Δραστηριότητες Δικτύωσης (Networking Activities) στην Κύπρο και το εξωτερικό

(Αποκεντρωμένη Δράση)

Τι είναι οι Δραστηριότητες Δικτύωσης και που στοχεύουν;
Οι Δραστηριότητες Δικτύωσης αποτελούν για τις Εθνικές Υπηρεσίες ένα εργαλείο μέσω του οποίου προωθούνται οι στόχοι και οι προτεραιότητες του ΕΣΑ με στόχο την ποιοτική εφαρμογή του Προγράμματος αλλά και την ενίσχυση του αντίκτυπου του στην ευρύτερη κοινωνία.

Οι Δραστηριότητες Δικτύωσης στοχεύουν:

– Στην ποιοτική εφαρμογή του Ευρωπαϊκού Σώματος Αλληλεγγύης (ΕΣΑ) και στην κινητοποίηση οργανισμών και ατόμων για συμμετοχή στο εν λόγω Πρόγραμμα

– Στην ανάπτυξη μίας κοινότητας μεταξύ των συμμετεχόντων του ΕΣΑ με στόχο την ενίσχυση του αντίκτυπου του Προγράμματος,

 – Στην ανάπτυξη των δυνατοτήτων των εγκεκριμένων οργανισμών να προσφέρουν ποικίλες κ ποιοτικές δραστηριότητες στους συμμετέχοντες του ΕΣΑ.

Ποιοι μπορούν να συμμετάσχουν: Οι Δραστηριότητες Δικτύωσης (Networking Activities) απευθύνονται σε

  • νέους/νέες που έχουν εγγραφεί στη βάση δεδομένων του ΕΣΑ και έχουν ήδη υλοποιήσει ή ενδιαφέρονται να υλοποιήσουν σχετικές δραστηριότητες στα πλαίσια του εν λόγω Προγράμματος,
  • μαθητές, φοιτητές, εθελοντές, εκπαιδευόμενους, εκπαιδευτικούς, μέντορες, άτομα που δραστηριοποιούνται στον τομέα νεολαίας (youth workers),
  • οργανισμοί (δημόσιοι και ιδιωτικοί, κοινωνικές επιχειρήσεις, ΜΚΟ και άλλοι) που δραστηριοποιούνται στους τομείς του ΕΣΑ,
  • φορείς που δύναται να λειτουργήσουν ως πολλαπλασιαστές στους τομείς του ΕΣΑ.

Τι στήριξη θα λάβω από την Υπηρεσία; Σε περίπτωση που επιλεγείς, η Εθνική Υπηρεσία (Ο Οργανισμός Νεολαίας Κύπρου) θα καλύψει ποσοστό του κόστους των μετακινήσεων σου (αεροπορικό εισιτήριο, εισιτήρια λεωφορείου κτλ), ενώ οι διοργανωτές θα σου παρέχουν τη διαμονή και τη διατροφή.   Πως μπορώ να συμμετάσχω;

  • Εγγράψου στην ιστοσελίδα του SALTO και υπόβαλε ηλεκτρονικά την αίτηση σου.
  • Δες τη λίστα των τρέχουσων ευκαιριών που είναι αναρτημένη πιο κάτω

Τρέχουσες ευκαιρίες 

The training activity aims to support and build up the capacities of organizations that actively participate in volunteering actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and Impact in the respective projects.

 Objectives and benefits of the training course

  • Foster understanding, awareness and commitment to core quality criteria of the European Solidarity Corps
  • Build up competences on how to design and implement European Solidarity Corps projects with a view to quality
  • Ensure clarity and support on how the programme works formally: opportunities, guidelines, structures, priorities, rules, and procedures
  • Give space to participants to express burning issues and needs and offer support where possible
  • Foster a supportive community of organisations involved in the European Solidarity Corps

 Part of the course is an obligatory online preparatory phase:

Before the residential training course in Germany, there is a mandatory online preparatory/introductory phase. It aims to introduce basic information in order to establish common grounds as well as provide a place where participants will start to form a community of learners and will carry out first homework and assessments of their own organisation, local community and own needs.

