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Training Course Europe Goes Local SP: Meeting of Municipal Youth Councils, Exchanging Realities & Practices for recognition of local youth work

Dates: 1-5 September 2020

Venue: Online, Greece

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

Application deadline: 31st July 2020

The meeting will reinforce the networking among the members of Municipal Youth Councils, by sharing their realities and good practises, by discussing the level of recognition of local youth work in their local communities and by designing future actions

General Description

Europe Goes Local is an international project funded through the Erasmus+ Programme. The core aim of the project is to raise the quality of local youth work in particular through enhanced cooperation between various stakeholders that are active at the municipal level.

The Partnership currently involves about 200 members who represent around 120 municipalities from 22 participating countries.

The Partnership also intends to have a multiplying effect by connecting to various activities of the partners and spreading project results to a wide range of stakeholders. This Strategic Partnership is a platform for multi-level initiatives. Large-scale events, mapping exercises and network-wide actions are coordinated at the European level while National Agencies develop national plans to respond to the needs of their partners and create different types of learning opportunities with a transnational dimension.

How can youth work be meaningfully documented and reflected on without wasting too much time? How can communities offer their young people a broad range of exchange opportunities? How does international youth work contribute to inclusion for all young people? And how can European concepts have an impact at local level?

The main abjectives of the TC are:

  • to have a multiplying effect by connecting to various activities of the representatives and
  • spreading project results to a wide range of stakeholders
  • to raise the quality of local youth work through enhanced cooperation between various
  • stakeholders that are active at the municipal level
  • to enhance networking among municipality representatives
  • to share good and bad practices
  • to make a step forward for the recognition of youth work

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:

Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – National Agency

Phone: +302131314435

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Panagiota Karametou

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

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

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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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E-learning The Sustainability Academy. 5Rs in Youth work

Dates: 14 September – 9 October 2020

Venue: Online, Luxembourg

Eligible are 25 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

Application deadline: 20th July 2020

The Sustainability Academy is a 4-week online training in sustainable youth work. Using Design Thinking, we will focus on sustainable development principles, social entrepreneurship and circular economy and learn to apply those concepts in youth work.

General Description

The Sustainability Academy is a 50h online training focused on sustainability in youth work. Over 4 weeks, the participants will be invited to use Design thinking methodology to identify the challenges they face and elaborate with young people:

  • climate change,
  • abuse of the environmental recourses,
  • consumption,
  • social injustice and others.

With Fridays for Future young people express already their disagreement to how older generations approach the issues. Is it possible to co-create with them long-term actions, where all generations could get involved in common strategy?

During the course the participants will be assisted with 3 coaches experienced in non-formal education and Design Thinking as well as 3 experts in areas of Sustainable development, Circular Economy and Social Entrepreneurship. Together they will explore potential solutions for more sustainable lifestyles and communities. Online character of the training will allow the participants to stay connected to their local realities and yet have a chance to check it with international colleagues.

The main objectives are:

  • Understand current environmental and social challenges and the way young people approach them (5R: reuse, reduce, recycle, rethink, refuse)
  • Rethink the current way of doing: prepare young people to co-create more circular, sustainable world
  • Identify already existing tools used in youth work and community work in Luxembourg and Europe (incl virtual visits and meetings to the projects)
  • Co-create potential solutions that can be multiplied on local and European level
  • Learn Design Thinking process by applying it to solve concrete challenge

The participants will have a chance to interact with others via synchronized meetings on an online platform (Zoom) as well as explore their own communities and report the results using common online tools, like Padlet, Miro, Mural.

The overall course time will be divided between plenary sessions (keynotes, input sessions, virtual visits or the projects in Luxemburg), small group work (assisted by coaches and experts), individual learning (research and testing) and online social actions (e.g. yoga class, zero-waste cooking, online concert).

Participation in the whole course is required to be able to receive the certificate.

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:

Anefore asbl – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Art square lab asbl

Phone: 00352 691 307 400

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Schedule Sustainability Academy.pdf

Contact for questions:

Magdalena Jakubowska

E-mail: nadine.linden@anefore.lu

E-Mail: magdalena@artsquarelab.net

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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Webinar: Making Youth Goals Visible

Dates: 4 June 2020

Time: 2-4PM CEST

Venue: Online (zoom.us), Estonia

Eligible are 450 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: 3rd May 2020

One of the biggest youth participation projects in Europe is the structured dialogue and the creation of Youth Goals! Join our webinar to learn how policy messages can be made more attractive and practical for everyone.

