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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.

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Study Visit: Sharing is Caring

Dates: 12-19 April 2020

Venue: Ape, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Croatia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 29th January 2020

Gathering 24 experienced youth workers in order to share innovative practices of youth work from their youth work reality or country and explore more in detail the innovative approaches of youth work in different Latvian organisations/institutions.

General Description

As the social reality where young people are growing up is all the time changing and people working with youth need to constantly look for new approaches and solutions for effective youth work, it is highly crucial to stay up to date and explore new ideas for reaching young people.

With this study visit we want to gather 24 experienced youth workers – from municipalities, schools, youth centres, social services, youth organizations – who work with young people on daily (or at least every-week) basis in order to share innovative practices of youth work from their youth work reality or country and explore more in detail the innovative approaches of youth work in different Latvian organisations/institutions.

During the Study visit we will meet at least 10 different NGOs and institutions that are working with young people both in rural areas (Ape, Alūksne, Gulbene) and cities (Rēzekne). Youth club, student council, youth centres, hobby education providers ( like Latvian 4-H organisation).

Exploring, talking about and seeing:

  • International Volunteering and  Mobile Youth work in Gulbene;
  • Student Council and Youth Activities in Ape ;
  • Various support for Youth initiatives and Business ideas in Aluksne;
  • From Folk dancing to Robotics in Rezekne;
  • Media Education with NEET Youth;
  • Latvian Sauna.

The objectives of this study visit are:

  • Sharing the existing ”state” of  Youth work and challenges related to it, in participants’ communities.
  • Discussing the needs and interests of Young people and identifying what innovations are needed in.
  • Oorder to involve and empower Young people.
  • Sharing good practices in Youth work of the last years from each participating Community/ Country.
  • Exploring at least 12 traditions based and Innovative ideas of Youth work in Latvia, by visiting organisations and meeting with youth workers and hearing about their experiences.
  • Compiling a publication with short descriptions of all innovative practices explored during the project.
  • Sharing the experiences from the Study Visit through DEOR activities and introducing innovations in own youth work.

Participant profile:

  • Working with Young people on regular basis (Youth Workers, Peer-to-Peer Educators, Youth leaders, Young activists, Teachers, etc.) – Not just Young person, but someone who already works with Youth
  • Interested in good Youth work practices in Latvia and ready to chase them by traveling around the country
  • Ready to organise some Follow-up activities using the experience from this Study visit (individually or together with another person from the same country) within 2 months after the project
  • 18+ years old
  • Fluent in Communication in English

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

During the project accommodation and food will be provided by the hosting organisation.

Travel reimbursement

Number of participatns/travel costs

  • Latvia 3 / 20 EUR
  • Croatia 2 / 275 EUR
  • Poland, Serbia 3 / 275 EUR
  • Greece, Italy, Turkey 3 / 360 EUR
  • Spain   4 / 530 EUR

Every participant or patner organisation should buy tickets and according to real ticket price we will reimburse travel costs, but no more than mentioned above.

Participation fee

In order to keep up the work we invite participants to contribute to “Aluksne and Ape Community Foundation” by 20 EUR participation fee. In no way it should be an obstacle for your participation, nevertheless, contact us if it is.

Application

 

Organiser:

Aluksnes and Apes Community Fondation

Phone: +371 29397174

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack – Sharing is Caring.pdf

Contact for questions:

Lelde Gusta

E-Mail: lelde.gusta@gmail.com

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Training Course: Plastic Solutions for Green Revolution

Dates: 2-11 December 2019

Venue: Latvia

Eligible are 32 participants coming from: Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 10th October 2019

This project is designed to explore and develop practical ways on how to become more environmentally-friendly in our daily practice through non-formal learning methods, DIY workshops, daily reflections and more.

General Description

The world is facing global environmental crisis that has been growing in size since the industrial revolution. Each country and each individual is affected by climate change, for instance, by experiencing changing weather patterns, rising sea levels, and extreme weather phenomenon, but unconsciously people still daily contribute to pollution of our world.

It is due to the fast and on the go lifestyle that people nowadays are living with excessive usage of plastic, more precisely, single-use plastic that is mainly used only for few minutes and then disposed of, resulting in an enormous problem.

