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REMINDER for you! - Training for Trainers for Diversity and Inclusion of Minority Youth
Sunday 2 March 2008

Training of Trainers For Diversity and Inclusion of Minority Youth!
15-23 May 2008, European Youth Centre Budapest


Applications by 5th of March!


Here for you as a reminder! This is a unique Training of Trainers for minority youth trainers and there is no guarantee the same course will be run in the next years. Representatives of minority and disability organisations have a very good chance for this training, and if you want to apply, you should do it NOW.

Do not forget to request IFHOHYP letter of recommendation from Maria Lopez Garcia *in advance*.

The Directorate of Youth and Sports of the Council of Europe is organising a Training of Trainers for Diversity and Inclusion of Minority Youth, that will take place at the EYC in Budapest from 15-23 May 2008. Travel is fully reimbursed by the Council of Europe, accommodation and meals are provided.

Karina Chupina will be one of the trainers of this important and specific Training course. She strongly encourages those of you who ran workshops/trainings in their local or national organisations, who are trainers and want to become trainers, to apply for this course! This is a unique chance for you to learn how to run trainings and study sessions similar to those we have in IFHOHYP.


Aims and objectives of the course
Developing the competences of trainers active and experienced in youth work for diversity, particularly with minority youth groups, in view of strenghtening their capacity to prepare and carry out European and national training activities based on intercultural learning and non-formal education practices.

Specific objectives:
  • To develop participants' competences in developing and running youth non-formal education training activities based on intercultural learning, human rights education and participation;
  • To familiarise participants with the values, mission, structure and ways of working of theCouncil of Europe and in particular the Directorate of Youth and Sport;
  • To develop and consolidate essential skills for trainers in non-formal education with multicultural youth groups and to raise awareness about quality criteria in their training activities;
  • To share and learn from practices of youth work and training with minority youth for diversity and social inclusion;
  • To identify and develop specific trainers competences related to work with minority youth and diversity;
  • To inform participants about the potential of European youth programmes in youth work for diversity and inclusion;
  • To develop the range of competences and diversity in the trainer's pool of the Directorate of Youth and Sport.
Methodology and calendar of the course
The course will be designed to give participants the opportunity to experience and reflect upon activities and concepts central to diversity, based on experiental learning approaches. It will be run in a mutual learning situation, where participants can compare their approaches and experiences to training on diversity with minority groups across Europe. Interventions from experts will help setting the theoretical framework for the course. A diversity of working methods will be used, the starting point of the course being participants' experiences as trainers. The preparation of the course by the participants may include tools for self-evaluation and personal preparation which will be used by the trainers when finalising and designing the programme of the course. Internet-based tools may also be proposed to this end.

Profile of participants
The course is organised and planned for trainers who are:
  • active within youth organisations and associations, in youth work activities and in other NGOs working with minority youth;
  • experienced in working with minority young people and minority youth organisations on topics related to social inclusion;
  • experienced with non-formal education training practices and motivated to consolidate these experiences in order to work as future trainers
  • interested in developing strategies and ways to improve social cohesion and cultural diversity with young people
  • willing to contribute to making diversity visible in European training activities
  • motivated to share and to learn;
  • ready and able to attend the full duration of the course;
  • supported by their organisation or association;
  • aged between 18 and 30 years(exceptions are possible);
  • able to work in English or French.
Candidates personally related to minority groups and communities are strongly encouraged to apply. The final selection will be based on the candidates' experience and on their potential for development as trainers.

Working languages
The course will be run both in English and French with simultaneous interpretation

Financial conditions
  • Board and lodging are provided and paid for by the European Youth Centre Budapest.
  • Travel expenses are fully reimbursed according to the rules of the Council of Europe, Directorate of Youth and Sport. Participants attending less than 80% of the course will not be reimbursed.
  • An enrolment fee of 55 € is due from each participant. This fee will be deducted from the amount to be reimbursed for travel expenses.
Procedure for applications
All applicants must apply using an Internet based form. The form is available at
http://coe.opencontent.it. In case of difficulties, please contact Jackie Lubelli at: jackie.lubelli@coe.int.

The letter of support for the candidate should explain the need and the value for the sending organisation or authority and for the candidate to attend this course. If an organisation wishes to propose more than one candidate, the order of priority should be clearly indicated and justification for the priority list should be provided. Applicants without recommendation letter will not be accepted. The recommendation letter can either be uploaded on the website mentionned above, or sent separately by e-mail to Jackie Lubelli (see e-mail address above). Finally, the letter can also be faxed on +33 (0)3 88 41 27 77.

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