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Training Course: Keep It Real! Vilnius 2018

Dates: 15-19 November 2019

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

This TC is aimed at those who have no or only some experience in preparing an Youth Exchange. The main aim is to support YE applicants to increase main quality aspects in various phases of the project and prepare eligible Youth Exchange.

General Description

This training course is aimed at those who have no or only some experience in preparing an Youth Exchange, but already have a project idea. The main aim is to support YE applicants to increase main quality aspects in various phases of the project and prepare eligible Youth Exchange.

What does it actually make to have a REAL youth exchange? What is YOUR REALITY of youth exchange projects? You probably had some experience in applying, what were your challenges, and expectations? We want to help you with finding tips&tricks to raise quality of the future youth exchange.

„Keep it REAL!“ training course will offer space to explore what does it take to have a REAL Youth Exchange. The course is mainly aimed at those who have no or only some experience of applying for international Youth Exchange – either you have just recently applied for the grant and received negative answer or you have freshly „joined the club“ of applicants by planning to apply for a grant for the first time.

The main aim of this training is to support youth exchange applicants to increase main quality aspects in various phases of the project. The approach of this TC is based on combination of inputs and practice to let participants put hands on real experiences – explore problem solving, share advises, deal with issues which really matters.

There are many quality criteria when it comes to Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges, this training course will concentrate on certain aspects that most of applicants are struggling with: youth participation, equal partnership, dimension of non-formal learning, intercultural learning, YouthPass process, seeing the whole project as a long-term learning process and dealing with possible risks. During this TC there will be possibility to practically complete the application form and receive feedback.

We are inviting representatives, young people who are actively involved in planning a youth exchange project. In the training course we are expecting up to 25 participants from Programme countries and Eastern Partnership countries. To encourage participation of young people during selection process priority will be given to them.

„Keep it REAL“ daily programme lasts for 3 full days, arrival day on Friday, 15th of November and departure day on Tuesday, 19th of November, 2019.

Team: Sandra Zaidova and Žilvinas Mažeikis who will share all their knowledge and experience in YE, also representatives of Lithuanian National Agency will join the training to support the process, share some technical aspects of youth exchange projects, get into direct contact with participants and share real examples from the field.

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 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

 

Organizer:

Lithuanian NA – National Agency

Phone: +370 5249 7003

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Keep it Real 2019.pdf

Contact for questions:

Skaistė Mickūnaite

E-Mail: skaiste@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: Living together in Diversity, resolving conflicts, building an inclusive Europe.

Dates: 9-18 October 2019

Venue: GSI Bad Bevensen, Germany

Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania

Application deadline: 1st September 2019

Training for multipliers from 7 European countries

A 10-days train-the-trainer seminar, to which 35 multipliers of youth work from Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Romania are expected in the Gustav Stresemann Institute (GSI) in Bad Bevensen.

General Description

The aim of the project is to use the learning effects of international exchange for dealing with the challenges of the living together and mutual understanding in modern societies shaped from a variety of different living conditions, milieus and lifestyles.

The participating multipliers shall be sensitized for the processes of marginalization and discrimination in Europe and get to know concepts to overcome them. Moreover they become further certified for the implementation and facilitation of international youth-exchange projects.

NGOs from 7 countries are partners in the project, with an additional set of migrants’ and minority (self-)organisations as stakeholders. Intercultural dialogue and systematic networking between the participants and their institutions will be strongly supported by this project.

So that on long-term the opportunities for young members of ethnic minorities to take part in European youth exchanges will be widened – a contribution to an ‘inclusive’ Europe.

The multipliers, who participate in the project, will especially be enabled to develop together joint youth exchange projects, which promote the competences of young people (of different ethnic communities), which they need for participation in democracy.

