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Youth Work Can Unite – Anti-racism Toolkit for International Voluntary Service
Organising Inclusive Seminars – A methods manual for volunteer work and international meeting
- This handbook includes a selection of methods for an inclusive design of preparatory and support seminars for international encounters. These are playful, participatory and group-dynamic methods that are often used in such seminars, for example, simulations, constellation exercises, theatre methods, role plays, movement exercises and joint reflections. In this guide you will find answers to the following questions: What do you need to keep in mind when organising inclusive seminars? How can playful and dynamic methods such as theatre, constellation or movement exercises be adapted in such a way that the whole group can participate actively and equally? This publication was produced as part of a Strategic Partnership Project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme in which ICYE Austria/Grenzenlos participated and co-created the documents.Organising Inclusive Seminars – A methods manual for volunteer work and international meeting (in English, German and Spanish)
Be an Inspiring Trainer: A Manual for self-learning of trainers from fewer opportunity backgrounds
This self-learning manual supports you in becoming a trainer yourself. In the manual, you will find information about the project „Inspired by Inclusion“ and our vision of inclusive seminars at all levels. The second chapter contains practical tips and exercises to become a trainer yourself. In the third chapter, you can learn all about seminar logistics. In the fourth chapter, you will learn more about the design of a seminar. Do not be afraid of trying new things and, always, be “Inspired by Inclusion”.
Be an Inspiring Trainer: A Manual for self-learning of trainers from fewer opportunity backgrounds (in English, German and Spanish)
Globital? – Global Learning goes digital
This guide is a collection of experiences on how to implement the principles of global learning virtually. It contains e.g. criteria to assess online tools, how to use social media in educational work, what to take into account in the virtual interaction to create relaxed, yet safe and respectful virtual spaces for interaction, information on self-care and prevention of sexual violence.
Globital? Global Learning Goes Digital (in English)
Globital? – Globales Lernen Digital (in German)
Standing Together Against Racism: A Training Handbook
The Standing Together Against Racism Training Handbook provides staff in youth and voluntary service organisations with concepts and methods on various topics related to racism, such as empowerment, micro-aggression, power dynamics, stereotypes, prejudice, oppression, colonialism and intolerance. These activities provide a forum in which to identify and challenge racist attitudes and their harmful effects.
The guide was produced as part of the project Standing together against Racism in Europe – STAR E (2017-2020, Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership), which aimed to strengthen the role and profile of youth NGOs in combating racism, becoming facilitators of dialogue as well as inclusion, and empowering anyone who might be affected by racism across Europe. The project was coordinated by ICJA Freiwilligenaustausch weltweit e.V., Berlin, Germany and involved seven youth organisations and two expert consulting organisations from eight different EU countries.
Standing Together Against Racism: A Training Handbook (in English)
Managing Organisational Change: Tools and methods to become a diversity-sensitive NGO
This is the method book for the publication “Standing Together Against Racism: A Training Handbook”. The book contains tools and exercises for addressing diversity and inclusion in organisations. It introduces dynamics and perspectives we consider central within the theoretical approach to diversity.
Managing Organisational Change: Tools and methods to become a diversity-sensitive NGO (in English)
Handbook for Social Entrepreneurship through Volunteering
The Handbook for Social Entrepreneurship through Volunteering is a publication of the project Young Leaders for Social Change: Entrepreneurship through Volunteering, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The handbook offers a range of non-formal and social entrepreneurship methods for young people and two formats of a training programme, which aims to prepare and train young people to undertake social entrepreneurship during their international voluntary service. For the handbook, click here for English, click here for Spanish.
Practical Guide for Intercultural Learning in International Voluntary Service
The Practical Guide for Intercultural Learning is a publication of the project “Skills and Competences for a Global World”, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. It aims to prepare, train and support young people in making the most of their volunteering experience and maximising their intercultural learning. The guide offers 45 non-formal and intercultural learning methods including theoretical input and introductory exercises that facilitate reflection and learning on identity, diversity and power relations, and promote a society based on solidarity and values of human rights. For the practical guide, click here.
Impact Study Report – Skills and Competences for a Global World
A qualitative study, conducted within the scope of the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 project “Skills and Competences for a Global World”, assessed the impacts of the EVS volunteering experience on ten volunteers in the project and their host organisations, as well as examining the systems and process in place for volunteer management and support. For the full report, click here, for the summary in English, click here, and for the summary in Spanish, click here.
ICYE Guide to Visibility and Promotion
The ICYE Guide to Visbility and Promotion has been produced within the scope of the Erasmus+ Key Action 2 project “Calling Youth to Action in a Global Visibility Drive”. It aims to assist all organisations that wish to promote long-term international volunteering and non-formal learning. For the guide, click here.
Non-Formal Learning Handbook for Volunteers and Volunteering Organisations
The Non-Formal Learning Handbook was produced within the framework of the project “Volunteers at the Interface between Formal and Non- Formal Education”, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union . It aims to prepare, train and support volunteers for their voluntary service in formal and non-formal educational host organisations, offering a wide selection non-formal methods and activities that can be implemented with children, youth, differently abled young people and those at risk. For the handbook, click here.
Trends im interkulturellen Jugendaustausch
How will youth exchange develop further? What is becoming a trend? The main part of the publication outlines 13 important trends that show potential for the future. The publication is intended to stimulate reflection and further thinking and, above all, to inspire people to tackle new ideas. Available in German here.
ICYE Impact Assessment – Human Rights in Diversity
The Human Rights in Diversity study was conducted within the scope of the project “Communicating Human Rights in Diversity”, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union . It explores the impacts of the human rights learner-centred project on the holistic development of the volunteers. For the full report, click here, for the executive summary, click here.
