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NWCN E-bulletin 08 June 2017


1 Institute of Fundraising: Introductory Certificate for Fundraisers

2 Policing & Community Safety Partnership Small Project Support Scheme

3 Live Here Love Here - Small Grants Scheme 2017

4 Public Consultation on: Draft Strategic Growth Plan & Local Development Plan

5 Translink Public Consultation

6 Alcohol, Stigma and the Over 50s – Community Consultation 

7 PEACE IV Launch Event 

8 Brexit - your views

9 Upcoming Events at DiverseCity Community Partnership 

10 Launch Of eMORE PROJECT APP- Monitoring and Reporting online hate speech and offline Hate crime

11 Out & About Mentoring Programme

12 Get Into Retail with Tesco

13 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

14 Various Job Opportunities

15 Volunteering opportunities with Alzheimer’s, CAUSE, Destined & CRUSE

16  ‘Trauma Education’

17 Anti-Bullying Week 2017

18 Healthy Minds Workshop

19 All Aboard - Public Appointments 

20 Put Yourself On The Map

21 iPad training course at Strabane Unemployed Centre

22 Coming Up at Echo Echo Dance Studio

23 'Other Scenes’ - Brigitte Zieger at Void Gallery, Derry Curated by Gregory McCartney

24 Drink Wise & Jive - world Record Attempt 2017









1 Institute of Fundraising: Introductory Certificate for Fundraisers
20 June 2017, 10am – 4pm
The Junction, Bishop Street, Derry~Londonderry
Northern Ireland Environment Link and the Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland in association with North West Community Network is providing its popular one day training course the Introductory Certificate of Fundraising.
The course is substantially funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Catalyst Umbrella Programme and IOF Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Environment Link delivers the programme through its “Investing in Northern Ireland’s Heritage” project.
An Institute of Fundraising NI trainer will deliver the course which is particularly relevant for anyone new to funding or fundraising within their own group or organisation.
For this Introductory Certificate there is a small, heavily discounted cost to participants of £10, including lunch, which is reduced from £75 or the opportunity when booking to upgrade to the Accredited Course and Membership of the Institute of Fundraising for an extra £40 subject to availability. It would normally cost £200+ to complete the introductory certificate and receive annual membership of IOF.
Furthermore, participant attendees and groups will have an opportunity for a free “one-to-one” consultation with an IOF member to offer fundraising advice and information that is specific for their project/organisation at a later date.
For those who choose the accreditation route you will be asked to complete the process online to obtain the introductory certificate.

Hosted & supported by:
North West Community Network


Numbers are limited for this event so early booking is advisable.
To register your participation: / 028 71279090



2 Policing & Community Safety Partnership Small Project Support Scheme


Closing date: To arrive no later than 12noon on Monday 12th June 2017.


The Derry and Strabane Policing & Community Safety Partnership invites applications for small project support assistance to a maximum of £10,000 to be spent in the current financial year.


Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour, Youth Interventions and Fear of Crime


Application forms and guidance information are available from the Policing & Community Safety Partnership, Health and Community Directorate, Derry City and Strabane District Council, 98 Strand Road, Derry BT48 7NN or 47 Derry Road, Strabane BT82 8DY




To request an application form contact the PCSP on 028 7125 3253 or download an application form online at:


Completed applications must be returned in a sealed envelope endorsed ‘Small Project Support Scheme’ and be addressed to the Policing & Community Safety Partnership Manager, Derry City and Strabane District Council, 98 Strand Road, Derry BT48 7NN or 47 Derry Road, Strabane BT82 8DY.


To arrive no later than 12noon on Monday 12th June 2017.                            


3   Live Here Love Here - Small Grants Scheme 2017


The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme forms part of a wider programme aimed at promoting civic pride within communities and improving environmental quality. The Small Grants Scheme is a partnership between Local Councils, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Choice Housing, Northern Ireland Housing Executive, McDonald’s and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

The small grants scheme aims to enable and support volunteers to:

  • Improve the quality of their local environment by reducing littering and dog fouling through effective and innovative means;
  • Enhance the environmental management of a local area;
  • Contribute to the development of civic pride within a community with a focus on environmental improvement.
  • To enhance or attract tourism to their community through environmental improvements.

Grants will be awarded between £500 and £5,000. Higher levels of funding are only likely to be awarded to outstanding projects.


Completed applications must be submitted to Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful by 12 noon on Wednesday 21st June 2017. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.


Please email your completed application to:

Application Pack

Promotional Flyer

Frequently Asked Questions

Case Study Document - Project Ideas!!


4 Public Consultation on: Draft Strategic Growth Plan & Local Development Plan


Vision: A thriving, prosperous and sustainable City and District with equality of opportunity for all. 


