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University Study Visit: Youth Work and Intercultural Competence

Study Visit

19-21 June 2019 | Maynooth, Ireland and Belfast, United Kingdom

The main aim of the Study Visit is to promote international Youth Work and intercultural competence within Higher Education institutions and other establishments involved in Youth and Community Work programmes in the two countries.

A three-day study visit to universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland that offer Youth and Community Work degree programmes.

This study visit will focus on Higher Education institutions and other establishments involved in Youth and Community Work programmes at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.

The main aim of the Study Visit is to promote international Youth Work and intercultural competence within these institutions. Through linking Youth and Community Work programmes to Erasmus+ Youth, European youth policy and the European Training Strategy, the project also aims towards recognition of Non-Formal Learning and greater professionalisation of Youth Workers and Youth Work training.

The visit will explore how the theories of Intercultural Competence apply to youth work training and practice in a variety of contexts.  Although youth work in the UK and Ireland have similar theoretic underpinnings, the training and practice models have evolved to respond to local circumstances.  For example in Belfast, the group will look at the issues for youth workers in a society emerging from conflict.  In Maynooth, the focus will be on models  and approaches of integration in increasingly diverse communities.

This project follows on from the University Study Visit held in Scotland in May 2017. It also links to the ‘Among Others’ project, held in co-operation between the Czech, Hungarian, Irish, Polish, Turkish and UK National Agencies.

The activity is for 20-25 participants; recommended for Youth workers or HE staff working in providing Youth and Community Work degree programmes in Higher Education; hosted by UKNA and taking place between Northern Ireland, UK and Republic of Ireland.

Expected profile participants:

  • Trainer in higher education (as lecturer and/ or researcher)
  • Youth Workers Lecturers/ Educators
  • Manager in youth programme employing youth workers
  • Policy maker within youth work/education authorities

Supported priorities:

  • Development of youth work quality
  • Youth policy and dialogue with decision makers
  • Cultural diversity or fight against racism and intolerance

The three objectives that the project aims to reach are:

1 To look at different ways that UK and Irish Youth and Community Work courses incorporate international work and intercultural competence modules.

2 To share experiences from participants’ countries of how international work and intercultural competence are incorporated into Youth and Community Work courses

3 To create links between Youth and Community Work faculties and European programmes (particularly Erasmus+), European Youth Policy, and the European Training Strategy

A programme draft is available to download.

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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/7943

This activity has already happened!

This Study Visit is

for 25 participants

from Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

and recommended for

Youth leaders, Youth policy makers, Youth researchers, Youth workers' employers (management level)

Accessibility info:

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

Organiser:

UK and Irish National Agencies (National Agency)

Co-organiser(s):

  • Latvian National Agency (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

UK TCA TEAM

E-Mail:

Phone: +44 (0) 121 212 8947

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

Participation fee

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Accommodation and food

The hosting National Agency of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Your sending National Agency will support your travel costs. After being selected, please contact your NA to learn more about how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

This training activity is funded by:

The Erasmus+ Youth in Action 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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