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The Power of Non Formal Education

Training Course

27 April - 2 May 2017 | Varna (European Youth Capital for 2017), Bulgaria

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).

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 discover and debate the European strategy of NFE.
- 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 Erasmus + Youth in Action.


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...

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, supported by a fine tuned pedagogical programme. 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 the People’ moments).

Participants should be at least 18 years old and should have a good level of English.

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 7 March 2017.

Date of selection: 20 March 2017

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/6228

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Project managers, Youth Policy Makers

Working language(s):

English

Organizer:

Human Resource Development Centre (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Milen Petkov

E-Mail:

Phone: +35929155026

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

Hosting (accommodation and food) and training related costs are covered by Hosting National Agency. Travel costs of the participants from Program Countries will be covered by the sending National Agency (before applying, please check with your NA if they accept to cover these costs). This activity is financed by TCA budget 2017.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme
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