Training Course: Naturalistic Intelligence in Youth Work

What? Zarika Association is excited to share with you this wonderful training course on the topic of naturalistic intelligence in youth work, which is hosted by our partner organization Zavod Aspira. Naturalistic intelligence, as recognized by Gardner’s theory, encompasses the ability to understand and appreciate nature deeply, allowing individuals to fully immerse themselves in natural environments. The primary objective of this training is to empower youth workers and leaders to foster naturalistic intelligence within their respective youth communities. By honing the skills necessary to engage with and appreciate nature, participants will gain valuable insights into creating enriching experiences for young people. Where? Trbovlje, Slovenia When? 20/05/2024 to 26/05/2024 (incl. travel) Who? 2 participants 18+ from Bulgaria Why? Participants in this TC will: Connect with nature and get…

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Youth Exchange – EuroYouthVoice

What? Zarika Association is excited to share with you this wonderful youth exchange on the topic of the upcoming European elections, which is hosted by our partner organization MIHI Latvia. EuroYouthVoice project aims to re-engage young people's interest in civic and democratic processes in Europe, leading to awareness of the importance of participation in European elections 2024 and its promotion within their communities. Young people, often considered the leaders of tomorrow, do not constitute just one segment of the electorate; they are the very pulse of emerging trends, ideas, and the dynamics behind societal change. In recent years, we've witnessed the growing influence of young activists and their ability to galvanize international attention on critical issues, from climate change to social justice. Their energy and idealistic nature…

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Youth Exchange – Ruraland

What? Zarika Association is excited to share with you this wonderful youth exchange on the topic of living in rural areas, which is hosted by our partner organization Cilento Youth Union. Ruraland's main objective is to create a path of professional and personal growth for young people living in disadvantaged areas through non-formal learning actions, exchange of good practices in the field of youth entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship, involving young entrepreneurs from the host area. Ruraland aims to give young people new visions for the creation of new jobs, for example in the emerging bio-economy, circular economy, and ecology. Bio-economy, circular economy, and eco-tourism require special attention in social and economic policies and can bring growth and prosperity to rural areas. Where? Tortorella, Italy When? 19/04/2024 to 28/04/2024…

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Training Courses: EmpACT 4 – Project and NGO Management | Training of Facilitators

Zarika Association is excited to share with you EmpACT 4 - not one but two wonderful training courses on the topics of project and NGO management and facilitation, which are hosted by our partner organization Coconutwork. ? The aim of these training courses is to enhance the organizational management of youth projects through innovative standards, to facilitate efficient utilization of results and improve the facilitation skills of youth workers.

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Training Course: Care For Change

What? Care For Change is a training course for youth workers. It will focus on the development of emotional intelligence and conflict management skills. The goal of this training course is finding new strategies to approach conflicts, reduce polarization and create more empathy in ourselves and our communities. Non-violent communication, embodiment and theatre tools will be used to achieve the goal. Socio-emotional skills are most effectively learned through practice and experiences. Therefore, we will use an experiential methodology that utilizes play, embodiment, applied theater and artistic expression to generate memorable learning experiences. . Where? Madrid, Spain When? 25/03/2024 to 31/03/2024 (incl. travel) Who? ? Participants 20+ from Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania Why? ? Participants in this training course will have the chance to…

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Training Course: Musical Intelligence in Youth Work

Zarika Association is excited to share with you this wonderful training course on the topic of musical intelligence in youth work, which is hosted by our partner organization Zavod Aspira. ? The aim of this training is to equip youth workers and youth leaders in encouraging musical intelligence in youth work. Musical intelligence is the ability to produce and appreciate rhythm, pitch and timbre or appreciation of the forms of musical expressiveness. During the training, we will break down musical intelligence and its application in youth work specifically. ? Music is most definitely a part of our everyday life, and it doesn't only come through our ears from the environment but in the first place from within our body. Listen to your heartbeat, your breathing, your walk,…

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EFYTED Training of Trainers in Malaga, Spain

Zarika Association is excited to share with you this amazing ToT (training of trainers) opportunity. European Fellowship on Youth Training & Education powered by Digital (EFYTED) Bootcamp is the first activity from a series on digital youth work and non-formal education, organized by GEYC - Group of the European Youth for Change and co-funded by the European Union. ?? ? This training of trainers (ToT) opportunity has the following objectives: Raising competencies among youth workers on how to plan, implement, and assess the learning process for youth, using non-formal education methodology. Increasing the know-how of youth workers on online and offline tools of engaging youth in non-formal education programs. Sharing good practices at European and international levels on training and facilitation, to increase the quality of their work. Fostering…

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ACT Training Course in Bansko, Bulgaria

Zarika Association is thrilled to share with you a learning opportunity we’ll be hosting this fall in the magical Bansko in Bulgatia! ACT - adaptability and creativity through theater - is a training course to cultivate your ability to adapt to change and embrace the unknown. The project is co-funded and supported by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. Life is a constant adaptation. From changing jobs to starting university or ending a relationship, we are constantly having to say goodbye to things as they were and welcome the new and unexpected. In this training, we will focus on cultivating the skills we need to navigate these moments of transition. We will gain awareness of our own relationship with change and uncertainty, and create a playful and…

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ImproMoves Training Course in Czech Republic

We are happy to share with you this amazing learning opportunity called ImproMoves. ImproMoves is an Erasmus+ training course to explore improvisation & embodiment as a tool to develop an entrepreneurial mindset. It is an opportunity to listen to your inner impulses, awaken potential for self-expression and develop your awareness about the moves you're creating in your interactions. We will explore the principles of improvisation such as acceptance, spontaneity, generosity, attention, flexibility and partnership and use embodiment as a way to re-connect body & mind, verbal & non-verbal, rational & emotional. The core team consists of Veronika Pavlová and Kiss Gergő as trainers (listen to them on our podcast) and Despoina Rafailidou as coordinator. Partner organizations are ?? Roes Cooperativa, ?? Egyesek Youth Association, ?? Proyecto Nagual,…

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Be the Change Youth Exchange in Kavarna, Bulgaria

Zarika Association is honored to share with you our very first learning opportunity we'll be hosting by the magical Black Sea in Bulgaria, in the town of Kavarna! The mobility is part of our small-scale partnership project Be the Change and is co-funded and supported by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commision. We are looking for participants for the Be the Change youth exchange program tackling the topic of social entrepreneurship. ?Where? Kavarna, Bulgaria ?? ? When? 12/10/2023 to 18/10/2023 ? Hosting organization ➡️ Zarika Association, partner organizations ➡️ Aspira Institute ?? and ICAD Foundation ?? ? Looking for 5 participants from Bulgaria, age 15 - 18 years old ℹ️ More info ➡️ check infopack ? Get in touch ➡️ zarika.ngo@gmail.com ? Apply here! ⏳ Application deadline ➡️ Fitting…

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