General Description

 

The Youth Goals are the outcome of the Youth Dialogue process with over 50.000 young people across Europe. The webinar will give an insight into the ideas, success factors and learning moments behind the promotion and European distribution of the Youth Goals during their creation.

Young people, values and EU – gives you an overview how Finnish National Agency decided to distribute EU Youth strategy to the youth field by using participative methods, which was created together with group of young people.

  • Learn from practitioners what methods and approaches can be used to promote youth participation
  • Get inspiration on how to simplify complicated processes and messages
  • Gather ideas how to put Youth Goals into practice in your country!
  • Get more tips and tricks how to work with decision makers, partners and young people
  • Up your knowledge on communicating the youth voice

Speakers:

Martin Kitzberger works as a policy officer at the Austrian National Youth Council. His fields of expertise include international and European youth politics and youth participation. He was one of the organizers of the European youth conference in Vienna in 2018 and contributed to the development and dissemination of the Youth Goals.

Annina Kurki is working for Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity corps (EDUFI). She has worked in the field of youth work over 10 year before starting her work at NA. She was part of the team who co-created the Young people, values and EU – model.

Lauri Keskiväli is a drama and theater coach, who was responsible for creating the method Young people, values and EU, together with the group of young people. He works for the city of Lahti.

In order to take part of this webinar, participants will have to ensure following technical requirements are guaranteed to have a good webinar experience:

  • Wifi or 3G/4G network
  • speakers
  • microphone (optional)
  • webcam (optional)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar. In case of cancellation less than 2 days before the webinar takes place, SALTO PI might take this into account in selection of participants in future events. We request responsibility and keeping agreements.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Participation and Information Resource Centre

Phone: +3726979231

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Kadri Maripuu

E-Mail: kadri.maripuu@archimedes.ee

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Dates: 23-27 November 2020

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

Eligible are 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 30th September 2020

Contact-making seminar for organisations working with youth with special needs under the guidelines of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) and Erasmus+ (Youth) programs.

General Description

Aim: To encourage and support organisations that work with young people with special needs to develop inclusive projects under the guidelines of the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) and Erasmus+ Youth programs.

The activity will facilitate getting to know each other’s work and interests, explore potential ideas for common projects and build experience and quality partnerships.

The activity will bring together different representatives of organisations, working directly with young people with special needs. We invite both newcomers and more experienced organisations to the program. In three full working days, we will provide the space and inspiration to network and to discover the factors which compose good, inclusive projects. It will be the start of planning projects together.

Profile of organizations:

supporting/working directly with youth with special needs.

Objectives:

  • To create a space for meeting fellow organisations working with the same target group and establishing partnerships and networks.
  • To explore European Solidarity Corps and Erasmus+ Youth programs as a tool for supporting active participation and social integration of young people with special needs and empowering them to succeed.
  • To explore quality criteria in developing successful future projects.
  • To inspire and to encourage the participants to develop, to apply and to implement future projects within the programs.

Elements of the program:

  1. Presentation of ESC and Erasmus+ Youth programs.
  2. Presentation of, and field visits to best practice.
  3. Stimulating capacity building on more effective inclusion of their own target group.
  4. Partnership building activities.
  5. Space and time for project creation (aims, goals, partners, next steps)

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:

Agency of International Youth Cooperation – National Agency

Phone: (8 5) 250 7440

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme Lithuania.pdf

Contact for questions:

Aistė Natkevičiūtė

E-Mail: aiste@jtba.lt

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@Work. Building Ecoliteracy: Preparing European young people for the green labour market

Dates: 5-11 October 2020

Venue: Santander, Spain

Eligible are 30 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, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 6th July 2020

The training course aims to prepare and inspire professionals working with and for young people to bring an ecological focus in their labour market orientation projects.

General Description

The training course, proposed by the Youth@Work Partnership on Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies, aims to prepare and inspire professionals working with and for young people to bring an ecological focus in their labour market orientation projects.

In order to equip young people for the green labour market, we are organising a training course for professionals who work for and with young people. With this training, we want to prepare the participants to guide the young people they work with along their employability path, with a special focus on those competences that they will need to acquire for fulfilling the requirements of the increasing number of green jobs available.

Context:

According to the European Commission: ‘It is easy to consider green jobs as the preserve of eco-industries. After all, employment in this sector has grown by 20% since 2000 and now provides 4.2 million jobs. But the growing importance of sustainability has reached all sectors. Many industries have realised that investing in resource efficiency, energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste and water management actually saves them money by being less reliant on primary materials and imports.’

