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Bucharest

Seminar: FuturE+

Dates: 12-15 March 2019

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are 150 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: 27th January 2019

International event aiming to analyze the current Erasmus+ response to organizational needs and to collect input on the format of the future program in connection with the European Youth Strategy.

General Description

Over the last 20+ years, the Romanian Erasmus+ National Agency focused on promoting and supporting learning as the main tool for change at local, national and European level, with a strong added value in all educational sectors.

At present, the NA works on identifying and connecting the needs of current beneficiaries to the future format of the Erasmus+ Program.

In addition, based on the specific European context – with Romania holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union until June 2019 – the focus of the NA activity falls on promoting mobility, inclusion and excellence in the fields of education and youth.

Objectives of the event:
– mapping the strong points and elements needing improvement in the current E+ program;
– identifying how the new elements of the program could be efficiently implemented by the beneficiaries;
– elaboration of participant’s resolution concerning the future of the Erasmus+ Program (2021 – 2027).

The event FuturE+
The 2,5 working days event will place the participants in the center of the process by gathering their expertise and their inputs about Erasmus+.

Thus, through interactive workshops, the ideas of the participants coming from different European countries and with a strong experience in implementing Erasmus+ projects will be analyzed and they will contribute to the elaboration of the event’s resolution on the future Program.

The mix of workshops and facilitated discussions will be moderated by experienced trainers and facilitators.

By participating you can:

– make your voice heard at international level and use your experience in order to identify how Erasmus+ might be improved;

– learn the new elements of the program proposed by the European Commission and contribute to finding the most efficient ways to implement them;

– take part in the elaboration of an international resolution based on the UN Resolution Model aiming at contributing to a better Erasmus+ in the future.

Based on your contribution, the Romanian NA will present the resolution, to:

  • the European Youth Conference (2019)
  • the Youth Ministries Director meeting (March 2019)
  • the NA Director’s meeting (April 2019)
  • European Union Summit- Sibiu (May 2019)
  • and also to the European Commission and to the European Parliament.

A complementary event (FuturESC) with similar aims for European Solidarity Corps Program will be organized in parallel.

The event FuturE+ will take place between 13 – 15.03 (half day), with 12.03 – arrival and departure on 15.03 (afternoon/evening).

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

ANPCDEFP- Romanian National Agency

Phone: (+4) 021 201 0715

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Nicusor Ciobanu

E-Mail: nicusor.ciobanu@anpcdefp.ro

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: Europeers Training Course

Dates: 7-11 February 2019

Venue: Foresight Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Eligible are 30 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: 8th January 2019

A training course for young people who have taken part in Erasmus+ projects. The training prepares participants to share their experiences, develop key skills and inspire other youngsters to get involved in European international mobility programmes.

General Description

EuroPeers are young people who have travelled to other countries to study, get work experience, or take part in education or youth projects.

EuroPeers inform, motivate and support other young people to get involved in these life changing activities. EuroPeers promote Erasmus Plus and the European Solidarity Corps programmes. EuroPeers is a youth-led European network with annual meetings with training provided for its members on a national and international level.

Join us in Liverpool, United Kingdom at the beginning of February and spend 5 days with a group of motivated, internationally minded young people from all around Europe who are passionate about sharing their experiences with the European Voluntary Service, youth exchanges and other opportunities funded by Erasmus+.

Share your European story, develop your leadership skills, learn about the newly launched European Solidarity Corps initiative and have some fun with like minded young people.

You will get immediate opportunities to put learning into practice in your national network and you will develop a range of new skills which will be a great addition to your CV!

This training course will aim at covering the following skills and topics:

  • presentation and public speaking
  • community mapping
  • event organisation and management
  • project management and public relations
  • international networking and partnership building
  • exchange on national realities and best practices

This is a fully residential course (shared rooms) with all meals included. The course is open to participants age 18-30 from participating counties.

Please note, this training course is not available for those currently volunteering under Erasmus+ due to double funding. If you are taking part in an Erasmus+ placement at present, please get in touch with your National Agency to find out more about other opportunties available to you. National Agencies will also be able to advise on ways you can get involved after completing your Erasmus+ placement.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

This is a fully residential course (shared rooms) with all meals included. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered.

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

A participation fee varies from call to call and country to country.

