Tag Archives: Youth work

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Training Course: Training for volunteer workers in Larissa

Dates: 20-24 January 2020

Venue: Larissa, Greece

Eligible are 16 participants coming from: Greece, Austria, Cyprus, Germany, Italy

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The Staff Training will last 5 full days. The staff will join the Training Event in oder to incorporate more innovative and creative teaching methods and share their knowledge and experiences with other international staff.

General Description

Within the framework of the european project Erasmus (KA2): YECh – Youth voluntEering Certification. , we are looking for volunteer organisations which are interested in offering their staff a 5-day training in Greece.

From 20 to 24 January 2020 in Larissa, Greece, an employee training course will be organised by our local partner (Institute for Entrepreneurship Development (I.E.D.)).

The employees of your organisation would thus have the opportunity to participate in the training event in order to integrate more creative teaching methods for the young people in the local courses and to exchange their knowledge and experience with other employees.

The training is aimed at a selected team of 28 youth trainers (4 participants per country, including 4 people from the Larissa area) aged between 20 and 29.

Participants must be able to understand and speak English, be open to new ideas and show motivation to participate in the transnational activity.

In summary, the profile of participants in staff training is as follows:
– Youth workers/trainers in the field of voluntary work/NGOs
– Age 18+
– You must be able to work in English

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Up to 530,00 EUR per person will be reimbursed if invoices are provided (accomodation, transfer, food)

Travel reimbursement

Up to 275,00 EUR per partcipant for travel (flight) will be reimbursed

Participation fee

No.

Application

 

Organiser:

Italian-German Chamber of Commerce – Others

Phone: 0049/89/96166172

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Martina Agosti

E-Mail: agosti@italcam.de

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Training Course: Transformation of Soft Skills

Dates: 1-8 November 2019

Venue: Treviso, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

The development and recognition of soft skills is one of the priority of European Commission educational programmes, including Erasmus+, and youth work in Europe.

General Description

Transformation of Soft Skills” aims to develop and improve certain soft skills at youth workers, youth trainers and youth leaders for their professional development and raising the quality of youth work.

The project is built up in accordance with the objectives, priorities and important features of the Erasmus+ Programme in the youth field;

  • improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market.
  • Additionally, it will be promoted active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people and enhance the international dimension of youth activities and enhance the capacity of youth workers and organisations in their support for young people.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the organizer of this project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • The maximum travel limit for all eligible countries is: 275 Euro.

Participation fee

30 Euro

Application

 

Organiser:

Centro educativo di progettazione e hosting internazionale (CEPHI) – Youth NGO

Phone: +34692415557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Transformation of soft skills.pdf

Contact for questions:

Zek Dundar

E-Mail: e.projectsbox2@gmail.com

Bonn Marktplatz

Training Course: Countering the Radicalisation of Young People (German speaking training course)

Dates: 13-19 October 2019

Venue: Ev.Jugendbildungs- und Begegnungsstätte Hirschluch, Germany

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Austria, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

The fact that young people develop differently from social expectations is normal from a developmental and sociological point of view. During the training course we want to deal with the radical attitudes of young people.

General Description

Background: The fact that young people behave differently from social expectations is normal in terms of developmental psychology and sociology.

They question what is socially recognized, distance themselves from current social conditions, and embark on a search for their own identity and life plan. This questioning of the status quo by young people turns out to be more or less “radical”.

In the context of youth work, a distinction between security policy, preventive and educational aspects is all the more necessary. As with many other social issues, youth work must not be allowed to be taken up simply as a duty. Rather, youth work must clearly focus on its pedagogical work, which in principle is directed at all children and young people and young adults.

Develop an attitude: During the training, the experts work out and reflect on the causes, handling and effects of radicalisation tendencies among young people and agree on an attitude with which they want to counter them.

Learning methods: Participants should become familiar with methods and strategies that focus on communicating the basic common values of our society. The aim of these is to counteract radicalisation tendencies among young people and to avoid them.

