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Training Course Youth Goals: A pathway to practical implementation

Dates: 15-22 September 2019

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

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: 14th July 2019

The general objective of this training action is to promote the implementation of Youth Goals as a tool for empowerment of European youth entities in the field of youth rights.

General Description

Youth Goals are the gateway to implement the rights approach within youth entities. This training action aims to generate a strategic model for planning activities arising from the collaboration and experience of the participants and with the Youth Goals as a transversal element.

In this twentieth edition of the University, the theme has focused on the concept of “Youth and Justice” within the framework of the triennium that began last year and focuses on SDG 16: “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”.

From the last contextualization arises the approach of the proposed training action: Youth Goals are directly linked to a series of inalienable rights of young people and their implementation contributes to guarantee a state of social justice at all levels. Therefore, it is necessary that young people reflect on the best way to incorporate these goals in the development of their activities in a transversal way.

The Youth Goals have an undeniable European perspective, so it is in a transnational forum like the one offered by the University of Youth and Development where a joint reflection can best be reached on which measures of implementation can be built.

Considering that youth organizations have structures and activity models as varied as the interests of young people, this training action is planned as a joint reflection on the application of youth goals in models of youth participation.

The general objective of this training action is to promote the implementation of Youth Goals as a tool for empowerment of European youth entities in the field of youth rights.

The specific objectives to achieve this end are the following:

  • Expand the perspective of the participants on the need to apply the Youth Goals in their performance.
  • Provide the group of participants with the necessary means and networks for the application of the Youth Goals.
  • Accompany the group of participants in the strategic design for the integration of the Youth Goals.
  • Promote the creation of a network of agents of change at European level.

With these objectives we want to achieve through our training action results based on the training of young people and youth entities that transcend the limits of the training itself and can be disseminated to other interested European youth organizations.

To this end, a pedagogical approach has been designed that crystallizes into a practical guide of Youth Goals implementation models and that put together collective reflection with technical resources.

The activities that constitute this formative action will lead the participants of a general conceptualization of the Youth Goals to a particular creation of practical models of implementation.

Likewise, the launching of a collaborative network to share good practices regarding the field application of the resulting models of this practical guide is proposed.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs (or Finland in case of EaP+RU countries). 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

 

Organiser:

Spanish National Agency

Phone: +34 91

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Leticia Sánchez

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: Eco-centric development for inclusion and empowerment

Dates: 29 July – 6 August 2019

Venue: Răchițele (near Cluj-Napoca), Romania  

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia

Application deadline: 20th June 2019

During the training process we will explore and experience a wide variety of concepts such as eco-centric development, the characteristics of youth, nature based therapeutic practices, nature connection, mentoring, emotional intelligence etc.

General Description

This training course is a unique experience created from a blend of nature immersion, personal transformation and professional development. During the training process we will explore and experience a wide variety of concepts such as eco-centric development, understanding the youth, nature based therapeutic practices, nature connection, mentoring, emotional intelligence etc.

Through this training we support the participants in exploring these concepts within the context of their personal and professional life. The practices which will be experienced during the course will be translated into educational tools, methods and activities that can be used in the youth field, for the personal and professional development of young people.

Why do we make this project?

The aim of the project is to increase the capacity of youth workers to improve the social and professional access, participation and learning outcomes of young people from disadvantaged groups. We are reaching this aim by providing a deep experiential process which Is based on eco-centric development and nature-based learning.

Our intentions or the project objectives are:

– Increasing the understanding of the specifics and characteristics of young people from disadvantaged groups.
– Increasing the understanding of the social, professional and cultural access of young people from disadvantaged groups.
– Equipping 25 youth workers with professional skills to use effective and quality educational tools, methods and concepts, in order to work with young people from disadvantaged groups.
– Increasing the personal and professional motivation of 25 youth workers from 9 countries to work with young people from disadvantaged groups.

