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Training Course: Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+ Youth Projects 2020/2021

Dates: 18 September 2020 – 26 June 2021

Venue: Portugal, Germany, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Application deadline: 15th June 2020

ATTENTION: COVID 19 Announcement: Please note that we are determined and hopeful to conduct our Training of Trainers in 2020, even in light of the ongoing Corona/ Covid-19 crisis. The dates of the residential training courses might however be subject of change and will be adjusted, if needed. Furthermore, online learning might potentially play a more prominent role in this edition of ToT.

The major aim of this long-term training course is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme of the European Union.

General Description

This Training of Trainers (ToT) lasts ca. one year and consists of:

  • three residential seminars
  • an international training project you design and run with some other participants
  • ongoing e-learning
  • ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentor
  • learning commitments

The dates for the three residential seminars are:

Seminar 1: 18 September – 27 September 2020 in Portugal;
Semina 2: 15 – 24 January 2021 in Germany;
Semina 3: 19 – 26 June 2021 in Italy;

This course requires a considerable time investment from the participants: in total you should plan at least 55 days:

  • 28 seminar days (including travel)
  • 12 days overall for the training project (preparatory work, prep meeting and the course itself)
  • 15 days (on average 1-2 days per month) for following the personal learning commitments, the online work, peer learning, mentor talks etc.

Within this ToT-course participants have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. In line with the European Training Strategy in the frame of Erasmus+ Youth Programme the ToT-course considers the following competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth Programme:

  • The competence to understand and facilitate individual and group learning processes.
  • The competence to design educational programmes.
  • The competence to direct one’s own learning (Learning to Learn)
  • The competence to co-operate successfully in teams.
  • The competence to communicate meaningfully with others.
  • Intercultural competence.
  • Being civically engaged.

Participants enter the ToT-course with various levels of prior experience as trainer as well as competences developed – consequently, the learning needs of participants are different. The educational approach implemented in the ToT-course intends to allow for these different learning needs to be identified and pursued. At the core of this process is the competence of the participant to direct his/her own learning. The group as a source for peer learning and the trainers as facilitators of these learning processes are essential pillars of this approach.

Participants are expected:

  • To have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course in the framework of Non-Formal Education.
  • To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organising international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring volunteers, etc.

  • To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Erasmus+ Youth Programme and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
  • To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.
  • To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.
  • To be able to run training courses in English.

Participating countries: Belgium (FL), Belgium (FR), Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Further information can be found at www.salto-youth.net/ToT and in the download below.

Costs

 

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Training and Cooperation

Co-organisers:

  • Sending NAs (check list of eligible countries!) supporting sending and hosting costs

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ToT20.pdf

Contact for questions:

Blanka Thees

E-Mail: blanka@salto-youth.net

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.

Training Course. ABC on Volunteering Mentorship. Spain

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Training Course: ABC on Volunteering Mentorship in the European Solidarity Corps

Dates: 23-28 September 2020

Venue: Mollina (Málaga), Spain

Eligible are max. 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 20th July 2020

“ABC on Volunteering mentorship, T.C.” is an opportunity for organizations running projects in the European Solidarity Corps, interested to train their mentors (or potential)

General Description

Nowadays we find that parts of the volunteer’s mentors have a big mobility and not a continuation in their role as mentors. Sometimes they are just volunteers with almost no link with the organization, lack of resources and tools to develop their roles and basic info about the European Solidarity Corps programme.

This training offer to mentors or potential mentors the opportunity to get trained in their task as mentors, to go deeper in the essence of the volunteering activities under the European Solidarity Corps, to find tools and resources for their daily task as mentors, know and share with other colleagues the realities or their projects and the different singularities in each project, offering the basic learning for mentoring volunteering activities (preparation, implementation & follow up phases), aiming to develop their knowledge and skills to better support European volunteers and volunteer learning process in the frame of the European Solidarity Corps programme.

During the TC participants will learn more about the ESC programme, roles of the different key stakeholders on volunteering activities, in special, the role of the mentor, the knowledge and skills needed, how to support the learning process, tips to solve difficulties, conflicts or problems, how to convert challenges in new opportunities…

The TC is offer mainly to potential future mentors or mentors interested to improve their competences in the mentorship of ESC volunteers.

