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Forum: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Information Forum

Dates: 30 March – 20 July 2020

Venue: Online, Belgium – FR

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, Turkey, United Kingdom, Southern Mediterranean countries ( Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia)

Application deadline: 29th March 2020

This information forum is designed for youth workers and youth trainers to drop in and ask any questions they have about the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange initiative.

General Description

  • Do you have questions about Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange and its opportunities?
  • Are you interested in taking part but you do not know what activity best suits your organisation’s needs?

Do you have doubts about participants eligibility, activities duration and expected workload?
Every first and third Monday of the month, from 15.00 to 16.30 CET, the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange team will be available to answer any question in an online space.

16th March 15:00-16:00 CET
30th March 15:00-16:00 CET
13th April 15:00-16:00 CET
27th April 15:00-16:00 CET
11th May 15:00-16:00 CET
25th May 15:00-16:00 CET
8th June 15:00-16:00 CET
22nd June 15:00-16:00 CET
6th July 15:00-16:00 CET
20th July 15:00-16:00 CET

Register and drop-in to one of our sessions. Our team will help you clarify all your doubts.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online Forum

Travel reimbursement

Online Forum

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (Others)

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange is a ground-breaking project enabling youth in Europe and the Southern Mediterranean to engage in meaningful intercultural experiences online, as part of their formal or non-formal education.

Phone: +34928000000

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fabio Nascimbeni

E-Mail: f.nascimbeni@uni-med.net

Seminar. Youth centres of the future. Luxembourg

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Seminar: Youth centres of the future

Dates: 18-19 June 2020

Venue: Luxembourg

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, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th April 2020

ATTENTION: DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 THIS ACTIVITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. APPLICANTS WILL BE INFORMED OF NEW DATES ONCE CONFIRMED!

The aim is to foster exchange and to brainstorm together if the orientation of youth policy and youth work in the setting of youth centres is still tailored to the needs and interests of young people.

General Description

The everyday lives of young people are fast changing. At the same time the youth centres in Luxembourg have existed for over two decades, and there is a possibility, that the needs of young people are developing faster than, and not necessary in accordance with the concept, architecture and equipment of the youth centres.

Therefore, it is essential to analyse on a regular basis if this is the case, and if so, further develop and adapt the concept of the youth centres.

Through a participative approach we would like to gather policy makers, youth workers, and researchers to discuss what the youth centres of the future could look like, what could be the role of the youth workers, how we can reach out to young people, what the impact of digitalisation could be, and if the findings and needs are different for small, medium and large municipalities.

The objectives of this 2-day seminar are:

  • Present the challenges to adapt the youth centres to the fast changing needs and interest of young people in the view of youth workers, researchers and policy makers
  • Make an inventory of different models of youth centres
  • Elaborate possible alternative concepts and approaches for locally embedded youth centres

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This training is subject to the approval of the European Commission

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • ministère de l’Éducation nationale, de l’Enfance et de la Jeunesse – Youth Ministry

Phone: (+352) 247-75237

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Lynn Hendriks

E-mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

E-Mail: lynn.hendriks@men.lu

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.

Training Course. Power of Positivity. Finland

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Training Course Power of Positivity: Youth Exchanges

Dates: 22-26 June 2020

Venue: Nurmes, Finland

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

Application deadline: 30th April 2020

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

General Description

Supporting Mental Health Is Easy

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

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

Can youth exchanges promote mental health?

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

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

Who is this training for?

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

You may be interested in

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

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

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

Peaceful (and sleepy) countryside

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

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

The Finnish National Agency for Education EDUFI – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Hyvärilä Youth Centre – Youth NGO

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Finland.pdf

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi

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Training Course: Game zone

Dates: 16-23 April 2020

Venue: Bidart, France

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia

Application deadline: 7th March 2020

The training is about discovering educational games, game-based learning, roleplay & simulation games, Towards the end of the course participants will create their own games and test them as well as document their work for a game compilation booklet.

General Description

The training course “Game Zone” is organized by Association La Villa (FR) Shokkin Group (EST) and BE international (CZ) in Bidart, France, during the period of 16.4-23.4.2020, including 24 participants and 5 team members from 11 countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Malta, Poland Portugal and Slovenia).

During the 8-day training course, we will discover how to use educational games as a method of youth work. We use various forms of games as a form of pedagogy in teachig and in non-formal education. Our main idea is that simulation & roleplay games is appealing and fun for everybody, making it ideal as a tool for educational work with youngsters.