Application

Organiser:

Momentum World – Youth NGO

Phone: 020 7062 8927

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Olga

E-Mail: europeersuk@momentumworld.org

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.

Lake Ohrid

Training Course Digital Youth Work: Past, Present, Future.

Dates: 8-16 May 2019

Venue: Bitola, FYROM

Eligible are 27 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Greece, Lithuania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain

Application deadline: 1st March 2019

This project aims at raising awareness on digital competences of youth work specialists and equipping them with the necessary know-how in order to create target group appropriate distance learning models.

General Description

Young people in Europe spend an increasing amount of their time consuming digital media (video streams, messaging, blogs or social media).

However, there is an obvious lack of competences of young people to use many online platforms for learning instead only for leisure and entertainment. These tools can provide a place for young people to learn, to share their experiences, to exchange their views, to have fun with their friends and to actively participate in society.

This project aims at raising awareness on digital competences of youth work specialists and equipping them with the necessary know-how in order to create target group appropriate distance learning models.

With specific objectives:
• To create mechanisms for the development of youth work specialists’ digital competencies;
• To gain new competences regarding non-formal education activity development and implementation from different online and offline perspectives;
• To facilitate learning and understanding on how to use online learning platforms such as Moodle, Coursera, Zoom, EdX, etc., for development and implementation of newly created and current non-formal education activities;
• To develop and test webinars on various topics and issues important to youth in the participating organizations’ communities;
• To understand the value and potentials of online learning in making their current and future activities more attractive and accessible to local youth;
• To provide networking opportunities and facilitate exchange among participating organizations and their members in order to create sustainable linkages in the field of digital competences;
• To create a compendium on development and implementation of online learning activities.

Distance education around the world has already demonstrated that access can be increased and costs can be cut. However many countries online and distance learning are still considered a second chance option.

Therefore, youth organizations will have to put in place exact quality assurance mechanisms in order to create content adjusted to online learning platforms and identified needs and learning objectives of their attendees. The impact for learners will be that they will have many morе choices for determining which courses to follow and with which organization.

The organizations which provide educational activities will practice both formal and non-formal approach. This will result with higher level of cross-institutional cooperation regarding development and implementation of various educational programmes in coming days.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

Travel tickets shall be bought only after agreement and confirmation with the organizers. Travel expenses to and from the venue will be reimbursed up to a maximum pre-agreed with the organizers.

  • Czech Republic, Estonia, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Greece: 275 euro
  • Spain: 260 euro

Participation fee

Participation fee 20€

Application

 

Organiser:

EUROPEAN CULTURAL EPICENTER Bitola – Youth NGO

Phone: +38975211557

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Vele Georgiev

E-Mail: head.ece.macedonia@gmail.com

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Seminar Urban art & co: The power of education through urban art

Dates: 13-18 May 2019

Venue: Esch/sur/Alzette, Luxembourg

Eligible are 24 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, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 1st March 2019

This is a seminar for artists, educators and cultural organizers involved with youth work and social issues. Discover how art can animate public spaces, design ways to use urban art in youth work, and look for strategic partnerships within EU programs.

General Description

This is a 5-day seminar for artists, educators and cultural organizers involved with youth work and social issues.

During the seminar, participants will discover how art can animate public spaces, design ways to use urban art in their youth work, and look for strategic partnerships with the city and EU programs.

Today more than ever, the urban space is inhabited and lived by more and more people. Youth in particular live it as their third “practice ground” for becoming adults, aside from home and school, thus the potential and the impact it can have on them is immense.

This seminar will bring youth workers, community leaders and cultural managers together with artists who have made the urban space their own canvas for bringing social issues to the foreground.

Starting from their experiences and using design thinking tools, the participants will develop new methods to connect public art, active citizenship and the revitalization of public spaces.

The seminar will include:

– case studies from artists and educators, as well as from local reality
– methodology of urban art
– hands on workshops to develop new methods
– legal aspects of urban art from the municipality’s perspective
– project management for applying for Erasmus+ funds
– a space for collaborative projects and big ideas

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

Anefore – National Agency

Co-organiser:

Art square asbl

Phone: 00352 691 307 400

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Urban Art Co.pdf

Contact for questions:

Bianca Bressy

E-Mail: bianca.bressy@gmail.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.

