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Seminar Among Others: Non-formal Learning in Higher Education. Developing Intercultural Competence

Dates: 20-24 April 2020

Venue: Budapest, Hungary

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey

Application deadline: 8th March 2020

This seminar will be held within the long-term cooperation project called ‘Among Others’ that focuses on intercultural competence, non-formal learning and international co-operation in youth work and higher education.

General Description

In 2014, eight NAs sought to build upon the work undertaken in Poland to promote international projects and non-formal education to a wider sector, particularly aiming for recognition by and links with higher education, targeting future youth workers and other, closely related fields. This resulted in the creation of a series of university workshops (developed by trainers) followed by an international seminar, to reflect upon practices and the lessons learnt.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To introduce non-formal education and international cooperation into higher education;
  • To develop intercultural competence of future youth workers and teachers to improve the quality of youth work
  • To encourage the use of Erasmus+ Youth Programme in working with young people.
  • We prepared the seminar programme to let us all reflect on all aspects of the project from the big picture and strategic impact of the project but also to share about how Among Others were implemented both at local and national level too.

The aims of the seminar are:

  • To share the context, ideas, resources and outcomes of national project activities.
  • To identify ways of improving the recognition of Intercultural Competence (ICC) and NFL (Non-formal learning) within Higher Education.
  • To develop the project’s sustainability notably through the establishment of a network/community of practice
  • To explore the diverse uses of ICC in national contexts
  • To evaluate the 2019-2020 phase of the project

Target groups of the seminar:

Trainers, university lecturers and students involved in the national project activities (of the “Among Others” project);
Staff of higher education institutions and other providers of youth work education and training;
Trainers and facilitators involved in developing Intercultural Competence in non-formal education
National Agency representatives/coordinators of national project activities.
Participants should be available to actively attend the full duration of the seminar, motivated to prepare themselves before the seminar, aged 18+ and able to communicate and work in English.

This seminar is open to residents of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries participating in the project: Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Turkey, Latvia and Switzerland.

Participants should arrive to Budapest on the 20th April to attend the Opening of the seminar that starts at 16.00 and depart on April 24 (anytime).



This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO Resource Centre involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency or Regional SALTO Resource Centre will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA/SALTO RC to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participation fee

The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.




Tempus Public Foundation – Hungarian National Agency Erasmus+ Youth


  • Dům zahraniční spolupráce / Erasmus+ Mládež CZ – National Agency

Phone: +3612371300 / 322

For additional information please: Download the Application form

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Contact for questions:

Luca Pável

E-Mail: tca_ifjusag@tpf.hu