List of support activities and open calls 2021

There are several open calls at the moment, and more are opening, for activities where participants from Western Balkan Partner Countries can take part. Most of them are planned as on-line activities. If you are interested, you are welcome to apply. However, in case of residential activities, given the uncertain situation depending on the corona pandemic, travel tickets should only be obtained at short notice (in general two weeks before the activity takes place, upon notification from us). The possibility of participation of course depends on the possibilities to travel and to enter the hosting country (without quarantine etc.).

(Please note that the list is not necessarily comprehensive, and will be updated throughout the year.)

Time and venue: Activity: Aim: Status
ongoing, ONLINE YouthPass <3 Corps - Guiding the Learning Journey

To reflect on the learning value of the European Solidarity Corps projects; to introduce the Youthpass process and how it fits in with the various actions of the European Solidarity Corps programme; to discuss how to support reflection on learning in European Solidarity Corps projects; to reflect on the competences needed for supporting learning through self-assessment and reflection; to offer support for expressing one’s learning outcomes from such projects in words.

Join the course here.
1 - 24 June, ONLINE Spotlight on SALTO To highlight the opportunities of the Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps programmes, present the activities and tools of SALTO Resource Centres, and connect with you, the people who implement the programmes and organise projects. The deadline for applications in the Call is indicated due to the technical requirements of the Training Calendar. You can continue registering for the sessions also after May 30 - until 2 days before each event HERE.
2 - 5 November, SLOVENIA European Academy on Youth Work The 2nd edition will build on the experiences of the first EAYW event, but also intends to go a step further by putting a stronger emphasis on learning about the mechanisms that spark and support innovation in youth work as a response to challenges and changing realities faced by societies and young people. It also takes into account the outcomes of current research on innovation in youth work carried out in the frame of the EAYW.

The call for participants will be open at a later stage.

2021, Western Balkans TOSCA The training aims to support and build up the capacities of organisations that actively participate in volunteering actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and impact in the respective projects. The call for participants will be open at a later stage.
2021, Western Balkans Seminar on the role of youth work in supporting entrepreneurship (and employability) of young people  

The call for participants will be open at a later stage.

The activity is a part of the Strategic Partnership "Youth@Work" between the National Agencies and SALTOs. 

2021, Western Balkans Partner-building activity to promote/support development of Youth participation projects   The call for participants will be open at a later stage.
2021, Western Balkans Youth Work Against Violent Radicalisation   The call for participants will be open at a later stage.
Past open calls
ongoing, ONLINE Masive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Digital Youth Work

This course is open for anyone in the world, but mainly focused on youth workers from Europe willing to learn about digital youth work.

To join the course, click on the enrolment link (see the further instructions in the official call). There will be no selection, just click on the link to enrol to the course now!

Implemented.
ongoing, ONLINE Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on Digital Youth Work

To provide knowledge about digital youth work in Europe; to support the development of digital youth work by providing good practice examples and practical tools; to support sharing of good practices of digital youth work; to connect organisations and people interested in digital youth work development.

