TC: 2 PLUS 2 possibilities become 5 realities

INFOPACK #1
TC: 2 PLUS 2 possibilities become 5
realities
Run by: Via Civic Association – Bulgaria
23.10.2014-01.11.2014
Dear Friends,
We are pleased to share with you the introductory information for our
international training course 2 PLUS 2 possibilities become 5 realities, which
will take place between 23rd of October and 1st of November in the small
mountain town Dobrinishte. We are looking forward to see you soon!
SHORT FACTS
Project title: 2 PLUS 2 possibilities become 5 realities
Programme: Erasmus Plus
Type of project: KA1- Learning mobilities of youth workers
Activity period (Training course): 23-10-2014 to 01-11-2014
Arriving: 23rd October
Departure: 1st November
Target group: NGOs leaders, youth workers, project coordinators, trainers and active members
Participants: 32 from 12 countries
Age: not limited
Finances to be covered by Erasmus+ Programme: - travel costs regrading the new Eramus+
Guidelines - 100 % of accommodation and food costs will be covered
Who we are?
Via Civic is an association established in 2004 by a group of young people, who
were united for important causes, concerning the life and the perspectives of
the Bulgarian youth. The association supports personal and professional
developments, active participation of the young people in the social, economic
and cultural life of the country. Our partners are from the civil sector,
educational organizations, local and national authorities. We work with young
people with different educational, professional, social and ethnic status and
according to their needs and interests we develop activities in the areas of:
human rights, educational and social integration, European citizenship,
democratic values, entrepreneurship, activities for youth employment,
volunteering, media and so on.
Via Civic realizes its own international (TC for youth leaders “I’ve Got The
Power To Be Entrepreneur!” 7-15.10.2013 in Dobrinishte, Bulgaria), as well as
national projects (seven months long project “Citizen” for the training of 30
volunteers ages 16 to 19)
Since the beginning of 2014, we as a part of the network TDM 2000
International, together with organizations from Italy, Latvia and Poland work
on the one-year long project “My vote is our future: youngster’s role in a
system based on representation”, through the Youth In Action program, with
aim to encourage young people’s participation in EU Parliament elections.
For 2013 and 2014 Via Civic association has sent 40 youngsters and youth
leaders in 10 exchanges and training courses.
Via Civic is a part of the international youth network TDM 2000 International
which has more than 20 European countries as members.
SUMMARY of the project
The idea of the project "2 PLUS 2 possibilities become 5 realities" arose
in connection with the undertaken EU initiatives and programs and the
engagement of the national governments to apply concrete measures for youth
activation and inclusion in different forms of employment and to encourage all
interested sides for cooperation and coordination between them. Our
experience in the field of national and international projects, sharing the actual
picture in the network TDM 2000 International where we are member, have
encouraged us to think how to support the NGOs to participate actively with
their expertise in finding solutions of the problems with youth unemployment,
what new knowledge, skills and competences are needed by the leader and
manager teams in order their organizations to become significant factor in this
process?
The frame of our training is made according to the main needs of our
NGO partners, identified with preliminary research. The project aims – to
support the professional development of leaders and teams and with that also
the capacity of the organization; to improve the recognition of the labor market
and the youth employment; to motivate proactive behavior for building and
managing effective and stable partnerships with all interested sides; to improve
the information and the skills for attracting and managing recourses in
common projects on a local, national and international level; to reach stable
results and financial perspective.
The project will gather together 32 youth leaders, youth workers, experts
and trainers from organizations of and for youths from 12 countries – Belgium,
Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Spain, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia,
Slovenia and Turkey. The TC will be realized from 23rd October to 1st
November 2014 in Dobrinishte, Bulgaria by trainers with the respective
expertise. The methodology of non-formal education will be applied according
all the standards for education of adults, also interactive technologies,
innovative methods like improvisational theater and personal and career
couching,
As a result we expect that the leaders will develop new/improve skills for
stable creation and management of organizations and teams; will act as equal
partner in the field of civil society and their organizations will become
distinguished with good image and high level of trust. Long lasting benefits for
the participants are to acquire self-confidence, will and motivation, readiness
for more active cooperation and to learn how to use the resources that come
from the effective partnership.
AIMS:
 Acquiring new knowledge, personal and professional skills.
 Development NGO capacity and improving the quality of youth work through
cooperation and coordination with stakeholders at local and national level.
 Provide an environment for sharing best practices and experiences, innovative
and practical approaches with proven effectiveness of local, national and
international level and applicable for multiplication.
 Increase the level of awareness of the leadership teams on EU initiatives to
support youth employment, mutual awareness among participants about best
practices and innovative approaches in the field of youth employment.
Expected results:
At the end of the training, participants will acquire knowledge about:
•
Program, financial sustainability and organizational capacity;
•
Complex leadership skills - communication skills and supportive behavior;
•
Standards of good management, prestige and influence of civil society
organizations at local and national level;
•
Innovative and practical approaches and methods;
•
Erasmus + and other European programs as tools for youth employment.
•
Status of youth employment and the labor market in other countries in Europe.
Improve and develop skills:
•
To long-term plan, negotiate and manage
•
To identify the necessary resources for youth activities.
