HERE TO STAY – Erasmus Plus Training Programme

Beat Bazaar Projects is ready to host the second Erasmus+ training programmes taking place in Manchester across 2018. February saw the launch of International Bridge Builders, the first Erasmus+ course focusing on European youth work training. Now the Manchester based non-for-profit youth and cultural organisation prepares to host “Here-to-Stay”.

“Here to Stay” is a long-term training course, welcoming 40 youth workers from 10 different countries to Manchester. Migration is the main topic of the course, with participants developing awareness of immigration issues, the refugee crisis, discrimination faced by young people and youth unemployment. The project is funded by the European Commission through Erasmus+, the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport.

The project consists of three phases: two training courses and an evaluation period. The first phase welcomes the participants to Manchester between 20-29th April 2018, and the second phase to Sfantu Gheorghe in Romania between 10-17th November. The Manchester training course will be held at Sharon Youth Centre, located in Old Trafford, Manchester.

Participants of “Here to Stay” arrive from 10 countries: Italy, Greece, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Romania, Hungary and the UK. The youth workers will arrive on 20th April, with the course set to start the next day, with a week of intensive training. Participants will develop their awareness of migration in Europe, and help promote tolerance and positive attitudes towards young people from different cultures. The youth workers will also help develop projects connected to mobility aimed to engage young people and foster mobility amongst youth.

Beat Bazaar Projects Ltd. Is a small organisation based in Z-Arts in Hulme, which provides music making opportunities and cultural experiences for young people and the community, increasing participation and engagement in music and the arts. Beat Bazaar Projects works with diverse communities and offers creative and music projects, events & festivals, youth exchanges in the community. Beat Bazaar Projects has recently won the Performing and fine Arts Institution of the year award at the Europia Women’s Award.

The lead partner for “Here to Stay” is the Youth Centre from Sfantu Gheorghe, Romania, A non-governmental organisation which organises regular free-time activities for young people and volunteers. Their activities include arts and crafts workshops, an annual youth festival, international youth exchanges, and cultural adventure training for young people.

If you re a youth worker and you would like to take part download the info and application form below:

Course Information

Application form

Complete and return your form to info [at] beatbazaar.co.uk