In order to be prepared to fulfil the demanding duties of a green job, it’s not only technical and scientific knowledge that is needed, but also eco-literacy, eco-consciousness, creativity, and many other traits and competences which are not taught or trained in formal education institutions. This leaves young people unprepared to fulfil the requirements needed for the growing green labour sector.

Our project aims to fill this gap.

Objectives:

  • Train 30 professionals (youth workers, trainers, youth leaders/change-makers and policy-makers) on guiding the young people they work with along their employability path, with a special focus on competences needed in the green labour sector;
  • Analyse the current trends of the labour market and explore the new competences that will be needed to cover the demands of the future green job market;
  • Provide participants with a wider understanding of the ecological systems and raise awareness of the urge for preparing young generations for future challenges;
  • Promote youth work and non-formal education as tools to develop the competences that young people will need in the future green labour market;
  • Provide professionals and young people with methods and tools in order to improve youth employability and inspire green innovation;
  • Create a network of youth professionals having a specific interest in and motivation to further cooperate on initiatives connected with the green labour market.

Methods:

We will use a combination of formal and non-formal learning methods, the non-formal ones being the dominant methods. The methodologies that we will apply will require a high involvement from participants.

It will be experiential learning, as well, meaning that participants will experience themselves some of the methodologies and techniques that they then will be able to apply with the young people they work with.

We have planned enough reflection time for the learning to sink in, as well as feedback time for the trainers to be able to adapt the programme to the participants’ needs as required.

Youth@Work Partnership on Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

This training activity is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 16 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work

This training course is organised by INJUVE, the Spanish Erasmus+ National Agency in collaboration with the Government of Cantabria Spain and Centro Internacional Santander Emprendimiento (CISE).

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:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE)

Co-organisers:

  • Government of Cantabria Spain and Centro Internacional Santander Emprendimiento (CISE)

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Building Ecoliteracy.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.

E-learning. Youth mobility in the digital era. Germany

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E-learning MOVE IT: Youth mobility in the digital era – Online event

Dates: 26 May – 17 June 2020

Venue: Online, Germany

Eligible are 300 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: 17th May 2020

Digital and smart youth work in general have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years, long before COVID-19 catapulted the topic into the spotlight. This online event will focus specifically on european and international youth mobility.

General Description

Digital and smart youth work in general have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years, long before COVID-19 catapulted the topic into the spotlight. This online event will focus specifically on european and international youth mobility which, so far, has not been at the centre of the debates.

It will further focus on digitalisation processes within and surrounding European youth mobility activities such as Erasmus+ Youth Programme or European Solidarity Corps projects.

From keynote speech to Online BarCamp and from webinars to live Q&A, the “MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era“ online event will inspire participants, update them on the latest trends and give them a platform for exchange of ideas. And it will shape the future of digital youth mobility!

How are digital tools used to support international youth mobility? Do digital and technological solutions hold the potential to further develop youth mobility, inclusion and participation? How do shakers and makers deal with “digital“ and where do they see hindrances and opportunities?

The format: 2 blocks and 7 dates

The first block provides an overview of the current state of research on digital youth work (feat. first conclusions for international mobility activities). The opening and keynote speech will be followed by an Online BarCamp where participants can discuss and exchange experiences on a peer-to-peer level.

How to cope with the challenges posed by COVID-19? Are digital and virtual solutions enough (and why not)? Personal experience with online and digital tools for organising and implementing international mobility will also be presented. Four webinars, each including a live Q&A part, will further explore existing approaches and inspire participants to look at the potentials they could use.

The second block focusses on the future to look at how digital formats will or could change the ways youth workers deal with young people in the future. An input on how international youth mobility and youth work could look like in 2030 should lead to a vivid exchange of visions. The debate will show whether there is common ground regarding the direction international youth mobility could and should take on a local, national and European level.
Please note: There is no need to take part in all events, it is possible to apply for certain events.

For further details, please check the draft programme on this page (see PDF file below).

All content relating to the “MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era” online event, such as connection details (public livestreaming), reading lists and upcoming documentation (keynote speech and webinars) will be at available at www.jugendfuereuropa.de/veranstaltungen/MOVE-IT.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency for the EU programmes

Finnish National Agency for Education

Co-organisers:

IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany

ENTK Estonian Youth Work Centre

Verke Centre of Expertise for Digital Youth Work

Youth Department of Helsinki

Phone: +49 228 9506 224

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme MOVE IT in the digital era.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katharina Erbes

E-Mail: erbes@jfemail.de