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Training Course. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

A training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

You did a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer! EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.

You will attend workshops on:

  • opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
  • Mobility programmes in Europe
  • Project management and PR activities
  • Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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 involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

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. Step into Strategic Partnerships on Inclusion within Erasmus+. Germany

Berlin

Training Course: Step into Strategic Partnerships on Inclusion within Erasmus+ Youth

Dates: 1-7 March 2020

Venue: Berlin, Germany

Eligible are approx. 16 participants 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: 20th January 2020

This training course aims to support people dealing with youth with di(vers)abilities to increase competences in developing quality Strategic Partnerships in innovation or exchange of good practice in the youth field within Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

General Description

Strategic Partnership projects provide opportunities for sustainable international cooperation and innovation in the youth field within Erasmus+ Youth.

These projects have a lot of potential for the development of innovative ideas and concepts of wider relevance for the youth field in Europe. For that, Strategic Partnerships also offer a huge potential when it comes to the topic of inclusion.

We are looking for participants who:

  • are professionals working with young people in the social field: youth workers, social workers, (social) pedagogues, caretakers, youth leaders, working with disabilities (incl autism, sensory disabilities, diversabilities, learning difficulties, etc.)
  • are able to communicate in English (it will be the main working language)
  • are directly working in an organisation or institution, based in one of the Erasmus+ Youth programme countries
  • are willing to develop or exchange good practices of working with youth on the international level
  • so far have not implemented a Strategic Partnership under Key Action 2 within the Erasmus+ Youth programme
  • have a specific idea and willingness to develop and implement Strategic Partnership projects.

Throughout the 5 day course, you will have opportunities to:

  • Explore essential aspects about Strategic Partnership projects being part of the Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ Youth programme
  • Understand quality requirements for Strategic Partnerships
  • Get to know examples of such projects

  • Link the needs of the inclusion field with the opportunities of Strategic Partnerships
  • Explore what does it take to build and sustain an equal partnership among organisations
  • Understand the main principles of building a structure of activities, outputs and a budget of a Strategic Partnership project

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:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Phone: 0049 (0) 228 9506 275

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Step Forward Berlin.pdf

Contact for questions:

Alicia Holzschuh

E-Mail: holzschuh@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 TYE: Tools for Youth Exchanges

Dates: 5-11 April 2020

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 25-30 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, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 16th February 2020

A Youth Exchange needs content. Tools for Youth Exchanges is a training that enables participants to explore tools around group processes, (intercultural) learning, involvement of young people and how to facilitate these tools during a youth exchange.

General Description

The overall aim of TYE – Tools for Youth Exchanges – is for youth leaders and youth workers to explore, share and adapt tools that can be used to improve their youth exchange projects.

Further TYE is designed according to the following objectives:

  • To increase awareness of group processes and tools that facilitate group development
  • To develop competences in designing and facilitating educational workshops
  • To explore tools that support learning process, including debriefing and recognition of learning.
  • To explore tools and models that focus on intercultural learning.
  • To explore how to motivate young people to be actively involved at all stages of a youth exchange project.
  • To gain understanding of how to support young people during the follow-up phase of a youth exchange project.

Expected profile of participants:

  • The training course is designed for voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with young people and who have one from the following experiences with Erasmus+ Youth Programme
  • Have experience in organising and/or participating as a team member in international youth exchange;
  • Have applied for a youth exchange project funding and are waiting for an answer or just about to implement a youth exchange;
  • Have applied for a youth exchange project and has been rejected (and are planning to apply again).
  • You should have a direct contact with young people who are already involved or want to get involved in an international youth exchanges.

This training course will be in English, without any possibility of permanent translation. Therefore, we ask you to have a good level of English (to be able to understand and to communicate).

  • Participants should be at least 18 years old.
  • Expected group size is approximately 25-30 participants

Course programme

TYE course programme is built on the past experiences of participants and offers variety of workshops, info-sessions, activities to improve youth exchange practices of using tools and methods. Attached is the provisional programme of the course.

