Current Opportunities

Bet Your Life TC in Larnaca | 10-15 of June 201

Problem gambling and gambling addiction is a serious but often overlooked issue both in Finland and Cyprus. An estimated 124 000 residents (3,3%) in Finland have a gambling problem and nearly 20% of Finnish residents has a relative whose gambling was out of control. A recent school survey
published in spring 2017 showed that 7.1% of eighth and ninth graders said they gambled once or twice weekly. The study released by Cyprus' National Betting Authority in March 2018 showed alarming figures. 13 % of gamblers show symptoms of possible problematic behaviour and 6% can
be described as pathological gamblers. On average, Cypriots start playing games of chance at the age of 12.5 with 31% saying they first partook in a gambling activity with their father and 19% with their mother. Cypriot pupils, both boys and girls gamble the most out of all pupils in the EU.

This project aims to improve the understanding, competence and ability of both organisations to support their target groups and work with young
people. This will be the achieved by organising different LTT activities (training, workshops, study visits) in both Finland and Cyprus. The focus will be at developing and promoting quality youth work in both organisations. Sosped Foundation will organise Pelirajat'on/Limit'less Gambling training in Cyprus to increase awareness about problem gambling and introduce an effective model for tackling the problem locally. YEU Cyprus will organise training involving new and effective ways to reach and help young people. The goal is to find new ways to raise awareness among youth and develop non- formal education and experiential learning.

Main results of the project are empowerment of the participants and learning on three levels:

  • 6 trained youth/young people and 4 trained personnel
  • Increased awareness about problem gambling and a model for tackling the problem locally
  • Development of organisation's youth work (problem gamblers and their significant others as new target group, new training, peer support and mentoring models)
  • New perspective and experience in European/Erasmus+ co-operation

The first training course will be implement in Larnaca in Cyprus between 10-15 of June with the aim to explore how to tackle problem gambling in youth work.

Participants will be accommodate in a hotel (will be announced shortly) in rooms of two people. It will be offered transportation to the venue as well as 3 meals and two coffee breaks. There will be participants from Cyprus and Finland.

We are looking for 8 participants who has an interest on the topic of gambling to join the TC

If you are interested please fill up the Application-Form and send it to projects@yeu-cyprus.org with the topic Bet Your Life

The second training aims to new and effective ways to reach and help young people on problematic gambling. It will be implement in Helsinki, Finland between 26-30 of August. Interested participants are requested to participate in the first training


One Step Ahead YE in Bansko, Bulgaria | 14 - 25 July 2019

One Step Ahead is all about exploring the topic of employability through various games and activities happening outside, in nature. You will have the chance to bring your own questions and activities, to exchange them with others and to experience a dynamic learning opportunity.

The exchange will consist of the following parts:

  • Experiencing - you will be participating in the games & workshops organised by the Group Leaders
  • Creating - in small international groups you will be organising games and activities for each other
  • Exploring - this will be the time to put all your improved skills in practice while going on an outdoor adventure in Bulgaria

During the exchange you will have the chance to explore:

  • what happens if you change your perspective on employability
  • how you can take initiative and what does this bring to you
  • what is your working style within a group
  • what are your unique strengths and how can you use them
  • how to cooperate with others towards a common goal
  • how you can connect with youngsters from different countries
  • how to guide your own learning
  • how to develop activities from the idea until realisation

We are looking for:

1 person (18-25) to participate as a leader and travel to the exchange on the 13th of July

4 participant aged 18-23 years old to take part on the exchange.

Please read carefully the InfoPack:

If you are interested please fill up the Application-Form  and send it to projects@yeu-cyprus.org with the subject One Step Ahead.

