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Training Course: Taking action against gender stereotypes and sexism in media

Dates: 18-27 May 2020

Venue: Krusevac, Serbia

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Application deadline: 7th April 2020

This is a partnership project for the skills development of participating youth workers/leaders and providing them with innovative tools in the field of combating gender stereotypes and sexism in media and promoting gender equality.

General Description

“Taking action against gender stereotypes and sexism in media” project is eight day long Training course using interactive, innovative and creative methods of non-formal education regarding gender stereotypes, sexism and gender-based hate speech in media. TC will gather 30 participants (youth workers, youth leaders and volunteers) from 10 Council of Europe member states.

The purpose of this project is to share and exchange different knowledge and experience, to discuss gender issue in media context and create plan to take action against gender stereotypes and sexism in media.

The main Aim of this project is to build capacity of youth organizations and youth workers in to support and empower young people to be agents for social change and combat gender-based stereotypes and sexism in ofline and online media.

Specific objectives:

  •  Building of key competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of youth workers/leaders to integrate different approach, tools and resources that promote gender equality in media content.
  •  To engage, connect and empower young people to use opportunities and tools to create and share media content which will promote and support respecting of human rights and gender equality.
  •  To improve the quality of youth work and NFL to more efficiently and extensively use innovative and creative tools in their everyday work and promote respect of human rights, equal opportunities, and gender equality
  •  To promote and improve international cooperation, exchange and capacity development of youth organizations and young people, in the field of gender perspective in media context.

During the project, participants will gain theoretical knowledge about the Gender equality and practical skills how to use media tools as effectively social intervention method in their youth work in their local communities towards meaningful social change.

Participants will learn how to use off line and on line media space to combat gender stereotypes, prejudices, sexism, and violence and hate speech and contribute to gender equality. Participants will create, practice and produce diverse media contents – radio shows, short movies and internet thematic texts.

Costs

 

This project is funded by Council of Europe in the frame of European Youth Foundation

Accommodation and food

Accommodation, food and coffe breaks in the hotel will be fully covered by organizers.

Travel reimbursement

Travel costs: 70% of actual travel costs will be reimbursed to participants by bank transfer after providing original travel documents. Participants are in charge of covering 30% of their travel costs. Please bear in mind that there is maximum allowed travel costs per participant from specific country.

Maximum amount of travel costs per participant per country (100% of travel costs can not be higher than following amount):

  • Serbia 30 Euros
  • Montenegro 60 Euros
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 70 Euros
  • Croatia 120 Euros
  • Albania, Slovenia 150 Euros
  • Spain, Italy, Turkey, Poland  270 Euros

Participation fee

This project is funded by Council of Europe in the frame of European Youth Foundation. No participation fee.

Application

 

Organiser:

Educational center – Krusevac – Youth NGO

Phone: +381642860423

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Ana Tomic

E-Mail: ana@ec.org.rs

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Seminar: The Future of Youth Workers – open multiplier event

Dates: 27-29 March 2020

Venue: Timisoara, City of Flowers or Heart of Banat, Romania

Eligible are 50 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, Eastern Partnership countries, Russian Federation, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 11th March 2020

This event is for you if:

  •  You are interested in youth worker development;
  • You want to be part of other follow up initiatives for youth workers;
  • You have explored or want to explore some of our online courses prepared on thecourses.eu.

General Description

Being the leader in youth exchanges, facilitator, mentor or manager;

  • You would like to share some good practices in the youth field;
  • You want to be inspired in your work by other good practice examples and inspire others, as well;
  • You want to meet youth workers from more than 10 countries.

Ready? You can now start here: http://thecourses.eu/course/view.php?id=35.

Do you want to know more? Here is some relevant information.

Participants:

The course is open for participants from Programme countries of Erasmus+ Programme countries

Topics:

The design of the meeting will allow the youth workers to:

– Discuss about their work in their countries, compare, share good practice approaches;

– Find out more about the youth worker specialised areas: facilitator, mentor, leader, manager and opportunities;

– Create new synergies between them and concrete initiatives, work together – propose new initiatives in the online youth work in Europe;

– Work more with the e-learning management system, meet the creators, see the challenges, the positive and improvable aspects;

– Learn more about the tools created in the project for youth workers: the leader in youth exchanges, facilitator or mentor in volunteering activities and manager in youth projects;

– Offer feedback upon using our tools;

– Propose other relevant sessions they are interested in;

– Have some thematic study visits;

Learning environment: open space/workshops/dissemination/testing panels/study visit;

How to apply:

The first step is to create your user profile on the platform http://thecourses.eu and enrol to the event by indicating your motivation, here: http://thecourses.eu/course/view.php?id=35

You can improve your application by exploring the modules presented on this portal for youth workers: http://thecourses.eu, being involved in dissemination etc. For more details, consult the introduction page of your application;

The selection criteria will focus, as a starting point, on the motivation expressed in the application form and the active involvement in the online courses from thecourses.eu.