 We are looking for participants who:

  • are involved in the Volunteering Actions in European Solidarity Corps Programme
  • are connected to organisations/institutions holding a Quality Label for Volunteering (or an accreditation for Volunteering in Erasmus+).
  • have a crucial role in and commitment to
    • providing conditions for high quality activities
    • ensuring a positive impact of Volunteering Activities within their community
    • creating learning opportunities within the organisation and for volunteer

Dates: 31/08 – 04/09/2020

Country: Germany

Application Deadline: 3 July 2020

More information, as well as the online application form can be found at https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/european-solidarity-corps-tosca.8577/

The training activity aims to support and build up the capacities of organizations that actively participate in Volunteering Actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and impact in the respective projects.

Objectives and benefits of the training course:

  • Foster understanding, awareness and commitment to core quality criteria of the European Solidarity Corps
  • Build up competences on how to design and implement European Solidarity Corps projects with a view to quality
  • Ensure clarity and support on how the programme works formally: opportunities, guidelines, structures, priorities, rules, and procedures
  • Give space to participants to express burning issues and needs and offer support where possible
  • Foster a supportive community of organisations involved in the European Solidarity Corps

 

Part of the course is an online preparatory phase:

Before the residential training course in Austria, there is a mandatory online preparatory/introductory phase. Its aims to introduce basic information in order to establish common grounds, as well as provide a place where participants will start to form a community of learners and will carry out first homework and assessments of their own organisation, local community and own needs.

We are looking for participants who:

  • are involved in the support system around the Volunteering Actions in European Solidarity Corps Programme
  • are connected to organisations/institutions holding a Quality Label for Volunteering (or an accreditation for Volunteering in Erasmus+).
  • have a crucial role in and commitment to providing conditions for high quality activities, ensuring a positive impact of Volunteering Activities within their community, creating learning opportunities within the organisation and for volunteers.

Dates: 8 – 12 June 2020

Country: Poland

Application Deadline: 8 April 2020

More information, as well as the online application form can be found at the following link https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/european-solidarity-corps-tosca.8563/

We invite youth leaders from all over Europe to an open dialogue with their peers and European decision makers on the upcoming EU Gender Equality Strategy. The forum will highlight the importance of young voices in the gender equality discourse.

Context

The overall aim of this forum is to raise awareness for gender equality and to make young people’s voices heard in the European discourse. The starting point will be the results of the Austrian Presidency Conference “Gender Equality & YOU” in 2018, the Youth Goal #2 as well as the European Commission’s upcoming Gender Equality Strategy (expected for March 2020).

The Austrian Presidency Conference “Gender Equality & YOU. Young voices. Joint initiative.” took place on 11/12 October 2018 and inspired an open dialogue on the future priorities for the work on gender equality of the EU. The forum in Brussels on 27-29 May 2020 will continue and build on these results and initiate a dialogue between youth leaders and European stakeholders.

A central part of the forum are interactions with members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM) and representatives of the European Commission.

Aims & Objectives

  • To open a dialogue between young people and European stakeholders on Gender Equality
  • To raise awareness of the new EU Gender Equality Strategy and collect young people’s perspectives
  • To create links between the EU Gender Equality Strategy and young people’s realities and explore young people’s possible contributions
  • To follow up on the outcomes of the 2018 Gender Equality & YOU conference and link them and Youth Goal 2 to the current strategy
  • To raise awareness of Gender Equality as an important issue for young people and the importance of including young people’s voices in the Gender Equality discourse

Participants

We invite youth leaders from all EU member states under the age of 30. We are aiming to have a diverse group of people regarding gender, age, organisational background and prior experience with the topic. Having participated in the 2018 conference is an advantage but not a prerequisite.

Dates: 27 – 29 May 2020

Country: Belgium

Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

More information, as well as the online application from can be found at https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/gender-equality-you-forum-2020.8631/

The event aims to bring together different organisations, newcomers and the ones that have experience and are interested in new fields of volunteering.

How can European Solidarity Corps – volunteering projects be implemented in fields such as climate change, social economy, libraries and museums, online activism, intergenerational dialogue, human rights and other areas?

This networking event aims to bring together new and experienced organisations who are interested to become part of the European Solidarity Corps community; a community of active organisations that goes beyond by exploring new volunteering areas and co-creates relevant opportunities through an inspiring process.