Application deadline: 30/04/2019

GLAD GLOBALIZING THE LOCAL, LOCALIZING THE GLOBAL TC IN VISEU, PORTUGAL|17 TO 25 MAY 2019

Project Summary

Young people mirror the society of today and as Sheikha Al Mayassa, considered the most powerful woman in the art world, says: “We do not want to be all the same, but we want to understand each other.” This is because it is no longer possible to speak of a youth, since there
are many types of youths of whom we have heard or spoken of. This leads us to realize that there are different “youths” with desires, needs, formations and different challenges.
That’s why Adamastor intends to develop this project, thus creating tools for young people to participate and persuade others to do the same in order to make a better community and society in which they are inserted.
The project will be divided into two activities. The first concerns a Youth Exchange where the youngsters will expose their problems and barriers to the lack of active participation and these same problems and difficulties will be discussed in the second activity which will be a Mobility of Youth Workers, who being these workers of the youth area representing youth
organizations and associations will work on a final Tool Kit that will be presented and explained to the community to create measures and tools that allow the active participation of young people in the community.
In both mobilities mentioned in this project, the activities that we will develop will be practical activities, based on non-formal education that will allow both young participants and youth workers a more interactive way to expose problems and difficulties as well as solutions that have been found to fight these same problems. In order to meet the main topic of the
project we will also focus on the eight levels of participation indicated by Sherry Arnstein.
The greatest impact that can be expected from the outset is the opportunity for 65 participants (46 of whom will be young people with fewer opportunities) to carry out a valuable experience which, in addition to personal enrichment, will enable them to better understand the European situation in which we find ourselves. It is expected to reflect on lessons learned, analysis of mechanisms and tools to promote collaboration on active participation of young people and support in the construction of Europe.
We aim to improve quality and increase cooperation between youth associations and public institutions at the international level in order to move towards economic development and social cohesion which obviously goes to the young community and life opportunities which together with other experiences of life, this program can offer.
In the long term we will see results obtained after this project, as we hope to see the solutions found in this project to be implemented not only in Portugal, but also in all partner countries of the project so that young people can freely and actively participate in society, thus building a society for all.

We are looking for two participants to join the Training Course

Please read carefully the InfoPackDownload

If you are interested please fill up the Application-Form  and send it to projects@yeu-cyprus.org with the subject GLAD TC.


GLAD GLOBALIZING THE LOCAL, LOCALIZING THE GLOBAL YE in VISEU, Portugal| 5 to 14 April 2019

Young people mirror the society of today and as Sheikha Al Mayassa, considered the most powerful woman in the art world, says: “We do not want to be all the same, but we want to understand each other.” This is because it is no longer possible to speak of a youth, since there
are many types of youths of whom we have heard or spoken of. This leads us to realize that there are different “youths” with desires, needs, formations and different challenges.


That’s why Adamastor intends to develop this project, thus creating tools for young people to participate and persuade others to do the same in order to make a better community and society in which they are inserted.
The project will be divided into two activities. The first concerns a Youth Exchange where the youngsters will expose their problems and barriers to the lack of active participation and these same problems and difficulties will be discussed in the second activity which will be a Mobility of Youth Workers, who being these workers of the youth area representing youth
organizations and associations will work on a final Tool Kit that will be presented and explained to the community to create measures and tools that allow the active participation of young people in the community.


In both mobilities mentioned in this project, the activities that we will develop will be practical activities, based on non-formal education that will allow both young participants and youth workers a more interactive way to expose problems and difficulties as well as solutions that have been found to fight these same problems. In order to meet the main topic of the
project we will also focus on the eight levels of participation indicated by Sherry Arnstein.


The greatest impact that can be expected from the outset is the opportunity for 65 participants (46 of whom will be young people with fewer opportunities) to carry out a valuable experience which, in addition to personal enrichment, will enable them to better understand the European situation in which we find ourselves. It is expected to reflect on lessons learned, analysis of mechanisms and tools to promote collaboration on active participation of young people and support in the construction of Europe.


We aim to improve quality and increase cooperation between youth associations and public institutions at the international level in order to move towards economic development and social cohesion which obviously goes to the young community and life opportunities which together with other experiences of life, this program can offer.


