„From idea to action. Project lab“
El Padul (Granada), Spain
You already have a concrete project idea and plan to apply for a grant within Erasmus+: Youth in Action but still need some input or advice to raise the quality of your project and fit the application criteria? Do you need to find suitable and reliable partners? This is the right activity for you!
“From idea to action. Project Lab” aims at enabling potential applicants to hand in high quality applications in the frame of Erasmus+: Youth in Action. It will give participants the chance to develop their project ideas in exchange with trainers, experienced beneficiaries and NGOs and get to know more about specific aims and objectives of the programme and how to write the application form, focusing on the ability of the projects as a vehicle to transmit the common fundamental values to our society (priority of the program).
Objectives of the seminar are:
– Enable potential applicants to apply for an application within Erasmus +: Youth in Action KA1.
– Raise quality of projects.
– Contribute to the participants’ understanding of aims and objectives of Erasmus+: Youth in Action and see if their project ideas match these aims and objectives, focusing on the ability of KA1 projects as a vehicle to transmit the common fundamental values to our society.
– Facilitate an exchange between newcomers and experienced beneficiaries in order to inspire applicants and receive information based on practices from the field.
– Provide the chance to meet potential international and reliable partners to develop future projects.
Participant`s profile required:
The seminar is open for youth leaders, project managers and voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with project management and capable of making decisions about partnership. They must have basic knowledge about Erasmus + and how to write and develop KA1 projects.
Participants should be at least 18 years old and preferably less than 35, but there is no upper age limit. Be aware that this activity will be in English.
Participants are expected to be part of the full duration of the seminar.
We will stay in a nice Hostel in El Padul (http://www.hostalruralelpadul.com/en/hotel-padul/main). Participants will share rooms with other participants from different country (but same gender). Two or three per room. Accommodation is fully covered by the Erasmus plus program.
Arrival and departure:
Wednesday 10th of January is the Arrival day (we will have working sessions on Wednesday evening). We will meet at 17.30h in the main entrance of the Congress Palace of Granada.
If you arrive to the bus station, you should take the bus SN1 or SN2 (in front of the main entrance of the bus station). If you arrive to the train station, take the bus LAC.
Wednesday 17th after breakfast we will leave. We will take the bus in El Padul at 9.05h, arriving to Granada at 9.40h.
In case of earlier arrival or later departure (you can come one or two days earlier or leave one or two days later if the flight is better and you want to visit the area) we can suggest you accommodation in Granada, but it’s not cover for the program.
All the training will be done through the methods of non-formal education. The activities will be for example brain storming’s, plenary discussions, simulations, role plays, team building, energizers, ice breakers and many others. Non formal education we remember you that is voluntary, no hierarchical and all its methods are based on the concept of learning by doing.
What to bring with me:
- we will have an intercultural evening, so bring your national food and drink.
- bring comfortable clothes and shoes (we will walk).
- bring your national flag, magazines, postcards what will help you to introduce your country.
- bring your sending organization’s leaflets and any kind of information what you might have.
- please find a nice mug from your city/town/country and bring it to the seminar. On the first day we will make a lottery and you will get a cup that you can use the whole week and later bring home with you as a memory. Less plastic, more beauty!
- if you bring your laptop will be easier for working.
- and your good mood. This is the most important ☺Bear in mind Internet is not good in rural areas, so probably it’s going to be slow and we will have problems with the connection.
What we expect from you to present in these nights are: local or national dances, local music, games, little sweets, drinks, pictures, etc. from your countries.
Every country will prepare a short presentation of their culture, using all kinds of methods. It’s preferred a short and FUNNY presentation, such as showing pictures and commenting it, quiz, short video (either already existing or made by you), etc. (YES – use your creativity!). For the intercultural night, we ask you to prepare in advance a brief performance (singing, your traditional music, popular dances) to present your group (typical costumes are really welcomed!).
The main idea of this presentation is: What is important for a stranger to know about my country?
Any kind of presentation is granted, better not to do a power-point presentation to avoid yawning.
The Intercultural night is the “most wanted event” on the beginning of the youth exchange. It is a sort of traditional night opened to all participant audience made up of our group leaders, youth workers, facilitators, participants to the exchange. All National groups are asked to perform briefly (10 for your NGO and country/city not more, and 10 min for traditional dances and music) in order to introduce their self. Certainly, we need your enthusiasm and energy!!
For the Intercultural evening a Swedish buffet (cold buffet) will be organized. Here every country will bring traditional food dishes. The food that will be brought must be eatable without any processing (boiling, frying, etc). The dishes must also be accompanied by a brief description (their origin and ingredients, the way they are eaten…)
100% of the participants‘ travel costs will be reimbursed within the valid budget sums calculated according to the official rules of Erasmus+ programme. If a sum exceeds the limit, the excess will be paid by the participants themselves. The reimbursement limit is 360€ per participant from Bulgaria.
Reimbursement of the travel costs will only be done after submitting all original tickets, receipt/invoices, boarding passes and later sending of the return documents and boarding passes. Save the boarding passes from your airport check in as well. Please, be aware that in case you loose any invoices or tickets we will not be able to reimburse the cost. Reimbursement will be done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice according to the official currency exchange rate of European Commission.
! Note: in case of higher travel cost, you will need to cover excess yourself.
Please note that full completion and attending to the programme is mandatory to qualify for a refund. There can be no late arrivals or early departures. If you wish to stay longer for a touristic visit, please consider that the extra days prior or after the seminar are at your own expenses as there will be little time for this during the programme.
Important: It will be send only one bank transfert per Country . The recipient of the reimbursement is the partner association, not the participants according to the funding National Agency rules. To receive reimbursement participants should attend all the planned progamme elements (before, during and after the project activities).
Project is supported by “Erasmus+” program. Accommodation, meals, program and travel cost (based on distance) are covered from grant. There is NO participation fee. However, 15 BGN will be deductuted from the travel costs or paid to the sending organisation from each participant, in order to be covered the different taxes, related to the participation of each representative from Bulgaria (bank transfer fees, post expenses, difference in the exchange rates, etc.). In case the organisation is covering the tickets, each participant must transfer a guarantee of 100 BGN, to the organisation`s public bank accont to ensure his/her`s participation and if he/she cancels his/her`s participation, the sum will be used to cover the change of the name for the flight ticket, which has been bought already.
The travel insurance is not mandatory but it is highly reccommended. It costs 1 BGN/day and covers all the common injuries during projects up to 5000 Euro. Our organization is not covering insurance, it is individual, but we are going to support you to obtain a proper insurance for the duration of the project. For more information about the insurance, contact us.
Every participant is individually entitled to receive a Youthpass Certificate, which confirms participation and validates the non-formal learning (NFL) experience of Training course project. Validating the learning experiences of participants is important in itself and the document can be of benefit in terms of the educational or employment future of the participant. Through Youthpass the European Commission ensures the Training course activity is recognized as a non-formal learning experience.
(*For more information on Youthpass you may click on this page to check it online)
- Have a vilidе ID/International passport.
- Possess valid European Health Card.
- Fill in the application form and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org – APPLICATION FORM
- Fill in and sign this Participant Agreement.
- Check the conditions your participation will be evaluated – Final evaluation form
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