Every citizen, resident, stakeholder, investor, volunteer, community leader/representative etc. in the Derry Strabane area is strongly encouraged to get along to one of this week's consultation sessions outlined below:



Evening Meeting

(LDP & SGP – Strategic Growth Plan

Daytime Workshop

(focused on LDP, as well as SGP)

Guildhall, Derry

7pm, Tue 06 Jun

2-4pm, Wed 07 Jun

Alley Theatre, Strabane

7pm, Wed 07 June

2-4pm, Fri 09 Jun

Great Hall, Ulster University @ Magee

7pm, Tue 13 Jun


Glen Community Centre, Derry


3-5pm, Thur 15 June

Claudy Community Centre

7pm, Thur 15 Jun

2-4pm, Fri 16 Jun

Derg Valley Leisure Centre, Castlederg

7pm, Mon 19 Jun

11.15am-1pm, Tue 20 Jun

Amity House, Donemana

7pm, Tue 20 Jun

2-4pm, Wed 21 Jun

Skeoge House, Leafair, Derry

7pm, Thur 22 Jun

2-4pm, Fri 23 Jun

St. Columb’s Park House, Derry

7pm, Tue 27 Jun

2-4pm, Wed 28 Jun


5 Translink public consultation


Please find below the days, times and venues of the Translink public consultations on the proposed changes to the bus routes/timetables in Foyle area.

Please attend one and get your voice heard.

We will be holding a series of public information road shows where you will be able to speak to a Translink representative to find out more.




12 June

9:30 to 11am and

12:30 to 2:30pm

Foyle Street, outside library - on bus

13 June

9:30 to 11am and 

12:30 to 2:30pm

Northside Shopping Centre - on bus

14 June

9:30 to 11am and 

12:30 to 2:30pm

Lisnagelvin Shopping Centre - on bus

15 June

9:30 to 11am and 

12:30 to 2:30pm

Eglinton Main Street - on bus

16 June

9:30 to 11am and 

12:30 to 2:30pm

Nelson Drive Community Centre - on bus

19 June

9:30 to 11am and 

12:30 to 2:30pm

Springtown Shopping Centre - on bus

20 June

9:30 to 11am and 

12:30 to 2:30pm

Limavady Bus Centre

Maps of new proposed routes  can be downloaded from


6 Alcohol, Stigma and the Over 50s – Community Consultation 


Are you interested in contributing to a campaign tackling stigma in relation to alcohol in the Over 50s – Drink Wise, Age Well want to hear from you.


The Drink Wise, Age Well Project is a BIG Lottery funded programme which aims to influence and inform policy and practice in preventing alcohol misuse amongst adults aged 50 and over.


As part of our Prevention & Campaigning work, we are developing a public awareness campaign looking at the issue of Alcohol, Stigma & the Over 50s.


We are holding a series of discussions across the WHSCT area to hear the views of the general public, service users, service providers and others.


We are holding a lunchtime discussion on Tuesday 27th June, 1-2pm in the Holywell Trust, 10-14 Bishop St., Derry, BT48 6PW. Refreshments will be provided.


If you would like to come along, please contact Adrian Loughrey, Prevention & Campaigning Team, Drink Wise, Age Well Project on 02871 160 236 or


We look forward to hearing from you! 



 7 PEACE IV Launch Event 


On behalf of the PEACE IV Partnership Board, Derry City and Strabane District Council PEACE IV team are delighted to invite community groups and interested individuals to register for our PEACE IV Programme Launch event. The EU funded Programme is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and is designed to support peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland and the border region.


The ‘Café Culture’ style half-day conference aims to give community organisations, youth organisations, volunteers, and individuals in the council area and immediate cross-border area the opportunity to develop a better understanding of what’s in the local £6.1million PEACE IV Programme and how to engage with and benefit from it. Come along to the interactive conference to chat through the opportunities and find out more.

Venue: Waterfoot Hotel, Derry~Londonderry Date: Wednesday 21st June 2017
Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm (light lunch included)


Optional return bus transport for Castlederg/Strabane area attendees is provided free. The bus leaves from Derg Valley Leisure Centre at 8.40am with pick up at Council Offices in Strabane at 9.10am then going direct to the Waterfoot Hotel. Pick ups directly en route may be possible if requested in advance.


Booking forms should be returned to (tel:02871253253 ext 6935) by deadline Wednesday 14th June 2017. Registration is by receipt of completed booking form only (attached). Prioritisation is given to residents in the Derry City and Strabane Council area and Donegal County Council area. A maximum of 5 people per organization may register.

For booking form please see:  



8 Brexit - your views


Event:   Brexit Focus Group

Date:    14/06/17

Time:    11.30am

Venue:  Holywell Building

Brexit it is on its way and it is vital that women's voices are heard as part of the negotiations.

FWIN along with the Women's Centre Derry want to find out what's important to women locally when it comes to the Brexit deal - what are the issues that matter to you? 

With this in mind, there will be a focus group in the Holywell Building on Wednesday June 14th at 11.30am.

There will be a talk from Dr Caroline Walsh from Women's Support Network about Brexit and she will answer any questions attendees may have

This focus group will feed into a key piece of research by the Women's Regional Consortium which will include recommendations for action by government and relevant others.