In the long term we will see results obtained after this project, as we hope to see the solutions found in this project to be implemented not only in Portugal, but also in all partner countries of the project so that young people can freely and actively participate in society, thus building a society for all.

We are looking for:

1 person (no age limit) to participate as a leader and 4 participants 18-30 years old ta take part.

If you are interested please fill up the Application-Form  and send it to projects@yeu-cyprus.org with the subject GLAD YE.

Application deadline: 26/03/2019


Draw your Europe TC IN Ravenna-Italy | 12 - 20 May 2019

Youth associations and youth workers often design and implement activities for young people (but not only) with the aim of stimulating reflection on a topic, a value or with the aim of deliver a message. The content is therefore the fundamental aspect of these activities, but the methodology and the channel with which it is delivered is equally important. It is therefore important to focus on learning and teaching methodologies to make this communication effective and ensure the active participation of young people.
The new theories on the economy of attention underline the exaggerated number of contents and information that people receive, a consequence of the digital age. This puts each of us and especially the youngsters, in a difficult position when we need to give the right priority, time and importance to the information we receive every day.
Youth workers that have to communicate with young people, are strongly involved in this phenomenon. Precisely for this reason it is necessary today to focus on how to give to the youthworkers, innovative ways and tools to communicate with young people effectively.
This mobility project for youthworkers has precisely this as its main objective: to provide the youthworkers with new competences and new communication tools in order to improve the quality of their work and of the associations that involve them.
Visual thinking and graphic recording are tools that are particularly suitable for effectively integrating into this new communication system. In fact, quoting the rule "the more a content relies on intuition, the faster its diffusion", it is easy to understand that purely visual messages have a more direct impact.

Visual thinking is a methodology that can be learned by anyone. A necessary element for mastering visual thinking is not talent, but the awareness of precepts and precautions that will be presented by the trainers during the project. This training course will therefore have the main objective of giving participants the ability to use visual thinking and graphic recording to improve communication with young people.

We are looking for three participants to join the Training Course

Please read the  carefully the info pack:

If you are interested please fill up the Application-Form and send it to projects@yeu-cyprus.org

Application deadline: 01/04/2019

Breaking Walls, Building Bridges YE in ATHENS |26 MARCH - 05 APRIL 2019

The ERASMUS + KA1 Project called "Breaking walls, building bridges" has been approved by the Greek National Agency with contract number 2018-3-EL02-KA105-004485 and will be implemented by ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL ECONOMY GROUP (E.K.O.). It is a transnational initiative for young people (18-30) from four (4) different countries: Armenia, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey. E.K.O will organize and coordinate the project, which will take place in Athens, Greece, from 26th March – 4th April 2019.

This project serves as the continuation of a longer, multi-stage effort that aims to improve the problematic relations among the participating countries, since it can be conceptualized as the complementary follow-up of an equivalent project already implemented in Armenia, and the
predecessor of two projects, one in Cyprus and one in Turkey. The central objective of the project is to unite young people through dialogue, cooperation and cultural sharing, so as to break the habit of
prejudice and the course of racism from the root and to promote non-discrimination, respect for cultural diversity, a sense of solidarity and a strong commitment to protecting peace, even at the face of conflict.

Through a wide range of interactive workshops, seminars and creative activities, based on the methodology and principles of non-formal education, as well as a series of intercultural evenings and city visits, the participants will share ideas and deepen their understanding with regards to factors that lead and prolong conflict and intolerance, enhance their interpersonal, critical thinking, and decision-making skills, boost their confidence and participatory approach and learn about the other
countries’ history, cultural heritage and habits. It is expected that through their direct contact and shared experiences during the Youth Exchange, the young participants will discover that what is fundamentally human remains the same irrespective of political, cultural, or religious differences.

The project will hold an APV between 11-13 of March where the group leaders of each country will meet and discuss about the programme.

We are looking for:

1 person (no age limit) to participate in both APV and Youth Exchange
9 participants ta take part only the youth exchange.