Objectives

  • Create a frame for sharing experience in the field of volunteering, from different areas of expertise
  • Discuss and understand Solidarity as one of the core values in volunteering
  • Explore new fields of volunteering beyond the outreach of the former European Voluntary Service programme
  • Motivate the organisations to join the European Solidarity Corps community
  • Support networking between organisations and encourage them to establish trans-national projects in the framework of the European Solidarity Corps programme

 Target group

The event is for participants with the following background:

  • Newcomer organisations / institutions interested in stepping in the Solidarity Corps volunteering action, with or without the Quality Label.
  • Experienced organisations interested to have new partners in new fields of volunteering

Dates: 24 – 29 May 2020

Country: Hungary

Application Deadline: 13 April 2020

More information, as well as the online application form can be found at the following link: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/solidarity-opening-the-door-to-new-volunteering-fields.8593/

A training aimed at making civic education an integral part of your youth work and youth exchanges.

The idea of the training course is owed to the current situation in Europe and the need to promote awareness of democracy, participation and critical thinking about political and social issues as well as to enable youth to play an active role in political life.

“Let’s go civic!” aims to give participants an introduction to the topics of civic education. The training will give the space to get ideas and to develop concepts on how to bring the topic into your daily work with young people and to integrate it into youth exchanges.

 The main objectives of the training are:

– To work on how civic education can become an integral part of youth exchanges

– To discuss about human rights and human rights education in youth work

– To develop critical learning skills in the context of youth work

– To get to know good examples of civil youth initiatives

– To provide knowledge about the European dimension of youth policy

Dates: 11 -15 May 2020

Country: Germany

Application Deadline: 15 March 2020

More information as well as the online application form can be found https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/let-s-go-civic-youth-exchanges-for-civic-engagement.8472/

“ABC on Volunteering Mentorship TC” is an opportunity for volunteering hosting/sending organizations to train their mentors (or potential), offering the basic learning for mentoring volunteering activities (preparation, implementation & follow up phases),  aiming to develop their knowledge and skills to better support European volunteers and volunteer learning process, under Erasmus+ programme.

During the TC participants will learn more about Erasmus + programme, roles of the different key stakeholders on volunteering activities, in special, the role of the mentor, the knowledge and skills needed, how to support the learning process, tips to solve problems, etc
Participants will reflect about their own work and will exchange experiences with each other, creating as an outcome a “support network” that will go on after the end of the TC.
Objectives
– To offer the newcomers volunteering activities mentors a practical and theoretical experience on volunteer’s mentorship.

– To understand the volunteering chart and the roles of the different stakeholders in the volunteering activities within Erasmus +

– To develop knowledge and skills to support volunteers, namely the learning processes

– To discover different types of mentoring

– Get answers to technical / practical issues

– Meet good practices and exchange experiences

– Exchange contacts a create possible new partnerships

– Create a support group (network)

Dates: 10-15 May 2020

Country: Spain

Application Deadline: 29 March 2020

More information, as well as the online application form can be found at the following link: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/abc-on-voluntering-mentorship-net-activity.8618/

The conference “Europe talks about Solidarity” will offer a space for conceptual debates around the understanding of solidarity in Europe. The event will bring together experts that will challenge the understanding of solidarity in the youth sector.

Concept

This conference will be the first one from a seria of events, hosted in different countries. Is a two-day event, starting on 12th of March 2020 until 14th of March 2020.

The objectives of the event are:

  • To offer a platform for participating in debates on different aspects and understanding of solidarity
  • To showcase different inspirational inputs and practices related to solidarity in the European Solidarity Corps programme and beyond
  • To build a supportive network of diverse stakeholders committed to solidarity in Europe

Participants

The conference will bring together around 40 persons from various fileds, interested in the topic of solidarity. The criteria for participants selection is the interest in conceptual debates around solidarity, the connection with the topic of solidarity and the representation of as most diverse sectors as possible. This conference is dedicated to actors involved in the youth sectors together with representatives from:  govermental structures: local communities, municipalities, ministries; policy makers and political representatives; artists and representatives of cultural sector; private sector (eg social enterprises); CSO representatives and civil society movements, faith-based groups; media, journalists, bloggers, influencers.

