The training course “Training for trainers on quality assurance” CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
YEU in partnership with AEGEE and BEST, invites you to take part in the training course “Training for trainers on quality assurance”. Before your decision, let us introduce you to the event.
Title: “Training for trainers on quality assurance”
Dates: 07-14th April 2015 (travel days included)
Place: Altamura, Italy
Who is involved: 20 participants from different countries
Countries: Belgium/ Slovakia/ Estonia/ France/ Netherlands/ Spain/ Romania/ Italy/ Poland/ Finland/ Greece/ Turkey/ Germany/ Portugal (the training course is open for participants from other countries as well)
Youth for Exchange and Understanding (YEU) is an International Non-Governmental Youth Organization established in 1986 and member of the European Youth Forum in Brussels as an INGYO. YEU looks forward to increase tolerance and awareness between different countries, cultures and traditions, and to promote a greater level of comprehension through the development of various youth activities. The main aim of YEU is to promote peace, understanding and co-operation between the young people of the world, in a spirit of respect for human rights. YEU is a non-profit making, interdenominational youth organization independent of all political affiliation, run by young people for young people by means of a democratic structure. Visit our website for more details about YEU: http://www.yeu-international.org/
AEGEE (Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l’Europe) is one of Europe’s biggest interdisciplinary student organisations. As a non-governmental, politically independent, and non-profit organisation AEGEE is open to students and young people from all faculties and disciplines. Founded in 1985 in Paris, today AEGEE has grown to a Network of 13000 friends, present in 200 cities in 40 countries all over Europe. For more details visit: http://www.aegee.org/
BEST, Board of European Students of Technology is a constantly growing non-profit and non-political organisation. Since 1989 we provide communication, co-operation and exchange possibilities for students all over Europe. For more details visit: http://www.best.eu.org/index.jsp
Non-Formal Education (NFE) is crucial for a complementary development of young people. NFE develops many different aspects in a young person’s life: Beneficiaries of NFE experiences become more self-confident and have more resources at their hands. They receive tools and motivation to actively participate in and shape their societies and communities. Especially relevant today, with a youth unemployment rate of over 25% in the European Union, a study of the European Youth Forum (YFJ): http://issuu.com/yomag/docs/reportnfe_print has proven that NFE contributes to the employability of young people, providing 5 out of 6 competences most demanded by employers. Thus, NFE also contributes to bridging the gap between the labour market and the education system.
In this context it’s crucial to ensure a quality experience of NFE to the participants of trainings. Even though occasional quality checks take place in all the organizations, at the moment there is no coherent approach to quality assurance and impact measurement of trainings.
The long term project idea
The training course in Altamura is part of the long term project QUAT (QUALITY ASSURANCE OF TRAININGS). This long term, project aims to join resources in a common effort make sure that the indicators are implemented in all our NFE activities, share best practices for their implementation, allow an outside evaluation and comparison between the different organisations on their implementations to make sure that in the end we have common standards and our trainings are of high quality to give the best possible outcome for the learners. It also aims to build the capacities of the organisations involved and the youth workers themselves.
The idea of the training course “Training for trainers on quality assurance” in Altamura
The training course in Altamura will educate the participants on quality indicators and impact measurement. It will aim at creating a new generation of trainers who will be trained to use the quality indicators from the beginning of their training careers.
The specific objectives of the training course in Altamura are:
•To get to know the principles of Non Formal Education
•To develop competences related to the quality assurance indicators
•To explore the impact measurements
The event will be based on non-formal education methods, encouraging active participation of young people involved. Some of the methods used will be the following:
• Ice-breakers, energisers.
• Inputs from experts
• Intercultural and experiential learning
• Variety of visuals for thematic input
• Brainstorming and discussions both in working groups and in plenary
Profile of the Participants
(Priority will be given to those that most closely meet this criteria):
• Between 18 and 30 years old;
• Are youth workers, trainers, facilitators, PET members, coaches
• Have an interest in the topic;
• Willing to put in practise what they will learn
• Able to work in English;
• Committed to attend for the full duration of the event.
(Gender balance, group diversity in terms of different social and cultural backgrounds will be taken into consideration)
The working language of the training course will be English.
The food and lodging cost will be covered by YEU and AEGEE. AEGEE will also cover 50% of travel costs (maximum travel costs are indicated below) from the resident country. 100% of the visa costs will be reimbursed. A participation fee will be deducted from the final reimbursement. The participation fee for this event is 50 EUR. The participants are obliged to have receipts of all tickets they will use, boarding passes and invoices of the credit card that was used for buying the tickets for online payments. All participants will be reimbursed after the event by bank transfer.
Number of participants and maximum travel cost per country (the following amount represents the 100% of the amount from your residence to the event). All participants are requested to use the cheapest and the most environmental friendly way to reach the venue.
Belgium, 4 participants - Maximum travel cost per person 200 euro
Slovakia, 1 participant - Maximum travel cost per person 300 euro
Estonia, 1 participant - Maximum travel cost per person 300 euro
France, 1 participant - Maximum travel cost per person 300 euro
Netherlands, 1 participant - Maximum travel cost per person 350 euro
Spain, 1 participant - Maximum travel cost per person 250 euro
Romania, 1 participant - Maximum travel cost per person 300 euro
Italy, 2 participants - Maximum travel cost per person 250 euro/ Brescia 300 euro
Poland, 1 participant - Maximum travel cost per person 300 euro
Finland, 1 participant - Maximum travel cost per person 350 euro
Greece, 1 participant - Maximum travel cost per person 350 euro
Turkey, 1 participant - Maximum travel cost per person 400 euro
Germany, 1 participant - Maximum travel cost per person 300 euro
Portugal, 2 participants - Maximum travel cost per person: Faro 350 euro/ Porto 300 euro
How to apply?
In order to apply, you just need to fill out the application form until the 11th of January 2015.
For any questions or clarification, please contact the Project Coordinator, Eleni Michail at email@example.com
All the best,
Youth for Exchange and Understanding
In partnership with AEGEE and BEST.