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The Power of Non Formal Education

Training Course

24-29 May 2022 | Bonn, Germany

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 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, JUGEND für Europa reserves the right to cancel the residential activity and organising the activity online. 

JUGEND für Europa 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 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.  

JUGEND für Europa and the hosting/ seminar place will follow and apply all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines by the German government, health departments, federal states and regional governments, 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 Germany. More detailed information about the travel guidelines will be provided to the selected participants closer to the event. 

The rules about entering Germany are to be found and updated on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office  

More common information about travelling to Germany can be found on the webpages of the Robert-Koch-Institut and the Federal Minstry of Health.  

General information about travelling in Europe can be found  at the EU's Reopen EU website, but please note that this page is not as often updated as pages above. 


Please note, that at this stage of the call (11. January 2022) there are five recognized vaccines to enter Germany. Entry to Germany is exclusively permitted with these five vaccines and with full vaccination status. https://www.pei.de/EN/medicinal-products/vaccines-human/covid-19/covid-19-node.html 

En Detail: Regardless any prior vaccinations, you will reach full and recognized status in Germany should you prove two shots including 14 days period with vaccines:

Comir­naty, Nu­vax­ovid (NVX-CoV2373),  Spike­vax (COVID-19 Vac­cine Mod­er­na), Vaxzevria (COVID-19 Vac­cine As­traZeneca), Covid 19 Vaccine Janssen.

Should you have a prove of recovery, please contact us before buying your ticket.





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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 24 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors, Youth coaches

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



JUGEND für Europa (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Inge Linne


Phone: +49 228 9506 269

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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