Dates: 12 – 14 March 2020

Country: Austria

Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

More information, as well as the online application form can be found https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/europe-talks-about-solidarity.8467/

YES, U2 – Engage NEET with community is about innovative youth work approaches to engage NEET youth with local community.

Do you work on social inclusion or are you inclusive? What is the difference? Who has the responsibility to engage NEET youth with community? NEET youth are identified with what they are “Not” (in Education, Employment and Training). Instead, we use hopeful future approach to develop practical strategies on how to connect NEET with community.

The aim of the training course is to build capacity and competences of people working with youth in order to engage NEET youth with local community.

This training course specially focuses on innovative learning approaches and developing competences in order to create safe and comprehensive spaces, supporting young people’s sense of belonging to society and empowering them to take an active role in the local community.

Objectives
1. To find a common ground about NEET youth in different communities;
2. To raise awareness on the youth worker´s role to empower NEET youth to be engaged with local communities;
3. To explore hopeful-future approach to support the inclusion of NEET youth in the local community;
4. To develop practical strategies in order to engage NEET youth with their local community;
5. To build a network among practitioners in order to explore further ways to cooperate within the
Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes.

Participants

Youth workers, educators, volunteers and practitioners in the youth field, active at local level in formal and non-formal education who:
➔ work with young people in their community;
➔ are interested to work with unemployed youth;
➔ are interested in how to work with marginalized youth;
➔ care about including NEET youth with their local community.

Dates: 25 April – 1 May 2020

Country: Latvia

Application Deadline: 3 March 2020

More information, as well as the online application form can be found at the following link: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/yes-u2-engage-neet-with-community.8610/

Two-phased training course with an option of the realization mini-project, creation of methodology, how to work with the competencies needed to move towards the social economy.

The main objectives of this training course are to create a space for young leaders and youth workers in order to explore: the possibilities of social economy, the differences between social vs. market economy and to learn how to design and apply for transnational youth initiative projects in local communities with social impact.

Training’ structure: There will be two connected with each other training.

1 phase: 28.1. – 2.2.2020 

Theoretical background on social economy and entrepreneurship, good practices in the field and the development of entrepreneurial competences.

2 phase: 16.4. – 19.4.2020

Understanding of the Transnational Youth Initiatives action and the Solidarity project action’ application forms and writing in situ of concrete projects.

Participation in both phases of the training course is highly desired.

Goals:

  • increase the quality of youth work.
  • create a space for participatory youth work.
  • foment network among participants with an interest in the social economy approach.
  • support the KA2 Transnational Youth Initiatives action.
  • promote social economy values.
  • explore good practices of social enterprises through a study visit and case studies.
  • discover the impact and sustainability aspect within the social vs market economy.
  • provide a methodology for the development of entrepreneurial competencies identified by the European framework for entrepreneurial competencies.
  • identify already existing resources
  • explore Erasmus+ program as a tool development of entrepreneurial competencies with emphasis on social economy.
  • Increase knowledge of project proposal design and application.

Country: Slovak Republic

Application Deadline: 15 December 2019

More information, as well as the online application form can be found at the following link: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/build-your-own-social-startup-initiative.8369/

A 5-day training course that will bring together the representatives of NGOs and local youth officers to develop strategies to foster recognition of youth work and non-formal learning at national and municipal level.

The training course aims to strengthen and support the recognition of youth work at local level in participants’ countries – led by the regional cooperation of NGOs within the South Med and Europe.

Recognise It! Develop strategies for recognition of youth work! aims to bring together representatives of organisations (NGOs) (who are active in youth work locally in an NGO) and local youth officers (who are working with or for young people at municipal level). They will come together from Programme countries and South Mediterranean countries in order to develop strategies to support the recognition of youth work and non-formal learning at municipal level. In this sense, youth work refers to engagement and activities, which are implemented by NGOs/groups of active people focusing on young people and on how to make the situation of young people in their context – mainly at local level- better.

This will be third training course of the Recognise it! Series, building on the experience gained and will focus on:

  • sharing good practices, realities and experiences from municipal/local level,
  • exploring concepts and research related to recognition,
  • analysing individual situations,
  • developing concrete action plans for the future, and
  • implementing the Youthpass process.

