed to increase impact and positive societal change and to initiate ways forward under the EU youth programmes after 2020.

General Description

This 3rd Europe-Western Balkans Youth Meeting is a follow up to the first two Europe – Western Balkans Youth Meetings held in 2016 and 2018. The overall aim of this Meeting is to continue the dialogue between youth workers and other stakeholders in the youth field from the Western Balkan region and other European countries about the role of European and cross-border cooperation and the European youth programmes (especially Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps) in stimulating positive societal change, supporting the development of youth work and youth policy and the European integration process.

This year’s Meeting takes place during the last year of the current Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes. Attention will therefore be given to taking stock of achievements of past EU – WB cooperation projects and reflecting on what is needed to increase impact and encourage ways forward, in particular under the new generation of Erasmus+, youth field, and the European Solidarity Corps after 2020.

Rather than formulating recommendations for political processes that we cannot really influence, the meeting should be looking at what youth work practitioners, policy makers and the various other stakeholders involved, including the relevant support structures and institutions, could do to encourage further developments.

The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps has agreed on the need to reinforce communication between stakeholders (National Agencies, regional SALTOs, European Commission and external stakeholders) aiming to develop a coherent strategic approach for cooperation with Partner regions within the programmes. Outcomes of the discussions during the 3rd Europe – Western Balkans Meeting could be a concrete contribution to this effort of developing a strategy for the cooperation with the Western Balkan region.

The concrete objectives of the 3rd EU – Western Balkans Youth Meeting are:

  • Taking stock and celebrating the cooperation and participation of the Western Balkans in the EU youth programmes (Erasmus+ and ESC)
  • Critical review of the opportunities for cooperation with the Western Balkans offered by the new EU youth programmes
  • Exploring the linkage between the EU youth programmes and the further development of youth work, youth policy and research
  • Exploring the issues that are relevant for young people and that therefore could be tackled in transnational cooperation projects (connected to 11 youth goals of the EU Youth Strategy and see how they are relevant for the WB)
  • Providing space for contributing to the process of designing future cooperation with neighbouring partner countries (in the new EU youth programmes)
  • Offering space and time for quality networking in the EU – Western Balkans context
    Participants

We are looking for participants coming from Erasmus+ Programme countries and from Partner countries in the Western Balkans, in particular:

  • Youth workers, project managers, trainers, practitioners working with young people, who have used and further plan to use the European youth programmes in their work
  • Youth researchers and other professionals from the formal, informal, non-formal education sectors, connected to the Programmes
  • Regional or local level decision makers with some kind of transnational cooperation experience
  • Representatives of institutions supporting regional and / European cooperation in the youth work field with/in the WB region
    References

Discussions during the Meeting will refer to current developments related to the situation of youth work, youth policy and research (especially in the Western Balkan region), European youth work priorities and frameworks, the EU youth programmes as well as the EU accession process of the Western Balkan region.

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:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: 0038614304747

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: 3rd EU – WB Meeting, Draft programme.jpg

Contact for questions:

Sonja Mitter

E-Mail: sonja.mitter@movit.si

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: Youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity

Dates: 7-15 March 2020

Venue: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Kosovo*, Serbia

Application deadline: 24th February 2020

Project “Creativity in youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity” consists of several activities, and one of those is this TC “Youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity”.

General Description

Project “Creativity in youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity” aims to build capacity of youth (work) organisations, their youth workers in NFE for youth Sport work for reconciliation and accepting diversity among youngsters in our communities and encouraging creative usage of sport and outdoor activities in youth work for reconciliation.

The project consists of several activities, out of which the first training course “Reconciliation youth work in post-conflict areas” was held in Novi Sad in November 2019. In that first training course we have put bigger emphasis on concepts and values of yout work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity.

This new training course “Youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity” is the second training course of the project and in it we put bigger emphasis on using Sport methodology in youth work for reconciliation. It will be held in Mostar in March 2020.

We are hereby recruiting participants that will be able to participate at the training course, give back (to their sending organisations) their knowledge and skills in the topics of the training course and contribute to the follow-up activities within the overall project.

The training course will take place in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mostar) from 7th March (arrival in the afternoon) to 15th March (departure in the morning after the breakfast) 2020.

Specific objectives of the training course are:

  • To learn more about realities and different practices in other European countries when it comes to reconciliation through youth (sport) work
  • To discuss and understand basic concepts, values and principles of intercultural learning and dialogue
  • To promote and explore the concepts “sports for all” and “healthy lifestyle” in relation with youth work
  • To explore the youth work and youth trainings in connection to acceptance and Sport for all!
  • To raise competences in organising quality youth work with sport methodology with adequate mental and physical development of beneficiaries, as well as competition and teamwork through sports
  • To share different sport methods useful for our youth work in every day youth work for reconciliation and acceptance purposes
  • To share and understand challenges in implementation of quality sport methods in youth work for intercultural acceptance
  • To raise competences for adaptation of sport methods for NFE/youth work for reconciliation and acceptance purposes
  • To establish Community of youth workers for youth sport work for reconciliation and acceptance of diversity

The training course is based on the approach, principles and methods of non-formal education with regular NFE methods and lots of sport activities. The language of the training course will be English.

The participants should fulfil the following criteria:

* To be active youth workers already educated in basic NFE principles and methodology, (willing to get) involved in “sport for all” activities for reconciliation; and empowering other youth workers and mainstream and marginalised youth through sport and outdoor activities

* Willing to apply & multiply the knowledge received

* Willing to organise/lead local/national workshops for youth workers on the topic of the project after the participation at the training course

* Willing to enter into partnerships with participants from different organisations/countries

* Able to attend and be active during the entire duration of the training course

* Age above 18 and able to follow the programme in English language.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organisers cover accommodation, three meals and two coffee breaks per day.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed only for the cheapest way of transport and preferably for the return tickets. Travel expenses are covered by the organisers up to the maximum allowance per distance calculator and means of travel (for all the original tickets and ways of travel that are plane, bus, train or ferry, NOT taxi and NOT car).