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:

Turkish National Agency – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • The Icelandic Erasmus+ National Agency – National Agency

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Programme Istanbul TYE.pdf

Contact for questions:

Youth Work Unit

E-Mail: youthexchanges@ua.gov.tr

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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Youth Exchange 3R: Reduce, reuse, recycle

Dates: 29th of February – 7th of March 2020

Venue: Kaunas, Lithuania

We are looking for 2 participants (16 – 24 years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 40 participants coming from: Lithuania, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Croatia

Application deadline: 7th January 2020

ATTENTION: Last call for applicants!

“Reduce-reuse-recycle” is a 9 days Youth Exchange project which will be held in Kaunas, Lithuania and will gather participants from 5 countries – Lithuania, Croatia, Greece, Romania and Bulgaria to changing attitudes in the field of recycling and bringing positive impact to changing pollution situation.

General Description

Unrecycled waste is one of the key problems of our environment. Plastic and other kind of waste pollutes our earth, water and air which also contributes to climate change. European Commission has announced that 70% of waste which is found in oceans and beaches consists of one-time plastic products.

What is more, in October 2018 EC first time announced that plastic has already entered human’s nutrition chain. However, many steps are taken towards reducing the amount of waste which gets into landfills, whilst many more steps are needed to make this come true.

Project‘s objectives:

  •  To raise awareness about consequences of unsorted waste and importance of recycling.
  •  To introduce reduce-reuse-recycle method participants and their local communities.
  •  To encourage participants and their local communities to take direct action and responsibly recycle waste.

Goal:
Project will be mainly based on reduce-reuse-recycle method and will seek to encourage 35 young participants and local society members to REDUCE amount of waste they produce; to REUSE things they have already bought and to RECYCLE the waste which they want to throw away.

Number of participants: 7 participants + 1 leader per country. At least 2 participants per National group with social, economic or geographic obstacles.
Economic obstacles are:

  •  young people with a low standard of living, low income, dependence on social welfare system;
  • in long-term unemployment or poverty;
  • young people who are homeless, young people in debt or with financial problems.

Activities during the project: All activities of project will be based on non-formal learning methods.

  •  Analyzing daily habits and usage of plastic of participants in everyday life;
  •  Presentation about different types of plastic and their damage for environment;
  •  Survey with local people about their daily plastic usage;
  •  Case analysis about new production policy of plastic straws and other one-time plastic;
  •  Creative workshop “how to reduce amount of plastic we use and other waste we produce”;
  •  Presentations about waste and recycling situation in participating countries
  •  Practical workshop while participants will be learning how to recycle waste correctly
  •  Creative workshop “how to encourage society to start recycling”

Each participating country will need to present waste and recycling situation in their countries, discuss core issues, problems and positive changes which took place recently. Together with participants we will discuss what are the main reasons in each country which prevent communities from recycling.

Also, each group will have to lead 1-2 activities during the project. Concrete tasks will be given to each National group leader.

Team building game or energizer. If you know any great game or activity, which gets people together and helps to feel team spirit or refill yourself with energy – please share it. We will be happy to involve participants into the programme as much as possible.

Youth exchange programme includes:

  • ice-breaking,
  • team-building,
  • social inclusion activities.
  • Topic-related activities:

Close-up activities: reflections, Youthpass evaluation, giving Youthpass certificates, evaluation, creating dissemination and visibility plan.

After exchange: Dissemination phase will take place. It is responsibility of every participant and partner’s organization to share information about the project, to post photos and messages in social media. More detailed dissemination plan will be created during exchange by participants themselves which we will follow during this period.

The main language used during the project will be English. As we will work in an international environment, participants taking part in “Reduce – reuse – recycle” project should be able to communicate and express themselves in English.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation, food and materials – 100% funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. This includes everything, except for travel costs. It’s highly recommended to start buying travelling tickets early. It’s recommended to have a disposal for drinks, small shopping, etc. We are counting less travelling expenses as your contribution to the project.

