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COMETS communicates

Training Course

23-28 April 2016 | Cardiff/Wales, United Kingdom

Training for Trainers on ‘Communicating Meaningfully with Others’ based on the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level
In the context of the European Training Strategy (ETS) the SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO T&C RC) published the ETS competence model for trainers working at international level with criteria and indicators - www.salto-youth.net/trainercompetences. With this call the UK National Agency for Erasmus+ together with SALTO T&C RC invite trainers to take part in the second COMETS training course - COMETS communicates. COMETS communicates will focus on the competence area ‘Communicating meaningfully with others’. The UK National Agency for Erasmus+ together with SALTO T&C RC are happy to invite selected participants to come to Cardiff, Wales (UK), from Saturday 23rd April (arrival day) to Thursday 28th April (departure day) 2016. Further information will follow soon after the selection procedure. The competence area ‘Communicating meaningfully with others’ is in the ETS competence model described with the following competences: • An ability to listen actively • An ability to be empathetic • An ability to clearly express thoughts and emotions • An awareness of identity-related issues • Being diversity-aware Please apply, if you are interested in the training course and if you want to be part of this training environment with the following intentions of the team: • Exploring sources (theories, methodologies, approaches) in forming trainer’s practice, • Supporting work on the interconnections between being a trainer, the group the trainer works with, and the context, • Create space which invites the ‚whole person‘ (Body-Mind-Heart-Soul), • Creating a learning environment which invites participants to stretch boundaries, and • Critically reviewing our practice and underlying attitudes as trainer in respect of meaningful communication, empathy, and emotions. Please note that COMETS communicates intends principally to offer trainers a space to reflect, exchange and contrast their practice and understanding with regard to meaningful communication. As a result of this process, it is anticipated that trainers will also have the opportunity to strengthen existing or develop new tools on communicating meaningfully. The main purpose is to enable participants to take further steps in their professional practice. The course will be designed on the basis of self-directed learning principles. The team of trainers of COMETS communicates is Gisele Evrard Markovic and Gerald Dowden. The application deadline is the 15th January 2016. Applicants will be informed by 1st February 2016. Afterwards the training team will contact selected participants with specific information regarding their developing detailing programme needs in order to maximise the time available during the training – it will be important that you make time during this period to respond accordingly. If you have any further need for information or clarification please contact with regard to content SALTO T&C RC, Rita Bergstein, rita@salto-youth.net and with regard to logistics Fergal Barr, thekingisalive@hotmail.com. Background information: COMETS is a training for trainers format which will, in the forthcoming years, provide advanced trainers with opportunities to come together to reflect upon, discuss and develop further on different competence areas of the ETS competence model. In the context of COMETS, advanced means that the trainer-learner has the capacity to direct his/her own learning and in particular to self-assess his/her competences in this activity with specific regard to communication – of course experience as a trainer and/or learner in training matters. The general aims of the COMETS training courses are: - To contribute to quality development of youth work and of training practise in the field - To put the ETS competence model in practise - To support National Agencies in working with trainers on competence development - To contribute to the professional development of trainers in the field. Please find attached the guiding principles developed for the COMETS training courses and at www.salto-youth.net/COMETS further information around the serie of COMETS. Please find here further material for reading:The ETS competence model for trainers working at international level www.salto-youth.net/trainercompetences In cooperation with some Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agencies SALTO T&C RC developed a strategy to provide opportunities for trainers to develop their competences according to their needs and needs of training providers like National Agencies. Please find more information on www.salto-youth.net/trainercompetencedevelopment .

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This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for


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UK National Agency for Erasmus+ (National Agency)


  • SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)

Contact for questions:

Fergal Barr


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Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


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 or the SALTO EECA, SALTO SEE and EuroMed RCs (eeca@salto-youth.net / euromed@salto-youth.net) selecting applicants for this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA or your SALTO RC to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses - after being selected. (Info for sending NAs: this course is financed by TCA 2015)

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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