Objectives:

  • Offer to participants a practical and theoretical experience on volunteer’s mentorship.
  • To understand the volunteering chart and the roles of the different stakeholders in the volunteering activities within the European Solidarity Corps.
  • To develop knowledge and skills to support volunteers, namely the learning processes
  • To discover different types of mentoring
  • Get answers to technical / practical issues
  • Meet good practices and exchange experiences
  • Exchange contacts and create possible new partnerships
  • Create a support group (network)

Methodology

The programme will be structured in plenary and working groups with a balanced combination of introductory plenary discussions, round tables, exchange of experiences, theme workshops.

The use of non-formal education methodologies will ensure the active participation of all individuals involved. Working groups and active methods will be also used in order to create an environment that encourages a dynamic involvement of all participants. The diversity of approaches will be used in order to addresses the group various ways to better engage and contribute to the discussed topics.

Participants Profile

More than 18 years old; no age limit

Able to communicate in English

Representing or being involved in any accredited organizations running volunteering projects in the European Solidarity Corps.

Starting or will start soon to work as volunteer’s mentors

A person motivated to improve its knowledge and skills as volunteer’s mentors to better support European volunteers and volunteering learning processes.

Open to learn and share experiences

Costs

 

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected/ having confirmed your participation, check with them the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE) – National Agency

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: Draft Programme ABC on Volunteering Mentorship.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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.

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Training Course: Embracing Conflict and Diversity

Dates: 25 July – 2 August 2020

Venue: Pierias area, Greece

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain

Application deadline: 22nd June 2020

Would you like to improve your work by learning more about conflict management and diversity? Then this is a great opportunity for you! “Embracing Conflict & Diversity” will take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2020 (including travel dates) in Greece.

General Description

Would you like to improve your work by learning more about conflict management and diversity? Then this is a great opportunity for you! “Embracing Conflict and Diversity” will take place from July 25th to August 2nd 2020 (including travel dates), in Greece.

The title of this training reflects the core concepts and key competences: embracing conflict means to acknowledge conflict (instead of avoiding) and engaging in a conflict-solving process in which people gain mutual understanding and thus come closer together.

Embracing diversity involves acknowledging differences and supporting mutual respect and understanding through dialogue and communication.

The aim of of this training course is to improve practices of dealing with conflict and diversity in youth work in Europe, by offering youth workers relevant knowledge, exercises and tools and exchange best-practices.

This is an Erasmus+ training for youth workers that work with youth from culturally diverse backgrounds from or residing in Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Spain.

Greece is a safe place to travel to this summer. For more information please visit

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

All food and accommodation is covered by Erasmus+ during the training dates (July 26-August 1st) plus dinner on the 26th and breakfast on the 2nd

Travel reimbursement

For participant’s travel from Netherlands, Germany, Italy or Spain to Greece there is a reimbursement of maximum €275, which will be paid back to you after the training. If your costs are lower, this is what you receive, if they are higher you won’t receive more than the limit. For participants from Greece who have to travel more than 100km the reimbursement is maximum €180, for less than 100km it’s max. €20.

Participation fee

We ask for a participation fee of €25 euro, to be paid in advance.

Application

 

Organiser:

Stichting voor Actieve Geweldloosheid (Foundation for Active Nonviolence) – Youth NGO

Phone: +30619810892

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

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Training Course: ETS Trainer Skills Workshop (TSW) – Coaching mind-set and coaching skills for trainers

Dates: 7-11 September 2020

Venue: Hamburg, Germany

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline: 20th July 2020

This is a skills-oriented workshop for trainers with a long-term experience in the youthfield, who have been in touch with coaching/mentoring practices & want to explore these approaches further when it comes to designing & delivering training activities.

General Description

Training Skills Workshops (TWS) are organised in the context of European Training Strategy which aims at developing trainers’ competences as outlined in the ETS Competence Model For Trainers.

TSWs are for trainers having a long-term experience with training in the field of youth. The workshop is for trainers who wish to develop their competence with regard to particular areas/skills and transfer the learning to their youth work practice. Every time TSW has a different thematic focus for certain skills development.

The TSW 2020 in Germany is in particular for trainers in the field of youth who are curious about what they can further learn from coaching/mentoring (no need to have prior expertise but to at least have been in touch with these practices) and who are ready to reflect about own practice and enrich it with some coaching/mentoring approaches and techniques. The team of the TSW is composed of Laimonas Ragauskas and Darko Markovic.

