Training Course: Colours of Empowerment
Dates: 13-22 September 2018
Venue: Bláfjöll, Iceland
Eligible are 34 participants coming from: Estonia, FYROM, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey
Application deadline: 24th July 2018
An international training course on how to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities in inclusive youth work. Targeted at youth workers, inclusion workers, educators and facilitators.
“Colours of Empowerment” is an 8-day-lasting international training course on how to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities in inclusive youth work. The training course is targeted at youth workers, inclusion workers, educators and facilitators, and will take place in a sport resort near Reykjavik, Iceland. Funding is provided by the Icelandic National Agency for Erasmus+Youth in Action, Key Action 1, Mobility of Youth Workers.
Aim and Programme Elements
We aim at empowering and building up the competences of educational practitioners to design, facilitate and evaluate meaningful educational activities in inclusive youth work, especially with and for marginalized youth:
–exclusion, inclusion, participation: what groups and individuals are we talking about? What do we want to reach with & for them, and how?
–learning and non-formal education: approaches, conditions, models, factors, processes
–meeting the needs of inclusion groups: matching of target group ↔ needs ↔ objectives ↔ methodology, how to ensure impact & relevance
–practical tools and methods: for the design, facilitation & assessment of educational activities
–creation & testing: of own educational modules with/in front of group
–practice in feedback: empathy, coaching & communication skills
–hot issues: common challenges and best practices in educational inclusive youth work
–role(s): context, ethics & competences of youth workers and inclusion workers in an educational context
–self-assessment: coaching & professional development plan
–partnership-building and the development of follow-up activities
Profile of Participants
For participation in the this training course we are targeting youth workers, inclusion workers, educators and people actively involved in inclusive youth work. The most important criteria is that participants be in an educational position (eg facilitators, work camp leaders, trainers, group leaders, coaches etc).
Participants must be aged 18+ and be residents in the country of the nominating partner organisation. Participants should be fluent in english, and be willing and committed to work hard (about 9 hours per day at least). Participants should furthermore commit to carry out agreed preparatory tasks and be willing to follow-up on the training course via active youth work, ideally in co-operation with their sending/partner organisation.
Context and about us:
“Hugarafl”, an Icelandic term which translates in english into “Mindpower”, is a recovery centre for people who have experienced mental health challenges and who are now working hard on improving their situation, in a spirit of empowerment and self-determination.
In Mindpower, professionals are working side by side with experts by experience on equal bases and by peer to peer support. The main idea is to avoid the usual victimization and dis-empowerment of people with mental health issues, by instead truly empowering them for self-determination and equal participation. In Mindpower we have a strong youth chapter called “Youngminds”, who has in the past years also developed international activities, often with the support of Erasmus+.
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
By following the rules of Erasmus+, the costs of your international travel are covered up to the following total amounts (if you prove that your travel falls into the corresponding distance band). Costs exceeding the indicated amounts have to be borne by yourself. Here is an overview of travel grant per distance band.
These are the travel grants approved by the Icelandic National Agency based on the submitted funding application (per person)
Estonia EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Italy EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
FYROM EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Malta EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Poland EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Portugal EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Romania EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Slovenia EUR 360 (km 2000 – 2999)
Spain EUR 530 (km 3000 – 3999)
Turkey EUR 820 (km 4000 – 7999)
The training course will start with dinner on September 13th and end with breakfast on September 22nd.
The selected participants are free to arrive to Iceland some days earlier or stay some days longer, as long as the total amount of your extra days outside of the programme activities is not more than three days.