Call for trainers and facilitators for ‘Brave New YOU – Reloaded” various activities
YEU is opening a call for 3 events which are going to happen under “Brave New YOU - Reloaded” project:
- 3 trainers for a training course which is going to take place in Parnu (Estonia) in the period of June 10th -15th2020. (the dates might be changed or the activity might be held online)
- 2 facilitators for a study visit which is going to take place in Portugal in the period of June 22nd -26th 2020. (the dates might be changed)
- 5 facilitators for a youth exchange and 1 educational coordinator which is going to take place in Italy in the period of October 6th -13th 2020.
Overview of the project
Brave New YOU–Reloaded will bring communities closer by building trust between different groups of young people as well as capacities to become active agenda-setters and actors for change at both local and European level to co-create more open-minded and inclusive Europe.
The project tackles the issues of lack of participation of disadvantaged and less represented groups in communities around Europe. Through a process of capacity building local and international activities, youth workers and youth organisations will develop competences for reaching out to disadvantaged youngsters and communities. The project will empower disadvantaged young people to be community leaders, to identify and deconstruct hateful narratives, and build more inclusive narratives for their communities.
The project gathers 11 partners from 10 countries around Europe working with diverse groups of young people in disadvantaged and deprived areas on the local level, or representing them and providing space for their participation on international level.
Project is combining grassroots work with learning mobility, large scale events and policy work at European level building on good practices such as New Narrative for Europe and the work of partners’ contexts.
Brave New YOU – Reloaded will have three main flows:
- Flow 1 - Creating Brave New Communities: reaching out to young people in situations of disadvantaged in local communities, creating local groups of young people of different background that will work together on recognising, understanding and de-constructing harmful narratives and constructing new ones. Flow 1 will have activities both on local and European level with young people designing and giving feedback regarding the process and the outcomes
- Flow 2 – Creating Brave New Approaches: gathering information from the work done on a local level during the Flow 1, existing and new practices done by partners and developing new methodologies that will be adapted to different environments – schools, youth organisations, youth centres for both local and European/international level.
- Flow 3 – Creating Brave New Europe: based on the experiences from Flows 1 and 2, recommendations and strategy on how to work with disadvantaged young people in different contexts (schools/youth sectors – local/European) will be developed together with numerous testimonials of individuals, communities and new narratives created
Aim of the project is to bring the communities closer by building trust between different groups of young people as well as theirs and capacities of youth workers and grassroots organisations to become active agenda-setters and actors for change at both local and European level to co-create more open- minded and tolerant Europe.
- To build capacities of youth workers to reach out and empower disadvantaged youth of different backgrounds (ethnic, religious, cultural, gender) to be more engaged in societies and voice up their realities
- To enhance social cohesion in communities by bringing realities of the youth of different backgrounds closer to each other by understanding and challenging current narratives related to their position in societies (newcomers, women, LGBT+ youth)
- To provide large-scale educational experiences and networking opportunities aiming at connecting and empowering youth of different backgrounds to become leaders in their societies and engage with decision-makers on local and European level
- To bring EU related information and policies closer to young people of different backgrounds and motivate them to be multipliers and agenda-setters in their communities
- To make voices of youth of different backgrounds heard on their vision of an inclusive Europe
A) Training for youth workers on how to reach out to disadvantaged young people:
This is the first learning activity of the project for youth workers with already some experience in working in local communities. The main aim is to set the baseline and scope of the work for the next parts of the project. It will gather 20 youth workers and youth leaders from the different communities (2 per country), for 5 days of training, and build their competences on how to reach out to different disadvantaged groups, and how to empower the disadvantaged youngsters to become the community leaders. As all of the partners have been carefully identified, all of the youth workers and leaders will already have experience working with youngsters facing a certain disadvantaged situation, therefore this training will additionally provide space for them to further share practices and analyze which approaches would be the most impactful in their communities. The training will be organized in Parnu, Estonia, hosted by Sauga ANK. Methodology of work will be based fully on non-formal education and one of the bases for the work will be manual of the Council of Europe – We Can! About tackling and deconstructing narratives in communities. This will also be an opportunity to understand better the context of Estonian partner and their work with young people and schools.
After the training the youth workers trained on the first activity with local teams from each partner organisations will be working jointly to understand what are narratives, identify the different narratives in their communities, analyse which ones are hateful or spread a discriminatory message, and create a vision on what would they want to see as a change.
B) study visit for youth workers and experts to understand different approaches to working with disadvantaged young people
10 experts/youth workers will attend a 3 days study visit to Portugal to learn about their success stories in working with disadvantaged young people in programme called Mais Sucesso funded by Programa Escolhas (The Choices programme – a national programme for social inclusion of children and young people). During these 3 days, experts will be not only be introduced to work of the organisation and programme of Portuguese government but also be involved in direct work with young people and youth workers for at least half a day. The idea is that experts get the first insights of the work that one of the partners is doing, their context but also to agree on how to work further through WP3.
C) Youth exchange for young people on tackling narratives and finding solutions in the EU and local context
The youth exchange will gather 50 people from the 10 partner countries (5 participants per country). It will provide space for each of the local teams developed in previous activity (local groups) to get together, share their identified hateful narratives, and work together on building each other’s competences on how to tackle them and share practices on how to create alternative narratives. The youth exchange will be held in Italy.
The youth exchange will be based on non-formal education methodologies and will be the first chance to create European connections among young people of different backgrounds. It will be a 6 days event in which participants will build one European team, talk about their contexts, issues, and start suggesting solutions. They will also give each other feedback and their experiences and this is where the first exchange moments on different practices will happen.
Facilitators of the exchange will be youth workers experienced in implementing youth exchanges but also working on the local level. Their role will be to facilitate discussions, encourage young people to look for solutions in a constructive and creative way. They will prepare a report which will be the basis for further work both on the local and European level.
We are looking for trainers and facilitators with the following profile:
• Have knowledge and experience on topics covered by the activity, knowledge about CoE’s manual - We Can! will be an asset.
• Are willing to collaborate and work for the benefit of the project with respect of deadlines set by YEU• Are proficient users of English language
Responsibilities of the trainers:• To have regular online meetings with other trainers and the project coordinator in order to plan the training• To develop the latest version of the daily programme latest 2 weeks before the event• To develop the relevant session outlines latest 2 weeks before the event• To be present at the training and implement their tasks in a collective way• To have a daily evaluation with the project coordinator during the training• To prepare a final report which needs to be submitted to the project coordinator latest 3 weeks after the event• To closely follow up the developments within the processes be responsible for the outcomes of the programme.
Fee for trainer - training course is 150 Euros per day, gross amount.
Fee for facilitator - study session is 100 Euros per day, gross amount.
Fee for facilitator – youth exchange is 50 Euros per day, gross amount.
Travel costs within travel costs limits and visa costs (if any) are covered by YEU 100%
A number of working days depend on the activity. The team should be available for 1-day preparation meeting prior to the activity.
If selected, all the details including YEU Code of Conduct, Golden rules, junior support, deadlines, tasks and conditions will be stated in the contract between trainers and YEU.
While applying please, indicate which event you would like to conduct. It is possible to apply for all of them but please keep in mind that the project team will make a final decision regarding choosing facilitators or trainers for each of the activity.
If you are interested to apply, please follow this link. Deadline for application is April 30th 23:59 CET.