Exchange experiences: The participants’ many years of experience from their work in the youth field make it possible to include different perspectives and problems. There will be room for the exchange of current developments, challenges and examples of good practice.

New project ideas can be developed and joint opportunities for action and shaping can be expanded.

Involving young people: The views and opinions of young people are essential and must be perceived first and foremost. That is why we follow an unusual training approach and will include it in our work processes and discussions in order to enable an ongoing dialogue at eye level between young people and specialists.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the project

Travel reimbursement

Travel cost will be reimbursed at sight of the original tickets. There is a max amount of travel allowance for each country:

  • Germany: 10-99 km: 20.00 EUR
  • Austria: 100-499 km: 180.00 EUR
  • Luxemburg, Italy : 500-1999 km: 275.00 EUR

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Jugendhilfe und Sozialarbeit e.V. – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 (0) 3361 7477740

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Countering the Radicalisation of Young People.pdf

Contact for questions:

Sebastian Redlich

E-Mail: s.redlich@jusev.de

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Training Course: Dialogue Above Judgment

Dates: 12-20 November 2019

Venue: Bakuriani, Georgia

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Armenia, Croatia, Denmark, Georgia, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

Training course aims to give youth workers skills and competences regarding the topic of intercultural dialogue by understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe and neighboring countries

General Description

Processes of the globalization, social-economic conditions in neighboring countries, and conflicts in developing countries force thousands of people to migrate in Europe for sake of finding shelter and better living conditions there.

It caused mixing of various people and nationalities, coexistence of people with different backgrounds; however, this process also led to conflicts among those groups, judging people by their backgrounds, judgment based mainly on stereotypes and prejudices. All these reasons interrupt process of developing civil societies within states.

Each conflict situation can be multiplied in future and lead us to dangerous situations in various countries. Thus, the main aim of the training course is to increase level of awareness of youth workers, to give useful tools, teach new methodologies and activities that will help them to make their local realities better, to lead their societies change towards peaceful civil society.

Nowadays we often face discrimination based on religion, race, nationality etc. Europe needs more cohesive and inclusive societies, to promote common European values, foster social integration, enhance intercultural understanding and a sense of belonging to a community and to prevent violent radicalization. Our Erasmus+ training course is an effective instrument to promote the inclusion of people with disadvantaged backgrounds, including newly arrived migrants.

For above-mentioned reasons, main aims of the project are to build civil societies with tolerance, to create a space where people with different backgrounds will live peacefully. Thus, this investment in knowledge, skills and competences will benefit individuals, institutions, organizations and society as a whole by contributing to growth and ensuring equity, prosperity and social inclusion in Europe and beyond.

Objectives

  • Understanding of existing problems and its causes, exploring existing lines of tensions/conflicts in Europe.
  • Teaching young leaders useful tools and methodologies in order to reduce discriminatory and stereotypical thinking.
  • To have a space for young leaders to share their best practices of their local societies.
  • To involve young leaders from minority groups from various European and neighbor countries.
  • Strengthening partnership cooperation among European Union and Eastern Partnership countries and empowering EECA NGOs.
  • Creation of a network of like-minded organizations and individuals interested in further cooperation in the field of anti-discrimination and inter-cultural dialogue

Eligibility Criterias:

  • Age 18+, there is no max. age limitation
  • Able to communicate in English fluently
  • Experienced Youth Workers or individuals who are interested in starting youth work
  • Motivated to explore new ideas and methods
  • Participants with fewer opportunities (Social, economic, educational and geographical obstacles)
  • Each partner organization will be represented by 3 participants (3 participants per country)

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accommodation and food will be covered by the project

Travel reimbursement

Max. Travel Reimbursement per person:

  • Georgia 20 Euro
  • Armenia 150 Euro
  • Moldova, Ukraine 245 Euro
  • Poland, Denmark, Croatia 330 Euro
  • Netherlands 500 Euro
  • Portugal 790 Euro

Participation fee

There is no participation fee

Application

 

Organiser: Mellem Education – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

  • MasterPeace Eastern Partnership and Central Asia Regional Organization – Youth NGO

Phone: +995597757984

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Levan Gorgadze

E-Mail: caynexyia@gmail.com

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Training Course: Storytelling & Storyweaving, join in!