This project aims to fill a gap, meaning, it aims to raise awareness about plastic pollution amongst youth workers and NGO’s and starts introducing and developing new ideas and initiatives on how to raise awareness and actually make this swap from single-use plastic to more sustainable materials in one’s daily life.

Usage of plastic shouldn’t be a concern only in some selected youth work activities but all activities that are implemented by youth worker and NGO’s in youth sector should embrace plastic less or plastic free approaches. Youth workers and involved partner organizations will take the role of multipliers in order to spread project outcomes.

The main activity of this project is the Training Course, which will take place in Sigulda, Latvia. This Training Course will gather 32 participants in total – 3 participants from each partner country: Croatia, Romania, UK, Estonia, Latvia, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Portugal and Italy.

What can you expect?

  • Discover what is plastic pollution and how it affects climate change
  • Understand why there is plastic pollution and why it is bad
  • Find out are you contributing to climate change
  • How we can make a switch from single-use plastic to more sustainable materials
  • Organize different DIY workshops about alternative ways on how to lower plastic consumption
  • Brainstorm and come up with ways how we can raise awareness about this topic
  • Be a part of the team who will make a guide with practical steps on how to reduce plastic usage and be more environmentally friendly
  • Tackle the question – how to make youth work more environmentally friendly?
  • Learn more information about Erasmus+ and how to use it in order to develop your project ideas

Participants

The partners’ consortium designed this training course for youth workers and leaders, trainers, NGO members, legal representatives of organizations, youth mentors, project managers and coordinators, educators and facilitators, who:

  • are at least 18 years old
  • are eager to make the first steps to live a plastic-free life
  • have a prior experience in using non-formal learning techniques
  • are ready to activley engage in all stages of the project (preparation, main activity, and follow-up activity)
  • are willing to adopt vegetarian or vegan eating habits during the main activity
  • are dedicated and motivated to bring gained knowledge and skills back to their communities
  • are ready to make online dissemination activities
  • are open to create at least one dissemination event to share learning outcomes (min. 15 people)
  • have above average English proficiency
  • Prior experience within the environmental field is NOT necessary.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme..

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and meals included in the programme are 100% covered.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are 100% covered up to the Erasmus+ distance calculator corresponding amounts, using the cheapest and most convenient transportation methods.

The maximum amounts for involved countries are:

  • Portugal, Spain – 530 EUR
  • Greece – 360 EUR
  • Romania, Croatia, Italy, Turkey, UK – 275 EUR
  • Estonia – 180 EUR
  • Latvia – 20 EUR

Participation fee

There is no participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

KALM International Trainings – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 27195498

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack PSGR.pdf

Contact for questions:

Kristīne Celitāne

E-Mail: kalmtrainings@gmail.com

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Training Course: Become a Super Mentor

Dates: 14-21 October 2019

Venue: Gyumri, Armenia

Eligible are 22 trainees coming from: Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Sweden, Ukraine

Application deadline: 17th September 2019

Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” NGO from Armenia and Foreningen Framtidstaget from Sweden will host a 7-days international TC aiming at empowering mentors in European Solidarity Corps to provide adequate learning support to the ESC volunteers.

General Description

This project is designed to enhance knowledge, transfer instrumental tools and methods to European Volunteering Projects Coordinators and Mentors to work productively with Volunteers in terms of raising their competitiveness in labour market.

Aim of the project is to increase the quality of European Volunteering Projects through developing capacities of coordinators and mentors by equipping them with vital methods and tools to support and guide volunteers towards the development of competences for future employment.

Objectives are:

– To introduce to the participants a wide variety of means and instruments for supporting volunteers’ growth and development process.

– To explore tools and methods which help to transfer competences (knowledge-HEAD, skills-HAND, attitude-HEART) gained in the European Volunteering Projects to further life and enhance employability of ex-volunteers.

– To present different tools to reflect on key competences of Youthpass as a recognition of non-formal learning and Europass as an introduction of academic, training and professional accomplishments.

– To provide space to the participants to present challenges and share best practices in European Volunteering Projects.

– To build partnership network and peer learning support for further work on the local and international levels.

The anticipated impact of the Training is to ensure higher employability of ex-volunteers due to support and learning acquired in the course of European Volunteering Projects.