Implemented.
12 January - 16 February, ONLINE Critical Thinking and Media Literacy Online Seminars To build youth information workers’ capacity; to provide young people with skills to critically explore media and information available to them; to help them gain resilience in the face of the ambiguous and changing media landscapes of the current era; to support young people in practicing their active citizenship, participate in democratic processes and make decisions even in ambivalent media and information contexts. Implemented.
18 - 21 January, ONLINE Key to Inclusion To support young people to get competences through non-formal learning and activities that promote solidarity. The programme also gives organisations the opportunity to actively engage and work with societal needs. Implemented.
18 - 20 January, ONLINE InnoCamp - develop your digital youth work services To contribute to the development of digital youth work in Europe by encouraging and helping youth organisations innovate their youth work services and add a digital dimension to them. InnoCamp is based on the Innobox toolkit developed by Verke and it provides a structured approach and support for (re)developing operations and creating something new. Implemented.
25 - 29 January, ONLINE Additional support in European Solidarity Corps To give to participants the opportunity to explore on how can they turn ESC projects into an effective tool for Inclusion focused on participation of young people with functional and mental diversity in ESC projects. Implemented.
26 January - 11 February, ONLINE Solidarity online: keep on training To bring together trainers that are interested to develop their competence to approach solidarity in their future online and offline events. Implemented.
26 January - 22 February 2021, ONLINE YOCOMO Systemic - an ETS MOOC on A Systemic Approach To Competence Development In Youth Work The course will offer inspiring lectures, animated videos, method demonstrations, practical tasks and development tools. This course is made for youth workers , but it’s free and open for anyone. Implemented.
17 - 26 February, ONLINE "One 2 One" - Supporting learning face-to-face goes online! To empower and equip youth workers with competences needed to work in a one-2-one relationship with young people in order to support their learning and development processes. Implemented.
23 February - 15 March, ONLINE TYE - Tools for Youth Exchanges, online edition For youth leaders and youth workers to explore, share and adapt tools that can be used to improve their youth exchange projects. Implemented.
1 - 10 March 2021, ONLINE BiTriMulti (BTM) - Online Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges To offer an international learning experience for practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects, especially newcomers to this field. Implemented.
4 March, ONLINE Live Q&A with Social Media Influencer Ahmad Mosen: Creating Compelling Content & Building Communities Join a Live Q & A session where filmmaker and social media influencer Ahmad Mohsen shares his tips, tricks and learning moments, answers your questions and helps your initiatives shine through the online world, encouraging more positive action! Implemented.
10 March, ONLINE ID Talks Abilities ID Talks is a series of 5 stand-alone online events (workshops) of up to 90 minutes each, with inspiring guest speakers, thought-provoking insights, discussion in small groups and Q&A sessions. Implemented.
22 March - 21 May, ONLINE HOP CRASH COURSE. Smooth start with online learning. To raise the understanding of what is QUALITY in online learning activities within non-formal education in youth field as well as to DISCOVER the potential of HOP online learning platform. Implemented.
25 - 28 March, ONLINE EuroPeers Training Course (Online) To learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers. Implemented.
7 April, ONLINE ID Talks Intergenerational Discover how you can create projects that bring people of different ages - both participants, volunteers and staff - together and make it work. Implemented.

