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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

Training Course. Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups. Latvia

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Training Course: Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups

Dates: 1-12 November 2019

Venue: Riga, Latvia

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine

Application deadline: 20th September 2019

ATTENTION: Russian speaking seminar!

This is a course for professional development of youth workers, educators and youth leaders who would like to organise educational projects and programmes with mixed ability groups using Human Rights Education.

General Description

Training course “Human Rights Education with Mixed Ability Groups” is a training course for professional development of youth workers, educators and leaders of educational programmes who would like to organize educational projects, programmes and activities with mixed ability groups through human rights education.

During the Training Course participants will discover:

-How to run mixed ability inclusive youth educational activities and projects based on Human Rights Education and non-formal learning approach;
– The values, principles, concepts and methods of human rights education;
– The principles of development and running of educational programmes within Human rights education field;
– Quality and particularities of human rights education activity with mixed ability groups of young people;
– What is the experiential learning cycle;
– Effective tips and hints on how to make HRE inclusive
– The levels of responsibility working in activities and projects with youth groups of mixed ability nature;
– Effective tools and instruments of inclusive youth worker and educator;
– The realities and best practices of youth educational activities and projects in EU, Eastern Partnership region and Russia;

The recognition of youth work, Youthpass and different learning instruments, youth worker’s competences and assessment.

Participants will also:

– Work in international groups;
– Get practical experience preparing and running human rights education activities with mixed ability groups during the trainiing course;
– Explore recent developments of youth work field;
– Set personal and professional development aims;
– Have an opportunity to develop international and local educational projects in the field of youth within and outside Erasmus+ programme.

It is expected that participants (together or individually) will organise local training/educational activities after the training course integrating human rights education and mixed ability approaches.

Profile of participants:

– Youth workers and youth leaders who act as youth educators in educational programmes and projects representing NGOs, working directly with young people with some experience of educational programmes with mixed-ability groups or without, but having strong dedication to introduce mixed ability approach and human rights education in their work;

– Interested in development of their organisation/institution and inclusive youth work in their respective city, region, country and Europe;
– Motivated for further professional development
– Aged: 18+;
– Able to communicate and work in Russian;
– Able to participate in the full duration of the course

Application

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, food, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity.

Travel reimbursement

Visa cost cover 100% and travel costs will be paid within the limits set by the Erasmus+ programme.

Limits for countries (most economic route will be required):

  • Latvia – 20 Eur/180 Euro (depending on the region),
  • Estonia, Lithuania – 180 Euro
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Germany – 275 Euro
  • Russian Federation – 275 Eur/360 Eur (depending on the region),
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan – 360 Euro,

Please do not buy tickets before you get confirmation about acceptance and note from the organisers to buy the tickets!

Participation fee

The participation fee for the course is 20 Euro.

Application

 

Organiser:

Participation for All – Youth NGO

Phone: +371 29452445

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack HRE TC in Russian.pdf

Contact for questions:

Natalja Gudakovska

E-Mail: participationforall@gmail.com

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Training Course: Keep It Real! Vilnius 2018

Dates: 15-19 November 2019

Venue: Vilnius, Lithuania

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

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

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

General Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organizer:

Lithuanian NA – National Agency

Phone: +370 5249 7003

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Timeschedule Keep it Real 2019.pdf

Contact for questions:

Skaistė Mickūnaite

E-Mail: skaiste@jtba.lt

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Study Visit on good practices in the field of volunteering in Istanbul

Dates: 7-14 September 2019

Venue: Istanbul, Turkey

Eligible are 9 participants coming from: Iceland, Italy, Norway, Sweden

Application deadline: 25th August 2019

This study visit has been envisioned to promote good practices in the field of Volunteering as well as in the field of recognition and validation of soft skills acquired during local volunteering activities.

General Description

The Study Visit will last for 7 days (including 1 arrival day and 1 departure day). At the beginning of the Study Visit, participants and staff will introduce themselves, sharing their expectations, fears and possible contributions towards the project and will take part in various “ice-breaking” activities to create a cooperative and proactive group environment.

Participants will see first-hand examples of good practices in the field of Volunteering and in the field of recognition and validation of soft skills.

The meeting, managed by the project partner Antalya EU Center in collaboration with the Learning Designs company, will allow to visit the major Turkish organizations and institutions in the third sector, including:

These meetings will be an opportunity to network and exchange good practices on volunteering and on the certification of volunteers’ skills, which is the main objective of our project, which develops a system to recognize the skills acquired in volunteer experiences.

The institutions to be visited have been selected taking into consideration the possibility to involve them in the next steps of the project, given that Study Visits can represent powerful networking opportunities, too.

Both the participants and the visited organizations will get an explanation of the GloCal System and will be asked to contribute and participate in the process.

Participants of the Study Visit

The call is open to 9 participants from Italy.

We are looking for people with a significant role within the organization, interested in getting involved and who speak at least an intermediate level of English.

The Study Visit is cross-sectoral and is addressed to a variety of youth organizations and institutions, or their representatives with a keen interest in the recognition and certification of soft-skills at different levels, in particular through volunteering activities and with young people.

The activity is therefore open not only to NGOs or youth associations, but, for example, also to employment offices, companies, education institutions and/or other stakeholders that might be able to bridge the world of volunteering with the professional one. This Study Visit represents also the first step towards the creation of a network of associations bonded by the confidence in the value of volunteering and its expendability in the job market.

GloCal Recognition will develop a system for the recognition of soft skills acquired during volunteering activities carried out at the local level. The system is going to be adapted from “Global Recognition”, a platform previously created by Joint in collaboration with organizations from South America and Europe, aimed at the certification of international volunteering experiences. This project will, therefore, foster long-lasting cooperation between Turkish and European NGOs and will allow youngsters and local organizations to give an added value to their work.

