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Informal Revision: Integration of non-formal education approach to the formal education system for youth empowerment at local level

Training Course

27 October 2017 - 9 April 2018 | Cahkadzor, Armenia and Weimar, Germany

This long-term training course is an attempt to use non-formal education as a tool for youth empowerment in addressing societal issues and to build a stable and productive co-working platform for educators coming from formal education and youth field
Armenia - 27 October- 04 November 2017 Germany- 31 March - 09 April 2018 Tackling youth unemployment, social exclusion, intercultural communication and youth participation continues to be a policy priority for European and national governments, but the need to empower young people is increasingly recognized in this process. We see youth empowerment as an attitudinal, structural, and cultural process whereby young people gain the ability, authority, and agency to make decisions and implement change in their own lives and the lives of other people, including youth and adults. In other words, empowered young people will be exercising power over one’s life by being skilled, critically aware, and active in creating community change. Long Term Training Course Objectives: - To unite efforts of youth workers coming from formal and other youth field backgrounds for youth empowerment at local level by using non-formal education - To build a necessary set of competences for proficient use of non-formal education instruments and tools for youth empowerment at local level - To introduce the values, principles of non-formal educations - To discuss the recognition of competences gained by non-formal education - To provide the possibility to plan, experiment and to get feedback to the non-formal education activities - To discuss and introduces the ways of integration of non-formal education activities to the system of formal education - To provide the opportunity to assess the quality of non-formal education activities and youth empowerment process at local level - To build a network and to create joined actions in order to address current challenges Activities: This project has two main Activities and three stages. The first activity, which is considered as the first stage, is aimed on training participants about non-formal methods of learning and their practical use. The second stage is a “homework” stage where participants will apply the gained information in their home countries/organizations/contexts. And finally, the last activity and stage is aimed on reflection, perfection of gained competences of participants, which will lead to sustainable dissemination and follow up. This concept seems to us as the best way to really “educate” educators and to allow them to obtain new competences, which they will use to improve their teaching approaches. Note: For the detailed descriptions and objectives of the training courses, please refer to the attached Call for Participants.

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Training overview


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This Training Course is

for 31 participants

from Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Republic of North Macedonia, Russian Federation, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Volunteering mentors, psychologists, social workers

Working language(s):




Contact for questions:

Jhon Magkilat



Phone: +49 361 6021515


Board and lodging of the participants will be fully covered by the organisers. All participants will be accommodated in a room for 3-4 people max. Three meals a day and coffee breaks will be provided in the whole duration of the activity. There will be a participation fee of 50 euros that will be deducted from the travel reimbursement for each Training Course. For the travel costs: Armenia - 20 EUR Georgia - 180 EUR Russia, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia - 275 EUR Albania, Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy, Germany, Latvia - 360 EUR United Kingdom - 530 EUR

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme

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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