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Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+: Youth in Action Projects 2017/2018 (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: June 4th 2017

Training Course

22 September 2017 – 30 June 2018 | Netherlands, Poland, Germany

The major aim of this 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 in Action Programme of the European Union.

This Training of Trainers (ToT) lasts a 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:
1st seminar 22 September – 1 October 2017 in the Netherlands.
2nd seminar 19 -28 January 2018 in Poland.
3rd seminar 23-30 June 2018 in Germany.

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 in Action programme the ToT-course considers the following competences to be essential when working as a non-formal education trainer within the Youth in Action 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.

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 EVS volunteers, etc.
• To have the potential and need to develop training competences and act after the course as a trainer for European Erasmus+: Youth in Action projects and/or for training courses organised by the National Agencies of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action 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.

Benefits:

  • This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.
  • Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country.

Application Procedure:

  • Applications must be submitted by the latest 4 June 2017.
  • Before filling it in, though, check with your National Agency or SALTO RC about the exact procedure for the application.
  • National Agencies in the following countries have planned to support participants in the ToT course 2017/18: Belgium-FL, Belgium-FR, Bulgaria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.
  • Candidates with residences in other countries have no chance to participate in the present edition.
  • The selection of participants lies in the responsibility of the respective National Agency.
  • The final list of participants will be fixed the latest by the end of June 2017.
  • Participants will receive further information thereafter

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Training of Trainers for European Erasmus+: Youth in Action Projects 2017/2018

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