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Training Course

15-23 May 2015 | Cascais/Praia Grande, Portugal

Training course for trainers, youth workers, focalizers who like to work with nature, who want to develop their facilitation competences and add some special effects to their trainer’s body, mind, heart and spirit through nature based methods.
DESCRIPTION ‘Special Effects’ is an innovative 8-day training course for trainers, facilitators and youth workers who already have some experience in non-formal education and experiential learning. The programme is designed for people who are ready to learn, explore, discover and develop their skills, competences and know-how and will be able to use it later in their jobs and communities. One of the special effects of this course is the aspect of including activities focused on spirituality and nature based methods in the modern, European non formal education. The methodology is based on approaches where nature plays an important role and is present as the environment, tool or content. We will work on all the most important aspects of learning activities: programme structure, flow, methods, techniques, group dynamics, presentation skills, personality of the trainer, roles and balance in the training team and we will experience it all in a real life situation with school youngsters. The programme will be very flexible and we will be ready to adapt it following very closely the participants’ needs and expectations for the course; plus, a space will always be open for participants who will want a more active role, taking the initiative and practicing non formal education by actually doing it. - - - To read more about the objectives of the course, the trainers and other practical information download the Invitation. - - -

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This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Cyprus, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Sweden, United Kingdom

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders

Working language(s):



Vida+Viva|Associação Animam Viventem (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Inês Gomes Calado


Phone: +351 910130952


Food and accommodation: will be fully covered by the organisers. Travel costs: will be refunded after the end of the course, when all the original tickets and receipts are presented. We will cover 100% of your travel expenses, but only up to the maximum amounts listed below: Portugal (only if travelling more than 100Km): 180€ Italy, Ireland: 275€ Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia, Romania, UK: 360€ Cyprus: 530€ Participation fee: Money shouldn’t be the only obstacle against your participation - therefore we suggest a sliding scale from 30 to 100€. We want to give you the possibility to self-evaluate how much you can contribute financially, and how much you consider a fair fee for 8 days training 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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