Aims:

To promote the use of game-based learning methods in youth work and explore application of simulation/roleplay games through training youth workers to assess learning needs of young people, adapt game-based learning methods and develop and test own simulation/roleplay games.

Objectives:

  •  To identify and explore social topics that influence youth in the countries that partner in the project;
  •  To introduce games as an educational tool to tackle various social topics in learning environments;
  •  To give participants tools for mapping and identifying learning needs of their target group;
  •  To equip participants with tools for educational and experiential game design;
  •  To create a set of educational games on social issues in the frame of non-formal learning;
  •  To test created games and analyse their usability in the context of youth work;
  •  To empower youth workers/youth leaders to use simulation and roleplay games while working with youth.
  •  To create a game compilation booklet as on-line resource to share amongst other youth workers;

Who are we Looking for?

We are looking for youth workers/youth leaders who will be willing and committed to participate actively in ALL sessions:

  •  All participants HAVE TO BE OVER 18 YEARS OLD and HAVE RESIDENCY IN THE SENDING COUNTRY otherwise they cannot participate in the project.

  •  All participants should speak and understand English.
  •  All participants should be ready to experiment and commit to working on creating a game and its later development and dissemination.
  •  Participants should already be involved in youth work or be motivated to get involved with it.
  •  Participants should be interested in making follow up international projects.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The participants will receive full board at the centre Izar Perdia in Bidart.

Association La Villa cover the cost of the full board for all participants.

Travel reimbursement

The travel cost are covered according to the rules of Erasmus+:

  •  20 EUR for French participants (extra budget can be discussed with the coordinator of the project)
  •  275 EUR for all the other countries

Participation fee

The participation fee is 35 €

Application

 

Organiser:

Association La Villa – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Shokkin group Estonia – Youth NGO

Phone: +33669303800

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Denis Crovella Mikič

E-Mail: lavilla64@orange.fr

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Training Course TOSCA: European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 31 August – 4 September 2020

Venue: Bonn, Germany

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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 3rd July 2020

The training activity aims to support and build up the capacities of organizations that actively participate in volunteering actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and impact in the respective projects.

General Description

Objectives and benefits of the training course:

  • Foster understanding, awareness and commitment to core quality criteria of the European Solidarity Corps
  • Build up competences on how to design and implement European Solidarity Corps projects with a view to quality
  • Ensure clarity and support on how the programme works formally: opportunities, guidelines, structures, priorities, rules, and procedures
  • Give space to participants to express burning issues and needs and offer support where possible
  • Foster a supportive community of organisations involved in the European Solidarity Corps
  • Awaken the learner within

Part of the course is an obligatory online preparatory phase:

Before the residential training course in Germany, there is a mandatory online preparatory/introductory phase. It aims to introduce basic information in order to establish common grounds as well as provide a place where participants will start to form a community of learners and will carry out first homework and assessments of their own organisation, local community and own needs.

We are looking for participants who:

  • are involved in the Volunteering Actions in European Solidarity Corps Programme
  • are connected to organisations/institutions holding a Quality Label for Volunteering (or an accreditation for Volunteering in Erasmus+).
  • have a crucial role in and commitment to providing conditions for high quality activities
  • ensuring a positive impact of Volunteering Activities within their community
  • creating learning opportunities within the organisation and for volunteers

Team

The concept of the TOSCA is based on the experience of the network of National Agencies and established by a pool of trainers with the support of Resource Centres.

The activity will be facilitated by two experienced trainers:

Jan Latal

Bara Stemper Bauerova

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

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.

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

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:

Jugend für Europa National Agency for the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

Phone: 0049-228-9506226

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Karin Schulz

E-Mail: schulz@jfemail.de

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 YES, U2: Engage NEET with community

Dates: 25 April – 1 May 2020

Venue: Sigulda, Latvia

Eligible are 26 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

Application deadline: 3rd March 2016

YES, U2 – Engage NEET with community is about innovative youth work approaches to engage NEET youth with local community.

General Description

Do you work on social inclusion or are you inclusive? What is the difference? Who has the responsibility to engage NEET youth with community? NEET youth are identified with what they are “Not” (in Education, Employment and Training). Instead, we use hopeful future approach to develop practical strategies on how to connect NEET with community.

The aim of the training course is to build capacity and competences of people working with youth in order to engage NEET youth with local community.

This training course specially focuses on innovative learning approaches and developing competences in order to create safe and comprehensive spaces, supporting young people’s sense of belonging to society and empowering them to take an active role in the local community.