This training course is part of a long-term strategic project that started in 2016 initiated by SALTO -YOUTH EuroMed, SALTO-YOUTH Training and Cooperation Resource Centres and the Italian and German National Agencies for Erasmus+: Youth in Action and Movetia.

With this training course, further contributions will be made to processes already ongoing in participant’s countries – taking into account the different socio-political realities within the participant group.

m to co-create a space for debates about concepts, topics and issues related to recognition, including sharing the results of research carried out during the project. The publication Unlocking Doors to Recognition (currently being revised), that focuses on recognition developments at local level, has been one of the starting points for the long-term cooperation and will be addressed during the training course.

Dates: 30/03 – 05/04/2020

Country: Germany

Application Deadline: 13 January 2020

More information, as well as the online application form can be found at the following link: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/recognise-it-develop-strategies-for-recognition-of-youth-work.8423/

The event to put together resources and good practice from all over Europe in order to get inspiration for good quality mentoring.

Meaningful learning experiences
Ecourage
Nurture
Tranform
Orientation
Relation building

Mentoring is one of the key processes that makes a difference among volunteering projects in European Solidarity Corps or European Voluntary Service and other types of youth projects. In the last 30 years a vast experience has been accumulated in supporting volunteers. It is the time to harvest it and find inspiration for the next step.

 WHO?

Anybody with relevant experience when it comes to mentorship such as:
•    experienced mentors;
•    volunteers that had a relevant experience due to mentoring process;
•    trainers involved in training courses addressing mentoring;
•    representatives from organisations that have a big number of volunteers and that works a lot with mentors;
•    persons involved in strategic partnerships projects addressing mentoring;
•    representatives from NAs that developed programs on mentoring.
Important notice: experience in mentoring is the most important criteria in selecting the participants!

 WHY?

The event will focus on three main objectives:
•    Explore the current needs regarding mentoring process in project supported by European Solidarity Corps programme
•    Explore the resources available for assuring a qualitative mentoring process
•    Mind the gap between what is needed, and it is already there – plan future actions / programs / initiatives that will support a qualitative mentoring process

The international event “Mentoring under construction” has as main aim to explore and harvest the existing resources for supporting a qualitative mentoring process.

During the past years, different NAs developed different understandings and tool to assure a qualitative mentoring process. In the European Solidarity Corps program, mentoring should be provided to all participants in volunteering activities and in jobs and traineeships projects.

This event will gather different expertise that exist in the network of the NAs in relation with mentoring and training of mentors, to discuss about different approaches and tools used to assure quality in mentoring process and to generate future activities in partnership that will support the process of mentoring in the European Solidarity Corps programme.

Dates: 24 – 26 March 2020

Country: Romania

Application Deadline: 10 February 2020

 More information, as well as the online application form can be found at https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/mentoring-under-construction.8449/

The main aim of this training course is to empower and equip youth workers with the competences needed to work in a One 2 One relationship with young people in order to support their learning and development processes.

Have you ever felt confused about your role with the young people you work with? Do they see you as a coach? Mentor? Tutor? Can you work with groups, but find it difficult to work with individuals? Have you never had a tetralemma? YES?

Then this course is for you!

Context and background of this training course:

In several areas of the European youth programmes, youth workers and trainers are increasingly required to be able not only to work with groups of young people but, also, to accompany individuals through the various learning, professional and personal development processes on offer.

Although one-to-one dialogue may seem like an obvious and natural form of communication, for youth work practitioners it has also become a professional requirement. Therefore, many youth workers feel they need training in order to appropriately support young people through their individual development and learning processes.

WHAT DOES “One 2 One” STAND FOR?

“One 2 One” is a little play on words. One 2 one means face to face i.e. the individual relationship, which we are focusing on during the training course.

 

The aims and objectives of this training course:

The main aim of this course is to empower and equip youth workers with the competences needed to work in a One 2 One relationship with young people in order to support their learning and development processes.

Within this, we seek:

  • To explore what “supporting learning” means in one-to-one relationships;
  • To practice different one-2-one learning support methods and approaches;
  • To develop the skill of initiating & supporting self-reflection about learning;
  • To reflect on how supporting learning individually and in groups complement and influence each other;
  • To exchange about various types of contexts (from local youth work to international mobilities) and approaches such as mentoring, coaching and tutoring.