Intentions

The workshop aims at expanding trainers’ competences with regard to methods and skills connected to coaching (and to a certain extent: mentoring) in the training design and practice in the field of youth.

This TSW will tackle dimensions such as:

  • Approaching training design and delivery from a coaching mind-set
  • Reflection on the trainer role in the learning process
  • Essential coaching skills for trainers
  • Coaching individuals and groups in the training context
  • Supporting participants’ learning and development with coaching tools

More precisely, the TSW will explore a series of specific skills related to coaching in training, such as: supporting participants in defining their (development/action) goals, listening at deeper levels, asking coaching questions, recognising the potential, getting the group unstuck, opening new perspectives, etc.

Hence, it is important to highlight that this is not a course on coaching, but a short and intensive workshop on using coaching/mentoring skills in designing training activities.

Schedule

Arrivals during 5 September (dinner is foreseen for everyone).

The programme starts on 7 September the morning and ends on 11 September at 13:00, hence, the departures should be arranged not earlier than 15:30 (flying time).

NB! Please keep in mind your commitment to attend the full duration of the TSW programme.

NB! For this training, participants will be accommodated in double rooms, no exceptions possible.

Target Group

TSWs are targeting trainers:

  • active and experienced trainers in the youth field
  • interested in further developing their
  • ready to reflect on their role as trainers
  • interested in developing their coaching/mentoring skills
  • able to communicate in English
  • available to participate in the whole duration of the workshop.

Costs

 

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

Organiser:

Jugend für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Training & Cooperation – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Blanka Thees

E-Mail: blanka@salto-youth.net

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.

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Training Course Chance to update: Full-Stack Online Training Course for Youth Trainers and Facilitators

Dates: 1 June – 30 September 2020

Venue: Online, Luxembourg

Eligible are 200-500 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU, Other countries in the world

Application deadline: 28th May 2020

A complete Training Course of Training skills and Facilitation. Made for all youth who desired to be a trainers and leaders. Best match to youth-workers and youth-leaders who dire to update their expertise to Youth Trainers and Facilitators.

General Description

A four-months practical training course dedicated to the major knowledge, skills and attitude of Youth Trainers, Youth Leaders, Business-Trainers and Facilitators working in the field of non-formal learning and Business-Education.

We work online. Each week we will have 1-2 online meetings, 2 hours each approx. You will try to really implement the best-practices during the sessions and between them. Please find the detailed plan below.

The route and a program might be adjusted in order to be more effective and bring better output for participants. We are flexible. And we are practicle.

The preliminary high-level training program plan is:

Brief intro to Youth Work and Trainers Role; (4 hrs)
Training activity as your Business, your Job and your Passion (4 hrs)
Non-formal Education: European approach, actuality (4 hrs)
Monetisation of Trainers job (6 hrs)
Importance of Erasmus+ model of Youth Work and Trainers Competences (4 hrs)
Researching your target audience; (2 hrs)
Strategic planning and detailed development of your Training Course; (6 hrs)
Youth psychology (4 hrs)
Fulfillment of your Training Course; (8 hrs)
European values in Youth Work (2 hrs)
Presentation of the ideas, Body Language of Trainer; (4 hrs)
Influencing the audience; (6 hrs)
Secrtets of the group dynamic; (6 hrs)
Time-management for Youth Trainer; (4 hrs)
Getting Things Done; (4 hrs)
Engaging and Entertaining the audience (6)
Dealing with crisis and challenging behavior (6)
How to sell your training skills to the clients (4)
How to be charismatic and make people like you (6)
How to detect lie (4)
Smaller topics and questions (up to 6 hrs)
Informal Learning Impact: You also will learn the art of non-formal education, self-organisation, technical and logistical details. You will practice the teambuilding activities as a real youth-leader.

Whom this Training Course designed for: (the participant profile):

  • Junior Youth Workers, working the field of non-formal learning and youth work and desired to update own professional level;
  • Mid- and Senior- Youth Workers who need to provide more training activities with groups;
  • Skilled trainers, who look for new inspiration and meeting with peers, as far as learn, how to earn money as a Trainer;
  • Facilitators and future facilitators, working the field of non-formal learning and youth work, who want to learn and perfect the art of facilitation;
    Working language: English.

