The Sound of Light

Location: Poggio Mitreto Scalo, Italy
Date: 2nd to 8th April 2016 (1st April 2016: arrival day; 9th April 2016: departure day)

The main aim of the training
The aim of the training is to gather the representatives/youth workers/active volunteers of the organizations in order to share experiences and methodologies on the active participation of youngsters with hearing impairment in local and international projects. It will allow participants to test new non-formal education methodologies, with a special focus on the ability of rethinking and reconstructing them according to the needs of the target groups, adapting them as needed and making them more inclusive.

Project objectives

  • To present the current situation of each participant own country concerning the way in which disability is approached
  • To analyse the reasons behind the lack of participation in local and international projects of youngsters with disability, the causes and the consequences of the exclusion or discriminative events that take place
  • To set a deep and detailed analysis of the different backgrounds’ problems, specifically related to disability and the way to dial with them
  • To present the different experiences in the filed of disability, the working methods participants daily use in their activities targeted to young people
  • To exchange the good practices and the virtuous experiences taking place in each background and that contribute to empower the youth work quality on this field
  • To develop new working methods to facilitate the active participation, to projects and initiatives at local and international level, of young people with and without disabilities
  • To give to the participants the opportunity to export the new competences and skills they have gained during the training so that they can share them with other colleagues activating a multiplying effect
  • To set a common ground and collect the necessary information to afterwards develop the other steps of the project, basing the work on the real needs appeared, ensuring a coherent process able to answer the different needs and specificities of the different local backgrounds.

Profile of Participants
We are looking for two (2) participants the age of 18+, who are representatives of the partner organizations, youth workers, social workers and peer educators active at local level in their associations or youth centres, who implement grass-rooted activities with young people with and without disabilities. Participants should have sufficient level of English to attend training in English.

Interessensbekundung

Are you out yet? Involving youth in outdoor activities

Location: Alvesta, Sweden
Date: 17/08/2015 – 24/08/2015
Application deadline: 21/07/2015

The main aim of the training
The main aim is to share experiences with other organizations, learn new methods and to create new partnerships between organizations who work with youngsters with outdoor activities.

Project objectives
1. To explore and share methods for motivating young people in being involved with their community (using both the countryside and the urban environment)
2. To develop new creative ideas that are accessible to all
3. To understand better the differences and similarities of leisure and outdoor activities practiced by young people within the different countries
4. To create new methods that include the youth with different backgrounds

Profile of Participants
We are looking for three (3) participators the age of 18+ who are interested and experienced in outdoor activities, either in the nature or in urban environments. The trainers should have the will to share their knowledge in fields such as sport, culture and art in a creative way and he/she should be involved both in the preparation of the activity and in the implementation of the activities. Participants should have sufficient level of English to attend training in English.

Interessensbekundung

JAMBO Young Women Empowerment to Improve Quality of Youth Work and Volunteering in EU and Partner Countries

Location: Poggio Mirteto Scalo (RT), Italien
Date: 14th – 21st September 2015 (8 working days) Arrival: 13th September, Departure 22nd September
Application deadline: 26.06.2015

Grenzenlos hat exklusiv Plätze für Mitglieder

Worum geht’s?
Grenzenlos ist Partner eines EU geförderten Projektes namens „JAMBO“, an welchem Kenia, Tanzania, Uganda, Italien, Frankreich und eben Österreich teilnehmen. Der Fokus sind Chancengleichheit für Frauen und Männer in Ostafrika, speziell in Hinblick auf Freiwilligenprojekte und am Arbeitsmarkt.
Das Projekt ist jetzt ein knappes Jahr gelaufen mit verschiedenen Trainings und kleineren Projekten.

Die bisherigen Aktivitäten fanden alle in Ostafrika statt mit Teilnehmer_nnen aus Kenia, Uganda und Tanzania. Das nächste und letzte Training findet in Italien (Rom) im September statt mit TeilnehmerInne aus den drei europäischen Ländern. Die Trainer kommen unter anderem aus Uganda, Kenia und Tanzania.

Zielgruppe representatives of EU organizations and youth workers, with the contribution of experts from African countries
Financial Conditions: 275€ travel lumpsum; board and lodging are covered

Warum?
Um mehr Einblicke in die Thematik „Gender Issues in East Africa“ zu bekommen!
Um das Wissen und die Methoden in eure Vorbereitungsseminare/Infogespräch einfließen zu lassen!
Um in einer abwechslungsreichen Trainingswoche neue Methoden kennenzulernen!
Um andere Interessierte in dem Gebiet kennenzulernen und voneinander zu lernen!