So come along and make sure your voice is heard!!

To register for this event tel: 028 71 266 291 or email:


 Upcoming Events at DiverseCity Community Partnership 


TONIGHT - The Great Big Walk


The new event thought up by the Eden Project is asking folks in Derry to be part of a UK-wide event which sees five teams of walkers stroll across the UK to celebrate initiatives in their area.


Starting in Bately, West Yorkshire, the event will gradually make its way to Derry on 7 & 8 June and will stop and have a community Get Together – the great big walk is an event inspired by former MP Jo Cox who died last year.


Holywell Trust & Boom Hall Partnership/Innovate NI, with the support of Inner City Trust, are holding a community get together on the evening of 8th June  at 7.00pm in the Garden of Reflection (to the rear of the HOLYWELL building in Bishop Street). We will have food and music to help celebrate the efforts of the local walkers and we would love to see you there. It would be great if you could email to let us know you are coming along.


The Great Big Walk is funded by the National lottery and will highlight the rich diversity of communities that make up the backbone of the UK and celebrate all we have in common.


The two Northern Ireland walkers are Olivia Cosgrove, the founder of Row the Erne and volunteer with Refugee Rescue, and Noel Johnston, who achieved the record for walking the Ulster Way in 28 days to raise money for charity and needy families. 


 Holywell STEW 2 


Following the success of our first Holywell STEW event last month we are hosting the second event on 14th June at 7.00pm. At the event on 14th we'll be hearing pitches from: 

  1. Arabridge 
  2. Neighbourliness
  3. Kinship Care 
  4. Emojinet

Tickets cost £10 (all of which goes to the winning pitch on the night) and booking for this event is essential - tickets can be purchased from the reception at Holywell Trust or through 


Reformed Always to Be Reformed


You are cordially invited to the book launch of



The Reformations Then and Now



Friday 16th June 2017 at 12.00 pm

The Junction, 8-14 Bishop Street, BT48 6PW


This publication is about a long lasting revolution in modern European history. What happened in the sixteenth century changed Europe and the legacies endure. The most bitter wars in Christian history were fought at this time. The religious map of Europe took shape. Ireland experienced the Reformations, Anglican, Reformed and Catholic, producing a bitter, sectarianised and violent history.


This event is free - for hospitality purposes please register; 02871361942 or email


 Pioneering Peace Builder: A History of Holywell Trust


You are invited to the launch of our new publication ‘Pioneering Peacebuilder: A History of Holywell Trust’ by Ann Kelleher. This book, which is supported through the Reconciliation Fund of the Department for Foreign Affairs, charts the history and impact of Holywell Trust since its formation in 1988.

The launch will take place at 12.30pm on Wednesday 21st June 2017 at HOLYWELL – DiverseCity Community Partnership, 10-14 Bishop Street, Derry.


Please click here to book your place at our event. 


Copies of the book will be available to purchase (£10).




10 Launch Of eMORE PROJECT APP- Monitoring and Reporting online hate speech and offline Hate crime


JOIN US  @ Girdwood Community Hub in Belfast


North West Migrants Forum is pleased to invite you to the launch of an App designed to report  online Hate speech and offline Hate crimes. This app is part of a  research project " Monitoring and Reporting on line hate speech in Europe" supported by the European Commission DG JUSTICE and partly implemented by the North West Migrants Forum  in partnership with the Institute of Conflict Research (ICR) and a consortium of partner organizations based across Europe, led by RISSC- CENTRO RICERCHE E STUDI SU SICUREZZA E CRIMINALITÀ. 


The  launch will take place on Wednesday 21st June 11.30 am – 1.30 pm at Girdwood Community Hub in 10 Girdwood Avenue in Belfast BT14 6EG.


Return transport will be provided  for those participants who would like to attend from Derry-Londonderry.

Registration for this event is essential. 


To register please see below, fill in the booking form and return by 15th of June 2017.


11  Out & About Mentoring Programme


Walk, chat, coffee, breathe...

Research continues to illustrate the difficulties faced by young women growing up LGBTQ. YouthAction Northern Ireland is delighted, therefore, to extend its mentoring programme to young LGBTQ women aged 16 - 25 years across Northern Ireland.


The programme is premised upon the benefits that can arise from having an informal, supportive and purpose driven relationship with a youth worker. One-to- one sessions seek to support young women in identifying some of the personal barriers they are facing, to adopt action-orientated approaches to these, while developing further support networks.


Where: Mentors are based in Belfast, Derry and Fermanagh, with a Northern Ireland wide remit.
Time: Individuals can access 10 x 90 minute sessions
Cost: There is no cost for this programme but referrals from YouthAction member organisations will be prioritised.
Contact: for further information or to register.



12 Get Into Retail with Tesco


Are you age 16 -24? Out of employment or training? Meet new people and learn new skills with our free programme!