9 - 18 April, ONLINE

EYE LINER To offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects. Implemented.
12 - 17 April, ONLINE Star of Europe The Star of Europe training will take you through a youth exchange project from its very beginning to the very end, highlighting young people's involvement. You will also learn how to use the digital Star of Europe material in building the exchange. Implemented.
13 - 16 April, ONLINE Online training for ESC mentors (in French language) Over the years, the French Erasmus + National Agency has built a strong expertise in training EVS/ESC mentors. In 2021, two training sessions will be open to French-speaking ESC mentors or would-be mentors from other countries. Implemented.
20 - 22 April, ONLINE The Confusion of Inclusion To equip participants with non-formal learning tools to foster inclusion within their work with young people with fewer opportunities. Implemented.
22 April - 6 May,
ONLINE
Moving Forward: The new European Youth Programmes and their Relevance for the Western Balkan Region To inform and inspire participants how to use the opportunities offered by the new Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps programmes. Implemented.
23 April - 21 May, ONLINE Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations - Digital Get informed about the possibilities Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps has to offer young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Implemented.
27 April, ONLINE Flash SE+ssions: Creativity and Innovation in E+ and ESC - Digital Youth Work To explore approaches and tools one can use to engage young people digitally. Implemented.
10 - 28 May, ONLINE TYE - Tools for Youth Exchanges, online edition To explore, share and adapt tools that can be used to improve their youth exchange projects. Implemented.
11 May, ONLINE Flash SE+ssions: Creativity and Innovation in E+ and ESC - Mental and Emotional Health of Young People and Youth Workers To explore techniques for emotional and mental well-being, both for youth workers and for young people. Implemented.
17 May, ONLINE Spotlight ON - Mentoring under Construction Mentoring under Construction is a process of exploration and community building in the landscape of mentoring within the European Solidarity Corps. Implemented.
18 - 20 May, ONLINE EUROPE@DJHT - 17th German Child and Youth Welfare Congress To join in critical discussions of current challenges and topics for welfare of young people and youth policy across Europe; to provide an opportunity to networking, sharing of good practices and peer-learning. Implemented.
18 - 21 May, ONLINE Volunteering & solidarity as a social capital of the city To promote wider and systemic social and economic dimensions and impacts of volunteering and solidarity activities in urban settings. Implemented.
24 May - 4 June, ONLINE Quality Label, Good practices Exchange To inspire practitioners to engage in the QL process and see it as a real opportunity to invest in the quality of their projects. This online training course will offer a space for good practices and further support for both newcomers and experienced organisations. Implemented.
25 May, ONLINE Flash SE+ssions: Creativity and Innovation in E+ and ESC - Creative Thinking and Problem Solving in Youth Work New situations require new solutions. The pandemic demanded new ways of working with young people and in this session, you will explore concrete tools to come up with these solutions and promote creative thinking in youth work. Implemented.
1 - 21 June, ONLINE Quest4Quality - The online version of ATOQ To support youth workers/leaders to analyse and reflect their practices and increase the quality of the European youth exchanges, from preparation to follow-up. The call for participants closed.
8 June, ONLINE Flash SE+ssions: Creativity and Innovation in E+ and ESC -  Supporting Learning Journeys - Erasmus+ for Beginner Explore how new Erasmus+ programme can support local youth work and go international. Get ideas to involve young people and learn how your organisation can develop by using the Erasmus+ programme. Implemented.
14 - 24 June, ONLINE European Solidarity Corps: TOSCA online To support and build up the capacities of organizations that actively participate in volunteering actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and impact in the respective projects. The call for participants is closed.
15 June, ONLINE Flash SE+ssions: Creativity and Innovation in E+ and ESC - Supporting Learning Journeys - European Solidarity Corps for Beginners Discover what can be achieved in this programme and the different types of projects funded. Learn to support young peoples’ learning processes along the way and develop you organisation both locally and internationally. The call for participants is closed.
17 - 18 June, ONLINE Non-formal Education Booster To improve the quality of learning in long-term educational projects, mainly volunteering projects and solidarity projects within the European Solidarity Corps programme; to refresh the most important principles of non-formal education; to explore ways of blending online and offline approaches in long-term projects. The call for participants is closed.
21 - 23 June, ONLINE Digital Partnership-Building Activity: Growing Together To enhance the cooperation between organizations from Participating and Partner Countries.  The cooperation would be built on specific needs and expectations of the organisation representing those countries and their youth field. The call for participants is closed.
25 June, ONLINE Mental Health and Well-being in Volunteering Projects To spotlight the topic of mental health and well-being of volunteers and discuss possible strategies to support volunteers’ mental health in different stages of their project. The call for participants is closed.
28 June - 2 July, ONLINE inSPIre Week for Inclusion To learn about innovative inclusion & diversity approaches, discover new methods to work with young people with fewer opportunities and get a flavour of the international projects that are possible. The call for participants is closed.
28 June - 24 November, ONLINE European Solidarity Corps International Training for Quality Label Experts To learn more about the new elements in Quality Label process and quality standards as well as to develop skills and competences of internal and external Quality Label experts. The call for participants is closed.
12 - 16 July, Belgium - FR TEC Forum 2021 The TEC (Training and Evaluation Cycle) Forum 2021 is a seminar designed for trainers active in the European Solidarity Corps and who implement the TEC learning cycle. The call for participants is closed.
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