Travel reimbursement

  • Lithuania 20
  • Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia 220

We will reimburse the travel expenses by bank transfer to partner organization accounts after the exchange. In order to make the reimbursement, firstly, dissemination activities will have to be implemented. Also, it is compulsory that you deliver all the necessary documents for us.

If your travel costs exceed the official limits, the reimbursement will be limited to the maximum amount of travel costs allocated for each country. If you fail to provide all the necessary travel documents, we will be unable to reimburse you.

For plane travel, the original documents that we need are:

1. E-ticket; 2. Invoice; 3. Proof of payment or receipt; 4. Boarding passes.

Participation fee

There’s a participation fee of 30 euros per participant. The fee will be deposited after successful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Neribota Ateitis Association – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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Training Course APPETISER: An introduction on how to use Erasmus+ for international youth work

Dates: 30 March – 3 April 2020

Venue: Danhostel Ishøj Strand, Denmark

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, United Kingdom

 Application deadline: 6th January 2020

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ and partially the European Solidarity Corps Programmes.

General Description

Appetiser aims to give a strong positive first experience of international youth work and motivate participants to use the Erasmus+ Programme and to a certain extent though it will not be tackled as much in details – the European Solidarity Corps Programme.

This aim summarises the entire idea of the seminar – to give a feeling, what it means to work with young people in an international setting. Leaving all explanations and knowledge aside it is about giving a space for participants to explore the advantage of “internationality” themselves.

So:

  • Do you have experience as a youth work/leader at local level and yet did not organise international youth activities within Erasmus+ (or the European Solidarity Corps programmes)?
  • Do you want to know about Erasmus+ opportunities for international youth exchanges, volunteering activities or/and training projects for youth workers?
  • Are you in contact with young people or other people who would benefit from being involved in international activities?
  • Are you part of an organisation or informal group that is new to Erasmus+ or wants to get to know about new opportunities for international activities within this programme?

Should you have answered positively to the most of the questions above, then this course is for you!

“Appetiser” is designed according to the following objectives:

– To taste non-formal and intercultural learning

– To enjoy the first intercultural youth project experience

– To exchange local youth activities in the international context

– To explore possibilities of support available for international youth activities offered by the Erasmus+ Programme

– To analyse examples of qualitative youth projects supported by the Erasmus+ Programme

– To see how to benefit from international context in participants local work practice. The network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ organises several Appetiser TCs per year.

You’ll find an overview here.

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:

Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education – National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Sending NAs funding travel costs (see eligible countries) – National Agency

Phone: +45 72 31 82 81

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Appetizer.pdf

Contact for questions:

Louise Frilund

E-Mail: lfr@ufm.dk

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: Masterclass Webinar “Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange for youth organisations”

Dates: 10 December 2019

Venue: Webinar, 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 9th December 2019

This webinar on 10/12/19 at 10:00 CET is for youth workers/teams interested in learning more about Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange and how you can integrate this initiative into your youth activity programs.

General Description

The Masterclass will present the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange project and its current and future opportunities targeting European and South Mediterranean youth organisations.

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange, part of the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, provides an accessible, ground-breaking way for young people to engage in intercultural learning through ICT, encouraging intercultural dialogue, employability, and citizenship, strengthening the youth dimension of the EU neighbourhood policy.

Examples of the different activities young people can engage in through this project will be presented, together with ideas on how youth organisations can take part in the project
activities. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with participants and a Q&A session.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The event takes place online and there are no related costs to accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

The webinar does not require travelling and no reimbursements are foreseen.

Participation fee

There is no participation fee. Selected participants will have to confirm their participation and be available to attend the webinar. In case of cancellation less than 5 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:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Fabio Nascimbeni

E-Mail: f.nascimbeni@uni-med.net