EuroCity Experiential Learning Training Course, Turkey

Deadline: 31 January 2013
Open to: Youth workers, Youth leaders, Project managers from Youth in Action Programme countries
Venue: 3-10 March 2013; Adrasan, Antalya, Turkey


The EuroCity is a training course which addresses Citizenship, Active participation, Youth work, Human rights, and Globalization. The training course will be adapted in a simulation which will be going on during the course. The training will be set up in a city which is named Euro. Trainers’ team will be moderator for the activities of everyday. During the course each day trainers will organize some simulations related to the topics, and participants will be living in the city and organizing activities as citizens of Euro city. Training will be an effective practice on experiential learning.


This project is financed by the Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the National Agencies or SALTO involved in this project – except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your NA (see list on the website HERE) to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. If you come from a country other than Programme Countries, please contact the host NA (Turkey-Mehmet Cakir at [email protected])for further information about the financial details.

Aims and Objectives:

  • To discuss youth approach on global issues, such as sustainable development,
  • To analyze the youth policy on national and European level,
  • To share experiences on youth work in different countries,
  • To evaluate YiA Programme and create a set of recommendations to whom it may concern,
  • To deepen the understanding active participation &how to live it as a way of life,
  • To raise awareness on European citizenship,
  • To build partnerships for 1.3 projects,
  • To develop quality projects,
  • To learn useful methods/tools to encourage youngsters for active participation and European citizenship,
  • To understand the concept of living democracy on individual level.

In conjunction with the topic of this course – European Citizenship – this determines that the learning process will:

  • be based on intrinsic motivation of the learner;
  • be learner–centered and based on the experience of the participants;
  • be based on a personal responsibility for learning, supported by a strong group dimension and collective approach;
  • enable participants to apply and transfer what they have learned to their youth work

Practice and social life: The course will be in a small environmental habitat. During the course participants will be in a simulation. Euro city is a global city with many social problems and metaphors. The participants will try to solve and analyse different problems and be involved in social life and make changes. Trainers will be moderator of the city. City will have a mechanism such as city council, city court, NGOs, etc. All participants will have a role in social life and each day  trainers will point out different themes related to the course programme.

In the setting, the group process, the content and the methodology of the training activities, the focus is put on participation, active involvement, sharing of thoughts and feelings, learning by doing, group work and the intercultural dimension. Creativity & variety of the methods are important in their approach.

The main methodologies are learning by experiencing, intercultural communication, reflective approach and the educational approach. The intercultural setting is an overall educational approach during the training as working/living/leisure experience.


This Training course is for 30 participants from Youth in Action Programme countries, which include the 27 Member States of the European Union, participating countries of the EFTA members of the EEA: Iceland, Liechtenstein,Norway and Switzerland, and candidate countries for accession to the European Union: Turkey, Croatia.

The course is recommended for youth workers, youth leaders, and project managers. Working language of the course is English.


You must apply online using the application form HERE by 31 January 2013. Be sure to check with your National Agency before you apply.

They will select participants by 11 February 2013.

For further information, please contact Mehmet Cakir of the Turkish National Agency at [email protected] or by phone at 0090-312-409-6096.

Download the infopack HERE for more information, or see the original call for applications HERE.

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