Τraining on Skills Development & Validation

Duration: 7 days for training and 2 days for travelling.
Training dates: Sunday 08 March 2020- Saturday 14 March 2020.
Travel dates: Saturday 07 March 2020 (arrival)- Sunday 15 March 2020 (departure)
Number of participants: 30. Each partner will be represented by 3 delegates.
Age of participants: there is no age limit.
Place: Larnaca, Cyprus.
Venue: Hotel Flamingo, Larnaca.

PARTNERSHIP

SEAL CYPRUS, Cyprus (Coordinator) www.sealcyprus.org

EUROPEAN YOUTH CENTRE BRECLAV Z.S, Czech Republic http://eycb.eu/en/news
Asociacija “Aktyvus Jaunimas” (Active Youth), Lithuania https://activeyouth.lt/
PRAXIS,  Greece www.praxisgreece.com
Asociatia GEYC, Romania www.geyc.ro
ADEL Slovakia, Slovakia www.adelslovakia.org
MTU Islander, Estonia  http://www.estislander.org
Association “WalkTogether”, Bulgaria http://associationwalktogether.eu/
ENNEA Cultura Territorio Società, Italy  https://www.facebook.com/associazioneennea/

PROJECT OUTLINE

Project type: Training Course
Erasmus+ Key Action 1. Mobility of Youth Workers. Youth Workers’ Training & Networking.

BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT

Youthpass is the strategy of the European Commission for the recognition of the competences gained by the participants in the different activities granted in the frame of Erasmus+/ Youth in Action Programme.

Since 2007, 985.232 Youthpasses have been issued for young people and youth workers or leaders after their participation in 63.361 projects implemented by 25.843 organisations in Europe (data, September 2019).

The European Reference Framework of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning has been revised in 2018, which will result in a change in the use of Youthpass (effective after August 20, 2019).

Recognition of non-formal learning in the youth field is about recognising the work and learning achievements of young people and those active in youth work and youth organisations.

As a recognition instrument, Youthpass can be particularly beneficial for young people with fewer opportunities.

Main theme of the project:

The Revised Framework of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning and the YOUTHPASS certificate.

Overall aim:

To ensure the Continuous Professional Development of Youth Workers.

Specific objectives:

  1. Preparation of Youth Workers to use the YOUTHPASS certificate under the Revised Framework of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning.
  2. Understanding of the Competences and what they represent for the individuals.
  3. Exchange of methods and techniques in the use of the YOUTHPASS and development of new tools.
  4. Promotion of Erasmus+ and the EU transparency and recognition tool YOUTHPASS.

Profile of participants: Youth Workers, Youth Trainers, Mentors of EVS volunteers.

Age of the participants: there is no upper age limit; this is a training course (not a youth exchange).

Number of participants: each organisation will participate with 3 people.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

With their participation in this project, the youth workers and their organisations should expect:

* To become familiar with the Revised Framework of Key Competences for Lifelong Learning (2018).

* To understand the definitions of the 8 Key– competences as they are defined within the new framework.

* To learn how to support the young people to enhance the 8 competences validated by YOUTHPASS with our youth projects.

* To understand the importance of YOUTHPASS for young people with fewer opportunities especially those out of formal education.

* To exchange good practices in the use of YOUTHPASS.

* To explore tools to support self– assessment and reflection on learning.

* To develop the quality of youth work, youth training and volunteering in favor of the young people.

* To support the youth professionals and their organisations to promote the validation and certification of non formal learning.

* To increase the visibility of Erasmus+ and the YOUTHPASS.

 PRACTICAL INFO

You can find more details on travel, logistics, the hotel, the location etc on the Info-Pack which you can download by pressing the link here: YOUTHPASS PLUS_Training in Cyprus_Infopack v10.01.2020

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Participants from Cyprus

People who are based in Cyprus (not necessarily Cypriots) need to fill the Application_local-participants_YouthpassPlus-in-Cyprus. After you fill the application form, send it to sealcyprus@gmail.com with the subject “YOUTHPASS+_your surname”.

Participants from the partners’ countries

You need to fill the Application_international-participants_YouthpassPlus-in-Cyprus and send it to your organisation. If your organisation has a different form, you will probably need to fill in both forms.

Read the Description and the Infopack carefully before you fill out the application.

After you fill out the application form, send it to the partner organisation in your country with the subject “YOUTHPASS+_your surname”. Do not send the form directly to SEAL CYPRUS.

GET CONNECTED 

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sealngocy

Facebook group of the project: https://www.facebook.com/groups/YouthpassPlusEU

This is a closed group, only for selected participants.

The hashtag of the project on Twitter and Instagram is #YouthpassEU