If you are interested please fill up the Application-Form  and send it to projects@yeu-cyprus.org with the subject Breaking Walls, Building Bridges. Also if you are interested to participate as a leader in both activities please mention it in the email

Application deadline: 15/02/2019

EDULARP TC in Beril, Germany | 23-31.03.2019

Project Description

LARP (Live Action Role Play Game) is a combination of game, simulation and improvised theater. Educational LARPs consist of a storytelling part in which the context and the world that participants operate in is described, the creation of characters that participants become and the rules of the game that everyone plays. LARPs can also involve some additional elements like props, scenography and intrigues that together create the complete story. This story lets participants experience unknown and play the game in the way that emphasis valuable content, as well as develop their competences: knowledge, skills and attitudes.

The concept of LARP is well known around the world, but can it be used for educational proposes? Educational LARPs are based on the achievements of different types of LARPs: chamber LARPs, Nordic LARPs, or simply drama theater and simulation methods, but how can we adopt it to the learning objectives of participants. However, methodology adopted to the context of youth work and Erasmus+ program is not yet developed. We will change it.

The effect of this training will be a comprehensive manual explaining the idea of eduLARP in youth work in the context of Erasmus + program and providing concrete learning scenarios, as well as team of youth leaders ready to facilitate youth exchange with LARP methodology in September 2019.

We are looking for three participants to join the Training Course

Please read the  carefully the info pack:

If you are interested please fill up the Application-Form and send it to projects@yeu-cyprus.org

Application deadline: 20/02/2019

LEVELUP TC IN THESSALONIKI | 25-30 JANUARY 2019

Project Summary

Youth work can greatly contribute to young people's personal and social development and as a result the society also grows when young people are well equipped with competences that can have a positive impact in their lives and
their communities at large. There is a strong motivation for further improvement within the sector and there are a lot of significant efforts being done throughout Europe, on national, regional and local level, to enhance the quality and recognition of youth work.

We believe that youth work can be better recognised by measuring its real impact and effects on young people's lives. Often, youth organisations focus on the quantitative and not on the qualitative outputs. In order though to ensure the credibility and the real value of youth work, the opportunities and challenges in youth work shall be identified and analysed and quality tools shall be developed.

For this reason, the training course LevelUp! aims to gather youth workers, youth NGO practitioners, youth educators and volunteers with the aim of sharing best practices, experiences and expertise on measuring and assuring quality in youth work and on identifying and validating youth workers’ competences.

Youth workers & youth educators, NGO practitioners as well as volunteers involved in youth projects, from Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom participated in the first activity of
the training course “LevelUp!” in Dresden, Germany from 15 to 19 October 2018.

Participants’ Profile

This training course is aimed at youth workers, trainers, facilitators, NGO practitioners and volunteers involved mainly in youth projects, who:

  • Have some experience in implementing and/or coordinating Erasmus+ projects and running youth and community projects
  • Are actively involved in the development of quality youth projects that
    address the needs of their local communities
  • Are willing to learn new methods and use digital tools of validating their
    competences

We are looking for two participants to join the Training Course

Please read the  carefully the Info Pack

If you are interested please fill up the Application Form and send it to projects@yeu-cyprus.org including the title of the project in the subject.

Application deadline: 07/01/2019


ACT OUT OF THE BOX TC IN PORTUGAL | 8-18 JANUARY 2018

Project Description

Act out of the box Project will be held in Montemor-o-Velho (25km far from Coimbra) and it aims to improve the quality of daily work of Youth Workers in the field of self-development and raise awareness of active participation participation and social inclusion inclusion by training training in innovative innovative methods and tools based on improvisation theatre, british drama and mimie.

