This is a reference for Lucie Schubert

InTouch 2010

The training activity took place
in Oostduinkerke, Belgium
organised by IYNF (International Young Naturefriends)
Reference person

Friedrich Koeckert

(former IYNF President, co-trainer, IYNF Trainers Network member)
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Aims & objectives

Training course on youth exchanges organised by IYNF within its networking programme.

The aim of InTouch is to empower and enable participants to successfully prepare and run international youth exchanges. We addressed this through four main objectives:
- Capacity building in projects planning and grant writing;
- Further developed group leader’s skills and team work competencies;
- Increase participants’ IC awareness and enable them to address ICL in their projects;
- Find partners and discover the networking possibilities of IYNF.

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

Preparation team consist of two senior trainers (Friedrich Koeckert, Germany & Lucie Frisova, Czech republic), one trainee/junior trainer (Kata Olah, Hungary) and IYNF EVS volunteer (Zane Smite, Latvia), further involved were IYNF Secretary general Martijn van den Berg (Netherlands) and Networking coordinator Katerina Svozilova (Czech republic)

20 participants, between 18 to 30 years old, interested in the practical way of organising international youth exchanges and camps within the IYNF network, motivated to get involved in international youth work,able to understand and speak English,
working on the local, national or international level, could be a newcomer, ex-participant, team member, international volunteer...
Coming from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy Romania, Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey, Poland and Portugal.

Training methods used & main activities

A good mixture of non-formal education and experiential education methods. The programme consist of well think-through flow of activities which guides participants through the whole process of preparing, running and following up youth international activities such as youth exchanges. Mimimum nr. of frontal presentations, maximum nr. of simulations, workshops, working in small groups, case studies and consultation possibilites.

Outcomes of the activity

- three international projects as follow up of the training
- one theses on IYNF methodology in courses
- good nr. of participants joining existing teams and activities of IYNF to support them in summer 2011
- decision to serve with the training in next years too. After evaluation period we decided to rework the modul and make a it a long term training course with 2 phases of which first focuses on more on project management of an activity and the following one on group processes and programme design, working with international groups.

Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

Senior trainer, responsible for preparation, running and follow up of the training course, final reports.

I did the same training modul, one day shorter in 2009
InTouch 2009, 3-8/11/2009, Dresden, Germany.

I worked on this training for 6 days as a full time trainer.

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