24 February 2016

Call for 2 Romanian participants: Training Course in Gothenburg, Sweden (9-17 May 2016)

GEYC is selecting 2 Romanian participants, to take part in "Training for Trainers" European project that will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden from 9 to 17 May 2016. The main aim of the traing course is to aims to train youth workers to become trainers and provide them with the theory, skills and tools necessary to design implement and evaluate effective training programmes. Deadline: 29 February 2016 | Apply now!

Please notice that this call is for Romanian participants only. Other applications will not be considered.
Deadline: 29 February 2016 | Apply now!

About the project:
The project ”Training for Trainers” aims to train youth workers to become trainers and provide them with the theory, skills and tools necessary to design implement and evaluate effective training programmes themselves in order to generate optimum learning outcomes and improved performance. First activity will be a training course that will take place in Sweden from 8th - 16th of May 2016 and will bring together young people from from UK, Sweden, Croatia, Spain, Romania, Macedonia and Estonia. It is planned as an intensive 9 day long training course using the method of non-formal education in order to create an appropriate learning environment by focusing on learning by experience, reflection on the past activities of the participants, discussions about the key competencies of youth work and discovering training competencies and methodology. A team of highly competent trainers will implement the activity ensuring that each participant will get adequate learning guidelines and personal mentoring as well. Specific focus of the training will be made on active learning - how to understand it and to promote it when working with young people. There is a lack of competent trainers in the youth field who are able to work on this Erasmus+ programme priority areas - thus the training will directly contribute to the increase of the educational activity and quality youth work done around the dimensions and act of youth work and learning in Europe. The training course will contribute to the development and expansion of a network of trainers and facilitators with the skills and motivation to contribute to the quality and sustainability of the youth programmes in Europe. It will include various types of learning activities and formats to provide the youth workers with considerable flexibility in adapting the educational programmes to the specific needs of participants.The activities and subjects will include groups dynamics; roles in groups; introducing an activity; making a presentation; the perfect circle theory; Homer Simpson theory; leading discussions; telling stories; butterflies; bursting participants; challenging behaviours; task vs. process; art of questions; communication skills; co-working; role of energisers; use of games; creating a programme; leadership. The subjects will be covered using a combination of inputs, process work and practice. Each element covered will be practiced in order to practically enhance the skills of the young trainers. The project will use non-formal education/learning as the basis of learning. Methodologies will include Stop Start Methodology where participants practice facilitating a group or conducting a training activity and are stopped in different moments to analyse what is going on and to reflect on their practice. There will be simulation activities, role plays, theoretical inputs, forum theatre, learning to learn practice, lifelong and life wide learning, small groups, individual work, self-directed learning, use of games and exercises.After both activity we strongly believe how the participants will gain great knowledge, boost their skills and implement all their knowledge and new connection in the most beneficial ways for their organisations that will in the end benefit wider community all together.

Available places:
-2 participants with no age limit (the team will be composed of 3 persons in which one will be invitated by GEYC organisation and two will be selected through this call)

Selection criteria
-basic experience in training, facilitating, youth work and project coordination;
-strong motivation to get knowledge about Erasmus+ programme, establish new partnerships for GEYC and work on new projects;
-fluent English
-gender balance

-minimum 18 years old
-GEYC volunteers and GEYC Community applicants will have priority to participate

Deadline: 29 February 2016 | Apply now!


  • until 29 February 2016: submitting the application form
  • between 1-15 March 2016: selection of participants, notifications and confirmations (paying the participation fee - please notice that the participation fee is non-reimbursable) 
    Note: if you won't receive an e-mail by 15 March 2016, it means that we found other suitable candidates for this project. 
  • by 24 March 2016: arranging the travel details (please be ready to cover your travel costs - the reimbursement will be done by bank transfer upon returning and after the proof of original tickets) feel free to check geyc.ro/flights for the current price level. GEYC will support you throughout the booking process and the reimbursement procedure;
  • by 8 May: final preparation for the training course;
  • between 09-17.05.2016: the training course takes place;
  • between 18 May and 30 September: dissemination activities

  • Upon returning home, each participant is required to organise one or more events in which the leading role will be as a trainer/facilitator. GEYC will support you through the whole process. More information will be provided after the selection process ends.

    Financial details:
    The organizers will cover the following costs with the support of the European Commission: 
    • 100% of meals, accommodation, activities costs; 
    • Transport cost up to 275 EUR per participants (Note: the reimbursement will be done after the project by bank transfer)
    Participants will be required to cover: 
    • a participation fee covering administrative costs for this project (the fee will be paid in RON, by bank transfer; the fee will be paid after the participants are selected). Please don't pay any fee before you receive the confirmation e-mail): 225 RON (50 EURO) for GEYC Community (please note that for this call we will consider the members that joined the Community before February 24th, 2016) applicants and 360 RON (80 EUR) for other applicants (GEYC active volunteers are not required to pay the participation fee); The fee is calculated at a fixed exchage rate (EUR=4.5 RON)
    • (if needed) transport cost - the amount exceeding 275 EUR
    • (if needed) medical insurance; 
    • (if needed) any other personal costs.

    Relevant information 
    • In order to start their travel, Romanian participants should own a valid ID or passport.
    • Arrangements regarding medical insurance are the responsibility of the participants.
    • In order to be reimbursed, Romanian participants should start their travel from Romania.
    • Please make sure you have read and accepted the terms and conditions of GEYC European mobility programs before you apply
    • The refund for the travel will be made by bank transfer upon returning home
    • Bring: typical food/drinks, music from Romania, pictures etc. to present at the Intercultural Night

    Deadline: 29 February 2016 | Apply now!

    If you have any questions feel free to contact us through the Contact form or by Facebook (as a private message). Please mention ”Training for Trainers project” when you contact us.