Therefore, good practice examples, methods and theory of inter- and trans-cultural learning, knowledge of guidelines for EU-funding are provided as well as international contacts. Last not least time and space for joint project planning are made available.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The costs related to accommodation and food will be completely covered by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

Max amount for Participant per country:

  •  Up to 275€ for participants from Bulgaria, Croatia,
    France, Italy, Hungary, Poland and Romania;
  • Up to 180€ for participants from Germany

Participation fee

It covers the whole program costs such as meals & accommodation (lodging in double rooms)

  • € 180, for participants from France, Germany and Italy
  • € 144, reduced fee for students and jobless persons
  • € 100, for participants from Croatia, Poland, Romania
    and Hungary

Application

 

Organiser:

Gustav Stresemann Institut in Nds. e.V.

Phone: +49 (0)5821 955-114

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course “Cherry on the cake”: Youth Exchange in the context of long term work with groups of young people

Dates: 10-14 November 2019

Venue: Tirana, Albania

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

Would you like to discover what makes a Youth Exchange the “Cherry on the cake”?

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”.

This three-day training course for youth workers and youth leaders opens a creative space for exploring different quality aspects of Youth Exchanges, such as how to connect them meaningfully with the local youth work, the learning dimension and active engagement of young people in the entire process of organising a Youth Exchange, and the value and challenges of international youth work. As a special feature, the training course will also give insight on how to incorporate different digital tools in Youth Exchanges.

The training concept has been developed to provide systematic support for organisations working with young people from Erasmus+ Programme Countries and the Western Balkan Partner Countries, who already have the basic understanding and experience in Youth Exchanges and want to learn more.

The activity will consist of the residential training course and preparation exercises.

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 objectives of the training course are to:

  • Explore the potential of Youth Exchanges for motivation, learning and empowerment in long term work with young people;
  • Highlighting the importance of involving young people in all phases of a Youth Exchange and the tailoring it according to their needs;
  • Increase the participants’ understanding of the role of the 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 those involved;
  • Identify the challenges brought by the international setting of a Youth Exchange and reflect on how to approach them;
  • Explore the use of digital tools in different phases of a Youth Exchange.

Target Group:

The training course aims to bring together 25 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 interested in leading Youth Exchanges in the future;
  • 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.

Team of Trainers:

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

Laimonas Ragauskas, who has been training and facilitating for more than 14 years in Europe and beyond. Recently his main interests and passions have been related to recognition of non-formal learning and connections with digital technology and education.
Vojislava Tomić Radivojša, working as a trainer for 20 years in the Western Balkans and at European level. For years have been focused at recognition of non-formal learning but also at intercultural education and human rights education in the youth field.

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 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

Co-organisers:

  • MOVIT (National Agency) – Slovenia
  • Beyond Barriers (Youth NGO) – Albania

Phone: +386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Suzana Puhar

E-Mail: suzana.puhar@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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Youth Exchange: Between two worlds

Dates: 04 – 18 August 2019

Venue: Klaffer, Austria

We are looking for 2 participants (13-20 years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 56 participants coming from: Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey and Austria

Application deadline: 26th July 2019

The purpose of this Exchange is to encourage tolerance among youngsters, to help them to recognise labelling and discrimination.

General Description

Abusive behaviours, against refugees, immigrants and other vulnerable groups are the dangers that recently arise at Europe and other continents.

Abusive behaviours and bullying are serious contemporary problems in EU according to the Statement by the Council of Europe, Anti-Racism Commission and according to many problematic situations of violence and radicalisation around us,

This situation has led to a xenophobic tendency since migration has been part of the common experience of all our countries; thus, European values have been greatly influenced by this.

As a consequence, youth work must show solidarity with these vulnerable groups and to accommodate their needs in an urgent matter. This shared responsibility will not only help people in desperate need but will also streghten the bond between European countries.

Youth work has become more and more important for personal and social development of young people from these vulnerable groups. The interest from these concepts is rising, but unfortunately there are not so many opportunitites to tackle these issues or to make them more attractive, for both the targeted youngsters but also for the communities they now live in.