The topics and elements of the training course

Eco-centric and holistic development – we will explore and work with the concepts and elements of Eco-centric Developmental (The Soulcentric Developmental Wheel and The Nature Based Map of the Human Psyche, developed by the American psychologist Bill Plotkin). We will find how these tools can be used in youth work, in order to facilitate the authentic development of youth and their transition from adolescence into adulthood.
Connection with nature – we will spend as much time outdoors as we can. Some of the practices and activities will take place in the wild nature. We will experience activities and exercises which will facilitate a deep connection with nature, in order to experience its empowering benefits.
Mentoring and individual support – we will work with different concepts and techniques for mentoring and one to one work. We will practice deep listening, the art of asking questions, mirroring the stories of the people and personal tracking.
Self-discovery and cultivation of inner resources – the participants will go through a process of personal development which will strengthen their inner capacities and will empower them on various levels and dimensions.
Emotional intelligence – we will work with emotions in order to cultivate the abilities for feeling, understanding and integrating emotions. We will cultivate the empathy and the capacity for compassionate presence.

Practices and activities

During the training course we will experience a wide variety of practices such as:

  • Nature connection,
  • Group discussions,
  • Individual work,
  • The Way of Council,
  • Presentations and analysis,
  • Exchange of good practices,
  • Understanding youth,
  • Mentoring,
  • Deep listening,
  • Asking questions,

  • Mirroring,
  • Personal tracking,
  • Reflection groups,
  • Peer to peer learning,
  • Experiential games,
  • Movement and music,
  • Embodiment,
  • Artwork and poetry,
  • Living as a community,
  • Application and practice,
  • Future cooperation etc.

Location and accommodation

The program will take place in a beautiful and wild area, in the Carpathian Mountains, near the village Răchițele. A village located at 850 m altitude and around 85 km from Cluj-Napoca.

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

The travel costs will be reimbursed to the participants after the course in the amount limit presented below:

  • Romania – transportation is provided from Cluj-Napoca to the location.
  • Bulgaria – 180 Euros/person
  • Poland, Slovenia, Greece, Czech Republic, France, Italy and Cyprus – 275 Euros/person

Participation fee

Each participant is invited to contribute to this course with 30 Euros.

Application

 

Organiser:

Dreams for Life – Youth NGO

Phone: +40745585415

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Eco-centric development.pdf

Contact for questions:

Bogdan Romanică

E-Mail: romanica.bogdan@gmail.com

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Training Course: EntreprenHour 2nd Training Course with a focus on Urban Needs’ Analysis

Dates: 4-12 November 2019

Venue: Göteborg, Sweden

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Sweden

Application deadline: 16th August 2019

“EntreprenHour” is a Strategic Partnership in the youth field aimed at promoting the role of Social Entrepreneurship, in combination with Non-Formal Education and practical learning among youth workers.

General Description

“EntreprenHour” (EH) is a Strategic Partnership in the youth field aimed at promoting the role of Social Entrepreneurship (SE), in combination with Non-Formal Education (NFE) and practical learning among youth workers, who are keen on enhancing the social inclusion and employability of disadvantaged sectors of the youth population.

Target Group: youth operators, NGOs and institutions involved in the youth dimension of non-formal learning (youth centers, Sports clubs and associations, informal groups of young people) at the different levels (from the local to the European), in partner countries and beyond.

Training Objectives:
– Reduce early leavers from education and training to less than 10% by 2020.
– Promote the aquisition of entrepreneurial skills/attitudes and of basic transversal skills at all levels of European societites.

Project Methodology:

The project will carry 4 training courses in all 4 partner countries (Italy, Sweden, Bulgaria, and Germany). Each training will be tackling one of the 4 identified approaches:

1) Urban Needs’ Analysis, as an approach for the identification of the grassroots local community needs to be catered by means of Social Entrepreneurship action.
2) Storytelling, as an instrument of structuring business ideas, establishing a clear/cut identity of social enterprises and related initiatives/products as well as fostering internal cohesion through the establishment of a defined corporate identity.
3) ICT, as a crucial area of expertise of a social entrepreneur profile and sector of direct entrepreneurial engagement.
4) Intercultural Communication, as a pathway to foster business development by
means of effective communication campaigns bridging cultural divides.

The educational methodology of this specific training course will be based on Non Formal Education, integrated by the use of Sport as a tool of entrepreneurial empowerment..