 Dates: 23 – 29 March 2019

Country: Germany

Application Deadline: 19 January 2019

More information, as well as the online application form can be found at the following link: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/one-2-one-supporting-learning-face-to-face.8448/

Impact+: Youth Field training course offers applicants of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action and the European Solidarity Corps programme to better plan and assess results and impact of their projects.

The training course is based on the Impact+ Exercise that was developed as part of a Transnational Cooperation Activity project led by the United Kingdom Erasmus+ National agency and CMEPIUS the Slovenian Erasmus+ Education and Training National Agency. This model was later adapted for the youth field and tested on a national level by Movit Slovenian Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agency.

The main aim of the training course is to equip participants with knowledge and skills for successful planning and assessing impact of the projects in the youth field.

Objectives of the activities are:

  • Participants will learn about the basic concepts related to project management and impact assessment.
  • Participants will get to know the Impact+ tool and its adaptation for use in the youth field.
  • Participants will learn to plan and assess projects’ results and impact.
  • Participants will explore and define projects’ indicators and data sources.
  • Participants will learn to define relevant audiences and further develop dissemination plan of the project impact.

Target group: Representatives of youth organisations, youth workers, youth and project leaders planning or/and implementing projects in the Erasmus+: Youth in action or European Solidarity Corps programme.

Dates: 16 – 19 March 2020

Country: Slovenia

Application Deadline: 9 February 2020

More information, as well as the online application form can be found https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/impact-youth-field.8537/

The conference “Europe talks about Solidarity” will offer a space for conceptual debates around the understanding of solidarity in Europe. The event will bring together experts that will challenge the understanding of solidarity in the youth sector.

Concept

This conference will be the first one from a series of events, hosted in different countries. Is a two-day event, starting on 12th of March 2020 until 14th of March 2020.

The objectives of the event are:

  • To offer a platform for participating in debates on different aspects and understanding of solidarity
  • To showcase different inspirational inputs and practices related to solidarity in the European Solidarity Corps programme and beyond
  • To build a supportive network of diverse stakeholders committed to solidarity in Europe

Τhe event is co-organised by the European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre, the Austrian National Agency and the Finish National Agency.

 Participants

The conference will bring together around 40 persons from various fileds, interested in the topic of solidarity. The criteria for participants selection is the interest in conceptual debates around solidarity, the connection with the topic of solidarity and the representation of as most diverse sectors as possible. This conference is dedicated to actors involved in the youth sectors together with representatives from:  governmental structures: local communities, municipalities, ministries; policy makers and political representatives; artists and representatives of cultural sector; private sector (eg social enterprises); CSO representatives and civil society movements, faith-based groups; media, journalists, bloggers, influencers.

Dates: 12 – 14 March 2020

Country: Austria

Application Deadline: 20 January 2020

More information, as well as the online application form can be found https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/europe-talks-about-solidarity.8467/

This training course aiming to give creative and innovative tools to youth workers in order to increase the quality in their ERASMUS + projects and offer answers to the above issues.

Aims:

  • To support youth workers, youth leaders and other educators to think in innovative ways when approaching youth-related topics and develop creative models of intervention
  • To increase the impact and efficiency of their activities – and even considering cooperating in wider fields and creating synergies outside youth;
  • To analyze each step of a project (preparation, implementation, evaluation and follow up) and develop creative solutions to improve these steps in terms of process and quality results.
  • To develop innovative methodologies that increase effective participation of all project actors involved in youth projects: partners, youngsters, local communities, and policymakers.

The idea of this training is to turn things upside down. And inside out. To take old ideas out of the box, and re construct them in a different shape… We want to use the fact that a new, different programme is starting, to help future beneficiaries to re-think their practices, to invent new ones, to experiment and to find new solutions to old problems. All of this based on Non-formal learning principles including experiential and self-directed learning.

Dates: 9 – 14 March 2020

Country: Greece

Application Deadline: 27 January 2020

More information as well as the online application form can be found https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/creativity-innovation.8456/

Many initiatives concern “sensitive topics with young refugees” (physical, psychological and social). The challenge is not to re-invent wheels, but connect successful initiatives and learn from each other to better integrate them in youth work.

