Erasmus+ Training course in Hanover, Germany

Partner organisation from Azerbaijan: “Common Sense” Youth Organization

Participants per country: 3 participants aged at least 18 years

Erasmus+ TC – 05-14 August 2022

Deadline – 15 June 2022 | 23:59 (Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email)

Transport cost for Azerbaijan (this cost means that your ticket will be reimbursed within this limit and you are responsible to buy your tickets and after you will be reimbursed within the limit): – 530 Euro

NOTE: 100% of the accommodation, food and transportation during the project will be covered with the support of Erasmus+. Health insurance won’t be provided and needs to be purchased individually.

How to apply: Please read all information clearly before filling out the application

The project consists of 3 phases:

  • Training course in Hanover, Germany (5-14 August 2022)
  • Implementation of local initiatives by the participants (September-November 2022)
  • Evaluation seminar of the project (the dates and venue to be defined).

The overall aim of the project is to strengthen the capacities of youth organisations and youth workers working with youth with disadvantages with the specific focus on youth with a migrant background in the field of conflict transformation and peace-building.

The project idea:  

Current conflicts, which appear and escalate throughout Europe, bring to the rise hatred in the European communities fueling the growth of extremist movements across Europe. Within the last three years, the number of hot spots have increased. Young people are growing up in regions affected by conflicts, enduring the consequences of extreme forms of physical and structural violence. They are often confronted with dramatic life-forming experiences, emotions, and challenges. Such experiences may strongly influence their views and behavior towards their own and other communities. In the current situation with conflict escalations and crises in Europe we consider it highly important to gather youth workers and activists from EU and non-EU countries to facilitate a discussion on common unity factors, how to practice non-violent communication and to share practical tools on conflict management and transformation. Finding common ground is crucial for youth workers and peacebuilders of today. This will be achieved by promoting a non-violent approach leading to actions on peace-building and promotion of human rights. Moreover, youth workers involved will discuss the significance of the role of youth participation in grass-root peace-building initiatives.

The key objectives of the project:

  • to develop awareness and competences of participants in peace education, conflict transformation, intercultural learning and dialogue, including a critical understanding of personal and collective identities and their role in conflicts;
  • to identify effective methods that help to prevent and/or transform conflict through fostering non-violence;
  • to explore the principles of the culture of peace and non-violence as the approaches to conflict resolution;
  • to explore the nature, value, and types of conflicts and find out how culture and personal values influence conflict situations;
  • to gain tools for conflict transformation and peace-building;
  • to exchange best practices in relation to youth work and conflict, inter-religious and cultural dialogue;
  • to help participants reflect on the competence needed for using different tools to develop dialogue;
  • to raise awareness of risk factors under which conflicts tend to arise especially within the intercultural communities;
  • to facilitate networking between participants and develop new projects dealing with conflict resolution and peace-building.

Who does fit this project? 

You do, if you are:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Fluent in English (B2)
  • A youth worker, youth leader, and educator who has direct access to our final beneficiaries group of young people to multiply the new experience and skills in your community;
  • Have guaranteed support from your sending organisations in the implementing local initiatives after the training course based on the experience gained in the TC;
  • Motivated to take part in the TC and to be personally interested in the topic of the TC;
  • Motivated to implement the experience gained on the TC in your community;
  • Motivated to build and support international partnerships which will be created during the TC with the future Erasmus+ projects
  • Open and ready to work in the international group of participants following the principles of conflict free and cooperative co-learning and co-living space