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Speak UP, Youth Work, Kobuleti, Georgia

We are looking for 3 participants with the age 18-35 years old from per country. Totally will attend 3 participants to attend a training course in Georgia, Kobuleti in the period 14-22 October 2017. The target group is representatives of youth organizations (youth leaders, youth workers, volunteers, multipliers). They also should:

be18-35 years old;
be able to activly involve in the project;
be motivated and be able to attend the course for its full duration;
be able to work in English

The specific objectives are:

1.Offer specific competences to enable participants to build a strong brand image and communication strategy for their organization;
2.Explore the ways in which non-formal education and voluntary activities can be better promoted inparticipants communities and increase awareness on their value in order to attract more youth to them and receive support from stakeholders outside NGO environment;
3.Create strategies to raise awareness and understanding of the general public on what youth work is and the role of youth worker in the development process of youngsters.

Here are some of the sessions from the project: (The final time-table will be adapted based on participants profile, needs and expectations):

•Getting to know each other & Team building activities
•Programme introduction & Youthpass
•Boost your creativity!
•How to enter a creative disposition and set-up a creative working environment•What exactly is a brand?
•An NGOs branding strategy
•Social Media Tactics for NGOs
•PR techniques
•National Realities: Youth work, Volunteerism and Non-formal education
•Designing Campaigns aimed to promote non-formal education and volunteerism, and to raise awareness and understanding of the general public about what is youth work and what a youth worker does
•Erasmus + Programme Opportunities
• Inspiring Campaigns

Fill in the APPLICATION FORM. Deadline for sending your application 10th September.
For more information please check the INFOPACK.

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Experimental ZOne - training in Georgia 17th-25th July, 2016

CDA is seeking for 1 motivated participant for an activity that will take part in Georgia. Experimental Z0ne is 8 days long semi-outdoor training course on the topic of group facilitation and group dynamics/processes, based on Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning methodologies. It is a methodology oriented training offering its participants intensive practical, real life experience followed by theoretical inputs and active experimentation of newly gained competences. The participants will go through an experiential learning circle and develop both inter and intra-personal awareness in the group context by developing practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in working with groups.

In doing so the youth workers will improve quality of their work with socially disadvantaged youth since the participants will have improved the competences in the area of working with groups and thereby have gained a deeper understanding of group processes. Hence the training course aims to give the participants an opportunity to develop practical skills in facilitation of groups and thereby improve the quality of inclusive youth work.

Objectives:
— To gain a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of the dynamics of group processes.
— To experience and reflect upon real life processes of a group.
— To gain practical tools and methods for group facilitation.
— To introduce outdoor education and experiential learning as an efficient methods while working with socially disadvantaged groups of young people.
— To give participants competences for designing educational activities based on the presented methodologies and provide a space for experimentation.
— To develop soft skills, specifically teamwork, leadership and cooperation among the participants.

Experimental Z0ne includes 3-4 days hiking trip in the mountains, in Borjom — Kharagauli National Park. By this the training provides a context for developing and observing group processes in practice and prepares a ground for deep reflected learning, as well as it creates an intensive experience that will hopefully be transferred by the participants in their own environments, to the groups they work with.

About the Training:

The target group of this training course is composed of youth workers, youth leaders, social workers, teachers and trainers who directly work with young people from excluded/vulnerable groups/Young people with fewer opportunities and/or represent these groups themselves. The participants should either be connected to or active in their local youth organization and be supported by the partner organization of this training course, (It doesn't necessarily have to be the same organization).

No particular experience in outdoor education is required, but an interest in the theme is essential. Moreover, preferably they should have an interest in experiential learning methodology and be willing to use it in their future work.

All in all the participants should:

• Ideally be aged 18 — 35;
• Be working on a local or regional level with socially excluded youth/youth with fewer opportunities;
• Have proven personal and organizational interest in this training course;
• Be willing to continue cooperation after the training;
• Be fully available during the whole training course (meaning 9 days including travel) and willing to participate actively;
• Able to work and discuss in the English language at least in an average level.

«Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.» Aldous Huxley

If you are interested in getting new experience, fill in the APPLICATION FORMand send it to adc@usalumni.md with the title EXPERIMENTAL ZONE.

More information about the project you will find in the INFOPACK.
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"equALLizer" Youth Exchange in Georgia for young musicians, DJ-s, sound engineers, producers

CDA is looking for 5 young people to take part at an international project, in the frames of ERASMUS+. «equALLizer» is an 8 days Youth Exchange conducted close to Tbilisi the capital of Georgia from 19 of June 2016 till 26 of June 2016. The project aims to foster mutual understanding, raise the awareness of cultural diversity between young people from different countries through art and culture and achieve cultural dialogue between them through turning them in a process of planning, preparing and conducting the music festival.

