Training Course InFormal: Integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level
Dates: 13-22 January 2018
Venue: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Eligible are 35 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania
Application deadline: 20th November 2017
This long-term training course is an attempt to use non-formal education as a tool for youth empowerment in addressing societal issues and to build a productive co-working platform for educators coming from formal education and youth field
The long-term project “InFormal – integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level” is an attempt to use non-formal education as a tool for youth empowerment in order to address all the mentioned issues and to build a stable and productive trans-national co-working platform for educators coming from formal education and youth field (NGOs and other youth authorities).
This project particularly targeting educators, teachers, professors, trainers, community leaders and policy makers in the field of education that often contradict their approaches instead of working for the common goal.
NFE is almost always associated with youth work out of curriculum = not-serious. Formal education is often too frontal, too boring and killing initiatives and critical thinking – essential skills of young people. And it seems like there is no middle.
With this project we want to bring two systems: formal and non-formal for dialogue, and building sustainable cooperation for the common aim.
Obviously teachers are working with bigger amount of young people at daily basis than youth workers, they can see and follow the current progress and have bigger influence to development of young people competences that will lead to active citizenship and increase the level of youth participation at local level.
At the same it is also obvious that youth workers are better in use of NFE approaches, better in motivating young people and in developing social or so-called “soft” skills. Though working alone they are not able to fill the gap, cover the number of young people, our partners recognize that and this is why they are so motivated in developing cross-sectorial cooperation.
Long-term Training Course Objectives:
- To unite efforts of youth workers coming from formal and other youth field backgrounds for youth empowerment at local level by using non-formal education;
- To build a cross sectorial network and to create joined actions to address the current challenges;
- To build a necessary set of competences for proficient use of NFE instruments and tools for youth empowerment at local level;
- To discuss the recognition of competences gained by NFE;
- To introduce and discuss the ways of integration of NFE activities to the system of formal education;
- To provide the opportunity to assess the quality of NFE activities and youth empowerment process at local level;
The training course is open for educators coming from formal and non-formal education system (trainers, teachers), psychologists and social workers from the formal (educational) institutions; youth workers dealing with young people and staff from NGOs and formal education system as main target group.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth.
Full board and lodging costs are covered by the organisers for all participants from grant funded by the Czech National Agency under ERASMUS+ programme.
All participants will be accommodated by two to three persons in one room. Three times meal and coffee-brakes will be provided while all time of your stay.
Travel costs will be covered up to the travel limit done by distance calculator.
Travel limit for the 1st TC ( Czech Republic)
Czech Republic: 0 EUR
Hungary and Poland: 180 EUR
Portugal: 360 EUR
Luxembourg, Italy, Romania: 275 EUR
S.Korea: 900 EUR
Participation fee of 50 euro for each training activity per participant.