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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.

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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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Youth Exchange: Creative industries in rural areas

Dates: 28 June – 7 July 2019

Venue: Zadar, Dalmatia Region, Croatia

We are looking for 6 participants (18-30 years old) + 1 group leader (20+ years old) coming from: Greece

and Involves 35 participants coming from: Croatia, Romania, Greece, Italy and Spain

Application deadline: 22nd May 2018

We are happy to announce that the “Creative industries in rural areas” is coming!
25 participants, 5 group leaders, 5 countries, 8 working days and many non formal education methodologies, sharing experiences, knowledge and best practices! Are you ready to take this challenge? Be ready to open your mind and heart and spread your experience outside.

General Description

The project Creative industries in rural areas will take place in Zadar, from the 28th of June through the 7th of July, 2019 and will bring together young people from 5 partner organizations (Croatia, Romania, Greece, Italy and Spain). Each partner participates with 6 members and 1 group leader (Croatia with two leaders).

The main aim of the exchange is to learn young people how to use cultural heritage as the basis of developing some of creative industries in one’s own community. They will be introduced with various interpretations of cultural heritage and also is expected to give their contribution through active participation in workshops.

Leaders involved in the exchange activities shall be people who have been working with young people in local communities for several years and have extensive experience in coordinating in general, developing and leading workshops and youth activities as much as cultural activism. Activities will consist of workshops, field work, lectures and practical work which will boost participants creativity.

Activities shall contribute to the purpose of the project:

  • to develop participants’ sensitivity for possibilities of creating new services and products of creative industries on the basis of cultural heritage;
  • increase possibilities for self-employment and employment in this sector;
  • and to encourage linguistic diversity, intercultural awareness and dialogue.

Participants
It will be desirable that participants are young persons from rural areas or islands, with interest for interpretation of cultural heritage in creating new commodities and services in creative industries ( such as commercials, architecture, art, crafts, design, fashion, film, interactive software, publishing industries, TV, radio, theater).

From each country will participate one group leaders (Croatia with two leaders) aged 20+, experienced in youth work, coordinating and facilitating non-formal education activities and international groups. Each group leader will accompany 6 participants (preferably 3 female and 3 male), preferably aged 21 – 25, but will be acceptable participants aged 18-30 if they meet important conditions (from rural areas or islands with interest for creative industries).

About Youthpass certificate
All participants in the youth exchange have the option of receiving a Youthpass certificate which proves their participation in the exchange.

Youthpass is a tool to document and recognize learning outcomes from youth work activities. It is available for projects funded by Erasmus+ (2014-2020). It is a part of the European Commission’s strategy to foster the recognition of non-formal learning, putting policy into practice and practice into policy:

• While creating their Youthpass certificate together with a support person, project participants are given the possibility to describe what they have done in their project and which competences they have acquired. Thus, Youthpass supports the reflection upon the personal non-formal learning process and outcomes.

• As a Europe-wide recognition instrument for non-formal learning in the youth field, Youthpass strengthens the social recognition of youth work.
• Youthpass supports active European citizenship of young people and of youth workers by describing the added value of their project.
• Youthpass also aims at supporting the employability of young people and of youth workers by raising their awareness of and helping to describe their competences, and by documenting their acquisition of key competences on a certificate.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

– Being selected for this course, accommodation and lodging (breakfast-lunch and dinner) will be 100% covered by the host organisation. During the exchange the catering will be provided (breakfast, lunch, dinner, 2 coffee breaks).

We will take care of our space where we will live, work and learn therefore we need to keep the place clean and useful for our activities.

– Transport: 100% covered by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme, within following limits:

Greece: 275 Euro/participant. Participants who will exceed this travel cost, will be charged the additional cost

– Participation fee 30 euro per participant. The fee will be deposited after succesful selection of the candidates (non-refundable in case of cancellation).

Application

 

Organizer:

LAG Mareta – NGO

Co-organizer:

YiA 18 – NGO

www.YiA18.org

Youth in Advance 18

Phone:+30 693

For additional information please: Download the Application form

email: yia18plus@gmail.com

Contact for questions:

YiA 18

Working language: English

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Partnership building Activity: Plan Your Future – Design your Present

Dates: 24-28 June 2019

Venue: Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal

Eligible are 20 participants coming from: Luxembourg, Portugal

Application deadline: 12th May 2019

A Partnership Building Activity to promote partnerships and develop quality Youth Exchanges, with a strong focus on participation of Young People, designed for experienced and newcomer organizations.

General Description

The Millennial’s are a generation focused on new trends, new needs and lifestyles, environment, health, future of work and sustainable ecosystems are the current generation of Youngsters new concerns.

  • How to align this trends and interests with Erasmus+ KA1 future Youth Exchanges ?
  • How to involve the youngsters in the co-designing of a Youth Exchange ?
  • How to understand the impact and footprint of a Erasmus+ KA1 Youth Exchange in local community ?

Join us and “PBA: Plan Your Future – Design with us your present.

PBA Focus:

– Young people as actors in the different steps of a youth exchange, supported and coached by youth workers;
– The experienced and the newcomer organisations;
– The local community as the integral supporting structure of a youth exchange;
– The impact and permanent mark on a local community because of a youth exchange;
– The Importance of Youthpass and how to deliver and design activities during the Youth Exchange connected with it.

The above features will not only be discussed and analyzed, but will also be based upon real practical experience during the Partnership Building Activity.

Aims & Ojectives

– To create an opportunity to find good and reliable partners to make youth exchanges with;
– To understand what is needed to plan a youth exchange of good quality;
– To create a solid network of contacts and partnerships;
– To equip the youth workers with insight in their role as coach and support;
– To experience the possibilities of local involvement;
– To understand the impact and social change a youth exchange can have within the local community;

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:

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme

Co-organiser:

  • Anefore (Luxembourg National Agency for Erasmus+ YouthProgramme

Phone: +351 253 204260

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Carla Marques

E-Mail: carla.marques@juventude.pt

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.