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The goal is to organise a training course between 8th – 17th June 2018 in Velké Pavlovice, Czech Republic on how to apply non-formal methods to facilitate the access of youths to the labor market.

  • Type: Erasmus+ K1 Mobility of Youth Workers
  • Topic: Youth Employment
  • Venue: Velké Pavlovice, Czech Republic
  • Project dates:  8th – 17th June 2018 (8th and 17th are travel dates)
  • Participants: 4 participants from Slovakia
  • Countries: Czech Republic, Romania, France, Hungary, Macedonia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia
  • Working language: English
  • Application deadline: 16th of April 2018

Project Overview

The Erasmus+ project “Career Kickstarter” consists of non-formal methods to empower young people to increase their employability. In this training course we will discover the meaning and the impact of the non-formal methods and techniques in the youth work and will develop competences in how to apply it in the context of increasing youth employment.

Objectives of the project are to increase the level of knowledge, abilities and positive attitudes of youth workers in applying non-formal methods to facilitate the access of youths to the labor market as well as to increase the capacity of organizing events, activities and workshops for youths that can higher their chances to access the labor market.

To see what to expect check out our video from the previous project:

Accommodation and Food

The host organization will provide and cover the accommodation and food.
The hotel is located in the heart of Velké Pavlovice, only 40 km away from Brno – the second largest city of Czech Republic. The project will be held at “Ekocentrum Trkmanka”, which is a reconstructed former Renaissance fortress. Accommodation will be arranged for 2-3 persons/room, grouped by gender. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served at the same location every day. Each room has its own bathroom. There is a free internet wireless connection available but the speed might be very slow in comparison to your normal internet in your country.

Participant Profile

The target group of this project are youth workers who are interested in personal and professional development in how to support a learning group by applying non-formal methods and have a positive impact within their organisations and communities with the specific regard of empowering youth in achieving maximized results in their job search.

The specific criteria based on which we will evaluate applicants and select participants:

  • Experience in youth work
  • Interest in the topic of the project
  • Motivation to participate in the project
  • Experience in facilitation or supporting group learning activities

Participant’s pre-requisites:

  • Be a youth worker
  • Be present and have an active participation on all sessions of the TC
  • Show initiative and interest in the topic and follow up activities
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have a communicative level of English language

Travel Information

The travel budget for Slovak participants is 180 EUR. You must keep all the bills, boarding passes and all kinds of tickets with you because host organization needs them to reimburse your travel cost.

For participants traveling to Brno from Bratislava, the last train departs at 18:10 in order for you to be able to catch the last train from Brno to Zaječí. It takes around 1.5 hour and the price varies between 6-7 euros or 155-181 Czech koruna.

The arrival station is called Zaječí. The trip from Brno to Zaječí train station takes from 25 to 45 minutes. The last train departs from Brno at 21:10.

From the arrival station Zaječí there is only 3.3km to the project facilities. You can choose either to walk this distance, which would take around 40 minutes or to take another train from Zaječí station to Velké Pavlovice station. The last train departs at 21:05.

Velké Pavlovice is accessible by a direct train coming from Brno. You can find public transport time schedules here: https://jizdnirady.idnes.cz

Participants traveling to Czech Republic by bus/train/plane must book the travel tickets to be in Brno train station on 8th June at 20:30 the latest to be in time to catch the last train to Zaječí and book the return tickets on 17th June with departure time after 13:00 so that there would be enough time to travel to your airports/stations from the project facilities.

Participants are advised to travel together with the same transport.

General Information

Weather conditions: the average temperature in June is between 20 and 25 0C during the day. Please check www.accuweather.com for more updated information about the weather.

Currency in Czech Republic: is Czech Koruna, 1 EURO is about 25 CZK.

Dress code: Casual comfortable clothes and shoes for indoor and outdoor activities.

Cultural nights: each country is expected to prepare a program to present their culture, to bring some typical local drinks and foods and prepare a cultural program like presentation of local tradition, music, dance etc.

Meals: three meals and two coffee breaks per day will be provided. We will take into account all the participants’ dietary aspects such as allergies, intolerances and preferences. We will also have vegetarian menu (please note that Czech Republic is not a vegetarian friendly country and the cooks might not be able to provide all kind of vegetarian dishes).

Health and travel insurance: the participants are required by Erasmus+ program to have a valid European health insurance and a valid travel insurance for the period of the projects including the travel dates.

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