The youth exchange will bring 24 young people and 8 group leaders with the professional or semiprofessional background in the electronic music from the organizations in 6 countries to shape them into young change-makers through music and more specifically electronic music.

Our targeted participants for the youth exchange are young musicians, DJ-s, sound engineers, producers, professional and semi-professional artists who would like to perform their art pieces during the festival in Tbilisi.

Read all the useful information about the project in the INFOPACK

To take part at the Youth Exchange, fill in the APPLICATION FORM, and send it to adc@usalumni.md. Please use the title: equALLizer, Application form, Surname/Name
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Dare to act!

We are looking for 2 motivated young people that are familiar with Peace-Building, and are willing to get skills and knowledge in non-violent actions,to join the Dare To ACT training course in Tbilisi, Georgia, during 01-08 December, 2015.

If you are a youth worker,and you are eager to learn and to be innovators in their community or organizations. If you are 20 and above, JOIN the training, by filling in the ONLINE FORM, by 1st of November.


P.S. Please use only this form, not the one from the INFO PACK!

The project will cover different types of conflicts and in different settings and consequently ways of transforming conflicts by non-violent actions. The emphasis is placed on foster a constructive debate on recent conflicts in Europe and cooperation in the youth field. This is done through applying nonviolent perspectives in peace building. Moreover, young leaders will discuss the significant role of youth participation in grassroots peace building initiatives. Trainers and invited experts will share practical skills and theoretical knowledge on the topics, through plenary sessions, discussions, workshops, creativity sessions, intercultural & interactive exercises and other non-formal educational methods. Most important throughout the TC is the input and experience are the and mutual sharing by all participants.

The background for the project are existing regional conflicts in Europe, Eastern Europe and Caucasus and the increasing tensions but also within many EU countries with regards to nationalism, racism, marginalization and other threats to democratic inclusivity and climates of participation.

Viewing the post-soviet scenario with chilled relationships and heated conflicts in Transnistria (Moldova), Crimea, (Ukraine) Abkhazia, Southern Ossetia (Georgia), Chechnya (Russian Federation), and Nagorny-Karabakh, conflict management and peace building are obviously among the most important issues also among young people. In Western Europe racism, xenophobia and racial discrimination are increasing not only in traditionally immigration friendly countries like Norway, Sweden and Greece — but also across Europe which is seen by the examples of national populism in Poland — tension between
Russian and Estonians in Estonia, and the so-called Muhammad caricatures in France.

All of the above examples illustrate the importance of youth work in the areas of peace building, conflict transformation, human rights education and anti-discrimination.

The project is implemented in the frame of ERASMUS + program, by Youth Association DRONI and Networkers SouthNorth! CDA is the partner organization from Moldova, for this project.

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Group in Action – Training course on group dynamics and group facilitation

CDA is seeking for 4 participants, 2 male and 2 female, for a Training Course that will be held in Georgia on group dynamics and group facilitation.

KA1 – Mobility of youth workers, Training Course
Borjomi, Georgia, 26.08.15 — 03.09.15


Project Summary:

This training course will bring together 32 youth workers from 10 different organizations to train them in group facilitation and group dynamics by using outdoor education and experiential learning methods. The participants will go through an experiential learning circle and develop both inter- and intra -personal awareness by developing practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in working with groups.

In doing so we hope that the youth workers will improve their work with social disadvantaged youth since the participants will have improved the knowledge, skills and competences in working with groups and hereby have gained a understanding of what is going on in group dynamics. The project aims to give the participants the opportunity to develop practical skills in the facilitation of groups and hereby improving the quality of inclusive youth work.

Objectives:

— To experience and reflect upon real-life processes of a group.
— To gain a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of the dynamics of group processes.
— To gain practical tools and methods for group facilitation.
— Develop cross-cultural awareness by providing structured space for sharing, experiencing and
addressing inter cultural learning.
— Developing teamwork, leadership and cooperation

Working language: English

Location: Borjomi, Georgia

Conditions: Accommodation, meals and activity costs will be financed 100% through the Erasmus+ Programme. Roundtrip travel costs will be reimbursed according to the Erasmus+ rules as presented below:
Distance between 100 – 499 km: 180 Euros/participant
Distance between 500 – 1999 km: 275 Euros/participant
Distance between 2000 – 2999 km: 360 Euros/participant
Distance between 3000 – 3999 km: 530 Euros/participant
Distance between 4000 – 7999 km: 820 Euros/participant
More than 8000 km: 1100 Euros/participant

You can find the Informational Package HERE
If you want to apply, please send the completed application form to adc@usalumni.md, with the title: Erasmus+ Georgia, Borjomi, Application form.

DEADLINE 9 JULY!