Youth work is a big challenge and responsibility for all the actors that are involved in the field. There are numerous factors having a great influence on the quality of youth work, but still the youth worker is the main force responsible for the results and the learning of young people, especially in these sensitive times.

Methodologies:

  • Working groups, with the aim of reflecting about youth, racism, intolerance, migration and marginalised groups
  • Work and creative working methodologies and tools for the development of inclusion projects in the frame of Erasmus+ programme
  • Internal forum of experiences with the presentation of experiences/ projects
  • Visit Foundation for Shelter and Support of Migrants

This project addresses the query of how to identify youth radicalisation, violent or non-violent and which initiatives should be taken for tackling this issue. Young people, belong to this social group which is extremely exposed to the risk of radicalisation, taking under consideration that hate speech and xenophobic tendencies, might be easily disseminated through social media or mass media in general.

Prevention of racism and youth radicalisation will only become effective, after involving active citizenship for the sake of local societies. The role of youth workers and educational institutions is crucial towards this direction.

The main aim of this project is to make a focus on those risks, that young people, social vulnerable groups and local societies, might be facing as an outcome of financial recession, degraded living environments, lack of opportunities and financial resources. Local societies, are daily exposed to populism and rhetoric of well-furnished totalitarian regimes, without having the means or the disposition to dream of a better world and to change the world they live in.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.

Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 30 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

Kinderfreunde Muhlviertel – 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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E-learning: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Training for Youth Organisations (Autumn Call)

Dates: 2 September – 11 October 2019

Venue: Online, Belgium

Eligible are 100 trainees 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, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 14th August 2019

This training programme provides an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

General Description

This training programme provides participants with an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

Programme Length: 6 weeks

Number of Participants: max. 100

Age: 18 and above

Target Audience: Youth workers and non formal educators.

Over 6 weeks participants engage in some of the activities that characterise this type of project such as asynchronous discussions and synchronous facilitated video sessions while learning about what it takes to implement a successful project. The training requires no previous experience with Virtual Exchange.

Who is this for?

Youth workers and non formal educators in Erasmus+ Programme Countries and Southern Mediterranean Countries that are interested in learning more about Virtual Exchange and developing Virtual Transnational Exchange Projects or implementing virtual exchange as part of KA1 youth exchanges and training courses and KA2/KA3 projects.

How is it delivered?

On a Moodle platform and with synchronous video conferences

How long does it last and what is the time commitment?

10-12 hours over 6 weeks

What topics are covered?

  • What is Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange
  • Digital Literacies
  • Online Presence
  • Challenges in VE
  • Tools for online activities
  • Learning Goals
  • Designing for Intercultural Learning
  • Task Design
  • Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Assessment
  • Open Badges

What are the benefits for participants?

  • Understanding of what VE is and what is required to successfully implement VE.
  • Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Badge upon completion (YouthPass are not issued for this training)
  • Technical support for Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Moodle Platform which can be used for your TEP
  • Mentoring from Virtual Exchange experts during implementation.

Recognition of Virtual Exchange project with Erasmus+ Virtual Badge awarded to youth workers and non formal educators upon completion of training and successful implementation and an Erasmus+ Virtual Badge for youth participants on completion of your Transnational Exchange Project (TEP).

This course is for 6 weeks and includes a blend of 3 synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions (4.5 hours) and weekly asynchronous activities on Moodle platform (5.5 hours), so 10 hours spread over the 6 weeks. The course has been designed this way to meet the needs of youth workers for flexibility.

After enrolling, you will receive options of synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions to choose from and the asynchronous work is managed at your own pace each week.

By the end of the course, you will have acquired the skills and knowlñedgde necessary to begin planning your own virtual exchange project.

Costs

 

Participation fee

No, this course is fully funded by the European Commision.