Training Team:

Our Lead-trainer is one of the best Youth-trainers and Business-trainers in Europe, working as YT since 1999, who conducted more than 15 000 hours of Training Activities alone and with co-trainers, the TED and TEDx Speakers trainer, AGILE coach and SCRAM-facilitator:

A hi-skilled youth-trainers from Hungary, Italy, Denmark and Great-Britain will join our course with some specific topics.

How will we work:

We will have one or two on-line conferences each week, We will join by Google-Hangouts, Zoom Youtube, and poossibly will use other applications for video-conferencing. You have to book an empty room in your place to be able to move, speak and practice all exercises during the Course sessions.

What exactly will you need to do:

1) You apply to the Course by filling the Application formhere, on Salto-Youth website.

2) Get the invitation letter with further instuctions

3) Join the FB-page that is used for organisational questions and feedback.

4) Attend the course for free;

5) Get the life-long follow-up support (Information, Materials, Further courses for free)

6) Learn about additional hi-valuable sessions of the course with limited amount of participants avilable – and attend them;

Our sponsors are: International Youth Training Center “DiGrease’s Buffoon Theatre” (Warsaw, Poland), European Youth Development Agency (Luxembourg), Erasmus+ Youth Programme; “TED/TEDx” , Free-lance business trainer Aliaksej Burnosenka (vargan@tut.by), US Embassy Belarus.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Online webinar

Travel reimbursement

Online webinar

Participation fee

Non – Applicable.

Application

 

Organiser:

European Youth Development Agency – Youth NGO

Co-organisers:

  • International Youth Training Center “DiGrease’s Buffoon Theatre” – Youth NGO
  • TED/TEDx
  • Free-lance business trainer Aliaksej Burnosenka

Phone: +352 24873962

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Emma Graph

E-Mail: emma.graph@protonmail.com

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Training Course: Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+ Youth Projects 2020/2021

Dates: 18 September 2020 – 26 June 2021

Venue: Portugal, Germany, Italy

Eligible are 24 participants coming from: Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Application deadline: 15th June 2020

ATTENTION: COVID 19 Announcement: Please note that we are determined and hopeful to conduct our Training of Trainers in 2020, even in light of the ongoing Corona/ Covid-19 crisis. The dates of the residential training courses might however be subject of change and will be adjusted, if needed. Furthermore, online learning might potentially play a more prominent role in this edition of ToT.

The major aim of this long-term training course is to train trainers who have the competences and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the quality of projects within the Erasmus+ Youth Programme of the European Union.

General Description

This Training of Trainers (ToT) lasts ca. one year and consists of:

  • three residential seminars
  • an international training project you design and run with some other participants
  • ongoing e-learning
  • ongoing mentoring with one of the course trainers as your mentor
  • learning commitments

The dates for the three residential seminars are:

Seminar 1: 18 September – 27 September 2020 in Portugal;
Semina 2: 15 – 24 January 2021 in Germany;
Semina 3: 19 – 26 June 2021 in Italy;

This course requires a considerable time investment from the participants: in total you should plan at least 55 days:

  • 28 seminar days (including travel)
  • 12 days overall for the training project (preparatory work, prep meeting and the course itself)
  • 15 days (on average 1-2 days per month) for following the personal learning commitments, the online work, peer learning, mentor talks etc.

Within this ToT-course participants have the chance to further develop their competences as a trainer. In line with the European Training Strategy in the frame of Erasmus+ Youth Programme the ToT-course considers the following competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth Programme:

  • The competence to understand and facilitate individual and group learning processes.
  • The competence to design educational programmes.
  • The competence to direct one’s own learning (Learning to Learn)
  • The competence to co-operate successfully in teams.
  • The competence to communicate meaningfully with others.
  • Intercultural competence.
  • Being civically engaged.

Participants enter the ToT-course with various levels of prior experience as trainer as well as competences developed – consequently, the learning needs of participants are different. The educational approach implemented in the ToT-course intends to allow for these different learning needs to be identified and pursued. At the core of this process is the competence of the participant to direct his/her own learning. The group as a source for peer learning and the trainers as facilitators of these learning processes are essential pillars of this approach.