After that, we will consider the following extra elements in the selection of participants:

  •  number of badges you got on the platform;
  •  the dissemination you performed: becoming local/national dissemination points;
  •  usage of the products in your work/organisation, group of organisations: becoming local ally/national allies of the project;
  •  involvement in the advanced level of the courses, networks etc;
  •  follow up proposed, projects planned together with the coordinators of the online training courses;
  •  the involvement of representatives from at least 10 E+ Programme Countries;

Certificate When you have fulfilled the basic requirements, you will get an attendance certificate.

Languages: the meeting will be held in English.

Levels: Intermediate – Advanced

The place Our meeting will be held in Romania, Timișoara alias Little Vienna / City of Flowers or Heart of Banat.

Follow-up

In connection with this event, we plan to have at least 6 initiatives developed during the process and these initiatives will be listed on the website so if they are other people interested in joining them, they can do it.

You can join our intercultural networks for leader, facilitators, mentors and managers in Erasmus+ programme;

The project

This event is provided through the E+ project “Online training courses for E+ Youth Workers”, funded with support from the European Commission. More about the project and the other online modules developed in the project can be found at http://thecourses.eu.

Do you need help?

You can call us at 0040722977094 or write to contact@thecourses.eu.

Take your box and come to this European event for youth workers!

This material has been funded with support from the European Commission. The content of this material reflects the views only of the authors and the National Agency or the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the Erasmus+ Youth Programme.

Accommodation and food

Activities, accommodation and food are fully covered for the period of the event by the organisers, Millennium Center Association and Predict CSD Consulting.

Travel reimbursement

The transport is to be covered by the participants, it is not covered or reimbursed.

Timișoara is a place with great European transport connection, see more details in the announcement

Participation fee

Non – Applicable

Application

 

Organiser:

Online training courses for E+ Youth Workers – Youth NGO

Phone: 0040722977094

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Contact

E-Mail: contact@thecourses.eu

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Conference MOVE IT: Youth mobility in the digital era

Dates: 12-14 May 2020

Venue: Bad Honnef – Bonn , Germany

Eligible are 100 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, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Eastern Partnership countriesSouthern Mediterranean countriesWestern Balkan countries

Application deadline: 20th March 2020

Digital and smart youth work have been widely debated and conceptualised over the last years. It is time to do the same for international youth mobility which is one of the cornerstones of youth work.

General Description

How are digital tools used to support youth mobility in Europe today? What new potentials can be seen in digital and tech horizons in order to further develop youth mobility, inclusion and participation?

How do people active in the youth mobility field deal with all of this and where do they see the biggest hindrances and unleashed potentials? The conference programme will provide diverse opportunities to explore these issues through speeches, workshops, inspiring sessions, debates etc.

Aims

  • To give an overview of the state of research and to exchange a variety of good practice examples.
  • To discuss potential for development, needs and requirements in the field of youth mobility in the digital era and to explore different aspects and perspectives.
  • To offer a space for debate and exchange of visions.
  • To put forward common ideas regarding the direction youth mobility in the digital era could and should take on local, national and European levels.

To give participants the space to offer workshops within the Good Pratice Gallery and 4 pillars:

  • Collaboration and participation
  • Organisation and communication
  • Social Media and networking
  • Training and quality

Participants

  • Youth workers (experienced or highly interested) in international youth mobility and/or digital youth work
  • Decision-makers and stakeholders in the field of youth mobility
  • Experts and researchers in international youth mobility and digital youth work

The organisers are exploring live-streaming and other tools to allow for digital participation during the conference. Please send an email to jfe@valentum-kommunikation.de if you want to stay in the loop.

If you cannot attend the conference but are interested in contributing with your ideas please contact the organisers at jfe@valentum-kommunikation.de

Your thoughts and concerns, as well as examples of good practice tools, methods, activities, will be useful for the debate about digital youth mobility during the European conference MOVE IT – Youth mobility in the digital era, and beyond.

This acitivity is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the participating NAs of the EU-Programme European Solidarity Corps

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.