  • Gain in-depth training in the retail industry by completing 4 weeks work experience with Tesco.
  • Learn about customer service and selling skills, stock rotation and control.
  • Improve your CV and boost your employability skills!
  • Receive up to 6 months support after the programme to help you find work.
  • Get your travel and lunch provided for the whole programme. 

Tuesday 13th June to Friday 7th July 2017
Taster: Tuesday 6th June 2017

To find out more contact the Prince’s Trust on 07739859692 or email



13   Latest Offers from Salto Youth


Course on Strategy at Youth Organizations

We invite youth workers who want to learn how to design and implement strategy at youth organizations to join the e-learning course!

Organizer: UCG (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 17 June 2017

› More details


Training and Trainers in the field of youth - Changes and Challenges

“Training and Trainers in the field of youth - Changes and Challenges” supports trainers active at local and/or national level in the field of youth.

Organizer: Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agency Czech Republic (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 18 June 2017

› More details


Shadow the culture

Shadow the Culture is the seminar dedicated to workers from cultural institutions (museums, libraries etc.) who work with youth using non-formal education methods.

Organizer: Polish National Agency of Erasmus+ Programme (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 20 June 2017

› More details


With.In Nature

TC for youth workers about finding their Inner Leadership and new ways of upgrading the quality of life. During the TC a space will be created for personal development in connection with nature through becoming more conscious of personal learning process.

Organizer: Dansk ICYE (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Latvia, Malta, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 1 July 2017

› More details


EMPOWERING GIRLS: Jump in international youth work

The training will be adressed to young potential female youth/youthworkers or trainers who would like to start their international experience.

Organizer: Salto-Youth EuroMed (SALTO)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 24 July 2017

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EVS learning notebook! – Get Better, Get International!!!

Do you want to contribute to improve the EVS learning reflection process?Are you working in EVS training cycle or mentoring EVS? Are you ex EVS? We would like to invite you to join our seminar where we would like to update the EVS learning notebook!

Organizer: Spanish NA (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 9 July 2017

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Seminar "Under the same roof - How to work cross-sectorally on inclusion"

A stakeholder seminar on cross-sectoral cooperation for young people with fewer opportunities, notably Roma youth, in order to enable their active involvement and integration in society.

Organizer: NA Romania & SALTO Inclusion (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 20 August 2017

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ToolFair ITALY

The ToolFair is an event created to facilitate the meeting of youth workers, youth leaders, trainers, working at national level with trainers of neighbouring European Countries who are able to work in the Italian language.

Organizer: Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani (IT NA) (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 20 August 2017

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TIC TAC en Français

The aim of this TC is to develop the participants’ competences for implementing ‘Mobility of Youth Workers’ projects within Erasmus+ and reflect about the role of youth workers and young leaders in the elaboration of projects.

Organizer: Bureau International Jeunesse (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline: 17 September 2017

› More details



Calls for Trainers


How to fight and forestall extremism

Nuoriso-ja luontomatkailukeskus Oivanki is looking for 2

Application deadline: June 16, 2017 23:59 CET


The European Union is a homeland of Democracy, Human Rights, Tolerance, and Understanding. As a success shared with all the world Europe respects the rights of persons belonging to minorities, their freedom, and human dignity. Although it is becoming more and more noticeable the fact that recent years we often hear calls for extremism and xenophobia. This happens simultaneously with the flow of refugees from Southern and Eastern borders to Europe. While several countries and societies organize to host refugees, who left everything in their motherlands, EU residents witness also calls for extremist actions by marginalized political powers.

Being concerned with extremist movements in Europe, rising xenophobia, and Islamophobia among European youth, we consider it highly important to gather active young people, youth workers, and activists to discuss questions of multicultural society, inter-religious and intercultural dialogue as well as to think about possible solutions leading to tolerance, integration, and multiculturalism.

The training course "How to fight and forestall extremism" will take place in Oivanki village, North-Finland and will involve 25 youth workers from 6 Programme Countries. During the Training course, we will look deeper into the issues of extremism, migration, discrimination, nationalism, intolerance and intercultural misunderstandings. The Training Course will support young people and active youth workers to learn about the ways of living together, accepting differences and fighting together against extremism and xenophobia in these turbulent times.

Our aim is to empower youth workers and youth leaders with skills, knowledge, and attitudes to play an active role towards an intercultural society. Our objectives are the following:

- To re-explore the key concepts, such as stereotypes, prejudices, discrimination, extremism, intolerance and their transformation in European reality

- To analyze what are the main reasons for the rise of Extremism in different European countries

- To discover the right attitudes towards an intercultural society

- To promote active citizenship, international dialogue and non-formal education

- To analyze the European values and how they can be used in contrasting those phenomena.

- To develop new projects promoting tolerance and multiculturalism

The TC will foster the participants in the acquisition of learning outcomes necessary to fight and forestall extremism. The project will improve the participants professional development, their involvement as considerate and active citizens in society, raise participants' awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries, offering them the opportunity to build networks of international contacts.