The main concrete output of GloCal Recognition will be the creation of an online platform translated in Italian, English, and Turkish that will include:

• An assessment framework for the soft skills and a system for the emission of the certificate;

• A number of E-learning modules designed for the comprehension and awareness of users’ soft skills;

• A guidebook presenting examples of non-formal education methodologies for both youngsters and non-profit organizations, that will support them in the evaluation process of the acquired skills.

The project foresees also the promotion and dissemination of the platform through the web and various social media channels.

“GloCal Recognition” is one among the 12 projects selected within the framework of the Program “Supporting Civil Society Dialogue Between EU and Turkey Grant Scheme (CSD-V) ” funded by the Turkish Ministry of EU Affairs and by the European Union itself. The aim of the Program is to foster cooperation between Turkish and European Civil Society.

Costs

 

This project is NOT financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Food and accommodation will be covered by the project.

Travel reimbursement

For the participation in the meetings 100% of travel costs will be refund up to a maximum of 275 €.

Participation fee

Non Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Associazione di promozione sociale Joint – Youth NGO

Phone: +39 02 45 47 23 64

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Alice Lanfranchi

E-Mail: info@associazionejoint.org

Training Course. Youth Exchanges’ Training for Newcomers. Liechtenstein

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

Dates: 12-15 November 2019

Venue: Malbun, Liechtenstein

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 15th September 2019

ATTENTION: German speaking seminar!

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

General Description

Objectives of Training for Newcomers:

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

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

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

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

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

Participation fee

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

Application

 

NA for Erasmus + Youth in Action in Liechtenstein

Phone: +423 239 91 15

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsProgramme JUBE Liechtenstein.pdf

Contact for question:

Virginie Meusburger-Cavassino

E-Mail: virginie@aha.li

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

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Training Course: Nature in Action

Dates: 22-29 September 2019

Venue: Mas Franch, Girona, Spain

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Algeria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey

Application deadline: 15th July 2019

This is a training course for youth workers that offers tools to empower young people to design, plan and implement actions and projects for nature.

General Description

The training, which will take place in a natural environment, will explore a wide range of exercises and practical tools which can be used for more efficient and effective action planning (eg. Giving and receiving feedback, communication skills, etc.) as well as exploring regenerative culture, that is, ways to sustain our actions (nature connection, self reflection, motivation, etc).

As well as offering tools to enhance our connection with nature, our bodies and our minds (deep ecology, mindfulness, etc.), it will also address diverse examples of successful, active movements in the field of Ecological Activism (Permaculture, Extinction Rebellion, Ecosystem Restoration, etc.).

In addition, a good part of the program is also devoted to the development of the potential use of learning outcomes within the contexts of the partners, the reflection of the process (Youthpass) and networking.

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 costs will be reimbursed after the course up to

  • 275€ for international participants (except Turkey 360€) and
  • 100€ for Spanish participants.

Participation fee

Fee: At your arrival, a fee in cash will be asked according to the country of
origin.

  • Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey, Romania: 30€
  • Croatia, Poland, Portugal, Czech R, Greece, : 45€
  • Italy, Spain, France: 60€
  • Denmark: 75€

Application

Organiser:

Viaje a la Sostenibilidad

Phone: +3400000000

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack Nature in Action.pdf

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: TicTac in Poland

Dates: 22-29 October 2019

Venue: Warsaw, Poland

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 25th August 2019

TicTac is a multilateral training course for voluntary and professional youth workers as well as youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies in line with the goals of their organizations.

General Description

The overall aim of TicTac is to develop the participants’ competences for implementing ‘Mobility of Youth Workers’ Erasmus+ Youth projects as support measures in an organisation’s long term strategy.

The specific objectives of the course are to:

  • promote the Erasmus+ Youth Programme as an educational tool
  • explore Erasmus+ Youth Programme with a special focus on quality international cooperation
  • understand the role of Erasmus+ Youth Programme within a long term local strategy
    simulate the first steps of organizing a ‘Mobility of Youth Workers’ project in the youth field within an international team
  • develop the participants’ competences in planning non-formal education and intercultural learning processes
  • promote youth participation and active citizenship as key elements when designing a European project

The training course is designed for youth workers and youth leaders who:

  • have experienced an international event/activity before (not necessarily a project under the Erasmus+ programme),
  • are motivated to learn about and make use of the Erasmus+ Programme (Youth) for creating or strengthening international partnerships,
  • are willing to work on the quality of their international projects,
  • have the support of an organisation to attend the TicTac course and are in the position to implement European youth projects in their organisation,
  • are at least 18 years old,
  • are able to use English as a working language in order to establish effective communication during group-work and sessions. A low level of English will limit your learning opportunities.

TicTac and Youthpass

The implementation of Youthpass within the TicTac training courses has two dimensions: participants do not only assess their own learning outcomes, but also learn how to implement Youthpass in their own projects. This space for self-assessment is also linked with the concrete application of their new competences in their own realities through composing a learning diary and a personal action plan.

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.

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.

For participants from Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, the travel costs will be taken in charge by the SALTO-South East Europe Resource Centre.

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:

Polish National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme

Phone: +48 22 463 14 28

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: TICTAC InfoPack for Participants 2019.pdf

Contact for questions:

Jakub Rejniak, Lia Sayadyan

E-mail: lia.sayadyan@frse.org.pl

Phone: +48 22 463 14 31

E-Mail: jakub.rejniak@frse.org.pl

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.