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The Power of Non Formal Education in French language

Training Course

19-24 September 2023 | Rochefort-en-Terre, Bretagne, France

Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in creating empowerment opportunities for young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe).

Textes en français dans les annexes ci-dessous.

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 reception of NFE in our different countries within a common Europe.
  • To change the existing and growing consuming approaches towards young people in the non-formal education field.
  • To explore meanings, roles and complementary of different educational dimensions(formal, non-formal, informal).
  • To reconsider daily youth work practices.
  • To understand the principles of NFE within the Erasmus+ program and how this can be used as an effective toolbox.

How it will 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...

The TC is not limited to the couple of days the participants spend together but starts before the actual encounter. Participants should therefore be well aware that they will be actively involved from the very beginning.

Pre-training immersion

Starting around 6 weeks before the training, through the “NFE News”, participants will receive weekly news which invites reflection on pedagogical issues and collect information / documentation. Participants are part of the building of this NFE News. Also a closed private Facebook group will be created to promote interactions between participants before TC starts.

Issues / topics tackled: perception / recognition of NFE in your country, methods you use/have used…

A fundamental flow during the training:

Experiencing: different educational settings, different non formal education methods (role play, simulation game, exercises...).

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 the People – the People who are you” moments).

The after-training consolidation

Trainers will be available for the following 2 months through internet for a supportive and consulting approach towards the defined action plans of the participants. Each participant will have the trainers as their mentors during this period.

Information during the Covid-19 Pandemic 

The activity is planned to be residentially hosted. In case the Covid-19 Pandemic prevails and prevents travelling, BIJ (BEFR National Agency, organizer) reserves the right to cancel the residential activity and eventually organize an alternative version online. 

The organizer will ensure that safety and hygienic measures needed in relation to Covid-19 Pandemic are in place during the activity. All participants will be accommodated in single rooms (in bugalows with 2 rooms). In activities we use face masks and safety distance, or the safety guidelines which are valid at the time of the event. Participants will be informed before the event about these meassures.  

The organizer and the venue will follow and apply all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines issued by the French government and health departments,  which are valid by the time of the seminar. 

In order to travel, all selected participants will need to be able to show e.g. the EU Digital COVID Certificate – digital or paper format (EUDCC) when leaving home country and entering France. More detailed information about the travel guidelines will be provided to the selected participants closer to the event. 

The rules about entering France are to be found and updated on the website of the French Foreign Office . The organizers will provide/remind info about conditions shortly before the activity.

This TC is in French ! Good level of Franch required.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth coaches, Teachers

Working language(s):



Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Thierry Dufour


Phone: +32477747195

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.


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

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA or SALTO of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for 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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