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Phone: +34651304588

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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E-learning: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Training for Youth Organisations (Winter Call)

Dates: 4 November – 13 December 2019

Venue: Online, Belgium

Eligible are 100 trainees 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, Southern Mediterranean countries

Application deadline: 19th August 2019

This training programme provides an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

General Description

This training programme provides participants with an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.

Programme Length: 6 weeks

Number of Participants: max. 100

Age: 18 and above

Target Audience: Youth workers and non formal educators.

Over 6 weeks participants engage in some of the activities that characterise this type of project such as asynchronous discussions and synchronous facilitated video sessions while learning about what it takes to implement a successful project. The training requires no previous experience with Virtual Exchange.

Who is this for?

Youth workers and non formal educators in Erasmus+ Programme Countries and Southern Mediterranean Countries that are interested in learning more about Virtual Exchange and developing Virtual Transnational Exchange Projects or implementing virtual exchange as part of KA1 youth exchanges and training courses and KA2/KA3 projects.

How is it delivered?

On a Moodle platform and with synchronous video conferences

How long does it last and what is the time commitment?

10-12 hours over 6 weeks

What topics are covered?

  • What is Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange
  • Digital Literacies
  • Online Presence
  • Challenges in VE
  • Tools for online activities
  • Learning Goals
  • Designing for Intercultural Learning
  • Task Design
  • Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Assessment
  • Open Badges

What are the benefits for participants?

  • Understanding of what VE is and what is required to successfully implement VE.
  • Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Badge upon completion (YouthPass are not issued for this training)
  • Technical support for Facilitated Synchronous Discussions
  • Moodle Platform which can be used for your TEP
  • Mentoring from Virtual Exchange experts during implementation.

Recognition of Virtual Exchange project with Erasmus+ Virtual Badge awarded to youth workers and non formal educators upon completion of training and successful implementation and an Erasmus+ Virtual Badge for youth participants on completion of your Transnational Exchange Project (TEP).

This course is for 6 weeks and includes a blend of 3 synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions (4.5 hours) and weekly asynchronous activities on Moodle platform (5.5 hours), so 10 hours spread over the 6 weeks. The course has been designed this way to meet the needs of youth workers for flexibility.

After enrolling, you will receive options of synchronous facilitated dialogue sessions to choose from and the asynchronous work is managed at your own pace each week.

By the end of the course, you will have acquired the skills and knowlñedgde necessary to begin planning your own virtual exchange project.

Costs

 

Participation fee

No, this course is fully funded by the European Commision.

Application

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange

Phone: +34651304588

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Training Course. Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers. Liechtenstein

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Training Course: Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers (JUBE+ in German Language)

Dates: 12-15 November 2019

Venue: Malbun, Liechtenstein

Eligible are 25 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

How can I start a project? How can I find the right partners? With the other participants you will develop a youth exchange, draft a programme, and learn about the Erasmus+ application-process.

General Description

Objectives of Training for Newcomers:

  • To provide an informed introduction to the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, focusing on Youth Exchanges and their capacity to enhance young people’s active engagement in the making of Europe (though not exclusively) for newcomers to the programme;

  • To offer an individual and group learning experience through a simulated process on setting up a Youth Exchange project;
  • To develop the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to organise a Youth Exchange, based on the non-formal learning practice, principles, and quality standards of the EU youth programmes;
  • To enable participants to reflect on their learning and to familiarise themselves with Youthpass – the strategy on the recognition of non-formal learning in the youth field, its technical tool to produce Youthpass Certificates, and its application in Youth Exchanges in particular and the EU youth programmes in general;
  • To offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

If you will be selected for this event, your accommodation and travel costs relevant to your participation in the seminar will be covered by the National Agencies

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

Participation fee

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

Application

 

NA for Erasmus + Youth in Action in Liechtenstein

Phone: +423 239 91 15

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme JUBE Liechtenstein.pdf

Contact for question:

Virginie Meusburger-Cavassino

E-Mail: virginie@aha.li

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.