This seminar/study visit would be organised by NA Belgium-FR in collaboration with NA Belgium-FL. Up to 25 youth workers from the different involved countries will be able to exchange good practices/tools/methods used on a local level, learn from identified successful projects and each other’s experiences and bring back inspiration and new ideas for successful local projects back home that will benefit their daily work with young refugees. This pathway allows the study visit to fully focus on sharing concrete good practices, getting inspiration and creating new ideas on how youth work can concretely contribute to tackle the issue of sensitive topics with refugees.

This seminar will consist in two parts: one dedicated to the exchange of tools, practices, methods in dealing with physical, psychological and social problems. The second part will consist in visiting organisations working on the integration of young refugees and using some tools and practices regarding this topic.

Aim of the Seminar/Study visit: This seminar is aimed at empowering youth workers working or motivated to work with young refugees, newly arrived young migrants and asylum seekers to tackle sensitive issues (physical, psychological and social problems).

Objectives

  • To reflect on how youth work at the local level can help young refugees affected by these sensitive issues;
  • Present tools to youth workers to facilitate their work with young refugees affected by these issues;
  • To exchange good practices (projects, methods and activities) of youth work;
  • To explore local good practices of Belgian youth/civil society organisations in how to tackle these issues;
  • To get inspired and create own tools/ideas for the integration of refugees;
  • To explore how Erasmus+ can be used as a tool regarding this topic;
  • Το transfer tools and practices from other organisations.

Dates: 8 – 13 March 2020

Country: Brussels

Application Deadline: 14 January 2020

More information, as well as the online application form can be found at the following link: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/seminar-study-visit-sensitive-topics-in-working-with-young-refugees.8372/

Street based Detached Youth Work, Outreach Youth Work, Street Youth Work, Mobile Youth Work – Just name it! Come as You Are meeting aims to get together those who work with young people in NEET situation to share their practices and learn from each other.

The main aim of Come as You Are meeting is to give space for Youth Workers to explore a phenomenon behind their work. This 2 working days meeting focuses on issues like

– the principles and values behind the work

– the ways and means of the work

– the realities street outreach youth workers face

– the main issues where young people age between 16-29 need most support

– the services young people age between 16-29 need most in different countries

Participants:

  • Youth workers working with young people in NEET situation as street workers, outreached youth workers etc..
  • heads and developers of street workers, outreached youth workers etc.
  • heads and developers of municipal youth work

 Dates: 3 – 6 March 2020

Country: Finland

Application Deadline: 12 January 2020

More information, as well as the online application from can be found at the following link: https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/come-as-you-are-work-meeting-for-street-youth-workers.8444/

This training course aims to support people dealing with youth with di(vers)abilities to increase competences in developing quality Strategic Partnerships in innovation or exchange of good practice in the youth field within Erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION.

Strategic Partnership projects provide opportunities for sustainable international cooperation and innovation in the youth field within Erasmus+: Youth in Action. These projects have a lot of potential for the development of innovative ideas and concepts of wider relevance for the youth field in Europe. For that, Strategic Partnerships also offer a huge potential when it comes to the topic of inclusion.

We are looking for participants who:

  • are professionals working with young people in the social field: youth workers, social workers, (social) pedagogues, caretakers, youth leaders, working with disabilities (incl autism, sensory disabilities, diversabilities, learning difficulties, etc.)
  • are able to communicate in English (it will be the main working language)
  • are directly working in an organisation or institution, based in one of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme countries
  • are willing to develop or exchange good practices of working with youth on the international level
  • so far have not implemented a Strategic Partnership under Key Action 2 within the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programme
  • have a specific idea and willingness to develop and implement Strategic Partnership projects.

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 in Action programme
  • Understand quality requirements for Strategic Partnerships
  • Get to know examples of such projects
  • Link the needs of the inclusion field with the opportunities of Strategic Partnerships
  • 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

Dates: 1 – 7 March 2020

Country: Germany

Application Deadline: 17 January 2020

More information as well as the online application form can be found https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/step-into-strategic-partnerships-on-inclusion-within-erasmus-youth-in-action.8475/