Requested trainer profile

The project implementation language is English. The trainers recognized by Salto-Youth TOY and experienced in the topics  EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy and/or Inclusion - equity will be prioritized. 

Working conditions

-The preparation and editing the TC sessions with the project team. (Online communication)

-The implementation of the project activity (working days for the trainers; 21 July-28 July 2017, Kuusamo, Finland) 

-Preparation of the trainers' report

Fee: 1200 EUR (6 days of training + TC preparation and the Trainers' report preparation)

Team composition

The team will consist of two trainers selected by the project team.

Application & selection procedure

Apply no later than: June 16, 2017 23:59 CET

How to apply:

The candidates can submit their interest until June 16, 2017, 23:59 CET

The short-listed candidates will be contacted for the further process. 

The candidates will be informed about the final results not later than July 3, 2017, 23:59 CET

You will be informed about the selection by: July 3, 2017 23:59 CET


How to fight and forestall against extremism-call for trainers.doc

For more information

Erik Ghazaryan, Project Coordinator

Phone: n/a / Email:


Shadow the culture

Polish National Agency of Erasmus+ Programme is looking for 1

Application deadline: 11 June 2017 23:59 GMT+1


Shadow the culture is seminar directed to workers from cultural institutions (museums, libraries etc.) that work with youth using non- formal education methods.

Many of culture institutions like museums, libraries etc. organize activities for young people base on non-formal education. It is very important to exchange good- practice and know-how in this area between institutions from whole Europe.  Key Action 1 in Youth sector gives such opportunity in mobility of youth workers activities.

The idea of Shadow the culture is to presents the opportunities of job shadowing and study visit projects for people who work with youth in culture institutions. The aim is to support the establishment of partnerships and developing the projects’ idea between those institutions.

Thanks to that new area of youth Erasmus+ Programme can support work in culture institution.


The aims of the this projects are:

To support establishing partnerships between participating organizations

To support project idea’s possible to implement in Youth sector of Erasmus+ Programme.

To present possibilities of Erasmus+ Programme Action 1 in Youth sector- job-shadowing and study visits in mobility of young workers activities

The target group of this project is:

Employees of museums, libraries, cultural centers, who actively work with youth using non-formal methods

Date: 4th -8th September 2017.

4th September - arrival day with activities at the evening

8th September- departure day

Venue: Konstancin- Jeziorna near Warsaw, Poland


Requested trainer profile

We are looking for trainer from Programme Countries:

- Experienced in Partnership Building Activities

- Experienced in working with culture institutions (museums, libraries etc.)

- Experienced in working outside Youth sector

- With good knowledge of mobility of youth workers activities in Key Action 1 Youth sector

- Good English skills

Working conditions

Preparation meeting in Warsaw: 27th -28th of July

Seminar: 4th-8th of September

Report to be preparted within one month after seminar.

Fee: 1820 EUR (4 days of training, 2 days for preparation, 1 day for reporting x 260 EUR)

Travel for prepartion meeting and seminar financed by Polish National Agency.

Team composition

The team will consist of two trainers- one selected via SALTO YOUTH and one trainer selected by Polish National Agency from Polish pool of trainers.

Application & selection procedure

Apply no later than: 11 June 2017 23:59 GMT+1


How to apply:

Please apply via SALTO-YOUTH:

You will be informed about the selection by: 27 June 2017

For more information

Adam Kułanowski, Programme Officer

Phone: +48 22 46 31 414 / Email:


BUILDING FROM WITHIN: Paths to increase the participation of young migrants in Europe

Portuguese National Agency for Erasmus + Youth in Action is looking for 1

Application deadline: 12th June 2017


Context & aims:

The training course will enable youth workers to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes to successfully increase the participation of young migrants and young people with migrant background in the existing structures, spaces and mechanisms for participation in decision-making, increasing their sense of belonging and reducing radicalization.

Young people in Europe have in the last decade have been able to introduce in the political discourse of our different national and European institutions the importance of youth participation in decision-making process. Processes such as Structured Dialogue of the European Commission or the co-management of the Council of Europe have gain significant relevance, as concrete mechanisms to involve youth in the development of the policies and decisions that will affect their lives.

Nevertheless, we saw that we still have not been able to include in such processes the diversity of young people that exist in our societies.

Youth migrants and young people with migrant background are still often not present or represented in such spaces, therefore their concerns and interests are not many times reflected in the decisions taken. We believe that by increasing the civic and political participation of young migrants and young people with migrant background we will bring on board new visions and innovative approaches to our current challenges. And in the same time to increase their sense of belonging, identity and active citizenship to the European project.

Radicalization takes places when people don’t feel a sense of belonging or ownership to the communities where they life. Bringing young migrants and young people with migrant on board of our local communities, increasing their involvement in civil society organizations, on local and national youth councils and international youth organizations, will contribute to their empowerment at the same time that will allow us to better address the diversity existing in our society.

