Double stage Erasmus+ training course
1st stage: 11 – 18 December 2019, Bakuriani, Georgia
2nd stage: 25 – 31 March 2020, Marasaxlokk, Malta
IMPORTANT! The selected candidates will be required to participate in both stages! Therefore, before applying, please, take into account your availability again.
Partner organization form Azerbaijan: “Common Sense” Youth Organization
Participants per country: 3 participants aged above 18+
How to apply? – Fill the APPLICATION FORM. Please read all information clearly before filling the application
Deadline: 3 November 2019 | 23:59 (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email till 9 November 2019 for Skype interview.)
Costs: 100% of accommodation, food and transportation will be covered with the support of Erasmus+. The travel cost limit for Azerbaijan is 180 EUR (no for the plane, only for land transport) per person in the 1st stage, 360 EUR for the 2nd stage. Additionally, 30 euro participation fee for each stage will be deducted from the reimbursement.
Europe is facing a refugee crisis, with asylum seekers trying to rebuild their lives up from scratch in new countries, war refugees seeking safe ground, and immigrants coming looking for a better life. As a result, European nations become more and more culturally and religiously mixed. All this brings out even more questions of diversity, inclusion, integration, identity, co-living. Many conflicts have risen since the first refugee wave therefore now more than ever we need to rise up as active European citizens, listen, and empathize, to be united and to help each other. Youth workers and NGO workers working with these vulnerable groups and minorities are in a great need of tools and skills to handle this situation, fostering the intercultural understanding and dialogue. The two-level training course “Perspective Beyond Borders” aims to re-evaluate the concepts of diversity, to raise cultural and religious understanding, enhance emphatic and listening skills, gain tools for communication and conflict transformation, to share experiences and good practices. We have decided to make this a two-stage project in order to offer gradual development of skills. This project focuses on youth workers, NGO workers, trainers, anyone who has direct contact with refugees, immigrants, minorities, or vulnerable groups and are working on promoting peace and inclusion.
- to equip youth workers and trainers with knowledge and tools for dialogue, conflict transformation and creating connection;
- to increase the participation of youth workers, develop their professional and professional skills in order to increase their efficiency;
- to give the tools of emphatic communication and conflict transformation for their daily life and work;
- to give the tools of coaching;
- to develop awareness about personal concepts and believes one has about diversity, different cultures and religions and habitual ways to communicate and to react to the conflict;
- to raise participants’ awareness and understanding of other cultures, countries, and religions in general;
- to identify effective methods that help to create inter-cultural and inter-religious dialogue through fostering non-violent communication;
- to build international networks and contacts, to promote active participation in society and develop a sense of European Citizenship and identity;
- to build partnerships and future cooperation on the basis of this project under Erasmus+ and improve the quality of local and international youth work.
- The participants should have the following profile:
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
The general profile of the participants is the following:
Newcomers in the NGO sector and youth workers working with vulnerable groups, who are motivated to work on their self-development and improve their communication skills, facilitator skills, and intercultural-dialogue skills. They could also be a member of the minority or refugees themselves who are volunteers of an NGO.
From each partner organization we intend to include at least one participant with difficulties to adapt to the society (i.e. young people with immigrant backgrounds, from broken families, etc.), NEET category (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and who are looking for new opportunities to improve their skills and work in the youth field.
Therefore, the priority will be given to participants with fewer opportunities and disadvantaged young people (because of educational, economic, social, geographical obstacles), youth coming from segregated groups, minorities in the local society, etc.