HEROS JOURNEY - call for Trainers and Organizer
YEU is opening a call for 1 Organizer and 2 Trainers (senior and junior) who will participate in realization of KA1 Training Course "Hero's Journey" funded by Erasmus+.
About the project:
-Project Dates: December 8th to December 16th 2017
-Project venue: Brussels (Belgium)
-People involved: 26 young people
Team is expected to arrive in Brussels on 7th of December and depart on 16th of December 2017.
The Project "The Hero's Journey" is a KA1 Training Course targeting 30 youth leaders, youth workers, educators, active volunteers and staff members of our partner organizations. The training will take place in Brussels (Belgium) in December 2017 and will involve a total of 15 different partners from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania, Egypt, Portugal, Kosovo*, FYROM/Macedonia, UK and Ukraine.
The main objective of the project is to develop and promote a new positive narrative of inclusion, giving the chance to young europeans and young migrants to meet and share their stories (their journeys) in order to match them with the needs of the communities they live in. To do so, we plan to train youth workers (and educators, staff members, volunteers, etc.) on two complementary methodologies and approaches: on one side, participants will learn how to use storytelling as a tool that can foster unique encounters and create inclusion (sharing a story is like sharing a bit of ourselves with the people around us: this is the perfect cure to any form of intolerance and radicalization!) ... while on the other side, they will explore and further develop the concept of "community matching". This consists in observing local communities and realities in order to find inclusion opportunities that would match with the dreams, hopes and competences of the asylum seekers/migrants/refugees previously met. Participants will therefore transform themselves in storytellers and sociologists, and they will be mentored, in their search for new inclusive methodologies and tools, by interns and volunteers (all migrants and refugees with granted asylum) from the Brussels-based refugees project/network "Tandem". Through the TC, we will build the personal and professional capacities of youth workers and educators to deal with the needs and claims for inclusion in the local communities we live in.
The project also foresees the following expected results:
- A final publication, developed as an online interactive platform, in which thoughts, reflections stories of migrations developed as “modern fairy-tales” will be presented;
- each "fairytale" (story) will have different open finales among which users will be able to choose: in this way, the platform will show them different opportunities (already existing in their communities) and actions (something that they can also initiate, from daily behaviors to voluntarism) that would allow to reach the “inclusion happy ending;
- Promotion of the concept of “community match”, defined as the opportunity to match the stories, skills and knowledge of the migrants with the needs and opportunities of the community they live in. This will be partially addressed in the final publication and web platform. However we believe the approach should be further developed and tested: for this reason, partners already committed to develop some topic-related local activity, that will allow to test different tools and to better observe the local community (and the possibility to have ... a match!);
- A social campaign aiming at changing the perception and view of local communities towards migrants and refugees: the campaign will play on empathy and strong-impact data that could move citizens and young people to take action in some way. We will develop the campaign thanks to the practical labs that are included in the training course (as tests of Storytelling methodologies).
The starting point of any sustainable integration policy should be the respect for migrants and refugees as individuals, with their own stories, dreams and competences. We feel that youth organizations and European youth can have a great role in addressing this gap and in finally promoting inclusive and tolerant societies, both at the local and at the international level.
The specific objectives of the project will be:
- To contribute to migrants and refugees integration by promoting intercultural dialogue, inclusion, tolerance and mutual understanding;
- To promote a change of perception towards migration and refugees, within young people and communities;
- To avoid generalization and promote “real life encounters” / to meet refugees and collect their stories;
- To raise awareness on the feelings, hopes, needs, fears, dreams, expectations, competences and skills of migrants/refugees;
- To explore and develop the concept of "Community matching";
- To foster the role of youth organizations in creating sustainable integration and bridges among young refugees and young Europeans;
- To increase the quality of youth work by providing youth workers and youth organisations with additional tools to address inclusion and integration needs in local communities and in Europe.
Organizer's and Trainers` profile (Priority will be given to those that most closely meet these criteria and to members of the YEU PET):
-Have knowledge and experience on topics covered by the training (for trainers);
-Have significant experience in organizing international youth events (for organizers);
-Are willing to collaborate and work for the benefit of the project with respect of deadlines set by YEU;
-Senior trainers need to be able and ready to mentor junior trainer;
-Are proficient users of English language.
Responsibilities of the Organizer:
-communicate with YEU project coordinator on regular basis regarding details of the Programme;
-communicate with partner organizations regarding selection of participants and their attendance;
-follow closely and communicate with participants and their organizations regarding outcomes and deadlines;
-take care of all logistical issues and work closely with YEU project coordinator on details;
-take care of visibility of the events/Programme together with YEU project coordinator;
-take care about travel documents of participants (originals and copies) including electronic form in the template provided by YEU.
Responsibilities of the Trainers:
-To have regular online meetings with other trainers and the project coordinator in order to plan the trainings;
-To develop the latest version of the daily programme latest 2 weeks before the trainings;
-To develop the relevant session outlines latest 2 weeks before the trainings;
-To be present at the trainings and implement their tasks in a collective way;
-To have 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 training
-Senior trainers need to provide support to junior trainer and work on them on development of their skills during the preparation and in the training providing them with relevant learning experience.
-To develop and finalize the guidebook with newly developed and tested non-formal education activities/tools/approaches
-To closely follow up the developments within the processes be responsible for the outcomes of the programme.
Fee for senior trainer is 110 EUR per day, gross amount, organizer 80 EUR per day, gross amount. Fee for junior trainer is 30 EUR per day, gross amount. If selected, all the details including YEU Golden rules, junior support, deadlines, tasks and conditions will be stated in the contract between trainers/organizer and YEU. Travel costs within travel costs limits and visa costs (if any) are covered by YEU 100%.
If interested, please apply here no later than 15th of September 2017 - 23:59 (CET).