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Connector 7.0 - Connecting the world by non-formal learning

Training Course

5-8 July 2022 | Bucharest, Romania

The 7th edition of Connector aims to create a space and context where people involved in learning become familiar with different non-formal learning methods to be used in inclusion&diversity contexts, including working with migrants and refugees.

The Romanian National Agency started organizing Connector in 2014, aiming that the event – focused on sharing and experiencing non-formal learning methods - would become a European reference point for non-formal education. One teaser of Connector can be found HERE.

In a nutshell: the 7th edition of Connector aims to create a space and context where people involved in learning become familiar with and practice different non-formal learning methods to be used in inclusion&diversity contexts. A special focus will be put on how these learning methods can be used to integrate migrants and refugees, given the result of the displacement crisis that started on February 24, 2022.

In the context of the European Year of Youth and the Ukraine humanitarian crisis, our choice is a natural one and in line with the EU positioning. 

Why Connector?

Because it is a chance to become familiar with non-formal learning methods that you can afterward use in your projects or your daily learning context, with a focus on inclusion&diversity. 

Because you can experience learning in an international and multicultural context. 

Because learning by doing and focusing on participants' hands-on experience are the key elements of this event.

With these in mind, we will offer a large gallery of practical workshops in order to:

- promote non-formal learning in Europe with an emphasis on inclusion and more specifically on working with refugees and migrants;

- create connections between non-formal learning and formal education;

- create a collaborative space for sharing methods, instruments, practices and efficient ideas for learning (to get an idea, some of the previous editions’ methods were: debate, nonviolent communication, photovoice, forum theater, improvisation theater, storytelling, graphic facilitation, living library);

- create a learning space with a focus on European values.

Who can participate?

Practitioners from all educational sectors – school education/adult education/vocational education and training/higher education/youth are invited to register! 

We welcome youth workers, adult education practitioners, trainers, learning facilitators, teachers, educators, and support staff, representatives coming from schools, higher education, adult education, and vocational training. Other enthusiasts interested in non-formal learning are welcome!

Traditionally, Connector is about networking, sharing and practice, but it’s mostly about PEOPLE getting connected!

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 29 May 2022.

Date of selection: 6 June 2022

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/10209

This Training Course is

for max 80 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, + education and training practitioners

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

ANPCDEFP (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Nicusor Ciobanu

E-Mail:

Phone: (+4) 021 201 0715

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.

Costs

Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

RO NA will cover all the costs related to accommodation and food

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

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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