Apel închis: Non-Formal Education for the Next Generation!-France (10 – 17 March 2014) [DL: 02 februarie 2014]

Non-Formal Education for the Next Generation!

Training Course

10 – 17 March 2014

Base de Loisirs de Rouffiac – Lanouaille – France


“Non-Formal Education for the next Generation” is a six days training course taking place close to Limoges (France) between the 10th and 17th of March 2014.

The general aim of this project is to improve the quality of youth work on local and international levels, using Non-Formal Education.

We will bring together youth workers from different cultures, backgrounds, countries, allowing them to develop a certain knowledge of intercultural learning;

We will give them the opportunity to discover and experiment new Non Formal Education methods; we plan to bring international NFE knowledge to local youth working; and we hope to

work on future projects together, promoting mobility.

In total, twenty participants (four from each country : France, Spain, Romania, Poland, Croatia) will be able to take part in this project.

Their profile will be diverse (youth workers, holiday camp coordinators and leaders, volunteers, etc.) as we would like to question youth work national specifities.

A european team of three trainers will permit us to reach our goals – through non-formal educational methods, role games, simulation exercises, peer to peer education, workshops,

debates… – and also thanks to visits, intercultural evenings, reflections groups and – last but not least – informal moments.

To participate, you have:

– To have 18 years old at the beginning of the training course

– To be able to communicate in english

– To be a youth leader, holiday camp leader, youth worker, volunteer, anyone working or dealing with youth issues…

– To be able to take part in the full duration of the training course

How to apply

Please download the application form and send it to office@centruladdo.ro before 02.02.2014.

Working methods

This training course is a concrete expansion of the field in which all the participants work or volunteer, as to know youth-working, leading camps, …

This TC will permit them to discover and explore non-formal education methods, new tools, share their own methods and confront their daily practice to what can exist abroad, by sharing an international and intercultural experience.

Moreover, by experiencing the basic process learning in an intercultural setting, it will improve the participants awareness towards other cultures and it will increase their abilities to work in an international team.

We will use Non-formal education methods, tools from non-violent communication and intercultural understanding.

We will focus on role games, simulation exercises, team-building, debates and discussion…

Each participant is going to have the opportunity to play an active role on each stage of the project.

From the beginning, they will be able to share some information, start presenting themselves, through a blog (or web-page) and a facebook page.

We also would like them to prepare, using video or photo, a small insight of their daily practice corresponding to the training course.

Also, during the TC, we want to make everyone able to propose activities or methods, to lead a training session according to his skills, wills, abilities… and also to learn new from the others.

Logistical organisation

The training course will take place in the « Base de Loisirs de Rouffiac », in Lanouaille, France.

This project receives the support of the European Program Youth in Action, the expenses of accommodation, food and activities are totally covered.

Travel costs are covered in the limit of 70%.


The training is organized by AROEVEN du Limousin, in partnership with ACCENT OBERT,  CARPE DIEM, EDUQ Association and ADDO – The Centre for Development and Training.

Youth in Action Program

The project is financed by the Youth in Action programme, which makes an important contribution to the acquisition of competences and is therefore a key instrument in providing young people with opportunities for non-formal and informal learning with a European dimension.



Reflective Practice, a UK Perspective

Training Course

Burnley, UK, 9-15th March 2014 (Open for participants from Estonia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Turkey and UK)


This course aims to explore the theory of reflective practice in youth work from a UK perspective. The UK has over 60 years history of professional youth work which this course plans to highlight and demonstrate how this came to be. This course is open to participants based in EU countries as well as Turkey.


The course will take place in the town of Burnley, England (nearest airport is Manchester). During the course, participants will be taken to visit youth work settings in the region and have a chance to interact and ask questions to UK youth workers.


We will be exploring reflection based practice in order to better understand it so we can use it effectively in our own work setting. We will be using reflection throughout the week in order to assess our progress and see it in practice in UK based settings. From what we explore we hope that each participant will be able to implement what they learn into their own work in their own country. We will seek to share the benefits that we all see in order to get the most out of reflection and then look at how we might use it with others in our own culture.


During the course, participants will engage in various activities that explore the topic and look at reflective practice while discussing models for its growth and development in Europe. The course will also foster new collaborations between the partner countries and explain how to gain funding for future cooperation for international youth activity.


This project is the result of a desire to share reflective practice between European Countries, by taking a process-based approach that does not assume a level of understanding. Instead it builds on introducing the subject, exploring its relevance and applying it in the context of each country so the each participant will return home with something of real value.


Through the teaching of theory and practice via the use of interactive training we will share this knowledge and skills base with a range of professionals from other countries. The training will be facilitated by experienced and qualified professional Youth Workers, trained in reflective practice, from the UK. The trainers will deliver a curriculum on a range of subjects centered around the course objectives. These are focused on the learners participating and we aim to achieve the following:


Participants will be able to:

  • Identify what reflective-based practice is
  • Understand and explain the use of reflective practice
  • Locate reflective practice in the context of your own work
  • Share the benefits of reflective practice with others/those around you
  • Understand the challenges of implementing reflective practice in your work


The course also aims to foster partnerships between countries while also explaining how participants involved can continue activity with their new partners and where to access funds to do so.


The working language of this course is English, so participants will need to be proficient in their skill level. Participants are also expected to attend the full duration of the events.


Our organisation will cover participant’s food and accommodation costs, as well as 70% of your travel cost.


If you are interested to apply to participate in this training course, please fill this short online application form.


Closing Date for applicants: 27th January 2014


Date of selection: 3rd February 2014


Partners for this project are:

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