Deadline: 20 November 2011
Open to: Young people between 13 and 25 years old, giving priority for young people from less privileged cultural, geographical, or socio-economic backgrounds, and young people with disabilities.
Costs: Check with the National Agency in your country for funding opportunities
The BiTriMulti training supports voluntary as well as full-time youth workers dealing directly with young people in developing their first international Youth Exchange in the framework of the YOUTH IN ACTION programme.The aim of the BTM training course is to offer an international learning experience to practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects under the Youth in Action Programme. Training course will be on 22-26 February 2012 in Spain.
The training course is designed for voluntary and professional youth workers working directly with youngsters who are interested in setting up international exchange projects.The course is mainly aimed at those who have no experience of organising an international Youth Exchange under the Youth in Action Programme. The duration of the exchange activity itself is from 6 to 21 days, excluding travel days.
On the second day of the BTM there will be an intercultural evening when you will have the opportunity to share something about your culture with others. You mare welcomed to bring “gastronomic” specialities from your region or country: food (there will be no possibility to cook food at the training centre,but the possibility to heat food should be checked in advance with the Hosting National Agency contact person) and drinks for this evening. Please bring a map, posters, postcards and leaflets to give a picture of where you come from.You may bring CDs of music, modern or traditional, that you want to play during the interculturaland other evenings. Bringing with you different games to be used during informal moments is not forbidden!
The BTM programme is built around a simulation game, which is interspersed with information sessions as well as activities to improve the group dynamics, and ends with an evaluation. On the next page you will find the programme of the course.
Every participant is individually entitled to receive a Youthpass Certificate which confirms participation and validates the non-formal learning (NFL) experience of Youth Exchange project. Validating the learning experience of participants is important in itself and the document can be of benefit in terms of the educational or employment future of the participant.
Objectives of BTM:
- To provide an informed introduction to the Youth in Action Programme, focusing on Youth Exchanges and their capacity to enhance young people’s active engagement in the making of Europe (though not exclusively) for newcomers to the programme;
- To offer an individual and group learning experience through a simulated process on setting up a Youth Exchange project;
- To develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to organise a Youth Exchange, based on the non-formal learning practice, principles, and quality standards of the Youth in Action Programme;
- To enable participants to reflect on their learning and to familiarise themselves with Youthpass – the strategy on the recognition of non-formal learning in the youth field, its technical tool to produce Youthpass Certificates, and its application in Youth Exchanges in particular and the Youth in Action Programme in general;
- To offer the opportunity to meet possible partner groups and to make contacts in other countries.
- Participate can groups of young people between 13 and 25 years old who reside in a country eligible to participate in the European Youth in Action Programme, giving priority for young people from less privileged cultural, geographical, or socio-economic backgrounds, and young people with disabilities.
- This Training course is for 30 participants from Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Belgium – FL, Slovak Republic, South-East Europe, Eastern Europe and Caucasus.
The Youth in Action Programme grants are based on the principle of co-funding, with other public and/or private contributions (in cash,in kind,or both)and/or through fundraising activities undertaken by the young people. The total costs of a project cannot be covered by the Youth in Action Programme alone, which covers part of the costs. The grant is calculated on the basis of real costs for travel and fixed rates for all related costs. The exact amounts are detailed in the Programme Guide of the YiA Programme. For information about the funding contact the National Agency in your country.
You can apply online (you first have to register).