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Power of Non Formal Education CH - NFE and Youth exchanges

Training Course

3-8 June 2012 | La Fouly, Switzerland

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in empowering young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe)
Why this Training Course? - To stimulate the participants to feel and reflect about the power of non-formal education (NFE) by experimenting different kind of non-formal educational methods. - To analyze the role and perception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe. - To understand how NFE methods and approach can be used to promote cultural diversity and intercultural learning (ICL). - To fight against the growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field. - To explore meanings, roles and complementarities of different educational approaches and methods (formal, non-formal, informal). - To reconsider daily youth work practices. - To understand the principles of program building and NFE within Youth in Action. Subtheme of this TC : Youth Exchanges The National Agencies carrying this training course have decided on a specific subtheme : youth exchanges. The structure of the TC stays the same, but the content of the shown exercises and the debriefings will be focused on this particular subtheme. How will it be done? In order to have real impacts, the participants experience an innovative approach, using a full immersion in the experiential learning cycle: doing/ feeling, reflecting, transferring... To have profound impact, we need to go further than classical running of training courses. The participants are encouraged to really build their own training and learning process. We consider that this is the condition to understand the real power of NFE. The pedagogical process A fundamental flow during the training is based upon: - Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercise...) - Reflecting: on the methods and its impacts, on the power and limits of NFE, on building a pedagogical process... - Transferring: to the own reality of participants, in order to improve ways of working with young people - Sharing: different perceptions, current situations and experiences. - Developing: the building capacity of the participants, by including them in the decision process of the project designing (participants will decide some sessions they feel they need to have) but also in the implementation of the program (power to people moments). The program lasts for four full days . Arrival day on Sunday, 2t of June and departure day on Friday, 8tof June. Participants should be at least 18 years old and should have a good level of English.

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This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Young people

Working language(s):



ch Foundation, NA Switzerland for YiA (National Agency)


  • NA Germany (National Agency)
  • Na Slovenia (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Stefanie Krauer


Phone: 0041 32 346 18 00

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 for accomodation and food covered, for Travel Costs please check with your respective National Agency.

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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