Partnership building Activity. Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy. Turkey

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PBA: Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy

Dates: 30 April – 4 May 2019

Venue: Ankara, Turkey

Eligible are max 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: 10th January 2019

SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects.

General Description

Do you have experience working with individuals with special needs such as disability, social issues, mental challenges or an organisational environment that would welcome young people with such needs? Perhaps you’re experienced with volunteering but need more partners who can host these young people? Or maybe you just want to make a difference to young people’s lives…

Then this partnership building activity is for you! We would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects, but many hosting projects are not adapted or do not provide the needed extra support for young people (18-30 years) with special needs.

We believe that social economy organisations, with the necessary structures in place to support volunteers from disavantaged background in their activities, could become the perfect hosting place for these young people.

Hosting European volunteers gives not only the opportunity to change lives but the chance to add an international dimension and increase organisational capacity. We therefore want to bring ‘social economy’ organisations together with inclusion, youth and volunteering fields to explore the possibilities, advantages and concerns of having an European Volunteer.

Following a 2017 Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Steering Group meeting with representatives of social economy and the Youth and Vocational Education Forum 2018 (hosted in UK as part of the long term Toward’s Collaborative Practice), social economy organisations have been identified as often having projects or activities that are particularly directed towards people in underprivileged situations.

Despite frequently seeking committed volunteers to support their work, many organisations remain unaware of European volunteering funding opportunities, requirements and structures – such as the European Solidarity Corps. This partnership-building activity is a follow-up of the training course under the same topic taking place in Glasgow 10-14 December 2018.

This 3-day activity will take place in Ankara from 30th April (arrival day) to 4th May (departure) 2019 and it will be a unique opportunity to find partners to create inclusive volunteering projects in the framework of ESC. Although the programme also covers jobs and traineeships opportunities, this activity will only focus on quality volunteering projects.

General aim:

To introduce European volunteering projects to social economy organisations and encourage partnerships with inclusion, youth and volunteering organisations for quality, sustainable volunteering projects for young people with fewer opportunities.

Objectives:

– To get acquainted with the existing opportunities for youth volunteers’ placement, under European Solidarity Corps
– To share different practices on how to involve volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To motivate social economy organisations to host and send volunteers with fewer opportunities
– To develop skills in Erasmus+/ESC project management, specifically on volunteering initiatives
– To foster partnership building of potential hosting/supporting organisations equipped to support young people with fewer opportunities

Profile of participants at the course:

– Staff members/volunteers of social economy and volunteering organisations able to work on inclusion or directly with young people with fewer opportunities
– Youth workers (grassroots – involved in outreach youth work and directly working with young people with fewer opportunities)
– Staff members/volunteers involved in inclusion organisations
– Able to work in (international) English
– From ESC programme countries
– Former participants of the TC held in Glasgow (December 2018) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre – SALTO RC

Co-organiser:

Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+

Phone: +3222 09 07 20

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Andreia Henriques

E-Mail: andreia@salto-youth.net

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.

Bucharest

Training Course: Inclusion & Diversity Taster

Dates: 27-31 May 2019

Venue: Bucharest, Romania

Eligible are max 30 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, Russian Federation, Eastern Partnership countries

Application deadline: 3rd February 2019

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Training course for “mainstream” youth work organisations, motivated to start working on inclusion & diversity issues and/or include more diverse groups in their international projects.

General Description

Many organisations would like to open up their international activities for all young people, but they often find it very challenging to reach out, include or work with young people with fewer opportunities, as they are scared that it might be too difficult, lacking know how or just don’t know how to start with it.

This short taster course aims to show organisations how to be more inclusive and actively involve young people with fewer opportunities in their future Erasmus+ Youth & European Solidarity Corps projects. It should introduce some basic concepts, inspire, give examples and help them build partnerships.

General aim:

To have more inclusive & diverse Erasmus+ Youth & European Solidarity Corps projects.

Objectives:

  • To gain a basic knowledge on creating an inclusive & diverse, international project.
  • To get inspired for developing inclusive projects and reaching out to diverse groups of young people.
  • To explore inclusion possibilities of the Erasmus+ Youth programme & European Solidarity Corps
  • To find potential partners for the future Erasmus+ Youth projects & European Solidarity Corps

Profile of participants:

Youth workers, youth leaders, project managers:

  • who are doing more “mainstream” youth work, but are motivated to start working on inclusion & diversity issues or reaching out to some of the inclusion groups.
  • Have done some international activities already, but it’s not a must.
  • Who want to learn how to organise an inclusive international activity.
  • Open for the participants from the E+ programme countries and the EECA region & Russia.
  • Able to work in (international) English.

