June 3, 2020
  • 2:54 pm ERASMUS+ Training Course VulnerAbility: Transforming Weaknesses into Strengths for Social Inclusion
  • 2:48 pm Call for Applications: Rotary Peace USA Scholarship 2021-2022
  • 11:54 am E-learning Connect & Engage: Boosting the political participation of young migrants in Europe
  • 1:53 pm Call for Applications: Fundamentals of Digital Image and Video Processing(Online Course)

Dates: 24-25 April 2020

Venue: Web Forum, Germany

Eligible are 100 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 19th April 2020

 With our WEB-Forum wish to create a space for a dialogue among practitioners (experts, youth workers, social activists, volunteers) from around Europe involved in ESC – Volunteering projects facing the challenges around COVID-19.

General Description

We wish to create a space for a dialogue among practitioners (experts, youth workers, social activists, volunteers) from around Europe involved in ESC-Volunteering projects, for:

  • exploring how to support solidarity and mutual learning among volunteers and local community in the time of COVID19, with a special focus on young people with fewer opportunities
  • sharing best practices, which could be directly adapted in the project facing a crisis with isolation and virus.
  • as a result finding solutions to deal with ESC volunteering projects in the present situation
  • harvesting impulses how to work constructively with the present situation, how to monitor it, take lessons, evaluate it, and plan future steps
  • creating a networking space for mutual support among the different actors (coordinators, mentors, volunteers, stakeholders)
  • sharing good practice examples on how to continue the implementation of ESC volunteering project during pandemic times
  • developing strategic solutions for our organisations, collecting recommendations for stakeholder (NA and SALTO), empowering volunteers for networking

We aim with the forum to:

  • develop a common ground of quality for future network activities within the European Solidarity Program
  • raise awareness of how to foster the inclusion dimension and accessibility of our activities with young people
  • develop better understanding of how to increase the impact of our activities on local and international level
  • create a space for sharing good practices, and exchange our experience to grow together within future partnerships


  • how could we use resources, skills and knowledge from the project to deal with the new circumstances: dealing with uncertainty, fear and motivation of the volunteers – how to support?
  • how to restructure project activities according to the circumstances, remaining the solidarity dimension, digital solutions, local community support
  • formal aspects of the project implementation (finances, changed duration, recrutation…)
  • how to keep the volunteers learning process going on in times of Corona-crisis
    change of activities/ space for reflection/recognition of learning/ digital learning
    vision for the time after the Corona-Pandemia – how ESC can support the restart

Program Elements:

  • solidarity – inclusion dimension
  • best practices from the projects which could be relevant in present situation (using appreciative inquiry method and the Art of Hostig Approach )
  • developing support structures (for Voluneters, Organisations, Local Communtiy)
    innovation and flexibility in project implementation
  • non-formal learning ONLINE (explore tools and methods)
  • project management in an uncertain perspective of the future
  • visioning and design thinking for project development and future partnerships


This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Course is online

Travel reimbursement

Course is online

Participation fee

This Course is free of charge



Cabuwazi-Grenzkultur – Youth NGO

Phone: +49 30 544 90 15 28

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack GrowToDream.pdf

Contact for questions:

Tomek Lubotzki

E-Mail: efd@cabuwazi.de