The project will bring together 22 participants. Age limit: 18 +

The participants should meet the following criteria/have the following criteria:

– Involved as an ESC Mentor/Coordinator/support person in an accredited organizations,

– Motivation and interest to take part in a mutual learning process in a very intercultural setting,

– Good level of English to follow the course and ability to participate fully in the event.

* European volunteers under the EVS/ESC programme are NOT allowed to participate.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food of participants are covered by organizers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs will be reimbursed per participant per country. Travel budget limits are given below per person, per country, which is given according to Erasmus+ distance calculator:

  • Armenia 20 EUR
  • Georgia 180 EUR
  • Belarus, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Russian Federation, Greece 275 EUR
  • Sweden, Croatia, Italy 360 EUR

Participation fee

The selected participants will be asked to contribute 25 euro participation fee each (More details are in the Infopack).

Application

 

Organiser:

Gyumri “Youth Initiative Centre” – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • Foreningen Framtidstaget (Sweden) – Youth NGO

Phone: +37477477382

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Become a Super Mentor.pdf

Contact for questions:

Mariam Gharagyozyan

E-Mail: mariam.gharagyozyan@yic.am

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Youth Exchange: Fish or Fishing?

Dates: 22-30 September 2019

Venue: Akhaltsikhe, Georgia

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Armenia, Georgia, Greece, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Spain, Ukraine

Application deadline: 8th August 2019

This is a seminar to explore deeper the concept of youth initiatives and how youth work can become more participative and co-owned if young people are empowered to implement their own ideas.

General Description

We have observed that not only in international projects, but also in local youth work more and more youth workers and young people tend to have consumeristic relationship (youth workers offer activities – young people consume them).

We are proposing this seminar in order to explore this dangerous tendency and find out approaches in order to give more responsibility of contents and “form” of youth work to the young people. Youth initiatives could be micro-projects at a local scale that do not require almost any resources – this we see as a good beginning for young people to start taking the responsibility and ownership.

Contents
– Discussing how consumerism affects youth work in our youth work realities and how to diminish consumeristic tendencies in youth work

– Exploring essence of youth initiatives, how to support them and sharing good practices

– Trying out to implement some local initiatives in Georgia and thus learn from this experience

– Work on youth initiative ideas for future projects in local communities and implement them.

This seminar has been designed for 25youth work specialists from municipalities, youth workers, teachers, social workers, youth leaders, youth leaders, youth club activists, scout leaders, etc., working with young people (as volunteers or paid workers) at least once a week, interested in youth work innovations and ready to share them with their communities through follow-up activities – Youth Initiatives and activities that contribute to young peoples’ greater involvement.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Travel reimbursement will be done up to the lump scales according to Erasmus + programme travel rules.

  • Participants from Poland and Latvia  – up to 360 euros/person
  • From Greece, Moldova and Ukraine – up to 275 euros/person
  • From Portugal and Spain – up to 820 euros/person
  • From Russian Federation and  Armenia – up to 180 euros/person
  • From Georgia – 0 euros.

Participation fee

There in NO participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Stowarzszenie “Dorośli – dzieciom” – Poland,

  • Sunny House – Georgia – Youth NGO

Phone: +48 600062665

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Fish or Fishing.pdf

Contact for questions:

Daniel Wargin

E-Mail: daniello13@wp.pl

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Training Course: Get Transnational Get Solidarity (Youth Initiatives, first step towards empowering youngsters to be actors of solidarity actions)

Dates: 1-6 July 2019

Venue: Cercedilla (Madrid), Spain

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

Application deadline: 30th April 2019

Get Transnational is a 5 days training course about preparing, running and evaluating quality European Youth Projects for young people within Erasmus+ Programme and the European Solidarity Corps.

General Description

Get Transnational 2019 wants to contribute to the values and principles of ESC by incorporating and further fostering the solidarity dimension in the projects that participants will develop during the course.

The aim of this training course is to promote and develop European Youth projects in the field of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps (ESC), like Transnational Youth Initiatives or the so called, Solidarity Projects, while creating spaces to stimulate the spirit of entrepreneurship, creativity and solidarity among the group of participants.

