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Erasmus+ Training course “PRO Facilitators” In Bulgaria (Fully Funded)

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Education centre brings you another Erasmus training courses. Open call for 40 participants to attend the international Training Course “PRO Facilitators” for 10 days in Bansko, Bulgaria. This training is organised by the Association WalkTogether and funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme.

About the training course

WalkTogether Association invites youth workers who are eligible for the Erasmus+ program and have a keen interest in enhancing their facilitation skills to attend the Erasmus International Training Course for Facilitators for 10 days in Bansko, Bulgaria.

It is an engaging and immersive program crafted for a diverse group of 40 international participants aspiring to enhance their skills, knowledge, and attitudes crucial for effective facilitation in an interconnected world. Through interactive learning experiences, guided discussions, and practical activities, participants will delve into fostering collaboration, understanding diverse perspectives, and personal development. This facilitator training aims to equip participants with a comprehensive set of skills, knowledge, and attitudes, enhancing their abilities and contributing to the creation of inclusive, collaborative, and culturally sensitive learning environments.

Project learning outcome

– Explore various learning theories such as experiential learning, constructivism, and social learning to inform facilitation practices.

– Innovation and Creativity: Develop an appreciation for creativity and innovation, exploring divergent thinking and problem based learning as facilitation tools.

– Project Management Basics: Acquire foundational knowledge in project management principles for effectively planning and facilitating group projects.

– Intercultural Communication: Develop adept communication skills for facilitating diverse and inclusive group dynamics.

– Active Listening and Reflective Practice: Hone active listening skills and cultivate a habit of reflective practice for continual improvement in facilitation.

– Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking: Enhance problem-solving abilities and critical thinking skills essential for guiding groups through challenges.

– Digital Literacy: Acquire proficiency in utilising digital tools for facilitating engaging and interactive learning experiences.

– Time Management and Productivity: Master time management techniques to ensure efficient and effective facilitation.

– Build resilience to navigate challenges and setbacks in facilitation with a positive and adaptable mindset.

– Curiosity and Lifelong Learning: Cultivate a curiosity for continuous learning and a commitment to lifelong learning as facilitation professionals.

– Open-mindedness and Flexibility: Foster an open-minded and flexible attitude towards diverse perspectives and ideas, creating an inclusive facilitation environment.

Eligibility | Participant’s profile

The target group is the individuals who are actively engaged in youth work, which involves working with young people in various capacities to support their personal, social, and educational development.

The target participants may include youth workers employed by youth organisations, NGOs, community centres, schools, and other relevant institutions.

All applicants must be:

– A resident in one of the following countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, North Macedonia, Turkey, Liechtenstein).

– Aged over 18 years old, there is no upper age limit to apply

– Have a Sufficient knowledge of English language

– Interested in the field of youth work and has the desire to enhance their professional skills, broaden their horizons, and exchange experiences with peers from different countries.

– Cross-Cultural Competence: Gain knowledge and understanding of diverse cultural perspectives to create inclusive facilitation environments.

Financial condition  and Benefits

– There is no participation fee for attending the training

– All the participants will be accommodated in apartments (3-4 people) at Hotel Royal Bansko in Bansko, Bulgaria.

 Food will be served in the hotel’s restaurant – 3 meals per day, which will be according to the dietary restrictions for each participant.

– Participants will also have at their disposal a swimming pool, sauna, table tennis an outdoor space and fitness

– Travel expenses from your home country to project venue will be reimbursed after participation in the project according to the distance between your  travelling place to the volunteering venue as follows:

  • for travel distance between 100 and 499 km: 180 EUR / person, +30 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 500 and 1999 km: 275 EUR / person, +45 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • for travel distance between 2000 and 2999 km: 360 EUR / person, +50 EUR extra for Green travel.
  • Calculate your budget from HERE
  • IMPORTANT: keep all your travel documents! Online boarding passes and tickets for reimbursements. No documents = No reimbursement!
  • IMPORTANT: If you decide to travel by CAR, it is eligible only if you are a minimum of 2 people per car. The cost is not calculated per person, but per car based on the real cost – gasoline receipts, Vinette tax, Bridge Tax, etc.
– Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser after the training, for recognition of their competence development during the activity.
Insurance
It is strongly recommended that participants in the training are in possession of a European Health Insurance Card. This is a free card that gives access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 27 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, under the same conditions and at the same cost (free in some countries) as people insured in that country.
– More information on the card and on how to obtain, click here
Timeline
Application deadline: 30 November 2023
Selection date: 4 December 2023
Arrival day: 11 December 2023, program starts at 16:30h
Departure day: 20 December 2023, program ends at 13:00h
Note: Participants can arrive 2 days earlier and stay 2 days after the project. Please keep in mind that you have to pay your expenses for the extra days (accommodation, food etc.) on your own if you choose these options

 How to apply

You can apply for this training via SALTO Online Applications before the application deadline

More details

For more details about the training, check the info-letter before applying

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