Interessensbekundung

Bewerbungsbogen

INCLUSIVE VOLUNTEERING

Location: Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
Date: 21/07/2015 – 27/07/2015
Application deadline: 21/06/2015

Background of the project

Voluntary work including people with diverse (dis)abilities often needs differently adapted methodologies and tools. Within this training we aim to explore different approaches which can be adapted due to the needs of the different working environments of each organization.
The idea of the training is to gather project coordinators and (ex-)volunteers who have experience in projects concerning people with different (dis)abilities and to create a set of tools and practical guidelines that can be used by organizations working with volunteers in order to create a better preparation for the volunteers and through this a more inclusive working environment.

Aims and Objectives

1. To reflect on the concept of (dis)abilities and the concerning laws in different countries.
2. To share experience and best practices on working with (dis)abled people.
3. To compile a set of practical tools and guidelines for future voluntary work including people with (dis)abilities and volunteering within diverse groups.
4. To create new projects aimed to improve quality of voluntary work including (dis)abled people.


Who can participate?

We are looking for volunteer participants who are 18+ and have experience in (volunteer) working with people with different (dis)abilities. Participant should have sufficient level of English to attend training in English. We strongly encourage participants with a physical disability to attend the training course!
Grenzenlos has 2 places for members reserved!

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I can do it! Support civil courage within EVS

Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 31st May – 6th June 2015
Application deadline: 30.4.2015

Background of the project

Grenzenlos is coordinating international voluntary service projects since several years. Within different contexts our volunteers in Austria and abroad reported us about situations where they wanted to stand up against something or someone but did not have the right methods or where simply too shy to do so.
We are currently developing a strategy on how to include civil courage trainings within the preparation trainings and mentoring of international volunteers attending services in Vienna.
If your EVS volunteers face similiar challenges or if you have experience in civil courage trainings you are the right partner!
We intend to organize a 5-day training course on how to promote and teach civil courage within international voluntary services (IVS) such as EVS.

Aims and Objectives

  • To promote and teach civil courage within IVS projects
  • To share methods on how to encourage volunteers, mentors and youth workers to stand up for their own beliefs
  • To sensitize volunteers on situations where civil courage is needed
  • Train different possibilities on how to re-/act in public life
  • To give youth organisations methods on how to train civil courage within their international voluntary projects
  • To sensitize volunteers and mentors towards dangerous situations
  • To rise participants self confidence and empower them take action
  • To give participants and youth organisations involved in international voluntary projects tools to stand up against racism and unequality

    Who can participate?

Participants from Austria, Russia, Ucraine,Italy,Turkey,Estonia Czech Republic Belarus France Bulgaria Belgium Sweden Armenia Island Bulgaria,Greece

  • who are 18+
  • Involved in international voluntary services as trainers, mentors, project coordinator, multiplier for EVS volunteers,etc and/or involved in civil courage trainings
  • Able to attend the whole duration of the course
  • Able to work in English
  • Interested in civil courage as such
  • Ready to pass the knowledge on
  • Ready to implement concrete civil courage workshops with your (EVS) volunteers
  • Have basic knowledge about the EVS program/volunteering

We strongly encourage organisations to send participants with a physical disability to the training course. For more infos contact barbara.eglitis@grenzenlos.or.at

Training course: Stand up! Support Civil courage within your youth projects

Location: Tulln, Austria
Date: 5th – 12th July 2015
Application deadline: 14.5.2015

Background of the project

Grenzenlos is running international projects and exchanges since several years. Within different contexts our volunteers in Austria and abroad reported us about situations where they wanted to stand up against something or someone but did not have the right methods or where simply too shy to do so.

According to our experiences we decided to organize a 5-day training course on how to promote and teach civil courage within your projects. We are planning to involve our local volunteers, who are active in the implementation of projects and who will furthermore pass their skills on.

Aims and Objectives

  • To promote and teach civil courage
  • To share methods on how to encourage young people to stand up for their own beliefs
  • To sensitize young people on situations where civil courage is needed
  • Train different possibilities on how to re-/act
  • To give youth organisations methods on how to train civil courage within their projects
  • To promote civil courage within international voluntary projects
  • To sensitize young people towards dangerous situations
  • To give young people self confidence and empower them
  • To give young people tools to stand up against racism and unequality

The project is funded by the European Youth foundation! 30% of the travel costs have to be covered by participants. For more infos contact barbara.eglitis@grenzenlos.or.at

Training course Plus up your project! Train your team on Inclusion and Diversity

Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 12th – 18th October 2014
Application deadline: 15.9.2014

There are still open placements for participants from Finland, Belgium, France, Spain, Lithuania, Greece, Estonia, Armenia, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, France, Ukraine, UK, Serbia and Belarus

Target group We like to invite organizations which are already committed into social inclusion to share their experiences, train their active volunteers and gain new experiences. Furthermore we address this Training Course to organizations which are willing to commit and that could use this training as a first step in their process.