Toolkit: Human Rights Education in Volunteering
The Human Rights Education toolkit is a product of the “Communicating Human Rights in Diversity” project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and aims to provide a human rights educational approach to international voluntary work. For the toolkit, click here.
Time4Diversity was an international project funded with the support of the European Commission in the frame of the Erasmus+ Programme as a Strategic Partnership for Youth. The handbook is a useful source for institutions and organisations to foster intercultural understanding among pupils especially in vocational schools and to help them to deal with conflicts constructively. The handbook is available here.
Impact Compendium on Youth Exchange
This publication sums up the most important results of existing social, psychological and pedagogical research on the impact of intercultural youth exchange. This publication can be downloaded both in English and German.
ICYE Social Media Guide
The ICYE Social Media Guide, a practical guide for beginners and experts on social media, was produced by the ICYE Social Media Task Group. It provides general information on the different social media channels and how they can be used to promote international volunteering. The Guide draws on ICYE National Committees’ best practice and shows how social media can be used more effectively through increased interaction and connectivity within the ICYE network. For the Guide, click here.
Manual on how to support civil courage in youth projects
The aim of the manual is to provide a framework for civil courage in youth work and international voluntary projects. This manual, created by trainers, introduces a collection of methods, activities, initiatives and projects on how to teach and promote civil courage. All methods have been implemented during the training courses “I can do it! Support civil courage within the EVS” and “Stand up! Support civil courage within your youth projects” organized by the Austrian organization Grenzenlos Intercultural Exchanges. The publication is funded by the wienXtra‐jugendinfo in the frame of „Eure Projekte“. The manual is available here.
Impact Assessment with volunteers in Ghana
ICYE Ghana conducted impact assessment with international volunteers in Ghana. For the report, click here.
Impact Assessment with volunteers and host organisations in Mexico
SIIJUVE – ICYE Mexico conducted an impact assessment with volunteers and host organisations in Mexico. For the report, click here.
Impact Assessment with host organisations in Russia
ICYE Russia conducted an impact assessment with local host organisations in Russia. For the report, click here.
Meaning Well. Doing Good? Critical Perspectives on Donations made by International Volunteers from the Global North within the North-South Context
An act undertaken with the intention of “doing good”, can sometimes have inadvertent side effects or even the opposite result. The publication provides a critical evaluation on the subject of donations within the framework of voluntary service. The booklet is divided into two parts. The first part contains more specialised articles by experts from the sciences and civil society, which include various somewhat theoretical approaches to the issue. In the second part former volunteers, assignment projects as well as host and sending organisations voice their opinions through reports and statements based on their own experiences. The aim is to help the opinion-forming process of all those who are involved in voluntary service in countries of the Global South. Available on ICJA’s website in English, Spanish and German.
„Plus up your projects!” – Manual
This manual is an outcome of the training course called “Plus up your projects! – Train your team on Inclusion & Diversity” organised by Grenzenlos Intercultural Exchanges. It was a part of the plan of Action 2014 of the Alliance of European voluntary organisations and funded by the European Commission through the Key Action 1 “Mobility of individuals within the Erasmus+. The manual provides youth leaders and trainers with activities and tools to support inclusion within mobility projects. The manual is available here.
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IMPACT ICYE – Practical Guide and Impact Assessment Reports (2013)
IMPACT – ICYE is a publication of the ICYE International Office, produced within the scope of Action 4.3, Youth in Action Programme of the European Union. April – October 2013. For the Practical Guide click here. For impact assessment questionnaires for volunteers, host projects, and host families in Spanish, click here.
Impact assessment with volunteers and host organisations in Finland (2013)
Maailmanvaihto – ICYE Finland conducted assessments of the impacts of long-term international volunteering on volunteers and host organisations in Finland within the scope of the Action 4.3 “Training on Cross Cultural Volunteering Impact”. For the report of the impact assessment with volunteers, click here, for the report of the impact assessment with host organisations, click here.
Impact assessment with host organisations in Denmark (2013)
Dansk ICYE conducted an assessment of the impacts of international volunteers on “Efterskole” host organisations within the scope of the Action 4.3 “Training on Cross Cultural Volunteering Impact”. For the report, click here.
VOSESA Research Report on International Voluntary Service in Africa (2011)
On International Volunteer Day (December 5th, 2011) Volunteer and Service Enquiry Southern Africa (VOSESA) published a 2011 research report on International Voluntary Service (IVS). The study, supported by Trust Africa and partnered by ICYE, looks at the experience of IVS from the perspective of European volunteers who served in African countries, and host organisations and host communities in Mozambique and Tanzania. For the executive summary, click here. For the full study report, click here. For the report on the volunteer survey, click here.
EVS – ICYE Publications & Volunteer Testimonials (2008-2010)
These publications and Volunteer Testimonial were produced within the scope of EVS Multilateral projects coordinated by the ICYE International Office and supported by the Youth in Action Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union.
- EU & Latin America EVS Project on Cultural Diversity, Indigenous People and Social Inlusion (2010)
- EU & Africa EVS Project on Youth and Children Rights (2008-2009)
- EU & Asia EVS Project: Youth and the environment (2008-2009)
- EU & Africa EVS Project on “Social Inclusion” (2007-2008)
- EU & Asia EVS Project on “Youth and Intercultural Dialogue” (2007-2008)
- EU & Latin America on “Participation of Young People” (2007-2008)
Practical Guide for ICYE/EVS (2008)
The Practical Guide for ICYE/EVS Trainings in EU and Partner Countries was a product of the project “Promoting Interethnic Dialogue and Intercultural Learning – Training for EVS sending and host organisations in EU, African and Asian Countries” within the scope of the Youth in Action Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union. For the Practical Guide, click here.