EVS Level UP

Austria!! Training course about EVS!!

Title: Training Course – EVS Level UP
Venue: Velden Am Wörthersee – Austria
Date: November 25 – December 2, 2017
This training course is targeted at youth workers & youth leaders (active members of organziations, communities who work with young people & are involved in activities carried out by sending organizations).
We’re looking for: 3 participants

Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.
Deadline to submit your completed application is September 28th, 2017
I’m your application form :)
Only selected participants will be informed on September 29th, 2017.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

We believe that volunteering and the creation of modern partnerships between NGOs, institutions, government agencies and volunteer centers might represent the best way to develop a common agenda for the construction of social responsibility and active participation. Volunteering is a social engagement and integration tool that contributes to the creation of a unified society, the bonds of trust and solidarity and social capital. Volunteering is a unique phenomenon that manages to unite people from different backgrounds, religions, socio-economic status and age, thus contributing to a positive change in society. The volunteer plays a vital role in finding solutions to the various problems in our communities, because it contributes to improving the quality of services and to develop new ones through their creativity. In this way, volunteering can contribute to creating new job opportunities for young people. Another significant factor is the ability of the voluntary promotion of values, ideals of democracy, solidarity, citizenship and active participation in society.
EVS Level Up is a training course for youth leaders who work and are willing to continue working with European voluntary service action. The project topic is based in voluntarism, its promotion to youngsters, exchanging of experiences and improving competencies of participants while dealing with EVS projects. After twenty years of EVS, experience shows that social transformation takes place within EVS project participants. “EVS Level UP” will introduce methods to consider a political dimension into the EVS by
Objectives:
• To train youth workers, leaders who are working with young people with fewer opportunities (socio-economic, educational, cultural, religious, geographical, disability, sexual orientation and of both genders backgrounds) to work in the context of volunteering
• To provide new tools for youth workers and activists for work with EVS underlining the political dimension;
• To develop skills of youth workers on the specifics of work environment;
• To bring together people from across Europe to share and exchange experiences, opinions and values, to learn from each other and build new initiatives for the future;
• Extending the critical thinking and knowledge about policy making, democracy and human rights of participants,
• Raising awareness of participants through sharing good practices,
• Enabling participants to better understand and use the political dimension in their work in the EVS cycle.
Methodology of the training will be based on non-formal education and its holistic approach. Participants will improve their competencies through non-formal methods like brainstorming, group works, simulation, role play, open group discussion, open space for reflection and other methods that trainers will adapt based in the needs of participants.
It contributes to developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organizations in the youth field. The project will improve not only the knowledge of the participants of EVS, but also enable you to develop personal skills and to develop a complete picture of the reality of work EVS.

INTERCULTURAL EVENING

During the training course we plan to arrange an InterCultural Evening. You will present your own cultures – national, regional, personal or any kind of culture you feel you belong to.
This means that all options are possible. A culture may be presented by a song, a story, a poem, a dance, some drink or food, etc. You may bring pictures, music or anything which you consider to be most appropriate to present your culture. There will be NO projector. We appreciate if you find more creative way to present your culture.
We will not have a kitchen to prepare the meals for the intercultural evening, so we suggest that you adapt your food and drinks to that reality (we can arrange a refrigerator, if necessary).
So in short it should not be actually presentation, it should be an activity or something and it is up to you to replace the word something.

MARKET OF ORGANISATIONS

One of the nice side effects of international training is the opportunity to meet new nice and interesting people from different organizations all over Europe. So let us know which context are you recently active in and present your organization and their work. Bring you promo materials and use your chance to meet future partners!

Health insurance is not provided by the organizers and will not be reimbursed. All participants are required to purchase health insurance individually.

Financial matters:
¬ Accommodation, food, local transportation during the activity days, materials for activities are totally covered by the grant of the Erasmus+ Program.

¬ Travelling from your country to the project venue will be reimbursed till a maximum of 180 euro as calculated with the distance tool. Taxi invoices are not accepted.
¬ Important: keep all the invoices and boarding passes.

Travel (flights, other means of transport) expenses are compensated (up to 100%), based on the actual expenses incurred and the distance from your location of residence to the location of the project (Velden Am Wörthersee, Austria). In the case of Hungary the available sum is €180/participant.
You will be reimbursed with 100% of your travel costs up to 360 euro. Reimbursement of travel costs will only be done upon full attendance in the training program and presentation of the original tickets with boarding passes and receipt/invoices. Remember that you can travel only with the cheapest means of transport (2nd class trains, economy class in the planes).

PARTICIPATION FEE: 30 EUR (will be deducted from your actual travel cost).

Please, donate 10 000 HUF (Hungarian organization) in case of selection.
Deadline to submit your completed application is September 28th, 2017
I’m your application form :)
Only selected participants will be informed on September 29th, 2017.