The basic programme and order of sessions will be:

– Ice-Breaking and Teambuilding;
– Introduction to Urban Planning;
– Urban Environment and Social Inequalities;
– Introducing the SWOT Analysis;
– Urban Policy and Urban Stakeholders;
– Creativity and Urban Issues: Practical session of devising innovative initiatives addressing pressing urban challenges.;

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets of participants from Germany, Bulgaria, and Italy will be reimbursed up to EUR 275 according to the Erasmus distance calculator.

No reimbursement for participants from Sweden.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Föreningen Bar Social – Youth NGO

Phone: 00492226908940

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mariam Puetz

E-Mail: info@iyda.de

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Training Course: EntreprenHour 1st Training Course with a focus on Storytelling

Dates: 3-11 September 2019

Venue: Sardinia, Italy

Eligible are 40 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Sweden

Application deadline: 15th July 2019

“EntreprenHour” is a Strategic Partnership in the youth field aimed at promoting the role of Social Entrepreneurship, in combination with Non-Formal Education and practical learning among youth workers.

General Description

“EntreprenHour” (EH) is a Strategic Partnership in the youth field aimed at promoting the role of Social Entrepreneurship (SE), in combination with Non-Formal Education (NFE) and practical learning among youth workers, who are keen on enhancing the social inclusion and employability of disadvantaged sectors of the youth population.

Target Group: youth operators, NGOs and institutions involved in the youth dimension of non-formal learning (youth centers, Sports clubs and associations, informal groups of young people) at the different levels (from the local to the European), in partner countries and beyond.

Training Objectives:
– Reduce early leavers from education and training to less than 10% by 2020.
– Promote the aquisition of entrepreneurial skills/attitudes and of basic transversal skills at all levels of European societites.

Project Methodology:

The project will carry 4 training courses in all 4 partner countries (Italy, Sweden, Bulgaria, and Germany). Each training will be tackling one of the 4 identified approaches:

1) Urban Needs’ Analysis, as an approach for the identification of the grassroots local community needs to be catered by means of Social Entrepreneurship action.
2) Storytelling, as an instrument of structuring business ideas, establishing a clear/cut identity of social enterprises and related initiatives/products as well as fostering internal cohesion through the establishment of a defined corporate identity.
3) ICT, as a crucial area of expertise of a social entrepreneur profile and sector of direct entrepreneurial engagement.
4) Intercultural Communication, as a pathway to foster business development by
means of effective communication campaigns bridging cultural divides.

The educational methodology of this specific training course will be based on Non Formal Education, integrated by a focus on Storytelling as an instrument of development of soft, transversal and entrepreneurial skills.

The basic programme and order of sessions will be:

– Teambuilding Sessions;
– Introduction to Storytelling and key methods: The Hero’s Journey;
– Collecting Our Stories;
– How to develop motivation through Storytelling;
– Storytelling and Public Speaking;
– Storytelling as a tool to build the external identity of a social business/product/initiative;

– The inspirational potential of stories: Storytelling as a method of team-building in a group/NGO/Social Enterprise;
– Storytelling and corporate identity;
– Structuring our ideas: Developing our Social Entrepreneurship Action Plan through Storytelling and Filing up our idea: Integrating the Blog.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the organiser

Travel reimbursement

Flight tickets of participants from Germany, Bulgaria, and Sweden will be reimbursed up to EUR 275 according to the Erasmus distance calculator.

No reimbursement for participants from Italy.

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Mine Vaganti NGO – Youth NGO

Phone: 00492226908940

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Mariam Puetz

E-Mail: info@iyda.de

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Training Course: Step into Strategic Partnerships

Dates: 7-13 October 2019

Venue: Bristol, United Kingdom

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: 17th June 2019

This training course aims to introduce and support potential applicants to medium and large-scale Strategic Partnerships in innovation or exchange of good practice in the youth field.

General Description

If you are a professional working in an experienced youth work organisation and willing to develop innovative practices for the youth work field, this course might be for you!

The course will focus on providing a thorough understanding about Erasmus+ Youth Programme’s funding opportunities for the development of international Strategic Partnership projects.

Strategic Partnership projects provide opportunities for sustainable international cooperation and innovation in the youth field within Erasmus+ Youth Programme. These projects have a lot of potential for the development of innovative ideas and concepts of wider relevance for the youth field in Europe.