Participants are expected:

  • To have been already involved at least three times in a team of trainers designing, implementing and evaluating a training course in the framework of Non-Formal Education.
  • To have had international experience in the youth work field with a function of responsibility (not only as a participant) – organising international youth projects, leading a youth exchange, mentoring volunteers, etc.

  • To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Erasmus+ Youth Programme and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
  • To show initiative and willingness to self-direct their own learning process.
  • To be prepared to reflect on and question their own beliefs and approaches as trainers.
  • To be able to run training courses in English.

Participating countries: Belgium (FL), Belgium (FR), Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland

Further information can be found at www.salto-youth.net/ToT and in the download below.

Costs

 

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

Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure 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 National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

SALTO Training and Cooperation

Co-organisers:

  • Sending NAs (check list of eligible countries!) supporting sending and hosting costs

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack ToT20.pdf

Contact for questions:

Blanka Thees

E-Mail: blanka@salto-youth.net

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.

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Training Course Youth@Work. Building Ecoliteracy: Preparing European young people for the green labour market

Dates: 5-11 October 2020

Venue: Santander, Spain

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – FL, Belgium – FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline: 6th July 2020

The training course aims to prepare and inspire professionals working with and for young people to bring an ecological focus in their labour market orientation projects.

General Description

The training course, proposed by the Youth@Work Partnership on Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies, aims to prepare and inspire professionals working with and for young people to bring an ecological focus in their labour market orientation projects.

In order to equip young people for the green labour market, we are organising a training course for professionals who work for and with young people. With this training, we want to prepare the participants to guide the young people they work with along their employability path, with a special focus on those competences that they will need to acquire for fulfilling the requirements of the increasing number of green jobs available.

Context:

According to the European Commission: ‘It is easy to consider green jobs as the preserve of eco-industries. After all, employment in this sector has grown by 20% since 2000 and now provides 4.2 million jobs. But the growing importance of sustainability has reached all sectors. Many industries have realised that investing in resource efficiency, energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste and water management actually saves them money by being less reliant on primary materials and imports.’

In order to be prepared to fulfil the demanding duties of a green job, it’s not only technical and scientific knowledge that is needed, but also eco-literacy, eco-consciousness, creativity, and many other traits and competences which are not taught or trained in formal education institutions. This leaves young people unprepared to fulfil the requirements needed for the growing green labour sector.

Our project aims to fill this gap.

Objectives:

  • Train 30 professionals (youth workers, trainers, youth leaders/change-makers and policy-makers) on guiding the young people they work with along their employability path, with a special focus on competences needed in the green labour sector;
  • Analyse the current trends of the labour market and explore the new competences that will be needed to cover the demands of the future green job market;
  • Provide participants with a wider understanding of the ecological systems and raise awareness of the urge for preparing young generations for future challenges;
  • Promote youth work and non-formal education as tools to develop the competences that young people will need in the future green labour market;
  • Provide professionals and young people with methods and tools in order to improve youth employability and inspire green innovation;
  • Create a network of youth professionals having a specific interest in and motivation to further cooperate on initiatives connected with the green labour market.

Methods:

We will use a combination of formal and non-formal learning methods, the non-formal ones being the dominant methods. The methodologies that we will apply will require a high involvement from participants.

It will be experiential learning, as well, meaning that participants will experience themselves some of the methodologies and techniques that they then will be able to apply with the young people they work with.

We have planned enough reflection time for the learning to sink in, as well as feedback time for the trainers to be able to adapt the programme to the participants’ needs as required.

Youth@Work Partnership on Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship of Erasmus+ National Agencies

This training activity is part of the Youth@Work Partnership, alongside other projects tackling youth employability and entrepreneurship, organised by the 16 member Erasmus+ National Agencies and SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres. You can learn more about Youth@Work

This training course is organised by INJUVE, the Spanish Erasmus+ National Agency in collaboration with the Government of Cantabria Spain and Centro Internacional Santander Emprendimiento (CISE).

Costs

 

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.

Application

 

Organiser:

Spanish National Agency (INJUVE)

Co-organisers:

  • Government of Cantabria Spain and Centro Internacional Santander Emprendimiento (CISE)

Phone: +34917827612

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack Building Ecoliteracy.pdf

Contact for questions:

TCA Team

E-Mail: tca@injuve.es

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.