The objectives are:

  • Train Youth Workers to implement high-quality workshops about self-development and active citizenship
  • Promotion of diversity and dialogue between cultures
  • To foster the European solidarity and inclusion of people with fewer opportunities active citizenship
  • To help NGO’s increasing their capacities to create and implement projects on international level
  • To create the TOOLBOX about the methods used and workshops created by participants

The methods will be used are:

  • The project will be implemented non-formal methodology like improvisation theatre, british drama, miming, group work, peer learning. All the methodology would be based on experimental learning based on KOLB circle.
  • During simulations participants will be placed in the others people ́s shoes and discover themselves in different life’s situations. The designed methods will work on raising creativity and concentration of the participants.
  • Debriefing and everyday’s self and group reflection will support learning process and understanding towards NFE mechanisms.

We are looking for three participants to join the Training Course

Please read the  carefully the Infopack

If you are interested please fill up the Application-Form and send it to projects@yeu-cyprus.org

Application deadline: 30/11/2018


GAMIFICA(C)TION IN YOUTH WORK T/C in Czech Republic | 26 February - 6 March 2018

Description of the Project: 

The aim of “GAMIFICA(C)TION IN YOUTH WORK” is to develop youth workers and educators’ competences in Game design and Game facilitation for educational purposes.

Game Based Learning refers to the application of games for learning purposes, having defined objectives, in an educational context.

Gamification is the introduction of game elements to transform an activity into a game-like process.

In this training course you will acquire the skills to design and facilitate Educational Games and test them on spot, getting feedback to support you in their future applicability.

 

Structure of the project:

1st PHASE: TRAINING COURSE FOR YOUTH WORKERS
​An 8 days program focused on giving youth workers the knowledge, basic fundamentals and facilitation skills of educational games, discovering it as a powerful tool for social inclusion and empowerment of youth.

2nd PHASE: LOCAL ACTION PHASE
​A 3 months Action Phase where participants come back to their local organisations and put in action the gained knowledge and learned excercises and dynamics. They will have the chance to practice and improve their facilitation skills through delivering the educational games created in the TC for their target group.

We are looking for three participants to join the Training Course (It is mandatory to attend all the phases of the TC)

Please read the  carefully the Info Pack

If you are interested please fill up the Application Form

Application deadline: 10/12/2018

Selection date: 17/12/2018

Braveheart T/C in Czech Republic | 3 Phases: February, May and August

Project Description:

Most of the youth workers want to be good leaders and improve their leadership skills: to be more inspiring and motivating, have clear vision and goals, to be able to lead a team. You can learn about leadership from books, training courses, seminars, TED talks, and youtube videos. However, it is a long-term practice and training that is
essential for becoming a youth leader.

Braveheart is the second run of the TC, which was first held in 2017. Based on the feedback of our participants and our experience, we improved some parts to be even more suitable for youth workers and their needs. So, you will experience a tuned TC!

The training course is based on our long-term experience in training youth, teachers and corporate leaders. It is a three-phase training course it means that the same participants will take part in all three phases: the winter phase is in February 2019 (16-24th), 2nd phase in May (22-26th) and the 3rd in August (21-25th).  We work with the methods of experiential and outdoor learning that we've been using since 2006. We put stress on practical training with real effects rather than learning theoretical background. The ratio of practical training to theory is
80:20.

The training course is supported by the Erasmus+ program. Accommodation, food and travel expenses are fully covered. Participation fee is €150. You will get €100 back if you take part in all phases of the project.

WHAT YOU WILL EXPERIENCE:
• explore yourself as a leader and assess leadership skills you want to develop
• learn about yourself from self-reflection and personal feedback from others
• step out of your comfort zone (e.g. sleeping 2 nights outside in a tent)
• take part in physically and mentally challenging games
• group reflections and sharing
• plan and realize your personal project, prepare and lead different activities

We are looking for three participants to join the Training Course (It is mandatory to attend all the phases of the TC)

Please read the  carefully the Info Pack

If you are interested please fill up the Application Form

Application deadline: 5/11/2018

What's'art T/C in Poznań, Poland | 24 September – 03 October 2018

TOPIC & OBJECTIVES

International training for youth workers as part of the Erasmus Plus program "What's'art"  has 4 main goals:

1. Promotion of human rights through art in public space.
2. Increase the influence of young people in local communities.
3. Strengthening tolerance and respect for human rights in the media.
4. Increase competences of Youth Workers in terms of providing art activities in public space and
promotion in media.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Youth workers will learn non-formal educational methods as part of street art(graffiti, mural), create art in public spaces, organize open events and use them to send socially responsible messages and organize youth activities to influence their local community. In the end of the project, all participants will receive Youthpass certificate – document that is registered in EU database

We are looking for three participants to join the Training Course

Please read the  carefully the Info Pack

Interested participants please fill up the Application Form and send it to projects@yeu-cyprus.org with the subject 'What's'art Participant Form'

Application deadline: 26/8/2018

 

'ACTIVE HUMAN(S) RIGHTS' Y/E in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal | 11 - 20 February 2019

Project Summary

‘ACTIVE HUMAN(S) RIGHTS’ project will have as activity a Youth Exchange in which 30 young people from 6 countries (Portugal, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Italy and Cyprus) will meet in Montemor-o-Velho between 11 and 20 February 2019.

The project aims to raise awareness and promote human rights among young people in partner communities. Methodologies of non-formal education based on improvisation and drama will be used. By the end of the project, it will be created a ‘toolbox’ that will gather materials and methods of all the exchanges.

Main objectives:

  • Give the opportunity for young people from different cultural backgrounds to learn from each other about human rights.
  • Promote the awareness and recognition of human rights among the youth of the partner communities in this project

Specific objectives:

  • Promote awareness among young people about human rights through photographic and video exhibitions on human rights organized by participants and an online campaign on social networks
  • Develop soft skills and social skills between participants through improvisation methodology and drama
  • Promoting tolerance, equality, freedom of speech, through, religion protection of human rights and cultural exchange in an intercultural environment
  • Share the methodology through the dissemination of the human right toolbox.

The project will have APV (Advance Planning Visit) where the leader of each national group and one participant will attend it in the nearest and nice city of Coimbra, from 12 to 14 September. The purpose of the meeting is for participants and organisers to meet each other, present the project in more details and share their ideas.

We are looking for two people to participate in the project. One as a leader without age limit and one as a participant aged 18-26. Interested candidates must be available for both APV and Youth Exchange.

If you are interested please fill up the Application Form and mention if you are interested to participate as a leader. Send it to projects@yeu-cyprus.org with the subject '4Equality Participant Form'

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'4EQUALITY' Y/E IN ALQUEVA, PORTUGAL | 02-08 SEPTEMBER 2018

Project Summary

Gender equality is a human fundamental right! Ensuring that all individuals have the possibility to achieve their full potential regardless of their sex and/or gender is one of the basis of citizenship.

Providing men and women the same opportunities and access to education, healthcare, work distribution, participation, decision-making and security will benefit societies as a whole.

Project Goals

Improve and promote the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities.

Promote participation in democratic life in Europe and in the labour market, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity.

Project Objectives

  • Promote the reflection between the participants, especially next to vulnerable youngsters, about the roots, questions, challenges, mechanisms and possible solutions for gender inequalities in each represented country.
  • Identify and exchange good practices on raising awareness of public opinion on gender equality issues at southern European level.
  • Promote nonformal education as a key methodology to work with vulnerable youngsters in matters of Gender
    Equality, Human Rights and European and Global citizenship.
  • Promote and disseminate the outcomes of the project as a communication tool for the practices and experiences, taking place at an European level, to promote Gender Equality and all its dimensions, whilst boosting youngsters’ participation and citizenship.

We are looking for five participants aged 18-21

Please read the Infopack carefully

Interested participants please fill up the PARTICIPANT FORM (please include your name when saving the document) and send it to  projects@yeu-cyprus.org with the subject '4Equality Participant Form'

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