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.  The Romanian NA & SALTO Inclusion & Diversity will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Inclusion & Diversity and the Romanian National Agency for the E+ Programme

Phone: +3222090720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Marija Kljajic

E-Mail: inclusion@salto-youth.net

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.

Helsinki

Nordic Thematic Seminar: Health and Well-Being of Young People

Dates: 25-27 February 2019

Venue: Helsinki, Finland

Eligible are 60 participants coming from: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 7th January 2019

The Nordic Thematic Seminar is organised for representatives from ongoing Erasmus+ projects. It aims to focus on how the EU priority of health and well-being is relevant in European youth projects and youth work in general.

General Description

Highlighting an important priority

Young people’s health and well-being is a permanent priority in Erasmus+ Youth programme and it is also highlighted in the European Youth Strategy. Many promoters have chosen it as a theme in their projects, but it is also a theme that comes up universally in all our work with young people.

As educators we have the duty to support the mental, physical and social well-being of the young we work with. The Nordic Seminar highlights research results and general understanding about the well-being of Nordic young people.

It offers tools and good practices for supporting young people’s well-being in Erasmus+ projects and youth work in general. Practicioners outside the Erasmus+ projects will share their expertise, whereas project promoters present their working ways too.

Health and well-being is a wide topic

Health and well-being are a wide topic to look at. The seminar will concentrate on four strands of well-being:

  • Mental health
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Empowerment
  • Belonging

Young people’s mental health is the overriding topic that comes up on many levels: statistics and research, general understanding of mental health, practical tools for supporting mental health and project examples of good practices. The programme starts with a more general look and dives deeper into understanding during the days.

Healthy lifestyle can include many aspects relevant for your project and youth work. Topics that can be tackled include e.g. outdoor activities, sports, healthy body images, drugs and alcohol, sexual health and healthy food.

Empowerment links to the support that some young people need in order to take part in activities or in life as general. Good ways of empowering young people with fewer opportunities exist in projects and organisations.

Belonging is a basic human need. We have the need to have social contacts and friendships. We suffer, when we are excluded. How can we fight back loneliness?

Objectives of the seminar

  • to have a better understanding of the well-being of the Nordic youth
  • to learn ways to support young people’s mental health in European youth projects
  • to share good practices on how to support young people’s well-being or how to tackle the
  • topic in European youth projects
  • to diminish the stigma around mental health issues in youth work
  • The programme consists of inputs of external experts, workshops on relevant topics,
  • project presentations and sharing of practical tools. Workshops are interactive and many
  • tools can be transferred into own work.

Participants from ongoing projects

The participants for the seminar come from Erasmus+ Youth projects that are currently ongoing or starting very soon. If the project period of your project is ongoing or you have been approved in the October application round in 2018, you are an eligible participant. All project types and key actions are welcome to join.

The short term activities of youth exchanges, youth worker mobility projects or meetings of young people and decision makers may already have happened or are happening later. Long term activities like volunteering projects, transnational youth initiatives or strategic partnerships can be ongoing.

Profile

  • over 18
  • has a relevant role in relation to the project
  • is interested in developing the competences in supporting young people’s well-being
  • comes from an ongoing project
  • is willing to work in English

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Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

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

Your travel costs are reimbursed against relevant travel documents/receipts after your trip. You will get more detailed information on reimbursement procedures of travel costs after your selection has been approved.

Participation fee

The organisers have to cover 5% of the project costs in co-funding. The countries use different strategies in covering the co-funding needs. Some countries charge a participation fee, some do not.

  • Finland: no participation fee
  • Norway: 500 NOK deduction of travel reimbursement
  • Iceland: 10% of the travel costs
  • Denmark: no participation fee, travel costs reimbursed up to 500€
  • Sweden: 1250 SEK

Application

 

Organiser:

Finnish National Agency of Education EDUFI

Co-organisers:

National Agencies of Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Sweden

Phone: +358 400 247 774

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Paavo Pyykkönen

E-Mail: paavo.pyykkonen@oph.fi