The famous words of Neville Chamberlain about “a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing” ought to haunt us today more than ever. Events in faraway places matter to us all directly and we need to overcome our ignorance. We especially need to give young people the opportunity to connect with and learn from each other. And we also have to remember that no matter where we live, our own country is also far away in the eyes of someone else.
GALA (Global Actors in Local Actions) is a project that aims to develop global education methods at youth centres and in turn support youth workers and organisations implement this thinking into aspects of their work with young people. It is suitable for youth workers aged 21 or over.This training course aims to support organizations in their activities within global education, offer participants new tools for their everyday work and offer a space for exchange of ideas and project proposals. There are participants attending from Poland, Italy, Austria, Turkey, UK, Slovakia, Spain and Finland. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet people from different countries, share best practice, and develop ideas for future links and projects.The training course is being held at the beautiful Villa Elba youth centre, a global education development centre situated in a forest on the west coast of Finland near the small town of Kokkola. At this time of the year the area is covered in snow and there may also be opportunities to view the Northern Lights from the centre.A registration of £150 is payable to Momentum World. This includes the course fee, contribution to travel costs and and administration. No other costs are required apart from a small amount of pocket money (we suggest 100 euros). All travel, accommodation, food and activities are covered by the project. Momentum World will make the travel arrangements, communicate with the course organisers and ensure that participants are briefed and prepared.If you are interested in this opportunity please email firstname.lastname@example.org
by Thursday 22nd January. There are 3 places available, and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
We are pleased to announce that we have received notification that all four of our applications for the October round of Erasmus + Key Action 1 funding have been agreed. In practical terms, this means that the following projects will go ahead;
Centres of Excellence
Centres of Excellence is a multi measure project designed to improve competences of youth workers through the medium of outdoor education. The project will offer youth workers and potential young leaders the chance to participate in the start of a wider movement to multiply understanding of the benefits of outdoor education in the lives of young people and as a wider opportunity in youth employment. The project will involve four phases of youth worker training and one phase of job shadowing. Each phase will take part in a different partner country. In each country participants will be able to see the operation of different types of residential outdoor centres ranging from well established private centres through local authority supported centres to places which are still in development. There will also be opportunities to visit other relevant organisations to compare and contrast different levels of development and priorities e.g. the National Trust operation in the Lake District National Park in England, the Global Education School in Finland, the Kinderfreundhaus in Austria and the new environmental centre in Bulgaria. As well as building a portfolio of understanding about outdoor education, youth workers will be trained in production of film and written media to produce open source materials which will benefit a wider range of other youth workers and young people.Partners are from the UK, Austria, Finland and Bulgaria.
Partners for Inclusion.
This is the first of a series of 3 training / partner-building events, aiming to share best practice and build an inclusion network covering the whole of Europe, leading to future partnerships and projects. This event will be in the UK, for programme countries only. The other two events will be in other European locations (to be confirmed) for programme and partner countries. Countries involved in this first training course are UK, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.