We should first look at young migrants as a source of solutions for our society challenges; with their extraordinary energy, creativity and potential for change they can largely contribute for the development of our communities.

The aim of this course is to empower migrant youth and young people with migrant background to become politically active citizens at local, national and European level.

The course will enable youth leaders and youth workers to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes to successfully increase young migrants and young people with migrant background political and civic participation on existing structures, spaces and mechanisms for youth participation in decision making.

Specific Objectives:

1) Develop a better understanding of the economic, social and political situations and identify the main challenges faced by young migrant and young people with migrant background living in Europe today;

2) Empower young migrants and young people with migrant background to represent their interests and current challenges (such as integration, identity conflict, discrimination, employment, education, lack of youth policies and involvement in the decision-making process);

3) Increase the awareness of developing strategies to avoid the radicalization of young people in Europe;

4) To acquire know-how on concepts and challenges of youth work, youth policies, migration and integration policies and institutions relevant for the engagement of migrant youth at different levels (local, national and European level);

5) Increase the number and quality of projects in the frame of Erasmus+ approaching the social inclusion of young migrants.

Target groups

  • Youth workers
  • Trainers
  • Youth leaders
  • Youth Policy Makers

Other target groups- Young migrants and young people with migrant background that can act as multipliers.

Group size - up to 30 participants

Working language: English


1 Prep meeting (prepare the training course: Arrival day – 28th June; Departure day – 30th June afternoon) Training Course (30 participants| 26th November- 02nd December 2017)

Profile of the trainer:

Have knowledge about and experience in working around the topics of youth participation and participation of young migrants and young people with migrant background

Have knowledge about youth policies, migration and integration policies and institutions relevant for the engagement of migrant youth at different levels (local, national and European level);

Experience in working with migrants and refugees is an asset ;

Experience in working with National Agencies of Erasmus + YiA and SALTO´s;

Are familiar with the principles and values of non-formal learning;

 Have an excellent command of English (including drafting skills);

 He/she needs to be available for the preparatory meeting that will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 28-30 May (including travel days) and for the training course in Portugal, 26th November- 02nd December 2017  (dates to be confirmed during the prep-meeting).

Working conditions / Tasks of the trainer:

To be available during and facilitate a preparatory meeting (2 days between 28th June; and 30th June afternoon);

To keep contact with other team members till the end of the project concerning the content development and implementation;

To develop the daily programme and finalize the call for the participants together with the team;

To facilitate the implementation, work on the evaluation in cooperation with the team;

To make the final report of the project.


1 Prep meeting (prepare the training course: Arrival day – 28th June; Departure day – 30th June afternoon) Training Course (30 participants| 26th November- 02nd December 2017);


It is foreseen to provide a fee of 2.900€ for 10 working days (1 day for preparation, 2 days preparatory meeting, 6 days implementation, 1 days evaluation/final report), The board, lodging and travel costs will be also covered by this project. 

Team composition - Organizers and Partners:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action National Agencies of Portugal, Belgium-FR, United Kingdom, SALTO-YOUTH Participation Resource Centre and SALTO Cultural Diversity RC.

Call for 1 trainer

Portuguese National Agency is looking for 1 trainer responsible of preparation, implementation, evaluation, report and follow up of the activity.

This trainer will work in cooperation/team with other trainer, from Portugal.

Application & selection procedure

Apply no later than: 12th June 2017


Applicants should send a CV including information about their experiences in/ knowledge of the field of the specific topic of the TC. The applicants should provide a motivation letter.

Interested experts are invited to send their application by 12 June 2016, 24h00 to: Carla.Marques - and cc to:

You will be informed about the selection by: 14th June 2017


Call for trainers Building from Within.pdf

For more information

Carla Marques, TCA Officer/Project Manager

Phone: +351253204260



14  Various Job Opportunities

  • Hillcrest Trust seeks a Full-time Finance & Admin Officer

Salary: £23,838.12


Funded by Department for Communities until 30th September 2017, with extension subject to further funding


Hillcrest Trust is a community based organisation which works to support the physical and social regeneration of the Top of the Hill and Greater Waterside area of Derry City, through adoption of a community development approach, in response to the needs of the local community.


Job Purpose

To maintain and develop financial systems, procedures and controls and administration for the efficient and effective operation of the organisation.  To provide supervision to Reception and other administration staff.

The Finance & Administration Officer will work with a wide range of people and at times vulnerable groups such as children and older people, therefore having a warm, positive and friendly personality is a key requirement.



5 GCSE’s or equivalent to include Math’s and English Grade A-C



Accredited Accounting Technician Qualification (AAT, IATI or equivalent) or


A minimum of 3 year’s demonstrable experience delivering high quality financial management support to include use of financial management software products (such as Sage or similar), spreadsheets and databases, the maintenance of accurate records and being able to report on these.




A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a financial and administrative role.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Experience of operating Accountancy/Payroll systems.


Excellent IT skills with

working knowledge of

Microsoft Office Suite particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint.


