European Citizenship in Youth Work Training in Spain

Deadline: 24 November 2013
Open to: individuals working with young people in a professional capacity on a paid or voluntary basis
Venue: 24 February – 2 March 2014 in Mollina, Spain

Description

The European Citizenship in Youth Work Training Courses support youth workers and youth leaders to develop their critical understanding of European Citizenship and encourage them to integrate the topic in their practical work, including through the new Erasmus+ Youth in Action from 2014.

The Training Course on European Citizenship in youth work (ECTC) is aimed at supporting the professional development of youth workers and youth leaders by extending their critical understanding of European Citizenship, exploring and experiencing its potential, and enabling them to recognise and integrate European Citizenship in their youth work. The training course puts into practice the priority European Citizenship of the Youth in Action programme and the new programme from 2014, by aiming to:

  • To critically explore the meaning, relevance and implications of European citizenship in youth work in all its dimensions;
  • To promote and facilitate the active use of programmes and structures in support of youth work on European Citizenship, including Youth in Action;
  • To experiment and explore the potential of European Citizenship for active democratic change in society;
  • To associate the participants with the current discourse on European Citizenship (its concepts, formal meanings and expressions)
  • To exemplify the connection between European Citizenship, Human Rights, Democracy and ICL and the underlying values.
  • To update participants on how European Citizenship will be addressed in Erasmus+ Youth in Action from 2014.

It will take place in Mollina, in the province of Malaga (Spain) between February 24 and March 2 2014.

Eligibility

The course is intended to address individuals working with young people in a professional capacity on a paid or voluntary basis (e.g. youth workers, youth leaders, community and social workers, teachers), who:

  • have experience in directly developing and managing a project with and for young people;
  • have organised or co-organised at least one youth project with a European dimension;
  • are committed and motivated to work directly with young people on issues related to European Citizenship;
  • are supported by their organisation in their current and future work;
  • have a general knowledge and understanding of youth and youth work realities in their contexts;
  • are motivated to undergo training and able to attend the course for its full duration;
  • are able to work in English.

This Training Course is for 25 participants from Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Albania and former Yugoslav countries.

Cost

This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the National Agencies or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Programme Countries, please contact the host National Agency for further information about the financial details.

Application

This is a co-operation project between different National Agencies (NAs) and possibly also a SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centre (SALTO). Before you apply you should check with the NA of your residence country if it is involved in this particular project and would be ready to support any candidate (incl. to cover travel costs of selected participant(s) from your country). The NA of your country will pre-select the applicants from your country; the hosting NA will fine-tune the list of participants and inform all applicants about the selection result. SALTO and/or the host NA select the applicants from countries other than Programme Countries.

Application deadline is November 24th, 2013. First contact your national agency using the link HERE and then proceed to the online application form HERE.

You may submit your questions to Ana Isabel Rodríguez Contreras at tcp2@injuve.es. For further information, please see the info pack HERE.

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