Call for new PET members for 2016-2017 Mandate
WHAT IS PET?
YEU PET (YEU People for Education and Training), is a platform of TRAINERS and ORGANISERS who have worked or who have shown interest in working with YEU international educational activities – training courses, youth exchanges, seminars, conventions and similar events.
The main role of the PET is to empower, motivate and coach YEU members and member organisations. PET contributes to the capacity building of the network and increases the visibility of YEU International as an organisation that provides quality educational activities. Furthermore, the platform provides a space for the exchange of experiences and the development of competences of its members.
Their role is to work in 3 main fields:
- Capacity building of YEU: Empower, motivate and coach YEU Members and Member organizations
- Advise on educational matters and produce educational materials
- Capacity building and the development of competences of the members of PET
- The structure of PET is composed of the trainers and organisers’ membership, the Coordination team and the YEU Governing Board and Administrative Office representatives.
- The PET membership is limited to 20 members. The number of de facto members will be determined by the number of qualified candidates. The selection will also aim at having a balance in terms of gender, geography, member organisations, expertise and experience. This balance will guarantee that the diversity of our membership is reflected in PET.
PET is structured in 3 different categories of members:
* Senior Trainers
* Junior Trainers
The interested candidates should be supported by YEU member organisations. There is possibility for external trainers/organizers who are not members of YEU member organisations to be a part of PET, however this is limited.
The Coordination team of the PET is responsible for leading the work of the platform and supports the selection process of trainers and organizers for YEU events. They are supported by one person from Administrative Office and supervised by one person from Governing Board.
ONGOING DEVELOPMENTS OF PET
YEU has been developing PET since 2011. There have been 2 one year mandates with over 30 trainers and organizers participating in its work. In 2013, YEU Pet members got together and discussed PET development with more than10 Pet members participating in 4 YEU events
2013 was also an evaluation year for YEU PET – the developments in new standards, ideas and procedures were put into practice.
2014 to 2015 saw the developments of innovative tools and approaches to working in non-formal education. It also saw the continuing developments of PET itself in terms of quality assurance, environmental guidelines and other training and organiser policies. In 2014, we had 10 calls in total, 58 applications for being a trainer or being a facilitator and we had 35 places available.
2015 also saw the growth of the Coordination team and their role in supporting the membership and assessing of training and youth exchange reports.
This current call is for both old and new members in order to continue with the process of quality assurance of our team and its competences.
The mandate of PET is two years: 2016-2017 with an annual evaluation done by the PET Coordination team and the YEU Governing Board with support of the YEU Administrative Office.
The selection will be based on the profile mentioned in the document and the general quality of the application form. If needed a Skype interview will be carried out. The selection takes into account gender, skills, knowledge, and geographical balance. The final selection for membership of PET is made by the PET Coordination team and Governing Board of YEU. Every applicant can apply for only one position in PET (Senior, Junior or Organizer).
PROFILE OF APPLICANTS
All the applicants interested in PET need to meet the following profile of the Senior/Junior and/or Organizer described below.
- Have some knowledge of and motivation for, training pedagogies, methods and methodologies
- Some knowledge of YEU, having an overview of its policies, strategy and working plan
- A reasonable understanding of intercultural learning and non-formal education
- Some experience in developing new methodologies and usage of innovative approaches will be considered a plus
- Supported by a YEU International member organisation (being a member of member organisation is a priority)
- Delivered at least one international activity, funded by Council of Europe, Erasmus+ or similar programme
- Took part in at least one YEU International activity as a facilitator or core team member, and took part of the planning and implementation of educational activities
- Able to facilitate a session on a training course, seminar, youth exchange, or other
- Have a basic understanding of inclusion, volunteering, intercultural dialogue and youth policy
- Voluntary contribution in YEU would be considered as an asset
- Priority will be given to candidates under the age of 30
- A good knowledge of training pedagogies, methods and methodologies
- A good knowledge of YEU and its policies, strategy and working plan
- A good understanding on intercultural learning and non-formal education
- Experience and motivation in developing new methodologies, and the incorporation and usage of innovative approaches
- Supported by a YEU International member organisation (being a member of a member organisation is a priority)
- Delivered at least 5 international training courses, minimum two in YEU events (name of the project and reference person to be stated)
- Delivered at least one training for trainers funded by the Council of Europe, Erasmus+or similar programme
- Have expertise in Inclusion, volunteering, intercultural dialogue and youth policy
- Voluntary contribution in YEU would be considered as an asset.
- Involved in at least 3 international activities funded by Council of Europe, Erasmus+ or similar programmes as part of logistic team, hosting team, core team or similar
- Good understanding of non-formal education, inclusion, volunteering, intercultural dialogue and youth policy, project management and organisational management
- Supported by YEU International member organisation (being a member of MO is an asset)
- Voluntary contribution in YEU is considered as an asset
- Priority will be given to candidates under the age of 35
RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE PET MEMBERS:
- The members need to be able to commit themselves for a period of two years. We expect that PET members will be able to run or facilitate at least one activity per year and show availability towards the YEU during their mandate, both voluntary and paid.
- Members of PET will be asked to indicate their availability or unavailability every time a call is launched for YEU events. The trainers and organisers are expected to provide their expertise for the activities proposed to them by member organisations or institutional partners. Trainers and organisers should be aware that training or organising YEU activities can mean voluntary working. Where applicable members of PET will be financially compensated according to the budget of the project they are working on. The rules of their involvement in activities organised by partners or YEU members are defined by the organisers of the activity themselves. Travel, visa, board and lodging costs will be covered by the organisers of the activity. All YEU PET members must respect YEU Golden rules.
- The trainers and organisers applying for an activity will receive in due time and upon request an explanation to their selection or non-selection as well as statistics on the number of trainers applying.
- Full transparency from the side of the YEU will be ensured on the selection of trainers and organisers.
- The trainers have to prepare the sessions and send them in the format for Session Outlines to YEU/organizers at least two weeks before the activity starts together with the programme.
- Reports for activities must be sent to the YEU/organizers, on a standardised form, no later than one month after the activity. This report shall be based on the content of the activity, their evaluation of the activity and any other information they consider relevant. Until the report is delivered, the selection of the trainer for future activities will be put on hold.
- The trainers and organisers will be provided with the necessary information, materials and support related to the activities and events by the YEU Governing Board and Administrative Office member responsible for the activity/event in order for them to deliver the best results when conducting a training or doing facilitation/moderation work.
Please find the application for PET members here. The deadline for sending applications is October 11th 2015.
YEU Administrative Office