Please contact your National Agency (NA) or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) 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 NA to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Application

 

Organiser:

JUGEND für Europa (DE) – National Agency for the EU programmes

IJAB – International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany

ENTK Estonian Youth Work Centre (EE), Opetushalli

Co-organisers:

  • Verke Centre of Expertise for Digital Youth Work, Youth Department of Helsinki
  • Opetushallitus, Utbildningsstyrelsen – FI

Phone: +49 228 9506 224

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloads: InfoPack MOVEIT.pdf

Contact for questions:

Katharina Erbes

E-Mail: erbes@jfemail.de

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. EuroPeers. Belgium

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Training Course: EuroPeers Training Course

Dates: 21-26 April 2020

Venue: Brussels, Belgium – FL

Eligible are 30 participants coming from: Austria, Belgium – DE, Belgium – FL, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 23rd February 2020

A training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.

General Description

You did a volunteering activity or took part in another European solidarity Corps activity, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective. Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others?

If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer! EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in an European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+ Youth Programme project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events.

During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.

You will attend workshops on:

  • opportunities for young people to participate in Europe
  • Mobility programmes in Europe
  • Project management and PR activities
  • Communicating the European idea.

You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you’ll get the chance to implement your activity (together with other participants) on the ENCORE event, a networking event for Belgian organizations working with international volunteers. You’ll have the opportunity to talk about a variety of topics related to European volunteering experiences and you’ll help the next generation of volunteers to have a better experience, thanks to your feedback!

During the training there will also be a Social Media team consisting of 4 people, they will be responsible for the whole social dimension of the training to the online world. If you’d like to gain media experiences, you can apply for this team.

It will give you a slightly different experience of the whole training. This team will be guided by a very enthusiastic youth leader.

Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last years can be found here. Or check the Europeers International Facebook page online.

Costs

 

This project is financed by the European Solidarity Corps 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 involved in this project.

Travel reimbursement

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

Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or the SALTO South East Europe RC involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your European Solidarity Corps 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. If you come from Western Balkan contries, please contact see@salto-youth.net for further information about the financial details. In cases of short-term cancellation (less than 14 days prior to the training) or absence we charge a cancellation fee of 30,00 €.

Application

 

Organiser:

JINT vzw – National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action & European Solidarity Corps Programme in Belgium Flanders

Phone: +32 (0)22 090 720

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Thomas Gits

E-mail:Geoffrey.Carpentier@jint.be

E-Mail: thomas.gits@jint.be

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 – ETS Training for Trainers: From Knowing to Being

Dates: 25-31 May 2020

Venue: Yspertal, Austria

Eligible are 24 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, Western Balkan countries, Eastern Partnership Countries

Application deadline: 31st March 2020

Are you ready to live through and reflect on using and applying the ETS competence model for trainers working internationally with a focus on attitudes, values and inner readiness? If yes, we are looking forward to meet you in this training course!

General Description

Jugend für Europa, the German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme in cooperation with SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre, is glad to announce the third edition of this training course addressed to training for trainers & youth workers, as well as educators of youth workers, who are ready to live through and reflect on using and the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level with a specific focus on attitudes, values and inner readiness.

The intentions of this training course are:

  • To explore the role of the third layer of the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level (attitudes, values, beliefs, inner readiness) in trainers’ competence development.
  • To raise awareness of trainers on the interconnectedness between their inner state and the outer action.
  • To deepen the self-awareness of trainers with regards to their personal third layer and its impact on their training work.
  • To support trainers in identifying and working with their learning needs as well as applying the actual learning outcomes for their next step in their professional development.
  • To deepen the understanding of how to use competence models in training /curriculum development by focusing on some essential dimensions: attitudes, values, beliefs and inner readiness.

Should you be interested by this course, please be ready for the following elements:

  • A methodology based on the principles of experiential learning
  • Experiential outdoor activities (e.g. walks, exercises and a possible night outside in the nature)
  • Regular individual and group reflection moments
  • Mindfulness-based exercises
  • Self-assessment using the ETS Competence Model to support working with actual learning needs

In order to continue the reflection process and check in on the personal learning of the participants, a consolidation seminar is planned 18-21 October 2020 (to be confirmed, and place to be defined). Applicants should therefore reserve these dates as well. Interested applicants with mobility impairment should first contact the organisers.

The course will follow the same principles developed for the COMETS series of trainings:

  • 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 training course are Peter Hofmann, Arturas Deltuva, and Angelica Paci.

Following the selection process, the training team will contact the participants with specific information and tasks regarding the self-assessment to be done as preparation to the course.

This training course is addressed to trainers and educators being active and advanced in the implementation of (international) trainings. It offers them an opportunity to raise their awareness on how their attitudes, values, beliefs and their inner readiness impact on their work as trainer or educator.

The overall purpose of the training course is to lift the potential of participants to take further steps in their professional development. In this context, advanced means that the trainers-learners have the capacity to direct and reflect upon their own learning and in particular, the ability to self-assess their own competences.