•
To establish effective partnerships, networks and effective cooperation
•
To apply the standards of openness, accountability, effectiveness and
efficiency.
•
to develop and implement innovative approaches with proven effectiveness.
•
think critically and outside the box.
Participants' profile
The content of the trainings is selected for participants who are:
 youth leaders, program directors, coordinators, coaches, active members
of the organization;
 people with experience in the field of youth employment;
 youth workers who are motivated to develop their personal and
professional skills to work with different groups of young people on
issues related to youth employment and entrepreneurship.
Partner organizations should select participants who then can be a valuable
resource for their organization.
Project partners
No
Organization
Country
Contact person
E-mail
1.
Via Civic Association
Bulgaria
Deiana Dragoeva
[email protected]
2.
Fundacio Catalunya Voluntaria
Spain
Jaume Marti
[email protected]
untaria.cat
3.
Coaching 4EU
Romania
Andreea Munteanu
[email protected]
4.
JOETZ vzw
Belgium
Jonathan Chevalier
[email protected]
5.
Stowarzyszenie Absolwentow "Radosni"
Poland
Marek Kamionka
[email protected]
6.
TURISTICNO DRUSTVO ZETALE
Slovenia
Bostjan Stajnberger
[email protected]
7.
Associazione TDM 2000
Italy
Gianluca Frongia
[email protected]
8.
Yasam Boyu Egitim Dernegi
Turkey
Ali Ulusoy
[email protected]
9.
SAYC Synergia
Portugal
Ricardo Sousa
[email protected]
10.
ANAPTYXIAKO KENTRO THESSALIAS
Greece
Ntona Evangelia
[email protected]
11.
One Terrene International Latvia
Latvia
Sanita Poskusa
[email protected]
12.
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Development Association of Slovakia
Slovakia
Lucia Richterova
[email protected]
FINANCIAL CONDITIONS
Travel reimbursement & Insurances
Considering the new Erasmus+ Guide there is a change in reimbursing the travel costs. The
participants get a round sum of money, according to the distance (in km) between their home
and place of the project. Please see the table below:
Sending country
Hosting country
Distance
Number of
participients
Travel expenses
budget per
participients(euro)
Total budget for
all participients
(euro)
Spain
Bulgaria
500 - 1999 km
3
275.00
825.00
Romania
Bulgaria
500 - 1999 km
3
275.00
825.00
Belgium
Bulgaria
500 - 1999 km
2
275.00
550.00
Poland
Bulgaria
500 - 1999 km
2
275.00
550.00
Slovenia
Bulgaria
500 - 1999 km
2
275.00
550.00
Italy
Bulgaria
500 - 1999 km
2
275.00
550.00
Turkey
Bulgaria
500 - 1999 km
3
275.00
825.00
Portugal
Bulgaria
2000 - 2999 km
3
360.00
1080.00
Greece
Bulgaria
100-499 km
3
180.00
540.00
Latvia
Bulgaria
500 - 1999 km
3
275.00
825.00
Slovakia
Bulgaria
500 - 1999 km
3
275.00
825.00
We strongly recommend you to have health insurance while you are in
Bulgaria. Each participant will be in charge of purchasing one, because no
private insurance will be reimbursed.
IMPORTANT:
Please take good care of tracking and keeping any documents involved in your
travels to the project and back home! For us to be able to reimburse your
travel costs we need to receive them and report them to the Erasmus+
program, who provide the funding.
Therefore you need to provide us your original tickets, boarding passes,
receipts, insurance and invoices that clearly state your names, the exact costs
of the tickets and the transportation you are using.
Keep all of your documents. After the training when you come back send us
all documents that are left. We’ll need a scanned copy sent by email, as well
as the physical original send by post to the following address:
VIA CIVIC Association
1330 Sofia, Postal Box 154
BULGARIA
Buying the tickets
Participants should choose comfortable but inexpensive option for travel to fit
in the budget, so we recommend buying tickets as early as possible.
Important! Before buying the tickets, coordinate your choice with us, so we
can confirm that everything is in order. We also need details on the place and
time of your arrival, so we can arrange your pick up.
The arrival day is 23 October and we'd like to ask all the participants to do their
best to arrive in the capital of Bulgaria - Sofia no later than 17:00 local time, as
we will ensure a bus to Dobrinishte and we will travel all together. We have
another 150 km or about 3 hours to reach the spot.
Accommodation
Dobrinishte is a small village in the Pirin
mountains near to the famous touristic
town Bansko. At this time of the year – the
summer leaving for the beginning of
autumn – it’s a quiet and calm place, offpeak seasons.
Participants
will
be
accommodated
in
a
cozy,
family
Hotel
-
Valentino2 http://valentino2.dobrinishte-bg.com/
What to bring?
- Clothing suitable for indoor as well as outdoor activities – a thick jacket,
pullover, hiking shoes. No need for formal clothing, heels or ties. 
- Bring a swim suit!
- Your original tickets, payment documents, invoices, boarding passes.
- ID/passport and two clearly eligible copies of it.
- Your own medication
- Something from your country – food, drinks, music, traditional objects,
Contacts:
[email protected]
www.viacivic.org
+359 888 198 017
Deiana Dragoeva
+359 884 10 17 17
Peter Talsky, coordinator