Ability to work unsupervised, prioritise workloads and work on own initiative.



Previous experience of working in a busy community development or voluntary organisation.

 Ability to work as a part of a team.

 Management of staff and/or volunteer team.

 Experience of contributing to income generation and fund raising.


For an application pack:


Phone: 71347515

Office: Hillcrest House, 14-17 Jasmine Court, Derry


  • Job Opportunity | Caseworker - Maternity Cover (Part-time) | Gable, Strabane

Job Title: Caseworker (Maternity Cover) - 12 months Fixed Term Contract
Reporting to: Caseworker Supervisor
Job Location: Strabane
Job Purpose: To work as part of the GABLE team, liaising with clients, builders, architects, the Northern Ireland Housing Executive grants office and any other parties involved in the grant process. To carry out all administration tasks required to progress client cases to satisfactory completion. To support the casework supervisor.

Salary Scale: £16,781 pro rata
Hours: 20 hours
Closing date: 15/06/17
Interview date: 21/06/17

More information please visit


  • Finance Officer with St Columb's Park House

St Columb’s Park House is a peace centre located in the heart of a beautiful historic park in the Waterside area of Derry/Londonderry. St Columb’s Park House contributes to peace building and active citizenship by providing a range of programmes which promote civic participation, human rights & leadership.  We also operate as a ‘not for profit’ social enterprise that offers conference and residential facilities.

We wish to appoint a Finance Officer (18-21 hours per week) £8.00 per hour.  (Fixed Term Contract 1 year)

The Finance Officer will work alongside the Finance Manager to maintain the financial management of St Columb’s Park House and the various Projects and Programmes being delivered.
The successful applicant must meet the following essential criteria :

  • A minimum of 2 years employment maintaining financial and administrative records within finance and/or a community or voluntary sector
  • 5 CGSE’s including English and maths or Accounts at grade C or above
  • Sound knowledge of basic accounting, budgets and income and expenditure processes/procedures
  • Strong ICT skills including a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Sage

Shortlisting criteria may be enhanced in the instance of large numbers of applications.
Further information and application packs are available from Sharon Doherty St Columb’s Park House, 4 Limavady Road, Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT47 6JY.  Telephone: 028 71 343080. Packs can also be requested using email;

Completed Applications must be returned to the Operations Manager in an envelope clearly marked “JOB APPLICATION” no later than 12noon on Wednesday 14th June 2017.  We will only accept completed and signed application forms issued with the job information. We do not accept CVs. Applications received after the closing date / time will not be considered. Interviews for short-listed applicants will be held on the week beginning 26th June 2017.


  • Playhouse Vacancy - Casual Labour - Theatre Technician

Salary:  £8 per hr 


The Playhouse is currently updating its list of Casual Labour for its theatre technical team. Reporting to the senior Theatre Technician, responsibilities when working will include, acting as the theatre technician for in-house and visiting companies/conferences, rigging and de-rigging for performances, health and safety, looking after theatre stock and the general presentation of The Playhouse Theatre spaces.  Applicants must have at least 3 years technical experience of working in a theatre. 


Application forms and job descriptions can be obtained from our website at under the heading “About”. Returned forms can be posted/emailed to:

CEO, The Playhouse, 5-7 Artillery Street, Derry/ Londonderry,

BT48 6RG  Tel - (028) 71 268027, Email:

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 9th June 2017


15 Volunteering opportunities with Alzheimer’s, CAUSE, Destined & CRUSE


Will you join the thousands of volunteers already taking on dementia?


Regional fundraising is at the very centre of how we raise vital funds at a local level.  The money we raise funds the delivery of universal services as well as the services we provide locally such as dementia cafes.  It also helps to fund research into care for today, a cure for tomorrow, as well as for our campaigning work.


We have opportunities for volunteers to be involved as part of an existing group, or to provide individual support for organised events in the Foyle area. Fundraising in the community is flexible and social, join up today!


Join a regional Fundraising Group

Working with the local Community Fundraiser, you will attend meetings with other core members, research, contribute ideas, promote and attend events. This could be a couple of hours per months for planning meetings plus attending events.


Become an Events Fundraiser

The role will be based at fundraising events - the times, dates and locations of which will vary.  Example of fundraising events include: collections, Memory Walks, community events, corporate events and special events. Example tasks could include route marshal, manning the information stall, bucket collection, setting up and packing down at events, or assisting at corporate events.



If you would like to find out more about this or any of our volunteering opportunities please contact Rosario Mc Hugh, Volunteering Officer ( /028 82 250103) or visit our website at



  • Can you spare a few hours to help a great CAUSE?

Cause are looking for individuals to assist our Fundraising Team as a bag packing volunteer on Saturday 17th June at Tesco, Limavady


Why not bring a couple of your friends or colleagues to join in too?


Collections in the community are a great way to raise the vital funds needed for CAUSE to help continue and sustain out crucial work helping the carers, families and friends of those with serious mental illness.


