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Training Course COMETS: Cooperating successfully in teams

Dates: 13-19 March 2019

Venue: Greece

Eligible are 25 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, FYROM, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 5th November 2018

Training for Trainers on ‘Cooperating successfully in teams’ based on the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level.

General Description

In the context of the European Training Strategy (ETS) the SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO T&C RC) developed the Competence Model for Trainers Working at International Level

The ‘COMETS training courses’ are developed as a support for trainers in their competence development, each course focusing on one competence area of the above-mentioned model.

Hence, with this call, Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation (I.NE.DI.VI.M), the Greek National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth programme together with SALTO T&C RC invite trainers to take part in this fifth edition of COMETS: ‘Cooperating successfully in teams’.

This particular competence from the model encompasses the following competences:

– Contributing actively to team tasks
– Being willing to take on responsibility
– Encouraging and involving other team members
– Learning with and from others
– Being aware of the team processes and how they affect the team’s effectiveness
– Managing disagreements effectively

Taking the above into account, the intentions of the course are, amongst others:

– To reflect on the concept of team work from different perspectives;
– To explore dimensions such as empathy, respect, honesty and integrity in a team context and process;
– To reflect on and explore the attitudes of teams (as a system) and team members;
– To explore ways to stimulate, support, and empower teams and team colleagues;
– To explore working with emotions in a team context;
– To raise awareness about own challenges and strengths in teamwork.

COMETS training courses intend principally to offer trainers a space to reflect, exchange and contrast their practice and understanding with regard to a certain ETS competence area.

The main purpose is to enable participants to take further steps in their professional practice. In that sense, COMETS is more a ‘learning experience’ than a training course strict to sense.

No matter the focus on each edition, the COMETS are all based on a series of principles, which are:

– Awareness: me – the group – the field – the context;
– Readiness to question and to review practice;
– Readiness to stretch boundaries;
– Being explicit about choices as trainers;
– Integrity: Walk the talk!
– Giving space to the whole person: body – mind – soul – heart;
– Awareness: Being here as learner in a community of learners;
– Giving to Caesar what’s Caesars’: acknowledging [re]sources of practice.

The team of trainers for this COMETS edition are Nik Paddison and Peter Hofmann.

Following the selection process, the training team will contact participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme. This is to ensure that the needs of the participants are taken into account in order to maximise the potential that the course offers.

Participants’ profile:

COMETS is a training for trainers format which provides trainers, being advanced in the implementation of international trainings for youth workers, with opportunities to come together to reflect upon, discuss and develop further on different competence areas of the ETS competence model.

In the context of COMETS, ‘advanced’ means that the trainer-learner has the capacity to direct his/her own learning and in particular, the ability to self-assess his/her own competences.

The General Intentions of the COMETS are:

– To contribute to quality development of youth work and of training practise in the field;
– To put the ETS competence model into practice;
– To support National Agencies and other youth sector organizations in working with trainers on competence development;
– To contribute to the professional development of trainers in the field.

Please find attached the guiding principles developed for the COMETS. For further information around the series of COMETS

Please find here further material for reading: The ETS competence model for trainers working at international level In cooperation with some Erasmus+ Youth National Agencies SALTO T&C RC has developed a strategy to provide opportunities for trainers to develop their competences according to their needs and needs of training providers like National Agencies. Please find more information.



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth 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 involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Please contact your Erasmus+ Youth 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.

In case you live in one of the countries of the Western Balkans, SouthMed or Eastern Partnership and the Russian Federation, please contact your corresponding SALTO Resource centre (respectively see@salto-youth.net, euromed@salto-youth.net and eeca@salto-youth.net) for further information.

Info for sending NAs: this activity is financed with TCA 2018


Youth and Lifelong Learning Foundation – National Agency


SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Infopack COMET for Trainers.pdf

Contact for questions:

Vagia Pappa

E-Mail: tcaseminars@inedivim.gr

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.