The participants should be…

+ 18 years +
+ Active in your organisation to share results of the training course with others
+ Able to attend the whole duration of the training course
+ Able to work in English

Financial Conditions: 275€ travel lumpsum; board and lodging are covered

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: Background of the project

The Access 4 All working Group Plan of Action includes Training for Trainers on the topic of Inclusion. Grenzenlos offered to organise such training in cooperation with the working group and this was agreed at the 2014 TM by the A4A WG.

Grenzenlos-intercultural exchanges is organizing and arranging a 5 days (excluding travel days) international training course about how to support our trainers and youth leaders for Inclusion projects in the context of Erasmus+.

Aims and Objectives

+ To promote inclusion in international projects
+ To share our experiences
+ To transfer the methods from Grenzenlos to international partners
+ To develop a training handbook together with the participating organisation in order to enable to train your own staff after the project and to share the results with partners who were not part of the project
+ To strengthen the partnership among organisations

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THE PERFECT MATCH Training for Youth Workers

Location: Poggio Mirteto Scalo (RT), Italien
Date: 19th – 27th October 2014
Application deadline: 08.9.2014

Grenzenlos hat nur noch einen Platz zu vergeben

Zielgruppe Youth-social workers and peer educators, active at local level in their associations or youth centres and that implement grass-rooted activities with young people with and without disabilities.
Financial Conditions: 275€ travel lumpsum; board and lodging are covered

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: to deepen the work about disability from the youth, social workers and peer educators’ perspective’s; to set a deep and detailed analysis of the different backgrounds’ problems, specifically related to disability and the way to dial with them; to exchange the good practices and the virtuous experiences taking place in each background and that contribute to empower the youth work quality on this field; to exchange the different working methods adopted in each country to facilitate the active participation of young people with disability to local and international activities and projects; to develop new working methods to facilitate the active participation, to projects and initiatives at local and international level, of young people with and without disabilities; to give to the participants the opportunity to export the new competences and skills they have gained during the training so that they can share them with other colleagues activating a multiplying effect; to ease the creation of an informal network (made up of youth workers, social workers, peer educators, associations and Ngos) aimed to develop new concrete possibilities to involve young people with and without disabilities and to develop working methods able to ensure an equal and fair participation;
AIM: the aim of the training course is to provide youth-social workers and peer educators, that work with young people with and without disabilities, with new tools to approach disability and to stimulate the equal, active participation of these young people in the activities they daily run at local level in their local communities and at international level.

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MATHEATER - PERFORMING AND PLAYING IN ADULT MATHEMATICAL LITERACY

Dates: 20. – 29. 3. 2014
Location: Avigliana (IT)
Application Deadline: 2. December 2013

Objectives:

Participants will experience and achieve a new way of approaching mathematics, involving the use of the theatre workshop as a tool to play with maths while learning. After experiencing the method first-hand, participants shall undertake the task of conceiving their own maths/drama class, in order to acquire a fund of knowledge enabling them to carry out such tasks independently.
Through the participants, the sending organizations/institutions will thus increase their chances to use new methodologies in their training offer.
Working language: English.

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EU CAN - EUropean Citizenship in ActioN

Location: Cheb, Czech Republic
Date: 25.10 – 2. 11. 2013
Application deadline: 21.10.2013

Insgesamt gibt es 3 Plätze für Teilnehmer_innen aus Österreich

target group youth workers 18+
Financial Conditions: the accommodation, food, 70 % of the travel costs covered by hosting organization
the participants cover 30 % of the travel costs

“EU CAN” was designed to reflect on the grassroots of the topic and its relevance to the local and international actions especially in the field of youth work.
The Training course will be held in the City of Cheb in Czech Republic from 25/10/2013 to 2/11/2013 for the duration of 7 working days and will give 21 participants (participants, trainers, support staff, experts) from 6 countries (Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, Austria) the possibility to: improve their understanding and knowledge of the Youth in Action programme, implementation and running of projects on the topic of European citizenship. It will also enable to learn about various meanings of citizenship and European Citizenship in particular (together with its history, dimensions, identity), as well as share the knowledge and tools used when implementing the topic in projects and activities with youth. Additionally, the participants of the TC, being already active in the youth work, will be given the opportunity share their own ideas and methodology with other participants, leaving the space both for the acquisition of new skills and the development of possible future activities on the topic (both local and international). The methodological tools used during the TC can be presented by: role plays, workshops, discussions, presentations, learning by doing, team building activities, etc. so as to allow for most effective learning process for the participants.

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Understanding Voluntary Service Added-Value and Impact on Young People and Local Communities

Location: Salzburg – Austria
Date: 16. – 21. 9. 2013
Application deadline: 15.08.2012

Grenzenlos hat 2 Plätze für Interessierte!