If you would like to help, please contact our Volunteer Officer, Verity, on 028 9065 0650 or email for more information.


  • Destined’s Annual Flag Day  

Destined’s annual flag day will be on Thursday 22nd of June 2017, starting at 10am (morning) until 4 o clock in the afternoon.


We in Destined would be very pleased if you could possibly spare 1 hour of your time to help and support us during the flag day. All monies collected during the flag day will help to support our activities and in particular our summer programme within Destined for all our members.


If you can spare an hour on the day can you please contact Angela at Destined on 028 7136 2424.

We in Destined would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.

  • FOYLE CRUSE FLAG DAY - Sat 24th June

Foyle Cruse Bereavement Care are holding a flag day on Saturday 24th June between the hours of 10am and 5pm. We require volunteers to help in this regard.  

If you feel you can help, please contact the office on 71 262941.  



16 ‘Trauma Education’


WAVE Trauma Centre are pleased to announce their upcoming Trauma Education Information session and Recruitment of Facilitators Day.  This will give everyone the opportunity to find out more information about the range of courses run by our Trauma Training section, as well as recruitment information if you would like to be considered for a Facilitator post.  

Guildhall Derry Londonderry, Friday 23rd June at 1 pm

Join us for light refreshments as we recruit for our latest accredited trauma courses by Queen’s University, Belfast:

  • Open Learning Short Trauma Courses
  • BSc Psychological Trauma Studies

                                                                                                                                                             WAVE in Partnership with University College Cork: 
Online Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma Studies

Please email RSVP before Tuesday 20th June 2017


17 Anti-Bullying Week 2017


Registration for ABW17 is now open.  We’d love your organisation to be involved this year!

We would also like to remind you that our ABW17 Competition will close on Friday 23 June.  


We look forward to receiving creative work from your young people to promote the anti-bullying message of “All equal, all different, all together”


We look forward to the competition entries in the form of art, written word, PowerPoint or performance.


18 Healthy Minds Workshop

29th June 2017, 11am to 3pm
Grosvenor House Glengall Street Belfast, BT12 5AD

You are invited to our Healthy Minds Workshop.


As part of the work of the Bamford Monitoring Group; we want to hear from people with a learning disability about their experience of having mental health problems or illness.

Carers and support workers are all welcome at what promises to be a fun and interesting event, with lunch, refreshments, and information stands provided.


Let me know if you can come by emailing: or call me on 07789554083 by 22nd June 2017.


Patient and Client Council Your voice in health and social care


19 All Aboard - Public Appointments 


"All Aboard" the news-sheet of the Central Appointments Unit:


Included in this edition is a list of the public appointment vacancies expected to arise during the second half of 2017.  Any vacancies arising after we go to print will be added to the nidirect website.


For further information on public appointments visit our website or nidirect at:



20 Put Yourself On The Map


Derry Creatives are bringing together a map of all the creative people and services in the North West – if you follow the link below and fill in your details it will be uploaded to the map – you can go on and have a look to see who is already on it.


The map may be useful for potential employment and partnering opportunities


21 iPad training course at Strabane Unemployed Centre

Strabane Community Unemployed Centre in association with Gadget Garage
Will be running an 8 week iPad Basics Training Course covering essential topics: 

  • Set Up & Basic Features
  • Web Browsing & Email
  • Using Apps & The App Store
  • Social Media Essentials
  • iCloud & iTunes
  • Online Shopping
  • Managing Photos & Videos
  • Safety, Security and Backing Up Your iPad

Starts Wednesday 5 July from 10:30 – 1pm
At Strabane Community Unemployed Centre, Newtown Street, Strabane
Each session will last 2.5 hours and iPads will be provided
Course costs £25 per person
Contact Petula on 028 7138 3927 to put your name down


22 Coming Up at Echo Echo Dance Studio


Cappaghglass - Solo dance theatre show by Tara Brandel

"A visually striking solo show mixing dance, spoken word, video projections and live vocals"


24th June @ 8pm


EchoEcho Dance Studio Waterloo House Magazine Street

Tickets £8 and £6 concession


23 'Other Scenes’ - Brigitte Zieger at Void Gallery, Derry Curated by Gregory McCartney

Exhibition: Saturday 3 June  continues until 29 July


Void is proud to present the work of German Paris-based artist Brigitte Zieger. Curated by Gregory McCartney, ‘Other Scenes' explores virtual and spaCal 3D images which relate to history and the integration of displacements between image, sculpture and space.



24 Drink Wise & Jive - world Record Attempt 2017


1st July 2017, EBRINGTON SQUARE, Derry/Londonderry

COME ALONG TO OUR FREE Jiving Classes for the over 50’s!

You may even want to get involved in our World record attempt for the largest jive

Contact Debbie on 028 7186 1550

The Playhouse, Dance Studio, Artillery St, Derry, Every Wednesday - 14th, 21st, 28th June
5pm - 6pm & 6pm - 7pm


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