Dates: 24-27 October 2019

Venue: Den Haag, Netherlands

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Netherlands

Application deadline: 27th September 2019

ATTENTION: Dutch speaking seminar!

Training on storytelling and storyweaving: how to tell and collect powerful international stories and inspire other young people to go international?

General Description

This training course is in Dutch language, only open to participants from Belgium-FL and the Netherlands.

This training course focuses on the power of storytelling. What makes an international experience so powerful? The target group are Flemish and Dutch young people who had an international experience who want to collect, share and weave stories to inspire other young people to participate in an international project. As a network of storyweavers they support both National Agencies in promoting international projects to young people.

The final goal of the training course will be for every participant to at least have finalized one complete story and learned tools on how to collect and share stories in the future, too.

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Het Storytelling & Storyweaving-traject begon eigenlijk in mei, maar er is een (zeldzame) mogelijkheid om in te stromen in de tweede helft! Dit betreft het tweede internationale weekend, van 24 tot 27 oktober in Den Haag. Het programma is als volgt:

Donderdag de 24e: aankomst van de nieuwe deelnemers
Vrijdag 25 oktober: 1-daagse training Storyweaving voor nieuwe deelnemers. ‘s Avonds arriveren de deelnemers die al sinds het begin van het project (mei dit jaar) betrokken zijn.
Zaterdag 26 + zondag 27 oktober: training Storytelling.

Meer weten?
Neem contact op met Thomas thomas.gits@jint.be (Vlaanderen) of Marlou m.saris@nji.nl (Nederland).

Costs

 

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

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all accommodation, meals and programme costs are covered by the Belgian-FL and Dutch NA.

Travel reimbursement

Only the travel costs to both venues are to be paid by the participants. Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth NA to learn more about the financial details.

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:

NJi, NA Netherlands – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • Jint, NA Belgium-Flanders – National Agency

Phone: +31302306339

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marlou Saris

E-Mail: m.saris@nji.nl

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: Combating Youth Unemployment through Coaching

Dates: 5-13 November 2019

Venue: Sumy, Ukraine

Eligible are 30 trainees coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Ukraine

Application deadline: 24th September 2019

Youth workers who will take part in the TC will receive theoretical and practical experience in coaching directed to young people, esp. youth with fewer opportunities, who need support in their career building.

General Description

By conducting this project we would like to provide support for local NGOs to help their target groups – local young people – in self-realization and future development as active community members.

The training course will be dedicated to the coaching of young people with fewer opportunities in their career building, especially in the online job market. The participants of the TC – youth workers who will be prepared to act as coaches in their communities and support young people in their career building.

Objectives:

  •  to explore the causes and consequences of youth unemployment in rural and deprived urban areas;
  •  to train an international group of youth workers to become coaches for young people with fewer opportunities in their self-realization and future career, especially in the online job market;
  •  to support organisations working with young people with fewer opportunities (esp. those coming from rural and deprived urban areas and refugees) and provide them with the innovative tools aimed at youth development;
  •  to promote international cooperation and capacity building in the field of youth work.

Participants:

  •  youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, educators who have direct access to our final beneficiaries group of young people to multiply the new experience and skills in their communities;
  •  having guaranteed support from their sending organisations in the implementing future activities based on the experience gained in the TC;
  •  motivated to take part in the TC and to be personally interested in the topic of the TC;
  •  motivated to implement the experience gained on the TC in their communities;

  •  motivated to build and support international partnerships which will be created during the TC with the future Erasmus+ projects;
  •  no younger than 18 years old (due to the international travel restrictions), no upper age limits.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The organisers will cover accommodation and food for participants.