The main aim of the training is to

  • to review the instruments and tools that were used in the research on youth and international voluntary service projects and provide constructive feedback for a better adaptation of the tools;
  • to create a framework for analysing the results of the researches identifying the main competences young people gain as well as the areas that local communities benefit ;
  • to formulate guidelines for conducting research and creating organisational policies on the monitoring of the results and impact of international voluntary service projects;
  • to identify and present recommendations to youth organisations and other stakeholders regarding the implementation of international voluntary service projects;
  • to foster sustainable and/or enhance already existing partnerships between youth organisations and formal education institutions as well as local communities and other stakeholders.

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Group leading and inclusion

Location: Wessobrunn, Deutschland
Date: 29. Mai – 2. Juni 2013
Application deadline: 08.5.2013

Grenzenlos hat exklusiv 2 Plätze für Mitglieder

Zielgruppe bevorzugt werden ehemalige TeilnehmerInnen an internationalen Camps oder Jugendbegegnungen
Financial Conditions: 70% travel board and lodging are covered (für zukünftige CampleiterInnen, kann Grenzenlos die 30% Reisekosten übernehmen)

IBG will organise this basic training to become a leader in international youth exchange projects
(Action 1.1 and international workcamps). In the training you can develop skills in youth leadership,
project management, communication, group dynamics, conflict resolution, motivation and
empowerment. One day will be especially dedicated to the topic of the inclusion of young people
with fewer opportunities.

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VIDEO : A KEY RESOURCE - The use of video in the socio-cultural sector

Location: Montendre, FRANCE
Date: 10th – 17th of February 2013
Application deadline: January, 14th 2013.

CONTENT OF THE WORKSHOP
This workshop will give the opportunity to learn basic knowledge about media in the
social and cultural field. The workshop will last seven days, we will use non-formal
education methodology.
The main program of this workshop :
Learning by playing :
*To learn how to use a camera
*To encourage learning by playing and reflect on new ways of interacting that are
created by media
Learning by doing:
*To get to know how to use video as a pedagogical tool
*To gain general skills in video-making,such as composition, lights and sound
*To experience the production process
Presentation, discussions, mini-lectures :
*To get familiar with the theory of visual language & tradition of visual
communication
*To reflect on the role of video and of new media in social & youth work

Target Group
The workshop is open up to 25 participants aged 18 to 99. This workshop is open to
people who are interested to be initiated to digital media in the social and cultural
field.

informationsheet:
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Against Gen(d)eralizations!

Location: Berlin, Deutschland
Date: April 07-14, 2013
Application deadline: 25.2.2013

Grenzenlos hat exklusiv 2 Plätze für Mitglieder

AGE: 18-30.
THE FINANCIAL CONDITIONS: 45 € participation fee, 70% travel reimbursement; lodging
and food are covered.
THEMES: Gender, Cultural Diversity, Identity, Antidiscrimination, Voluntarism.
TARGET GROUPS: Active and experienced volunteers and youth workers ready to commit
themselves to organize activities in their sending organization upon their return.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING COURSE
The aims of inter-national youth encounters are often defined as providing young people with
the opportunity to get to know to other countries, societies and cultures. This way the
participants will be given the chance to learn about the “other”, culturally speaking. Moreover,
he/she will reflect on himself/herself in terms of his/her gender role as a key element for
identity.
The training does not only aim to discuss the impact of gender constructed roles through the
history and today’s societies, but also wants to provide space for debating strategies of how
to enhance voluntary service organisations’ capacities to apply a gender sensitive approach
at international voluntary work and how to recognize and resolve gender-related conflicts
appearing in the context of international voluntary work.
Having in mind that most of promoters are voluntary service organizations, this training is
particularly focused on volunteerism as a tool to diminish discrimination towards members of
different gender groups and sexual minorities.

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CONNECT global learning skills for European citizenship

Location: Vienna – Austria
Date: 15.09. – 21. 09. 2013
Application deadline: 15.08.2012

2013 will be the European Year of Citizens. Therefore Grenzenlos – intercultural exchanges is planning to organize and arrange a 5 days (excluding travel days) international training course about how to support global learning especially in the context of the Youth in Action program. We are going to discuss the social, political, intercultural and economical conditions youngsters have to face in a globalised world. For instance what possibilities young people have to participate as citizens in the European Union?

Therefore we are looking for partner organisations all around Europe.

The main aim of the training is to

*improve the learning process for global matters throughout different perspectives
*create a place to exchange methods and experiences among organisations
*exchange the challenges among organizations who work or would like to support global learning projects
*to support organizations in the development and implementation of global learning projects and how these projects can support participation as citizen
*get new inputs
for organizations involved in activities within the Youth in Action program.

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