Training Course: EuroPeer Training Course
Dates: 2-7 March 2018
Venue: Youth centre Marttinen in Virrat, Finland
Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries
Application deadline: 22nd January 2018
A training course for young people who have taken part in Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects. The training prepares participants to share their experiences and inspire other youngsters to get involved in European international mobility programmes.
Who are the EuroPeers?
EuroPeers are young people who have taken part in Erasmus+ Youth in Action projects, i.e. European Voluntary Service (EVS), youth exchanges, youth initiatives, or meetings between young people and decision-makers.
EuroPeers volunteer as spokespersons for international experiences: they share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about mobility and youth participation opportunities in Europe.
Being a EuroPeer is not a paid job, but it allows you to gain new skills and competences, stay connected with the EU programmes, and build national and international networks.
What is the EuroPeer training course?
The EuroPeer training course is an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills you will need as an active EuroPeer. The training course includes workshops on:
• what it means to be a EuroPeer
• basic information about international mobility opportunities in Europe
• presentation techniques
• how to make use and develop your own talent in EuroPeer activities
• how to plan, prepare and carry out EuroPeer events and activities
The training course starts on the 2nd of March (arrival day) and finished on the 7th of March (departure day). You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity.
Participating in this training is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action programme, meaning that it is free of charge for you. At the end of the training you will receive a Youthpass certificate.
Who can participate?
You can participate in this training course if
• you have taken part in an Erasmus+ Youth in Action project
• you are committed to volunteer as a EuroPeer after the training course
• you feel confident to share your own story & experiences to encourage others
• you are committed to attend the full duration of the training
• you are at least 18 years old
• your English skills allow you to actively participate in a training held in English
How to apply?
To apply, fill in the application form by clicking on “Apply now” on the top of this page. If you are applying for the first time, you need to register before you can start filling in the form.
The EuroPeer training course is organised in the youth centre Marttinen in the municipality of Virrat. Marttinen is located in Finnish countryside, far away from urban rush. The venue offers a great opportunity to try the Finnish sauna and get to know the country’s history and traditions. The arrival and departure point of this training course is the city of Tampere (1,5 hours from Helsinki).
Your travel costs are covered by the Erasmus+ Youth National Agency / SALTO Resource Centre of your own country. For any questions regarding the participant selection or travel cost reimbursement practices, please contact your own National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre.
More about the EuroPeers
The concept of EuroPeers was founded by the German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. Over the years, the activities have spread to other countries, and today the EuroPeers form an international network global-minded young people.
Information about both the EuroPeers and previous events organised by EuroPeers can be found on this hyperlink.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.
Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth in Action NA to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
EDUFI – National Agency
Phone: +358 (0)295 338 505
For additional information please: Download the Application form
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