Training Course: Multipliers of Non Formal & Intercultural Communication
Dates: 14-22 March 2020
Venue: Izmir, Foca, Turkey
Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Germany, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Turkey
Application deadline: 3rd February 2020
This training course will bring together motivated youth workers, youth leaders and peer-to-peer educators from youth organizations in order to develop their intercultural learning and dialogue competences (knowledge, skills, attitudes).
This training course will bring together motivated youth workers, youth leaders and peer-to-peer educators from youth organizations from different European countries and Turkey in order to develop their intercultural learning and dialogue competences (knowledge, skills, attitudes) that would enable them to become effective multipliers of intercultural dialogue at their communities with young people.
In this way they would be more equipped to deal with growing tensions in the society by making young people more respectful and empathetic towards people from different cultures.
- Sharing realities in different European countries when it comes to challenges related to dealing with cultural diversity (especially in the context of growing migration)– the focus on how it affects young people
- Exploring main theories and concepts related to D&I –culture, identity, dialogue, diversity dimensions, active tolerance, inclusion-exclusion, mechanisms of stereotyping, prejudices and discrimination, etc.
- Becoming more aware about own identity, culture, stereotypes and prejudiced behaviour patterns and realizing how it affects our youth work
- Realizing the role and potential of us as youth workers to make positive changes in regards to greater understanding, more respect, solidarity and active tolerance at our communities by using NFL approach
- Developing skills of youth workers to design and facilitate concrete NFL tools for young people that develop their intercultural learning competences, appreciation of diversity and promote solidarity and inclusion
- Planning and implementing concrete follow-up activities/actions that promote D&I in local community with young people (also excluded young people)
By involving in this project, it is crucial that participants realize that we expect their active involvement not only during the training, but also in preparation activities and also follow-up activities.
Profile of participants
To achieve the objectives of the training, we will pay special attention to make sure that suitable participants are selected. First of all, we will review the participants delegated by the partner organizations. Nevertheless, if the profile will not fit the criteria (which sometimes happen…), we will select participants that will apply through call for participants published in SALTO website.
Participants applying for this project should:
Be involved in youth work (as professionals or volunteers) for more than half a year and have regular contact with young people (13-30 years old). These could be youth workers, peer-to-peer educators, activists, social workers, NGO activists, etc.
We are also open to Teachers – Educators, but apart from formal lessons, they should also be working with youngsters outside official curricula (for example, provide class lessons, after school activities, workshops, lead school council, organizers of cultural life, project weeks, etc.).
- – Open to challenge themselves and learn a new approach of using games and participate in the intense programme of the training (sometimes even 12h per day
- Committed to be promoters of social change in their community
- Ready to organize at least 2 follow-up activities using the experience from this training (individually or together with another person from the same country) within 3 months after the training
- Fluent in communication in English (to be able to work in mixed working groups without help of translation of other colleagues)
If candidates selected by partner organizations will not fit the criteria, we keep the rights to refuse such candidates.
Please note that although Turkey is very nice and tempting country for tourism, during our programme there will be no time for that…so, if you wish to visit some places (we can give you advices…), you are welcome to arrive earlier/leave later from Turkey (and pay for your extra stay yourself).
leva Grundsteine (Latvia) has been actively involved in non-formal education field since 2001. She has tried out different roles at different times – being a participant, support staff, project coordinator, President of her own youth NGO and now she is mostly a free-lance trainer and consultant/expert. She has carried out more than 130 trainings.
Vitalie Cirhana (Moldova and Romania) is a trainer in the field of non- formal education since 2005, he has delivered over 500 trainings at national and international level in Romanian, Russian and English.
Topics: coaching and mentoring, efficient communication, conflict management and mediation, teambuilding and outdoor, project management, intercultural communication, etc. Since 2014, Vitalie has been a member of Erasmus+ SALTO EECA Pool of Trainers being involved in the delivery of trainings in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) and the European Union.
Working language: English
This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.
Accommodation and food
All Accomodation and Food are included and provided by the organization.
The venue is an educational centre and it is located by the water. It is a very calm and well equipped setting, which is very good for different seminars and training courses. All participants will be expected to share the rooms with one or two other people in comfortable rooms with private bathroom.
The training course will be implemented in the framework of EU “Erasmus+ Youth Programme”. Every participant or partner organisation should buy tickets and according to real ticket price we will reimburse travel costs but not more than you can see in columns below. Travel expenses will be reimbursed at flat rates depending on travel distance. Visa cost will not be covered by the project.
5 participants from each country & Travel costs limits:
- Turkey 180,- Euro
- Italy, Poland, The Republic of North Macedonia 275,- Euro
- Germany, Latvia 360,- Euro