With this training course we aim to increase competences for the development of quality Strategic Partnership projects (within Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ Youth Programme), aiming for innovation in the field of youth.

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
• Grasp the concept of innovation in the field of youth on European level
• 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
• Learn about the tools supporting the management of such Projects
• Meet other youth work professionals aiming to explore Strategic Partnership projects and sustainable cooperation.

Participants’ profile We are looking for participants who:

• are able to communicate in English (it will be the main working language)
• are directly working in an organisation or institution linked to the field of Youth, based in one of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries
• are experienced in managing projects in the youth field
• are willing to develop innovative practices within the field of youth on 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 explore possibilities to develop and implement Strategic Partnership projects.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise 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 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

 

Organiser:

Erasmus+ UK National Agency Ecorys UK – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • JUGEND für Europa – German Youth National Agency

Phone: 0121 212 8947

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Step into Partnership UK.pdf

Contact for questions:

Erasmus+ TCA team

E-Mail: erasmusplustca@ecorys.com

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 BiTriMulti (BTM): Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges

Dates: 17-21 September 2019

Venue: Norway

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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 8th July 2019

The aim of the BiTriMulti course is to offer an international learning experience for those active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects; especially newcomers to this field.

General Description

The BiTriMulti training supports voluntary as well as full-time youth workers dealing directly with young people in developing their first international Youth Exchange in the framework of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The aim of the BTM training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects.

Objectives of BTM:

  • 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.

Programme: The BTM training is a learning-by-doing experience, built on a simulation exercise which is interspersed with workshops, info sessions, activities to improve the group dynamics, and ends with an evaluation.

The Network of National Agencies for Erasmus+ Youth Programme organises a series of BTMs each year. You’ll find an overview on all the upcoming BTMs.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise 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 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

 

Organiser:

Belgian French speaking Erasmus+ Youth National Agency

Co-organisers:

  • Norwegian NA
  • SALTO T&C RC

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: BTM InfoPack for Participants.pdf

Contact for questions:

Gry Nesse

E-Mail: gry.nesse@bufdir.no

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 Mind yourself: Study Visit on the mental health and young people

Dates: 17-20 September 2019

Venue: Ireland

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Ireland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 22nd July 2019

A Study Visit on the continuum of mental health and mental ill health & Youth. The study visit is for youth workers to network, to share good practices/ experiences and to inspire for national and international youth projects.

General Description

A Study Visit on the continuum of mental health and mental ill health & Youth. The study visit is for youth workers to network, to share good practices/experiences and to inspire for national and international youth projects.

Objectives:

  • Built youth workers competences around the continuum of mental health and mental ill health for youth workers
  • Showcase examples of different practices on local and national level in Ireland
  • Sharing practices amongst participants on local realities
  • Support networking opportunities for future cooperation
  • Provide support project development in Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps
  • This study visit is organised by four National Agencies: NA Belgium-FL, NA Ireland, NA Belgium-FR and NA UK.

The study visit exists of 3 phases:

1. National preparation by each National Agency where the participants will get to know each other on local level and will be informed on the opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme and the European Solidarity Corps and on the support offered by the NA.

2. Study visit to Ireland, Dublin in September 2019

3. Follow-up phase on national level by the NA: support in project development, offer other (international) training opportunities.

These three phases allows the study visit to fully focus on sharing good practices, getting inspiration and creating new ideas on how youth work can play a role on mental health issues that youngsters are facing in our current society.

The study visit will not be directly focused on writing new project proposals, but will allow partner finding and developing first project ideas.

Target Group:

  • Youth workers and leaders who daily work with young people with mental health issues in both mainstream and specialized organisations,
  • Youth workers willing to develop their skill set in the field of mental health,
  • Youth workers new/experienced to the European Youth programmes and mental health topics

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise 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 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

 

Organiser:

Léargas – National Agency

Co-organisers:

JINT – National Agency

Bureau International Jeunesse – National Agency

Erasmus+ UK National Agency – National Agency

Phone: +353 1 887 1260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Mind Yourself Dublin.pdf

Contact for questions:

Carmel Walsh

E-mail: yannick.deschaepmeester@jint.be

E-Mail: cwalsh@leargas.ie

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.