Objectives
1. To find a common ground about NEET youth in different communities;
2. To raise awareness on the youth worker’s role to empower NEET youth to be engaged with local communities;
3. To explore hopeful-future approach to support the inclusion of NEET youth in the local community;
4. To develop practical strategies in order to engage NEET youth with their local community;
5. To build a network among practitioners in order to explore further ways to cooperate within the
Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

Participants

Youth workers, educators, volunteers and practitioners in the youth field, active at local level in formal and non-formal education who:

  •  work with young people in their community;
  •  are interested to work with unemployed youth;
  •  are interested in how to work with marginalized youth;
  •  care about including NEET youth with their local community.

Expected results
Participants after the training increase their competences:
● To promote and take action towards social inclusion of NEET youth;
● To encourage active participation of NEET young people;
● To empower young people to develop their sense of belonging in the local community;
● To build strategies and implement action plan with local communities;
● To prevent the enrolment of youth into NEET status;
● To create a network within practitioners at local and European level.

The outcomes of the training course are transferred to the young people by increasing their potential for active citizenship, building their capacity to be aware of their strengths and opportunities in local communities, the labour market and their personal life.

Methodology
The methodology is based on principles and values of non-formal education:
● Experiential learning
● Addressing different learning styles
● Variety of learning settings (indoor/outdoor)
● Diverse nature, art and body-based techniques
● Group atmosphere supported peer learning
● Learners co-create their learning process

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:

Agency for International Programs for Youth in Latvia – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Agencia Nacional Espanola de la Juventud (Injuve) – National Agency

Agenzia nazionale per i giovani (ANG) – National Agency

Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) – National Agency

Phone: + 371 67358062

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Yes U2, Latvia.pdf

Contact for questions:

Ieva Upesleja

E-Mail: ieva.upesleja@jaunatne.gov.lv

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: Four winds

Dates: 30 May – 4 June 2020

Venue: Litija, Slovenia

Eligible are 22 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 15th March 2020

The training will invite us to explore the relationship to ourselves and the world around us by working on the four levels of awareness – emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual. Nature will be our support and guide.

General Description

For whom?

The training is open to participants around the world, who would like to:

  • Explore and nurture their deep connection with themselves and everything that surrounds them,
  • Get to know various nature-based approaches to support the personal and group processes,
  • Learn about the Four winds methodology and symbolism,
  • Participate in an embodied and experiential methodology process,
  • Share their story and experience.

Programme

Through a 5 day training we will be experimenting with the four levels and their symbolism (water, earth, fire, air; spiritual, physical, cognitive, emotional; winter, autumn, spring, summer; …).

We will be connecting with each of the four levels through different channels/methods – music, dance, theatre, gardening, nonviolent communication, medicine walks, ….

The process and reflection will be supported by the coaching and art of hosting methodologies. The main aim is to build connection and appreciation with everything around us, learn to live together and then, with the support of a forest medicine walk, seek guidance in nature for a future which can support us in carrying the burden for a better tomorrow, for everyone. We will cocreate the training with guest trainers, who are experts in different methodologies (embodied dance, nonviolent communication, theatre…).

The story behind this training

The Four winds project represents the combination of experiential, non-formal, embodied, peer-to-peer trainings in the natural environment, which is a result of 5-years of work, experimenting with various nature-based approaches; and creation of cards with diverse activities.

(the participants will receive a set of cards on the training).

In the next days, we will share a link to the blog post, which tells the story behind more in depth.

The project is funded by the European Union and Bridge 47 network.

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

The food, accommodation and programme are covered.

Accommodation will be possible in a bigger shared room or in tents (we have tents to lend for free) We will be staying in nature, but there are facilities on the location (a big kitchen, 3 toilets, 2 showers, a lots of covered places to work at in case of rain). You will receive the logistical details and the address of the venue upon confirmation of the participation.

The food provided will be vegetarian, freshly prepared from mainly local ingredients from a nearby farm, cooked for us by our kitchen magicians.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are paid by the participants themselves, we can support you in finding the best option to travel.

Participation fee

50 eur – 100 eur (unemployed, students), 100-150 eur (employed).

The application is open until the 15th of March, in case of too many applications, we will do a selection of participants representing various walks of lives and coming from various places.

We will let you know on the selection by the 20th of March and you will be asked to cover the participation fee, which is the final confirmation of your participation.

Application

 

Organiser:

Association Lojtra –  Youth NGO

Phone: 0038631877684

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Tina

E-Mail: tina@drustvolojtra.si