Maximum travel expense reimbursement per participant per country, including all incurred costs and bank fees:

  • Bosnia and Hercegovina – 20 eur
  • Kosovo*, Serbia, Croatia – 180 eur
  • Germany – 275 eur

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

YOUTH POWER / SNAGA MLADIH, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • Active youth in happy Europe (AMUSE), Serbia – Youth NGO
  • Building The Balkans, Kosovo* – Youth NGO

Phone: +387 36 835 028

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Youth Sport work.pdf

Contact for questions:

Riad Čerkez

E-Mail: CySw4RD@youth-power.org

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Training Course P.R.I.D.E: Promoting Rights, Inclusion, Diversity and Education

Dates: 16-24 February 2020

Venue: Magnet House, Veliki Gaj, Serbia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia

Application deadline: 24th December 2019

P.R.I.D.E training for trainers aims to build capacities of participants to become trainers in non formal education, to be able to autonomously run workshops and trainings under the topics of gender equality, fight against sexism and social inclusion.

General Description

In cooperation with other 7 organizations, the organization MAGNET is hosting a training for trainers in area of LGBTQ+ rights and feminism within the project “Promoting Rights, Inclusion, Diversity and Education – P.R.I.D.E”. The training will gather 24 participants from 8 countries (Serbia, Romania, North Macedonia, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Portugal, France) during 7 training days.

Specifically, the objectives of the training are:

• to provide basic knowledge of training strategies development, existing non formal education working methods on how to structure a workshop and a training course, create a coherent educational flow in order to transfer skills and knowledge to their participants;

• to support development of skills by practicing workshop facilitation on different topics;

• to provide space for discussions about challenges of being a trainer, as well as about political, ethical and professional aspect of the profession.

The methods that will be used are experiential, used in non formal education contexts of learning: games and energizers/brainergizers, exercises, icebreakers, team-building games, movement exercises, discussions, work in groups, role play, timeline, norm critical approach, image theater, living library, photo voice, community journalism.

This call is open for youth workers from partner organizations, that work with young people with fewer opportunities, especially young LGBTQ+ people.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and lodging are 100% covered by the Erasmus+ grant.

Travel reimbursement

Travel expenses are refunded depending on countries and are calculated accordingly to the Travel Distance Calculator of the EACEA (the amount depends of the route to the venue of the training as calculated by the Distance Calculator).

  • For participants from Serbia 20 EUR.
  • For participants from Croatia, Romania, Republic of North Macedonia 180 EUR.
  • For participants from France,  Greece, Italy 275 EUR.
  • For participants from Portugal 360 EUR.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

MAGNET – Youth NGO

Phone: +381693654842

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack for P.R.I.D.E.pdf

Contact for questions:

Jelisaveta Jovanovic

E-Mail: jelisaveta@magnet.house

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Training Course: Western Balkan Project Lab

Dates: 21-23 October 2019

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 22nd September 2019

A newcomer or an experienced project leader from the Western Balkans, do you wonder how to make the magic happen and create truly meaningful projects within the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth or the European Solidarity Corps?

General Description

The “Western Balkan Project Lab” aims at bringing the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth and the European Solidarity Corps closer to organisations in the Western Balkan Partner Countries and finding ways how to use the Programmes in a meaningful way for the participating organisations, young people and the local communities involved with an intention to increase the quality of project proposals with the region.

The participants in the “Western Balkan Project Lab” will:

  • discover what kinds of opportunities are offered by the Programmes;
  • explore the ways the Programmes can support the organisations’ core mission in the field of youth;
  • hear and see variety of good practices and practical approaches relevant for designing and implementing meaningful projects within the Programmes;
  • have an opportunity for networking and exchange of practices with other organisations in the Western Balkan countries.
  • The activity will be consisted of inputs, reflection, group work, workshops and peer support activities.

The programme is designed to follow the adapted version of Design Thinking process with five stages: Emphasize – Define – Ideate – Prototype – Test. (More information about the Design Thinking process and how its applied in the activity is in the enclosed document.)

Target group:

The activity addresses representatives of organisations from the Western Balkan Partner Countries, who are interested in working with the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth and / or European Solidarity Corps. We welcome everyone from newcomers to experienced project leaders, however, all participants should have an intention to take a leading role in their future projects within the Programmes (either as applicants or as partners).

We are looking for participants representing an organisation with the following situation/need:

  • The organisation has identified specific needs in its local context, has an idea how to respond to these needs through transnational cooperation, and is interested in finding out how the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth or European Solidarity Corps can play a part in the process.
  • The organisation has a concrete project idea to be implemented in the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth or European Solidarity Corps but needs further information or inspiration to take it forwards.

The organisation or its partner has tried to apply for grants within the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth or European Solidarity Corps, but has so far not been successful, and needs further advice how to improve their proposals.

The organisation has a specific vision what it wants to achieve in its local context and is interested in developing the competences of their staff through transnational cooperation.
The organisation is interested in building its capacities and / or contributing to the development of youth work and youth systems in the Western Balkan region through transnational cooperation.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs for accommodation and food are covered by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

The SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre will reimburse the travel costs of the selected participants.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre

Co-organiser:

Beyond Barriers Association – Youth NGO

Phone: + 386 1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Western Balkan Project Lab.pdf

Contact for questions:

Suzana Puhar

E-Mail: suzana.puhar@movit.si