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Training Course on Essentials of Non-Formal Education

The training activity took place
in Strasbourg, France
organised by Youth Department of the Council of Europe
06/02/2023 – 11/02/2023

Aims & objectives

The training course aimed at increasing the capacities of youth organisations to carry out international intercultural non-formal educational activities with a multiplying effect for their members.


- To create a common understanding of the essential approaches and methodologies in non-formal education as applied in the European Youth Centres and by the European Youth Foundation, and to support the quality of activities and their connection to the mission of the Council of Europe

- To strengthen competences in using non-formal education with young people in international projects, including the key understanding, skills and attitudes required for running intercultural educational activities

- To get familiar with the relevant tools and manuals produced by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe and reflect on their practical use in upcoming activities

- To reflect on and plan how to ensure quality non-formal education in future youth activities, including how to ensure that they have a multiplying effect

- To share inspiring practices on implementation of study sessions and EYF supported international activities and annual work plans

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

The group of selected participants was diverse based on nationalities. Some of them represented international organisations that were organising their study sessions in one of the Council or Europe’s Youth Centres, others were nominated by youth organisations that were planning or expecting to implement EYF-funded activities (international activities or workplans).

Training methods used & main activities

The content and methodology of the course were designed to make participants reflect on and experience non-formal education. It built on experiential learning, individual reflection, and the exchange of practices among participants by using participatory methods of learning, such as working groups and facilitated discussions.

The course itself applied the quality standards in non-formal education produced by the Youth Department.

Outcomes of the activity

The training course successfully achieved its objectives. Participants developed a common understanding of essential approaches and methodologies in non-formal education, aligning them with practices in European Youth Centres and the European Youth Foundation. This understanding not only supported the quality of activities but also strengthened their connection to the mission of the Council of Europe. Participants became familiar with relevant tools and manuals from the Council of Europe's Youth Department, reflecting on their practical application in upcoming activities.
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Your tasks and responsibilities within the team

I worked on the training course full-time as a trainer, and participated in the preparation and implementation of the program.

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

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