This is a reference for Sérgio Gonçalves


The training activity took place
in Budapest
organised by Tempus Public Foundation
17 to 20 September 2018
Reference person

Wim Vogelaere

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Aims & objectives

ATOQ - Advanced Training on Quality
The aim: To support youth workers/leaders with youth exchange experience in increasing the quality of future European youth exchanges organised within the ERASMUS+: Youth in Action.

The objectives for the ATOQ are:
1. Critically reflect upon their previous international youth exchange experience(s)
and the impact on young people, organisations and wider community;
2. Increase the understanding of different quality aspects of youth exchanges such
as: active participation of young people, cooperation with partners, intercultural
learning, impact and dissemination of results; programme design;
3. Experience a non-formal learning process and understand how to support young
people’s learning in the project;
4. Improve their project management competences (knowledge, skills and attitudes)
in order to better organise the different phases of a youth exchange project.

Target group & international/intercultural composition of the group & team

The participants were selected by their National Agencies, coming from Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Turkey, Spain, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Germany and Netherlands.

The training course was open for voluntary and professional youth workers, working directly with young people, who organised and/or participated as a team member in at least one international youth exchange (which is completed) and plan to organise another within the frame of the ERASMUS+: Youth in Action.

Training methods used & main activities

The methods used were of non-formal learning, focusing in topics such as Intercultural Learning, exchange of practices in implementing youth exchanges, Program design, workshops implement in real time regarding the needs of participants, Impact and Dissemination, Reflections.

ATOQ is built on the past experiences of participants and is interspersed with workshops, info-sessions, activities to improve group dynamics and ends with an evaluation.

Outcomes of the activity

The outcomes of the project were presented in a report, delivered to Tempus Public Foundation. They assess further the outcomes of the training.
An evaluation was also conducted by the participants and also delivered to Tempus Public Foundation.
This training is part of a series of trainings implemented by several Erasmus + Youth in Action National Agencies.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I worked as trainers. My main task was to coordinate the use of Youthpass and support participants in using it.
During the training, I implemented sessions on: "Let’s begin non-formal learning"; Impact and Dissemination; Workshop on application writing; support in other sessions.

I cooperated with my colleague trainers, Elizabeth and Wim, in adapting and implementing the training.

I worked on this training for 4 days as a full time trainer.

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