The objectives of the course are:

1. To match European partners who are interested in developing European Youth Projects with a strong solidarity dimension in order to cope with different challenges perceived by young people at national or international level.
2. To create a meeting point for potential partners that would like to develop an European Youth Project through Erasmus+ Programme and ESC.
3. To introduce EntreComp, a comprehensive competence framework, as a tool for young people to develop their entrepreneurial competences while implementing their own projects.
4. To explore the European dimension on Solidarity of European youth projects.
5. To foster the acquisition of different skills by participants, such as communication, teamwork, project management in international activities and networking.
6. To develop specific proposals for future European youth projects: Transnational Youth Initiatives in the frame of Erasmus Plus and Solidarity Projects in ESC.

The methodology of the training course is based on the fundamental principles of non-formal education. The methods provided will enable participants to fully participate in the learning process.

Learning from experience will be a fundamental pillar in the way the course will be facilitated. The course is inspired in key aspects of non-formal education like the participant centred approach which will imply that the team of trainers will keep in mind the participants’ prior experience in youth projects.

The learning process will continuously adapt to the participants’ needs and motivations as well as the group’s work rhythm.nEntreComp, the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, will be introduced and used as a reference.

Moreover, an essential element of the methodology is based on the holistic nature of the learning experience, through methods that involve not only cognitive or intellectual approaches but also covering the emotional and attitudinal ones. This way, the learning is enhanced as it embraces the three dimensions of human learning.

The diversity of working methods (presentations, role plays, simulations, debates, energizers, individual reflection questionnaires, technical project management, feedback techniques, teamwork, etc) will make more sense than ever in order to cover a practical and effective project management of transnational youth initiatives.

The international composition of the group of participants will be an asset to explore the multicultural dynamics of teamwork and thus will contribute to incorporate new learning at the level of cultural diversity.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA 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

Phone: +34 91

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsTimeschedule Get Solidarity.pdf

Contact for questions:

Mercedes Pizarro

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.

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Training Course: Let’s ESC (European Solidarity Corp)

Dates: 13 – 21 November 2018

Venue: Malaga, Spain

We are looking for 2 participant aged 18+ coming from: Greece

and Involves 25-30 participants coming from: Erasmus+ Programme Countries, Western Balkans, Eastern Partnership Countries

Application deadline: 4th August 2018

LET´s ESC training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the ESC Program (e.g. mentors and task-related support persons) on the hosting, sending and coordinating side. The support people play a crucial role in providing conditions for a quality voluntary service and creating opportunities for volunteer’s learning in ESC

Description

The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.

Project’s AIMS:
The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

The young people who participate in the European Solidarity Corps will all agree with and uphold its Mission and Principles.

LET´s ESC training course is designed for those who are directly involved in the support system around the ESC Program (e.g. mentors and task-related support persons) on the hosting, sending and coordinating side. The support people play a crucial role in providing conditions for a quality voluntary service and creating opportunities for volunteer’s learning in ESC

The overall aim of the LETS ESC!!! training course is: 

To increase the quality of ESC activities through development of competencies (knowledge, skills and ) of key actors involved in the support system around the volunteer in the ESC projects developed within the frame of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Objectives:
Form in different techniques of International dynamization, mainly oriented on

  • Social inclusion.
  • European dimension in the youth projects.
  • Intercultural dimension.
  • Team building techniques.
  • Conflict solving.
  • Planning of International projects.
  • Project financing.
  • Partnership building.

Methodology:
Working with different learning methods based on non-formal education; like self-directed learning methods, reflection, peer to peer learning… to allow the transfer of the learning into different situations and into their reality.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation.

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

Greece: 360 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

Participation fee 40 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

INTERCAMBIA – 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

Profile of participants:

  • Youth leaders and youth workers, willing to enhance their competences in the field of VOLUNTEER ACTIONS
  • Who are able to communicate and work in English (which will be the working language for the whole training course).
  • Who are able to attend the full training course.
  • Who wish to learn and teach others during discussions or reflection groups.
  • Willing to share the learning outcomes of the TC in their organizations and local communities.
  • Committed to organize Face to Face Dissemination Events in sending Ngo country.

Motivated young people, with a will to uptake supporting initiatives into the ESC field, as collaborators of YiA 18 NGO, holders of an EU passport.

Age bracket: 18+ years old