Travel reimbursement

The organizers will reimburse 100% of participants’ travel costs from your home city to the venue within the limits defined by Erasmus+ program. The maximum amount to be reimbursed for participants is:

  •  Ukraine — 20 Euro.
  • Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Greece, Denmark, Italy and North Macedonia is 275 Euro

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Center for Euroinitiatives – Youth NGO

Phone: +380542798668

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Coaching for Employment.pdf

Contact for questions:

Anna Kovbasyuk

E-Mail: info@eu.sumy.ua

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Training Course: Influence YOUth

Dates: 25 October – 1 November 2019

Venue: Byblos, Lebanon

Eligible are 24 trainees coming from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary, Lebanon, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 22nd September 2019

Influence YOUth training course is focusing on developing the skills and competences of youth workers to empower them to take up leadership positions and to equip them with tools to lead a youth organisation.

General Description

Influence YOUth is a training course focusing on the development of skills and competences of youth workers in organisational management.

With this training course we would like to train young people active in our organisations to make them more conscious of their personal leadership, and to be able to engage young people more actively in their communities by using creative and innovative methods and effective techniques.

We seek to address the need of empowering youth through engagement and self-motivation and effective non-formal and informal learning methods to become able and competent to lead a youth organisation. We are ready to introduce different, sometimes unusual methods to address issues such heavy topics as communication development, conflict resolution and effective teamwork and strategic planning.

The training course is build up on the idea of understanding and applying organizational management techniques such as planning and organizing, leadership skills development, people, time and budget management. During the training course youth worker will develop their skills and competences in such important topics as assertive communication, effective team-work and strategic planning while understanding the importance of youth work and the role they play in the development of their communities.

Taking under consideration the needs of the organizations involved the content of this training course will be based on the following objectives:

  • To identify the role of youth work in our societies and to understand the importance of youth workers
  • To provide participants with different tools to acquire knowledge and to develop skills and competencies in organizational management
  • To introduce effective communication, leadership and teamwork techniques
  • To develop competences to implement tools, non-formal and informal educational methods of decision making and strategic thinking
  • To provide space for participants for discussion and sharing best practices and to develop their leadership skills and competences using tandem method
  • To improve knowledge about Erasmus+ Programme as a tool for enhancing the international dimension of youth work through capacity building activities

At the end of the training course, our participants will be motivated to participate more actively in the lives of their organisations, develop more projects with and for young people and will be better equipped to provide a higher quality of youth work delivery due to their experience, skills and knowledge.

During our training course we are going to use non-formal and informal educational tools, especially Tandem learning. The training course will be based on an interactive and participative approach.

The processes of learning from each other and learning by doing will be crucial, as well as self-directed Tandem, where partners equally share their knowledge while placing emphasis on integration and promoting independent learning experience. The training course will stimulate creativity, communication and active participation.

The TC “Influence YOUth” will take place in Simar Jbeil in Byblos, Lebanon between 25. October – 1. November 2019. There will be 30 participants coming from 10 different countries: Hungary, UK, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Accomodation, food and programme costs are fully covered by the organisers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs are determined by standards set strictly by Erasmus+ Programme.

The maximum possible travel contribution for each person is:

  • 20 Euro from: Lebanon
  • 275 Euro from: Turkey, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • 360 Euro from:  Hungary, Palestine
  • 530 Euro from: Morocco, Spain, United Kingdom

Visa and visa application costs are maximum 100 Euro/person.

Participation fee

A participation fee of €50 per participant is expected to be paid as contribution.

Application

 

Organiser:

Tudatos Ifjúságért Alapítvány – Youth NGO

Co-organiser:

CHABIBEH SPORTING CLUB – Youth NGO

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Zita Szalai

E-Mail: zita.szalai@tudatosifjusag.hu