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.

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:

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 InnoCamp: Develop your digital youth work services

Dates: 11-15 May 2020

Venue: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Eligible are 43 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, Western Balkan countries

Application deadline: 4th March 2020

Are you interested in innovation and digitalisation in youth work? Would you like to discover a new tool to innovate your youth workers practices, services and approaches?

General Description

This training course aims to contribute to the development of digital youth work in Europe by encouraging and helping youth organisations innovate their youth work services and add a digital dimension to them. InnoCamp is based on the Innobox toolkit developed by Verke and it provides a structured approach and support for (re)developing operations and creating something new.

The process will enable participants to develop new youth work practices, approaches or services and exploring their potential digital dimension. Innobox can be used alone, in a group or even with the entire working community. The most important thing is the desire to do youth work better. The purpose is to help you analyse and identify the challenge that you want to address, examine it from several perspectives, and come up with an innovative solution.

During the TC participants will:

  • familiarise themselves with & experience the process of innovation in the frame of the Innobox tool
  • learn how to identify and analyse challenges they want to address and connect them to broader societal changes and developments
  • learn how to develop new (digital) methods, approaches or services to address those challenges
  • practice how to present and pitch their ideas
  • link the entire process to their local context
  • share and discuss their existing digital youth work practices
  • discover current trends in digital youth work

Profile of participants

Youth workers and youth work practitioners who are:

  • at least 18 years old
  • interested in digital youth work
  • interested in (re)developing their digital youth work practice
  • experienced in youth work or familiar with the youth work context
  • motivated & able to implement at least parts of the Innobox process in their organisation upon their return

Preparatory work and the programme of activities:

During the training course participants will gain basic understanding on how to use the Innobox tool in their future work with young people, work colleagues or even wider community.

To be able to do that, participants should familiarise themselves with their organisation’s strategy in advance and have support from their organisation to re-create the innovation process within their organisation upon their return and implement the solution.

Team:

The process will be supported by a team of 4 experienced trainers.

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:

Movit, Slovenian NA

  • in cooperation with Austrian NA, Cyprus NA, Finnish NA, Islandic NA

Phone: + 386 (0)1 430 47 47

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Contact for questions:

Lea Kovič

E-Mail: lea.kovic@movit.si

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 ETS: COMETS on Being Civically Engaged

Dates: 6-12 June 2020

Venue: Germany

Eligible are 24 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, Western Balkan countries, Eastern Partnership Countries

Application deadline: 5th April 2020

Training for Trainers focusing on the dimension of being civically engaged, 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 – or rather learning experiences – were 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, JUGEND für Europa, the German National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth Programme together with SALTO T&C RC invite trainers to take part in this seventh edition of COMETS: ‘Being civically engaged’.

This particular dimension from the model encompasses the following competences:

  •  Linking (youth) policies and educational programmes
  • Integrating political values and beliefs in the context of the trainers work
  • Supporting learners in developing political thinking
  • Applying democracy and human rights principles

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

  •  To explore the personal, internal and external influences on the role of trainers (politics, policies, environment, social and economical contexts, etc.);
  • To reflect and share on the notions of ethics and ethos of trainers;
  • To work on the attitudes of trainers with regards to authenticity, openness, curiosity and dealing with personally challenging values and beliefs;
  • To reflect on and explore the possible limits of the ‘civic/political role of trainers’ in their practice;
  • To reflect on human rights principles and human rights education in the work of trainers.

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.

This is not a classical training course in the sense of receiving tools and development of the practical aspect of being a trainer. The focus of a COMETS is more introspective, requiring self-examination of practice, attitude, understanding and behaviour, as well as a desire to improve in one’s practice.

No matter the focus on each course, 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 Christin Voigt and Nik Paddison. Following the selection process, the training team will contact the participants with specific information and tasks regarding the further development of the programme. This is to ensure that the needs of the participants will be taken into account in order to maximise the potential the course offers.

Participant profile:

COMETS is a non-classical training for trainers which provides advanced trainers at international level with opportunities to come together to reflect upon, discuss and develop. In the context of COMETS, ‘advanced’ means that the trainer-learner has the capacity to direct their own learning and in particular, the ability to self-assess their own competences.

The general aims of the COMETS training courses 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 training courses and at  further information around the series of COMETS.

In cooperation with some Erasmus+ Youth Programme 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 here.

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.

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:

JUGEND für Europa – National Agency

Co-organiser:

  • SALTO Training & Cooperation – SALTO Resource Centre

Phone: N/A

For additional information please: Download the Application form

Available downloadsInfoPack COMET Training Course.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.